Friday, December 28, 2012


Transmission 12812

This was a regular scene in my bedroom in 1972 - listening to my favorite new music and dreaming that Bridget was there with me! Fast forward 40 years and I'm still dreaming and always listening - here are a few of my favorite latest things from Gary Clark Jr., Jack White, Soundgarden. Green Day, Bruce Springsteen,  Bonnie Raitt, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Ulver, Bruno Mars, Jimmy Cliff, The Orb with Lee "Scratch" Perry, Jaribu Afrobeat Arkestra, Simian Mobile Disco, School Of Seven Bells, How To Destroy Monsters and Hot Chip!

T12812 is a 71.8mb 128k mp3 1:18:29 in length made loud to be played louder!

"I'm Numb"

RFW

Saturday, December 22, 2012


Transmission 12712

Santa is smokin' and rockin' with his pipe (no doubt a blend of frankincense, myrrh and the mystery Christmas herb) in hand - his headphones high - and a sack full of tunes from Frank Sinatra, Black Nights, The Len Price 3, The Ventures, XTC, The Fleshtones, The Fab Four, The Beatles, Tom McRae, The Polyphonic Spree, Sting, Cheapskates, Home T & Trinity, B.B. King, Bob Dylan, John Lee Hooker, Riff Ruffin, The Mermen, Jeff & Jane Hudson, Esquivel, The Residents, Patti Page, Little Joey Farr, Kaye Martin & Her Bodyguards, Akim & The Teddy Van Production Company, Fat Daddy, John Zorn & The Dreamers, Bee Gees, Corey Lelland, Roy Buchanan, My Morning Jacket, Johnny Cash and Siouxsie & The Banshees!

T12712 is two-part 128k mp3.

Part 1 is 55.3mb and 1:00:29 in length!

Part 2 is 59.8mb and 1:05:20 in length!

"simply having a Wonderful Christmas-time"

RFW


Sunday, December 16, 2012


RWF Rewind

Adding new and old Christmas Music into The Archives is an around-the-year obsession, as is the construction of the Annual RFW Christmas Show. I have been making these Holiday Mixes for friends and family for decades and now you are a part of that disingished group of deviant elves.

In case you have missed a few of the earlier Holiday Transmissions, I'll post one of these ghosts of Christmas' past each day - culminating on Saturday with the gifting of the 2012 Yuletide Spectacular!

"War Is Over If You Want It!"

RFW













Saturday, December 15, 2012


Transmission 12612

Running on instinct - primal - wet - as if we were...(teddybears?). Doing it puppy style like bunnys with The Tubes, ZZ Top, Nine Inch Nails, Adam & The Ants, Boards Of Canada, Adrian Belew, Green Day, Dead Kennedys, Babyshambles, The Jesus & Mary Chain, Julian Cope and Prince!

T12612 is a 59.7mb128k mp3 1:05:12 in length made hard to be played harder!

"I want to say all those things (those dirty things), that would be better unsaid"

RFW

Friday, December 14, 2012


Transmission 12512

Change is inevitable - sometimes it is a choice, often it is thrust upon us and in most cases we are swept along in it's powerful current. Climb up and be changed by Sam Cooke, Tom Waits, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Stephen Stills, Peter Wolf, The Black Seeds, Jimi Hendrix with Buddy Miles, Y&T, Vains Of Jenna, Chis Harvey Trio, Paul McCartney, The Thrills, John Fox & The Maths, The Doors and The Who!

T12512 is a 61.2mb 128k mp3 1:06:51 in length made loud to be played louder!

"see me change"

RFW

Saturday, December 08, 2012


Transmission 12412

It never failed, whenever I braved the floor in my concert past - I inevitably had in front of me the tall guy with the big afro or the short stocky sweaty guy with his crazed breast-bearing fist-pumping girlfriend on his shoulders. But in this case, it's worth getting real close to hear Neil Young & Crazy Horse, David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, Robert Plant, Cream, The Rolling Stones and King Crimson!

T12412 is a 54.9mb 128k mp3 1:00:03 in length made loud to be played loud! 

RFW

Friday, December 07, 2012


Transmission 12312

 It's big and you get more of it for your buck - so let's get bangin' with Frank Sinatra, The Archies, The Creation, Blur, Jimmy Cliff, Mark Ronson & The Business, Al Anderson, UK Squeeze, Monophonics, Humble Pie, The Wildhearts, Shanka Ponk, Free Energy, Art Brut, Streak, Wolf Parade and Dirty Pretty Things!

T2312 is a 64.1mb 128k mp3 1:10:03 in length made loud to be played louder!

"my baby shot me down"

RFW



Sunday, December 02, 2012


Transmission 12212

Hitting the floor with a good partner is exciting, fun, sexy and stimulating - but every now and again it's cool to summon up your inner-Travolta and pull a few solo moves. Either way, Dance to the beat of David Bowie, Talking Heads, Axiom Funk, Roxy Music, Madonna, The Rolling Stones, Cristina, Donna Summer, Cornelius and !!! - turn this up!

