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Radio Show 226 Thursday September 21, 2017 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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Cave Bees and Ryan Cohen setting up

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Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM.ORG will run from 9-11pm US Eastern time Thursday September 21. You can stream it from the website link above or from the WBKM Facebook page. It will go as follows.

Song before: Cinema – YES (official)

intro

From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds of Burlington. A week and a half ago a gentleman came to town and played a show at Radio Bean on a Sunday night. Let’s begin with one of his songs.

1.) What We Started – ROSEDALE
2.) Echoes On – Cones
3.) Release Your Records – SWALE
4.) Falling – Xiu Xiu

Xiu will play tomorrow at Club Metronome and they sound pretty cool so I may have to check that out. I always know which new Swale song to play by checking and seeing which one has been running through my head all week. I hope that one gets stuck in yours, if you want. I had fun seeing Cones at The Monkey House and really liked that song and wanted to play it again this week. Cool song from Rosedale. OK, last week I finished playing Loose Tooth so it’s time to start a new album to play song after song week after week. This is a side project from The High Breaks called Surf Sabbath.

5.) Symptom Of The Universe – Surf Sabbath.
6.) Freeway – David Rosane & The Zookeepers
7.) Alienation – Black Rabbit
8.) Imaginary – Envy

That’s a classic from Burlington’s ’90’s and still a great song. That’s a new classic from Rabbit. Great rocker from David and the band. Recently, The High Breaks took a few Black Sabbath songs and rearranged them into a surf style then put them out on Bandcamp. I hope you enjoy hearing the album over the next few weeks. OK, let’s head over to Robot Dog Studio for an interview and live music from Cave Bees.

9.) Sister Blue – Cave Bees
10.) Queen City – Cave Bees
11.) I Don’t Need This Anymore – Cave Bees
12.) Juliet – Cave Bees

I want to thank the band for playing so hard and being so fun to talk with. Thanks also to Ryan Cohen for making us all sound so great. So, Rebekah Whitehurst and Frank from Cave Bees also play in this next band.

13.) Vestibule – Blue Button
14.) Finally Found The One – When Particles Collide
15.) Robots Improving Robots – The Tsunamibots
16.) Lift A Finger – Bag Of Panties

Panties featured Steve Tremblay before his Cave Bees days. I want to thank Tsunamibots for making me Director of Robot Propaganda last week, and for rocking so hard. Great song from Particles who play all over the US. Great rocker from Button. This next band play at Metal Monday next week at Nectar’s.

17.) Local Lore – Savage Hen
18.) Probably Wrong – Phantom Suns
19.) Creature (Of The Night) – Hellascope
20.) Purple Sorceress – KiefCatcher

I want to thank Chris Farnsworth for turning me on to Kief and Hella and lots of other bands. I’ll have to watch and see if I can catch them live sometime. There is so much music about that it always helps when people in the know clue each other in. Cool song from Ryan Cohen and company. Great rocker from Savage. OK, let’s keep rocking.

21.) Tenderness – The New Siberians
22.) Iron And Metal – The Mountain Says No
23.) Bulletproof Vest – Zola Turn
24.) Not True – Peg Tassey MUSIC

Those last two are classic gems from the ’90’s. Great rockers from Mountain and Siberians. OK, be healthy out there and make sure you get your vitamins.

25.) Vitamin Dee – Persian Claws
26.) Endless Sunkissed Lover – gneiss
27.) Ordinary Day – Milton Busker
28.) Can We Go There? – Bethany Conner Music

Bethany will be at On Tap Bar and Grill early Friday evening. Great song from Milton. I saw Gneiss do that Wednesday night at Red Square and it was just great. Super fun song from Claws. Well, I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, Shall we?

outro

Songs after
Blind To The Beautiful – Fish
Perpetual Change – Yes
And You And I – Anderson and Wakeman
Awaken – Yes
Gong Home – Dire Straits
The Crystal Ship – The Doors
It’s Just A Ride – Bill Hicks
Aura – The Church Band
Nightmare On Elm Street – Savage Hen
Veteran Of The Psychic Wars – Blue Oyster Cult
The Art Of Giving In – 1881
I Lost My Marbles – Joshua Glass Music
regular programming.

