They’re off

The first of three show sets….this one started out in uncharted territories and then the honking beGan to direct the next steps:

There is a Time (Le Temps)- Liza Minelli (live)
You’re so London- Julie Andrews/Carol Burnett (live)
Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps (Quizas Quizas Quizas)- Doris Day
Temporary- Heather McKenzie
No More Blues- Cassandra Wilson

Jackie Robinson Radio Call- Voice of Bob Wolfe (10/06/1956 Dodgers Vs. Yankees World Series Game 6)
Did you See Jackie Robinson hit that Ball- Natalie Cole
Express Crossing (Astride Iron Horse)- Wynton Marsalis
Queer Notions- N.Payton/O.Dara/C.Gayton/D.Byron/J.Davis/D.Murray/J.Carter/R.Malone/C.Chestnut/R.Carter/V. Lewis (live)
Goldfinger- Starlite Orchestra & Singers
My Sweet Lord (Demo)- George Harrison
Time after Time- Jake Shimabukuro
Gotta Know- JJ Grey & Mofro
Milk & Sugar- G Love & the Avett Brothers
From a Pebble Thrown- Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson
Upper Sixth Loan Shark- Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson
Power & Spirit- Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson
Eyeoneye- Andrew Bird

Jaula- Dangermuffin
Rattle that Cage- Dangermuffin
Dia’s Hoedown- Jake Clayton

Tough Mama- Jerry Garcia Band (live)
Yabis- Yawn
Automatic Animals- the Mechanical Owl
Pyramid Mirrors- Anywhere

ThrouGh the Branches

I want to thank Aaron Glaser of Yellow Dubmarine for being a riGht on time phone in guest on today’s proGram. We spoke of the upcoming show at The Majestic on 06/30 and how those in attendance will be treated to dub/roots versions of the Beatles number 1’s. We spoke of the realness of this tribute act…they know who they are and who they are not….and the talk lead us to sharing what each of us thinks makes for a really good live show. ThrouGh the branches we hEARd this:

Dynamite- Javelin
Mas Fuerte- Eljuri Ft. Sergio Acosta Leon
Que Carajo- Bebe

Little Queen- Vinx
Jijy- Rossy Ft. Jah Wobble/Arona N’diaye/Chuck Norman/Stephen Hague
Alkatou- the Toure Raichel Collective
Osali Mabe- Staff Benda Bilili

Envy no Good- Mercury Dance Band
Ako- Ba Sissoko
Attraction- Bibi Tanga & the Selenites
People are Working- Bibi Tanga & the Selenites

You were Wrong- Burning Spear Ft. Bootsy Collins/Bernie Worrell
Origin- Important
Melodica- the Archives
Walking in the Sand Dub- Hollie Cook
Come Together- Yellow Dubmarine

***On air Chat w/Aaron Glaser of Yellow Dubmarine***
Something- Yellow Dubmarine
Hold me Upsetter- the Orb Ft. Lee SCRATCH Perry

Mentality- SOJA
Sunday Morning- Samite Mulondo

Suco de Tangerina- the Beastie Boys
Freaky Hijiki- the Beastie Boys

BiGG G Smalls

and in the miDDle of the show, we found ourselves in the smalls of it alls…..

All Things Must Pass (Demo)- George Harrison
Polynation- Andrew Bird
Near Death Experience Experience- Andrew Bird
The Way I See it- Skeebo Knight Ft. Shelia Kelly Johnson
Three Demons- Denise Pilar Yver

I’m Never Gonna Tell it- Kim Manning
What Makes a Good Man?- the Heavy
Vietnam- the Tontons
Barely Listening- So Many Dynamos
Don’t Gotta Work it out- Fitz & the Tantrums (live)

Knockin’ ’em Down- Phat Phunktion
Old School- the Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Forests of Io- the Shaolin Afronauts
Pleando- Los Amigos Invisibles
Italian Band from BBQ- Calibro 35
Fat Dog Mendoza- Dead Capo
Mean Greens- Billy Martin/Wil Blades
Soul SIdes- Soulive Ft. Karl Denson
Jack Flask- Lettuce

Three if by Outer Space- Cameron Mizell
That’s the Plan- Celia Baron
There’s a Riot Going On- Monophonics
Road to Islay- Quantic & Alice Russell w/the Combo Barbara
40 Hats for 40 Cats- Jesse Futerman
Look What You’re Doing to me- Jazzanova

Fareast Revisited- Herbal Nation

Only in the Garden

The BeGinning:
Taking some songs that worked the soil, added the seed…..watched it grow upward and out and then the color….

