Twirl Radio Playlist – Show #763 – 1/14/2017: Sam Phillips interview!

Sam Phillips

Sam Phillips

Today’s show featured an interview with one of my all time favorite singer-songwriters, Sam Phillips. This legendary musician has not only created an amazing catalog of work over the past 30 years, but she also created the score for the Gilmore Girls television series. Her latest EP, “Human Contact is Never Easy”, is a bridge between her last album and her next album, with a couple of live concert performances thrown in. In other words, there something for everybody. The whole thing is wonderful. In the interview, we chatted about all of this, and she even gives you a recipe for a healthy smoothie to help you get through the post-holiday doldrums. Enjoy the podcast! samphillips.com

Artist | Track | Album
Felsen | All You Gotta Do Is Smile | I Don’t Know How To Talk Anymore
Irene Peña | Pieces Of You | Single release
Chandler Travis Philharmonic | Untitled | Waving Kissyhead Vol. 2
Cirrone | All I Know | Uplands Park Road
The Armoires | Double Blades | Incidental Light Show
Maxi Dunn | Full Circle | Operation Bubble
Matt North | I Sold It All | Above Ground Fools

Sam Phillips interview
Sam Phillips | World On Sticks | Human Contact Is Never Easy
Sam Phillips | Walk Don’t Drive | Human Contact Is Never Easy
Sam Phillips | Candles And Stars | Human Contact Is Never Easy

Cartorson | Hearts On The Highway | Richfield Skyline
The Jangle Band | This Soul Is Not For Sale | Edge Of A Dream
Identical Suns | E.M.I.L.Y. | Identical Suns
Gretchen’s Wheel | TryTo Make It | Behind The Curtain
Duncan Faure | Hullo Baby | Machine From The Other Side
Lannie Flowers | Where Does Love Go | LIVE in NYC
The Feelies | Turn Back Time | In Between
Wilbur | An Hour Of Sunshine | This Is Wilbur
Pacific Soul Ltd. | Crazy | The Dance Divine
Cult Of Wedge | Oh Lindsay | Loch Ness Monsters And Motherships
Gail George | He’s An Exclamation! | Follow Your Bliss!
Eric Peter Schwartz | House Of Frankenstein | American Disrepair
The Mysteries Of Life | Coat Of Arms | Bad Advice
Lisa Mychols | I Go Wild | Single release

Twirl Radio Playlist – Show #762 – 1/7/2017: Natalie Cortez interview!

Natalie Cortez in the Twirl Radio studio.

Natalie Cortez in the Twirl Radio studio.

Today’s show was a moment I’ve been waiting for since the late 1990’s: our very special in-studio guest was the one and only Natalie Cortez! She and her band, The Ultraviolets, were one of the top bands on the Sacramento music scene when I started doing radio. This music became the soundtrack of my life in my new hometown. At the time, I nervously asked Natalie, after a show, if she’d be interested in being on Twirl Radio. She graciously said yes, and I proceeded to chicken out–it was a good two years before I conducted my first radio interview. So finally, I made it up to her, and we had a great visit on the show. She even brought along some great Sacramento and Fresno music for us to hear. I’m looking forward to doing this again.

Artist | Track | Album
The Legal Matters | Minor Key | Conrad
Emily Zuzik | Alone | Angelenos
The Feelies | Stay The Course | In Between
Bud Rogers | Intercity Mars | Starman
Maxi Dunn | Rescue Me | Single release
Duncan Faure | All At Once | Pronounced “Four-Uh”

Natalie Cortez interview
Natalie Cortez & The Ultraviolets | New Year | 10 Who Dared: Live at the Palms
Natalie Cortez & The Ultraviolets | She’s Better | Stupid Fresh
Natalie Cortez & The Ultraviolets | I’m Sorry | Stupid Fresh

Natalie’s picks
Jonah Matranga/Allyson Seconds | Got My List | Single release
Grub Dog | Damnation | Live version
KAK (Gary Lee Yoder) | Disbelievin’ | KAK
Joe Kojima Gray/Grub Dog | Overexposed In The Sun | Live version
Sparklejet | It Never Hurts | Soap

Eric Peter Schwartz | Whip Around The Sun | American Disrepair
Kelly Harland/Dana Countryman | It’s Not Your Fault | Dana Countryman’s Girlville
Edward Rogers | Burn N Play | Glass Marbles
Gail George | Amaranthine | Single release
Allyson Seconds | Little World | Little World
Sam Phillips | World On Sticks | Human Contact Is Never Easy
Cult Of Wedge | When I Was Young | Loch Ness Monsters And Motherships

Twirl Radio Playlist – Show #761 – 12/24/2016: Special Christmas Eve Day Morning webcast!

