Sunday, December 31, 2017

Transmission 10817 - Melodic Intuition

Trust your hunch.

The Left Banke
The Fireman
The Moody Blues
Pink Floyd
Roy Buchanan
Little Axe
The National
Dire Straits
Steve Miller Band
Bob Dylan & The Band
Jeff Beck & Seal
Nguyên Lê & Terri Lynne Carrington
Jimi Hendrix & The Band Of Gypsies

"oh say can you see its really such a mess
every inch of earth is a fighting nest
giant pencil and lip-stick tube shaped things
continue to rain and cause screaming pain
and the arctic stains
from silver blue to bloody red
as our feet find the sand
and the sea is strait ahead"


Friday, December 29, 2017

Transmission 10717 - Riding The Polar Vortex

Deep-freeze inspired ritual dance!

Jah Wobble's Invaders Of The Heart
David Bowie
Schneider TM
Yellow Magic Orchestra
Towa Tei
Yohimbe Brothers
Tranquility Bass
The Gaslamp Killer

"what goes up, must come down"


Monday, December 25, 2017

Transmission 10617 - Music To Unwrap To

Rip, tear, shred!

Ryuichi Sakamoto
Phillip Glass
Klaus Schulze
Robert Fripp & Andrew Keeling

"but seriously, folks"


Saturday, December 23, 2017

The 2017 RFW Holiday Companion

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In celebration of
Mary and Joseph

Frank Sinatra
Jimmy Donnley
Brian Setzer Orchestra
Gary Hoey
Jerry Rab
Vernon Garrett
The Salem Travelers
Winston Tong
Tampa Red
Floyd Dixon
Blitzen Trapper
Jethro Tull
Teenage Fanclub
Paul Revere & The Raiders
The Blind Boys Of Alabama & Taj Mahal
John Fahey

"In Christ There Is No East or West"


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"This here's some strange but good shit!"

*Many jingles to the endless talents of Jesse Crawford, a RFW Christmas favorite for decades!

Friday, December 22, 2017

Transmission 10517 - No Colors Any More

Black as coal, black as night.

The Rolling Stones
Moog Cookbook
Was (Not Was)
Luke Haines
The Vines
The Jesus And Mary Chain
The Cramps
Link Wray
Sonny Sharrock
Rival Sons
Derrick Harriott & The Crystalites
Chosen Few
Syl Johnson
The Animals

"no more will my green sea go turn a deeper blue,
I could not foresee this thing happening to you."


Thursday, December 21, 2017

Transmission 10417 - Seasonal Seasonings

Spicing up the solstice.

Crack The Sky
Tommy James & The Shondells
Eric Burdon & The Animals
The Cure
Steven Wilson

"come to me, get it, come, come"


Monday, December 18, 2017

Transmission 10317 - A Night-In

The Rolling Stones
Bryan Ferry
Grace Jones
The Clash
The Smithereens
The Beatles
Small Faces
Todd Rundgren
Jimi Hendrix

"leave me where I am"


Thursday, December 14, 2017

Transmission 10217 - A Long One, While She's Here

Why be quick?


Sonny Bono
The Rolling Stones
Blind Faith
The Doors

"until the end"


*The Transmission title was inspired by the cheeky lads in
The Who

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Enjoy A Quick One, While He's Away live in 1969.

Friday, December 08, 2017

Transmission 10117 - A Day At The Beach ...

... With Brian, Peter & The Wolves

The Beach Boys
Brian Wilson
Jim James
Howlin' Wolf
Bad Company
Pete Townshend

"Love & Mercy to you and your friends tonight"


Saturday, December 02, 2017

Transmission 10017 - Get In

Head this way...

Bryan Ferry
Gang Of Four
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
Screaming Headless Torsos
Patty Smith
The Yardbirds

"I know all the latest steps"


Friday, December 01, 2017

Transmission 9917 - People, Let's ....

.... And Dance!

Grand Funk Railroad
Wicked Witch 
Billy Cobham
The ACT Family Band 
Caecilie Norby, Céline Bonacina, Wolfgang Haffner, Lars Danielsson, Nguyên Lê 

"If we had a President, that did just what he said,
the country would be just alright, and no one would be dead,
from fighting in a war, that causes big men to get rich,
there's money in them war machines, now ain't this a bitch?"


