DJ Mike Show #210 – 4/24/2021: Interview with Paul Myers and S.W. Lauden!

DJ Mike Lidskin spent ten years at a National Public Radio station in Chicago, returned to California in 1997 and created Twirl Radio, and now hosts 30 hours of programming a month at Woody Radio. His two shows, “The Show With No Name” and “The Saturday Thing”, feature 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 the DJ Mike Shows live on Tuesday nights at 8:00 p.m. PST and Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. PST at Woody Radio,

Artist | Track | Album
Sex 66 | I Dreamed I Was A Dragster | Grew Up Down
Tamar Berk | in the wild | the restless dreams of youth
Screams | Angeline’s Toys | Screams
The Cleaning Ladys | Beer For Breakfast | Whaduya Want Fer Free?
The Who | Bell Boy | Quadrophenia
Sunshine Boys | Joe Hill | Single release
In.Deed | Heart Attack | Everest
Krista D | Penny for your Thoughts | Look at me… I’m Krista D
Frank Black | Two Reelers | Teenager of the Year
Jim Trainor | Truth | Staring Down The Sun
The Corner Laughers | Chicken Bingo | Poppy Seeds
Elvis Costello | Big Tears | Taking Liberties
Edward Rogers | She’s the One | TV Generation
The Chandler Travis Philharmonic | Sexy Ivan With Bongo | The Ivan Variations
Rachel Taylor Brown | stagg field | Half Hours With the Lower Creatures
Lannie Flowers | Where Does Love Go | Circles
Little Guilt Shrine | What I’m Thinking | Boy Girl Boy
The Brothers Steve | Angeline | #1
Alpha Cat | Thatched Roof Glass House | Thatched Roof Glass House
Bellygunner | Heldtogetherbyasinglestitch | Machine Gun Built For Two
NRBQ | Green Lights | At Yankee Stadium
THE WELCOME MATT | My Town | More Empire Days
Allyson Seconds | Dig My Pig | Bag of Kittens (2020 Reissue)
The Amplifier Heads | Ghost Song | Music For Abandoned Amusement Parks
Death Of Samantha | Conviction | If Memory Serves Us Well
Girls On Grass | Who’s Gonna Cry | Single release
The Airport 77s | (When You’re Kissing On Me Do You Think Of) James McAvoy | Rotation
Jimmy Catlett | Grand | The Big Beat
Felsen | Temporary Diamonds On Display | Breaking Up With Loneliness
Aimee Mann | Goodbye Caroline | The Forgotten Arm
Adam Marsland | Cut and Run | Go West [Disc 1]

Paul Myers & S.W. Lauden interview
The Records | Starry Eyes | The Records/Shades In Bed
Michel Pagliaro | Lovin’ You Ain’t Easy | Rainshowers
20/20 | Yellow Pills | 20/20
Baby Lemonade | Pop Tarte | 68% Pure Imagination

Don Hawkins | Observation Blind | Observation Blind
mylittlebrother | Responsibility | Howl
Natalie Cortez | I Wanna Ride | Backyard
Pugwash | Everyone Knows That You’re Mine | Silverlake
Lisa Mychols | Endless Daydream | Sugar
Farrington | Celestial Worlds | Saturday In Nowhereland
Nolan Voide | I’m Not Myself Anymore | The Forever Endeavor
The Well Wishers | Hide Away | Shelf Life
Chris Church | Know | Game Dirt
Blake Jones | Three Jerks In A Jeep | The Homebound Tapes
Star Collector | Stranger (Renting Space In My Head) | Game Day
Elk City | No Depth | Everybody’s Insecure
Thee Holy Brothers | Let The Great World Spin | My Name Is Sparkle
Bill Lloyd | Lisa Anne | A Selection of Power Pop 1985-2020 15 Songs
The Morning Line | Nostradamus | North

So what do you do after you “Go All The Way”? Well, you “Go Further”. My guests on this show were Paul Myers and Steve “S.W.” Lauden, who put together a couple of books about power pop music, entitled, well, “Go All The Way”, and then “Go Further”!

The first book came out a couple of years ago, and was so much fun for all involved, that Paul and Steve decided to put together a second volume. Their titles are “editors”, but that sounds so sterile, and doesn’t even do them justice. They lovingly solicited and curated over 20 essays from some great music writers, musicians, and music writer/musicians. The two books are, as the guys say, literary appreciations of power pop. During our chat, we focused on the second one, which just came out.

It’s a fun read, with lots of quick vignettes from those who made the music, wrote about the music, or just love the music. Lots of insider stuff–and a few articles and quotes from some personal friends of mine. And yes, when you have a couple of great writers like Paul and Steve editing the book, they deserve to get their essays into the mix as well.

I really enjoyed Go Further. I discovered some “new to me” bands, and got the inside track on other artists that I thought I knew. And chatting with the guys was fun and lively. I hope they meet with tons of success on this one, so that we can have a third volume. More info at,of%20the%20last%20five%20decades.


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