Monday, January 30, 2017

January 30, 2017

 Another show following the recent, usual pattern, part new stuff, part old stuff.  This program definitely had a 70s jazz-rock feel to parts of it; ELP and Jeff Beck would do that. No physical butterfingers during this episode, unlike last week, but I did trip over my tongue a fair amount, especially as the show went on (I thought I started rather smooth and went downhill from there).

Next show is Monday, February 6, 10-11 am MT.  I might do an "all-new" program; we'll see...


January 23, 2017

Managed to play a whopping 12 tracks this week.  This may not seem like much but it's a bundle, considering I normally max out at 8 or 9.  Comes with hosting a jazz(ish) show; the tracks can be long...

I was also a bit of a butterfingers on this program.  Not so much with my mouth but actually with my fingers!  Hopefully, it didn't show through much :-)


Monday, January 16, 2017

January 16, 2016

Show #3 of 2017, mostly featuring older material, largely from the early 2010s (geez, we're in the later half of that decade already... time passes, time passes...), with a couple of brand new tracks.  I playedtwo Nostalgia 77 pieces, as kind of bookends to a set; I like doing this and will be doing more of it in the future. Best track title this week: "Teenage breakup song" by Peripheral Vision, which I thought was appropriate for the music.


Thursday, January 12, 2017

November 7, 2016

Alright, last catch-up posting here.  I got off the rails late last year and have finally made things better.  The next posting will be for the upcoming show on Monday, January 16, with weekly reports after each program following that.

As with other shows recently, this was what has become the regular kind of BTT program i.e. a jumble of old and new material, about 1/3 of it Canadian content.  However, it also featured a "bookending", involving two Ahmad Jamal tunes (each with a weather/seasonal theme); one started the program and the other ended it.  For some reason, I find myself doing this a fair amount (and planning to do it in the future), both across the show and within sets.  Let's see what comes of this...


November 14, 2016

Two to go and then all caught up.  Presenting the Nov. 14, 2016 program.  Again, it was the usual kinda thing for BTT, half old, half new, about 1/3 Canadian.  All good stuff, I say.


November 28, 2016

Working backwards, I'm now into November 2016, with three programs left to post.  This show was the usual sort of mix of music, with a lean to new releases.


December 5, 2016

This finishes up December in terms of catching up.

Another nice show with a good mix, not too much more to say.  I like the fact that I began things with a track entitled "Fin" :-)


December 12, 2016

And still more catching up on posts here.  This is the second last one for December 2016 still to do.

Basically, just a good show, some new stuff, some old(er) stuff. "I say old(er)"because I've noticed that almost all of the "not new" songs I've been playing on the show are just a few years old. Haven't planned it that way but that's what's happened.  Not a big deal, of course; what gets played is what gets played.  There was a fairly old piece on the Dec. 12 program, the Chico Hamilton/Paul Horn piece, which was released in 1963.


Monday, January 9, 2017

January 9, 2017

Second show of the year, this one featuring only "old" material; that is, only songs that were released before the last year, give or take a bit (though the track by the Oberon Guitar Trio might violate this by a little bit).  Every now and again, I present "all new" programs so I thought it would be interesting to do the reverse.  Most of the tracks this week ended up being pretty recent anyway, with 2011 being the most common year.  Next week, the show should be the usual mix of old and new.


Thursday, January 5, 2017

December 19, 2016

Second last show of 2016, featuring lots of Canadian content and some nifty tunes (as always!)
This program also marks the first appearance of a seasonal song this Christmas season, "Dad threw up on Christmas Day" by the Arrogant Worms, the first of two A. Worms' songs dealing with vomit played on BTT.


December 26, 2016

I am now officially catching up on late posts, starting with the December 26, 2016 program.  This was a solid, fun show, with plenty of variety in content, ranging from some Christmas-themed items to Emerson, Lake, & Palmer (Greg Lake died a few days before).  I also played 12 tracks, which is about as much as one can squeeze into a one-hour jazz(ish) program (without loads of planning).


January 2, 2017

First post in 2017, about the first Breaking The Tethers (BTT) show in 2017.  Nothing too special about the program, just a mix of old and new and various styles.  I did include a Christmas leftover, "Christmas on acid" by Radio Free Vestibule (now The Vestibules); not necessarily jazz but always a fun one to play.

I realized that I haven't posted about any BTT programs since late Nov. 2016.  Bad, bad, bad.  Shame overcomes me (well, maybe not but I do feel a tad guilty :-).  I will remedy this situation over the next few days, beginning with this post.