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Radio Show 253 Thursday April 12, 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 April 12th. You can stream it from the website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: Lawyers, Guns and Money – Warren Zevon

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. The crocuses are out and I saw a daffodil yesterday Beansie’s Bus is open so Spring is in the air. Let’s begin with an artist who will release a new EP soon.

1.) Leonard – Jeremy Gilchrist – Singer-Songwriter
2.) Pope Francis – Bison
3.) Try And Try And Try – The Snaz
4.) Little Girl – Kelly Ravin Music

Kelly recently put out an album called Engine that is so good I will have to play it all the way through, song after song, week after week. That’s the first song and I hope you enjoyed it. I miss the Snaz. Thanks for sending me your new EP Bison! Great song from Jeremy about Mr Cohen. OK, let’s head on over to Robot Dog Studio and rock out.

5.) The Other Iron Sheik – Doom Service
6.) Miner Forty-Niner – Doom Service
7.) Monsters Are Due On Maple Street – Doom Service
8.) Jurassic Bark – Doom Service

I want to thank Ryan Cohen for making us sound so great and Doom Service for rocking so hard. OK, let’s keep rocking.

9.) The Space Between – The Nancy Druids
10.) Signal Loss – Zeus Springsteen
11.) Lean In – When Particles Collide
12.) Projector – Vetica

I miss Vetica. Particles could be anywhere in the country, even Vermont. Zeus will be at The Monkey House on Saturday. Great song from the Druids. So, Luke Adam from Vetica, has a new band. Let’s check them out.

13.) Partial Recall – Secret Family
14.) The Next Day – Chazy Lake
15.) Give It Up To The Night – Bad Smell
16.) Sequoia 3 – Binger

That’s such a great song from Binger. Raph Worrick and Jane Boxall Percussion started Smell after a Rock Lotto performance a few years ago. Girls Rock Vermont is sponsoring another one on Saturday with the bands who get created in the morning and perform later in the night at Light Club Lamp Shop. A couple of friends recommended Chazy and I like what I hear. Great stuff from Luke’s new band. OK, let’s trip out for a while with a band who are at SideBar tonight.

17.) Four Song Jam – The Dead Shakers

That was so much fun. Thanks everyone! OK, Let’s keep rocking.

18.) It’s Purple And It Sparkles – Zola Turn
19.) Junior – Clever Girls
20.) Before The Evenings Thru – THE VACANT LOTS
21.) Empress Of Ireland – Thompson Gunner

That was recorded at Nectar’s a few years back. I’m still reeling from that Lots show a couple of weeks ago. Great new song from Clever and great classic from Zola. Well, I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

outro

Songs after
Where In The World – Fish
The Luxury – The Tragically Hip
The Envoy – Warren Zevon
In Trance – Uli Jon Roth
Emerald – Thin Lizzy
ETI – The Contrarian
Black Blade – Blue Oyster Cult
Carnage – Black Rabbit
Rebel Girl – Bikini Kill
She Brings Me – Sistas in the Pit
Safe To Say – SWALE
It’ll Be Okay – Let’s Whisper
Once In My Life – The Decemberists
Faded Hollow – The Cush
I Believe – Dam Kat
Cortez The Killer – The Church Band
Heavy – Clever Girls
Love Is A Stream, or Part One – Ouzkxqlzn
regular programming

 

 

The Vacant Lots, Bison and le vaisseau d’or at Foam Brewers March 23, 2018   Leave a comment

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I had a great time seeing music a week ago Friday at Foam Brewers. I took the lovely walk downtown and got in and settled. Montreal band le vaisseau d’or.began the night with tuning that tuned into warm flowing music. The pace settled into an instrumental that reminded me of Roger Waters. They followed with a country rock based dreamy pop song about blessings that felt a bit like Blue Rodeo. While the whole show had hints of other bands, their sound was their own. They sang a song about being In My Life and a plodding drone about wanting you to love. A song about whatever had sweet backing vocals and a song about something gospel had a hint of The Church. They stayed with the early Church sound for a song about monkeys and closed with a song asking why does it have to be so. The show was slow and gentle yet had a nice drive. They were wonderful.

 

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Up next Bison took the stage and rocked hard. The music had a surging pulse and a punk sound. The packed room danced hard with great joy. They sang about how you have everything and about watching what you say. They played a song that started slow and picked up with a sledgehammer bass and had a lot of oooos. They played a song with a ska feel and one with a heavy riff about a lost cause. A song about dirty bars had everyone dancing a little harder. They ended the set with a song with a moody intro that reminded me of Signals era Rush and may have been about not wanting to know unless you tell me. I had been curious about Bison for a while and was so happy to finally check them out. Id go see them again in a heartbeat.

 

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It had been ages since I’d seen THE VACANT LOTS and I was super-psyched for the show. Three things jumped at me immediately, Jared Artaud was playing a different guitar than usual, Brian was playing a real drum kit instead of the electronic ones (though he had a keys and samples set up too) and there was no video background. They settled in by waiting for departure then became Never Satisfied. They sang a heavy drone rocker about a place of anger and a place of peace. Brian had a cool keys opener for Mad Mary Jones and the band rocked it hard. They eased up a little on Paint This Town and played a gorgeous version of the song. Jared put down the guitar and picked up a knife and stood menacingly at the front of the stage and sang about all that’s left. They went back to the heavy rock and surged for a couple of songs. They closed the night with another heavy rocker. As it devolved into the ending Jared picked up the knife and began hitting the strings and bridge. The music shreded furiously as the guitar was cut to pieces. The sound coalesced into a wailing moan before being shut down. The Lots always put on a great show but seldom with such fury. I can’t wait to see them again.

