Rob Zylowski here, but you may know me by my more easily pronounceable nomenclature, Rob Z.
Anywho. I’m tickled as a pig in… what is it that pigs are tickled by? Nevermind. I’m really happy to be a part of the InTraffikRadio station.
Many years ago in a little town on Long Island, New York i used to have a radio show called THE NEW WRTZ. (note the east coast call letters) I was broadcasting out of my bedroom on the most sophisticated dual cassette recorder a 15yr old could afford. (I blame the movie “PUMP UP THE VOLUME” for my desire to be a dj. Damn you Christian Slater!) i would make these “radio shows” for friends for birthdays and holidays. Mix tapes where I would play dj and a wide cast of characters. THE NEW WRTZ X-MAS SPECTACULAR was a big hit. (circa 1993-2005)
Anywho. Anywho. I moved to LA in the fall of ‘98 and I’ve been around the LA music scene block a few times. I hosted the punk rock powerhouse known as KISS OR KILL for 5 yrs. I’ve been doing my own show, THE ROB Z PROGRAM, for the past 4yrs and counting. THE RZP is a variety music night bringing a different musical theme to every show, ie. rock, lounge, country,acoustic, spoken word, female artists, etc. etc. etc.
And so brings us to THE NEW, NEW WRTZ. an audio extension of the ROB Z PROGRAM. my goal is to bring you a tasty combo platter of the music that gets me going and hopefully you’ll go along too. A variety music show with eclectic fare ranging anywhere from PRIMUS to PRIMA, DEAN MARTIN to DEAD MILKMEN, MINGUS to MORPHINE and all points in between. You know, whatever feels right.
…and there you have it. Hope you dig it.
Listen to www.intraffikradio.com (click here to listen) Wednesday November 17th at 2pm for the debut of The New, New WRTZ Show!
DEBUT EPISODE PLAYLIST
2. “Why Did You Grow A Beard?” - They Might Be Giants- Cast Your Pod To The Wind
4.”Kick Out The Jams” - Bad Brains Feat. Henry Rollins -Pump Up The Volume Soundtrack
5. “Pip Pip Jeah” - Dara Puspita -Let’s A Go-Go
6.”Stalking” - Bruce McCulloch- Shame-Based Man
7.”I’d Be Your Stalker” - Pu$$y-Cow- Ride
8. TALK PSA
9.”Jingle Of A Dog’s Collar” - Butthole Surfers- Electriclarryland
10.”French Poodle” -Sam Butera & The Witnesses- Ultra-Lounge, Vol. 5: Wild Cool & Swingin
11. “Gonna Buy Me A Dog” -The Monkees- Music Box [Disc 1]
12.”Dead Puppies” - Ogden Edsl- Dr. Demento 20th Anniversary Collection: The Greatest Novelty Records Of All Time [Disc 1]
13. TALK PSA
14.”The Midnight Creep” - The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion -Plastic Fang
15.”Sucker” - Peeping Tom Feat. Norah Jones- Peeping Tom
16. “Slum Goddess” - The Fugs- Open Ends: Musical Exploration in New York 1960-2000 MoMA
17. TALK PSA
18.”Sister Kate” - The Ditty Bops- The Ditty Bops
19.”In the Sun” - Trinket- How Many Bands Does it Take to Screw Up a Blondie Tribute?
20. “Heartbreaker”-The Andrew Sisters-The Last Time I Committed Suicide Soundtrack
22.”Sandwich Commandments”- Michael Showalter- Sandwiches & Cats- Cast Your Pod To The Wind
With Fashion Week in LA upon us once again, it’s another one of those marathon weekends for us! If you are not heading to any of the fashion shows slated for tomorrow night, here are some alternatives. I will be at all three of these events at some point, embarking on one of my infamous “try to make it to everything in one night” evenings.
