garygarles's blog

  • Thu
    Jan 29
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    4:00 pm
  • Wed
    Feb 04
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Found Things

G ManI found a bunch of great music for this next edition of Centripetal Sounds. I went to a watering hole in Des Moines last week and bought a CD by The Sundogs, and I am happy to lead off the show with this great working band. Since I am bringing about three hours worth of music to play, I guess anthing can happen after that, but I do know I will be playing music by the following people new to my shows: Arlo McKinley and The Lonesome Sounds, JD Loudermilk, James Burton, and Hayden Thompson. I have new-to-me music by John Hartford and some oldies but goodies from Aerosmith, David Gilmour, Joe Walsh, The Pretenders, and Elvis Costello. Hey, lets find ourselves having a party and listening to tunes together. The G Man

  • Sat
    Jan 24
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    4:00 am
  • Mon
    Jan 26
    4:00 am -
    6:00 am

Acknowledge, and Proceed

RRWell, I have been informed that due to a coding glitch, last weeks show was #208, and this week #207 will play. So, go back an extra line in the list of playlists, and see what will be playing on the next show. I apologize for the mixup. The good news is, you have some great Canned Heat, Pink Floyd, Blind Faith, Led Zeppelin, and Little People coming up. And here is some even better news: Rainbow Rider #209 is the four year anniversary show, and it is loaded with astonishing and fabulous songs. So mark your calendars for that event. And thanks for listening. Requests? Email me centripetalsounds@gmail.com. Cool Breeze

  • Thu
    Jan 22
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  • Wed
    Jan 28
    2:00 am -
    4:00 am

The State of My Union

G ManThe old saying 'One planet, many worlds' must be true. After all the political discourse this week I find myself pondering- perhaps as 'The Brain' would ponder- about the complete absence of wholistic thinking from these inside-the-beltway-types. So naturally intentional, engaged people need a third viewpoint in order to triangulate. Allow me, the self appointed government of planet rock and roll, to provide. Free of course: no commercial interruption will be allowed during my show. We'll start The First Five Minutes by The Sadies, then move on to  Ben Vaughn from his brand new release Texas Road Trip on which he channels Doug Sahm. Also I will play some relevant Eagles and Dukes of Stratosphear. We will also get to some Psychic Ills, The Out Crowd, and Bo Ramsey & The Backsliders. I can say with authority you will discover why I am the only government you will ever need... The G Man

  • Sat
    Jan 17
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  • Mon
    Jan 19
    4:00 am -
    6:00 am

We're Talking Heavy Machinery Here

RRSome stellar heavy music is on the horizon. The sun will be down but the music will light you up. The Green Pajamas start us off with an unreleased Dance In The Window No.1. Marcus Roberts with some cool jazz on Prayer For Peace is my prelude for the song Echoes by Pink Floyd, my fave track of theirs. The second half of the show is dominated by some boogie by Canned Heat and a killer track from the deluxe edition of the first Blind Faith release. This is Rainbow Rider #207, and #209 is my four year anniversary show, so mark your calendar for that now. Cool Breeze

  • Thu
    Jan 15
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    4:00 pm
  • Wed
    Jan 21
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    4:00 am

Music Blogs, Record Collector Shows, and Family

G ManMy sources of inspiration for todays show account for the wide and varied nature of the music. I recently attended a record collector's show and I found a dozen great albums from 1971 to 1992. I visited a folk music blog that highlighted one of my favorite cd's from last year, and that led me to purchase some great new songs. And of course there is my son, who thankfully is excited by discovering new bands and music. Net effect: Two hours of carefully and painstakingly compiled rock, folk, blues, and country music. New bands to my show include The Doodads & Dont's, The Plastic Cloud, The Spectacular Fantastic, Three 4 Tens, The Missing Links, Bokaj Retsiem, The Inn, Mike Cooper, and The Gentrys. Can you afford to miss this show? I guess not... The G Man

RRI have two guitar freak-outs by Plan 9 and Many Bright Things, some great blues courtesy of Savoy Brown and Rare Earth, plus a half hour live set from a new band called Gap Dream. The band leader was in the first iteration of The Black Keys. Some tunes from deep in the past by The The and The Grateful Dead. Cool Breeze

  • Thu
    Jan 08
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  • Wed
    Jan 14
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...And The Hits Just Keep On Coming

StudioThe most recent pronouncement from the rock and roll government- me- sez that 2014 was a truly stellar year for new releases. I will play you the best of the best IMHO. My best of list for the year is right at the top of the blog for my show. I will give you a hint: It involves Real Estate, The Host Country, John Hiatt, The Black Hollies, and the Asteroid No. 4. Plus some wonderful surprises from The Yardbirds, Golden Gunn, Twink, The Holydrug Couple, The Young Sinclairs, and even The Beatles. Still relevant after all these years, they get my nod for best re-issue. I'm going to try to squeeze in about 30 songs, including a couple I did not get time for last week. Happy New Year, and let's get busy. The G Man

  • Thu
    Jan 01
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    4:00 pm
  • Wed
    Jan 07
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    4:00 am

Happy New Year From The G Man

C SoundsLet me be the first random individual to wish you a stellar 2015. May everything that touches you find an open heart and mind. As promised, a show full of graceful and heart-felt odes to peace and love. The centerpiece being a song by John Klemmer speaking of man's dream, Utopia. The About Group kicks everything off with If You Can't Love Me, and Air Cav finishes with Alliance. Day One of Year One of the new high frequency rock world here at KRUU. Enjoy. The G Man

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

Our Regularly Scheduled Programming...

RR... Continues with bands new to The Rainbow Rider. Mozes and The Firstborn make their first visit with a song called Party Crasher. Also The Soundcarriers from Harmonium, an excellent folk release from 2009. Another first from Big George and The Business, kicking in two great blues numbers. The Id deliver a late 1960's creation The Inner Sounds of The Id- the long version, of course. Plus a brand new release from Sloan, a Canadian band, and local favorites The Nameless Sorrows with a good and sneaky track off of their From Winters Field long player. An hour and fifty-five minutes of great tunes in a two hour time slot- that's all killer, no filler, folks. Cool Breeze

  • Thu
    Dec 25
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    4:00 pm
  • Mon
    Dec 29
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    4:00 am

Some Peace On Earth

G ManPeace on earth. Never seems like it is a lot to ask, and somehow it remains elusive. So for my next two shows, I offer up designs on persevering until the day- of peace- is won. This Christmas day- A Lamp Unto My Feet. Walking the way of peace, love, joy, and freedom. New Year's day- Breaking Hearts of Stone. Love is the answer. To all of you within the sound of my voice, you are welcomed in love to the spirit of my heart. Enjoy the tender mercies of family and faith, and have a prosperous and fun-loving 2015.  The G Man

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