Goodbye January…

Dear January—your weather blew.

Don’t Lie to Me- Elvin Bishop
Lollipop Blues- William Clarke
Wild Women don’t have the Blues- Saffire
Low on Cash- Eric Lindell
Ring Tone- Beyondo
September- Celia Baron
Good People- Javon Jackson
Tired of Fighting- Menahan Street Band
Dirty Beat- Gert Wilden & Orchestra
Getting Blue- Gert Wilden & Orchestra
Deeper Shade of Blue- Urban Dance Squad
Dance to the Music-Sly & the Family Stone w/WILL I AM
Get up/Sex Machine- Q Burns Abstract Message
Spice Island- DJ Logic/Jason Miles
As 7 Tribos- Uakti
Don’t look Back- Steve Reid Ensemble
Manguissa Man- Kristo Numpuby
Vision-Mo’ Kalamity & the Wizards
Mandala-Thievery Corporation w/Anoushka Shankar
Life of the Mind- Club D’Elf (live)
Click Clack/Ice Cream for Crow-Fast-N-Bulbous
Ek Balaam- David Fiuezynski
Love will Sanctify the Devils Stomping Ground-Green Light(live)
Dopplerganger’s Requiem- Gutbucket
Cure for Pain- Morphine
Mr Tanaka- the Brand New Heavies
Soul Strut- the Apostles
Mini- Corduroy
Into You- Eymarel

Gettin’ it Together get together

We’re having a party…well, a get together for the celebration of the birth of the Mrs of the G. So to prime up…a little music if I please….

I’m the Face- the High Numbers
Sunshine of your Love- Ginger Baker
Call me Lightning- the Who
Crazy Legs-Jeff Beck & the Big Town Playboys
How much can i do- Los Lobos (live)
Everything I do Gonna be Funky- Michael Doucet
Friends- Marco Benevento
Honey Burger’s Grill-Skeebo Knight feat Chuck Leavell
Little Walter Rides Again- MSMW
Live Wire- the Meters
Ain’t it Funky now- James Brown (live)
San Francisco Bound- Pimps of Joytime
Bossatron- Exaltron
Bittersweet- Galactic
Sugus Nectar- Razl
Brotherhood- Carlos Santana
Back in the Dayz-Big Brutha Soul & Brothers of Invention (live)
Keep on Looking-Sharon Jones & Dap Kings (Kenny Dope Mix)
Golddigger- Supreme Beings of Leisure
Keep Pushin’- Nikka Costa
Losing Myself- the Brazilian Girls
Cha Cha Cha- Mo Horizons
Hit the Road Jack- mo Horizons
Exfiled- Ron Levy’s Wild Kingdom
Never had nobody like You- M Ward
San Francisco- Brett Dennen
Cosmic Funk- Souleye & Sleepyhead
Ill Vacation- the Mighty underdogs
Velveteen Sequence- Souleye & Sleepyhead

Disco Biscuits total jam-a-thon

The night was already a success being the Mrs of the G’s day of birth celebration at a nice eatery and then some time at the Majestic Theater getting into the jams. Future Rock opened up with their amazing light show and a creation of sounds new to the electronic late night scene. Skillfully manipulating live loops, synthesizers, filters and an electronic drum kit, the trio succeeds in creating a larger-than-life sound that sends crowds into frenzies, which is a common outcome here in Madtown. When the Disco Biscuits brought their fusion of trance and jam rock out on the stage I found myself engulfed in the easiness of the transitions and the successful capturing of an audiences ears and more with their explosive livetronica. With a new album to be coming out soon, the Biscuits are certainly poised to defend the cool scene for which I believe they helped pioneer. For more about what’s going on with Camp Bisco….head over here.


