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Radio Show 225 Thursday September 14, 2017 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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Tonight’s local music radio show will run from 9-11pm US Eastern Time Thursday September 14. It can be streamed from the WBKM Facebook page and will go as follows.

Song before: Fireworks – The Tragically Hip

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. My heart goes out to the people of Florida. Please help out if you can. I want to thank Higher Ground for sponsoring the show. They will bring the giant GPN festival to the waterfront this weekend. Let’s begin tonight with a couple of bands who played at The Monkey House last night.

1.) Taung Child – The Dead Shakers
2.) Echoes On – Cones
3.) Unveiled – Pours
4.) Bidets And Confused – Sad Turtle

Turtle play cool instrumentals with Seinfeld references and are always fun. It was cool to see Chris Shar of Pours at the Landlady show last week but was even cooler to hear him play drums with the Shakers. Cones are from Los Angeles and we are so lucky to live in a town where they can just come and play on a Wednesday night. The Shakers haven’t recorded their full psychedelic sound yet but Child hints at it. More about that in a couple of weeks. OK, it’s time to play the last song on Loose Tooth and I will have to pick a new album to play all the way through, song after song, week after week.

5.) We Tried – Clever Girls
6.) I Like Flowers And I’m Not Afraid To Say It – Peg Tassey MUSIC
7.) Automatic Sweetheart – Hammydown
8.) Day Of The Dead – Hana Zara

Hana just successfully funded her new album with a Kickstarter campaign and I can’t wait to hear it. It was cool to see Abbie Gail from Hammydown play with Caroline Rose at the Madaila on Main show recently. I got to go to Ottawa and see the mosaiculture and to go to Montreal to see the botanical gardens this week so the Peg song jumped to mind. Great song and EP from Clever Girls. I”m sure they will have something new soon since they have lots of songs in their set that are not recorded yet. Last Saturday I saw a few classic bands at Higher Ground and one who have been playing around but I had just not seen. Here is one of their songs.

9.) Co2U Later – The Tsunamibots
10.) Projector – Vetica
11.) Despite The Rain – Starlight Conspiracy
12.) Nowhere Feels Like Home – Fire The Cannons

Cannons played in the early 00’s and rocked us hard. Starlight were a cool ’90’s band. Vetica played some great shows in the 10’s and the Tsunamibots are putting on fantastic shows now. OK, let’s reach even further back into Burlington’s past.

13.) Boom Boom (Out Go The Lights) – The N-Zones
14.) Paint It Black – Silver Bridget
15.) Breathe – Ninja Custodian
16.) Cowgirl In The Sand – Real Old and Insane Donkey

That was a band that Seth Yacovone put together to play some Neil Young songs. Ninja used to play cool covers back in the late ’80’s at Nectar’s and other places. Bridget played last Saturday and are playing the next couple of Saturday’s at Nectar’s. N-Zones played back in the early ’80’s or late ’70’s. Burlington has a lot of great original music but we do like covers too. OK, this next band will make a rare appearance in town at Light Club Lamp Shop tomorrow at 7:30.

17.) Northern Skies – The Lindbergh Baby
18.) Say It – Anachronist
19.) A Company Man – Carraway
20.) Drug Laws – SWALE

I love the way that song continuously rocks. Such a fun song from Carraway. Great songs form Anachronist and Lindbergh. So, last Friday there were a bunch of cool bands who played at the Art Hop but heavy rain wiped out most of the outside shows. This band saw a break in the weather, got set up and began to play as the rain came back. This was the only song of their set and they are such troopers for even playing that one.

21.) The Original Original – Black Rabbit
22.) Good Times – Grand
23.) Shark – Greaseface
24.) Blank Daze – Mr. Doubtfire
25.) Blue Lights – Sink or Swim

Sink will play a show this Saturday. Ask them for the detains since it’s an underground show. Doubtfire and Grand played a great show at Radio Bean Monday night. Grease are playing at the Monkey House on Saturday. OK, let’s keep rocking.

