CP S15:EP42 2021

Monday Oct 18, 2021 – The first task when I get up and pour coffee on Monday morning is to sit down and write out the Monday morning blog post. Typically, I scan headlines and my FB newsfeed.

Today’s feed was a sad reminder that a) COVID is still killing people, even those who have been vaccinated, and b) that despite COVID, “…we think this lasts forever … it doesn’t; forgive, love and be good to one another.”

That quote was the last line in a post by Colorado Music Hall of Fame musician and educator Chris Daniels, informing us that veteran Kings bassist Kevin “Bro” Lege is in the ICU at St. Anthony’s, “…getting amazing care …but the outlook is not great.”

Chris didn’t indicate the reason for “Bro’s” condition, but we do know that former Secretary of State Colin Powell passed away last night from complications related to COVID.

As Chris Daniels reminds us, “…we think this lasts forever …it doesn’t; forgive, love and be good to one another.”



If you’re accustomed to using http://www.kafmradio.org, you need to change it to www.kafmgj.org. The station’s servers were hacked last week.

Community radio exists because of the support from listeners like you! Please help keep public radio on the air by becoming a sustaining member. See your local community radio station website for more information.

The Colorado Playlist & 105.5 The Colorado Sound Present

The Great Salmon Famine – Aggie Theater – Saturday Oct 30
Dragondeer – Globe Hall – Sunday Oct 31 – featuring 1 set of Dragondeer originals and 1 set of Velvet Underground classics
The Gasoline Lollipops Aggie Theater – Friday Nov 26

“Locally Grown” – Family Owned

“Locally Grown” 20/20 EyeVision offers a full range of services and they accept Medicaid at the Orchard Center in Westminster.


TOP 5 and TOP 30 charts are pulled from published spins of current releases (twelve months old) at 13 Colorado non-profit community/public and college radio stations. Eleven Colorado radio stations currently utilize Spinitron.

  2. THE VELVETEERS – Nightmare Daydream LP (Oct-21)
  3. THE LUMINEERS – Brightside SINGLE (Sep-21)
  4. LITTLE TRIPS Downhill to Paradise LP (Oct-21)
  5. ANDY FRASCO & THE U.N. – Dancin’ Around My Grave SINGLE (Jul-21)

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Chicago Darlin’ Dear – Chicago VI (1973)
Firefall You Are The Woman – Firefall (1976)
(N) Nathaniel Rateliff & the NightsweatsLove Don’t – The Future (2022)

Whippoorwill Cold Sound – The Nature of Storms (2020)
Leftover SalmonGulf of Mexico – Aquatic Hitchhiker (2012)
David William’s Trickster CarouselFreak – Snake Oil (2021)
Morsel Sandy Cheeks – Morsel (2021)
Yonder Mountain String BandAngel – Yonder Mountain String Band (2006)
The Samples Radio Song – Return To Earth (2001)
(N) Solohawk I Can’t Forget – Radio Waves and Your Movies (2021)

The RemindersDust and Bones – Unstoppable (2019)
High Road HomeRunning Kind – Outrun the Seasons (2020)
Blumer Haus Ode To Brubeck – Boy Meets Groove (2021)


Rick DerringerRock and Roll Hootchie Koo – All American Boy (1973)
Joe WalshMidnight Visitor – Barnstorm (1972)
(D) The Unindicted Co-ConspiratorsTo Catch A Thief – Colfax Confidential (2021)

Robert ShredfordQueen Elizabeth Corgis – Robert Shredford (2020)
SUCH The Real Thing – Wide Nose, Full Lips (2019)
Eddie TurnerDignify Me – Change In Me (2021)
A.J. FullertonI Cried – The Forgiver and the Runaway (2021)
Chuck PyleColorado – Camel Rock (1995)
Drew EmmittGypsy In My Soul – Long Road (2008)
(N) Jaguar StevensMagic House Drama – Jaguar Stevens (2021)

The Patti FiascoElvis – Small Town Lights (2013)
Sugar MoonGreat Divide – Special Shade of Blue (2020)
Keith OxmanRocktober Song – Caught Between the Lion and the Twins (2008)


CP S14 EP48 2020

Monday DEC 21, 2020HAPPY HOLLY DAZE! Big news this week = Beginning Jan 04 2021, KRZA Alamosa will be airing the program, starting with one hour from 3-4PM and expanding as interest and time allow. Please reach out with a huge THANK YOU and let your friends in Alamosa know about it.

