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The Colorado Sound S9|EP9 FEB 2015

I don’t know how it is that my weekly playlist blog post and the 1st of the month coincide.  Grrrr.  LOL.  Okay .. so there was no new Offstage …Beyond the Music this week because the interview with John Macy did not happen until today.  We’ll start that one next weekend.  In the meantime – I extended the Wendy Woo segment due to the opportunistic publication of “The Making of Tipping Point,” the new Wendy Woo record coming out in April.  At the end of this week’s Video Pick of the Week, you get to hear the first new single from that upcoming album.  Enjoy.

PLAYLIST S9 | EP 9 FEB 2015

HOUR 1

The Samples “Did You Ever Look So Nice” from No Room (1992)
Martha’s Wake “Razor Blade Girl” from Time & Elements (1998)
(N) Drew Schofield “Open Season” from 150 Million (-1) (2014)
Longest Day Of The Year “Ride on the Carapace” from Carapace (2015)
Fierce Bad Rabbit “Time Machine” from Maestro & the Elephant (2013)
(N) Rose Quartz “Leaving Now” from Axis of Love (2015) Safe Boating is No Accident “Dye My Love” from Bonus Features (2014)
Dressy Bessy “New Song (From Me to You)” from Dressy Bessy (2003)
Catch Bees “Atlanta (feat Denison Witmer)” from Newman’s Open Choir (2012)
David Starr “Change Your Mind” from Alive Again (2013)
Todd Adelman “The Devil is for Drinking” from Highways & Lowways (2015)
Brad Goode “All Fall Down” from Chicago Red (2013)

HOUR 2

(D) The Moonrakers “I Don’t Believe” from Anthology (2007)
60,000,000 Buffalo “Callin’ You Down” from Nevada Jukebox (1972)
(D) The River Arkansas “A Place to Rest” from The River Arkansas (2015)
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club “Children of the Lord” from Cipher (2008)
Devotchka “Along the Way” from Live With the Colorado Symphony Orchestra (2012)
(N) Chris Daniels & the Kings “What A Day” from Funky To the Bone (2015)
Wendy Woo “Wide Awake and Dreaming” from Wide Awake and Dreaming (1999)
Harry Tuft & Friends “If I Didn’t Care” from Across The Blue Mountains (1976)
Cary Morin “When the Levee Breaks” from Tiny Town (2015)
Halden Wofford & the Hi Beams “Betty Boop” from Midnight Rodeo (2006)
Gerald Albright “Slam Dunk” from Slam Dunk (2014)

Please visit my friends’ sites.  They keep this thing going.  

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SpokesBuzz Fort Collins logoSpokesBUZZ, a Colorado non-profit with a mission to develop the professionalism of artists, promote and connect progressive cultural destinations, amplify music scenes, and grow local economies.  See event calendar for Spokesbuzz band shows.

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The Colorado Sound S9|EP8 FEB 2015

Freezing-Cold-Man-Shiver-on-Winter-Season-Coloring-PageThe cold and snow have jarred my brain somehow.  Normally I spend my Sundays working on this blogpost.  Yeah – no.  Not this week.  Somehow I got stuck.

The music and radio news seems flooded this past couple of months with articles and opinions about streaming vs downloading vs cd vs vinyl sales.  It is a very dense and complicated story, but basically it goes like this:  at a high level, cd sales and album sales are still declining globally, and in the US.  Vinyl sales continue to increase, although it is still a niche market.  Download sales are also decreasing in the face of accelerating use of streaming, as smartphones become more fully integrated into everyday activities.

According to a Monday morning post at Digital Music News entitled The End Of An Era: Starbucks Will Soon Stop Selling CDs, “Last year, Americans bought 257 million albums – an 11% drop from 2013. Of those, 140.8 million were CDs (a 15% drop from 2013)… However, 9.2 million vinyl records were sold – a 51.8% increase from 2013. And now vinyl accounts for 6% of ALL album sales.” The author goes on to say that, “In 2014 there were 476 million “albums sold” – according to Billboard’s new system of 1,500 streams = one album sale.”

