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The Mountain Carol and Rose Yellowthorn at Light Club Lamp Shop March 23, 2019   Leave a comment

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The Mountain Carol

 

I had a great time seeing music a couple of Saturdays ago at Light Club Lamp Shop. It was a long work day but I had a little time to settle at home before taking the lovely walk to the club. I got in and settled then lost myself in the graceful flow of The Mountain Carol‘s music. They opened with more questions than answers and let it flow into something cool which flowed into Adventure Safari. They played their new song Last Night and one about justifying my love. They almost veered into pop territory with a song about cause and effect and played a new one about never saying die. Sway had a nice groove to get lost in as did the next one. They told us that The Party’s Over then played The Mountain Carol. They closed the elegant show with The Neverending and it left me in a happy place.

Up next Rose Yellowthorn took the stage. They had a sweet pop sound and opened with a song about talking about her. They played one about turning into myself and followed with a new one about the wrong way. As the show went along they played songs about missing me when the anger burns out and being a factory man. They played one about a vampire and one about a child in chief. They closed the 14 song set with one about laying here with me and I was in a happy place. They have lovely songs and I’m so glad I got to see them.

I hung out and chatted for a bit then took the lovely walk home. It was another great night of music in our town.

 

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Rose Yellowthorn

Amerykanka and The Mountain Carol at Radio Bean and Erica Bosserman and Katy Hellman at Light Club Lamp Shop December 21, 2018   Leave a comment

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Amerykanka pic by Tim Lewis

It was a Friday night and the last thing in the world that I wanted to do was go out. Saturday is my Monday and I knew it would be a challenge to figure out the work flow for the day. Staying in and getting to bed early made so much sense, and yet, a band I like were coming over from Plattsburgh, so what, I couldn’t walk 15 minutes downtown? There were a few shows around town that looked cool, and a can’t miss holiday show at Arts, that I totally missed and heard was totally amazing, but I thought if I found something quick and easy, I could make it out. Of course, once that decision was made, a couple of wish list shows lined up relatively nicely, I knew I’d have to make some choices to make it happen. All of that said, I had to take a pry bar to my psyche to make that first step out the door.

I quickly caught a reasonable walking pace and slid into the fairly full Radio Bean. I clumsily entered and got a drink and listened as Amerykanka unveiled their lovely voices with a drone underneath. Consisting of five women singers and occasional new or old drones from a laptop, the sound is ethereal and enchanting. I just listened to the first one as I settled in, but quickly knew the next. Blood And Gold is a tale of soldiers in the snow that brings you right into the story. They followed with a couple that were from a 20 year old requiem written by Rebecca . They sang a Czech song about Mother Mary and vespers and I think the next one had a Spanish theme. The next song was about joy, but that could be said about their whole show. I finished my beer and made hard choice one.

 

I took the long walk to the Light Club Lamp Shop and settled in. Erica Bosserman took the stage with her voice and an acoustic guitar. She sang with a soft falsetto voice and a steady driving guitar that caught me instantly. She sang about when the fever breaks and how it is written in the stars. She sang a song about putting the words she should have said into a letter. It had some quiet parts where her voice reminded me of Roger Waters. She said that not all of her songs are sad ones and played a rousing Mix It Up, The next song might have been about a blue life, but the one after definitely took us into the forest. She closed with a stark and cool song about not turning to stone. It was a really nice set.

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Erica Bosserman pic by Tim Lewis

I glanced at the clock and it said 20 of Carol, so thankfully, Katy Hellman took the stage quickly. She sang as delightfully as always and mixed up playing guitar and bass. I think the first one was about flesh and stars and it definitely had a cool bass groove. She sang a song about letting go of the peaches that have rotted so new ones can grow on the vine. She played a very new and very cool song called Storm then played a song that I think was called Mockingbirds. There is something about her songs that is so inviting, and just makes you feel good when you are listening to them. I reveled in one more beautiful song before the evil and beautiful time clock pulled me back to the Bean.

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Katy Hellman pic by Tim Lewis

I walked in and The Mountain Carol began to play. Their sound is hypnotic and dreamy and has strength and a nice flow. I keep listening to their albums and think I will know all the songs when they play live then get lost immediately once they start. I’m OK with that. I think they opened with Dino then went into The Mountain Carol then into another one and maybe another, They surfaced at some point and said hi and that the next one was from their upcoming album Wonder Of Birds. Under Neath flowed through the depths and sounded similar to yet different from their Transmissions From Robot Dog version. They played a cool new song called Last Night then began to Sway. They claimed that the party was over but kept taking us into the land of the shadow puppets. All night long they sounded great, and it was easy to slide into that lovely flow, but there was a little something off with the lighting. It’s like you could see them just fine, but the shadows weren’t quite as distinct as usual. Anyway, they played a song about having pure intentions and called it a night. I quickly slipped out the door and made it home a little after 11. I caught a few hours rest and dove into the work day.