Sunday, November 26, 2017

Transmission 9817 - Prepared While You Were Waiting

Now Serving

The Byrds
Junior Kimbrough
Jon Spencer
Robert Plant
J.J Burnell
The Red Crayola
Brian Eno
Jah Wobble
Bill Laswell & Pharoah Sanders

"if your memory serves you well"


Saturday, November 25, 2017

Transmission 9717 - It's A Many Splendid Thing

What the world needs now is ....

Stevie Wonder
Muddy Waters
Bonnie Raitt
Anthony Gomes
Blood, Sweat & Tears
Alice Cooper
The Flys
Stiff Little Fingers
Stone Temple Pilots
The Cult
Living Colour
Al Green
Annie Lennox
Lou Reed
Bob Dylan
The White Stripes
Bob Marley & The Wailers
Jimi Hendrix Experience
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Steve Miller Band
The Doors
Brian Ferry
The Cast Of Pete Townshend's Quadrophenia
Burt Bacharach & The Posies

"send yours in right away"


Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Transmission 9617 - PPP

The Electric Dance Of The Headless Turkeys

Fujiya & Miyagi
The Human League
John Foxx & The Maths
Orchestral Manoeuvers In The Dark
Wolfgang Flür
Señor Coconut y Su Conjunto
Haruomi Hosono
Hajime Tachibana
Beaver & Krause

"Radio Number 1"


Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Transmission 9517 - R12 CTR

You need a lighter for that?

The Doors
The Rolling Stones
Janis Joplin
Little Feat

"ask the Rock & Roll Doctor's advice"


Saturday, November 18, 2017

Transmission 9417 - Strings & Skins

Strum and Strike.

The Dream
Terje Rypdal
Gard Nilssen, Ingebrigt Håker Flaten, Even Helte Hermansen, Hans Magnus Ryan,  Hedvig Mollestad Thomassen, Henry Kaiser, Raoul Björkenheim, Reine Fiske, Ståle Storløkken 
(Bill) Bruford

"Ain't No Use"


Friday, November 17, 2017

Transmission 9317 - Multiple Fifths

Can there be more than one?

Arthur Feidler
Siouxsie & The Banshees
Dwight Twilley
Steve Hillage
William Shatner
Soul Strings 
Wolfgang Dauner Quintet
Adrian Belew
Oz Noy & Ozone Squeeze
Wayne Krantz
Little Richard
Jimi Hendrix
Crack The Sky
Yellow Matter Custard
Randy California

"I heard the news today - oh boy"


*For ChaChi Loprete - Boston's Official Fifth Beatle.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Transmission 9217 - The Lost "Jeff" Sessions

Forgetting remembered memories!

P.M. Dawn
Peter Gabriel
Alice In Chains
The 20th Century Zoo
The Beach Boys
Robert Gordon & Chris Spedding
Fleetwood Mac
Procal Harum
Johnny Thunders
Daniel Johnston
The Drink
Scott Johnson

"I've got no memory of anything at all"


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"That’s the way you lie. That’s the way people do it in court. I’ve seen it many, many times. Well, I don’t remember, but if. And she said 35 times before the FBI interview that she couldn’t remember? If you can remember and you don’t — if you say — and you say, I can’t remember, then that’s as false a perjurious statement 
as if you flat-out gave a false statement."
Jeff Sessions

“History is a set of lies agreed upon.” 
 Napoléon Bonaparte

“If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.” 
 Mark Twain

"I might have hit the lamp with my arm, but I don't remember!"
Dr. Vinny Boom Baa

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Sunday, November 12, 2017

Transmission 9117 - Prelude To What's Next

Take over!

Jim O'Rourke
Prefab Sprout
Roxy Music
Talking Heads
David Bowie
Les Claypool
Pink Floyd

"it won't take long"


Friday, November 10, 2017

Transmission 9017 - Inexpensive Pranks

You know they're out to get you!

Cheap Trick
The Modern Lovers
The Lemon Pipers
The Dukes Of Stratosphere
Tom Waitts
Creedence Clearwater Revival
Big Sur
Alex Chilton
The Nomads
Lou Reed
Luke Haines
Sonic Youth

"What ya gonna do when your head's exploding?"


* November is proving to be a great month for live music.
Tonight we're heading north to Hampton, NH
for the ever-vital
Cheap Trick 

and opening hometown-favorites

Thursday, November 09, 2017

Transmission 8917 - No Rocks

Rolls only!