Silent Journey & Discovery

We are now broadcasting from our new studio (more on that later) and I was the 1st jock to get to broadcast will a sweet sounding uncompressed FM signal that I am certainly thankful to the engineers who made it all happen shortly before I went on air. Here is what I managed to only mess up a couple times early on with:

Tried & Tempted- the Wood Brothers
Finest Flower- King Johnson (live)
Chocolate on my Tongue- the Wood Brothers
Mountain to Climb- Floyd Miles & Gregg Allman
Atlas- the Wood Brothers
Train’s a Coming- JD & the Straight Shot w/Robert Randolph
Who’s Making Love-Chris Daniels & the Kings
Soul Mine- Chris Daniels & the Kings

It’s a Man’s World-Carmen Quinon es W/Mecury Rev
Superman Lover- Johnny GUITAR Watson
In the Middle- James Taylor Quartet
HooDoo Thing- Brian Stoltz (live)
Stuff like that- Nils Landgren Funk Unit
Gettin Funky- DumpstaPhunk (live)
Get Down- Trombone Shorty & Orleans Ave
Suite Azari- Trombone Shorty & Orleans Ave
Cosmic City-Michael Ray 7 the Cosmic Krewe
Neon Cosmos-Michael Ray & the Cosmic Krewe
Just a Closer Walk- Revolutionary Snake Ensemble
Slots- Revolutionary Snake Ensemble

Pocket Fulla Nasty- Doug Johns
Spinning- Luke Vajsar

The Inner Party- Bobby Previte
Hamps Hump- Galactic
How Fine is that- Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe
If it Don’t Fit…-Melvin Sparks w/Nikki Armstrong
Makes you Extatic- Tao of Groove
Love is Rare- Morcheeba
a Well Deserved Break- morcheeba
This Room- Fat Freddys Drop
Don’t look Back- Peter Tosh & mick Jagger
People in High Places-Burning Spear with Bernie Worrel & Bootsy Collins
Fearless- Marco Benevento trio (live)
Dusty McNugget- Brad Mehldau
Jungle Fever- Stevie Wonder
Orient Funk- Arabian Funkatarium 2/4 mix
Turntables on the Bayou- No Luck Club
Dosa Hut Chase- No Luck Club
Namaste- the Beastie Boys
Stomp- Bassnectar with Seasunz

Sitar concerto #3 live

Tickets are on sale for the world premier concerts of Ravi Shankar’s “Sitar Concerto #3 for Anoushka and Orchestra. Anoushka will be performing with the fabulous Orpheus orchestra, famous for performing without a conductor! .

The mini-tour kicks off in Chicago with shows at:

25th January: Chicago, IL
29th January: Easton, PA
30th January: South Orange, NJ
31st January: Carnegie Hall, New York, NY

(details about each show are up on Anoushka’s myspace page)

Don’t miss this unusual concert!

Anoushka Shankar 2001.jpg

Back on somewhat

Well, after many years of decent service…the old computer box is going to be laid to rest after getting sorting through for all the essentials. Got a set-up going that is in “just for now” mode but all should be restored to where it once was right around the corner. Working on setting up a few interviews but with the frigid temperatures outside–I have been in little rush to make my way downtown. Coming up next week will be the Disco Biscuits, which should make the air moist with a certain warmth.


for Michael’s Gram-Ma

Euphoria- Leftover Salmon
Johnny Cash- Ry Cooder
Spayed Cooley- Ry Cooder
End Song- Buzzy Linhart
Come to me- Jack Bruce & Robin Trower
Duct Tape- Darrin James Band
Lost the Best Woman- Johnny Trama
Mahalo- Honeytribe
Don’t that Bring you Back- Diane Durrett
Blue Eyed Soul- Diane Durrett
Clean up Woman- Nikki Armstrong (live)
few & far between- Shannon Curfman
Everything is Broken- Bob Dylan (alt version)
High Water- Bob Dylan (live 2003)

Baby its You- Smith
Jeepster- T Rex
Its So Easy- Wily DeVille
Take the Fifth- Brian Setzer Orchestra
Spoon- Cibo Matto
Lint of Love- Cibo Matto
Riddles- Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
Hats Off- Primus
Restin’ Bones- Primus
Belly Up- Brothers of Baladi
Peace Love & Happiness- G Love & Special Sauce
What we Need- G Love & Special Sauce

