Recorded today before I go into Baseball Depression as no matter what, the final game of the season is upon us! The staff of Mike’s Basement/Joe’s Garage kicks off our Fall Fund Drive with an episode (#71/Act XXXI) filled to the brim with new stuff and historical new arrivals. There are even two different Symphony Orchestras (Colorado and Louisville) with new releases from Jim James, The Flaming Lips, Van Morrison (with Bill Medley), Bootsy Collins endorsed Jack Broadbent, a truly historic and monumental recording of James Brown from 1969, Frank Zappa spending Halloween in Chicago back in 1973 and more new stuff from David Byrne, Neil Young (with Crazy Horse and Nils Lofgren), Ben Goldberg, Isobel Campbell, Todd Rundgren, Leonard Cohen, Josh Rouse, Philip Price and the proverbial whole bunch more. We have managed to keep this going thanks to you and hope you continue to support the effort at https://paypal.me/pools/c/8beKwFWlHR. Thanks for listening and go Nationals!
We bid a fond farewell to one of my drumming idols this episode with a set dedicated to the genius that was Ginger Baker, from Cream to Fela Kuti and Airforce to Baker-Gurvitz Army with a splash of jazz brilliance with Charlie Haden and Bill Frisell. There is a new Wilco album and a new Wilco tribute featuring Low, Sharon Van Etten and Ryley Walker, joining other new arrivals from Joseph Arthur, The Lilac Time, Lucy Dacus and Liz Phair. Dinosaur Jr. gets a catalog upgrade and Steve Miller opens his vault for the very first time. All this and so much more awaits on Episode #70 (Joe’s Garage Act XXX). Thanks as always for listening and especially for your generous donations at https://paypal.me/pools/c/8beKwFWlHR.
A short break between episodes made necessary by a tick bite resulting in Lyme’s Disease for your humble host, but after what I’ve been through the last few years… fuck it, let’s rock! We say goodbye to Robert Hunter and Summer, and hello to Autumn with historical reissues from The Beatles, The Replacements, Billy Bragg and Caravan. There’s new music from Leonard Cohen, Brittany Howard, Sturgill Simpson, Son Little, Wilco, the return of The Long Ryders, brilliant new string work from Bruce Cockburn and Billy Strings, Gregg Laswell and an atmospheric new entry from Robbie Robertson. The hilarious new offering from Rocky Mountain Mike is a highlight of a set centered on the latest episode of our current White House Reality Show nightmare and we’re still not finished bidding adieu to Ric Ocasek. Thanks for your generous donations at https://paypal.me/pools/c/8beKwFWlHR they are truly keeping our heads above water in these turbulent times.
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