ROBERT CHILDS' GUITAR: GREENLAND IS MELTING

My dad built a guitar.
Shortly after finishing it he got really sick.
Now, I try and get people to play the guitar.
You can read the whole story here.

Last week Greenland Is Melting was kind enough to met up with me before their show here in St. Petersburg and play a few songs on my dad’s guitar.

ALWAYS

SKULL CRUSHER MOUNTAIN


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PLAYLIST: NINEBULLETS RADIO 06.07.2012

Last night was the 75th episode of Ninebullets Radio! Pretty cool. I just wish I’d noticed it last night. Oh well. It’s still pretty neat and hopefully there will be 75 more and maybe some of those will be 2 hours long.

I may not have realized/remembered that it was the 75th week of Ninebullets Radio but the track listing still ended up being something special. Some shows are better than others and I truly feel like last night’s was one of the best I’ve done in a while. It had a little of everything; country, punk blues, rock, men singers, women singers, local and national bands. Not sure how it came out so well but I’m glad it did so make sure you put some ears on the archived stream of the show and thanks for tuning in.

Below is the playlist for June 07, 2012

01. McDougall – 18 Days Of Rain
02. Todd Farrell – Take It Slow
03. Truckstop Darlin’ – Sad Sweet Songs
04. Greenland Is Melting – Always
05. Nook & Cranny – Woke Up In Love
06. First Aid Kit – Emmylou
07. Jason Eady – AM Country Heaven
08. Marley’s Ghost – Hank And Audrey
09. Shooter Jennings – The Long Road Ahead
10. River Giant – I Permute This Marriage
11. Langhorne Slim & The Law – The Way We Move
12. Brothers Of The Last Watch – The Wind
13. American Aquarium – Good Fight
14. Two Cow Garage – Sweet Saint Me
15. Those Crosstown Rivals – Bad Nasty

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Episode 75: aired 06.07.2012

PLAYLIST: NINEBULLETS RADIO 05.31.2012

I was back in the saddle last night after taking a week off and boy howdy it sure felt good. As you can see from the image above, the ninebullets radio stickers came in this week as well. I plan on using them during the next pledge drive so be on the lookout for more info sometime on July about how to get one, should you want one.

Last night’s episode opens with a Doc Watson tune in remembrance of him before launching into a “summer themed” set. The show also features a double dose of one of my favorite new artist finds, McDougall. We get one of his solo songs and follow it up with a track from his project The Brothers Of The Last Watch which also features one of the fellas from Hillstomp. The show also includes new tunes from Hurray For The Riff Raff, The Mastersons, Possessed By Paul James, Otis Gibbs and lots more. If that sounds like the good stuff and you’ve got an hour, go put some ears on the archived stream of the showand thanks for tuning in.

Below is the playlist for May 31, 2012

01. Doc Watson – Columbus Stockade Blues
02. Two Cow Garage – Soundtrack To My Summer
03. I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch In The House – Hotter Hell
04. McDougall – Around This Fire
05. Brothers Of The Last Watch – Frank T. James
06. Ryan Purcell & The Last Round – Cover Your Tracks
07. Jason Heath & The Greedy Souls – #1 With A Bullet
08. Jason Eady – AM Country Heaven
09. Greenland Is Melting – No More Sorry Songs
10. Possessed By Paul James – When It Breaks
11. The Mastersons – You Don’t Know
12. Hurray for The Riff Raff – Born To Win (Part One)
13. Otis Gibbs – Detroit Steel
14. The Cult – Amnesia

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If you like Ninebullets Radio please drop a 5 spot in the Tip Jar.

P.S.: If you like this show, do me a favor and post about it on your Facebook/Twitter/Blog. It’ll do a lot to help these bands reach new ears…and in the end, that’s what this is all about. It’ll also help bring the existence of the radio show to more people’s attention & the more people there are listening/paying attention to the show the more likely it is to stay on the air.

Episode 74: aired 05.31.2012

PLAYLIST: NINEBULLETS RADIO 05.03.2012

Most of the time you go to the station, do your show and leave. It becomes a routine of sorts. Occasionally you do a show that you really feel good about. Last night was one such show. Not sure what it is that sets some apart from the rest but whatever it is, last night’s has it.

I opened the show with a Lumineers, Mastersons, The District Attorneys set I’d been thinking about doing for a few weeks but wasn’t sure how it would go over with the listeners. While the middle of the show features a brand new Gaslight Anthem track as well as a set featuring some of the bands I am looking forward to seeing at next week’s Tropical Heatwave. Finally, on a whim I decided to close the show with a track from the new OFF! album. That’s probably what put the show over the top for me.

Sound like the good stuff? Then go put some ears on the archived stream of the show.

