Backwards or riGhtside down, the flower of the sun is always something different:

Follow Me- Gert Wilden & Orchestra
Liars & Cheaters- Trio Valore
Funky Mosquito- Crowd Company

I Got it- Revolutionary Snake Ensemble (live)
Diggin’ on James Brown- Tower of Power
Lawd Knows You do- Rebellum
Sixty Forty- Steez

the Onion Club- the James Taylor Quartet
Hot Fun in the Summertime- the Clinton Administration
Fun- Global Noize Ft. Maya Azucena
Can’t Stop Thinkin’- Pressure Cooker
Congo Natty- Bingui Jaa Jammy
10,000 Miles from Home- Christos DC Ft. Kenyatta Hill
Just Talk to Me- Christos DC

Moving Forward- Ziggy Marley
New Girl Dub- the Lions
Crazy Day- Sly & Robbie with Amp Fiddler
Astro Dub- Long Beach Dub All Stars (live: Red Rocks 08/22/1998)
I am a Madman- Lee SCRATCH Perry w/Mad Professor (live)
Jamaican Jazz Roll Call- Larry McDonald
My Primitive Heart- Eccodek Ft. MC Yogi


Stamen or Going

The mid section of yesterday’s proGram had the souls of your ears in mind…finally some spring growth in the outerland and the tracks chosen were meant to bee the pollinator to your bloom…

Honky Tonkin’- Regina Carter
We Don’t Run- Willie Nelson
Follow the Drinking Gourd- Taj Mahal
Down on Me- the Jones Family Singers
Any Ole Way- Paul Rogers

Cleaning Windows- Van Morrison (live at the Grand Opera House, Belfast 03/12/1983)
Leave your Hat on- Joe Cocker Ft. the Memphis Horns (live 10/05/1985)
Dear Mr. Fantasy- Dave Mason
Heavy Metals- Ian Anderson
Meliora Sequamur- Ian Anderson
The Turnpike Inn- Ian Anderson

Misty Moses- Rodrigo Y Gabriela
Hendershot- Les Claypool’s Duo de Twang
Miss Watson- Semi Twang (live WMSE studio)
North Side Gal- JD McPherson (live WMSE studio)

Anything you Want- Jessica Lea Mayfield
Too Deep- the Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger
Brutal Truth- Foxy Shazam

Puerto Plata- Mark Egan
Slinky- Mark Egan

Double Oh Six- Victor Wooten & Steve Bailey Ft. Oteil Burbridge
Marie Lavaux- Bobby Bare
Great Lakes Tuna- Mike Dillon


Flowered Sky

The first third of today’s proGram painted the sky flowered as the inspiration from the come down, lifted the sound up. JazzOgen mixed with some Culturefied ottheredness mixed well to form the beGinnings of today…Here’s the low sky sound:

Game of the Two Rival Tribes/Procession of the Sage- the Bad Plus
Glorification of the Chosen One- the Bad Plus
Pawpwalk- Ron Davis & the Windsor Symphony Orchestra

Tchefunkta- Stanton Moore
Our Hearts Have Been Bombed- Chat Noir

Space Jazz Reverie- Sun Ra
Symphonique # 66 (Good for Goodie)- Moondog
Mood Ring- Rik Wright’s Fundamental Forces
A Reformed Movement- Nils Bultman
Fuga Hirundinum- Dhafer Youssef
Canales’ Cabeza- The Nels Cline Singers
Ice Slide Blues- Wire_C

Mowashah Dhaya Wadi Al Naqah- NAWA
Freydele- Golem
Frego- BraAgas

Uncle Moses Wedding Dress- Isle Of Klezbos (live at the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts 4/7/13)
Mellow Manna- Isle Of Klezbos (live at the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts 4/7/13)


The Hunt for the Jade

I had to take a show off for reasons that would make me have to take a show off, so your DJ host Mister Dance was kind enouGh to fill in the hours. The second half of what he when hunting for with you is riGht here…riGht now:

