Friday, September 21, 2018

Transmission 7518 - Stoned Like A Rock

~Hot ~ Sweet ~ Sticky~

Roy Wood
The Rolling Stones
Jeff Beck
John Lee Hooker
Tim Curry
Pearls & Brass
David Bowie
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
Van Dyke Parks
Paul Simon
The Mothers Of Invention



*Dr. Vinny Boom Baa prescribes this healthy dose of the hard stuff
 (for medicinal purposes only)!

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Transmission 7418 - Innocence & Guilt

~Moral Innocence 
as the negative counterpart to 
Moral Guilt~

Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel
Peter Gabriel
Robert Fripp
Joy Division
Urban Verbs
Fad Gadget
The Cars
The Bees
Bee Gees
The Beatles
The Lovin' Spoonful
Marc Ribot
The Mothers Of Invention

"help me to escape from this lunatic inheritance"


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*In Innocence Uncovered by Elizabeth S. Dodd and Carl E. Findley III, the authors argue that moral innocence ought to be interpreted in terms of illusion and inability. The innocent hold certain illusions about the moral order that make them unable to engage in practices constitutive of the moral community. Specifically, the morally innocent falsely believe that a life of moral purity – that is, a life devoid of wrongdoing – is possible to achieve. This illusion is based on the following three elements characteristic of an immature and rudimentary understanding of moral interaction: the belief that human nature has only a propensity for goodness; the belief that following ethical rules is sufficient to avoid transgressing moral values; and the inability to see oneself as a perpetual source of wrongdoing.


Timing is a key element in one's life. Observing patience while awaiting the most effective and beneficial time to go public with an announcement, revelation or accusation is tantamount to success.

 Position, prosperity, or the type of life lived after committing a crime, undetected or not, means nothing in determining guilt.

The relief and justice brought about by priests outed as pedophiles, employers exposed as discriminating or politicians displaying hypocrisy by touting the moral high-road while covering up immoral practices have no time-limit. A statute of limitations might prevent legal punishment, but the court of public opinion does not close at 5pm.

Trump is the most obvious abuser of these times, if only because of his status, yet others are falling from grace left and right and being removed from prominent positions because of a possibility of guilt -  not a smoking gun. Why - because the person free from wrong-doing is a rare instance. But who wants a possible psychopathic poster model on the team.

 It never mattered that they are real nice because innocence is no barometer for guilt! Starting from the top down, we move on to the next qualified candidate and hope that their humanity, empathy and intelligence outweigh their indiscretions (which are hopefully of the tolerable or benign variety).

When we as a nation start to reward guilt with absolution or advancement and condemn innocence with ridicule or even worse, to ignore the true victim  - we have truly lost our way.

 It's time to take to the streets to vote, protest and bring a peaceful and swift end to this
offensive and corrosive behavior.

Once again,
The whole world is watching!

Dave RFW

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Transmission 7318 - Crate Digging

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Get down on your knees!

Mike Bloomfield, Al Kooper & Steven Stills
Wishbone Ash
Neil Young & Crazy Horse
The Allman Brothers Band

"It Better End Soon My Friend"


Saturday, September 15, 2018

Transmission 7218 - I Like It Like This

~Or That~

The Dave Clark Five
The Contours
Bo Diddly
The Who
Julian Cope
Pere Ubu
The Jam
La Peste
Death From Above 1979
The Kinks
Elvis Presley
The Troggs
The Temptations
Garland Jeffreys
Stevie Wonder



*The Name of the Game was a cool TV series starring
Gene Barry, Robert Stack and Tony Franciosa (all pictured above)
that aired on NBC from 1968 to 1971.

Sunday, September 09, 2018

Transmission 7118 - Automaton

Who made Who?

