Marsbar Playlist ~ 2-25-2018

February 25, 2018

bigmars1David Marsden streaming live via the Internet. Join the fun and get some interesting (and always entertaining) information at the forum on Marsden Global.

Be sure to catch David and an eclectic collection of guest DJs streaming 24/7 on NYTheSpirit.com. Experience music unique to David Marsden and his tenure at CFNY-FM–music that defines not only an era, but a lifetime.

Typically, David presents a live show from 8PM until midnight on Saturday and Sunday nights; but, you just never know when he’ll pop in during the week.

Here is the complete list, thanks to post-10PM assistance from JerusalemSlim:

??? – Comfortably Numb
A Foot In Coldwater – Anything You Want (Make Me Do)
After The Fire – Der Kommissar
Al Stewart – Broadway Hotel
Argent – Hold Your Head Up
Barclay James Harvest – Child Of The Universe
B.B. Gabor – Laser Love
Beatles – While My Guitar Gently Weeps x2
Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa – Addicted
Bloomfield/Kooper – Really
Blue Peter – All Your Time
Blues Image – Ride Captain Ride
Boys Brigade – Passion Of Love
Bruce Cockburn – The Coldest Night Of The Year
Bruce Springsteen – 4th Of July Asbury Park (Sandy)
Cowboy Junkies feat. Ryan Adams – Sweet Jane (Trinity Revisited version)
David Bowie – Changes
Dee Long – Good Night Universe
Dr. John & Odetta – Please Send Me Someone To Love
Godley & Creme – Sandwiches Of You
Grace Jones – Slave To The Rhythm
Jake Bugg – Bigger Lover
Jimmy Rushing – My Melancholy Baby
John Foxx – Stars On Fire
Kinks – Catch Me Now I’m Falling
Kygo feat. John Legend – Happy Birthday
Leonard Cohen – Alexandra Leaving
Luciano Pavarotti/U2/Passengers – Miss Sarajevo (live)
Magazine – The Light Pours Out Of Me
Manfred Mann’s Earth Band – Blinded By The Light
Mark Knopfler – What It Is
Mavis Staples – Eyes On The Prize
Melody Gardot – Preacherman
Members – Radio (Dub version)
Midge Ure – If I Was
Moms Mabley – Abraham, Martin, And John
Peter Green – Slabo Day
Rob Stuart – A Beautiful Thing
Robbie Robertson – Shine Your Light
Roderick Falconer – Play It Again
Scissor Sisters – Mary
Sheepdogs – The Big Nowhere
Sheepdogs – I Ain’t Cool
Shuggie Otis – Purple
SLAVE to the SQUAREwave – The Coldest Night Of The Year
Snow Patrol – The Lightning Strike (What If This Storm Ends?)

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Marsbar Playlist ~ 2-24-2018

February 24, 2018

bigmars1David Marsden streaming live via the Internet. Join the fun and get some interesting (and always entertaining) information at the forum on Marsden Global.

Be sure to catch David and an eclectic collection of guest DJs streaming 24/7 on NYTheSpirit.com. Experience music unique to David Marsden and his tenure at CFNY-FM–music that defines not only an era, but a lifetime.

Typically, David presents a live show from 8PM until midnight on Saturday and Sunday nights; but, you just never know when he’ll pop in during the week.

Here is a complete list thanks to post-10PM entries/comments nicked from LCBO Dan’s FB page and cheerful assistance from TheBarron:

