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Radio Show 304 Thursday May 9, 2019 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM.ORG will run from 9-11pm Eastern time Thursday May 9. You can stream it from the website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: It’s All Too Much – The Church

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Let’s begin tonight with a trip over to Robot Dog Studio.

1.) June – Cricket Blue
2.) Psalm – Cricket Blue
3.) Alicia From The Store – Cricket Blue
4.) Burdens Down – Cricket Blue

I really want to thank Ryan Cohen for the recording and filming, since the rest of the crew had the day off. Thanks Laura Heaberlin and Taylor Smith for being so amazing. I’ll see you tomorrow at the album release show. OK, so I’ve been working 10 hour days and have little time for anything else. I’m just going to play a bunch of songs that I love, if that’s OK. Let’s begin with a few bands who just played Waking Windows. This songs seems especially appropriate for this time of year.

5.) Intro->May – Adrienne Cooper Smith
6.) In The Key Of Me – The Essex Green
7.) The Next Instead – SWALE
8.) Don’t Look Back – ROUGH FRANCIS

It was so wild to see Francis in the middle of the Winooski traffic circle playing a jam packed rock show. It was great seeing Swale play the same venue the night before. Essex made my heart swoon at Waterworks on Friday and that one really stuck with me. I was lucky to catch Adrienne’s set at the Community Of Sound showcase. OK, here’s a song I totally love.

9.) Teenage Mother Earth – The Red Telephone
10.) Breathing In – The Hero Cycle
11.) Nowhere Feels Like Home – Fire The Cannons
12.) The Revenge Of Vera Gemini – The Contrarian

Thanks for teaching me that BOC song Contrarian. Cannons were my go to rock band for a couple of years, and that one especially hits home. Hero played a few shows in town and left that one lodged in my soul. The Telephone song is one of my all time favorites. I hope you liked it too. OK, so Joe has created some fantastic music over the years, and proposed to his sweetie at Waking Windows. Congratulations Joe! Thanks for amazing songs like this.

13.) Brothers And Sisters – Joe Adler
14.) Small Town Movie – The Cush
15.) Wanderer – Francesca Blanchard
16.) So Good (I Could Die) – J Bengoy

That song has really taken hold in my list of favorites. Francesca is amazing and something about that one always catches me. Everyone was all smiles whenever The Cush played Movie. Great song from Joe. I love this song too.

17.) It’ll Be Okay – Let’s Whisper
18.) Falter – Julia Caesar
19.) Poem For Torin/Ethan Is Stoned – Peg Tassey MUSIC
20.) Navigate – Kali Ma and the Garland of Arms – KMGA

Kali came to town recently and played a couple of shows. I’ve been listening to their album a lot and that one has really sunk in. I love that old classic from Peg and that new classic from Julia. Okay always makes my heart smile. Here comes a song that I’ve loved for years, and I finally have a recording of it.

21.) Pale Rage – Invisible Homes
22.) Really Doesn’t Matter – The New Siberians
23.) Golden Cadillac – Happy Spangler
24.) The Space Between – The Nancy Druids
25.) Bitchcraft – Jessica Rabbit Syndrome

I love that witch song. Space always lights me up. I’ve loved Cadillac since the first time I heard it. Fortunately, all the songs on the Siberians albums are favorites, so that one fit nicely. Yea, I finally get to play Pale Rage. 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
Cliche – Fish
Chagrin Falls – The Tragically Hip
Cellars – decker.
The Red And The Black – Blue Oyster Cult
On And On – The Michael Schenker Group
Sea Of Red – Judas Priest
Stargazer- Rainbow
Forgotten Sons – Marillion
Yours Is No Disgrace – Yes
Fools Overture – Supertramp
Firth Of Firth – Genesis
I Will Follow You/Morrigan – Children in Paradise
James And The Cold Gun – Kate Bush
Radiance – The Church
Jigsaw – Marillion
Dormant Magic – Jason Baker
The Surprising – Deep Purple
Heavy – Clever Girls
regular awesome programming

 

Radio Show 286 Thursday December 20, 2018 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

 

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Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM.ORG will run from 9-11pm US Eastern time Thursday December 20. You can stream it from the website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: I Believe In Father Christmas – Greg Lake

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From our small city to the great big world,, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. It’s almost Christmas, and I have a lot of appropriate songs on the way tonight, but let’s begin with the next song on the Grim Work album.

