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Colorado Playlist – S11 EP43

ROCKY MOUNTAIN MUSIC RELIEF mobilizes the Colorado music and media communities to raise funds to assist musicians throughout the U.S. affected by natural disasters.

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 SoundCloudBandCampReverbnation or YouTube.

PLAYLIST S11 EP43

(D) = debut of lp, ep or single
(N) = new cut from previously debuted lp or ep

HOUR 1

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)

HOUR 2

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)

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Colorado Playlist – S11 EP10

Monday afternoon … still recovering from a weekend that took me to three rooms in three cities, and narrowly missing a drunk driver going northbound in the southbound lane of I25 on Saturday night.  He did not survive, I’m sorry to say.  Within minutes of me missing him, he was in an accident that shut down I25 at Loveland.

The big news this week is KRFC moving the Colorado Playlist from it’s long held 8PM slot on Saturday night to the 9PM slot on Friday nights … better to serve the live music crowd on a Friday.  The other big news is the signing of Brent Cowles to the same label that launched the Lumineers .. much love to Brent who said we might be able to score an exclusive on the new EP “Cold Times” coming in April.

Speaking of new releases – I’ll be debuting the new single from John Statz in next week’s show … produced by Megan Burtt.  Not the first time she’s sat behind the board directing the flow in the studio.

Tiffany Christopher scored another home-run in last week’s MMMM, not only reaping the most votes, but also a nearly perfect KEEP decision – seems to me that you just went “eh” at the rest of the selections.  Check out this week’s run of cuts below.


GOAT ON THE TOWN 3 NIGHTS 3 BANDS

This going out on the weekends is getting to be a good habit for this goat.  Not working isn’t necessarily the most financially positive thing I could be doing, but getting out from behind the sound board and getting out to some local rooms IS a good idea.

Gasoline Lollipops at Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox (Denver)

Friday night I stopped by the Roost in Longmont to catch a bit of one of my newest Front Range favorites, Francis & the Wolf — the runner up in this year’s Oscar Blues / Bolder Boulder Battle of the Bands.  Much respect to the band that won, Francis and the Wolf is an American Trad-Rock band of the first order, resplendent in their Bruce Springsteen meets Tom Petty blue collar swagger.

Saturday night my band GOATZ! shared the evening at Avogadro’s Number (Fort Collins) with the Matt Skinner Trio featuring bassist Ben O’Connor (Halden Wofford & the Hi-Beams) and guitarist Michael O’Connor (no relation to Ben).  I’ve said many times that Matt Skinner is my favorite country male vocalist in the area.  Saturday night confirmed my belief.  Matt is as capable of echoing the legends of the past as he is able to stand next to some of today’s most recognized Americana-country up and comers.

I got up early on Sunday morning to meet my brunch date at Opelia’s Electric Soapbox in Denver and 4 hours of Gasoline Lollipops.   If there’s any doubt left that the “pops” are one of the region’s hottest up and coming bands, put them away – a packed house in Denver is all one needs to move from small room status to bigger rooms like the Bluebird or Gothic in Denver.  Along the way Stephen Brackett, aka Brer Rabbit from Flobots, stopped by for some lunch/brunch and hung out for a set.

Ophelia’s is Denver’s hot small restaurant / music venue right now.  Talent buyer Randall Frazier has kept some of the region’s top acts moving through there – including Big Head Todd & the Monsters for a NYE show. That says a lot about the room’s cred in the scene.  We sat in the lower level next to the mixing station – the sound was perfect – not too loud so that you couldn’t talk and enjoy a great meal.  The food there is outrageously good.

Happy to say GOATZ! and Gasoline Lollipops have two shows together this coming spring/summer season – staring with May 20 at Avogadro’s Number in Fort Collins.


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, BandCampReverbnation or YouTube.

PLAYLIST S11 EP10

(D) = debut of lp, ep or single
(N) = new cut from previously debuted lp or ep

HOUR 1

The Astronauts “Money” from Everything Is A-OK (1964)
(D) David Starr “California Dreamin’ (feat. John Oates)” from The Head and Heart (2017)
Kenny Perkins “Last Goodbye” from Wild Frontier (2011)
Todd Adelman “The Devil Is for Drinking” from Highways & Lowways (2015)
(N) Brent Cowles “Lift Me Up” (2017)
Katie Herzig “Walk Through Walls” from Walk Through Walls (2014)
Terri Jo Jenkins “You Made Me so Very Happy” from From This Moment (2016)
Rose Quartz “Medicine” from Axis of Love (2015)
(D) Taarka “Sun and Rain” from Fading Mystery (2017) 