Below is the playlist for May 03, 2012

01. Otis Gibbs – The People’s Day
02. The Lumineers – Ho Hey
03. The Mastersons – You Don’t Know
04. The District Attorneys – Worry About Your Health
05. The Gaslight Anthem – 45
06. Tin Horn Prayer – Stumble
07. Damion Suomi – Ghost
08. Greenland Is Melting – No Matter What You See
09. Have Gun Will Travel – To The Victor Goes The Spoils
10. Matt Woods – Beating Down My Door
11. JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound – Want More
12. Joseph Huber – Iron Rail
13. Steep Canyon Rangers – Between Midnight and The Dawn
14. Hurray for The Riff Raff – Born To Win (Part One)
15. OFF! – Feelings Were Meant To Be Hurt

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You can stream Ninebullets Radio here
You can download Ninebullets Radio here
If you like Ninebullets Radio please drop a 5 spot in the Tip Jar.

P.S.: If you like this show, do me a favor and post about it on your Facebook/Twitter/Blog. It’ll do a lot to help these bands reach new ears…and in the end, that’s what this is all about. It’ll also help bring the existence of the radio show to more people’s attention & the more people there are listening/paying attention to the show the more likely it is to stay on the air.

Episode 70: aired 05.03.2012

SPOTIFY THIS: THE NINEBULLETS.NET MARCH 2012 SPOTIFY PLAYLIST

This playlist features every band that was featured on ninebullets in the month of March that was also on Spotify. I hope you enjoy it and if you do, pass it along to some friends. Like I keep saying, every new pair of ears these bands reach is a potential fan/head at show.

This month’s playlist is a little short due to us taking a week off but still features: Cuff the Duke, Willie Tea Taylor, Arliss Nancy, Greenland Is Melting, Todd snider and a few others. So, when you’ve got an hour to kill, give this a listen:

The Ninebullets.net March 2012 Spotify Playlist

Some other music streams we produce:
The Ninebullets.net Podcast (published monthly(ish))
Ninebullets Radio Archive (airs weekly on Thursday nights on 88.5 WMNF Tampa)

GREENLAND IS MELTING – WHERE WERE WE

LOL. I thought I’d already written about this album, but the other day I was looking for the review only to discover that I’d completely dropped the ball on it. Greenland is Melting is one of my favorite bands in Florida and very well might be the funnest (is funnest a word?) one to see live.

(Caution: Personal anecdote alert!) Sometimes, on twitter, some of my buddies and I play this game we’ll call #genericana. The point of the game is to write cliché loaded lines like the ones you’d find in blogs and magazines that stand out as signs that the reviewer really couldn’t come up with anything to say about a cd, so they reached into the go-to phrase bag. An example of this would be something like, “his whiskey soaked vocals with enough gravel road in them to leave your speakers dusty.” Another one is to mention a porch. It’s front porch music or back porch music or wrap around or….well, you get the point. Unfortunately, I have to use one of these terms here cause GiM’s sound is porch music. Be it front, back, middle or side to side, their 3-piece sound is exactly what “porch music” is, and I’d imagine no less than 10 of the songs saw their birth on some stoop somewhere in jortsvil….ERRRR…Gainesville.

While my writing about Greenland Is Melting might border on predictable and cliche, the band avoids being either. The band builds on that ragged folk-country with a punk attitude that they established on their debut album, Our Hearts Are Gold, Our Grass Is Blue (free download here). I coined this phrase the first time I wrote about Greenland is Melting and it applies to them more than any other band I’ve recycled it for here on ninebullets, so I feel it bears repeating, “the best way for me to describe this band would be to say that they sound like what I wanted to hear the first time I heard The Avett Brothers.” If none of this has been enough to convince you that you need to check this album then how about if I tell you that it also features Jon Gaunt on a few tracks, as well as zombie songs?

Zombie songs muthafuckers. I should have just typed that and pressed post.

Greenland Is Melting – The Dead Are Watching
Greenland Is Melting – Always
Greenland Is Melting – No One’s Listening

Greenland Is Melting’s Website, Greenland Is Melting on Facebook, Greenland Is Melting on Spotify, Buy Where Were We <-- FOR TWO FRIGGIN' DOLLARS!

