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Radio Show 161 Thursday June 2, 2016 9-11pm Eastern US Time 107.1 FM and 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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Tonight’s local music radio show on 107.1FM WBKM from 9-11pm US Eastern time will go as follows:

Song before: Russian Autumn Heart – The Church Band

intro

From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Jazzfest kicks off tomorrow in Burlington, so I’ve got a bit of jazz lined up, but the main part of the show will be to go deeper into the albums of a few bands I’ve been playing recently. It seems like I have played one song by a bunch of bands and said that I would have to check them out more. We will do that tonight. However, considering the date, I have to begin with a different song. Today is the second of June, so let’s begin with this:

1.) Last Day Of May – The Red Telephone
2.) Farside – Villanelles
3.) Sometime Next Year – 1881
4.) The Blackout – The Static Age

I love that song by Static and just have to pull it out and play now and then. Another cool song from 1881. I may have to check them out live sometime soon. Great song from Villanelles new album Blue Heart Attack, which had a great write up in Seven Days this week. Great song from Telephone. OK, here is the next song on Callisto.

5.) Flicker Flutter – Alpenglow
6.) Break – Slingshot Dakota
7.) Empty Frequency – Rue M. (Rue Mevlana)
8.) Last Love – Myra Flynn Music

Myra will kick off Jazzfest at The Skinny Pancake on Friday. I just love the energy that Rue put into a song and a show. Another gorgeous song from Slingshot. If you hadn’t noticed, I played their entire Break album song for song for the last 9 weeks. Break is the last song on the album. Flicker is the second to last song on Callisto. I will play the last one next week, then start another album the week after that. OK, it’s Jazzfest. Let’s play some jazz.

9.) NoRoomForSquares – Sneakers Jazz Band
10.) My Hero, The Enemy – Gregory Douglass
11.) Now That You Are Gone – Francesca Blanchard

Another great song from Francesca’s deux visions album. Great song from Gregory. So many great jazz players used to play at Sneakers. This next song is a great song that I do not play often enough.

12.) What’s In California? – Joshua Glass Music
13.) Who’s Fault Was That? – The Snaz
14.) Barstool Blues – Seth Yacovone Band
15.) Freeway – David Rosane & The Zookeepers

Great song from David and the band. Killer cover of the Neil Young song from Seth. The Snaz just rock. I love the Josh song. OK, Let’s play a song from Vetica from an album they put out after breaking up. This is a song from the Songs In The Key Of V album.

16.) Distance – Vetica
17.) Green Apple Girl – Dave Jarvis
18.) Blue Lights – Sink or Swim
19.) Mush – Phantom Suns

Great rocker from Phantom. I have to get out and catch them soon. Same for Sink. I love that Dave song from the ’90’s. I miss Vetica. OK, let’s let the music get a little scary for a while.

20.) Devil Knows My Name – Great Western
21.) Raising The Dead – Carraway
22.) Ninjas VS Zombies – Phil Yates

Such a fun song from Phil. Great song from Carraway. Same for Western. Here is a new song from a band I’ve been meaning to check out more.

23.) Sunshine – Apartment 3
24.) High Water Mark – The Pants

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

outro

Songs after:Market Square Heroes – Fish
Hounds Of Love – Kate Bush
Empire Of The Clouds – Iron Maiden

Tim Lewis's photo.
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The High Breaks at Juniper at Hotel Vermont March 18, 2016   Leave a comment

I had a fun time seeing music last night. I worked until 9 then stopped in at home quickly. Christopher Larrow had stopped by so I talked him into heading out to the show. We went over to Juniper at Hotel Vermont and caught the end of the first set by The High Breaks. I was stuck in a long line to get a beer and listened casually to the super cool band. They finished off set one with Children Of The Grave. During the break I chatted with the band and bought the new CD. The break was quick and soon the dynamic trio was back on stage blasting out their surf rock
delights. Set 2 went as follows:

Symptom Of The Universe
Shifty
A Walk On Ballard Beach
The Salty Shore
Banana Seat
Hot Dog
Sandblaster
The Big One
Wicked World
Sea Chopper
Wipeout

Since a few members of the audience were really into the show and demanded an encore, they ended the night with a fun version of Tequila, and everyone sang along. At some point Chris had wandered on, so I took the cool yet happy walk home.

 

Radio Show 141 Thursday January 14, 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. Last week I had it well together but this week the work time change hours from the last couple of weeks are really catching up. I slacked and did a short show then filled the rest of the time with Bowie songs, which I might have done anyway.

