Saturday, August 1, 2020

Hippie Love Turbo Radio Show - Code Word "Guava"


On this week's Hippie Love Turbo Radio Show, on KUCR 88.3 FM, I spoke a little bit about Emy Jackson, a pop singer that had a few hits in Japan including: Crying In A Storm. She started her career as a DJ for Radio Kanto, which was a station known for it's vast western library, before she eventually got signed to Columbia Records. You can find some more info about her on the super cool and informative website Garage Hangover or on her official website.

Pictures from Emy's official site

I played Les Missiles' cover of John Lee Hooker's Boom Boom but maybe you're like me and you know the song from hearing The Animals' version. Over the years there's been a few tapes/CDs that my pops plays in the car (always on repeat!) and about 10 years ago you'd know he was coming around the corner when you heard this song in particular. Nowadays, if I hear certain songs, without the warble and hiss of an old tape, my mind struggles for a half-second before I can peacefully listen to the song. "THiS iS tHe EeEnDd. mY OnLy FreIyend. tHE ennD."

My dad's Holy Tape Trinity. Pictures from Discogs
How about his week's mind-melting/brain-beater movie suggestion? On this week's show I spoke about the 1984 post-apocalyptic film, Night of The Comet. There is one scene in particular that I focused on where the two lead characters enter a radio station searching for a DJ which they think has survived the comet's death blast. Unfortunately for our two heroines, they soon find out that the show has been automated the whole time. In today's radio world I'd say most radio stations are run on pre-recorded shows but back in '84 it seems like it was a bit harder to play an automated set. Now we can easily run 24 hours of content from even the most minimal of computer setups but running from reels must have been a pain. I would love to get a hold of some old radio station reels but I bet most were reused until they were eventually tossed in the trash. Something I'd like to note about the radio station is how fancy it looks. I've been to a bunch of radio stations over the years but I've never seen one that looks better than a dimly lit office. The station in the movie almost looks like a dance club. Nice.

I wonder what record she's holding 

 

Anywho, here are the songs that were featured on this week's episode:



Sanisah Huri and The Terwellows - Alam Seni

Les Missiles - Boum! Boum!

The Outcasts - Smokestack Lightning

Rung Petchburi - Pai Joi

Emy Jackson and The Blue Comets - Namida No Go Go

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