In 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.
The 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
I am excited to get after this playlist. During the first hour of the show, I will be laying out a tuneful travelogue about my recent trip to the island of Maui. I kept hearing songs in restaurants, on boats, at the pool, and even in movies, so I kept track for this show. Featured artists include Country Joe, Led Zeppelin, and Loggins & Messina. Hour two I have some hot off the presses magic by two of my fave bands, The Asteroid No. 4 and The Green Pajamas. Plus some really wonderful new songs by Tinariwen, The Paperhead, and Luke Winslow-King. In hour three there will be rockabilly by Ronnie Burton, blues by James Cotton, and soul from Lenny Welch. There are the highlights, listen in for the fifty songs I will be spinning over three hours. You can even turn down the sound on the basketball games and miss the ten thousand commercials they will run. No commercial interruption here! All killer, no filler...The G Man
The next Rainbow Rider show, airing Saturday morning at 2 AM, and Monday morning at 4 AM: Bob Dylan and his New Morning release circa 1970. This album really holds up well, in his vast catalogue. Played in it's entirety. Then The Sir Douglas Quintet from their Complete Mercury Recordings. Next we are off to other genres with Joe Walsh, Mickey Newbury, Vintage Cucumber, and Moonalice. The replay of a show that played yesterday airs next Wednesday morning at 2 AM. It is called Always Back to Silence, and it featues Dzyan, Jonathan Wilson, Spacemen 3, and The Beatles. Also, check out the album of the month on my blog by Luke Winslow-King. If you are up all night, by the way, do not hesitate to check out The Ultra Lounge show as well. Rich Sims will take good care of you. The G Man, aka Cool Breeze
This is the second program devoted to music I purchased in the calendar year 2016. Practically speaking, 8 of the forty-one songs are from 2016, thirteen songs are from 2011-15, and the rest scatter clear back to 1967. I am one of the very grateful people in this world that are glad digital files are available for purchase from fifty years ago. There is a lot to digest here, mainly because many of these tracks repay careful, repeated listening. I will leave it up to you, dear listener, to access this material later as needed. Remember the replay of this show Wednesday the first, 2 AM. Check the playlist out on the left panel. Enjoy. The G Man
A two hour box of fine, tasty tunes awaits you on the next edition of Centripetal Sounds. I am playing three songs from old grammy winners, and three from this last class, notably Sarah Jarosz, Bobby Rush, and Snarky Puppy. Not as well publicized, but nevertheless extremely desirable, bands such as William Elliott Whitmore, Public Memory, William Bell, and Elbrus will perform. I also have a three-song set from bands I have seen in concert in the past two weeks, Rob Lumbard, Joe Price, and Them Coolie Boys, a Wisconsin band I am very excited to showcase. Their entire first album will air on the The Rainbow Rider April 15th. The way back machine is cooking up The Insect Trust, Wizards From Kansas, and pre-ZZ top American Blues. IN ROOT will feature The Infamous Stringdusters, Jerry Butler, and Studebaker John. OTHER THAN THAT- there's nothing to see here. Hear it all today at 2 PM. The G Man
And when I say the first part of the best of 2016, I mean the best of what I bought last year. There are two parts, which means six hours of songs. This is basically A through H in the alphabet. So some great stuff coming from the likes of A.A. Bondy, Leon Bridges, Bob Moses, The Claypool Lennon Delerium, David Crosby, Dr. Dog, Howe Gelb, Shakey Graves, Horseback, and thirty other artists. I also have three songs from Steve Gunn and three from The Deviants. Yes, I am still buying music from 1967, on, and why not? Extending the underground passageways for you, I remain, The G Man.
First of all, I am playing a self-titled record in its entirety by Johnny Rivers, from the Pickwick label circa 1966. Just some great old rock and roll. I am playing a Dead Moon song called Unknown Passage, which is then followed by a long jam off the same tune by Cavehill Hunters' Attrition. Plus new music from the Cool Ghouls, Sun Eater, and Eno & Hyde. More full albums this month in later shows from The Hombres, Jeffery Foucault, and The Randy Rogers Band. Cool Breeze
Yes, I reviewed my playlist for today and discovered that it was even more far-flung than normal, for me. If these 27 songs for todays show were in a dream, they would be galaxies spinning thru the vastness of space, waiting their turn to be discovered by the fearless explorer. In reality, they are just genre-bending slabs of killer rock and roll, and something you are gonna love. Joan Osborne supplies the title track with a great blues cover. I have great late sixties songs from Leviathan, The Illusion, Common People, and It's A Beautiful Day. Also new rock from Fur For Fairies, Anthony Gomes, DIIV, and Jason Vivone & The Billybats. IN ROOT today features Robert Johnson, Conway Twitty, The Fleetwoods, and The Everly Brothers. You'll be checking the playlist for details after the show. The G Man
In my personal experience, music has a way of altering your mood, which influences your thinking, and subsequently causes a change in the body chemistry. This show is designed to request happiness hormones for swirling and twirling and whirling through the mind and body of the listener. Year Six show has all of these characteristics. For instance, Body Studies by Mmoths, Visitation Rights by The Asteroid No. 4, and Too Tired by Vietnam. I have tracks off of my favorite buys of 2016, and recent releases from my two favorite working bands, The Green Pajamas and The Host Country. Catch this experience Monday morning at 4 AM on the greatest radio station on the planet: KRUU. Cool Breeze