Twirl Radio Playlist – Show #536 – 2/25/2012: Guest co-host Jeff Lidskin!

My brother came all the way from Los Angeles to help shepherd me through a potentially traumatic weekend. (Impending milestone birthday.) So we did a couple of segments where he let me pick from a list of numbers, which corresponded to mystery tracks that he brought along–and musical madness ensued! Those were the “Rockin’ Roulette” segments.

Lannie Flowers – Circles
Maxi Dunn – Weather Warning
Baby Scream – Secret Place
NRBQ – Over Your Head (Live)
Ben Swidenbank – Girl (Leave That Animal Tonight)
Poplord – Save The Monkey

Rockin’ Roulette – Part 1!
The Mavericks – Tonight The Bottle Let Me Down
Brewer & Shipley – One Toke Over The Line
Tom Jones with the Pretenders – Lust For Life
Bing Crosby – San Fernando Valley
Freddy Fender – Wasted Days and Wasted Nights
Beat Farmers – Big Rock Candy Mountain

Debora Iyall – A Girl In Trouble (is a temporary thing)
Braam – Burlington Northern
Logan Venderlic – Glasses
Laurie Biagini – My Little SUV
Karim Fanous – Thin Bits
Bill Mumy – I Owe A Little Money
Nushu – Another Rainy Weekend
Vegas With Randolph – Summertime
Jenifer Jackson – Mercury, The Sun & Moon
The Beatles – For You Blue
The Corner Laughers – For The Sake Of The Cat
Throwback Suburbia – Sinking Feeling
Lindy LaFontaine – Harmonics

Rockin’ Roulette – Part 2!
Melanie – Brand New Key
Joan Jett – Every Day People
The Blasters – So Long Baby Goodbye


Twirl Radio Playlist – Show #535 – 2/18/2012: Sue Leonard Interview!

Jet Electro – Buckle Up
Sal Valentino – Dreamin’ Man
NRBQ – Start It Over
Maxi Dunn – Why Do I Want You?
Baby Scream – The Last Call
k.d. Lang – Constant Craving
Throwback Suburbia – Setting Sun
Sue Leonard – Drift Away
Sue Leonard Interview
Sue Leonard – Without You
Sue Leonard – Dig Down Deep
Laurie Larson – Obliquity
R.E.M. – World Leader Pretend
Laurie Biagini – Rainy Day At The Beach
Candyskins – Monday Morning
Blake Jones & The Trike Shop – Sun Up
Sound Sessions – Baby’s Just An Avatar
Poplord – Flower Bomb
The Judybats – Jive Talkin’
Lindy LaFontaine – Alizee
Vegas With Randolph – Marisa
Popdudes – Neglected
The Jayhawks – She Walks In So Many Ways
The Well Wishers – Have Some More Tea
Skip Heller – The Way I Feel
The Corner Laughers – Thunderbird

Twirl Radio Playlist – Show #534 – 2/11/2012

NRBQ – Spampinato
Emily Zuzik – This Time Around
Scott Brookman – The Man From Operations
Ben Swidenbank – Girl (Leave That Animal Tonight)
Maxi Dunn – The Neglected Gambit
Uncle Tupelo – Outdone (1989 Demo)
Baby Scream – Bad Seed
The Well Wishers – Honoree
Ricky Berger – Michael’s Song
Bill Mumy – Take Us Home
Natalie Cortez & The Ultraviolets – Ghost Of You
Three Minute Tease – Love Is Onion
Bud Rogers – Slave To Passion
Skip Heller – Fools Like Me
Sue Leonard – I’m Not Gonna Let You Go
The Judybats – Daylight
Laurie Biagini – The Invisible Guy
Little Guilt Shrine – Exit Flagger
The Taters – Just One Night
Blake Jones & The Trike Shop – Forestiere Gardens
Nirvana – On A Plain
The Corner Laughers – Yellow Jacket
Rickie Lee Jones – Rebel Rebel
Vegas With Randolph – A Lesser Fool
Lindy LaFontaine – Sunday (Trip Hop remix)
Throwback Suburbia – Sinking Feeling
Braam – Blackout
The Big I Am – Better Days
Urge Overkill – The Break

