CLA Radio 07/22/16: Power Pop (repeat)

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Tonight’s ConservativeLA Radio show will explore Power Pop (originally broadcast on 05/09/14) and suchlike forms. Lots of great, perky music!

When: Friday, July 22, 6:00 PM Pacific/9:00 PM Eastern.

Where: Duane FM in the Hughniverse.

Spotify playlist: N/A.

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:

XTC: Life Begins at the Hop
The Jam: Down in the Tube Station At Midnight
Cheap Trick: Come On, Come On
20/20: Yellow Pills
The Vapors: Turning Japanese
XTC: Helicopter
The Move: Brontosaurus
Bad Finger: No Matter What
The Kinks: Victoria
The Who: I’m a Boy
Slade: Mama Weer All Crazee Now
The Raspberries: Go All the Way
The Outsiders: Time Won’t Let Me
The Smithereens: Behind the Wall Of Sleep
Nick Lowe: Rollers Show
The Jam: Man In the Corner Shop
The Plimsouls: A Million Miles Away
Cheap Trick: California Man
Elvis Costello: I Can’t Stand Up For Falling Down
The Knack: Good Girls Don’t
The Spongetones: She Goes Out With Everybody
The Records: Starry Eyes
Hoodoo Gurus: I Want You Back
The Jam: In the City
XTC: Making Plans for Nigel
Drive By Truckers: I Do Believe
Joe Jackson: Amateur Hour
The Byrds: I’ll Feel a Whole Lot Better
The Beach Boys: Wouldn’t It Be Nice
Pearl Harbor & the Explosions: You Got It (Release It)
Marshall Crenshaw: You’re My Favorite Waste of Time
Tommy Tutone: 867-5309 (Jenny)
The Army You Have: See You In November
20/20: Cheri
Tom Petty: American Girl
The Beatles: Rain

CLA Radio 07/15/16: Cleveland

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In honor of the upcoming Heartache By The Lake, AKA the 2016 National Republican Convention, ConservativeLA Radio will feature music about, and artists from, Cleveland, Ohio and environs.

I’m hoping to line up a Patterson School of Broadcasting alumnus who knows a bit about northeast Ohio to introduce the show.

When: Friday, July 15, 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:

Randy Newman – Burn On (Sail Away)
Bobby Womack – It’s Party Time (It’s Party Time, The 70s Collection)
The Band – Look Out Cleveland (The Band)
Carlos Jones & The PLUS Band – Cleveland Beat (Cleveland Beat)
Glenn Miller – Beautiful Ohio (The Complete Glenn Miller And His Orchestra)
Bull Moose Jackson – Going Back To Cleveland Ohio (The Bull Moose Jackon Collection 1945-55)
Frank Zappa – Let’s Move To Cleveland Solos (You Can’t Do That On Stage Anymore, Vol 4)
Ringworm – Amputation (Hammer Of The Witch)
Frank Yankovic And His Yanks – Cleveland Polka (The Complete Standard Transcriptions)
Henry Mancini – Baby Elephant Walk (Hatari!)
71 North – Cleveland Shuffle (Watch Us Roll)
Pretenders – My City Was Gone (Learning To Crawl)
Crosy, Stills, Nash & Young – Ohio (4 Way Street)
R.E.M. – Cuyahoga (Life’s Rich Pageant)
Phil Keaggy – Far East Of Cleveland (Phantasmagorical)
Sonny Stitt – Cleveland Blues (Only The Blues)
The Euclid Beach Band – There’s No Surf In Cleveland (Euclid Beach Band)
Booker T. & The M.G.’s – Cleveland Now (Uptight Soundtrack)
Dead Guy Blues – Cold Wind In Cleveland (Cold Wind In Cleveland)
Boris Blacher,  Orchester Berlin – Music For Cleveland, Op. 53 (Works For Orchestra)
Brandtson – Ain’t No Trip To Cleveland (Death & Taxes)
Golden Boy (Fospassin) – Cleveland Browns (Cleveland Browns)
The Gadjits – Cleveland, Ohio (Wish We Never Met)
Allen Ginsberg – Cleveland, The Flats (The Lion For Real)
Cactus – Mean Night In Cleveland (Barely Contained)
Jefferson Starship – Stairway To Cleveland (Modern Times)
Ricky Ford Sextet, Bobby Few – Mimi (Songs For My Mother)
Cheese Border, Cleveland Steamers – Cleveland (Terminal)
The Cleveland Sports Band – The Bugs In Cleveland Love The Indians (Cavaliers, Indians & Browns)
Hot Stadium – Indians (Cleveland Indians) (Hot Stadium Anthems, Vol 2)
The Moonglows – Sincerely (Their Greatest Hits, Chess Anniversary 50th Collection)
The Raspberries – I Wanna Be With You (The Essential)
Pere Ubu – Final Solution (The Shape Of Things)
Ian Hunter – Cleveland Rocks (You’re Never Alone With A Schizophrenic)
Mike Polk – Factory of Sadness – added 7/13/16

CLA Radio 07/08/16: Stanley Brothers

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This week, ConservativeLA Radio will feature the music of the Stanley Brothers to mark the recent passing of Ralph Stanley.

Rumor has it that an up-and-comer from the Patterson School of Broadcasting will perform the MC’ing duties!

When: Friday, July 8, 6:00 PM Pacific/9:00 PM Eastern.

Where: Duane FM in the Hughniverse.

Partial Spotify playlist: It’s here, with the exception* of some additional audio found elsewhere.

