The Green Pajamas take center stage for tomorrow morning's show beginning at 2 AM. The band has been described as a neo-psychedelic group, and a card carrying member of the paisley underground, but if you listen to the wide range of tunes in this show you will understand the rest of the story. This band can play any kind of music, and they do. The songs in this set range from 1999's 'Seven Fathoms Down and Falling', to the 2009 release 'Poison In The Russian Room'. I am not going to pick out a particular song as a highlight- you'll hear why. Check out the best Seattle band out there today....Cool Breeze
It isn't that I just have music by Wire. I also ran all over the place coming up with some interesting songs that kick it hard. Like 'Black Math' by The White Stripes. I am also introducing The Detroit Cobras for the first time on my show. My obligatory Green Pajamas song this week is 'With A Flower In Her Hair'', from the re-release of their Summer of Lust CD. I have two rave-ups from a Bomp Records compilation, and I am playing a song by The New Marines.If you have any info on this band share it with me by writing to email@example.com. You can also request songs or bands to play. Guaranteed better than a caffeine high.... The G Man
Ok, Thursday afternoon's show was irreverent, to say the least. I am running in the same vein for the rider tomorrow morning. Psychobud leads off with 'Waiting For The Accident', a song about the lunacy of nuclear war. Then, I am pleased to be bringing you my favorite purchase of 2012, 'Greetings From Planet Love', by The Fraternal Order of The All. 20 incredibly rich and nuanced songs in the style of The Beatles Sgt. Pepper release. This album is continuously in my carousel, and I take it with me everywhere I go: It's that good. Then as we sweep into side two of the show, I am playing some songs that are tempermentally the same as Planet Love. For instance, 'My Wife Thinks You're Dead' by Junior Brown, and Í Don't Wana Grow Up' by Tom Waits. Plus an amazing recording of a 1948 composition by John Cage, 'Suite For Toy Piano'. You can't make up music this good. Wait a minute! Someone did.... Cool Breeze
I thoroughly enjoy listening to songs like last week, where you are not quite sure what the heck is going on. This week, you know what is going on when you hear the lyric, and it could be an eye-opening experience. For instance, we will hear The Beatles 'Why Don't We Do It In The Road, and Frank Zappa's 'Brown Shoes Don't Make It'. You may also remember the song Elanore by The Turtles. Their use of the word étcetera completely damaged the emotional content of the song, which was awesome. Check out the actor Steve Martin doing Átheists Don't Have No Songs. It turns out he is an accomplished banjo player. Perhaps my favorite song of the day is an old Red Hot Chili Pepper song called Mommy, Where's Daddy? Very tongue in cheek. Some other highlights arrive courtesy of Les McCann, Todd Snider, T-Bone Burnett, and Yo La Tengo. The G Man
Let's see, I guess you would say it was moody and contemplative, followed by a burst of energy, ultimately leading to reckless abandon. The abandon part just starts at the last song by Psychobud, and then flowers beautifully next week. So part one of two begins with a Kaleidoscope song, 'New Blue Ooze'. A rambler of a song. Then, almost the entire album of A Silver Mt. Zion called 'He Has Left Us Alone But Shafts of Light Sometimes Grace The Corners of Our Rooms'. Had to leave off the song with the language issue. We go from rambler to meandering but never lost on this disc. After a brief Psychic Ills song 'Dream 'Repitition', Quicksilver Messenger Service plays Calvary live, one of the best live songs I own. Hour two veers off into Rock and Roll Animal by Lou Reed. The Intro song on this disc with Dick Wagner playing lead guitar is majorly exciting music. Come and dig my mood... Cool Breeze
I fancy myself like Rod Serling introducing this show. You may feel like you are in the twilight zone after listening carefully to the lyrics of just a few of these songs. The playlist for the show reads like some kind of silly code. The songs are certainly worth a laugh or two. The highlight of the show and a good touchstone is Henry Mancini doing a Johnny Mercer song called 'The Days of Wine and Roses'. Lyric: "The days of wine and roses, smile and run away, like a child at play, through a meadow land toward a closing door, a door marked 'Nevermore' that wasn't there before'... yeah, like I said, you will be entertained. The G Man
It seems like a hundred years since I was able to provide a preview of my show. Very pleased to be able to tell you about the fun stuff I put together for early tomorrow morning.
The first hour is dominated by a pair of twelve minute long songs by The Lemon Pipers and Led Zeppelin. I also have a song by an old Iowa City band called Rusty Buckets.
In hour two I highlight an album by The Grateful Dead called 'Road Trips, Vol. 1''. I wrap different versions of songs around a nice Santana number. Then we stagger into the side long opus Échoes' from Pink Floyd. Fujiya & Miyagi make their debut on the Rider. Cool Breeze
I am having my share of computer issues these days. I am hoping to be up and running again here, soon, with my usual diatribe about all the wonderful music out there. This week is guitar oriented rock and roll. From the likes of bands like Cream, Blue Oyster Cult, Deep Purple, and Fleetwood Mac. The G Man
How do you know? I was browsing through some old Carlos Casteneda books the other day and realized that 'A Separate Reality' was probably the most apt title for a book, ever. There is a whole 'nother world out there, folks, and I am going to bring it to you tomorrow. With a replay next Wednesday morning at 2 AM. This guy in the picture has already heard some of the show....Oh, and see the movie 'Safety Not Guaranteed' if at all possible. Woo hoo! So, we will hear from Journey To Ixtlan, Margot and The Nuclear So & So's, SS-20, Thorinshield, and The Deep, just to name a few. Plus my favorite song by Yo La Tengo, and double doses of The Moody Blues, Paul Kantner, and The Red Temple Spirits. Thank you for listening to the greatest radio station on the planet...... The G Man
Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus, that is, plus eleven other dreamy songs before and after the album by Spirit. You are in for a serious treat if you have never heard this start-to-finish.The show begins with Japan, then Grand Funk Railroad, Iron Butterfly, and Blind Faith before launching into the good doctor. Afterwards, three songs each by Blue Faces and Spacemen 3. Please check the blog out on this website for the upcoming albums played in their entirety. Plenty of great stuff headed your way. Cool Breeze