26.) By Design – The Nancy Druids
27.) The Great Forgetter – The New Siberians
28.) Small Town Movie – The Cush
29.) Song About The Ocean – Dino Bravo VT

Those are four of many the great songs to come out of the Burlington scene. I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

outro

Songs after
Five Years – Fish
Strangers When We Meet – David Bowie
And You And I – Anderson Wakeman
Yours Is No Disgrace – Yes
Cascade – Andriana Chobot
From Now On – Supertramp
La Villa Strangiato – Rush
Story In Your Eyes – Moody Blues
Now I’m Here – Queen
The Bravery Of Being Out Of Range – Roger Waters
The Porpoise Song – The Church Band
Man On The Side – Joshua Glass Music
regular programming

 

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Radio Show 220 Thursday August 10, 2017 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM.ORG can be streamed from our website or this WBKM Facebook link. It will run from 9-11pm US Eastern Time on Thursday August 10th and will go as follows:

Song before: The Sound Of A – Alice Cooper

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

1.) North Hyde Park – Hover
2.) Crazy – Clever Girls
3.) What’s To Become Of The Meaning Of Love – Daniel Romano
4.) Beach Day – Looms
5.) Automatic Sweetheart – Hammydown

Last Saturday I got to see Clever Girls play at The Monkey House with Looms and Hammydown and last night I saw Clever Girls with Daniel Romano at ArtsRiot. Tomorrow Clever Girls are playing at the Tarrant Art Gallery as part of Exhibitionists: Clever Girls at 5pm. OK, let’s play the last song on the Action EP.

6.) Everyday Weekend – 1881
7.) Kick Rocks – And The Kids
8.) Another Day Closer To Nothing – Grand
9.) Epic – Laureate

Laurieate will come visit us on Sunday for a show at the Monkey House. I haven’t seen Grand for a while and hope to catch up with them soon. They are such a fun band. The Kids are at Higher Ground tonight and always put on a great show. Great song from 1881. I hope you enjoyed listening to all of the songs on their Light’s, Camera, and Action EP’s. I’ll start a new album to play song after song week after week, nest week. These next two bands will be at the Monkey House on Sunday too.

10.) From Here – The Red Summer Sun
11.) Ex-Files – Better Things
12.) Surf Showdown – The High Breaks
13.) The Territory – Hana Zara

Hana has a new album together called Where Amanda Is King. She just launched a Kickstarter to raise money to get it mastered and printed. She writes such great songs and I’m sure the new album will be terrific. The Breaks played at the Summervale festival in the Intervale earlier today. Great songs from Better and Summer. Here is a cool song that I have not heard in a while.

14.) Think I’ll Stay – Great Western
15.) Breathing In – The Hero Cycle
16.) Somewhere Far – The Red Telephone
17.) The Drone – The Cush

The Cush have played many stunning versions of that song in our town over several years. Great song from Telephone who evolved out of Envy. Hero appeared for a year or so and went away but left us with some great music. I have not seen Western in ages but they put on some great shows in the 2010’s. OK, let’s keep rocking.

18.) Weapons Factory – The Wards
19.) Gas And Oil – Gas And Oil
20.) Alcohol Injection – Lord Silky
21.) The Path – Savage Hen

It’s been a while since I’ve seen the Hen. I may have to go check them out in a couple of weeks. Silky just put out a new album and play stunning rock shows. Gas was Beano Parker’s side project and the Wards were his main band. OK, let’s keep rocking.

22.) An Obscene Amount Of Debt – Sink or Swim
23.) The Wolves Are Coming – Suburban Samurai
24.) We Need Bigger Knives – As We Were
25.) Welcome To The Hellmouth – Doom Service

Doom have been playing some shows but I have not caught up with them in a while. I’ll have to change that sometime. As used to play some great punk for us but I have not seen them around lately. Samurai were in town a couple of weeks ago. Swim just played out west. OK, let’s keep rocking.

