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Radio Show 225 Thursday September 14, 2017 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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Tonight’s local music radio show will run from 9-11pm US Eastern Time Thursday September 14. It can be streamed from the WBKM Facebook page and will go as follows.

Song before: Fireworks – The Tragically Hip


From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. My heart goes out to the people of Florida. Please help out if you can. I want to thank Higher Ground for sponsoring the show. They will bring the giant GPN festival to the waterfront this weekend. Let’s begin tonight with a couple of bands who played at The Monkey House last night.

1.) Taung Child – The Dead Shakers
2.) Echoes On – Cones
3.) Unveiled – Pours
4.) Bidets And Confused – Sad Turtle

Turtle play cool instrumentals with Seinfeld references and are always fun. It was cool to see Chris Shar of Pours at the Landlady show last week but was even cooler to hear him play drums with the Shakers. Cones are from Los Angeles and we are so lucky to live in a town where they can just come and play on a Wednesday night. The Shakers haven’t recorded their full psychedelic sound yet but Child hints at it. More about that in a couple of weeks. OK, it’s time to play the last song on Loose Tooth and I will have to pick a new album to play all the way through, song after song, week after week.

5.) We Tried – Clever Girls
6.) I Like Flowers And I’m Not Afraid To Say It – Peg Tassey MUSIC
7.) Automatic Sweetheart – Hammydown
8.) Day Of The Dead – Hana Zara

Hana just successfully funded her new album with a Kickstarter campaign and I can’t wait to hear it. It was cool to see Abbie Gail from Hammydown play with Caroline Rose at the Madaila on Main show recently. I got to go to Ottawa and see the mosaiculture and to go to Montreal to see the botanical gardens this week so the Peg song jumped to mind. Great song and EP from Clever Girls. I”m sure they will have something new soon since they have lots of songs in their set that are not recorded yet. Last Saturday I saw a few classic bands at Higher Ground and one who have been playing around but I had just not seen. Here is one of their songs.

9.) Co2U Later – The Tsunamibots
10.) Projector – Vetica
11.) Despite The Rain – Starlight Conspiracy
12.) Nowhere Feels Like Home – Fire The Cannons

Cannons played in the early 00’s and rocked us hard. Starlight were a cool ’90’s band. Vetica played some great shows in the 10’s and the Tsunamibots are putting on fantastic shows now. OK, let’s reach even further back into Burlington’s past.

13.) Boom Boom (Out Go The Lights) – The N-Zones
14.) Paint It Black – Silver Bridget
15.) Breathe – Ninja Custodian
16.) Cowgirl In The Sand – Real Old and Insane Donkey

That was a band that Seth Yacovone put together to play some Neil Young songs. Ninja used to play cool covers back in the late ’80’s at Nectar’s and other places. Bridget played last Saturday and are playing the next couple of Saturday’s at Nectar’s. N-Zones played back in the early ’80’s or late ’70’s. Burlington has a lot of great original music but we do like covers too. OK, this next band will make a rare appearance in town at Light Club Lamp Shop tomorrow at 7:30.

17.) Northern Skies – The Lindbergh Baby
18.) Say It – Anachronist
19.) A Company Man – Carraway
20.) Drug Laws – SWALE

I love the way that song continuously rocks. Such a fun song from Carraway. Great songs form Anachronist and Lindbergh. So, last Friday there were a bunch of cool bands who played at the Art Hop but heavy rain wiped out most of the outside shows. This band saw a break in the weather, got set up and began to play as the rain came back. This was the only song of their set and they are such troopers for even playing that one.

21.) The Original Original – Black Rabbit
22.) Good Times – Grand
23.) Shark – Greaseface
24.) Blank Daze – Mr. Doubtfire
25.) Blue Lights – Sink or Swim

Sink will play a show this Saturday. Ask them for the detains since it’s an underground show. Doubtfire and Grand played a great show at Radio Bean Monday night. Grease are playing at the Monkey House on Saturday. OK, let’s keep rocking.

26.) By Design – The Nancy Druids
27.) The Great Forgetter – The New Siberians
28.) Small Town Movie – The Cush
29.) Song About The Ocean – Dino Bravo VT

Those are four of many the great songs to come out of the Burlington scene. I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?


Songs after
Five Years – Fish
Strangers When We Meet – David Bowie
And You And I – Anderson Wakeman
Yours Is No Disgrace – Yes
Cascade – Andriana Chobot
From Now On – Supertramp
La Villa Strangiato – Rush
Story In Your Eyes – Moody Blues
Now I’m Here – Queen
The Bravery Of Being Out Of Range – Roger Waters
The Porpoise Song – The Church Band
Man On The Side – Joshua Glass Music
regular programming


Radio Show 139 Thursday December 17, 2015 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 internet only WBKM. I played a lot of local artists doing Christmas classics. I upped the nutrition level of the show with a couple of songs from Screaming Broccoli. I played a couple of cuts from The Cuts. And Swale, I played a lot of Swale.

before: Delirious – The Church Band

recording begins
Song before: Beware Of Darkness – George Harrison.



