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Radio Show 34 Thursday October 24 , 2013 9-10pm Eastern US Time WBKM.ORG   2 comments

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I just got back from internet radio show number 34 on WBKM.ORG. I’m assuming you all turned down the sound on the world series to listen in. If not, the archived copy of the show will be available sometime. I played a set of shimmering songs and opened with an Orion, and the coming of winter, theme. The tagline for Stylus is: I don’t mind the cold, Orion…..

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 been a chilly day, and it’s a cold night here in the Champlain Valley. Winter is coming and it’s the time of Orion to light the sky. This is a song called Stylus of Id by a band called Somah on WBKM, and they are Burlington’s kind of music.

1.) Stylus Of Id – Somah
2.) All My Life – Wide Wail
3.) The Possibility Shop – The Red Telephone

Sean Toohey and Matt Hutton are such great songwriters and performers and have played lots of great music in Burlington. With a line like, you can stop at the costume shop, I though it was an appropriate song to play, since Halloween is next week. Definitely tune in, I have a cool show lined up for Halloween, which is next Thursday. I’ve got some great dark local music, and I think, a special guest. Wide Wail were stunning at times and rocked this town hard. Somah have lots of great songs, and this one always reminds me of this time of year. Next up is, essentially, the tile song of Alice Austin‘s To A Star In The Yard. It’s the second song on the album and I will work my way through the full disc, over the next several weeks.

4.) Shoots Like You – Alice Austin
5.) Not True – Peg Tassey
6.) Sunflower Street – David L. Jarvis
7.) Kick The can – Cave Bees

The Bees came back from Texas for the summer, but haven’t played too much. Hopefully they will play a show or two before they go back. Dave is in Texas, and when he comes back to New York, I hope he writes more great songs like Sunflower. Peg can be regal and majestic, but at times she can just rock. This is one of those times. Alice rocks too and was such a huge part of the Burlington music scene for so many years. Next up, let’s play some blues, St Albans style.

8.) St. Albans Blues – farm
9.) The River Hymn – The Sweet Remains
10.) Matilda Bridge – The Cush
11.) Breathing In – The Hero Cycle

I love the huge swell in Breathing. Matilda is so shimmering and cool and sounded great coming out of River. Hmmm Farm. OK, it’s almost time to go. I should grab another drink.

12.) One More Drink – Will
13.) Unstopable – Lendway
14.) Come to Space – ROUGH FRANCIS

I loved the way the chaos at the end of the Lendway song mixed into the chaos of the Space beginning. Great Rock from Francis. Great harmonies from Lendway. Great song by Will. I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

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Tim here for a moment more. This is the title song from Fish’s new album

Song After – A Feast Of Consequences – Fish

 

 

 

 

Radio Show 19 Thursday July 4, 2013 9-10pm Eastern US Time WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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I just got back from radio show 19 on WBKM.ORG.  I felt like last week’s show was a bit boy heavy so I tipped the scales, a bit, the other way.

Song Before: America – Yes (live Burlington?) (Burlington seems to be a dream to me now)

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds of Burlington.  It’s our nations birthday and it’s summer and it’s hot and humid and this is Sarah Emily Blacker on WBKM, and this is Burlington’s kind of music.

1.) These Summer Nights – Sarah Blacker

2.) In the Rain – Plan B

3.) Sexy Flowers – Peg Tassey

Talked about it raining a couple of times a day, at varying intensity, lengths, with optional lightning.  But, we are getting some sun, thus we are getting sexy flowers.  Said I was tempting fate by playing the plan B song, but other than the two rainstorms today, it’s been a nice late afternoon and evening.  Sarah is releasing her new CD (EP) at Radio Bean next Friday, July 12.  Next we continue on with New Appreciation For Sunshine.  This song is a bit retro and quite lovely.

