Thursday, January 28, 2016

Ska Beat Tape 2-21-99 WMUL, Marshall University

The tape from the 2/21/99 Ska Beat show has been uploaded to the Internet Archive. To listen or download click on the link here.



Franceska - Get Up
The Insteps - The Sufferer
Dunita & Django - Come To My Rescue
Laurel Aitken & The Skatalites - Bad Minded Woman
Israel Vibration - Pay The Piper
Yardbeat - Dance Crasher
Jump With Joey - Ska Cha Cha
Skinnerbox - Heat
Radiation Kings - Can't Find A Way
The Slackers - Manuel
The Agents - Two Men Gone
The Inspector - Ingred
Deals Gone Bad - Pirates
Inspecter 7 - Regret II
The Skoidats - Granted
The Royalties - Jabberwocky
Punch The Clown - Crackerjack
The Scofflaws - In The Basement
Rocker T & The Version City Rockers - Do You Wanna
Tommy McCook & The Supersonics - Top Secret
Blue Beat Players - This Girl Of Mine
Checkmate - Jericho
The Skatalites - Latin Goes Ska
Selika Drake - Baby
Yeska - Greyhound To Chiapas
Easy Big Fella - Locked In The Chapel Of Love
Eastern Standard Time - Be-Bop
The Chinkees - Hana
Hepcat - I Can't Wait
Bim Skala Bim - Set Me Up
Laurel Aitken - Rudi Got Married

Ska Beat was a show I did in the latter part of the 90s as a community volunteer for 88.1 WMUL, Marshall University's radio station, in Huntington, WV. The show ran for almost three years, mostly in the Sunday noon to 2PM timeslot before shifting to a Thursday evening 8-10PM shift. It was a great time to see live music as many ska bands came through the Huntington area on their way to somewhere else.

Be forewarned, I have chosen to include all of the Public Service Announcements, weather updates, mistakes and whatever else was recorded along with the music. Yeah, I am that lazy. Also, these shows were taped on cassettes and as such may suffer from sitting around for all of these years. Additionally, WMUL had an ongoing issue of a loud hum that would periodically present itself when I was talking but normally it went away when the music was playing. Often I forgot to hit record or to turn the tape over at the midpoint of the show so there will be gaps in songs as well as some being omitted entirely. I have tried to annotate when that happened..

Written and Published by Don Leach. May not be used without permission from the author.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Ten For Tuesday Episode 088: Another Falls Down

I originally wanted to pay tribute to Lemmy with a song from Motorhead's album released last year. Then I found the band Last In Line which featured (amongst their lineup of old Dio bandmates) bassist Jimmy Bain. While preparing the podcast I found out that Jimmy Bain died on Monday, January 25th. Weird timing for me. Another one gone, it's happening far too quickly. Enough of this, I'll let the music speak.



Motorhead - Thunder & Lightning
Motor Sister - Head Hanging Low
Last In Line - Devil In Me
The Clash - Spanish Bombs
Olaya Sound System - Los Olayas
Sublime With Rome - Where You Go
Chotokoeu - Global Riot
Tenement - Pauline
Iron Chic - Subhumanoid Meltdown
J Church - Foreign Films

Ten For Tuesday is a podcast dedicated to playing the music I couldn't find anywhere else. The music I like varies from style to style, genre to genre and era to era. You will hear punk, ska, rock, Americana, metal, country, rockabilly and more from all over the world. It doesn't matter if it's a major label or indie as long as I like it then it gets played. The motto is Less Talk More Music which means you won't hear me waxing poetic for fifteen minutes between songs. At TFT its all about the music...and me of course.

Email: tenfortuesday@gmail.com Twitter:@notmovingpics
Blog: www.notmovingpictures.blogspot.com
Old Episodes can be found by going to www.archive.org and searching for Ten For Tuesday.

Written and Published by Don Leach. May not be used without permission from the author.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Ten For Tuesday Episode 087: First Of The New Year

A little punk, a little ska, some Chicanos from Austin , it all adds up to another episode.



Defect Defect - Wrong With Me
Radioactivity - Pretty Girl
Les Savy Fav - Let's Get Out Of Here
The Pomps - A Shakey Truce
King Django - I Promised
Jukebox 101 - Dream I Had Of You
Grupo Fantasma - Esa Negra
Listen Lady - Rain It Down
The Stops - Rumors
Bad Future - In The Wings

Ten For Tuesday is a podcast dedicated to playing the music I couldn't find anywhere else. The music I like varies from style to style, genre to genre and era to era. You will hear punk, ska, rock, Americana, metal, country, rockabilly and more from all over the world. It doesn't matter if it's a major label or indie as long as I like it then it gets played. The motto is Less Talk More Music which means you won't hear me waxing poetic for fifteen minutes between songs. At TFT its all about the music...and me of course.

Email: tenfortuesday@gmail.com Twitter:@notmovingpics
Blog: www.notmovingpictures.blogspot.com
Old Episodes can be found by going to www.archive.org and searching for Ten For Tuesday.

Written and Published by Don Leach. May not be used without permission from the author.

Friday, January 8, 2016

WMUL Tape 12-2-98 Marshall University

This is a tape from a fill spot that I did on WMUL on 12-2-98. It's about 60 minutes long and showcases swing, ska, punk and rockabilly music. There is a serious buzz going on so be aware. Check it out by clicking on the link for the Internet Archive and enjoy. 

