Monday, December 20, 2010

The Plastic Magic Merry Christmas Special podcast # 086!

HO HO HO Merry Christmas everybody out there in podcast land! Well what can I say about this episode? For starters, Butch Taylor-claus is in here and we are playing some Christmas records of all kinds of rock and roll....just to name a few you will hear: THE SONICS, THE WHO, ARLO GUTHRIE, THE VENTURES, EDDIE FISHER, JETHRO TULL, EDDIE C. CAMPELL, and THE FLAMING LIPS! What a fun show check it out here: happy birthday baby Jesus!

Plastic Magic podcast #085 December 12, 2010

Hey everybody, I've been having home pc problems (I'm on a borrowed computer at a friends house now) so I'm a little late in getting my posts up....but any way here is this one: BABE RUTH (1973), KING CRIMSON (1972), BLODWYN PIG (1970), BRIAN AUGER'S OBLIVIAN EXPRESS (1970), THE TRAVEL AGENCY (1968), THE UNIQUES (1969), FOCUS (1970), and much more including JOHN'S CHILDREN, THE HATFIELDS, BRAVE NEW WORLD, THE ANIMALS and so on DOWNLOAD THIS LINK: podcast # 085

Monday, December 6, 2010

Plastic Magic podcast #084 Dec. 5th, 2010

Well...Hi there...on this podcast you will hear the mindbending sounds of:THE PENTANGLE (1968), HERMAN'S HERMITS (1966), THE LOST AGENCY (1966), THE GRATEFUL DEAD (1968), THE YOUNGBLOODS (1970), TRAFFIC (1969), THE ASSOCIATION (1968), THE ELECTRIC PRUNES (1967), PROCOL HARUM (1968), DAN HICKS AND HIS HOT LICKS (1972), TIM BUCKLEY (1970) and much more Download this link: podcast # 84

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Plastic Magic podcast #83 Nov. 21st, 2010

On the show tonight, we played all 60's garage rock from the likes of: THE CREATION (pictured in this post), CALEB, THE CHERRY SLUSH, THE SHAGS, THE MOPS, THE KINGSMEN, THE YARDBIRDS, WIMPLE WINCH, BLUE CHEER, THE STATUS QUO,  THE MISUNDERSTOOD, THE FUGS, MARY BUTTERWORTH, THE IDLE RACE, THE FOGGY NOTIONS, SCRUGG, THE KINKS and lotza with Butch Taylor...and a big shout out to the Razorbacks! Download here: podcast #083 drop us a line at sometime and we will holler back on the air!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Plastic Magic podcast #82 Nov. 14th, 2010

Dear friends (and many I don't know at all), this is a special (not really) episode to mark the two year birthday of Plastic Magic's run on KXUA! I had my buddy Butch on here to celebrate in the festivities and we even gave away a mint (not at all) copy of a double Spirit album! This week we listened to: THE ELECTRIC JUNKYARD (1969), JADE WARRIOR (1973), JOHNNY WINTER (1969), THE BUTTS BAND, SOPWITH CAMEL (1973), THE BYRDS (1969), and much much more! download here: podcast #82

Monday, November 8, 2010

Plastic Magic podcast #81 (November 7th, 2010)

Hey there everybody out in podcast land! This week I mixed in a few newer recordings (most from 2000's), but still a few from the 60's, 70's and even late 90's! This week we heard the astounding sounds of: DUNGEN, COMETS ON FIRE, ARIEL PINK'S HAUNTED GRAFFITI, THE FLAMING LIPS, THE DIRTBOMBS, THEE SHAMS, VON BONDIES, BLACK KEYS, BLACK LIPS, BIG FOOT CHESTER, BLACK MOUNTAIN, KING KHAN AND THE SHRINES, QUEST FOR FIRE, SONIC YOUTH, as well as some 60's/ 70's stompers from THE DOWNLINER'S SECT, THE RATS, ASH RA TEMPLE, THE CREATION and much more....By the way next week will be Plastic Magic's 2 year birthday, and I hope to do something special! Download here: podcast #81

Sunday, October 24, 2010

The Plastic Magic Tricky Treat Halloween Special Oct. 24th, 2010 Podcast

Hey kids, on this special 3 hour Halloween special you will be terrified by the sounds of: ATOMIC ROOSTER, THE OUTSIDERS, THE MONOCLES, BLACK OAK ARKANSAS, THE WHO, THE SONICS, BLACK SABBATH, LUCIFERS FRIEND, BLUE OYSTER CULT, DONAVAN, JODY REYNOLDS, THE JOHNNY OTIS SHOW, C.A. QUINTET, APHRODITE'S CHILD, THE LOLLIPOP SHOPPE, MADD INC., CACTUS, ALICE COOPER and much more including many spooky stories and randomness from co-host Butch "The Butcher" get scared download this link: Tricky Treat oh and by the way it also has Butch's special halloween intro (at no extra charge)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The Plastic Magic Tricky Treat Halloween Special will air this coming sunday!

Hey kids, the halloween show will air this coming sunday Oct. 24 from 6-8pm on KXUA 88.3fm with a full 600 watts this year for the Fayetteville, AR and surrounding metro area. The rest of planet Earth can dig it live on the stream at ! If you didn't catch last years wild ass 4 hour show here is the podcast for that: The Psychedelic Nightmare Halloween Special 2009 and also I'll have Butch in with me too for added spooky entertainment!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Punkinhead live!

