Friday, November 17, 2017

notmovingpictures Episode 077: Vamos Peru Carajo!

Peru qualifies for the World Cup, I'm working on lyrics for a new song and I tell a tale of being too young to buy beer. Don't judge me and certainly don't do what I did. I was young and stupid, what's your excuse?



Opening music: Alloy - Live To See The Day
Closing music: La Bicicleta de Alan - Lima

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Written and Published by Don Leach. May not be used without permission from the author.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

A Post That's Not About A Podcast?

It's been a while since any music has been forthcoming but that may be changing in the near future. About two weeks ago Aaron sent me some music that he is working on and after listening to on repeat finally a clear lyrical direction came to me. In my case I have to think through what the music makes me feel and figure out where to take it. Once I understand it the ideas began to flow.

What started off as just a line or two evolved onto much more. It isn't finished by a long shot but the next step will be to take what I've written and start fitting it to the structure of the song. More than likely this first part will be too long and may need to be broken up but it is a start. Once I know where I am I can look to see where the lyrics will go in order to get to the finish.

Afterwards I think I'll ask Aaron to create something for this other idea that I've had for some time. Speaking strictly from a subject matter viewpoint it will be miles away from this current project. I have some days I need to take off from work before the end of the year due to the company's "use it or lose it" vacation rules so perhaps with some effort on my part we could be on our way to at least two new songs.

You never know what the future holds. All I know for sure is it feels good to be creating.

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Ten For Tuesday Episode 139: Squeeze Police Gone Bad

Dinosaur Jr - Just Like heaven
The Ramones - I Wanna Live
The Specs - Look Out Girl (You Need A Direction)
Squeeze - Cool For Cats
Secret Affair - Time For Action
The Police - Regatta De Blanc
The English Beat - Best Friend
Paolo Nutini - 10 Out Of 10
Deals Gone Bad - Wanting You
The Pietasters - Without You



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Older episodes can be found by going to www.archive.org and searching for Ten For Tuesday.

Written and Published by Don Leach. May not be used without permission from the author.

Friday, November 10, 2017

notmovingpictures Episode 076: Problems, I've Got Them

Problems. Everybody has them and so do I. Allow me to vent.



Opening music: Alloy - Live To See The Day
Closing music: Grant Hart - Morningstar

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Ten For Tuesday Episode 138: Strange Vacant Tears

Another week, another ten songs. That's all I got to say.



Rude Pride - Wrong Way
The Vapors - Jimmie Jones
The Jam - Strange Town
Dead Stars - Pink Clouds
Klammer - A Vested Interest
Vic Ruggiero - Vacant Stare
Cats On Fire - Tears In Your Cup
Guadalcanal Diary - Always Saturday
The Heart Throbs - Laughing & Falling
The Railway Children - Every Beat Of The Heart

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Ten For Tuesday Episode 137: Rude Autocratics Beatdown

Still in a ska-ish mood so feast on these ten slabs of sonic delight.



The Toasters - Dub 56 (chat remix)
Pilfers - Agua
The Beatdown - The Other Side
The English Beat - Hands Off She's Mine
The Riffs - Conditional
The Liners - Ya No Mientas Nena (toasting by King Django)
The Talks - Don't Look Behind
Rude Stompers - ZZZzz
Vallanzaska - Spaghetti Ska
The Autocratics - Beer Boy

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Monday, October 30, 2017

notmovingpictures Episode 075: Mini Vacation

If my voice sounds a bit off it's because I'm fighting a cold that was contracted during my trip home to see my family. That's what this episode is about, going back to a familiar place to spend an all too little amount of time with family. That concept seems to be getting more important to me the older that I get.



Opening music: Alloy - Live To See The Day
Closing music: Crocodile Shop - April Reigns

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Written and Published by Don Leach. May not be used without permission from the author.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Ten For Tuesday Episode 136: Tokyo Ska Rub Club

I've been in a ska mood of late and now you get to benefit from it.

Oi-Skall Mates - Skankin Class Ero
The Spitfires - Move On
Sombrero Club - Somos Asi
La Birrette - Mr. A
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Down Beat Stomp
The Strypes - Behind Closed Doors
New Lion Ska - Tengo Que Confesar
Johnny Reggae Rub Foundation - No Bam Bam
Akatz - Skandalo
Colectivo Ska Monterrey - Ojos Negros



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Written and Published by Don Leach. May not be used without permission from the author.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

notmovingpictures Episode 074: Tom Petty And The World Cup

This is the second part of what I recorded last week. Even though it's a little late I'm talking about Tom Petty's death, the U.S. and Peruvian teams trying to qualify for the World Cup it and a little more about how being a fan of the Cleveland Browns means a life of heartache.



Opening music: Alloy - Live To See The Day
Closing music: Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers - Even The Losers

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Ten For Tuesday Episode 135: Two From Tom Petty

Tom Petty died recently so it only seems fitting to start off with two songs that I really like from him and The Heartbreakers. Some of the other songs have connections to him and the band. Some don't. I just felt like playing them together and I think they make a rather cool sounding episode.



Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers - Even The Losers
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers - King's Road
Dwight Twilley - Girls
Phil Seymour - Precious To Me
Lone Justice - Sweet, Sweet Baby (I'm Falling)
The Blasters - Dark Night
The Long Ryders - Run Dusty Run
Los Lobos - Will The Wolf Survive
The Textones - Midnight Mission
The BoDeans - Say About Love

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Saturday, October 14, 2017

notmovingpictures Episode 073: Sex And Violence

Solo talk about the Las Vegas shootings and Hollywood's latest sex debacle, the one with Harvey Weinstein.



Opening music: Alloy - Live To See The Day
Closing music: Grant Hart - In A Cold House

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Written and Published by Don Leach. May not be used without permission from the author.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Ten For Tuesday Episode 134: Sonic River Cars

Eyes Adrift - Alaska
Fellow Project - Sweet Release
Mudhoney - It Is Us
Sonic Youth - 100%
Green River - Come On Down
Sleater-Kinney - A New Wave
The Only Ones - Another Girl Another Planet
The Cars - Shooting For You (demo)
Rank Xerox - Zero Hour
The Ramonas - Speak Up



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Written and Published by Don Leach. May not be used without permission from the author.

