The episodes are coming fast and furious now that my home studio is finally coming together and boxes are getting unpacked. FTB #114 marks new releases from Alice Cooper, Real Estate’s new single, the return of Smith & Burrows, Reed Turchi, more from Steven Wilson and a batch of Wild Pink which is shaping up to be a 2021 musical highlight. We wish David Sylvian a very Happy Birthday with an extended and eclectic set and visit with old friends Damien Rice, Rickie Lee Jones, The Lucy Show, Jónsi, The Cure, Gary Numan, Black Sabbath, Free, R.E.M., Lloyd Cole, Howlin Wolf, David Bowie and a whole bunch more. Stay safe, schedule your Covid Vaccination as soon as you can and thanks so much for your unwavering support at https://paypal.me/pools/c/8beKwFWlHR. Thanks for listening.
There is an abundance of new music in episode #113 of FTB including fresh arrivals from The Hold Steady, Manchester Orchestra, Loretta Lynn with Margo Price, Matthew Sweet, Mogwai, Lord Huron, Wild Pink, Mike Doughty’s new Ghost Of Vroom project, the return of Del Amitri after a long absence and a sneak peek of the new Teenage Fanclub record “Endless Arcade.” Also get ready for a flurry of rarities from my dear departed friend Tommy Keene and a tribute to the remarkable Jon Mark who sadly left the planet for the afterparty in the sky. Somehow we manage to fit it disparate sounds from Michael Hall, Wynonie Harris, Grant Hart, T Bone Burnett, The Posies, Chuck Berry, Smokey Robinson, My Morning Jacket, The Kinks, Eric Burdon & War, George Harrison, Cannonball Adderley and still leave room to explore the new expanded remaster of The Band’s seminal “Stage Fright” album. Thanks as always for joining in the fun and for keeping the funds rolling in at https://paypal.me/pools/c/8beKwFWlHR.
Still absorbing the loss of my best friend Joe. That void, the lack of a Perp Walk so far for Tangerine Mussolini as he morphs into The Orange Teflon Don and the continuing Covid isolation watching our Nation teetering finds once again that music remains salvation. This time we have new stuff from Langhorne Slim, David Gray, Shovels and Rope, Steven Wilson, Aaron Lee Tasjan and Rod Abernethy, joining a lineup that includes Big Star, Tommy James, Elliott Smith, Stevie Wonder, The Replacements, Porno For Pyros, Radiohead, Billy Bragg, Fatal Flowers, John Lennon, Jo Jo Gunne, Gladys Knight and so much more. We pay tribute to a true giant of music, Chick Corea and say farewell to a great songwriter by the name of Jim Weatherly. Thanks for listening and continuing your generous support at https://paypal.me/pools/c/8beKwFWlHR. Stay safe, try to be kind and turn up the music.
This episode is done in tribute and memory for my best friend, Joe Cerach “aka” Joey Bolt. That’s Joe and me on the cover posing in my home studio in Santa Fe, New Mexico back in 1994, just one of many times when he went above and beyond the call helping me schlep across the country for work. A real friend is rare to find and devastating to lose, especially so young. As fate would have it, 2 days after Joe passed I received the new album from one of his absolute favorite artists, Steven Wilson’s “The Future Bites.” I would like to believe he has already heard it. We’ll feature that along with new stuff from Typhoon, Teenage Fanclub and the return of Too Much Joy alongside a deep excavation of sounds in an attempt to recreate the endless hours Joe and I spent discovering, exploring and acquiring as much music as humanly possible. Hope you enjoy the journey and don’t miss the included tribute to Tom Stevens of The Long Ryders. As always, thanks for all your generous contributions at https://paypal.me/pools/c/8beKwFWlHR which make everything possible.
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