Woody Radio DJ Mike Show #105, 4/18/2020: Jody Porter and Krista Acheson interviews!

Jody Porter on Woody Radio’s DJ Mike’s show.
This week’s Saturday show was a whole lot of fun, centered around a doubleheader of interviews. Two great artists, both of whom have been on my Twirl Radio show before, returned to chat about what they’ve been up to.

In the first hour, we chatted with Jody Porter. You might know him from his work as lead guitarist in Fountains of Wayne. You might also know him for his great solo record, Pacifier, which was a big part of 2017 and beyond, on my radio shows. It turns out that his forthcoming album, Waterways, is his favorite work so far. It’s not out there for the world to hear yet, but we played his track Moonbeam Reach, which debuted a few days earlier on Rolling Stone’s website. I’ve heard another track from the album as well (sorry, not allowed to play it yet), and both of these songs are great, and if they’re any indicator of the rest of the album, then Waterways will be my favorite–and a must-hear. We had a good back and forth about the music, life during quarantine, and the state of the music industry in general. Check out the new track on Rolling Stone’s website: (https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/jody-porter-fountains-of-wayne-new-song-983111/).

Krista Acheson
In the third hour of the show, Krista Acheson paid us a return visit. She’s a musician and visual artist from Edmonton, Canada, and has been on my radar for a couple of years. Most well-known for her Krista D project, she’s since made me aware of three additional music projects of hers: Molly Grue, Sally’s Six-Gun Sorrow, and Hooha and the Peter Guns. And I jokingly asked her if she’s holding out on me–are there any other music projects she works on? Her answer blew my mind: “Yes”!

So we know Krista keeps busy. In an unprecedented move for my show, I played a song from each of her musical projects. I found out the answer to the nagging question: “What’s the difference between each of her bands?” We also talked about what went into the music, and how she’s really gotten deeper and deeper into the DIY ethic. She’s an exceptional vocalist, and everything I’ve heard of hers has been consistently great. We also talked about her visual art as well. For a comprehensive look at both her art and music, check out http://www.trimorfik.com/

We still made sure to play plenty of music, new, old, well-known, and obscure. Give a listen–hopefully, you’ll hear a new favorite in this show.

Artist | Title | Album
John Entwistle | Heaven And Hell | Smash Your Head Against The Wall
Lannie Flowers | He’s Got Himself | Home
Dennis Holseybrook | Uh-Oh! Uh-Oh! | Merry-Go-Round
Lisa Mychols | Into Oblivion | Sugar
Chandler Travis Philharmonic | Going Back To Work Tomorrow | Waving Kissyhead, Vol 2 & 1
Diplomats Of Solid Sound | Good To Do | A Higher Place

Jody Porter interview
Jody Porter | In the Beginning… | Pacifier
Jody Porter and The Berlin Waltz | Moonbeam Reach | Waterways
Jody Porter | By Your Side | Pacifier

Liz Phair | 6’1″ | Exile in Guyville
Matt Langlois | Let Your Sunshine Out | Merde!
Sex 66 | Skinny Girl | Grew Up Down
The Apples in Stereo | Tidal Wave | Fun Trick Noisemaker
The Bobbleheads | I Really See You | Myths And Fables
Speed The Plough | Garden | Now
Chuck Prophet | Who Shot John | Temple Beautiful
Lost Leaders | All That I Want | Promises Promises
Sunshine Boys | Caroline Yes | Blue Music
Rachel Taylor Brown | Up You | Run Tiny Human
Uncle Tupelo | I Wanna Be Your Dog | 89/93: An Anthology
Trip Wire | Bottle Rocket | Once & Always
Richard X. Heyman | Incognito | Incognito
Natalie Cortez | I Wanna Ride | Backyard
The Clash | Broadway | Sandinista!

Krista Acheson interview
Krista D | Penny for your Thoughts | Look at me… I’m Krista D
Hooha and the Peter Guns | Get Up | Single release
Sally’s Six-Gun Sorrow | Have Another Drink On Me | Single release
Molly Grue | Anyway | The happy ending cannot come in the middle of the story

Anton Barbeau | Jingle Jangle | Kenny Vs. Thrust
Lloyd Cole & The Commotions | Charlotte Street | Rattlesnakes
Agony Aunts | You’re So Vague | Big Cinnamon
The Armoires | (How Did You Make) A Mistake Like Me? | Zibaldone
The Smithereens | I Don’t Want to Lose You | Especially for You
Scott McChane | Is This My Country? | The Angels Of Madness Shine
R.E.M. | Voice Of Harold | Dead Letter Office
Brian Eno And John Cale | Been There Done That | Wrong Way Up
The Sleep Junkies | The First Time Is Never The Last Time | The Fowl Tone Sampler
Harvey Danger | Carlotta Valdez | Where Have All The Merrymakers Gone?
Elk City | Luncheonette | Souls In Space
Sean O’Brien and His Dirty Hands | Mistakes | Mistakes
The Taters | Thingamajig | Taters Party
Piramid Scheme | Mean Streak | Seen This Before
Gail George | Fool’s Paradise | Follow Your Bliss
Girls On Grass | Down At The Bottom | Dirty Power
Firehose | Flyin’ The Flannel | Flyin’ The Flannel
Bud Rogers | Pictures of a Modern World | Bud & The Bullet
Don Hawkins | So Much To Learn | Stutter Step
Sexfresh | Dilemma | Vacancy
Felsen | Lay Kenneth Lay | Accidental Drowning
Celsi Bragg & Maitland | To Her Door | The Road To Glasgow
Juliana Hatfield | Don’t Rush Me | Beautiful Creature
Michael Simmons | No More Girls | First Days of Summer
Eric Peter Schwartz | Annie’s Morning Brew | Winston
Dolph Chaney | If I Write It Down | Rebuilding Permit
Lindy LaFontaine (with KYRO) | Harmonics | Single release
Identical Suns | Miss Her Reminiscing | Week Minded
R. Stevie Moore & Jason Falkner | I Am The Best For You | Make It Be

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