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 Life & Times of Ralph Stanley – TNN documentary
Ralph Stanley, Nick Cave, Emmylou Harris – Fire In The Blood/Snake Song (Lawless)
The Stanley Brothers – Meet Me Tonight (An Evening Long Ago, Live 1956)
* Ralph Stanley & George Jones – Wonderful World Outside (Saturday Night & Sunday Morning)
Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys – Little Glass Of Wine (The Complete Jessup Recordings)
Gene Parsons – Drunkard’s Dream (Kindling)
The Stanley Brothers – Drifting Too Far From The Shore (An Evening Long Ago, Live 1956)
Ralph Stanley – Fire And Brimstone (Lawless)
The Stanley Brothers – This Wicked Path Of Sin (Sing The Songs Of Bill Monroe)
Ralph Stanley – White Light/White Heat (Lawless)
The Stanley Brothers – Working On A Building (Sing The Songs Of Bill Monroe)
Jim Lauderdale, Ralph Stanley – This World Is Not My Home (I Feel Like Singing Today)
The Stanley Brothers – Train 45 (An Evening Long Ago, Live 1956)
Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys – Too Late To Cry (The Complete Jessup Recordings)
The Stanley Brothers – Tragic Love (An Evening Long Ago, Live 1956)
Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys – I Love No One But You (The Complete Jessup Recordings)
Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mtn. Boys – We’ll Be Sweethearts In Heaven (Complete Jessup Recordings)
Ralph Stanley – I’ll Fly Away (Shine On)
Ralph Stanley – Rank Stranger (Gloryland – 30 Bluegrass Gospel Classics)
Ralph Stanley – Lonesome And Blue (Lonesome And Blue)
Ralph Stanley – Calling My Children Home (I’ll Answer The Call)
Ralph Stanley – Little Mathie Grove (Ralph Stanley)
Ralph Stanley – Waiting For Me (While The Ages Roll On)
Ralph Stanley – Pretty Girls, City Lights (Old-Time Pickin’)
Ralph Stanley et al – Don’t Cheat In Our Hometown (Ralph Stanley, feat. Ricky Skaggs & Keith Whitley)
The Stanley Brothers – I’m A Man Of Constant Sorrow (The Complete Columbia Stanley Brothers)
The Stanley Brothers – A Voice From On High (The Complete Mercury Recordings)
The Stanley Brothers – Lonesome And Blue (The Complete Mercury Recordings)
The Stanley Brothers – Just A Little Walk With Jesus (The Complete Mercury Recordings)
The Stanley Brothers – Handsome Molly (An Evening Long Ago, Live 1956)
The Stanley Brothers – East Virginia Blues (An Evening Long Ago, Live 1956)
The Stanley Brothers – The Story Of The Lawson Family (An Evening Long Ago, Live 1956)
The Stanley Brothers – Dream Of A Miner’s Child (An Evening Long Ago, Live 1956)
The Stanley Brothers – Come All You Tenderhearted (An Evening Long Ago, Live 1956)
The Stanley Brothers – Poor Ellen Smith (An Evening Long Ago, Live 1956)
The Stanley Brothers – Darling Do You Know Who Loves You (An Evening Long Ago, Live 1956)
The Stanley Brothers – Shout Little Lulie (An Evening Long Ago, Live 1956)
The Stanley Brothers – Bound To Ride (An Evening Long Ago, Live 1956)
The Stanley Brothers – Little Bessie (An Evening Long Ago, Live 1956)
The Stanley Brothers – John Henry (An Evening Long Ago, Live 1956)
The Stanley Brothers – Little Birdie (An Evening Long Ago, Live 1956)
The Stanley Brothers – Nine Pound Hammer (An Evening Long Ago, Live 1956)
The Stanley Brothers – Feast Here Tonight (An Evening Long Ago, Live 1956)
Ralph Stanley – Sure ‘Nuff ‘N Yes I Do (Lawless)
The Stanley Brothers – The Fields Have Turned Brown (Country The American Tradition)
Ralph Stanley – O Death (O Brother Where Art Thou)
* Ralph Stanley & Dwight Yoakam – Down Where The River Bends (Saturday Night & Sunday Morning)
The Stanley Brothers – Angel Band (The Complete Mercury Recordings)
Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys – I Am The Man, Thomas (1971-1973)
Jim Lauderdale, Ralph Stanley – I Feel Like Singing Today (I Feel Like Singing Today)

Irresponsible Talker Says We Must Choose

Since I’ve been a regular listener to Hugh Hewitt for some years, there have of course been times when he has annoyed me to no end.

This is not one of those times. This is a pivot point.

At this point I have to seriously mull the utility of listening to Mr. Hewitt’s opinions about anything, going forward, including whether the sky is blue. (And blue sky is all we will get out of a Trump presidency.)

After having gone back and forth, seemingly in random order, through the proverbial stages of grief during the current election cycle, Mr. Hewitt has finally returned to the role he knows best: that of a GOP homer. Party uber alles, etc. That’s fine as far as it goes, and completely consistent with Core Hugh. It’s certainly not unexpected, anyway.

But not content to be merely flirt with morphing into a hectoring, sarcastic, sanctimonious gasbag like his favorite guest host Mark Larson Davis [sorry Larson], demanding that we get on the Trump Train, Mr. Hewitt saw fit to pen “Responsible citizens have to choose” in the Washington Examiner.

Golly, does that make me an irresponsible citizen because I refuse to vote for either of the morally-retarded front-runners?

Well gee, I guess it must.

No rogue headline writer at work here. Mr. Hewitt makes quite plain his meaning throughout the article, and particularly in the concluding paragraph.

After insulting our intelligence, as if none of his points had ever occurred to us, and after listing his bill of horribles against Hillary Clinton without ever addressing the yawning void of ignorance that is Donald Trump, Mr. Hewitt insults us.

Emphasis added.

Mr. Hewitt begins:

It is a binary choice — that is obvious at least to every active duty member of the American military.

Or perhaps Mr. Hewitt is just adding the second clause because he wouldn’t dare say the things about active duty military that he’s about to say about the rest of us (who see more than a binary at work).

Either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump will be their commander in chief.

Mr. Hewitt doesn’t mention whether Trump ever get around to boning up on the nuclear triad.

Either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump will select the secretary of defense.

I’m pulling for Corey Lewandowski.

Either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump will select the secretaries of the Army, Air Force and Navy, the service chiefs, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the nine heads of the Combatant Commands.

We get the drift.

Either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump will sign off on the next four proposed budgets for the Department of Defense.

This might be a good time to talk about Trump’s comments on wasting money on things military, NATO, and suchlike, one might think.

Either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump will decide how to respond to the next Moammar Gadhafi marching on his own people, the next Benghazi surprise attack on an American installation, the next red line crossed where WMD are used, the next Vladimir Putin aggression against a near-helpless neighbor.

Putin? Seriously? Mr. Hewitt is a smart guy, but he must think we’re unfathomably dumb.

Civilians, it seems to me, shouldn’t sit out an election because they don’t like the choices, not while American fighting men and women are in harm’s way, flying missions to attack the Islamic State from carriers or as part of special forces deployments in Kurdistan or Syria. Civilians are being protected from our enemies by sailors deploying under and on the sea for six months at a time — minimum — or by soldiers and Marines in far away places like Kosovo for more than a year at a time.

Don’t like the choices? What are we, finicky kids who won’t eat our peas?

Thanks to Mr. Hewitt for reminding us of the importance of Americans in uniform. And thanks for implying that we’d forgotten, in our dislike for vegetables, and he’s here to set us straight.

The civilians get to go to the movies, play golf, have a beer. The soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines get to pull watch or, at times, go into combat.

The longer this goes on, the more intolerably sanctimonious and condescending it becomes.

Basically it’s Do It For The Kids, except the Kids being trotted out are US military personnel, perhaps with suitably somber music swelling in the background.

Civilians owe the military their best judgment as voters as to who ought to be the commander in chief and whose team ought to take up the positions in the Pentagon that are a part of the approximately 3,000 appointees the new president will bring with him or her. When active duty military are putting their lives on the line, civilian voters ought to at least put themselves through the stress of making a necessary if unpalatable choice.

I am not agonizing on a lesser-of-two-evils beauty contest, Mr. Hewitt. I see two candidates, neither of whom is fit to serve in the capacity you describe at length.

The other detail that would have been good to note, at least in passing, is the harm Trump as standard bearer does to the Republican Party Mr. Hewitt reveres, the conservatism he typically embraces–and, not incidentally, the harm that Trump’s spiteful ignorance has the obvious capacity to inflict on America, militarily and otherwise.

When House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made it perfectly clear that there would be no mutiny at the GOP convention in Cleveland, the obligation to choose between Clinton and Trump became very obvious to me. Once Ryan and McConnell closed all the exit ramps, I quickly chose Trump for a host of reasons, the most important being the inescapable conclusion that former Secretary of State Clinton’s law-breaking maintenance of the unsecured server handed our enemies a complete dossier on her and her associates. I have expert testimony on this reality given to me on the record on air by former Deputy CIA Director Mike Morell and off the record by a former senior CIA operations officer.

