Psychodelic GRANDE Beat sounds extraordinary– ‘We Are The Night‘ is the sixth studio album from the duo of Ed Simonsand & Tom Rowland. It starts with Willy Masons short dramatic intro which he states ‘There’s no path to follow‘, which would be more awe-striking to me if seen in a live setting. ‘We are the night‘ explodes with pulsating 4/4 beats and the psychedelic layers build and build until a house of hybrid sounds is built. Track #4,’Saturate‘ is an electronic speed stepping race in high, I mean high paced competition, this track is a serious workout, a full days work, but worth every drop of sweat. ‘Do it again‘ is the first single off the album, listen to it and you’ll see exactly why. I am not at all into the goofy ‘Salmon Song‘, it makes me skip with a heavy thumb onto the next track. Speaking of the next track: Burst Generator, is that genre bent sound storm that I seek in an album, it has the energy of a new born cub and the drive of a steam locomotive gone astray. I will leave my thought there, as I want to hear some feedback from the thirsty eared and open minded.
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I have been so busy with life, and conversations with artists that I have neglected to talk up the shows I have been seeing. First. Dickey Betts and Great Southern really was on when I saw them… Pedro was right in our chat, a lot of old favs and a ripping rendition of Hoochie Coochie Man with Pedro leading the vocals…
Akashic Records, Tyrone Farm had more FUNk on its plate then bargained for. There is a lot of talent in that group, from Beau Sasser on Hammond to Johnny Trama on guitar and all points in between, this group is one NEVER to miss out on live..trust ME…They kept the barn that is gently nestled in the quiet corner filled up with sound that not only did the cows come home but they brought friends and picnic baskets in hand.
And just the other night it was Dub is a Weapon and Lee “Scratch” Perry. The hang in between was beautiful and vibe-tastic…the band was tight..from Larry and Dave right over to Chrissy on Sax. She made the show…..Scratch was delightfully loving of all on stage and sent more magic into the crowd with song then I have witnessed in a long while. He looks like the show that he still is, I was very impressed!!! Dub is a Weapon backed Scratch on stage with a certain bounce to their beat, like that final puzzle piece clicking into place…it is a perfect match made in space with just the right mix of ebb and flow…and never enough Lee “Scratch” Perry.
You remember friend of greenarrowradio Desiree Bassett….Here is a little idea of what I am talking about. I saw Desi play live in Manchester CT and she blew the roof off the place. With a new band playing with her, bassist David Stolz, a former member of the Dickey Betts Great Southern & Rob Godfrey, the drummer of the Sesame Street Band. The early show was one that I wouldn’t want to have to play after, but when this power trio was finished, Desi ended with a monster shred that would have those in the documents department of the government jealous. People of all sizes and shapes came over to chat with her and get a closer look at the next rock and roll star.