Cirrus- Bonobo
Life is Good- Koala Impala
I Think About Love- Pat & Ryan
Vehicle- Ralph SOUL Jackson
Willowman- Willow Band
Yp & Down- Brass Construction
Salinas Shuffle- Andy Kidd
Find a Way- Metropolitan Jazz Affair
Fell that Sunshine time is now- Romano Gemini
the Humpty Dance- Digital Underground
Lickin’ Stick- James Brown
Movin’- Gregory Porter
Bad Brother- Ronny Jordan
Holy Diver- Ronnie James Dio
What is Hip?- the Tower of Power
Yolele- Mad Mation
Getting it On- D’Steph
Everything is Moving too Fast- Dan Hicks & the Hot Licks
People Make the World go Round- Milt Jackson
Funky Tonight- John Butler Trio
Put it Where U Want it- Average White Band
Whiskey River- Corduroy Mavericks
Feel the Weed in Me- Detroit Emeralds


Look Who Crawled in

I had to take a show off for reasons that would make me have to take a show off, so your DJ host Mister Dance was kind enouGh to fill in the hours. The first half of what he let crawl into your ear-holes is riGht here…riGht now:

Seesd & Stems- Commander Cody
Lost in the Ozone- Commander Cody
Eveybody’s Doin’ it- Commander Cody
Fever- Dan Hicks & the Hot Licks
The Flintstone Theme- Django Reinhardt
Freaker by the Speaker- Keller Williams
V Neck Sweater- the Greyboy All Stars
Evil Eye- Featurecast
Get Your Stuff Together- Pillowfight
I Feel good Road- James Brown Vs. Portishead
Glorybox- Portishead
Shakti- Kaleidoscope Jukebox
Unpossible- Kaleidoscope Jukebox

I Know What I Like In Your Wardrobe- Genesis
Gonzo- Foxy Shazam
For Better or Worse- Amerigo Gazaway
Skin it Back- Little Feat
Man Smart, Woman Smarter- Robert Palmer
Shooting Stars- Big Giantic
Highway Shooting Star- Deep Purple Vs. Bad Company



I was pleased to have the opportunity to fill in for Mad Mad Marcus on his Rock and Soul Revue on 89.9fm WORT, listener sponsored, community radio. AlthouGh the game that was on while I was spinnin’ the tunes didn’t play out the way most folks here in Madcity hoped for, I was pumped up for the UCONN team from my homeland, I believe the sounds in the air from the station’s driver seat was perfect for the come down or the get up…..…Here’s the second half of the two hour event:

The Money Spyder- the James Taylor Quartet
Everyday People- the Clinton Administration
Viagra- Funkadelic
Jungle Bass- Bootsy’s Rubber Band
Plainfield- Baby Elephant Ft. Shock G
Blues wit You (outro)- the Pimps of Joytime
Sukka Suited- Speedy Consuela.
Cabbage Roll- Liquid Soul
Breakdown Prt.1- Revolutionary Snake Ensemble (live)
The Latin One- New Jersey Kings
It Don’t Make Sense but Sure Sounds Good- Eddie Long
Jazz Boutique- Lalann


Final Four Play

I was pleased to have the opportunity to fill in for Mad Mad Marcus on his Rock and Soul Revue on 89.9fm WORT, listener sponsored, community radio. AlthouGh the game that was on while I was spinnin’ the tunes didn’t play out the way most folks here in Madcity hoped for, I believe the sounds in the air from the station’s driver seat was perfect for the come down…Here’s the first half of the two hour event:

Lovefreak- Scrapomatic
Rewind it & Play it Again- Oteil & the Peacemakers
Just Dance with Me- the F&G Band Ft. Sandra Taylor
What Have You Done- Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens
She Gives Me Religion- Van Morrison (live Grand Opera, Belfast 3/12/83)
Mile High- Morphine
Children of the Night- Perry Farrell
Cosmic Movie- the Doors
Retreat!- Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings
Title Theme Schoolgirl- Gert Wilden & Orchestra
Guitar Playah- Melvin Sparks
Running- Skeebo Knight


Chain Join Tangle

The second half of yesterday’s proGram tied itself up in a pretzel knot of steel force, solidified in sound with the force of many but the view of few..can you get into this or that…did you get tied up or unraveled…the puzzle is inside the form…forming….formed:

Seventy Three- Bad Jazz Troupe
Got to Blow- Horndogz

The Hopping Frog- Stick Against Stone (live)
Young Frankenstank Ft. Lisala Beatt & Vernon Reid- Rebellum

