Tunage

  • Thu
    Feb 22
    2:00 pm -
    5:00 pm
  • Wed
    Feb 28
    2:00 am -
    5:00 am

Free- The Only Way To Fall

G Man FinalWell, here it is: We have arrived at the final Centripetal Sounds show. I plan on having a series of fine songs over the course of the four hours I have left, and many thank you's for the folks that made all of this possible for the last eleven plus years. 951 shows in, I can honestly say I am not ready to give up the ghost. Maybe you have noticed I have a passion for creativity in the world of music. We have certainly shared a wide range of compositions and performances in our time together. So in that regard, it is just another show from me. I think it will be a bit more emotional than most, however. The closer you are to me, the more you feel the heat of resignation- the undesirable, inevitable conclusion to a miracle run. Catharsis, and then, hopefully, renewal and restoration. My immediate concern is to provide a fitting finale for you all.

  • Sat
    Feb 17
    2:00 am -
    4:00 am
  • Mon
    Feb 19
    4:00 am -
    6:00 am

Next To The Last Rainbow Rider Is A Doozie

Rainbow RiderWell, I just typed in the playlist for the show coming up this weekend, and I remembered just how warm and fuzzy it made me feel when I put it together. Mainly because I am on intimate terms with each of the songs, having heard them all dozens of times, if not hundreds. The kind of songs I never get tired of listening to at home. You can read the list under my blog. I cover the years from 1965 to the present. In fact, the show starts with new music by Fur For Fairies, Brand New, Six Organs of Admittance, and Mac DeMarco. Along the way, lots of guitar gods and bands you have come to know and love, like The Byrds, Canned Heat, Blind Faith, and The Animals. I'll keep the light on for another two weeks. Join me for some illuminating rock and roll. Cool Breeze

  • Thu
    Feb 15
    2:00 pm -
    5:00 pm
  • Wed
    Feb 21
    2:00 am -
    5:00 am

Extended Revelation... For Fans of Centripetal Sounds

T ShirtEight hours of prime time, killer rock and roll left before the passing of this program. The reincarnation, well, you will have to keep your eyes peeled for that event, as the wheels are just beginning to turn for that eventuality. In the meantime, how about four hours Thursday in which I pull out all the stops and present a cornucopia of tasty tunes. The first five songs are in the playlist, the rest to be revealed as it happens tomorrow. You folks that listen to the replay early Wednesday morning will have the full slate available. Let's start with the overall theme, which is me playing all the bands I think you need to hear over the next two shows. Everone in the setlist has made an indelible mark on rock due to a song, or an album, or a signature riff, or some set of lyrics that knock you for a loop. Revelation is partly due to drama, and there is a boatload of that in these tracks. Say, any bands you do not recognize on this list- you're welcome. Exciting would be the best descriptor I can think of at this point. 2-6 PM again! The G Man

RRSo of course the show starts off with Ray LaMontagne singing about how his song will never be heard on the radio. Clever, because that is just the kind of challenge I accept with great satisfaction. That is just one of 21 different songs I want you to hear as you start your day Monday. Apryl Fool with some blues in Japanese, and then Michael Nesmith from Radio Engine To The Photon Wing(!), and you are flying. Up next is a 16 minute song by Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band, the title track to Dreaming In The Non-Dream. Other highlights on side one: Aurah, Between Interval, Saw Black, and The Paperhead. In the second hour lots of new tunes from Girl Ray, Luke Winslow-King, Turnpike Troubadours, Haunted Leather, and Fur For Fairies. Where do you go when you want to be thrilled by music emanating from the radio? Centripetal Sounds! Cool Breeze

G ManAnother four hours of a blend of all types of music under the rock umbrella, as a tribute to my storied roots. In certain circles folks remember Clyde Clifford from Beeker Street fame at KAAY Little Rock. He and Ron Sorenson from colorful KFMG in Des Moines thrilled me in the late sixties with their impressive underground radio shows. Then I later had wonderful influences from Al Schares ( KUNI's Progression) and Kerry Peace (KFMH and their Off The Beaten Track programs). The rest I had to figure out on my own. The result is individual sequences of sets that flow together or bump up against one another. Either way you are a little better off for the listening. Expect to hear six brand new releases including Faith Healer, obscure tunes from Tex & The Horseheads, Frumpy, and Jasper Wrath, plus some straight up hits by people like Little Feat, The Doobie Bothers, Chicago, Stones, Beatles, White Stripes, and Moody Blues.

