Looked Out

The final part of this week’s proGram was in there but it did see you:

Stoop Talk- Ghost Funk Orchestra
Barbarea Vulgaris- Tetrao Urogallus
Manyè (Synapson Remix)- David Walters
Shellfish Mademoiselle- Róisín Murphy
We Got Together- Róisín Murphy

Idiots In Time- The Graduals
I’m Still Trippin’- The Graduals
You Might Be A Racist- The Graduals

Keep It Moving- Statik Selektah Ft. Nas, Joey Bada$$ & Gary Clark Jr
Self Care- Tank and the Bangas Ft. Jamie Woods/Orleans Big/Anjelika Jelly Joseph
Source of Life- Ancient Astronauts Ft. Nilotika Cultural Ensemble
Ghetto Youth Never Give Up- Ancient Astronauts Ft. C. Wyne Nalukalala

New Compass- Josh Werner
The Impossible Silence- Eric Hilton

Up The Other Side

The middle part of the proGram went up on side and then down down…get down:

Melvyn- Middle Blue Ft. Jamie Saft & Mike Clark (live)
Kerria Lacca- Redtenbacher’s Funkestra Ft. Mike Outram & Tucker Antell
The Wrangler- The Budos Band
Dusterado- The Budos Band
Korban Olah- Ghost Funk Orchestra
Little Bird- Ghost Funk Orchestra
Say It Softly- Janko Nilovic & The Soul Surfers

It Takes A Spark To Start A Fire- Chicago Soul Jazz Collective
Where Do You Go When You Dream?- Chicago Soul Jazz Collective

For Your Pleasure- Pleasure
Back To Alabama- Pleasure

Meal For Many

The first piece to this week’s proGram puzzle started with the fresh ingredients and the heat turned up:

Running Like A Dog- Peter Veteska & Blues Train
Baby You Got What It Takes- Peter Veteska & Blues Train
Hoochie Coochie Man- Cody Simpson Ft. North Mississippi Allstars
Lies And Fear- Alastair Greene

I Ain’t Got No Problem With It- Kevin Burt
Live Your Life- Travellin’ Blue Kings
Come And Take It- John Németh
Motorhome- Johnny Iguana
Land of Precisely Three Dances- Johnny Iguana
Afterglow- Mike Mattison

Radiance- The Subliminals
Surface- The Subliminals

Bow- Victor DeLorenzo
**pre-recorded conversation with Victor DeLorenzo**
Coffee- Victor DeLorenzo
Civil Rights- Victor DeLorenzo

Walking Evening

The 2nd half of this week’s edition of “The Yellow Light” made sure to do it’s business:

Sitting Under Stars- Anthony Pirog
Dawn Cloud- Anthony Pirog
The Severing- Anthony Pirog
Witch- A Love Electric Ft. Remi Álvarez

A Swimming Trip- Oaagaada
Oag-Ada- Oaagaada
Something Comes Along- Bright Dog Red
Shutter- Eric Revis
Strange Ways- Vladimir Torres

Overload- Damien Groleau Trio
Part XII (Blues)- Keith Jarrett (live in Budapest)
Don’t Blame Me- Thelonious Monk (live in Palo Alto

Evening Walking

The first half of this week’s edition of “The Yellow Light” was just a stroll in the niGht:

El Bint El Shalabeya- Sultans of String Ft. Majd Sekkar/Demetrios Petsalakis/Fethi Nadjem
Ojhri Camp- Sultans Of String Ft. Anwar Khurshid & Ravi Naimpally
Awakening- A Moving Sound

Holy Hiroro- Modeste Hugues & Kilema
Saramba Tiako- Modeste Hugues & Kilema

Africa Trip Tape #2- Mancho w/Fanta Konate & Mamady Keita
Chaconne- Al Pari Quartet
Circular Lines- Kronos Quartet
Laughing On The Inside- Ben Rosenblum Nebula Project

Heavy Wave- César Orozco & Kamarata Jazz
Mo’ Bettah Blues- Chien Chien Lu
Chase- Analog Players Society

