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

 

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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

Marsbar Playlist ~ 3-10-2019

March 10, 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 expert post-10PM coverage by TheBarron:

10cc – I’m Not In Love
54-40 – Dream We Spoke Of
Acid Test – 6 To 4
AIM – Cold Water Music
Art Of Noise – Camilla
Beautiful South – Don’t Fear The Reaper
Beloved – Sweet Harmony
Beth Hart – Easy
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band – Night Moves
Buddy Guy feat. Carlos Santana – I Put A Spell On You
Charles Aznavour/Elton John – Yesterday When I Was Young
Chris Spedding – Guitar Jamboree
Dave Brubeck Quartet feat. Jimmy Rushing – My Melancholy Baby
David Gilmour – Red Sky At Night (Live In Gdansk)
Dee Long – Good Night Universe
Elliott Murphy – Thirty Was A Long Time Ago
Eric Clapton – My Father’s Eyes
Fixx – Secret Separation
Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush – Norwegian Wood
Frank Zappa – I’m The Slime
Gary Moore – Midnight Blues (Live)
Genesis – Counting Out Time
Goldfrapp – Ride A White Horse
Harry Nilsson – Without You
Hidden Cameras – Afterparty
Iggy Pop – Play It Safe
Imagination Machine – True (May The Road Rise)
Jazz Butcher – Domestic Animal
Jerry Lee Lewis – High School Confidential
Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers – Swing The Mood
Joe Cocker – Lawdy Miss Clawdy
Joe Jackson – Steppin’ Out
Mark Knopfler – We Can get Wild
Molly Johnson – Better Than This
Moody Blues – I Know Your Out There Somewhere
Morrissey – Everyday Is Like Sunday
Rare Bird – Sympathy
Rob Stuart – A Beautiful Thing
Russell Edward Williams – Don’t Think I Don’t
Shirley Bassey & Groove Armada – Never Never Never (Groove Armada remix)
SLAVE to the SQUAREwave – Starrs
Steve Forbert – Song For The South
Stranglers – You’ll Always Reap What You Sow
Stray Cats – Sexy And 17
Terry Draper – Afternoon In Amsterdam
Tom Waits – Tom Traubert’s Blues (Four Sheets To The Wind In Copenhagen)
Ultravox – Dancing With Tears In My Eyes
Violent Kin – The Honesty
War On Drugs – Strangest Thing

Marsbar Playlist ~ 3-9-2019

March 9, 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 much-appreciated late night assistance from JerusalemSlim:

999 – Homicide
Alan Parsons Project feat. Orson Welles – A Dream Within A Dream
Alan Parsons Project – The Raven
Barclay James Harvest – Hymn
Billy Idol – White Wedding
Billy Preston – That’s The Way God Planned It
Blackmore’s Night – Rainbow Eyes
Concrete Blonde – Bloodletting (The Vampire Song)
David Bowie/Pat Metheny Group – This Is Not America
Dee Long – Good Night Universe
Dr. John, The Night Tripper – I Walk On Guilded Splinters
Freddie Mercury – The Great Pretender
Garland Jeffreys – 96 Tears
Grace Jones – Nightclubbing
Howard Devoto – Rainy Season
Iggy Pop – Real Wild Child (Wild One extended)
Jacob Collier/Cory Henry – Billie Jean
Jimi Hendrix Experience – Little Wing (alt version/mix)
Johnnie Lovesin – Working Girl
Leon Russel/Don Preston – Medley: Jumpin’ Jack Flash/Youngblood
Nash The Slash – Dance After Curfew (Club Mix)
New Order – Bizarre Love Triangle (Shep Pettibone 12” Remix)
Pentatonix – Daft Punk
Project Pitchfork – Orange Moon
Public Service Broadcasting – Everest
Rammstein – Du Hast
Red Sun Horizon – Red Sun Horizon
Rob Stuart – A Beautiful Thing
Roger Waters – Watching TV
Room 32 – Little Bit Of Time
Scissor Sisters – Invisible Light
Simple Minds – Don’t You (Forget About Me) (extended remix)
Simply Red – Holding Back The Years (DMC Remix)
Status Quo – Rockin’ All Over The World
Supreme Beings Of Leisure – Last Girl On Earth
Talking Heads – Once In A Lifetime (extended mix)
Tommy Bolin – Post Toastee
Tommy James and the Shondells – Crimson and Clover
Ultravox – Flow
War On Drugs – Thinking Of A Place

 

Marsbar Playlist ~ 3-3-2019

March 3, 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 priceless post-10PM assistance from TheBarron:

Al Jarreau – Ain’t No Sunshine
Al Stewart – Lord Grenville
Allan Rayman – Sweetheart
B.B. King/Marty Stuart – Confessin’ The Blues
Beatles – When I’m Sixty-Four
Beck – Tarantula (Music Inspired By The Film Roma)
Bent Fabric – Alley Cat
Beth Hart/Joe Bonamassa – I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know
Big Supreme – Don’t Walk
Blood Sweat And Tears – And When I Die
Blood Sweat And Tears – Variations on a Theme by Erik Satie
Bobby (Blue) Bland – St. James Infirmary
Bruce Springsteen – Secret Garden
Clash – Charlie Don’t Surf
Comsat Angels – I’m Falling (original album track)
David Bowie – Aladdin Sane
David Sylvian – Brilliant Trees
Dee Long – Good Night Universe
Etta James feat. The Gospel Choir – Oh Happy Day
Father John Misty – Nancy From Now On
Fine Young Cannibals – She Drives Me Crazy (The David Z remix)
Flash & The Pan – California
Freur – Doot Doot
Gary Moore – With Love (Remember)
Goldfrapp – Utopia (New Ears Mix)
Imagination Machine – A Northern Evening (Secret Mix TBD)
Joe Cocker – You Can Leave Your Hat On
Johnny Cash – Sunday Morning Coming Down
k.d. lang – Hallelujah
Kenny Wayne Sheppard/Howlin’ Wolf Band/Hubert Sumlin – Sittin’ On Top Of The World
Long John Baldry – Flying
Lou Reed – Sweet Jane
Mahalia Jackson – Summertime/Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child
Moody Blues – Melancholy Man
Morrissey – Every Day Is Like Sunday
Peter Murphy – I’ll Fall With Your Knife
Pink Floyd – One Slip (extended)
Ray Charles/Ruben Studdard/The Harlem Gospel Singers – Imagine
Rob Stuart – A Beautiful Thing
Santana – Samba Pa Ti
SLAVE To The SQUAREwave – Starrs (Ambient Vocal mix)
Specials – The Lunatics
Steve Hackett – Watcher Of The Skies
Steve Hillage – Radio
Sugarloaf – Green-Eyed Lady
Tony Bennett/Amy Winehouse – Body And Soul
Tony Joe White – Soul Francisco
Van Morrison/Taj Mahal – How Can A Poor Boy?