This is a BASEBALL moment.

So, I have given up the television for a few month now and due to that I miss many sport highlights I enjoy so much. In the middle of all the negativity surrounding professional sports, I find this. A moment that should be considered “No Big Deal, but oh, in this day and age it IS. I have called the Phillies to express my sincere appreciation for their players, coaches and their attitude towards helping out a fellow working man. (in an opposing teams ballpark) With all the money in the pockets of many ballplayers these days, I am not so sure I would expect to see this. I would want those men on my side in any situation, and Major League Baseball, with all of its bumps and bruises as of late should pay respects to this effort of selflessness. From last years Home Run Champ to the teams starting pitcher and all Phillies in between, I applaud and most of all, I want others to take a moment to notice this act, not as a baseball highlight but for the split-second putting themselves in potential harms way to help someone else….SOMEONE ELSE…


NICE ONE: Pato Banton

Positive Vibrations abound with a beat to keep you on your dancing feet, while Pato Baton delivers a message that is food for the mind and soul. Many have considered his charismatic performance as live theatre where no show is alike and the audience members become participants in the experience. Pato communicates with the crowd on a range of topics including current day events and spiritual freedom while keeping the vibes upbeat and fun! The direction of the concert is totally based on the feedback he receives from the audience as there is no fixed set list. Many have said that the positivity generated from the stage has changed their lives forever. I had the opportunity to welcome Pato to New England as he heads up this way. We have a chat about his latest release titled “Positive Vibrations” (Jan 07), also a couple of interesting bits about what is in store for the near future….new record/collaborations….when I called, he was just finishing the last 20 seconds or so of a brand new tune….and it wouldn’t be right not to ask the opinion of something current to our one world, one love.

Enjoy the conversation with Pato Banton here.


Latin Jazz from Putumayo

Full of energy and life, this sampling of Afro-Cuban selections awakens the Samba, Mambo and Salsa dancer within those listening. With Jazz stylings reminiscent of the early big bands of the 40’s when Afro-Cuban sounds where being explored and experienced on a global level. While many of the names are familiar in this compilation, from Tito Puente to Poncho Sanchez, it is the arrangement on the album that treats the senses to a cool breeze of style where you can feel the ladies’ dresses breeze by as they cha cha cha across the floor. Some how, with all the examples of fine Latin Jazz to choose from, Putumayo’s Latin Jazz is smooth and feels so good like a perfect Sunday afternoon and the chores don’t need to be thought about, just let loose.


Show Sacrifice for Science.

Ship of Fools->In Another World-David Gans
Money Changes Everything- Delta Moon
Freeway Soul- Tinsley Ellis
Footsteps->Turpentine- JJ Grey & Mofro
Yes We Can Can- Davis Cohen
Let it Rock- Davis Coen
the Invergarry Blues- Peatbog Faeries
Love will Sanctify the Devils Stomping Ground-Green Light
Fallin’ off the Floor- Stanton Moore
Salsaton del Guevin- Babaloo
Teknochek Collision- Slavic Soul Party
Get it On- Grinderman
Peppermint Leather- FreekBase
Passing Eternal Time w/Adventure- Deejay OM
The Arrival- Deejay OM
What’s the Altitude-Cut Chemist w/Hymnal
Beans for Breakfast- Blktop Project
Miles & Miles- Blktop Project
Turntables on the Bayou- No Luck Club
Dosa Hit Chase- No Luck Club
Frankie Lee- Mulehead
Ridin’ High- Dread Clampitt
Guys & Dolls & Bagels- Metropolitan Klezmer
Knockin’- Luminescent Orchesrtii
Smells Like Teen Spirit- Patti Smith
White Rabbit- Patti Smith
Orange & Blue- Desdamona
Sweet Life- Karen Gibson ROC
Redd Foxx- the Poogie Bell Band
the Mac- Cadillac Jones
Action Packed- Green Light


Some FUNk with your early evening?

