CP S14 EP39 2020

Monday OCT 19 2020 – UGH! I begin this week by paying tribute to an old friend in my radio career, Stu Haskell.  You very very likely don’t know him.  He wasn’t on the air.  He was the guy who made sure that stations made enough money to pay staffs and stay on the air profitably.  He was the guy who gave others chances. 

Stu was around forever.  He started his radio career as an ad salesman in the 70s at 93.3 KTCL before becoming the general manager, when that station was in Fort Collins.  It was he and program director John Hayes who launched what is now known as the Alternative Rock radio format in Colorado in the mid 80s.    I learned last night that he passed away this weekend.  Causes unknown. RIP Mr. Haskell.

It was announced last Thursday that Governor Jared Polis has named Stephen Brackett Colorado’s new Music Ambassador. Brackett is the co-founder and emcee of Flobots as well as a co-founder of the nonprofit Youth on Record. As Music Ambassador, Brackett will serve as the state’s lead advocate for Colorado’s diverse music scene and Colorado’s talented musicians.  

As the new Music Ambassador, Stephen will focus on two initiatives. The first will include assessing the needs of emerging and seasoned artists in the areas of professional and business development training, trauma support, and artistic tools in order to begin rebuilding Colorado’s music ecosystem, which has been deeply impacted by the global pandemic. 

Today is Todd Park Mohr’s (Big Head Todd & the Monsters) birthday.  He’s 55.

TOP SPINS – 2 WKS ENDING OCT 17 2020

Spinitron  Designed to benefit non-commercial public and college radio stations, record promoters and artists are among those most likely to benefit from the detailed search function. Currently 11 Colorado radio stations utilize Spinitron.

  • *This is the first “weekly” spins report for OCTOBER 2020*
  • 185 Titles Tracked / 12 public, community and college stations

1. CARY MORINDockside Saints LP (Jul-20)
2. GASOLINE LOLLIPOPSAll the Misery Money Can Buy LP (Sep-20)
2. AUGUSTUSColor Tv and Tall Tales LP (May-20)
2. PARKERCare Not Carry EP (Sep-20)
2. RODNEY RICESame Shirt, Different Day LP (Aug-20)
3. GHOST TAPESFIG EP (Sep-20)
4. JOSH DILLARDThe Natural World LP (Nov-20)
5. PSYCHOLOGIC & KID ASTRONAUTKenopsia EP (Aug-20)

The Mishawaka is a legendary music venue, restaurant and bar located 13.7 miles up the Poudre Canyon Highway (CO 14) in the stunning Poudre Canyon in Bellvue, CO. NOW OPEN for food, music and movies.

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

Every week I share some or all of the new music played on the show with you, here in the MMMM.  Your rating gets factored into my decision in what to maintain in the show’s “for airplay” library.

A REMINDER:  Please listen to ALL of the songs and rate them.  Thanks 🙂

(D) = debut LP/EP or single
(N) = new track from previously debuted LP/EP
(P) = Colorado Playlist premier / not available online

HOUR 1

Philip Bailey – Walking on the Chinese Wall – Chinese Wall (1985)
Earth Wind & Fire – Reasons – That’s the Way of the World (1975)
(N) Ghost Tapes – Good News – FIG (2020)

The String Cheese Incident – Otherside (W. Ruby Chase) – SCI Sound Lab Radio EP (2019)
(D) Eric StraumanisYou Are Going to Hear Me (2020)

James Lee Baker – 100 Summers – 100 Summers (2020)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters – Runaway Train – Riviera (2002)
Acoustic Junction – Every Heart – Strange Days (2000)
(D) The Wyatts – Home – Forgive Me (2020)

Steve Skinner BandSelf Made Woman (feat. Erica Brown) (2019)
Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Little Rig – Hard Core Broken Heart (2018)
(D) Ron Miles – Queen Of The South – Rainbow Sign (2020)

HOUR 2

Buffalo SpringfieldKind Woman (1969)
Richie Furay – We Were The Dreamers – Hand in Hand (2015)
(D) Mama Lenny and the RemedyParty Girl (2020)

