In a nutshell, I'm a New Yorker who moved to Toronto in 2001 to marry a Canadian named Rocky J. Squirrel. For several years we've been occasionally co-hosting Dementia 13, our pal Christian's '60s radio program, heard every Monday at 6 p.m. EST on CIUT 89.5 FM (http://www.ciut.fm). Now we're invading the airwaves on a weekly basis via our own show, Real Cool Time (Tuesdays at 6 p.m. ESTfirstname.lastname@example.org). In spare moments I write a blog on extinct New York City rock & roll landmarks, available at http://streetsyoucrossed.blogspot.com. Dig it!!!
Favorite Music/Influences (list some bands, musicians, genres, etc.):
WFMU, '60s rock and roll, '60s pop, girl groups, Brill Building, garage rock ('60s and revivalist), darn near anything with a combo organ or jangly guitar on it, '70s punk, '70s glam, rockabilly, good hillbilly/country, doo-wop/vocal harmony, power pop, good soul/greasy R and B, old ska/reggae, wacky novelty records, Broadway show tunes and cabaret standards, some jazz, even new wave and classic rock (can't help it--I grew up on that stuff). Faves include The Left Banke, Blondie, The Hollies, The Byrds, The Beau Brummels, The Modern Lovers, ? and the Mysterians, The Trashmen, The Bobby Fuller 4, The Everly Brothers, The Walker Brothers, The Zombies, The Kinks, The Merry-Go-Round, Lou Christie, Gene Pitney, Del Shannon, Freddy "Boom Boom" Cannon, Gene Vincent, Sweet, The Flamin' Groovies, (the group called) Lyres, The Woggles, The Ramones (I was born across the street from Joey's childhood home), The Clash, "Sugar Baby Love" by The Rubettes, "The Trains" by the Nashville Ramblers, just to name a few.
Old ones mostly, from classic Hollywood to Something Weird sleaze and all genres in between. Documentaries galore. Musicals a must. Special fondness for Sirkian melodramas and what used to be called "wimmen's pictures." Short list includes Rock and Roll High School, "One" and "Two" (as Christophuh Moltisanti would say), Chinatown, Stage Door, The Best of Everything, The Women, Imitation of Life, Peyton Place, Auntie Mame, Designing Woman, Valley of the Dolls, Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, Funny Face, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Taxi Driver, Riot on Sunset Strip, That Thing You Do, The Cool Ones, way too many more...
Favorite Show(s) on GaragePunk Pirate Radio:
Mah fren' Blahr
Nico, Me, and Christa at Cavestomp 2007! Despite messy hair and slightly crooked eyes, this is probably the finest photo ever taken of me! More Cavestomp photos can be seen at http://www.flickr.com/photos/roots66/
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