Marsbar Playlist ~ 3-31-2019

March 31, 2019

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 ever-efficient and cheerful late night assistance from TheBarron:

Alan Parsons Project – Sirius/Eye In The Sky
Albert Collins/Robert Cray/Johnny Copeland – Black Cat Bone
Beth Hart/Joe Bonamassa – Strange Fruit
Conjure One feat. Poe – Center Of The Sun (Solarstones Chilled Out Remix)
David Bowie – Drive-In Saturday
David Gilmour – Where We Start
Dee Long – Brain Freeze
Dee Long – Good Night Universe
Della Reese – You Made Me Love You
Deodato – Also Sprach Zarathustra
Edgar Winter – Keep Playin’ That Rock ‘N’ Roll
Elliot Murphy – Anastasia
English Beat – I Confess
English Beat – Mirror In The Bathroom
English Beat – Save It For Later
Eric Clapton/Dire Straights – Wonderful Tonight
Gary Moore – Midnight Blues
General Public – Tenderness
Gladys Knight & The Pips – Midnight Train To Georgia
Golden Earring – Angelina
Howard Jones/Nik Kershaw – Like To Get To Know You Well/What Is Love?/Wouldn’t It Be Good/The Riddle/I Won’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me/New Song/Wide Boy/Pearl In The Shell (mash-up)
Jimmy Durante – Smile (From “Modern Times”)
Joe Jackson – Real Men
John Brim/Elmore James – My Best Friend
Ken Nordine feat. Fred Katz Group – What Time Is It?
Kris Kristofferson/Steve Earle – Sunday Morning Coming Down
Leon Russell – Me And Baby Jane
Mick Jagger – Sweet Thing
Mike Oldfield – Five Miles Out
Moody Blues/London Festival Orchestra – The Afternoon
Morrissey – Everyday Is Like Sunday
Peter Schilling – The Different Story (World Of Lust And Crime)
Pretty Lights – Finally Moving
Righteous Brothers – Unchained Melody
Rob Stuart – A Beautiful Thing
Scott Walker – If You Go Away
SLAVE to the SQUAREwave – Casino
SLAVE to the SQUAREwave – Worlds Away
Specials – We Sell Hope
Spoons – New Day New World
Stevie Ray Vaughn & Double Trouble – Texas Flood
Tony Malone – Speeding Train
Vangelis/Jean Michael Jarre – Metallic Rain
Waterboys – I Can See Elvis
Willie Nelson/Ray Charles/Leon Russell – A Song For You

 

Marsbar Playlist ~ 3-30-2019

March 30, 2019

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 JerusalemSlim’s thorough and concise post-10PM coverage:

??? – “Feet don’t fail me now…”
Annie Haslam – Rockalise
Arcade Fire – We Exist
Champion – Resistance (Skool)
David Bowie – Future Legend/Diamond Dogs
David Gilmour – Rattle That Lock
Dee Long – Diamond Rain
Dee Long – Good Night Universe
Dr. Felix – What A Wonderful World
Echo & The Bunnymen – The Killing Moon
Eno/Cale – Spinning Away
Emerson, Lake and Palmer – Karn Evil 9 1st Impression, Part 2
Fingerprintz – Bulletproof Heart
Frank Zappa – Disco Boy
Groove Armada – At The River
Heaven 17 – Let Me Go (12″ Extended Version)
Iggy Pop – Real Wild Child (Wild One extended)
Imagination Machine – A Northern Evening
Inspiral Carpets – This Is How It Feels
John Cooper Clarke – Beasley Street
John Lennon – #9 Dream
Lene Lovich – I Think We’re Alone Now
Leonard Cohen – First We Take Manhattan
Lewis Furey – Rubber Gun Show
Lewis Furey – Top Ten Sexes
Lou Reed/Duran Duran – Walk On The Wild Side/The Wild Boys (DJ EarlyBird mash up)
Maceo Plex – Gravy Train (Nicolas Jaar remix) (excerpt)
Manfred Mann’s Earth Band – Spirits In The Night
Monkees – Daydream Believer (extended remix)
Moody Blues – I Know You’re Out There Somewhere
Porcupine Tree – Start Of Something Beautiful
Propaganda – P. Machinery (P. Polish Version)
Propaganda – Duel (Bitter Sweet)
Rob Stuart – A Beautiful Thing
Roger Taylor – People On Streets
Silencers – Painted Moon (Extended 12” Mix)
Slave To The Squarewave – Debauchery
Snow Patrol – If There’s A Rocket Tie Me To It
Specials – Black Skin Blue Eyed Boys
Spoons – Life On Demand
Stranglers – You’ll Always Reap What You Sow
T. Rex – I Love To Boogie
Thinkman – Best Adventures
Willy Deville – Across The Borderline
Yello – Desire (Club mix)

