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Posted by on May 16, 2015 in Conservative LA Radio, For Tribbles, Radio | 0 comments

CLA Radio 05/15/15: Gram Parsons

CLA Radio 05/15/15: Gram Parsons

The next ConservativeLA Radio show (on Duane FM in the Hughniverse, Friday night, 05/15/15, 7:00 Pacific/10:00 Eastern) will focus on the musical world of Gram Parsons. Call it Cosmic American Music–everybody else does. The show will include Gram’s own material as he performed it; songs he covered, as performed by the original (or other) artists; songs that he wrote, as performed by others; and perhaps some other combination that escapes my memory–in short, the musical universe he inhabited. If you don’t know much about Gram Parsons, this won’t be much of a biographical introduction, although there will be a bit of bio. Mostly the show just tosses you into the deep end of the pool to try to make sense of–which seems vaguely appropriate, if a bit self-serving on my part to say so. Since Gram was one of those 60s folks who flamed out young, there’s more than a bit of hagiography afoot when his name comes up. Suffice it to say that he was a critically important...

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Posted by on May 9, 2015 in Conservative LA Radio, For Tribbles, Radio | 0 comments

CLA Radio 05/08/15: B.B. King

CLA Radio 05/08/15: B.B. King

The next ConservativeLA Radio show (on Duane FM in the Hughniverse, Friday night, 05/08/15, 7:00 Pacific/10:00 Eastern) will focus on the music of B.B. King (who is apparently very ill), as well as excerpts from a great 2014 documentary called B.B. King: Life Of Riley, and music from a few of his primary musical influences. Hope you can stop by and listen, and join us in chat! Here’s the Spotify playlist. (I’m also on Twitter.) Set list (all songs are B.B. King unless otherwise noted): Life Of Riley documentary (2014), clip 1 When Love Comes To Town (with U2) Miss Martha King Got The Blues Life Of Riley documentary (2014), clip 2 3 O’Clock Blues You Know I Love You You Upset Me, Baby Bad Luck Every Day (I Have The Blues) Don’t Look Now But I’ve Got The Blues Life Of Riley documentary (2014), clip 3 Rock Me Baby Never Trust A Woman Eyesight To The Blind Why I Sing The Blues Get Off My Back Woman Life Of Riley...

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Posted by on May 2, 2015 in Conservative LA Radio, For Tribbles, Radio | 0 comments

CLA Radio 05/01/15: One-Hit Wonders (1955-1965)

CLA Radio 05/01/15: One-Hit Wonders (1955-1965)

The next ConservativeLA Radio show (on Duane FM in the Hughniverse, Friday night, 05/01/15, 7:00 Pacific/10:00 Eastern–and at 9:00 in Dallas) will consist of a very random sampling of one-hit wonders from the mid-1950s to the mid-1960s (another theme suggestion from Breck Nichols). Hope you can stop by and listen, and join us in chat! Here’s the Spotify playlist. (I’m also on Twitter.) Set list: Parenthetical information indicates peak chart date and position. The Three Chuckles: Runaround (Nov. 13, 1954, #20) Peggy King: Make Yourself Comfortable (Feb. 5, 1955, #30) Lenny Dee: Plantation Boogie (May 4, 1955, #19) Bonnie Lou: Daddy-O (Dec. 3, 1955, #14) The Turbans: When You Dance (Jan. 14, 1956, #33) Teddi King: Mr. Wonderful (Mar. 24, 1956, #18) The Cadets: Stranded In The Jungle (Jul. 28, 1956, #15) Little Joe & The Thrillers: Peanuts (Oct. 13, 1956, #22) Sil Austin: Slow Walk (Dec. 22, 1956, #17) Russell Arms: Cinco Robles (Five Oaks) (Feb. 23, 1957, #22) Marvin Rainwater: Gonna Find Me A Bluebird (Jun. 10,...

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