FTB #184 is another Free Form romp through the music library, with some brand new sounds courtesy of Julian Cope, The National, Miles Davis, Silversun Pickups, Robyn Hitchcock, Valerie June, Tedeschi Trucks Band, David Bowie, Freedy Johnston and more. Ripper McSesh and Art Damage were hanging with Mike in the studio the entire time, continuing their quest to figure out how he can include Chet Baker, Alice In Chains, Led Zeppelin, Mississippi John Hurt and John Waite in the same set without even a minor musical trainwreck. Thanks again for the use of your ear holes to park our musical obsessions. As the great Lenny Bruce said in “Father Flotski’s Triumph” -- We’re giving it all up for you, Kinky!
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Didn’t realize it was National Radio Day but who are we to argue, instead of waiting we’ll unleash this puppy tonight. New music from Kasabian, Moby and Serpentwithfeet, Jesse Malin, Cheap Star, Duncan Sheik, Broken Bells, Kal Marks, Nick Piunti, The Grip Weeds, Julian Cope and Richard Barone. We dial the clock back for a visit with David Crosby and Ripper McSesh steals the station van, loads it with Interns and heads over the bridge to Atlantic City in an effort to take the temperature on a potential run for the White House from someone who already is guilty of fraud, mismanagement and not paying his bills locally. They apparently recommend a rectal probe for the best result. Thanks for everything, especially your ears.
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The passing of Lamont Dozier leaves a void that simply cannot be filled. While anyone musically aware likely know his name, you would be surprised how low the percentage really is. Especially when you consider that his astonishing body of work has touched and enriched the lives of nearly everyone. The least we can do is dedicate an entire episode to this remarkable individual. While I would urge anyone not familiar with the contributions of Mr. Dozier to the culture of the world investigate his likely never to be equaled achievements. Even those who do need to do the same. Although I have spent most of my 66 years on the planet absorbing, digesting and seeking out music and related information somewhat obsessively, there were still many things I learned over the process of putting this episode together. We should be thankful that we were alive during the same period that Lamont Dozier was enriching the musical culture of the planet. A true Giant has left the building, Ladies & Gentlemen. We hope you enjoy the show. Sending out thanks and respect to Art Damage and new addition Ripper McSesh for their essential contribution to this episode.
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I almost don’t want to let this one go, just like none of us wanted to let Uncle Bill go. A wonderful Human in every possible way, William Peters was a very spiritual, principled and kind man. He possessed the ability to be a source of calm in the midst of any sort of turbulence. While he was a Deacon and very religious man, for him it was not a political statement or means to an end, it was simply the way he was constructed. I’m pretty sure the mold used for Uncle Bill 88 years ago is out of circulation or at best very sparingly utilized, at least in the last few decades. As recently as the overturn of “Roe” he and I had a long talk and were in complete agreement about how wrong it was and he said, “All they want to do is control women, they don’t care about nurturing and taking care of the child after they are born.” Married to my Aunt Connie for 68 years, they are as in love today as the very first day they met. I miss him already.
This episode is a twisting path musically with turns aplenty but is all in his honor, even though some of the stuff I’m sure he wouldn’t care for, he wouldn’t let that stop his enjoyment of the rest. We all can’t like the same things, it would make life pretty boring. I’m just a bit miffed that I didn’t discover his love of “real” Country music until recently, allowing me to give him a new nickname. So Tex, this one's for you with all our love and respect. We’ll Meet Again.
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