CP S14 EP40 2020

Monday OCT 26 2020 – If only this were really the end of 2020.  In roughly eight weeks I will post up “Some of the Best of 2020.”  The 2021 new release year begins mid-November, in order to allow time for end of year polls.

Next week I’ll be posting up the TOP 30 most played titles for October at over a dozen CO radio stations.  As way of review see what made the TOP 30 in September. 

This is also the season for fall membership drives at non-commercial public radio around the region.  Please contribute as you’re able.  Approximately 90% of the operating revenue at public radio comes from listener members.

TOP 10 SPINS – WK ENDING OCT 24 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.

195 titles  / 13 stations tracked

CARY MORINDockside Saints LP (Jul-20)
GHOST TAPESFIG EP (Sep-20)
THE MAZLOWSCommunity Locker LP (Aug-20)
JAMES LEE BAKER100 Summers LP (Aug-20)
NATHANIEL RATELIFFAnd It’s Still Alright LP (Feb-20)
PSYCHOLOGIC & KID ASTRONAUTKenopsia EP (Aug-20)
PARKER Care Not Carry EP (Sep-20)
GASOLINE LOLLIPOPSAll the Misery Money Can Buy LP (Sep-20)
BISON BONEFind Your Way Out LP (Jul-20)
MUSKETEER GRIPWEEDMore Than Ever LP (Oct-20)

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

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.

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

Cory Harris – Keep Your Lamp Trimmed and Burning – Between Midnight and Day (1995)
Cory Harris – Fish Ain’t Bitin’ – Fish Ain’t Bitin’ (1997)
(D) Jammy Man – Tumbly Tumbler – Tumbly Tumbler (2019)

FoxfeatherNot Coming Back (2019)
The Still Tide – High Wire – Run Out (2017)
(D) Musketeer Gripweed – Rich Man’s Child – More Than Ever (2021)

Cary Morin – Valley of the Chiefs – Dockside Saints (2020)
Freddi Henchi Band – Get Up Off the Funk – Freddi Henchi Band (1981)
Alpha Centauri – Love Only You – Alpha Centauri (1977)
(D) Tyler StanfieldWhiskey Heart (2020)

Jenny ShawhanTrouble Finds Me (2018)
The Yawpers – Dancing on My Knees – Human Question (2019)
Tia Fuller – Soul Eyes – Diamond Cut (2018)

HOUR 2

Laura Veirs – Bedroom Eyes – Troubled By Fire (2003)
Laura Veirs – Another Space and Time – My Echo (2020)
(D) Selina Albright – Holding On (2020)

DeVotchKa – Angels – This Night Falls Forever (2018)
(D) Barbershop Uncut – I Can’t Breathe (Again) (2020)

The Beeves – Playing Bingo (with people who are angry and somewhat dangerous) (2020)
The Rainy Daze – That Acapulco Gold (1967)
The Soul Survivors – Can’t Stand To Be In Love With You (1965)
The Livin’ Ends – I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know (1969)
(D) Brianna Straut – Steady As She Goes (2020)

Railbenders – Bourbon County – The Medicine Show (2018)
Kerry Pastine and the Crime Scene – Goin’ for Broke – City of Love (2019)
Steve Denny Trio – Wig’s Ears – Life in New York (2020)

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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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TOP 30 SEPTEMBER 2020

Hi gang. I just returned from vacation so this list is shorter as previous months. I’ll be in full power mode by the end of October. Enjoy. ALSO – WordPress changed how I do things so I need to relearn. UGH!

There are over 20 FM and LPFM (low power FM) non-commercial public/community and college stations in Colorado.  I’m able to track spins at 14 of those stations that have some kind of searchable online database or use Spinitron.

I tracked 175 releases (LP, EP or Single) for the month of September.  A few were advance singles that I got to share on CP network, or that stations got to share in advance of release dates in July.

Spinitron’s playlist generator was developed to benefit non-commercial public and educational terrestrial radio stations in the US. Record promoters, agents and artists are among those most likely to benefit from Spinitron’s advanced search function.