69 Eyes – Betty Blue
Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa – Give It Everything You Got
Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa – Lullaby Of The Leaves
Blackmore’s Night – Diamonds And Rust
Colourfield – Castles In The Air (extended)
Crack In The Sky – Safety In Numbers
Cut Copy – Memories We Share
Dandy Warhols – Wonderful You
David Bowie – Blue Jean (Extended Dance Mix)
Dear Rouge – Black To Gold
Dee Long – Good Night Universe
Deep Purple – Help
Earons – Land Of Hunger
Elliot Murphy – Anastasia
Elliott Murphy Feat. Bruce Springsteen – Everything I Do (Leads Me Back To You)
Flash & The Pan – California
Frank Zappa – Valley Girl
Freddie Mercury – Time
Front 242 – Headhunter
Genesis – Watcher Of The Skies
Glamatron – Porcelain Doll
Jam – The Butterfly Collector
Kinks – Come Dancing
Moev – Open Mind
New Order – True Faith
Peter Murphy – A Strange Kind Of Love (Version One)
Peter Murphy – Strange Kind Of Love
Powder Blues Band – Sweet Little Girl
Public Service Broadcasting – Gagarin
Rammstein – Balleluja
Redbone – Witch Queen Of New Orleans
Rob Stuart – A Beautiful Thing
Robert Hazard – Escalator Of Life
Roger Waters – Sunset Strip
Sham 69 – Poor CowBeat – Twist & Crawl
Shirley Bassey & The Propellerheads – Goldfinger (Propellerheads Mix)
Shriekback – Nemesis
Simply Red – Money’s Too Tight (To Mention)
SLAVE to the SQUAREwave – Casino
SLAVE to the SQUAREwave – Your Love Keeps Me Dancing
Spacehog – In The Meantime
Spoons – Nova Heart (Dark Before Dawn mix)
Strange Advance – Worlds Away
Stranglers – Nice ‘N’ Sleazy
Stranglers – You’ll Always Reap What You Sow
Temptations – Papa Was A Rolling Stone
Tom Robinson – Atmospherics: Listen To The Radio
Tubes – Tubes World Tour
Wolf Parade – Lazarus Online

 

80s Music Rules ~ Criminally Underrated Artists/Bands ~ Timothy P. Green

The Interwebs is a wonderful place—well, most of the time. What makes it wonderful is the world that opens up so easily that includes new knowledge, new music, new friendships, and so on.

I stumbled upon Timothy P. Green on Twitter. Through his daily tweets, he comes across as a likeable, funny, upbeat man, who also happens to be a passionate musician. You can’t help but follow his urging to sample his work, if only to see what makes this interesting guy tick.

Rather than take his music in little bits and pieces, I decided to look him up on YouTube where I found a comprehensive playlist. It’s a delightful package of tracks that seem to sum up Green’s array of music-making talent, complete with engaging lyrics that weave short stories the listener can relate to.

The joy that Timothy has for his craft is so evident in his music. It’s infectious and draws the listener in, even though it may not be of a preferred genre. If you feel you’re stuck in a comfortable groove and are looking to expand your musical horizons, Timothy P. Green’s creative streak is a great place to start.

Timothy P. Green

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Missparker: On your website, it says that you have been writing most of your life. What finally prompted you to put your music all together, record it, and market it?

Timothy: Time is movin’, keeps us groovin’ (laughs)!   I wasn’t getting any younger and Bradford Rogers my friend, producer, arranger, believes in me, so when I said I wanted to do an EP, he said “Let’s do a whole CD, and market it.” The rest, as they say is, Birds in your Belfry.

Missparker: You’re primarily a drummer, right? What got you started with drums?

Timothy: That is correct. I really can’t say why, though? My mother did tell me that I was always tapping on things as a baby and I assembled kitchen pots and pans into small kits, using wooden spoons as drumsticks. Somehow a drumset landed in my hands on my fifth birthday and I have played ever since. No one in my immediate family is musical. I just fell in love with drums and asked for new sets until I received my first professional drumset around 12 years old. That’s when I started playing in bands at parties, get-togethers, teen halls, etc.

Missparker: Have you supported other bands, or have you always been a “lone wolf?”

Timothy: Yes, and I still do. I started performing on drums as my livelihood around 18 yrs. I started out in traveling lounge/dance bands, then moved on to larger show bands, some with top names. This whole time while I was playing in clubs across the nation, I was writing my own songs on cassette tapes and then just tossing them in a shoebox and forgetting about them! I had no intention of being a singer/songwriter; it was just something I did for fun. I was content making my money just playing drums.