Here’s the real takeaway.  Local bands still sell cds.  Local bands still sell downloads.  Local bands, promoters, and venues still charge an entrance fee.  Music is not free.  It is not free to make, it is not free to produce, it is not free to present.  It is not someone else’s responsibility to pay for it.

For all the years I’ve done radio we’ve always gotten the music for free – because advertisers were willing to pay for us to broadcast it.  But only the publishers/songwriters have ever gotten paid in this deal.

Musicians per se do not and have not ever made a dime from radio.  Nor do local bands earn income level revenue from streaming; certainly not enough to afford a cheap dinner at a local diner.  Locals make money off of door charges, tickets, and HARD merchandise and PAID downloads – particularly from sites such as BandCamp (the reason I utilize that service for new music shares).

BOTTOM LINE:  If WE don’t support it, who will?  Some who make music do it as a hobby.  Most do if you study the numbers.  But even hobbies cost money, and being a hobbyist doesn’t mean doing it for free or that you’re not any good at what you’re doing.  Making a full time living at music has NEVER been easy, in fact it’s always been damned near impossible.  That’s been true for all time.  It doesn’t mean we should ever take it for granted, or expect to receive it for free.

BUY LOCAL. BUY DIRECT.  BUY LIVE.  Most local shows charge $5-$10 to get in.  Figure 100 people = $500-$1000 at the door.  It’s been my experience that MOST local bands don’t get 100 paid through the door.  But, for the sake of argument let’s take a band that can earn $1000 per appearance (there are a few).  The band would have to play 200 shows to gross $200,000.00 (two hundred thousand).  Divide that by however many people there are to pay in that “small business.”

For the record, MOST local bands don’t get close to smelling $200,000 a year.

Now add the cost of producing a recording.

It’s pretty common to see $800-$1200 cost per song finished and packaged… but not effectively promoted.  15 songs = $12,000 – $18,000.  Average price sold per song = <$1.00.  Average price earned per unit of listen via streaming = <$.01 USD.

BUY DIRECT when you’re able.  BUY LIVE – see a show.  BUY LOCAL always.

A friend, Trinity Demask, sent out a reminder about her new upcoming album and attached was a link to the “Standing O Project.”  From the website:

standing o project logoThe Standing “O” Project is a network of music and delight that generates financial support for musicians.

In return for a small monthly contribution, fans get a ton of exclusive music, rare interviews, unusual content, and the opportunity to get to know artists on a personal level.

Every month, 50% of the membership revenue goes directly back to the musicians. The rest supports this site and the public radio program that spawned it.

This project was built by touring musicians who understand the challenges of living from gig to gig.

The site is populated by several BIG names among the 300+ singer songwriters, including from Colorado, Lisa Bell, Philip Bailey, Megan Burtt, and Katey Laurel to name a few.

VIDEO PICK of the WEEK 

Keep your eyes open to local media for shows from rising blues/rhythm & blues/rock guitarist/vocalist Taylor Scott – who is touring with Otis Taylor, as well as his own band that at least according to this video includes Jon Wirtz on keyboards and Chris Harris on bass (I don’t know the drummer).  RIYL Derek Trucks etc … Can’t wait to see Taylor at a festival event this summer.

