Monday, October 29, 2007

San Jose's KFOX: SHEEP, A Halloween Play and me in the mornings for two weeks


Here's something different for Halloween:

Rocker, author and DJ Greg Kihn has written a play that will air at 5 and 9:30 p.m. Halloween eve, so you can listen before and after taking out the kiddies.

Called "PLAN 98.5 From Outer Space, " it's a change from most modern fare. And remember this is the anniversary of another big radio play, "War of the Worlds,: broadcast Oct. 30, 1938.

Kihn's play features the KFOX staff and Santana singer Tony Lindsay.

Then, over the weekend, the station will host its original "Extra Hour of Sheep," music to entertain you during the extra hour you get when moving the clocks back.

Here's what you get at 2 a.m. Sunday morning, for the fifth time the station has done the special baa baa programming::::

George Shearing "Early Autumn" (Get it? Shearing? And it is, after all, early autumn. Used this as the intro bed)
Pink Floyd "Sheep"
Monty Python "Flying Sheep"
Strawbs "Sheep"
Adrian Munsey "The Lost Sheep"
Johnny Standley "It's In The Book" (Little Bo Peep)
Baa Ram Ewe (brief clip from "Babe")
Paul McCartney "Ram On"
Randy Newman "Mr. Sheep"
Gene Wilder and Daisy from Woody Allen's "Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex (But Were Afraid To Ask)"
Bob Rivers "Dirty Deeds (Done With Sheep)"
Stevie Ray Vaughan "Mary Had A Little Lamb
The Singing Sheep "Baa Baa Black Sheep" (short clip only)
Stan Freberg "Point Of Order" (Baa Baa Black Sheep)
Canned Heat "Wooly Bully"
Monty Python "Killer Sheep"
Theme from "Silence Of The Lambs" (plus some dialogue with Jodi Foster & Anthony Hopkins)
Genesis "The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway"
and a whole mess of bleating sheep.

Also, I'm one of the judges for on Greg Kihn's Last Band Standing Contest, along with rock star Robert Berry and promotor Read Zaro. You can hear us, sans Paula Abdul from 7-9 a.m. for two weeks.

I wanted to be like Simon LeGree Cowell, but the bands this morning, MamaLuke and Cover Girls were too good to knock.

Any tips or advice from listeners??

1 comment:

smarks said...

Hi Brad, thanks for your kind words about my wife's band the CoverGrrlz. I just heard this morning that you're no longer at the Mercury. I really liked the "Ear" column you used to write. Oh well, I guess I'll just subscribe to your blog instead!