Celebrate your Youth- Keller Williams
Cadillac- Keller Williams & Bob Weir
Ninja of Love- Keller Williams & Michael Franti
E Ticket Ride- mike Watt
Pretty Heavy Balance- FreeKBaSS
Dream Boss- Secretary feat Big Boss
Twilight Time Zone- the Microscopic Septet
Full Nelson- Miles Davis (live)
Ooh- Marcus Miller with Lalah Hathaway
What is Hip- Marcus Miller
Head Hunters- Skeebo Knight
This Land is Your Land-Walter WOLFMAN Washington & the Roadmasters
How Long do I have to wait for you- Sharon Jones & the DapKings (Ticklah mix)
Come on in the Dreams are FINE-Deee Lite
What’s Wrong with me- Skye (US Version)
Red White and Mali- Eccodek
Bred Attay- Kabash Rockers with Bill Laswell
Nago Nago- Nation Beat
Descargate- Gino Castillo
Leaving Virginia- Caveman
Recovering the Time Capsule- Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey
Gimme Some Lovin’- Marco Benevento (live)
Camel Bend- EOTO
Bass Beat box- Club d’Elf
Sinister Minister- Dorado
Reeboks in Heaven- Fujiya & Miyagi
So Sad- the Mighty Underdogs with Julien & Damian Marley
Ill Vacation- the Mighty Underdogs feat Lyrics Born
Classic ISH- DoodleBUG with D O R
Revenge of the Black Widow- the Voodoo Organist
Bouncin’ Back- the Robert Cray Band
Things- Tommy Talton
Clear Blue Flame- Delta Moon
Gonna Send you Back to Georgia-Moreland & Arbuckle
Tell me Why- Moreland & Arbuckle
Underground- Chris Whitley & Jeff Lang
Lives of Clay- Robin Trower & Jack Bruce
Dead Shrimp Blues-Peter Green with Nigel Watson Splinter Group
Good Morning Little Schoolgirl- Hot Tuna with Bob Weir (live)

Lunch with Lillian

Had a friend in studio, 6 year old Lillian brought some lunch and a fresh radio voice to the show. We spoke about her recent flying experience and her time in Greece. Plenty of music was shared also…..

Get off it- Leftover Salmon/Cracker
Whole Nutha Thang- Keb Mo
People can be just Plain Wrong- Deanna Bogart Band
Mean Ol Wind Died Down- North Missi. All Stars
He Called my Name-Scrapomatic with Derek Trucks
Drink House- Scrapomatic
One more Day- the Wood Brothers (live)
Suits me Fine- King Johnson (live)
Go Je Je- Antibalas
Awa L’ Akoya- Akoya Afrobeat
Get Up- Kaleta & Zozo Afrobeat
Stepping-Babatunde Olatunji/Sikiru Adepoju/Muruga
Triangles- Inti Illimani
O’ Congo- Babaloo
Rompe Cocorioco-Juan Pablo Torres y Algo Nuevo
Ultra Funk- Los Amigos Invisibles (live)
Papa was a Rolling Stone- Los Lobos (live)
Night Train Express- the Microscopic Septet
Lobster Leaps In- the Microscopic Septet
Revolution Avenue- Mad Juana
Everything I do Gonna be Funky-Michael Doucet
House Party- Nils Landgren
I Need it- Johnny GUITAR Watson
Gangster of Love- Johhny GUITAR Watson
You can Make it if you Try-the Clinton Administration
1st Street- Soulive
From here to Where- BLKTOP Project
Toe Jam- the Brighton Port Authority with David Byrne
Funk n Bop- Mutiny
Freak to Freak- the Sweat Band
Grits- SMV
the Edge- David McCullum
Head to Toe- Eddie Floyd
One of those Days-Steve Cropper/Felix Cavaliere
I Want you Just Cause…- EG Kight
You’re Taking up Another Man’s Place-Etta James
Minsatole mi Day Thome-Orch Polyrhythm de Cotonou
Love’s a Real Thing- Super Eagles
Keleya- Mousse Doumbia
Cabasa- Maneo
Bola Dadda Gumuz- Abiyou Solomon
The Road you Choose- Branford Marsalis & Lina Hopkins
Make a Better World- James Booker
That Old Black Magic- Dr John
White Wedding-Revolutionary Snake Ensemble
Jaybird- Basement Boys
9/4 the Ladies- Balkan Beat Box
Vibin’ & Bala in’- Man de ng
Mobius Trip- Imaginary Homeland
El Faquir- Steve Khan
Godzilla- Diego Garcia
Dana’s Lick- Ripplegroove
Flipping Time- Julien Kasper
What’s Going on- Dirty Dozen Brass w/Chuck D
Under the Table- Sonicbloom
Infinity- Ill Chemistry
**Conversation with Desdamona**
Orange & Blue- Desdamona
Lovelife- the Mighty Underdogs feat. LadBUG Mecca
Spirit Made Flesh-Dub Gabriel feat. Karen Gibson Roc
Taj Mahal- Da Cruz
Give Peace a Chance- Ono (DJ Dan remix)

