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Radio Show 143 Thursday January 28, 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 started a bit mellow, with a couple of new songs, then let it rock.

Lined up before:
Adore – Tilt
The Theater And Its Double – The Church
A Certain Slant Of Light – The Tea Party
Wavelength – The Bears
New Americana – Halsey
Highway Brain – The Cush

Song before: Safe European Home – The Clash

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. One of the legendary Burlington musicians from the ’90’s released a new ep this week. She is celebrating with a release party tonight in California. This is the title song.

1.) Cowboy Summer – Alice Austin
2.) Endless War – Jeremy Gilchrist
3.) Snow In The Controls – Dom The Barber
4.) All The Same To You – Milton Busker

Great song from Milton. I’ve been waiting until it was snowy out to play the Dommer Barber song. It isn’t really snowy out, but is in late January. I have played the Jeremy song before but that was a demo and this is the brand new studio version. Great stuff from Alice, as always. This next band played a fantastic version of this song last week at Signal Kitchen.

5.) Golden Crutch – Swale
6.) Son, You Are No Island – Torres
7.) Year Of The Snake – Tyler Daniel Bean
8.) Jack Sharp – Swale

Swale played a rocking version of that one too. Tyler played that song solo acoustic, but it had a lot of fire, and the version I just played is the full band version. Pretty cool song. Island was the song that stood out the most at the Torres show, though I really liked it all. I love the slow build and heavy surge at the end. I though it would be fun to bookend that set with Swale. OK, here is the next song on Red Flannel Hash

9.) Alienation – Black Rabbit
10.) Throw Me Away – Spill
11.) Nowhere Feels Like Home – Fire The Cannons
12.) Las Vegas – Ninja Custodian

Classic rocker from Ninja. FTC rocked us for a few years in the early 2000’s and put on some pretty intense shows. Spill are another great ’90’s band and that song always grabbed me. I just love that Rabbit song!! There is a cool show happening tomorrow at Twofourtwo Main with these next three bands.

13.) Last Song – Carraway
14.) No Way – Phantom Suns
15.) Nothing Important – Doom Service

Doom have a new album called Live At Mount Doom, so I got that one from that album. Great songs from Phantom and Carraway. I really have to make it to 242 Main tomorrow. OK, let’s keep rocking.

16.) Ladders – Heavy Plains
17.) Great Scott – Wave Of The Future
18.) Too Drunk – The Dirty Blondes
19.) Hello World – Screaming Skull
20.) On A Sunday – Screaming Broccoli

Killer song from the late ’80’s early ’90’s band. That Skull song is so cool. It’s a short intro followed by a shorter burst of intense rock. I just heard that the Blondes are playing at the Bowie tribute thing at Higher Ground tonight and I’m bummed I missed them. That is such a fun song from Wave. Great rocker from Plains. OK, let’s keep rocking.

21.) Little French Earthquakes – Phil Yates and the Affiliates
22.) Not True – Peg Tassey
23.) Blue Light Shines – Gabrielle Douglas and The Dwellers
24.) Plastic Revolution

I keep singing that song “Revolution, Bern style now.” Great rocker from Gabby. Great rocker from Peg. Earthquakes had me bouncing around the studio, but of course, the other songs had me doing that too. OK, let’s keep rocking.

25.) Something I Drew – Farm
26.) Gas And Oil – Gas And Oil
27.) Weapons Factory – The Wards with the Dirty Blondes
28.) Purpose and Object – The Contrarian

I love that song from Casey Merlin Rae. Classic from the ’80’s punk band. That was a re-recorded version with a bit of help from Diane Sullivan on vocals. Great song from Beano’s solo band. Hmmm, Farm. I liked the Torres show so much, I want to toss in another song. This is the title song from the new album.

29.) Sprinter – Torres
30.) The Summer Of Andy – The Cancer Conspiracy

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

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Song after: The Company – Fish

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lined up after:
Angels And Demons – Invisible Homes
Funeral In His Heart – October Project
Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad? – Bob Wagner an the Book ‘Em Blues Band
Cowgirl In The Sand – Real Old and Insane Donkey
Five To One – The Doors
Yours Is No Disgrace – Yes
Empire Of The Clouds – iron Maiden
Wow – Kate Bush
This Is The Sound – Folksongs For The Afterlife
Dancing Class – Jane Siberry
Heroes – King Crimson
Tantalized – The Church
Emerald Lies – Marillion
Fractured Mirror – Ace Frehley
On And On – Michael Schenker Group
Ninjas VS Zombies – Phil Yates
All About You – Kat Wright and the Indomitable Soul Band
Megaphone – Josh Glass
Oh Freedom – Bernie Sanders
We Shall Overcome – Bernie Sanders