Medeski, Martin & Wood
Major Lazer
Bo Carter & The Mississippi Sheiks
Ronnie Lane
Yim Yames
Neil Young
Mumford and Sons
Leon Russell
Mott The Hoople
Eric Clapton 
Howlin' Rain

"We Are Rolling"


Saturday, November 04, 2017

Transmission 8817 - The Stickman Cometh

Tony Levin

A renowned master of the bottom end, studio ace and prolific photographer
reflects on his personal and musical past, 
discusses the present King Crimson 
and prepares for the future
hometown show in Boston!

King Crimson
Peter Gabriel
Bruford Levin Upper Extremities
Liquid Tension Experiment
Stick Men


"can you pull me out?"


When referencing a band, consistency is usually a variable. It could be used to denote genre, quality or members. 

In the case of King Crimson live, all three fittingly apply:

- Although their music is stereotypically categorized as Prog(ressive), it actually occupies it's long-reserved space as an ever-morphing hybrid that is equally comfortable with pounding power-chord sequences and delicate woodwind, cymbal and hushed-vocal passages.

- The brand is regal. Over 48 years, each performance is a piece of audio art, where painstaking precision collides with free-form interplay. 

- Robert Fripp is the bedrock. The foundation on which this legendary congregation of like-minded cohorts adhere to the metronomic vision, but often radically alter the path and deviate the trajectory of the author's flights.

The current eight-headed monster witnessed on the Radical Action Tour 2017 is a percussion-heavy assemblage of gifted players who breath life as one  into old and new selections. Synchronicity, perception and passion were always on display along with an obvious joy of creating 
such compelling sounds.

If you are lucky enough to get the chance to attend an upcoming recital, don't miss it.

* Special thanks to Tony Levin for joining RFW in the Archives 
and to for the link and mutual vibe. 
It was a fun talk and very special show.

Friday, November 03, 2017

Transmission 8717 - What Does HSR Mean To You?

Turn to the dog-eared page and follow
as we whip ourselves into
A Roman Mood
with a little help from my friends!

Human Sexual Response
Unnatural Axe
The Freeze
Mission Of Burma
The Neighborhoods
The Real Kids
Willie Alexander & The Boom Boom Band
The Cars
November Group
Suede Cowboys
Someone & The Sombodys


"Love's no excuse to procreate"


* Boston in the late seventies/early eighties was very fertile musical ground, especially for those of the more subverted, adventurous and experimental variety! 

I was in the epicenter of the local scene as an original host of the ever-present 
Late Risers Club on WTBS/WMBR and WBCN 
playing records by (now) legendary bands such as those included in tonight's Transmission. 

A favorite then and now was/is Human Sexual Response. Their two studio albums Fig.14 and In A Roman Mood are available for your at home pleasure and I thought you would enjoy these archived videos, including the infamous closing of 5 All Night (a local late-night TV show). Fines were levied butt fun was had by all. The dance floor is filled with a who's who of club-dwellers such as our fearless radio leader Oedipus, Lou Miami, Jeannie Miller and so many others. 

I'm literally out the door in a few minutes to attend the 
40th Year Reunion HSR Concert and obligatory after-party! 
I'm looking forward to seeing old friends, hearing great music 
and getting into more rock and roll trouble. 
Insanity ensues!

**A great show in Boston by both Unnatural Axe and Human Sexual Response.
Richie Parsons and the boys ripped it up all over the crowed in typical UA fashion!

 HSR never sounded or looked better! So cool to see so many favorite faces at the same time. A special thanks to Windle and the band for their hospitality and talent

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Transmission 8617 - Fantasmic Features

A Monster-Movie Shock-Fest!

Black Sabbath

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Dave Edmunds

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Lenny Kravitz

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Rocky Erickson & The Aliens
Blue Oyester Cult

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The Cramps 

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Rob Zombie

The Living Dead Girl Poster


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The Sonics

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David Bowie
Leonard Nimoy

Bryan Ferry

"So near and yet so far
Castaway as strangers are
This Island Earth
And you and me"

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*My original source of classic horror movies was Fantasmic Features hosted by Feep who was voiced by Ed T. McDonnell. It ran on WNAC-TV Channel 7, Boston, Massachusetts
 from June 17, 1963 to January 4, 1964!

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