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Mystery Roach Celebrates Five Years

On Saturday, Nov. 17, Mystery Roach will be celebrating its 5th anniversary. The show began on Nov. 17, 2007 as a study of 1960s and 1970s Progressive, Garage, Fusion, Psychedelic, and noise on Saturday mornings.  As the things evolved, guests became a part of the show.  I’ve welcomed an eclectic mix of  interesting people from around NCSU’s campus and the Triangle over the past 5 years. We’ve had conversations about beer, insects, bee keeping, educational films, movie soundtracks, ultra-cold neutrons, the suburbs, the roots of punk music, the Mellotron, roller derby, fungus, hot peppers, comic books, oysters, citizen science, censorship, and more. Frank Stasio has even stopped by as part of his parole agreement.

I will be celebrating the 5th anniversary quietly.  No guests in the studio.  I’ll play some of my favorite songs from over the years and read some emails.  Be a part of the show by calling the Mystery Roach Hotline (919-322-8863), posting on the Facebook Fan Page, or sending an email. What do you like about the show? What do you hate about it? What do you do whilst listening to the show? Is it part of your Saturday ritual? Do you have ideas for themes or guests?  Have you noticed any trends over the years?

Thanks for listening. I’m still amazed when I meet excited fans around town.

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Fifth Annual Mystery Roach Covers Show: 8/25/2012

The Fifth Annual Mystery Roach Covers Show is here! On Saturday, August 25, I’ll be playing original tracks from the 50s, 60s or 70s along with a cover version from any decade and style.

If you have any requests or suggestions, post them here, on the Facebook fan page, or email them to me.

Below are the playlists from the previous four years to give you an idea of what this year’s show will be like.

Tune in to Mystery Roach every Saturday from 8-10am on WKNC for Progressive, Fusion, Psychedelic, Garage and noise from the 60s and 70s. (The 50s are fair game for the cover show as well.)

Cheers.

La Barba Rossa

2011 Show

Artist Song
Joan Jett And The Blackhearts Crimson And Clover
Tommy James And The Shondells Crimson And Clover
Butthole Surfers Earthquake
The 13th Floor Elevators Earthquake
Modest Mouse Sleepwalking
Santo And Johnny Sleepwalking
David Bowie Don’t Bring Me Down
The Pretty Things Don’t Bring Me Down
Raging Slab Pot Head Pixies
Gong The Pothead Pixies
The Black Keys Grown So Ugly
Captian Beefheart Grown So Ugly
Phish Peaches En Regalia
Frank Zappa Peaches En Regalia
The Ramones I Can’t Control Myself
The Troggs I Can’t Control Myself
Fishbone Freddy’s Dead
Curtis Mayfield Freddie’s Dead
Primus Silly Putty
Stanley Clarke Silly Putty
The Residents Little Sister
Elvis Presley Little Sister
The Clash Brand New Cadillac
Vince Taylor And The Playboys Brand New Cadillac
Tom Waits Alright With Me
Nat King Cole And Ella Fitzgerald Alright With Me
Bangor Flying Circus Norwegian Wood
The Beatles Norwegian Wood

2010 Show

Song Artist
You’re Lost Little Girl 69 Eyes
You’re Lost Little Girl The Doors
Shapes Of Things Rush
Shapes Of Things The Yardbirds
21st Century Schizoid Man Maynard James Keenan
21st Century Schizoid Man King Crimson
So Sad About Us The Breeders
So Sad About Us The Who
Dancing In The Moonlight The Smashing Pumkins
Dancing In The Moonlight Thin Lizzy
Bright Lit Blue Skies Ariel Pinks Haunted Graffiti
Bright Lit Blue Skies The Rockin Ramrods
Tippie-toes Primus
Tippie-toes The Meters
King Kong Meridian Arts Ensemble
King Kong Frank Zappa
America Yes
America Paul Simon
Splash 1 Bongwater
Splash 1 13th Floor Elevators
Ballad Of Hollis Brown Iggy Pop and the Stooges
Ballad Of Hollis Briwn Bob Dylan
Interstellar Overdrive Camper Van Beethoven
Interstellar Overdrive Pink Floyd

