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Radio Show 286 Thursday December 20, 2018 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

 

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Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM.ORG will run from 9-11pm US Eastern time Thursday December 20. You can stream it from the website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: I Believe In Father Christmas – Greg Lake

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From our small city to the great big world,, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. It’s almost Christmas, and I have a lot of appropriate songs on the way tonight, but let’s begin with the next song on the Grim Work album.

1.) Lost Cause – Milton Busker and the Grim Work
2.) Christmastime Blues – Jason Baker
3.) O Come O Come Emmanuel – Cricket Blue
4.) Hallelujah – SWALE

I love that version of the Leonard song with the fun lyrics of familiar Christmas characters. Lovely version of the classic from Cricket. That’s from a new album from Meadowlark Studio that was recently released. i have several of the other songs on that album on the way later. OK, let’s give you all a nice present. Let’s head over to Robot Dog Studio for an interview and live performance.

5.) Intro/May (Untitled) – Adrienne Cooper Smith
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8.) Adrienne Cooper Smith – Adrienne Cooper Smith

The interview was fun and does not dwell on the titles. Thanks for that great performance Adrienne! I also want to thank Ryan Cohen for hosting and making us sound great and Phoebe Zorn and Chrusty Barnacles for the video that is on Youtube now. OK, so I caught this band play this song at Nectar’s on Monday, and now I’m going to play it for you.

9.) Here Comes Santa Claus – Savage Hen
10.) Christmas Sled – The Mountain Says No
11.) It’s Christmas – Swale
12.) It’s Christmas – Physics Club
13.) We 3 Kings – Electric Halo

I love that somber version of Kings from Joe Adler. Physics are son funny. They will open for Swale at Light Club Lamp Shop on Saturday for what should be a fun and lovely holiday show. Will someone please finally get Mountain that sled? They’ve been asking for years. Hen are so fun. OK, here’s a song that will likely get played live soon.

14.) Just Another Day (Christmas) – Swale
15.) Happy X-Mas (War Is Over) – Josh Glass
16.) Winter Song – Julia Beerworth
17.) Silent Night – The DuPont Brothers
18.) Blue Christmas – Kat Wright and Brett Hughes

It’s so nice when they sing together. Cool version of the classic from Zach and Sam. Josh put out a local Christmas album a few years ago that featured his and Julia’s songs. There will be more from that album soon. Cool song from Swale. OK, here’s another classic.

19.) Carol Of The Bells – Gordon Stone Music
20.) Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas – Greg Alexander
21.) O Holy Night – Cait Hoffman
22.) Silver Bells – Josh Glass and Jackie Buttolph
23.) Little Drummer Boy – Aaron Flinn

Cool version of the classic from Aaron. Jackie and Josh’s voices sound so nice together. What a stunning performance from Cait. Same for Greg. I thought it would be nice to have a little more banjo in the show and Gordon is amazing. Here’s another classic.

24.) White Christmas – Giovanina Bucci
25.) The Christmas Song – Yasmin Taybey
26.) Someday At Christmas – Dwight & Nicole
27.) Joy To The World – The UVM Hit Paws
28.) Winter Wonderland – Josh Glass

Fun version of the classic from Josh. I think that’s both versions intertwined from Paws. Cool new classic from the dynamic duo. Yasmin owns Meadowlark and does a nice version of the classic. Beautiful version of the classic from the singer from Nina’s Brew. OK, let’s keep the spirit going.

29.) Santa Baby – Samara Lark
30.) Frosty The Snowman – Construction Joe
31.) Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer – Linda Bassick
32.) Baby Please Come Home – Josh Panda

Great huge rocking version of that song. That’s such a fun version of the classic from Linda. Joe were a classic ’90’s band and Samara is always amazing. Well, I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

Songs after
Faith Healer – Fish
Springtime In Vienna – The Tragically Hip
The Surprising – Deep Purple
Awaken – Yes
Alone In The Night – Andriana Chobot
Children Of The Stars – Madaila
Images (Chapter 1) – Saga
Astronomer’s Call/And Dream Of Sheep – Kate Bush
Alone – Children in Paradise
Heavy – Clever Girls
Get Me Outta Here – Deep Purple
Dormant Magic – Jason Baker
regular awesome programming.

 

 

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Radio Show 285 Thursday December 13, 2018 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM will run from 9-11pm US Eastern time Thursday December 13. You can stream it from the Facebook page or here: WBKM.ORG It will go as follows.

