Brandon Nelson's blog

  • Thu
    Apr 13
    8:00 pm -
    9:00 pm
  • Sun
    Apr 16
    8:00 am -
    9:00 am

deep tracks

djangoGypsy Jazz by Django,

great American humor by Robert Benchley.

 


drum circleno need to wait for the next full moon at the depot brewery.

thursday night and sunday morning: 2 hours of bass-heaving drum circle songs. some great songs with great beats.

beat something, crank it up, and play with em.

 

music speakssongs for the new resistance to inspire us to get involved. No matter what your flavor, there's something for everyone including 4 different versions of the Tom Petty hit 'wont back down' by such amazing artists as Johnny Cash, Pearl Jam, and Sammy Kershaw. Let these songs serve as a backdrop for our passion to propel us forward and to resist what's here now and what's coming. In the words of Pat Benatar's Invincible "we can't afford to be innocent, stand up and face the enemy." 

track list 

  • Thu
    Mar 02
    9:00 pm -
    10:00 pm
  • Sun
    Mar 05
    9:00 am -
    10:00 am

50 years ago was 1967

this week, a special 2-hour "deep tracks" with music from 1967 in the order it was released. what an explosive year musically. it was seismic. it was 50 years ago...

1967beginning with revolutionary music from the doors, jimi, sgt pepper, as well as semi-forgotten gems like miriam makebe's "pata pata" and van morrison's innocent "spanish rose."

this could be boring if not flat trip down some pre-programmed memory lane, but i hate nostalgia and won't ever do that on my show.

but this week's 2 hour show only takes us through august 1967. stay tuned next week for some killer albums that were released in time for christmas 67.

  • Thu
    Jan 05
    9:00 pm -
    10:00 pm
  • Sun
    Jan 08
    9:00 am -
    10:00 am

the most interesting music of 2016

not necessarily the biggest selling, but the most creative and interesting music of 2016...

bowiedavid bowie's last bow..."i'm the great i-am...i'm a black star."

shearwater, from austin, tx, plays an undefinable style of creativity.

claypool lennon delium is one of the surprising yet perfect collaborations...

beck goes to the edge of electronic r&b; david crosby releases a beautiful new song, the band quilt flashes the senses with a new sound and harmonies, the most solid cd of the year by the red hot chili peppers, and a dancing singalong by tiggs da author, "run"...

  • Thu
    Oct 06
    8:00 pm -
    9:00 pm
  • Sun
    Oct 09
    8:00 am -
    9:00 am

laid back tunes

keep on truckin'this week, as fall moves in...we feel the need to keep warm, stay cool, keep going, and stay laid back...

these are songs that you'll humm, sing, or maybe smile to....

laid back tunes. keep on...

1966 was a unique musical year because, perhaps for the first time ever, the year heard virtually every style of music on the public airwaves.

here's a small cross-sampling...

normaof unique interest, is an equally unique singer/songwriter/song, norma tanega, singing about her cat named dog...

1966 year also gave us two albums that many music critics have in their top 5 of all time...

that was the year that the lovin' spoonful were at the top of their game.

gandharva music was popping up all over...

and psychedelic was just beginning...

  • Thu
    Aug 18
    8:00 pm -
    9:00 pm
  • Sun
    Aug 21
    8:00 am -
    9:00 am

donovan - open road

donovan's best album: 1970's "open road." donovan open road

check a track of cosmic inspiration here: donovan.

and catch most of that inspired spirituality, and a tight little band, on my show thursday night at 8, and sunday morning at 8.

  • Sun
    Aug 07
    8:00 am -
    9:00 am
  • Thu
    Aug 11
    8:00 pm -
    9:00 pm

donovan's magical songs

donovan is coming to fairfest next month (september 4th), so my daughter elise and i both take to the air together to share our favorite songs that speak of the magic in the world. (we've shared the same tastes in music since she was born)
beatles, maharishi, donovansongs like:

hurdy gurdy man [pictured], atlantis (my mercifully shortened version), celia of the seals (perhaps elise's favorite), the riverman's daughter (a magical tale of romance), the (mysterious tale of a girl's love and transformation into a swan) reedy river, and (david lynch's favorite) season of the witch.

  • Thu
    Jul 07
    8:00 pm -
    9:00 pm
  • Sun
    Jul 10
    8:00 am -
    9:00 am

chicks who rock

courtney barnettthis week my daughter elise joins me to lay out some tracks by chicks who rock. i assure you, they can crank it up.

you'll hear the yeah yeah yeahs, courtney barnett [pictured], tilly & the wall, rilo kiley, and the kills. among many others.

check out the attitude and chorus to courtney barnett's brilliant, "pedestrian at best":

put me on a pedestal and i'll only disappoint you.
tell me i'm exceptional and i promise to exploit you.
give me all your money and i'll make some origami, honey.
i think you're a joke but i don't find you very funny...

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