CLA Radio 10/21/16: Steve Cropper


The next ConservativeLA Radio show will celebrate Steve Cropper‘s 75th birthday.

What: A brief look at the long career of one of the most important electric guitarists in the pantheon, with particular attention paid (naturally) to his work with the legendary Otis Redding.

Trivia: One of the perhaps surprising facts about Steve is that he thinks of himself as a songwriter (with a string of instantly-recognizable top ten hits to back up the claim) than as a guitarist.

When: Friday, October 21, 2016, 6:00 PM Pacific/9:00 PM Eastern.

Where: Duane FM in the Hughniverse (which is currently less than a buck for the first month).

Spotify playlist: Here, except for material marked with an asterisk.

Twitter info: My handle is @ConservativeLA. The hashtag applicable to the show is #CLARadio.

Set List:

(A note on the dating: Dates are to indicate first release of the song by that artist, whether on single or LP. Dates will not necessarily coincide with the album release date.)

* The Ronnie Wood Show – Steve Cropper 2012 Interview – Re Knock On Wood, Midnight Hour
Wilson Pickett – In The Midnight Hour – In The Midnight Hour (1965)
Eddie Floyd – Knock On Wood – Knock On Wood (1966)
* Steve Cropper Interview (11-04-84) – Have Fun And Make Money, Songwriting
The Mar-Keys – Last Night – The Last Night! (1961)
Booker T. & the M.G.’s – Green Onions (45 version) – Green Onions (1962)
Otis Redding – These Arms Of Mine – Soul Manifesto (1962)
Otis Redding – Pain In My Heart – The Complete Studio Albums Collection (1963)
Rufus Thomas – Can Your Monkey Do The Dog – Stax/Volt The Complete Singles (1964)
Otis Redding – The Dog – The Complete Studio Albums Collection (1964)
Rufus & Carla – Night Time Is The Right Time – Stax/Volt, The Complete Singles (1964)
Otis Redding – Mr. Pitiful – The Complete Studio Albums Collection (1964)
Otis Redding – That’s How Strong My Love Is – Soul Manifesto (1964)
Booker T. & the M.G.’s – Soul Dressing – Soul Dressing (1965)
Otis Redding – You Don’t Miss Your Water – Soul Manifesto (1965)
Booker T. & the M.G.’s – Boot-Leg – The Best Of (1965)
* Steve Cropper Interview (11-04-84) – Stax Was Like Church; Otis
Otis Redding – Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song) – Complete & Unbelievable (1966)
Otis Redding – You’re Still My Baby (Mono) – Complete & Unbelievable (1966)
Otis Redding – Sweet Lorene (Mono) – Complete & Unbelievable (1966)
* The Ronnie Wood Show – Steve Cropper 2012 Interview – Can’t Turn You Loose
Otis Redding – Don’t Mess With Cupid – Soul Manifesto (1966)
Otis Redding – Try A Little Tenderness – Complete & Unbelievable (1966)
Otis Redding – Cigarettes And Coffee – Soul Manifesto (1966)
* The Ronnie Wood Show – Steve Cropper 2012 Interview – Soul Man
Sam & Dave – Soul Man – Atlantic Top 60 (1967)
Johnnie Taylor – Little Bluebird – Stax/Volt, The Complete Singles (1967)
* The Ronnie Wood Show – Steve Cropper 2012 Interview – Dock Of The Bay
Otis Redding – I Love You More Than Words Can Say – Dock Of The Bay (1967)
Booker T. & the M.G.’s – Hang ‘Em High – The Complete Stax/Volt Singles (1968)
* The Ronnie Wood Show – Steve Cropper 2012 Interview – On Albert King, Pops Staples, “Water”
Steve Cropper, Pops Staples, Albert King – Water – The Complete Stax/Volt Singles (1969)
Albert King, Pops Staples, Steve Cropper – Tupelo (Pt. 1) – The Very Best (1969)
Booker T. & the M.G.’s – Time Is Tight – Soul Six Pack (1969)
Little Sonny – The Creeper Returns – The Complete Stax/Volt Singles (1970)
Rufus Thomas – Preacher And The Bear – Stax/Volt The Complete Singles (1970)
The Staple Singers – Respect Yourself (Single Edit) – The Complete Stax/Volt Singles (1972)
Steve Cropper, Steve Winwood – Thirty Second Lover – Dedicated (2011)
* Otis Redding – I’ve Been Loving You Too Long – Live At Monterey Pop Festival 1967
* Steve Cropper Interview (11-04-84) – Knowing It’s A Hit, Otis Redding
Otis Redding – (Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay – The Dock Of The Bay

CLA Radio 10/14/16: Foreign Language


What: Songs sung in foreign languages; some beautiful, some funny, and some just weird. Big thanks to Breck Nichols for major help with the show. Many thanks as well to Tribble Rona for her awesome French and Spanish translations of my introductory script.

