Sunday, April 26, 2009

The Rolling Stones

Since last week, I featured the Beatles, this week I bring you another headliner of the 1960’s British Invasion. The bad boys of rock, with their music based heavily in the blues, introduced an air of sex and sin to the forefront of the music scene. Mick Jagger's stage antics and attire make Elvis Presley look like a choir boy!

The other night my 18 year old daughter and I were watching a Stones' concert on TV. Mick was wearing a football uniform, the pants of which were laughingly stuffed. Her comparisons to how the pants look on football players had me rolling on the floor laughing. Her final conclusion was that he needed to get some new pants.

Tonight’s show is dedicated to my wife’s friend, a Rolling Stone fanatic, who noted the lack of Stones here.

Ladies and Gentlemen, The Rolling Stones





Fan Club

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Saturday, April 11, 2009

Robert Fripp

Ever since the first time I heard King Crimson I have been a huge fan of Robert Fripp.
Listed as one of the top guitarists, his Avant-garde, cutting edge, progressive styling was music to my heart.

Beginning his career with a backup group called The League of Gentlemen, he performed behind many American singers who were touring Europe. Soon he formed a band with Michael and Pete Giles, releasing one album under the name of Giles, Giles & Fripp. After the release of The Cheerful Insanity of Giles, Giles and Fripp, Fripp and Michael Giles (drums, percussion) were joined by Ian McDonald (flute, clarinet, sax, vibe, keyboards, mellotron, vocals), Gregg Lake (bass guitar, lead vocals) forming King Crimson, releasing their first album, In the Court of the Crimson King, in 1969

Over the ensuing years, until the band was disbanded for the first time in 1974, King Crimson saw many changes in personnel, but Robert Fripp was the mainstay in the band.

Robert has also worked with other artists such as Brian Eno, Darryl Hall (Hall & Oates), Andy Summers (The Police), David Syvian (the band Japan) and Peter Gabriel (early Genesis and solo carrier).

Along with his progressive rock and jazz work Robert also has another forte, Frippertronics. Using tape looping and other electronic effects he produces ambient soundscapes which can take you drifting off into space. He is also know as a gifted speaker.

Tonight, after this long break waiting for Splashcast to settle down, I bring you the sounds of Robert Fripp, in chronological order [kind of]. The show is divided into two parts tonight – the first being his rock styling and the second Frippertronics




Speaking Engagements


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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Radio Players



New features at the Vault:

The lists of previous shows have been modified. The "Latest Format" videos are either YouTube or EmbedR Playlists and are in working order. Occasionally YouTube pulls a video and the player may need intervention to get past the missing video. Let me know if you find such broken links and I will remove the bad link.

The "Older Format" video shows are individual videos on one page and do not stream.

SplashCast formatted shows no longer play, however most of them contain links to the videos they were based on therefore I'm keeping the list on the sidebar. My plan is to gradually recreate these shows in the newer formats.

Finally the Wolfgang's Vault player has been removed due to the fact that they began requiring registration at their site making the links redirect to their sign in page.

I am looking for another player to take its place.

Update - Shows newly revived from SplashCast:

Alan Parsons' Liberty Concert, Comedy

Shows whose artists works have been pulled from YouTube:

Allman Brothers, Babe Ruth, Colosseum & Blodwyn Pig, Badfinger, Bob Dylan