New Morty Show - Out Of Control
Dem Brooklyn Bums - Boozin' And Cruisin'
Skinnerbox - Uno Dos Tres
The Agents - Gratidao
Inspecter 7 - Now
Amazing Royal Crowns - Little Demon
The Cranktones - Pink Cadillac
Hipster Daddy-O & The Handgrenades - Daddy-O
Colin James & The Little Big Band II - Let's Shout (Baby Work It Out)
Los Mocosos - Somos Los Mocosos  (tape switches)
Screeching Weasel - Dummy Up
Dropkick Murphys - Going Strong
The Slackers - Manuel
The Checkered Cabs - Honor Your Mother And Father
The Scofflaws - In The Basement
Slimer - Raised On The Raydio
The Graduates - Badsville
The Cuffs - Too Much Confusion
Bluebeat Stompers - I Need Your Loving

This audio comes from an old cassette tape I recorded as I did a fill in slot on WMUL, Marshall University in Huntington, WV. It may suffer from the effects of time. I have done nothing special to enhance the sound or fix any bugs suffered by the equipment of the radio station. I have also chosen to keep everything including station i.d.s and PSAs. It is what it is.

email : notmovingpictures@gmail.com
twitter: @notmovingpics
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Written and Published by Don Leach. May not be used without permission from the author.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Don't Confuse Alone With Lonely

I spent the Christmas holidays by myself, unless of course you count the sporadic visitations of Alex The Cat and I don’t. My wife and son were visiting her cousin in Memphis and unfortunately I couldn’t get time off from work. They tend to not give me time off around the holidays even though I’m the only supervisor in the evenings and those that were on 1st shift jumped on requesting it early. The thing is that when people found out I was going to be alone they began to besiege me with invitations to join them but thankfully, I was able to defer their good intentions. You see, I don’t mind being alone, as a matter of fact I was looking forward to spending some time by myself.

For some reason people tend to confuse alone with lonely. The two are not the same. Time spent by myself is usually that rarest thing where I get to indulge myself. And I did. I stayed up as late as I liked, slept in without being concerned with setting an alarm. I ate pizza on Christmas Eve and Christmas day and since it rained for over two days straight I barely left the house. While I did get two podcasts recorded and ready to go mainly I read or caught up on my Netflix queue. Basically I just did what I wanted when I wanted. I didn’t venture outside until after midnight on Saturday. I finally braved the torrential downpours to get a few groceries and hit Whataburger for some comfort food.

I've said it many times that I'm not a social person not do I care much for celebrating holidays. If it weren't for my wife and son I'd never have a tree up or decorations of any kind around the house. It's just not my thing and there is nothing wrong with that. Not everybody is the same and I feel we should embrace what makes us unique. I'm just trying to be me and stay true to myself. As I get older it seems so clear to me how much unnecessary grief and drama we put ourselves through trying to project an image of what we really are not. Having said that I know that at times I drive my wife crazy with the way I am because she's Peruvian and they are very social people.

So there you have it. I was alone for Christmas and not sad about it. Sure I would have liked to be around my family but since I couldn't be, spending some quality time with myself was a nice option to have.

Written and Published by Don Leach. May not be used without permission from the author.

Thursday, December 31, 2015

notmovingpictures Episode 036: Alone Doesn't Mean Lonely

It's the last day of the year and I've been wondering if I'll get this out in time. Once again it's a solo conversation this time about spending the Christmas holidays by myself while I muse on the idea that alone doesn't mean lonely. Then I delve into the latest Star Wars movie The Force Awakens and why all of the whiners and complainers out there are just wrong about it. Is it a perfect movie? No, but then what is? It is a very good movie in my opinion and it had to bridge the old with the new. It does that very well. There were moments that had me.......well, just listen to the podcast and you'll understand.



Opening Music: Alloy - Live To See The Day
Closing Music: Supernova - Chewbacca

Email: notmovingpictures@gmail.com
Twitter: @notmovingpics
Blog: www.notmovingpictures.blogspot.com

Written and Published by Don Leach. May not be used without permission from the author.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Ten For Tuesday Episode 086: Heavy Holidays

The last show of the year is a heavy one for me. It just felt like the time to do it.



Anthrax - Evil Twin
Clutch - X-Ray Visions
Farmikos - Scapegoat
AC/DC - Rock Or Bust
Quiet Riot - Backside Of Water
Scorpions - Going Out With A Bang
Foo Fighters - Saint Cecilia
Motor Sister - Beg Borrow Steal
Iron Maiden - Death Or Glory
Megadeth - Fatal Illusion

Ten For Tuesday is a podcast dedicated to playing the music I couldn't find anywhere else. The music I like varies from style to style, genre to genre and era to era. You will hear punk, ska, rock, Americana, metal, country, rockabilly and more from all over the world. It doesn't matter if it's a major label or indie as long as I like it then it gets played. The motto is Less Talk More Music which means you won't hear me waxing poetic for fifteen minutes between songs. At TFT its all about the music...and me of course.

Email: tenfortuesday@gmail.com Twitter:@notmovingpics
Blog: www.notmovingpictures.blogspot.com
Old Episodes can be found by going to www.archive.org and searching for Ten For Tuesday.

Written and Published by Don Leach. May not be used without permission from the author.