So Old It’s New set for Monday, July 22, 2024

Music for a Monday night. My track-by-track tales follow the bare-bones list.

1. Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Nut Rocker (live, from Pictures at an Exhibition)
2. Golden Earring, Sleepwalkin’
3. Deep Purple, A Bit On The Side
4. Jethro Tull, Rock Island
5. David Bowie, Shadow Man
6. The Rolling Stones, Laugh I Nearly Died
7. Elvis Costello, Tonight The Bottle Let Me Down
8. The Byrds, You’re Still On My Mind
9. Warren Zevon, Poisonous Lookalike
10. The Kingsmen, Death Of An Angel
11. Grand Funk Railroad, Creepin’
12. Manfred Mann’s Earth Band, Don’t Kill It Carol
13. Gov’t Mule, Silent Scream
14. Eric Clapton, Black Summer Rain
15. Rory Gallagher, I’m Not Awake Yet
16. The Butterfield Blues Band, Just To Be With You
17. Kansas, Throwing Mountains
18. Patti Smith, Birdland
19. George Thorogood & The Destroyers, That’s It, I Quit

My track-by-track tales:

1. Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Nut Rocker (live, from Pictures at an Exhibition) . . . One of ELP’s several rock interpretations of classical works, this one from the album where the band put its stamp on the piano suite by Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky. Nut Rocker, however, was the last track on the album and lone piece not by Mussorgsky. It was ELP’s adaptation of a work by another Russian composer, Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. Nut Rocker was also a hit single in 1962 for American instrumental ensemble B. Bumble and the Stingers, who were famously among the many artists name-checked by the one-hit wonder band Reunion on their 1974 hit Life Is A Rock (But The Radio Rolled Me), which I played a few weeks ago although B. Bumble is referred to as B.B. Bumble in the first verse of the Reunion song.

2. Golden Earring, Sleepwalkin’ . . . Funky boogie boppin’ single, didn’t chart, from the 1976 album To The Hilt. Much more to the Dutch band than just the songs Radar Love and Twilight Zone.

3. Deep Purple, A Bit On The Side . . . Chugging, driving rocker from the new Deep Purple album, = 1, released this past Friday, July 19, to celebrate my birthday. 🙂 Officially a senior now, at 65. Just coincidence, of course, but a nice birthday present to myself. It’s the first studio album to feature Purple’s new guitarist, Northern Irish player Simon McBride. McBride replaces Steve Morse, who McBride filled in for on tour a couple years ago when Morse took a break from the band to care for his ailing wife who has, alas, since died. Morse eventually left the group and McBride was made a fulltime member. I liked the Morse period, which covered eight studio albums from 1996 to 2021, but McBride has fit right in and the album, rightly, is getting good reviews but I’m probably the wrong person to ask, being a huge Deep Purple fan. As for the album’s title, according to Wikipedia “the album has been described as having a loose concept around the idea that in a world growing ever more complex, everything eventually simplifies down to a single, unified essence. Everything equals one.” There’s a mathematical equation on the inside sleeve of the album cover, which gives me nightmares about high school algebra, but the cover is cool: a simple = 1 and “Deep Purple” on an otherwise entirely white background, somewhat akin to The Beatles’ White Album.

4. Jethro Tull, Rock Island . . . I’ve been going through some of Tull’s more recent albums of late, and played Occasional Demons from 1993’s Catfish Rising a couple weeks ago. This is the title cut from the album preceding that one, released in 1989. Typical Tull, part ballad, some riff rocking, nice.

5. David Bowie, Shadow Man . . . Haunting, spooky track featuring a stirring vocal performance by Bowie. It was originally recorded in 1971, but left unfinished, during the sessions for the classic 1972 album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars. Bowie reworked it in 2000 for the Toy album project, which wasn’t released on its own until 2021 although Shadow Man was included on the 3-CD deluxe edition of the compilation Nothing Has Changed, released in 2014.

6. The Rolling Stones, Laugh I Nearly Died . . . Slow burning bluesy funk track, if that makes sense but I think you can marry myriad genres, a mashup of sorts. Apparently used in the TV series Supernatural, which I’ve never seen but aside from sports, history documentaries and Star Trek I’m not a big TV watcher although all of that consumes enough time. Probably a good thing I’ve not seen Supernatural, although now I’m tempted, because then I’d think of scenes from the show instead of enjoying the song. It’s like when a novel becomes a movie and the paperback is re-released with a character or two, as portrayed by actors, on the cover. Just not my cup of tea – I prefer to imagine what characters look like or interpret the song for myself, but I ‘get’ the tie-ins.

7. Elvis Costello, Tonight The Bottle Let Me Down . . . Just randomly picked Almost Blue, Costello’s 1981 country and western covers album, off the shelf and played it driving back and forth to the gym this past week. A Merle Haggard tune, nicely done, on a solid album. The older I get, the more I seem to enjoy country music. Interesting.

8. The Byrds, You’re Still On My Mind . . . Still in the country groove, here’s another hurtin’ tune, from the Sweetheart Of The Rodeo album, the one record Gram Parsons, who sings the tune, did with the Byrds before leaving to form The Flying Burrito Brothers.

9. Warren Zevon, Poisonous Lookalike . . . About a relationship gone bad, from Zevon’s 1995 album Mutineer. David Lindley helps out on fiddle and cittern, a guitar-like stringed instrument, similar to a lute, dating to the Renaissance. Lindley, who had an extensive session playing history with many artists including Zevon, Jackson Browne and Linda Ronstadt, is perhaps best known on his own for his 1981 debut solo album El Rayo-X. That record featured the hit single Mercury Blues (also done by Steve Miller on the Fly Like An Eagle album), written by blues musicians K. C. Douglas and Robert Geddins and first recorded by Douglas in 1948.

10. The Kingsmen, Death Of An Angel . . . Slightly speeded up version of a spooky sort of song originally done in 1955 by the Los Angeles-based doo-wop vocal group Donald Woods and The Vel-Aires. It was released on the 1964 album The Kingsmen Volume II, subtitled “More Great Songs From The Group That Gave You ‘Louie, Louie’ “.

11. Grand Funk Railroad, Creepin’ . . . Inspired to play it by a friend mentioning it, an appropriately-titled track from 1973’s We’re An American Band album, it was the B-side to the title cut No. 1 single.

12. Manfred Mann’s Earth Band, Don’t Kill It Carol . . . Two different English bands with one leader. There’s the 1960s Manfred Mann of hits like Do Wah Diddy Diddy, Pretty Flamingo and their cover of Bob Dylan’s Quinn The Eskimo (The Mighty Quinn), released as Mighty Quinn by Manfred Mann. Then there’s the 1970s progressive/jazz rock Manfred Mann’s Earth Band, best known for their 1976 hit single cover of Bruce Springsteen’s Blinded By The Light. The trippy, psychedelic Don’t Kill It Carol, from 1979’s Angel Station album, made it just inside the top 50 in the UK.

13. Gov’t Mule, Silent Scream . . . Bluesy, dark, near 11-minute epic from the Mule’s 2004 album Deja Voodoo.

14. Eric Clapton, Black Summer Rain . . . Lovely track from the 1976 album No Reason To Cry. Among the personnel on the album were Bob Dylan, all members of The Band, Ron Wood, ace session guitarist Jesse Ed Davis and Yvonne Elliman, who contributed vocals to four Clapton studio albums during the 1970s and was part of his touring band.

