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Radio Show 148 Thursday March 3, 2016 9-11pm Eastern US Time WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

WBKM photo by Tim Lewis Dec 17 2015

WBKM photo by Tim Lewis Dec 17 2015

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I just got back from my local music radio show on internet only Wbkm,org. I played an homage to Dark Side Of The Mountain’s homage to Pink Floyd, and some songs about Bernie Sanders.

Songs before:The Bomb – The Mountain Says No (not chosen by me, it just came up in the queue before the songs I picked.)
Help Wanted – Wide Wail
Song In Space – The Church
Sparks – The Color Exchange
Clash City Rockers – The Clash

recording begins
Song before: Judy Is A Punk – The Ramones

promo

intro

From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Former Mayor of Burlington, Bernie Sanders, did pretty well by winning four states on Super Tuesday. It’s so inspiring to see him doing so well in his run for the US Presidency. He is that rare politician who lays our specific plans to make life easier for Americans, so it’s inspiring to hear him speak, but is really inspiring because of his record of accomplishment. He has inspired a lot of citizens and artists and musicians. Here is some music inspired by Bernie Sanders.

1.) I Saw Bernie Sanders At Al’s French Fries – Patrick Heltz
2.) This Land Is Your Land – VT Artists
3.) Feel The Bern – Violint Wednesday
4.) Bernie Is A Punk – Bern Unit

Nice reworking of the Ramones Judy Is A Punk by the California band. Violint is a woman named Emma Sky who used to live in town. I love the references to knowing Bernie personally and the humable Feel The Bern chorus. Lovely song from Kat Wright, Bob Wagner, and the rest of the crew. It was great seeing lots of those musicians on stage with Bernie in Essex on Tuesday night. Great song from Patrick about seeing Bernie about town. Bernie and Al’s are two Burlington classics. Last week I finished the last song from the Black Rabbit album Red Flannel Hash. It’s time to start a new album to play song after song, week after week, until it’s done. Of course, it will be the album that Bernie Sanders recorded back in the 80’s with 30 Vermont musicians.

5.) Oh, Freedom – Bernie Sanders and 30 VT Musicians
6.) It’s Just A Ride – Bill Hicks
7.) Freeway – David Rosane and the Zookeepers
8.) If I Knew – Binger

I love the vitality of the lyric in the Binger song. The whole set was about people getting along and working together to make a great world. Freeway has that feel, and is a good rocking song. Bill was a preacher on par with none, and one of the funniest people who ever walked the planet. Yea Bernie. So, something cool happened this week. Alpenglow released their first full length album.

9.) Been So Long – Alpenglow
10.) Northern Skies – The Lindbergh Baby
11.) The Blackout – The Static Age
12.) Stop – REDadmiral

Great fun rocker from Admiral. I love the sound and flow of the Static song. I used to work with Scott Broderick and love that song from his band. Hmmm, Alpenglow. So, I saw a cool show last week at the Rusty Nail in Stowe. They ran a school bus from Nectar’s to the show, so I took the ride and saw Dark Side of the Mountain play a stunning Pink Floyd tribute show. This was the encore.

13.) Echoes->Comfortably Numb->Echoes

Because, if you are going to play a 23 minute song for your encore, why not throw in another 7 minute one in the drifty section in the middle. Stunning show. This next artist has been playing her well crafted songs all around.

14.) Wanderer – Francesca Blanchard
15.) Poem For Torin/Ethan Is Stoned – Peg Tassey
16.) No Countries – And The Kids
17.) Popular Crowd – Swale

Great rocker from the great band. Kids have been playing a ton of shows all over lately. Go see them if you ever get a chance. That is such an epic song from Peg. Sadly, she just lost her mom. My heart goes out to you Peg! This next band played Metal Mondays last year and blew me away. They came back this Monday and played another great show.

18.) Crystal King – Holy Grail
19.) A Different Machine (live) – Elephants Of Scotland

Killer song from the local prog band who occasionally plays Metal Mondays too. Grail rocked last Monday! I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we? Good bye. See Ya. Ciao.

