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The Mountain Carol at Radio Bean March 9, 2018   Leave a comment

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I had a great time seeing music a week ago Friday at Radio Bean. I had been running errand after errand after errand and was a bit worn out and called out of work. I got in a nice visit with mom and caught a long later afternoon early/evening nap. I woke up a little fuzzy, got myself out the door and took the lovely walk down to the 10pm show. I had been studying some of The Mountain Carol‘s music and smiled as they began with their namesake song. It flowed into something else and I was lost in the usual dreamy trance they create. The third song was something about how I’ve got to know you and I was in a happy place. They played a great version of Shadow Puppets and the usual stranger began stalking the room. A new song had a bit of an upbeat big band sound, while still in the confines of the dreamy whispy elegant music they purvey. I’m not sure if it was Essex Fair or Essex Ferry but it was cool. They kept the room filled with their gorgeous sound on a song I did not catch anything about, and one in which their intentions were pure. They played a fun version of Dino, played another cool one that I will have to learn soon and wrapped the night with The Never Ending.

I wordlessly said hello to Bruce, the singer/keyboard player, then slipped out the door and into the lovely walk home. Their music fills my heart and the show left me smiling for days.

 

 

Posted March 19, 2018 by tmusicfan in Rock Shows

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Radio Show 248 Thursday March 8, 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 March 8. It can be streamed from the website or this link WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: Kings – The Church Band

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. I’ve been listening to the new Phil Yates album a lot and love it. Let’s start tonight with the last song on the album.

1.) Bite Your Tongue – Phil Yates & The Affiliates
2.) Redemption On Pearl – Milton Busker
3.) Done Waiting – The New Siberians
4.) A Cut In The Night Sky – Matt the Gnat and the Gators

I went out to see the Gators last night at Nectar’s. They played a great version of that song and lots of other dark tunes. Another great song from the Siberians album Black, Blue & White album, which I’m playing all the way through, song after song, week after week. Milton played a great version of Pearl at Light Club Lamp Shop on Monday. Great new song from Phil about patriotism. These next two artists will be at ArtsRiot next Wednesday for a live recording for Big Heavy World.

5.) My Heart – Francesca Blanchard
6.) Forsythia – Cricket Blue
7.) Drink Myself Blind – Phil Yates and the Affiliates
8.) A Bottle Of Whiskey Later – Crazyhearse

Another great song from Phil’s upcoming album Party Music. I just had to play it into the Crazy song. It should be a great show next Wednesday. This next band will be at Radio Bean tomorrow.

9.) Shadow Puppets – The Mountain Carol
10.) The Marble Rye – Sad Turtle
11.) Right Bright Lord – The Mountain Says No
12.) Drug Laws – SWALE

Swale will be at Zenbarn on Friday. No and Turtle will be there on Saturday. This next band will be at the Lamp Shop tomorrow.

13.) Spy-Fi – Barbacoa
14.) The Spy Song – Pinhead
15.) Opium Spy Thriller – Ninja Custodian
16.) Hold Me Tight – The Decentz

I hope you enjoyed the fun theme in the last set. Three of those songs are very old. So is this one.

17.) Spiral – Strung Out
18.) Who’s Fault Was That? – The Snaz
19.) Mountain High – gneiss
20.) Hurricane Jane – Hayley Jane and the Primates

If you ever get to see the Primates play, go! Great songs from gneiss and Snaz. I love that Strung Out song. I’m so I happy I have an album by this next band.

21.) Fantasma – Mal Maïz
22.) She Moves In Passages – Late Night Sneaky Uncle
23.) Magic In This Mystery – Robin Gottfried Band
24.) My Hero, The Enemy – Gregory Douglass

Great songs from Gregory and Robin. I stacked them together because they mix so nicely. Anne-Marie has such a lovely voice and Uncle are a pretty great band. Great song from Maiz. OK, let’s play another classic.

