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After many years with Libsyn, I have decided to self-host my podcast.

The old episodes are currently being relocated, and new material will hopefully be available soon, after a long three year hiatus from podcasting.

You will find the new home at:

redirect has been set up for those of you published via iTunes and/or the RSS feed, but be sure to bookmark the new page, just in case that doesn't go smoothly.

Thank you for listening!!

Category:general -- posted at: 4:16 AM

not sure whats on it. just here to redownload

1) Popcorn by Hot Butter 0:00

2) Now or Never by the cast of "High School Musical 3" 2:30

3) I Like to Move It by Sacha Baron Cohen (Madagascar 2) 6:39

4) James Bond Theme by Moby (James Bind: Quantum of Solace)10:28

5) Little Less Conversation by Elvis vs. Junkie XL (Bolt) 13:49

6) You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch by Thurl Ravenscroft (Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas)16:54

7) Ride of the Valkyries composed by Robert Wagner, performed by The Philadelphia Orchestra 

Direct download: 01_Rialto_-_The_Diva_DJ_Ishtar.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 5:05 PM

Alrighty, for those of you that don't read the MySpace page, it's been a crazy december here, and though I did try to get up a Christmas episode, I was doomed from the start because everytime I tried to upload new songs, my computer would be all pesky and give me error messages, so I took the month off instead. But it's a new year, so no more being lazy! And with the new year comes lots of songs about other "New" things, so hope you all had happy holidays and enjoy!

REMINDER: Before e-mailing me regarding questions, problems, requests, please read the F.A.Q!


1) No New Tale to Tell by Love and Rockets 0:00

2) Brand New Key by Rasputina 3:25

3) Say Something New by The Concretes 5:31

4) New Position by Prince and the Revolution 9:07

5) New Eden by Tear Garden 11:24

6) No New World by Coil 15:30

7) A New Song by Pizzicato Five 18:56

8) Amazing New Product by Lionrock 23:14

9) New Life by Severed Heads 29:15

10) New World Order [Crusader Mix] by Hate Dept. 33:13

11) Brand New, You're Retro by Tricky 38:21

12) New Song by Howard Jones 41:14

13) New Sensation by INXS 45:17

14) Brand New Lover by Dead or Alive 48:47

15) New Moon on Monday by Duran Duran 53:15

16) Promise of a New Day by Paula Abdul 57:11

17) A Whole New World by Brad Kane and Lea Salonga 1:01:35

18) New Power Generation by Prince and The New Power Generation 1:03:55

19) Looking For a New Love by Jody Watley 1:07:23

20) I Want a New Drug by Huey Lewis and the News 1:11:46

21) Something New by Susanna Hoffs 1:16:13

22) The New Style by The Beastie Boys 1:19:48

23) New Woman is an Attitude by David J. 1:24:20

24) I Will Buy You a New Life by Everclear 1:28:06

25) New Gel in Town by Xysma 1:32:20

26) Dog New Tricks by Garbage 1:36:03

27) Sensitive New Age Guys by Christine Lavin 1:39:59

Direct download: new.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:28 PM

Hands down this ended up being just about the most bizzare and diversified setlist to date. Just listening to it is giving me schizophenia! So now more than usual, if you don't like the song, wait a minute (or three). If you didn't already guess, it's songs with the word "wild" in the titles.

REMINDER: Before e-mailing me regarding questions, problems, requests, please read the F.A.Q!


1) Wilderness by Dead Can Dance 0:00

2) Wild Wood by Paul Weller 1:20

3) Kings of the Wild Frontier by Adam and the Ants 4:34

4) Wild Dances by Ruslana 8:20

5) Wild World by Maxi Priest 11:20

6) The Wild Ones by Lou Busch 14:38

7) Running Wild by The Soup Dragons 17:03

8) Wild Thing by The Troggs 21:00

9) Little Wild One by The Wonders 23:32

10) Born to Be Wild by Steppenwolf 25:54

11) Wild Boys by Duran Duran 29:18

12) Real Wild Child by Iggy Pop 33:29

13) Youth Gone Wild by Skid Row 36:50

14) Wild, Wild, West by The Escape Club 40:04

15) Wild, Wild Life by Talking Heads 44:01

16) Wild Places by Barry Manilow 47:35

17) Ride a Wild Horse by Dee Clarck 51:41

18) Walk on the Wild Side by Lou Reed 54:24

19) Your Wildest Dreams by The Moody Blues 58:20

20) Wild Thing by Tone Loc 1:02:53

21) I'm Wild About That Thing (The Lost Sex Tapes: Position I) by Coldcut 1:07:05

22) Wild Honey Pie by The Beatles 1:13:51

23) Wildlife by Meat Beat Manifesto 1:14:45

24) Wild Women with Steak Knives by Diamanda Galas 1:18:40

Direct download: wild.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:11 AM

I've been stirring my cauldron feverishly to conjure up this selection of magical themed songs for your Halloween enjoyment. Hope you find them bewitchingly enjoyable.