15. Rory Gallagher, I’m Not Awake Yet . . . Typically fine guitar picking on this cantering cut from Gallagher’s second solo album – Deuce, released in 1971 – after the 1970 breakup of Taste.

16. The Butterfield Blues Band, Just To Be With You . . . Soulful blues from Paul Buttefield and friends from the In Your Own Dream album, released in 1968.

17. Kansas, Throwing Mountains . . . Great prog rock from a band that, like a lot of people, I first appreciated during the 1970s for their hits Carry On Wayward Son and Dust In The Wind but investigated more deeply, and was rewarded, as time passed. This one’s from a latter day album with a great title – The Absence of Presence – released in 2020.

18. Patti Smith, Birdland . . . I’d describe this harrowing, nine-minute production from Smith’s debut release, the 1975 album Horses, as progressive punk stirring spoken word art rock. According to Wikipedia, it was inspired by A Book of Dreams, a 1973 memoir of Austrian psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich by his son Peter, and revolves around a narrative in which Peter, at his father’s funeral, imagines leaving on a UFO piloted by his father’s spirit.

19. George Thorogood & The Destroyers, That’s It, I Quit . . . I’m outta here, quitting for the night as Thorogood covers a Nick Lowe-penned song, from The Destroyers’ 2003 album Ride ‘Til I Die. The song was also done by English band Dr. Feelgood, released on the 1977 album Be Seeing You, produced by Lowe.

CKMS News -2024-07-21- In uncertain times, city seeking residents for “Kitchener 2051” community working group

CKMS News -2024-07-21- Planning with uncertainty, city seeking residents for “Kitchener 2051” community working group.

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Kitchener, ON – 
Work on “Kitchener 2051“, the city’s next 25 year official plan has commenced, and staff have opened applications for residents who would like to work in a community working group who will provide guidance throughout the process. 

In the press release, Rosa Bustamante, Kitchener’s Director of Planning and Housing Policy said “Kitchener 2051 is an opportunity to tackle these issues head-on, ask big questions, and prepare us for an uncertain future”. With work starting in the fall, the press release says the community working group will “exert real influence through their expertise and insights”.

This show features an interview with Natalie Goss, the policy and research manager for the City of Kitchener. Goss discusses the scope of “Kitchener 2051”, how the plan will be adapted as we move through dynamic social and ecological conditions, and how folks can get involved in shaping the city’s new 25 year official plan.


Radio Nowhere Episode 72 Summer, 7/20/24

Download:, 57m41s, 80.0 MBytes

The Letter The Box Tops
Mr. Soul Buffalo Springfield
Rock & Roll Woman Buffalo Springfield
Time Has Come Today The Chambers Brothers
Wind Circus Maximus
Break on Through The Doors
Light my Fire The Doors
I Had Too Much to Dream (Last Night) The Electric Prunes
Somebody To Love Jefferson Airplane
Groovin’ The Young Rascals
Roadhouse Blues The Doors
Spill the Wine Eric Burdon & War
Are You Ready The Chambers Brothers
Born to be Wild Steppenwolf
Why Can’t We be Friends? War

New Music Added to Libretime + Horizon Broadening Hour #36

What’s up, y’all? Here is what I’ve added to Libretime since last week:

Who Cares Simple Line of Enquiry Classical CanCon
Krisj Wannabe And You? – Single Punk No
Son of Dave A Flat City Blues CanCon
Maggie Rae The year I spent in Yoko’s bedroom Pop CanCon
Stainslav Kreitchi Voices and Movements Electronica No
Brandi Disterhegy Gratitude Jazz CanCon
Spring Celebrations Pop CanCon
Here Come the Fire Hoses This Is The Sound of My Voice Alternative CanCon
Consonance October Rock CanCon
XiFu Sages one last dance Traditional CanCon
Oh Susanna Sleepy Little Sailor Rock CanCon
Blacklist Royals Blacklist Royals Rock Indeterminable
Zack Foley Silent Boomer X Jazz No
Ali Hugo Pristine – Single Pop CanCon
Kristine Grealy Frozen in Time – Single Singer-Songwriter CanCon
Private Name Private Number I Did a Lot (Freestyle) Hip Hop NSFR CanCon
Primaluce a day of freedom – single Pop No
Sexy Mathematics An Imitation – Single Alternative CanCon
Bobby Sproat Heartbreaker – Single Indie Rock Instrumental also available CanCon
Erika Grapes, FELIX SUBWAY Once Upon an Ordinary – Single Folk No
Rayka Blake Born Again – Single Pop No
Falls for the Elderly AI Suicide Metal CanCon
Saskatones Mercury Rock CanCon/KwCon
Corinne Caza Tempting Too – Single Pop CanCon
Paulina Morgan We Can Talk for Hours – Single Pop CanCon
Chris Cachia The 27th Letter Hip Hop CanCon
Cavolo Nero Agar – Single Pop No
The Grand East Life is Boring – Single Rock No
Close to Fire Hear Me Out – Single Pop No
Jack and the Weatherman Thorns – Single Pop No
The Young Scones Bone – Single Rock CanCon
Damian Moore Physical Science Rock Indeterminable
Joey Demarco Elevate Me – Single Pop CanCon
Ten Minute Detour Sound of Thunder – Single Indie Rock CanCon
Line Glow Come Back – Single Pop CanCon (presumed)
Boy Golden For Eden Rock CanCon
Chris Brown & Kate Fenner O Witness Indie Rock CanCon
Bob Brough A Decade of Favorites Jazz CanCon
Jacob 2-2 The Elastic Heart of Youth Pop CanCon
Pat Carey’s Jazz Navigators Starlight Jazz CanCon
Pissing Razors Live in the Devil’s Triangle Metal No
Jacob 2-2 Well, Well Pop CanCon
Her Motives are Silent Running – EP Rock CanCon
The Meringues Shambles – Single Punk Kingston CanCon
Ivor Game Autumn – Single Singer-Songwriter No
Ivor Game We’re Getting Older – Single Singer-Songwriter No
Dide Human – Single Hip Hop NSFR (presumed) No
June Hawthorn breaker Folk CanCon

Here is tonight’s Horizon Broadening Hour:


Saskatones – Mariner 10
The Meringues – Shambles
Krisj Wannabe – And You?
Falls for the Elderly – BMX 2
Sexy Mathematics – An Imitation
The Grand East – Life is Boring
The Young Scones – Bone
Her Motives are Silent – Running
Teenage Art Scene – Japan
Paulina Morgan – We Can Talk for Hours
Line Glow – Come Back
Maggie Rae – MVP
Kristine Grealy – Frozen in Time
Corinne Caza – Tempting Too
Primaluce – A Day of Freedom
Close to Fire – Hear Me Out
June Hawthorn – breaker
Ali Hugo – Pristine
Jack and the Weatherman – Thorns
Boy Golden – Your Love (Where It’s At)
Bobby Sproat – Heartbreaker
Rayka Blake – Born Again
Erika Grapes & Felix Subway – Once Upon an Ordinary
Ivor Game – We’re Getting Older
Cavolo Nero – Agar
Son of Dave – Take Your Baby to a Jazz and Blues Bar
Joey Demarco – Elevate Me
Zack Foley – Everything I Love
Who Cares – after the Rain
Private Name Private Number – I Did a Lot (Freestyle)
Dide – Human
Chris Cachia – Hot and Cold
Lisa Oribasi – Oscillation

See y’all next time!

Updated Resource List!

As promised, here is an updated list of the resources I used for my last 3 shows!

