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Radio Show 134 Thursday November 5, 2015 9-11pm Eastern US Time WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

WBKM by Tim Lewis

WBKM by Tim Lewis


I just got back from my local music radio show on internet only It had a bit of a regal feel and highlighted a lot of the music from last week and this coming weekend. It was also seasonally appropriate, even if the weather wasn’t.

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Songs before: God Save The Queen/Keep Yourself Alive – Queen



From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. It’s been a super warm, maybe in the 70’s, day and it’s warm this evening. A lot of people are out and about and enjoying the night. Today is the 5th of November, the day Guy Fawkes tried to blow up Parliament. As we have evolved over the years, there is less of a need for such drastic action. In fact, all we have to do is elect reasonable and compassionate and smart people, and we could have a great government. Maybe one day. Tonight, let’s begin with Burlington itself. It was founded in 1865 and was a major lumber mill port that brought wood from Quebec to the eastern US. Early on, it was called the Queen City of New England. Let’s begin with some Burlington music about queens.

1.) Rock ‘n Roll Queen – Peg Tassey MUSIC
2.) We Rock Out 2 Queen – Rue Mevlana
3.) Queen Of Hostility – Doll Fight
4.) I’d Hate To Be Me – Queen Tangerine

Some of the regal music from Burlington. It’s interesting to see how we have evolved. We began by needing a strong leader, and have moved to a system were we can govern ourselves more and more. If we are cool about it, we have a lot of potential. OK, last Friday I caught a ton of cool music. I started with this band, although the set I caught was them covering the Elvis Costello album Blood and Chocolate. This is the next song from No Need To Beg.

5.) Drinking For Two – Phil Yates & The Affiliates
6.) I Forgot – Maryse Smith
7.) Singing – Arc Iris
8.) King Grifter – The Mountain Says No
9.) I Think I’m Turning Into A Robot – Wave of the Future

I began the night at The Skinny Pancake to see Phil’s first set, then hustled to Light Club Lamp Shop to catch Maryse Smith‘s stunning set. Arc Iris followed and were amazing as always. I hustled over to Finnegan’s and missed Mountain, but caught some of Wave’s wonderful set, including that fun song. There’s a fun show at Finnegan’s tomorrow with some of the guys in Rough Francis playing as Aspero Siacos, and a couple of other cool bands, like this one.

10.) Hungry – Heavy Plains
11.) Destroying Everything They See – Blue Button

It will be interesting to see what AS sound like, but other two will certainly be killer. Saturday is the day Radio Bean has it’s birthday. As always they will have bands play from 8am to 2am, with about 15 minutes per band. This next band always kick it off.

13.) Chuck Berry – Dino Bravo VT
14.) Toejam – The Toes
15.) The Mime – Joe Adler & The Rangers Of Danger
16.) One More Sunset – Violet Ultraviolette

I’m psyched to see all of those bands play. I’m psyched to see these next ones too.

17.) ComeTooLate – Paper Castles
18.) Gonna Stay Up All Night Long – The Eames Brothers
19.) Pauses – Lowell Thompson and Crown Pilot
20.) Crow King – Binger

I’m sorry I missed Binger playing the Scooby Doo show last weekend but am psyched to catch up with them this Saturday. All of those bands rocked, but there will be a lot of music played that day. Here are some of the mellower bands that will play.

21.) Guitar – Michael Chorney and Hollar General
22.) Windy Pines – Kat Wright and Brett Hughes
23.) Matter Of Time – Eric George
24.) Puff The Magic Dragon – Linda Bassick

I’m not sure if Linda is playing kids songs or older people’s songs or both, but it will be fun to find out. I may have to catch Eric for the first time. Kat and Brett always sound nice. Sweet song from Michael. This next song is by Caroline Marie, who has played every Bean Birthday.