Symphony Hills- Janel & Anthony
Esset- Pixel
Dibroojoh Four- Positive Catastrophe
Alchemy II: Dreamland- Loop 23
Total Collapse- Loop 23

Turkish Rondo from Piano Sonata [K.331] in A Major- Uri Caine Ft. Nguyen Le/DJ Olive
Want it Back- Amanda Palmer & the Grand Theft Orchestra
Evolution- Danielle Ate the Sandwich
Touch- Delicate Steve
For 12- Other Lives
Hologram- Everest

Bottoms Up- Pupy Costello & His Big City Honkytonk
Box of Charms- Caravan of Thieves
Get ’em Boyz- Jake Clayton
Fire Bug- J.D. McPherson

Hot Muscle Jazz- Radiotones
Fat Cat- Albert Castiglia
Mr. Bailey- Suzanne & the Blue Church
Freedom Road- Guitar Mikey & the Real Thing
Give me One Reason- Boston Blues Works Ft. Toni Lynn Washington

Breaking Bad- Pristine
I’m your Witchdoctor- John Mayall
Shoofly Pie- the Wood Brothers
Roll Over Beethoven- Chris Daniels & the Kings
Everybody’s Talkin’- Tedeschi Trucks Band (live)
Liar- the Delta Saints

Girl in a “FRUIT FEST” Coma

I was fortunate enough the other day to chat with the cool rock and roller Nina Diaz of Girl in a Coma. We pitched their set at the 2012 Madison Fruit Fest and it was a rockin’ 50 minute blast of rock trio goodness. The setting was the blacktop parking lot on the East side of Madison and let me tell you this, the East side was represented it all shapes, sizes and that is what makes it special. The crowd was already wild in its ways already but having Girl in a Coma hit the stage changed it from Burlesque to something completely different in just two chords and a bass bump and the roll of Phanie’s drums. I can’t say enough about this band in it live home of the stage, except they were lively and raucous at times with a soft edge in the middle as needed. Mostly giving us tastes of their originals (including one of the absolute best renditions possible of “CONTROL”.) There was even a little time made to dance with a Velvet Underground blast as well. There were all types of audience members checking the girls out and I noticed many of them (even a less than a yEAR old) enjoying the sincerity of the music, and the reflection of the lyrics….but most of all…just like the Girls in a Coma crew….we just wanted to rock! These are the girls I want to smoke ciGarettes with out back during high school, but their music is something that I look forward to carrying on with me into the yEARS ahead.

And I couldn’t find one apple at this fruit fest.

Bananas…go go

The final third of the proGram was enough to make one’s moves be a little bananas. And maybe it’s from all the monkeying around, or perhaps the grOoves where leading you astray….I’d like to think I helped peel back the skin to the music you’d want to sink your teeth into….The set started with an impromptu in studio visit from DJ Renton and the hill was upwards from there:

**In Studio live visit from DJ Renton**
Ev’ryday- Clutch Player
Valeurs Personelles- Cornershop
Spark- Soulive with Karl Denson
Little Shimmy- Billy Martin & Wil Blades
Flashback- Jazzanova
Tonight- Wax Poetic ft. Sissy Clemens
Disaster- the Mynabirds

The Package- Calibro 35
Onukpa Shawarpo- Bokoor Band
El que no Esta se lo Pierde Part II- Los Fulanos
Go Go Bananas- All Good Funk Alliance ft. Mustafa Akbar

Boundaries- Leena Conquest
Aftermath- Tricky
Evil Eye- Featurecast ft. Greg Blackman
Loud Minority (Club Mix)- United Future Organization
What if- Two Turntables and a Saxophone
Take it with Me- Yawn
Snowyman- Saadi (Delicate Steve Remix)
Gnor- Seekae

Existinct- THEESatisfaction
The Marl- Cold Specks

Africa- Cirque du Soleil (Cottonbelly Remix)

Nina & the Mow

What a stranGe way the show will go…as expected at 11am we were live on air chatting it up with Nina Diaz from Girl in a Coma….we spoke about the upcoming set at the 2012 Fruit Fest that evening, the times and how they are changin’ and even a little bit about rock N roll. Then an unexpected treat, a blast from the past in Mustapha (former greenarrowradio co-host back in the EARliest of days), called in with a brush up on one of our later segments “the Mowing Report”. What a treat. Here’s what we dropped in your pumpkin during the middle set of the proGram:

May the Funk be with you- Celia Baron
Rush- Big Audio Dynamite II (NY City Club Version)
Glow Fam- Teams Ft. Dick Models
Play- Lettuce
Little Boxes- Todd Clouser’s A Love Electric

Cold Sweat- Cameron Mizell
Uum…Continue- Doug Johns
Elephants & Flowers- Prince
End of a Sun- the Shaolin Afronauts
Find the Others- the Cheebacabra
Boots- the Everyone Orchestra

***On Air Mowing Report with Mustapha***
Hold on me- Deep Soul Strut
Crossfire- Chris Daniels & the Kings
Sunny Garcia- Dead Capo
Kill the Poor- the Dead Kenny G’s
Faced you in a Neon Light- Yordan Orchestra
Hurricane- the Jamie McLean Band
Smart- Girl in a Coma
***On air conversation with Nina Diaz of Girl in a Coma***
One Eyed Fool- Girl in a Coma
No Strings No Ties- Groovesession
Bats in the Belfry- Groovesession
Red Hot Momma- Kim Manning
Spin- Kim Manning
Lee Van Cleef- Primus

At the Playground

Just some tunes for a day of diGGin’ in the sand, climbing on the bars and swinGin’…..Here’s what’s packed for snack:

12 Steps- Pupy Costello & His Big City Honky Tonk
Sally Anne- The Mountain Music Project
Broken Convertible- Keller Williams & the Travelin’ McCourys
Minuit aux Batigrolles- Stephane Wrembel
Hindoo Air- Tim Eriksen
Song of the old Folks- Tim Eriksen

Creepy Jackalope Eye- Steve Earle w/the Supersuckers
Shadowman- Black Box Revelation
Lollipop Opera- Public Image Ltd.
Shaman Mantra- Anywhere
Young Silence- Echo Lake
Sunroof- Jeans Wilder

Crystalline- Younger Brother
She’s Made of Chalk- Kashmir
Oh Well- Fleetwood Mac (live)
Parchman Farm- Albert Castiglia
Dancing with the Dawg- Jimmy Thackery & the Drivers
You Oughta Know- Radiotones
Black Velvet Elvis- Walker T Ryan
Starve to Death- Chris Whitley
Snake Drive- Eric Clapton
God Damn Job- Scrapomatic
Made it up the Mountain- the Wood Brothers
Going to the Party- Alabama Shakes
On Your Way- Alabama Shakes

Rollin’ & Tumblin’- Tedeschi Trucks Band (live)
Who are They- Mem Shannon (live)

Manny happy returns

During the second half of the proGram, we cauGht up with Manny Sanchez from our pals Groovesession live from the Steel Bridge Songfest. We spoke about all things Steel Bridge and the new album(s) and DVD coming out soon. I was able to air 2 tracks that are previously unreleased and never aired before (THRILL). We also got the news that Kim Manning and Groovesession will be at the Majestic this coming Saturday….there’s a trip worth taking.

Mr. Clean- Marcus Miller
The Crusher- Lettuce
This Love ain’t big Enough (for the two of us)- Deep Soul Strut
Mad Love to Pancer’s Deli- Jesse Futerman

Shaft- Dread Zeppelin
the Denunciation- the Cheebracabra
Black Hole- Shawn Lee

Melody Cool- Prince w/Mavis Staples
Manny- Los Fulanos
Una Tarde en Mariquita- Quantic & Alice Russell w/the Combo Barbara
Theme from Belle Fou- Jazzanova

Inner City Boundries- Freestyle Fellowship
Where’s Eddie?- Echo
Rooseveltin’- Ron Levy’s Wild Kingdom Ft. Albert Collins & the Memphis Horns
Native Colors- Groovesession
**Live on air chat w/Manny Sanchez of Groovesession**
Grows Down Low- Groovesession (live)
Lady- tUnE yArDs/?uestlove/Angelique Kidjo/Akua Naru
El Ritmo- J Boogie’s Dubtronic Science Ft. Deuce Eclipse & Caipo (DJ Sabo Remix)
Sote Sote Adhi Raat- the Bombay Royale
Sons of Hannibal- the Spy from Cairo

Down in the Basement- Basement Freaks (Ursula 1000 Remix)
The Good in You- Wool
Motivate- All Good Funk Alliance Ft. Rubber Johnson
Jumping Off- David Starfire Ft. iCatching & Koian (Samples Remix)
Mystery Part I- Union
Sapo Cururu- Curumin
Bambora!- Curumin

Above & Beyond- Nate Mars Ft. Jahdan
Sun is Shing- Funkstar DeLuxe Vs. Bob Marley
Tzelma- Cirque du Soleil

Earth w/out ART is just EH.