Hidden Charms- Howlin’ Wolf
300lbs of Joy- Howlin’ Wolf
ooh Baby (hold me)- Howlin’ Wolf
Hard Luck- Howlin’ Wolf
Love Henry- Bob Dylan
Broken Down Engine- Bob Dylan Thunder on the Mountain- Bob Dylan Paint it Black- Hayseed Dixie
——————————————————————— Wise Man Say- Dubconscious Ninja of Love- Keller Williams/Michael Franti
Pya- Mad Professor/Ariwa Artists
Dreadlocks in Moonlight- Lee “Scratch” Perry
Soul Fire- Tom Tom Club Mama- Mystic Bowie
———————————————————————- Winter in the Summertime- Apollo Heights Who Cares What the Question is?- A Band of Bees Love in the Harbour- A Band of Bees
Trouble Every Day- Frank Zappa
———————————————————————– Call of the Wily- Greg Tate’s Garage Band ***Conversation with Greg Tate of Burnt Sugar*** Ballad of FEMA/Katrina&Satchmo- Burnt Sugar
———————————————————————— Demo #8- Celia Baron Budos Rising- the Budos Band Adeniji- the Budos Band His Girl- the Budos Band
Good Friends, Good Music- Skeebo Knight
————————————————————————– Sweet Little Angel-Honeytribe (live in Orlando ’06) Burn the Crack House Down- Mojo:Saint(live 06)
Harper & the Midget- Twinemen (live 2/2/03 Chicago)
Cook for You- Twinemen (live 2/2/03 Chicago)
Pedastal- Portishead Carried Away- Bassnectar
————————————————————————— Groovin’ on a Feelin’- Laid Back Sunshine Day- Osibisa Food in the Belly- Xavier Rudd
Soulshine- Warren Haynes/Vusi Mahlasela (live Bonaroo 04)
Scarlet Begonias- Jazz is Dead
Jungle tango-the Jazz Mandolin Project
I wasn’t planned for it, but when a fellow DJ needs help, I try to be there. This was a fill in that caught me with an empty belly and not enough resources to keep myself perfectly hydrated. But since there is much worse going on all over the place, this was not really a big deal. The emergency fill in went a little like this. With a thanks to our music director ANNA, who relieved my early so I could get to the Bob Dylan show on time. More on that to come.
I’ll be the One- Warren Haynes (live at Bonaroo ’04)
Papa Was a Rolling Stone- Los Lobos (Live WDET)
Built for Comfort- Merl Saunder & Friends (live) Funky Helmet- the Poogie Bell band
———————————————————————— Reefer Headed Woman- Cashman
Mule- Gov’t Mule (live) Still I’m Sad->Dazed & Confused-the Yardbirds (live ’06)
Factory Girl- Treat her Right
Little Dog- Blue Miracle
Suzie- Blue Miracle
Poison Whiskey- Tishamingo Papa Dukie & the Mudpeople- the Subdudes Social Aid & Pleasure Club- the Subdudes Looking at You- the Subdudes
By July- Sirsy (uncovered)
Pet- Sirsy Power to the People- Black Eyed Peas (just like)Starting Over- the Flaming Lips Give Peace a Chance-Aerosmith/Sierra Leone Refugee Allstars
Crystal Blue Persuasion- Concrete Blonde
Down with It- Reuben Wilson Stairway to Heaven-Doug Johns Gig Shirt- Doug Johns the Claw-Doug Johns & Victor Wooten Play This-Keller Williams ***Conversation with David Gans*** Gutterpunk Blues- Stratospheerius Breaking the Law- Hayseed Dixie
Stay in Bed, Forget the Rest-Deeelite
Desdamona is the premiere female hip hop & spoken word artist in the Midwest. Inspired and empowered by rap and R&B, she moved to Minneapolis, to get noticed on the music scene. “I found open mics and started to perform my lyrics as poetry and I got known as a spoken-word artist, when the truth is, that’s not what I was initially. But becoming a spoken-word artist actually made me a better writer.” She has been awarded the MN Music Award for Best Spoken Word Artist for the past five years. her first full length cd, The Ledge, largely produced by Reggae legends Sly & Robbie. She also co-founded and produces B Girl Be, the only female hip hop festival to incorporate all four elements of hip hop. B Girl Be (named after one of her poems) celebrates its third annual festival in June, 2007. June 2007 also marks the release of Desdamona‘s second full length release The Source, which is a nationally released project on FS Music. The Source is set to wake up minds and inspire those you always wanted to try, something. Desdamona shines THE LIGHT on those willing to look and listen, from true soul, a taste of hip hip and man if there isn’t a madd dash of Reggae flow mixed with a poetic reality. This album is the SOURCE of being aware that you are a human BEING not just a human DOING.
Its always fun to meet up with people for conversations while they are on the road. This is no exception. I had the pleasure of grabbing a few moments of the well documented Grateful Dead historian’s time. David will be coming to Bridgeport Connecticut two times in the near future and I would venture to say it will be two ‘not to be missed ‘ shows. With a brand new album out (TWISTED LOVE SONGS), his Grateful Dead hour, and a passion for the southwest, David and I chat about so much in such a short time and I invite you all to check out our conversation here.
