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Radio Show 120 Thursday July 23, 2015 9-11pm Eastern US Time WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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I just got back from my local music radio show on internet only WBKM.org. I started out with a couple of local highlights from the Neil Young show, then played some great local music.

Song before: Hymnalayas – Gong

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds of Burlington. It’s been a beautiful day in Burlington and lots of people are out and about tonight. It was also a beautiful night last Sunday when Neil Young and The Promise Of The Real came to Essex. He came to Vermont to support our GMO labeling law, which is the subject of his new album The Monsanto Years. This is one of the songs from the album that heavily mentions Vermont and the importance of knowing what we are eating, This is A Rock Star Bucks A Coffee Shop by Neil Young on WBKM, and this is Burlington’s kind of music.

1.) A Rock Star Bucks A Coffee Shop – Neil Young
2.) Moonlight In Vermont – Willie Nelson
3.) Threaded – Jeremy Gilchrist
4.) Dead Summer – Thompson Gunner

It’s summer in Burlington and that was a band from Rutland and that was recorded at Nectar’s. Great new song from Jeremy. At the Neil Young show, Lucas and Micah Nelson were part of the Promise Of The Real. They are the sons of Willie and Lucas sang a great version of Moonlight In Vermont last Sunday in Essex. Oh, yea, it’s summer. Let’s head to the beach.

5.) Beach Song – Mr. Ray Fork
6.) I Wanna Be A Lifeguard – Blotto
7.) Theme Song – Shark Victim
8.) Rising Suns – Mammal Dap
9.) Rise – Barika

Such a nice cool breezy song. If you like that song, head to Radio Bean tomorrow. Mammal just played Summervale earlier this evening. When you go to the beach, obey the lifeguard and watch out for sharks, especially when surfing. So, on Saturday there is a celebration of the Old North End of Burlington. People get together and walk around the ONE and check out art and music and food and what businesses are doing and all sorts of fun things. It’s called The Ramble and this next set of music is dedicated to Burlington’s Old North End.

10.) Old North Ender – James Kochalka
11.) The North – Hana Zara
12.) North Street – Death World Wide

Killer rocker from Death. I love the imagery of the north end in Hana’s song. Loud and Proud nicely describes the ONE, thanks James. OK, it’s time for the next song on JV, the killer new album from The Mountain Says No.

13.) JC And The Beast – The Mountain Says No
14.) Getting High – Heavy Plains
15.) Lean In – When Particles Collide
16.) Nowhere Feels Like Home – Fire The Cannons

I still remember that time when there were not a lot of cool rock bands around for a few months and then came Cannons. Oh, how they rocked so many great shows. Killer song from Particles who are touring all over the US and just played Toronto too. I’m still in awe of Plains from that Nectar’s show. Hmm, Signs And Wonders. Hmmm Mountain. When I put tonight’s show together the beginning just flowed then I hit a wall after Nowhere. I just wasn’t sure where to go next, for a moment.

17.) Where Do We Go? – Black Rabbit
18.) Always Monica – Chin Ho
19.) The Day I Met You – Dirtminers
20.) Mirror Mirror – Joe Adler

Killer song from Joe’s album. He’s done so much for the local music scene, especially writing and playing songs like that. Nice rocker form Raph Worrick and the gang. Classic VT song from Chin. Yet another great song from Rabbit’s new album Red Flannel Hash. Recently, there was a band who played a bunch of shows then just stopped. I’m missing them and feeling a little lacking, like maybe i need to take some vitamins or something.

21.) Vitamin Dee – Persian Claws
22.) Medula Mamblongata – Strung Out
23.) Scattered Birds – Aaron Flinn
24.) The Feeling – Vedora

Killer new song from the second Vedora album. If you liked the whistling on Birds, go check out Aaron next Wednesday at Red Square. Killer song form the classic VT band. I feel a bit better after that shot of Vitamin Dee, I hope you do too. I saw this next band twice last Thursday. They played Summervale, I left then did the show and walked into Light Club Lamp Shop just as they were about to go on. Both shows were great but the later one was out of this world. Here’s a couple of their songs.