Friday, October 6, 2017

notmovingpictures Episode 072: Conversations With Gary

Not too long ago Gary and I were talking at the table after lunch and I decided I should be recording the conversation. First we discuss writing ideas, styles and projects before segueing into reading preferences and then Gary asked a question I couldn't answer. Hey, It's better than listening to me ramble on by myself, trust me.



Opening music: Alloy - Live To See The Day
Closing music: X- The New World

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Ten For Tuesday Episode 133: Professional Revenge Czar

Some great music here spanning a lot of different genres. The Professionals tune is brand new from their forthcoming album plus there is a very interesting song combining traditional instrumentation with hard rock by Uchpa from Peru .



The Professionals - Good Man Down
Zero - Patricia
Tenpole Tudor - Go Wilder
Tsar Czar - Shiver
She Wants Revenge - Tear You Apart
Tigers Jaw - Guardian
Uchpa - Por Las Puras
L7 - Andres
7 Year Bitch - Cat's Meow
Circus Of Power - Heaven and Hell

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Written and Published by Don Leach. May not be used without permission from the author.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

notmovingpictures Episode 71: It's Not About The Anthem Or The Flag Geniuses

My thought was this would be another episode with Gary but then I got into an online beef with a cousin I haven't seen in decades. He's a hard line conservative who refuses to accept anything other than his own view and I wasn't having it. The thing that brought it all on was our poor excuse for a president concentrating on NFL players protesting instead of more serious matters. So yeah, it's gonna be one of those kind of episodes. I lay my view all out. It is what it is.



Opening music: Alloy- Live To See The Day
Closing music: U2 - Pride (In The Name Of Love)

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Ten For Tuesday Episode 132: Arturro's Milky Promised Land

Yeah, I couldn't come up with a cool name for this episode so I just used words from the song titles to make it weird.



The Futureheads - Meantime
Skeletal Family - Promised Land
Belgrado - Dalej
Milky Wimpshake - Without You
Las Ligas Menores - Renault Fuego
La Bicicleta de Alan - La Noticia
The Garden - The Apple
Grupo Fantasma - Descarga Pura Y Dura
Ozomatli - De Paisano
Squatweiler - Arturro

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Monday, September 25, 2017

Photo Album: Prong, Sepultura and Testament, Gas Monkey Live, Dallas 7 April, 2017

Earlier this year Tommy, Chris, Robbie and I took a thrash road trip to Dallas and here are a few crappy pictures to prove it:



Prong was worth taking the trip all by themselves. I think they really impressed Tommy, Chris and Robbie who had talked about it not being a bad thing if they didn't get to see them. Their tune changed very quickly once Prong took the stage.


Sepultura was a band that I only ever listened to a few songs in their catalog. They had to be seen live for me to get them. I'll go again if I get the chance.


Testament played for so long I just got tired and wanted the show to be over. Nothing against them or their playing, it was just too much at that point. My feet hurt, my knees hurt and my back hurt. That's what happens when you get old.

There was a fourth band that opened but since I didn't care for them I won't be mentioning their name. Okay, I actually don't remember their name right now so that should tell you something.


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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Ten For Tuesday Episode 131: Another Mish-Mash

Worriers - Future Me
The Vaporland - Vaporland
Weird Lines - Summer Can
Folk Implosion - Natural One
The Rentals - Friends Of P
Needles\\Pins - Drop It
Juliana Hatfield - What A Life
Gruntruck - Crazy Love
Godzillionaire - 4th Floor
Mudhoney - Touch Me I'm Sick



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Written and Published by Don Leach. May not be used without permission from the author.

Monday, September 18, 2017

notmovingpictures Episode 70: Peru And The Browns Connection

This time around I refer back to Curtis Armstrong and the 80s movies I watched with Gary, my current writing projects, DACA and our president and finally the similarities between being a fan of the Cleveland Browns and the Peruvian National Futbol team.

Opening music: Alloy - Live To See The Day
Closing music: Phil Rudd - Sun Goes Down



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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Ten For Tuesday Episode 130: A Heavier Turn

As the title suggests this episode turns a bit heavier, but not all out.



Screaming Trees - Ash Gray Sunday
Soundgarden - Non-State Actor
Pearl Jam - Getaway
Mark Lanegan Band - Nocturne
Cocaine Cowboys - Leave Me Alone
Alice Cooper - Paranormal
Kicken Valentina - Get Ready
Tokyo Motor Fist - Pickin Up The Pieces
Poweflo - Resistance
Prophets Of Rage - The Party Over

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Written and Published by Don Leach. May not be used without permission from the author.

Friday, September 8, 2017

notmovingpictures Episode 069: Gary's Return Part Two

This is part two of my conversation with my brother-in-law Gary. In this episode we talk about going to the Curtis Armstrong Slumber Party at the Circle Cinema to see three of the five 80s movies that were shown. We saw Revenge Of The Nerds, Better Off Dead and Just One Of The Guys before giving in to the lure of sleep. We also discourse on politics and how much easier Spanish is to pronounce than English all while being interrupted by my wife and a very hungry kitten.



Opening music: Alloy - Live To See The Day
Closing music: The Rubinoos - Revenge Of The Nerds

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Written and Published by Don Leach. May not be used without permission from the author.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Ten For Tuesday Episode 129: Mostly Alternative 80s

Yeah, I realized The Lemonheads and the Too Much Joy songs aren't from the 80s AFTER I had recorded my audio and it was too late to change them out for other songs. So only eight out of ten songs are from the 80s but I like how the songs go together so deal with it.



Guadalcanal Diary - Litany (Life Goes On)
The Lemonheads - It's A Shame About Ray
Too Much Joy - Donna Everywhere
Don Dixon - Praying Mantis
Wire Train - I'll Do You
R.E.M. - Radio Free Europe
The Mission - Wasteland
X - We're Having Much More Fun
Joe Strummer & The Latino Rockabilly War - Trash City
Steve Jones - Mercy

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Friday, September 1, 2017

notmovingpictures Episode 068: Gary's Return Part One

It took forever but finally my brother-in-law Gary has returned to the podcast. We sat down on a Sunday and talked about how his immigration has gone so far, and the differences between the U.S. and Peru.