On tonight's show, I played a vintage recording of the legendary Fayetteville Arkansas high energy party band PUNKINHEAD. This recording is from a live show at River City in Fayetteville on August 1st, 1992. Punkinhead will be performing a weekend of re-union  live shows on Halloween weekend. They will be at Sticky Fingers ( in Little Rock on Oct. 29th and here in Fayetteville at George's Majestic Lounge (  on Oct. 30th. Hope you enjoy this great lost recording! Punkinhead Aug. 1st, 1992 on Plastic Magic

Friday, October 15, 2010

Article I found on Facebook about East Bay Ray (former guitarist of Dead Kennedys) who was one of my heros as a teenager

EAST BAY RAY played guitar for DEAD KENNEDYS and penned some of the most recognizable and memorable guitar riffs to emerge from the West Coast punk movement. While most punk guitarists of the time were one-dimensional, Ray incorporated a variety of styles ...into his playing and hatched a truly original guitar sound, effortlessly rolling off an assortment of riffs (from surf rock, power chords and original open voicings to Ennio Morricone-esque spaghetti Westerns), in addition to creating spacey sounds courtesy of an Echoplex effects box. “Jello Biafra got all the press. But it was the guy beside him in the Dead Kennedys - East Bay Ray - who had the bigger hand in drawing up the blueprint for the second wave of American punk.” ~ San Jose Mercury News & Oakland Tribune, Nov. 7 2006: The Bay Area’s 25 Greatest Guitar Players East Bay Ray was born in California on November 17, 1958. He was inspired to do music by his father, who had a collection of 78RPM jazz and country blues records from the 1930's and 40's. When Ray's father was a teenager, he used to sneak into black jazz clubs to see Duke Ellington and Count Basie back when the country had legal racial segregation. His father would later take Ray and his brother when they were very young to see legendary performers like Muddy Waters, the Count Basie orchestra and Lightin' Hopkins. Ray's music was also inspired by his mother, who listened to the Weavers and Pete Seeger. Both his parents use to organize art and music festivals in their local neighborhood. In addition to music and art, his parents also taught him a sense of fairness and politically inspired him — both his mother and father were involved in the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s. At school, Ray studied architecture, but found it artistically restricting. When he did graduated from the University of California at Berkeley, Ray was writing and playing music and by then he found that it had become impossible for him to live without music. In 1978, Ray placed an ad in a San Francisco music paper looking for other musicians to form a band. JELLO BIAFRA and KLAUS FLOURIDE answered that ad and their meeting led to the formation of the Dead Kennedys. With the addition of drummer TED, soon to be replaced by D.H. PELIGRO, the group specialized in scalding-yet-witty political/social commentary, as evidenced by such classics as "California Uber Alles," "Holiday in Cambodia," "Police Truck," "Kill the Poor" and "Moon Over Marin" and their 1980 full-length debut, FRESH FRUIT FOR ROTTING VEGETABLES. Many DK songs have been included in the popular video games GUITAR HERO and ROCK BAND. Such further releases as 1981's IN GOD WE TRUST INC., 1982's PLASTIC SURGERY DISASTERS, 1985's FRANKENCHRIST 1986's BEDTIME FOR DEMOCRACY made the Dead Kennedys one of the world's top punk outfits. And, in a monumental achievement considering that the recordings were released on independent labels, GIVE ME CONVENIENCE OR GIVE ME DEATH is certified GOLD in both the United States and the United Kingdom and "Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables" and "In God We Trust, Inc." are certified Gold in the United Kingdom. With their success internationally, Dead Kennedys toured all across the world - throughout the USA, Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Austria, France, Italy, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Russia, Poland, Hungary, Serbia, Turkey (the first punk band to play a Muslim country), Brazil. Argentina and Chile. Known in the alternative music scene for his unique artistry and multifaceted talents, Ray was featured in the January 2006 issue of GUITAR WORLD and in the April 2006 edition of GUITAR PLAYER magazine speaking about music, guitar playing, songwriting and record production techniques. In addition to playing guitar and composing for the band, East Bay Ray also supervised many of the band's recording and record releases. He produced and mixed Dead Kennedys' first single, "California Über Alles"/"Man with the Dogs," and sold the first copies from the back of his car to local record stores. He went on to produce or mix many of their other classic recordings, including "Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables," "In God We Trust, Inc.," "Holiday in Cambodia"/"Police Truck" and "Too Drunk to Fuck" (w/ GEZA X), "Plastic Surgery Disasters," and "Bleed for Me" (w/ THOM WILSON). When Dead Kennedys suffered from distribution problems owing to the band's controversial name and subject matter, Ray set up Alternative Tentacles Records as a formal record company in 1981 for the band to bypass the major record labels' reluctance to distribute their material as well as to release recordings by other artists. He remained a partner in the label until mid 1986. After the band stopped touring in February 1986, Ray played with other artists, including garage rocker PEARL HARBOUR and the lounge act FRENCHY. Ray recorded on the album SIDI MANSOUR by Algerian singer CHEIKHA REMITTI, which featured contributions by KING CRIMSON guitarist ROBERT FRIPP and RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS bassist FLEA and he added his guitar to (HED) PE's CD BROKE on the track "Waiting to Die." He also played with AMANDA PALMER, of the DRESDEN DOLLS, on her release WHO KILLED AMANDA PALMER, for the song "Guitar Hero." Ray also did soundtrack work for directors DAVID SEGAL and SCOTT MCGHEE (who would later enjoy acclaim with their 2001 thriller/drama THE DEEP END).

