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Radio Show 134 Thursday November 5, 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 bit of a regal feel and highlighted a lot of the music from last week and this coming weekend. It was also seasonally appropriate, even if the weather wasn’t.

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Songs before: God Save The Queen/Keep Yourself Alive – Queen

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. It’s been a super warm, maybe in the 70’s, day and it’s warm this evening. A lot of people are out and about and enjoying the night. Today is the 5th of November, the day Guy Fawkes tried to blow up Parliament. As we have evolved over the years, there is less of a need for such drastic action. In fact, all we have to do is elect reasonable and compassionate and smart people, and we could have a great government. Maybe one day. Tonight, let’s begin with Burlington itself. It was founded in 1865 and was a major lumber mill port that brought wood from Quebec to the eastern US. Early on, it was called the Queen City of New England. Let’s begin with some Burlington music about queens.

1.) Rock ‘n Roll Queen – Peg Tassey MUSIC
2.) We Rock Out 2 Queen – Rue Mevlana
3.) Queen Of Hostility – Doll Fight
4.) I’d Hate To Be Me – Queen Tangerine

Some of the regal music from Burlington. It’s interesting to see how we have evolved. We began by needing a strong leader, and have moved to a system were we can govern ourselves more and more. If we are cool about it, we have a lot of potential. OK, last Friday I caught a ton of cool music. I started with this band, although the set I caught was them covering the Elvis Costello album Blood and Chocolate. This is the next song from No Need To Beg.

5.) Drinking For Two – Phil Yates & The Affiliates
6.) I Forgot – Maryse Smith
7.) Singing – Arc Iris
8.) King Grifter – The Mountain Says No
9.) I Think I’m Turning Into A Robot – Wave of the Future

I began the night at The Skinny Pancake to see Phil’s first set, then hustled to Light Club Lamp Shop to catch Maryse Smith‘s stunning set. Arc Iris followed and were amazing as always. I hustled over to Finnegan’s and missed Mountain, but caught some of Wave’s wonderful set, including that fun song. There’s a fun show at Finnegan’s tomorrow with some of the guys in Rough Francis playing as Aspero Siacos, and a couple of other cool bands, like this one.

10.) Hungry – Heavy Plains
11.) Destroying Everything They See – Blue Button
12.) MSP2 – ROUGH FRANCIS

It will be interesting to see what AS sound like, but other two will certainly be killer. Saturday is the day Radio Bean has it’s birthday. As always they will have bands play from 8am to 2am, with about 15 minutes per band. This next band always kick it off.

13.) Chuck Berry – Dino Bravo VT
14.) Toejam – The Toes
15.) The Mime – Joe Adler & The Rangers Of Danger
16.) One More Sunset – Violet Ultraviolette

I’m psyched to see all of those bands play. I’m psyched to see these next ones too.

17.) ComeTooLate – Paper Castles
18.) Gonna Stay Up All Night Long – The Eames Brothers
19.) Pauses – Lowell Thompson and Crown Pilot
20.) Crow King – Binger

I’m sorry I missed Binger playing the Scooby Doo show last weekend but am psyched to catch up with them this Saturday. All of those bands rocked, but there will be a lot of music played that day. Here are some of the mellower bands that will play.

21.) Guitar – Michael Chorney and Hollar General
22.) Windy Pines – Kat Wright and Brett Hughes
23.) Matter Of Time – Eric George
24.) Puff The Magic Dragon – Linda Bassick

I’m not sure if Linda is playing kids songs or older people’s songs or both, but it will be fun to find out. I may have to catch Eric for the first time. Kat and Brett always sound nice. Sweet song from Michael. This next song is by Caroline Marie, who has played every Bean Birthday.

25.) Once Upon – Vedora
26.) The Night Syd Barret Died – Colin Nicholas Clary
27.) By My Side – Kat Wright & The Indomitable Soul Band
28.) The Next Instead – Swale

I’m thoroughly excited to see Swale already, is it Saturday yet?. Kat and the band are always great. I finally got the see Emily play joke in Barret. I bet he plays that one, what with the Radio Bean references and all. Killer song from Caroline. Songs 13 to 28 are just a tiny hint of what that day will sound like. Is it Saturday yet??? OK, let’s end where we began, with another song from the Queen herself, then I will say goodbye.