Songs before:Suffragette City – David Bowie
It Ain’t Easy – David Bowie

recording begins

Song before: Station To Station (live) – David Bowie

promo

intro

From our small city to the great big world these are The Sounds Of Burlington. It’s not as bustling in town this week but is a beautiful mellow night. I want to apologize since I think tonight is going to be a bit of a shorter show. My whole work schedule changed a couple of weeks ago and working early mornings Monday to Friday is taking some getting used to. I’m not sure if the change is permanent or temporary, but I’ll get used to it soon. Last Friday I got to see four great bands. This first band played another stunning show at The Skinny Pancake.

1.) If You Get Lost – Swale
2.) The Saddest Man – Myra Flynn
3.) Spi-Fy – Barbacoa
4.) A Quiet Pun – Joe Adler & The Rangers Of Danger

Joe Adler and the Rangers played a wonderful show at Nectar’s last Friday. Myra opened and I picked up her Half Pigeon album and Saddest really jumped out. In hindsight I should have not left Barbacoa so soon, they played after Swale at the Pancake, but I thought the timing was tighter and Myra’s band was pretty amazing. Sometimes there is too much music in town. OK, let’s play the next song on Red Flannel Hash.

5.) Blue Sky – Black Rabbit
6.) Statistik – The Mountain Says No
7.) Swing The Gavel – Elephants of Scotland
8.) Gettin High – Heavy Plains

Plains are playing at The Monkey House tomorrow and I’m very psyched for the show. I love that new Elephants song. Mountain played a couple of stunning sets at Zen Lounge last Saturday. I love the Rabbit song, and all of their songs. I just got this next song last week and played it on last weeks show. I liked it so much I want to play it again.

9.) Barstools (live) – Abbie Morin
10.) Wiser – And The Kids
11.) Ladybug – Ninja Custodian
12.) Elanor Rigby – Screaming Broccoli

What a fun rocking cover by the late ’80’s Burlington band. I miss Ninja. Kids are out and touring the country. If they come to your town, go! Great song from Abbie Gail. This is another great Burlington classic.

13.) Lights Of Montreal – Lobot
14.) Extended Werewolf – farm

Both of those are such great songs. Well, I’m going to call it a night, but I have a bunch of Bowie stacked up if you want to listen for a while. I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

outro

promo

Song after: Five Years – Fish

recording ends

Moonage Daydream – David Bowie
Blackstar – David Bowie
Sound And Vision – David Bowie
Rebel Rebel – David Bowie
Heroes – David Bowie
Scary Monsters – David Bowie
Art Decade – David Bowie
Alabama Song – David Bowie
Diamond Dogs – David Bowie
By My Side – Kat Wright & The Indomitable Soul Band
New York My Lovely – Joshua Glass Music
Ordinary Day – Milton Busker

regular programming

 

The Death of Tim Lewis written by Tim Lewis October 28, 2015   1 comment

The Death of Tim Lewis
by Tim Lewis

Fanatically happy
he died like he lived
fully soul realized
’til nothing was left

The club was dark
beyond day or night
the music was loud
the band oh so tight

Pounding drums
and surging bass
caressed by singers
sweet embrace
Keys so filling
keys so strong
they together
built this song

Guitars of glory
guitars of power
Tim rode the notes
hour by hour

Follow along, follow the song
follow along, follow the song

His shoulders looked for the rhythm
his feet found the beat
his ears searched for changes
his fingers tapped his drink

His soul followed along, his heart loved the song
his soul followed along, his heart loved the song

He went to the show
night after night
no more than three venues
in one single night

And on that day
or was it night
his beautiful soul
shone a little too bright

It glowed more and more
’til he could no longer contain it
light left the body
leaving an empty container

EMT’s moved his body
a brave try to save it
but nothing could help
this empty container

And the band soldiered on
and a light lit the room
making friends wonder
if they could really feel gloom

The band ripped it up
enchanting the room
until the last note
when the light left the room

The sadness was brief
in the annals of time
since something odd happened
in a short span of time

The next time his favorite
band took the stage
a bright little light
appeared out of the way

It glowed and it pulsed
though could barely be seen
it blinked with the notes
both played and in between

It shone a bit brighter
when the music was great
then showed up more often
and always stayed late

Bands could tell by the way
the light flickered and bopped
that Tim’s body was gone
but his soul was not stopped

In many a club
year after year
when rockers would rock
Tim would appear

And so it is now
and so it was then
if you take to the stage
you’ll always have a friend
in Burlington

Posted October 30, 2015 by tmusicfan in Lyrics

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Radio Show 132 Thursday October 22, 2015 9-11pm Eastern US Time WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

WBKM window by Tim Lewis

WBKM window by Tim Lewis

 

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I just got back from my local music radio show on internet only WBKM.org. I began with yesterday and moved into the future.

regular programming
Glastonbury Song – The Waterboys
In The Walls – Stellastarr

recording begins
Song before: President Gas – The Psychedelic Furs

promo

intro

From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds of Burlington. Yesterday was the day they used as the long future date in Back To The Future Part II, October 21, 2015. Let’s begin with some local music about those implications.

