Friday, August 29, 2008

Transmission 17408

Work hard and play hard with Procol Harum, Robin Trower, The Dreamers, The Beach Boys, The Beatles, J. Geils Band, John Lee Hooker & Canned Heat and Rory Gallagher. Happy Labor Day Weekend!

T17408 is a 56.3mb 128k mp3 1:01:32 in length made loud to be played loud!

"your inside is out and your outside is in"


Thursday, August 28, 2008

Transmission 17308

Be prepared for a killer set featuring Jerry Lee Lewis, Hank Ballard, Chuck Berry, Captain Beefhart & The Magic Band, Pete Townshend, Spiritualized, Tommy James, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Traffic, HASYMO, Yukihiro Takahashi, Haruomi Hosono, Ryuichi Sakamoto and Yellow Magic Orchestra!

T17308 is a 58.4mb 128k mp3 1:03:50 in length made loud to be played loud!

"boppin' at the high school hop"


Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Transmission 17208

Japanese guitar terrorist Keiji Haino has always assaulted me into endearment and confused me. I am pretty sure his first name is Keiji, but I have seen it listed as Haino Keiji as well, such as on his Purple Trap collaboration with Bill Laswell and Rashied Ali! Whats the deal?

Our musical journey to France, Japan and Italy by way of Oregon includes Horrific Child, Jun Fukamachi 21st Century Band, Keiji Haino & Boris and Eyvind Kang. Passport please!

T17208 is a 59.2mb 128k mp3 1:04:40 in length made loud to be played loud!

"L'etrange Monsieur Whinster"


Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Transmission 17108

The perfect show to listen to in a repossessed car holding an alien stash in the trunk! Go faster to sounds from Nirvana, Flipper, Suicidal Tendencies, 23 Skidoo, Hot Chip, The Rolling Stones, Ronnie Wood, Bob Dylan & The Band, The Kinks, 1910 Fruitgum Company, Sweet and Flasket Brinner. It glows in the dark!

T17208 is a 58.8mb 128k mp3 1:04:19 in length made loud to be played loud!

"I,m not crazy, your crazy"


Monday, August 25, 2008

When Two Worlds Collide!

Most disciples of radio, especially those that spent time in the San Francsico Bay Area, know the names Dennis Erectus and Mel Karmazin. Mel's Infinity Broadcasting was the owner of the legendary San Jose rock station KOME-FM and Dennis was a notorius KOME personality (and the cloth from which all so-called "shock-jocks" that followed were cut).

This once-in-a-lifetime photo was captured at a station event and probably marks the only time that Erectus ever out-dressed Mel! By the smiles on their faces, you can tell that there was some twisted mutual admiration moment in progress.

I can only imagine what was being said at the exact time the picture was taken!
Mel has gone on to lead Sirius/XM Radio and sadly, Dennis suffered a severe heart attack in 2006 that has him still recovering.

I have met many people in my over 35 years of radio, but few as different and talented as these two. I owe them both for just being a part of their respective worlds.

This is as special as a picture gets and I wanted to share it with you all!

Dave RF Wohlman

* Dennis "Erectus" Netto died on June 11, 2012 after suffering a second an fatal heart attack. His family lost a wonderful man, radio lost an innovator and  originator  and I lost one of my best friends. You will be missed Mr. E.

Transmission 17008

We dance and celebrate the music of the late-great Isaac Hayes with equally funky contributions from B.T. Express, Was (Not Was), Brick, Ohio Players, Marie "Queenie" Lyons and Don Covay. Right on!

T17008 is a 59.5mb 128k mp3 1:05:05 in length made loud to be played loud!

"can you dig it?"


Friday, August 22, 2008

Transmission 16908

Grind and percolate with our hot and steaming cup of RFW featuring Prince, Buddy Miles Express, Mississippi John Hurt, Humble Pie, Can, The National Lampoon & Don Caballero, Cream*, Bob Dylan, Jazznova, The New Mastersounds, Tony Alvon & The Belairs, The Outsiders, Wildflower and Dantalian's Chariot. Black is where it's at!

