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Radio Show 184 Thursday November 17, 2016 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 can be heard over the air on both sides of the Champlain Valley or streamed from the Facebook page link above. It will run from 9-11pm US Eastern time and will go as follows.

Song before: First We Take Manhattan (live) – Leonard Cohen

intro

From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. I want thank Higher Ground for sponsoring our station. They’ve got a huge show with Kat Wright releasing her new album By My Side tomorrow. I want to begin tonight with the many reports of bullying and swastika painting and acts of intimidation that have been happening since the election. We need to investigate every incident and call people out on their mean language and horrible actions. It’s time to look at ourselves as a country and encourage our good nature and step past the darker elements in our soul. It’s time to acknowledge that we’ve got problems.

1.) You’ve Got Problems – Kat Wright & The Indomitable Soul Band
2.) Bird On The Sea – The New Siberians
3.) Are We Mad? – David Rosane & The Zookeepers
4.) Children Of The Stars – Madaila

We are going to have to remember that we are all in this together and do our part to add positive actions to our community. After all, we all live under the same stars. David Rosane has written some great post election analysis of what’s going on and what can be. He also writes great songs. The Siberians sing about love saving us and we will need to keep that in mind. Great new song from Kat and the band. The story of how that came together is pretty great. OK, here comes the last song from Song For My Double. I’ll be off next week for Thanksgiving and in December I will start a new album to play all the way through, song after song, week after week, until it is done.

5.) No One – Invisible Homes
6.) Shy Spiders – Villanelles
7.) 2000 – The Pants
8.) Hey, That’s No Way To Say Goodbye (live) – Leonard Cohen

A lot of local musicians have been saddened by the death of Leonard. He will be sorely missed but the staggering body of work that he left us can come alive every time someone plays one of his songs or reads one of his poems. There was a beautiful gathering of local artists on Monday at Light Club Lamp Shop and that can happen whenever we want to make it happen again. Kirk Flanagan did a great version of Hey at that show, and he also played one Leon Russel song. Pants were a classic band from Burlington’s ’90’s. Spiders is a modern classic. Great song, and album, from Homes. Here’s another Burlington classic.

9.) You Don’t Like Me, Do Ya – Pinhead
10.) Wally Rides The Ferry – Zoot Wilson
11.) Destiny Waits – Bud & Budd ~ The Kind Buds
12.) New Atlantis – Aaron Flinn

Great song by Aaron. He played a couple of Cohen songs on Monday. Bud Johnson and Budd are so kind and great performers. Zoot used to rock out town in the ’80’s and Pinhead played back then too. Those songs have been around for a while but this next one is brand new.

13.) Waiting – Mr. Doubtfire
14.) The Interrogator (Enhanced) – Milton Busker
15.) Lean In – When Particles Collide
16.) Blue Light Shine – Gabrielle Douglas and the Dwellers

We will all have to shine our loving lights a lot in the next four years. Particles are out and about fighting sexism and rocking our world. Hopefully, Milton’s song will not be as on the mark as it seems like it might be. Great new song from Doubtfire. This next band are at The Monkey House tomorrow. Let’s take a walk around town with Diane Sullivan and Becky.

17.) Yayo – Dirty Blondes
18.) Hold Me Tight – The Decentz
19.) Diamond Days – The Lavas
20.) Undecided – Rocketsled

Rocketsled will get the band back together next January. I loved that one Lavas album. The Decentz played back in the early ’80’s. OK, let’s keep rocking.

21.) Comm To Space – ROUGH FRANCIS
22.) Can’t Feel It – Vetica
23.) That’s When I Reach For My Revolver – Ninja Custodian
24.) Little French Earthquakes – Phil Yates & The Affiliates

Phil was at the Cohen show too. I love that song by him and the band. Ninja played in the late ’80’s and early ’90’s and always rocked the house with that one. I love that Vetica song. Such a classic from Francis. Here’s another classic from the ’90’s.

25.) Poem For Torin (Ethan’s Stoned) – Peg Tassey MUSIC
26.) Great Escape – Jeremy Gilchrist – Singer-Songwriter
27.) My Hero, The Enemy – Gregory Douglass

Great song from Gregory. Jeremy Gilchrist played at the Cohen show and Peg Tassey was there too, but just to listen. I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. I’m off next week but will be back to do it again soon.

outro

Songs after:
Arc Of the Curve – Fish
Epic/Pointless Endeavors – John Wesley
Strontium Burning – TILT
Alone – Children in Paradise
Dance Me To The End Of Love (live) – Leonard Cohen
New York My Lovely – Joshua Glass Music

 

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Radio Show 147 Thursday February 25, 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.ORG. I played a few new songs, a few classics, a few that were mellow and a few that were metal.

Songs before:

Parisian Walkways – Greg Lake and Gary Moore
This Is The Sound – Folksongs For The Afterlife
New Americana – Halsey
Vitamin Dee – Persian Claws

recording begins

Song Before: Escape Is At Hand For The Traveling Band – The Tragically Hip

Promo

Intro

From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Binger have been playing some great shows lately, both in Burlington and all around. They have a brand new song that features Stephanie Heaghney on vocals, and the usual spiritually alive lyrics. Let’s take a listen.

