The Hound On Rex’s Fool’s Paradsie

So I finally went back to WFMU to visit. Actually, I pre-taped my interview w/Rex Doane at the new WNYC studio (a two minute bike ride from my house), and Rex ran it last Saturday, Aug. 9th @ 2 PM. You can hear it from the WFMU Archives here:
It was fun, in addition to the interview Rex ran some old clips of me and Hank Ballard (Hank audibly snorting coke into the mike), and Nick Tosches, as well as some old theme sets including the beloved Poultry Section of the show. Also appearing that day was Danny Fields who was hilarious. Rex told me that Dave the Spazz had gotten a death threat about Danny via e-mail b Terry who interviewed Danny didn’t seem to know anything about it.
I also caught the Stooges Friday night, they played a very loose and sloppy set (on rented gear, the stuff was stolen in Montreal last Wed.). They were still great, they even did a few James Williamson era tunes: Search & Destroy and I Got A Right. I never thought I’d hear Ron Asheton play those tunes but I guess they were in the Stooges set back in ’71 when Ron and Williamson were sharing lead guitar duties. Even on an off night, the Stooges are the best rock’n’roll band out there and they always give it their all. God Bless the Stooges!
I added Eric Asimov’s 1991 NY Times Arts section profile on yours truly to the site. I hope to be able to add some tunes for you all soon as I figure out how to post ’em. In the meantime you can download single tunes, sets, or whole shows from It’s even cross referenced by artists, there’s also around a dozen podcasts complete with recently added commentary from me.
Rex kept referring to my appearence as “The Hound Rides Again” but under what circumstance would a Hound ride? Unless you put your dog in the bed of your pickup truck. Maybe he should’ve called it the Hound Woofs Again.

Will I Ever Get It RIght?

Both the below posts are wrong as it turns out, Rex Doane’s show w/my interview is running today (8-9-08) @ 1 -3 PM, followed up by our old pal, the legendary Danny Fields who’ll be on from 3-6 PM (my old “hangover” slot).

To change the subject a bit, Iggy & The Stooges were a bit off last night but still much better than any other band out there claiming to be R&R. Best suprises were two James Williamson era tunes- Search & Destroy and I Got A Right. I’ve seen ’em three times previously since their reunionin 2004 (and once in ’74) and they hadn’t been doing any of Williamson’s tunes, just the first two LP’s and the new one (The Weirdness). Am I the only one who likes the newer tunes “Electric Chair” and “My Idea Of Fun”? They’ve become staples of the Stooges live set and I always walk away with them stuck in my head. Keep in mind nobody liked their first three LP’s until twenty years after the fact. I think time will be kind to the Weirdness.

Corrections/ WFMU Great DJ’s Weekend

Pardon all the typos in the above post, and the mistakes. Anyway, I pre-taped the interview w/Rex Doane for WFMU’s salute to me which is part of their 50th Anniversary /Radio Greats weekend. It runs Saturday, Aug. 9th @ 2 -4 PM (91.1 FM in the NYC area, and streaming on He’s running some old show clips also including one of my favorites with Nitro Nick Tosches as guest.  There’s tons of old Hound airchecks @ you can check out for yourself as well as podcasts of the same. More coming as webmiester Brian Redman’s plan is to eventually post every show in which a tape can be found. That’s a lot of shows as I was on from 1985-1997. As far as doing new podcasts I’m still thinking about it. I’m hoping to be able to get this page more together and even post some tunes here so keep an eye on this site.

WFMU Salute the Hound 1983-1997

On Aug. 8 on Rex Doane’s show (not sure of the time, check the schedule on www. WFMU.Org) Rex will be doing some sort of triubute to Jim “The  Hound” Marshall who ( who did the hangover slot (Sat. 3-6 PM) for years (tons of airchecks here: I’m going to pre-tape an interview w/Rex and I think he’s going to run some old airchecks. It’s been eleven years since my last show but it seems like more and more people ask me when I’m coming back. I’ve been thinking about doing a podcast (although there’s  podcasts available at the aforementioned aircheck despository). I mean is there an audience for a Hound podcast? Does anyone listen to those things? I’ve downloaded my own shows but still haven’t listened to them. I think the nature of the Ipod itself lends it to me usually set at shuffle. No everyone is their own WFMU. I’m no different, at last check I had about 14,000 tunes on mine. I doubt I have a long enough life span to listen to them all but the shuffle setting does lend itself to reminding you of great tunes I’d never might never have pulled of the shelves and onto the turntable. Two that really killed me this week that popped up at random are Al Ferrier’s “I’m The Man” (Excello),  the flip side of “Hey Baby” it’s the ultimate rockabilly swagger. About a quarter of the greatest rockabilly records ever made are guys tellin’ the world  how cool they are. The other song that stopped me dead in my tracks was Percy Mayfield’s “The Voice Within” (Specialty). Talk about forlorn.

It lead me back to Percy Mayfield’s original version of “Stranger In My Own Hometown” (which Elvis cut in a killer version w/Eddie Hinton on electric sitar back in ’68). I’ve lived in New York City for 31 years and lately I don’t recognize the place. Or the people. Are these badly dressed squares (so, but there’s no other word for ’em) really New Yorkers? Smock tops have made even girl watching painful here this summer. That’s all I have to say today.
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