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RRSo I went back to the earlist produced recordings I have, and I selected a range of songs that span from 1927 up to 1966. Next week we will spend some time with 1966 and 1967 only, because I have a lot more music beginning in '67. We start the show with Dock Boggs and Frank Sinatra. Then there is a bunch of blues by Robert Johnson, Tampa Red, Muddy Waters, Liitle Willie John- like that. Then we are off to folk with The Fleetwoods and The Kingston Trio, jazz with Lou Donaldson and Dave Brubeck, and r & b with Ray Charles and Fats Domino. As we progress into the sixties, folks like The Animals, Johnny Rivers, and The Yardbirds show up. Join me for a real trip through time. Cool Breeze

  • Thu
    Oct 16
    2:00 pm -
    4:00 pm
  • Wed
    Oct 22
    2:00 am -
    4:00 am

The Headphone Masterpiece

G ManThe Headphone Masterpiece is a 2002 release by Cody Chesnutt, and I am playing selected cuts off of that two disc set. Selected because they are the few songs with no language problems. And, the rest of the show pays more attention to how the songs sound in my headphones than any other criteria. Hence we will careen wildly from folks like The Beatles, Andrew Bird, Boots Randolph and James Taylor, to folks like Pink Floyd, Lenny Kravitz, Yes, and Black Sabbath. Also, a cut from one of my records of the year in 2013, Mountain Bus. Get your gear in place so you can close your eyes and settle in.... The G Man

RRJust after 2 AM Saturday morning you will be able to enjoy the entire 2014 Walk Away release by local artists The Host Country. Their first EP was an acoustic duo setting with warm melodies and fine harmony vocals. None of that is missing with this new release, and they have added some bass, drum, and electric guitar into the mix. You will come away elevated in spirit by the experience. Side two runs away from the folk scene to some mood pieces by Dead Can Dance, U2, The Moody Blues, and Julian Cope, to name a few. Marshall Crenshaw is the place-holder du jour with The Usual Thing. Something that this show is not... Cool Breeze

  • Thu
    Oct 09
    2:00 pm -
    4:00 pm
  • Wed
    Oct 15
    2:00 am -
    4:00 am

In The Moment

G ManA smattering of rock and roll bands on a Thursday afternoon, not having much in common with each other by way of genre, sound, production, or year. We go back to 1967 with The Beach Boys and The Glass Family, and up into present day with The Astronauts and The Black Keys. New blues phenom Gary Clark Jr. also joins us for a real tasty cover of a Jimi Hendrix tune. The G Man

RRI have four bands that I am playing three songs apiece on this show, so you can get a good feel for the music on their albums: Steel Mill from Jewels of The Forest, La Hell Gang from Thru Me Again, The War On Drugs from Lost In The Dream, and Gravelroad from their Psychedelta release. Plus a song each from Electric Blue, Chrome, The Electric Prunes, and Breasts. Next week the entire new release Walk Away by The Host Country. Cool Breeze

  • Thu
    Oct 02
    2:00 pm -
    4:00 pm
  • Wed
    Oct 08
    2:00 am -
    4:00 am

Form Ever Follows Function

formForm is purpose, and purpose is value. KRUU is the perfect example of a functioning community working within itself to create something of value. One part of that value: commercial-free musical shows with unlimited creativity. You know how wonderful it is to hear music on the radio that no commercial station will touch. Ponder your support of our enterprise as you listen Thursday 2-4 PM to Centripetal Sounds. The show is made up of tunes that have been recently released in the past year, by bands such as Syd Arthur, The Astronauts, John Hiatt, Krakatau, La Hell Gang, and Land Observations. It's no secret, KRUU is the Real Deal. The G Man

RRHeavy on the guitar and studio tricks, light on the lyrics. Heavy on the electronica and improvisational, light on the melody. Going back to 1970 and Euclid with their Heavy Equipment release. Heading forward to 2014 with brand new tunes by Luluc, Electric Blue, and Hard Working Americans. Plus a long suite by Nudity called The Nightfeeders at about 3:09 AM, so be looking for that sweetness. Cool Breeze

  • Thu
    Sep 25
    2:00 pm -
    4:00 pm
  • Wed
    Oct 01
    2:00 am -
    4:00 am

A Playlist Written By A Truck

56 panelWell, the playlist for this week's show was ghost written by my 1956 Chevy 3105 Panel truck. Pictured is a fine example of one of these classics. Mine refused to allow it's picture to be taken for this blog, and so remain anonymous. The songs are public as heck. Check the playlist out for fabulous tunes by The Beatles, The Animals, The Black Keys, Bob Dylan, Cracker, Modoc, and The Host Country. The road is something that every person needs to experience in their lifetime. The G Man

RROut of the eleven songs I am playing Saturday morning starting at 2 AM, seven are of the extended type. Lots of opportunities for vamping. Interkosmos leads off with Hypnotizer from their 2009 release. Then Aguaturbia does a cover of Crimson and Clover, the old Tommy James hit. After comes Tear Gas, Et Sans, Grey Daturas, Wicked Lady, and Morly Grey, not to mention Entrance and The Dino Saluzzi Group from a 2014 release of wonderfully improvisational jazz. Yup, all that in just two hours. Cool Breeze

  • Thu
    Sep 18
    2:00 pm -
    4:00 pm
  • Wed
    Sep 24
    2:00 am -
    4:00 am

What Are We Generating, That's Worth It's Weight In Gold?

G Man'We've lost ourselves completely, in these modern times'- The Host Country. Powerful lyric couplets that are contained in the song Modern Times. 'We'll have a child, to show life's true meaning, the child runs wild'- Richard Hawley. 'Close your eyes and feel, the only way to tell what's real'- Rick Ray. 'This is family, this is unity, this is celebration, this is sacred'- The Sadies. 'I can see a lot better now'- The Moondoggies. 'Spend my days in my room, wondering...'- The Sufis. 'Tell you what I'm gonna do, give her space to get on thru'- Rick Reinhart. More of an accounting of the time we spend and how we spend it. The G Man

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