News, Notes, and Spins – Aug 1st, 2010

Lots of moving and shaking going on regionally this past month it seems.  KRFC executive director/station manager Chris Kennison resigned effective Aug 31, citing a need to return to the recording studio as well as performance opportunities he wants to follow up on in places like Japan. No official word from the board on a hiring process… or a future direction for the station… and since I’m on the board of directors, I can’t really say much until after the next board meeting on August 5th, when we’re slated to vote on some very important issues related to programming and staffing and such.

Is that the sound of Colorado music on KUNC??  Sources tell me that the programming team has committed to playing more Colorado music than ever before; in fact playing two Colorado releases per airshift.  Good news for the folk/singer songwriters and acoustic players in the state.  WTG ‘UNC!

On June 28, KBUT-FM received notification that its parent organization, Crested Butte Mountain Educational Radio, Inc., was selected by the FCC as the proposed recipient of a Construction Permit for a full power transmitter to replace its translator in Gunnison.  This will mean that KBUT-FM will be able to build a new transmitter facility that will provide a stronger signal and HD signal to our listeners in Gunnison.  This notification is only the first step in a long process that began with the submission of an application to the FCC in October of 2007.  Going forward, if there is not a protest to the FCC’s decision, KBUT will be issued a new Construction Permit.  Crested Butte Mountain Educational Radio, Inc. will then begin to raise the required funds ($150,000 to $200,000) for construction of the transmitter.  Under FCC regulations, KBUT has three years from the issuance of the Construction Permit to complete the installation.

On a sad note, one of Colorado’s most acclaimed acoustic guitarists, Grant Gordy, was in an auto accident this past month in Toronto Canada.  He was traveling with Jayme Stone.  Reports from family and friends indicate that Grant sustained head and spinal injuries and fractured some vertebrae at the top of the spine by the Medulla.  Grant is now with family in Chicago and is being treated by specialists.  The most recent news I got was that he’s in a 24/7 specialized neck brace for the next year and may have also suffered some pretty serious internal injuries … wish Grant the best …

MUSIC CHART LEGEND
DEBUT = 1st time appearing on chart
(NC) = not charted in previous month
(XX) = last month’s chart position

TOP 40 Colorado Spins July 2010
(226 titles listed, 112 reported as played)
(8) 1. Big Head Todd & the Monsters – Rocksteady (BIG) rock, adult
(3) 2. Sweet Sunny South – Carried off by a Twister (2Dolla Reccas) americana, bluegrass
(4) 3. Otis Taylor – Clovis People, Vol. 3 (Telarc) trance blues
(DEBUT)
4. Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore – Saints & Sinners (Remington Road Records) americana, folk
(2) 5. Romano Paoletti – Story of a Lifetime (self) americana, country-folk
(DEBUT) 6. Paper Bird – When the River Took Flight (self) americana
(10) 7. Greg Harris Vibes Quintet – Glass Gold (self)  jazz, vocals
(14) 7. Haunted Windchimes – Honey Moonshine (Blank Tape) americana, bluegrass
(1) 8. the Apples In Stereo – Travellers in Space and Time (Yep Roc) indie pop/rock
(14) 9. Bobby Walker – Way Back When (BWM) r&b, blues
(5) 10. Great American Taxi – Reckless Habits (Thirty Tigers) americana, roots rock, jamband
(19) 11. Adam Bodine Trio – Blue Mud (self) jazz
(7) 11. Nathaniel Rateliff – In Memory of Loss (Rounder Records) modern folk
(25) 12. Euforquestra – Soup (self) ska/reggae
(6) 12. John Common & Blinding Flashes of Light – Beautiful Empty (Free School) rock, alternative adult contemporary
(DEBUT) 13. Dominant 7 & the Jazz Arts Messengers – Fourteen Channels (Tapestry Records) jazz
(9) 14. 30db – One Man Show (SCI Fidelity) rock, jamgrass
(DEBUT) 15. Blue Canyon Boys – Mountain Bound (self) bluegrass
(NC) 16. Kort McCumber – Ain’t the Same as Before (self) americana, country
(14) 17. Danielle Ate the Sandwich – Two Bedroom Apartment (self) modern folk
(19) 18. Eric Shively – Eden’s Light (Half-vast Records) rock, americana
(17) 18. GT and the Sidewinders – Across America (self) rock, americana
(NC) 19. the Gromet – Colorado Captain (self) rock, jamband
(19) 20. Ash Ganley – Universe Acceptable (Elephant Tree Music) rock, adult
(12) 21. Kinetix – Let Me In (Steel Giant) rock/pop, hiphop
(NC) 22. Lonesome Traveler – Looking for A Way (self) bluegrass
(10) 23. Emmitt-Nershi Band – New Country Blues (SCI Fidelity) bluegrass, jazz, nu-acoustic
(NC) 24. Grant Gordy – Grant Gordy (self) bluegrass, jazz
(NC) 25. David Williams & the Wildgrass Band – The Crazy Kind (Trapdoor Media) americana, folk
(NC) 25. Hollyfelds – Lo Bueno, Lo Malo, Lo Feo (self) americana, country
(8) 25. Honey Don’t – Honey Don’t (2Dolla Reccas) americana, bluegrass
(NC) 25. Molina Soleil & Aju f/ DJ Icewater – Soulaju (self) hiphop
(DEBUT) 25. SuperSeed – SuperSeed (self) rock, alternative
(NC) 26. Houses – Fall EP (Great White North) folk-rock
(DEBUT) 27. Jeff Finlin – The Tao of Motor Oil (Bent Wheel) alternative adult contemporary
(NC) 27. Matt Morris – When Everything Breaks Open (Tennman Records) adult contemporary/pop
(NC) 28. Megan Burtt – It Ain’t Love (self) adult contemporary, singersongwriter
(DEBUT) 28. Wovenhand – The Threshingfloor (SoundsFamilyre) rock, roots, alternative/indie
(18) 29. Yonder Mountain String Band – The Show (Frog Pad) rock, jamgrass
(NC) 30. the Subdudes – Flower Petals (429 Records) americana, adult

