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Radio Show 201 Thursday March 30, 2017 9-11pm Eastern US Time 107.1 FM and WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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The Nancy Druids at Robot Dog Studio pic by Tim Lewis

 

Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM 107.1FM will run from 9-11pm US Eastern Time and will go as follows.

Song before: Morrigan – Children in Paradise

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. I’ve got lots of great new music to play tonight but let’s begin with one of Vermont’s absolute treasures.

1.) Scattered Birds – Aaron Flinn
2.) Faded Movie Reel – Jeremy Gilchrist – Singer-Songwriter
3.) Wooden Heart – SWALE
4.) All Love – Kat Wright

That’s the next song from Kat’s album By My Side that I’m playing all the way through, song after song, week after week. That’s a brand new song from Swale from their upcoming album There’s No One Here. Wow, what a beautiful song, and what about those horns? The Jeremy song was from the interview and recording we did a few weeks back at Robot Dog Studio. Great song by Aaron, who is a great guy, a great singer, a great songwriter and a fantastic guitar player. We are so lucky to have such a wonderful person in our community. Speaking of wonderful people in our community, this next band have been playing around for a while but don’t have anything recorded. We met up last night with Ryan Cohen at Robot Dog Studio and recorded this interview and they played these four songs.

5.) Sky – The Nancy Druids
6.) Just Another Day – The Nancy Druids
7.) By Design – The Nancy Druids
8.) The Space Between – The Nancy Druids

I love the songs and the over the top guitar playing and can’t thank Ryan and the Druids enough for playing that. Also, I brought my brother Ken along and he had a great time watching it all happen. OK, let’s play some more rock and roll.

9.) East Jabib – REDadmiral
10.) Ain’t No Sunshine – Kiki’s Lost Nation
11.) Cascade – Andriana Chobot
12.) Loose Tooth – Clever Girls

Great new song from Clever. I love the huge sound of cascade. Kiki come out now and then to rock us hard, and it was cool to see Andriana play that song the other night. Great political rocker from Admiral. OK, let’s keep rocking.

13.) Give Love – 1881
14.) My Fear Of Losing You – Milton Busker
15.) Sorrow Of The Space Inside – Secret Heliotropes
16.) Every Last One Of Us – Swale

That song is so quiet and so loud and so gentle and so powerful and always blows me away when then play it live. I’m so happy I finally get to play it for you. That’s another cool song from Heliotropes album A Well Lit Room. Great song from Milton and same for 1881. OK, let’s keep rocking.

17.) Journals – Senders
18.) This Ain’t The Summer Of Love – The Contrarian
19.) Blind Pigs – ROUGH FRANCIS
20.) Burn – Dirty Blondes

I was listening to Pigs the other day and the imagery of burn and summer of love made me want to play those three together. Great song from Senders. OK, It’s my job to play local music but I just have to cheat now and then. There’s this french prog rock band called Children In Paradise who have been captivating me lately. The singer is about to release her solo album and is starting a crowdfunding campaign on April 1st. Since I play her music before and after my show all the time I thought I’d toss in one of her new songs.

21.) Who Are These Gods? – Dam Kat
22.) Be Like Ryan – The Mountain Says No
23.) Counting On A Ghost – Elephants of Scotland
24.) Freeway – David Rosane & The Zookeepers

David sometimes lives in Vermont and sometimes lives in France so I thought that would be a fun way to bookend that set. Great song from Elephants. It sounds like they have new cool music coming for us soon. If you are near Jeffersonfille on Saturday, go check out Mountain!! Also, feel free to be like Ryan. Great song from Kat. Bonne Chance. OK let’s keep rocking.

