Aquarium Drunkard: Sidecar/April 27, 2020
Welcome to Sidecar, Aquarium Drunkard's three-times-a-week dispatch of audio ephemera, recommendations, and links. Do you appreciate our 24/4 radio stream, weekly two-hour show on Sirius/XM, Transmissions podcast, The Lagniappe Sessions—where your favorite artists cover their favorite artists—and our deep dive interviews, historical features, mixtapes, and audio/visual excursions? If you do, the best way to support AD is to contribute funds via Patreon. Pledge, get cool stuff, and support independent media.
Adult Swim x Aquarium Drunkard
Saturday night saw AD taking over the Adult Swim stream, which aired both the Aquarium Drunkard Picture Show and a visual edition of Radio Free Aquarium Drunkard's late night call-in show The Tonight Zone. Tune in Friday night for the next installment on Radio Free AD, call 1 (83) DRUNKARD to submit your questions/concerns/ideas to the Llama, and standby for more potential collaborations with Adult Swim in the near future.
73s and 88s: The Ballad of Runnin Bare and Lil White Dove
Guest contributor David Obuchowski shares the story of Runnin Bare and Lil White Dove, an independent printing house that serviced CB radio enthusiasts. A story of connection, tragedy, and the complicated legacy of skewed Americana.
It Has to Be About Need: The Mysteries of Lucinda Williams’ Good Souls Better Angels
On the apocalyptic Good Souls Better Angels, Lucinda Williams grapples with pain, mortality, and the devil. She joins us to discuss the album’s apocalyptic themes, breaking with the familiar, and how she stays in touch with the sense of mystery that has always fueled her work.
Transmissions :: UFOria (1985)—An Appreciation
A digital screening of UFOria, the 1985 science fiction comedy starring Cindy Williams, Fred Ward, and Harry Dean Stanton. At once sweet, earnest, silly, and wry, Jason P. Woodbury and Chad DePasquale suggest it’s perfect quarantine viewing. Tune in.
Some for Bohannon (A Mixtape)
“Some for Bohannon,” a celebration and glance at the funky creations of Hamilton Bohannon: a drummer, song writer, and record producer who, as Ron Wynn noted, perfected a “formula of heavy, thudding bass accents and aggressive rhythms”. He passed away April 24, 2020. Rest in peace.