26.) Carnage – Black Rabbit
27.) Jackbooted Thugs (Have All The Best Drugs) – Anders Parker
28.) Song About The Ocean – Dino Bravo VT
29.) Freeway – David Rosane & The Zookeepers

Great song form David and the band who are playing all over Vermont right now, and are recording a new album. Great new classic from Dino. Anders will be in Montpelier on Friday and at ArtsRiot on Saturday. Rabbit always rock. Oh, and I had to play Freeway to set up the next two songs. I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

outro

Songs after
Whiplash – Fish
Dynamite Road – Alice Cooper
Ronnie James Dio Medley – Metallica
Fireball – Alice Cooper
Delirious – The Church Band
Paranormal – Alice Cooper
Make It Work – The New Siberians
Rats – Alice Cooper
I Know Right – The Mountain Says No
Holy Water – Alice Cooper
Elevator – SWALE
New York My Lovely – Joshua Glass Music
regular programming

 

Clever Girls, Looms, and Hammydown at The Monkey House August 5, 2017   Leave a comment

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Hammydown pic by Tim Lewis

I had a great time seeing music last Saturday at The Monkey House. Christopher Larrow came over from New York and we drove to Winooski and met up with Mary Wolcott. We chatted for a bit then it was time for the first band.

Clever Girls opened a little on the quiet side but their songs have a tendency to build into a rock and roll maelstrom and Catch And Release certainly did that. They stayed at full pace for a rocking Loose Tooth then played a new song. It missed the title but it might have been Doomed. They went back to their EP for 45 and We Tried and continued the trend of wrapping gentle music with rock. They closed the night with three songs that are not yet recorded. I recognized Hannah from the last time I saw them and everyone seemed to love the closing song, which might have been Heavy. It was a brilliant show and they are on my list of bands to never miss if I can help it.

 

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Clever Girls pic by Tim Lewis

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Looms pic by Tim Lewis

Up next was a band from New York City called Looms. They began playing some nice breezy pop that moved through unexpected chord progressions which made it a fun challenge to follow along with. The first part of the set was filled with jazzy pop but a few songs in signaled a change. The singer switched from guitar to keys and the sound had a bit of a prog rock feel with the jazzy changes. Towards the end of the 13 song set the guitar came back in force and the last few songs rocked hard and were so much fun. I really enjoyed them and am so glad I got to hear them play.

 

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Looms pic by Tim Lewis

I had seen Abbie Gail (Abbie Morin) before but had not caught up with her new band. Hammydown were a trio with her on guitar and vocals with a bassist and drummer. The songs were hard and fast indie rock. They opened a little slow with Pizzaface but were at full speed by the end. That is the title of the EP they released that night and they played most, if not all of it. I did not recognize most of the songs but loved every moment of all of them Migraine was great and Automatic Sweetheart was lots of fun. They played a song about what you do when waiting for your dreams to come true called Wayside. They ended the set with a song about walking away but a heavy encore demand from the mostly full room kept them on the stage. They closed with a revved up You’re Still the One and that was that. I went in not realizing the set was going to rock that hard and was blissfully happy for every moment.

Chris had left earlier and Mary headed home and I took the happy and exhausted walk home.

 

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Hammydown pic by Tim Lewis

Posted August 10, 2017 by tmusicfan in Rock Shows

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Radio Show 219 Thursday August 3, 2017 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM will run from 9-11pm Thursday August 3. It can be streamed at WBKM.ORG or from the Facebook page link above. It will go as follows.

Song before: Funeral For A Friend/Love Lies Bleeding – Elton John

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Let’s begin tonight with the first song on Swale’s new album There’s No One Here.