Terre Haemllitz
The Flaming Lips
Teddy Bears STHLM
Sonic Youth
Crack The Sky
The Bad Plus
Damon Albarn
Flight Of The Conchords
Señor Coconut Y Su Conjunto 
The Saints
The Stranglers
Coptic Rain
Balanescu Orchestra


"We Are The Robots"


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Saturday, September 08, 2018

Transmission 7018 - My, My, My

~Worth The Weight~

Led Zeppelin
Bob Seger & The Last Heard
Todd Rundgren
Joe Bonamassa
Beck, Bogart & Appice
Jeff Beck
Muddy Waters
Stack Waddy
The Rolling Stones

"the only things 
that will sustain are the 
Roll Right Stones"


Friday, September 07, 2018

Transmission 6918 - EFST

(like a)

The Moody Blues
Paul McCartney
The Alan Parsons Project
Pink Floyd
Buffalo Springfield
Bill Nelson
Joe Bonamassa
Lou Reed
Magic Shoppe

"eye can read your mind"


Saturday, September 01, 2018

Transmission 6818 - New Sky Is Falling

They all go in, but they never, never come out again.

Crack The Sky
Cruel Shoes
Bob Marley & The Wailers
Butts Band
Stiff Little Fingers
Ray Charles
Humble Pie
John Mayall with Eric Clapton
Stephen Stills
Neil Young
Buffalo Springfield 

"rise up"


*The story of the character we now call Chicken Little was part of the oral folk tradition and only began to appear in print after the Brothers Grimm had set a European example with their collection of German tales in the early years of the 19th century. One of the earliest to collect tales from Scandinavian sources was Just Mathias Thiele, who in 1823 published an early version of the Henny Penny story in the Danish language. In his untitled account, a nut falls on Kylling Kluk's back and knocks him over. He then goes to each of the other characters, proclaiming that "I think all the world is falling" and setting them all running. The fox Ræv Skræv joins in the flight and, when they reach the wood, eats them one by one. Eventually the tale was translated into English by Benjamin Thorpe and thereafter, many variations have appeared. Comparing the different versions, we find that in the Scots and English stories the animals want "to tell the king" that the skies are falling; while in the American story, as in the Danish, they are not given any specific motivation. In all versions they are eaten by the fox, although in different circumstances.

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Sunday, August 26, 2018

Transmission 6718 - He's A Very Naughty Boy

The Early Bird Gets The Moondog
Delusions of Grandeur

Malcolm Boyd with Charlie Byrd

Act 1
Katia Labeque & Triple Sun
Charlie Parker
Weather Report

Act 2
The Soundtrack Of Our Lives
Roy Buchanan
Terrance Trent D'Arby

Cannonball Adderley

I am the Messiah 
Now fuck off!"


*Our reluctant messiah was played by the late Graham Chapman (January 8 1941 –  October 4, 1989) in a excerpt from the blessedly blasphemous Life of Brian by Monty Python.

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** Malcolm Boyd (June8, 1923 - February 27, 2015) was an American Episcopal priest and author who was active in both the Civil Rights and Anti-Vietnam movements.   

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***Charles Parker Jr. (August 29, 1920 – March 12, 1955), also known as Yardbird and Bird, was an American jazz saxophonist and a leading figure in the development of bebop.

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****Louis Thomas Hardin (May 26, 1916 – September 8, 1999), also known as Moondog, was an American musician, composer, theoretician, poet and inventor of several musical instruments.
He was blind from the age of 16.

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*****Julian Edwin "Cannonball" Adderley (September 15, 1928 – August 8, 1975) was an American jazz alto saxophonist of the hard bop era of the 1950s and 1960s who also made it  to the Fillmore scene with great fusion lps like The Black Messiah .

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******A messiah complex (also known as the Christ complex or savior complex) is a state of mind in which an individual holds a belief that they are destined to become a savior. The term can also refer to a state of mind in which an individual believes that he or she is responsible for saving or assisting others.

The term is not addressed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, as it is not a clinical term nor diagnosable disorder, however, the symptoms of the disorder closely resemble those found in individuals suffering from grandiose delusions.

This form of delusional belief is most often reported in patients suffering from
bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.


