Sunday, September 13, 2015


Another great night. Another night where I look back on the playlist, see where we started, and wonder how we ended up where we did. Beautiful.

The last half hour or so in particular was especially enjoyable. As a Twitter fan said: "Punk soul (Social Distortion), Prince covers (Lydia Loveless), and King Albert (Albert King)?? What madman is in charge here?"

Doin' that slow burn last section made me want to try a show where I just come in, kill the lights, and let it simmer all night. All smoky and dark and mysterious, like those cheesy early 90's movies where you see the host in the dark booth and the producer in another room late at night. Maybe we'll give that a go one of these days.

Peep the playlist HERE

Thursday, September 10, 2015

September 10, 2015 Playlist

Tune in to Dirty Roots Radio every Thursday night from 8 to 10 p.m. (central). Listen live HERE.  Can't listen live?  Catch up with the archive of the show each week HERE.

Bo Diddley, Ron Wood & Friends – C’mon Everybody
Bo Diddley, Ron Wood & Friends – Tweedle Dee
N.W.A. – Express Yourself
Link Wray – Rumble
Son Volt – Drown
Willie Nelson – Bloody Mary Morning
Iggy & the Stooges – Search and Destroy
Howlin’ Wolf – Evil (Is Goin’ On)
James Brown – It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World
Living Colour – Love Rears Its Ugly Head
The Rolling Stones – Far Away Eyes
Bruce Springsteen – Born To Run
Del Close & John Brent – Basic Hip
William S. Burroughs – Old Western Movies
The Clash – Career Opportunities
R.L. Burnside w/the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Shake ‘Em on Down
Johnny Cash – Big River [live]
The Head Cat – Big River
Motorhead – Sympathy For The Devil
The Bottle Rockets – Monday (Every Time I Turn Around)
The Bottle Rockets – Dog
The Mavericks – Dance the Night Away
Gil Scott-Heron – I’m New Here
Lee Hazlewood – Pray Them Bars Away
Aerosmith – Last Child
Aerosmith – No More No More
Social Distortion – Bakersfield
Lydia Loveless – I Would Die 4 U
Mattie Gardner – Green Sally Up
Albert King – I’ll Play the Blues  for You, Pts. 1 – 2
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers – The Last DJ
Link Wray – Batman Theme 

Thursday, September 3, 2015


Fresh off the triumph of last week, we were plagued with technical issues yet again.

A faithful few located close enough to tune in on an actual radio were along for the ride, but this one amounted to a dude just playin' rekkids. Tryin' to find my way through church without a congregation.

So...what are we gonna do about these technical issues? Lots to think about. Lots I'm working through. The winds of change are blowing. Stay tuned for....something...

Hoping to get firing on all cylinders again next week!

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September 3, 2015 Playlist

Tune in to Dirty Roots Radio every Thursday night from 8 to 10 p.m. (central). Listen live HERE.  Can't listen live?  Catch up with the archive of the show each week HERE.

Waylon Jennings – Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way
Joe Johnson – The Gila Monster
Hasil Adkins – Ducken
Hasil Adkins – No More Hot Dogs
David Dondero – Job Boss
House of Pain – Shamrocks & Shenanigans (Butch Vig Remix)
The Clash – Remote Control
The Clash – Police On My Back
The Sex Pistols – Pretty Vacant
Alex Chilton – Sugar, Sugar/I Got the Feelin’
Dwight Yoakam – Liar
Kid Koala – 1  bt Blues (10,000 Miles)
Son House – Grinnin’ In Your Face
Nerf Herder – Van Halen
Cub Koda – You’re the Only One, Delores
Marty Stuart – Badlands
Hank Williams – Hey Good Lookin’
Mike Ness – Six More Miles
Eddie Spaghetti – I Don’t Wanna Grow Up
X – Soul Kitchen
The Clash – (White Man) In Hammersmith Palais
Jason & the Scorchers – Self Sabotage
T-Model Ford – She Asked Me So I Told Her
John Doe – Just For the Hell of It
The Replacements – Busted Up
David Dondero – Rothko Chapel
Elvis Costello – Alison
Bob Reuter – Dark Night Of The Soul