25.) Jackbooted Thugs (Get All The Best Drugs) – Anders Parker
26.) Vicarious – Alice Austin
27.) Teenage Mother Earth – The Red Telephone
28.) Time To Get Out – Aaron Flinn

Another great song from Aaron. Sean Toohey sings and plays guitar for The Nancy Druids and played in Telephone and played with Alice on that song. He and Ann Mindell used to play in Envy. Great song from Anders. I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

29.) Sayonara – Black Rabbit
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3-D – Fish
Alone – Children In Paradise
The Revenge Of Vera Gemini – The Contrarian
Flood Of Sunshine – The Posies
The Funny Bird – Mercury Rev
Wake The Raven – Kimberly White Project
Bomb – Envy
King Of The Mountain (live) – Kate Bush
Alone In The Night – Andriana Chobot
Symmetry – jane siberry
Dying Stars – Slingshot Dakota
The Stars (Are Out Tonight) – David Bowie
When You Were Mine – The Church Band
What’s In California? – Joshua Glass Music
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Radio Show 126 Thursday September 10, 2015 9-11pm Eastern US Time WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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I just got back from doing my local music radio show on internet only WBKM.org. I highlighted some of the great music in town last week, some of the great music coming up this week, some music to say goodbye and some music to say thank you.

Song before the recording: Weeping Willow – Persian Claws

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Songs before: Cloudbusting – Kate Bush (right, Pamela Clifton?)
The Inevitability Of Death – The Tragically Hip
After Everything – The Church Band

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. It’s a beautiful night in the Queen city and there is a ton of stuff happening this weekend. Grace Potter is filling the waterfront with killer local and national bands Saturday and Sunday. It’s Pride week. The Art Hop is happening in the South End. Before I get to all the great stuff coming up, I want to mention a show I caught last week. Rue Mevlana put on a truly stunning spectacle of stage and music. They wove casual and classic stories with a hypnotic light and image show. Here is a hint of what the music was like.

1.) Hermaphroditus – Rue Mevlana
2.) Empty Frequency – Rue Mevlana
3.) Magenta Man – Rue Mevlana

That show was beyond words, which is unusual for me. OK, Grace is bringing a few national bands this weekend, but here are some wonderful local bands who will be there too.

4.) I Forgot – Maryse Smith
5.) Give Me All Your Love – Madaila
6.) Running Away From Home – The Snaz
7.) Womb With A View – Heavy Plains

Four really cool songs from four really cool bands who are all going to play great shows this weekend on the waterfront. Tomorrow at the Art Hop these bands are playing at Arts Riot and nearby.

8.) Coming Down Again – Waylon Speed
9.) See You At Eight – Villanelles
10.) Staring Out The Window – ROUGH FRANCIS
11.) Let’s Go Crazy – Prince

I saw Prince once (thanks Kevin Joseph Ryan) and he was amazing, Unfortunately, Prince is not actually playing the Art Hop. However, a bunch of local musicians, with Craig Mitchell singing, will play a show called Operation Prince. It should be a wild time. The other three are playing at Arts Riot and that will be a great time as well. A little farther down Pine st, these next three bands are playing at Zero Gravity Brewery. The singer for the first band was also part of the Rue show.

12.) Toejam – The Toes
13.) We’re Closed – Blue Button
14.) Alienation – Black Rabbit

Black Rabbit have a new drummer and are ready to rock us hard. BB rock hard too. The Toes are so delightfully quirky, and rock hard too. I’ve seen this next band several times in town and am always blown away. They are a killer rock band and two of the nicest people you could ever hope to meet. I’m so psyched for their show next Wednesday at The Monkey House.

15.) Intro – Slingshot Dakota
16.) May Day – Slingshot Dakota
17.) Wave – Slingshot Dakota
18.) Grudge – Slingshot Dakota

I just saw that song on bandcamp and really liked it. Wave is a killer song from the first album. The first two are from the second. I can’t wait to see you Carly Comando and Tom Patterson!! OK, it’s time to play the last song on the stunning album JV. I guess I have to start a new album next week.

