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Radio Show 130 Thursday October 8, 2015 9-11pm Eastern US Time WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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WBKM window by Tim Lewis

 

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I just got back from my local music radio show on internet only WBKM.org. It had a nice start and a heavy end.

Lined up before:
Solid Rock – Dire Straits
Delirious – The Church Band
Feel It – Kate Bush
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Song before: October – U2

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. It’s a crisp Autumn night, it’s cold if you are standing, but not bad if you are moving. This week a wonderful local musician named Samara Lark Brown lost her mom. Please send her lots of loving energy as she spends time with her family. It seems like there have been lots of sad events lately, and wonderful events lately. We are spirits condensed and incarnated for a finite amount of time. As you go through joy and pain, be sure to not bottle it up. Feel it and let it out, so your friends and family can help you. The healing process seems to have times of pain and times that are more bearable. This first song deals with the waves of emotion that keep on coming. This is In Waves by Sarah Blacker on WBKM and this is Burlington’s Kind Of Music.

1.) In Waves – Sarah Blacker
2.) Like Beads – Anachronist
3.) 1.21 Jigawatts – Wave of the Future
4.) Brothers And Sisters – Joe Adler

That beautiful song goes out to Samara. That’s her singing and Johnnie Day Durand on saw. It was so great seeing Joe and Johnnie at Radio Bean on Tuesday. Samara also sings with Wave, who may have a show coming up in the near future. What a stunning song by Anachronist! Nicely explained Sarah. OK, let’s play the next song from No Need To Beg.

5.) I Am A Hatchet – Phil Yates & The Affiliates
6.) You’re Safe With Us – Lendway
7.) Powder – The New Siberians
8.) How Sweet It Is – Linda Bassick

Another great song from Linda Bassick‘s Friday Morning Sing Along album. Great song from the Siberians first album. Can’t wait for the next one. Lovely song from Lendway. I saw 3 of the guys at Metal Monday at Club Metronome playing surf rock as The High Breaks. It was a great rocking set. One of Phil’s affiliates, Raph Worrick is playing with Jane Boxall Percussion at Light Club Lamp Shop Saturday under the name Bad Smell. Jeremy Gilchrist is also playing that night, so it should be fun. OK, it’s late on a Thursday and almost Friday. Does anyone want to come and freak out with me?

9.) Freak Out Friday – Rue Mevlana
10.) Galactic Cannibalism – Wobblesauce
11.) Trans Am – Barbacoa
12.) Gettin High – Heavy Plains

I was just listening to Plains and that one jumped out and I wanted to play it. Killer rocker from Barbacoa. Wobble played Higher Ground last week and played a killer version of that song. When I played it last Thursday I could just hear it coming out of Friday. They mixed as well as I hoped. This next band have a new song on the Endless Bummer compilation.

13.) Monsters Are Due – Doom Service
14.) Time To Save The World – Carraway
15.) Can’t Feel It – Vetica
16.) Yema – Brave The Vertigo

Killer song from their Oppenheimer Quotes Vishnu EP. One of the guys in the band is part of the Metallica tribute band playing Monday at Metronome. Love that Vetica song. I definitely need to check out Carraway again. Doom are playing next Wednesday at Finnegans with Dino Bravo VT. Let’s go back to the ’90’s with a seasonably appropriate song.

17.) October Days Club – Cancer Conspiracy
18.) Golden Goose – Cave Bees
19.) That’s That Is Is – Ninja Custodian
20.) No More Sex – Pinhead

All of those are classic Burlington songs. I just love this next song and hope you do to.

21.) Lean In – When Particles Collide
22.) Bullet – REDadmirial
23.) Mad Mary Jones – THE VACANT LOTS

The Lots started by playing in town and now play all over the world. Admiral are at Radio Bean tomorrow and I really need to check them out. Particles tour a lot. Check them out if they come to your town. I saw this next band at Metal Monday a couple of days ago and they rocked hard.

