️️ October 9th
Just a 'regular' good ol' music show!
Tonight, I'm going to take a li'le holiday from the recordings and give
you the kind of radio show I've done for most of my thirty plus years
here at 94.9 CHRW Radio Western.
The musical theme tonight is one appropriate for a Thanksgiving holiday weekend... Home!
What I like to do with theme shows like this is to cover as many aspects and genres of a given topic as I can find.
️️ October 2nd
Two recent recording for your listening pleasure!
The first event I'll be playing is from The Wood Shed Concert Series held at The London Brewing Co-operative on Sunday, September 19th
For the rest of the show, I'll play a recording I made in an Old East
Village apartment during an afternoon music creation session held every
week. Everyone attending was a multi-instrumentalist, changing
instruments between songs. I was the only 'audience' there so I thought I
air this one to give you an idea what a crucible of music is like when
it's done by pros!️
A late addition to fill in til the end of the show is a recording I
made at the Hippy Cafe back in 2004 of local jam band, The Riderless!
️️ September 25th
The TURBINE Tapes!
biggest techno event in many months was held on Saturday, September
16th at Justin Bardawill's new
space, The Alchemy Junk
Warehouse. Justin invited me to record the mix and I gladly accepted!
️️ September 18th
The first part of the show is from a benefit event at @Forbidden City for The Native Women's Association of Canada held on August 26th!
The second half will be devoted to the Our Friends Electric experimental electronic event held at The SoHo Bar and Grill on September 14th.
️️ September 11th
I promised myself this year that I'd concentrate on recording at new
venues to try to cut a wider swath through the London music scene. So
back on June 17th, I recorded for the first time at Life of Leisure Surf + Social Club in Old East Village.
️ To end the show for this week, a retrospective dive with a recording I made at The London Music Club on October 22nd, 2005 featuring The Robbie Antone Band!
️️ September 4th
️ Last week and this, Radio Free London has teamed up with The DeRok and Roll Radio Road Show to bring you the complete Back To The Garden 2017!
️️ August 28th
On tonight's show, Part 1 of Back To The Garden 2017
️️ August 21st
️️ On tonight's show, another recording from @Fitzrays Fitzrays Indie Wednesday, featuring:
️ For the second part of the show, we revisit a recording I made about two years ago at the APK Live. Jenny Rensby was hosting an acoustic open stage on the patio (weather permitting) on Sunday afternoon's that summer. Tonight I'll feature Yessica Woahneil doing her first full length sets in front of the public.
️ August 14th
The first half of tonight's show is a recording from @East East Village Arts Collective's Collectively Speaking Saturday evening performance of electronic artists:
As part of my 'retro summer project' I have two recordings that aren't mine but are certainly worth some airtime:
️ Red Fishy Wins - Take Down The Borders:
This six song cassette was recorded in 1992.
️ Erin Clarke at the Home County Folk Festival in (approx.) 2005.
Last but certainly not least, a musical tribute to my cat, Lazarus
Long, who passed away in my arms a couple of weeks ago. He was 17 years
old and had a good life.
️ August 7th
️ We srt the show with a quick turnaround in the 'new' department, recorded at Forbidden City this last Saturday, August 5th:
️ In the 'old' department, two recordings that I made in 2004 at the infamous Hippy Cafe:
️ July 31st
️ Starting off the show is a new recording I made at Call The Office on Wednesday, July 19th featuring two bands.
️ Ne up is an It's Trash record label special recorded at Vibrafusion Labs in 2014.
Finally, continuing my retro Radio Free London 'summer project', a mix
tape made by the 17 year old son of a friend of mine to celebrate 1997,
the 'Year of the Punk', originally aired on December 29th, 1997.
️ To open up the show, I have a special retrospective treat... from the early 1940s!
My father was a gadget freak much like me. In the early 1940s, he
bought a Wilox-Gay Recordio (pictured below), a combination radio,
record player and record CUTTER as well! The record player had two
arms. One was on a worm gear and was spring loaded so it would press
down on the blank record's surface that was used to record with. The
other arm was used to play the records you made back.
So the first set of music on tonight's show will be my parents, relatives and friends making music... 75 years ago!
The rest of tonight's show will be yet another Radio Free London
retrospective, this time from (only) 20 years ago in the late nineties.
️ July 10th
Tonight's show is a mixed bag, a recent live recording, a recording
that got turned into an album ad another Radio Free London
retrospective, this time from the late 90s.