1.) Lost Cause – Milton Busker and the Grim Work
2.) Christmastime Blues – Jason Baker
3.) O Come O Come Emmanuel – Cricket Blue
4.) Hallelujah – SWALE

I love that version of the Leonard song with the fun lyrics of familiar Christmas characters. Lovely version of the classic from Cricket. That’s from a new album from Meadowlark Studio that was recently released. i have several of the other songs on that album on the way later. OK, let’s give you all a nice present. Let’s head over to Robot Dog Studio for an interview and live performance.

5.) Intro/May (Untitled) – Adrienne Cooper Smith
6.) Untitled – Adrienne Cooper Smith
7.) Untitled – Adrienne Cooper Smith
8.) Adrienne Cooper Smith – Adrienne Cooper Smith

The interview was fun and does not dwell on the titles. Thanks for that great performance Adrienne! I also want to thank Ryan Cohen for hosting and making us sound great and Phoebe Zorn and Chrusty Barnacles for the video that is on Youtube now. OK, so I caught this band play this song at Nectar’s on Monday, and now I’m going to play it for you.

9.) Here Comes Santa Claus – Savage Hen
10.) Christmas Sled – The Mountain Says No
11.) It’s Christmas – Swale
12.) It’s Christmas – Physics Club
13.) We 3 Kings – Electric Halo

I love that somber version of Kings from Joe Adler. Physics are son funny. They will open for Swale at Light Club Lamp Shop on Saturday for what should be a fun and lovely holiday show. Will someone please finally get Mountain that sled? They’ve been asking for years. Hen are so fun. OK, here’s a song that will likely get played live soon.

14.) Just Another Day (Christmas) – Swale
15.) Happy X-Mas (War Is Over) – Josh Glass
16.) Winter Song – Julia Beerworth
17.) Silent Night – The DuPont Brothers
18.) Blue Christmas – Kat Wright and Brett Hughes

It’s so nice when they sing together. Cool version of the classic from Zach and Sam. Josh put out a local Christmas album a few years ago that featured his and Julia’s songs. There will be more from that album soon. Cool song from Swale. OK, here’s another classic.

19.) Carol Of The Bells – Gordon Stone Music
20.) Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas – Greg Alexander
21.) O Holy Night – Cait Hoffman
22.) Silver Bells – Josh Glass and Jackie Buttolph
23.) Little Drummer Boy – Aaron Flinn

Cool version of the classic from Aaron. Jackie and Josh’s voices sound so nice together. What a stunning performance from Cait. Same for Greg. I thought it would be nice to have a little more banjo in the show and Gordon is amazing. Here’s another classic.

24.) White Christmas – Giovanina Bucci
25.) The Christmas Song – Yasmin Taybey
26.) Someday At Christmas – Dwight & Nicole
27.) Joy To The World – The UVM Hit Paws
28.) Winter Wonderland – Josh Glass

Fun version of the classic from Josh. I think that’s both versions intertwined from Paws. Cool new classic from the dynamic duo. Yasmin owns Meadowlark and does a nice version of the classic. Beautiful version of the classic from the singer from Nina’s Brew. OK, let’s keep the spirit going.

29.) Santa Baby – Samara Lark
30.) Frosty The Snowman – Construction Joe
31.) Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer – Linda Bassick
32.) Baby Please Come Home – Josh Panda

Great huge rocking version of that song. That’s such a fun version of the classic from Linda. Joe were a classic ’90’s band and Samara is always amazing. Well, I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

Songs after
Faith Healer – Fish
Springtime In Vienna – The Tragically Hip
The Surprising – Deep Purple
Awaken – Yes
Alone In The Night – Andriana Chobot
Children Of The Stars – Madaila
Images (Chapter 1) – Saga
Astronomer’s Call/And Dream Of Sheep – Kate Bush
Alone – Children in Paradise
Heavy – Clever Girls
Get Me Outta Here – Deep Purple
Dormant Magic – Jason Baker
regular awesome programming.

 

 

Radio Show 284 Thursday December 6, 2018 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM.ORG will run from 9-11p, Thursday December 6. You can stream it from the website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: Dancing In The Ruins – Blue Oyster Cult

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Let’s begin with a cool duo who just funded their upcoming new album.

