I missed you guys. I hadn’t done a show here at Woody Radio in 12 days–since a week before Christmas, and here we are, staring down 2019. I realized that if I didn’t act quickly, it would be another week before I get to see you all on the radio, since I’ll be taking off on New Years.
So here’s what we did. While nobody was looking, I snuck into the Woody Radio studios on a Sunday morning, fired up the Woody Radio machine, and rolled out a live, 3 hour show. (Ok, I asked nicely, and Gidget and Tim accommodated me. But I still think the story I just told you is more interesting, and makes for a better sound bite.) In any case, it’s rare that I get to do a show in broad daylight like this.
This then, was truly my last radio show of 2018. It wasn’t a “year end show”, or “best of show”. I’ll do that the first week of February with my Twirlie Awards show. So this was just a chance to spread a little more holiday cheer, in the form of great rock ‘n’ roll, both indie and not-so-indie. We’ll call it our New Years Eve Eve show, since today was December 30th.
But we did answer some questions. Questions like: “What do Lannie Flowers and William Duke have in common with Juliana Hatfield and Midnight Oil?” Answer–those four great artists appeared in a set of music together. Probably wouldn’t happen anywhere else, but it just sounded so right on the show. We answered the question “Who’s Gonna Mow Your Grass?” Answer–Buck Owens, but not before Astral Drive informs us that Love is Real, Frank Black is crowned Teenager of the Year, and Chris Church lets us know that Worse Things Happen at Sea. Very informative, to be sure.
I basically emerged from the holiday cocoon long enough to put together a wide variety of songs, from a varied group of artists, who all sound good together on a Sunday morning. Give a listen to the show, and see what you think.
Speaking of New Years resolutions, (well, we weren’t really, but I guess we are now), you should resolve to listen to more Woody Radio. Expose yourself to some great music you’ve never heard before. We have a full staff of wonderful DJs who love nothing more than sharing their favorite music with you. Do it to kick off 2019 in fine fashion.
Enjoy this show, and a very Happy New Year to you!
Artist | Title | Album
The Who | Heaven And Hell | Live At Leeds Deluxe Edition (Disc 1)
Popdudes | Magnet And Steel | Maximum Rock Stupidity
Lindy LaFontaine (with KYRO) | Alizee | Single release
The Clash | London’s Burning | The Clash
Chandler Travis Philharmonic | Going Back To Work Tomorrow | Waving Kissyhead, Vol 2 & 1
Juliana Hatfield | I See You | Hey Babe
William Duke | Hotels And Meetings | Quatro
Lannie Flowers | Everything A Man Could Want | Single release
Midnight Oil | Dream World | Diesel And Dust
Astral Drive | Love Is Real | Astral Drive
Frank Black | Calistan | Teenager Of The Year
Chris Church | Worse Things Happen At Sea | Limitations Of Source Tape
Buck Owens | Who’s Gonna Mow Your Grass | The Very Best Of Buck Owens
Brian Cullman | New Year’s Eve | New Year’s Eve
Peter Murphy | Cuts You Up | Deep
Rachel Taylor Brown | Maker | Run Tiny Human
Nick Heyward | Reach Out for the Sun | The Apple Bed
Jimmy Catlett | Red, White and Black | Waiting To Fall Off The Earth
Lou Reed | Turn To Me | New Sensations
Sunshine Boys | Save It For A Windy Day | Blue Music
Tawny Thiele | Happy Together | The Fowl Tone Sampler
Agony Aunts | You’re So Vague | Big Cinnamon
Cast | Alright | All Change
Elk City | Ride The Slide | Everybody’s Insecure
Danny Wilkerson | Carry The One | Wilkerson
Emily Zuzik | Potential | You Had Me At Goodbye
Grateful Dead | Mama Tried | Grateful Dead
Spygenius | Get Over Yourself | Pacéphale
Dara Ackerman | Party Bus to Vallejo | Partially True Stories
Elvis Costello | Daddy Can I Turn This? | When I Was Cruel
The Bobbleheads | Turn The Radio On (The Perfect Song) | Make Yourself Happy
Gretchen’s Wheel | Plans | Black Box Theory
Nirvana | Lounge Act | Nevermind
The Smithereens | Crazy Mixed-Up Kid | Especially for You
Molly Grue | Anyway | The happy ending cannot come in the middle of the story
Led Zeppelin | Hots On For Nowhere | Presence
Blake Jones & The Trike Shop | Everybody’s Got an Andy Story | The Underground Garden
Anton Barbeau | MTV Song | Empire of Potential
Bill Lloyd | Working The Long Game | Working The Long Game
The Welcome Matt | My Town | More Empire Days
XTC | No Thugs in Our House | English Settlement
Gail George | He’s an Exclamation! | Follow Your Bliss
Vegas With Randolph | You Could Say Yes | Legs & Luggage
Liz Phair | 6’1″ | Exile in Guyville
The JAC | When You Find Out | Drugs Trucks & Jesus
Steve Barton | Gimme Your Hand | Tall Tales And Alibis – Album 3