Tree Light

The 2nd half of this week’s Autumnal spin-off proGram “The Yellow Light” climbed the pole to the top of the glow:

Changes (demo)- Neil Francis
Angel Bop Comes To Earth- Tony Adamo
Love Knows- Steve Arrington
Ice Cremation- The Flowdown

It Ain’t Working (Ashley Beedle’s NSW Vocal Mix)- Smoove & Turrell
La Ronde- Marie Davidson & L’Œil Nu
Center Of The World (Kotti Blues)- Marie Davidson & L’Œil Nu
400 Years (Gonz Remix)- Reginald Omas Mamode IV
Temps du rêve- Basile3

Afrika- GNL Zamba
Zim Bom Ba- GNL Zamba
The Gates- Aesop Rock

Vampire- El Dusty Ft. I-Octane & Clips x Ahoy
Traversal- Josh Werner

Sturdy Climb

The 1st half of this week’s Autumnal spin-off proGram, “The Yellow Light” grew from a rock into a hard place:

The Magic Point- Laura Jane Grace
Moo Hoo- Big Blood
…is All We have- Big Blood
Cwm Cadlan- Soft Hearted Scientists
The Ups And The Downs- Soft Hearted Scientists

Permanent Immigrant- A Love Electric
No One Weeps- The Asteroid No.4
A Path Is Where You Make It- Prana Crafter
Below You Mind- Herbcraft
Trash Heap- Herbcraft

Kill Them With Kindness- Idles
Danke- Idles

Bang A Gong (Get It On) reprise- David Johansen
Hippy Gumbo- Beth Orton
Candy Says- Hot Chip

Angelheaded Hipster & Marc Urselli

Marc Urselli writes, produces and records artists from all over the world. He also composes music for TV and film and does sound design for commercials. Marc was born in Switzerland and raised in Italy. His musical education began with studying the piano at age twelve. At age seventeen he opened his first commercial recording facility in Italy. He later moved to New York City where he began, and continues to work at the legendary recording studio EastSide Sound as the resident Chief House Engineer. In 2005 he participated in the recordings of “Strength” by Roy Hagrove‘s project RH Factor which was nominated for Best Contemporary Jazz Album and in the same year he also participated in the recordings of Lila Down‘s album “Una Sangre (One Blood)”, which won a Latin Grammy Award for Best Folk Album. Additionally, in 2006 Marc won two Grammy Awards (Best Instrumental Rock Performance & Best Instrumental Pop Performance) for his work engineering and mixing the entire Capitol/EMI album “American Made, World Played” album by Les Paul & Friends (featuring Sting, Joss Stone, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Rolling Stones’ Keith Richards, Buddy Guy, Bon Jovi’s Richie Sambora, Goo Goo Dolls’ Johnny Rzeznick, ZZ Top, Sam Cooke, Aerosmith’s Joe Perry, Simply Red’s Mick Hucknall and many more). Marc also does and has done live sound for artists such as Eliane Elias, John Zorn, Laurie Anderson, Lou Reed and others.

AngelHeaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan and T.Rex

The genius and pioneering influence of Marc Bolan’s T. Rex – 2020 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee and one of the great rock musicians of all time – will be celebrated with AngelHeaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan and T.Rex, out September 4 on BMG. The collection features 26 songs culled from Bolan’s vast body of work released as T.Rex and Tyrannosaurus Rex from 1968-77. A wide-ranging cast of wizards and cosmic dancers have joined together to reimagine Bolan’s work – sometimes in radical fashion – resulting in a collection that is less tribute than bold new work. Featuring some of Bolan’s greatest songs, including, ‘Jeepster’, ‘Bang A Gong (Get It On)’, ‘Ride A White Swan’, and beyond/deeper. AngelHeaded Hipster was lovingly created by the late great leGend, Mr. Hal Willner, who passed away on April 7 from COVID-19. The acclaimed music producer, who “for nearly four decades bent and shaped the dimensions of almost-popular music” (New York Times), produced albums for artists including Lou Reed, Marianne Faithfull, and William S. Burroughs, and concept albums drawing upon the music of Thelonious Monk, Kurt Weill, vintage Disney films and others. He also produced concert events exploring the work of such subjects as Leonard Cohen, Allan Sherman, Neil Young, Edgar Allan Poe, and Tim Buckley, and served as the Saturday Night Live sketch music producer for nearly 40 years. After his passing, many of the artists who knew Mr. Willner best posted tributes to his singular spirit, including Elvis Costello, Bono, Tom Waits, and Nick Cave, who praised his “limitless imagination” adding “Hal was our visionary, our ringleader, always working against reason itself, armed with a deep love and bottomless knowledge of music.” Mr. Willner, who referred to AngelHeaded Hipster as his ‘White Album’, was eager for everyone to hear these beautiful songs and to start thinking about Bolan and T. Rex again. This album is a testament to Hal’s spirit.”