1.) Angela Carter – Cricket Blue
2.) Clara – J Bengoy
3.) Snow Angel – SWALE
4.) Blood And Gold – Amerykanka

That’s a cool song form a group of women in Burlington who appreciate eastern European voices. There is snow on the ground, and it’s been snowing a little every day, so it’s time to play that Swale songs. Cool new song from J with Laurel and Francesca Blanchard on backing vocals. J will be at Club Metronome tomorrow. Great song from Cricket. OK, here is the next song on the Grim Work album.

5.) That Person Aside You – Milton Busker and the Grim Work
6.) Someone Get Me A Brown Paper Bag – Jesse Taylor
7.) Dropout Generation – Hana Zara
8.) Lovely Day – gneiss

I love that song by Gneiss. That such a cool older song from Hana. That new Jesse song has been stuck in my head lately. Great song from Milton and the band. OK, let’s keep rocking.

9.) More Interesting – Haley Jane & the Hayley Jane and the Primates
10.) Can The Call Go Through – Seth Yacovone Band
11.) Love Takes Its Toll – Barbacoa
12.) Screwball – Screaming Broccoli

That’s a classic from the ’80’s. Great new Barbacoa song. Same for Seth and Haley. OK, let’s go back 5 years or so.

13.) Can’t Feel It – Vetica
14.) I Won’t Be There – Grand
15.) Send Him The Bill – Phil Yates & The Affiliates
16.) Signal Loss – Zeus Springsteen

Cool song from last year from Zeus. Bill is from this year and grabs me every time. Cool song from Grand from a couple of years ago. I miss Vetica. OK, let’s head back to the ’90’s.

17.) Ninja Jane – Zola Turn
18.) Yoghurt Butterfly Squash – Ninja Custodian
19.) Twisted – Guppyboy
20.) Honest Little Me – Paper Castles

Great song from Castles from last year. Guppyboy are from the ’90’s and the Ninja song was played a lot in the ’80’s. OK, here’s a cool song from this year.

21.) Super Powers – The Dead Shakers
22.) On My Way – Hover
23.) Alienation – Black Rabbit
24.) Heartbreak Baby – Villanelles
25.) Bloodboy – Envy

Great song from the ’90’s. Heartbreak is a couple of years old now. Same for that great Rabbit song. Hover were a cool band in the ’90’s. The Shakers will be at Radio Bean Saturday night. This next band are releasing their new album tonight at The Monkey House and this is one of the songs.

26.) Trial By Stone – Phantom Suns
27.) Six Month Winter – Suburban Samurai
28.) The Wrong List – Savage Hen
29.) Trading Bullets – Fire The Cannons
30.) Jackbooted Thugs (Have All The Best Drugs) – Anders Parker

I love that epic song form Anders. Cannons appeared in the early 00’s after most of the ’90’s bands had moved on. They kept us rocking. Great Christmas song from Hen. That was recorded last year at a Live From Robot Dog Studio session we did last year. Fun announcement about that coming up soon. Samurai will joins Suns at the show tonight. 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
Crucifix Corner – Fish
Impossibilium – The Tragically Hip
Panic In Detroit – David Bowie
By Design – The Nancy Druids
Black, Blue, And White – The New Siberians
Astral Traveler – Yes
Dance On A Volcano/Los Endos – Genesis
Empire Of The Clouds – Iron Maiden
Heavy – Clever Girls
Get Me Outta Here – Deep Purple
Dormant Magic – Jason Baker 

Hmmm, the show is seeming a little short. Let’s toss in this before the regular awesome programming, and after that slice of magic.

Live Sets Vol. 10- What Isn’t Performance – Ouzkxqlzn
regular awesome programming.

Radio Show 280 Thursday November 1, 2018 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG

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Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM.ORG will run from 9-11pm Thursday November 1st. You can stream it from the website or here: WBKM. It will go as follows.

Song before: We Are The Champions – Queen

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. I got to see a ton of great music in town last week and there is a lot coming up this week. I want to begin by mentioning that Saturday is the Radio Bean birthday party, so they will have about 100 bands play throughout the day. I recommend stopping in. OK, let’s begin with an artist who played there last week.