Opening music: Alloy - Live To See The Day
Closing music: Almirante Ackbar - Cientos Truenos

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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Ten For Tuesday Episode 128: Alternative 80s-ish

Many months ago I made my first foray into Josey's Records not long after they opened here in Tulsa. I finally got around to doing an episode from the albums I bought that day. These things always seem to take time with me.



Red Rockers - Just Like You
Tuff Darts - Rats
Any Trouble - Second Choice
The Police - Regatta de Blanc
Mi-Sex - Falling In And Out
Scandal - Loves Got A Line On You
Raging Fire - Beware A Man With Manners
Jason and The Scorchers - Shop It Around
The Angels - Night Attack
Cheetah - Bang Bang

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Saturday, August 26, 2017

notmovingpictures Episode 067: Don't Take It Easy

I recorded this episode on my laptop using Audacity and I'm not entirely happy with the results but it is what it is and I cleaned it up the best I could. A few hours ago I got the news that my mother had another major heart attack so I scrapped what I had already recorded and did this instead. It's just how I feel at this particular moment. Adrift, unsure and waiting. That's life.



Opening music: Alloy - Live To See The Day
Closing music: Bob Mould - Hold On

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Ten For Tuesday Episode 127: Hope You Like Spanish

Another Tuesday, another episode of ten good songs. Hope you like Spanish.



The I Don't Cares - Born For Me
Juliana Hatfield - Ordinary Guy
Noise Addict - My Pathetic Friend
Ben Lee - Pop Queen
Tourista - Requiem
Mundaka - Desaparecer
Pavement - Cut Your Hair
Serto Mercurio - Inciendo
Los Romanticos de Zacatecas - Es Por Ti
Palehound - Flowing Over

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Written and Published by Don Leach. May not be used without permission from the author.

Friday, August 18, 2017

notmovingpictures Episode 66: No Place In My Heart For Nazis

This is a volatile topic I felt I had to speak out on. I tend to wait for perspective after an event like what happened in Charlottesville but also because the story keeps constantly evolving, especially when you have a President who likes to hear himself talk.....or tweet or whatever.

There is a racial epithet spoken as I share a moment that happened while I was in the U.S. Army. I felt it was important to show that racism exists in our military and feel that I can only do that by sharing the exact words that were spoken to me by another service member. He thought I would agree with his opinion. I did not.

Where do we go from here?



Opening music: Alloy - Live To See The Day
Closing music: The Special AKA - Racist Friend

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Written and Published by Don Leach. May not be used without permission from the author.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Ten For Tuesday Episode 126: Looking For Cool Music

Lot's of cool music this episode including not one, not two but three bands from Peru. You know I've got a special place in my heart for Peru so I'm always looking for cool music from there.



Tenement - Crop Circle Nation (demo)
Almirante Ackbar - Cientos Truenos
Big Eyes - Leave This Town
The Steady 45s - 1903
Laguna Pai - Galan de Combi
Las Cafeteras - If I Was President
Lo Tom - Overboard
Los Outsaiders - Nina
Rancid - Telegraph Avenue
In The Whale - Ride

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

notmovingpictures Episode 065: Walking Stalker

There are a variety of topics in this episode. I talk about the Tornado that just hit Tulsa, my Mom's recent heart attack, Walker Stalker and a few other things before closing with my Rush t-shirt story.



Opening music: Alloy - Live To See The Day
Closing music: Laguna Pai - Galan de Combi

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Ten For Tuesday Episode 125: Revel In The Glory

For the second week in a row revel in the glory that is the first ever Ten For Tuesday theme song. Afterwards if you so desire you may listen to the songs.



Superchunk - Trees Of Barcelona
Verbow - Dying Sun
Zerodent - You
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Maps
Thurston Moore - Speak To The Wild
Bob Mould - Hold On
Bloc Party - Two More Years
Dinosaur Jr - Tiny
John Doe - Telephone By The Bed
Lost Balloons - Don't Come Back

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Older episodes can be found by going to www.archive.org and searching for Ten For Tuesday.

Written and Published by Don Leach. May not be used without permission from the author.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Ten For Tuesday Episode 124: Check Out The Intro

Episode 124 features something new, a little opening music sort of thing done by my friend Aaron and myself. He did all of the music and I did the vocals. Even though my talking part was already recorded I have chosen to include it for this and the next episode but on 126 I'll actually talk about it and reference it. Hey, it's something I've been wanting to do for some time and I finally got around to doing it. That's worth something.



Best Coast - In My Eyes
Thurston Moore - Smoke Of Dreams
Lee Ranaldo - Off The Wall
Policias Y Ladrones - Ya No Soy Tu Amigo
Bloc Party - Banquet
PJ Harvey - The Wheel
The Cribs - Moving Picture
Olaya Sound System - Agua de Manantial
Filthy Friends - Any Kind Of Crowd
Kurt Vile - Pretty Pimpin'

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Friday, July 28, 2017

notmovingpictures Episode 064: One Man Chain Gang

Episode 64 finds me reminiscing about my time in training for the U.S. Army and how I ended up being a one man chain gang for my unit for two weeks after graduation. At least I got to go to Germany afterwards.



Opening music: Alloy - Live To See The Day
Closing music: Street Dogs - Back To The World

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Written and Published by Don Leach. May not be used without permission from the author.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Ten For Tuesday Episode 123: 90s Metal Mixtape

As threatened so many months ago here is an episode comprised of songs from a mid 90s mixtape that I made back in the day. This is the exact order they appear on the tape except for the six or so songs that I did not include. Yes, I still have the tape and the means to listen to it and do so often.



Anthrax - London
Monster Voodoo Machine - Copper Theft
Stompbox - No Woods
Biohazard - What Makes Us Tick
Sick Of It All - No Cure
Tad - Bullhorn
Clutch - Big News 1
Helmet - Symptom Of The Universe
Chum - Greetings (From The Inner Self)
Prong - Inheritence

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Friday, July 21, 2017

notmovingpictures Episode 063: Vacation You Say?

