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ok, our crack team of crackpots got crackin’, and finished the insta-trib to the redonkulous Robert Hunter, deluxe lyricist for The Grateful Dead. This 80-minute marvel of maniacal mirth and merry music just got the ok from the Ice Cream Kid, which is good enough for us.
so the schedule…….Tuesday (10-1) at 7 pm. Thursday (10-3) at 3pm. Sunday (10-6) at noon. maybe once or twice the next week. Soon, we’ll get it in the Tributes section here on our home page, and you’ll be able to listen at your leisure.
We hope you enjoy the music and memories. And sorry for all the songs that didn’t get used. There were a lot of good ones to choose from! (the ones that got in work pretty well…..)
one of the prime time big daddy cool cats of ’em all just slipped on out the do’……..Dr. John recently expired, as of June 6th, when his big ole heart just sorta conked out. he was 77. a real rascal of New Orleans, Mac Rebennack was pretty well known to the NOLA PD, and did some time in the early 60s in some Looziana hellhole. when he got out, he took himself and his musical talents (a guitar player first, who then got damn good on piano) to L.A., where he became a part of the mighty Wrecking Crew of ace studio musicians. it was while in L.A. that he cooked up the persona of Dr. John the Night Tripper, and in ’68, his first album Gris Gris came out, and it was some psycho delic zombie woof woof that one would still to this day call A Piece Of Work. for real.
over the years, came more great albums, like Gumbo, In The Right Place, Television, Anutha Zone, and In A Sentimental Mood, among others. in fact, if you feel like having a little Dr. John party of your own, any of those albums will get you goin, for sure.
we’ll get a tribute show going here in a few days…..research has already commenced! stay tuned for air times, which we’ll post soon.
we want to note the passing of one of the great psychedelic madmen of the 60’s, roky erickson, lead singer and songwriter for the incredible 13th Floor Elevators. the Elevators were one of the first, if not THE first, bands to describe their music as PSYCHEDELIC. and roky and the boys took this whole Brave New Acid World seriously. very seriously. check out this snippet from the liner notes on their first album. “Recently, it has become possible for man to chemically alter his mental state and thus alter his point of view. He then can restructure his thinking and change his language so that this thoughts bear more relation to his life and his problems, therefore approaching them more sanely. It is this quest for pure sanity that forms the basis of songs on this album.” like i said, these lads weren’t effing around. (and the one song that was an almost hit for the Elevators was on that first album, the song called You’re Gonna Miss Me.)
for those inclined to look back and look deeper…..the first two Elevator albums are the biggies. The Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators, followed by Easter Everywhere. and there’s also quite the bio of their outrageous story. Eye Mind–The Saga of Roky Erickson and the 13th Floor Elevators, written by Paul Drummond.
Roky is now often remembered as one of the 4 all-time acid casualties of 60s rock n roll, along with syd barrett of pink floyd, arthur lee of love, and skip spence of moby grape. will there be a tribute show to Roky and the Elevators on Jiveradio soon? don’t be surprised!
UPDATE May 19:
A horrible run of failing hardware and software, coinciding with the replacement of our THIRD main antenna (for 96.5 Madras) conspired this week to mess up many aspects of our operations for over 3 days. Things are back on track…so far…and we’re hoping for smooth sailing ahead, with some more debugging to be sure.
Madras remains at very low power while the tower crew troubleshoots installation issues.
The stream should be good.
So, thanks for checking in and stay tuned (up)! ~laz
A major equipment failure at our Madras, Oregon transmitter site knocked out not only KJIV 96.5 for Central Oregon, it killed our stream. Our crack technical crew is working on it and hopes to have it all back by the end of today (17may).
Thanks for caring—-stay tuned (up)! ~laz
some halfway decent songs showed up may day in the Morning Bucket of BVD……
edie brickell & the new bohemians–she
the allman brothers–in memory of elizabeth reed
bob dylan with johnny cash–girl from the north country
hank william senior–i’ll be a bachelor till i die
lots of other stuff, too! sounded ok……