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

Bold = Request

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Episode 67: aired 04.12.2012

PLAYLIST: NINEBULLETS RADIO 03.22.2012

Ms. Beverly Capshaw sat in for me last night as I continue my vacation/best dude impression. It’s always interesting to see what comes out of the shows that have guest hosts. Especially what surfaces that would never get played on my version of the show such as Centro-Matic, Great Lake Swimmers and Will Johnson solo. It’s not that I dislike these bands, I just don’t ever think about them. Beverly, however, did. She also thought about Two Cow Garage, Matt Woods, JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound and a whole slew of other awesome shit. So put your ears on the archived stream of the show.

Below is the playlist for March 22, 2012

01. Lindi Ortega – Little Lie
02. Milton Mapes – The Elusive Goldmine
03. Two Cow Garage – My Great Gatsby
04. Will Johnson – No Fear
05. Ronnie Elliott – The Twist Came From Tampa
06. First Aid Kit – I Found a Way
07. The James Low Western Front – Words
08. JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound – I Can See Everything
09. Matt Woods – The House Always Wins
10. Hanni El Khatib – F*ck It, You Win
11. Centro-Matic – If They Talk You Down
12. Tribal Style – Sparrow
13. The Snakehealers – Maybe It’s Mutual
14. Great Lake Swimmers – Ballad Of A Fisherman’s Wife
15. The Pines – Be There In Bells

Bold = Request

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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 64: aired 03.22.2012

THE JAMES LOW WESTERN FRONT – WHISKEY FARMER

James Low and his band The James Low Western Front have created something rare, a concept album that actually works. Both lyrically and musically.

The persona  “Whiskey Farmer” is depicted by James Low on the album cover, and during his trials he sometimes reminds me of Michael Douglas character in “Falling Down“. Though without the violent streak (as far as we know).

James Low describes the Whiskey Farmer like this:

«He has always done things kind of right- did OK in school, went to a generic college, racked up a shitload of debt, and got a job to pay off the debt. He drinks to forget. He alienates the ones who love him best, and just cannot believe that this is all there is to life.»

Making a concept album has all the potential in the world to fail miserably. At the same time, if it works out – it has the potential to grow beyond it’s own merits and be better than intended.

I’m not saying that this is as good as the mighty Truckers brilliant Southern Rock Opera, which is one of my favorite concept albums of all time. But James Low has gotten everything right here. You actually get the character, you believe in him – and feel his frustration.

He’s stuck in his own miserable life, and he has thought that same thought most of us have; “Is this really it? Is this what the rest my life is going to be like?“.

Then he actually tries to change things around, to get control back over his own life and destiny. I won’t reveal too much of the backstory, as this would destroy much of the fun of actually letting the Whiskey Farmer telling you himself.

But I’ll say this: If you’re into good lyrics, and enjoy real storytelling – this album is really worth checking out. The lyrics are great, and the band really kicks ass.

James Low will also continue to build this character in the months to come, by releasing videos where you can take part in how the persona evolves.

The first video “Thinking California“:

The James Low Western Front – Whiskey Farmer
The James Low Western Front – The Stars Don’t Care

The James Low Western Front’s Official Site, James Low on Facebook, Buy Whiskey Farmer