29.) I Remember/The Jam – Peg Tassey
30.) Sayonara – Black Rabbit
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Song after: The Gathering – Fish

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Sign Of The Gypsy Queen – April Wine
Innuendo – Queen
Winged Victory – Brave The Vertigo
I Saw Her Standing There – Elton John with John Lennon
Diamond Dust – Jeff Beck
Now I’m Here (live) – Queen
James Bond Theme – Moby
Set Yourself On Fire – Stars
D.I.Y. – Peter Gabriel
Jealous Guy – The Black Crowes
Locked In The Trunk Of A Car – The Tragically Hip
Theme For The Scientist Of The Invisible/Domino – Masters Of Reality
The Old And The Young – MIDLAKE BAND
21st Century Schitzoid Man – April Wine
Heroes – King Crimson
Fractured Mirror – Ace Frehley
Glow Worm – The Church Band
Northern Memory – The Cush
The Last Straw – Marillion
The Endless War – Jeremy Gilchrist – Singer-Songwriter
What’s In California? – Joshua Glass Music
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Radio Show 79 Thursday September 18, 2014 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. It had a bit of a season changing light and dark theme going.

Song before: Internal Exile – Fish

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. The last few weeks, when I’ve walked down to do the show, there has been a little light left in the sky. Tonight there was none, darkness has come. This bend just released their new album and it features several of my favorite songs that have been played around town recently. I’ve been waiting and waiting to be able to play this song. This is the title song from Swale‘s new album The Next Instead on WBKM, and this is Burlington’s Kind Of Music.

1.) The Next Instead – Swale
2.) Brothers And Sisters – Joe Adler & The Rangers Of Danger
3.) I’ve Arrived – Anachronist

Great new song from the VT band’s new album Static and Light. It was fun to listen to that album this morning. Great song from Joe Adler and the Rangers. Yea, I can play the Swale song any time I want now. The night is dark and the weather is chilly. Here is a song about the cold.

4.) Lithuania – Hana Zara
5.) Ordinary Day – Milton Busker
6.) 15 Steps – Maryse Smith
7.) Leonard Cohen – Violette Ultraviolet

I love it when I get to see VU play. Sunday at Radio Bean Joe and friends are doing a tribute to Leonard and will play lots of his songs. On Saturday Milton will play a set. Tomorrow at the Bean Ryan Ober‘s band will play. It looks like I will be spending some time there this weekend. I went there on Wednesday and saw Hana play a ton of new songs. What a great show. Maryse walked through at one point. Here is another great Vermont artist.

8.) Pauses – Lowell Thompson and Crown Pilot
9.) Where Are You Tonight? – The Lonestar Chain
10.) Days Remain The Same – Waylon Speed
11.) Waiting For You – Swale

Another great song from Swale’s new album. Waylon always rock, though that’s a bit of a mellower song. Great song from Burette Douglas and a few of Burlington’s finest. Same for the Lowell song and band. Congratulations to Carly Comando and Tom Patterson on their marriage and for putting a new effort into getting on the road with their band. Here are a couple of their songs. I hope they come to town when they start traveling.

12.) Until The Day I Die (pt 1) – Slingshot Dakota
13.) Until The Day I Die (pt 2) – Slingshot Dakota
14.) Golgi Apparatus – The Pants
15.) Crow King – Binger

I just got Binger’s new album Roots In The Rabbit Hole. I saw them kick off The Precipice: A Vermont Music Festival this year and really liked them. I have to get to know the album a bit. The Pants are a classic Burlington band having a bit of fun. I’m hoping Justin Gonyea was serious about bringing Slingshot back to town. Last Friday my brother Ken and I, and a couple of friends from work went to the Monkey House to see Shepard’s Pie, The Cave Bees and this band. I can’t believe how much Jane Boxall added to their sound. This set is dedicated to Ken and this is the song they opened with:

16.) Mark My Words – Black Rabbit
17.) Mine All Mine – Cave Bees
18.) Not A Nice Guy – ROUGH FRANCIS
19.) Popular Crowd – Swale

Another killer song from Swale’s new album. Great song from Francis, a band who could break huge any moment now. Great song about an alligator from the Bees. Up next is the last song from Zola Turn’s Ninja Jane album. This is one of the great rock songs to have come out of Burlington.