2009 Show

Song Artist
Return Of Jackie And Judy Tom Waits
Judy Is A Punk Ramones
Li’l Red Riding Hood Meteors
Li’l Red Riding Hood Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs
Sinister Exaggerator Primus
Sinister Exaggerator Residents
Sally Go Round The Roses The Great Society
Sally Go Round The Roses Jaynetts
Ready-Mades Yo La Tengo
Ready-Mades Bonzo Dog Band
Chunga’s Revenge Frank Zappa
Chunga’s Revenge Grotan Project
Love Buzz Nirvana
Love Buzz The Shocking Blue
You Don’t Own Me Rasputina
You Don’t Own Me Lesley Gore
Good Guys Don’t Wear White Minor Threat
Good Guys Don’t Wear White The Standells
Farmer John Neil Young And Crazy Hourse
Farmer John The Premiers
Masculine Intuition Rocket From The Crypt
Masculine Intuition The Music Machine
Mushroom Jesus And Mary Chain
Mushroom Can
Cross-eyed Mary Iron Maiden
Cross-eyed Mary Jethro Tull
21st Century Schizoid Man April Wine
21st Century Schizoid Man King Crimson

2008 Show

Song Artist
The Dolphins Beth Orton
The Dolphins Fred Neil
Here She Comes Now Nirvana
Here She Comes Now Velvet Underground
China Girl David Bowie
China Girl Iggy Pop
People Are Strange Twiztid
People Are Strange The Doors
Sympathy For The Devil Brian Ferry
Sympathy For The Devil Rolling Stones
Happy Together Frank Zappa
Happy Together The Turtles
War Pigs Alice Donut
War Pigs Black Sabbath
Have A Cigar Primus
Have A Cigar Pink Floyd
Steppin Stone Minor Threat
Steppin Stone The Monkees
Pictures Of Matchstick Men Camper Van Beethoven
Pictures Of Matchstick Men Status Quo
Happiness Is A Warm Gun The Breeders
Happiness Is A Warm Gun The Beatles
I Fought The Law The Clash
I Fiought the Law The Bobby Fuller Four
Ring Of Fire Social Distortion
Ring Of Fire Johnny Cash
I Put A Spell On You CCR
I Put a Spell on You Screamin Jay Hawkins
Higer Ground Red Hot Chili Peppers
Higher Ground Stevie Wonder
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A Discussion of Oysters on Mystery Roach, 11/19/11

Tune in to Mystery Roach this coming Saturday, Nov. 19, from 8-10 a.m. for a discussion about oysters.  The conversation will cover their biological history and underwater soundscapes with MEAS graduate student Ashlee Lillis, and their cultural/economic history with historian Matthew Booker (Both from NC State). I will add cooking tips throughout the show and playing songs loosely based on an ocean theme. (Still up in the air about Octopus’s Garden. Sorry, Ringo.)

Get in on the conversation (musically and otherwise) by calling the Mystery Roach Hotline (919-322-8863), posting on the Facebook Fan Page, or sending an email.

Talk to you then.

La Barba Rossa

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Mystery Roach Celebrates Four Years

On Saturday, Nov. 12, Mystery Roach will be celebrating its 4th anniversary.  Since the first broadcast on Nov. 17, 2007, the show has explored 1960s and 1970s Progressive, Garage, Fusion, Psychedelic, and noise every Saturday morning from 8-10 a.m.  Additionally, La Barba Rossa, the show’s host, has welcomed an eclectic mix of guests from around NCSU’s campus and around the Triangle.  There have been conversations about beer, ants, film, the suburbs, the Mellotron, roller derby, fungus, hot peppers, comic books, censorship, and more. Frank Stasio has even stopped by for beard care advice.

Be part of the show by calling the Mystery Roach Hotline (919-322-8863), posting on the Facebook Fan Page, or sending an email. What do you like about the show? What do you hate about it? Have you noticed any trends over the years? What do you do whilst listening to the show? Is it part of your Saturday ritual? Do you have any requests?

Thanks for listening over the years!

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Fourth Annual Mystery Roach Covers Show: 8/27/2011

The Fourth Annual Mystery Roach Covers Show is coming soon! On Saturday, August 28, I’ll be playing original tracks from the 50s, 60s or 70s along with a cover version from any decade and style.

If you have any requests or suggestions, post them here, on the Facebook fan page, or email them to me.

Below are the playlists from the previous three years to give you an idea of what this year’s show will be like.

Tune in to Mystery Roach every Saturday from 8-10am on WKNC for Progressive, Fusion, Psychedelic, Garage and noise from the 60s and 70s. (The 50s are fair game for the cover show as well.)

Cheers.