Arceneaux, Noah. “Dismantling the Golden Age: Broadcast Scheduling Strategies on 1950s US Network Radio: Radio Journal: International Studies in Broadcast & Audio Media.” Radio Journal: International Studies in Broadcast & Audio Media, vol. 21, no. 2, Oct. 2023, pp. 237–52,

Brackett, David. The Pop, Rock, and Soul Reader. 4th ed. New York: Oxford University Press,

Douglas, Susan J. Listening In: Radio and the American Imagination. University of Minnesota Press, 2004.

Gronow, Pekka. An International History of the Recording Industry. Continuum, 1999.

Jones, Ellis, and Jeremy Morris. “Competing Sounds? Podcasting and Popular Music: Radio Journal: International Studies in Broadcast & Audio Media.” Radio Journal: International Studies in Broadcast & Audio Media, vol. 20, no. 1, Apr. 2022, pp. 3–15,

Sawyers, June Skinner. “The Middle Years: A Day in the Life 1965-1967″ Read the Beatles. Penguin Books, 2006.

So Old It’s New set for Saturday, July 20, 2024

Another album replay set list for my Saturday show. The three records I’m playing – Black And Blue by The Rolling Stones, In Through The Out Door by Led Zeppelin and Drama from Yes – all came to mind thanks to chats with friends the past week or so.

The Stones and Zep albums, released in 1976 and 1979, respectively, came up in a discussion about albums that may not have been necessarily well received critically upon release but have seemed to stand the test of time and in the view of some, and also in so-called retrospective reviews by journalists, have risen in stature.

There’s the Stones, “auditioning guitar players” as Keith Richards termed Black And Blue. It was recorded in sessions stretching, in various stints, from late 1974 to early 1976 before its April, 1976 release and featured various guitarists including eventual Stone Ron Wood after the departure of Mick Taylor. What resulted was a brew of rock, funk, soul, disco and reggae helped along by the presence, among others, of keyboardist Billy Preston who contributed live and in studio to various Stones projects during that period, and percussionist Ollie Brown. The departed Taylor was on record as saying he enjoyed the album.

Then Zeppelin, in relative tatters with Robert Plant still mourning the death of his young son and Jimmy Page and John Bonham in the throes of drug and booze addiction, releasing a somewhat uncharacteristic, keyboard-heavy album. That’s due in large measure to the influence of bassist/keyboard player John Paul Jones, a noted if perhaps underappreciated session player along with Page in the early 1960s, who co-wrote six of the seven songs on the album, previously unheard of for anyone outside the Page-Plant songwriting duo.

And then there’s Drama, the out of left field in terms of personnel Yes album from 1980 featuring members of The Buggles of Video Killed The Radio Star fame when Trevor Horn (lead vocals, replaced longtime Yes singer Jon Anderson) and Geoff Downes (keyboards) replaced Rick Wakeman. I got talking about it, and Yes in general, when a friend mentioned he was going to see Yes on a bill with Deep Purple coming up in August and we agreed that Drama is a damn fine album. It’s one of my favorites by Yes, I don’t hear much difference between Horn’s vocals and Anderson’s, but that’s not even really the point because I like the almost metallic sound of the record, particularly its opening track, the 10-minute epic Machine Messiah. And the rest of it. So, here you go, three interesting albums for a Saturday morning.

The Rolling Stones – Black And Blue

1. Hot Stuff
2. Hand Of Fate
3. Cherry Oh Baby
4. Memory Motel
5. Hey Negrita
6. Melody
7. Fool To Cry
8. Crazy Mama

Led Zeppelin – In Through The Out Door

1. In The Evening
2. South Bound Suarez
3. Fool In The Rain
4. Hot Dog
5. Carouselambra
6. All My Love
7. I’m Gonna Crawl

Yes – Drama

1. Machine Messiah
2. White Car
3. Does It Really Happen?
4. Into The Lens
5. Run Through The Light
6. Tempus Fugit

The Clean Up Hour, Mix 275

What’s up, y’all? Tonight marks the 60th All Things Considered segment — I make the case for Kitty Pryde in this one!


$krillionaire (feat. Travie McCoy) (feat. All-American Rejects)
okay cupid
orion’s belt (feat. riff raff)
bad sweater weather
how 2 b a heartbreaker???
time is the donut of the heart!!!
strange magic
counting all the starfish
your love
ay shawty 3.0 (feat. Lakutis)
Mass Text Booty Call-In
Mass Text Booty Call (feat. ya boy sprightly)
509 Seabreeze
Brush Me Off (feat. DVS)
☼ MISS U ☼
Asari Love Song
thanks kathryn obvious
m0rgan stop =͟͟͞͞ʕ•̫͡•ʔ =͟͟͞͞ʕ•̫͡•ʔ =͟͟͞͞ʕ•̫͡•ʔ =͟͟͞͞ʕ•̫͡•ʔ =͟͟͞͞ʕ•̫͡•ʔ
B.O.M.B (peter) [note — those of you listening live will hear it cut off here; apologies, couldn’t fit everything in before the MixtapeMonopoly replay).
2 Minutes (feat. Lazerdisk & Rtymeklubben)
Running Away
Baby Pink
the window (with american pleasure club)
It Never Hurts (feat. Teen Suicide)
ashby road

See y’all next time!

Through the Static Episode 37 – 17/07/24

Once again reaching all across the spectrum of genres, music, and time to bring you a swell line-up of tunes. From bluegrass country, to driving rock, to bits and pieces rearranged to make something new, check out another episode of Through the Static below!

  • The Recap – The Dead South
  • You Outta Know – Alannis Morissette
  • Everything Hits At Once – Spoon
  • I.B.M. – Throbbing Gristle
  • Friends of Mr. Cairo – Jon & Vangelis
  • Le Risque – King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
  • Frontier Psychiatrist – The Avalanches

Also, I released an album this past weekend! It’s called Prairie Stairs, out now on all streaming platforms, so check it out (might play something off of it next week :). And if you like the album and like Through the Static and are just generally feeling generous, you can also find the album on Bandcamp and purchase it for a small donation!

Check out Bandcamp here!

Check out the podcast!

Merkaba Radio

Brandon Szabo presents show logoMerkaba Radio.

Brandon has traveled the world training and performing professionally in an array of artistic mediums such as dance, acting, singing, and music production. He created Merkaba Radio to showcase Rising Talent in the EDM and House Music Genres as well as feature some new releases from larger DJs.

Merkaba Radio is your source of EDM/House Music & News for the KWC and beyond.

Tune in and activate your Merkaba..

Merkaba Radio is hosted by Brandon Szabo and airs on CKMS-FM on Saturday from 8:00pm to 9:00pm.

CKMS News -2024-10-14- Tenant organizer says residents being priced out as landlords continue to increase rents.

CKMS News -2024-10-14- Tenant organizer says residents being priced out as landlords continue to increase rents

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Kitchener, ON – The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing recently told CKMS News that their “balanced approach” to the rental market is working, as purpose built-housing rental construction has hit “record-high” numbers. However, renters in Waterloo Region are facing their own record highs. According to, landlords are now charging 1,935$ a month for a 1-bedroom in Kitchener, and more than 2,327$ for a 2-bedroom. Prices are higher in Waterloo.

Organizations advocating for stronger protections for renters have maintained their focus on landlords and the various levels of government.  One such organization is the Social Development Council of Waterloo Region, who primarily focus on “Housing & Homelessness, Grassroots Infrastructure, and Lived Expertise.”