24.) Framing The Hell – Vultures of Cult
25.) Purpose And Object – The Contrarian

Killer song from Casey Merlin Rae, who used to play in lots of bands in town. Well, I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we? Goodbye. Au Revoir. Arrivederci, Adios.

26.) Sayonara – Black Rabbit
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Song after: Whiplash – Fish
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Hotel California – The Eagles (American Horror Story)
Fearless – Pink Floyd
Usual Plays In Heaven/Be Kind And Talk To Me – Active Heed
Down By The River->Like A Hurricane – Seth Yacovone Band
The ConstruKtion Of Light – King Crimson
James And The Cold Gun – Kate Bush
It’s Just A Ride – Bill Hicks (AMERICAN The Bill Hicks Story)
In The Garden Of Mystic Lovers – Francis Dunnery
Mad As The Mist And Snow – The Waterboys
Pennsylvania – The Red Telephone
The Drone – The Cush
President Gas – The Psychedelic Furs
Where Is My Mind – The Pixies
The Bomb – The Mountain Says No
Empire Of The Clouds – Iron Maiden
Isn’t It A Pity – George Harrison
It’s All Too Much – The Church
Beware Of Darkness – George Harrison
Hotel Hobbies->Warm Wet Circles->That Time Of The Night – Marillion
The Night Syd Barret Died – Colin Nicholas Clary
Megaphone – Joshua Glass Music
All About You – Kat Wright & The Indomitable Soul Band
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Radio Show 118 Thursday July 9, 2015 9-11pm Eastern US Time WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

WBKM CREW

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I just got back from my local music radio show on internet only WBKM.org. The opening song set the tone for the bands and music that followed.

Song before: Satellite – Guster

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the sounds of Burlington. I had great plans to see lots of music this week, but twisted my ankle on Friday and sat (with leg up and icepack on) out too much of it. It’s a bit better now so I should be all set soon. Today has been cloudy and cool and humid and I’ve been in a spacey sort of mood. Let’s take a trip through the last 30 years in town and start with Move Through Time by Persian Claws on WBKM, and this is Burlington’s Kind Of Music.

1.) Move Through Time – Persian Claws
2.) Pauses – Black Rabbit
3.) Your Downtown Aperture – Video Pigeon
4.) All My Life – Wide Wail

Killer song from a classic band from Burlington’s glorious ’90’s. Some people say Burlington bands come in waves and there are times when there is not much around. Even in those troughs bands like Video Pigeon were around rocking beautifully. Killer new song from Rabbit. Great song from the Claws!! OK, let’s stay in the ’90’s for a bit.

5.) The Summer Of Andy – The Cancer Conspiracy
6.) Last Man Standing – Band X
7.) Jules Rosen and Joe Steel – Brave The Vertigo
8.) One More Grave – The Contrarian

Casey Merlin Rae used to play in bands in town, then wrote the music column for Seven Days and is now working in DC to help find ways for musicians to get paid for their music. Yea!! I really wanted to check out Vertigo at Radio Bean last night, but the ankle said no. Killer song from Band X who sort of evolved into Elephants of Scotland. OK, let’s go on to the next song on JV, the album I’m playing all the way through week after week, song after song.

9.) Who could Say – The Mountain Says No
10.) Mad Captain – Brother Zag
11.) Day Of The Dead – Hana Zara
12.) Abilene – The Lonestar Chain

I’ve been watching the flooding in Texas and saw a mention on the Weather Chanel of Abilene and thought of Burette Douglas and this song. Killer song from Hana. Zag is one of the known unknown cool artists in town. Mountain will be at Radio Bean on Saturday and I really want to make it to the show. I was thinking of checking out this next band when they played Summervale today, but walking down the hill away from the radio station was not going to happen today, short of an act from God.

13.) Dear God – Kat Wright & The Indomitable Soul Band
14.) Dancing In Dreamtime – Jerichovox
15.) Holiday – Guppyboy
16.) Old Man – Will

Killer song from the Rutland band from the early 2000’s. When they broke up they became Thompson Gunner and Split Tongue Crow. Killer song from the classic ’90’s band. Jericho are playing around a bit and were really cool when I saw them a couple of months back. OK, let’s go back to the early ’80’s, or maybe ’70’s.

