Some SOUNDS to Soak in

and it goes a little somethin’ like this:

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


Enjoy Desdamona’s THE SOURCE.

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.



on the side of the road w/David Gans.

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.


Seriously Sirsy

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!!



Rod Beck…Saved many days.

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.


Looking for my EDGE…

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
Helipad- 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

Andy Timmons–

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????

Listen here for some great music talk and shared laughter.


and comin’ round the mountain…….
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Hump Day Pill Box

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: listens by talking

Buddy Wakefield is the two-time Individual World Poetry Slam Champion featured on NPR, the BBC, HBO’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.

I invite you to listen here as Buddy & I share words.


Freak-Form Monday w/Greenarrowradio

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
***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

a lightbulb from WHUS’ studio A today.

Burnt Sugar-Streams of Sound Painting

BURNT SUGAR is a territory band, a neo-tribal thang, a community hang, a society music guild aspiring to the condition of all that is molten, glacial, racial, spacial, oceanic, mythic, antiphonal and telepathic. BURNT SUGAR, THE ARKESTRA CHAMBER is the creation of writer/guitarist/producer GregTate. Employing Conduction, an interpretative system for improvisers developed by Lawrence“ Butch” Morris, Tate guides the band through improvisations on each of its song forms. As a result, each performance is an original mutation in tune with the collective personality of the audience as well as the individual character and talents of the players. In addition to founding and conducting Burnt Sugar, Greg Tate is writer whos work has appeared in publications including The Village Voice, The NewYork Times, Rolling Stone, and Vibe and is the author of the books; Flyboy In The Buttermilk (Simon and Shuster), Everything But The Burden: What White People Are Taking From Black Culture (Broadway/Random House) and Midnight Lightning: Jimi Hendrix and the Black Experience (Acapella). Burnt Sugar performs regularly at the usual hotbed venues in New York, including; Joe’s Pub, Tonic, Symphony Space, The Blue Note, Makor, The Knitting Factory, Galapagos, CBGBs, BAM Café, Aaron Davis Hall, Lotus and The Cutting Room. On July 21st here in Hartford CT at REAL ART WAYS, Greg will bring this electric eclectic groove arkestra into our neighborhood for open minds, dancing souls and thirsty earholes can collaborate in a good listen.


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Mauro Refosco of Forro in the Dark

Forro in the Dark is 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.


a 2 piece named Sirsy…let’s discuss.

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
don’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.

Listen to our talk about Sirsy here.

Bill Frisell takes a moment with MisterG

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 Wenders’ 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.

Take a moment to listen to Mr. Frisell with MisterG here.frisell.jpg

This was out there even for me.

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)
Angelo- Inti-Illimani
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


Gathering of the Vibes 2007 Bridgeport CT

From August 9th – August 12 at Seaside Park in Bridgeport Connecticut, the 12th annual Gathering of the Vibes will take form and fill your souls with good feelings. The list of bands for this years event is killer to say the least….just to name a few: Bob Weir & Ratdog, Mickey Hart Band, Mr. Buddy Guy, George Clinton & P Funk, Keller Williams, the Wailers, John Brown’s Body, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Dickey Betts & Great Southern and many more. I recently had the chance to talk with Ken Hays, the organizer and founder of this colorful sound scape of music and events. We learn how this event got started, some solid information about the Seaside Park area and Ken gives us a tasty nugget of unannounced news.

Listen to Ken and I gather our vibes here.


Tommy Emmanuel, more than the guitar.

The pleasure was all mine getting a moment to talk with Mr. Emmanuel. His work is that which I hear differently every time I get a taste. Tommy Emmanuel has a professional career that spans over four decades and continues to intersect with some of the finest musicians throughout the world. A household name in his native Australia, Tommy has garnered hundreds of thousands of loyal fans worldwide. Tommy’s unique style – “finger style” – is akin to playing guitar the way a pianist plays piano, using all ten fingers. But to me, this conversation reveals more than the love of songwriting and guitar playing, but a respect for the learning, teaching and the soul inside of style. If I am introducing you to someone new here, I hope you take more than a short moment to dive in, if you are one of the many who already are amazed by what you see and hear when Tommy Emmanuel plays, listen to our conversation here to perhaps see into ‘the mystery’.
I want to thank Tommy, his management and Kevin Richards at Favored Nations for helping me meet up with Tommy.