Christmas Eve Day Morning show broadcast rig.

Christmas Eve Day Morning show broadcast rig.

This show was a rare morning webcast, and unless something special comes up, the last live show of 2016. I broadcasted it live from home, and it was a bit of a marathon, clocking in at 3 hours 45 minutes. We played tons of great indie rock and roll. Happy Holidays to you from Twirl Radio!

Artist | Track | Album
Allen | Hold Me Tight | Simple Things
Crooked Flower | Too Broke To Fix | Between Two Stars
Braam | Sad Christmas | Single release
Bud Rogers | Slave To Passion | Whiteout
Gretchen’s Wheel | The Fourth Wall | Fragile State
Heroes Of Toolik | Perfect | Like Night
SLD | Do Or Say | Indigo Gray
Vegas With Randolph | Lagavulin For Christmas | Above The Blue
Lannie Flowers | Where Does Love Go | Circles
Melissa Phillips | Centralia | Fits & Starts
Sam Phillips | Troubles Won’t Stay | Human Contact Is Never Easy
Snow Birds | Master Of Ceremonies | Single release
Soundserif | John Titor Or The Time Traveler | 12 Pieces In The Shape Of An Apple
The Mysteries Of Life | Bad Advice | Bad Advice
Sparklejet | The Comeback | Beyond The Beyond
Jimmy Catlett | Pale Companion | The Big Beat
Anton Barbeau | High Noon | Magic Act
Sue Leonard | Who Wrote This Book On Love | Leonardville
Dead Heart Bloom | Sentimental Cures | Strange Waves
Duncan Faure | Lies And Promises | 4
The Armoires | Doubtful Sound | Incidental Light Show
Sal Valentino | Hwy 49 | Dreamin’ Man
Gail George | More Than Me | Single release
The Britannicas | Bleed Between The Lines | High Tea
The Feelies | Turn Back Time | In Between
Butch Young | Heartbreak Christmas | Single release
The Corner Laughers | Laughing Stars | Poppy Seeds
The Scratch | Teen Idol | Mad Dogs And Englishness
Maple Mars | Christmastime In The City | Single release
Heiskell | Deep Appreciation | Arriving
Girls On Grass | Father Says Why | Girls On Grass
Maxi Dunn | Meteor Shower | Edmund & Leo
Blake Jones & The Trike Shop | Out And Free And Faraway | The Underground Garden
Chandler Travis Philharmonic | Going Back To Work Tomorrow | Waving Kissyhead Vol. 2
Laurie Biagini | Another Old Lazy Lyin’ On The Beach Afternoon | A Far-Out Place
Identical Suns | Unraveled | Identical Suns
Cult Of Wedge | When I Was Young | Loch Ness Monsters And Motherships
Emily Zuzik | It Don’t Matter To Jesus | You Had Me At Goodbye
Edward Rogers | Bright Star | Glass Marbles
Kaz Murphy | Below The Skin | Home For Misfits
Felsen | All You Gotta Do Is Smile | I Don’t Know How To Talk Anymore
Lisa Said | Been Around | No Turn Left Behind
Cirrone | You’re Not Alone | Uplands Park Road
Brian Cullman | New Year’s Eve | New Year’s Eve
Allyson Seconds | Dust Beneath My Wings | Little World
Jet Electro | I Blame You | Tall Dark And Lonesome: The Story Of Slim Grinder
Kat Jones | He’s The One I Need The Most | He’s The One I Need The Most
Karim Fanous | So Long Jenny J | Stir Crazy
Little Guilt Shrine | What I’m Thinking | Boy Girl Boy
The Cherry Bluestorms | As Above So Below | Bad Penny Opera
Matt North | Come Here Go Away | Above Ground Fools
The Taters | New Girlfriend | Taters Party
Tom Alford | Wasp Lands On Sunflower | Second Foundation

Twirl Radio Playlist – Show #760 – 12/17/2016: Christina Bulbenko and Rex Broome of The Armoires interview!

