Monday, January 26, 2015

Politicians: Watch the Songs You're Using

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker apparently likes The Dropkick Murphys more than the Murphs like him.

The Boston Celt -punk band took to Twitter to call Walker for using their song "I'm Shipping Up to Boston" at his political events -- most recently at the Iowa Freedom Summit over the weekend.

“@ScottWalker @GovWalker Please stop using our music in any way. We literally hate you. Love, Dropkick Murphys,”
You can read more HERE (Thanks, Elena)

Walker should heed the story of another governor, ex-Florida Gov. Charlie Crist who appropriated a song from a rock band The Talking Heads' "Road to Nowhere," without permission. (Warning: The following video is painful to watch.)

Notice Crist didn't use "Psycho Killer" when he ran for governor of Florida last year.

I know know how these artists feel. I hated it when Lyndon Larouche used my song at the campaign rallies. (Just kidding, just kidding ...)

Here is the Dropkick song that started the fuss:

Sunday, January 25, 2015


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Sunday, January 25, 2015 
KSFR, Santa Fe, N.M. 
10 p.m. to midnight Sundays Mountain Time 
Host: Steve Terrell
101.1 FM
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Friday, January 23, 2015


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Friday, January 23, 2015 
KSFR, Santa Fe, NM 
10 p.m. to midnight Fridays Mountain Time 
Host: Steve Terrell 
101.1 FM
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I'm Emceeing a Gregg Turner Show

Poster by Ronn Spencer

I'll be the Master of Ceremonies Saturday night at a show my my pal, ex-Angry Samoan Gregg Turner,

Turner currently is pushing his Kickstarter project to raise cash to record a new album he;s calling Chartbusters! (Click that link and check out the groovy promo video where you'll see my sensituve portrayal of Sammy the Spatula.)

The show is at Phil's Space Gallery, 1410 Second Street at 7 pm Saturday Jan. 24.

It's free, but Gregg will be shamelessly begging you to donate to his Kickstarter. (For $15 you get a CD when Chartbusters! is released. Bigger pledges bring you more goodies).

So come by Saturday night. I might even join turner to sing our favorite Bono song.

Thursday, January 22, 2015


Damn, I hate winter! The snow here in Santa Fe made me start fantasizing about Hawaii ...

So let's have some music from Andy Iona & His Islanders to warm us up.

Ioana was born New Year's Day, 1902. He's best known for combining traditional Hawaiian music with swing jazz. According to his bio at the University of Hawaii's Hawaiian Music Collection site:

He was considered an all around musician with the ability to play many instruments; but was noted for being an excellent steel guitarist and saxophonist. Beyond his musical talent, Andy was a superb arranger and composer, having the ability to write a quality orchestral arrangement without using an instrument. Despite the loss of his thumb in a machine shop accident at school, Andy became the first saxophone player for John Noble and the Moana Orchestra in the early 1920s. He also was a member of the Royal Hawaiian Band.

Though he started out in the biz playng sax, Ioan became better know for playing Hawaiian steel guitar.

Ioana  died in 1966, but his music lives on through the records he left behind -- and through Youtube and the Internet Archives.

Here is one of his better-known songs:

I'd heard "Lovely Hula Hands" (done by Bing Crosby, Don Ho, Marty Robbins, Junior Brown and many more) by "Naughty Hula Eyes" is even more intriguing:

Here's one of the tunes he recorded with Louis Armstrong

And in case you can't get enough, here is a playlist of 14 Ioana tunes from the Internet Archive. Most of these were recorded in the 1930s.