Friday, May 31, 2013

 
 
 
Transmission 4913-2
 
 
I love music so much, and the people that choose to use their gift to serenade us are my heroes. Then there are the special artists that actually help inform my life. At the top of the short-list is Brian Wilson.
 
Along with his brothers, cousin and fellow band mates, he disguised complicated and complex compositions of life and love in deceptively simple songs of teenage fun and sun.
 
Out of the music made, nothing invokes the warmth of the summer sun like the sounds made by The Beach Boys! Enjoy lots of it and inspired selections from Roy Wood, Chris White and Mark Eric!
 
T14913 is a mb 160k mp3 1:00:00 in length made loud to be played louder (preferably on a blanket by the sea)!
 
"Well it's been building up inside of me, for, oh, I don't know how long"
 
RFW
 
 *For those of you keeping meticulous notes, This actually should have been T5013!

 


Thursday, May 30, 2013

RFW SPEAKS!
 
 
Radio As Art
 
Composers, musicians, writers, poets, photographers, painters, monologists, sculptors, designers, builders and all that use their God-given and self-taught talents for the sake of creating art are all members of a very special group of people. The ability to start with an empty space, blank canvas, block of wood, piece of stone, mound of clay or lump of metal and turn it into a finished piece to be enjoyed is a rare gift to be used and celebrated.
 
All of these forms of art are still valid, appreciated and accepted as a vital part of most cultures. New artists study those from the past and are influenced, directly or indirectly, but add their own
style, ideas and passion to keep the mediums exciting and compelling!
 
I, too, consider myself an artist. My skill is the ability to take a theme, sound or feel and turn silence into a music program with several diverse layers of continuity. Then to add to that process, information, education and infectious enjoyment of the results. Rather than paper, instruments, words, a pen, a camera, a brush, paints or raw materials - I use the sounds of recorded music to make a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts.
 
I heard this magic performed by sonic wizards of my industry that came before me and was amazed and inspired by their deep knowledge of subject, pitch, tone and tempo. To see the distinction of being a "disc jockey" become celebrated and recognized has been a real pleasure. I am excited by the fact that a turntable or deck can be turned into a unique instrument of musicality and improvisation. The art of dance floor DJing and mixtapeology is also encouraging and in some cases very impressive. But to me, simply segueing hit songs by beat-per-second is akin to painting a by-numbers picture. Colorful, but artistic?
 
In the case of commercial radio, art has all but been eliminated from the process. Even the Sirius/XM, Pandora and Spotify world of personalized programming is usually a data driven computerized process devoid of any real soul.
 
 It has and remains my desire to provide audio stimulation for me and you by creating RFW as something different with every Transmission - it appears to be working. I see glimpses of a gradual return to genuine talent, ears and ability and pray for the re-emergence of the endangered species that is
Radio As Art!

"So don't become some background noise
A backdrop for the girls and boys
Who just don't know or just don't care
And just complain when you're not there
You had your time, you had the power
You've yet to have your finest hour"

RFW


Sunday, May 26, 2013

 
Transmission 4913
 
Its a heavy African jam with Screaming Jay Hawkins, Afreaka!, The Knife, Battles, African Music Machine, Sandra, Fela Kuit & Africa,'70, Price Far I, Robert Fripp and David Byrne!
 
T4913 is a mb 160k mp3 1:00:00 in length made loud to be played louder!
 
"Stop - Continue"
 
RFW

Saturday, May 25, 2013

 
Transmission 4813
 
As you boop to the birthday beat with beauty, humor, strength and heart, enjoy the icing on your cake supplied by The Pixies Three, The Beatles, The Ruby Suns with Esau Mwamwaya, Manitoba, Grand Master Flash, Stevie Wonder, Kings of Leon, Blur, Steve Marriott & Ronnie Lane, Wanda Jackson, Burt Bacharach & Elvis Costello, Bryan Ferry & Todd Rundgren.
 
T4813 is a 69.2mb 160k mp3 1:00:28 in length made loud to be played louder!
 
"we're gonna have a good time"
 
RFW

* May 25th, 1965 was a Tuesday. It reached 65 degrees in Danvers, MA.

The median price for a home was $19,600!



The Bay State's Governor was John Anthony Volpe.

 
LBJ was our 35th President proclaiming a Great Society.
 
 
US Troops were in Vietnam and the Dominican Republic.
 
 
 
Draft Card burning protests on campuses and civil right marches in the streets across the country were growing in number and attendance.
 