25.) Honor Of The Rainbows part 1 & 2 – Arc Iris
26.) Somewhere Far – The Red Telephone
27.) Sayonara – Black Rabbit

I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. I might be off next week seeing the Decemberists but we can to it the week after that, and the week after that…..

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Song after: The Great Unraveling – Fish

 

 

Radio Show 107 Thursday April 23, 2015 9-11pm Eastern US Time WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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I just got back from my local music radio show on internet only Wbkm Dot Org. There was a lot of new music, which is always fun.

Song before: Sparks – The Color Exchange

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds of Burlington. It’s dark now, but the days are getting longer and it was fully twilight when I walked down tonight. Thanks for putting up with all of the Lendway songs last week. I’m not doing that tonight but did want to say I will miss Michael Clifford‘s other band too. Michael, stay safe in California. Enjoy the ocean, but take care to not become a shark victim. This is their theme song on WBKM, and this is Burlington’s Kind of Music.

1.) Theme Song – Shark Victim
2.) Ready To Race – Lendway
3.) Ricky The Rider – The Mountain Says No
4.) Little French Earthquakes – Phil Yates & The Affiliates

Great song from the new Affiliates album No Need To Beg. They played a fun show at New City Galerie last week to release the album. Killer song from Mountain. I cant’ wait to hear the full album. Great song from Lendway and I will miss SV a lot too. Let’s continue to move through Swale’s album The Next Instead. They played this on WCAX recently.

5.) Old School – Swale
6.) I Forgot – Maryse Smith
7.) The Deepest Space – Hana Zara
8.) By My Side – Kat Wright & The Indomitable Soul Band

Great song from Kat and the band. Killer new song from Hana’s album The North. That one really goes into some deep spaces. Great song from the just released Maryse Smith album The Way It Is. This next band opened for Phil, but they played as an acoustic duo, instead of the usual heavy rockers that they are. They did a sweet version of this song.

9.) Neutrino – Black Rabbit
10.) Captain 20 – Barbacoa
11.) Righteous – ROUGH FRANCIS
12.) Relief – Death World Wide

Killer song from the N.E.W. album by Death. Francis played a killer show with Barbacoa last Saturday at Higher Ground. It was cool to see Bill
Mullins play a couple of songs with Francis, and the Barbacoa set with Lowell Thompson was pretty killer too. At the same time that was happening Vedora were playing at Radio Bean so I missed them, but do have a new song from them.

13.) Low Down M2 – Vedora
14.) In Waves – Sarah Blacker
15.) The Whiskey Always Wins – When Particles Collide
16.) The Globe – Landlady

I was so psyched when I heard Landlady were coming to The Monkey House on April 24th (tomorrow) but then realized I would be out of town. Rats. If you are in town, go check them out. Thank me later. Great new song from Particles. If you like that, go to their website where you can pre-order their new EP. That’s the title song from Sarah’s new album that is coming soon. Can’t wait for the full Vedora album. So, tomorrow I’m heading to Montreal for three days of Marillion shows. They have a couple of side shows at a brew pub called Brutopia. On Saturday, Elephants of Scotland are playing so it will be great to see them play in Montreal.

17.) A Different Machine (live) – Elephants of Scotland
18.) Neverland (live) – Marillion

They played at Club Toast once as a three-piece many years ago. So, I totally slacked and missed some chances to see music this week. I’m going to have to catch up with this band soon.

19.) Stop – REDadmiral
20.) Super Sexy Science Party – Wave of the Future
21.) Always Monica – Chin Ho
22.) New Age Woman – Pinhead

Classics from Pinhead and Chin Ho! I love that song from Wave which was recorded live at Nectar’s. OK, time for a few more. Here’s another great one from Maryse.