TOP 30 TITLES SEPTEMBER 2020

  • ALL TITLES LINKED TO RESPECTIVE YOUTUBE PAGE
  • DATE OF RELEASE = Sept 2019-2020
  • (xxx) = AUGUST 2020 position

(2) 1. GASOLINE LOLLIPOPSAll the Misery Money Can Buy LP (Sep-20)
(1) 2. CARY MORIN Dockside Saints LP (Jul-20)
(3) 3. NATHANIEL RATELIFF And It’s Still Alright LP (Feb-20)
(9) 4. THE LUMINEERS III LP (Sep-19)
(D) 5. ERIC & KAH LI Jelly SINGLE (Jun-20)
(7) 6. THE WOOD BROTHERSKingdom In My Mind LP (Jan-20)
(10) 7. DANIEL RODRIGUEZSojurn of the Burning Sun LP (Jun-20)
(23) 8. JON SNODGRASS Tace LP (Aug-20)
(9) 9. GABRIELLE LOUISE The Unending Alteration of the Human Heart LP (May-20)
(D) 9. JESSICA JIMENEZWho Am I SINGLE (Mar-20)
(6) 10. ESME PATTERSONThere Will Come Soft Rains LP (Mar-20)
(-) 11. LAST CALL ROMANCEDouble Funeral, Vol. 1 EP (Dec-19)
(D) 11. NINA & THE HOLD TIGHT Keeps Me Coming Back SINGLE (Dec-19)
(D) 12. DON CHICHARRON La Carcacha SINGLE (Apr-20)
(D) 13. BRENT COWLESIt’s Coals. LP (Sep-20)
(D) 13. RODNEY RICE Same Shirt, Different Day LP (Aug-20)
(D) 14. DON CHICHARRONEl Diablo SINGLE (Apr-20)
(D) 15. BLAKK MANTRAWelcome to El Rey Blvd EP (Sep-20)
(11) 15. JAYME STONE Awake EP (Jul-20)
(D) 15. VALDEZ Wishbones EP (Sep-20)
(15) 16. REVEREND FREAKCHILD The Bodhisattva Blues LP (Apr-20)
(19) 16. TENNIS Swimmer LP (Feb-20)
(D) 17. LOLITAToda Mi Gente [Ft. Big Samir of The Reminders] SINGLE (Jun-20)
(12) 18. TYLER T. Wildflower LP (Jan-20)
(D) 19. 2MX2 [FT AJA BLACK (Reminders)] Elevator SINGLE (Aug-20)
(24) 19. ALEXA WILDISHAlexa Wildish LP (Feb-20)
(D) 19. INAIAH LUJAN Do What You Want EP (Mar-20)
(D) 19. LOGAN FARMERStill No Mother LP (Aug-20)
(-) 20. DAVID STARRBeauty and Ruin LP (Feb-20)
(-) 20. LUNA SHADEBrotherhood SINGLE (May-20)

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TOP 30 COLORADO JULY 2020

There are over 20 FM and LPFM (low power FM) non-commercial public/community and college stations in Colorado.  I’m able to track spins at 14 of those stations that have some kind of searchable online database or use Spinitron.

I tracked 110 releases (LP, EP or Single) for the month of July.  A few were advance singles that I got to share on CP network, or that stations got to share in advance of release dates in July.

Spinitron’s playlist generator was developed to benefit non-commercial public and educational terrestrial radio stations in the US. Record promoters, agents and artists are among those most likely to benefit from Spinitron’s detailed and advanced search function.

TOP 30 TITLES JULY 2020

  • ALL TITLES LINKED TO RESPECTIVE YOUTUBE PAGE
  • DATE OF RELEASE = JULY 2019-2020
  • (xxx) = JUNE 2020 position

FELL OUT OF THE TOP 40 in JULY

(2) BOOT GUN That What You Got EP May-20
(6) DRAGONDEER Mirage a Trois SINGLE Jun-19
(8) GHOST GNOTES Ghost Gnotes LP May-20
(9) ADAM ANGLIN Am I Gonna Die Now? LP Jun-20
(11) ANDY FRASCO & THE U.NKeep On Keepin’ On LP Apr-20
(12) AUGUSTUS Color Tv and Tall Tales EP May-20
(13) DRAGONDEER Stay High SINGLE May-20
(14) TENNIS Swimmer LP Feb-20
(15) DRAGONDEER All Day SINGLE Mar-20
(16) TREVOR HALL My Own SINGLE Jun-20
(17) JEREMY FACKNITZ From Those Sweet Ashes LP May-20
(21) KYLE EMERSON Only Coming Down LP Nov-19
(21) KYLE HOLLINGSWORTH 2020 EP Mar-20
(21) LIPTRUCE Liptruce EP Nov-19
(21) SLOW CAVES Walk In The Park SINGLE Jul-20
(21) THE 14ers Mountaintop Folk-Pop LP Jul-19
(22) ANDY SYDOW Wicked Dreams EP May-20
(23) TREVOR HALL Put Down What You Are Carrying (f. Brett Dennen) SINGLE Apr-20
(24) TIERRO BAND TIERRO BAND W/BRIDGET LAW LP Oct-19
(25) THE CATCALLS The Catcalls EP Oct-19
(26) ALEXA WILDISH Alexa Wildish LP Feb-20
(27) DREAM FEED Touch the Flame SINGLE Apr-20
(29) CLAIRE HEYWOOD Python SINGLE Apr-20

 

CP S14 EP 23 2020

MONDAY JUNE 15 2020 – A friend asked “What do you consider “Colorado Music?”  That’s a great question. 

