Saturday, January 30, 2016

Transmission 616 - God Moves, Falls And Rises

Usually, He is gracious enough to allow things to die, but once. 
Although that is obviously not always the case. 

The second coming of a legendary Boston radio station, WBCN Free Form Rock - which I was a part of, was shut down yesterday. This only added to the grief caused by ongoing and impacting deaths of musical innovators so far in 2016. 

I force myself to remember that all things must pass and with every end, 
comes a new beginning.

The following 3 hour show is the aborted playlist that was in progress, but never fully aired on the last show of this rule-breaking, musically adventurous institution. My love and highest regards go out to my fellow staff members and all our listeners.

Meanwhile, the torch shines brightly on RFW!

Jefferson Airplane
David Bowie
Tedeski Trucks Band
Bob Dylan
Paul Simon
Little Richard
Buick MacKane
Chocolate Genius
Steely Dan
Bob Seeger & The Silver Bullet Band
Stevie Ray Vaughn & Double Trouble
Baby Huey & The Baby Sitters
Gary Clarke Jr.
The Rolling Stones
The B-52s
Grace Jones
The Cure
Julian Cope
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
Dwight Twilley Band
Led Zeppelin
The Beatles
Jeff Lyne
George Harrison
Van Halen
Graham Parker & The Rumor
Joe Walsh
Neil Young
Grand Funk Railroad
Eric Burdon & War

T616 is a three part mp3 that you can download or play below:

 Moves - Falls - Rises

"Slip Sliding Away"


*It was a honor and a pleasure to be in such company as the people who worked at WBCN, Boston thru the years and the family of the newest incarnation - 
Sam  Kopper, Destiny Curtis, 
Adam Luciano and Mitch!  
I had a great time - but you 
can't drive forward looking in the rear-view mirror 
 - right? 

Let's Rise!

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Transmission 516 - And Nothing To Get Hung About

A session in The Archives takes us to NYC.
We also dance, do aural drugs
(semi-legal only, of course
and get sent to the gallows!

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
Fun Loving Criminals
Terrence D'Arby
The Brothers Johnson
Black Mountain 
Nine Inch Nails 
Talking Heads
The Doobie Brothers
Robert Plant
Alice Cooper

T516 is a 1:02:28 mp3 you can download here

"I Cheat The Hangman"


Monday, January 11, 2016

Transmission 416 - The Stars Look Very Different Today

Words and Music by 

David Bowie

T416 is a 1:00:44 mp3 you can download here!

"the sun machine is going down and we're gonna' have a party"


Sunday, January 10, 2016

Transmission 316 - Wicked Pissa

We should not live in fear, but there is no rest for those that bring it from all directions, 
including from within. Ding Dong - RFW calling with

The West Coast Workshop

John Fogerty

Black Sabbath

Keith Richards

Stone Temple Pilots

The Hives

Jim Carroll Band



Of Montreal

Julian Cope

British Sea Power

Horace Andy

T316 is a 58:49 mp3 that you can download here.

"When sun goes down
And moon gets high
You can hear her cacklin'
Out in the night"


Saturday, January 09, 2016

Transmission 216 - Time Flies (but always in a circle)!

I originally conceived this cinematic-sounding set as a Sunday in The Archives type show, then it dawned on me that I spent many a teenage Saturday at the theater or the drive-in "watching" a groovy double-feature. The two we have on the marque include music by

Enio Morricone 

Ryuichi Sakamoto

Arrive early for the best spot, hot buttered popcorn and assorted short subjects from

Yoshiaki Fujikawa & Eastasia


Fanu & Bill Laswell

Luigi Tenco

 Conrad Schnitzler

T216 is a 1:10:00 mp3 that you can download here.

"look around"


*The Time Machine capsule of sound images from 1968 were created for CBS News by Peter Wells and Joel Heller and narrated by Charles Kuralt.

** The recited lyrics were borrowed from The Who's Won't Get Fooled Again. Will we?

Sunday, January 03, 2016

Transmission 116 - The Thin Black Duke's Star Rises

Enigmatic, Unpredictable, Experimental, Stylistic  

Melodic, Discordant, Expressive, Free

What a way to start the new year:

David Bowie
The Charles Lloyd Quartet
Les McCann
James Carter
Medeski, Martin & Wood
Mike LaDonne
The Ramsey Lewis Quartet

T116 is a 1:14:46 mp3 that you can download here!

"who the fuck's going to mess with me?"


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