25.) October Days Club – The Cancer Conspiracy
26.) Random Earth – Elephants of Scotland

Great songs from Elephants and Conspiracy. Well, I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

outro

Songs after:

Poet’s Moon – Fish
I Write A Poem – Dam Kat
Another Midnight – The Tragically Hip
Sparks – The Color Exchange
Satellite – Guster
Fractured Mirror – Ace Frehley
Stonehenge – Spinal Tap
Smalls Change – Derek Smalls
Five Years – David Bowie
The Last Ziggy Stardust Show – Ouzkxqlzn
Ashes To Ashes – Ouzkxqlzn
Rock And Roll Suicide – David Bowie
I Lost My Marbles – Joshua Glass Music
regular programming

 

Radio Show 247 Thursday March 1, 2018 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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The Mountain Carol at Robot Dog Studio pic by Tim Lewis

 

Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM.ORG will run from 9-11pm US Eastern time Thursday March 1st. You can stream it from the website or this Facebook link WBKM. It will go as follows.

Song before Elected – Alice Cooper

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Let’s begin tonight with a woman who has been playing all over town a lot recently.

1.) Maria – Francesca Blanchard
2.) The Way It Is – Maryse Smith
3.) Paper Doll – Matt the Gnat and the Gators
4.) My Fear Of Losing You – Milton Busker

Milton and his band will be at Light Club Lamp Shop on Monday. Matt and his gator songs will be at Nectar’s on Wednesday. Maryse will play Friday at The Gallery for the Frank DeAngelis art opening. Francesca is at Radio Bean tonight. OK, let’s head over to Robot Dog Studio.

5.) Adventure Safari – The Mountain Carol
6.) Underneath – The Mountain Carol .
7.) Shadow Puppets – The Mountain Carol .
8.) Deano – The Mountain Carol .

Thanks for playing so well Mountain! Thanks Ryan Cohen for making us sound so good and thanks Burlington Beer Company for the libations. OK, this next band have been playing around for a while and have finally released an album called Historia de un Inmigrante. Let’s dive in and take a listen.

9.) Country Cumbia – Mal Maïz
10.) Clandestino – Mal Maïz
11.) Fantasma – Mal Maïz
12.) Producto de la Mente – Mal Maïz

I’m so glad that Maiz Vargas Sandoval has brought his music to Vermont so we can learn to dance in other languages. He and the band will do a Robot Dog session later this month and that will be a lot of fun. OK, this next album feature is full of Party Music. Let’s get reaffiliated with an old friend.

13.) If Only I Was Lonely – Phil Yates & The Affiliates
14.) One Mans Trash – Phil Yates & The Affiliates
15.) Fixin’ To Die – Phil Yates & The Affiliates
16.) Send Him The Bill – Phil Yates & The Affiliates

You can pre-order the new album on Bandcamp and get two songs now. Thanks for sending the whole album Phil!! This next band are playing tonight at The Monkey House.

17.) Above The Frequency – Invisible Homes
18.) Rental – Zeus Springsteen
19.) All My Life – Wide Wail
20.) Alienation – Black Rabbit

Great rocker from Rabbit. I thought I should toss a classic into this mix of new music. Thanks for still being great Wail. Great rocker from Zeus. I can’t wait for the new Homes album. This next band will be at the Lamp Shop on Saturday in a semi-acoustic kind of way.

21.) The Space Between – The Nancy Druids
22.) Black, Blue & White – The New Siberians
23.) Feel The Bern – Violint Wednesday
24.) We Shall Overcome – Bernie Sanders and 30 Vt Musicians.

