WOODY RADIO DJ MIKE SHOW #86, 1/4/2020

2020, here we go!
2020! Here we go! New year, new decade. So everything new, right? Not so fast there. The very first song I played on this first show of the 2020s: a 40 year old track from Van Halen. A tender love ballad called “Everybody Wants Some”! Ok, it was wrong back in 1980, and it’s just as wrong in 2020. But that song still cracks me up.

This show is all about respecting our musical past, while boldly venturing into our musical future. I think the playlist pretty well reflects that. Immediately following Van Halen was brand new music for 2020, from Blaine Campbell. And that’s kind of how the show ran. Lots of hits from last year, maybe a track from the 1990s, and then something not yet released. Mike Collins, a longtime Woody Radio favorite, sent us a track from his new band Rooftop Screamers, this one featuring Keith Slettedahl of popular L.A. band The 88 on vocals.

We also heard a lot of music that either ended up on people’s “Best of” lists for 2019, or will end up on those lists. Including mine. But I also threw in a bunch of award-winning music from 2018, and 2017, and so on. Just because something is gone, doesn’t mean it’s forgotten. I can probably speak for all of us at Woody Radio, when I say we never forget to play good music.

And lastly, this was another rare Saturday morning show for me, and at 4 hours and 15 minutes, is probably the longest show I’ve ever done on Woody Radio. But no filler here–it’s full of only the good stuff. Life’s too short for filler. Give it a listen–I think you may find something here that changes your life!

Artist | Title | Album
Van Halen | Everybody Wants Some!! | Women And Children First
Blaine Campbell | Happy Faces | Under the Tidal Wave
The Decibels | Big Hits | Big Hits! (Plus Twelve More)
Nick Lowe | One’s Too Many (And A Hundred Ain’t Enough) | Nick The Knife
Bellygunner | Medicine | Machine Gun Built For Two
Elk City | Luncheonette | Souls In Space
Anton Barbeau | Wire From The Wall | Kenny Vs. Thrust
Krista D | Penny for your Thoughts | Look at me… I’m Krista D
Duncan Faure | All at Once | Pronounced Four Uh
Harvey Danger | Carlotta Valdez | Where Have All The Merrymakers Gone?
Chancellorpink | Cracking Up | All of Them Monsters
The Cherry Bluestorms | Brighter Days | Whirligig!
Jackson Browne | Doctor My Eyes | Saturate Before Using
Rooftop Screamers | Our Lucky Night ft Keith Slettedahl | Single release
Nick Eng | For Tonight | Long Shot
Edward Rogers | Burn N Play | Glass Marbles
Lindy LaFontaine | Sunday | This too, In time, Shall pass
The Vulgar Boatmen | Mary Jane | You and Your Sister (remastered)
Glen Campbell | Try A Little Kindness | The Very Best Of Glen Campbell
Sunshine Boys | John Cage | Blue Music
Gail George with Early Times | Be Okay | The Barrio Sessions
Right Said Fred | Upon My Heart | Up
Trip Wire | Down | Once & Always
Jointpop | Please Don’t Tell My Inlaws I’m An Outlaw | Single release
Lannie Flowers | Just Go To Sleep | Home
Addison Love | Wee & Nancy Lee | Thoughts On Lunch?
Peter Murphy | Cuts You Up | Deep
Rachel Taylor Brown | Little Gyre | Run Tiny Human
Blake Jones & The Trike Shop | Everybody’s Got an Andy Story | The Underground Garden
Roger Joseph Manning Jr. | Funhouse | Glamping
Girls On Grass | Friday Night | Dirty Power
Dar Williams | Teenagers, Kick Our Butts | End Of The Summer
Mark’s Men | Where Were You Last Night | The Fowl Tone Sampler
Fire Town | The Good Life | The Good Life
The Who | I Can’t Reach You | The Who Sell Out
The Morning Line | Synthadamus | Remix
Victor Sotelo | Hey Paul! | Homeland Insecurities
The Clash | Overpowered By Funk | Combat Rock
The Corner Laughers | For The Sake Of The Cat | Ultraviolet Garden
HUGElarge | Sometimes Good Guys Don’t Wear White | HUGElarge
Chris Church | Worse Things Happen At Sea | Limitations Of Source Tape
Liz Phair | 6’1″ | Exile in Guyville
The Taters | New Girlfriend | Taters PARTY
The Armoires | Anemone! | Side Three
Little Guilt Shrine | Exit Flagger | Boy Girl Boy
Steve Barton | 01 How Can I Believe | Tall Tales And Alibis – album 1
Project: Ghost Outfit | Never Remember | Project: Ghost Outfit
Robyn Hitchcock | Alright, Yeah | Moss Elixir
Anny Celsi | Tangle-Free World | Kaleidoscope Heart: 12 Golden Hits
Felsen | BFF OMG | Breaking Up With Loneliness
R Stevie Moore | Another Day Slips Away | Afterlife
Natalie Cortez | I Wanna Ride | Backyard
Smoking Popes | You Spoke to Me | Destination Failure
William Duke | Hotels And Meetings | Quatro
Frank Black | Two Reelers | Teenager of the Year
Jayhawks | Real Light | Tomorrow The Green Grass
Nushu | Here’s To Feeling Free | Nushu
The Velvet Underground | Rock & Roll | Loaded
The Kariannes | This Song Is a Cure | This Song Is a Cure (Big Stir Digital Single No. 17)
Sex 66 | Numb | Grew Up Down
The UNDECIDED by Default | Wig Pins | Totally Undecided
Matt Langlois | Let Your Sunshine Out | Merde!
Don Hawkins | Working In The Yard | Stutter Step
The Catbirds | Pajama Pants Baby | Catbirds Say Yeah
The Bottle Kids | Guitars In The Sky | Starry Eyed: The Records Tribute

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