Self Help Radio

Gary

Monday 6AM-8AM

A different theme explored musically every week.

  • November 18, 2019

    "Number One"

    • Etta James "Number One" [R&B Dynamite]
    • The Exciters "Number One" [The Golden Torch Revisited]
    • Number One "Kris Kristofferson & Rita Coolidge" [Natural Act]
    • The Groove Farm "Number One" [Plug (The Story Of Pop So Far)]
    • Autumn Teen Sound "Number One" [Seven Summers]
    • Colleen Green "Number One" [Sock It To Me]
    • Black Box Recorder "Being Number One" [Passionoia]
    • The Push Kings "Number Ones" [The Push Kings]
    • Guided By Voices "Cretinous Number Ones" [How Do You Spell Heaven?]
    • Sparks "The No. 1 Song In Heaven" [No. 1 In Heaven]
    • Roy Orbison "Lonesome Number One" [Roy Orbison Sings Don Gibson]
    • Hello Number One "Kitty Wells & Red Foley" [Together Again]
    • Camera Obscura "Number One Son" [Underachievers Please Try Harder]
    • Sleater-Kinney "# 1 Must Have" [All Hands On The Bad One]
    • Helen Love "Number One Fantastic Day" [Radio Hits 3]
    • The Fabulous Emotions "Number One Fool" [Northern Soul Fever 3]
    • The Monitors "Number One In Your Heart" [The Complete Motown Singles, Vol. 6: 1996]
    • The Youngbloods "Number One Attraction" [All About Love]
    • Boogie Down Productions "I'm Still # 1 (Numero Uno Re-Recording)" [Jack Of Spades]
    • Gregory Isaacs "My Number One" [The Story of Jamaican Music (Tougher Than Tough)]
    • Dennis Alcapone "Number One Station" [High Explosion (DJ Sounds From 1970 To 1976)]
    • Homer & Jethro "Number One Fan" [Any News From Nashville?]
    • Number One Edition Of Love "Linda Yamamoto" [Nippon Girls (Japanese Pop, Beat, & Bossa Nova 1966-1970)]
    • Astro Babys "Number 1 Boy" [Sweet Hot Drive]
    • Yellow Magic Orchestra "Tighten Up" [Kyoretsu Na Rhythm]
    • Tough & Go "Straight To... Number One (Dreamcatcher's Mix)" [Queer As Folk OST]
    • Tim Yen Yen "Girl Number One" [Everything Beautiful Reminds Me Of You]
  • November 11, 2019

    "Weird"

    • The Wee Four "Weird" [She'll Hurt You In The End (Teener Garage Explosion Vol. 2)]
    • Kicking Giant "Weird" [Halo]
    • Guana Batz "I'm Weird" [Loan Sharks]
    • The Chills "Whole Weird World" [Kaleidoscope World]
    • Crystal Stilts "Worlds Gone Weird" [Nature Noir]
    • New Order "Weirdo" [Brotherhood]
    • The Charlatans "Weirdo" [Between 10th & 11th]
    • The Dentists "Weirdo (At 25,000 Miles Per Hour)" [Deep Six]
    • Pataphysics "You Make Me Feel Like A Weirdo" [Take A Look Out Your Window]
    • Built By Snow "All The Weird Kids Know" [Mega]
    • The Fall "Totally Wired" [Totally Wired: The Rough Trade Anthology]
    • The Magnetic Fields "Weird Diseases" [50 Song Memoir]
    • The Lovely Eggs "Weird Heart" [Have You Ever Heard The Lovely Eggs?]
    • Cloud Nothings "Weird Son" [Leave You Forever EP]
    • Iggy Pop "Some Weird Sin" [Lust For Life]
    • Pixies "Is She Weird" [Bossanova]
    • The Snow Queen "Extremely Weird Snakes" [The Patio Collection Vol. 2]
    • Love Love "I Like You Weird" [Love Love]
    • The Prefab Messiahs "Weirdoz Everywhere" [Keep Your Stupid Dreams Alive]
    • Ex Cops "Weird With You" [Daggers]
    • Colin Meloy "Wonder" [Colin Meloy Sings Live]
    • Juliana Hatfield "It's So Weird" [Weird]
  • November 04, 2019