 

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Radio Show 208 Thursday May 18, 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 air on 107.1FM, can be streamed at WBKM and will run from 9-11pm US Eastern time Thursday May 18th. It will go as follows:

Song before: Oliver’s Army – Elvis Costello

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. I’ve got a bunch of new music to play for you tonight so let’s dive in.

1.) Via Champlain – Some Hollow
2.) High Flying Bird – Anders Parker
3.) Dance Of The World – Satori Bob
4.) Science Fiction – Hana Zara

Great classic from Hana who enraptures crowds with that song. That’s a brand new song from Satori. Their singer, John Baumann used to play around Burlington all the time so many years ago. Great new song from Anders. Hollow just put out the Green EP and it’s really good. OK, here is the next song from Lights Camera Action.

5.) Sometime Next Week – 1881
6.) It’ll Be OK – Let’s Whisper
7.) Children Of The Stars – Madaila
8.) Great Escape – Jeremy Gilchrist – Singer-Songwriter

Jeremy just played a cool show at Light Club Lamp Shop from 7:15-8. It’s such a pleasure to hear him. Great songs from Madaila and Whisper. 1881 are so much fun. OK, let’s get a bit moody and spacey.

9.) Rainy Alley – Totally Submerged
10.) Jungle Rot – The Edd
11.) Alan’s Garden – Ruckzuck
12.) Survey Says – Senders

Senders are so much fun. You should be their friend if you are not already. Ruckzuck will play some psychedelic rock on Monday at Nectar’s and Radio Bean so that should be fun. That’s a new song from The Edd. Submerged are playing acoustic on Saturday at Farnham Ale & Lager VT starting around 6. This next band just put out the What?!?!? album.

13.) Sin Is Funner – Swillbillie
14.) Tell Me No – Clever Girls
15.) Wing To Me – Alice Austin
16.) Say It – Anachronist

Great songs from Anachronist and the legendary Alice Austin. The Clever song was recorded live at Robot Dog Studio. Great fun song from Billie. This next band will be at ArtsRiot on Saturday.

17.) Paint With The Sun – Arc Iris
18.) The Feeling Is Strange Binger
19.) Complex Vermont – Self Portrait
20.) 2,000 – The Pants

That was a classic from Burlington’s ’90’s. Nice song about VT from Portrait. Binger are so wonderful, even if Facebook will not let me tag them. Great song from Arc though they will be playing Joni Mitchell’s Blue album so who knows if they will play any of their own songs. This next band play next Wednesday at The Monkey House.

21.) Bridge To Panda Chaos – Zeus Springsteen
22.) Sky – The Nancy Druids
23.) The Great Forgetter – The New Siberians
24.) Highway Brain – The Cush

They played a great version of that one at Waking Windows. Great song from the Siberians. The Druids song was recorded at Robot Dog by Ryan Cohen. Zeus should have a lot of music coming soon. It’s been warm and hot and I’ve been driving with the windows down.

25.) Windows Down – Lendway
26.) Every Last One Of Us – SWALE
27.) ETI – The Contrarian

Great cover of the BOC song by Casey Merlin Rae. Swale are so amazing. 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:

Vigil In A Wilderness Of Mirrors (live) – Fish
Lost In America – Alice Cooper
Jackbooted Thugs (Have All The Best Drugs) – Anders Parker
Ninjas Vs Zombies – Phil Yates
Tonite It Shows – Mercury Rev
All In My Mind – Love And Rockets
Carbon – Tori Amos
Cascade – Andriana Chobot
Strange Phenomena – Kate Bush
Gift Shop – The Tragically Hip
Grind – The Church Band
Dying Stars – Slingshot Dakota
It’s Just A Ride – Bill Hicks
Man On The Side – Joshua Glass Music
regular programming.