REMINDER: Before e-mailing me regarding questions, problems, requests, please read the F.A.Q!


1) Enchanted by Delirium 0:00

2) Hocus Pocus by Focus 8:27

3) Strange Magic by Electric Light Orchestra 15:04

4) Magic by Pilot 19:26

5) Magic by Olivia Newton-John 22:27

6) Magic by The Cars 26:50

7) Spellbound by Paula Abdul 30:40

8) Could It Be Magic by Donna Summer 35:19

9) Voodoo People by Prodigy 39:00

10) Egyptian Magician [Jan Driver Remix] by Jungle Juice 44:52

11) Voodoo Ray by A Guy Called Gerald 49:01

12) Voodoo Child Remix by Voodoo Child 52:48

13) Major Magic by Sly and Robbie 55:30

14) Voodoo Baby by Love and Rockets 1:00:08

15) Magic [Pyramid Mix] by Alien Sex Fiend 1:03:30

16) Every Little Thing She Does is Magic by The Police 1:08:12

17) A Kind of Magic by Queen 1:12:00

18) Abracadabra by The Steve Miller Band 1:16:11

19) That Voodoo! by Adam and the Ants 1:19:43

20) I Put a Spell on You by Nina Simone 1:23:30

21) That Old Black Magic by Sammy Davis Jr. 1:26:02

22) Magical Spell by Masters of Reality 1:29:18

23) Bad Magic by Godsmack 1:32:54

Direct download: magic.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:25 PM

O.K. yeah it's up early, but it was done and I figured why not? It's October and that means.... Halloween Themed Episodes once again!!!!!!!!! (I think I'm more excited about this than you are). Anyways, this all all about those things that go bump in the night, ghosts, spectres, phantoms, spirits, and the whole shebang. It starts off a little fluffy, but becomes more eerie in the middle and includes by far the creepiest song I own which is not about ghosts at all but I put it in for effect; Pica's "Caller On Line One", as well as a couple others I snuck in there regardless of title because they just fit nice.

REMINDER: Before e-mailing me regarding questions, problems, requests, please read the F.A.Q!


1) Haunted When the Minutes Drag by Love and Rockets 0:00

2) Spirit by The Beloved 7:54

3) Yulunga (Spirit Dance) by Dead Can Dance 12:23

4) Ghost Song by Air 19:00

5) Apparition by Faith and the Muse 21:02

6) Noumena of Spirit by Love Spirals Downwards 24:41

7) Poltergeist End Title (Carol Anne's Theme) by Jerry Goldsmith 28:42

8) Haunting and Heartbreaking by Angelo Badalamenti 32:48

9) Ghost Writer by Daniel Ash 34:54

10) Spirit by Dead Can Dance 39:40

11) Spiritual Master Key by Osmani Soundz 44:32

12) I Dream of Ghosts by Land of the Loops 49:35

13) Ghosts of the Multiple Feature by Love and Rockets 52:38

14) The Ballet {a.k.a. The Phantom of the Opera techno} by J'N'J 57:10

15) The Spirit [Extended Vocal Mix] by Fiocco 1:01:14

16) Nightmare [Sinister Strings Mix] by Brainbug 1:05:53

17) Something in My House by Dead or Alive 1:10:09

18) The Doors by Earth Leakage Trip 1:14:08

19) Ghost by Animus Amour 1:21:08

20) Return of the Phantom Stranger by Rob Zombie 1:29:23

21) Casper, the Friendly Ghost by Jerry Livingston and Mack David 1:33:48

22) Caller on Line One by Pica 1:34:25

23) Ghostbusters by Ray Parker Jr. 1:37:03

24) Ghost of a Texas Ladies Man by Concrete Blonde 1:40:56

25) The Haunting [Main Mix] by Nosferatu 1:44:37

26) Ghost Town by The Specials 1:49:28

27) Spirit by Bauhaus 1:52:58

Direct download: ghost.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:10 PM

O.K. then I admit I was a little caught off guard this week. Normally I have episodes set up weeks in advance, and this week since I've been busy I found my self with a whole list of unfinished playlists but no completed episodes to play. I had previously started a theme about "fire" and then scrapped it, only to then hear "Fire On High" this weekend, so I recreated the setlist using the bits that weren't crappy and well here you go. I am pretty satisfied with it considering I hated the first attempt, so I hope you like it too.