Song before Take A Long Line – Angel City

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. It’s been cold outside so let’s play the seasonally appropriate next song from the Grim Work album, that I’m playing all the way through, song after song, week after week.

1.) Baby, Let My Money Keep You Warm – Milton Busker And The Grim Work
2.) Hey You! – Jesse Taylor
3.) Running To The Mirror – Alice Austin
4.) Fire And Oil – Peg Tassey MUSIC

Let’s send lots of good wishes out to Peg. She had surgery today and made it through fine, but let’s send a little healing energy anyway. Great song from Alice’s newest EP Dirt And Helicopters. Cool new song from Jesse and a lovely song about working too much and letting your money enjoy the life that you should be enjoying, but you can’t ’cause you have to work all the time. It’s a very American song. OK, let’s rock. This band are playing tomorrow at The Monkey House.

5.) Sky – The Nancy Druids
6.) Sit Right Down – Ryan Ober and The Romans
7.) Dragged Around The Universe – Queen Tangerine
8.) Loser – SWALE

Such a great song from such a great band. Don’t we all feel dragged around the universe sometimes. QT only played for a year or so, but put out a terrific album. Ryan and his band will join the Druids and Happy Spangler at the Monkey tomorrow and that should be a great show. OK, it’s almost Christmas time. I’ll play a bunch of holiday songs next week, but I’ll ease my way in with a few songs about red and green.

9.) Ruby Red – Aaron Flinn
10.) Grass Is Always Greener – Phil Yates & The Affiliates
11.) Green Apple Girl – Dave Jarvis Band
12.) My Red – The Lavas

I caught the Lavas at Club Toast one night and they were awesome. Cool song from Dave. Great song by Phil and the band. Lovely song from Aaron. OK, here’s another song about red, and fine, I’ll break down, here are a couple of Christmas songs.

13.) Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer – Savage Hen
14.) Here Comes Santa Claus – Savage Hen
15.) Jingle Bell Rock – Savage Hen
16.) The Wrong List – Savage Hen

Thanks Hen for a lovely heavy set of songs about Christmas and other fun topics. They will be at Nectar’s on Monday. OK, here is another song about red.

16.) Black & Red – ROUGH FRANCIS
17.) Bulletproof Vest – Zola Turn
18.) Burn – Dirty Blondes
19.) Coast To Ghost – Doom Service

Cool rocker from Doom. They will be at Gloom Garden on Monday. Great rocker from the Blondes. ZT rocked us hard in the ’90’s. Francis are playing their 10 year anniversary show at the Monkey House on Saturday. They are such wonderful people and such a great band. We’re lucky to have them. OK, this song is not about red.

20.) It’s Purple And It Sparkles – Zola Turn
21.) A Different Machine – Elephants of Scotland
22.) Winter Bender – Jessica Rabbit Syndrome
23.) Terrarium – Vedora

Lovely song from Vedora. Seasonally appropriate song form Jessica. I had a tricky situation at work recently, but we all took a deep breath, figured out a plan to move forward, and executed it nicely. I think that’s a good path to take in this busy stressful holiday season. OK, let’s keep rocking.

24.) Full Speed Ahead – Midnight Vigil
25.) Full Tilt – Lush Honey
26.) Mirror Mirror – Joe Adler
27.) Down By The Riverside – Bob Wagner
28.) Vicarious – Alice Austin
29.) Can The Call Go Through – Seth Yacovone Band

Great song by Seth. You can catch him most anywhere in Vermont at most anytime. Cool rocker form Alice, with a bit of help from Sean Toohey on lead guitar. Riverside is from the Big Tiny Love album released to raise money for the neo-natal care unit at the UVM Children’s Hospital. They are releasing the album Sunday at 4pm at The Skinny Pancake Burlington. It should be a good show, though I’m sure I’ll be working. Joe will be at Radio Bean on Saturday. Honey will come to town and play for us at Nectar’s next Wednesday. Cool song from Vigil. Well, I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

30.) Sayonara – Black Rabbit
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Songs after:
Emerald Lies – Marillion
Gift Shop – The Tragically Hip
The Red And The Black – Blue Oyster Cult
Red – King Crimson
Sea Of Red – Judas Priest
The Green Manalishi (With The Two Pronged Crown) – Judas Priest
16th Century Greensleeves – Rainbow
Green Is The Color – Pink Floyd
Heavy – Clever Girls
Get Me Outta Here – Deep Purple
Dormant Magic – Jason Baker
regular awesome programming

Radio Show 282 Thursday November 15, 2018 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM.ORG will run from 9-11pm Thursday November 11. You can stream it from the website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: Bel Air – The Church

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Last week I played the last song on MSP3 Counterattack, so now it’s time to begin playing a new album all the way through, song after song, week after week. Let’s begin with an album that will be released Saturday night at Light Club Lamp Shop.

