Thursday, August 31, 2017


August 1, 2017
"Video Killed The Radio Star" performed by The Buggles
"Time Heals" performed by Todd Rundgren

"Little Lamb Dragonfly" performed by Paul McCartney and Wings
"Take It All" performed by Badfinger
"Walk A Thin Line" performed by Fleetwood Mac
"Busy Doin' Nothin'" performed by The Beach Boys
"The Night The Carousel Burnt Down" performed by Todd Rundgren

August 3, 2017
"Older Than I Am" performed by Kainalu-WSPC PREMIERE
"In The Middle" performed by Skyline Sounds-WSPC PREMIERE
"Rocket" performed by The Smashing Pumpkins
"Eastern Bloc" performed by Thomas Dolby
"Pleasure Dome" performed by Van Halen
"I Wanna Know If It's Good To You" performed by Funkadelic

August 4, 2017
"Bam" performed by Jay-Z with Damien Marley-WSPC PREMIERE
"Beat Them All" performed by Public Enemy-WSPC PREMIERE
"Electric Blue" performed by Arcade Fire-WSPC PREMIERE
"Stay Happy" performed by Broken Social Scene-WSPC PREMIERE
"Holding On" performed by The War On Drugs-WSPC PREMIERE

August 5, 2017
"Yes I'm Changing" performed by Tame Impala
"Somebody Up There Likes Me" performed by David Bowie
"Only People" performed by John Lennon
"The Golden Calf" performed by Prefab Sprout
"Woman On A Train" performed by The Fixx

August 6, 2017
"If You Were Here" performed by The Thompson Twins

"Space Age Love Song" performed by A Flock Of Seagulls
"Save It For Later" performed by The English Beat
"The Queen Of Ur And The King Of Um" performed by Wire
"Strange Currencies" performed by R.E.M.

August 7, 2017
"When Am I Going To Mae A Living?" performed by Sade
"Burning Bright" performed by General Public
"Par Avion" performed by Mike and the Mechanics
"Hero Takes A Fall" performed by The Bangles
"Wait" performed by Wang Chung
"Don't Change" performed by INXS

August 8, 2017
"What I See" performed by Planet P. Project
"Picture That" performed by Roger Waters-WSPC PREMIERE
"This World Over" performed by XTC

"Chained To The Rhythm" performed by Nataly Dawn & Sarah Clanton-WSPC PREMIERE

August 9, 2017
"Adios" performed by Glen Campbell-WSPC PREMIERE
"I Know What I Know" performed by The Monkees
"Reconsider Me" performed by Warren Zevon
"Dust In The Wind" performed by Todd Rundgren
"Wichita Lineman" performed by R.E.M.

"Maybe We Be Dreamin'" performed by Thompson Springs-WSPC PREMIERE

August 10, 2017
"Under Cover" performed by Ducktails

"Coming Your Way' performed by Fleetwood Mac
"The Evil Has Landed" performed by Queens Of The Stone Age-WSPC PREMIERE
"We're On Te Road Again" performed by Ringo Starr-WSPC PREMIERE

'The Less I Know The Better" performed by Nataly Dawn and Sarah Clanton-WSPC PREMIERE

August 11, 2017
"Moonlight' performed by Jay-Z-WSPC PREMIERE
"The Message" performed by Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five
"Paid In Full" performed by Eric B & Rakim
"Star/Pointro" performed by The Roots
"Umi Says" performed by Mos Def
"Get By" performed by Talib Kweli

August 13, 2017
"What's Going On" performed by Marvin Gaye
"Love's In Need Of Love Today" performed by Stevie Wonder
"Things It Would Have Been Helpful To Know Before The Revolution" performed by Father John Misty-WSPC PREMIERE
"People Are People" (live) performed by A Perfect Circle
"Imagine" performed by John Lennon

August 14, 2017
"All You Fascists Bound To Lose' performed by Woody Guthrie
"Dublin" performed by Prefab Sprout
"Home Away From Home" performed by The Roches

"It's No Game (part 1)" performed by David Bowie
"Spellbound" performed by Siouxsie and the Banshees
"Humdrum And Humble" performed by Tears For Fears
"America Is Waiting" performed by David Byrne & Brian Eno
"A Boy Named Sue" (live at San Quentin) performed by Johnny Cash

August 15, 2017
"More Trouble Every Day" performed by Frank Zappa

"Impeach The President" performed by The Honey Drippers
"The Other Side Of The Mountain" performed by Planet P. Project
"Everybody Is Going To Make It This Time" performed by Funkadelic
"Fear" performed by Lenny Kravitz
"Rise" performed by Todd Rundgren

"I Want You (She's So Heavy)" performed by The Bee Gees, Dianne Steinberg, Paul Nocholas, Stargard and Donald Pleasence

