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Radio Show 232 Thursday November 9, 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 run from 9-11pm US Eastern time and can be streamed here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: It Was A Very Good Year – Frank Sinatra

intro

From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Last night I went to Radio Bean and saw a wonderful performance by this band.

1.) By Design – The Nancy Druids
2.) Totally Submerged – Totally Submerged
3.) Paranoid – Surf Sabbath (The High Breaks)
4.) Drivin’ All Alone – The Parts

We’ll skip the Parts for a moment. That’s the next song on the album I’m playing all the way through, song after song. Great work making that Sabbath song sound like Surf rock. Cool song form Submerged who play all over Vermont all the time. The Druids played a beautiful version of that song last night. So, last Saturday was Radio Bean’s 17th birthday party and they did the usual thing where 80 or 90 bands played from 8am to 2am with 15 minute sets. The Parts kicked off the show. Most of the rest of the show is made of a few of the many bands who played.

5.) Every Time We Say Goodbye – Tiffany Pfeiffer and The Discarnate Band
6.) Faded Movie Reel – Jeremy Gilchrist – Singer-Songwriter
7.) The Birds Of Park Slope – Eastern Mountain Time
8.) My Old House – Andriana Chobot

Most of those bands played early in the day. This next set is a mix of bands who played early and later.

9.) True Hue – Ivamae
10.) Angela Carter – Cricket Blue
11.) Ordinary Day – Milton Busker
12.) Paint It Black – Silver Bridget

Silver Bridget opened their set with a little bit of (When I Was Just Seventeen) It Was A Very Good Year then dropped it into Paint It Black. It was great. I missed Cricket and Milton but assume their sets were amazing. Ivamae was great and played a couple of new songs. This next band gave us a choice of this song or one that I did not know. They played the latter so I will play this song that they did not.

13.) Paper Doll – Matt the Gnat and the Gators
14.) Heat Sleep – Ryan Power
15.) Californ-i-A – Ryan Ober
16.) Gonna Stay Up All Night Long – Eames Brothers Band

I missed Eames and the two Ryans when I was in the other room seeing other bands but did catch the full Gators set. I just barely missed this next artist.

17.) My Heart – Francesca Blanchard
18.) Come Dance – Kat Wright
19.) Strings – Binger
20.) Brothers And Sisters – Joe Adler & The Rangers Of Danger

Joe and the Rangers put on a brilliant set. I want to send that out to my brother Ken and all of my brothers and sisters, ie you. Great songs from Binger, Kat, and Francesca. So, when Swale played they did mostly covers and opened with Amanda Gustafson singing the heck out of this song.

21.) Rebel Girl – Bikini Kill
22.) Popular Crowd – SWALE
23.) Trans Am – Barbacoa
24.) Juliet – Cave Bees

The Bees played a powerhouse version of that song. The tiny amount of Barbacoa that I caught was brilliant. If you listen to Popular and imagine that band singing Rebel you will have an idea of how Swale’s set started. This next band played an amazing version of this one.

25.) Destroying Everything They See – Blue Button
26.) Local Lore – Savage Hen
27.) Song About The Ocean – Dino Bravo VT
28.) Purple Rain – Prince

On Saturday WBKM is turning 10 years old and celebrating at Nectar’s. Seth Yacovone will be there, Aaron Flinn will be there, The Full Cleveland will be there and a bunch of local artists will play Prince songs and be lead by Craig Mitchell. I hope you can stop by. Dino finished off the Bean birthday party. Hen played in the afternoon and Button were as amazing as always. Well, 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
All Loved Up (live) – Fish
Last American Exit – The Tragically Hip
Faeries Wear Boots – Black Sabbath
The Old And The Young – MIDLAKE BAND
The Ghost In You – The Psychedelic Furs
Marriage Song – Satori Bob
Who Are These Gods? – Dam Kat
Heaven And Hell – Dio
Ninjas Vs Zombies – Phil Yates
100 Years (Of Tears On The Wind) – Masters Of Reality
On The Air – Peter Gabriel
Lily (live) – Kate Bush
The Red Telephone – Love
I Am Sunday – The Red Telephone
Still Life Scene – Envy
Seeds And Stems – The New Siberians
Break – Slingshot Dakota
What’s In California? Joshua Glass Music
regular programming

 

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Quote of the Day   Leave a comment

John Fugelsang “Some people, like Bob Harris, had other ideas.  A successful TV writer, who’s job writing for ForbesTraveller.com gave him the chance to review some of the most luxurious locations around the world.  Bob hit it big as a contestant on Jeopardy, winning over $350,000, but rather than sit at home, Bob decided to get active, investing in more than 5,600 business in 67 countries through micro loans…..”