In other words, Trump was dangerous enough to warrant overthrowing the will of the primary electorate in a delegate mutiny, but not dangerous enough to warrant not supporting him in other circumstances. OK, that’s the conclusion you reached, Mr. Hewitt. I strongly disagree with it, not the least reason of which being that he has no chance in hell of winning in November.

Mr. Hewitt can whistle past the graveyard, and trot out outlier polls like the recent Rasmussen Trump+4, but he knows it’s bullshit, and I know it’s bullshit. Trump cannot, and will not, win.

If Mr. Hewitt’s goal is to ensure turnout to salvage down-ballot races (which is my primary concern–preserving the Senate majority as a backstop against the inevitable packing of the Supreme Court with liberals and Leftists that will ensue under President Clinton), perhaps he should try to find a way to make that case independent of implicitly arguing that Trump is fit to serve (he is not), and independent of implicitly arguing that he can win (he cannot, no matter what voters like me do or don’t do).

Mr. Hewitt generally fails to acknowledge (or perhaps even recognize) the difference between losing, and losing while turning the party over to the worst populist, racist, misogynist, knuckle-dragging elements of the right.

This is the reality of the situation, and the hack of the DNC by Russian intelligence agencies, which was revealed last week, is just more evidence of our enemies’ capabilities and intentions. Those clinging to the idea that there is no proof of the compromise of the Clinton server fool themselves and no one else. She is disqualified because she is compromised. The Russians and who knows which other powers can manipulate her and her electronic associates. That’s why nations collect intelligence…to use it. It is doubtful that any of our adversaries have ever known more about any of our leaders that the Russians et al know about Clinton. Not even Alger Hiss could have given the Soviets more on FDR than the Russians took from Clinton’s home-brew server.

The implicit argument is that Trump would be less vulnerable to the Kremlin, and less malleable, than Clinton. The most polite response I can come up with to that implicit assertion is to laugh; the least polite would be to characterize it as either intellectual dishonesty, or madness.

There is also the matter of Clinton’s disastrous record as secretary of state, beginning with her record of failure in Libya writ large throughout that failed state that is now an Islamic State colony, and in Benghazi specifically on the night of 9/11/12.

And nothing Trump has said indicates the likelihood of anything better. No mention of NATO in all this, oddly enough.

There is her record of dithering and disaster in Egypt that handed the country for a time to the Muslim Brotherhood. That’s her judgment on display: Ceding the key Arab state to the brotherhood and tossing aside a reliable American ally in the process. What must Egyptian President Sisi think of the approach of a second President Clinton.

And Trump’s solution is what, exactly? Or should I be more specific and ask what is his solution this week? It’s very bad, we need to be smarter, we need to make deals, and we’ll get the freaking Saudis to pay for it?

Her “Russian reset” button was far worse than an episode of merely embarrassing buffoonery. It was actually an expression of deep seated naïveté regarding Putin, one likely to be repeated again and again. Her incompetence doesn’t end with Russia. Her role in the failure to negotiate an extension of the Bush-era Status of Forces Agreement with Iraq precipitated President Obama’s abrupt and tragic bug-out of Iraq in late 2011, which led to the Islamic State rampage across Iraq from its first home in Syria.

Get off the SoFA. That was an excuse and Mr. Hewitt knows it. A talking point. Obama repeatedly demanded that it be revoked, even as others in his Administration were saying they had all the SoFA they needed.

As for naivete, it’s hard to beat Trump liking Putin because Putin played to Trump’s mammoth ego.

And the Syrian genocide and all that it has birthed including and especially the long and deadly tentacles of the Islamic State across the West even into a nightclub in Orlando and a conference room in San Bernardino are all on her scorecard. Negligence in the carrying out of her duties to cabin and defeat the “jayvees” is not the same as direct responsibility for the atrocities of the terrorists, but it is very predictive of the lack of seriousness we could expect from her and her team if she wins in the fall. It’s a given that she will strike poses as President Obama has struck poses, and with the same consequences. “Leading from behind,” “red lines” that get erased, and condescension towards fanatical “jayvees” are a given with her as they have been with President Obama. His legacy is her platform. It is inevitable.

And Trump’s is what? Bomb the holy shit out of them? Something you’d hear in any chatroom or barroom full of people with such nuanced foreign policy ideas? We never win any more? This is the guy who Mr. Hewitt sees as CiC?

As is her party’s reflexive underfunding of the military; the hollowing out of every Defense Department budget for the next four years; the readiness crisis that consumes major components of the services; and the loss of a generation of skilled officers to budget irresponsibility that is the hallmark of the left that Clinton personifies and leads.

Trump has already signaled a breathtaking ignorance of things military, least of all concerning the level of funding a robust military post-Obama will require.

But all of that is just a lead-up to this breathtakingly insulting coda to Mr. Hewitt’s piece:

So this inescapable binary choice it is an easy choice for me, and one I will make because either she or Trump will be commander in chief. No third party throw away ballots or symbolic gestures. One of two people will command the Warriors. The far riskier path for the country is choosing Clinton as that one of two, but I will respect the wrong-headed voters who pull that lever on the basis of wooly-headed reasoning or thread-bare rationalizations. I will never understand those who refuse to choose when a choice must be made. That is not a choice, it seems to me, of anyone who genuinely believes in self-government.

So having made his decision, and having forgotten the reasons for deciding otherwise, Mr. Hewitt demands that we support one of these deeply unqualified and incompetent candidates, and concludes that if we do not, we do not genuinely believe in self-government.

That coda is not just a condescending (and thus counter-productive) exercise in sanctimony, persuading nobody–it is a exercise in raging one-sided intellectual dishonesty. Shame on Mr. Hewitt.

Many “responsible citizens” will do a different political and moral calculus than Mr. Hewitt does–and it won’t make a dime’s worth of difference in the outcome, except to accelerate the conservative movement’s abject sellout to an anti-conservative populist cult of personality.

Bear that in mind the next time you decide to impersonate Mark Larson, Mr. Hewitt.

CLA Radio 07/01/16: Mandolin

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This week, ConservativeLA Radio will feature Mandolin-related music, with an emphasis on Bluegrass.

When: Friday, July 1, 6:00 PM Pacific/9:00 PM Eastern.

Where: Duane FM in the Hughniverse.

Partial Spotify playlist: It’s here, with the exception** of some additional audio found elsewhere.

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:

