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The Trouser Press Guide to New Wave Records,  Page 378. So, a few weeks back it was time to get back on the wheels of steel for my reunion radio show. I got two hours and a prime Friday night slot. This year, my theme was 80s compilations, meaning compilations from the 80s , not newer ones focusing on the 80s. It was a tribute to the old days of no Internet and two hours of cool music on a college radio station with bad reception per day, when compilations were one of a few sources for new music. I pored over the list of compilations in The Trouser Press Guide to New Wave Records, then cross-checked the Burning Airlines mail-order catalog, or scoured record stories whenever I got to a city. A view from the studio.  Last year, one of the other DJs recommended the DJay app for my iPhone as a way to get nice transitions between songs instead of the iTunes sudden-stop-and-start. I should have practiced more beforehand, but it went OK. Andrea's Radio Show Playlist:


Remember this post on portable breakfast recipes? As someone who loves breakfast foods but doesn't like getting up before work to cook and doesn't want to spend too much of my money at fast-food joints, I have been working off and on to make my breakfast experience the best it can be. The breakfast sandwich recipe from Lifehacker was missing two things: biscuits (so much better than muffins or croissants) and potatoes. For the biscuits, it turns out Cub sells Red Lobster Cheddar Bay biscuits , which I'd never heard of since I'm not a big seafood person, but turn out to be great. Biscuits take a little more work to cook than store-bought muffins, but the taste is so worth it. You do need a pan like this to make sure the biscuits have the structural integrity for the sandwich ingredients. For cheese, why use cheap shredded cheddar when you can get something good like Kerrygold Dubliner. After some experimentation, for the eggs I went with canned mushrooms, Itali


All Tomorrow's Parties (Velvet Underground) - Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Japan, Apoptygma Berzerk Black Betty (Traditional)- John Spencer Blues Explosion*, The Melvins*, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds Black Sabbath (Black Sabbath) - Flower Travelin' Band, Type O Negative Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft (Klaatu) - Babes In Toyland, Langley Schools Music Project Cold Turkey (Plastic Ono Band) - The Godfathers, The Soft Boys Dancing Queen (ABBA) - Carol Douglas, Milo Binder Don't Slander Me (The Roky Anderson Band) - Lords of Altamont, Lou Ann Barton Fever (Little Willie John) - The Cramps, Eno & the Winkies, Adam Freeland & Sarah Vaughn, The Jam, Peggy Lee, Suzi Quatro House of the Rising Sun (Traditional) - Flower Travelin' Band, Camodian Space Project I Got You Babe (Sonny & Cher) - The Dictators, UB40 I Have Always Been Here Before (Roky Anderson)-Julian Cope, The Nomads I Heard It Through the Grapevine (Gladys Knight & the