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Radio Show 145 Thursday February 11, 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. I played one new song, but most of the show was a live concert.

Songs before: Something On – The Tragically Hip
The Vigilant Ones – The Cush
A Rock Star Bucks A Coffee Shop – Neil Young
Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) – David Bowie

recording begins
Song before: Myrrh (live Psychedelic Symphony) – The Church

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intro

From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. It finally snowed and got a little cold, but my heart is nice and warm after seeing Bernie Sanders do so well in New Hampshire this week. He has inspired a lot of people, including several of our wonderful local musicians. Recently, several of them got together to record one of the songs Bernie recorded for his album, so many years ago. Tonight let’s begin with Kat Wright, Bob Wagner, Marie Claire Johnson, Kelly Ravin, and many others doing a classic in honor of Bernie.

1.) This Land Is Your Land – VT artists
2.) Oh Freedom – Bernie Sanders and 30 VT Artists
3.) The Original Original – Black Rabbit

That is the next song on their wonderful album Red Flannel Hash. I’m working my way through that album song by song, week by week. Original is such a fun rocker. I had to go back and play one of the Bernie classics and put it back to back with the new Bernie classic. Just listening to the performances, we are truly blessed in Burlington, and have been for a long time. You can just feel the love flowing out of Land. OK, for the rest of the show tonight we are going to rock out. I just got a copy of the 8th WBKM birthday party show that Seth Yacovone played for us at Nectar’s on November 12, 2015. They called themselves Real Old & Insane Donkey and played all Neil Young songs, Here it is in its entirety.

4.) Hey Hey My My
5.) Powderfinger
6.) Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
7.) Down By The River
8.) Sedan Delivery
9.) Barstool Blues
10.) Cortez The Killer
11.) Piece Of Crap
12.) Fuckin’ Up
13.) Cinnamon Girl
14.) Cowgirl In The Sand
15.) Rocking In The Free World
16.) Like A Hurricane

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

17.) Sayonara – Black Rabbit
outro

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Song after: The Gathering – Fish

recording ends
The Stars (Are Out Tonight) – David Bowie
The Unguarded Moment (live Psychedelic Symphony) – The Church
Far Escape – Active Heed
Green Doors – Lowell Thompson
Last Of The Great Train Robbers – Bob Wagner and the Book ‘Em Blues Band
Child In Time – Deep Purple
Other Arms – Robert Plant
All Lovers Are Deranged – David Gilmour
Lovers In A Dangerous Time – Bruce Cockburn
In The Garden Of Mystic Lovers – Francis Dunnery
Jigsaw – Marillion
So Love May Find Us – The Church
Empire Of The Clouds – Iron Maiden
This Land Is Your Land – VT Artists
Megaphone – Josh Glass
regular programming

 

As always, I want to than everyone who made tonight’s show possible. Thanks to: The Tragically Hip, The Cush, The Church Band, Kat Wright, Dwight & Nicole, Kelly Ravin, Francesca Blanchard, Bob Wagner, Marie Claire Johnson, Bernie Sanders, Black Rabbit, Marc Scarano, Darlene Scarano, Jane Boxall Percussion, Seth Yacovone Band, Fish, Active Heed, Umberto Pagnini, David Gilmour, Marillion, Steven Rothery, Francis Dunnery, Iron Maiden, Joshua Glass Music, and everyone else!!

 

Radio Show 136 Thursday November 19, 2015 9-11pm Eastern US Time WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

WBKM window by Tim Lewis

WBKM window by Tim Lewis

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I just got back from my local music radio show on internet only WBKM.org. I played a lot of classic Burlington music, but mixed in a few newer songs too.

lined up before the show:

Moonlight In Vermont – Willie Nelson
Gift Shop – The Tragically Hip

recording begins:

Song before: Essence – The Church Band

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intro

From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. It’s a drizzly rainy night in Burlington and oddly warm for this late in November. Tonight I want to start with the second band I ever saw live. They opened for the Ramones at the Flynn Theater. My friend Christopher Larrow just got a turntable that can rip mp3’s so now I have a copy of this album to play. This is one of those songs that just randomly pops into my head now and then. I hope you enjoy!

