Here is some vital information for all listeners of Centripetal Sounds: Thursdays show at 2 PM is a mish mash of well-known artists a la Bob Dylan, Santana, Traffic, James Taylor, Green Day, The Moody Blues, and The Beatles. Most songs deal with the independent nature of human beings. Or, lack there of... Saturday morning at 2 you will be happy to know that the entire new CD by Psychic Ills is playing. It is called Inner Journey Out and it is directly in my wheel house of blues and psych. Of course, you get your second chance to hear these fabulous items on the normal replay times. Check the playlists online here, and please enjoy your time as I fine tune your experience. The G Man
I put together a list of songs that are perfect for a steamy nightime listen, and according to the weather service, there is a low of 67 degrees tonight with a 87% relative humidity. That qualifies. So how 'bout some Jimi Hendrix, Style Council, Leslie Gore, and John Hartford referencing the heat. Or maybe you prefer a more personal heat, a la Mark-Almond Band or The Marvelettes? Of course I have the usual hot guitar work by bands like Steve Gunn, William Tyler, and Yes. This is the last in a series of shows I have produced, so next week we move on to full albums by Psychic Ills, US 69, and through October, mostly avant-garde music. Enjoy the music. I have an upcoming promotion for the station, be watching for the opportunity. Cool Breeze
Hinterland Music Festival comes to St. Charles, Iowa on Friday at 5:30 PM. There are 13 bands playing, and I am going to start off the show by playing one song from each band in the order of their appearance. Headliners are Ray LaMontagne and Willie Nelson, but I am pumped up about all the bands playing in addition to those two. Ray's album Ouroboros is my album of the year, so far. Willie is an icon. 'Nuff said. The remainder of the show is merely the finest music that can be bought and played for you on the radio. I have some killer tracks by local Iowa City band Crystal City, and Fairfielders Society of Broken Souls, who also have my CD of the month for August. New music from Elouise, The Monkees, Work of Art, King Gizzard & The Lizzard Wizard, and LoVe ExPlOsIoN, who will likely have the September CD of the month.
Blue Mountain and Haunted Leather kick off another grand show with some sleazy blues music, the kind that wakes up neurons in your brain. More blues later in the show from The Blindside Blues Band and Wings. Hour two includes compelling tunes by 13th Floor Elevators, Red Temple Spirits, Richard Hawley, and Renaissance. Add a little light to your night with Cool Breeze, your host.
The world of music, positioned from a place where the veil is thin...Actually, there is nothing subtle about the topics of conversation in these songs. Starting off the show, Made For TV with their song I'm Afraid of The Russians. Who knew a song from 1983 would be still be relevant? I feel a rant coming on, but I will let the bands do the talking. Stick around for great tracks by Psychobud, Don Henley, The Deviants, The Smiths, Stiff Little Fingers, and 18 other bands, including a double shot of The Doors. Also tune in for next weeks show when I play selected songs from the bands that will play the Hinterland Festival August 5-6. The G Man
At the time of this writing, the blog at the top of the KRUU page is for 'That Was The Week That Was', J Moore's brilliant news effort. It reads like a spiritual war zone cliff notes. It scrunches your shoulders up and tightens your sphincter muscles. It probably is no surprise to frequent listeners of my shows that I feel like I do not live on the same planet as some of these people. Which is why the good news is timely: I have two hours of simple, easy, and decent music. Enough to calm the soul and tickle the fancy of any avid rock and roll listener. Come for the Vibravoid, Pheromoans, and Robin Trower, stay for Rhyton, Plan 9, and PERRO Project music. Cool Breeze
Famous line sends the G Man into a head spin and the resultant burst of creativity produces the show starting at 2 today, or next Wednesday morning at 2 AM. After you listen to the entire two hours you will likely feel prompted to take action on some situation you have been avoiding, go to the store and buy only healthy food, swim in a lake stream or river, and fund a charitable cause. Yes, Centripetal Sounds is a chemical-level experience, join me, won't you? The G Man
The needle will be burning a new groove in the record for the next show. I am bringing in music I have purchased just since the last show. So at the very least, all the music is new-to-me. Many of the bands are as well. We will hear from a man playing live in Des Moines soon, Shakey Graves. New releases from Psychic Ills, Hard Working Americans, The Smoking Trees, and Dr. Dog. Also some great country music courtesy of Brad Paisley, Victims of Chance and Gurf Morlix. Plus some people I know little about: Delta Will, Creme Soda, Incredible Hog, Blue Mountain Eagle, AA Bondy, B-17 and Panama Ltd. These will play as long as I can avoid further analysis paralysis. The G Man
The Rainbow Rider signature song for this show is Gonna Raise Hell by Cheap Trick. That is not the only kickin' song I've got: We will also hear from The Firebirds and Cracker. Prog from Lifesigns, blues from The Allman Brothers Band and Lambchop, pop from Al Stewart, David Lowery, and Faine Jade. Plus some interesting uncatorizable music from the usual suspects. You will have to check the playlist to see what is really going down. Be ready next Thursday at 2 PM for a different kind of centripetal experience. Tune in and get a chemical level experience from some ridiculously awesome music. Coooool Breeze
The Brain used to say: "Are you pondering what I'm pondering?" And of course Pinky would say something completely off the wall, and off the subject. That cartoon might be an apt metaphor for the show. These songs run the gamut from theorizing about future humans to the futility of predicting any future at all. Just in case you scan the playlist and recognize a song you have heard before: Listen to these offerings with no preconceptions. You will be richly rewarded. The G Man