DJ Mike is taken aback at the eclectic mix of music in this episode.
Promises. They’re meant to be kept. And I dont like to make a promise unless I can keep it. And that’s just what I did this past Tuesday night. Within an hour before showtime, I made the following promise on Facebook and Twitter:

“It’s Tuesday night, and that means it’s time for the DJ Mike show with no name on Woody Radio! 3+ hours of amazing music, mixed together randomly and with no common sense!”

Well guess what–I delivered. Especially with that random mix of music, put together with no common sense. Some of these segues are just plain not supposed to happen.

Exhibit A. Think about Rachel Taylor Brown’s song “Little Gyre”. If you listen, it’s energetic, frenetic, and jarring. The piano playing is loud and angry, and the vocals get to the point of overmodulation. It’s pretty exciting to listen to. But what the heck–how did Buck Owens get placed right after that? Um, well…

Exhibit B. A three song set, from top to bottom: Banjo Bones, Sacramento’s “Dark Side of Americana”, then Mimi Betinis, the King of Power Pop (at least one of them), and immediately after that, AC/DC–and not just any AC/DC song, but “It’s A Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock ‘N’ Roll)”. Yes–the amazing bagpipe song. That one. The only sensible thing I did there was to make that one the last song of the set–because nothing, simply nothing, should ever follow that song. It’s a set-ender.

Exhibit C. This one happened in the first set of overtime, which we lovingly refer to as Overtime I. A blazing track from local cowpunk outfit JonEmery & The Unconventionals, followed by The Who’s “905”, a typically odd John Entwistle composition, about test tube babies. Who allowed this?

So here’s your homework assignment: listen to the show, and see if you can hear any other illegal and illogical segues. I’m sure you’ll find them. And in the process, be entertained, and enjoy the music!

Artist | Title | Album
Heiskell | The Great Opaque | Songs In The Key Of H
Arrica Rose & the …’s | When You’re Gone | Low as the Moon
Yung Wu | Shore Leave | Shore Leave
In Deed | Five Times a Day | Everest (Extended CD Version)
Felsen | Lorazepam | I Dont Know How to Talk Anymore
The Kariannes | Every Word Means No | This Song Is a Cure (Big Stir Digital Single No. 17)
The Gold Needles | Here She Goes Again | Through A Window
Rachel Taylor Brown | Little Gyre | Run Tiny Human
Buck Owens | Tall Dark Stranger | The Very Best Of Buck Owens
The Decibels | The Truth | Scene, Not Herd
Kevin Seconds | Masterpiece Unfinished | Don’t Let Me Lose Ya
Sunshine Boys | Caroline Yes | Blue Music
Rose Reiter | Where You Are | What I Don’t Get
Corner Laughers | The Red Queen | Tomb of Leopards
Lost Leaders | All That I Want | Promises Promises
Drunken Prayer | Science | Cordelia Elsewhere
Juliana Hatfield | Don’t Rush Me | Beautiful Creature
Bill Mumy | Having You Around | Lockford
Bay Station | Be Kind | Go Out And Make Some
Trip Wire | Had Enough | Once & Always
Chancellorpink | A Rainbow’s Knocking | All of Them Monsters
Tom Alford | Yes It’s You | Second Foundation
Dave Edmunds | Slipping Away | Information
Elk City | My Manual | Everybody’s Insecure
Matt North | Come Here Go Away | Above Ground Fools
Banjo Bones | Dangerous Game | Ghostly Musings From The Delta
Mimi Betinis | Pontiac | Music Sounds
AC/DC | It’s A Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock ‘N’ Roll) | High Voltage
Molly Grue | Anyway | The happy ending cannot come in the middle of the story
The Orange Peels | Grey Holiday | Sun Moon
Lannie Flowers | Give Me a Chance | New Songs Old Stories
Urge Overkill | The Break | Exit The Dragon
Roger Joseph Manning Jr. | Funhouse | Glamping
Edward Rogers | Burn N Play | Glass Marbles
Elton John | Writing | Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy
Sparklejet | Let’s Behind That Place | Beyond the Beyond
Matthew Sweet | Ugly Truth Rock | Altered Beast
The Armoires | The Twelve-Inch | Side Three
Smoking Popes | Before I’m Gone | Destination Failure
Bellygunner | Heldtogetherbyasinglestitch | Machine Gun Built For Two
Nick Eng | It’s Alright | Long Shot
The Cherry Bluestorms | Roy Wood | Whirligig!
Ricky Berger | Michael’s Song | Ricky Berger’s First Album
Bill Lloyd | Miracle Mile | Working The Long Game
The Bobbleheads | Become One | Myths And Fables
Adam Marsland | Cut and Run | Go West [Disc 1]
Blake Jones & The Trike Shop | Sun Up | The Underground Garden
Herb Eimerman | Just Wishful Thinking | Five Dimensional Man
JonEmery | Ghost Town Road | Wrecked
The Who | 905 | Who Are You
Natalie Cortez & The Ultraviolets | Ghost Of You | Twitch!
The Imperial Sound | Get Along! | The New Am
Girls On Grass | Thoughts Are Free | Dirty Power
Matt Langlois | Let Your Sunshine Out | Merde!
R Stevie Moore | Back In Time | Afterlife
Freedy Johnston | Responsible | Can You Fly


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