** Chris Thile – Genre-Hopping (WSJ short video)
** Chris Thile – Songs On The Mandolin – Prairie Home Companion
Edgar Meyer, Chris Thile – Look What I Found (Bass & Mandolin)
Caterina Lichtenberg, Mike Marshall – Nao Me Toques (Caterina Lichtenberg & Mike Marshall)
** Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, Chris Thile, Stuart Duncan, Aoife O’Donovan – Tiny Desk Concert (2011)
Aubrey Haynie – Buffalo Gals (Instrumental Bluegrass – Mandolin)
Ry Cooder – Goin’ To Brownsville (Ry Cooder)
Grateful Dead – Friend Of The Devil (American Beauty)
Led Zeppelin – The Battle Of Evermore (Led Zeppelin IV)
Ray Wylie Hubbard – There Are Some Days (Crusades Of The Restless Knights)
Jim & Jesse – I Don’t Believe You’ve Met My Baby (Y’all Come)
Ricky Skaggs – Monroe Dancin’ (Brand New Strings)
Robert Earl Keen – Hot Corn, Cold Corn (Happy Prisoner)
The Skillet-Lickers – Tanner’s Rag (Vol. 6)
Guy Clark – Darwettia’s Mandolin (Songs And Stories)
The Band – Rockin’ Chair (The Band)
The Band – When I Paint My Masterpiece (Cahoots)
Robert Earl Keen – Walls Of Time (Happy Prisoner)
Sierra Hull – If You Can Tame My Heart (Secrets)
Alison Krauss & Union Station – Every Time You Say Goodbye (Every Time You Say Goodbye)
Adam Steffey – East Tennessee Blues (Grateful)
Ricky Skaggs – A Voice From On High (Soldier Of The Cross)
Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell – If You Lived Here You’d Be Home Now (The Traveling Kind)
Rhonda Vincent – World’s Biggest Fool (Good Thing Going)
David Grisman – Minor Swing (Hot Dawg)
Norman Blake, Peter Ostroushko – Mandolin Medley (Meeting On Southern Soil)
Sam Bush – Brilliancy (Glamour And Grits)
** IIIrd Tyme Out – The Old, Old House (Back To The Mac)
Bill Monroe – Footprints In The Snow (The Essential Bill Monroe)
Bill Monroe – Will You Be Loving Another Man? (The Essential Bill Monroe)
Charlie Hunt – Here Comes The Sun (The Cabin Hunter’s Mandolin)
Tim O’Brien – The Wicked Messenger (Red On Blonde)
Vince Gill, Union Station – High Lonesome Sound (High Lonesome Sound)
The Infamous Stringdusters – 40 West (Fork In The Road)
Dan Tyminski – Carry Me Across The Mountain (Carry Me Across The Mountain)
David Grisman, Sam Bush – Hartford’s Real (Hold On, We’re Strummin’)
Tim O’Brien – Stealin’ (The Road Home)
Don Julin – Straight No Chaser (Vibe)
Hot Rize – Nellie Kane (Hot Rize)
The Del McCoury Band – Brakeman’s Blues (Old Memories The Songs Of Bill Monroe)
Sierra Hull – Don’t Pick Me Up (Daybreak)
Sheryl Crow – The Wandering Boy (Orthoponic Joy)
Guy Clark – Picasso’s Mandolin (Boats To Build)
Lynn Morris – It Rains Everywhere I Go (Mama’s Hand)
Homer & Jethro – Cornfucius Say (Cornfucius Say)

Trump Word Salad

From C-Span:

MR. TRUMP: OK. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. I APPRECIATE IT AND THIS IS AN AMAZING HONOR. IT’S AN AMAZING DAY, VERY HISTORIC DAY FOR A LOT OF REASONS, NOT ONLY TURNBERY. THIS IS ONE OF THE BIG — TURNBERRY. THIS IS ONE OF THE BIG VOTES IN THE HISTORY OF EUROPE, SCOTLAND, EVERYWHERE. IT WAS VERY EXCITING COMING IN AND WE WERE LANDING AND WE HAD JUST HEARD THE RESULTS SO I WISH EVERYBODY A LOT OF LUCK. I THINK THAT IT’S PURELY HISTORIC AND WHAT’S HAPPENING IS HISTORIC. SO IT’S AN HONOR TO BE WITH YOU. MY MOTHER WAS BORN IN SCOTLAND IN STORNAWAY. SHE LOVED SCOTLAND. SHE WOULD BE HERE A LOT. SHE WOULD BE HERE WITH MY SISTER, MARIAN AND MY SISTER, ELIZABETH AND SHE JUST LOVED IT. HER LOYALTY TO SCOTLAND WAS INCREDIBLE. SHE RESPECTED AND LOVED THE QUEEN AND SHE LOVED THE CEREMONY AND THE POMP, POMP AND CIRCUMSTANCE, AND SHE WAS SOMETHING SPECIAL. AND TO THINK WE’D BE HERE OWNING TURNBERRY ONE DAY WOULD BE INCREDIBLE. SHE WOULD COME TO TURNBERRY WITH HER FRIENDS AND THEY’D HAVE DINNER AT TURNBERRY. SHE DIDN’T PLAY GOLF BUT THEY WOULD HAVE DINNER AT TURNBERRY, SO HAVING TAKEN THIS HOTEL AND DONE THE JOB THAT WE’VE DONE WITH IT IS JUST AN HONOR I WAS GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY. WE BOUGHT IT ABOUT 4 1/2 YEARS AGO. THE TOWN COUNCIL HAS BEEN INCREDIBLE. THE LOCAL POLITICIANS AND ALL OF THE POLITICIANS ALL THROUGHOUT HAVE BEEN ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE. THEY APPROVED VIRTUALLY EVERYTHING THAT WE ASKED FOR. WE ASKED FOR THE RIGHT THINGS, BUT THE APPROVAL PROCESS, BECAUSE IT’S SO HISTORIC, HAD TO GO THROUGH MANY DIFFERENT LAYERS BUT EVERY SINGLE THING WE WANTED THEY AGREED. THEY THOUGHT IT WAS GOOD AND IN SOME CASES GREAT. WE’VE TAKEN THE LIGHT HOUSE, WHICH IS A VERY, VERY IMPORTANT BUILDING IN FLORIDA — I MEAN, IN SCOTLAND AND WE’VE TAKEN THAT BUILDING AND MADE IT SOMETHING REALLY SPECIAL. INSIDE THE LIGHTHOUSE RIGHT NOW IS INCREDIBLE SUITES AND IT’S CALLED THE HALFWAY HOUSE BECAUSE THIS IS THE 9TH TEE AND IT’S CALLED THE HALFWAY HOUSE. ON THE BOTTOM YOU HAVE DINING AND GOLFERS WILL STOP AND THEY’LL GO AND GET SOMETHING TO EAT AND THEN THEY GO INTO THE 10TH HOLE, 10TH TEE RIGHT NEXT DOOR. AND IT WAS IN DISREPAIR AND ALL OF THE PEOPLE FROM LANDMARK SCOTLAND AND ALL OF THE PEOPLE WE HAD TO GO THROUGH WERE — I JUST THANK YOU BECAUSE IT WAS A LONG, DIFFICULT PROCESS GETTING THAT APPROVED, BUT THEY REALLY WANTED TO SEE IT AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL. AND NOW IT’S REALLY AT A HIGHER LEVEL THAN IT EVER WAS. WHEN YOU SEE — I DON’T KNOW IF YOU’LL GET A CHANCE BUT IF YOU DO YOU SHOULD TRY AND GET TO SEE THE SUITES BECAUSE THEY ARE TWO OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SUITES YOU’LL EVER SEE. WHEN THE WATER IS ROUGH TODAY, IT’S VERY CALM. IN FACT, I’VE ALMOST NEVER SEEN IT LIKE THIS BUT SOMETIMES YOU HAVE WAVES THAT ARE LITERALLY CRASHING ONTO THIS PIECE OF LAND WE’RE ON. IT’S ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SIGHTS YOU’LL EVER SEE. THE HOLE DIDN’T EXIST. THEY WORKED WITH US ON DESIGN. THEY WANTED TO DO THESE CHANGES FOR PROBABLY CLOSE TO 50 YEARS BECAUSE THEY WERE SO OBVIOUS AND WE MADE CERTAIN CHANGES TO THE COURSE IN ADDITION TO THAT, WE FULLY RENOVATED THE COURSE. BRAND NEW SPRINKLER SYSTEM. THE HIGHEST LEVEL. MANY OF THE HOLES HAVE BEEN JIGGERED AND MADE EVEN LONGER AND NEW GREENS AND NEW EVERYTHING AND YET IT’S THE SAME TURNBERRY. WITH YOU THE WHOLE 9, 10 AND 11 AND 4 HAVE BEEN CHANGED AND MOVED OUT INTO THE OCEAN. THIS HOLE IS AN EXAMPLE FROM APPROXIMATELY THIS AREA. WOULD YOU HIT OVER THERE. THIS WAS A PAR 4 AND YOU’D HIT OVER THERE AND IT WAS A MUCH DIFFERENT THING. NOW YOU’RE HITTING OUT OVER THE OCEAN. AND JUST BY THE LIGHTHOUSE YOU HAVE A GREEN AND PEOPLE THINK THIS WILL BE THE GREATEST PAR 3 ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD AND THEN 10 BECOMES A PAR 5 THAT THE GOLFERS KNOW AND THE MEMBERS KNOW. I THINK WE HAVE A LOT OF THE MEMBERS IN TURNBERRY IN THE BACK, THE CAPTAIN. WE APPRECIATE YOU BEING HERE. AND WE HAVE THEN NUMBER 11, WHICH IS A SPECTACULAR HOLE. ALSO A PAR 3. BUILT RIGHT ON THE CLIFFS. AND THAT HOLE WAS MOVED ABOUT 200 YARDS TO THE LEFT. AND TOM WATSON SAW ME AND HE WON THE BRITISH OPEN MANY TIMES, PETER, RIGHT, AND HE SAID FIVE. HE SAID WHAT A CHANGE. HE ACTUALLY THOUGHT IT WAS A VERY EASY HOLE THE WAY IT WAS, BUT HE PROBABLY LIKED IT BECAUSE HE’D BIRDIE IT ALL THE TIME. WHAT WE’VE DONE IS WHAT EVERYBODY’S WANTED TO DO FOR MANY, MANY DECADES. I WANT TO THANK MARTIN EBERT WHO HAS DONE AN INCREDIBLE JOB AS THE ARCHITECT. [APPLAUSE] AND I CALLED UP — I CALLED UP THE ROYAL AND ANCIENT PETER DAWSON WHO IS AN AMAZING MAN AND GREAT GUY AND TALENTED PERSON AND LOVES THE SPORT AND LOVES SCOTLAND AND FRANKLY I SAID, WHO SHOULD I USE AS THE ARCHITECT AND HE DID ME A BIG FAVOR. HE RECOMMENDED MARTIN AND SO I WANT TO THANK YOU YOU AND I WANT TO THANK PETER DAWSON WHO IS WITH US NOW. HEADED UP THE ROYAL AND ANCIENT FOR YEARS. HE’S BEEN JUST A GREAT FRIEND AND I THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING, PETER. YOUR RECOMMENDATIONS HAVE BEEN INCREDIBLE. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. MY SON, ERIC, WAS IN CHARGE OF THE JOB. I WANTED TO COME OVER HERE AND IVANKA AND DAWN CAME TO CONGRATULATE ERIC. REALLY, WE GAVE HIM THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR BUILDING THE HOTEL. AS YOU KNOW WAS GUTTED DOWN TO THE STEEL AND REBUILT. I THINK IT’S GOING TO BE ONE OF THE GREAT HOTELS OF THE WORLD. IT ALREADY WAS BUT IT WAS IN SOMEWHAT DELAPIDATED SHAPE AND WE HAD A CHOICE. WE COULD FIX IT AND PAINT IT OR WE COULD DO IT THE WAY WE DID IT AND WE WENT BACK TO THE ORIGINAL PLANS. WE WERE ABLE TO GET THE PLANS FROM THE ORIGINAL ARCHITECTS FROM MANY, MANY YEARS AGO. IT WAS 1906 AND WE WENT BACK TO THOSE PLANS, WHICH ARE MAGNIFICENT ROOMS, VERY BIG. THEY WERE CUT IN HALF AND ALL SORTS OF THINGS HAPPENED OVER THE YEARS. AND WE HAVE SOMETHING THAT’S VERY SPECIAL. CONSIDERED ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BUILDINGS IN ALL OF GOLF. I THINK WE CAN SAY THAT, PETER. USUALLY A BUILDING, WHEN YOU HAVE A BUILDING ON A GOLF COURSE THAT’S