Missparker: Your current music is published as an album Birds Had Flown under your name, but you have other musicians who work with you. Who are they and what are their roles?

Timothy: Well, basically, the band is comprised of some of the best studio and live players based here in Atlanta. Several I have done performances with, others not. They are all awesome musicians and are all usually available for live gigs, when needed. The biggest credit goes to my longtime friend, producer, arranger, musician—Mr. Bradford Rogers. He and I work intrinsically well together. He has never offered up a bad idea, as we think musically alike for the most part. It was Bradford’s job as producer to get the best possible performances out of the various members that still conveyed the mood, feel, and intention of my songs. He also mixed much of the album in conjunction with Mr. Thom Kidd of Silent Sound Studio here in Atlanta. Thom is a gold and platinum engineer and a kind, talented soul. Between these two gentlemen and the smoking players, I couldn’t have asked for a better team and I am very well pleased with the results. 

Missparker: I hear so many different inflections in your music, from funk, to rap, to rock, to jazz…for me, it’s like trying to determine where a person comes from by their accent. Who are some of the major artists that have influenced your music?

Timothy: I grew up on classic 70s rock and pop music. Later I delved into jazz, funk and Indian Classical music. My first major influence was The Doobie Brother’s music. As I grew as a drummer, I started listening to Genesis, Rush, Supertramp, Bowie, more prog rock stuff. Then as prog rock started to fade out, I went to jazz music for my inspiration. I love Thelonious Monk, Sun-Ra—all of the old masters and inventors. I should also mention that I grew up half an hour from Montreal, Canada in New York State, so I always heard the best from the Canadian air waves, too, which included groups from Canada, France, Germany, Britain—the world basically. It’s funny, but many of the artists only sang in French or French Canadian, but it was killer music.

Other major inspirations come from my readings, and Eastern religious teachings. I had a long hiatus in which I studied the differences between soul, mind, and body. In some of my lyrics you will hear those concepts—OSHO, Gita, Joseph Cambell, Ayn Rand, Aristotle, to name a few. I’m surprised how many musicians fail to mention literature, poetry, and art as part of their influences when asked.

Missparker: Some of the tracks I listened to have female back-up singers, which adds another dimension to your already multi-dimensional music. Who are they and how did your musical paths cross?

Timothy: To be honest, they were recommended by Mr. Thom Kidd and Bradford. Those songs just screamed for background vocals, so we did it; same with the horn sections. Bradford would say to me, “I think you were hearing horns there?” Having similar musical minds, it was just, “So it is written, so it shall be done (laughs).”  All of the musicians are listed in the credits on the CD.

Missparker: I think you can tell that as a non-musician, I am fascinated with the nuts-and-bolts of music creation. When I think of a drummer, I think of the rhythm of a song (obviously), but I’m curious how you create a melody. Do you play other instruments, use a digital application, or do you hum a few bars and have someone else translate it?

Timothy: All of the above! I play very basic keyboard.  Melodies come out of the ether to me, usually as background music in dreams while I’m asleep, or in quiet states. I record those melodies singing the melody, then later make adjustments and form them into structured songs with either a real drum or drum machine. Lyrical ideas come last, in most cases, and are based upon my own life experiences, concepts, or sometimes they are just total fabrications, like you have seen in my Tweets (laughs).

Missparker:  You mentioned that you’re based in Georgia. I lived outside of Atlanta for about 6 years spanning the turn of the century (ouch, that sounds so old), and I remember the city as a hotbed of creative talent. Do you play live?

Timothy: Yes, I do both as TPG (Timothy P. Green) and as a drummer with different bands. I also record with different artists—anything that pays the bills and makes the muffins.

Missparker:  Something I don’t hear very often in contemporary music is flute. You use it very well in “Dreaming, #1.” In fact, it reminds me of a long-lost favorite, Jethro Tull. It’s such a great fit, I wonder if you wrote that particular song with that instrumentation in mind?