Sister Twisted- Kinky
My Soundstation- DJ Teeko
No War for Oil- Sam Kininger
1021- Depth Quartet
Tune for Lou- Akashic Record
Sirens- Variable unit
Jumentous- Variable Unit
Perhapsody- Club d’Elf (live)
Life of the Mind- Club d’Elf (live)
Will Run- Raq
The Minx- the New Mastersounds
She’s a Bad Mama Jama- Melvin Sparks
Orange & Blue- Desdamona
Mas O Menos- the Budos Band
Adeniji- the Budos Band
Funky Stuff- Kool & the Gang
Too Hot to Stop- Bar-Kays
Funky Ass Beat/Still Funky-Chuck Love
Cosmic Melody- Mark Farina
ALI(Tapans Deep Blue Mix)- Midival Punditz
Sultan Song- Rob Wasserman (unreleased)
Guvna Dub- Guvna Dub
Fallujah Dub- Guvna Dub
This Town- Frank Sinatra
Burning Down the House- the Cardigans w/Tom Jones


A show for Sara McCormick

When you lose a friend at such a young age, you often wonder what they’d be doing in the NOW. I chose to play some songs my friend and I enjoyed together then and some tunes I think she would appreciate from the sounds of today. Anniversaries sometimes are old band-aides that are just falling off enough to remember the feelings of times past….sometimes it is remembered with smiles and sometimes tears.

Riddles- Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
Five- Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
New Agenda- MisLed
I Drink- Southern Crush
By July- Sirsy (uncovered)
War Pigs- Cake w/Steve Drozd
Louisiana Sky- John popper Project w/DJ Logic
Mas Y Mas- Los Lobos
Winter in the Summertime- Apollo Heights
Burst Generator- the Chemical Brothers
Sara- Fleetwood Mac (live)
Ball & Chain- Janis Joplin (live)
The Pusher- Nina Simone (live)
Pictures of Matchstick Men- OZZY/Type O Neg.
Jack Bauer- Dub Trio
I & I Survive- Bad Brains (live)
Day Tripper- Bad Brains
Wolverine- Honchie
Totally Awesome- Honchie
Star Spangled Banner- Jimi Hendrix
(Moustapha 4th Weather/Mowing Report)
Body in the Lake- Codetalkers w/Col. Bruce Hampton
Been Caught Stealing- Perry Farrell
Stay up Late- Talking Heads
Hades Lady- Pop Levi
Enter Sandman- Harptallica
Rotten Corpse- Frank Pahl


Chemical Brothers:We are the Night

Psychodelic GRANDE Beat sounds extraordinary– ‘We Are The Night‘ is the sixth studio album from the duo of Ed Simonsand & Tom Rowland. It starts with Willy Masons short dramatic intro which he states ‘There’s no path to follow‘, which would be more awe-striking to me if seen in a live setting. ‘We are the night‘ explodes with pulsating 4/4 beats and the psychedelic layers build and build until a house of hybrid sounds is built. Track #4,’Saturate‘ is an electronic speed stepping race in high, I mean high paced competition, this track is a serious workout, a full days work, but worth every drop of sweat. ‘Do it again‘ is the first single off the album, listen to it and you’ll see exactly why. I am not at all into the goofy ‘Salmon Song‘, it makes me skip with a heavy thumb onto the next track. Speaking of the next track: Burst Generator, is that genre bent sound storm that I seek in an album, it has the energy of a new born cub and the drive of a steam locomotive gone astray. I will leave my thought there, as I want to hear some feedback from the thirsty eared and open minded.

Send along your thought on this album to:


Shows not to miss.

I have been so busy with life, and conversations with artists that I have neglected to talk up the shows I have been seeing. First. Dickey Betts and Great Southern really was on when I saw them… Pedro was right in our chat, a lot of old favs and a ripping rendition of Hoochie Coochie Man with Pedro leading the vocals…

Akashic Records, Tyrone Farm had more FUNk on its plate then bargained for. There is a lot of talent in that group, from Beau Sasser on Hammond to Johnny Trama on guitar and all points in between, this group is one NEVER to miss out on ME…They kept the barn that is gently nestled in the quiet corner filled up with sound that not only did the cows come home but they brought friends and picnic baskets in hand.

