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Radio Show 279 Thursday October 25, 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 Thursday October 25. You can stream it from the website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: Bloodletting (The Vampire Song) – Concrete Blonde

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. The skies are gray, the air is cold and the leaves are falling from the trees. Summer is gone and Halloween is almost upon us. Usually, Mr E. Ghoul crosses over to join us, but the veil is still too strong, being so many days away. I, alone, will guide you through the terror that is the Vermont music scene. Let’s begin with a song about the dead.

1.) Stardust For Dessert – David Rosane & The Zookeepers
2.) Ghosts Aren’t Free – Ballroom Sofa
3.) Release The Dead – Chin Ho
4.) Ghosts – Troy Millette Music

Thank you for reminding us of our mortality Troy. I dug up that ancient song from Chin. Chilling thought from Sofa and beautifully disturbing song from David and the band. OK, let’s get a little magical.

5.) I Put A Spell On You – Kat Wright and Marco Benevento
6.) Devil – farm
7.) A Monster’s Holiday – Matt the Gnat and the Gators
8.) Devil Knows My Name – Great Western

Is there anything scarier than the devil knowing your name? Hmm, apparently the gators prefer to celebrate their monsters. Nice attempt to outrun the devil Farm. That was a lovely spell concocted one night at Radio Bean by the dynamic duo. Here is another song that I found deeply buried.

9.) Vampyre – Dave Jarvis (Hipp Notix)
10.) Oh My God – Sarah Blacker & New England Groove Association
11.) Day Of The Dead – Hana Zara
12.) Graveyard Before Dark – Alice Austin

Such a scary song from Alice. Hana speaks of how the veil between the living and the dead is understood down south. Terrifying imagery from Sarah and a lovely oldie from Dave. Care to jam with some monsters?

13.) Halloween Jam – The Dead Shakers
14.) Nightmare On Elm Street – Savage Hen
15.) With The Dead – Vultures of Cult
16.) Full Moon Dark Places – Bull & Prairie

Vermont is full of dark places, and the shadows of the full moon only make them more terrifying. I fear the Vultures may have gotten too close to their song. Disturbing song from the Hen and a scary stream of monsters for the Dead. Speaking of death.

17.) Death Of A Barn Cat – Dirtminers
18.) Black Cat – Black Rabbit
19.) Hell Chicken – Swillbillie
20.) Dogs At The Door – Milton Busker

I hope you survived the terror of being alone, barely safe, wondering what lies beyond the door. Swillbillie are wise to make us aware of the terror wrought by chickens. Halloween was made for cats. OK, it’s time to panic.

21.) Panic – Miku Daza
22.) Ninjas VS Zombies – Phil Yates
23.) Ghostified – Persian Claws
24.) Raising The Dead – Carraway

Lovely song about zombies dancing. Terror filled song by the Claws. Phil sings of the battle between life and death and Miku rightly advises panic. This next soul seems to be trying to give up supernatural ways. Silly human.

25.) Giving Up The Ghost – Aaron Flinn
26.) Demon Eyes – Lake Superior
27.) One More Grave – The Contrarian
28.) Demon Moon – Crazyhearse
29.) Counting On A Ghost – Elephants of Scotland

You can always count on a ghost, even if Aaron disagrees. Lovely songs of demons from Crazy and Superior. Even one so contrary understands the power of the grave. Well, I hope you were not too scared listening to the terrifying music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

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Songs after – Incubus (with graveyard intro and geezabum outro) – Fish
Thugs – The Tragically Hip
Give It Up To The Night – Bad Smell
Hell Toupee – Derek Smalls
Devil Inside Me – Dam Kat
Angels And Devils – Invisible Homes
Monsters – Cold Sweat
Heaven And Hell – Dio
Angels Of Death – Hawkwind
Killing Ghosts – Better Things
Monsters Are Due – Doom Service
Fear Of The Dark – Iron Maiden
Feel The Thunder – Blue Oyster Cult
War Pigs – Black Sabbath
Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) – David Bowie
Devil Eyes – Jakals
Please Mr Gravedigger – David Bowie
Heavy – Clever Girls
Time To Get Out – Deep Purple.
regular awesome programming

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The Dirty Blondes at Club Metronome October 31, 2014   Leave a comment

Dirty Blondes Halloween 2014 photo by Kathleen Barnes

Dirty Blondes Halloween 2014 photo by Kathleen Barnes

 

I had a great time seeing music Friday night at Club Metronome. I worked until 7 and the show was set to start at 8. I did a quick turnaround at home and took the pleasant walk downtown. The club was decked out in spider webs and the medium sized crowd was enchantingly costumed. I chatted with Ornan McLean for a bit, but soon enough it was time for the show. The band hit the stage hard will a killer version of Burn. I’m not sure if they have locked in the playing a bit more, or the person doing sound had everything just right, but they sounded as great and powerful as they ever have. Rebecca Rogers was the devil in black hair with a ’70’s bell bottom jeans look. Diane Sullivan was the devil in red with horns and a cape. They had the audience dancing as they played epic versions of Crybaby and the gotta do the dance move for Kung Pao. All of the songs took their time to unfold and really drove home how powerful they are. The voices were in top form and the show was brilliant fun from first note to last. A ways into the set it seemed like they were short on time and skipped a couple. They jumped into a killer version of Ornan’s song and wrapped the night with an epic That New Guy Is Not James Bond. Despite the time, the audience demanded another. They obliged with Drunk and called it a night.