This show features an interview with Megan Walker, a tenant organizer in the Eviction Prevention program at the Social Development Council. Walker discusses her work and responds to statements the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing made to CKMS News. 

Radio Nowhere Episode 71 Summer, 7/13/24

Download:, 57m35s, 80.0 MBytes

Country Honk The Rolling Stones
Summertime Blues Eddie Cochrane
House of the Rising Sun The Animals
California Sun The Rivieras
Mr. Tambourine Man The Byrds
Shakin’ All Over Chad Allen & the Expressions
Get Off of My Cloud The Rolling Stones
My Generation The Who
She’s Not There The Zombies
For What it’s Worth Buffalo Springfield
Summer in the City Lovin’ Spoonful
CC Ryder Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels
Gimme Some Lovin Spencer Davis Group
Woodstock Crosby Stills Nash and Young
Get Ready Rare Earth
Something’s in the Air Thunderclap Newman
Rock And Roll The Velvet Underground
Laydown (Candles in the Rain) Melanie
Mercy Mercy Me Marvin Gaye

Episode VII of Readers Delight

Readers Delight with cup of coffee

Download: audiolog-start-2024-07-14T13_00_28.mp3 55 MB, 1h00m02s

Episode VII of Readers Delight – features authors:  Carolyn Mills & Heather Warren

Carolyn Mills  read from her books, “Sins of the Daughter & The Good Son”. Carolyn’s books are available on Amazon.
Heather Warren read from,  “Being Wyrd”. You can find Heather’s book on Amazon.

So Old It’s New set for Monday, July 15, 2024

My track-by-track tales follow the bare-bones list. Audio log of the show unavailable, alas, this week.

1. Montrose, Space Station #5
2. Atomic Rooster, Head In The Sky
3. Camel, Never Let Go
4. J.J. Cale, Stay Around
5. Steely Dan, I Got The News
6. The Rolling Stones, Terrifying
7. Boz Scaggs, Runnin’ Blue
8. Paris, Black Book
9. Fleetwood Mac, Born Enchanter
10. Joe Cocker, Hitchcock Railway
11. Jimi Hendrix, Ezy Ryder
12. Bill Withers, Harlem
13. Peter Gabriel, The Rhythm Of The Heat
14. Pink Floyd, Cymbaline
15. Ten Years After, Convention Prevention
16. Steve Earle, I’m Looking Through You (Beatles cover)
17. Traffic, Many A Mile To Freedom
18. Frank Zappa/The Mothers Of Invention (credited as The Mothers), Fifty-Fifty
19. Rare Earth, Ma

My track-by-track tales:

1. Montrose, Space Station #5 . . . Montrose has been top of mind because I watched a documentary on Sammy Hagar last week, so here you go. Cool ‘space’ intro and then into a propulsive hard rock tune from Montrose’s self-titled debut album, released in 1973 with Hagar of course on lead vocals. It’s where the eventual connections between Hagar and Van Halen arguably began. Eddie Van Halen was a fan of Montrose guitarist Ronnie Montrose and the Montrose album was produced by Ted Templeman, five years before Van Halen’s debut which was produced by Templeman among many Van Halen albums he was involved with, although just one, For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge, with the Van Hagar version of the band. Templeman, well-known for his production work with The Doobie Brothers and Van Morrison, also worked on solo albums by both Hagar and David Lee Roth.

2. Atomic Rooster, Head In The Sky . . . Driving rocker from a progressive British band whose roots are traced to The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown (known for the single Fire) which featured the late keyboardist Vincent Crane and drummer Carl Palmer, before he left in 1970 after one album with Rooster to join Emerson, Lake and Palmer. This is from the band’s third album, In Hearing Of, released in 1971.

3. Camel, Never Let Go . . . From the English progressive rock band’s self-titled debut album in 1973, melding acoustic and harder rock flourishes.

4. J.J. Cale, Stay Around . . . Typical bluesy, relaxed groove from J.J., an artist I often say did essentially the same thing for countless albums yet was always different enough to never be boring or repetitive. This is the title cut from a 2019 posthumous release of to that point unreleased material. It was put together by Cale’s widow Christine Lakeland, who was a member of his band and appeared on many albums, and his longtime friend and manager, Mike Kappus, who also worked extensively with John Lee Hooker and Robert Cray, among others.

5. Steely Dan, I Got The News . . . Funky, jazzy track from an often funky, jazzy band, from 1977’s Aja album.

6. The Rolling Stones, Terrifying . . . A swinging tune from the 1989 album Steel Wheels. It was the fourth single released from the album, did reasonably well yet isn’t among the band’s well-known tracks in terms of widespread recognition. So, I’m happy to use it as a relative deep cut.

7. Boz Scaggs, Runnin’ Blue . . . Many people I think remember Boz Scaggs for hits like Lido Shuffle and Lowdown but, long before those hits he was a member of the pre-commercial hits Steve Miller Band during that group’s early, psychedelic and blues period, then a fine solo artist in his own right as evidenced by this rhythm and blues tune from his 1971 album Boz Scaggs & Band.

8. Paris, Black Book . . . Hard rocking tune by a hard rocking, Led Zeppelin-ish band put together by mid-period Fleetwood Mac member and, later, solo artist Bob Welch, after he left Fleetwood Mac following 1974’s Heroes Are Hard To Find album. Also in the band, which released two albums in 1976, was former/original Jethro Tull bass player Glenn Cornick.

9. Fleetwood Mac, Born Enchanter . . . And here’s Welch in a different light, on this jazzy, er, enchanting tune he wrote and sang for the aforementioned 1974 Fleetwood Mac album Heroes Are Hard To Find. It was Welch’s last of five albums with the Mac, which recruited Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham and went on to massive commercial success. The band was essentially three different groups: the early, blues-oriented outfit led by Peter Green, the Welch period and the Nicks-Buckingham lineup, all excellent in their own ways.

10. Joe Cocker, Hitchcock Railway . . . Bouncy, jaunty track from Cocker’s second album, the 1969 release Joe Cocker! Cocker is joined by a host of session players including The Grease Band. That group, which backed Cocker at Woodstock, included such luminaries as keyboardist/bassist Chris Stainton, whose long list of credits include albums with Eric Clapton, Leon Russell (who also plays on the Cocker album), Spooky Tooth, Pete Townshend and Ian Hunter, and guitarist Henry McCullough, later of Paul McCartney and Wings.

11. Jimi Hendrix, Ezy Ryder . . . From the first of countless posthumous Hendrix releases, the Cry Of Love which came out in March, 1971. I remember my older brother having it, him being a big Hendrix fan who introduced me to Jimi’s music. The album was comprised of material Hendrix was working on for a planned fourth studio album, which he never completed before his death. Ezy Ryder, a funk-driven rocker, is one of the few available studio recordings by the Band of Gypsys – Hendrix, bass player Billy Cox and drummer Buddy Miles. The trio is well-known for the album Band of Gypsys, recorded at New York City’s Fillmore East venue as the calendar flipped from 1969 to 1970.

12. Bill Withers, Harlem . . . Ever-escalating soul track from Withers’ 1971 album Just As I Am. It’s the one featuring his biggest hit, Ain’t No Sunshine and is notable for the who’s who of musicians backing Withers, including Stephen Stills, Booker T. Jones and Donald ‘Duck’ Dunn of of Booker T. and The M.G.’s fame, and session drummer to the stars Jim Keltner.