That was recorded many years ago and Bernie is still out fighting the good fight. On Tuesday we hold elections and his stepdaughter Carina Driscoll is running for mayor. Wednesday is really Emma Sky and she wrote that about Burlington and how progressive values have enhanced the lives of people in our town. Great songs form Siberians and Druids. I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

outro

Songs after:
Raingods Dancing->Wake Up Call (Make It Happen) – Fish
Trickle Down – The Tragically Hip
Resurrection – Death World Wide
Angels Of Death – Hawkwind
Hallelujah The Hills – Hallelujah The Hills
Parallels – Yes
Smalls Change – Derek Smalls
Orange Like Water – The Cush
Afraid Of Sunlight – Marillion
Before The Deluge – The Church Band
It’s Going Down – MIDLAKE BAND
King Arthur’s Death – Children in Paradise
Third Party Politics – Ouzkxqlzn
What’s In California? – Joshua Glass Music
regular programming

 

 

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Adam Wolf and The Mountain Carol at Sidebar January 14, 2018   Leave a comment

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Adam Wolf pic by Tim Lewis

 

I had a great time seeing music a couple of Sundays ago at SideBar. It was one of those weeks where I had to work early on a Monday but hadn’t been out to see much in 2018 and had to put in the effort.

I took the lovely walk downtown and got in and settled and chatted a bit, then Adam Wolf started playing. With a singer/guitar player, bass, drums, and pedal steel they had a country blues rock feel with a very wet sound that produced a Floyd vibe. The pedal steel had no twang and provided a second rhythm. The vocals were down in the mix and sounded like a fifth instrument and the band had a sound that kept rising and filled me nicely. They opened with a song that will be their debut single then played a drifty dreamy pop song. They played a song about a new girl and followed it with another dreamy song. They played a song about walking on home then one about what’s real. They closed with a song that had an Eastern Mountain Time feel. They were really good and I’d go see them again in a heartbeat.

Up next The Mountain Carol kept the room sounding drifty and dreamy. Instead of the long series of songs they had been opening with they broke them up individually but still let me loose myself in their glory. They sang a song where the line I Shall Not floated to the surface. I listened to All is Lost so many times before going that I actually recognized it in the fourth slot. They played a dance number that may have been about loss. Austin had to reach way down for the solo on Adventure Safari and it’s so great to hear him play. They played something that may be the drum carol and closed the set with The Neverending. Despite not being always able to grasp their songs, much like the first 5 times I saw The Cush, I love being in the space that they create. They are recording soon so maybe I’ll be able to play the songs so many times I can finally get hold of them. Either way, I love when they play.

There was another band on that night, but I was exhausted and did the responsible thing and went home so I was ready to work in the morning.

 

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The Mountain Carol pic by Tim Lewis

 

Posted January 30, 2018 by tmusicfan in Rock Shows

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Radio Show 240 Thursday January 11, 2018 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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Bardela at Radio Bean pic by Tim Lewis

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Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM.ORG will run from 9-11pm US Eastern time Thursday January 11 2018 and can be streamed from our website or this Facebook page link WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: Five Years – David Bowie

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Let’s begin tonight with another cool song from Where Amanda Is King.

1.) House Of Mirrors – Hana Zara
2.) Maria – Francesca Blanchard
3.) Winter – David L Jarvis
4.) Low Down Mid-December – Eastern Mountain Time

I love the cold dark feel of December and Winter. They nicely describe what it feels like to be in Vermont at this time of year. Maria is a new song and if you purchase it from Francesca’s Bandcamp page the money will be donated to relief for Puerto Rico. Great song from Hana. So, last night we recorded the first live at Robot Dog Studio for 2018 and here it is.

5.) Here In LA – Bardela
6.) Country Comes To Town – Bardela
7.) I Know You Rider – Bardela
8.) The Crow – Bardela

I want to thank Jeff Barrows, Arty LaVigne, Cooie DeFrancesco, Mark Christensen, and Dave Simpson for playing so well, and Ryan Cohen for making us all sound so great. There will be lots more of these in 2018. OK, this next artist just released a cool video for this song.