23.) I Got A Job – Maryse Smith
24.) Avalon – Split Tongue Crow
25.) Something I Drew – farm
26.) Resurrection – Death

Another cool song from their new album. Great song from Farm. I hope Split Tongue Crow have a new album soon, the first one has so many beautiful songs. 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: Dancing In Fog – Fish

 

Radio Show 102 Thursday March 12, 2015 9-11pm Eastern US Time WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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I just got back from my local music radio show on internet only Wbkm Dot Org. I played a couple of songs to celebrate my father’s 85th birthday today, and played some fun quirky songs.

The ’80’s Ladies each picked a full album to play, to get ready for St Patrick’s Day, from 7-9, so the station played U2’s The Joshua Tree in it’s entirety followed by The Cure’s Disintegration.

Song before: The Cure – Thompson Gunner

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Tonight, I’m going to cheat a little and begin with a non-local song. Today is my dad’s 85th birthday, so I want to start with something he will appreciate. He’s always been a great father and spent much of his life volunteering in our community. Happy Birthday Dad!

1.) What’s The Buzz-Strange Thing Mystifying – Jesus Christ Superstar soundtrack
2.) Addison County Clay – Dirtminers
3.) Ninjas VS Zombies – Phil Yates
4.) Shadow And Act – Invisible Homes
5.) Sparks – The Color Exchange

Exchange are from North Carolina, but stopped by Nectar’s on Tuesday, and played a fantastic show. I was tired, but their energy was so high that I loved every note. Homes and Phil played killer sets that night too! I know my dad has spent some time struggling with Addison county clay in his lifetime, and hope he appreciated the lyrics. I’m bummed I did not make it to Radio Bean last Saturday to see these next two bands.

6.) See You At Eight – Villanelles
7.) Into The Light – Great Western
8.) Dancing In Dreamtime – Jerichovox

I just got that album yesterday and really like Dreamtime. I will have to check farther into it soon. Great songs from two great bands. There’s a Villanelles related movie happening at Arts Riot Saturday, and Maryse Smith and others are playing live. OK, last week I finished playing Many Things & Many Scenes, the excellent album from Joe Adler. Tonight, let’s start a new album to play song by song, week after week, until we’ve heard it all. Let’s jump into the first song from Swale’s The Next Instead.

9.) Everyone Likes To – Swale
10.) She Brings Me – Sistas in the Pit
11.) Dead Or In Jail – Crazyhearse
12.) Tibbar Tibbar – Black Rabbit

Rabbit are making some killer new music, but I still love that older song. Great rocker from the Crazy band who are playing all over Vermont, it seems. I loved the Sistas show with Death World Wide and ROUGH FRANCIS, and just had to play that song again. Hmmm, Swale. Here’s a fun song from an album that will be released soon.

13..) Co-Pilot – Phil Yates & The Affiliates
14.) Always Monica – Chin Ho
15.) New Age Woman – Pinhead
16.) Highway Girl – The Skamaphrodites

I hadn’t played ska in a while so I had to break that one out. Classics from Pinhead and Chin Ho. This next song is just one of those songs I’ve loved for years. Thanks Caroline Marie for such a great song!

17.) Once Upon – Vedora
18.) Teenage Mother Earth – The Red Telephone
19.) Chop Wood-Carry Water – Zola Turn

Those were just three classic Burlington songs, though RT were in Boston when they wrote that song about Medford. OK, let’s play some songs to highlight Burlington’s quirky side.

20.) Hedgehogs – The Toes
21.) Mixtape – Shark Victim
22.) Womb With A View – Heavy Plains
23.) Cassette – Slingshot Dakota

Toes and Shark have some delightfully quirky music. Remember when you would use a cassette to make a mixtape for the girl you liked, to find a way to connect? I’m not sure how it works in the digital age, but it’s a powerful enough memory that SV and HP have released their newest albums on cassette. OK, at this point I’m long on songs and short on time, so let’s run to the end.

