Thursday, December 14, 2017

Transmission 10217 - A Long One, While She's Here


Why be quick?

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Sonny Bono
Genesis
New!
Yes
The Rolling Stones
Blind Faith
The Doors

"until the end"

RFW



*The Transmission title was inspired by the cheeky lads in
The Who


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Enjoy A Quick One, While He's Away live in 1969.


Friday, December 08, 2017

Transmission 10117 - A Day At The Beach ...


... With Brian, Peter & The Wolves

The Beach Boys
Brian Wilson
Jim James
Miguel
Howlin' Wolf
Bad Company
Wolfmother
Pete Townshend


"Love & Mercy to you and your friends tonight"

RFW

Saturday, December 02, 2017

Transmission 10017 - Get In


Head this way...

Bryan Ferry
Gang Of Four
Can
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
Grinderman
Screaming Headless Torsos
Patty Smith
The Yardbirds


"I know all the latest steps"

RFW


Friday, December 01, 2017

Transmission 9917 - People, Let's ....


.... And Dance!

Grand Funk Railroad
Funkadelic
Wicked Witch 
Prince
Defunkt
Billy Cobham
The ACT Family Band 
featuring
Caecilie Norby, Céline Bonacina, Wolfgang Haffner, Lars Danielsson, Nguyên Lê 


"If we had a President, that did just what he said,
the country would be just alright, and no one would be dead,
from fighting in a war, that causes big men to get rich,
there's money in them war machines, now ain't this a bitch?"

RFW


Sunday, November 26, 2017

Transmission 9817 - Prepared While You Were Waiting



Now Serving

The Byrds
Junior Kimbrough
Jon Spencer
Robert Plant
J.J Burnell
Wire
The Red Crayola
Brian Eno
Jah Wobble
Bill Laswell & Pharoah Sanders


"if your memory serves you well"

RFW

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Transmission 9717 - It's A Many Splendid Thing


What the world needs now is ....

Stevie Wonder
Muddy Waters
Bonnie Raitt
Anthony Gomes
Blood, Sweat & Tears
Alice Cooper
10CC
The Flys
Stiff Little Fingers
Stone Temple Pilots
The Cult
Living Colour
Al Green
Annie Lennox
Lou Reed
Bob Dylan
The White Stripes
Bob Marley & The Wailers
Jimi Hendrix Experience
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Wilco
People
Steve Miller Band
The Doors
Brian Ferry
The Cast Of Pete Townshend's Quadrophenia
Burt Bacharach & The Posies


"send yours in right away"

RFW

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Transmission 9617 - PPP


The Electric Dance Of The Headless Turkeys

Air
Fujiya & Miyagi
The Human League
John Foxx & The Maths
Orchestral Manoeuvers In The Dark
Wolfgang Flür
Señor Coconut y Su Conjunto
Haruomi Hosono
Hajime Tachibana
Beaver & Krause
Matmos


"Radio Number 1"

RFW


Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Transmission 9517 - R12 CTR


You need a lighter for that?

The Doors
The Rolling Stones
Santana
Janis Joplin
Little Feat
Cream
Mountain


"ask the Rock & Roll Doctor's advice"

RFW


Saturday, November 18, 2017

Transmission 9417 - Strings & Skins


Strum and Strike.

The Dream
Terje Rypdal
Gard Nilssen, Ingebrigt Håker Flaten, Even Helte Hermansen, Hans Magnus Ryan,  Hedvig Mollestad Thomassen, Henry Kaiser, Raoul Björkenheim, Reine Fiske, Ståle Storløkken 
(Bill) Bruford
Yes


"Ain't No Use"

RFW

Friday, November 17, 2017

Transmission 9317 - Multiple Fifths


Can there be more than one?

Arthur Feidler
Siouxsie & The Banshees
Dwight Twilley
Steve Hillage
William Shatner
Soul Strings 
Wolfgang Dauner Quintet
Adrian Belew
Oz Noy & Ozone Squeeze
Wayne Krantz
Little Richard
Jimi Hendrix
Crack The Sky
Yellow Matter Custard
Randy California


"I heard the news today - oh boy"

RFW

*For ChaChi Loprete - Boston's Official Fifth Beatle.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Transmission 9217 - The Lost "Jeff" Sessions


Forgetting remembered memories!

