Twirl Radio Playlist – Show #806 – 12/9/2017: Jody Porter interview!

Jody Porter

On today’s show, we got to meet Jody Porter. You might recognize him as the guitarist from Fountains of Wayne. He’s currently staying in the UK, so we had an in-depth, middle of the night chat about his 2017 solo album Pacifier, a really great listen. He explained the concept behind the album, and we learned of his influences, how the album came together, and some exciting news about what he’s working on next. There’s a lot of depth to this album, and not only are the songs good, they sound great. The album was mixed on tape at Abbey Road Studios (yes, THOSE Abbey Road Studios), and Jody was incredibly pleased with the results. More info at

Artist | Track | Album
Desario | Formula One | III
Karla Kane | King’s Daughters Home For Incurables | King’s Daughters Home For Incurables
The Welcome Matt | My Town | More Empire Days
The Catbirds | Pajama Pants Baby | Catbirds Say Yeah
Maxi Dunn | Tangled Tree | The Neglected Gambit
Cirrone | Just Tell Me | Uplands Park Road

Jody Porter interview
Jody Porter | Valerie Sometimes | Pacifier
Jody Porter | Armageddon Blues | Pacifier

The American Professionals | The Story | Sympathetic Overdrive
Chris Church | Be My Nuisance | Limitations Of Source Tape
The Smithereens | Hand Of Glory | Especially For You
Edward Rogers | She’s The One | TV Generation
The Crushing Violets | Going To California | Starless Sky
Sunshine Boys | Schoolyard Bully | Single release
Gene Loves Jezebel | Summertime | Dance Underwater
R. Stevie Moore & Jason Falkner | Stamps | Make It Be
John Wesley Harding | The World (And All Its Problems) | The Name Above The Title
Duncan Faure | Machine From The Other Side | Machine From The Other Side
Celsi, Bragg & Maitland | To Her Door | The Road To Glasgow
Old 97’s | Big Brown Eyes | Too Far To Care
Lannie Flowers | Favorite Song | LIVE in NYC
The Bye Bye Blackbirds | Alfred Starr Hamilton | Take Out The Poison
Heiskell | Hurtin’ On You | Emotional Terrorism


Twirl Radio Playlist – Show #805 – 12/2/2017: Interview doubleheader: Speed The Plough & Lost Bayou Ramblers!

Speed The Plough

On this show, we took a virtual field trip to two very interesting regions of the country for our interviews: New Jersey and New Orleans!

In the first hour, we chatted with Toni and John Baumgartner of venerable indie psych-folk band Speed The Plough! They started in the 1980s, but after a long hiatus, have been on a pretty regular recording schedule these past 5 or so years. Their new album, “And Then” (following the last release, “Now”–see what they did there?), releases this week. It was a perfect chance to catch up with them and listen to a couple of tracks off of this really diverse record. Diversity? Well, the sound ranges from quietly acoustic to full band, with occasional woodwinds and electronic sounds, so they’ve got that covered. And speaking of covers–they cover Brian Eno and a 150 year old Hungarian folk song on the same record! More info at

Lost Bayou Ramblers

In the second hour–we finally get our chance to visit with Louis Michot of Cajun-rock band Lost Bayou Ramblers. Our timing was perfect for this one too, because it turns out that the band just got nominated for a Grammy Award this past week! The new album, “Kalenda”, delves into the sounds of Louisiana. For those of us not too familiar with the area, it really gives us a taste of how deep and wide the culture is there. Louis’ answer to one specific question I asked, “What is Kalenda”, pretty much summed up the whole interview and reason for the album. Kalenda is a significant cultural reference in Louisiana. More info at

Also on today’s show: a groovy holiday track from The Bobbleheads, some very early pre-release music from Anton Barbeau (his Natural Causes album doesn’t come out until next April), and we debut The Crushing Violets on our show!

My next show will be on Woody Radio this coming Tuesday, December 5th, from 8:00-11:00 p.m. Pacific, at

Artist | Track | Album
Anton Barbeau | Magazine Street | Natural Causes
The Crushing Violets | Shake | Starless Sky
Maxi Dunn | Everything | Edmund & Leo
Blake Jones & The Trike Shop | Christmas Sale | The Underground Garden
The Bobbleheads | Groovy Time Of Year | Single release
Bud Rogers | Pictures Of A Modern World (acoustic) | Single release
Jody Porter | Waking Up (Is Hard To Do) | Pacifier

Interview with Toni & John Baumgartner of Speed The Plough
Speed The Plough | Take Me | And Then
Speed The Plough | The Bitter End | And Then

The JAC (Christmas Crew) | A Petty XMAS (Parts 1 & 2) | Single release
Celsi, Bragg & Maitland | The Second Summer Of Love | The Road To Glasgow
Heiskell | Still Life With Broken Heart | Emotional Terrorism
Duncan Faure | In The Right Place | Anthology
Gail George | A Wonderful Life | Bloom
Lannie Flowers | Another Weekend | New Songs Old Stories
Chris Church | Understudy Blues | Limitations Of Source Tape

Interview with Louis Michot of Lost Bayou Ramblers
Lost Bayou Ramblers | Sabine Turnaround | Kalenda
Lost Bayou Ramblers | Cote Clair Waltz | Kalenda

Felsen | White Denim Jeans | Blood Orange Moon

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