 PLAYLIST S9|EP8 FEB 2015

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

HOUR 1

The Apples in Stereo  “Signal In the Sky (Let’s Go)” from Let’s Go (2001)
Sherri Jackson “Liberation” from Moments in Denial (1996)
(D) Dearling “Do You Love Me” from Do You Love Me (2015)
Arthur Lee Land “Cracked Open” from Cracked Open (2013)
(D) AMZY5 To Midnight” from  We Don’t Walk We Dance (2015) Jeff Austin “Fiddling Around” from The Simple Truth (2015)
Mosey West “Gone” from Merica (2012)
Equally Challenged “Like It Was” from EQC2 (2015)
Esme Patterson “Valentine” from Woman To Woman (2014)
(N) Land Lines “Help” from Natural World (2015)Eldren “We Just Want the World” from SpokesBUZZ Vol V: Band Together (2015)
Claymore Disco “Light Ahead of Me” from Light Ahead of Me (2014)
Tia Fuller “Descend to Barbados” from Angelic Warrior (2012)

 HOUR 2

The Moonrakers “Love Train” from Together With Him (1968)
The Astronauts “Crawfish Song” from Rockin With The Astronauts (1964)
Reed Foehl “Rodeo Clown” from Lost in the West (2014)
Brothers Keeper “Why Do You Fall” from Todd Meadows (2014)
Alan & Martin “Missin’ Kissin’ You” from Only Boys Back Then (2012)
(N) Selasee and the Fafa Family “Yes I Know” from Time for Peace (2015)
Wendy Woo “Hold On” from Live (2013)
(D) Michal Menert “Your Ghost” from Elements (2013)(D) Pan Astral “You Need” from Color Field (2015)Ben Markley ~ Clint Ashlock Quintet “The Return” from The Return (2014)

Please visit my friends’ sites.  They keep this thing going.  

Much appreciated.

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SpokesBuzz Fort Collins logoSpokesBUZZ, a Colorado non-profit with a mission to develop the professionalism of artists, promote and connect progressive cultural destinations, amplify music scenes, and grow local economies.  See event calendar for Spokesbuzz band shows.

mishawakaThe historic Mishawaka Amphitheatre, Northern Colorado’s Musical Playground, and seriously one of the most badass music venues in the state.

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The Colorado Sound S9|EP7 FEB 2015

valentine dayI am unabashedly in love.  Happy Valentine’s Day (after).  Today (Sunday) is a video day.  There’s no football, and I need to find something non-sports to fill the void.  I picked The Colorado Sound TV.  A nice 60″ tv through a Technics receiver w/ KLH speakers (yeah, old school shit for sure) and a wifi hookup from my laptop … and as I hit the new Medic video “If I Could Stay,” and reminisce on last night’s show at Herman’s Hideaway (Chris Daniels & the Kings cd release show, and a date night with Mrs Goat), I feel an intense rush of what I can only describe as love for the brilliance I see and hear around me every single day.

Crime Scene albumCongrats to Lance Bakemeyer (bass) for getting back up on stage last night with Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene at Herman’s after sustaining serious back and wrist damage from a fall this past November.  Mrs Goat and I bumped into Kerry and Paul from the Crime Scene at a late night breakfast joint…both very excited about the energy that the revamped rhythm section brought to the show.  Could be a new record on the way.  The band straddles a real fine line on “the Other Side” of rockabilly and blues, and during the course of their opening set also featured a driving calypso infused arrangement of the Informants hit, “Salvation.”  This is a hot rod car show band that doesn’t pander to our sanitized perceptions of the past.  In a different era these guys would have been thought of as criminals, hence the perfect application of the name.

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

Happy Valentine’s Day release from Medic.  Sometimes a hit is just what it is to begin with, a hit.  Added immediately to video rotation, and as soon as I get the song file from the band it will immediately be added to both the radio show rotation and The Colorado Sound Live365.

