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Monthly Archives: September 2018

So… That’s it then. Almost 19 years of Alternative Therapy has officially ended. It’s been a good ride. I’d like to thank the volunteers and staff of KHSU. Their talent and creativity made KHSU what it was/is. It’s sad to see a great radio station dismantled – piece by piece – but nothing lasts forever. I would also like to thank the listeners. In the darkest hours at KHSU, I have been buoyed by your kind words. Even up to my last show, when a listener (tuning for the first time and last) called to ask me what I was playing. She wanted to know the name of the show and my name, and I didn’t have the heart to tell her, it was likely the last AT show ever. So I just let that moment lay there, and enjoyed it. Like all enjoyable moments, it was fleeting. My concern for those I’ve left behind runs very high. The stress on staff  – especially – is off the charts. I hope they can find a measure of peace somewhere in this mess. Me? I am going off to look for mine right now.

It’s been both a pleasure and privilege. B-bye!


Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass “Bittersweet Samba (Mocean Worker Remix)” from Whipped Cream & Other Delights Rewhipped (Remixes) on Shout!

Motel Beds “Mr. Salad Days” from Feelings on Fictionband Mechanics

The Datsuns “Somebody Better” from Headstunts on Cooking Vinyl

John Vanderslice “Speed Lab” from Mass Suicide Occult Figurines on Barsuk Records

Sons Of Freedom “Judy Come Home” from Sons Of Freedom on Warner Brothers

Steve Hackett “Ace of Wands” from Voyage of the Acolyte (Bonus Edition) on Virgin Catalogue

Radiohead “House of Cards” from In Rainbows on TDB Records

Kurt Vile “Wheelhouse” from B’lieve I’m Goin Down… on Matador

Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile “Peepin’ Tom” from Lotta Sea Lice on Matador

Bourgeois Tagg “I Don’t Mind At All” from An Elpee’s Worth of Productions on Rhino

Neko Case “Halls of Sarah” from Hell-On on Anti/Epitaph

Calexico “Thrown To The Wild” from The Thread That Keeps Us on Anti-

Tom Verlaine “Saucer Crash” from Warm and Cool on Rykodisc

Tom Waits “House Where Nobody Lives” from Mule Variations on Anti-

The Monkees “Me and Magdalena” from Good Times! on Yep Roc

Rufus Wainwright “Pretty Things” from Want One on Dreamworks

Joni Mitchell “The Judgement of the Moon and Stars (Ludwig’s Tune)” from For the Roses on Asylum Records

Jackson Browne “For A Dancer” from Late for the Sky on Asylum/Inside Recordings

Randy Newman “Sail Away” from Sail Away on Reprise

Harry Nilsson “Si No Estas Tu” from Nilsson Schmilsson on RCA/Legecy

Isaac Hayes “Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic” from Hot Buttered Soul – EP (Remastered) on Stax

Paul & Linda McCartney “Smile Away” from Ram on Apple

Matthew Sweet “Behind The Smile” from Blue Sky on Mars on Volcano

Weezer “Smile” from The Green Album on Geffen Records

The Killers “Smile Like You Mean It” from Hot Fuss on Island Records

The Fall “Smile” from Perverted By Language (Expanded Edition) on Castle Communications

Bruno Mars “Money Make Her Smile” from Unorthodox Jukebox on Atlantic

James Brown “Soul Power” from In the Jungle Groove on Universal Records

Real Estate “April’s Song” from Atlas on Domino Records

Chicago “Ballet For a Girl in Buchannon / So Much to Say, So Much to Give / Anxiety’s Moment / West Virginia Fantasies / Colour My World / To Be Free / Now More Than Ever (Medley) [Live on Soundstage]” from Chicago II (Stephen Wilson Remix) on Rhino

10cc “Une nuit a Paris, Pt. 1 / The Same Night In Paris, Pt. 2 / Later the Same Night In Paris, Pt. 3” from The Original Soundtrack on UMC (Universal Music Catalogue)

The Who “A Quick One, While He’s Away (Mono Version)” from A Quick One (Mono Version) on Geffen

