Mix Tape – Train Songs

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This mix was inspired by the comments on my Top 5 Train Songs post both here and on my Facebook wall. I had to do a little curating but I tried not to do much. Some songs I couldn’t find a decent version of and some I had to pick which artist I was going to use. I didn’t duplicate artists or songs and we still ended up at 25 tracks! I really hope you enjoy this as much as I enjoyed the work involved in putting it together.

Top 5: Train Songs

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It’s been a while since we had a top list and I figured train songs would be a great topic. So here are my Top 5 train songs:

  1. The Monkees – Last Train To Clarksville: This one has a lot of sentimental value for me and while it might not be one of the best train songs ever written it’s still one of my absolute favorites. A lot of train songs remind me of my grandpa, because reasons, but this one reminds of me of Saturdays with my mom and those memories are more than welcome.
  2. Jerry Jeff Walker – Some Go Home (The Train Song): Most folks would probably pick Desperadoes Waiting For A Train if they put a Jerry Jeff song of their list. This is a more of a deep cut about life in general and I think it’s a little more melancholy than Desperadoes and for that reason it’s a little higher on my list. Trust me, Desperadoes is on my list, it’s just not in the Top 5.
  3. Johnny Cash – Hey Porter: This is truly one that reminds of my Grandpa. From hearing him play it to the wooden train toys he made me by hand, that I failed to appreciate, while I was growing up. This is truly the stuff of fond memories and good times.
  4. Woody Guthrie – Hobo’s Lullaby: A true classic of the folk genre and beautifully performed song. I went back and grabbed Woody’s version but truly any cover I’ve heard has been amazing. I really like Woody’s take on this 1938 classic. The recording isn’t perfect but I think that adds to the experience.
  5. Avail – West Wye: As far as I know this is one of the only punk songs about trains and it’s the one that’s inspired the most wanderlust in me in recent years. The opening creates the perfect amount tension which drop you right in to Tim Barry’s vocals backed by the rest of Avail providing the perfect amount of drive to match the lyrics. I think that regardless of how life goes that this will always by my favorite train song.

There you have it, my top 5 train songs, so let’s have your thoughts on them as well as your top train songs…

Lonely Like Thursday – A TBT MixTape

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As I go through my old archives I keep finding mixes that I really like and think need to see the light of day again. This one seemed perfect for a Thursday where I am buried at work. I can’t remember how in the hell I actually put these tracks together, in this order, and thought it would work. Strangely enough it does and it’s a lot of fun to comb back through these old mixes and re-post them! I hope you’re enjoying them as much as I am.

[Playlist] Ninebullets Radio – 08.09.2014 – 88.5FM WMNF Tampa

An entire fucking hour of Matt Woods and Caleb Caudle. What the fuck else needs to be said? Put your ears on the archive of the show.

Below is the playlist for August 09, 2014 [Artist – Song (Album)]

01. Matt Woods – Sunshine (Broken Strings and Beer Specials)
02. Andrew Combs – Month Of Bad Habits
03. Lucero – Hey Darlin’ Do You Gamble (1372 Overton Park)
04. NQ Arbuckle – Hospitals (The Future Happens Anyway)
05. Nikki Lane – Right Time (All or Nothin’)
06. Shovels & Rope – Evil (Swimmin’ Time)
07. Benjamin Booker – Wicked Waters (Benjamin Booker)
08. Shooter Jennings – She Thinks I Still Care (Don’t Wait Up (for George))
09. Sturgill Simpson – Living The Dream (Metamodern Sounds In Country Music)
10. Arlo McKinely & The Lonesome Sound – Sad Country Song (Self-Titled)
11. The Woolly Bushmen – Screamin’ ana’ Shoutin’ (Sky Bosses)
12. The Gaslight Anthem – Rollin’ & Tumblin’ (Get Hurt)
13. Will Hoge – Middle of America
14. Roadkill Ghost Choir – Down & Out
15. Johnny Cash – Down the Line (Unearthed)
16. Parker Millsap – Truck Stop Gospel (self-titled)
17. Caleb Caudle – Countdown (Paint Another Layer On My Heart)
18. MATT WOODS AND CALEB CAUDLE LIVE IN STUDIO
19. Justin Townes Earle – White Gardenias (Single Mothers)

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Episode 187: aired 08.092014

[Playlist] Ninebullets Radio – 08.02.2014 – 88.5FM WMNF Tampa

Brand new Benjamin Booker, Gaslight Anthem, Justin Townes Earle and a Johnny Cash song you’ve likely never heard. Need I type more? Put your ears on the archive of the show.