1.) Flux Capacitor – Wave of the Future
2.) 1.21 Jigawatts – Wave of the Future
3.) All I Want Is A Hoverboard – Wave of the Future

Wave have so many great songs about Back To The Future. They are playing October 30 at Finnegan’s with The Mountain Says No. Last week I saw two really cool bands at The Skinny Pancake and enjoyed them both in different ways. I’ll begin with one from each.

4.) Who’s Fault Was That? – The Snaz
5.) Sound Island – Vows
6.) Wiser – And The Kids
7.) What’s In California? – Joshua Glass Music

Josh was just at Waterworks Food + Drink and I’m bummed I missed the show. ATK just released their new album on vinyl. Check it out if you are into that. Vows and Snaz played killer versions of those songs last week. This guy is playing at Nectar’s tomorrow both solo acoustic and with an electric band.

8.) The Singing Of The Song – Seth Yacovone Band
9.) Release The Beast – The Mountain Says No
10.) Silver And Gold – Waylon Speed!

Waylon can rock pretty hard, especially when playing that one. I’m psyched to see Mountain tomorrow!! OK, here is the next song on No Need To Beg. This is one of the great rock songs to come from Burlington.

11.) Little French Earthquakes – Phil Yates & The Affiliates
12.) Alienation – Black Rabbit
13.) Still Life Scene – Envy
14.) Womb With A View – Heavy Plains

Heavy are playing at The Monkey House Sunday. They were great the last time I saw them. Classic from Envy. Killer Rabbit song and great song from Phil Yates and the band. Let’s keep rocking.

15.) Black And Red – ROUGH FRANCIS
16.) A Place Both Wonderful And Strange – Vultures of Cult
17.) Christmas In Afghanistan – The Wards
18.) Green Peaks/Dark Valleys – Get A Grip
19.) Monsters Are Due – Doom Service

Doom and Grip are playing at Higher Ground Sunday as part of Colin’s Roar a benefit for Cystic FIbrosis. Killer song from the Wards and still unfortunately appropriate. Cool song from Vulture and great song from Francis. This next set is about our understanding of God or the Gods.

20.) These Stories – When Particles Collide
21.) Hermaphroditus – Rue Mevlana
22.) Dear God – Kat Wright & The Indomitable Soul Band

One song about asking God to help you get out of something and a couple about the ancient Greeks and others. Big Joe passed away 10 years ago and in a couple of weeks the Unknown Blues Band will play a show in his honor.

23.) Every Time I hear That Mellow Saxophone – Big Joe Burrell & The Unknown Blues Band
24.) Jan Michael Vincent – Chin Ho
25.) All My Life – Wide Wail
26.) Green Apple Girl – Dave Jarvis

4 classics from the ’90’s. In Vermont, there are lots of wonderful apples around. It was such a beautiful day today and I had to run errands and drove around with the windows down.

27.) Windows Down – Lendway
28.) Dancing In Dreamtime – Jerichovox

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

29.) Sayonara – Black Rabbit

outro

promo

Songs After: Raingods Dancing/Make It Happen – Fish

recording ends
Witch Hunt – RUSH
Lionized – The Tragically Hip
Once Upon A Time In The West – Dire Straits
Light My Fire (live) – The Doors
Best Way To Travel – The Moody Blues
Hearts – Jon Anderson
Starship Trooper – Yes (official)
Empire Of The Clouds – Iron Maiden
Wow – Kate Bush
Is This Where You Live? – The Church Band
White Russian – Marillion
Gates Of Babylon – Rainbow
Burning Times – Rumors Of The Big Wave
Images – Saga
Mimi On The Beach – jane siberry
New Americana – Halsey
Satellite – Guster
Sparks – The Color Exchange
The Night Syd Barret Died – Colin Nicholas Clary
All The Same To You – Milton Busker
New York My Lovely – Josh Glass
By My Side – Kat Wright and the Indomitable Soul Band
regular programming

 

Radio Show 131 Thursday October 15, 2015 9-11pm Eastern US Time WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

WBKM by Tim Lewis

WBKM by Tim Lewis

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I just got back from my local music radio show on internet only WBKM.org. I decided to take an in-depth look at a few local artists.