24.) Ricky The Rider – The Mountain Says No
25.) TFAY (live) – Elephants of Scotland
26.) Don’t Cough Me Out – Slowdim
27.) Despite The Rain – Starlight Conspiracy
28.) In The Rain – Plan B

It’s that time of year when temperatures are rising and precipitation will now come as rain. I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

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Songs after: Crucifix Corner – Fish
Superstar->The Crucifixion->John Nineteen Forty-One – Jesus Christ Superstar soundtrack

 

Radio Show 69 Thursday July 3, 2014 9-10pm Eastern US Time WBKM.ORG   1 comment

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I just got back from the Independence day version of my local music radio show on internet only Wbkm Dot Org.

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The Star Spangled Banner – Jimi Hendrix

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Last Friday I went to see our local minor league baseball team, The Vermont Lakemonsters. To begin the game they had Aram Bedrosian come out and play The Star Spangled Banner on bass. He did a beautiful job. I don’t have a version of him playing it, so listen to one of his songs and imagine. This is Space Opera on WBKM, and this is Burlington’s Kind Of Music.

1.) Space Opera – Aram Bedrosian
2.) In The Rain – Plan B
3.) Soft Fireworks – Swale

Whenever I think of the 4th of July, I hear the line Soft Fireworks, lighting up the sky. Both that and the Plan B song have a nice mellow relaxed feel, which goes nicely with this mellow rainy day. That said, there are fireworks coming soon. This song is not about fireworks, but is about fire.

4.) Black Cat – Black Rabbit
5.) Black and RED – ROUGH FRANCIS
6.) WHITE Lizard – Shark Victim
7.) A New Kind Of BLUE – The Cush

I’ve loved that Cush song forever. That was a fun song from SV, and Rough Francis always rock. I though it would be fun to play with the patriotic color scheme. Up next is the second song from Ninja Jane.

8.) Tastes Like Nothing – Zola Turn
9.) Dead Summer – Thompson Gunner
10.) Fireworks – The Tragically Hip

The Hip are from Canada, but play Burlington so often, they are honorary Vermonters. It’s the hot, humid dead summer, and that’s a killer song by those guys from Rutland. Well, the fireworks are starting soon, so I’m going to duck out to watch them. Here are a couple of songs to take you out. I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town, let’s do it again next week, shall we?

11.) Errol McSquisitor – Elephants of Scotland
12.) Yours Sincerely – Persian Claws

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Song after- Big Wedge – Fish

 

 

Radio Show 44 Thursday January 9, 2014 9-10pm Eastern US Time WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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I just got back from my 44th local music internet only radio show on WBKM. I had a bunch of new music to load in, but had a problem after the second disc (still stuck in the computer). I improvised. I’m still feeling a bit off or I would be at Manhattan Pizza seeing Kairos and Wave of the Future, I think Shark Victim would have finished their set before my show ended.

Song before: Moongirl – Stellastarr

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the sounds of Burlington. Let’s go way back to the 1970″s for I’m Ready by the N-Zones on WBKM and this is Burlington’s kind of music.

1.) I’m Ready – The N-Zones
2.) On My Way – Hover
3.) Voodoo Camero – Wide Wail
4.) Folsom Prison Blues – Zoot Wilson

Zoot is a legend in this town. He did great stuff on his own and with the N-Zones. Wide Wail rocked us hard for a few years. Brad Searles is a great guy and Hover always sounded intriguing. When I was very young, my parents took me to Memorial Auditorium to see Johnny Cash. I will always remember that. This next artist has been playing her heart out for years. She has been writing great songs and recently made a very wonderful video. This song is appropriate for the cold weather in Burlington tonight.

5.) Shiver – Sarah Blacker
6.) Naomi’s Back – Fire The Cannons
7.) White Lizard – Shark Victim

SV are likely just about to hit the stage at Manhattan Pizza. If I wasn’t here, that’s where I would be. FTC used to rock out town like crazy!!! I love all of the effort Sarah put into the song and video. Next, let’s play the last song from To A Star In The Yard.