4.) Sea Green – The Cush

5.) Muskrat Love – Cave Bees

6.) My Red – The Lava’s

7.) Sunflower Street – The David L. Jarvis Band

Lovely song from a talented classic Burlington musician, Dave Jarvis.  He’s been serving our country and I could not be more proud of him.  He may be in town hanging out at the OP on Monday.  Before that was a louder take on a retro song, courtesy of the Austin sisters.  I love the Cave Bees slow song, and knew that it would go great out of Sea Green.  Love the line about eyes shooting laser beams.  It’s the 4th of July.  Happy Birthday America.  I went to the fireworks last night, then went to Signal Kitchen and took a chance and saw some live music.  This next band is a friend of Burlington.

8.) Fireworks – The Tragically Hip

9.) Dead Summer – Thompson Gunner

10.) Nowhere Feels Like Home – Fire The Cannons

Talked about being alone at Signal Kitchen last night, and thinking about how being in a venue when music is about to happen, feels like home.  I dedicated it to all the people who do not know where they are in the world.  I said, a long time ago, I was in a place where I did not know what to do or where to go, and by going out to see bands, I found a home in the places where music happens.  Talked about loving the Gunner song, and maybe they would admit there was something on the radio tonight.  That song was live from Nectar’s and Tony’s, one of the guys who makes WBKM happen, kids are playing in two bands tomorrow at Nectar’s from 5-6:30.  Talked about seeing The Hip play Fireworks in Verdun, with the international Fireworks fest in the background.  Happy Birthday America!  This band has a new album coming soon.  Until it’s out, listen to this.

11.) Tic Toc – Doll Fight!

12.) Oh Dirty Blondes – The Dirty Blondes

13.) Let It Shine – Rachel Brown

14.) When Will The Light Come – Sarah Blacker

Sarah is coming to town soon.  Rachel used to sing in town a long time ago.  What a voice!  The Blondes will be playing the Precipice at the end of the month.  Joe Adler and the folks at Radio Bean are doing a great job putting the three day local music festival together.  Nice “cover” of the Lennon song  Hmmmm, Doll Fight!

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: Jungle Ride – Fish

During the outro the Rachel song started playing loud.  I may have panicked and stopped things, even though her song was not in either of the players.  It turned out that Media player just started playing.  I hope I did not mess anything up too bad.  At least it happened after the show.  After the Fish, I stuck in I dig Love from George Harrison, followed by US Blues by the Grateful Dead.  Regular programming followed, with, no doubt, lots of cool tunes.

Radio Show 14 Thursday May 30, 2013 9-10pm Eastern US Time WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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I just got home from radio show number 14 on WBKM.ORG. It was a warm sweaty night, with lots of motorcycles driving by when I was talking. Gotta love Burlington in the (almost) summer.

Song before: Going for the One – Yes

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the sounds of Burlington. Depending on where you are in the world, this song is almost appropriate, or spot on. This is the last day of May, on WBKM, Burlington’s kind of music:

1.) Last Day of May – The Red Telephone
2.) None of That – The Pants
3.) Heart Shaped Melody – The Cush

Talked about the gorgeousness of the Cush song and the responsibility of the lyric. Talked about how everybody loves the Pants, though I’m slow to come on board. That was a good song. Love the Telephone. Said Happy Birthday to Christopher Dorian Alley and talked about how Kiki’s Lost Nation can rock hard.

4.) When the Moon is Bright – Kiki’s Lost Nation
5.) Northern Skies – The Lindbergh Baby
6.) Capitol of Norway – Making Marks (My Little Pony)
7.) Your Song’s Too Long – Ray Fork

Talked about the quirkiness of the Ray Fork song, and how many great Burlington musicians play on the song. Talked about seeing Making Marks, and how their name was My Little Pony, and maybe still is, and how they were delightfully self-conscious about not wanting to play any section of a song to long, and bore people. Talked about the capitol of Norway being Oslo, but there being too many songs named Oslo. Talked about meeting a guy at work, who plays Europe and assorted folk festivals in the Lindbergh Baby, and how Northern Skies reminded me of Norway. Talked about chatting with Dan MacDonald about bands frustration in finding places to play, and that was true for Kiki too. Speaking of Elephants of Scotland, I went to the Intervale and planted seeds today.