9.) Come Dance – Kat Wright
10.) Haze – gneiss
11.) Hurricane Jane – Hayley Jane and the Primates
12.) Paycheck (live) – Slingshot Dakota

Slingshot come to town once or twice a year and rock us. They just released an Audiotree live album on Bandcamp and it’s cool to have live music from them. Cool rocker from Haley and the band. Gneiss are at Red Square tonight. Great song from Kat. OK, here is the next song on Black, Blue, and White

13.) Racers – The New Siberians
14.) Statistik – The Mountain Says No
15.) Politicians In My Eyes – Death World Wide
16.) Vestibule – Blue Button

Button are so much fun and rock so hard. Great classic from Death. Will they have something new soon? Mountain will do a Robot Dog session next week and I’m very excited. Will they play new songs? Great song from Siberians. OK, let’s keep rocking.

17.) The Day I Met You – Dirtminers
18.) Giving Up The Ghost – Aaron Flinn
19.) Full Moon, Dark Places – Bull & Prairie
20.) Bomb – Envy

Envy rocked us hard in the ’90’s. Great song from B&P. Those are classics from Aaron and Raph Worrick‘s band. OK, let’s see how the past rocked us so we can understand the future.

21.) Las Vegas – Ninja Custodian
22.) Fly On The Wall – Zola Turn
23.) Screwball – Screaming Broccoli
24.) Hold Me Tight – The Decentz

Decentz were so fun back in the ’80’s. Broccoli rocked us in the late ’80’s, Zola in the ’90’s and Ninja straddled that line. This next band will be at SideBar on Sunday.

25.) All Is Lost – The Mountain Carol
26.) Bowie’s Heroes (in partial) – Ouzkxqlzn
27.) The Mists – Aram Bedrosian
28.) Millwall Brick – Grease face
29.) East Jabip – REDadmiral

Admiral will be at Radio Bean next Wednesday. Grease will be at Big Heavy World tomorrow. Cool song from Aram. Lauren Costello played a show on Monday in honor of David Bowie’s birthday. Ouzkxqlzin is her band or her solo. Great song from Carol. Well, I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

outro

Songs after:
White Feather – Fish
I’ll Believe In You (Or I’ll Be Leaving You Tonight) – The Tragically Hip
Lightning Strike – Judas Priest
Paranoid – Black Sabbath
Iron Maiden (live) – Iron Maiden
Heroes – King Crimson
Devil Inside Me – Dam Kat
Supper’s Ready (live with Gabriel) – Genesis
Siberian Khatru – Yes
Is This Where You Live? – The Church Band
Orange Like Water – The Cush
Afraid Of Sunlight – Marillion
I Lost My Marbles – Joshua Glass Music
regular programming.

 

The Mountain Carol at Radio Bean December 4, 2017   Leave a comment

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The Mountain Carol pic by Tim Lewis

 

I had a great time seeing music a couple of weeks ago at Radio Bean. It was in the heart of the busy season and I was scheduled to work until 11:30 so I knew I would miss the band I wanted to see. I even sent an apology note, as one does. The day was busy but by the end of the evening it was just slow enough and staffing was just right so I was able to get out a little early.

I raced home, did a quick turnaround, then raced downtown. I got in the door about 10:40 for the 10:30 show. I’m not sure if I missed anything or not as The Mountain Carol started to play and let the song, or string of songs, flow with beauty and grace. I think it was the same thing they opened with a few weeks earlier at the Lamp Shop. Part of me wanted to capture a few lyrics or musical ideas to help write about the show, but most of me just wanted to crawl into the musical flow and bask in its shimmering loveliness, so I did. The first song gave way to shorter songs that kept me in a happy place and elicited a comment from the audience comparing them to Pink Floyd. Even though they don’t sound like that they do feel like that. I just loved every moment of the hour or so that they played. They wrapped the night with a song called Never Ending and I was as impressed with them as the last time I caught them.

After the show I chatted with the band and with Ryan Cohen who was there to check them out. We made a plan for February then I took the long happy walk home.

