Stephane Wrembel

The first notes of a good tune, just like the first meetings of two people, give us a lot of interesting insight. I was not surprised at how quickly, Mr. Stephane Wrembel and I hit it off as we discussed his upcoming show in Madison on Sunday, April 2nd at Café Coda. Stephane shared that the event will be a soup of his compositions and the latest respects to Django will accompany those originals.The sounds he has been a part of have resonated with me for years of listening and radio sharing. We discussed which Pink Floyd album we would pick if we were to be stranded on an island…I think by the end we narrowed it down to which album would we NOT have with us. We walked through the musicians on tour and the new album(s), Django Experiment I & II and how making it their own started by recording it like it was a live show, minus the crowd. We discussed how even though this is an album that is an inspired by and a tribute to, Django, how it is in no way an example of being a cover band. I think one listen through and you will certainly agree. It was also a little surprising to learn how the sat down and produced two albums worth of music, when only the one was the oriGinal intention. We spoke of the influences of Django Reinhardt, the energy and explosion of New York and the love love love of Zappa. I learned if I give Stephane thirty minutes of my show, that it is very likely the listeners (and myself) will want an hour. Radio, and particularly the conversations with the artists I choose to speak with always help my eyes and mind open up wide to understand what music means/does to people, artists or otherwise…so when we talked about the timeline of Stephane’s life, the way music was/is as he has gone from nomadic creator to world traveler, I felt like this cat is one of those that people that others will want to create artistic experiments around, to celebrate the contribution and imprint left….and he’ll make you think about an apple differently than you may have before. Also, Stephane reveals a secret he intends to do each year on January 23rd. Oh, it’s in here.


Please enjoy our conversation and maybe get yourself out for a great show.

Up Dropped Down Sun

The first portion of the reGularly scheduled program too a look up, when the sides were down:

Time to Give- Sera Cahoone
Sail Away Ladies- Kyle Alden
If I had my Way- Chatham County Lines
Compass- Sierra Hull
Blue Skies- Mountain Heart

Serenade for Dogs & Mermaids- Liset Alea
List of Equipment- Lusterlit
War- Arum Rae (unplugged)
Fires Down in Mexico- Matthew Logan Vasquez

Love Sick- Bettie Serveert Ft. Peter Te Bos
I Can’t Hold on- the Black Lips
Ugly Love me- Old Maybe

Viper’s Dream- Stephane Wrembel
Double Scotch- Stephane Wrembel
Specimen- Paris Combo

greenarrowradio promo- Jim Gustin & Truth Jones
Live With Yourself- Jim Gustin & Truth Jones
Wake Up Baby- Big Bill Morganfield
Hold Me Baby- Big Bill Morganfield
Coolest Fool- Delta Moon

Whole Lotta Rosie- Hurricane Ruth
greenarrowradio promo- Professor Louis & the Crowmatix
Crow Jane- Samantha Fish
Right on Time- Tedeschi Trucks Band (live from the Fox, Oakland)
This House Ain’t a Home- Coco Hames
If You Ain’t Mine- Coco Hames


Deep Ride Out

Did a little before show extra time for open schedule, had to get these wild sounds out of the music baG and into your earholes:

Thus We Have Made The World- Thinking Plague
Something Must Happen- Chicago/London underground

The Sea- Brother Ah
Doll of the Bride- Will Calhoun

Sinuosa- Chico Pinheiro/Edu Ribeiro/Felipe Salles/Tiago Costa/Bruno Migotto
BR- Chico Pinheiro/Edu Ribeiro/Felipe Salles/Tiago Costa/Bruno Migotto
School Days- Earprint
Happy- Earprint
Caffeinated Culture- Lisa Hilton

Super Mario Bros.- Tina Guo
Too Numb- O.R.K.
Heaven Proof House- O.R.K.

