Twirl Radio Playlist – Show #490 – 2/26/2011

Veruca Salt – Seether
The Fabulous McFlys – Mrs. Ashby
Maxi Dunn – Seattle In The Sun
Michael Slawter – My Marion
Baby Scream – Mental Case
Lemonheads – It’s A Shame About Ray
Amanda Walker – Brighter Day
Hindu Love Gods – Raspberry Beret
Dead Heart Bloom – Strange Waves
Joey Oskys – Better Days
The Handcuffs – Wonderful Life
Ass Ponys – Little Bastard
Emily Zuzik & Tim Levebvre – E-Vill
Vegas With Randolph – The Better Part
Debora Iyall – Tell Me Why
Lannie Flowers – Turn Up Your Radio
Fortune Dwellers – Hello Goodbye
The Judybats – She Lives (In A Time Of Her Own)
Skip Heller – Falling For You
Maple Mars – Big Imagination
Sarah Taylor – Easy To Forget
Duncan Faure – Man Of A Thousand Dreams
Blake Jones & The Trike Shop – Forestiere Gardens
Laurie Biagini – Happiness Looks Good On You
Adrian Bourgeois – Mr. Imaginary Friend
Rich McCulley – Far From My Angel

Twirl Radio Playlist – Show #489 – 2/19/2011

The Big I Am – Better Days
Sex 66 – Pennies
Sexfresh – Dilemma
Jimmy Catlett – The Big Beat
Maxi Dunn – Always Be My Friend
Grateful Dead – Hell In A Bucket
Todd Dillingham – Crimson Spires
Joey Oskys – See It 2000000
Lindy LaFontaine – Low
The Darling Buds – Fall
Baby Scream – Powerpop Crush
Anny Celsi – Tangle-Free World
The Dashing Suns – Sally Moore
Dead Heart Bloom – Sentimental Cures
Fortune Dwellers – Al’s Song
Tom Alford – After Today
The Taters – Sunshine
Bill Mumy – All Wound Up
Lannie Flowers – Circles
Laurie Biagini – Crazy People On The Internet
Dave Stephens – Josephine
Fire Town – The Good Life
Blackie And The Rodeo Kings – That’s What I Like
The Corner Laughers – The Commonest Manifesto
Beth Thornley – Still Can’t Hide
Blake Jones And The Trike Shop – Sun Up
Romeo Void – Chinatown
Vegas With Randolph – Above The Blue

Twirlie Awards to air over London, UK’s Recharged Radio on Tuesday, 2/15/2011!

The very highly-regarded Twirlie Awards show just got a major boost–we’re going international! That’s right, the Twirlies, indie music’s answer to the Grammies (even though the Grammies didn’t ask for an answer), will air on London, UK’s prestigious Recharged Radio!

The good folks in London agreed to let this two hour slice of California sunshine air during their Tuesday night staple, The California Diner. This gives a tremendous boost to the excellent musicians who made 2010 so rich for both radio stations.

Check it out. The festivities run on Tuesday, February 15, 2011 from 8-10 p.m. GMT (12-2 p.m. Pacific), only at Recharged Radio. http://www.rechargedradio.com. See you there!

Twirl Radio Playlist – Show #488 – 2/12/2011

Emily Zuzik – This Time Around
Maxi Dunn/Elizabeth Racz – Why
Duncan Faure – Man Of A Thousand Dreams
Joe Swidenbank – Coming Up For Air
Warren Zevon – Bad Karma
Verbow – Corner Bending
Sarah Taylor – I’ve Got A Feeling
Baby Scream – Lazy
Anton Barbeau – Skunk Hungarian
The Handcuffs – Resurrection
Two Dollar Pistols – getting’ Gone
Debora Iyall – Be My Last
The Whigs – Need You Need You
The Corner Laughers – For The Sake Of The Cat
Heiskell – The Chubby Guy Song
Belly – Red
Blackie And The Rodeo Kings – Loving Cup
Charlie Cheney – Giant Chicken
Nushu – Synthia
Karim Fanous – Thin Bits
Vegas With Randolph – Summertime
Allyson Seconds – Dig My Pig
The Big I Am – Banging On The Wall
Tom Alford – Wasp Lands On Sunflower
Laurie Biagini – A Far-Out Place
Whiskeytown – Yesterday’s News
Wire Train – Should She Cry
Beth Thornley – You’re So Pony

2011 Twirlie Award Winners

Here is the complete list of 2011 Twirlie Award Winners, presented live on Twirl Radio, Saturday, February 5, 2011, in Sacramento, California. Congratulations to all, and more importantly, a big thank you to all the great independent musicians who make it possible for me to do this radio show.

