Saturday, March 31, 2012


Transmission 2712

Eat these and try to whistle along to Jack White, White Strips, Black Keys, Dr. John, Bruce Springsteen, Patti Smith, Greg Allman, Small Faces, Faces, Donovan, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beastie Boys, Laura Nyro and Guns 'n' Roses!

T2712 is 60.9mb 128k mp3 1:06:31 in length made loud to be played louder!

"there's a new day coming"

RFW

Sunday, March 25, 2012


Transmission 2612

This dawn session produced a soundtrack for that all-so-important occasional therapeutic psychic remix. Make a mental change with the help of The Mars Volta, Mouse On Mars, Radiohead, Battles, The Moody Blues, Bob Dylan, Lyle Lovett, Annie Lennox, Aretha Franklin, Cher, Theophilus London, Marvin Gaye and Prince!

T2612 is a 59.2mb 128k mp3 1:04:40 in length made loud to be played loud!

"I don't want to see you go, oh you had better Go Now!"


RFW


Saturday, March 24, 2012


Transmission 2512

It's a free-for-all in The Wohlman Archives and the random selections fit like a glove. Let's turn back the Wheel Of Time for some Joe Walsh, Jellyfish, Cheap Trick, Television, The Sisters Of Mercy, Marilyn Manson, Jules Shear, Small Faces, Smashing Pumpkins, David Bowie and Love & Rockets!

T2512 is a 61.2mb 128k mp3 1:06:56 in length made loud to be played louder!

"this chaos is killing me, so bye bye love"

RFW


Transmission 2412

A House can never really be a home when you live alone - supplying the musical roof over your head you'll find Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band, Jimi Hendrix Experience, Talking Heads, Butch Walker, Red Guitars, The David Sylvian/Robert Fripp Band, solo Fripp, The Kinks, Frijid Pink, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Abe Vigoda, Human Sexual Response and Motley Crue!

T2412 is a 53.6mb 128k mp3 58:35 in length made loud to be played loud!

"I'm moving into the house of love"

RFW

Sunday, March 18, 2012


Transmission 2312

Radio Free Wohlman loves girls - women of all types, colors and sizes. But for the sake of musicality - today we focus on those that are skinny (thin) or fat (big) - both being endearing, alluring and beautiful. Weighing in on the subject is Iggy Pop, The Real Kids, The Rolling Stones, Johnny Winter, Joe Tex, Syl Johnson, Geechie Wiley, North Mississippi All-Stars, Dot, Rockpile, U2, Chuck Higgins, Bobby Freeman, Lloydie & The Lowbites, Brian Eno and Queen!

T2312 is a 54.3mb 128k mp3 59:21 in length made loud to be played louder!

"you're somebody to talk to and I like to look at you""

RFW

Friday, March 16, 2012



Transmission 2212

Derek Michael Wohlman (pictured above with Rochelle) makes a birthday cameo and runs amuck in The Wohlman Archives. Blow out the candles with Sublime, Bill Laswel & Jah Wobble, Bob Marley, Led Zeppelin, The Doors, Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix and The Beatles!

T2212 is a 58.6mb 128k mp3 1:04:01 in length made loud to be played louder!

"well you may be a lover, but you aint no dancer"

RFW

*March 16th, 1988 was the day that Derek came into my life - it has been an experience. He was a beautiful boy that became a great kid, who turned into a pain-in-the ass-teenager and is now a man that makes me proud - I love you D - Happy Birthday!




Turn it up amigo!

Sunday, March 11, 2012


Transmission 2112

The first time I saw him with the Edgar Winter Group - I left the show with my ears ringing and a huge impression. Then it was his band Montrose featuring a young Sammy Hagar opening a triple bill of Humble Pie and Spooky Tooth - ferocious! Gamma was next - and they shredded! Years later, I moved to the San Fransisco/San Jose Bay Area and had the privilege to become friends. I found that his character and gentleness surpassed his obvious musical talents. Ronald Douglas "Ronnie" Montrose will be missed by RFW and fans around the world.

