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Self Help Radio, not really a self-help radio show, features a different theme explored with music & talk (& often interviews with funny people pretending to be authorities on the week's theme) each & every week. Lots of themes have been explored, as you may discover here. The show has been on three different radio stations in three very different states - beginning in Austin, Texas, & now residing in Lexington, Kentucky. Themes appear to Gary, the show's host, in an opiate fever. Meetings are held behind closed doors. Focus groups give opinions that noone pays attention to. A show is constructed from whatever is handy. The airwaves are assaulted!
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020615 Tyger! Tyger!
021315 Valentine's Day 2015: Famous Lovers
022015 Razors
022715 A Mellow Show

Below are the playlists for the year 2015. They do not bite. They are a little stinky.

January 30, 2015: Jerks
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"Bongo Jerk" Laurel Aitken from Laurel Aitken: Ska Legend
"Buzz The Jerk" The Pretty Things from Get The Picture?
"Can You Jerk Like Me?" The Contours from The Very Best Of The Contours
"Cool Jerk" The Go-Go's from Return To The Valley Of The Go-Go's
"Don't Be A Jerk, Jonny" The Drums from Summertime!
"Everybody Jerk" Jackie Lee from The Duck
"How Not To Get Jerked" Boogie Down Productions from Sex & Violence
"I Can Be A Jerk" Eddy Current Suppression Ring from Rush To Relax
"I Do The Jerk" Bill Pinkney from Jerk! Shake! & Vibrate!
"Jerk" Buzzcocks from Buzzcocks
"The Jerk" The Clarendonians from Trojan Mod Reggae Box Set
"Jerk" The Haywains from Desperately Seeking Something
"The Jerk" The Larks from The Jerk
"The Jerk" Martha & The Vandellas from Dance Party
"Jerk It With Soul" Willie Walker from Northern Soul Fever, Vol. 3
"Jerk" Noise Addict from Meet The Real You
"Jerk" Senseless Things from Christine Keeler
"Jerkin' Back & Forth" Devo from New Traditionalists
"Jerks On Ice" Elk City from House Of Tongues
"Jesus What A Jerk" The Verlaines from Some Disenchanted Evening
"Knee Jerk Reaction" The Green Circles from Antipodean Screams, Vol. 1
"Long Time Jerk" The Clash from Super Black Market Clash
"Planet Jerk" Barcelona from Transhuman Revolution
"Serenade To A Jerk" Spike Jones & His City Slickers from Strictly For Music Lovers
"She Loves The Jerk" Elvis Costello from Goodbye Cruel World
"Tear Jerker" Personal & The Pizzas from Raw Pie
"We're All Jerks" Impanada from Business Deal Band Lotto 2
"When In Rome (Do The Jerk)" Rocket From The Crypt from All Systems Go III
"You're A Bigger Jerk Than Me" The Karl Hendricks Rock Band from Oh, Merge

January 23, 2015: Shoulders
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"There's A Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder" McKinney's Cotton Pickers from Bix Restored, Vol. 5
"Don't Come Cryin' On My Shoulder" Louis Jordan from Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five, Vol. 1: 1938-1940
"There's A New Moon Over My Shoulder" Tex Ritter from Collectors Series
"(Danger) Soft Shoulders" Sonny Til from Solo
"Cold Shoulder" Johnny Cash from The Man In Black 1954-1958
"Angel On My Shoulder" Shelby Flint from Shelby Flint
"Look Over Your Shoulder" Helen Shapiro from At Abbey Road 1961-1967
"You Can Cry On My Shoulder" Brenda Holloway from The Complete Motown Singles, Vol. 5: 1965
"Don't Cry On My Shoulder" Sam Cooke from The Man Who Invented Soul
"Head & Shoulders" Pattie Young from Detroit's Golden Soul: The Ron Murphy Masters
"Go Cry On Somebody's Else's Shoulder" The Mothers Of Invention from Freak Out!
"Soft Shoulders & Dangerous Curves" The Willis Brothers from Thunder On The Road
"Shoulder To Shoulder" George Jones from Where Grass Won't Grow
"Ride On My Shoulder" Paul Revere & The Raiders from Hard 'N' Heavy (With Marshmallow)
"Chips On My Shoulder" Soft Cell from Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret
"Shoulder Pads # 1 & 2" The Fall from Bend Sinister
"Looking Over Your Shoulder" Even As We Speak from A Three Minute Song Is One Minute Too Long
"Across My Shoulder" The Primitives from Lazy 86 - 88 (Singles Collection)
"Over Your Shoulder" Echo & The Bunnymen from Echo & The Bunnymen
"No Hard Shoulder To Cry On" Julian Cope from Jehovahkill
"Over My Shoulder" I Am Kloot from Gods & Monsters
"Young Shoulders" Magic Bullets from Magic Bullets
"Shoulder" The School from Loveless Unbeliever
"Let Me Lend My Shoulder" Big Harp from White Hat
"Cold Shoulders" Gold Motel from Gold Motel
"Some Dandruff On Your Shoulder" Jens Lekman from I Know What Love Isn't
"Over My Shoulder" Paul Banks from Banks

