Sunday, January 25, 2015

~Wasted On The Young~

Transmission 1315

Ponce, I think we've found the fountain! Jump in with Generation X, The Bronx, Blondie, Ian Hunter, Human League, Bill Nelson, The Soundtrack Of Our Lives, Black Uhuru, Matisyahu, Bob Marley & The Wailers, Memphis Slim, Paris and Wipers!

T1315 is a 1:07:25 154mb 320k mp3 made loud to played louder! 

"I'm walking in the street, with the latest on my feet, and the hair that makes the people stop and stare"


*"The Fountain of Youth" is a 1546 painting by Lucas Cranach the Elder.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

~I See Music In Colors~

Transmission 1215

The All-Star Dead Band is now officially in Trance Heaven. Edgar Froese, guitarist, keyboard innovator and original member of Tangerine Dream passed this week at age 70. With a few obvious exceptions, no matter the genre of music you enjoy - chances are that this man has helped to shape, inspire or spawn it's sound! 

T1215 is a 1:07:15 153mb 320k mp3 made loud to be played louder! 



Friday, January 23, 2015


Transmission 1115

Back in my formative DJ years (the late 70's), many of the members of my musical golden circle  gravitated to performing either on the air or in the clubs. I obviously followed the radio path, but also dabbled live in the DJ booth as my alter ego, Wave Dohlman. Today, I introduce a new member of the RFW staff, the mysterious DJ Disco Mystic! Old School - EDM - Mutant, I love to dance, so here's a set that will keep you on the floor for a non-stop hour of grinding gyration!

Sweat to Lou Reed, Diana Ross, Brass Construction, Donna Summer, Chic, Mark Ronson, Simian Mobile Disco, Calvin Harris, Christina, Talking Heads and Kraftwerk!

T1115 is a 1:02:02 in length 141mb 320k mp3 made loud to be played louder! 

"Disco, Disco Mystic"


*Blame it on King Raffi, the greatest Disco DJ on the Left Coast, Armenia and the World!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

~Fire Walk With Us~

Transmission 1015

I have always been drawn to the sights and sounds of David Lynch. They say (whoever they are?) that like-minds think alike. Which solves a mystery more pressing than who put a fish in the percolator! From Lost Highway, Twin Peaks and Eraserhead to Crazy Clown Time, Big Dream and The Air Is On Fire to name just a few, the strangely compelling sights and sounds of this director, musician, author and artist speak to me in a secret code that makes the undecipherable obvious. Why?

Yesterday (January 20th), while I was celebrating my birthday, it came to my attention that I shared this special anniversary with my name-sake. Now I understand - I think! 

Enter the Black Lodge of the Wohlman Archives with Agent Gordon Cole, Dale, Shelly, The Log Lady, Annie, Norma and Bobby at The Double D Diner as well as David Bowie, Dean Hurley, Venetian Snares, Angelo Badalamenti, Peter Ivers and Trent Reznor!

 T1015 is a 1:08:24 158mb 320k made loud to be played louder! 

"In Heaven everything is fine"


Monday, January 19, 2015

~Content Of Character~

Transmission 915

"To sin by silence, when they should protest, makes cowards of men."
Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Reverend M L Jr. Day inspires a set of kingly tunes by Topanga Canyon Orchestra, Marilyn Manson, Jamie Saft, Fad Gadget, Brian Eno, Albert King, B.B. King, Freddie King, The Police, Sade, Al Green, Graham Nash, XTC, King Crimson and Jack DeJohnette.

T915 is 1:14:21 170mb 320k mp3 made with love to be spread far and wide!

"I'm a king and I wear a crown of thorns"


*The post-outro selection by Jack DeJohnette is "The Reverend  King Suite: Reverend King/Obstruction/The Fatal Shot/Mourning".

Friday, January 16, 2015

~Scratch Then Add~

Transmission 815

Start by digging your nails into The Supremes, Rufus Thomas and Devo.

Add Sw for sounds from Soundgarden, Def Leppard and Siouxie & The Banshees.

Then St, P, D for Green River, Brian Eno & David Byrne and Jon Spencer Blues Explosion.

Follow with B and squirm with The Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, David Bowie and Funkadelic.

