Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Live music with The McLovins this Sunday!

Sunday, May 3rd, 12 noon
The McLovins

Be part of our studio audience. Admission is free, and everyone is welcome. Call 203.331.9756 for reservations & directions.

Please spread the word to your friends on Facebook.

As always, admission is free and everyone is welcome to attend.
From Rolling Stone:

Meet the McLovins, a jam band that covers Phish, the Meters and Weather Report and improvises extensively on their original tunes.

The trio is comprised of Jake (Drumlovin), Jason (Basslovin) and Jeff (Axlovin).

Jeff is still in middle school!!!

These shredders from Hartford, Connecticut, gained notoriety after a fan posted a YouTube video of them performing Phish's "You Enjoy Myself" on the Phish Phantasy Tour message boards.

Check out the video for "You Enjoy Myself" below, and click here to listen to a full live-set recording from one of their gigs in the Hartford area.

Added bonus: Janet Golden will interview the "McLovin Moms" on Morning Mommy Update at 1:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Playlist; April 26, 2009

Program started at 1:00 p.m. Thanks to J.F. for covering the first three hours.

Set One
High Ceiling; Reality; Illusions (2009 High Ceiling)
The Disco Biscuits; M.E.M.P.H.I.S.; 4/19/09 The Klein, Bridgeport CT
[mic break 1:26 p.m.]

Set Two
New Riders of the Purple Sage; Rockin' with Nona; Where I Come From (2009 Woodstock)
New Riders of the Purple Sage; Pour House Jelly (bonue track); Where I Come From (2009 Woodstock)
[mic break 1:41 p.m.]

Set Three
The Dead; Looks Like Rain (acoustic); 4/24/09 Nassau Coliseum
White Roses; My Little Star; Spark the Chain (2009 Retro Rocket)
Lynne Arriale; Wrapped Around Your Finger; Nuance (2009 Molena)
[2:00 p.m.]

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Saturday, April 25, 2009

The plague of the jam band scene

This video is from the Nassau Coliseum lot last night. You can hear the tanks hissing in the background. Look at all the balloons on the ground. Nitrous oxide, a.k.a. hippie crack, is a plague on the scene. It was out of control at the Klein in Bridgeort when the Disco Biscuits played there, and apparently Nassau had the worst gas scene of the Dead 2009 tour.

The nitrous dealers are organized thugs, and they must be stopped.

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Tee-Ball Opening Day

Noah getting a hit on opening day.

Redneck Deadhead hybrid


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Friday, April 24, 2009

The WBAI meltdown continues

An anonymous post at NYC Indymedia describes a Local Station Board (LSB) meeting at which board chair Mitch Cohen and member Steve Brown sought to begin a no-notice evaluation of WBAI General Manager Tony Riddle and Program Director Bernard White.

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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Pogrom in Bolivia

Bolivia's government is targeting Jews. This comes after President Evo Morales accused the US of backing an assasination attempt. 

Bolivian police forces raided a Chabad center in the northeastern town of Rurrenabaque a number of times in recent days, ordered its closure and arrested a number of Israeli tourists who were staying there.


Rabbi Aharon Fraiman, who heads the center, told Ynet the police refused to give him a reason for the raid, but rumors throughout the town have linked the police activity to an assassination attempt on the Bolivian president last week.


On Wednesday, after the center temporarily resumed activity, Fraiman, who was almost arrested himself, said this was nothing more than a local dispute: "An anti-Semitic restaurateur who thinks we are hurting his livelihood is doing everything to get us out of here," the rabbi said.
Bolivia's communist leader is claiming that the US Embassy in La Paz was behind an alleged assassination plot uncovered last week. Morales was to have delivered a speech in New York this week, but canceled at the last minute, claiming illness. New York's leftist radio station WBAI was to have carried the speech. 

Music that will give you teh ghey

Love Gods Way has the definitive list of bands that will make your children gay.
We Strongly recommend that you burn the CDs. Make sure your child is watching. Make sure they can feel the heat. It is crucial that the image remains emblazoned in their young minds. They need to know that if they continue to listen to these bands they may Burn eternally as well.
On the gay list: Phish, The Jonas Brothers, Frank Sinatra and Cole Porter.