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Plastic Magic podcast #078 (10-10-10)

Hey everybody out there in podcast land! Tonight was: THE ANIMALS (1967), WEST, BRUCE AND LAING (1972), GINGER BAKER'S AIRFORCE (1971), SAVOY BROWN (1969), THE FROST (1969), QUICKSILVER MESSENGER SERVICE (1968), SOUTHWIND (1969), THE BEATLES (John Lennons would be birthday was yesterday), THE SWEET (1972), THE BLUES MAGOOS (1968), LONNIE MACK (1969), HOT TUNA (1973) and much more this here'a podcast # 078 and if you'd like to email a request for a future program or question go to  or you can leave a messege on this post...while we are at it, the Halloween show this year will be broadcast October 24th. As of yet it will start at 6pm CST as per normal, with a repeat on the following monday night 8pm PST, 10pm CST.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Plastic Magic podcast #077 Oct. 3rd, 2010

As luck would have it, tonight on the show we heard : MOBY GRAPE (1968), BLUE CHEER (1968), 13TH FLOOR ELEVATORS (1966), SHIVA'S HEADBAND (1970),  THE DOVERS (1966), BLOODROCK (1971), COLDWELL WINFIELD BLUES BAND (1968), ZEPHYR (1969), SUGARLOAF (1971), BRIAN AUGER'S OBLIVIAN EXPRESS (1972), THE OUTSIDERS (1967) and many and much more...very exciting...check it out...podcast style! podcast #077

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Plastic Magic podcast #76 September 26th, 2010

hey hey kids, here 'tis the next installment of the action packed Plastic Magic radio broadcast from KXUA (well this is the podcast from the show which aired earlier tonight). Tonight we listened to: MITCH RYDER AND THE DETROIT WHEELS (1966), VANILLA FUDGE (1968), THE CHAMBERS BROTHERS (1969), THE BOTTUMLESS PIT (1966), THE SEEDS (1967), THE ROYAL FLAIRS (1966), THE MOVING SIDEWALKS (1968), THE AZTEX (1966), THE BOB SEGER SYSTEM (1969), THE ELECTRIC PRUNES (1967), THE SHOCKING BLUE (1970) and much more. If you have any comments, you can leave them here or email me at here is tonights show: podcast #76 oh and we had Uncle Butch sittin' in on this show tonight too!

New Live Show Today!

It's been a busy month, and Ive missed a bit, but there will be a live show tonight on KXUA 88.3fm and on ,  and a repeat on monday night at Also we are now broadcasting with more power at KXUA with our new (used) transmitter of 600watts! Reception reports are very welcome at And finally check out Paste magazine's article featuring KXUA as one of the best low wattage "small" radio stations in the country!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Plastic Magic podcast #075 Aug. 29th, 2010

Yet another wild trip down to antiquated rock and roll obscurities land. On this mind bending episode we listened to: CANNED HEAT (1966), GINGER BAKER'S AIRFORCE (1970), TRAFFIC (1970), THE JOKERS (1967), BUBBLE PUPPY (1969), IRON BUTTERFLY (1970), THE PRETTY THINGS (1970), JETHRO TULL (1970), and much more including a very rare 60's group from Georgia called THE BOSTON TEA PARTY (as pictured in this post) sent in by one of my listeners Eric Johnson (thanks Eric!)of his dad's group! Also sending this photo tells me there are only 100 of these 45s that were made. Here it right here. download here: podcast #75 Aug. 29th, 2010

Sunday, August 22, 2010

podcast #74 (Aug. 22nd 2010)

Welcome back all ye University of Arkansas college students! For those of the hard 1960's and 70's rock persuasion, this show will be of some interest to you. All of the material played on this program comes from my own collection I have been gathering since I was a kid (in the early 80's). And it mostly all comes from the original analog LPs. On this show we listened to: DUST (1971), HAWKWIND (1974), BLUE CHEER (1969), MOUNTAIN (1969), LOVE (1966), THE FUGS (1966), TEN YEARS AFTER (1972), THE BEACON STREET UNION (1968), COUNTRY JOE AND THE FISH (1967), THE ROCKIN' RAMRODS (1965), SANTANA (1969), THE DAMNATION OF ADAM BLESSING (1970) and much more including a song from the group MINT TATTOO (1969) formed by former members of BLUE CHEER! So download this link podcast #74 Aug 22, 2010 and if you want to you can even tell me what you think about by email This show is now also syndicated on  on mondays from 8pm-10pm PST. If you miss the orig sunday on air broadcast from KXUA, speaking of which you can always catch the program live at

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Plastic Magic podcast #73 Aug. 15, 2010

Hey kids, on this episode, I played a bunch of blues and southern rock and just some other sort of summertimey tunes (by my estimate). Tonight we listened to: JOHN LEE HOOKER, LITTLE WALTER, JIMMY DAWKINS, THE ALLMAN BROTHERS, LONNIE MACK, FUNKADELIC, CHARLIE DANIELS BAND, WET WILLIE, ALLEN TOUSSAINT, HUMBLE PIE, THE ROLLING STONES, CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE, ARCHIE SHEPP, MAGIC SLIM AND THE TEARDROPS, T. REX and many others. Download this link: podcast #73

Sunday, August 8, 2010

podcast # 72 "The 80's Show" and tribute to Windy Austin

Hey everybody out there in podcast land! Well me and some old dear buddies of mine (Nate Higgins and Butch Taylor) had been planning to do an 80's show sometime to spotlight some bands that are kind of hard to fit in during a "normal" Plastic Magic show. So here it is: podcast # 72 "the 80's show" you'll hear things such as: THE CURE, THE CULT, ELVIS COSTELLO, CHEAP TRICK, THE CRAMPS, DEAD KENNEDYS, BUTTHOLE SURFERS, DURAN DURAN, TALKING HEADS, DEVO, X, JANE'S ADDICTION, THE PIXIES and NRBQ...we even went as far as playing some old "hair band" faves like: RATT and MOTLEY CRUE! At the end we played a tribute to the late WINDY AUSTIN who died this morning. WINDY AUSTIN fronted some legendary groups in Fayetteville Arkansas like RODEO, ZORRO AND THE BLUE FOOTBALLS and  WINDY AUSTIN'S HOT HOUSE TOMATO BOYS. This podcast is 3 hours (meant to half it but forgot to) and in the last hour of the show we played the whole LP of ZORRO AND THE BLUE FOOTBALLS.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Plastic Magic syndicated on web radio!

