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Posts by Charles Hale

Charlie Parr – Stumpjumper – 2015

Charlie Parr – Stumpjumper – 2015

I need guidance in life. There are difficult decisions every week and I usually make them alone. But I don’t make them alone, decisions are made based on experiences, based on histories and based on lessons learned along the way. I grew up going to church but as an adult I find spiritual guidance in […]

Ajax Diner Book Club 5/18/15 KRFC Ft. Collins CO

Ajax Diner Book Club 5/18/15 KRFC Ft. Collins CO

Kris Kristofferson “I Won’t Back Down” from Texas Rising William Elliott Whitmore “Who Stole The Soul” from Animals In the Dark Gillian Welch “Caleb meyer” from Hell Among the Yearlings Mississippi John Hurt “monday Morning Blues” from Mississippi John Hurt Rediscovered Lucero “San Francisco” from Rebels Rogues & Sworn Brothers Jawbreaker “Fireman” from Dear You John Moreland “Tired Of The World” from Endless Oklahoma Sky Clash “Jail Guitar Doors” from clash Jason […]

Ajax Diner Book Club 4/27/15 KRFC Ft. Collins CO

Ajax Diner Book Club 4/27/15 KRFC Ft. Collins CO

Jon Dee Graham “Beautifully Broken” from Not As Bad As It Looks J. Roddy Walston & The Business “Marigold” from Essential Tremors Blue Blood “This Is The Life” from This Is The Life Cafeteria “Gorgeous Friend” from Knee Deep James McMurtry “These Things I’ve Come to Know” from Complicated Game Spirit Family Reunion “All the Way Back Home” from Hands Together Slim Cessna’s Auto Club “No doubt about […]

Blue Blood – This Is The Life – 2015

Blue Blood – This Is The Life – 2015

Several years before I was born my father was working in his bank office in downtown Atlanta when he got a phone call from a bank friend in Athens. The man asked my father to be on the lookout for someone in Atlanta that might want to take a job at the bank in Athens. […]

John Moreland – High On Tulsa Heat – 2015

John Moreland – High On Tulsa Heat – 2015

Inside John Moreland’s High On Tulsa Heat he writes “This is a record about home. Whatever that is.” and if he had written a similar inscription for 2013’s In The Throes I believe it would have said “This is a record about faith. Whatever that is.” and that is the only comparison I plan to make […]

Ajax Diner Book Club – 4/13/15 KRFC Ft. Collins CO

Ajax Diner Book Club – 4/13/15 KRFC Ft. Collins CO

Kierston White “big star” from Don’t Write Love Songs Micah Schnabel “Not The Boy You Used To Be” from Not The Boy You Used To Be John Moreland “You Don’t Care for Me Enough to Cry” from High On Tulsa Heat Ty Segall “The singer” from Manipulator Blue Blood “The Kids Are The City” from This Is The Life The Glands “Straight down” from The Glands REM “Turn […]

Ajax Diner Book Club – 3/30/15 KRFC Ft. Collins CO

Ajax Diner Book Club – 3/30/15 KRFC Ft. Collins CO

4H Royalty “The Black Hornet Rides Again” from Where UFOs Go To Die William Elliott Whitmore “Ain’t Gone Yet” from Radium Death Brown Bird “Pale And Paralyzed” from Axis Mundi Arc Iris “Sing So Sweetly” from Arc Iris Cave Singers “shine” from Naomi Ben Weaver “Ramblin’ Bones” from I Would Rather Be a Buffalo Courtney Barnett “Debbie Downer” from Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit […]

Ajax Diner Book Club – 3/16/15 KRFC Ft. Collins CO

Ajax Diner Book Club – 3/16/15 KRFC Ft. Collins CO

  Maggie Bjorklund “Dark Side of the Heart” from Shaken Bob Frank “Wino” from Bob Frank Charlie Parr “Cheap Wine” from Rooster Kris Kristofferson “Sunday Mornin Coming Down” from Essential Kris Kristofferson Matt Woods “Deadman’s Blues” from With Love From Brushy Mountain Lucero “She’s Just That Kind Of Girl” from Rebels Rogues & Sworn Brothers Otis Redding “I’ve been loving you too long” from History Of Otis Redding Drag the […]

Tyler Keith – Alias Kid Twist

Tyler Keith – Alias Kid Twist

Perhaps you remember the name Tyler Keith from my review two years ago of Black Highway by Tyler Keith and The Apostles, perhaps you remember the late-90’s garage rock band The Neckbones. On his latest release Alias Kid Twist, Tyler records solo and strips his classic surliness down to just his guitar, piano and voice. […]

Ajax Diner Book Club 3/9/15 KRFC Ft. Collins CO

Ajax Diner Book Club 3/9/15 KRFC Ft. Collins CO

The Drams “You and Me, MF” from Jubilee Dive Steve Earle “The Tennesse Kid” from Terraplane James McMurtry “How’m I Gonna Find You Now” from Complicated Game Tyler Keith  “Do It For Johnny” from Alias Kid Twist Glossary “Everything Comes Back” from Long Live All Of Us Maggie Bjorklund “Bottom of the Well” from Shaken Kierston White “Big Star” from Don’t Write Love Songs Lonesome Heroes “Long Time Coming” […]