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Saturday, August 25, 2018

Transmission 6618 - PUD

~Instant Party~

Bill Summers & His Summers Heat
Primal Scream
David Bowie
Jimi Hendrix
Sly & The Family Stone
Ryuichi Sakamoto
Phil Manzanera



Saturday, August 18, 2018

Transmission 6518 - Plug Me In

~Positive - Negative~

The London Metropolitan Orchestra
 Buddy Miles
Electric Light Orchestra
T. Rex
Bill Nelson's Red Noise
Adrian Belew
Electric Banana
Electric World
Electric Guitars
Electric Sun

"don't touch me"


Friday, August 17, 2018

Transmission 6418 - Walkin' The Dog

~I'll show you how~

Bob Marley & The Wailers
Peter Gabriel
Led Zeppelin
Humble Pie
The Rolling Stones
Pete Townshend
Roger Daltry
Ike & Tina Turner
Creedence Clearwater Revival
Bob Dylan



*The session was slated for midnight, but my guests were running late.The pooches needed to stretch their legs and make a night deposit before turning in! It was worth the wait!

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** Many thanks to Nancy and Tracy for their musical might and extracurricular activities!

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Transmission 6318 - The Stoned Beatles


Brian Sewell
Electric Moon
Ten Years After
Dub Syndicate
Parquet Floors
John Scofield
Adam Rodgers & David Gilmore
The Beatles
The Residents



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Friday, August 10, 2018

Transmission 6218 - RUReady


Grand Funk Railroad
Mott The Hoople
The Firm
Jefferson Airplane
Mick Fleetwood with Peter Green
Lee Renaldo Band featuring J. Mascis
Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation
Guided By Voices
Steve Winwood

"you can trust me all the way"


Sunday, August 05, 2018

Transmission 6118 - Blast Off

~Into The Red~

Sammy Hagar
Leon Russell
Manfred Mann's Earth Band
Jeff Beck
Jimmy Page & Robert Plant
The Doobie Brothers

"I see your sun is going down
I see your wreckage on the ground"


*The cover for Space Hymns, the 1971 lp debut by Ramases,
is one of  the most expansive by Roger Dean,
a 6-panel fold out depicting a church steeple (St George's Church, Stockport)
lifting off into the cosmos!

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Saturday, August 04, 2018

Transmission 6018 - There's No Time

~Like Now~

The Guess Who
Muddy Waters
Sean Tyla
The Blues Magoos
The Cure
Love & Rockets
Black Francis
Tones On Tail
Bob Dylan
Sonny & Cher
The Future Sound Of London
Animal Collective

"I got, got, got, got no time"


Sunday, July 29, 2018

Transmission 5918 - MMM


Jade Warrior
Lyle Lovett
Andy Pratt
Joni Mitchell
John Lee Hooker
Bob Dylan
Leon Russell
The Gun Club
Chris Spedding & Bryan Ferry
Phil Manzanera
Crosby, Stills & Nash
The Allman Brothers Band

"get up"


Saturday, July 28, 2018

Transmission 5818 - Cheap Date

~The snack bar is now closed~

David Bowie
The Move
Creedence Clearwater Revival
John Lennon
Yoko Ono featuring The Brother Brothers
P.M. Dawn
Yellow Magic Orchestra
Yoshihiro Hano
Sketch Show
Nina Hagen
Dos Dragsters
The Beach Boys

"I'll be right over, gonna 
Take You To The Movies Tonight "


"Suzy Creamcheese, honey, what's got into ya?"
Frank Zappa

Friday, July 27, 2018

Transmission 5718 - B A B Y

The Adult Variety

Danko Jones
The Wildhearts
Baby Woodrose
Little Richard
Simon & Garfunkel
The Beatles
Big Star
Dwight Twilley Band
Pete Townshend & Ronnie Lane
Fleetwood Mac
Arthur "Big Boy" Cruddup
Bonnie Raitt
Led Zeppelin
Robert Plant & Allison Krauss
The Pretenders
David Bowie
The Cure
The Black Keys
Popa Chubby
Bob Dylan
Ike & Tina Turner
Jimi Hendrix
Nona Hendryx
Marvin Gaye
Boz Scaggs
Frank Sinatra


"Baby It's You"


Saturday, July 21, 2018

Transmission 5618 - The Disaster Returns


Detroit Court
Gang Of Four
Bush Tetras
Deli Creeps
Bill Withers
Howlin' Wolf
The Bees
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Detroit with Mitch Ryder
Frigid Pink
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones

"Moanin' and Groanin'


Friday, July 13, 2018

Transmission 5518 - Come In Colours

Right Now
Over Me!