PLAYLIST: NINEBULLETS RADIO 03.01.2012

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 March 01, 2012

01. Todd Farrell – Ninebullets Radio Intro
02. Lucero – Juniper
03. The Drive-By Truckers – Women Without Whiskey
04. McDougall – Gates Of Victory
05. Chuck Ragan – Let It Rain
06. The Porter Draw – Davey
07. American Anodyne – Bastard Son Of THe New Depression
08. American Graveyard – Common Ones
09. Two Cow Garage – Shoulda California
10. Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires – Roebuck Parkway
11. Leeroy Stagger – Summer Storm
12. Greenland Is Melting – Always
13. Clutch – The Regulator
14. Arliss Nancy – St. Forgot
15. John Moreland & The Dustbowl Souls – This Town Tonight

Bold = Request

You can download Ninebullets Radio here

P.S.: If you like this show, do me a favor and post about it on your Facebook/Twitter/Blog. It’ll do a lot to help these bands reach new ears…and in the end, that’s what this is all about. It’ll also help bring the existence of the radio show to more people’s attention & the more people there are listening/paying attention to the show the more likely it is to stay on the air.

Episode 61: aired 03.01.2012

NINEBULLETS.NET PODCAST: EPISODE 25 (JAN. 2012)

Woot! Three months in a row! I think it’s fair to say I’ve gotten my groove back with the ninebullets podcast.

This month’s show features the Ninebullets Radio/Ninebullets Podcast theme song written and performed by my buddy through music, Todd Ferrell. I’d love to know what y’all think of it. I think it has a solid Nashville Pussy feel to it and love it accordingly. The show also features the brand new Lucero track called “Sometimes” as well as new music from The Porter Draw, Greenland Is Melting and Dear Sister. The end of the show pretty much turns into a rock fest. Not sure why but the night I made it I really wanted to rock out and finally gave into the need as the night wore on and the liquor took hold.

So, let’s get to it. As always, if you like what you’re hearing on these podcasts, tell your friends about it. Post about it on your Facebook wall. Tweet about it. These bands are all pretty small so every new ear their music finds counts, and you can directly assist them in that effort by telling people about this podcast and others like it.

Let’s get a little bit of unity back in our Community.

Track Listing:

01. Ninebullets Intro
02. Lucero – Sometimes (from Women and Work)
03. Lauderdale – Moving On (from Moving On)
04. Arliss Nancy – Abacus (from Truckstop Roses)
05. The Porter Draw – Davey (from California Widow)
06. Sinful Savage Tigers – Ballad Of John Grave (from Last Night of the Revels)
07. Greenland Is Melting – The Dead Are Watching (from Where We Go)
08. Dear Sister – Con Man (from Dear Sister)
09. Sassparilla – My First Lover (from The Darndest Thing)
10. Pokey Lafarge and The south City Three – Drinking Whiskey Tonight (from Middle of Everywhere)
11. John Moreland and The Dust Bowl Souls – Low (from Everything The Hard Way)
12. Moreland & Arbuckle – Purgatory (from Just A Dream)
13. Clutch – The Mob Goes Wild (from Blast Tyrant)
14. Two Cow Garage – My Great Gatsby (from Sweet Saint Me)
15. Corrosion Of Conformity – Who’s Got The Fire (from America’s Volume Dealer)
16. Murder City Devils – Every Shitty Thing (from Broken Bottles, Empty Hearts)


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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

Bold = Request

P.S.: If you like this show, do me a favor and post about it on your Facebook/Twitter/Blog. It’ll do a lot to help these bands reach new ears…and in the end, that’s what this is all about. It’ll also help bring the existence of the radio show to more people’s attention & the more people there are listening/paying attention to the show the more likely it is to stay on the air.

Episode 44: aired 11.03.2011

PLAYLIST: NINEBULLETS RADIO 10.20.11

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 October 20, 2011.

01. Greenland Is Melting- No Matter What You See
02. Hellbound Glory – Bar Room Beauty
03. Whitey Morgan & The ’78’s – Honky Tonk Queen
04. Mickey Gilley – Don’t The Girls All Get Prettier At Closing Time
05. Have Gun Will Travel – Dream No More
06. Have Gun Will Travel – Katharine, Don’t Fall Off The Wagon
07. Have Gun Will Travel – Songs Of Seven Sisters
08. Have Gun Will Travel – To The Victor Goes The Spoils
09. Moe Bandy & Joe Stampley – Just Good Ol’ Boys
10. Charlie Daniles Band – Long Haired Country Boy
11. Hank Williams Jr. – Family Tradition
12. The Gaslight Anthem – Refugee
13. John Moreland – Christian Rock
14. Brown Bird – Fingers To The Bone
15. Moreland & Arbuckle – 18 Counties

Bold = Request

P.S.: If you like this show, do me a favor and post about it on your Facebook/Twitter/Blog. It’ll do a lot to help these bands reach new ears…and in the end, that’s what this is all about. It’ll also help bring the existence of the radio show to more people’s attention & the more people there are listening/paying attention to the show the more likely it is to stay on the air.

Episode 42: aired 10.20.2011