PLAYLIST: NINEBULLETS RADIO 02.02.12

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 February 02, 2012

01. Todd Farrell – Ninebullets Theme Song
02. Shooter Jennings – Southern Family Anthem
03. The Drive-By Truckers – The Southern Thing
04. Matt Woods – Beating Down My Door
05. Chuck Ragan – Let It Rain
06. Arliss Nancy – St. Forgot
07. Otis Gibbs – Christ Number 3
08. William Elliott Whitmore – Black Iowa Dirt
09. Chuck Allen Floyd – Hard Times
10. Lucero – Sometimes
11. Merle Haggard – Working Man’s Blues
12. Charlie Parr – God Moves On The Water
13. Possessed By Paul James – Shoulda Known Better
14. The Willard Grant Conspiracy – The Ballad Of John Parker
15. Yawpers – Worthless

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Episode 57: aired 02.02.2012

PLAYLIST: NINEBULLETS RADIO 01.12.12

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 January 12, 2012

01. Lydia Loveless – Bad Way
02. The Alabama Shakes – I Found You
03. The Record Company – Don’t Let Me Go Lonely
04. Low Cut Connie – Johnny Cool Man
05. Jenny Owen Youngs – Hot In Here (Nelly Cover)
06. Lissie – Pursuit Of Happiness (Kid Cudi Cover)
07. Hugo – 99 Problems (Jay-Z Cover)
08. Jerry Reed – Eastbound & Down
09. Waylon Jennings – Don’t You Think This Outlaw Bit’s Don Gotten Out Of Hand
10. C.W. McCall – Outlaws and Lonestar Beer
11. Scott H. Biram – Wreck My Car
12. Sinful Savage Tiger – Still Waiting In Line
13. Amy Lashley – Livin’ On Beans & Cornbread
14. The Coloradas – 8 Ball Blues
15. The Drive-By Truckers – Gravity’s Gone
16. John Moreland & The Dust Bowl Souls – Christian Rock
17. Micah Schnabel – American Static
18. Shelby Lynne – Heaven’s Only Days Down The Road

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Episode 54: aired 01.12.2012

FRIDAY FUN: SEAN'S 2012 FUTURE AS PREDICTED IN SONG

I did a little playlist shuffle on January 1st to get a prediction of how 2012 is gonna be. A musical version of Tarot cards, if you will.

1. Athenaeum – Flat Tire

2. Bare, Jr. – You Blew Me Off

3. Cross Canadian Ragweed – Burn Like the Sun

(Hmmm, seems like its going to be a rough start in the romance area)

4. REM – Every Day is Yours to Win

5. Big Star – You Get What You Deserve

(Well, there are a couple of rays of hope…although Big Star could go either way. I think I’ll take the positive interpretation.)

6. The Byrds – Glory, Glory
(Maybe I should take this as a sign I need to be going to church. The world is going to end, after all)

7. Drive-By Truckers – Why Henry Drinks
(A warning against even thinking about getting back with ex? Don’t worry…ain’t happening)

8. Hellbound Glory – In the Gutter Again
(Another warning against getting back with the ex, ’cause in the gutter is where I’ll end up)

9. The Smithereens – House We Used to Live In
(All right, I get it. STAY AWAY FROM THE EX! Point made. Can we please move on.)

10. The Flaming Lips – She Don’t Use Jelly
(Much like the song, I don’t know what this is supposed to mean)
(AIV Note: Me neither but it sounds uncomfortable. Like sex in the back of a Volkswagen)

11. Justin Townes Earle – Halfway to Jackson
(Great. More woman trouble.)

12. Material Issue – This Letter
(I’m gonna get all creepy/stalkery on someone? I’m embarrassed to say, it would be history repeating itself.)

13. Georgia Satellites – Six Years Gone
(Are we back on the ex again? Although, it was more like sixTEEN years gone. I guess I have to take what the music spirits have to work with.)

14. Paul Thorn – Tequila is Good for the Heart
(Why, yes…yes it is! Especially with all the woman trouble I’m gonna have.)

15. Drivin’ & Cryin’ – Preapproved, Predenied
(I guess I better not expect any pay raises. A nice warning for an election year.)

Overall, I guess same as last year. Romance is gonna be shaky, stay away from the ex, and don’t even think about getting rich. Could be worse, I guess.

