Self Help Radio 5/17/22: Sting

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Tue, 05/17/2022 - 12:00am to 3:00am
A Photoshopped image of the musician Sting surrounded by bees who, one hopes, will sting him
Self Help Radio 051722: Sting


It's important to note at the outset that, despite that picture to the right (about which more later), this show was not about the musician Sting, but about things that sting - specially bees, since it's part of the theme of the KBOO Spring Membership Drive.  While we did talk some about Sting, we mainly played songs & talked about the stings that hurt, specifically from bees or other stinging insects, but also metaphorically, as in "death where is they sting?"  Thinking about it, it would have been amazing if Sting had written a song about being stung, but as far as we know, he has not.  We actually didn't do much research, having lost interest in him as a musician after that Turtles album which lots of people seemed to like but we just didn't.

So we play songs about stinging & stingers & stings (& there's even a couple of songs featuring the word "stingy" since it comes from "sting") & we talked to a poet who uses the imagery of being stung a lot, to an educator who gets stung by things so you don't have to, to a trendspotter who has discovered something called "bee surgery" (not to be confused with "knee surgery"), yes, there's an homage to Sting - a dramatic reenactment of a 1980 interview he gave - & even two songs about Sting!  Just so much happens in three hours of show.

& we really wanted to find an image someone else created of Sting being stung by bees but could not, so instead we made one ourselves.  It's Sting surrounded by bees.  We hope he'll get stung.  The original image of the bees is here.  The image of Sting from which we took the face is here.

& don't worry!  The show won't your skin turn red or swell up or anything.  Not any more than usual, anyway.

