garygarles's blog

  • Sat
    Apr 22
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    Apr 24
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About To Go On A Jag

RRYa, hey, I purchased this interesting book called The Acid Archives; The Second Edition. This tome is chock-full of anecdotes and explanations of over 5000 different rare records. The rare part is due to the lack of major-label distribution. And, if you are to believe the folks writing, some of the records should never have been released due to the awful nature of the contents. However, as you know, I am always digging for underground music, and I have worked my way through the entire book. As a result I have purchased and downloaded literally hundreds of digital files, in addition to buying cd's and vinyl. The fun starts now. It is going to take me the rest of the year to play all the music I have found as a result of this specific search. Hope you enjoy this trip as musch as I am. Oh, and I will play a cut from my album of the month Chew by The Paperhead. Every time I listen to Chew I like it more. Cool Breeze

  • Thu
    Apr 20
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  • Wed
    Apr 26
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Cool Hand On My Brow

G ManYou know how sometimes it feels good to have a sense of coolness on your fevered brow? The gentle touch of anothers hand lightly contacting your forehead with an obvious effort to sooth? Well, that is how this show runs. You'll feel better after, because somehow, when I got done putting this all together, I felt strangely comforted. Maybe you will, too... We start with Trip Shakespear and Patrick Sweany doing some nice mellow pop, and side one ends with Million by Paul Kantner, a song that always puts me in a good mood. The second hour has great tunes by Manfred Mann, Leon Russell, and Illinois Speed Press. Hour last features Moonalice, Peter Case, and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Do not hesitate to share this experience with your friends, neighbors, and countrymen. The G Man

RRThem Coulee Boys played a concert in Des Moines recently, and I was there for the opening band The Host Country. I was instantly charmed by their crack playing and thoughtful, nuanced lyrics. You can hear their 2014 release I Never Lied About Being in Love in its entirety on the next show Monday morning at 4 AM. Plus an hour of some alt rock by wide-ranging free thinkers like The Foo Fighters, Dishwalla, Jefferson Airplane, Jessamine, and The Sand Pebbles. Lots of sugarlumps in this, and upcoming, shows. Check the blog for future full albums playing. Cool Breeze

  • Sat
    Apr 08
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  • Mon
    Apr 10
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100% Blues

RRThis weekend, the show is dedicated to blues, all in really, since every song is blues-based. The range is from slow tunes by folks like Blodwyn Pig, Patrick Hazell, and The Catheads, to killer blow outs courtesy of Foghat, Canned Heat, and Debris. The way-back machine will highlight Lovin' Spoonful, Climax Blues Band, and Savoy Brown. Enjoy, but get some sleep so you can go to the Depot tomorrow night! Cool Breeze

  • Thu
    Apr 06
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  • Wed
    Apr 12
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Music To Watch Girls By

G ManThat being said, it is the leadoff track to a compendium of fine songs about wonderful women. Lots of timely favorites by Stevie Wonder, The Beatles, Robert Palmer, David Gilmour, and The Moody Blues. Some lesser off the beaten track artists like The Sky, Panama Limited, Creepy John Thomas and Black Cat Bone also appear. This is a raucous affair, get ready to rock and roll. The G Man

  • Sat
    Apr 01
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  • Mon
    Apr 03
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This Show Is Like A Big Chunk of Brisket

RRI am not gonna lie to you, this show is meaty, like a slab of aromatic beef with a dark crust resting in a big-ass pan. I have grammy winners Sarah Jarosz, Snarky Puppy, and Bobby Rush, and I have Public Memory, who should have won. New KRUU DJ Luke Davids give us Better Days. There is live Allman Brothers Band, new music from The Infamous Stringdusters, and hard blues via TS McPhee, American Blues, Studebaker John, and Partrick Hazell. Hey, tasty wins the day. Cool Breeze

  • Thu
    Mar 30
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  • Wed
    Apr 05
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A Teenager at '67

G ManThat would be me. I turned 13 in 1967, the subject of my next Centripetal Sounds. I am starting off this set with a track by The Host Country. And a three song set at the start of IN ROOT, to celebrate their upcoming concert at The Depot April 8th. The rest of the show is music from 50 years ago. Interestingly, 23 of the songs on my list are brand new to the show. I'm gonna roll with Monterey by The Animals like Brandon Nelson did on Deep Tracks March 2nd. After that, we are headed off to a treasure trove of incredibly imaginative songs. 1967 may have been the best rock year for debut albums evah ... Get ready for tunes by The Moody Blues, Procol Harum, The Grateful Dead, Donovan, The Serpent Power, The Kinks, John Fahey, The Nightcrawlers, and Moby Grape. Three hours of worthy efforts Thursday at 2 PM, turn on, tune in, and live the dream.  The G Man

  • Sat
    Mar 25
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  • Mon
    Mar 27
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18 Bands, 19 Songs, Two Hours of Prog Music

RRHard to pin down just what it is about this set of tunes that is so attractive. I have brand new music from Sarah Jarosz, Patrick Hazell, and Public Memory. Also very recent releases by Snarky Puppy, Fursaxa, and Third Coast Blues Collective. Heck, even the blues offerings are progressive in their own right. Mike Bloomfield and Mark-Almond Band, in addition to Ill Wind and The C.A.Quintet hold down the way-back machine slots. Something for everyone this weekend. Cool Breeze

  • Thu
    Mar 23
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  • Wed
    Mar 29
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The G Man Unearths Alternative Facts

G ManIn my ever-expanding quest to extend the underground passageways of rock music, I have discovered the original cave where dreamers do. As it turns out, rock musicians have been laying out an alternative view of reality since the beginning. I have some readings off of album covers to highlight this point. Facts are known by their objective reality. Where you get your news can frame the picture you see. We'll survey some tunes, maybe 30 in all, by Head Machine, Yuna, The Fair Sex, 20th Century Zoo, The Boston Tea Party, and some more mainstream acts like Steppenwolf, Real Estate, and Queens of The Stone Age. My selections will get you out of your head. Join me Thursday at 2 PM.

RRThe show begins with Moonalice and then heads into a complete reading of the Pigcicle release by Rob Lumbard. Hour two has a number of interesting tracks by The Allman Brothers Band, The Golden Palominos, Jimmy Page, and Paul Reddick. Plus a song or two you probably have not heard by the likes of Siena Root, Ellie Pop, or the Wizards From Kansas. Replay at 4 AM Monday morning if you need some juice to start your day. Cool Breeze

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