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Episode 59: All the Millions of Times


Andrew Sallee approached me at a Denison Witmer concert at the Westport Coffeehouse about nine years ago. He asked, “So I’ve seen you hanging around The Billions at their shows.  Do you do music or something?” (His relatively new band, Namelessnumberheadman, had played with The Billions a couple times, and he had, in fact, seen me hanging out with them at their shows.) He then volunteered his services for any recordings I might make.

Namelessnumberheadman (photo by Kate Smith)

Since then, I’ve often wished Andrew would just leave the Northland and move to Raytown. We’d probably start a jangly, lo-fi psychedelic garage band and release seven-inch records at a Jay Reatard pace. I guess I’ll have to keep dreaming.

Until then, we get to enjoy his solo set tomorrow at the Benetti’s Fall Classic. The show starts at noon, and he’ll play with Sam Billen (Formerly of The Billions…see how this story has come full circle?) and The Sunday Paper.  He even promised to play my requested song. It’ll be a good day.


  1. “My Foolish Pride” – Charlatans (Who We Touch/The End/2010)
  2. “I’m Right Here with You” – Sam Billen (Miracles/Northern/2004)
  3. “Roam an Empty Space” – Monahans (independent/2010)
  4. “I Know How You Got Old” – Namelessnumberheadman (When We Leave, We Will Know Where We Have Been/Urinine/2002)
  5. “Leigh and Me” – Starflyer 2000 (Artcore, Volume 1/Tooth and Nail/1995)

Radio Free Raytown – Episode #59 (10/15/10)

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Benetti’s Fall Classic

Benetti's Fall ClassicAs some of you may know, I am acquaintances with Marcos Benetti, who has a coffeeshop here in Raytown.  The store’s manager, Ben Helt, has asked me to assist with a team of folks–enthusiastic about both Raytown and music–in organizing a string of midday concerts on the first four Saturdays in October.

Come enjoy great beverages beside fire pits, eating free s’mores and listening to legit bands (one of them, My Science Fiction Twin, is mine).

Oh yeah, don’t forget to buy these guys’ merchandise! Double rewards points given for tips to or merchandise purchases from the bands.

All shows begin at NOON in the parking lot behind Benetti’s Coffee Experience. NO COVER. Bring your own chairs and come on out!

October 2
-Chris Starks & Gil Cole of Isaac James
-Villa Sarchi

October 9
The Threes
-The Vinegaroons
Making Movies

October 16
-The Sunday Paper
Sam Billen

October 23
-Brilliant Geographers
-My Science Fiction Twin
-The Prims


Benetti’s Coffee Experience
Bandwagon Merchandise
Radio Free Raytown (That’s me!)
Revolution Radio

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