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Johnny Rocket launch Pad Episode# 122: War or No War (Johnny Rocket vs. Curt Nelson)

April 29, 2017


Show Summary: This week it’s WAR!  Johnny and Curt end up debating on whether or not governments should get involved in conflicts. We also talk about United Airlines, Donald Trump, Libertarianism, and the sexual abuse case involving Seattle mayor Ed Murray. It’s classic Launch Pad crew at its finest.

 About the Guest: The Johnny Rocket Launch Pad is Liberty!

Each week we strive to bring you the best guests in talk radio. The Johnny Rocket Launch Pad delivers weekly interviews of Noteworthy: Politicians, Experts, and Activists. The Johnny Rocket Launch Pad is "Launching Ideas in Your Direction".

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Host Website

Johnny  Rocket Launch Pad

Special Offer

The Mises Institute in SEATTLE May 20th!Get 50% off your tickets! tickets are available to Johnny Rocket Launch Pad Listeners for $25 per person (half the regular rate) by going to or calling 800-OF-MISES (800-636-4737) and mentioning Johnny Rocket. When they register they will receive a confirmation with event details. Admission includes sessions, substantial brunch with cash bar, and free materials. The Mises Bookstore will be on-site with books for sale that are autographed by the speakers. At the registration webpage they also have a choice of obtaining a ticket to join the speakers at the May 19 Mariners vs White Sox game for a donation of $100 to the Mises Institute.

Books Discussesd


Website(s) Mentioned

Libertarian Party Of Washington State

Band of the Week

Kitty Rose is an international recording star now releasing her 4th full-length album "Gotta Wind Down" on Crackerjill Music. From her previous recordings, "Greatest Hits" and "Live at the Ryman", her fans know her to have a snappy sense of humor holding hands with a gothic sensibility. Rockabilly Kitty Rose is joined by Matt the Crawfish on Saxophone, YV on Drums and Percussion and David Olsen on the baddest rockabilly guitar in the South.


Kitty Rose won the OutMusic Award for Best Female Vocalist in 2005; was inducted into the Traditional Music Hall of Fame in 2007; and has toured all over the world bringing her unique blend of swing, country swing, jump blues and rockabilly to happy fans of roots. She has performed with a wide variety of artists from Kris Kristopherson to Dead Kennedys, from Aaron Tippen to Hootie & The Blowfish, from Elliott Smith to Third Eye Blind and Cake.


Hot Rod Walt" aka Walt Richards, was born in 1966. Lived the first half of his life in the very rural town of Beemerville New Jersey. Moved to North Port Florida in 1989. In 2006,moved to the Atlanta area where the music scene is huge and the southern hospitality is overwhelming. Not only does he play guitar and sing in the Psycho-DeVilles, but works on custom cars and motorcycles, does hand pinstriping and really just about anything you can imagine on a car or bike. He even just hand pinstriped over 160 special edition "Hot Rod Walt" Gretsch Guitars. He also has a pretty cool car collection that includes a couple 51 mercs and a couple 32 Fords. And a 34 coupe, the famed "Yellow Jacket"..... And....he has a very cool wife named Sharlene.

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Recorded At

Speed of Sound Studios  (Seattle Washington)

Misc Info

The Johnny Rocket Launch Pad is pre-recorded,  mixed, and mastered by Curt Nelson from  Speed of Sound and Tommy Sound.The theme song of The Johnny Rocket Launch Pad is "Over You" Performed by:  The Hot Roddin' Romeos from the record Boozehounds released by: Splatterhouse Wreckords