August 16, 2017
"Troubled Times" performed by Green Day
"We Got To Have Peace" performed by Curtis Mayfield
"Ku Klux Klan" performed by Steel Pulse
"Two Little Hitlers" performed by Elvis Costello and the Attractions
"Lunatic Fringe" performed by Red Ryder

August 17, 2017
"Ticket To The Moon" performed by Electric Light Orchestra
"Balloon" performed by Wendy & Lisa
"Hang On In There" performed by John Legend and The Roots
"Free" performed by Prince
"Rocket Man" performed by Elton John

August 18, 2017
"Chicago" performed by Frank Sinatra
"Chicago" (unreleased) performed by Billy Corgan
"Pulaski At Night" performed by Andrew Bird
"Chicago" performed by The Doobie Brothers
"Living In Chicago" performed by The Bee Gees

August 19, 2017
"Mexican Fender" performed by Weezer-WSPC PREMIERE
"The May Queen" performed by Robert Plant-WSPC PREMIERE

August 20, 2017
"This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)" performed by Talking Heads

Buddy Rich & Jerry Lewis drum battle
"Stare Into The Sun" performed by Imperial Drag
"Heart Of The Sunrise" performed by Yes
"Sour Girl" performed by Sarah Clanton

August 21, 2017
"Soncheynne" performed by P.M. Dawn
"Staring At The Sun" performed by Wendy & Lisa
"One Look Up" performed by The Fixx
"Blinded By The Light" performed by Bruce Springsteen
"Brain Damage/Eclipse" performed by Pink Floyd

"Long Shadow" performed by Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros
"The Celestials" (live) performed by The Smashing Pumpkins

August 22, 2017
"Aeronaut" performed by Billy Corgan-WSPC PREMIERE
"Spark" performed by Tori Amos
"Ticket To The World" performed by Roland Orzabal
"Mysterious Power" performed by Vernon Reid
"Down In A Hole" performed by Alice In Chains

August 23, 2017
"The Sky Is A Neighborhood" performed by Foo Fighters-WSPC PREMIERE

"Phone Call From The Moon" performed by Adrian Belew
"Endless Shore" performed by Melody's Echo Chamber

August 24, 2017
"Dear Life" performed by Beck-WSPC PREMIERE
"Flashing Lights" performed by Kanye West
"Walk On By" performed by Isaac Hayes
"The Cisco Kid" performed by War
"Map To The Stars" performed by Ducktails-WSPC PREMIERE

August 25, 2017
"So What" performed by Miles Davis

"One For Daddy-O" performed by Cannonball Adderley
"Passin' Thru'" performed by Charles Lloyd New Quintet-WSPC PREMIERE
"Caravan" performed by Thelonious Monk
"Summertime" performed by Miles Davis

August 26, 2017
"Politik" performed by Coldplay
"Texas Flood" (live 1985) performed by Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble
"Blak And Blu" performed by Gary Clark Jr.
"Put Your Money On Me" performed by Arcade Fire-WSPC PREMIERE
"tonite" performed by LCD Soundsystem-WSPC PREMIERE

August 27, 2017
"Freewill" performed by Rush

"The Hissing Of Summer Lawns" performed by Joni Mitchell
"The Door Into Summer" performed by The Monkees
"The Sky Is Fallin'" performed by Queens Of The Stone Age
"Long Hot Summer" (demo April 17, 1968) performed by Jimi Hendrix
"Gone" performed by The Amazing

August 28, 2017
"Sign O' The Times" (live/film version 1987) performed by Prince

"Room In Here' (live SXSW 2016) performed by Anderon. Paak and The Free Nationals
"Let's Go Dancing" performed by Kool and the Gang
"Rhythm Of Life' performed by Hugh Harris
"Lords Of The New Church" performed by Tasmin Archer
"Kind Words (And A Real Good Heart)" performed by Joan Armatrading

August 29, 2017
"Day I Die" performed by The National-WSPC PREMIERE
"Mr. X" performed by Ultravox
"Metro" performed by Berlin

August 30, 2017
"The Blackout" performed by U2-WSPC PREMIERE

"It's Over" performed by Badfinger
"You Do" performed by Aimee Mann
"Survival" performed by The Pursuit Of Happiness
"Fade Away" performed by Todd Rundgren
"Love Underneath My Thumb" performed by Wild Nothing
"Funk Pop A Roll" performed by XTC

August 31, 2017
"Vivaldi's The Four Seasons: Summer" conducted and performed by Itzhak Perlman
"Hourglass" performed by Squeeze
"Perfect World" performed by Huey Lewis and the News
"We Got The Beat" performed by The Go-Go's
"Vodka" performed by Moe Berg


