Monday, 30 July 2012

playlist for night of july 29:

garth hudson & neil young & the sadies - this wheel's on fire (a canadian celebration of the band)
chris spedding - the hill (backwood progression)
brinsley schwarz - surrender to the rhythm (nervous on the road)
gentle giant - alucard (gentle giant)
cosmos factory - an old castle of transylvania (an old castle of transylvania)
barry adamson - sounds from the big house (moss side story)
alberta hunter with fats waller - sugar (complete recorded works)
the lonesome organist - king of the rail model 1895 trainset (collector of cactus echo bags)
quintron - mysterious rangers (unmasked organ light-year of infinity man)
boz scaggs - loan me a dime (boz scaggs)
japan's incredibly un-ccr-like cosmos factory (they run a factory that manufactures the cosmos)

Monday, 23 July 2012

playlist for night of july 22 (rip jon lord and ossie hibbert):

strawbs - the flower and the young man (grave new world)
atomic rooster - vug (death walks behind you)
the artwoods - walk on the wild side (art gallery)
deep purple - speed king (in rock)
jon lord - organ (gemini suite)
michael murray - alle menschen müssen sterben bwv643 (the great organ at methuen)
the revolutionaries - collie in dub (earthquake dub)
jimmy smith - back in the chicken shack (back in the chicken shack)
medeski martin & wood - shackman (20)
money mark - pinto's new car (mark's keyboard repair)

here's a link to a great article about jon lord's work with malcolm arnold:

Sunday, 22 July 2012

organs have scared the devil out of me since i was a little guy hiding from the electric horror device i called the granola (for some reason: i guess all the letters of organ are in there somewhere, but seriously) at my sadly alzheimer's-afflicted grandmother's house. i suppose on some level i equated the unfamiliar screams from both sources. when i learned that there had been mice living in that infernal doomsday machine, it ignited a lifelong combination of fascination and terror that has never diminished.

hence, my new program the organ grinder on cjsr fm 88.5 every sunday at the witching hour, midnight till one (mountain time). i intend to explore all registers and moods of the organ, whether falling under the terrifying, fascinating or whatever umbrella it may be. the first show is tonight, and naturally there will be a great emphasis on the work of leicester's finest, the incomparable jon lord who has recently passed on to the great rig in the sky. listen live at or on the second spookiest machine ever created, the radio.