garygarles's blog

  • Thu
    Oct 12
    2:00 pm -
    5:00 pm
  • Wed
    Oct 18
    2:00 am -
    5:00 am

A Waltz of Melody, In Two Parts

T Shirt

The sun is rare

And happiness too

Love goes

Astray throughout

Life

  • Sat
    Oct 07
    2:00 am -
    4:00 am
  • Mon
    Oct 09
    4:00 am -
    6:00 am

The Scenic Incidents

RRThe Scenic released an album called Incident At Cima back in 1995, and you will hear the entire disc in the first half of the show. It is all instrumental, and I love the gentle nature of the whole thing. More like post rock, certainly, and a little reminiscent of a movie soundtrack. I have some other goodies like a Jimi Hendrix tune off of a CD I got in the back of a book. I also have some early sixties jazz from Jack McDuff, and a song from the brand new Six Organs of Admittance release Burning The Threshold. Thats just for starters, hear the whole shootin' match Monday morning starting at 4 AM. Cool Breeze

  • Thu
    Oct 05
    2:00 pm -
    5:00 pm
  • Wed
    Oct 11
    2:00 am -
    5:00 am

It's Been A Tough Week, So....

G Man...let's all agree that we will relax and enjoy some space for three hours or so. At least, that is my goal: Roll in, have a good time, and then get some business done later. To that end, two hours of rock and roll by Billy Joel, The Seeds, Detective, Cheap Trick, and other heavy hitters. Then an hour of IN ROOT ensues, where we examine other genres that helped form rock music. We will hear from Michael Bloomfield, Bukka White, Hound Dog Taylor, and some bluegrass bands. Toe-tappin' free wheelin' groove movin' tunes by The G Man.

  • Sat
    Sep 30
    2:00 am -
    4:00 am
  • Mon
    Oct 02
    4:00 am -
    6:00 am

This Old Dog and A Mood Mixture

RRSo after an opening set by Michael Chapman, The Host Country, and Cracker (playing live in Des Moines Sunday night!), it is on to  Mac DeMarco and his brand new release This Old Dog. I gotta tell you, if it was not for the new release by The Host Country, this album of Mac's might very well be my album of the year. I am playing the whole thing, and it is full of finely crafted mellow tunes. I have other albums by Mac, and they are fine, but this is quite the assemblage. Hour two of the show includes Swervedriver, Albatross, and Wooden Shjips. Pretty, moody stuff... Cool Breeze

  • Thu
    Sep 28
    2:00 pm -
    5:00 pm
  • Wed
    Oct 04
    2:00 am -
    5:00 am

Well, Paint My Mailbox Blue

G ManPretty bluesy, pretty mellow show coming up straightaway. Longs songs anchoring the show include A Trip Down Brian Lane by Mother Earth, Parthenogenesis by Canned Heat, 3 Songs by One, and a cover of Walk On By courtesy of Isaac Hayes. The Rainbow Rider show this weekend has the new Mac DeMarco release in it's entirety, and I will play one track as a teaser. Plus Golden Gunn, Mad River, and two songs by My Morning Jacket. The wayback machine is spitting out mid sixties songs by Dion and The Lovin' Spoonful. Check the playlist on the show blog elsewhere at this site, and consider it essential listening, 'k? The G Man

  • Sat
    Sep 23
    2:00 am -
    4:00 am
  • Mon
    Sep 25
    4:00 am -
    6:00 am

Your Madrigal Fix

RRIn the first hour of the program, I will be playing the self-titled release from Madrigal. This was a no label private release in 1971, but I give these two a hearty two-thumbs up for their effort. Eight songs ranging from 2 to 13 minutes long, very experimental in nature. Hour two has three songs by Bob Morrison, a late sixties artist that has had a recent compilation released, and great songs by Alice Cooper, Bloodrock, and Sugarloaf.  Plus nine songs in a row from 1970. Can you imagine that? Cool Breeze

  • Thu
    Sep 21
    2:00 pm -
    5:00 pm
  • Wed
    Sep 27
    2:00 am -
    5:00 am

Making A Way Out of No Way

ShirtThe next three hours of interesting rock and roll are right around the corner for you Thursday at 2 PM. I like the turn of phrase above, it speaks to me in a sort of 'never give in' way. And lets face it, some days require a lot more energy to get through than others. Listening to music can moderate a stressful experience, as well as enhance a pleasant one. So we start with Good Advice from The Growlers, and Follow Your Way by The Holydrug Couple. I will have two songs by The Beatles and The Moody Blues, as well as The Bee Gees and Blue Oyster Cult. From the sixties to 2016, you can count on hearing some great old singles, and some obscure rock, and then everything in-between. Gonna be hot, might as well enjoy a cool bunch of tunes. The G Man

  • Sat
    Sep 16
    2:00 am -
    4:00 am
  • Mon
    Sep 18
    4:00 am -
    6:00 am

Rainbow Rider Update

RRJust got the playlist in from last weeks show, where you heard the entire release by The Vice Barons called Friends in Low Places. This weekend I am playing the album called Evil Wind Is Blowing by Denny King. Prior to that you will hear live music from Loggins & Messina and Third Ear Band, plus The Asteroid No. 4 doing a cover of a famous Spacemen 3 song. More updates this weekend. Cool Breeze

  • Thu
    Aug 31
    2:00 pm -
    5:00 pm
  • Wed
    Oct 04
    2:00 am -
    5:00 am

Attention Thrill Seekers

G ManI am starting the show with a hidden track at 2 and again at 4... Just sayin'. I have assembled an amazing list of killer rock tracks for the two to four time slot, and then we will move in lock step onto another In Root- #14! I only run these live in the studio, so that is the good news for me, being in the saddle and all. Hey, new music from wild man Scott H. Biram, solid singles from The Beatles, Canned Heat, and Lynyrd Skynyrd, and crack instrumentals from The Raybeats, Reverand Horton Heat, and Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet. This, plus the usual rapier wit banter you can only get from a man with no plan B... The G Man

  • Sat
    Aug 26
    2:00 am -
    4:00 am
  • Mon
    Aug 28
    4:00 am -
    6:00 am

A River-full of Reasons

RRA salty drink and your favorite snacks, and you are good to go for this edition of The Rainbow Rider. This show is so full of ordinary, wonderful music that you probably need to approach it like it is a favorite movie of yours you like to watch over and over again. Famous folks like Cream, Jefferson Airplane, Clinic, and The Beatles stop by and perform. A little more obscure but no less compelling: The Undisputed Truth. Lots of recently released tunes in store,check the playlist online, and have a productive weekend. Cool Breeze

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