Thursday, November 30, 2017


November 1, 2017
"Softly As In A Morning Sunrise" performed by Eric Dolphy and the Herbie Hancock Quartet

"Get Out Of Your Own Way" performed by U2-WSPC PREMIERE
"A.F.U. (Naturally Wired)" performed by Van Halen
"Just A Thought" performed by Gnarls Barkley
"And I Love Her" (live on David Letterman) performed by Broken Bells
"Starless" (live) performed by King Crimson

November 2, 2017
"Try Not To Breathe" performed by R.E.M.
"Mind" performed by Talking Heads
"Man Of Spells" performed by Tony Banks
"Love Is A Sign" performed by The Go-Betweens
"We Let The Stars Go" performed by Prefab Sprout
"All About Waiting" performed by Dhani Harrison-WSPC PREMIERE

November 3, 2017
"My Starter Won't Start This Mornin'" performed by Lightnin' Hopkins
"Fool No More" performed by Peter Green
"Good Thoughts, Bad Thoughts" performed by Funkadelic

November 4, 2017
"Momentum" performed by Antonio Sanchez-WSPC PREMIERE

"What's On Your Mind?" performed by Ace Frehley
"Crystal Palace" performed by The Bible
"Blue Sky Mine (Food On The Table Mix)" performed by Midnight Oil
"Less Cities, More Moving People" performed by The Fixx
"Shadows In The Rain" (live) performed by The Police

November 5, 2017
"Immigrant Song" (live) performed by Led Zeppelin
"Elephants" (live) performed by Them Crooked Vultures
"Xanadu" performed by Rush

November 6, 2017
"Bad Boys For Life" performed by P. Diddy
"Open Letter To A Landlord" performed by Living Colour
"Pray To The Junkiemaker" performed by Fishbone

"Machines (Or Back To Humans)" performed by Queen
"What Artie Knows Part 1" performed by Planet P. Project
"Inca Roads" (live in Helsinki 1974) performed by Frank Zappa

November 7, 2017
"English Girls Approximately" performed by Ryan Adams
"When We Were Young" performed by Dolores O'Riordian
"Explode" performed by The Cardigans
"The Same December" performed by Prince
"Arrows" performed by Foo Fighters-WSPC PREMIERE

November 8, 2017
"Vicious" performed by Lou Reed
"Misty Mountain Hop" performed by Led Zeppelin
"Court And Spark" performed by Joni MItchell
"Satellites" performed by Rickie Lee Jones
"Motel Matches" performed by Elvis Costello and the Attractions

November 10, 2017
"The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald" performed by Gordon Lightfoot
"Against The Wind" performed by Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band
"Cortez The Killer" performed by Neil Young
"There's No Way Out Of Here" performed by David Gilmour
"Crystal River" performed by Mudcrutch

November 11, 2017
"Royalty Capes" performed by De La Soul
"Don't Know Why" performed by Slowdive
"Love To Be Loved" performed by Peter Gabriel

November 12, 2017
"The Weight" performed by The Band with The Staple Singers
"Love Of The Common Man" performed by Todd Rundgren
"Maybe It's Imaginary" performed by Kirsty MacColl
"Lover's Prayer" performed by Otis Redding
"Linda, Linda" performed by The Blue Hearts

November 13, 2017
"Fooled Again (I Don't Like It)" performed by Tom Petty and the Heatbreakers
"Babyhead" performed by Fishbone
"The Goose" performed by Parliament
"By This River" performed by Brian Eno
"Like To Get To Know You" performed by Spanky and Our Gang

November 14, 2017
"Brooklyn Kids" performed by Pete Townshend
"Processional" performed by William Patrick Corgan-WSPC PREMIERE

November 16, 2017
"Tusk" performed by Fleetwood Mac
"Elephant" performed by Tame Impala
"Elephant Stone" performed by The Stone Roses
"L'Eelephant" performed by Tom Tom Club
"Effervescing Elephant" performed by Syd Barrett

November 17, 2017
"Healing Part 1" performed by Todd Rundgren

"Sexual Harassment In The Workplace" performed by Frank Zappa
"Republicans" performed by Frank Zappa
"Easy Meat" performed by Frank Zappa

November 18, 2017
JANUARY 6, 1953-NOVEMBER 18, 2017
all songs performed by AC/DC
"For Those About To Rock"
"It's A Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock N' Roll)"
"Night Prowler"
"Touch Too Much"
"Let There Be Rock"

November 19, 2017
"Brainwashed" performed by George Harrison
"Jesus Of Suburbia" performed by Green Day
"The Confessor" performed by Joe Walsh

November 20, 2017
"Where's The Line" performed by General Public
"She's My Hero" performed by Talib Kweli-WSPC PREMIERE
"Wonder" performed by Natalie Merchant
"You Can Still Change Your Mind" performed by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
"It's Magic" performed by Della Reese