 

 

Radio Show 177 Thursday September 29, 2016 9-11pm Eastern US Time 107.1 FM and WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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I just got back from my local music radio show on 107.1FM WBKM.org. It went as flollows:

Songs lined up before the show
Golden Blunders – The Posies
Marching Bands Of Manhattan – Death Cab For Cutie
Uh-Oh – Slowdim
When You Were Mind – The Church Band
Sparks – The Color Exchange
Satellite – Guster
She’s Leaving Home – Silver Bridget
Sweet Dreams – Bethany Conner

recording begins
Song before: Things Change – Black Rabbit

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intro

From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. I want to begin by thanking Higher Ground for sponsoring us here at WBKM. There are a ton of bands playing around tonight and over the weekend. Let’s begin with a singer who is playing a show at the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center in Stowe on Saturday.

1.) Le Blues – Francesca Blanchard
2.) Wanderer – Francesca Blanchard
3.) Mon Ange – Francesca Blanchard

Francesca will also play on Tuesday at Signal Kitchen so there are lots of ways to experience her music this week. This next singer will return to Radio Bean on Sunday.

4.) Vulture – Rorie Kelly
5.) Clocks On The Wall – Jeremy Gilchrist – Singer-Songwriter
6.) Sunbeam – Split Tongue Crow
7.) The Worst Part – Bethany Conner Music

Bethany played a tremendous show at Light Club Lamp Shop on Tuesday and I’m so glad I was there. Cool song from the Rutland band. I love that Jeremy Gilchrist song. He will be at Radio Bean on Sunday too. OK, let’s play the next song from Song For My Double.

8.) This Machine – Invisible Homes
9.) Phones – Violet Ultraviolet
10.) Arkansas Sheriff – Lake Superior
11.) Circle K – The New Siberians

Another great new song from the Siberians Black, Blue and White album. Cool rocker from LS. Cool new song from VU’s new Pop City album. I love that Woody Guthrie reference. This next singer is at Light Club Lamp Shop tonight.

12.) Dogs At The Door – Milton Busker
13.) Gettin High – Heavy Plains
14.) MSP2 – ROUGH FRANCIS
15.) Politicians In My Eyes – Death World Wide

Death played a show that was live on Facebook earlier today. They just played DC with Francis. This song makes me think of the debate on Monday where there was a Presidential candidate and some guy who kept saying look at me. Please choose wisely when voting. Francis played at Higher Ground tonight. Plains were at The Monkey House tonight. I should have been at all of those shows, and doing this radio show. That Milton song seemed a little appropriate tonight. This next band are at Foam Brewers tomorrow.

16.) Trans Am – Barbacoa
17.) It’s Just A Ride – Bill Hicks
18.) Round Sum – Cave Bees
19.) Nowhere Feels Like Home – Fire The Cannons
20.) Popular Crowd – SWALE

That was a fun rocking set with a little life commentary from Bill. This next set has a theme. Any guesses?

21.) Shooting Starlight – Rue M.
22.) Dora Marr – Queen Tangerine
23.) Star – The New Siberians
24.) Under Bright Stars – Alice Austin

Great songs from Alice and a cool song from the Siberians first album. Rue will be playing the election night party in November. This next singer just posted a cool old video from 1991. We rocked a lot back then too.

25.) Naked Garden – Peg Tassey MUSIC
26.) Hold Me Tight – The Decentz
27.) Way Down Hadestown – Anais Mitchell
28.) Basalt Anchor – Vedora

Great song from Caroline Marie. Anais is at Higher Ground tomorrow. Classic rock from the first two. I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we? See ya, ta ta….

29.) Sayonara – Black Rabbit
outro
promo

Song after: Poet’s Moon – Fish
recording ends

lined up after:
Strontium Burning – TILT
Usual Plays In Heaven/Be Kind Ant Talk To Me – Active Heed
Coming Down Again – Waylon Speed!
Down By The River/Like A Hurricane – Seth Yacovone Band
And You And I – Yes
Into The Void – Surf Sabbath
The Last Of The Unplucked Gems – The Tragically Hip
Carpet Of The Sun (live) – Renaissance
Breathing – Kate Bush
Stumble – Andriana Chobot
Morrigan – Children in Paradise
New Americana – Halsey
The Territory – Hana Zara
Flamenco – The Tragically Hip
Black 17 – The New Siberians
Cold Gin – Ace Frehley
Kill The King – Rainbow
Attack Of The Mad Axeman – Michael Schenker Group.
Springtime In Vienna – The Tragically Hip
Last American Right – The Cush
Margaret – Marillion
Block – The Church
Empire Of The Clouds – Iron Maiden
Butts Wigglin – The Tragically Hip
Megaphone – Joshua Glass Music