20.) It’s Real Again – Zola Turn
21.) Sun In The Sky – Ninja Custodian
22.) Boys With Guns – Chin Ho!

Three classic Burlington bands. With so much strife in the world, and boys with guns ruling harshly, it’s nice to watch what is happening in Scotland and the UK. Whether they separate or stay together, the process they are using to decide is very civil, and a wonderful model on how to make such a large change. As summer has faded into fall, the sun in the sky is coming in at a different angle and night is expanding.

23.) Angle Of The Sun – Peg Tassey MUSIC
24.) Two Of Us – Anachronist

Another great song from the new Anachronist album. I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

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Song after: Heart Of Lothian – Fish

 

 

Radio Show 54 Thursday March 20, 2014 9-10pm Eastern US Time WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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I just got back from my 54th local music radio show on internet only WBKM.ORG. I played some fast loud music.

Song before: Porpoise Song – The Church Band

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Today is the first day of spring and we’re celebrating with a foot of snow on the ground. This next band have their new album done and two songs released. This is a brand new song called Endless Part 1 by Elephants of Scotland on WBKM, and this is Burlington’s Kind Of Music.

1.) Endless (pt 1) – Elephants of Scotland
2.) Joyless – Swale
3.) One More Sunset – Violette Ultraviolet

VU just put out a new album called Exiles. They had it available to download for free, but I had to pay a little when I bought it today. The Swale song is from an album that’s just about to come out, and so is the Elephant’s song. Now it’s time for the next song on Dancing With The Big Guy

4.) Boredom – Ninja Custodian
5.) Rocket Surgery – BE AGGRESSIVE
6..) Waltzes With Wolves – Lee Corey Oswald
7.) The Goldfields – Choke Up
8.) Lost and Found – Dented Personality

I noticed Be Aggressive were coming up from White River for a show on Sunday. I worked until 7, got to the show at 8 and loved the 6-7 songs I saw them play. Portland Oregon’s Lee Corey Oswald followed with a rocking set. Boston’s Choke Up followed with a real punk rock set and Dented Personality, from Burlington, nicely closed the night. After that I went to see Rebecca Rogers and Diane Sullivan play in Everybody’s Favorite Irish Drinking Songs Band. OK, enough new stuff. Let’s keep rocking, but head back a bit.

9.) Bulletproof Vest – Zola Turn
10.) The Mountain Says No – The Mountain Says No
11.) Sexy Flowers – Peg Tassey MUSIC and the Velvet Ovum Band
12.) Ornan’s Song – The Dirty Blondes

Becky and Diane sing with both the Blondes and the Drinking songs band. I wanted to play the Peg song in honor of it being spring. Mountain are playing at Radio Bean tomorrow and they’ve rocked every time I’ve seen them. I just love Zola. At the top of the show I said I downloaded two Elephants songs. If you thought I’d make it through the show without playing both, you haven’t been listening.

13.) A Different Machine – Elephants of Scotland

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

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Song after: Innocent Party – Fish

 

Radio Show 49 Thursday February 13, 2014 9-10pm Eastern US Time WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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I just got back from my 49th local music radio show on internet only WBKM.ORG. I highlighted a lot of the amazing amount of music that is happening this weekend.

Song before: Freewill – RUSH

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the sounds of Burlington. It’s cold and snowy the deepest part of winter. A lot of us are asking What’s in California? This is Joshua Glass on WBKM, and this is Burlington’s kind of music.