November 22, 2017
APRIL 12, 1950-NOVEMBER 21, 2017
all songs performed by The Partridge Family
"I Think I Love You"
"I Woke Up In Love This Morning"
"You Are Always On My Mind"
"Echo Valley 2 6809"
"I Can Feel Your Heartbeat"

November 24, 2017
"Black Friday" performed by Steely Dan
"Layaway" performed by The Isley Brothers
"Shoppin' From A To Z" performed by Toni Basil
"Rockin' Shopping C enter" performed by Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers
"Low Budget" performed by The Kinks

"Outlaw Man" (live 1976) performed by Eagles
"Lover Of The Bayou" performed by Mudcrutch

November 25, 2017
"I Know You" performed by Sloan
"Sound Of Love" performed by James Iha
"Let Me Give the World To You" performed by The Smashing Pumpkins
"Somebody's Miracle" performed by Liz Phair
"Rush Across The Road" performed by Joe Jackson

November 27, 2017

"Stone Free" (live at the Atlanta Pop Festival)
"Ezy Ryder" (live)

"Dream Brother" (live in  Chicago) performed by Jeff Buckley
"Sweetness  Follows" performed by R.E.M.
"One For The Mockingbird" performed by Cutting Crew
"I've Been In Love Before" performed by Cutting Crew
"Man Out Of Time" performed by Elvis Costello and the Attractions

November 28, 2017
"Sneakin' Sally Through The Alley" performed by Robert Palmer
"People Say" performed by The Meters
"Life Ain't Never Been Better Than It Is Now" performed by Lenny Kravitz
"Castles Made Of Sand" performed by Chaka Khan
"Love Hangover" performed by Diana Ross

November 30, 2017
"Wanna Be Startin' Something" performed by Michael Jackson
"November Sun" (original demo) performed by Susannah Hoffs
"Harvest Festival" performed by XTC
"Edith And The Kingpin" performed by Joni Mitchell
"Harvest For The World" performed by The Isley Brothers


1. "Somewhere Now" performed by Green Day
2. "Take Control" performed by Weezer
3. "Forbidden Fruit" performed by The Pursuit Of Happiness
4. "Stand Inside Your Love" performed by The Smashing Pumpkins
5. "Things Behind The Sun" performed by Nick Drake
6. "No Quarter" (live) performed by Led Zeppelin
7. "Seasons" performed by Chris Cornell
8. "Sea Of Tranquility" performed by Book Of Love
9. "The Fall" performed by Electric Light Orchestra
10."Sirens" performed by Pearl Jam

1. "Reception/Getting Closer" performed by Paul McCartney and Wings
2. "I Should Have Known" performed by Aimee Mann
3. "Extraordinary" performed by Liz Phair
4. "Prime Time" performed by The Tubes
5. "On Your Radio" performed by Joe Jackson
6. "I Believe She's Lying" performed by Jon Brion
7. "I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down" performed by Elvis Costello and the Attractions
8. "Follow The Leader/The Answer Was You/Unkind" performed by Sloan
9. "Erase/Replace' performed by Foo Fighters
10."What's On Your Mind?" performed by Ace Frehley

WSUM-FM's DJ Nightway and WVMO's  Savage Scott
SAVAGE RADIO EPISODE #100!!! with special guest star WSUM-FM's DJ NIGHTWAY-NOVEMBER 15, 2017
1. "This Is Radio Clash" performed by The Clash
2. "Colors" performed by Beck
3. "The One Thing" performed by INXS
4. "Ti Amo" performed by Phoenix
5. "Smoke Detector" performed by Rilo Kiley
6. "The Way You Used To Do" performed by Queens Of The Stone Age
7. "Elevator Operator" performed by Courtney Barnett
8. "Little White Dove" performed by Jess Klein
9. "Star Collector" performed by The Monkees

1. "Peaches En Regalia" performed by Frank Zappa
2. "Custard Pie" performed by Led Zeppelin
3. "Church" performed by Lyle Lovett
4. "Hungry For You (J'aurais toujours faim de toi)" performed by The Police
5. "Maybe The Last Time" performed by JAMES BROWN
6. "Savoy Truffle" performed by The Beatles
7. "Candy" performed by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
8. "Ham N' Eggs" performed by A Tribe Called Quest
9. "Burn Three Times" performed by Utopia
10."Wheels" performed by Stars Of Heaven
11."Grace" performed by Jeff Buckley


1. "What Is Life" performed by George Harrison
2. "Can't Stop The Music/Is It A Star" performed by Daryl Hall & John Oates
3. "Praying To The Aliens" performed by Gary Numan and the Tubeway Army
4. "Raise My Rent" performed by David Gilmour
5. "Within You, Without You" performed by The Beatles
6. "Cico Buff" performed by Cocteau Twins
7. "Message Is You" performed by Gary Myrick
8. "Love Don't Bother Me" performed by Tony Carey
9. "The Adventures Of Rain Dance Maggie" performed by Red Hot Chili Peppers
10."Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea" performed by George Harrison


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Friday, November 3, 2017



At this time, especially within a year so precariously on the edge, I am compelled to give thanks.