PLAYLIST S9|EP7 2015

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

HOUR 1

Beast “Communication” from Higher…&…Higher! (1970)
Sugarloaf “Tongue in Cheek” from Spaceship Earth (1971)
(D) Chemistry Club “Like Lions” from Copia 1 – The Electric Hush (2015)Magician In the Machine “Resurrection” from Resurrection (2014)
Calder’s Revolvers “See To Believe” from Sunday Morning (2014)
H*Wood “One Love” from One Love (2013)
OneRepublic “Love Runs Out” from Native (2013)
(N) Land Lines “Limb from Limb” from Natural World (2015)
Tennis “High Road” from Young and Old (2012)
Drag the River “Wichita Skyline” from Drag The River (2013)
Todd Adelman “Right Before You Said Hello” from Highways & Lowways (2015)
Ben Markley~Clint Ashlock Quintet “For What It’s Worth” from The Return (2014)

HOUR 2

(N) Dianne Reeves “I Want You (feat. Sean Jones)” from Beautiful Life (2014)
(D) Gerald Albright “Slam Dunk” from Slam Dunk (2014)
Chris Daniels & the Kings “Cool Breeze” from Funky To the Bone (2015)
Cassie Taylor “New Orleans” from Out Of My Mind (2013)
The Samples “Boulder” from America (2014)
Wendy Woo “Sundrops” from Wide Awake and Dreaming (1999)
(D) Gipsy Moon “Surrender” from Autumn’s Retreat (2015)Leftover Salmon “Kentucky Skies” from Aquatic Hitchhiker (2012)
Yonder Mountain String Band “Complicated” from The Show (2009)
Jim Stranahan Little BIG BAND “Straight from the Source” from MIGRATION TO HIGHER GROUND (2014)

Please visit my friends’ sites.  They keep this thing going.  

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SpokesBuzz Fort Collins logoSpokesBUZZ, a Colorado non-profit with a mission to develop the professionalism of artists, promote and connect progressive cultural destinations, amplify music scenes, and grow local economies.  See event calendar for Spokesbuzz band shows.

mishawakaThe historic Mishawaka Amphitheatre, Northern Colorado’s Musical Playground, and seriously one of the most badass music venues in the state.

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The Colorado Sound S9|EP6 FEB 2015

goat on boardIn Offstage …Beyond the Music EP7 | PT1 Wendy and Charles and I spent a fair amount of time discussing the “industry” of music; that is to say, how does how often a band or artist perform affect their career standing?  Does a band that plays every week, often two or more times a week, suffer from overexposure and how does it affect popularity and earnings?

This issue of earnings is prevalent among musicians today, all the more so now that the U.S. Copyright Office has released a 245 proposal, Copyright & the Music Marketplace, transforming the fundamentals of music copyright concerning both recorded works and the underlying composition/publishing rights.

“The Copyright Office’s recommendations address almost every aspect of the music landscape, including the existing statutory licenses, the role of performing rights organizations, terrestrial performance rights for sound recordings, federal protection for pre-1972 sound recordings, access to music ownership data, and the concerns of songwriters and recording artists. These recommendations present a series of balanced trade offs designed to create a more rational music licensing system for all.” http://copyright.gov/docs/musiclicensingstudy/

Equally, a story in Westword this past week, that also appeared in other “Westword” publications around the country, raised the ire of many in the local scene when the author lists six reasons Why Musicians Don’t Deserve to Get Paid …including:

6. Most Music Sucks
5. Art Has Never Made Money
4. You Are Already Rich
3. Feeling Pain Makes You Better
2. No One Deserves Anything
1. You Care Too Much (about financial compensation)

Nobody practices law, medicine, or plumbing as a hobby.  Perhaps ironically, most who pick up an instrument do just that – take up music as a hobby.  So to use the example comparing plumbers to musicians appears to be a non-sequitur to my mind.

Far less than 1% of all the musicians I’ve ever known in my life have taken up music as a lifelong professional career – and there are as many examples of how they earn their living as there are examples of those who have tried.  The freeway to profitability in music, dance, acting, art is littered with the forgotten names of tens upon tens of thousands of those who have stepped onto a stage, or drawn or sculpted an image.  And that’s just in my lifetime.