When: Friday, October 14, 2016, 6:00 PM Pacific/9:00 PM Eastern.

Where: Duane FM in the Hughniverse (which is currently less than a buck for the first month).

Spotify playlist: Here, except for material marked with an asterisk.

Twitter info: My handle is @ConservativeLA. The hashtag applicable to the show is #CLARadio.

Set List:

* Seu Jorge – Life on Mars (Portuguese)
OreSkaBand – Knife & Fork (Japanese)
* Mohammed Rafi – Jaan Pehechaan Ho (Hindi)
Boozoo Chavis – Johnnie Billie Goat (French Cajun)
* Kate & Anna McGarrigle – Complainte Pour Ste Catherine (French)
* Mouth Music – Bratach Bana (White Banners) (Scottish Gaelic)
Regina Spektor – Apres Moi (Russian)
Plastic Bertrand – Ca Plane Pour Moi (French)
Nena – 99 Luftballoons (German)
Kyu Sakamoto – Sukiyaki (Japanese)
Jessica Pare – Zou Bisou Bisou (French)
The White Stripes – Lafayette Blues (French, English)
Abigail Washburn – Song Of The Traveling Daughter (Mandarin)
Nina Simone – Ne Me Quitte Pas (French)
Devendra Banhart – Walilamdzi (Pit River Dialect AKA Achumawi)
* Najma Akhtar – Neend Koyi (Urdu)
Domenico Modugno – Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Italian)
Serge Gainsbourg, Jane Birkin – Je T’amime Moi Non Plus (French)
Mitsou – Bye Bye Mon Cowboy (Québécois French)
* The Chieftains with Colin James – Cunla (Irish Gaelic)
Beck – Burro (Spanish)
Pizzicato Five – Nata Di Marzo (Japanese)
The Analogs – Strzelby Z Brixton (Polish)
* Rachid Tahar – Rock the Casbah (Arabic)
* Miriam Makeba – The Retreat Song (Jikele Maweni) (Xhosa)
Albert Pla – El Lado Mas Bestia De La Vida (Spanish)
Ednita Nazario – Un Hombre Para Mi (Spanish)
Mayssa Karaa – White Rabbit (Arabic)
Claude Francois – Ce Monde Absurde (French)
Cornershop – Norwegian Wood (Punjabi)
Ligabue – A Che Ora E La Lind Del Mondo? (Italian)
Ritchie Valens – La Bamba
* Beach Boys – In My Room (German)
Pergolesi – Sabat Mater Dolorosa (Italian)
Miriam Makeba – The Click Song (Xhosa)
B21, Jassi Sidhu – Darshan (Punjabi)
* The Tubes – Malaguena Salerosa (Spanish)
* Johnny Cash – Wer Kennt Den Weg (German)
* Boubacar Traoré, Ali Farka Touré – Duna Ma Yelema (Mali)

Trumpspeak: Re-defining ‘fiduciary’

TrumpFightsAviIt just gets better and better. By which, of course, I mean worse and worse.

From CBS News, “Allies call Donald Trump a ‘genius’ if no taxes paid”:

The New York Times reported Saturday that the GOP nominee declared a $916 million loss on his income tax returns in 1995. This move would have corresponded to a tax deduction so large that he could avoid paying federal income taxes for “up to 18 years.”

Since missing the point has become America’s Pastime, much of media (both news and social) is fixated on the tax angle, rather than the loss angle.

The best slap-down of that misplaced feeding frenzy comes from Megan McArdle at Bloomberg. In “Trump’s 1995 Return Shows Good Tax Policy at Work,” she notes (emphasis added):

I mean, the Times story is true as far as it goes: Losing $900 million dollars may save you $315 million or so on future or past taxes. But astute readers will have noticed that it is not actually smart financial strategy to lose $900 million in order to get out of paying $315 million to the IRS. Most of us would rather have the other $585 million than a tax bill of $0.

If that paragraph was less than clear to you, please read (and re-read, as necessary) Ms. McArdle’s article in its entirety.