17.) At The Diner – Zoot Wilson
18.) 2012 – Lobot
19.) Waterlanding – Swale
20.) Ladders – Heavy Plains

Nice song from the super new band who will be at Nectar’s tomorrow. Swale and one other band will be there too. A few weeks back Chris Farnsworth gave me a collection of songs that Lobot had left over. That one was pretty cool. Hmmm, Zoot. This next band is the other one playing Nectar’s tomorrow.

21.) Ruffians – ROUGH FRANCIS
22.) Gas And Oil – Gas And Oil
23.) Plastic Revolution – Doll Fight
24.) Stop – REDadmirial

Admiral were at The Old North Ender last night. I had hopes of checking out some of them then heading to the Bean for Vertigo, but it was the couch and ice for me. I’ve got to go see them! Killer song from the 2000’s punk band. Gas was Beano Parker, from the Wards, side project and really rocked! OK, in classic Burlington style, this next band will be at the Bean at the same time as the Nectar’s show tomorrow. Rats!! I love this band.

25.) It’s Happening – Anachronist
26.) 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: What Color Is God? – Fish

 

Radio Show 104 Thursday April 2, 2015 9-11pm Eastern US Time WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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I just got back from my local music radio show on internet only Wbkm Dot Org. It felt like I had a good mix of songs.

Song before: Ricky The Rider – The Mountain Says No

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From our small city to the great big world, these are The Sounds of Burlington. I saw a ton of music in the last couple of weeks, including last Thursday when I went to The Monkey House to see Elephants of Scotland play a killer show. I’ll get to that soon, but first it’s been such a lovely day in Burlington. It was sunny and in the high 40’s and people were out and about and the trees are budding and there are the beginnings of flowers at my house. Winter might not be quite done with us, but the signs of spring cannot be denied. This is Garden Flower by Maryse Smith on WBKM, and this is Burlington’s Kind of Music.

1.) Garden Flower – Maryse Smith
2.) Ferry Ride – Steph Pappas
3.) Wally Rides The Ferry – Zoot Wilson
4.) Happy Birthday Harry – Hana Zara

That’s another great song from Hana’s new album The North. It was so cool to be at the CD release show at Radio Bean when the place was packed, and people were singing, and it felt like a mini theater and everyone loved and bought her music. I’ll be playing more from that album in the coming weeks. Classic songs from Zoot and Steph, both of whom are Burlington legends. I think Maryse is going to play live on my show in a couple of weeks, so we have that to look forward to. Yea!! Last Saturday I went to the Monkey House and saw Swale, Hallelujah The Hills, and Villanelles and it was great. Each band was tremendous and I’m going to play one from each in this next set. Here is the next song from The Next Instead.

5.) Beaten Down – Swale
6.) Hallelujah The Hills – Hallelujah The Hills
7.) Parking Lot – Villanelles

All three bands were just great. Last Thursday, instead of doing this show, I went to the Monkey House to see Elephants of Scotland and they played a killer long set, with two exciting new songs. Last Monday they played a shorter show, with the new songs, at Nectar’s for Metal Monday, so I had to go to that too. They played this next song at both shows.

8.) Mousetrap (live) Elephants Of Scotland
9.) Yena – Brave The Vertigo
10.) Msp2 – ROUGH FRANCIS

Great song! I can’t wait for the new album!! Vertigo played after Elephants at Metal Monday and were kind of cool, though it was a little hard to get into them after the killer Elephants show. These next two artists used to play around town in the early ’90’s and have recently gotten together for a new project.

11.) Outta Site ’15 – Nother Mother Brothers
12.) T-Bone Stop Sign – Kelly Ravin
13.) Play That Part – Lowell Thompson and Crown Pilot
14.) Shiny Side Up – Nother Mother Brothers

That’s a fun new song from David Jarvis Mark Crowther. I love the idea of being brothers even if not related. That said, it’s good to always remember to tell your family and loved ones how much you care about them. Here’s a very new artist that I don’t know much about. I think it’s a person named Gary Peters from South Burlington.

