Pine Fan Ice

The moving stillness rides over:

3 Days- Adam Ezra Group
The Way We Move (solo acoustic)- Langhorne Slim
Engine #4- the4ontheFloor
I’ll see you in Hell- Lewis Ray Cammarata

Suzie Q- Lemon
Got my Mojo Workin’- Ann Cole
Feeling Good- Little Juniors Blue Flames

Help me Make it Through- the Slide Brothers
Sharecroppers Shuffle- Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch
No Surrender- Sam Holt Band
Your Lady, She’s Shady- JJ Grey & Mofro
Dream Baby- Nicole Hart & Anni Piper
Good Feeling- Victor DeLorenzo

Midnight at the Oasis- Pleasure
Breaking Blood- the Greyboy Allstars
Keep it Str8 & Simple- Jonathan Crossley

Much More- Milano Jazz Dance Combo Ft. Colonel Red
Se nao for pra Somar- Vinicius Terra

Party & Get on Down- Big Apple Band
Emcee Marie- Third Coast Kings
Old Landmark- the Como Mamas
Hurricane- Charles Bradley
Hark Work- Smoove & Turrell

Lady, you Shot me- Har Mar Superstar
Luv the Way U Luv Me- Honeyboy Carencro & ATX Trauma unit
Signs of Hope & Happiness- the Impellers


MidniGht MorninGside.

The first third of today’s proGram brouGht siGns of the niGht as mixed, not stirred into the morning. The side of the morning is the time and place where this setlist was born…Watch out for the puddle on the floor.

Heartbeat- Kopecky Family Band
Your Love is Loaded- Elin Ruth
Althea- Keller Williams
This Old Guitar- Lucinda Williams
North Country Heart- Gordie Tentrees

Chardonnay- Mudhoney
Use me for your Eggs- the Growlers
Always Maybe- the Black Angels
Monster- Suga Bush
Devil- Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside

In our Babylon- My Gold Mask
404- Pop Strangers
Zombie Regrets- the Implodes
Chicago Lady- Bad Cop

Day Tripper- Shockabilly
Killing Time- Massacre
Terrifying- Pop Levi

Hear my Train a Comin’- Jimi Hendrix
Tinsley Ellis ID/Promo**
Front Porch freeze- Tinsley Ellis
Coming for you- Buddy Guy (live at Legends)
Boogie- Leftover Salmon (live 2013)
Up Above my Head- The Wood Brothers (live)


Surface to Surface

The third portion of the other days proGram, went searching for a new location…the surface from surface mission was best observed by blasting off and tuning in…..Here is what we found once we landed on the face of the surf…..:

Buckaroo- Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch
She Fine- Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch

Down in the Valley- Solomon Burke (live)
Sassy Strat- Tinsley Ellis
Harp & Drum- JJ Grey & Mofro
Cattle Drive- Sam Holt Band

I ain’t Never Pressed to Bother- Drazy Hoops
Izabella- Jimi Hendrix
Monty- Larry Carlton/Robben Ford (unplugged)
Annie’s Song- Brett Dennen & Milow

Mbube- Ladysmith Black Mambazo Ft. Taj Mahal
I’ll Take you There- Ladysmith Black Mambazo Ft. the Golden Gospel Singers
Bad So- Jo Mersa
My Conclusion- Stephen Marley Ft. Akon/Buju Banton
Old John Brown- John Brown’s Body

Black Face- Seyi Sholagbade & the Black Face
Down to the Backstreets- Guru Ft. Lonnie Liston Smith
Take ’em on- the Herbaliser
Knippelsuppe- Frikstailer Ft. Copyfokking
Our Generation- DJ Nu Mark Ft. Ernie Hines (re-edit)

Ashcon- Lotus
Neon Tubes Part 1- Lotus

Pilots- Dark Party
House of Bhangra- David Starfire
Hypnotize me- Gorula

Ana El Sha’b- Mohamed Antar
Sharq Awsat Jdeed- Zeinedin/Narcicyst/Lethal Skillz/Bashir Saade
The Last Time you Made me Come Back on the Coatch- Luno

