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Radio Show 89 Thursday December 4, 2014 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. I promised some punk rock and some classic rock, and think I delivered. I also threw in some experimental new stuff.

Song before: Orion – Jethro Tull

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. It’s a chilly night in Burlington. There are a few people waking out and down the beautifully lit Church st. Tonight let’s start with a recording from Nectar’s from the WBKM 7th birthday party a couple of weeks ago. This is the Seth Yacovone Band playing some Neil Young & Crazy Horse on WBKM and this is Burlington’s kind of music.

1.) Cowgirl In The Sand – Real Old & Insane Donkey
2.) Little Wing – Bob Wagner and the Book “em Blues Band

Both of those were recorded at the WBKM 7th birthday party. There is an amazing amount of talent in those two bands! This next band played our birthday show too, but I don’t have a recording of it. This is two great guitarists from another live show.

3.) Destiny Waits – Bud & Budd ~ The Kind Buds
4.) These Summer Nights – Sarah Blacker
5.) Lean In – When Particles Collide

I love that song from the great duo from Maine. Sarah is from Boston but plays Burlington now and then too. Great guitar playing and singing from the Buds. I’ve just been handed a bulletin. This just in, punk rock is alive and well in Burlington Vermont!

6.) Hello World – Screaming Skulls
7.) Green Peaks Dark Valleys – Get A Grip
8.) Vermont City Living – Gorgon
9.) Be Aggressive – BE AGGRESSIVE
10.) Black Oil – Doom Service

Great song about the X-Files in the DS song. They’ve been playing lots of shows in town lately. Love the BA song. Gorgon always rock. Skulls is a new band with Justin Gonyea who is also in Doom. Grip are playing this weekend at Radio Bean. Friday has three can’t miss shows, so I’ll have to miss two. Dino Bravo VT and Crazyhearse are playing The Monkey House, Black Rabbit and Cave Bees are playing Manhattan Pizza and Pub, and ROUGH FRANCIS are celebrating their birthday with Friday and Saturday shows at Radio Bean. Friday they are playing with Varsity Drag, Blowtorch, Blue Button, Pours, and Get A Grip. Saturday they are playing with Ravi Shavi, Endless Jags, Swale, Black Rabbit and DJ Disco Phantom. I work until 9:30 on Friday and 11:30 on Saturday. I’m going to miss a lot of music, but should be able to catch some. OK, let’s go to the next song on Lipstick and Dynamite.

11.) The Invisibles – Black Rabbit
12.) Golden Goose – Cave Bees
13.) Righteous – Rough Francis
14.) Dead Or In Jail – Crazyhearse

All of those bands are great and playing pretty much at the same time. What’s a poor music fan to do? Oh, and Cave Bees have a guy named Creston Lea who is a great guitar player and guitar maker. Check out the video about him if you get a chance! OK, let’s keep rocking.

15.) Tic Toc – Doll Fight
16.) Imaginary – Envy
17.) Weapons Factory – The Wards
18.) Burn – The Dirty Blondes

The Blondes have been rocking town for quite a while. The Wards rocked us in the ’80;s, Envy in the ’90’s and Doll in the 00’s. Love all those songs. I miss Doll Fight. Christine moved on to Boston, I think Kelly formed Gorgon, and Jane Boxall Percussion is doing a million things, like playing with Black Rabbit, Vedora, and something new. On the walk down I noticed Orion in the sky for the first time. Winter is here. Seeing the hunter always makes me think of this song.

19.) Stylus Of Id – Somah
20.) Summer’s Gone – The Cush
21.) Words – Slingshot Dakota
22.) Next Summer Out On The Ice – Endless Jags

I love the new Jags album Sell The Banquet. I’ll likely be working when they are playing. Love Slingshot! Nice video out for The Cush song. I just got this next song before heading down to do the show. This is a piece by Raph Worrick and Jane Boxall, collectively known as Bad Smell.

23.) AV6 (?) – Bad Smell
24.) The Alchemist – Pours
25.) Einstein-Rosen Bridge – Jeremy Gilchrist

Very cool lyrics on the Jeremy song. It’s kind of fun playing some new music and as soon as I heard it, I though it would mix nicely into Pours. OK, let’s go back to the birthday party show for some more Seth.

26.) Down By The River -> Like A Hurricane – Real Old & Insane Donkey

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

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Song after: The Great Unraveling – Fish

 

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Radio Show 86 Thursday November 6, 2014 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. I played a lot of new songs, a couple of classics and a few with a liquid theme.