1.) Hold Me Tight – The Decentz
2.) You Don’t Like Me, Do Ya? – Pinhead
3.) Wally Rides The Ferry – Zoot Wilson
4.) Every Time I Hear That Mellow Saxophone – Big Joe Burrell & The Unknown Blues Band

Big Joe passed away a few years back, and has a wonderful statue on Church st, but the band are around and playing tonight at Nectar’s to help celebrate the clubs 40th birthday. A lot of great music has been played in that room. OK, it’s time to play the last song on No Need To Beg. I hope you have enjoyed listening to all of those songs as much as I have.

5.) Insomnia – Phil Yates & The Affiliates
6.) I Feel So Dumb – The Decentz
7.) Medula Momblongata – Strung Out
8.) Say It – Anachronist

Great song from the Central Vermont band. Everyone loved to go see Emily play whenever Strung Out performed. Another classic from Decentz. Another great song from Phil Yates. I will be off next week, since it’s Thanksgiving, but the week after I will have to find a new album to play all the way through. This next set should be fun. It’s about girls clubs and boys clubs and motorcycles.

9.) Bad Girls Club – Colin Nicholas Clary
10.) Boys Club – Peg Tassey MUSIC
11.) She’s A Motorcycle – Colin Clary
12.) Faineant – Swale

I love that song about wishing he was a motorcycle and could go where he wants. Well sung Eric Olsen. Motorcycle and Girls Club are from Twee Blues, the album Colin just sent me. Thanks! There are some fun songs on that album. Boys Club is a classic from Peg about the anger that comes from being excluded because of race or sex or whatever. When you think about it the best way to fight terrorism is not with guns and bombs but to make everyone included and feel valued and have a hope of a decent life. It’s really not that hard to figure out. This next song is something that I have had for months on vinyl but have not been able to play for you, since we play all music files at the station. Thanks for ripping the MP3 for this one Chris!!!

13.) Bling Pigs – ROUGH FRANCIS
14.) Heavy Psych – The Cush
15.) Cowgirl In The Sand – The Seth Yacovone Band

Seth and the band played a killer show last week at Nectar’s to help WBKM celebrate its birthday. Joe Moore started the night on solo sax and tossed in a nice cover of Heart Of Gold. Seth played a solo set of Neil Young songs. He began with After The Gold Rush and closed with My My Hey Hey. The full band came on after and opened with Hey Hey My My and played tons of classics, including a killer version of Cowgirl. I was just thinking of the show The Cush played last year at Arts Riot, where they sold me their killer new album. That is the lead off song. Great song from Francis!!! OK, let’s keep rocking.

16.) The Day I Met You – Dirtminers
17.) So They Say – The New Siberians
18.) Who’s Fault Was That – The Snaz
19.) Compared To You – The Decentz

I love mixing something so old like Compared with something so new like Fault. I thought they sounded quite nice together. I’m still impatiently waiting for the next Siberians album. Great song that likely will be on that album. Killer song from Dirtminers. It’s been drizzly and rainy all night and feels a little bit like this.

20.) In The Rain – Plan B
21.) Left One In The Rain – Alice Austin
22.) We Shall Overcome – U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders and 30 VT Musicians

I’m so glad there is one candidate for President talking about the need to create a world where people don’t want to be terrorists, rather than dealing with the repercussions afterwards. Bernie has been doing it for decades. Plan and Alice Austin sure sum up the mood of the evening. Since I have a bit of an international commentary going, I thought this would be fun to play.

23.) Attempt No Landing Aria – Mailbox
24.) Micronesia – Mailbox
25.) TFAY – Elephants of Scotland

I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s not do it next week but rather spend Thanksgiving with our families and not shopping. Let’s do it the week after that, and the week after that…

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Song after dedicated to all the racist sentiment and fear about Syrian refugees: The Perception Of Johnny Punter – Fish

recording ends

Lined up after:

Map Of The World Part 1 – jane siberry
Usual Plays In Heaven/Be Kind And Talk To Me – Active Heed
Down By The River/Like A Hurricane – Real Old & Insane Donkey
I Talk To The Wind – King Crimson
4 Minutes->The Tide Is Turning – Roger Waters
Empire Of The Clouds – Iron Maiden
Siberian Khatru – Yes (official)
La Villa Strangiato – RUSH
Where The Streets Have No Name – U2
Afraid Of Sunlight – Marillion
Orange Like Water – The Cush
Hello Earth->The Morning Fog – Kate Bush
The Awful Ache – The Church
Ball Of Confusion – Love And Rockets
Letter From The 21st – Jeremy Gilchrist
You’ll Be The Sky – Kat Wright & The Indomitable Soul Band
New York My Lovely – Joshua Glass Music
regular programming.