I can’t say with any degree of confidence that I know what’s fair when it comes to how much to pay someone for a performance, or for the right to access their music via publicly available means such as the internet or broadcast radio or television.  My hope is that those who wish to establish a full time sustainable career in music (art) are able to navigate what is simply a chaotic and overly confusing and sometimes frightening life as an independent businessperson selling something that too many take for granted as available for free.

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

PLAYLIST S9|EP6

HOUR 1

Dan Fogelberg “Stars” from Live From Ebbet’s Field Vol. 4 (2010)
Townes Van Zandt “Snowin’ On Raton” from E-Town Live Two (1999)
(D) All Chiefs, No Indians “Union (Zack Dare Remix)” from The Danger Mission (2015)Fierce Bad Rabbit “Do You Want Me Now?” from Do You Want Me Now? (2014)
The Sound and Color “Tug of War” from The Sound and Color (2015)
(D) Selasee and the Fafa Family “Mama Africa” from Time for Peace (2015)
Drew Emmitt “Take the Long Way Home” from Long Road (2008)
Whiskey Blanket “Dinner with Ghouls” from From the Dead of Dark (2014)
(N) Bill Frisell “Surfer Girl” from Guitar In the Space Age (2014)
(N) Gasoline Lollipops “Homesick Remedy” from Spokes Buzz Band Together Vol.5 (2014) (N) Chris Daniels & the Kings “Joy” from Funky To the Bone (2015)
Ben Haugland “Point of No Return” from The Point Of No Return (2012)

HOUR 2

Super Band “Acid Indigestion” from Psychedelic States: Colorado in the Sixties (2007)
Sugarloaf “Rusty Cloud” from Spaceship Earth (1971)
(N) Blake Brown & American Dust Choir “White Rose” from 3 (2014) (N) Brother’s Keeper “Chamberlain” from Todd Meadows (2014)
Strange Americans “The Scene” from That Kind of Luster (2014)
Jeff Austin “The Simple Truth” from The Simple Truth (2015)
Churchill “Change” from Change EP (2012)
Wendy Woo “Drunk In Love” from Austerity (2011)
(D) Land Lines “Plans” from The Natural World (2015) Bad Weather California “I’ll Reach Out My Hand” from Sunkissed (2012)
(D) Paul Mullikin Quintet “Just A Tuesday” from Time Is Now (2014)

Please visit my friends’ sites.  They keep this thing going.  Much appreciated.

colorado case logoColorado Case Company a Fort Collins based, Colorado family owned business specializing in insulated soft cases, gig bags, case covers and rigid cases for most instruments, including hard to fit instruments.

SpokesBuzz Fort Collins logoSpokesBUZZ, a Colorado non-profit with a mission to develop the professionalism of artists, promote and connect progressive cultural destinations, amplify music scenes, and grow local economies.  See event calendar for Spokesbuzz band shows.

mishawakaThe historic Mishawaka Amphitheatre, Northern Colorado’s Musical Playground, and seriously one of the most badass music venues in the state.

 

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The Colorado Sound S9 | EP5 Jan 2015

I’m working on NEWS NOTES & SPINS FEB 1.  I worked a couple of really excellent shows this weekend.  Friday night I worked with the Lionel Young Band featuring Arthur Lee Land… who is now the lead singer / guitarist in Great American Taxi.  Saturday night it was Ethyl & the Regulars, a band I’ve worked with a number of times going back ten years or so.  The newest permutation features Heidi Hamill on lead vocals …

PLAYLIST S9 | EP5

HOUR 1

Flash Cadillac & the Continental Kids “Brown Water (Apocalypse Blues)” from Best of Flash Cadillac and The Continental Kids (2010)
Zephyr “High Flying Bird” from Sunset Ride (2000)
(D) Wasteland Hop “Only Us” from Symbiotic Clock (2015)
You Me and Apollo “Don’t Sleep for Free” from You Me and Apollo (2012)
The Seers “Deaf In June” from Cellophane Eyes (2014)
(N) Grant Farm “Engineer” from SpokesBUZZ Vol V: Band Together (2015) Rob Drabkin “Hope In A Hopeless World” from Little Steps EP (2013)
3 Twins “Little Bird” from De Nada (2013)
Soul School “I Would Do Anything” from Chapter One (2014)
Richie Furay “We Were the Dreamers” from Hand In Hand (2014)
Paul Mullikin “Cole’s Blues” from Time Is Now (2014)