 

Radio Show 148 Thursday March 3, 2016 9-11pm Eastern US Time WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

WBKM photo by Tim Lewis Dec 17 2015

WBKM photo by Tim Lewis Dec 17 2015

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I just got back from my local music radio show on internet only Wbkm,org. I played an homage to Dark Side Of The Mountain’s homage to Pink Floyd, and some songs about Bernie Sanders.

Songs before:The Bomb – The Mountain Says No (not chosen by me, it just came up in the queue before the songs I picked.)
Help Wanted – Wide Wail
Song In Space – The Church
Sparks – The Color Exchange
Clash City Rockers – The Clash

recording begins
Song before: Judy Is A Punk – The Ramones

promo

intro

From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Former Mayor of Burlington, Bernie Sanders, did pretty well by winning four states on Super Tuesday. It’s so inspiring to see him doing so well in his run for the US Presidency. He is that rare politician who lays our specific plans to make life easier for Americans, so it’s inspiring to hear him speak, but is really inspiring because of his record of accomplishment. He has inspired a lot of citizens and artists and musicians. Here is some music inspired by Bernie Sanders.

1.) I Saw Bernie Sanders At Al’s French Fries – Patrick Heltz
2.) This Land Is Your Land – VT Artists
3.) Feel The Bern – Violint Wednesday
4.) Bernie Is A Punk – Bern Unit

Nice reworking of the Ramones Judy Is A Punk by the California band. Violint is a woman named Emma Sky who used to live in town. I love the references to knowing Bernie personally and the humable Feel The Bern chorus. Lovely song from Kat Wright, Bob Wagner, and the rest of the crew. It was great seeing lots of those musicians on stage with Bernie in Essex on Tuesday night. Great song from Patrick about seeing Bernie about town. Bernie and Al’s are two Burlington classics. Last week I finished the last song from the Black Rabbit album Red Flannel Hash. It’s time to start a new album to play song after song, week after week, until it’s done. Of course, it will be the album that Bernie Sanders recorded back in the 80’s with 30 Vermont musicians.

5.) Oh, Freedom – Bernie Sanders and 30 VT Musicians
6.) It’s Just A Ride – Bill Hicks
7.) Freeway – David Rosane and the Zookeepers
8.) If I Knew – Binger

I love the vitality of the lyric in the Binger song. The whole set was about people getting along and working together to make a great world. Freeway has that feel, and is a good rocking song. Bill was a preacher on par with none, and one of the funniest people who ever walked the planet. Yea Bernie. So, something cool happened this week. Alpenglow released their first full length album.

9.) Been So Long – Alpenglow
10.) Northern Skies – The Lindbergh Baby
11.) The Blackout – The Static Age
12.) Stop – REDadmiral

Great fun rocker from Admiral. I love the sound and flow of the Static song. I used to work with Scott Broderick and love that song from his band. Hmmm, Alpenglow. So, I saw a cool show last week at the Rusty Nail in Stowe. They ran a school bus from Nectar’s to the show, so I took the ride and saw Dark Side of the Mountain play a stunning Pink Floyd tribute show. This was the encore.

13.) Echoes->Comfortably Numb->Echoes

Because, if you are going to play a 23 minute song for your encore, why not throw in another 7 minute one in the drifty section in the middle. Stunning show. This next artist has been playing her well crafted songs all around.

14.) Wanderer – Francesca Blanchard
15.) Poem For Torin/Ethan Is Stoned – Peg Tassey
16.) No Countries – And The Kids
17.) Popular Crowd – Swale

Great rocker from the great band. Kids have been playing a ton of shows all over lately. Go see them if you ever get a chance. That is such an epic song from Peg. Sadly, she just lost her mom. My heart goes out to you Peg! This next band played Metal Mondays last year and blew me away. They came back this Monday and played another great show.

