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Radio Show 234 Thursday November 30, 2017 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   1 comment

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Eastern Mountain Time pic by Tim Lewis

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Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM.ORG can be streamed from our website or this Facebook page WBKM It will run from 9-11pm US Eastern time Thursday November 30 and will go as follows.

Song before: Winter – Tori Amos

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving. I enjoyed spending the time with my family and friends. It’s now legal to play Christmas songs but I only have a couple lined up tonight. I want to begin tonight by offering my deepest condolences to Gabrielle Douglas who just lost her father. He sounded like an incredible man. Gabby is strong and I want to begin with a beautiful piece of music that she and Burette have given us.

1.) The Last Carol – The Cush
2.) Overcoat – SWALE
3.) Plains – Tom Pearo
4.) Love In The Afternoon – The Thursday Torys

I just heard about the Torys. They are from Lyndon and sound pretty cool and I need to check them out more. Tom is a great musician. That’s from his new Headspace album. It has been chilly out and there have been several nights where taking a walk with a nice overcoat has been a lovely idea. Great song from The Cush. OK, let’s head on over to Robot Dog Studio for an interview and four live songs from Eastern Mountain Time.

5.) Fool That I Am – Eastern Mountain Time
6.) All We Need – Eastern Mountain Time
7.) Low Down Mid-December – Eastern Mountain Time
8.) Same Ways – Eastern Mountain Time

I want to thank the band for being so great and to thank Ryan Cohen for making us sound amazing. OK, on the last show I played the last song from the Surf Sabbath album so I have to start a new album to play all the way through, song after song, week after week. Let’s begin Black, Blue, and White by The New Siberians.

9.) All The Kids – The New Siberians
10.) Judgement Day – David Rosane & The Zookeepers
11.) In The Country – Bardela
12.) These Summer Nights – Sarah Blacker & New England Groove Association

Sarah played a great version of that a couple of weeks ago at Club Metronome. I love playing that song when it’s cold out to remind us of what is to come. Lovely song by Bardela. Judgement is from the upcoming album Book Of Zoo and I can’t wait for it. Great song from the Siberians from a stellar album. So, on the night before Thanksgiving I went to Radio Bean and Light Club Lamp Shop and saw these next 4 bands.

13.) All Is Lost – The Mountain Carol
14.) Mama – Ivamae
15.) Do U Love U? – Best Fern
16.) Can We Be Still? – Thanya Iyer

Thanya and Fern are from Montreal and are friends and did not know that each other was playing that night. That’s so Burlington. Ivama is amazing and Carol are a really cool band from Plattsburgh. So, we’ve had some dramatic sunrises and sunsets lately with vivid colors. The other night the sky was purple and that always makes me think of this song.

17.) It’s Purple And It Sparkles – Zola Turn
18.) Wish For Winter – Near North
19.) Favorite Bag – Phil Yates & The Affiliates
20.) Complex Vermont – Self Portrait
21.) Militant Mind – Mycelium MC

That was recorded live at Jim’s Basement which is a pretty cool venue. Great song by the MC who is playing a show at 11 tonight at Radio Bean. Portrait paint a fascinating view of our state. Great song from Phil’s upcoming album. I can’t wait for that one either. Great songs from North and Zola. This gentleman will be at the Bean tonight at 11 too.

22.) You’re Not Listening – Forest Gray
23.) Hang Em High School – Barbacoa
24.) Supernatural – Ryan Ober and the Romans
25.) Demon Moon – Crazyhearse
26.) Christmas Sled – The Mountain Says No

