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

Why Are Headline Writers Always Wrong?

Why Are Headline Writers Always Wrong?
The answer won’t surprise you in the least.

Bill Walsh, a copy editor at the Washington Post, once remarked that “Writing headlines is a specialty — there are outstanding writers who will tell you they couldn’t write a headline to save their lives.”

Given the rise of online news headlines that appear to have been written by interns wholly unfamiliar with the content of the articles their headlines purport to describe, such specialists must be a dying breed — all the more so if otherwise outstanding writers are sacrificing themselves in the effort.

I kid.

But what is a headline? Is it merely a way of fooling potential readers into thinking there might be nudity (ideally, a naked Kardashian) somewhere in the article?

The presence of breasts focuses the mind, as a wise man once said.

Wait, that was me. Never mind.

Wikipedia, which is never wrong (see also, “sarcasm”), defines a headline as “text indicating the nature of the article below it.”

Compact and descriptive. I like it.

Merriam-Webster, on the other hand, mutters something about “the title written in large letters over a story in a newspaper,” a rather archly narrow definition as to venue (what about magazines, websites, and the like?), but open-ended as to function (the function of a headline being, presumably, to give the reader an accurate sense of the article’s subject matter).

I’ll leave it to others to explore the wonderful world of what Derek Thompson at The Atlantic calls “headline tropes that multiply like viruses across the News Feed of your life.”

I’m looking at you, Vox.

No, what galls me are news headlines (or Twitter teases) that directly contradict news content — albeit in ways ranging from subtle, to so painfully obvious that they might be largely responsible for the much-discussed opioid epidemic.

Earlier this month, Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) gave his Trumpkinist challenger, Paul Nehlen, a world-class ass-thumping, winning “80 percent of the vote with nearly 90 percent of the district’s precincts reporting,” Robert Costa wrote at the time.

The initial headline? “Paul Ryan weathers his primary but GOP’s populist storm still rages,” which can be seen in the article’s URL, although the headline itself was later changed to “Paul Ryan easily wins his primary, but GOP’s populist storm still rages.”

Winning over 80% of the primary vote in ones Congressional district is hardly “weathering” a “storm,” is it?

Why the hyperbole? Media outlets thrive in part on conflict (in addition to breasts), so “Paul Ryan barely notices human speed bump Paul Nehlen” might not optimize ones clicky metrics and suchlike.

Then again, maybe this has something to do with the rise of dumb headlines: “Scientists determine how much pot is in a joint. Here’s what they learned.”

I think the headline writer probably meant to say how much THC, but perhaps thought the acronym for marijuana’s primary psychoactive ingredient a bit too jargony, and ended up with an exceedingly silly construction instead.

And then there’s raging understatement: “Orlando Highlights Islam’s Complicated Relationship With Homosexuality.”

I bet it does.

But I shouldn’t complain about inaccurate, misleading, or overblown headlines. Things could be worse: “When a newspaper apologizes for publishing an accurate headline.”

The nail which sticks up gets a good pounding.

I would be remiss if I failed to acknowledge all the headline writers out there who are masters of their craft: “Fans bewildered by lack of country music at CMT Awards.”

Well done. Well done, indeed.

Finally, there are the unintentionally hilarious headlines. For example: “Prince’s death raises numerous questions about his health,” which was so wonderful they changed the URL altogether.

And yes, in case you were wondering, the headline of this article was misleading. Anyone need a headline writer?

Call me.

CLA Radio 08/19/16: Beatles


The next ConservativeLA Radio show will play around with things Beatle-related–from the sublime to the ridiculous–since Revolver was released 50 years ago this month, and I’m feeling ancient as a result.

All hail George Martin!

When: Friday, August 19, 6:00 PM Pacific/9:00 PM Eastern.

Where: Duane FM in the Hughniverse.

Spotify playlist is here. (A few tracks included in the show proper are not available on Spotify, and are marked with an asterisk.)

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:

The Beatles – Three Cool Cats – Anthology 1
The Beatles – Soldier Of Love – Live At The BBC
* A Hard Day’s Night – George Harrison, Fashion Consultant
The Rutles – Hold My Hand – The Rutles
The Beatles – Komm Gib Mir Deine Hand – Past Masters
William Clark Green – She Likes The Beatles – Rose Queen
The Beatles – I Feel Fine – 1
Santo & Johnny – Please Please Me – Volume Secondo
The Beatles – She Said She Said – Revolver
* The Simpsons – Ned Flanders’ Beatles Collection
The Rutles – I Must Be In Love – The Rutles
The Beatles – Taxman – Revolver
* CBS This Morning – George Martin’s impact on the Beatles, music industry
The Beatles – I’m Only Sleeping – Revolver
Cher – The Long And Winding Road – Bittersweet
The Beatles – And Your Bird Can Sing – Revolver
The Beatles – Doctor Robert – Revolver
Alice Cooper – Hey, Bulldog – Butchering The Beatles
The Beatles – Tomorrow Never Knows – Revolver
The Beatles – Blue Jay Way – Magical Mystery Tour
* Pinky and the Brain meets the Beatles, er, Feebles
The Beatles – Strawberry Fields Forever – Magical Mystery Tour
The Rutles – Cheese And Onions – The Rutles
The Beatles – While My Guitar Gently Weeps – The Beatles
The Beatles – I’m So Tired – The Beatles
Lemmy – Back In The USSR – Butchering The Beatles
The Beatles – Yer Blues – The Beatles
The Beatles – I’ve Got A Feeling – Let It Be
The Beatles – I’m A Loser – Beatles For Sale
Cowboy Junkies – Run For Your Life – This Bird Has Flown
The Rutles – Goose-Step Mama – The Rutles
The Beatles – Eight Days A Week – Beatles For Sale
The Damned – Help – Damned Damned Damned
The Beatles – Every Little Thing – Beatles For Sale
Lorrie Morgan – Eight Days A Week – Country Legends
* College Humor – Ringo Wants to Sing More
The Beatles – Rain – Past Masters
The Beatles – Paperback Writer – Past Masters
The Rutles – With A Girl Like You – The Rutles
The Beatles – Love Me Do – 1
Tony Bennett – Here, There And Everywhere – Tony Sings The Great Hits Of Today!
Booker T. & The M.G.’s – You Can’t Do That – Soul Men
The Rutles – Piggy In The Middle – The Rutles
Steel Drum Island – Hey Jude – Vol. 12
The Beatles – Wait – Rubber Soul
The Beatles – Girl – Rubber Soul
* National Lampoon – Magical Misery Tour – Radio Dinner

CLA Radio 08/12/16: Same Old Train: New Old Country


Getting a bit ahead of schedule on ConservativeLA Radio for a change. The show for 8/12 will be (for the most part) about newer country artists that sound like old school country artists.

When: Friday, August 12, 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:

Various Artists – Same Old Train – Tribute To Tradition
The Derailers – My Heart Skips A Beat – Under The Influence Of Buck
Jason Eady – Forget About The Truth – AM Country Heaven
Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys – Between Darkness And Dawn – Night Tide
Sturgill Simpson – Turtles All The Way Down – Metamodern Sounds In Country Music
Jason Eady – Longer Walk In The Rain – AM Country Heaven
Junior Brown – My Baby Don’t Dance To Nothing But Ernest Tubb – 12 Shades Of Brown
Whitey Morgan – Cheatin Again – Born, Raised & Live From Flint
Jason Eady – Wishful Drinking – AM Country Heaven
Brandy Clark – Get High – 12 Stories
Buddy Miller, Richard Thompson – Wedding Bells – Cayamo Sessions At Sea
Chris Stapleton – Nobody To Blame – Traveller
Turnpike Troubadours – Every Girl – Diamonds & Gasoline
Cody Jinks – We’re Gonna Dance – Adobe Sessions
Chris Knight – Something Changed – The Trailer Tapes
Jason Eady – AM Country Heaven – AM Country Heaven
Sunny Sweeney, Brennen Leigh – But You Like Country Music – But You Like Country Music
Hank Williams III – I’m A Long Gone Daddy – Long Gone Daddy
Ashley Monroe – If The Devil Don’t Want Me – The Blade
Lindi Ortega – Lead Me On – Cigarettes & Truckstops
Cody Jinks – What Else Is New – Adobe Sessions
Fifth On The Floor – Drinkin’ Friends – Dark And Bloody Ground
Daniel Romano – She Was The World To Me – Workin’ For The Music Man
Sam Outlaw – Jesus Take The Wheel (And Drive Me To A Bar) – Angeleno
The Deslondes – Time To Believe In – The Deslondes
Sarah Shook & The Disarmers – Dwight Yoakam – Sidelong
Buddy Miller, Lee Ann Womack – After The Fire Is Gone – Cayamo Sessions At Sea
Cale Tyson – Fool Of The Year – Cheater’s Wine
Son Volt – Brick Walls – Honky Tonk
Lyle Lovett, k.d. lang – Release Me – Release Me
Lee Ann Womack – Chances Are – The Way I’m Livin’
Holly Williams – Mama – Here With Me
Alison Krauss – The Three Bells – Tribute To Tradition

CLA Radio 08/05/16: Heaven


As a follow-up to last week’s Death show, this week’s edition of ConservativeLA Radio will be on the topic of Heaven. We are fortunate to again have our friend Matthew Berg offer up a wonderful set list, and he’ll say a few words at the beginning of the show, to boot!