REMINDER: Before e-mailing me regarding questions, problems, requests, please read the F.A.Q!


1) Fiery Spirit (O ignee Spiritus) by Richard Souther {Hildegard von Bingen - composer}

2) My Little Shirtwaist Fire by Rasputina

3) Fire on High by Electric Light Orchestra

4) Baby's On Fire by Brian Eno

5) Fire Woman by The Cult

6) Hairdresser on Fire by Morrissey

7) Firesuite by The Doves

8) Tongue of Fire by Gitane Demone

9) Fire in the Twilight by Wang Chung

10) Great Balls of Fire by Jerry Lee Lewis

11) Fireball Stomp by The Amazing Royal Crowns

12) Fight Fire with Fire by Metallica

13) Fire by Scooter

14-16) (The Unofficial) Prodigy "Fire" Trilogy

14) Fire [Sunrise Version] by Prodigy

15) Fuel My Fire by Prodigy

16) Firestarter by Prodigy

17) Firething by Gudrun Gut

18) Blood & Fire [Out of the Ashes Mix] by Type O Negative

19) Fire Woman [Mix by cEvin Key] by Psychic T.V.

20) See the Fire Burning by Tackhead

21) Fire Brigade by The Move

22) Fight Fire by The Golliwogs

23) This Fire by Franz Ferdinand

24) Fire by Arthur Brown

25) Rooms on Fire by Stevie Nicks

26) Light My Fire by The Doors

27) Fire Lake by Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band

28) This Wheel's on Fire by Brian Auger and Julie Driscoll

29) Fireball XL-5 {TV Theme} by Barry Gray

30) Ring of Fire by Johnny Cash

31) I'm on Fire by Bruce Springsteen

32) The Fire of the Spirit (O ignis Spiritus Paracliti) by Richard Souther {Hildegard von Bingen - composer}


Direct download: fire.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:57 PM

Cap'n Ishtar be settin' ou' t' sail once again, an' this time she has brought along lil' two year old Meaghan. Tho she be only a deckhand, Meaghan has convinced Mommy, er uh Th' Cap'n t' play some more child-friendly songs on this voyage. So if ye`re lookin' fer a playlist t' play at a kid`s Shipmate party, this be th' one fer ye!

As always, please Don't Forget T' 'isit The Official Site O' International Talk Like A Pirate Day, For More Swashbucklin' Fun:

REMINDER: Before e-mailing me regarding questions, problems, requests, please read the F.A.Q!


1) Hoist the Colors by Hanz Zimmer {From the film: Pirates of the Carribean - At World's End}

2) Pirate Song by Andy Z {From his album: Welcome to Andyland} 

3) The Pirate Song by Steve Songs {From his album: Little Superman} 

4) Steve the Pirate by Steve Goodie {From his album: When Harry Met Charlie}  

5) Captain Feathersword by The Wiggles {From thier album: Yummy Yummy} 

6) Professional Pirate by The Muppets feat. Tim Curry {From the film: Muppet Treasure Island} 

7) SpongeBob SquarePants Theme by The Pirates {From the film: SpongeBob SquarePants the Movie}  *aye we know he's nay a pirate, but it sounds so nautical we couldn't help ourselves*

8) Pirates by Uncle Ira {From his album: Hippos on My Head... and Other Madcap Adventures} 

9) Pirate's Cove Medley by Toucan Pirates {From their album: Sea Changes of the Toucan Pirates} 

10) A Pirate's Life by Jud Conlon Chorus{From the film: Peter Pan}

11) The Chocolate Chip Pirates by Paul Borgese & The Strawberry Traffic Jam {From thier album: Even Monkeys Fall Out of the Trees} 

12) I'm a Singin' Pirate by Captain Bogg & Salty {From thier album: Bedtime Stories for Pirates} 

13) Pirates of the Universe by Saint Sebastian's School for Wicked Girls {from their album: How to Do Everything Correctly} 

14) Pirates by David Byrne {From his album: Grown Backwards} 

15) The Pirate Song by George Harrison {As featured on the BBC2 program: Rutland Weekend Television}

16) The Pirate of Penance by Joni Mitchell {from her album: Song to a Seagull}  

17) The Pirate Song (I Want to Sing & Dance) by Ray Stevens {From his album: #1 With a Bullet} 

18) Terry the Pirate by Girl for Samson {From thier album: 12}

19) The Pirate Song by Caseyporn {Lyrics and mp3 available at:}

20) The Pirate Song by The Art Bears {From thier album: Hopes and Fears}

21) The Pirate Song by Plexigrass {From thier album: Songs for a Narrow Demographic} 

22) Pirate Song by Loopend Tuyg {From thier album: The Sailorboy}

23) Pirate Song by Two of a Kind {From thier album: Going on an Adventure}

24) The Pirate's Bride by Sting {From his album: You Still Touch Me}

Direct download: pirates2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:18 PM

This is a flashback edition of "The Theme Show". The original "Bugs" episode first aired on 12/9/1999. Songs that appeared in the original episode are marked with an asterisk (*). Oh, and if you look hard enough, you might notice this episode contains one of my original compositions, which can be found at

REMINDER: Before e-mailing me regarding questions, problems, requests, please read the F.A.Q!