HOUR 2

Rick Derringer “Rock and Roll, Hootchie Koo” from All American Boy (1973)
Elton John “Caribou” from Caribou (1974)
Brothers Keeper “Nothing To Do” from Todd Meadows (2014)
Johnny Hickman “The Great Decline” from Palmehenge (2005)
Yawpers “Faith and Good Judgement” from Spokesbuzz Volume 5 (2014)
(D) Nathaniel Rateliff “Something Beautiful” from Closer (2015)
Wendy Woo “Surprise Me” from Gonna Wear Red (2002)
(D) Rose Quartz “Medicine” from Axis of Love (2015)  Churchill “The War Within” from War Within EP (2013)
Aakash Mittal Quartet “Jeeju’s Jeeju” from Ocean (featuring Ron Miles) (2013)

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The Colorado Sound S9 | EP4 Jan 2015

There are days when I WISH for something insightful to write.  I usually write this post on Sunday, but Sunday got jacked. Maybe it’s just the week after birthday let down.  Hmmmm.

One item of interest, for those inclined … “Oskar Blues is stoked to be partnering withBolderBOULDER  for our first ever “Battle of the Bands” competition. If you know a band that would be an ideal fit for this type of event please read the specifications below and send an email to race@bolderboulder.com by 5:00pm on Monday.” That doesn’t leave you much time, sorry to say. (disclaimer  I will likely be doing sound for these events).

  • Preliminaries take place on either Feb. 18th or 25th. Two finalists will be selected to play in the finals on Saturday, Feb. 28th at Oskar Blues Grill & Brew in Lyons, CO.
  • The winning band gets $2,000, a paid gig at HMLS patio on Friday, May 22nd and will also be featured on the OB main stage at the BolderBOULDER on Monday, May 25th(band must have availability on both dates.)
  • Second place winners will receive $500 in cash.
  • A track from the winning band will also be featured the KBCO BolderBOULDER Bootleg CD vol. 11 and included in the downloadable tracks available on KBCO.com

VIDEO OF THE WEEK

PLAYLIST S9 | EP4 2015

HOUR1

(D) = debut new lp/ep or single
(N) = new single from previously debuted ep/lp

Acoustic Junction “Oh Me Oh My” from Strange Days (2000)
Sherri Jackson “Don’t Forget Me” from Catalyst (2000)
(D) Equally Challenged “Like It Was” from EQC2 (2015)
(D) Eef & the Blues Express “I Need You To Leave Me Alone” from All Rivers Run to the Sea (2015)
Euforquestra “Solutions” from Fire (2014)
Philip Bailey “Love Is Real” from Love Is Real (2010)
OneRepublic “I Lived” from Native (2013)
Fierce Bad Rabbit “Time Machine” from Maestro & the Elephant (2013)
Eldren “We Just Want the World” from SpokesBUZZ Vol V: Band Together (2015)
Petals of Spain “Love (Really Breaks)” from Petals of Spain (2013)
Great American Taxi “AM Radio” from Paradise Lost (2011)
Railbenders “Sweet Caroline” from Segundo (2003)
Megan Burtt “Send Me Down the River (w/the Congress)” from In Good Company (2013)
Bill Frisell “Baja” from Guitar In the Space Age (2014)

