POT vending machines in L.A.

The city that popularized the fast food drive-thru has a new innovation: 24-hour medical marijuana vending machines. Patients suffering from chronic pain, loss of appetite & other ailments that marijuana is said to alleviate can get their pot with a dose of convenience at the Herbal Nutrition Center, where a large machine will dole out the drug around the clock. “Convenient access, lower prices, safety, anonymity,” inventor & owner Vincent Mehdizadeh said, extolling the benefits of the machine. Here’s a surprise: But federal drug agents say the invention may need unplugging. “Somebody owns (it), it’s on a property and somebody fills it,” said DEA Special Agent Jose Martinez. “Once we find out where it’s at, we’ll look into it and see if they’re violating laws.” At least three dispensaries in the city, including two belonging to Mehdizadeh, have installed vending machines to distribute the drug to people who carry cards authorizing marijuana use. Mehdizadeh said he spent seven months to develop & patent the black, armored box, which he calls the “PVM,” or prescription vending machine. The computerized machine requires fingerprint identification & a prepaid card with a magnetic stripe. Once the card & fingerprint are verified, a bright green envelope with the pot drops down a slot. POT DOWN A SLOT. Mehdizadeh also says any user approved for medical marijuana & registered in a computer database at his dispensaries can pre-purchase the drug & use the machine to pick up. At the Timothy Leary Medical Dispensary in the San Fernando Valley, the vending machine is accessible only during business hours. An employee there said the machine was introduced about five months ago, and provides speedy service. Mehdizadeh said he sought the advice of doctors, and decided to limit the amount of marijuana per user to an ounce per week. Each purchase from the machine yields 1/8th or 2/8th of an ounce. By eliminating a vendor behind the counter, he said, the machine offers users lower drug prices. The 1/8th ounce packet would cost about $40 — $20 lower than the average price at other dispensaries. Kris Hermes, a spokesman for advocacy group Americans for Safe Access, said the machine might benefit those who already know how much & what strain of marijuana they’re looking for. But he said others will want to see & smell the drug before they buy it.

What a great country California is!

Beetle Named After Roy Orbison

A new species of beetle that appears as if wearing a tuxedo has been named in honor of the late rock ‘n’ roll legend Roy Orbison and his widow Barbara.

The painting shows a new species of beetle that appears as if it’s wearing a tuxedo. Scientists named the creature Orectochilus orbisonorum after the late rock ‘n’ roll legend Roy Orbison and his widow Barbara. The beetles have “divided” eyes that can see both above and below the water. Entomologist Quentin Wheeler of Arizona State University announced the discovery and naming of the beetle, now dubbed Orectochilus orbisonorum, during a Roy Orbison Tribute Concert on Jan. 25. The ending of the species name, “orum,” denotes it was named after a couple. If the beetle were just named after Roy it would end in “i,” and for just Barbara, the name would end in “ae. Barbara Orbison, who attended the concert along with Orbison’s sons Wesley and Roy Kelton Orbison Jr., remarked on her appreciation for the new species name. “I have never seen an honor like that,” she said. To mark the occasion, Wheeler presented Barbara with an original work of art titled “Whirligig.” Completed by ASU scientist and artist Charles J. Kazilek, the painting included nine images of a whirligig beetle on cotton watercolor paper. “The style of the print is [Andy] Warhol meets Carl Linnaeus,” Wheeler said, referring to the pop art icon and the father of taxonomy (the method of classifying living things). Less than a quarter-inch long (five millimeters), O. orbisonorum belongs to the Gyrinidae family, a group of beetles that typically live on the surface of the water. Unlike other members of the Indian Gyrinidae, however, this one has a white underbelly due to a clear cuticle through which the white internal tissues are easily visible. Its top surface is shiny black with dull patches covered with dense, tiny hairs. “The contrast between the two areas is visually very stunning,” Wheeler said. In 2005, Wheeler and his colleague Kelly Miller of the University of New Mexico discovered 65 new species of slime-mold beetle in the genus Agathidium. They named one of the beetles after Darth Vader and others for President George W. Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.