The Rolling Stones
Uriah Heep
Haruomi Hosono
Anthony Gomes
Danny Gatton, Bobby Watson, Roy Hargrove, Joshua Redman
Henry Kaiser & Knut Reiersrud
Hiro Yanigida
Luke Haines
New York Dolls
Simon Love

"like the sun, the Rainbow Children rise"


Friday, July 06, 2018

Transmission 5418 - Relations

Connect the dots.

Kris Kristoferson
Janis Joplin
Paul Rodgers
Andy Frasier
Chris Youlden
Savoy Brown
Jim James
My Morning Jacket
Tony McPhee

"Busted flat in Baton Rouge, 
headin' for the train"


Thursday, July 05, 2018

Transmission 5318 - Forgotten (Glitterfish)

Neglected no-more!

The Monkees
Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks
The Rolling Stones
Kieth Richards
The Clash
Linton Kwesi Johnson
Grace Jones
Pere Ubu
Elvis Costello

"I keep thinking of you
and with that voodoo
what can I do?"


My Grandfather's Fish by Duncan Dana

*My Grandfather's Fish, by my close-friend and talented artist Duncan Dana is made from shells from Little Harbor, MA, a bad disco dress, and the blue beads from a Chippendale Stripper. Knowing DD, It sounds to me that there likely is a story there.

Sunday, July 01, 2018

Transmission 5218 - Inspired By Dreams

Deep Asleep

Jimi Hendrix Experience
Emerson, Lake & Palmer
La Dusseldorf
David Cross
Barclay James Harvest

"the sky's on fire from the nuclear blast"


Saturday, June 30, 2018

Transmission 5118 - Matches

Made in heaven?

Pink Floyd
David Bowie
The Pretty Things
Jefferson Airplane
The Flaming Lips
Marilyn Manson
John Cale
Lou Reed
Gov't Mule

"On satin plates
Young maidens wait
To be devoured in the glare of the moon"


Friday, June 29, 2018

Transmission 5018 - F F F

Friday Fun

Peter Banks
Robert Calvert
The Mars Volta

"we must join the supersonic race"


Saturday, June 23, 2018

Transmission 4918 - Rookie Rush

Adrenaline pumping!

The Rolling Stones
Savoy Brown
The Bees
The Left Banke
Jason Faulkner
King Biscuit Boy
Rick Derringer
Jeff Beck
White Denim
ZZ Top
Frank Zappa
Living Colour


"that's all I need to get groovy"


Monday, June 18, 2018

Transmission 4818 - They Say It's

Another Day

Paul McCartney
and wild Surprise Birthday Party entertainment by
Howlin' Rain

"are you afraid 
is it true?"


Saturday, June 16, 2018

Transmission 4718 - Getting Sloppy

Sprinkle a little more over > hear 

Humble Pie
Primal Scream
Led Zeppelin
Howlin' Rain
The Black Crowes
Loggins & Messina
Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Richard & Linda Thompson
David Byrne
P.M. Dawn

"why do I keep Fuckin' Up?


Friday, June 15, 2018

Transmission 4618 - Let It Fly


Dave Fiuczynski
Funkadelic remixed by Moodyman
Bill Laswell Axiom Funk
Boy Azooga
Haruomi Hosono
Ryuichi Sakamoto & Thomas Dolby
Robert Palmer
Gary Numan
Nine Inch Nails
Steve Miller Band

"let me live my life the way I want to"


*The 1995 Nothing Records debut lp by Prick was indeed co-produced by Trent Rezner and Warne Livesey! Many thanks Kevin McMahon.

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