Fugelsang “What drove you to try to meet the people who’s lives you’ve touched?

Harris “I wanted to know if it worked.”…….

Fugelsang “What was one of the crazier experiences you had, actually going out there to meet people?”

Harris “The most important experience I had, came down to 5 words that a guy told me in Lebanon.  He had his whole business destroyed in the war where Hezbollah and Israel recently went to war.  He’d lost everything, and I asked him if he was angry at Hezbollah, at Israel, at anyone?  And, he looked at me and he said, this was his absolute truth, and these are 5 words that, if there is anything that this book is about, this is what stuck with me.  He looked at me and said, ‘you love more, you win.'”

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http://current.com/shows/viewpoint/videos/john-fugelsang-prop-8-doma-and-why-easter-matters/

 

From the March 28, 2013, edition of “Viewpoint.”

John Fugelsang:

Easter’s always a special time; a time when parents teach their children the story of Jesus by convincing them a rabbit entered their home to leave teeth-rotting candy. It’s a time when pro-death penalty Christians can mark the execution of anti-death penalty Jesus and it’s all irony free.

But whether you regard the Bible as ancient poetry, literal fact, parable — like the way Jesus spoke — the Easter story does have relevance for all of us. It’s a story of pain and suffering, of death and rebirth.

In the story of course, Jesus shows up in Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, gets a hero’s welcome. Over the course of the week he preaches love, drives the money-changers who are exploiting the poor out of the temple.

The conservative religious bosses, the Pharisees, get very nervous and conspire with the occupying European imperial government to have him arrested. And by Friday, the very people who welcomed him have been spin-doctored into demanding his death.

And almost everybody abandons him. He’s locked up by the soldiers, sold out and abandoned by his friends. He’s executed by the state, a naked, bleeding, humiliated, outcast, criminal loser.

And of course, as the story goes, he rises from the tomb on Sunday and does not seek any kind of revenge, just keeps talking about love.

Now we’ve just witnessed what may have been the most powerful few days in the history of the struggle for LGBT rights in America — and it happened during Easter week.

With not one, but two anti-gay laws going before the U.S. Supreme Court, an American public decidedly on the side of gay marriage, and a seemingly endless procession of politicians from both parties who once opposed equality, but have now come to view it as an essential human right.

And none of this would’ve happened without the unspeakable tragedy of the AIDS crisis.

Kids born after the mid ‘90s have no memory of those awful first few years of AIDS, when people suffering from HIV were targets of scorn and cruelty and ignorance. Scientists begged for funding, politicians did nothing and thousands of people died. And if you’ve ever been close to someone who died of HIV-related disease, you know it’s a painful, degrading and demeaning way to go.

But gay people didn’t give up. They organized. They came out of the closet. The AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power, or ACT UP, was formed and began leading demonstrations designed to make the rest of America very uncomfortable. People didn’t wait for their rights; they demanded them.

And as more people came out, more Americans realized they didn’t really hate gay people. They already knew some.

In 2012, the first openly gay and openly bisexual Americans were elected into Congress and that same fall the president of the United States came out in favor of marriage equality before an important election. No doubt the White House had focus-grouped this thing to death and they knew the reality: that America was ready to be on the right side of decency and the right side of history.

And what did we see through this revolution of culture, this evolution of the heart? The greatest, swiftest advancement for civil rights for any minority group in the history of the human race. And all this good happened because of a plague.

That’s the story that led us to this particular Easter week. And that’s the story of Easter

 

 

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Jan. 21, 2013

President Obama made history in his inaugural address today mentioning the word “gay” and the issue of gay rights for the first time in a speech at the presidential swearing in.

“Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well,” Obama said in his address on the Capitol steps after his swearing in.

Obama also mentioned the word Stonewall when citing milestones of the civil right struggle. It was a reference to a riot and subsequent protests over a police raid in June 1969 of the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City’s Greenwich Village. The president mentioned it along with the first women’s rights convention held in Seneca Falls, N.Y., in 1848 and the civil rights march in Selma, Ala., in 1965.

“We, the people, declare today that the most evident of truths – that all of us are created equal – is the star that guides us still; just as it guided our forebears through Seneca Falls, and Selma, and Stonewall; just as it guided all those men and women, sung and unsung, who left footprints along this great Mall, to hear a preacher say that we cannot walk alone; to hear a King proclaim that our individual freedom is inextricably bound to the freedom of every soul on Earth,” Obama said.

Brian Ellner who led the successful campaign to make same sex marriage legal in New York state called the speech “historic.”

“The president placed the fight for gay equality alongside the struggles for women’s equality and civil rights. He made it clear that he would continue to fight for marriage equality because all love is equal,” Ellner said.

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/obama-makes-history-citing-gay-rights-inaugural-address/story?id=18275341

Alive for now and always   Leave a comment

I’m alive and living now

But soon I will be going

I enjoy this corporal time

And all the seeds I’m sowing

Soon enough

This suit of flesh

Will release

A soul of fire

And while I’m still here

I will be dancing

I will be listening

To the song you sing

Oh, please do not get me wrong

I’m really in no hurry

I love this little tavern

And its many charming pints

So many flavors that can be savored

So many floors that can be danced upon

So many people to make it so fun

Life can be pleasant underneath the sun

But life can have such darkness

Leaving heaven far behind

Where people choose such harshness

I’ll not stay trapped with this kind

Our body’s souls are fire

Slowly vibrating under

The physical laws of life

That chaos runs asunder

And I know that we will go

To a home of love and light

When we have emerged from this

Garden of earthly delight

Posted January 12, 2013 by tmusicfan in Lyrics

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Let the Dance Begin   Leave a comment

Soon enough it is

Time to go

To the show

Again and again

 

To find the voice that

Opened up your eyes

From the world so taught

And so in disguise

 

To see truth in the words

How we choose to live here

A floodlight of poems

To cast away our fears

 

You leave home and wander

To encounter like souls

To dance and to listen

To engage with the whole

 

To feel what you find

Past comforts of home

Cities of love

Wherever you roam

 

To smell the small crowd

And join in the dance

Abandon your life

Whenever the chance

 

The music is loud and she’s swirling

Around and inside of your mind

To the flow your body is twirling

In a place close to heaven

With no sense of time

 

The show has played to conclusion

Another will soon take its place

This dance of joy will continue

As long as you keep up the pace

 

One night the end will be final

You return to regular life

With friends met you stay connected

Engaged with your love of the fife

 

The words in the end are still with you

With memories of love of the road

As stories they turn into legends

Of the music that brought you the glow

 

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Relief of Spring   Leave a comment

Sitting in between

The steel blue sky of winter to the East

The Powder blue of spring to the West

We are in between

The seasons governed by

The angle of the sun

 

To our credit

We do not need

A change of seasons

To initiate

Changes to perfect

The work of our lives

We can seize any

Moment we like

 

From our primary

Perception of spring

Relief shrugs off the

Harsh cold of winter

Enjoying the return

Of the light and the heat

Of the sun and the return

From winter’s dormant state

 

It’s easy to get lost in

Joy of coming back to life

When dormancy of winter

Is just as alive as the

Lightened explosion of spring

 

Our inner world constantly explodes

Understanding the corporal whole

Where spring and summer live as equals

In your love that shines from deeds and words

 

And you encounter winter, and love it

And you encounter spring, and you love it

 

Love shines from inside out

Not from the outside in

 

The Sun is eternally there

The angle is always changing

Choosing to enjoy what is there

Frees love in winter and the spring

 

On such days in between

When Janus guides our thoughts

Both directions are love

As sun shines from our soul

 

Posted January 12, 2013 by tmusicfan in Lyrics

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