Monday Nov 19, 2018 – This is my pre-Thanksgiving post. As my girlfriend and I sat and watched news coverage of the California fires this past week, I couldn’t help but think about our own state and just how easily it would be for that to happen to us here. Natural disasters destroy everything.
One of the reasons we launched Rocky Mountain Music Relief a year ago was so that when natural disasters affect the musicians in our own region we’d have a way to help out. While our mission statement declares that we exist to help out musicians in the Rocky Mountain region (Colorado mostly) – I hope we can all contribute to helping those in need in California.
I’ll have big news coming in Q1 2019, but let me tease you a bit. Next year when I thank stations for airing this program there will very likely be one more. KFFR (Winter Park) has acknowledged they love the show and want to air it. They’re hoping for early 2019. Keep your fingers crossed. No deal is a done deal until the show is added and aired.
Thank you to KRFC (Fort Collins), KJAC (Greeley/Front Range), KDNK (Carbondale), KOTO (Telluride), KSUT (Ignacio/Durango), KLZR (Westcliffe), KCMJ (Colorado Springs), KAFM (Grand Junction), KOYC (Pueblo), KZYR (Vail) and KHEN (Salida).
These stations reach out across 24FM frequencies in the state – bringing Colorado music to their listeners 52 hours a week. I hope you’ll support them with your financial contribution.
VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK
The environment is on everyone’s mind. “Nature’s Way” was originally written, recorded and released by the band Spirit in 1969. Songwriter Randy California recorded several versions of the song over the years, quipping that he never quite got it right. Now, it’s Firefall’s turn. Bassist Mark Andes an original member of Spirit, sings lead and is joined by featured guests Timothy B. Schmit of the Eagles and John McFee of the Doobie Brothers.
I expect a new album from Firefall in the coming months.
MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING
Well, YouTube wins again. I can always find songs there I can’t find on Spotify. Either way, enjoy this week’s playlist.
(D) = debut of lp, ep or single
(N) = new cut from previously debuted lp or ep
Flash Cadillac & the Continental Kids “Did The Boogie (With Your Baby)” from Best of Flash Cadillac and The Continental Kids (1973/2010)
The Higher Elevation “Crazy Bicycle” (1967)
(D) Extra Gold “When the Matches Meet the Wood” (2018)
Kyle Emerson “Wise Blood” from Dorothy Alice (2017)
Patti Fiasco “Oil” from Small Town Lights (2013)
(N) Analog Son “Give More” from Funky Mother (2018)
String Cheese Incident “Vertigo” (2018)
The Knew “Major Nights” from Man Monster (2012)
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club “Viceroy Filter King” from Always Say Please and Thank You (2000)
Gingerbomb “Wildfire” from Gingerbomb (2018)
(D) Brent Loveday and the Dirty Dollars “Take A Ride With You” from Hymns for the Hardened (2019)
Francis and the Wolf “Call of the Wild” from Ladies & Gentlemen (2017)
Blue Canyon Boys “Wake Up, The Party’s Over” from Blue Canyon Boys (2016)
Jeff Jenkins Organization “Heavy Eddie” from The Arrival (2015)
The Still Tide “Give Me Time” from Run Out EP (2017)
Justin Roth “Rise” (2013)
(N) P-Nuckle “The Storm” from Voiceless (2018)
Jonny Barber “Hornet’s Nest” from Hornet’s Nest / Wide Eyed Blues 7″ (2018)
Born in The Flood “If This Thing Should Spill” from If this Thing Should Spill (2007)
Yo, Flaco! “Skeptamistic” from Skeptamistic (2001)
The Hunger Artist “Gotta Live a Life” from Uh… EP (2018)
(D) Ponder the Albatross “Royal Coast” from Ponder the Albatross (2018)
Beth Preston “Spirits” from Little Mirrors (2016)
Lonesome Days “Chasin’ Down the Whiskey” from The Lonesome Days (2017)
The Jazz Arts Messengers “My Muse” from Fourteen Channels (2010)