Fell Out of TOP 40 July
(11) Chris McGarry – and the weary eyes reply
(13) Head for the Hills – Head for the Hills
(14) Bop Skizzum – Push
(14) Carbon Choir – High Beams
(14) Flobots – Survival Story
(15) Dave LeMieux & House of Soul – Jazz Shaped
(5) Big Jim Adam & John Stilwagen – Back in My Hometown
(16) Flashbulb Fires – Glory
(20) the Autumn Film – The Ship and the Sea
(20) the Big Motif – the Big Motif
(20) Spring Creek – Way Up On a Mountain
(20) Todd Adelman & the Love Handles – Todd Adelman & the Love Handles
(21) Houses – Spring EP
(22) The Foot. – Primary Colors
(23) the Mile Markers – Take to the Road
(24) Andrea Ball – Dial Tone
(25) Hard Pressed – In A Different Time
(26) the Knew – The Knew’s Pulperia

July Drops (13 mos old)
Fierce Bad Rabbit – Everything Is Alright
Honey Don’t – Honey Don’t
Love.45 – Into the Ether
Michaela Ray – Blues With A Backbone
Mojomama – My Heart for You
Otis Taylor – Pentatonic Wars and Love Songs
Palmer Divide – Shenandoah Train
Paper Bird – A Sky Underground ep
Paul Soderman – This House is Blue!
Saints – Saints
Wendy & Robin – Saving Grace

JULY ADDS
18 Switchbacks – 18 Switchbacks
Dualistics – Crimson
Elin Palmer – Postcard
Fuzzy Killing Machine – Enjoy & Destroy
George and Caplan – Secluded Malls and Scenic Byways
Jeff Finlin – The Tao of Motor Oil
Mechanical Dan – Mechanical Dan
Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore – Saints & Sinners
Paper Bird – When the River Took Flight
The Knew – Before It Ends

KAFM (Grand Junction)
1. Otis Taylor – Clovis People, Vol. 3
2. The Haunted Windchimes – Honey Moonshine
3. Lonesome Traveler – Looking for a Way
4. Emmitt-Nershi Band – New Country Blues
4. Honey Don’t – Honey Don’t
5. Hard Pressed – In a Different Time
6. Dovekins – Assemble The Aviary
6. Great American Taxi – Reckless Habits
6. Bobby Walker – Way Back When
6. David Williams & The Wildgrass Band featuring Kristina Murray – The Crazy Kind

