#1503 Atmospheres

The live simulcast on RadioCarrum.org this week went off well!

Tonight I decided to start mellow, reach a pinnacle of noise & then come back down again. It was also my first show that broadcasted on three continents. It’s quite a journey. Let’s ride.
original airdate: 1/21/2015

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OTRRH & Radio Carrum!

It’s happened again!

RadioCarrum.org, a local internet station in the Melbourne suburb of Carrum, has decided to welcome the show to their lineup of mostly community programming.

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Carrum’s an interesting place, formerly mostly consisting of swampland that’s been appropriated over the years.  It’s also seemingly the farthest South you can go in Australia.  For the curious types out there, check out the Wikipedia page.

Starting Wednesday 1/21, Radio Carrum will be simulcasting the live show every week.  Here in Brooklyn, OTRRH goes on at 11:30pm as usual, but in Southeast Australia it’ll be 3:30pm Thursday afternoon.  They’re also restreaming the most current episode on Saturdays at 11:00am AEDT (or Fri 7pmEST here). Tune in via their website or the ever-useful TuneIn Radio app. 

Many thanks to Radio Carrum for broadcasting the show, and thanks to all the folks who think OTRRH is worth airing.  I’ll keep working to get the music out to as many ears as possible, thanks for lending yours!

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100th Episode! #1501 A Time & A Place

100 shows, man.

When I started the show I had a very specific vibe in mind.  In my younger days, two friends and I that played music together had a longstanding tradition that started when we were roommates and continued on down the years.  We would get some beer, some whiskey, or some smoke and sit around a record player for hours sharing old albums on vinyl.  (con’td ->)  Continue reading 100th Episode! #1501 A Time & A Place

#1453 I’ll Do It All Again

When I started this show I never thought it’d go to two full seasons and beyond, and as 2014 ends I’m thankful for all of you folks who’ve supported and listened.  Season 3 starts next week with the 100th episode.  I hope you’ll join me to review an album that set me on the path towards collecting old tunes, and so many thanks to all of you who join me each week.  I really couldn’t do it without you!

Here’s the last episode of 2014!

#1452 You Shook Me

Over the almost two year course of the show I try to keep things all over the place with a lot of variety.  But there are always those artists from the era that I keep revisiting over and over again, so I decided to count them down.  After some tallying, I present to you the top 14 most played artists over the course of my last two seasons.  I was surprised by some of the results, even the top spot.  Hope you enjoy!

Six Degrees of Terry Manning

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Maybe you’ve heard of Terry Manning, but I hadn’t until the last couple of years. I picked up his 1969 album “Home Sweet Home” because I liked his raw cover versions of some Beatles songs.

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The album’s alright, but surprisingly it’s the least remarkable thing about him.  Manning is a producer, musician, engineer & photographer who had his hands in so many historical moments it’s almost unbelievable.  He’s connected significantly to the careers of: Jimmy Page, Booker T & the MGs, Isaac Hayes, the Box Tops, Leon Russell, James Taylor, Bob Moog, the Staples Singers, ZZ Top & a LOT more.

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I can’t say much else that the bio on his official website doesn’t cover.  Read it here and you’ll be amazed at how prolific Terry Manning has been, and how much of what’s reached your ears has his work someplace in it.

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Check out his cover of “Savoy Truffle” on the latest episode of OTRRH, on your mobile or computer…

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#1451: Please Please Me

It’s obvious to anyone with an ear or eye on media that the Beatles have been a huge influence over the last five decades of music.  Their wave of hits crashed across all genres and it seems like damn near every band has a Beatles cover in their catalog someplace.  So tonight I gathered some of my favorites, and now I present them for your listening pleasure. Enjoy, and Happy Holidays!

Robert Fripp & Brian Eno: 40+ years without pussyfooting.

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It took me a long time to appreciate Brian Eno. As a punk-rock loving teen myself, his ambient work just didn’t initially connect with me and I was completely ignorant as to his amazing production resume. My narrow mind was finally blown watching Velvet Goldmine, as the opening credits blared the wild layered guitar of “Needle In A Camel’s Eye.” It was a start.

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Robert Fripp was a different story. “21st Century Schizoid Man” hooked me on King Crimson and Fripp’s white-magic guitar wizardry right away. When they were heavy they were SO heavy, but Fripp would always take you on a journey high and low and all points in between. I’m not exaggerating when I say, for my young self, it was a revelation.

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In 1972 the pair decided to cut a record together. Using two tape machines Eno alternately recorded and looped Fripp’s guitar playing, creating two aurally dense tracks that each took up one full side of the LP.

The album was released under the title “No Pussyfooting” on Island Records in late 1973, and everyone just HATED it. It didn’t chart in the U.S. or the U.K. and was dismissed by critics and even the label.

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After a successful solo career from Eno, several more awesome King Crimson records, and a re-release in the ’80s, “No Pussyfooting” built up a respectful following as an early entry in what became a collaboration that, 41 years later, is still going strong.

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Check out this week’s episode for an excerpt from Side A of “No Pussyfooting” in the OTRRH Archive at http://www.bboxradio.com/old-time-religion-radio-hour/1446-thingummyjig.html

#1446: Thingummyjig

I spend quite a bit of time each week figuring out what songs I’ll use for the bumper music during the show. It serves to keep the momentum rolling during the bits where I have to do some talking and connect one block to the next. So this week I decided to use the hour to highlight some of the instrumental treasures the ’60s & ’70s left us. Archives below, enjoy and have a great week!

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