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Title: Retune the Sky
Post by: retune on April 14, 2006, 12:37:32 pm
Veeeery late, but I wanted folks that haven't visited the archive to see what
sort of things they can expect from this show.  Come help us Retune the Sky!

Show #1: 1972 or thereabouts

In which we travel back to the first peak of prog popularity and work through some of my favorite music of the era, plus more recent stuff by newer bands that are clearly influenced by those great old (gentle) giants of the progressive scene.  And the inaugural "South Side of the Sky" feature spotlights the Chattanooga, TN-based band Glass Hammer.

1.  Retune the Sky Intro (1:15)
2.  Yes - Siberian Khatru (9:08)
3.  Moody Blues - The Story in Your Eyes (3:00)
4.  Bruford Levin Upper Extremities - Bent Taqasim/Torn Drumbass [Background Track]
5.  Focus - Hocus Pocus (6:41)
6.  Genesis - Watcher of the Skies (7:23)
7.  King Crimson - Sailor's Tale (live) (6:52)
8.  Bruford Levin Upper Extremities - Bent Taqasim/Torn Drumbass [Background Track]
9.  King Crimson - Lark's Tongues in Aspic (Part I) (live) (6:53)
10. Robert Fripp - Promenade I (live) [Background Track]
11. Pink Floyd - One of These Days (5:51)
12. Gentle Giant - The Runaway / Experience (live) (9:43)
13. Virgil Fox - Fugue a la Gigue (live) (3:27)

~~ South Side of the Sky ~~
14. Glass Hammer - Stranger from the Sky (4:55)
15. Glass Hammer - The Last Ship (2:41)
16. Glass Hammer - Mithrandir (This Fading Age) (5:05)
17. Glass Hammer - Chronotheme (4:41) -----> Featuring Arjen Lucassen on lead guitar
18. Glass Hammer - Lirazel (4:33)
19. Glass Hammer - Through a Glass Darkly (6:50)

20. Porcupine Tree - Up the Downstair [Background Track]
21. Steve Taylor - Cash Cow (5:32)
22. Proto Kaw - Leaven (8:30)
23. California Guitar Trio - Skyline [Background Track]
24. California Guitar Trio - Dance of Maya (6:15)

Okay, so ELP is inexcusably absent and if I'd tried to play a track from Jethro Tull's 1972 release, it would have taken almost half the show!  Well, Whistler covered "Thick as a Brick" pretty thoroughly last summer on Strange Avenues. So this is your chance to let me know 1) what music from 71-73 I missed that you love and/or  2) what year or years saw the release of the music that got YOU into prog.

The Professor
Title: Re:Retune the Sky : Playlists
Post by: retune on April 14, 2006, 12:41:12 pm
Again, veeeeery late but here's the BelewFest playlist.

Show #2: BelewFest!

In which we (well, okay just me) make up for my having missed the March 25th Adrian Belew show in Nashville by having one of our own!  From Adrian's work with Crimson, to his older solo works, to work producing other artist's CDs, to some guest appearances with various oddball bands, its mostly here.

King Crimson - Elephant Talk (8:55)
King Crimson - Bass Groove [Background Track]
The Bears - Life in a Nutshell (3:42)
Adrian Belew with David Bowie - Pretty Pink Rose (4:44)
King Crimson - Heroes (live) (6:08)
King Crimson - The Power To Believe Part II [Background Track]
Talking Heads - Warning Sign (live) (5:39)
Adrian Belew - Young Lions (3:51)
Kevin Max - I Went Over the Edge of the World (1:45)
Kevin Max - Deconstructing Venus (5:11)
King Crimson - Fashionable [Background Track]

~~ South Side of the Sky ~~
King Crimson - She Shudders (0.35)
King Crimson - Eyes Wide Open (acoustic version) (4:59)
Adrian Belew - All of Her Love Is Mine (4:28)
Kevin Max - Existence (4:13)
Adrian Belew - Op Zop Too Wah (3:42)
[All the above SSofS selections were recorded in or around Nashville]

Porcupine Tree - Deadwing (9:46)

King Crimson - Adrian's Clouds [Background Track]
King Crimson - Beautiful Rainbow (6:49 not really - excerpt)
Adrian Belew - the Gypsy Zurna (3:07)
Crash Test Dummies - God Shuffled His Feet (5:09)
Adrian Belew - Men In Helicopters (3:18)
Adrian Belew - At the Seaside Cafe [Background Track]
Project Two - Sus-tayn-Z (live) (8:05)
King Crimson - 21st Century Schizoid Man (live) (7:37)
King Crimson - Walking on Air (live) (5:35)

Gotta favorite Adrian Belew disc, or do you just ignore him?  Your assignment this week is to let me know!

The Professor
Title: Re:Retune the Sky : Playlists
Post by: retune on April 14, 2006, 12:52:15 pm
Close Enough for Jazz - in which we explore the jazzier side of progressive music, plus take a listen to some jazz musicians sounding rather proggy, with some completely unclassifiable stuff in the middle.  Oh, and a completely unintentional 5 minute+ drum solo!

Retune the Sky Intro (1:16)
Bill Bruford's Earthworks - Thud (4:13)

Bill Bruford's Earthworks - My Heart Declares a Holiday [Background Track]
Hatfield and the North - Halfway Between Heaven and Earth (6:07)
Alan Holdsworth - Non-brewed Condiment (3:39)
Miriodor - Singularitie (Aztec Boogie) (4:57)
Bruford - Fainting in Coils (6:37)

Earthworks - Half Life [Background Track]
Magma - Kobaia (10:09)
King Crimson - Groon (13:49)

Pat Matheny - Follow Me [Background Track]
Tony Levin Band - Tequila (5:20)
Steve Hackett - I Know What I Like (5:37)

~~ South Side of the Sky ~~
Bela Fleck and the Flecktones - At Last We Meet Again [Background Track]
Bela Fleck and the Flecktones - Blu Bop (4:22)
Bela Fleck and the Flecktones - Flying Saucer Dudes (4:50)
Bela Fleck and the Flecktones - Flight of the Cosmic Hippo (4:27)

Bela Fleck and the Flecktones - A Celtic Melody [Background Track]
Bill Bruford's Earthworks - Emotional Shirt (4:47)
Moraz/Bruford - Split Seconds (4:42)
Bruford Levin Upper Extremities - 3 Minutes of Pure Entertainment (11:03)
Al Di Meola - Scenario [Background Track]
Al Di Meola - Mata Hari (6:08)
Pat Metheny - Roots of Coincidence (7:48)

Got a favorite jazzy progster?  Your assignment this week is to let me know!  I've almost got enough left for another show.

The Professor
Title: Re:Retune the Sky : Playlists
Post by: retune on April 17, 2006, 03:17:19 pm
Show #3 got a second chance at show replay which is my fault.  The new edition,
Show #4 sings and dances just as well or better, though, so tune in via on-demand Stream or Download if the playlist catches your fancy.  Or if it doesn't.

Close Enough for Jazz, Part Deux

Retune the Sky Intro (1:16)
Niacin - Blue Mondo (5:56)

Pat Metheny - Into The Dream [Background Track]
Santana - Singing Winds, Crying Beasts (4:50)
Chick Corea - Trance Dance (5:51)
Mahavishnu Orchestra - Meeting of the Spirits (6:53)

Project Lo - Retribution [Background Track]
Project Lo - Perfection (5:22)
Kit Watkins - Setting Iron John Free (7:22)
ProjeKct Two - 21st Century Schizoid Man (Lounge Lizard Version) (2:00)
Can - Pinch (9:29)

Talisma - Nebuleuse [Background Track]
Gordian Knot - The Brook The Ocean (4:06)
Allan Holdsworth - Against the Clock (4:58)
Talisma - Cumulus (3:12)

~~ South Side of the Sky ~~
Trurl - Inner Mounting Cheese (2:22)
Trurl - Crunchy Frogs (2:25)
Trurl - Do Not See Me Rabbit Part Two (7:44)

[Visit Trurl for more works-in-progress at www.soundclick.com/trurl]

The Flower Kings - Monkey Business (4:23)
CGT+2 - Dancing Ann (3:38)
Birdsongs of the Mesozoic -  Petrophonics (6:17)
Proto Kaw - Quantum Leapfrog (5:44)

Tony Levin Band - Blue Nude Reclining [Background Track]
After Crying - New World Coming (4:29)
After Crying - Big Evil Fun Fair Finale (5:32)

Your assignment this week is the same as last week:
if you have a favorite jazzy or fusion-y prog number, or a jazz artist that gets kind of proggy, let me know!  We'll do more again one day, (but not next week, promise).

