To the Sage in the park

This was a show with no map, or maybe the map got blown into my face as I drove down unfamiliar paths….but in a moment, each sound became friendly with its neighbor and the Sage in the park did its thing.

Idlewild Blue- Outkast
The Symphony- Marley Marl
Left Side of the Brain- Gift of Gab
Scorpio- Grandmaster Flash & Furious 5
Check the Rhyme- Tribe Called Quest
Classic-ish- Deviants of Reality
Arrival (Bassnectar Remix)- HDC/KRS ONE
Say When- Move.Ment
United Flow Champions- Mighty Underdogs w/cuts by DJ Shadow
Freedom Walk- Lifesavas feat. Dead Prez/Vernon Reid
Particle People- Particle w/Blackalicious
Khaki Suit- Damien Marley w/Bounty Killer/Eek a Mouse
Messin’ Around- the Ramblers
Feel- John Brown’s Body
No Peace for the Wicked- Corey Harris
Momma Taught me- the Uglistick
Sanctified- Mama’s Cookin’
City of Immigrants- Steve Earle w/Forro in the Dark
Mother Wanted you Home- Joel Zoss
Not in our Name- DJ Spooky/Saul Williams
Ripple- Sex Mob
Black Man Singing-DBR w/DJ Spooky/Peter Gordon
Tito’s Way- the Juan Maclean
Funky in the Middle-Nicodemus w/J.Rodriguez/Ticklah
Gary’s Song- Alice Smith
Life Shine- T.H. White
Choices- Bettye LaVette
John Henry- John Dee Holeman w/the Waifs band
Give Thanks to Chank-Col. Bruce Hampton
Body in the Lake- the Codetalkers
Lola Leave your Light on- Gov’t Mule
Pet- Sirsy (acoustic)
Do the Dirt- the Phantom Blues Band
Thrill- Galactic
Not Yet- Kyle Hollingsworth
They all Asked for you- the Meters
the Band played the Boogie- NW1
Uninvisible- MMW w/Antibalas horn Section
Soul Trader- Secret Society
Sugar Craft- MMW w/DJ Logic
El Fuengo de Lowell- PT 1- Ron Levy’s Wild Kingdom
Blues all Day long- Richard “Groove” Holmes
Steamed Water- Karl Denson
the Stalker part II- Ben Vaughn
Ball Joint- Suite Crude Review
Three O’ Clock- Money Mark
People Watchin’- Keller Williams
Dirty Laundry- Bitter:Sweet
7 Seconds- Youssou N’Dour/Neneh Cherry
Everything- Jehro
Come Let Go- Xavier Rudd
Ain’t that a Shame- John Lennon
Rising Sun- Marc Broussard w/Sam Bush


Guitars end the Stream Feed

Yeah another Thursday fill in show and today the internet stream was…um…changed…I mean, it was working and then it wasn’t….Whatever the case, the show went on and on it did….I featured guitarist of all.

Here is the way it went with or without a stream…

Ganja- Michael Jost & the Dragonfly Project
Detroit Rock City- Mattias IA Eklundh
Going to California- Jake Shimabukuro
Espititu-Paco Lucia/Al DiMeola/John McLaughlin
Elysium #5- Sir Richard Bishop
Twenty Fingers- Louie Zagoras
the Conversation- Reeves Gabrels
Confection- the Nels Cline Singers
Lullaby for Che-David Fiuczynski/Rufus Cappadocia
Joyful Noise- the Derek Trucks Band
Dirty- Bernie Worrell w/Warren Haynes
Swamped- Floratone
Funky Good Time- the Melvin Sparks Band
If it don’t fit..-Melvin Sparks w/Miss Nikki Armstrong
When this War is Over- JJ Cale/Eric Clapton
Excentrifugal for Z- Frank Zappa
Apostrophe- Frank Zappa
Whatcha See is Whatcha Get- the John Scofield Band
Space Rooster- Cosmic Farm
Mini Me- Tribal Tech
Sirens- Variable Unit
Spinning Wheel- Cameron Mizell
James Brown/Iron Man- Victor Wooten (live)
Writing on the Wall- Adrian Belew w/Les Claypool
Kiwi & the Apricot- Keller Williams w/Charlie Hunter
Thankful ‘N Thoughtful- Robert Randolph Family Band
Murder in the Name- Johnny Trama
That’s What Love Will Make you do- Jerry Garcia Band (live)
Django- John McLaughlin w/Jeff Beck
Helipad- Andy Timmons Band
More Fun in the Swamp- Adrian Legg
Sabre Dance- the Brian Setzer Orchestra
1983..A Merman I should Turn to be-Jimi Hendrix Experience*
Pretty Thing- Mr. Bo Diddley

*-That’s right all 13+ minutes of this epic track

Top 30ish of 2007

This is never easy. This year was no exception.

30. Lipbone Redding – Hop the Fence & Una – One
29. Corey Harris – Zion Crossroads
28. Eccodek – Voices have Eyes
27. Going Home – A Tribute to Fats Domino
26. Marco Benevento – Live at Tonic
25. Guvna Dub – the Guvna Dub Sessions
24. Geoff Achison & the Souldiggers – Souldiggin’ live
23. the Greyboy Allstars – What Happened to T.V.?
22. Secretary – the Secret Life of Secretary
21. Slavic Soul Party – Technochek Collision
20. Anoushka Shankar/Karsh Kale – Breathing Under Water
19. Galactic – From the Corner to the Block
18. Charlie Hunter Trio – Mistico
17. Cashman – Texassippi Stomp & Rough Guide to Latin Funk
16. Baby Elephant – Turn my Teeth Up!
15. the Yardbirds – Live at BB King Blues Club
14. JJ Grey’s Mofro – Country Ghetto
13. Tinariwen – Aman Iman
12. the Budos Band – II
11. Bernie Worrell – Improvisczario
10. Skeebo Knight – Jekyll Island Nights
09. Healing the Divide – Concert for Peace/Reconciliation
08. Putumayo presents – a New Groove
07. Cameron Mizell – Life is Loud
06. Sharon Jones & the Dapkings – 100 days 100 nights
05. Desdamona – the Source & Sirsy – Revolution
04. Karl Denson Trio – Lunar Orbit
03. Pop Levi – the Return to Form Black Magick Party
02. A.K.A.C.O.D. – Happiness
01. Club d’Elf – Perhapsody Live

as you can tell, there are a couple of ties and if I were to try and do this again, along with pulling out most of my hair…it could come up a whole lot different. Thanks to all the fine artists that put out excellent releases in 2007. Looking forward to listening and sharing a whole new lot in 2008.