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One for Friday: An Emotional Fish, “Grey Matter”

An Emotional Fish formed in Dublin, Ireland. That seems all the justification that’s needed for sharing this song today. For all those who are going to take today’s quasi-holiday as an excuse to abuse their own grey matter, for the

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One for Friday: The Lime Spiders, “My Favourite Room”

Love at first listen is a wondrous thing. I don’t think the Lime Spiders had an album in rotation when I arrived at my college radio station in the fall of 1988. Their sophomore full-length, Volatile, might have been trailing

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One for Friday: Martini Ranch, “World Without Walls”

There’s a long strange history of actors moonlighting in the music biz, from Robert Mitchum’s bizarre shimmy with calypso music to Ryan Gosling’s membership in the indie goth outfit Dead Man’s Bones. Things got especially weird during the nineteen-eighties, the

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One for Friday: Michelle Pfeiffer, “Cool Rider”

Michelle Pfeiffer has been nominated for an Academy Award on three occasions, losing to Geena Davis, Jessica Tandy, and Emma Thompson. Best as I can tell, her first experience missing out on an acting award came in late 1982, when

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One for Friday: Dolly Mixture, “How Come You’re Such a Hit with the Boys, Jane?”

As must happen from time to time, I have a “Jane” song to share. To the best of my knowledge, I never played a song by Dolly Mixture during my college radio days, but I wish I would have. Their

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One for Friday: All, “She’s My Ex”

As is probably evident by now, the number of songs from my college radio days that I consider worthy of filing under the category of “favorites” could fill a full programming day. There are those that were clear peaks of

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One for Friday: Randy Newman, “New Orleans Wins the War”

They started to party and they partied some more Cause New Orleans had won the war There are probably songs that should come to mind more quickly for me when I think of New Orleans — something steeped in the

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