Spoken Drum from Victor DeLorenzo

We have been fortunate enough to have Victor DeLorenzo be a part of the show in many ways. From Femmes to the Drum-n-Cello of Nineteen Thirteen to the open aired radio plays of “Frail Pagans”. This time around we have a chance to discuss a new spoken word project he is putting forth to the world. Check out the chat below for more into the thoughts and execution of the Spoken Drum project and hear the voice from within the instrument.


civil rights

Produced by Victor DeLorenzo

*Recorded and Mixed at Sympathetic Muffler
and The Past Office in Milwaukee by Victor

**Text and Light Music by Victor
with Janet Schiff and Josh Schmidt

***All pieces c&p 2020 Defendimusics bmi

Victor: Drum Sets, Snare Drums, Cymbals, Voices, Keyboards,
Bass Keyboards and Percussion.

Janet: Bass Keyboard and Cello on “civil rights”
and Keyboards on “head”.

Josh: Cello Orchestra Arrangement and Recording
on “civil rights”.

Available now here.

Glass Fields

The final portion of this past week’s proGram was piece by piece put together:

Call The Army Back- Beyondo
Le Menteur (Mokosi)- Zazou Bikaye
Rhumba for Peregrine- Mike Dillon

Danger Road- Josh Werner
**pre-recorded conversationwith Josh Werner**
Mode For Titan- Josh Werner
The Crossing- Josh Werner

Folsom Prison Blues- Papa Rosko & Toots & The Maytals
Original Kuff- Chaka Demus
Drum Pan Sound- Reggie Stepper
Come Fe Mash It- Tony Tuff

Peppery Weapons- Snooch Dodd and The Pro-Teens
Burning Down The House- Coco Rosie Ft. Big Freedia/ANOHNI/Brooke Candy/Cakes Da Killa
Live From The Abyss- Denzel Curry

piece made by Mammywak

Eye And Eye

The middle portion of the proGram had one on you:

It’s Only Us- Monophonics
Little Bit- Karate Boogaloo x Danielle Ponder
Little By Little- Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings

Sixth Hammer- The Budos Band
Mierda De Toro- The Budos Band
Renegade- The Budos Band
Love Reference- The Voice Of Lajorun
Adonai- Ikebe Shakedown
Runaway (Mr. Bird RMX)- Freekbass

Afroeuropean- Jimi Tenor
The Boogee- Janko Nilovic & The Soul Surfers
Q- Tony Koch and the AltNews Band
Imperial Strut- Yellowjackets

Arrowing In

The first part of the proGram had a direction all of it’s own to follow:

American Pyre- Austin Lucas
Tea Time- Low Cut Connie

I Can See Your Love Light Shine- John Nemeth
Sometimes- John Nemeth
Daddy’s Going out Tonight- Jeremiah Johnson
Rock n Roll for the Soul- Jeremiah Johnson
The Ballad Of George Floyd- Dave Specter & Billy Branch

When You Don’t Know What to Do- Alastair Greene
Back At The Poor House- Alastair Greene
44 Blues- Johnny Iguana
Hammer and Tickle- Johnny Iguana

Shoe’s Droppin’- Jessie Wagner
Got Something For You- Mike Mattison
Word’s Coming Down- Mike Mattison
I Really Miss You- Mike Mattison

These Three

The second half of this week’s spin-off proGram, “The Yellow Light” had a line forming:

Dance Like Americans- A Love Electric Ft. Francisco Lelo De Larrea
Lesbian Techno- M’Lumbo & Jane Ira Bloom Ft. Robert Jordan Ray Flatow & Vincent Veloso
Yes, We Can (Remix 2020)- M’Lumbo & Jane Ira Bloom Ft. Jaz Sawyer/Robert Jordan Ray Flatow/Brian O’Neill

Sketches of an Afro Blue- Kahil El’Zabar
Sunday In The Quartet- Bright Dog Red
No Collusion- System 6

