Saturday, December 31, 2016

Transmission 8116 - Is It Loud Enough?

Live music to bring in the New Year!

Jimi Hendrix 
Black Sabbath
Todd Rundgren's Utopia
David Werner
Mark Doyle

"sitting cross-legged on the floor"


* Our photo by Mary Ann Mayer is The Wall Of Sound at Boston's Music Hall
 as erected by The Grateful Dead!

Friday, December 30, 2016

Transmission 8016 - The CSA

A reality show host as President-Elect.

Billionaire Club alumni as nominees for the Cabinet.

An oil company CEO as Secretary Of State.

Product placement permeating people's proper perception.

This is not a bad movie or nightmare 
it's just business as usual.

Welcome to the new and improved 
Corporate State Of America!

Bachman-Turner Overdrive
Jeff Beck
Jeff Simmons
George Harrison
Otis Span
Tampa Red
Bonnie Raitt
Chuck Berry
Living Colour
Kaiser Chiefs
The Hold Steady
Femi Kuti
David Byrne
Richard Thompson
Tom Waits

"God's Away On Business"


Monday, December 26, 2016

Transmission 7916 - A Random Burst

Motivation - Energization - Stimulation

Ginger Baker - Jack Bruce - Eric Clapton

Grand Funk Railroad
Don Brewer - Mel - Mark Farner

Nigel Olsson - Dee Murray - Elton John 

The Yardbirds
Jim McCarty - Chris Dreja - Keith Relf - Jimmy Page 

James Gang
Jim Foxx - Tom Kriss - Joe Walsh 

Ash Ra Temple
Klaus Schulze - Hartmut Enke - Manuel Göttsching 

"Think About It"


Sunday, December 25, 2016

Transmission 7816 - Any Given (Christmas) Sunday

Music to watch the big game by!

Martin Mull
Yoshie Fruchter
Human Sexual Response
Pink Floyd
Ken Nordine
World Service Project
Julian Priester

"let's give Jesus Christ the football"


Friday, December 23, 2016

Transmission 7716 - 'Twas The Night Before The Night Before....

...and all thru the Archives no creature can wait 
So the celebration starts now no matter the date!

Ten Years After
Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band
David Bowie
Nine Inch Nails
Tuxedo Moon
Material with Nona Hendrix
Was (Not Was)
Haruomi Hosono & Friends Of Earth with James Brown
The Time

"It's A Holiday"


*Our Arctic intro was delivered by Tom Hanks on The Polar Express 
and the coda was courtesy of The Dreamers featuring Mike Patton.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

CITWA 2016

Due to the tightening of immigration and visitation regulations, 
 all suspected Santa Helpers, Snow and Gingerbread Men, Elves and lovable Christmas Bears
are being held at a top secret government internment camp for processing and possible deportation.

Will Santa make it over the wall this year?

Christmas In The Wohlman Archives 

Simon & Garfunkel
Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Jeff Beck
Super Deluxe
John Lennon
Hybrid Kids
Chuck Berry
James Brown
The Dreamers
Binky Gripitte
Buchanan & Goodman with Paul Sherman
Moog Cookbook
Bobby Sherman
Davitt Sigerson
Johnny Cash
Commander Cody
Leon Russell
Rotary Connection
Dias Irae
Harry Nillson & Robert Fripp

CITWA 2016

"all is calm - all is bright"


By popular demand (by Him),

Friday, December 16, 2016

Transmission 7616 - Are You Gonna' Be There?

When the Moon and Venus are conjoined in the Ninth House, 
we must be ready for the 50th Anniversary of the dawning.

The preparations must begin now before the essentials are either consumed or banned.

There are beads to string, flowers to grow and love to make!

The Chocolate Watch Band
The Swinging Blue Jeans
The Punkers
Moon People
Strawberry Alarm Clock
The Lemon Pipers
The Fretellis
Dirty Pretty Things
Roxy Music
The Staple Singers
The Black Crowes
The Deadbeats
Primal Scream
The Cowsills
The Monkees
The Collection
Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention
Amon Duul II

"I'm goin' to the love-in to sit and play my bongos in the dirt"


Saturday, December 10, 2016

Transmission 7516 - A Substitute

So do you listen - or obey?

