Swing 'n' Country and the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists

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It is two and a half minutes
Swing 'n' Country and the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists

It is two and half minutes… until the next song.

 

Gareth Jenkins, who hosts Music from the True Vine on the third Saturday, once told me that Swing n’ Country is three hours of two and half minute songs. I always remembered those words and thought they had some deeper metaphysical meaning but did not know what it was.

Recently I read an update from the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists regarding the Doomsday Clock. The Clock is a symbol that represents the likelihood of a man-made global catastrophe. Maintained since 1947 by the members of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, the Clock is a metaphor for threats to humanity. The Clock's original setting in 1947 was seven minutes to midnight. It has been set backward and forward 24 times since then. The clock currently reads two and a half minutes to midnight.

I put 2 ½ and 2 ½ together and came up with three hours of Swing & Country songs that are FCC certified 150 seconds or less. So, if we are just a few minutes away from eternity wouldn’t you want to hear your favorite song on your favorite radio station? Tune in to KBOO.fm this Saturday 6-9 am left coast time as we countdown to our own personal midnight with our friends Hank, Patsy, Johnny and a few others. Stay tuned for Music from the True Vine afterwards.

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Episode Playlist

  • Time
    6:01
    Artist
    Mavis Staples
    Song
    Don't Knock
    Album
    You Are Not Alone
    Label
    Anti/Epitaph
  • Time
    6:04
    Artist
    The Red Stick Ramblers
    Song
    Bring It on Down to My House
    Album
    Bring It on Down
    Label
    Memphis International Records
  • Time
    6:07
    Artist
    The Little Willies
    Song
    I Gotta Get Drunk
    Album
    The Little Willies
    Label
    Blue Note Records
  • Time
    6:10
    Artist
    Harry Choates
    Song
    Wrong Keyhole
    Album
    Fiddle King of Cajun Swing
    Label
    Arhoolie Records
  • Time
    6:13
    Artist
    Bill Haley
    Song
    Rocket '88' (Remastered)
    Album
    30 Original Hits
    Label
    Play Digital
  • Time
    6:16
    Artist
    Todd Snider
    Song
    Nashville
    Album
    East Nashville Skyline
    Label
    Aimless Records
  • Time
    6:19
    Artist
    Roger Miller
    Song
    King of the Road
    Album
    20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Roger Miller
    Label
    Mercury Nashville
  • Time
    6:22
    Artist
    The Mavericks
    Song
    Just a Memory
    Album
    What a Crying Shame
    Label
    Geffen*
  • Time
    6:25
    Artist
    Corb Lund Band
    Song
    Daughter Don't You Marry No Guitar Picker
    Album
    Five Dollar Bill
    Label
    Stony Plain Records
  • Time
    6:28
    Artist
    Whiskeytown
    Song
    I Still Miss Someone
    Album
    Strangers Almanac (Deluxe Edition)
    Label
    Geffen
  • Time
    6:31
    Artist
    The Ozark Mountain Daredevils
    Song
    Cobblestone Mountain
    Album
    The Car Over the Lake Album
    Label
    A&M
  • Time
    6:34
    Artist
    Patti Page
    Song
    Let Me Go Lover
    Album
    Patti Page en Stéreorama (Stereo Version)
    Label
  • Time
    6:37
    Artist
    Ryan Bingham
    Song
    I Don't Know
    Album
    Crazy Heart (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) [Deluxe Edition]
    Label
    New West Records
  • Time
    6:40
    Artist
    Ray Price
    Song
    Are You Sure
    Album
    Night Life
    Label
    SINETONE AMR
  • Time
    6:43
    Artist
    She & Him
    Song
    Stars fell on Alabama
    Album
    Classics
    Label
    Columbia
  • Time
    6:46
    Artist
    The Secret Sisters
    Song
    My Heart Skips a Beat
    Album
    The Secret Sisters
    Label
    Universal Records
  • Time
    6:49
    Artist
    The Lovin' Spoonful
    Song
    Darlin' Companion
    Album
    Very Best of the Lovin' Spoonful
    Label
    RCA Records Label
  • Time
    6:52
    Artist
    Leroy Van Dyke
    Song
    Walk On By
    Album
    100 Country Classics Volume 3
    Label
    Classic Music International
  • Time
    6:55
    Artist
    Sir Douglas Quintet
    Song
    I Wanna Be Your Mama Again
    Album
    The Best of Doug Sahm & Sir Douglas Quintet (1968 - 1975)
    Label
    Mercury Records
  • Time
    6:58
    Artist
    Copper & Coal
    Song
    Good Time Gal
    Album
    Copper & Coal
    Label
    Copper & Coal
  • Time
    7:01
    Artist
    Moot Davis
    Song
    Jug of Wine
    Album
    Moot Davis
    Label
    Little Dog Records
  • Time
    7:04
    Artist
    Robbie Fulks
    Song
    Every Kind of Music but Country
    Album
    Country Love Songs
    Label
    Bloodshot Records
  • Time
    7:07
    Artist
    Dale Hawkins
    Song
    Susie Q
    Album
    Daredevil
    Label
