Month: December 2013

CLA Radio 12/27/13: 2013 Americana Releases

The next ConservativeLA Radio show (on Duane FM in the Hughniverse, Friday, 12/27, 7:00 Pacific/10:00 Eastern) will be a repeat of the 2013 Americana show originally broadcast on 11/15/13. Hope you can stop by and listen, and join us in chat! Spoiler set list: Audio Mash-Up: TBA Son Volt: Brick Walls The SteelDrivers: Shallow Grave Jim Lauderdale: Just Say You Want Me There Rory Block: Avalon Alan Jackson: There Is A Time Grace Potter: I Shall Be Released Del McCoury: Blues Rollin’ In Mavis Staples: Jesus Wept The Slide Brothers: Sunday School Blues Carrie Rodriguez: Get Back In Love...

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Let’s Get Something Straight

There’s something wrong with homosexuality. Can we agree on that?   Men and women are not designed to be that way. I’ve tried it with plumbing parts – it never works. Only male and female parts fit together right without an adapter, and I’m not going there with this. Yes, homosexuality is aberrant: deviant, divergent, abnormal, atypical, anomalous, or irregular. Why do I make this insensitive observation?  It’s not to be mean, I assure you. I just want to remind the self-righteous, indignant GLAADiators among us that the rest of us have a legitimate point of concern about their...

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CLA Radio 12/20/13: Blue Christmas

The next ConservativeLA Radio show (on Duane FM in the Hughniverse, Friday night, 12/20, 7:00 Pacific/10:00 Eastern) will be a rebroadcast of last year’s excellent Blue Christmas program. Not your standard-fare Christmas show, that much is certain! Hope you can stop by, listen to the show, and join us in chat. And Merry Christmas! Spoiler set list: Elvis Presley: Blue Christmas C.J. Chanier: Zydeco Christmas Sound Clip: Festivus B.B. King: Merry Christmas Baby James Brown: Funky Christmas Millennium Sound Clip: It’s A Wonderful Life Joe Williams: Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Dean Martin: The Christmas...

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CLA Radio 12/13/13: 2013 Passings

The next ConservativeLA Radio show (on Duane FM in the Hughniverse, Friday, 12/13, 7:00 Pacific/10:00 Eastern) will pay tribute to musicians who have exited the proverbial mortal coil in 2013. Re the set list below, some of the folks in question were sidemen; they are listed parenthetically where applicable. The list is not meant to be exhaustive, so some who passed on this year may not be included in the show, but I squeezed in as many as I could–and no doubt a few folks you’ve never heard of. One show note: Careful listeners will notice a logical flaw...

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