[Playlist] Ninebullets Radio – 09.20.2014 – 88.5FM WMNF Tampa

We did the damn thing. If you wanna hear it, put your ears on the archive of the show.

Below is the playlist for September 20, 2014 [Artist – Song (Album)]

01. Drive-By Truckers – Zip City (Southern Rock Opera)
02. Jason Isbell – Cover Me Up (Southeastern)
03. Parker Millsap – Old Time Religion (Parker Millsap)
04. Otis Gibbs – The Darker Side Of Me (Souvenirs Of A Misspent Youth)
05. Two Cow Garage – Swingset Assassin (Speaking In Cursive)
06. Have Gun Will Travel – Take Me Home, Alice (Fiction, Fact or Folktale!)
07. The Takers – Friends in Bottles (Taker Easy)
08. Matt Woods – Deadman’s Blues (With Love From Brushy Mountain)
09. Big Shoals – 12 Steps (Still Go On)
10. American Aquarium – Burn. Flicker. Die. (Burn. Flicker. Die.)
11. Will Quinlan and The Diviners – Acrimony Blues (Navasota)
12. Sturgill Simpson – The Promise (Metamodern Sounds In Country Music)
13. Arlo McKinely & The Lonesome Sound – Sad Country Song (Arlo McKinely & The Lonesome Sound)
14. Kierston White – Love Songs (Don’t Write Love Songs)
15. Chuck Ragan – Vagabond (Till Midnight)
16. Doc Dailey & Magnolia Devil – She Has Her Moments (Catch The Presidents)
17. McDougall – Ready, Begin (A Few Towns More)
18. John Mellencamp – The Brass Ring (Plain Spoken)
19. Willie Nelson – The Songwriters (Band Of Brothers)
20. John Moreland – Gospel (In The Throes)
21. Nikki Lane – Right Time (All Or Nothin’)
22. The Wind + The Wave – From The Wreckage Build A Home (From The Wreckage)
23. Hiss Golden Messenger – Southern Grammar (Lateness of Dancers)
24. Ben Stalets – Don’t Call Me Lonely (Dear Golden)
25. David Mayfield – Rain On My Parade (Strangers)
26. Becky Warren – Off My Back (The Iraq EP)
27. Adult Boys Thunderband – Mothers Love Me (Abducted Again)

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Episode 193: aired 09.20.2014

[Playlist] Ninebullets Radio – 04.26.2014 – 88.5FM WMNF Tampa

Grab 2 hours and drop your earholes on the archive of the show.

Below is the playlist for April 26, 2014 [Artist – Song (Album)]

01. George Jones – Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes
02. Arlo McKinley and The Lonesome Sound – Waiting For Wild Horses (Self-Titled)
03. The Bean Pickers – Photograph (Potlatch)
04. Adam Lee and The Dead Horse Sound Co. – Broken Wings (When The Spirits Move Me)
05. Matt Woods – Drinking To Forget (With Love From Brushy Mountain)
06. Devil Makes Three – Old No. 7 (Self-Titled)
07. Pokey LaFarge and The South City Three – Drinkin’ Whiskey Tonight (Middle Of Everywhere)
08. John Mellencamp – Cherry Bomb (writing demo) (On The Rural Route)
09. Gillian Welch – Look at Miss Ohio (Soul Journey)
10. Justin Townes Earle – Lone Pine Hill (The Good Life)
11. Ben Knight and The Welldiggers – Iceman’s Lament (Divining Rod)
12. The Gaslight Anthem – Even Cowgirls Get The Blues (The ’59 Sound)
13. Glossary – Save Your Money For The Weekend (Feral Fire)
14. The White Buffalo – This Year (Shadows, Greys and Evil Ways)
15. Damion Suomi – Ghost (Self-Titled)
16. Joe Pug – Nobody’s Man (Nation of Heat EP)
17. Benjamin Booker – Violent Shiver (Benjamin Booker)
18. The Evening Rig – Goddamn, I Could Use A Drink (Is Doin’ Stuff)
19. Drive-By Truckers – Act 2: Road Cases (Southern Rock Opera)
20. Tyler Childers – Bottles and Bibles (Live at Red Radio II)
21. The Fox Hunt – it suits me (Long Way To Go)
22. Merle Haggard – Working Man Blues (Working In Tennessee)
23. Kill County – Down To Texas (The Year Of Getting By)
24. American Anodyne – Bastard Sons Of The New Depression (So, You Wanna Be A Bullfighter)
25. American Graveyard – Common Ones (Hallelujahland)
26. Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires – The Weeds Downtown (Dereconstruction)
27. Those Crosstown Rivals – Six Strings (Hell and Back)
28. Arliss Nancy – Failure (Simple Machines)
29. Nikki Lane – Gone, Gone, Gone (Gone, Gone, Gone)
30. Two Cow Garage – Jackson, Don’t You Worry (Sweet Saint Me)

