The Colorado Sound S8 EP19 May 2014

Coming in July – a new Rocky Mountain Music Network / The Colorado Sound Presentation —- and I need your help.

chris at ob hmls sunday june 16 2013Nowadays it’s pretty easy to find out about folks who play music here in Colorado.  We’ve got lots of great music discovery programs and video sessions. Loft Sessions, Second Story Garage, and Open Air 1340 are the creme-du-jour, and then there are the interview programs that feature live music like KRFC’s Live At Lunch.   Want to know about the music, the band etc?  Easy.  Want to find out about the person him/herself?  Not so easy.

So, here’s the deal.  Beginning in mid July I will be debuting a new podcast.  Coming up with a new idea wasn’t easy.  I’ve been asked for several years to consider doing a music or interview based podcast.  Music podcasts are out as a matter of federal copyright law, and all of the interview programs I’ve heard have been heavy on music talk – not personal talk.

Inspired by (and instigated by) the “gentle persuasions” of two very good friends of mine in Northern Colorado radio, and currently being developed under the working title “Colorado Living Room Sessions,” host Chris K, aka goat, will visit music dignitaries, luminaries, legends, award winners, industry leaders, and emerging regional and national Colorado acts – in their (living rooms) – providing a much more intimate “look” into the lives of those who bring us our music.

The story is not about the music, but the person behind the music. It’s me  and  ______________ sitting comfortably, chatting about life, family, sports, profession, influences, inspirations, challenges, kids, grand kids, jobs, whatever and wherever the conversation may go.

This is not to say that music won’t be a part of the podcast (LOL … like that would ever happen), but it will be used as a bridge or break or to amplify some facet of what’s taking place in the conversation. And of course, if there’s a new record or major event or something music related, it will be included.

Currently we’re planning a 15-20 minute podcast.  There is also ongoing discussion whether I’ll do a weekly or bi-weekly episode.  The thought right now is that each episode could will be produced in two 15-20 minute parts (EP1/part1, EP1/part2)…  with a new episode every other week … lots to consider.  Shorter segments of 2-3 minutes will be edited for inclusion in weekly radio shows, as a tease for the full podcast.

David Glasser (Airshow Mastering, NARAS Board of Govenors)

Currently signed up:  David Glasser (Airshow Mastering, NARAS), Chris Daniels (Colorado Music Hall of Fame inductee), Liz Barnez (Bohemian Nights) and Mark Bliesener (bandguru, Lyle Lovett, BHTM).  

NEED YOUR HELP HERE

Chris Daniels (Colorado Music Hall of Fame inductee)
Chris Daniels (Colorado Music Hall of Fame inductee)

This is where you come in.  We need a title.  So what the hell .. how bout it?  Care to jump in and help out?  Here are a couple of suggestions with a place for you to write in a response.  Have at it.  I’ll pull together all the suggestions – pick which make sense from my side of the table – and we’ll have a run-0ff fan poll in June to determine the winning idea.

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VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

PLAYLIST S8 EP19 May 2014

Zephyr “Dreamin’” from Heartbeat (1982)
Chris Daniels & the Kings “Roadhouse Music” from When You’re Cool (1987)
Jeff Finlin “East by West” from The Tao of Motor Oil (2010)
(D) Rachel & the Kings “Edge of Me” from Edge of Me EP (2014)  Wendy Woo “Hold On” from Live (2013)
(D) Josh Blackburn “Sympathy” [single] (2014) (D) American Blackout “Truth & Charades” [single] (2014) 
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club “Do You Know Thee Enemy” from Unentitled (2011)
(D) Dakota Blonde “The Love We Build” from The Love We Build (2013)
Thom Chacon “American Dream” from Thom Chacon (2013)
Ryan D White “Love Story” from Something Brilliant Is About to Happen (2014)
(D/G) Billy Ryan & Black Irish “Lion of Ireland” from Billy Ryan & Black Irish (Remastered) (1988)
Zephyr “Don’t Come Back” from Heartbeat (1982)
Jill Sobule “Supermodel” from Jill Sobule (1995)
(N) Grant Farm “Shiny Brown Eyes” from Plowin’ Time (2014)
The Wild After “Meant for You” from Lesson Learned EP (2014)
(D) Kate LeRoux “It Doesn’t Matter At All (single edit)” from Phoenix (2014) Matt Skinner Band “I’ll Keep Loving” from Native Stranger (2013)
The Apples in Stereo “Hey Elevator” from Travellers in Space and Time (2010)
The Fray “Love Don’t Die” from Helios (2014)
Musketeer Gripweed “A Train” from Floods and Fires (2014)
Arthur Lee Land “Cracked Open” from Cracked Open (2013)
Jon Wirtz “Country” from Tourist (2013)

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The Colorado Sound Presents @ the Mish … coming … in July … a night under the stars with DeadFloyd  … information at www.themishawaka.com 

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The Colorado Sound S8 EP15 April 2014