First Stop: The REVOLUTIONS Art Exhibition is currently underway and will continue to run through March 28th at Crewest Art Gallery (110 Winston St. LA, CA 90013). However, this weekend Crewest steps it up a notch allowing the infamous NY TC-5 crew invade their space during LA Fashion Week with a one-of-a-kind show featuring customized vintage streetwear shown as wearable art: custom painted denim and tees designed specifically for REVOLUTIONS by TC-5 all shown on models throughout the gallery.
“Imagine a Mickey [Mouse] wearing Air Jordans, leaning on a Moët bottle crowned with a dukey rope chain around his neck, dripping in gold and saying your favorite songs hook.” This was t
he beginning. This is the future. This is classic hip-hop style. Welcome to the world of Shirt King Phade, one-third of the unrivaled founding fathers’ of cartoon and graffiti inspired airbrushed clothing, The Shirt Kings and member of the legendary TC-5 crew of NYC. Legendary for one of a kind, of-the-moment wearable works of art that adorned t-shirts, jeans, jackets -whatever you could think of – on the backs of everyone from LL Cool J, to Salt-n-Pepa, to Theo Huxtable in the early 80’s, Phade laid THE foundation for the street inspired urban revolution we now call ‘hip-hop fashion.’”
Also featuring custom clothing by Apliiq, Local Tourist, Puma and Insurgency Inc.
(click on fliers for full details)
Next Stop: IsGoodMusic.com presents Firelight III: Mouth by Mouthwest
Are you in the mood for a party? How about a party featuring over 10 talented LA bands/artists sharing one stage performing 2 songs each, all acoustic? If your answer is yes (I haven’t event gotten to the cheap $3 cover and cheap tacos grilled on demand part) then you should head out to this month’s installment of the IsGoodMusic Firelight traveling monthly party. This month’s acoustic explosion is aptly titled “Mouth by Mouthwest” and will take place at 1670 Beverly Blvd. LA, CA 90026. They will also be featuring Art from various artists (including: Rob Tokarz, Sabrina Noel Hill, Novei Beige, Melanie Mabugat, Sam Hart, and Amy Bernays)
Oh and it’s also BYOB!
MUSICAL PERFORMANCES FROM:
Wes O’lee (of The Monthlies)
Kelly Wininger (of Spirit Vine)
The Rhone Occupation
Tommy Santee Klaws
S.A. Bach (of The Middle Initials)
plus surprise guests!
(see flier for more info)
If you like free shows and good drink prices then this is where you should also make a stop Saturday night (this is one of the only places where I get to drink Smithwicks!)
SHOW STARTS @ 10PM
THE HARD TO GET
MC ROB Z.
FOX AND HOUNDS
11100 VENTURA BLVD.
STUDIO CITY, CA 91604
(click on flier for more info)
by Adrienne Hoff
Cut and Reel, besides bringing you their recommendations (REEL!) and non-recommendations (CUT!) for what to see in the theaters will also bring you their picks for older flicks that are worth staying home to watch, like this week’s Reel Classic, A Bronx Tale.
Directed by: Robert De Niro
Written by: Chazz Palminteri
“He’s wrong. It don’t take much strength to pull a trigger. But try and get up every morning,day after day, and work for a living. Let’s see him try that. Then we’ll see who the real tough is. The working man’s the tough guy. Your father’s the tough guy. ”
Based on Chazz Palminteri’s real-life experiences of growing up in the Bronx, A Bronx Tale is an incredibly humbling coming-of-age story in which the lines are blurred between good versus evil and right versus wrong. Robert De Niro co-stars in his directorial debut as Lorenzo Anello, a proud blue-collar man who is rich with integrity and teaches these virtues to his son by being a living example. His young son, Calogero, admires his father, but can’t shake his fascination with neighborhood gangster Sonny LoSpecchio. Much against his father’s will, Calogero, or ‘C,’ is taken under Sonny’s wing after C is the witness of murder and doesn’t rat on Sonny. Sonny, played by writer Chazz Palminteri, teaches C more than how to survive on the streets. He gives C an education on women, acceptance, and most notably, the powerful difference between respect and fear. (more…)