Part Seven (fast) 3:16- Go:Organic Orchestra
Climb Down- Nels Cline Singers
The Augurs of Spring- the Bad Plus
Archaic Feathers- Dhafer Youssef
Kozan March by Mehmet Ali Sanlikol

Deflation by Nils Bultmann
Radio Show- Chat Noir

What’s That- Sun Ra
The Cookie- David FATHEAD Newman & the Tilden Webb Trio (live at the Cellar Groove)
Inside Straight- Jim Clayton
Carnival- Stanton Moore

La Luna de mi Hija by Omar Sosa
Sergei’s Shuffle- Ron Davis w/Windsor Symphony Orchestra
Back in the Day- Yellowjackets

My Horse- Golem
Agarrado- BraAgas

Amassakoul n’ Tenere- Imarhan Timbuktu
Amdinin- Tinariwen
Ouallache- Amar Sundy



The first half of today’s proGram was the tattoo of the mind…the imaGe that won’t ever escape….the revealing and unveiling…unconcealed and revealed:

Sad Songs and Waltzes- Willie Nelson
I Moaned and I Moaned- Regina Carter
You Can All Join In- Dave Mason

Occupy Your Mind- Villagers
You Love Nothing- L.A. Witch
Celebrating Nothing- Phantogram

Roebling- Mikael Jorgensen & Greg O’Keefe
Jerry Was a Race Car Driver- Les Claypool & the Duo de Twang
Tick Tock- the Honey Pot
Highwayman- the Pines Ft. Dave Simonette and Erik Koskinen

I Got Stoned & I Missed it- Shel Silverstein
Unchain my Heart- Joe Cocker w/the Memphis Horns (live)
Last Clean Shirt- Mel Ford & the Fairlanes
11 O’Clock- Twinemen (live 2/2/03 Chicago)
Rockin’ Pneumonia & the Boogie Woogie Flu- Arthur Migliazza
I Need to Be Be’d With- Carol Fran Ft. David Egan
Slow- Meklit
Through it All- The Jones Family Singers

Automatic- the Spandettes
Dead Cat- the Eminent Stars

Duvido (Inst)- Quantic
Crazy- Trio Valore
Old Man Noises- the New Mastersounds


CaGed Up With Claws

The third and final set from the other days proGram was put in the caGe with its favorite toy and enough room for the sounds to travel in and out of the caGe. Alas, this method was not strong enough to hold it all in and here’s what leaked out:

Genesis Juice- Stick Against Stone (live)
Improvisation- Baladino
Si Veriash a la Rana- Baladino
Oud Solo- Alsarah & the Nubatones
Habibi Taal- Asarah & the Nubatones

Intro- Kalbata & Mixmonster
Trouble in the Dance- Kalbata & Mixmonster ft. Trinity & Jah Thomas
Gimme Your Dub- The Whole Truth w/Errol Bellot & Alex Farrell
Turn Your Lights Down Low- Rebel Tumbao
For Me You Are- Prince Fatty Ft. Hollie Cook (Mungo’s Hi Fi Mix)

Red Black & Green- Chimurenga Renaissance
Everyone Don’t Love You- Chimurenga Renaissance Ft. Nyoka

Call Waiting- Blitz the Ambassador Ft. Angelique Kidjo
Belly’s Bounce- Jaro Milko & the Cubalkanics
Rahu (Paul Basic Remix)- David Starfire
Sola in Citta- Thievery Corporation

Alex Tyler Conversation***
Say Word- Mo Kolours
Lighter Break- Mo Kolours

Down in the Basement- Basement Freaks


Gyro Shake-a-Boom

The middle third of yesterday’s proGram required the liGhts to roll and twist and form imaGes different to each eye….Like where you have been influences the thouGhts grabbed by the siGht….object have definitions, but none set in forever…upon the listen….what do you see?