So I lied, I wasn't able to sit down with my brother-in-law after all and it's another solo episode. Sue me. I'm at the point where I believe it'll happen when it's supposed to happen and not a minute before. In the meantime here's me talking about the resistance I've been feeling and Steven Pressfield and a sudden inspiration for me to write issue three of Exercising Demons. Eventually of course. Oh yeah, I went on vacation, lost my keys and cracked the screen on my phone twice. All true.



Opening music: Alloy - Live To See The Day
Closing music: The Go-Go's - Vacation

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Ten For Tuesday Episode 122: Post Vacation Head Banging

Okay so it's a day late but I have an excuse. I was on vacation, lost my keys, had a sunburn plus dealing with a throat infection and the list goes on. At least I have a heavy episode to help get my emotions in line. That's gotta count for something.



Airbourne - Runnin Wild
Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons - Big Mouth
Helmet - Bad News
Mastodon - Show Yourself
Dee Snider - We Are The Ones
Armored Saint - Wins Hands Down
The Dead Daisies - Long Way To Go
1000mods - Electric Carve
Body Count - Black Hoodie
Baroness - Board Up The House

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Written and Published by Don Leach. May not be used without permission from the author

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Zine Nation Review Issue Two Of Exercising Demons

Earlier today I got news of a pleasant surprise. The last time I reviewed some zines for zine nation I sent them a copy of issue two of my zine Exercising Demons and it now has been reviewed on their site. The review is very kind indeed to my eyes and has now brought what was a simmering desire to write another issue into a full blown inferno. I've left things undone for far too long. First I need to finish my review of the last batch of zines that were sent to me and submit it and then I can concentrate on issue three.




It's been known to my mind what the subject will be even as though I wondered if I should write that topic. I can't wait to get going. So for now how about following the link (so that their site gets the traffic) and scroll down a little to read what someone else says about my writing skills or lack thereof. http://bit.ly/2tYYTr2 Come on, it's time better spent than on another of those boring "What 80s band would you be" tests or their like on Facebook. Help ,me out here.




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Saturday, July 8, 2017

Photo Album: The Supersuckers @ The Shrine, Tulsa




Here's a somewhat murky shot of The Supersuckers who played at the venue Shrine here in Tulsa on December 16th, 2016. It was a raucous, energetic show and a nice early Christmas gift to me, from me.


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Friday, July 7, 2017

Ten For Tuesday Episode 121: Blame The Holiday

Yes this episode is a few days late. Let's just blame the holiday and move forward. Ten great songs from different eras and different countries. Enough said, listen for yourself.



Jawbreaker - Boxcar
Local H - The Misanthrope
Vic Ruggiero - Parking Lot
The Argies - Luna Rossa
Subalternos - Por Tras das Cores
Stanford Prison Experiment - Disbelief
The Heartlights - Can I Come By
The Afghan Whigs - Demon In Profile
Izzy Stradlin - Sweet Caress
The Cutaway - So Far Down

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Written and Published by Don Leach. May not be used without permission from the author.

Friday, June 30, 2017

notmovingpictures Episode 062: Tough Guys

As I listened to a podcast interview of Kevin Cronin it made me realize that Hi Infidelity was the first full rock lp that I can remember owning so I talk about that and Mira Sorvino. Listen and you will understand why. Oh and the band whose name I couldn't remember was Survivor.



Opening music: Alloy- Live To See The Day
Closing music: REO Sppedwagon - Tough Guys

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

notmovingpictures Episode 061: Who Was Your First?

Listening to the latest episode of Henry Rollins podcast (Henry and Heidi) got me thinking and that inspired this episode. First up I talk about who the first band I saw was and then who my first "real" concert was. There is a difference. Then it's on to who my son has chosen his first "real" concert to be. Hint, looking like Deep Purple and Alice Cooper. Understand though that he has been in the presence of musicians plying their trade before. There are various other musical meanderings muttered by me so take a listen and enjoy.



Opening music: Alloy - Live To See The Day
Closing music: Rollins Band - Tearing

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Ten For Tuesdsay Episode 120: 90s-ish

Continuing in that 90s-ish vein comes this episode.



The Pixies - Gigantic
Juliana Hatfield - Universal Heartbeat
The Presidents Of The USA - Lump
Tripping Daisy - I Got A Girl
Nirvana - Lithium
Veruca Salt - Seether
Blur - Song 2
Letters To Cleo - Here And Now
The Jesus And Mary Chain - Sometimes Always
Morphine - Honey White

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Friday, June 16, 2017

Photo Album: The Slackers @ The Vanguard, Tulsa 24 April, 2015








It had been at least fifteen of sixteen years since I had seen The Slackers so imagine my surprise when I found out they were coming to Tulsa. Back in the day I was able to interview one of them (Agent J?) in Huntington, WV and I still have the tape buried away somewhere. Perhaps when I get another room in the house to use as my office I can dig all of that stuff out and upload it. The Slackers always put on a great show and do not disappoint. I just hope it doesn't take that long before I get to see them again.


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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Ten For Tuesday Episode 119: Mish Mash

Bit of a mish mash this time.

Tobin Sprout - The Last Man Well Known To Kingpin
Thurston Moore - Cease Fire
Death Valley Girls - Love Spell
Duff McKagan - Punker
Local H - Bound For The Floor
Everclear - Santa Monica
Cracker - Low
After The Fire - Der Kommissar
Nena - 99 Luftballoons
Falco - Rock Me Amadeus



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Friday, June 9, 2017

notmovingpictures Episode 60: Wrong Again

On the return trip from seeing X in Oklahoma City I managed to not record Tommy and I talking about the show really, but did catch us talking about remembering setlists from bands we've seen, going to a show alone, older albums with filler, Sammy Hagar, Eddie Van Halen, Neal Schon and an 80s movie that I thought couldn't be made again. Plus Tommy's really wrong about a couple of things, as usual.



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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Ten For Tuesday Episode 118: Missing The 90s

Continuing with the 90s nostalgic feeling I've been in lately comes this episode.



