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What I Like

I like almost all kinds of music, but especially dance (HiNRG, Techno, Ambient) and what's come to be classified as Alternative (though little of it really is anymore.) I listen to alot of internet radio (Radio 1 from London, Zilsteen Radio from Holland, and Music1 from NYC.) In Boston, mostly WFNX, with a smattering of some 93.7 MIKE-FM, WBCN and KISS-108.) Also a big fan of XM Radio, primarily BPM. I even like some (Eeek!) showtunes.

Favorite Artists

Particular artists I really like (in no particular order) include Jane Siberry, The Clash, The Catherine Wheel, Travis, New Order, Laurie Anderson, The The, Kate Bush, U2, Consolidated, Depeche Mode, Grace Jones, Sarah McLachlan, REM, Jimmy Somerville, Portishead, Style Council, The Waterboys, Duran Duran (Yes, and I am proud to admit it!), The Police, Coldplay, Travis, Squeeze, Billy Bragg, David Bowie, Live, Moby, Lloyd Cole (with or without the Commotion), Dusty Springfield (R.I.P.), Aztec Camera, Mark Eitzel, Pet Shop Boys, Orbital, The Jam, Ned's Atomic Dustbin, Future Sound of London, Radiohead and Coldplay.

I also love Billie Holliday, Big Band (Ellington, Goodman, etc) and standards from Cole Porter and Gershwin.

Hit Parade

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Music I'm Into Right Now (updated 20 Nov 08)
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Albums - All New

Singles - All New

Dance - All New
Nothing right now

Hideous Singles of the Moment (Listen at your Own Risk!)
Nothing Right Now

Oldie but Goodie
Nothing right now.

 Desert Island Discs

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List Updated on 10 April 2009 - Click here to see Old DID Lists


When I Was a Boy

Jane Siberry
When I Was a Boy


The Stage Names

Okkervill River
The Stage Names


London Calling

The Clash
London Calling


Final Straw

Snow Patrol
Final Straw



Duran Duran


Billy Bragg
Workers Playtime


Sweeney Todd

Orig. Broadway Cast
Sweeney Todd


An End Has a Start

An End Has a Start


Red, Hot, and Blue

Various Artists
Red, Hot, and Blue


Essential Gershwin

George Gershwin
Essential George Gershwin

Favorite Singles

Among my favorite singles:





The Clash

London Calling

New Order

Bizzare Love Triangle

Catherine Wheel

Black Metallic

King Missle

Detachable Penis

The La's

There She Goes



Jane Siberry

The Walking (and Constantly)

The Jam

A Town Called Malice



Deborah Harry

French Kissing

Roxy Music


The The

Gravitate to Me

Soft Cell

Tainted Love/Where Did Our Love Go?


The Look of Love

The Pogues w/ Kristy McColl

Fairytale of New York

k.d. lang

Trail of Broken Hearts

Jimmy Somerville

Don't Leave Me This Way



Everything but the Girl


Peter Gabriel

A Different Drummer






Born Slippy


Halcyon and On and On

Grace Jones

Pull Up to the Bumper

Kristine W.

One More Try

The Orb

Little Fluffy Clouds

Massive Attack


The Pixies

Monkey Gone to Heaven

Dusty Springfield

Son of a Preacher Man

Husker Du

Love is All Around



Nik Kershaw

Wouldn't it Be Good?

Duke Ellington

Take the A Train

Max Q

Way of the World

In Tua Nua

All I Wanted

B Movie

Nowhere Girl

Style Council

You're the Best Thing

Talk Talk

It's My Life

The Lightning Seeds



Black Coffee in Bed

Billy Bragg

Shirley (Greetings to the New Brunette)

Billy Bragg

Accident Waiting to Happen

Elbow Fugitive Motel

Music Links/Streams/PodcastsNew

Music Links/Streams
  • Sonos - Amazing wireless whole-home music streaming.
  • Pandora - Free streaming stations based on your favorite artists.
  • Music One - Internet dance music station from NYC,
  • Perfect Beat - LA dance music store with excellent webpage, including clips of current tracks.
  • Radio 1 - Pop and Dance Station in London. Replay past shows here.
  • Zeilsteen Radio - Awesome alternative station from Holland.

Favorite Podcasts
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Live Performances

Live shows I've seen in roughly (reverse) chronological order.

f. = featured guests * (pa) = promotional appearance * w/ = opening acts

Garbage, House of Blues, Boston, 3/27/13 * Ash, Great Scott, Boston, 11/21/12 * Maximo Park, Middle East, Cambridge, 9/12/12 * Rufus Wainwright, BOA Pavillion, Boston, 7/29/12 * The Shins, Wang Theatre, Boston, 5/4/12 * The Wombats, Middle East, Cambridge, 4/24/12 * Cape Cod Symphony Orch., Classics: Symphony of Nature), Barnstable Performing Arts Ctr, Barnstable MA, 4/14/12 * Nada Surf, The Paradise, Boston, 4/6/12 * A Silent Film, Brighton Music Hall, Boston 4/3/12 * Boston Pops Holiday Pops, Symphony Hall, Boston, 12/20/11 * City and Colour, House of Blues, Boston, 12/2/11 * Brian Ferry, Strathmore, Bathesda, MD, 10/3/11 * Elbow, House of Blues, Boston, 8/26/11 * Two-Door Cinema Club w/ Bombay Bicycle Club, Royale, Boston, 8/9/11 * Fitz and the Tantrums, Paradise, Boston, 6/28/11 * B52s w/ The Go-Go's, Bank of American Pavillion, Boston, 6/9/11 * Okkervil River w/ Titus Andronicus, Royale, Boston, 6/8/11* Guster, House of Blues, Boston 5/7/11 * The Boxer Rebellion, Brighton Music Hall, Boston, 4/12/11 * Biffy Clyro, TT The Bear's, Cambridge, 2/13/11 * Fran Healy, Cafe 939, Boston, 12/9/10 * Stornoway, TT The Bear's, Cambridge, 12/3/10 * Forence + The Machine, House of Blues, Boston 10/31/10 * Jimmy Eat World, House of Blues, Boston, 10/15/10 * The National, House of Blues, Boston, 6/2/10 * The Futureheads w/ The Wandas, Landsdowne Pub, Boston, 9/28/10 * Arcade Fire, Bank of America Pavillion, Boston, 8/1/10 * Aqualung, Cafe 939, Boston, 5/11/10 * Manchester Orchestra w/ Biffy Clyro, Paradise Rock Club, Boston, 3/30/10 * Muse w/ Silversun Pickups, TD Garden, Boston, 3/6/10 * Editors, House of Blues, Boston, 2/10/10 * The Bravery w/ Airborne Toxic Event, The Gaslight Anthem & Passion Pit (WFNX Best Music Poll Concert), Boston City Hall Plaza, 8/1/09 * Doves, House of Blues, Boston, 6/7/09 * The Shins, Orpheum Theatre, Boston, 5/20/09 * Starsailor, Hard Rock Cafe, Boston, 5/09/09 * Peter, Bjorn & John (PA), Hard Rock Cafe, Boston, 4/28/09 * Travis w/ the Republic Tigers, House of Blues, Boston, 4/26/09 * Razorlight, Middle East, Cambridge, 2/9/09 * Vampire Weekend, Orpheum, Boston, 12/7/08 * Nada Surf, Paradise, Boston, 12/2/08 * Kings of Leon, Orpheum, Boston 11/13/08 *James, Paradise, Boston, 9/14/08 *Flogging Molly w/ The Kooks and Alkaline Trio, BOA Pavillion, Boston, 9/13/08 * The Wombats, TT the Bear's, Cambridge MA, 9/10/08 * The Enemy(UK), Great Scott, Boston 8/3/08 * Dropkick Murphy's w/ Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Lalacheur Park, Lowell MA, 7/10/08 * Editors, Orpheum, Boston, 1/19/08 * Dashboard Confessional, Palladium, Worcester, MA, 111/9/07 * Razorlight, Middle East, Cambridge, 11/7/07 *Travis, BOA Pavillion, Boston 7/12/07 * Bloc Party, The Bravery and Silversun Pickups (Best Music Poll 07), Lansdowne Street, Boston, 6/6/07 * Maxio Park, Paradise, Boston, 7/77/07 * Guster, Opera House, Boston, 4/21/17 * Kaiser Cheifs, Avalon, Boston, 04/09/076 * The Killers w/ Red Romance, Orphem, Boston, 10/26/06 * Pet Shop Boys Snow, Opera House, Boston, 10/13/06 * Snow Patrol w/ Aberdeen City, 9/15/06, Bank of America Pavillion, Boston, MA * Editors, 7/30/06, Paradise, Boston MA * Kate Clinton (Comedy), 2/18/06, Somerville Theatre, Somerville, MA * Boston Gay Men's Chorus (The Glory of Gershwin), 6/12/05, Jordan Hall, Boston MA * American Music Club w/ Will Johnson, 11/7/04, Middle East, Cambridge, MA * Snow Patrol, 9/13/04, Paradise, Boston, MA * The Streets w/ Dizzy Rascal, 6/28/04, Avalon, Boston, MA * Keane w/ Aveo, 6/23/04, Paradise, Boston, MA * Billy Bragg, Steve Earle, Jil Sobule, Lester Chambers, the Nightwatchman (aka Tom Morello), w/ MC Janine Garofolo "Tell Us the Truth" Tour, 11/23/02, Berklee Performance Center, Boston, MA * Jane Siberry "Shooshan: the Palace" Tour, 11/22/03, Sanders Theatre, Cambridge, MA * Peter Gabriel "Growing Up Tour" w/ Blind Boys of Alabama, 11/25/02, FleetCenter, Boston, MA * Coldplay w/ Ash, 9/17/02, FleetBoston Pavillion, Boston, MA* Paul Westerberg, 9/02, Somerville Theatre, Somerville, MA* Elvis Costello and the Imposters, 6/14/02, FleetBoston Pavillion, Boston, MA* Pet Shop Boys, 5/19/02, Orepheum Theater, Boston, MA* Billy Bragg and the Blokes w/ Sarah Harmer, 4/10/02, Somerville Theatre, Somerville, MA* Elbow w/ South, 3/9/02, TT the Bear's Place, Cambridge, MA * Shelby Lynne, 11/19/01, Paradise, Boston, MA * Travis w/ Remy Zero, 10/5/01, Orphem Theatre, Boston, MA* Laurie Anderson, 9/14/01, Sanders Theatre (Harvard), Boston, MA * Radiohead w/ The Beta Band, 8/14/01, Suffolk Downs, Boston, MA * Paul Weller, 7/26/01, Berklee Performace Center, Boston, MA * The B52s w/ Abigail, 6/24/01, SF Pride, San Francisco, CA * Lloyd Cole & The Negatives w/ Jill Sobule, 6/13/01, The Middle East, Cambridge, MA * Billy Bragg & The Blokes w/ Kevin So, 10/10/00, The Somerville Theatre, Somverville, MA * The The, 9/15/00, Axis, Boston * Catherine Wheel w the Sheila Devine ('FNX New Music Series) , 7/13/00, Hatch Shell / Boston * Amy Mann & Michael Penn (Musical Vaudville Tour), Berkeley Perf. Center / Boston * Travis w/ The Sheila Divine, 5/16/00, Berklee Perf. Center, Boston * The The, 4/28/00, Avalon, Boston * Oasis, 5/27/00, Paradise Theatre, Boston* Catherine Wheel, 4/10/00, Karma, Boston * Squeeze, 10/20/99, Avalon, Boston * Robbie Williams, 10/12/99, Avalon, Boston * Underworld, 10/6/99, Avalon, Boston * Lamb, 9/25/99, Axis, Boston * Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, 9/24/99, FleetCenter, Boston * Kristine W. (pa), 6/14/98, Chaps, Boston Everclear w/ Catherine Wheel & Ben Folds Five, 12/3/97, Avalon, Boston * Catherine Wheel w/ Geneva, 9/16/97, Avalon, Boston Gus Gus w/ Lamb - 9/97, Axis, Boston * U2 (PopMart Tour) - 7/2/97,Foxboro Stadium - Foxboro, MA * The Catherine Wheel - 5/15/97, Avalon - Boston w/ The Bloodhound Gang , Nerf Herder * James (PA), 97, HMV Records, Cambridge * Extra Fancy, 96, TT The Bear's, Cambridge * Elvis Costello & the Attractions (Useless Beauty Tour), 8/14/96, Harbor Lights, Boston * Kristine W (PA) - 96, Pridefest, Boston * Deborah Harry, 96, AIDS Ride Kickoff, Boston * Everclear, 96, Avalon, Boston * Tori Amos (Dew Drop Inn Tour), 5/22/96, Wang Center, Boston * Electrafiction - 11/25/95, Axis - Boston w/ Echobelly * k.d. lang, 95, Wang Center, Boston * Crystal Waters (PA), June 1997, Pridefest, Boston w/ Sound Factory * Moby (See the Light Tour), 11/2/94, Paradise, Boston w/ Orbital & Aphex Twin * Jane Siberry (It's Not a Concert Concert Tour), 11/15/93, Charles Playhouse, Boston * The The, 93, Avalon, Boston * Depeche Mode, 93, Great Woods, Mansfield w/ Nitzerebb * Brian Ferry, 93, Great Woods, Mansfield w/ O Positive * Ru Paul (PA), June 93, Pridefest, Boston * Ten Thousand Maniacs, 93, Great Woods, Mansfield w/ f. Michael Stipe * INXS, 92, Great Woods, Mansfied * - Ziggy Marley B52s , 91, Avalon, Boston * Laurie Anderson, 91, Opera House, Boston * The The, 2/4/90, Citi, Bosotn * Bronski Beat (post-Jimmy) (PA), 90, Hub Club, Boston * The Weather Girls (PA), 90, Hub Club, Boston * Duran Duran, 3/12/89, Tower Theatre, Philadelphia * Duran Duran, 89, Centrum, Philadelphia * Book of Love, 2/23/89, Axis, Boston * INXS, 8/10/88, Great Woods, Mansfield MA * Brian Ferry, 8/6/88, Great Woods, Mansfield MA * Jane Siberry, 5/6/88, Paradise, Boston * Luther "Guitar Jr." Johnson, 86 * Duran Duran, 86, SPAC, Saratoga, NY w/ Erasure * The Hooters, 85, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY * Duran Duran (Seven and the Ragged Tiger Tour), 84, Syracuse, NY * Huey Lewis and the News, 84, Ithaca College, Ithaca NY

Most seen: Catherine Wheel (5); The The, Travis, Duran Duran (4 each); Editors, Jane Siberry, Billy Bragg (3 each)