This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio # 1231 (2024)

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April gathers her belongings and looks around the room one last time. As she prepares to leave, she is tempted to flash a middle finger at the room. The urge passes. The regrets will pass. They'll linger for a little bit, sure. That's the nature of regret. But the regrets will pass when they're ready to pass.

April sighs. Before the regrets, there had been such promise. Dreams. Hope. The magic of love and art and music. And then...disappointments. Disagreements. Bad luck. Bad faith. Bad decisions. Moments of light compromised by unwelcome shade. Promise gave way know.

April pauses. She glances outside her window. Rain. Of course. She has an umbrella, but...rain, damn it! She shivers. She turns out the light and moves toward the door.

April stops. And April muses. Showers bring flowers.

April wonders: Does the sun really shine someplace else? The sun eventually peeks through clouds, even here, in this home where goals fell short and regret won the day.

For now.

April sets down her things. She switches the light back on. The glare is unforgiving at first. Her eyes adjust. Her will adjusts as well.

She will give it another month. April will become May, and then June if she is able. A rose by any name, what can bloom will bloom, what can shine will shine, for whatever time it has. She will seek that bloom, the warmth of that shine. With regret at her heels, April...May...will keep trying anyway.

And so will we.

This is what rock 'n' roll sounded like on another Sunday night in Syracuse this week.

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TIRnRR# 1231: 4/28/2024

TIRnRRFRESH SPINS!Tracks we think we ain't played before are listed inbold.

DAVE WOODARD: I Used To Be Cool [2024] (Kool Kat Musik, Get It Good)

THE ARMOIRES: We Absolutely Mean It (Big Stir, single)

THE BEVIS FROND: Heat (Fire, Focus On Nature)

DONNA SUMMER: Hot Stuff (Casablanca, Summer: The Original Hits)

LITTLE BITS: Girl, Give Me Love (Arf! Arf!, VA: Yeah Yeah Yeah)


AMY RIGBY: Dylan In Dubuque (Tapete, single)

THE FLAMES: I Can't Help Myself (Fresh Music, Ummm! Ummm! Oh Yeah!!!/That's Enough)

THE FOUR TOPS: Standing In The Shadows Of Love (Motown, The Ultimate Collection)

ANTON BARBEAU: Waiting On The Radio (n/a, Morgenmusik/Nachtschlager)

THE VINTAGE YELL: She Loves You (Mesquite St, Set 1)

THE POSIES: I'm Looking Through You (MOJO, VA: Beatlemania Vol. 1)



THE SATELLITERS: Go Away (Dionysus, Hashish)

POP CO-OP: Misfits (single)

THE CLICK BEETLES: If Not Now Then When (Futureman, Pop Fossil)

OSCAR TONEY JR: Ain't That True Love (Westside, Oscar's Winners)


LYNDA MANDOLYN: Billet Doux (single)

TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS: American Girl (MCA, Anthology: Through The Years)

TOOTS AND THE MAYTALS: Pressure Drop (Island, Time Tough)

THE SMITHEREENS: Don't Look Down (Sunset Blvd, The Lost Album)

THE CHEETAHS: Radio-Active (Cherry Red, VA: Revolt Into Style 1979)


THE CHRISVANDELAY PROJECT: Better Than Before (single)

TELEVISION: See No Evil (Elektra, Marquee Moon)

THE LOLLIPOP SHOPPE: You Must Be A Witch (Rhino, VA: Nuggets)

KURSAAL FLYERS: Television Generation (Rhino, VA: DIY: Teenage Kicks)

MONOGROOVE: I Think Of You (n/a, The Flip Side)

ALLAH LAS: Better Than Mine (Innovative Leisure, Worship The Sun)


THE SELECTER: On My Radio (EMI, Greatest Hits)

ALTERED IMAGES: I Could Be Happy (Hip-O, VA: New Wave: Gold)

LYRES: You Won't Be Sad Anymore (Matador, Lyres Lyres)

AMOEBA TEEN: Just Not That Into You (Big Stir, Amoeba Teen)

THE HALF CUBES: The Girl (Big Stir, single)

THE APPLES IN STEREO: That's Something I Do (spinART, Velocity Of Sound)


The Greatest Record Ever Made!

THE MONKEES: The Door Into Summer (Rhino, Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones, Ltd.)

ARROGANCE: Praying Mantis (Gaff Music, The 5' 11" Album)

THE FLASHCUBES: Make Something Happen (Northside, Flashcubes Forever)

ASTROPUPPEES: On My Way (Manatee, Sugar Beat)

WONDERBOY: Girl Songs (n/a, Hero Isle)


ROXANNE FONTANA: Daydream In The Dark Night (single)


THE CYNZ: Just A Boy (Jem, Little Miss Lost)

GAME THEORY: Never Mind (Omnivore, The Big Shot Chronicles)

DEAN LANDEW: Job (single)

THE PRIMITIVES: Thru The Flowers (RCA, Lovely)


PAUL COLLINS: In Another World (Jem, Stand Back And Take A Good Look)

THE BABLERS: Thinking Of You (Big Stir, single)

THE RAMONES: Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue (Rhino, Ramones)

MIKE BROWNING: Just One Day (single)

THE BEACH BOYS: Girl Don't Tell Me (Capitol, Today!/Summer Days [And Summer Nights!!])

KISS: Shout It Out Loud (Mercury, Destroyer)

THE BEATLES: I Should Have Known Better (Apple, A Hard Day's Night)


THE KINKS: Till The End Of The Day (Sanctuary, The Anthology 1964-1971)

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