Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Make it an Alice Cooper Night

Rock & Roll's high prince of weirdness, Alice Cooper, has his own syndicated radio show. It's called Nights with Alice Cooper. Check out the website to see if there is a station in your area that carries the show. I've found myself listening to it a few times and it's surprisingly entertaining. It's a classic rock music show that features a higher quality of classic rock than your run-of-the-mill classic rock radio station, IMHO. He works solo, except for when he's interviewing guests. He spends about half of the time between songs talking about the music and maybe an interesting anecdote about the song/musician/etc. that only an industry insider like himself would know. Then he spends the rest of the time making up unlikely stories. For example, when I listened to the show last Wednesday, he played "Couldn't Stand the Weather" by Stevie Ray Vaughn. Before the song he, started talking about Stevie's first television appearance, which was on the public TV show Austin City Limits. Then he made up a story about how his second TV appearance was the time he dressed up as a 70 year old woman and filled in for Angela Landsbury on Murder, She Wrote. If you're the kind of person who enjoys above-average classic rock and absurdist radio humor, you should check out Nights with Alice Cooper.

2 comments:

Sue said...

Hey Alice, I was just listening to your show and heard you say that giraffes sleep only 5 minutes a day. I had a hard time swallowing that so I googled "giraffe sleep" and found they sleep and average of 1.9 hours per day but can go for weeks with out any sleep at all. mostly because they spend the time eating. keep on rock'n , love your show.

Erik said...

Hey Alice, I am in Lahaina, maui. It is 8 pm here and i just run to the nearest internet cafe. i am at livewire cafe now, listening to your show, as always, and i am serious, if you need someone to go to south america for you tour, I am interested (kpoi) ... if you ... are being funny AGAIN !! that s ok!! however if tou are serious i am available at lahaina shores 475 front st. ap 232. 808-661-0322.i have no internet access, if not i would have written you before and mmany times, so let me know asap ... i'd "love it to death" .your ardent listener, erik watson