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Hello. Welcome to Self Help Radio! Please note this is not a self-help radio show. No good advice is available here. No, this show plays music based on a theme (we've covered lots of them) & features wisdom from "experts" who bloviate with panache. The show started in Austin & currently airs in Lexington, Kentucky. Hosted by the forgettable "Gary," a made-up name, probably, it finds subjects almost randomly, explores them recklessly, & forgets them instantly. Except here! On this web page!
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Themes the show will be exploring soon:

012517 Dust
020117 Apples
020817 Valentine's Day 2017: Sweethearts
021517 Are You Ready?

2017 goes a little something like this (hit it!):
January 18, 2017: 1981
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"Don't Let Our Youth Go To Waste" The Modern Lovers from The Original Modern Lovers
"Nothing's Going To Happen" Tall Dwarfs from Three Songs
"Fast Boyfriends" Girls At Our Best! from Pleasure
"Exercise One" Joy Division from Still
"Ceremony" New Order from Ceremony
"The Passion Of Lovers" Bauhaus from Mask
"Spellbound" Siouxsie & The Banshees from Juju
"Charlotte Sometimes" The Cure from Charlotte Sometimes
"Into You Like A Train" The Psychedelic Furs from Talk Talk Talk
"Zoo-Music Girl" The Birthday Party from Prayers On Fire
"Don't Shake Me Lucifer" Roky Erickson & The Aliens from The Evil One
"Leave The Capitol" The Fall from Slates
"Jerkin' Back & Forth" Devo from New Traditionalists
"This Angry Silence" Television Personalities from ...And Don't The Kids Just Love It
"Join The Book Club" George Carlin from A Place For My Stuff!
"Help Me Somebody" Brian Eno & David Byrne from My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts
"This Is Radio Clash" The Clash from This Is Radio Clash
"That's Entertainment" The Jam from That's Entertainment
"The KKK Took My Baby Away" The Ramones from Pleasant Dreams
"That's When I Reach For My Revolver" Mission Of Burma from Signals, Calls, & Marches
"New Lace Sleeves" Elvis Costello & The Attractions from Trust
"Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic" The Police from Ghost In The Machine
"Since You're Gone" The Cars from Shake It Up
"Belinda" Eurythmics from In The Garden
"Poor Old Soul" Orange Juice from Poor Old Soul
"Sorry For Laughing" Josef K from The Only Fun In Town

January 11, 2017: A Tribute To Leonard Cohen
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"Suzanne" Nina Simone from To Love Somebody
"Memories" The Extra Glenns from Martial Arts Weekend
"Why Don't You Try" Colleen Rennison from See The Sky About To Rain
"There Is A War" Great Plains from Slaves To Rock & Roll
"Story Of Isaac" Green Pajamas from Indian Winter
"Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye" Claudine Longet from Let's Spend The Night Together
"Lover Lover Lover" Ian McCulloch from Mysterio
"I'm Your Man" Mystery Twins from Arrow
"Dress Rehearsal Rag" Goodbye Mr Mackenzie from Jezebel
"Tonight Will Be Fine" Herman Düne & Clemence Freschard from Kreuzberg Cafe
"The Law" Tanya Donelly from Swan Song Series, Vol. 2
"If It Be Your Will" Human Drama from Pinups
"Sisters Of Mercy" Area from The Perfect Dream
"Avalanche" Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds from From Her To Eternity
"So Long Marianne" Bill Callahan from The Songs Of Leonard Cohen Covered
"Dance Me To The End Of Love" The Civil Wars from Barton Hollow
"Bird On A Wire (feat. Marc Ribot)" My Brightest Diamond from I Have Never Loved Someone
"Hallelujah" John Cale from I'm Your Fan
"Who By Fire" Coil from Horse Rotorvator
"You Got Me Singing" Jenny Adkins from You Got Me Singing
"Joan Of Arc" John Wesley Hardings Love Hall Tryst from Songs Of Misfortune
"Paper Thin Hotel" Close Lobsters from Nature Thing
"Diamonds In The Mine" Broken Family Band from Balls
"Passing Through" Dick Blakeslee from Songs For Political Action, Vol. 6: The People's Songs Era 1945-1949
"Chelsea Hotel # 2" Lambchop from Rainer On My Parade
"Seems So Long Ago, Nancy" Palaxy Tracks from Twelve Rooms

January 4, 2017: Cafés
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"Sunset Cafe Stomp" Louis Armstrong's Hot Five from Hot Fives & Sevens, Vol. 1
"In A Cafe On The Road To Calais" Noble Sissle & The Georgia Syncopators from Sidney Bechet 1923-1936
"At The Cafe Rendezvous" Doris Day from Golden Girl (The Columbia Recordings 1944-1966)
"Le Grand Café" Charles Trenet from The Extraordinary Garden: The Very Best Of Charles Trenet
"Little Cafe Paree" Vic Damone from Little Cafe Paree
"Smokey Joe's Cafe" The Robins from Atlantic Rhythm & Blues, 1947-1974
"Cafe Bohemian" The Enchanters from Jungle Exotica
"Couleur Café" Serge Gainsbourg from Couleur Café
"Sittin' In An All Night Cafe" Warner Mack from The Bridge Washed Out
"Old Home Filler-Up An' Keep On A-Truckin' Cafe" C.W. McCall from Best Of C.W. McCall
"Dusty Café" Wylie & The Wild West Show from Ridin' The Hi-Line
"Highway Cafe" Kinky Friedman from Old Testaments & New Revelations
"North Memphis Cafe" George & Ethel McCoy from At Home With The Blues
"In A Street Cafe" Lisa Linn with Bo Sylvén & His Orchestra from Scandinavian Souvenir
"Twilight Café" Susan Fassbender from Twilight Café
"Kardomah Café" Cherry Boys from Scared To Get Happy (A Story Of Indie-Pop 1980-1989)
"Paris Cafes" The Art Museums from Rough Frame
"Midnight Bahnhof Cafe" Wire from Document & Eyewitness
"Gustave Café" Bill Pritchard from Jolie
"Cactus Land Cafe" The Pearly Gatecrashers from Age Of Innocence
"Cafe Hong Kong" Future Bible Heroes from I'm Lonely (& I Love It)
"Night Café" Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark from English Electric
"Electric Cafe" Kraftwerk from Electric Cafe
"Cafe Ole" Benny Hill from The Best Of Benny Hill
"Highway Café Of The Damned" Austin Lounge Lizards from Highway Café Of The Damned
"Montana Cafe" Neil Innes from The Innes Book Of Records