Shortly after the last note rang out, I settled up and headed out the door. There was a ton of great music happening that Halloween night, but I was in a really tight spot money-wise and had to limit what I could do. I had to whittle down the list of what I could and could not make, and this show was on the cannot miss list. I’m so glad I made it happen.

 

Radio Show 85 Thursday October 30, 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’s the day before Halloween so I played lots of scary songs and let Mr E. Ghoul speak about energy, spirits, mortality and what lies beyond.

Songs before:Please Mr Gravedigger – David Bowie (Official)
End Of the World – Gary Moore with Jack Bruce on bass and vocals

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Good evening, it is I, Mr E. Ghoul, here to play the substance that you quaintly call music for you this evening. The one you refer to as Tim has again this year lent me his body so that I may incarnate for two of your earthly hours. I have scary songs lined up to challenge your perceptions of what is in your reality and what is the reality beyond. Let’s begin with a ride on the crazy hearse. This is Barbacoa on WBKM and this is Burlington’s Kind Of Music.

1.) Crazy Hearse – Barbacoa
2.) Demon Moon – Crazyhearse
3.) Demons – Waylon Speed
4.) Monsters – Cold Sweat
5.) Black Cat – Black Rabbit

That song was about the Black Cat Cafe, a place on Bank Street in Burlington, that burned in the 1970’s. People transferred from your mortal world to the spiritual one in the blast. Last week Tim played the last song on the Row EP from Anachronist. He will now play Lipstick and Dynamite all the way through, song by song, week after week, Black Cat was the first song. Nice tale of all the monsters in the world from the Syracuse band. Scary supernatural songs from Waylon and Crazyhearse. People died in the Black Cat fire but that is part of your mortal cycle. More cats will be born.

6.) Cats Were Born – And The Kids
7.) Nosferatu – The Lestons
8.) Vampyre – David L. Jarvis

Scary song from Dave and a nice homage to one of the first times you learned dance energy and to move pictures and made something that can shift your emotions, to this day. I hope you weren’t too scared of the Kids tale of monsters in the closet. Let us now look west and take a trip through the graveyard.

9.) Graveyard Before Dark – Alice Austin
10.) Our Lady Of The Underground – Anais Mitchell
11.) Death – Ccccome!
12.) Dogs At The Door – Milton Busker

Such a scary tale of imminent doom from the mortal you call Milton. It is only your understanding of yourself as a part of your body that you fear the dogs and death. Despite the scary title, death is just the transformation from this realm to the next, and it contains beautiful irony in that the author is so full of life. That was a nice tale of digging into your subconscious through the power of myth by Anais. One night at Radio Bean Marco Benevento and Kat Wright put a spell on their audience. This is a recording of the event.

13.) I Put A Spell On You – Marco Benevento and Kat Wright & The Indomitable Soul Band (just Kat but I left the name for the FB tag)
14.) Devil – farm
15.) Dragnet – Vedora
16.) Violence – Peg Tassey MUSIC

Ah yes, Halloween is a night to try on a new costumes and personas. Peg has donned the costume of Alice Cooper, as Violence is really Is It My Body. It’s funny because Alice Cooper is the costume of Vincent Furnier, and on it goes. Vedora speak well of the forces of attraction and forces are all that exist in the spiritual world. That was a frightening tale of Farm and the Devil, but it came out OK in the end. Up next is a song about masks and ghosts and blood.

17.) Lithuania – Hana Zara
18.) Masquerade For A Heartache – The Starline Rhythm Boys
19.) Giving Up The Ghost – Aaron Flinn and Salad Days
20.) Ghost – Phish
21.) Killing Ghosts – Better Things

Silly mortals, you cannot kill a ghost. Nice ghostly tales from Phish and Aaron Flinn. That energy transference that you call love is a powerful force. It sometimes requires a mask. Here is another band who play Burlington now and then, and they are wearing a mask.

22.) Children Of The Grave – JCHA
23.) One More Grave – The Contrarian
24.) Knight ov Swords – The Contrarian
25.) Ghostified – Persian Claws

It is time to return this mortal body to Tim. I hope you enjoyed my stories of your side and the other. Come back next week when Tim will continue to help you check out the music of this town, and perpetually do it again next week.

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Song after: A Plague Of Ghosts – Fish
old haunts
digging deep
chocolate frogs
waving at stars
raingods dancing
the wake -up call (make it happen)

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Radio Show 35 Thursday October 31 , 2013 9-10pm Eastern US Time WBKM.ORG   3 comments

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I just got back from my local music internet radio show, number 35, on WBKM.ORG. It was Halloween, so I decided to have some fun. I came up with the idea a while ago, but wasn’t sure if I could pull it off. I think I did. I thought, what if I was hanging out with a traveler between worlds, and I got caught in a spirit world. I thought he would do the show and open a door back for me.