I did not stay long then slipped out the door and took the long uphill walk home.

 

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Radio Show 250 Thursday March 22, 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 can be streamed from the website or here WBKM It will run from 9-11pm US Eastern Time tonight and go as follows.

Song before It’s Hard – The Who

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. It’s nice to see Spring and all that sunshine today. Let’s begin with a band of humans who will stand up to their robot overlords The Tsunamibots

1.) Complacent – The Brand New Luddites
2.) Garabato Funderal – Mal Maïz
3.) Tenderness – The New Siberians
4.) Acolytes – The Brand New Luddites

I can’t wait until they release the album where the Luddites and the Bots have it out. Great rocker from the Siberians and cool piece by Maiz. This next band rocked this song hard last Saturday at The Skinny Pancake Burlington

5.) Everyone Likes To – SWALE
6.) Destroying Everything They See – Blue Button
7.) Mad Reactor – Blowtorch
8.) Captain 20 – Barbacoa
9.) Mad Mary Jonnes – THE VACANT LOTS

The Lots will be in town tomorrow at Foam Brewers. Blowtorch and Barbacoa will be at ArtsRiot tomorrow. Button rock hard. Swale too. This next band will be at Rathaus on Saturday.

10.) Super Battle Droids – Grease Face
11.) Monsters Are Due – Doom Service
12.) Ornan – Dirty Blondes
13.) Sugar Coated Candy Stix – Dino Bravo VT

Cool rockers from Dino and the Blondes. Doom will be at Big Heavy World on Saturday. OK, let’s keep rocking.

14.) Queen Of Hostility – Doll Fight
15.) Nowhere Feels Like Home – Fire The Cannons
16.) Falling In And Out Of Sleep – Envy
17.) A Different Machine – Elephants of Scotland

That’s a nice new remix of the song. Envy rocked us in the 90’s, Cannons rocked us in the 00’s and Doll rocked us in the ’10’s. OK, lets keep rocking.

18.) You Will Fall – Kelly Ravin
19.) Send Him The Bill – Phil Yates & The Affiliates
20.) Waiting – ROUGH FRANCIS
21.) Can’t Feel It – Vetica

Vetica always rocked hard. Francis just booked a show in May. Cool song from Phil’s upcoming album. Kelly is amazing. OK, let’s keep rocking.

22.) What’s Inside A Thing – Zeus Springsteen
23.) Don’t Want To Know If You Are Lonely – Black Rabbit
24.) No Magic – Hellascope
25.) Willow II – Tyler Daniel Bean

Great rocker from Tyler. Hella are amazing. Great Husker Du cover from Rabbit. The Zeus and Rabbit songs were recorded at Robot Dog Studio. As we move into spring the darkness is ample but the light is shining in.

26.) Shadow And Act – Invisible Homes
27.) Shadow Puppets – The Mountain Carol
28.) Give It Up To The Night – Bad Smell
29.) Alone In The Night – Andriana Chobot
30.) When The Nights Get Long – Carraway

I hope you enjoyed the journey between dark and light and the rest of the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

outro

Songs after:
The Field – Fish
Little Bones – The Tragically Hip
The Devil went Down To Georgia – The Charlie Daniels Band
Evil Never Dies – Judas Priest
Something I Drew – farm
Part III The Nightmare – Children in Paradise
Children Of The Grave – Black Sabbath
Children Of The Sea – Black Sabbath
Children Of The Sun – Judas Priest
Stargazer – Rainbow
Signify – Porcupine Tree
Then – Yes
Smalls Change – Derek Smalls
Man On The Side – Joshua Glass Music
regular programming.

Radio Show 221 Thursday August 17, 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 August 17th. It can be streamed at our Facebook page here: WBKM or at WBKM.ORG and will go as follows:

Song before: Kill The King – Rainbow

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. It’s a beautiful night in town but has been a challenging week for our country. We got to see the forces of fear spread a message of hate. We got to see lovely people stand up to it and we saw a lovely person die and her mother show us what strength and grace are. We have to fight this with love. Let’s begin tonight with a song about love.

1.) Can you Love Me Too? – Bethany Conner Music
2.) Trouble Come No More – Cricket Blue
3.) All We Need – Eastern Mountain Time
4.) Haze – gneiss

Great song by the lovely people in Gneiss. They will be at Red Square next Wednesday. I want to go but have a couple of other things happening that night. Check them out if you are downtown. Eastern are filming a video next Tuesday at The Monkey House at 6:30. I may work through it but love the lyrics in that song. Cricket and Bethany and others are playing at Farnham Ale & Lager VT on Saturday and it sounds like a great day of music. There is a lot of beauty in both of those songs, and we need beauty now more than ever. When confronted with so many emotions and images it can get overwhelming and sometimes a filter is needed.

