Turn On, Or Turn Me Down. Turn on, tune in, yes? The album title from a band called N.S.U., one of four or five bands you may not be familiar with until the show starts. The others being The Lollipop Shoppe, The Savage Resurrection, S.T. Mikael, and Swampgas. I have another slice of Carlton Melton, a great Chicago Transit Authority song, and more jazzy stuff from John Mayall, John Handy, and Led Zeppelin. Last but not least will be Kings of Leon from Because of The Times. Which reminds me, that is exactly why you need to tune into KRUU every single day. Cool Breeze
Songs that make you see the world in a completely different way.
As the world turns through the last day of November this year, you may choose to enjoy the first part of it listneing to a series of songs just made for the nighttime.
I am continuing my review of the latest Carlton Melton album Photos of Photos with a song sandwich containing a slice of SoMa by Steve Roach & Robert Rich.
Side One also contains a song by highly underrated band The Catheads. Side two kicks off with a deconstruction of By The Time I Get To Phoenix by iconic Isaac Hayes. Plus a couple of kickers by The Illusion and The Human Beinz.
Two cool hours... Cool Breeze
May be just you and me turkey day. I am not anticipating a large crowd gathering to listen to the radio. However, I thought about the music I would want to hear if I had to be say, working, or stuck somewhere alone. So what you have is a jukebox of sounds.... singles from the era 1962( The Beatles) to 2002 (Coldplay). 29 songs, which is a lot for me, I know. Enjoy your day, take the time to relax and reflect, be cool. The G Man
Alright, so, the next show has some real range to it. We have deep blues from an obscure 1968 Chicago band The Finchley Boys, Cream, and Captain Beefheart. Space rock from Carlton Melton, Raw Material, and Steve Roach. Vocal rock from Ant-Bee, The Alarm, and Guadalcanal Diary. Plus straight up rock from Alice Cooper, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, and Head East, with a seventies anthem off of Flat As A Pancake. That will be the only thing flat about this show.
Here is a picture of the banner that hangs in the live room at the KRUU studios. Imagine the forces involved in spinning slabs of rock and roll.
Now imagine an all-volunteer army of dedicated individuals cranking out one ridiculously great playlist after another. We are all volunteers here. You are all volunteers there. Everybody puts their attention on giving at some point. And being generous fits in nicely with this time of year.
So when you tune in on the radio tomorrow, put your volunteerism in perspective with some top-notch tunes by accomplished musicians. Here is a short list, check the playlist out that magically appears at midnight: Linda Perry, Emerson, Lake, & Palmer, Supertramp, Dredg, John Hiatt, The Black Angels, and Black Sabbath.
The G Man
Two albums worth of new music just released for you Saturday morning @ 2 AM. Uncut magazine attaches a CD to their magazine- I am playing the November disc. Well, all the songs that can be played on the radio. Also, in it's entirety, a new disc called Songs From The Psychedelic Time Clock by Drivin' N' Cryin'. Kevn Kinney and Company with another brilliant EP of songs of a theme. I also have Neil Young, and an old old song from AM radio in the sixties by Kyu Sakamoto- Suikiyaki. Cool Breeze
You live long enough, you are bound to be no stranger to problems. Some problems come with authority. Sometimes the authorities are the problem. These ideas are all represented by the current playlist. I am going to play both versions of Revolution by The Beatles and this is the pivot pin of the show. Mike Nesmith will sing about didactic ministers, Paul Kantner will tell the tale of feckless knuckleheads in the government, and John Kay will champion character and initiative. Country Joe & The Fish and The Moody Blues will sing about love, and John Hartford will sing about the opportunity cost of working in Tall Buildings. If that doesn't thrill you, just remember, I have a problem with authority: I have a problem with people who do not recognize my authority! I am the only government you will ever need on planet rock and roll... The G Man
Let's have some fun listening to some jams in the nighttime. I recently acquired some music by bands new to me, and I have a few highlights for you. Panda Bear leads off with 'Bros' from Person Pitch, a 2007 release that I became instantly enamored with, because of the combination of psych music and intense vocal harmonies. Then we have Fields from their self-titled release of 1969, 'Love is the Word'. A song that took up all of side two on the disc. Next, a song sandwich with Miss Bliss as the jam, and Kyuss as the bread. The Kyuss from a 1997 limited edition EP. Now Gary Minkler from Seattle has a new record out, and we will hear from Little Trailer Ruby to close out hour one.
Well, it just turned out that way. I was listening to some music from the very good 1969-1970 era, and then I switched to some current year tunes that sort of reminded me of how very good the new music is coming out right now. So, five songs out of the fog in the distance, and the rest, brand spanking new tunes by todays great artists. Ready or not, here come bands like Vampire Weekend, Shpongle, The Moondoggies, The David Mayfield Parade, Jim James, and Melody's Echo Chamber. Plus James Taylor, Bright Eyes, and Quicksilver, and a host of other known and unknown spirits. I happen to love this music, maybe you will, too. The G Man