Best Online Music Stream of 2004 â€“ Jonesyâ€™s Jukebox
Okay, now that Iâ€™ve dismissed most new music as utter crap, I want to pay tribute to Steve Jones (ex-Sex Pistols) and his radio show Jonesysâ€™s Jukebox that streams over the internet every weekday from 12 noon â€“ 2 pm. Because without it, life up here in a coastal town of 100 people would be unbearable. Jonesie is a testament to the penetrating, comprehensive grasp of modern popular music that informed late 70â€™s punk, standing in sharp contrast to the a-historic churning of clichÃ©s that passes for early 21st century â€œcreativity.â€ One minute heâ€™s playing Kay Starr, the next itâ€™s Husker Du, then heâ€™s off to some glam-rock nobody Iâ€™ve never heard of, all served up in a wash of Cockney rhyming slang and trenchant political insight (â€œAll politicians are tossers, even Paris Hiltonâ€). Jonesy proves that cultivated discernment and creative juxtaposition are imaginative acts, not merely exercises in meaningless nostalgia. So indulge yourself. Take a vacation from the crap. Tune in.