Monday, June 18, 2018

Transmission 5818 - They Say It's


Another Day

Paul McCartney

and wild Surprise Birthday Party entertainment by

Howlin' Rain


"are you afraid 
>or< 
is it true?"

RFW

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Transmission 4718 - Getting Sloppy


Sprinkle a little more over > hear 

Humble Pie
Primal Scream
Led Zeppelin
Howlin' Rain
The Black Crowes
Loggins & Messina
Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Richard & Linda Thompson
David Byrne
P.M. Dawn


"why do I keep Fuckin' Up?

RFW

Friday, June 15, 2018

Transmission 4618 - Let It Fly



High!

Dave Fiuczynski
Funkadelic remixed by Moodyman
Bill Laswell Axiom Funk
Boy Azooga
Haruomi Hosono
Ryuichi Sakamoto & Thomas Dolby
Robert Palmer
Gary Numan
Prick
Nine Inch Nails
Traffic
Cream
Steve Miller Band


"let me live my life the way I want to"

RFW


*The 1995 Nothing Records debut lp by Prick was indeed co-produced by Trent Rezner and Warne Livesey! Many thanks Kevin McMahon.

Saturday, June 09, 2018

Transmission 4518 - Bow Down



Now up!

The Sensational Five Singing Sons
Graham Central Station 
Brownout
The Isley Brothers & Carlos Santana
Chester French
Prince
Rare Earth
The Rubber City Rebels
The Litter
Ramones
The Beach Boys 
The Donkeys
The Who


"share your love with the master"

RFW

Friday, June 08, 2018

Transmission 4418 - Need Help?




Won't you please, please?

America
BeeGees
Harry Nilsson
Lydia Lunch
The Fireman
Genesis
Steely Dan
Dillinger
British Lions
Ian Hunter
Mick Ronson
David Bowie
Britney Spears
The Waitresses
Roger Daltry

"giving it all away"

RFW


Sunday, June 03, 2018

Transmission 4318 - Be True



School's Out
completely!

The Sensational Alex Harvey Band
Ramones
The Runaways
Redd Kross
Mr. Bungle
Jerry Lee Lewis
Chuck Berry
Graham Parker
Warren Zevon
Hot Chips
The Cynics
The Beach Boys
Steely Dan
Nils Lofgren
Cheap Trick
The Naked Brothers Band
Suburban Studs
Alice Cooper


" goodbye"

RFW

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Transmission 4218 - Too Early For Bed



 tired, 
sleep 
won't 
come

That Special Place

Ryuichi Sakamoto
Steve Tibbetts
The Oimels
Fujiya & Miyagi
Tuxedomoon
Channel Light Vessel
Porcupine Tree
Siouxie & The Banshees
Spooky Tooth
Leon Russell
Mike Patton
Luke Haines
Lou Reed


"The sun is a light bulb
A candle's a treat
The curtains stay closed now
On my little retreat"

RFW


Friday, May 25, 2018

Transmission 4118 - Close Enough


It's (Semi) Official
It's Coming!

Orchestre Poly-Rythmo
Parquet Courts
The Stranglers
Nutz
Johnny Jewel
Artificial Pleasure
David Bowie
Neil Merryweather & The Space Rangers
Mushroom
Faust
Samuri


"I'm doing fine"

RFW

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Transmission 4018 - More Fun Than .....


..... let's fill it to the brim!

Devo
Damon Albarn &Jamie Hewitt
Djam Karet
David Sylvian & Robert Fripp 
The Monkees
Neil Diamond
Deep Purple
Rage Against The Machine
Jack White
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
Bob Dylan
Jef Lee Johnson
Jimi Hendrix
Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood


"I can walk like an ape, talk like an ape, 
I can do what monkey do
God made man
But a monkey supplied the glue"

RFW


Friday, May 18, 2018

Transmission 3918 - The Ears Nose


Melting it down.

