Tuesday June 30th 2009, 1:40 pm
Tonight in LA: Leslie and the Badgers Record Release Party
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Leslie and The Badgers

Tonight at Spaceland is the Leslie and the Badgers Record Release Party with Eagle Winged Palace, The Chapin Sisters and Olin and the Moon. PLUS! My all girl-dj collective Gold Dust will be DJing between sets! Show starts promptly at 9. Email breddell9@gmail.com to get on the $5 dollar guest list. First 100 folks get a kazoo and I’m told there will be face painting. YES!

Leslie and the Badgers-Los Angeles

Tuesday June 30th 2009, 12:12 pm
‘When You Awake Show’ Recap
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Click here to listen to the “When You Awake Show” we recorded yesterday of Bob Dylan cover tunes.  There’s also a sneak peek at the new Leslie and the Badgers album Roomful of Smoke which is officially being released on July 7th. You can hear a handful of the tunes towards the end of the episode. Enjoy!

The Band- When I Paint My Masterpiece ** The Boxtops- I Shall Be Released ** Byrds- It’s All Over Now. Baby Blue ** Rod Stewart- Tomorrow Is A Long Time ** Kitty Wells- Forever Young ** Johnny Cash- Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right ** Jerry Jeff Walker- One Too Many Mornings** Waylon Jennings- Girl From The North Country ** Linda Ronstadt- I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight ** Flying Burrito Brothers- To Ramona ** Beau Brummels- One Too Many Mornings ** Gene Clark- Tears of Rage ** The Dillards- Walkin’ Down The Line** Beach Boys- The Times They Are A-Changin’ ** Jeff Tweedy- Simple Twist of Fate ** Jeff Buckley- If You See Her, Say Hello ** Antony and the Johnsons- Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door** Neko Case- Buckets of Rain ** Nina Simone- Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues ** Lucinda Williams- Masters of War ** Richard and Linda Thompson- I’ll Keep It With Mine ** The Beatles- Mama, You Been On My Mind ** Nick Drake- Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright ** Magnet- Lay Lady Lay ** Leslie and the Badgers- Los Angeles ** Leslie and the Badgers- Silly ** Leslie and the Badgers- Salvation ** Leslie and the Badgers- It’s Okay To Trip **  plus bonus tracks:  Bobbie Gentry- Mississippi Delta ** Townes Van Zandt- Black Widow Blues ** Jim Ford- I’m Gonna Make Her Love Me ** Sandra Rhodes- Sowed Love and Reaped the Heartache

Tuesday June 30th 2009, 11:28 am
Video of the Day: Elvis Presley
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YouTube Preview ImageElvis Presley- Polk Salad Annie

When I play this song tonight at the Leslie and the Badgers Record Release Party, I expect everyone to pull out their best Elvis Presley dance moves. I’d particularly like to see the one that starts around the 3:20 mark. Please?

Monday June 29th 2009, 11:14 am
Ticket Giveaway: Leslie and the Badgers Record Release Show
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We are giving away three (3) pairs of tickets to attend the Leslie and the Badgers Record Release Show on Tuesday, June 30th at Spaceland. The show is 21+ with The Chapin Sisters, Eagle Winged Palace and Olin and the Moon performing. My DJ collective, Gold Dust, has also been asked to spin in-between sets! To win, e-mail whenyouawakela @ gmail.com (subject: Badgers) and tell us your favorite song about animals. Include your first and last name in the email. Three winners will be picked and contacted. Tix for the show are $8 and you can buy them in advance here.  Check out the video of Leslie and the Badgers/Olin and the Moon and…me below. Learn this tune now cause you know it’s gonna be the big sing-a-long tomorrow night!

YouTube Preview ImageLeslie and the Badgers – It’s Okay to Trip feat Olin and the Moon

Monday June 29th 2009, 10:37 am
‘When You Awake’ On The Air Today
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Tune into Little Radio today from 2-4 pm (PST) for  the “When You Awake Show.” We are dedicating this week’s episode to Bob Dylan and all of the amazing covers that I couldn’t fit on to last week’s Bob Dylan Goes Twang: Part 4 Mixtape.  Tune in to check out Dylan covers (that have yet to appear on one of our mixtapes!) by Kitty Wells, Waylon Jennings, Beau Brummels, Johnny Cash, Jeff Buckley and more.

Monday June 29th 2009, 10:33 am
Video of the Day: The Byrds
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YouTube Preview ImageThe Byrds-You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere

The Byrds performing “You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere” on Hugh Hefner’s Playboy After Dark tv show on September 9, 1968. The lineup  was Roger McGuinn, Gene Parsons, John York and Clarence White.

Friday June 26th 2009, 12:27 pm
Dylan Goes Twang: Part Four
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For the latest edition of our Twang Series, we once again return to the great Bob Dylan. Dylan Goes Twang: Part Four features cover tunes by The Beatles, Van Morrison, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Taj Mahal and more. Be sure to check out Part One, Part Two and Part Three if you missed them.

Friday June 26th 2009, 11:41 am
Video of the Day: Jeannie C. Riley
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YouTube Preview ImageJeannie C. Riley – Harper Valley PTA

Jeannie C. Riley performing her hit “Harper Valley PTA” live on the Grand Ole Opry. According to Wikipedia (can anyone confirm or deny this?), Jeannie C. Riley passed away yesterday, June 25th, 2009. Hoping it’s false…

Thursday June 25th 2009, 5:46 pm
Snapshot: Allman Brothers
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Drug Possession. Jackson, Alabama, March 22, 1971

Thursday June 25th 2009, 12:26 pm
Jim James To Release George Harrison Tribute
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My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James, using the pseudonym Yim Yames, is set to release a George Harrison Tribute EP entitled Tribute To. The record features two Harrison songs from his time in the Beatles while the other four are taken from Harrison’s masterpiece, All Things Must Pass. He apparently recorded the EP shortly after Harrison’s death in 2001 and finally decided to release it 8 years later. The record is set to be released August 4, 2009 via ATO Records, but for those of you who can’t wait, they will be releasing the entire EP via download on YimYames.com starting July 7. A portion of the proceeds from the EP will go to benefit the Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary. James’ take on “Behind That Locked Door”, which appears on the EP, also appeared on our George Harrison Goes Twang mixtape back in May. If you missed the mix, click here to check it out.

Tribute To Tracklist:
1 Long, Long, Long
2 Behind That Locked Door
3 Love You To
4 My Sweet Lord
5 Ballad of Sir Frankie Crisp (Let It Roll)
6 All Things Must Pass