Saturday, January 30, 2010


Jeanne stopped in with DJS to play some before his benefit gig for the radio station in The Studio...Upstairs. What a great person. What a great player. What a great singer!
I didn't get to see him play last night...I pulled monitor-the-broadcast duty downstairs. Which was great. Thanks to everybody who helped out last night, especially Will Schillinger, who went WAY beyond the call of duty in pulling together a sound system and then running the thing. We had good sound for a good show.

The Morells: That Mellow Saxophone

George Clinton: Atomic Dog
Dominic Frontiere: Nightmare-Spaceship Crash and Capture
Gong: Guitar Zero

Jammin' With Edward: Edward's Thrump Up
Jimmy McGriff and Junior Parker: Drownin'on Dry Land

Brandi Carlile: Before it Breaks
Sibylle Baier: Says Elliot
David Bowie: Boys Keep Swingin' (2005 tour rehearsal)
Clarence Green and the Rhythmaires: Keep a Workin

Neko Case: Red Tide
Hacienda Brothers: South of Lonesome
Raphael Saadiq: Keep Marchin'

Jimmie Haskell and His Orchestra: Blast Off!
13th Floor Elevators: You're Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone

David Jacobs-Strain interview and performance

Sunday, January 24, 2010


So I go to WAMC on Tuesday determined to ask if we could broadcast the James Taylor concert; before I could open my mouth, Alan Chartock offers it to us. One problem: WAMC's stream was likely to be unreliable because of the crunch of global demand, and we technically couldn't access the NPR feed. So we had to hook an FM receiver into the board. Second problem: we couldn't get a strong WAMC signal in Studio A. So we got a whole bunch of antenna wire and ran it up and down the hallway. Problems solved!

Morells: That Mellow Saxophone

Responsible News Oriented Organization Set:
Elvis: Good Rockin' Tonight
Big Daddy: A Day in the Life
Rosemary Clooney: Bad News

James Taylor:

You Can Close Your Eyes, Rainy Day Man, Steamroller (Hammersmith Odeon, 1970, w/Joni Mitchell)
Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier (w/Mark O'Connor)
Day Tripper
If I Needed Someone
Glory Train (fr Randy Newman's Faust)
Oh What a Beautiful Mornin'
Up on the Roof (Carnegie Hall 1971 w/Carole King)
Bartender's Blues (w/George Jones)
Sweet Potato Pie (w/Ray Charles)
Get a Job
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow (w/Carole King)
Sailing to Philadelphia (w/Mark Knopfler)
I've Got to Stop Thinking 'Bout That

Me First and the Gimme Gimmes: Fire and Rain

Friday, January 15, 2010


Well this was an odd show. I started 10 minutes late (oops) and had to leave 20 minutes early. And Jeanne Bassis and I had a chat (that I had to split from) with the very, very nice Aoife O'Donovan of Crooked Still, who was driving to their gig at Infinity Hall. But I squeezed a little music in, featuring a bunch of local stuff...

Phantogram: Mouthful of Diamonds
Rob Jonas: The Old Town (w/Katie Haverly)
Alta Mira: Tambourine

The Mooney Suzuki: 99%
Melodrome: Shelter
Mike Grutka: The Actress

The Dronez: We Are the Dronez
Big Daddy Ed Roth and the Weirdos: Hot Rod Hootenanny
Bob Crewe: The Sex Machine (fr Barbarella soundtrack)

The Hacienda Brothers: What's Wrong With Right?
Wayne Cochran: Get Down With It
Preston Love: Kool Ade

Crooked Still Interview

Saturday, January 09, 2010


Robby and Kali Baba from Melodrome cruised by and we WORLD PREMIERED about half of the insanely rocking new album Flood. My face is all melted and stuff! The record is gonna drop in the next couple of weeks.

You can download the show here. We go for a half-hour, including three tracks from Wilmer and the Dukes, then the Melodrome madness starts at around 30 minutes. Bang your head.

Morells: That Mellow Saxophone

Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames: In the Meantime
Nine Inch Nails: 29 Ghosts IV
Marlena Shaw: Liberation Conversation

Wilmer and the Dukes: Living in the USA / Love-itis / Show Me / Give Me One More Chance

Irma Thomas: Breakaway
Sinner Strong: Don't Knock It

Melodrome interview and world premier!