19.) Statistik – The Mountain Says No
20.) I Don’t Know How To Love Him – Jesus Christ Superstar
21.) Superstar – Jesus Christ Superstar

The Mountain Says No are playing the Art Hop on Saturday, so if you like that song, Go Check Them Out! I played the two songs from Jesus Christ Superstar in honor of my father, who died suddenly on Tuesday. That was, maybe, the only music that we both really loved. It’s hard knowing that he will never be there again, while wondering where, if anywhere, he is now. It’s been a long few days, but there have been so many wonderful people sending good thoughts that I can feel the love being sent to me and my mom and brother. I want to just play some of the music that has inspired me and made me feel love. Do not be offended if your music was not played, I’m just grasping for any lifelines that I think of. I don’t have enough time in the show to grasp even a third. I love you all for how you have helped and know we will all be there for anyone going through such a tough time. I want to start with a song from a man who’s love even radiates through social media posts. Last week I saw Joe Adler, who recently lost his father, talk about seeing a bird every time someone has died, and feeling like their soul might be in the bird. I don’t have the song Little Bird to play, so let’s start with the above mentioned, love radiating, Aaron Flinn.

22.) Scattered Birds – Aaron Flinn
23.) Dreams Elope – Joe Adler
24.) Ain’t No Sunshine When She’s Gone – Kiki’s Lost Nation
25.) New Appreciation For Sunshine – The Cush

I want to thank you indeed. Thanks for all the kind words, all of you. Life is full of joy and pain and dad always wanted to help the downtrodden. I think this song is highly appropriate.

26.) Joyless – Swale
27.) Ornan’s Song – Dirty Blondes
28.) Little French Earthquakes – Phil Yates & The Affiliates
29.) Today Is Tomorrow – The Red Telephone

I always got such a timeless feeling from that song. Thanks Matt Hutton. Thanks Phil Yates, and OMG thank you Raph Worrick. Thanks Rebecca Rogers, Diane Sullivan, and make sure you send lots of love to Ornan McLean and his family, because they need it too! Amanda Gustafson, Eric Olsen, you’ve been fantastic. OK, here is another song that I’ve just always loved and really want to play.

30.) Once Upon – Vedora
31.) Sequoia 2 – Binger

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

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I always play a Fish song after my show, because I love his music and his ideas and his fantastic way of expressing them through his very intense lyrics. This week I just got an album I’ve been waiting for and just love this song. I don’t have to be up early so I can hang out a bit later tonight, so let’s go.

Song after: Empire Of The Clouds – Iron Maiden
The Great Unraveling – Fish

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The Show Must Go On – Queen
Why Does Love Got To Be So Bad – Bob Wagner and the Book ‘Em Blues Band
Child In Time – Deep Purple
Margaret – Marillion
Parisian Walkways – Greg Lake with Gary Moore
The Next Instead – Swale
TFAY – Elephants of Scotland
Another Murder Of A Day – Fish and Tony Banks
Murder – David Gilmour
Flood Of Sunshine – The Posies
Catch The Rainbow – Rainbow
Bad Oasis – farm
On And On – Michael Schenker Group / Temple Of Rock
The Bomb – The Mountain Says No
What’s In California? – Joshua Glass Music
Dear God – Kat Wright & The Indomitable Soul Band
regular programming

 

Radio Show 92 Thursday January 1, 2015 9-11pm Eastern US Time WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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I just got back from doing my local music radio show on internet only Wbkm Dot Org. I looked back and looked ahead

Song before: Delirious – The Church Band

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds of Burlington. Over the Christmas holiday I’ve been thinking a lot about the peace on earth good will towards people idea. We’ve made many strides but are still a long way off. This first song is a nice image of where we could end up if we work hard to wage peace.

1.) Happy Xmas (War is Over) – Joshua Glass Music
2.) Presence – Satori Bob
3.) Happy New Year – Ninja Custodian
4.) Basalt Anchor – Vedora

Love the sultry feel to the voice and music in that song, and the guitar playing is beautiful too! Can’t wait to see them more in this coming year with Jane Boxall Percussion on drums. Happy New Year has a nice sentiment on the surface but is about a terrible chemical spill in Bhopal. If humankind works together maybe we can stop having tragedies like that. Presence is a song about lighting up your inner poet and stepping away from materialism. I hope you enjoyed the holiday season. Does anyone know if The Mountain Says No ever got their Christmas sled?