The idea that the carryforward and carryback provisions of the U.S. tax code are a “nefarious bit of chicanery,” as Ms. McArdle writes tongue in cheek, is the sort of thing that makes accountants smile a wry smile and scratch their heads–which is the bean-counter equivalent doubling over in raucous laughter.

So the question is, why is it “genius” to lose nearly a billion dollars in a single year?

Nice try, Rudy, but it’s not.


But the most fascinating part of this story, to me, was Team Trump’s response; they asserted that Dear Leader was merely fulfilling “a fiduciary responsibility to his business, his family and his employees to pay no more tax than legally required” (emphasis added).

Obviously, somebody at Team Trump got more than a bit creative in their terminology.

The tax return The New York Times obtained was a personal (state) return, not a corporate return. (Trump’s “first and only initial public offering raised $140 million….A decade later, Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts, filed for bankruptcy.”)

Politico‘s Ben White writes, with a fair amount of definitional overkill, in “Fiduciary duty nonsense”:

There’s no evidence yet that Donald Trump violated any tax laws with his mammoth $916 million reported loss in 1995. But the claim by Trump and his surrogates that he had a “fiduciary duty” to his family and investors to pay as little tax as possible is pretty silly. Fiduciary duty, of course, applies to public company executives who have to maximize shareholder value by paying the lowest legal rate. But these are personal returns, not corporate returns. Are his family members going to sue him for paying too much tax? That would be … novel.

University of Delaware’s Charles Elson tells MM: “It’s a stupid answer. In a corporate setting you have an obligation to pay the lowest tax rate you can, but not in a personal setting. It doesn’t apply to his family. I think he misspoke on that one.”

White’s definition is as overly-narrow as Team Trump’s is overly-broad. I get what he’s getting at, but “Fiduciary duty, of course, applies to public company executives…” ignores all the other contexts in which a fiduciary duty applies. Perhaps in his haste to blow Team Trump’s idiocy out of the water, he accidentally made an “in this case” argument sound like an absurdly generalized, hyper-constrained definition.

Here’s one version of the broader definition (emphasis in original):


An individual in whom another has placed the utmost trust and confidence to manage and protect property or money. The relationship wherein one person has an obligation to act for another’s benefit.

A fiduciary relationship encompasses the idea of faith and confidence and is generally established only when the confidence given by one person is actually accepted by the other person. Mere respect for another individual’s judgment or general trust in his or her character is ordinarily insufficient for the creation of a fiduciary relationship. The duties of a fiduciary include loyalty and reasonable care of the assets within custody. All of the fiduciary’s actions are performed for the advantage of the beneficiary.

What “property or money” belonging to his children or to his employees is Trump acting as a trustee for?

So West is correct insofar that Team Trump’s use of the term in that context is absurd, notwithstanding his overly-narrow definition.


The funniest part of all this, though, is that Trump was supposedly exercising his fiduciary duty to his children and employees by losing money, while ripping off vendors, contractors, customers, depositors and investors.

But that is a topic for a future post.

CLA Radio 10/07/16: Education


What: A musical extravaganza on the theme of Education, in honor of Breck’s upcoming big adventure, as he returns to teaching!

When: Friday, October 7, 2016, 6:00 PM Pacific/9:00 PM Eastern.

Where: Duane FM in the Hughniverse (which is currently less than a buck for the first month).

Spotify playlist: Here, except for the movie excerpts.

Twitter info: My usual twitter handle, @ConservativeLA has been wrested from the purgatory of Reset Your Password With Your Defunct Email Account. Thanks, Twitter. The hashtag applicable to the show is #CLARadio.

Set List:

Tower Of Power – Educated Bump Part I – TOP
The White Stripes – We’re Going To Be Friends – White Blood Cells
Dave Edmunds – Back To School Days – Get It
Blackboard Jungle (1955) – Job Interview
Weird Al Yankovic – Word Crimes – Mandatory Fun
Kirk Taylor & The Majestics – You Didn’t Learn That In School – Bandera Doo Wop
Stand and Deliver (1988) – Fill The Hole
Otis Rush – Homework – Blues Classics
Rockpile – Teacher Teacher – Seconds Of Pleasure
Benny Goodman – Can’t Teach My Old Heart New Tricks – The Essential Benny Goodman
Jeannie C Riley – Harper Valley PTA – Harper Valley PTA
Jethro Tull – Teacher – Benefit
Amy Winehouse – Teach Me Tonight – Frank
The Emperor’s Club (2002) – Stupid Lasts Forever
The Gourds – The Education Song – Heavy Ornamentals
Kinks – Schooldays – Schoolboys In Disgrace
Chuck Berry – School Day – 20th Century Masters
Mississippi Fred McDowell – Good Morning Little Schoolgirl – Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
Dead Poets Society (1989) – Keating’s Class
The Replacements – F’ School (Abbreviated Edit) – Stink
The Beach Boys – Be True To Your School – Little Deuce Coupe
Doris Day – Teacher’s Pet – Greatest Hits
To Sir, With Love (1967) – Trailer
Motorhead – Teach Them How To Bleed – Bad Magic
Old 97s – Friends Forever – Drag It Up
10,000 Maniacs – National Education Week – Hope Chest
Eek-A-Mouse – Teacher – Most Wanted
Ramones – I Don’t Wanna Be Learned – Ramones
Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) – Spicoli Orders a Pizza
Steely Dan – My Old School – Countdown To Ecstasy
Bobby Rush, Jordan Patterson – No Educated Woman – No Educated Woman
Jan & Dean – The New Girl In School – From Surf City To Drag City
William Clarke – Educated Fool – Deluxe Edition
Kinks – Education – Schoolboys In Disgrace
Ramones – Rock & Roll High School – End Of The Century
The Kiboomers – Thank You Teachers! – Preschool Action Songs
Kindergarten Cop (1990) – Now We’re Having Fun
Neil Innes – My New School – Recollections
Ricky Nelson – Waitin’ In School – Ricky
Sonny Boy Williamson I – Good Morning School Girl – Bluebird Blues
Spinal Tap – Bitch School – Break Like The Wind
Gil Scott-Heron – Sex Education Ghetto Style – The Revolution Begins
Dinah Washington – Teach Me Tonight – Standards
A Beautiful Mind (2001) – Multiple Solutions
Tower Of Power – Educated Bump Part II – TOP

CLA Radio 09/30/16: 2016 Americana Releases


What: 2016 Americana releases of note. Not an exhaustive list. Two songs per artist. Cool stuff, particularly from Aoife O’Donovan, Sarah Jarosz, and newcomer Dori Freeman (pictured above).

When: Friday, September 30, 2016, 6:00 PM Pacific/9:00 PM Eastern.

Where: Duane FM in the Hughniverse (which is currently less than a buck for the first month).

Spotify playlist: Here.

Twitter info: My usual twitter handle is @ConservativeLA, but thanks to their genius algorithm, I’m locked out–hopefully temporarily. My new backup account is @ConservLARadio. The hashtag applicable to the show is #CLARadio.

Set List:

Dwight Yoakam – What I Don’t Know – Swimmin’ Pools, Movie Stars
Dwight Yoakam – I Wouldn’t Put It Past Me – Swimmin’ Pools, Movie Stars
Loretta Lynn – Whispering Sea – Full Circle
Loretta Lynn – Fist City – Full Circle
Reckless Kelly – Sunset Motel – Sunset Motel
Reckless Kelly – Who’s Gonna Be Your Baby Now – Sunset Motel
Parker Millsap – Hades Pleads – The Very Last Day
Parker Millsap – The Very Last Day – The Very Last Day
Randy Rogers Band – Things I Need To Quit – Nothing Shines Like Neon
Randy Rogers Band – Look Out Yonder – Nothing Shines Like Neon
Derek Hoke – Nothing I Won’t Do – Southern Moon
Derek Hoke – What’s Wrong With My Heart – Southern Moon
Dori Freeman – Lullaby – Dori Freeman
Dori Freeman – Go On Lovin’ – Dori Freeman
Luke Bell – Sometimes – Luke Bell
Luke Bell – Hold Me – Luke Bell
Colvin & Earle – Happy And Free – Colvin & Earle
Colvin & Earle – Tobacco Road – Colvin & Earle
Hayes Carll – You Leave Alone – Lovers And Leavers
Hayes Carll – The Magic Kid – Lovers And Leavers
Aoife O’Donovan – Porch Light – In The Magic Hour
Aoife O’Donovan – Not The Leaving – In The Magic Hour
John Doe – Get On Board – The Westerner
John Doe – Sunlight – The Westerner
The Jayhawks – Quiet Corners & Empty Spaces – Paging Mr. Proust
The Jayhawks – Pretty Roses In Your Hair – Paging Mr. Proust
Charles Bradley – Good To Be Back Home – Changes
Charles Bradley – Nobody But You – Changes
The Bo-Keys – I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry – Heartaches By The Number
The Bo-Keys – I Hope You Find What You’re Looking For – Heartaches By The Number
Blue Highway – Don’t Weep For Me – Original Traditional
Blue Highway – Top Of The Ridge – Original Traditional
Cody Jinks – I’m Not The Devil – I’m Not The Devil
Cody Jinks – Church At Gaylor Creek – I’m Not The Devil
Sam Bush – Handmics Killed Country Music – Storyman
Sam Bush – I Just Wanna Feel Something – Storyman
The Earls Of Leicester – Steel Guitar Blues – Rattle & Roar
The Earls Of Leicester – A Faded Red Ribbon – Rattle & Roar
Lori McKenna – Giving Up On Your Hometown – The Bird & The Rifle
Lori McKenna – We Were Cool – The Bird & The Rifle
Sarah Jarosz – House Of Mercy – Undercurrent
Sarah Jarosz – Lost Dog – Undercurrent
Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley – Pray Enough – The Country Blues
Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley – Leave My Woman Alone – The Country Blues

