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Radio Show 208 Thursday May 18, 2017 9-11pm Eastern US Time 107.1 FM and WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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Tonight’s local music radio show will air on 107.1FM, can be streamed at WBKM and will run from 9-11pm US Eastern time Thursday May 18th. It will go as follows:

Song before: Oliver’s Army – Elvis Costello


From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. I’ve got a bunch of new music to play for you tonight so let’s dive in.

1.) Via Champlain – Some Hollow
2.) High Flying Bird – Anders Parker
3.) Dance Of The World – Satori Bob
4.) Science Fiction – Hana Zara

Great classic from Hana who enraptures crowds with that song. That’s a brand new song from Satori. Their singer, John Baumann used to play around Burlington all the time so many years ago. Great new song from Anders. Hollow just put out the Green EP and it’s really good. OK, here is the next song from Lights Camera Action.

5.) Sometime Next Week – 1881
6.) It’ll Be OK – Let’s Whisper
7.) Children Of The Stars – Madaila
8.) Great Escape – Jeremy Gilchrist – Singer-Songwriter

Jeremy just played a cool show at Light Club Lamp Shop from 7:15-8. It’s such a pleasure to hear him. Great songs from Madaila and Whisper. 1881 are so much fun. OK, let’s get a bit moody and spacey.

9.) Rainy Alley – Totally Submerged
10.) Jungle Rot – The Edd
11.) Alan’s Garden – Ruckzuck
12.) Survey Says – Senders

Senders are so much fun. You should be their friend if you are not already. Ruckzuck will play some psychedelic rock on Monday at Nectar’s and Radio Bean so that should be fun. That’s a new song from The Edd. Submerged are playing acoustic on Saturday at Farnham Ale & Lager VT starting around 6. This next band just put out the What?!?!? album.

13.) Sin Is Funner – Swillbillie
14.) Tell Me No – Clever Girls
15.) Wing To Me – Alice Austin
16.) Say It – Anachronist

Great songs from Anachronist and the legendary Alice Austin. The Clever song was recorded live at Robot Dog Studio. Great fun song from Billie. This next band will be at ArtsRiot on Saturday.

17.) Paint With The Sun – Arc Iris
18.) The Feeling Is Strange Binger
19.) Complex Vermont – Self Portrait
20.) 2,000 – The Pants

That was a classic from Burlington’s ’90’s. Nice song about VT from Portrait. Binger are so wonderful, even if Facebook will not let me tag them. Great song from Arc though they will be playing Joni Mitchell’s Blue album so who knows if they will play any of their own songs. This next band play next Wednesday at The Monkey House.

21.) Bridge To Panda Chaos – Zeus Springsteen
22.) Sky – The Nancy Druids
23.) The Great Forgetter – The New Siberians
24.) Highway Brain – The Cush

They played a great version of that one at Waking Windows. Great song from the Siberians. The Druids song was recorded at Robot Dog by Ryan Cohen. Zeus should have a lot of music coming soon. It’s been warm and hot and I’ve been driving with the windows down.

25.) Windows Down – Lendway
26.) Every Last One Of Us – SWALE
27.) ETI – The Contrarian

Great cover of the BOC song by Casey Merlin Rae. Swale are so amazing. I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?


Songs after:

Vigil In A Wilderness Of Mirrors (live) – Fish
Lost In America – Alice Cooper
Jackbooted Thugs (Have All The Best Drugs) – Anders Parker
Ninjas Vs Zombies – Phil Yates
Tonite It Shows – Mercury Rev
All In My Mind – Love And Rockets
Carbon – Tori Amos
Cascade – Andriana Chobot
Strange Phenomena – Kate Bush
Gift Shop – The Tragically Hip
Grind – The Church Band
Dying Stars – Slingshot Dakota
It’s Just A Ride – Bill Hicks
Man On The Side – Joshua Glass Music
regular programming.