Next week, tentatively, is Music from the Continent.

-The Professor
Title: Re:Retune the Sky : Playlists
Post by: retune on April 28, 2006, 01:21:07 pm
Show #5 Music from the Continent

In which we take a listen to tunes written and performed by musicians
(mostly) from Continental Europe.  While there are a few token US and
UK musicians (Allan Holdsworth makes a guest appearance, for example)
and I snuck in a couple of French Canadian bands, the rest comes from
Norway, Sweden, Finland, The Netherlands, Hungary, Poland, Italy, and
France.  There may be a German-born guitarist in there somewhere ;^)

Of course many bands were left out!  Your assignment is to let me know
YOUR favorite that I haven't played (yet).

Retune the Sky Intro
Cafiene - Hubble (7:04)

Hidria Spacefolk - Amos Ame [Background Track]
Gongzilla - Bad Habit (3:25)
Talisma - Dementia (3:29)
Miriodor - Bulgarian Cave (5:58)
Hidria Spacefolk - Sindran Rastafan (9:20)

TUNER - Loopy Llama [Background Track]
Opeth - Atonement (6:28)
Star One - High Moon (5:36)
Therion - Ship of Luna (6:28)

After Crying - Face to Face [Background Track]
After Crying - Wanna Be A Member? (4:31)
White Willow - Paper Moon (6:44)
Deus Ex Machina - Exordium (9:15)
Isildur's Bane - The Flight Onward - Phases 1 - 5 (12:04)

Miriodor - Avatar [Background Track]
Satellite - Take It As It Is (3:00)
NIL - Eregeneration (14:32)
The Flower Kings - In the Eyes of the World (10:38)

Therion - Via Nocturna [Background Track]
Cafiene - Cathedrale (10:44)
Title: Re:Retune the Sky : Playlists
Post by: retune on May 08, 2006, 11:18:57 am
Show #6  - Relax, Revibrate

Hmmm, did I forget to post this one?  It's gone, folks!  But here's what you would have / may have heard:

Retune the Sky Intro (1:16)
Tony Levin - Phobos (7:09)

Steve Hackett - Valley of the Kings [Background Track]
Steve Hackett - Watcher of the Skies (8:40)
Karnataka - Heart of Stone (10:31)

ptintrotape03 [Background Track]
Proto Kaw  - Alt. More Worlds Than Known (7:30)
Porcupine Tree  - Arriving Somewhere But Not Here (12:02)

King Crimson - Virtuous Circle [Background Track]
Bruford Levin Upper Extremities - Fin de Siecle (5:48)
King Crimson - Neal and Jack and Me (4:22)
King Crimson - Deception of the Thrush (live)
ProjeKct X - Heaven and Earth (8:19)

~~ South Side of the Sky ~~
Salem Hill - Evil One (6:31)
Salem Hill - Children of the Dust (5:24)
Salem Hill - Love Won't Save the World (6:06)

Glass Hammer - A Maker of Crowns (15:22)
Title: Re:Retune the Sky : Playlists
Post by: retune on May 08, 2006, 11:21:37 am
Show #7 - Braindead Revisited

In which your braindead host avoids grading final exams by spinning more of his favorites, both old and new.

Retune the Sky Intro (1:16)
Underground Railroad - May-Fly (3:50)

OSI - Dirt From a Holy Place [Background Track]
Chroma Key - Another Permanent Address (5:05)
OSI - Head (5:18)
The Jelly Jam - Nature's Girl (5:10)
Rush - Cut to the Chase (4:48)

Nil - 198 [Background Track]
Kevin Max - Her Game (4:08)
The Bears - Mr. Bonaparte (3:54)
Steve Taylor - Violent Blue (live) (4:00)
Porcupine Tree - Synesthesia (7:54)
Adrian Belew - Futurevision (4:15)

Tony Levin - Ooze [Background Track]
California Guitar Trio - Zundoko-Bushi (3:37)
King Crimson - Indiscipline (live) (8:12)
Gordian Knot - Singing Deep Mountain (9:00)

Robert Fripp String Quartet - Blue [Background Track]
Yes - Future Times / Rejoice (6:44)
Glass Hammer - Farewell to Shadowlands (7:30)
Under The Sun - This Golden Voyage (7:15)

Steve Hackett - Waiting Room Only [Background Track]
Steve Hackett - Los Endos (8:51)
Genesis - Firth of Fifth (9:38)
Title: Re:Retune the Sky : Playlists
Post by: retune on May 22, 2006, 11:42:10 am
Show #8 - Leaving the Fold

In which we listen to the music of leavers...members of established bands that jumped ship or set off on their own.  Plus a belated "Happy Birthday" to Robert Fripp as we listen to a bit more of his Soundscapes than usual this time around.

Your assignment this week is to regale me with tales of those artists that left.  Did they do better?  Did the band they left continue to make great music without them?  Lemme know!

Retune the Sky Intro (1:16)
Greg Lake w/ King Crimson - Catfood (4:55)

Robert Fripp - At the End of Time [Background Track]
Greg Lake w/ ELP  - From the Beginning (4:17)
Roger Waters w/ Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb (6:24)
Roger Waters - Amused to Death (live) (9:24)

Robert Fripp - Midnight Blue [Background Track]
Steve Hackett w/ Genesis - Squonk (6:29)
Steve Hackett - Brand New (3:34)
Kevin Moore w/ Dream Theatre - Caught in a Web (5:28)
Kevin Moore w/ Chroma Key - When You Drive (5:25)

Robert Fripp - Returning I [Background Track]
~~ South Side of the Sky ~~
Neal Morse w/ Spock's Beard - Revelation (6:05)
Neal Morse - Author of Confusion (9:31)
Neal Morse w/ Spock's Beard - Love Beyond Words (3:24)
Neal Morse - Back to the Garden (4:27)

Robert Fripp - 2006 [Background Track]
Peter Gabriel w/ Genesis - Dancing With the Moonlight Knight (8:04)
Robert Fripp w/ King Crimson - Fracture (live) (11:12)
Peter Gabriel - Here Comes the Flood (live) (4:07)
Robert Fripp w/ League of Gentlemen - Inductive Resonance (live) (3:18)

Robert Fripp String Quartet - Ka-Non Power [Background Track]
Bill Bruford w/ Yes - Five Percent for Nothing (0:39)
Bill Bruford w/King Crimson - Talking Drum (4:03)
Rick Wakeman w/ Yes - Heart of the Sunrise (live) (11:33)
Rick Wakeman - Judas Iscariot (12:23)
Title: Re:Retune the Sky : Playlists
Post by: retune on May 26, 2006, 10:36:59 am
Show #9 - Gotcha Covered

Show posted by Monday 5/29.

In which we take a listen to prog bands covering pop bands, and prog bands covering prog bands, and prog versions of some classics.  Note:  this show will run for two weeks while I'm vacationing, so if you miss 5/29 try again on June 5th.

Have a favorite cover tune?  Let me know!

Retune the Sky Intro (1:16)
Yes - No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed (4:50)

Ten Seconds - The Last Three Minutes [Background Track]
Tony Levin - Dog One (5:15)
Project Lo - Mercy Street (6:27)
Steve Hackett - Fountain of Salmacis (9:53)

Terry Riley - Poppy Nogood [Background Track]
CGT+2 - Heart of the Sunrise (7:15)
Yes - America (live) (10:28)

~~ South Side of the Sky ~~
Trey Gunn - Hard Winds Redux [Background Track]
Neal Morse - What Is Life? (4:28)
Neal Morse - Day After Day (3:26)
Glass Hammer - Longer (9:51)

Glass Hammer - The High Place [Background Track]
RPWL - Welcome to the Machine (7:16)
Kevin Gilbert - Back in NYC (6:38)
Lana Lane - In the Court of the Crimson King (live) (9:09)

Robert Fripp String Quartet - Contrapunctus [Background Track]
Robert Fripp String Quartet - Chromatic Fantasy (1:37)
ELP - Fanfare for the Common Man (9:45)

Porcupine Tree - .3 [Background Track]
King Crimson - The Creator Has a Master Plan (15:26)
Title: Re:Retune the Sky
Post by: retune on June 19, 2006, 11:19:11 am
SHOW #10 - It Is What It Is

Posted June 19th 2006
 
After much travel, dealing with intransigent airlines, sleeping on mattresses ranging from the sublime to the...uh...not-so sublime (not to mention cots), enjoying family and new friends, it is time finally for a new show. This one is a bit more mellow than some previous attempts, yet subtly powerful; here we move away from our usual intellectual pursuits to a more emotional vibe. Enjoy.