The Rolling Stones
Howlin' Wolf
Vernon Reid
Rod Stewart
The Who
The Len Price 3
Pink Floyd
The Olivia Tremor Control
The Moody Blues
Faith No More
Marilyn Manson
Nine Inch Nails
James Brown
Lou Reed
Syl Johnson

"I was up above it"


Thursday, December 08, 2016

Transmission 7416 - Someone Get Me A Ladder

The original voice of 
King Crimson
 the L in 

Greg Lake

"every day a little sadder
A little madder"


Friday, December 02, 2016

Transmission 7316 - The Midnight Express

Smuggled love (and sunshine)!

John Lennon
The Beatles
The Apples In Stereo
Drum Circus
Love & Rockets
Sonic Youth
The Zig Zag People
Grace Jones
The Slits
Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings
The Tradewinds
The Donkeys
The Beach Boys

"it could be closer than you think"


*The photo still from the 1978 film Midnight Express 
depicts the RFW family happily pole-dancing in the Archives!

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Transmission 7216 - An Exotic Blend

A euphoric mix for the senses!

Muddy Waters
Jimi Hendrix
Uriah Heep
Johnny Cash
Velvett Fogg
Curtis Mayfield
Alejandro Escovedo
Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Lou Reed

"But wishin' won't make you a soldier.
With a pretty kiss for a pretty face
can't have its way
Y'know tramps like us, we were born to pay"


Friday, November 25, 2016

Transmission 7116 - (The) Leftover Turkey (Gang)

We are recruiting previously used toms and hens - 
do you have the giblets to join?

The Clash
Mike Watt
The Auteurs
The Pretenders
Ronnie Lane
Prince Jammy
Spanky & Our Gang
Gang Of Four 
Kool & The Gang
The James Gang
Gary Glitter
Eric Burdon

"everbody's looking for the Last Gang In Town"


Buttons & Rusty And The Turkey Gang: The Turkey Caper [VHS] Cover Art

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Transmission 7016 - Breakfast Buzz & Hum

A spiked coffee Sunday

Bill Laswell
David Sylvian
Ryuichi Sakamoto
Brian Eno
Pink Floyd

"Absolutely Curtains"


*Cliff Jones, the author of the Pink Floyd song study "Echos",
 wrote about "Absolutely Curtains" from the album "Obscured By Clouds":  
"...the track fades into the chanting of the Mapuga tribe. The words to this song are indecipherable, even to those who speak New Guinean. There are approximately 717 native different dialects and, as is the case in India, few of these different dialects can be understood by speakers 
of any of the others! Needless to say, the Mapuga didn't attend the sessions, 
and the Floyd dubbed the chant from the sound recordist's tapes, 
recorded on location in New Guinea."

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Transmission 6916 - Ride The Soul Train

Find a partner or dance by yourself!

Tyrone Davis
Marvin Gaye
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
The Temptationes
The Shirells
The Beatles
Carole King
The Mamas & The Papas
The Supremes
Michael Jackson
Stevie Wonder
Todd Rundgren

"this is dedicated to the one I love"


Friday, November 18, 2016

Transmission 6816 - That's Groovy, Baby

I can - you can - we can

Cult Hero
The Monkees
The Friends Of Distinction
Terrence Trent D'Arby
Iron Claw
Blackberry Smoke
Led Zeppelin
Blind Willie Johnson
John The Revelator
Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Pink Floyd
The Modern Lovers
Barry & The Remains
J. Geils Band

"oh ya"


* With usual suspect John Morrison, aka Guitar Johnny, aka The Boston Buddha 
guesting in the studio, the mood became more vibrant with each
mid-set trip to the outside lounge! 

By the end of the show - we were not ready to stop!

The ultra-groovy hidden coda contains equally dig-able sounds from:

The Residents
Jimi Hendrix Experience
Crack The Sky

Friday, November 11, 2016

Transmission 6716 - Tell Me That I'm Dreaming

Sometimes you get what you ask for!