Song before: Glow Worm – The Church Band

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the sounds of Burlington. There was a ton of music in town this last week, and I will highlight a little of it. There were a bunch of great bands at 242 Main on Saturday. Here’s most of them, starting with headliner Slingshot Dakota on Wbkm and this is Burlington’s Kind Of Music.

1.) Intro – Slingshot Dakota
2.) May Day – Slingshot Dakota
3.) Black Oil – Doom Service
4.) Last Song – Carraway
5.) 40 Days – Better Things

Brad Yandow and Brian LaClair from Better Things opened the show alternating acoustic songs. Doom Service played a heavy rocking set and I just got their new EP. Carraway were pretty remarkable and I had to find their new album today. I’ve loved every Slingshot show I’ve ever seen and they were just wonderful on Saturday. On Friday, I was at Club Metronome to help The Dirty Blondes turn 16.

6.) Hallelujah – The Dirty Blondes
7.) Staring Out The Window – ROUGH FRANCIS
8.) Another Year In Vermont – Gorgon

Gogon just released a new album. I got it today and had to get that song on the air. Rough Francis have been playing a ton of killer shows lately. They seem to be playing that one a lot. They played Friday at The Monkey House but I just could not make it. OK, let’s play the next song on Lipstick And Dynamite.

9.) Tarpaulin – Black Rabbit
10.) Vitamin Dee – Persian Claws
11.) Centralia – Night Slice

Night Slice have played town a couple of times and just put out that killer new song. Persian just released their album in digital form and added Dee as a new song. Last night I saw a killer band at The Monkey House.

12.) Bright Eyes – Allo Darlin’
13.) Golden Crutch – Swale
14.) Army Of Pop Kids – The Smittens
15.) Jan Michael Vincent – Chin Ho!

With all the new music I’m playing tonight, I though I needed to toss in a classic. Jan did the job nicely. I couldn’t find any Let’s Whisper to play, they and Swale played a great show with Darlin’, so the Smittens was as close as I could come. Swale played a killer version of Crutch. Tomorrow, The Cush come back to town to play ArtsRiot. Here is a song from their first, second, and third albums.

16.) Precious Time – The Cush
17.) Small Town Movie – The Cush
18.) The Deer And The Owl – The Cush

Is it tomorrow yet??? The other day it was nice to get tagged in an FB post from Sasha Alcott and Peg Tassey, so I though it would be fun to play a song from each.

19.) Constant Disaster – When Particles Collide
20.) First Kiss – Peg Tassey MUSIC
21.) Sunflower Street – David L. Jarvis

It’s a rainy day, so I thought I’d play a sunny Dave song. Since it’s so cold, wet, and rainy, I though I should play a song by a band called Pours.

22.) The Alchemist – Pours
23.) Today Is Tomorrow – The Red Telephone
24.) Three Cheers – Phil Yates & The Affiliates
25.) In The Rain – Plan B

Classic song from a classic Burlington band, and so appropriate on this rainy night. Phil Yates played that one at his solo show at Radio Bean and I’ve had acoustic versions of his songs in my head ever since. Great song by RT from their new album. I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

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Song after: The Field – Fish

 

 

Radio Show 81 Thursday October 2, 2014 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 had a nice groove.

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 beautiful fall evening in Burlington. Let’s start with a band who used to play in town and have a new album done, but not yet in my hands. This is from their first ep. This is Jet Pilot High by The Red Telephone on WBKM, and this is Burlington’s Kind of Music.

1.) Jet Pilot High – The Red Telephone
2.) 1965 – The New Siberians
3.) Satellite – Guster

Ryan Miller played a set last Friday at Radio Bean in between Swale sets. He played that song on acoustic guitar, talked Joe Adler into playing drums, and taught Amanda Gustafson the keyboard riff. It was a fun time watching it come together. Great song from the Siberians, who should have some new songs soon. Yea! I loved Swale’s sets last Friday. Here is another one from their new album The Next Instead.

4.) Before The Night – Swale
5.) Cats Were Born – And The Kids
6.) Mirror Mirror – Joe Adler & The Rangers Of Danger

Great rocker from Joe’s new album. And The Kids played the show after Swale’s second set and brought a dedicated crowd. Keep an eye on them. I may head to The Monkey House on Saturday to check out this band.