Top albums of 2008

Man o man…I think this is a fair representation of what this years top albums look like. I apologize to those left out and/or forgotten but when you mix sounds of several varieties–these lists make for quite the challenge. Either way, I hope you find some surprises here and maybe even a new artist or two to check out…if you like any of these sounds, come on over and check out the show.

60. Razed- EOTO
59. Down in New Orleans. the Blind Boys of Alabama
58. Desert Crossroads- Etran Finatawa
57. In Search of my Roots- Abiyou Solomon
56. Angels & Curves- Leroy Powell
55. Jah is Real- Burning Spear
54. Someone Else’s Shoes- Tommy Talton
53. 1861- Moreland & Arbuckle
52. Music for Dorothy- Topaz & Mudphonic
a tie@51. Raindrops-Duane Andrews & Quiet Strength-Russel Blake
50. It’s Hot in Here- EG Kight
49. Hi FI Stereo- Reverand Organdrum
48. Saxless- Celia Baron
47. Radiolarians 1- MMW
46. Deidem- Taj Weekes & Adowa
45. The Prelude EP- the Mighty Underdogs
44. We can get Together- Sean Costello
43. Legends of the Preacher- Nation Beat
42. Forked Tongue-Revolutionary Snake Ensemble
41. Skin Deep- Buddy Guy
40. Sesame Street Playground
39. Maestro- Taj Mahal
38. Pebble to a Pearl- Nikka COsta
37. Music for People- Blvd
36. Country of Guns- Kaleta & Zozo Afrobeat
35. En Paz- Eljuri
34. 11i- Supreme Beings of Leisure
33. Palmystery- Victor Wooten
32. Pocket Fulla Nasty- Doug Johns
31. Anarchy & Alchemy- Dub Gabriel
30. Carribean Soul & Calypso- Calypsoul
29. Kabash Rockers w/ Bill Laswell
28. Scratch Came Scratch Saw Scratch Conquered-Scratch Perry
27. Devotion- Cheb i Sabbah
26. Superhero Brother- G Love & Special Sauce
25. Jump for George- Imaginary Homeland
24. Nassira- Grant Calvin Weston
23. Center Stage- Tommy Emmanuel
22. Lobster Leaps In- the Microscopic Septet
21. Dark Shade of Blue- Xavier Rudd
20. Funky Kidz
19. BAck to the Cat- Barry Adamson
18. Never Never Love- Pop Levi
17. Shivaboom- Eccodek
16. In the Skyscraper- Secretary feat. Big Boss
15. MOODOO- Porter/Batiste/Stoltz
a TIE @14. Freedom- Sol & Thunder- SMV
a TIE @13. CinemaSonics- Doug Wimbish & Sex Sells-Rithma
12. Make the Road by Walking- Menahan Street Band
11. Takin’ you Back to the Magic Suite-Dayton Flic
10.Bruja on the Corner- Mad Juana
9. Orange Blossoms- JJ Grey & Mofro
8. Soul Summit- live at the Berks Jazz Fest
7. Funk Fixes & Remixes- the Pimps of Joyime
6. Terrorvision- Mister Rourke
5. All One Tribe- Skeebo Knight
4. Sidewalk Caesars- Scrapomatic
3. Rotonova- Razl
2. Global Noize- DJ Logic/Jason Miles
1. Marcus- Marcus Miller