1.) What’s In California? – Josh Glass
2.) Drunk On The Moon – Satori Bob
3.) Plugging Away – Sarah Emily Blacker
4.) Leonard Cohen – Violette Ultraviolet

VU played Radio Bean last weekend. I missed them when I was at Higher Ground for Lotus Land, with my brother Ken and Elephants of Scotland and Mike Wilhide. Tomorrow at the Bean a bunch of people are playing Leonard Cohen Songs. Whatever life throws at Sarah, she keeps plugging away. Since I was on the west coast anyway, I though I’d toss in the Satori song. Tomorrow is the full moon, and there is rock at The Monkey House, and tonight Kat Wright & The Indomitable Soul Band are playing at the Bean and Spiritual Res are playing Nectar’s, and on Saturday is The Wee Folkestra at the Bean and ROUGH FRANCIS are filming a video. So, tomorrow is Valentine’s Day. What do you consider sexy? A nice face and a nice body? For me, an alert working mind that appreciates people and art and science is sexy.

5.) Super Sexy Science Party – Wave of the Future
6.) Magenta Man – Rue Mevlana
7.) Robots Making Love – Pinhead

That was such a fun Pinhead song, and fit in well with the Wave song. I’ve seen Rue a couple of times at the Winter Is A Drag Ball at Higher Ground (both rooms), and they are playing again this year. The Dirty Blondes rocked it a couple of times, and I was impressed by Rue. Some of their music is all electronic dance beat, but some songs have lots of nice drama. Next up is the next song from Maximum Soul Power. Coincidentally, the video they are shooting on Saturday is this song.

8.) Not A Nice Guy – Rough Francis
9.) Song 6 – Nautica
10.) Epic – Laureate
11.) Tibbar Tibbar – Black Rabbit
12.) We’re Closed – Blue Button

The last four bands are playing an anti Valentine’s rock show at the Monkey House tomorrow. I will be there. Wolvings are playing too and it should really rock. If that were not enough, Elephants Of Scotland have a new album coming out soon and they are playing at Nectar’s on Monday.

13.) Home Away From Home – Elephants Of Scotland
14.) Exit Strategy – Rue Mevlana

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

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Song after: Thistle Alley – Fish

Violette Ultraviolet, Swale, and Caveman at Signal Kitchen October 14, 2013   2 comments

I just got back from seeing music at Signal Kitchen. I was running late, but caught two songs from Violette Ultraviolet. I walked in, barely out of work, and caught the groove, wonderfully mixed with subtlety and intensity. I fell into their serious builds and ripping guitar workouts, and loved every moment that they were on. I was bummed I missed most of their set, but loved what I caught.

Swale followed with a perfect set. The sound was fantastic, they played like fury, and put me through the roof. They opened with a conundrum of a song and followed with a killer Faineant. Waterlanding was ripped from the sky excellent. Middlesex was gorgeous. Overcoat had a killer, over the top, rocking middle section. Everyone Likes to Fight and Popular Crowd rocked hard, and had me flailing with joy. They closed with a slow Good Medicine, that felt like it was going to rip from the start, but stayed mellow, until that switch where it took off to majestic heights. What a fantastic show!

I knew nothing about Caveman, and they took the stage with a full rock sound. They reminded me of the rock/pop sound of Longwave. There were elements of U-2 here and there. In general they had a full sound with drenched keys, a pretty sweet guitar player, a drummer who had that great bounce to his playing, but…..They never took it over the top. It sounded great, but had a bit of Coldplay restraint. There were several spots in the several songs I hung out for, where they could have really gone off, but every time they brought it back to the easy to find pop zone. I liked what they sounded like, but they just didn’t rock me. That said, I easily, and happily, got my $10.00 worth at the show tonight.

Radio Show 30 Thursday September 19 , 2013 9-10pm Eastern US Time WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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I just got back from local music internet radio show number 30 on WBKM.ORG. It seemed that in every break, what I was about to say, slipped out of my head. Maybe it’s a sign that I need a week off.

Song before: Mad As The Mist And Snow – The Waterboys

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. It’s been warm and sunny for the last couple of days. The nights have been chilly, but still nice for walking. Here is the next song on Swale‘s A Small Arrival. This is Overcoat on WBKM, and this is Burlington’s kind of music.

1.) Overcoat – Swale
2.) Tell Me – Linda Bassick
3.) Johnson Unit Talkin’ Blues – Satori Bob
4.) Leonard Cohen – Violette Ultraviolet

On Saturday a bunch of local musicians are playing Leonard Cohen songs at Radio Bean. I’m not sure if VU will be there, but wanted to play the song. Satori are on the opposite coast, but that song has a Cohen sort of feel. It’s cool that both coasts are thinking the same way. Linda plays the Bean on Friday mornings, bring your kids if you get a chance. Hmmm, Swale. Last Sunday at the punk show at the Bean, they added Hana Zara at 8 and a band from Maine called Old Soul in between. Their songs just made me feel happy.