Not Like The Others- Death By Unga Bunga
Star Cage- Mugstar
Illusions- Alien Mustangs
Waiting The Dawn- Alien Mustangs

Same Old Line- The Spyrals
Planet Queen- Todd Rundgren with Donald Fagan

The Final Pick

The first half of this week’s spin-off proGram, “The Yellow Light” had the last of the crop still trying:

Antardrishti: IX. Om Shanti for Peace- Baluji Shrivastav
Antardrishti: VIII. Revelation- Baluji Shrivastav
Tal Tala/Daidaian- A.G.A Trio
Dzveli Kartuli Satsekvao- A.G.A Trio
Bingyol- A.G.A Trio
Dragonboat- Lin Shicheng and Gao Hong

Sweet Uganda- GNL Zamba
Angel- Papa Rosko
Angel- Yasmine Kyd
Walls and Roses- Mary Halvorson’s Code Girl

F Train Drain- Devin Gray & Gerald Cleaver
Yesseh’s Interlude- Alonzo Demetrius
Expectations- Alonzo Demetrius

Josh Werner’s Mode For Titan

Raised in Milwaukee, Josh Werner was a private student of Richard Davis. In 1996, he moved to New York and attended the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music program. His years of recording and performing with top-tier and cutting-edge artists has made an imprint on his identity and place in music history. He is also a frequent collaborator of Bill Laswell via such projects as Method Of Defiance and Bass invaders. On October 9th, Josh dropped his album ‘Mode For Titan’, a solo bass offering that is grounded in minimalist beauty and co-produced Mr. Laswell. This stunning collection of tracks is being released via Laswell’s label M.O.D. Reloaded. This album proves that the bass is a melodic and ambient force in its own right. Writing on and for the bass, Josh explores new dimensions of composition and improvisation, and effortlessly moves through sonic textures, all without a conventional rhythm section, he explores novel instrumental territory, including the sitar bass, seven-string and fretless bass. Over the years, Josh has made quite a name for himself working in a variety of styles, most notably in dub, experimental rock, hip hop and jazz. His work with Ghostface Killer, CocoRosie, Lee “Scratch” Perry, Cibo Matto, PopCaan, James Brandon Lewis, Matisyahu, Sly and Robbie, Wu Tang Clan and TV On The Radio’s Tunde Adebimpe has cemented his status as a low-end heavyweight.

I had the chance to catch up with the program’s friend, Josh Werner about this new project. We get into the beGinnings of the album, we talk about how the roots set into the ground of the songs and while a wide array of influences is heard on his compositions, it’s the introspective creative focus that guides. Simplicity, beauty and space are constant in this journey, and the rich colors of Mr. Laswell’s sonic translations are the compass. So, we get into how creating the entirety of the album with someone like Mr. Bill Laswell took the album to where it calls home. I think when you get your whole person wrapped around the experience of this collection of feelings, you’ll find where it fits into your home too. As of October 9, the ‘Mode For Titan’ LP is available on CD and digitally everywhere, including Apple Music, Amazon and Spotify. It can also be obtained directly from the label via Bandcamp.

Bursting Into The Dark

The final portion of this week’s proGram could have taken us straight into he night time:

I’m on It- The Allergies Ft. Dr Syntax & Skunkadelic
Never Wanted You More (Dr. Rubberfunk Remix)- Smoove & Turrell
Theme from Selva- Quantic

Zion- Polyrhythmics
Omega- Black Market Brass
I’ll Take You There- Riddem Doctors
Goin’ Somewhere- Riddem Doctors

Holding On- Selina Albright
Get The Lowdown- Tony Koch and the Alt News Band

(interlude) Merica Mirror- Public Enemy
If You Can’t Join Em Beat Em- Public Enemy
Closing: I Am Black- Public Enemy

Inside Tickle

The middle portion of this week’s proGram got the sniffer to twitch:

On Pontchartrain- Mike Mattison
Jeepster- Joan Jett
**Pre-recorded conversation with 3X Grammy winning engineer Marc Urselli**
I Love To Boogie- King Khan
Rock On- Perry Farrell

Ahz-The Flowdown
Queen Bee- Ghost Funk Orchestra
Don’t Give Up On Me- Emma Donovan & The Putbacks
Move On- The Freedom Affair
Sunday Lies- Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal

Get Out Of Your Own Head- Freekbass
Under Krameria- Freekbass
Palmaillerennen- Hamburg Spinners
Make A Difference- Steve Arrington

It’ll Blow Away

The first portion of this week’s proGram knew that if you give it just a minute…..