 

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The Mountain Carol pic by Tim Lewis

 

Radio Show 281 Thursday November 8, 2018 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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Milton Busker and the Grim Work pic by Tim Lewis

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Tonight’s local music radio show will run from 9-11pm Eastern time on WBKM.ORG Thursday November 8. You can stream it from the website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: Thrasher – Neil Young

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. I’ve got a lot happening tonight, so let’s dive in. On Saturday, it’s the WBKM birthday party at Nectar’s. Here are some of the bands that will be playing.

1.) Fields Of Green – The Beerworh sisters featuring Julia Beerworth
2.) Scattered Birds – Aaron Flinn
3.) New York, My Lovely – Josh Glass
4.) Coconut Breeze – The High Breaks

Julia, Aaron, and Josh will play as a band called Duck Duck Goose. Matthew Bryan Hagen and Craig Mitchell will play some acoustic Prince songs. The Breaks will rock out for a bit and Seth Yacovone will close the night with an homage to Rust Never Sleeps. It’s going to be epic. OK, here’s a real treat. Let’s head on over to Robot Dog Studio.

5.) The Basement Song – Milton Busker And The Grim Work
6.) That Person Aside You – Milton Busker And The Grim Work
7.) Glad To See You Go – Milton Busker And The Grim Work
8.) Made Of Stars – Milton Busker And The Grim Work

I want to thank Milton and the band for that lovely performance. Thanks for making us sound great Ryan Cohen! Thanks to Sam Mark for helping out and to Phoebe Zorn and Chrusty Barnacles for the filming. You can find a video for Basement on YouTube now.

OK, I’ve got another treat for you. On Tuesday afternoon I spoke with Zach Tenorio Miller from Arc Iris about their new album Icon Of Ego. Here is the interview with him and some songs off the new album. Please note, Zach was in the middle of Kentucky in the wilderness when he called in. There is a double opening since we lost the connection at the beginning, but the rest is smooth sailing. Iris will be at the Stone Church in Brattleboro tomorrow and at ArtsRiot on Saturday.

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9.) Everybody’s Counting On Her – Arc Iris
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10.) Turn It Up – Arc Iris
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11.) If You Can See – Arc Iris
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12.) Icon Of Ego – Arc Iris
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Thanks so much Zach! Thanks to Ovi Horta for setting up the interview. OK, this next band will be at Rathaus tomorrow.

13.) Adventure Safari – The Mountain Carol
14.) Stumble – Andriana Chobot
15.) Garabato Funeral – Mal Maïz
16.) Get Out – Clever Girls

The Girls will rock Higher Ground on Wednesday. Mal will be at Radio Bean on Saturday. If you check that out, maybe check out Grain Thief at Light Club Lamp Shop earlier in the evening. Andriana will be at Foam Brewers tomorrow. OK, here is the last song on MSP3 Counter Attack. I will have to start a new album next week.

17.) Procession 1 – ROUGH FRANCIS
18.) Jesse – The Parts
19.) Can The Call Go Through? – Seth Yacovone Band
20.) Black, Blue, and White – The New Siberians

Great song from the Siberians. Call was recorded live last week at Robot Dog. The Parts are at Sidebar tonight. Great song from Francis. Well, I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

outro

Songs after:
Scattering Crows – Fish
Scared – The Tragically Hip
Judas – Steve Harris British Lion
I Wanna Go Back – Ace Frehley
Dynamite Road – Alice Cooper
Hot Rails To Hell – Blue Oyster Cult
Two Weeks (‘Til The End Of The World – Grand
I Write A Poem – Dam Kat
Bitter Suite/Heart Of Lothian – Fish
Electric Funeral – Black Sabbath
The Dog Is The King Of The Losers – Bee Bee Sea
Janie Jones – The Clash
Hey Hey My My (Into The Black) – Neil Young
You’ve Got Time – Regina Spektor
She Brings Me – Sistas in the Pit
Marsailles – Angel City
Village Fire – analog missionary
Purple Rain – Prince
Heavy – Clever Girls
Get Me Outta Here – Deep Purple
regular awesome programming

 

 

 

Radio Show 273 Thursday September 13, 2018 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM.ORG will run from 9-11pm US Eastern time Thursday September 13. You can stream it from the website, or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: Piano Music – Porcupine Tree

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. I’ve been enjoying the new album Hardly Electronic from this opening band, so let’s begin with some piano music.