Yes kids, it's true. Now you can listen to Plastic Magic on web radio (actually you always could on live at the scheduled time) from Sacramento, CA. I have been invited to the monday night line-up on at 8pm Pacific time. So if you would like to hear a show again or hear it for the first time if you miss it or what ever dail it up on your computer there. Look em up and see what they have going on. Check em out! In other news, on the show tomorrow night I will be doing a 80's show! Covering 80's styles from new wave to punk to power pop to (gasp!) hair bands. It should be a fun time, I will have my buddies Nate and Butch (the voice of the Plastic Magic intro) for added commentary...tune in to KXUA!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Plastic Magic podcast #71 (Aug. 1st, 2010)

And here it is, another 2 full hours of heavy rock and roll antiquities! On the show tonight we listened to: THE SHOCKING BLUE (1970), DONAVAN (1973), THE MOTHERS OF INVENTION (1971), THE STEVE MILLER BAND (1972), THE PAUL BUTTERFIELD BLUES BAND (1969), THE AMBOY DUKES (1970), ZZ TOP (1971), BUBBLE PUPPY (1969), THE CRAZY WORLD OF ARTHUR BROWN (1968), BLUE CHEER (1968), THE EDGAR BROUGHTON BAND (1970), THE ELECTRIC PRUNES (1965), SEAN BONNIWELL MUSIC MACHINE (1968) and much more including comedy bits by CHEECH AND CHONG! Download this link: podcast #71 and for comments, suggestions and other things email: Thanks for listening and if you decide to write, thanks for writing.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

podcast # 70 (July 25th, 2010)

well folks, there you have it another two hours of high powered rock and roll from the strange times of the 60's and 70's. On this show we heard: LORD AND THE FLIES (1966), SRC (1970), LOVE (1966), THE SURVIVERS (1965), THE SOFT MACHINE (1970), THE LOVIN' SPOONFUL, THE ANIMALS (1968), PINK FLOYD (1970), THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERINCE (1968), THE IDES OF MARCH (1971), THE MOVING SIDEWALKS (1968), JOEY COVINGTON'S FAT FANDANGO (1973), ARGENT (1972), and much more. Download here: podcast # 70 and if you want to email a suggestion or comment go here , I'd love to hear from you for whatever reason!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Plastic Magic podcast #69 July 18, 2010

Let it be known, that on the Plastic Magic rock and roll show tonight, we listened to: CAPTAIN BEYOND (1972), BLODWYN PIG (1970), LUCIFER'S FRIEND (1970), EPITAPH (1974), BRIAN AUGER'S OBLIVIAN EXPRESS (1971), KING CRIMSON (1970), NAZERETH (1973), JOHNNY WINTER AND (1971), BUCKWHEAT (1970), and even LED ZEPPELIN (1970). Also Stacey Mackie dropped by the studio to drop off a flyer and asked her to sit in front of the mic for a while and talk about her up coming gigs with David Kimbrough Jr. (son of the late great Junior Kimbrough of Fat Possum Rec. fame). Good times indeed! here it is podcast # 69 . and also if you have anything (request, suggestions, comments, or you just want to check in) you'd like to say thru email here it is

Sunday, July 11, 2010

podcast #68 July 11th, 2010

hey everybody out there in podcast land! On this show we listened to lots of 70's stuff like: MAHOGANY RUSH (1975), DEEP PURPLE (1971), BLOODROCK (1970), ROBIN TROWER (1974), BLUE OYSTER CULT (1974), and much more including the whole album of NEKTAR "Remember The Future" (album cover pictured above) from 1973. If you'd like to contact me via email here it is  podcast download here: podcast #68

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Plastic Magic podcast # 67 (June 27th, 2010)

hey everybody out there in podcast land!! Here is  what we had tonight on the program: JAMES GANG (1969), MOTT THE HOOPLE (1970), NRBQ (1972), COUNTRY JOE AND THE FISH (1969), THE FROST (1969), CROW (1969), STEPPENWOLF (1970), HUMBLE PIE (1971), THE FUGS (1968), BLACK SABBATH (1972), SONS OF SOUND (1965) and much more. If you feel like leave a comment here or email I'd love to hear from you! HERE TIS podcast #67. I won't be in the studio next sunday to do my show live cause its the 4th of July (you can tune in anyway they may play an old show podcast or someone may sub), so I'll see you on the radio live July 11th.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Plastic Magic podcast #66 Happy Father's Day

OK kiddos and daddy-os, hipsters and squares, Happy Father's Day!!!! here is two full hours of mindbending rock and roll action from the mid 60's to early 70's! Hear the sounds of: THE TURTLES (1965), THE ASTRONAUTS (1965), TEN YEARS AFTER (1970), WE THE PEOPLE (1966), MARY BUTTERWORTH (1968), ERIC BURDON AND WAR (1970), GRATEFUL DEAD (1970), THE STOOGES (1969), THE SONICS (1965), BLACK PEARL (1970), BIG BROTHER AND THE HOLDING CO. (1968), MOUNTAIN (1972) and much more DOWNLOAD THIS FREE PODCAST podcast #66 (your father's day present)

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Plastic Magic podcast # 65 (June 13th, 2010) Special Feature on Harvey Mandel

Hey everybody out there in podcast land! Tonight's show was a feature show on one of my all-time favorite guitar players Harvey Mandel. On this podcast you will hear basically an anthology of Mandel's work from 1966-1976. We listened to his work with Canned Heat, John Mayall,  Barry Goldberg, Charlie Musselwhite as well as Mandel's solo work and short lived group with Don "Sugarcane" Harris called The Pure Food and Drug Act...So download it podcast # 65 listen, feel free to leave comments!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

podcast #64 (June 6, 2010)