1.) Waiting For You – Rob Voland
2.) The Basement Song – Milton Busker and the Grim Work
3.) Lifetime – Radio Underground
4.) Honest Will – The Parts

Danny LeFrancois and the band have been playing around a lot lately. Great stuff. Another cool new song from the Dark And Getting Darker album. Great song from Milton’s upcoming album and a cool song from Rob. OK, let’s head over to Robot Dog Studio.

5.) The Weary Oar – Seth Yacovone Band
6.) Can The Call Go Through? – Seth Yacovone Band
7.) Welcome – Seth Yacovone Band
8.) Sleaze – Seth Yacovone Band

Thanks to the band for rocking so hard. Thanks to Ryan Cohen for making us sound great. Thanks to Sam Mark for helping out and to Phoebe Zorn and Chrusty Barnacles for the video work. OK, let’s keep rocking.9.) Earthquake – ROUGH FRANCIS
10.) World Without You – Sink or Swim
11.) Birthday – Suburban Samurai
12.) Heartbreak Baby – Villanelles

I love that song. Cool rockers from Sink and Suburban. They will be playing Tuesday at The Monkey House. Great song from the MSP3 Counterattack album that I’m playing all the way through. This next band will be at the Monkey House on Wednesday.

13.) The Other Iron Sheik – Doom Service
14.) Rock And Roll Is My Weapon – Ninja Custodian
15.) Arrivals – Real Talk
16.) Bad Choices Make Good Stories – Preece

Preece will be at the Monkey with Doom on Wednesday. Cool new song from Talk. Cool classic from Ninja. This next artist has been playing some cool shows around town.

17.) Flaca Daza – Miku Daza
18.) Sink Or Swim – The High Breaks
19.) Cats For Cats – The Smittens
20.) Miss Candy – Ruckzuck

I thought that would be a fun post Halloween song. Smittens will be at Radio Bean Friday night and I’m very excited. The Breaks are at the Monkey House tonight and played a cool show last night at Foam Brewers as Surf Sabbath. Love Miku. OK, let’s get a little freaky.

21.) Freak Out Friday – Rue M.
22.) Sea Of Awakening – Revibe
23.) See Me On My Way – Superhuman Happiness

What a great name for a band. They played last night at Nectar’s. Revibe just released a cool album called I Am The Sea & You Are The Sky. If you like that song, definitely check out the album. Great song from Rue. Just for the record, I put that song in the mix before receiving today’s mail. OK this artist just played the Bean last week.

24.) Forgot It When I Said It – Wren Kitz
25.) Endless War – Jeremy Gilchrist – Singer-Songwriter
26.) Doors – Julia Mark
27.) Can You Love Me Too? – Bethany Conner Music

I saw Julia and Bethany at the Bean last week and both were great. Cool songs from Jeremy and Wren. 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
Blind To The Beautiful – Fish
Little Fires – Hana Zara
Elanor – Cricket Blue
Falter – Julia Caesar
The Inevitability Of Death – The Tragically Hip
Souvenir – The Depth and the Whisper
Chamber Of Hellos – Wire Train
Sonic Boomerang – Bee Bee Sea
Brighton Rock – Queen
Time For Bedlam – Deep Purple
Without You I’m Nothing – Ace Frehley
YYZ – Rush
Crime Of The Century – Supertramp
Mission To Mars – Ace Frehley
We Will Rock You (live) – Queen
Heavy – Clever Girls
Time To Get Out – Deep Purple
regular awesome programming

 

 

 

Radio Show 262 Thursday June 14, 2018 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

 

 

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Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM.ORG will run from 9-11pm US Eastern time Thursday June 14. You can stream it from the website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: Once In My Life – The Decemberists

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Let’s begin with a bluesy local song.

1.) A Locally Specific Blues – Jason Baker
2.) Goner – REDadmiral
3.) Destiny Waits – Kind Bud’s Kind Dubs
4.) Angela Carter – Cricket Blue

Cricket will put on their usual amazing performance at Magic Hat tomorrow. Kind Bud will be at the Double E in Essex tomorrow. Cool songs from Jason and the Admiral. OK, let’s head over to Robot Dog Studio and rock out.

5.) Parasite – Miku Daza
6.) Flaca Daza – Miku Daza
7.) Sugar Rush – Miku Daza
8.) Panic – Miku Daza

That was such a great rocking performance. Thanks Miku!! Thanks to Ryan Cohen for making us sound so great, thanks to Sam for helping out with the setup and tear down, thanks to Christian (I hope I got that right) and Phoebe Zorn for the great film work on the video, and finally, I want to thank Burlington Beer Company for the lovely libations. OK, let’s play the last song(s) from Engine.