1.) I’ll Start By Opening – SWALE
2.) Californ-i-A – Ryan Ober
3.) Sailor – Ethan Azarian Music
4.) Wilderness (?) – Lindsay and Jeff
5.) Poem For Torin/Ethan Is Stoned – Peg Tassey MUSIC

It was great to have Ethan Azarian back in town last Saturday. He brought Lindsay and Jeff and Kendra from Austin and they played Light Club Lamp Shop. Peg got up and played Ethan Is Stoned with Ethan. It was a great moment in Burlington music history. That’s a new song from Ryan who will be at Foam Brewers on Friday. Great stuff from Swale. OK, let’s play the next song on the Action EP.

6.) Give Love – 1881
7.) These Summer Nights – Sarah Blacker & New England Groove Association
8.) Elevate – Breakfast for the Boys
9.) Strings – Binger

After seeing the show at the Lamp shop I went down to The Skinny Pancake Burlington and saw a couple of songs from Breakfast and a full set by Binger. It was a great night. I love the line in the Sarah song about midsummer’s magic chance. Great song from 1881. This next band played yesterday in the rotary in Winooski.

10.) Ankle Breaker – The High Breaks
11.) Break A Leg – David Rosane & The Zookeepers
12.) Migraine – Hammydown
13.) 45 Clever Girls

Clever and Hammy will be at The Monkey House on Saturday. It will be a great show. I saw David and the band at Radio Bean last Sunday and didn’t go get a drink during the song or anything. Great stuff from the Breaks. This next band are at Foam tonight.

14.) Drivin’ All Alone – The Parts
15.) All Down Tonight – Swale
16.) The Process – Pinhead
17.) Mary – Anachronist

Great song from the central Vermont band. Classic song from Pinhead. I’m so happy I can play that Swale song. They’ve been playing it around for a while. The Parts always rock. So, I saw my first sunflower this week so you know what that means.

18.) Sunflower Street – David L Jarvis
19.) Move Through Time – Persian Claws
20.) Old North Ender – James Kochalka
21.) Gettin’ High – Heavy Plains

Plains are no more but they played some great shows and left us with some great music, like that song. Hopefully, Luke Adam will get his new band out soon. Classic song about the old north end of Burlington by James. Great songs from the Claws and Dave. OK, let’s keep rocking.

22.) Alienation – Black Rabbit
23.) Moving Song – Zola Turn
24.) Finally Found The One – When Particles Collide
25.) Righteous – ROUGH FRANCIS

I can’t wait for the new Francis album. Particles are on tour everywhere. Check them out if they come to your town. Old classic from Zola and new classic from Rabbit. OK, let’s keep rocking.

26.) It Won’t Stop – Phantom Suns
27.) Pick Up Your Clothes – The New Siberians
28.) Time To Get Out – Aaron Flinn
29.) Here’s Where You Were – Swale

That’s the last song on Swale’s new album. Great songs from Aaron and the Siberians. Phantom is Ryan Cohen‘s band when he’s not in the studio. I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

outro

Songs after
Innocent Party (live) – Fish
The Great Sun Jester Blue Oyster Cult
Who Are These Gods? – Dam Kat
Be My Hero – October Project
Exit Strategy/Magenta Man – Rue M.
Dying Stars – Slingshot Dakota
Don’t Cough Me Out – Slowdim
Megaphone – Joshua Glass Music
regular programming

Radio Show 218 Thursday July 27, 2017 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 stream at our website and the WBKM Facebook page. It will run from 9-11pm US Eastern time Thursday July 27 and go as follows:

Song before: Accidents Will Happen – Elvis Costello

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Last week had a ton of great shows and this week looks the same. We’re lucky to have so much great music and so many great events happening all the time. Let’s begin tonight with an artist who played live on the show last week.

1.) Dig Him – Andriana Chobot
2.) Child – Clare Byrne: Song and Dance
3.) Mon Ange – Francesca Blanchard
4.) Paris Is For Love – David Rosane & The Zookeepers

I saw David and the band play a lovely version of that song last week at American Flatbread Burlington Hearth. They are playing Sunday night at Radio Bean about 10pm. Hopefully, they will start a couple of minutes late so everyone can watch Game Of Thrones first. I haven’t caught up with Francesca in a while but still love her music. Thanks to Ted Looby for turning me on to Clare’s music. Great song from Andriana. OK, here is the next song on Action.