 

Marsbar Playlist ~ 3-24-2019

March 24, 2019

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 late night multi-tasking from TheBarron:

Aphrodite’s Child – Marie Jolie
Arcade Fire – Baby Mine (From Dumbo)
Boomtown Rats – Back To Boomtown (remix)
Café Del Mar feat. Eddie Parker – Easter Song
Chalk Circle – April Fool
Chieftains feat. Ry Cooder – Coast Of Malabar
City Boy – Young Men Gone West
Colin Blunstone & Dave Stewart – What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted
Comsat Angels – Dark Parade
Concrete Blonde – Joey
Cure – Lullaby
Dee Long – Good Night Universe
Eartha Kitt – Mad About The Boy
Etta James/B.B. King – There’s Something On Your Mind
Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Rage Hard (Blank & Jones So80S Reconstruction)
Freedom Or Death – Inside
Gary Moore – With Love (Remember)
Genesis – I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)
George Harrison – When We Was Fab
Hidden Cameras – Afterparty
J.S. Ondara – Lebanon
Jon & Vangelis – I’ll Find My Way Home
Kinks – Permanent Waves
Leonard Cohen – Tower Of Song (Live In London)
Long John Baldry – A Thrill’s A Thrill
Lou Reed – Walk On The Wild Side
Luciano Pavarotti/Eric Clapton – Holy Mother
Metropole Orkest/Jules Buckley/Jacob Collier – With The Love In My Heart
Molly Johnson – Better Than This
Peter Gabriel – Don’t Give Up
Pink Floyd – Louder Than Words
Pink Floyd – One Slip (extended)
Queen – Somebody To Love
Rob Stuart – A Beautiful Thing
Rocky Horror Picture Show feat. Tim Curry – Sweet Transvestite
Roger Waters – The Tide Is Turning (After Live Aid)
Scissor Sisters – Mary
Shuggie Otis – Purple
Snow Patrol – Life On Earth
Specials – We Sell Hope
Spoons – Landing Lights
The The feat. Sinead O’Connor – Kingdom Of Rain
Tim Curry – I Do The Rock
Waterboys – Independence Day
Willie Deville/Mark Knopfler – I Call Your Name
Willie Nelson – He Was A Friend Of Mine
Zucchero feat. Eric Clapton – A Wonderful World

 

Marsbar Playlist ~ 3-23-2019

March 23, 2019

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 excellent, detailed post-10PM coverage by JerusalemSlim:

54-40 – Keep On Walking
Badfinger – Carry On Till Tomorrow
Barclay James Harvest – She Said (live)
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)
Big Supreme – Don’t Walk (extended mix)
Billy Idol – White Wedding
Blancmange – Blind Vision (12″ mix)
Brandon Flowers – I Can Change
Brian Eno/David Byrne – The Jezebel Spirit
Bryan Ferry – Is Your Love Strong Enough?
Chuck Berry – Nadine
Church Of Trees – Like Gary Numan
Clash – Rock The Casbah
Dandy Warhols – Terraform
Dear Rouge – Black To Gold
Dee Long – Good Night Universe
Dick Dale – Pipeline
Diodes – Photographs From Mars
Eurythmics – Here Comes The Rain Again
Frank Zappa – Flakes
Frank Zappa – Let’s Make The Water Turn Black
Grace Jones – Nightclubbing
Imagination Machine – A Northern Evening
Lemon Pipers – Green Tambourine
Loopside – Starman (original extended version)
Love And Rockets – Ball Of Confusion
Moody Blues – Go Now!
Motorhead – Orgasmatron (Spoken Word)
Orange Juice – Rip It Up
Phil Manzanera/801 – City Of Light
Pink Floyd – Have A Cigar
Pretenders – Don’t Get Me Wrong
Queen – These Are The Days Of Our Lives
Rob Stuart – A Beautiful Thing
Rock & Hyde – Dirty Water
SLAVE to the SQUAREwave – White Kids On Funkk
Sly & The Family Stone – Dance To The Music
Specials – Black Skin Blue Eyed Boys
Specials – The Lunatics
Spoons – Life On Demand
Stranglers – Skin Deep
Streetheart – Nature’s Way
Talk Talk – Such A Shame (12″ mix)
Ultravox – Brilliant (extended remix)
Underworld – Nylon Strung
Unheilig – An Deiner Seite

 

Experiencing David Bowie Through His Friends and Former Bandmates

On Friday night March 15, 2019, my friend Sharon and I had the great pleasure of attending “A Bowie Celebration” at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall in Ponte Vedra, FL. This was actually our second time in attendance, with the first exactly a year ago at the Plaza Live in Orlando.