    "In The Dark"

    • Nina Simone "In The Dark" [Nina Simone Sings The Blues]
    • The James Hunter Six "In The Dark" [Hold On!]
    • Magazine "In The Dark" [Magic, Murder, & The Weather]
    • Crocodiles "I Like It In The Dark" [Crimes Of Passion]
    • The Soft Boys "Blues In The Dark" [Invisible Hits]
    • The Fiery Furnaces "Keep Me In The Dark" [I'm Going Away]
    • Dolly Mixture "Whistling In The Dark" [Demonstration Tapes]
    • Easterhouse "Whistling In The Dark" [Contenders]
    • Grass Widow "Whistling In The Dark" [Internal Logic]
    • Billie Holiday "Romance In The Dark" [All of Me (The Columbia Singles 1940-1941)]
    • Memphis Minnie "Kissing In The Dark" [The Complete Post-War Recordings In Chronological Order Vol. 3]
    • Throwing Muses "Walking In The Dark" [House Tornado]
    • Elvis Costello "Talking In The Dark" [Armed Forces]
    • Ween "Drifter In The Dark" [Chocolate & Cheese]
    • Passenger "Needle In The Dark" [Wicked Man's Rest]
    • The Snuggle Ups "Dancing In The Dark" [Bridging The Distance: A Portland OR Cover Compilation]
    • Flesh World "Here in The Dark" [The Wild Animals In My Life]
    • The Would Bes "My Radio Sounds Different In The Dark" [Silly Songs For Cynical People]
    • Footsteps In The Dark "Jo Broadberry & The Standouts" [Jo Broadberry & The Standouts]
    • Faces In The Dark "Generationals" [Con Law]
    • Winter In The Dark "Jeanines" [Jeanines]
    • The Hounds Below "You Light Me Up In The Dark" [You Light Me Up In The Dark]
  • October 28, 2019

    "Halloween 2019: Frankenstein!"

    • Big Bee Kornegay "At The House Of Frankenstein" [Horror Hop]
    • Carlos Casal Jr. "Don't Meet Mr. Frankenstein" [Sin Alley! Volume 4]
    • Gene "Bowlegs" Miller "Frankenstein Walk" [Barnyard Soul]
    • Count Lorry & The Biters "Frankenstein Stomp" [Monster Sounds & "Boppin'" Tracks, Vol. 1]
    • Jenny Adkins "Mary's Scary Story" [Frankenstein]
    • Frankenstein "France Gall" [Cinq Minutes D'Amour]
    • Barry Bostwick, Susan Sarandon, & Richard O'Brien "Over At The Frankenstein Place" [The Rocky Horror Picture Show]
    • The Smooty Filth "Frank Was A Friend Of Mine" [Greenstuff]
    • Eddie Thomas "Frankenstein Rock" [Monster Rock & Roll]
    • Jad Fair & Daniel Johnston "Frankenstein Conquers The World" [Jad Fair & Daniel Johnston]
    • The Fleshtone "You Can't Get Him Frankenstein" [Flaming Burnout]
    • One Ring Zero "Frankenstein Monster Song" [As Smart As We Are]
    • The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band "Monster Mash" [Tadpoles]
    • Oingo Boingo "Weird Science" [Weird Science OST]
    • Gene Moss "Frankenstein" [Dracula's Greatest Hits]
    • Sigue Sigue Sputnik "Frankenstein Cha Cha Cha" [21st Century Boys]
    • Editors "Frankenstein" [Black Gold]
    • George Jackson "Miss Frankenstein" [Bomp In The Night]
    • Toy Love "Bride Of Frankenstein" [Cuts]
    • Ad Frank "Bride Of Frankenstein" [Ad Frank]
    • Charming Disaster "Be My Bride Of Frankenstein" [Spells + Rituals]
    • Matthew Sweet "Lady Frankenstein" [Tomorrow's Daughter]
    • The Crystals "Frankenstein Twist" [Twist Uptown]
    • Soupy Sales "My Baby's Got A Crush On Frankenstein" [Up In The Air]
    • Nosotrash "Frankenstein" [Little Darla Has A Treat For You, Vol. 15]
    • Mouseatoullie "Frankenstein" [Frankenstein]
    • Parliament "Dr. Funkenstein" [Clones Of Dr. Funkenstein]
  • October 21, 2019