 

Posted December 22, 2017 by tmusicfan in Rock Shows

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Radio Show 237 Thursday December 21, 2017 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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Zeus Springsteen at Robot Dog Studio pic by Tim Lewis

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Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM.ORG will run from 9-11pm US Eastern time Thursday December 21, 2017 You can listen in from our website or this Facebook page link WBKM It will go as follows,

Song before Happy X-Mas (War Is Over) – Joshua Glass Music

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Yesterday I bought a cool Christmas gift from an amazing local musician so I thought I should begin with some of his music.

1.) The Positives Of Ten Degrees – The DuPont Brothers
2.) The Toy – Hana Zara
3.) Hallelujah – SWALE
4.) Black 17 – The New Siberians

That’s another great song from Black, Blue, And White, the album I’m playing all the way through, song after song, week after week. What a fun version of that song by Swale. I thought Toy would be a seasonally appropriate Hana song, even if the subject is a little different. It was nice chatting with you yesterday Sam. OK, let’s head over to Robot Dog Studio for the last interview and live performance on my radio show this year.

5.) Car Bomb – Zeus Springsteen
6.) Signal Loss – Zeus Springsteen
7.) I’ll Find You Dindone Fontaine – Zeus Springsteen
8.) What’s Inside A Thing – Zeus Springsteen

Thanks so much Zeus for rocking so hard and Ryan Cohen for making us sound great. We did 16 of the live at Robot Dog shows this year and I hope you have enjoyed getting a small taste of the live music scene in Burlington. I’ve already got a couple of bands lined up in early 2017, and a cool announcement on the way. OK, it’s winter and beginning to get cold.

9.) Cold – Seth Yacovone Band
11.) It’s Cold – Black Rabbit
12.) The Wrong List – Savage Hen
13.) Christmas Sled – The Mountain Says No

Great song from a rocking band who are amazing live. See you in January! Such a fun Christmas song from Hen. That was recorded earlier this year at Robot Dog. Nice seasonally appropriate songs from Seth and Rabbit. OK, here is a fun version of a classic.

14.) Funky Little Drummer Boy – Soule Monde (Ray Paczkowski & Russ Lawton)
15.) Alone In The Night – Andriana Chobot
16.) When The Nights Get Long – Carraway
17.) Just Another Day (Christmas) – Swale

Another great holiday song from Swale. They will play a show at Light Club Lamp Shop on Saturday which should be really fun. The Carraway and Andriana songs sound like what it feels like on the longest night of the year. This song has that feel too.

18.) The Mountain Carol – The Mountain Carol
19.) The Last Carol – The Cush
20.) It’s Christmas – Swale
21.) The Bells of Electric Haloland – Electric Halo
22.) Winter Serenade – Electric Halo

Halo are on of Joe Adler‘s many projects and sounds so great at this time of year. Another great song from Swale, who will play the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts on New Year’s Eve. That song from The Cush just warms my heart. OK, here’s another cool Swale song.

23.) Snow Angel – Swale
24.) Carol Of The Bells – Gordon Stone
25.) Silver Bells – Josh Glass and Jackie Buttolph
26.) Santa Baby – Samara Lark Brown

Samara will be at Radio Bean on Friday with lots of other cool people. Great versions of the classics from Josh, Jackie and Gordon. This next performer will be at Radio Bean tomorrow too.

27.) Rudolf The Red Nosed Reindeer – Linda Bassick
28.) Frosty The Snowman – Construction Joe
29.) Little Drummer Boy – Aaron Flinn
30.) Winter Wonderland – Josh Glass

Those are all fun versions of the classics. Here are some more.

31.) Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas – Greg Alexander
32.) White Christmas – Giovanina Bucci
33.) O Holy Night – Cait Hoffman
34.) Merry Christmas Baby – Sandra Wright
35.) Jingle Bell Rock – Sarah Stickle

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

outro

Songs after:
Hold Your Head Up Fish
Highway Girl – The Tragically Hip
I Believe – Dam Kat
I Believe In Father Christmas – Greg Lake
Don’t Want To Know If You Are Lonely – Black Rabbit
Linus And Lucy – Charlie Brown album
Father Christmas – The Kinks
regular programming.

