Monday, July 22, 2019

DJ Maxx Bass guests on "Medium Cool"

This Wednesday from 4-6pm on Medium Cool ( I welcome my friend and guest DJ, Maxx Bass to Sheena’s Jungle Room for a 2-hour live session recorded inside Clinton Street Records and Stereo. 
With a name like DJ Maxx Bass you could be forgiven for believing he’s a DeeJay who only plays Miami Bass. But you would, of course, be dead wrong. The truth is, Maxx is the kind of DeeJay with an encyclopedic knowledge of music that reaches far beyond that of ordinary DeeJay’s.  He is the kind of DeeJay who can play anything and everything and usually does.  As a resident at nearly all of the best nightclubs in Portland. You can catch him playing music nearly any night of the week at venues like, Dig a Pony and his infamous STRUT night at The Sandy Hut.
Since 2010 you can find him keeping vinyl alive for the people at Clinton Street Record and Stereo. With an ever-changing rotation of new and used vinyl along with vintage audio equipment which his partner, an electronics whizz, fixes and sells in the shop. He’s also part of the Albina Music Trust initiative. A group focused on preserving Portland’s R&B and Funk scene of the post-jazz era.
It’s been a delight to know him for over 20 years. He’s one of the kindest and most generous people I’ve ever met. If you ever find yourself in Portland, Oregon make sure you put Clinton Street Records on your itinerary. You will not be disappointed.  For more information about Clinton Street Record and Stereo please visit their website at 

Saturday, July 13, 2019

"The Jolly Pineapple" pt 5

Our multi-talented host of Friday's "Hour of Crap," Don-O, gifts us with his comic set in the world's greatest type of establishment, the tiki bar:

part 4

And now, a new, New NEW story!

 To be continued..!

Monday, July 1, 2019

The Sheena's Jungle Room Summer Blockbuster

New shows alert! The final stage of the
Sheena Summer Blockbuster begins this week with the addition of FIVE big new shows, starting Monday with: 

-the groovy Now Sounds of "LoriHajiTura," hosted by the hardest working (wo)man in show business, DJ Georgy Girl; yes, she already hosts the soundtrack/library sounds of "High Waisted Modernists" on Wednesdays and the psych/garage nugget-fest "The Flange and Frigate" on Fridays.
-Otis Fodder's move to Wednesdays brings another hour to his show (yep, you now get 4 hours of "Friendly Persuasion"); 
-Thursdays now have a lineup: international club DJ ARB presents a tasty "popcorn" mix of "Cannibal Stew": " hour of goodies from the late '50 & early '60s."
-followed by the legendary lounge-tronic DJ and recording artist Ursula 1000 with his new show "Sounds Spectacular." I've been a fan of the man ever since he came out of the '90s lounge revival - I bought his debut album "The NOW Sounds of Ursula 1000" back in the day.
-Friday starts with FMU O.G. Jason Elbogen's 3-hours of craziness and obscurities, a man who's been spinning at WFMU since 2005.
-followed by Jan Turkenburg, all the way from The Netherlands; you've heard his fill-in mixes, now he's gone "solo", raiding the thrift-stores of Europe for groovy old records. 

None of your old faves have left, no-one is being replaced - just more added to the party. 

This follows on the heels of thousands - and I do mean THOUSANDZZ - of new tracks that have been added to the Jungle Room stream. Apart from massive amounts of the (un)usual trashy rock n soul, exotica, lounge sleaze, thrift shop vinyl, stoopid novelties, and tasteless niteclub comics you've no doubt come to expect from us, there is now far more '60s/'70s UK/Euro soundtrack/library grooviness; vintage radio promos (I particularly like the Dutch "disco" jingles); electronic high weirdness; a bit more Middle Eastern/belly-dance action; and big-Afro funk. And plenty more indescribable audio oddities. 

As of July (to quote one of Ursula 1000's album titles), all systems are go-go!