Retune the Sky Intro (1:16)
The Who - Love, Reign O'er Me (5:48)

Kit Watkins - Angels We Have Known [Background Track]
Pat Metheny - Follow Me (5:56)
Porcupine Tree - Lips of Ashes (6:57)
Porcupine Tree - Mellotron Scratch (4:39)

Gordian Knot - Grace [Background Track]
Cafiene - Les Conquerants (3:11)
California Guitar Trio - Eve (4:01)
Gitbox - Be Longing (2:12)
Yes - And You And I (10:11)

Led Zeppelin - The Rain Song (7:39)
Renaissance - Ashes Are Burning (7:30)
Glass Hammer - Lirazel (4:33)

Tony Levin - Aquafin [Background Track]
Yes - Tempus Fugit (5:16)
Satellite - Take It As It Is (3:00)
Satellite - Rush (5:47)
King Crimson - Starless (12:18)

RFSQ - Hope [Background Track]
Tony Levin - Ever The Sun Will Rise (9:08)
Pat Metheny - The Heat of the Day (9:44)

Rush - Entre Nous (4:37)
Title: Re:Retune the Sky
Post by: retune on June 27, 2006, 08:59:26 am
Show #11 - Shiver Me Timbers

Posted June 26 2006

So last week I asked, "What progressive music engages you emotionally, sends shivers up your spine, goosebumps on your arms?  I'd be very happy to hear about it."  And hear about it I did!  From Winkler's list of 20+ tunes, to Fripp/Adrian, to Genesis, to Marillion, to Rush, I cherry-picked best I could and offer up another show of shiver-inducing, goosebump-producing tunes!

Interesting how much more response the emotionally-connected music generates than my usual fare, given the demographic ;^).  Are we all just frustrated romanticists?

Retune the Sky Intro (1:16)
King Crimson - Dangerous Curves (6:42)  // ME, hopefully ANDREW as well

Philip Glass - Opening [Background Track]
Glass Hammer - Empty Space - Revealer (6:45)  ~~ South Side of the Sky
Yes - Yours Is No Disgrace (9:41)  // ME, probably BB too
Steve Hackett - Shadow of the Hierophant (11:43)  // WINKLER

O.S.I. - Dirt From a Holy Place [Background Track]
Chroma Key - On the Page (4:22) // WINKLER
Crash Test Dummies - Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm (3:53)
Miriodor - The Soldier King (4:13)
Rush - La Villa Strangiato (9:34) // FLAVIO

RPWL - Roses (6:36)  // WINKLER
Pink Floyd - Terminal Frost (6:17)  // FLAVIO
Marillion - Ocean Cloud (17:58)  // WOODY AND BB

Genesis - Suppers Ready (22:52)  // WINKLER
Title: Retune the Sky
Post by: retune on July 05, 2006, 11:40:17 am
Show #12 - Putting the 'Symphonic' in 'Symphonic Rock'

In which we take a tour of music written with orchestral accompaniment in mind, when symphonic rock gets its most symphonic.   Your assignment this week is to let me know about YOUR favorite piece of music that features orchestral instruments, from a small chamber music ensemble to a full-blown Wagnerian orchestra.

And a SSofS segment featuring music from Cryptic Vision's first release, in anticipation of the new release being featured soon by The Lurker on Epic Prog!

Retune the Sky Intro (1:16)
Yes - Then (5:46)

~~ South Side of the Sky ~~
Cryptic Vision - Introspective [Background Track]
Cryptic Vision - Grand Design (7:16)
Cryptic Vision - Shock Value (4:02)
Cryptic Vision - Ascension (5:44)

Glass Hammer - Marching Toward Doom [Background Track]
Moody Blues - Tuesday Afternoon (4:54)
Jethro Tull - Ladies (3:19)
Chris Squire - Safe (14:57)

Pat Metheny - The Awakening [Background Track]
After Crying - Big Evil Fun Fair Finale (5:32)
Therion - O Fortuna (3:26)
Steve Hackett - Firth of Fifth (9:39)
ELP - Pirates (13:18)

Pink Floyd - Echoes [Background Track]
Glass Hammer - Having Caught A Glimpse (13:22)
Neal Morse - Reunion (9:11)

Philip Glass - Glassworks: Closing [Background Track]
Yes - DreamTime (10:45)
Title: Retune the Sky
Post by: The Professor on July 20, 2006, 11:36:02 am
SHOW #13 - July 17th 2006

The Progressive Violin

In which the we delve into the sounds of the solo violin in progressive
music. I'm on a bit of an instrument jag;  the next few shows will
feature the sounds of the violin, bass guitar, mellotron -- and some
odds and ends.  Your assignment for this week is to let me know about
your favorite tunes featuring the violin - or any member of the violin
family, really - acoustic or electrified.  The violinist is credited
(when known) in brackets after the band name, unless the artist IS the
violinist, of course.

Retune the Sky Intro (1:16)
K2 [Yvette Devereaux] - Chapter 3: The Edge of Light (6:59)

Glass Hammer - Knight of the North (intro) [Background Track]
Jean-Luc Ponty - Cosmic Messenger (4:40)
UK [Eddie Jobson] - Alaska (4:43)
Kansas [Robbie Steinhardt] - Apercu (9:43)

~~ South Side of the Sky ~~
Tony Levin - Mingled Roots [Background Track]
Dixie Dregs [Allan Sloan] - Night Meets Light (7:45)
Edgar Meyer [Mark O'Connor] - Dreams of Flight (5:16) ***
Cryptic Vision [David Ragsdale] - Introspective (5:06)
Salem Hill [David Ragsdale] - The Joy Gem (15:02)

Trey Gunn - Rune Song [Background Track]
Jerry Goodman - On the Future of Aviation (6:46)
Bruford [Eddie Jobson] - Forever Until Sunday (5:46)
Mahavishnu Orchestra [Jerry Goodman] - Meeting of the Spirits (6:53)
King Crimson [David Cross] - Lark's Tongues in Aspic, Part I (7:53)

King Crimson - The Night Watch [Background Track]
Europa String Choir [Cathy Stevens, Viola] - Sermon on the Mount (3:21)
Miriodor [Marie-Soleil Belanger] - Mine of Nothingness (4:00)
KBB [Akihisa Tsuboy] - Discontinuous Spiral (7:16)
Phil Keaggy [Chris Carmichael] - Highland (5:53)

Tempest [Michael Mullen] - Wizard's Walk (10:12)
Title: Retune the Sky
Post by: The Professor on July 24, 2006, 01:30:14 pm
Show #14 - Bassman's Holiday

Posted July 24th, 2006

You'll want to be careful with your speakers on this one, especially the woofers/subwoofers.  Particularly with that Gordian Knot piece leading the show off.  Wherein we celebrate the great bassists and Stickmeisters of the progressive world, and then some!  Your assignment is to let me know your favorite bass guitarist, and what tune he or she really shines on.

South Carolina band Farpoint is the feature on the South Side of the Sky segment this time around.  Thanks Woody!