1.) In The Key Of Me – The Essex Green
2.) When The Nights Get Long – Carraway
3.) Cascade – Andriana Chobot
4.) Adventure Safari – The Mountain Carol

It was so cool when Carol came in for a session of Live From Robot Dog Studio and instead of playing the electronic keys, Bruce played Ryan Cohen‘s sweet sounding piano. Great song from Andriana. I caught a couple of sets of her music last Friday at Red Square. She was as amazing as always. Great song and huge build from Carraway and super cool song form Essex. OK, the big event in town this weekend is Grace Potter’s Grand Point North festival. Be sure to get there early. Here are some of the great bands who are opening the show.

5.) Falter – Julia Caesar
6.) Soul No. 5 – Caroline Rose
7.) The Violent Stain Of My Bleeding Heart – Seth Yacovone Band
8.) Flaca Daza – Miku Daza
9.) Loose Tooth – Clever Girls

All of those bands are going to rock GPN hard. Caroline has gotten big but spent a lot of time in town. I’m so excited for both days and will be there early. I saw Clever Girls play a brilliant show last weekend at Art Hop. This next band came on after and played a blistering show. Last week, I played the last song on The Uncanny Doom Service, so let’s begin playing MSP3 Counter Attack, song after song, week after week, until it’s wrapped up.

10.) Big Box Law Enforcement – ROUGH FRANCIS
11.) Still Life Scene – Envy
12.) Whirlpool Rider – The High Breaks
13.) Mighty Have Fallen – Barbacoa

They played a brilliant show at Robot Dog Studio last week and that song really caught me. Cool new song from the Breaks. Classic from Envy. Great song from Francis who use the new album to stare racism in the face and offer peace and love as a counter attack. This song has been running through my head lately, so hopefully it will get stuck in your too.

14.) Automatic Sweetheart – Hammydown
15.) On My Way – Hover
16.) Veratrum – Piqued
17.) Fool That I Am – Eastern Mountain Time

Cool song from a band who have lots of shows scheduled all around Vermont. I wanted to revisit the song from Piqued, since it’s so cool. I hope they stop by town soon. Classic from the ’90’s from Hover. Great song from Hammy. OK, this next artist has put out a few cool albums but when he plays with his band he sounds just a little different. Here’s a song form his upcoming album.

18.) Gravity – Milton Busker & The Grim Work
19.) Loser – SWALE
20.) Underheard – Ivamae
21.) Silent River – Steady Betty

Betty’s songs always put me in a happy place. I hope it does the same for you. Great song from Ivamae. When I think of happy songs with depressing lyrics, I think of Swale. I think Milton is proving himself just as able. OK, last night I finally caught up with this singer in a movie theater at The Double E. This song digs into the pros and cons of life in America in a visceral way. The song after is the story of a kid asking mom why she would bring a child into this world. I think you’ll like the answer.

22.) Which America – Jason Baker
23.) Love – Hana Zara
24.) The Divine Feminine – Ouzkxqlzn
25.) Super Powers – The Dead Shakers

I love that song from the Shakers. I caught Lauren Costello playing at Art Hop, and despite calling her band an unpronounceable name, she is completely amazing. Hana asks mom why she was brought into the world. Mom says to fill you with love and to send you into the world to spread it. Great, if somewhat harsh, song form Jason. OK, he finished this year’s library tour, but has begun to book next years. What a cool way to support Vermont’s libraries.

27.) This City – David Rosane & The Zookeepers
28.) Give It Up To The Night – Bad Smell
29.) Infinity Pools – The Smittens
30.) Ghosts – Troy Millette Music
31.) Rainy Alley – Totally Submerged

Wishing the best for the people in the Carolina’s. Cool song from Submerged. Great song from Troy. I’m loving the new Smittens album City Rock Dove and expect to keep diving deeper. Super cool song from Smell and great song from David. Well, I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

outro

Songs after
Internal Exile/Market Square Heroes – Fish
Daredevil – The Tragically Hip
Sea Of Red – Judas Priest
Time For Bedlam – Deep Purple
Who Are These Gods? – Dam Kat
A Saucerful Of Secrets – Pink Floyd
Watcher Of The Skies – Genesis
ME 262 (live) – Blue Oyster Cult
Heavy – Clever Girls
Tantalized – The Church
King Of the Mountain – Kate Bush
Get Me Outta Here – Deep Purple
regular awesome programming.