1.) The Basement Song – Milton Busker And The Grim Work
2.) One Of A Kind – Adam Rabin
3.) See – Abby Sherman
4.) Presence – Satori Bob

Satori used to play around town many years ago, and Robert Gagnon from the band, plays around town all the time. Cool song from Abby. Something about that reminded me of Presence so I had to play them back to back. Cool new song from Adam. Great song from a great album from Milton. OK, get yourself in a relaxed state and let’s get ready to head over to Robot Dog Studio

5.) Sky Of Words->Jam->Georgie
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6.) White Wall->Jam->Shrouds

I want to thank Wren Kitz and the band for that amazing performance. Wow. Thanks to Ryan Cohen for making everything sound so great and making this whole thing possible. Thanks to Sam Mark for helping out and for Phoebe Zorn and Chrusty Barnacles for the video work. OK, are you ready to head back to a normal place, or do you want to keep floating for a while. I hope it’s the latter.

7.) Mary’s Line Into This View – Ouzkxqlzn
8.) Dolphins In Disguise – Dolphin Trainer
9.) Listen To The Birds – Rob Voland
10.) Falter – Julia Caesar
11.) Take Your Gold Away – Lendway

I miss Lendway. Great song from Julia. I thought it would be fun to highlight the solo projects from Rob, Ross, and Lauren Costello. OK, a long time ago in Burlington, there was a band called the Halogens. Here’s a brand new song.

12.) Leave Me Low – Jason Halogen
13.) Guitsophrenic – 8084
14.) Pick Up Your Clothes – The New Siberians
15.) Time To Get Out – Aaron Flinn
16.) Song About The Ocean – Dino Bravo VT

Great song from Dino. They will be at Finnegan’s on Saturday. I was listening to the Siberians song and it reminded me of Out so I had to play them back to back. 8084 have a show on Saturday at ArtsRiot called Love Not Hate. I’m sure they would love your positive vibes if you stop in. Cool new song from Jason. OK, next week is Thanksgiving and I will be off. I’ll see you the week after.

17.) Sayonara – Black Rabbit
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Songs after
Faith Healer – Fish
An Inch An Hour – The Tragically Hip
My Stars – Alice Cooper
Travelin’ Band – Def Leppard with Bryan May
The Final Fight – Hawkwind
Black Blade – Blue Oyster Cult
Mission To Mars – Ace Frehley
The Surprising – Deep Purple
I’m Falling – Children in Paradise
Icon Of Ego – Arc Iris
Mimi On The Beach – jane siberry
Firth Of Fifth – Genesis
Perpetual Change – Yes
Is This Where You Live – The Church
Heavy – Clever Girls
Time To Get Out Deep Purple
regular awesome programming

 

 

Radio Show 281 Thursday November 8, 2018 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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Tonight’s local music radio show will run from 9-11pm Eastern time on WBKM.ORG Thursday November 8. You can stream it from the website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: Thrasher – Neil Young

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. I’ve got a lot happening tonight, so let’s dive in. On Saturday, it’s the WBKM birthday party at Nectar’s. Here are some of the bands that will be playing.

1.) Fields Of Green – The Beerworh sisters featuring Julia Beerworth
2.) Scattered Birds – Aaron Flinn
3.) New York, My Lovely – Josh Glass
4.) Coconut Breeze – The High Breaks

Julia, Aaron, and Josh will play as a band called Duck Duck Goose. Matthew Bryan Hagen and Craig Mitchell will play some acoustic Prince songs. The Breaks will rock out for a bit and Seth Yacovone will close the night with an homage to Rust Never Sleeps. It’s going to be epic. OK, here’s a real treat. Let’s head on over to Robot Dog Studio.

5.) The Basement Song – Milton Busker And The Grim Work
6.) That Person Aside You – Milton Busker And The Grim Work
7.) Glad To See You Go – Milton Busker And The Grim Work
8.) Made Of Stars – Milton Busker And The Grim Work

I want to thank Milton and the band for that lovely performance. Thanks for making us sound great Ryan Cohen! Thanks to Sam Mark for helping out and to Phoebe Zorn and Chrusty Barnacles for the filming. You can find a video for Basement on YouTube now.