Elvis Presley
T. Rex
Arto Lindsay & Marc Robot
Kramer
Fleetwood Mac
Ian Anderson
Peter Green Splinter Group
Country Joe & The Fish
Quicksilver Messenger Service
Steve Miller Band
Jefferson Airplane
Genesis
David Byrne
Robert Fripp/Peter Gabriel
Bruce Springsteen


"Get It On"

RFW


Sunday, May 13, 2018

Transmission 3818 - Cycle Of The Sun


More Circadian Rhythm and Blues

Steven Wilson
Eberhard Kranemann & Harold Grosskopf
Can
Miharu Koshi & Haruomi Hosono
Ryuichi Sakamoto & Alva Noto
Marion Brown
Brian Eno
Phil Manzanara
Jim Caroll Band
Yes
The Cure


"drip, drip, drip, drip, drip, drip"

RFW

*The magical and flourishing anchor to the Noon/Evening Suite was the title cut of Marion Brown's 1970 ECM classic Afternoon Of A Georgia Fawn produced by Manfred Eicher. 
The amazing band included:

  Alto Saxophone [Alto Sax], Soprano Saxophone [Sopranino Sax], Clarinet, Contrabass Clarinet, Suona [Chinese Musette], Flute, Percussion – Anthony Braxton

Alto Saxophone [Alto Sax], Zurna [Zomari], Percussion – Marion Brown

Bass, Percussion – Jack Gregg

Piano, Bells, Gong, Percussion – Chick Corea

Tenor Saxophone [Tenor Sax], Flute [Alto Flute], Bass Clarinet, Idiophone [Acorn], Bells, Flute [Wooden Flute], Percussion – Bennie Maupin

Voice, Percussion – Jeanne Lee

Voice, Piano, Percussion – Gayle Palmoré

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**The 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine went to 
Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash, and Michael W. Young
for their discoveries of key molecular mechanisms controlling 
the circadian rhythm. 

Almost everything under the sun follows the rhythms of the sun, a 24-hour cycle hardwired from billions of years of planet Earth spinning around. Humans, animals, plants, flies, fungi, even bacteria, follow such a routine, and it’s called a circadian rhythm 
(circa means “around” and dies means “day”). 

Specifically, circadian rhythm refers to the result of constant interaction between an organism’s internal biological clocks and environmental cues — most notably, the sun, but also many other factors — a relationship that governs our behavior, hormone levels,
 sleep, body temperature and metabolism.



Friday, May 11, 2018

Transmission 3718 - Autofixation



I feel the need for

Billy Murray
Mike Patton
Raymond Scott
Chuck Berry
Rory Gallagher
Grace Jones
John Foxx
Señor Coconut Y Su Conjunto
Primal Scream
Gong
The Auteurs
Eno
Alpha Star


"Wir fahr'n auf der Autobahn"

RFW



Saturday, May 05, 2018

Transmission 3618 - Watch Out For That Tree!



Jungle Boogie!

Jef Lee Johnson
Lee "Scratch" Perry & The Upsetters
The Meters
The B52s
Sparks 
Roxy Music
Eno
Nguyên Lê 
Stevie Salas
Ian Hunter
David Bowie
Queen
Nine Inch Nails
The Beatles
The Apples In Stereo
John & Yoko Ono Lennon


"I'm friends with a monkey
I'm friends with a bird
I'm close with the lion
They all got the word"

RFW

*Dedicated to all in the jungle including George and Dr. Vincent Boombaa (pictured above).



Friday, May 04, 2018

Transmission 3518 - Brainstorming


You think it - I'll play it!

Hotlegs
Velvett Fog
Barrence Whitfield & The Savages
Hoodu Gurus
Wire
Magazine
Kraftwerk
Johnny Winter And
The Beginning Of The End
Lipps, Inc.
Love Delegation
The Tubes
David Bowie


"tell me"

RFW

Monday, April 30, 2018

After Sloppy


It's utter madness!

