I just got back from my 98th local music radio show on internet only Wbkm Dot Org. I know it’s almost Valentine’s Day, but I focused more on the minerals that make up our bodies and our earth.
Song before the song before: Ships – Anais Mitchell
Song before: The Cinema Show – Genesis
From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. It’s a cold snowy night in Burlington but lots of people are walking around and not letting it get them down. Last week I talked about how much of our bodies are made of water. Tonight, I will talk about the remaining amount of minerals, the dust that we are, the dust from where we came and the dust we will become. The earth is a medium where things grow out of and into our world. We start as dust and grow into the world and eventually will return to the dust. Let’s begin tonight with Anais Mitchell and Our Lady Of The Underground on WBKM, and this is Burlington’s Kind Of Music.
We all started from the same root indeed. Humankind began and grew into branching civilizations but we all started from the same root and from the same soil. The soil allows seeds to grow into the world and create flowers and new seeds to go back into the soil, and continue the cycle. Maryse played a sweet version of that Saturday at Radio Bean. Can’t wait to see Elephants in Montreal playing as a side part of the Marillion weekend. OK, let’s step away from the theme and play the next song on Many Things & Many Scenes.
If you want to be out in the pines under a blanket of snow, Vermont is the place to be. It’s so beautiful at this time of year. Nice song from GW. Musicians often start as fans and have other bands that influence the roots of the music they will create. Let’s play a couple of covers and look at some band roots.
8.) Sitting Still (REM cover) – Ninja Custodian
9.) Dizzy (Tommy Roe cover) – Peg Tassey MUSIC
10.) Finder (Madelines cover) – Rocketsled
11.) Rock And Roll Is My Weapon (Ninja Custodian cover) – The Channel Two Dub Band
Ending where we began with that set. The last two were from the Burlington Does Burlington album from many years ago. I love the songs of the band Swale but every once in a while they do a show of cover songs and let people sign up and sing them. They call it Swaleoke. It’s a mixture of pro and amateur singers. A couple of times ago they said I had to sing a song at one, and will do so Saturday night at Radio Bean. I can’t sing so it’s going to be weird. Until then, here is a true Sale song.
Oil is part of the earth and helped humankind evolve to where we are but hopefully we can get off it soon. Granted that song is about the X-Files but it’s good to get off that oil too. BT are playing at Nectar’s on Monday and I hope to catch them. Binger are playing on Tuesday and many other days this week. I’m so psyched for the Death World Wide show coming up at the Flynn Theatre tomorrow. This set goes out to my brother Ken who will join me.
15.) Where Do We Go From Here??? – Death
16.) Comm To Space – ROUGH FRANCIS
17.) Let the World Turn – Death
It’s going to be a great show. Nice cover story in the Burlington Free Press today. I thought I would not have any new songs to play and just before I headed down to the show I got this super brand new song.
Sarah is busy working on a brand new album. I can’t wait. Linda has new stuff coming too, and may stop into my radio show to play some songs in the coming weeks. I can’t wait for Hana’s new album The North. There are going to be so many great songs on it, judging from seeing them live. That’s the title song on Maryse’s new album that should be out soon. She did a great version of it last week at Radio Bean and I hope her leg heals soon. I’m going to cheat a bit an send this out by request to Skipper Horner
Great song from the Boston band that I’d love to have someone bring to town sometime. Nice earthy songs from the Vermont and Canadian bands. I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?
Song after: Blind To The Beautiful – Fish