Right at the start of one of my favorite movies, Kyle MacLachlan intones "It's a strange world, isn't it." It's not a question, more a statement of wonder. Next week is a class reunion for my High School Class of 1974 and I won't be attending. To be honest I have never made it to one in the past but this year I was considering it as we find ourselves home in N.J. after 26 years away. There are simply too many former classmates that have been absorbed by the cult of stupid and with a daughter in great peril due to her immune disorder, I am not willing to risk it. We are not willing to risk our daughter's health for anything. It hit us hard this week that there's still a lot of time to go before our society and culture get back to normal, and just what is normal in 2021? I say, "Fuck it. I'm locking myself in the studio and playing music to help my battered psyche get through the drama and discord of what is a very strange world indeed." New stuff from Billy Strings, The Connells, Manic Street Preachers, Roger Chapman, Paul Carrack, Fantastic Negrito, Gonzalo Rubalcaba with Ron Carter and Jack DeJohnette, Jose Gonzalez, Southern Energy Ensemble, The Lumineers, Heartless Bastards, Dion, Mathew E White, Wesley Stace, Kasim Sulton, The Crushing Violets, Damon Albarn and The long awaited Velvet Underground tribute and Dylan's latest Bootleg Box. That's just the new stuff! Scattered throughout these 5 hours you will find a wealth of rarities, obscure and obvious, favorites and new to you sounds carefully hand placed throughout the ride. Buckle up and thanks for listening and please continue to support the show through https://paypal.me/pools/c/8beKwFWlHR Love to all.
Here is the playlist click me
This episode of BAD was a pure exercise of letting go and following a stream of consciousness in search of the elusive “radio muse.” Trusting the first instinct and taking a leap of faith, there were a few things I needed to get to, like the new track from The War On Drugs which starts us off, some Hendrix to mark his “death day,” a bit From Gang Of Four live in NYC in ‘82, a new My Morning Jacket track and Jason Isbell’s R.E.M. cover. All of that was happily accomplished and the entire ride took some twists - Walter Cronkite being bookended by Mighty Lemon Drops and Lee Michaels? Works for me. Also new things from Aoife O'Donovan, Iggy Pop & Matt Sweeney, Willa Amai and Bob Perry, a chat with Peter and Mike from REM, Lou Reed live and very talkative, The Dean Ween Group, Lenny Bruce and plenty more. Hope you enjoy the show as much as we enjoy your support at https://paypal.me/pools/c/8beKwFWlHR
The latest episode is centered around the brilliant new album from Slothrust.
Hard to believe 20 years have passed. Longest episode to date, clocking in over 5 hours, but there was quite a bit to get to. The finale pays tribute to a school friend lost on that horrible day, and somehow includes part of a 2015 musical visit with Rickie Lee Jones. New stuff from Modest Mouse, Low, The Front Bottoms, Radiohead, Cat Popper, rare John Coltrane, and ton more. We stroll through musical neighborhoods inhabited by Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus, Game Theory, Jeff Buckley, and Let's Active, with detours bringing sounds from Led Zeppelin, Todd Rundgren, John Lee Hooker, The Shangra-Las and dozens of others. Thanks as always for your ears, and for your heart through your support here and at https://paypal.me/pools/c/8beKwFWlHR. Be safe.
Click HERE for the playlist.
An old fashioned musical Beach Party, complete with the classics, as well as new unreleased Beach Boys. It's everything from Brian Wilson to Killing Joke, Donny Hathaway to new music from The Connells put together with love and hope for brighter days ahead. Enjoy, share and be safe out there. Thanks for the continued support at https://paypal.me/pools/c/8beKwFWlHR and most of all for listening.
Playlist is here.... click
This marks the first half dozen shows centered around paying tribute to the free form aesthetic of early FM programming. Hear snippets of pioneer Alison Steele and her Nightbird show surrounded by new and old selections that combine in ways that hopefully take you on a ride of emotion, using musicality as your transportive vehicle. Turn the lights down and the volume up and let yourself go with the flow.
Here is the playlist >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Click
There's no number on this episode, simply "Charlie's Good Tonight" a loving tribute to a gracious man of impeccable taste and prodigious talent, The "engine room" of The Rolling Stones and the heartbeat of many of our lives. Charlie Watts was in a league of his own and his never wavering time is now eternal.
Selling my CD collection.
Looking for anything?
Click the button Below:
To help keep the From The Basement programs afloat, especially now that I am retired and living on a fixed income. Please donate via PayPal below whatever you feel you can afford to help cover my costs.
and/or please support my efforts through Mixcloud
listen to more music