Tamby- Dawen Muhammed
Nadusilma- Ahmed Abdul Malik


Vacation Speed

Did an extra hour on the tail end of the show……”But officer, I was only doin’ 17 3/4″ comes to mind. Keep it vacation speed y’all:

Spirit Easy- The Dhol Foundation
Dark Star- The Dhol Foundation
Tulimanu- Te Vaka
Lugahiva- Te Vaka
Bhangra Pirates- Red Baraat

The Apprentice Dub- Danny Moon
On My Eyes (Peripheral Vision Mix)- Lenkkodek
Power of 3- Ibibio Sound Machine
Hardcore (remix)- Jah9 Ft. Chronixx
Blessed Iration Riddem (Electro-Reggae)- MC Zulu

greenarrowradio theme- Mister Rourke
Havana- Brandon
Pick Up- Bastien Keb
Wake- Chrome Sparks
Grandma Hips- Your Old Droog Ft. Danny Brown
Are you in Peace- Selebeyone


Swamp Thang Hide

The second portion of the proGram had me wondering what’s hiding within the space I see as solid, but know it ain’t?

Being Beautiful- Mama SpanX
Carlton Street Boogie- Saturday Nite Fish Fry
Cry Out- Vanessa Collier
Don’t Drift Away- Tedeschi Trucks Band (live from the Fox, Oakland)

You Can Make it if You Try- Susan Tedeschi (live from Austin)
Propaganda- Ray Harris
Stand Up- Ray Harris
Church is Burning Down- Tomas Doncker & True Groove All-Stars
Funky Dollar Bill- Tomas Doncker & True Groove All-Stars

Be Kind- Soul Scratch
Empty Cup- Soul Scratch
Intro- Tanika Charles
Two Steps Tanika Charles
Love Fool- Tanika Charles

Positively 4th Street- Merl Saunders/Jerry Garcia/John Kahn/Bill Witt Ft. David Grisman (live at Keystone)
You Move Me Pt.2- Roy Roberts Experience
You Ain’t Miss it- Roy Roberts Experience
You and Me Together Pt.2- Roy Roberts Experience

Sometimes- Mister T.
Humans- Five Alarm Funk
8 Kickin’ it Live- Hot 8 Brass Band
Hot Sauce- The Brothers Nylon

Intro- Zor Beyler
Gözündeki Yaşlarına- Zor Beyler
Öksürük- Erkin Koray
Dombolo- Les Amazones d’Afrique Ft. Angelique Kidjo



The first portion of the proGram succeeded a taking us away from it….ALL…..we deserve it:

John Hardy- Danny Barnes
Fireball- Danny Barnes
Paddy on the Turnpike- Danny Barnes

Chasing the Thrill- Leslie Mendelson Ft. Bob Weir
Blue Bayou- Leslie Mendelson
Bug in the Honey- Jennt Scheinman
Deck Saw, Porch Saw- Jenny Scheinman
Deliquent Bill- Jenny Scheinman

Pyramids- Satsang Ft. Uncle Joe
Speak Up- Satsung Ft. Wookiefoot
Bobby- The Weeks
Space Oddity- Paul Brett
Great Balls of Fire- Jerry Lee Lewis (live from Austin)

Hey Joe- Roy Buchanan (live from Austin)
My Woman Has a Black Cat Bone- Albert Collins (live from Austin)
Refugee- Delta Moon
I Ain’t Playing- Jim Gustin & Truth Jones
Help Someone- Big Bill Morganfield

***greenarrowradio promo- Hurricane Ruth***
Cheating Blues- Hurricane Ruth
Man Done Wrong- Valerie June
I Need Your Lovin’- Sean Chambers
Hey Joe- Dave Fields (live)
You Can’t Go- Samantha Fox


Nikki Armstrong and Mama SpanX

Took some time to catch up with friend of the proGram, Nikki Armstrong to discuss the new release from Mama SpanX called “State of Groove”. We talked about the influence and mastermind behind the name “Mama SpanX”, our beloved friend Mr. Melvin Sparks (rest well my brother), the way this album came toGether from the initial vision of what the Mama SpanX brand can become to the way it hits hard and heavy, in your face in a live setting. We talk a little about Etta James’ former drummer giving Nikki a track to consider and the piece of the puzzle that it Mr. Lou Donaldson. The important pieces to the success of this album are: Steve Johnson on guitar Julie Sax on alto sax, baritone sax and flute, Steve Sadd on tenor and soprano sax, Harlan Spector on keyboards and B-3, David Abercrombie on 6 string fretless bass, and Ben Beckley music director and drums.
Personally, I think once you listen to this conversation, you’ll want to listen to the entire album a few times and I hope vice versa, since this chat is definitely an extension of years of musical shares and love of similar sounds, Nikki and I can keep the rocket in the pocket as needed, but both of us like to let it out to blast off from time to time.