January 18, 2015: WRFL Sub Show
"Misfit" The Outsiders from C.Q.
"Wacky Surf Trip" The Aquadolls from Stoked On You
"Ducking & Dodging" Parquet Courts from Sunbathing Animal
"Married To My Hack" The New Basement Tapes from Lost On The River
"Because Of My Poor Education" Morrissey from Swords
"Code De Clicked" Deptford Goth from Songs
"Behold The Lilies Of The Field" Jonathan Richman from Not So Much To Be Loved As To
"Steal Away" The Blind Willies from Every Day Is Judgement Day
"Another Hazy Day On The Lazy A" The Wolfhounds from Lost But Happy: The Wolfhounds 1986-1990
"Won't Let Go" Joe Gigs & Life at 3 A.M. from Won't Let Go
"Pictures" It's A Musical from For Years & Years
"007 (Shanty Town)" Desmond Dekker & The Aces from This Is Desmond Dekker
"Red Light Green Light" Dune Rats from Smile
"Hell Of A Summer" The Triffids from Treeless Plain
"ATMO" Babes from Babes
"Backyard Movement" The Mighty Three's from Africa Shall Stretch Forth Her Hands
"Weird Boat" Guts Club from The Arm Wrestling Tournament
"Spring" Kristin Hersh from Sky Motel
"Butterfly, The Metamorphosis" The Human Experience from Embraced
"Save It For Later" The Beat from Special Beat Service
"So Close" Pompeii from Loom
"Influence" Heavenly Beat from Talent
"When The Gospel Singers Sang" Tochigi from The Gang East Of The River
"Spond" The Lucksmiths from The Green Bicycle Case
"Playing For Keeps" Pike 27 from Calling Out
"Little Stabs At Happiness" Fujiya & Miyagi from Artificial Sweeteners
"All I Wanna Do Is Fall In Love" Robyn Hitchcock from Invisible Hitchcock
"Scat" Eastlink from Eastlink
"Samba De Uma Nota Só" João Gilberto from O Amor, O Sorriso E A Flor
"It's Alright" Echo & The Bunnymen from More Songs To Learn & Sing
"Happy Birthday" The Wedding Present from John Peel Sessions 1987-1990
"Gumboots" Lee Mason & His Orchestra from Girl In A Suitcase

January 16, 2015: 1979
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"Fantastic Voyage" David Bowie from Lodger
"Teenage Kicks" The Undertones from Teenage Kicks
"Boys Don't Cry" The Cure from Boys Don't Cry
"Dreaming" Blondie from Eat To The Beat
"My My, Hey Hey (Out Of The Blue)" Neil Young & Crazy Horse from Rust Never Sleeps
"Big Kick, Plain Scrap" Nick Lowe from Labour Of Lust
"Discovering Japan" Graham Parker from Squeezing Out Sparks
"Party Girl" Elvis Costello from Armed Forces
"Industrial Estate" The Fall from Live At The Witch Trials
"Flat Of Angles" The Fall from Dragnet
"You Say You Don't Love Me" Buzzcocks from A Different Kind Of Tension
"Insight" Joy Division from Unknown Pleasures
"Down By The Side Of The Road" John Prine from Pink Cadillac
"Came So Far For Beauty" Leonard Cohen from Recent Songs
"Affection" Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers from Back In Your Life
"Making Plans For Nigel" XTC from Drums & Wires
"Like Flies On Sherbert" Alex Chilton from Like Flies On Sherbert
"40 Versions" Wire from 154
"No Looking" The Raincoats from The Raincoats
"Adventures Close To Home" The Slits from Cut
"I Found That Essence Rare" Gang Of Four from Entertainment!
"Air" Talking Heads from Fear Of Music
"Yellow Pills" 20/20 from 20/20
"Goodbye Girl" Squeeze from Cool For Cats
"Rudie Can't Fail" The Clash from London Calling
"Joe's Garage" Frank Zappa from Joe's Garage Act I

