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With round one of the vaccine complete for the three of us we patiently await completion of shot #2 by the end of the month. Yipee! This episode finds us spending a fair amount of time in the New Release Bin with fresh offerings from Crowded House, Iron & Wine, Jimbo Mathus & Andrew Bird, Jon Batiste, Flock Of Dimes, The Peacers, Moontype, Jeffrey Dean Foster, G.S. Schray, a killer single from Anderson East, Paul Weller, Calibre, Steven Wilson (mixed by Nile Rodgers) and new Jazz from Joe Dyson. Seeded amidst the new sounds we employ sonic connective tissue including Funkadelic, The Clash, Def Leppard, Wilco, The War On Drugs, Tower Of Power, Three Dog Night, Todd Rundgren, Marvin Gaye, The dB’s, Echo & The Bunnymen, Jr. Walker & The All Stars, Beck, Sly Stone and The Buzzcocks, to name a few. FTB 124 is a long one, so make sure the mood and accessories for a successful flight are ready for lift-off. Continued thanks for the love and support at https://paypal.me/pools/c/8beKwFWlHR. Get vaccinated!
Since I am finally scheduled for the Covid Vaccine tomorrow, FTB Episode #123 gets pushed up to today. A fairly varied assemblage that touches on everything from the Easter Holiday, the reason a Top 40 classic from Len Barry is the perfect song to play, a loving tribute to Richard Manuel and Gil Scott-Heron for their birthdays, the return of hard hitting Cactus, new music from John Grant, Moby (with Jim James), Daniel Lanois and Piers Faccini, previously unreleased historic sounds from Crosby Stills & Nash and Pete Yorn, and Christian Sands proving that the spirit of real jazz continues to grow and prosper. Everything is brought to a climax that can only be provided by Bruce and the boys with a 1988 E Street Band performance that escaped from the vault just last week.Thanks to all for your ears here and generosity at https://paypal.me/pools/c/8beKwFWlHR. Please stay as safe as you can and make sure to get stuck.
Big celebration in the house above The Basement as my severely immuno-compromised daughter finally received Pfizer shot #1, and your host is all set to get it done on Tuesday. We turn on the party lights with a jam-packed 3 and a half hour episode for FTB #122 and it was so nice of Mick & Keith of The Stones to drop by and help break in the new studio. We bid a sad farewell to Malcolm Cecil, inventor of TONTO and a man that inspired, influenced and literally moved the culture forward through his groundbreaking work. There are new projects to explore from First Aid Kit, Steven Wilson, Cathal Coughlan, Dr. Lonnie Smith with Iggy Pop and Badfinger, with special guests including cult heroes The Legendary Pink Dots. We also explore a historic Allman Brothers gig, recorded while all original members were among the living, and pull discs from all over the library including Booker T. Jones, Todd Rundgren, Matthew Sweet, solo stuff from Ken and Jon of The Posies, James Carr, Muddy Waters, Russ Ballard, The Box Tops, The Sound, Primal Scream, King Crimson, Bill Lloyd, Lewis Taylor and much more. Thanks for the continued love shown at https://paypal.me/pools/c/8beKwFWlHR. Thanks for everything, big love to all.
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