    "Illusions"

    • Nat "King" Cole "Illusion" [The Touch Of Your Lips]
    • One Way Street "Illusions" [Pass The Caviar]
    • Isolation Ward "Illusions" [Point Final]
    • Stagnant Pools "Illusions" [Temporary Room]
    • Shout Out Louds "Illusions" [Optica]
    • Dinner "Illusions" [New Work]
    • Dream Machine "The Illusion" [The Illusion]
    • Sugar Pie DeSanto "My Illusions" [Moaning, Groaning, Crying: A Galaxy Of Soul]
    • Rosie & The Originals "Lost Illusions" [Angel Baby Revisited]
    • Al Stewart "Optical Illusion" [24 Carrots]
    • Spent "A Life Of Illusion" [Unbrella Wars]
    • The Velvet Underground "I'm Set Free" [The Velvet Underground]
    • Smog "The Desert" [Burning Kingdom]
    • Buzzcocks "Everybody's Happy Nowadays" [Complete Singles Anthology]
    • The Chameleons "Monkeyland" [Script Of The Bridge]
    • The Mighty Diamonds "Is This An Illusion" [Jam Session]
    • Television Personalities "Le Grande Illusion" [...And Don't The Kids Just Love It]
    • Ladytron "Season Of Illusions" [Velocifero]
    • Soul Merchants "Web Of Illusion" [1985-1987]
    • Velvet Illusions "Velvet Illusions" [Pebbles, Vol. 9]
    • Chris & Cosey "Illusion" [Trust]
    • The Forum "World Of Illusion" [The River Is Wide]
  • October 14, 2019

    "Comfort"

    • Eugene Mirman "Welcome To The Meditation (Please Get Comnfortable)" [I'm Sorry (You're Welcome)]
    • The June Brides "Comfort" [For Better Or Worse]
    • Makthaverskan "Comfort" [III]
    • Carla Thomas "Comfort Me" [The Complete Stax-Volt Singles 1959-1968]
    • Van Morrison "Comfort You" [Veedon Fleece]
    • Andy Griffith "Make Yourself Comfortable" [American Originals]
    • Willie Dixon "Built For Comfort" [Willie's Blues]
    • Black Francis "Angels Come To Comfort You" [Bluefinger]
    • The Murlocs "Comfort Zone" [Manic Candid Episode]
    • The Mess Makers "Discomfort" [Antipodean Screams Vol. 2]
    • Quiet World "Rest Comfortably" [Electric Asylum Vol. 4: Rock Hard British Freakrock]
    • Woods "Creature Comfort" [City Sun Eater In The River Of Light]
    • Creatures Of Comfort "Deep Sea Diver" [Secrets]
    • Graham Parker "Comfortably Numb" [A Fair Forgery Of Pink Floyd]
    • The Minders "Comfortably Tucked Up Inside" [Hooray For Tuesday]
    • Guy Clark "Comfort & Crazy" [Craftsman]
    • Ruthann Friedman "Southern Comfortable" [Hurried Life: Lost Recordings 1965-1971]
    • Johnny Cash "Southern Comfort" [The Ragged Old Flag]
    • Partnerships "Comfortable Again" [Double Love Suicide]
    • Poison Girls "Too Close For Comfort" [Statement: The Complete Recordings]
    • Peggy Lee "Too Close For Comfort" [Pretty Eyes]
    • Kate Bush "Mother Stands For Comfort" [Hounds Of Love]
    • The High Violets "Comfort In Light" [Heroes & Halos]
    • Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan & Michael Brook "My Comfort Remains" [Night Song]
    • Cold Comfort (Deepsky Remix) "Curve" [The New Adventures Of Curve]
  • October 07, 2019