January 11, 2015: WRFL Sub Show
"007" Lindum & Lindum from Bond Beat & Bass: The Elektronika James Bond Themes
"Rolling (Mu-ziq Remix)" FaltyDL from Marks
"Broken Hearted People" Robert Forster from I Had A New York Girlfriend
"Trinity" The Birthday Massacre from Supersition
"Baby Lion" Shriekback from Naked Apes & Pond Life
"The Great Flood" The Head of the Herd from By This Time Tomorrow
"Shine" The Primitives from Pure
"You'd Be Mine" The Point from Pretty Marsh
"Bantam Boys" Momus from Otto Spooky
"Tennessee Tan" Professor & The Bull from Tennessee Tan
"Chance" Mahogany from The Dream of A Modern Day
"Gazebo" The Wedding Present from Watusi
"Transporting" Julian Cope from The Followers Of Saint Julian
"All These Strangers" Elvis Costello from National Ransom
"The Sound" Treehaus from Afterglow
"Loctaine" Peter Murphy from Lion
"Ain't Misbehavin'" Jason Moran from All Rise: A Joyful Elegy For Fats Waller
"Gypsy Blue" Freddie Hubbard from Open Sesame
"Tokuta" Jungle Fire from Tropicos
"Africa Child" Abass Abass & Daby from Africa Raps
"Snacktology" Buffalo Tooth from Introducing Captcha Records
"Sullen Eyes" The Sea Urchins from Pristine Christine
"Voodoo Queen" Ruby Rae from Voodoo Queen
"Bathysphere" Future Bible Heroes from Eternal Youth
"Make Me Whole" Longwave from Endsongs
"Talk To Me" Pere Ubu from The Tenement Year
"Lee Remick" The Go-Betweens from Lee Remick
"Jesus Fell In Love" Constantin Veis Presents The Glamorous Life Savers from Resurrected Elsewhere
"Tin Crown" Wag from Summer 2014 Sampler
"The Tichborne Claimant" The Lucksmiths from The Green Bicycle Case
"M.P.Y.M." Victims Of Circumstance from No More Heroes
"The Ticket Was Non-Refundable" Ad Frank from Mr. Fancypants
"Broken Candle" Wand from Ganglion Reef
"You Make Me Feel Like A Weirdo" Pataphysics from Take A Look Out Your Window
"Safety In Numbers" We Were Promised Jetpacks from Unraveling
"You Made Me Forget My Dreams" Belle & Sebastian from Lazy Line Painter Jane
"Hopelessness" Without Parachutes from This Is A Fire
"Alien" The Soft Boys from Underwater Moonlight
"Lip" His Name Is Alive from Mouth By Mouth
"Skyway" Tullycraft from True Blue 7"
"Leave The Earth Behind You & Take A Walk In The Sunshine" Ballboy from Girls Are Better Than Boys