5.) Great Filter – Jeremy Gilchrist – Singer-Songwriter
6.) Mad Captain – Brother Zag (Mike Luoma)
7.) Are We Mad? – David Rosane & The Zookeepers
8.) This Machine – Invisible Homes

As we have seen this weekend, and may see again this coming weekend, we will need to stand up to hate and fascism. Let’s use machines like guitars to fight the hate. We will have to do this alone since the man in the Oval Office has no intention of standing against hate. David and the band ask us an important question about our ability to elect such a man. Brother Zag wrote that song a long time ago and asking if our President is insane is more relevant than ever. Great song by Jeremy. OK, let’s ease off politics for a bit. It’s important to speak out but it’s important to keep making the world a lovely place. Last week I played the last song from 1881’s Light’s Camera Action “album” so it’s time to start a new one. This is a short one but all the songs are great. It’s called Loose Tooth by a band called Clever Girls and here is the first song.

9.) Tell Me No – Clever Girls
10.) Days Like These – Dysfunkshun
11.) Rock And Roll Is My Weapon – Ninja Custodian
12.) Sequoia 3 – Binger

I love the lyric in that song. We all started from the same root. We have grown in our own beautiful ways but we are all connected at the base. It’s important to remember that. If you want to stand up to hate and use rock and roll as your weapon, you have my blessing. That’s what I’m going to do. Dysfunkshun played back in the ’90’s and were always politically aware and Richard Bailey recently said if you are not political you are not punk. They will get the band back together in a few weeks at Higher Ground and I want to thank HG for sponsoring us here at WBKM. Great song from the Girls. I got to see them 3 times last week. OK, when you hear hate speech, please reject it.

13.) Rejected – Black Rabbit
14.) Full Moon Dark Places – Bull & Prairie
15.) Willow II – Tyler Daniel Bean
16.) Children Of The Grave – Surf Sabbath (The High Breaks)

Great song from the Breaks who will play at Foam Brewers tomorrow night. Tyler is on the road playing shows and will come by the Monkey House soon. He has a video about that song that delves into depression and we as a community don’t do mental health all that well. I want to thank him for helping us understand. I don’t know much about Bull except that they are from central Vermont and really rock. Thanks Ryan Cohen for turning me on to them. Rabbit are so great. These next two bands will be at Nectar’s on Monday with another band for a fun punk show.

17.) Two Weeks (’til The End Of The World) – Grand
18.) There’s A Problem – Mr. Doubtfire
19.) Insanity/Healing Dreams – Peg Tassey MUSIC
20.) Complex Vermont – Self Portrait

Vermont is liberal and conservative. We get really hot and we get really cold. We have people who believe in the alt right and we have people that love people. We are complex. In the midst of the insanity we will need Peg Tassey‘s healing dreams. The Doubtfire song begins with a quote from Trump saying ‘there’s no problem” but there is and he seems to be the only one who doesn’t notice it. Grand are one of the most fun rock bands ever. OK, this next band will be at Nectar’s tomorrow.

21.) Laughing Jim – The Edd
22.) Prog Noir – Stick Men (Official)
23.) Rainy Alley – Totally Submerged
24.) Avalon – Split Tongue Crow

Such a lovely song by the lovely Rutland band. Submerged play everywhere and I really like that song. Stick are a Crimsonesque band who will be at Higher Ground next Wednesday. I love the prog rock of the Edd. OK, let’s keep rocking.

25.) Before The Evening’s Thru – THE VACANT LOTS
26.) Black, Blue & White – The New Siberians
27.) The Road – Anders Parker
28.) Every Last One Of Us – SWALE

If you feel alone and scared there are people like Swale and myself who care and want to help. This world can be beautiful and needs every last one of us in our highest and most loving capacity. Anders was at ArtsRiot on Saturday and I was sick and missed it but am sure it was a great show. Great songs form Siberians and the Lots. Well, I hope you enjoyed checking out the music, and the love, of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

29.) Sayonara – Black Rabbit

Hey guys, Tim here for one more song. It will be a Fish song as always, and tonight’s has a very civic minded intro. Before I get to that I want to go back a few years and play a song that demands to be played after the events of this week.

Songs after:

Nazi Punks Fuck Off – Dead Kennedys
Vigil In A Wilderness Of Mirrors – Fish
Jackbooted Thugs (Have All The Best Drugs) – Anders Parker
Private Public Breakdown – Alice Cooper
Murder – David Gilmour
Fireball – Alice Cooper
Tear It All Away – The Church Band
Rats – Alice Cooper
This Machine Still Kills Fascists – Senders
Holy Water – Alice Cooper
New York My Lovely – Joshua Glass Music
regular programming

Radio Show 159 Thursday May 19, 2016 9-11pm Eastern US Time 107.1 FM and WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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WBKM photo by Tim Lewis Dec 17 2015

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Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM 107.1FM in the Champlain Valley, also streaming at our website, will go as follows:

Song before: Soul Eternal – Anderson Ponty Band

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the sounds of Burlington. It’s been a beautiful week in Burlington, but something unusual happened late Monday night. A meteor with a blue trail sailed over Vermont and could be seen all around New England. Let’s begin with a brand new song that speaks of meteors.

1.) Oysters – Jane Boxall Percussion with Miriam Bernardo
2.) All The Same To You – Milton Busker
3.) Spirit Won’t Fall Down – Rachel Brown
4.) Sharktopus – Villanelles

That’s a cool new song from Villanelles cool new album Blue Heart Attack. Spirit is a song from Burlington’s ’90’s and I still remember seeing Rachel and how powerful her voice is. Great song from Milton who is at Light Club Lamp shop tonight at 8pm. Jane just put out a new album called Field Notes. Miriam’s voice just makes that song. OK, it’s time for the next song on Callisto.

