Self Help Radio 9/21/21: Borders

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Tue, 09/21/2021 - 12:00am to 3:00am
Self Help Radio 092121: Borders


When the host of Self Help Radio was a child, he somehow came to believe that railroad tracks were the borders of cities.  It seemed logical to him that a city would be encircled with railroad tracks.  As such, whenever he was in a car, & the car went over railroad tracks, he would think, "I'm in another city!"

One day, he said it out loud, & his caring family, in the car with him, asked him what he meant.  He explained it, & in that kind way a loving family will gently correct a child who has misunderstood, they said to him, "That's not true, dumbass."  & he learned not to talk about the things he thought about with his family ever.

Perhaps that's where his radio show about borders was first conceived, but howsoever it happened, it was this week's episode Self Help Radio.  In addition to the songs listed below, you'll also hear an interview with an actual border guard; with a man who is suing the bookstore Borders; & with a geographer who specializes in solving border issues.  As well, the show's resident cinephile Chuck comes on to talk about films that feature borders.  The show is thus delineated much as a map might be.

Please be kind to children & their wayward notions!  Otherwise they might become disc jockeys!

(Image of the borders of Portland neighborhoods behind the SHR logo from here.)

Episode Playlist

  • Time
    12:07
    Artist
    Richard & Linda Thompson
    Song
    When I Get To Te Border
    Album
    I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight
    Label
    Universal-Island Records Ltd.
  • Time
    12:08
    Artist
    Dave Alvin
    Song
    Border Radio
    Album
    Romeo's Escape
    Label
    Epic
  • Time
    12:12
    Artist
    Camper Van Chadbourne
    Song
    Tennessee Border
    Album
    Revenge Of Camper Van Chadbourne
    Label
    Knitting Factory
  • Time
    12:22
    Artist
    Fats Domino
    Song
    South Of The Border
    Album
    Out Of New Orleans
    Label
    Bear Family
  • Time
    12:25
    Artist
    Kris Kristofferson
    Song
    Border Lord
    Album
    Border Lord
    Label
    Monument
  • Time
    12:28
    Artist
    Astronauts, Etc.
    Song
    The Border
    Album
    Living In Symbol
    Label
    Company
  • Time
    12:33
    Artist
    Bomb The Bass
    Song
    If You Reach The Border
    Album
    Clear
    Label
    4th & Broadway
  • Time
    12:37
    Artist
    Nicolas Godin
    Song
    The Border
    Album
    Concrete & Glass
    Label
    Because
  • Time
    12:51
    Artist
    Colenso Parade
    Song
    Down By The Border
    Album
    Glentoran
    Label
    Fire
  • Time
    12:54
    Artist
    Resistance Revival Chorus
    Song
    Border Song
    Album
    This Joy
    Label
    Righteous Babe Records
  • Time
    12:57
    Artist
    Professor Pez
    Song
    Back To The Border
    Album
    Hordaland
    Label
    Galant
  • Time
    1:02
    Artist
    Eek-A-Mouse
    Song
    Border Patrol
    Album
    U-Neek
    Label
    Peace Posse
  • Time
    1:08
    Artist
    The Rosebuds
    Song
    Border Guards
    Album
    Life Like
    Label
    Merge
  • Time
    1:21
    Artist
    The Edsel Auctioneer
    Song
    Borderline
    Album
    Starfish - Single
    Label
    DFA
  • Time
    1:25
    Artist
    The Fat White Family
    Song
    Borderline
    Album
    Champagne Holocaust
    Label
    Fat Possum
  • Time
    1:28
    Artist
    The Spectors
    Song
    Borderline
    Album
    Ooh Aah Aah
    Label
    Noisesome Recordings
  • Time
    1:32
    Artist
    The Zombies
    Song
    Beyond The Borderline
    Album
    Still Got That Hunger
    Label
    Cherry Red Records
  • Time
    1:35
    Artist
    Rosalie Sorrels
    Song
    Borderline Heart
    Album
    Borderline Heart
    Label
    Green Linnet
  • Time
    1:47
    Artist
    Big Country
    Song
    Over The Border
    Album
    Restless Natives & Rarities
    Label
    Mercury
  • Time
    1:52
    Artist
    Mekons
    Song
    Slightly South Of The Border
    Album
    The Edge Of The World
    Label
    Quarterstick Records
  • Time
    1:57
    Artist
    June Tabor
    Song
    The Border Widow's Lament
    Album
    An Echo Of Hooves
    Label
    Topic
  • Time
    2:03
    Artist
    The Mighty Diamonds
    Song
    Screechie Cross The Border
    Album
    Bust Out
    Label
    VP
  • Time
    2:07
    Artist
    Neville Staple & Sugary Staple
    Song
    The Border (feat. Roddy Radiation)
    Album
    Rude Rebels
    Label
    Cleopatra Records
  • Time
    2:18
    Artist
    Tim Buckley
    Song
    Down By The Borderline
    Album
    Starsailor
    Label
    Warner Bros
  • Time
    2:23
    Artist
    Little Feat
    Song
    Down Below The Borderline
    Album
    The Last Record Album
    Label
    Rhino/Warner Records
  • Time
    2:27
    Artist
    Sally Seltmann
    Song
    On The Borderline
    Album
    Heart That's Pounding
    Label
    Shock
  • Time
    2:32
    Artist
    Pepper Island
    Song
    Borderline
    Album
    Popular !
    Label
    Atmospheriques
  • Time
    2:36
    Artist
    AJ Davila Y Terror Amor
    Song
    Borderline
    Album
    Beibi
    Label
    Burger
  • Time
    2:44
    Artist
    Swell Maps
    Song
    Border Country
    Album
    ... In "Jane From Occupied Europe"
    Label
    Rough Trade
  • Time
    2:47
    Artist
    Fred Frith
    Song
    The Border
    Album
    Step Across The Border
    Label
    RecRec
  • Time
    2:51
    Artist
    Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros
    Song
    At The Border, Guy
    Album
    Global A Go-Go
    Label
    Hellcat
  • Time
    2:58
    Artist
    Caulbearers
    Song
    Burst Through The Borders
    Album
    Burst Through The Borders - Single
    Label
    Single Cell Recordings

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