Retune the Sky Intro (1:16)
Gordian Knot [Sean Malone] - Arsis (1:59)

Niacin [Billy Sheehan] - Best Laid Plans [Background Track]
~~ South Side of the Sky ~~
Farpoint - Ghost (6:41)
Farpoint - Crying in the Rain (7:11)
Farpoint - Sojourn (10:22)
Bela Fleck and the Flecktones [Victor Wooten] - Vix 9 (4:27)
Bela Fleck and the Flecktones [Victor Wooten] - Flight of the Cosmic Hippo (Reprise) (2:15)

Niacin [Billy Sheehan] - Sugar Blues [Background Track]
Rush [Geddy Lee] - Driven (4:27)
The Jelly Jam [John Myung] - Nature's Girl (5:10)
Niacin [Billy Sheehan] - Panic Button (5:37)

Trey Gunn - Third Star [Background Track]
Bruford [Jeff Berlin] - Five G (4:46)
Trey Gunn - Sozzle (4:53)
King Crimson [John Wetton] - Fallen Angel (6:04)
Yes [Chris Squire] - Roundabout (live) (8:03)

Riverside - Reality Dream [Background Track]
Kino [Pete Trawavas] - Letting Go (5:25)
Tony Levin - The Fifth Man (5:48)
Talisma [Donald Fleurent] - Double (3:22)
Miriodor [Nicolas Masino] - Le Sorcier (6:29)
Pink Floyd [Roger Waters] - One of These Days (5:57)

Porcupine Tree - Arriving Somewhere...[Background Track]
King Crimson [Trey Gunn] - The Construkction of Light (8:23)
Title: Retune the Sky
Post by: The Professor on July 31, 2006, 01:35:23 pm
Show #15 - Scratching on the Mellotron

In which we hunt down modern and old-timey music which features the Mighty Mellotron!  and offer our condolences to the friends and family of Ken Latchney, who has worked with Adrian Belew, King Crimson, and various ProjeKcts as recording engineer / soundman.  Mr. Latchney passed away at the age of 40 from a heart attack, July 27 2006.

Show Posted July 31st
Show Replay August 7th 12 noon PDT

Retune the Sky Intro (1:16)
Adrian Belew - Futurevision (4:15)

~~ South Side of the Sky ~~
Glass Hammer -  The Waiting (5:39)
Neal Morse - The Separated Man (17:59)

King Crimson - In the Wake of Poseidon (7:56)
Paatos - Still Standing (6:10)
Opeth - Windowpane (7:44)
Porcupine Tree - The Sound of Muzak (4:59)

Anyone's Daughter - Miscellaneous (6:14)
Satellite - I'll Follow the Rain (6:44)
Spock's Beard - In The Mouth Of Madness (4:45)
Yes - Sound Chaser (9:30)

Retroheads - Taking My Time (8:25)
Flower Kings - There Is More to This World (10:07)

Adrian Belew - I Remember How To Forget (3:54)
Title: Re:Retune the Sky
Post by: Shawn on August 01, 2006, 01:22:01 pm
The Mighty Mellotron!!!  What about Genesis - Watcher of the Skies?  That's a classic Tron intro!
Title: Re:Retune the Sky
Post by: The Professor on August 03, 2006, 02:08:36 pm
The Mighty Mellotron!!!  What about Genesis - Watcher of the Skies?  That's a classic Tron intro!

You betcher!  Played that awhile back and I'm trying...but not always succeeding...to not repeat myself.  But now that I look, there is no Genesis on the Mellotron playlist, which is a crying shame (not to mention, probably a criminal act on the DLBN).

[grovelling] I'll do better next time, master, truly I will! [/grovelling]
Title: Retune the Sky
Post by: The Professor on August 07, 2006, 03:26:48 pm
Show #16 - Just a Bunch of Odds n' Ends

Featuring nontraditional uses of "traditional instruments" and a couple of sets of rather bizarre stuff.  Not for the faint of heart!

Show Posted August 7th
Show Replay August 14th 12 noon PDT

Retune the Sky Intro (1:16)
Hidria Spacefolk - Gnomen (4:04)

Genesis - Watcher of the Skies (7:23)
Glass Hammer - Walking Toward Doom (2:00)   ~~ South Side of the Sky ~~
Glass Hammer - Run Lisette (10:29)                      ~~ South Side of the Sky ~~
Jethro Tull - Queen and Country (3:01)

Bill Nelson - Wild n' Dizzy (1:22)
Crash Test Dummies - How Does A Duck Know (3:42)
Porcupine Tree - Last Chance to Evacuate Planet Earth Before It Is Recycled (4:48)
League of Gentlemen - Inductive Resonance  (3:18)
Gorn, Levin, Marotta - Shepherd's Song (2:39)
Matt Seattle - Lindisfarne (2:34)

Birdsongs of the Mesozoic - Petraphonics (6:17)
Djam Karet - Forbidden By Rule (5:57)
The Devin Townsend Band - Storm (4:38)
Radical Dance - Sabre Dance (2:56)
Miriodor - The Inevitable (5:24)
Univers Zero - Triomphe de Mouches (5:36)
Pink Floyd - San Tropez (3:43)

Trey Gunn - Tehlikeli Madde (3:41)
Tunisia - After gig snippet (3:57)
Centrozoon vs. BPMM - Over the Border (4:44)

Porcupine Tree - Up the Downstair (10:09)
Porcupine Tree - Waiting Phase One (4:24)
Title: Re:Retune the Sky
Post by: The Professor on August 16, 2006, 02:27:25 pm
Show #17 - Odds n' Endz

Posted August 14th 2006
Show Replay is 12 noon PDT, August 21st

It's almost the end of Summer Vacation!  While I was free to have my brain on the shelf for a bit, letting it recharge, it is now time to bring attention to bear on the beginning of the Advent term.  Since I'm fresh out of time and new ideas, I'll just play a bunch of stuff that's new to me this summer (note:  that's new to me.  Only one band here is truly new).

Your assignment: what's new to you this summer?

Retune the Sky Intro (1:16)
Jack Foster III - Ebb and Flow (7:03)

~~ South Side of the Sky ~~
Man On Fire - Awake Pt 1:  Prayer in the Moonlight (5:21)
Man On Fire - Awake Pt 2:  Bitter Tears Burning (3:40)
Man On Fire - Awake Pt 3:  Ascension (2:10)
Man On Fire - The Block (5:37)
Man On Fire - What the Canvas Hides (5:16)

Jethro Tull - Skating Away on the Thin Ice of a New Day (3:58)
Jethro Tull - Backdoor Angels (5:29)
Jethro Tull - The Third Hoorah (4:51)
Riverside - The Same River (12:01)

Riverside - Reality Dream (6:15)
Kino - Loser's Day Parade (9:03)
Kino - Swimming In Women (5:22)
Kino - Perfect Tense (4:16)

Frost* - No Me No You (6:06)
Frost* - The Other Me (4:51)
Jack Foster III - Sense of Static (2:50)
K2 - Chapter 2: Mirror to the Spirits (6:54)

Frost* - Black Light Machine (10:07)
Title: Retune the Sky
Post by: The Professor on August 22, 2006, 12:00:01 pm
Show #18 - FM Nostalgia (Album Side Weekend)

Posted August 21st 2006
Show Replay is 12 noon PDT, August 28th

In the days of vinyl and decent radio, some stations would program an entire weekend of playing whole album sides by each artist. Here we do the same, but with a twist: the "album side" must be just one piece of music!

Retune the Sky Intro (1:16)
Genesis - Horizons (1:41)

Yes - The Gates of Delerium (21:54)

Porcupine Tree - The Sky Moves Sidewise (Phase One) (18:37)

Pink Floyd - Echoes (23:29)

Aether - Chapter XI (Odyssey: The Greatest Tale)  (21:32) *

K2 - Chapter 1: Infinite Voyage (23:24)

Glass Hammer - At the Court of Alkinoos (21:33) *

Do you have a favorite massive slab of progressive music, at least 18 minutes long? Let me know!

-The Professor

*Each of  these counts as ~~ South Side of the Sky ~~ especially Aether, which is from South America!
Title: Retune the Sky
Post by: The Professor on August 29, 2006, 10:15:17 am
Show #19 - The Birthday Show

Posted August 28th 2006
Show Replay is 12 noon PDT, September 4th

As I put together this week's show, I've turned another year older (yeah, don't ask).  So I'm just playing music that I either obtained as a gift, sounds like party music to me, or I'm just in the mood for.  And my mood swings like a pendelum.  So good luck following this one!

