Ajax Diner Book Club – 2/9/15 KRFC Ft. Collins

Dirty Dozen Brass Band “Blackbird Special” from Buck Jump

Professor Longhair “It’s My Fault Darling” from Crawfish Fiesta

Black Joe Lewis  “Dar Es Salaam” from Electric Slave

Cave Singers “All Land Crabs and Divinity Ghosts” from No Witch

Jenny Lewis “The Next Messiah” from Acid Tongue

Otis Redding “Respect” from Live In Europe

D’Angelo “The Charade” from Black Messiah

Curtis Harding “Keep On Shining” from Soul Power

Valerie June “Trials, Troubles, Tribulations” from Pushin’ Against a Stone

Alvin Youngblood Hart  “Gallows Pole” from Big Mama’s Door

Willie Nelson “Midnight Rider” from Outlaws And Angels

Drivin’ And Cryin” “Tellin’ Stories” from Wrapped In Sky

Otis Gibbs “Iris” from One Day Our Whispers

Todd Snider “Once He Finds Us” from Viva Satelitte

Playlist – Ajax Diner Book Club 7/28/14 KRFC Ft. Collins CO

I took last week off from the podcast but I tried to come back with a strong and diverse mix of songs that will make you think, dance, smile and cry. Let me know if it worked.

Iron & Wine “Upward Over The Mountains” from The Creek Drank the Cradle

The Low Anthem “Apothecary Love” from Smart Flesh

Townes Van Zandt “My Proud Mountains” from Our Mother The Mountain

Hooten Hallers “One More Heavy Mile” from Chillicothe Fireball

Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings “100 Days 100 Nights” from 100 Days 100 Nights

Black Joe Lewis  “Come To My Party” from Electric Slave

Alabama Shakes “Hold On” from Alabama Shakes EP

Cory Branan “Meantime Blues” from No Hit Wonder

Blue Mountain “Mountain Girl” from Dog Days

Kierston White “Alcohol” from Don’t Write Love Songs

Uncle Tupelo “I Got Drunk” from 89/93 An Anthology

Billy Joe Shaver “The Git Go” from Long In the Tooth

Caleb Caudle “Missing Holidays” from Paint Another Layer On My Heart

Black Joe Lewis – Electric Slave

I was busy at work in my cubicle the other day when one of my coworkers sent me an email. She asked what I was listening to because I was hoping around in my chair a bit and looked like I was having a really good time. I was afraid to tell her I was listening to “Young Girls” from Black Joe Lewis’ new album Electric Slave because I haven’t been at this job very long and even though I sit in the same room as nine of my coworkers we don’t talk to each other most days. She might be a sport but I could also be written up for sexual harassment just for suggesting Electric Slave.

I’m a novice to Black Joe Lewis but he has seduced my with his abrasive and manic ruminations on life and women and parties. “Young Girls” will be somewhere on my list of favorite songs of the year, it is relentless and fun and uncomfortable all at the same time. I love the howling. There’s no such thing as too much howling when it comes from the depths of struggle and released in pure moments of ecstasy. I may have felt about a girl like BJL does in “Young Girls” but I’ve never been able to put it so eloquently or primordially – so like a caveman grunting Shakespeare or the sound Mrs. Prim & Proper makes when she finally has that really down and dirty wreckless-abandoned sex. Have I gushed about this song enough yet?

At the office they think I’m witty and quiet. Because everyone here is quiet, and these accusations may be true, but there is also a side of me who relishes the dirty, broken and compulsive side of life. These things are found all over Electric Slave and I believe they show a vulnerable element of a person that we don’t see enough of.  BJL is naked on these songs, full aware of it, and slam dancing into you even if you don’t want anything to do with him.

If you’re not sure if you can handle the aggression and belligerent jubilation then listen first to “Come To My Party.” The lyrics here are so simple and amazing and speak to the urges of all male music fans everywhere. “Bring your girlfriend/tell her to bring some friends of her own/gotta keep the ratio right so all the homies have a good time/…/Gonna spin some records man/I got all the good jams/gonna pull the furniture out the living room tonight” But there’s a gruffy desperation in BJL’s voice that lets you know the party is there to help you survive the week that led up to it. I would party at BJL’s house and I’d probably do things there that I wouldn’t do anywhere else and feel good about it. I don’t think this would be the place for my coworkers. Of course, it’s possible someone in a cubicle across the room is listening to Electric Slave and they would never think I was capable of tuning my ears to it.

Black Joe Lewis – Young Girls
Black Joe Lewis – Come To My Party
Black Joe Lewis – The Hipster

Official Site, BJL on Facebook, Buy Electric Slave

 

[Playlist] Ninebullets Radio – 08.31.2013 – 88.5FM WMNF Tampa

What a rough day. Every electronic device I had was in full rebellion. That said, we managed to get through the show and even got some good tunage in. In the play list strikes your fancy carve out 2 hours for the archive of the show.