HOUR 2

Manassas “It Doesn’t Matter” from Manassas (1972)
Firefall “You Are the Woman” from Firefall (1976)
(N) Chris Daniels & the Kings with Freddi Gowdy “Cool Breeze” from Funky To the Bone (2015)
(N) Richard Dean “Radium Dial” from Accidental Human (2015)
The Samples “Warm & Sunny” from Black & White (2004)
Sofie Reed “When the Saints Go Marching In” from Red Hen (2014)
Todd Adelman “The Devil is for Drinking” from Highways & Lowways (2015)
Jeff Finlin “East by West” from The Tao of Motor Oil (2010)
Born to Wander “I Can’t Help It” from Born to Wander (2014)
Head for The Hills “Dependency Co.” from Blue Ruin (2013)
Dana Landry Trio “To Wane” from Memphis Skyline (2014)

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The Colorado Sound S9 EP3 2015

Goat_Logo_color_on_whiteBirthdays are funny – aren’t they?  Happy birthday to me.  There’s a line I crossed – that line that says, “dude you’re old now.”  They’re right you know — I don’t feel “old.”  I know old people — like over 80 old.  I’m not that.   Long way to 80.  Lots of music to do until then.  Will I feel “old” when I turn 80?  I’ll let you know when I get there.  Until then, this is what I got … music … Colorado music.

I did sound for Lionel Young this weekend.  He told me there’s a new album coming out late Feb/early March.  There’s also a new Wendy Woo Band album due out about the same time, if memory serves.  Also coming in two weeks, a conversation with Wendy and her husband Charles in their home on Offstage Beyond the Music.

Word on the street this weekend is that Eck’s Saloon in Denver (Lakewood) has shut down.  Unconfirmed reports suggest they “couldn’t pay the bills.” There is speculation among some that the previous owners will take it over and reopen.  Will see what I can find out Monday.

So, Open Air 1340 AM is set to move to 102.3 FM on Monday Jan 26 — this should be fun.  Look out DENVER!

(EDIT) This move is not unprecedented. In 2005, KCUV / 1510 AM, Denver’s first and only attempt at an Americana format, moved onto 102.3 FM.  The experiment lasted three years.  Better luck to Open Air, a Colorado Public Radio (CPR) station.  Also, Paris on the Platte closed.

I also spoke with John Magnie this weekend (Young Ancients/the Subdudes).  He let me know the new Y/A album will be out late Feb/early March … to tease it here’s a new video.

PLAYLIST S9 EP3

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

Dusty Drapes & the Dusters “Talkin’ Boogie” from The Red Album (1981)
C.W. McCall “Wolf Creek Pass” from Best Of C W Mccall (1997)
(D) Ben Gallagher “Hungry Ghost” from Heart Shaped Rocks (2015) Zephyr “Don’t Come Back” from Heartbeat (1982)
(N) Strange Americans “The Scene” from That Kind of Luster (2014) Such (Su Charles) “Open Book” from Trial and Error (2014)
The Motet “Like We Own It” from The Motet (2014)
(N) Maxwell Hughes “Pulled One Over” from SpokesBUZZ Vol V: Band Together (2015)
(D) Danielle Ate the Sandwich “The Drawing Back of Curtains” from The Drawing Back of Curtains (2015)
Whiskey Blanket “Pound Boom” from No Object (2010)
Matt Skellenger “Momentum” from New Radio (2014)

Bob Lind “Colorado Line” from Colorado Line (1971)
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band “Some of Shelly’s Blues” from Uncle Charlie (1970)
(D) Todd Adelman “Right Before You Said Hello” from Highways & Lowways (2015)
The Samples “Wild River” from Return to Earth (2001)
(D) Chris Daniels & the Kings with Freddi Gowdy “Funky to the Bone” from Funky To the Bone (2015)
OneRepublic “Love Runs Out” from Native (2013)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Resignation Superman” from Beautiful World (1997)
Jennifer Lane “I’m So Ready” from In A Magazine (2008)
Kate LeRoux “It Doesn’t Matter At All” from Phoenix (2014)
Dana Landry Trio “Frank’s Tune” from Memphis Skyline (2014)

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