The Lovely & Talented “Death of the Lover” from The New American Fable (2010)
Pretty Lights “Around the Block (feat. Talib Kweli)” from A Color Map Of The Sun (2013)
(D) Keith Oxman “Breeze (Blow My Baby Back)” from East of the Village (2017)

HOUR 2

The Samples “Anymore” from Here and Somewhere Else (1998)
(D) Strange Americans “Big Black Car” (2017)


The Wendy Woo Trio “I Dont Know” from Luxury (2007)
Big Gigantic “The Night Is Young (feat. Cherub)” from The Night Is Young (2014)
(D)  Treehouse Sanctum “Chacala” (2017)


Subdudes “Poor Man’s Paradise” from Street Symphony (2007)
The SIR Band “Go” from Go (2016)
OneRepublic “kids” from Oh My My (2016)
(N) Leslie Tom “Leavin’ On Your Mind” from Leslie Tom (2017)
The Still Tide “Closer Apart” from Half Empty Rooms (2015)
The Apples in Stereo “Dance Floor” from Travellers in Space and Time (2010)
Janine Santana “Red Clay” from Soft As Granite (2008)


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Season 10 | EP04 FEB 1 2016

Here over the next couple of weeks, you’ll notice some changes to The Colorado Sound.

As of today, The Colorado Sound Live365 no longer exists.  Apparently one of the dominant reasons may have been due to an increase in royalty rates established late in 2015 by the Copyright Royalty Board, which sets streaming rates for Internet broadcasters.

According to a report in Forbes over the weekend, “Late in 2015, the Copyright Royalty Board handed down its decision about what internet radio services will need to pay per stream, and it apparently hurt Live365 so much that it can no longer afford for the rights to play music.”

Other changes include a new name, a new URL, and new imaging and branding along with news about upcoming 10th Anniversary events.  …. AND .. I received an email from a brand new LPFM (low power FM) station going live in Denver this summer that they’d like to talk to me about airing the show.  #fingerscrossed

As much as I’m the voice and face of this show, it is my wife Pattie who is the real driving force – the quiet heart of the show, and the band.  As I write this morning, my wife lies in the bedroom, only days away from transitioning.

I know in advance I’m forgiven if I don’t publish this week … and I’ll be forgiven for the personal appearances I may not be able to make in the near future.   Depending on how things develop over the next couple of days, I may not be producing a show this week or next.

That all said, I hope you’ll join me for a couple of incredible events planned for the next week or so.  My attendance or not, withstanding.

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COLORADO MUSIC SPOTLIGHT EVENTS

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Friday, February 5 AN EVENING WITH RICHIE FURAY  A special intimate acoustic show with Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Colorado Music Hall of Fame member Richie Furay and some local members of his band.  Friday, February 5 at 6:30 PM Broomfield Auditorium.  Show info and tickets

My girl!

My girl!

Wednesday February 10 2016 – A CONCERT FOR THE KRESGES featuring The Subdudes, Chris Daniels, Megan Burtt, Danny Shafer and Chris K … includes drinks, hors d’oeuvres, desserts and a silent auction!

This is an absolute RSVP event. It is a catered event with hors d’oeuvres, dessert and and drinks included in the ticket price and the promoter needs to be able to tell her caterer how many people to plan for … pls contact the event organizer, Megan Andrea Flotten for information about the silent auction and for any questions or concerns you might have.   TICKETS

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SpokesBuzz Fort Collins logoSpokesBUZZ Fort Collins is seeking an energetic executive director for our evolving nonprofit organization. This is a part-time position with room to grow, ideal for a community-minded candidate with a passion for local music.  INFO

Applications for the SpokesBUZZ Class of 2017 are now OPEN. The deadline for application submission isFebruary 26, 2016, at 5 p.m. Mountain Time.  Current and former SpokesBUZZ bands include The Yawpers, Grant Farm, Grim & Darling, Gasoline Lollipops, and many many others …

Mish Logo JPGThe Colorado Sound is supported by The Historic Mishawaka Amphitheatre – Northern Colorado’s Musical Playground – Celebrating 100 Years in 2016.   Come celebrate the Mishawaka’s 100th anniversary with a series of events, specials, community-minded collaborations and concerts, kicking off in January with festivities extending through September 2016.

