Hi. New Instagram shot … shows my “Grizzly Goat Adams” side my wife says … LOL . Ok…not much time to sit and chat this morning. The monthly news, notes, and Top 40 is now 2 days past schedule, and I’m only hoping I’ll get it done sometime today (Sunday March 3). In the meantime I received more new music this past week than I had time to listen to. But I did manage to get a fair amount into the show again this week. Unfortunately, as is sometimes the case, not everything you hear this week will be heard again sometime soon. I’ve already got 342 songs curated for 2013, and I’m not done importing. I have 538 in catalog from 2012. I’ll be doing some weeding this week to be sure.
In the meantime … news … Wendy Woo had surgery yesterday. A late night post from her husband Charles Snyder while I was at the Skylark doing sound for Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams caught my attention… he told me in a follow up “she had to have surgery on her vocal cords to remove polyps. She had to cancel her next twelve shows which she’s really bumbed about, however the surgery went well and she should be back in a couple of months.” Good luck to Wendy. She’s been a staple in our scene for over a decade now, and continues to be a crowd favorite.
Speaking of Halden Wofford and the Hi*Beams – they spent the day yesterday, and will be back spending the day today, at Might Fine Productions finishing tracks for their upcoming new release. The guys are really excited, and based on what I’ve heard of new material done live it will be another fan favorite. Don’t expect a lengthy song list this time though – this will be a “smaller” batch of songs and there may be <hint fellows> vinyl in the offering (?). Also finishing up mixing for a new album at Colin Bricker’s place => Lionel Young Band … bassist Kim Stone blasted out Thursday “Mixing the new Lionel Young Band CD at MFP Studio’s.” Nice 🙂
Bumped into Kerry and Paul from the Informants last night also … could a new EP be in the making???
Birthday wishes this week to: Jazz vocalist Erienne Romaine (22). CJ Nicolai (Reckless Red). Greta Cornet (FoCoMA, Road 34, 3 Twins Broadband, 12 Cents for Marvin, Mama Lenny & the Remedy). Rebecca Folsom (50). Chris Citrus Sautoff (Swallow Hill instructor and all around funk-meister guitarist and sitarist). Pianist Jon Wirtz (33). Bassist Glenn Tapia (44). And Colorado native and songstress Katie Herzig is celebrating… congrats to all our friends and family in the scene celebrating one great year of life among us.
I think that’s it … now for our Video Pick of the Week … and the Playlist … the NEWS NOTES & SPINS column should be up tonight … tomorrow morning at the latest, I promise.
VIDEO PICK of the WEEK
Beast “Spaceman” from “Beast” (1969)
The Samples “Close to the Fires” from Samples (1990)
(D) The Centennial “Meantime” from Nervous System (2013) Elephant Revival “Quill Pen Feather” from It’s Alive (2012)
Pete Kartsounes “Believer” from The Only Way I Know (2011)
Katya Chorover “Little Bird” from Big Big Love (2012)
Strange Americans “Roses On Ice” from A Royal Battle (2012)
Arliss Nancy “Should’ve Been There” from Simple Machines (2012)
Lionel Young Band “Drivin’ Wheel” from On Our Way to Memphis (2011)
Fox Street Allstars “Saturday Night” from Tough Talk (2013)
(D) Confluence “Stay” from I Haven’t Really Been Living (2013)
Raincheck “Right There” from Raincheck (2012)
Earth, Wind & Fire “Reasons” from That’s the Way of the World (1975)
Zuba “Planet Of Love” from South of Eden (1999)
(D) Nina Storey “Think Twice” from Think Twice (2013)
You Me and Apollo “Oh My Molly” from You Me and Apollo (2012)
El Toro de la Muerte “God Alone” from Dancer These Days (2011)
(N) Jeremy Dion “Halleluhjah” from Golden Some Day (2013)
(N) Dennis Wanebo “Running on Gravity” from Running On Gravity (2013)
(D) Andy Palmer “The Monk” from Hazard of the Die (2013)(N) WhiteWater Ramble “Standard Deviation” from Roots & Groove (2013)
(D) Paper Bird “As I Am” from Rooms (2013)
Born in The Flood “If This Thing Should Spill” from If this Thing Should Spill (2007)
Esme Patterson “Jessica” from All Princes, I (2012)
Chris Malley and Bob Schlesinger “Illegal Snakes” from Split Shot (2012)