CLA Radio 02/12/16: Waiting Songs


The next ConservativeLA Radio show (on Duane FM in the Hughniverse, Friday, 02/12/16, 7:00 PM Pacific/10:00 PM Eastern), which will clock in at over three hours, will be all about Waiting, in honor of The Endless Campaign.

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

The Spotify set list is here (alas, the * Suburbs song is not included).

(I’m also on Twitter.)

Set list:

Fugazi: Waiting Room
Buddy Holly: Crying, Waiting, Hoping
The Doors: Waiting For The Sun
Guy Clark: Desperadoes Waiting For A Train
Green Day: Waiting
Bob Marley: Waiting In Vain
Velvet Underground: I’m Waiting For The Man
Tom Petty: Waiting For Tonight
The Kinks: Tired Of Waiting
Townes Van Zandt: Waiting Around To Die
Don Henley: Waiting Tables
The Jayhawks: Waiting For The Sun
Elvis Costello: Waiting For The End Of The World
Leonard Cohen: Waiting For The Miracle
Nick Cave: (Are You) The One I’ve Been Waiting For
Johnny Cash: Waiting For A Train
Graham Central Station: We’ve Been Waiting
* The Suburbs: Waiting
Jethro Tull: Reason For Waiting
Tom Petty: The Waiting
The Vapors: Waiting For The Weekend
Matthew Sweet: I’ve Been Waiting
Van Morrison: Waiting Game
Whiskeytown: Waiting To Derail
The Be Good Tanyas: Waiting Around To Die
Benny Goodman: The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise
Beach Boys: I’m Waiting For The Day
Lee Ann Womack: Waiting For The Sun To Shine
Chris Isaak: Waiting
Warren Zevon: Trouble Waiting To Happen
Dwight Yoakam: Waiting
Joe Bonamassa: Trouble Waiting
Edie Brickell: Waiting
Blind Boys Of Alabama: I Am Not Waiting Anymore.
Etta James: Waiting For Charlie (To Come Home)
Dean Martin: Waiting For The Robert E. Lee
Patti Smith: Waiting Underground
Tommy Emmanuel: Waiting For A Plane
Ricky Skaggs: What You Are Waiting For
Gregory Isaacs: I’m Still Waiting
Mavis Staples & Patti Griffin: Waiting For My Child To Come Home
Willie Nelson: The Waiting Time
Ray Price: Weary Blues (From Waiting)
B.B. King: Waiting For Your Call
Graham Parker: Waiting For The UFO’s
Harry Nilsson: Waiting
Dan Hicks: Waiting For The ‘103’
Jimmie Rodgers: Waiting For A Train
Stanley Brothers: Have You Someone (In Heaven Waiting)
Django Reinhardt: The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise
Tim O’Brien: My Girl’s Waiting For Me
Hot Tuna: Hesitation Blues

CLA Radio 02/05/16: 2015 Passings


The next ConservativeLA Radio show (on Duane FM in the Hughniverse, Friday, 02/05/16, 7:00 PM Pacific/10:00 PM Eastern) will pay tribute to musicians of note who died in 2015.

Thanks to Tribble Chuck AKA Traveling Cynic for his help with the show.

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

The Spotify set list is here.

(I’m also on Twitter.)

Set list:

B.B. King: Paying The Cost To Be The Boss
Little Jimmy Dickens: May The Bird Of Paradise (Fly Up Your Nose)
Kim Fowley: The Trip
Lesley Gore: It’s My Party
The Kingsmen: Louie Louie (Jack Ely, lead vocals)
Andrae Crouch: I Don’t Know Why Jesus Loved Me
Percy Sledge: Dark End Of The Street
Hot Chocolate: You Sexy Thing (Errol Brown, lead vocals)
Ben E. King & The Drifters: This Magic Moment
Lynn Anderson: Flattery Will Get You Everywhere
Yes: Siberian Khatru (Chris Squire, bass)
Motorhead: On Parole (Ian Fraser Kilmister AKA Lemmy, bass, vocals)
Stone Temple Pilots: Interstate Love Song (Scott Weiland, guitar, keyboards, vocals)
Tommy Overstreet: Ann (Don’t Go Runnin’)
Camera Obscura: Do It Again (Carey Lander, piano, organ, vocals)
Billy Joe Royal: Down In The Boondocks
REO Speedwagon: Don’t Let Him Go (Gary Richrath, lead guitar)
Cilla Black: Anyone Who Had A Heart
Daron Norwood: There’ll Always Be A Honky Tonk Somewhere
Joan Sebastian: Eso Y Mas
James Horner: Entre La Luz Y El Pecado
The Holmes Brothers: You’re The Kind Of Trouble (Wendell Holmes, guitar, piano, vocals)
Jim Ed Brown: You Can Have Her
Randy Howard: Down Here In Birmingham
Ornette Coleman: The Blessing
Clark Terry: Mamblues
Ortheia Barnes: Never Ever Leave Me
Natalie Cole: Stairway To The Stars
Three Dog Night: One Man Band (Cory Wells, Jimmy Greenspoon, vocals)
Allen Toussaint: Everything I Do Gonna Be Funky (From Now On)
The Stooges: Fun House (Steve Mackay, sax)
Twisted Sister: Death Run (A.J. Pero, drums)
Free: All Right Now (Andy Fraser, bass)
Buddy Emmons: Wild Mountain Thyme