NOT AN ASSET. THAT’S CALLED A LIABILITY. THIS IS ONE OF THE BUILDINGS WHERE EVEN THOUGH IT’S IN THE DISTANCE, WHEN YOU’RE ON THE 18TH HOLE AND YOU’RE LOOKING DOWN THE FAIRWAY AND YOU’RE LOOKING AT THAT BUILDING, IT’S CONSIDERED ONE OF THE GREAT, BEAUTIFUL AND HISTORIC SITES IN GOLF. AS YOU KNOW, JACK NICHOLAS WON THE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP — JACK NICKLAS WON THE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP AND I GUESS THE GREATEST, I GUESS ONE OF THE GREATEST TOURNAMENTS IF NOT THE SINGLE GREATEST TOURNAMENT IN THE HISTORY OF GOLF WAS THE DUEL IN THE SUN, 1977 WITH TOM WATSON AND JACK NICKLAUS WHICH WAS BIRDIE, BIRDIE, BIRDIE. AND EVERYONE WASN’T IN THE MATCH AND THESE TWO KEPT GOING WILD AND THAT’S WHEN TOM WATSON CHIPPED IN AN AREA THAT YOU COULDN’T GET FROM THE GREEN LET ALONE GET IT IN THE HOLE. THE ONLY WAY TO GET IT IN IS IF YOU CHIPPED IT IN. JACK IS AN INCREDIBLE SPORTSMAN. THE WAY HE WALKED OFF THE COURSE WAS ONE OF THE GREAT SCENES IN ALL OF GOLF. AND JACK NICKLAUS IS A FRIEND OF MINE AND GREAT CHAMPION AND GREAT CHAMPIONS, WHETHER IT’S TOM WATSON OR GREG NORMAN OR NICK PRICE, WE’VE HAD AMAZING WINNERS AT TURNBERRY. AND REALLY, NOT ONLY AMAZING WINNERS FOR THE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP BUT SOME OF THE BEST TOURNAMENTS THEY EVER HAD. SO WE LISTENED TO THE ROYAL AND ANCIENT AND WE DID WHAT THEY WANTED US TO DO. IN ADDITION, THEY PUT IN TREMENDOUS MILES OF TELEVISION CABLES AND EVERYTHING’S UNDERGROUND SO IT’S ALL READY TO GO FROM THAT STANDPOINT. AND THE TOWN IS SO HAPPY AND SO THRILLED AND THE TOWN COUNCIL, WHO’S HERE, AND I WANT TO THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR BEING HERE, THEY HAVE BEEN REALLY TERRIFIC. SO, AGAIN, IN HONOR OF MY MOTHER, MARY MACCLOUD, WHO IS A TERRIFIC PERSON. SHE CAME TO THE UNITED STATES AT THE AGE OF 19. SHE WAS A BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL WOMAN AND A VERY, VERY SMART WOMAN AND SHE MET MY FATHER AND THAT WAS IT. THEY WERE MARRIED FOR A LONG TIME AND THEY HAD A GREAT MARRIAGE AND REALLY A GREAT MARRIAGE BUT IN HONOR OF MY MOTHER, MARY MACCLOUD, AND IN HONOR OF MY CHILDREN — DON WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN BUYING IT. MY FRIENDS WERE HERE FROM DUBAI. GREAT PEOPLE. THIS WASN’T THEIR THING BECAUSE THEY DIDN’T KNOW TOO MUCH ABOUT GOLF. AND THEY ACTUALLY FELT, WHY SHOULD WE MOVE A HOLE INTO THE OCEAN WHEN WE ALREADY HAVE A HOLE? AND I SAID, WELL, IT’S THAT BETTER. THEY SAID, YEAH, BUT IT’S ALREADY THERE. THEY DIDN’T UNDERSTAND THE GOLF THING BUT IT ALWAYS DID WELL. TURNBERRY, BECAUSE OF ITS LOCATION, BECAUSE OF THE FACT YOU ARE ON THE OCEAN, BECAUSE IT’S ONE OF THE MOST SPECTACULAR PROPERTIES IN THE WORLD, THEY ALWAYS DID WELL. BUT NOW SINCE WE OPENED WE’RE ACTUALLY OPENED A NUMBER OF WEEKS AGO, THE COURSE, AND WE HAVEN’T HAD AN EMPTY SLOT. PETER, YOU’LL BE HAPPY TO HEAR THIS. WE HAVE NOT HAD ONE EMPTY SLOT. IT’S FROM MORNING UNTIL NIGHT IT’S PACKED SO IT’S A SPECIAL LOCATION. I DON’T KNOW, IT’S JUST THE LOCATION. EVERYBODY COMES HERE, WHETHER IT’S FROM LONDON OR WHEREVER THEY WANT TO BE, THEY ALL WANT TO COME TO TURNBERRY. AND WITH THAT I JUST WANT TO THANK A FEW PEOPLE. I HAVE TO THANK RALPH WHO THE ONE THING THE OTHER OWNERS DID — [APPLAUSE] THEY SAID — WHERE IS RALPH? RALPH, THE ONE THING THEY SAID, YOU HAVE A MAN NAMED RALPH. HE WAS AN ASSISTANT MANAGER AT THE TIME AND ONE OF THE OWNERS WHO IS A FRIEND OF MINE SAID HE’S THE MOST TALENTED HOTEL PERSON AND THEY SAID, YOU SHOULD HAVE HIM BE MANAGER. WE APPOINTED HIM MANAGER AND IT’S GREAT STUFF. THE HOTEL OPENED ABOUT TWO WEEKS AGO AND IT’S BEEN AMAZING. . USUALLY WHEN A HOTEL OPENS YOU HAVE DRAINS NOT CONNECTED AND PIPES AND WATER THAT’S SPEWING THROUGH THE ROOFS AND ALL SORTS OF THINGS. WE HAVEN’T HAD ANYTHING. THEY DID — DONE A GREAT JOB. THE CONTRACTORS HAVE DONE A FANTASTIC JOB. THE HOTEL IS BUILT TO THE ABSOLUTE HIGHEST STANDARDS OF LUXURY. THE COURSE IS BUILT TO THE ABSOLUTE HIGHEST STANDARDS OF TOURNAMENT GOLF. I THINK THERE’LL BE NOTHING LIKE IT. IN ONE OF THE REVIEWS, I THINK IT WAS “GOLF DIGEST” IN THE UNITED STATES, THEY COMPARED THE 14 COURSES AND THE 14 ALL GREAT COURSES. IT’S WHERE THEY PLAY THE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP. AND THIS WRITER SAID, TURNBERRY IS NUMBER ONE. BUT BECAUSE TRUMP OWNS IT, I’M MAKING IT NUMBER THREE. I SAID TO MYSELF, THAT’S HATRED. THAT’S HATRED. BUT I’M USED TO THAT WITH THE PRESS. THAT’S OK. I CONSIDERED IT A COMPLIMENT. I IMMEDIATELY SENT THAT REVIEW. I JUST WANT TO THANK EVERYBODY. I WANT TO ASK PERHAPS ERIC AND IVANKA AND DON TO COME FORWARD AND SAY A FEW WORDS. AND AGAIN IVANKA AND ERIC SAID, WOW, THIS MUST BE IMPORTANT BECAUSE IVANKA CAME, RIGHT? BECAUSE SHE’S SOMETHING ELSE. MY CHILDREN HAVE DONE A GREAT JOB. ONE OF THE VERY IMPORTANT REASONS I’M HERE NOT ONLY BECAUSE WE OWN IT AND WE’RE GOING TO CHERISH IT, WE’RE GOING TO TAKE CARE OF IT, ONE OF THE GREAT, GREAT PLACES, GREAT RESORTS OF THE WORLD. BUT ALSO BECAUSE I WANT TO REALLY SUPPORT MY CHILDREN. THEY WORKED THEY HARD TO MAKE THIS PROPERTY WHAT IT IS AND WHAT IT’S NOW BECOME. THE REVIEWS OF THE COURSE HAVE BEEN PHENOMENAL. NOT JUST LIKE GOOD. EVEN PEOPLE THAT TRULY HATE ME ARE SAYING IT’S THE BEST THEY HAVE EVER SEEN, WHICH IS ALWAYS, TO ME, PETER, THAT’S MY GREATEST. WHEN THEY HATE YOU AND GIVE IT A 10, THAT MEANS YOU DID A GOOD JOB, RIGHT? BUT THE REVIEWS HAVE BEEN PHENOMENAL AND THE REVIEWS OF THE HOTEL HAVE BEEN GREAT. THE HOTEL IS — I DIDN’T PUT A MORTGAGE ON IT. WE HAVE NO DEBT, NO FINANCING, NO ANYTHING. I WANTED TO DO THAT WITH TURNBERRY, DIDN’T WANT TO HAVE ANY FINANCING WITH TURNBERRY BECAUSE IT’S SO SPECIAL. I DID THIS OUT OF CASH FLOW AND WE HAVE AN ABSOLUTELY ZERO DEBT PROPERTY. I THINK IT’S SOMETHING THAT’S GOING TO BE A GREAT TRIBUTE TO SCOTLAND AND MANY OTHER PLACES, AND ALSO A GREAT TRIBUTE TO THE WORLD OF GOLF FOR MANY, MANY DECADES TO COME. SO ALL I ASK ERIC IN PARTICULAR BECAUSE HE BUILT IT. I’LL ASK ERIC AND IDENTIFY ADVANTAGEA AND DON TO COME FORWARD — IVANKA AND DON TO COME FORWARD. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR BEING HERE. [APPLAUSE]