5.) 8 Long Years – 1881
6.) Skeleton Star – The Cush
7.) My Fear Of Losing You – Milton Busker
8.) Felon – SWALE

That’s another great song from Swale’s new album There’s No One Here. Great song from Milton from his album You Are What You Pretend To Be. That’s a new song from The Cush from the Dreamy Life Records compilation Group Therapy Volume 3 and it’s always exciting to play new music from them! Great song from 1881. This next artist just released an EP called Pizzaface and here is one of the songs.

9.) Automatic Sweetheart – Hammydown
10.) The Feeling Is Strange – Binger
11.) Low Flying Planes – Chin Ho
12.) Shy Spiders – Villanelles

Spiders is already one of the great Vermont songs. Planes is a classic from the ’90’s. Binger have lots of shows coming up including the The Skinny Pancake Burlington on Saturday. They always put on a great show. Great stuff from Abbie Gail and the band. This next band will be at SideBar next Wednesday.

13.) Art Of Vandalay – Sad Turtle
14.) Bullet – REDadmiral
15.) Last Love – Myra Flynn Music
16.) You’ve Got Problems – Kat Wright

Great song form Kat Wright and the band. Myra could be anywhere in the world but comes back to town now and then to enchant us with her lovely music. Nice rocker from Admiral and cool song from Turtle. I have not caught up with this next band for a while and hopefully they will have new music soon.

17.) Little Song – Invisible Homes
18.) Bad Oasis – farm
19.) Sun-Dipped Orphan and The Wizard’s Tea Pot – Elephants of Scotland
20.) That’s When I Reach For My Revolver – Ninja Custodian

Classic rocker from Ninja. Great song from Elephants. I can’t wait for their next album. Stunning song from Farm. Lovely song from Homes. OK, Brendan Devitt from Ninja is in a new band and this song is already a classic.

21.) Black 17 – The New Siberians
22.) Happy Song – Shred Flintstone
23.) Killing Ghosts – Better Things
24.) We’re Closed – Blue Button

Wonderful rocker from Button. Things and Shred are playing over at Friends of Jim’s Basement tonight. Great song from the Siberians. OK, tomorrow this next guy turns 50 so let’s celebrate.

25.) Green Apple Girl – David L Jarvis
26.) Oh Dirty Blondes – Dirty Blondes
27.) All My Life – Wide Wail
28.) Decide – Dave Jarvis Band

Again, happy almost birthday Dave. Classic song from Wail. My heart goes out to Diane Sullivan who just lost her brother but played a great show with the Blondes last week anyway. We love you Diane!

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

29.) Sayonara – Black Rabbit
outro

Songs After:
Vigil In A Wilderness Of Mirrors – Fish
The Vigil – Blue Oyster Cult
The Revenge Of Vera Gemini – The Contrarian
The Great Sun Jester – Blue Öyster Cult
Little French Earthquakes – Phil Yates & The Affiliates
Who Are These Gods? – Dam Kat
Paint It Black – Silver Bridget
Light Years Of Love – Blue Öyster Cult
What’s In California? – Joshua Glass Music
regular programming

 

Radio Show 209 Thursday May 25, 2017 9-11pm Eastern US Time 107.1 FM and WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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gneiss at Robot Dog Studio pic by Jeff Arbor

 

Tonight’s local music radio show will run from 9-11pm US Eastern time Thursday May 25th and can be heard on both sides of the Champlain Valley on 107.1FM or streamed here: WBKM It will go as follows:

Song before: Memories In Future Tense – The Church Band

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. I want to thank Higher Ground for sponsoring our station. Let’s begin with an artist who played a delicate and beautiful show to a pin drop quiet audience at ArtsRiot last Saturday.

