Saturday, August 31, 2013

Live Free-Form Or Die!

Photo: Derek Wohlman is spending his last day in Boston and Curtis Wohlman started the 8th Grade at Swampscott Middle School. It has been great having my sons together with me - so much fun!
 
Transmission 7213
  
With my eldest son, Derek visiting from the California Bay Area and my 14 year old, Curtis returning home after spending his summer in Oregon, the Wohlmen hit the road for a vacation in the beautiful White Mountains of New Hampshire. As necessary as packing clothes and food, each of us picked CD's to serve as the soundtrack of our journey.  The Kancamagus Highway was great and the music was perfect. Instead of filing them back, I decided to use a few highlights of our playlist as the basis for this free-form drive though The Archives. The miles fly by with Stone Temple Pilots, Jimi Hendrix Experience, Sublime, Guns 'n' Roses, Black Sabbath, Alice In Chains, Green Day, Cheap Trick, Aerosmith, Green Day, Santana and The Beatles!
 
T7213 is a 71.4mb 160k mp3 1:02:26 in length made loud to be played louder!
 
"hey, what are you looking at?"
 
RFW
 
*The Kancamagus Highway is a 34.5 mile  drive along Rt. 112 in Northern New Hampshire. Now designated an American Scenic Byway, it takes you to an elevation of just under 3,000 feet at its highest point at Kancamagus Pass on the flank of Mt. Kancamagus near Lincoln. The pics of the boys are from the amazing Lower Falls. Check out more here!
 

 

Friday, August 30, 2013

Oh, Sweet Lorraine

 

RFW SPEAKS!
 
I believe in love. It is indeed a drug. It can thrill and delight and it can suck and hurt. But to live without love is akin to a life without music, or children or the touch of someone who really cares. I was really touched by this story. Tell the people you care about from your past, present and future that you love them, today - before it is too late.
 
 
Fred Stobaugh is a 96-year-old man living in Peoria, Illinois who lost his beloved wife of 73 years, Lorraine, in April of 2013.

Fred decided to write the love of his life a song, and enter a songwriting contest. He mailed in a handwritten set of lyrics rather than submitting it by You-Tube as were the rules of the contest.
 
"Oh' Sweet Lorraine, I wish we could do the good times all over again.
“Oh' Sweet Lorraine, life only goes around once but never again.”
 
He didn’t win the contest, but the owners of Green Shoe Studio were so touched by depth of Fred’s love that they had the song recorded and then visited him to let him hear it.
 
“Oh' Sweet Lorraine” is now No. 10 on I-Tunes and has been viewed on You-Tube over a million and a half times.
 
Lorraine - “just the prettiest girl I ever saw” - was a very lucky and loved woman.

Fred, you are my favorite person in the world today!

RFW

 


Friday, August 16, 2013

I'm A Man...

 
Transmission 7113
 
...I spell that RFW! Affirmations of male musicality are displayed by Man, Soul Coughing, Alejando Escovedo, Robin Trower, Fleetwood Mac, John Mayal's Bluesbreakers, The Kinks, World Party, Wings, Wilco, Buddy Guy, Bo Diddley, The Who and Chicago!
 
T7113 is a 70.1mb 160k mp3 1:01:17 in length made loud to be played louder!
 
"yes, I am, and I cant help but love you so"
 
RFW
 

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Head To The Light!

 
Transmission 7013
 
Emerging from the darkness are illuminating notes performed by The Hot Rats, Doug Hillsinger & Caroleen Beatty, Phil Manzanera, Andy Mackay, Bryan Ferry, Ian Hunter, Led Zeppelin, Jimmy Reed, Gary Clarke Jr. and Black Mountain!
 
T7013 is a 77.9mb 160k mp3 1:08:09 in length made loud to be played louder!
 
"ain't got the weight to hate"
 
RFW
 


Saturday, August 10, 2013

In The Lap Of The Gods!