OK, I’ve got another treat for you. On Tuesday afternoon I spoke with Zach Tenorio Miller from Arc Iris about their new album Icon Of Ego. Here is the interview with him and some songs off the new album. Please note, Zach was in the middle of Kentucky in the wilderness when he called in. There is a double opening since we lost the connection at the beginning, but the rest is smooth sailing. Iris will be at the Stone Church in Brattleboro tomorrow and at ArtsRiot on Saturday.

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9.) Everybody’s Counting On Her – Arc Iris
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10.) Turn It Up – Arc Iris
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11.) If You Can See – Arc Iris
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12.) Icon Of Ego – Arc Iris
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Thanks so much Zach! Thanks to Ovi Horta for setting up the interview. OK, this next band will be at Rathaus tomorrow.

13.) Adventure Safari – The Mountain Carol
14.) Stumble – Andriana Chobot
15.) Garabato Funeral – Mal Maïz
16.) Get Out – Clever Girls

The Girls will rock Higher Ground on Wednesday. Mal will be at Radio Bean on Saturday. If you check that out, maybe check out Grain Thief at Light Club Lamp Shop earlier in the evening. Andriana will be at Foam Brewers tomorrow. OK, here is the last song on MSP3 Counter Attack. I will have to start a new album next week.

17.) Procession 1 – ROUGH FRANCIS
18.) Jesse – The Parts
19.) Can The Call Go Through? – Seth Yacovone Band
20.) Black, Blue, and White – The New Siberians

Great song from the Siberians. Call was recorded live last week at Robot Dog. The Parts are at Sidebar tonight. Great song from Francis. Well, I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

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Songs after:
Scattering Crows – Fish
Scared – The Tragically Hip
Judas – Steve Harris British Lion
I Wanna Go Back – Ace Frehley
Dynamite Road – Alice Cooper
Hot Rails To Hell – Blue Oyster Cult
Two Weeks (‘Til The End Of The World – Grand
I Write A Poem – Dam Kat
Bitter Suite/Heart Of Lothian – Fish
Electric Funeral – Black Sabbath
The Dog Is The King Of The Losers – Bee Bee Sea
Janie Jones – The Clash
Hey Hey My My (Into The Black) – Neil Young
You’ve Got Time – Regina Spektor
She Brings Me – Sistas in the Pit
Marsailles – Angel City
Village Fire – analog missionary
Purple Rain – Prince
Heavy – Clever Girls
Get Me Outta Here – Deep Purple
regular awesome programming

 

 

 

Radio Show 279 Thursday October 25, 2018 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

 

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Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM.ORG will run from 9-11pm Thursday October 25. You can stream it from the website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: Bloodletting (The Vampire Song) – Concrete Blonde

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. The skies are gray, the air is cold and the leaves are falling from the trees. Summer is gone and Halloween is almost upon us. Usually, Mr E. Ghoul crosses over to join us, but the veil is still too strong, being so many days away. I, alone, will guide you through the terror that is the Vermont music scene. Let’s begin with a song about the dead.

1.) Stardust For Dessert – David Rosane & The Zookeepers
2.) Ghosts Aren’t Free – Ballroom Sofa
3.) Release The Dead – Chin Ho
4.) Ghosts – Troy Millette Music

Thank you for reminding us of our mortality Troy. I dug up that ancient song from Chin. Chilling thought from Sofa and beautifully disturbing song from David and the band. OK, let’s get a little magical.

5.) I Put A Spell On You – Kat Wright and Marco Benevento
6.) Devil – farm
7.) A Monster’s Holiday – Matt the Gnat and the Gators
8.) Devil Knows My Name – Great Western

Is there anything scarier than the devil knowing your name? Hmm, apparently the gators prefer to celebrate their monsters. Nice attempt to outrun the devil Farm. That was a lovely spell concocted one night at Radio Bean by the dynamic duo. Here is another song that I found deeply buried.

9.) Vampyre – Dave Jarvis (Hipp Notix)
10.) Oh My God – Sarah Blacker & New England Groove Association
11.) Day Of The Dead – Hana Zara
12.) Graveyard Before Dark – Alice Austin

Such a scary song from Alice. Hana speaks of how the veil between the living and the dead is understood down south. Terrifying imagery from Sarah and a lovely oldie from Dave. Care to jam with some monsters?

