You should find this episode bright and early Monday morning stuffed with some great new releases in the hope you locate new musical satisfaction to get your ears properly adjusted. You will experience intoxicating new sounds from: Corinne Bailey Rae, Will Johnson, The Folk Implosion, Becca Mancari (with Brittney Howard), The National (with Rosanne Cash and Bon Iver), Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, M. Ward (with First Aid Kit), Glen Hansard, Paul Rodgers, Buddy and Julie Miller, Bark, Jamie Hoover, The Replacements, Teenage Fanclub, Low Cut Connie, Carlos Niño; Friends, Joshua Redman, Miles Davis Quintet, Explosions In The Sky and more. It’s very likely that something unheard will be uncovered among the choice cuts we selected from likes of Cheap Trick, Electric Light Orchestra, Pugwash, XTC, Mike Viola And The Candy Butchers, Tim Buckley, Jeff Buckley, Echo & The Bunnymen, The Godfathers, Tommy Keene, The Cure, The Psychedelic Furs, Damien Rice, Sea Wolf, Camper Van Beethoven, Gutterball, Warren Zevon, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Darrell Scott, Alejandro Escovedo, The Swimming Pool Q's, Dr. John and others. If you find even one song that makes your day better it will make our week, especially Teenage Eddie’s. Thanks for listening and supporting FTB.
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Although I truly believe every new day is bonus time, there are certain entries on the calendar that cause a personal shift in the atmosphere. The last day of Summer is a biggie in my world. A marker of time. When young it was “only 2 more Summers and I’m out of school,” whereas these days more “how many more Summers are left?” It’s not sadness but more melancholy, regardless of the year. A mood that perfectly fits the last of part of our Mixtape Series: A Jersey Shore Summer, #5 The End. A tone poem of just what I feel like this spin around the sun. Hope you enjoy it and that Spring gets here soon. DL
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During the never ending unpacking and purge I uncovered some things unseen and unplayed in a long time. Included is unreleased/live stuff from Ben Lee, who also has a new single in the new release bin making a perfect fit. Other new things are featured like Jenny Lewis, The Len Price 3, Superchunk, Tony Stives, The Pretenders, The Radio Field, Irreversible Entanglements and Van Morrison. Prayers have been answered with a 1974 recording of Beck, Bogert & Appice that I have been wanting to hear since, as only poorly recorded bootlegs could be found. Perhaps the biggest surprise was the unexpected return of legendary Bass Player Derek Smalls, inspired by the overwhelming hype surrounding Barbie, of all things! Will there be a foil covered cucumber sighting is one question making the rounds. Also a short peek into the massive Who’s Next: Lifehouse set needed some attention. Gary Wright was not an artist often associated with New Jersey but as a native and old man music nerd, NJ born and raised Gary and his UK bandmates in Spooky Tooth have been favorites since Jr. High. Same story with Joe Walsh who is thankfully still with us. To mark Gary’s ticket to the afterparty we are presenting a tribute for a safe and peaceful journey to see his dear friend George Harrison. Thanks for listening and supporting this show, which again remains Politics free to serve as a respite while the free-fall de-evolution continues to swell beyond reason. DL
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Twenty-nine years ago today, we became parents for the first (and only) time after 14 years of marriage. Let me just say it wasn’t for lack of trying and I believe was largely due to gradually accepting that it just might not be in the cards for us. We did learn quickly why people younger were better equipped for this level of life upheaval, as opposed to Dad pushing 38 and Mom just 2 years younger. The ensuing years have been what I can only describe as a never ending battle with Gale force winds pushing us in every direction, and dumping us on an out of control emotional Roller Coaster after a mere 18 months of bliss. Our daughter suddenly was in very real danger of not making it to her second birthday. At first it appeared to be Leukemia but that would have been too easy. Thanks to the incredible staff of The Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts in Boston, she was properly diagnosed with Evans Syndrome, a very rare and dangerous immune disorder that neither of us (or anyone we knew) had even a smidge of knowledge about.
But this was one tough kid and she had a stubborn Sicilian warrior Mother that never left her side. I was blessed to be working at Rykodisc in Salem, having moved us there on (what else) Halloween Night from Santa Fe as Deregulation of Radio Ownership rules were blown apart. Blessed because Don Rose owned Rykodisc and even though I had only been running the Promotion Department for a few months, when Mary Reynard (our HR Department) informed him The Floating Hospital was not on our Medical Plan, he instantly said, “It is now!” It has never been routine or easy for her, not even a little and there are some days she is a millimeter away from throwing in the towel but Anastasia Delia Marrone is still with us, thanks to people like that and we will never forget it. And I will never forget that moment in St. Vincent’s Hospital in Santa Fe when she was placed in my arms for the first time. I never imagined I could love anything or anyone that fiercely, a feeling so powerful it will never leave and even all these years later still brings tears to my eyes. Happy Birthday, Sweetie.
This episode contains new sounds from The Chemical Brothers, The Rolling Stones, Low Cut Connie, Joan Osborne, Toyah Featuring Robert Fripp, James Blake, Graham Parker & the Goldtops, Kristin Hersh, Sparklehorse and Adjunct Ensemble. Spice is added from Billy Cobham, Jeff Beck, Beth Hart, Lee Hazlewood, Gene Loves Jezebel, The Smiths, Low, Gene Pitney, Rufus & Chaka Khan, Sly & The Family Stone, Tower of Power, David Bowie, Roy Buchanan, Cream, Willie Dixon, Little Axe, Morphine, Curtis Mayfield, Kenny White, Mose Allison, Tame Impala and more. Thanks for everything, especially your ears. Hope you enjoy the show.
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Summer lasts until the Autumnal Equinox on September 23, so it’s not even the last week, let alone the last day. We will mark the close of the season with the final 2023 Summer Mixtape around that date. For FTB #227 there’s new releases from Julian Cope, Black Pumas, Hiss Golden Messenger, Annabel Lee, Wreckless Eric, Grandaddy, City and Colour, Cusp, Peter Gabriel, The National, Ghost Of Vroom, Dylan LeBlanc and my current favorite, Billy Valentine & the Universal Truth which marks the rebirth of the legendary Flying Dutchman’s Jazz imprint. Also expect the usual/unusual wide range of sounds including The Police, Fela Kuti With Ginger Baker, The Section Quartet, Little Feat, Gil Scott-Heron, Bobby 'Blue' Bland, Bill Withers, Phil Roy, Ray Charles, Limblifter, James Walsh, The Dream Syndicate, The Sound, Marvin Gaye and more. Thanks for all the support and love. DL
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