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Radio Show 55 Thursday March 27, 2014 9-10pm Eastern US Time WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment



I just got back from my 55th local music radio show on internet only WBKM.ORG. I played a lot of music from bands I’ve seen in town and one I’ve never seen.

Song before: Immigrant Song – Led Zeppelin Official



From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. It’s spring and the ground is covered with snow and ice. Aaah, Vermont. Last night I saw some really challenging music, so I’m going to open with a challenging song, then play some of the sweetest music to ever grace our town. This is a song called Well On Your Way by Ryan Power on WBKM and this is Burlington’s Kind Of Music.

1.) Well On Your Way – Ryan Power
2.) Basalt Anchor – Vedora
3.) In Comes The Tide – PossumHaw

I really like that song from PossumHaw and thought it would sound great coming out of Basalt. Vedora are playing tomorrow at Radio Bean and Happy Birthday (yesterday) to Caroline O’Connor. Now it’s time for the next song on Dancing With The Big Guy. This is their sweeter pop side.

4.) Ladybug – Ninja Custodian
5.) Teenage Mother Earth – The Red Telephone
6.) Breathing In – The Hero Cycle

I loved the few times I saw Hero. All of those are great songs that were played live in our town. I’m so lucky to live here! I’ve been loving the new show Cosmos with Neil Degrasse Tyson. Here’s a song about the joy of being smart.

7.) Super Sexy Science Party – Wave of the Future
8.) Might As Well Settle – Phil Yates and the Affiliates
9.) Finally Found The One – When Particles Collide

I love that song from Particles. They rock and Sasha Alcott is a science teacher when not a road warrior. There is another chance to purchase their upcoming album on pink vinyl. Phil and crew are playing Saturday at Radio Bean, and Swale are playing The Monkey House at the same time. Grrr. Wave are wrapping up recording their album. It should be out sometime in the near future. Last weekend I went out to see The Mountain Says No at Radio Bean, but made a stop at the OP to hang out with Mike Luoma and David L. Jarvis. After a bit I headed to Juniper to see Great Western, since Mountain were on later I love this song.

10.) Think I’ll Stay – Great Western
11.) Windigo – Crazyhearse
12.) I’m With The Bomb – The Mountain Says No

I love that song from Mountain. The Crazyhearse CD has been hanging out at the station. I brought it home and liked that song. I’ve never seen them, but I’ve seen them listed at Club Metronome. I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?



Song after: The Lost Plot – Fish

Radio Show 53 Thursday March 13, 2014 9-10pm Eastern US Time WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment



I just got back from my 53rd local music radio show on internet only WBKM.ORG. Per a conversation with my parents & brother, and a request from Eric, I opened with some older songs.

Song before: Amber Waves – Tori Amos



From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. I’ve been playing a lot of new music lately, so let’s play some classics. This is Every Time I Hear That Mellow Saxophone by Big Joe Burrell on WBKM, and this is Burlington’s Kind Of Music.

1.) Every Time I Hear That Mellow Saxophone – Big Joe Burrell and the Unknown Blues Band
2.) Mystery Blues – Zoot Wilson
3.) Walkingincircles – Raq

I love that song by Raq, it always makes me happy, and after 12+ inches of snow that we got yesterday, something happy is nice. Zoot goes out to Eric, and yesterday my family got together for Dad’s birthday. We talked about Hunts and the statue of Joe, so I wanted to play that song. I’m playing older songs tonight. This goes back a couple of years.

4.) Wait For Me – Anais Mitchell
5.) In Comes The Tide – PossumHaw
6.) Good Thing – Maryse Smith
7.) Catskills – Alpenglow

Alpenglow have a great new video for that song. I love the trend of bands using the spectacular views in Vermont for the background for their videos. Maryse was great at Signal Kitchen a couple of weeks ago. Her voice is so strong and poised. I’m starting to dig deeper into the Possumhaw album and I like it. Great song from Anais. Well, last week I finished off Maximum Soul Power, so now it’s time to start a new album. There are a lot of great albums that are about to be released but are not out yet. I’m going classic and will play Dancing With the Big Guy from Ninja Custodian all the way through over the next few weeks. Here we go.

8.) Rock And Roll Is My Weapon – Ninja Custodian
9.) Ego – When Particles Collide
10.) Trans Am – Barbacoa
11.) Good Citizen (NYC Mix) – Pinhead

Pinhead are classic Burlington. Barbacoa are always fun. Particles have a new album coming soon. Great song from Ninja. This next band have a new album coming soon and are at Nectar’s on Tuesday. There is a lot of snow out there, but I’m starting to thing of planting seeds.