If you forgot to vote for your favorites of 2020 – guess what?  You’re too late.  The poll closed at midnight.

The Colorado Playlist is provided to member stations at no cost.  Your support is deeply appreciated.  Your support will help to keep the program on the air as we enter its 15th season in 2021.

Are you a working professional member of the Colorado music community?  I am also.  I know how hard things are.  Mortgage, utilities, transportation and food are just a few of the things that need attending to.  If you truly are in need, please reach out.  www.rockymountainmusicrelief.org

Middle Class Rock Star is a podcast hosted by  Andy Sydow.  Every week or so I feature a 7 to 8 minute segment featuring  a conversation Andy has with some of our scene’s top music makers and industry personalities.  This week’s guest is Dango Rose (Elephant Revival).


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.

  1. SARAH SLATON – Get Up SINGLE (Nov-20)
  2. NATHANIEL RATELIFF – And It’s Still Alright LP (Feb-20)
  3. BLAKK MANTRA – Welcome to El Rey Blvd EP (Sep-20)
  4. MUSKETEER GRIPWEEDMore Than Ever LP (Oct-20)
  5. DONNY BLOT – The T Is Silent LP (Oct-20)


The Mishawakais 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.

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


Tim ChamplinChristmas Cafe (2021)
(D) Firefall – Way Back When – Comet (2021)

Nathaniel Rateliff – All Or Nothing – And It’s Still Alright (2020)
Wood Belly – Solid Ground – Solid Ground (2018)
(D) Kris Drickey – Crawl Space – State Change (2021)
Dianne Reeves – Christmas Waltz – Christmas Time Is Here (2004)
Corey Harris – Basehead – Greens From The Garden (2009)
Tommy Bolin – Bustin’ Out For Rosey – Private Eyes (1976)
(D) Jack Hadley – My People – Daybreak In Alabama: The Langston Huhges Project (2020)

Opie Gone Bad – It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas (feat. Jim Dalton) – Opie Gone Christmas (2011)
The Still Tide – High Wire – Run Out (2017)
Ben Haugland – Big Foot – A Million Dreams (2015)


Chris Daniels & The KingsSanta’s Dog House Blues (1994)
(D) Heavy Diamond RingAlready Gone (2021)

Mojomama – We Are One – The Corona Tapes (2020)
EldrenHazy Days (2019)
Plume VariaHanukkah Light (2019)
Elephant Revival – Birds and Stars – These Changing Skies (2013)
Dango RoseLife’s Too Short (2021)
(P) Bud Bronson & the Good Timers – Life Is A Highway (To Hell) – Manifest Destiny EP (2021)
My Body Sings Electric – Oceancrest – Part 1: The Night Ends (2014)
Big Head Todd & the MonstersI’m Glad (at Christmas Time) (2019)
(N) Adam Bodine – Surface Service – Scenes of Changery (2020)



CP S14 EP22 2020

MONDAY JUNE 08 2020 –I received word over the weekend from KDNK (Carbondale) that the show now airs Saturday and Sunday mornings at 5AM.  See updated stations and times.

News is starting to come in about live in person music around the region.   Conditions vary, but we are beginning to see some glimmers and pictures and testimony – expressing considerable pleasure and bands on stages.

FOCOMA (Fort Collins Musician Association) and ODell Brewing have teamed up with the Holiday Twin Drive-In Fort Collins for Drive and Jive – a weekly Tuesday night series showcasing some of Northern Colorado’s popular acts – including Bonnie & the Cyldes, Sugar Britches, The Beeves, Slow Caves, Cary Morin and Del Shamen featuring John Magnie and Steve Amadee from the Subdudes along with Nick Forster (E-Town) and Jock Bartley (Firefall).