13. Peter Gabriel, The Rhythm Of The Heat . . . Haunting track from Gabriel’s 1982 album, his fourth. It was called Security in North America and featured the hit Shock The Monkey, although Gabriel reluctantly went along with the ‘Security’ nomenclature the record company wanted in order to differentiate the album from what preceded it. The first four Gabriel albums are officially called, simply, Peter Gabriel but the first three are also unofficially known and identifiable as, in order, Car, Scratch and Melt based on their cover art.

14. Pink Floyd, Cymbaline . . . Early Floyd, a pastoral-type track whose sound is at odds with the dark lyrics. It’s from the More movie soundtrack, released in 1969. The movie, about drug addiction, is currently available on YouTube but, regardless, the album hangs together well as a stand-alone statement.

15. Ten Years After, Convention Prevention . . . Typically fine boogie rock from TYA, from 1972’s Rock & Roll Music To The World album.

16. Steve Earle, I’m Looking Through You (Beatles cover) . . . Earle gives the Rubber Soul song the country/bluegrass treatment; from his 1995 album Train a Comin’.

17. Traffic, Many A Mile To Freedom . . . Beautiful track from The Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys album, released in 1971. Jethro Tull, and I love that band, isn’t the only group employing fabulous flute playing – here courtesy Chris Wood.

18. Frank Zappa/The Mothers Of Invention (credited as simply The Mothers), Fifty-Fifty . . . Typically great guitar by Zappa on this one from 1973’s Over-Nite Sensation, coupled with the renowned Jean-Luc Ponty on violin. Vocals by Ricky Lancelotti, lost to the world to a drug overdose in 1980, age 35.

19. Rare Earth, Ma . . . Epic, 17-minutes and change title track from the band’s 1973 album. Written by Motown ace songwriter/producer Norman Whitfield, who often teamed with Barrett Strong to write such classics as Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone, to which Ma is considered to be something of a companion piece. Among their other collaborations: I Heard It Through The Grapevine, War and Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me).

New Music Added to Libretime + Horizon Broadening Hour #35

What’s up, y’all? First things first, here is what I’ve added to Libretime in the past week:

Bobby Henson LA Freeway – Single Country No
Dana Powell Your Love Is Enough Country CanCon
Flo Olavarria Broke For You – Single Pop CanCon
Scott M Simmons No Matter Where I Go – Single Country No
Josh Tepper Guide Me Meron (Hot and Sweaty Remix) – Single Pop No
Monster Fever Monster Sized Problems Rock Indeterminable
Michael Quinn Waking Giant – Single Rock Indeterminable
Hannah Georgas Hannah Georgas Indie Rock CanCon
NZONDI & Fredo Starr Nothin Left – Single Rock NSFR No
Alex Rex Otterburn Country & Folk No
Justine Tyrell Ghost Town (feat. K. Forrest) – Single R&B Clean and Explicit versions available CanCon
Paul Irvine Faux Pop – Vol. 1 Pop CanCon
David Bach About Last Night Jazz No
Blake Jones & The Trike Shop And Still Rock No
Meredith Moon Constellations Folk CanCon
Alex Southey Entertainers Bring May Flowers Singer-Songwriter CanCon
Holland Phillips A Sense of Distance New Age No
Raphael Groten & Rebecca Kordis Unity New Age No
Houston Rydell Letting Go – Single Pop CanCon
Famina Green With Envy – Single Rock No
Madeline Doornaert Broken Harbour Alternative CanCon
Komodo Rat King – Single Rock No
Keenan Mundane JOLLY ROGER 7″ Hip Hop NSFR No
The Lad Classic Automatic Rock CanCon
Ari Shiller Story Untold – Single Rock No
Ari Shiller Vexed – Single Rock No
Gary Myrick The Sum of All My Sins Blues No
Lone Pines Fake Plastic Trees – Single Rock CanCon
Kuda Kwashe Ms. Café – Single R&B Indeterminable
The Thinkers Come to Me (Single) Rock No
The Thinkers Let’s Go! (Single) Rock No
Natali Dizdar Dobre Je Sve (Ana Marija Sir Remix) – Single Electronic No
Papermaps Darker Lights Rock CanCon
Current Swell Long Time Ago Rock CanCon
Francois Carrier Trio All’ Alba Jazz CanCon
Braithwaite & Whiteley Wellington County – Single Pop CanCon
Nathan Shubert’s Pirate Ship Moorage, Captain, Port & Chambers Classical CAnCon
Ayla Brook & the Sound Men (I Don’t Want to Hear Your) Break Up Songs Rock Indeterminable
Erik Knear Votive Sound Jazz No
Erik Knear MELODIA ch.5-6 Jazz No
Nige B U R What U R Vol. 2 Hip Hop NSFR CanCon

Here is tonight’s Horizon Broadening Hour:


Laura Sea – Certified Anti-Depressant
Michael Quinn – Waking Giant
Komodo – Rat King
Houston Rydell – Letting Go
Ari Shiller – Story Untold
The Lad Classic – New Emotion
The Thinkers – Let’s Go!
Gary Myrick – Death Letter
Lone Pines – Fake Plastic Trees
Alex Southey – Waterloo, Where the Vampires Hang Out
Meredith Moon – I Loved That Town
Dana Powell – That’s How it Goes
Bobby Henson – LA Freeway
Blake Jones & the Trike Shop – Used Record Store
Flo Olavarria – Broke For You
Justine Tyrell – Ghost Town (feat. K. Forest)
Kuda Kwashe – Ms. Café
Josh Tepper – Guide Me Meron (Hot and Sweaty Remix)
Natali Dizdar – Dobro Je Sve (Ana Marija Sir Remix)
Charlie P – Overthinking
NIGE B – Remarkable (feat. Artifice, the Visionary & Txreek)
Keenan Mundane – T. Burbank (Ratchet & Clank)
Leland Philpot – We Movin
FSQ – This is Caribbean Disco
David Bach – City Lights
Holland Phillips – On Whistlers Ridge
Raphael Groten & Rebecca Kordis – Eternal Blossom
Erik Knear – Wonder of Mine
Erik Knear – Beautiful Tonight
Sunan Nabinacaboo – When Peace Like a River Attended My Way

See y’all next time!

CKMS News -2024-07-11- By-laws, phone zaps, and a day-of-action, ACORN continues push for protections for renters

CKMS News -2024-07-11- By-laws, phone zaps, and a Day of Action, ACORN continues push for protections for renters.

dan kellar
Kitchener, ON –
As rent prices
continue to increase province-wide, ACORN has continued to demand action from all levels of government. At the municipal level, ACORN chapters were part of campaigns that won new renter protection by-laws in Kitchener and Hamilton in June, and province-wide Phone Zaps have targeted MPPs and demanded action.  

On July 11th, ACORN has organised a Day of Action with protests in Ottawa, Toronto, Mississauga, London, Hamilton demanding “the Ontario Government protect affordable housing, and stop placating for-profit corporate developers and their desire for maximum profits.”

This show features Acer Bonapart, the chair of Waterloo Region ACORN. Bonapart told CKMS that while there isn’t an action planned locally on the 11th, the group will be active through the summer.

CKMS News contacted local PC MPPs for comment on ACORN’s demands but were told they were “not available for comment”. The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing did not respond.

**shortly after first publishing this piece CKMS News received a short statement from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing. We will address the statement in an upcoming CKMS News publication.**

So Old It’s New set list for Saturday, July 13, 2024

I’m featuring late 1970s-early 1980s punk/new wave and ska songs, stuff I got into during my college days, plus a segment, near the end of the set, of one-hit wonder type material of the kind one used to find on compilations from record labels like K-tel. I’ve done full shows of one-hit wonder stuff in the past, likely will do so again at some point.