Better Than Ezra - Good
The Lemonheads - Into Your Arms
Gin Blossoms - Hey Jealousy
Del Amitri - Always The Last To Know
10,000 Maniacs - Like The Weather
Deep Blue Something - Breakfast At Tiffanys
La Oreja de Van Gogh - Cuidate
Counting Crows - Mr Jones
Maria McKee - I Wish I Was Your Mother
Luscious Jackson - Citysong

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Ten For Tuesday Episode 117

Tobin Sprout - All Used Up
Chastity Belt - Different Now
The Roadside Bombs - War On Love
The Stripes - Observer
Purple 7 - Poison Ivy
Red Zebra - Innocent People
Kate Fagan -  I Don't Wanna Be Too Cool
The Dualers - Traveling
Radio Ska - Minhas Palavras
Yellow Umbrella - You Never Cared For Me



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Ten For Tuesday Episode 116: Chris Cornell Tribute

Chris Cornell has passed on but he leaves behind plenty of proof of his talent. This wasn't easy to select but here are ten songs showcasing his amazing voice.



Soundgarden - Rusty Cage
Soundgarden - Jesus Christ Pose
Soundgarden - Outshined
Temple Of The Dog - Hunger Strike
Soundgarden - Fell On Black Days
Soundgarden - My Wave
Audioslave - Like A Stone
Audioslave - Out Of Exile
Soundgarden - Been Away Too Long
Chris Cornell - The Promise

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Saturday, May 20, 2017

notmovingpictures Episode 059: Live Your Life, R.I.P. Chris Cornell

Once again a great voice has been lost to us. Chris Cornell died the other day and I decided to speak my mind about not waiting around to see or do something because there might not be another day.



Opening Music: Alloy - Live To See The Day
Closing Music - Soundgarden - Been Away Too Long

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Ten For Tuesday Episode 115: Nothing But X!

This special episode is because I finally got to see X in concert earlier this month in Oklahoma City and I didn't want to play just one of their songs. Why choose one when you can play ten right? So enjoy these amazing songs and by all means go out and catch them live if you get the chance, I hope I'll get to again and soon.



Burning House Of Love
The Have Nots
The New World
Los Angeles
4th Of July
How I (Learned My Lesson)
I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts
Country At War
Devil Doll
White Girl

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Monday, May 15, 2017

notmovingpictures Episode 58: Something Always Comes Up

Episode 58 was recorded on the return drive from Dallas where Tommy and I went to see Testament, Sepultura and Prong. We talk about the show, the food we ate, upcoming concerts and more.



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Friday, May 12, 2017

Photo Album: Local H @ The Shrine, Tulsa, 9 April, 2017



This was the first time for me seeing Local H and all I can say is I hope there will be many more occurrences. Just two people playing stripped rock and roll yet with a very full sound that does not suffer from having no bass player, no second guitarist, not even a keyboard player. My friend Aaron has sung praises for catching Local H live for many years to me and finally I had the chance and listened to him. Call me converted now. I am a fan and can't wait until they come somewhere close again. I will travel to see them, they are that good.

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Ten For Tuesday Episode 114

I've been in a bit of a nostalgic mood for the nineties lately so expect more of this to come.

Alejandro Escovedo - Falling Down Again
Screaming Trees - Dollar Bill
Sonic Youth  - Bull In The Heather
Michael Been - Us
Concrete Blonde - Joey
Natalie Merchant - Wonder
Gin Blossoms - Found Out About You
Soul Asylum - Black Gold
Mazzy Star - Fade Into You
Live - I Alone



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Monday, May 1, 2017

notmovingpictures Episode 057: Road Trip Talk

Finally Tommy has returned! As promised this episode comes from the recent road trip to Dallas on our way to see Testament, Sepultura and Prong. Be forewarned, this was recorded in Tommy's truck with Chris and Robbie in the back so there is a lot of noise but that cannot be avoided. Luckily it's not too bad. As usual we talk about politics, especially those here in Oklahoma, specifically how the elected officials in this state have decided that they know what's best for the people, so they can ignore what was voted on.

We talk about the bureaucracy that is the U.S. government, what's wrong with the medical insurance here (i.e. we have no real choices) and once again how marijuana should be legalized and what a complete joke Scott Pruitt is. All that and more, plus we also recorded another episode on the way back home the next day which will be coming soon.



Opening Music: Alloy - Live To See The Day
Closing Music: Armored Saint - Mess

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Photo Album: Roddy Radiation 5/7/2015 Boulevard Trash Tulsa


Excited wasn't strong enough of a word for how I felt when I found out that guitarist Roddy Radiation (Byers) from the legendary 2Tone ska band The Specials was going to be in Tulsa. This was a must see show as far as I was concerned. I had actually had a picture taken with him on the Warped Tour in 1998 with the version of The Specials that was touring at that time. One of these days I'll get it scanned and show it here. I thought about mentioning it to him because he was very accessible in the small space that was Boulevard Trash but ultimately decided to let him be. It's not as if he would remember the few seconds that he took with me considering all that he was done in his life. Seeing him perform in this setting was more than enough for me.
 
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Friday, April 21, 2017

notmovingpictures Episode 056: Roadtripping

I promise new episodes are coming with Tommy. As a matter of fact I am editing them now but in the meantime I felt like talking about music so here you go. Another episode of me rambling along about the recent concerts I've seen and those that are upcoming. Names like Prong, Sepultura, Testament, Local H have been seen and those like X, Alice Cooper, Megadeth and Scorpions are all on the schedule amongst others. Once again there is talk about wanting to do new music because I have a ton of lyrical ideas sitting and waiting but also about trying to learn to play a little guitar. It's not too long of an episode so go ahead and check it out.



Closing Music: Alloy - Live To See The Day
Closing Music: Thurston Moore - Cease Fire

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Photo Album: Alejandro Escovedo June 11th, 2014 The Vanguard

In an effort to put content on this blog other than info on my podcast episodes I've decided to start uploading pictures from anything that strikes my fancy, so long as it's from something I've done or seen, with some info tacked on as well. At least this will fill the gaps until I feel like writing the odd short story, lyrics, bunch of crap, etc. Who better to start things off than one of my favorite musicians?





