TVD’s The Idelic Hour with Jon Sidel

Greetings from Carlsbad, California!

In 1976 to celebrate our country’s Bicentenial, Americans loaded up RVs and hit the nation’s highways. Gas was less than fifty cents a gallon, so we all went “to look for America.” With Independence Day less than a week away, I figured us Sidels would pile into”Francine,” my 2009 Prius, and head out for a good old American road trip!

Today the Idelic Hour beams to you from a hundred miles south of Laurel Canyon. Carlsbad was originally settled in the late 1800s by a famous sea captain looking for a place to rest.

Fuck me, I can really relate to old Captain Frazier. 2012 feels like such a mad rush—we’ve all been burning the candle at both ends, so it’s time for me to take a week, relax, and have some family fun!


The inspiration for this week’s playlist comes from my trusty iPod set on random. “Public Animal # 9”, track 2, side B from Alice Cooper’s classic School’s Out album. Wow, it’s been a long time but if you grew up in the 70s, this album was an absolute essential. With no exception the disc was the first to hit my turntable every summer. (OK side B was seriously neglected but…)

I saw the word animal and I could not resist doing a playlist of songs about…well, you guessed it. Cats, bears, birds, dogs, giraffes, bugs, wolves, and freaks!

It’s kooky, it’s fun, it’s Idelic, it’s Summertime, and I’m off to Legoland. Let’s trip!


The Idelic Hit of the Week:
The Men – Open Your Heart

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