I figure that if I keep playing that song, someone will have to eventually get Mountain that sled. Great rockers from Ryan and Crazy. Something about the Ryan song make me think it would sound great with the Crazy one. I caught Barbacoa the night after Thanksgiving with my cousins Michael Pearson and Caleb Pearson at Foam Brewers and they were amazing as always. Great questions from Forest. 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:
Big Wedge – Fish
Evelyn – The Tragically Hip
Who Are These Gods? – Dam Kat
Morrigan – Children in Paradise
Aerial (live) – Kate Bush
Cascade – Andriana Chobot
Kaleidoscope – Arc Iris
Ariel – October Project
Jazzersmasher – Made by Robots
Vale – MIDLAKE BAND
Light Years Of Love – Blue Oyster Cult
The Book Of Souls – Iron Maiden
Aura – The Church
Sign Of The Gypsy Queen – April Wine
Parisienne Walkways – Greg Lake and Gary Moore
Paris Is For Love – David Rosane and the Zookeepers
Happy X-mas (War is Over) – Joshua Glass Music
regular programming

Ivamae and Best Fern at Radio Bean and Thanya Iyer and The Mountain Carol at Light Club Lamp Shop November 22, 2017   Leave a comment

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Ivamae pic by Tim Lewis

 

I had a great time seeing music last Wednesday at Radio Bean and Light Club Lamp Shop. I had a pretty quiet day off but as the clock approached 9, I got motivated and got out the door. I took the lovely walk downtown and got in and settled as Ivamae got ready to play. It was just her with an electric guitar and a powerful voice and a crowd who was willing to listen. I’ve seen her a couple of times and the audience seems to quickly become reverent when she begins. That night was no exception. Her songs don’t have catchy hooks or choruses but there is something magical to the sound that makes her shows compelling. She opened with a stunning version of True Hue then sang about how freedom is just a state of mind. She sang about tender me then covered a song called Sober. She played another cover about being a victim of a foolish heart then played one of her own called Homecoming. She just shot a video for the song Reality Of It All and regaled us with a lovely performance of it. She played a Feist song about wishing I didn’t miss you. She closed with a jazzy song called Nope which featured the line I can’t change the truth. It was a wonderful show.

 

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Thanya Iyer pic by Luke Awtry Photography

I popped over to the Lamp Shop and a band from Montreal called Thanya Iyer were onstage and playing. This was the last night of a long tour before heading home and they sounded completely locked in. They were playing some infectious synth pop as I got settled but then the sound turned to jam then rocked a bit as it came to a close. I think it was about rising up. I’m not sure if the next song was one long song or a series of them but it started with bird sounds and lovely keys then fell into a jazz jam prog rock sound. The drummer gave the song a hypnotic feel and I was just amazed. They wrapped up the set after that and I’m so glad that I caught as much as I did. They are definitely a band to watch for.

 

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Thanya Iyer pic by Luke Awtry Photography

I popped back to the Bean and another band from Montreal were ready to play. Best Fern said they were really good friends with Thanya and neither knew the other was playing that night. Kudos to whomever booked those shows. Fern are a duo with a woman on guitar and vocals and a guy on electronics. They began with a soft mystical sound lit by chimes and wispy vocals. They played delicate and gorgeous songs about waiting and wondering if you love you. They sang about how you can do anything that you want to and remarked about how present the audience was. They sang a song called I Will Try and closed the set with a song about when you’re dead. It was a beautiful show.

 

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Best Fern pic by Tim Lewis

 

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The Mountain Carol pic by Tim Lewis

I headed back to the Lamp Shop and got in and settled as the other band I meant to see started to play. The Mountain Carol began with a Roxy Music sound and played a long song or a series of songs about having the vision. As it went along and took fun twists and turns I was elated. At one point it had a bit of a Doors sound and went for about 20 minutes. Up next was an upbeat jazzy song about dancing alone that made me smile. They played a couple more that were really cool and called it a night. That was the second time I’d seen them and would go back again in a heartbeat.

I popped back to the Bean and caught part of a song by Guthrie Galileo. It was just him on keys and vocals and he played a pop song with a big sound. I was pretty wiped out by then so I took the easy walk home, but I really should check out his music soon. Even on the night before Thanksgiving there is amazing music in our town.

Thanks Luke Awtry Photography for the pictures of Thanya Iyer

 

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The Mountain Carol pic by Tim Lewis