every once in a while, we like to remind you of an app that really helps Jive Radio listeners with song and artist identification. it’s a wonderful application called Shazam. it’s free and it downloads to your device in 1-2 minutes at the most. once you install, it’s very simple to use. when you hear a song that sparks a desire for info, you just hold your device up to the speaker as the song plays. within seconds, Shazam will identify (usually) the song, the artist, and often the album title. it’s a very spiffy app and a very handy helper for us at Jive, where most of the time, the songs are being played via random shuffle mode of a computer at Jive Central HQ, and aren’t being identified after airplay. Shazam is our favorite CYA app here at JR!
I’ve found that Shazam will make the call about 80-85% of the time, and when you consider some of the crazy, obscure stuff we occasionally throw out there, that’s a most acceptable batting average.
of course, when you listen to the shows of Sister Tiny, Diane Michaels, and Hayseed Don Darue, you WILL get songs and artists identified, cuz they old school bossjox! so that’s nice……
that number reflects the reality of Jive Radio programming. that for every 60 minutes you listen, you will hear 59 minutes of our various schizoclectic music selections. not bad!
of course, if that’s just TOO MUCH music, you have plenty of places to find relief on your radio/internet dial. but we are relentless in our pursuit of 59/60.
and also……96.5 FM in redmond, oregon has new call letters. the station used to be KSQI. but now, it’s officially KJIV. the jive is alive in the high desert of Oregon! we are hopeful of bringing a mind boggling galaxy of tunes to towns like Redmond, Culver, Tumalo, Terrebonne, Prineville, Sisters, and Bend.
here is our list of musical genres…….rock, pop, blues, zydeco, jazz, reggae, soul, r & b, country, bluegrass, jam, country rock, jazz rock, rockabilly, americana, lounge, unnameable, super goofy, totally weird, music of the spheres, mongolian throat singing, psychedelic yodeling, humpback whale classics, malevolent mariachi, and so forth. enjoy!
so here is the jumpin’ JIVE coming out of the BVD Bucket of WTF-it on this monday holiday morning. watch out, it gets kinda jittery……
English Beat–mirror in the bathroom
The Who–the seeker
Country Joe & the Phish–flyin’ high
Velvet Underground–who loves the sun
Heaven 17–(brothers and sisters) we don’t need this fascist groove thang
Paul Simon–paranoia blues
Brian Auger and the Oblivion Express–whenever you’re ready
Putumayo World Music–Doly Doly
Sly and the Family Stone–dance to the music
Prince–jam of the year
Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys–bubbles in my beer
Jerry Band–how sweet it is
Laurie Anderson–born never asked
Albert King–laundromat blues
Sam Butera & the Witnesses–dig that crazy chick
please note the last six songs…..hopping from Prince to Bob Wills to Jerry G to Laurie A to Albert King to Sam Butera shows off a nice streak of ADVANCED SCHIZOCLECTIC ULTRA-JIVE. where we say hold on and enjoy the multi-genre ride! flingin’ musical noodles all over the dang kitchen…….
to back up the assertions made in the previous rant, seen below, just look at these stats released by the pershing county sheriff last year after Burning Man 2017. these are the drugs confiscated by cops, listed in descending order……
818 grams of psilocybin mushrooms (about 30 ounces)
23 ounces of pot (more mushrooms than pot? and now you know why blinky lights kick ass in Black Rock City! )
12 ounces of Ecstasy (Molly, MDMA)
almost ONE OUNCE of coke
217 hits of LSD
4 ounces of Ketamine (!)
about a half ounce of METH
and remember, these are figures for a city of 75,000.
gee, where are all the OPIATES? where are all the big bad OXYs…..contin and codone? how about all the JUNK/HORSE/SMACK?
Burning Man is all about ECSTATOGENS. not OPIATES. get a better cover story for hassling burners, feds. put a little time into it next year, ok? cool? because this opiate cover story is BEYOND BALONEY!
so the Bureau of Indian Affairs has sent a formidable squadron of its cops and drug dogs to beautiful downtown Nixon, Nevada. Why? well, the official line was that, you know, since there’s a horrible problem with oxycontin and oxycodone abuse on the reservation, the BIA better show up to help because all these drug-soaked burners will be driving through to prey upon the helpless addicts of the rez, and…….
ok, ok, hold on for a cotton-pickin’ minute. that’s the biggest pile of poop cover story we’ve heard in quite a few moons. Burners looking to sell buckets and buckets of opiates to tribal addicts? PUH-LEEZ! Jesus H. Roosevelt Christ. anybody who has even the slightest clue about anything connected to general reality knows that Burners are to oxycontin what Donald F. Trump is to pole-vaulting. this BIA infestation is some good old-fashioned “hippie hassling,” the likes of which haven’t been seen since rednecks shot Dennis Hopper at the end of Easy Rider about 50 years ago.
And this bullshit is occurring in a state where MARIJUANA IS NOW LEGAL. of course, the reservation is FEDERAL PROPERTY, an island of land where pot is still illegal, surrounded by a state that no longer gives a fuck about the evil weed. But while the BIA is lurking in Wadsworth and Nixon, be aware and take care as you drive along Nv. Highway 447. make sure you follow the posted speed limit. if you’re driving 27 in a 25, you’re gonna get pulled over. also make sure your tail lights and brake lights work. if they don’t, you’re gonna get offed. pure and simple. the cop will approach the driver, and the other cop with the dog will begin circling the car. that’s the reality until the wednesday after Labor Day.