Timothy: I was up for anything, really. Bradford is the flautist on that and the song had a slight eastern flavor to it so…? If I recall, that was probably Bradford’s idea and yes, I like Jethro Tull—so why not?

Missparker: “Mommy’s Little Darlings” has a rap riff that’s so reminiscent of Beastie Boys in a light-hearted, hilarious way. Where did that come from?

Timothy: “Mommy’s Little Darlings” is a true story! You know—single musician, divorced girl, and several rather lively little children!  The rap-type riff was an attempt to make the song sound a bit more recent, as that was written around 1990! 

Missparker: I really had a blast listening to the tracks from your album Birds Had Flown. There is so much variety in styles, lyrics, melodies, instruments, that I think it’s a fair statement to say that the collection has something for every taste. What can we expect from you in the future?

Timothy: It’s hard to say—more of the same variety, or perhaps a concept album on one particular style and go with that? I have entertained the idea of a world beat album and an instrumental jazzy pop album, but probably will go with “Monkey Brain Stew” world beat, jazzy, punk, pop with a twist of lime (laughs)!

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Much appreciation to Timothy for his time and participation in this interview. Here are some links to sample his music, and support an artist that has a lot of talent to share with the world. Don’t just give this music a cursory listen; I have found that the more I listen, the more I hear, making it a really enjoyable journey of discovery.

The Official Timothy P. Green Website
https://www.timothypgreen.com/

Contact Bradford Rogers
https://www.themultimedianinja.com/

Cross That Bridge (Video)

Top Tracks – Timothy P. Green Playlist (YouTube)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlmbwnKillg&list=PLwz2a2nBdPG3ntdXbCTt47VvOtVTGy5yw

 

 

 

Marsbar Playlist ~ 2-18-2018

February 18, 2018

bigmars1David Marsden streaming live via the Internet. Join the fun and get some interesting (and always entertaining) information at the forum on Marsden Global.

Be sure to catch David and an eclectic collection of guest DJs streaming 24/7 on NYTheSpirit.com. Experience music unique to David Marsden and his tenure at CFNY-FM–music that defines not only an era, but a lifetime.

Typically, David presents a live show from 8PM until midnight on Saturday and Sunday nights; but, you just never know when he’ll pop in during the week.

Here is the list until 10 PM. Unfortunately, due to “technical difficulties,” I’m unable to post the remainder of the list. My apologies!

??? – Walking In Memphis
54-40 – Keep On Walking
Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa – Lullaby Of The Leaves
Blancmange – Game Above My Head (long version)
Bryan Ferry – Is Your Love Strong Enough?
Cure – A Forest
Dandy Warhols – We Used To Be Friends
Grace Jones – Walking In The Rain
Holly Johnson – Ascension
Iggy Pop – Real Wild Child (Wild One extended)
Pansy Division – Cowboys Are Frequently Secretly Fond Of Each Other
Peter Frampton – Lines On My Face
Peter Murphy – Secret Garden
Queen – Killer Queen
Rob Stuart – A Beautiful Thing
Savoy Brown – Casting My Spell
Smiths – How Soon Is Now?
Tears For Fears – I Love You But I’m Lost
The The – Uncertain Smile (12″ remix)
Tom Robinson Band – 2-4-6-8 Motorway
Wall Of Voodoo – Far Side Of Crazy
War On Drugs – Under The Pressure
Waterboys – Song Of Wandering Aengus
Wolf Parade – Lazarus Online

 

 

Marsbar Playlist ~ 2-17-2018

February 17, 2018

bigmars1David Marsden streaming live via the Internet. Join the fun and get some interesting (and always entertaining) information at the forum on Marsden Global.

Be sure to catch David and an eclectic collection of guest DJs streaming 24/7 on NYTheSpirit.com. Experience music unique to David Marsden and his tenure at CFNY-FM–music that defines not only an era, but a lifetime.

Typically, David presents a live show from 8PM until midnight on Saturday and Sunday nights; but, you just never know when he’ll pop in during the week.