I am so grateful that we decided to attend the event once again. Something felt a bit “off” last year–in fact, after comparing notes with fans who attended in Ft. Lauderdale a year ago, it seems the Orlando show was abruptly cut off, making it about 30 minutes shorter than the South Florida performance. It still rated very highly with me, and the line-up of musicians was brilliant.

The same can be said for this year’s performance. March 15’s show featured Mike Garson, Carmine Rojas, Lee John, Charlie Sexton, Earl Slick, Bernard Fowler, Corey Glover, and 2 wonderful back-up vocalists/percussionists Naia Kete and Imani Elijah.

Sharon and I arrived an hour early for the meet and greet, but instead of being bored, we met some wonderful new friends (Jana, Kiera, and a fashionable, very cool couple who drove up from Vero Beach), and Carmine Rojas came outside just to chat. He was warm and friendly and made us feel so welcome after a LONG (nearly 3 hours in traffic) drive.

When the time finally came, the VIP group (about 8 of us) were invited in for special swag (T-shirt, tote, pins, laminate badge and signed poster) and to witness the sound check. It’s hard to find the right words to describe the elation at seeing the band honing their craft onstage. These were people who had actually performed with David Bowie, or were super fans themselves who wanted to honor his music. We were allowed to watch the rehearsal/soundcheck for about 30 minutes. Then, Mike Garson and Carmine remained onstage as the others retired to their dressing rooms. I have to admit I was a bit disappointed, because I really wanted to meet Slick, Sexton, Fowler, Glover, et al. But the warm welcome we received up onstage with Mike and Carmine soon alleviated any feelings of disappointment.

After we had a chance to meet these two great musicians and have our pictures taken with them, we were ushered to the swag area where we were given a bonus gift–a limited edition numbered poster especially created for the concert in Ponte Vedra. It features a reproduction of the famous, iconic “Bowie Mugshot” from his arrest in Rochester, NY in 1976. I had it framed within hours of returning home and will treasure it always.

The show–here’s where it becomes REALLY difficult to find the words. Trying not to sound cliched by utilizing tired, over-used adjectives, and failing miserably– the performance was outstanding, fantastic, awe-inspiring, emotional, energizing, breathtaking, magnificent…it was everything the 300 or so in attendance could ever hope for it to be. I loved the fact that the venue was small and intimate. Because there were only a few seats placed along the walls, most of the group was up on their feet and dancing in front of the stage the entire time. I know I was–days later I can still feel the soreness–but it was so well worth it.

I have blogged before about how David Bowie saved my life. As trite and banal as that sounds, it’s the truth. To hear Garson, Rojas, Slick, Sexton, Fowler, et al perform the music that shaped my world over 40 years ago, and that still helps me to get through each day, was absolutely exhilarating. Bernard Fowler and Corey Glover did extreme justice to the songs they sang by making them their own and not trying to copy/imitate Bowie. Charlie Sexton and Earl Slick absolutely killed the guitar solos with Sexton’s added bonus of his beautiful and impassioned singing on several of the night’s songs. Lee John and Carmine Rojas were phenomenal in bringing their rhythm and bass expertise into each and every piece, along with Naia and Imani (and a guest percussionist who joined later in the performance).

And Mike Garson…what can be adequately stated about his obvious love of Bowie, his poignant anecdotes, his killer piano performances? I mean, seriously, this is the man who gave us the masterpiece piano solo in 1974’s “Aladdin Sane” that blew even Bowie away. Because of Mike’s genuine love of his friend, mentor, fellow musician, and maestro, we have the privilege of hearing Bowie’s music performed live in a way that I know is making Mr. Bowie himself smile, laugh, and dance up in heaven.

Thank you Mike Garson, and all of the accompanying musicians, for something I will cherish for the rest of my life.

