WOODY RADIO DJ MIKE SHOW #36, 10/30/2018


This week’s show was fun. Wait–I think I said that about last week’s show too. I had listeners marveling at how, um, “diverse” the music was tonight. We really did have some sets of music, right out of the gate, that kept us all on our toes. Just that first full set–between new addition to our rotation Rachel Taylor Brown, The Bobbleheads, Sue Leonard, and Elvis Costello–some very different sounds there, but they all managed to flow together, and keep the listeners (and your host) guessing. And good thing too–it gets late for some of our Woody Radio listeners, and so these jarring segues should keep everybody awake.

It was kind of a festive show, being the day before Halloween. We played a Halloween song by The Taters. Did you know that about three years ago, they did an entire album of Halloween originals? And then after that, we played one of the only rock ‘n’ roll songs I know of, if not the only song, to feature bagpipes. And strangely enough, in 20 years of doing radio, that was the very first time I’d ever played AC/DC on any of my shows. Why? Well, I love a lot of AC/DC’s catalog, but it gets played so much on commercial radio, that I usually choose to give my airtime to artists who don’t get as much exposure. But this particular song, “It’s A Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock ‘N’ Roll)”, is just stellar. Something about the guitar vs bagpipe corps interplay just gets me. (And that’s not a sentence I ever thought I’d write!) We also made sure to wish a belated happy birthday to Maria Sokratis of The Undecided By Default. We covered the upcoming US elections with a topical DC Cardwell song. And we debuted another Molly Grue song, featuring a stellar vocal performance by Krista Acheson. All in all, there were really a lot of musical treats for you this week. I hope you get to listen to at least a little bit of the show.

While you’re at it, make some time to listen to any one or more of the other Woody Radio shows. There’s some amazing music to be found, for sure. It’s a labor of love for all of us. Enjoy the show!

Artist | Title | Album
DC Cardwell | Something Worth Voting For | Some Hope
Rachel Taylor Brown | Little Gyre | Run Tiny Human
The Bobbleheads | Mean Girls | Make Yourself Happy
Sue Leonard | Who Wrote This Book On Love | Leonardville
Elvis Costello & The Attractions | Moods For Moderns | Armed Forces
Luka Bloom | Delirious | Riverside
The Cherry Bluestorms | Brighter Days | Whirligig!
The Mike Brown Band | Pay | Single release
Lisa Mychols | I Go Wild | Single release
Gene Loves Jezebel | Summertime | Dance Underwater
Blackie & The Rodeo Kings | That’s What I Like | Let’s Frolic
Bay Station | Be Kind | Go Out And Make Some
Juliana Hatfield | No Answer | Hey Babe
Blake Jones & The Trike Shop | Alchemy C’mere | MAKE
R.E.M. | Voice Of Harold | Dead Letter Office
Kelley Ryan | Monkey To Man | Beyond Belief: A Tribute To Elvis Costello
Mark’s Men | Where Were You Last Night | The Fowl Tone Sampler
Byron Isaacs | Disappearing Man | Disappearing Man
Duncan Faure | Back to the Day | 4
The Imperial Sound | Yesterday | The New AM
Two Dollar Pistols | Gettin’ Gone | You Ruined Everything
The Taters | Don’t Scream (It’s Only Halloween) | DON’T SCREAM!
AC/DC | It’s A Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock ‘N’ Roll) | High Voltage
Chris Church | Worse Things Happen At Sea | Limitations Of Source Tape
Walker Brigade | DIsEASE | Therapy Animal
The Armoires | Fort Ashby | Incidental Light Show
Molly Grue | Anyway | The happy ending cannot come in the middle of the story
Buck Owens | Tall Dark Stranger | The Very Best Of Buck Owens
Edward Rogers | She’s the One | TV Generation
Trip Wire | I’m Not The Enemy | Cold Gas Giants
The Undecided By Default | Object Of My Desire | The Undecided By Default – Totally Undecided
Death Cab For Cutie | World Shut Your Mouth (Julian Cope) | Single release
Anton Barbeau | MTV Song | Empire of Potential
Girls on Grass | Father Says Why | Girls on Grass
Heiskell | Still Life With Broken Heart | Emotional Terrorism
Jimmy Catlett | Red, White and Black | Waiting To Fall Off The Earth
Steve Barton | Before I Get Too Young | Tall Tales And Alibis – Album 3
Lannie Flowers | Give Me a Chance | New Songs Old Stories
The Corner Laughers | Fairytale Tourist | Matilda Effect
Sean O’Brien and His Dirty Hands | Sleeping With Me | Mistakes
Natalie Cortez & The Ultraviolets | Three Times | Twitch!
Pugwash | The Perfect Summer | Silverlake
The Mighty Lemon Drops | Inside Out | Young, Gifted, And Black Country
Vegas With Randolph | Women In Airports | Legs & Luggage
Sarah Stanley | When I Lose My Heart | Tuesday Girl
Los Lobos | The Hardest Time | By The Light Of The Moon
Sunshine Boys | There Goes Another One | Blue Music
Freedy Johnston | Responsible | Can You Fly
Felsen | Felsen’s Gonna Save You | Breaking Up With Loneliness
The Chandler Travis Three-O | Air, Running Backwards | Bocce & Bourbon: The Comfortable Songs Of Travis & Greenberger
Jayhawks | Bad Time | Tomorrow The Green Grass
Frank Black | If It Takes All Night | Dog In the Sand
Elk City | 25 Lines | Everybody’s Insecure


1 Comment

  1. Hey, Mike: thanks for the support! May I point out that “Sleep” on our new album Whirligig! has a cadre of Uileann pipes including a coda featuring same? Well, I hope I may, ‘cause I just did!

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