18.) Crystal King – Holy Grail
19.) A Different Machine (live) – Elephants Of Scotland

Killer song from the local prog band who occasionally plays Metal Mondays too. Grail rocked last Monday! I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we? Good bye. See Ya. Ciao.

20.) Sayonara – Black Rabbit
outro

promo

Song After: State Of Mind – Fish

recording ends
Speed Of Light – Iron Maiden
Running With The Devil – Van Halen
Julianne Wait – Lowell Thompson
Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad? – Bob Wagner and the Book ‘Em Blues Bad
Home By The Sea – Genesis
Swing The Gavel – Elephants Of Scotland
Hello Earth->The Morning Fog – Kate Bush
The Lamia – Steve Hackett and Steven Rothery
In The Blue Light – Jane Siberry
Blue Light Shines – Gabrielle Douglas and the Dwellers
Blue Light – David Gilmour
Tantalized – The Church
Garden Party/Market Square Heroes – Marillion
Empire Of The Clouds – Iron Maiden
My Hero The Enemy – Gregory Douglass
Presence – Satori Bob
Glastonbury Song – The Waterboys
By My Side – Kat Wright and the Indomitable Soul Band
New York My Lovely – Josh Glass
regular programming

 

As always, I want to thank everyone who made tonight’s show possible. Thanks to: The Mountain Says No, Andrew Frappier, Jedd Kettler, Ben Maddox, Amanda Gustafson, The Church Band, The Color Exchange, Justin Ellis, Bob Wagner, Kat Wright, Dwight & Nicole, Marie Claire Johnson, BERN UNIT, Bernie Sanders, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, AMERICAN The Bill Hicks Story, David Rosane & The Zookeepers, Binger, Dalton Muzzy, Shakir Stephen, Braden Winslow, Alpenglow, The Lindbergh Baby, Scott Broderick, Bobby Hackney Jr., REDadmiral, John Billingsley, Gordon Glover, Dark Side of the Mountain, Matthew Bryan Hagen, Francesca Blanchard, Peg Tassey MUSIC, And The Kids, SWALE, Eric Olsen, Tyler Bolles, Jeremy Frederick, Holy Grail (Official Page), Elephants of Scotland, Adam Rabin, John M Whyte, Dan MacDonald, Ornan McLean, Black Rabbit, Jane Boxall Percussion, Darlene Scarano, Marc Scarano, Fish, Iron Maiden, Kate Bush, Steve Hackett, jane siberry, Gabrielle Douglas, David Gilmour, Marillion, Satori Bob, John Baumann, Kat Wright & The Indomitable Soul Band, Joshua Glass Music, and everyone else!!!!

 

Radio Show 142 Thursday January 21, 2016 9-11pm Eastern US Time WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

WBKM photo by Tim Lewis Dec 17 2015

WBKM photo by Tim Lewis Dec 17 2015

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I just got back from my local music radio show on internet only WBKM. I worked all day, caught a quick nap, walked downtown and created the show. Fortunately for me, there is so much great music in this town, it’s not that hard to do.

Songs before: The Old And The Young – MIDLAKE BAND
The Porpoise Song – The Church
Under Pressure – Queen and David Bowie
Strangers When We Meet – David Bowie
The Stars (Are Out Tonight) – David Bowie
Moonage Daydream – David Bowie

recording begins

Song before: The Man Who Sold The World – David Bowie

promo

intro

From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds of Burlington. Despite a super warm December, winter has pretty much set in. Let’s begin with some local songs about the cold time of year.

1.) Winter – Dave Jarvis
2.) Christmas Sled – The Mountain Says No
3.) Stylus Of Id – Somah
4.) Northern Memory – The Cush

Such great cold imagery from the Texas band who spent many winters playing lovely music for us. Thanks Cush!! Stylus is all about Orion who appears in the sky in winter. That sled that you got for Christmas, but couldn’t use at the time, well now there is lots of snow and cold, so have at it. Nice song from Dave. It’s a bit of a mellow evening in Burlington, so let’s go with that vibe for a bit.