Included in the list of "Safe Bands": Cyndi Lauper, Cheap Trick and Blondie.

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Sunday, April 19, 2009

Playlist, April 19, 2009

Set One
Hendrik Meurkens; Mountain Drive; Samba to Go! (2009 Zoho)
Tom Harrell; The Sea Infinite; Prana Dance (2009 Highnote)
Charles Mingus; Better Get Hit in Yo' Soul; Fire Into Music: The Best of Impulse! vol. III (1989 Impulse!)
[mic break 10:32 a.m.]

Set Two
Arizona State University Pitchforks; Saturday in the Park; Chunk '94 (?)
Art Blakey; Mayreh; The Prime Source (2005 Proper)
Electro Lounge; Caravan (The John Buzon Trio/Eat Static Remix); Electronic Excursion in Hi-Fi Stereo (1999 The Right Stuff)
Max Creek; Something is Forming; Spring Water (1998 Wranger)
Jackie Greene; Downhearted; Giving Up the Ghost (2008 429 Records)
[mic break 11:03 a.m.]

Set Three
The Bobs; Hit the Road; Greg; Get Your Monkey Off My Dog (2007 Bobs)
Sarah Vaughan; Day In, Day Out; Imcomparable (2000 Just Jazz)
Joey DeFrancesco; Take Me Out to the Ball Game; Joey D! (2008 Highnote)
Joey DeFrancesco; Let's Get to the Nitty Grity; Finger Poppin' (2009 Doodlin')
Duke Ellington; Sweet and Pungent; Blues in Orbit (2004 Sony)
[mic break 11:30 a.m.]

Interview with Amy Bob Engelhardt of The Bobs

Set Four
The Bobs; Get Your Monkey Off My Dog; Get Your Monkey Off My Dog (2007 Bobs)
Illinois Jacquet; Bow Jest; The New York Sessions (JSP)
Dave Siebels; Not That There's Anyhting Wrong with That; with Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band (2008 PBGL)
Brick; Dazz
The Crusaders; Street Life; The Crusaders Story (1996 GRP)
Jaco Pastorius; The Medley: Purple Haze/Thrd Stone From the Sun/Teen Town; Heavy'n Jazz (1986 JazzPoint)
[mic break 12:42 p.m.]

Set Five
King for a Day; Mile After Mile; GOTV 2007
Thin Lizzy; The Boys are Back in Town
Grateful Dead; Weather Report Suite>Dark Star jam>Eyes of the World; Dick's Picks 14
[mic break 1:55 p.m.]

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Sunday, April 12, 2009

Playlist, April 12, 2009

UPDATE: Welcome, Deadheads. The 4/12/09 Greensboro show is here.

Sorry for the delay. I don't know WTF is wrong with our network, but again there was no internet connection and also no audio stream. Here's today's program.

Set One
The Ed Palermo Big Band; Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance; Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance (2006 Cuneiform)
Henry Kaiser/Wadada Leo Smith; What I Say; Yo Miles! Upriver (2005 Cuneiform)
Miles Davis; Walkin'; In Europe (2005 Sony)
[mic break 10:43 a.m.]

Set Two
Miami Saxophone Quartet; Wapango; Fourtified (2008 Fourtitude)
Tipton Saxophone Quartet; Yugo A Go Go; Laws of Motion (2008 Zipa!)
World Saxophone Quartet; Hal's Blues (2006 Justin Time)
[mic break 10:58 a.m.]

Set Three
Tipton Saxophone Quartet; Sind'; Laws of Motion (2008 Zipa!)
Steve Elson; Heaven in Your Eyes; Mott & Broome (2008 Lips & Fingers)
Dave Siebels; I Wish; With Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band (2008 PBGL)
Charles Tolliver Big Band; I Want to Talk About You; Emperor March (2009 Half Note)
Colleen McNabb; Who Needs Forever; Don't Go to Strangers (20008 Zucca)
Gene Ammons; You Talk That Talk; Have You Had Your Vitamin B-3 Today? (compilation) (2001 Label M)
[mic break 11:33 a.m.]