Colorado Playlist sponsor, The Mishawaka, has reopened for food, music and movies – but in an extremely scaled down fashion.  Currently, the “Mish” can only sit 96 across their property at any one time.  Local duos, trios and the occasional band will appear on the outdoor stage.  Reservations only.  Please tip the musicians.

While some local restaurants are opening and offering live music in some form, bars, festivals and major events continue to either cancel or postpone.  Among the latest to cancel is the Boulder County FairChautauqua Boulder canceled the rest of their season as well.

At Bohemian Foundation, our focus is on building community …by coming together to create and enjoy music. Bohemian Foundation’s NoCo Music Relief Fund provides assistance for individuals in the Northern Colorado Music Community who are severely financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic


Spinitron is an online playlist management solution for non-commercial radio stations. It handles playlist data capture and online publishing, archiving and reporting among many other features. Record promoters are among those most likely to benefit from the detailed search function.

COLORADO RADIO (14 stations tracked)

1. NATHANIEL RATELIFFAnd It’s Still Alright LP (Feb-20)
2. WHITEWATER RAMBLEPseudonymous LP (Feb-20)
3. BOOT GUNThat What You Got EP (May-20)
4. JEREMY FACKNITZFrom Those Sweet Ashes LP (May-20)
5. DOWN TIMEHurts Being Alive LP (Mar-20)

ROOTS MUSIC REPORT (inc international, national and Internet radio; irrespective of date / year of release)

1. REVEREND FREAKCHILDThe Bodhisattva Blues LP (Mar-20)
2. NATHANIEL RATELIFFAnd It’s Still Alright LP (Feb-20)
3. MOJOMAMARed White and Blues LP (May-18)
5. LEE SIMSA Few More Miles to Go (Dec-19)

Our longest running sponsor, 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.


You make a big difference in what gets played on the show.  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


Dan Fogelberg – The Language Of Love – Super Hits (1984)
(N) John Statz – Rainy Days in the U.K. – Early Riser (2020)

Kerry Pastine and the Crime Scene – Under Your Spell – City of Love (2019)
Jeff Austin – What the Night Brings – The Simple Truth (2015)
(N) Jeremy Facknitz – Little Devils – From Those Sweet Ashes (2020)

Nathaniel Rateliff – What A Drag – And It’s Still Alright (2020)
Five Iron Frenzy – A Flowery Song – Upbeats & Beatdowns (1997)
The Wendy Woo Trio – I Don’t Know – Luxury (2007)
(N) The Catcalls – You’re The One (ft. Adam Bodine) – The Catcalls EP (2020)

The Copper Children – Roots – Speaking In Spirits (2019)
Grant Sabin & The Juke Joint Highball – Homesick – Bourbon and Milk (2017)
Dana Landry Trio – Bassically Simple – Memphis Skyline (2014)


Gary StitesShine That Ring (1960)
SoothsayersI Don’t Know (1966)
(D) Boot Gun – Hey Hey – Take What You Got (2020)

The Born ReadiesMean Genes (2019)
Bud Bronson & The Good Timers – End Of Our Lives – Between the Outfield and Outer Space (2018)
The Beeves – Playing Bingo (with people who are angry and somewhat dangerous) – Beauty and The Beeves (2020)
DragondeerStay High (2020)
Dressy Bessy – There’s a Girl – Sound Go Round (2002)
Great American Taxi – Fuzzy Little Hippie Girl – Reckless Habits (2009)
Mustang Lightning – King Of The Highway – Texas Radio (2011)
(N) Post Truth Serum – The Discotheque- Modern Victims(2020)

PorloloI QUIT (2019)
Dream Feed – Push and Pull – Dream Feed (2018)
Gerald Albright – Slam Dunk – Slam Dunk (2014)



This pretty much speaks for itself.  An anthem for our times, it can’t be played on broadcast radio due to lyrics.

Rocky Mountain Music Relief Inc –  provides financial and in-kind support to those individuals, groups and organizations within our Colorado music industry that have been impacted physically, financially and/or emotionally due to the occurrence of natural disasters or unforeseen tragedies within their communities.

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