    "1969 Revisited"

    • Joni Mitchell "Chelsea Morning" [Clouds]
    • Isaac Hayes "Walk On By" [Hot Buttered Soul]
    • Mutantes "Fuga No. 2" [Mutantes]
    • Love "Always See Your Face" [Four Sail]
    • Karen Dalton "It Hurts Me Too" [It's So Hard To Tell Who's Going To Love You The Best]
    • I'm Movin' On "Elvis Presley" [From Elvis In Memphis]
    • Serge Gainsbourg & Jane Birkin "Je T'Aime... Moi, Non Plus" [Jane Birkin Et Serge Gainsbourg]
    • Scott Walker "The World's Strongest Man" [Scott 4]
    • The MC5 "Kick Out The Jams" [Kick Out The Jams]
    • The Who "Pinball Wizard" [Tommy]
    • Shocking Blue "Venus" [Venus]
    • David Bowie "Space Oddity" [David Bowie]
    • The Rolling Stones "Gimme Shelter" [Let It Bleed]
    • Firesign Theatre "The Ralph Spoilsport Mantrum" [How Can You Be In Two Places At Once When You're Not Anywhere At All]
    • The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band "Ali Baba's Camel" [Tadpoles]
    • Bruce Haack "Sing" [The Electronic Album For Children]
    • Sly & The Family Stone "Everyday People" [Stand!]
    • The Meters "Live Wire" [The Meters]
    • Bob Dylan "Lay Lady Lay" [Nashville Skyline]
    • Townes Van Zandt "Waiting Around To Die" [Townes Van Zandt]
    • Phil Ochs "Rehearsals For Retirement" [Rehearsals For Retirement]
    • Neil Young "Down By The River" [Everyone Knows This Is Nowhere]
    • Plastic Ono Band "Cold Turkey" [Cold Turkey]
    • Frank Zappa "Willie The Pimp" [Hot Rats]
  • September 30, 2019

    "Postcards"

    • Blossom Toes "Postcard" [If Only For A Moment]
    • The Who "Postcard" [Odds & Sods]
    • Partly Cloudy "Postcard" [Excess Verbiage]
    • Pere Ubu "Postcard" [Story Of My Life]
    • Blurt "Postcard" [Celebrating The Bespoke Cell Of Little Ease]
    • The Simpleton "Postcard" [Matter]
    • Stephen Duffy "The Postcard" [I Love My Friends]
    • Afternoon Naps "Postcard" [Sunbeamed]
    • Treetop Flyers "Postcards" [The Mountain Moves]
    • Hailer "Postcard" [Another Way]
    • Letting Up Despite Great Faults "Postcard" [Untogether]
    • I Am The World Trade Center "The Postcard" [The Tight Connection]
    • Shocking Blue "Send Me A Postcard" [We Can Fly, Vol. 3]
    • Tom Verlaine "Postcard From Waterloo" [Words From The Front]
    • Half Japanese "Postcard From Far Away" [The Band That Would Be King]
    • Happydeadmen "Postcard From Madrid" [Classics - A Decade In Pop]
    • Morrissey "Every Day Is Like Sunday" [Viva Hate]
    • The Lucksmiths "Guess How Much I Love You" [A Good Kind Of Nervous]
    • The Bartlebees "Postcards On Sunday" [What Is It All About?]
    • Moustache Of Insanity "Postcards To Strangers" [Postcards To Strangers]
    • The Fairways "Postcard Picture Perfect" [Is Everything All Right?]
    • Watermelon Men "Postcard View" [Wildflowers]
    • The Walkmen "Postcards From Tiny Islands" [You & Me]
    • The Untamed "Postcards From The Grave" [Strange Unknown]
    • CJ Ramone "Postcard From Heaven" [The Holy Spell...]
    • George Pringle "Carte Postale" [Salon Des Refuses]
  • September 23, 2019

    "What House Is This?"