Love will Turn your Head Around (Return to Mono Remix)- Karmacoda


Layers Peeled Back

The middle portion of the fill in open schedule show has many layers that peel off to still smell like a funky mix left out in the funkshine for days….The layers stripped….and that’s all that needs to be said…Here’s what they stripped down to:

Mr. Clean- Mark Egan/Karl Latham/John Hart
Lift Me- Todd Clouser’s A Love Electric
Devil Girl- Les Racquet
Canta y no Llores- Billy Martin’s Wicked Knee

You’ve got a Friend in me- Bonerama
Second & Dryades- Galactic W/Big Chief Monk Boudreaux
Dynamite- Trombone Shorty & Orleans Ave.
Honky Tonk part 1- the James Brown Soul Train
Rainbow Gold- Jesse J Ft. Joe Sample/Harvey Mason
Mysterious Vibes- Blackbyrds
Lovely- Asa Lovechild
Living on the Line- Rev. Kim Lesley

Come Together- the Wolff Clark Expedition
Ontario Boogaloo- Groovesession (live Winston’s S.D. 2/24/12)

String Bean- John Patton
Grease Monkey- the Diplomats of Solid Sound
Du Bu Baba Du Be- Ed Alstrom
Blues on the Blacktop- Organissimo
Better Get a Jump on it- the Greyboy Allstars

Roforofo Fight- the Motet
Creepin’ (Instrumental)- Hundred Strong & Joseph Malik
Cryin’ at Daybreak- Swing Republic Ft. Howlin’ Wolf


Ice Cricket

The first third of this open schedule fill in found frozen in the vast frozen tundra of Wisconsin, is a rare sonic cricket….this creature has survived the test of time and has its very own soundtrack….Here is what was playing when the archeologists and cricketoloGists uncovered and discovered:

In a Minute!- Pamela Sklar
Kaash 2- Vandana Vishwas
Three Variations on Plum Blossom- the Orchid Ensemble
Lale- Zedashe Ensemble

Aichata- Imharhan (live Festival au Desert 2012)
Mustt Mustt- Kiran Alhuwala Ft. Tinariwen (live Festival au Desert 2012)
All the Same- Vieux Farka Toure (live Amarrass Desert Festival 2011)

Touha- Fru Fru
Codigo de Barra- Bajofondo
Romados- Boogat
Goodbye Pinocchio- Paris Combo
Ardelve Tide- Thomas Lukassek

I shall be Released- Charles Lloyd/Jason Moran
Humus- Don Cherry & the New Eternal Rhythm Orchestra

Shake up the World- Eric Mingus
Peaceful- Amatorski
White Magic- Dylan Ryan
White Nights- Dylan Ryan

Afro Blue- the Derek Trucks Band
Lanvanoo- Henri Pierre Noel
It is a Silly Fish that is Caught Twice by the Same Bait- Mike Davis
Ghost Rider- Romanowski


Fireworks for a Snail

I want to thank Jans Ingber of the Motet for being a guest on the show. We spoke of The bands upcoming gig at the Majestic on the 28th, how the production exploration process works for them…we also touched on the new album and how the collaboration of writing tracks rejuvenates them as artists and well, these guys know how to throw a good party!! The momentum and the morale of the band is hiGh and that should make for a great show in Madison (especially since it has been a long time since they’ve been here). The snail celebrates with a slow show of fireworks and the background sound was this:

Danse Macabre- Dusty Ft. Bad Jazz Troupe
Light Years Ahead- Nicole Willis & the Soul Investigators
F.K.D.- the Strides

Topsy Turvy- the Sign of Four
Agaricus Campestris- Sun Suite
Four n Twenty- Cookin’ on Three Burners
Do What I Wanna do- The Impellers

Slice of Humanity- the Motet->
Afro Disco Beat- the Motet
**Live on air conversation w/Jans Ingber of the Motet**
Push- the Motet
Go Go Bananas (Qdup Foundation Remix)- All Good Funk Alliance
The Healing (Zabiela’s 85 Remix)- James Zabiela
Nomthandazo- Freshlyground
The Future is Yours- Kraak & Smaak
Cumbianchamuyo- Frikstailers
Heart Seed (The Are Remix)- DJ Sun Ft. Leah Alvarez