5.) Home – Old Soul
6.) Traveling Time – Born Naked
7.) In The Pines – Vedora

I just saw Vedora at Red Square. They played a ton of new songs, and they did play Pines. It’s great to see them again! A long time ago David L. Jarvis created a label called Permanent Records. It wasn’t, but did put out the CD by New Hampshire’s Born Naked.
Tomorrow I’m heading to 242 Main to catch Poxy and Be Aggressive. I have a song from each of them coming up, but will start with the band I saw last night.

8.) The Eldridge – Cameo Harlot
9.) Be Aggressive – Be Aggressive
10.) Rot In Hell – Poxy
11.) Black and Red – Rough Francis

I had such a good time at the punk show Sunday at the Bean. I hope I have as much fun at 242 tomorrow. Last night was great with Cameo at the Monkey. OK, let’s go classic Burlington.

12.) Drug Me Up – Ninja Custodian
13.) Lines and Spaces (live) – The Cancer Conspiracy

That was two of the great classic Burlington bands. I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next, well actually, I will be off next week. I’m going to Albany to see the Waterboys. Let’s do it the week after, and the week after, and the week after……

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Song After – The Great Unraveling – Fish

Radio Show 28 Thursday September 5 , 2013 9-10pm Eastern US Time WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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I just got back from Radio show 28 on WBKM.ORG.  It was a moody and rocking affair with a dash of chaos.  Classic Burlington lined up with happening now Burlington.  Both held up well.

Song Before: A Full Moon In March – The Waterboys

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From our small city to the great big world, these are The Sounds Of Burlington.  Tonight it will drop into the 30’s, but there will be a few warm days ahead.  I know you will go swimming again.  When you do, don’t be a shark victim.  This is the Theme Song from Shark Victim on WBKM, and this is Burlington’s kind of music.

1.) Theme Song – Shark Victim

2.) You Don’t Like Me (Do Ya) – Pinhead

3.) Earth Angel – Poxy

4.) Confession – Violette Ultraviolet

I’ve seen VU a couple of times this year and had a great time.  Poxy rock, very quickly, and will be playing 242 Main sometime soon.  Pinhead are such a classic VT band.  It’s so fun to watch J Boom Mateik and Michael Clifford rock out as SV.  Here is the next song on A Small Arrival

5.) The Last Room You’ll Ever Sleep In – Swale

6.) One From Two – Linda Bassick

7.) Blue Again – Anna Pardenik and Her Apologies

I’ve really enjoyed seeing Anna this year.  I’m happy to have music of hers to play.  Linda is a wonderful singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and plays with Steady Betty, when not doing her solo projects.  She also goes to a lot of shows and supports her fellow musicians.  Way to go Linda.  Hmmmm, Swale.  I missed some music this week, but looked at Wednesday and found Cameo Harlot at the Monkey House.  I chatted with the guys from Vetica when I walked in, and found they were playing too.  Cool.

8.) Can’t Feel It – Vetica

9.) Holmes Sweet Holmes – Cameo Harlot

10.) Carion My Wayward Son – The Contrarian

I’ve been listening to Contrarian’s Advanced Magic lately, and that one caught me.  The Cameo song was a nice brooding rocker with a strong finish.  Another great song by Vetica.  I’m heading to the Art Hop tomorrow to catch Dino Bravo, and maybe Rough Francis.  A long time ago, in Burlington, there was a man named Ethan.  He formed a band called the Hollywood Indians and Peg Tassey wrote a song about him.  She tossed in a poem to begin with.

11.) Poem for Torin/Ethan’s Stoned – Peg Tassey

12.) Bad Oasis – Farm

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

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Hi this is Tim, my favorite singer just released a new album  This is Fish with a song called Crucifix Corner on WBKM, and even though he is from Scotland, this is Burlington’s kind of music

Song After: Crucifix Corner – Fish