3/28/2012 Freewheelin'


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Angie Pykonen (of KFAI's In Your Ear) and I were joined by a couple of guests this afternoon:

Ron Thums (formerly of the great, sorely missed, Friday night show "Radio Rumpus Room"), stopped in to participate in the hijinx and keep the show focused in the right direction, whatever that means.

Also, Tea Simpson of L'Assassins stopped by. Freewheelin' is sponsoring the L'Assassins Record Release & Pajama Party, Saturday night at Lee's. Reckless Ones, Violent Shifter & DJ Travis will also be perfoming.

Here's the poop, directly from the event facebook page:
KFAI's Freewheelin' presents the L'Assassins Record Release, Video Premiere, and Pajama Party at Lee's Liquor Lounge. The lasses will be releasing their self-titled CD EP and 7PM-Go/Backseat Bomp vinyl 7-inch. The event is also the debut screening of L'Assassins' "Gonna' Git That Man" music video. The '60s-camp, Martian-invasion themed video is written and directed by Tyler Jensen, whom the band met via casting of a film short from his herculean "30 Films in 30 Days" project, this past summer.

The release party also features Reckless Ones, the modern-rockabilly powerhouse, who have been making waves nationally, as well as internationally, this past year. The evening opens with psychobilly garage rockers, The Violent Shifters; and DJ about town, Travis Ramin will be spinning tunes throughout the night.

Lyn-Lake's vintage clothing store, Tatters, will be on hand to pajama-fit those not-in-the-know arriving in street clothes, and to award prizes for "best PJ's" and "most glamorous lingerie."

Anyway, Tea is a cool lady and we were thrilled she could stop in. Unfortunately, with all the pledge drive hoopla, we couldn't give her as much time as we would like. We did manage to chat a bit, play a couple of L'Assassins and Reckless Ones songs, and have a few giggles. Hopefully, she and her bandmates will be back on the show sometime soon.

Thanks to all of you who made a pledge to Freewheelin'. I love ya'.

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Playlist Tracks: 
THEME SONG: Dave Alvin - Walk Right In
Album: Public Domain; Label: Hightone
Steve Kaul & The Brass Kings - Stand Up Frank
Album: Machine; Label: Steve Kaul Dot Com
James Loney & The Midnight Troubadours - Pick Me Up On The Other Side
Album: The Other Side of Dark; Label: self-release (look him up on the web)
Little Feat - Missin' You
Album: Raw Tomatos; Label: Hot Tomato
Van Morrison - Bright Side Of The Road
Album: Into The Music; Label: Warner
Lifty Dizz - We're Gonna' Boogie
Album: 45 single; Label: Chicken Scratch
Justin Townes Earle - Baby's Got A Bad Idea
Album: Nothing's Gonna Change the Way You Feel About Me; Label: Bloodshot
Tiny Topsy - Ah Shucks Baby
Album: 45 single; Label: Federal
The Preachers - Who Are You?
Album: Garage Beat '66; vol. 3; Label: Sundazed
L'Assassins - 7 PM
Album: 7" EP; Label: Big Action
Reckless Ones - Summer Streets
Album: Set The World On Fire; Label: Big Action
Larry Dowd - Blues Swingin' Mama
Album: 45 single; Label: Spinning Records
L'Assassins - Gonna Get That Man
Album: 7" EP; Label: Big Action
Fireball Steven & His Southern Rhythm Boys - Shorty The Barber
Album: Eternety; Label: NBT
Steve Goodman - Mama Don't Allow
Album: Jessie's Jig & Other Favorites; Label: Red Pajama
Dave Alvin & The Guiltywomen - Nana & Jimi
Album: Dave Alvin & The Guiltywomen; Label: Yep Roc
Rolling Stones - Everybody Need Somebody To Love
Album: Rolling Stone #2; Label: Decca
Molly Maher - Chicken (live)
Album: Cast Your Bread EP; Label: Real Phonic
The Fret Tones - Poor Little Baby
Album: Down On My Luck; Label: Dom
Ray Wylie Hubbard - Mother Blues
Album: The Grifter's Hymnal; Label: Bordello
Tony Joe White - Polk Salad Annie
Album: Black & White; Label: Warner
Van Morrison / Lonnie Donnegan / Chris Barber - Good Morning Blues
Album: Skiffle Sessions; Label: Pointblank
Garland Jeffreys - Rock & Roll Music
Album: The King Of In Between; Label: Luna Park
Nathan James - Blues Headache
Album: What You Make of It; Label: Delta Groove
Air Date: 
March 28, 2012