5.) Good Thing – Maryse Smith
6.) The Night Syd Barrett Died – Colin Nicholas Clary
7.) Eve & Adam – Cricket Blue
8.) Afterlife – Hana Zara

Great song from Hana about living in the space between two lives. Great song from Cricket who are playing shows all over. I love all the local references in Syd. Super strong song from Maryse Smith. Let’s keep the mellow but strong vibe going for a bit.

9.) Letter From The 21st – Jeremy Gilchrist – Singer-Songwriter
10.) New York My Lovely – Joshua Glass Music
11.) I’ve Been Down – Bob Wagner
12.) By My Side – Kat Wright & The Indomitable Soul Band

Such a great song from Kat Wright and the band. Hopefully they will have new music soon. Nice cover done by a killer guitar player and a driving force behind Dark Side of the Mountain, who are playing in Stowe soon. If you like the Josh song check out his band Sammich. Great song from Jeremy Gilchrist. Tomorrow night at Radio Bean Barbacoa will be the backing band for a bunch of local artists playing David Bowie songs. I don’t know if anyone in this next band will be part of it, but they did release this song this week.

13.) Starman – Madaila
14.) Freak Out Friday – Rue Mevlana
15.) Hold Me Tight – The Decentz
16.) Melt – Chin Ho

Nice cover song from Ho. I thought it would be fun to bookend that set with the covers and stick a couple of new and old classics in between. This next set is for the optimists of the world.

17.) We Shall Overcome – Bernie Sanders and 30 Vermont musicians
18.) It’s Just A Ride – Bill Hicks AMERICAN The Bill Hicks Story)
19.) Sequoia 3 – Binger
20.) In The Garden Of Mystic Lovers – Francis Dunnery

Francis is from Scotland but he lived in Vermont for a while around the time he released the album Man. He played Mystic and other song from the album often at Club Metronome. I just love the sentiment from Binger, and the rock. Great words from Bill and Bernie. OK, let’s take a swing through some ’90’s classics.

21.) On My Way – Hover
22.) Finder – Madelines
23.) Bloodboy – Envy
24.) Help Wanted – Wide Wail

Absolute classic from Wail. Great rocker from Envy. Finder is such a fun song with a great riff. I just love the Hover song. This next song is one that has always spoken to me. This is one of the coolest bands to ever play JP’s.

25.) Chester Allen – The World Famous Hanglows.

I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week. I’ll say goodbye with the next song on Red Flannel Hash.

26.) Sayonara – Black Rabbit
outro

promo

Song after: View From The Hill – Fish

recording ends
Usual Plays In Heaven/Be Kind And Talk To Me – Active Heed
Panic In Detroit – David Bowie
Supper’s Ready – Steve Hackett
Where Is My Mind – The Pixies
Sound And Vision – David Bowie
Blue Light Shines – Gabrielle Douglas and the Dwellers
Ninjas VS Zombies – Phil Yates
Life On Mars – David Bowie
New Americana – Halsey
This Is The Sound – Folksongs For The Afterlife
Blackstar – David Bowie
Swing The Gavel – Elephants of Scotland
Destination – The Church Band
Cinderella Search – Marillion
The Love You Had – Lowell Thompson
regular programming

 

Radio Show 139 Thursday December 17, 2015 9-11pm Eastern US Time WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

WBKM photo by Tim Lewis Dec 17 2015

WBKM photo by Tim Lewis Dec 17 2015

 

I just got back from my local music radio show on internet only WBKM. I played a lot of local artists doing Christmas classics. I upped the nutrition level of the show with a couple of songs from Screaming Broccoli. I played a couple of cuts from The Cuts. And Swale, I played a lot of Swale.

before: Delirious – The Church Band

recording begins
Song before: Beware Of Darkness – George Harrison.

promo

intro

From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. The Calendar says it’s close to Christmas but with it 50 degrees and raining, it sure does not feel like it. I guess it’s a good thing the world leaders are at least putting some plans into action to attempt to halt global warming. My song before the show tonight was from the concert for Bangladesh. On Saturday a bunch of local musicians will recreate the show at Higher Ground. I think I’m working, but will be there if I can. Tonight, let’s begin with some local artist playing Christmas songs. Let’s begin with one of my favorites.