And just the other night it was Dub is a Weapon and Lee “Scratch” Perry. The hang in between was beautiful and vibe-tastic…the band was tight..from Larry and Dave right over to Chrissy on Sax. She made the show…..Scratch was delightfully loving of all on stage and sent more magic into the crowd with song then I have witnessed in a long while. He looks like the show that he still is, I was very impressed!!! Dub is a Weapon backed Scratch on stage with a certain bounce to their beat, like that final puzzle piece clicking into place…it is a perfect match made in space with just the right mix of ebb and flow…and never enough Lee “Scratch” Perry.


a new Desiree Bassett LIVE

You remember friend of greenarrowradio Desiree Bassett….Here is a little idea of what I am talking about. I saw Desi play live in Manchester CT and she blew the roof off the place. With a new band playing with her, bassist David Stolz, a former member of the Dickey Betts Great Southern & Rob Godfrey, the drummer of the Sesame Street Band. The early show was one that I wouldn’t want to have to play after, but when this power trio was finished, Desi ended with a monster shred that would have those in the documents department of the government jealous. People of all sizes and shapes came over to chat with her and get a closer look at the next rock and roll star.

Some SOUNDS to Soak in

and it goes a little somethin’ like this:

Hidden Charms- Howlin’ Wolf
300lbs of Joy- Howlin’ Wolf
ooh Baby (hold me)- Howlin’ Wolf
Hard Luck- Howlin’ Wolf
Love Henry- Bob Dylan
Broken Down Engine- Bob Dylan
Thunder on the Mountain- Bob Dylan
Paint it Black- Hayseed Dixie
Wise Man Say- Dubconscious
Ninja of Love- Keller Williams/Michael Franti
Pya- Mad Professor/Ariwa Artists
Dreadlocks in Moonlight- Lee “Scratch” Perry
Soul Fire- Tom Tom Club
Mama- Mystic Bowie
Winter in the Summertime- Apollo Heights
Who Cares What the Question is?- A Band of Bees
Love in the Harbour- A Band of Bees
Trouble Every Day- Frank Zappa
Call of the Wily- Greg Tate’s Garage Band
***Conversation with Greg Tate of Burnt Sugar***
Ballad of FEMA/Katrina&Satchmo- Burnt Sugar
Demo #8- Celia Baron
Budos Rising- the Budos Band
Adeniji- the Budos Band
His Girl- the Budos Band
Good Friends, Good Music- Skeebo Knight
Sweet Little Angel-Honeytribe (live in Orlando ’06)
Burn the Crack House Down- Mojo:Saint(live 06)
Harper & the Midget- Twinemen (live 2/2/03 Chicago)
Cook for You- Twinemen (live 2/2/03 Chicago)
Pedastal- Portishead
Carried Away- Bassnectar
Groovin’ on a Feelin’- Laid Back
Sunshine Day- Osibisa
Food in the Belly- Xavier Rudd
Soulshine- Warren Haynes/Vusi Mahlasela (live Bonaroo 04)
Scarlet Begonias- Jazz is Dead
Jungle tango-the Jazz Mandolin Project



I wasn’t planned for it, but when a fellow DJ needs help, I try to be there. This was a fill in that caught me with an empty belly and not enough resources to keep myself perfectly hydrated. But since there is much worse going on all over the place, this was not really a big deal. The emergency fill in went a little like this. With a thanks to our music director ANNA, who relieved my early so I could get to the Bob Dylan show on time. More on that to come.

