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#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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#1709: A Little Touch Of Gravity

Bad weather’s bearing down on NYC this week so I’m bringing the psychedelic vibes to cushion the blow.  This set starts out with a shout out to badass women then heads into the atmosphere with some extended tracks and FUZZ FOR DAYS!

Featuring the premiere of the new White Mystery single plus brand new music from Stuyedeyed, Baked, The Black Doldrums, Dire Wolves, Sundays & Cybele, & the Black Delta Movement. And of course the blend of vintage and modern fuzz you’ve come to expect.
Bundle up, put your back to the wind and prepare to be blown away!

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#1704: Too Many Fictions

Life can be exhausting.

With so much up in the air these days I find myself more and more grateful for music that can express my feelings on multiple levels. One artist who contributed more than I even knew was the recently departed John Wetton. From his work on my favorite King Crimson records to the myriad of songs I love but didn’t even realize he had a credit on, he contributed so much to modern progressive music that I found it worth taking time out in the middle of this episode to spend on remembering his legacy.

It’s not all a eulogy, though. Surrounding Wetton’s work you’ll find some seriously wild psychedelia stirred together with heavy blues and a punk flourish for the finish. Consider these tunes to help remember the truth of our modern life: while we want so many things to be certain and objectively true it’s often the case that, without diligence, our idea of what’s absolute is still riddled with too many fictions.

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#1702: Turbulence

Well, it finally happened.  As Inauguration Day came and went, millions took to the streets to voice their outrage/agreement/dissent/much more…

It’s no secret which side I come down on when it comes to our current climate in the U.S. but support for a particular party doesn’t change the fact that we’re all in this together.  Seeing so many folks out in the streets, even if I don’t agree with all of them, gives me hope for our future.

As for the music, today we have what you’ve come to expect from me since the election:  A mix of vintage rockers, sweet soul music, modern psychedelia, and punk rockers carrying the torch into the next four years.  Snuck a new King Gizzard track in there, too.

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#1645: Never A Dull Moment

No doubt about it, for those of us born before the turn of the century this new digital age is a strange time, indeed. The world seems on the verge of a cultural shift, for better or worse, and as my own life is shifting also I do what I always do and explore those parallels with music. As usual plenty of classic rock, garage, psychedelic, punk, soul, and heavy blues from all eras!

We’re heading down the final stretch of one bitch of year. Let’s ride it out together, shall we?

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#1641: Volunteers

So many aspects of 2016 have been a punch in the gut, and as the year draws to a close there are some folks that warrant a respectful nod. This week’s all about dealing with it, with tunes to help you get through the madness. Nods to the late Sharon Jones, Leonard Cohen, Leon Russell and Mose Allison plus others that have fallen. On the bright side there are some fresh Beyond Beyond is Beyond releases by Sam Kogon and Chocolat. Selections from the bands I’ll be supporting at the next Garageland event as well. Plus a variety of tunes to bang your head to in lieu of banging it against the wall.
We’ll make it through this year stronger than before. Hope this helps.

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#1636: Shifting Sands

The turmoil of 2016 continues and as we all try not to get swept away I’ve prepared a mix to help keep you grounded.  Lots of vintage grinders mixed with a twist of soul and psych, and new stuff from The Well, DeWolff, Thee Oh Sees and many more heavy lifters.  This madness is almost over, let’s bang our heads and shake our hips together til the storm passes.

Don’t forget! You could help nominate OTRRH for Mixcloud’s “Best Rock Show” in their 2016 Online Music Awards. Voting closes on Tuesday 10/18, Click here for details…

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#1634: Time Has Come Today (200th Episode)

It’s a long one, so I split it into two parts:

Part 1:

Part 2:

Back in June of 2012 when I started Old Time Religion as a podcast to send to my friends, I never thought it’d last this long.  All of the music discovered and friends to share it with over the last four years have enriched my life in a lot of ways, and I’m glad to meet up with all of you each week and jam to some great music.

This week’s special runs the gamut: Four hours of vintage tracks from all genres and modern bands bringing the old sounds into the present and beyond.  Every label I’ve shouted out is represented here, and no matter your taste there’s something to tickle your fancy.  Hell, maybe you’ll find you had a ticklish spot you didn’t know about.

Thanks for the support these last few years, and here’s to hundreds more shows spent with you!

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#1633: Get Off

Started off with some smooth funk and soul this week, then a little softer with blues and folk building to an aural crescendo chock full of big riffs. Fresh tunes, vintage goodies and every trick in between.
New biz from Beyond Beyond Is Beyond, Thrill Jockey, Sunrise Ocean Bender, Riding Easy Records.
Go on, now. It’s all right.
Get off.

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#1632: Commotion

Summer’s winding down, school’s back in session and I’m ready to make some noise! Lots of raucous vintage psych and classic rock this week plus all sorts of new loud stuff from all corners of my collection, including a peek at the new Brown Acid compliments of Riding Easy Records.

Attune to get back in the grind without losing your mind!

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#1631: Coming Your Way

So much music and so little time!  Since we have an extra day in our weekend here in the U.S. I thought a three hour special was in order.  Focusing on mostly rock, with a special emphasis on new stuff from my favorite labels.  Along with the normal vintage fare, look out for treats from the Beyond Beyond Is Beyond, Stickman, Dizzybird, Stolen Body, Magnetic Eye, and Riding Easy imprints.  Covering all angles from breezy to heavy, it’s the perfect soundtrack for the discerning rocker basking in backyard leisure.  Have a great weekend, enjoy and share!

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#1630: Wild Machines

Computers make life easier until they don’t, man.  As I slowly salvaged my digital music collection and battled an endless stream of nihilistic ants (they don’t care about food, they just wander around) I managed to throw together this set of slow funk, classic garage and ’70s rock, along with some new psych and soul for flavor.

A soundtrack in solidarity, pushing through the end of summer together.  Thanks for hanging in with me!

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#1629: Get A Grip On Yourself

Nine weeks!  Nine weeks it’s been since I’ve been live in the studio, but it was just like riding a bike.  A glitchy, overheated bike.  But familiar, and fun, and good to be live with you all again.

Started out mellow and vintage with classic tracks and a nod to the late, great vibist Bobby Hutcherson. Then moved into modern with new Kikagaku Moyo, Amerikan Bear, Adrien Younge and some Os Noctambulos (a suggestion from my pal Poppa Horton.)

In the second hour it gets meatier, with a few releases from Riding Easy Records (Slow Season, Electric Citizen, Salem’s Pot) mixed with vintage rockers.  There’s even some White Mystery, Blondie, and Heaters in there, just to cover all the bases.

All in all, a great way to spend my morning and I hope a great listen whenever/wherever/whomever you are.  Have a great week and make sure to hit up the replay every Tuesday on AffinityRadio.net!

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5 Favorite Records: August 2016

I recorded this as a response to my old friend Chris over at EATVINYL (see his original vid athttps://youtu.be/qY1A5IvIeYk and follow him on Instagram @EatVinyl)
He shared his top 5 favorite at the moment, and so here I am sharing mine in return. We’ve been friends for over 20 years and our musical tastes meet and diverge in interesting places. Look out for more collaborations coming soon!

  1. Ancient Ocean – Blood Moon
  2. The Mothers of Invention – Just Another Band From L.A.
  3. Soundtrack Of Our Lives – Behind The Music
  4. Neil Young – s/t
  5. Brown Acid: The First Trip