5.) Christmas Sled – The Mountain Says No
6.) Cowgirl In The Sand – The Seth Yacovone Band

Killer version of the Neil Young song performed live at Nectar’s as part of the WBKM birthday party last November. Mountain are playing Saturday at The Monkey House with Black Rabbit and Dino Bravo VT. OK, let’s go on to the next song on Many Things and Many Scenes.

7.) Shoreline In Jersey – Joe Adler
8.) Old Souls Of Chatham County – Jeremy Gilchrist
9.) The Globe – Landlady

I still vividly remember the Landlady show at Signal Kitchen earlier this year. Someone can bring them back anytime!! Great new song from Jeremy. He was one of the many performers who played at First Night Burlington this year. It was great to see Joe play some new songs last Tuesday at Radio Bean. One of the ways I learn about music is to read the column by Seven Days music writer Dan Bolles then show up and see if I like the band. He is doing a list of the top local music singles of 2014. Here are a few of his picks.

10.) Unveiled – Pours
11.) Give Me All Your Love – Madaila
12/) Until It All Ends – Waylon Speed

Yup, he was right. Those are all pretty cool songs. This next song is on the list too, and this band played a killer show Tuesday at Nectar’s.

13.) Popular Crowd – Swale
14.) Searching To Destroy – Kiki’s Lost Nation
15.) Weapons Factory – The Wards

The Wards are down to a three-piece but played a smoking show at Radio Bean last Sunday. Lost Nation opened but Aurora sang instead of Kiki. Either way, they opened with a killer version of Searching. Here’s some music I got this morning. It’s Luke Awtry from Vetica‘s new band.

16.) Womb With A View – Heavy Plains
17.) Things Change – Black Rabbit
18.) A Different Machine (live) – Elephants of Scotland

Elephants have released the show they played in Gettysburg at Rosfest, a progressive rock festival. They are also playing Montreal in April at one of the Marillion weekend side events. I am so there! Can’t wait to see Rabbit in a couple of days. This next guy has been waging peace since his days as Mayor of Burlington. He made this album back in 1987 and is still standing up for the same things.

19.) We Shall Overcome – Bernie Sanders and 30 Vermont Artists
20.) Buttonz – Binger

Binger seem to be working towards the peace on earth idea and I thought their words would stand favorably with Bernie’s. I think they are playing Red Square tomorrow. OK, I’m almost out of time so let’s head back to Gettysburg for one more song.

21.) Endless (Pt 2) – Elephants Of Scotland.

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
TFAY (live) – Elephants Of Scotland

 

 

Kiki’s Lost Nation and The Wards at Radio Bean December 28, 2014   Leave a comment

I finally broke my loosing streak with a good Wardsing at Radio Bean. T Curley may be retired in Florida, and Beano is retired to the great punk gig in the sky (I wonder if Dee Dee let s him sit in with the Ramones now and then, that would be heaven), but what remains rocks nicely! Ricky did double duty driving The Wards and openers Kiki’s Lost Nation, though Aurora was singing instead of Kiki. The openers had Sean Cartney on bass and Christopher Dorian Alley on guitar and played killer versions of Searching To Destroy, Aint No Sunshine When She’s Gone, among others. The Three-piece Wards rocked hard and fast and kept not leaving when they said their set was done. Killer show. Thanks guys!!

 

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Radio Show 14 Thursday May 30, 2013 9-10pm Eastern US Time WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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I just got home from radio show number 14 on WBKM.ORG. It was a warm sweaty night, with lots of motorcycles driving by when I was talking. Gotta love Burlington in the (almost) summer.