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Episode 173: aired 04.26.2014

[Playlist] Ninebullets Radio – 09.28.2013 – 88.5FM WMNF Tampa

Been MIA for a while. I know. It’s not been due to depression though. Just up to my ears in shit that has to get done at work and at the home. Shit seems to be slowing down now though. So, like me, carve out 2 hours for the archive of the show.

Below is the playlist for September 28, 2013 [Artist – Song (Album)]

01. Weary Boys – Cruel Corrina (Good Times)
02. Jason Isbell – Live Oak (Southeastern)
03. Mat D and the Profane Saints – Carry me to Canaan (Holyoke)
04. The White Buffalo – The Whistler (Shadows, Greys and Evil Ways)
05. The Wood Brothers – I Got Loaded (The Muse)
06. JD McPherson – Why Lady Why (High Cotton)
07. Valerie June – Wanna Be On Your Mind (Pushin’ Against A Stone)
08. Left Lane Cruiser – Electrify (Rock Them Back To Hell)
09. Leroy Powell – Good Morning Little School Girl (Paranoid)
10. JD Wilkes & The Dirt Daubers – Wild Moon (Wild Moon)
11. Matt Woods – Deadman’s Blues <--- BRAND NEW
12. Lucero – The Closer You Get (High Cotton)
13. Bonnie Whitmore – The Gavel (There I Go Again)
14. Joe Pug – Not So Sure (Messenger)
15. Jake Bugg – Someone Told Me (Jake Bugg)
16. The Steeldrivers – Shallow Grave (Hammer Down)
17. Arliss Nancy – Wild American Runners (Wild AMerican Runners)
18. Those Crosstown Rivals – Kentucky Woman (TCR/Arliss Split)
19. Hellbound Glory – The Feud
20. John Mellencamp – Longest Days (On The Rural Route)
21. John Moreland – 3:59 AM (In The Throes)
22. Deer Tick – Goodbye, Dear Friend (The Black Dirt Sessions)
23. Will Quinlan and The Diviners – The Thieving Life (Navasota)
24. Have Gun Will Travel – Finer Things (Fiction, Fact or Folktale?)
25. Truckstop Coffee – Ghost or an Angel (For Dear Life)
26. American Aquarium – Burn. Flicker. Die (Burn. Flicker. Die)
27. Two Cow Garage – Hey Cinderella (The Death of the Self-Preservation Society)
28. Todd May – Alphabet City (Rickerbacker Girls)
29. Matt Woods – Deadman’s Blues

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Episode 143: aired 09.28.2013