8.) The Seed – Elephants of Scotland
9.) Monkey VS Demon – Farm
10.) Stronger = Belizbeha

It’s Jazzfest week, and everywhere in Burlington will have some Jazz for the next week or so. Belizbeha used to play some fun Acid Jazz in town. Hmmm, Farm. If you like the music and want to see VT from the lakes underwater, check out

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Hmmm Elephants. Anytime they play, I want to be there! Last Week I played a slow Waylon song, with nice vocals. Here they are without vocals, but ripping it up. This is from the Hand Grenade disc of Horseshoes and Hand Grenades.

11.) Shadows on the Sage – Waylon Speed
12.) Powder – The New Siberians
13.) Round Sum – The Cave Bees

Yea, Steve Tremblay and Rebekah Whitehurst are back from Texas, so the Bees should be around some. The New Siberians are working on a new album. Here’s a song from the last one. Wow, the lyric echos Heart Shaped Melody a bit. Waylon Speed, rocking out.

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: Fully Completely – The Tragically Hip

Swale, Lendway, Lounge Act, and a little Cave Bees at Nectar’s and Signal Kitchen July 14, 2012   2 comments

I got out of work at 8, stopped home for a bit of dinner, then headed downtown. I made it to Nectar’s and got a drink just as Swale were letting their tuning up, turn into the first song. It was that, sort of, new one, that starts really slow, then just rises and rises and rises, then ebbs back to the beginning. The night had begun. Next up they went Old School with a mellow countryish song. Good Medicine started slow, but when it hit the middle it was rocking hard. Jeremy and Amanda sang a cool one, as Eric ripped it up on guitar. They kept up the heavy pace for a few, including one with a pretty staggering number of changes. It was hard to follow, but fun trying. After that, Amanda said something about after playing such a complicated song, they would play one that she wrote with 3 chords. Lost was super sweet and just soared in the middle. They played a couple more rockers to wrap up the night. There’s nothing like seeing a bunch of bands in one evening and getting your moneys worth on the first one. It so great to have them back and playing out so often.

Having not played out too much lately, Lendway were up next. I chatted with Michael Clifford earlier and he said this was their first show since he broke his collar bone. To make it a challenge, it was the shoulder that his guitar strap hangs on. Instead of canceling, they structured the set to include a little less of his guitar, and went on with the rock. Their first couple of songs felt like a cool musical breeze blowing through your mind. Very smooth, very elegant. They picked up the pace a bit and let loose the rock and roll for the next few. Drummer Todd Gervy, and bassist Kevin Lynam were rock solid all night long. Lead guitarist Matt Hagen seared and soared, like he always does. He knows where to put all the killer notes, and never lets a rock fan down. I need to make an effort to see these guys more often.

Despite how good they were, I knew the Cave Bees were going on at 11 at Signal Kitchen. I ducked out a bit after 11, and walked down the street. The Bees were playing a furious punk song when I arrived. They were great. They wrapped it up, said good night, and took off the guitars. I said a quick hello, and Rebekah said they went on earlier than planned. Rats! I raced out the door and back to Nectars to catch the end of the Lendway set. They wrapped it with a Shark Victim song that really rocked. I’m torn. I should have blown off Lendway to see the Bees, and might have if I knew when they really were going on. I should have blown off the Bees to see the full Lendway set, but as a music fan, you do the best you can.

Nectar’s was pretty full as Lounge Act took the stage. They were a Burlington supergroup featuring James Bellizia (guitar), Jason Cooley (vox), Bobby Hackney (drums), and Eric Olsen (bass). They were there to play Nevermind in it’s entirety, and opened with a furious Smells Like Teen Spirit. The audience was pretty excited, but there was only one guy slam dancing. Cooley said now that Stairway was out of the way, the show could really begin. In Bloom followed, but after Swale, I realized, I like a lot of music much better than Nirvana. The band were smoking hot, so it was all good fun. Come as You Are was heavy and menacing like it needs to be, but as the song I like most from the album, and work looming Sunday morning, when it wrapped up, I took it as a cue to go. It was too bad about the Bees, but I put in the effort and got a lot of sweet music as a reward.

Posted July 15, 2012 by tmusicfan in Rock Shows

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