Tunage

  • Thu
    Nov 09
    3:00 pm -
    6:00 pm
  • Wed
    Nov 15
    3:00 am -
    6:00 am

(1967)

G ManIn parenthesis, because I have had all year to do special shows about 1967 and have not got around to it. It is pretty much my favorite year of music, all said and done. As is evidenced by the fact that I have more albums in my collection from that year than any other year. The usual suspects will be playing, and there will be a few songs you have never heard, unless you dig around underground like I do. 45 songs over three hours starting with The Small Faces and ending with Vanilla Fudge. The G Man 

  • Thu
    Nov 02
    2:00 pm -
    5:00 pm
  • Wed
    Nov 08
    3:00 am -
    6:00 am

72% of Centripetal Sounds This Week

G ManWell, I figured it up, and about 72 % of the show this week is by an interesting and accomplished band called The Beatles. Between 3/22/63 and 12/15/64 they had nine major releases, countless singles and ep's, and they did a bunch of video. There may be more prolific bands, but not with the success they had. This music was being purchased at a fantastic rate, also. We will hear tunes off of twenty-one of their albums, if I don't blat too much, and the other songs are mostly by folks who were in studio sessions with The Beatles, like Dave Mason, Eric Clapton, Donovan, Nicky Hopkins, and Billy Preston. It has been close to eleven years I have been doing this show, and I never have done one in this style before now. Please Please Me to Let It Be. I think a good time will be had by all. The G Man

  • Sat
    Oct 28
    2:00 am -
    4:00 am
  • Mon
    Oct 30
    4:00 am -
    6:00 am

Darn Interesting, If You Ask Me

RRA very satisfying slection of tunes for the discerning listening starting Saturday morning at 2 AM. From Des Moines, The River Monks and The Host Country. A little latin flavor with some Chico Mann and Royal Servants. Plus the usual where-did-that-come-from stuff by bands like Middle Earth Ensemble, Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats, and The Velvet Illusions. If 2 AM is too much of a stretch for you, 4 AM Monday morning- there is a replay. I end up hearing that time slot myself, since it is easy for me to get up early, but hard to stay up late. If you are like me, you appreciate a wide range of styles of music. Here you go. Cool Breeze

  • Sat
    Oct 21
    2:00 am -
    4:00 am
  • Mon
    Oct 23
    4:00 am -
    6:00 am

Ode To Joy

RRThe Beat Pharmacy, Hala Strana, Gary Duncan, Kurt Vile, and Horseback are my featured artists of the morning on the next Rainbow Rider program. Over a dozen songs recently produced in the last year or so, and a wide-ranging set of styles to boot. 22 songs in all, so check the playlist out online here under Centripetal Sounds, and also be aware that the replay of this show is Monday morning from 4-6 A.M. Cool Breeze

  • Sat
    Oct 14
    2:00 am -
    4:00 am
  • Mon
    Oct 16
    4:00 am -
    6:00 am

Outvocation

RRYour next chemical experience listening to music is akin to me tossing a big bunch of alternative tunes in your face like sparkle graffiti. There , I said it. Outvocation is a wierd and wonderful exercise by Psychic Ills. Outer Realms by Cave Singers, Further Outro by Salvia Plath, Out There by Blue Faces, Out of Sight by The Holydrug Couple: Well, you get the idea. New music by Horseback, Astral Son, and Between Interval, as well as Lazy Eye all the way from the big island. Can't say enough good things about the great music available this year. Cool Breeze

  • Thu
    Oct 12
    2:00 pm -
    5:00 pm
  • Wed
    Oct 18
    2:00 am -
    5:00 am

A Waltz of Melody, In Two Parts

T Shirt

The sun is rare

And happiness too

Love goes

Astray throughout

Life

  • Sat
    Oct 07
    2:00 am -
    4:00 am
  • Mon
    Oct 09
    4:00 am -
    6:00 am

The Scenic Incidents

RRThe Scenic released an album called Incident At Cima back in 1995, and you will hear the entire disc in the first half of the show. It is all instrumental, and I love the gentle nature of the whole thing. More like post rock, certainly, and a little reminiscent of a movie soundtrack. I have some other goodies like a Jimi Hendrix tune off of a CD I got in the back of a book. I also have some early sixties jazz from Jack McDuff, and a song from the brand new Six Organs of Admittance release Burning The Threshold. Thats just for starters, hear the whole shootin' match Monday morning starting at 4 AM. Cool Breeze

  • Thu
    Oct 05
    2:00 pm -
    5:00 pm
  • Wed
    Oct 11
    2:00 am -
    5:00 am

It's Been A Tough Week, So....

G Man...let's all agree that we will relax and enjoy some space for three hours or so. At least, that is my goal: Roll in, have a good time, and then get some business done later. To that end, two hours of rock and roll by Billy Joel, The Seeds, Detective, Cheap Trick, and other heavy hitters. Then an hour of IN ROOT ensues, where we examine other genres that helped form rock music. We will hear from Michael Bloomfield, Bukka White, Hound Dog Taylor, and some bluegrass bands. Toe-tappin' free wheelin' groove movin' tunes by The G Man.

  • Sat
    Sep 30
    2:00 am -
    4:00 am
  • Mon
    Oct 02
    4:00 am -
    6:00 am

This Old Dog and A Mood Mixture

RRSo after an opening set by Michael Chapman, The Host Country, and Cracker (playing live in Des Moines Sunday night!), it is on to  Mac DeMarco and his brand new release This Old Dog. I gotta tell you, if it was not for the new release by The Host Country, this album of Mac's might very well be my album of the year. I am playing the whole thing, and it is full of finely crafted mellow tunes. I have other albums by Mac, and they are fine, but this is quite the assemblage. Hour two of the show includes Swervedriver, Albatross, and Wooden Shjips. Pretty, moody stuff... Cool Breeze

  • Thu
    Sep 28
    2:00 pm -
    5:00 pm
  • Wed
    Oct 04
    2:00 am -
    5:00 am

Well, Paint My Mailbox Blue

G ManPretty bluesy, pretty mellow show coming up straightaway. Longs songs anchoring the show include A Trip Down Brian Lane by Mother Earth, Parthenogenesis by Canned Heat, 3 Songs by One, and a cover of Walk On By courtesy of Isaac Hayes. The Rainbow Rider show this weekend has the new Mac DeMarco release in it's entirety, and I will play one track as a teaser. Plus Golden Gunn, Mad River, and two songs by My Morning Jacket. The wayback machine is spitting out mid sixties songs by Dion and The Lovin' Spoonful. Check the playlist on the show blog elsewhere at this site, and consider it essential listening, 'k? The G Man