Jimmy Smith “Blues After All” from House Party on Blue Note

Herbie Hancock with Tina Turner “Edith and the Kingpin” from River: the Joni letters on Verve

Paul Simon “Can’t Run But” from Rhythm of the Saints on Warner Bros

Talking Heads “Houses in Motion” from Remain in Light on Sire

Iron and Wine “Wolves (Song of the Shephards Dogs)” from The Shepherd’s Dog on Sub-Pop

Marc Ribot y los Cubanos Postizos “Esclavo Triste” from Esclavo Triste on Atlantic

Bob Dylan “Visions of Johanna” from The Bootleg Series, Vol 4, Live 1966 on Sony

Joni Mitchell “Cold Blue Steel and Sweet Fire” from Miles of Aisles on Asylum

Richard Thompson “1952 Vincent Black Lightning” from Acoustic Classics on Beeswing Records

Stephen Stills “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes” from Just Roll Tape April 26, 1968 on Eyewall/Rhino

The Clash “The Magnificent Dance” from Super Black Market Clash on Epic/Legacy

Johnny Jenkins “I Walk on Gilded Splinters” from Country Funk (1969 – 1975) on Light in the Attic

Credence Clearwater Revival “Green River” from Chronicle: The 20 Greatest Hits on Fantasy

Tony Joe White “Pork Salad Annie” from Live from Austin, TX on New West

Joe South “Hush” from Classic Masters on Capitol

Procol Harum “Whisky Train” from A Salty Dog on A & M

Nona Hendryx & Gary Lucas “Sure ’nuff ‘n Yes I Do” from The World of Captain Beefhart on KFR

Stan Getz with The Gary McFarland Orchestra “Chega de Saudade” from The Best Of Bossa Nova, Vol. 1 on Verve


Martin Denny “Jungle Drums” from Afro Desia on SINETONE AMR

Elvis Costello & The Attractions “The Long Honeymoon” from Imperial Bedroom on Columbia

King Crimson “Matte Kudasai” from Discipline on Warner Brothers

Petra Haden “Sunrise” from Petra Haden Sings: The Who Sell Out on Bar None

Bee Gees “Holiday” from Bee Gees: Their Greatest Hits – The Record on P0lydor

Jose Feliciano “Nature Boy” from Finest Performances: Encore on RCA

Donovan “Get Thy Bearings” from Hurdy Gurdy Man on Epic

John Handy “Hard Work” from Hard Work on Impulse! Records

Chris Isaak “Except the New Girl” from san francisco days on Reprise

Steely Dan “Razor Boy” from Countdown to Ecstasy on ABC

Neko Case “Star Witness” from Fox Confessor Brings the Flood on unknown

Ryan Adams & the Cardinals “Easy Plateau” from Cold Roses on LOST HIGHWAY RECORDS

Buffalo Springfield “Pretty Girl Why” from Last Time Around on ATCO

Cake “Walk On By” from Prolonging The Magic on Capricorn

The Allman Brothers Band “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed (Live At The Fillmore East/1971)” from At Fillmore East (Live) on Island Def Jam

Crowded House “Don’t Dream It’s Over” from Crowded House on Capitol Records

Wilco “She’s A Jar” from Summerteeth on Reprise

Peter Gabriel “Mercy Street” from US on Geffen

Beck “Missing” from Guerro on Interscope

June Tabor & The Oyster Band “All Tomorrow’s Parties” from Freedom & Rain Tour ’91 on Topic Records

Mick Ronson “Slaughter on 10th Avenue” from Slaughter on 10th Avenue on Snapper

Madness “It Must Be Love” from Madness on David Geffen Co

Joe Jackson “Fools in Love” from Look Sharp! (Remastered) on A&M Records

Gomez “Rex Kramer” from In Our Gun on Virgin

Willie Nelson “Darkness on the Face of the Earth” from Countryman on Island

The Beatles “I Need You” from Help! on EMI

The Guess Who “Laughing” from Canned Wheat on Buddha Records

Laura Nyro “Lu” from Eli and The Thirteenth Confession on Columbia

James Brown “Funky Drummer” from In the Jungle Groove on Universal Records