TOP FIVE — SONGS ABOUT FOOD

Or at least tangentially about food. And like all good lists this one goes, in alphabetical order, to 11.
  1. The Band – “Home Cookin'” from A Musical History. A 1976 outtake, this is Rick Danko near his vulnerable best.
  2. Carolyn Mark & the New Best Friends – “Yanksgiving” from The Pros and Cons of Collaboration. Cooking to this song is tons of fun, but also guaranteed to make you wish that you were at Carolyn Mark’s party instead.
  3. Descendents – “Weinerschnitzel” from Fat EP. Good advice re: bull sperm.
  4. Guy Clark – “Texas Cookin'” from Texas Cookin’. He also wrote “Home Grown Tomatoes,” which is going to be the anthem of my forthcoming Summer of the Caprese Salad.
  5. John Mellencamp – “Hot Dogs and Hamburgers” from The Lonesome Jubilee. The American version of Leatherface’s “Baked Potato” (see below).
  6. Leatherface – “Baked Potato” from Mush. The British version of John Mellencamp’s “Hot Dogs and Hamburgers” (see above).
  7. Parallel 5th – “Carrots and Peas” from The Living Room Compilation. They were a Rhode Island new wave band that hardly mattered, but this song is funny and takes the place of The Beach Boys’ “Vegetables” which is on every other list of best food songs on the interwebs.
  8. Patty Griffin – “Making Pies” from 1000 Kisses. This is the best written song on this list. And Guy Clark is on this list. Good god, this song.
  9. Robert Earl Keen & Lyle Lovett – “Front Porch Song” from Keen’s No Kinda Dancer and Lovett’s Lyle Lovett. In addition to the much acknowledged steaming greasy plates of enchiladas, also consider the pimento cheese sandwiches that inspired the fourth verse.
  10. Steve Goodman – “The Vegetable Song” from Somebody Else’s Troubles. Most underrated songwriter on this list. And Guy Clark is on this list.
  11. Tom Waits – “Eggs and Sausage (in a Cadillac with Susan Michelson)” from Nighthawks at the Diner. *rhythmic snap*

We’re well aware that this site takes its name from a song on an album called Pizza Deliverance and offers sporadic taco recipes, and know you know that I, personally, am always starving. What do y’all got in the pantry? Food songs! Deliver them.

PLAYLIST: NINEBULLETS RADIO 10.06.11

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 06, 2011.

01. Pokey LaFarge & the South City Three – Drinkin’ Whiskey Tonight
02. David Frizzell – I’m Gonna Hire A Wino
03. Johnny Paycheck – 11 Months and 29 Days
04. Merle Haggard – Mama Tried
05. Hellbound Glory – Better Hope You Die Young
06. John Mellencamp – Troubled Land
07. Cam Penner – Thirteen
08. Darrel Scott – You’ll never leave Harlan alive
09. Gillian Welch – The Way It Goes
10. The Takers – Curse Of A Drunk
11. Have Gun Will Travel – Song Of Seven Sisters
12. Whiskey Gentry – Eula Mae
13. Waylon Jennings & The Old 97’s – The Other Shoe
14. Whitey Morgan & The 78’s – Honky Tonk Angel
15. Frank Turner – Glory Hallelujah

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NINEBULLETS.NET NOVEMBER 2010 PODCAST: WE’RE BACK EDITION:


Oh yeah! Sorry for the 2 month furlow. I missed a month for the ninebullets.net 4th Anniversary Party (which was way awesome!) and I missed a month based on total I dunno. Honestly, I’d planned to do an October podcast but the month just kind of got away from me. Not that any of that shit matters now. It’s November, turkey day is around the corner and the podcast is back so let’s talk about it….

The November show features a really drunk me (can you tell where I turned off the drunk recording of this show and came back sober?) and new music from 9B staples Kasey Anderson, Whitey Morgan & The 78’s, The Steeldrivers, Joseph Huber (.357 String Band), John Mellencamp and Drag The River. It also features some music from some new found 9B faves like The Cur Dogs, Truckstop Darlin’ and Doc Dailey.

All in all, I think this is a great collection of music for your Thanksgiving travels. Listen, love, order a Jack and Coke from your stewardess and let’s do this! Also, really, you have no idea how far a comment, an email or any sort of acknowledgment that people are actually listening/enjoying these things goes….so please, if you like the 9B podcast, let me know but only after you’ve tweeted and posted on Facebook about it.

Enjoy and I’ll holler at y’all in December (i promise, I’ve already pulled out Robert Earle Keene’s, “Merry Christmas From The Family“).