1.) If I knew – Binger
2.) We Shall Overcome – Bernie Sanders
3.) Freeway – David Rosane and the Zookeepers
4.) This Land Is Your Land – VT Artists

I just love the version of the classic that Kat Wright, Bob Wagner, and lots of others put together to honor Bernie Sanders and to stand behind him. Freeway has a revolutionary spirit, in a Bernie kind of way. I caught David last night at Radio Bean and enjoyed the two songs I heard. He is playing a Bernie benefit in West Newbury on Saturday. Classic from the album Bernie recorded back in the ’80’s. We get to vote for him on Tuesday here in Vermont. Last night, I went out to Higher Ground to see the Wee Folkestra. I don’t have any of their music, but many members of the band played on this album.

5.) A Quiet Pun – Joe Adler
6.) Foxy – Abbie Morin
7.) What’s In California? – Josh Glass
8.) Gold In California – The Red Telephone

I love that new Telephone song. Sean, from the band, played a great show last night at Radio Bean with his new band The Nancy Druids. I caught Josh Glass at the Marriott last Saturday and really enjoyed the show. He did a great version of that song. I caught the first set by Abbie Gail at Nectar’s last Saturday after Josh and loved it. OK, let’s play the last song from Red Flannel Hash.

9.) Where Do We Go? – Black Rabbit
10.) Affection – Guppyboy
11.) My New Mixtape – Eef
12.) Knucklehead – Screaming Broccoli

Classic from Borccoli. Such a fun song. Great new song from Eef. Guppy were a big influence on the Burlington scene in the ’90’s. Great song and album from Rabbit. I saw this band a while ago at Metal Monday and they are coming back to play Nectar’s this Monday. This is dedicated to my brother Ken who is going to the show with me.

13.) Descent Into The Maelstrom – Holy Grail
14.) No Way – Phantom Suns
15.) We Need Bigger Knives – As We Were
16.) Finder – Rocketsled

Great cover of the Madelines song from Rocket. I haven’t seen As We Were for a while but always enjoy them when I do. Killer song from Phantom who have been playing a ton of shows lately. What a rocker from Grail. That should be fun on Monday. This next band come to town every year or so. They are coming back in May with a new album. Here is one of the new songs.

17.) Paycheck – Slingshot Dakota
18.) I Need A Raise – Cave Bees
19.) Morning Again – Doll Fight
20.) Yardsale – Lendway

I miss Lendway. Great rocker from Doll Fight. Don’t we all Cave Bees, don’t we all? Killer new song from Dakota. Is it May yet? Last week I played a song from the new Gregory Douglass album. I dug into it a bit more this week and really liked this one.

21.) The Great Wide – Gregory Douglass
22.) Never Cry – David Rosane and the Zookeepers
23.) Endless War – Jeremy Gilchrist
24.) This Machine – Invisible Homes

Never is another cool song from David. The lyrics suggested the Homes song, and Homes are playing The Monkey House tomorrow. Never also suggested the Jeremy Gilchrist song so I though it would be cool to line those up like that. OK, time for a couple more. Here is another new live song from When Particles Collide.

25.) Storm Cloud – When Particles Collide
26.) That’s When I Reach For My Revolver – Ninja Custodian

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

Outro

Promo

Song after: Poet’s Moon – Fish

recording ends

Delirious – The Church
Every 10 Seconds Before – Active Heed
Green Doors – Lowell Thompson
Winged Victory – Brave The Vertigo
Barstool Blues – Seth Yacovone
Wild Is The Wind – David Bowie
Basalt Anchor – Vedora
King Grifter – The Mountain Says No
Heart Of Lothian – Marillion
Tantalized (live) – The Church
Empire Of The Clouds – Iron Maiden
Starship Trooper – Yes
Natural Science – Rush
Isn’t It A Pity – George Harrison
Love Is Everything – Jane Siberry
All The Love – Kate Bush
If You Get Lost – Swale
Take Me As I Am – October Project
By My Side – Kat Wright and the Indomitable Soul Band
New York My Lovely – Josh Glass
regular programming

As always, I want to thank everyone who made tonight’s show possible. Thanks to: Persian Claws, La Dee, Jeremy Frederick, The Tragically Hip, Binger, Shakir Stephen, Dalton Muzzy, Braden Winslow, Bernie Sanders, David Rosane & The Zookeepers, Kat Wright, Bob Wagner, Dwight & Nicole, Marie Claire Johnson, Joe Adler, Abbie Morin, Abbie Gail, Joshua Glass Music, The Red Telephone, Matt Hutton, Ann Mindell, Black Rabbit, Marc Scarano, Darlene Scarano, Jane Boxall Percussion, Eef, Jedd Kettler, Holy Grail (Official Page), Phantom Suns, Ryan Cohen, As We Were, Casey Merlin Rae, Slingshot Dakota, Carly Comando,Tom Patterson, Cave Bees, Steve Tremblay, Rebekah Whitehurst, Creston Lea, Doll Fight, Kelly Cardigan, Lendway, Michael Clifford, Matthew Bryan Hagen, Kevin Lynam, Todd Gevry, Jeremy Gilchrist – Singer-Songwriter, Invisible Homes, Sean Witters, When Particles Collide, Chris Viner, Sasha Alcott, Ninja Custodian, Brendan Devitt, Doug McAllister, Ted Pappadopoulos, Fish, The Church Band, Active Heed, Umberto Pagnini, Seth Yacovone Band, Vedora, Caroline Marie, The Mountain Says No, Ben Maddox, Andrew Frappier, Marillion, Iron Maiden, Yes (official), RUSH, jane siberry, Kate Bush, SWALE, Amanda Gustafson, Eric Olsen, Tyler Bolles, Kat Wright & The Indomitable Soul Band, and everyone else!!!