7.) Shut Up – Gorgon
8.) Cookie Jar – Astrocat
9.) The Process – Pinhead

Classic Burlington band. Astrocat are playing the Monkey show too and that song sounded like it would go great into the Pinhead. Here is the next song from the Anachronist ep Row.

10.) Mary – Anachronist
11.) Mary – Plan B
12.) Tastes Like Nothing – Zola Turn

Zola and Plan are classic Burlington bands. Lots of great rock in both Marys. Let’s quieten things down a little.

13.) A Quiet Pun – Joe Adler
14.) You Are Not The Photograph – Swale
15.) Hollywood – Lendway

Great song by a classic Burlington band. Killer Eric Olsen guitar work in the Swale song. I listened to the whole Roots In The Rabbit Hole album today and loved this one.

16.) Calypskango – Binger
17.) Grounded – Invisible jet
18.) WalkingInCircles – Raq

I love that song. I was dancing around the studio and had the volume cranked. Great stuff from Jet. This next band are hoping to get on a cruise or open for a great bands festival, or both.

19.) Endless (pt 2) – Elephants of Scotland
20.) Afraid Of Sunlight – Marillion
21.) Going For The One – Yes (official)

I could hear Elephants open for the 2015 Marillion weekend, or play on the 2015 Cruise to the Edge with Yes, and lots of other prog bands. Links below if you would like to vote for them. Yes was live from 2004 in Essex Jct, and Marillion once played club Toast as a trio. Since we’re a little spiritual, and out of town anyway…

22.) It’s Just A Ride – Bill Hicks (AMERICAN The Bill Hicks Story)
23.) Buttonz – Binger

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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Radio Show 74 Thursday August 14, 2014 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 Wbkm Dot Org. I played a lot of different music from a lot of different times, and talked a bit about those who have left us recently, either for natural or unjust causes.

Song before: Police On My Back – The Clash

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. It’s getting cool in the Champlain Valley but the music is still hot. I just saw two punk trios at 242 Twofourtwo Main, 5 girls and 1 guy. It’s great that girls are rocking today, but they did back in the ’90’s too. Here is the next song from Ninja Jane on WBKM and this is Burlington’s Kind Of Music.

1.) Chop Wood/Carry Water – Zola Turn
2.Rock And Roll Is My Weapon – Ninja Custodian
3.) Flux Capacitor – Wave of the Future

Another great song from Wave’s new EP. Wave are playing Nectar’s on Saturday, after the ROUGH FRANCIS, Waylon Speed boat cruise. Wave are playing with Burning Monk and The Mountain Says No, I’m very psyched. Love the Ninja song and Zola have always been a favorite. This next band just played at The Monkey House this evening, but the timing was bad and I could not be there. I bet they played this one

4.) A Different Machine – Elephants of Scotland
5.) Plenty Hands – Parmaga
6.) Ships – Anais Mitchell

I just got the Anais album Young Man In America and loved Ships immediately. Same with the Parmaga EP. Up next is a song that I keep finding myself humming.

7.) Our Work Is Never Done – PossumHaw
8.) Pretty Little Things – Maryse Smith
9.) People Get Ready – Kip Meaker Trio
10.) Mystery Blues – Zoot Wilson

Zoot was a legend when I was learning about music in Burlington. Kip was one of the greats, and sadly, just passed away. I’ve had a lot of Maryse songs running through my head since her show at The Precipice: A Vermont Music Festival. The other album I just picked up is Crown Pilot.

11.) Julianne Wait – Lowell Thompson and Crown Pilot
12.) Make Me See Stars – The Lonestar Chain
13.) Coming Down Again – Waylon Speed
14.) Staring Out The Window – Rough Francis

That’s going to be a heck of a show on the boat with both Waylon and RF. I have to work late enough that I don’t think I will quite make it, but will see. Great song by Burette Douglas and the gang, and that’s a pretty solid backing band with Lowell. Here’s another song from the new Crazyhearse album. It features Rebecca Rogers, who is no longer in jail in Cleveland.

15.) A Bottle Of Whiskey Later – Crazyhearse
16.) Toe Jam – The Toes
17.) Paper Train – David L. Jarvis
18.) New Age Woman – Pinhead

That was a couple of classics. Pinhead played in the ’80’s and Dave in the ’90’s. The Toes are always crazy fun. They are playing a fundraiser for the Psychedelicatessen. I stopped by, around 11:25, but the guy was saying they would have some quieter acts on, so I assumed I missed them. I’m loving the new Crazyhearse. This next band played the Monkey House tonight too, and I missed them too.

