Sunday, November 30, 2014

~Pebbles~


Transmission 9214

Have you ever had someone that you are telepathically connected to? Consistently present and aware, the joy and happiness delivered by my psychic partner of the heart inspires a Sunday session in the Archives featuring Keith Emerson & Greg Lake, Daryl Hall & Todd Rundgren, Led Zeppelin, Robert Plant, Peter Green and Lindsey Buckingham era Fleetwood Mac, Tame Impala, Pond and Mink Mussel Creek!

T9214 is a 172mb 320k mp3 1:15:17 in length made loud to be played louder! 

"disturbing the waters of our lives"

RFW

*Rocking photo and sea-kissed inspiration courtesy of T!



Saturday, November 29, 2014

~Maybe~


Transmission 9114

The words and sounds of "the cute Beatle" get things rolling with recycled junk-art by Paul McCartney, Billy Joel, Robin Zander & Rick Nielsen, Roger Daltrey and Wings! We then get big, happy and blue with Eyal Maoz, Seks Bomba and Oz Noy. Finally, Low inspired sounds from Dylan Howe, David Bowie and Phillip Glass soothe us into a hushed peaceful tranquility!

T9114 is a 150mb 320k mp3 1:05:51 in length made loud to be played louder!

"you help me sing my song"

RFW
"Love...is a state of tremendous tranquility, calmness, serenity, silence. 
And out of that silence is poetry. 
Out of that silence is song, 
and out of that silence arises a dance of your being." 
Osho - Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh



Maybe you are like me and saw this show, but missed the concert movie! A Rockshow featuring Wings Over North America in 1976!


 Coincidently, we lost "the quiet Beatle" on this day in 2001. George Harrison's songs have become very important to me as I have grown. Enjoy this great all-star tribute!



Four musical Heroes (Phillip Glass - Aphex Twin - David Bowie - Brian Eno) colliding!

Friday, November 28, 2014

~Hands Off That's Mine~

RFW REWIND
Here is one you might have missed from 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 27, 2014

~And He Said The Word~



Transmission 9014

RFW - where the bird has you for dinner! Chew to the Thanksgiving beat of The Doors, Steve Miller Band, Left Lane Cruiser, Medeski/Martin & Wood, Joana Lewie, Zoot Money's Big Band, The Rolling Stones, Jim Keltner Orchestra with Mick Jagger, Jr. Walker & The All Stars, The Pipkins, Bob Williams, Jim Dandy, The Hook, Blondie, Paul and Linda McCartney, The Firesign Theatre and the Stiff Records Live Review!

T9014 is a 133mb 320k mp3 58:26 in length made with love to be stuffed to bursting!

"Let's Eat"

RFW






My fondest memories of this special day include waking up early and watching the Macy's parade live from NYC with my family. 



After awhile, the adults would go into into the kitchen to continue cooking, showing me "Tom's " progress every hour!


I would adjust the rabbit ears on the trusty black and white set, sneak a few strufoli and settle in with my cousins for a morning marathon of holiday cartoons.


We would then all gather for an Italian feast! 

 Listen to the music as you prepare your meal, then enjoy a few of the video favorites below with your kids and grandkids and watch them roll their eyes as you tell them the stories about
 ..."when I was young ...."!











Sunday, November 23, 2014

~My Love Wears Forbidden Colours~


Transmission 8914

A healing Sunday session by Ryuichi Sakamoto with assistance from Kazumi Watanabe, David Sylvian, Bernard Fowler and others!

T8914 is a 143mb 320k mp3 1:02:43 in length made with love to be listened to lovingly! 

"I won't be disappointed"

RFW


*Mr. Sakamoto earned a B.A. in composition and a M.A. with emphasis on ethnic and electronic music. He is a prolific solo artist, a founding member of the legendary Yellow Magic Orchestra, an award winning composer, dramatic actor, consistent collaborator and a RFW favorite. Visit SiteSakamoto for more about Ryuichi and enter here for a wonderful NYC radio piano recital. Please listen and send him back your good vibrations.

Message from Ryuichi Sakamoto

Friday, November 21, 2014

~Reading and 'Riting and 'Rithmatic and RFW~


Transmission 8814

No hick'ry sticks - just musical 4-R lessons well taught by Louis Jordan, Dave Edmunds, David Bowie, Talking Heads, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Rory Gallagher, The Beatles, Bo Carter & The Mississippi Sheiks, Jack Kerouac & Steve Allen, Fats Waller, Harry Nilsson, Spoon, The Kinks, Beck, Neal Ford & The Fanatics, The Flaming Lips and The Band.

T8814 is a 150mb 320k mp3 1:05:39 in length made loud to be played louder! 

"good old Golden Rule days"

RFW


*The illustration is the 1907 sheet music for "School Days" written that year by Will Cobb and Gus Edwards. A sentimental remembrance of those bygone days, the version we played by Louis Jordan was recorded in 1949 and took jumpin' liberty with the verses, but kept the chorus intact!

**The (Golden) Rule of Three was a shorthand version for a particular form of cross-multiplication, often taught to students by rote. 

***I  fondly remember getting psychologically tortured by the fine nuns of my Catholic grammar school, being physically beaten by the role-model Jesuit priests of my early high school years and transversely, the names and faces of the few teachers and broadcast instructors and professionals that were great at their jobs, taught me well and made a difference in my life! 

