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Radio Show 133 Thursday October 29, 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’s a couple of days before Halloween so time for the scariest and spookiest of local songs.

regular programming
lined up before:

Ghost of A Texas Ladies Man – Concrete Blonde
Bury My Lovely – October Project
Don’t Fear The Reaper (live) – Blue Oyster Cult

recording begins
Song before: The Number Of The Beast – Iron Maiden

promo

intro

From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. It’s very dark and almost time for Halloween, so tonight I will play some spooky scary songs. This is the time of year when the line between our world and the world beyond is very thin. I usually invite my friend from beyond, Mr E. Ghoul, to join me, but it’s just a little too early and the line between our worlds is still to far to cross. Yes, he is having an issue with Incarnation Dysfunction. There are several ways ghouls can cross into our world. Let’s begin with one of the more fun vehicles.

1.) Voodoo Camaro – Wide Wail
2.) Crazy Hearse – Barbacoa
3.) With The Dead – Vultures of Cult
4.) Oh My God – Sarah Blacker

Nice tale of angels and devils from Sarah. She lives in Salem, MA but comes up to Vermont to haunt us now and then. Fun, seasonally appropriate song from Vultures. Some souls prefer to travel in the crazy hearse and some the voodoo camaro. It’s just matter of choice. Up next, is one of the scariest concepts that mortals can deal with, sarcasm.

5.) I’m Thrilled – Phil Yates & The Affiliates
6.) Day Of The Dead – Hana Zara
7.) Funeral – Dirtminers
8.) Raising The Dead – Carraway
9.) Ninjas VS Zombies – Phil Yates

Such fun tales of terror from Phil and Carraway. Funeral is a cool song from the Miners. Great song from Hana. Hopefully, she will come back and play for us sometime in the near future. Phil and the band will be at The Skinny Pancake tomorrow and will play a set of Elvis Costello and one of their own. They are one of every band in town who is playing in the next couple of days. This is a great song from a classic Burlington artist.

10.) Graveyard Before Dark – Alice Austin
11.) One More Grave – The Contrarian
12.) Gothic Bloodsucker – Zola Turn
13.) Vampyre – Dave Jarvis Band

Classic from Burlington’s ’90’s. The Zola song is from the first album. Killer tune from Casey Merlin Rae who was a writer and musician in town for many years. So, we’ve heard songs about specific beasts like zombies and vampires, so here is one about the generic category of monsters.

14.) Monsters Are Due – Doom Service
15.) Monsters – Cold Sweat
16.) A Place Both Beautiful And Strange – Vultures Of Cult
17.) Demon Moon – Crazyhearse

Killer doom and gloom song from hearse. I love the moody instrumental from Cult. Sweat make the point that monsters don’t have to be supernatural. Great new Doom song. Let’s now turn our sights to magic for a song recorded at the Radio Bean

18.) I Put A Spell On You – Marco Benevento and Kat Wright
19.) Devil – farm
20.) The Death Of Tim Lewis (poem read over the end of Devil and beginning of Devil Knows) – Tim Lewis
21.) Devil Knows My Name – Great Western

Killer version of their new song recorded live at Nectar’s. Great song by Farm about the struggles in life. Kat Wright & The Indomitable Soul Band will be at Nectar’s on Saturday. This song is about a bar that burned down and people died and their ghosts still reside.

22.) Black Cat – Black Rabbit
23.) Ghostified – Persian Claws
24.) Killing Ghosts – Better Things
25.) Ghost Train – Jerichovox

I love the spooky sound of that song. Ghoul called me and let me know some ghosts prefer to take the train to the other side, not just a car. That one is dedicated to him. Killer song from Better. Great rocker from Persian. This next band weren’t around long but played some solid shows.

26.) Planning My Funeral – Poxy
27.) Space Weed Zombies (live) – Wave of the Future
28.) JC And The Beast – The Mountain Says No
29.) Children Of The Grave – Jesus Christ and the Hallucinogenic Allstars

Killer cover of the Sabbath song from the Saratoga NY band who come to town now and then. Mountain and Wave will play at Finnegan’s tomorrow at 10. I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town, and that it didn’t scare you too much. Goodbye. Sayonara.