Big news this week!  The String Cheese Incident is playing a free show on the “hill” in Boulder April 28th.  And our pal David Glasser at Airshow Mastering blasted this on his FB page … couldn’t be happier brother Dave.   Stop by and congratulate our friend when you get a chance …

grammy“I’m tickled and proud to report that I’ve been elected a Governor of the San Francisco Chapter of NARAS (The Grammy folks). San Francisco? Well, Colorado does not have a local chapter and our vibrant music scene is underserved by NARAS. But over the past year, the San Francisco chapter has reached out to Colorado and sponsored several events in Boulder and Denver. MusiCares, a service of NARAS has helped many Colorado flood victims since the September flood. This is just the beginning. I look forward to being a part of this activity. Colorado musicians – if you are not a NARAS member you should seriously consider joining, and affiliating with the SF Chapter. If you are already a member, I look forward to meeting you.

Factoid #1 – the Grammy statues are Made In Ridgeway Colorado!

You can call me Guv’na.”

Zephyr, HeartbeatCOMING NEXT WEEK:   the on air debut of a lost Colorado classic from 1982,  Zephyr’s “Heartbeat” .. the last record recorded by Candy Givens, David Givens and Eddie Turner before Candy died in 84.  There are a couple of videos on YouTube, but the album itself has been sitting in Eddie Turner’s basement for 30 years.  I have never been able to locate a copy.  Until now.  Thanks to Kevin Clock (one of the engineers who recorded the original album)  at Colorado Sound Studios for preparing the old vinyl for airplay, since I’m all digital here.

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Candy Given’s death from alcohol and ‘ludes.  Could be the reason for this msg left on my FB page:  “HAPPY RECORD STORE DAY ! Young Goat  Hey, did you see where David Givens is releasing a 3 CD expanded/deluxe release of Zephrs’ very first lp ? Yuppers, one disc of the original lp ( remixed/remastered ), the other two are previously unreleased material : a CD of studio outakes and demos and the third CD is of a concert they did at Tulagis’.”  WHOA!  

zephyr, box set 2014A quick look at David Givens page led me to Amazon … where you can preorder the boxset.  

Some of Colorado’s most legendary and enduring musicians who played in Zephyr are still around playing today … they include Otis Taylor, Jock Bartley (Firefall), and Eddie Turner … Eddie’s been showing up on the blues jam scene lately with Eric Boa and the Constrictors, as he rehabs from a hand injury he sustained several months ago.

So, as I’m writing this blogpost this morning … David Givens and I are PMing at FB … he remastered Heartbeat … and is sending it over for this week … oh man … seriously???  NICE! Thanks David …

Seriously, I feel like it’s Christmas … Happy 4/20 Colorado 🙂

I am also getting pretty excited for The Colorado Sound Presents Head for the Hills at the Mishawaka on May 17.   Tickets at www.themishawaka.com  Check out this performance from H4TH at the Mish in 2012 ….

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK  

Vince Herman (Leftover Salmon) is gone, and Taylor Sims (Bonnie & the Clydes, Spring Creek Bluegrass) is in – from our friends at the Daily Camera/SecondStoryGarage … the NEW Great American Taxi

PLAYLIST S8 EP15 APRIL 2014

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band “Mr. Bojangles” [single] (1970)
Poco “C’Mon (Live)” from The Essential Poco (2005)
Subdudes “Poor Man’s Paradise” from Street Symphony (2007)
(N) Crucifix “Heaven” from The Beginning (2014) 
The Fray “Love Don’t Die” from Helios (2014)
Dragondeer “Castaway” from Don’t That Feel Good (2014)
El Toro de la Muerte “Like A Ghost” from Dancer These Days (2011)
Megan Burtt “Got A Feeling (w/ Bop Skizzum)” from In Good Company (2013)
Selina Albright “Why Does Life” from Brighter (2013)
Rob Drabkin “Little Steps” from Little Steps EP (2013)
(D) Bonnie and The Clydes “Evening Turns To Ashes” from Music For People (2014)
Emmitt-Nershi Band “Road of Destruction” from New Country Blues (2009)
Janine Santana “Red Clay” from Soft As Granite (2008)
Flying Burrito Brothers “Colorado” from Hot Burritos! – The Flying Burrito Brothers Anthology 1969-1972 (2000)
Manassas “Colorado” from Manassas (1972)
(D) String Cheese Incident “Let’s Go Outside” from Song In My Head (2014)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Hey Delila” from Black Beehive (2014)
Dianne Reeves “32 Flavors” from Beautiful Life (2014)
Selasee Atiase “Pray for Me” from African Gate (2010)
Danielle Ate the Sandwich “Faith In A Man” from Like A King (2012)
Five Iron Frenzy “Into Your Veins” from Engine of a Million Plots (2013)
David Starr “Alive Again” from Alive Again (2013)
Railsplitters “Jackson Town” from The Railsplitters (2013)
The Holler! “Yellow Moon” from Gratitude (2011)
Manuel Lopez Trio “Samba Grubinho” from Searching Out (2013)

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