First and foremost, I am thankful for my family, my wife, my parents, my cats--I only wish for their continued health and security, for the world would not be the same without any one of them, a reality that I know is forthcoming but for now, I am thankful to say that they are all remaining as strong as possible within my life.

With regards to the subject matter of this blogsite,  I remain forever thankful to music itself, the art form that has communicated with me so powerfully and beautifully for the entirety of my life ad it continues to sustain, soothe, and enrapture me ever still. May this feeling never leave me.

I give thanks to my dear friend Steve Manley, Dave Zero as well as the respective staff and proprietors of Madison's record store community which consists of B-Side Records, Mad City Music Exchange, Strictly Discs, and Sugar Shack. All of these people and places have allowed me to continue the journey of musical discoveries that I have loved so very much for so much of my life. None of these places exist as mere "stores" to me. These are establishments of community and connection that are essential to the sharing, exposure and even the survival of music itself. No hyperbole. It's simply the truth as I see and feel it.

I give thanks to the Chicago radio stations and DJs that were instrumental with my life long love of music combined with healthy fantasies of life on the other side of the radio speakers, fantasies that came true during my college radio years with WLHA-FM.

With that, I give thanks to Dave Black and the DJ staff and crew of Madison's WSUM-FM, the beautiful phoenix that rose valiantly from the ashes of WLHA, for all of their support and willingness to host the "WLHA Resurrection/Reunion Weekends" for five years running at this time. These glorious weekends have not only served as a means to return to the radio airwaves as an adult and to provide a link from the past to the present, while also acquainting myself with like-minded spirits who served as DJs long before the possibilities ever occurred themselves to me.

These weekends, so lovingly organized by 'LHA veterans Kevin Peckham and Kevin Ruppert, have afforded me, best of all, to re-connect with three extremely special women, all of whom I connected with due to our shared experiences at WLHA: Kelly Klaschus, Sue Grass and Lisa Grueneberg. So thankful and blessed am I to have found my life intertwined with theirs, initially forged through a love of music and radio. They are essential members of my personal tribe.

Speaking of which, I must give thanks to the local DJs that have, and will always, continue to inspire me, as they all weave radio spells that make me want to perform better and better. I salute "Freak Scene Radio" host Randy Ballwahn, "The Heavy Petting Zoo" host Grandma Cyd (whom I was thrilled to meet this year as she is quite lovely) and of course, "The Mixtape" host DJ Nightway (also, someone whom I just recently met and was just sent sky high in the process), as all of them continuously ensure that the world of radio remains creative, innovative, inviting, adventurous and inspirational.

And all of this gratitude leads me to give crucial, bottomless thanks to Lindsay Wood Davis and Tom Teuber (with whom I still need to grab that drink as he was behind the scenes of my radio development in more ways than I could have ever imagined) for allowing me to become a part of WVMO 98.7 FM-THE VOICE OF MONONA with my weekly show "Savage Radio," a program which is about to reach its 2nd anniversary on the air as well as its 100th episode.

There are no  guarantees to anything in life, especially second chances or opportunities. There was nothing written in the stars that suggested that I would have the chance to return to radio and with each episode I am able to deliver, my appreciation with being able to have the privilege of being a DJ is not lost upon me whatsoever. It has been nothing that was required to be given to me.

Opportunities presented themselves and thankfully, here I am as a member of this wonderful, low power, award winning radio station that has worldwide reach (still so unbelievable as the small-ness of the station always makes me feel that what I am doing is quite intimate and just presented to a few friends whom I know are tuning in). I am so thankful to be in the company of people like 'VMO DJs "British Invasion And Beyond" host Jim Gunderson, "Vintage Vinyl Hour" host David Cobb, "The Prog Rock Hour" host Fred Sperry, "Roulette" host DJ Dukemar and again, so many other like minded members of our distinctive tribe.

I give thanks to all of the live music venues around the city who have also worked heroically to bring another form of community and communion into reality and I also give thanks to the local artists that I have been able to meet and become befriended with over these few years. From Post Social, Dash Hounds, Disq, Kainalu, Trophy Dad, Wood Chickens, The Wilder Deitz Group, Squarewave, Bobby Hussy, David Poole, Skyline Sounds Thompson Springs, Slow Pulp, The German Art Students, Melkweed and even more, I salute ALL of you for the fearless, joyous purity of your work has made me fall in love with music all over again and again and again.

And most importantly, I am thankful for all of YOU. All of you who have visited this blogsite for three years, all of you who have listened to my radio show, all of you who just love the art and universe of music just as I do. If not for YOU, music would fade into the ether. If not for YOU...just as George Harrison once sang.

Continue to listen, to love, to appreciate, to celebrate...and as always...

PLAY LOUD!!!!!!!!!!!!!