CLA Radio 09/23/16: Stupidity


What: In honor of the current election cycle, Conservative LA Radio presents a show on the topic of Stupidity.

When: Friday, September 23, 2016, 6:00 PM Pacific/9:00 PM Eastern.

Where: Duane FM in the Hughniverse.

Spotify playlist: It’s here, but omits bonus material.*

Twitter info: My twitter handle is @ConservativeLA, and the applicable hashtag is #CLARadio.

Set List:

DEVO – Jocko Homo – Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!
* A Fish Called Wanda (1988) – Apes Don’t Read Philosophy
Meat Puppets – Armed And Stupid – Golden Lies
Nirvana – Dumb – In Utero
Neil Innes – How Sweet To Be An Idiot – Keynsham
* Airplane! (1980) – When Can We Land
Primus – Moron TV – Green Naugahyde
The Beatles – The Fool On The Hill – Magical Mystery Tour
The Detroit Cobras – Stupidity – Life, Love And Leaving
Elliot Smith – Stupidity Tries – Figure 8
Rollins Band – Fool – Weight
Sex Pistols – Pretty Vacant – Nevermind The Bollocks
* Zoolander (2001) – Center For Kids Who Can’t Read Good
Ray Anthony & His Orchestra – Mambo Retardo – The Best
Weird Al Yankovic – Dare To Be Stupid – The Essential Weird Al Yankovic
* The Simpsons – Homer Cleans The Garage
Funkadelic – Super Stupid – Maggot Brain
Garbage – Stupid Girl – Absolute Garbage
Wanda Jackson – Stupid Cupid – Right Or Wrong
Bobby Womack – Stupid – The Bravest Man In The Universe
Gear Daddies – Stupid Boy – Billy’s Live Bait
Suicidal Tendencies – Gotta Kill Captain Stupid – The Art Of Rebellion
* The Naked Gun (1988)
The Mavericks – Something Stupid – Music For All Occasions
The Specials – Stupid Marriage – The Specials
The Rolling Stones – Stupid Girl – Aftermath
ZZ Top – Me So Stupid – Mescalero
The Dollyrots – Stupidly In Love – Barefoot And Pregnant
Bob Mould – Stupid Now – District Line
Haybaby – Stupid – Blood Harvest
The Muffs – Stupid Jerk – The Muffs
Austin Lounge Lizards – Stupid Texas Song – Employee Of The Month
* Christmas Vacation (1989) – Clark And Eddie Chat
Junior Brown – Stupid Blues – Long Walk Back
Frank Black & The Catholics – Stupid Me – Dog In The Sand
The Syrups – Stupid – Stupid
Omar Codazzi – Stupido io Terzinato – Stupido io
Rob Mortimer – Our Stupid Selves – Our Stupid Selves
30 Foot Fall – People Are Stupid – Acme 143
Ladysmith Black Mambazo – Sisesiqhingini (Everything ‘S So Stupid) – The Very Best
* Idiocracy (2006) – State Of The Union
* Neil Young, Crazy Horse – Stupid Girl – Zuma
101 Strings Orchestra – Somethin’ Stupid – The Instrumental Version

CLA Radio 09/16/16: Ska, Rock Steady, Reggae


What: A random walk, back and forth through time, through the wonderful world of mid- to late-20th Century Jamaican music. Ya mon.

When: Friday, September 16, 2016, 6:00 PM Pacific/9:00 PM Eastern.

Where: Duane FM in the Hughniverse.