T12212 is a 55.3mb 128k mp3 1:00:26 in length made loud to be danced to louder!

"Dance Away the heartache"

RFW

*C.J. Wohlman is caught in the act of  stealing the scene with the double-bump on the good-foot and a series of other  feats of  rhythym and dexterity at a 2011 wedding in Boston. If he was eighteen (instead of 12 at the time), he could have left with the bridesmaid of his choice.


Saturday, December 01, 2012


Transmission  T12112

This cold and windy 1st day of December on the Pacific Northwest Coast gives us the perfect opportunity to stay under the covers with The Frowning Clouds, The Guild, Slaraffenland, James Taylor, Gene, Denny Laine, Jamie Hoover, Mitch Easter, Half Japanese, Racebannon, Giant Squid, Alien Sex Fiend and Stardeath & White Dwarfs!

T12112 is a 58.4mb 128k mp3 1:03:52 in length made loud to be played louder!

"if you're listening late at night, you may think the band are not quite right"

RFW

Sunday, November 25, 2012


Transmission 12012

We start off in church and then take a Sunday Stroll in the Wohlman Archives with offerings from The Horace Family, P.M. Dawn, Bran Van 3000 featuring Curtis Mayfield, Gary Clark Jr., Albert Collins, Jimi Hendrix, The Raconteurs, Billy Bragg & Wilco, Elton John, Randy Newman and some live Pearl Jam!

T12012 is a 58.9mb 128k mp3 1:04:25 in length made loud to be played louder!

"God Is Going To Dry My Weeping Eyes"

RFW

*"Jesus wept." is no less moving by having the distinction of being the shortest verse in the King James Version of the Bible, as well as many other versions. You can read yourself in the Gospel of John, chapter 11, verse 35.



Saturday, November 24, 2012


Transmission 11912

As basic a need as sleep, food or water. To give it lovingly can be rapturous. To deprive someone of it is more psychologically torturous than any physical pain. Touch and be touched by Ian Astbury, The Doors, The Cars, AC/DC, Arrow, Hot Chip, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Peter Gabriel, Spirit, James Brown, LCD Soundsystem, Buzzcocks and The Tubes!

T11912 is a 59.4mb 128k mp3 1:04:54 in length made loud to be played louder!

"I need contact"

RFW


Friday, November 23, 2012


Transmission 11812

On Thanksgiving, people give thanks to God for what they have. On the following day, they lose their heads in a shopping frenzy and kick the almighty shit out of their neighbors for what they want! Take advantage of the huge savings on Steely Dan, Wild Flag, Ian Hunter, Fleetwood Mac, Gary Clark Jr., The Black Keys, Prince, The Kinks, Los Bravos, Wilco, David Bowie, The Anderson Council, Genesis, Audra Mae & The Almighty Sound, Underdogs and Medeski/Martin & Wood!

T11812 is a 66.9mb 128k mp3 1:13:09 in length made loud to be played louder!

"when Black Friday comes I'll stand down by the door, and catch all the grey men when they dive from the 14th floor"

RFW

Thursday, November 22, 2012


Transmission 11712

From the wonderfully dysfunctional RFW Family to yours - Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy this holiday feast with John Zorn, Hoodoo Gurus, ZZ Top, Hot Chip, Donna Summer, David Byrne & St. Vincent, Wolf Parade, Diagram Brothers, Black Uhuru, Carl Stalling, Bo Carter & The Mississippi Sheiks, Frank Zappa & The Mothers and City Boy! I'm hungry, your hungry, we're all hungry - so - let's eat (and he said the word)!

T11712 is a 60.6mb 128k mp3 1:06:13 in length made deliciously to be eaten hungrily! 

"you're my Turkey Dinner"

RFW

Saturday, November 17, 2012


Transmission 11612

No, not that Solo (although he was the coolest), solo music from Keith Richards, Mick Jagger, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Robert Fripp, Daryl Hall and McDonald & Giles!

T11612 is a 59.3mb 128k mp3 1:04:50 in length made loud to be played alone!

"You Just Don't Move Me anymore"

RFW

*Robert Vaughn played the role of Napoleon Solo and was the titular "Man From U.N.C.L.E.", partner of David McCallum's Illya Kuryakin and Agent One in Sector Two of the United Network Command for Law and Enforcement in their 4 season battle against the evils of T.H.R.U.S.H. and their never-ending attempts at world-domination from 1964 to 1968. At 8 years old - I wanted to be him so bad!

Friday, November 16, 2012


Transmission 11512

To make a true comparison, one must have two or more like items! This is not the case with this collection of apples and oranges including The Apples In Stereo, The Mothers of Invention, Sreamin' Jay Hawkins and The Chemical Brothers!