The Colorado Playlist is expressly and explicitly Colorado from the sixties to today: from the biggest hits by the biggest hit-makers and award winners to some of the freshest new music emerging from around the state.  

Colorado musicians can include those who were born here and moved away at some point, to those who moved here.  It may include those who play the smallest of venues around our state on a regular basis to those who rarely appear at all. Basically anything I can connect musically to our state.

And while there is no style of music that does not exist in Colorado, there are some styles of music you won’t hear on this program – but that I might include on my Spotify Playlist or my YouTube collection.

I hope you’ll explore all that is Colorado with me on the radio show, or on Spotify or Youtube.  

Please help Rocky Mountain Music Relief feed musicians.  Donations of $15 or more receive a #COmusic COVID mask as a thank you. Proceeds will benefit food needy musicians and their families. Please make sure to provide your address so we can mail your mask.  If you want more than one do a larger donation and mention how many you want in your PayPal donation slip. 

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

TOP 5 WK ENDING JUNE 13

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 tracked)

1. NATHANIEL RATELIFF – And It’s Still Alright LP (Feb-20)
2. GABRIELLE LOUISEThe Unending Alteration of the Human Heart LP (Apr-20)
3. BOOT GUN – That What You Got EP (May-20)
4. WHIPPOORWILLThe Nature of Storms LP (Dec-19)
5. GHOST GNOTES Ghost Gnotes LP (May-20)

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

Nothing changed among the TOP 8 spins at RMR this week.  Andy Sydow‘s new EP Wicked Dreams debuts on the charts at #20, while Audible‘s May 2019 release First Contact debuts at #13.

1. REVEREND FREAKCHILD– The Bodhisattva Blues LP (Mar-20)
2. NATHANIEL RATELIFF – And It’s Still Alright LP (Feb-20)
3. MOJOMAMA – Red White and Blues LP (May-18)
4. THE LUMINEERS – III (Spt-19)
5. LEE SIMS – A 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.

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

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

HOUR 1

Flash Cadillac & The Continental Kids – Did The Boogie (With Your Baby) – Best of Flash Cadillac & The Continental Kids (1975/2010)
The Moonrakers – I’m All Right – Anthology (1964/2006)
(D) Kyle Hollingsworth – We Were the Young – 2020 (2020)

Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Little Rig – Hard Core Broken Heart (2018)
Francis & the Wolf – Call of the Wild – Ladies & Gentlemen (2017)
Gabrielle Louise – Big Unbreakable Heart – The Unending Alteration Of The Human Heart (2020)
Andy Sydow – Wicked Dreams – Wicked Dreams EP (2020)
Otis Taylor – Working For The Pullman Company (f. Casey Taylor) – Below The Fold (2005)
Otis Taylor – Harry, Turn the Music Up – Clovis People, Vol. 3 (2010)
(D) MojomamaWe Are One (2020)
Grant Farm – Morning Train – Broke In Two (2019)
The Lonesome Days – Chasin Down The Whiskey – The Lonesome Days (2017)
Dana Landry Trio – To Wane – Memphis Skyline (2014)

HOUR 2

Liz Barnez – Laughin Yellow – Liz Barnez Band (1993)
(D) Trevor Hall – What You Are Carrying (feat. Brett Dennen) (2020)

Audible – Up, Up and Away – First Contact (2019)
The Hunger Artist – Gotta Live a Life – Uh . . . EP (2018)
Whippoorwill – Eventide – The Nature of Storms (2020)
Augustus – Kick Your Doors Down – Color TV and Tall Tales (2020)
Danny Shafer – Barbeque – The Good, The Bad & The Red Glory Ramblers (2005)
Mollie O’Brien – In My Girlish Days – Big Red Sun Blues (1998)
The Informants – Salvation – Crime Scene Queen (2009)
(P) Slow CavesWalk in the Park (2020)
Liptruce – You Think You’re Hollywood – Liptruce (2019)
Boss Eagle – The Vine – The Firebird Album (2018)
Scott Martin – Love Like This – Alone at Sunset (2018)

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