“Will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I’m sixty-four?”
Yes, this is my 64th show on Woody Radio. And I’m hoping you still need me–or at least the music that I play. But even if you don’t, I’ll come back next week for another try.
Speaking of Woody Radio–this was the first night of our new Tuesday radio block–our very own DJ Gidget rejoins our Tuesday lineup. So in order, we have DJ Gidget coming on at 3:00 p.m. Pacific, then DJ Mac at 5:00 p.m., and me at 8:00 p.m. That adds up to over 8 hours of live DJs in a row, who care very deeply about what you listen to.
When I got my turn, I was able to get over 55 songs into the show. And came out of the gate fighting. DJ Mac ended his show with the epic Prince song Purple Rain. So I jumped right in with Taj Mahal. And then Liz Phair. Is this even allowed? Sure it is–this is Woody Radio.
Later on, I debuted a track from the late, great Sacramento band Sex 66: “Skinny Girl”. About 75% rock and roll and 25% Americana–more rocking than not. Listen for the dive-bombing guitar runs–there hasn’t been a band out of Sacramento like these guys since they disbanded in 2000.
And–a couple of birthday greetings: Lindy LaFontaine and Michael Simmons both celebrated birthdays this week, so we celebrated their music.
Finally–a rare track–Rick Hromadka of Maple Mars, recorded live in the Sacramento Twirl Radio studios last summer, doing his signature song “Welcome to Maple Mars”. As relaxed as that session was, the performance was still magnificent, and I was lucky to have captured it.
So grab my hand, and let’s dive into all this music.
Artist | Title | Album
Taj Mahal | Squat That Rabbit | Like Never Before
Liz Phair | Supernova (Edit) | Supernova (Single)
The Sleep Junkies | The First Time Is Never The Last Time | The Fowl Tone Sampler
HUGElarge | Sometimes Good Guys Don’t Wear White | HUGElarge
Diplomats Of Solid Sound | Already Gone | A Higher Place
Rooftop Screamers | Your Day Will Come Feat.-David Paton | Single release
Girls On Grass | Down At The Bottom | Dirty Power
Chancellorpink | Angie Baby | All of Them Monsters
Julian Cope | Beautiful Love | Peggy Suicide
Rachel Taylor Brown | Maker | Run Tiny Human
The Feelies | Gone Gone Gone | In Between
Matt Langlois | You Are My Weekend | Merde!
Sex 66 | Skinny Girl | Grew Up Down
Smoking Popes | Just Broke Up | Born To Quit
The Handcuffs | Baby I Love You | Waiting For The Robot
Curtis Mayfield | Superfly | The Very Best Of Curtis Mayfield
Agony Aunts | Cool Fresh Nights | Big Cinnamon
Steve Barton | How Can I Believe | Tall Tales And Alibis – album 1
Piramid Scheme | Bandwagon Jumping Machine | Get Rich Quick Too
The Cherry Bluestorms | Purple Heart Magic | Whirligig!
Rick Hromadka in the Twirl Studios | Welcome to Maple Mars | Exclusive track
Trip Wire | Easy Exit | Once & Always
A Band Called Mithras | Walk Away Renee | Single release
The Decibels | Overcast Day | The Big Sounds Of The Decibels
Gail George | He’s an Exclamation! | Follow Your Bliss
Teenage Fanclub | It’s All In My Head | Man-Made
The Armoires | Alesandra 619 | Big Stir Power Pop & More: The First Year (2018 Reissue)
The Clash | Red Angel Dragnet | Combat Rock
Adam Marsland | Talking about Myself | Go West [Disc 1]
The Morning Line | Synthadamus | Remix
Duncan Faure | Man Of A Thousand Dreams | Anthology
Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass | Tijuana Taxi | Greatest Hits
Danny Wilkerson | How She Lost My Heart | Wilkerson
Krista D | Crazy Bitch | Single release
The Vulgar Boatmen | Mary Jane | You and Your Sister
Felsen | Mary You Could Be Happy | Breaking Up With Loneliness
The Smithereens | Deep Black | Green Thoughts
Natalie Cortez & The Ultraviolets | Three Times | Twitch!
Sunshine Boys | There Goes Another One | Blue Music
Ass Ponys | Little Bastard | Little Bastard
Lisa Mychols | Endless Daydream | Sugar
Kyro (with Lindy LaFontaine) | This Too, In Time, Shall Pass | Single release
The Beat Farmers | Bigger Stones | Tales Of The New West
Lannie Flowers | Good | March To Home
The Kariannes | This Song Is a Cure | This Song Is a Cure (Big Stir Digital Single No. 17)
Ricky Berger | Silly Boy, Goodnight | Ricky Berger’s First Album
Elvis Costello & The Attractions | Next Time Round | Blood & Chocolate
Spanic Boys | Keep On Walking | Spanic Boys
Teina Anthony | A Natural Life | Demos & Rare Finds
Wire Train | Simply Racing | Wire Train
The Darling Buds | Crystal Clear | Crawdaddy
Walker Brigade | Choker | Therapy Animal
Bellygunner | Kilobyte | Machine Gun Built For Two
Winzenried | Soul is Mine | Hooray!!
Michael Simmons | Rudderless Day | First Days of Summer
Electronic | Get the Message | Electronic