Something for everyone, which of course was the original intent of the station itself. The greatest radio station on the planet. The G Man

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

Ready, Willing, and Able To Serve

T ShirtI am taking on the challenge of delighting and satisfying the percipient consumer this week with a three-in-one show lasting four hours. The two to four p.m. time slot is a regular mix of rare and interesting tunes mixed with some standard-bearing songs. Starting the show with Black Peter by The Grateful Dead. A dedication to my father, who went to WWII, spent four years in the naval reserve, and then 20 years as a Des Moines fireman. In the 1950's smoke inhalation was a huge problem. Other first hour highlights: new Robert Plant and My Expanded Awareness. In hour two besides The Cranberries and The Host Country, I have some deep underground music by The Mirage, Many Bright Things, and Steve Linnegar's Snakeshed. My guitar instructor told me the best way to build a chord is from the root note, so hour three is a complete takeover by sixties rock and roll, and hour four is another edition of IN ROOT.

RR#365! Fifty-two shows a year, two hours per show, plus prep time- which has been the best part. I really got excited about playing songs you would never hear on the radio, and we have done it. I have had some seriously experimental tunes on this show, represented this week by The Beatles and Fred Frith. I have spotlighted local talent like The Vahnevants and The Host Country. I have Wire, Led Zeppelin, and Creedence Clearwater Revival reminding us all why they were at the top of their heap and why they influenced so many other bands. Plus the usual assortment of misfits, heretics, and burn-outs like Hard Working Americans, Sleepy Sun, The The, and Michael Nesmith. Since this is the last anniversary show, I will say that eight years on, I have more to play now than I did when I started. It is a big world out there. Seeing pieces of it by extending the underground passageways has been my passion, and my pleasure.

G ManI made up my mind and developed a show this week that contains songs I have never played before on this show. At this point I am tracking about 48 songs, of which 15 are produced in the past year. I do have nine from the late sixties by folks like The Yardbirds, Free, The Easybeats, and Bobby Vee.

Bands not heard before include, but are not limited to, Young Fresh Fellows, Dixie Pistols, The Remains, Touch, Albatross, and Kopperfield. The new music new bands new tunes department has Faith Healer, King Gizzard & The Wizard, The New Year, Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band, Rodney Crowell, Grayson Capps, Lee Ann Womack, and a few more surprises. In the 5 to 6 PM slot it is the latest edition of IN ROOT, and the route is fine, fine, fine. Plan on hearing tunes by local, award winning band Society of Broken Souls, powerhouses like Bob Dylan, Louis Armstrong, Ry Cooder, and The Everly Brothers.

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

The Electric Prunes Live and Unity Dub Magic

RRIn the first hour of the show I am playing the full album of Stockholm '67 by The Electric Prunes. It is a fairly decent capture of a live event there. The music is about as garage rock as it gets. I would have appreciated it had I been there. Hour two is an experiment in downtempo music. Seven of the ten songs are dub. I did some surfing on the net one day and found all these cool tunes randomly. Look for Jah Wobble, Groove Corporation, and UVX, as well as songs by Asteroid No. 4, Darkside, Wooden Shjips, and Led Zeppelin. Zep will lead us into next week's Eight YEAR Anniversary Show. From where I am sitting, a dazzling thought. Digging out great music and delivering it has been my job, and KRUU has been a life-giving experience thanks to the incredible people I have worked with all these years. Hear the results this weekend! Cool Breeze

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

Bulging At The Seams: Extra Texture Thursday

G ManWell, I had so much to say- musically- this week that I am obtaining an extra hour for the show. It all begins Thursday at 2 PM CST. First hour highs are courtesy of James Hunter, Wilco, Clinic, and The Weeknd. Its a swinging set of r& b based sounds. Hour two I have some reggae from Burning Spear, and some new music from Fink and Brand New. There is an old song by Serpent Power I am going to spin, also. Hour three is an AM radio level mixture including country by Goose Creek Symphony, Whitney Rose, and some alt rock by Fleet Foxes and Jacco Gardner. As if that isn't enough, stay tuned in the five o'clock hour for a new IN ROOT session of roots music. There is a lot to like about the future of radio. Keep your eye out for the next edition of Centripetal Sounds. The G Man.