Below is the playlist for August 02, 2014 [Artist – Song (Album)]

01. Violent Femmes – Country Death Song (Hallowed Ground)
02. Johnny Cash – Down the Line (Unearthed Box Set)
03. Matt Woods – Real Hard Times (With Love From Brushy Mountain)
04. Dos Ringos – Long Time (Dos Ringos)
05. Adia Victoria – Stuck in the South (Stuck In The South)
06. Justin Payne – Gettin’ By (No Place Lower Than High)
07. Hellbound Glory – Why Take The Pain (Old Highs and New Lows)
08. American Aquarium – Casualties (Burn.Flicker.Die.)
09. First Aid Kit – My Silver Lining (Stay Gold)
10. Caleb Caudle – Countdown (Paint Another Layer On My Heart)
11. The Gaslight Anthem – Stay Vicious (Get Hurt)
12. Root Jack – 30 Days (In The Pines)
13. The Great Unknowns – Homefront (Homefront)
14. Benjamin Booker – Wicked Waters (Benjamin Booker)
15. Shovels & Rope – Evil (Swimmin’ Time)
16. Willie Nelson – The Git Go (feat. Jamey Johnson) (Band Of Brothers)
17. Justin Townes Earle – Time Shows Fools (Single Mothers)
18. Kierston White – Alcohol
19. Have Gun Will Travel – Asa Dalton (Postcards From The Friendly City)
20. Travis LaBrel – Stage Lights (Gas, Food and Bed)
21. The Takers – Friends In Bottles (Taker Easy)
22. Lucero – Texas & Tennessee (Live From Atlanta)
23. Edward David Anderson – Son of a Plumber (Lies & Wishes)
24. Joe Pug – Speak Plainly Diana (Messenger)
25. Nikki Lane – Wild One (All Or Nothin’)
26. Uncle Tupelo – Whiskey Bottle (No Depression)
27. Bill Eberle – Memphis (Bill Eberle)
28. Parker Millsap – Old Time Religion (Parker Millsap)
29. Andrew Combs – Month Of Bad Habits
30. Michael Claytor – My Trepasses (My Trespasses)

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Episode 187: aired 08.02.2014

[Playlist] Ninebullets Radio – 03.01.2014 – 88.5FM WMNF Tampa

Got into a little bit is a honky tonk/classic country vibe this week. People seemed to respond to it pretty well so I might make sure to mix more in in future shows. Sound good to you? Grab 2 hours and drop your earholes on the archive of the show.

Below is the playlist for March 01, 2014 [Artist – Song (Album)]