 

The Mountain Carol, David West, and David Vassalotti at The Monkey House June 27, 2018   Leave a comment

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The Mountain Carol pic by Tim Lewis

 

I had a great time seeing music Wednesday night at The Monkey House I got out of work at 8, settled for a moment, and took the rainy walk to Winooski. I ordered a drink as The Mountain Carol began to play. I had listened to their new album Starkiller And The Banshees a lot, and expected to be able to figure out all of the songs, however as their sound enveloped the room I got lost in the flow. The opening song had allusions to lightning flashing and set a beautiful mood. They dropped it into Dino and rocked that lovely song. The next one might have been The Party’s Over, but whatever it was, it took us on a fun journey. At some point the light got turned just right and a shadow began to appear at the side of the stage. Shadow Puppets followed and was luscious. The next song had questions and answers and I think it was Under Neath. They closed the night by taking us to the Rio Grande for an Adventure Safari. It was a beautiful show.

Up next David West took the stage and began playing his guitar. He created loop after loop, then swapped the guitar for a microphone and sang over it. The sound had a bit of a honky tonk base with an electronica vibe. He played a few songs that way then towards the end, he set it all up and walked off stage towards the bathrooms while still singing. The effect of watching music coming from an empty stage was intriguing.

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David West pic by Tim Lewis

The set break was short and David Vassalotti took the stage. He had a guitar, many effects and began with some heavy soundscaping. He sang a song about wishing well and a season in hell. He sang about it not being a lie ’cause it’s true. He asked who made the sun for everyone and sang about a new girl in town. He set down the guitar and used the effects to play the last song as he sang about falling out of context.

Shortly after the last note faded, I settled up and walked into the rain for the long walk home.

 

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David Vassalotti pic by Tim Lewis

Radio Show 262 Thursday June 14, 2018 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

 

 

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Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM.ORG will run from 9-11pm US Eastern time Thursday June 14. You can stream it from the website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: Once In My Life – The Decemberists

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Let’s begin with a bluesy local song.

1.) A Locally Specific Blues – Jason Baker
2.) Goner – REDadmiral
3.) Destiny Waits – Kind Bud’s Kind Dubs
4.) Angela Carter – Cricket Blue

Cricket will put on their usual amazing performance at Magic Hat tomorrow. Kind Bud will be at the Double E in Essex tomorrow. Cool songs from Jason and the Admiral. OK, let’s head over to Robot Dog Studio and rock out.

5.) Parasite – Miku Daza
6.) Flaca Daza – Miku Daza
7.) Sugar Rush – Miku Daza
8.) Panic – Miku Daza

That was such a great rocking performance. Thanks Miku!! Thanks to Ryan Cohen for making us sound so great, thanks to Sam for helping out with the setup and tear down, thanks to Christian (I hope I got that right) and Phoebe Zorn for the great film work on the video, and finally, I want to thank Burlington Beer Company for the lovely libations. OK, let’s play the last song(s) from Engine.

9.) Empty All Of Your Guns/Pretend (?) – Kelly Ravin Music
10.) You Will Fall – Kelly Ravin
11.) Coast To Ghost – Doom Service

I’ve been listening to their album The Uncanny Doom Service a lot lately and that song just keeps jumping out. Great rocker from Kelly that sounds louder than last week. Guns is the last song on the album, but the track has an unaccredited bonus song and I had to include it. I’ll pick a new album to begin playing song after song, week after week until it’s done. OK, let’s rock.

12.) Broken Radio – The Cush
13.) I Like Flowers And I’m Not Afraid To Say It – Peg Tassey MUSIC
14.) Help Wanted – Wide Wail
15.) So They Say – The New Siberians

Great song from their recent album. Wanted and Flowers went back to the ’90’s and Radio is quite new. This is a new song from a performer who was at Shelburne Vineyard last Saturday.

16.) Shut Up And Kiss Me – Myra Flynn Music
17.) Practicing – Steady Betty
18.) London – Tom Pearo
19.) Judgment Day – David Rosane & The Zookeepers

That’s from the upcoming Book Of Zoo album. David was on VPR earlier today talking about the upcoming tour to raise funds for, and to highlight the importance of Vermont’s libraries. It will run from late June to August all over our state. Cool song from Tom who will be at Nectar’s on Saturday. Betty rocked that club last weekend and great song from Myra. OK, this next guy will be at Zenbarn tomorrow.