8.) Blink And We Miss – Alice Austin
9.) The Day You Left This Earth – Split Tongue Crow
10.) Think I’ll Stay – Great Western

Love seeing GW play that song. They really let it rock at the end when they do it live. Great song from STC. Next up is a band with one of the best names ever.

11.) See Me On My Way – Superhuman Happiness
12.) Walkingincircles – Raq
13.) A New Kind Of Blue – The Cush

Love the power and grace of the Cush. Raq recently played at Nectar’s. It’s time for me to be on my way. I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

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Speaking of videos, Fish is collecting images for the video he will do for this next song.

Song after: Blind To The Beautiful – Fish

 

Radio Show 38 Thursday November 21 , 2013 9-10pm Eastern US Time WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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I just got back from my local music, internet only, radio show on Wbkm Dot Org. The show had a bit of a theme.

Song before: Every 10 Seconds Before – Active Heed

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From our small city, to the great big wold, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. It’s getting colder, but there were still people walking around Church st. They were playing music on the street and in the bars. Last week I opened with a song about California by Joshua Glass. Tonight let’s start with New York, My Lovely on WBKM, and this is Burlington’s kind of music.

1.) New York, My Lovely – Josh Glass
2.) Lonely Man – Ana Pardenik
3.) Die A Little – Satori Bob

John Baumann and Satori Bob used to play Burlington all the time. He moved out west but this song has the great Robert Gagnon on it. Bob is such a great player and has a wonderful Vermonter dry wit. Best Facebook poster ever? I love Anna’s songs and that one seemed to fit the mood of the day. Next up is another of those staggeringly great players in Burlington.

4.) The Ground Is Giving UP – Aaron Flinn and Salad Days
5.) Monarch Butterfly – Jenny Montana
6.) My Atom Girl – The Dirtminers

That’s a great song by the Dirtminers about the father of the Pakistani atomic bomb. Here in Burlington we like to look at, and listen to, the events of the world and try and make sense of them. Raph Worrick and Jeff LaBossiere and company do a great job of it on that song. It’s really catchy too. Jenny used to play a bunch of the Women Exposed in Fold Fashion and Rock And Roll shows, that Gabrielle Douglas used to always be a part of. I love that song from Jenny. Next up is the next song from the great album, To A Star In The Yard.

7.) Keeping You Wild – Alice Austin
8.) On The Radio (?) – My Other Friend
9.) Dead Summer – Thompson Gunner
10.) The Blackout – The Static Age

Static were an ’80’s band in the 2000’s that gave us the mega talented Bobby Hackney Jr. on drums who went on to front ROUGH FRANCIS and Marie Claire Johnson who rocked hard with Fire the Cannons, wrote some great solo piano songs that I really miss and would love to play, and met up with Mike Gordon for a tour. She often plays at Honky Tonk Tuesdays at Radio Bean. I had a great time at the Bean last week seeing Blue Button and Rough Francis on Saturday and Hana Zara on Sunday. This Saturday Thompson are playing. My Other Friend came to town once and I bought their three song CD that has no song titles. Great stuff though.

Tomorrow is the 50th anniversary of the assassination of JFK. A lot of people have a lot of opinions, but the fact is it was a tragedy that stunned the nation and effects us deeply 50 years later. People in Burlington like to think things through and try to organize thoughts to make sense of worldly events. Black Rabbit do a great job of it on this song about that horrible event in our history.

11.) Mark My Words – Black Rabbit
12.) Ruffians – Rough Francis
13.) Destroying Everything They See – Blue Button
14.) I’m Sick Of It – Shark Victim

SV are always fun. BB and RF rocked the Bean hard on Saturday. Thanks guys!! 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 Blind To The Beautiful – Fish

Radio Show 35 Thursday October 31 , 2013 9-10pm Eastern US Time WBKM.ORG   3 comments

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I just got back from my local music internet radio show, number 35, on WBKM.ORG. It was Halloween, so I decided to have some fun. I came up with the idea a while ago, but wasn’t sure if I could pull it off. I think I did. I thought, what if I was hanging out with a traveler between worlds, and I got caught in a spirit world. I thought he would do the show and open a door back for me.