Let the Mermaids Flirt with Me- Scrapomatic
Honk if You- Oteil & the Peacemakers Ft. Mark Kimbrell & Jason Crosby
So Many Ways- Morphine
Head- Mike Dillon
Physical Challenge- Turkuaz
Hunk of Heaven- the Spandettes
Made up My Mind- the Jones Family Singers

Sommet en Sommet- Soul Jazz Orchestra
Pamoja Watu- Los Africanos
It’s a Feeling- St. Martens Rolling Tones
Blue- Ray Lugo Ft. Kira
Big Cat- Mr. Chop

Soul Sista- the New Mastersounds
Tune in- the Eminent Stars
Prelude- Horndogz
People- Horndogz Ft. Fred Wesley
Cassandra 5- Revolutionary Snake Ensemble (live)

Charlatan’s Waltz- Adrian Raso & Fanfare Ciocarlia


For the Trees Reason

The first third of today’s proGram took me through a mental walk within the ones I called my favorite trees over the years. I have had but a few, but there were all perfect to me for some reason. Captured in my eye was the imaGe of a perfect tree for whatever reason or season…Here’s the music I went walkin’ back with:

Salty River Reel- The Foghorn Stringband
This Room for Rent- Sammi Smith
Spinning Wheel- Zara McFarlane
A Train- Meklit
Trampin’- Regina Carter
See See Rider- Regina Carter
The Soundmaker- Rodrigo Y Gabriela

Army- Malachai
Set Up- Relations
Sullen Eyes- Iska Dhaaf

Tectonics- Mikael Jorgensen w/Chris Girard & Greg O’Keeffe
Esartee- Mikael Jorgensen & Greg O’Keefe

Fine Rude Thing- Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound
A Light in the Attic- Shel Silverstein
Freakin’ at the Freaker’s Ball- Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show
Let’s Get Drunk and Get it on- Old 97′s
Satellite Radio- Sand Rubies

Piece of My Heart- Erma Franklin
She Came in Through the Bathroom Window- Joe Cocker (live)
Hello to the Cities- the Doors (live Ed Sullivan Show ’67/Cobo Hall Detroit ’70)
Someday Soon- the Doors (live Seattle Center, Seattle ’70)


Form of an Ice Crystal

The second half of the other day’s open schedule fill in proGram is the formation of new from the sands of old:

Just for the Thrill- Big Gigantic
Colony Collapse- Filistine (Beats Antiques Remix)
Real 9 Break 6- Pretty Lights

Get Down Boogie- Basement Freaks
Salsation- David Shire
E.Y.E. (lookin’ good)- Turkuaz
Hikky Burr- Quincy Jones & Bill Cosby (Mix Master Mike Remix)
Rush- Big Audio Dynamite II (New York City Club Version)
Rebel Music- Rebel Tumbao
Muarete- Tucupr
Under Arrest- Mungo’s Hi Fi (Prince Fatty Remix)

Rennat- Alsarah & the Nubatones
Aichata Talammomt- Imarhan Timbuktu

Aldhechen Dessouf- Tinariwen
Denco- Nakany Kante
Cumbia Griega- Jaro Milko & the Cubanlkanics
Raunchy ’73- Incredible Bongo Band
The Talking Fish- Ibibio Sound Machine

Si Verias- BraAgas
Ohio- Hassan Hakmoun (Yossi Fine Remix)
Curry Flava- Thomas Blondet

Drift- Kris Bowers


Scope Grain

Took an hour off and then came back into the studio Saturday to do three more hours…so, this is the first half of that extra helping…Here’s what it looked like under the scope:

Time- Sam Irl
Dark Dream- Paul Basic

Beatbox- Jack Beats
The Magic is Gone- Chris Read Ft. Myles Sanko (Renegade Brass Band Remix)
Depth of My Soul- Thievery Corporation Ft. Shana Halligan

Rat Race- Kasim Keto
Listen Everybody- Tensnake
Pressure- Tensnake

No Escape- Wax Poetic Ft. Sissy Clemens
Sshhh- Hess is More

Jerk Ribs- Kelis (Beatnik Remix)
Daydreams- Mobetta
Fly by Night- Mobetta Ft. Talib Kweli & Saunders Sermons

Thanks & Praise- G Love Ft. Jasper
Grocery List- Sidewalk Chalk
Love on the Run- Blitz the Ambassador Ft. Nneka

Camera On- Apsci
Whoa is Me- Grieves
Southern Gul- Erykah Badu
Under the Boardwalk- Rockapella Ft. True Image


