garygarles's blog

  • Sat
    Feb 28
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    Mar 02
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Center Your Attention on 1966

RRI say this because most of the show is centered around the year of 1966. I have a dozen or more tunes from a series called Garage Beat '66. I also have music from around that time by notables Paul Revere & The Raiders, The Blues Magoos, The Modern Folk Quintet, The Electric Prunes, and Country Joe & The Fish. You may not recognize the band names from the playlist but you will recognize the 'sound'. This is garage rock at its finest. Next week I am returning to some spacey psych, jazz, and psych pop for - two months! Hah! Tune in, please. Cool Breeze

  • Thu
    Feb 26
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    Mar 04
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Happy Happy Joy Joy

G ManI loaded up 26 songs that are just fun and interesting, and the kind of thing that will put a smile on your face. Time to focus on the things that are making you happy. I'm happy and I am spreading it around. Join in the fun Thursday afternoon at 2. Replayed next Wednesday morning at 2 AM. The G Man

  • Sat
    Feb 21
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    Feb 23
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Music With Attitude

RRIf I had to describe this next show, I would say that it is snarly and gnarly. Lots of folks with attitude allowing it to drip onto the wax and into your ears. And maybe into your heart also... I get a real kick out of listening to these songs. I do not always play music on this show that I listen to at home regularly, but for this session I have all songs that are in heavy rotation in my CD player, laptop, and mp3 player. Playlist is up on my show site. Enjoy. Cool Breeze

  • Thu
    Feb 19
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  • Wed
    Feb 25
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Welcome, John Q. Public

Gary Garles At KRUUThe G Man, pictured, with the KRUU studio wall tapestry ominously shouldering me. But lets talk about entering this life rather than exiting.... Folks, enter the world of high frequency rock and roll Thursday afternoon at 2 PM. New tunes from Tortoise, Radio Moscow, and Raspberry Smoke. Classic offerings by The Beatles, The Rascals, Little Feat, The Black Keys, Simon & Garfunkel, The Doors, and Blues Image. In addition, I am going to dredge up some obscure tracks by Run Westy Run, New Fast Automatic Daffodils, The Music Explosion, and Visible Targets. All killer, no filler. If you have never listened to Centripetal Sounds before, this is the show to get started on. The G Man

  • Sat
    Feb 14
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  • Mon
    Feb 16
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A Show Dominated By Prog-Rock

RRWhen King Crimson released their first album at the end of 1969, I was all over it like white on rice. I had heard the first cut on a Little Rock AM station, and the cover was like nothing I had ever seen. There is a beautiful song on side one called I Talk To The Wind, and we will hear multiple versions of it by them and others as well. Another interesting progressive song is Life Truth & Death by The Jimmy Castor Bunch. My obscure offerings for this show include Rumah Sakit, The Fe Fi Fours, Westfauster, and Little John. Cool Breeze

  • Thu
    Feb 12
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  • Wed
    Feb 18
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Fringe Sounds Thursday At 2 PM

Blows Inside This is a first: DJ Andy Bargerstock of Fringe Toast is live in the studio Thursday at 2 PM with DJ host The G Man for a stellar edition of Centripetal Sounds. Pictured is the inside cover to Blows Against The Empire, a 1970 release by Paul Kantner & The Jefferson Starship. Kantner and David Crosby went on to record sessions starting in November of '70 that would become known as the Planet Earth Rock & Roll Orchestra. Session artists from Jefferson Airplane, Santana, The Grateful Dead, Quicksilver Messenger Service, and others produced sound board material never released- but we have it for you, folks. Plus rare and off the beaten tracks by Keef Hartley Band, McKendree Spring, McDonald & Giles, HP Lovecraft, Jack Traylor, Listening, and many others. For the best in music made with your mind in mind, tune in at 2 PM for our live collaboration of the 'highest order': Fringe Sounds.

  • Sat
    Feb 07
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  • Mon
    Feb 09
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Two Things To Know About Centripetal Sounds

RRThe first thing is the next Rainbow Rider. 18 songs from the years 1967 to 2014, ranging from 2:03 to 15:56. Excellent guitar solos by The Open Mind, Chance, and The Baroques. New music by The Paperhead, The Allah-Las, Ray Bonneville, The Young Sinclairs, Parquet Courts, and Temples. Plus some uncovered gems from the late sixties by Serpent Power, The Charlatans, and Sam Gopal. A trio to wet your appetite for the second thing. Feb. 12, in the Thursday 2-4 PM time slot, DJ host Andy Bargerstock of Fringe Toast and I are live in the studio for a special look at off the beaten track music from 1968-1972. We will include unreleased tracks from the Planet Earth Rock and Roll Orchestra projects by Paul Kantner and David Crosby, and a selection of rare music by bands that should have garnered more attention. Exciting event with exciting music for fans of KRUU. Cool Breeze

  • Thu
    Feb 05
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    4:00 pm
  • Wed
    Feb 11
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Mix Tape #425

Centripetal Sounds T ShirtAny day for playing tunes is a great day for me, and I am going to enrich your day from 2-4 PM with a delicious mixture of rock and roll, country, blues, psych, and electronica. Two artists I have not played bofore, for sure: Keith Urban and 40 Watt Bulb. Gonna dip my toe into some deep grooves by The Three 4Tens, Emergency Broadcast Network, and Air Liquide. Recently purchased more albums by David Zollo, The Reverand Horton Heat, Cracker, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, and Doug Sahm, so they are going to take the spotlight also. Plus a disco version of a great Shriekback tune. Are you kidding me? Stop by...The G Man

  • Sat
    Jan 31
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    Feb 02
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4 Year Anniversary Show: The Rainbow Rider

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Check it out! Show #209 is upon us. I want to thank everyone who has helped me at the station to produce and air this show consistently in the overnight hours. When I have to work all night, I appreciate having good music to listen to on the radio.

Judge the offerings here for yourself. I have a large range of psychedelia for you courtesy of 24 great bands. You can see the entire playlist listed under the programs tab above. And here's to local radio, community support, and free exchange of ideas. Cool Breeze

  • Thu
    Jan 29
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  • 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

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