Self Help Radio

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Airs at: Tue, 06/22/2021 at 12:00am - 3:00am
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Self Help Radio is not a self-help radio show. The confusion is understandable. However, one may help oneself to a weekly examination of a particular theme featuring music, interviews with "experts," & quite possibly things that are "funny." It began in Austin, spent some time in Appalachia, & now gazes lovingly at the giant fir trees in Portland, Oregon. A fellow named Gary hosts it. It's a lot of hooey but sometimes the songs are good.  Find out more infomation about the show at its website, selfhelpradio.net.

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Self Help Radio 6/15/21: Subways Revisited

Airs at: Tue, 06/15/2021 at 12:00am - 3:00am
Produced for Self Help Radio
It's perhaps germane to note that Self Help Radio existed many years before the show found its way to KBOO.  It was on a few different stations in other places wherever host Gary happened to be.  & it was in another place, in August of 2012, that Self Help Radio first explo... Read more

Self Help Radio 6/8/21: On The Moon + Mommyheads Interview

Airs at: Tue, 06/08/2021 at 12:00am - 3:00am
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It's like two radio shows in one! The first hour is an interview with Adam Elk of the Mommyheads along with many Mommyheads tunes & four recordings he made just for the show. The last two hours finds Self Help Radio as the first radio show on the moon.  It was cold & lonel... Read more

Self Help Radio 6/1/21: An Important Show

Airs at: Tue, 06/01/2021 at 12:00am - 3:00am
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Yes, I know, it's a little pathetic to watch me pretend my show is important. I can't even pretend! Most everything I do is unimportant so naturally I wanted to call this "the unimportant show" though that would also be redundant. No, this show was important because I play... Read more

Self Help Radio 5/25/21: IDM - The Early Years

Airs at: Tue, 05/25/2021 at 12:00am - 3:00am
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While I am a big fan of pretty electronica, this show was something of a cheat - I was out of town for the weekend & didn't have the time to be able to put together the regular Self Help Radio experience. IDM stands for "intelligent dance music" & the Wikipedia defines it a... Read more

Self Help Radio 5/18/21: Stones

Airs at: Tue, 05/18/2021 at 12:00am - 3:00am
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  Is it fair to consider a radio show to be "stoned"?  But the show was entirely about stones!  & there wasn't a geologist or petrologist to help!     Lots of songs about stones, chosen from an impossible list - seriously, there were hundreds - so you may not hear your f... Read more

Self Help Radio 5/11/21: Mom

Airs at: Tue, 05/11/2021 at 12:00am - 3:00am
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Hot on the heels of Mother's Day comes a show more informally for Mom. As explained in the show, host Gary lost his mother last year (that's her in the wedding photo there, lightly desecrated with the SHR logo), & a memorial hasn't been possible thanks to the pandemic. But ... Read more

Self Help Radio 5/4/21: Blankets

Airs at: Tue, 05/04/2021 at 12:00am - 3:00am
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Finally! A radio program you can wrapped yourself in to keep warm! Or is that fair? Are radio waves - or sound waves coming from your computer - enough to blanket you in the same way your favorite cover might? Yes, we're overselling a bit. But there's a comfort, surely, in ... Read more

Self Help Radio 4/27/21: Indiepop A To Z # 65

Airs at: Tue, 04/27/2021 at 12:00am - 3:00am
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Every four months of so, Self Help Radio returns to a series begun way back in 2005, when it was a young show on a station in Austin.  It was an attempt to play in alphabetical order artists & bands who fit the genre definition of "indiepop" (the Wikipedia gets it right) pl... Read more

Self Help Radio 4/20/21: Paris

Airs at: Tue, 04/20/2021 at 12:00am - 3:00am
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This was a fun episode. Lots of songs about Paris, a city I have only visited once, but boy did I like it there. I hope to go again. Plus I reconnected with an old friend who married a Frenchman & now lives in Paris.  & I talked with an old friend who's Belgian who loves Pa... Read more

Self Help Radio 4/13/21: A Calm Show

Airs at: Tue, 04/13/2021 at 12:00am - 3:00am
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Could it be, after a year of pandemic, everything is now calm?  No, that's just this radio show.  It's mainly still chaos everywhere. This week on Self Help Radio we calmed the heck down & played tunes about things that are calm.  Sometimes we included things that are cool.... Read more