 

Radio Show 235 Thursday December 7, 2017 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 December 7, 2017. You can stream it from the website above or our Facebook page link here: WBKM It will go as follows

Song before: Two Places At Once – The Church

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. If you’ve listened in at WBKM in the past few days you may have noticed that we shifted our format to be local music, but I’m still going to be in every Thursday to give you my take. Let’s begin with a legendary local performer who has been in Nebraska for the last couple of years, but still comes back and plays for is. Here is a song from her brand new album Where Amanda Is King.

1.) Hartford – Hana Zara
2.) Editor In Chief – Ryan Power
3.) Magenta Man – Rue M.
4.) The Sea Widow – Hana Zara

I’ve given the new album a couple of glancing listens and Widow and Hartford jumped out, but I think the whole album is pretty amazing. Thanks Hana! Classic song from Rue who always put on amazing shows. Cool new song from Ryan’s album They Sell Doomsday which came out in October. OK, let’s play the next song on Black, Blue and White.

5.) Make It Work – The New Siberians
6.) Crutch – Kelly Ravin
7.) Golden Crutch – SWALE
8.) Low Down Mid-December – Eastern Mountain Time

Such a great song about this time of year. That version was recorded at Robot Dog Studio a couple of weeks ago. I’m just getting to know Kelly Ravin’s new album Engine. I thought Crutch would sound good after the Siberians song then had to toss in the Swale song for obvious reasons. OK, here is the title song from Kelly’s album.

9.) Engine – Kelly Ravin
10.) Empress Of Ireland – Thompson Gunner
11.) The Mime – Joe Adler
12.) You Will Fall – Kelly Ravin

Some of Kelly’s songs are more country but Fall is all out rock and roll. Great song from Joe. Empress is pretty epic and was recorded live one night at Nectar’s. OK, let’s keep rocking. This is from an album coming out soon but I got an advance copy so I can play you a few songs.

13.) Signal Loss – Zeus Springsteen
14.) By Design – The Nancy Druids
15.) Above The Frequency – Invisible Homes
16.) Everything Will Be Eventual – Zeus Springsteen

That’s another cool new song from Zeus. That’s a classic from Homes. I saw an acoustic version of the Druids last week and it was cool. That’s a full rock as usual version from the Robot Dog session we did earlier this year. OK, this next song was recorded live at Nectar’s a few years back.

17.) I Think I’m Turning Into A Robot – Wave of the Future
18.) Robots Making Love – Pinhead
19.) RobotsImprovingRobots – The Tsunamibots
20.) Joey Is A Robot – Zeus Springsteen

That song is so much fun when they play live and I’m happy I have a copy now so I can share it with you. What can I say, our town just loves robots. OK, let’s keep rocking with another Burlington classic.

21.) Heartbreak Baby – Villanelles
22.) Can’t Feel It – Vetica
23.) From Here – The Red Summer Sun
24.) The Anchor – Carraway

All of those songs were from the past 4-5 years and sound so great. OK, let’s keep rocking.

25.) Full Moon Flowers – Zeus Springsteen
26.) The Mountain Carol – The Mountain Carol
27.) The Last Carol – The Cush
28.) Mary – Plan B

Plan B played around in the 80’s and that is such an epic song about searching for the good life. I want to send that out to my friend Mary Wolcott who just took off to go to France and spend a lot of time at the Louvre. Way to go. Lovely song from The Cush. I caught Mountain at Radio Bean on Monday and they were amazing. More on that soon. Thanks Zeus!! Well, I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