For all the info on David, his tour and his history CLICK HERE for the David Gans website.
Last week ended in a rockin’ fashion for me. On Friday night, I kicked back with the large crowd of happy concert goers and watched SIRSY take the Main Pub in Manchester Connecticut by a dynamic duo storm. I honestly feel that this is what they would do at a festival, an intimate gathering or even just a small birthday party. Melanie is as pleasant off stage as she is on, she will electrify, energize and make all your parts move with a, errrrrrrrr certain tingle. Rich is on guitar, bass sounds and a little bass/snare with his feet. He is steady flowing man, taking the sounds into medleys and bouncing it off and back into original tracks that really pump!!! Melanie, standing up (oh yeah) wails on the drum kit like it cheated on her, makes magic happen with each beat…also plays the flute, sings and takes the crowd into her hands and molds them into rock -n- roll Sirsy soldiers, poised to take on the night together. Thanks to Keith at the Main Pub in Manchester for getting this band to the thirsty earholes of the people in this area. Folks, you should be talking your local club owners into bringing this act to a place near you….NOW!!
MisterG recommendation: **GO SEE SIRSY AS SOON AND OFTEN AS POSSIBLE**
Former Giants closer Rod Beck, whose spirit flowed as freely as his long, dirty blond hair, and who intimidated hitters with a Fu Manchu mustache and an even more menacing split-finger fastball, was found dead in his Phoenix home Saturday. He was 38. Beck saved 286 games over 13 major-league seasons, including 199 for the Giants from 1991-97. That stood as the franchise record until Robb Nen broke it in 2002. Moments after Nen earned the milestone save, Beck phoned the Giants media-relations department to make sure they relayed a message of congratulations. With a beer belly and the Fu Manchu, Beck had the look of an old-time ballplayer and the fortitude to be a closer, although he did not possess the brute force of a Goose Gossage. His fastball rarely hit 90 mph during his most successful years, but his splitter was unhittable. He stood on the mound, staring at the batter, bent at the waist with his right arm dangling before he delivered the ball. Beck looked like a gunslinger, which made his nickname of “Shooter” so appropriate. “When I was playing for the Indians and we would go to Milwaukee, when they brought in a reliever, they’d be brought in on a Harley-Davidson,” Giants broadcaster Duane Kuiper said. “I always thought Rod would be the perfect guy to ride in on a Harley every time he came in, because that’s how he looked and that’s how he pitched. Rod Beck is someone I will always keep with me as I many times mimicked that intimidating arm swing and wind up while playing some backyard wiffleball. My thoughts to his family.
Sometimes there are events that make you just, have an EDGE..plain and simple. That has recently taken place and for NOW, I am sworn to take the high road and be the bigger person. Most of me feels that in this case that is HOGWASH. Hogwash is a pretty funny term. So for now, I keep my cool….hooray for self-discipline. (How long do you think this approach will last?)
