This episode of BAD was a pure exercise of letting go and following a stream of consciousness in search of the elusive “radio muse.” Trusting the first instinct and taking a leap of faith, there were a few things I needed to get to, like the new track from The War On Drugs which starts us off, some Hendrix to mark his “death day,” a bit From Gang Of Four live in NYC in ‘82, a new My Morning Jacket track and Jason Isbell’s R.E.M. cover. All of that was happily accomplished and the entire ride took some twists - Walter Cronkite being bookended by Mighty Lemon Drops and Lee Michaels? Works for me. Also new things from Aoife O'Donovan, Iggy Pop & Matt Sweeney, Willa Amai and Bob Perry, a chat with Peter and Mike from REM, Lou Reed live and very talkative, The Dean Ween Group, Lenny Bruce and plenty more. Hope you enjoy the show as much as we enjoy your support at https://paypal.me/pools/c/8beKwFWlHR
The latest episode is centered around the brilliant new album from Slothrust.
Hard to believe 20 years have passed. Longest episode to date, clocking in over 5 hours, but there was quite a bit to get to. The finale pays tribute to a school friend lost on that horrible day, and somehow includes part of a 2015 musical visit with Rickie Lee Jones. New stuff from Modest Mouse, Low, The Front Bottoms, Radiohead, Cat Popper, rare John Coltrane, and ton more. We stroll through musical neighborhoods inhabited by Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus, Game Theory, Jeff Buckley, and Let's Active, with detours bringing sounds from Led Zeppelin, Todd Rundgren, John Lee Hooker, The Shangra-Las and dozens of others. Thanks as always for your ears, and for your heart through your support here and at https://paypal.me/pools/c/8beKwFWlHR. Be safe.
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An old fashioned musical Beach Party, complete with the classics, as well as new unreleased Beach Boys. It's everything from Brian Wilson to Killing Joke, Donny Hathaway to new music from The Connells put together with love and hope for brighter days ahead. Enjoy, share and be safe out there. Thanks for the continued support at https://paypal.me/pools/c/8beKwFWlHR and most of all for listening.
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This marks the first half dozen shows centered around paying tribute to the free form aesthetic of early FM programming. Hear snippets of pioneer Alison Steele and her Nightbird show surrounded by new and old selections that combine in ways that hopefully take you on a ride of emotion, using musicality as your transportive vehicle. Turn the lights down and the volume up and let yourself go with the flow.
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There's no number on this episode, simply "Charlie's Good Tonight" a loving tribute to a gracious man of impeccable taste and prodigious talent, The "engine room" of The Rolling Stones and the heartbeat of many of our lives. Charlie Watts was in a league of his own and his never wavering time is now eternal.
Time for another drive around the record machine and FTB#139 is fully fueled with all kinds of sounds, new, old, known and seldom heard. We say farewell to the wonderful Nanci Griffith, plunder the new arrival pile for Nathaniel Rateliff, Joy Orbison, Mac Mccaughan, Aimee Mann, Willie Nile, the return of Backyard Tire Fire, Maserati, Sorrows, Dana Gillespie, Sufjan Stevens & Angelo DeAugustine, Amos Lee and Christone "Kingfish" Ingram. Make time for Bowie, The Devlins, Divine Horseman, Albert King, Lightnin' Slim, Nick Lowe, Todd Rundgren, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Dismemberment Plan, Don Covay, The Staple Singers, Little Richard, The Afghan Whigs and so much more. Thanks for the support at https://paypal.me/pools/c/8beKwFWlHR we literally couldn't survive without it.
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