Saturday, November 18, 2017

Transmission 9417 - Strings & Skins


Strum and strike.

The Dream
Terje Rypdal
Gard Nilssen, Ingebrigt Håker Flaten, Even Helte Hermansen, Hans Magnus Ryan,  Hedvig Mollestad Thomassen, Henry Kaiser, Raoul Björkenheim, Reine Fiske, Ståle Storløkken 
(Bill) Bruford
Yes


"Ain't No Use"

RFW

Friday, November 17, 2017

Transmission 9317 - Multiple Fifths


Can there be more than one?

Arthur Feidler
Siouxsie & The Banshees
Dwight Twilley
Steve Hillage
William Shatner
Soul Strings 
Wolfgang Dauner Quintet
Adrian Belew
Oz Noy & Ozone Squeeze
Wayne Krantz
Little Richard
Jimi Hendrix
Crack The Sky
Yellow Matter Custard
Randy California


"I heard the news today - oh boy""

RFW

*For ChaChi Loprete

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Transmission 9217 - The Lost "Jeff" Sessions


Forgetting remembered memories!

P.M. Dawn
Peter Gabriel
Alice In Chains
The 20th Century Zoo
The Beach Boys
Robert Gordon & Chris Spedding
Fleetwood Mac
Procal Harum
Johnny Thunders
Daniel Johnston
The Drink
Material
Scott Johnson


"I've got no memory of anything at all"

RFW

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"That’s the way you lie. That’s the way people do it in court. I’ve seen it many, many times. Well, I don’t remember, but if. And she said 35 times before the FBI interview that she couldn’t remember? If you can remember and you don’t — if you say — and you say, I can’t remember, then that’s as false a perjurious statement 
as if you flat-out gave a false statement."
Jeff Sessions


“History is a set of lies agreed upon.” 
 Napoléon Bonaparte

“If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.” 
 Mark Twain

"I might have hit the lamp with my arm, but I don't remember!"
Dr. Vinny Boom Baa

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Sunday, November 12, 2017

Transmission 9117 - Prelude To What's Next


Take over!

Jim O'Rourke
Prefab Sprout
Wilco
Roxy Music
Talking Heads
David Bowie
Les Claypool
Tool
Pink Floyd


"it won't take long"

RFW

Friday, November 10, 2017

Transmission 9017 - Inexpensive Pranks



You know they're out to get you!

Cheap Trick
Watts
The Modern Lovers
The Lemon Pipers
The Dukes Of Stratosphere
Utopia
Paris
Tom Waitts
Creedence Clearwater Revival
Big Sur
Alex Chilton
The Nomads
Television
Lou Reed
Luke Haines
Sonic Youth


"What ya gonna do when your head's exploding?"

RFW



* November is proving to be a great month for live music.
Tonight we're heading north to Hampton, NH
for the ever-vital
Cheap Trick 



and opening hometown-favorites
Watts!




Thursday, November 09, 2017

Transmission 8917 - No Rocks


Rolls only!

Medeski, Martin & Wood
Simian
Major Lazer
Bo Carter & The Mississippi Sheiks
Ronnie Lane
Yim Yames
Neil Young
Mumford and Sons
Leon Russell
Mott The Hoople
Eric Clapton 
Montrose
Howlin' Rain


"We Are Rolling"

RFW

Saturday, November 04, 2017

Transmission 8817 - The Stickman Cometh


Tony Levin

A renowned master of the bottom end, studio ace and prolific photographer
reflects on his personal and musical past, 
discusses the present King Crimson 
and prepares for the future
hometown show in Boston!

King Crimson
Peter Gabriel
Bruford Levin Upper Extremities
Liquid Tension Experiment
Stick Men

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"can you pull me out?"

RFW


When referencing a band, consistency is usually a variable. It could be used to denote genre, quality or members. 

In the case of King Crimson live, all three fittingly apply:

- Although their music is stereotypically categorized as Prog(ressive), it actually occupies it's long-reserved space as an ever-morphing hybrid that is equally comfortable with pounding power-chord sequences and delicate woodwind, cymbal and hushed-vocal passages.

- The brand is regal. Over 48 years, each performance is a piece of audio art, where painstaking precision collides with free-form interplay. 

- Robert Fripp is the bedrock. The foundation on which this legendary congregation of like-minded cohorts adhere to the metronomic vision, but often radically alter the path and deviate the trajectory of the author's flights.

The current eight-headed monster witnessed on the Radical Action Tour 2017 is a percussion-heavy assemblage of gifted players who breath life as one  into old and new selections. Synchronicity, perception and passion were always on display along with an obvious joy of creating 
such compelling sounds.

If you are lucky enough to get the chance to attend an upcoming recital, don't miss it.





* Special thanks to Tony Levin for joining RFW in the Archives 
and to DGMLive.com for the link and mutual vibe. 
It was a fun talk and very special show.


Friday, November 03, 2017

Transmission 8717 - What Does HSR Mean To You?


Turn to the dog-eared page and follow
Fig.14
as we whip ourselves into
A Roman Mood
with a little help from my friends!

Human Sexual Response
Unnatural Axe
The Freeze
LaPeste
Mission Of Burma
The Neighborhoods
The Real Kids
Willie Alexander & The Boom Boom Band
DMZ
The Cars
November Group
Suede Cowboys
Someone & The Sombodys

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"Love's no excuse to procreate"

RFW



* Boston in the late seventies/early eighties was very fertile musical ground, especially for those of the more subverted, adventurous and experimental variety! 

I was in the epicenter of the local scene as an original host of the ever-present 
Late Risers Club on WTBS/WMBR and WBCN 
playing records by (now) legendary bands such as those included in tonight's Transmission. 

A favorite then and now was/is Human Sexual Response. Their two studio albums Fig.14 and In A Roman Mood are available for your at home pleasure and I thought you would enjoy these archived videos, including the infamous closing of 5 All Night (a local late-night TV show). Fines were levied butt fun was had by all. The dance floor is filled with a who's who of club-dwellers such as our fearless radio leader Oedipus, Lou Miami, Jeannie Miller and so many others. 

I'm literally out the door in a few minutes to attend the 
40th Year Reunion HSR Concert and obligatory after-party! 
I'm looking forward to seeing old friends, hearing great music 
and getting into more rock and roll trouble. 
Insanity ensues!



**A great show in Boston by both Unnatural Axe and Human Sexual Response.
Richie Parsons and the boys ripped it up all over the crowed in typical UA fashion!


 HSR never sounded or looked better! So cool to see so many favorite faces at the same time. A special thanks to Windle and the band for their hospitality and talent



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