garygarles's blog

  • Thu
    Jun 22
    2:00 pm -
    5:00 pm
  • Wed
    Jun 28
    2:00 am -
    5:00 am

A Personal Connection Type Show

G ManI decided to put together a show with artists that I have had one-on-one contact with, from the usual concerts, to interviews, chance meetings, personal correspondance (in the case of the overseas folks), and even relatives. Fun stuff ahead. Starting the show with Blue Mountain, The Blue Band, and Bo Ramsey, to get a solid midwest vibe going, and then its on to Cracker, The Host Country, The Soul Searchers, Greg Brown, and many more. 37 songs in all, I think, and lots of great jams in store for you. 2 PM or 2 AM, I got you covered. The G Man

  • Sat
    Jun 17
    2:00 am -
    4:00 am
  • Mon
    Jun 19
    4:00 am -
    6:00 am

I Got Some Things I Gotta Do....

RRBum bum bum, bum bum bum bumm. The drums are beating a rhythm drawing you ever nearer to the next Rainbow Rider experience. Upcoming: Rainbow Rider # 333. Whoa, half way to #666. That will be an interesting show, but nevermind that, listen to the one this weekend. I have two long tunes by Speed, Glue, & Shinki, and Red Temple Spirits. I just purchased that limited edition of theirs from Independant Project records, and it is beautiful. If you like psychedelic post-punk, this is the holy grail. I am playing my favorite Sopwith Camel, Strawberry Alarm Clock, Other Half, and Psychobud music too. No matter what the length of the song, you are going to trip out over this stuff. Nothing like a Cool Breeze to light your night.

  • Thu
    Jun 15
    2:00 pm -
    5:00 pm
  • Wed
    Jun 21
    2:00 am -
    5:00 am

Spotlight: Sixties Pop

G ManThe next spotlight show shines its steely beacon of light down upon the sixties, and the pop single. Most of these songs came off of tiny vinyl records with big holes in the middle. Three cuts by The Doors, The Chambers Brothers, and The Blues Magoos made the fm circuit, due to their length. But, yeah, I have like 60 songs in three hours, so they are going to fly by. If you have reached the age I am, you will likely be singing along to many of these tunes. If those three bands don't thrill ya, try Frank Sinatra, The Happenings, Bobby Darin, or The Hollies. Pure pop pleasure from when the engineers and producers had a mandate to get the song on the radio. The G Man

  • Sat
    Jun 10
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    4:00 am
  • Mon
    Jun 12
    4:00 am -
    6:00 am

Take A Break From Current Events

RRI have a wonderful idea for you overnight, take a break from all those pickle-heads in the news and listen to some quietly awesome psychedelic rock. I am playing the entire side one of Pure Electric Honey by Ant-Bee. I am playing the long version of The Id song Inner Sounds of The Id. New music from Energy Gown, and five songs from our fifty years ago sweet spot, 1967. The End, The Deep, The Inn, we got it all. Two hours of this- I'll get you out of your head. Cool Breeze

  • Thu
    Jun 08
    2:00 pm -
    5:00 pm
  • Wed
    Jun 14
    2:00 am -
    5:00 am

California

T ShirtYou have perhaps heard of The Beach Boys? How about Jefferson Airplane, The Grateful Dead, or The Mamas & The Papas? They are from the great state of California, as is all-but-one artist for the show. I could not resist putting in a song about California by John Hartford (who was born in NYC and grew up in Saint Louie). You may not want to live there but you have to appreciate the massive influence it has had on rock music, thanks to countless creative bands. I have 60's garage rock, ballads, blues, punk, jazz, and country ready to go. Join me Thursday at 2PM, with a replay on the 14th at 2 AM. The G Man.

  • Sat
    Jun 03
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    4:00 am
  • Mon
    Jun 05
    4:00 am -
    6:00 am

Communion

RRYeeeaaaahhhhhhh baby. LOL. We are deep in the psychedelia here, as promised. You may be familiar with the bands playing tunes on this show, but I found all this stuff I had never heard before, and it is by bands I knew nothing about, and still do not. Bands like AOA, Albatross, Dogfeet, and Bold. And yes, I think you will be better off having heard all these people doing these wonderful songs. My definition of psychedelic music is this: If you cannot tell how many minutes and seconds long the song is, it's psychedelic. Think about it. And try not to get in your head about it as you are listening to the show! I want to help you out of your heads... Cool Breeze

  • Thu
    Jun 01
    2:00 pm -
    5:00 pm
  • Wed
    Jun 07
    2:00 am -
    5:00 am

Mother Nature's Son

G ManThe opening track to the next show supplied by The Beatles. In which I launch three hours of tunes that tell a sad tale of the long history of conflict on this planet. I am war-weary, and if you are too, you can certainly relate to this set. Chicago has a great four movement set called It Better End Soon. King Crimson, Steppenwolf, Black Sabbath, and Pink Floyd highlight a roller coaster of love songs mixed with angry activists. This is the long version of an hour I did not too long ago. Stepping up my efforts, myself. The G Man

  • Sat
    May 27
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    4:00 am
  • Mon
    May 29
    4:00 am -
    6:00 am

The Rainbow Rider

RRThe full album play for this show is Ball by Iron Butterfly. This is a 1972 release by the band, and my favorite disc of theirs. Just a small tinge of psychedelia on a couple of the cuts, the rest being top shelf rock songs. Lee Dorman, the bassist, went on to play as a member of Captain Beyond. The second hour of the program is dominated by Yes, Pink Floyd, Grand Funk Railroad, and Poco. A very dedicated hour of stretching out and vamping. Cool Breeze

  • Thu
    May 25
    2:00 pm -
    5:00 pm
  • Wed
    May 31
    2:00 am -
    5:00 am

Birth To The Grave

G ManThree hours of tunes celebrating the full range of a life. The Moody Blues do the kick off honors with It's Up To You. From there we roll through songs of love, songs of loss, songs about the passage of time, and songs about the mystery of self-awareness. Paul Revere, Jimi Hendrix, and Roger Miller get the way back meachine running. And there are more contemporary offerings from Vietnam, The Obits, and My Expansive Awareness. Also featuring a two-fer from Neil Young, and a favorite song of mine from local artists past The Psyquatics. Do what you will but don't be late for this one. The G Man

  • Sat
    May 20
    2:00 am -
    4:00 am
  • Mon
    May 22
    4:00 am -
    6:00 am

Solstice Sessions & Sons of Arqa

RRRight after our holdover from We Are Ever So Clean by Blossom Toes, I am going to launch right into Solstice Sessions, Vol.1 by Patrick Hazell. Extemporaneous music created in the great state of Iowa. That disc runs clear through into hour two. In the second hour, Suns of Arqa bring Durga Dub along with Adam Franklin, Deadbolt, and Boy King Islands. Hot stuff for what promises to be a chilly May evening. Cool Breeze

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