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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




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


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.


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



Radio Show 180 Thursday October 20, 2016 9-11pm Eastern US Time 107.1 FM and WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment




Tonight’s local music radio show on 107.1FM WBKM will go as follows:

Song before: Time Warp – Rocky Horror Picture Show


From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds of Burlington. I want to thank Higher Ground for sponsoring our station. I heard the Shellac show was great last night and Dweezil is playing on Sunday so that is cool. It’s just been so lovely around town lately with lots of sunny days lighting up the foliage. It makes me think of this song.

1.) Blue Sky – Black Rabbit
2.) Nightingale – 1881
3.) Good Times – Grand
4.) Last Night – Carraway

Great fun brand new rocking song from Carraway. I can’t wait to hear the rest of the album when it comes out. I just got Grand’s EP and it rocks nicely. 1881 just put out their second EP Camera. The first was called Lights and the third will be Action. Hmmm, Black Rabbit. OK, let’s play the next song from the Invisible Homes album Song For My Double.

5.) The Lie – Invisible Homes
6.) Fa Fa Fanta – WE Are The Asteroid
7.) Desert – Tsu Shi Ma Mi Re
8.) Golden Goose – Cave Bees

Bees played a great version of that one last night at ArtsRiot. They were joined by Tsu and Asteroid. They have been touring together and recorded one of each others songs. Desert is really an Asteroid song and Fa is a Tsu song. I though it would be fun to play those two. Great song by Homes. These next three bands will rock Nectar’s next Tuesday.

9.) Losing Control – Mr. Doubtfire
10.) Monsters Are Due – Doom Service
11.) Getting Laid In New Hampshire – Better Things
12.) Plastic Revolution – Doll Fight

I miss Doll Fight. I’m glad they left us lots of music before breaking up. Nectar’s should be fun next Tuesday!! OK, let’s keep rocking.

13.) Burn – Dirty Blondes
14.) Can’t Feel It – Vetica
15.) Screwball – Screaming Broccoli
16.) Not True – Peg Tassey MUSIC

Peg and Broccoli used to rock our town in the late ’80’s and ’90’s. I love that Vetica song. The Blondes will host a huge party at Nectar’s on election night so come on out if you do not want to be alone. This next song is a Burlington classic.

17.) Small Town Movie – The Cush
18.) Paint With The Sun – Arc Iris
19.) Cascade – Andriana Chobot
20.) Vicarious – Alice Austin

Great song from Alice. I’m loving the Andriana album. Arc played a great show on Saturday at Signal Kitchen. Hmmm, The Cush. This next band play in town a lot and always put on a great show.

21.) Kick Rocks – And The Kids
22.) The Territory – Hana Zara
23.) Terrarium – Vedora
24.) Move Through Time – Persian Claws

Persian are fun and are Barbacoa when Dee joins them. Great song from Caroline Marie‘s band. Hana played a great show a while ago and I can’t wait for her new album. OK, let’s listen to a little evolution in action.

25.) Chop Wood/Carry Water – Zola Turn
26.) Dragged Around The Universe – Queen Tangerine
27.) Void – The Lavas
28.) Popular Crowd – SWALE

Swale are going to dress up as Black Sabbath and play the Paranoid album the Saturday before Halloween. Alice Austin and Julia Austin were in Zola then changed the band to Queen then to the Lavas, so I thought it would be fun to listen to those three together. OK, there’s not much time left. On Saturday lots of musicians will assemble for Ladies Rock Lotto Fall 2016 and will form bands in the morning and perform later that night. It’s a benefit for Girls Rock Vermont. Here are a couple of songs by prominent supporters Linda Bassick and Samara Lark Brown.

29.) Super Sexy Science Party – Wave of the Future
30.) Tell Me – Linda Bassick
31.) High Water Mark – Belizbeha

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


Songs after:
Perfume River (live) – Fish
In My Mind – Children in Paradise
Aura – The Church Band
Fugazi (live) – Marillion
The Wherewithal – The Tragically Hip
Empire Of The Clouds – Iron Maiden
regular programming.


