Monday, September 28, 2020
Thursday, September 17, 2020
Tuesday, September 08, 2020
Sunday, September 06, 2020
Captain (Stewart Cruickshank) Crunch - Donut or Meringue?
September 6th 2020 (Contains Justified Profanity)
The Zantees Lost Highway (intro) (Bomp)
Lord Stornoway and David Shrigley Don’t Worry (BQ Berlin)
Hoodoo Gurus Hung out To Dry (Big Time)
Wreckless Eric and Amy Rigby Vote That Fucker Out (Southern Domestic)
Scott The Hoople Nobody Really Cares If You Go To The Party (Bandcamp)
Ben Vaughn Wayne Fontana Was Wrong (MM)
Laura Cantrell Do You Ever Think Of Me? (Shoeshine/Diesel Only)
Nicole Atkins These Old Roses (Single Lock)
Missing Bees Smell Like Robots (Low Impact)
The Nomads I Can’t Wait Forever (Universal)
The Dahlmanns Forever My Baby (NBT/Pop Detective)
The Dictators Stay With Me (Unreleased Demo Version) You'll likely need to crank the volume on this compared to the other songs during this 'broadcast'.
Craig W Bell 2101 (Gustav via Bandcamp)
Mowgli and the Donuts Peking Blues (Clock Chimes)
Jerry Joseph with Drive-By Truckers Sugar Smacks (Decor)
Whistlestop Rock Queen of the Drive-In (Bandcamp)
Kid Gulliver I Wanna Be A Pop Star (Bandcamp)
The Yum Yums The Kind Of Girl (Screaming Apple /House of Rock/Rum Bar/Surfin Ki)
The Continental Quilts Can’t Kill Rock n’ Roll (Reduced To Clear)
Los AssDraggers What About The Fucking Martians (Family Spree)
Moron-o-Phonics Unsophisticated Boom Boom (Reduced To Clear)
Annika Norlin Joining A Cult (Secretly Canadian)
Amy Allison Dream About Tomorrow (Amy Allison Music)
The Lonely Boys I Wanna Be With You (Parlophone)
Porretas Pongamos Que Hablo De Madrid (Edel)
The Zantees Lost Highway (outro) (Bomp)
Saturday, September 05, 2020
The trailer for “The Center Of Nowhere” was a fairly emotional watch for me so I had some trepidation about the full length documentary. This excellent film about the “buckle on the Bible Belt” that is Springfield , Missouri is a triumph for all concerned being that it celebrates its subject without being an infomercial that looks like it should be on VH1. It’s a rich delving into this little known melting pot that enjoys a real deep and wide talent pool. I don’t want to ruin it for anybody and the real focus of all this is Lou Whitney and what his presence brought to the town.
It’s unlikely that anyone that visits this parish is not aware of his importance. If you are then it’s even more important that you watch this. Lou not only gets his justified due. This also gave me a chance to spend some (remote) time with some very dear friends. Dave Hoekstra has made what plays out as a love letter to this wonderful location. The story about Lou that Mike “Supe” Granda tells of the last show he played reduced me to rubble. That’s not to say that I didn’t get something in my eye at several other junctures. Bobby Lloyd Hicks is here too and if you were ever lucky enough to spend time in his company then you’ll know what I’m talking about.
We’re talking about guys that made a difference. There are plenty that are still around in there too to provide examples of why everybody should be aware of the pride of the “Show Me” state. And yes, I’ve been there, so I have first-hand experience. Joe Terry rightly suggests that he and his fellow Skeletons was a crew of Wrecking Crew/Muscle Shoals proportions in the film. The man is not wrong.
Andy Shernoff, Scott Kempner, Eric Ambel, Donnie (D. Clinton) Thompson and Jonathan Richman are just some of the folks that pitch in.