PLAYLIST: NINEBULLETS RADIO 01.05.12

WOOT! Last night’s episode mark the 1st year of the show being on the air. Here’s to hoping is has a few more in it.

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 January 05, 2012

01. Alexander Hudjohn – Happy Birthday Ninebullets Radio
02. Possum Jenkins – Swinging Doors
03. Chris Knight – Carla Came Home
04. Boris McCutcheon – Mullein People
05. Bob Log III – Boob Scotch
06. Scott H. Biram – Been Down Too Long
07. Low Cut Connie – Rio
08. Alabama – Dixieland Delight
09. Jim Ford – Harlan County
10. Great American Taxi – Blair Mountain
11. Darrell Scott – You’ll Never Leave Harlan Alive
12. Drive-By Truckers – Nine Bullets
13. Jason Isbell – Try
14. The Dirt Daubers – Single Girl

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Episode 53: aired 01.05.2012

CHARLES HALE'S 10 RECORDS THAT MADE 2011 TOLERABLE, ETC.

11. William Elliot Whitmore-Field Songs:  Songs about working and struggling and grasping to the only piece of fucking dirt that yours and some SOB trying to cheat you out of it.  Thanks WEW.  I’m taking bullshit handyman work over the winter just so I can afford to eat Burger King and drink a couple of Miller High Lifes every once in a while, so I’m a disciple of these songs.  I wonder what the farmers in Iowa do in the wintertime to survive.  Is the suicide rate higher then?  He’s singing about surviving here, that’s what you sing about when you know it’s not a guaranteed kind of thing.

10.  David Wax Museum-Everything Is Saved:  I’m writing this two and a half days before Christmas and I’m 2000 miles away from anyone I share blood with.  That and other real life bullshit is why “The Least That I Can Do” is my favorite song of the year.

9.  Hayes Carll-KMAG YO-YO: Hayes Carll is a goddamn wiseass but he’s my kind of wiseass.  I’d bet we drink for the same reasons.  It’s safe to say his year’s gone better than mine because this record isn’t as full of downtrodden and broken spirit as much of his earlier work.  Good for him.

8.  Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit – Here We Rest:  It’s entirely possible that two years from now this will be my favorite album from 2011.  It’s cozy, like snuggling up with an old dog cozy.  My dog is only two and a half so I’m not talking about snuggling with him.  I’m talking about breaking into your house while you’re away and snuggling with your dog.  I’ve done it.  If you don’t believe me ask your dog.

7.  Lauderdale-Moving On:  I’m probably the same age as the fellas in Lauderdale but they kinda feel like a little brother.  Like I’ve been away from home for a while and when I got back my little brother was drinking beer, not in an obnoxious drooling all over yourself and pissing people off kind of drunk, but the let’s go wander around kind of drunk.  I can tell my little brother’s been introduced to whiskey and I wish I’d been the one to pour his first.

6.  The Head & The Heart-Self Titled:  My favorite debut of the year.  This is a good mood, riding down the road with the windows down kind of record.  It’s 9 degrees outside right now and I would call my mood good so if you’re one of those well-off fucks with a fancy phone pull it out and make some notation to listen to this record on your Spring Break trip with all your friends.  It’ll sound amazing then.

5.  The Low Anthem-Smart Flesh:  I’d like to be all snarky and smug in this paragraph but the truth is I basically fell in love with Josie Adams when I saw The Low Anthem earlier this year in Denver.  She’s the band’s secret weapon.  If you read this Josie please don’t write, I don’t want to find out you’re not as badass as I imagine you to be.  There’s a blog about one of the band members making some kind of giant moth sculpture.  I wish they would hurry up and finish with that project so they can make another record.

4.  Drive-By Truckers-Go Go Boots:  You ready to fight?  This is the best truckers record in a long time and some folks have gotten so used to sub-par outputs that they don’t notice when a great fucking album shows up.  They finally found the sound they were looking for since they wrapped The Dirty South.  Stop your bitching about it not being Decoration Day.  It’s their 9th studio album and when the cannon of DBT songs is complied “I Do Believe,” “Used To Me A Cop,” “Everybody Needs Love,” “Pulaski,” and “Mercy Buckets” will all be included.  MB being one of the five best songs Hood has ever written.  Disagree?  I’d be ok with punching you in the mouth.

3.  Brown Bird-Salt For Salt:  Everything that needs to be said can be understood by noticing that dude is wearing a Mastodon T-shirt in this video.

