The Idelic 100: The Best of TVD’s The Idelic Hour with Jon Sidel

We’ve noted often that Jon Sidel’s Idelic Hour, TVD’s Friday afternoon podcast, is the beating heart and soul of our endeavor. As we count down to the Idelic Hour’s 100th hour this Friday, we’ve asked Jon to share 5 of his favorites all this week. —Ed.

ORIGINALLY AIRED FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2013
Greetings from Laurel Canyon!

Last night was a dreamy Valentine’s evening in the canyon. My goal was to rip a quick and fast Idelic set so I could jump back into a romantic evening with my beautiful wife, Susan.

One of the things I love about Susan is her patience and understanding given my obsession with music. Growing up in Seattle and attending weekend shows at The Gorilla Gardens, Susan like no other understands her man’s love for punk rock.


Like many of my old friends in Hollywood, let’s call them, “homies,” I lean toward punk that was recorded in late 1976 to 1977. Many of the records in this set I purchased as a teenager on 45 the very week they came out. I bought many from Bleeker Bob’s in his shop on McDougal Street. In the case of Eddie and The Hot Rods or The Pistols “EMI” seven-inch, it was Discophile on 8th Street. And there were a few at Discomat uptown where Bryan Gregory from the Cramps ran the import section.

For me, almost every song in the hour is like an old love affair. These songs never seem to grow old. They are dates for a lifetime. It should be noted too that some homies didn’t last as long as others.

This play list is dedicated foremost to “Lovers of Today.” Secondly to friends gone by. Long live punk rock!

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