Prize- Seela
When The World- Seela
My Stove’s in Good Condition- The Brianna Thomas Band
Since I Fell for You- The Brianna Thomas Band
Jersey Bounce- Ella Fitzgerald (live in Berlin 1962)

Knock My Boots- Paul Boddy & The Slidewinder Blues Band
Like Father Like Daughter- Skylar Rogers
The Devil- Dudley Taft
Sweep The Shack- John Nemeth

Life’s a One Way Ticket- Peter Parcek
She Likes To Boogie Real Low- Peter Parcek
Why Why Why- Harry Hmura
Memphis High- Kerry Kearney

The Beast Is Back- John Shipe
Big Easy Women- Johnny Iguana
Hitting on Nothing- Laura Tate (live in El Paso)

Tree Light

The 2nd half of this week’s Autumnal spin-off proGram “The Yellow Light” climbed the pole to the top of the glow:

Changes (demo)- Neil Francis
Angel Bop Comes To Earth- Tony Adamo
Love Knows- Steve Arrington
Ice Cremation- The Flowdown

It Ain’t Working (Ashley Beedle’s NSW Vocal Mix)- Smoove & Turrell
La Ronde- Marie Davidson & L’Œil Nu
Center Of The World (Kotti Blues)- Marie Davidson & L’Œil Nu
400 Years (Gonz Remix)- Reginald Omas Mamode IV
Temps du rêve- Basile3

Afrika- GNL Zamba
Zim Bom Ba- GNL Zamba
The Gates- Aesop Rock

Vampire- El Dusty Ft. I-Octane & Clips x Ahoy
Traversal- Josh Werner

Sturdy Climb

The 1st half of this week’s Autumnal spin-off proGram, “The Yellow Light” grew from a rock into a hard place:

The Magic Point- Laura Jane Grace
Moo Hoo- Big Blood
…is All We have- Big Blood
Cwm Cadlan- Soft Hearted Scientists
The Ups And The Downs- Soft Hearted Scientists

Permanent Immigrant- A Love Electric
No One Weeps- The Asteroid No.4
A Path Is Where You Make It- Prana Crafter
Below You Mind- Herbcraft
Trash Heap- Herbcraft

Kill Them With Kindness- Idles
Danke- Idles

Bang A Gong (Get It On) reprise- David Johansen
Hippy Gumbo- Beth Orton
Candy Says- Hot Chip

Angelheaded Hipster & Marc Urselli

Marc Urselli writes, produces and records artists from all over the world. He also composes music for TV and film and does sound design for commercials. Marc was born in Switzerland and raised in Italy. His musical education began with studying the piano at age twelve. At age seventeen he opened his first commercial recording facility in Italy. He later moved to New York City where he began, and continues to work at the legendary recording studio EastSide Sound as the resident Chief House Engineer. In 2005 he participated in the recordings of “Strength” by Roy Hagrove‘s project RH Factor which was nominated for Best Contemporary Jazz Album and in the same year he also participated in the recordings of Lila Down‘s album “Una Sangre (One Blood)”, which won a Latin Grammy Award for Best Folk Album. Additionally, in 2006 Marc won two Grammy Awards (Best Instrumental Rock Performance & Best Instrumental Pop Performance) for his work engineering and mixing the entire Capitol/EMI album “American Made, World Played” album by Les Paul & Friends (featuring Sting, Joss Stone, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Rolling Stones’ Keith Richards, Buddy Guy, Bon Jovi’s Richie Sambora, Goo Goo Dolls’ Johnny Rzeznick, ZZ Top, Sam Cooke, Aerosmith’s Joe Perry, Simply Red’s Mick Hucknall and many more). Marc also does and has done live sound for artists such as Eliane Elias, John Zorn, Laurie Anderson, Lou Reed and others.

AngelHeaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan and T.Rex

The genius and pioneering influence of Marc Bolan’s T. Rex – 2020 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee and one of the great rock musicians of all time – will be celebrated with AngelHeaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan and T.Rex, out September 4 on BMG. The collection features 26 songs culled from Bolan’s vast body of work released as T.Rex and Tyrannosaurus Rex from 1968-77. A wide-ranging cast of wizards and cosmic dancers have joined together to reimagine Bolan’s work – sometimes in radical fashion – resulting in a collection that is less tribute than bold new work. Featuring some of Bolan’s greatest songs, including, ‘Jeepster’, ‘Bang A Gong (Get It On)’, ‘Ride A White Swan’, and beyond/deeper. AngelHeaded Hipster was lovingly created by the late great leGend, Mr. Hal Willner, who passed away on April 7 from COVID-19. The acclaimed music producer, who “for nearly four decades bent and shaped the dimensions of almost-popular music” (New York Times), produced albums for artists including Lou Reed, Marianne Faithfull, and William S. Burroughs, and concept albums drawing upon the music of Thelonious Monk, Kurt Weill, vintage Disney films and others. He also produced concert events exploring the work of such subjects as Leonard Cohen, Allan Sherman, Neil Young, Edgar Allan Poe, and Tim Buckley, and served as the Saturday Night Live sketch music producer for nearly 40 years. After his passing, many of the artists who knew Mr. Willner best posted tributes to his singular spirit, including Elvis Costello, Bono, Tom Waits, and Nick Cave, who praised his “limitless imagination” adding “Hal was our visionary, our ringleader, always working against reason itself, armed with a deep love and bottomless knowledge of music.” Mr. Willner, who referred to AngelHeaded Hipster as his ‘White Album’, was eager for everyone to hear these beautiful songs and to start thinking about Bolan and T. Rex again. This album is a testament to Hal’s spirit.”

I had the honor of catching up with Marc about this latest project. How it went from Mr. Willner’s vision to his ear, the depth of the songwriter, not just the rocker that Marc Bolan obviously was and we talk about some of the challenges/highlights while getting into the nooks and crannies of the diverse roster of artists that came together for this “concept” album. This is one of those releases that belong on everyone’s playlist.

Main Maine Hideaway

The final portion of this week’s proGram knows a good spot when it sees one:

Them Changes- Benjamin Koppel (live)
Hurri-Mitanni (Güzel Haber)- İlhan Erşahin
Roundabout- St Oshun
Wanderlust- Imam Collective

The Imaginary Enemy- Chien Chien Lu
Diaspora- Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah
Struck Bamboo Pipes No.2- GODTET
Caribbean- GODTET

Berkshire Blues- Miki Yamanaka
Strange Flower- Ellen Andrea Wang
Millones- Badi Assad
Eras- Juana Molina (live)

Quiet Star- Josh Werner

Plant Skin Suit

The middle portion of this week’s proGram grew some of the clothes on your back:

Superbad- Vanessa Collier
It’s Alright- Steve Arrington
One Nation- The Freedom Affair
Rise Up- The Freedom Affair
What’s Going On- The Backstage Collective

I Need Love- Balkun Brothers
More Power- Free Radicals Ft. Rashard
Dreaming of a White Power Outage- Free Radicals Ft. eQuality, Snap & D-Ology
When The Grid Go Down…- Public Enemy Ft. George Clinton
GRID-Public Enemy Ft. Cypress Hill & George Clinton

The Drop- The Nix Ft. Khloe Anna
You So Done- Noga Erez
So Wrong- Arema Arega

Who Could It Be- The Soul Chance Ft. Wesley Bright
My Side- Black Bird Hum
Bon Ton Roula- Terrance Simien’s Krewe De Monifique w/James Andrews & Keith Frank