Friday, May 28, 2010

Transmission 2210

We go under the covers with a thread of continuity and salvo sounds from The Hot Rats, Beastie Boys, Jimmy Smith, Slim Harpo, The Architectural Abdabs, Bob Francis and Three To One, Jimi Hendrix, Todd Rundgren, Don Dixon, The Moody Blues, The Doughboys, Bettye Lavette, Mushroom, Cornershop and Joe Cocker!

T2210 is a 62.8mb 128k mp3 1:08:37 in length made loud to be played loud!

" that's the funky shit"


*For a Memorial Day RFW Rewind check out T10607.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Transmission 2110

Virtual Music - performed by cartoons, cartoon bands, puppets and people dressed in funny costumes (and their theme songs) - has been around for nearly as long as animation itself. From the first Song Car-Tunes released by Fleischer Studios in 1924 to present day animated TV series, movies and musicians - reality has been blurred by these characters and the sounds forever burned into our collective conciseness.

Get drawn in by the ani-music of The Archies, The Bannana Splits, The Wombles, The Sugar Bears, Puffy Ami Yumi, Devo, The Ramones, Michael Kohler & Superfriends, Gorillaz, Dethlok, Homer Simpson, Fred Flintstone as Hi Fye, Jet Screamer featuring George Jetson, Tom (of Tom & Jerry fame), Jessica Rabbit, Butthead & Cher (with assistance from Beavis), Cartman with Kyle, Ren (one half of the the famous duo Ren & Stimpy), Bender/Fry/Leela & Robot Devil and Bugs Bunny & Elmer Fudd!

T2110 is a 58.3mb 128k mp3 1:03:46 in length made loud to be played loud!

"kill the wabbit"


Here's a favorite from The Powerpuff Girls by The Apples In Stereo!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Transmission 2010

Spit* was the inspired name of a nightclub that opened in 1980 on Lansdowne Street (the location of Fenway Park, the second site of the legendary Boston Tea Party and my broadcasting school**) in my hometown of Boston. The decor was chain link on mirror on black leather. The music was punk du jour and all of it's inspirations, tributaries and offshoots. The Music Director of the club was my oldest radio brother Oedipus*** and the Saturday night DJ was one of my best friends (still) Tony V! My alter ego Wave Dohlman, would occasionally spin at Spit and his angle was to get people to dance to music that they normally would not associate with the club or with dancing (there was nothing like watching a bunch of punks pogo to Shaun Cassidy!). Which leads us to this collection of non-standard dance ditties, which is not necessarily from the Spit era, but inspired by Wave's modus operandi and the memories of a nightclub like no other!

Cut a rug with Talking Heads, Nikengas, Axiom Funk, Funkadelic, Hawaiian Pups, Jean Pierre Massiera's Hercule, Primal Scream, Soft Cell and Haruomi Hosono!

T2010 is a 57.2mb 128k mp3 1:02:31 in length made loud to play loud!

"keychains of snow storms"


* A Spit 3oth Anniversary Reunion was held in Boston on May 3rd (another great one that I missed) and I hear that there was an amazing turnout. Congrats to Patrick Lyons and all of the Spit staff and regulars. See the pictures here!

** I went to broadcasting school at Career Academy School of Broadcasting in the Fenway section of Boston from 1973 to 1974. I was very lucky to have the inspirational Tony Cennamo as a teacher, mentor and friend. I havn't thought of Tony for many years and today found that he is now 75 and living in a nursing home in Boston. Check him out - he is one the coolest people to ever get behind a mic!

*** Oedipus, who I worked with at WTBS/WMBR, Cambridge and at the late WBCN, Boston (where he was the PD for many years) has hosted seminal radio shows including the Demi Monde and Nocturnal Emissions - he is now online with The Oedipus Project - listen today - this is the real deal!

Saturday, May 08, 2010

Transmission 1910

A mish mash, a hodge podge, a show with no theme, rhyme or reason - all apt descriptions of the contents within. Get random with The Psychedelic Furs, Billy Preston, Dr. John, Jeff Beck, The Hold Steady, Plan B, Free Energy, Antedeluvian Rocking Horse, Silica Gel, Hot Chip and MGMT!

T1910 is a 56.7mb 128k mp3 1:01:56 in length made loud to be played loud!

"I can't stand it"


*The picture above is Fish-Mish Mash II, an acrylic, sand on wood creation by Florance Putterman. Check out more of her work here!

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Transmission 1810

It's been a long time since we did a RFW rock and roll show! So we indulge with basic beats from Roy Wood's Wizzard, The Shazam, Harry Nilsson, Frank Marino, Todd Rundgren, Johnny Winter And, Muddy Waters, The Enemy Within, The Runaways, Arrows, The Jesus And Mary Chain, Led Zeppelin, The Dictators, Rod Stewart, Art Brut, Daniel Johnston and Client!

T1810 is a 60.9mb 128k mp3 1:06:31 in length made loud to be played loud!

"no more songs about sex, drugs and rock and roll - it's boring"


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