25.) Once Upon – Vedora
26.) The Night Syd Barret Died – Colin Nicholas Clary
27.) By My Side – Kat Wright & The Indomitable Soul Band
28.) The Next Instead – Swale

I’m thoroughly excited to see Swale already, is it Saturday yet?. Kat and the band are always great. I finally got the see Emily play joke in Barret. I bet he plays that one, what with the Radio Bean references and all. Killer song from Caroline. Songs 13 to 28 are just a tiny hint of what that day will sound like. Is it Saturday yet??? OK, let’s end where we began, with another song from the Queen herself, then I will say goodbye.

29.) I Remember/The Jam – Peg Tassey
30.) Sayonara – Black Rabbit


Song after: The Gathering – Fish

recording ends
Sign Of The Gypsy Queen – April Wine
Innuendo – Queen
Winged Victory – Brave The Vertigo
I Saw Her Standing There – Elton John with John Lennon
Diamond Dust – Jeff Beck
Now I’m Here (live) – Queen
James Bond Theme – Moby
Set Yourself On Fire – Stars
D.I.Y. – Peter Gabriel
Jealous Guy – The Black Crowes
Locked In The Trunk Of A Car – The Tragically Hip
Theme For The Scientist Of The Invisible/Domino – Masters Of Reality
The Old And The Young – MIDLAKE BAND
21st Century Schitzoid Man – April Wine
Heroes – King Crimson
Fractured Mirror – Ace Frehley
Glow Worm – The Church Band
Northern Memory – The Cush
The Last Straw – Marillion
The Endless War – Jeremy Gilchrist – Singer-Songwriter
What’s In California? – Joshua Glass Music
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Radio Show 32 Thursday October 10 , 2013 9-10pm Eastern US Time WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment



I just got back from local radio show 32 on internet only WBKM.ORG.  I thought it went pretty well, and had some cool songs.

Song Before: Tantalized – The Church Band



From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington.  Last Sunday I went to Higher Ground and saw a great band from Montreal called Stars.  Local band Paper Castles opened the show with some wonderfully complex songs.  This is a song called Open Country by Paddy Regan and Paper Castles on WBKM, and this is Burlington’s kind of music. 

1.) Open Country – Paper Castles
2.) Your Ex-Lover is Dead – Stars
3.) Boxing The Cold – Jer Coons

Stars were so good last Sunday, and the entire audience sang every word of Ex-Lover.  Paper Castles were just great.  The Jer song reminds me that winter is coming.  It’s classic fall in Vermont, with turning leaves, hints of cold and apples and cider.

4.) Green Apple Girl – David L. Jarvis Band
5.) Northern Skies – The Lindbergh Baby
6.) Science Fiction – Hana Zara

Another song full of visceral imagery from Hana.  Northern has such a cool feel and feels like it’s time to transition soon.  Another great song by Dave.  Next up is the last song on Swale’s A Small Arrival.  I hope you’ve enjoyed the journey through the album in the last several weeks.  At times they rock hard and at times they are so gentle, but they are always impressive.

7.) Faineant – Swale
8.) My Atom Girl – The Dirtminers
9.) Hungry Like The Wolf – Rangers of Danger.

Joe Adler and the Rangers were joined by a couple of the guys from the Lynguistic Civilians at the end of the classic cover song.  Raph Worrick was fun as frontman for the Dirtminers.  What a great song about nuclear weapons.  Hmmm, Swale.  Next up, let’s go classic Burlington.

10.) Jan Michael Vincent – Chin Ho!
11.) Purpose and Object – The Contrarian

 Casey Hades Rae might be based in Washington, but that is Burlington’s kind of music.  Next Monday I’m heading to Signal Kitchen to see Swale, and someone else.  I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town.  Let’s do it again next week, shall we?



Song After: Thistle Alley – Fish





Radio Show 12 Thursday May 16, 2013 9-10pm Eastern US Time WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment


I just got back from radio show 12 on WBKM.ORG.  It had its high and low points, like playing 2 songs from the wrong Good Citizen disc, but a lot of great music was played.