The second set is extraneous only since the songs do not pertain to Ronnie, but they captured my present day sentiments perfectly - guarded optimism and genuine love. Thanks to Rod Stewart, Boxer, Nutz, David Werner, Marvin Gaye and Peter Gabriel & Kate Bush!

T2112 is mb 128k 60.1mp3 1:05:41 in length made loud to be played louder!

"I believe there is a place for us"

RFW

*You can check out the amazing discography of Ronnie Montrose here - real Rock Ear Candy!

Saturday, March 10, 2012


Transmission 2012

Black is the color that does not emit or reflect light in any part of the visible spectrum - therefore it is metaphorically used to denote things of a dark nature - it is also beautiful when the subject of songs by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Ministry, Don Crawford, Humble Pie, Paris, Kiss, Wayne Shorter, Bee Gees, Blind Blake, Nick Drake, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Fleetwood Mac, The Rolling Stones, Todd Rundgen & Utopia, Tom Waits, Steely Dan, Lord Sitar, Ethal Waters, Louis Armstrong, IamOmni, Dr. John, Big Brother & The Holding Company, Miles Davis, James Brown, Ken Boothe, Billy Paul, Elvis Costello, The Beatles, Ben Harper & The Restless 7, Was (Not Was) and Queen!

T2012 is a 2-part 128k mp3!

Part 1 is 55.8mb and 1:01:02 in length!

Part 2 is 64.8mb 1:10:49 in length!

"Baby's In Black and I'm feelin' blue!

RFW



I did not get to this one in the Transmission - but it would not be Black enough without it!



Transmission 1912

Hold on - musical help is on the way from Plastic Ono Band, Big Star, Alive 'n' Kicking, Crack The Sky, Hot Chip, SBTRK, Yes, Pearl Jam, Les Fluer De Lys, The Rascals, Tom Waits, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Toots & The Maytals, Bernie Worrell, The Monkees, The Rationals and Sam & Dave!

T1912 is a 64.6mb 128k mp3 1:10:37 in length made loud to be played louder! 

"I love you so much that I can't let go"

RFW

Sunday, March 04, 2012


Transmission 1812

"Prayer" - spiritual communication. Like music, it is universal - not the exclusive right or practise of any person, race or religion. To reach within and without - prayer is based on faith - which is in turn a belief that positive change can occur thru positive thoughts. Projecting love and humility - returns love and humility. Today RFW along with The Beach Boys, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Spooky Tooth & Pierre Henry, T.L. Barrett and the Youth For Christ Choir, Marie McAuliffe, Earthless and the Axiom Funk collective prays for you and with you!

T1812 of RFW is a 67mb 128k mp3 1:13:11 in length made loud to be played louder!

"and now I lay me down to sleep, I pray my soul the music will keep"

RFW


*A special RFW prayer goes out to the spirit, family, friends and fans of Ronnie Montrose who has passed after a battle with cancer. Look for a Montrose tribute on RFW soon. You will be missed old friend!

Saturday, March 03, 2012


Transmission 1712

Prepare your self for the worst and most crazy Transmission of RFW in years - but it does contain the killer sounds of Aletha & The Memories, 10cc, Ripley's Believe It Or Not, Mel Brooks by way of the OST of The 12 Chairs, Burning Spear, Magazine, Alice Cooper, Gov't Mule, Supertramp and the triumphant return of Neil Young & Crazy Horse!

T1712 is a 58.3mb 128k mp3 1:03:46 in length made loud to be played loud!

"is the nightmare black or are the windows painted?"

RFW




"He came dancing across the water

With his Galleons and his Guns

Looking for the New World

In that Palace in the Sun...."

After being repulsed by the Aztecs, Hernan Cortez beat a quick path back across the seas to Spain, where he spun wild lies about Montezuma and his followers.

He told the King and Queen of Spain that the Aztecs hungered for CONVERSION to CHRISTIANITY and that Montezuma was against them, so they STONED him to death.....

Cortez told them of all the Gold and treasure there, just waiting to fill the Spanish coffers....

He was awarded a new fleet, one far larger.....

