Life is fleeting and time online makes it seem even more so.
I’m paradoxically asking you to log on in order to spend some time logged out.
Vintage punk, garage and soul meld with some neo-grunge and stoner rock to lift you outta the daily swamp runoff from the internet.
Full playlist below–>
Continue reading #1804: It Will Evaporate
Love is often intense, messed up, wonderful, unforgettable, complicated.
That’s not today’s theme per se but it’s the theme of 95% of all songs so close enough.
Come get summa this lurve.
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Continue reading #1803: All The Love That I’m Giving
My own personal, musical state of the union designed to keep you afloat.
All sorts of vintage ephemera and brand new tracks from Here Lies Man, Ty Segall, Ampline, River Cult, The Harlequins, plus a handful from Dizzybird Records outta Grand Rapids.
Keep your head up. Keep breathing.
Full playlist below–> Continue reading #1802: Struggling For Air
Welcome to 2018!
Everyone has so many plans, predictions, resolutions and such that it’s easy to feel hemmed in. Like you’re in a corral with nowhere to go. As it is with all the good innovators, though, you have to take a look to either side. Look up and down. Find the weakest point and plow right through.
Here’s a list of weirdos, psychos, rabble rousers and loud motherfuckers. Here’s to a new and better year.
Vintage and modern wildness plus brand new tracks from King Gizzard, Black Delta Movement, Korto, The Men and more.
Full playlist below–> Continue reading #1801: Punching A Hole
There’s a bit of a pop tinge to today’s show as we explore grey area and mixed messages. There’s a national conversation right now about what’s right and wrong and where the lines lay, and as usual I use sound to navigate. Explored via psychedelia, funk, indie, and alternative from all eras.
As Curtis Mayfield used to say, check out your mind.
Continue reading #1742: Mixed Up Mind
These mad days certainly seem to be overwhelming the sense of the world. Here’s a brew of new psychedelics and vintage rockers and funkiness to keep you steady and keep you from festering. Good luck out there, have a great week!
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Continue reading #1741: Can’t Leave It Alone
2017 isn’t over but I’ll be damned if there hasn’t been some great music so far. Here’s a bunch of tunes that came out this year to put you in the mindset of a truly modern human.
Strap in and take off!
Full playlist and links to the bands below–> Continue reading #1740: I Hear Fake Voices
Thanksgiving week is a busy time here in the U.S. Lots of school events, family and friends visiting, travel and good lord the food prep. Here’s a lot of soul and funk, mostly vintage but some modern, with a sprig of psych and garage to keep it loud. Hope you have a great week, holiday or not!
Stay safe, stay weird!
Continue reading #1739: Pounds Of Soul
Big love to my pal Kurtis of the Face Radio for having me on his show this last weekend for tunes and talk. Here’s a listen:
Some weeks are just weirder than others. My subconscious is trying to get a message across but I’m unclear as to what it’s supposed to be. That’s the way of life, you don’t get control of everything all the time. It’ll come out in the wash I suppose.
New tracks by The Fluids, Phalcons, JuJu, Birds, and more. If you’re in Brooklyn this week I’ll be at Legion Bar in Williamsburg on Weds 11/15 as Freelance Fiend. Bringing soul and psych to the party, let’s grab some beers and decipher these hidden messages together.
Full playlist at OTRRH.com
Continue reading #1738: Total Control
Over the weekend I got the opportunity to provide some digital stimulation between bands as Freelance Fiends at the Safari Room at El Cortez. Without calling anyone out I’ll say there weren’t a lot of people out that night. So I hit “record” and what you’re hearing tonight is an amalgam of the three sets I did that night.
Regular listeners will hear a lot they’ve heard on this show before, including recently. And this mix is a bit thinner than it sounded over the great sound system at El Cortez. But overall I think it’s a fun set and a chill way to spend my Saturday night. Big thanks to Super Bueno for inviting me out. Enjoy and have a safe, rad week!
Full playlist below–> Continue reading #1737: I Ain’t No Miracle Worker (live from El Cortez, Bushwick)
Last week in my own life were child/school issues, an impending in-law visit and a late night Bushwick gig. Here’s what’s left, mentally and aurally. I do care, but it’s a tired caring.
Brand new tunes from Buffalo Killers, Birds, and some extended rockers for this bleary, blustery day in Brooklyn.
Next week’s episode airs an hour later in the U.S. thanks to daylight savings. It’s a special Freelance Fiends Halloween episode featuring guest selectors Atom Heart Mutha and Frank from Vibrations In Sound!
Full playlist below–> Continue reading #1735: I May Care
All-vinyl show this week!
It’s been a couple months. There’s dust on the mixer, my finger’s heavy on the FX knobs. I’m working out the kinks, trying out new things. Keeps you young.
I won’t be winning any gold medals for this one but you can hear fresh tunes from The Rubs, Buffalo Killers, All Them Witches, The Evil Usses, Bonehawk & JuJu. There’s also a heaping helping of vintage soul and rock to help stave off the weight of our world’s depravity.
I’ll be spinning vinyl as Freelance Fiend at El Cortez in Bushwick this Thurs 10/19. Come hang out if you like. Click the flier for more details…
Full playlist below–> Continue reading #1734: Bronze Behavior
Brooklyn fuzz-rockers Sun Voyager rip it up tonight (Sat. 10/14) at Knitting Factory BK in support of the Swedish hard rock group Truck Fighters!
You should go. I’m going. Let’s meet up.
My pal Matt, host of the Rodent Hour on Radio Free Brooklyn, was kind enough to have me on his live show this past week to hang out with 2/3 of Sun Voyager and chat about the band’s first full-length in the works, our favorite Brooklyn bands, and of course Canadian Thanksgiving. It was fun! Have a listen before we all head to Knitting Factory tonight.
It’s been a rough couple weeks with so much violence and hate spread across this country and the world. Are we sliding toward the edge? I don’t know, but I’ll do what I always do: try and provide some relief through music.
This week I have new tunes from Dustin Lovelis, Colemine Records, Heaters, Lost Kingdoms, Missiles Of October and more modern biz to keep you current alongside some real vintage gems. And of course, a nod to the recently departed legend Tom Petty.
Take a minute to look around and if you see someone slipping, lend a hand and pull them up.
Full playlist below-> Continue reading #1733: Pulled Up