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
The veil is thin between worlds and as a guide for souls on either side I’ve teamed up with my good pal Frank Ramos (https://www.mixcloud.com/frankramos1232/) and my fellow UK broadcast cohort Atom Heart Mutha (https://www.mixcloud.com/hrhatomheartmutha/) for a scary good Halloween special as the Freelance Fiends.
There’s some new stuff and some old stuff but the focus is providing mood music for your night’s wicked adventures.
Have fun. Stay safe. Get weird.
Full playlist below–>
Continue reading #1736: Too Many Creeps (Freelance Fiends Halloween special feat. Frank Ramos & Atom Heart Mutha)
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
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
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.
Continue reading #1732: Wandering Soul
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.
Full playlist below->
Continue reading #1729: Mirror Of Illusion
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.
Full playlist below->
Continue reading #1728: Even With The Pills
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!)
Full playlist below-> Continue reading #1723: Last Minute
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
A concise set of all-vintage fun exploring the feel of summer and Independence Day. Originally aired this week in 2013.
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!
Full playlist below-> Continue reading #1722: Ego Trip
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!
Full playlist below->
Continue reading #1721: Changes In Nature