20.) Sayonara – Black Rabbit
outro

promo

Song After: State Of Mind – Fish

recording ends
Speed Of Light – Iron Maiden
Running With The Devil – Van Halen
Julianne Wait – Lowell Thompson
Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad? – Bob Wagner and the Book ‘Em Blues Bad
Home By The Sea – Genesis
Swing The Gavel – Elephants Of Scotland
Hello Earth->The Morning Fog – Kate Bush
The Lamia – Steve Hackett and Steven Rothery
In The Blue Light – Jane Siberry
Blue Light Shines – Gabrielle Douglas and the Dwellers
Blue Light – David Gilmour
Tantalized – The Church
Garden Party/Market Square Heroes – Marillion
Empire Of The Clouds – Iron Maiden
My Hero The Enemy – Gregory Douglass
Presence – Satori Bob
Glastonbury Song – The Waterboys
By My Side – Kat Wright and the Indomitable Soul Band
New York My Lovely – Josh Glass
regular programming

 

As always, I want to thank everyone who made tonight’s show possible. Thanks to: The Mountain Says No, Andrew Frappier, Jedd Kettler, Ben Maddox, Amanda Gustafson, The Church Band, The Color Exchange, Justin Ellis, Bob Wagner, Kat Wright, Dwight & Nicole, Marie Claire Johnson, BERN UNIT, Bernie Sanders, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, AMERICAN The Bill Hicks Story, David Rosane & The Zookeepers, Binger, Dalton Muzzy, Shakir Stephen, Braden Winslow, Alpenglow, The Lindbergh Baby, Scott Broderick, Bobby Hackney Jr., REDadmiral, John Billingsley, Gordon Glover, Dark Side of the Mountain, Matthew Bryan Hagen, Francesca Blanchard, Peg Tassey MUSIC, And The Kids, SWALE, Eric Olsen, Tyler Bolles, Jeremy Frederick, Holy Grail (Official Page), Elephants of Scotland, Adam Rabin, John M Whyte, Dan MacDonald, Ornan McLean, Black Rabbit, Jane Boxall Percussion, Darlene Scarano, Marc Scarano, Fish, Iron Maiden, Kate Bush, Steve Hackett, jane siberry, Gabrielle Douglas, David Gilmour, Marillion, Satori Bob, John Baumann, Kat Wright & The Indomitable Soul Band, Joshua Glass Music, and everyone else!!!!

 

Radio Show 147 Thursday February 25, 2016 9-11pm Eastern US Time WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

WBKM photo by Tim Lewis Dec 17 2015

WBKM photo by Tim Lewis Dec 17 2015

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I just got back from my local music radio show on internet only WBKM.ORG. I played a few new songs, a few classics, a few that were mellow and a few that were metal.

Songs before:

Parisian Walkways – Greg Lake and Gary Moore
This Is The Sound – Folksongs For The Afterlife
New Americana – Halsey
Vitamin Dee – Persian Claws

recording begins

Song Before: Escape Is At Hand For The Traveling Band – The Tragically Hip

Promo

Intro

From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Binger have been playing some great shows lately, both in Burlington and all around. They have a brand new song that features Stephanie Heaghney on vocals, and the usual spiritually alive lyrics. Let’s take a listen.

1.) If I knew – Binger
2.) We Shall Overcome – Bernie Sanders
3.) Freeway – David Rosane and the Zookeepers
4.) This Land Is Your Land – VT Artists

I just love the version of the classic that Kat Wright, Bob Wagner, and lots of others put together to honor Bernie Sanders and to stand behind him. Freeway has a revolutionary spirit, in a Bernie kind of way. I caught David last night at Radio Bean and enjoyed the two songs I heard. He is playing a Bernie benefit in West Newbury on Saturday. Classic from the album Bernie recorded back in the ’80’s. We get to vote for him on Tuesday here in Vermont. Last night, I went out to Higher Ground to see the Wee Folkestra. I don’t have any of their music, but many members of the band played on this album.