01. Lincoln Durham – How Does a Crow Fly (The Shovel vs. The Howling Bones)
02. Drive By Truckers – Outfit (Decoration Day)
03. Chris Knight – Nothing On Me (Little Victories)
04. The Weary Boys – Cruel Corrine (Good Times)
05. Eilen Jewell – Fist City (Butcher Holler: A Tribute To Loretta Lynn)
06. Loretta Lynn – You Ain’t Woman Enough (You Ain’t Woman Enough)
07. The Takers – Friends in Bottles (Taker Easy)
08. Whiskey Myers – Early Morning Shakes (Early Morning Shakes)
09. White Trash Blues Revival – Drives a Man to Drinking (Now Honey, Now Baby, Now Listen…)
10. Husky Burnette – Highway 41 (Tales From East End Blvd.)
11. Matt Woods – Deadman’s Blues
12. The Waifs – London Still (Up All Night)
13. John Moreland – God’s Medicine (In The Throes)
14. Waylon Jennings – Don’t You Think This Outlaw Bit’s Done Got Out Of Hand (I’ve Always Been Crazy)
15. Shooter Jennings – Outlaw You (The Other Life)
16. Gators In The Sawgrass – 99 Years (Gators In The Sawgrass)
17. Whitey Morgan And The 78’s – If It Ain’t Broke (Honky Tonks and Cheap Motels)
18. Sturgill Simpson – Living The Dream (Metasounds In Modern Country)
19. Andrew Combs – Worried Man (Worried Man)
20. The Devil’s Cut – Bridge Diving (No Salvation)
21. Todd Farrell – Pawnshops (All My Heroes Live In Vans)
22. Those Crosstown Rivals – Six Strings (Hell and Back)
23. The Fox Hunt – Change My Ways (Nowhere Bound)
24. The Wells – Gem of Egypt (single)
25. Chuck Ragan – Non Typical (Till Midnight)
26. Johnny Cash – Daddy Sang Bass
27. Tyler Childers and High Wall – Deadman’s Curve (Live At Red Barn Radio)
28. Scott H Biram – Slow & Easy (There Will Be Blood)
29. Two Cow Garage – Humble Narrator (Speaking In Cursive)
30. Soundgarden – Outshined (Badmotorfinger)

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Episode 165: aired 03.01.2014

PLAYLIST: NINEBULLETS RADIO 04.12.2012

Last night’s show was the marathon show and Ninebullets Radio fell incredibly short of it’s goal. At the end of the show we were still $435 short of our $1600 goal. It’s always nice to meet the goal while on the air but it’s not too late. If you want to help close the gap please follow this link and contribute to the show. Every little bit helps and right now, we need your help.

On another marathon note….Ninebullets Radio did raise $1165 dollars last night and, at least to a poor man like me, that’s nothing to scoff at. I wanna thank everyone who called in or contributed to the show via the web. It’s because of people like you that community radio survives and (at times) thrives in the cultural wasteland that is the airwaves.

It may have been marathon and there may have been a shit ton of talking but stuck in between all those words and worries was some pretty damn good music. We’re talking brand new songs from Will Quinlan, Cory Branan, Tim Barry, Joe Pug and Alone At 3AM. Not to shabby for a marathon show if I do say so myself so you’ll probably wanna check out that archived stream of the show.

Below is the playlist for April 12, 2012

01. Todd Farrell – Ninebullets Radio Intro
02. The Drive-By Truckers – Where The Devil Don’t Say
03. Will Quinlan – Willow
04. The James Low Western Front – Whiskey Farmer
05. Cory Branan – Badman
06. Alone At 3AM – Wolf In The Woods
07. Kasey Anderson – Some Depression
08. Tim Barry – Fine Foods Market
09. Johnny Cash – Ring Of Fire
10. The Haunted Windchimes – Out With The Crow
11. Joe Pug – Neither Do I Need A Witness

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Episode 67: aired 04.12.2012

FEEL BAD FOR YOU MIX TAPE: APRIL EDITION:

The February installment of the Feel Bad For You Mixtape is up and streaming. The FBFY mixtape has entered a new segment of it’s life moving from a message board tape curated by Ms. Rockstar Aimz, of My Aimz Is True, to a mixtape put together by a collection of (mostly) like minded bloggers. You can stream it below and head over to the official FBFY mixtape web site for some dialog on why each song was selected.

Track Listing:

01. The Youngbloods – Darkness, Darkness
02. Johnny Cash featuring Krist Novoselic, Kim Thayil, and Sean Kinney – Time of the Preacher
03. Ragged Jubilee – Blood On The Highway
04. Dan Bern – Tiger Woods
05. Corner Shop – Good Shit
06. Micheal Hall – Sometimes I Wish I’d Never Heard The Rolling Stones
07. D.R. Hooker – Forge Your Own Chains
08. The Parlor Soldiers – Lawless
09. The Only Sons – Bully
10. Dave Hause – Time Will Tell
11. We Are Augustines – Book of James
12. Biters – Breakin Your Heart Again
13. Glossary – West Liberty (banjo version)
14. Clash – London Calling
15. Lyle Lovette – Brown-Eyed Handsome Man
16. The Blakes – Two Times
17. Earl King – Trick Bag
18. Lowell George – 20 Million Things
19. Dr. John – Getaway

PLAYLIST: NINEBULLETS RADIO 11.10.11

I’D LIKE TO THANK WACKIE JACKY FROM THE EARLY BIRD WAKE UP SHOW FOR SITTING IN FOR ME DURING THIS SHOW.