When: Friday, August 5, 6:00 PM Pacific/9:00 PM Eastern.

Where: Duane FM in the Hughniverse.

No Spotify playlist this week.

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:

Emperor Mackenze – I Wonder Where My Mother Has Gone – Bahamas 8/79
Ralph Stanley & Nathan Stanley – Gloryland – Gospel Favorites
The Carter Family – No Depression in Heaven – No Depression
Blind Willlie Johnson – Bye and Bye I’m Goin’ to See the King – Complete Recorded Titles, vol. 1
Tony Rice & Ricky Skaggs – The Soul of Man Never Dies – Legends of Flatpicking Guitar
Fred McDowell, Rosa Lee Hill, Sidney Hemphill Carter – When the Train Come Along – Como III 9/59
Sister Rosetta Tharpe – Up Above My Head I Hear Music in the Air – Spirit of Gospel, vol. 2
The Carolina Gospel Singers – Beyond the River – The Half Ain’t Never Been Told, vol. 2
Dixon Brothers – A Wonderful Day – Dixon Brothers, vol. 1 (1936)
Lee Roy Abernathy and the Homeland Harmony Quartet – Gospel Boogie – Gospel Boogie
Uncle Dave Macon – Shall We Gather at the River? – The Half Ain’t Never Been Told, vol. 1
Alison Krauss & Union Station – Heaven’s Bright Shore – O Lord, How Great Thou Art!
Charley Patton – Jesus is a Dyin’ Bed Maker – The Complete Recordings (1929-1934)
Rev. Utah Smith – Two Wings – Slide Guitar Gospel (1944-64)
Middle Georgia Singing Convention No. 1 – I Am Going Home – The Half Ain’t Never Been Told, vol. 2
Jaybird Coleman – I’m Gonna Cross the River of Jordan – American Primitive: Pre-War Gospel
Red Foley – Peace in the Valley – The Collection ’44-’55
Dixie Sacred Trio – Don’t You Want to Go? – The Half Ain’t Never Been Told, vol. 2
The Allen Brothers – Shake Hands With Mother Again – Classic Southern Gospel
Rev. Anderson Johnson – If I Could Hear My Mother Pray Again – Fire in My Bones (1944-2007)
Dock Boggs – No Disappointment in Heaven – Classic Southern Gospel
Blind Roosevelt Graves – I’ll Be Rested – American Primitive: Pre-War Gospel (1926-36)
Lillie Knox – I’m Troubled About My Soul – Deep River of Song: South Carolina
Bass Mountain Boys – He Will Open the Gate – American Gothic: Bluegrass Songs of Death & Sorrow
Mahalia Jackson – Move On Up a Little Higher – Move On Up a Little Higher
Washington Philips – What Are They Doing in Heaven Today? – What Are They Doing in Heaven Today?
Nugrape Twins – Pray Children if You Want to Go to Heaven – Sinners and Saints (1926-1931)
The Religioneers – Come and Go to That Land – Shall We Gather at the River?
Florida Normal and Industrial Institute Quartette – Dis Train – Negro Vocal Groups, vol. 3 (1921-1924)
Elizabeth Cotten – When I Get Home – Freight Train and Other North Carolina Folk Songs and Tunes
Amigo Male Singers – Soon Ah Shall Be Done – Shall We Gather at the River?
The Sensational Nightingales – Somewhere to Lay My Head – How Sweet It Was
Alabama Sacred Harp Convention – New Jordan – Fyffe 9/59
Rev. Gary Davis – There’s a Table Sittin’ in Heaven – A Little More Faith
Troy Demps, et al – The Peaceful Death of the Righteous – Shall We Gather at the River?
Johnny Cash – Ain’t No Grave – American VI: Ain’t No Grave
Big Bill Broonzy, Terry & McGee – Oh, What a Beautiful City – Classic African American Gospel
The Jubilee Gospel Team – You’ve Got to Meet Your God Somewhere – The Jubilee Gospel Team
Uncle Tupelo – No Depression – No Depression
Willie Mae Williams – Where the Sun Never Goes Down – Fire in My Bones (1944-2007)
Bessie Jones – Let Me Fly to Mount Zion (The Promised Land) – Bessie Jones III 9/61
Golden Gate Quartet – The End of my Journey – The End of My Journey