January 9, 2015: A Long Time
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"Run On For A Long Time" Bill Landford & The Landfordaires from Roots N' Blues The Retrospective (1925-1950)
"It Takes A Long Time" Dent May from Warm Blanket
"It's Been A Long Long Time" Hep Stars from It's Been A Long Long Time
"Long Long Long" The Beatles from The Beatles
"Makes A Long Time Man Feel Bad" Ian & Sylvia from The Complete Vanguard Studio Recordings
"Rocket Man (I Think It's Going To Be A Long, Long Time)" Me First & The Gimme Gimmes from Have A Ball
"Some Things Last A Long Time" Beach House from Devotion
"Long Time Man" Tim Rose from Tim Rose
"Long Time Boy" Nadia Cattouse from Cult Cargo: Belize City Boil-Up
"It's Been A Long Time" Loveninjas from The Secret Of The Loveninjas
"You've Been A Long Time Comin'" Clarence Carter from The Dynamic Clarence Carter
"Tomorrow Is A Long Time" Bob Dylan from The Witmark Demos: 1962-1964 (The Bootleg Series Vol. 9)
"I'm A Long Time Traveling Away From Home" J. T. Allison's Sacred Harp Singers from Oh My Little Darling
"Such A Long Long Time" Kangaroo from Kangaroo
"A Long Time Ago" Jamie Coe & The Gigolos from The One Who Really Loves You
"Long Time To Forget" George Jones from Ragged But Right: The Starday Years Plus
"I've Been A Long Time Leavin'" Roger Miller from The Genius Of Roger Miller
"Doing Comedy A Long Time" Todd Barry from Super Crazy
"Waiting A Long Time" Extra Medium Pony from 11868
"Long Time Waiting" Munks from Nightmares From The Underworld, Vol. 1
"Been A Long Time" Jerry Butler from Ice On Ice
"Long Time Gone" Memphis Slim from Legacy Of The Blues, Vol. 7
"It's Been A Long, Long Time" Keely Smith from Swingin' Pretty
"A Long Time Comin'" Ellie Greenwich from Composes, Produces, & Sings
"It's Been A Long Time" Annie Laurie from The OKeh Rhythm & Blues Story 1949-1957
"Ela (Long Time)" Tarika from Soul Makassar
"Long Time Ahead Of Us" The Walkmen from You & Me
"We're Going To Live For A Very Long Time" Heaven 17 from Penthouse & Pavement

January 4, 2015: WRFL Sub Show
"The Luck Of The Irish" John Lennon & Yoko Ono from Some Time In New York City
"Driving Me Wild" Bryan Ferry from Avonmore
"An Owl With Hands" Monkeys In Love from Monkeys In Love Will Pet & Cuddle You
"The Box" Damien Rice from My Favourite Faded Fantasy
"Ivory Coast" Pure Bathing Culture from PDX Pop Now! 2012
"Gold Diggin' Hoedown" Lisa Leblanc from Highways, Heartaches, & Time Well Wasted
"Forever Now" Psychedelic Furs from Forever Now
"Walk On Air" Minus the Bear from Lost Loves
"Black Lung Song" Frank Tovey from Tyranny & The Hired Hand
"Modest Mountains" Field Division from Reverie State
"The Man Whose Head Expanded" The Fall from In A Hole
"Long Painting" 50 Foot Wave from Bug
"Hand Of Kindness" Richard Thompson from Hand Of Kindness
"Time In Vain" Cleaners From Venus from Midnight Cleaners
"Talk Show" Nots from We Are Not
"Alternative Candidate" David Bowie from Diamond Dogs
"Mountain Song" Rocket 3 from Burn
"Losing To The Dark" La Sera from Hour Of The Dawn
"Knock It Auf!" Seven Octaves from Little Crush
"Superball" Helium from The Dirt Of Luck
"Nursery Rhyme Boogie" Shorty K from Full Custom Boogie
"Grand Mal" Chris Knox from Seizure
"Spliff" Fruition & Grant Farm from Meeting On The Mountain
"Danny Boyd (Low Tide In Harbor Town)" The Secret History from Americans Singing In The Dark
"You Make Me Feel" The Pumpkin Fairies from You Can't Be Loved Forever, Vol. 1
"This Is My Country" Impressions from This Is My Country
"Just Like Betty Page" The Jazz Butcher Conspiracy from Glorious & Idiotic
"Airscape" Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians from Element Of Light
"Pure Light" Silent Mind from Good Morning Mr. Bright
"We Had Our Chances" Melys from So Good
"Aug. 16, 1938" Slide Willie Johnson from It's Just The Shadow
"Motorscooter" The Lucksmiths from The Green Bicycle Case
"Shroud By The Sheetful" Slim Twig from A Hound At The Hem
"The Dogs & The Horses" The Divine Comedy from Casanova
"It's Out Of My Hands" by Sleep Of Oldominion from Oregon Failure
"Devil Music" The Pharcyde from Labcabincalifornia
"Shiny Trust" Karl W Davis & the Sweetpeas from It's High Time
"I Hope They're Right" Gold-Bears from Dalliance
"Gunpowderkeg" The Close Lobsters from Headache Rhetoric
"At Last I Am Born" Morrissey from Ringleader Of The Tormentors
"Back To The Old House" Billy Bragg from Brewing Up With Billy Bragg