This photo was taken from the fourth time that I have seen Al in concert. Unlike the previous three shows there was no band backing him this time. It was just Al, his guitar and violinist Susan Voelz. The stories were there, spun in between songs, but the songs themselves had changed. A different energy had been given to them with no difference in the brilliance of the performance, it was if the songs lived, even breathed and adapted to the circumstances. That's part of his talent. I missed seeing him this past November right before my birthday but I won't make that mistake again.


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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Ten For Tuesday Episode 113: AV Undercover Special

This is an extra special bonus episode which features artists that have gone to AV Undercover and performed live cover songs. If you look at the playlist below you should be able to tell what I was going for. Right now I've got so much music lined up  just felt the need to get it out. So enjoy this Ten For Tuesday Twofer.



Local H - Shock The Monkey
Superchunk - In Between Days
Ted Leo And The Pharmacists - Everybody Wants To Rule The World
Troubled Hubble - Things Can Only Get Better
Courtney Barnett - Cannonball
Mac DeMarco - Undone
Sharon Van Etten And Shearwater - Stop Draggin My Heart Around
The Falcon - Keep Your Hands To Yourself
The Minus Five - Cherry Bomb
The Dismemberment Plan - Barracuda

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Ten For Tuesday Episode 112

The Skints - Rise Up
Bush Tetras - Too Many Creeps
The Au Pairs - It's Obvious
Izzy Stradlin - Baby-Rann
Local H - Cool Magnet
Smashing Pumpkins - One And All
The Toadies - Possum Kingdom
Bedouin Soundclash - When The Night Feels My Song
10,000 Maniacs - Candy Everybody Wants
The Dream Academy - Life In A Northern Town



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Friday, April 14, 2017

notmovingpictures Episode 055: Conclusion Of The Conversation With Aaron

In the fourth and final installment of my conversation with my friend Aaron we again are talking about music. This time it's about party bands, you know, the kind where people just want to hear something familiar without any concern for content. Then Aaron starts talking guitars (he's got fifteen) and how he started experimenting with altering them. After that we talk about music keeping you young and then the guitar nerdery returns with talk about recording and editing skills and how we earned them. It all closes up with some social media etiquette or at least how we do it and with that this chapter closes. However I have a feeling that once we records some new music another conversation will be had.



Opening music: Alloy - Live To See The Day
Closing music: Mastodon - Show Yourself

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

notmovingpictures Episode 054: Aaron Part 3



Part three of my conversation with my friend Aaron finds us continuing to talk about Metallica and selling out, the line you can choose to not cross when a band changes their sound too much, cover songs, gaming and how it can bring family and friends a bit closer when separated by time and distance and movies like Star Wars: Rogue One, the Bladerunner sequel and Highlander. I mean the first one not the crappy second one. Probably some other stuff I missed too.

Opening music: Alloy - Live To See The Day
Closing music: Local H - Shock The Monkey

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Ten For Tuesday Episode 111

Wovenhand - Long Horn
Nerve Quakes - Honey Hive
Sonny Sixkiller - Number One
Rank Xerox - M.y.t.h.
Ruts DC - Vox Teardrop
Shonen Knife - Ramones Forever
The Old Firm Casuals - Perry Boys
Izzy Stradlin - FP Money
Bon Scott? - Back In Black
Ghost - Square Hammer



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Sunday, April 2, 2017

A Trip To Josey's Records New Tulsa Store

Last Saturday a rare window of time and opportunity emerged for me. To take advantage of it, meaning to do something that would satisfy my personal needs, I targeted the newly opened branch of Josey's Records here in Tulsa. It's extremely rare that I have any kind of time to go crate digging these days what with family, work and other personal projects and understandably I leapt at the chance. Plus I finally had some expendable cash so I didn't have to worry about spending it on something that might be considered frivolous.

My favorite place to buy vinyl and zines here in Tulsa was Holy Mountain but unfortunately it had closed down very recently and I had been unable to even go visit the store one last time. The good news is that Jay, the owner of Holy Mountain, now works for Josey's and Jay is the type of guy who remembers regular customers and what they like. That's a rarity these days. There was no other place in Tulsa that offered what Holy Mountain had, nothing even came close and I worried about that.

When I arrived to Josey's the first order of business was to walk around the aisles to get a feel for the place. Even though the space is renovated and has a clean, crisp look to it, still, there was the smell that I immediately noticed. The smell of old records I mean and I breathed that smell in for several minutes as I just walked around and taking in what selection they had. That smell is a good thing by the way. It's an odor that conveys comfort to me.

Having taken the atmosphere in I chose a random section of the rock alphabet and got to work. Time slipped away and lost all meaning as I flipped through the bins with my head down. Slowly but surely I began to gather a few albums at a time and would periodically journey over to the listening station (comprised of three record players with headphones) and see what I had found. Not all of them made the cut but I was beginning to find some gems.

After several trips to the listening station what emerged was a pattern of music from 1978 to 1985. That appeared to be what I was focusing on even though when I had arrived I had no clear idea of what I would be looking for. When I had begun my search I had a thought of just buying a few things but by now I realized that I had almost enough music for a podcast episode of Ten For Tuesday so I dug in and continued to search. I mean why stop short right? Better to make it happen at this point. Go big or go home or insert your own overused cliche as needed.

Eventually I realized that I had been there for close to three hours and knew that I needed to pay up and run some errands before my wife started calling asking where I was. What I ended up with was two albums I had owned on cassette back in the day, two from artists whose music I had listened to and liked, a German compilation of Australian bands and three from bands I had never heard of before. Check out the complete list at the end of the column and wait for the podcast episode in about a month or so. Hey, it takes time to digitize music and it's not like I don't already have enough music already prepared for seven episodes waiting to go. This one will probably leapfrog most of them though. Probably.



Red Rockers - Schizophrenic Circus 1984
Scandal - Self Titled EP 1982
Raging Fire - A Family Thing 1985
Rock Paket - Australien 1982
Tuff Darts - Self Titled 1978
Any Trouble - Where Are All The Nice Girls 1980
The Police - Reggatta de Blanc 1979
Jason & The Scorchers - Lost & Found 1985

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Thursday, March 30, 2017

notmovingpictures Episode 53: Concerts, Flooding In Peru and Kola Inglesa

I decided to throw together a brief episode to offer a break from my conversation with Aaron. Do not fear, there is more to come on that front, and soon. For if you choose you can hear me rambling on about my computer situation addressed, the flooding situation going on in Peru and my recent family trip that ended up at Pops, a cultural spot on Route 66 and some upcoming concerts I'd like to attend. Oh yeah, and the idea that I could be working on new music in the near future. Now excuse me while I get back to watching Jason Bourne.



