Friday, June 26, 2009

RFW Flashback

When I heard the news of Michael Jackson's death, I immediately thought of the great musical loss we had collectively experienced. Upon turning on the television, I was barraged with reports of his oddities, eccentricities, abuses, indictments, addictions.........and - oh yea, he was The King Of Pop. Remembering that I wrote about this very subject on an old RFW post, I went back and reviewed my words from August 7, 2007. They still speak volumes for the state of our culture. While not condoning or condemning him for any of the personal events of his life, I will remember him for his unique talent and all the great songs he wrote and/or sang. Beat It Michael!
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Transmission 15507

What makes people allow themselves to go through the kind of drastic changes that Michael Jackson submitted himself to endure? Non-stop plastic surgery, skin bleaching and wardrobe choices now seem minor compared to the whole pedophilia situation. The thing that really bums me out is when people talk about him now, most of the time it has nothing to do with music. The reality is that so much bad water has passed under the bridge, he can never hope to get close to where he could have or should have been. That is a real shame. His body of work can no longer speak for itself without the freaked out image creeping into view. At least for today, we will succumb to selective amnesia and dance to a set of MJ including The Jackson 5, Jennifer Batten and a great tune from Dangerous. Also included are selections from Prince, Living Colour, Spaceways Incorporated, Billy Martin & John Medeski, David Sylvian & Ryuichi Sakamoto, We Are Frank Chicken, Jeff Beck, Jeff Parker and Jeff Tweedy!

T15507 is a 56.3MB 128k mp3 1:01:33 in length made loud to be played loud!

"I love you baby, but not like I love my guitar"

RFW

Friday, June 19, 2009

RFW FLASHBACK

This RFW HAL Transmission was our Father's Day special back in June of 2007. It was a special show then and deserves to be listened to again. Happy Father's Day to you and your Dad!
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HAL41 - WHO'S YOUR DADDY?

We celebrate all things Dad during this Father's Day special! Enjoy the paternal based sounds of Secret Machines, Steely Dan, Cheap Trick, The Nice, Golden Earring, Janis Joplin, Gnarls Barkley, The Mothers Of Invention, Bill Withers, Drive By Truckers, Randy Newman, Johnny Thunders, The Rolling Stones, Queen, Cul De Sac, Can, Don " Sugarcane" Harris, The Winstons, Elton John, James Brown and The Temptations!

HAL41 is a 2 part 128k mp3 made loud to be played loud!

Part 1 is 56.4MB and 1:01:36 in length.

Part 2 is 58.2MB and 1:03:39 in length.

"Papa Was A Rolling Stone, wherever he laid his hat was his home"

RFW

Today's show is dedicated to my father, Lavern Curtis Wohlman, who passed away several years back. That's him pictured above in the far right of the second row, playing the trombone in his Navy band! I miss him and think about him every day! This is for you pop!





Saturday, June 13, 2009

Transmission 709

Here's a shake'n show, perfectly crispy, yet still juicy and under 500 calories! Get baked with The Mars Volta, El Groupo Nuevo de Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, Men/Women & Children, Rush, Johnny Otis, R.L. Burnside, Danko Jones, Kasenetz-Katz, Ken Boothe & Prince Jammy, Public Image Ltd., Faust and Silberbart. And I helped.

T709 is a 56.5mb 128k mp3 1:01:44 in length made loud to be played loud!

"you gotta shake that thing"

RFW

Saturday, June 06, 2009

Transmission 609

Certain to satisfy your sugar cravings, enjoy these musical confections from Arthur Conley, Otis Redding, The Wailing Souls, The Chocolate Watchband, Sweet Cherry, The Bees, Sweet Thursday, Badfinger, Sweetwater, Brownsville Station, Sweet, Galactic and Sweet Smoke. One lump or two?

T609 is a 58.6mb 128k mp3 1:04:04 in length made loud to be played loud!

"do you like good music"

RFW

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