I’ll be the One- Warren Haynes (live at Bonaroo ’04)
Papa Was a Rolling Stone- Los Lobos (Live WDET)
Built for Comfort- Merl Saunder & Friends (live)
Funky Helmet- the Poogie Bell band
Reefer Headed Woman- Cashman
Mule- Gov’t Mule (live)
Still I’m Sad->Dazed & Confused-the Yardbirds (live ’06)
Factory Girl- Treat her Right
Little Dog- Blue Miracle
Suzie- Blue Miracle
Poison Whiskey- Tishamingo
Papa Dukie & the Mudpeople- the Subdudes
Social Aid & Pleasure Club- the Subdudes
Looking at You- the Subdudes
By July- Sirsy (uncovered)
Pet- Sirsy
Power to the People- Black Eyed Peas
(just like)Starting Over- the Flaming Lips
Give Peace a Chance-Aerosmith/Sierra Leone Refugee Allstars
Crystal Blue Persuasion- Concrete Blonde
Down with It- Reuben Wilson
Stairway to Heaven-Doug Johns
Gig Shirt- Doug Johns
the Claw-Doug Johns & Victor Wooten
Play This-Keller Williams
***Conversation with David Gans***
Gutterpunk Blues- Stratospheerius
Breaking the Law- Hayseed Dixie
Stay in Bed, Forget the Rest-Deeelite


Enjoy Desdamona’s THE SOURCE.

Desdamona is the premiere female hip hop & spoken word artist in the Midwest. Inspired and empowered by rap and R&B, she moved to Minneapolis, to get noticed on the music scene. “I found open mics and started to perform my lyrics as poetry and I got known as a spoken-word artist, when the truth is, that’s not what I was initially. But becoming a spoken-word artist actually made me a better writer.” She has been awarded the MN Music Award for Best Spoken Word Artist for the past five years. her first full length cd, The Ledge, largely produced by Reggae legends Sly & Robbie. She also co-founded and produces B Girl Be, the only female hip hop festival to incorporate all four elements of hip hop. B Girl Be (named after one of her poems) celebrates its third annual festival in June, 2007. June 2007 also marks the release of Desdamona‘s second full length release The Source, which is a nationally released project on FS Music.
The Source is set to wake up minds and inspire those you always wanted to try, something. Desdamona shines THE LIGHT on those willing to look and listen, from true soul, a taste of hip hip and man if there isn’t a madd dash of Reggae flow mixed with a poetic reality. This album is the SOURCE of being aware that you are a human BEING not just a human DOING.



on the side of the road w/David Gans.

Its always fun to meet up with people for conversations while they are on the road. This is no exception. I had the pleasure of grabbing a few moments of the well documented Grateful Dead historian’s time. David will be coming to Bridgeport Connecticut two times in the near future and I would venture to say it will be two ‘not to be missed ‘ shows. With a brand new album out (TWISTED LOVE SONGS), his Grateful Dead hour, and a passion for the southwest, David and I chat about so much in such a short time and I invite you all to check out our conversation here.

For all the info on David, his tour and his history CLICK HERE for the David Gans website.


Seriously Sirsy

Last week ended in a rockin’ fashion for me. On Friday night, I kicked back with the large crowd of happy concert goers and watched SIRSY take the Main Pub in Manchester Connecticut by a dynamic duo storm. I honestly feel that this is what they would do at a festival, an intimate gathering or even just a small birthday party. Melanie is as pleasant off stage as she is on, she will electrify, energize and make all your parts move with a, errrrrrrrr certain tingle. Rich is on guitar, bass sounds and a little bass/snare with his feet. He is steady flowing man, taking the sounds into medleys and bouncing it off and back into original tracks that really pump!!! Melanie, standing up (oh yeah) wails on the drum kit like it cheated on her, makes magic happen with each beat…also plays the flute, sings and takes the crowd into her hands and molds them into rock -n- roll Sirsy soldiers, poised to take on the night together. Thanks to Keith at the Main Pub in Manchester for getting this band to the thirsty earholes of the people in this area. Folks, you should be talking your local club owners into bringing this act to a place near you….NOW!!



Rod Beck…Saved many days.

