garygarles's blog

  • Thu
    Oct 30
    2:00 pm -
    4:00 pm
  • Wed
    Nov 05
    3:00 am -
    5:00 am

A Natural Kind of Joy

River of Five ColorsHad an opportunity to spend some time in the big trees recently. Sat down and put together an earthy playlist that reflects some of the awesome feeling of that experience. From Natural World to Nature's Boy, and In The Wild Hills to Green Heaven. From Mother Earth and Earth Anthem to River of Orchids and Castle Keep. Stop on by at 2 PM Thursday and relax into a deep set of organic music.  The G Man

RRLast week you will remember I ran up from 1927 until 1966, owing to the relatively minor amount of music I have from those early years. This show kicks around in just a two year time span. The heavy hitters are courtesy of The Seeds, The Chamber Brothers, Country Joe & The Fish, and The Doors. I am playing a string of singles from people like James & Bobby Purify, Los Bravos, Count Five, Donovan, and The Hollies. And then a few odballs by Frank Zappa, The Blues Project, The Freeborne, and The Glass Family. You will likely be enjoying a song you have not heard in a long time. Cool Breeze

  • Thu
    Oct 23
    2:00 pm -
    4:00 pm
  • Wed
    Oct 29
    2:00 am -
    4:00 am

Do You Hear The Bell of Truth Ringing?

G Man'And thats the thing, do you recognize the bell of truth when you hear it ring?' - Leon Russell, from the leadoff track on Centripetal Sounds Thursday at 2 PM, with a replay next Wednesday morning at 2 AM. I was reading these ridiculous posts on a certain self-publishing website, and I thought of the song Stranger In A Strange Land with those fabulous lyrics. As you can see from the playlist on my blog, I have attached 23 songs onto the supposition that the only way out of ignorance and oppression is education. Educate yourself for the coming conflicts. There are at least three sides to every story. And, if you feel like you need a rock and roll fix with thoughtful, socially conscious lyrics, join me for the show. The G Man

RRSo I went back to the earlist produced recordings I have, and I selected a range of songs that span from 1927 up to 1966. Next week we will spend some time with 1966 and 1967 only, because I have a lot more music beginning in '67. We start the show with Dock Boggs and Frank Sinatra. Then there is a bunch of blues by Robert Johnson, Tampa Red, Muddy Waters, Liitle Willie John- like that. Then we are off to folk with The Fleetwoods and The Kingston Trio, jazz with Lou Donaldson and Dave Brubeck, and r & b with Ray Charles and Fats Domino. As we progress into the sixties, folks like The Animals, Johnny Rivers, and The Yardbirds show up. Join me for a real trip through time. Cool Breeze

  • Thu
    Oct 16
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    4:00 pm
  • Wed
    Oct 22
    2:00 am -
    4:00 am

The Headphone Masterpiece

G ManThe Headphone Masterpiece is a 2002 release by Cody Chesnutt, and I am playing selected cuts off of that two disc set. Selected because they are the few songs with no language problems. And, the rest of the show pays more attention to how the songs sound in my headphones than any other criteria. Hence we will careen wildly from folks like The Beatles, Andrew Bird, Boots Randolph and James Taylor, to folks like Pink Floyd, Lenny Kravitz, Yes, and Black Sabbath. Also, a cut from one of my records of the year in 2013, Mountain Bus. Get your gear in place so you can close your eyes and settle in.... The G Man

RRJust after 2 AM Saturday morning you will be able to enjoy the entire 2014 Walk Away release by local artists The Host Country. Their first EP was an acoustic duo setting with warm melodies and fine harmony vocals. None of that is missing with this new release, and they have added some bass, drum, and electric guitar into the mix. You will come away elevated in spirit by the experience. Side two runs away from the folk scene to some mood pieces by Dead Can Dance, U2, The Moody Blues, and Julian Cope, to name a few. Marshall Crenshaw is the place-holder du jour with The Usual Thing. Something that this show is not... Cool Breeze

  • Thu
    Oct 09
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    4:00 pm
  • Wed
    Oct 15
    2:00 am -
    4:00 am

In The Moment

G ManA smattering of rock and roll bands on a Thursday afternoon, not having much in common with each other by way of genre, sound, production, or year. We go back to 1967 with The Beach Boys and The Glass Family, and up into present day with The Astronauts and The Black Keys. New blues phenom Gary Clark Jr. also joins us for a real tasty cover of a Jimi Hendrix tune. The G Man

RRI have four bands that I am playing three songs apiece on this show, so you can get a good feel for the music on their albums: Steel Mill from Jewels of The Forest, La Hell Gang from Thru Me Again, The War On Drugs from Lost In The Dream, and Gravelroad from their Psychedelta release. Plus a song each from Electric Blue, Chrome, The Electric Prunes, and Breasts. Next week the entire new release Walk Away by The Host Country. Cool Breeze

  • Thu
    Oct 02
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    4:00 pm
  • Wed
    Oct 08
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    4:00 am

Form Ever Follows Function

formForm is purpose, and purpose is value. KRUU is the perfect example of a functioning community working within itself to create something of value. One part of that value: commercial-free musical shows with unlimited creativity. You know how wonderful it is to hear music on the radio that no commercial station will touch. Ponder your support of our enterprise as you listen Thursday 2-4 PM to Centripetal Sounds. The show is made up of tunes that have been recently released in the past year, by bands such as Syd Arthur, The Astronauts, John Hiatt, Krakatau, La Hell Gang, and Land Observations. It's no secret, KRUU is the Real Deal. The G Man

RRHeavy on the guitar and studio tricks, light on the lyrics. Heavy on the electronica and improvisational, light on the melody. Going back to 1970 and Euclid with their Heavy Equipment release. Heading forward to 2014 with brand new tunes by Luluc, Electric Blue, and Hard Working Americans. Plus a long suite by Nudity called The Nightfeeders at about 3:09 AM, so be looking for that sweetness. Cool Breeze

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