Burnt Sugar played an outdoor event at Real Art Ways and really put it together for an early evening of spiritual hip-ness, funk-a-fied jazz-a-delia that sounded like a new world being born. I enjoyed meeting up with Greg Tate and Moist Paula Henderson who gave me a brand new album of hers to SAX you up with. The vibe, the crowd and the sound was the architect erecting a new buliding on a planet of the undiscovered, a true DIRECTION UNKNOWN adventure in the mindspace. If you haven’t checked them out, you should.

19 members of the Arkestra on stage

Let us get LOGIC!

So I was just sitting there minding my own business….yeah right!!! We had a special guest phone in live on the program this week….DJ LOGIC. He was in town playing a nearby festival and greenarrowradio was the beneficiary of a moment of his free time. We make time to talk about several new projects including the John Popper Project feat. Logic, as well as the new work being accomplished with Kyle Hollindsworth of String Cheese and Speech from Arrested Development being called Soleside. We even get a moment to discuss the new Billie Holiday remix he had the honor of working on. So, like I said….I was just sitting there minding my mind, making thirsty ear holes fill up and Waaa-BAM!!…I was LOGIC-I-FIED…and now it’s your turn too.

Here the LOGIC right here.

thanks to Diane at DP public relations for all her work!

One more in Connecticut.

It has been one of the busiest weeks in my time with life. I wish I was able to post one post each day but alas, the realities of being a grown-up person sometimes get in the way..I mean take precedence.

But there was a busy show put together for you as the 2nd to last installment of greenarrowradio on the WHUS airwaves…..stay tuned, next week, July 28th will be a 5 hour show…a blowout to go out.

Here’s the way the 2nd to last one took shape.

Duct Tape- Darrin James Band
Had Enough of Me- Darrin James Band
*Convo with Suzi Craig on preserving a CT landmark*
Evil Clown Song- the Passive Aggressive
Happiness- AKACOD
Ungawa- Chow Nasty
Lazy Eyes- Chow Nasty
Bomb this World(Armageddon version)- Michael Franti/Spearhead
Stargaze- Xavier Rudd
Footprint- Xavier Rudd
Earth- Uakti
Fire- Uakti
Dancing Drums- Badmarsh & Shri
Chove Chuva- Ulisses Rocha
***On Air Conversation with DJ LOGIC***
Jumentous- Variable Unit
Leap of Faith- Sara Wasserman/DJ LOGIC/Alan Evans
19/20/21- King Johnson
Suits Me Fine- King Johnson
Jekyll Island Nights- Skeebo Knight
You met Your Match- Marc Broussard
Ultra funk- Los Amigos Invisibles (live WDET)
Papa was a Rolling Stone- Los Lobos (live WDET)
Thankful N’ Thoughtful- Sly & the Family Stone
Goonie Birds- Aja West
The Way We Lived- Wax Tailor feat Sharon Jones
13 D- Dan Hicks & the Acoustic Warriors
How Can I miss You- Dan Hicks & the Hot Licks
***Conversation with Mr. Dan Hicks***
That Ain’t Right- Dan Hicks & the Hot Licks
When I feel the sea Beneath my Soul- Taj Mahal
Follow the Drinking Gourd- Taj Mahal
Blind Spot- Delta Moon
Rebecca Rebecca- Mojo:Saint (live)
Every Hungry Woman- Allman Bros.(1970 Atlanta Pop Fest.)
Black Cadillac- NO Blues
Dogs of Santiago- Lipbone Redding
Towering inferno- the Green Arrows
Fallujah Dub- Guvna Dub
Stairway to Heaven- Doug Johns
Gig Shirt- Doug Johns
Beloved- Anoushka Shankar


Genius Hurts: Ask Dan Hicks.

Throughout his decades-long career, Mister Dan Hicks stood as one of contemporary music’s true eccentrics. While steeped in folk, his acoustic sound knew few musical boundaries, drawing on country, call-and-response vocals, jazz phrasing, and no small amount of humor to create a distinctive, albeit sporadic, body of work which earned him a devoted cult following. He attended college in San Francisco, where he switched to guitar and began playing folk music. He returned to the drums, however, when he joined the Charlatans, one of the Bay City’s first psychedelic bands. Although the Charlatans were short-lived — they issued only one single during their existence — they proved influential throughout the San Francisco musical community and were one of the first acts to play the legendary Family Dog. formed the acoustic group Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks in 1968 as an opener for the Charlatans, but soon the new band became his primary project. After adding a pair of female backing vocalists — “the Lickettes” — the group issued its debut LP, Original Recordings, in 1969. After a pair of 1971 records, Where’s the Money? and Striking It Rich, they issued 1973’s Last Train to Hicksville, which proved to be a very successful album for the Hot Licks. This is a re-visit conversation for Mr. Hicks and I as I welcome him into New England for a July 26th show in Fairfield, a July 28th show in Northampton, and on July 29th at the Barn in Brooklyn CT. We have a few laughs and there is some talk of new material and the potential arrival of a potential new album.