I missed one entry that fell between Feargal Sharkey and Concrete Blonde….if anyone has an idea, please let me know. Meanwhile, here is the almost-complete list thanks to post-10PM help from TheBarron:

??? – ???
54-40 – Keep On Walking
Animotion – Obsession (12″ Dub Version)
Arcade Fire – Everything Now
Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa – Give It Everything You Got
Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa – Joy
Beth Hart/Joe Bonamassa – Damn Your Eyes
Blood Sweat & Tears – And When I Die
Blood Sweat & Tears – Variations On A Theme By Eric Satie
Brian Eno – Here He Comes
Classical Gas – Mason Williams
Concrete Blonde – Joey
Cure – The Caterpillar
Curtis Mayfield – Move On Up
Dee Long – Good Night Universe
Disturbed – The Sound Of Silence
Feargal Sharkey – A Good Heart
Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Welcome To The Pleasuredome (Escape Act Video mix)
Gary Numan – Are ‘Friends’ Electric?
Gene Loves Jezebel – Desire
Glamatron – Art Of Seduction
Goldfrapp – Paper Bag
Icehouse – No Promises
Interview – St, Jean Wires
Japan – Transmission
Jon & Vangelis – I Hear You Now
Killing Joke – Love Like Blood
Klaatu – Dear Christine
Lyric Dubee – Bridge To Nowhere
Mike Oldfield – Moonlight Shadow
My Morning Jacket – Touch Me I’m Going To Scream Pt. 1
New Order – Plastic
Project Pitchfork – Timekiller (And One remix)
Queen – Radio Ga Ga (Extended Remix)
Rob Stuart – A Beautiful Thing
Rupert Hine – I Hang On To My Vertigo
Sisters Of Mercy – Gimme Shelter
SLAVE to the SQUAREwave – Sacrifice
Soft Cell – Say Hello, Wave Goodbye
Spoons – Old Emotions
Supreme Beings Of Leisure – Last Girl On Earth
T. Rex – Slider
Tim Curry – Birds Of A Feather
Timmy Jay – Dread Not
Tubes – Don’t Touch Me There
Ultravox – Brilliant
Yello – The Race

Marsbar Playlist ~ 2-11-2018

February 11, 2018

bigmars1David Marsden streaming live via the Internet. Join the fun and get some interesting (and always entertaining) information at the forum on Marsden Global.

Be sure to catch David and an eclectic collection of guest DJs streaming 24/7 on NYTheSpirit.com. Experience music unique to David Marsden and his tenure at CFNY-FM–music that defines not only an era, but a lifetime.

Typically, David presents a live show from 8PM until midnight on Saturday and Sunday nights; but, you just never know when he’ll pop in during the week.

Here is the complete list, thanks to always appreciated late night assistance from JerusalemSlim:

54-40 – Keep On Walking
Arcade Fire – Everything Now
Beautiful South – Dream A Little Dream Of Me
Bebop Deluxe – Modern Music
Bebop Deluxe – Dancing in the Moonlight (All Alone)
Bebop Deluxe – Honeymoon on Mars
Bebop Deluxe – Lost in the Neon World
Bebop Deluxe – Dance of the Uncle Sam Humanoids
Bebop Deluxe – Modern Music (reprise)
Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa – I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know
Blackmore’s Night – Fires At Midnight
Blue Peter – Radio Silence
Chris Spedding – Guitar Jamboree
Clash – Magnificent Seven
David Johansen and the Harry Smiths – James Alley Blues
Dee Long – Dog Star
Dee Long – Good Night Universe
Delerium – Consensual Words
Dr. John & Mavis Staples – When The Saints Go Marching In
Dr. John, The Night Tripper – I Walk On Guilded Splinters
Eric Clapton – Same Old Blues (live)
Frank Zappa & The Mothers – Montana
Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes – If You Don’t Know Me By Now
Hudson-Ford – I Don’t Understand
Iggy Pop – Pumpin’ For Jill
It’s Immaterial – Driving Away From Home (Jim’s Tune)
Jason Collett – Vanderpool Vanderpool
John Foxx & Louis Gordon – Drive
John Martyn – Stormbringer
Kirsty MacColl – Walking Down Madison (6 A.M. Ambient Mix)
Lighthouse – 1849
Little River Band – It’s A Long Way There
Matthews Southern Comfort – Woodstock
Neil – Hole In My Shoe
Nick Lowe – I Love The Sound Of Breaking Glass
Nina Simone – I Put A Spell On You
Phil Manzanera/Sonia Bernardo – 1960 Caracas
Pink Floyd – Waiting For The Worms
Powder Blues Band – What’ve I Been Drinkin’
Prince – Rocknroll Loveaffair
Prodigy feat. Pop Will Eat Itself – Their Law
Rob Stuart – A Beautiful Thing
Roderick Taylor Falconer – Play It Again
Roy Buchanan – When A Guitar Plays The Blues
Spirit Of The West – Be A Guy
Tears For Fears – I Love You But I’m Lost
Timmy Jay – Dread Not
Wall Of Voodoo – Mexican Radio
Wilco – Any Major Dude Will Tell You
Willie Nelson – It Gets Easier

