Marsbar Playlist ~ 3-17-2018

March 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.

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

54-40 – Sucker For Your Love
Allen Toussaint – Goin’ Down
Bad Dreams – Limbo
B.B. Gabor – Metropolitan Life
Blackmore’s Night – Rainbow Eyes
Boomtown Rats – Back To Boomtown
Cure – Pictures Of You
Dear Rouge – Chains
Dee Long – Good Night Universe
Depeche Mode – Personal Jesus (Kazan Cathedral mix)
Dr. Draw – Danny Boy
Forest Blakk – Love Me
Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Rage Hard (Broad)
Front 242 – Civilization
Irish Rovers – The Unicorn (x2)
Japan – Quiet Life (12″ mix)
Love – My Little Red Book
Ministry – Work For Love
Muse – Uprising (King Cornelius remix)
My Morning Jacket – Get The Point
Phil Lynott – Solo In Soho
Pink Floyd – Dogs
Placebo – Running Up That Hill
Project Pitchfork – Orange Moon
Rammstein – Sehnsucht
Revolting Cocks – Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?
Rialto – Monday Morning 5:19
Richard O’Brien, Little Nell & Patricia Quinn – Time Warp
Richard Wright – Night Of A Thousand Furry Toys
Rob Stuart – A Beautiful Thing
Rockets – On The Road Again
Shriekback – Nemesis (extended)
Simply Red – Money’s Too Tight (To Mention) (The Cutback Mix)
Sisters Of Mercy – This Corrosion
SLAVE to the SQUAREwave – Get Out Of My House
Talking Heads – Take Me To The River
Teenage Head – Disgusteen
War On Drugs – Thinking Of A Place
Waterboys – Song Of Wandering Aengus
Willie Nelson – Danny Boy
YUNGBLUD – I Love You, Will You Marry Me

Advertisements

Marsbar Playlist ~ 3-11-2018

March 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 with late night assistance from Dan Hurley/LCBO Man whose FB list I mined, as TheBarron is under the weather (get well soon!):

10CC – I’m Not In Love
54-40 – The Dream We Spoke Of
Alabama 3 – Woke Up This Morning
Alan Parsons Project – Sirius/Eye In The Sky
Albert king – Laundromat Blues
Arcade Fire – Everything Now
Ben E. King – Stand By Me
Beth Hart/Joe Bonamassa – Why Don’t You Do Right
Brandon Flowers – Can’t Deny My Love
City Boy – 5000 Years/Don’t Know Can’t Tell
Clarence Carter – Slip Away
Colin James – Hearts On Fire
Dee Long – Good Night Universe
Depeche Mode – Where’s The Revolution
Doors vs. Crystal Method – Roadhouse Blues (Crystal Method Remix)
Dr. John – Blues In The Night
Elliott Murphy – Anastasia
Fly O Tech – Funk Me Down
Garbage – Stupid Girl
Hollies – The Air That I Breathe
Jackie Shane – Any Other Way
Kevin Quain – You Old Devil
King Crimson – I Talk To The Wind
Krueger Band – Krueger Motel
Leon Russell – A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall
Lynyrd Skynyrd – That Smell
Lyric Dubee – Bridge To Nowhere
Marianne Faithfull – Blue Millionaire
Milky Whites & The Bluesmen – When I Dance With You Baby
Muse – Thought Contagion
Peter Sarstedt – Where Do You Go To My Lovely
Rob Stuart – A Beautiful Thing
Rod Stewart – Country Comfort
Rod Stewart feat. Stevie Wonder – What A Wonderful World
Sheepdogs – I Ain’t Cool
Silencers – Painted Moon (Extended 12” Mix)
Simple Minds – Someone Somewhere (In Summertime)
SLAVE to the SQUAREwave – Starrs (Ambient)
Sufjan Stevens – Mystery Of Love
Traffic – John Barleycorn Must Die
Traveling Wilburys – End Of The Line
Van Morrison feat. Mavis Staples – If I Ever Needed Someone
Whitley – More Than Life
Willie Nelson – He Was A Friend Of Mine
Willy DeVille – I Call Your Name