It’s a matter of respect and those in situations to show some forgetting to prioritize and make sure the right things are taken care of to show a deserving person, SOME RESPECT. There is no way to get a second chance to honor someone at the proper time, those moments come and go and cannot be retrieved, recycled and certainly NOT re-invented. SHAME ON YOU. But anyways, there was a show:
I Wish you Would- John Hammond
I Can Tell- John Hammond
Shake for Me- John Hammond
Season of the Witch- Bloomfield/Kooper/Stills
the Things that I Used to do- G. Love & Special Sauce
Shooting Hoops- G. Love & Special Sauce
She’s a Healer- Neil Young
Country Death Song- Violent Femmes
Pistol Disco Medley-the Sex Pistols Take my Hand- Jennifer Gentle
Supergirl’s Complaint- Bourbon Princess
——————————————————————- Rumdrum- Tomas Einarsson O’ Congo- Babaloo Towering Inferno- th Green Arrows No Delay (Bullitt)- the Green Arrows Moose- Toubab Krewe (live)
Loose Lucy- Grateful Dead
——————————————————————– ***MOUSTAPHA MOWING REPORT & WEATHER***
——————————————————————– Helipad- Andy Timmons
***CONVERSATION WITH ANDY TIMMONS*** Redemption- Andy Timmons
R-n-R Hootchie Coo- Danger Danger (live)
By July- Sirsy (uncovered)
——————————————————————– Life of the Mind- Club d’Elf (live) Miami Blues- Akashic Record Gig Shirt- Doug Johns
the good, the bad, the ugly- The Dillingers
Magnificent Seven- the Dillingers Messin’ Around- the Ramblers Rough & Ready- the Ramblers
Stoyane (male-le)- Transglobal Underground
Porch Swing- Bourbon Princess Devils Dream- Peter Prince
Life by the Drop- Stevie Ray Vaughn Voodoo Woman- Nicole Hart & NRG (live)
Woman Stay- the Jamie McLean Band Action Packed- Green Light
———————————————————————– Mitote- Mitote Band
As guitarist for pop-metal band Danger Danger, Andy Timmons toured the world opening for Kiss and Alice Cooper, sold over a million records worldwide, and had two #1 videos on MTV, plus amassing a discography that includes 7 solo releases that range from blazing guitar instrumentals, to blues, and even a Beatles/Elvis Costello-inspired collection of pop tunes. As a session player, he’s been highly featured on CDs by drumming legend Simon Phillips, a live CD with Olivia Newton-John (Andy has been her music director/guitarist for several U.S. tours), two internationally acclaimed CDs by Kip Winger, recording sessions for Paula Abdul, Paul Stanley, and countless radio and television jingles. He has also played alongside many of his heroes such as Steve Vai and Joe Satriani (as a regular guest on their G3 tours in Dallas), Eric Johnson, Steve Morse, Mike Stern, Ace Frehley, Ted Nugent, and Pierre Bensusan, as well as some of his fave ’60’s singing stars such as the Beach Boys, Lesley Gore, and Gordon Waller…..But perhaps the best story is in his work with BARNEY. SAY WHAT????
ahhh a hump day…well you all know what to do. I think I put together a set that allows many juices to flow……super sweetened with that greenarrowradio lust….ENJOY.
Whole Lotta Love- Perry Farrell Riddles- Joan Jett & the Blackhearts Dumpsta-Funk Jam- DumpstaFunk
Mountain to Climb- Floyd Miles/Gregg Allman
Not Like I’ve Been Hurt by you- F. Miles/G. Allman
Long Shadow- Joe Strummer & the Mescaleros
Redemption Song- Joe Strummer & the Mescaleros
—————————————————————— Juju in those Strings(GEO-Remix)- Eccodek Wosoubour- Eccodek/Vieux Farka Toure Gimme Shelter- Angelique Kidjo w/Joss Stone Salala- Angelique Kidjo w/Peter Gabriel
Crystal Blue Persuasion- Concrete Blonde
Have a Lucky Day- Morphine
All Wrong- Morphine
Take Some Time- the Pietasters
Spiderview- the Pietasters Ninja of Love- Keller Williams/Michael Franti Passing Eternal Time w/Adventures- Deejay Om The Arrival- Deejay Om
White Fang- Bill Frisell ***Conversation with Mr. Bill Frisell***
Tony- Bill Frisell
——————————————————————— Dos Caminos- Omar Sosa (live) Rumdrum- Tomas Einarsson Fayetteville- DBR w/DJ Scientific Kodo (Hishou)- Yoshida Brothers Panorama- Yoshida Brothers
Red Sun- Anoushka Shankar
No One to Run with- the Allman Brothers
Woman Stay- the Jamie McLean Band Coffee- Papa Mali Pray- the Book of Knots w/Tom Waits
Gongzilla’s Dilemma- Gongzilla
What a Story- Liquid Soul Love will Sanctify the Devils Stomping Ground- Green Light (live)
—————————————————————————– When the Saints go Marching- Mimi Fox Freight Train- Pedro Arevalo (unreleased)
***Conversation with Buddy Wakefield***
the most Dangerous Woman- Utah Phillips/Ani DiFranco
Why Come- Utah Phillips/Ani DiFranco
Unless you are Free- Utah Phillips/Ani DiFranco
some of us have different idea of what to do on hump day?!