Set Four
Ernestine Anderson; This Can't Be Love; A Song for You (2009 High Note)
Bob Sniter/Joe Locke FIlm Noir Project; Last Tango in Paris; Nocturne for Ava (2009 Origin)
Jaco Pastorius; Continuum>Fannie Mae; Live in Italy (2001 Jazzpoint)
Umphrey's McGee; Cemetery Walk; Mantis (2009 Sci Fidelity)
[mic break 12:08 p.m.]

Set Five
Karl Denson; Dance Lesson #2; Dance Lesson #2 (2001 Capitol)
J.P. Delaire; Gotta Keep the Funk Alive; In My Life (2009
Funkatronic; Electica; Up from the Underground (2006 Higher Synthesis)
James Brown; The Payback; The Payback
CCC; Sunshine a Go Go; Revolved
George Duke; Dukey Treats; Dukey Treats (2008 Heads Up)
Russel Gunn; Because I Love You; Love Stories (2008 Highnote)
[mic break 12:55 p.m.]

Set Six
Joey DeFrancesco; Blues Up and Down; Joey D! (2008 Highnote)
Tom Harrell; Marching; Prana Dance (2009 Highnote)
White Roses; My LIttle Star; Spark the Chain (2009 Retro Rocket)
[mic break 1:13 p.m.]

Set Seven
The Disco Biscuits; World Is Spinning>Voices Insane; The WInd at Four to Fly (2006 Diamond Riggs)
Dave Siebels; The Coupe With Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band (2008 PBGL)
Wayne Wallace; Straight Life/Mr. Clean; Infinity (2008 Patois)
Steely Dan; Everything Must Go; Everything Must Go (2003 Reprise)
[2:00 p.m.]

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Friday, April 10, 2009

Interview with The Barber

Sunday, April 12th, 1:30 p.m.

I'll be interviewing Jon Gutwillig of the Disco Biscuits.

Uniting elements of electronic dance music with more traditional forms of American rock, the Disco Biscuits have long established themselves as one of the most exciting - and influential - touring bands in the country. In the late 90s, the band pioneered a unique style of music, often referred to as "trance-fusion," that distinguished them from their peers, while heavily influencing an entire generation of younger "livetronica" acts.

The Disco Biscuits will be playing The Klein in Bridgeport on April 19th.

UPDATE: For whatever reason, the interview didn't happen. If I can reschedule it I'll post a note.

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Tuesday, April 07, 2009

A Message to the Rich

Or, the pathology of generation take.

Bill Whittle
makes a lot of sense here.
You are not welcome in America any more. Take your wealth and prosperity and inventiveness and hard work and vision and insight and bold risk-taking and joy in seeing growth and wealth creation and just go away – right now, before it’s too late. Because if you stay, Joel Berg and Barack Obama and Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi and Barney Frank and Chris Dodd will continue to come after you for more and more and more and they will not ever stop – not ever – until you are forced to flee.
Read it all.

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Sunday, April 05, 2009


The lunatic children who have been running WBAI for the past few years have finally had their playtime stopped by adult intervention.
> From: Justice & Unity Alert
> Subject: URGENT: Hands off WBAI!
> To: xxxxxxxxxxxx
> Date: Thursday, April 2, 2009, 11:05 AM
> Email the Pacifica National Board to Protest!
> The following was circulated by WBAI's General Manager, Tony Riddle, late
> last night, to the WBAI staff and the Pacifica National Board and its Chair,
> Grace Aaron (who is based in Los Angeles)...The opening sentence of Mr. Riddle's email is: "It has been brought to my
> attention that you have issued an order today to change the locks on the WBAI
> transmitter room in the Empire State Building tomorrow." We are urgently
> attempting to learn more about the situation.
> This is extremely serious -- it allows the new national controllers of Pacifica
> to directly program the station from any location at any time...
> ...We must fight back! Send an email to the Pacifica National Board at
> -- which reaches each board member individually, including
> Grace Aaron. Please send a cc to Demand that WBAI's
> autonomy and local control of programming be maintained and protected!
It's too late for Bernard White and the Justice & Unity Campaign. The dysfunctional lunatics are being shoved aside by the functionally retarded lunatics of the Pacifica National Board.

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Playlist, April 5, 2009

Sorry for the delayed posting. I couldn't get an internet connection at the studio this morning.

