The Sugar was Splintered and Burnt

It was one of those days where the show had excellent written all over it. The second half was the beGinning’s companion as I gave away a pair of tickets to see Stephen Marley at the Barrymore…and moreover, a live on air chat with a piece of my fam, Jared Michael Nickerson….The splinter cell of my friends Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber, Rebellum was gonna be in my backyard. We spoke of the musical journey which has led to this next shared moment, the energy of the group and the city funk that was to be spilled into our ear-holes…Needless to say that I used this new found force to make the a-Go-Go…GO!

Up on the Roof- the Persuasions (live)
I Thank You- Paul Rogers
Love Bug Blues- Charles Bradley
Teacups- Sorceress
Losin’ Streak- Cookin’ on 3 Burners
Just My Luck- the Heavy
Turn it Loose- Crowd Control
Whistle Song- the New Mastersounds

The Kangaroo Rat- the Beastie Boys
White Dove- Tijuana Cartel
Sexy Coffee Pot- Breakestra
Mase’s Theme- Harvey Mason
Chameleon- Harvey Mason

Ten Times Left- Rebellum Ft. Mikel Banks
***Live on air Conversation with Jared Michael Nickerson***
Who’s Loving You Now- Rebellum Ft. Shelley Nicole/Mikel Banks/Andre Lassalle
Sleaky- Monty Alexander
I Fell on the Wagon- Sly & Robbie with Amp Fiddler
Tipa Tipa- Boukman Eksperyans (live Red Rocks, 8/22/98)
I & I Survive- Long Beach Dub All Stars Ft. HR (live 8/23/98, Red Rocks)
Rynadub- the Motet
Heads of Government- Lee SCRATCH Perry w/Mad Professor (live Maritime Hall, 4/5/97)
Crime or Music- Larry McDonald Ft. Stranger Cole & Squidley Cole
The Traffic Jam- Stephen Marley Ft. Damian Marley
***Stephen Marley Ticket Giveaway, conGrats Johan***
I Don’t Wanna Live on Mars- Ziggy Marley
Row Row Row Your Boat- School Children of Wanseko, Uganda
Reawakening- Beautiful Nubia & the Roots
Can’t Leave the Night- Badbadnotgood


Stamped for Approval

I love receiving thinGs from other places…new spaces and traces of how it is elsewhere to keep my mind opening. The first half of today’s proGram was a guide throuGh other sounds, and the people noticed:

I’m not Your Woman- Megan Bonnell
Waiting for Earthquakes- Meklit
And Yet it Moves- MeShell Ndegeocello
Shopping for Jazz- Me Shell Ndegeocello

I Pick Up Birds- Tír na nÓg
Son of a Plumber- Edward David Anderson

Surrounded- Repetition Lever Ft. Melaniejane
Shadows- Repetition Lever Ft. Melaniejane
Erased from History- the Safes
They Will- Fantasmes
Pitch Black- Pujol
Thought it Couldn’t be This Way- Penicillin Baby
Scapegoat- the Faint

Poor Paul Getty- The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger
Gonzo- Fozy Shazam
Cut and Run- Familiar Looking Strangers (live WMSE Studio)
Aye Makami- Tor Peders

Black Star- Radiohead (live @ Tramps 6/1/95)
Unbelievable- Blitzen Trapper
Nothing Else Quite Like Home- G Love & Special Sauce

When I was Young- the Wood Brothers (live)
One String Play- Brushy One String



Backwards or riGhtside down, the flower of the sun is always something different:

Follow Me- Gert Wilden & Orchestra
Liars & Cheaters- Trio Valore
Funky Mosquito- Crowd Company

I Got it- Revolutionary Snake Ensemble (live)
Diggin’ on James Brown- Tower of Power
Lawd Knows You do- Rebellum
Sixty Forty- Steez

the Onion Club- the James Taylor Quartet
Hot Fun in the Summertime- the Clinton Administration
Fun- Global Noize Ft. Maya Azucena
Can’t Stop Thinkin’- Pressure Cooker
Congo Natty- Bingui Jaa Jammy
10,000 Miles from Home- Christos DC Ft. Kenyatta Hill
Just Talk to Me- Christos DC

Moving Forward- Ziggy Marley
New Girl Dub- the Lions
Crazy Day- Sly & Robbie with Amp Fiddler
Astro Dub- Long Beach Dub All Stars (live: Red Rocks 08/22/1998)
I am a Madman- Lee SCRATCH Perry w/Mad Professor (live)
Jamaican Jazz Roll Call- Larry McDonald
My Primitive Heart- Eccodek Ft. MC Yogi


Stamen or Going

The mid section of yesterday’s proGram had the souls of your ears in mind…finally some spring growth in the outerland and the tracks chosen were meant to bee the pollinator to your bloom…

Honky Tonkin’- Regina Carter
We Don’t Run- Willie Nelson
Follow the Drinking Gourd- Taj Mahal
Down on Me- the Jones Family Singers
Any Ole Way- Paul Rogers

