Sunday, October 30, 2011

Transmission 12911

It's a fifty-fifty proposition for your affection and confection - or else! Treat yourself right by filling your trick bag with The Who, The Triffids, The Artesians, Fujiya & Miyagi, America, Bert Jansch, John, Zorn, Soulive, Lover Boy, St. Louis Bessie, Gas Head, Elvis Presley, King Biscuit Boy & Sonny Del Rio, The Hobbits, Outrageous Cherry and The Dead Weather. The RFW Halloween Trilogy is officially dead - or is it?

T12911 is a 60.2mb 128k mp3 1:05:50 in length made loud to be played louder!

"little itty-bitty treats that groove your head"


Saturday, October 29, 2011

Transmission 12811

For Part 2 of the RFW Halloween Trilogy, I've transfused an entire bucket of tunes from the Wohlman Archives to this homoglobic hoe-down featuring donations from Xander Harris, Mouse On Mars, Simian Mobile Disco, Singers & Players, Scientist, Mountain, Primal Scream, Jamie Shaft, Mastodon, Buckethead, Hanadensha and Peter Gabriel.

T12811 is a 64.1mb 128k mp3 1:10:04 in length made loud to be played louder!

"I Want More Than Just Blood"


Transmission 12711

Part 1 of the RFW Halloween Trilogy could save the world! A pieced together creation tailor made to bring out the monster in you featuring Madeira, The Mansfields, Daevid Allen with Planet Gong, Goblin, Bobby "Boris" Pickett & the Krypt-Kickers, Screamin' Lord Such & The Savages, The Living Things, Blue Oyster Cult, The Undisputed Truth, Bats, Som Tres, The Gravedigger V, Pete Drake, Pete Bardens, Bob & Lucille, Louise Huebner and Uriah Heep. It's either revolution or destruction!

T12711 is a 58.8mb 128k mp3 1:04:14 in length made loud to be played louder"

"tell them Boris sent you"


Sunday, October 23, 2011

Transmission 12611

The "RFW Inside The Whale Suite (Listen Don't Kill)" contains a pod of tunes from J.B. Lenoir, John Taverner, Abarax, Christopher Guest, Paul Winter, Bill Murry and Procol Harum!

T12611 is a 67.6mb 128k mp3 1:13:56 in length made loud to be played louder!

"The Whalers (?) hmmmm - that don't sound like no reggae music"


*There are a number of excellent sites that you can visit to learn more about the plight of the whale. Sea Shepard is recommended because it does not mince words or shy away from the truth!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Transmission 12511

I'll meet you at the juke-joint for a hearty helpin' of the blues courtesy of Joe Turner, William Harris, Wynton Marsalis & Eric Clapton, Rick Derringer, Johnny Winter, Fleetwood Mac, Peter Green Splinter Group, Miles From India, John Coltrane and Dream Syndicate. Don't be late!

T12511 is a 58.9mb 128k mp3 1:04:24 in length made loud to be played louder!

"I know what you like"


Friday, October 21, 2011

Transmission 12411

As the father of two boys, I have the responsibility to teach my sons the things they need to know to become better men. So this week, I have been teaching my 12 year old Curtis the finer points of poker. When to hold them, when to fold them, the high-art of the bluff, the all-in bet and the all-important poker-face. Each a wonderful analogy to "life in the real-world"!

Which brings us to our "two-of-a kind" Transmission filled with tunes that work well as pairs from Satch Arnold and Pink Floyd, Nirvana and Foo Fighters, Link Wray and Bob Seeger, new and old selections from The Zombies, Sly & The Family Stone and Wilco, Burt Jansch and Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel and a huge pot-buster from Twin Tail and Adrian Belew. Ante up!

T12411 is a 63.2mb 128k mp3 1:09:04 in length made loud to be played louder!

"a church house gin house, a school house out house"


Sunday, October 16, 2011

Transmission 12311

The RFW fight against stupidty continues with moronic music from The Driving Stupid, Rod Stewart, Funkadelic, Chocolate Genius, Frank and Nancy Sinatra, XTC, The Spongetones, The Rolling Stones, Neil  Young and Crazy Horse, The Paranoics, Loose Fur, Kid Loco, Solomon Burke, The Specials, Michael Nyman and Mogwai! Stupid is as stupid does? 