with a listening ear

It is not always easy to play everything that I find interesting. Just not enough time in a day…but I wanted to throw out there some of the albums/artists I have been fancying recently, just to give you an EARS up:

Mid Air by Dive Index
Level Live Wires by Odd Nosdam
Delog by Jetsunma
Transymphonic EP by Dream/Clone
Hop in by Reality Serum
AfreeCANOS by Omar Sosa
Folk Music by Deep Blue Organ Trio
Daxaar by Steve Reid Ensemble
Death Comedy Jams by Hate Camels
Made in the Dark by Hot Chip
Long Way From Home by Lovespirals
the Callen Sisters-self Titled
Nuclear Lipstick by Crazy Mary
The Prelude EP by the Mighty Underdogs
Live at Lavazone- Can Kickers
all time GREATEST HITS by the Jerky Boys
Welcome to Jamrock by Damien “JR GONG” Marley
Light your Light by Toots & the Maytals
the Scene of the Crime by Bettye LaVette
Interstellar Space revisited by Nels Cline/Gregg Bendian
Hot ‘N’ Heavy by the Ethnic Heritage Ensemble
Dua by Rob Wasserman/Ustad Sultan Khan
Lila by Joel Zoss
Hula Girls SNDTRK by Jake Shimabukuro

Dissection of Sound

Hip Shot from the Slab-Col. Claypool’s Bucket of Bernie Brains
Daytripper- Bad Brains (live)
Jack Bauer- Dub Trio
E Ticket Ride- Mike Watt
Burnt Weeny Sandwich (theme)-Zappa’s Mothers of Invention
Severence- Ride
Free Salute- Little Barrie
Blue Eyed Devil- Soul Coughing
Hades Lady- Pop Levi
Sidekick- Chuck E Weiss w/Rickie Lee Jones
One More Day- the Wood Brothers
Bleeding Rock-Leon Cooper/Hayden Lake/Josh Gold
Ol’ Cook Pot- the Duhks
The Thrill is Gone- Grisman/Garcia
Papa Was a Rolling Stone-Los Lobos (live)
Wil E- King Johnson
Funky Tamazula- Nortec Collective
Chove Chuva- Ulisses Rocha
Rompe Cocorioco- Juan Pablo Torres/Algo Nuevo
Sexy Side of You- George Clinton
Stank- Sol Creech Band
Bunny Playa- Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe
Boxer’s Fracture- Liquid Soul
Ven- Amparanoia
Missing My Baby- G Love
Stompin’ My Foot- North Mississippi Allstars
The Shadow Government- They Might be Giants
Home Movies- Jamie McLean
Shoes- George Soule
Zillionaire- R. Wasserman/E.Brickell/J. Garcia
Ultra Funk- Los Amigos Invisibles

