Get your kicks, on Show 66.
Gonna get my kicks on Route 66. Dang, I wish I’d thought to play one of the many versions of that legendary song on this, my 66th Woody Radio show. I’m the kind of person who always has the great ideas, but AFTER the fact. So yes, that great song written by Bobby Troup. (Remember that TV show Emergency, back in the 70’s? He was ER Dr. Joe Early.) I could have done a show featuring several versions of that song, including the original Nat King Cole version, and other versions by Chuck Berry, The Rolling Stones, Bing Crosby, Peter Tork, Tom Petty, Depeche Mode, The Replacements–and who else am I leaving out?

But since I didn’t have that particular idea in a timely fashion, I did something else–basically, what I usually do: play a selection of around 55 songs or so, that you won’t generally hear all in the same place, and try not to lose too much audience due to trainwreck segues. I might even try to award a “Segue of the Evening” award to what I feel is the best, weirdest, or most inspired segue. Kind of like giving an MVP award to an athlete after a game. Only this is kind of self-serving–because I’m basically giving the award to myself. Is that a problem? Hmmm…I don’t know, but since I kind of program this show on the fly, it’s more like I’m going back and seeing what fell together the best.

So tonight’s “Segue of the Evening” award goes to: the segue between Michael Simmons’ rap song “EPs are Weak”, immediately followed by B.J. Thomas classic “I Just Can’t Help Believing”, one of those songs that I always think of as a “nice song from my parents’ era”. Kind of a palate cleanser, if you will. I found out that Michael was listening to my show, so I thought it would be great fun to pull out his rap song, and see if I could get an eyeroll from him. The problem is, of course, I really can’t see what my listeners are doing during the show. But that’s okay. I was amused.

Hey–I just realized something pertinent. Later in the show, we played the legendary Sacramento band Sex 66–so that’s appropriate for our 66th show! This great band, which disbanded nearly two decades ago, has always been on my heart, mind, and playlists. Their “Grew Up Down” album was a pretty important milestone for the Sacramento music scene–kind of a local high water mark of the era.

I hope you can check out the show–there’s lots and lots of amazing indie and some not-so-indie rock ‘n’ roll tucked in here. I hope you hear something you like!

Artist | Title | Album
The Ks | The Mosquito | Can’t Get it Together
In.Deed | Heart Attack | Everest (Extended CD Version)
Lisa Mychols | I Go Wild | Single release
The Bobbleheads | I Really See You | Myths And Fables
Poplord | I’d Fall Down | Full/Filled
Michael Simmons | EP’s Are Weak | First Days of Summer
B.J. Thomas | I Just Can’t Help Believing | The Complete Scepter Singles
Milltown Brothers | Something Cheap | Slinky
Beth Thornley | A to Z | Wash U Clean
The UNDECIDED by Default | Wig Pins | Totally Undecided
Trip Wire | Bottle Rocket | Once & Always
Nirvana | Dumb | MTV Unplugged In New York
Nick Eng | It’s Alright | Long Shot
Chandler Travis Three-O | Backward Crooked From the Sunset | Backward Crooked From the Sunset
Pezband | Didn’t We | Cover To Cover Remix
Bill Lloyd | Satellite | Working The Long Game
The Corner Laughers | (Now That I Have You I’m) Bored | Poppy Seeds
Two Dollar Pistols | You Ruined Everything | You Ruined Everything
Girls On Grass | Down At The Bottom | Dirty Power
Blake Babies | Your Way Or The Highway | Earwig Demos
Blake Jones & The Trike Shop | Here Comes the Bus | The Underground Garden
Spanic Boys | When You Fall | Torture
Rachel Taylor Brown | Little Gyre | Run Tiny Human
Echo and the Bunnymen | Stormy Weather | Siberia
Sex 66 | I Dreamed I Was A Dragster | Grew Up Down
The Schramms | Spent | Omnidirectional
New York Dolls | Personality Crisis | Wrong Voltage
David Brookings & The Average Lookings | Silicon Valley | Scorpio Monologue
The Armoires | Responsible (Reuptake) | Side Three
Felsen | Generals and Majors | Felsen Loves You
Dara Ackerman | Party Bus to Vallejo | Dara Ackerman – Partially True Stories
Robyn Hitchock | Tropical Flesh Mandala | Globe of Frogs
Crooked Flower | Too Broke To Fix | Between Two Stars
Auditorium | I’m the Enforcer | Be Brave
Natalie Cortez & the Ultra Violets | She’s Better | Stupid Fresh Or Stupid Bad
The Jayhawks | Wichita | Hollywood Town Hall
Lannie Flowers | Another Weekend | New Songs Old Stories
Allyson Seconds | Sun Don’t Shine | Little World
Drunken Prayer | Science | Cordelia Elsewhere
NRBQ | I Want My Mommy | NRBQ
Peter Murphy | Deep Ocean Vast Sea | Deep
Sunshine Boys | Billy Boy | Blue Music
Melissa Phillips | Centralia | Fits & Starts
Ass Ponys | Death Car $25 | Little Bastard
Desario | Down Among Them | III
The Bottle Kids | Let Me In On This Action | Let Me In On This Action
Cult of Wedge | The day you left town | Loch ness monsters and motherships
Elk City | 25 Lines | Everybody’s Insecure
The Velvet Underground | Rock & Roll | Loaded
The Kariannes | Every Word Means No | This Song Is a Cure (Big Stir Digital Single No. 17)
Heiskell | Alexanderbear69 | Songs In The Key Of H
Clay Howard | LOL | Who The Hell Is Clay Howard
Diplomats Of Solid Sound | Good To Do | A Higher Place
JonEmery & The Unconventionals | Ghost Town Road | Wrecked
Matt Langlois | Spending My Time With You | Merde!
Pugwash | Everyone Knows That You’re Mine | Silverlake
The Darling Buds | Fall | Crawdaddy


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