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CLA Radio 06/24/16: Alternate Tunings (repeat)

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This week, ConservativeLA Radio will examine the wonderful world of Alternate Tunings.

(This show was originally broadcast on 9/25/15.)

Many thanks to Breck Nichols, who ably assisted with the set list. Who knows, he might even wind up on the show itself!

When: Friday, June 24, 6:00 PM Pacific/9:00 PM Eastern.

Where: Duane FM in the Hughniverse.

Partial Spotify playlist: It’s here, with the exception of two David Lindley songs* I found elsewhere.

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:

Ali Farka Toure & Ry Cooder: Bonde
Kalama’s Quartet: Pehea Hoi Au
Junior Brown: My Baby Don’t Dance To Nothing Ernest Tubb
Ry Cooder: On A Monday
Waylon Jennings: Rainy Day Woman
Primus: Jerry Was A Race Car Driver
Led Zeppelin: Kashmir
Blind Willie McTell: Statesboro Blues
Sonic Youth: World Looks Red
Nirvana: All Apologies
Ben Harper: Breakin’ Down
Buck Owens: Heartaches By The Number
* David Lindley – Bon Temps Rouler
Steve Vai: Bad Horsie
Gabby Pahinui: Haleakala
Jimi Hendrix: Crosstown Traffic
Chris Whitley: Aerial
Allman Brothers Band: Little Martha
Keola Beamer: ‘Imi Au la ‘Oe
Fleetwood Mac: Never Going Back Again
Keola Beamer: Po Mahin
Soundgarden: Spoonman
Richard Thompson: 1952 Vincent Black Lightning
Gabby Pahinui: Aloha Ka Manini
Jerry Douglas: Monkey Let The Hogs Out
Hank Williams: I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive
* David Lindley: The Indifference Of Heaven
Chris Whitley: Indian Summer
Rolling Stones: Moonlight Mile
Michael Hedges: Ragamuffin
Makana: Waimanalo Slack Key
Ry Cooder: Available Space

CLA Radio 06/17/16: Guy Clark

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This week, ConservativeLA Radio will pay tribute to the late Guy Clark, who exited this mortal coil in May.

When: Friday, June 17, 6:00 PM Pacific/9:00 PM Eastern.

Where: Duane FM in the Hughniverse.

Partial Spotify playlist: It’s here, about omits about 40 minutes of material included in the set list that is not available on Spotify: the documentary promo, and selections from the CD, This One’s For Him: A Tribute To Guy Clark.

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:

Without Getting Killed Or Caught: The Life And Music Of Guy Clark (documentary promo)
Guy Clark: Cornmeal Waltz (My Favorite Picture Of You)
Rodney Crowell: That Old Time Feeling (This One’s For Him: A Tribute To Guy Clark)
Guy Clark: Hemingway’s Whiskey (Somedays The Song Writes You)
Ricky Skaggs: Sis’ Draper (Brand New Strings)
Guy Clark: The Death Of Sis Draper (My Favorite Picture Of You)
Rosanne Cash: Better Days (This One’s For Him: A Tribute To Guy Clark)
Guy Clark: Fort Worth Blues (Cold Dog Soup)
Jerry Jeff Walker: L.A. Freeway (The Best Of Jerry Jeff Walker)
Guy Clark: Dublin Blues (Dublin Blues)
Guy Clark: Stuff That Works (Dublin Blues)
Henhouse Prowlers: Homegrown Tomatoes (Direct From Chicago)
Guy Clark: I’ll Show Me (My Favorite Picture Of You)
Guy Clark: El Coyote (My Favorite Picture Of You)
Terri Hendrix: The Dark (This One’s For Him: A Tribute To Guy Clark)
Guy Clark: Out In The Parkin’ Lot (Workbench Songs)
Guy Clark: New Cut Road (The South Coast Of Texas)
MP3 – James McMurtry: Cold Dog Soup (This One’s For Him: A Tribute To Guy Clark)
Guy Clark: Forever, For Always, For Certain (Cold Dog Soup)
Guy Clark: Men Will Be Boys (Cold Dog Soup)
Patty Griffin: The Cape (This One’s For Him: A Tribute To Guy Clark)
Guy Clark: Hank William Said It Best (Dublin Blues)
Terry Allen: Old Friends (This One’s For Him: A Tribute To Guy Clark)
Guy Clark: It’s About Time (Texas Cookin)
John Townes Van Zandt II: Let Him Roll [TVZ] (This One’s For Him: A Tribute To Guy Clark)
Guy Clark: Hell Bent On A Heartache (This One’s For Him: A Tribute To Guy Clark)
Suzy Boggus: Instant Coffee Blues (This One’s For Him: A Tribute To Guy Clark)
Guy Clark: If I Needed You [TVZ] (Somedays The Song Writes You)
Guy Clark: Old Friends (Old Friends)

CLA Radio 06/10/16: BeefheartLand

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This week, it’s over an hour of Don Van Vliet, AKA Captain Beefheart, softened (if you can call it that) with a little less than an hour of people he was influenced by, and people he influenced.

In other words, more Difficult Music.

When: Friday, June 10, 6:00 PM Pacific/9:00 PM Eastern.

Where: Duane FM in the Hughniverse.

Spotify playlist: It’s here, but most of the Beefheart is missing, and the non-Beefheart is not in set list sequence. (We’re no longer doing podcasts either–long story–so if you snooze, you lose.)

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

Set List:

The Artist Formerly Known as Captain Beefheart documentary – John Peel intro
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band – The Blimp (Mousetrapreplica) – Trout Mask Replica
Tom Waits – Trouble’s Braids – Swordfishtrombones
Captain Beefheart – Black Snake Moan – 1972 radio phone-in
Howlin’ Wolf – Howlin’ For My Darlin’ – Anthology
The Artist Formerly Known as Captain Beefheart documentary – Glendale to Mohave and Frank
Pere Ubu – Drinking Wine Spodyody – Dub Housing
Captain Beefheart – This Is Captain Beefheart, Love Lies – Dichotomy (rarities)
The Artist Formerly Known as Captain Beefheart documentary – Ry Cooder
Ornette Coleman – Abstraction – Beauty Is A Rare Thing
The White Stripes – China Pig, Ashtray Heart – Party Of Special Things To Do
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band – Bulbous Also Tapered (studio chatter) – Trout Mask Replica
XTC – Ella Guru – Fast ‘N Bulbous, A Tribute To Captain Beefheart
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band – The Dust Blows Forward… – Trout Mask Replica
The Artist Formerly Known as Captain Beefheart documentary – Matt Groening part 1
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band – Frownland – Trout Mask Replica
Sonic Youth – Electricity – Fast ‘N Bulbous, A Tribute To Captain Beefheart
The Artist Formerly Known as Captain Beefheart documentary – Frank Zappa and TMR
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band – When Big Joan Sets Up – Trout Mask Replica
Sun Ra – Astro Black – Concert for the Comet Kohoutek
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band – Flash Gordon’s Ape – Lick My Decals Off, Baby
The B-52’s – 52 Girls – The B-52’s
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band – Neon Meate Dream of a Octafish – Trout Mask Replica
The Residents – Constantinople – Duck Stab
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band – I Run On Laser Beans (studio chatter) – Trout Mask Replica
DEVO – Gut Feeling, Slap Your Mammy – Q Are We Not Men, A We Are Devo
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band – Dali’s Car – Trout Mask Replica
Eugene Chadbourne, Henry Kaiser – Rothko Lumberjack – The Guitar Lesson
The Artist Formerly Known as Captain Beefheart documentary – Matt Groening part 2
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band – Lick My Decals Off, Baby – Lick My Decals Off, Baby
Minutemen – The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts – Double Nickels On The Dime
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band – Peon – Lick My Decals Off, Baby
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band – Woe-Is-Uh-Me-Bop – Lick My Decals Off, Baby
The Kills – Dropout Boogie – Keep On Your Mean Side
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band – Alice In Blunderland- Spotlight Kid
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band – Click Clack – Spotlight Kid
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band – Big Eyed Beans From Venus – Clear Spot
Richard Dawson – Doubting Thomas – Nothing Important
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band – Clear Spot – Clear Spot
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band – Her Eyes Are A Blue Million Miles – Clear Spot
Frank Zappa – Willie The Pimp – Hot Rats
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band – Long Neck Bottles – Clear Spot
Henry Cow – Nine Funerals Of The Citizen King – John Peel Sessions (24th April 1973)
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band – Too Much Time – Clear Spot

David Horowitz loses it

From Breitbart, presented here so you don’t have to give them the traffic. Emphasis added.