 

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Radio Show 138 Thursday December 10, 2015 9-11pm Eastern US Time WBKM.ORG Featuring The Mountain Says No live at WRUV December 9, 2015   Leave a comment

WBKM window by Tim Lewis

WBKM window by Tim Lewis

 

I just got back from my local music radio show on internet only WBKM. I highlighted a couple of the artists who make our town great, one who just left and one who is still playing for us. I also highlighted one of the great institutions that have brought music to our town for decades.

Before: Sealine – The Church Band
The Man’s Too Strong – Dire Straits
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Song before: Orion – Jethro Tull

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Tonight I want to highlight a couple of cool musicians who have brought so much to our town. I’ll get to that in a moment but first something cool happened earlier this week. I finally looked up in the sky and saw Orion. Despite the 50 degree temperatures today, you know winter is coming when Orion appears. This is my favorite local song about Orion.

1.) Stylus of Id – Somah
2.) Art Of Vandalay – Sad Turtle
3.) Super Sexy Science Party – Wave of the Future

Justus Gaston plays guitar both in Sad Turtle and Wave. He’s a pretty cool guy and also plays drums in another cool band. I’ll get to that in a moment. For as long as I have been seeing and listening to music in town there has been a radio station from UVM that has taught people how to be DJ’s and has brought lots of underground music to any who want to listen. The have also done a stunning job of supporting local music for decades. Their local music show is called WRUV Exposure and happens every Wednesday. A few days ago the host, Dom the Barber, sent me a message that one of my favorite local bands would be playing live in the studio. He invited me to join them for the performance and to chat on the air in between songs. That happened yesterday, December 9th from 6:30-8pm. Dom sent me an mp3 of the show and I’m going to play the whole thing for you now. This band features Justus Gaston on drums and this is The Mountain Says No.

WRUV Exposure featuring The Mountain Says No playing live in their studio

4.) Long Term Sermon live – The Mountain Says No
5.) Who Could Say live – The Mountain Says No
6.) Iron And Metal live – The Mountain Says No
7.) Restaurant live – The Mountain Says No
8.) Christmas Sled studio version that Dom played – The Mountain Says No
9.) 3,000 live – The Mountain Says No
10.) Glazerbeam live – The Mountain Says No
11.) King Grifter live – The Mountain Says No
12.) I Know Right live – The Mountain Says No
13.) Ricky The Rider live – The Mountain Says No
14.) Come And Decide live – The Mountain Says No
15.) The Bomb live – The Mountain Says No

Hey guys, Tim here back in the studio. I think I played that whole thing for a few reasons. That is exactly what WRUV sounds like and has always sounded like. I really wanted to thank Justus for all of his contributions to our music scene, and to thanks Andrew Frappier, Ben Maddox, and Jedd Kettler for the same reason. I did it because that was a band playing a full live set that happened in town yesterday so is the sound of Burlington by definition. I did it mostly because I had it as one file and I really wanted to play both new Mountain songs on my show. Up next, I want to thank another person who has put a ton of music into our town. His name is Justin Gonyea and he has promoted a ton of shows at 242 Main and has played in a few bands. He’s off to Seattle and we wish him the best of luck. I’ll play a bunch of his music as a thank you for all he has added. But, before that, let’s play the second song on Red Flannel Hash, the album I am playing all the way through, song for song, week after week.

16.) Too Good – Black Rabbit
17.) Buy Two Get None Free demo – Crime Scene
18) Hello World – Screaming Skull
19.) Black Oil – Doom Service
20.) Monsters Are Due – Doom Service

Justin played in Doom, Skull and did the Crime Scene thing with Bobby Hackney Jr.., Matthew Kimball and a few others just before leaving town. Thank you Justin!!!! Well, I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town, let’s do it again next week, shall we?

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Song after: What Color Is God? live – Fish
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Song In Space – The Church
Orange Like Water – The Cush
regular programming.