12.) The Seed – Elephants of Scotland

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



song after: The Great Unraveling – Fish



Radio Show 48 Thursday February 6, 2014 9-10pm Eastern US Time WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment



I just got home from my 48th local music radio show on internet only WBKM.ORG. I though it was a nice showcase of Burlington in the moment and in the glorious past.

Song before: Red Barchetta – RUSH



From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. It’s a beautiful winter night in Burlington. It snowed all day yesterday but the crews have it in giant piles on Church Street, so it’s easy walking. Tonight let’s start with a band who are about to start a small tour. This is a song called Solitude by a band called Alpenglow on WBKM, and this is Burlington’s kind of music.

1.) Solitude – Alpenglow
2.) Spiral – Strung Out
3.) Thinner Than Water – Somah

The best part of this gig is pulling out old albums and finding gems like the Somah song, and remembering how much fun it was whenever Strung Out played Spiral. Thanks to Mike Luoma, on Monday I went to a new music venue, Arts Riot, that is in a building I worked in a long time ago. I met one of Burlington’s great artists while working there. Here is a song by the band that played Monday night, and we’ll talk about the rest on the other side.

4.) Song For Zula – Phosphorescent
5.) Check The Gravity – Wide Wail
6.) Cancer – Swale

When I worked at the Cheese Outlet, there was a sublet bakery and we sometimes used their equipment and chatted. I used to chat with Amanda Gustafson and when she told me she was joining a band, I had to go check out Wide Wail, again and again and again. They went away, so now I see her in Swale as often as I can. Next up is the next song on Maximum Soul Power.

7.) Staring Out My Window – ROUGH FRANCIS
8.) Hit – Blue Button
9.) I’m With You – Ninja Custodian

I love Ninja’s take on that song. BB are playing a show Valentines day at The Monkey House. There’s lots of other music that day, but I think I have to go that way. All I’ve got lined up this week is seeing Rush cover band Lotus Land at Higher Ground with my brother. Rough Francis always rock! I missed them last Saturday, when I went to Phoenix bookstore to listen to authors reading original sci-fi, including Luoma, who was the only one to read with each character’s voice. I then went to Club Metronome for Rock Lotto. Four bands hooked up at 10am and wrote songs and performed them at 6pm. Raph Worrick did a great job with his band.

10.) Hasta Manana Monsieur – Ray Fork
11.) If The Sea Won’t Rise – Sean Altrui

That’s just a great song from Sean. Well, hasta manana. I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?



Song after: The Gathering – Fish




Blue Button and Rough Francis at Radio Bean November 19, 2013   Leave a comment

I had a great time at Blue Button and ROUGH FRANCIS last night at Radio Bean! As I was thinking about getting ready to go, Rich Haskell stopped by. He mentioned that he might want to go, and his coworkers Ed and Ryan were going. It took a bit of time to get out the door,so we arrived about 11. The place was already full, and we waited in line for 20 minutes or so. I was getting nervous when I could hear Blue Button sound checking, but after a bit, a few people left and we got in. Ed and Ryan were about 30 people back in line, but they made it in for the last song by the opener.

Blue Button hit the stage as a three-piece. With Jason Cooley on guitar and vocals, Eric Olsen on guitar and backing vocals, and Frank on drums, the still managed to crank out a mighty sound. They opened with Hit, then followed with My Bitter End. They played solid, loud and rocking versions of How It Goes, We’re Closed and wrapped the night with Bullshit. Despite missing 40% of the band, they put on a powerhouse rock show.

During the break, DJ Disco Phantom spun some tunes. I chatted with my friends a bit, but soon it was time for the big show.

Rough Francis hit the stage with a killer Black and Red. The packed audience was dancing hard, but not quite moshing. They played a few more from Maximum Soul Power, including a ripping I-90 East. As the show continued, the crowd energy increased. It took a long time for a full mosh pit to form, but the crowd was enthralled for every moment they were on stage. They played most, if not all of the album. They tossed in a cover of New Rose, and maybe one other. Songs like Ruffians and Staring Out The Window were just great. They rocked hard for an hour or so, then the familiar bounce of Come To Space began. They built it into a frenzy, cooled it to almost nothing, then ripped it back to full speed, just to make sure that no one in the audience would walk away with any un-expended energy. I’ve had a great time whenever I’ve seen them, and last night was another high water mark in the legacy they are creating.