19.) Might As Well Settle – Phil Yates and the Affiliates
20.) Circumstance – Tokyo Storm Warning
21.) Finder – Madelines
22.) The Fool – Poxy
23.) Shut Up – Gorgon

Gorgon and Poxy played a couple of beautiful sets at 242 Main. I had just enough time to check them out before this show. Madelines and Tokyo were great loud rock bands from the ’90’s. Let’s keep the rock going.

24.) Mad Mary Jones – THE VACANT LOTS
25.) Basalt Anchor – Vedora
26.) You Can Love If You Want To – Peg Tassey MUSIC
27) Extended Werewolf – farm

There’s only so much time indeed. Whether if’s people like Kip and Lauren Bacall who lived full lives or Robin Williams or the completely senseless killing of Michael Brown, we only have a limited amount of time. I like listening to music, like what Vedora have shared with the world, and following Peg Tassey‘s advice and choosing to love. 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: Credo – Fish

 

Radio Show 71 Thursday July 17, 2014 9-10pm 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. I started slow, the let it rock.

Song before: Early Morning Dreams – Pete Townshend

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From our – why is the mic light not lit up?

1.) Under Bright Stars – Alice Austin

From our small city to the great big world, these are the sounds of Burlington. Sorry about the mic mishap. That was a brand new song from Alice! Let’s keep going with another great singer songwriter.

2.) Ordinary Day – Milton Busker
3.) Liar – Maryse Smith
4.) Afterlife – Hana Zara

About a year ago I saw Hana for the first time at The Precipice: A Vermont Music Festival. She blew me away and I’ve gone back to see her as many times as I could. Nice song with lots of great changes from Maryse. I just saw this next band playing in the Intervale, and they had to be a bit mellow, because of the kids.

5.) Wiser – And The Kids
6.) The Mime – Joe Adler & The Rangers Of Danger
7.) Lean In – When Particles Collide
8.) Everyone Likes To – Swale
9.) Bulletproof Vest – Zola Turn

Songs like that are why I want to play Ninja Jane all the way through. Songs like that kept me going back to see Zola again and again. Great new song from Swale. I cant’ wait to get the album and play the title song. They played a great show last Friday at Radio Bean. Great song from Particles. If you live in America, go see them, they are probably playing somewhere near you. Great song from Joe Adler. He’s done such a great job booking Radio Bean and the Precipice, and I’m so psyched for this years edition of the festival. He’s also a big supporter of And The Kids. They will play a rocking show tomorrow at Radio Bean.
I just heard that Jane Boxall joined Black Rabbit. I’m going to play one of her solo marimba songs, then her old band Doll Fight, then a Black Rabbit song, so you can guess what it will sound like.

10.) Pyramid – Jane Boxall
11.) Morning Again – Doll Fight!
12.) Carnage – Black Rabbit
13.) Shut Up – Gorgon

Gorgon played a killer show at The Monkey House on Monday. They rose from the ashes of Doll Fight! I hope you can imagine how Jane will sound in Black Rabbit. Hey, it’s summer. Let’s go to the beach. Jane plays on this one too.

14.) Beach Song – Ray Fork
15.) I Wanna Be A Lifeguard – Blotto
16.) Catskills – Alpenglow

That song makes me think of driving up Route 9N on a sunny day. They are playing a free show at Signal Kitchen on Saturday. Blotto used to play in town a long time ago. I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

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It was hard watching the news on satellite today. There has been an enormous loss of life and it’s about time we started to understand that we’re all the same,

Song after: Credo – Fish

 

Gorgon and Glamazons at the Monkey House July 14, 2014   Leave a comment

I had a great time seeing music, and more, at The Monkey House tonight. I’ve loved Doll Fight for a while and since their disbanding, I’ve been aching to see Gorgon, who rose from the ashes. I got out of work at 8 and they were set to go on at 8:30, so the game was on. It was a long day at work of taking orders and solving problems. When given the chance to bring the call center numbers into balance, I was singing The Church Band song that went, I Had A feeling I had Failed. I took a few more orders and solved a few more problems, then, when the hours were over, took the walk to Winooski.

