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
...on the next edition of Centripetal Sounds beginning at 2 PM today. Starting the show with a song Frank Zappa wrote in 1966 that is still relevant today. Then it is on to Quilt, Don Cherry, The Strawberry Alarm Clock, Dave Stewart, and local guitarist extraordinaire Rob Lumbard. Two hours of random rock, followed by an hour of free-wheeling rockabilly, jazz, and blues from the way-back machine of IN ROOT. You'll be hearing Benny Goodman, Glen Miller, The Sir Douglas Quintet, and Linc Jeffries. The G Man
Nothing better than songs about love said the DJ man. Actually the show is about my greatest weakness, and my greatest strength. More on that during the show. In advance, you may be interested to learn that Drew Holcomb, Dorian, 20th Century Zoo, and Blue Whale! will be by to sing you a song. Also The American Breed, Crowded House, John Hiatt, and The Moody Blues. The In Root portion of the show from 4-5 PM will feature Bloodshot Bill, Booker T. Jones, and Dragstrip 77. Woohoo. The G Man
You read that correctly. Next week is the seven year anniversary of a show I did as a one-off for James Moore on a lark because I used to listen to a show somewhat like it back in the late sixties. Clyde Clifford, Beaker Street, KAAY 1090 AM Little Rock, Arkansas- that is the genesis of this show. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any recollection of listening to that program. It would warm my heart. I am like John Lennon, in that I cannot tell what is real anymore in my mind, but in my heart, I can. I will let you all in on a little secret: all of these shows are about the feel of the drift from one song to the next. The playlists for my show make no sense unless you use feelings as a context. Some songs get played more than once, some just serve a purpose on that given night. So that is enough for this time, check the playlist appearing at midnight tonight, and please enjoy the music. Cool Breeze
If you are just coming out of silence on the twelfth January, the show begins beside a babbling brook. Soft horns and lilting strings give way to songs invoking subtle feelings. And then, it's back to the regular ass-kickin' show I usually do. I just attended a lecture on the album Sgt. Pepper, so we will hear a song originally meant to be included on that iconic disc. I have three songs by my favorite album artists, brand new tunes by Hiss Golden Messenger, The Baudelaires, and Robbie Fulks, and and old Mason Proffit hit. The 'In Root' portion of the show 4-5 PM includes Taj Mahal, Paul Revere, The Rolling Stones, The Raybeats, and Dion. Lots to love about life. Spend some of it with The G Man.
I have a three-fer going for each band for this weekends show. The eight bands, in order of play time, are Astral Son, Horseback, Haunted Leather, Psychic Ills, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Adrian Younge/Venice Dawn, Bokaj Retsiem, and Creepy John Thomas. Haunted Leather, Psychic Ills, and Horseback have songs on them that rate as the best of the year in my annual review. One of the BJM songs is my theme song for Centripetal Sounds. The other four bands are fun and interesting. If you are up late Friday night, or up early Monday morning, this is your best bet for high quality sound in these here United States. Come and hear the proof. Cool Breeze