T11512 is 58.6amb 128k mp3 1:04:05 in length made loud to be played louder!

"she's telling lies"

RFW



Monday, November 12, 2012





RFW Rewind

In honor of Veteran's Day and the courageous men and women that have fought in past and present wars and those that might fight in (hopefully never to come) future wars, RFW respectfully rewinds to The Apocalypse End . This is a 2007 remixed update of HAL2, which was originally posted on RFW on October 5, 2006. It is a set I have been perfecting since 1979, this now being the ultimate version.

Today's show stars The Doors, The Clash, The Stooges, The New York Dolls, Jimi Hendrix, John Lennon, Nico, Buckethead, Patrick Gleeson, Richard Beggs, Bernard L. Krause, Mickey Hart, Airto Moriera, Martin Sheen, Robert Duvall, Marlon Brando and an incredibly talented supporting cast of musicians, actors, editors and recordists.

The Apocalypse End is a 111MB 256K mp3 1:00:53 in length made loud to be played louder!

"the horror"

RFW

* The following is from the the original HAL 2 post - the words still ring true.

"Apocalypse Now" almost cost director Francis Ford Coppola his life! It gave to the world a night-fever look at the underbelly of the Vietnam War and burned phrases like "terminate with extreme prejudice" and "I love the smell of napalm in the morning" into our collective brain.

It's Original Soundtrack is one of the best examples of the marriage of music and cinema. Constructed by Coppola and his father Carmine Coppola, the use of "The End" is so effectively intertwined with the ominous sound of Patrick Gleeson's moog helicopters in the distance that it never fails to invoke chills and visions of the ravaged fields of Vietnam under heavy attack - the flames, the smoke, the sounds and Jim Morrison's dark poetry all synchronized together by them like master-magicians. Francis, I'm still stunned and amazed.

If it has been awhile or if by any chance you have never seen "Apocalypse Now", "Apocalypse Now Redux" or the equally compelling documentary by Eleanor Coppolla "Hearts Of Darkness :A Filmaker's Apocalypse", I recommend that you make it a point to do it today or soon.



Sunday, November 11, 2012


Transmission 11412

Bepo and Geeto Mongol have nothing on the Champion Tag-Team of RFW and you! Step in the musical squared-circle and take on the formidable talents of Angelo Badalamenti & David Lynch, Peter Blegvad & Andy Partridge, Otis Spann & Fleetwood Mac, Chrissie Hynde & Chris Spedding, Tortoise & Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Richard & Linda Thompson, Travis & Fripp, Diplo & Datsik, Billy Martin & John Medeski, Kasenetz & Katz, Mad Professor & Jah Shaker and Ryuichi Sakamoto & David Sylvian!

T11412 is a mb 128k mp3 1:00:00 in length made loud to be played louder!

"clean out your bin and shove it in"

RFW

Saturday, November 10, 2012


Transmission 11312

An "atinomicaly" correct Bono action figure is just one of the huge highlights of this musical diversion! Play along with Macy Gray, Stevie Wonder, Lucky Peterson, The Monkees, The Dave Pike Set, Richard Wright, U2, PIL, Jah Wobble & The Edge and one with Jah and Keith Levine, Yim Yames and George Harrison!

T11312 is a 59.1mb 128k mp3 1:04:36 in length made loud to be played louder!

"wicked"

RFW

*U2 Toys, as heard on the legendary KOME Blazy & Bob Show, was writtien and produced by my old friend and radio brother Jeff Blazy and featured Jeff, Pam (Strickler) Wohlman and myself as the precocious U2 obsessed kids! Those were some of the greatest years I have ever had in radio - I love you guys (and girls)!

Thursday, November 08, 2012



Transmission 11212

I am an unabashed Bond fan, ever since Sean and Ursula battled Dr. No, I have been hooked on Mr. Flemming's flawed assassin. Daniel Craig gives Mr. Connery a run for the money and leaves everyone in between behind in a cloud of Aston Martin dust . The Bond girls continue to serve as a fantasy of provocatively named faces and flesh and although not all of the chicks and flicks glitter like gold - many of the theme songs have withstood the test of time. In celebration of today's release of Skyfall - we start with a set that would make Oddjob throw his hat in the air and Jaws flash that metallic grin. Get into the 007 of it all with Moby, Jack White & Alicia Keys, Magazine and Garbage.




The action continues with a family-tree including Warsaw, Joy Division, New Order and Bad Lieutenant followed by the guitar-funk of Gary Clark Jr.,Vernon Reid and Jef Lee Johnson. We end with a lamb in Rael's clothing on a hill as performed by Genesis, Steve Hackett and Peter Gabriel.





T11212 is a 65.1mb 128k mp3 1:11:12 made loud to be shaken not stirred!