Ta ta, farewell, see you next week nudge nudge wink wink…

29.) Sayonara – Black Rabbit
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Songs afterr
White Feather – Fish
Cemetery Sideroad – The Tragically Hip
Gold In California – The Red Telephone
Courage And Sorrow – Dam Kat
Devil Inside Me – Dam Kat
Dance On A Volcano/Los Endos – Genesis
Try To Love Part I – Dam Kat
Try To Love Part II – Dam Kat
Poet’s Moon – Fish
I Write A Poem – Dam Kat
Until We Sleep – David Gilmour
Edgar Allen Poe – Lou Reed
The Ghost In You – The Psychedelic Furs
No Regrets – Saga
New York My Lovely – Joshua Glass Music
regular programming

 

Radio Show 234 Thursday November 30, 2017 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   1 comment

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Eastern Mountain Time pic by Tim Lewis

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Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM.ORG can be streamed from our website or this Facebook page WBKM It will run from 9-11pm US Eastern time Thursday November 30 and will go as follows.

Song before: Winter – Tori Amos

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving. I enjoyed spending the time with my family and friends. It’s now legal to play Christmas songs but I only have a couple lined up tonight. I want to begin tonight by offering my deepest condolences to Gabrielle Douglas who just lost her father. He sounded like an incredible man. Gabby is strong and I want to begin with a beautiful piece of music that she and Burette have given us.

1.) The Last Carol – The Cush
2.) Overcoat – SWALE
3.) Plains – Tom Pearo
4.) Love In The Afternoon – The Thursday Torys

I just heard about the Torys. They are from Lyndon and sound pretty cool and I need to check them out more. Tom is a great musician. That’s from his new Headspace album. It has been chilly out and there have been several nights where taking a walk with a nice overcoat has been a lovely idea. Great song from The Cush. OK, let’s head on over to Robot Dog Studio for an interview and four live songs from Eastern Mountain Time.

5.) Fool That I Am – Eastern Mountain Time
6.) All We Need – Eastern Mountain Time
7.) Low Down Mid-December – Eastern Mountain Time
8.) Same Ways – Eastern Mountain Time

I want to thank the band for being so great and to thank Ryan Cohen for making us sound amazing. OK, on the last show I played the last song from the Surf Sabbath album so I have to start a new album to play all the way through, song after song, week after week. Let’s begin Black, Blue, and White by The New Siberians.

9.) All The Kids – The New Siberians
10.) Judgement Day – David Rosane & The Zookeepers
11.) In The Country – Bardela
12.) These Summer Nights – Sarah Blacker & New England Groove Association

Sarah played a great version of that a couple of weeks ago at Club Metronome. I love playing that song when it’s cold out to remind us of what is to come. Lovely song by Bardela. Judgement is from the upcoming album Book Of Zoo and I can’t wait for it. Great song from the Siberians from a stellar album. So, on the night before Thanksgiving I went to Radio Bean and Light Club Lamp Shop and saw these next 4 bands.

13.) All Is Lost – The Mountain Carol
14.) Mama – Ivamae
15.) Do U Love U? – Best Fern
16.) Can We Be Still? – Thanya Iyer

Thanya and Fern are from Montreal and are friends and did not know that each other was playing that night. That’s so Burlington. Ivama is amazing and Carol are a really cool band from Plattsburgh. So, we’ve had some dramatic sunrises and sunsets lately with vivid colors. The other night the sky was purple and that always makes me think of this song.

17.) It’s Purple And It Sparkles – Zola Turn
18.) Wish For Winter – Near North
19.) Favorite Bag – Phil Yates & The Affiliates
20.) Complex Vermont – Self Portrait
21.) Militant Mind – Mycelium MC

That was recorded live at Jim’s Basement which is a pretty cool venue. Great song by the MC who is playing a show at 11 tonight at Radio Bean. Portrait paint a fascinating view of our state. Great song from Phil’s upcoming album. I can’t wait for that one either. Great songs from North and Zola. This gentleman will be at the Bean tonight at 11 too.