Former Giants closer Rod Beck, whose spirit flowed as freely as his long, dirty blond hair, and who intimidated hitters with a Fu Manchu mustache and an even more menacing split-finger fastball, was found dead in his Phoenix home Saturday. He was 38. Beck saved 286 games over 13 major-league seasons, including 199 for the Giants from 1991-97. That stood as the franchise record until Robb Nen broke it in 2002. Moments after Nen earned the milestone save, Beck phoned the Giants media-relations department to make sure they relayed a message of congratulations. With a beer belly and the Fu Manchu, Beck had the look of an old-time ballplayer and the fortitude to be a closer, although he did not possess the brute force of a Goose Gossage. His fastball rarely hit 90 mph during his most successful years, but his splitter was unhittable. He stood on the mound, staring at the batter, bent at the waist with his right arm dangling before he delivered the ball. Beck looked like a gunslinger, which made his nickname of “Shooter” so appropriate. “When I was playing for the Indians and we would go to Milwaukee, when they brought in a reliever, they’d be brought in on a Harley-Davidson,” Giants broadcaster Duane Kuiper said. “I always thought Rod would be the perfect guy to ride in on a Harley every time he came in, because that’s how he looked and that’s how he pitched. Rod Beck is someone I will always keep with me as I many times mimicked that intimidating arm swing and wind up while playing some backyard wiffleball. My thoughts to his family.


Looking for my EDGE…

Sometimes there are events that make you just, have an EDGE..plain and simple. That has recently taken place and for NOW, I am sworn to take the high road and be the bigger person. Most of me feels that in this case that is HOGWASH. Hogwash is a pretty funny term. So for now, I keep my cool….hooray for self-discipline. (How long do you think this approach will last?)
It’s a matter of respect and those in situations to show some forgetting to prioritize and make sure the right things are taken care of to show a deserving person, SOME RESPECT. There is no way to get a second chance to honor someone at the proper time, those moments come and go and cannot be retrieved, recycled and certainly NOT re-invented. SHAME ON YOU. But anyways, there was a show:

I Wish you Would- John Hammond
I Can Tell- John Hammond
Shake for Me- John Hammond
Season of the Witch- Bloomfield/Kooper/Stills
the Things that I Used to do- G. Love & Special Sauce
Shooting Hoops- G. Love & Special Sauce
She’s a Healer- Neil Young
Country Death Song- Violent Femmes
Pistol Disco Medley-the Sex Pistols
Take my Hand- Jennifer Gentle
Supergirl’s Complaint- Bourbon Princess
Rumdrum- Tomas Einarsson
O’ Congo- Babaloo
Towering Inferno- th Green Arrows
No Delay (Bullitt)- the Green Arrows
Moose- Toubab Krewe (live)
Loose Lucy- Grateful Dead
Helipad- Andy Timmons
Redemption- Andy Timmons
R-n-R Hootchie Coo- Danger Danger (live)
By July- Sirsy (uncovered)
Life of the Mind- Club d’Elf (live)
Miami Blues- Akashic Record
Gig Shirt- Doug Johns
the good, the bad, the ugly- The Dillingers
Magnificent Seven- the Dillingers
Messin’ Around- the Ramblers
Rough & Ready- the Ramblers
Stoyane (male-le)- Transglobal Underground
Porch Swing- Bourbon Princess
Devils Dream- Peter Prince
Life by the Drop- Stevie Ray Vaughn
Voodoo Woman- Nicole Hart & NRG (live)
Woman Stay- the Jamie McLean Band
Action Packed- Green Light
Mitote- Mitote Band