Check out my time shared with Mr. Dan Hicks herehickslicks.jpg.

A.K.A.C.O.D. get to know ’em here.

Monique Ortiz and I have been going back and forth trying to get a time together to discuss so many things. Finally, it all started to jive and we got a phoner in live on the show (7/14). The newest project A.K.A.C.O.D, is true mysterious wisdom put on top of some low, experimental and otherworldly sounds laced with Dana Colley on Saxophone(S), Larry Dersch on percussion, and Monique plays the fretless bass, the 2-string slide bass and takes care of the vocals that if allowed, takes you to places you only thought about. In this conversation we discuss the path followed leading up to the beginnings of A.K.A.C.O.D. and its development through the past workings/teachings of Mr. Mark Sandman, and other projects Monique has been involved in including Bourbon Princess.

Please join me in enjoying this music & check out my conversation with Monique Ortiz here.


Hip, Tuck & Roll–A caffeine bomb

An early morning fill in:

When You’re There- Miss Flame, Mischelle
Girl at War- Miss Flame
Dogg Starr- LadyBug Mecca
Sexual Alchemy- LadyBug Mecca
Infinity- Desdamona w/Ill Chemistry
Miss America- Desdamona
***Pacifica Radio Special—Women/Lesbians in Hip Hop***
Kill Your Employer- Busdriver
Sun Don’t Shine- Gift of Gab w/Lateef
Freedom Walk- Lifesavas w/Vernon Reid & Dead Prez
Intro- Prophet & Amp
First Time- Pyro & Q
Hollywood Divorce- OutKast w/Snoop & lil Wayne
Amorphous Form- Bassnectar
Back & Black- Robot Goes Here
Say When- Move Ment
New Values- Pale Moon Gang
Maria Bartiromo- Joey Ramone
Mindreader- Ten High
Take it Off- the Donnas
Girl U Have Magic in U- Outrageous Cherry
Bob (cousin O.)- Evil Stig
Last to Know- Evil Stig
Crimson & Clover- Evil Stig
No Strings Attached- Mattias IA Eklundh
Minor Swing- Mattias IA Eklundh
Helipad- Andy Timmons Band
Eagles- D.C. Slater
Nefertiti- Adrian Legg
Buried Alive- Ozzy & London Symphony Orch.
Shake your Foundation- A.C/D.C.
Battle of Faomo/Apple Pie-Southern Crush


It’s in the words–Desdamona

While she surrounds her lyrics most of the time with hip beats and soul enriched moments in the musical now, somehow I still get focused back on the words. Up to the top in rhyme and meaning, however you are looking at it, Desdamona has put herself on the map with her new release The Source. While there are so many exciting features about this album, Desdamona’s ability to tell a true story as seen through her eyes and relate it as an easily formed connection in open minded people, is a blessing. In this live conversation recorded on 07/14/07, we discuss the creation of this innovative album, her upcoming tour with collaborators, Sly & Robbie and we even discuss the possibilities of me doing a video as Elaine from Seinfeld dancing to the tune Infinity which features Ill Chemistry…..no kidding……

Check out our conversation HERE.


5 Hours just isn’t enough

Filing in for COWGIRL gave me 5 straight (sort of) hours of show. I had plenty of music left over when all was said and done. A few live conversations….that will be podcasted up shortly.