5.) Look Ahead – Alpenglow
6.) Too Much – Slingshot Dakota
7.) Hallelujah – Dirty Blondes
8.) Counting On A Ghost – Elephants of Scotland

That’s a brand new song from the brand new Elephants album The Perfect Map. I had a great time seeing the Blondes at Nectar’s on Monday and while listening, I knew I wanted to play that one for you. Great new song from Slingshot. Their new album Break is still keeping me listening to it. Great new song from Alpenglow. This next band are at Light Club Lamp Shop tomorrow.

9.) Edible – SWALE
10.) Falling In And Out Of Sleep – Envy
11.) Finder – Madelines
12.) Nowhere Feels Like Home – Fire The Cannons

Cannons filled a rock void in the early 200’s and played some killer shows. Finder is a classic from the ’90’s. Sean Toohey and Ann Mindell from Envy are playing in their new band The Nancy Druids at Radio Bean on Friday at 10pm. I really enjoyed seeing this next band a little over a week ago at The Monkey House

13.) Killing Ghosts – Better Things
14.) Say It – Anachronist
15.) Speed Car – Torpedo Rodeo
16.) Paranoid – Surf Sabbath

SS are really The High Breaks when they play Sabbath covers. They did such a great job rearranging the songs into a surf style. I saw Torpedo a few times in the early 00’s and always had a rocking time. I love Say It!! Better should have lots of cool new music coming soon. OK, let’s go back to the ’80’s. Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to go.

17.) Hold Me Tight – The Decentz
18.) Melt – Chin Ho
19.) East Jabib – REDadmiral
20.) The Summer Of Andy – Cancer Conspiracy

CC played some great music back in the ’90’s. That’s a pretty new song from Admiral. They are playing Sunday at Radio Bean. I played Chin Ho’s cover as an homage to the ’80’s Ladies who have the show before me on Thursday nights at 7pm on WBKM. That song from the Decentz always gets me moving. A former local musician and music writer who has been working at the Future Of Music Coalition, Casey Merlin Rae, has just moved on to a job with SiriusXM. Congratulations. Here is one of his solo songs.

21.) Purpose And Object – The Contrarian
22.) Another Life Ago – The Cush
23.) Before The Evenings Thru – THE VACANT LOTS

The lots used to play around in the early 10’s but are now touring the US and touring the world. Great song from the Cush’s first album. They played that song many times in Burlington. Yea Casey! This next song is pretty new and catchy as can be.

24.) The Feeling Is Strange – Binger
25.) Random Earth – Elephants Of Scotland
26.) For Buddy – Elephants Of Scotland

Those are the two last songs on Elephant’s new album The Perfect Map. I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

outro

Songs after: Where In The World – Fish
13th Star – Fish
New Americana – Halsey
She’ll Come Back For You Tomorrow – The Church Band

 

 

Radio Show 144 Thursday February 4, 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

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I just got back from my local music radio show on internet only Wbkm.org. It was kind of rocking and kind of mellow and kind of really rocking.

Songs before: Preparing To Fly – The Waterboys
Tongues – The Color Exchange

recording begins

Song Before: Silver Machine – The Church

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intro

From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Let’s begin tonight by thinking about the cosmos and our place in it and what makes us different and what makes us the same.

1.) The Same Stars – Zola Turn
2.) Sequoia 3 – Binger
3.) Brothers And Sisters – Joe Adler

I love the imagery in that song. It’s nice to look up at the stars and realize that we all look at the wold from the perspective of one person going through it, which lets you understand how similar we all really are. I think all of those songs made that point in different ways. There is lots of music going on tomorrow and I will miss most of it since I have a ticket to go see Intergalactic Nemesis at the Flynn with my brother. If I wasn’t doing that, I’d likely go see these next two bands at the Monkey House.

4.) Could You Be The One? – Phil Yates and the Affiliates
5.) Goner – REDadmiral
6.) Honor Of The Rainbows parts 1 & 2 – Arc Iris

Arc Iris are playing at Light Club Lamp Shop tomorrow. They are pretty incredible and always put on a stunning show. This next song is a new one that has me hooked.

7.) Swing The Gavel – Elephants Of Scotland
8.) Giving Up The Ghost – Aaron Flinn
9.) Paper Tiger – Queen Tangerine

That was from a demo ep that came out before their one and only album. Great song from Aaron, who is a great guy and an amazing guitar player. Great new Elephants song! This next song is a new one that has me hooked.

10.) The Night Syd Barrett Died – Colin Nicholas Clary
11.) Mine All Mine – Cave Bees
12.) We’re Closed – Blue Button
13.) Bloodboy – Barbacoa

That was a fun cover of the Envy song by Barbacoa. Fun rocker from BB. I love the video for that one, which is shot at the OP. The Colin song has references to the Cave Bees and an alligator, so I had to play the Bees song. OK, here is the next song from Red Flannel Hash.

14.) Rotten Egg – Black Rabbit
15.) Good Old Days – Screaming Broccoli
16.) Finally Found The One – When Particles Collide
17.) Mad Mary Jones – The Vacant Lots

Great song from the Lots who are headed to Europe again soon. Great song from Particles who come visit us from time to time. Classic rocker from Broccoli. This next song is a new and heavy and really cool song.

18.) Pastoral – Vultures Of Cult

That was pretty amazing. I love the way it steadily gets more intense. OK, let’s play some shorter songs, but still keep rocking.