Set One
Matthew Shipp Trio; Mel Chi 2; Harmonic Disorder (2009 Thirsty Ear)
Hriomi; Old Castle, by the river, in the middle of a forest; Spiral (2005 Telarc)
Larry Willis; TD's Tune; The Offering (2008 Highnote)
[mic break 10:27 a.m.]

Set Two
Bill Evans; Letter to Evan; The Last European Concert (2009 Gambit)
Bill Evans; Yet Ne'er Broken; The Last European Concert (2009 Gambit)
[mic break 10:44 a.m.]

Set Three
Stan Getz/Gerry Mulligan; Too Close for Comfort; Getz Meets Mulligan in Hi-Fi (2009 Jazz Track)
Stan Getz/Gerry Mulligan; That Old Feeling; Getz Meets Mulligan in Hi-Fi (2009 Jazz Track)
Benny Golson; Grove's Groove; New Time, New 'tet (2009 Concord)
Bob Sneider/Joe Locke; I Want to Live Main Theme; Nocturne for Ava (2009 Origin)
Roger Kellaway; Someday My Prince Will Come; Live at the Jazz Standard (2008 IPO)
Amanda Carr; Good Bait; Soon (2007 OMS)
Bethany Smith Staelens; All Or Nothing At All; The Big Band Theory (2008 Kotteb)
[mic break 11:31 a.m.]

Set Four
Sloleak; Katie Mae; Sloleak (1996 Pure)
Deep Banana Blackout; Homo Lingo; Live in the Thousand Islands (1995 Artkin Touchya)
Mojo Morgan; Red Light (Roxanne); Got Mojo? (2009 Gedion Soldiers)
KJ Denhert; Message in a Rainbow; Dal Vivo a Umbria Jazz (2008 Motéma)
Danny Green; Panic Nap; With You in Mind (2008 Alante)
Chicago Jazz Philharmonic; An Afternoon with Mr. Bowie; Collective Creativity (2008 3Sixteen)
DJ Zebra; Roxanne Should be Dancing
[mic break 12:16 p.m.]

Set Five
Umphrey's McGee; Made to Measure; Mantis (2009 Sci Fidelity)
Umphrey's McGee; Preamble; Mantis (2009 Sci Fidelity)
Umphrey's McGee; Mantis; Mantis (2009 Sci Fidelity)
[mic break 12:35 p.m.]

Set Six
Joey DeFrancesco; Strollin'; Finger Poppin' (2009 Doodlin')
Julia Fordham; I Keep Forgettin'; China Blue (2009 Little Boo)
Benny Golson; Whisper Not; New Time, New 'tet (2009 Concord)
Take 6; Someone to Watch Over Me; The Standard (2008 Heads Up)
Colleen McNabb; Save Your Love For Me; Don't Go To Strangers (2008 Zucca)
[mic break 1:06 p.m.]

Set Seven
Anthony Branker & Ascent; Never Alone; Blessings (2009 Origin)
Tom Heasley/Toss Panos; Zephyr; Passages (2007 Full Bleed)
Mark Taylor; Maia; Spectre (2009 Origin)
Buselli-Wallarab Jazz Orchestra; I'll Be Around; Where or When (2008 Owl Studios)
James Moody/Thad Jones; Great Day; The Legendary 1963-64 Sessions (2007 Lone Hill Jazz)
[mic break 1:41 p.m.]

Set Eight
Wayne Wallace; Love Walked In; Infinity (2008 Patois)
Steely Dan; Everything Must Go; Everything Must Go (2003 Reprise)
[2:00 p.m.]

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Friday, April 03, 2009

EFF Wonders: Did Obama Violate Copyright Law With iPod Gift?

The Electronic Frontier Foundation ponders the copyright implications of Obama's gift to Queen Elizabeth II.

President Obama reportedly gave an iPod, loaded with 40 show tunes, to England's Queen Elizabeth II as a gift. Did he violate the law when he did so?

You know your copyright laws are broken when there is no easy answer to this question.

Our copyright laws are hopelessly tangled. As the EFF put it, "none of us should want a world where even our leaders--much less the rest of us--can't figure out how copyright law operates in their daily lives."

Hat tip: David Kravets at Wired

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