T12311 is a 57.3mb 128k mp3 1:02:40 in length made loud to be played louder!

"and then I had to spoil it all be saying Somethin' Stupid like I love you"


Transmission 12211

We are graced with the royal presence of Duke Ellington and assorted members of the RFW court including The Dust Brothers, Filter, Pop Will Eat Itself, They Promised Us Jetpacks, Magazine, Buzzcocks, Stevie Wonder, Haruomi Hosono, Seikatsu Kojo Linkai Orchestra and Frank Zappa and The Mothers!

T12211 is a 60.1mb 128k mp3 1:05:44 in length made loud to be played louder!

"you can feel it all over"


Friday, October 14, 2011

Transmission 12111

There is a running joke and occurrence in the Wohlman household. Whenever we start a movie, we know that my wife Pam will inevitably get up to get a drink, make popcorn, get into comfy clothing, go to the bathroom or a variety of personal activities that might have been done prior to the start of the film. Although she always insists that we do not have to, we end up pushing the pause button until she has completed whatever it is that she had to do.

As we were commencing our most recent Wohlman Family Movie Night (the newest Transformer masterpiece), she decided to get up and make Rice Krispies Treats®. This led to a record movie pause that lasted in excess of one hour!

You may be asking , "Dave - what does this have to do with T12111?".  Well, while waiting for the anticipated start of that night's blockbuster - I started playing songs from the portable RFW HAL Archives (an IRiver H340 in case you are taking meticulous notes). The following RFW Movie On Pause Suite was the result! Hit play and enjoy the uninterrupted music of Bill Nelson, The Rolling Stones, Cristiani Roversi, Paul McCartney, Steven Wilson, Alison Krauss, Hot Chip, Robert Fripp featuring Terre Roache, Ryuichi Sakamoto with David Sylvian and Ingrid Chavez and The Bees.

T12111 is a 55.6mb 128k mp3 1:00:49 in length made loud to be played louder (without being paused). 

"energy here in every part"


Sunday, October 09, 2011

Transmission 12011

Cherry-picked numbers from the Wohlman Archives include Ferris Wheel, Emitt Rhodes, Sophie B. Hawkins, Daryl Hall, The Clash remixed by Jeremy Healy, 10 Ft. Ganja Plant, Dennis Coffey, Simple Minds, Tones On Tail, Spandau Ballet, Elvis Presley, Edgar Blanchard and Emergency!!

T112011 is a 65.3mb 128k mp3 1:11:26 in length made loud to be played louder!

"Fresh As A Daisy"


*The version of "Creole Love Song" by Emergency! can be found on the Japanese import "Loveman Plays Psychedelic Swing" recorded live in Tokyo on March 20, 2002. Highly recommended!

Saturday, October 08, 2011


I need to write down my thoughts - the words are echoing in my brain.

I am so sick and tired of  Hallmark sentiment catch-phrases that attempt to give a convoluted sense of hope,  Fox News (?) style media blurbs that are thinly veiled propaganda and the moronic ramblings of self-righteous "leaders" that react to the dire predictions of our world's scientific/economic brain-trust and the voices of their citizens with text-book methods of re-direction intended to cause doubt where there should be clarity.

If there is one thing that is more unsettling than these people with their obvious self-enriching agendas, it is the stupidity, gullibility and lemming-like behaviour of their followers. In my naive world it seems to be an easy process - the majority of American voters tell the government what/how we want things done. The government listens and follows the voice and will of the people. How did we ever get to the point of elected men and women imposing their intelligence over the unintelligent masses. A more perplexing question  - "Why have we let this happen for so many years?".

The United States was created by people who staged a violent revolution against an unpopular ruling hierarchy. They were being abused physically, psychologically and morally - so they went on the offensive. After years and decades and centuries of "government for the people by the people", we have obviously lost our way. The newest incidents of public unrest happening across our nation are just the beginning of what I see as an inevitable outcome.

I am an a optimistic dreamer, but a realistic observer of what is around me. I see a storm brewing (literally and metaphorically) and fear that when it hits - it will rain red. Be it Islam versus Christianity versus Judaism versus Buddhism, Democrats against Republicans against Tea Party members (who are bought and paid for the Republican party anyway), police against protesters or Mother Nature against the race that has recklessly abused and unforgivably continue to destroy our world. You do not have to be Fellini to finish the movie of what is to come.