T16908 is a 56.1mb 128k mp3 1:01:19 in length made loud to be played loud!

"coffee is important"


* The Coffee Song by Cream was originally released as a UK single with Wrapping Paper and was ommited from all but a Swedish release of Fresh Cream. Subsequent CD reissues have added both as bonus songs.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Transmission 16808

An Untittled kamikaze-blast from Boris ends our show of newer sounds including Primal Scream, Alejandro Escovedo, The Killers, David Byrne & Brian Eno, Marc Ribot's Ceramic Dog, The Black Seeds, One Day As A Lion, James and Wire. Not Badenov!

T16808 is a 59.5mb 128k mp3 1:05:03 in length made loud to be played loud!

"hey, hey, Zombie Man"


Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Transmission 16708

Space is definitely the place as we blast off with Richard Strauss, Kraftwerk, Raymond Scott, Three Man Army and Sun Ra & His Astro Intergalactic Infinity Arkestra. HAL lives!

T16708 is a 55.2mb 128k mp3 1:00:23 in length made loud to be played loud!

"one look at her face, it puts you right back in space"


Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Transmission 16608

Roots run deep within a thematic set from Mad Professor, The Truth, Junior Murvin, Dillinger, Pharoah Sanders, The Chemical Brothers, Haxmjolk, Nucleus, Gordon Giltrap and Family!

T16608 is a 56.3mb 128k mp3 1:01:30 in length made loud to be played loud!

"pull my roots, when I feel I should be gone"


Monday, August 18, 2008

Transmission 16508

Here's a musical offer that you can't refuse from Don Caballero, Oz Noy, Nels Cline & Gregg Bendian, Omar Rodriquez-Lopez & Lydia Lunch, Bill Laswell & Jah Wobble, James Carter, DJ Krush, DJ Spooky & The Twilight Circus Dub Sound System and DJ Cam. What a family!

T16508 is a 59.8mb 128k mp3 1:05:24 in length made loud to be played loud!

"the enemy is within"


* The picture above is the hilarious Joe Flaherty's Second City TV character Guy Caballero as Don Caballero.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Transmission 16408

To celebrate surpassing the 5000 subscribers mark, we spare no expense in bringing you a rock and roll show worthy of your weekend. Turn up your speakers for Living Colour, Talking Heads, David Bowie, Cheap Trick, AC DC, Blue Oyster Cult, Grand Funk, James Gang, The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, The Ramones and The Tubes. In RFW we trust!

T16408 is a 55.5 128k mp3 1:00:40 in length made loud to be played loud!

"beep, beep"


Thursday, August 14, 2008

Transmission 16308

A RFW seance conjures up the ghostly sounds of William Burroughs, We're Late For Class*, Dub Syndicate, Jim Morrison & John Lee Hooker, Pink Anderson, Floyd "Dipper Boy" Council, Pink Floyd and Pink Freud. They're here!

T16308 is a 59.8mb 128k mp3 1:05:28 in length made loud to be played loud!

"the ceremony is about to begin"


*The creative cut-ups in We're Late For Class are favorites of RFW and I beseech you to tune in and turn on to their blog worth of improvisational madness.

**Is the picture above really the ghost of Jim Morrison?

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Transmission 16208

I, like millions of others, have been enjoying the 2008 Olympics in China. When I checked the RFW Family Map today, I noticed that someone in Beijing had visited! So let's do a salute to the summer games with such Gold Medal winners as Emerson Lake & Palmer, The National Lampoon, Kasabian, Humble Pie, Four Tet, Broken Social Scene, Phil Manzanera, Brian Eno, Japan and Julian Cope. Record breaking!

T16208 is a 57.2mb 128k mp3 1:02:32 in length made loud to be played loud!

"she stands erect, pert little chest thrust out"


Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Transmission 16108

It's a bit of the avant-harde-garde wrapped up in a pop gauze including The Wolfgang Dauner Quintet, Fred Frith, Nigel Kennedy Quintet, Yoko Ono and Harry Nillson. Bag it!