"Teach Your Children well, their father's hell, did slowly go by
And feed them on your dreams, they one they fix, the one you'll know by"

Graham Nash

Sunday, November 16, 2014

~Listen, Listen, Listen~


Transmission 8714

Wake up
Today will be shorter than the last
Your heart beats faster than the seconds that pass you
Nightime will soon arrive.

Just as brightness merges into night, the lines that separate our themes are as close as the twilight between the beats of a blurred pulse. Transform with Laurie Anderson, Wayne County & The Electric Chairs, Massive Attack, Brian Wilson, Q65, The Eyes, Jim Carroll Band, Japan and William Burroughs.

T8714 is a 141mb 320k mp3 1:02:00 in length made loud to be played louder! 

"before the darkness there's a moment of light"

RFW



* According to the American Heart Association, the average heart at rest beats 60 to 80 times per minute.

**Twilight is the illumination of the Earth's lower atmosphere when the Sun itself is not directly visible because it is below the horizon. Twilight is produced by sunlight scattering in the upper atmosphere, illuminating the lower atmosphere so that the surface of the Earth is neither completely lit nor completely dark. The word "twilight" is also used to denote the periods of time when this illumination occurs.

***Psychologist William James, in his 1890 text "Principles of Psychology", wrote that as we age, time seems to speed up because adulthood is accompanied by fewer and fewer memorable events. When the passage of time is measured by “firsts”- the lack of new experiences in adulthood, James morosely argues, causes “the days and weeks [to] smooth themselves out…and the years grow hollow and collapse” (sigh). A good argument to try more new things (or old things with new people) and slow it all down!


Saturday, November 15, 2014

~Buy Now Or Bye And Bye~


Transmission 8614

Although suitable for any occasion, this package would ideally be played in the last call hour of your really great party. Get fuzzy, groove it, mash up and chill out with The Other Half, N.E.R.D., P.M. Dawn, Jimi Hendrix Experience, Beautiful People, William Onyeabor, Tangerine Dream, Ryuichi Sakamoto and Pink Floyd!

T8614 is a 149mb 320k mp3 1:05:17 in length made loud to be played louder!

"What Can I Do For You?"

RFW

Friday, November 14, 2014

~Four String Maestros~




Transmission 8514

Jack Bruce has passed and John Paul Jones is alive and well - both are spotlighted with help from Those Crooked VulturesNguyen Le, Tool, Led Zeppelin, Phil Upchurch, Leslie West and Corky Laing!

T8514 is a 201mb 320k 1:28:12 in length made loud to be played loudest!

"I ain't crying, but I'm sad"

RFW








Tuesday, November 11, 2014

~Give Peace A Chance~


Transmission 8414

Commanding your attention, while putting you at ease - we honor all veterans of all wars with enlightened words and music by The Shirelles, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Julian Cope, Bob Marley & the Wailers, Sean Kuti & Egypt 80, Edwin Starr, Leon Russell, Elton John, Harry Nilsson, Neil Young, John Lennon, The Cure, The Raconteurs and Blue Oyster Cult!

T8414 is a mb 320k mp3 1:00:00 in length made loud to be played louder! 

"I don't want to die"

RFW


*The spoken passage about the old soldiers song was written by Terry Pratchett and taken from "Night Watch". The part of Sam was played by CJ Wohlman.

Sunday, November 09, 2014

~Before It's Gone~


Transmission 8314

Themes and sounds merge and melt in this sonic suite including Tool, King Crimson, John Cale, XTC, Pink Floyd, Nguyen Le with The NDR Bigband and Michael Gibbs featuring Youn Sun Nah, Manfred Mann's Earth Band and The Chambers Brothers.

T8314 is a 170mb 320k mp3 1:14:25 in length made loud to be played louder!

"there are things to realize"

RFW



*The perfect image is "Dripping Clock" by dancingperfect

Saturday, November 08, 2014

~A Vivacious Visage~


Transmission 8214

I recognize your full frontal features. Please sit right here as we profile Monty Python's Flying Circus, Michael Fennelly, The Who, Faces, Soundgarden, Iggy & The Stooges, Brain Donor, Pete Townshend, Wilco, Traffic, Kim Fowley, The Undisputed Truth, Grace Jones, Prince, Daft Punk and Adrian Belew!

T8214 is a 145mb 320k mp3 1:03:31 in length made loud to be played louder!

"and tell me that you love me"

RFW



Friday, November 07, 2014

~By The Numbers~


Transmission 8114

A perfect execution of time, tempo and tunes. Get slayed by Primal Scream, 999, The Police, Outrageous Cherry, The Plague, The Seeds, Alex Chilton, Death From Above 1979, The Sex Pistols, The Kinks, The Jam, Paul Weller, Big Audio Dynamite,  The Clash, Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers and Joe Strummer!

T8114 is a 161mb 320k mp3 1:10:30 in length made loud to be played louder! 

"1, 2, 3"

RFW

 
 
*It was supposed to be Transmission 7114, I wrote down and announced T8114 - so we'll keep it and let future RFW generations speculate about the missing 10 shows from 2014!

Murder At Midnight, a 1931 classic who-done-it with a twist, is worth watching soon!


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