CLA Radio 01/29/16: Waylon Jennings (updated 1/28/16)


The next ConservativeLA Radio show (on Duane FM in the Hughniverse, Friday, 01/29/16, 7:00 PM Pacific/10:00 PM Eastern) will dive into the music of Waylon Jennings.

There will be a few covers, but mostly just Waylon–along with a bit of bio and suchlike.

Update: We have a guest host for the show–the most recent graduate of the Patterson School of Broadcasting. A must-hear intro! Be there or be square!

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

The Spotify set list is here (material marked ** is only available on the Duane FM podcast).

(I’m also on Twitter.)

Set List:

** Waylon Jennings – 1974 – KAMC – Abbot TX – stage announce
** Lost Highway, The History of American Country Music (2003) – Beyond Nashville
Waylon Jennings: Rainy Day Woman
** Waylon Jennings Country Music Hall of Fame Induction 2001
Waylon Jennings: Honky Tonk Heroes
** Buddy Holly plane crash news report
** Waylon talks about the plane crash
Waylon Jennings: Stop The World (And Let Me Off)
The Crickets: Waymore’s Blues
Waylon Jennings: Only Daddy That’ll Walk The Line
Waylon Jennings: Bob Wills Is Still The King
Junior Brown: Nashville Rebel
Waylon Jennings: Ladies Love Outlaws
Henry Rollins: Lonesome, On’ry And Mean
Waylon Jennings: Ride Me Down Easy
Waylon Jennings: Dreaming My Dreams With You
Allison Moorer: Storms Never Last
Waylon Jennings: It’s Not Supposed To Be That Way
Waylon Jennings: I’ve Always Been Crazy
Waylon Jennings: Are You Ready For The Country
Old 97’s and Waylon Jennings: Iron Road
Waylon Jennings: People Up In Texas
Norah Jones: Wurlitzer Prize (I Don’t Want To Get Over You
Waylon Jennings: Wastin’ Time
Waylon Jennings: You Ask Me To
Waylon Jennings: You Can Have Her
Dave Alvin: Amanda
Waylon Jennings: Ain’t No God In Mexico
Waylon Jennings: Luckenbach, Texas (Back To The Basics Of Love)
Cowboy Jack Clement and Pam Tillis: Let’s All Help The Cowboys (Sing The Blues)
Waylon Jennings: I’m A Ramblin’ Man
Waylon Jennings: Old Five And Dimers (Like Me)
Waylon Jennings: Omaha
Alejandro Escovedo: Lock, Stock And Teardrops
Waylon Jennings: It’s Sure Been Fun
The Highwaymen: Love Is The Way
** CMT – Waylon Jennings walks out on Tom Snyder 1998
Waylon Jennings: Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way

CLA Radio 01/22/16: Twang City (repeat)


While Generalissimo Duane Patterson is recuperating from his latest medical adventure (hopefully with great success), ConservativeLA Radio (on Duane FM in the Hughniverse, Friday, 01/22/16, 7:00 PM Pacific/10:00 PM Eastern) will dip into the wayback vault and pull out Show #12, Twang City, from April 2012.

Not much of a theme, really–just stuff I like. Not all twang, but quite a bit of it.

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

No Spotify playlist for this week.

(I’m also on Twitter.)

