Twirl Radio Playlist – Show #600 – 6/29/2013: Big 600th Episode Celebration!

Twirl Radio Episode 600 Celebration (6/29/2013) (length 2:22:23)
This episode celebrates 600 Twirl shows, spanning over 15 years! Featuring interviews with Sam Phillips, Vegas With Randolph, and The Taters, as well as greetings from musicians and fellow DJs.

The G-Men – Turn On The Twirl
Juliana Hatfield – Everybody Loves Me But You
Maxi Dunn greeting
Maxi Dunn – I’m Only Here Because Of You
Bud Rogers greeting
Bud Rogers – Setting Sun
Joe Algeri greeting
The JAC – Persistent Man
Miami Dan and the Hayes Street Band – Felt Like Love
Duncan Faure greeting/guitar freakout
Interview with Eric Kern and John Ratts of Vegas With Randolph
Vegas With Randolph – Cool Things
Vegas With Randolph – Rings Around The Sun
Lannie Flowers greeting
Lannie Flowers – Another Weekend
Kate Burkart greeting
Kate Burkart – The High Road
Dan Kilian greeting
The K’s – The Mosquito
Blake Jones & the Trike Shop – The Girl In The Camera Obscura
Adam Waltemire greeting
An American Underdog – Summertime
Rick Hromadka greeting
Maple Mars – Transcendental Guidance
Sam Phillips interview
Sam Phillips – All Over Me
Sam Phillips – No Time Like Now
Sam Phillips – Things I Shouldn’t Have Told You
Peter Mayer greeting
Peter Mayer – Where My House Used To Stand
Interview with Craig Evans, Brad Tucker, Chris Mendez of The Taters
The Taters – New Girlfriend
The Taters – My Wicked Aunt Livinia
The Taters – Goodbye Girl
Claire (Note To Self Don’t Die) greeting
Note To Self Don’t Die – Hell
Laurie Biagini greeting
Laurie Biagini – Gold Plated Girl
Michael McCartney (The Time Machine) greeting
Little Village – Take Another Look
Maria Sokratis greeting
The Undecided By Default – Wig Pins
Hillary Burton greeting
honeychain – Easy To Forget
Anton Barbeau, Karla Kane, Khoi Huynh greeting
The Corner Laughers – Grasshopper Clock
The Handcuffs – All Shine On
Sparklejet – Northern Land


Twirl at 600: a legend, a live performance, sneak previews, and a contest!

Sam Phillips

Sam Phillips

It’s not very often that we get to say this, but Twirl Radio turns 600 today! That’s pretty old. We started this ride over 15 years ago, in January, 1998. Our mission then and now is the same–to bring you “the finest music from the rock era”. And I mean that.

Today, we go big. Big heat: it’s going to be over 100 degrees here in Sacramento. Today’s show is going to go into overtime–we’ll take 3 big hours–4:00-7:00 p.m. Pacific. And–3 big interviews for you, representing a wide swath of Twirl territory. We’ll feature Sam Phillips, The Taters, and Vegas With Randolph on today’s show.

Sam Phillips is somebody I’ve been a fan of for a very long time. In fact–one of her songs showed up on the very first episode of Twirl, on January 17, 1998. We’ve played songs from her legendary albums The Indescribable Wow, Martinis & Bikinis, and Omnipop over the years. She’s about to release her latest effort, Push Any Button, and we’ve been playing sneak previews from it over the past month. It’s wonderful, and we’ll chat about it on the show. It’s due out in August, and you can preorder now, CD, vinyl, or digital, at

The Taters

The Taters

Those of you who have listened to my show for a while know that I often refer to The Taters as “the unofficial house band of Twirl Radio”. The boys from Richmond, VA are among the funnest bands you’ll ever find. In fact, they are so fun that I willingly violated the rules of grammar in the last sentence to bring you the word “funnest”! Their albums and live shows combine the best of originals and inspired covers. We’ll chat with 75% of the band today (Craig Evans, Brad Tucker, and Chris Mendez) about their new live acoustic album Taters Party, and they will perform a song for us live on the show!

Vegas With Randolph

Vegas With Randolph

Vegas With Randolph produce what one reviewer described as “thinking man’s party music”. It’s thoughtful power pop, with equal parts of intellectualism and fun. The Washington, D.C.-area band have put out a couple of great albums, and are currently putting the finishing touches on release #3: Rings Around The Sun.  Today, we’ll chat with principal songwriters/vocalists Eric Kern and John Ratts. They’ve been kind enough to slide the VWR vault open a crack, just enough to let us WORLD PREMIERE two tracks off the next album. And pay attention during the interview segment, because there is a contest afoot! Vegas With Randolph wants to give you free stuff, so you’ll want to go to this link to answer the contest questions during the show:

And as for me, I’d just like to acknowlege Access Sacramento, for enabling me to create the kind of radio show that I’d want to listen to, even if at times, I was the only one listening. Special thanks to our radio program director Shane Carpenter, and our outgoing Executive Director, Ron Cooper, who both encouraged me over the years to do this show. Sure, it’s my First Amendment right to express free speech, but more importantly, it’s just a whole lot of fun to do so! Thanks for listening.