Radio Show 149 Thursday March 10, 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

I just got back from my local music radio show on (currently) internet only WBKM. I highlighted some of the cool music that will be happening in town this week, highlighted some of the music from around New England, and said Happy Birthday to Alice Austin.

Songs before: Jenny – Stellastarr
Bury My Lovely – October Project

recording begins

Song before: Flypaper – Persian Claws



From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds of Burlington. I usually play a lot of music from bands who play in Burlington and from all over Vermont, but tonight let’s take a trip around New England and check out some cool songs from the past and present.

1.) Two Sleep Arms – Lendway
2.) The Loops (We’re Those Kids) – The Mockingbirds
3.) Uh Oh – Slowdim
4.) Lean In – When Particles Collide

Particles used to live in Maine but have moved to New Hampshire. They will be doing a tour soon, so check them out if you like to rock. Slowdim are from Boston and have some amazing songs. The Mockingbirds were a 90’s band from Rhode Island. That’s such a great song, and highlights the struggle for musicians to be able to get health care, among other things. Lendway were from Vermont and I miss them. Michael moved to California but the other three guys formed The High Breaks and Matt Hagen is in a few other bands too. OK, it’s time for the next song on the album Bernie Sanders recorded with 30 VT artists back in the 80’s.

5.) The Banks of Marble – Bernie Sanders
6.) Feel The Bern – Violint Wednesday
7.) New Atlantis – Aaron Flinn
8.) Flicker Flutter – Alpenglow

That’s another song from their brand new album Callisto. I had to play the Aaron song because it’s so good, and it’s been raining so much today it reminds me of an underwater kingdom. I love the song about Bernie that really highlights how Bernie’s policies, when enacted, can help make a beautiful city and help people get health care, even musicians. The imagery in that song is so clear. I love the song by Bernie that shows how he has kept the same message for such a long time. Unwavering. One of the great musicians to come out of Burlington has a birthday today. Here is a tiny bit of the music that she has brought to this world.

9.) Tastes Like Nothing – Zola Turn
10.) Dragged Around The Universe – Queen Tangerine
11.) Void – The Lavas
12.) Wing To Me – Alice Austin
13.) Left One In The Rain – Alice Austin

I had to play Rain, since it’s been such a damp day. That is from a recent ep. Wing is from her solo album To A Star In The Yard. Alice started in Zola then moved to QT, then The Lavas before heading out on her own. Thanks for all the great music Alice!! OK, this next song has been running though my head lately.

14.) Neighborhood – Black Rabbit
15.) Righteous – Rough Francis
16.) Local Lore – Savage Hen
17.) Bootstrap – Mac Swan & Black Holly
18.) Be Aggressive – Be Aggressive

Aggressive are from Bradford but come up to rock Burlington now and then. Matt Hagen from Lendway plays bass with Holly, and the metal/punk band uses a banjo instead of guitar. Matt also plays bass with Hen who just have bass,drum, and vocals. Great song from the last Francis album. I can’t wait for the next one. Great song from Rabbit. This next band are playing Saturday at Radio Bean

19.) Little French Earthquakes – Phil Yates and the Affiliates
20.) Crow King – Binger
21.) Kids – Wren Kitz
22.) Doris – Wren Kitz

Those are the closing two pieces form Wren’s new album For Evelyn. He is doing a release show for the album tomorrow. Binger are playing tomorrow at Radio Bean. This next band just had their Kickstarter funded and have begun recording their first full album. It can be a wild ride to see if a band gets a Kickstarter funded and I’m so glad they made it. Here is one form their first EP.

23.) Afterall (Glad We Made It) – Kat Wright & The Indomitable Soul Band
24.) Last Love – Myra Flynn
25.) Naive Melody – Strange Machines (W Hayley Jane)
26.) Avalon – Split Tongue Crow

Such a lovely and powerful song from Crow. They are from Rutland. Machines are from Boston and come to Burlington now and then. That was recorded in February this year at Nectar’s. Great song from Myra. I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week. Ta ta.