 

Radio Show 135 Thursday November 12, 2015 9-11pm Eastern US Time WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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WBKM Birthday 2015-poster-663×1024

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It was a bit too late last night, or this morning, to write up last night’s local music radio show on WBKM.org, so here I am now.

Lined up before:
The Vigilant Ones – The Cush
Delirious – The Church Band
Edgar Allen Poe – Lou Reed

recording begins
Song before: Symmetry – jane siberry

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intro

From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. It’s going to be a bit of a short show, since the WBKM birthday party starts at Nectar’s at 9:30 and my show runs 9-11. I’m going to hang out for 30 minutes or so, then play some music from last years party. I had a great time last Saturday at the Radio Bean birthday party, where 80 or so bands played. I caught a lot and had a great time. Let’s begin with one of the bands who played a killer set in the afternoon.

1.) Waiting For You – Swale
2.) I’ve Been Down – Bob Wagner
3.) By My Side – Kat Wright & The Indomitable Soul Band
4.) Good Thing – Maryse Smith

Maryse played a killer set at the party. I did not make it late enough to see Kat and the soul band, but did catch a fantastic set with a woman named Maggie and Kat Wright and Bob Wagner. That’s a new song from Bob that he just sent me. Thanks Bob!! Hmmmm, Swale. OK, let’s continue on through No Need To Beg. There are just a couple of more songs to play until I get to choose another album to play all the way through.

5.) Flicker (Song For Clara) – Phil Yates & The Affiliates
6.) The Night Syd Barret Died – Colin Nicholas Clary
7.) Amble Down – Crater Lake
8.) Gettin High – Heavy Plains
9.) Hit – Blue Button

I missed BB’s set at Radio Bean, but did catch them with Aspero Siacos and Heavy Plains at Finnegan’s the night before. Killer show. There was an article on Noisey about the local music scene that talked about local bands with links to listen to their music. The only one I did not know was Crater Lake so I thought I should check them out. Pretty good stuff. Colin played a great version of Syd at the Bean birthday party. Lovely song from Phil Yates and the band. OK, I’m going to head over to the party. I think Joe Moore is on soon, or now. Here is some music from last year’s party. The first few will be rock songs from Bob Wagner and the Book ‘Em Blues Band. When it starts sounding like Neil Young, that will be Seth Yacovone Band playing as Real Old and Insane Donkey. See you next week.

10.) Intro/Have You Ever Loved A Woman – Book ‘Em Blues Band
11.) Crossroads – Book ‘Em Blues Band
12.) Little Wing – Book ‘Em Blues Band
13.) Bamboozled By Love – Book ‘Em Blues Band
14.) Rocking In The Free World – Real Old and Insane Donkey
15.) Cowgirl In The Sand – Real Old and Insane Donkey
16.) Powderfinger – Real Old and Insane Donkey
17.) Down By The River – Real Old and Insane Donkey
18.) Like A Hurricane – Real Old and Insane Donkey
19.) Hey Hey, My My – Real Old and Insane Donkey
20.) Sayonara – Black Rabbit (since when after Joe’s set I popped back to the station and noticed that the players had shortened the time and the show was going to end early)
outro

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Songs after: Raingods Danding/Make It Happen – Fish
See Emily play

recording ends
regular programming

 

WBKM 7th Birthday Party with Devin Gallucci, Bud and Budd The Kind Buds, The Seth Yacovone Band, and The Book ‘Em Blues Band at Nectar’s November 15, 2014   Leave a comment