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Below is the playlist for November 10, 2011.

01. Johnny Cash – Folsom Prisom Blues
02. Patty Loveless – Chains
03. Tom T. Hall – I Like Beer
04. Jim Stafford – Wildwood Flower
05. Johnny Paycheck – Take This Job and Shove It!
06. Hank Williams, Jr. – Stoned At The Jukebox
07. Andy Griffith – Flop Eared Mule
08. Leann Rimes – Cryin’ Time
09. Del Reeves – Belles of Southern Bell
10. Merle Haggard – Okie From Muskogee
11. Alabama – Sunday Drive
12. Tammy Wynette – Stand By Your Man
13. Travis Tritt – T-R-O-U-B-L-E
14. Buck Owens – I’ve Got a Tiger By The Tail
15. David Allan Coe – You Never Even Call Me By My Name
16. Ray Stevens – It’s Me Again Margaret
17. Conway Twitty – I’d Love to Lay You Down
18. Patsy Cline – Your Cheatin’ Heart
19. Loretta Lynn – Don’t Come Home A Drinking with Lovin’ on Your Mind

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Episode 45: aired 11.10.2011

TWO FROM THE BLACK TWIG PICKERS:

I have a list of albums I meant to write up but never managed. These two are pretty close to the top of the list and both of them fit the introspective mood I have found myself in as of late. I have always loved bluegrass but have found very little of the modern stuff that really piques my interest so I haven’t really covered the genre all that much around here but classics such as The Carter Family are a staple in my playlists at home. So I was happily surprised when I discovered The Black Twig Pickers’ Ironto Special. It is a solid ‘shine swillin’ fest from the opening instrumental “Don’t Drink Nothin’ But Corn” to the closing march “Rockin’ in a Weary Land”. This heavy on the fiddles doesn’t suffer from trying too damn hard. The tracks consist of thirteen Appalachian classics and two original with all the traditional instruments you’d expect to find in a ‘grass band and some of the lesser known such as washboard, bones and mouth harp. It honestly sounds like these guys had an amazing time playing and recording this one. You can just feel it while you listen. I swear if this one doesn’t make you tap your feet, at the very least, then you really should check to see if your soul is intact!

The Black Twig Pickers – Dead Man’s Piece
The Black Twig Pickers – Fire On The Mountain
The Black Twig Pickers – Walls of Jericho

Now if there is anything I am a sucker for it’s a Gospel tune! I have my grandmother’s, God rest her soul, collection of Elvis doing Gospel, Johnny Cash’s Gospel songs can bring a tear to my eye and of course as I mentioned above the classics like The Carter Family. You bring a fiddle to the party and sing about Jesus or hellfire and I am likely going to be a fan. I already had the album above in my dirty little sinning hands when I came across the very same backing some dude named Charlie Parr with whom I was not familiar. I quickly became a fan of Charlie and a bigger fan of The Black Twig Pickers. If Ironto Special makes you want to throw some corn squeezin’s down the hatch them Glory in the Meeting House is just as sure to make you want to repent, grab a snake and start praisin’ Jesus. You just can’t beat old time Gospel songs and with the instrumentation from The Black Twig Pickers it is top of pile as far as modern Gospel goes.

Charlie Parr and the Black Twig Pickers – Death’s Black Train
Charlie Parr and the Black Twig Pickers – There Ain’t No Grave Gonna Hold My Body Down
Charlie Parr and the Black Twig Pickers – Pure Religion

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