Well... one definition of that word is the act of arranging. You can see why I jumped all over that particular context. I arrange 4 hours of new show time every week, and then it is repeated at a later time, and therefore 8 hours of original programming results. So 8 of 168 hours a week, you are mine. Imagine an intense look of satisfaction on my face, and you will close to the feeling I get from that fact. And- there is the music. You just have to examine the playlist in order to assess the level of grandeur of this show. As is usually the case, I have bands known, and unknown, to you. I have long songs and short songs. I have songs that inform, entertain, provoke, and excite you. I just want to tell you that it is so worth your time to listen to these shows. If you have even a modicum of interest in rock and roll, you will be thrilled by what transpires. Enjoy. The G Man
I wanted to point out some interesting items on the playlist for the next show. Mountain Bus has a song called I Know You Rider, and its live, and it is a great version of the song. Also some live Little Feat with Tripe Face Boogie. Yes, there is a pattern here because side two of the show has a couple of long live jams by Jefferson Airplane and Spacemen 3. Check the playlist out in my blog, and if you gotta be up all night, no sense in missing this great rock and roll. Cool Breeze
The two halves of the next show will be related and yet quite different in their overall feel. Hour one is a compendium of recent acquisitions by me, and a suggested playlist from Don Was. Hour two delivers a trippy meditation concerning regular folks and how they perceive their world around them. Really? Yeah, really. You can count on music by bands like Impala Syndrome, Crome Syrcus, Johnny 'Guitar' Watson, A Flock of Seagulls, and James Brown in the first hour, and J.K. & Co., The Prisoners, Granicus, Maids of Gravity, and the New Fast Automatic Daffodils. You have not heard of these bands, you say? That is a good enough reason to tune in, right there. The G Man
The title sounds like a song lyric...so you may want to keep a sharp ear out for those words during the show. Here is another good reason to listen in: I have a brand new promo for the station I am announcing tomorrow. Brand new tunes from this past year by Hard Working Americans, Horseback, Peter Hollens, and The Love Explosion. I am hitting on some 14 songs I have never played before on the show. Plus some top shelf songs from bands like Led Zeppelin, Chicago, Traffic, Steely Dan, CCR, Todd Rundgren, and Cracker. Hey, I am the only government you will ever need on planet rock and roll... The G Man
Rolling in home after a serious night of music at Fairfest? Catch this eight song set from 2-4 AM Saturday morning as a glide towards a deep and restful sleep. The show is dominated by four long songs by DJ Shadow, Samsara Blues Experiment, Isaac Hayes, and King Crimson. Plus Marc Benno. The Moody Blues, The Paperhead, and The Beatles. That's it, it's just that simple. Open the windows, let the Cool Breeze in....
Loggins & Messina kick off another edition of Centripetal Sounds with their song Same Old Wine. The song expresses quite well that good old-fashioned definition of insanity: Doing the same thing over and over, and expecting a different result. In the context of repeatedly electing people that perpetrate the same old harmful ideas about regulations, taxes, and war. Not upstaged but supported by ELP, The Wipers, Jimi Hendrix, MC5, U2, and The Greg Kihn Band. If you are squinting as you look off towards the road ahead for a sign of enlightenment, it is no mirage. Good times are on the way as soon as all the war freaks die off. Drink plenty of water, spend some time looking inward every day, and listen to this show every week for details concerning the approach of grace. In the meantime, we have bitter truth, and rock and roll. The G Man
14 songs in the realm of the progressive for your enjoyment this weekend. A triple shot of new music for the show by the band Creme Soda. Can and Miles Davis stretching out and delivering a giant sound you can swim around in. Songs I downloaded just for this show by Tom Petty, Fleetwood Mac, and The Troggs. Also, my favorite songs by Marc Benno and The Happenings. All this, and the final Ambush song, all the best to you from Cool Breeze.
Here is some vital information for all listeners of Centripetal Sounds: Thursdays show at 2 PM is a mish mash of well-known artists a la Bob Dylan, Santana, Traffic, James Taylor, Green Day, The Moody Blues, and The Beatles. Most songs deal with the independent nature of human beings. Or, lack there of... Saturday morning at 2 you will be happy to know that the entire new CD by Psychic Ills is playing. It is called Inner Journey Out and it is directly in my wheel house of blues and psych. Of course, you get your second chance to hear these fabulous items on the normal replay times. Check the playlists online here, and please enjoy your time as I fine tune your experience. The G Man
I put together a list of songs that are perfect for a steamy nightime listen, and according to the weather service, there is a low of 67 degrees tonight with a 87% relative humidity. That qualifies. So how 'bout some Jimi Hendrix, Style Council, Leslie Gore, and John Hartford referencing the heat. Or maybe you prefer a more personal heat, a la Mark-Almond Band or The Marvelettes? Of course I have the usual hot guitar work by bands like Steve Gunn, William Tyler, and Yes. This is the last in a series of shows I have produced, so next week we move on to full albums by Psychic Ills, US 69, and through October, mostly avant-garde music. Enjoy the music. I have an upcoming promotion for the station, be watching for the opportunity. Cool Breeze
Hinterland Music Festival comes to St. Charles, Iowa on Friday at 5:30 PM. There are 13 bands playing, and I am going to start off the show by playing one song from each band in the order of their appearance. Headliners are Ray LaMontagne and Willie Nelson, but I am pumped up about all the bands playing in addition to those two. Ray's album Ouroboros is my album of the year, so far. Willie is an icon. 'Nuff said. The remainder of the show is merely the finest music that can be bought and played for you on the radio. I have some killer tracks by local Iowa City band Crystal City, and Fairfielders Society of Broken Souls, who also have my CD of the month for August. New music from Elouise, The Monkees, Work of Art, King Gizzard & The Lizzard Wizard, and LoVe ExPlOsIoN, who will likely have the September CD of the month.