CLA Radio 09/26/14: New Americana


ConservativeLA Radio (on Duane FM in the Hughniverse, Friday night, 09/26/14, 7:00 Pacific/10:00 Eastern) will take a look at 2014 Americana releases.

Hope you can stop by, listen to the show, and join us in chat!

Spoiler set list:

Jim Lauderdale: A Day With No Tomorrow (I’m a Song)
Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin: Big Bill Blues (Common Ground…)
Lucinda Williams: Something Wicked This Way Comes (Something Wicked This Way Comes)
Billy Joe Shaver: Last Call for Alcohol (Long in the Tooth)
Mike Farris: Power Of Love (Shine For All The People)
John Hiatt: Long Time Comin’ (Terms Of My Surrender)
Loudon Wainwright III: Depression Blues (Haven’t Got The Blues [Yet])
Brian Setzer: Rockabilly Blues (Rockabilly Riot! All Original)
Ben Miller Band: The Outsider (Any Way, Shape Or Form)
Keb’ Mo': The Worst Is Yet To Come (Bluesamericana)
Tom Petty: Red River (Hypnotic Eye)
Drive By Truckers: Pauline Hawkins (English Oceans)
Sturgill Simpson: Voices (Metamodern Sounds in Country Music)
Amy Ray, Kelly Hogan: Time Zone (Goodnight Tender)
Rodney Crowell: God I’m Missing You (Tarpaper Sky)
Jamestown Revival: Wandering Man (Utah)
Lake Street Drive: Better Than (Bad Self Portraits)
Parker Millsap: At the Bar/ Emerald City Blues (Parker Millsap)
Carlene Carter: Poor Old Heartsick Me (Carter Girl)
Greyhounds: What’s On Your Mind (Accumulator)
Lee Ann Womack: Don’t Listen To The Wind (Don’t Listen To The Wind)
Michaela Anne: I’m Not Her (Ease My Mind)
Leo Welch: Praise His Name (Sabougla Voices)
Lera Lynn: Lying in the Sun (Lying in the Sun)
Laura Cantrell: All The Girls Are Complicated (No Way There From Here)
The Hot Nut Riveters: Your Feet’s Too Big (Moustashe Girl)
Robert Ellis: Good Intentions (The Lights From The Chemical Plant)
Hard Working Americans: The Mountain Song (Hard Working Americans)
Eric Clapton: Cajun Moon (Eric Clapton & Friends: The Breeze…)
Johnny Cash: Out Among the Stars (Out Among the Stars)

And if you’re a cheap basterd who doesn’t want to spend the vast sums of cash required to subscribe to the Hughniverse, here’s the Spotify version of the set list–which of course lacks the charm of my, er, charming narratives. Cheap basterd.

CLA Radio 09/19/14: Gospel Blues


The next ConservativeLA Radio show (on Duane FM in the Hughniverse, Friday night, 09/19/14, 7:00 Pacific/10:00 Eastern) will concern itself with Gospel Blues, with an emphasis on music from the late 1920s and early 1930s.

Second-time guest programmer Matthew Berg, AKA @wnyconservative did a fine job assembling a wonderful set list!

Hope you can stop by, listen to the show, and join us in chat!

Spoiler set list:

Washington Phillips: Denomination Blues (Pt. 1)
Sister Rosetta Tharpe: Jesus is Here Today
Blind Mamie Forehand: Wouldn’t Mind Dying
Mississippi John Hurt: Oh Mary Don’t You Weep
Mississippi John Hurt: Blind Man Sit In The Way And Cried
Blind Willie Davis: Your Enemy Cannot Harm You
Skip James: Let Jesus Lead You (Take 2)
Skip James: Be Ready When He Comes
Edward Clayborn: Death is Only A Dream
Blind Willie Johnson: Trouble Will Soon Be Over
Blind Willie Johnson: If I Had My Way I’d Tear The Building Down
Sam Collins: I Want to Be Like Jesus in my Heart
Blind Lemon Jefferson: All I Want Is That Pure Religion
Blind Lemon Jefferson: He Arose From The Dead
Andy Mosely And Hogman Maxey: I Know I Got Religion
Reverend Gary Davis: Twelve Gates to the City
Reverend Gary Davis: I’ve Done All My Singing for My Lord
Blind Willie McTell: God Don’t Like It
Bukka White: Promise True and Grand
Bukka White and Memphis Minnie: I Am In The Heavenly Way
Robert ‘Nighthawk’ Johnson: Can’t No Grave Hold My Body Down
Blind Roosevelt Graves: I’ll Be Rested (When the Roll Is Called)
Blind Roosevelt Graves: Woke Up This Morning With My Mind On Jesus
Hambone Willie Newbern: Nobody Knows (What the Good Deacon Does)
Josh White: Joshue Fit The Battle Of Jericho
Josh White: Jesus Gonna Make Up My Dying Bed
Son House: John the Revelator
Fred McDowell: When I Lay My Burden Down
Fred McDowell: I Want Jesus to Walk With Me
Willard Artis ‘Blind Pete’ Burrell: I Shall Not Be Moved
Sleepy John Estes: God Can Use Me
Lil McClintock: Sow Good Seeds
Lil McClintock: Mother Called Her Child to Her Dying Bed
Muddy Waters: Why Don’t You Live So God Can Use You
Lonnie McIntorsh: The Lion And The Tribes Of Judah
Mississippi John Hurt: Since I’ve Laid This Burden Down
Kid Prince Moore: Sign of Judgement
Jaybird Coleman: I’m Gonna Cross The River Of Jordan
Washington Phillips: Denomination Blues (Pt. 2)

