show 185 – Mica Lee Williams

Erin McKeown – Aspera – We Will Become Like Birds (Nettwerk)
Malcolm Middleton – A Happy Medium – Into The Woods (Chemikal Underground)
Veda Hille – Carnage / Plants – Field Study (self)
Regina Spektor – Oedipus – Songs (self)
Mica Lee Williams – Daisyhead – Lucid Dreaming High (self)

Mica Lee Williams live:
       I Really Don’t Mind The Rain
       Things That Need To Be Said

Crystin Byrd – Windows Down – My Silence (self)

the sunshine warmup hour

Mark DeGliAntoni – Mermaid – Horse Tricks (Tzadik)
Billy Bragg – Everywhere – Don’t Try This At Home (Elektra)
Billy Bragg – Cindy Of A Thousand Lives – Don’t Try This At Home (Elektra)
Spoon – My Mathematical Mind – Gimme Fiction (Merge)
Geraint Watkins – Heaven – Dial W For Watkins (YepRoc)
Menomena – Sistah Social Theme Song – PDX Pop 2005 Compilation
Eels – Going Fetal – Blinking Lights and Other Revelations (Vagrant)

The Mooney Suzuki – Alive & Amplified – Alive & Amplified (Red Ink)
The Decemberists – Apology Song – 5 Songs EP (Hush)
Nouvelle Vague – This Is Not A Love Song – Nouvelle Vague (Luaka Bop)
Marine Girls – Love To Know – Lazy Ways (Cherry Red)
Amy Farris – Anyway – Anyway (YepRoc)
Phoenix – Everything Is Everything – Alphabetical (Astralwerks)

The Long Winters – Unsalted Butter – The Worst You Can Do Is Harm (Barsuk)
Sondre Lerche – Two Way Monologue – Two Way Monologue (Astralwerks)
They Might Be Giants – LMNO – Here Come The ABC’s (Disney)

show 184 – Blackwood Hymnal

Robyn Hitchcock – Dancing On God’s Thumb – Black Snake Diamond Role (Rhino)
Muddy Waters – I Live The Life I Love – Elvis Costello: Artist’s Choice (Universal)
John Doe – Twin Brother – Forever Hasn’t Happened Yet (YepRoc)
Kristin Hersh – Houdini Blues – Hips And Makers (4AD)
Libby Kirkpatrick – White Eyelashed Girl – Winged (Heart)

Colin Meloy – Pregnant For The Last Time – Sings Morrissey EP (self)
Ruth Minnikin – This Heavy Heart – Ruth Minnikin EP (self)
Petra Haden – Relax – Petra Sings: The Who Sell Out (Bar None)
Hamell On Trial – When Destiny Calls – Tough Love (Righteous Babe)

Loudon Wainwright III – The World – Little Ship (Virgin)

The show:
Laura Veirs – Galaxies – Year Of Meteors (Nonesuch)
Jim White – Still Waters – Searching For Wrong-Eyed Jesus (Luaka Bop)
The Weepies – Jolene – Happiness (self)

Blackwood Hymnal live:
       Highway 8
       Riding (Palace Bros)
       Hotel Song
       Take Me Closer

John Vecchiarelli – No Ordinary Life – Songs From Whoville (self)
Dan Bern – After The Parade – My Country II (Messenger)
Erin McKeown – Cosmopolitans – Grand (Nettwerk)

indoor fireworks – an unheard broadcast

A few weeks back, I pre-recorded a show that was going to air during 4th of July weekend. Due to some technical glitches with the station’s minidisc player, it never aired. I thought I would make it available here on the website. Here is the playlist:

Kristin Hersh – Hysterical Bending – Just Say Roe (Sire)
Ani DiFranco – Wish I May – To The Teeth (Righteous Babe)
Stephan Smith – World To Come – Slash And Burn
Elvis Costello – Indoor Fireworks – King Of America (Rhino)
Jaime & Becky – You Without Me – Jaime Y Becky (self)

Erin McKeown – Life On The Moon – We Will Become Like Birds (Nettwerk)
Randy Kaplan – Little Bee – Perfect Gentleman (self)
Redbird – Patience – Redbird (Signature Sounds)
Jesse Fuller – San Francisco Bay Blues –

Bob Dylan – Like A Rolling Stone – Highway 61 Revisited (Columbia)
Robyn Hitchcock – She Was You – Spooked 2-Track Bonus Disc (YepRoc)
Alana Davis – The Reaper – Tigress (self)

Download the mp3 here. I hope you enjoy it!

show 183 – Alexa Wiley

Super silly fiesta night with Alexa Wiley! Lately on the show, if we’re not doing reviews of local taquerias, we’re spouting on the coolness of Mexican radio announcers. That’s just how things have gone down. The music as usual was great — Alexa’s song “Las Calles Del Alma” should inspire open mic-ers everywhere to start composing in Spanish.

The pre-game:

Trashcan Sinatras –
Spoon – Two Sides Of Monsieur Valentine – Gimme Fiction (Merge)
Cake – No Phone – Pressure Chief (Epic)

The show:
Elliott Smith – Bled White – XO (Dreamworks)
Crystin Byrd – Please Let Me – My Silence (self)
Jaime & Becky – Midwest – Jaime & Becky (self)
The Weepies – Somebody Loved – Happiness (self)

Alexa Wiley live in the studio:
       Las Calles Del Alma
       Ode To Light

Susie Blue – Big Head – Sink (Sinking Ship)
Suzanne Vega – The Knight & The Soldier – Suzanne Vega (A&M)
Laurel Brauns – Percy Schmeiser – Periphery (Red Trail)
Mary Lou Lord – His Indie World – Mary Lou Lord EP (Kill Rock Stars)

Next week: Blackwood Hymnal and a ticket giveaway for the upcoming Weepies show!

show 182 – Adam Sweeney

We had a last minute switch on the program; Johnny Keener couldn’t make it, and Adam Sweeney filled in. I had heard Adam’s songs a few weeks ago at the White Eagle, and really loved them. Erin Eichenberger came along as well and added some beautiful harmonies to the mix. It was a night for beautiful folksongs.

Pre-game warmup:
Robyn Hitchcock – Funkytown (Lipps Inc) – Obliteration Pie (Oak Tree)
Fiona Apple – Better Version Of Me – Extraordinary Machine
Daniel Johnston – The Startling Facts – Artistic Vice (Positive)

The show:
X – See How We Are (demo) – See How We Are (Elektra)
Butterfly Boucher – A Walk Outside – Flutterby (A&M)
John Wesley Harding – July 13, 1985 – It Happened One Night (Appleseed)
Adam Sweeney – Linden, CA – Places & Names (self)

Adam Sweeney with Erin Eichenberger:
        Headin’ South
        Starting Over
        Jericho Street
        Say A Prayer

Dan Bern – Birdhouse In Your Soul (TMBG) – live at 12 Galaxies, San Fran
Erin McKeown – Life On The Moon – We Will Become Like Birds (Nettwerk)
Alexa Wiley – Las Calles Del Alma – Las Calles Del Alma (self)

Thanks to Todd for the co-hosting.