20.) My Fear Of Losing You – Milton Busker
21.) Severed – The Decemberists
22.) Essex Ferry – The Mountain Carol
23.) One Of A Kind – Adam Rabin

That’s a cool new song that Adam just released. Great song form Carol’s new album Starkiller and The Banshees. I’ve been listening to it a lot and love the whole album. The Decemberists put on a great show Saturday at the Shelburne Museum and that song really jumped out. Milton is so great. This next band will be at ArtsRiot on Wednesday.

24.) Felon – SWALE
25.) Gold In California – The Red Telephone

Sean Toohey and Matt Hutton from RT will play a show in town very soon. Well, I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

outro

Songs after:
Goldfish & Clowns – Fish
The Last Of The Unplucked Gems – The Tragically Hip
Courage – The Tragically Hip
Ripples – Genesis
In the Garden Of Mystic Lovers – Francis Dunnery
Not I – Andriana Chobot
And Dream Of Sheep – Kate Bush
I Believe – Dam Kat
The Globe – Landlady
Godzilla – Blue Oyster Cult
Monsters Are Due On Main Street – Doom Service
Havana Affair – The Ramones
Innocent Exile – Iron Maiden
Assassing – Marillion
Ripple – The Church Band
Heavy – Clever Girls
Sons And Daughters – The Decemberists
regular awesome programming

 

Radio Show 260 Thursday May 31, 2018 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM.ORG will run from 9-11pm US Eastern time Thursday May 31. You can stream it from the website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: Humble Stance – Saga

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. I love to play this first song around this time of year.

1.) Last Day Of May – The Red Telephone
2.) Happy New Year – Ninja Custodian
3.) Finder – Madelines
4.) Sky – The Nancy Druids

It was great to see the Druids Tuesday night at Light Club Lamp Shop. Finder is a classic from the ’90’s. Such great songs from Ninja and Telephone. OK, let’s play the next song on Engine.

5.) One For The Road – Kelly Ravin Music
6.) Silver And Gold – Waylon Speed!
7.) I Didn’t Know You Were a Wizard – Colin Nicholas Clary
8.) Mr Reed – Seth Yacovone Band

Seth and the band are amazing and that’s such a great song. I love the build in Wizard. Nice epic from Speed and great song from Kelly. Telephone and the Druids are 3/4ths of Envy so let’s play one of their songs.

9.) Bomb – Envy
10.) The Bomb – The Mountain Says No
11.) Alan’s Garden – Ruckzuck
12.) Time To Save The World – Carraway

When isn’t it time to save the world? Great song from Ruckzuck that makes me think of all of the flowers blooming everywhere. I played the Envy song since it’s so great, and played the Mountain song ’cause I thought they would go well together. OK, this next band have a show at ArtsRiot on Saturday for an album release.

13.) Sealab – Bison
14.) Nobody’s Business – Myra Flynn Music
15.) Earth Ain’t Dirt – Mycelium MC
16.) If I Knew – Binger

Cool song from Binger. Truth from the MC. Myra will be at Shelburne Vineyards a week from Saturday. Cool song from Bison. Say, do you ever look up to the Lord above and wonder why? This next song may be for you.

17.) You’re Not Listening – Forest Gray
18.) Mama – Ivamae
19.) I Got A Job – Maryse Smith
20.) Soul Piggy Bank – SWALE
21.) Paycheck – Slingshot Dakota
22.) I Need A Raise – Cave Bees
23.) Rejected – Black Rabbit
24.) I Quit – Blotto

I want to dedicate most of that set to people who work for a living. You know what I mean. I had to play the Ivamae song since I’m so happy that she got her Kickstarter funded. OK, let’s take a ride downtown.

25.) Hippo Nose – Chris Alley
26.) Brothers And Sisters – Joe Adler
27.) Purpose And Object – The Contrarian
28.) The Summer Of Andy – The Cancer Conspiracy
29.) Dino – The Mountain Carol

Carol’s new album comes out tomorrow. Great song from the classic VT band. I love that rocker from the Contrarian. I saw Joe play that song last week at Radio Bean. Great song from Chris and the All Stars band. Well, I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

outro

Songs after
Blind To The Beautiful – Fish
Fiddler’s Green – The Tragically Hip
Emerald – Thin Lizzy
Devil Inside Me – Dam Kat
Waking The Witch – Kate Bush
The ConstrucKtion Of Light – King Crimson
The Sleep Of No Dreaming – Porcupine Tree
In The Mood – Robert Plant
Hymnalayas – Gong
Catch The Rainbow – Rainbow
When Med Did Rock – Derek Smalls
Get Me Outta Here – Deep Purple
Heavy – Clever Girls
regular awesome programming.