Fonts Are a Basic Human Right



The New New Tone


TakeBackOurCountry-NancyPelosi“I have concerns about some of the language that is being used because I saw — I saw this myself in the late ’70s in San Francisco, this kind of — of rhetoric was very frightening and it gave — it created a climate in which we — violence took place,” Pelosi said.

“And so I wish that we would all, again, curb our enthusiasm in some of the statements that are made, understanding that — that some of the people — the ears it is falling on are not as balanced as the person making the statement might assume,” she said.

“But, again, our country is great because people can say what they think and they believe, but I also think that they have to take responsibility for any incitement that they may cause.”


NANCY PELOSI: It would be very important for the Democrats to retain control of the Senate. Civilization as we know it today would be in jeopardy if Republicans win the Senate.

MAHER: This and ISIS are threatening civilization. Oh, no.

PELOSI: Yeah, it is really important….

CLA Radio 09/12/14: Gillian Welch (Repeat)


The next ConservativeLA Radio show (on Duane FM in the Hughniverse, Friday, 09/12/14, 7:00 Pacific/10:00 Eastern) will feature the music of Gillian Welch and David Rawlings. (The show was originally broadcast on 03/07/14).

Hope you can stop by and listen, and join us in chat!

Spoiler set list:

Black Star (Black Star, 2005, cover of Radiohead)
BBC Profile (2003)
Saginaw Way (Rarities*, 2002)
Billy (Rarities, 2002, cover of Bob Dylan)
Ben Dewberry (Rarities, 2002, cover of Jimmie Rodgers)
Bright Morning Stars (Rarities, 2002, traditional)
Pancho and Lefty (Rarities, 2002, cover of Townes Van Zandt)
Tennessee Stud (Rarities, 2002, cover of Jimmie Driftwood)
Albuquerque (Rarities, 2002, cover of Neil Young)
My Morphine (Rarities, 2002)
White Freight Liner (Rarities, 2002, cover of Townes Van Zandt)
I’ll Go Downtown (Rarities, 2002, cover of Robert Earl Keen)
Wichita (Rarities, 2002)
Dusty Box Car Wall (Rarities, 2002, cover of Eric Anderson)
Leaving Train (Rarities, 2002)
By the Mark (Revival, 1996)
Dear Someone (Time [The Revelator], 2001)
Annabelle (Revival, 1996)
Barroom Girls (Revival, 1996)
Time (Time [The Revelator], 2001)
Make Me A Pallet On Your Floor (Soul Journey, 2003, traditional)
One More Dollar (Revival, 1996)
Lowlands (Soul Journey, 2003)
Orphan Girl (Revival, 1996)
Snowin’ On Raton (Rarities, 2002, cover of Townes Van Zandt)
Pocahontas (Black Star, 2005, cover of Neil Young)
Hickory Wind (PBS Tribute To Gram Parsons, 1999, cover of GP)

* Rarities is not commercially available.

A little graphics help for Mr. Hewlitt’s new article



Funniest Corporate Website Ever?

(Photo of confused dog not in original.)

________ provides places for people to flourish

________’s purpose, the fundamental reason it exists, is to provide places for people to flourish. By “flourish” we mean to become fully oneself, which includes living an undivided life and growing into what one is meant to be. We believe that every human being has something unique to express (perhaps several unique things over the course of a lifetime). While building each of our businesses to world-class standards, we seek to create the conditions in which that expression will emerge. Flourishing is the process of living into one’s unique contribution. We expect to do this through our work.

Our Philosophy

confuseddogWe have come to see that profitability and human development are part of a single whole. Pursuing both emerges as one set of activities. In other words, they are not two things to be traded off or two parts of a “double bottom line.” Far too often, business is a world where mediocrity and meaninglessness are the norm. Indeed, this is what the consensus culture tells us to expect. We had a different view. We see business as a place of wholeness, connection, excellence, and meaning.

Our approach is to do our way into knowing. Taking the business issues we face, we lead with practices, tailored to the community in which they are introduced, and then we attempt to codify the knowledge that emerges. We begin with a hypothesis (for example, that work is meaningful, or that people are not only means but also ends in themselves, or that individuals and communities naturally develop); we then act as if the hypothesis is true; and finally we check the results of our actions. We tend to find that the results not only confirm the hypothesis, but that our actions actually cause it to be true.


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