19.) Can’t Feel It – Vetica
20.) Domestic Tranquility – The Toes
21.) Seeds And Stems – The New Siberians
22.) Get Your Own Bag – The Fags

Great song from the classic punk rockers. Solid rocker from the Siberians. The Toes are so wonderful, you have to experience them live to really appreciate them. Great song from Vetica. OK, there is time for a couple of more songs. This next one is from a ’90’s band who broke up, then got back together to make a new album.

23.) My New Mixtape – Eef
24.) Iron And Metal – The Mountain Says No

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

outro

promo

Song after: Do Not Walk Outside This Area – Fish

recording ends

Songs After: Strangers When We Meet – David Bowie
Usual Plays In Heaven/Be Kind And Talk To Me – Active Heed
Oh Freedom – Bernie Sanders and 30 Vermont Musicians
Cortez The Killer – Real Old & Insane Donkey
Little Wing – Bob Wagner and the Book ‘Em Blues Band
Silver And Gold – Waylon Speed
Orange Like Water – The Cush
Afraid Of Sunlight – Marillion
All In My Mind – Love And Rockets
Early Morning Dreams – Pete Townshend
Gates Of Babylon – Rainbow
Mimi On The Beach – Jane Siberry
Parisian Walkways – Greg Lake and Gary Moore
Canadian Cowboy – Arc Iris
The Man With The Child In His Eyes – Kate Bush
Empire Of The Clouds – Iron Maiden
The Disillusionist – The Church
Jigsaw – Marillion
New Americana – Halsey
What’s In California? – Josh Glass
Ain’t No Telling – Kat Wright and The Indomitable Soul Band
regular programming

Thanks to everyone who made tonight’s show possible. Thanks to Justin Ellis, The Color Exchange, The Church Band, Alice Austin, Julia Austin, Binger, Braden Winslow, Shakir Stephen, Dalton Muzzy, Joe Adler, Phil Yates & The Affiliates, Phil Yates, Jacob Blodgett, Raph Worrick, REDadmiral, Gordon Glover, John Billingsley, Arc Iris, Ray Belli, Elephants of Scotland, Adam Rabin, Ornan McLean, John M Whyte, Dan MacDonald, Aaron Flinn, Colin Nicholas Clary, Cave Bees, Steve Tremblay, Rebekah Whitehurst, Creston Lea, Blue Button, Eric Olsen, Jason Cooley, Jeremy Frederick, Black Rabbit, Darlene Scarano, Marc Scarano, Jane Boxall Percussion, The THE VACANT LOTS, Jared Artaud, When Particles Collide, Sasha Alcott, Chris Viner, Vultures of Cult, The Toes, Pam Ant, The New Siberians, Ted Pappadopoulos, Brendan Devitt, Eef, Jedd Kettler, The Mountain Says No, Andrew Frappier, Ben Maddox, Fish, Active Heed, Bernie Sanders, Seth Yacovone Band, Bob Wagner, Waylon Speed!, Kelly Ravin, The Cush, Burette Douglas, Gabrielle Douglas, Marillion, Steven Rothery, Ritchie Blackmore Official Site, jane siberry, Arc Iris, Kate Bush, Iron Maiden, Joshua Glass Music, Kat Wright & The Indomitable Soul Band, and everyone else!!

 

Radio Show 130 Thursday October 8, 2015 9-11pm Eastern US Time WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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I just got back from my local music radio show on internet only WBKM.org. It had a nice start and a heavy end.

Lined up before:
Solid Rock – Dire Straits
Delirious – The Church Band
Feel It – Kate Bush
recording begins

Song before: October – U2

promo

intro

From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. It’s a crisp Autumn night, it’s cold if you are standing, but not bad if you are moving. This week a wonderful local musician named Samara Lark Brown lost her mom. Please send her lots of loving energy as she spends time with her family. It seems like there have been lots of sad events lately, and wonderful events lately. We are spirits condensed and incarnated for a finite amount of time. As you go through joy and pain, be sure to not bottle it up. Feel it and let it out, so your friends and family can help you. The healing process seems to have times of pain and times that are more bearable. This first song deals with the waves of emotion that keep on coming. This is In Waves by Sarah Blacker on WBKM and this is Burlington’s Kind Of Music.

1.) In Waves – Sarah Blacker
2.) Like Beads – Anachronist
3.) 1.21 Jigawatts – Wave of the Future
4.) Brothers And Sisters – Joe Adler

That beautiful song goes out to Samara. That’s her singing and Johnnie Day Durand on saw. It was so great seeing Joe and Johnnie at Radio Bean on Tuesday. Samara also sings with Wave, who may have a show coming up in the near future. What a stunning song by Anachronist! Nicely explained Sarah. OK, let’s play the next song from No Need To Beg.

5.) I Am A Hatchet – Phil Yates & The Affiliates
6.) You’re Safe With Us – Lendway
7.) Powder – The New Siberians
8.) How Sweet It Is – Linda Bassick

Another great song from Linda Bassick‘s Friday Morning Sing Along album. Great song from the Siberians first album. Can’t wait for the next one. Lovely song from Lendway. I saw 3 of the guys at Metal Monday at Club Metronome playing surf rock as The High Breaks. It was a great rocking set. One of Phil’s affiliates, Raph Worrick is playing with Jane Boxall Percussion at Light Club Lamp Shop Saturday under the name Bad Smell. Jeremy Gilchrist is also playing that night, so it should be fun. OK, it’s late on a Thursday and almost Friday. Does anyone want to come and freak out with me?