Jungle Pressure Unfolds

The second half of yesterday’s proGram was powered by the wild ways of the junGle and the things that hide there….a biG thank you to Alisa Rose of the Real Vocal String Quartet for being a guest on the show. We talked about their upcoming show at the Stoughton Opera House on March 28th, the way an album is tweaked and selected and since she is a local to Madison, we talked about how special it will be to have her heels in on “home” turf and all the guests she will have in the crowd that helped shape her along the way. Sounds like the makings of something cool. Here’s the music forced out of the soil and into your ear-holes:

Time Waits for Norman- Bronco Bullfrog
Remember a Day- Crystal Jacqueline

I Hate Pretending- Secret Machines
Cavern- Liquid Liquid
New Walk- Liquid Liquid (live)
Missing- Mike Dillon
Big Greaze- Stanton Moore

You Said a Bad Word- Joe Tex

Woza Friday- Johnny Clegg (Acoustic & Live at the Baxter Theatre, Cape Town)
Circle of Light- Johnny Clegg (Acoustic & Live at the Baxter Theatre, Cape Town)

Allons a Lafayette- Real Vocal String Quartet
Knotty Pine- Real Vocal String Quartet

***Live on air conversation with Alisa Rose of RVSQ***
Sweet Honey Bee- Real String Vocal Quartet
The Little You Say- The Revolution of St. Vincent
Barbara with the Kooky Eyes- 107th Street Stickball Team

Why Your Feet Hurt- Rebirth Brass Band
Rock of Ages- Revolutionary Snake Ensemble (live)
Swing Sagarese- Adrian Raso & Fanfare Ciocarlia

Hang me Out to Dry- Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe
Celestial Blues- Soul Jazz Orchestra
Snap Your Fingers- Turkuaz
Smokey One- the Eminent Stars Ft. Steffen Morrison
Go With it- Nick Pride & the Pimptones Ft. Renegade Brass Band


Golden Relief Inspired

ahhhh the first half of today’s reGularly scheduled proGram was ear-Grabbed during a few sips of the bottle (and a few for you)….where the medicine hides and slides and guides. The evening warmth was less fire, but more taste. Here’s what it inspired:

Say Goodbye- Tony Trischka
Single String Medley: Tony Trischka

I. Amanda & Her Amazing Dancing Ducks
II. Green Heart of the Forest
III. Old Shakey
IV. Spanish Point
V. Sounds Like Home

Smoke Smoke Smoke (that cigarette)- Tex Williams
Ms. Boss- Larry Garner Ft. Stanley “Buckwheat” Dural Jr.
Takes a Lot to Laugh… (Alt Take)- Bob Dylan
Nighthawk Boogie- Mel Ford & the Fairlanes
Rick’s Shuffle- Dixie Peach
Roll Your Money Maker- Charlie Musselwhite
Bit Her in the Butt- Johnny Drummer

I Got a Girlfriend- Back Pack Jones
Hey You- JJ Thames
Get Your Own- Eddie Cotton
Betcha Gotcha Now!- Rich Hopkins & the Luminarios

Water Song- Hot Tuna
Sunrise Dance with the Devil- Hot Tuna
Sweet Flower- Malachai
Dumb Luck- We are Scientists
Colour Fields- Elbow
D’s Diner- Les Claypool’s Duo de Twang


Incense & Outsense

The second half of the Sunday open schedule fill in was within the smoke of the aroma…the selections were ready to be wafted in…..Waft away:

The Gloves are Off- Joe Sullivan
Seattle Charleston- Kevin Connor Swingtet
Onward & Upward intro- Ulysses Owens Jr.
For Nelson- Ulysses Owens Jr.
Drum Postlude- Ulysses Owens Jr.

