An actual Supenae makes it official. After the seven year endurance test of witnessing the most radical upheaval of our society since the Sixties, we achieve the unprecedented historic landmark of the first ever Indictment of a current or former President. Regardless which side of this Political shit-storm occupied this is, without question, not a time for celebration.
Born in 1956, becoming aware in the Camelot era of Kennedy and at ringside during the historic events and societal upheaval of the Nixon/Agnew Era. Let’s face it, both would have been indicted if not for a pardon and in Agnew’s case his abject fear of prison and general thieving corrupt nature. His followers were every bit as unhinged and uninformed as even MTG today. None of this will be on Mixcloud as there is no room for that much text. I am hoping for Accountability to finally happen.
The best way to describe this episode is to reveal that my state of mind was unsettled, cluttered and desperately searching for a way to shut out the noise and anguish caused by a significant death in the family and a manchild whose 7 year assault on Truth, Democracy, Justice, Reality and basic decency had finally crossed the threshold into what should be the beginning of the end.
Musically, this is where it takes us. New things from: Nickel Creek, Peter Gabriel, Eric Krasno & Stanton Moore, Jenny Lewis, The New Pornographers, The Cash Box Kings, Steve Dawson, Bob Perry, Peter Case, Flyying Colours, Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit, and more. PLUS: Jawbreaker, Negativland, Robert Fripp, Daryl Hall, David Sylvian & Ryuichi Sakamoto, O Positive, Robbie Robertson, Over The Rhine, Lloyd Cole, Mose Allison, Alex Chilton, True Believers, Alejandro Escovedo, Whiskeytown, Fleetwood Mac, Peter Frampton, Thad Cockrell, Lewis Taylor, Stevie Wonder, Mercury Rev, Julian Cope, The The, Jon Astley, The Beatles, Peter Bradley Adams, eastmountainsouth, Immaculate Fools, The House Of Love, Jellyfish, Cracker, Slade, Toots & The Maytals, Junior Murvin, Dr. John, Little Feat, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Jimmy Lafave, Bob Dylan, Little Axe, Tom Waits, The White Stripes and more!
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New Releases from Hozier, Shame, The Long Ryders, Dry Cleaning, Lichen Slow, Wunderhorse, Rickie Lee Jones, Moby (with- Lady Blackbird), Manchester Orchestra, Johnny Burgos and Inhaler.
What does Saturday sound like? Like everything else, it’s a given that each of us has their own idea, and they are all correct. Here’s my take on a late Winter Saturday a stone’s throw away from Atlantic City. In a few weeks it will change but as I strap into the control center of The Basement the idea is to capture the day, make it this day, in music. There is no grand plan other than to pick a good opener and let the music guide the path. Let’s see where it takes us.
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Did you ever have a special Saturday Night or Weekend song to get started? A tune that wiped the slate of a busy week clean, signaling that time to party had begun. I certainly had a few and a pair of them open this Episode as the Saturday Show for this week, shifts to much later in the day. Now don’t feel you can only play this show at night, it’s just this would be my show tonight. Some new releases from The Long Ryders, Robin Lane, Cliff Hillis, Elvis Presley, Fontaines D.C., Ron Gallo, The Minks, Steve Mason, Baaba Maal, Peter Gabriel, Bartees Strange and Marc Broussard. We also keep our eye on the sparrow, bidding Robert Blake a fond farewell. A great, often brilliant, actor he was unique and sometimes odd but his career had work displaying his undeniable talent. Soon we will need to start begging for some coins again.. But not quite yet. Thanks for everything, especially the holes on each side of your head.
The week delay in delivery was enough to get the studio squared away but also yielded 3 more inspiring artists sent on their way to The Afterparty. That adds a nice sized tribute set to the Rock and Soul goodness already planned. Wayne Shorter, David Lindley and Gary Rossington are remembered and celebrated within and the music is so good, it only adds to the overall vibe. From Sam Cooke to The Replacements, Stevie Wonder to The Smithereens and even Johnny Kidd & The Pirates to The Stooges joining Bo Diddley, The Animals, Bob Seger, Little Richard,, Marshall Crenshaw, Dave Edmunds, The Kinks, The Rolling Stones, James Brown, Rosco Gordon, The Isley Brothers, Humble Pie, J. Geils Band, The Ramones and so much more, We think this is the perfect batch of sets to move any party toward the danger zone. Thanks for all the support and most of all, your ears. Not much from the new release bin, but couldn’t resist sharing Mike Peter’s new Alarm music after his second beatdown of the big C. Look for a bunch of new things in Episode #205 soon.
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