P.M. Dawn
Peter Gabriel
Alice In Chains
The 20th Century Zoo
The Beach Boys
Robert Gordon & Chris Spedding
Fleetwood Mac
Procal Harum
Johnny Thunders
Daniel Johnston
The Drink
Material
Scott Johnson


"I've got no memory of anything at all"

RFW

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"That’s the way you lie. That’s the way people do it in court. I’ve seen it many, many times. Well, I don’t remember, but if. And she said 35 times before the FBI interview that she couldn’t remember? If you can remember and you don’t — if you say — and you say, I can’t remember, then that’s as false a perjurious statement 
as if you flat-out gave a false statement."
Jeff Sessions


“History is a set of lies agreed upon.” 
 Napoléon Bonaparte

“If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.” 
 Mark Twain

"I might have hit the lamp with my arm, but I don't remember!"
Dr. Vinny Boom Baa

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Sunday, November 12, 2017

Transmission 9117 - Prelude To What's Next


Take over!

Jim O'Rourke
Prefab Sprout
Wilco
Roxy Music
Talking Heads
David Bowie
Les Claypool
Tool
Pink Floyd


"it won't take long"

RFW

Friday, November 10, 2017

Transmission 9017 - Inexpensive Pranks



You know they're out to get you!

Cheap Trick
Watts
The Modern Lovers
The Lemon Pipers
The Dukes Of Stratosphere
Utopia
Paris
Tom Waitts
Creedence Clearwater Revival
Big Sur
Alex Chilton
The Nomads
Television
Lou Reed
Luke Haines
Sonic Youth


"What ya gonna do when your head's exploding?"

RFW



* November is proving to be a great month for live music.
Tonight we're heading north to Hampton, NH
for the ever-vital
Cheap Trick 



and opening hometown-favorites
Watts!




Thursday, November 09, 2017

Transmission 8917 - No Rocks


Rolls only!

Medeski, Martin & Wood
Simian
Major Lazer
Bo Carter & The Mississippi Sheiks
Ronnie Lane
Yim Yames
Neil Young
Mumford and Sons
Leon Russell
Mott The Hoople
Eric Clapton 
Montrose
Howlin' Rain


"We Are Rolling"

RFW

Saturday, November 04, 2017

Transmission 8817 - The Stickman Cometh


Tony Levin

A renowned master of the bottom end, studio ace and prolific photographer
reflects on his personal and musical past, 
discusses the present King Crimson 
and prepares for the future
hometown show in Boston!

King Crimson
Peter Gabriel
Bruford Levin Upper Extremities
Liquid Tension Experiment
Stick Men

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"can you pull me out?"

RFW


When referencing a band, consistency is usually a variable. It could be used to denote genre, quality or members. 

In the case of King Crimson live, all three fittingly apply:

- Although their music is stereotypically categorized as Prog(ressive), it actually occupies it's long-reserved space as an ever-morphing hybrid that is equally comfortable with pounding power-chord sequences and delicate woodwind, cymbal and hushed-vocal passages.

- The brand is regal. Over 48 years, each performance is a piece of audio art, where painstaking precision collides with free-form interplay. 

- Robert Fripp is the bedrock. The foundation on which this legendary congregation of like-minded cohorts adhere to the metronomic vision, but often radically alter the path and deviate the trajectory of the author's flights.

The current eight-headed monster witnessed on the Radical Action Tour 2017 is a percussion-heavy assemblage of gifted players who breath life as one  into old and new selections. Synchronicity, perception and passion were always on display along with an obvious joy of creating 
such compelling sounds.

If you are lucky enough to get the chance to attend an upcoming recital, don't miss it.





* Special thanks to Tony Levin for joining RFW in the Archives 
and to DGMLive.com for the link and mutual vibe. 
It was a fun talk and very special show.


Friday, November 03, 2017

Transmission 8717 - What Does HSR Mean To You?


Turn to the dog-eared page and follow
Fig.14
as we whip ourselves into
A Roman Mood
with a little help from my friends!

Human Sexual Response
Unnatural Axe
The Freeze
LaPeste
Mission Of Burma
The Neighborhoods
The Real Kids
Willie Alexander & The Boom Boom Band
DMZ
The Cars
November Group
Suede Cowboys
Someone & The Sombodys

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"Love's no excuse to procreate"

RFW



* Boston in the late seventies/early eighties was very fertile musical ground, especially for those of the more subverted, adventurous and experimental variety! 

I was in the epicenter of the local scene as an original host of the ever-present 
Late Risers Club on WTBS/WMBR and WBCN 
playing records by (now) legendary bands such as those included in tonight's Transmission. 