songwriting/music publishing industry

On Monday, January 28, the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) begins the hearing that will determine mechanical rates for every songwriter and music publisher in America. It will be the most important rate hearing in the history of the music industry because in addition to setting rates for physical products, rates will be set for the first time ever for digital products such as digital downloads, subscription services and ringtones.The National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) will be representing the interests of songwriters and music publishers and will be fighting vigorously to protect those interests to ensure that musical compositions are compensated fairly.On the other side of this fight stands the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and the Digital Music Association (DiMA). Both the RIAA and DiMA have proposed significant reductions in mechanical royalty rates that would be disastrous for songwriters and music publishers. This is literally a fight for the survival of our industry. To give you an example of what is at stake, the current rate for physical phonorecords is 9.1 cents. The NMPA is proposing an increase to 12.5 cents per song. The RIAA, however, has proposed slashing the rate to approximately 6 cents a song – a cut of more than one-third the current rate!For permanent digital downloads, NMPA is proposing a rate of 15 cents per track because the costs involved are much less than for physical products. The RIAA has proposed the outrageous rate of approximately 5 – 5.5 cents per track, and DiMA is proposing even less. If you find that troubling, it gets worse. For interactive streaming services, which some analysts believe will be the future of the music industry, NMPA is proposing a rate of the greater of 12.5% of revenue, 27.5% of content costs, or a micro-penny calculation based on usage. The RIAA actually proposed that songwriters and music publishers should get the equivalent of .58% of revenue. This isn’t a typo – less than 1%. And DiMA is taking the shocking and offensive position that songwriters’ and music publishers’ mechanical rights should be zero, because DiMA does not believe we have any such rights! The initial hearing will last four weeks, with the three permanent Copyright Royalty Judges hearing arguments Mondays through Thursdays from 9:30 am – 4:30 pm each day. At the conclusion of the initial hearing, there will be more discovery, followed by a rebuttal hearing in May, and a final decision expected on October 2. The NMPA will be spending millions dollars in this proceeding to protect the interests of songwriters and music publishers against the much larger record labels and digital media companies. And although we face such an enormous fight, we have an incredible advantage – we represent songwriters, without whom the record labels and digital music services could not exist.Please forward this to anyone who is involved in the songwriting and music publishing industry. We will be sending out regular updates as the CRB progresses to keep you informed. Through your networks, we hope to reach the vast majority of the industry. If you did not receive this directly, and would like to be added to the master NMPA communications list, please send your contact information to Jamie Marotta at jmarotta@nmpa.org.

As always, we appreciate your support of the NMPA which allows us to wage this fight on your behalf.

David M. Israelite
President & CEO
National Music Publishers’ Association



Latin Reggae

Putumayo presents: Latin Reggae. When Bob Marley had gained the success crossing over in the 70’s, I don’t think the reggae world was expecting so many fusions of styles and cultures to make this music their own. Putumayo invites all of us into a “what a small world it is after all” album that magically blends Jamaican grooves and Latin rhythms with this fine compilation out now. The album includes both notable artists and some newbies onto the scene. A perfect blend. The socially conscious lyrics are in the forefront accompanied by the collision of Latin beats and a heavy Jamaican jam, which posses as much strength in form as they do substance. The album begins with Muchachito Bombo Infierno from Spain and ends with Sarazino from Ecuadorian/Canadian/Algerian roots. A favorite of mine is sandwiched in the as the 7th track, Ticklah (featuring Mayra Vega) combining many musical disciplines and wleding a new shape in our minds from sounds we only imagined existed. This collection is sure t make your minds open and your skin dance…..


a WORT-FM fill in

The Virgin Voyage on WORT, listener sponsored community radio here in Madison was a fill in for the ever popular Journeys into Jazz. A new board and a new path learned with a few minor rough spots, but the flow went positive as the show drove on. I am thankful for the opportunity.

For those of you playing along at home, here is the set-list. Not a true greenarrowradio show, but a fill in.

Tutu- Russell Gunn
Intruder- Miles Davis (live)
Mouse- Secretary
Nothing Less than You- Stan Harrison
What a Wonderful World- Jolie Holland/Booker T. Jones
Georgia Rose- Queen Latifah/Stevie Wonder
Landslide- Stacey Kent
Blessed Feet- Tord Gustavsen
Cold Duck Time- Rob Whitlock
Wait a Minute- Ruben Wilson
How Glad I am- Greyboy Allstars/the Living Sisters
Back in the Game- the Greyboy Allstars
Trouble Man- Dr. Lonnie Smith
Music Evolution- Buckshot Lafonque
Redd Foxx- the Poogie Bell Band
Tune for Lou- Akashic Record
Charlie Brown- Mr. Melvin Sparks
I likes That- Skeebo Knight
Japeru- Willie Parker/Habib Drake
Monk asks Billy for a Smoke- Matt Eakle
Hey Wayne- the Microscopic Septet
Fresh Air Theme- the Microscopic Septet
Selection from Caprice #24- Jake Shimabukuro
Antonella’s Birthday- Tommy Emmanuel
She’s a Woman- Mimi Fox
Illumination- Rob Wasserman
Paganini’s Mato Perpetuo- Bela Fleck
Spinning Wheel- Cameron Mizell
Into You- Eymarel
1021- Depth Quartet
Life of the Mind- Club d’Elf (live)
Technicolor Nightmare- Christian McBride
Gig Shirt- Doug Johns
Girls & Boys- Marcus Miller/Macy Gray
Call of the Wily- Greg Tate’s Garage Band
Dingo Dog Sled- Karl Denson Trio