Set List:

Ray Wylie Hubbard: Coricidin Bottle
Jimi Hendrix: Spanish Castle Magic
Django Reinhardt & Stephane Grappelli: Sweet Georgia Brown
Link Wray: Rumble
David Lindley: She Took Off My Romeos
Robert Johnson: Love In Vain
Richard Thompson: Waltzing’s For Dreamers
Buck Owens: Under Your Spell Again
Chris Hillman & Herb Pederson: Close Up The Honky Tonks
Merle Haggard: Wishing All These Old Things Were New
Mississippi John Hurt: Candy Man Blues
Merle Travis: Guitar Rag
The Byrds: Chestnut Mare
Stanley Brothers: Meet Me By The Moonligh
Ray Charles: What’d I Say
Jim Lauderdale: Merle World
Jimi Hendrix: Castles Made Of Sand
Chris Hillman & Herb Pederson: My Baby’s Gone
Doc Watson: Worried Blues
Dwight Yoakam: It Won’t Hurt
Patsy Cline: Walking After Midnight
Robbie Fulks: She Took A Lot Of Pills (And Died)
Tom Russell: The Kid From Spavinaw
Natalie Cole: Did You See Jackie Robinson Hit That Ball?
Primus: Jerry Was A Race Car Driver
Michael Jackson: Speed Demon
The Persuasion: Electric Aunt Jemima
Merle Haggard & The Strangers: White Line Fever
Waylon Jennings: Honky Tonk Heroes
The Beatles: A Taste Of Honey
Ernest Tubb: Waltz Across Texas
Ry Cooder: Available Space
Allman Brothers Band: In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed

A journey through Trumpkin Land

What fresh hell is this?


That’s a fascinating statement, made all the more fascinating since it was retweeted by “Mr. Trump.” There isn’t a single person on the face of the earth with whom I always agree. I worry for the sanity of anybody so completely in the tank for a candidate, assuming she is sincere.

But wait, there’s more!


Hmm. Well. Alrightee then.


Interestingly, she invokes sockpuppets, a topic she probably knows a bit about:


Her timeline is quite a read.

Perhaps “Mr. Trump’s” Twitter crew should take a quick glance at Twitter accounts that they retweet.

CLA Radio 01/15/16: Sin & Consequence – Murder Ballads and Execution Songs


Oh, this will be grand fun!

Courtesy of Tribble guest host Matthew Berg (someone remarkably conversant with music recorded a half-century before he was born, as he proves every week during the Duane FM request show on Saturday nights), the next ConservativeLA Radio show (on Duane FM in the Hughniverse, Friday, 01/15/16, 7:00 PM Pacific/10:00 PM Eastern) will concern itself with very bad things, and what happens (or should) when one does very bad things.

Matthew has put together a truly magnificent set list. Attendance is mandatory. It will be on the final.

Matthew also put together some great show notes, which I highly recommend you check out here.

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

The Spotify playlist is here. (Songs that are not available on Spotify–there are three–are indicated with an asterisk.)

(I’m also on Twitter.)


Set list:

Frank ‘Honeyboy’ Patt: Bloodstains On The Wall *
Stanley Brothers: Little Glass Of Wine
Carter Family: Young Freda Bolt
Tom Waits: Georgia Lee
Big Bill Broonsy: Frankie And Johnny *
Skip James: Crow Jane
Blind Willie McTell: Delia
Delta Rae: Bottom Of The River
Mississippi John Hurt: Louis Collins
A’nt Idy Harper & The Coon Creek Girls: Poor Naomi Wise
Tom Lehrer: The Irish Ballad
Earl Johnson: The Little Grave In Georgia
Henry Thomas: Bob McKinney
Lead Belly: John Hardy
Nirvana: Where Did You Sleep Last Night
Dock Boggs: Pretty Polly
Ralph Stanley: Little Mathie Grove
Fairport Convention: Matty Groves
Dillard ChandlerL Rain And Snow
Dock Boggs: Sugar Baby
Jimi Hendrix: Hey Joe
Louvin Brothers: Knoxville Girl
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds: Henry Lee
Clarence Ashley: Little Sadie
Violent Femmes: Country Death Song
Berzilla Wallin: Conversation With Death (Oh Death)
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds: The Mercy Seat
Bessie Smith: Send Me To The ‘Lectric Chair
Eric Bibb: Death Row Blues
Johnny Cash 25 Minutes To Go
Lead Belly: Gallis Pole
Lefty Frizzell: Long Black Veil
Fairport Convention: Poor Will & The Jolly Hangman
Elvis Costello: Let Him Dangle
Blaind Lemon Jefferson: Hangman’s Blues
Ellis Fitzgerald: Miss Otis Regrets (She’s Unable To Lunch Today)
Everly Brothers: Down In The Willow Garden
Johnny Cash: Joe Bean
Victoria Spivey: Murder In The First Degree
Kingston Trio: Tom Dooley
Blind Lemon Jefferson: Hangman’s Blues
Pacific Gas & Electric: Staggolee *
Trey Parker: Hang The Bastard

My Year In Review


Items of interest

Random whatnot:

George F. Will, with a provocative piece, “The foolish ‘theism’ of government enthusiasts”:

No one…anticipated that when Gutenberg made printed books affordable, increased literacy would create a market for spectacles, which would lead to improved lenses and the invention of telescopes, which would produce the discovery that the Earth orbits the sun.