15.) Collapse Song II (The Painter) – Ghost Weapons
16.) Sparks – The Color Exchange
17.) Burn It Down, Bernadette – Phil Yates & The Affiliates
18.) The Day I Met You – Dirtminers
19.) Windows Down – Lendway

It’s only in the ’40’s, but after the long winter, with all the sun today. there were lots of posts about driving around with the windows down. People are out and about and walking around tonight. Lendway are playing with Waylon Speed sometime soon and are at Radio Bean tonight. Cool song from Raph Worrick‘s old band. The new Phil Yates album should be out very soon. Love that song. Exchange played Nectar’s a couple of weeks ago and I still have that song in my head. Here’s a song from a new band I have not seen yet but hope to soon.

20.) Womb With A View – Heavy Plains
21.) Nowhere Feels Like Home – Fire The Cannons
22.) Say It – Anachronist
23.) The Clown – Invisible Homes
24.) Before The Evening’s Thru – THE VACANT LOTS

The lots used to play around town a lot but now play all over the world. Lucky world. I love the “we might just all be clowns” lyric from Homes. Clowns if we’re lucky. Making people laugh and have a good time is something to aspire to. Love the Anachronist song. The FTC song was featured on the Caring Is Knowing benefit album. Burlington is great about doing albums and shows to raise money for worthy causes. I got to see a lot of cool people at the Swale show at the Monkey House last week. It was great to chat with Tyler Bolles, Maryse, Britt Shorter, and it was really nice to talk with Sean Toohey and Ann Mindell to find they are playing together with a bass player. I’m psyched to hear how that sounds. Here is some of the music of their past and present.

25.) 1,000 Lies – Sean Toohey
26.) Imaginary – Envy
27.) Gold In California – The Red Telephone

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: Shadowplay (live) – Fish

 

Elephants Of Scotland and Brave the Vertigo at Nectar’s for Metal Monday March 30, 2015   Leave a comment

Nectar's photo by Tim Lewis

Nectar’s photo by Tim Lewis

 

It was a cool and misty evening when I walked home just after 8. I settled in restlessly and never got the boots off the feet. I slid out the door and trudged downtown. The rain had stopped but the air was full of moisture as I walked into Nectar’s and said Hello to Matthew Bryan Hagen. The lightly full room of metal heads freely gave their attention to Elephants of Scotland as the opening keyboard salvo of Endless (pt1) announced the arrival of the heavy progressive rock the Elephants do so well. The song rolled through it’s changes, and there were huge cheers as the first part concluded and eased up into the beginning of part 2. Mousetrap followed with it’s stomping verses and bright chorus. It always takes me a few listens to get to know an Elephants song, so I had a bit of a better handle on The Sun Dripped Orphans And The Wizard’s Teapot, having seen them play it last Thursday. Its dense multi-sectional runs became more of whole as I began to understand how all the pieces fit together. As much as I love their past, I’m really excited for their future. They followed with a killer super heavy A Different Machine, then scared us with another new one called Counting On A Ghost. Like Teapot, I liked it a lot more the second time around, and liked it a lot the first time I saw it. As they were the opening band, they only had a short time, so they kicked the night with the beautiful and powerful interstellar cruise that is Starboard. It was stellar and the crowd was very appreciative.

Elephants Of Scotland at Nectar's March 30 2015 pic by John M Whyte

Elephants Of Scotland at Nectar’s March 30 2015 pic by John M Whyte


Having not eaten since lunch, I grabbed some food in the break, which kept me there for the beginning of the next band, Brave the Vertigo. With two guitars, one of them singing, bass and drums, they lit into some heavy metal riffs. They had a bit of an Opeth feel when they varied songs from heavy to a more open acousticish sound, but after the Elephants careened through dozens of sections per song, Vertigo sounded a bit too straight forward. I hung out for four or five songs then took the long walk home. Puddles on the ground said it had recently rained, but I found a nice clear window for the walk. What a great night.