Cleaning Windows- Van Morrison (live at the Grand Opera House, Belfast 03/12/1983)
Leave your Hat on- Joe Cocker Ft. the Memphis Horns (live 10/05/1985)
Dear Mr. Fantasy- Dave Mason
Heavy Metals- Ian Anderson
Meliora Sequamur- Ian Anderson
The Turnpike Inn- Ian Anderson

Misty Moses- Rodrigo Y Gabriela
Hendershot- Les Claypool’s Duo de Twang
Miss Watson- Semi Twang (live WMSE studio)
North Side Gal- JD McPherson (live WMSE studio)

Anything you Want- Jessica Lea Mayfield
Too Deep- the Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger
Brutal Truth- Foxy Shazam

Puerto Plata- Mark Egan
Slinky- Mark Egan

Double Oh Six- Victor Wooten & Steve Bailey Ft. Oteil Burbridge
Marie Lavaux- Bobby Bare
Great Lakes Tuna- Mike Dillon


Flowered Sky

The first third of today’s proGram painted the sky flowered as the inspiration from the come down, lifted the sound up. JazzOgen mixed with some Culturefied ottheredness mixed well to form the beGinnings of today…Here’s the low sky sound:

Game of the Two Rival Tribes/Procession of the Sage- the Bad Plus
Glorification of the Chosen One- the Bad Plus
Pawpwalk- Ron Davis & the Windsor Symphony Orchestra

Tchefunkta- Stanton Moore
Our Hearts Have Been Bombed- Chat Noir

Space Jazz Reverie- Sun Ra
Symphonique # 66 (Good for Goodie)- Moondog
Mood Ring- Rik Wright’s Fundamental Forces
A Reformed Movement- Nils Bultman
Fuga Hirundinum- Dhafer Youssef
Canales’ Cabeza- The Nels Cline Singers
Ice Slide Blues- Wire_C

Mowashah Dhaya Wadi Al Naqah- NAWA
Freydele- Golem
Frego- BraAgas

Uncle Moses Wedding Dress- Isle Of Klezbos (live at the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts 4/7/13)
Mellow Manna- Isle Of Klezbos (live at the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts 4/7/13)


The Hunt for the Jade

I had to take a show off for reasons that would make me have to take a show off, so your DJ host Mister Dance was kind enouGh to fill in the hours. The second half of what he when hunting for with you is riGht here…riGht now:

Cirrus- Bonobo
Life is Good- Koala Impala
I Think About Love- Pat & Ryan
Vehicle- Ralph SOUL Jackson
Willowman- Willow Band
Yp & Down- Brass Construction
Salinas Shuffle- Andy Kidd
Find a Way- Metropolitan Jazz Affair
Fell that Sunshine time is now- Romano Gemini
the Humpty Dance- Digital Underground
Lickin’ Stick- James Brown
Movin’- Gregory Porter
Bad Brother- Ronny Jordan
Holy Diver- Ronnie James Dio
What is Hip?- the Tower of Power
Yolele- Mad Mation
Getting it On- D’Steph
Everything is Moving too Fast- Dan Hicks & the Hot Licks
People Make the World go Round- Milt Jackson
Funky Tonight- John Butler Trio
Put it Where U Want it- Average White Band
Whiskey River- Corduroy Mavericks
Feel the Weed in Me- Detroit Emeralds


Look Who Crawled in

I had to take a show off for reasons that would make me have to take a show off, so your DJ host Mister Dance was kind enouGh to fill in the hours. The first half of what he let crawl into your ear-holes is riGht here…riGht now:

Seesd & Stems- Commander Cody
Lost in the Ozone- Commander Cody
Eveybody’s Doin’ it- Commander Cody
Fever- Dan Hicks & the Hot Licks
The Flintstone Theme- Django Reinhardt
Freaker by the Speaker- Keller Williams
V Neck Sweater- the Greyboy All Stars
Evil Eye- Featurecast
Get Your Stuff Together- Pillowfight
I Feel good Road- James Brown Vs. Portishead
Glorybox- Portishead
Shakti- Kaleidoscope Jukebox
Unpossible- Kaleidoscope Jukebox

I Know What I Like In Your Wardrobe- Genesis
Gonzo- Foxy Shazam
For Better or Worse- Amerigo Gazaway
Skin it Back- Little Feat
Man Smart, Woman Smarter- Robert Palmer
Shooting Stars- Big Giantic
Highway Shooting Star- Deep Purple Vs. Bad Company



I was pleased to have the opportunity to fill in for Mad Mad Marcus on his Rock and Soul Revue on 89.9fm WORT, listener sponsored, community radio. AlthouGh the game that was on while I was spinnin’ the tunes didn’t play out the way most folks here in Madcity hoped for, I was pumped up for the UCONN team from my homeland, I believe the sounds in the air from the station’s driver seat was perfect for the come down or the get up…..…Here’s the second half of the two hour event:

The Money Spyder- the James Taylor Quartet
Everyday People- the Clinton Administration
Viagra- Funkadelic
Jungle Bass- Bootsy’s Rubber Band
Plainfield- Baby Elephant Ft. Shock G
Blues wit You (outro)- the Pimps of Joytime
Sukka Suited- Speedy Consuela.
Cabbage Roll- Liquid Soul
Breakdown Prt.1- Revolutionary Snake Ensemble (live)
The Latin One- New Jersey Kings
It Don’t Make Sense but Sure Sounds Good- Eddie Long
Jazz Boutique- Lalann