So, I decided to paint this picture:

I Will See- Krause Family & Grandad’s Favorite
I am a Hammer- Lac La Belle

Hold On- Alabama Shakes
Bill’s Song- Micheal Pickett (live)
E Z Rider- Scott Dunbar
Journeytime- Radiotones
Werewolf Blues- Walker T. Ryan
People Say- Matt Schofield
Rock me Baby- James Cotton (live 1967)
World in Harmony- Fleetwood Mac (live)
Asshtonpark- James Gang
Crazy ’bout a Saxophone- Jimmy Thackery & the Drivers
Public Enemy #9- Albert Castiglia
Hold it Right There- Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson
What’d I say- Ray Charles (live)
Price Tag- Keller Williams & the Travelin’ McCourys
Ghost Town of my Brain- Jim White
Eyes of the World- the String Cheese Incident (live 8/2/2001)
Wellwishers- Umphrey’s McGee
On my Way Downtown- Lucero
Sleep- Allen Stone

Early in the Morning- Van Morrison W/ George Fame & Friends
Locked Down- Dr. John
Nutballs- the Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Tongue & Groove- Marchforth Marching Band
Ice Cream Lover- Protassov
Cowgirl in the Sand- Larry Schmid
Spanish Tile- Jeans Wilder
Debruhoe Three- Positive Catastrophe

Mabel- Branford Marsalis w/John Lee Hooker
Max Roach- Charlie Watts w/Jim Keltner
Man Cry- Jim Weider’s Project Percolator
Out of the Blue- Mike Stern Ft. Randy Brecker
Carmen’s Caddie- Carmen Intorre Jr. Ft. Joey DeFrancesco

Radio Salone

I had the honor of chatting live on air with Reuben Koroma, the leader of the Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars. Their sound is a friend to the proGram, and the conversation was about what people could expect that night at the High Noon Saloon when they’d hit the stage for a set of positive vibes and happy sounds….we also spoke in depth about the groups latest release, “Radio Salone” and the importance of the radio as a medium for hEARing about what artists from elsewhere we making sure was nice to hEAR about how important the radio is…as it always has been able to take me away and learn heavy. The music was:

Message in a Bottle (Dub Version)- Matisyahu
And the Beat Goes on Dub- Hollie Cook
Save a Bread- the Tritonics
Don’t Turn Around- the Black Seeds
Aye Ye- Sia Tolno
Shake Your Body- Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars
Kali- Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars

**Live on air conversation w/Reuben Koroma of Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars**
Work it Brighter- Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars
Vonjeo- Wa Zimba
Shadow- Papa Wemba Band Ft. Juan Canizares
Sora- Jagunlabi
Morning Dew- Peatbog Faeries
Treme Terra- Curumin
Paloma- Eljuri (Kinky Remix)
La Poli- Daleduro
Dertil- Niyaz
Dodocaheedron- Saadi
Take it Easy- Saadi

A Species out of Control- Simian Mobile Disco
Party Motion (Malente Remix)- Smalltown Romeo
Alkebulan- Nickodemus Ft. Afrika Bambaataa
Marseilles Noir- the Spy from Cairo

Cantamilla- Tranquility Bass
Jupiter’s Jam- Shawn Lee
Throw Down- All Good Funk Alliance ft. Neighbour & Think Tank

It’s too Funky in Here- Funkstar DeLuxe Vs. James Brown
Sympathetic Serenade- Matthew Monfort

Take me to the Bridge

Each year I chat with pAt mAcdonald abut the Steel Bridge Songfest, and this year is no different. With over 150 artists….we spoke about the song writing process (already beGinning), the meaning of the bridge to different corners of the globe and we even had a Johnny Lobo mention. I am always happy to help pitch such a unique event with the center of it all being a sign of connection… Here’s the way the first part of the proGram tried to tie it all toGether:

Around the World- Lac La Belle
Gabriel’s Trumpet- Tim Eriksen
Para mi Sobrina- Del Castillo
Shunt & Shuffle- Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson
Tech Support- Stratospheerius

One Drop- Public Image Ltd.
High on a Wire- Black Box Revolution

Up on the Roof- the Les Claypool Frog Brigade
I ain’t the Same- Alabama Shakes
If you’re Ready (come go with me)- the Staple Singers
Steel Bridge Song- Kim Manning

