Guitar gods?

I really didn’t want to call my show that, so I didn’t. It was just a solid show. It took a little while but the shows are finally coming around. I toy with themes every once in a while but until I actually do my homework, these will remain “Freeform” for the time being. I’ve toyed with going back to a strictly metal show but there is so much music out there for me to keep it on one theme. This is also why I reserve the right to play a metal format when I feel like it. Upon closer inspection of the playlist you may have noticed my 6 degrees of separation. I kicked off a round of music with Devin Townsend, who sang for Steve Vai, who in turn worked with G3 with Eric Johnson and Joe Satriani. Satriani played with Chickenfoot which had Sammy Hagar who of course fronted Van Halen. I should have played something from the Sammy Years but I did not think of this ahead of time. It was a collection of cds I just happen to have with me. I wanted to make time for Yngwie but just ran out of time. Maybe next time I will focus on Metal guitar gods!

WMFO Regular Show (Rock) with Piggy 03/28/2015 06:00AM to 08:00AM

The Kinks “Tired of Waiting for You”
The Yardbirds “for your Love”
Eric Clapton “Bad love”
The Who “Love Reign over Me”
Jeff Beck “Freeway Jam”
Steve Morse Band “Vista Grande”
Living Colour “Crosstown traffic”
Dream Theater “Pull Me Under”
Devin Townsend “Hyperdrive”
Steve Vai “Blood and the tears”
G3 “My Guitar Wants to Kill Your Mama”
Eric Johnson “High Landrons”
Joe Satriani “lights of Heaven”
Chickenfoot “Sexy Little Thing”
Van Halen “Loss of control”
UFO “Lights Out”
Tosin Abasi “Song of Solomon”
Yes “It Can Happen”
Paul Gilbert “Cut,Cut,Cut”
Gary Moore “Empty Rooms”
Paul Gilbert “Six Billion People”
Adrian Legg “Norah Handley’s Waltz”
Guthrie Govan “Wonderful Slippery Thing”
Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble “Willie the Wimp”


Going with the flow

Yeah I could have also gone with Flo from progressive, maybe later. Anyway I think yesterday was our best show yet. Music is very much like art, you need to have a feel for it and the music. You need to be able to make each song fit and sometimes that is hard to do. The first couple of shows it took a little bit to get up and running. I had to re-introduce myself to the mixing board. Now I have to figure out the cd players to make them do what I need them to do. These are Denon players and they are made to countdown the songs, someone had messed around with the settings so now they count up and that’s no good because you don’t know exactly when the song finishes. Granted I know most of the songs I play backwards and forwards but there are some songs I don’t. In the last half of our show, I did a John James Sykes run, he played for the following three bands – Tygers of Pan Tang, Thin Lizzy and Whitesnake. Interestingly enough those albums he played on were the biggest commercial success each band had ever known. The next run went like this – Van Halen, David Lee Roth, Chickenfoot, Joe Satriani. I messed up, it should have been David Lee Roth, Van Halen, Chickenfoot then Joe Satriani. The tie is obvious, if not, here it is. David Lee Roth was obviously the vocalist in Van Halen, Sammy Hagar was the vocalist for both Van Halen and Chickenfoot. Joe Satriani was the guitarist in Chickenfoot. If I wanted to go just one more I could have played Janes addiction afterwards, Chad Smith the connection here, etc. I will have a show where I can connect all of the bands for two hours straight!

WMFO Rock n Roll Circus (Rock) with Bruce 12/06/2014 06:00AM to 08:00AM

Stone Roses “Love Spreads”
Television “I see no evil”
XTC “Fly on the wall”
REM “Texarcana”
X “Burning house of love”
David Bowie w/Tin Machine “Betty Wrong”
Queen of the stone age “(Go With) The Flow”
Husker Du “Ice cold ice”
Faith No More “Underwater Love”
Soundgarden “Superunknown”
Turbonegro “High on the crime”
Yardbirds “For your love”
Small Faces “Tin soldier”
Rush “Fly by night”
Aerosmith “No more no more”
Tygers of Pang Tang “HellBound”
Thin Lizzy “Cold Sweat”
Whitesnake “Still of the night”
Megadeth “Back in the day”
Van Halen “So this is love”
David Lee Roth “Ladies night in Buffalo”
Chickenfoot “Sexy Little Thing”
Joe Satriani “Lights of Heaven”
Lita Ford “Kiss me deadly”