Song before: Going for the One – Yes

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the sounds of Burlington. Depending on where you are in the world, this song is almost appropriate, or spot on. This is the last day of May, on WBKM, Burlington’s kind of music:

1.) Last Day of May – The Red Telephone
2.) None of That – The Pants
3.) Heart Shaped Melody – The Cush

Talked about the gorgeousness of the Cush song and the responsibility of the lyric. Talked about how everybody loves the Pants, though I’m slow to come on board. That was a good song. Love the Telephone. Said Happy Birthday to Christopher Dorian Alley and talked about how Kiki’s Lost Nation can rock hard.

4.) When the Moon is Bright – Kiki’s Lost Nation
5.) Northern Skies – The Lindbergh Baby
6.) Capitol of Norway – Making Marks (My Little Pony)
7.) Your Song’s Too Long – Ray Fork

Talked about the quirkiness of the Ray Fork song, and how many great Burlington musicians play on the song. Talked about seeing Making Marks, and how their name was My Little Pony, and maybe still is, and how they were delightfully self-conscious about not wanting to play any section of a song to long, and bore people. Talked about the capitol of Norway being Oslo, but there being too many songs named Oslo. Talked about meeting a guy at work, who plays Europe and assorted folk festivals in the Lindbergh Baby, and how Northern Skies reminded me of Norway. Talked about chatting with Dan MacDonald about bands frustration in finding places to play, and that was true for Kiki too. Speaking of Elephants of Scotland, I went to the Intervale and planted seeds today.

8.) The Seed – Elephants of Scotland
9.) Monkey VS Demon – Farm
10.) Stronger = Belizbeha

It’s Jazzfest week, and everywhere in Burlington will have some Jazz for the next week or so. Belizbeha used to play some fun Acid Jazz in town. Hmmm, Farm. If you like the music and want to see VT from the lakes underwater, check out

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Hmmm Elephants. Anytime they play, I want to be there! Last Week I played a slow Waylon song, with nice vocals. Here they are without vocals, but ripping it up. This is from the Hand Grenade disc of Horseshoes and Hand Grenades.

11.) Shadows on the Sage – Waylon Speed
12.) Powder – The New Siberians
13.) Round Sum – The Cave Bees

Yea, Steve Tremblay and Rebekah Whitehurst are back from Texas, so the Bees should be around some. The New Siberians are working on a new album. Here’s a song from the last one. Wow, the lyric echos Heart Shaped Melody a bit. Waylon Speed, rocking out.

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: Fully Completely – The Tragically Hip

Vedora and Kiki’s Lost Nation at Manhattan Pizza December 1, 2012 plus one song from Dino Bravo at Radio Bean   Leave a comment

I went out to Manhattan Pizza tonight to see Vedora. They rocked it hard tonight! Kiki’s Lost Nation were really fun too. Nice groove, solid rock, hot singer and a subtle furiousity. Except for the drummer, there was nothing subtle about him. He was playing Madison Square Garden and didn’t seem to care that we thought we were in a pizza joint. I like them a lot and need to check them out again.

The set change was fairly quick, and Vedora unleashed the slow building one. Hmmm. A couple of drop outs on the guitar slowed down a couple of songs, but they kept at it, and song after song was enchanting. Promises kept the listener swooning. Basalt Anchor was especially intense tonight. Almost furious at times. In the Pines rocked to perfection and the lay down into Chain was masterful. They switched it up with Matthew Hastings on bass and Caroline O’Connor on guitar for a killer Solution. They kicked the night with the, at least, second new song of the night. It completely roared. I though I’d be all smart and remember the name, but soon after they finished, I was out the door. At the top of Church, I took a right and went by Radio Bean. I heard a song ending and looked in the Window. Dino Bravo did not look like they were done, so I walked in. They said they had one more song, and played a song about the Ocean. I love that one. It rocks so hard, and flows so well. After that I walked home and should be sleeping instead of typing. Soon will be the sleep and dreams of sweet rock and roll.