Before the show I lined up:

Lying In The Wind – The Cush
What Sarah Said – Death Cab For Cutie
Calendar Girl – Stars
Strange Phenomena – Kate Bush
recording begins

Song before: New Americana – Halsey

promo

intro

From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Tonight, I’m going to select a few of the great artists who have played in town and let you listen to a few of their songs to let you really get to know them. Let’s begin with a woman who has been making magnificent music for a long lovely time.

1.) When She Sleeps – Peg Tassey MUSIC
2.) My Baby Goes Straight For Ecstasy – Peg Tassey
3.) Rosary Beads – Peg Tassey
4.) Angle Of The Sun – Peg Tassey

Four great songs from a woman with a strong voice, great words and a great spirit that lets them out. This next set of music features most of the great musicians of the ’80’s. This was recorded a long time ago but the musicianship is great and the consistency of U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders was nicely shown at the debate on Tuesday. He’s always been fighting for the poor and middle class and is doing so at the top of his game right now.

5.) Where Have All The Flowers Gone? – Bernie Sanders and 30 Vermont Musicians
6.) We Shall Overcome – Bernie Sanders and 30 Vermont Musicians
7.) This Land Is Your Land – Bernie Sanders and 30 Vermont Musicians

Run Bernie Run!! It’s so exciting that he is in the race and getting a chance to fight for the little guy. This next artist is on the side of the little guy too.

8.) Oh Susannah – Linda Bassick
9.) Tell Me – Linda Bassick
10.) One From Two – Linda Bassick
11.) You Are My Sunshine – Linda Bassick

She’s a great musician and a great supporter of local music. OK, it’s time for the next song on No Need To Beg. This song was the one that made my decision to play the album all the way through. A local critic called the song cringe worthy, but Phil Yates has been undaunted and plays it now and then. After my father passed, I had not made it out to music for a while and one night I went to Nectar’s and saw Phil Yates & The Affiliates. This song really stood out for me, and that was the moment I knew I would add it to the list of albums I’ve played all the way through.

12.) Masterpiece – Phil Yates & The Affiliates
13.) Three Cheers – Phil Yates & The Affiliates
14.) Ninjas VS Zombies – Phil Yates

Phil writes and performs lots of fun and delightful songs. I hope you enjoyed those as much as I did. Last Saturday I ran into Phil and Marc Scarano who were at Light Club Lamp Shop to see Raph Worrick and Jane Boxall. Jane was in town for a couple of days and I had to go check out Bad Smell, her project with Raph. Jane has been in a ton of bands and has really added to the sound of Burlington.

15.) The Downfall Of Paris – Jane Boxall Percussion
16.) AV6 – Bad Smell
17.) Floating – Vedora
18.) Tic Toc – Doll Fight
19.) Alienation – Black Rabbit

Whether it’s the sultry sound of Vedora, the oddly fun Bad Smell, her work on marimba, her drumming for Steady Betty, or her blistering punk rock with Doll and Rabbit, she is just incredible. OK, I had been meaning to see this next band for ages, and finally caught up with them Friday at Radio Bean.

20.) Wino – REDadmiral
21.) Bullet – REDadmiral
22.) Stop – REDadmiral

Great stuff. If you like that go check them out tomorrow at The Monkey House. This was the first local band that I ever truly loved, and still do.

23.) The Movie – Ninja Custodian
24.) That’s When I Reach For My Revolver – Ninja Custodian
25.) Las Vegas

Since I was talking about the debate earlier, I just had to play Vegas. This next singer opened the night Saturday at the Lamp Shop.

26.) Great Filter – Jeremy Gilchrist – Singer-Songwriter
27.) Threaded – Jeremy Gilchrist
28.) The Endless War – Jeremy Gilchrist

One from his Causality album and two new ones. OK, let’s hear one more from Jane to take us out.