David Horowitz: ‘Kristol’s Betrayal Gets Serious’
by David Horowitz

30 May 2016

Over the Memorial Day Weekend, Bill Kristol doubled down on his betrayal of this country with a pair of tweets:

“Just a heads up over this holiday weekend: There will be an independent candidate — an impressive one, with a strong team and a real chance,” Kristol tweeted.

He also said, “Those accused of betraying GOP by opposing Trump can take heart from P. Henry 251 years ago today: ‘If this be treason, make the most of it!’”

This fatuous invocation of an American patriot to justify the betrayal typifies the arrogant disregard for political realities shared by all those involved in a defection that could produce even greater disasters than the Obama era’s 400,000 deaths by jihad and 20 million refugees across the Middle East.

A week earlier, a “Never Trump” diatribe appeared in National Review, written by Charles Murray. To summarize why “Trump is unfit outside the normal parameters” to be president, Murray cited these words by NY Times columnist David Brooks:

Donald Trump is epically unprepared to be president. He has no realistic policies, no advisers, no capacity to learn. His vast narcissism makes him a closed fortress. He doesn’t know what he doesn’t know and he’s uninterested in finding out. He insults the office Abraham Lincoln once occupied by running for it with less preparation than most of us would undertake to buy a sofa … He is a childish man running for a job that requires maturity. He is an insecure boasting little boy whose desires were somehow arrested at age 12.

This is a perfect instance of “Trump derangement syndrome,” the underlying animus that motivates Kristol and his destructive cohorts. Dismissing Trump as an ignoramus and a stunted twelve-year-old is the stuff of schoolyard put-downs, not a serious critique of someone with Trump’s considerable achievements. Yet this is typical of Trump’s diehard opponents on the right. Is Trump more unprepared than Barack Obama whose qualification for the presidency was a lifetime career as a left-wing agitator? And how did that work out? Despite the lacunae in his executive resume, Obama is now regarded as “one of the most consequential presidents in American history” by reasonably qualified experts.

Can Trump be reasonably criticized, and is he something of a loose cannon? Of course he can, and yes he is. But criticisms that focus exclusively on the candidate miss the larger reality of this election, which is not merely a contest between two candidates but a clash between two parties and constituencies with radically differing views of what this country is and should be about, and even more importantly about the threats we face and how to deal with them.

Obama’s most consequential domestic legislation is the Affordable Care Act, which he had no part in writing. It was the work of left-wing think tanks and the congressional Democrats. So it will be with Trump, which is why all the blather about his vagueness or impracticality on policy issues is beside the point. Will he build a wall the length of the Mexican border? Probably not. But will he secure the border? Probably so. Will a Democrat — whether Hillary, Bernie, or Joe Biden — secure our borders and stop the flow of illegal immigrants, criminals, and terrorists? Certainly not. In addition to their decades-long war for amnesties and open boarders, Democrats are responsible for the more than 350 “Sanctuary Cities” that openly defy federal law and provide safe havens for those same illegal immigrants, criminals, and terrorists.

Open borders, Sanctuary Cities, importing unvetted Muslim refugees from the Middle East are but the tip of the iceberg in assessing the threat that the Democratic Party and its candidate (whoever it is) pose to America’s national security. For twenty-three years since the first bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993, the Democratic Party has been the party of appeasement and retreat in the holy war that fanatical Muslims have declared on us. The first bombing of the World Trade Center misfired but still killed six people and wounded 1,000 others. Clinton never visited the site while his administration insisted on treating it as a criminal act by individuals who needed to be tried in criminal courts, an attitude that would culminate in Barack Obama’s refusal to recognize that we were in a war at all, and certainly not one with fanatical Muslims. To a man and woman, the Democratic Party’s elected officials continue to participate in and support this denial.

Following the first World Trade Center bombing, there were three more devastating attacks on American assets by al-Qaeda’s barbarians during the Clinton administration, with no response and no change of mind towards the nature of the threat. There were also massive security breaches, including the theft by Communist China of America’s nuclear arsenal and the publishing of all our hitherto classified data from America’s nuclear weapons tests. Clinton’s leftist Secretary of Energy published the reports for the world to see, as she put it, “to end the bomb-building culture.”

Following the 9/11 attacks, the Bush administration focused on Afghanistan, which had provided al-Qaeda with a base to attack us, and Iraq, which had violated 16 Security Council resolutions designed to enforce the Gulf War truce that Iraq’s dictator Saddam Hussein had repeatedly violated and prevented him from reviving the massive chemical and nuclear weapons programs we had destroyed. In 1998, Saddam threw the U.N. weapons inspectors out of Iraq, a further violation of the Gulf War truce and a clear sign of his determination to revive his weapons programs. Embroiled in the Monica Lewinsky scandal, Clinton fired 451 cruise missiles into Iraq, a pointless response that was correctly seen by critics at the time as an attempt to deflect attention from his appearance before the grand jury looking into his personal disorders.

The Bush administration put 200,000 troops on Iraq’s borders, which prompted Saddam Hussein to re-admit the inspectors but then to throw obstacles in their path. Bush went before the UN and secured a 17th Security Council resolution, unanimously passed, in the form of an ultimatum to Saddam to destroy any weapons of mass destruction he possessed and provide proof that he had done so. Bush also went to Congress and got an authorization for the use of force from Senate but not House Democrats. The ultimatum date came and went, and to prevent the word of the United States and the commitment of 200,000 troops from meaning nothing, Bush proceeded to invade Iraq. But before he did so, he gave Saddam the option to quit the country in which case the invasion would be called off. A simpler measure would have been to assassinate Saddam since he was the Iraq problem. But thanks to a law passed by the post-Watergate Democrats the CIA is prevented from assassinating foreign leaders, which made the invasion necessary.

Within three months of the invasion, with American troops still in harm’s way, the Democrats who had authorized the use of force and spoken in favor of the removal of Saddam turned against the war and began a five-year campaign to sabotage it. The Democrats reversal — and betrayal of our men and women in arms — was triggered by a presidential primary in which a left-wing candidate, Howard Dean, was running away with the Democratic nomination. This betrayal prevented us from pursuing Saddam’s generals and chemical weapons into Syria, and bringing Assad to heel. Bush managed to rescue the war effort and defeat al-Qaeda on the battlefield through the “surge” that Democrats opposed. But then, Obama took charge and implemented the Democrats’ America-is-guilty platform of appeasement and retreat, creating a power vacuum in Iraq and Syria that ISIS quickly filled. At the same time, the Democrats have systematically taken down our military which is now at its lowest levels since World War II.

This is the issue that defines the coming election. A party in denial about the Muslim holy war against America and its allies, whose basic instinct is to weaken America’s defenses and enable her enemies, is opposed by a party that wants to rebuild America’s strength, secure our borders, and put the safety of our people first.

The Kristol attack on the Republican Party and its presumptive candidate Donald Trump is an attack on all Americans and needs to be seen in that light.

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