Hey! Hey! kids, I'm a little late in posting this this week but here 'tis, a mixed bag of tricks co-hosted with my dear friend Butch "The Bucher" Taylor. On this podcast hear: THE VELVET UNDERGROUND (1969), SONIC YOUTH (1990), JONATHAN FIRE* EATER (1996), THE FLAMING LIPS (1995), THE DIRTBOMBS (2005),  THE SMOKE (1967), THE MOTHERS OF INVENTION (1968), JOHN'S CHILDREN (1967), RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS (1991), THEE SHAMS (2001), COMPULSIVE GAMBLERS (1999), THE MOONEY SUZUKI (2001), JON SPENCER BLUES EXPLOSION (1994) and many more suprises! I told you a mixed bag listen to this and find out why. Download this link: podcast #64 Next weeks show is a feature on one of my all time fave guitarist, Harvey Mandel

Sunday, May 30, 2010

podcast # 63 May 30th, 2010

When I start gathering all the LPs together to do a show I usually try to keep "like" things together. What I mean by that is I try to use the same approach as in the art of making a "mix tape". People of my generation will know just what I mean by that. You have someone in mind, know kind of what they like and really try to put everything on it in an order that flows well. This is a technique used by music nerds to try to impress girls everywhere since cassette tapes were first made! So anyway this is how I try to present a radio show to you, the people. You can't have a show with bands like The Shadows of Knight or The Oblivians and follow it up with a band like Rush or Yes. Some people would probably argue that I cross genres of rock to much anyway but there are things I like about all kinds of music. And when I go to do a radio show I try to keep in mind not to go too far mixing genres. So, that being said, here is the deal about tonight's show. When I was in the studio last I got a call from a guy that told me Ronnie James Dio had died that day, I announced that on the radio and got lots of calls in basically telling me they just learned of it from me. One caller asked me to play somthing with Dio like Black Sabbath or Rainbow and since I didn't have it with me I told him I would bring it (Rainbow) to play next week. Another caller asked for Uriah Heep. So when I started getting this together I tryed to make it all fit in a "mix tape" way. Which is great for me because I can make an interesting line-up of things I sometimes have a hard time fitting with other things. On tonight's show: RAINBOW (1978), MAHOGONY RUSH (1976), SANTANA (1972), THE RASCALS (1971), MANFRED MANN'S EARTH BAND (1975), URIAH HEEP (1972), YES (1974), 10CC (1977), EDGAR WINTER GROUP (1975), TODD RUNDGREN (1970), THE SHOCKING BLUE (1970), ELO (1975) and much more DOWNLOAD HERE: podcast # 63 Please feel free to leave comments or request or any other suggestions.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

podcast # 62 (May 16, 2010)

Among other things I played on this show, I played a bootleg live record of BLUE OYSTER CULT which I found at a yard sale yesterday. The record is a 10" EP played at the standard 331/3 and has 4 songs recorded live in NYC 1972 on blue vinyl! From there you will also hear: THE SIR DOUGLAS QUINTET (1969), EDGAR WINTER'S WHITE TRASH (1973), THE PATTI SMITH GROUP (1979), SONIC'S RENDEZVOUS BAND (1978), NAZARETH (1973), JOURNEY (1976), RUSH (1975), and much more, with the theme staying mostly in the mid to late 70's. Also to note almost everything played tonight came from yard sales the day before! Tis the season ENJOY! podcast # 62 ...also next week I will not be on I'll see ya on the 30th

Sunday, May 9, 2010

podcast # 61 May 9, 2010 (Mother's Day)

Happy Mother's Day to some of you, happy sunday to the rest of you. On this one we listened to: STEPPENWOLF (1969), ALICE COOPER (1972), EL CHICANO REVOLUCIO`N (1971), TEN YEARS AFTER (1974), C.A. QUINTET (1969), ZZ TOP (1972), THE BUTTERFLY BALL AND THE GRASSHOPPER'S FEAST (1975; featuring members of Deep Purple, Blackmore's Rainbow, The Spencer Davis Group ect.) COLD BLOOD (1969) and much more...DOWNLOAD THIS HEREA LINK: podcast # 61

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Plastic Magic podcast #60 May 2, 2010

hey kids, here 'tis 2 full hours of rock and roll superbliss! Hear kuts from: THE CHERRY SLUSH (1967), THE FOGGY NOTIONS (1966) and OSCAR HAMOD AND THE MAJESTICS (1966) (all three of which come from the fantastic 3xlp set from SUNDAZED Rec. called "2131 South Michigan Ave.) THE BLUES PROJECT (1966), PLASTIC ONO BAND (1971), ROBIN TROWER (1976), TIM BUCKLEY (1969), THE JESTERS OF NEWPORT (1966) and a 30 minute comedy piece by THE FIRESIGN THEATRE (1970) and much more... DOWNLOAD THE PODCAST HERE> podcast # 60

Thursday, April 22, 2010


As most of you know by now The Flaming Lips and fellow OKC band Stardeath and White Dwarfs teamed up last year to rehearse, record and perform together live on New Years Eve their version of Pink Floyd's 1973 classic "Dark Side Of The Moon". Last saturday Warner Brothers released it on LP (vinyl as the hipsters say) for record store day. This was released on mp3 in December, but to me that doesn't really count, as I don't do mp3s (yet...I'm actually thinking about getting an mp3 player to listen to radio shows and such)....anyway I got my copy and I plan on playing the whole thing on the radio this sunday April 25th along with a stereo version of The Flaming Lips 1997 classic Zaireeka. I will have my buddy Nate Higgins for added insight and commentary, as he was there to see this all go down in OKC new years eve! This show will not be podcast because this album was just released, and I don't want to just hand it over to ya. Just thought you guys might want to hear it, as I think it is a great version of an old classic! If you live outside the listening area you can check it out via: or as always Plastic Magic airs live on sunday evening from 6-8pm CST from Fayetteville, AR