"Bond, James Bond"

RFW


Sunday, November 04, 2012


Transmission 11112

It's been awhile since I have done an all vinyl RFW Transmission - so let's tiptoe through the Archives at both 33 and 45 RPM and let the needle lead us to The Rolling Stones, Otis Redding, Muddy Waters, Foghat, Savoy Brown, Howlin' Wolf, City Boy, Michael Fennelly, David Werner, Be Bop Deluxe, A Flock Of Seagull, Duran Duran and Geils. Take this - SNAP! - CRACKLE! - POP! - WARP!

T1112 will be a 55.6mb 128k mp3 1:00:44 in length made loud to be played louder!

"don't hang around 'cause two's a crowd"

RFW


Saturday, November 03, 2012


Transmission 11012

Learning to live in harmony with Don, Phil, love, flesh and Mother Nature - mesh with The Everly Brothers, Procol Harum, Calvin Boze, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, The Pointer Sisters, Prince, Hot Chip, The Voltaire Brothers, Haruomi Hosono, 10cc, Faces, Jane's Addiction and Roxy Music!

T11012 is a 63.3mb 128k mp3 1:09:09 in length made loud to be played louder!

"I die each time I hear this sound"

RFW


Transmission 10912

It's OK to be late, especially in The Wohlman Archives. Don't rush with Menehan Street Band, Peter Gabriel, Uppsala, The Sufis, Lee"Scratch" Perry & ERM, The English Beat, Symphonic IV, Pheramones and Beck reworking Phllip Glass!

T10912 is a 57.8mb 128k mp3 1:03:09 in length made loud to be played louder!

"drift gently into mental illness"

RFW

Wednesday, October 31, 2012


Transmission 10812

This timely blood-curdling cry in the night will send the frighteningly horrific RFW chills up your spine that you so wickedly deserve on this All Hallows Evening! Get tricked with treats from Garland Jeffreys, Naked City, Grand Theft, Blue Oyster Cult, The Primevils, (Fred)Waring's Pennsylvanians, Billy Fay, Black Flag, Ralph Nielson & The Chancellors, My Morning Jacket, David Bowie, Michael and Janet Jackson, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee and Syd's Pink Floyd!

T10812 is a 60.1mb 128k mp3 1:05:42 in length made loud to be played louder!

"I hear a scream in the night"

RFW

* "I Scream, You Scream (We All Scream For Ice Cream)" was a top 10 hit for (Fred) Warring's Pennsyvlanians that was written by Billy Moll, Howard Johnson (no - not that Howard Johnson) and Robert King.

Sunday, October 28, 2012


Transmission 10712

A 4 Act Play inspired by Pablo Picasso, Merete Smith and the potentially addictive emotion of longing and hoping.

Act 1 - Catch It By The Tail grabs you with Prefab Sprout, Tuxedomoon, Sean Lennon, The Sound, U2 and Deerhunter.

Act 2 - Makes You Want What You Can't Have is tempting because of The Mighty Diamonds, Betty Davis, The O'Jays, James Brown, Donna Summer and Jimi Hendrix.

Act 3 - A Self-Serving Creature changes your mind by sounding the The Crystals, Devo, Bjork, New Dawn, 999 and Zior.

Act 4 - Desire Is A Form Of Bondage ties things up with Alejandro Escovedo, The Black Keys, Dan Auerbach, Muse, Tame Impala and Fifty Foot Hose!

T10712 is a 2-Part 128k mp3 made loud to be played louder!

Part 1 is 56.1mb and 1:01:21 in length!

Part 2 is 54.4mb and 59:29 in length!

"I've got six things on my mind, and you're no longer one of them"

RFW

* "Desire Caught By The Tail" is a surrealistic play written by Pablo Picasso in 1941.

** Merete Smith, a woman well versed in the subject of desire and one of my best and trusted friends, gets the coveted RFW Executive Director title for her thematic influence! Thanks M!



Saturday, October 27, 2012


Transmission 10612

The more you dig it, the deeper you get - become whole with the help of Black Sabbath, The Beatles, The Police, The Bees, Ulver, Jefferson Airplane, The Left Banke, The Raconteurs, The Who, The Rolling Stones, Neil Diamond, The Monkees, Deep Purple and Neil Young & Crazy Horse!

T10612 is a 66.1mb 128k mp3 1:12:14 in length made loud to be played louder!

"here they come from a hole in the back of my head"

RFW

Sunday, October 21, 2012


Transmission 10512

Plug into an Atom powered session with Thom Yorke, Radiq, Forss, Nine Horses, Blondie, Quando Quango, British Sea Power, Secret Machines and Brain Donor!

T10512 is a 51.7mb 128k mp3 56:30 in length made loud to be played louder!

"pushing your consciousness deep into every Atom And Cell"

RFW


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