999 - Homicide

I believe in 999 and that's the truth of it.

Blondie - Long Time 

Wow, great song! I would think this would be number one on the charts, but I don't really listen to the radio, so I don't know. The whole album Pollinator is fantastic.

The Waterboys - The Whole Of The Moon

This might be a perfect song.

Paul Weller - Long Long Road

I have been painting in the studio to Weller’s new album for the last week or so and loving it. Another Classic.

The Mekons - Millionaire

I thought this song was Blondie at first. Sally Timms has a great voice. To learn more about The Mekons check out this documentary.

Stiff Little Fingers - Tin Soldiers

One of my all-time favorite bands. Oh, and crank it!!

Rezillos - Flying Saucer Attack

Ha.. This song and the Rezillos performance makes me dance and smile "until it's over".

Officer Roseland - Emilio Estevez

Over the years Officer Roseland have generously allowed me to use their songs in my cartoons (1 2 3). Great people, great band, great song. Subscribe to Code 3 Records on YouTube for the latest 911 from these fine officers.

EL VY - No Time To Crank The Sun

Love the whole 2015 album 'Retun To the Moon' which you can listent to / watch on the El VY web site. I also really like EL VY's Tiny Desk apperance.

The Selecter - On My Radio

Still love skanking around to The Selecter after all these years.

Better than coffee on a Monday morning.

Natalia Lafourcade - "Nunca Es Suficiente" on KCRW

What a voice... Her whole album 'Hasta la Raíz' is tan bueno!!

Pig Bag - Sunny Day (12" Version)

Perfect song for the first day of summer or anyday really.

Secret Affair - Time For Action

I don't know much about Secret Affair except that this song is great, and they are still touring.

The Untouchables - Free Yourself

Still love these Modsters after all these years. Makes you want to by a cool suit and Vespa doesn't it?

Chicano Batman - Friendship (Is A Small Boat In A Storm)

This is a really cool song by a very cool band. Oh, and check out Chicano Batman's NPR Tiny Desk appearance. One of the best ever. Hasta luego Vatos.

X Ray Spex - Germ Free Adolescence

"Scrub away, Scrub away, Scrub away the S.R. way". Hard to believe Poly Styrene is only 21 in this video from Top of the Pops - 1978. Sadly, Ms. Styrene died in 2011. Her daughter is making a Documentary about Poly’s life that I look forward to seeing.


Oh man, this is so good. The Modernettes have been around since the 80’s but I just recently heard of these pop monsters myself. Thanks to YouTube, ‘Barbra’ can now be my song of the summer for 2017.

The Lemon Twigs - As Long As We're Together

I saw these guys on a recent episode of Amoeba Music's, 'What's In My Bag?' and was blown away. Who are these Lemon Twigs, and how did they get to be so groovy?!

The Bureau - Only For Sheep

My go to song when the politics of the day have got me down. (Sigh) Yep, I have been watching this video a lot lately.

Kleenex - Nice

I can watch guitarist (Marlene Marder R.I.P.) rock out forever. So good.