the Greyboy Allstars..YES!

I waited a long time to hit my first show of 2008 and man am i happy to say the first one may be the best one. The Greyboy Allstars were in town on a snowy cold Monday night and the funk didn’t stop until all the ears were drenched with a soulful satisfaction. Karl Denson brought a fire to the stage that was electric and immediate. There was two sets of old school funk that was heavy and filled with vibes that easily overtook those in attendance at the Majestic who were certainly ready to go. Karl’s fire lasted well into the night as snow fell, the Greyboy Allstars blanketed us with a down comfort of “feeling with a groove”, and for me it lasted well into the next day. Robert Walter was on keys and made finger magic which tickled that back of the house with a boogie meant just for Madison. If you are wondering which show you shouldn’t miss this year, I heavily suggest the Greyboy Allstars if they are nearby or a shorter long distance away…..it will complete your musical journey for the year early. I will be setting up a conversation with Karl sometime in the near future to discuss the tour, his new release on Bobby Ace Records, Lunar Orbit and some personal friends we share. Stay Tuned in with an open mind.

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the Greyboy Allstars’ Karl Denson 1/21/08

Samantha James

Brought to you by San Francisco based indie label Om Records, songwriter/performer Samantha James has spent the past three years honing her estimable skills as a modern-day singer/songwriter within the dance/electronic/soul genre. Her sultry style, vocal cadences, and international rhythms are largely influenced by such artists as Sade, Basia, Bebel Gilberto and Morcheeba. On her debut album ‘Rise’, Samantha teamed up with producer and co-writer Sebastian Arocha Morton-AKA ROCAsound (Sting, Vikter Duplaix, Fischerspooner, Fila Brazilia and Rick James for the classic finale’ of the hit film Little Miss Sunshine.) native of Los Angeles’ Topanga Canyon where she currently resides, James is the grand daughter of Emmy Award-winning composer/conductor David Rose. James’ lyrics resonate with the pain of lost relationships and joy of loving connections. ” “Samantha has a unique and strong sense of style as a both a songwriter and performer”, enthuses Arocha Morton. “Talented, beautiful, passionate, and dedicate… Samantha James is the real thing-as both recording artist and stage performer. She is a welcome and beautiful new face in the world of dance-electronic music.”

She makes me want to dance until the ground stops spinning.

#1 Rise
#2 Enchanted Life
#3 Breathe You In
#4 Angel Love
#5 Come Through
#6 Living Without You
#7 I Found You feat. Celso Fonseca
#8 Deep Suprise
#9 Send It Out To The Universe
#10 Rain
#11 Samantha James – Right Now

Minus 12 degrees

So, it is cold. Minus 12 during showtime. Good thing the music will keep you warm from the inside of your ear out.