A favorite then and now was/is Human Sexual Response. Their two studio albums Fig.14 and In A Roman Mood are available for your at home pleasure and I thought you would enjoy these archived videos, including the infamous closing of 5 All Night (a local late-night TV show). Fines were levied butt fun was had by all. The dance floor is filled with a who's who of club-dwellers such as our fearless radio leader Oedipus, Lou Miami, Jeannie Miller and so many others. 

I'm literally out the door in a few minutes to attend the 
40th Year Reunion HSR Concert and obligatory after-party! 
I'm looking forward to seeing old friends, hearing great music 
and getting into more rock and roll trouble. 
Insanity ensues!



**A great show in Boston by both Unnatural Axe and Human Sexual Response.
Richie Parsons and the boys ripped it up all over the crowed in typical UA fashion!


 HSR never sounded or looked better! So cool to see so many favorite faces at the same time. A special thanks to Windle and the band for their hospitality and talent



Saturday, October 28, 2017

Transmission 8617 - Fantasmic Features


A Monster-Movie Shock-Fest!

Black Sabbath

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Dave Edmunds

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Lenny Kravitz

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Rocky Erickson & The Aliens
Blue Oyester Cult
Gorillaz

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The Cramps 

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Rob Zombie

The Living Dead Girl Poster

Ramones 

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The Sonics

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David Bowie
Leonard Nimoy
Japan


Bryan Ferry



"So near and yet so far
Castaway as strangers are
This Island Earth
And you and me"

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RFW

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*My original source of classic horror movies was Fantasmic Features hosted by Feep who was voiced by Ed T. McDonnell. It ran on WNAC-TV Channel 7, Boston, Massachusetts
 from June 17, 1963 to January 4, 1964!


Friday, October 27, 2017

Transmission 8517 - Yes! Yes! Yes!


Girls x 3!!!

Elvis Presley
Elvis Costello
Elton John
Barrence Whitfield & The Savages
Warron Zevon
T. Rex
Spirit
Bob Dylan
The Fools
Nirvana
The Beatles
The Monkees
The Beach Boys
Alex Chilton
XTC
Supergrass
Stone Temple Pilots
Stevie Salas
David Johanson
Iggy Pop
Rod Stewart


"She's a beautiful girl girl girl"

RFW

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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Transmission 8417 - It Ain't Nothing But


"Shit, if this is gonna be that kind of party


I'm gonna stick my dick


in the mashed potatoes!"

Don Covay
Praxis
The Undisputed Truth
Mose Allison
Bonnie Raitt
Climax Blues Band
Foo Fighters
John Lennon
Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger
Human Sexual Response
The Heads with Andy Partridge
Andy Summers
Frank Zappa & The Mothers


"ain't this a funky Saturday night"

RFW

*The opening post quote was from our coda B-Boys Messin' With The Freak Freak 
by Beastie Boys!

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Transmission 8317 - A Calming Peace


Find a place to enjoy your blessings.

Wingless Angels
Wings Of Faith Juniors Of  Grand Rapids, MI
Wings
Richard Thompson
Chris Spedding
The Pretty Things
Robert Plant
Beck
Gizmodrome
Gentle Giant
Nguyên Lê & Ngo Hong Quang
Kasumi Washington 


"oh, that's the sights and sounds of London Town"

RFW

*What a joy to wake up happy. Despite the barrage of political, natural and man-made disasters that are now every day occurrences, to smile at the persons dear to you. To sip coffee, walk the dogs by the ocean wide-eyed, breath deeply and listen attentively to absorb all the sights, scents and sounds that abound. I hope it's infectious. 
Much love to you and yours.
D







Panoramic Ocean photo - CJ Wohlman (seen here with Ginger and Nova).

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Transmission 8217 - Eye See Replicants Again


"Sometimes to love somebody you gotta be a stranger"

Hans Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfisch
Ryuichi Sakamoto
Otomo Yoshihide
Nûs
The Tubes 
Ohio Players
Alejandro Escovedo
Dhani Harrison
Organissimo
The Beatles
Jeff Beck


"Do you love me?
I love you.
Do you trust me?
I trust you."

RFW

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*Top Quote: Deckard - Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

**Second Quote: Deckard & Rachael - Blade Runner (1982)

***Postscript - As I mentioned was my plan, I made it to Blade Runner 2049. To say I merely saw it would be a terrible understatement. Sitting dead-center in an IMAX theater, I can truly report that I have never been more immersed in a movie. The conception, writing, acting, effects, editing, cinematography and directing was all top-notch. The original score, sampled songs and the overall sound was beyond description! No spoilers here - just a delight in reporting the that the story answered many old questions, but raised just as many new ones!


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