 

 

Marsbar Playlist ~ 3-4-2018

March 4, 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 cheerful late night assistance from TheBarron:

54-40 – Keep On Walking
Allan Rayman – Word Of Mouth
B.B. King – Hummingbird
Beach Boys – Feel Flows
Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa – I’ll Take Care Of You
Bobby “Blue” Bland – Ain’t No Sunshine When She’s Gone
Bryan Ferry – Let’s Stick Together
Chicago – I’m A Man
City Boy – 5000 Years/Don’t Know Can’t Tell
City Boy – The Violin
Colin James – Freedom
Conjure One – Sleep
David Bowie – Sunday (Moby remix)
David Usher – Black Black Heart
Dee Long – Good Night Universe
Eagles – Hotel California (Live)
Eric Clapton – My Fathers Eyes (Take 2)
Farm – Very Emotional (remix)
Funkadelic & Soul Clap feat. Sly Stone – In Da Kar (Efunk mix)
Images In Vogue – Educated Man
Isley Brothers – Shout
James Brown – Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag
Jean-Jaques Goldman/Tai Phong – Sister Jane
Jeff Healey – Angel Eyes
Jesus Jones – International Bright Young Thing
Jimi Hendrix – The Wind Cries Mary
John Lee Hooker – Boom Boom
Kasabian – Butcher Blues
Little Feat – Old Folks Boogie
Lyric Dubee – Black Ice
Marianne Faithful – Vagabond Ways
Mark Knopfler – Lights Of Taormina
Matchstick Afro – Stereo Orthophonic High Fidelity Victrolis
Murray Head – One Night In Bangkok (extended version)
Peter Murphy – Cuts You Up
Pogues – In The Summertime
Rob Stuart – A Beautiful Thing
Roger Waters – Towers Of Faith
Scissor Sisters – Invisible Light
Shawn Phillips – She Was Waiting For Her Mother At The Station In Torino
SLAVE to the SQUAREwave – Starrs
Stranglers – Always The Sun
Tangerine Dream – The Moondog Connection
Van Morrisson – Madame George
War On Drugs – Strangest Thing
Weather Report – Birdland

Marsbar Playlist ~ 3-3-2018

March 3, 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 late night assistance from JerusalemSlim:

69 Eyes – Gothic Girl
Amanda Lear – Hollywood Flashback
B-52s – Planet Claire
Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa – Give It Everything You Got
Blue Peter – Unchained Heart
Book Of Love – Boy (Peter Rauhofer Club mix)
Boomtown Rats – Wind Chill Factor (Minus Zero)
Brandon Flowers – Can’t Deny My Love
Cake – Never There
Capital Cities – Drop Everything
Dee Long – Good Night Universe
Depeche Mode – Personal Jesus (Pump mix)
Fixx – I Will
Groundhogs – Split (Part 2)
Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes – Wake Up Everybody
Japan – Television
Jerry Harrison – Man With A Gun
Kirsty MacColl & The Pogues – Miss Otis Regrets
NEO – The Pink Panther Theme
No Doubt – Easy
Peter Murphy – Hit Song
Pink Floyd – Echoes
Pink Floyd – Have A Cigar
Prince – Rocknroll Loveaffair
Psychedelic Furs – Heartbreak Beat
Rammstein – Stripped (Heavy Mental Mix)
Rob Stuart – A Beautiful Thing
Rocky Horror Picture Show – Time Warp
Roger Waters – Perfect Sense (Parts I and II)
Roy Orbison & k.d. lang – Crying
SLAVE to the SQUAREwave – Get Out Of My House
Soft Cell – Say Hello, Wave Goodbye
Specials – Ghost Town (extended version)
Start – Hey You
Supertramp – Brother Where You Bound
Timmy Jay – Dread Not
Tubes – What Do You Want From Life
Ultravox – White China (special mix)
Velvet Underground – Who Loves The Sun
Wall Of Voodoo – Ring Of Fire
Within Temptation – Our Farewell

 

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?)

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

*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

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)!

*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

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