Sunday, February 26, 2017

Transmission 1717 - All DAT Jazz


The Sound Of

Bill Laswell
Duke Ellington
Julie Andrews
John Coltrane 
Screaming Headless Torsos
Frank Zappa
The Clash
firEHOSE
Jazz Is Dead
Weather Report
Larry Coryell


"Le Jazz Is Hot"

RFW

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* We lost one of the great jazz guitarists, Larry Coryell passed at 73 years old.

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Saturday, February 25, 2017

Transmission 1617 - So You Want to Be A Rock & Roll Animal


A wild night in The Archives!

Jim Morrison
Elephant Stone
The Doors
The Reds
Ringo
George (Happy Birthday Mr. H)
Paul
John
Nirvana
Alice In Chains
Soundgarden
Michael Fennelly
Oasis
Patti Smith Group


"don't forget who you are"

RFW



*Dedicated to my Sacred Heart grade-school classmates, 
all Beatles fans (especially Jimmy and Diane),  
the residents of the Pacific Northwest of the USA, 
and rockers everywhere who continue to kick in doors 
to break on thru to other side!

** Bird photo inspiration and stale bread courtesy Of Bill Kates!





Friday, February 24, 2017

Transmission 1517 - Vintage RFW



Not too dry - not too sweet - aged to perfection!

Frank Sinatra
David Sylvian
Sting
Dirty Projectors
P.M. Dawn
Macy Gray
Jimmie Maddin & The Party Makers
Betty Wright & The Roots
Gladys Knight & The Pips
Ryan Adams
Bruce Springsteen
Dire Straits


"grapejuice"

RFW



*The "grape" songs bunched together in today's Transmission 
were squeezed out courtesy of the 
Boston Wine Expo
which was once again an overwhelming success February 18 &19 at the 
Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center!

This annual event just gets better with each vintage, surpassing the past achievement of supplying all that attended with a wide-array of booths from excellent wineries 
located around the world - proudly sampling their best!

To this discriminating palate, there were hundreds of wines that deserved serious consideration 
for the distinction of RFW Best Of Show 2017, 
but that coveted title goes to the wonderful 
one of the five unique labels proudly presided over by Austin Hope and
Hope Family Wines in Paso Robles, CA.

  

Special mention goes out to 
founded and operated in Healdsburg, CA.
by Andrew Tow, seen below with my trusted
co-taster and expert in all things wine-related, Tracy!


One of the best parts of this crowd-pleasing event is the inclusion of foods that 
blend perfectly with the art of enjoying wine. Our favorite this year was
whose Pheasant & Rosemary Pate is beyond description!


Finally, the most fun we had out of the hundreds of booths visited was courtesy of
Who knew I was so good with a brush - or was it the wine and company (?)


For really BIG fun, meet RFW next year at


RFW

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Transmission 1417 - Analog-Digital-Modern


Boot Up

Mi-Sex
Kraftwerk
Trans Am
Neil Young
Sonic Youth
Black Sabbath
Hawkwind
Scott Weiland
Buckethead
Sly, Robbie & Yellowman
Cornelius
Prince
White Denim
Faith No More
Pete Brown and Piblokto!
Terre Thaemlitz


"I want to turn you on"

RFW

*The coda by Terre Thaemlitz was "Computer Welt"
from the highly recommended 1997 release

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Transmission 1317 - Here Comes The Sun?


Q - Will the sun rise today?
A - It's a matter of faith.

Q - Will we see the sun?
A - It's all about location.

The London Philharmonic Orchestra
Agitation Free
Pink Floyd
FFWD
Black Sabbath
Grateful Dead
John Zorn
 Rypdal, Vitous & DeJohnette
Marc Ribot
Dave Fiuczynski and John Medeski

"He hums, there are drums, four winds, rising suns"

RFW


Saturday, February 11, 2017

Transmission 1217 - An Aristocratic Racket


Powder this!

John Lee Hooker
The Upper Crust
AC/DC
Jet
Ian Hunter
Mott The Hoople
The Kinks
Julian Cope
Dead Kennedys
ZZ Top
Paul Revere & The Raiders
The Beatles
Jerry Lee Lewis with Jimmy Page
The Clash
Bauhaus
INXS
Cowboys International
Superchunk
Dave Edmunds
Roky Erickson & The Aliens


"I'm Finished With Finishing School"

RFW

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*A tip of the wig goes out
to those lords of rock,
The Upper Crust,
for a blistering set in Allston, MA! 
Indulge in their Frippery and Foppery
when they next hold court at your local concert emporium!

Sunday, February 05, 2017

Transmission 1117 - The IC


Listen without sin!

Steven Wilson
Julian Cope
Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel
David Bowie
The Flys
Orchestral Maneuvers In The Dark
John Foxx & The Maths
Pink Floyd
Roger Waters
Far East Family Band


"in rapt communion with himself
The Holy Drinker is going straight into hell"

RFW


Saturday, February 04, 2017

Transmission 1017 - Beyond Your Wildest Dreams


There is another place  
A dimension unchartered
Your ticket is already booked
Only the departure date is unknown.

Watts
The Rolling Stones
Kiss
Howlin' Wolf
Thorbjorn Risinger & The Black Tornados
Beck, Bogert & Appice
Husker Du
The Replacements
R.E.M.
King Crimson
U.K.
Asia
David Cross


"We see the soldiers moving on to victory
And children trampled under marching feet
They fight for king and country
How many millions will they put to sleep?"

RFW

*Dedicated to John Wetton
1949-2017

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