Your fortune, 4/16/2019
Double nickels on the dime. I can’t drive fifty-five. Senior discount at Denny’s. The road from Chicago to New Orleans.

What is he blathering about this week? Well, no other way to put it, but what you are holding in your hands, and are about to listen to, is the 55th episode of DJ Mike’s show! Still haven’t named the thing yet, although working nicknames include “The Tuesday Night Extravaganza” and “Show With No Name”. As I’ve said before in this space, either way, going unnamed suits me just fine. Let’s keep the attention on the music.

And the music–wow! We kicked off with a totally badass, two minute soundcheck song by The Handcuffs–they literally wrote it to use at soundchecks, and it’s fiery enough to give any sound system a workout. And then–you and I did something cool together–we heard Lannie Flowers’ latest free downloadable single (spyderpop.com) for the first time! Yes–you heard me right–I downloaded it the night before the show, and purposely didn’t listen to it. Being a Lannie Flowers song, I already knew it would be great, and I thought it would be cool to just hear it on the air, alongside listeners, for the very first time. My faith was rewarded.

Also–I hadn’t played The Clutter Family on the radio in about seven years–so it was high time to make amends. I also played a song which, if I had to make a list of my top 10 favorite songs of the 1990s, would easily make the list. Which song? Ah…listen, and the truth will be revealed. We had another Fortune Cookie Report. And a weather report. And a mini ag report (just pointed out that I planted a summer garden, that’s all). And of course, as usual, I ran out of time before I got through all the music I had hand selected for you, so we did double overtime. I’m thinking we got our money’s worth with this show. I’ve enjoyed taking hold of the microphone 55 times, and am pleased that the good management at Woody Radio has permitted this/hasn’t caught hold of me yet with a cease and desist order. Either way, I think we’re safe–for now.

Give a listen–I hope you enjoy!


Artist | Title | Album
The Handcuffs | This is a Test | Waiting For The Robot
Lannie Flowers | What Did I Know | March To Home
Poplord | Save the Monkey | Poplord vs The Universe
Matt Langlois | I Am With You | Merde!
Frank Black | If It Takes All Night | Dog In the Sand
Lost Leaders | To The Top | Promises Promises
The Clutter Family | Artist In the Office | The Clutter Family
Lisa Mychols | Endless Daydream | Sugar
Peter Murphy | Cuts You Up | Deep
Richard X. Heyman | Incognito | Incognito
Girls On Grass | Down At The Bottom | Dirty Power
Charms Against The Evil Eye | Where Are The Living? | Where Are The Living? (Big Stir Digital Single No. 19)
The Catbirds | Pajama Pants Baby | Catbirds Say Yeah
Natalie Cortez & the Ultra Violets | Take You Home | Stupid Fresh Or Stupid Bad
Jody Porter | Valerie Sometimes | Pacifier
Drunken Prayer | Science | Cordelia Elsewhere
Blake Jones & The Trike Shop | Alchemy C’mere | Make
The Decibels | Shake Some Action | Big Hits! (Plus Twelve More)
The Campfire Flies | I Can’t Find A Place That Feels Like Home | Sparks Like Little Stars
The Kariannes | This Song Is a Cure | This Song Is a Cure (Big Stir Digital Single No. 17)
Elvis Costello | 45 | When I Was Cruel
The Cherry Bluestorms | Roy Wood | Whirligig!
Right Said Fred | Upon My Heart | Up
The Corner Laughers | Stonewords | Ultraviolet Garden
The re-Used Electrics | Pills | For Johnny
Trip Wire | Down | Once & Always
Lisa Said | Comes And Goes | No Turn Left Behind
Steve Barton | Before I Get Too Young | Tall Tales And Alibis – album 3
Blake Babies | Your Way Or The Highway | Earwig Demos
Sunshine Boys | There Goes Another One | Blue Music
Back Home | Joseph Swidenbank | Uncovered
Molly Grue | Anyway | The happy ending cannot come in the middle of the story
Chancellorpink | Cracking Up | All of Them Monsters
Merle Haggard And The Strangers | Mama Tried (2006 Digital Remaster) | Hag: The Best of Merle Haggard
Yung Wu | Shore Leave | Shore Leave
Taters | Queen of the USA | Single release
Michal Towber | Old | No Resolution
The Armoires | Alesandra 619 | Big Stir Power Pop & More: The First Year (2018 Reissue)
Bill Lloyd | Satellite | Working The Long Game
The The | Slow Emotion Replay | Dusk [Reissue]
The Scratch | Homely Crackle | Single release
Sparklejet | The Lost Place | Phonovella
Uncle Tupelo | Grindstone | 89/93: An Anthology
Felsen | Greetings from the Ghost of Heavy Metal Rock and Roll | I Dont Know How to Talk Anymore
Gail George | He’s an Exclamation! | Follow Your Bliss
Crowded House | There Goes God | Woodface
Heiskell | Deep Appreciation | Arriving
Adam Marsland | Talking about Myself | Go West [Disc 1]
R Stevie Moore | Come My Way | Afterlife
Buck Owens | Tall Dark Stranger | The Very Best Of Buck Owens
The Bobbleheads | Become One | Myths And Fables
Olivia Mancini & The Mates | The Strangest Things | You Can See The Mountains From Here
Freedy Johnston | Responsible | Can You Fly


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