Enjoy this random shot of a fish taco I had for lunch, mere hours before doing the radio show.
This week’s show was all-out, guns blazing, rock ‘n’ roll glory. Many different styles of music were represented. I didn’t even wait till the wee hours to start playing the weird stuff–I just threw some of that in during the first hour, and kept going.

Highlights? Well, for instance, we played a couple of Beatles covers–one by Anton Barbeau, and one by The Cherry Bluestorms. In both cases–the songs were completely reinvented, and sound great in 2019. Brought Smoking Popes aboard for the first time (yes, I’m slow, but I get there), and some new New Duncan Imperials made the scene (yes, I get to say “new New” in that sentence!). Some noteworthy geography: soul music from Iowa (Diplomats of Solid Sound), Americana from Washington, D.C. (Lisa Said), power pop from Reno (Nick Eng), and more Americana from Brooklyn, NYC (Girls On Grass). Matt Langlois offered up some quick fashion advice–in under 60 seconds! Translator, Leslie Pereira & The Lazy Heroes, and Michael Simmons all ruminated on summer–even though we’re a long way off from it here in rainy Sacramento. And of course, late in the show, we played a Midwest gem from long ago–Fire Town, sounding a lot like an ominous version of The Jayhawks. A little background on Fire Town–they ended up adding Shirley Manson and became Garbage in the 1990s–but not before drummer Butch Vig produced some other people’s music (ever hear of Nirvana’s Nevermind?).

Oh–and I ate a couple of great fish tacos at Oscar’s Very Mexican Food in West Sacramento for lunch the day of the show, and was so moved to share a photo of this glorious California culinary delight. That, in part, is what powered tonight’s show.

So this show was a great jaunt through rock ‘n’ roll. It really was the kind of show I would have liked to listen to–had I not been busy at the time it aired! Hopefully, you’ll feel the same way. Enjoy, and then go out and enjoy all the other shows at Woody Radio too.

Artist | Title | Album
The Judybats | Incredible Bittersweet | Pain Makes You Beautiful
Iggy Pop | Vulture | Post Pop Depression
Bellygunner | Heldtogetherbyasinglestitch | Machine Gun Built For Two
Victor Sotelo | Hey Paul! | Homeland Insecurities
Anton Barbeau | Love Me Do | Berliner Grotesk
The Cherry Bluestorms | She Said She Said | Whirligig!
Bill Lloyd | Satellite | Working The Long Game
Rachel Taylor Brown | Maker | Run Tiny Human
Blake Babies | Grateful | Earwig Demos
The Armoires | The Laws Have Changed | Side Three
The Who | Don’t Look Away | A Quick One
Sue Leonard | Who Wrote This Book On Love | Leonardville
Smoking Popes | You Spoke to Me | Destination Failure
Duncan Faure | In The Right Place | Anthology
Pugwash | Easier Done Than Said | Silverlake
Throwback Suburbia | Sinking Feeling | Shot Glass Souvenir
Michal Towber | Old | No Resolution
Nick Eng | For Tonight | Long Shot
Jody Porter | In the Beginning… | Pacifier
Fun of the Pier | Possible | 14:42
Diplomats Of Solid Sound | Already Gone | A Higher Place
R.E.M. | Ignoreland | Automatic For The People
Laurie Larson | Endless Thank You Loop | A Striking Resemblance
Lannie Flowers | Doin’ Fine | March To Home
Chancellorpink | A Rainbow’s Knocking | All of Them Monsters
Lisa Said | Hard To Brake | No Turn Left Behind
Nick Lowe | Dose Of You | Labour of Lust
The Bobbleheads | 07 – Joey | Myths And Fables
Natalie Cortez & The Ultraviolets | Three Times | Twitch!
The Corner Laughers | For The Sake Of The Cat | Ultraviolet Garden
The Decibels | This Bad Dream | Scene, Not Herd
Matt Langlois | Don’t Tuck Your Shirt Into Your Pants | Merde!
XTC | No Thugs in Our House | English Settlement
The New Duncan Imperials | Deep Fried And Walleyed | Hunny Bunny
Translator | Last Fields Of Summer | Single release
Leslie Pereira & The Lazy Heroes | Sweet Summer | Fight For Now
Michael Simmons | Rudderless Day | First Days of Summer
The Schramms | Spent | Omnidirectional
Girls On Grass | Down At The Bottom | Dirty Power
The Kariannes | This Song Is a Cure | This Song Is a Cure (Big Stir Digital Single No. 17)
Identical Suns | Etched In Stone | Week Minded
Trip Wire | Bottle Rocket | Once & Always
Lost Leaders | All That I Want | Promises Promises
50 Watt Heavy | California Last Calls | Better Days
Tawny Thiele | Happy Together | The Fowl Tone Sampler
Blake Jones & The Trike Shop | My Soft Rock Girlfriend | Make
Elk City | 25 Lines | Everybody’s Insecure
Julian Cope | Hanging Out And Hung Up On The Line | Peggy Suicide
B.J. Thomas | Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head | The Complete Scepter Singles
Fire Town | The Good Life | The Good Life
Krista D | Penny for your Thoughts | Look at me… I’m Krista D
The Mysteries of Life | Coat of Arms | Bad Advice
The Smithereens | Hand of Glory | Especially for You
Chris Church | Bell The Cat | Limitations Of Source Tape
Blackie & The Rodeo Kings | Loving Cup | Let’s Frolic


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