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RFW

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Transmission 3418 - The Space Between


The Notes

Mushroom with Eddie Floyd
Sun Ra
Steve Miller Band
Spirit
Three Man Army
Steven Wilson
Guru Guru
Brian Eno
Sun Ra & His Astro Intergalactic Infinity Arkestra

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"Space Is The Place where I will go "

RFW



"Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes 
and curl my back to loneliness"
Maya Angelou

*Dedicated to Claude Debussy 1862-1982

** A post-production listen brought to my attention that I failed to mention Three Man Army featuring the Gurvitz brothers, Adrian and Paul. Their Space is The Place is an old RFW favorite.

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Transmission 3318 - Where You Gonna' Go?



What you gonna' know?

Chris Spedding
Bryan Ferry
801
Chris Squire
Marc Ribot's Ceramic Dog
Dr. John
Humble Pie


"when the music Breakout"

RFW


Friday, April 27, 2018

Transmission 3218 - ... Set Alive



Get Set - Ready - Go!

The Mothers Of Invention
The Who
Chicago
Neil Young & Phish
Led Zeppelin


"My Guitar Wants To Kill Your Mama"

RFW

Friday, April 20, 2018

Transmission 3118 - The Secret


It's simple - take note.

Pete Townshend
Paul McCartney
Todd Rundgren
Talking Heads
Pere Ubu
Devo
Skunks
Ultravox!
The Tights
A Perfect Circle
Nick Millevoi's Descretion Trio with Jamie Saft
Sonic Youth


"listen"

RFW


Sunday, April 15, 2018

Transmission 3018 - Digging Down To The Other Side


 (中華/中华)

King Gong
The Tights
Gary Numan
Jean Michele Jarre
Julian Cope
Lee "Scratch" Perry
Japan
Iggy Pop
Tangerine Dream
Brian Eno
Electric Sandwich 


"中国的永恒在这里"

RFW

*China Bound is a 1929 silent film comedy directed by Charles Reisner,
 and produced and distributed by MGM. 
It's a rarity due to some of its blatant racial content, but if your lucky enough to find a copy - 
watch it with today's Transmission as the Soundtrack!

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Transmission 2918 - Maybe I'm A Maze(d)


Follow the threads of continuity from beginning to end!

Hawkwind
Blue Oyster Cult
Patti Smith
Iggy Pop
David Bowie
Roxy Music
King Crimson


"all aboard for Funtime"

RFW


Saturday, April 07, 2018

Transmission 2818 - Please Let Me Be ...


Pushing over the edge to greatness!

The Misunderstood
The Monks
Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band
Silver Apples

Silverhead
The Wildhearts 
The Kinks

Fats Domino
Chris Spedding
The Flys
Missing Persons

The Garden
Hawkwind
Anthroprophh


"I don't criticize what I don't understand"

RFW

Sunday, April 01, 2018

RFW - Rise



Johann Sebastian Bach 
(1685-1750)

Easter Oratorio, BWV 249 
(1725, 1735, 1740)

i. Sinfonia 
ii. Adagio 
iii. (Aria) Kommt, eilet und laufet
iv. (Recitativo) O kalter Männer Sinn
v. (Aria) Seele, deine Spezereien
vi. (Recitativo) Hier ist die Gruft
vii. (Aria) Sanfte soll mein Todeskummer
viii. (Recitativo) Indessen seufzen wir
ix. (Aria) Saget, saget mir geschwinde
x. (Recitativo) Wir sind erfreut
xi. (Chorus) Preis und Dank

Hannah Morrison, soprano
Meg Bragle, mezzo-soprano
Nicholas Mulroy, tenor
Peter Harvey, bass

Monteverdi Choir
English Baroque Soloists

Conductor: 
John Eliot Gardiner

London, Proms 2013

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Transmission 2718 - The (Sexie) Sadie Hawkins Dance



It's Ladies Choice!