BIG Congrats to Lorlinda Art who did the original photo and art work for the Mama SpanX CD cover "State of Groove! We are so proud of you Lady! " Lorlinda Art

BIG Congrats to Lorlinda Art who did the original photo and art work for the Mama SpanX CD cover “State of Groove! We are so proud of you Lady! “
Lorlinda Art

The insides of an Earhole

The second portion of the program took a ride through your earholes with a funky bumpy ride. This portion of the show featured an excerpt of my conversation with Nikki Armstrong, talking Mama SpanX. Who wouldn’t want to know more about something called Mama SpanX with an ending capital X?? Here’s the music that fit well with our time together:

California Dreamin’- Bride of Chaotica
The Night of the Living Swing Zombies- Bride of Chaotica
Drink a Bit- Electric Kif
See You at the Corner- Electric Kif
Can’t Buy me Love- Organissimo

Fireside Lounge- Soul Scratch
Sweetest Taboo- Hot 8 Brass band
Ddpp- Five Alarm Funk
Some Ol’ Dolls (2017)- Tomas Doncker & the True Groove All Stars

I Don’t Wanna go- Coco Hames
Don’t Hesitate- The Meltdown
Natural Woman- Howard Johnson & Gravity
I’m on My Way- Professor Louie & the Crowmatix
Blues for Buckwheat- Professor Louie & the Crowmatix

Big Fantasy (for me)- Nicole Willis/Jimi Tenor/Jonathan Maron
Tear it Down- Nicole Willis/Jimi Tenor/Jonathan Maron

Crawl- Mama SpanX
***Excerpt of my Conversation with Nikki Armstrong of Mama SpanX***
Alligator Boogaloo- Mama SpanX
Traveling Cheeba Man- Robert Randolph Family Band
Lovesick- Robert Randolph Family Band

2nd Time Around- Tuxedo
Sweet- Little Dragon

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Fill the Color Cup with Different

The first part of the program took the colors of all and melded…that’s the way uh huh, I LIKES IT. We had a last minute call in from Daniel Chavis of The Veldt as they were opening up for Phantogram this week in Madison. What a great chat. He has not forgotten how he got to where he is with the help of all the others. We even talked about one of my favs from the past, 24/7 Spyz and Mr. Jimi Hazel…. I really appreciated my time talking then and now with Daniel.

Hillbilly Highway- Steve Earle (live in Austin)
Nuevo Laredo- Doug Sahm (live in Austin)
Riot in the Streets- Pokey LaFarge
Got Soul- Valerie June

Beekeeper- Hurricane Ruth
Within You, Without You- Tedeschi Trucks band (live from the Fox, Oakland)
Just as Strange- Tedeschi Truck Band (live from the Fox, Oakland)
The Shark- John Ginty Ft. Aster Pheonyx
Sum Peeples got all the Fonk- Geoff Achison
Gonna Groove- Sean Chambers

greenarrowradio promo- Thorbjørn Risager
City of Love- Thorbjørn Risager & the Black Tornado
Hott Mott’s Theme- Vin Mott
I Wanna Get Ruff With You- Vin Mott

Start Together- Sleater Kinney (live in Paris)
I Wanna be your Joey Ramone- Sleater Kinny (live in Paris)
Stay- Maximum High

***Live on air conversation with Daniel Chavis of The Veldt***
And It’s You- The Veldt
This Must be the Place (naive melody)- David Byrne (live in Austin)
Woah! There’s No Limit- Lord Echo


Pre-Program Put Out

Did a little pre-proGram extra time and gave the ears a twist of this:

Good Night, Good Rest- Oracle Hysterical & New Vintage Baroque
Did Not the Heavenly Rhetorike- Oracle Hysterical & New Vintage Baroque
Scarce Had the Sunne (why was not I a flood?)- Oracle Hysterical & New Vintage Baroque

Amuse Bouche 2- Rick Cutler
Opposite Distract- Rick Cutler
Amuse Bouche 3- Rick Cutler
Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright- Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau
Independence Day- Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau

Beguine Nummer Eins- Satoko Fujii Orchestra
No More Out- The Jim Yanda Trio
Motel- Mark Masters Ft. Adam Schroeder
Monk, Bunk & Vice Versa- Mark Masters

Entre Las Raices- Miguel Zenon
La Segunda- Jason Anick & Jason Yeager
(I’ve Got) Beginner’s Luck- Keith Oxman/JeffJenkins/Todd Reid
Thingin’- Lee Konitz