W ends the torment with The Sonics, Donovan, Monty Python and Salem MASS!

T815 is a 1:12:26 165mb 320k mp3 made loud to be played louder!

"love is like an itching in my heart"


Sunday, January 11, 2015

~My Woodie's Outside Covered In Snow~

Transmission 715

After being schooled on the lingo, I now know that to get on a long-board and "hang-five" is a lesser version of "hangin' ten", but what about the one-legged surfing members of the RFW Family? Trying to please all we go to jail, hit the waves, remember Alex, Chris and Andy (stay healthy Jody!) and draw on current affairs of the heart with help from The Reverend J. M. Gates, Jeff Beck Group, Amon Duul II, Sublime, Stevie Ray Vaughn & Dick Dale, Malibooz, The Surfaris, The Tradewinds, Haruomi Hosono-Shigeru Suzuki & Tatsuro Yamashita, Big Star, Foghat, Nutz, Crack The Sky and Boxer!

T715 is a 1:11:52 164mb 320k mp3 made loud to be played louder!

"there'll be no surfing there, and no one even cares"


*Today's show is dedicated to two surfing radio brothers, Tony Berardini (a present East Coast surf enthusiast, my mentor and the high-priest of rock & roll) and Fred Reiss (a West Coast disciple of the waves, as well as one of the funniest and most courageous men I know). I love you both!

Saturday, January 10, 2015

~Both Doors Lead Somewhere~

Transmission 615

A bit of both featuring:

The In-Sounds of Bryan Ferry, Jesus & Mary Chain, Ben Harper & Charlie Musslewhite, The Animals, The Soundtrack Of Our Lives, Union Carbide Productions, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Led Zeppelin, Ray Charles, Dyan Diamond, Don Covay, Danny Gatton, The Beach Boys and Bauhaus.

The never Out-Of-Date tunes of Roxy Music, The Ventures, The Who, The Doughboys, DMZ, The Rolling Stones, Paul Revere & The Raiders, 999, The Seeds, Donald Fagen, Was (Not Was), U2, Blur and PIL!

T615 is a 2-Part 320k mp3 made loud to be played louder! 

Part 1 (In) is 58:36 and 137mb.

Part 2 (Out) is 58:52 and 137mb.

"I'm In With The In-Crowd"

"then Out Of The Blue, love came rushing in"


Friday, January 09, 2015

~Take My Hand~

Transmission 515

An ass-shaking, super-groovy session in the Archives includes Jah Wobble, Lival Thompson, Vernon Reid & Masque, Hot Chip, The Chemical Brothers, Funkadelic, Mick Jagger, Marc Ribot's Ceramic Dog, The Doors and Iron Butterfly!

T515 is a 1:01:38 141mb 320k mp3 made loud to be played louder!

"don't you know that I love you?" 


Wednesday, January 07, 2015

~An Essential Introduction~

Alvy Singer: [addressing the camera] There's an old joke - um... two elderly women are at a Catskill mountain resort, and one of 'em says, "Boy, the food at this place is really terrible." The other one says, "Yeah, I know; and such small portions." Well, that's essentially how I feel about life - full of loneliness, and misery, and suffering, and unhappiness, and it's all over much too quickly. The... the other important joke, for me, is one that's usually attributed to Groucho Marx; but, I think it appears originally in Freud's "Wit and Its Relation to the Unconscious," and it goes like this - I'm paraphrasing - um, "I would never want to belong to any club that would have someone like me for a member." That's the key joke of my adult life, in terms of my relationships with women.

Transmission 415

Expanding on the sentiment of Woody Allen's Alvy Singer in Annie Hall, by way of Groucho Marx and Sigmund Freud (what a great dinner party guest list that would be), if you can't get past the infamous "Walkie Talkie Sunrise" intro by Yin and Yan you can't get into Radio Free Wohlman!.


RFW is by design not a Greatest Hits affair, but it could be if I desire. What you hear after the opening cacophony of sound is not a musically safe environment, cooked for mass consumption or designed to shift units. I do not wish to demand that you listen, define how you listen, or desire you to like the contents of every transmission as you listen. But I do want you to listen.