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Plastic Magic podcast # 59 April 18, 2010

hey kiddos, here are some tunes for ya from your heros: BLACK PEARL (1968), THE LIVE ADVENTURES OF MIKE BLOOMFIELD AND AL KOOPER (1968), DEEP PURPLE (1972), GRAND FUNK RAILROAD (1970), THE MC5 (1971), BLUE CHEER (1968), BONNIWELL MUSIC MACHINE (1968), NAZARETH (1973), BLACK SABBATH (1971), BLUE OYSTER CULT (1973), AEROSMITH (1975) and many more! For the podcast of tonight's radio show click on this link plastic magic april 18th 2010 podcast Special thanks to Stuart Field (DJ of "After the FACT" which airs on KXUA sat. 2-4pm) for filling in on my show last week (for podcast of that episode see "podcast archives" on your left). Tune in next week for a special feature episode of Plastic Magic focusing on two albums by the FLAMING LIPS , more on that later (check back soon)

Sunday, April 4, 2010

podcast # 57 (April 4th, 2010; Easter sunday)

Happy Easter everybody!
On this episode we listened to: THE FUGS (1968), THE CYCLONES (1965), JOHN MAYALL'S BLUESBREAKERS (1968), ATOMIC ROOSTER (1972), THE MOTHERS OF INVENTION (1968), THE ROADRUNNERS (from Dome records 1966 comp "Baltimore's Teen Beat A Go-Go"), MOUNTAIN (1970), CREAM (1968), JEFFERSON AIRPLANE (1968), THE PRETTY THINGS (1968), THE MOODY BLUES (1968), DAN HICKS AND HIS HOT LICKS (1971) and lots more DOWNLOAD HERE: podcast # 57 (april 4th, 2010) , I hope you enjoy this show, if you feel like leaving a comment, please do! hearing feedback helps sometimes

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Plastic Magic podcast # 56 (Mar. 28th, 2010) SXSW review

Well kids, this an overview (sort of) of my (and my co-host Butch Taylor's) experience at South by Southwest this year. We talk about and play tracks from bands we saw at SXSW (except Mountain...played that at the first just because I just got that record while in Austin) On this episode you will hear: QUEST FOR FIRE, NAAM, MAN OR ASTRO-MAN?, OKAMOTO'S, and music and interviews of MONDO DRAG as well as an interview with EDDIE SHAW orig. member of the legendary 1960's group THE MONKS!!!!! This show was co-hosted with Butch Taylor, lots of fun!! Next weeks show will be on all the cool ass records I bought while in Austin!! SXSW review podcast # 56

Sunday, March 14, 2010

podcast #55 (March 14th, 2010)

(drawing by Caspian Eubanks age 5)

hey kids, this will be my last new show for a coupla weeks. I am going to SXSW next week with The Pope County Bootleggers. I hope to maybe interview some groups that I am looking forward to seeing, record it, edit it and present that on the radio here in a few weeks. But on this episode we listened to: CA QUINTET (1969), NRBQ (1969), THE BLUES MAGOO (1968), THE MOVING SIDEWALKS (1968), SUGARLOAF (1971), STEPPENWOLF (1969), BONNIWELL MUSIC MACHINE (1968) and some cuts from the Sundazed comp "2131 South Michigan Ave." which is a comp of bands recorded on the "USA" and "Destination" labels out Chicago in the 60's including the groups: THE CHERRY SLUSH, THE COUNTS, OSCAR HAMOD AND THE MAJESTICS, PARK AVE. PLAYGROUND, THE BUCKINGHAMS, LORD AND THE FLIES all heard here: podcast #55

Friday, March 12, 2010

Plastic Magic podcast #35,36,37 (1st time posting for some old shows from September)

I am posting these shows now because I don't think they got posted when it aired because the KXUA blogsite at the time was in here for you now are the September Plastic Magic radio shows (except the one that featured Sonic's Rendezvous Band, it IS featured in this blog) podcast #35 (9-13-09), podcast #36 (9-20-09) and podcast #37 (9-27-09). Can't remember what is on these...but you'll like

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Plastic Magic podcast #54 (March 7th, 2010)

Back to the explosive rock and roll this radio show is! On this exciting episode we listened to pure 60's garage rock for the most part. In fact everything stays inside 1965-1969 on this one. Featured tonight: THE DOVERS, THE ROVIN' FLAMES, ? & THE MYSTERIANS, THE TROGGS, THE WHO (oops that one is 1970), THE FAIRIES, ROCKIN' RAMRODS, THE YARDBIRDS, THE SHONDELLS, THE GRATEFUL DEAD, THE MOVIN' MORFOMEN, THE DESCENDANTS, THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE, THE BLUES PROJECT, PAUL BUTTERFIELD BLUES BAND and much more DOWNLOAD HERE: PODCAST #54

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Plastic Magic podcast #53 (Feb. 28, 2010)

hey hey everybody out there in podcast land! On this show I played almost all jazz. There are a few old 45's in there from 1950's and 60's R & B like: DEE CLARK, LAZY LESTER, LaVERNE BAKER and the GLIDERS, WALTER FULLER'S CLUB ROYALE BAND and LITTLE WILLIE JOHN.  But mostly long pieces of "avant-garde", "free jazz" and "jazz rock fusion" from the likes of : HENRY THREADGILL SEXTET(1988), THE ART ENSEMBLE OF CHICAGO (1969), MAX ROACH (1961), MILES DAVIS (1969), PHAROAH SANDERS (1970), ARCHIE SHEPP (1969) and so on. This is not the show that I normally do. I really love jazz and fig'r'd this to be a good time to do a show like this. I tried to keep it from getting too far out...well anyway...HERE TIS: podcast #53 (jazz)