27.) Sayonara – Black Rabbit



Song after: Shadowplay – Fish
Paycheck – Slingshot Dakota

recording ends

Lights Of Montreal – Lobot
Usual Plays In Heaven/Be Kind And Talk To Me – Active Heed
Down By The River/Like A Hurricane – Seth Yacovone
Silver And Gold – Waylon Speed
Looking For A Place To Happen – The Tragically Hip
Vale – Midlake
Theme For The Scientist Of The Invisible/Domino – Masters Of Reality
On And On – Michael Schenker Group
Heroes (live) – King Crimson
Lost In America – Alice Cooper
King Of The Night Time World – Kiss
If Eternity Should Fail – Iron Maiden
Kundalini Express – Love And Rockets
Arc Of The Curve – Fish
Cinderella Search (live) – Marillion
So Love May Find Us – The Church
Hide Not Your Light – Jane Siberry
L’Amour Looks Something Like You – Kate Bush
By My Side – Kat Wright & The Indomitable Soul Band
Man On The Side – Josh Glass
regular programming

As always, I want to thank everyone who made tonight’s show possible. Thanks to: stellastarr* official page, Persian Claws, La Dee, Jeremy Frederick, Lendway, Michael Clifford, Matthew Bryan Hagen, Todd Gevry, Kevin Lynam, Slowdim, Ana Karina DaCosta, Paul Sentz, When Particles Collide, Chris Viner, Sasha Alcott, Bernie Sanders, Aaron Flinn, Alpenglow, Alice Austin, Julia Austin, Black Rabbit, Marc Scarano, Darlene Scarano, ROUGH FRANCIS, Urian Hackney, Bobby Hackney Jr., Julian Hackney, Paul Comegno, Savage Hen, Mac Swan & Black Holly, BE AGGRESSIVE, Keeth Maurice, Jawknee Brochu, Phil Yates & The Affiliates, Phil Yates, Raph Worrick, Jacob Blodgett, Binger, Shakir Stephen, Dalton Muzzy, Braden Winslow, Wren Kitz, Kat Wright & The Indomitable Soul Band, Kat Wright, Bob Wagner, Hayley Jane and the Primates, Split Tongue Crow, Matt Marro, David Anderson, Jane Boxall Percussion, Fish, Slingshot Dakota, Carly Comando, Tom Patterson, Chris Farnsworth, Active Heed, Umberto Pagnini, Seth Yacovone Band, Waylon Speed!, Kelly Ravin, The Tragically Hip, MIDLAKE BAND, Adrian Belew, Alice Cooper, Ace Frehley, Iron Maiden, Marillion, Steven Rothery, The Church Band, jane siberry, Kate Bush, Joshua Glass Music, WBKM, and everyone else!!!



Radio Show 116 Thursday June 25, 2015 9-11pm Eastern US Time WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment




I just got back from doing my local music radio show on internet only It started slow and classic then began to rock, then opened up to the world.

Song before: Closer To The Heart – RUSH



From our small city to the great big world, these are the sounds of Burlington. On Sunday I went to Montreal with my brother Ken to see Rush, and listened to a couple of old shows. This song jumped out at me so I wanted to start the night here. This is Yardsale by Lendway on WBKM and this is Burlington’s Kind Of Music.

1.) Yardsale – Lendway
2.) Twisted – Guppyboy
3.) You Home (Keep Safe Mix) – Eef
4.) Good Witch – Cricket Blue

Cricket have been getting a lot of mentions for their beautiful music. I just checked out their EP today and it’s quite nice. Eef are getting back together for some shows. Cool. I can’t believe I don’t play Guppyboy more often. This next singer is in town for a few days.

5.) Left One In The Rain – Alice Austin
6.) All The Same To You – Milton Busker
7.) Glory Bound – Maryse Smith
8.) The North – Hana Zara

Love the reference to the old north end of Burlington in that song. Maryse Smith played a killer show at Signal Kitchen last week. Milton will be at Radio Bean tomorrow at 8:30. OK, let’s rock with the next song from JV.

