Radio Show #4: Mean Town Blues

Four weeks in and still going strong! In our fourth edition we added some spectacular names to our rotation; while remaining true to our goal of airing ten consecutive episodes without playing the same band twice! To be honest, when I started putting this together I wasn’t sure where to go. The flow was slow…

Radio Show #3: The Devil is Singing Our Song

We are now officially three shows in on our mission to ten shows in a row of not playing a single artist twice! We have featured some fantastic, classic, and bombastic music thus far; we have no intention of slowing down! Our third episode featured some great pockets of songs that just made sense. On…

Radio Show #2: Dreamer

Last Thursday was the second installment of the Cassette Tape Exchange Program on WVEW-LP Brattleboro! The set was full of long songs, most of which were about five minutes. The Soft Parade by The Doors was the longest clocking in at nine minutes! (ever thought you could hear that on the radio?) The next show…

Radio Show #1: Spirit Slips Away

The CTEP has officially gone live! Last week was the inaugural edition of our on air program! The town of Brattleboro and countless other dwellings across the globe were bumpin’ beyond belief! For the record, the CTEP airs live every Thursday night from 10p to Midnight on 107.7fm WVEW-LP Brattleboro and is available for streaming…

We Want the Airwaves: CTEP goes ON AIR!

Hello everyone out there! The CTEP is branching out to another medium! Yes, now you will be able to hear the mixes I have been compiling and tracking. The idea behind the CTEP was to make mixtapes and then to share them with people. This proved to be a bigger challenge than I had anticipated. There…

half a boy Half a Man

Growing up, I learned a lot about music from my dad. He started me off very early on a path of rock, metal, and blues. I can’t say he was always right but there were many areas where he was dead on. I remember hearing George Thorogood as a kid and loving the energy and…

The Electric Hour: Time Well Spent

First impressions aren’t everything. I know, that may not seem quite right, but I can promise you it’s true. When I first saw this tape I had no idea what it was. Jeffertitti’s Nile? What the hell is that? Based on the album art I expected to hear something far out, similar to Funkadelic. I could at…

Magical Mystery Tour

The Beatles are the most prolific and inescapable band of the 20th century. Their influence is unsurpassed by nearly anyone in the music world. (I’ll maybe give you The Stones) The Beatles’ catalog has been heard, analyzed, interpreted, and meditated upon for over fifty years. Many of my peers would consider The Beatles to be…

The Glove: Doesn’t fit in

This tape is quite possibly the most ’80s thing I have ever heard. Before I get into the sonic qualities at play here, that must be made clear. The Glove takes every cheesy element of ’80s pop/anti-pop and milks it for all it’s worth. There is a healthy dose of synths and echo filled instrumentation…

Songs by Woody: Cisco Houston Sings the Songs of Woody Guthrie

Woody Guthrie. The man’s name is a statement in itself. Woody was able to create a legacy that is as seemingly endless as the highway. His guitar strumming accompanied his vocals delivered in a plain and simple fashion. Woody was able to speak the truth in broad strokes while painting mental pictures with precision. His…