Have an absolutely beautiful rest of your life.
Things are getting pretty interesting as we head into Thanksgiving Week and by that I mean we appear to enter a new level or zone of Bizarro World several times a day… every day. Episode #103 attempts to present a musical distraction for us all and proof to listener/supporter William Ross that I do not need to be bribed to play Green On Red, although to be honest it helped. Other pay for pay delights come from Rahsaan Roland Kirk, The Teardrop Explodes, Edwyn Collins, Lee Michaels, The Comsat Angels, My Morning Jacket, Curtis Mayfield, Nouvelle Vague, Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy, The Rascals, a taste of Neil Young’s Archive #2, Keith’s Wino’s reissue, Dr. John, Stevie Wonder, U.K. and something new from Marika Hackman. That really just scratches the surface but hopefully you get the idea. Thanks as always for the love and support at https://paypal.me/pools/c/8beKwFWlHR.
I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to do an episode on Friday the 13 in this surreal year of 2020, so here you have From The Basement Episode #102. A few recurring themes mixed with new things from Bootsy Collins, William Shatner and Buddy & Julie Miller, as well as new/old things from David Bowie, The Only Ones, Mike Cooley, Patterson Hood & Jason Isbell, Todd Rundgren, The Chameleons, Pylon and the proverbial so much more! I tried to get this up before the Midnight hour but in my basement, it’s still Friday night. Thanks for everything, be safe, wear a fucking mask and stay alive! https://paypal.me/pools/c/8beKwFWlHR
Was going to wait for the final results but had to force myself away from the insanity and head downstairs to the comfort of my studio. I think we all need a distraction and I prefer them musical, this show was recorded 11/4/20 and finished at 11:30 pm. A few new things from Elvis Costello, Karen O teaming up with Willie Nelson, the return of Michael Penn, an incredible new track from Daniel Lanois, Smokescreens flash us back to early Cure and R.E.M. and there’s a long overdue remaster of a true Power Pop cornerstone album from Van Duren. We try to make some sense or at least take a breather from a reality show experiment that has simply gone too far. Hopefully Sly, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley, Santana, John Martyn, Gang Of Four, Stevie Wonder, Kings Missile and Crimson, Neil Young, Brian Auger, Patti Smith, Patty Griffin and so much more will bring a smile. Thanks as always for listening, getting in touch and supporting this show at https://paypal.me/pools/c/8beKwFWlHR.
From The Basement hits triple digits this episode and all the thanks go to those that have continued to support the show through donations and simply just by listening. When this series began I was in a very bad place healthwise, not sure of what was to come, but knew I had to continue sharing my obsession with music. Huge hugs go to Joey and Robin Cerach who gave us a place to regroup, lick our wounds and start again. We simply couldn’t have without them and the cover star of this episode, my Brother-In-Law Larry Love. Get ready for a few old favorites and a batch of new stuff from the likes of Julien Baker, Kaki King, The War On Drugs, Otis Gibbs, Sturgill Simpson, Randall Bramblett, Cliff Hillis, Joey Molland, Tyler Ramsey, Shemekia Copeland, Joe Bonamassa, Will Kimbrough, Gorillaz and Leon Bridges & Lucky Daye. We also say farewell to Spencer Davis and Jerry Jeff Walker. Thanks for listening and all the love & support at https://paypal.me/pools/c/8beKwFWlHR.
Finally! After nearly two years we are settling in to our new place. What a whirlwind of insanity and that’s not even taking into account the state of the Country right now. Episode #99 is the first coming from what I hope will be my final studio. We have all had enough of moving. Joe and Robin Cerach had our backs when we needed it most but as we all know, there’s no place like home. There’s music for all those thoughts included, as well as new stuff from The Drive-By Truckers, The Posies, Jónsi (with and without Elizabeth Fraser), Bruce Springsteen and my new favorite band, The Midnight Callers. We send a late Birthday card to John Lennon with more from a great new Jem Records tribute album, as well as a new “ultimate mix” collection. We give a sad farewell to guitar legend Eddie Van Halen and dive into new historical releases from The Grateful Dead, Prince, Bob Dylan, The Replacements, The Doobie Brothers, New Order and Ultravox. If that doesn’t sound weird enough, just wait until you hear how Pop-O-Pies, Bad Company, Lee Dorsey, The Ramones, Let’s Active and Led Zeppelin fill in the gaps. Thanks for all the support at https://paypal.me/pools/c/8beKwFWlHR and most of all for listening.