This show includes Reunion’s Life Is A Rock (But The Radio Rolled Me), which famously name-checks myriad artists, songs and record companies, and Blue Swede’s Hooked On A Feeling, aka the Ooga-Chaka song (Ooga-Chaka Ooga-Ooga Ooga-Chaka Ooga-Ooga Ooga-Chaka …). The Blue Swede song returned to prominence via its presence in the first Guardians Of The Galaxy movie and as lead cut on the soundtrack, in 2014.

Sugarloaf, meantime, was at least a two-hit wonder. Besides what I’m playing, Don’t Call Us, We’ll Call You, the group’s Green-Eyed Lady was an even bigger hit. And Hot Chocolate, represented in the set by the song Emma (you may recall the lyric Emma, Emmalene…a sad song, actually) had many hits in the UK and North America, including You Sexy Thing, Every 1’s A Winner, You Could Have Been A Lady (a North American hit single for April Wine) and Brother Louie, which American band Stories turned into the North American chart-topping version I’m playing on the show.

I’ve got a double dip of Flash and The Pan because I think those two, similar songs, Walking In The Rain from the first album and the title cut from the second release, Lights In the Night, are something of a piece, to my ears anyway.

1. Madness, One Step Beyond
2. The Selecter, On My Radio
3. The Clash, Revolution Rock
4. Dead Kennedys, Too Drunk To Fuck
5. Devo, (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
6. Blondie, I Know But I Don’t Know
7. Ramones, I Just Want To Have Something To Do
8. The Specials, Rat Race
9. Flash and The Pan, Walking In The Rain
10. Flash and The Pan, Lights In The Night
11. Elvis Costello, Waiting For The End Of The World
12. Joe Jackson, Throw It Away
13. Teenage Head, Brand New Cadillac
14. Graham Parker and The Rumour, The Heat In Harlem
15. Talking Heads, The Overload
16. The Police, Deathwish
17. Nick Lowe, Big Kick, Plain Scrap!
18. Split Enz, What’s The Matter With You
19. Ian Dury, There Ain’t Half Been Some Clever Bastards
20. Pretenders, Private Life
21. The Boomtown Rats, Up All Night
22. The Cars, You Can’t Hold On Too Long
23. The Motels, Take The L
24. XTC, Ten Feet Tall
25. Reunion, Life Is A Rock (But The Radio Rolled Me)
26. Stories, Brother Louie
27. Sammy Johns, Chevy Van
28. Redbone, Come And Get Your Love
29. Sugarloaf, Don’t Call Us, We’ll Call You
30. Hot Chocolate, Emma
31. Blue Swede, Hooked On A Feeling
32. Billy Swan, I Can Help
33. Hot Butter, Popcorn

The Clean Up Hour, Mix 274

What’s up, y’all? Here’s tonight’s Clean Up Hour — mainly just jump straight into the music, as I’ll be talking a bunch next week!


Wale, Rick Ross, & Kevin Cossom – Best Night Ever
WC and the Mad Gangstas, Ice Cube, & Mack 10 – West Up!
Dom Kennedy & Bonic – Fried Lobster
Ice-T – Mind Over Matter
2Pac & Snoop Dogg – Wanted Dead or Alive
Tinashe & Iamsu – Worth It
Mariah Carey & Jay-Z – Heartbreaker
Niko B – trespass coat
Vic Mensa – Lovely Day
Claz – Can’t Go Back
Goldlink – Ay Ay!
Cupcakke – Dementia
Drake – Flight’s Booked
Cyhi – End of the Night
Terrace Martin – With You
Majid Jordan – Body Talk
Buddy – Move On
Brockhampton – STAINS
Curren$y – Sorry for the Wraith
Devin the Dude – Acoustic Levitation
Wiz Khalifa, The Game, & Stat Quo – Far From Coach
Apathy – Summer at the Shore
Atmosphere – (‘Cashier in a Convenience Store’)
Travis Thompson, Nima Skeemz, & Kota the Friend – Insomnia
Lupe Fiasco – Bigfoot
Michael Christmas, Domo Genesis, & WARA – Jugglin
Jay Worthy, Larry June, & Jim Jones – Late Nights
Camila Cabello – B.O.A.T
NxWorries – Daydreaming

See y’all next time!

episode 307 agriculture show july 9 2024 with Steve Todd

Steve Todd is our guest today. Steve has a post on Youtube at  We talk about his agricultural story. Our Playlist:

  • Short Native Grasses  by  Corb Lund
  • Fathers Son  by  Montgomery Gentry
  • Harvest Time  by  Luke Bryan
  • 770 Acres  by  Steve Todd
  • John Deere Green  by  Joe Diffie


CKMS News -2024-07-08- “A gross way to intimidate” – Independent Jewish Voices WR decries sky-banner

CKMS News -2024-07-08- “A gross way to intimidate” – Independent Jewish Voices WR decries sky-banner

dan kellar

Kitchener, ON – On Friday July 5th, a plane departed from the Region of Waterloo airport (YKF), trailing a sky-banner with religious messaging as it looped around KW for nearly two hours.  According to online flight data, the plane looped directly above the Gaza House encampment at UW several times along its route, before heading back to the airport.

CKMS News interviewed Lauren Weinberg of Independent Jewish Voices – Waterloo Region. Weinberg spoke about the “intimidating” messaging, and how she and others felt when reading the words on the banner.

CKMS News contacted YKF about the banner and was told that “The Region of Waterloo International Airport does not offer sky banner advertising and has no oversight over advertising banners.”

Contacted by CKMS News, the plane’s operator, Flite Line Charters for comment, however, the company would not divulge their client, and said that “no one is available to comment on this” situation.

Pro-Palestinian encampment ends but fight continues at University of Waterloo

MP Holmes
Kitchener, ON

After 56 days, the pro-Palestinian encampment at the University of Waterloo has been peacefully dismantled. The university agreed to drop a legal claim and injunction proceeding in exchange for the voluntary decamping.

Throughout its existence, the encampment received significant support from the university community and succeeded in pushing the university to disclose its Israeli-related investments and relationships.

The encampment members criticized what they called the university’s anti-free speech strategies, including surveillance and intimidation, and emphasized their resolve to keep fighting for divestment from Israel.


Artist – Song Title
Mason Tikl – Klausterfokken Opener
Nothing More – Blame It On The Drugs
TesseracT – Luminary
Ghost – The Future Is A Foreign Land
Alcest – Amethyste
Striatum – Humanity
Jinjer – Wallflower
Nothing More – Existential Dread
Pain – Fair Game
Toehider – We Don’t Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)
Metamorphose String Orchestra Pavel Lyubomudrov – Oblivion
deadmau5 – Quezacotl
Sikth – The Aura
The Contortionist – Absolve
Nothing More – Run For Your Life
Mac Quayle – 2.3_1-steel-v4lley
Caligula’s Horse – Dream the Dead
Taking Balfour – Nautical Sun (Reimagined)
Nothing More – Stuck (feat. Sinizter)
Sikth – Wishbones
Robert Rich and Luca Formentini – Tidal Precession

So Old It’s New set list for Monday, July 8, 2024

My track-by-track tales follow the bare-bones list.