9.) Freak Out Friday – Rue Mevlana
10.) Galactic Cannibalism – Wobblesauce
11.) Trans Am – Barbacoa
12.) Gettin High – Heavy Plains

I was just listening to Plains and that one jumped out and I wanted to play it. Killer rocker from Barbacoa. Wobble played Higher Ground last week and played a killer version of that song. When I played it last Thursday I could just hear it coming out of Friday. They mixed as well as I hoped. This next band have a new song on the Endless Bummer compilation.

13.) Monsters Are Due – Doom Service
14.) Time To Save The World – Carraway
15.) Can’t Feel It – Vetica
16.) Yema – Brave The Vertigo

Killer song from their Oppenheimer Quotes Vishnu EP. One of the guys in the band is part of the Metallica tribute band playing Monday at Metronome. Love that Vetica song. I definitely need to check out Carraway again. Doom are playing next Wednesday at Finnegans with Dino Bravo VT. Let’s go back to the ’90’s with a seasonably appropriate song.

17.) October Days Club – Cancer Conspiracy
18.) Golden Goose – Cave Bees
19.) That’s That Is Is – Ninja Custodian
20.) No More Sex – Pinhead

All of those are classic Burlington songs. I just love this next song and hope you do to.

21.) Lean In – When Particles Collide
22.) Bullet – REDadmirial
23.) Mad Mary Jones – THE VACANT LOTS

The Lots started by playing in town and now play all over the world. Admiral are at Radio Bean tomorrow and I really need to check them out. Particles tour a lot. Check them out if they come to your town. I saw this next band at Metal Monday a couple of days ago and they rocked hard.

24.) Framing The Hell – Vultures of Cult
25.) Purpose And Object – The Contrarian

Killer song from Casey Merlin Rae, who used to play in lots of bands in town. Well, I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we? Goodbye. Au Revoir. Arrivederci, Adios.

26.) Sayonara – Black Rabbit
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Hotel California – The Eagles (American Horror Story)
Fearless – Pink Floyd
Usual Plays In Heaven/Be Kind And Talk To Me – Active Heed
Down By The River->Like A Hurricane – Seth Yacovone Band
The ConstruKtion Of Light – King Crimson
James And The Cold Gun – Kate Bush
It’s Just A Ride – Bill Hicks (AMERICAN The Bill Hicks Story)
In The Garden Of Mystic Lovers – Francis Dunnery
Mad As The Mist And Snow – The Waterboys
Pennsylvania – The Red Telephone
The Drone – The Cush
President Gas – The Psychedelic Furs
Where Is My Mind – The Pixies
The Bomb – The Mountain Says No
Empire Of The Clouds – Iron Maiden
Isn’t It A Pity – George Harrison
It’s All Too Much – The Church
Beware Of Darkness – George Harrison
Hotel Hobbies->Warm Wet Circles->That Time Of The Night – Marillion
The Night Syd Barret Died – Colin Nicholas Clary
Megaphone – Joshua Glass Music
All About You – Kat Wright & The Indomitable Soul Band
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Radio Show 113 Thursday June 4, 2015 9-11pm Eastern US Time WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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I just got back from doing my local music radio show on internet only Wbkm Dot Org. I highlighted some of the music that happened this week and celebrated getting a copy of The Mountain Says No’s album JV.

Song before: Cinderella Search (live) – Marillion

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. It’s 9pm and still twilight and the city is alive with music. Myra Flynn is playing in the ally at Red Square. There’s a band at the restaurant on the corner of Church and Main. Flowers are filling the air with staggering scents and filling our eyes with their beauty. I’m very excited that one of my favorite bands just got me a copy of their new album. I’ve loved this song for a while and am thrilled that I get to play it for you now. This is The Bomb by The Mountain Says No on WBKM, and this is Burlington’s Kind Of Music.

1.) The Bomb – The Mountain Says No
2.) The Original Original – Black Rabbit
3.) Little French Earthquakes – Phil Yates & The Affiliates
4.) Small Town Movie – The Cush

Great song from when the great band resided in Vt. I just cannot stop playing that new Phil song. That one has been released, but the two before are so new, they are not out yet. OK, let’s play the last song, or is it, on Swale’s album The Next Instead. I’ll get to that question later.

5.) The Next Instead – Swale
6.) Mary – Plan B
7.) TFAY (live) – Elephants of Scotland

I had fun with the 37 second overmix between TFAY and Mary. Great songs from the current rockers and Plan B who played Nectar’s all the time in the late ’80’s or early ’90’s. I love that Swale song!! This is another great song from the ’90’s.

8.) Poem For Torin/Ethan’s Stoned – Peg Tassey MUSIC
9.) Come And Decide – The Mountain Says No
10.) The Critic – Ninja Custodian
11.) Dragged Around The Universe – Queen Tangerine

Sometimes you feel like everything is going your way, and sometimes you feel dragged around the universe. That is dedicated to everyone who is going through a tough time right now. Things will get better. After listening to the Mountain song, I wanted to put it side by side with the Ninja and I think it really worked. Killer Peg song. This next band played almost every Friday in May at The Skinny Pancake. I caught the last one and was blown away!