I got in, got a drink and soon enough, Gorgon hit the stage. The music was glorious punk, with enough changes to be riveting. The vocal was intensely screamed and the whole stage exuded power. A few songs in, singer/bass player Kelly Riel said the pollen in the air made it tough to sing that way, but she sang it all that way, anyway. They played 30 minutes, or so, and were wonderful for every note. I had a hard time keeping up for several of the songs, which only makes me want to see them more and more.

After their set, I found a seat in the window and listened to the street, and the cooling night air, but after a bit, it was time for Glamazons. Their show was a mix of tap dancing, burlesque, and freak show. Reggie was the hostess and captivated the reasonably large audience with a quick wit and intense stunts. She did a thing with a Tesla coil, with Eerie, who touched the coil and lit up a light bulb. Kristin joined in, holding Eyrie’s hand, and lit up a florescent bulb, not unlike the one Peter Gabriel used to use with Genesis. Kristin did a couple of very cool tap dances, really, with the second one to ’20’s music, dressed in flapper style. She had one of the cool moves of the evening, dancing up to an audience member, grabbing their hand, slowly moving it to her ass, then twirling and slapping the audience member. Eyrie had a couple of sensuous strips, and the second one had a stuffed Cthulhu, a Ouija board, and went to the tune, Spooky. Reggie walked and laid on glass, laid on barb wire, and had some serious fireplay going on. Gene Simmons, eat your hear out. The show was tense, at times, really, walking up a step stool of sword blades, and was always magnificent. It was a spectacle of performers performing their hearts out. It was dangerous, fun, risky and risque. It completely knocked me out of my work life, and lit up my mind. And, that was just after the first Gorgon song. What a night!!

Radio Show 70 Thursday July 10, 2014 9-10pm 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. I played with the working man theme a bit with songs before, during, and after.

Songs before: Tonight’s The Night pt1 – Neil Young
Weeping Willow – Persian Claws

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. I love to go to the clubs to see live music and this is a song I’ve been dancing to for ages. Today, I get to play it for you. This is Everyone Likes To by Swale on Wbkm, and this is Burlington’s Kind Of Music.

1.) Everyone Likes To – Swale
2.) We’re Closed! – Blue Button
3.) Never Enough – Zola Turn

Another great song from Zola and the third song on Ninja Jane. I’ve always love the dancing maybe line. That angst of asking is it ever enough reminded me of the frustration Jason Cooley expressed in the song We’re Closed! There is also a great line about trying to get in, in the Swale song.
Most of us work for a living, and there are good and bad parts of that. This next set is dedicated to everyone who dreams of not working, but goes to work anyway.

4.) Help Wanted – Wide Wail
5.) I Need A Raise – Cave Bees
6.) Rejected – Black Rabbit
7.) I Quit – Blotto

Blotto are from Albany and played a ton of fun songs. That is one of those songs that everyone understands. I loved seeing them at Hunts, a long time ago. The line about wanting to quit in the Rabbit song inspired the set, then it made me think of Blotto. Once that was set, the Cave Bees song was a natural, especially with Rebekah Whitehurst;s killer performance with Blue Button at The Monkey House last week. Pooloop and Dino Bravo VT also rocked hard that night. I needed one more and asked on Facebook. Eric Olsen suggested the WW, which was perfect. OK, it’s a beautiful summer in Vermont, but that also means mosquitoes.

8.) Giant Mosquitoes – Cold Sweat
9.) Summertime – Peg Tassey MUSIC and the Velvet Ovum Band
10.) Plastic Revolution – Doll Fight
11.) Hangover Dreaming – Gorgon
12.) Mad Mary Jones – THE VACANT LOTS

The Vacant Lots used to play in town all the time, but now they have put out the Departure album this Tuesday, and are touring with Brian Jonestown Massacre and playing in London and Glasgow. I got this yesterday and had to play it today. Gorgon will play the Monkey House next week and I have to get out to see them. I love that Doll Fight song. It is summer and the Peg song describes it beautifully. Here’s another fun song from Burlington’s past.

13.) Rudy’s Kookie – The Spring Heeled Jacks something happened and a wail of feedback happened. I dumped the song and went into
14.) 5-30 – Hover
15.) Rudy’s Kookie – The Spring Heeled Jacks (played fine)
16.) Sound Drivers – Endless Jags
17.) Paint This City – The Vacant Lots

I listened to their new album this morning and that one jumped at me. Another great song from the Jags. Sorry about the feedback. I had to swap the Jacks and Hover. 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: The Faith Healer – Fish
Flypaper – Persian Claws
Tonight’s The Night pt 2 – Neil Young