Cosmic Funk- Souleye
Less Yes’s More No’s- Busdriver
Harder Better Faster Stronger- Daft Punk (live)
Black Djinn Trance- Bill Laswell
Simple- Simian Mobile Disco
Lovelife- the Mighty Underdogs w/LadyBUG Mecca
Fast Car- Wyclef Jean/Paul Simon
Change da Game- Deviants of Reality
Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing- Jamiroquai
When H Binds to O- Lotus (live)
Action Packed- Green Light
Live and Let Die- Sex Mob
Mouse- Secretary
Rumble in the Jungle- Skeebo Knight
The Ministry of Love- Bobby Previte
Daddy’s in the Doldrums- Secret Machine
the Radio Talks to me- David Thomas & Foreigners
Here you Are- Blood Red Sun
I Believe- the Real Tuesday Weld
Long Hair- Little Barrie
Cloud Cuckooland- the Real Tuesday Weld
all ’cause of you- the 88
Is you is or is you ain’t- Little Horse
Moon Sammy- Soul Coughing
untranslated track#10- OOIOO
Bass Beatbox- Club d’Elf
Fists off Spaghetti- Drums & Tuba
Damn Good- Crazy Mary
Lapdance- John Popper Project w/DJ LOGIC
Dance Naked Under Palmtrees- Mo’ Horizons
Salto Angel- Mo’ Horizons
Che Che Cole Makossa- Antibalas
Y Viva La Felicidad-Juan Pablo Torres/Algo Nuevo
On the Cuff- The Afromotive
MPD- the Poogie Bell Band
Even Stranger- Baby Elephant
Black eyed Pea- Galactic
The Mac- Cadillac Jones
Fix & Release- Chicago Afrobeat Project
Deep in the Sand- the Budos Band
Boo Boo’s Pik a Nik- Kyle Hollingsworth
That Old Black Magic- Dr. John
Still Waiting- Greyboy Allstars w/Inara George
Old School Cylons-Greyboy Allstars/Dj Greyboy
Let me Have it All (alt mix)- Sly & the Family Stone
Are you Listening- Secret Society
the Rose tattoo- David Byrne
Heaven in my Heart-Vusi Mahlasela/Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Lima- the Codetalkers w/Col. Bruce Hampton
Ipanenma’s Sister- Jazz Mandolin Project
Gutterpunk Blues- Stratospheerius
Reach for the Sky- Geoff Achison & the Souldiggers


A Barrymore Celebration

Last night was spent hanging out in a setting that was G-RATE. (GREAT) The Barrymore Theatre had an invitation only party to celebrate many things including the PACKERS/GIANTS game on Sunday, so many folks were dressed in their Packer green & yellow. There was a pot luck of delicious treats that kept my insides warm and free beer, free good beer I should mention most of the night. There was a live DJ and equipment set up for people to jam together on stage and until 10pm, the young ones were allowed to run, jump and have fun there own chosen way. It was a great way to get connected up with some kind folks and certainly, the Barrymore is always a happenin’ spot regardless of the invite only or concert night status. The scene here is very fitting for the always changing chameleon that is greenarrowradio. A big thank you to Steve and his Barrymore staff for making it a night to set all other things aside and have a good time. THANKS!


The Real Tuesday Weld

Brings us an album entitled: The London Book of the Dead and it is a unique, catchy, engaging, humorous and definitely worth-your-while. The album reaches a new apex of oddness for the British artist known both as the Clerkenwell Kid and/or Stephen Coates, who happily splashes the album with Tin-Pan-Alley electro-jazz oddness, mingled in with misty ballads and colorful vintage pop musics. There are moments you think your radio found a time machine and just kept going back further and further, and other moments of futuristic electronica fused with jazz that pops, snaps and stays within your head indefinitely. While a melancholy flavor may be dripped on the outside of each lyrical content, there is happiness in there that easily jumps out onto you and isn’t coming out so easily….The arrangements and instruments used are like the wide open road that is suddenly detoured for no good reason….there are many choices for sound production and the way we get to it is certainly under a direction unknown status.