La Barba Rossa

2010 Show

Song Artist
You’re Lost Little Girl 69 Eyes
You’re Lost Little Girl The Doors
Shapes Of Things Rush
Shapes Of Things The Yardbirds
21st Century Schizoid Man Maynard James Keenan
21st Century Schizoid Man King Crimson
So Sad About Us The Breeders
So Sad About Us The Who
Dancing In The Moonlight The Smashing Pumkins
Dancing In The Moonlight Thin Lizzy
Bright Lit Blue Skies Ariel Pinks Haunted Graffiti
Bright Lit Blue Skies The Rockin Ramrods
Tippie-toes Primus
Tippie-toes The Meters
King Kong Meridian Arts Ensemble
King Kong Frank Zappa
America Yes
America Paul Simon
Splash 1 Bongwater
Splash 1 13th Floor Elevators
Ballad Of Hollis Brown Iggy Pop and the Stooges
Ballad Of Hollis Briwn Bob Dylan
Interstellar Overdrive Camper Van Beethoven
Interstellar Overdrive Pink Floyd

2009 Show

Song Artist
Return Of Jackie And Judy Tom Waits
Judy Is A Punk Ramones
Li’l Red Riding Hood Meteors
Li’l Red Riding Hood Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs
Sinister Exaggerator Primus
Sinister Exaggerator Residents
Sally Go Round The Roses The Great Society
Sally Go Round The Roses Jaynetts
Ready-Mades Yo La Tengo
Ready-Mades Bonzo Dog Band
Chunga’s Revenge Frank Zappa
Chunga’s Revenge Grotan Project
Love Buzz Nirvana
Love Buzz The Shocking Blue
You Don’t Own Me Rasputina
You Don’t Own Me Lesley Gore
Good Guys Don’t Wear White Minor Threat
Good Guys Don’t Wear White The Standells
Farmer John Neil Young And Crazy Hourse
Farmer John The Premiers
Masculine Intuition Rocket From The Crypt
Masculine Intuition The Music Machine
Mushroom Jesus And Mary Chain
Mushroom Can
Cross-eyed Mary Iron Maiden
Cross-eyed Mary Jethro Tull
21st Century Schizoid Man April Wine
21st Century Schizoid Man King Crimson

2008 Show

Song Artist
The Dolphins Beth Orton
The Dolphins Fred Neil
Here She Comes Now Nirvana
Here She Comes Now Velvet Underground
China Girl David Bowie
China Girl Iggy Pop
People Are Strange Twiztid
People Are Strange The Doors
Sympathy For The Devil Brian Ferry
Sympathy For The Devil Rolling Stones
Happy Together Frank Zappa
Happy Together The Turtles
War Pigs Alice Donut
War Pigs Black Sabbath
Have A Cigar Primus
Have A Cigar Pink Floyd
Steppin Stone Minor Threat
Steppin Stone The Monkees
Pictures Of Matchstick Men Camper Van Beethoven
Pictures Of Matchstick Men Status Quo
Happiness Is A Warm Gun The Breeders
Happiness Is A Warm Gun The Beatles
I Fought The Law The Clash
I Fiought the Law The Bobby Fuller Four
Ring Of Fire Social Distortion
Ring Of Fire Johnny Cash
I Put A Spell On You CCR
I Put a Spell on You Screamin Jay Hawkins
Higer Ground Red Hot Chili Peppers
Higher Ground Stevie Wonder
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Mystery Roach T-Shirt Contest Winners

The winners of the Mystery Roach t-shirt contest have been chosen. Congratulations to Cliff S. and Mark S.!

Many entered, but only two were deemed edible by a couple of chickens. If you did not win, but you would like a shirt, send an email to La Barba Rossa for more information.

Click here to watch the Mystery Roach T-Shirt Contest selection process.

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A/V Geek Returns to Mystery Roach with Novelty Songs, 11/20

This Saturday, 11/20/2010, A/V Geeks founder Skip Elsheimer dredges deep into the mucky recesses of our collective pop culture subconscious to find some of his favorite novelty songs. (His words.) In addition to the joke songs we all know and love(They’re Coming To TakeMe Away, Junk Food Junkie) and parody songs (Another One Rides the Bus, 99 Dead Baboons), we’ll be listening to songs
that reflect the fads of the day (The Streak, Convoy, Pac Man Fever), odd 70s patriotic rap songs, answer songs and more!

Tune in Saturday morning, 8-10am.

Talk to you then.

-La Barba Rossa

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Banned Books on Mystery Roach: 9/25/2010

Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read is an annual American Library Association event observed during the last week of September.  Banned Books Week celebrates free and open access to information and intellectual freedom.  NCSU Libraries celebrates this annual event with Banned Books Soundwave,  a website offering sound clips of excerpts from banned books read by members of the NC State community including faculty, administrators, and students.

Marian Fragola, Director of Program Planning and Outreach for NSCU Libraries, will discuss Banned Books Week and the Banned Books Soundwave project on Mystery Roach.  We’ll also listen to some banned songs and hear a few recordings from the Banned Books Soundwave project.  Should be a fun morning.

Tune in, Saturday 9/25/2010, 8-10am.

Talk to you then.

-La Barba Rossa