Opening music: Alloy - Live To See The Day
Closing music: Superchunk - In Between Days

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Ten For Tuesday Episode 110

There are a few concerts I hope to attend in the coming months, the first of which is Prong, Sepultura and Testament, none of which I have ever seen before. That was enough to be the impetus for this episode. There's a lot of thrash going on in this one, hope you can stomach it. I can.



Metal Church - Needle And Suture
Metallica - Atlas, Rise!
Anthrax - For All Kings
Testament - Brotherhood Of The Snake
Sepultura - Resistant Parasites
Prong - Ice Runs Through My Veins
Sinner - Battle Hill
KXM - Breakout
Thunder - Rip It Up
Last In Line - Starmaker

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

notmovingpictures Episode 052: Aaron Hlusko part 2

Part two of my conversation with Aaron is all about music. First we talk about the songs we have done then venture into the reality of how some bands can change their songs as time goes by and have their fans be perfectly okay with it while others cannot. As well, some bands can experiment with different ideas and sounds while others remain trapped in what they have created. Strange how this happens. Rush, Iron Maiden, Smashing Pumpkins, Twisted Sister and more get discussed. I also offer up my definition of what hair metal really is/was. Finally, we delve into the idea of selling out and the episode ends in mid thought of Metallica. Do not fear, it will continue on in part three.



Opening music: Alloy - Live To See The Day
Closing music - Smashing Pumpkins - One And All

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

notmovingpictures Episode 051: Aaron Hlusko part 1

A few weeks ago I sat down with my friend Aaron and I recorded over three hours of our conversation. This is the first part. Aaron is the guy who plays the music that I put my lyrics to, so of course we started off talking about music, specifically some upcoming concerts in our area. That led to talking about drunks, Aaron's hometown of Huntington, WV, work and then we cycled back to music, this time our stuff. Music is a theme in life that we share albeit in different ways.



Opening music: Alloy - Live To See The Day
Closing music: Local H - Cool Magnet

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Ten For Tuesday Episode 109

Ruts DC - Psychic Attack
Conmen - Beat Me Up
Tom Grrrl - Glue Sniffer
Big Kids - Let's Make More Plans
Shonen Knife - Jump Into The ew World
5 6 7 8s - I'm Blue
Drops - Unknown Song
Alejandro Escovedo - Horizontal
The Beat featuring Ranking Roger - Avoid The Obvious
The Surpressors - Jump Up Girl



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Saturday, February 25, 2017

notmovingpictures Episode 050: Can You Define What Fake News Is?

Once more I journey into the land of the solo episode where I ponder on upcoming changes at work, reviewing zines for zinenation.org, the alien idea that the only political party a Christian can belong to is Republican, the false idea that God loves the U.S. better than the rest of the world and the truth that Donald Trump doesn't know what fake news means.



Opening music: Alloy - Live To See The Day
Closing music: Ruts DC - Psychic Attack

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Ten For Tuesday Episode 108

Real Life - Send Me An Angel
Berlin - The Metro
The Human League - The Lebanon
Missing Persons - Walking In LA
Modern English - Someones Calling
Midnight Oil - Beds Are Burning
The Outfield - Say It Isn't So
Simple Minds - Alive And Kicking
The Fixx - Red Skies
The Hooters - All You Zombies



Ten For Tuesday is a podcast dedicated to playing the music I couldn't find anywhere else. The music I like varies from style to style, genre to genre and era to era. You will hear punk, ska, rock, Americana, metal, country, rockabilly and more from all over the world. It doesn't matter if it's a major label or indie as long as I like it then it gets played. The motto is Less Talk More Music which means you won't hear me waxing poetic for fifteen minutes between songs. At TFT its all about the music...and me of course.

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Blog: www.notmovingpictures.blogspot.com
Old Episodes can be found by going to www.archive.org and searching for Ten For Tuesday

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Ten For Tuesday Episode 107

Gang Of Four - Damaged Goods
Killing Joke - Eighties
The Ruts - Babylons Burning
Stiff Little Fingers - Alternative Ulster
PIL - Public Image
X-Ray Spex - The Day The World Turned Day-Glo
Jim Carroll Band - City Drops Into The Night
The Fall - No Bulbs
Joy Division - Disorder
The Call - I Don't Wanna



Ten For Tuesday is a podcast dedicated to playing the music I couldn't find anywhere else. The music I like varies from style to style, genre to genre and era to era. You will hear punk, ska, rock, Americana, metal, country, rockabilly and more from all over the world. It doesn't matter if it's a major label or indie as long as I like it then it gets played. The motto is Less Talk More Music which means you won't hear me waxing poetic for fifteen minutes between songs. At TFT its all about the music...and me of course.

Email: tenfortuesday@gmail.com Twitter:@notmovingpics
Blog: www.notmovingpictures.blogspot.com

Old Episodes can be found by going to www.archive.org and searching for Ten For Tuesday

Written and Published by Don Leach. May not be used without permission from the author.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

notmovingpictures Episode 049: Four Years Of This Crap?

The focus of this episode is the Executive Orders and the Presidential Memorandums that Donald Trump made in roughly his first week as President. The lesson I learned in recording this episode is to be better prepared. Notes are fine and all but a good outline would have made it go so much smoother. As it was I had to do a ton of editing and since I was under a time constraint I can only hope I made my points in a somewhat sensible order. The thing is though, not one day after I recorded it Trump and his cabinet of imbeciles have made what I talked about seem tame in comparison. Can we really survive four years of this? Only time will tell.



Opening music: Alloy - Live To See The Day Closing music: Prong - Ice Runs Through My Veins

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Ten For Tuesday Episode: Episode 106

Edit: Somehow the wrong file got uploaded so that has been fixed. Also, I am aware that I say episode 105 in the podcast. That is because after recording the file was unavailable to me and I had to do another episode in it's place. Perhaps I'll fix it one day in a bog brother overdub sort of way.