Retune the Sky Intro (1:16)
Yes - South Side of the Sky (7:56)

~~ South Side of the Sky ~~
Atticus Fault - Soundtrack (6:30)
Atticus Fault - My First Trip to Mars (4:12)

Smashmouth - Who's There? (3:33)

<<Party Time>>
Yes - I'm Running (7:37)
Talking Heads - Houses in Motion (4:54)
Adrian Belew - Six String (3:30)
Eric Johnson - Righteous (3:29)
Phil Keaggy - Montana (4:46)
Trey Anastasio - Inner Tube (11:22)

>>Party's Over>>
Rush - Between Sun and Moon (4:37)
B.L.U.E. - Picnic on Vesuvius (9:29)
King Crimson - Deception of the Thrush (7:11)
After Crying - Technopolis (7:54)

<< from Odyssey: The Greatest Tale <<
Minimum Vital - Etranger En Sa Demeure  (22:22)

Do you have a favorite progressive party tune, stress-reliever, or even stress-inducer? Drop me an e-mail! stephen@thedividingline.com
Title: Retune the Sky
Post by: The Professor on September 04, 2006, 02:35:15 pm
Show #20 - The Decline and Fall?  1976-1981

Posted September 4th 2006
Show Replay is 12 noon PDT, September 11th

Have you ever been tempted to pick up ELP's "Love Beach" from the cut-out bin, but just couldn't bring yourself to do it?  Are you even old enough to know what a cut-out bin is?  Do you think "Drama" even qualifies as a Yes album?  Did you freak out when you couldn't recognize Robert Fripp - or any of the music - when you went to see a reformed King Crimson play in 1981?  Did the musical direction Peter Gabriel took after leaving Genesis convince you they were better off without him?  Or maybe it was over for you when Steve Hackett left.  It doesn't matter if you answered "yes" to some, all, or none of these questions, tune in anyway!

Retune the Sky Intro (1:16)
Genesis - Behind the Lines (5:31)

Gentle Giant - I Am A Camera (3:31)
Yes - Run Through The Light (4:42)
ELP - Brain Salad Surgery (3:09)
Rush - Xanadu (11:11)

U.K. - Time to Kill (4:53)
Bruford - One of a Kind (6:45)
King Crimson - Heroes (live) (6:08)

Peter Gabriel - I Don't Remember (3:48)
Robert Fripp - New York, New York, New York (2:17)
League of Gentlemen - Inductive Resonance (3:18)

King Crimson - The Sheltering Sky (8:22)
Kansas - Magnum Opus (8:29)
Yes - On the Silent Wings of Freedom (7:45)

~~ South Side of the Sky -- WAY South ~~
Nexus - El Regreso (The Return) (27:50)
Bonus: Nexus - La Espiral (live at Radio Futuro - Chile)
Title: Retune the Sky
Post by: The Professor on September 13, 2006, 08:56:35 am
Oh, the pain!

Okay, so it wasn't that bad, but after lens-replacement surgery last Friday I was pretty much good for nothing (some say I'm always good for nothing) and decided against pre-recording an all-new show.  So please enjoy this not-too-terribly-recent ghost from Retune The Sky's limited past:

Posted Monday, September 11
Show Replay Monday, September 18 at 12 noon PDT

Welcome to Show #2: Belewfest, which got at least one positive comment at the time...that's one more than most of my shows get. So it must have been great!

Retune the Sky Intro (1:16)
King Crimson - Elephant Talk (8:55)

King Crimson - Bass Groove [Background Track]
The Bears - Life in a Nutshell (3:42)
Adrian Belew with David Bowie - Pretty Pink Rose (4:44)
King Crimson - Heroes (live) (6:08)

King Crimson - The Power To Believe Part II [Background Track]
Talking Heads - Warning Sign (live) (5:39)
Adrian Belew - Young Lions (3:51)
Kevin Max - I Went Over the Edge of the World (1:45)
Kevin Max - Deconstructing Venus (5:11)
King Crimson - Fashionable [Background Track]

King Crimson - She Shudders (0.35)
King Crimson - Eyes Wide Open (acoustic version) (4:59)
Adrian Belew - All of Her Love Is Mine (4:28)
Kevin Max - Existence (4:13)
Adrian Belew - Op Zop Too Wah (3:42)
Porcupine Tree - Deadwing (9:46)

King Crimson - Adrian's Clouds [Background Track]
King Crimson - Beautiful Rainbow (6:49)
Adrian Belew - the Gypsy Zurna (3:07)
Crash Test Dummies - God Shuffled His Feet (5:09)
Adrian Belew - Men In Helicopters (3:18)

Adrian Belew - At the Seaside Cafe [Background Track]
Project Two - Sus-tayn-Z (live) (8:05)
King Crimson - 21st Century Schizoid Man (live) (7:37)
King Crimson - Walking on Air (live) (5:35)
And some bonus bits...
Title: Retune the Sky
Post by: The Professor on September 19, 2006, 11:55:24 am
SHOW #21 - Old Made New Again

    Posted September 19th, 2006
    Show Replay is 12 noon PDT, September 25th

Covers, reinterpretations, and old mates getting back together again to perform new tunes, we've got it all on Retune The Sky today. Plus, a fine and *very* Southern feature on our South Side of the Sky segment.

    Retune the Sky Intro (1:16)
    Proto Kaw - Belexes (7:30)

    ~~ South Side of the Sky ~~
    Liquid Village - Moth (4:00)
    Liquid Village - Jazzy Thang (4:54)
    Liquid Village - Twisted (6:23)
    Los Gauchos Alemanes - Voices of Ancient Children (2:29)
    Man on Fire - Just Out of Reach (5:56)

    Retroheads - Be Aware (6:20)
    The Flower Kings - Monkey Business (4:23)
    After Crying - Invisible Legion (9:37)

    Steve Hackett - Los Endos (8:31)
    King Crimson - Three of a Perfect Pair (live) (3:42)
    Neal Morse - I'm Free / Sparks (6:36)
    Porcupine Tree - She's Moved On (5:00)

    Asia - Video Killed The Radio Star (live) (4:44)

    The Bears - Under the Volcano (4:11)
    The Syn - Some Time, Some Way (7:56)

    Proto Kaw - Theophany (11:44)
    Proto Kaw - Leaven (8:30)
Title: Retune the Sky
Post by: The Professor on September 26, 2006, 10:41:31 am
SHOW #22 - The MTV Era plus Goodbye to Pip Pyle and Boz Burrell

    Posted September 25th, 2006
    Show Replay is 12 noon PDT, October 2nd

It's the music of my undergraduate years, more or less, prog stars gone MTV, and a smattering of tunes that I found interesting while listening to FM radio during high school.  Plus a set in tribute to Pip Pyle and Boz Burrell, who have left us.

Your assignment this week - let me know about your favorite '80's progressive music.  Did you get into Roger Water's solo stuff?  Steve Hackett?  <erk> Invisible Touch?  Also let me know if you have a soft spot for a particular Boz or Pip Pyle tune.  In fact, you should let me know if you have a clue who these guys are.