–Mike Lidskin, Sacramento, CA

Twirl Radio Playlist – Show #599 – 6/22/2013: Olivia Mancini/Antonette G. interview!

Blake Jones & the Trike Shop – The Girl In The Camera Obscura
The Popdogs – High Time
Maxi Dunn – Change The Record
Sam Phillips – When I’m Alone
Drivin N Cryin – REM
Joey Oskys – In This Town
Emily Zuzik & Tim Lefebvre – E-Vill
Maple Mars – Transcendental Guidance
The Catbirds – The Crutch Of Music
Bud Rogers – Wish You Were Here
The Corner Laughers – (Now That I Have You I’m) Bored
Sparklejet – Somewhere Along The Way
Lannie Flowers – Up All Night
Antonette G. – No Joy For The Soldier
Olivia Mancini – Get Real Low
Antonette G. – My Horseshoe
The JAC – Record Store
Duncan Faure – Wouldn’t It Be Good
Vegas With Randolph – Summertime
Laurie Biagini – Two Of A Kind
The Orange Peels – Grey Holiday
Olivia Mancini/Antonette G. interview
Olivia Mancini – The Strangest Thing
Antonette G. – Pretty Pictures
Lisa Mychols – She Lied
The Taters – Never Call Me Here

Twirl Radio Playlist – Show #598 – 6/15/2013: John Enghauser interview!

Lisa Mychols – Better Than Nothing
Cult Of Wedge – Follow The Sun
The Accent – Girl
The Catbirds – Who’s Sorry Now
Maxi Dunn – I’m Only Here Because Of You
Sound Sessions – Baby’s Just An Avatar
The Tuesday Club – Dolly Dynamite
John Enghauser Interview
John Enghauser – Black Dress
John Enghauser – Reality
John Enghauser – Tower
Melissa Phillips – Centralia
Sam Phillips – All Over Me
Drivin N Cryin – Clean Up
Blake Jones & the Trike Shop – Out & Free & Faraway
Duncan Faure – This is Love This Is Real
The Corner Laughers – Laughing Stars
Vegas With Randolph – The Better Part
Laurie Biagini – Gold Plated Girl
Felsen – Lay Kenneth Lay
Braam Brothers – Ur Song
The JAC – Persistent Man
Sparklejet – Northern Land
The Orange Peels – Bicentennial Bridge
Lannie Flowers – Give Me A Chance

Twirl Radio Playlist – Show #597 – 6/8/2013: Chandler Travis interview!

Maxi Dunn – Edmund & Leo
Ben Swidenbank – Girl (Leave That Animal Tonight)
Sam Phillips – Things I Shouldn’t Have Told You
Sparklejet – Somewhere Along The Way
honeychain – Easy To Forget
Ezra Furman – That’s When It Hit Me
Willie Wisely Trio – Dr. Jack
Chandler Travis Interview
The Catbirds – I’m Only You
Chandler Travis Three-O – Make The Small Things Pretty
Chandler Travis Three-O – The Person You Deserve
The Orange Peels – Grey Holiday
Lisa Mychols – Make Believe
Sue Leonard – Bye Baby
Felsen – Self Medicate
Laurie Biagini – Sunburn
The Split Squad – Teenarama
Drivin’ N Cryin’ – Out Here In The Middle Of Nowhere
John Enghauser – Black Dress
Sal Valentino & Vikki Lee – Still In Love With You
Chapin Sisters – Til I Kissed You
The Popdogs – Kelly’s On
Blake Jones & the Trike Shop – The Girl In The Camera Obscura
La Fleur Fatale – How Long Is Too Long
The Taters – Photograph

Twirl Radio Playlist – Show #596 – 6/1/2013: Interview with author Rich Samuels!

Sam Phillips – Pretty Time Bomb
Braam Brothers – Hail Violet
Bud Rogers – Setting Sun
Maxi Dunn – Everything
Poplord – I’d Fall Down
Chandler Travis Three-O – Make The Small Things Pretty
Anton Barbeau – MTV Song
Rich Samuels Interview – Discuss new novel “My Life at the Bottom of the Food Chain”
The Taters – Goodbye Girl
Sarah Stanley – Tuesday Girl
Felsen – Generals and Majors
Laurie Biagini – Run To The Sun
Chapin Sisters – Sign, Cry, Almost Die
Lannie Flowers – Another Boy Like Me
The Corner Laughers – (Now That I Have You I’m) Bored
Blake Jones & the Trike Shop – Christmas Sale
Popdudes – Magnet And Steel
Jeff Powers – I Miss My Ball And Chain
Lisa Mychols – Foolin’ The World
The Accent – Girl
The JAC (with Maria Sokratis) – Jackson
The Tuesday Club – Oh Daddy Please
Duncan Faure – Where Is The Music
Runway 27, Left – Weekend Warriors

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