13.) Halloween Jam – The Dead Shakers
14.) Nightmare On Elm Street – Savage Hen
15.) With The Dead – Vultures of Cult
16.) Full Moon Dark Places – Bull & Prairie

Vermont is full of dark places, and the shadows of the full moon only make them more terrifying. I fear the Vultures may have gotten too close to their song. Disturbing song from the Hen and a scary stream of monsters for the Dead. Speaking of death.

17.) Death Of A Barn Cat – Dirtminers
18.) Black Cat – Black Rabbit
19.) Hell Chicken – Swillbillie
20.) Dogs At The Door – Milton Busker

I hope you survived the terror of being alone, barely safe, wondering what lies beyond the door. Swillbillie are wise to make us aware of the terror wrought by chickens. Halloween was made for cats. OK, it’s time to panic.

21.) Panic – Miku Daza
22.) Ninjas VS Zombies – Phil Yates
23.) Ghostified – Persian Claws
24.) Raising The Dead – Carraway

Lovely song about zombies dancing. Terror filled song by the Claws. Phil sings of the battle between life and death and Miku rightly advises panic. This next soul seems to be trying to give up supernatural ways. Silly human.

25.) Giving Up The Ghost – Aaron Flinn
26.) Demon Eyes – Lake Superior
27.) One More Grave – The Contrarian
28.) Demon Moon – Crazyhearse
29.) Counting On A Ghost – Elephants of Scotland

You can always count on a ghost, even if Aaron disagrees. Lovely songs of demons from Crazy and Superior. Even one so contrary understands the power of the grave. Well, I hope you were not too scared listening to the terrifying music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

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Songs after – Incubus (with graveyard intro and geezabum outro) – Fish
Thugs – The Tragically Hip
Give It Up To The Night – Bad Smell
Hell Toupee – Derek Smalls
Devil Inside Me – Dam Kat
Angels And Devils – Invisible Homes
Monsters – Cold Sweat
Heaven And Hell – Dio
Angels Of Death – Hawkwind
Killing Ghosts – Better Things
Monsters Are Due – Doom Service
Fear Of The Dark – Iron Maiden
Feel The Thunder – Blue Oyster Cult
War Pigs – Black Sabbath
Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) – David Bowie
Devil Eyes – Jakals
Please Mr Gravedigger – David Bowie
Heavy – Clever Girls
Time To Get Out – Deep Purple.
regular awesome programming

Radio Show 278 Thursday October 18, 2018 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM.ORG will run from 9-11pm Eastern time Thursday October 18. You can stream it from the website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: Be My Hero – October Project

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Let’s begin tonight with an artist who used to play around all the time then moved west. He will be back for a show Sunday at Light Club.

1.) My Hero, The Enemy – Gregory Douglass
2.) The Badger Flies At Dawn – Adam Rabin
3.) Icon Of Ego – Arc Iris
4.) Hermaphorditus – Rue M.

Rue play fun dance songs with tons of drama and over the top stage shows. They are playing at the Off Center for the Dramatic Arts tonight, tomorrow and Saturday. That’s the title song to the new Arc album. They are from Rhode Island but play town often enough that’s it’s not cheating much to play them on my show. That’s the title song from Adam’s upcoming album. More details soon. Great song form Gregory. OK, this next artist will be at Nectar’s on Monday.

5.) My Heart – Francesca Blanchard
6.) Year Of The Cat – Al Stewart
7.) Miss Ready Blossom – Aaron Flinn
8.) She, Vampire Tamer – Dr Gasp And The Eeks

It’s closing in on Halloween, so I thought I’d get into the mood with that one. The Doctor will be at Radio Bean on Friday. Aaron will be at The Double E on Friday and Mr Stewart will play there on Saturday, though he will be in the larger T-Rex theater. Great song from Francesca. This next artist will be at 14th Star Brewery on Tuesday.

9.) Ghosts – Troy Millette Music
10.) Songbird – David Rosane & The Zookeepers
11.) Coming Over The Hill – Radio Underground
12.) Jackbooted Thugs (Have All The Best Drugs) – Anders Parker

Anders will be at Light Club on Saturday. He always puts on amazing shows. Another cool new song from Underground. That’s the last song on David’s Book Of Zoo album. If you had not noticed, I just played the whole album, one song a week, over the last couple of months. Great song from Troy. OK, let’s continue with album that I’m formally playing all the way through. It’s called MSP3 Counter Attack and is completely amazing.