1.) Happy X-mas (War Is Over) – Joshua Glass Music
2.) Hallelujah – Swale
3.) Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer – Linda Bassick
4.) Carol of the Bells – Gordon Stone

Nice version of the classic by the super-talented Stone. Did you catch the version of that song with Stephen and Henry Rollins on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night? Check it out if you missed it! Great version of Rudolph by Linda Bassick. I love the lyric rewrite on the Cohen classic. Great song from Josh. Let’s keep going with more Christmas songs.

5.) It Came Upon A Midnight Clear – Electric Halo
6.) God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen – Viperhouse
7.) Silver Bells – Josh Glass
8.) Winter Wonderland – The N-Zones

That was a fun romp from the classic Burlington band. Another great song from Josh. Nice groove to the Viper song. Great interpretation from Halo, who feature Joe Adler and the music saw of Johnnie Day Durand. Let’s go back in time to the late ’80’s or early ’90’s when Burlington bands really came into their own.

9.) Rain – The Cuts
10.) Hold Me Tight – The Decentz
11.) So Nice – Ninja Custodian
12.) Let’s Bury Bob – Screaming Broccoli

Great rocker from the classic band. I love that Ninja song. I love that Decentz song. I had to play Rain due to the weather. OK, let’s get to the next song on Red Flannel Hash.

13.) Double Line – Black Rabbit
14.) Christmas Sled – The Mountain Says No
15.) Blind Pigs – ROUGH FRANCIS
16.) Beaten Down – Swale

The last time I listened to Pigs I though it has to mix into the Swale song. I’m psyched to see Francis at The Monkey House on New Year’s Eve! Killer Mountain song. Another classic from Rabbit. Swale just put out an EP with four Christmas songs, and are playing at the Monkey House tonight. I already played the fourth song on the album. Here are the other three.

17.) Just Another Day (Christmas) – Swale
18.) It’s Christmas – Swale
19.) Snow Again – Swale

Three new classics from one of the most wonderful bands in town. OK, let’s play some more classics from local bands.

20.) Santa Baby – Samara Lark Brown
21.) Frosty The Snowman – Construction Joe
22.) Jingle Bell Rock – Sarah Stickle
23.) The Christmas Song – Motel Brown

Just wonderful versions of classic songs. Here are some more.

24.) Little Drummer Boy – Aaron Flinn
25.) Merry Christmas Baby – Sandra Wright Band
26.) Oh Holy Night – Cait Hoffman
27.) Silent Night – Tammy Fletcher

Stunning solo vocal versions from Tammy and Cait. Nice groove to the Sandra song. Aaron is always so solid. OK, let’s play a few more then close with some regular local songs.

28.) White Christmas – Giovanina Bucci
29.) Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas – Greg Alexander
30.) Santa Claus Is Coming To Town – Scott Mangan

Three more absolute classics. OK, here is a song that always inspires me.

31.) Sequoia 3 – Binger
31.) Above The Frequency – Invisible Homes
32.) On A Sunday – Screaming Broccoli
33.) In A Different Part Of The World – The Cuts

Cuts are showing a bit of Pinhead influence on that one. Killer song from Broccoli. Great new song from Homes. I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. I will be off the next two weeks to spend some time with my family. I want to say Happy Birthday to my brother Ken, since his birthday is Saturday. I will be back in 2016.

