Monday, September 26, 2011

September 26, 2011

"Midnight of quietness, recovery of life" - Jen Shyu + Mark Dresser (Synastry)
"Dance of the bees" - David French (Dance of the bees)
"A rain of grace" - Random Touch (Tributary)
"Skirmish" - Gypsophilia (Constellation)
"Tiny arrows" - The Jayhawks (Mockingbird time)
"Old blue" - Mike Cottone (Just remember)
"Moments like last night make me wanna believe in ghosts" - Electric Bird Noise (The Silber sessions)
"The discofication of the mongols" - MC Maguire (Nothing left to destroy)
"Fall off skateboard" - Michael Farsky (Hair alive)
"Solaria" - Jerry Granelli Trio (Let go)
"Weedwolf" - Elks (Destined for the sun)
"The viking" - Ikebe (Shakedown)
"A silver chord" - The Livings Kills (Faceless angels)
"Dawn" - Stephan Matthieu (A static place)
"Breezin' the keys" - Heavy Tin (Space cats)
"Adam, Eve, and the jellyfish" - Guitar (It's sweet to do nothing)
"The sunsets golden" - Locomotive Ghost (Close your eyes and listen)
"Gold rush" - Hunger Hush (Hunger Hush)
"In the meantime" - Kris Ellestad (No man is land)
"Underdog" - Brad Turner Quartet (It's that time)
"Evil in the pines" - The British Columbians (Made for darker things)
"Self checkout" - Hella (Tripper)
"Pleiades" - Julia Kent (Green and grey)
"Ecstatic crystallization 1" - Majutsu No Niwa (Ecstatic crystallization)

Long story but this was supposed to be a show that leaned (heavily) to jazz and featured all newly-released (or re-released) material. Well, the "new" bit happened but not the "jazz" bit (mostly). No worries. I think it worked out well and the new jazz CDs that I hoped to play this week will almost certainly make it to air next week.

As mentioned, CJSW Funding Drive is coming up in about a month; it will run from Oct. 21-28. There's now info on the CJSW website about the FD at Please check it out. More on the fudning drive in the weeks to come.


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

September 19, 2011

"Morris call" - John Kirkpatrick/Richard Thompson/Barry Dransfield/Ashley Hutchings/Dave Mattacks (Morris on)
"Track 5" -Marion Brown (Koeln, Germany, March 13, 1977)
"Marked" -EMA (Past life martyred saints)
"… to the ocean" - The Franco-Proietti Morph-Tet (Like the shore is to the ocean)*
"Bats in my pants" - Nekromantix (What happens in hell, stays in hell)
"Promises kept" - Sonny Sharrock (Ask the ages)
"Minds under construction" - Bootsy Collins (The funk capital of the world)
"Friend of mine (2)" - Bill Frisell (Sign of life: music for the 858 Quartet)
"Prophet's motifs" - The Bennie Maupin Quartet (Early reflections)
"Only a friend" - Dengue Fever (Cannibal courtship)
"Get to France" - Mogwai (Earth division EP)
"Fantasma" - Monstro (Fantasma)
"Bare necessities" - Bare Necessities (English country dances)
"Del ray" - Sola Rosa (Putumayo presents latin beat)
"'Them' shape shifting reptilians" - Rh Positive: Jim Heineman's Dream Band (Live @ Lorraine's)*
"Silverise" - Equilibrium (Walking voices)
"Bunny boy" - Joel Forrester/Phillip Johnston (Live at the Hillside Club)
"Morris off" - John Kirkpatrick/Richard Thompson/Barry Dransfield/Ashley Hutchings/Dave Mattacks (Morris on)
"N02" - Phish (Live bait, vol. 4)
"Damn!?!! (I don't know if I …)" - Laneous & The Family Yah (Scissors)
"Champe-de-mars" - Reine de France (Maxi 2: un ete a l'ere de la revolte)
"Bad houseguest" - Danny Fox Trio (The one constant)
"Smart matter" - Turtleboy (Smart matter)
"Witch's hand" - Age of the Glaive (New horizons)*
"You and me, ghost" - Sleeping In The Aviary (You and me, ghost)
"Tomorrow never knows" - Amen Dunes (Through donkey jaw)
"Revolution blues" - Keep Away The Dead (Siskiyou)*


The big item this week was that the 6000th track was played on Breaking The Tethers. Unlike most earlier benchmarks, I actually managed to remember that the 6000th level was coming up and plan accordingly. I selected one of my fave tunes, "Promises kept" by the late Sonny Sharrock, to occupy spot #6000. I've played it once before, on the very first edition of BTT, on July 4, 2006, so I thought it fitting to feature it as the 6000th track this week.

Next week, I'll post more about the annual upcoming CJSW funding drive!


