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Radio Show 53 Thursday March 13, 2014 9-10pm Eastern US Time WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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I just got back from my 53rd local music radio show on internet only WBKM.ORG. Per a conversation with my parents & brother, and a request from Eric, I opened with some older songs.

Song before: Amber Waves – Tori Amos

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. I’ve been playing a lot of new music lately, so let’s play some classics. This is Every Time I Hear That Mellow Saxophone by Big Joe Burrell on WBKM, and this is Burlington’s Kind Of Music.

1.) Every Time I Hear That Mellow Saxophone – Big Joe Burrell and the Unknown Blues Band
2.) Mystery Blues – Zoot Wilson
3.) Walkingincircles – Raq

I love that song by Raq, it always makes me happy, and after 12+ inches of snow that we got yesterday, something happy is nice. Zoot goes out to Eric, and yesterday my family got together for Dad’s birthday. We talked about Hunts and the statue of Joe, so I wanted to play that song. I’m playing older songs tonight. This goes back a couple of years.

4.) Wait For Me – Anais Mitchell
5.) In Comes The Tide – PossumHaw
6.) Good Thing – Maryse Smith
7.) Catskills – Alpenglow

Alpenglow have a great new video for that song. I love the trend of bands using the spectacular views in Vermont for the background for their videos. Maryse was great at Signal Kitchen a couple of weeks ago. Her voice is so strong and poised. I’m starting to dig deeper into the Possumhaw album and I like it. Great song from Anais. Well, last week I finished off Maximum Soul Power, so now it’s time to start a new album. There are a lot of great albums that are about to be released but are not out yet. I’m going classic and will play Dancing With the Big Guy from Ninja Custodian all the way through over the next few weeks. Here we go.

8.) Rock And Roll Is My Weapon – Ninja Custodian
9.) Ego – When Particles Collide
10.) Trans Am – Barbacoa
11.) Good Citizen (NYC Mix) – Pinhead

Pinhead are classic Burlington. Barbacoa are always fun. Particles have a new album coming soon. Great song from Ninja. This next band have a new album coming soon and are at Nectar’s on Tuesday. There is a lot of snow out there, but I’m starting to thing of planting seeds.

12.) The Seed – Elephants of Scotland

I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

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song after: The Great Unraveling – Fish

 

 

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Radio Show 17 Thursday June 20, 2013 9-10pm Eastern US Time WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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I just got back from radio show 17 on WBKM.ORG.  It felt really smooth, like everything was in place.  I felt like the arc from the blues, into Black Sea Quartet, into the rock, then back to the blues, flowed right.  I was dancing like a fool to most of the songs, had the windows open, and the sound cranked.

Song before: A Day in the Life/Give Peace A Chance – Paul McCartney

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the sounds of Burlington.  Even though the rain has stopped and the sun is out, I’ve got the blues, and the cure.  This is Big Joe Burrell on WBKM, and this is Burlington’s kind of music.

 

1.) Every Time I Hear That Mellow Saxophone – Big Joe Burrell and the Unknown Blues Band

2.) The Mechanic – Blues for Breakfast

3.) The Red Army Liberates North Winooski Ave – Black Sea Quartet

 

Said I never met Mike Deutsch, but saw him play a few times, and he was good.  It was sad to learn that he passed away at 41 years old.  Talked about knowing Mr Charlie for years and having tons of respect for him.  He and Blues for Breakfast play often.  Talked about how Joe moved to town and taught us how to play the blues.  Talked about the statue for him on Church st.  Said it’s time to check out the next song on New Appreciation For Sunshine.

 

4.) Distance – The Cush

5.) Mary – Plan B

6.) American Proxy – The Hero Cycle

 

The Hero Cycle sound like pure joy to me, and I was dancing around the studio.  One of the fun things about this gig, is pulling out old CD’s and listening.  OMG, how did I not remember the song Mary.  The Cush, a slice of sonic heaven.  Tomorrow Thompson Gunner are going to play at Nectar’s

 

7.) The Rutland Song – Thompson Gunner

8.) Sunny Side of the Couch – The Lestons

9.) Wall To Wall – The Lava’s

 

The Austin sisters have made great music in this town for a long time.  Pulled out the Lestons CD today, and loved this song.  May have to go see Thompson tomorrow.  Last Saturday I saw Cave Bees, Parmaga, Black Rabbit, and a band play the Pixie’s album Doolittle.  The band was Bobby Hackney jr from Rough Francis, Caroline O’Connor, and from Blue Button, James Belizia, Jason Cooley, and Eric Olsen, and what a tremendous job they did playing those complex songs.  Last night, I went out to see Persian Claws and Barbacoa.  The first band on, Violette Ultraviolet were really good too.

 

10.) Confession – Violette Ultraviolet

11.) Bobfred – Seth Yacovone Blues Band

 

Seth is another local legend, always playing out.  I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town.  Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

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Song after: Faith Healer – Fish