Nothing better than songs about love said the DJ man. Actually the show is about my greatest weakness, and my greatest strength. More on that during the show. In advance, you may be interested to learn that Drew Holcomb, Dorian, 20th Century Zoo, and Blue Whale! will be by to sing you a song. Also The American Breed, Crowded House, John Hiatt, and The Moody Blues. The In Root portion of the show from 4-5 PM will feature Bloodshot Bill, Booker T. Jones, and Dragstrip 77. Woohoo. The G Man
You read that correctly. Next week is the seven year anniversary of a show I did as a one-off for James Moore on a lark because I used to listen to a show somewhat like it back in the late sixties. Clyde Clifford, Beaker Street, KAAY 1090 AM Little Rock, Arkansas- that is the genesis of this show. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any recollection of listening to that program. It would warm my heart. I am like John Lennon, in that I cannot tell what is real anymore in my mind, but in my heart, I can. I will let you all in on a little secret: all of these shows are about the feel of the drift from one song to the next. The playlists for my show make no sense unless you use feelings as a context. Some songs get played more than once, some just serve a purpose on that given night. So that is enough for this time, check the playlist appearing at midnight tonight, and please enjoy the music. Cool Breeze
If you are just coming out of silence on the twelfth January, the show begins beside a babbling brook. Soft horns and lilting strings give way to songs invoking subtle feelings. And then, it's back to the regular ass-kickin' show I usually do. I just attended a lecture on the album Sgt. Pepper, so we will hear a song originally meant to be included on that iconic disc. I have three songs by my favorite album artists, brand new tunes by Hiss Golden Messenger, The Baudelaires, and Robbie Fulks, and and old Mason Proffit hit. The 'In Root' portion of the show 4-5 PM includes Taj Mahal, Paul Revere, The Rolling Stones, The Raybeats, and Dion. Lots to love about life. Spend some of it with The G Man.
I have a three-fer going for each band for this weekends show. The eight bands, in order of play time, are Astral Son, Horseback, Haunted Leather, Psychic Ills, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Adrian Younge/Venice Dawn, Bokaj Retsiem, and Creepy John Thomas. Haunted Leather, Psychic Ills, and Horseback have songs on them that rate as the best of the year in my annual review. One of the BJM songs is my theme song for Centripetal Sounds. The other four bands are fun and interesting. If you are up late Friday night, or up early Monday morning, this is your best bet for high quality sound in these here United States. Come and hear the proof. Cool Breeze
Not wanting to waste an opportunity, my first half-hour of the new year is a set of anti-war songs. A collective peace has always been just outside our grasp by my reckoning, but not for lack of trying. A more detailed examination of the concept of no war will arrive in an upcoming show. Then it is on to mostly newly released music, some of my favorite songs from the past year. New tracks by The Rolling Stones, Wayne Hancock, Iggy Pop, DIIV, and The 1975 just to name a few. Again, about every sub genre of rock I can get my hot little hands on will be present. You be present, also. The G Man
Part 5 of 5 shows celebrating the ten years of Centripetal Sounds drops at 2 PM today. I have a ton of great tunes coming your way- that's a given. I have this idea that if I can string together the right songs on a certain day it will excite someone in a meaningful way. Like dreamers do. I used to sit in my friend Marc's basement when I was nine years old and we would spin 45 rpm records for each other that we had bought by picking up pop bottles and returning them to the 700 square foot store a couple of blocks away. The tech has changed but the intent is the same. I have a dream life, and it is completely evident to me in every way when I sit down at the console and adjust the microphone. Which is to say, the gratitude rolls in like the tide. The anticipation quickens the pulse. And then I blink, and the show is over for another day. But in between, sheer bliss. Set your timepiece to tell you when the show will start so you may have your next cogent experience of centripetal force, courtesy of The G Man.
It is a joy to bring you the sweet sounds of rock and roll all the time, and all the more at this wonderful time of the year. I am not a fan of cold weather, but I am a fan of meeting family and relaxing. So we will take a little trip around the world with Cracker, Led Zeppelin, The Band, and Neil Young. Then its back home with Jackie Lomax, His Name is Alive, Joe Walsh, and Many Bright Things. Last but not least, thanks and gratitude from James Gang and New Riders of The Purple Sage. Even though it will be dark when the show airs, you can remain in the light with The Rainbow Rider. Cool Breeze
Since I have not been able to perfect being in two places at once, yet, I have a show ready to go for you today. You may check the playlist out on the left side panel. Three hours of classic rock tunes await you today. I have multiple songs by The Beatles, Deep Purple, Blue Oyster Cult, and The Allman Brothers Band. Also Steely Dan, The Band, Bob Dylan, The Byrds, and Chicago make their statements beautifully. 43 songs in all, enjoy, and enjoy the upcoming holidays. You have my permission to celebrate life continuously, until further notice. The G Man
I am very happy to announce that Centripetal Sounds officially moves to a three-hour program with the next show. It will now be 2-5 PM on Thursday afternoons. It will be an extended version of the current show when I must record the show ahead of time. When I am live in the studio, the third hour will be called 'In Root'. In Root is an examination of roots rock, the roots of rock and roll, and the precursors to rock music. If you heard the audition on December 1st you will know what I mean. Tune in tomorrow for the next installment. The first two hours is part 3 of my ten year celebration of the show, and it includes the following types of music, according to itunes: Jazz, rock, psychedelic, folk, pop, country, classic rock, indie, progressive, art-rock, and funk. You may be familiar with the Intergalactic Contemporary Ensemble, Damien Jurado, Dr. Dog, Thee Shams, Haunted Leather, and Lake Street Dive. No? Tune In! I am completely excited about bringing the proof!
I am shooting sparks out of the top of my noggin in your direction, exhorting you to kick back , and relax, and enjoy my show today at 2 PM. This is part two of my five part 10 year celebration of Centripetal Sounds. Leading off, four brand new songs by Neil Young, Leonard Cohen, Hope Sandoval, and David Crosby. Then it is off to my usual fifty year sweep of tunes. Some highlights include The White Stripes, The Gentrys, Traffic, The Eurythmics, and Dillard Hartford Dillard. Here is some more good news, last week I passed the audition! This show is going to three hours long starting December 15th. More about that next week. Long live rock and roll. The G Man