Radio Show 207 Thursday May 11, 2017 9-11pm Eastern US Time 107.1 FM and WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM 107.1FM will run from 9-11pm Thursday May 11, and will go as follows:

Song before: Bel-Air – The Church Band


From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Spring is in full bloom and the leaves are coming out and it’s almost time for the lilacs. Tomorrow is my birthday so tonight I will just play a bunch of my favorite songs. If your band is not in the list I still love your songs but I just grabbed two hours of songs that fill my heart. I’m sure I could have done a twelve hour show and still missed a lot of greatness. Let’s begin with a woman with a huge heart and powerful voice.

1.) First Kiss – Peg Tassey MUSIC
2.) Liar – Maryse Smith
3.) Happy Birthday Harry – Hana Zara
4.) Presence – Satori Bob

Satori have a new album that I will dig into next week, but Presence has spoken to me continuously since the first time I heard it 25 or so years ago. Hana’s songs are entrancing and each one is a ride to go on. She is so great. It was nice to see Maryse briefly at Waking Windows last weekend. Peg is so fantastic. OK, last week I played the last song on Kat Wright’s By My Side album, so it’s time to start a new one. Last year this next band put out three EP’s that really feel like one album. Here is the first song from Light’s, Camera, and Acton.

5.) The Storm Has Been Weathered – 1881
6.) It’ll Be OK – Let’s Whisper
7.) When The Nights Get Long – Carraway
8.) Alone In The Night – Andriana Chobot

I’ve been captivated by Andriana’s music since I first heard it last year. I love everything about that Carraway song. It’ll Be OK has been stuck in my head for the past few weeks. Great song from 1881. Here is another great song.

9.) Piano In Every Room – gneiss
10.) Giving Up The Ghost – Aaron Flinn
11.) Loose Tooth – Clever Girls
12.) Freeway – David Rosane & The Zookeepers

I just love everything about that song. Loose was recorded live at Robot Dog Studio by Ryan Cohen. I love how it rocks so hard. Aaron has a ton of great songs and that one just had to find it’s way into this mix. I love it when there is music everywhere and a piano in every room. This next song has been stuck in my head lately too.

13.) Always Monica – Chin Ho
14.) Little French Earthquakes – Phil Yates & The Affiliates
15.) Politicians In My Eyes – Death World Wide
16.) I-90 East – ROUGH FRANCIS

I love all of Francis’ songs but there is something about that one that made it jump out at me. So, last Friday I was quickly walking down Riverside ave when a car pulled over and said Tim, get in. Thanks for the ride to Waking Windows Urian Hackney and Julian Hackney!! Politicians is a great song and I loved seeing them at the Flynn not so long ago. Earthquakes is one of my many absolute favorites. Monica, always! Every time I catch this next band I just love them.

17.) Windigo – Crazyhearse
18.) Orange Like Water – The Cush
19.) Every Last One Of Us – SWALE
20.) The Revenge Of Vera Gemini – The Contrarian

That version of the Blue Oyster Cult song is so fantastic. Swale were great at Waking Windows and played a stunning version of that song. It was so wonderful to finally see the Cush again at Waking Windows. They played a stunning version of that song. Hmmm, Windigo. The first time I heard this next song it sent shivers down my spine. It still does.

21.) Gazerbeam – The Mountain Says No
22.) Black, Blue, and White – The New Siberians
23.) The Space Between – The Nancy Druids
24.) TFAY – Elephants of Scotland

I love a lot of Elephant’s music but that one always stands out. I love the Druids so much! There are many great songs from the Siberians but that one just seemed to fit the set. Hmmm, mountain. OK, this next band always rock.

25.) Burning Bridges – Blue Button
26.) Papertrain – Dave Jarvis (Daffy Mal Yinkleyank)
27.) Sequoia 3 – Binger
28.) Jackbooted Thugs (Have All The Best Drugs) – Anders Parker

That is such a great song from Anders. I love a lot of Binger songs but always keep coming back to that one. Great song from Dave. His band Agent 802 are starting to play shows. Button always rock hard. I hope you were OK with indulging me on the day before my birthday. Next week I will play lots of new music and take some chances but tonight I just wanted to hear some favorites. See you next week.