Book 'Em Blues band at WBKM 7th Birthday Party photo by Wbkm

Book ‘Em Blues band at WBKM 7th Birthday Party photo by Wbkm

I had a great time seeing music at the Wbkm Dot Org 7th birthday party at Nectar’s on Saturday night. The show started around 7 but I had to work until 8. I did a reasonably quick turnaround at home and arrived a little after 9 and Bud & Budd ~ The Kind Buds were on stage. Everyone knew that Bud on the right was a great guitar player, but Bud on the left was pretty extraordinary too. Together they weaved their guitars and voices seamlessly to create some magical songs. I only caught a couple of songs but they seemed to have a pattern of creating a really nice song, then as it got into the middle section they brought the music to tremendous heights, before gently returning it to an average normal brilliant song. It was truly breathtaking. As I had just arrived, I chatted with Tony Gallucci and Eric Koval for a bit, but mostly paid attention to the band. They wrapped up the set with a mellow version of Deal that floated along nicely, then started building and building in the middle until it seemed like the whole room would explode, then dropped it back into the chorus, and let the ending play out. I had a vague memory of being impressed with them before and was completely blown away Saturday. I’ve got to get their music on my radio show!
During the switchover, I chatted with Rich Haskell, and before the next band stated a few of us Wbkmers took the stage and Tony chatted with the audience about the station and 7 years of music.
We hopped off stage and Real Old & Insane Donkey (really The Seth Yacovone Band) started rocking. Everyone knew that Seth was a great guitar player, but the guitar player on the left was pretty extraordinary too. I missed his name but he and Seth traded leads all night long and both were stunning. The rhythm section was super solid and the whole set was songs from Neil Young & Crazy Horse. They opened with a solid Rocking In the Free World then wowed the packed room with Powderfinger. The next was a fun mid-tempo obscure Neil song who’s name eludes me, but was lots of fun. They turned it up to eleven and played a long and joyous Cowgirl In The Sand. Mere words cannot capture how amazing it was. It seemed to go on forever and was blissful for every note. The next one was a mid-tempo rocker. I think it was Welfare Mothers (they definitely played it but I did not keep track of order of the songs), then unleashed Cortez The Killer. Unfortunately, the guitar player not named Seth lost his amp in the middle, though fortunately he got in a nice solo before it burned out. D.Davis was on it and exchanged his amp for the burned one, and had the guitar back in the game by the end of the song. Seth did a great job holding it together, though I’m sure the song would have been greater without the glitch. They followed with a killer rock version of Fucking Up that made me wish the amp burned out in that one, just for humor’s sake. They played a couple of more obscure Neil tunes then floored the room with Down By The River. They followed with a stunning Like A Hurricane and wrapped it up with a super heavy My My Hey Hey. It was a truly tremendous show.
Usually, at the Wbkm birthday parties, Tony’s kids play a set or two, During the set break I chatted with Michele Clifford Streeter and Annemarie Gallucci and asked about the opening band Bruise Box. That was a band with their kids, but a last minute breakdown had only Devin Gallucci play solo. It must have taken a lot of courage to not have your band and just get up and play anyway. I wish I had been there to see it.
Up next, the Book ‘Em Blues Band took the stage. Everyone knows that Bob Wagner is a great guitar player, But D. Davis, the guitar player on the right was pretty extraordinary too. Joined by the one man symphony, John Rogone, on bass, and the constantly attacking Russ Lawton on drums, the band were super tight and quite stunning. The songs were mostly blues classics that I did not know. It didn’t matter. They played so well, everything sounded great. The place was packed and people were dancing like crazy. The first set was not too long, and I was getting tired. It had been a long day. In the set break I headed to the WBKM studio a couple of doors down to find a less crowded bathroom. I ran into Eric and we wandered into the studio and chatted a bit. We then headed back and the band were onstage ripping up the second set. I think they were playing a Dead song when we walked in, but I’m not sure. I was really tired and barely still standing at this point, but had to stick around as they let loose a killer version of Frank Zappa‘s Bamboozled By Love. I’m sure they played a bunch more killer songs, but that was it for me. I took the happy gentle walk home with a heart full of music and a deep appreciation for all the staggering musical talent that we get in this town.

Devin Gallucci  at WBKM 7th Birthday Party photo by WBKM

Devin Gallucci at WBKM 7th Birthday Party photo by WBKM

The Kind Buds at WBKM photo by Wbkm

The Kind Buds at WBKM 7th Birthday Party photo by Wbkm

 

Seth Yacovone Band  at WBKM 7th Birthday Party photo by WBKM

Seth Yacovone Band at WBKM 7th Birthday Party photo by WBKM