TRACKLISTING:

  1. Intro [00.00.00]
  2. Autopsy IV Commentary [00.02.40]
  3. Kasey Anderson – The Wrong Light [00.04.28]
  4. Arliss Nancy – Paul Revere [00.08.56]
  5. Beastie Boys – Paul Revere [00.12.00]
  6. The Cur Dogs – Kro-Bride [00.15.44]
  7. Truckstop Darling – Bluegrass State [00.19.47]
  8. Doc Dailey and Magnolia Devil – Sunday School [00.24.47]
  9. Autopsy IV Commentary [00.28.01]
  10. Whitey Morgan & the 78’s – Bad News [00.29.16]
  11. The Steeldrivers – The Price [00.34.16]
  12. Joseph Huber – Downtime [00.38.20]
  13. Joshua Black Wilkins – Backseat of Her Car [00.42.00]
  14. John Mellencamp – County Fair [00.45.10]
  15. Grayson Capps – Mermaid [00.48.48]
  16. Will Quinlan & The Diviners – The Thieving Life [00.52.44]
  17. Autopsy IV Commentary [00.57.22]
  18. Drag The River – Here’s To The Losers [00.58.26]

JOHN MELLENCAMP – NO BETTER THAN THIS


I sat on writing this piece for a little while for fear of ninebullets starting to look too much like a Mellencamp fan site, with this being put out so close to the release of his awesome box set, but I’ve sat long enough….let’s talk about the new Mellencamp album.

No Better Than This is the proper followup to Life, Death, Love & Freedom. I’m not gonna bother with the defending of the present Mellencamp or get too heavily into his current sound, since I think I’ve done a more than adequate job of both in the past; here and here. No Better Than This continues down the same thematic paths of troubled times and accepted mortality that Life, Death, Love & Freedom explored, but does it in a decidedly more stripped-down fashion.

The tracks for No Better Than This were written over the course of 13 days and were recorded mono on reel to reel tapes from the 1950’s. Many of the tracks were recorded in one take live, with the band playing huddled around a single 1940’s microphone sitting in the middle of a church. The result is a very lo-fi recording that may seem “muddy” to those that are used to pristine digital recordings mastered to the edge of clipping, while coming off beautiful and haunting to others.

In the end it is of the opinion of this particular blogger that No Better Than This could be the kingpin in this late-life, post-major label renaissance that Mr. Mellencamp is currently crafting. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, check your preconceptions at the door and check out the last few albums, they’re all Essential Listening and No Better Than This is as good a place as any to start.

John Mellencamp – The West End
John Mellencamp – Save Some Time To Dream
John Mellencamp – Thinking About You

John Mellencamp’s Official Site, John Mellencamp on myspace, Buy No Better On This

NINEBULLETS.NET JULY 2010 PODCAST:


I’ll tell y’all what, when you do a monthly podcast you really begin to appreciate how short a month is. It’s like you just finished the last podcast when you realize you only have 5 days left before the next one is due. This is also the first podcast I ever made without the use of any beer or whiskey. Outside of there being no slurring by the end of it, I don’t really notice much of a difference. Lemme know if you do.

This month’s show features a pretty good balance between ninebullets regulars such as Biram, The Truckers, Austin Lucas and Mat D and relative newcomers you may not have heard of if you don’t read ninebullets such as Back Row Baptists, Reverend Deadeye and The Maldives. In between all of those we dropped some artists that have yet to be featured at all in 9b (though they will in the coming month’s) like Root Jack, The Sadies and Tin Horn Prayer. All in all, I think the whole set turned out really fantastic and I bet an hour from now you’ll agree with me.

If you enjoy this month’s please tell your Facebook and Twitter followers about it, I’ll greatly appreciate it.

~ Autopsy IV (twitter/facebook)

Track Listing:

  1. John Mellencamp – Rain On The Scarecrow [00.00.00]
  2. Drive-By Truckers – Sink Hole [00.03.16]
  3. Scott H. Biram – Blood, Sweat & Murder [00.06.37]
  4. Autopsy IV Commentary * [00.09.30]
  5. Dan Bern – Most American Men [00.11.18]
  6. Root Jack – 30 Days [00.15.45]
  7. Back Row Baptists – Wood and Steel [00.19.22]
  8. Mat D – Ford Marriage [00.22.07]
  9. Tin Horn Prayer – Fighting Sleep [00.25.31]
  10. Autopsy IV Commentary * [00.28.57]
  11. Reverend Deadeye – Her Heart Belongs To The Wind [00.30.46]
  12. Austin Lucas – Sleep Well (demo) [00.34.58]
  13. The Only Sons – Highway Patrolman [00.39.37]
  14. Cam Penner – Thirteen [00.44.42]
  15. Autopsy IV Commentary * [00.48.18]
  16. The Sadies – Another Year Again [00.49.31]
  17. The Maldives – Goodbye [00.52.45]
  18. Autopsy IV Commentary * [00.56.43]
  19. Hellsongs – Youth Gone Wild [00.57.42]

* All music heard in background during commentary, courtesy of Bill Benson.

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JOHN MELLENCAMP – ON THE RURAL ROUTE 7609

“If they wanted to call me Rumpelstiltskin, I would have done it to have the opportunity to make records. Johnny Cougar indeed.– John Mellencamp


Okay. Let’s get it out of our systems….get your John Cougar snickers…your “My Country” joke…your “Corporat…..ERR….Heartland rock joke….Get them all out of the way now. When you’re done we’ll talk about this release like adults.

Done? It’s okay, I get it. I’ll wait.
No, there is no need to apologize. Just get it out of your system and then give me a chance.

Okay? Ready?
Cool. I’ll start.

Somewhere between “John Cougar” and “My Country”, John Mellencamp became a punchline….

Oh, come On! What the fuck? I said get it out of your system and then give me a chance….
Okay? You ready? You sure? You really sure? Pinky promise? Okay….

Somewhere between “John Cougar” and “My Country”, John Mellencamp became a punchline. Hell, he became a punchline for me, too, and when I am honest, I don’t even know what the joke was. Truth is, Mellencamp was well played in my childhood home and I still like all of those songs. I don’t think I could name a single song between then and the infamous Chevy commercial, but that commercial managed to change my opinion of everything from “Rain On The Scarecrow” up to it. My opinion began to change back when Mellencamp’s Life, Death, Love and Freedom was released last year (review here). Seeing that his new box set, On The Rural Route 7609, was heavily populated with tracks from that album, I decided to look into it a little more.

On The Rural Route 7609 isn’t the typical ‘toss in the hits and a few b-sides, compiled money’ grab. Instead it’s a very well thought out and carefully assembled 4 disc release that seems more focused on theme and story than hit churning. Sometimes the collection lets you hear the birth and growth of a song, such as “Jenny At 16” and the demo for “Jack and Diane” that eventually became the “Jack And Diane” we all know. I was even amazed to find that when all the pizazz and pop polish was stripped away from the infamous “My Country”, it fits perfectly into what Mellencamp has been writing his whole life.

Look, I know the odds of anyone still reading this at this point are slim to none and I know I can’t change anyone’s opinion on what Mellencamp is all about, but I will ask you this: If you’re truly honest with yourself, do you know why you view Mellencamp as a joke? Was it ’cause someone else said he was? Was it for the clap track in “Jack and Diane”? Was it for the Chevy commercial? Regardless of the reason, check out his last album. Perhaps download this box set from AmazonMP3. Listen to them. Perhaps, like me, you’ll find that we might have treated Mr. Mellencamp unfairly over the years….

I am gonna close this piece with the same liner notes quote that Adam Sheets used in his fantastic review for No Depression, ’cause I feel it’s as poignant as he did: “If he has not been properly credited for that groundbreaking role, it is largely because he committed the unforgivable sin of actually having hits while making innovative music. Part of the No Depression mythology requires either a tragic early death or decades of unacknowledged masterpieces created during a life of grueling poverty. Writing and recording great songs that millions of people like and buy is not part of that sentimental picture- regardless of how comfortably the music itself sits within the genre’s parameters. As Neil Young pointed out, sometimes you are made to pay a price for having hit records.

John Mellencamp – Rain On The Scarecrow
John Mellencamp – To M.G. (Wherever She May Be)
John Mellencamp – Cherry Bomb (writing demo)

John Mellencamp’s Official Site, John Mellencamp on myspace, Buy On The Rural Route 7609