Song before: Please Mr. Gravedigger – David Bowie

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Good Evening. It is I, Mister E Ghoul, here to play some songs for you, on Halloween. Unfortunately, the one you quaintly know as Tim, cannot be here this evening. Earlier, we were chatting with the spirits, and they lured him over, to the other side. But the spirits, are like your mortals, and subject to fear. Maybe we can scare them into, sending Tim back to you. Let’s begin, with a band, quaintly called farm, and their tale of the Devil on WBKM. Boo!lington’s kind of music.

1.) Devil – Farm
2.) Our Lady Of The Underground – Anais Mitchell
3.) Graveyard Before Dark – Alice Austin
4.) Vampyre – David L. Jarvis

Again, it is I, Mister E Ghoul. Poor Tim, has yet to return. Surely the lure of his friend Dave Jarvis, and the fright of the dreaded vampyre, should have worked. But No. They seem unmoved by Alice Austin’s tale of the Graveyard Before Dark, and of Anais Mitchell’s Our Lady Of The Underground. ‘Tis no matter. I shall continue on. Perhaps Tim’s friends in Cold Sweat, and their tale of Monsters, will sever the spirits hold. If not, some chaotic music of Burlington shall emanate, from what you quaintly call, WBKM, and the borders between the worlds shall break down.

5.) Monsters – Cold Sweat
6.) Hedgehogs – The Toes
7.) Death – Cccome?
8.) Theme Song – Shark Victim

It is I, again, and Tim is still locked from this earthly realm. The borders are beginning to shimmer, as some spirits remember passing on, as victims of sharks. Tim’s friends Michael Clifford and J Boom Mateik have done well, but not well enough. Tim has the deepest respect for Lee Anderson, and his earthly incarnation, Radio Bean. His band Cccome? and their song Death, could have brought him back, but the spirtis have a stronger hold him than I thought, or he has a stronger hold on them. I thought for sure the lure of the quirky band called The Toes, and their tale of Heghogs, would compel Tim to return, to what you quaintly call a dance floor. But no matter. It’s time to get serious. How many spirits can we catch in Vedora’s Dragnet, that was released from WBKM?

9.) Dragnet – Vedora
10.) When The Lord Comes – The Vacant Lots
11.) Knight Ov Swords – The Contrarian

Again it is I, Mister E Ghoul. The Contrarian’s tale of the Tarot and the Knight Ov Swords, has visibly, or invisibly, to most of you, shaken the spirits, and yet their grip remains. The Vacant Lots story, of When The Lord Comes, has started to open a door, but will Tim come back through? It’s time for the ultimate lure, not that it really matters, mind you, for Tim is perfectly safe. While he is still lost, there is no danger. But there comes a time, when you must dwell in your world, and I must dwell in mine. The power of Tim’s friend Sean Altrui, and the lure of his love for Swale, should be enough to bring him back.

12.) If You Get Lost – Swale
13.) Sirens – Sean Altrui

(Sirens is a drum only song that gets more and more intense. As it was playing, I kicked on the microphone, which lowered the song volume, and with speakers on in the room, which produced a freaky echo, as Ghoul, chanted the following:

On this night of Hallow’s eve
When crossing plains you can achieve
Know the realm that thall shalt dwell
Release to theirs break this spell
Send Tim home without delay
To Burlington straghtaway

I went through it twice, then kicked the drums back to full sound. They rocked hard for two minutes, then I mixed it directly into the Sinatra outro)

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Hey guys, Tim here. What’s happening? Oh no, it’s 10 and my show is already over. I got it all set, then was waiting for E, I, um, er, must have dozed off on the couch. I’m so sorry about that. Hmm, the list of songs that just played are my set list, did E play it for you? I’m so embarrassed, I don’t know what to do. I guess all I can do is play my next song. This is Fish’s most Halloween song.

Song After: Shadowplay – Fish