2.  Cave Singers-No Witch:  This record still freaks me the fuck out.  There was something about procreating to it in my review and I’m still not sure where that notion comes from but maybe The Cave Singers are aliens or ancient warriors from the Garden of Eden.  Seriously, what are the sounds on this record that spook me, how did they make them?  Why does he have to howl while he sings?  Is there possession involved?

1. Glossary-Long Live All Of Us: Has any band in our little neck of the music landscape released three successive records as badass as Glossary’s last three since the SRO, DD, TDS trilogy?  I think not.  There are literary quality lyrics about sinning and quests for redemption.  Buy the damn record and help the little band that could move from the bars to the clubs.  This record makes me wanna dance.  Do you wanna dance? 

Most Disapointing Record:  My Morning Jacket-Circutial

Favorite Book: Donald Ray Pollack-The Devil All The Time (but I read a bunch of books, here’s the whole list)

Favorite Shows: Langhorne Slim/Pineross, Proud Larrys.  The Low Anthem, Larimer Lounge.

Favorite UFC fight:  Dan Henderson vs. Shogun Rua 

SEAN'S LUCKY 13 OF 2011

Why 13, you ask? Well, it’s my favorite number and, conveniently, it is also the number of albums that grabbed my attention this year. Plus, I like the title of “Lucky 13” for my list.

13. Ryan Adams – Ashes & Fire. This is the album I’ve turned to all year whenever I’ve been in the mood to chill. Perfect for sitting back with a bottle of scotch. (Sound pretentious enough?)  On a side note, Ryan did a couple excellent covers of my music idol, Bob Mould, this year: Black Sheets of Rain (Live on Letterman) and Heartbreak a Stranger (Bob Mould Tribute Concert)

Ryan Adams – Chains Of Love

12. Foster and Lloyd – Its Already Tomorrow. This album out jangles The Byrds. The title track and “Lucky Number” are the best power-pop songs I’ve heard in years.

Foster and Lloyd – Lucky Number

11. R.E.M – Collapse Into Now. I doubt if R.E.M could have left after a better album, short of retiring after Automatic For The People (a valid argument). “Discoverer” may be their best opening track since “Begin the Begin” off Life’s Rich Pageant. “Uberlin” may simply the best song they’ve recorded in the past 10 years.

R.E.M. – Uberlin

10. Hayes Carll – KMAG YOYO (& Other American Stories). Hayes gets the most attention for his romps and stomps, but his songwriting really shines on the slower songs.  “Another Like You” is a cleaver give and take with Cary Ann Hearst.

Hayes Carll – Stomp and Holler

9. Drive by Truckers – Go-Go Boots. One of the things about doing these lists is you go back to revisit albums from earlier in the year that you got burned out on. Sometimes you realize they weren’t as good as you thought. Other times they sound even better on the second “first” listen. This is the latter.

Drive-By Truckers – The Weakest Man

8. Have Gun, Will Travel – Mergers and Acquisitions. Pretty much everything Autopsy said.

Have Gun Will Travel – Freightliner

7. Dave Alvin – Eleven Eleven. No better CountryRockBlues album released this year. Like his songwriting, Dave’s baritone is as strong as ever. How did I overlook reviewing this? Gonna have to rectify that after the first of the year.

Dave Alvin – Johnny Ace Is Dead

6. The Decemberists – The King is Dead. I’m one of those who never got into The Decemberists before this album. But, being a REM-head since the mid-80s, it is in my DNA to adore this one. “Down By The Water” another of my songs of the year.

The Decemberists – Calamity Song

5. Jason Boland and The Stragglers – Rancho Alto. A true country album in every sense of the word. If anyone is carrying the “traditionalist banner”, it’s Jason. This album is proof. “Farmer’s Luck” ranks with Mellencamp’s “Rain on the Scarecrow” as one the great songs describing the troubles of the American farmer. “False Accuser’s Lament” is a prime example of Jason’s vivid storytelling.

Jason Boland & The Stragglers – False Accuser’s Lament

4. The Damn Quails – Down the Hatch. See review

The Damn Quails – Me and The Whiskey

3. Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit – Here We Rest. Top notch songwriting, great band, great album. “Codeine” is one of my songs of the year, although “Go It Alone” might be the song that got the most play as it has helped me get through my separation and pending divorce.

Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit – Go It Alone

2. Hellbound Glory – Damaged Goods. Anyone from Nashville that calls themselves “Outlaw Country” needs to listen to this and then hang their heads in shame. Review is upcoming next week.

Hellbound Glory – You Better Hope You Die Young

1. John Moreland and the Dust Bowl Souls – Everything the Hard Way. See review

John Moreland and the Dust Bowl Souls – Christian Rock

Bonus: Jody Booth – Nashville. Perfectly describes the corporate music machine in 2011.

PLAYLIST: NINEBULLETS RADIO 12.22.11

Last night’s episode was the 1st annual “Ninebullets Loosely Themed Christmas Radio Extravaganza Hour!”

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 22, 2011.

01. Alan Jackson – Please Daddy (Don’t Get Drunk This Christmas)
02. John Anderson – Seminole Wind
03. Alabama – Mountain Music
04. Mel McDaniel – Baby’s Got Her Blue Jeans On
05. The Drive-By Truckers – Ms. Claus’ Kimodo
06. The Porter Draw – Athens
07. Kentucky Street Parlor Pickers – Meet Me Under The Mistletoe
08. Beau Hinze & The Backporch Shufflers – Swamp Rabbit Boogie
09. Mofro – Dirtfloorcracker
10. Merle Haggard – If We Make Through December
11. Austin Lucas – Four Wheels
12. The Little Willes – Jolene
13. The Black Keys – Have Love Will Travel
14. Otis Gibbs – Crap For Christmas

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Episode 51: aired 12.22.2011

PLAYLIST: NINEBULLETS RADIO 12.08.11

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 December 08, 2011.

01. Drive-By Truckers – Where The Devil Don’t Stay
02. Chuck Allen Floyd – Hard Times
03. Roy Dean & Alexander Hudjohn – Rain On The Scarecrow
04. Some Dark Holler – Pills and Keroscene
05. Lucero – Tonight Ain’t Gonna Be Good
06. Drag the River – Me & Joe Drove Out To California
07. The Mallett Brothers Band – Low Down
08. Leonard Croon Band – Dashboard Mary
09. Have Gun Will Travel – Song Of Seven Sisters
10. Will Hoge – Too Old To Die Young
11. Adam Lee & The Dead Horse Company – Broken Wings
12. Fire Mountain – Black Heart
13. New London Fire – Until The Light Goes Out On Me
14. Howlin’ Wolf Band/Hubert Sumlin/Kenny Wayne Shepherd – Sittin’ On Top Of The World

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Episode 49: aired 12.08.2011

PLAYLIST: NINEBULLETS RADIO 11.24.11

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 24, 2011.

01. Possessed By Paul James – Feed The Family
02. American Aquarium – Cape Fear River
03. Scott H. Biram – Lost Case Of Being Found
04. Chris Cornell – Call Me A Dog
05. Hellbound Glory – Knocked Off That Horse
06. Have Gun Will Travel – Katharine, Don’t Fall Off The Wagon
07. Brett Detar – Cocaine, Whiskey & Heroin
08. Ben Nichols – It May Be Too Late
09. Otis Gibbs – Where Only The Graves Are Real
10. Black Diamond Heavies – Stitched In Sin
11. Jerry Lee Lewis – Meat Man
12. .357 String Band – I’m Gone
13. Old Crow Medicine Show – Minglewood Blues
14. Kingsley Flood – I Don’t Wanna Go Home
15. Hackensaw Boys – Radio
16. The Drive-By Truckers – Daddy Needs A Drink

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Episode 47: aired 11.24.2011

PLAYLIST: NINEBULLETS RADIO 11.17.11

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 17, 2011.

01. Glossary – Little Caney
02. Merle Haggard – Working Man’s Blues
03. Drive-By Truckers – Outfit
04. Chris Knight – Enough Rope
05. Doop & The Inside Outlaws – What Am I Supposed To Do
06. Hellbound Glory – Bastard Child
07. Chuck Ragan – Nomad By Fate
08. Two Cow Garage – Alphabet City
09. Whitehorse – Emerald Isle
10. Sassparilla – Same Old Blues
11. Kingsley Blues – Mannequin Man
12. Have Gun Will Travel – Dream No More
13. The Decemberists – E. Watson
14. Jo Wymer – Dirty Secrets
15. Dan Bern – Wasteland

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Episode 46: aired 11.17.2011