    Norton Records/Dale Hawkins Records
  • Time
    7:10
    Artist
    The Everly Brothers
    Song
    Bird Dog
    Album
    Wave Goodbye
    Label
    Prime Time Sounds
  • Time
    7:13
    Artist
    Neko Case & Her Boyfriends
    Song
    Bowling Green
    Album
    The Virginian
    Label
    Mint Records, Inc.
  • Time
    7:16
    Artist
    Harry McLintock
    Song
    Big Rock Candy Mountain
    Album
    O Brother Where Art Thou?
    Label
    RCA Records Label Nashville
  • Time
    7:19
    Artist
    Willie Nelson
    Song
    Staring Each Other Down
    Album
    Always On My Mind
    Label
    Columbia Nashville
  • Time
    7:22
    Artist
    Jessi Colter
    Song
    I'm Looking for Blue Eyes
    Album
    Wanted! The Outlaws
    Label
    Columbia
  • Time
    7:25
    Artist
    Madeleine Peyroux
    Song
    Lovesick Blues
    Album
    Dreamland
    Label
    Atlantic Records
  • Time
    7:28
    Artist
    Steve Miller Band
    Song
    Dance, Dance, Dance
    Album
    Fly Like an Eagle
    Label
    Steve Miller - Owned
  • Time
    7:33
    Artist
    Van Morrison
    Song
    There Stands the Glass
    Album
    Pay the Devil
    Label
    Legacy Recordings
  • Time
    7:36
    Artist
    Cyndi Lauper
    Song
    Walkin' after Midnight
    Album
    Detour
    Label
    Rhino
  • Time
    7:39
    Artist
    The Stanley Brothers
    Song
    Angel Band
    Album
    Country Pickin'
    Label
    Black Sheep Music
  • Time
    7:42
    Artist
    Buckles
    Song
    Honky Tonk Mind
    Album
    Meet The Buckles
    Label
    Buckles
  • Time
    7:45
    Artist
    Townes Van Zandt
    Song
    Blue Ridge Mountains
    Album
    High, Low and in Between
    Label
    Capitol Records
  • Time
    7:48
    Artist
    Buck Owens
    Song
    I've Got a Tiger By the Tail
    Album
    21 #1 Hits: The Ultimate Collection
    Label
    Rhino
  • Time
    7:51
    Artist
    Hank Williams
    Song
    Honky Tonk Blues
    Album
    20 Of Hank Williams' Greatest Hits
    Label
    Mercury Records
  • Time
    7:55
    Artist
    Conway Twitty
    Song
    It's Only Make Believe
    Album
    20 Greatest Hits (Re-Recorded Versions)
    Label
    Sheridan Square Records
  • Time
    7:58
    Artist
    Loretta Lynn
    Song
    You Ain't Woman Enough
    Album
    Coal Miner's Daughter
    Label
    Horizon
  • Time
    8:02
    Artist
    The Beat Farmers
    Song
    Showbiz
    Album
    Tales From The New West
    Label
    Rhino
  • Time
    8:05
    Artist
    Tex Williams
    Song
    You Broke Your Promise
    Album
    Smokin'
    Label
    Turntable Recordings
  • Time
    8:08
    Artist
    Merle Haggard
    Song
    Mama Tried
    Album
    Fightin' Side of Me
    Label
    Gusto Records
  • Time
    8:11
    Artist
    Nanci Griffith
    Song
    Ford Econoline
    Album
    Lone Star State of Mind
    Label
    UMC (Universal Music Catalogue)
  • Time
    8:14
    Artist
    The Cornell Hurd Band
    Song
    Here Comes My Ball and Chain Again
    Album
    Down to the Promised Land - Five Years of Bloodshot Records
    Label
    Bloodshot Records
  • Time
    8:17
    Artist
    BR5-49
    Song
    I Ain't Never
    Album
    BR5-49
    Label
    Legacy Recordings
  • Time
    8:20
    Artist
    Anne Murray
    Song
    Snowbird
    Album
    This Way Is My Way
    Label
    EMI Music Canada
  • Time
    8:23
    Artist
    Merle Haggard And The Strangers
    Song
    Turn Your Radio On
    Album
    I'm Gonna Break Every Heart I Can
    Label
    Gusto
  • Time
    8:26
    Artist
    Vince Gill
    Song
    I'll Take Texas
    Album
    The Key
    Label
    MCA Nashville
  • Time
    8:29
    Artist
    Ryan Adams & The Cardinals
    Song
    A Kiss Before I Go
    Album
    Jacksonville City Nights
    Label
    Lost Highway Records
  • Time
    8:34
    Artist
    George Jones
    Song
    Darlin'
    Album
    The Grand Tour
    Label
    SBCMG
  • Time
    8:37
    Artist
    Leon Payne
    Song
    I Hate To Leave You
    Album
    I Love You Because
    Label
    Capitol
  • Time
    8:40
    Artist
    The Byrds
    Song
    Blue Canadian Rockies
    Album
    Sweetheart of the Rodeo
    Label
    Columbia/Legacy
  • Time
    8:43
    Artist
    Webb Pierce
    Song
    In The Jailhouse Now
    Album
    It's Been So Long
    Label
    Edizione Jazz
  • Time
    8:46
    Artist
    Flatt & Scruggs
    Song
    The Ballad of Jed Clampett
    Album
    16 Biggest Hits
    Label
    Columbia/Legacy
  • Time
    8:49
    Artist
    Martina McBride
    Song
    Love's Gonna Live Here
    Album
    Timeless
    Label
    RCA Records Label Nashville
  • Time
    8:52
    Artist
    Patsy Cline
    Song
    You Were Only Fooling (While I Was Falling In Love) [feat. The Jordanaires]
    Album
    Sentimentally Yours
    Label
    Geffen*
  • Time
    8:55
    Artist
    The Dixons
    Song
    Baby Please Don't Go
    Album
    The Dixons
    Label
    Rhino
  • Time
    8:59
    Artist
    Bob Dylan
    Song
    Country Pie
    Album
    Nashville Skyline
    Label
    Columbia