NEWS NOTES & THOUGHTS
Often when we talk about music in our area we’re talking about bands that do “original” music. This weekend my girlfriend and I went to the theater – as in Denver’s Bug Theater – to see Disaster, a spoof on 70’s disaster flicks like Poseidon Adventure. I grew up in little theater, and despite not having gone to see a play in nearly 20 years I fell in love all over again.
Our music AND radio communities in Colorado suffered a loss over the weekend. Bill Barwick was one of the several superb instructors at the Ron Baile School of Broadcast in Denver in the late 70s. He was also one of the top cowboy musicians in our scene and a regular at the Buckhorn Saloon, and “the Voice of the Western Channel.” Bill passed away while attending the Western Music Association convention in Albuquerque, NM on November 10. RIP old friend. And thank you for helping me realize my dream of a career in broadcasting, and music.
VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK
To say I’m in love with the new Big Head Todd & the Monsters album New World Arisin’ is just a shade of an understatement. After following and playing their music on the air since about 1988 I have to say it’s their best yet – and certainly their most rockin.
MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING
What you’ll find below are new songs on the show this week … listen and let me know which ones you think I should keep in the Colorado Playlist, and which I should delete.
NOTE: In order to be included in the MMMM poll, the band/artist must have an embeddable file available on SoundCloud, BandCamp, Reverbnation or YouTube.
PLAYLIST S11 EP43
(D) = debut of lp, ep or single
(N) = new cut from previously debuted lp or ep
Wendy Woo “Fade to Gray” from Wide Awake and Dreaming (1999)
(N) A.J. Fullerton “Falling Apart at the Seams” from Kalamath (2017)
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats “Look It Here” from Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats (2015)
Safe Boating is No Accident “Lover/Undercover” from Bonus Features (2014)
Beth Preston “Spirits” from Little Mirrors (2016)
Gasoline Lollipops “Mary Rose” from Resurrection (2017)
Andy Hackbarth “Windmills” from Treadmill Horses (2013)
John Oates Band “Sittin’ On Top of the World” from The Bluesville Sessions (2012)
(D) The Hollow “Sleep Talkin’” (2018)
Kinetix “Mo Luv” from Never too Late (2013)
Dragondeer “Broadway Avenue” from Topanga Canyon Sessions – Vol. 1 (2017)
Annie Booth “Tiger Dance” from WANDERLUST (2014)
The Samples “Did You Ever Look So Nice” from No Room (1992)
Catfish Kray Band “Ain’t Coming Back” from Ripples (2017)
The Wood Brothers “American Heartache” from Paradise (2015)
Selasee and the Fafa Family “Time for Peace” from Time for Peace (2015)
(N) Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Glow” from New World Arisin’ (2018)
Jonny Barber & the Rhythm Razors “Racing to a Red Light” from Western Riot (2017)
Gregory Alan Isakov “John Brown’s Body” from That Sea, the Gamblers (2007)
Reed Foehl “Goodbye World” from Once An Ocean (2009)
(D) Ragged Union “Leaving Louisville” from Time Captain (2017)
The String Cheese Incident “Down a River” from SCI Sound Lab, Vol. 1 (2016)
King Cardinal “Metronome” from Great Lakes (2017)
Jeff Jenkins Organization “Heavy Eddie” from The Arrival (2015)
NOV 25 = GOATZ + the Grant Farm at Avogadro’s Number(Fort Collins)