Song Before Sea of Joy – Blind Faith



From our small city to the great big world, these are the sounds of Burlington.  Today was beautiful in the Champlain Valley, and it’s a lovely evening.  It’s a good night for walking, but it will get chilly, so put on your overcoat.  This is Swale on WBKM, and this is Burlington’s Kind of Music.

1.) Overcoat – Swale

2.) ShieldtoShieldtoShield – Ryan Power

3.) The Drone – The Cush

Talked about seeing the Drone live many times, and how it started slow, then builds to the first plateau, the climbs to the next plateau, and rocks until it shimmers into the ending.  I’m so glad I caught as many Cush shows as I did.  Talked about how Ryan Power has produced a lot of his music and and albums, from many other musicians in town, and how he helped with the Cush album and the Swale album.  Also helping on both albums, is Casey Hades Rae.  Here’s a song from his band, The Contrarian.

4.) Live With It – The Contrarian

5.) Let Up – Construction Joe

6.) Trading Bullets – Fire The Cannons

Talked about finding Trading Bullets on the old computer, and loving how they played it live.  Loved singing along to: ‘the cannons, they’re still ringing, I love you, I love you…’ Talked about finding the Construction Joe album and liking it and wanting to play more. Thought it would sound good going into the Cannons song.  Said a bit about the Contrarian, then talked about Waking Windows last week.  Talked about running around the traffic circle from show to show on Friday.  Talked about going back Saturday and being blown away by Blue Button.

7.) We’re Closed – Blue Button

8.) Boys With Guns – Chin Ho!

9.) Really Big Fires – (sic)

10.) Robots Making Love – Pinhead

Talked about seeing Pinhead open for the Psychedelic Furs at Memorial many years ago.  Apologized for playing two wrong songs, but am happy that they were both good, which is easy with Burlington music.  Talked about Blue Button’s video for the song, shot at the OP, and said yes, they are set to play the Fleetwood Mac cover night at The Monkey House tomorrow.  Said, on Saturday at the Monkey House, the Rangers of Danger were playing.

11.) The Mime – Rangers of Danger

12.) Teenage Mother Earth (live) – The Red Telephone

Talked about loving Red Telephone and driving to Boston once to see them.  I found this live version on the computer too.  Said, go to Joe and the Rangers, and signed off.



Song After Inside Out – Jimi Hendrix

Radio Show 10 Thursday May 2, 2013 9-10pm Eastern US Time WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

I just got home from radio show number 10. It was a bit weird having someone else in the studio, but Caroline O’Connor was great.

Song before: Young Man Blues – The Who



From our small city to the great big world, these are the sounds of Burlington. Tonight I have Caroline O’Connor joining me in the studio. Here is a bit of her playing saxophone on WBKM, Burlington’s Kind of Music

1.) Intro – Caroline O’Connor
2.) Burlington VT (?) hidden song from Good Citizen soundtrack
3.) Hit – Blue Button
4.) I Need A Raise – The Cave Bees

Talked about seeing the Cave Bees do that song at Mardi Gras one year, on the 7 Days float. Talked about the rhythm section being the same for Bees and Blue Button, and said they were playing out, probably right when I was doing my show. Mentioned the Burlington song and set up the interview with Caroline. I have been playing the Vedora album, When Dusk Falls, song by song, week after week, in order. Tonight is show number 10, so it will be the last song. Next week I will start on New Appreciation for Sunshine and play it all the way through, over the next several weeks. I asked Caroline about how Vedora came to be, what they are doing now, and to tell me a bit about the Cush, since she plays on the album a bit. That’s her on sax for Roll Me. OK, it’s time to play the last song…

5.) Solution – Vedora
6.) One More Grave – The Contrarian
7.) Sun Going Down – The Tea Party

Talked about the Tea Party recording their debut album at White Crow Audio near Pine st, and a blisteringly loud show at Metronome. Talked about buying the new Contrarian album, and paying for the last one that I downloaded for free. It’s important to pay for music that moves you. Hmmm, Vedora. Talked about Sarah Sarah Emily Blacker winning the New England Music Awards Female Performer of the Year, and how she would be back in town July 12th for a CD release party.

