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Music, West Coast Sound Fanatics! A Mix Tape in the Spirit of October

Fanatics! A Mix Tape in the Spirit of October

RADIO BROADCAST #291 10–26–14 Fanatic! Hello from raining Antwerp, Belgium. I have some film work out here for the next few days. I have to be on set soon so this might be a bit brief This is our last show for October. We are working away on our November...…
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Music, West Coast Sound Henry Rollins: Not Keeping It Real

Henry Rollins: Not Keeping It Real

It’s 0607 hrs, which wouldn’t be so bad if I weren’t in Washington, D.C., having just arrived from Los Angeles yesterday afternoon. I am operating on about three hours of sleep. I’m sitting in the Starbucks at 1810 Wisconsin Ave., just blocks from the hotel where I am staying. This...…
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Music, West Coast Sound Fanatics! So Much Greatness, I Can't Pick My Favorite Tracks

Fanatics! So Much Greatness, I Can't Pick My Favorite Tracks

RADIO BROADCAST #29010–19–14 Fanatic! we are so excited to bring you this show. A few weeks ago, I took out a stack of singles and flipped them to digital so we could get them onto the show. I thought it would be great to have a show with a lot...…
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Music, West Coast Sound Henry Rollins: Musical Elitism Is For Lightweights

Henry Rollins: Musical Elitism Is For Lightweights

A few days ago, I spent an afternoon with Lemmy. For the few who might not know that name, Lemmy is the bass player, vocalist and founding member of a band called Motörhead. The man has waged war on people’s hearing for decades. Not only does Lemmy keep Motörhead alive and...…
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Music, West Coast Sound Fanatics! Happy Birthday to Dave Vanian

Fanatics! Happy Birthday to Dave Vanian

RADIO BROADCAST #289 10–12–14 Fanatic! Tonight, we say happy birthday to one Dave Vanian. What a great excuse to listen to a lot of Damned music in October! That is what we’ll be doing in our first hour. In our second, we will mix it up a bit. I was...…
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Music, West Coast Sound Henry Rollins: My Breakout From My Own Private Alcatraz

Henry Rollins: My Breakout From My Own Private Alcatraz

For many years, October has been my favorite month. I can’t remember when it started, but I know I was young and living in Washington, D.C. October was a great combination of early sunset, dropping temperature and nights saturated in poignancy. Music sounded better; emotional swings were more meaningful. I...…
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Music, West Coast Sound Fanatics! October Is My Binge Month For Music

Fanatics! October Is My Binge Month For Music

RADIO BROADCAST #288 10–05–14 Fanatic! Welcome to our first play list of the great month of October. Three days ago, I finished all the October shows and have been listening to them and I think you will like them. We a great show for you tonight as you can see...…
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Music, West Coast Sound Henry Rollins: The ISIS Quagmire

Henry Rollins: The ISIS Quagmire

As I write this, American forces have just conducted airstrikes in Syria. Syria is a sovereign nation that has never struck at America. The country’s president, Bashar Assad, is backed by Vladimir Putin’s government. Assad and Putin will have to address this action. The attack was aimed at ISIS targets,...…
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Music, West Coast Sound Fanatics! The Records I've Been Really Digging Lately

Fanatics! The Records I've Been Really Digging Lately

RADIO BROADCAST #28709–28–14 Fanatic! I do believe we have hit a perfect balance on this particular show. I keep listening to it and I keep digging it. For the last two nights, I have been taking a bunch of vinyl singles and burning them onto CDR. There are so many...…
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Music, West Coast Sound Henry Rollins Meets Pussy Riot

Henry Rollins Meets Pussy Riot

The last few days have been somewhat blurred and quite good. I am in Antwerp, Belgium, by way of Los Angeles and Chicago. After nine hours on the ground, I am emerging from the coma of jet lag. What brought me here? As much as anything else, a total lack...…
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Music, West Coast Sound Fanatics! Listen To This Show At Least Twice (Three Times Would Be Better)

Fanatics! Listen To This Show At Least Twice (Three Times Would Be Better)

RADIO BROADCAST #28609–21–14 Fanatic! Just back from a few sleepless days in Belgium, working on a film. Staggered back into the office not two hours ago. Before that, I was in Chicago for Riot Fest and met Nadya and Masha from Pussy Riot. I was so happy to be able...…
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Music, West Coast Sound Henry Rollins: Public Space and Private Property

Henry Rollins: Public Space and Private Property

For the last few days, I have been driving a pal visiting from the United Kingdom to and from the Cinefamily theater on Fairfax for a film festival. Near Melrose is a massive billboard advertising the next season of Sons of Anarchy. I noticed that an artist (or artists) filled...…
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Music, West Coast Sound Fanatics! When You Listen, That's When it Gets Good

Fanatics! When You Listen, That's When it Gets Good

RADIO BROADCAST #285 09–14–14 Fanatics! As you hear the show Sunday, I will be in Belgium, working on a film. Not for long, I will be back in a few days. I was very busy over the last several months, working on 10 Things You Don’t Know About for the...…
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Music, West Coast Sound Henry Rollins: Why Joan Rivers Was a Champion

Henry Rollins: Why Joan Rivers Was a Champion

In 2010 I saw the Joan Rivers documentary, A Piece of Work. I was curious to learn what made her tick. I always admired her comedic posture, like a journeyman boxer who takes and delivers gut punches night after night. She never seemed to take it for granted and always...…
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Music, West Coast Sound Fanatics! Your Soundtrack to September

Fanatics! Your Soundtrack to September

RADIO BROADCAST #28409–07–14 Fanatic! Another great night of music awaits you. Here we are, walking into September. It’s still very warm in a lot of places, so for many, it’s the inner autumn. I am in Los Angeles at the moment and it’s plenty warm. As you can see, we...…
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Music, West Coast Sound Henry Rollins: Existing in the Moment

Henry Rollins: Existing in the Moment

I am still on the road, working on 10 Things You Don’t Know About for H2. We’re more than 140 days in, and a little more than half of those have been actual shoot days. The rest have been devoted to travel, voice-over, studio work and days off. It is a...…
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Music, West Coast Sound Fanatics! Music to Unofficially Start Your Autumn

Fanatics! Music to Unofficially Start Your Autumn

RADIO BROADCAST #28308–31–14 Fanatics! I know that Autumn doesn’t officially start until the 22nd of next month and it could very well be that I still have a Pavlovian response to the end of the Labor Day and school starting but for me, the start of September is the end...…
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Music, West Coast Sound Henry Rollins: American Bigotry Is Alive in Ferguson

Henry Rollins: American Bigotry Is Alive in Ferguson

While most of America gets on with its business, Ferguson, Missouri, burns in archaic flames of exasperating, unresolved anger, for all to see. Once again, the world watches America roil in the mortifying echo of Jim Crow law brutality. Meanwhile, U.S. firepower explodes bodies of ISIS militia thousands of miles...…
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Music, West Coast Sound Henry Rollins: More Thoughts on Suicide

Henry Rollins: More Thoughts on Suicide

As you might imagine, I got a few letters about my recent column about suicide. Actually, it was a lot of letters. For days. I read them. No matter how angry or instructive, I appreciate them all because they were written with complete sincerity, even if some had only two...…
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Music, West Coast Sound Fanatics! Ty Segall and J Mascis: We Are Going to Let it Rip

Fanatics! Ty Segall and J Mascis: We Are Going to Let it Rip

RADIO BROADCAST #28208–24–14 Fanatics! We are so happy to be able to bring this show to you. We got the green light to rock some of the new Ty Segall album Manipulator a few days before it comes out on the 26th. Same thing with the new J Mascis album,...…
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