Out of the eleven songs I am playing Saturday morning starting at 2 AM, seven are of the extended type. Lots of opportunities for vamping. Interkosmos leads off with Hypnotizer from their 2009 release. Then Aguaturbia does a cover of Crimson and Clover, the old Tommy James hit. After comes Tear Gas, Et Sans, Grey Daturas, Wicked Lady, and Morly Grey, not to mention Entrance and The Dino Saluzzi Group from a 2014 release of wonderfully improvisational jazz. Yup, all that in just two hours. Cool Breeze
'We've lost ourselves completely, in these modern times'- The Host Country. Powerful lyric couplets that are contained in the song Modern Times. 'We'll have a child, to show life's true meaning, the child runs wild'- Richard Hawley. 'Close your eyes and feel, the only way to tell what's real'- Rick Ray. 'This is family, this is unity, this is celebration, this is sacred'- The Sadies. 'I can see a lot better now'- The Moondoggies. 'Spend my days in my room, wondering...'- The Sufis. 'Tell you what I'm gonna do, give her space to get on thru'- Rick Reinhart. More of an accounting of the time we spend and how we spend it. The G Man
Ok, you can imagine there are some long songs coming up tomorrow morning. We will hear Gnod with The Somnambulist's Tale, Last Days of May playing The First Seven Billion Miles, Interkosmos performing Hypnotizer, Ry Cooder with See You In Hell, Blind Boy, The Ex-Catheads doing Fog Rolls In, and Catapilla jamming It Could Only Happen To Me. Cloudy night, rain moving on, dream time pleasures. Cool Breeze
In the sense that every song is unique, every show is a collection of special case experiences. The fact that you may have heard the songs before should not keep you from relating to the music in a new and unique way. I am playing some old songs by some famous artists like Patsy Cline, Johnny Mathis, Bobby Darin, KD Lang, and Humble Pie. I am also going to regal you with some tunes by the likes of The Queen Annes, T. Swift, Gracious, and Chairman Cow. Plus some jazz by Lou Donaldson from a 1957 release called Strollin' In. Check the playlist as you listen along... The G Man
Free, Dr. Dog, Mercury Rev, Julian Cope, Cracker, The Sand Pebbles, and Rocketship will be the starting lineup for tomorrow morning's show at 2 AM. Check the playlist out for the other designated hitters. This is sort of a free-wheeling romp through alternative music, complete with spacey interludes and pop surprises. Music from 1967 all the way to the present day. Cool Breeze
G Man here, tuning back into KRUU land with a show that takes a wide, shallow look at a large pond that reflects the light of understanding- whatever that means. Actually I am going to start with Womb, and their song about viewpoints. And then we are off to the races with The The, Neil Young, and an obscure band called Big Timber. I have a threefer from Trip Shakespeare, and an old single off the radio from The 5th Dimension. Then a wide swing thru the blues with Taj Mahal, Todd Snider, Vietnam, and Siegall-Schwall Band. Bent blues, really, and that is a good thing. We'll end up with Spirit and The Steve Miller Band. Twenty-six songs pretty much like the lenses of the glasses.... The G Man
First of all, do not listen to this show Thursday at 2 PM if you are depressed or inclined to be in any way. The songs will only tend to exacerbate the issue. Secondly, this is fair warning that for the next few shows only the playlist will be available the day of the show. I will not be blatting about how great the music is while I am taking a small vacation to a part of the planet I have never seen. Please continue to enjoy the music, and as you listen ponder the marvel of low power stations that allow playlists like the ones you will see from me. All killer, no filler.... The G Man.
With the exception of two short songs, the entire show is dedicated to an album released recently called Tomorrow is Today: A Tribute To The Australian Psychedelic Scene 1966-70. If you get out of the 'house' at all for your listening pleasure you will recognize some of the bands playing on this two-disc set: The Sand Pebbles, Tarantula, S.T. Mikael, and The Green Circles have some great cuts. Some great pop, too. Cool Breeze
We will start out with a driving acoustic song Riverside by America. Move on to Very Sleepy River from YerselfIsSteam by Mercury Rev. Slide off to Rivers of Babylon by Steve Earle, drift along to Riversong by Tonto's Expanding Headband, and float downriver On Christmas Eve with John Hartford. Included at various points of call: a twofer by The Green Pajamas, a jam by Canned Heat, a guitar freakout by The Elect, and a classic by Neil Young. Plus brand new country music like I like it by Promised Land Sound. Hey, two hours well spent...The G Man.
Going, Going, Gone... is the title of the last song on the show from the Rococo release by The Paparazzi. Through The Looking Glass is the source of the great old song Little Johnny Jewel midway through the show by Siouxsie & The Banshees. Besides those tasty treats: A song sandwich featuring Le Chavalier and The Police. Tracks by obscure bands off of old compilation records of the eighties put out by the labels: The Enigma Variations, Sharp Cuts, Attack of The Killer B's, The Rebel Kind, and I.R.S. Records Greatest Hits Vol. 2 & 3. Plus The Cramps, J Geils, and some funny little instrumentals. All in just two hours Saturday morning @2. Cool Breeze