1. "Welcome To The Blume Lagoon"
2. "Love Nebula"
3. "Older Than I Am"
4. "Wasting Away"
1. "Maybe We Be Dreaming"
2. "Sun And Gun"
3. "Dandelion Queen"
4. "Overloadin' My Heart"
5. "Graffiti Rose"

1. "Fight The Youth" performed by Fishbone
2. "Bombs Away" performed by The Police
3. "Night Rally" performed by Elvis Costello and the Attractions
4. "Stick It Out" performed by Rush
5. "Survivalism" performed by Nine Inch Nails
6. "No Thugs In Our House" performed by XTC
7. "Join The Parade" performed by Planet P. Project
8. "Mina Loy (M.O.H.)" performed by Billy Corgan
9. "People Are People" performed by A Perfect Circle
10."Smell The Roses" performed by Roger Waters
11."Wall" performed by Living Colour

1. "Overture: Mountaintop and Sunrise/Communion With The Sun" performed by Utopia
2. "Darkness/ Earth In Search Of A Sun" performed by Jan Hammer
3. "Into The Sun" performed by Sean Lennon with Yuka Honda
4. "Markes Lag Stilla" performed by Dungen
5. "See The Sun" performed by James Iha
6. "Mad Man Moon" performed by Genesis
7. "Violet Rays" performed by The Smashing Pumpkins
8. "Sisters Of The Moon" performed by Fleetwood Mac
9. "The Stars That Play With Laughing Sam's Dice" performed by The Jimi Hendrix Experience

1. "The Back Seat Of My Car" performed by Paul & Linda McCartney
2. "Mystery Title" performed by Robert Plant
3. "Gonna Get Ya" performed by Pete Townshend
4. "All Stood Still" performed by Ultravox
5. "Endless Bummer" performed by Weezer
6. "Fractured Mirror" performed by Ace Frehley
7. "All Apologies" performed by Nirvana
8. "The Remains Of Rock And Roll" performed by Broken Bells
9. "Harmony" performed by Elton John


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Thursday, August 3, 2017


Contrary to what I am certain is the consensus, Summer is not my favorite of the four seasons. In fact, it is my least favorite of them all.

For me, if temperatures were somewhere in the more than comfortable mid-70's with gracious breezes and low  humidity, I would love Summer to the point where it would possibly be my favorite season of them all. but, alas it is not, for the rising temperatures combined with the excessive humidity just makes me feel like I am a different person entirely.

Even so, there are aspects to Summer that go beyond the meteorological that stick closely to my soul, ensuring that these months out of the year are unlike any others and therefore, a necessity as I travel through the season cycle.

Despite the speed of the years as an adult compared to the miles upon miles of road ahead during childhood, there is this languid quality to Summer that I have always enjoyed. And certainly, people are generally much happier being warmer, hotter and just being outdoors period when compared to the Winter. There's just something about Summer during which, and unlike other seasons, when the days and nights can feel as if you are "listening 2 the grass grow," as Prince once sang.

Perhaps that is why I tend to listen to music like longer, more expansive songs and sometimes sounds that feel more rustic to a degree, like 1970's Neil Young or Traffic for instance. Songs that feel like long hot Summer days with school long in the rearview mirror and those seemingly endless adventures still on the horizon.

Yet, oddly enough, the emotions that speak to me the greatest are the ones that are more bittersweet, more...oh, I would guess, autumnal. 

These are not necessarily the ones that arrive at Summer's end, those seasonal notes that send those first signals that Fall is on the way or that the new school year will soon be in session. I am thinking slightly more about the times that inexplicably signal any sort of life changes to come--the cycle of endings and beginnings, often simultaneous. It is a feeling that is nearly inexplicable but you know it when you feel it and often times, I feel the need to find the right music that can capture whatever elusive emotions that I am feeling. Maybe it is giving some sort of voice to what ever is inside. Maybe it is giving an emotion a sound. But, believe me, when I hear it, I just KNOW!
Todd Rundgren's "Something/Anything?" (released February 1, 1972) is precisely such an album as it was the one I first heard at the age of 18 in 1987 during the Summer between the end of high school and the beginning of college and my life in Madison, WI.
In fact, just this week, I found myself compelled to reach for Badfinger's "Straight Up" (released December 13, 1971--and incidentally produced by Todd Rundgren) and the precise second those lonely piano chords for the opening track "Take It All" began to flow through the speakers, I KNEW that I had hit upon just what I needed to carry me through these final weeks of the Summer season, with so much uncertainty for the Fall, a reality that is only mirroring the uncertainty of the state of the world right now.

I guess this posting is again all about how music can assist us in unquestionably infinite ways. Should we ever need it, music will always be here for us to help get us through the seasons or through life experiences more joyous or arduous regardless of the season.

Music has never let me down and I don't believe that it ever could. Keep listening. Keep listening. Keep listening even more and eve harder for we can't let music down.

And as always...PLAY LOUD!!!!!!!