1.) True Hue – Ivamae
2.) Let me Be – Peter Burton
3.) Faded Movie Reel – Jeremy Gilchrist – Singer-Songwriter
4.) Agree To Disagree – 1881

That’s the next song from Lights, Camera, Action, the album I’m playing all the way through, song after song, week after week. Great songs from Jeremy Gilchrist and Peter. Both were recorded live at Robot Dog Studio. Last night I brought the band Gneiss into Robot Dog for an interview and some songs. Let’s listen to it now.

5.) Three Feels Right – gneiss
6.) Endless Sunkissed Lover – gneiss
7.) Lovely Day – gneiss
8.) Haze – gneiss

Thanks gneiss for playing such lovely music. Thanks to Ryan Cohen for making us sound great and Jeff Arbor for helping us out. OK there is a new group of people promoting music in our town called Noise Ordinance. They will bring a couple of cool artists to Foam Brewers including this one.

9.) Barstools (live) – Hammydown (Abbie Morin)
10.) The Coast – The High Breaks
11.) Just Another Day – The Nancy Druids
12.) Loose Tooth – Clever Girls

The Girls and Druids songs were recorded at Robot Dog also. The Breaks will be at Nectar’s on Friday to help Josh Panda release his new album. It does not appear to be out yet, so hopefully I will have Josh’s album for next week. Great song from Abbie. Last Saturday Ivamae opened the show at ArtsRiot and this next band recreated Joni Mitchell’s Blue album. Here is one of their songs.

13.) Saturation Brain – Arc Iris
14.) There Are Bigger Men Than Me – Plastique Mammals
15.) They Try To Compose Themselves – serene – Floral Amoral
16.) Oh You! – You’re You! – Ruckzuck

I got to see Ruckzuck play Monday at Nectar’s then later at Radio Bean and I saw them Tuesday at The Monkey House. Mammals opened the Nectar’s show and Amoral finished it. Amoral opened the Monkey House show. Thanks for visiting. See you next time? OK, this next band are back in town on Saturday at ArtsRiot.

17.) Dreaming Too Much – Alpenglow
18.) Sunflower Street – David L Jarvis
19.) The Naked Garden – Peg Tassey MUSIC
20.) Ex-Files – Better Things

Due to a technical glitch the gniess interview and songs played after Ex-Files but the show played in order on 107.1FM – TL

Better are playing a show on Sunday at Jim’s Basement. With all the new music I’m playing tonight I thought I should throw in a couple of Burlington classics. Peg and Dave well qualify. Great songs. Hmmm, I love Alpenglow. OK, this next guy is playing his last show tomorrow at ArtsRiot.

21.) Old North Ender – James Kochalka
22.) The Road – Anders Parker
23.) Silver And Gold – Waylon Speed!
24.) Coming Up – Ruckzuck
25.) Future Shock – Ruckzuck

I thought I should play three of their songs since I saw them three times this week. Classic rocker from Waylon. Anders is just amazing. Thanks for all the music James! Reunion tour 2018??? OK, let’s play a few more.

26.) So They Say – The New Siberians
27.) Every Last One Of Us – SWALE
28.) Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad? – Bob Wagner and the Book ‘Em Blues Band

Three great songs from three great bands. I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we? Farewell.

29.) Sayonara – Black Rabbit
outro

Songs after:
Raingods Dancing – Fish
Wake Up Call (Make It Happen) – Fish
Planet Caravan – Black Sabbath
Empire Of The Clouds – Iron Maiden
Heart Of The Sunrise – Yes
Higher And Higher – The Moody Blues
From Now On – Supertramp
River – Joni Mitchell
Love And Affection – Joan Armatrading
Not I – Andriana Chobot
In The Blue Light – jane siberry
Brothers In Arms – Dire Straits
Megaphone – Joshua Glass Music