January 2, 2015: Cracked
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"Cracked" Happy Birthday from Happy Birthday
"Crackin' Up" Bo Diddley from Go Bo Diddley
"Cracking Up" Nick Lowe from Labour Of Lust
"Blue-Tailed Fly (Jimmie Crack Corn)" Pete Seeger from American Favorite Ballads, Volume 1
"Cracker Jack" Janis Martin from The Female Elvis: The Complete Recordings, 1956-1960
"Mein Herz Hat Einen Knacks" Liani Covi from Mein Herz Hat Einen Knacks
"Alle Frauen Dieser Welt" Gerhard Wendland from Pop In Germany, Vol. 2
"Crackity Jones (Demo)" The Pixies from Doolittle 25
"She's Crackin' Up" Cosmic Psychos from Go The Hack
"Facts About Crack" Trendy from I'm Just The Other Woman
"Who's Got The Crack?" The Moldy Peaches from The Moldy Peaches
"All The Young Children On Crack" Television Personalities from My Dark Places
"Genius Of Crack" Tsunami from World Tour & Other Destinations
"Cracka" Mike Birbiglia from Two Drink Mike
"Stuff Up The Cracks" The Mothers Of Invention from Cruising With Ruben & The Jets
"Cracks In The Sidewalk" The # 1 from The Collector
"Stepping On The Cracks" Green Peppers from Domino Mornings
"Cracked Wheat" The Go-Betweens from Send Me A Lullaby
"Cracked Actor" David Bowie from Aladdin Sane
"She Cracked" The Modern Lovers from The Modern Lovers
"Crack" Big Black from The Hammer Party
"Suzi Crack" Arts & Decay from Shadowjesus
"Crackin' Up Over You" Roy Hamilton from Dark End Of The Street, 1963-1969: The Operatic Soul Of Roy Hamilton
"Cracked Up Over You" Lee Rogers from Rare Soul 45s
"Crack In The Sidewalk" House Of Freaks from Monkey On A Chain Gang
"Cracked Open" The Manhattan Love Suicides from Burnt Out Landscapes
"I Can't Crack" Furniture from The Lovemongers
"Crack-Dream-Over" Data Bank A from The Birth Of Tragedy

January 2, 2015: WRFL Sub Show
"Jewel Thieves" The Lucksmiths from The Green Bicycle Case
"I Wanna Love You" Brady Clampitt from Things Are Different Now
"George Washington Slept Here" Salem 66 from Natural Disasters, National Treasures
"Who's Gonna Love You" Bruce Blackman from Moonlight Feels Right
"Bambi" Momus from Bambi
"Shake It Up" Mutts from Fuel Yer Delusion, Vol. 4
"English Rose" The Jam from All Mod Cons
"Lagrimas Negras" Candido from The Master
"Helter Skelter" Siouxsie & The Banshees from The Scream
"I Wear You" All We Are from I Wear You
"Lovejoy Comet" 555 from Nine Gates
"Agony Of Pleasure" Robyn Hitchcock from Eye
"The Sad Witch" Hefner from Breaking God's Heart
"Another Day Above The Ground" Shriekback from Life In The Loading Bay
"Take The Chance" Rings from The Rhythm Method
"How Good Does It Feel" Empires from Orphan
"Asleep" The Smiths from Louder Than Bombs
"Always In Love" Gramercy Arms from The Seasons Of Love
"The Great Compromise" John Prine from Diamonds In The Rough
"Knock On Wood" William Bell with Stax Music Academy from Take Me To The River OST
"All The Rage" Elvis Costello from Brutal Youth
"Tell Me Anything (Turn To Gold)" Chuck Prophet from Night Surfer
"Glory, Sweat, & Flow" Archie Bronson Outfit from Wild Crush
"She's Got Treasures" Dolly Spartans from Dolly Spartans
"Felicity" The Wedding Present from The Wedding Present
"The Louvre" Sparks from A Woofer In Tweeter's Clothing
"Anthem" Leonard Cohen from The Future