Your handmade fortune cookie, 4/2/2019. Kind of lame, but I ran out of the real kind.

This week, it was all about the segues and oddball tracks. For instance, I’d want to be Michal Towber this week. Her powerful vocals were on display, sandwiched right between The Beatles and The Smiths. Or Natalie Cortez and the Ultraviolets, situated between R. Stevie Moore and R.E.M., a couple of legendary artists–but Natalie herself is pretty much a local music legend here in Sacramento, so it’s not that much of a stretch.

We started the show off with a smoldering track from London, UK’s Karim Fanous, and then kept the music moving with a Beat Farmers song that as I’ve said over the years, “it’s not a nice song, but it is a song”. Kind of needs a parental warning. We had a pair of Todds–a great new pre-release track from Identical Suns, which features Rene Rodriguez and Todd Stanton, followed by Big Head Todd and the Monsters. (Yes, that’s a bit of a stretch, and in retrospect, I probably should have thrown in some Todd Rundgren–but I don’t write these segues–they write themselves!) That R.E.M. track–Voice of Harold–do you know the story behind that? I’ll tell you during the show, but basically, Michael Stipe was bored in the studio, found an old gospel album, and set the liner notes to the backing tracks from Seven Chinese Brothers. Kind of a hilarious prank, which showed up on Dead Letter Office. And then the rare Strontium 90 track. Listen to the show to find out who it really is, but I can hint at it here: their album is called Police Academy.

Your semi-intrepid host.

It’s been great receiving so much great new 2019 music, and we featured tracks from the likes of San Francisco artists The Bobbleheads, Dara Ackerman, and The Morning Line. We heard a great cover from new L.A. supergroup The Kariannes. The East Coast provided brand new tracks from Lost Leaders, Girls On Grass, and Chancellorpink (Pittsburgh is the East Coast, right?). Oh–and I ran out of fortune cookies, but I improvised a Fortune Cookie Report with a wafer creme cookie and a handwritten fortune. It was kind of lame, and I really should leave fortune cookie fortune writing to the professionals who do this for a living!

Well, there is this too: enjoy the show! And listen to all our other great Woody Radio shows. There’s some radio magic happening at www.woodyradio.com.

Artist | Title | Album
Karim Fanous | Perfume | Stir Crazy
The Beat Farmers | California Kid | Tales Of The New West
The Bobbleheads | Listen You Know | Myths And Fables
Jointpop | Monday Morning Love Situation | Single release
Rachel Taylor Brown | Up You | Run Tiny Human
Green Day | Burnout | Dookie
Pete’s Copter | Magic Circle | The Fowl Tone Sampler
Fun of the Pier | Possible | 14:42
Identical Suns | Miss Her Reminiscing | Week Minded
Big Head Todd & The Monsters | In The Morning | Strategem
Blake Jones & The Trike Shop | Sun Up | The Underground Garden
honeychain | Ready For The World To End | Crushed
HUGElarge | Sometimes Good Guys Don’t Wear White | HUGElarge
Piramid Scheme | Bandwagon Jumping Machine | Get Rich Quick Too
The Beatles | With a Little Help From My Friends [Take 1- False Start And Take 2- Ins | Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band [50th Anniversary Edition 2 CD] Disc 2
Michal Towber | Devil You Love | No Resolution
The Smiths | Bigmouth Strikes Again | The Queen Is Dead
Sitcom Neighbor | Out In The Country | White Lace And Promises: The Songs Of Paul Williams
Chris Church | Worse Things Happen At Sea | Limitations Of Source Tape
The Cherry Bluestorms | Brighter Days | Whirligig!
John Wesley Harding | Dead Centre Of Town | Why We Fight
The American Professionals | WMPMS | Sympathetic Overdrive
Gail George with Early Times | Be Okay | The Barrio Sessions
R. Stevie Moore | The Winner | Afterlife
Natalie Cortez & the Ultra Violets | She’s Better | Stupid Fresh Or Stupid Bad
R.E.M. | Voice Of Harold | Dead Letter Office
Dara Ackerman | Partially True Stories | Partially True Stories
Lannie Flowers | Another Boy Like Me | New Songs Old Stories
Strontium 90 | Visions Of The Night | Police Academy
The Popdogs | Kelly’s On | Single release
Duncan Faure | Wouldn’t It Be Good | Pronounced Four Uh
Trip Wire | Down | Once & Always
The Catbirds | Who’s Sorry Now | Catbirds Say Yeah
Yung Wu | Shore Leave | Shore Leave
The Clash | Ivan Meets G.I. Joe | Sandinista! Disc 1
The Kariannes | Every Word Means No | This Song Is a Cure (Big Stir Digital Single No. 17)
Sparklejet | Somewhere Along The Way | Phonovella
Sunshine Boys | Billy Boy | Blue Music
Lost Leaders | I Will (Fulfill) | Promises Promises
Girls On Grass | Thoughts Are Free | Dirty Power
Frank Black | St. Francis Dam Disaster | Dog In the Sand
The Morning Line | South Carolina | North
Molly Grue | O Dymphna! (Stepped Over) | The happy ending cannot come in the middle of the story
Dwight Yoakam | An Exception To The Rule | Population Me
Christina & Rex | Responsible (Demo) | Demo
Elk City | My Manual | Everybody’s Insecure
Felsen | Tierra Del Fuego | I Don’t Know How to Talk Anymore
The Orange Peels | Mystery Lawn | So Far
NRBQ | Scraps | Scraps
Chancellorpink | A Rainbow’s Knocking | All of Them Monsters
Blake Babies | Your Way Or The Highway | Earwig Demos
The Decibels | Stupidity | Scene, Not Herd
Mimi Betinis | Pontiac | Music Sounds
Lisa Mychols | Endless Daydream | Sugar
Anton Barbeau | Magazine Street | Natural Causes
Elvis Costello & The Attractions | Next Time Round | Blood & Chocolate


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