9.) Empty All Of Your Guns/Pretend (?) – Kelly Ravin Music
10.) You Will Fall – Kelly Ravin
11.) Coast To Ghost – Doom Service

I’ve been listening to their album The Uncanny Doom Service a lot lately and that song just keeps jumping out. Great rocker from Kelly that sounds louder than last week. Guns is the last song on the album, but the track has an unaccredited bonus song and I had to include it. I’ll pick a new album to begin playing song after song, week after week until it’s done. OK, let’s rock.

12.) Broken Radio – The Cush
13.) I Like Flowers And I’m Not Afraid To Say It – Peg Tassey MUSIC
14.) Help Wanted – Wide Wail
15.) So They Say – The New Siberians

Great song from their recent album. Wanted and Flowers went back to the ’90’s and Radio is quite new. This is a new song from a performer who was at Shelburne Vineyard last Saturday.

16.) Shut Up And Kiss Me – Myra Flynn Music
17.) Practicing – Steady Betty
18.) London – Tom Pearo
19.) Judgment Day – David Rosane & The Zookeepers

That’s from the upcoming Book Of Zoo album. David was on VPR earlier today talking about the upcoming tour to raise funds for, and to highlight the importance of Vermont’s libraries. It will run from late June to August all over our state. Cool song from Tom who will be at Nectar’s on Saturday. Betty rocked that club last weekend and great song from Myra. OK, this next guy will be at Zenbarn tomorrow.

20.) My Fear Of Losing You – Milton Busker
21.) Severed – The Decemberists
22.) Essex Ferry – The Mountain Carol
23.) One Of A Kind – Adam Rabin

That’s a cool new song that Adam just released. Great song form Carol’s new album Starkiller and The Banshees. I’ve been listening to it a lot and love the whole album. The Decemberists put on a great show Saturday at the Shelburne Museum and that song really jumped out. Milton is so great. This next band will be at ArtsRiot on Wednesday.

24.) Felon – SWALE
25.) Gold In California – The Red Telephone

Sean Toohey and Matt Hutton from RT will play a show in town very soon. 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:
Goldfish & Clowns – Fish
The Last Of The Unplucked Gems – The Tragically Hip
Courage – The Tragically Hip
Ripples – Genesis
In the Garden Of Mystic Lovers – Francis Dunnery
Not I – Andriana Chobot
And Dream Of Sheep – Kate Bush
I Believe – Dam Kat
The Globe – Landlady
Godzilla – Blue Oyster Cult
Monsters Are Due On Main Street – Doom Service
Havana Affair – The Ramones
Innocent Exile – Iron Maiden
Assassing – Marillion
Ripple – The Church Band
Heavy – Clever Girls
Sons And Daughters – The Decemberists
regular awesome programming

 

Radio Show 258 Thursday May 17, 2018 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM.ORG will run from 9-11pm US Eastern time. It can be streamed from the website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: Hip Boots – Deep Purple

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the sounds of Burlington. We have a nice small city in Burlington but most of Vermont is rural. Let’s begin tonight by taking a ride in the country.

1.) A Ride In The Country – Queen Tangerine
2.) Country Comes To Town – Bardela
3.) Country Cumbia – Mal Maïz
4.) Urban Country – David Rosane & The Zookeepers

David and the band will be all over Vermont this summer supporting local libraries. Cool song from Mal. If you think having your singer put up a video of her singing Happy Birthday to me will get your song played, you are correct. Thanks Cooie DeFrancesco! Love your band. We started off with QT who evolved out of Zola Turn. OK, here is the next song on Engine.

5.) Pennies And Pine – Kelly Ravin Music
6.) Symptom Of The Universe – Surf Sabbath (The High Breaks
7.) What If – REDadmiral
8.) Send Him The Bill – Phil Yates & The Affiliates

I love that song from the new Party Music album. Admiral will be at Light Club Lamp Shop for a one night residency tomorrow. The Surfers will be at The Monkey House on Saturday. Great song from Kelly. This next band are at the Monkey House tonight.