***Live on air conversation with pAt mAcdonald***
Rainbow Gold- Jesse J Ft. Joe Sample & Harvey Mason
World of Soul- Chantells

Night & Day- Kat Edmonson
Just one of Those Days- Kat Edmonson
Kingdom of Izzness- Dr. John
B.G.M.O.S.R.N.R.- J.D. McPherson

Tennesee Jed- T.Blulm/G.Loiacono/N.Blulm/D.Eisenberg/S.Thones (live)
The Road you Choose- Branford Marsalis Ft. Linda Hopkins
T.T.T.- Pete Zimmer
The Early Years- Lenny Marcus Trio & Friends
Gibraltar- Carmen Intorre Jr. Ft. Joey DeFrancesco
Half Way Home- Mike Stern Ft. Victor L. Wooten

Roy Haynes- Charlie Watts Ft. Jim Keltner
Hip Hopness- Gongzilla (live)
Big Sur- Janel & Anthony
Thurgood Marshall & Brown Vs. Board of ED.:A Dream of Equal Education, 1954- Wadada Leo Smith
Home- Pixel
Cafe Negro sin Azucar- Positive Catastrophe

Kim Manning Time

In the second part of the proGram, I was honored to have friend to the proGram and PFunk AllStar and all around cool cat, Miss Kim Manning as a guest. We spoke about the hypnotic power of the bridge at the front of the Steel Bridge Songfest, her new album “I am Good People” and we got chatting about some of our cool shared friends. Kim’s energy is always a welcomed addition to the show and I am psyched that she is already confirmed for next yEAR as a guest on the show…..There was some music that helped drive the proGram to and from:

Good Stuff- the B52’s
Fedime’s Flight- Jazzanova
Dawn Wawn- Jesse Futerman
Rob Resurrected- DJ Moneyshot

Take London (intro)- the Herbaliser
Geddim- the Herbaliser
Paisley Garden- the Cheebacabra
Adventures Beyond- the Cheebacabra

Ev’ryday- Clutch Player
Low Riders in Space- Shawn Lee
Mellow Meeting- the Sugarman 3

Testify (whatthefunk) prts 1&2- Herbal Nation
Happiness Train- Jessica Lauren Four ft. Jocelyn Brown
I am Good People- Kim Manning
***On air Conversation with Miss Kim Manning***
BasketBall- Kim Manning
Daymn- Kim Manning

Romp- Slavic Soul Party
Marcia Abnormale- Mucca Pazza

Queen Bee- the Beekeepers Ft. Mystro
Jukebox- Cadence Weapon
Anti Pop Song (Deela Remix)- Ancient Astronauts
Forget About you- Kraak & Smaak Ft. Lee Fields (Max Sedgley Remix)

Chant it Down- Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars
The Message- Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars
Papa Franco- Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars

Miss Kim Manning


The first portion was a waker-upper….check out how the form freed itself with shape:

Don’t got to be That Way- Vinx
Rios Misticos- Del Castillo
Guisevska Racenica- The Reptile Palace Orchestra

Fleshbot- Stratospheerius
Old School Song- Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson
Don’t F*uck Around with Love- Dayna Kurtz

Up in Arkansas- Waylon Jennings
Love the Poison- Gregg Allman
My Sisters & Brothers- the Everyone Orchestra (live 12/03/2011)
That’s What Love Will Make you do- G.Anton/Sunshine/J.Kadlecik/M.Seals/M.Sugar (live 12/03/2011)

Wolf Teeth- J.D. McPherson
Scandalous- J.D. McPherson

It ain’t no Fun- Shirley Brown
B.A.B.Y.- Carla Thomas
My People- Angie Stone Ft. James Ingram

Revolution- Dr. John
Eleggua- Dr. John
Ha Di Ka- Galactic ft. Big Chief Juan Pardo & the Golden Comanche

Snake Five- the Marchforth Marching Band
Funky Cowboy (new Mix)- Skeebo Knight
Steps- Carmen Intorre Ft. Joey DeFrancesco

Defrostin’- Ron Levy’s Wild Kingdom Ft. Albert Collins & the Memphis Horns
Floating Astro Van- Teddy Presberg
Ziggowatt- Lettuce

Life is Good- Koala Impala
Generals- the Mynabirds
Universal Appeal- Sonny Moon
Form- Poli├ža

Birdseye View- Beaten by Them
Yo- Beaten by Them
Rock’s Performance- Seekae
+Dome- Seekae