Pussy Riot
Marianne Faithful
Gina X Performance
Towa Tei featuring Kelly Minogue
Cristina
Lene Lovich
Nina Hagen Band
Grace Jones
Yoko Ono remixed by DJ Spooky
Primal Scream with Kate Moss
Donna Summer


"vagina's where your really from"

RFW




Friday, March 30, 2018

Transmission 2618 - Me & Ering



We got a thing going on!

Jeff Beck
Rod Stewart
Dave Mason
Derek & The Dominoes
The Motels
Romeo Void 
Garbage
Lou Reed
Alice Cooper
John Lydon
Alejandro Escovedo
Garland Jeffries
Carlos Santana


"Turn To Me"

RFW


Friday, March 23, 2018

Transmission 2518 - Unwrapping The Newbies


Breaking Current Sounds

Jack White
Me'Shell NdgeOcello
Midlife
JB Dunkel
Mamuthones
Dead Meadow
Mud Mornganfield
The Fratellis
Barrence Whitfield & The Savages
Randy Bachman
Oneida
The Vibrators
Straya

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"Listen up if you want to hear"

RFW

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Transmission 2418 - Clap Hear



Earplugs are for amateurs - what?

Joe Walsh
XTC
World Party
The Waterboys
Rory Gallagher
U2
Thin Lizzy 
Julian Cope
Buzzcocks
Faces
The Jimi Hendrix Experience
The Wildhearts


"you know it's getting stronger"

RFW

When Erin first rose from the dark swelling flood,
God bless'd the green island and saw it was good;
The em'rald of Europe, it sparkled and shone,
In the ring of the world the most precious stone.
In her sun, in her soil, in her station thrice blest,
With her back towards Britain, her face to the West,
Erin stands proudly insular, on her steep shore,
And strikes her high harp 'mid the ocean's deep roar.

But when its soft tones seem to mourn and to weep,
The dark chain of silence is thrown o'er the deep;
At the thought of the past the tears gush from her eyes,
And the pulse of her heart makes her white bosom rise.
O! sons of green Erin, lament o'er the time
When religion was war, and our country a crime,
When man in God's image inverted his plan,
And moulded his God in the image of man.

When the int'rest of state wrought the general woe,
The stranger a friend, and the native a foe;
While the mother rejoic'd o'er her children oppressed,
And clasp'd the invader more close to her breast.
When with pale for the body and pale for the soul,
Church and state joined in compact to conquer the whole;
And as Shannon was stained with Milesian blood,
Ey'd each other askance and pronounced it was good.

By the groans that ascend from your forefathers' grave
For their country thus left to the brute and the slave,
Drive the demon of bigotry home to his den,
And where Britain made brutes now let Erin make men.
Let my sons like the leaves of the shamrock unite,
A partition of sects from one footstalk of right,
Give each his full share of the earth and the sky,
Nor fatten the slave where the serpent would die.

Alas! for poor Erin that some are still seen,
Who would dye the grass red from their hatred to green;
Yet, oh! when you're up, and they're down, let them live,
Then yield them that mercy which they would not give.
Arm of Erin, be strong! but be gentle as brave;
And uplifted to strike, be still ready to save;
Let no feeling of vengeance presume to defile
The cause of, or men of, the Emerald Isle.

The cause it is good, and the men they are true,
And the Green shall outlive both the Orange and Blue.
And the triumphs of Erin her daughters shall share
With the full swelling chest, and the fair flowing hair.
Their bosoms heave high for the worthy and brave,
But no coward shall rest in that soft-swelling wave;
Men of Erin! awake, and make haste to be blest!
Rise! arch of the ocean, and queen of the West!

William Drennan



*The obligatory Saint Patricks Day live set is for all those in an Emerald Isle state of mind. Celebrate safely and hold the green beer.


Friday, March 16, 2018

Transmission 2318 - Pirate Radio Lives



Fifteen songs on the Wohl man’s chest.