1) Boris the Spider by The Who 0:00

2) There's A New Sound by Tony Burello* 2:25

3) The Ugly Bug Ball by Burl Ives* 4:48

4) Bad Bug by Zorak, Space Ghost & Brak* 7:42

5) The Bugaloos by Collective Soul 9:31

6) Bug Girl by Mary Schmary 12:43

7) Buggin' by The Flaming Lips 15:04

8) The Cockroach that Ate Cincinatti by Rose and the Arrangements* 18:07

9) Eric the Half a Bee by Monty Python* 20:09

10) Spider's Strategem by Dead Can Dance 22:15

11) The Firefly by Niraj Chag 28:37

12) Butterfly by Talvin Singh 34:00

13) Euphoria (Firefly) by Delerium 37:55

14) Bugeyed Sunglassed by Q Burns Abstract Message 42:52

15) Butterfly [Tilt's Mechanism Mix] by Tilt* 49:15

16) Covered in Bees by "The Diva" DJ Ishtar 57:24

17) The Grasshopper Unit (Keep Movin') by The Beastie Boys 1:03:27

18) Heartworms by Coil* 1:06:20

19) Bullet with Butterfly Wings by Smashing Pumpkins 1:13:18

20) Butterfly Potion by Foetus* 1:17:33

21) Five Fleas by Rasputina* 1:20:44

22) Elusive Butterfly by Bob Lind 1:21:45

23) Waiting for the Worms by Pink Floyd 1:24:30

24) Ants Marching by The Dave Matthews Band 1:28:28

25) Butterfly Wings by Machines of Loving Grace* 1:32:51

26) The Fly by U2* 1:36:27

27) Come My Lady (Butterfly) by Crazytown 1:40:51

28) Angry Cockroaches by Tito and Tarantula 1:44:19

29) Spiders Attack by Bruce Boughton 1:49:31

30) Poor Butterfly by Sonny Rollins 1:51:34

Direct download: bugs.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:42 PM

OK, so first off, I made this one a bit closer to the usual length. Apparently the three hour episode from last week was a bit too long to handle as only about half of my usual audience bothered with it. I'm stealing a little bit from those old "Crazy Eddie's Superstore" ads we used to have when I was younger with the title of this one, but essentially it's all songs about insanity and craziness... whee *weaves baskets*

REMINDER: Before e-mailing me regarding questions, problems, requests, please read the F.A.Q!


1) Let's Go Crazy by Prince and the Revolution 0:00

2) Crazy for You by Madonna 4:37

3) Crazy by Men at Work 8:02

4) Love You Like Crazy by Chaka Demus and Pliers 10:33

5) Virtual Insanity by Jamiroquai 14:07

6) Crazy in Love by Beyonce 18:56

7) Insane in the Brain by Cypress Hill 22:43

8) Crazy For You by Let Loose 25:22

9) (You Drive Me) Crazy by Britney Spears 29:24

10) She Drives Me Crazy by Fine Young Cannibals 32:41

11) Crazy by Gnarls Barkley 36:05

12) Crazy by Mark Morrison 38:58

13) Insanity by Praga Khan 42:40

14) Baby's Insane by Diamanda Galas and John Paul Jones 45:50

15) Crazy by Material Issue 50:15

16) Crazy Crazy Nights by Kiss 53:40

17) Shine on You Crazy Diamond (Parts I-V) by Pink Floyd 57:21

18) Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Queen 1:09:28

19) The Sanity Assassin by Bauhaus 1:11:58

20) Crazy Train by Ozzy Osbourne 1:15:47

21) You're Crazy by Guns 'N' Roses 1:20:30

22) Welcome Home (Sanitarium) by Metallica 1:23:44

23) Institutionalized by Suicidal Tendencies 1:30:00

24) Crazy Lovesick Fool by Brak, Zorak and Space Ghost 1:33:44

25) Crazy One by Ramases & Selket 1:35:15

26) Crazy by Patsy Cline 1:38:20

27) Miss You Like Crazy by Natalie Cole 1:40:56

28) Crazy Dream by Jim Dale 1:44:32

29) They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa! by Napoleon XIV 1:46:29

Direct download: crazy.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:19 PM