From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. The Calendar says it’s close to Christmas but with it 50 degrees and raining, it sure does not feel like it. I guess it’s a good thing the world leaders are at least putting some plans into action to attempt to halt global warming. My song before the show tonight was from the concert for Bangladesh. On Saturday a bunch of local musicians will recreate the show at Higher Ground. I think I’m working, but will be there if I can. Tonight, let’s begin with some local artist playing Christmas songs. Let’s begin with one of my favorites.

1.) Happy X-mas (War Is Over) – Joshua Glass Music
2.) Hallelujah – Swale
3.) Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer – Linda Bassick
4.) Carol of the Bells – Gordon Stone

Nice version of the classic by the super-talented Stone. Did you catch the version of that song with Stephen and Henry Rollins on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night? Check it out if you missed it! Great version of Rudolph by Linda Bassick. I love the lyric rewrite on the Cohen classic. Great song from Josh. Let’s keep going with more Christmas songs.

5.) It Came Upon A Midnight Clear – Electric Halo
6.) God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen – Viperhouse
7.) Silver Bells – Josh Glass
8.) Winter Wonderland – The N-Zones

That was a fun romp from the classic Burlington band. Another great song from Josh. Nice groove to the Viper song. Great interpretation from Halo, who feature Joe Adler and the music saw of Johnnie Day Durand. Let’s go back in time to the late ’80’s or early ’90’s when Burlington bands really came into their own.

9.) Rain – The Cuts
10.) Hold Me Tight – The Decentz
11.) So Nice – Ninja Custodian
12.) Let’s Bury Bob – Screaming Broccoli

Great rocker from the classic band. I love that Ninja song. I love that Decentz song. I had to play Rain due to the weather. OK, let’s get to the next song on Red Flannel Hash.

13.) Double Line – Black Rabbit
14.) Christmas Sled – The Mountain Says No
15.) Blind Pigs – ROUGH FRANCIS
16.) Beaten Down – Swale

The last time I listened to Pigs I though it has to mix into the Swale song. I’m psyched to see Francis at The Monkey House on New Year’s Eve! Killer Mountain song. Another classic from Rabbit. Swale just put out an EP with four Christmas songs, and are playing at the Monkey House tonight. I already played the fourth song on the album. Here are the other three.

17.) Just Another Day (Christmas) – Swale
18.) It’s Christmas – Swale
19.) Snow Again – Swale

Three new classics from one of the most wonderful bands in town. OK, let’s play some more classics from local bands.

20.) Santa Baby – Samara Lark Brown
21.) Frosty The Snowman – Construction Joe
22.) Jingle Bell Rock – Sarah Stickle
23.) The Christmas Song – Motel Brown

Just wonderful versions of classic songs. Here are some more.

24.) Little Drummer Boy – Aaron Flinn
25.) Merry Christmas Baby – Sandra Wright Band
26.) Oh Holy Night – Cait Hoffman
27.) Silent Night – Tammy Fletcher

Stunning solo vocal versions from Tammy and Cait. Nice groove to the Sandra song. Aaron is always so solid. OK, let’s play a few more then close with some regular local songs.

28.) White Christmas – Giovanina Bucci
29.) Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas – Greg Alexander
30.) Santa Claus Is Coming To Town – Scott Mangan

Three more absolute classics. OK, here is a song that always inspires me.

31.) Sequoia 3 – Binger
31.) Above The Frequency – Invisible Homes
32.) On A Sunday – Screaming Broccoli
33.) In A Different Part Of The World – The Cuts

Cuts are showing a bit of Pinhead influence on that one. Killer song from Broccoli. Great new song from Homes. I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. I will be off the next two weeks to spend some time with my family. I want to say Happy Birthday to my brother Ken, since his birthday is Saturday. I will be back in 2016.



Songs after:
Sunsets On Empire (live) – Fish
It’s Just A Ride – Bill Hicks AMERICAN The Bill Hicks Story)

recording ends
Wave – Slingshot Dakota
Usual Plays In Heaven/Be Kind And Talk To Me – Active Heed
Down By The River/Like A Hurricane – Seth Yacovone Band
Higher And Higher – The Moody Blues
Amazing Journey/Sparks – The Who
Empire Of The Clouds – Iron Maiden
Starship Trooper – Yes (official)
Jacob’s Ladder (live) – RUSH
Orange Like Water – The Cush
Afraid Of Sunlight – Marillion
Opus 40 – Mercury Rev
The Old And The Young – MIDLAKE BAND
World Container – The Tragically Hip
It’s All Too Much – The Church
Teenage Mother Earth – The Red Telephone
Ninjas VS Zombies – Phil Yates
Strange Phenomena – Kate Bush
Dear God – Kat Wright & The Indomitable Soul Band
I’ve Been Down – Bob Wagner
New York My Lovely – Josh Glass
regular programming


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



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

Song before: Moongirl – Stellastarr



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

Song after: Blind To The Beautiful – Fish