Album of the Year
The Corner Laughers, for their album Ultraviolet Garden

Album of the Year Runner up
Maple Mars, for their album Galaxyland

Song of the Year
Vegas With Randolph, for their song The Better Part

Female Vocalist of the Year
Lindy LaFontaine

Male Vocalist of the Year
Joey Oskys

Ear Candy
Beth Thornley, for her album Wash U Clean

Best Debut Album
Sarah Taylor, for her album The Cure To Everything

Best Songwriting
Bill Mumy, for his album Glorious In Defeat and Sarah Taylor’s album The Cure To Everything

Best Guitar Solo
Teina Anthony, for the solo in his song A Natural Life

Best Line In A Song
Dave Stephens, for his song Mr. Wonderful. The line was “Mr. Wonderful, you’re so big and tall, too bad quarterbacks only live so long…”

Best Humorous Album
The Clutter Family, for their album The Clutter Family

DJ’s Playlist Most Pilfered From
Sparky from ShockPop Radio

The Wayback Award (aka the “Please Come Out Of Retirement Award”)
June And The Exit Wounds, for their 1998 album A Little More Haven Hamilton, Please


Top Albums: (alphabetical order)
Baby Scream – Baby Scream
Mark Bacino – Queens English
Laurie Biagini – A Far-Out Place
The Corner Laughers – Ultraviolet Garden
Debora Iyall – Stay Strong
Maple Mars – Galaxyland
Bill Mumy – Glorious In Defeat
Nushu – Hula
Allyson Seconds – Bag Of Kittens
Dave Stephens – Time Will Tell
Sarah Taylor – The Cure To Everything
Beth Thornley – Wash U Clean

Top Songs: (alphabetical order)
Boomchick – TGTW
Kate Burkart – Cross The Street
Anny Celsi – Tangle-Free World
The Clutter Family – Artist In The Office
Dead Heart Bloom – Sentimental Cures
Todd Dillingham – Crimson Spires
Debora Iyall – Stay Strong
Blake Jones & The Trike Shop – Forestiere Gardens
Laurie Larson – All Year Long
Tina Lie – Twilight Hour
Rich McCulley – Tell Me, I’m Listening
The Scratch – Alcohol’s A Depressant
Joe Symes – Lost Along The Way
Vegas With Randolph – The Better Part
Beth Thornley – You’re So Pony

Top female vocalists you should listen for: (alphabetical order)
Laurie Biagini
Kate Burkart
Hillary Burton (Nushu)
Anny Celsi
Maxi Dunn
Lindy LaFontaine
Laurie Larson
Lisa Mychols (Nushu)
Allyson Seconds
Sarah Taylor
Beth Thornley
Emily Zuzik

Twirlie Awards 2011: Top Albums and Songs from 2010!

This year’s Twirlie Awards are coming up on Saturday, February 5th, 2011. (4-6pm Pacific, http://www.twirlradio.com.) We always seem to hold them on Super Bowl weekend, so that you’ll have an easier time of remembering when the big game is!

But seriously, it’s a chance for us to take note of the great musicians who made the previous year so much fun, musically speaking. And with that goal in mind, it pleases me greatly to present to you, the Top Albums and Top Songs of 2010!

Top Albums: (alphabetical order)
Baby Scream – Baby Scream
Mark Bacino – Queens English
Laurie Biagini – A Far-Out Place
The Corner Laughers – Ultraviolet Garden
Debora Iyall – Stay Strong
Maple Mars – Galaxyland
Bill Mumy – Glorious In Defeat
Nushu – Hula
Allyson Seconds – Bag Of Kittens
Dave Stephens – Time Will Tell
Sarah Taylor – The Cure To Everything
Beth Thornley – Wash U Clean

Top Songs: (alphabetical order)
Boomchick – TGTW
Kate Burkart – Cross The Street
Anny Celsi – Tangle-Free World
The Clutter Family – Artist In The Office
Dead Heart Bloom – Sentimental Cures
Todd Dillingham – Crimson Spires
Debora Iyall – Stay Strong
Blake Jones & The Trike Shop – Forestiere Gardens
Laurie Larson – All Year Long
Tina Lie – Twilight Hour
Rich McCulley – Tell Me, I’m Listening
The Scratch – Alcohol’s A Depressant
Joe Symes – Lost Along The Way
Vegas With Randolph – The Better Part
Beth Thornley – You’re So Pony

We’ll announce an Album of the Year and a Song of the Year on the Twirlie Awards show, picked from these lists. But these artists are all winners, and we hope you’ll buy some of their music and support what they do. Congratulations to all, from Twirl Radio!

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