29.) Sayonara – Black Rabbit

Songs after:
Crucifix Corner (live) – Fish
Fractured Mirror – Ace Frehley
King Of The Mountain (live) – Kate Bush
Something I Drew – farm
Sober – Vedora
Mimi On the Beach jane siberry
Above The Frequency – Invisible Homes
The War I Survived – Hawkwind
Joan Crawford (live) – Blue Oyster Cult
Freaks (live) – Fish
New York My Lovely – Joshua Glass Music


Radio Show 186 Thursday December 8, 2016 9-11pm Eastern US Time 107.1 FM and WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment



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

Epitaph (Including March For No Reason/Tomorrow And Tomorrow) – King Crimson


From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. I got out of work a couple of nights ago and looked up and saw Orion. It’s the sign that winter is here and it always reminds me of this song.

1.) Stylus of Id – Somah
2.) When The Nights Get Long – Carraway
3.) Nicky Says – Black Rabbit
4.) East Jabip – REDadmiral

With politics on so many people’s minds lately, Jabip seemed appropriate. It’s the season to rush around like crazy and sometimes it seems like it’s a countdown to meltdown. Thanks for explaining that feeling so well Black Rabbit. The days are getting shorter and shorter so the Carraway song is sounding perfect. Since they first played it back in the ’90’s that song by the short lived Somah always comes to mind at this time of year. OK, let’s play the next song on Seth Yacovone‘s new album Shovel Down.

5.) Caveman Guerrilla – Seth Yacovone Band
6.) A Company Man – Carraway
7.) Lights Of Montreal – Lobot
8.) Summer Falls – Lendway

I miss Lendway. Such a great song. Great song from Lobot that I love to pull out now and then. Zeus Springsteen sometimes play that one. More on that later. Another great new song from Carraway. Such a fun new song from Seth and the band. OK, let’s play some more super new music.

9.) I’m All Right You Say – Anachronist
10.) Nightingale – 1881
11.) It’ll Be Okay – Let’s Whisper
12.) Sri Lanka – Ellen Degenerates

Ellen will be at The Monkey House on Saturday. Great song from the Smittens offshoot. Great new song from 1881. Same for Anachronist. I felt terrible upon hearing of the death of Eric Olsen‘s father. I don’t know what to do or say, so I will just try and tell you all how amazing Eric is. It’s the only way I can think of to honor Eric’s father. Here is a small sampling of what Eric has helped create to fill our ears and hearts.

13.) Good Medicine – SWALE
14.) Armadillo – Swale
15.) Faineant – Swale
16.) You Are Not The Photograph – Swale
17.) Hit – Blue Button

Eric also plays with James Kochalka and Let Loco and likely others. I think Swale have a new album coming soon and are recording a video on Saturday. It’s too bad that I’m working. Those are all such great songs. OK, let’s keep rocking.

18.) The Meanest Song I’ll Ever Write – Milton Busker
19.) American Proxy – The Hero Cycle
20.) Today Is Tomorrow – The Red Telephone
21.) Black Blue and White – The New Siberians

I just love the new Siberians album. Great song by Telephone. If you like that song and are in town, check out The Nancy Druids sometime. Hero played around for a year or so in the 2000’s and I love their songs. Great song from Milton. OK, let’s keep rocking.

22.) The Day I Met You – Dirtminers
23.) Bridge To Panda Chaos – Zeus Springsteen
24.) U Can Love If U Want To – Peg Tassey MUSIC

Great classic from Peg. That’s a brand new song from the mighty Zeus. I’ve seen them a couple of times and love them. I’m so psyched to get more of their music and hopefully see them again soon. Great classic from Dirtminers. OK, there’s not much time left so let’s go out with a nautical theme.