Six Degrees 2007

Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr., (January 15, 1929-April 4, 1968) accepted the pastorale of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama in 1954. Always a strong worker for civil rights for members of his race, King was, by this time, a member of the executive committee of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the leading organization of its kind in the nation. He was ready, then, early in December, 1955, to accept the leadership of the first great Negro nonviolent demonstration of contemporary times in the United States, the bus boycott described by Gunnar Jahn in his presentation speech in honor of the laureate. The boycott lasted 382 days. On December 21, 1956, after the Supreme Court of the United States had declared unconstitutional the laws requiring segregation on buses, Negroes and whites rode the buses as equals. During these days of boycott, King was arrested, his home was bombed, he was subjected to personal abuse, but at the same time he emerged as a Negro leader of the first rank. In 1957 he was elected president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, an organization formed to provide new leadership for the now burgeoning civil rights movement. The ideals for this organization he took from Christianity; its operational techniques from Gandhi. In the eleven-year period between 1957 and 1968, King traveled over six million miles and spoke over twenty-five hundred times, appearing wherever there was injustice, protest, and action; and meanwhile he wrote five books as well as numerous articles. In these years, he led a massive protest in Birmingham, Alabama, that caught the attention of the entire world, providing what he called a coalition of conscience. and inspiring his “Letter from a Birmingham Jail”, a manifesto of the Negro revolution; he planned the drives in Alabama for the registration of Negroes as voters; he directed the peaceful march on Washington, D.C., of 250,000 people to whom he delivered his address, “l Have a Dream”, he conferred with President John F. Kennedy and campaigned for President Lyndon B. Johnson; he was arrested upwards of twenty times and assaulted at least four times; he was awarded five honorary degrees; was named Man of the Year by Time magazine in 1963; and became not only the symbolic leader of American blacks but also a world figure. At the age of thirty-five, Martin Luther King, Jr., was the youngest man to have received the Nobel Peace Prize. When notified of his selection, he announced that he would turn over the prize money of $54,123 to the furtherance of the civil rights movement.

Just wanted to remind you to remember.

-Terra Nova: The Antarctica Suite

This is the trailer for DJ Spooky/Paul D. Miller’s next large scale multimedia performance work: an acoustic portrait of a rapidly changing continent. The Antarctic Suite transforms Miller’s first person encounter with the harsh, dynamic landscape into multimedia portraits with music composed from the different geographies that make up the land mass. Miller’s field recordings from a portable studio, set up to capture the acoustic qualities of Antarctic ice forms, reflect a changing and even vanishing environment under duress. Coupled with visual material from Getty Images’ vast collection, The Antarctic Suite is a seventy minute performance, creating a unique and powerful moment around man’s relationship with nature.

Acoustic Discs free daily download

Founded in 1990 by mandolinist, composer, bandleader and producer extraordinaire David Grisman, Acoustic Disc is an independent record label dedicated to the preservation and integrity of acoustic music, musicians and instruments. Varied releases cover acoustic music of all genres—be it David’s own award-winning dawg music, bluegrass, classical, latin, jazz or folk. Some of today’s premier acoustic musicians have recorded for Acoustic Disc: Tony Rice (“Tone Poems”), Martin Taylor (“I’m Beginning To See The Light,” “Tone Poems II”), Doc Watson (“Doc & Dawg”), Andy Statman (“Songs of Our Fathers”), Enrique Coria (“Solos From South America,” “Latin Touch”), John Hartford (“Retrograss”), Ricky Skaggs (“Bluegrass Mandolin Extravaganza”), Bob Brozman (“Tone Poems III”) and Denny Zeitlin (“New River”). The late Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead (who gave David the nickname Dawg) often recorded at Dawg Studios and chose Acoustic Disc as the outlet for his acoustic side, resulting in the acclaimed “Garcia/Grisman,” “Not For Kids Only,” “Shady Grove,” “So What,” “Old & In the Way,” “That High Lonesome Sound” and “The Pizza Tapes” – with more yet to come. To date, David has put his creative touch on over 60 remarkable & different productions for his thriving little label – five of which have been nominated for Grammys. Acoustic Disc releases have received critical acclaim from “Stereophile,” “The Wall Street Journal,” “People” magazine, “Rolling Stone,” “Mojo” and many others. “When people ask me what type of music we put out at Acoustic Disc,” said top dawg David Grisman, “I tell them that in my humble opinion, we put out the very best acoustic music there is.” Check out the Acoustic Discs site and you’ll be happy to find a lot of ways to hear great music on the cheap.