9.) Ricky The Rider – The Mountain Says No
10.) Nicky Says – Black Rabbit
11.) Destroying Everything You See – Blue Button
12.) Lunacy – Cave Bees

Killer rocking song from the Bees! BB are a great band too! Black Rabbit have a new album out called Red Flannel Hash. It’s really good and that was the first song. This next band are playing tomorrow at Signal Kitchen.

13.) Popular Crowd – Swale
14.) Little French Earthquakes – Phil Yates & The Affiliates
15.) Alienation – Black Rabbit
16.) Sugar Coated Candy Stix – Dino Bravo VT

Dino will play with The Mountain Says No Saturday night at The Monkey House when Mountain officially release JV. Another killer new Rabbit song. I just can’t get enough of Earthquakes. Tonight at Light Club Lamp Shop Jeff Howlett is taking tintype pictures of Burlington people. I stopped in earlier and had my picture taken. I’ll stop by later to pick it up. He used to be a Burlington rocker and this is one of his bands.

17.) Null – Five Seconds Expired
18.) Morning Again – Doll Fight
19.) Void – The Lavas
20.) Blue Sky – Black Rabbit

Another great new Rabbit song. Zola Turn evolved into Queen Tangerine who evolved into The Lavas. I’ve always liked that song. Doll Fight used to rock this town hard, and featured Jane Boxall Percussion who also plays drums on the new Rabbit album. This is another classic band from the ’90’s.

21.) Throw Me Away – Spill
22.) Linea – Vetica
23.) Space Weed Zombies – Wave of the Future

Killer song recorded live at Nectar’s. I just loved Vetica. So, this week a couple of things happened in the psyche of America and we took a couple of small steps towards dealing with racial issues. The Fair Housing Act was upheld and many businesses have started disassociating themselves with symbols that promote ideas of separation, when in fact, we all started from the same root. Here are some songs about getting past the physical and seeing people for who they are, not just what they look like.

24.) Brothers And Sisters – Joe Adler
25.) It’s Just A Ride – Bill Hicks (AMERICAN The Bill Hicks Story)
26.) We Shall Overcome – U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders and 30 Vt musicians

Bernie has been fighting for everyone to get an equal chance for decades. Run Bernie Run! Bill told it like no one else could. Joe just nailed the idea of inclusion on that one. Binger do the same on these three.

27.) Sequoia I, II, and III – Binger
28.) Sayonara – Black Rabbit

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



Song after: Arc Of The Curve – Fish



Radio Show 40 Thursday December 12 , 2013 9-10pm Eastern US Time WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment



I just got back from local music internet radio show number 40 on WBKM.ORG.  It’s feeling like I’ve got the hang of this thing.

Song before: Hasn’t Hit Me Yet – Blue Rodeo



From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington.  It’s a cold night in Burlington with an even colder wind.  It’s almost Christmas and here is a seasonally appropriate song from last year.

1.) Oh Holy Night – Electric Halo
2.) Beach Song – Ray Fork
3.) These Summer Nights – Sarah Emily Blacker

Sometimes when it’s cold out it’s fun to imagine joyous summer nights with great singer songwriters, and hanging out at the beach.  Electric Halo are cool and Johnnie Day Durand makes the saw sing, even if it is an instrumental.  Next up is the next song from Alice Austin’s To A Star In The Yard.  I’m taking the long way to show you how this album came about.

4.) Tastes Like Nothing – Zola Turn
5.) Dragged Around The Universe – Queen Tangerine
6.) Void – The Lavas
7.) Sharp Side Of The Knife – Alice Austin

Words can never truly describe music.  I though by playing a song from her previous four bands that it would let your ears hear her growth.  I’ve been slacking about going out to see music but did see Pink Floyd cover band Dark Side Of The Mountain for the last two Wednesdays.  This next set is some of the people who played last night.