Below is the playlist for August 31, 2013 [Artist – Song (Album)]

01. The Ergs! – Stinking of Whiskey Blues
02. Holly Williams – Waiting On June (The Highway)
03. Hurray For The Riff Raff – People Talkin’ (My Dearest, Darkest Neighbor)
04. Rachel Brooke – Ashes To Ashes (A Killer’s Dream)
05. Left Lane Cruiser – Electrify (Rock Them Back To Hell)
06. North Mississippi Allstars – Shake Em On Down (Shake Hands With Shorty)
07. Black Joe Lewis – Come To My Party (Electric Slave)
08. Have Gun Will Travel – Take Me Home, Alice (Fiction, Fact or Folktale?)
09. Justin Townes Earle – Lone Pine Hill (The Good Life)
10. Chris Knight – Carla Came Home (The Jealous Kind)
11. Valerie June – Wanna Be On Your Mind (Pushin’ On A Stone)
12. John Paul Keith – New Year’s Eve (Memphis Circa 3AM)
13. Cory Call (Arliss Nancy) – Greenwood (PV Undercover)
14. Jon Snodgrass – Splendid Isolation (PV Undercover)
15. John Moreland – Gospel (In The Throes)
16. Amazing Rhythm Aces – The End Is Not In Sight (Stacked Deck/Too Stuffed To Jump)
17. Austin Lucas – So Much More Than Lonely (Stay Reckless)
18. Doc Dailey & Magnolia Devil – She Has Her Moments (Catch The Presidents)
19. I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch in the House – Mayberry (Mayberry)
20. McDougall – Ready, Begin (A Few Towns More)
21. Todd May – Alphabet City (Rickerbacker Girls)
22. Glossary – Almsgiver (The Better Angels Of Our Nature)
23. Doc Feldman & the LD50 – Bless This Mess (Sundowning The Station)
24. Counting Crows – Good Time (Hard Candy)
25. Micah Schnabel – American Static (When The Stage Lights Go Dim)
26. The Takers – Social Smoker (Taker Easy)
27. Truckstop Coffee – 16 Ounces (For Dear Life)
28. Lincoln Durham – Living This Hard (The Shovel Vs. The Howling Bones)
29. The White Buffalo – BB Guns and Dirtbikes (Once Upon A Time In The West)
30. Frank Turner – The Road (Last Minutes & Lost Evenings)
31. FSU Marching Chiefs – FSU War Chant

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Episode 139: aired 08.31.2013

PLAYLIST: NINEBULLETS RADIO 12.29.11 (FAVES OF 2011 SHOW):

Last night’s show was a special, 2 hour, edition of Ninebullets Radio featuring some of my favorite tracks from 2011. I hope y’all enjoy it. Have a safe New Years and we’ll see you next week.

Ninebullets Radio is a radio extension of the blog ninebullets.net that airs every Thursday night in Tampa, Florida on WMNF 88.5 FM at 10pm Eastern. The show is archived for one week after it’s original air date and is available for streaming here. Also, don’t forget to head over to Facebook and like the Ninebullets Radio page.

Below is the playlist for December 29, 2011.

The first 1/2 of this week’s show was actually the last hour of The Postmodern Hootenany. You can listen to this portion of the show via this stream.

01. Scott H. Biram – Open Road
02. Chuck Allen Floyd – Hard Times
03. American Anodyne – Bastard Sons of The New Depression
04. Hellbound Glory – Bastard Child
05. Isaac Hoskins – Load Up That .45
06. The Only Sons – Standing Water
07. Mealaena Cadez – Clay Pigeons
08. Gillian Welch – The Way It Goes
09. Robyn Ludwick – Hollywood
10. Joe Pug – Speak Plainly Diana
11. Ha Ha Tonka – Made Example Of
12. Kingsley Flood – I Don’t Wanna Go Home
13. Old Man Markley – Letterman
14. The Decemberists – Rox In The Box

This 1/2 of the show is available via the standard Ninebullets Radio stream.

14. The Decemberists – Rox In The Box
15. Builders and the Butchers – All Away
16. Frank Turner – I Still Believe
17. Chuck Ragan – Nomad By Fate
18. Matt Woods – Beatin’ Down My Door
19. Eilen Jewell – Queen Of The Minor Key
20. Nikki Lane – Gone, Gone, Gone
21. Caitlin Rose – Shanghai Cigarettes
22. Have Gun Will Travel – Dream No More
23. Damion Suomi & the Minor Prophets – Camel
24. Kaleigh Baker – Train Gone By
25. Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears – Scandalous
26. JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound – Want More
27. Grayson Capps – Highway 42
28. Jon Snodgrass & Frank Turner – Happy New Year

Bold = Request

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Episode 52: aired 12.29.2011

PLAYLIST: NINEBULLETS RADIO 11.03.11

Ninebullets Radio is a radio extension of the blog ninebullets.net that airs every Thursday night in Tampa, Florida on WMNF 88.5 FM at 10pm Eastern. The show is archived for one week after it’s original air date and is available for streaming here. Also, don’t forget to head over to Facebook and like the Ninebullets Radio page.

