garygarles's blog

  • Thu
    Jun 08
    2:00 pm -
    5:00 pm
  • Wed
    Jun 14
    2:00 am -
    5:00 am

California

T ShirtYou have perhaps heard of The Beach Boys? How about Jefferson Airplane, The Grateful Dead, or The Mamas & The Papas? They are from the great state of California, as is all-but-one artist for the show. I could not resist putting in a song about California by John Hartford (who was born in NYC and grew up in Saint Louie). You may not want to live there but you have to appreciate the massive influence it has had on rock music, thanks to countless creative bands. I have 60's garage rock, ballads, blues, punk, jazz, and country ready to go. Join me Thursday at 2PM, with a replay on the 14th at 2 AM. The G Man.

  • Sat
    Jun 03
    2:00 am -
    4:00 am
  • Mon
    Jun 05
    4:00 am -
    6:00 am

Communion

RRYeeeaaaahhhhhhh baby. LOL. We are deep in the psychedelia here, as promised. You may be familiar with the bands playing tunes on this show, but I found all this stuff I had never heard before, and it is by bands I knew nothing about, and still do not. Bands like AOA, Albatross, Dogfeet, and Bold. And yes, I think you will be better off having heard all these people doing these wonderful songs. My definition of psychedelic music is this: If you cannot tell how many minutes and seconds long the song is, it's psychedelic. Think about it. And try not to get in your head about it as you are listening to the show! I want to help you out of your heads... Cool Breeze

  • Thu
    Jun 01
    2:00 pm -
    5:00 pm
  • Wed
    Jun 07
    2:00 am -
    5:00 am

Mother Nature's Son

G ManThe opening track to the next show supplied by The Beatles. In which I launch three hours of tunes that tell a sad tale of the long history of conflict on this planet. I am war-weary, and if you are too, you can certainly relate to this set. Chicago has a great four movement set called It Better End Soon. King Crimson, Steppenwolf, Black Sabbath, and Pink Floyd highlight a roller coaster of love songs mixed with angry activists. This is the long version of an hour I did not too long ago. Stepping up my efforts, myself. The G Man

  • Sat
    May 27
    2:00 am -
    4:00 am
  • Mon
    May 29
    4:00 am -
    6:00 am

The Rainbow Rider

RRThe full album play for this show is Ball by Iron Butterfly. This is a 1972 release by the band, and my favorite disc of theirs. Just a small tinge of psychedelia on a couple of the cuts, the rest being top shelf rock songs. Lee Dorman, the bassist, went on to play as a member of Captain Beyond. The second hour of the program is dominated by Yes, Pink Floyd, Grand Funk Railroad, and Poco. A very dedicated hour of stretching out and vamping. Cool Breeze

  • Thu
    May 25
    2:00 pm -
    5:00 pm
  • Wed
    May 31
    2:00 am -
    5:00 am

Birth To The Grave

G ManThree hours of tunes celebrating the full range of a life. The Moody Blues do the kick off honors with It's Up To You. From there we roll through songs of love, songs of loss, songs about the passage of time, and songs about the mystery of self-awareness. Paul Revere, Jimi Hendrix, and Roger Miller get the way back meachine running. And there are more contemporary offerings from Vietnam, The Obits, and My Expansive Awareness. Also featuring a two-fer from Neil Young, and a favorite song of mine from local artists past The Psyquatics. Do what you will but don't be late for this one. The G Man

  • Sat
    May 20
    2:00 am -
    4:00 am
  • Mon
    May 22
    4:00 am -
    6:00 am

Solstice Sessions & Sons of Arqa

RRRight after our holdover from We Are Ever So Clean by Blossom Toes, I am going to launch right into Solstice Sessions, Vol.1 by Patrick Hazell. Extemporaneous music created in the great state of Iowa. That disc runs clear through into hour two. In the second hour, Suns of Arqa bring Durga Dub along with Adam Franklin, Deadbolt, and Boy King Islands. Hot stuff for what promises to be a chilly May evening. Cool Breeze

  • Thu
    May 18
    2:00 pm -
    5:00 pm
  • Wed
    May 24
    2:00 am -
    5:00 am

VHF ( Very High Frequency)

As I often say about KRUU, we are low power, but very high frequency. Not because we are on 24/7/365, but because we are generated and driven by hundreds of volunteers working thousands of hours. All that attention to detail mainly because we all love what we do in supporting the community. So more to the point of this particular show, I have 29 songs over three hours that are sure to please the most discriminating rock and roll listener. Highlights include, but not limited to, bands like U2, Loggins & Messina, Jefferson Airplane, The Beatles, Depeche Mode, and The Moody Blues. New music courtesy of Woods and Shakey Graves, who will be appearing at Hinterland Festival this year. Enjoy. The G Man

  • Thu
    May 11
    2:00 pm -
    5:00 pm
  • Wed
    May 17
    2:00 am -
    5:00 am

You Know You're Very Much Like Me

G ManSo if you are listening Thursday from 2-5, and you enjoy the fact that I extend the underground passageways in search of real rock and roll, you will be handsomely rewarded for your attention. I have some great tunes by Fleetwood Mac, Joni Mitchell, and Procol Harum. But you may be unfamiliar with the Chubby Checker, Ray Davies, and David Allen Coe songs I play. I also have some obscure tracks by bands like Stone Harbour, Search Party, Perth County Conspiracy, and Yama & The Karma Dusters. New music by Cotillon, Strange & Primitive, Saw Black, and The Carrions, in addition to the Procol. I am scheduled to interview Justin Black from Saw Black about his brand new release Azalea Days just after 4 PM CDT. The IN ROOT portion of the show is the musical equivalent of a fiddle with no label on it at all. Oh, the joy. Some days living life to it's fullest means listening to... The G Man

  • Sat
    May 06
    2:00 am -
    4:00 am
  • Mon
    May 08
    4:00 am -
    6:00 am

Chew On This

RRChew is the name of the recent release by The Paperhead. Great release out of Nashville and a CD of the month for me. Taken as a whole, you have to marvel at the sheer creativity and the deep hooks. That is up near the start of the show after a slow blues by Savoy Brown. There is a lot to like about side two, also, in the form of Joy Division, Warpaint, and Beachwood Sparks. Take a short and enlightening trip with me this weekend. Cool Breeze

  • Thu
    May 04
    2:00 pm -
    5:00 pm
  • Wed
    May 10
    2:00 am -
    5:00 am

Not Disobedient Unto The Heavenly Vision

G ManSo, here is the story: I was in a cemetary in Savannah, Georgia, and that phrase was on a headstone over a grave. I was so enamored by it, I wrote it down. At the time I was thinking about using it as a title for a show. I mean, who doesn't want that on their epitaph? It conjurs up all manner and sorts of visions about doing good works. I of course have the rock and roll to back that up. The wayback machine is offering up The Stone Poneys, Lovin' Spoonful, and The Love Sculpture. New music by Violens, Pageant, and Jim of Seattle. Three hours of celebration and a little bit of grace. The G Man

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