The Ford Mustang was burning up the road!

 
The Beach Boys' Help Me Rhonda was the #1 song in the country!
 


The Dick Van Dyke show was on the tube.

 
 
The Sound Of Music was at the local theater!
 


3.765 million babies were born in the USA in 1965,

and on this day - you were one of them!
 
 
 
 
Happy Birthday, Terri and all celebrating around the world.

 

Friday, May 24, 2013

 
 
Transmission 4713
 
Primal beats, tantric rhythms and stamina to spare with Rufus Thomas, Chuck Berry, Garland Jefferys, The Circle Jerks, C & the Shells, Beady Eye, The Jam, Arctic Monkeys, King Crimson, Lapeste, City Thrills and Brain Donor!
 
T4713 is a 70.3mb 160k mp3 1:01:28 in length made loud to be played louder!
 
"I'm a one-hour papa"
 
RFW
 
 

Wednesday, May 22, 2013


Transmission 4613
 
Ray Manzarek broke on through to the other side and is remembered with selections by William Burroughs, Bruce McCulloch and The Doors!
 
T4613 is a 75.8mb 160k mp3 1:06:19 in length made loud to be played louder!
 
"When The Music's Over, turn out the lights"
 
RFW
 

Sunday, May 19, 2013

 
Transmission 4513
 
 
Screw in, turn on and float upstream with Air, Patrick Vian, Pat Metheny, Sonny Sharrock, Brian Eno, Phil Manzanera, Fugiya & Miyagi, Tuxedomoon, Wolfgang Dauner and Ryuichi Sakamoto!
 
T4513 is a 79.5mb 160k mp3 1:09:30 in length made loud to be played louder!
 
"if today is the same as yesterday, then tomorrow will be the same as today"
 
RFW
 
 

Saturday, May 18, 2013

 
Transmission 4413
 
A musical collection of captains courageously including The Kronos Quartet, Bryan Ferry, Deerhunter, Spizzenergi, Suicidal Tendencies, Motorpsycho, Norman Conners & The Starship Orchestra, Max Frost & The Troopers, Procol Harum, Wig Wam, Billy West, Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi Band, Biffy Clyro, Grand Funk Railroad and Return To Forever!
 
T4413 is a 73mb 160k mp3 1:0349 in length made loud to be played louder!
 
"the captain was you and the captain was me"
 
RFW

Friday, May 17, 2013

 
Transmission 4313
 
If it skips, just tape a few pennies on the tone arm let it loose with N.E.R.D., Daft Punk, LCD Soundsystem, One Day As A Lion, Dreadzone, Glen Adams, Snoop Lion, Ceramic Dog, The Dream Syndicate, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Chris Issak, Cream, Rod Stewart and Buzzcocks.
 
T4313 is a 80.8mb 160k mp3 1:10:37 in length made loud to be played louder!
 
"you got to set them up"
 
RFW
 


Saturday, May 11, 2013

 
Transmission 4213
 
A random sampling from the Wohlman Archives includes Little Feat, Black Oak Arkansaw, Humble Pie, Small Faces, Faces, Electric Light Orchestra, Chuck Berry, Frank Zappa and James Brown!
 
T4213 is 160kmp3 58:55 in length made loud to be played louder!
 
" that's when I heard the highway sound""
 
RFW
 

Saturday, May 04, 2013


Transmission 4113

The interpretation of dreams of and the allegories that can be created about trains arriving and leaving a station, the people on those trains and the ones waiting at the station are the source of inspiration for our locomotion  and songs by The Jam, Free, The Hold Steady, Roy Wood's Wizzard, Fleetwood Mac, Alejandro Escovedo, Alquin, The Rolling Stones, Mississippi All-Stars, Freddie King, Ray Clark Jr. and Ten Years After.

T4113 is a 65.7mb 128k mp3 1:11:47 in length made loud to be played louder!

"the blue light was my baby and the red light was my mind"

RFW

Friday, May 03, 2013


Transmission 4013

Prepare to be walloped by this Friday Night Affair (not suitable for children) that includes indelible tunes from Tommy James & The Shondells. We light the smoking lamp with I Jah Man, Sly & The Revolutionaries with Jah Thomas and Linton Kwesi Johnson and end with a skin-tight session including Frank Sinatra, Ohio Players, Little Feat, Julian Cope and Stevie Salas!

T4013 is a mb 128k mp3 1:00:00 in length made loud to be played louder!

"use your mentality, wake up to reality"

RFW

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