Self Help Radio 7/27/21: A Flat Show

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Tue, 07/27/2021 - 12:00am to 3:00am
Self Help Radio Flat Show
Self Help Radio 072721: A Flat Show

It is a tradition of Self Help Radio to occasionally explore a word as a theme.  Some words have many, many meanings.  The word "flat" is one of them.  By the count of one dictionary, the word has fifty-three (53!) different definitions, as an adjective, noun, & adverb.  By the estimation of the host of this show, we explore at least six different meanings.  Probably more.  It was a long show, & late at night.  & there were idioms too!  Those darn idioms!

In addition to too many songs, we talked to a fellow who founded a Flat Folk Society, to our favorite Librarian Carole who discussed books about flat things, & at some point we were interrupted by the host's anatomy professor, who completely coincidentally wanted to teach him about flat bones.  Plus!  A discussion of the book Flatland (featuring a snippet of the book), & those darn idioms!  Always with the idioms!

Also, the Definition-O-Tron 3000 showed up.  Some people think he's keen.  He's a machine!  A keen machine!

Anyway, we hope the show doesn't leave you feeling flat.  Unless that was what we meant to do?  It's hard to know.  It was just so two-dimensional.

Information about the original image modified for this page: "Flat Tire" by JeepersMedia is licensed under CC BY 2.0 