 

Marsbar Playlist ~ 3-17-2019

March 17, 2019

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, filled with various Irish and Irish-influenced music in celebration of St. Patty’s Day, thanks to the late night efforts of TheBarron:

Angelo Badalamenti – Twin Peaks Theme (Instrumental)
Animotion – Obsession (12 inch remix)
Band feat. Van Morrison – Tura Lura Lural (That’s An Irish Lullaby)
Barenaked Ladies & Kim Mitchell – Diamonds, Diamonds
Beatles – Strawberry Fields Forever
Beth Hart/Joe Bonamassa – I’d Rather Go Blind (Live In Amsterdam)
Boy George – The Crying Game
Café Del Mar – Irish Women
Cranberries – Ode To My Family
Dee Long – Good Night Universe
Dire Straits – Brothers In Arms (Live)
Dr. Demento – In Heaven There Is No Beer
Dr. Draw – Danny Boy
Dropkick Murphys – I’m Shipping Up To Boston
Frank Mackey And The Keltic Cowboys – Kiss My Irish Ass
Grizfolk – Waiting For You
Horslips – Time To Kill!
Imagination Machine – True (May The Road Rise)
Irish Rovers – The Unicorn
Irish Rovers – Weigh, Hey And Up She Rises
Jacob Collier/Cory Henry – Under The Sea
Jerry Lee Lewis – Funny How Time Slips Away
John McDermott – Danny Boy
Krueger Band – Krueger Motel
Ladysmith Black Mambazo – Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
Leon Russell – It’s A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall
Long John Baldry – Mr. Rubin
Luther Allison – Bad Love
Lyle Lovett – I’ve Been To Memphis
Mark Knopfler – The Long Road
New Pornographers – Myriad Harbour
Paddy Moloney – Shenandoah
Peter Murphy – Marlene Dietrich’s Favourite Poem
Phil Lynott – Solo In Soho
Proclaimers – I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)
Reuben And The Dark – Dreaming
Rob Stuart – A Beautiful Thing
Specials – We Sell Hope
Spoons – Life On Demand
Stevie Ray Vaughn – Riviera Paradise
Taste – How Many More Years
Terry Draper – Once Upon A Memory
The The/Sinead O’Connor – Kingdom Of Rain
Tommy Makem & Liam Clancy – The Band Played Waltzing Matilda
Ultravox – Vienna
Van Morrison – Philosopher’s Stone
Waterboys – Nearest Thing To Hip
Waterboys – Song of Wandering Aengus

Marsbar Playlist ~ 3-16-2019

March 16, 2019

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 JerusalemSlim who is trying to confuse us by helping out post-10PM on Saturday night instead of Sunday! :D

Allan Rayman – Crush
Arcade Fire – Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)
B-52s – Rock Lobster
Boys’ Entrance – Kissed Me In The Rain
Crack The Sky – Nuclear Apathy
Cut Copy – Lights And Music
David Bowie – Modern Love (2018 remastered version)
Dee Long – Good Night Universe
Earons – Land Of Hunger
Gary Numan – Cars (E Reg mix)
Godley & Creme – Snack Attack
Iggy Pop – Gold (original motion picture soundtrack)
Imagination Machine – A Northern Evening
John Martyn – I’d Rather Be The Devil (Devil Got My Woman)
Jordan John – Everyday With You
Kinks – Misfits
Lou Reed – Sweet Jane
Molly Johnson – Boogie Street
New Order/Depeche Mode – Bizarre Love Triangle/Strangelove Mash-up
No Doubt – It’s My Life
Pink Floyd – Welcome To The Machine
Playing For Change – Stand By Me
Pretty Lights – FInally Moving
Project Pitchfork – Orange Moon
Psychedelic Furs – Heartbreak Beat (12″ mix)
Quicksilver Messenger Service – What About Me?
Rammstein – Stripped (Heavy Mental Mix)
Redbone – The Witch Queen Of New Orleans
Rob Stuart – A Beautiful Thing
Sigue Sigue Sputnik – Sex Bomb Boogie
SLAVE To The SQUAREwave – Starrs (Ambient Vocal Mix)
Sly & The Family Stone – Dance To The Music
Specials – Blam Blam Fever
Spoons – Landing Lights
Spoons – Never Gonna Fall
Strange Advance – We Run (12″ mix)
Talking Heads – I Zimbra (12″ version)
Temptations – Papa Was A Rolling Stone
Thomas Dolby – Spice Train
Tom Robinson – War Baby
Tony Malone – I Believe
Ultravox – Brilliant
War On Drugs – Holding On
Yello – I Love You