It’s been another busy week and here in NYC spring has hit a cool spot, ie we’re stuck at 60 degrees and below. It’s throwing people off, it seems, and the vibe has been a little…wild?
That’s the mood going in to this week’s mix, an all-vinyl amalgam cobbled together from the WFMU record fair, BOMP records mail-order and some neglected piles already in my collection (plus a slightly tipsy tape echo). Reflections on feeling rough and how that’s okay, and stepping up despite the trouble everywhere you look. Perhaps this set can help you revive, reset, or rekindle some fighting spirit to keep pushing on til the weather clears.
Continue reading #1716: Riff Raff
Apparently spring’s arrival has me in the mood for pops and crackles because all I wanna do is spin vinyl right now. Much like my recent KPISS appearance (thanks again to Sheri and to Tony for bringing the heat) and last week’s show, this week is all-vinyl and almost no talk. It’s a weird and warm just like spring in NYC, hope that it adds something to your sunny day and if it does, tell a friend!
Full playlist below->
Continue reading #1713: Wandering Light
Gorgeous weather in NYC and with no kids around this week I’ve been soaking in music for the past few days. This set’s a little different than usual in that it’s 100% all-vinyl and I hardly talk at all. To share in this dreamy week of mine I figured I’d let you sit back and enjoy the ride, a mix of old and new with that nice vinyl fuzz enveloping it.
Big love to KPISS, Radio Free Brooklyn, the Rodent Hour, Cinema Cinema, Tony Conquerrah, Skunkmello, Winstons & my pal Frank for making spring’s debut week so badass!
Full playlist right down here -> Continue reading #1712: The Illusion Crawls
KPISS.fm is a local internet radio station nestled away in an alleyway shopping container in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Sheri, the manager, and I were introduced by a mutual friend and she runs the place with DIY ambition and punk sneer through and through. She was kind enough to let me and my pal Tony Conquerrah take over for a few hours and the result was, well, LOUD.
The mix had all the usual Old Time Religion markers: Classic rock, heavy riffs and punk madness along with psychedelia of all stripes, and even some funk and global grooves. Just press play above for the full archive!
Big thanks to Sheri and KPISS for having me on, and to Tony for the deck support. Full playlist coming soon!
Whenever Frank Ramos and I get together I always learn something. We went record shopping a couple months ago and he just kept handing me records and saying “You’ll like this.” And goddamnit, I did. I liked all of it.
Our shared passion for music has made for a fun friendship over the last few years, and Frank brought his usual good taste to the decks filling in for me on Old Time Religion today. A mix of funk, psychedelia, classic ’60s pop, jazz and even punk awaits your ears and it’s fantastic.
Like what you hear? Check out the special Split The Decks series Frank and I teamed up for last year, and dig his regular show Maximum Insight every Friday night, 8-10pmEST on BBOXRadio.com.
Full playlist below-> Continue reading #1626: For The Love Of Music (Guest host: Frank Ramos)
It’s time for another edition of Split The Decks!
Two selectors, two decks, all vinyl. I play one, they play one. Repeat ad infinitum.
This time my old BBOX pal and host of Shanty Town, TonyConquerrah, hopped on the second deck for a hot Hot HOT session ranging all across the funk spectrum.
Disco, soul, roots reggae and funk. If you’re gonna crank anything out of an open window this summer, this mix is IT!
Full playlist below-> Continue reading #1618: Split The Decks FUNK EDITION feat. Tony Conquerrah
Frank and I have known each other since I started at BBOX, so just under 3 years, and every time we get together we end up talking at length about the music we love. We’ve been sharing music back and forth since we first met, and I had the idea that maybe we could do a couple of crossover shows.
So a couple of weeks ago, we decided that I’d come on his show (Maximum Insight, 8-10pm EST every Friday) and he’d come on mine, and we’d do something I coined as “Split the Decks.” Each of us would bring in a random selection of vinyl without the other one knowing what it was, each of us would get one turntable and we’d switch off. Frank picked a track, and based on his pick I’d have to pick the next, and so on and so on.
These two shows were the result, and it was quite a ride. It’s probably the most fun I’ve had doing the live show. Here are both episodes for your listening pleasure, full playlists after the jump…
Continue reading #1544: Split The Decks (with Frank from Maximum Insight)