What's Your Niche? We all have one; a deep, passionate interest in something that might be seen as off-the-beaten-path from the norm. On 'What's Your Niche?' Ben Goodman will delve into his own personal niche favourites, often getting into their histories, and what makes them so important to him. Ben will also delve into other people's niche favourites via interview, whether it's artists he admires or pals of his. Each episode might be wildly different from the last, but there is one axiom that holds it together: The specific is universal.
What’s Your Niche? - Episode December 1, 2022
HEY (episode) NINETEEN! That's.... BEN GOODMAN? Another grab bag episode full of Variety 'N NonsensePlaylist: Bob Dylan - Maggie's FarmHerb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass - Tijuana TaxiHerb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass - CabaretHerb Alpert - Street LifeHerb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass - Thanks for the MemoryHerb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass - This Guy's In Love With YouRandy Newman - Mama Told Me Not To ComeRandy Newman - I Think It's Going To Rain TodayRandy Newman - Lonely at the TopRandy Newman - Little CriminalsRandy Newman - It's Money That I LoveTim Heidecker & The Very Good Band - Stupid KidTim Heidecker & The Very Good Band - Work From HomeWeyes Blood - Hearts AglowThe Carpenters - Goodbye to LoveClipse, Ab-Liva - Ride Around ShiningClipse - Keys Open DoorsClipse - TrillClipse, Roscoe P. Coldchain - Chinese New YearJobber - Hell in a CellJobber - Entrance ThemeJobber - No Holds BarredSloan - Keep Your Name Alive
What’s Your Niche? - Episode November 24, 2022
EPISODE EIGHTEEN! A freeform episode featuring A LIL BIT OF EVERYTHING (and a lot of Avatar talk for some reason)Playlist: Van Morrison - In The Days Before Rock 'n RollDelicate Steve - WinnersDelicate Steve - Cartoon RockDelicate Steve - TatteredDelicate Steve - Looking GlassAshlee Simpson - AutobiographyAshlee Simpson - BoyfriendAvril Lavigne - BreakawayMichelle Branch - Are You Happy Now?Fefe Dobson - Get You OffMs Jade - Big HeadMs Jade - Jade's A ChampJuelz Santana - Monster MusicLumidee - Never Leave You (Uh Oooh, Uh Oooh)Scott Walker - DuchessScott Walker - The World's Strongest ManScott Walker - Black Sheep BoyScott Walker - It's OverBob Dylan - When The Deal Goes DownWeyes Blood - Children of the EmpireJohn Cale, Weyes Blood - STORY OF BLOODSloan - Magical Thinking
What’s Your Niche? - Episode November 17, 2022
EPISODE SEVENTEEN! A special of music from cult and late-night cinema taken from the book TCM UNDERGROUND: 50 MUST SEE FILMS FROM THE WORLD OF CLASSIC CULT AND LATE-NIGHT CINEMA by Millie De Chirico & Quatoyiah Murry! Niche late-night cinema? I can't think of a more APROPOS TOPIC for THIS VERY PROGRAM. But first, I play some HOURS OLD NEW (old) BOB DYLAN MUSIC, as is my promise that every new Bob-pening will be covered AS IT HAPPENS on WHAT'S YOUR NICHE?Playlist: Bob Dylan - Love Sick - Version 2Bobby Womack - Across 110th StreetJimmy Cliff - The Harder They ComeJimmy Cliff - Many Rivers To CrossToots & The Maytals - Pressure DropTab Hunter, Debbie Harry - PolyesterJon Beres - Exactly Like You (Main Titles)Andrzej Korzynski - Main Theme for PossessionThe Fabulous Stains - The ProfessionalsThe Fabulous Stains - Waste of TimeThe Looters - Conned AgainHOUSE - Main ThemeHOUSE - EatHOUSE - Love ThemeOlivia Newton-John - MagicOlivia Newton-John, Electric Light Orchestra - XanaduBob Esty - The Roller BoogieMavis Vegas Davis - All For One, One For AllThe Monkees - Porpoise Song (Theme From Head)
What’s Your Niche? - Episode November 10, 2022
EPISODE SIXTEEN! My 22ND ANNIVERSARY OF LITTLE NICKY special, where I talk about one of Sandman's biggest bombs which has become a semi-cult classic. For the second hour, I play some of my favourite finds from the CJSW Funding Drive mixes I donated to get! FIRST HOUR SILLY, SECOND HOUR SAPPY!Playlist: P.O.D. - School of Hard KnocksIncubus - Pardon MeCypress Hill - Rock SuperstarPowerman 5000 - When Worlds CollideFilter - Take a PictureDeftones - Be Quiet and Drive (Acoustic)CLAMM - I Can Do ItJudy and the Jerks - ScorpionGun Englehorn - Sunset StripTeeTahs - SlimeLASSIE - ChuckleheadFruit Loops - PharmacyRMFC - Robot HouseHugh Man - Art SchoolErik Nervous - &&&GLAAS - Concrete CoffinWINT - DesireStill Depths - FeversBush Tetras - Snakes CrawlSyf Records - MateuszqJason Henn - CarriersAustin Millz - Nobody KhanBAMBII - Twitch (SWITCH TING REMIX)Nidia - CHEFIndia Jordan - DNT STP MY LVSONNIKU - GeopoliticsDisturbed - Stupify (Fu's Forbidden Little Nicky Remix)
What’s Your Niche? - Episode November 3, 2022
EPISODE FIFTEEN! My special episode dedicated to Bob Dylan's brand-new tome The Philosphy of Modern Song, where Bob writes essays on popular songs from the past hundred years. Every song played tonight is featured in the book, and i'll read a little bit of Bob's writing, as well.Playlist: Bob Dylan - Boom Boom ManciniWarren Zevon - Dirty Life and TimesJohnnie Taylor - Cheaper to Keep HerBilly Joe Shaver - Willy the Wandering Gypsy and MeCher - Gypsies, Tramps and ThievesElvis Costello - Pump It UpDion & The Belmonts - Where Or WhenThe Osborne Brothers - Ruby, Are You Mad at Your Man?The Platters - My PrayerGrateful Dead - Truckin'Waylon Jennings - I've Always Been CrazyErnie K. Doe - A Certain GirlPerry Como - Without a SongAllman Brothers - Midnight RiderThe Temptations - Ball of ConfusionDomencio Modugno - VolareJohnny Ray - The Little White Cloud That CriedThe Who - My Generation
What’s Your Niche? - Episode October 27, 2022
EPISODE FOURTEEN! The CJSW FUNDING DRIVE SHOW featuring special guest Brennan of Prisoner's Dilemma!