30.) Sayonara – Black Rabbit
outro

promo

Song after: Crucifix Corner – Fish
Please Mr Gravedigger – David Bowie

recording ends
War Pigs – Black Sabbath
Child In Time – Deep Purple
New Orleans Is Sinking – The Tragically Hip
Time Of The Season – The Zombies
Detroit Rock City – Kiss
Hells Bells – AC/DC
End Of The World – Gary Moore
Hallelujah The Hills – Hallelujah The Hills
Funeral In His Hear – October Project
Day Of The Dead – The Church Band
Burning Times – Rumors Of The Big Wave
Don’t Talk To Strangers – Dio
Wake The Raven – Kimberly White Project
The Raven – read by Willem Defoe
Edgar Allen Poe – Lou Reed
Violence – Peg Tassey MUSIC
Whiskey Man – Arc Iris
Welcome To My Nightmare/School’s Out – Alice Cooper
Forgotten Sons – Marillion
All Lovers Are Deranged – David Gilmour
Old Souls Of Chatham County – Jeremy Gilchrist – Singer-Songwriter
Megaphone – Joshua Glass Music
Dear God – Kat Wright and the Indomitable Soul Band
regular programming

 

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Radio Show 132 Thursday October 22, 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. I began with yesterday and moved into the future.

regular programming
Glastonbury Song – The Waterboys
In The Walls – Stellastarr

recording begins
Song before: President Gas – The Psychedelic Furs

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intro

From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds of Burlington. Yesterday was the day they used as the long future date in Back To The Future Part II, October 21, 2015. Let’s begin with some local music about those implications.

1.) Flux Capacitor – Wave of the Future
2.) 1.21 Jigawatts – Wave of the Future
3.) All I Want Is A Hoverboard – Wave of the Future

Wave have so many great songs about Back To The Future. They are playing October 30 at Finnegan’s with The Mountain Says No. Last week I saw two really cool bands at The Skinny Pancake and enjoyed them both in different ways. I’ll begin with one from each.

4.) Who’s Fault Was That? – The Snaz
5.) Sound Island – Vows
6.) Wiser – And The Kids
7.) What’s In California? – Joshua Glass Music

Josh was just at Waterworks Food + Drink and I’m bummed I missed the show. ATK just released their new album on vinyl. Check it out if you are into that. Vows and Snaz played killer versions of those songs last week. This guy is playing at Nectar’s tomorrow both solo acoustic and with an electric band.

8.) The Singing Of The Song – Seth Yacovone Band
9.) Release The Beast – The Mountain Says No
10.) Silver And Gold – Waylon Speed!

Waylon can rock pretty hard, especially when playing that one. I’m psyched to see Mountain tomorrow!! OK, here is the next song on No Need To Beg. This is one of the great rock songs to come from Burlington.

11.) Little French Earthquakes – Phil Yates & The Affiliates
12.) Alienation – Black Rabbit
13.) Still Life Scene – Envy
14.) Womb With A View – Heavy Plains

Heavy are playing at The Monkey House Sunday. They were great the last time I saw them. Classic from Envy. Killer Rabbit song and great song from Phil Yates and the band. Let’s keep rocking.

15.) Black And Red – ROUGH FRANCIS
16.) A Place Both Wonderful And Strange – Vultures of Cult
17.) Christmas In Afghanistan – The Wards
18.) Green Peaks/Dark Valleys – Get A Grip
19.) Monsters Are Due – Doom Service

Doom and Grip are playing at Higher Ground Sunday as part of Colin’s Roar a benefit for Cystic FIbrosis. Killer song from the Wards and still unfortunately appropriate. Cool song from Vulture and great song from Francis. This next set is about our understanding of God or the Gods.

20.) These Stories – When Particles Collide
21.) Hermaphroditus – Rue Mevlana
22.) Dear God – Kat Wright & The Indomitable Soul Band

One song about asking God to help you get out of something and a couple about the ancient Greeks and others. Big Joe passed away 10 years ago and in a couple of weeks the Unknown Blues Band will play a show in his honor.

23.) Every Time I hear That Mellow Saxophone – Big Joe Burrell & The Unknown Blues Band
24.) Jan Michael Vincent – Chin Ho
25.) All My Life – Wide Wail
26.) Green Apple Girl – Dave Jarvis

4 classics from the ’90’s. In Vermont, there are lots of wonderful apples around. It was such a beautiful day today and I had to run errands and drove around with the windows down.