The Born ReadiesMean Genes (2019)
(P) New Ben FranklinsSometimes I Don’t Like You Very Much (2020)
Jeremy Facknitz – Watch This Bird Fly – From Those Sweet Ashes (2020)
Rajdulari – Journey of A Woman – Journey of a Woman (2014)
Pretty Lights – Around The Block feat. Talib Kweli – A Color Map of the Sun (2013)
(D) Tenth Mountain Division9 to 5 (2020)

EldrenHazy Days (2019)
Retrofette Lover in Japan (2018)
Walter Gorra – ’till Next Time – In Due Time (2018)

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VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

 

CP S14 EP37 2020

Monday SEPT 21 2020Expressly and explicitly Colorado from the 60’s to today; from the biggest hit-makers and award winners in Colorado music history to some of the freshest new music emerging from the Centennial state.

Cary Morin, Nathaniel Rateliff and the Lumineers share TOP 5 postings this week in both the in-state chart and the Roots Music Report chart.  The outliers include Gasoline Lollipops, Gabrielle Louise, Reverend Freakchild and the Subdudes.

I will not be publishing a post next Monday SPT 28th, or the following Monday, OCT 5.  I’ll be on vacation, fishing in Montana.  

Dial up a 50+ year retrospective at the CP from the 60s to Today on Spotify or check out a playlist of tracks from 2020 at CP2020.  CP Best of the Decade 2010-2019 and CP Caribou Ranch Collection.  PLS be sure to follow.

You can also find every playlist I’ve ever made on my YouTube channel, dating back to 2012.  PLS be sure to subscribe.

TOP 5 WK ENDING SEPT 19 2020

Spinitron  Designed to benefit non-commercial public and college radio stations, record promoters and artists are among those most likely to benefit from the detailed search function. Currently 11 Colorado radio stations utilize Spinitron.

COLORADO RADIO (15 stations / 165 titles tracked)

    1. GASOLINE LOLLIPOPS – All the Misery Money Can Buy LP (Aug-20)
    2. CARY MORIN– Dockside Saints LP (Jul-20)
    3. NATHANIEL RATELIFFAnd It’s Still Alright LP (Feb-20)
    4. THE LUMINEERSIII LP (Sep-19)
    5. GABRIELLE LOUISEThe Unending Alteration of the Human Heart LP (May-20)

ROOTS MUSIC REPORT (includes international, national and Internet radio stations regardless of date / year of release)

    1. NATHANIEL RATELIFF– And It’s Still Alright LP (Feb-20)
    2. REVEREND FREAKCHILD – The Bodhisattva Blues LP (Mar-20)
    3. THE LUMINEERSIII LP (Sep-19)
    4. CARY MORIN – Dockside Saints LP (Jul-20)
    5. THE SUBDUDES – Lickskillet LP (May-18)

The Mishawaka is a legendary music venue, restaurant and bar located 13.7 miles up the Poudre Canyon Highway (CO 14) in the stunning Poudre Canyon in Bellvue, CO. NOW OPEN for food, music and movies.

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

Every week I share some or all of the new music played on the show with you, here in the MMMM.  Your rating gets factored into my decision in what to maintain in the show’s “for airplay” library.

A REMINDER:  Please listen to ALL of the songs and rate them.  Thanks 🙂

(D) = debut LP/EP or single
(N) = new track from previously debuted LP/EP
(P) = Colorado Playlist premier / not available online

HOUR 1

Crawler – Sail On – Snake Rattle & Roll (1978) **Caribou Ranch Collection**
(D) Brent Cowles – Shine – It’s Coals. (2020)

Cup-A-Jo – Can’t You See – Crazy Comes Easy (2019)
The Wood Brothers – Sparkling Wine – One Drop of Truth (2018)
Gabrielle Louise – See In The Dark – The Unending Alteration Of The Human Heart (2020)
Andy Frasco – I’ve Got a Long Way to Go – Keep On Keepin On (2020)
Acoustic Junction – Think About It – Acoustic Junction (1996)
The Samples – Here And Somewhere Else – Here And Somewhere Else (1998)
(P) Dango RoseRing Out! (2020)
Kelly Augustine – Thunder on the Mountain – Light in the Lowlands (2019)
OneRepublic – Future Looks Good – Oh My My (2016)
Keith Oxman – Afreaka – Glimpses (2018)