Spotify playlist: It’s here, but omits bonus material.*

Twitter info: My twitter handle is @ConservativeLA, and the applicable hashtag is #CLARadio.

Set List:

Derrick Harriott – Our Time Fe Celebrate – Baba Boom! Musically Intensified Festival Songs
Augustus Pablo – King Tubby Meets The Rockers Uptown – Classic Rockers
* This Is Ska (1964) – BBC Documentary
The Skatalites, Laurel Aitken – Rude Boy Dreams – Clash Of The Ska Titans/Guns Of Navarone
The Slickers – Johnny Too Bad – The Harder They Come
King Tubby – Eastman Dub – From The Palace Of Dub
Gregory Isaacs – Black Kill A Black – All I Have Is Love
Burning Spear – Man In The Hills – Man In The Hills
The Skatalites – Street Corner – Ska Kings Of The First Wave
The Heptones – Country Boy – Night Food
Junior Murvin – Police & Thieves – Police & Thieves
Keith & Tex – Stop That Train – Trojan Presents, Rock Steady
The Skatalites – Funkey Funkey Reggay – Ska Kings Of The First Wave
King Tubby – Move Out Of Babylon – From The Palace Of Dub
The Heptones – Book Of Rules – Night Food
Desmond Dekker, The Aces – 007 (Shanty Town) – Trojan Classics
Alton Ellis And The Flames – Rock Steady – Mr Soul Of Jamaica
The Heptones – Baby I Need Your Lovin’ – Night Food
Los Rolands – Johnny Dollar – Crucial Reggae
The Melodians – Rivers Of Babylon – The Harder They Come
Toots & The Maytals – Pressure Drop – Reggae Hits
Toots & The Maytals – Funk Kingston – 20th Century Masters
Bob Marley & The Wailers – Trenchtown Rock – Live!
* Reggae Rebels (1979) – 60 Minutes
Bob Marley & The Wailers – Lively Up Yourself – Live!
Scotty – Skank In Bed – Trojan Producers Series Box Set
I-Roy – Come Down Deh – Pure Gold
Peter Tosh – Four Hundred Years – Lee Scratch Perry Presents
Baba Brooks & His Band – Girls Town – Trojan Ska Box Set Volume Two
Big Youth – Chucky No Lucky – Natty Universal Dread
Eek-A-Mouse – The Mouse And The Man – The Mouse And The Man
Black Uhuru – Solidarity – Liberation The Island Anthology
Jimmy Cliff – The Harder They Come – Best Of, 20th Eco
Desmond Dekker – Israelites – Super Best
Toots & The Maytals – 54-46, That’s My Number – Time Tough
The Paragons – The Tide Is High – On The Beach
* Peter Broggs – Rise And Shine – Rise And Shine
Dandy Livingstone – Rudy, A Message To You – Suzanne Beware Of The Devil
10cc – Dreadlock Holiday – Bloody Tourists
The Clash – Safe European Home – Give ‘Em Enough Rope

CLA Radio 09/09/16: Crazy


Given the state of current events lately, ConservativeLA Radio will concern itself this week with the topic of Crazy.

When: Friday, September 9, 2016, 6:00 PM Pacific/9:00 PM Eastern.

Where: Duane FM in the Hughniverse.

Spotify playlist: It’s here, but omits bonus material.*

Twitter info: My twitter handle is @ConservativeLA, and the applicable hashtag is #CLARadio.

Set List:

Patsy Cline – Crazy – Gold
* Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992) – Tom Waits as Renfield
Tom Waits – What’s He Building In There – Mule Variations
Patty Griffin – Every Little Bit – Living With Ghosts
Shawn Colvin – Anne Of The Thousand Days – All Fall Down
Suicidal Tendencies – Institutionalized – Suicidal Tendencies
* 12 Monkeys (1995) – Institutionalized With Jeffrey
Buddy Miller, Lee Ann Womack – Meds – The Majestic Silver Strings
Warren Zevon – Excitable Boy – Excitable Boy
Ramones – I Wanna Be Sedated – Road To Ruin
Gillian Welch – Black Star – Black Star
Billie Holiday – Crazy He Calls Me – The Complete Commodore/Decca Masters
David Bowie – Alladin Sane – Alladin Sane
Randy Newman – I Want You To Hurt Like I Do – Land Of Dreams
John Hiatt – Your Dad Did – Chronicles
* A Clockwork Orange (1971) – Droogs quarrel in the Korova Milk Bar
Fleetwood Mac – Jumping At Shadows – Boston
Lambert, Hendricks & Ross – Twisted – The Hottest New Group In Jazz
* Harvey (1950) – James Stewart
John Prine – Crazy As A Loon – Fair And Square
Robert Earl Keen – I’m Troubled, I’m Troubled – Happy Prisoner
Fer Nunez – Loco – La Oficina
Richard Thompson – From Galway To Graceland – Acoustic Classics
* A Beautiful Mind (2001) – Charles Isn’t There
Sturgill Simpson – I’d Have To Be Crazy – High Top Mountain
Waylon Jennings – I’ve Always Been Crazy – Ultimate Waylon Jennings
Rush – Malignant Narcissism – Snakes & Arrows
* One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (1975) – Randle McMurphy’s Arrival
Ozzy Osbourne – Crazy Train – Blizzard Of Ozz
Dwight Yoakam – Crazy Little Thing Called Love – The Very Best Of
Wild Man Fischer – I Wish I Was A Comic Book – Lost And Found Pep
Mamie Smith – Crazy Blues – Mamie Smith Vol. I
Destruction Unit – God Trip – Deep Trip
The Guess Who – Undun – The Best Of The Guess Who
Lord Buckley – Willie The Shake – Buckley’s Best Live
Paul Simon – Crazy Love, Vol. II – Graceland
Richard Thompson – Grey Walls – Rumor And Sigh
Koko Taylor, Willie Dixon – Insane Asylum – Koko Taylor
* K-PAX (2001) – Every being in the Universe
Talking Heads – Psycho Killer – Talking Heads 77
* Marlon Brando – The Hollow Men – How Cultures Die – T S Eliot
Count Five – Psychotic Reaction – Psychotic Reaction
* Misery (1990) – You Murdered My Misery!
J.J. Cale – Crazy Mama – The Definitive Collection

CLA Radio 09/02/16: Tom Waits (repeat)


Back by popular demand for the Labor Day holiday weekend, ConservativeLA Radio will be a repeat of the Tom Waits show from June.

We’ll start in the early 80s-and be more biography-heavy–for the first 40 minutes or so, then we’ll move back in forth through time with more emphasis on the music per se.

When: Friday, September 2, 2016, 6:00 PM Pacific/9:00 PM Eastern.

Where: Duane FM in the Hughniverse.

Spotify playlist: It’s here, but omits a lot of bonus material–music only.

Twitter info: My twitter handle is @ConservativeLA, and the applicable hashtag is #CLARadio.

Set List:

Tom Waits: Second Hand Stories (documentary) – Clip 1
Rain Dogs (Rain Dogs)
Second Hand Stories – Clip 2
16 Shells From A 30.6 (Swordfishtrombones)
Second Hand Stories – Clip 3
Gin Soaked Boy (Swordfishtrombones)
Second Hand Stories – Clip 4
Jesus Gonna Be Here (Bone Machine)
Second Hand Stories – Clip 5
Time (Rain Dogs)
Second Hand Stories – Clip 6
Walk Away (Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards)
Second Hand Stories – Clip 7
Primus: Tommy The Cat (Sailing The Seas Of Cheese)
Les Claypool talks about Tom Waits and ‘Tommy The Cat’
Filipino Box Spring Hog (Mule Variations)
Fernwood Tonight introduction
Warm Beer And Cold Women (Nighthawks At The Diner)
The One That Got Away (Small Change)
The Part You Throw Away (Blood Money)
NPR Fresh Air interview, 2011
What’s He Building In There (Mule Variations)
Poor Edward (Alice)
Circus (Real Gone)
Frank’s Song (The Early Years Vol. 1)
Iggy Pop and Tom Waits (from Coffee And Cigarettes)
Big In Japan (Mule Variations)
Poncho’s Lament (The Early Years Vol. 1)
Tom Waits on Everything & Nothing – Blank on Blank interview (1988)
Jersey Girl (Heartattack And Vine)
Hold On (Mule Variations)
House Where Nobody Lives (Mule Variations)
Jockey Full Of Bourbon (Rain Dogs)
Diamonds On My Windshield (The Heart Of Saturday Night)
The Heart Of Saturday Night (The Heart Of Saturday Night)
Swordfishtrombone (Swordfishtrombones)
Old Shoes (The Early Years Vol. 2)
Downtown Train (Rain Dogs)
Induction, Rock n Roll Hall of Fame
Burma-Shave (Foreign Affairs)

CLA Radio 08/26/16: The States


The next ConservativeLA Radio show will be about these United States; that is, 50 songs for 50 states, Obama Math notwithstanding.

