garygarles's blog

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    Jul 04
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    Jul 06
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Featuring Nashville Band Pageant

RRHour one of the show contains the full album by Pageant entitled Royal Blue. Saw this band live in Des Moines and was impressed. After purchasing and listening to the full album I found their prowess in the studio only enhanced the experience. Then I have an update on music released recently by a host of interesting bands like Eternal Tapestry, The Young Sinclairs, Sloan, Real Estate, and the Parquet Courts. Mixing it up on an early morning sound companion. Almost as good as fireworks... Cool Breeze

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    Jul 02
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    Jul 08
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The Hit Songs of 1968

G ManThird in a series of shows about hit songs off the radio in the sixties. KIOA 940 AM in Des Moines had a weekly and yearly count about 45 RPM records. This show recreates most of those songs- I got 38 of the 49 into the mix. The Beatles have three songs, The Rascals and Simon & Garfunkel have two apiece, and the whole thing sounds like the hit parade from a time gone by. Hope you enjoy the show. The G Man

  • Sat
    Jun 27
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    Jun 29
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Places To Be, Part Two

RRLast weeks places to be becomes this weeks places to be as we roll along together. Some interesting tunes by Sandy Bull, Levator, Howe Gelb, and Pink Floyd. I also have some maybe obscure offerings from the likes of Cressida, Le Orme, Journey To Ixtlan, and Hunger. Next weeks show celebrates Independant Record Stores Day, support your local dealers of fine rock and roll. Cool Breeze

  • Thu
    Jun 25
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    Jul 01
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Songs From 1966

G ManWell, due to an unfortunate glitch you heard the 1967 show last week. If things go swimmingly you will hear 1966 this week. The playlists are online at this site. The music in play is still from an era where they really built the sound for a buying public markey of record-spinners. Infectious is about the very least you can say about these songs. The G Man

  • Sat
    Jun 20
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    Jun 22
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Songs About Places To Be

RRAs you start your blast of music for Fairfest Weekend, you may want to settle out a bit by listening to some tunes about places to be. I mean songs that are named for cities, states, parks, roadsides, countries, bodies of water, imaginary settings, and fanciful dreams. Some featured artists: Savoy Brown, Tony Joe White, Johnny Winter. And listen up, folks, cause you do not have to put up with commercial interruptions. Gotta love that... Cool Breeze

  • Thu
    Jun 18
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    Jun 24
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Top 50 Songs From An Era

G ManI guess it is the advent of summer that brings out the nostalgia. I see Deep Tracks is going to cook up some tasty '65 tunes. I happen to have songs from 1966 lined up in a two-hour row for Thursday at 2 PM. Radio station KIOA Des Moines used to publish weekly lists of the top requested/highest sales songs back in the day. I found a whole stack of these in a box, and while shuffling through them I saw compilation lists for the entire year. This show is 1966. Next week is 1967, and in two weeks, 1968. You will be getting a big blast of mid-sixties pop, rock, r & b, soul, instrumentals, and vocal tracks. Some artists appear multiple times, as in The Beatles, The Monkees, Simon & Garfunkel, Tommy James, The Doors, and The Mamas and The Papas. There is also a good pile of one-hit wonders. I grew up listening to a small transistor radio, and turning in pop bottles to buy 45 rpm records I would play on a metal-needled record player, no separate speakers. This is music crafted for a market that is very different than today.

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    Jun 13
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    Jun 15
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A Rainbow Rider Full of New Bands

RRNew bands to the show, that is. After some alt-take Beatles, where the lead guitar shines a bit more than the commercial release, we are off to the races with The Bed Rugs, Goin' Public, and Clear Voyage. Hour two has some Stone Soup and Brown Recluse. Plus some great improvisational music by Emerson, Lake, & Palmer, The Butterfield Blues Band, King Crimson, and The Lemon Pipers, the latter of which sounding like they wanted the band to sound, and decidedly not what the record label wanted them to play. Hey, can anyone sell me a cheesy-sounding organ like is in the song Tell?centripetalsounds@gmail.com. Cool Breeze

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    Jun 11
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    Jun 17
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Peering Into The Unknown For Inspiration

G ManSome things go without saying. Seeking the unseen within the seen is an exercise for the mind. Exercising your mind may not be the goal of this next Centripetal Sounds, but it figures in heavy anyhow. With people like Tom Waits, Golden Gunn, Maids of Gravity, and The Eels in the mix, you can bet on some challenging lyrics. Thanks to the likes of Santana, Cream, and The Paperhead there will be some great alternative arrangements. Enjoy. The G Man

  • Sat
    Jun 06
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    Jun 08
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Psychedelic Moods

RR25 songs that run the full range of psych, from pop to just plain unique, and everything in-between. I can listen to this music every dang day of my life. I will just mention some bands that may attract your interest: Blue Oyster Cult, Alice Cooper, Blind Faith, Bubble Puppy, The Bee Gees, and Sopwith Camel. Catch the replay from 4 to 6 AM Monday morning for a real eye-opening way to start your day. Cool Breeze

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    Jun 04
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    Jun 10
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Trending

G ManSpoiler alert: I have no idea what is 'trending' in the world of music. I just love the way people on the talk radio and the Internet use the term. You will notice that with one exception, all songs are recent releases. The exception was re-released a couple years ago. This music is worth hearing, this time it speaks for itself. Check the playlist out asap. The G Man

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