Episode Playlist

  • Time
    12:02
    Artist
    Pere Ubu
    Song
    Flat
    Album
    Waiting For Mary (What Are We Doing Here?)
    Label
    Fontana
  • Time
    12:04
    Artist
    Difference Engine
    Song
    Flat
    Album
    Breadmaker
    Label
    La-Di-Da America
  • Time
    12:09
    Artist
    Melkbelly
    Song
    Flatness
    Album
    Pith
    Label
    Wax Nine
  • Time
    12:19
    Artist
    Slim & Slam
    Song
    The Flat Foot Floogie
    Album
    Cab Calloway: Minnie The Moocher
    Label
    Marshall Cavendish
  • Time
    12:22
    Artist
    Sammy Masters
    Song
    Flat Feet
    Album
    Rockin' Red Wing
    Label
    Jukebox
  • Time
    12:24
    Artist
    Hank Ballard
    Song
    Henry's Got Flat Feet (Can't Dance No More)
    Album
    Sexy Ways: The Best Of Hank Ballard & The Midnighters
    Label
    RHino
  • Time
    12:28
    Artist
    Elmon Mickle
    Song
    Flatfoot Sam
    Album
    Elko Blues Vol. 1
    Label
    Wolf
  • Time
    12:31
    Artist
    Albert Macon & Robert Thomas
    Song
    Flat Foot Boogie
    Album
    Blues & Boogie From Alabama
    Label
    Swingmaster
  • Time
    12:43
    Artist
    Dorothy Collins
    Song
    My Boy, Flat Top
    Album
    Get Happy!
    Label
    Jasmine Records
  • Time
    12:44
    Artist
    Zappa/Beefheart/Mothers
    Song
    Sam With The Showing Scalp Flat Top
    Album
    Bongo Fury
    Label
    Discreet
  • Time
    12:47
    Artist
    Mikrofisch
    Song
    (No One Listens To You When You've Got) Flat Hair
    Album
    Masters Of The Universe
    Label
    Kinokoma
  • Time
    12:53
    Artist
    Miles Dethmuffen
    Song
    Flat-Chested Girl
    Album
    Clutter
    Label
    Rainbow Quartz International
  • Time
    12:56
    Artist
    Chai
    Song
    Flat Girl
    Album
    Pink
    Label
    Burger
  • Time
    1:08
    Artist
    Albert King
    Song
    Flat Tire
    Album
    The Complete Stax / Volt Soul Singles, Vol. 3: 1972-1975
    Label
    Stax
  • Time
    1:12
    Artist
    Dale Watson & His Lone Stars
    Song
    Flat Tire
    Album
    The Truckin' Sessions
    Label
    Koch International
  • Time
    1:15
    Artist
    Dean Jones featuring The Felice Brothers
    Song
    Flat Tire
    Album
    Rock Paper Scissors
    Label
    Self-Released
  • Time
    1:19
    Artist
    V.V. Lightbody
    Song
    Flat Tire
    Album
    Make A Shrine Or Burn It
    Label
    Acrophase Records
  • Time
    1:23
    Artist
    Squirrel Flower
    Song
    Flames & Flat Tires
    Album
    Planet (I)
    Label
    Full Time Hobby
  • Time
    1:32
    Artist
    The Pointer Sisters
    Song
    Shaky Flat Blues
    Album
    That's A Plenty
    Label
    Blue Thumb
  • Time
    1:39
    Artist
    The Fall
    Song
    Flat Of Angles
    Album
    Dragnet
    Label
    Step Forward
  • Time
    1:43
    Artist
    Wreckless Eric
    Song
    Harry's Flat
    Album
    The Donovan Of Trash
    Label
    Sympathy For The Record Industry
  • Time
    1:48
    Artist
    Martin Newell
    Song
    The Girls In The Flat Upstairs
    Album
    The Off White Album
    Label
    Humbug
  • Time
    1:51
    Artist
    The Merton Parkas
    Song
    Flat 19
    Album
    This Is Mod, Volume 4: Modities
    Label
    Anagram
  • Time
    1:54
    Artist
    Charles Mingus
    Song
    E's Flat Ah's Flat Too
    Album
    Blues & Roots
    Label
    Atlantic
  • Time
    2:01
    Artist
    Ruth Golding
    Song
    Flatland, Part I (Excerpt)
    Album
    Flatland (A Romance Of Many Dimensions)
    Label
    LibriVox
  • Time
    2:06
    Artist
    November Group
    Song
    Flatland
    Album
    November Group
    Label
    Modern Method
  • Time
    2:09
    Artist
    Black Wine
    Song
    Flatland
    Album
    Hollow Earth
    Label
    Don Giovanni Records
  • Time
    2:12
    Artist
    Rudy Ray Moore
    Song
    Flatland
    Album
    Dolemite The Soundtrack
    Label
    Traffic Entertainment Group
  • Time
    2:15
    Artist
    Jacques Brel
    Song
    Le Plat Pays
    Album
    Infiniment
    Label
    Universal Music Division Barclay
  • Time
    2:17
    Artist
    Dear Nora
    Song
    The Flats Of Irony
    Album
    There Is No Home
    Label
    Magic Marker
  • Time
    2:26
    Artist
    Bauhaus
    Song
    In The Flat Field
    Album
    In The Flat Field
    Label
    4AD
  • Time
    2:30
    Artist
    Allen Ginsberg
    Song
    Cleveland, The Flats
    Album
    The Lion For Real
    Label
    Island Def Jam
  • Time
    2:33
    Artist
    Freakwater
    Song
    Flat Hand
    Album
    Springtime
    Label
    Thrill Jockey
  • Time
    2:36
    Artist
    Johnny Cash
    Song
    Tennessee Flat Top Box
    Album
    The Essential Johnny Cash
    Label
    Columbia/Legacy
  • Time
    2:39
    Artist
    The Visitors
    Song
    Flat On My Back
    Album
    Miss
    Label
    Matinée Recordings
  • Time
    2:41
    Artist
    LA Tool & Die
    Song
    Flat On My Back
    Album
    Fashion For The Evildoer
    Label
    AAJ
  • Time
    2:48
    Artist
    Paul Blake & The Blood Fire Posse
    Song
    Get Flat
    Album
    Nice Up Dancee: The RAS Tapes 2
    Label
    Rykodisc
  • Time
    2:54
    Artist
    Museum Of Love
    Song
    Flat Side
    Album
    Life Of Mammals
    Label
    Skint Records
  • Time
    2:58
    Artist
    Elk Bell
    Song
    Flat Line
    Album
    Republica d'fantAsia
    Label
    Self-Released

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