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Banana Schlitz at the Amy E. Tarrant Gallery part of the Flynn Theater July 14, 2017   Leave a comment

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I had a great time seeing music Friday evening at the Amy E. Tarrant Gallery. The Flynn Center for the Performing Arts is doing a series of shows there on Fridays and call it the Exhibitionist series. The shows are free and there is a cash bar, and they’ve got lots of cool bands lined up.

The whole week had been crazy. I worked my regular shift on Friday, Saturday, Sunday then switched to a 7:30 to 4 (or later) M-F shift to cover a coworkers vacation. I was able to go in a little late on Thursday so I could put my WBKM radio show together in the morning but circumstances changed and I had to do it on Wednesday. I went out and saw Music on Wednesday and Thursday and was able to finish all the work I needed to cover by 9:30 am on Friday. I slept for much of the afternoon and woke up in a haze. I put on the black and headed downtown for the 5pm show.

I walked in, got a beer, said hi to Charlie Messing and Eric Olsen and soon it was time for Banana Schlitz to play. I wasn’t sure the configuration of the band and it turned out to just be Jason Cooley singing and playing guitar over backing tracks. Each song had a video to accompany it. Some seemed to add meaning and some to add mystery. He began with a vocal exercize where he played a video and audio of the theme song for Game of Thrones and sang the words game of thrones to the tune. I was smiling ear to ear from the beginning. The next song was an instrumental while the video showed a series of classic rock albums with smile logos plastered over them. The next song was a little sticky sweet while live metal concert videos played on the screen. I think the next song was Jesus Chemist from the Sports & Milk album. All Bad News followed and had a video of some local Fox channel intercut with videos of James Bellizia playing guitar. I’m sure you can guess what video he used when he played the Breakfast Club theme. Nerve was a typical Cooley punk song. Again Over Again was a poignant song about getting older and losing friends. The next song was about a basketball hoop and had an appropriate video. Silver Dollars had a blue sky video with a jet stream running through it. …and Symphonies had a streetlight video and a catchy chorus. He closed with a video of him beating out the beat on his belly that faded into scenes of grocery stores and military marches. The incessant beat was great as he sang Fleetwood Mac’s Tusk.

I did not stay long then took the long dazed happy walk home.

 

 

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Radio Show 216 Thursday July 13, 2017 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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Tonight’s local music radio show will stream at WBKM.ORG and (FB) on Thursday July 13th from 9-11pm US Eastern time and will go as follows.

Song before: Do It Again – The Kinks

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington.  Last Friday Swale finally released their new album There’s No One Here.  It’s a double album with red vinyl and lots of amazing artwork.  There are a ton of fantastic songs on the album  Let’s begin tonight with what is almost the title song.

1.) Loser – Swale

2.) High Flying Bird – Anders Parker

3.) One From Two – Linda Bassick

4.) Lowdown – Vedora

Vedora rocked our town for a couple of years and Caroline is still out there making similar sounding music.  Great song from Linda.  Cool song from Anders album The Man Who Fell From Earth.  That’s such a fun and sad song from Swale.  They excel at that, as you will hear throughout the course of the evening.  OK, here is the next song on Action, the EP I am playing all the way through song after song week after week.  It’s the third EP in their “album” Lights, Camera, Action.

5.) Mass Murderer – 1881

6.) Cereal – Carraway

7.) Bird In A Cage – Swale

8.) The Nighthorses – The Cush

When listening to the new Swale album something about Bird reminded me of the Cush song so I thought it would be fun to play them back to back.  That’s an interesting way to spell the Carraway song.  Great stuff from 1881.  This next band are playing at Sidebar tonight.

9.) Taung Child Mastered – The Dead Shakers

10.) Spastic Tactics – The Edd

11.) Counting On A Ghost – Elephants Of Scotland

12.) Lead Me To Your Love – The New Siberians

Great song from Siberians Black Blue and White album.  Great song from Elephants.  Nice trippy song from the Edd who will play a show for us in a few weeks.  I loved the Shakers the one time I saw them.  Last night I went to Nectar’s and saw these two bands, and need to get some music from the other one who played.

13.) Cascade – Andriana Chobot

14.) Megaphone – Josh Glass

15.) Silver Dollars – Banana Schlitz

16.) Felon – Swale

Another great new Swale song that they have been playing at shows for a while now and I finally get to play it for you.  Banana will be at the Flynn Exposure series tomorrow at 5 or so.  Josh and Andriana were amazing last night.  Mal Maiz and Haley Jane were lots of fun too.  We are in the middle of summer and this song is so appropriate.

17.) Endless Sunkissed Lover – Gneiss

18.) Break A Leg – David Rosane And The Zookeepers

19.) Elevator – Swale

20.) It’ll Be OK – Let’s Whisper

I love how positive and fun that song is.  Super poppy song from Swale about a frightening event.  David and the band will be at American Flatbread next Wednesday.  Gneiss are at Red Square next Thursday.  Here is another song I have heard for a while around town that I now get to share with you.

21.) All Down Tonight – Swale

22.) Brothers And Sisters – Joe Adler

23.) Catch And Release – Clever Girls

24.) Control – Ratboys

Ratboys are from Chicago and came and played a show on Saturday at Sidebar with Clever Girls.  Both bands were great.  Joe and his band played a great version of that one a week ago in Winooski.  Great song from Swale.  This next singer is performing tonight for the first time in ages and I could not be more excited!