    • Shelley Lee Alley "The Big House Blues" [The History Of Country & Western Music, Vol. 8: 1941]
    • Bill Monroe "Dog House Blues" [Blue Moon Of Kentucky]
    • Big Jay McNeely "Road House Boogie" [The Boogie Box]
    • Roy Orbison "Rock House" [The Sun Years]
    • Phil Ochs "The Doll House" [Farewells & Fantasies]
    • The Stooges "Fun House" [Fun House]
    • Space Ghost "Grandma's House" [Yeah, Whatever]
    • George Jones & Tammy Wynette "Two Story House" [Together Again]
    • Siouxsie & The Banshees "Happy House" [Once Upon A Time/The Singles]
    • Schizoid "White House" [Messthetics # 1]
    • The Fall "Tempo House (live 1983)" [Perverted By Language]
    • Big Black "Bad Houses" [Atomizer]
    • The Nits "An Eating House" [In The Dutch Mountains]
    • Lou Reed & John Cale "Open House" [Songs For Drella]
    • George Carlin "Visiting Someone Else's House" [When Will Jesus Bring The Pork Chops?]
    • The Breeders "Lime House" [Pod]
    • Robyn Hitchcock "Linctus House" [Eye]
    • Blur "Country House" [The Great Escape]
    • Denim "Council Houses" [Denim On ice]
    • Grant McLennan "Haunted House" [Watershed]
    • Parsley Sound "Ocean House" [Parsley Sounds]
    • Jonathan Richman "Rooming House On Venice Beach" [I, Jonathan]
    • The Hard Ons "Squat House" [Go & Do it: The Aberrant Compilations]
    • Tochigi "The Girls At The Corner House" [The Gang East Of The River]
    • X "Hot House" [More Fun In The New World]
    • Chumbawamba "Ugh! Your Ugly Houses!" [Swingin' With Raymond]
    • Takako Minekawa "Cat House" [Cloudy Cloud Calculator]
  • September 16, 2019

    "A Frank Show"

    • Ween "Frank" [The Pod]
    • Brian Eno "Blank Frank" [Here Come The Warm Jets]
    • Yoni & Geti "Frank" [Testarossa]
    • Sam Cooke "Frankie & Johnny" [The Man Who Invented Soul]
    • Merle Haggard "Daddy Frank (The Guitar Man)" [Let Me Tell You About A Song]
    • Tom Waits "Frank's Wild Years" [Swordfishtrombones]
    • Pants Yell! "Frank & Sandy" [Received Pronunciation]
    • The Times "Will Success Spoil Frank Summit?" [This Is London]
    • The Avalanches "Frankie Sinatra" [Wildflower]
    • The Weather Prophets "Like Frankie Lymon" [CD86: 48 Tracks From The Birth Of Indie Pop]
    • The Mountain Goats "Harlem Roulette" [Transcendental Youth]
    • The Incredible Vickers Brothers "Blues From Frankie Valli" [Gallimaufry]
    • Phyllis Newman "Frank Mills" [Phyllis Newman's World Of Music]
    • Bob Jaxon "Gotta Have Something In The Bank Frank" [On A Rockin' Beach Party]
    • The Monochrome Set "He's Frank" [The Independent Singles Collection]
    • The Fall "I'm Frank" [Extricate]
    • Morrissey "Our Frank" [Kill Uncle]
    • Thea Gilmore "The Ballad Of Frankie Lee & Judas Priest" [John Wesley Harding]
    • Mick Harvey "Frankie T & Frankie C" [Sketches From The Book Of The Dead]
    • Kanda "Frankie" [All Good Meetings Are Taken]
    • Boat "Frank Black Says" [Dress Like Your Idols]
    • The Orchids "Frank De Salvo" [Unholy Soul]
    • Franklin D. Roosevelt's Back Again "Oscar Brand" [Presidential Campaign Songs]
    • Franklin Pierce "The Two Man Gentlemen Band" [Dos Amigos, Una Fiesta]
    • Johnny Lee Daniels "Frankie's House" [Teenage Vol. 3]
    • The Moodists "That's Frankie's Negative" [Thirty's Calling]
  • September 09, 2019

    "Passion"