8.) Mr Soul – Book ‘Em Blues Band
9.) Below The Beams – Grace Potter And The Nocturnals
10.) Gunslinger – Lendway
11.) All About You – Kat Wright And The Indomitable Soul Band

Dark Side of The Mountain are a local Pink Floyd cover band who have played the last two Wednesdays at Nectar’s.  They are guitarist Bob Wagner, bassist Josh Weinstein keyboardist Dan Munzing, and Matt Burr on drums.  Bob plays guitar and sings with Book ‘Em.  Matt plays drums with Grace, and that song sounds a bit Floydy.  Josh plays with the Indomitable Soul Band.  They were joined by Matthew Bryan Hagen from Lendway, and Kat Wright sang Money, Us And Them, Brain Damage, Eclipse and Have A Cigar.  It was a great night of music.  Burlington also has prog bands.

12.) Full Power – Elephants of Scotland
13.) Mary – Plan B

Plan B played it in the ’90’s and Elephants are doing it now, and are working on a new album.  I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town.  Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

Something misfired and the promo and outro were lost in a squeal for 30 seconds or so.

Sorry about that.  Tim still here to tell you about the next song.  It’s about looking at yourself from inside and objectively and noticing the other side of you.  This is a song by Fish, and even though he’s from Scotland, this is Burlington’s Kind Of Music.

Song after: The Other Side Of Me – Fish


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



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)



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?



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 17 Thursday June 20, 2013 9-10pm Eastern US Time WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

I just got back from radio show 17 on WBKM.ORG.  It felt really smooth, like everything was in place.  I felt like the arc from the blues, into Black Sea Quartet, into the rock, then back to the blues, flowed right.  I was dancing like a fool to most of the songs, had the windows open, and the sound cranked.

Song before: A Day in the Life/Give Peace A Chance – Paul McCartney



From our small city to the great big world, these are the sounds of Burlington.  Even though the rain has stopped and the sun is out, I’ve got the blues, and the cure.  This is Big Joe Burrell on WBKM, and this is Burlington’s kind of music.


1.) Every Time I Hear That Mellow Saxophone – Big Joe Burrell and the Unknown Blues Band

2.) The Mechanic – Blues for Breakfast

3.) The Red Army Liberates North Winooski Ave – Black Sea Quartet


Said I never met Mike Deutsch, but saw him play a few times, and he was good.  It was sad to learn that he passed away at 41 years old.  Talked about knowing Mr Charlie for years and having tons of respect for him.  He and Blues for Breakfast play often.  Talked about how Joe moved to town and taught us how to play the blues.  Talked about the statue for him on Church st.  Said it’s time to check out the next song on New Appreciation For Sunshine.


4.) Distance – The Cush

5.) Mary – Plan B

6.) American Proxy – The Hero Cycle


The Hero Cycle sound like pure joy to me, and I was dancing around the studio.  One of the fun things about this gig, is pulling out old CD’s and listening.  OMG, how did I not remember the song Mary.  The Cush, a slice of sonic heaven.  Tomorrow Thompson Gunner are going to play at Nectar’s


7.) The Rutland Song – Thompson Gunner

8.) Sunny Side of the Couch – The Lestons

9.) Wall To Wall – The Lava’s


The Austin sisters have made great music in this town for a long time.  Pulled out the Lestons CD today, and loved this song.  May have to go see Thompson tomorrow.  Last Saturday I saw Cave Bees, Parmaga, Black Rabbit, and a band play the Pixie’s album Doolittle.  The band was Bobby Hackney jr from Rough Francis, Caroline O’Connor, and from Blue Button, James Belizia, Jason Cooley, and Eric Olsen, and what a tremendous job they did playing those complex songs.  Last night, I went out to see Persian Claws and Barbacoa.  The first band on, Violette Ultraviolet were really good too.


10.) Confession – Violette Ultraviolet

11.) Bobfred – Seth Yacovone Blues Band


Seth is another local legend, always playing out.  I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town.  Let’s do it again next week, shall we?



Song after: Faith Healer – Fish