13.) Meth Mouth – ROUGH FRANCIS
14.) My Red – The Lavas
15.) Heavy Psych – The Cush
16.) Windigo – Crazyhearse

Great song from the Middlebury band. Great rocker from the Cush. Lavas grew out of Queen Tangerine who grew out of Zola Turn. Such a great song. Nice rocker from Francis. OK, let’s keep rocking.

17.) Place Ov Dead Roads – Casey Merlin Rae
18.) St Patrick’s Day – Carraway
19.) Brothers And Sisters – Joe Adler
20.) Paint It Black – Silver Bridget
21.) Super Powers – The Dead Shakers

I love that song from the Shakers. Sweet version of the classic by Bridget. Nice saw from Johnnie Day Durand on the Silver and Joe songs. I want to send Brothers out to my brother Ken and all of my other brothers and sisters in our community. Carraway are rocking the The Monkey House right now. Great song from Casey. OK, Arc Iris just put out a new album, but a couple of months ago they put out an album of their reworkings of songs from Joni Mitchell’s Blue album. Here is one of those songs.

22.) California – Arc Iris
23.) Magenta Man – Rue M
24.) If You Can See – Arc Iris
25.) Exit Strategy – Rue M.

Since Rue are playing three shows, I had to play three of their songs. See is from the new Icon Of Ego album and California is from the Foggy Lullaby album. Well, I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

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Songs after:
The Field – Fish
Nautical Disaster – The Tragically Hip
The Surprising – Deep Purple
Faith Without Works – Cell15
Then – Yes
Past The Mission – Tori Amos
Dig Him – Andriana Chobot
The Saxophone Song – Kate Bush
I Wait – Children in Paradise
Ripples – Genesis
New Americana – Halsey
On The Air – Peter Gabriel
Sheena Is A Punk Rocker – The Ramones
Capital Radio One – The Clash
When You Were Mine – The Church
Heavy – Clever Girls
Get Me Outta Here – Deep Purple
regular awesome programming

 

Aaron Flinn at The Double E September 29, 2018   Leave a comment

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I had a great time seeing music a couple of Saturdays ago at The Double E. It had been a while since I had caught up with Aaron Flinn. The timing was perfect, so I took a drive out to Essex. I grabbed some food from The Mad Taco then went into the former movie theater and began to listen. Aaron regaled us with fun stories, his super deep voice, and his amazing guitar playing. If he is feeling rusty at all, that night sure shook a bit off. He began by playing a fuzzy looped super cool song on a tiny electric guitar with a huge sound. He played Randy Newman’s God’s Song (That’s Why I Love Mankind) and it was just wonderful. Scattered Birds was lovely then he let his hands dance explosively over the guitar on the instrumental Paper Tiger. It seems like he uses that one to really lock the fire into his playing and I’m always happy to hear him play it. He took us south for a visit to The House Of The Rising Sun, then played a poignant song called Love Is A Part, from his upcoming album. A very new instrumental called Stick To Your Guns was cool, as was another very new song called Insult To Injury. If you know Aaron at all, you know the next song, So Much Love, is him in a nutshell. He had switched to the acoustic guitar for several songs but moved electric with Miss Ready Blossom to end the set.

I hung out and chatted with Eric Koval for a bit, then it was time for set two. Aaron’s deep voice was perfect for a cover of Everybody Knows, then he followed with a song about dancing to a beating heart. He played Here Comes The Sun, the song that he and George wrote, then switched back to the electric for a gentle beautiful instrumental. He followed with a Neil Youngish instrumental, then played a song about how the steam that blows the whistle never turns the wheel. He dedicated a song to Eric about fractured bones and how when they heal, they still work, but they work differently now. He used his water glass and mic stand to play slide on a bluesy rock jam. He let it slip into a little bit of Let My Love Open The Door then sang about how everything makes me dizzy. He followed with the first song on his next album. I think the song was called Names and the album will be called Handsome Devil. The lyric was something about how sticks and stones will break my bones but names will only break my heart. He capped the night with a dizzying guitar pyrotechnics display as he urged us all to raise our hands.

I hung out for a bit then took the drive home. It’s always a pleasure to hear Aaron play. And, when he feels he’s shaken the rust off, watch out world.

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