    Retune the Sky Intro (1:16)
    Yes - Rhythm of Love (4:49)

    Heart - Straight On (5:10)
    Cars - Moving In Stereo (4:43)
    Cars - All Mixed Up (4:15)
    Split Enz - I Got You (3:31)

    Asia - Sole Survivor (8:26)
    Saga - On The Loose (4:14)
    GTR - When The Heart Rules The Mind (5:21)
    Marillion - Slainte Mhath (4:46)

    Thomas Dolby - One of Our Submarines (5:15)
    Kate Bush - Cloudbusting (5:10)
    Peter Gabriel - Quiet Steam (6:25)
    King Crimson - Sleepless (6:58)
    Adrian Belew - Adidas in Heat (2:48)
    Talking Heads - Life During Wartime (live) (4:54)

    Allan Holdsworth - Atavacron (4:47)
    Allan Holdsworth - Non-brewed Condiment (3:44)
    ~~ Pip Pyle ~~
    Hatfield and the North - Between Heaven and Earth (6:07)
    ~~ Boz Burrell ~~
    King Crimson - Pictures of a City (9:38)
    King Crimson - Sailor's Tale (5:20)

    iQ - Dans Le Parc Du Chateau Noir (7:38)
Title: Retune the Sky
Post by: The Professor on October 04, 2006, 10:03:37 am
SHOW #23 - Mallets, Marimbas, and Gong - The Canterbury Scene and More

Posted October 2, 2006
Show Replay is 12 noon PDT, October 9th

Including a tribute to Pip Pyle (1950-2006) and Pierre Moerlen (1952-2005)

Retune the Sky Intro (1:16)
Pure Reason Revolution - Asleep Under Eiderdown (2:51)

~~ Pierre Moerlen ~~
Gong - Chandra (7:18)
Gong - Soli (7:39)
Gong - Night Illusion (3:42)

Bill Bruford's Earthworks - Thud (4:13)
Jethro Tull - Skating Away on the Thin Ice of a New Day (3:58)
Gentle Giant - The Runaway (7:15)
Isildur's Bane - The Pilot (5:37)

~~ Pip Pyle ~~
Hatfield and the North - Oh, Len's Nature! (1:59)
Hatfield and the North - (Big) John Wayne Socks Psychology on the Jaw (0:43)
Hatfield and the North - Chaos at the Greasy Spoon (0:30)
Hatfield and the North - The Yes No Interlude (7:01)

Bruford - Travels With Myself...and Someone Else (6:15)
~~ More Pierre ~~
Mike Oldfield - Incantations Part IV (16:59)
~~ More Pip ~~
Hatfield and the North - Lying and Gracing (live) (3:58)

~~ South Side of the Sky ~~
Glass Hammer - Morrigan's Song (2:12)
Glass Hammer - Walking Toward Doom (2:00)
Glass Hammer - Mog Ruith (2:03)

Frost* - Hyperventilate (7:31)
Title: Re: Retune the Sky
Post by: The Professor on October 09, 2006, 01:14:45 pm
Apparently today's (10/9/2006) show replay was pre-empted.  So, I'm going to let it go again for next week.  As always, the archive can be streamed or downloaded at your leisure, should you not be willing to wait.

>SHOW #23 - Mallets, Marimbas, and Gong - The Canterbury Scene and More
>
>Posted October 2, 2006
>Show Replay is 12 noon PDT, October 9th
>
>Including a tribute to Pip Pyle (1950-2006) and Pierre Moerlen (1952-2005)
Title: Retune the Sky
Post by: The Professor on October 20, 2006, 08:23:58 am
SHOW #24 - Best Of
Posted October 16th, 2006
Show Replay is 12 noon PDT, October 23rd

Welcome to the "6 month show" archive, now available for streaming or download.  Or, stop by for the show replay next Monday.

Best Of - I pull out some of my favorite tunes from the first 6 months of Retune The Sky, plus a South Side of the Sky segment featuring Florida's Sonic Playground.  And in response to Vince and Daisy's extended vacation, I need My Crimson Fix.  But hey, I'm a DJ, I can play some King Crimson my own dumb self.

As to the show, should it continue?  Should the format change?  Should I play even more Crimson?  Whattaya think?

    Retune the Sky Intro (1:16)
    Niacin - Blue Mondo

    Sonic Playground - Lunar Landing ~~ South Side of the Sky ~~
    Sonic Playground - Tracking Station ~~ South Side of the Sky ~~
    Frost* - The Other Me

    Satellite - Rush
    RPWL - Roses
    Kino - Letting Go

    Proto Kaw - Quantum Leapfrog
    Gordian Knot - The Brook The Ocean
    Miriodor - Mine of Nothingness
    Pat Metheny Group - Roots of Coincidence

    ~~ My Crimson Fix ~~
    ProjeKct Two - Sus-tayn-Z (live)
    King Crimson - Indiscipline (live)
    ProjeKct X - Heaven and Earth

    Porcupine Tree - Arriving Somewhere But Not Here
    Cafiene - Atomik

    Yes - Tempus Fugit
Title: Retune the Sky
Post by: The Professor on October 25, 2006, 02:03:15 pm
Late one this week....life happens   :o


 SHOW #25 - Spinning the Dial

 Posted October 25th, 2006
 Show Replay is 12 noon PDT, October 30th

 The first set features bands/artists linked by performances in Nashville (last November) and Chattanooga
 (last week).  The Neal Morse tune features Randy George who guested with Salem Hill, the Salem Hill
 tune features Carl Groves who has guested with Glass Hammer (twice), and so on. Then we spin the
 dial and play whatever comes up!

    Retune the Sky Intro (1:16)
    Glass Hammer - A Cup of Trembling (live) (9:31)

    ~~ (More) South Side of the Sky ~~~
    Trurl - Darth Tater Boogie (Director's Cut) (2:16)
    Neal Morse - Back to the Garden (4:27)
    Salem Hill - Children of the Dust (5:24)
    David Wallimann - Waiting for the Sun to Rise (5:07)

    Satellite - Why (6:59)
    Frost* - Snowman (3:55)
    Jack Foster III - Strange New Muse (6:17)
    Karnataka - Heart of Stone (10:31)

    Isilder's Bane - In a State of Comprehension (4:24)
    Salem Hill - The Future Me (18:52)

    CG3+2 - Zundoko-Bushi (3:37)
    CG3+2 - Heart of the Sunrise (7:15)
    California Guitar Trio - Train to Lamy Suite (4:19)

    Retroheads - Black Hole Eyes (6:50)
    Porcupine Tree - Blackest Eyes (4:23)

    King Crimson - Happy With What You Have To Be Happy With (4:12)
Title: Retune the Sky
Post by: The Professor on November 13, 2006, 08:54:11 am
SHOW #26 - Spotlight on Peter Gabriel

Posted November 10th, 2006
Show Replay is 12 noon PDT, November 13th AND November 20th

I heard the tune "Darkness" from 2003's Growing Up Live and loved it.  Good enough excuse to do a Gabriel career retrospective and spend some time enjoying some fine tunes from that release.  And okay, so the "then there were three..." Genesis is reforming and Gabriel has way too much going on to join up.  All the better for the listeners, I say, more music for everyone!

Your assignment this week is to share with me your favorite Gabriel, whether solo, Genesis, or collaboration.

    Peter Gabriel - Darkness (live) (6:38)

    Genesis - Time Table (4:47)
    Genesis - Firth of Fifth (9:38)
    Genesis - The Musical Box (10:29)

    Kevin Gilbert - Back in NYC (6:38)
    Peter Gabriel - Solsbury Hill (4:20)
    Peter Gabriel - Games Without Frontiers (3:57)
    Peter Gabriel with Robert Fripp - Here Comes the Flood (live) (4:07)

    Project Lo - Mercy Street (6:27)
    Peter Gabriel - Red Rain (live) (6:20)
    Peter Gabriel - Digging in the Dirt (live) (6:13)
    Peter Gabriel - Quiet Steam (6:25)

    ~~ Has a Thing For Animals Doesn't He? ~~
    Peter Gabriel with Laurie Anderson - Excellent Birds (3:16)
    Peter Gabriel - Shock The Monkey (3:57)
    Tony Levin - Dog One (5:15)

    Peter Gabriel - Signal To Noise (live) (7:59)
    Genesis - The Cinema Show (11:03)
Title: Retune the Sky
Post by: The Professor on December 06, 2006, 11:08:59 am
Wait what happened to Show #27???

Well if you missed it, my fault, ask me about it sometime...it was great:

Show #27 - YesSolos

I finally found Jon Anderson's "Olias of Sunhillow" on CD and thought I'd share a few tracks from it.  One thing led to another, and I soon found myself listening to selected solo tracks from the various Yesmen, both on Yes releases and on their own.  Round it out (roundabout?) with some tributes, some choice Yes pieces, and you have The Professor returning to yesterday, and his first "art rock" love...Yes.  Before things get too happy-clappy I return to My Crimson Fix for a fripped-out change of pace.  We'll start everything off with the thunderous live version of "Yours Is No Disgrace" from the 1973 release Yessongs.