The Mountain Says No at WRUV Dec 9 2015 photp by Tim Lewis

The Mountain Says No at WRUV Dec 9 2015 photp by Tim Lewis

The Mountain Says No at WRUV 2 Dec 9 2015 photo by Tim Lewis

The Mountain Says No at WRUV 2 Dec 9 2015 photo by Tim Lewis

Radio Show 96 Thursday January 29, 2015 9-11pm Eastern US Time WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

WBKM CREW

WBKM CREW

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I just got back from my local music radio show on internet only Wbkm Dot Org. I promised it would start a little slow, get a bit experimental, then end with a bang. I think I delivered nicely.

Show before: The ’80’s Ladies playing some ’80’s Genesis

After their show I played:

Firth of Fifth (live) – Genesis (With Peter Gabriel)
To Be Over – Yes (official)
Weeping Willow – Persian Claws

Song before: Lake Song – The Decemberists

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. It’s fairly warm for a January night, through the wind is a little cool. It was a nice walk in this evening and it was a nice walk downtown last night when I saw this first singer at Nectar’s. This is Better Half by Abbie Morin on WBKM and this is Burlington’s Kind Of Music.

1.) Better Half – Abbie Morin
2.) Hopin’ That I’m Wrong – Will
3.) Powder – The New Siberians

Great song from the Siberians last album. They achieved their Kickstarter goal but if people keep chipping in, they will make the album cooler. Love that song from Will. I’ve got to check out Abbie again, maybe sometime when a killer band did not just play before her. OK, on to the next song from Joe Adler‘s Many Things & Many Scenes.

4.) Many A Girl (Back of a Sail) – Joe Adler
5.) Secret Makeout Factory – And The Kids
6.) Lawnfire – The Pants
7.) Burn It Down Bernadette – Phil Yates & The Affiliates

Great song from the upcoming new Phil album. Classic ’90’s band The Pants, and I had to play a song of theirs following the ATK song. Joe Adler & The Rangers Of Danger played a nice version of that at Nectar’s last night, as well as some stunning versions of some of his other songs. I’m slowly getting to know this next band.

8.) This Machine – Invisible Homes
9.) Space Opera – Aram Bedrosian
10.) AV6 – Bad Smell
11.) Give Me All Your Love – Madaila

I should check out their music more. I really like that song. Nice music from Raph Worrick and Jane Boxall Percussion. Burlington is such a small town, I ran into Aram in the grocery store before the show. Last week I played two new Alice Austin songs but she put three out. I would be remiss if I did not play the third one.

12.) What If I Don’t Go? – Alice Austin
13.) Ordinary Day – Milton Busker
14.) Lithuania – Hana Zara
15.) The Time Traveler – Jeremy Gilchrist

Jeremy is doing the Rock Lotto thing Saturday morning. It’s where a bunch of musicians form new bands for the day, write three songs and do one cover and play the songs later that evening at Club Metronome. Any other musicians up for the challenge? It’s a benefit to raise money for Girls Rock Vermont. Great song from Hana. I can’t wait for the new album. It’s going to have tons of great songs!! I love that song by Milton. I saw this next band once, and would like to see them again.

16.) Singing Songs In Your Sleep – Carraway
17.) Grounded – Invisible Jet
18.) Open Road – Death World Wide
19.) Hungry – Heavy Plains

HP have their debut album coming out. They are playing Saturday at The Monkey House. Nice song from Death’s third album. Cool song from the ’90’s in Burlington. OK, let’s rock for a while.

20.) Hello World – Screaming Skulls
21.) Extouring – Jesus Christ and the Hallucinogenic Allstars
22.) Tic Toc – Doll Fight
23.) Vestibule – Blue Button

Killer song from BB. I miss Dollfight. I’ve got to catch JCHA sometime. In Burlington, there is a part of town called the Old North End and its residents are proud.

24.) Old North Ender – James Kochalka Superstar
25.) North Street – Death
26.) Wino – REDadmiral

That song was recorded live at the Old North Ender Pub on North St. Nice song from Death’s third album. It’s almost time to go but let’s rock a bit more.

27.) Everyone Likes To – Swale
28.) Institution Street – The Red Telephone
29.) Carnage – Black Rabbit
30.) Trading Bullets – Fire The Cannons

Nice eponymous song from FTC. Wow, they rocked hard for a couple of years in town. Killer song from Rabbit. I love that rocker from RT. I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

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Song after: Lost Plot (live) – Fish

 

 

Radio Show 89 Thursday December 4, 2014 9-11pm Eastern US Time WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

WBKM CREW

WBKM CREW

 

I just got back from my local music radio show on internet only Wbkm Dot Org. I promised some punk rock and some classic rock, and think I delivered. I also threw in some experimental new stuff.