27.) Windows Down – Lendway
28.) Dancing In Dreamtime – Jerichovox

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

29.) Sayonara – Black Rabbit

outro

promo

Songs After: Raingods Dancing/Make It Happen – Fish

recording ends
Witch Hunt – RUSH
Lionized – The Tragically Hip
Once Upon A Time In The West – Dire Straits
Light My Fire (live) – The Doors
Best Way To Travel – The Moody Blues
Hearts – Jon Anderson
Starship Trooper – Yes (official)
Empire Of The Clouds – Iron Maiden
Wow – Kate Bush
Is This Where You Live? – The Church Band
White Russian – Marillion
Gates Of Babylon – Rainbow
Burning Times – Rumors Of The Big Wave
Images – Saga
Mimi On The Beach – jane siberry
New Americana – Halsey
Satellite – Guster
Sparks – The Color Exchange
The Night Syd Barret Died – Colin Nicholas Clary
All The Same To You – Milton Busker
New York My Lovely – Josh Glass
By My Side – Kat Wright and the Indomitable Soul Band
regular programming

 

The High Breaks and Vultures Of Cult at Club Metronome October 5, 2015   Leave a comment

Nectar's photo by Tim Lewis

Nectar’s photo by Tim Lewis

I had a great time seeing music on Monday at Club Metronome. I had been a bit antsy all day, so after work, I thought going out would be a great idea. I knew The High Breaks were kicking off Metal Monday, so I thought I’d go check them out and see how long I could make it when the metal started for real. I grew up loving Heavy Metal, but once bands started with the cookie monster vocal, I moved away. It’s such a waste to have powerful music then to not be able to catch any lyrics, since well intertwined lyrics and music can be over the top great. It was a nice walk down to Metronome and I arrived just about at the 9:30 start time. The stage was set and I got a chance to chat with each of the HB’s. After a bit they headed to the stage, but did a sound check instead of starting right off. It took a while to get through, but when done, they hit the stage for real and rocked hard. I was not sure how a surf-rock band would go over to the metal crowd, but the music was heavy enough and the band skilled enough, that everyone had a good time. They played classics like Ankle Breaker and Banana Seat. Each original song had a story before it which added to the fun. All of the songs are instrumental and have a fun dark rocking vibe. Tood’s drumming is super strong and fast. Kevin’s bass playing drives the songs perfectly and gives plenty of space for Matt to rip it up on guitar. Their set was not long, but every note was fun. They closed with a classic surf song, but it was really the originals that made the set so fun.

I hung out for the set break, and another quick sound check, then Vultures of Cult hit the stage. They opened with a long slow building moody doom sounding piece that just built and built until it was at full metal fury. The four piece, two singer/guitar players, bass, drums, had one singer doing the doom and gloom vocal but the other one really sang and kept me glued to the stage. Their set was short, maybe four or five songs, but each one took it’s time and the molten music just filled the soul. I hung back a little, not sure if the medium sized crowd would mosh, but everyone was more just listening to the music and having a good time. I really liked all the songs, but as the last note rang out, I slipped down the stairs and took the long walk home. The antsy feeling was gone and I was left in the cool afterglow from the heavy rock music.

 

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

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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
outro

promo

Song after: Whiplash – Fish
recording ends

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
regular programming

 

Vultures of Cult and Lord Silky at the Monkey House October 15, 2013   Leave a comment

I had a good time at The Monkey House last night. It’s been a while since I’ve had a good metal outing. I caught a ride with Nathan Curtis, and we arrived at quarter of 10 with Vultures of Cult onstage. Their super heavy dirge riffs seem straight forward, but had a lot of subtle time changes. It’s like you could rock into the groove, but really had to listen to see where it was going. They weren’t super fast, but were magnificently heavy. The vocals were screamed at near cookie monster level. Both guitar players shared the singing/screaming duties and the rhythm section ran through the changes with sledgehammer precision. They were really good, and I had a great time.

Lord Silky followed and kept the heaviness flowing. That and the beer. The singer, guitar, bass and drums quartet were a bit more solid metal, than the Vultures dirge and every note was an assault on the senses. Think big burly bearded men whipping the crowd into a mosh pit frenzy. PBR cans were crushed, baptizing everyone in the packed club, except those back by the pool tables. T-shirts were ripped off and thrown to the audience, and when the singer went to rip off drummer Kelly Ravin’s shirt, he yanked him across the kit. After a short rearrangement of the cymbals, they kept the rock loud and ferocious. Their set was not super long, but was a fun powerhouse of a show. What a night!!