outro

promo

Songs after:
Sunsets On Empire (live) – Fish
It’s Just A Ride – Bill Hicks AMERICAN The Bill Hicks Story)

recording ends
Wave – Slingshot Dakota
Usual Plays In Heaven/Be Kind And Talk To Me – Active Heed
Down By The River/Like A Hurricane – Seth Yacovone Band
Higher And Higher – The Moody Blues
Amazing Journey/Sparks – The Who
Empire Of The Clouds – Iron Maiden
Starship Trooper – Yes (official)
Jacob’s Ladder (live) – RUSH
Orange Like Water – The Cush
Afraid Of Sunlight – Marillion
Opus 40 – Mercury Rev
The Old And The Young – MIDLAKE BAND
World Container – The Tragically Hip
It’s All Too Much – The Church
Teenage Mother Earth – The Red Telephone
Ninjas VS Zombies – Phil Yates
Strange Phenomena – Kate Bush
Dear God – Kat Wright & The Indomitable Soul Band
I’ve Been Down – Bob Wagner
New York My Lovely – Josh Glass
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Radio Show 121 Thursday August 6, 2015 9-11pm Eastern US Time WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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I just got back from doing my local music radio show. I walked in unprepared but think I pulled out a fun one.

Song before: The Rakes Song – The Decemberists

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. It’s 9pm and already dark. It’s still been rainy and chilly at night and sunny and warm but not super hot. It looks like this will not be one of the warmer summers on record, but there have been many stunning days. I caught some of The Precipice: A Vermont Music Festival last weekend and saw some great music. One of the artists that I really enjoyed was Abbie Morin, so I got her album and here is Peace Of Mind on WBKM.org and this is Burlington’s Kind Of Music.

1.) Peace Of Mind – Abbie Morin
2.) I Walk The Line – Zoot Wilson
3.) Avalon – Split Tongue Crow
4.) Two Sleepy Arms – Lendway

The High Breaks played a super cool show at Radio Bean at the Precipice. Three of the guys used to be in Lendway, so I wanted to play Arms since I have no Breaks to play. I love Split Tongue Crow and that is just a gorgeous song. Fun cover from Zoot. I think he said that was the modern version. Abbie is going to hit the road soon. If she’s in your town, check out her show. After the Breaks set I ran into Todd Gevry and asked if he had heard of And The Kids. He said he had heard the name. I recommended staying and listening. After their set he seemed pretty enthusiastic. I thought they were great and they played a killer version of this song.

5.) All Day All Night – And The Kids
6.) Brothers And Sisters – Joe Adler
7.) Sequoia 3 – Binger
8.) It’s Just A Ride – Bill Hicks AMERICAN The Bill Hicks Story)
9.) We Shall Overcome – U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders

I’m missing the Republican debate tonight, and I’m assuming I’m just going to miss 10-17 people saying the same Approved Talking Points. I had to play Bernie to counter some of that. Bill’s message still resonates hard. Binger played a killer version of 3 at the Precipice, and some pretty killer other songs too. I caught a bit of Johnnie Day Durand playing saw at The Precipice and wanted to play Brothers to give you a hint, and to thank Joe for all that he has done to make our town sound great. Love that Kids song. I’m going to play this next song because I love it and it’s great.

10.) If You Get Lost – Swale
11.) Small Town Movie – The Cush
12.) It’s Real Again – Zola Turn

I think I played all three of those songs because I love them and they are great. OK, on to the next song from The Mountain Says No’s album JV. This is the eponymous song.

13.) The Mountain – The Mountain Says No
14.) Can’t Feel It – Vetica
15.) Dead Or In Jail – Crazyhearse
16.) Holmes, Sweet Holmes – Cameo Harlot

I miss Harlot. Crazy just played the Radio Bean last Tuesday. I love the Vetica song. Hmmm, Mountain. OK, let’s go classic.

17.) First Kiss – Peg Tassey MUSIC
18.) Flypaper – Persian Claws
19.) Always Monica-Down At The Duck – Chin Ho

Three Burlington classics from three different eras. Great songs too. This is another beautiful song that I love.

20.) If Time Was A River – Anna Pardenik
21.) WhoNeedsFriends – Paper Castles
22.) Clocks On the Wall – Jeremy Gilchrist

Great song with great lyrics. Thanks Jeremy. Castles played a killer set at the Precipice at the Light Club Lamp Shop. Great song from Anna. This next song seems to be getting some traction.

23.) Burn It Down Bernadette – Phil Yates & The Affiliates
24.) Knight Ov Swords – The Contrarian
25.) Sayonara – Black Rabbit

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: Arc Of The Curve – Fish