Buddy Wakefield is the two-time Individual World Poetry Slam Champion featured on NPR, the BBC, HBOâ€™s Def Poetry Jam, and most recently a moment with MisterG & greenarrowradio. In 2004 he won the Individual World Poetry Slam Finals thanks to the support of anthropologist and producer Norman Lear then successfully defended that title at the International Poetry Festival in Rotterdam, Netherlands against the national champions of seven European countries with works translated into Dutch. n the spring of 2001 Buddy left his position as the executive assistant at a biomedical firm in Gig Harbor, WA, sold or gave away everything he owned, moved to the small town of Honda Civic and set out to live for a living, touring North American poetry venues through 2003. He still tours full time while co-managing The Bullhorn Collective (a talent agency founded by Wakefield, made up of 30+ of the most accomplished performance poets alive), and considers his recent tours with Ani DiFranco the highlight of his career thus far.
Buddy is known for delivering raw, rounded, high vibration performances of humor and heart.
Let the Music get down in your Soul- Marc Broussard Yes We Can Can- Marc Broussard Human Cannonball- Webb Wilder (live) Tailspin- Moe. The Shadow Government- They Might be Giants Feign Amnesia- They Might be Giants
———————————————————————- Satellite Suite- Mark Marshall Ganja- Michael Jost & the Dragonfly Project
Pet-Sirsy ***Conversation with Melanie of Sirsy***
Soul Sucker- Sirsy
———————————————————————— Fallujah Dub- Guvna Life of the Mind- Club d’Elf Call of the Wily- Greg Tate’s Garage Band
———————————————————————— Spoon- Cibo Matto Asa Branca- Forro in the Dark w/David Byrne Wandering Swallow- Forro in the Dark w/Bebel Gilberto
***Conversation with Mauro Refosco of Forro in the Dark*** Paraiba-Forro in the Dark w/Miho Hatori Oi Le Le La-Forro in the Dark
———————————————————————- Tourist Trap- Brazilian Girls Crabbuckit- K-OS Game Face- Skeebo Knight
Innocence Lost- Jamie McLean Band these boots are made for walking- faster pussycat
Forro in the Darkis not quite that type of traditional forro band, instead they are bringing an updated style of the music to the hipsters and club-goers of NYC, but the sweaty, excitable vibe is still undeniable.
Supplementing the traditional instrumentation with electric guitars, an array of flutes, modern percussion and other contemporary instruments, along with the help of David Byrne, Bebel Gilberto and Miho Hatori, Forro in the Dark capture the immediate, pleasure-craving core of forro for modern audiences to relieve their stress on the dance floor just like the Brazilian workers of the early 1900s. I reached out to Mauro like so many people do these days and was received openly and before I knew it I was spinning my own copy of bonfires of sao joao, Forro’s latest release. Like the album, Mauro was a delight to speak with and we entertained each others opinions and ideas and really openly talk about this album, the people behind it and hopefully shared an organically cosmic moment via the phone waves. I invite you to listen to our conversation here.