Episode Playlist

  • Time
    12:03
    Artist
    The Mighty Sceptres
    Song
    Sting Like A Bee
    Album
    All Hail The Mighty Sceptres!
    Label
    Ubiquity Records
  • Time
    12:06
    Artist
    Wilson Pickett
    Song
    Bumble Bee (Sting Me)
    Album
    In Philadelphia
    Label
    Atlantic
  • Time
    12:07
    Artist
    John Lee Hooker
    Song
    Queen Bee
    Album
    The Classic Early Years 1948-1951
    Label
    JSP
  • Time
    12:18
    Artist
    Kristin Hersh
    Song
    Beestung
    Album
    Hips & Makers
    Label
    4AD
  • Time
    12:21
    Artist
    Belly
    Song
    The Bees
    Album
    King
    Label
    4AD
  • Time
    12:26
    Artist
    Tullycraft
    Song
    Bee Sting Stings
    Album
    City Of Subarus
    Label
    Darla
  • Time
    12:29
    Artist
    Sad13
    Song
    The Sting
    Album
    Slugger
    Label
    Carpark Records
  • Time
    12:32
    Artist
    The Sugarcubes
    Song
    Bee
    Album
    Here Today, Tomorrow, Next Week
    Label
    Elektra
  • Time
    12:43
    Artist
    Richard "Rabbit" Brown
    Song
    Don't Let The Same Bee Sting You Twice
    Album
    The Greatest Songsters 1927-1929
    Label
    Document
  • Time
    12:45
    Artist
    Memphis Minnie
    Song
    Stinging Snake Blues
    Album
    Queen Of The Country Blues
    Label
    JSP
  • Time
    12:49
    Artist
    Elvis Presley
    Song
    I Got Stung
    Album
    2nd To None
    Label
    RCA
  • Time
    12:51
    Artist
    The New Birth
    Song
    Honeybee
    Album
    Shaolin Soul (Episode 2)
    Label
    Hostile
  • Time
    12:54
    Artist
    Jo Ann Garrett
    Song
    Sting Me Baby
    Album
    Dance Floor Disaster
    Label
    Kent
  • Time
    1:07
    Artist
    Diana Ross & The Supremes
    Song
    Honey Bee (Keep On Stinging Me)
    Album
    Love Child
    Label
    Motown
  • Time
    1:09
    Artist
    The Go! Team
    Song
    A Bee Without Its Sting
    Album
    Get Up Sequences Part One
    Label
    Memphis Industries
  • Time
    1:12
    Artist
    Lucky Soul
    Song
    (Hurts Like A) Bee Sting
    Album
    Hard Lines
    Label
    Crystal Paris Records
  • Time
    1:17
    Artist
    Bonnie Dobson
    Song
    I Got Stung
    Album
    Bonnie Dobson
    Label
    RCA Victor
  • Time
    1:20
    Artist
    Buildings Breeding
    Song
    Beesting
    Album
    Buildings Breeding
    Label
    Mushpot
  • Time
    1:30
    Artist
    Eloise Bennett
    Song
    Sting Me Mr. Strange Man
    Album
    The Rise & Fall Of Paramount Records 1917-1927, Volume 1
    Label
    Third Man
  • Time
    1:33
    Artist
    Sara Martin
    Song
    Death Sting Me Blues
    Album
    Sara Martin Vol. 4 (1925-1928)
    Label
    Document Records Ltd.
  • Time
    1:36
    Artist
    Eric Mingus & Gary Lucas
    Song
    Oh Death Where Is Thy Sting?
    Album
    The Harry Smith Project Live
    Label
    HighTone
  • Time
    1:39
    Artist
    Pat Brennan
    Song
    Death Where Is Thy Sting
    Album
    The Executioner's Last Song Volume 2 & 3
    Label
    Bloodshot
  • Time
    1:44
    Artist
    Editors
    Song
    The Sting
    Album
    The Weight Of Your Love
    Label
    Play It Again Sam
  • Time
    1:55
    Artist
    Allen Clapp & His Orchestra
    Song
    Why Sting Is Such An Idiot
    Album
    One Hundred Percent Chance Of Rain
    Label
    The Bus Stop Label
  • Time
    1:57
    Artist
    Bitesize
    Song
    I Killed Sting
    Album
    Beastfest 2002
    Label
    Epic Arts
  • Time
    2:00
    Artist
    Barry Louis Polisar
    Song
    A Bee Will Sting You
    Album
    Off-Color Songs For Kids
    Label
    Rainbow Morning Music
  • Time
    2:02
    Artist
    Fire Hydrant Men
    Song
    Honey-Bee Sting
    Album
    Missed It By That Much!
    Label
    Backs
  • Time
    2:04
    Artist
    Dulcie Younger & The Silencers
    Song
    Bumblebee Sting
    Album
    Kitty Kitty ...Growl!
    Label
    Golly Gee
  • Time
    2:07
    Artist
    Winterpills
    Song
    Beesting
    Album
    Central Chambers
    Label
    Signature Sounds Recordings
  • Time
    2:16
    Artist
    Cootie Williams & His Orchestra
    Song
    Stingy Blues
    Album
    1945-1946
    Label
    Classics
  • Time
    2:18
    Artist
    Hank Ballard & The Midnighters
    Song
    Stingy Little Thing
    Album
    Nothing But Good: The Federal/King Recordings 1952-1962
    Label
    Bear Family
  • Time
    2:21
    Artist
    Petra Haden
    Song
    Silas Stingy
    Album
    Petra Haden Sings: The Who Sell Out
    Label
    Bar/None Records
  • Time
    2:25
    Artist
    Warren Defever
    Song
    Bee Stings
    Album
    I Want You To Live 100 Years
    Label
    Lo Recordings
  • Time
    2:28
    Artist
    Deer Tick
    Song
    Stung
    Album
    Born On Flag Day
    Label
    Partisan Records
  • Time
    2:31
    Artist
    HTRK
    Song
    Sunlight Feels Like Bee Stings
    Album
    Rhinestones
    Label
    Heavy Machinery
  • Time
    2:38
    Artist
    Jabbo Smith's Rhythm Aces
    Song
    I Got The Stinger
    Album
    The Chronological Jabbo Smith's Rhythm Aces, 1929-1938
    Label
    Classics
  • Time
    2:41
    Artist
    Sam Taylor Jr.
    Song
    The Stinger
    Album
    The Tunnels Of My Mind
    Label
    GRT
  • Time
    2:45
    Artist
    Ursula 1000
    Song
    Stinger
    Album
    Mondo Beyondo
    Label
    ESL Music, Inc.
  • Time
    2:48
    Artist
    The Sick Lipstick
    Song
    Sting Sting Sting
    Album
    Sting Sting Sting
    Label
    Tiger Style Records
  • Time
    2:51
    Artist
    The Pale Fountains
    Song
    September Sting
    Album
    ...From Across The Kitchen Table
    Label
    Virgin Records
  • Time
    2:52
    Artist
    Red Guitars
    Song
    Sting In The Tale
    Album
    Slow To Fade
    Label
    Self Drive

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