Marsbar Playlist ~ 2-10-2018

February 10, 2018

bigmars1David Marsden streaming live via the Internet. Join the fun and get some interesting (and always entertaining) information at the forum on Marsden Global.

Be sure to catch David and an eclectic collection of guest DJs streaming 24/7 on NYTheSpirit.com. Experience music unique to David Marsden and his tenure at CFNY-FM–music that defines not only an era, but a lifetime.

Typically, David presents a live show from 8PM until midnight on Saturday and Sunday nights; but, you just never know when he’ll pop in during the week.

Here is the complete list, thanks to after-10PM coverage from TheBarron:

AC/DC – Big Balls
A-Ha – The Sun Always Shines on TV
Aztec Camera – Walk Out To Winter
Billy Idol – Mony Mony (Hung Like A Pony mix)
Brian Eno – Baby’s On Fire
Brian Eno & David Byrne – The Jezebel Spirit
Coldplay – Midnight
Colin James – Freedom
Cult – She Sells Sanctuary (long version)
David Bowie – Blue Jean (Extended Dance Mix)
Dee Long – Good Night Universe
Elliott Murphy/Oliver Durand – 40 Days And 40 Nights
Genesis – Watcher Of The Skies
Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five – The Message
Jerry Lee Lewis – Honky Tonk Rock ‘N’ Roll Piano Man
Jimi Hendrix Experience – Have You Ever Been (To Electric Ladyland)
Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers – Swing The Mood
John Fred & His Playboy Band – Judy In Disguise
Jools Holland – When Did You Leave Heaven
Jordan John – George & Sylvester(The Funky Nation)
Kate Bush – The Dreaming
Leon Russell – A Song For You
Lou Reed – Sweet Jane
Malcolm McLaren – Madam Butterfly (Un Bel Di Vedremo)
Moody Blues – Isn’t Life Strange
Nick Cave/Kylie Minogue – Where The Wild Roses Grow
Oingo Boingo – Dead Man’s Party
Peter Gabriel & The Soweto Gospel Choir – Down To Earth
Peter Murphy – I’ll Fall With Your Knife
Phil Lynott – Solo In Soho
Phil Manzanera – City Of Light
Queen – Radio Ga Ga
Rammstein – Sehnsucht
Rod Stewart – The Killing Of Georgie (Parts l & ll)
Roger Waters/Sinead O’Connor – Mother
Sisters Of Mercy – Temple Of Love
SLAVE To The SQUAREwave – Debauchery
SLAVE To The SQUAREwave – Get Out Of My House
SLAVE to the SQUAREwave – Starrs
Spoons – Beautiful Trap
Tom Robinson – Atmospherics: Listen To The Radio
Ultravox – The Quiet Men
Vital Sines – Collage
Wall Of Voodoo – Far Side Of Crazy
War On Drugs – Strangest Thing