Andy Timmons–

As guitarist for pop-metal band Danger Danger, Andy Timmons toured the world opening for Kiss and Alice Cooper, sold over a million records worldwide, and had two #1 videos on MTV, plus amassing a discography that includes 7 solo releases that range from blazing guitar instrumentals, to blues, and even a Beatles/Elvis Costello-inspired collection of pop tunes. As a session player, he’s been highly featured on CDs by drumming legend Simon Phillips, a live CD with Olivia Newton-John (Andy has been her music director/guitarist for several U.S. tours), two internationally acclaimed CDs by Kip Winger, recording sessions for Paula Abdul, Paul Stanley, and countless radio and television jingles. He has also played alongside many of his heroes such as Steve Vai and Joe Satriani (as a regular guest on their G3 tours in Dallas), Eric Johnson, Steve Morse, Mike Stern, Ace Frehley, Ted Nugent, and Pierre Bensusan, as well as some of his fave ’60’s singing stars such as the Beach Boys, Lesley Gore, and Gordon Waller…..But perhaps the best story is in his work with BARNEY. SAY WHAT????

Listen here for some great music talk and shared laughter.


and comin’ round the mountain…….
click me gang.

Hump Day Pill Box

ahhh a hump day…well you all know what to do. I think I put together a set that allows many juices to flow……super sweetened with that greenarrowradio lust….ENJOY.

Whole Lotta Love- Perry Farrell
Riddles- Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
Dumpsta-Funk Jam- DumpstaFunk
Mountain to Climb- Floyd Miles/Gregg Allman
Not Like I’ve Been Hurt by you- F. Miles/G. Allman
Long Shadow- Joe Strummer & the Mescaleros
Redemption Song- Joe Strummer & the Mescaleros
Juju in those Strings(GEO-Remix)- Eccodek
Wosoubour- Eccodek/Vieux Farka Toure
Gimme Shelter- Angelique Kidjo w/Joss Stone
Salala- Angelique Kidjo w/Peter Gabriel
Crystal Blue Persuasion- Concrete Blonde
Have a Lucky Day- Morphine
All Wrong- Morphine
Take Some Time- the Pietasters
Spiderview- the Pietasters
Ninja of Love- Keller Williams/Michael Franti
Passing Eternal Time w/Adventures- Deejay Om
The Arrival- Deejay Om
White Fang- Bill Frisell
***Conversation with Mr. Bill Frisell***
Tony- Bill Frisell
Dos Caminos- Omar Sosa (live)
Rumdrum- Tomas Einarsson
Fayetteville- DBR w/DJ Scientific
Kodo (Hishou)- Yoshida Brothers
Panorama- Yoshida Brothers
Red Sun- Anoushka Shankar
No One to Run with- the Allman Brothers
Woman Stay- the Jamie McLean Band
Coffee- Papa Mali
Pray- the Book of Knots w/Tom Waits
Gongzilla’s Dilemma- Gongzilla
What a Story- Liquid Soul
Love will Sanctify the Devils Stomping Ground- Green Light (live)
When the Saints go Marching- Mimi Fox
Freight Train- Pedro Arevalo (unreleased)
***Conversation with Buddy Wakefield***
the most Dangerous Woman- Utah Phillips/Ani DiFranco
Why Come- Utah Phillips/Ani DiFranco
Unless you are Free- Utah Phillips/Ani DiFranco

some of us have different idea of what to do on hump day?!

Buddy Wakefield: listens by talking

Buddy Wakefield is the two-time Individual World Poetry Slam Champion featured on NPR, the BBC, HBO’s Def Poetry Jam, and most recently a moment with MisterG & greenarrowradio. In 2004 he won the Individual World Poetry Slam Finals thanks to the support of anthropologist and producer Norman Lear then successfully defended that title at the International Poetry Festival in Rotterdam, Netherlands against the national champions of seven European countries with works translated into Dutch. n the spring of 2001 Buddy left his position as the executive assistant at a biomedical firm in Gig Harbor, WA, sold or gave away everything he owned, moved to the small town of Honda Civic and set out to live for a living, touring North American poetry venues through 2003. He still tours full time while co-managing The Bullhorn Collective (a talent agency founded by Wakefield, made up of 30+ of the most accomplished performance poets alive), and considers his recent tours with Ani DiFranco the highlight of his career thus far.

Buddy is known for delivering raw, rounded, high vibration performances of humor and heart.

I invite you to listen here as Buddy & I share words.