Thursday, May 22, 2008

The Lovely Sound Of Shaken Ice Cubes

I'm thinking about the Nick and Nora movie where Nora summons Nick home from blocks away by shaking a cocktail.  Sitting on a park bench, Nick suddenly lifts his head--message received.

Now, this is Not Healthy according to contemporary thought.  I mean, have you ever counted how many drinks those two went through in a movie?  Yikes.  These days, she'd just pull out her iPhone, anyway.   Of course, a Nick and Nora era cocktail was about a quarter of the size of contemporary martini glasses.  But really, says the Voice of Reason, isn't it better to be additive-free?    

There's nothing wrong with additive-free.   And virtual cocktails can be just as effective as the liquid kind, anyway.  A free-form radio show is kind of a cocktail in and of itself.  By the way, there's also nothing wrong with free range, or the 100 mile diet, or...well, I won't go so far as endorsing low-fat because I think it MAKES  you fat.  Hmmm. I seem to have wandered off the topic.  I do that.

But this blog is going to be on many topics, so it's all OK.  Besides: it's MY BLOG.  And it's MY BLOG about my radio show on, Cocktails with Chris.  And also about the other Rando show of which I am proud to be a part, Roots 'n' Ruckus.  On that show, I'm the perky older  gal announcer being overrun by the incredible 17-year-old Hank Williams-esque energy of Ed Croft and his pal Greg  Schettino.  You have to listen to that show, my dear. I'll say more about it in another posting...

Meanwhile, I'm basking in the joy of having a copy of Steam Powered Aereoplain by John Hartford once again.  I've played it on a couple of my shows lately.  Speaking of blasts from the past, I was super-happy to download a copy of Nils Lofgren's "authorized bootleg" Back It Up!  I--um--sorta knew someone from the late, lamented WRNW (as in he's my ex-husband) and we had a vinyl copy of that one.  So cool that something that was first released only to radio stations is now available to us all!  And you've probably also figured out that I really, really, really like the latest Steve Earle record.  And Robyn Hitchcock's take on "Copper Kettle" on the Sex, Food, Death...and Tarantulas EP download is just wonderful.  And also, I have to find out more about Prem Joshua.  

Pausing for a breath...

I guess I should also 'fess up to being a poet with an internet forum at which I'm the head moderator, The Gazebo.  It's at .  I also have a slender collection of verse called Zero Degrees At First Light which is published by David Robert Books (  I think it's pretty darned good, but that's me.  I tend to keep the DJ end of my life and the poetry end of my life separate.   

So we know each other, now.

And RandoRadio is FINALLY streaming!!  Do join me--and us--on this cool adventure.  I promise there will be plenty of refreshments along the way.  

1 comment:

Giacomo said...

I dig your show 'cause it makes me feel like I'm being taken to an actual place. Like, transported.
Great stuff.