The Armoires

The Armoires

Artist | Track | Album
Edward Rogers | The World Of Mystery | Glass Marbles
Lisa Mychols | Don’t Forget Your Man | Single release
The Spampinato Brothers | Refined Man | Pie In The Sky
Bud Rogers | Starman | Starman
Rob Martinez | Some People Never Change | New Love Environment
Maxi Dunn | Always Be My Friend | Welcome To Soonville
Graham Parker | Over The Border (To America) | Struck By Lightning

The Armoires interview
The Armoires | Fort Ashby | Incidental Light Show

Jenifer Jackson | Mercury, The Sun & Moon | Parasol’s Sweet Sixteen Vol. 3
Brian Cullman | I Know | New Year’s Eve
Gail George | He’s An Exclamation! | Follow Your Bliss!
Blake Jones & The Trike Shop | Christmas Sale | The Underground Garden
Allyson Seconds | Sun Don’t Shine | Little World
Duncan Faure | Ball & Chain | Pronounced “Four-Uh”
Cult Of Wedge | Oh Lindsay | Loch Ness Monsters And Motherships
Gretchen’s Wheel | Live Through You | Behind The Curtain
The Jangle Band | Kill The Lovers | Edge Of A Dream
The Squirrel Nut Zippers | Hell | Single release
Sam Phillips | Pretty Time Bomb | Human Contact Is Never Easy
The Corner Laughers | Some Nights | Don’t Hush, Darling
The Well Wishers | Somebody Lied | Comes And Goes
Lannie Flowers | Another Weekend (live) | LIVE in NYC

Twirl Radio Playlist – Show #759 – 12/10/2016

Artist | Track | Album
Jeremy | Love Explosion | Love Explosion
Cirrone | All I Know | Uplands Park Road
Emily Zuzik and Geoff Pearlman | Winter In California | Single release
Maxi Dunn | Full Circle | Operation Bubble
Sam Phillips | World On Sticks | Human Contact Is Never Easy
Heroes Of Toolik | Perfect | Like Night
Cartorson | Hearts On The Highway | Single release
Chandler Travis Philharmonic | You Got Me Started | Waving Kissyhead Vol. 2
Danny Wilkerson | It’s Christmas Time | Single release
Lisa Said | Been Around | No Turn Left Behind
Sean O’Brien | Shadow Sharks | Future Harvest
Felsen | Greetings From The Ghost Of Heavy Metal Rock And Roll | I Don’t Know How To Talk Anymore
Matt North | I Sold It All | Above Ground Fools
Pacific Soul Ltd | Tomorrow Brings Tonight | The Dance Divine
Allyson Seconds | Little World | Little World
Bill Lloyd | Let Her Dance | Lloyd-ering
Duncan Faure | England Doesn’t Sleep | Machine From The Other Side
Identical Suns | Baby I’m Down | Identical Suns
The JAC (featuring The Christmas Crew) | Christmas Without Maria | Single release
Gail George | Fool’s Paradise | Follow Your Bliss!
Blake Babies | Your Way Or The Highway | Earwig Demos
The Armoires | Doubtful Sound | Incidental Light Show
Laurie Biagini | The California Quake | A Go-Go Girl In A Modern World
Duggy Degs | Meltdown | Another Good Thought
The Pengwins | Shake Some Action | Single release
The Corner Laughers | Don’t Hush, Darling (an anti-lullaby) | Single release
Cult Of Wedge | She’s A Witch | Loch Ness Monsters And Motherships

Twirl Radio Playlist – Show #758 – 12/3/2016: Adam Waltemire interview!

Artist | Track | Album
Lisa Mychols | I Go Wild | Single release
Brian Cullman | New Year’s Eve | New Year’s Eve
Sam Phillips | If I Could Write | Human Contact Is Never Easy
Walker Brigade | DIsEASE | Big Stir compilation
Maxi Dunn | September Sun, October Morning | Operation Bubble
Bud Rogers | Fight Or Flight | Starman
Allyson Seconds | Dust Beneath My Wings | Little World

Adam Waltemire interview
Identical Suns | No Vacancy | Single release
Matthew & Gunnar Nelson, Carnie & Wendy Wilson | This Christmas | Single release