Song before: Please Mr. Gravedigger – David Bowie

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Good Evening. It is I, Mister E Ghoul, here to play some songs for you, on Halloween. Unfortunately, the one you quaintly know as Tim, cannot be here this evening. Earlier, we were chatting with the spirits, and they lured him over, to the other side. But the spirits, are like your mortals, and subject to fear. Maybe we can scare them into, sending Tim back to you. Let’s begin, with a band, quaintly called farm, and their tale of the Devil on WBKM. Boo!lington’s kind of music.

1.) Devil – Farm
2.) Our Lady Of The Underground – Anais Mitchell
3.) Graveyard Before Dark – Alice Austin
4.) Vampyre – David L. Jarvis

Again, it is I, Mister E Ghoul. Poor Tim, has yet to return. Surely the lure of his friend Dave Jarvis, and the fright of the dreaded vampyre, should have worked. But No. They seem unmoved by Alice Austin’s tale of the Graveyard Before Dark, and of Anais Mitchell’s Our Lady Of The Underground. ‘Tis no matter. I shall continue on. Perhaps Tim’s friends in Cold Sweat, and their tale of Monsters, will sever the spirits hold. If not, some chaotic music of Burlington shall emanate, from what you quaintly call, WBKM, and the borders between the worlds shall break down.

5.) Monsters – Cold Sweat
6.) Hedgehogs – The Toes
7.) Death – Cccome?
8.) Theme Song – Shark Victim

It is I, again, and Tim is still locked from this earthly realm. The borders are beginning to shimmer, as some spirits remember passing on, as victims of sharks. Tim’s friends Michael Clifford and J Boom Mateik have done well, but not well enough. Tim has the deepest respect for Lee Anderson, and his earthly incarnation, Radio Bean. His band Cccome? and their song Death, could have brought him back, but the spirtis have a stronger hold him than I thought, or he has a stronger hold on them. I thought for sure the lure of the quirky band called The Toes, and their tale of Heghogs, would compel Tim to return, to what you quaintly call a dance floor. But no matter. It’s time to get serious. How many spirits can we catch in Vedora’s Dragnet, that was released from WBKM?

9.) Dragnet – Vedora
10.) When The Lord Comes – The Vacant Lots
11.) Knight Ov Swords – The Contrarian

Again it is I, Mister E Ghoul. The Contrarian’s tale of the Tarot and the Knight Ov Swords, has visibly, or invisibly, to most of you, shaken the spirits, and yet their grip remains. The Vacant Lots story, of When The Lord Comes, has started to open a door, but will Tim come back through? It’s time for the ultimate lure, not that it really matters, mind you, for Tim is perfectly safe. While he is still lost, there is no danger. But there comes a time, when you must dwell in your world, and I must dwell in mine. The power of Tim’s friend Sean Altrui, and the lure of his love for Swale, should be enough to bring him back.

12.) If You Get Lost – Swale
13.) Sirens – Sean Altrui

(Sirens is a drum only song that gets more and more intense. As it was playing, I kicked on the microphone, which lowered the song volume, and with speakers on in the room, which produced a freaky echo, as Ghoul, chanted the following:

On this night of Hallow’s eve
When crossing plains you can achieve
Know the realm that thall shalt dwell
Release to theirs break this spell
Send Tim home without delay
To Burlington straghtaway

I went through it twice, then kicked the drums back to full sound. They rocked hard for two minutes, then I mixed it directly into the Sinatra outro)

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Hey guys, Tim here. What’s happening? Oh no, it’s 10 and my show is already over. I got it all set, then was waiting for E, I, um, er, must have dozed off on the couch. I’m so sorry about that. Hmm, the list of songs that just played are my set list, did E play it for you? I’m so embarrassed, I don’t know what to do. I guess all I can do is play my next song. This is Fish’s most Halloween song.

Song After: Shadowplay – Fish

 

 

Swale at the BCA Center in Burlington, VT October 30, 2013   Leave a comment

I had a great time seeing Swale last night. They played to a small crowd who were (mostly) not watching the Red Sox win the World Series (there was a score check in the middle of the set).

The low lit room, filled with colored lights and art on the walls, had some droning rock playing as Swale set up. Dressed in black, with pointy witch hats, they mixed themselves into a slowly surging Armadillo, and we were on our way. It mixed into Faineant, which built the energy without going over the top. Waiting followed with a slow burn intensity, then they kicked it into full gear with a blistering Everyone Likes To Fight. They played a cool newish tune and a slow cover that I did not know. They ramped it back up for a full on fired up Popular Crowd. The set ended. with a stunning War Pigs and they really jammed the instrumental parts hard.

Part of me wanted to stick around and see what James Belizia and Heloise were up to, but she’s usually a bit more dancy, and after Swale’s stunning set, I was done. What a fantastic hour of music!