What’s Next- Mehmet Ali Sanlikol
The Gift- David FATHEAD Newman & the Tilden Webb Trio (live)

F.T.B.- Robert Glasper
Flat Top- Yellowjackets
Wonder Love- Kris Bowers
I Need You- True Image
Higher & Higher- The Mint Julips (live)
Asilazi- Soweto Gospel Choir Ft. Johnny Clegg
No More 521- B3
I Like it Like That- Rebirth Brass Band
Cassandra 4- Revolutionary Snake Ensemble (live)
Fracture- Wire_C
Azucar- Tommy Guerrero
Treasure- the New Mastersounds
Cisco Kid- Bobby Marin
Blues my Naughty Sweetie Gives to me- Sidney Bechet


Shapely LiGht Lined

Did a Sunday morning fill in show which gave me a chance to head in some different directions…If you need to fold the map back up, please start here:

Images From a Closed Ward IV- Michael Hersch w/the Blair String Quartet
Images From a Closed Ward VI- Michael Hersch w/the Blair String Quartet
Images From a Closed Ward VII- Michael Hersch w/the Blair String Quartet
Thomachonga- Ron Davis with Windsor Symphony Orchestra

Future Markets- Johnny Greenwood
Proven Lands- Johnny Greenwood
Chelsea Highline- Chat Noir
Pearls- Chat Noir
Bird Stuff- Triade
Kwitchurbeliakin (Cartoon VI)- Triade

Thollem’s Keyngdrum with Niekrasz- Thollem’s Electric Keyngdrum Overdrive
Dis Mis Education- Thollem/Chase
Guardian- FluiD

Plimouth- Plymouth
Enter- Nils Bultmann

We Travel the Spaceways- Sun Ra
Where is Tomorrow?- Sun Ra
of Wounds and Something Else- Sun Ra
Goodbye Pork Pie Hat- Bernie Worrell
Grouch Anthem- Jim Clayton
Flight of the Foo Birds- Jim Clayton


Cornered Circles

The second half of the other day’s proGram featured another edition of Frail Pagans with myself & Victor DeLorenzo. We discussed his upcoming dates with Astrid Young (who I will have on the show soon), his projects with Nineteen Thirteen and LorenzoMenzerSchmidt. We also learned through a game of word association, the how and why behind why Victor always wanted to be a helicopter pilot. It was nice to have our voices meet aGain on top of the sonic waves and I appreciate the positive comments of the listeners speaking to how he and I have such a true rapport. I am thankful for shared moments like Frail Pagans. The music in this half of the show varied, like our conversation…..Here:

Monday Meters- the New Mastersounds
Ben’s Dungeon- The Eminent Stars
Grenadiers- Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe

Kingdom Come- SoulJazz Orchestra
Knock on Wood- Machito & His AfroCubans
Monster Party- Los Africanos
Cosmic Path- Dusty
Ibibio Spiritual- Ibibio Sound Machine

Mind Control Free For All- Thollem/Chase #
Silence- Electric Litany
Hollow Visions- Eagulls
How Do You Do it- Yellow Ostrich

Frail Pagans- Victor DeLorenzo
**The Good to Hear your Voice again Edition of Frail Pagans w/Victor DeLorenzo**
Bitter- Atmosphere
Bandits- Cee Knowledge & the Cosmic Funk Orchestra All Stars #
Leaves- Sidewalk Chalk
Small Voice- Sidewalk Chalk Ft. JC Brooks
Good Fun- Ohmega Watts

Sun Models- Odesza Ft. Madelyn Grant
Hideaway- Kiesza

Back Seat Ho- Machinedrum
Shooting Stars- Big Gigantic
Bloody Bones- Beats Antique

# Virgin Airing


Moon’s First Step

The first half of today’s show had all the gear down and the steps were first of that….surprise:

The World is Flat- Quilt
Arctic Shark- Quilt
Bloody War- Thus Owls

Everybody Knows- Iska Dhaaf
No Television- The Can’t Tells
White Nuthin’ Sky- Malachai
Dandelion Dust- Black Lips

By Your Side- Mich Gerber
Listen to the Sky- Bronco Bullfrog
As Long as He Lies Down- Schnauser
White Rabbit- the Honey Pot
Theme From Suspiria- Schizo Fun Addict
the Chemist- Tauk

I Lost my Way- Matt Andersen
Sweetheart Like You- Craig Finn
Witchdoctor- Sidewinders

Highway 61 Revisited (Alt Take)- Bob Dylan
Out on the Tiles- Blind Melon
Trinity- Santana Ft. Kirk Hammett/Robert Randolph
Jailbait- Mel Ford & the Fairlanes
Extra Extra- Honey & the 45s
Hey Diddle Riddle- Back Pack Jones
Voodoo Queen- Terry Quiett Band

Make a Little Love- Alex Chilton