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#1613: Waiting For The Sun

Life’s hard enough without it being gloomy all the time, but this spring in NYC has been cold, rainy and windy so far and I needed to clear my head.  So another 3 hour special was in order, filled with warm psych and a dash of soul and heavy riffs.

Along with the vintage fare keep your ears perked for new tracks from King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Kikagaku Moyo, Mondo Drag, Amerikan Bear, New Planet Trampoline, local boys KDH and lots more.

Have a great week, spring’s on it’s way….?

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#1603: Changes

After the raw power of last week’s Lemmy tribute and a week of shoveling snow leftover from Jonas, I needed some salve from my muscles and my mind. The only solution was two hours of psych and soul.

Featuring a ton of vintage classics with nods to the passing of Glenn Frey (The Eagles), Paul Kantner (Jefferson Airplane) & Clarence Reid (aka Blowfly); along with new tracks from Charles Bradley, Monophonics, Kadhja BonetKamasi Washington, a brand new track from Sunrise Ocean Bender’s SONS OF THE VOID and so much more.
Chill out and ATTUNE.

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#1544: Split The Decks (with Frank from Maximum Insight)

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…

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#1543: Everybody’s Wrong

This episode’s all about getting catharsis after a troubling and terrifying week for humankind.  The nuts-and-bolts are some great soul, psych old and new, and all with a mind towards exploring the emotions and sentiments that get dredged up in an age of terrorism and social media.

Trust me, it’s not as down as it sounds.  If you have listen, let it scrub your mind.  Have a great week, stay safe!

#1540: The Ritual

Goddamn do I love Halloween.  It’s not about dressing up and pretending to be somebody else for me, though.  It’s something about exploring a darker side, and I’ve always been fascinated by the human urge to try and fool or beg the dark forces into showing mercy during the long night of winter.  Plus, y’know, it gives me an excuse to play more fuzzy, heavy music.  Which I did.

Enjoy a sludgy mix of heavy metal, weird psych and some of those older garage tunes.  Plus some campfire tales from the legendary Vincent Price.  Slap together a costume and party tonight, but don’t forget to save a little booty for bribing those dark forces.

If this promo doesn’t make you wanna listen, I don’t know what will…

Full playlist below…

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#1526: Sleepy Eyes

When you’re married with two kids you’re never entirely on vacation.  I’ve been doing a lot of BBOX work, running around with a bunch of children and fending off political discussions with my in-laws among other things.  So anytime I can catch a nap in the summer heat I’m on top of it.

This week’s set is all about some quieter sounds.  They run the gamut between full on stoned, folk bliss, and some that hum with anxious energy but never cross over into heavy territory.  Some are still loud, but not too loud.

Get your lawn chair, grab a beer and smoke if you got it.  Let’s get dangerously mellow.

…for all the Spreakers out there…

Have a badass week, beautiful people.

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