Route 666- Jentsch Group Quartet
Follow That Cab- Jentsch Group Quartet

That Freedom Highway- Thollem Electric
Socotra- Jü
Summa- Jü
Wendigo- Bill Brovold & Jamie Saft

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Glare Of The Tiger

All the years of being a part of the family that radio provides has done my mind and soul quite well. I get to discuss art with artists and every now and then, I locate a being that is a similar being as I. I talked with Adam Rudolph for the first time on air a couple years ago and we hit it off like old friends, with the music being the guide. Well, Adam has a new album out with his Adam Rudolph’s Moving Pictures project called “Glare Of The Tiger” on Meta Records and through M.O.D. Technologies. You can imagine my delight when setting up another chance to run through this sounds existence from start to finish. We talked about how the relationships of the musicians transforms the music into something else, a research and development model based off concepts Adam has in mind and heart. How to take the music and feelings of then, and turn them into something fresh and traditional as the now. We talk about the feeling of the music created, not just how it makes you feel inside, but a way to truly relate to the sonic adventure the music catches you in ans where it can take you. Being able to share the work of people I believe in is something I hold high above my head, I wear it like a crown I am proud of, and Adam reminds me of why I always found a home next to a radio, music and the sharing of ideas toGether. It’s the people who share what’s within them that matter so much to me, and when I get time to bring the vice of the art to you, not just the saleable commodity, it truly feels like the circle is complete. Please enjoy this half hour conversation about the new album, but know that it is as much about living as it is about this particular moment in art, or art history.


Crick Creek Ponder

The second portion of the proGram featured an excerpt of my conversations with Adam Rudolph and Mina Girgis and the parts leading to and separating each were executed in the moment sounds jumped off the paGe:

Come Together- Organissimo
Eleanor Rigby- The Ed Palermo Big Band
Cat Toys- The Microscopic Septet

Interlude: Afterglow- Lucy Woodward
Ladykiller- Lucy Woodward
I Don’t Know- Lucy Woodward Ft. Snarky Puppy (live)

Torredembarra- Mariah Parker Indo Latin Jazz (live @ Yoshi’s)
Rat Down Front- The Three Sounds Ft. Gene Harris (live at the Penthouse)
The Boogaloo- The Three Sounds Ft. Gene Harris (live at the Penthouse)

Ghosts- Gary Lucas (live at the Knitting Factory)
Foxy Lady- Odd Job (live at the Knitting Factory)
Part of the Family- Chunk (live at the Knitting Factory)
Simultaneous Realities of a Parallel Universe- Ernest Dawkins New Horizon Ensemble Ft. Vijay Iyer
Rotations- Adam Rudolph’s Moving Pictures
***Excerpt of Pre-Recorded Conversation with Adam Rudolph***
Ciresque- Adam Rudolph’s Moving Pictures
Tama Tama- Omar Sosa & Sekou Keita
Thiossan- Omar Sosa & Seckou Keita

***Excerpt of Pre-Recorded Conversation with Mina Girgis of The Nile Project***
Dil Mahbubu- The Nile Project


Remember Liberty

The first portion of the show is a call to remember liberty…and justice…for all:

Take Five- Ned Luberecki
Kitchen Squirrel Medley- Ned Luberecki
Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down- Johnny Cash (live in Austin)
Long Old Time- Scott H. Biram
Set me Free- Scott H. Biram

Heart to Hang Onto- Pete Townshend Ft. Eddie Vedder (live)
Shakedown- Valerie June
I’d Rather be the Devin (Devil got my Woman)- John Martyn
From a Whisper to a Scream- Robert Palmer
Fun All Night- Banditos
Friendship is a Small Boat in a Storm– Chicano Batman

Blue Monday- Fats Domino (live in Austin)
Working my Way Back Home- Geoff Achison
Travelin’ North- Sean Chambers Ft. John Ginty
Electric- John Ginty Ft. Aster Pheonyx
Do Me Dirty- Tomas Doncker & the Groove All Stars

Shake it Up- Robert Randolph Family Band
Whatchoowantgurl- Keller Williams’ Kwahtro
Fade Away- JC Brooks
Bang Bang- The Proof
Pacified- Soul Scratch
Elephant- Mister T.
Khaleesi- The Nylon Brothers