2012 Twirlie Award Winners (Show #533 – February 4, 2012)

Here is the complete list of 2012 Twirlie Award Winners, presented live on Twirl Radio, Saturday, February 4, 2012, 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
Maxi Dunn, for her album The Neglected Gambit

Album of the Year Runner up
Vegas With Randolph, for their album Above The Blue

Song of the Year
The Whiskey Saints, for their song Every Little Thing

Song of the Year Runner up
Blake Jones and Tom Magill, for their song Life Turns On A Dime

Female Vocalist of the Year
Emily Zuzik

Male Vocalist of the Year
Bud Rogers

Ear Candy
Laurie Biagini, for her album A Go-Go Girl In A Modern World

Best Debut Album
The Big I Am, for their album Collecting Skies

Best Songwriting
Sal Valentino/John Blakeley, for Sal’s album Dreamin’ Man

Producer of the Year (tie)
Peter Hackett, for Maxi Dunn’s album The Neglected Gambit

Producer of the Year (tie)
Wim Oudijk, for The Big I Am’s album Collecting Skies

Best Line In A Song
Juan Mazzola of Baby Scream, for his song The Last Call. The line was “I wouldn’t care about tomorrow, tomorrow never cared for me.” “I shouldn’t care about your sorrow, sorrow never cared for me.” I’m a little disappointed with you….”

Best Interview, phone
Duncan Faure (former Bay City Roller, now solo artist), 3/12/2011

Best Interview, in-studio
Blake Jones & The Trike Shop, 10/22/2011

Best Live Session
Skip Heller and Debora Iyall, Shine Cafe, Sacramento, 10/29/2011

Best Rock And Roll Moment
1. Japan Radiothon 2011
2. Writing liner notes for Above The Blue by Vegas With Randolph
3. Getting to hear sneak preview of Debora Iyall’s remake of her Romeo Void song A Girl In Trouble (Is A Temporary Thing)–on her Ipod
4. Reaching 500th episode in May
5. Emceeing for the Corner Laughers at their Sacramento gig

Top Albums of 2011:
1. Maxi Dunn – The Neglected Gambit
2. Vegas With Randolph – Above The Blue
3. The Big I Am – Collecting Skies
4. The Handcuffs – Waiting For The Robot
5. Bud Rogers – Whiteout
6. Baby Scream – Secret Place
7. Emily Zuzik Band – The Wild Joys Of Living
8. Bill Mumy – Until The Big Bang Whimpers
9. The Whiskey Saints – 24 Hours
10. Anton Barbeau – Psychedelic Mynde Of Moses

Top Songs of 2011:
1. The Whiskey Saints – Every Little Thing
2. Blake Jones & Tom Magill – Life Turns On A Dime
3. Braam – Burlington Northern
4. The Big I Am – Collecting Skies
5. Maxi Dunn – Make It Better
6. Mad Mush – Silent Snowfall
7. Scott Brookman – The Man From Operations
8. Popdudes – Desperation Time
9. Rob Swanson/Dennis Holseybrook – Rust
10. Agony Aunts – Me Being Maximum
11. John York and Kim Fowley – Angels And Trucks
12. Laurie Biagini – My Little SUV
13. Cult Of Wedge – The Birds and the Bees and Jaime
14. Anton Barbeau – Skunk Hungarian
15. Ben Swidenbank – Leave That Animal Behind
16. Baby Scream – The Last Call
17. The Scratch – Homely Crackle
18. The Britannicas – Bleed Between The Lines
19. Joe Symes – Lost Along The Way
20. Lannie Flowers – Turn Up Your Radio

The 2012 Twirlie Awards Broadcast is happening today!

Welcome, Twirl Radio listeners. Today’s the day! The 2012 Twirlie Awards Broadcast is coming your way. We’ll review and honor last year’s top songs, albums, vocalists, and so much more.

After the show, we’ll post all the winners right here on There will be a podcast too.

Join the fun–4-6pm Pacific,! Thanks for listening!

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