The Mellomen
Johnny Kid & The Pirates
Red Beard & The Pirates
Nick Cave
Thomas Dolby
Nina Hagen 
Culture
Santogold
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers
Ocean Colour Scene
Marianne Faithfull
Sting
The Sensational Alex Harvey Band
Greg Lake & Keith Emerson


"Yo-Ho-Ho and a bottle of rum"

RFW

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Transmission 2218 - The Lost Hour Hour



Sprung ahead - but not dead!

Pierre Henry
The Beatles
The Residents
The Shazam
The Mothers Of Invention
Faust
David Sylvian & Holger Czukay


"can you take me back?"

RFW

*Time waits for no person, place or thing. Just because we physically attempt to eliminate 60 minutes from our conscious existence, the hour lives on in our unconscious reality. This is the soundtrack of our collective events that occured between 2am and 3am, Sunday, March 11th, 2018.

Friday, March 09, 2018

Transmission 2118 - One Person's Garbage ...



... is another person's love.

Cracker
The Rolling Stones
Mick Jagger
Keith Richards
Toots & The Maytals
Yohimbe Brothers
Linton Kwesi Johnson
The Pretenders
The Slits
Janis Joplin
John McLaughlin
Santana
Bill Laswell


"you ask for advice,
I say use the door"

RFW

Friday, March 02, 2018

Transmission 2018 - In From The Storm



You don't need a weatherman 
to know which way the wind blows!

Jimi Hendrix
Bryan Ferry
Brian Eno
Phil Manzanera
Jeff Simmons
The Mothers Of Invention
Aynsley Dunbar's Blue Whale
Barrence Whitfield & The Savages
Willie Wright & The Sparklers
Jesse Anderson
David Byrne
Pussy Riot
William Onyeabor

"the cryin' blue rain was tearing me up"

RFW


Saturday, February 24, 2018

Transmission 1918 - One Leg At A Time


3 out of  8 ain't bad!

James Brown
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
The Stooges
Japan
Roxy Music
Thomas Dolby
Yes
Steven Wilson


"Hot pants! Hey! Hot pants smokin'!"

RFW

*With the help and in assistance of Dr. Boom Ba,
 we have discovered a number of the 
infamous missing garments. The pant-hunt continues.....



Friday, February 23, 2018

Transmission 1818 - Getting Into The Spirit(s)


She's Actin' Single 
(I'm Drinking Doubles)

Three Aces & A Joker
Otis Milburn
Chicken Shack
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
Charles Wright & The 103rd Street Rhythm Band
The Three Diamonds
The Damned
Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Ride
Painted Doll
Ian Hunter
Ten Years After
Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Foghat


"I'm rolling all night long
just another drink and I'll be 
gone, gone, gone"

RFW

*"One of my favorite song titles, She's Actin' Single (I'm Drinkin' Doubles)" was written by Wayne Carson and recorded by American country music singer Gary Stewart. It was released in March of 1975 and made it to #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart for a single week. Although not my cup of Long Island Iced Tea, kudos are certainly deserved.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Transmission 1718 - Hip No Tic


Sounds for cool cats and kittens!

Bardo Pond
MGMT
The Future Sounds Of London
The Lemon Twigs
Porcupine Tree


"just know that if you hide
it doesn't go away"

RFW


Friday, February 16, 2018

Transmission 1618 - Sharp As A Tack




Have no doubt!

Jamie Saft
ZZ Top
13th Floor Elevators
Nazareth
Little Feat
The Jackson 5
Mary Wells
The Association
Eno & Byrne
David Byrne & St. Vincent
Marianne Faithful
Yoko Ono
Johnny Rivers
Brother Roy
The Allman Brothers Band


"When we met I was sure out to lunch
Now my empty cup tastes as sweet as the punch"

RFW

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Transmission 1518 - The Blues Got Soul



Soul and the blues had a baby
and they named it
RFW

Muddy Waters
Funkadelic
Arthur Conley
Soul Brothers Six
The Music Explosion
Ray Charles
Eric Gales
Prince
Jimi Hendrix Experience
The Chambers Brothers


"Do you like good music?"

RFW



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