Some guy, getting just about everything hilariously and incoherently wrong:

The GOP doesn’t have many philosophers that support their ideology. They have people that they identify as intellectuals like Milton Freidman [sic], and for some reason they also claim ownership of the Founding Fathers. But the only philosopher that they claim to be their own is the novelist Ayn Rand.

Stumbled upon during a random perusal of

This reminds one of a story of an old man who stood in a highway, leaning on his staff, and crying, in a feeble, croaking voice, “Stop thief! stop thief!”

“What is the matter, sir?” inquired a fellow, approaching.

“O, a villain has stolen my hat from my head, and run away.”

“Your hat!” looking at the bare head; “why didn’t you run after him?”

“O, my dear sir, I can’t run a step. I am very lame.”

“Can’t run! then here goes your wig.” And so saying, the fellow caught the poor old man’s wig, and scampered away at the top of his speed.

Another fun quote (well, maybe “fun” isn’t exactly the right word, since it is all too fitting, on far too many levels)–this one from Fritz Leiber, in a 1950 issue of Galaxy:

“Fourth,” he went on, “it’s my belief that when an intelligent species begins to retrogress, it tends to destroy, or, rather, debase all the things it has laboriously created. Large buildings are torn down to make smaller ones. Machines are broken up and worked into primitive tools and weapons. There is a kind of unraveling or erasing. A cultural Second Law of Thermodynamics begins to operate, whereby the intellect and all its works are gradually degraded to the lowest level of meaning and creativity.”

New York Times headline, via Google News, states the obvious:

“UN Sets Syrian Peace Talks as Fighting Complicates Task.”

Forerunner to Bronies?

The Tale of Pony Twinkleheels, by Arthur Scott Bailey, Illustrated by Harry L. Smith.

From The Lost Princess of Oz, by L. Frank Baum, Illustrated by John R. Neill (with some editing by yours truly):


And another, this time with no major editing:


Alison Krauss Christmas Songs


Wexford Carol (with Yo-Yo Ma)

Let There Be Peace On Earth

Slumber My Darling

The Angels Cried (with Alan Jackson)

Merry Christmas!


CLA Radio 01/08/16: Watercraft


ConservativeLA Radio (on Duane FM in the Hughniverse, Friday, 01/08/16, 7:00 PM Pacific/10:00 PM Eastern) will feature music about Watercraft: Boats, Ships, Barges, Rafts and Suchlike Aquatic Conveyances.

AIR DATE IS TENTATIVE. (When that proviso is removed from this post, it will be a locked-down air date.) Air date is as indicated.

No, there will be no Beach Boys (who I love), nor Jimmy Buffett (who I do not). Think outside the box, people!

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

The Spotify playlist is here.

(I’m also on Twitter.)

Set List:

Primus: Seas Of Cheese
The Band: Get Up Jake
Chuck Berry: Havana Moon
Lyle Lovett: If I Had A Boat
Harry Belafonte: Banana Boat Song
Chris Knight: Send A Boat
The Persuasions & Friends: Ship Of Fools
John Hartford: Long Hot Summer Days
Billy Bragg, Wilco, Natalie Merchant: Birds And Ships
Jim Morrison & The Doors: Ghost Ship
Freddier McGregor: Big Ship
Randy Newman: Sail Away
Jimi Hendrix: Ships Passing Through The Night
The Shins: Girl Sailor
Ella Fitzgerald: Smooth Sailing
Guy Clark: Boats To Build
John Prine: Slow Boat To China
Jimmy Dean: P.T. 109
Ella Fitzgerald: A Ship Without A Sail
Jim Morrison & The Doors: Angels And Sailors
Billie Holiday: A Sailboat In The Moonlight
Kokomo Arnold: Big Ship Blues
Cowboy Junkies: White Sail
Jack Jones: Love Boat Theme
Johnny Cash & June Carter: Fast Boat To Sydney
Chris Knight: Down The River
John Hartford: The Julia Belle Swain
Loudon Wainwright III: Little Ship
Lead Belly: Sail On, Little Girl, Sail On
Maybelle Carter: The Old Gospel Ship
Silvertone Jubilee Quartet: Old Ship Of Zion
Peter Rowan: Boat Of Love
Johnny Lover: Like It Like This (Don’t Rock My Boat)
Rick Wakeman: The Raft
The Doors: Crystal Ship
Jimi Hendrix: Castles Made Of Sand
Tom Waits: God’s Away On Business


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