garygarles's blog

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    Jul 22
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    Jul 24
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Good Things Coming In Threes

RRSo the final song last week was The Time of The Year is Sunset by The New Colony Six. This song kicks off a set of three shows where each band is allowed three songs. I find that three is a representative sample, if you are wondering about buying their music. And buy you will, if you want to support these wonderful musicians. I am admittedly playing now defunct bands on now defunct labels, so as a counter balance go out and support some live music in your town. And hey, give generously to the KRUU. Oh yes, and I also am spotlighting Help, Terry Manning, and Camper Van Beethoven. No commercial interruption! The finest in genre bending music! Listen in. Cool Breeze

  • Thu
    Jul 20
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  • Wed
    Jul 26
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Paul, Mainly...Paul

G ManSo the deal here, for the show this week, is that all the songs have a prominent Paul in the mix. Writer, performer, producer, engineer, you name it, I have it. Famous Pauls include McCartney, Weller, Winter, Simon, Revere, and Kantner. Plus other lesser-knowns, although you will likely recognize the band names. Check the playlist out before the show so you can pace yourself- you don't want to get too excited. I still have a few t-shirts with the Centripetal Sounds logo on them available, email me if you would like to buy one as a donation to the station. Also, next week is the next edition of In Root, be sure to tune in for that- 4-5 PM on 7.27. The G Man

  • Sat
    Jul 15
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  • Mon
    Jul 17
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Three Bands and A Cloud of Dust

rrI am playing songs by Conor Oberst, Real Estate, and The New Colony Six during the show tomorrow morning. The rest of the bands are fairly obscure: I have almost no information about any of them. This is music I purchased as downloads. Some of the music was made back in the mid sixties. Some music, as in the case of Crash Coffin, had such a limited local release that almost no one heard them for years. Most reviewers would consider these bands to be second or third tier, but that is not a knock on a great song, of which I have many. If you have heard the show, you know I will be swinging from one extreme to the other. Hey, I am lucky in love, and lucky in finding sweet underground music. Join me at 4 AM Monday morning early risers! Cool Breeze

  • Thu
    Jul 13
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  • Wed
    Jul 19
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Spotlight: Instrumentals

G ManSo to advance the cause of rock and roll, I present a 3 hour show of instrumental music. Now before you get all weepy, just remember- I am the only government you will ever need on planet rock and roll... This show has an amazing depth and variability to it. I have well-known artists like The Eagles, Paul McCartney, Led Zeppelin, ELP, Guess Who, and Booker T. I am also playing wonderful tunes by The Records, Baby Grandmothers, Truth, The Bitchin'  Bajas, and Dredg. One show where you do not have to worry about missing a lyric line. The G Man

  • Sat
    Jul 08
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  • Mon
    Jul 10
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As I Live and Breathe

RRJust rolled in from listening to some excellent live music at the 80/35 festival in Des Moines. The Suburbs and The Vahnevants just killed it. You will be hearing them, from me, soon. This show, however, is more of a jam session. Fun stuff up ahead from Autosalvage, Bear Mountain Band, Alkana, Big Lost Rainbow, The Boston Tea Party, and FC Kahuna. Check the playlist just before the show, and if you are other wise disposed, get up at 4 AM Monday morning and get loose with this set. Cool Breeze 

  • Sat
    Jul 01
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  • Mon
    Jul 03
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Food For A Lively Soul

RRThere are seven longs songs that everything else sort of weaves in and out of during the show. In the seven plus minutes category: The Moody Blues, The Paperhead, Head Machine, The Green Pajamas, Paul Kantner & David Crosby, Loop, and Dredg. Having said that, I am focusing equally on bands that are unknown relative to the above list. We are deep into the psychedlia, and it will not be until August 12 that I start playing full albums again. Here is a teaser: I just bought a CD that is my first candidate for record of the year. That will be coming soon. In the meantime, if you need some great music to help you through early Saturday morning, or Monday morning... tune in. Cool Breeze

  • Thu
    Jun 29
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    Jul 05
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Great Sunday Morning Music

T ShirtThree hours worth of tracks that you might want to hear should you be listening to tunes on a lazy Sunday morning. Pretend like it is then, and enjoy the aahhh-ha experiences. I have seminal works by Van Morrison, Steve Earle, The Moody Blues, Leo Kottke, and Taj Mahal. Some possibly newer experience for you in the form of Velvett Fogg, Westfauster, The Twilight Singers, and Sackville. Nucleus and Stoneground are my choices from the way back machine. Lots of opportunities to chill out with the music. And, no commercial interruption! Hah. The G Man

  • Thu
    Jun 22
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    Jun 28
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A Personal Connection Type Show

G ManI decided to put together a show with artists that I have had one-on-one contact with, from the usual concerts, to interviews, chance meetings, personal correspondance (in the case of the overseas folks), and even relatives. Fun stuff ahead. Starting the show with Blue Mountain, The Blue Band, and Bo Ramsey, to get a solid midwest vibe going, and then its on to Cracker, The Host Country, The Soul Searchers, Greg Brown, and many more. 37 songs in all, I think, and lots of great jams in store for you. 2 PM or 2 AM, I got you covered. The G Man

  • Sat
    Jun 17
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  • Mon
    Jun 19
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I Got Some Things I Gotta Do....

RRBum bum bum, bum bum bum bumm. The drums are beating a rhythm drawing you ever nearer to the next Rainbow Rider experience. Upcoming: Rainbow Rider # 333. Whoa, half way to #666. That will be an interesting show, but nevermind that, listen to the one this weekend. I have two long tunes by Speed, Glue, & Shinki, and Red Temple Spirits. I just purchased that limited edition of theirs from Independant Project records, and it is beautiful. If you like psychedelic post-punk, this is the holy grail. I am playing my favorite Sopwith Camel, Strawberry Alarm Clock, Other Half, and Psychobud music too. No matter what the length of the song, you are going to trip out over this stuff. Nothing like a Cool Breeze to light your night.

  • Thu
    Jun 15
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  • Wed
    Jun 21
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Spotlight: Sixties Pop

G ManThe next spotlight show shines its steely beacon of light down upon the sixties, and the pop single. Most of these songs came off of tiny vinyl records with big holes in the middle. Three cuts by The Doors, The Chambers Brothers, and The Blues Magoos made the fm circuit, due to their length. But, yeah, I have like 60 songs in three hours, so they are going to fly by. If you have reached the age I am, you will likely be singing along to many of these tunes. If those three bands don't thrill ya, try Frank Sinatra, The Happenings, Bobby Darin, or The Hollies. Pure pop pleasure from when the engineers and producers had a mandate to get the song on the radio. The G Man

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