Sophia Anne Caruso
The Wildhearts
Primal Scream
Buick Mackane
T. Rex
Luke Haines
Freedom Of Rhapsodia
John Zorn's Simulacrum
Black Sabbath
David Bowie
Bryan Ferry
Brian Eno

"This Is Not America"


* The thematic coda included NIN Bowie beats, an Ice Cube rap and a farewell salute by Wilco!

RFW REWIND - The Apocalypse End

War is over
If YOU want it
I want it!

The Doors 
The Clash 
The Stooges 
The New York Dolls
Jimi Hendrix
John Lennon 
Patrick Gleeson
Richard Beggs 
Bernard L. Krause 
Mickey Hart 
Airto Moriera 
Martin Sheen 
Robert Duvall 
Marlon Brando 
and an incredibly talented supporting cast of musicians, actors, editors and recordists. 


* In honor of Veteran's Day and the courageous men and women that have fought in past and present wars and those that might fight in (hopefully never to come) future wars, RFW respectfully rewinds  to a set I have been perfecting since 1979!

This Transmission is one of my proudest RFW moments 
and it takes on eerie, frightening and poignant weight
with the current state of the USA. the world
and continued lack of care and respect given to our soldiers and veterans.

The following is the text from the original post:

"Apocalypse Now" almost cost director Francis Ford Coppola his life! It gave to the world a night-fever look at the underbelly of the Vietnam War and burned phrases like "terminate with extreme prejudice" and "I love the smell of napalm in the morning" into our collective brain. 

It's Original Soundtrack is one of the best examples of the marriage of music and cinema. Constructed by Coppola and his father Carmine Coppola, the use of "The End" is so effectively intertwined with the ominous sound of Patrick Gleeson's moog helicopters in the distance that it never fails to invoke chills and visions of the ravaged fields of Vietnam under heavy attack - the flames, the smoke, the sounds and Jim Morrison's dark poetry all synchronized together by them like master-magicians. Francis, I'm still stunned and amazed.

If it has been awhile or if by any chance you have never seen "Apocalypse Now", "Apocalypse Now Redux" or the equally compelling documentary by Eleanor Coppolla "Hearts Of Darkness :A Filmaker's Apocalypse", I recommend that you make it a point to do it today or soon."

Sunday, November 06, 2016

Transmission 6616 - RFW Internationale'

 Musical Globetrotting

Phil Manazanera
Vodu 155
Africa 70
Plastic Bertrand

"Me asombre de lo que ha sucedidodododo"


*The unscheduled back-side-trip to Japan brought us 
Osumu Kitajima 
from the 1975 Antilles release 
Find it!

Saturday, November 05, 2016

Transmission 6516 - Leave Or Not? (The Answer is Blowing In The Wind)

“Parting is such sweet sorrow that I shall say goodnight till it be 'morrow”
William Shakespeare

The White Stripes
Johnny Thunders
Pink Floyd
Led Zeppelin
Tom Waits
Keith Richards
The Rolling Stones
Paul Simon
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Chris Spedding
Bryan Ferry
Warren Zevon
Harry Nilsson

"Why are you running away?"


*Concept and photo inspiration courtesy of Charles Laquidara.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Transmission 6416 - The Art Of Wearing Many

Let's try a few different ones on for size.

Green Day
The Clash 
The Raconteurs
Missing Persons
The Lefte Bank
The Shazam
The Apples In Stereo
Teenage Fanclub
The Saints
The Fauntleroys
The Yardbirds
Siouxsie & The Banshees
The Cure

"Conversations getting dull
There's a constant buzzing in my ears
Sense of humor's void and null
And I'm bored to tears"


*Pleasure and point of view supplied by my peer and pal Peter Choyce

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Transmission 6316 - Out Of Order

Confusion is normal and variety is the spice of life!