The E.P.s | Beach Fluff | Chuck
Ivory Tower Project | When Friends Become Lovers | Single release
The Handcuffs | Wonderful Life | Electroluv
XTC | No Thugs In Our House | English Settlement
Duncan Faure | Where Is The Music | Pronounced “Four-Uh”
Blake Jones & The Trike Shop | Clever Things | Pop Songs & Kyries
The Mysteries Of Life | Bad Advice | Bad Advice
Rose Reiter | Top | What I Don’t Get
David Brookings And The Average Lookings | Time To Go | David Brookings And The Average Lookings
Scott McChane | The Angels Of Madness Shine | The Angels Of Madness Shine
The Catbirds | Pajama Pants Baby | Catbirds Say Yeah
The Armoires | Double Blades | Incidental Light Show
Gail George | You Are There | The Barrio Sessions
Felsen | Dr. Fujimoto Speaks | I Don’t Know How To Talk Anymore

Twirl Radio Playlist – Show #757 – 11/24/2016: Special Thanksgiving Day webcast!


The "man cave" studio.

The “man cave” studio.


This was a rare non-Saturday episode of Twirl. I had a chance to webcast live during Thanksgiving morning, so we turned it into a bit of a marathon. The show ran 3-1/2 hours, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and we squeezed in 63(!) songs, all great, all indie.

Artist | Track | Album
Identical Suns | E.M.I.L.Y. | Identical Suns
Heiskell | Just Can’t Say | Arriving
Jason Berk | Changes By The Day | Everything Old Is New Again
The Pilgrims | Whole Level Down | Songs About The Letter W
The Taters | Such A Good Day | Menagerie
The Corner Laughers | Queen Of The Meadow | Matilda Effect
Mimi Betinis | Pontiac | Music Sounds
Bud Rogers | Intercity Mars | Starman
The Armoires | Caterwaul | Incidental Light Show
Karim Fanous | Thin Bits | Stir Crazy
Allyson Seconds | Little World | Little World
Brian Cullman | Memphis Madeline | The Opposite Of Time
Bay Station | Be Kind | Go Out And Make Some
Clay Howard | LOL | Who The Hell Is Clay Howard?
Duncan Faure | Back To The Day | 4
Gail George | He’s An Exclamation! | Follow Your Bliss!
The Big I Am | Tongue Tied | Single release
Scott McChane | Is This My Counry? | The Angels Of Madness Shine
The Bobbleheads | Mean Girls | Make Yourself Happy
The Chandler Travis Three-O | Air, Running Backwards | Bocce And Bourbon: The Comfortable Songs of Travis & Greenberger
The Scratch | Teen Idol | Mad Dogs And Englishness
Little Guilt Shrine | One Two | Boy Girl Boy
Kat Jones | Those Expensive Eyes | La Rosa, La Calavera
Kaz Murphy | Hardly Think About That | Home For Misfits
Lannie Flowers | Circles | Circles
Laurie Biagini | Crazy People On The Internet | A Far-Out Place
Pacific Soul Ltd. | Pacific Soul Time | The Dance Divine
Maple Mars | The Excursion | Galaxyland
Phyllis Johnson | Looking Up (From Down Below) | Single release
Teina Anthony | A Natural Life | Single release
Laurie Larson | Endless Thank You Loop | A Striking Resemblance
Maxi Dunn | How Was I To Know? | Welcome To Soonville
Anton Barbeau | Milk Churn In The Morning | Magic Act
Dear County | Oh My Darlin | Low Country
The Mysteries Of Life | Coat Of Arms | Bad Advice
The Whiskey Saints | Every Little Thing | 24 Hours
The Cherry Bluestorms | As Above So Below | Bad Penny Opera
Sean O’Brien And His Dirty Hands | The Final Say | Risk Profile
Blake Jones & The Trike Shop | Forestiere Gardens | The Underground Garden
Cirrone | Uplands Park Road | Uplands Park Road
Dennis Holseybrook | Uh-Oh! Uh-Oh! | Merry-Go-Round
Cult Of Wedge | When I Was Young | Loch Ness Monsters and Motherships
Emily Zuzik Band | Motels | The Wild Joys Of Living
Girls On Grass | Father Says Why | Girls On Grass
Matt North | Seventeen Days | Above Ground Fools
Gretchen’s Wheel | Why Try | Fragile State
Crooked Flower | Too Broke To Fix | Between Two Stars
The Britannicas | Bleed Between The Lines | High Tea
Edward Rogers | Denmark Street Forgotten | Glass Marbles
Jet Electro | I Blame You | Tall Dark And Lonesome: The Story Of Slim Grinder
Natalie Cortez and the Ultraviolets | Up All Night | Twitch!
Sparklejet | Somewhere Along The Way | Phonovella

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