Looking around the room for that big sound that appears to be coming from that two piece on stage….look no further, it is them. This super-duo is called Sirsy. Fronted by the charismatic Melanie Krahmer who has a stunning voice capable of a lion’s roar & a sultry good morning whisper, with the lungs of a young swimmer & the grrrr-owl of a sixty something blues singer. She “plays Ian Anderson-esque flute solos and can bang those drums while doing so, all while standing up! Sharing the stage is cowriter, Rich Libutti, a dynamo on BOTH bass & guitar who even plays a snare with his feet (during Melanie’s flute solos) so the drums
donâ€™t stop! WHAT??? I had the pleasure of talking with Melanie about the band, the live show and well having some laughs along the way. Sirsy is a fine addition to the friends of greenarrowradio. You can check them out at the Main Pub in Manchester CT on June 22nd. See you there.
Over the years, Bill Frisell has contributed to the work of such collaborators as Paul Motian, John Zorn, Elvis Costello, Ginger Baker, The Los Angeles Philharmonic, Suzanne Vega, Loudon Wainwright III, Vic Chesnutt, Rickie, Lee Jones, Ron Sexsmith, Vinicius Cantuaria, Marc Johnson (in “Bass Desires”), Ronald Shannon Jackson and Melvin Gibbs (in “Power Tools”), Marianne Faithful, John Scofield, Jan Garbarek, Lyle Mays, Vernon Reid, Paul Bley, Wayne Horvitz, Rinde Eckert, The Frankfurt Ballet, film director Gus Van Sant, David Sanborn, David Sylvian, Petra Haden and numerous others, including Bono, Brian Eno, Jon Hassell and Daniel Lanois on the soundtrack for Wim Wendersâ€™ film Million Dollar Hotel. Certainly this work has established him as one of the most sought-after guitar voices in music. The breadth of such performing and recording opportunities is a testament not only to his singular guitar conception, but his musical versatility as well. This, however, is old news by now. In recent years, it is his role as a composer and band leader which has generated increasing notoriety. For over ten years, Bill Frisell has quietly been the most brilliant and unique voice to come along in jazz guitar since Wes Montgomery. I happen to find the diverse nature of Mr. Frisell’s bodies of work to be just as touching and timeless as individual colors that a painter chooses to reflect their thought.
Somehow todays show managed to really take the direction unknown to the extreme, but that is what it’s all about sometimes..pushing it just a little bit…..RIGHT?!
Who Cares What the Question is?- A Band of Bees Love is in the Harbour- A Band of Bees Hey Grandma- Moby Grape Mr. Blues- Moby Grape
DMV- the Goldstars
It’s all About you, the Goldstars War Pigs- Cake w/Steven Drozd (live)
——————————————————————- Old Man- Johnny Trama
Little White Lines- Shooter Jennings
Home is Where you get Across-Wasserman/Claypool/Whitley Only Love Lets Celebrate- P. Farrell’s Satellite Party
No Alternative- Saritah
Sometimes- Michael Franti & Spearhead
——————————————————————– Instant Karma- Robi Zonca & his Band Cantina Sensee- Tommy Emmanuel The Mystery- Tommy Emmanuel ***Conversation with Tommy Emmanuel***
Pegao- Tommy Emmanuel (live)
She’s a Woman- Mimi Fox
One More Day, King Johnson Guys & Dolls & Bagels- Metropolitan Klezmer (live)
Come on Get Happy- Partridge Family
———————————————————————- Heart in Races- Architecture in Helsinki (Dr. Dog) My Soundstation- Teeko Dosa Hut Chase- No Luck Club
Let Down- Easy Star All Stars w/ Toots & Maytals Guvna Dub- Guvna Fallujah Dub- Guvna Carried Away- Bassnectar ***Conversation with Bassnectar*** Alkhier Illa Doffor- Cheb i Sabbah (Bassnectar remix)
——————————————————————— This Room- Fat Freddys Drop Sultan Song- Rob Wasserman
the 5th Recruit Deserted- Radim Zenkl
Welcome to the Moon- Radim Zenkl ***Conversation with Ken Hays***
James Bond Theme- Remixed by Moby