Final Four Play

I was pleased to have the opportunity to fill in for Mad Mad Marcus on his Rock and Soul Revue on 89.9fm WORT, listener sponsored, community radio. AlthouGh the game that was on while I was spinnin’ the tunes didn’t play out the way most folks here in Madcity hoped for, I believe the sounds in the air from the station’s driver seat was perfect for the come down…Here’s the first half of the two hour event:

Lovefreak- Scrapomatic
Rewind it & Play it Again- Oteil & the Peacemakers
Just Dance with Me- the F&G Band Ft. Sandra Taylor
What Have You Done- Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens
She Gives Me Religion- Van Morrison (live Grand Opera, Belfast 3/12/83)
Mile High- Morphine
Children of the Night- Perry Farrell
Cosmic Movie- the Doors
Retreat!- Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings
Title Theme Schoolgirl- Gert Wilden & Orchestra
Guitar Playah- Melvin Sparks
Running- Skeebo Knight


Chain Join Tangle

The second half of yesterday’s proGram tied itself up in a pretzel knot of steel force, solidified in sound with the force of many but the view of few..can you get into this or that…did you get tied up or unraveled…the puzzle is inside the form…forming….formed:

Seventy Three- Bad Jazz Troupe
Got to Blow- Horndogz

The Hopping Frog- Stick Against Stone (live)
Young Frankenstank Ft. Lisala Beatt & Vernon Reid- Rebellum

Part Seven (fast) 3:16- Go:Organic Orchestra
Climb Down- Nels Cline Singers
The Augurs of Spring- the Bad Plus
Archaic Feathers- Dhafer Youssef
Kozan March by Mehmet Ali Sanlikol

Deflation by Nils Bultmann
Radio Show- Chat Noir

What’s That- Sun Ra
The Cookie- David FATHEAD Newman & the Tilden Webb Trio (live at the Cellar Groove)
Inside Straight- Jim Clayton
Carnival- Stanton Moore

La Luna de mi Hija by Omar Sosa
Sergei’s Shuffle- Ron Davis w/Windsor Symphony Orchestra
Back in the Day- Yellowjackets

My Horse- Golem
Agarrado- BraAgas

Amassakoul n’ Tenere- Imarhan Timbuktu
Amdinin- Tinariwen
Ouallache- Amar Sundy



The first half of today’s proGram was the tattoo of the mind…the imaGe that won’t ever escape….the revealing and unveiling…unconcealed and revealed:

Sad Songs and Waltzes- Willie Nelson
I Moaned and I Moaned- Regina Carter
You Can All Join In- Dave Mason

Occupy Your Mind- Villagers
You Love Nothing- L.A. Witch
Celebrating Nothing- Phantogram

Roebling- Mikael Jorgensen & Greg O’Keefe
Jerry Was a Race Car Driver- Les Claypool & the Duo de Twang
Tick Tock- the Honey Pot
Highwayman- the Pines Ft. Dave Simonette and Erik Koskinen

I Got Stoned & I Missed it- Shel Silverstein
Unchain my Heart- Joe Cocker w/the Memphis Horns (live)
Last Clean Shirt- Mel Ford & the Fairlanes
11 O’Clock- Twinemen (live 2/2/03 Chicago)
Rockin’ Pneumonia & the Boogie Woogie Flu- Arthur Migliazza
I Need to Be Be’d With- Carol Fran Ft. David Egan
Slow- Meklit
Through it All- The Jones Family Singers

Automatic- the Spandettes
Dead Cat- the Eminent Stars

Duvido (Inst)- Quantic
Crazy- Trio Valore
Old Man Noises- the New Mastersounds


CaGed Up With Claws

The third and final set from the other days proGram was put in the caGe with its favorite toy and enough room for the sounds to travel in and out of the caGe. Alas, this method was not strong enough to hold it all in and here’s what leaked out:

Genesis Juice- Stick Against Stone (live)
Improvisation- Baladino
Si Veriash a la Rana- Baladino
Oud Solo- Alsarah & the Nubatones
Habibi Taal- Asarah & the Nubatones

Intro- Kalbata & Mixmonster
Trouble in the Dance- Kalbata & Mixmonster ft. Trinity & Jah Thomas
Gimme Your Dub- The Whole Truth w/Errol Bellot & Alex Farrell
Turn Your Lights Down Low- Rebel Tumbao
For Me You Are- Prince Fatty Ft. Hollie Cook (Mungo’s Hi Fi Mix)

Red Black & Green- Chimurenga Renaissance
Everyone Don’t Love You- Chimurenga Renaissance Ft. Nyoka

Call Waiting- Blitz the Ambassador Ft. Angelique Kidjo
Belly’s Bounce- Jaro Milko & the Cubalkanics
Rahu (Paul Basic Remix)- David Starfire
Sola in Citta- Thievery Corporation

Alex Tyler Conversation***
Say Word- Mo Kolours
Lighter Break- Mo Kolours

Down in the Basement- Basement Freaks