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 really good.

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. It makes me miss living in LA and saying the word Chicano. 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.