25.) The River – Kat Wright
26.) The Anchor – Carraway
27.) Basalt Anchor – Vedora
28.) Ships – Anais Mitchell

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


Songs after:
Heart Of Lothian – Fish
Sleepwalker – 1881
And Dream Of Sheep (live) – Kate Bush
New Love – Andriana Chobot
Who Are These Gods? Dam Kat
Still….You Turn Me On – ELP
C’est La Vie – ELP
Parisian Walkways – Greg Lake and Gary Moore

Radio Show 179 Thursday October 13, 2016 9-11pm Eastern US Time 107.1 FM and WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment




Tonight’s local music radio show on 107.1FM WBKM will go as follows.

Song before: Where Is My Mind? – The Pixies

From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Thanks Higher Ground for sponsoring our station. They have a lot of music happening this week, and so does the rest of our town. Let’s begin with a guy who played around in the 1990’s and is getting the band back together.

1.) Sunflower Street – Dave Jarvis Band
2.) What’s The Deal With The Triangle? – James Kochalka Superstar
3.) Chuck Berry – Dino Bravo VT
4.) The Next Instead – SWALE

On Monday Kochalka, Dino, Swale and Led Loco played a show in honor of Mike McGonegal. It was a great send off and most of those songs were played. He will be missed. OK, here is the next song on the album I’m playing all the way through week after week. The album is called Song For My Double.

5.) Aspiration – Invisible Homes
6.) The Storm Has Been Weathered – 1881
7.) Children Of The Stars – Madaila
8.) Johnny – Arc Iris

Iris will be at Signal Kitchen on Friday and always put on a great show. That’s another new song from Madaila from their Traces album. 1881 are playing Sidebar on Monday and are really good. This next band are playing with Iris on Saturday.

9.) See Me On My Way – Superhuman Happiness
10.) Better Off – Haley Jane and the Primates
11.) Clocks On The Wall – Jeremy Gilchrist – Singer-Songwriter
12.) It’ll Be OK – Let’s Whisper

Great new song from Whisper. Who needs contests when you can just walk out to a local club and see people like Jeremy. Haley and the band will be at Nectar’s tomorrow and always put on an enthralling show. This next singer will be at Manhattan Pizza on Saturday.

13.) Dreams Elope – Joe Adler
14.) East Jabip – REDadmiral
15.) Muskrat Love – Cave Bees
16.) Two Weeks (’til The End Of The World) – Grand

I still remember the show Grand played at Nectar’s a few months ago and can’t wait to see them again. Bees are playing next Wednesday at ArtsRiot. Admiral are at the Monkey House on Saturday and always rock. OK, let’s play some classic Burlington songs.

17.) Gas And Oil – Gas And Oil
18.) Weapons Factory – The Wards
19.) Las Vegas – Ninja Custodian
20.) The Spy Song – Pinhead.

All four of those are classic Burlington songs. This next one is too and is unfortunately still all too appropriate.

21.) Boys Club – Peg Tassey MUSIC
22.) Kill Your Idols – Slush
23.) Blood Boy – Barbacoa
24.) Sunday – Envy

Those are all classics too. Barbacoa will play with Swale tomorrow at ArtsRiot for a live recording, so that is one of the many can’t miss shows tomorrow, and Saturday is just as packed. OK, let’s keep rocking.

25.) Knight Ov Swords – The Contrarian
26.) Nowhere Feels Like Home – Fire The Cannons
27.) Lead Me To Your Love – The New Siberians

Great new Siberians song. FTC rocked the early 2000’s and Casey used to sing in a few local bands. I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?