29.) Sayonara – Black Rabbit
outro

promo

Song After: Faith Healer – Fish
recording ends

Hymnalayas – Gong
Adore – Tilt
Moonlight In Vermont – Willie Nelson
Almost Cut My Hair – Bob Wagner and the Book ‘Em Blues Band
Long May You Run – Aaron Flinn
So They Say – The New Siberians
Two Sleepy Arms – Lendway
Institution Street – The Red Telephone
Media Boss – The Lindbergh Baby
Speed Of Light – Iron Maiden
Rebel Girl – Bikini Kill
Popular Crowd – Swale
New Americana – Halsey
Someday You Will Be Loved – Death Cab For Cutie
Canadian Cowboy – Arc Iris
Bloodletting – Concrete Blonde
Moving – Kate Bush
Opus 40 – Mercury Rev
Aura – The Church Band
Fugazi – Marillion
Catch The Rainbow – Rainbow
Ordinary Day – Milton Busker
What’s In California? – Joshua Glass Music
By My Side – Kat Wright & The Indomitable Soul Band
regular programming

 

 

Radio Show 125 Thursday September 3, 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.org. I played a nice mix of new and old music and emphatically said Happy Birthday to Joe Adler.

Songs before: Delirious – The Church Band
Sparks – The Color Exchange

promo

intro

From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. I just got back from seeing music at the last installment of Summervale, the weekly festival that happens every Thursday in Burlington’s Intervale. The darkness began settling in during the middle of the set and the change of seasons is upon us. The music was great, and I’ll talk about that in a bit, but one person has done a lot to make the music happen, Joe Adler, and it was his birthday. To help celebrate, I’m going to go back to an album I received last week and play a fun song.

1.) Happy Birthday Freak Of Science – Mailbox
2.) Super Sexy Science Party – Wave of the Future
3.) Papa’s Child – Currently Nameless

It was fun reading Dan Bolles mention of nameless and finding the balance of clever but not too clever for their name. They are playing a reunion show at Higher Ground Saturday night. Cool party song from Wave and great song from Adam Rabin. At Summervale tonight is was Michael Chorney, Francesca Blanchard, and Joe Adler. Each told a story then played a song then passed it to the next player. Michael was a bit more quiet but his guitar playing was so elegant. Francesca played guitar beautifully and had some great articulation to her vocals all night long. Joe was the storytelling ringmaster and played a bunch of fun songs. Here is a hint of what it sounded like.

4.) A Quiet Pun – Joe Adler
5.) Wanderer – Francesca Blanchard
6.) Guitar – Michael Chorney

Such great music tonight. Yea, Joe has played a lot of music in this town and booked a lot of music in this town and has gotten a lot of people excited about music in this town and it’s his birthday, so let’s play some of his music.

7.) Coffee & Eggs – Joe Adler
8.) Brothers And Sisters – Joe Adler
9.) Burning Down The House – Joe Adler & The Rangers Of Danger

That was Joe and the band live at Nectar’s. They are such a fun band. The song in the middle was from his star-studded solo album, and the first was from the 11-11-11 EP. OK, in non Joe news, this band is coming to The Monkey House on the 16th. They are a great band and I’ve loved them more and more every time I’ve seen them. You should really check them out Joe!!

10.) Until The Day I Die->I-78 – Slingshot Dakota
11.) Annex & Index – Doom Service
12.) Infamous U-Turn – Zola Turn

Classic song from the ’90’s. That’s a new Doom song from the F*@! Cancer compilation to raise money for Leukemia research. Their singer guitar player Jeff Foran has been fighting it so I wanted to let people know about it, and bought a copy of the album today. Every little bit helps. Killer songs from Slingshot. OK, it’s time for the next song on JV, the killer album from The Mountain Says No. This may be one of the best songs from Burlington ever.

13.) The Bomb – The Mountain Says No
14.) Bomb – Envy
15.) All My Life – Wide Wail

Two great songs from the ’90’ and one from today. We’re so lucky in Burlington. Let’s keep rocking.

16.) Can’t Feel It – Vetica
17.) Yardsale – Lendway
18.) Hoping That I’m Wrong – Will

Great song from the Rutland band. Hmm, Lendway. OK, let’s play another fun Mailbox song.

19.) Under The Horse – Mailbox
20.) Freak Out Friday – Rue Mevlana
21.) By My Side – Kat Wright & The Indomitable Soul Band

Kat and the band are at Radio Bean tonight and playing on Church St next Thursday. Rue have a couple of shows coming up Saturday at the Off Center For The Dramatic Arts. This next singer is one of my all time favorites.

22.) Not True – Peg Tassey MUSIC
23.) Finder – The Madelines
24.) Mirror Mirror – Joe Adler and the Rangers of Danger

That was Joe and the band live at Nectar’s. Happy Birthday Joe! Finder was another classic ’90’s song. OK, time to take off I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town, let’s do it again next week, shall we. Here’s Black Rabbit to take us out.

25.) Sayonara – Black Rabbit
Ourto

promo

Song after: Credo – Fish