What’s in a name? Well, in this case, “Pop” is in a name. In the first full set of this week’s show, we had three artists who’ve got that in common: Iggy Pop, Poplord, and Jointpop. And those three artists couldn’t be any more different from each other, but they sure sounded good, one right after the other. The rest of the show was pretty diverse too. We had a couple of Phillips, Melissa and Sam. A long-awaited Catbirds track. And geez, I wasn’t gonna say it, but how many radio shows do you know of that play Frank Black, Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass, Buck Owens, and Right Said Fred? (A quick mental calculation comes up with the answer “not many”.) We did an extended “overtime” set–you know, that thing that happens when I run out of time but not music. And I sent you off into the night with a Felsen song that, well, gets me choked up every time. As they say in the song, I’m a true believer…in the worst way.
I hope you take some time to listen to at least a little bit of this show. I really love sharing the music with you. It’s what friends do for friends.
Speaking of sharing, one other little request. Woody Radio has created a chance for you to help out some kids in need, this holiday season. A bunch of indie artists have donated some seasonal songs to our brand new charitable project, A Very Woody Xmas. These are the kind of Christmas songs that meet Gidget’s and my rigorous standards for coolness. We wouldn’t put them up there unless they rock–and they do. The charity is ASNCI, an organization in Northwest Indiana which provides resources and support to kids with autism, and their families. So we asked a few artists if they’d consider letting us use some of their music for this good cause. And the thing snowballed (pun intended), other artists caught wind of this, and asked if they could donate songs. Seriously–these good-natured musicians all wanted to help raise a bit of money for the kids. So if you go to our Bandcamp page, and purchase any of this music, the proceeds go directly to ASNCI, and help the kids: https://woodyradio.bandcamp.com/releases. If you buy just one song, that’s one more dollar that can help somebody.
Anyway, thanks for your consideration. Enjoy this week’s show:
Artist | Title | Album
Gretchen’s Wheel | The Fourth Wall | Fragile State
Handcuffs | Resurrection | Electroluv
Iggy Pop | Something Wild | Brick by Brick
Poplord | Kill Me | The Fowl Tone Sampler
Jointpop | Monday Morning Love Situation | Single release
Karim Fanous | So Long Jenny J | Stir Crazy
Brian Eno And John Cale | Been There Done That | Wrong Way Up
The Bobbleheads | Groovy Time Of Year | Single release
Danny Wilkerson | Carry The One | Wilkerson
Richard X. Heyman | Incognito | Incognito
Natalie Cortez & the Ultra Violets | She’s Better | Stupid Fresh Or Stupid Bad
Frank Black | Jaina Blues | Show Me Your Tears
The American Professionals | WMPMS | Sympathetic Overdrive
Sunshine Boys | Tripping Through Time | Blue Music
Chad Neaves | You Said | Something In My Soul
Alison Hogan | No Lullabye | Songs From The Third Act
John Wesley Harding | Kiss Me, Miss Liberty | John Wesley Harding’s New Deal
Buck Owens | Under Your Spell Again | The Very Best Of Buck Owens
Uncle Tupelo | Outdone (1989 Demo) | 89/93: An Anthology
Right Said Fred | I’m Too Sexy (Spanish Version) | I’m Too Sexy
Identical Suns | Common Ground | Identical Suns
Blake Jones and Tom Magill | Life Turns On A Dime | Single release
The Cherry Bluestorms | Purple Heart Magic | Whirligig!
Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass | Mexican Shuffle | Greatest Hits
Lisa Mychols | Goodbye To All Carousels | Sugar
Urge Overkill | Positive Bleeding | Saturation
Yung Wu | Shore Leave | Shore Leave
Lannie Flowers | C’mon Over | Circles
Timbuk 3 | Sunshine | Big Shot In The Dark
Olivia Mancini & The Mates | The Strangest Things | Single release
DC Cardwell | Peace And Love | Some Hope
Melissa Phillips | The Flame | Both Ways
Heiskell | Sick Of Nothing | Clip-On Nose Ring
Shooting Up the Town | Catbirds | What Th’?
Nick Lowe | One’s Too Many (And A Hundred Ain’t Enough) | Nick The Knife
Rachel Taylor Brown | Maker | Run Tiny Human
Adam Marsland | Cut and Run | Go West [Disc 1]
Crooked Flower | Dancing | Into The Light
Maple Mars | Christmastime In The City | Single release
Sam Phillips | Pretty Time Bomb | Human Contact Is Never Easy
Blotto | The B Side | 7 Inches & Other Delights
Elk City | Sparrow | Everybody’s Insecure
Addison Love | Wee & Nancy Lee | Thoughts On Lunch?
Keith Richards | Take It So Hard | Talk Is Cheap
Anton Barbeau | Mumble Something | Natural Causes
Byron Isaacs | Man Of The Times | Disappearing Man
Los Lobos | Will The Wolf Survive? | How Will The Wolf Survive?
Steve Barton | Gimme Your Hand | Tall Tales And Alibis – album 3
The Imperial Sound | I Feel Strange | The New AM
Echo and the Bunnymen | Stormy Weather | Siberia
Dara Ackerman | Party Bus to Vallejo | Partially True Stories
Robyn Hitchcock | Mexican God | Jewels for Sophia
Felsen | Greetings from the Ghost of Heavy Metal Rock and Roll | I Dont Know How to Talk Anymore