This is yet another continuation of episode 103, the third in a row featuring music from the late 70s to the early 80s and it's just more great music. This time I opted to only speak once at the very beginning so you got that going for ya.



Devo - Beautiful World
Wall Of Voodoo - Mexican Radio
Elvis Costello - Watching The Detectives
The Specials - A Message To You, Rudy
The Police - Message In A Bottle
The Cars - Just What I Needed
INXS - Don't Change
The Fixx - Stand Or Fall
Midnight Oil - Dead Heart
The Ruts - Staring At The Rude Boys

Ten For Tuesday is a podcast dedicated to playing the music I couldn't find anywhere else. The music I like varies from style to style, genre to genre and era to era. You will hear punk, ska, rock, Americana, metal, country, rockabilly and more from all over the world. It doesn't matter if it's a major label or indie as long as I like it then it gets played. The motto is Less Talk More Music which means you won't hear me waxing poetic for fifteen minutes between songs. At TFT its all about the music...and me of course. Email: tenfortuesday@gmail.com Twitter:@notmovingpics Blog: www.notmovingpictures.blogspot.com Old Episodes can be found by going to www.archive.org and searching for Ten For Tuesday

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Saturday, January 14, 2017

notmovingpictures Episode 048: Mass Shootings and Back Tracking On Campaign Promises

I was up late, my mind on several things, so I decided to go ahead and record something at the risk of sounding sleep deprived and not very lucid. Normally when news breaks I give it some time for things to settle down before I weigh in. That way some of the hype has died down and a modicum of common sense can be appreciated. Sometimes. On this night though I felt like talking about the Ft Lauderdale Airport shooting as well as Donald Trump backing out of another of his campaign promises, as was to be expected. He's a conman who tricked his way into the presidency. He just told bigger lies than the career politicians.



Opening music: Alloy - Live To See The Day
Closing music: Vox Populi - Everything

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Written and Published by Don Leach. May not be used without permission from the author.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Ten For Tuesday Episode 105

I had plans to have this episode ready so that I could upload it while I was in Peru. That didn't happen thanks to less than dependable Wi-Fi, tourist illness and a lot of other things. But now I am back in the U.S. and hopefully the illness is behind me so it's time to catch up on everything I've left waiting in the wings. The good news is I got a ton of Peruvian punk and metal while down there so soon I'll be digitizing it for future episodes. As for this one, well it's an eclectic mix so show it some love, alright?



The Black Black - The Plan Is There Is No Plan
Low Fat Getting High - No More Feeling
The Zig Zags - Sunken City
Chuck Prophet - Alex Nieto
The Smithereens - Sorry
Teenage Fanclub - Loves Taken Over
Soul Asylum - When I See You
Bob Mould - Hanging Tree
Erica Freas - Please Go Walk In The Rain
Colin Hay - I Want You Back

Ten For Tuesday is a podcast dedicated to playing the music I couldn't find anywhere else. The music I like varies from style to style, genre to genre and era to era. You will hear punk, ska, rock, Americana, metal, country, rockabilly and more from all over the world. It doesn't matter if it's a major label or indie as long as I like it then it gets played. The motto is Less Talk More Music which means you won't hear me waxing poetic for fifteen minutes between songs. At TFT its all about the music...and me of course.

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Monday, January 9, 2017

Staring At The Stars

Charles, Tommy and me, the three of us decided to get an apartment together while in college. Tommy knew Charles from high school, they graduated in the same class and though I knew Charles I didn’t really know him. Tommy well, that was another thing entirely. He was my best friend, my brother from other parents. I was two years ahead of both of them and had spent those two years off and on in college occasionally going to class.

The place we found to live in was in the southern part of Tahlequah just off of highway 62. There was a small cluster of one story apartments, two to a building, all around each other and we got one with a standard three month lease. On the other side of us were these girls from Tri-Sigma sorority whom I passively tried to impress by playing my music loud and by laying on the hood of Tommy’s car at night where I would stare at the stars. I was young and dumb, what do you expect?

The question to ask though is did it work? Did I impress them? Since they never spoke to me or even acknowledged my existence I would say no. Overall the Tri-Sigs were known to be a bit stuck up so perhaps it wasn’t totally an indication of my lack of importance on the social scale. Yeah, I can’t even keep a straight face as I type that bull. I wasn’t anybody that mattered in their world. I was just a nothing occasionally seen but never heard.

My personality consisted of being a nervous bundle of insecurity with a bad self-image and very low self-esteem. A single “Hi” from one of them would have made my year.  A smile accompanying that “Hi” would have had me walking on heights I’d never known. They didn’t owe me anything of course and that is exactly what they gave. After all these years I cannot recall any of their names but I’m sure I knew who they were then.

But those nights spent on the hood of Tommy’s car, now they were worth remembering. Staring at the stars made me realize how small and insignificant we all were in the grand scheme of things. It wasn’t just me feeling the way I did. Somewhere else another person could be having the same thoughts, doubts and dreams as me. Those stars and the night sky made anything seem possible. Childhood sci-fi dreams lived on in my vivid imagination as I stared upward. The future was infinite. Maybe there was somebody out there that would actually like me for me. I’m talking of the female persuasion here.

What wasn’t infinite however was our time in that apartment. Before the three month lease was up Charles deserted Tommy and me. He found a better deal I guess. Tommy and I ended up moving into a two bedroom cabin with our friends Gary and Chris in a speed trap little speck of a town west of Tahlequah named Hulbert. It turned out to be a better deal for us too. No rent or utilities and only a minor infestation of field mice. And when I say minor I’m understating it on a grand level but it was okay considering everything else.

That part of Tahlequah we lived in is very different today. The city expanded and grew and that little area disappeared, consumed by the ever growing hunger of big business and the expanding economy of a college town. Where we spent those three short months no longer exists except in my memories. I wonder if anybody else who lived there remembers that place. Even if it is just an occasional thought every few years or so, it still counts.

Written and Published by Don Leach. May not be used without permission from the author.