The kitchen-sink mentality is purposely in place to eschew preconceived format conceptions, juxtaposition unlikely partners and expose the RFW Family (you) to artists and music that it might never willingly expose itself to next to toe tapping faves.

Therefore, the Yin & Yan intro will remain in place as a both a gate-keeping barrier of guests that would more than likely not enjoy the members of our illustrious club and to serve as a warning that this is not your standard fare - this is Radio Free Wohlman!

Get past the gate-keepers with OST music from The Trip, Hal Blaine, Emil Richards, The Zodiac-Cosmic Sounds and Paul Beaver & Bernie Krause!

T415 is a 146mb 320k mp3 1:03:53 made loud to be played louder! 

"Good Morning"


*For a very enjoyable and informational essay on the music featured above, check out The Beaver & KrauserockSampler by The Seth Man as found on Julian Cope's excellent site, Head Heritage.

** Learn more about Yin & Yan here!

Monday, January 05, 2015

~Where, Why And How Long?~

Transmission 315

Not here, there, a house or city - and certainly not in the grey, which is nowhere at all. It's not  a request or a command, a plea or choice, a question or answer. It's what you do when you are honest, rich with self-worth and value integrity.  No one should be where they do not want to be, for then each precious day is wasted; where they are unhappy, which makes their wounds self-inflicted; or where they are demanded to be by others, which reduces them to being a voluntary prisoner. A desired place in life does not not negate responsibilities, dedication or devotion - it increases the ability to fulfill them. One belongs not where you were before, but where you say you want to be to yourself and those that you ask to Believe in you now and in the future. Most importantly, you do it so your soul is able to escape complacency and rise towards ultimate potential and unrealized dreams  - which I believe is the supreme challenge and goal in life! 

Stay with Jellyfish, Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs, Son Lux, David Bowie, Al Green, Funkadelic, Sly & The Family Stone, American Blues, Eddie Boyd, The Clash, Babyshambles, Talking Heads, Bill Nelson's Red Noise, Chris Spedding, Love, Nirvana and The Meters!

T315 is a 148mb 320k mp3 1:05:03 in length made loud to be played louder! 

"loving you whether life is good or bad or happy or sad"


Friday, January 02, 2015

~It Burns You When It's Hot (Like A Rocket)~

Transmission 215

First we shine the RFW Spotlight on Love And Rockets including the intertwined sounds of Bauhaus and Tones On Tail!

Then it's a tip of the hat directed to one of the 2014 recipients of The Kennedy Center Honors, Sting!

T215 consists of two 320k mp3s made loud to be played louder!

Part 1 is 129mb and 56:43 in length!

Part 2 is 151mb and 1:06:10 in length!

"I could be lost inside their lies without a trace, but every time I close my eyes I see your face"


*Love And Rockets consisted of Daniel Ash, David J. and Kevin Haskins. All three were members of Bauhaus with Peter Murphy. And Ash and Haskins added Glen Campling on drums for their project Tones On Tail!

**Along with Gordon Mathew Thomas Sumner, the other honorees bestowed this years recognition were the right Reverend Al Green (worthy of a full future RFW Transmission), everyone's bosom buddy Tom Hanks, the ever-graceful Patricia McBride and the consistently wonderful Lily Tomlin - and that's the truth (raspberry)!

Thursday, January 01, 2015

~Sounds From The Vinyl Jungle~

Transmission 115

If I had the money, the space and the time to devote to it, the RFW collection would look something like this. Unfortunately, I don't, but since we spend so much time together, I thought I would give you a dream visual to imagine the setting of our regular sessions. We start 2015 with a walk into the Archives including tracks on wax from Bee Gees, Buddy Holly, The Dave Clark Five, The Beatles, Badfinger, The Bees, The Beach Boys, Patti Smith Group, Wire, Joy Division, Led Zeppelin, Muddy Waters, Faust, Yellow Magic Orchestra and King Crimson - Happy New Year!

T115 is a mb 320k mp3 1:10:00 in length made loud to be played louder! 

"let's start a brand new story, now my love"


*The amazing record collection above belongs to Brad Miocevich of Perth, Australia. Read more about it here!

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