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KUNC 2KUNC Colorado Music Spotlight

Feb 2-5

  • Samuel Lee
  • CITRA
  • Tuesday 10: 20 am & 11:20 pm
  • Wednesday 12:20 pm
  • Thursday 11:20 am & 9:20 pm
  • Friday 1:20 pm
  • 91.5FM Northern Front Range/Denver
  • 91.7FM Denver, Golden
  • 102.7FM Boulder
  • 105.5FM Northern Front Range/Denver
  • online at KUNC.org

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PLAYLIST S10|EP04

HOUR 1

The Winebottles “Boston Song” from More Than Mountains (2000)
Somerset Catalog “Landing Gear” from Lonely Fang (2016)
The Czars “What I Can Do for You” from Before …But Longer (2000)
Coral Creek “Cryin’ Bout My Baby” from Coral Creek (2015)
(N) Blue Canyon Boys “Wake Up, The Party’s Over” from Blue Canyon Boys (2016)
Reed Foehl “Caroline” from Lost in the West (2014)
SuCH (Su Charles) “Heaven” from Trial and Error (2014)
Sherri Jackson “Tell Me” from Catalyst (2000)
The Northern Empty “Suzie” from Suzie (2016)
Jeff Brinkman Strange” from Strange (2012) …. NEWS broke late last week that Jeff and his wife have now moved to the Santa Barbara area of California, where Jeff has build a credible fanbase.  Good luck to Jeff in his future musical endeavors – — here’s Strange … 
Acoustic Junction “Oh Me Oh My” from Strange Days (2000)
Jeff Jenkins Organization “Braking Bad” from The Arrival (2015)

HOUR 2

India.Arie “Ready for Love” from Acoustic Soul (2001)
(N) David Starr “Afraid” from Love and Sabotage (2016)
Jeff Finlin “is this love” from Ballad Of A Plain Man (2008)
Subdudes “Social Aid and Pleasure Club” from Behind the Levee (2006)
Maxwell Mud “Blues for Breakfast” from Maxwell Mud (2015)
Lannie Garrett “You Belong to Me” from Just for a Thrill (2004)
Post Paradise “All There is” from Bring It To Life (Side A) (2015)
Strange Americans “Aggro” from That Kind of Luster (2014)
Churchill “Change” from Change EP (2012)
(D) Big Head Todd & The Monsters “New World Arisin’” from New World Arisin’ (2016) 
The Patti Fiasco “Small Town Lights” from Small Town Lights (2013)
(D) Ryan A. Fourt “Air Gun (Daisy’s Revenge)” from Big Slick (2016)

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89.1 KHOL (Jackson, WY) SEEKS A STATION MANAGER

KHOL89.1 FM KHOL Jackson Hole Community Radio is a local, non-profit, commercial free, radio station whose mission is to engage and connect the community through volunteer radio programming. KHOL serves Teton County, Wyoming with an eclectic mix of music, local news and public affairs programming. KHOL seeks a Station Manager to provide leadership and vision, who is serious about innovative, high-quality, community based programming.

Responsibilities
The Station Manager is responsible and accountable for overall administration, personnel,programming, financing, technical operations and public relations of the station. Working with the staff, the Board of Directors, and the community, The Station Manager is responsible for monitoring and guiding the station. The Station Manager supervises a team comprised of staff and volunteers in the administration of all station operations, including programming, human resources, budgeting, fundraising, long-term planning and FCC compliance. The Station Manager will report to the Board of Directors.

Financial Accountabilities & Responsibilities
• Supervises the preparation of the station’s annual budget for Board review andapproval.
• Maintains the fiscal integrity of the station through membership/fundraising activities, budget management, and compliance with KHOL policies and practices.
• Prepares revenue and expense reports ensuring that the station maintains a balanced budget.

General Operations
• Ensure transmitter function & compliance with all necessary local, state and federal laws and regulations.
• Protects and maintains station facilities and signal, internet broadcast stream and all broadcast equipment and station assets.
• Maintains and ensures the station’s compliance with all FCC rules and regulations, including the station’s broadcast license and the public file.

Programming
• Ensure program content complies with all necessary state and Federal laws, regulations, and requirements as well as KHOL programming policies and requirements.
• Establish, maintain, and review programming goals are in line with KHOL’s mission and goals.
• Oversee technical broadcast operations, and program content, delivery, format, and schedule.

Development
• Supervise development of strategies and plans for fundraising on- and off-air.
• Meet with donors as needed.
• Develops budgets and timelines for events as well as coordinating staffing.

Requirements
A commitment to KHOL’s mission. Bachelor’s Degree or commensurate experience in related field in the public broadcasting, non-profit work, or related media. Candidate will possess excellent management skills and a proven ability to work collaboratively with paid and volunteer staff. Candidate will possess strong interpersonal and communications skills and the ability to lead an motivate staff and volunteers. Fundraising experience required.

Salary
This is a full-time management position. Annual salary DOE.

To Apply:

Email your resume and letter of interest to info@891khol.org
Attn: Station Manager Search
PO Box 588
Jackson, WY 83001
DEADLINE: Open until filled.

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