Mott The Hoople
Mink DeVille
The Cars
The Meters
Aaron Neville
The Neville Brothers
The Black Crowes 
The Chesterfield Kings
The Rolling Stones
Pete Townshend
Ronnie Lane
Ron Wood
Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks
Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention
It's A Beautiful day

"I don't know what to do"


Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Transmission 6216 - I Want To Be Elected

In anticipation of the train-wreck that will likely occur during the third and final Presidential Debate,
RFW takes a musical look at the sought after position!

Frank Zappa
Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians
Marilyn Manson
Ian Hunter
Blues Magoos
Randy Newman
Billy Bragg & Wilco
Ry Cooder
Kim Fowley
Bongo Herman
James Brown
Johnny "Guitar" Watson
Little Feat
The Psychedelic Furs

"I've got the apolitical blues
And that's the meanest blues of all"


*These images are based solely on my post-debate reaction of the two candidates. I for one, will honor the results of the election and I am now 100% confident of the outcome, Although I could be "Wrong" - stranger things have happened!

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Transmission 6116 - Got Live If You Love It

The volume is out of your control -
the lights are bright -
 the bands are hot!

The Beatles
Jeff Beck
Yellow Magic Orchestra
Kazumi Watanabe
Eric Clapton
Richard Thompson
The Rolling Stones
Marianne Faithful
Lou Reed

"will it be slow or will it be fast?"


Thursday, October 13, 2016

Transmission 6016 - Like A Hurricane

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

St. Louis Jimmy
The Association
Marc Ribot
Talking Heads
David Bowie
Thomas Dolby
Bob Dylan
Stevie Ray Vaughn
Neil Young & Crazy Hourse
Circus Maximus

"I want to love you but I'm getting blown away"


*Dedicated to the victims of Mathew, Nicole and all past, present and future weather phenomena. But can you really blame Mother Nature(?)!

Saturday, October 08, 2016

Transmission 5916 - Shut Up And Play More Music

 Let's lock the lips and rock the house!

Humble Pie
Billy Cobham
Jack White
Rage Against The Machine
Buddy Miles
Dave "The Fuze" Fiuczynski
Band of Gypsies
James Gang
Deep Purple

"stop, stop, stop"


Thursday, October 06, 2016

Transmission 5816 - I Think We're All Creepy Clowns On This Bus

It's the new sensation sweeping the nation.
So move over you Bozos,
RFW is sending in

Frank Sinatra
The Everly Brothers
The Replacements
Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Syd Barrett
The Kinks
The Beacon Street Union
Huey "Piano" Smith
Smokey Robinson
Peter Green
The White Rope
Oingo Boingo
The Residents
Royal Crescent Mob
David Lynch
*special thanks to The Firesign Theatre and William Shatner for uncredited cameos!


"don't bother, the're here"


The Creepy Clown College Hall Of Fame

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Homey D. Clown


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Shakes and his Creepy Clown Posse

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and Boston's favorite CC Willie Whistle!

Thanks for listening - We'll be laughing and eating (with) you soon!

Saturday, October 01, 2016

Transmission 5716 - Transition Transmission

Recorded on the last day of our first decade
Presented on the first day of our next decade

Out with the old
In with the new!

Mott The Hoople
Pearl Jam
Hoodoo Gurus
Savoy Brown
John Bonamassa
Led Zeppelin
Sonic Youth

"this is Not For You"


* This show is not for you, it's because of you 
and people like 
my best friend and special guest,
Vinny Moretti.

 Thanks for sharing the first 10 with me.
Now let's get back to business!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Transmission 5616 - Equi Nox

Get comfortable in your favorite seat
let the new season fall all around you.

Pat Martino
Lee Hazlewood
Van Morrison
The Kinks
Andy Patridge
The Vines
Small Faces
Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians
Primal Scream
Miles Davis

"Little later friends will be along
And if you feel like joining the throng
Just might feel like singing Autumn song"


*The word equinox was formed by two Latin words: 
"Equi", the Latin prefix for "equal" and
"nox", the Latin word for "night." 
Refering to the fact that
the amounts of daylight and darkness on the day of the 
Autumnal Equinox 
are almost equal. 

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