Archives for : May2013

Debts Playlist – 5/18/13

“debts no honest man can pay” playlist – 5/18/13
saturdays noon-2pm et 

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stuck between stations – the hold steady

the hearts of boston – franz nicolay
do the struggle – franz nicolay
did your broken heart make you who you are – franz nicolay
frankie stubbs’ tears – franz nicolay
dead sailors – franz nicolay

diane young – vampire weekend
get lucky – daft punk featuring pharrell williams
entertainment – phoenix

mad tom of bedlam – jolie holland
snowman – cory branan
cut throat – javi garcia 
mercy mercy mercy – greg brown
i want my crown – ry cooder
clap hands – tom waits

rose tattoo – dropkick murphys w/bruce springsteen 
high heel leather boots – baby bee
recovery – frank turner 
pure pain – kurt vile
taste it – jake bugg

the coming tide – luke winslow-king
gal from kitchen’s field – wayne hancock 
firecracker – frazey ford

that time is gone – the db’s





Howlin’ with the Brotherhood of the Dancin’ Pants

The Howlin' Brothers

The Howlin’ Brothers are playing at my house, MY house. Left to right – Ben Plasse, Ian Craft, Jared Green


So, I got an e-mail a couple of weeks ago from Mood Indigo Entertainment‘s John Porter. John’s one of the really cool people who have provided the show with a lot of great music over the years, and manages The Howlin’ Brothers, a band I like quite a bit.

Their new album, Howl, is one of my favorite albums of the year so far. It was produced by the superlative power pop raconteur Brendan Benson, features a guest appearance by jam-rock superhero Warren Haynes, but make no mistake, the Howlin’ Brothers are awesome regardless of who their collaborators are.

And in a world where others put on their dancin’ shoes, the Howlin’ Brothers hit the stage each night wearing their dancin’ pants.

The e-mail’s pretty straight-up. The Howlin’s have a last-minute booking at The Evening Muse – a wonderful little live music venue here in Charlotte, NC where people go because they WANT to hear live music, as opposed to the many places people go to because they want to go the bar, and there happens to be live music for them to ignore.

Anyway, John sends out a missive, inquiring whether any of us radio types would like to be on the list for the show.

Of course, I say yes…then I roll the dice…

me: Any chance they might be available to record an interview for my show. If not, no big deal. Doesn’t hurt to ask. 🙂

John: Of course they’ll have time. Tell me when and where you want ’em…

me: That would be so cool! Thank you! I’ve got a recording set-up in my house. If they wanted to swing by my place around  6, that would be awesome.

John: Have a good time with ’em. About how many songs do ya think they should be prepared to play?

me: I was just expecting to do a Q & A, but if they wanted to play a couple songs, that would be awesome! I’m just happy to get an interview.

John: Hey man, up to you – if you have room/time – they LIVE to play…

John was not kiiding. Ian, Ben and Jared are three of the most talented, laidback and friendliest guys I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting.

We recorded an interview which we ran on the May 11 show, and my good friend Roland Basdeo caught their performance on video. I’ve posted everything below. Enjoy!

 Howlin’ Brothers Interview (audio)

Greenberg with The Howlin' Brothers

Left to right – Ben Plasse, Greenberg, Ian Craft, Jared Green (photo by Roland Basdeo – 2013)

“Debts” Rebroadcasts on Sunday Nights in Detroit


PMCR – Where live broadcasts of “Debts” are heard every Saturday.


WBFH, where “Debts” rebroadcasts can now be heard on Sunday nights.


The 10th birthday/anniversary gifts keep coming!

First, the relaunch of and now this!

Now, you have TWO places you can hear our little radio show that could!

In addition to live Saturday broadcasts on Plaza Midwood Community Radio, “Debts No Honest Man Can Pay” rebroadcasts can now be heard Sunday nights at 7pm on The Biff – WBFH 88.1 FM in Bloomfield Hills, MI, and at

Crazy stupid monster props to our good friend Ronnie Wittebols over at WBFH for making this possible.

We’re thrilled to the gills and tickled to tears to be back on terrestrial radio in The D where it all started. Man, it feels good to be home again!





Debts Playlist – 5/11/13

“debts no honest man can pay” playlist – 5/11/13
saturdays noon-2pm et 

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howling wind – the alarm

big time – the howlin’ brothers
delta queen- the howlin’ brothers

howlin’ brothers interview

boatman dance – the howlin’ brothers
tennessee blues – the howlin’ brothers

rouse yourself – jc brooks & the uptown sound
security –  jc brooks & the uptown sound
ordinary -jc brooks & the uptown sound
before you die – jc brooks & the uptown sound

howl – the gaslight anthem
howl – black rebel motorcycle club
howl – florence & the machine
howlin’ for you – the black keys

kv crimes – kurt vile
calico county – steve earle & the dukes (& duchesses)
stuck on the treadmill – richard thompson
from a window seat – dawes
i’m not sayin’ – the replacements
cut throat – javi garcia

howling wind – graham parker & the rumor






“Debts” Playlist – 5/4/13

“debts no honest man can pay” playlist – 5/4/13
saturdays noon-2pm et 

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tell me when it’s over (live) – the dream syndicate

tell me that you love me – the howlin’ brothers
oh me oh my – deadstring brothers
punch bowl – punch brothers

snowflakes are dancing – kurt vile
striaght and narrow – richard thompson
cut throat – javi garcia
bad as me – shovels & rope
bear witness – dawes
two fingers – jake bugg

down the road – steve earle
down the road pt. II – steve earle & the dukes (& duchesses)

this time – the new mendicantts
the weakest shade of blue – pernice brothers
what you do to me – teenage fanclub
face like summer – gorky’s zygotic mynci
goldmine – jonny

i don’t live in a dream – jackie greene
like a ball & chain – jackie greene
follow you – jackie greene
ghosts of promised lands – jackie greene

let ‘em talk – luke winslow-king
what i mean to you – justin townes earle
so long honeybee, goodbye – pokey lafarge & the south city three
please don’t water it down – the two man gentlemen band

when it began – the replacements