22.) You’re Not Listening – Forest Gray
23.) Hang Em High School – Barbacoa
24.) Supernatural – Ryan Ober and the Romans
25.) Demon Moon – Crazyhearse
26.) Christmas Sled – The Mountain Says No

I figure that if I keep playing that song, someone will have to eventually get Mountain that sled. Great rockers from Ryan and Crazy. Something about the Ryan song make me think it would sound great with the Crazy one. I caught Barbacoa the night after Thanksgiving with my cousins Michael Pearson and Caleb Pearson at Foam Brewers and they were amazing as always. Great questions from Forest. Well, I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

outro

Songs after:
Big Wedge – Fish
Evelyn – The Tragically Hip
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Ivamae and Best Fern at Radio Bean and Thanya Iyer and The Mountain Carol at Light Club Lamp Shop November 22, 2017   Leave a comment

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Ivamae pic by Tim Lewis

 

I had a great time seeing music last Wednesday at Radio Bean and Light Club Lamp Shop. I had a pretty quiet day off but as the clock approached 9, I got motivated and got out the door. I took the lovely walk downtown and got in and settled as Ivamae got ready to play. It was just her with an electric guitar and a powerful voice and a crowd who was willing to listen. I’ve seen her a couple of times and the audience seems to quickly become reverent when she begins. That night was no exception. Her songs don’t have catchy hooks or choruses but there is something magical to the sound that makes her shows compelling. She opened with a stunning version of True Hue then sang about how freedom is just a state of mind. She sang about tender me then covered a song called Sober. She played another cover about being a victim of a foolish heart then played one of her own called Homecoming. She just shot a video for the song Reality Of It All and regaled us with a lovely performance of it. She played a Feist song about wishing I didn’t miss you. She closed with a jazzy song called Nope which featured the line I can’t change the truth. It was a wonderful show.

 

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Thanya Iyer pic by Luke Awtry Photography

I popped over to the Lamp Shop and a band from Montreal called Thanya Iyer were onstage and playing. This was the last night of a long tour before heading home and they sounded completely locked in. They were playing some infectious synth pop as I got settled but then the sound turned to jam then rocked a bit as it came to a close. I think it was about rising up. I’m not sure if the next song was one long song or a series of them but it started with bird sounds and lovely keys then fell into a jazz jam prog rock sound. The drummer gave the song a hypnotic feel and I was just amazed. They wrapped up the set after that and I’m so glad that I caught as much as I did. They are definitely a band to watch for.

 

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Thanya Iyer pic by Luke Awtry Photography

I popped back to the Bean and another band from Montreal were ready to play. Best Fern said they were really good friends with Thanya and neither knew the other was playing that night. Kudos to whomever booked those shows. Fern are a duo with a woman on guitar and vocals and a guy on electronics. They began with a soft mystical sound lit by chimes and wispy vocals. They played delicate and gorgeous songs about waiting and wondering if you love you. They sang about how you can do anything that you want to and remarked about how present the audience was. They sang a song called I Will Try and closed the set with a song about when you’re dead. It was a beautiful show.

 

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Best Fern pic by Tim Lewis

 

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The Mountain Carol pic by Tim Lewis

I headed back to the Lamp Shop and got in and settled as the other band I meant to see started to play. The Mountain Carol began with a Roxy Music sound and played a long song or a series of songs about having the vision. As it went along and took fun twists and turns I was elated. At one point it had a bit of a Doors sound and went for about 20 minutes. Up next was an upbeat jazzy song about dancing alone that made me smile. They played a couple more that were really cool and called it a night. That was the second time I’d seen them and would go back again in a heartbeat.

I popped back to the Bean and caught part of a song by Guthrie Galileo. It was just him on keys and vocals and he played a pop song with a big sound. I was pretty wiped out by then so I took the easy walk home, but I really should check out his music soon. Even on the night before Thanksgiving there is amazing music in our town.

Thanks Luke Awtry Photography for the pictures of Thanya Iyer

 

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The Mountain Carol pic by Tim Lewis