Check out the friends of Acoustic Discs links here. (notice the last one)

and finally, check out my conversation with David Grisman last year.

It’s always a pleasure promoting good music.

a Nooner until three

Gonna Be- Mo’ Horizons
Toe Foo- Ticklah
Zombie- Fela Kuti
Tussin’ and Fightin’- Extra Golden
the Headphonist- Kinky
Asa Branca- Forro in the Dark w/David Byrne
No Such Guitar- Adrian Belew
3 of a Perfect Pair-Adrian Belew(live in Argentina)
Midnight Rider- Patti Smith
Porchswing- Bourbon Princess
Supergirl’s Complaint- Bourbon Princess
Potion- Morphine
All Wrong- Morphine (live radio)
the Best Things- Filter
No Control- David Bowie
Back & Black- Robot Goes Here
One- that 1 Guy
Money- Gary Hoey
Meija- Porno for Pyros
do Right- Jimmy’s Chicken Shack
Closet Disco Dancer- Red Elvises
Start Wearing Purple- Gogol Bordello
Bahamut- Hazmat Modine
Stranger-J. Mathus & his Knockdown Society
not the Same old Thing-Col. Bruce Hampton/Aquarium Rescue Unit
Eternal Life- Jeff Buckley (road version)
You’re Gonna Miss me- the 13th Floor Elevators
Spanish Magic Castle- Spin Doctors
Everybody’s Gonna Be Happy- the Kinks
Reefer Headed Woman- Cashman
the Devil in Miss Jones- Mike Ness
The Way you do- Devil Doll
Pimpasaurus Rex- Doug Johns
Freak to Freak- the Sweat Band
Deeper Shade of Soul- Urban Dance Squad
Funky Stuff- Kool and the Gang
Keep on Dancin’ (alt mix)- Sly & the Family Stone

Speakeasy- Cadillac Jones
Wherever you go, Whatever you do- Prince
Duct Tape- Darrin James Band
Ali (Tapan’s Deep Blue Mix)- Midival Punditz

drum wisdom from Count M-buto

Filmed at Muscadine recording studio during the recording of the album “Good Friends Good Music“, an album by friend of the program, Mr. Skeebo Knight. a Brief his-story on Count M-buto:
Count M’Butu has been the mysterious sixth member of The Derek Trucks Band for the last six or more years. He is the only band member that doesn’t perform on every tour, but his presence with the band has become more frequent over time and the band always elevates their playing when he graces the stage. Born in Georgia in 1945, Count M’Butu studied music at Georgia State University and learned the art of drum making while in Africa, where he developed his love for and prowess on a variety of percussion instruments. He has worked with a wide variety of musicians, including Col. Bruce Hampton & the Aquarium Rescue Unit, Frank Zappa, and Chuck Leavell and has shared stages with Widespread Panic, Blues Traveler, the Allman Brothers Band, and Phish.

Check out WORT

WORT-FM is a non-commercial, listener sponsored, member controlled community radio station broadcasting to south central Wisconsin. WORT volunteers and staff provide quality programming and services to a broad spectrum of the community through:

* promotion of communication, education, entertainment, and understanding by providing a forum for both the discussion of public issues and the expansion of musical and cultural experience;
* facilitation of community expression and provision of community access to the airwaves for the purpose of sharing music, culture, news, and information;
* challenge of the cultural and intellectual assumptions of our listeners through unique and diverse programming;
* orientation towards the audience with concern for those under- represented by other media.

WORT is committed to radio programming with a human perspective — respecting all peoples and their environments.
This is a station that I am currently involved with as a community member volunteer by creating promos for local happenings…so, if you check it out and listen for a while, you might even hear misterG’s voice talking about shows heading into Madison. It’s a special kind of place for sure.