Hello, I am Cool Breeze, your host for Centripetal Sounds: The Rainbow Rider, Saturday morning from 2-4 AM. I mention the host show, which airs 2-4 on Thursdays, because this music was originally prepared for that show. I have so many ideas for shows, I am now taking up another time slot. So perhaps less 'expansive' and more tightly focused tunes would cover it. We start with Scorched Earth, our leftover from last week, and then proceed to these hour one highlights: Dead Moon, Say Hi To Your Mom, courtney barnett, and The Freeborne. On side two, we start with War and their song 'The World Is A Ghetto'. Then its off to the races with Peter Schilling, The Fleshtones, Nash The Slash, Absolute Grey, and Air Liquide. Try finding a playlist like this on commercial radio- hah!
I love the etymology of words, and I am a student of general semantics. So when you wade into this edition of the show with me Thursday at 2, you will acquire a sense for the spirit of the times I am capturing by paying close attention to the words. You know, the irony of the situation is that these songs were written between 1967 and 2012. Music has the ability to reach across the ages and satisfy the soul. Bounded by time, and yet timeless.
The times we live in presented by people like The Cold War Kids, with 'Mine is Yours'. Andrew Bird from his 2012 release 'Hands of Glory'. An Elvis Costello song 'Everybody's Crying Mercy', or Bruce Palmer doing 'Calm Before The Storm'. Also Brigg, Tractor, Dwight Yoakam, and Deep Purple doing their best to deliver some state of the state information. The first hour of this show may be one of the best hours I have ever put together for the KRUU. Email me email@example.com if you agree.
The G Man
Spinnin' the following tunes for you Saturday mornin' at 2: Blues For The Universe; 2000 Light Years from Home; All; (t.S.) ; Solstice; On The Shores Of The Infinite; O.D.V.I.P.; Louisiana Blues; The Immeasurable Space of Tones; Long Black Gown; Dust (Part 1). One song is one minute long, and one song is twenty-seven minutes long, and everything else is in-between. There is some truly beautiful music contained within. I hope you will be able to tune in to the show because listening to the whole two hours is a chemical experience... Cool Breeze
OK, Happy Valentine's Day, and welcome to the show that was to originally air on 1/31/13. It is called Harmonious Convergence. It did not converge with the staff, however, and therefore it did not play. So, go the the list of playlists on the left, and click down through them to 1/31, and check it out. The basic idea is simple: Play a bunch of Beach Boys tunes. Play a bunch of tunes by people that obviously think they are cool. Add in some tracks to change the mood around a bit, and voila, a show is born. Seven Beach Boys tracks, and some of my favorite harmony tracks from bands like The Arbors, The Association, Cains & Abels, Fleet Foxes, The Bobs, and an excellent three song mini-set from the man, David Crosby. Check out my CD of the Month on my blog. Check out the expansive edition of my show called The Rainbow Rider, Saturdays at 2 AM. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a request. Working for the good of the revolutions....... The G Man
Hah! Wait until you get a load of this stuff!
Saturday morning, the show that leads up to the show that is the two year anniversary... show! Yea! The next four hours on The Rainbow Rider is chock full of songs that I listen to over and over again. Here are some highlights: The Strange Flowers do Mars Behind Our Eyes. Moonalice gives us Tell Me It's OK. Songs by local SE Iowa bands She Swings, She Sways, and X-Ray Mary. And Sigur Ros with an untitled song from an album with no writing on it at all. Siouxsie & The Banshees swing us through the break between shows, and then it is on to my favorite songs collected over the last two years. Songs by Wooden Shjips, The Liquid Sound Company, Eternal Tapestry, The Asteroid No. 4, Dead Can Dance, and Bauhaus, just to name a few. Come to the party for a very good time... Cool Breeze, doing what I can for the revolutions.
In regards to the next two weeks of programming for the show, we will have one week of songs with no vocals, and then a harmony convergence in week two. I don't always think about these things ahead of time. When I was checking the schedule it dawned on me that there was a total swing to the other end of the spectrum. So this week, we will hear 30 songs, from the likes of Dan Hicks, Bill Nelson, Roy Buchanan, Ben Vaughn, and Booker T. Jones. Next week the vocals will hit you in the face. I have a bunch of Beach Boys tunes, and then a bunch of other bands that took their cue from them. The Association, James Hunter, Yes, David Crosby, and a host of lesser known bands will croon the tune. The G Man
I was feeling like 2012 was a great year, and such a great year deserves hearts and flowers. So I actually dug out my Hearts and Flowers, and I start the show with their first two songs from their 1967 release. The band did not stay together, but they went on to play with people like Kris Kristofferson and Linda Ronstadt. Also some good country rock from Kevin Gordon, Ray Wylie Hubbard, and Ferlin Husky. My first time playing Ferlin. Now, you are also going to hear some beat heavy music from guru guru, and John Paul Jones, founding member of Led Zeppelin, from his second release. Jams from The Warlocks and Endless Boogie. Some acid folk from MV & EE, and Espers. And, ten more songs that pretty much defy categorizing. Gotta love it... The G Man
Just so you know, my particular emphasis for this program is a lead-up to my 2 year Anniversary Show on Feb. 2nd. I put together that program, with my favorites from the past couple of years, first. Now I am filling in the gap from here to there. What will start to 'get you there' is Spacemen 3 with 'Feel So Good' and A Certain Ratio with 'Take Me Down'. JC is bringing us a unusual take on an anti-war song, 'Lack O' Testicles Blues', and I have a great song off of an old Johnny Rivers compilation called Ode To John Lee Hooker. If you like surf music I have a song by The Insect Surfers. No, really..... Cool Breeze
Last week we were engaged in the process of allowing our attention to settle on the finer aspects of existence, just meditating, contemplating, and deepening our appreciation of the subtleties of focused relaxation. The aural and centripetal energy met, and it was nourishing. Thursday from 2-4 PM we will use that base to accomplish the tasks at hand. Because deep rest leads to dynamic action. There is always hope, is there not? Some thought that this year will bring the most wonderful things to light. Here is a set of songs that exhort you to act, just in case you are casting around for some inspiration. Check out these song titles: Pray For Peace, It's Up To You, I Will Not Be Denied, Judge Not, Rediscovery, Higher Ground, Think For Yourself, Be Above It, Get Together, and Save Some Time To Dream. All this, and more- 27 songs of inspiration to help you get cranking in 2013. The G Man