Below is the playlist for November 03, 2011.

01. Drive-By Truckers – The Sands Of Iwa Jima
02. Have Gun Will Travel – Living Dead Blues
03. Greenland Is Melting – No Matter What You See
04. The Decemberists – E. Watson
05. The Black Keys – Lonely Boy
06. Hoots & Hellmouth – What Good Are Plowshares If We Use Them Like Swords
07. The Allman Brothers – Midnight Rider
08. The Marshall Tucker Band – Fire On The Mountain
09. The Charlie Daniels Band – The South’s Gonna Do It Again
10. The Alabama Shakes – Hold On
11. JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound – Want More
12. Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears – Sugarfoot
13. Glossary – The Flood
14. Austin Lucas – The Grain
15. Will Quinlan & the Diviners – Acrimony Blues

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Episode 44: aired 11.03.2011

Playlist: It's The Music – Friday: Ninebullets Radio Lite Edtion 08.12.2011

I was the guest host for the Friday Edition of “It’s The Music”. The show is archived for one week after it’s original air date and is available for streaming here: http://www.wmnf.org/programs/380

Below is the playlist for August 08, 2011:

01. Micah Schnabel – American Static
02. The Shakes – Be Mine
03. Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears – She’s So Scandolous
04. Glossary – Save Your Money for the Weekend
05. Kaleigh Baker – Train Gone By
06. Nikki Lane – Gone, Gone, Gone
07. Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside – I Swear
08. Eilen Jewell – High Shelf Booze
09. Ghost Shirt – History of the Radio
10. The Only Sons – Standing Water
11. Shane Sweeney – When I Am Empty
12. The Decemberists – Down By The Water
13. The Gaslight Anthem – Even Cowgirls Get The Blues
14. Roppongi’s Ace – Waiting For The Day

Last Good Tooth Live In The Studio

15. Lauderdale – Moving On
16. Damion Suomi – Ghost
17. Andrew Combs – Tennessee Time
18. Frank Turner – I Still Believe
19. Chuck Ragan – Meet Me In The Middle
20. Doc Dailey & Magnolia Devil – Seven Points
21. American Anodyne – Bastard Sons of The New Depression
22. The Builders and The Butchers – All Away

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PLAYLIST: NINEBULLETS RADIO 06.30.11

Ninebullets Radio is a radio extension of the blog ninebullets.net that airs every Thursday night in Tampa, Florida on WMNF 88.5 FM at 10pm Eastern. The show is archived for one week after it’s original air date and is available for streaming here. Also, don’t forget to head over to Facebook and like the Ninebullets Radio page.

Below is the playlist for June 30, 2011.

01. Grayson Capps – Highway 42
02. Frank Turner – I Still Believe
03. Old Man Markley – Letterman
04. Matt Woods – Beatin’ Down My Door
05. Kingsley Flood – I Don’t Wanna Go Home
06. James Leg – Drowning In Fire
07. Cam Penner – Driftwood
08. Ha Ha Tonka – Made Example Of
09. Scott H. Biram – Victory Song
10. The Horrible Crowes – Mary Ann
11. William Elliott Whitmore – Get There From Here
12. The Builders and The Butchers – All Away
13. Sallie Ford and The Sound Outside – Poison Milk
14. Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears – She’s So Scandalous

Bold = Request

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BLACK JOE LEWIS & THE HONEYBEARS – SCANDALOUS

Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears might be a tad off the ninebullets.net beaten path, but that don’t mean they don’t have a place on the site. Hell, Romeo wrote a guest post about them way back before he was an official contributor here on the site and I asked The Weary Boys about him in an interview back in 2006. He was playing SxSW last year and I marked it as one of my do not miss shows, and man am I glad I didn’t. The energy coming off that stage made me forget that I had walked 15 miles the day before and had spent the major portion of the current day on my feet with no food and too much beer. It was one of those shows you walk away from saying, “I will never miss a live show of theirs in (insert your hometown here) again.” And I won’t. However, we’re here to talk about the album, not their awesome stage presence and show.

Scandalous is a sex record. I can’t think of any plainer way to put it. You got a girl coming over for dinner, are you gonna put Lucero on? Maybe, but there is a slight chance she won’t dig it. Those chances are nullified by the horns, grooves and soul of Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears. You’ve got a party where folks are being a little too uptight and sticking in their own social circles? Pull out a bottle of vodka and put Scandalous on the radio but be careful, ‘cause if you let bitch play on repeat someone will probably end up getting fucked in your bathroom. You couple this album with the latest Black Keys album and you’ll end up responsible for a couple of pregnancies.

So, needless to say, this album is Essential Listening.

Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears – Livin’ In The Jungle
Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears – She’s So Scandalous
Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears – You’ve Been Lyin’

Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears’ Official Site, Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears on Facebook, Buy Scandalous