I had the honor of catching up with Marc about this latest project. How it went from Mr. Willner’s vision to his ear, the depth of the songwriter, not just the rocker that Marc Bolan obviously was and we talk about some of the challenges/highlights while getting into the nooks and crannies of the diverse roster of artists that came together for this “concept” album. This is one of those releases that belong on everyone’s playlist.

Main Maine Hideaway

The final portion of this week’s proGram knows a good spot when it sees one:

Them Changes- Benjamin Koppel (live)
Hurri-Mitanni (Güzel Haber)- İlhan Erşahin
Roundabout- St Oshun
Wanderlust- Imam Collective

The Imaginary Enemy- Chien Chien Lu
Diaspora- Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah
Struck Bamboo Pipes No.2- GODTET
Caribbean- GODTET

Berkshire Blues- Miki Yamanaka
Strange Flower- Ellen Andrea Wang
Millones- Badi Assad
Eras- Juana Molina (live)

Quiet Star- Josh Werner

Plant Skin Suit

The middle portion of this week’s proGram grew some of the clothes on your back:

Superbad- Vanessa Collier
It’s Alright- Steve Arrington
One Nation- The Freedom Affair
Rise Up- The Freedom Affair
What’s Going On- The Backstage Collective

I Need Love- Balkun Brothers
More Power- Free Radicals Ft. Rashard
Dreaming of a White Power Outage- Free Radicals Ft. eQuality, Snap & D-Ology
When The Grid Go Down…- Public Enemy Ft. George Clinton
GRID-Public Enemy Ft. Cypress Hill & George Clinton

The Drop- The Nix Ft. Khloe Anna
You So Done- Noga Erez
So Wrong- Arema Arega

Who Could It Be- The Soul Chance Ft. Wesley Bright
My Side- Black Bird Hum
Bon Ton Roula- Terrance Simien’s Krewe De Monifique w/James Andrews & Keith Frank


The first part of this week’s proGram was able to toss and cook and keep the personal size huge:

Sum of What We’ve Been- Jim White
Mambo Sun- Sean Lennon & Charlotte Kemp
Help Me- Low Cut Connie

Far Away- The Incurables
If Romance Is Dead, Then I Want to Be Dead Too- Carol Pacey & The Honey Shakers

100 Years Of The Blues- Elvin Bishop & Charlie Musselwhite
I’d Never Let Her Down- Big Joe Shelton
Meet Me In The Bottom- Ron Thompson (live)
The River Is Rising- Ron Thompson (live)

greenarrowradio promo- Lisa Mann
You’re an Old Lady- Johnny Iguana Ft. Billy Boy Arnold
Lady Day And John Coltrane- Johnny Iguana

I’m Glad For Your Sake (But Sorry For Mine)- Jarrod Dickenson
Uptown- Jarrod Dickenson
Standing With You- The Resonaires

Time For Snacks

The 2nd half of “The Yellow Light” was a filled with freshness:

Marombo (album Version)- Gerardo Frisina
Face The Music- Gerardo Frisina

Sweet Sticky Things- Takuya Kuroda
Do No Why- Takuya Kuroda
Fonkadelica- Butcher Brown
1992- Butcher Brown
Hopscotch- Butcher Brown

Rise Up- Greg Blackman
I’m A Sinner- Bette Smith

We Need A Mother- Ane Brun
Hotel Worth- Gord Downie
Take What’s Good For You- RoSaWay
Mama Used To Say- RoSaWay

This Is the Time- A Love Electric
Manic Depression- Brian Bromberg
Fire- Brian Bromberg

A Path Marked For Change

The first half of this week’s (and the 2nd edition of the Autumnal spin-off, “The Yellow Light”), proGram had a line to the next chapter drawn:

Soul Makossa (Midtown Collective Remix)- West Seattle Soul
Outta My Mind- The Freedom Affair
Rebellion (Votar Azul RMX)- Angelo Moore & the Brand New Step
Cash Out- Free Radicals Ft. Nosaprise
Make America Hate Again- Ruthless Cosmopolitans

Short and Sweet (Bon Iver Remix)- Brittany Howard
My Side Dub- Black Bird Hum
Special Request (Instr)- Death By Dub Ft. Elliot Martin
Serengeti (Be.Lanuit Remix)- The Echo System

Heartbreak- Bonobo & Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs
Baby Got Work- Potatohead People & De La Soul Ft. Posdnuos & Kapok
Those Days- DAL Ft. Leah Yeger