99 Year Blues- Hot Tuna (live)
San Francisco Blues- Hot Tuna (live)
My AK47- Hot Tuna (live)
Goodtime Baby- Gov. Davis & Blues Ambassadors (live)
Let the Good Times Roll- Taj Mahal/Ry Cooder
11th St. Overcrossing- Taj Mahal/Ry Cooder
Take a Giant Step- Ry Cooder/Taj Mahal
Love is the answer to World Peace- Lipbone Redding
Tuscaloosa Suntan- Lipbone Redding
Hush your Mouth- Bo Diddley
Who Do You Love- Bo Diddley
No one to Run with- the Allman Brothers
Get out of my Life- Jerry Garcia Band (live)
Amazing Journey/Sparks- the Who (live)
Changing Highways- Neil Young w/Crazy Horse
Coffee- Papa Mali
I’m Getting Over it- Papa Mali
Going Back to New Orleans- Dr. John
Happy Together- Sugar Minott
Satisfy my Soul- Winston Jarrett
Blowin’ in the Wind Dub- Don Carlos
Revelation/Exodus- Pato Banton (live)
***Conversation with Pato Banton***
Legalize It (acapella)- Pato Banton (live)
Last Girl on Earth- Supreme Beings of Leisure
Infinity- Desdamona w/Ill Chemistry
Orange & Blue- Desdamona
***Conversation with Desdamona***
The Source- Desdamona (sly&robbie remix)
It’s a Womans World- Zuco 103 feat. Lee SCRATCH Perry
Congo Mulence- Machito w/Cannonball Adderley
Rumdrum- Tomas Einarsson
Teknochek Collison- Slavic Soul Party
the Locks & Rocks Reel- Peatbog Faeries
the Invergarry Blues- Peatbog Faeries
Bibou- Daby Balde
Redemption Song- African Showboys
Courage- Vieux Farka Toure w/Issa Bamba
Wosoubour- Vieux Farka Toure (Eccodek Remix)
Chove chuva- Ulisses Rocha
Stargaze- Xavier Rudd
Footprints- Xavier Rudd
Message Stick- Xavier Rudd
Full Nelson- Miles Davis (live in Japan)
Hall of Mirrors- Bela Fleck & the Flecktones
Red Moon- Al DiMeola
Shannon’s Kitchen- Dave Fiuczynski & Headless Torso
The Chamber- Neil Schon
Ring of Fire- Moonlight Wranglers
Rainy Day Blues- Willie Nelson
When the Levee Breaks- Leftover Salmon (live)
Ol’ Cook Pot- the Duhks
Porchswing- Bourbon Princess
Supergirl’s Complaint- Bourbon Princess
***Conversation with Monique Ortiz***
Happiness-A.K.A.C.O.D. (unreleased single)
Pet- Sirsy
Lazy Eyes- Chow Nasty
Look-ka-py py- Slavic Soul Party
Batman’s Boogaloo- Bobby Valentin
How come U do me like U do me?- Gecko Turner
Summer Blue- Money Mark
No Woman, No Cry- Honeytribe (happy b-day GEORGE)





Time and options are running out for Internet Radio. The emergency stay sought on behalf of webcasters, millions of listeners and the artists and music they support has been denied.

UNLESS CONGRESS ACTS BY JULY 15th, the new ruinous royalty rates will go into effect on Sunday, threatening the future of all Internet radio.

This situation is grave, but that makes the message all the simpler and more serious.

CALL YOUR SENATORS AND REPRESENTATIVES RIGHT AWAY and urge them to support the Internet Equality Act. If they’ve already co-sponsored, thank them and ask them to fight to bring it to the floor for an immediate vote.

This is a BASEBALL moment.

So, I have given up the television for a few month now and due to that I miss many sport highlights I enjoy so much. In the middle of all the negativity surrounding professional sports, I find this. A moment that should be considered “No Big Deal, but oh, in this day and age it IS. I have called the Phillies to express my sincere appreciation for their players, coaches and their attitude towards helping out a fellow working man. (in an opposing teams ballpark) With all the money in the pockets of many ballplayers these days, I am not so sure I would expect to see this. I would want those men on my side in any situation, and Major League Baseball, with all of its bumps and bruises as of late should pay respects to this effort of selflessness. From last years Home Run Champ to the teams starting pitcher and all Phillies in between, I applaud and most of all, I want others to take a moment to notice this act, not as a baseball highlight but for the split-second putting themselves in potential harms way to help someone else….SOMEONE ELSE…


NICE ONE: Pato Banton

Positive Vibrations abound with a beat to keep you on your dancing feet, while Pato Baton delivers a message that is food for the mind and soul. Many have considered his charismatic performance as live theatre where no show is alike and the audience members become participants in the experience. Pato communicates with the crowd on a range of topics including current day events and spiritual freedom while keeping the vibes upbeat and fun! The direction of the concert is totally based on the feedback he receives from the audience as there is no fixed set list. Many have said that the positivity generated from the stage has changed their lives forever. I had the opportunity to welcome Pato to New England as he heads up this way. We have a chat about his latest release titled “Positive Vibrations” (Jan 07), also a couple of interesting bits about what is in store for the near future….new record/collaborations….when I called, he was just finishing the last 20 seconds or so of a brand new tune….and it wouldn’t be right not to ask the opinion of something current to our one world, one love.

Enjoy the conversation with Pato Banton here.