12.) Lost On Me – Arc Iris
13.) Glory Bound – Maryse Smith
14.) Wisps And Watercolors – Sarah Blacker

Sarah played a killer show on the Friday at the Pancake that Iris did not. I love the build in that song. Killer song from Maryse Smith I saw this next performer at Radio Bean on Tuesday playing with a killer bass player named Tom Carvey. It was fun to see Aaron rip it up on the electric guitar.

15.) Scattered Birds – Aaron Flinn
16.) Who Can Say? – The Mountain Says No
17.) The Cure – Thompson Gunner
18.) Gimme Shelter – The Rolling Stones with Grace Potter

That is an MP3 rip from a Youtube video but it sounds pretty good. I hope they release an official quality version. Wow, Grace sang with the Stones. I had to play the Gunner song to set it up, with the lyric I like the Stones You like the Cure. Another great Mountain song. Happy Birthday Jared Artaud

19.) Never Satisfied – THE VACANT LOTS
20.) Long Term Sermon – The Mountain Says No
21.) Golden Goose – Cave Bees

The Bees have been around for a long time and they keep appearing now and then to rock us happily. Yet another killer Mountain song. I think the album is coming out June 27th at The Monkey House. Mark your calendar. This next artist will be never satisfied until all people have a great shot at making something in their lives.

22.) This Land Is Your Land – U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders
23.) Sequoia III – Binger
24.) The Mountain – The Mountain Says No
25.) Everyone Likes To (alternate mix) – Swale

When they released The Next Instead they had Everyone Likes To as the lead off song, then put the alternate mix at the end. Since I’m finishing the album, I had to close with the remix. I like the circular idea of ending with the opening. I’ve loved that Mountain song for a while and that is a killer version of it that they assembled in the cave of legends. Many years ago Woody said this land is your land, and recently Binger said we all started from the same root and the tree keeps growing and growing. It’s nice to know we haven’t lost a thing. I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

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Radio Show 111 Thursday May 21, 2015 9-11pm Eastern US Time WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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I just got back from doing my local music radio show on internet only Wbkm Dot Org, and seeing Dino Bravo at Club Metronome, I played a bunch of really new music and a few very old songs.

Song before: When I Was New – Sarah Blacker

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds of Burlington. It’s a beautiful night in Burlington I went 20 days without seeing any live music, due to an odd series of unfortunate circumstances, but finally made it out to Radio Bean last Monday to see The Nancy Druids. They are very new so I don’t have any of their music, but if you listen to the first two songs, you can get an idea. This is Today Is Tomorrow by The Red Telephone on WBKM, and this is Burlington’s Kind Of Music.

1.)Today Is Tomorrow – The Red Telephone
2.) Still Life Scene – Envy
3.) Restaurant – The Mountain Says No
4.) Original Original – Black Rabbit

Great new song from Rabbit! They got the mighty Jane Boxall Percussion to play drums on their new album and recorded 11 songs. It will be called Red Flannel Hash and should come out on June 23rd. I’m so psyched, though I”m quite sad that Jane has left for Nashville. Come back any time!! We’ll miss you. Killer new song from Mountain. I can’t wait until they release their album! Did I mention that I loved the Nancy Druids and can’t wait to get to know their songs!. OK, let’s keep rocking through the Swale album The Next Instead.

5.) Jack Sharp – Swale
6.) Burn It Down Bernadette – Phil Yates & The Affiliates
7.) Fades To Grey – Aram Bedrosian
8.) Breakout – Sarah Blacker

Killer new song from Sarah’s album In Waves which came out Monday or Tuesday or so. She will be at the Skinny Pancake tomorrow at 7. I work until 7 but will head down as quick as I can to see how much I can see. There are some really nice songs on her new album and she sings the heck out of them! Killer new all bass only song from Aram. Love the Phil song. So, I think I want to head to the Pancake tomorrow to see Sarah then will head back to the Bean to see Rough Francis! How cool is that.

9.) MSP2 – ROUGH FRANCIS
10.) Sugar Coated Candy Stix – Dino Bravo VT
11.) Womb With A View – Heavy Plains
12.) Where Is My Mind? – The Pixies

The Pixies are in town tonight at The Flynn Theatre. I think almost everyone I know is going, but I’m here to do this show for you. Plains are on the top of my list of bands I have not seen that I really need to check out! The played Saturday with Vedora, but it was one of those bad timing missing shows things. Soon. Dino are playing at Metronome around 10:30 so I may head over after this show. OK, I’m going to play some classic old school Burlington music, but to take us there, this is the Vacant Lots.

13.) 6Am – THE VACANT LOTS
14.) Amazon – Kilimanjaro
15.) South Wind – Gordon Stone
16.) Hot Water – Pine Island

Since Pine Island are named in my intro it’s about time I played them. Nice song from Gordon. I remember seeing Kilimanjaro a long time ago and loving how smooth and elegant that they always were. I saw this guy recently when he opened for April Wine a couple of times at Higher Ground.

17.) Axe To Grind – Nobby Reed
18.) Another Round – The Eames Brothers
19.) Gothic Bloodsucker – Zola Turn
20.) Giant Mosquitoes – Cold Sweat

Sweat used to play Texas, which became Club Toast, KD Churchills, and others. I think it’s the Zen Lounge now and I think they do music again. It’s the beginning of mosquito season so I had to play the sweat song and the Zola song. Killer stuff by Nobby and Eames. Here’s another song from Sarah’s new album

21.) This Melody – Sarah Blacker
22.) Better Half – Abbie Morin
23.) The Cure (live) – Thompson Gunner
24.) Decide – David L. Jarvis

It was great to run into Dave at the Druids show. Thanks for the painting! Killer song from the Rutland band. Abbie will be at Nectar’s on Saturday. Hmmm, Sarah. This band just played a show that I missed on Saturday and will have a new album of songs, with Jane Boxall drumming, soon. Sob, we’ll miss you Jane!