1. New Barbarians (Ron Wood, Keith Richards and friends), Am I Grooving You (live)
2. John Mayall, Gimme Some Of That Gumbo
3. Robin Trower, Victims Of The Fury
4. UFO, Queen Of The Deep
5. Pat Benatar, My Clone Sleeps Alone
6. Budgie, Parents
7. Dio, Don’t Talk To Strangers
8. Black Sabbath, End Of The Beginning
9. Bad Company, Evil Wind
10. Jeff Beck, Let Me Love You
11. ZZ Top, Snappy Kakkie
12. Stevie Wonder, Another Star
13. Joe Jackson, Blaze Of Glory
14. Jethro Tull, Occasional Demons
15. Little Feat, I Do What The Telephone Tells Me To Do
16. Santana, Every Step Of The Way (live, from Lotus)

My track-by-track tales:

1. New Barbarians (Ron Wood, Keith Richards and famous musician friends), Am I Grooving You (live) . . . A song I first heard on Wood’s debut solo record, 1974’s I’ve Got My Own Album To Do, first recorded in 1967 by American soul singer Freddie Scott. The New Barbarians were comprised of Wood, Richards, saxophonist and Rolling Stones session player/touring member Bobby Keys, renowned bassist Stanley Clarke, keyboardist Ian McLagan of Faces fame, who also played with the Stones on their 1978 tour of the United States, and drummer Joseph (Ziggy/Zigaboo) Modeliste of funk band The Meters. They toured the US in 1979 in support of Wood’s then new album Gimme Some Neck. They also stopped in Oshawa, Ontario for the Keith Richards/New Barbarians/Rolling Stones show I still can barely believe I somehow managed to get tickets to, proceeds to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB). It was Richards’ sentence for his 1978 conviction on drug charges resulting from an arrest in Toronto in 1977 around the time the Stones were in the city leading up to their famous club shows at the El Mocambo. That resulted in one vinyl side of the live album Love You Live and, more recently, a full-blown (and mind-blowing) 2-CD release of the shows, El Mocambo 1977, issued in 2022.

This live version is from New Barbarians: Live In Maryland – Buried Alive, a document of the tour that was released in a 2-CD package in 2006. Am I Grooving You was c0-written by Bert Berns (aka Bert Russell; he was born Bert Russell Berns) and Jeff Barry, hitmakers extraordinaire with a long list they either wrote or co-wrote with others. From Berns: Twist and Shout, Piece Of My Heart, Here Comes The Night, Hang On Sloopy, Cry To Me and Everybody Needs Somebody To Love. From Barry: Do Wah Diddy Diddy, Da Doo Ron Ron, River Deep-Mountain High, Leader Of The Pack, Sugar Sugar and I Honestly Love You. Berns wasn’t with us long. He had a history of cardiac trouble after his heart was damaged by a childhood bout with rheumatic fever and died of heart failure in 1967, age 38. He was the subject of the 2016 film Bang! The Bert Berns Story.

2. John Mayall, Gimme Some Of That Gumbo . . . Now age 90, the blues legend announced his retirement from touring in 2021, but left open the possibility of doing shows close to his California home. He’s released new studio albums, consistently, every two or three years, the most recent being The Sun Is Shining Down in 2022. This funky, bluesy number, featuring some fine lead guitar work from Rocky Athas, no longer in the band but who was with Mayall when I saw him at the 2011 Kitchener Blues Festival, is from the 2016 album Talk About That.

3. Robin Trower, Victims Of The Fury . . . Spooky title track from Trower’s 1980 album, the last to feature the guitarist’s classic trio of himself, bassist/soulful singer James Dewar and drummer Bill Lordan.

4. UFO, Queen Of The Deep . . . From 1974’s Phenomenon album, the third UFO album and first to feature guitarist Michael Schenker as the band moved to a more straightforward hard rock sound from their earlier space rock, psychedelic approach.

5. Pat Benatar, My Clone Sleeps Alone . . . From her first, and still for my money best album, the 1979 debut release In The Heat Of The Night. Benatar hit it really big a year later with the Hit Me With Your Best Shot single from the Crimes Of Passion album, a good record, but I still prefer the first one.

6. Budgie, Parents . . . And we enter the hard rock/metal portion of the show with this 10-minute piece from the Welsh band that never achieved widespread commercial success but was influential. Among Budgie’s disciples are Iron Maiden and Metallica, who covered Breadfan, a hellacious riff rocker I’ve played before on the show, on the Garage, Inc. covers album.

7. Dio, Don’t Talk To Strangers . . . The late Ronnie James Dio was a fantastic singer and while I like his work with his namesake band, I prefer his stuff fronting Rainbow and Black Sabbath during the time he was with those groups. Perhaps it’s because, while Dio the band had lots of fine guitarists, in Rainbow and Sabbath, Dio the singer was working with all-time great guitarist/songwriters Ritchie Blackmore and Tony Iommi. Still, as mentioned I do like Dio the band and this is a good song if you’re into hard rock/metal, from a solid record, Dio’s debut release, 1983’s Holy Diver.

8. Black Sabbath, End Of The Beginning . . . Speaking of Sabbath, a doom metal track from 13, the final studio album by the group, released in 2013 which, according to bassist Geezer Butler, is part of the reason for the album title, apparently suggested by singer Ozzy Osbourne. Also according to Butler, the band was being pressured by the record company for a 13-song album but in the end just eight songs made the standard edition although my deluxe 2-CD version has 11 tracks. The original lineup – Ozzy, Butler, guitarist Tony Iommi and drummer Bill Ward – had previously reunited for a concert that resulted in the 1998 live album Reuion, which featured two new studio songs including the hit single Psycho Man. But 13 wasn’t a full reunion as Ward did not participate, citing contractual issues. Brad Wilk of Rage Against The Machine and Audioslave fame handled the drumsticks in Ward’s place.

The song title reminds me of Winston Churchill’s famous line, one of my favorites of his many, after the British victory over the Germans at El Alamein in North Africa in November, 1942 as the tide of World War II turned in favor of the Allies: “Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.” What an orator Churchill was.

9. Bad Company, Evil Wind . . . Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy was the big hit on the 1979 album Desolation Angels, and it’s a good one along with the other single, Gone Gone Gone, but the release is full of great songs, this being one of them. “That was full of Paul’s (singer Rodgers) tumbleweed across the plains imagery,” drummer Simon Kirke is quoted as saying in the liner notes booklet to The “Original” Bad Company Anthology. “I think Paul was a cowboy or one of those bounty hunters in another life.”

10. Jeff Beck, Let Me Love You . . . The Truth is, the album from which this comes is ridiculously good.

11. ZZ Top, Snappy Kakkie . . . If you played this funky groove tune to casual, hits-oriented listeners and asked them to identify the band, I wonder whether they could. And it’s OK if they couldn’t. We’re all into what we’re into, as deeply as we want to be. But that’s what of course makes great bands and albums and shows the value of listening to deep cuts. From the Tejas album, 1976.

12. Stevie Wonder, Another Star . . . I was spinning Wonder’s Songs In The Key Of Life the other day and was ‘oh yeah’ on this one, remembering it, having not heard it in a while. I’m playing the full 8:28 album version, which was cut down to five minutes and change for single release. The Latin-influenced exercise in rhythm was the fourth of five singles released from the album. I Wish, Isn’t She Lovely, Sir Duke and As were the others. Another Star made No. 32 on the US Billboard chart, No. 29 in the UK, No. 51 in Canada and No. 2 on Billboard’s dance/disco list.

