I will just mention the new music upcoming on the next Rainbow Rider. I have 3 songs from Beings by Lanterns On The Lake, and one from newcomer Glen Sweeney's Hydrogen Juke-Box. Also David Axelrod, Ave de Veludo, Sula Bassana, The Five Bluemen, and Mayo Thompson. Plus a yet-to-be-released track from local faves The Host Country. Won't want to miss that. Actually, it is a can't miss deal for you for two hours. Cool Breeze.
One thing that struck me as I looked over this playlist for the show: the whole wide world was involved. I have music from my local library, a friend in Seattle, Amazon, Ebay, a dj at another station, three European countries, two dj's at KRUU, NPR's Tiny Desk, and three different record stores in Des Moines. It is wonderful what you can find out there these days. It takes some digging to get a set this cool. I have new music from Fur For Fairies, Leon Bridges, Hiss Golden Messenger, Helvetia, Kurt Vile, Leon Welch, The London Souls, Paul Weller, Pulselovers, Underworld, Lanterns On The Lake, Ethan Johns, Khruangben, and Muse. The wayback machine will transport us to the late sisties for some excellent blues offerings, and some eighties psych. A 26 song event in your life, Thursday at 2 PM. The G Man
You have heard me say over the years there are two individuals above all that led me to embrace rock and roll- Jimi Hendrix and Paul Kantner. Blows Against The Empire remains one of my top two albums of all time. His lyrical content challenged you to open your mind to other worlds. His collaborations with other west coast musicians were the stuff of legend. I have some personal reflections, and some off the record audio he made, and some really fine music for you in this segment. Plus an assortment of tasty treats from the underground passageways I have unearthed. All in honor of the spirit and the message. The G Man
I have lined up about 25 to 30 songs for Thursday @ 2 PM which will delight the most discerning consumer of rock and roll. I have mini-sets of songs centered around bands like West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band, The Green Pajamas, Merle Haggard, Bauhaus, and The Kinks. I will be spicing up the afternoon with Blue Mountain, Ginger Baker, Love Battery, and The Strange Flowers. Plus an outtake from the album Days Of Wine And Roses by The Dream Syndicate. Come genre-hopping with... The G Man!
How about a little party to celebrate the newest anniversary of the show. #260 contains some new-to-the-show bands like The Churchills, It's All Meat, Chico Magnetic Band, The Mystic Tide, and Saint Steven. I am also playing songs off of some relatively obscure records by The Glass Family, El Alamo, Elderberry Jak, The Sapphire Thinkers, and Ron Wood. The rest of the music is just plain good. No two ways about it. I am looking for someone to email me at email@example.com and tell me they remember my very first show. Check in, check it out, and enjoy the music. Cool Breeze
If I only knew the rules...Oh well. At least we have each other. Thanks to the Iowa caucuses coming to a facility near you on Feb. 1, I have had this amazing media bias thrown in my face like the hot kiss at the end of a wet fist. It makes me realize that I myself am biased. I have a problem with authority. I have a problem with people who do not recognize my authority; I am the G Man, the only government you will ever need on Planet Rock & Roll. Fortunately for you, I have proof...
This is the lead-in show to my five year anniversary celebration for next week's show. It is a bit of a guilty pleasure, because unlike most of my shows, this one is full of well-known songs by well-known bands. Lots of my favorite songs here. Not so next week. This plays like a greatest hits collection over the past 50 years by album-oriented-rock bands. The playlist has everything except for the hidden track I snuck into the show. Cool Breeze
I am going to play about 30 songs on Thursday's show, and here are two relevant bits: They are all new to the show, and I have acquired them all in 2016. I am playing The Eagles, Donovan, and Matthew Sweet. I have a three-fer by The Turtles. Most of the rest of the show is dedicated to recently produced tunes by bands such as Helvetia, Leon Bridges, Ethan Johns, The London Souls, Fur For Fairies, The Cool Ghouls, Jason Isbell, JD McPhearson, and Unknown Mortal Orchestra. I saw an exciting performer Sunday by the name of Dan Tedesco, who leads off the three o'clock hour of the show. Join me for some world-class rock and roll. The G Man
...from this love I've found. So sayeth Mother's Worry, and I concur. For this show I am pulling out some favorites, as I wind my way up to my five-year anniversary show on Jan. 23rd. I lead off the show with my number one song of 2015, Room of Strange Love by Haunted Leather. From there to Psychic Ills, Alt-J, Golden Gunn, Opal, Dream Syndicate, and even a Turtles song. Plus some obscure rock by T. Swift & The Electric Bag, Plan 9, and Phantasia. Heavily progressive stylistically. You won't be snoozing through this show. Cool Breeze
This show is getting on the road as I type this.... listen for tunes from David Gilmore, Etta James, Wire, The Grateful Dead, and The Smiths. Let your love light loose, is the name of the game today. Enjoy. The G Man