HOUR 2

Trillion – Hold Out – Trillion (1978) **Caribou Ranch Collection**
(D) Blakk Mantra – Perhaps We’ll Live – Welcome to El Rey Blvd (2020)

The Motet – What You Gonna Bring – Death Or Devotion (2019)
Chris Daniels & The Kings – Fried Food/Hard Liquor – Blues, With Horns Vol. 1 (2017)
(D) ValdezSaint Munchausen (2020)

Finn O’Sullivan – When The Power Comes Back On – When The Power Comes Back On (2020)
Blue Canyon Boys – I Want You to Want Me – House Full Of Sorrow (2009)
SHEL – The Battle of Evermore – SHEL (2012)
(D) 2MX2Elevator (feat. Aja Black of the Reminders) (2020)

The Blue Rider – Rattlesnake – Year of the Horse (2016)
DeVotchKa – Straight Shot – This Night Falls Forever (2018)
La Cocodrila – Bop Bop Bop Bop – La Cocodrila (2019)

THIS WEEK ON YOUTUBE

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

An Interview with Chris K.

I was cleaning out my downloads and came across this interview.  It was recorded at KRFC March 2019 for a show called the Flip Side.  Enjoy.  My story, my life, my music .. it’s the most detailed interview I’ve ever done.

CP S14 EP33 2020

Monday AUG 24 2020LATE!  Sorry.  Normally I’m done with this by 9AM. I got caught up researching djs around the state, at over 20 radio stations, who might play some Colorado music on their shows.  It’s been a busy couple of days. I’ve managed to document over 50 djs individually who have been known to program Colorado music from time to time.

NEW music this week in the MMMM = Sarah Christine, Chadzilla feat. Tanya Shylock, and Daniel Rodriguez.   The new release from Jayme Stone, Awake, hits the TOP 5 at CO radio this week while the Subdudes Lickskillet makes the TOP 5 at RootsMusicReport.com.

In the mood for live music?  There seems to be more and more of it taking places as we figure out the best way to do things.  Of course that does mean wearing masks when in public places and maintaining social distancing. The Fort Collins Musicians Association (FOCOMA) has figured out a way to celebrate over a decade of FOCOMX and NOCO music events.  I’m happy to support this  year’s FOCOMX – A Digital Retrospective.

DULCETTERRA, AN ONLINE INTERACTIVE MUSIC FESTIVAL, CONFERENCE AND SONGWRITING CAMP. Watch live on Monday, September 21st, 2020, from 12PM until 12AM Mountain Standard Time.

TOP 5 WK ENDING AUGUST 22

Spinitron  Designed to benefit non-commercial public and college radio stations, record promoters are among those most likely to benefit from the detailed search function. Currently 12 Colorado radio stations use Spinitron.

COLORADO RADIO (14 stations / 135 titles tracked)

1. CARY MORIN – Dockside Saints LP (Jul-20)
2. GASOLINE LOLLIPOPS – All the Misery Money Can Buy LP (Aug-20)
3. NATHANIEL RATELIFF – And It’s Still Alright LP (Feb-20)
4. KAYLA RAE – Pressure EP (Aug-20)
5. JAYME STONE Awake EP (Jul-20)

ROOTS MUSIC REPORT (includes international, national and Internet radio stations regardless of date / year of release)

1. REVEREND FREAKCHILD – The Bodhisattva Blues LP (Mar-20)
2. NATHANIEL RATELIFF – And It’s Still Alright LP (Feb-20)
3. CARY MORIN – Dockside Saints LP (Jul-20)
4. THE LUMINEERS  III LP (Sept-19)
5. THE SUBDUDESLickskillet LP (May-18)

The Mishawaka is a legendary music venue, restaurant and bar located 13.7 miles up the Poudre Canyon Highway (CO 14) in the stunning Poudre Canyon in Bellvue, CO. NOW OPEN for food, music and movies.

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

Every week I share some or all of the new music played on the show with you, here in the MMMM.  Your rating gets factored into my decision in what to maintain in the show’s “for airplay” library.