He returned to Mexico with a VENGEANCE..

He knew his men would rebel if they knew his plans....

There had been a Smallpox outbreak in Spain...

Cortez had brought along Smallpox infected goods to trade with the Aztecs...

He scuttled and burned his fleet upon arrival...

Made false peace with the Aztecs...

Waited for them to become SICK...
Then ATTACKED....

"On the shore lay MONTEZUMA

With his Coca leaves and his Pearls

In his halls he often wondered

of the secrets of the worlds.."

The GODS had indeed returned, hungry for everything that they could get their hands on.

Cortez refused to communicate with Spain until he had wiped out most of the Aztecs and sent the rest running through the jungles.

TEOTIHUACAN was his....

"And his subjects gathered 'round him

Like leaves around a tree

In their clothes of many colors

for the Angry Gods to see

And the women were all beautiful

and the men stood straight and strong

They offered life in Sacrifice

So that others could go on..."

Cortez is really responsible for most of what has been said about Ritual and sacrifice at TEOTIHUACAN.

He had every reason to make the stories as gory and bloody as possible.

He needed the complicity of the Church to complete what he had started.

He needed RELIGION to placate and confuse those thousands he had taken hostage...

"Hate was just a LEGEND

And WAR was never known

The people worked together

And they lifted many stones..."

The version we have of MONTEZUMA is incorrect.

He has been painted by historians as a weak-willed individual that had no idea how to effectively govern when just the opposite is true.

He UNITED all the various Aztec/Mayan/Toltec/Zapotec City-States...

Centralized government....

Increased TRADE and AGRICULTURE....

His people were QUITE happy with him before the Spanish arrived, in fact, he was considered to be a Demi-God...

He was BLINDED by Religion and Superstition only.

"They carried them to the flatlands

And they died along the way

But they built up with their bare hands

what we can't do today...."

"And I know she's still living there

And she loves me to this day

I still can't remember when

Or HOW I lost my way

He came dancin' across the water

Cortez, Cortez

What a Killer...."

He wiped out an EMPIRE of peaceful people...

And NEVER knew peace again...


* During the Transmission, I mentioned that my beautiful wife Pam and I celebrated Alice Cooper's birthday with him in his tour bus parked behind the Warfield Theater in San Francisco on April 6th, 1990. One of the most surreal moments in my long strange trip of a career was me singing to Alice standing around a Coffin Cake .What made the post-concert party even more unreal was the fact that Boston Radio Legend and fellow WBCN Alumni Maxanne Satori was there for the festivities (I believe she had a gig in Monterrey at the time). I was Maxanne's Listener Line and In-Studio Intern in 1974 when I was a fledgling broadcasting school student with stars in his eyes and she was one of the main reasons I do what has now been my career for 39 years. To be with the woman I loved the most -Pam, the woman that infuenced me most - Maxanne and the woman that that wasn't really a woman who's albums I worship the most - Alice all at the same time was emotionally orgasmic! Thanks for the invite Alice!



RFW with Pam and Alice - a night I will never forget!



Maxanne Satori - My teenage WBCN Afternoon Drive Rock 'n' Roll Queen! You were the best Max (and I'm sure you still are - miss you old friend!)

Maxanne's Photo by Steve Nelson www.snpix.com.
(Thanks Steve!)


Friday, March 02, 2012


Transmission 1612

Settle into your Own Little Hippie Crash Pad and absorb The Clash, T Rex, The Who, The Wildhearts, Yakuza, Pink Floyd, ZZ Top, Bruce Springsteen, Lindsey Buckingham, Fleetwood Mac, Buzzcocks, Omar Rodriguez Lopez and Liars!

T1612 is a 58.3mb 128k mp3 1:0346 in length made loud to be played louder!

"fry fry - the devil's in your eye - shoot shoot"

RFW



* I just realized that I forgot to mention that our own themed set also contained Buzzcocks performing that toe-tapping favorite "Get On Your Own" from the great " Another Music From A Different Kitchen" lp released in 1978 - sorry Pete!
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