Songs after: Medley/The Company – Fish
Rock Soldiers – Ace Frehley
I Wait – Children in Paradise
New Love – Andriana Chobot
All The Love – Kate Bush

Note: Andriana is playing Friday at Oak45 (tomorrow) 7 to 9 if you are around Winooski


Radio Show 175 Thursday September 15, 2016 9-11pm Eastern US Time 107.1 FM and WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

WBKM pic by Tim Lewis

WBKM pic by Tim Lewis


I just got back from tonight’s local music radio show on 107.1FM WBKM. I got in a bit early and lined up a lot of songs before the show. It went as follows:

Songs before:
The Naked Garden – Peg Tassey MUSIC
You – Slingshot Dakota
Delirious – The Church Band
In The Walls – Stellastarr
Don’t Cough Me Out – Slowdim
Until We Sleep – David Gilmour
Tonight It Shows – Mercury Rev
Sparks – The Color Exchange
Move Through Time – Persian Claws

recording begins
Song Before – Flicker – Tori Amos



From our small city to the great big world these are the Sounds Of Burlington. I want to thank Higher Ground for sponsoring the station and for filling the town with music this coming Saturday and Sunday when Grace Potter headlines the GPN festival. It’s a chilly night in town and the moon is close to full. Considering that this first band played in town on Saturday, this is the most appropriate song I could think of to open with.

1.) Harvest Moon – Silver Bridget
2.) Paperclip Chains – Let’s Whisper
3.) The Interrogator (Enhanced) – Milton Busker
4.) The Great Forgetter – The New Siberians

Yet another great song from the Siberians new album Black, Blue and White. Such a happy pop song from Milton, give or take the lyrics. Great song from Colin Nicholas Clary‘s band. I love Bridget’s sound. OK, let’s play the next song on Song For My Double. This is such a great song.

5.) Above The Frequency – Invisible Homes
6.) Oversoul – Daniel Waterhouse (Dan Murphy)
7.) Unraveling Clouds – Black Ox
8.) Bidets And Confused – Sad Turtle

It was cool to finally see Turtle at the Art Hop on Friday. Ox are a new band from Cameo Harlot‘s Cam Barrows and have some cool instrumental songs. Great song from Dan. I love that song from Homes. I missed this next band when they played the Art Hop but I bet it was a great show.

9.) Stop – REDadmiral
10.) Ricky The Rider – The Mountain Says No
11.) Womb With A View – Heavy Plains
12.) Hit – Blue Button

BB kick off GPN on Saturday and always rock. It was great to see Plains at the Art Hop on Friday. Same for Mountain. This next band play GPM on Sunday.

13.) Picture – And The Kids
14.) Purpose And Object – The Contrarian
15.) TFAY – Elephants of Scotland
16.) The Big One – The High Breaks

Breaks will release the vinyl version of their album Friday at Nectar’s and Saturday at Foam Brewers. I love that Elephants song. Same for the song from Casey Merlin Rae. Kids always rock. This next singer is playing Radio Bean tomorrow.

17.) The Mime – Joe Adler
18.) Edible – SWALE
19.) Little French Earthquakes – Phil Yates & The Affiliates
20.) Barstools – Abbie Morin

Abbie is playing at Higher Ground next Wednesday. Phil and at least one affiliate are playing Radio Bean on Saturday. Swale are playing Light Club Lamp Shop tomorrow. They will be joined by Spurs and The Middle Eight for their reunion show. Here is a song by that band who feature Ariel, Tyler, and Daniel Bolles.

21.) Put You Down – The Middle Eight
22.) Emptiness – Vedora
23.) Kids – Wren Kitz
24.) The Feeling Is Strange – Binger

Binger played Nectar’s last night. Wren and Caroline O’Connor were at Light Club Lamp Shop tonight, but I missed them since I was doing this show. It should be fun to see Eight play again. This next band play GPN on Saturday and played a huge show at the Art Hop last Friday.

25.) By My Side – Kat Wright & The Indomitable Soul Band
26.) Old Man – Silver Bridget

I thought I would end where I began. I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?
Ta Ta. Farewell. See Ya….

