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#1733: Pulled Up

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.

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#1732: Wandering Soul

This show was finished before the events in Las Vegas this week, but the first half of the show is geared towards catharsis for rough times so I hope it helps if only in a small way.
Lots of vintage and new soul as a nod to the late, great Charles Bradley. Plus new tracks from All Them Witches, Chicano Batman, and NYC folks The Fluids and Ancient Ocean.
Keep trying to bring some love and light into the world.

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#1730: We’re Flyin’ High

Earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, fires and a lot more is making this week hard for many out there. This week I try to keep it upbeat, with a nod to the late #HolgerCzukay of CAN and a new single from NYC’s own The Fluids. Some dad rock, some folk rock, some riff rock, funk and more to help you pull yourself outta the muck.
Have a badass week.

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#1729: Mirror Of Illusion

The chatter in our information age feels intolerable.
On one hand, it brings to light issues that’ve been ignored for too long. On the other hand, it doesn’t seem like our minds are meant to process information this fast. Who could blame you for feeling overwhelmed?

Much love to folks in Houston this week. Here are some tunes to stop thinking about things for a couple hours.

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#1728: Even With The Pills

Feeling a little stressed?  The pills ain’t gonna help, not really.  Let’s get the aural fix.  The musical solution.

Among other things, we’ve got fresh releases from Dustin Lovelis, Beck, Queens of the Stone Age, Porno Wolves and some serious vintage riffery.

Good luck out there.  Keep your head up.

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#1723: Last Minute

Putting together a weekly two-hour show takes time and just a wee bit of inspiration.  Sometimes you’re running short on both of those, and you have to throw it together.  Here’s to the folks cramming it in before the finish line.

(P.S. I’m spinning rock n roll 8pm to midnight at Robert Bar in Brooklyn on July 19th.  Come on down if you’re in NYC and say Hi!)

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FREELANCE FIENDS BBOX SUMMER SPECIAL (pt. 1 & 2)

Back at our old BBOX Radio stomping grounds, Frank Ramos, Tony Conquerrah and I reunited for an all-vinyl special of summer sounds from rock, disco, funk, world, psych and more. Ideal for throwing windows open and getting the neighborhood involved. SWEAT BABY SWEAT

#1722: Ego Trip

Ah, that summer sauna has begun in NYC. Maybe it’s the heat or the extra exposed flesh but people here and around the world are starting to act a bit overconfident, even a little volatile.

Lots of big riffs and future guitar gods to reflect that bombast in this all-vinyl escapade.  It’s also the season for bands to hit the road, and this week features many groups that are currently on tour (The Well, Winstons, Salem’s Pot, Sam Kogon, Slow Season, Nopes).

Much love to all those folks out on the road and much love to all the folks having a tough time keeping a cool head.  Have a great week!

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#1721: Changes In Nature

The OG comedic Batman series sits in the back of my head always, a huge cultural touchpoint of the silliest caliber that anyone with a tv from 1966 to 1996 has probably seen and noone ever forgets. Rest easy, Adam West. This episode is peppered with a few of his most ridiculous clips.

Music-wise there’s a lot of vintage tracks that go on for a bit, plenty of room to stretch out with soul and funk, and a focus on some of the modern outliers that have come my way but not gotten much attention so far. The idea behind this one is transition, of taking the time to register your own changes in nature. Good luck!

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#1718: Melting Pot

It was a good week for vinyl but another messed up week in the world.

Nothing but wax this week, pulled from a ton of pre-orders arriving in the mail and a fun trip to the Brooklyn Flea Record Fair. New stuff from Riding Easy Records’ “Brown Acid” kicks it off, along with new releases from Hydromedusa, Sharkmuffin, and two from Greenway Records. Of course there’s also a nod to Chris Cornell’s untimely passing.  To top it all off there’s a hearty helping of soul and funk to heal your worried mind and move your worried hips.

Keep it weird.
Keep it loud.
Keep the faith, Manchester.

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#1716: Riff Raff

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.

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#1713: Wandering Light

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!

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#1712: The Illusion Crawls

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!

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KPISS Takeover Special (FULL VERSION)

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!