Retune the Sky Intro (1:16)
Yes - Yours Is No Disgrace (live) (14:26)

Jon Anderson - Qoquaq En Transic / Naon / Transic T\"o (7:08)
Patrick Moraz - Soon (5:26)
Yes featuring Steve Howe - The Clap (live) (3:18)
Chris Squire - You By My Side (5:03)

Steve Howe - Pleasure Stole the Night (2:55)
Yes featuring Rick Wakeman - Excerpt from the Six Wives of Henry VIII (live) (6:39)
Peter Banks - Astral Traveler (7:02)
Cairo - South Side of the Sky (8:03)

~~ My Crimson Fix ~~
King Crimson - The Great Deceiver (4:02)
King Crimson - The Talking Drum / Lark's Tongues in Aspic Part II (live) (10:16)
King Crimson - Walking on Air (live) (5:35)

Steve Howe - Labyrinth (4:00)
White - Crazy Believer  (4:41)
Yes - Magnification (7:17)
Chris Squire - Safe (Canon Song) (14:58)

Podcast, anyone?
Title: Retune the Sky
Post by: The Professor on December 06, 2006, 11:09:47 am
SHOW #28 - What Shall We Call It This Week?

    Posted December 5th, 2006
    Show Replay is 12 noon PDT, December 11th

PROGRAM NOTE: There will be a new show each week until Christmas (the 11th, 18th, and 25th), then I'll knock off for Christmas break, and be back with a new show the first week of January.

Newer music this week, and more stuff new to RTS:  Sieges Even, Jadis, Arena, and Rocket Scientists to name a few.  But I'm not done with the Jon Anderson and King Crimson fling, so expect another throwback album side.

    Retune the Sky Intro (1:16)
    Rocket Scientists - Ptolemy (5:46)

    Kino - Leave a Light On (6:17)
    Jadis - I Hear Your Voice (6:05)
    Arena - Opera Fanatica (13:07)

    ~~ Makinamotze's Crimson Fix Pt.1 ~~
    King Crimson - Lizard (featuring Jon Anderson) (23:14) [request]
    King Crimson - Indoor Games (5:37)

    Porcupine Tree - Every Home Is Wired (5:13)
    Pure Reason Revolution - The Bright Ambassadors of Morning (11:56)

    Fractal - Fractal Countdown (7:01)
    Jadis - Who I Am (6:07)
    Sieges Even - Unbreakable (8:59)

    ProjeKct Four - Hindu Fizz (4:46)
    ProjeKct Four - The Deception of the Thrush (7:12)

Correction: I made the mistake of saying that the first album by Fractal was self-titled; WRONG! it's actually called Continuum which is a waaay cool name.
Title: Retune the Sky
Post by: The Professor on December 14, 2006, 04:26:19 pm
SHOW #29 - Artist Spotlight: Neal Morse

   Posted December 14th, 2006
   Show Replay is 12 noon PDT, December 18th

Some tasty bits (some quite long!) from Neal Morse's career, focusing on the years from 1999 to the present.

PROGRAM NOTE: There will be a special Christmas Retune The Sky posted 12/21/06 which will replay on Christmas 25th and January 1st while I'm on Christmas break. I'll be back with a new show the first week of January.

Your assignment this week is to let me know of your favorite Neal tunes, from any project he's been involved with. Also feel free to suggest an artist for the next Artist Spotlight, and you can always e-mail me your favorite Crimson-related stuff for your very own Crimson Fix.

    Retune the Sky Intro (1:16)
    Spock's Beard - Revelation (6:05)

    Transatlantic - Suite Charlotte Pike (14:35)
    Morse Portnoy George - Tuesday Afternoon (6:33)

    Neal Morse - Author of Confusion (9:32)
    Spock's Beard - Stranger in a Strange Land / Long Time Suffering (10:32)
    Morse Portnoy George - Badge (2:52)

    Neal Morse - Living Out Loud (4:33)
    Transatlantic - We All Need Some Light - live (6:43)
    Spock's Beard - Open Wide The Floodgates / Open The Gates 2 (9:16)

    Neal Morse - A Whole Nother Trip (23:57)

    Neal Morse - In The Fire / Solid As The Sun (7:25+6:13)

    ~~ Makinamotze's Crimson Fix Pt.2 ~~
    King Crimson (live) - Lark's Tonque's in Apsic, Pt. 1 (6:53) [request]
    King Crimson (live) - Lark's Tonque's in Apsic, Pt. 2 (7:31) [request]
Title: Retune the Sky
Post by: The Professor on January 08, 2007, 04:03:32 pm
Show #30 - First Steps to Christmas
   
   Posted December 21st, 2006
   Show Replay is 12 noon PDT, December 25th and New Year's Day

Retune the Sky Intro (1:16)

California Guitar Trio - Carol of the Bells  (2:35)
L.A. Guitar Quartet - 4 Variations on Twinkle, Twinkle (6:26)
Neal Morse - Love Lay in Bethlehem (4:10)
Glass Hammer - Chronos Deliverer (5:50)
Ludwig Guttler Brass Ensemble - In Dulce Jublio (2:16)

California Guitar Trio - Jingle Bells (2:11)
Neal Morse - Elvis Christmas (3:42)
Jethro Tull - God Rest Ye Merry Gentle Persons (4:57)
Neal Morse - Sinatra Christmas (3:35)
Neal Morse - Swingin' Holiday (2:13)
Jon Anderson - Easier Said Than Done (4:14)
Jon Anderson - Save All Your Love (3:11)
California Guitar Trio - Happy Xmas (3:55)

Ludwig Guttler Brass Ensemble - Von Himmel hoch (1:34)
California Guitar Trio - Unto Us A Child Is Born (3:45)
Neal Morse - Hallelujah,  the King is Born (4:49)
Proto Kaw - Heavenly Man (5:56)
Cafiene - Cathedrale (10:44)

Glass Hammer - Having Caught A Glimpse (13:44)
Title: Retune the Sky
Post by: The Professor on January 08, 2007, 04:06:41 pm
Show #31 - What I Got for Christmas

    Posted Janurary 8th, 2007
    Show Replay is 12 noon PDT, January 15th, 2007

Usually I have to buy my own progressive stuff with whatever gift cards  or cash I find under the tree, but I had a bit of a surprise this time.  And of course I did buy myself more CDs...duh! Try asking YOUR aunt for  "Birdsongs of the Mesozoic" sometime...and see what kind of look YOU get from her 8^).

   Retune the Sky Intro (1:16)
   Rush - Driven (live) (5:15)

   ~~ Makinamotze's Crimson Fix Pt. 3 + One ~~
   King Crimson (live) - Lark's Tongue's in Apsic, Pt. 3 (5:05) [request]
   King Crimson (live) - Thela Hun Ginjeet (5:50)
   King Crimson (live) - Lark's Tongue's in Apsic, Pt. 4 (10:26) [request]

   Headshear - Urban Conversation (5:09)
   New Cars - You're All I've Got Tonight (5:22)
   Strontium 90 - 3 O'Clock Shot (live) (5:18)

   Gong - Chandra (7:18)
   Jethro Tull - Nothing Is Easy (4:26)
   Jethro Tull - Sweet Dream (4:05)
   Jethro Tull - Fat Man (2:52)
   Jethro Tull - Reasons for Waiting (4:07)

   Strontium 90 - Towers Tumbled (5:31)
   Strontium 90 - Electron Romance (live) (7:57)
   New Cars - Moving In Stereo (5:14)
   Birdsongs of the Mesozoic - One Hundred Cycles (5:23)

   Birdsongs of the Mesozoic - The Insidious Revenge of Ultima Thule (9:20)
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Post by: The Professor on January 22, 2007, 12:14:32 pm
SHOW #5 ARCHIVAL REPLAY - Music from the Continent

   Posted Janurary 22nd, 2007

The move was this past weekend! I finally have all of my stuff in the new digs on a different mountain. But, I had no time to record a new show...please enjoy this one from the archives!  A new show next week...expect at least one great genre-defining epic for that one.