    • Watsie Lombard & The East-Men "Passion" [Confidential Doo-Wop, Vol. 3]
    • Units "Passion Or Patterns" [Digital Simulation]
    • Dinosaur Jr. "Bulbs Of Passion" [Dinosaur]
    • Graham Parker & The Rumour "Passion Is No Ordinary Word" [Squeezing Out Sparks]
    • Morrissey "Pashernate Love" [The HMV/Parlophone Singles 88-95]
    • Liechtenstein "Passon For Water" [Fast Forward]
    • Lucinda Williams "Passionate Kisses" [Passionate Kisses]
    • English Electric "The Passion" [Baby I'm Yours]
    • Bernard Bresslaw "Mad Passionate Love" [British Comedy Classics]
    • Viparat Piengsuwan "Rak Tong Rorn (Love Passion)" [Thai Beat A Go-Go Volume 2]
    • James Pants "Screams Of Passion" [James Pants]
    • Bauhaus "The Passion Of Lovers" [1979-1983]
    • The Wreckery "Passion Fall Down" [Past Imperfect]
    • Black & White Lovers "Passion Of Mine" [The Sound Of Leamington Spa, Vol. 8]
    • The Desert Wolves "Passion In The Afternoon" [Pontification]
    • Billy Bragg "The Passion" [Talking With The Taxman About Poetry]
    • The Cure "Plastic Passion" [Boys Don't Cry]
    • R.E.M. "Talk About The Passion" [Murmur]
    • The Zodiac "Scorpio: The Passionate Hero" [Cosmic Sounds]
    • PDQ Bach "The Passionate Shepherd To His Love" [Liebeslieder Polkas]
    • One The Juggler "Passion Killer" [Nearly A Sin]
    • The Pretty Things "Passion Of Love" [Singles As & Bs]
    • The Goodtime Music Co. "Passionate Love" [The Sound Of Young Sacremento]
    • Data "Cool Passion" [Accumulator (1980-1985)]
    • Papas Fritas "Passion Play" [Papas Fritas]
    • The Sun & The Moon "This Passionate Breed" [The Sun & The Moon]
    • The Radicals "Nights Of Passion" [The Bristol Reggae Explosion 1978-1983]
  • September 02, 2019

    "Start Again"

    • Artisans "Start Again" [Why Popstars Can't Dance]
    • Tri-State "Start Again" [We Did What We Could Do]
    • Echo & The Bunnymen "Start Again (live)" [Crystal Days 1979-1999]
    • Starlings "Start Again" [Valid]
    • Monty Python "Lifeboat" [Another Monty Python Record]
    • Bleeding Rainbow "Start Again" [Interrupt]
    • Bishop Allen "Start Again" [Lights Out]
    • Rocket 3 "Begin Again" [Burn]
    • Citrus Clouds "Begin Again" [Imagination]
    • Larry & His Flask "Begin Again" [This Remedy]
    • Orange Juice "Rip It Up" [The Very Best Of Orange Juice]
    • Smokey Joe "Start All Over Again" [Rhythm & Blues Goes Rock & Roll, Vol. 1]
    • Brenda Holloway "Starting The Hurt All Over Again" [The Complete Motown Singles, Vol. 7: 1967]
    • Sammy Davis Jr. "I'll Begin Again" [Now]
    • Les Poissons Solubles "Can't We Start Again" [Untitled Split 7" With Snowbirds]
    • Red Letter Day "A New Beginning" [Red Letter Day]
    • The Sweetest Ache "A New Beginning" [Rolling Meadows: Songs About Our Past, Vol. 2]
    • The Crookes "Brand New Start" [Lucky Ones]
    • Brenda Lee "It Started All Over Again" [I Got A Woman: Gems From The Decca Vaults USA 1960-1961]
    • Look See Proof "Start Again" [Between Here & There]
    • Kicker "New Day, Fresh Start" [Our Wild Mercury Years]
    • Acid House Kings "Start Anew" [Mondays Are Like Tuesdays & Tuesdays Are Like Wednesdays]
    • Mel & Tim "Starting All Over Again" [Take Me To The River: A Southern Soul Story 1961-1977]