Goblin- Nigel Hayes & Clare Large
Barcelona- La Troba Kung Fu (Andy Loop, Toti & Maxi Remix)
No Say Del Valle- Flowering Inferno (Nicodemus & Zeb Remix)
Dandilion- Funkommunity (Pablo Sanchez Remix)

Dawg Friendly- JJ Doom
Strange Recreation- Jesse Boykins & MeloX


Splash of

The sound drift splashed this:

They’re Red Hot- Peter Green w/Nigel Watson Band Ft. Dr. John
*Fiddleworms Promo/I.D.- Fiddleworms*
Minor Hill- Fiddleworms
Take me Home Country Road- Brandi Carlile/EmmyLou Harris

Alright- the Derek Trucks Band
That Road- Larry Carlton/Robben Ford (unplugged)
Bad Blood- Kentucky Knife Fight
Dancing with the Tornado- the Veils
I Don’t Remember you- Mudhoney
Jane- Pop Strangers

Crash Landing- Jimi Hendrix
Last Time- Black Dub
I can’t Hear Nothing but the Blues- Albert King
Rockin’ in the Free World- Brothers Baladi
Le Petite Ditty- Organissimo ->
Gotcha Back- Organissimo

Butter (for yo popcorn)- the New Mastersounds
Ka Binga- Ed Alstrom
The Harder they Come- Merl Saunders/Jerry Garcia (live)
Jordan- Taj Weekes and Adowa (live)
Treat you Right- Daniel Bambaata Marley
Modern Day Freedom- Black am I


Cool Catz on the horn

It was a day where Victor DeLorenzo and I got toGether once aGain for another edition of Frail Pagans. We spoke about the Violent Femmes getting back together at playing Cochella (Vic is gonna ring in and give me an exclusive from the shows)……How getting back to the songs that means so much to so many has been a great feeling, but also that sense of who knows still lurks around. We spoke on our favorites from Ginger Baker and Dan Hicks…..Vic also mentioned the upcoming release of his new album simple entitled “Victor DeLorenzo”…where does he get this amazing inspiration…he will be getting a copy to me as soon as they are ready and we’ll once aGain get to be the first to taste what’ son the brand new musical menu…This conversation almost felt like a reunion show of its own..the lauGhs were sincere and the spirits were hiGh…man what great radio we made…Here’s the music selection I chose to go along with this edition:

Will Be- Mo Kolours
Conference- Mo Kolours

Enlightenment- Sun Ra (live)
Born & Shake- Clarence Peters
Dust to Dust- Ginger Baker

Big Boss Man- Last Exit
What’s what I do- Last Good Tooth

Frail Pagans Theme- Victor DeLorenzo
**Frail Pagans Live featuring Victor DeLorenzo & misterG**
Convertible Burt- Troy Roberts
Master Ghetto Rig- Troy Roberts
Dr. Stein- Troy Roberts

Capicua- Gabriel Alegria Afro Peruvia Sextet
El Fin de la Infancia- Cafe Tacuba (live KCRW Studio)
Milongon- Bajofondo
Lux- Paris Combo
Oye Rumberito- Puentes Brothers

Sky Scraper- Secretary Ft. Big Boss
Exhibit A- Burnt Sugar Arkestra Chamber


Patterned After

The first half of today’s show got off to it’s start and moved into its grOOves really quick…I noticed that the flow was patterned after the hope of Springtiming…forth and forward the days do get lonGer, and this set designed to pull it a little quicker…Here’s the sounds to move Spring forward one hour..

I Need a Change- Fiddleworms
Dead Shrimp Blues- Peter Green & Nigel Watson Splinter Group Ft. Hubert Sumlin
Amen AC- Larry Carlton & Robben Ford (live unplugged)
Villanova Junction Blues- Jimi Hendrix
Glory Train- Grady Champion
Warm Shadow- Fink

War on Holiday- the Black Angels
I will Survive- Cake
the General’s Ambush- John Brown’s Body
Don’t Change your Number- Christopher Ellis
Kill Dem Sound- Ab2o Ft. Leroy Sibbles
This Girl- Cookin’ on 3 Burners

