Show notes, June 2, 2012

Remember, if it’s news to you, it’s news to the Channel 9 Investigators:

New this week:

  • “Baby Oil and Iodine” from Shake-A-Baby by Neverever
  • “Sham Time” from Love, Peace, and Soul by the Don Byron New Gospel Quintet
  • “All I Want is You” from Freudian Slip by Nous Non Plus
  • “Stand Up” from Handmade by Hindi Zahra
  • “I’m Shaking” from Blunderbuss by Jack White
  • The Theme from “Andhera” by Sonik Omi from Bollywood Bloodbath
  • “You Make Me Happy” from No Play No Work by Chris Joss

Jay’s Pick to Click:

“Blunderbuss” by Jack White

Show notes, Feb. 25, 2012

Remember, the Coolidge Radio Journal is a production of the Coolidge Institute for Public Opinion Research, a non-profit, non-partisan, completely unbiased think-tank that generates free-market ideas for electing Republicans to office.

New music heard recently on Radio 9:

  • Q Morrow: “Who Am I?” from the album “All Around Dude”
  • The Black Keys: “Lonely Boy” from the album “El Camino”
  • Frank Macchia: “Funky Grease Bucket” from the album “Swamp Thang”
  • Bill Frisell: “Revolution” from the album “All We Are Saying…”
  • Jeff Gauthier Goatette: “Joy of a Toy” from the album “Open Source”
  • Charlie Haden and Hank Jones: “Down By The Riverside” from the album “Come Sunday”
  • Tito Carrillo: “Truth Seeker” from the album “Opening Statement”
  • Imported Goodz: “You Make Me Smile” from the album “Ready. Set. Go!”
  • Jonathan Coulton: “Nemeses” from the album “Artificial Heart”

Jay’s Pick to Click: “All We Are Saying…” by Bill Frisell

Jay's Pick to Click: "All We Are Saying ..."

Underwriting needed for WRCT

You may have heard the announcement, “Send your generous cash donation to Jay Thurber, care of WRCT, Pittsburgh.” That’s a joke recorded by a friend of the show, former WQED-TV announcer Glenn Tryon, who also does many of the other announcements you hear during the show.

BUT: All seriousness aside, Radio 9 lost its only underwriter recently. WRCT doesn’t have pledge drives, but it does need financial support.

If you or your business would like to get your message announced during Radio 9 (or another WRCT show), please contact me, or email Eden Weingart directly at

Underwriting on WRCT is very affordable and it does reach an audience that otherwise doesn’t hear commercial messages. It’s a great opportunity for:

  • small start-up companies,
  • home-based businesses,
  • stores,
  • restaurants,
  • unions,
  • school groups,
  • churches,
  • and other organizations that need promotion, but can’t afford a lot of advertising.

For instance: Are you doing income tax preparation right now? If you underwrite on WRCT, we’ll announce your name and contact information.

Is your church or fire department having a lenten fish fry? In exchange for a small donation (and maybe some fish sammiches!), WRCT can make sure to announce that as well.

Anyway: Thanks for supporting WRCT!

Show notes: Feb. 4, 2012

It’s new! It’s nifty! It’s from the Neville Island Toy Co.!

It’s “Reassessment: A Game The Whole County Can Play“!

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New music this week:

  • The Black Keys – “Money Maker” from El Camino
  • Tito Carrillo – “Blaise on Fire” from Opening Statement
  • Frank Macchia – “Funky Grease Bucket” from Swamp Thang
  • Bill Frisell – “Come Together” from All We Are Saying …
  • Greg Rekus – “The High Cost of Low Prices” from The Dude Abides
  • 11 Acorn Lane – “Happy As Can Be” from Swing Thing
  • Ilhan Ersahin’s Istanbul Sessions – “Etnik” from Night Rider

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Jay’s Pick to Click

Frank Macchia’s Swamp Thang

The lyrics to “You’re a Mean One, Jeffrey Romoff”

As heard on WRCT’s “Radio 9”: You’re a Mean One, Jeffrey Romoff (download MP3)

New lyrics copyright © 2011 Jay Thurber. A parody sung to the tune of “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch,” lyrics by Theodor “Dr. Seuss” Geisel and music by Albert Hague, © 1966 Dr. Seuss Enterprises LP, all rights reserved. (Song parodies are protected speech under the case Irving Berlin et al. v. E.C. Publications, Inc.)

You’re a mean one, Jeffrey Romoff:
And your soul is full of dross!
You’re a bully to your patients, to your nurses and your docs,
Mr. Romoff —
Why you’ve even made us feel sorry (almost) for Blue Cross!

You’re a tyrant, Jeffrey Romoff:
You’re a greedy, grabbing thug!
You brook no competition, and you crush it like a bug,
Mr. Romoff —
I would have to say, in my considered opinion, that you are about as attractive as a diarrhetic stinkbug!

You’re a scoundrel, Jeffrey Romoff:
You’ve put Pittsburghers in hock!
You built fancy new pavilions in Italy and Monroeville,
Mr. Romoff —
And then you went ahead, turned around and gave the finger to the poor, working-class slobs on the South Side and Braddock!

You’re annoying, Jeffrey Romoff;
You’re a cruel, conniving clown!
You’ve bought off the politicians, like you bought up Oakland-town,
Mr. Romoff —
Why, I find it very disappointing that you were able to corrupt Patrice King Brown!

You’re a tycoon, Jeffrey Romoff;
Who gets rich off others’ sweat!
Your collusion and coercion are putting us in debt,
Mr. Romoff —
And if you succeed in finally driving West Penn Allegheny out of business, my fear is that rather than having a primary care physician, all I will be able to afford instead of a checkup is a flea dip and a de-worming and maybe getting my toenails trimmed at the local vet!

You’re a monster, Jeffrey Romoff;
With a monstrous monopoly!
We need a man like Teddy Roosevelt to bust it down to size,
Mr. Romoff —
I would say the four letters that best describe the 99 percent being crushed by the 1 percent of corporate greed in Pittsburgh are U – P – M – C!

Jan. 7, 2012: Classy as Gary Busey!

Luckily, we don’t have any advertisers to offend:
Southland Cadillac, Century III (MP3)

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Playlist available at the WRCT website. New this week:

  • “Bedroom Eyes” by Dum Dum Girls from “Only In Dreams”
  • “Heroes and Villains” by The Beach Boys from “The SMiLE Sessions”
  • “Floats and Balloons” by 11 Acorn Lane from “Happy Holy Days”
  • “Let it All Hang Out” by 11 Acorn Lane from “Swing Thing”
  • “Jackie Blue” by AM & Shawn Lee from “Celestial Electric”
  • “Blaise on Fire” by Tito Carrillo from “Opening Statement”

. . .

Jay’s Pick to Click: 

Bo Diddley is a Gunslinger
Jay's Pick to Click

Show notes, Dec. 24, 2011

Thus ends my chances to become the new spokesman for a certain large Pittsburgh hospital system: You’re a Mean One, Mr. Romoff

New music this week:

  • “Smart” by Girl in a Coma from “Exits & All the Rest”
  • “Winter Sun” by AM & Shawn Lee from “Celestial Electric”
  • “Caught in One” by Dum Dum Girls from “Only In Dreams”
  • “Black Sea” by Ilhan Ersahin’s Istanbul Sessions from “Night Rider”
  • “Happy as Can Be” by 11 Acorn Lane from “Swing Thing”
  • “Heroes and Villains” by The Beach Boys from “The SMiLE Sessions”
  • “Cat Skillz” by Beats Antique from “Elektrafone”

Jay’s Pick to Click: