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It's 1985, Good Morning
28 minutes | Dec 30, 2019
The Last First Anniversary Episode
Cory Frye reflects on one full year of "It's 1985, Good Morning," and he ain't even mad. MUSIC (Anchor Only): Madlib, "The Come Up (The Comedown)"; Gary Numan, "Cars": Fireparty, "Engine."
23 minutes | Nov 11, 2019
Thoughts on "The Shining" and Beyond (Midnight, a Hedgemaze and You)
Cory Frye discusses "The Shining," "Doctor Sleep," carpet and the Tony Martin Black Sabbath (not exactly in that order). FEATURED MUSIC (ANCHOR ONLY): Black Sabbath, "The Shining"; Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, "Utrenja Part II: 'The Resurrection of Christ'"; Shelley Duvall, "He Needs Me"; The Power Station, "Some Like It Hot (7" Mix)"; The Newton Brothers, "The Shining"; and Al Bowlly, "Midnight, the Stars and You."
26 minutes | Nov 3, 2019
Last Night at 46
The host gets righteously blitzed and riffs on aging. In his liquid state, he shamelessly warbles portions of Cat Stevens' "Oh, Very Young" and "Morning Has Broken," as well as Pink Floyd's "Wot's ... uh, the Deal," "Summer '68," "Time," "Shine on, You Crazy Diamond," and "Wish You Were Here." SONGS INCLUDED (ANCHOR ONLY): David Glmour, "Where We Start"; Peter, Paul & Mary, "Day Is Done"; and Sophie Tucker, "Life Begins at Forty."
22 minutes | Apr 29, 2019
Not All Heroes Wear Canapes
Cory Frye discusses his two-month sabbatical and reviews some movie. MUSIC (Anchor Only): Gangstagrass, "Long Hard Times to Come" Angelo Badalamenti, "'Twin Peaks' Theme" ELSEWHERE: Purple Planet Music, "Get Happy" (Music: https://www.purple-planet.com) ("New View Makeover") MUSIC: "The Gatekeeper" by Shane Ivers -- https://www.silvermansound.com (Movie review)
79 minutes | Apr 23, 2019
An Elegy for Friends, in This and Any World
Wrestling with words of loss while at a loss for words. MUSIC (Anchor only): Withered Hand, "California" Ritchie Valens, "Fast Freight" Radiohead, "Everything in Its Right Place" Led Zeppelin, "Going to California" Brian Wilson & Van Dyke Parks, "Lullaby" Love, "You Set the Scene" Elvis Costello & the Attractions, "All This Useless Beauty" Cory Frye sings portions of "Crying, Waiting, Hoping," "Goodnight My Love," "Bluebirds Over the Mountain," "Someday, Someway," and "Go to Rhino Records (on Westwood Boulevard)." You've been warned.
14 minutes | Mar 4, 2019
That 1987 Show (Waiting for Sammy)
From the KFRY Archives: Cory Frye, 14, acknowledges Day 100 of No Surprise Phone Call from Sammy Hagar. (Original airdate: Oct. 12, 1987) MUSIC (Anchor Only): Madlib, "Comeup (The Comedown)" Sammy Hagar, "Give to Live" Van Halen, "Love Walks In" Sammy Hagar, "There's Only One Way to Rock" Cory Frye performs portions of "There's Only One Way to Rock," "Fast Times at Ridgemont High," and "Love Walks In."
25 minutes | Feb 12, 2019
O, My Name Is Oscar
You know those stories about the older kid on the bus who introduced younger kids to different styles of music? Cory Frye has found him. FULL SONG: PanuMoon, "Famous Last Words" MUSIC (Anchor Only): The Rolling Stones, "The Under Assistant West Coast Promotion Man" Terry Riley, "Poppy Nogood and the Phantom Band" Eddie Cochran, "Somethin' Else" Hoyt Axton, "On the Natural"
41 minutes | Feb 5, 2019
Me and the Lord, We've Got an Understanding
Remembering Albanian oak John Belushi. Also: a look at "Can You Ever Forgive Me?" Wait. Reverse that. Portions of this podcast were recorded on location. MUSIC/AUDIO (Anchor only): Stereophonics, "Mr. Writer" John Belushi, "Stage Announcements (3)" (National Lampoon's "Lemmings") The Blues Brothers, "Soul Man (Live)" John Belushi, "Weatherman" ("Saturday Night Live") The Blues Brothers, "She Caught the Katy" Grateful Dead, "West L.A. Fadeaway"
16 minutes | Jan 27, 2019
That '80s Show
Take a tubular trip back to a most radical time! MUSIC (Anchor only): Vangelis, "Jerusalem" Consolidated, "College Radio" Murray Head, "One Night in Bangkok" David Lanz, "A Whiter Shade of Pale" FULL SONG: Lee Rosevere, "Let's Start at the Beginning" (http://happypuppyrecords.ca)
18 minutes | Jan 21, 2019
The Town That Slowly Opened Its Eyes
Cory Frye stumbles into a local moment downtown. His scattered report follows. AUDIO (Anchor Only): Aretha Franklin with the Eurythmics, "Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves" Peter, Paul & Mary, "If I Had a Hammer"
16 minutes | Jan 12, 2019
A Journalist Spends the Night in with an Inxploitation Classic
Cory Frye watches television and sees a trailer for the ultimate journalism movie. AUDIO: Natural field recordings, downtown Albany, OR (Jan. 10-11, 2019) "Don't you call me a demimonde," from "The Pay-Off" (RKO, 1930, directed by Lowell Sherman; public domain) Flipping channels Donald Trump press conference (Jan. 9, 2019) MUSIC (Anchor only): Ben Taylor (vocals; track credited to Rudy Ray Moore), "Dolemite (Film Version)" The Four Tops, "Are You Man Enough?" The Chi-Lites, "(For God's Sake) Give More Power to the People" The Impressions, "Three the Hard Way (Chase and Theme)" Curtis Mayfield, "Do Do Wap Is Strong in Here" William DeVaughn, "Be Thankful for What You Got" James Brown, "Down and Out in New York City" Cory Frye performs portions of "Be Thankful for What You Got" and Willie Hutch's "Have You Ever Asked Yourself Why (All About the Money Game)." FULL SONG: Snake Oil Salesmen, "Beat Poets," from "Snake Oil Salesmen" (2012). Website: http://snakeoilsalesmen.bandcamp.com.
19 minutes | Jan 7, 2019
Oh! Gee, Oh! Gosh, Oh! Golly (My Copyright Protection's Expired)
Cory Frye visits new plunderables we can legally steal from 1923, focusing on one song in particular and the pair of comic geniuses who wrote it. They later starred in the most insane comedy of all time. MUSIC (Anchor only): Moby, "Honey" "Oh! Gee, Oh! Gosh, Oh! Golly I'm in Love" as performed by Eddie Cantor The Garber-Davis Orchestra Chris Carlisle AUDIO: "Hellzapoppin'" (1941, Universal Pictures)
14 minutes | Jan 1, 2019
Welcome to 2019 (and 1989)
A reflection on resolutions, plus a look back at the Beastie Boys' "Paul's Boutique." MUSIC (Anchor only): Lambchop, "Grumpus" The Beastie Boys: "Car Thief" "Transit Cop" "Fight for Your Right" "B-Boy Bouillabaisse: A Year and a Day" "B-Boy Bouillabaisse: A.W.O.L."
9 minutes | Dec 27, 2018
The Lost Mini Epi-Tween
Late night inspiration strikes. For better or worse, the host succumbs. MUSIC (Anchor only): Information Society, "A Knife and a Fork / R.I.P." Negativland, "The Perfect Cut (White Rabbit and a Dog Named Gidget)"
20 minutes | Dec 24, 2018
The First Christmas Episode
Cory Frye tells an old family story about a snowball's chance in Kansas.
88 minutes | Dec 18, 2018
Love at First Sting (or, A Thousand Rainy Days Since We First Met)
Cory Frye and Les Gehrett discuss The Police on the occasion of an all-encompassing 6-LP boxed set.
14 minutes | Dec 10, 2018
The Confessional Mid-Sode Epi-Tween
Betwixt the birth and the sophomore slump lies ... the Confessional Mission Statement.
15 minutes | Dec 2, 2018
Night on Podcast Mountain
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