 

The new Binger song is here:

 

https://binger1.bandcamp.com/track/if-i-knew-ft-stephanie-heaghney

 

 

Radio Show 98 Thursday February 12, 2015 9-11pm Eastern US Time WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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I just got back from my 98th local music radio show on internet only Wbkm Dot Org. I know it’s almost Valentine’s Day, but I focused more on the minerals that make up our bodies and our earth.

Song before the song before: Ships – Anais Mitchell

Song before: The Cinema Show – Genesis

promo

intro

From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. It’s a cold snowy night in Burlington but lots of people are walking around and not letting it get them down. Last week I talked about how much of our bodies are made of water. Tonight, I will talk about the remaining amount of minerals, the dust that we are, the dust from where we came and the dust we will become. The earth is a medium where things grow out of and into our world. We start as dust and grow into the world and eventually will return to the dust. Let’s begin tonight with Anais Mitchell and Our Lady Of The Underground on WBKM, and this is Burlington’s Kind Of Music.

1.) Our Lady Of The Underground – Anais Mitchell
2.) Garden Flower – Maryse Smith
3.) The Seed (live) – Elephants of Scotland
4.) Sequoia 3 – Binger

We all started from the same root indeed. Humankind began and grew into branching civilizations but we all started from the same root and from the same soil. The soil allows seeds to grow into the world and create flowers and new seeds to go back into the soil, and continue the cycle. Maryse played a sweet version of that Saturday at Radio Bean. Can’t wait to see Elephants in Montreal playing as a side part of the Marillion weekend. OK, let’s step away from the theme and play the next song on Many Things & Many Scenes.

5.) Dreams Elope – Joe Adler
6.) Pocono Pines – Great Western
7.) In The Pines – Vedora

If you want to be out in the pines under a blanket of snow, Vermont is the place to be. It’s so beautiful at this time of year. Nice song from GW. Musicians often start as fans and have other bands that influence the roots of the music they will create. Let’s play a couple of covers and look at some band roots.

8.) Sitting Still (REM cover) – Ninja Custodian
9.) Dizzy (Tommy Roe cover) – Peg Tassey MUSIC
10.) Finder (Madelines cover) – Rocketsled
11.) Rock And Roll Is My Weapon (Ninja Custodian cover) – The Channel Two Dub Band

Ending where we began with that set. The last two were from the Burlington Does Burlington album from many years ago. I love the songs of the band Swale but every once in a while they do a show of cover songs and let people sign up and sing them. They call it Swaleoke. It’s a mixture of pro and amateur singers. A couple of times ago they said I had to sing a song at one, and will do so Saturday night at Radio Bean. I can’t sing so it’s going to be weird. Until then, here is a true Sale song.

12.) The Next Instead – Swale
13.) Asphyxia – Better Things
14.) Black Oil – Doom Service

Oil is part of the earth and helped humankind evolve to where we are but hopefully we can get off it soon. Granted that song is about the X-Files but it’s good to get off that oil too. BT are playing at Nectar’s on Monday and I hope to catch them. Binger are playing on Tuesday and many other days this week. I’m so psyched for the Death World Wide show coming up at the Flynn Theatre tomorrow. This set goes out to my brother Ken who will join me.

15.) Where Do We Go From Here??? – Death
16.) Comm To Space – ROUGH FRANCIS
17.) Let the World Turn – Death

It’s going to be a great show. Nice cover story in the Burlington Free Press today. I thought I would not have any new songs to play and just before I headed down to the show I got this super brand new song.

18.) The Way It Is – Maryse Smith
19.) Santa Anna – Hana Zara
20.) Tell Me – Linda Bassick
21.) When I Was New – Sarah Blacker

Sarah is busy working on a brand new album. I can’t wait. Linda has new stuff coming too, and may stop into my radio show to play some songs in the coming weeks. I can’t wait for Hana’s new album The North. There are going to be so many great songs on it, judging from seeing them live. That’s the title song on Maryse’s new album that should be out soon. She did a great version of it last week at Radio Bean and I hope her leg heals soon. I’m going to cheat a bit an send this out by request to Skipper Horner

22.) At The Hundredth Meridian – The Tragically Hip
23.) Earth Blues – The Eames Brothers Band
24.) Tallest Trees – Slowdim

Great song from the Boston band that I’d love to have someone bring to town sometime. Nice earthy songs from the Vermont and Canadian bands. I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

outor

promo

Song after: Blind To The Beautiful – Fish