WOODY RADIO DJ MIKE SHOW #37, 11/20/2018


After a hiatus of three weeks, I was back at the helm of the good pirate radio ship Woody, guiding the music to your ears on Tuesday night. It felt good to be back–and I realized that this week marks my one year anniversary at Woody Radio!

In some ways, it feels like I’m still the newbie. It’s hard to believe that Gidget, Boris, and Mac entrust the airwaves to me for a full 3+ hours each week. But they did take a chance on me last year, and let me join the illustrious staff of Woody Radio DJs, who all endeavor to make you rock hard every week. The first thing I did when I got there was to make sure I read the employee manual. I was shocked to find that it wasn’t a book. Not even a page, or even a paragraph. The entire Woody Radio employee manual can be summarized as follows: “Show up 15 minutes early. Play whatever music you want. Make them rock hard.” That kind of speaks to the fact that we are truly a freeform radio station, and we each get to pick out our own music. Very few rules–which fosters a creative, lively listening experience. I’m truly thrilled to be here, and to mark my first anniversary here.

One fun little set was our birthday tribute to our own DJ Kim Olin, whose birthday was the day of my show. Kim is from New Jersey, so I played a set of all bands from New Jersey–The Feelies, Speed the Plough, Elk City, and Yung Wu. Some of those bands have deep, decades-long connections to one another. I enjoyed hearing them all in one spot.

I also debuted new tracks by Melissa Phillips, Bill Lloyd, Rachel Taylor Brown, Hot Nun (one of Jeff Shelton’s bands), and a song called “Fame” by some guy named David Bowie. Ok, sure, that song came out when I was a little kid. But I’d never before played it on the radio. Now seemed like the time to play this 43 year old track, which sounds every bit as weird today as it did back in 1975. And that’s why I love it so much.

I hope you’ll enjoy listening to this show. If you don’t have time to listen to all 54 tracks, at least listen to part of it. I really enjoyed putting it together for you. Oh–and have a very Happy Thanksgiving. I’m thankful to all of you.

Artist | Title | Album
Wade Johnson | You Know It | You Know It (Single)
Dara Ackerman | A Million Flowers | Dara Ackerman – Partially True Stories
Byron Isaacs | Daddy’s Farm | Disappearing Man
Desario | Down Among Them | Red Returns
Robyn Hitchcock and the Venus 3 | Underground Sun | Ole! Tarantula
Victor Sotelo | Casual Me | Homeland Insecurities
Pugwash | Easier Done Than Said | Silverlake
Winzenried | Ohio | Hooray!!
The Corner Laughers | For The Sake Of The Cat | Ultraviolet Garden
The JudyBats | Saturday | Down in the Shacks Where the Satellite Dishes Grow
The UNDECIDED by Default | Wig Pins | Totally Undecided
The Taters | Goodbye Girl | Taters PARTY
Cheap Trick | Ain’t That A Shame | At Budokan: The Complete Concert
The Welcome Matt | Drone Pilot Blues | More Empire Days
Vegas With Randolph | I Could Be The One | Legs & Luggage
Karen Haglof | Ode To Bon Jovi | Palomino Steady Rocking
Danny Wilkerson | How She Lost My Heart | Wilkerson
Melissa Phillips | The Flame | Both Ways
The Sleep Junkies | The First Time Is Never The Last Time | The Fowl Tone Sampler
Jason Berk | That’s Not You | Everything Old Is New Again
Sunshine Boys | Glider PIlot | Blue Music
The Feelies | Gone Gone Gone | In Between
Speed The Plough | Garden | Now
Elk City | Ride The Slide | Everybody’s Insecure
Yung Wu | Strange Little Man | Shore Leave
Spygenius | Godfearing | Pacéphale
The Beat Farmers | California Kid | Tales Of The New West
Bill Lloyd | What Time Won’t Heal | Working The Long Game
Lisa Mychols | Into Oblivion | Sugar
Hannah Judson | Here U Are | I Wanna Know
William Duke | Caroline And The Silver Screen | Quatro
Lannie Flowers | Good | March To Home
Duncan Faure | All at Once | Pronounced Four Uh
Blake Jones & The Trike Shop | Christmas Sale | The Underground Garden
R.E.M. | Harborcoat | Reckoning
Matt North | Seventeen Days | Above Ground Fools
Juliana Hatfield | Quit | Hey Babe
Steve Barton | When She’s Lost Your Mind | Tall Tales And Alibis – album 1
Rachel Taylor Brown | Maker | Run Tiny Human
Lisa Said | Travelling Minus Zero | No Turn Left Behind
Hot Nun | Big Fat No | Born To Blaze
Anton Barbeau | Disambiguation | Natural Causes
John Entwistle | What Are We Doing Here? | Thunderfingers: The Best of John Entwistle
The Imperial Sound | Get Along! | The New AM
Frank Black | Fazer Eyes | Teenager of the Year
Bettie Serveert | Unsound | Private Suit
The Re-Used Electrics | One Track Mind | For Johnny
Kat Jones | Those Expensive Eyes | La Rosa, La Calavera
David Bowie | Fame | Young Americans
Sam Phillips | Pretty Time Bomb | Human Contact Is Never Easy
The Catbirds | I’m Only You | Catbirds Say Yeah
Molly Grue | O Dymphna! (Stepped Over) | The happy ending cannot come in the middle of the story
Natalie Cortez & The Ultraviolets | Up All Night | Twitch!
The Velvet Underground | Rock & Roll | Loaded


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