Notes From The Den 1-11-10

Hey Den-ziens,

Last week in my “Pissed Off” column I spoke of Shayne Miel from the Future Kings Of Nowhere (, and how he is currently fighting stage IV lymphoma (cancer). I also mentioned he would soon be receiving large medical bills.

The day after I wrote that column, I spoke to some bands to see if there was any interest in putting together a benefit album.

I am proud to tell you that as of this writing more than 30 bands have committed to donating a previously unreleased or live recorded song for this album. If all goes well, this album will be available for download in early March, with 100% of the money raised through sale of the album going directly to Shayne to help with his medical bills.

In addition, we will be doing an acoustic benefit concert at Buddie’s Tavern on Saturday March 27th, that currently has over a dozen acts committed to performing. Again, 100% of the money raised that night will go directly to Shayne to help with his medical bills.

I cannot thank the music scene enough for wanting to help out a musician who many have never met. Shayne thanks you also.

If you are just reading about this for the first time and would like to be involved, please contact me.


The next Free Concert Series at Buddie’s Tavern will be on Saturday January 23rd, and feature Red Flag Fleet, Copesetic, & Randy Morning.


I am working on a few new show ideas that I hope to have on in early 2010.

If there is something you'd like to hear on, I welcome you to contact me and let me know.

If you have a show idea you'd like to do on, pitch it to me. If I like it, I may give you your own show on

However, if your name is Jay Leno, I'm not interested.


Our updated on air schedule at is

Here’s the programming schedule for this week:

Lazlo’s Den - Monday thru Friday at 8pm ET

Lazlo’s Den presents New Music - Tues @ 8pm ET, Wed @ noon & 10pm, Thurs @ 3am & midnight, Fri @ 9am & 3pm, Sun @ 8pm

‘Rock N Roll Gas Station’ hosted by Jim Testa - Thursday @ 10pm ET, Sun @ 7pm

‘The Weekend Mix-Up!’ hosted by Mick Hale - Friday @ 9pm ET, Sat @ 9pm, Sun @ 1pm & 6pm

And, don't forget to stream or download Rock On Radio, directly from The latest installment includes guest Keith Monacchio.

While you’re at you can stream all the previous Guitar Pull’s, including the most recent one with Ross Sandler (from Crewman Number Six), and Pete Jager (from The Extras, Inc.).

The Guitar Pull will return with new installments in 2010.


Don’t forget to download free music from or

Bands, if you'd like to put up a free download on or, please contact me.


Pissed Off!

Dear NBC,
It is my understanding you will soon have 5 hours of programming to fill weeknights at 10pm. I would like to offer my services as host of an entirely different type of "talk-show" for your 10pm slot, one night a week.

My show would be a one hour show, with a mixture of live performances and interviews with bands. This would be very different from Leno's show for several reasons:

1. My show would be centered around music.
During the course of an hour long show I could showcase three bands, two lesser known bands, with one more established band sandwiched in between. The show would feature live performances and interviews with the bands, in a relaxed, non-traditional talk show environment.

2. I am not a comedian.
While many could argue Leno isn't funny either, I am not going to come out each week and do an opening monologue, or any "set comedy pieces". My show is about the bands, not about me. So often when watching a talk-show interviewer, he has all his questions written out based on a pre-interview, and sits there and does a "by-the-numbers" interview, and instead of following up something the person said with a relevant question, the interviewer reads the next question from the card, or makes a joke to segue to the next question. On my show the interviews would be real, sure I'd have questions I'd plan to ask, but I also let the conversation naturally flow.

3. My show would skew to a younger audience.
Let's be honest, there's not a lot of young people interested in watching Leno (or people in general, judging by his 10pm ratings), but a show that showcases cool bands, that would immediately bring in a younger audience.

4. I am WAY cheaper than Leno.
I don't know what Leno was making per episode of his show, but I'd be happy to take half that, and you can put the rest towards getting some other overpaid actor for some other show.

So I gotta run, but I'm giving you the first crack at this boffo, socko show idea, "Lazlo's Den: The Series".

Get back to me NBC, I'll be waiting. Remember, "boffo, socko!", my idea is "wicked edgy“, and “totally jerkin'!"


That's all for this week.

Thanks for reading.