25.) Boys Club – Peg Tassey

26.) 25 Mile Per Hour Blues – Better Things

27.) 22R – Cave Bees

28.) Drug Laws – Swale

I love how hard that song rocks continuously.  Bees and Things will be at the Monkey House on Saturday.  I love Peg.  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:

Market Square Heroes (live) – Fish

Waiting For The World To End – The Depth And The Whisper

Natural Science (live) – Rush

Crime Of The Century – Supertramp

Mad As The Mist And Snow – The Waterboys

Amazing Journey/Sparks (live) – The Who

Dying Stars – Slingshot Dakota

Lily (live) – Kate Bush

Parisienne Walkways (live) – Greg Lake with Gary Moore

Man On the Side – Josh Glass

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Radio Show 214 Thursday June 29, 2017 9-11pm Eastern US Time 107.1 FM and WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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Tonight’s local music radio show will run from 9-11pm Thursday June 29 over the air at 107.1FM and can be streamed at WBKM. It will go as follows:
 
Song before: Stairway To The Stars – Blue Oyster Cult
 
intro
 
From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Last Sunday I went over to The Monkey House for one of the Show Up Shows to raise money for a good cause. Sean Hood played a gorgeous version of this song.
 
1.) Birds Of Park Slope – Eastern Mountain Time
2.) Liar – Maryse Smith
3.) Let Me Be – Peter Burton
4.) The Territory – Hana Zara
 
I miss Hana and hope she comes to see us again soon. I finally saw Peter’s band The Original Q last night at Nectar’s. They played a great version of that song, only with more bass, drums, and guitar. Maryse was back in town in May. It’s great when we are lucky enough to get to see her play. Great song by Mountain. OK, here is the next song from Lights Camera Action and is the last song on the Camera EP. We’ll move on to Action next week.
 
5.) Adam And Eve – 1881
6.) Giant Mosquitoes – Cold Sweat
7.) Every Time I Hear That Mellow Saxophone – Big Joe Burrell & The Unknown Blues Band
8.) Waiting For You – SWALE
9.) Eve & Adam – Cricket Blue
 
Cricket are pretty amazing and are playing at Farnham Ale & Lager VT tomorrow at 7. Swale have a new album, There’s No One Here, coming out July 7th and we are all waiting for them. After seeing Q last night I walked up Church st and stopped for a moment at the statue of Big Joe to reflect on the wonderful music that he put into out town. I want to keep playing it and keeping it alive. It’s definitely mosquito season here in VT so I had to play the Sweat song. Great song from 1881. This next artist is pretty amazing and will be at Foam Brewers next Wednesday.
 
10.) True Hue – Ivamae
11.) Relax – Joe Adler
12.) Detective Norman – Sad Turtle
13.) Mirror Mirror – Joe Adler & The Rangers Of Danger
 
That was recorded live at Nectar’s a while ago. He and the band will play in the rotary inside the traffic circle in Winooski next Wednesday. That should be interesting. Turtle are playing Saturday night at Radio Bean. Joe and his new band a.m. rejoice go on just before. This next band are doing a stripped down version of themselves tomorrow at 7:30 at Light Club Lamp Shop since their bass player is out of town. That should be interesting.
 
14.) By Design – The Nancy Druids
15.) The Call – Swillbillie
16.) Oh Dirty Blondes – Dirty Blondes
17.) Sugar Coated Candy Stix – Dino Bravo VT
 
Swillbillie are playing Nectar’s on Friday and are bringing Dino and the Blondes along. That will be a loud fun rocking show! This next performer was in a couple of Burlington bands in the ’90’s and just put our some new music.
 
18.) You’re the Target – Casey Merlin Rae
19.) Getting Laid In New Hampshire – Better Things
20.) Burning Bridges – Blue Button
21.) Monsters Are Due – Doom Service
 
Doom may or may not be playing a secret show that may or may not happen this weekend. If you like that song you may or may not want to check in with them. Great rockers from Blue, Better and Casey. This next band have a show coming up in a few weeks.
 
22.) Again Over Again – Banana Schlitz
23.) Jan Michael Vincent – Chin Ho
24.) Papertrain – David L Jarvis
25.) Chop Wood Carry Water – Zola Turn
 
I saw Zola many times in the ’90’s and they rocked hard every time. Dave played in the ’90’s and has a new band called Agent 802. Classic from Ho. I’m just getting to know the Banana album. It’s been sunny and rainy and the gardens in Vermont are putting the green in our name.
 
26.) The Naked Garden part J – Peg Tassey MUSIC
27.) The Road – Anders Parker
28.) Mary – Plan B
29.) The Naked Garden – Peg Tassey
 
Peg will be getting one of her bands, Peg Tassey ~ The Kissing Circle ~ Reprise, back together soon and will play a show and I am beyond excited. Mary is a classic from Burlington’s late ’80’s and early ’90’s. Great rocker from Anders. I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?
 
Sayonara – Black Rabbit
outro
 
Songs after:
Credo – Fish
Alone In The Night – Andriana Chobot
Feel It – Kate Bush
When The Nights Get Long – Carraway
Faith Without Works – Cell15
Alone – Children in Paradise
Lead Me To Your Love – The New Siberians
Long Term Sermon – The Mountain Says No
Highway Brain – The Cush
You – Slingshot Dakota
Wait For Her – Roger Waters
The Awful Ache – The Church
Even In The Quietest Moments – Supertramp
New York My Lovely – Joshua Glass Music
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