8.) When I was New – Sarah Blacker
9.) Dark and Quirky – Jen Karson
10.) Jet Pilot High – The Red Telephone
11.) Burning Down the House – Rangers of Danger

Talked about Joe and the band recording live at Nectar’s. Talked about how Jet makes me soar. Talked about loving Dark and Quirky, and how good Arom Bedrosian is. Mentioned Sarah

Let’s do it again next week, shall we?



Song after: Heaven and Hell – The Who

Radio Show 9 Thursday April 25, 2013 9-10pm Eastern US Time WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

I just got home from radio show number 9 (no Beatles though). I feel like I played some pretty good songs, but might have got the order better. It was a long work day, and I was more tired than is ideal.

Song Before:   Show Me – Jon Anderson



From our small city to the great big world, these are the sounds of Burlington. Here’s a song from a show at Nectar’s a couple of months back. This is Joe Adler and the Rangers of Danger on WBKM, Burlington’s kind of music.

1.) Mirror Mirror – Rangers of Danger

2.) Tension Release – Nuda Veritas

3.) Purpose and Object – The Contrarian

Said Casey Hades Rae used to be the music writer in town and is now playing music. Talked about downloading t for free, but not feeling good about it. Even though I did it to play on the show, it feels like I should have paid for it. Said I would pay extra for his new one. I guess, I have to do it now. Talked about how amazing Nuda is live, and how she uses loops to create a lush sound. Talked about how Joe is a treasure to our music scene. Talked about leaving the Nectar’s show that it was recorded at, because Vedora were playing. It’s hard when two great shows happen at the same time. Mentioned how much I love Vedora.

4.) Somewhere Else – Vedora

5.) Livin – Nuda Veritas

6.) Presence – Satori Bob

Talked about first seeing John Baumann at the Cheese Outlet and loving his songs. Said he met up with Bob Gagnon to do the Satori Bob album. Talked about how wonderful Nuda is, and how much I love Vedora. Said last week I played Barbacoa doing BloodBoy.

7.) Bloodboy – Envy

8.) Weapon Factory – The Wards and the Dirty Blondes

9.) Finder – The Madelines

Talked about getting a CD from Chip Martin that had a ton of great stuff from Good Citizen. I saw the name the Madelines and something clicked. I played it, loved it, and had to play it on the show. Talked about how Weapon Factory began the Burlington punk scene, and how it was a fun version with the Blondes. Diane Sullivan clearly has the lead vocal at the end. Mentioned how great Envy were. Talked about playing another song from that CD and here is Invisible Jet.

10) Breathing In – The Hero Cycle

11.) If this is You – Invisible Jet

Apologized for introducing the wrong song. I meant to play Hero Cycle, and was happy that I just saw them play twice and who knows what happened to them. I’m glad they created the CD. Mentioned Invisible Jet and said goodnight.



Popped in to say Happy Birthday Fish

Goldfish and Clowns – Fish

Cliche – Fish

Tired today, but a pretty good day   Leave a comment

I worked from 10-5, and it was a pretty good day.  I was a bit tired, from seeing so much music last night, but was pretty buoyant.  A couple of yawns here and there, but I was happily awake.  Now that I’m home, I’m a bit tired in the afterglow.  Joe Adler and the Rangers of Danger were great last night, but they went on late.  It was supposed to be 9 sharp, but the drummer was late from another gig, or so I heard.  They started close to 10.  I loved the songs I caught, but with Vedora at 10:30, I had to run in the 5th song.  I walked in with Vedora just about to play.  They were great fun as always.  Doll Fight came on after and rocked the place pretty hard.  A mosh pit formed in the middle of their punk set, so I got knocked around a little.  They wrapped up, maybe 12:45, and it was just too late to stay for Trapper Keeper, even though they the band highest on my must check out list.  I walked home and fell asleep soon after, and soon after the alarm went off and the day started.  It was a pretty good day.