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Johnny Rocket Launch Pad Episode #121: Principles and Pragmatism.

April 21, 2017


Show Summary: This week we rock out with the chair MAN of the Washington State Libertarian Party David Traynor! David is a principled libertarian first, and a chairman second. David explains the balance he has had to maintain for the year between being pragmatic and principled. David shares his stories and experiences about the job, and shares his deepest secret ever! We’re kidding. Anyway David is a great guy, and if you’re interested in joining the Libertarian Party make sure you check out this episode!

About the Guest:

David Traynor is the chair of the LPWA and currently works as a Consultant for Southern Wine and Spirits. Previously he has worked in Wine-Making for several PNW wineries. David has managed Libertarian Campaigns, kept the books for Libertarian Initiatives, and has been active in recruiting for Region 6 as well as across the state. He currently resides in Bellingham, WA.

Guest Website

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.

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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