Sunday, February 21, 2010

PLASTIC MAGIC PODCAST #52 (Funkadelic Pt.2 1975-1979)

Hey kids, on this episode of Plastic Magic we continued where we left off last week with the Parliafunkadeliment Thang. This week we picked up with 1975 and rolled on thru 1979 and I actually had to skip thru alot of stuff just to make a good overview of the period. But what we did hear tonight was tracks from the FUNKADELIC LPs: LET'S TAKE IT TO THE STAGE (1975), TALES OF KIDD FUNKADELIC (1976), HARDCORE JOLLIES (1976), ONE NATION UNDER A GROOVE (1978), UNCLE JAM WANTS YOU (1979)...and the PARLIAMENT LPs: CHOCOLATE CITY (1975), MOTHERSHIP CONNECTION (1975), FUNKENTELECHY VS. THE PLACEBO SYNDROME (1977), THE MOTOR BOOTY AFFAIR (1978) and Bootsy's Rubber Band cuts from: STRETCHIN' OUT IN BOOTSY'S RUBBER BAND (1976), BOOTSY?..PLAYER OF THE YEAR (1978) some solo stuff from EDDIE HAZEL (1977) and FUZZY HASKINS (1978) and also some cuts from the solo female singer groups: THE BRIDES OF FUNKENSTEIN and PARLET to round it all out. Yes indeed The Parliafunkadeliment Thang is a big family! And almost every LP listed has more/less the same group of musicians, all produced by GEORGE CLINTON (what a legacy!), and alot of by the years was recorded at the same sessions then divided to the albums GC decided they should belong to. DOWNLOAD HERE: Funkadelic Pt. 2 and if you didn't catch pt. 1 you can just scroll down a little to get it also! I really enjoyed putting this over the airwaves of Fayetteville and I hope you enjoy it to!

Funkadelic Pt. two feature show today on Plastic Magic

On tonight's episode of PLASTIC MAGIC I will be featuring Funkadelic from 1975- 1979 or 80 or so whatever I can squeeze into 2 hours. Tune in 6-8pm (CST) on KXUA 88.3fm (NWA area or 30-50 miles around Fayetteville, AR) or for the rest of planet Earth....or download the podcast later...podcast for the first part already up!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Plastic Magic podcast # 51 Funkadelic pt. 1 (1969-1975)

Hey ya'll, on tonight's Valentine's day show I played you guys some music to love to. The whole two hours (2 hours and 20 min.) of this show features Funkadelic from 1969-1975. From the LP's: FUNKADELIC (1969), FREE YOUR MIND AND YOUR ASS WILL FOLLOW (1970), MAGGOT BRAIN (1971), AMERICA EATS IT'S YOUNG (1972) COSMIC SLOP (1973), STANDING ON THE VERGE OF GETTING IT ON (1974), LET'S TAKE IT TO THE STAGE (1975) and also about 36 min. of a live performance taken from Meadowbrook, Rochester, MI Sept. 12, 1971 (if you haven't heard that....) so until next week DOWNLOAD THIS: Funkadelic Pt. 1 (1969-1975) About next week, we will pick up where we left off on our Funkadelic journey with 1975 and go to the early 1980's. Featuring: PARLIAMENT, BRIDES OF FUNKENSTEIN, PARLET, BOOTSY'S RUBBER BAND and all that!

Friday, February 12, 2010


Hey kids, this sunday (valentine's day feb.14th, 2010) I (Filthy Phil) will start a feature showcase on one of my all time favorite groups  PARLIAMENT/FUNKADELIC. This sunday expecting to make it from 1970-1974 (maybe 1975). This will also carry over to next sunday as will, and will feature music also from BOOTSY'S RUBBER BAND, PARLET, FUZZY HASKIN'S, EDDIE HAZEL, BRIDES OF FUNKENSTEIN, PARLIAMENT, FUNKADELIC and THE P-FUNK ALLSTARS. Hope you tune in to PLASTIC MAGIC sunday nights 6-8pm (CST) on KXUA 88.3 fm

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Plastic Magic podcast #50 Feb. 7th 2010 (black history month special vol. 4)

Hey kids, this is the first of 4 special shows on Plastic Magic for black history month. I decided to devote the whole month to blues, jazz, and heavy soul music. This show ended up blues heavy. I had a call come in the studio tonight saying this was the best show I've done...but you can decide that for your self! On this episode we listened to: LIGHTNIN' HOPKINS, SUN RA (1972), JIMMY DAWKINS (1971),  THE METERS, STEVIE WONDER (1974), JOHN LEE HOOKER (1969), THE OHIO PLAYERS (1972), JOHN COLTRANE (1966), TOWER OF POWER (1974), J.B. HUTTO AND THE HAWKS (1968) and much more...Next week we will be exploring the sexy sounds of Funkadelic so don't miss it! For tonights show DOWNLOAD THIS LINK: 2-07-2010 Black History Month Vol. 4 also if upon listening to this podcast makes you want to listen to more of the same, check out the shows from last Feb. too (located on the left side of screen under podcast archives). The reason the heading of this entry says "vol. 4" is because 1-3 was last year. Have fun with it!