KBUT (Crested Butte)
1. Blue Canyon Boys – Mountain Bound
1. Lonesome Traveler – Looking for A Way
2. Big Head Todd & the Monsters – Rocksteady
2. Emmitt-Nershi Band – New Country Blues
2. Sweet Sunny South – Carried off by a Twister
3. the Apples In Stereo – Travellers in Space and Time
3. Boulder Acoustic Society – Punchline
3. Great American Taxi – Reckless Habits
3. Head for the Hills – Head for the Hills
3. Nathaniel Rateliff – In Memory of Loss
3. Pretty Lights – Passing By Behind Your Eyes
3. Romano Paoletti – Story of a Lifetime
3. Yonder Mountain String Band – The Show

KDNK (Carbondale)
1. Big Head Todd & the Monsters – Rocksteady
1. Euforquestra – Soup
1. Runaway Express – Howlin At the Moon
2. GT and the Sidewinders – Across America
2. John Common & Blinding Flashes of Light – Beautiful Empty

KGNU (Boulder)
1. Nathaniel Rateliff – In Memory of Loss
2. Otis Taylor – Clovis People, Vol. 3
3. Blue Canyon Boys – Mountain Bound
4. John Common & Blinding Flashes of Light – Beautiful Empty
5. Flobots – Survival Story
5. Great American Taxi – Reckless Habits
5. Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore – Saints & Sinners
5. Sweet Sunny South – Carried off by a Twister

KOTO (Telluride)
1. Honey Don’t – Honey Don’t
1. Pretty Lights – Making Up a Changing Mind
1. Sweet Sunny South – Carried off by a Twister
2. 30db – One Man Show
2. the Motet – Dig Deep
2. Otis Taylor – Pentatonic Wars and Love Songs
2. Pretty Lights – Passing By Behind Your Eyes

KRCC (Colorado Springs)
1. Otis Taylor – Clovis People, Vol. 3
2. the Changing Colors – Ghost of Red Mountain
2. Mango fan Django – Sonando Rojo
3. the Mitguards – Lookin’ For Something True
4. Big Jim Adam & John Stilwagen – Back in My Hometown
4. the Hollyfelds – Lo Bueno, Lo Malo, Lo Feo

KRFC (Fort Collins)
1. Mollie O’Brien and Rich Moore – Saints & Sinners
2. Danielle Ate the Sandwich – Two Bedroom Apartment
2. Greg Harris Vibe Quintet – Glass Gold
3. Grant Gordy – Grant Gordy
4. Apples in Stereo – Travellers in Space and Time
4. Paper Bird – When the River Took Flight
4. Eric Shiveley – Eden’s Light
4. Otis Taylor – Clovis People, Vol. 3
5. Big Head Todd and the Monsters – Rocksteady
5. Euforquestra – Soup

KUVO (Denver)
1. Greg Harris Vibes Quintet – Glass Gold
2. Adam Bodine Trio – Blue Mud
3. Dominant 7 & the Jazz Arts Messengers – Fourteen Channels
4. Lelah Simon – Third Week of April
5. Johnny O. – A Volta
6. Aakash Mittal Quartet – Videsh
6. Ricky Sweum – Pulling Your Own Strings
7. Erik Applegate – Red Skies
7. Mandy Harvey – Smile

KVNF (Paonia)
1. Otis Taylor – Clovis People, Vol. 3
2. Big Head Todd & the Monsters – Rocksteady
3. Sweet Sunny South – Carried off by a Twister
4. Kort McCumber – Ain’t the Same as Before
5. Haunted Windchimes – Honey Moonshine
6. Romano Paoletti – Story of a Lifetime
7. 30db – One Man Show
7. Blue Canyon Boys – Mountain Bound

The Colorado Sound
1. Big Head Todd & the Monsters – Rocksteady
2. Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore – Saints & Sinners
3. Bobby Walker – Way Back When
4. Danielle Ate the Sandwich – 2 Bedroom Apartment
4. Jeff Finlin – The Tao of Motor Oil
4. Paper Bird – When the River Took Flight
4. Romano Paoletti – Story of a Lifetime
5. Adam Bodine Trio – Blue Mud
5. Ash Ganley – Universe Acceptable
5. Dominant 7 & The Jazz Arts Messengers – Fourteen Channels

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2 responses to “News, Notes, and Spins – Aug 1st, 2010

  1. Goat, thanks for mentioning Grant and wishing him the best. I was very happy to hear he will recover. Grant is one of the most amazing guitarists we have living in Denver today and he is not only talented, he is a very generous and kind-hearted human being. I know he appreciates all the love and prayers he is getting and we need to keep them coming. Can you imagine, breaking your neck but living through it and not being permanently damaged? He had an angel with him for sure.

  2. Nice for me….thanks for you nice blog.

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