Sunday, April 30, 2017

Transmission 3517 - Feeling Confused?


Give up or have a ball!

The Undisputed Truth
General Echo
Fad Gadget
Motorpsycho
Schneider TM
Antony
Donovan
Neil Merryweather's Space Rangers
The Allman Brothers


"segregation, determination, demonstration, integration, 
aggravation, humiliation, obligation to our nation"

RFW


Saturday, April 29, 2017

Transmission 3417 - It's Good To Be (The) King


 Variations On A Royal Theme
ITCOTCK

Robert Fripp
Ozzy Osbourne
The Crimson Jazz Trio
21st Century Schizoid Band
King Crimson
Stardeath And White Dwarfs


"The purple piper plays his tune,
The choir softly sing;
Three lullabies in an ancient tongue,
For the Court of the Crimson King"

RFW

* The iconic cover of King Crimson's debut
was painted by Barry Godber who died  shortly after the albums release. 
The front depicts the 21st Century Schizoid Man 
while the inner-sleeve featured the Crimson King
The original painting is now owned by Robert Fripp.

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Friday, April 28, 2017

Transmission 3317 - Going Up Or Down?


Both!

13th Floor Elevators
ZZ Top
DMZ
Primal Scream
Chairman Of The Board
Spritualized
Deep Purple 
Kula Shaker
Chickenfoot
Harry Nilsson
Bob Seeger
James Brown
Thurston Moore


"heading for the ceiling, I'm up off the floor"

RFW

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Transmission 3217 - Sweet Pea In Amazonia


Free as a bird!

Walter Maioli, Fred Gales & Pit Piccinelli 
Naked City
The Mothers Of Invention
Roxy Music
Medeski, Scofield, Martin & Wood 
Jeff Le Johnson
Marc Ribot's Ceramic Dog

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"I'll take you there"

RFW

*Pictured above is our newest occupant in The Archives, Sweet Pea the Indian Ringneck parrot and the inspiration of this Transmission. 




Friday, April 21, 2017

Transmission 3117 - Tune Pimp


We charge by the beat!

Death From Above 1979
The Tubes
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Soft Machine
Shadowgraphs
XTC
MGMT
Jimi Hendrix
Pat Metheny
Gary Clark Jr.
King Biscuit Boy
Free
Aynsley Dunbar - Blue Whale


RFW

* Alan Holdsworth was the featured guitarist for Soft Machine on the 1975 release Bundles. 
He recently passed at the tender age of 70!

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*The 1974 drive-in blacktacular Willie Dynamite starred Roscoe Orman (yes, Gordon from Sesame Street!) as a sweet badass badass with a foxy stable and killer soundtrack.
Rent it soon for a few hours of pleasure  
but bring it back on time
or else!

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Sunday, April 16, 2017

Transmission 3017 - Hippity Hoppin'


Let us not forget the true meaning of Easter.

Carl Stalling
The Klowns
Girls
Los Gatos Negros
The City Zu
The Magnetic Fields
The Chestefield Kings
Boss Hog
Of Montreal
Underword
Mo'Blow
The Residents
Mushroom
Luke Haines
Mr Bungle
Bill Nelson


"Quick Like A Bunny"


RFW

*The Easter coda was Sweet Dead Bunny by Bill Nelson - dedicated to my pet rabbit Whiskers
 who was eaten by my grandfather well before it's prime!


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*Peter Cottontail and Kids photo courtesy of James Botticelli.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Transmission 2917 - License & Ticket

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No excuse needed!

Roxy Music
Eno
David Bowie
Iggy Pop
The Stooges
Death In Vegas
Eurythmics
 Me'Shell NdegéOcello 
Bill Withers
JoJo Gunne
Roy Buchanan
Joe Walsh

T2917

"I tried, but I could not find a way"

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RFW



Friday, April 14, 2017

Transmission 2817 - I Think We Can Do This


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Panic or Dance!

Angel City
Be Bop Deluxe
Red Noise
Bill Nelson
The Modern Lovers
The Sex Pistols
Stiff Little Fingers
Jeff Hudson
The Orb with Lee "Scratch" Perry
Snoop Lion
Big Brother & The Holding Co,
Joni Mtchell
Tedeschi Trucks Band

"we've got to get ourselves back to the garden"

RFW

Super Frosty


*Super Frosty by my Boston pal Jeff Hudson is available now to serve as the soundtrack of  your next ganja get-down. Find it here!


Sunday, April 09, 2017

Transmission 2717 - ...of Mice and Men


Their best-laid plans often go awry...

David Torn
Charlie Hunter Quartet
Jeff Beck
Nguyên Lê
Jimi Hendrix Experience
Jon Butcher
James Brown
Jon Madorf & Zion 80
Fela Kuti & the Africa 70


"not necessarily stoned, but beautiful"

RFW

Friday, April 07, 2017

Transmission 2617 - It's How You Play It


Sometimes, to win,
you have to get a little pie in the eye!

Wayne Montana & The Mindbenders
The Waitresses
The Rolling Stones
NRBQ
David Bowie
John Lee Hooker
Rotary Connection
Patto
Fleetwood Mac
Jimmy Page & the Black Crows
Peter Green's Splinter Group
Def Leppard
Poison
Tesla
Queen
Daft Punk
Roy Harper


"all you have to do is fall in love"

RFW




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* Hats off to Stubby Kaye, the host of Shenanigans, 
a "kid's game show that debuted on ABC in 1964 and lasted for 39 episodes. 
I think Uncle Stubby had a very happy glow about him most Saturday mornings. 
As an eight year old, these shows were very important to my eventual mental maturity
(?).


Saturday, April 01, 2017

Transmission 2517 - Like A Rudderless Boat


No direction in sight..

Parquet Courts
Cake
Beck
Smoovie & Turrell
The Beginning Of The End
Material
Fujyiai & Miyagi
Pimps Of Joytime
City Boy
Mark Ronson
Ebbott Lundberg & The Indigo Children
Sherwood & Pinch
Richard Barbieri

Still no direction in sight.

Pete Townshend
King Biscuit Boy & Crowbar
Black Mountain
Mountain
Cream
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
BeeGees
The Beach Boys
Paul McCartney
Elvis Costello
The Wildhearts
The Creation
The Jam
The Jesus And Mary Chain
Spoon
Bardo Pond
Lift To Experience

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"but that was when I got an idea,
came like a gun and shot in my ear."

RFW


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