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Plastic Magic podcast # 49 (Jan. 31st 2010)

Hey friends and relatives, on this exciting, action packed episode of Plastic Magic we listened to: THE BONZO DOG BAND (1970), SAVOY BROWN (1973), THE DOORS (1971), MOLOCH (1970), TODD RUNDGREN (1972), TOMMY BOLIN (1975), THE MARSHALL TUCKER BAND (1974) ALICE COOPER (1973), and much more...started a little late, so this podcast is a little under 2 hours. Co-hosted with Butch Taylor (so there is lots of talking) DOWNLOAD HERE:  podcast # 49

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Tony Williams Lifetime (1971)

Black history month is Febuary. Which is right around the corner. Tune in. Sunday nights 6-8pm KXUA 88.3fm

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Plastic Magic podcast #48 (Fleetwood Mac special feature 1968-1974)

Hey everybody out there in podcast land! Tonight's show focused on the early days of Fleetwood Mac (1968-1974) and features members Peter Green, Danny Kirwin, Jeremy Spencer and Bob Welch. On this episode you'll hear tracks from the LPs: Vintage Fleetwood Mac (a collection of early recordings as Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac), Then Play On (1970), Kiln House (1970), Future Games (1971), Bare Trees (1972), Penguin (1973), Mystery To Me (1973), Heros Are Hard To Find (1974), and Peter Green's solo album The End Of The Game (1970)....These recordings range from blues to avant-garde blues to dreamy 70's pop. Hope you enjoy these recordings from what I think is an uderlooked era! download this link: Plastic Magic Fleetwood Mac Special

Friday, January 22, 2010

Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac

Hey vintage rock and roll fans, this sunday's Plastic Magic program will be a feature on the early years of Fleetwood Mac. This is to focus on the songwriting and underpraised guitar playing of early members of the band Peter Green, Danny Kirwin and Bob Welch. (1968-1974)

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Plastic Magic podcast #47 Jan. 17th, 2010

Back from a 3 week hiatus! The Plastic Magic radio program is back in full swing with the crazy sounds of THE DAMNATION OF ADAM BLESSING (1970), JEFFERSON AIRPLANE (1971), DUST (1971), DEEP PURPLE (1970), JETHRO TULL (1973), THE BOB SEGER SYSTEM (1969), CRAZY HORSE (1971), HUMBLE PIE (1971), BLUE CHEER (1969), THE BEATLES (1968), MARY BUTTERWORTH (1968) and premired a bit of WADE OGLE'S new CD "Lovers and Fighters"...By the way the Mediafire account is up and running right. So don't be afraid, go ahead and download this podcast...after all it's free.... podcast #47 Jan. 17th, 2010 ...also the "Solstice" Podcast file is currently lost (sigh), but if/when it is found I will be posting it.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

NOIR 33 photography exhibit and CD release party for Wade Ogle Jan. 21st 2010 at The Dickson Theater

 A multi media event! Well let's see...for those who don't know who Wade Ogle is....Wade was at one time front man, guitar player and lead singer for Fayetteville, AR legends THE FAITH HEALERS who later changed there name to DALI AUTOMATIC. This was from around late 80's till about 1994 or so. Later Wade had a group called HONEY DIED and even later a group called DELTA SPACEMEN....and friends I've been there to see em all! It may also be noted that Wade ran the late JR's Lightbulb Club (R.I.P.) for a while and was responsible for booking some great great bands there. Wade has recently been back at it making new recordings for us to enjoy! And so on Thursday January 21st. 2010 at JR's Dickson St. Theater Wade Ogle and new band the Sea Shall Save Them will have a CD release party for their new CD!
 but that's not all, kids!
Also, there will  be a photography display on the big screen by NOIR 33 PHOTOGRAPHY. So what is NOIR33? NOIR 33 Photography is John Moore's work. John Moore has been documenting beautifully on what he calls "junk cameras" scenes from underground bands of the area, and other random portraits of locals and beyond in black and white 35mm film. John is also well known for poster and album artwork for bands in the area as well as national acts under the moniker ENKI3D. This event starting at 7pm should not be missed as John may not do this again for a while! John Moore is currently working in motion picture also done on vintage super 8 film.
Also to finish off the evening you will hear the exciting psedo-hillbilly sounds of the fantastic POPE COUNTY BOOTLEGGERS. You may want to get there early to mingle and find a good spot to be, it's a big place but there is expected to be a big attendance!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Plastic Magic radio will be on hiatus a little longer

Hey friends,

Looks like I'm off the air again this week. Not my choice this time. I actually went to the studio with a freshly prepaired show, but found the U of A student union chain locked because of Christmas break! So I went home. As for next week I am going to be playing at a party with my band in my home town. So I won't be back on until Sunday January 17th. As for the "lost" Solstice Show podcast, I will try to get it posted on the night of the 17th if it's available then. The reason I haven't posted it is because our subscription to Mediafire ran out which knocked us from "pro" to "basic". The solstice show is a 4 hour podcast and I guess it wouldn't hold to what we have, which is a shame because I have had a lot of people who are now living out of town who are featured on it (it was a local band show...if you missed it) who want to hear it. This problem is apparently also contributing to other problems people may be having downloading shows from KXUA at the moment. so if you are looking for something to put on that new ipod you just got for Christmas I am posting the 3 shows I did last year for "Black History Month" in Febuary. Again this year for febuary I will be doing all shows a celebration to Black music which I believe all good music has come from (think about it, even Black Sabbath owes something to the blues). So here are some podcast I hope you will enjoy. I can't tell you exactlly what to expect on each one but I can tell you you will hear blues, jazz, and heavy soul music from the usual era (late 60's to early 70's) that I stay in: Black History Month Pt.1 , Black History Month Pt.2, Black History Month Pt.3 This Febuary I plan on devoting at least one whole show if not 2 to Parlament Funkadelic and all related to it...stay tuned!