27.) Sayonara – Black Rabbit


Song after: All Loved Up – Fish
recording ends

songs after:
In A World Possessed By The Human Mind – The Tragically Hip
Usual Plays In Heaven/Be Kind And Talk To Me – Active Heed
Almost Cut My Hair – Book ‘Em Blues Band
Tunnel Of Love (live) – Dire Straits
Art Of Dying – George Harrison
The Tranquility Bomb – The Cush
In My Mind – Children in Paradise
Love Is Everything – Jane Siberry
New Love – Andriana Chobot
L’Amour Looks Something Like You Kate Bush
Poem For Torin/Ethan’s Stoned – Peg Tassey
New Americana – Halsey
The Old And The Young – MIDLAKE BAND
Heroes – King Crimson
Pennsylvania – The Red Telephone
Garden Party/Market Square Heroes – Marillion
Tantalized (live) – The Church
Strontium Burning – TILT
Parisian Walkways – Greg Lake and Gary Moore
Black 17 – The New Siberians
New York My Lovely – Joshua Glass Music
regular programming

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Let’s Whisper, Swale, and Allo Darlin’ at The Monkey House November 5, 2014   Leave a comment

The Monkey House photo by Tim Lewis

The Monkey House photo by Tim Lewis

I had a great time seeing music Wednesday night at The Monkey House. It was one of those classic shows where it’s a couple of local bands and a band from out of town that I do not know. I like that I get to see bands I love then see bands I know nothing about and might get to love. I’ve been turned on to a lot of great music that way, and Wednesday was no exception.

Since it was my day off, it was easy to get to the show on time. It was listed as doors at 7:45 and show at 8:15. I arrived around 8:20 and Let’s Whisper went on as I walked in. I love shows that start on time. The first song sounded a bit overly loud, but I was in the back settling in, so it was hard to tell. They worked with the sound guy before the second song and sounded great as I moved closer to the front. They have played around a few times, but it’s always been bad timing so I had not seen them. I knew Colin and Dana from The Smittens, and they were joined by Brad on drums and Brian on electric guitar. Colin played electric also and Dana alternated between ukelele and acoustic guitar. It was bit odd that they had no bass player, but Colin filled in the low end when needed. While the songs had a bit of the Smittens light pop feel, many had a bit of an alt rock edge. The melodies were strong and they had me rocking for the whole show. The guitar interplay between Brian and Colin was fun to listen to as they played rhythms and leads together. Colin and Dana did most of the singing, and their voices blended nicely when they sang together. Most of the songs were short, but they played a lot of them, and I had a great time for every note.

The changeover was pretty quick, and soon enough Swale hit the stage with a simmeringly gentle Soft Fireworks, that flowed gorgeously into Dimedrop. They kept the pace of the evening on the mellow side, but even when playing a bit slow, their songs have a power that just comes through. They played sweet versions of Lost and Overcoat. They represented the new album nicely with Old School, a killer version of Golden Crutch, and the easy to bop along to Waiting For You. As the set had almost ended, they said they would play an extra slow one. Good Medicine took it’s time to gently coalesce, then as it moved though verse and chorus, it built and built culminating in a magnificent Eric Olsen guitar freakout, then gently settled into the ending. Swale, is there anything they can’t do?

Feeling sated but curious, I hung out to see Allo Darlin’. Their set changeover was pretty efficient and soon enough, they were on stage playing some bouncy alt rock. The first song had a jangle pop verse and a rocking chorus, and I was having fun from the first note. The full crowd was having a great time too. They mixed it up with some mid tempo stuff, and a couple that rocked out. Bright Eyes stands out as one that really rocked and that I liked the most. The band were super tight and had a fun stage presence. The bass player had the line of the night when he said the last time they played The Monkey House both Dio and Gary Coleman died. He asked us to check on the health of Bruce Dickinson and Steve Urkel. The band rocked for just over an hour and called it a night. The audience wanted more and Elizabeth returned to the stage solo with ukelele and closed the night with a gentle song. It was a brilliant night, and I’m glad I got to be part of it.