13. Joe Jackson, Blaze Of Glory . . . Title track to JJ’s 1989 album. Despite being full of good songs, like this one, it had just one single that charted to any great degree. That was Nineteen Forever, which made the top 20 in the USA. Another good one, Down To London, managed to make, wait for it, No. 126 in Australia, despite much critical acclaim both for the song and album. No wonder Jackson was disappointed; he thought the record represented some of his finest work and I agree, but then I’m a huge fan.

14. Jethro Tull, Occasional Demons . . . Good rocker from the 1993 release Catfish Rising, one of my favorite later period (30 years ago now!) Tull albums.

15. Little Feat, I Do What The Telephone Tells Me To Do . . . Prescient, perhaps, given the ubiquity of people and their (smart)phones although this song, from 2003’s latter-day Kickin’ It At The Barn album, is more about actually calling on a phone or waiting for it to ring than, say, walking, head down and oblivious, texting or scrolling and risking bumping into people or something worse, say at a crosswalk. “Head’s up!” I have been known to say, sometimes to a ‘thank you’ response, other times drawing a dirty look. Anyway . . . Little Feat is still around, with original member and keyboard player Bill Payne still in the band as are longtime stalwarts Sam Clayton (congas, percussion, vocals) and bassist Kenny Gradney, both of whom have been in the lineup since 1972. And they’ve just released a new album. It’s called Sam’s Place, Clayton does most of the singing and is well-suited to the mostly blues covers like Got My Mojo Working and Long Distance Call, which features Bonnie Raitt on co-lead vocals with Clayton.

16. Santana, Every Step Of The Way (live, from Lotus) . . . Intoxicating instrumental that saw studio release as a nine-minute cut on 1972’s Caravanserai, whose 10 tracks included seven instrumentals as Santana moved in a jazz fusion direction. The Lotus version runs 11 minutes, 30 seconds featuring typically fiery fretwork from Carlos Santana along with the usual Santana band brew of bongos, congas and maracas.

Radio Nowhere Episode 70KBF, 7/6/24

Download:, 57m47s, 80.0 MBytes

Belt Line Blues Danny Marks
I Don’t Live Here Anymore Dawn Tyler Watson
Cookie Jar Grady Champion
Easy Come Easy Go Great Lake Swimmers
Get Out The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer
I’m Not Here Jenni
Make It Right Joel Johnson
Whiskey Flavored Tears Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials
That Man Was Me Murray Porter
Doing It Right Powder Blues Band
Don’t Do It Rick Estrin
Wash My Hands Too Slim & The Taildraggers
Your Old Lady Andre Williams & The Sadies
Sastanàqqàm Tinariwen

New Music Added to Libretime + Horizon Broadening Hour #34

What’s up, y’all? You know the routine! Here is what I’ve added to Libretime since last week:

Brianna Nita Nothing Better – Single Pop CanCon
Toronto Tabla Ensemble Toronto Tambla Ensemble World CanCon
King Sunny Ade  and the New African Beats Live at the Hollywood Palace Pop No
Straight Faced Pulling Teeth Punk No
keep me safe ALL ALL EVER SEE Alternative CanCon
The Pooh Sticks The Great White Wonder Indie Rock No
CeDell Davis Feel Like Doin’ Something Wrong Blues CanCon
Matt Hsu’s Obscure Orchestra LIVE LAUGH DECOLONISE – SINGLE Pop/Hip Hop Explicit and Clean Versions Available No
Benny Millman; Benson White Out Damned Spot – Single Rock CanCon
Caroline Parke The Hills are Alive Once More – Single Singer-Songwriter CanCon
Doug Wilde The Sixth Dimension Jazz CanCon
justjonas 222 – Single Rock CanCon
Jyotsna Srikanth Carnatic Nomad Classical/World No
Jordyn Rayne Lady Rock Tracks 4, 11, and 12 are explicit CanCon
IKO A Lil’ Country – Single Hip Hop NSFR No
Roots Round Up Up Rooted Rock CanCon
Eekwol Apprentice to the Mystery Hip Hop CanCon
Jon Brooks Ours and the Shepherds Folk CanCon
Amanda Palmer There Will Be No Intermission Indie Rock No
Lou-Adriane Cassidy C’est La Fin Du Monde a Tous Les Jours Pop CanCon
Ghulam Mustafa Khan Ragas Traditional No
Joe Lapinski The Beauty Beyond Soundtrack CanCon
Jorge Martinez Hasta Siempre/Playa Blanca Latin Indeterminable
Matthew Carter From South Furby Folk CanCon
Lucas O’Connell Wet Moccasin Moondance Folk CanCon
Emerald Falls Out of Sight – Single Country No
Leland Philpot We Movin – Single Hip Hop/Religious No
Laura Rae Sad Songs (Singles) Folk Full album later this year CanCon
Alanna Matty Restless – Single Folk CanCon
Amber Elara Heart – Single Rock No
Elizabeth Sheppard So Long Gone – Single Folk CanCon
Dr. Sepi Burning Down Oslo in ’94 – Single Electronic No
Sophie van Hasselt Focus on the Good – Single Pop No
Iris Jean Got an Idea – Single Pop No
VanWyck Desert Bride – Single Folk No
The Commoners Restless Rock CanCon
The Green Kingdom Horizons Ambient No
Alise Ashby Stardust Classical No
Courtney Wolfe Hide & Seek – Single Pop CanCon/KwCon
The Whythouse Full Tank of Gas – Single Country CanCon/KwCon
Teenage Art Scene Minor Leagues Rock CanCon
Various Artists Balearic Headspace Vol 7 (Sampler) Pop No
Viktrola Viktrola Pop No
Cc Trubiak Tiny Army: the D. Holmes Sessions Pop CanCon
Les Poules a Colin Morose Folk CanCon
Claire Coupland On the Other Side Pop CanCon
The Sweet Lowdown The Sweet Lowdown Country CanCon
Ned’s Atomic Dustbin God Fodder Alternative No
Dadawa Sister-Drum New Age No
Steve Turre Sanctified Shells Jazz No
Lake of the Woods Singers Songs of Thunder Traditional CanCon
Penner MacKay Rhythm Dust Traditional CanCon
Joe Lington Move Your Body – Single R&B No
Francis Dance Push – Single Pop No
Sexy Mathematics Especially You – Single Rock CanCon
Sha’Kayla No Deal – Single R&B CanCon/KwCon

Here is tonight’s Horizon Broadening Hour:


Courtney Wolfe – Hide & Seek
The Whythouse – Full Tank of Gas
Alanna Matty – Restless
VanWyck – Desert Bride
Laura Rae – Lightspeed
Iris Jean – Got an Idea
Sophie Van Hasselt – Focus on the Good
Brianna Nita – Nothing Better
Caroline Parke – The Hills are Alive Once More
Benny Millman and Benson White – Out Damned Spot
BD Gottfried – You, Me, and this Half-Dead Dog
Justjonas – 222
Jordyn Rayne – 1-800-Cyber-Bully
The Commoners – Too Soon to Know You
Sexy Mathematics – Especially You
Emerald Falls – Out of Sight
Jyotsna Srikanth – Ninnuvina
Doug Wilde – Water Music
Alise Ashby – Mariposa
The Green Kingdom – New Constellations
Dr. Sepi – Burning Down Oslo in ‘94
Impedance of Free Space – upload
Odario – Sunset Flicks
Matt Hsu’s Obscure Orchestra – LIVE LAUGH DECOLONISE
IKO – A Lil Country
Joe Lington, Lady Fi & Otaku Black – Move Your Body
Lizzen & Keith Sweat – Right and Wrong (Remix)
Francis Dance – Push
Sha’Kayla – No Deal

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