A REMINDER:  Please listen to ALL of the songs and rate them.  Thanks 🙂

(D) = debut LP/EP or single
(N) = new track from previously debuted LP/EP
(P) = Colorado Playlist premier / not available online

HOUR 1

Steely Dan – Bodhisattva – Countdown To Ecstasy (1973) **CARIBOU RANCH COLLECTION**
(D) Sarah ChristineThe Choice (2020)

Don Chicharrón – Sábado Gigante – Don Chicharrón (2019)
Grant Sabin & The Juke Joint Highball – Sit Quietly – Bourbon and Milk (2017)
Pioneer Mother – Cocaine and Kisses – The Call (2020)
John Common – Make It Real – The Low Wines, Vol. 1 EP (2020)
16 Horsepower – Black Soul Choir – Sackcloth ‘N’ Ashes (1995)
Kan’nal – Digging Up The Devils – Myth Magic (2008)
(D) Chadzilla – No More (feat. Tanya Shylock) – In My Skin  (2020)

Taylor Scott Band – Salted Watermelon – All We Have (2019)
Richie Furay – Hand In Hand – Hand in Hand (2015)
Garrett Sayers Trio – Diatribe – Thinkbox (2017)

HOUR 2

War – Gypsy Man – Deliver The Word (1973) **CARIBOU RANCH COLLECTION**
(P) Kaitlyn WilliamsInfluence (2020)
Hunter James and the Titanic – Church – The Z-Axis (2019)
DeVotchKa – Empty Vessels – This Night Falls Forever (2018)
Gasoline Lollipops – All the Misery Money Can Buy – All The Misery Money Can Buy (2020)
Last Call Romance – What Do I Have to Prove – Double Funeral, Vol. 1 EP (2020)
Starwood – Burnin’ Over You – Starwood (1977)
Alpha Centauri – Love Only You – Alpha Centauri (1977)
(N) Daniel Rodriguez – Brother John – Sojourn of a Burning Sun (2020)

Sarah SlatonDance In the Sun (2019)
The Motet – The Truth – Totem (2016)
Jon Wirtz – Watching The World Wake Up – Tourist (2013)

THIS WEEK ON YOUTUBE

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

Jayme’s new album “Awake, Awake” is hitting CO radio, landing in the TOP 5 most played this past week.  Here’s the title track.

BOY THIS IS TOUGH – Pls Support

“Between April 1 and July 31, Colorado’s music industry lost 8,327 jobs and $344.6 million in sales revenue, according to a report released this week by Denver Arts & Venues. This represents 51% of total employment in the industry statewide and 24% of its annual sales revenue, wrote Colorado State University researcher Michael Seman.

Denver took the hardest hit, with losses in the metro region estimated at 4,525 jobs and $213.7 million in sales revenue — or more than half of all jobs in the region’s music industry and 25% of its annual sales revenue. The majority of these losses at both the state and regional level are in the “musicians, managers and agents” and “live events” sectors of the industry, the report said.

And this is after only six months.”

This article from The Know/Denver Post hit me particularly hard this morning.  I’m a “old timer” in the Colorado music scene.  I’ve been here since the 70s – doing what I do – music and radio.  In fact, music and radio is all I do and all I’ve done since the late 90s when I closed down my previous family owned/operated business.

RADIO can’t replace what we’ve lost.  Not even close.  However, as a fan one thing we can all do is support locally produced independent non-commercial public/community and college radio stations.  There are over 20 such stations in Colorado today. That’s where most Colorado music is heard today.

Today, the Colorado Playlist​ is broadcast by 12 stations and is heard over 24FM frequencies 58 hours a week in Colorado. AND I NEED YOUR HELP. I borrowed heavily to keep Colorado music on the airwaves, since my prime sources of revenue are now gone. At some point I need to generate revenue to pay back the loans and pay the bills.

I’ve reduced my normal ad-support rates by 50% for COVID affected businesses. Want your business mentioned statewide? Email me at coloradoplaylist@gmail.com for information.

If you’d care to make a donation pls do so via PayPal at coloradoplaylist@gmail.com or at Chrisk-2 on Venmo.

Sincerely and with Love,
Chris “K” Kresge
Founder / President / Producer / Host
Rocky Mountain Music Network LLC
The Colorado Sound

The Summer of No Music: Loss of concerts makes Denver question its cultural identity