25.) Low Down M2 – Vedora
26.) Deadly Wires – Ryan Ober
27.) Wisps and Watercolors – Sarah Blacker
28.) Extended Werewolf – farm

There’s only so much time indeed/ Yet another killer new Sarah song. Ryan is at Nectar’s on Saturday too. I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

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Radio Show 104 Thursday April 2, 2015 9-11pm Eastern US Time WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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I just got back from my local music radio show on internet only Wbkm Dot Org. It felt like I had a good mix of songs.

Song before: Ricky The Rider – The Mountain Says No

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From our small city to the great big world, these are The Sounds of Burlington. I saw a ton of music in the last couple of weeks, including last Thursday when I went to The Monkey House to see Elephants of Scotland play a killer show. I’ll get to that soon, but first it’s been such a lovely day in Burlington. It was sunny and in the high 40’s and people were out and about and the trees are budding and there are the beginnings of flowers at my house. Winter might not be quite done with us, but the signs of spring cannot be denied. This is Garden Flower by Maryse Smith on WBKM, and this is Burlington’s Kind of Music.

1.) Garden Flower – Maryse Smith
2.) Ferry Ride – Steph Pappas
3.) Wally Rides The Ferry – Zoot Wilson
4.) Happy Birthday Harry – Hana Zara

That’s another great song from Hana’s new album The North. It was so cool to be at the CD release show at Radio Bean when the place was packed, and people were singing, and it felt like a mini theater and everyone loved and bought her music. I’ll be playing more from that album in the coming weeks. Classic songs from Zoot and Steph, both of whom are Burlington legends. I think Maryse is going to play live on my show in a couple of weeks, so we have that to look forward to. Yea!! Last Saturday I went to the Monkey House and saw Swale, Hallelujah The Hills, and Villanelles and it was great. Each band was tremendous and I’m going to play one from each in this next set. Here is the next song from The Next Instead.

5.) Beaten Down – Swale
6.) Hallelujah The Hills – Hallelujah The Hills
7.) Parking Lot – Villanelles

All three bands were just great. Last Thursday, instead of doing this show, I went to the Monkey House to see Elephants of Scotland and they played a killer long set, with two exciting new songs. Last Monday they played a shorter show, with the new songs, at Nectar’s for Metal Monday, so I had to go to that too. They played this next song at both shows.

8.) Mousetrap (live) Elephants Of Scotland
9.) Yena – Brave The Vertigo
10.) Msp2 – ROUGH FRANCIS

Great song! I can’t wait for the new album!! Vertigo played after Elephants at Metal Monday and were kind of cool, though it was a little hard to get into them after the killer Elephants show. These next two artists used to play around town in the early ’90’s and have recently gotten together for a new project.

11.) Outta Site ’15 – Nother Mother Brothers
12.) T-Bone Stop Sign – Kelly Ravin
13.) Play That Part – Lowell Thompson and Crown Pilot
14.) Shiny Side Up – Nother Mother Brothers

That’s a fun new song from David Jarvis Mark Crowther. I love the idea of being brothers even if not related. That said, it’s good to always remember to tell your family and loved ones how much you care about them. Here’s a very new artist that I don’t know much about. I think it’s a person named Gary Peters from South Burlington.

15.) Collapse Song II (The Painter) – Ghost Weapons
16.) Sparks – The Color Exchange
17.) Burn It Down, Bernadette – Phil Yates & The Affiliates
18.) The Day I Met You – Dirtminers
19.) Windows Down – Lendway

It’s only in the ’40’s, but after the long winter, with all the sun today. there were lots of posts about driving around with the windows down. People are out and about and walking around tonight. Lendway are playing with Waylon Speed sometime soon and are at Radio Bean tonight. Cool song from Raph Worrick‘s old band. The new Phil Yates album should be out very soon. Love that song. Exchange played Nectar’s a couple of weeks ago and I still have that song in my head. Here’s a song from a new band I have not seen yet but hope to soon.

20.) Womb With A View – Heavy Plains
21.) Nowhere Feels Like Home – Fire The Cannons
22.) Say It – Anachronist
23.) The Clown – Invisible Homes
24.) Before The Evening’s Thru – THE VACANT LOTS

The lots used to play around town a lot but now play all over the world. Lucky world. I love the “we might just all be clowns” lyric from Homes. Clowns if we’re lucky. Making people laugh and have a good time is something to aspire to. Love the Anachronist song. The FTC song was featured on the Caring Is Knowing benefit album. Burlington is great about doing albums and shows to raise money for worthy causes. I got to see a lot of cool people at the Swale show at the Monkey House last week. It was great to chat with Tyler Bolles, Maryse, Britt Shorter, and it was really nice to talk with Sean Toohey and Ann Mindell to find they are playing together with a bass player. I’m psyched to hear how that sounds. Here is some of the music of their past and present.

25.) 1,000 Lies – Sean Toohey
26.) Imaginary – Envy
27.) Gold In California – The Red Telephone

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

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