Two years before 'Nuff Said! I came to WBAI to join Ed Menje on his show Monsters from the ID, which he had been doing for six years, having taken over the similar show Rude Awakening. Ed mostly played punk and hardcore rock music and I added heavy metal and more early punk and unsigned bands that produced and distributed their own music. We alternated with Susan Brown's show Punk and Hardcore, eventually mutating MftI into 'Nuff Said! in 1993
On August 14, 2002 from 3:30 AM to 6:00 PM, I guest-hosted Punk and Hardcore while Susan was out of town. I opened with the same song Ed Menje played at the opening of Monsters from the ID. I tend to play four-song sets. I've listened to college radio stations that play half an hour, 45 minutes of music without commercials then read a long list of what they played. If I was especially interested in something in the middle of the set, I wasn't able to keep track of which was which. Hence my shorter sets.
Despite the fact that 'Nuff Said! had just been cancelled and despite Susan inviting me to do so, I did not play any interviews with comic book creators. As I write this over a year later (having just come across my play list), I don't remember why. Perhaps it had been so long since I had done a music show, that's all I wanted to do. Or perhaps I believed program director Bernard White and the other staffers when they said 'Nuff Said! was only temporarily canceled. (Go ahead, laugh or shake your head, I deserve it. I guess I was more optimistic than I thought I was.)
I brought more heavy metal and less punk and hardcore than usual, again for reasons I don't remember. I also featured a 1994 album of (mostly? all?) unsigned bands called Alternative Woodstock. I'll note which songs are from that album. I list the artist first, then the song title.3 D Invisibles - Monster DJ
I enjoyed hearing the Rainbow so much I decided to let the record continue. I play more from it later in the show.The Clash - London's Burning
The New York City area was going through a heat wave so I read a piece about Eskimo physiology from a book called "Straight Dope" (compilations from the syndicated newspaper column of the same name).The Murmurs - You Suck
I couldn't resist playing those last two together.KMFDM - Craze
I didn't play any interviews with artists or writers, but I did talk about comics. Then I played a set of songs that mention comic book characters. And talked about the recently-released Spider-Man movie and various Spider-Man comics.The Ramones - Sheena Is a Punk Rocker
And something mellow and overtly political to blend into Wake Up Call, the show immediately after.Soundtrack to Hair - Easy to be Hard
It had been a while since I had done a music show and I had a lot of fun. I trust it translated to the air. Thank you, Susan!If you have any requests or suggestions for the next time I sub for Susan (including your own band), please e-mail me: email@example.com. And keep checking this web site for when the next time will be.
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