Transmission 6913
 
In Greek mythology, the nine muses were the daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne and represented the embodiment of knowledge and the arts. For your a-muse-ment - I have paired each of the goddesses with mus(e)-ical partners for an inspirational session in The Archives.
 
Euterpe - The Muse of Music - Billy Preston
 
Polyhymnia - The Muse of Sacred Poetry - John Lennon
 
Urania - The Muse of Astronomy - Blue Oyter Cult
 
Melpomene - The Muse of Tragedy - Peter Wolfe & Shelby Lynne
 
Terspsichore - The Muse of Dance - Danko Jones
 
Thalia - The Muse of Comedy - U2
 
Erato - The Muse of Love Poetry - Axiom Funk, The Everly Brothers, The Supremes and Aerosmith
 
Clio -  The Muse of History - Harry & Radciffe, Amanaz, Gang Of Four and Bush
 
Calliope - The Muse of Epic Poetry - The Moody Blues
T6913 is a 71.9mb 160k mp3 1:02:51 in length made with inspiration to in turn, inspire!
 
"Just what the truth is, I can't understand, but I love you"
 
RFW
 
* Much appreciation is sent to the nine guests of honor and apologies to them are due if my Greek pronunciation of their names missed the mark!
 
The tenth muse is out there somewhere looking for you - find her and inspire each other!
 



Friday, August 09, 2013

The Lonely Sea!


Transmission 6813
 
Ebb and flow with waves of sound - Mystic Moods, Blind Faith, Lonnie Johnson, Muddy Waters, Pete Townshend, Robert Wyatt, The Beach Boys, Mott The Hoople and Sonic Youth!
 
T6813 is a 72.9mb 160k mp3 1:03:43 in length made loud to be played louder!
 
"It never stops, For you or me, It moves along, From day to day"
 
RFW
 


Saturday, August 03, 2013

Long Haired Music!

 
Transmission 6713
 
Following some random fun from The Sensational Alex Harvey Band, Michael Fennelly, Led Zeppelin, Robert Plant, Iggy Pop, The Stranglers and Cockney Rebel, we get into a John vibe with Mr. Lennon and it spills over into The Vines, World Party, The Shazam and Brendan Benson! Kinky thinking exposes us to Chris Spedding, Queens Of The Stone Age and Ray Davies with the Crouch End Choir! Then dreams of Future Games requires players Lindsey Buckingham, Fleetwood Mac and MGMT! Luxurious texture and no split-ends!
 
T6713 is a 88.6mb 160k mp3 1:17:30 in length made loud for long locks lovers everywhere!
 
"I can't get enough"
 
RFW

*Itt Addams was the cousin of Gomez Addams on the classic Addams Family (snap snap) TV show on the mid-sixties. The character was usually played by actor Felix Silla, and the "voice" was created by sound engineer Marty Magro - a high-pitched gibberish language which the other members of the family could understand though it was incomprehensible to anyone else. Itt was often celebrated by the family as being "full of talent" in areas such as acting, singing, and marriage counseling and he was also known to have an extremely high IQ of over 300. The ultimate long-haired RFW kind of Itt!

 

Friday, August 02, 2013

Gases Masked By Sound!

 
Transmission 6613
 
It's coldly clear, possibly odorless, definitely lethal and it's heading your way - don't hold your breath - instead, breath deeply the sounds of Made In Brazil, Audioslave, The Dead Weather, Shovel, NRBQ, The Kinks, Rod Stewart, Tear Gas, Foo Fighters, T. Rex, The Hombres, David Bowie, Kreidler, Peter Murphy and The Teardrop Explodes!
 
 
T6613 is a 76.1mb 160k mp3 1:06:32 in length made loud to be played louder!
 
"it's so ethereal"
 
RFW

*The photo of Mr. Alan Ladd from This Gun For Hire was supplied by my chameleon-like multi-dimensional Usual Suspect, Michael Abbott.
 
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