I'm not quite sure what the connection is between NRBQ and television animators, beyond a generally skewed approach to life and art, but there certainly is one. 

Q-SimpsonsAn animated version of the band played a gig at Poppa Wheelie's biker bar in one episode of The Simpsons, and they had their music used in a number of others.  


But Spongebob Squarepants has outdone the Simpsons by actually recording his own versions of 'Q' songs with new lyrics.  On this week's Whizbang we'll do an a/b on four NRBQ songs and their Spongebob counterparts.  Pants not required for listening.



"Transcendent knowledge is seeing reality in utter simplicity."
~ Jean-Yves Leloup 

:::Obvious World:::
Sunday Nights 
Beginning @ 11e/10c/9m/8p

  • Thu
    Jan 13
    12:00 pm -
    1:00 pm
  • Sun
    Jan 16
    9:00 am -
    10:00 am

2010 in review

I continue to review last year's music, and there's a lot of good stuff. This week you'll hear tracks from RJD2, Vampire Weekend, and Gorillaz. gorillazThey're real but they look like cartoons; Snoop Dog performs with them (he's somewhat more real, but barely).

My surprise discovery for 2010 is Emancipator. You'll appreciate their smooth, ambient style, but with more sophisticated arrangements and melodies than most ambient artists.

The surprise new artist of 2010 was Jimi Hendrix, whose long forgotten "Valleys of Neptune" was finally released.

  • Fri
    Jan 14
    2:00 pm -
    3:00 pm
  • Mon
    Jan 17
    9:00 am -
    10:00 am

Shann Vander Leek on "Life on Your Terms"

This week Writers' Voices welcomes Shann Vander Leek, author of "Life On YourShann Vander Leek Terms." The book compiles interviews Shann conducted with over 40 successful entrepreneurs from around the world, who have discovered how to live their lives their way. The book shares their secrets, advice and encouragement for  finding your own entrepreneurial freedom.

Shann Vander Leek is an author, motivational speaker, yoga instructor and life coach with a background in broadcast television advertising sales, marketing and client development. She is the co-author of the bestselling "Wake Up Women: BE Happy, Health & Wealthy" and the creator of "Getting Your Groove Back - A Luscious Living Guide".


pete murray(See link to play list at bottom). From Australia, singer-songwriter Pete Murray (photo) splashes onto the Fringe Toast scene.  Canada's Leslie Feist (photo) teams up with feistCalifornia band, The Rubies on "I Feel Electric" to kick off the 2nd hour chill session with DJ Andy Bargerstock.   Early in the show, you will hear acoustic Alanis Morissette and a Civil War Era song from Leon Russell and Elton John.  Others joining this week's fun include The Shins, Cary Brothers, and Melody Gardot.

Soul Product returns to the airwaves tonight with a live show. Johnny Cope and I will be Live from 10 to 11 PM with all new great underground tracks.

Playlist is as follows:

Ahmad - Back In The Day

MF Doom & MF Grimm - Stress Box

Copywrite - Trooper (feat. Sean Price)

Chino XL - Bonus Track 1

  • Sat
    Jan 15
    7:00 pm -
    7:00 pm
  • Thu
    Jan 20
    10:00 am -
    10:00 am


Yeah that's right. If you don't want something entirely derivative and washed out you'd be wise to tune in to Shoegazer this week as the Phlegmatic One waxes poetic on the finer points of music appreciation. We've got new tracks from Local Natives, Generationals, Dead Trees, Acid House Kings, Jonsi and more; as well as Shoegazer standouts Headlights and The National. Saturday evening at 6 and Thursday morning at 9. Why feel left wanting?



This week's Whizbang falls on 1/11/11, and so we'll begin with a salute to that digit which remains #1 even after all these years in the numbers game.  

And hey, we can do it all over again in November.

Tuesday 1/11/11, 8-10 PM.  


Rebroadcast Friday at midnight after P5K.


We're recreating the hip scene of the "beat generation" as GREAT TASTE  presents poetry, java and simple food with every element served up in the KRUU coffee house.  Drop into a couch to listen if you are close by or pour yourself a steaming cup in the confines of your own cozy quarters. 

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