After ten years at a National Public Radio station in Chicago, Mike Lidskin returned to California in 1997 and created Twirl Radio, a weekly two hour radio program which features the finest independent music and artists from the rock era. Mike’s on a mission to not “just spin rock music, but to educate listeners about this vital art form.” Indeed, he doesn’t just announce the songs, but gives histories about some of the artists, the albums, and the songs themselves.
You can catch Twirl live each Saturday afternoon, from 4:00 to 6:00 PM PST on Sacramento’s Voice, KUBU 96.5 FM, and archived right here, as well as at http://www.twirlradio.com. If you haven’t headed into your Saturday night with an earful of Twirl, you’re doing it wrong!
Artist | Track | Album
The Cherry Bluestorms | Daisy Chain | Transit Of Venus
The Beauty Shop | Personal Jesus | Parasol’s Sweet Sixteen, Volume Three
Bud Rogers | Fight Or Flight | Starman
R. Stevie Moore & Jason Falkner | Stamps | Make It Be
Maxi Dunn | Weather Warning | The Neglected Gambit
Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians | Driving Aloud (Radio Storm) | RESPECT
Interview with Thor Harris of Thor & Friends
Thor & Friends | Carpet Creeps | The Subversive Nature Of Kindness
Thor & Friends | 90 Metres | The Subversive Nature Of Kindness
Celsi, Bragg & Maitland | To Her Door | The Road To Glasgow
Gene Loves Jezebel | IZITME | Dance Underwater
The Pengwins | Go Away (Nervous Mix) | Single release
Gail George | Out Of Sight | Bloom
Duncan Faure | World Stood Still | Anthology
Sean O’Brien and His Dirty Hands | Mistakes | Mistakes
The Armoires | Responsible | Incidental Light Show
The Welcome Matt | Boutique City | More Empire Days
Lost Bayou Ramblers | Rice Pump | Kalenda
(Podcast ends here, due to fire alarm. Once safely back in the building, I played the following songs on the radio, but did not get a recording of this portion of the show):
Adam Marsland | Mau Ke Mana | Bulé
Vegas With Randolph | Above The Blue | Above The Blue
Matt North | I Sold It All | Above Ground Fools
Felsen | Lay Kenneth Lay | Accidental Drowning
Sunshine Boys | Schoolyard Bully | Single release
THIS WEEK’S GUEST:
Today’s show was supposed to have been an interview doubleheader, but alas, sometimes things happen. Today’s “thing” was a fire alarm in the KUBU 96.5 FM building, which forced me to cut short my phone call with Louis Michot of Lost Bayou Ramblers, even before the interview started. I had to evacuate from the building for several minutes, but eventually was let in, to finish up my show. So we will reschedule with him in a couple of weeks.
So here’s what did work right: we got to chat with Thor Harris of avant garde musical collective Thor & Friends! They create some peaceful, yet challenging, sonic landscapes. Thor actually builds some of the instruments himself, when he’s got a specific sound he’s looking for. Their new album, “The Subversive Nature of Kindness”, was recorded without any ego involved, but with three collaborators working together to create something peaceful and soothing for an agitated world to listen to. More information at: www.thorharris.org.
I also made a radio announcement at about 15 minutes into the show: I will be starting a second radio show at Woody Radio! I will be joining my friends over there, starting this coming Tuesday, November 21st, from 8:00-11:00 p.m. Pacific time. It will be a music show, similar to Twirl, and it will broadcast live on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month. Big thanks to DJ Gidget, who offered me this shot on the radio. Give a listen to it, and to the other great rock music programs there, at www.woodyradio.com.