Our world gets stranger every day and in an attempt to try and makes some sense of it all, we present Episode #98 (Joe’s Garage Act LVIII) which will hopefully soothe the savage beasts we seem to be turning into. New stuff from Matthew Ryan (Strays Don’t Sleep), Eels, Jesse Malin, The Shins, Brittney Howard (with Bon Iver), Dramarama, Low Cut Connie, Mike Doughty's exciting new project Ghosts Of Vroom and Aimee Mann covering Leonard Cohen. We also bid a tearful farewell to The Notorious RBG and somehow manage to connect Dean Martin, The Velvet Underground, Roxy Music, The Stranglers, Warren Zevon, The Blue Nile, The Orwells, Robert Fripp and The Bee Gees and much more. Thanks as always for your unwavering and generous support at https://paypal.me/pools/c/8beKwFWlHR.
It has been a whirlwind of confusion around these parts recently and I’m not even referring to the current political/societal maelstrom. We have been trying to buy a house and move for about a year and after several false starts we appear to be on the precipice. 2020… what a year! At any rate, this episode consists of long sets containing new music from Doves, Matt Berninger, David Johansen, Amy Rigby and Wreckless Eric, New Order, Bruce Springsteen with The E Street Band and a glimpse into the Joni Mitchell archives. We say goodbye to Toots Hibbert and Gary Peacock and lean on wisdom from the likes of Stan Ridgway, King Crimson, Stevie Wonder, Urge Overkill, Paul Rogers (with and without Free), Gregg Allman, The Wonder Stuff and Lothar & The Hand People for comfort. Thanks for you continued support at https://paypal.me/pools/c/8beKwFWlHR and most of all for listening.
Labor Day 2020 is one of the recurring themes of FTB#96 as we get ready to close the book on perhaps the weirdest Summer in our history. We offer up some new things from David Johansen, Grant-Lee Phillips, Jonathan Wilson, Robert Plant with Patty Griffin, Raye Zaragoza, Melody Gardot with Sting and Bill Callahan. We also dig into a great new Marc Bolan tribute, which was the last project of the legendary Hal Wilner, and newly released Vault material from David Bowie and The Stones. There are also gems included from Sly & The Family Stone, Radiohead, Car Seat Headrest, The Happenings, The Jesus & Mary Chain, Roy Orbison, The Black Crowes, Stevie Wonder, New York Dolls and a ton more. Be safe, wear a mask and thanks so much for your continued and generous support at https://paypal.me/pools/c/8beKwFWlHR. We couldn’t do this without you.
We spend some time saying goodbye to another musician that has left us entirely too young, Justin Townes Earle. Don’t miss the solo session I posted from him the day the news hit us. We’ll hear new stuff from eels, Bon Iver, Great Peacocks, Luna taking on Television, Sufjan Stevens, Josh Ritter and what could be my favorite new band, The Midnight Callers with a rocking cover of a Bill Withers classic. Speaking of classics, we find room for a very rare Hendrix single, a momo Family recording, some Dave Mason artifacts, Marti Jones, Unicorn, Dumptruck, a rare Ryan Adams tune and everything from The Buckinghams to Game Theory. And there’s still time for a dive into a new Willie Nile tribute album with tracks from old friends Kenny White, Richard Barone and James Maddock. Thanks as always for listening, subscribing and keeping us afloat financially at https://paypal.me/pools/c/8beKwFWlHR
A massive power loss delayed the release of this latest episode, which we will deal with musically. We complete our tribute to the late Peter Green with some tasty odds and ends and celebrate the return of a pair of alternative music icons, The Psychedelic Furs and John Foxx. Neil Young’s 2020 reworking of “Looking For A Leader” send us off on a tangent including The Staples Singers, David Byrne, Garland Jeffreys, Action Figures, Soul Coughing, Nine Horses (David Sylvian) and more. There’s a new album from Irish band Fontanes D.C., new tracks from Robert Plant and Elvis Costello and Ben Harper & Rhianon Giddens put a fresh coat of paint on an old Nick Drake chestnut. This extra long episode has plenty more to offer from Jim James, David Bowie, Yes, King Curtis, Guadalcanal Diary, Too Much Joy, Love, Spirit, Charles Bradley and much more. Don’t forget to stick around after the closing theme for a hilarious new offering from Harry Shearer. Thanks so much for your support at https://paypal.me/pools/c/8beKwFWlHR and most of all for listening.
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