Song before: Orion – Jethro Tull

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. It’s a chilly night in Burlington. There are a few people waking out and down the beautifully lit Church st. Tonight let’s start with a recording from Nectar’s from the WBKM 7th birthday party a couple of weeks ago. This is the Seth Yacovone Band playing some Neil Young & Crazy Horse on WBKM and this is Burlington’s kind of music.

1.) Cowgirl In The Sand – Real Old & Insane Donkey
2.) Little Wing – Bob Wagner and the Book “em Blues Band

Both of those were recorded at the WBKM 7th birthday party. There is an amazing amount of talent in those two bands! This next band played our birthday show too, but I don’t have a recording of it. This is two great guitarists from another live show.

3.) Destiny Waits – Bud & Budd ~ The Kind Buds
4.) These Summer Nights – Sarah Blacker
5.) Lean In – When Particles Collide

I love that song from the great duo from Maine. Sarah is from Boston but plays Burlington now and then too. Great guitar playing and singing from the Buds. I’ve just been handed a bulletin. This just in, punk rock is alive and well in Burlington Vermont!

6.) Hello World – Screaming Skulls
7.) Green Peaks Dark Valleys – Get A Grip
8.) Vermont City Living – Gorgon
9.) Be Aggressive – BE AGGRESSIVE
10.) Black Oil – Doom Service

Great song about the X-Files in the DS song. They’ve been playing lots of shows in town lately. Love the BA song. Gorgon always rock. Skulls is a new band with Justin Gonyea who is also in Doom. Grip are playing this weekend at Radio Bean. Friday has three can’t miss shows, so I’ll have to miss two. Dino Bravo VT and Crazyhearse are playing The Monkey House, Black Rabbit and Cave Bees are playing Manhattan Pizza and Pub, and ROUGH FRANCIS are celebrating their birthday with Friday and Saturday shows at Radio Bean. Friday they are playing with Varsity Drag, Blowtorch, Blue Button, Pours, and Get A Grip. Saturday they are playing with Ravi Shavi, Endless Jags, Swale, Black Rabbit and DJ Disco Phantom. I work until 9:30 on Friday and 11:30 on Saturday. I’m going to miss a lot of music, but should be able to catch some. OK, let’s go to the next song on Lipstick and Dynamite.

11.) The Invisibles – Black Rabbit
12.) Golden Goose – Cave Bees
13.) Righteous – Rough Francis
14.) Dead Or In Jail – Crazyhearse

All of those bands are great and playing pretty much at the same time. What’s a poor music fan to do? Oh, and Cave Bees have a guy named Creston Lea who is a great guitar player and guitar maker. Check out the video about him if you get a chance! OK, let’s keep rocking.

15.) Tic Toc – Doll Fight
16.) Imaginary – Envy
17.) Weapons Factory – The Wards
18.) Burn – The Dirty Blondes

The Blondes have been rocking town for quite a while. The Wards rocked us in the ’80;s, Envy in the ’90’s and Doll in the 00’s. Love all those songs. I miss Doll Fight. Christine moved on to Boston, I think Kelly formed Gorgon, and Jane Boxall Percussion is doing a million things, like playing with Black Rabbit, Vedora, and something new. On the walk down I noticed Orion in the sky for the first time. Winter is here. Seeing the hunter always makes me think of this song.

19.) Stylus Of Id – Somah
20.) Summer’s Gone – The Cush
21.) Words – Slingshot Dakota
22.) Next Summer Out On The Ice – Endless Jags

I love the new Jags album Sell The Banquet. I’ll likely be working when they are playing. Love Slingshot! Nice video out for The Cush song. I just got this next song before heading down to do the show. This is a piece by Raph Worrick and Jane Boxall, collectively known as Bad Smell.

23.) AV6 (?) – Bad Smell
24.) The Alchemist – Pours
25.) Einstein-Rosen Bridge – Jeremy Gilchrist

Very cool lyrics on the Jeremy song. It’s kind of fun playing some new music and as soon as I heard it, I though it would mix nicely into Pours. OK, let’s go back to the birthday party show for some more Seth.

26.) Down By The River -> Like A Hurricane – Real Old & Insane Donkey

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

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Song after: The Great Unraveling – Fish

 

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The Cush