Woody Radio DJ Mike Show #208 4/17/2021: Interview with Don Johns, aka Nolan Voide!

This show was a fun one. I’d been wanting to meet Don Johns, the man also known as Nolan Voide, for quite a while. He’s had a very low-key musical presence on the internet, quietly posting songs and demos on Bandcamp. But in 2021, he took the plunge, re-recorded some of these tracks, and finally released The Forever Endeavor. It’s a fun album. The style is mostly blues-rock, with searing guitar solos by Don’s musical partner in crime, Anthony Estrada. Don sings with a bluesy growl, and it’s effective in getting his often humorous lyrics across (Mid-Life Crisis and Indie-Rock Superstar).

The Michigan native, who resides in Washington State, has a wide ranging knowledge of music. Our conversation was both broad and deep, talking about nearly everything we could fit into an hour or so. Side note–Don has a knack for naming stuff, starting with himself (Nolan Voide), and a couple of his other bands, The Humble Serpents and Los Staremasters. He was a joy to chat with. More info and downloads at https://nolanvoide.bandcamp.com/

Artist | Title | Album
Heroes of Toolik | Perfect | Like Night
The Clash | Know Your Rights | Combat Rock
Jackpot | Throw Away Your Misery | Shiny Things
Easy Love | Alright | Wander Feeler
The Broken Rekkids | Girl In Golden Disc | Starry Eyed
Thee Holy Brothers | My Name Is Sparkle | My Name Is Sparkle
Elvis Costello | Senior Service | Armed Forces
Lannie Flowers | Free To Dream | Home
Elk City | Ride The Slide | Everybody’s Insecure
Johnathan Pushkar | We Could Be Together | Straighten Up
Piramid Scheme | Funtime Friend | Seen This Before
Sean O’Brien and His Dirty Hands | Kingdom Of Love (Soft Boys Cover) | My Colors Dark
Nirvana | Lounge Act | Nevermind
The Armoires | (Just Can’t See) The Attraction | Incognito
Brad Brooks | Lee Marvin’s Uzi | God Save The City
The Amplifier Heads | September Song | Music For Abandoned Amusement Parks
Shoes | Can’t Go Wrong | Stolen Wishes
The Who | Leaving Here (Alternate) [Stereo] | My Generation
The Airport 77s | Christine’s Coming Over | Rotation
Farrington | A Day At The Beach | Saturday In Nowhereland
Rachel Taylor Brown | Mt. Athos | Falimy
Sparklejet | Message to My Ear | Beyond the Beyond
Sunshine Boys | I Was Already Gone | Work and Love
Dionne Warwick | Walk On By | The Very Best Of Dionne Warwick
Bellygunner | Medicine | Machine Gun Built For Two
Early Times And The High Rollers | On The Corner | The Corner
Librarians With Hickeys featuring Lisa Mychols | That Time Is Now | Long Overdue
Tamar Berk | heavy & abusive | the restless dreams of youth
Led Zeppelin | Hey, Hey, What Can I Do (Remaster) | Coda (Deluxe Edition)
Keith Kenny | Move Along | Lifetime Ago Motel
The Forty Nineteens | It’s For Fun (That’s All We’re Living For) | New Roaring Twenties
Poplord | I’d Fall Down | Full/Filled

Don Johns (Nolan Voide) interview
Nolan Voide | Mid-Life Crisis | The Forever Endeavor
Nolan Voide | Some Time And A Bottle To Kill | The Forever Endeavor

Jefferson Airplane | 3/5 Of A Mile In 10 Seconds | Surrealistic Pillow
Bill Lloyd | The Man Who Knew Too Much | A Selection of Power Pop 1985-2020 15 Songs
Krista D | Steady | Single release
The Catbirds | Who’s Sorry Now | Catbirds Say Yeah
Natalie Cortez | Temporary Song–Demo | Natalie Cortez demos
U2 | In God’s Country | The Joshua Tree
Sex 66 | Pennies | Grew Up Down
Lisa Mychols & SUPER 8 | Time Bomb | LISA MYCHOLS & SUPER 8
Merle Haggard And The Strangers | Mama Tried | Hag: The Best of Merle Haggard
Don Hawkins | So Much To Learn | Stutter Step


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