5.) A Quiet Pun – Joe Adler
6.) Foxy – Abbie Morin
7.) What’s In California? – Josh Glass
8.) Gold In California – The Red Telephone

I love that new Telephone song. Sean, from the band, played a great show last night at Radio Bean with his new band The Nancy Druids. I caught Josh Glass at the Marriott last Saturday and really enjoyed the show. He did a great version of that song. I caught the first set by Abbie Gail at Nectar’s last Saturday after Josh and loved it. OK, let’s play the last song from Red Flannel Hash.

9.) Where Do We Go? – Black Rabbit
10.) Affection – Guppyboy
11.) My New Mixtape – Eef
12.) Knucklehead – Screaming Broccoli

Classic from Borccoli. Such a fun song. Great new song from Eef. Guppy were a big influence on the Burlington scene in the ’90’s. Great song and album from Rabbit. I saw this band a while ago at Metal Monday and they are coming back to play Nectar’s this Monday. This is dedicated to my brother Ken who is going to the show with me.

13.) Descent Into The Maelstrom – Holy Grail
14.) No Way – Phantom Suns
15.) We Need Bigger Knives – As We Were
16.) Finder – Rocketsled

Great cover of the Madelines song from Rocket. I haven’t seen As We Were for a while but always enjoy them when I do. Killer song from Phantom who have been playing a ton of shows lately. What a rocker from Grail. That should be fun on Monday. This next band come to town every year or so. They are coming back in May with a new album. Here is one of the new songs.

17.) Paycheck – Slingshot Dakota
18.) I Need A Raise – Cave Bees
19.) Morning Again – Doll Fight
20.) Yardsale – Lendway

I miss Lendway. Great rocker from Doll Fight. Don’t we all Cave Bees, don’t we all? Killer new song from Dakota. Is it May yet? Last week I played a song from the new Gregory Douglass album. I dug into it a bit more this week and really liked this one.

21.) The Great Wide – Gregory Douglass
22.) Never Cry – David Rosane and the Zookeepers
23.) Endless War – Jeremy Gilchrist
24.) This Machine – Invisible Homes

Never is another cool song from David. The lyrics suggested the Homes song, and Homes are playing The Monkey House tomorrow. Never also suggested the Jeremy Gilchrist song so I though it would be cool to line those up like that. OK, time for a couple more. Here is another new live song from When Particles Collide.

25.) Storm Cloud – When Particles Collide
26.) That’s When I Reach For My Revolver – Ninja Custodian

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

Outro

Promo

Song after: Poet’s Moon – Fish

recording ends

Delirious – The Church
Every 10 Seconds Before – Active Heed
Green Doors – Lowell Thompson
Winged Victory – Brave The Vertigo
Barstool Blues – Seth Yacovone
Wild Is The Wind – David Bowie
Basalt Anchor – Vedora
King Grifter – The Mountain Says No
Heart Of Lothian – Marillion
Tantalized (live) – The Church
Empire Of The Clouds – Iron Maiden
Starship Trooper – Yes
Natural Science – Rush
Isn’t It A Pity – George Harrison
Love Is Everything – Jane Siberry
All The Love – Kate Bush
If You Get Lost – Swale
Take Me As I Am – October Project
By My Side – Kat Wright and the Indomitable Soul Band
New York My Lovely – Josh Glass
regular programming