9.) Jurassic Bark – Doom Service
10.) Blank Daze – Mr. Doubtfire
11.) Holy Serpent – Ghastly Sound
12.) Probably Wrong – Phantom Suns

Suns and Ghastly will be at the Monkey tomorrow. Doubt will be at the Monkey next Wednesday. This next band will be at the Monkey tomorrow too.

13.) Chasing The Wagon – Secret Family
14.) Screwball – Screaming Broccoli
15.) Automatic Sweetheart – Hammydown
16.) Muskrat Love – Cave Bees

That’s such a fun song form the Bees. Hammy are super fun. Broccoli rocked us a long time ago. Great stuff from Luke Adam‘s new band. OK, let’s keep rocking.

17.) Flypaper – Persian Claws
18.) Blue Sky – Black Rabbit
19.) Sunflower Street – David L Jarvis
20.) Arkansas – Bison

Cool new song form Bison. Great classic from Dave. Rabbit are so cool they did a cover of the Claws song in their set at Waking Windows. OK, let’s keep rocking.

21.) What If – Madaila
22.) The River – Kat Wright
23.) Forsythia – Cricket Blue
24.) Lithuania – Hana Zara

My friend Ted Jacobites works on ships all over the world. This morning he sent a picture from a port in Lithuania so I had to play the Hana song. Cricket are so lovely. Great songs from Kat and Madaila. It’s getting warm and the days are getting longer and it’s time to celebrate.

25.) These Summer Nights – Sarah Blacker & New England Groove Association
26.) Good Thing – Maryse Smith
27.) Another Day – Andriana Chobot
28.) Bowie’s Hairdresser’s Story – Ouzkxqlzn
29.) When Will The Light Come – Sarah Blacker

I love it when Sarah plays that song. On Bowie’s Birthday Lauren Costello did a tribute including that lovely piece of music and that great story. Cool songs form Andriana and Maryse. 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
Dancing In Fog – Fish
Fight – The Tragically Hip
The Surprising – Deep Purple
Hell Toupee – Derek Smalls
Loving The Alien – David Bowie
Joan Crawford – Blue Oyster Cult
Rainbow Dream Prelude/Fly To The Rainbow – Uli Jon Roth
Strange Kind Of Woman (live) Deep Purple
Heavy – Clever Girls
So Love May Find Us – The Church Band
Paradise Bar – Deep Purple
Fugazi – Marillion
Time For Bedlam – Deep Purple
Time To Get Out – Aaron Flinn
regular awesome programming.

 

The Nancy Druids and Cricket Blue at Light Club Lamp Shop March 3, 2018   Leave a comment

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I had a great time seeing music a week ago Saturday at Light Club Lamp Shop. I had a productive day at work, visited with mom for a while, then made it downtown just in time for the show. I got in and settled and noticed two people I was not expecting to see. They had their instruments.

My focus shifted to the stage as the semi-acoustic The Nancy Druids began to play. Joined by Ariel Toohey on cello they opened with a shimmering December. The Space Between and By Design let themselves shine in that gentler guise. John switched from bouzouki to accordian for a cover of Because. Ariel left the stage and the usual trio played a version of Vondle Park (?). that felt like a cool breeze flowing through a warm summer day. John moved to electric bass and the band rocked a bit as they found Salvation all around. Sean switched from acoustic guitar to electric 12 string and they pondered the way things might have been. They picked up the pace and rocked us with I Can’t Remember Who You Were. They played a new song called Bitter Days then regaled us with the shimmering pop of Disappear. They brought the pace back up with Halo and Ann Mindell showed us how hard you can hit the drums with brushes. I think they were pretty much done at that point but a few late arrivals missed Ariel’s performance so she came back for By Design and Because to close the night.

I hung out for the break and the previously mentioned unexpected duo took the stage. Cricket Blue opened with a kind of rocking song that may have been about incandescence. The way they weave their guitars and voices feels like magic and they continued on with a song about kissing frogs. They borrowed heavily from the book of Psalms for the next one and closed with a song cycle about burning effigies to ensure a bountiful harvest. Hearing Cricket play is always a treat and I’m so happy I was there.

I was pretty tired at that point but did hang out for one song by LittleBoyBigHeadOnBike, mostly for the name. They had an old school Burlington low-fi indie sound that brought back memories as I wandered out the door.

 

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Cricket Blue pic by Tim Lewis