T16108 is a 57.5mb 128k mp3 1:02:52 in length made loud to be played loud!

"I want you, I want you, you're making me sick"


I occasionally find myself defending the importance of Yoko Ono's music when talking to the unconvinced or uninitiated. For the record - I put Mrs. L in the same category of innovative artists as Carl Stockhausen, John Cage, Ornette Coleman, Miles Davis and La Monte Young, to name but a few. John was most proud of his guitar work on classic Ono albums like Fly, Feeling The Space and the Yoko/Plastic Ono Band and might I dare state my opinion that in the long haul, she was as inspiring and influential as her late, great husband. The recent remix projects Out Of The Box and Yes, I'm A Witch are testaments that Yoko's music is alive and well in the past, present and future of rock, roll and the space in between.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Transmission 16008

It's a full house at RFW with a handful of monarchs and a slew of the royal lady's best! Ante up for Calypso King & The Soul Investigators, Ben E. King, King George Discovery, Freddie King*, John King, Don King, King General and Queen. We all win!

T16008 is a 57.4mb 128k mp3 1:02:46 in length made loud to be played loud!

"radio, someone still loves you""


* I mentioned that Freddie King was doing Clapton when talking about Have You Ever Loved A Woman. In fact, it's a blues standard written by Billy Myles and recorded by Freddie King as Federal single #12384 in 1960. It was of course, re-recorded by Eric's Derek & The Dominoes and has since become one of his signature songs.

Friday, August 08, 2008

Transmission 15908

Ziegfeld, Zelig or even the one and only Zorro would be proud of our zig-zag romp through the letter Z featuring Zappatta Schmidt, Z.Z. Hill, Zulutronic, Zap Pow, Zion Train, Zakary Thaks, Zior, Zarathustra, Zeena Parkins and Zweistein!

T15908 is a 57.2mb 128k mp3 1:02:30 in length made loud to be played loud!

"Za Za Za Zilda"


Thursday, August 07, 2008

Transmission 15808

Our teenage songfest goes from 13 to 19 in record time with help from Oneida, Big Star, Flamin' Groovies, Sonny Sharrock, Baumstam, Puffy Ami Yumi, The Virgins, Buzzcocks, The Sex Pistols, Alice Cooper and Muddy Waters.

T15808 is a 58mb 128k mp3 1:03:22 in length made loud to be played loud!

"won't you tell your dad get off my back"


Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Transmission 15708

Contained within are sounds by the groundbreaking, inventive and genre-spawning artists Steve Reich, Mortin Subotnick, Mort Garson and Wendy Carlos. Plug in!

T15708 is a 59.9mb 128k mp3 1:05:29 in length made loud to be played loud!

"Come Out"


*Pictured above is the Buchla 100 Modular Electronic Music System created by Donald Buchla.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Transmission 15608

Various shades of Red by the likes of John Wetton, Ronald Shannon Jackson, Indigenous, Paris, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Soil & Pimp Sessions, Tomahawk, David Sylvian and Isis!

T15608 is a 54.8mb 128k mp3 59:52 in length made loud to be played loud!

"cause if my baby don't love me no more, I know her sister will"


Monday, August 04, 2008

Transmission 15508

Followers of Julian Cope rejoice! Today's audio relic contains 3 from our pictured saint, which are preceded by Tussle, Brian Eno & David Byrne, Amon Tobin, Bjork, Tuxedomoon, Scientist, Duke Ellington, Michael Nesmith and Percy "Thrills" Thrillington!

T15508 is a mb 128k mp3 1:03:19 in length made loud to be played loud!

"you don't have to be afraid love"


Friday, August 01, 2008

Transmission 15408

Demanding your attention like a spectacular car wreck, enjoy the elegantly brutal Jesu, Painkiller and Ash Ra Temple!

T15408 is a 57.2mb 128k mp3 1:02:29 made loud to be played loud!

"Flowers Must Die"


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