Why, you ask? To show @talkradio200 that it can be done right. Long story.😉

All songs (one item is a comedy bit instead of a song) have a state name in the title, except for one. See if you can guess, without cheating, why the state of Washington is represented by The Kingsmen–other than the fact that there aren’t many decent songs about Washington state, for some reason.

When: Friday, August 26, 2016, 6:00 PM Pacific/9:00 PM Eastern.

Where: Duane FM in the Hughniverse.

Spotify playlist is here.

Twitter info: My twitter handle is @ConservativeLA, and the applicable hashtag is #CLARadio.

ConservativeLA Radio strongly recommends buying music, not just streaming it. Support your favorite artists!

Set List:

J.B. Lenoir – Alabama Blues – Passionate Blues
Johnny Horton – North To Alaska – 16 Biggest Hits
Kings Of Leon – Arizona – Because Of The Times
Leo Kottke – The Last Of The Arkansas Greyhound – 6- And 12-String Guitar
Gipsy Kings – Hotel California (Spanish Mix) – !Volare
Sons Of The Pioneers – I Want To Follow The Swallow Back Home To Colorado – Doxy Collection
Judy Garland, Bing Crosby – Connecticut – The Complete Decca Masters
George Thorogood – Delaware Slide – George Thorogood & The Destroyers
Doc Watson – Florida Blues – The Bottom Line Archive Series
Ray Charles – Georgia On My Mind – 30 Succes Inoubliables
The Ventures – Hawaii Five-O – Hawaii Five-O
The B-52s – Private Idaho – Wild Planet
Les Claypool – Iowan Gal – Oh Whales And Woe
Skip James – Illinois Blues – I’m So Glad
Lester Young – (Back Home Again In) Indiana – Lester Young With The Oscar Peterson Trio
W.G. Snuffy Walden – On The Road To Kansas – The Stand
Emmylou Harris – Blue Kentucky Girl – Blue Kentucky Girl
Duke Ellington & His Cotton Club Orchestra – Louisiana – Early Ellington
Doris Day – That Jane From Maine – Golden Girl
Steve Goodman – There’s A Girl In The Heart Of Maryland – Say It In Private
Anita O’Day – Massachusetts – Let Me Off Uptown
Jelly Roll Morton – Michigan Water Blues – Last Sessions
Six Fat Dutchmen – Minnesota Polka – America’s Greatest Polka Band
Big Bill Broonzy – Mississippi River Blues – Mississippi River Blues
Dorothy Shay The Park Avenue Hillbilly – Flat River, Missouri – Coming ‘Round The Mountain
Peter Ostroushko – Montana – Heart Of The Heartland
Six Fat Dutchmen – Nebraska Polka – America’s Greatest Polka Band
Sons Of The Pioneers – Night-Time In Nevada – Doxy Collection
Sonic Youth – New Hampshire – Sonic Nurse
Marc Ribot y Los Cubanos – Las Lomas De New Jersey – Muy Divertito!
Johnny Cash – New Mexico – At Sun
Sex Pistols – New York – Never Mind The Bollocks
Dean Martin – Just A Little Bit South Of North Carolina – The Capitol Recordings
Chris Knight – North Dakota – A Pretty Good Guy
Gillian Welch – Look At Miss Ohio – Soul Journey
Sons Of The Pioneers – The Everlasting Hills Of Oklahoma – The Last Round Up
Sons Of The Pioneers – The Oregon Trail – Trail Dust
Glenn Miller – Pennsylvania 6-5000 – Greatest Hits
Frankie Gubala Polka Band – Rhode Island Polka – The Greatest Polkas You Ever Heard
Guitar Slim And Jelly Belly – South Carolina Blues – Carolina Blues
Kinky Friedman – Rapid City, South Dakota – From One Good American To Another
John Hiatt – Tennessee Plates – Slow Turning
Sons Of The Pioneers – Texas Star – Doxy Collection
Marty Robbins – Utah Carol – Gunfighter Ballads And Trail Songs
The Johnny Smith Quintet – Moonlight In Vermont – Moonlight In Vermont
Justin Townes Earle – The Ghost Of Virginia – Yuma
The Kingsmen – Louie Louie – The Kingsmen
Hazel Dickens – West Virginia My Home – Hard Hitting Songs For Hard Hit People
Mary Mack – Wisconsin – Either You Wake Up Or You Don’t
Sons Of The Pioneers – The Hills Of Old Wyoming