Latin Jazz from Putumayo

Full of energy and life, this sampling of Afro-Cuban selections awakens the Samba, Mambo and Salsa dancer within those listening. With Jazz stylings reminiscent of the early big bands of the 40’s when Afro-Cuban sounds where being explored and experienced on a global level. While many of the names are familiar in this compilation, from Tito Puente to Poncho Sanchez, it is the arrangement on the album that treats the senses to a cool breeze of style where you can feel the ladies’ dresses breeze by as they cha cha cha across the floor. Some how, with all the examples of fine Latin Jazz to choose from, Putumayo’s Latin Jazz is smooth and feels so good like a perfect Sunday afternoon and the chores don’t need to be thought about, just let loose.


Show Sacrifice for Science.

Ship of Fools->In Another World-David Gans
Money Changes Everything- Delta Moon
Freeway Soul- Tinsley Ellis
Footsteps->Turpentine- JJ Grey & Mofro
Yes We Can Can- Davis Cohen
Let it Rock- Davis Coen
the Invergarry Blues- Peatbog Faeries
Love will Sanctify the Devils Stomping Ground-Green Light
Fallin’ off the Floor- Stanton Moore
Salsaton del Guevin- Babaloo
Teknochek Collision- Slavic Soul Party
Get it On- Grinderman
Peppermint Leather- FreekBase
Passing Eternal Time w/Adventure- Deejay OM
The Arrival- Deejay OM
What’s the Altitude-Cut Chemist w/Hymnal
Beans for Breakfast- Blktop Project
Miles & Miles- Blktop Project
Turntables on the Bayou- No Luck Club
Dosa Hit Chase- No Luck Club
Frankie Lee- Mulehead
Ridin’ High- Dread Clampitt
Guys & Dolls & Bagels- Metropolitan Klezmer
Knockin’- Luminescent Orchesrtii
Smells Like Teen Spirit- Patti Smith
White Rabbit- Patti Smith
Orange & Blue- Desdamona
Sweet Life- Karen Gibson ROC
Redd Foxx- the Poogie Bell Band
the Mac- Cadillac Jones
Action Packed- Green Light


Some FUNk with your early evening?

Sister Twisted- Kinky
My Soundstation- DJ Teeko
No War for Oil- Sam Kininger
1021- Depth Quartet
Tune for Lou- Akashic Record
Sirens- Variable unit
Jumentous- Variable Unit
Perhapsody- Club d’Elf (live)
Life of the Mind- Club d’Elf (live)
Will Run- Raq
The Minx- the New Mastersounds
She’s a Bad Mama Jama- Melvin Sparks
Orange & Blue- Desdamona
Mas O Menos- the Budos Band
Adeniji- the Budos Band
Funky Stuff- Kool & the Gang
Too Hot to Stop- Bar-Kays
Funky Ass Beat/Still Funky-Chuck Love
Cosmic Melody- Mark Farina
ALI(Tapans Deep Blue Mix)- Midival Punditz
Sultan Song- Rob Wasserman (unreleased)
Guvna Dub- Guvna Dub
Fallujah Dub- Guvna Dub
This Town- Frank Sinatra
Burning Down the House- the Cardigans w/Tom Jones


A show for Sara McCormick

When you lose a friend at such a young age, you often wonder what they’d be doing in the NOW. I chose to play some songs my friend and I enjoyed together then and some tunes I think she would appreciate from the sounds of today. Anniversaries sometimes are old band-aides that are just falling off enough to remember the feelings of times past….sometimes it is remembered with smiles and sometimes tears.

Riddles- Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
Five- Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
New Agenda- MisLed
I Drink- Southern Crush
By July- Sirsy (uncovered)
War Pigs- Cake w/Steve Drozd
Louisiana Sky- John popper Project w/DJ Logic
Mas Y Mas- Los Lobos
Winter in the Summertime- Apollo Heights
Burst Generator- the Chemical Brothers
Sara- Fleetwood Mac (live)
Ball & Chain- Janis Joplin (live)
The Pusher- Nina Simone (live)
Pictures of Matchstick Men- OZZY/Type O Neg.
Jack Bauer- Dub Trio
I & I Survive- Bad Brains (live)
Day Tripper- Bad Brains
Wolverine- Honchie
Totally Awesome- Honchie
Star Spangled Banner- Jimi Hendrix
(Moustapha 4th Weather/Mowing Report)
Body in the Lake- Codetalkers w/Col. Bruce Hampton
Been Caught Stealing- Perry Farrell
Stay up Late- Talking Heads
Hades Lady- Pop Levi
Enter Sandman- Harptallica
Rotten Corpse- Frank Pahl


Chemical Brothers:We are the Night

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.

Send along your thought on this album to: greenarrowradio@hotmail.com


Shows not to miss.

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.


a new Desiree Bassett LIVE

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.