Monday, September 12, 2011

September 12, 2011

"Ruby" - Eric St. Laurent Trio (Ruby)*
"The peacocks" - Brad Turner Quartet (It's that time)*
"Gimme gimme shock treatment" - Ramones (Loco live)
"Paddle like hell" - Tanglefoot (Dance like flames)*
"Garbage truck" - Galactic (The other side of midnight: live in New Orleans)
"Bri's dance" - Branford Marsalis/Joey Calderazzo (Songs of mirth and melancholy)
"Renegade" - Jake Hertzog (Evolution)
"The big h" - Cory Weeds and the Tilden Webb Trio (Just like that)*
"Rosewood" - Linley Hamilton (Taylor made)
"Blue chips" - Herbie Mann (New york jazz quartet)
"Exit music (for a film)" - Brad Mehldau (Live in Marciac)
"Brown sugar" - Bob Dylan (University of Dayton Arena, Dayton, OH, November 2, 2002)
"I might be wrong" - Amnesiac Quartet (Tribute to Radiohead)
"How blessed we are" - Random Touch (Tributary)
"Bowling green" - Devon Sproule (Don't hurry for heaven)*
"Reading party" - John Stetch Trio (Fabled states)*
"Flair" - The Julius Hemphill Sextet (At Dr. King's table)
"Vino griego" - Gypsophilia (Constellation)*
"Alter ego" - David French (Dance of the bees)*
"Mattress on a stick" - Jen Shyu + Mark Dresser (Synastry)
"Big time" - Kevin Dean Quartet (A message from the dean)*
"No sugar tonight" - The Barrymores (Guess who's home)*
"Sarder" - Francois Couturier (Takovsky Quartet)
"Chapter 3" - Robert Kusiolek/Anton Sjarvo/Ksawery Wojcinski (Nuntium)
"The magus" - Third Ear Band (The magus)
"Learn how to love" - Tedeschi Trucks Band (Revelator)
"Gyroscope" - Mike Cottone (Just remember)
"Turntable history" - Arnold Dreyblatt (Turntable history)


There was a pretty big jazz bent to the program today. This was expected; for a couple of reasons, I had a stash of jazz CDs on hand, particularly new ones from Canadian artists. Breaking The Tethers started as a jazz-only program back in 2006 so it was kind of nice to return, in part, to that format. Something different next week!

Speaking of next week, the 6000th track to be played on BTT will happen on that show (Sept. 19). There was a chance this would happen this week (Sept. 12) but it didn't quite pan out. #6000 will be the 6th track featured on the program. This should occur somewhere in the second half of the first hour (7-8 AM MST).

And, yes, that was Bob Dylan singing the Rolling Stones' "Brown sugar".


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

September 5, 2011

"'74" - Danger Floyd (Danger Floyd)**
"I mean you" - Ken Aldcroft and Dave Clark (Hat & beard: the music of Thelonius Monk)*
"The pits" - Battlefield Band (Line up)
"June hymn" - The Decemberists (An itunes session)
"Home" - Wooden Shjips (West)
"Movement IV: late at night/the astronomer" - Graham Reynolds (The difference engine)
"Lines" - Elliot Brood (Days into years)*
"Heroin train" - A Pale Horse Named Death (And hell will follow me)
"Sounds alien" - Brian Eno and the words of Rick Holland (Drums between the bells)
"Coplas" - Trio Bembe (Oh my soul)*
"When will you die" - They Might Be Giants (Join us)
"KRMN MB" - Maurizio Bianchi & Francisco Lopez (KRMN)
"Dust" - L/O/N/G (American primative)
"Djeredere" - Tinariwen (Tassili + 10:1)
"Golden years (Eric J. Lawrence KCRW remix)" - David Bowie vs. KCRW (Golden years)
"Mary's gone" - The Deep Dark Woods (The place I left behind)*
"Intro" - Blasted Canyons (Blasted Canyons)
"When the time passes slowly" - 400 Blows (Sickness & health)
"N6" - The Psychic Paramount (11)
"Fifteen saxophones" - Dickie Landry (Fifteen saxophones)
"Against the wall" - The Shillelaghs (Wastedly)**
"Canard poems" - Nate Wooley/Scott R. Looney/Damon Smith/Weasel Walter (Scowl)
"Optimus crime" - Caught Off Guard (Let's play)**
"Call it crowd control" - Shotgun Dolls (When the wind blows)**
"Burro" - Eternal Monolith (Unit Structure Sound Recording compilation 2)**


This was kind of an odd show. In addition to some material from the CJSW playlist, I had about a dozen CDs at home that I wanted to feature on the program. Unfortunately, I left all of these at home. So, I largely ended up putting the show together on the fly, pulling almost all of the tracks from the playlist. In the end, I think it worked well.

One of the casualties of my error was that, contrary to what I said last week, this edition of Breaking The Tethers was not as jazz-focused as I thought it was going to be. Almost all of the CDs I left at home were new jazz CDs. I'll play catch-up and feature these next week.

Here's something else to listen for next week: It is very possible that the Sept. 12 program will be the show in which the 6000th Breaking The Tethers track will be played. If this doesn't occur next week, it will definitely happen the following week (Sept. 19). I'm not sure what the 6000th track will be at this point. If I remember, I will try to make mention of it on air though I may just forgot and note it later (as has happened with earlier benchmarks).

One last thing to mention is CJSW Funding Drive (FD) 2011. This is coming up at the end of October, with the Breaking The Tethers FD show scheduled for Monday, October 24, 7-10 am. I'll post more details about this year's Funding Drive in the weeks to come but I should state my goal (or one of them!): This year, I would very much like to hit the $1000 mark in pledges during the program. This has never quite happened; the four-digit mark has been reached just after the show but it would be great to reach the $1000 point while BTT is still on air.