April 2023


We’re talking’ this show on the road! Yes, listeners, April’s playlist features a remote episode, recorded live in a hotel room on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Same great music, same goofy hosts, same sketchy audio quality!



Show notes from our April 2023 Spotify Podcast:



We started with Al’s ten submissions and Phoebe’s ten submissions, but our finished, 11-song playlist is put in an order that we think makes sense musically. Which is not same same order that we pick the songs during the picking ceremony heard during our podcast.

Notes (Quotes are from song lyrics):

  1. “Look at my flaws, look at my imperfections and all, look how you think that my mystique is a round of applause”

    Kendrick Lamar is back for his second visit this month, this time from 2016’s untitled unmastered.

  2. “We split the litter and he does not forget, sleeping in piles and nuzzling”

    We love this odd and orchestral song from the UK’s Adult Jazz.

  3. “So what would it take? And what would it take to make you learn? And what would it take? And what would it take to make you listen?”

    This is the first official visit to our playlist from Department of Eagles, but frontman Daniel Rosson was in December 2021’s playlist.

  4. “And I know it’s not in my hands, I’m just one little grain in all these shifting sands, there’s a lot you don’t see in this life, but sometimes you pick up on something in your strife”

    Peter Broderick has been a session musician for lots of people, and here he is with his own music from 2020’s Blackberry.

  5. “Oh there’s a beast that lives in the corner of my mind and you are the only one to who make his eyes appear kind”

    Holly Macve was in our October 2020 playlist with her “No One Has the Answers”. She’s got a great way with both melody and mood.

  6. “Which way will I run when I want something new? I don’t feel at home in this house anymore. Which way will I run when I’m over you? I don’t feel at home in this town”

    We’re really happy to feature this lovely song from Asheville’s Indigo De Souza.

  7. “If the world lives for a moment and every moment says goodbye, then I’m drawing for you yesterday, here’s what it looked like”

    Ireland’s Lisa O’Neill has a timeless voice that could be from any place or any decade.

  8. “You say boy, do you really love me? Well, I ain’t got much words to say, let me write my answer down in the sand by the waves”

    In addition to being a joy to listen to, Seasick Steve owns and plays a number of instruments of questionable lineage, including a guitar made of two hubcaps from a 1970 Morris Minor named Cynthia, and the “Three-String Trance Wonder”, a 1960’s era Japanese guitar with a 1950’s Harmony pickup attached with duct tape.

  9. “This land has brought me pain and sorrow, the Trailway’s coming through tomorrow, I’m leavin’, man, just as soon as I can Lord, from the Ohoopee River Bottomland”

    Larry Jon Wilson was either too late to the funk-country wave of the early 1970’s, or too early for the alt-country wave of the late 1990’s, but either way, his music is way too under-appreciated.

  10. “Out on the country, we could live like normal people, I could get a driver’s license, drive you ’round to see things, and out on the country, we’d be real nice to each other, I wouldn’t scream and yell and ramble ’bout my problems”

    For whatever reason, we can never seem to get enough of artists from Sweden who don’t sound like they’re from Sweden.

  11. “Look, here comes the missionary, with his smallpox and flu, he’s saving them savages, with his Higgs Boson blues”

    If Nick Cave were actually God, maybe we’d be a little more hopeful.


Both our Spotify playlist and our podcast are updated and released around the first of each month. This month’s episode was recorded in room 129 of the Wilbur and Orville Wright Hotel in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina.

Please enjoy and subscribe to out finished playlist on Spotify. If you enjoy our podcast, please both subscribe and leave us a review on iTunes or wherever you find your podcasts. Reviews are a super helpful way for people who make podcasts to find new listeners. And please tell your friends! Nothing beats good people talking to good people.

Thanks to Redemption High Rye Bopurbon for help in recording this month. Thanks to Jubilee Music and Beach Music in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. Thanks to our friends at the Wilbur and Orville Wright Hotel. Thanks to our bartenders at Tortugas Lie in Nags Head. Theme music is from “Red Eye” by E’s Jammy Jams, accordion music by Andrew Huang.

Featured image: This is what happens when Phoebe enjoys her shrimp and clams a little too much.

If you have questions or suggestions, feel free to let us know!

See you next month!


In the Distance, Oblivious
In the Distance, Oblivious
April 2023