Back to School (Gubz Rub)- Hugh Turner Quartet
You’re Not Dead- Diesler with Double Yellow
Spider Baby- the Link Quartet Ft. Eddie Roberts
Scaramunga- Ray Harris & the Fusion Experience
Street Scene- Steve Perri & Zamaun

Rebbe of Rhythm- Ron Levy’s Wild Kingdom
I’ve got to be Myself- Rance Allen Group
Randiculous- Organissimo

One Step- the Original Seven
Turn on your Lovelight- Bonerama (live)
Act Bad with it- Troy TROMBONE SHORTY Andrews & Orleans Avenue
Hot Pants Road- the JB’s (live)
What you Need- Galactic Ft. Lyrics Born


Freedom 4 Donovan

I’ve been following this story for what seems to be…no HAS BEEN years….I had the opportunity to speak to Ronny Drayton today, not because of his credits and status as a talented musician but because his son, Donovan has been incarcerated for years at Rikers Island without a shred of evidence to prove that he was guilty of anything, nevermind the terrible crime of murder. This conversation lasted a half of an hour and was a very heavy deal, which I know boiled the blood of many of the listeners out there. Please take the time to read Donovan and Ronny’s story written by friend of the proGram, Mr. Greg Tate and when you feel those words, hearing Ronny describe the situation (as deeply as he could), was so intense and emotion filled… was meaningful to be a part of it…and my hope and Ronny’s hope is that the next time he and I speak will be to share new music projects he is constantly involved/evolved in….as well as to celebrate the freedom of Donovan. While it stopped seeming important, there was music attached to this conversation…the three songs following the conversation w/Ronny are off a new album you can look into here (to help the cause).

Airfield- Javelin
Same Old Clown- Chico Mann
Asi Soy (Instrumental)- Deela
Jazz Face (Ambient Jazz Ensemble Rework)- Ambient Jazz Ensemble
Alien Abduction- Jafu

Anxious Sin- Tijuana Cartel
Tusk Dance- Mo Kolours
Seraphim- Simian Mobile Disco (live)

**Live on air Conversation w/Ronny Drayton:4Donovan’s Freedom**
Black Empress of the Sun- Dope Sagittarius & MazzMuse
Dragonfly- Ted Stiles
Don’t Take My Freedom Away- Alex Lozupone w/Pain Hertz

Illegal Dub- Dub Trio
Dear Prudence- Bad Brains (live)
Beyond Within- Pharaohs
Push- Wisdom
Hangin’ Out- Naytronix
Seventy Three- Dusty


the Meat of it

Grilled not stir fried…..the first part of the actual proGram was cooked just riGht and the coal burned warm the entire time. I featured an excerpt from an earlier interview with our friend, Mr. Dan Hicks, as he and the Hot Licks will be at the StouGhton Opera House this Friday March 15. With almost all new tunes, the show started off in it’s usual mind opening, thirsty ear-hole fillin’ way:

Bakersfield- Son Volt
Browder Holler Boy- Chelle Rose
Side Man Blues- Gordie Tentrees
Leaving on a Jet Plane- My Morning Jacket

Johnny Rotten Cash- Fiddleworms
Rural Ghost- Koby Israelite

Get it!- Tinsley Ellis
Blood Side Out- Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite
Dirty Pool- Lewis Ray Cammarata

Lipstick Powder and Paint- Big Joe Turner
Too Tall To Mambo- Wet Wilie (live 8/13/2011 Woodstock GA)

The Rounder- Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks
**excerpt from a previous Conversation w/Mr. Dan Hicks**
Tangled Tales- Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks
Mayhem- Bettie Serveert
Mojo Man- Jimi Hendrix

Enemies- Adrian Younge
Soon I will be Done- The Como Mamas
Confusion- Charles Bradley

Soul Power (Lack of Afro Remix)- Kokolo
Waiting so Long (Smoove Remix)- Nick Pride & the Pimptones

Rockin’ Funky Watergate- Fred & the New JB’s (live)


to and fro

Went in a little EARly to do an extra hour and it started out with some new jazz and ended well, other worldly…as the sounds went to and fro, it lifted up our spirits with wind to blow..and here is the first and extra music show:

Flute Shadows- Pamela Sklar
I. Nightfall
II. Quiet Dancer

Mood Indigo- Charles Lloyd & Jason Moran
Nighttime Star- Grace Kelly (live a Scullers)
Rem Blues/Music-Terri Lyne Carrington w/Herbie Hancock
24 Cents- Nick Finzer
The Traveling Man- Melton Mustafa
Vortex- UCF Jazz Ensemble I & Jazz Workshop (Jeff Rupert:Director)

Rock on Hanuman- MC Yogi Ft. Krishna Das
Gawazi- Omar Faruk Tekbilek
Nessunissma (Robert Soko Remix)- Feel Good Productions
Georgian Lessons 1->6- Deladap

Akoba (K Klash Remix)- Awa Klash


Keys to the Mothership

I want to thank RonKat Spearman (long time P-Funk All Star) for being a cosmic guest on the proGram….We had the opportunity to discuss the making of his new album “Dance On The Mothership” and how he got the blessing of Dad (friend of the proGram George Clinton) to take the keys to the Mothership and go off on his own and create Katdelic…We also spoke of tributes to life as sometimes the funk gets all funked up as well as a hint of where to find RonKat playing out and doin’ his right hand guitar upside down thang…(maybe soon Madison). I want to thank RonKat, Miss Linda and Gina for all they do to support the great people of the scene. Speaking of, here is the tunes that were laid down during the second part of the proGram:

For the Love of Money- Wolff & Clark Expedition
Caras II- Gabriel Alegria Afro Peruvian Sextet

Lingenfelser Swing- Skeebo Knight
That’s What you Say- Skeebo Knight
Do your Thing- Issac Hayes
Disseminated- Soul Coughing (live KCRW Studio)
Vibronics- Mahala Rai Banda
JStar- Mahala Rai Banda

Higher Ground- Playing For Change
Burning Instinct- Red Baraat
Crush It- Third Coast Kings
Midnight Feast (Soopasoul Remix)- Nick Pride & the Pimptones
Crisis Point- the Liberators Ft. Roxie Ray
Time to Get Business Straight- Nicole Willis & the Soul Investigators
Soul Burger- Soulful Torino Orchestra (DJ Tib Remix)

Brother Noah- Skeewiff Ft. the Golden Gate Quartet
Johnny Bear (Give it to Me)- the Soul of John Black
Stop Insulting my Intelli Giant- RonKat Spearman Katdelic

***Live on air Conversation with RonKat Spearman***
Love Thyself- RonKat Spearman Katdelic Ft. George Clinton
Deep in the Woods- the Herbaliser

Flame Thrower- Kaleidoscope Jukebox
Macaco (Novalima Remix)- Novalima
Jumpin’ Off- David Starfire


The riGht siGn

The first part of today’s proGram was filled with music meant to keep it a rollin’. Let the new in and see where the rolls meat up with the rocks. It veered off into the abstract but seemed to find a happy place within some funky grooves. I want to thank Lacy James for being a guest, we spoke of her new release (Circles of Swallows)and the making of a story that translates into song….Here are the songs that accompanied the chat:

Hallelujah- T.V. Mike & the Scarecrows
In the Seam- Yonder Mountain String Band
Another Man’s Lies- Fiddleworms
Fuzzbuster- Tinsley Ellis

Old Languages- Lacy James
**On Air Conversation with Lacy James**
Can’t get you Off my Mind- Hadden Sayers
My Time Baby- Grady Champion
Grits ain’t Groceries- Wet Willie (live 8/13/2011 Woodstock, GA)

Numb- Gary Clark Jr.
Earth Blues- Jimi Hendrix
Tuf Skin- Bettie Serveert

The Same Thing- Treat her Right
Monster in Disguise- Lewis Ray Cammarata
The Circle- Twinemen
Johnny has no Cash no More- Koby Israelite
Al Kol Hama asim- Orchid Ensemble
Lady Luck- Les Racquet
First Heart- Superhuman Happiness ->
Second Heart- Superhuman Happiness

Wake up & Shake your Heart- Todd Clouser’s a Love Electric
Mbwemofolo- Billy Martin’s Wicked Knee
Nubia- Groovesession (live)
We Want Groove- Rock Candy Funk Party