We continue to live life, listen to music, watch TV, read books, post messages on Facebook and enjoy our families and friends - but every day it is becoming a little harder to not be awakened to the horror that awaits us, our children and the generations that will inherit this terrible mess.

Each Morning, I turn on the news and expect to hear it.  Just like it was in Lexington, Ma. in 1775, the first shot fired will once again be "heard around the world". No one knows who will hold the gun or who will be the victim, but as sure as I am writing this now - I believe it is coming soon.

The only comforting thought is that out of the ashes, sometimes rises a Phoenix. But then again, that is mythology.

I can not speak for you. I should not speak for you. This is my opinion. You are deserving of your own opinion and how you live your own life. But I have come to the realization that it is time for me to WAKE UP and RISE UP against stupidity and insolence wherever and whenever it presents itself to me. Politicians, Law Enforcement, Lawyers, Administrators, Teachers, Company Representatives, Family, Friends and the average "Joe and Jane" on the street. I have decided to treat stupidity with compassionate intelligence, resolutions and unjust decisions by people with a self-appointed sense of importance/authority with calm and calculated defiance, racism/discrimination with incrimination and disgust and (most of all) to no longer be silent when insulted and confronted by any obvious lack of logic, courtesy, respect or humanity.

I won't change the world. I might offend some people and lose a few "friends" in the process - but I hope to regain some self-respect and peace of mind.

It has to start within me to to continue without me!

Dave RFW

It's Nice To See/Hear That I'm Not Alone.

Transmission 11911

Seeing Red is one thing, but Hearing Red is quite another. Get colourful with Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Tom Waits, Thin White Rope, Tommy James & The Shondells, Foxboro Hot Tubs, Ursula 1000, Dome, Pan Sonic & Alan Vega, This Mortal Coil, Peter Gabriel, White Stripes and Pelican!

T11911 is a mb 128k mp3 1:03:00 in length made loud to payed louder!

"over me, over me"


*Our overture "Yes It Is", featuring beautiful crimson choral vocals from The Fabs, can be found on the 2009 Remastered Mono version of "Past Masters - Volume 1".

**The wonderful image "Seeing Red"is courtesy of the talented Greala.

Friday, October 07, 2011

Transmission 11811

The RFW Switched-On Somnambulist Suite is perfect for sleep-dancing the evening away. Enjoy the late-night moves of Trentemoller, Telepathe, Apparat, Legowelt, SebastiAn, M83, Ras G & The Alkebulan Space Program, Dr. Israel, DRC Music, Transglobal Underground, Patten, Radiohead remixed by Four Tet and Death in Vegas!

T11811 is a 59.5mb 128k mp3 1:04:59 in length made loud to be played loud!

"never talking, just keep walking"


Here's Some Late-Night TV You Might Have Missed While You Were Dancing!

Roger Waters & Foo Fighters on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon

Trombone Shorty on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

Glen Campbell on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Sunday, October 02, 2011

Transmission 11711

A foggy, rainy Sunday morning on the coast of Oregon set the mood for this excursion into the experimental jazz wing of the RFW Archives - get lost in the wonder of David Torn, Ikue Mori with Robert Quine & Marc Ribot, Sonny Sharrock, Arcana, Steve Tibbets and The Scorch Trio.

T11711 is a 60mb 128k mp3 1:05:36 in length made loud to be played louder!

"and he burns a bridge before you get to the station"


* The perfect image is courtesy of the talented MsBond looking through the lens at Cannon Beach, Oregon!

Saturday, October 01, 2011

Transmission 11611

The final show in celebration of RFW's 6th Birthday is a collaboration between me and you! Let's hang out and play a few tunes from Burning Spear, Linton Kwesi Johnson, The Temptations, Rod Stewart, Fela Kuti, Bryan Ferry, Phil Manzanera, Brian Eno, Mike McGear and Wings! .... I'll cry if I want to!

T11611 is a mb 128k mp3 58:30 in length made loud to be played louder!

"did you know that I'm always going back in time"


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