As always, I want to thank everyone who made tonight’s show possible. Thanks to: Persian Claws, La Dee, Jeremy Frederick, The Tragically Hip, Binger, Shakir Stephen, Dalton Muzzy, Braden Winslow, Bernie Sanders, David Rosane & The Zookeepers, Kat Wright, Bob Wagner, Dwight & Nicole, Marie Claire Johnson, Joe Adler, Abbie Morin, Abbie Gail, Joshua Glass Music, The Red Telephone, Matt Hutton, Ann Mindell, Black Rabbit, Marc Scarano, Darlene Scarano, Jane Boxall Percussion, Eef, Jedd Kettler, Holy Grail (Official Page), Phantom Suns, Ryan Cohen, As We Were, Casey Merlin Rae, Slingshot Dakota, Carly Comando,Tom Patterson, Cave Bees, Steve Tremblay, Rebekah Whitehurst, Creston Lea, Doll Fight, Kelly Cardigan, Lendway, Michael Clifford, Matthew Bryan Hagen, Kevin Lynam, Todd Gevry, Jeremy Gilchrist – Singer-Songwriter, Invisible Homes, Sean Witters, When Particles Collide, Chris Viner, Sasha Alcott, Ninja Custodian, Brendan Devitt, Doug McAllister, Ted Pappadopoulos, Fish, The Church Band, Active Heed, Umberto Pagnini, Seth Yacovone Band, Vedora, Caroline Marie, The Mountain Says No, Ben Maddox, Andrew Frappier, Marillion, Iron Maiden, Yes (official), RUSH, jane siberry, Kate Bush, SWALE, Amanda Gustafson, Eric Olsen, Tyler Bolles, Kat Wright & The Indomitable Soul Band, and everyone else!!!

 

The new Binger song is here:

 

https://binger1.bandcamp.com/track/if-i-knew-ft-stephanie-heaghney

 

 

Holy Grail, Razormaze, Amadis, Distrot at Nectar’s for Metal Monday July 8, 2013   Leave a comment

I grew up as a heavy metal fan, but over the years, metal has grown rougher and my tastes in music have widened.  I still like music loud and fast, but some of the grungy death metal, is a bit much for me.  I’m not quite sure what clued me in to this show, but I’m glad I noticed and went.   I had wanted to see Amadis again, but also saw Holy Grail listed as playing Montreal.  I hung out with Nathan a day or two before the show, and we watched a couple of videos from HG and they looked like old Priest or Maiden.

Monday was a long work day.  I almost blew it off, but Nathan called and said let’s go.  We did.  Distrot were playing when we walked in.  I’m not a fan of the cookie monster vocal, and they were using it to full effect.  Both guys who were singing (guitar and bass), and the woman singer were growling it out.  It’s a bit too bad, ‘cause otherwise, I absolutely loved the band.  They had a smooth, deeply heavy, richly textured sound.  The music was blisteringly fast, went through lots of great changes, and they were completely spot on.  I hung out by the bar, since people were dancing aggressively, but security had things well in hand and people could dance hard without bothering anyone.  Their set was short and wonderful.  If only they just sang the songs, instead of growling them.

Next up was the heavy metal band Amadis.  They are a bit over the top, but quite fun.  They were dressed to the metal 9’s with denim, leather, spiked armbands and a flying V guitar.  The bald singer seemed to be doing his best Rob Halford, and the whole set had a Judas Priest vibe.  Their usual bass player was out for the night, and they guy filling in did a great job.  He was noticeably dressed more like a Burlington musician, than a member of Amadis, but sonically, he was locked in.  Their set seemed a bit short, maybe because the fill in guy only had time to learn a few songs, or maybe it was because there were four bands on the bill.  Either way, it was a pretty good time.

After that bit of metal fantasy, things got back to real, straight up metal when Razormaze took the stage.  With a grungy bass, blistering guitars, and screamed vocals, they rocked the place to its core.  There was lots of great soloing, and the riffs were tons of fun to ride.  The set was a relentless attack, with every song a furious slice of joy.  I think they are from the Boston area, so hopefully they will come back again soon.

It has been a great night so far, but things only got better when Holy Grail hit the stage.  The twin guitars, bass, drums and singer band, reminded me of Paul Di’Anno era Iron Maiden, without even remotely sounding like a rip off.  Seeing the dark haired singer leading the band through the magnificently stunning set was pure joy.  The only song I remember them playing was Ride the Void, but really, every note of the show was exhilarating ride, to try and keep up with them.  The harmony guitars blended beauty and power.  The rhythm section pounded out the songs, and the singer’s voice was rich and strong.  They had the audience enrapt from first note to last.  Their set seemed too short, but it might have lasted forever.  Time did not matter at all when they played. 

After they wrapped up, it was time to settle up and head home.  I’m so glad I took a chance, paid $5 and saw four bands that I really liked.