    Retune the Sky Intro
    Cafiene - Hubble (7:04)

    Hidria Spacefolk - Amos Ame [Background Track]
    Gongzilla - Bad Habit (3:25)
    Talisma - Dementia (3:29)
    Miriodor - Bulgarian Cave (5:58)
    Hidria Spacefolk - Sindran Rastafan (9:20)

    TUNER - Loopy Llama [Background Track]
    Opeth - Atonement (6:28)
    Star One - High Moon (5:36)
    Therion - Ship of Luna (6:28)

    After Crying - Face to Face [Background Track]
    After Crying - Wanna Be A Member? (4:31)
    White Willow - Paper Moon (6:44)
    Deus Ex Machina - Exordium (9:15)
    Isildur's Bane - The Flight Onward - Phases 1 - 5 (12:04)

    Miriodor - Avatar [Background Track]
    Satellite - Take It As It Is (3:00)
    NIL - Eregeneration (14:32)
    The Flower Kings - In the Eyes of the World (10:38)

    Therion - Via Nocturna [Background Track]
    Cafiene - Cathedrale (10:44)
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Post by: The Professor on February 01, 2007, 01:41:26 pm
SHOW #32 - Bookends

   Posted Janurary 29th, 2007

The bookends are massive Epics, one the great-granddaddy of them all,  the other of a much more recent vintage, not to mention nearly twice as long. And they serve to hold in a smattering of the great music one has come to expect from The Dividing Line Broadcast Network, threatening to burst the seams nevertheless.

   Retune the Sky Intro (1:16)

   Yes - Close To The Edge (18:44)

   Emerson Lake & Palmer - Hoedown (3:46)
   Glass Hammer - Stranger from the Sky (4:56) ~~ South Side of the Sky ~
   IQ - The Thousand Days (5:12)
   Spock's Beard - Good Don't Last (11:26)

   Phil Keaggy - Don't Pass Me By (3:44)
   ~~ My Crimsonite Fix ~~
   Adrian Belew - Troubles (3:14)
   Trey Gunn - Untune the Sky (7:17)
   Bruford Levin Upper Extremities - Cerulean Sea (7:05)
   King Crimson - Level Five (7:17)

   Transatlantic - All Of The Above (30:21) ~~ South Side of the Sky, Sorta ~
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Post by: The Professor on February 13, 2007, 01:16:18 pm
SHOW #33 - Blame it on RIO

   Posted February 12th, 2007
   Show replay is February 19th at 12:00 PST

Adventurous listeners needed for this one! RIO, or Rock In Opposition, has been with us since the early days of the Canterbury Scene in the UK and is still with us, though perhaps not as overtly political, in the form of bands like Miriodor and Univers Zero. Here I stretch my
listener's ears a bit with some RIO, Avant-prog, and other musical tomes from off-the-beaten-prog-path.

You have an assignment: have a favorite piece of music that could be classified in these sub-genres? Let me know! And if you hate it all, let me know that as well  ;)

And a hearty good morning and welcome to the newest in the DLBN DJ family, Tasha!

 Retune the Sky Intro (1:16)
 Miriodor - In A Matter of Speech (6:32)

 Djam Karet - Heads of Ni-Oh (8:03)
 Moraz/Bruford - Living Space (3:53)
 Birdsongs Of The Mesozoic - Nevergreen (7:32)

 ~~ My Crimson Fix ~~
 Adrian Belew - Beat Box Car (4:30) ~~ South Side of the Sky ~~
 ProjeKct Four - Ghost (Part 1) (24:22)

 Univers Zero - Triomphe des Mouches (5:36)
 Djam Karet - Forbidden By Rule (5:57)
 Birdsongs of the Mesozoic - Music Inspired By 1001 Real Apes - Dinosaurs Theme (3:34)
 Birdsongs of the Mesozoic - Music Inspired By 1001 Real Apes - Gravity Theme (6:29)
 Birdsongs of the Mesozoic - Music Inspired By 1001 Real Apes - Quincy Sore Throat Theme (3:57)

 Nil - Le Garden (20:11)
 Miriodor - The Inevitable (5:24)

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Post by: The Professor on February 26, 2007, 12:17:43 pm
SHOW #6 ARCHIVAL REPLAY - Relax, Revibrate

    Posted February 26th, 2007

You have an assignment: what music do you listen to when you need to let all the cares of the day go by the wayside,
when you need to relax and let your brain revibrate? Let me know! at stephen@thedividingline.com. If you missed the
very first episode of "Speechless" (by our newest DLBN DJ, Tasha) last Saturday, don't forget to check out the archive!

    Retune the Sky Intro (1:16)
    Tony Levin - Phobos (7:09)

    Steve Hackett - Valley of the Kings [Background Track]
    Steve Hackett - Watcher of the Skies (8:40)
    Karnataka - Heart of Stone (10:31)

    ptintrotape03 [Background Track]
    Proto Kaw  - Alt. More Worlds Than Known (7:30)
    Porcupine Tree  - Arriving Somewhere But Not Here (12:02)

    ~~ My Crimson Fix~~
    King Crimson - Virtuous Circle [Background Track]
    Bruford Levin Upper Extremities - Fin de Siecle (5:48)
    King Crimson - Neal and Jack and Me (4:22)
    King Crimson - Deception of the Thrush (live) (13:07)
    ProjeKct X - Heaven and Earth (8:19)

    ~~ South Side of the Sky ~~
    Salem Hill - Evil One (6:31)
    Salem Hill - Children of the Dust (5:24)
    Salem Hill - Love Won't Save the World (6:06)

    Glass Hammer - A Maker of Crowns (15:22)

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Post by: The Professor on April 02, 2007, 11:47:45 am
SHOW #35 - Artist Spotlight: Allan Holdsworth

   Posted April 2nd, 2007

    Retune the Sky Intro (1:16)
    Bruford - Feinting In Coils (6:37)

    ~~ Mark and Tasha's Crimson Fix ~~
    King Crimson - Cat Food (4:55)(for Mark)
    King Crimson - In The Wake of Poseidon (8:01) (for Mark)
    King Crimson - Epitaph (8:49) (for Tasha)

    ~~ Holdsworth As Bandmember ~~
    U.K. - In The Dead of Night (5:35)
    Bruford - Travels with Myself...and Someone Else (6:15)
    Gong - Three Blind Mice (4:46)
    Gongzilla - Bad Habits (3:29)

    ~~ Solo Work ~~
    Allan Holdsworth - Non-brewed Condiment (3:39)
    Allan Holdsworth - Dominant Plague (4:48)
    Allan Holdsworth - Atavachron (5:48)
    Allan Holdsworth - Dodgy Boat (5:37)

    ~~ Ian Wallace with KC ~
    King Crimson - Sailor's Tale (7:29)
    King Crimson - 21st Century Schizoid Man - live (9:00)

    ~ More Allan including Recent Work ~~
    Allan Holdsworth - Wardencliffe Tower (8:44)
    K2 - Chapter Two (6:54)
    K2 - Chapter Five (5:54)
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Post by: The Professor on April 16, 2007, 11:34:23 am
SHOW #7 ARCHIVAL REPLAY - Braindead Revisited

   Posted: April 16, 2007

Today I was set to debut a show exploring the role of organ in progressive music.  While putting it together, I learned of the shootings on the campus of Virginia Tech, the largest public university in the state of Virginia.  The director of research into Human-Computer Interaction At Virginia Tech is a friend of mine, as are some of his graduate students.

These are people I love.  So, no new show today while I pray and worry.  In the meantime, please try to enjoy this mindless entertainment from last May.

   Retune the Sky Intro (1:16)
   Underground Railroad - May-Fly (3:50)
 
   OSI - Dirt From a Holy Place [Background Track]
   Chroma Key - Another Permanent Address (5:05)
   OSI - Head (5:18)
   The Jelly Jam - Nature's Girl (5:10) 
   Rush - Cut to the Chase (4:48)

   Nil - 198 [Background Track]
   Kevin Max - Her Game (4:08)
   The Bears - Mr. Bonaparte (3:54)
   Steve Taylor - Violent Blue (live) (4:00)
   Porcupine Tree - Synesthesia (7:54)
   Adrian Belew - Futurevision (4:15)

   Tony Levin - Ooze [Background Track]
   California Guitar Trio - Zundoko-Bushi (3:37)
   King Crimson - Indiscipline (live) (8:12)
   Gordian Knot - Singing Deep Mountain (9:00)

   Robert Fripp String Quartet - Blue [Background Track]
   Yes - Future Times / Rejoice (6:44)
   Glass Hammer - Farewell to Shadowlands (7:30)
   Under The Sun - This Golden Voyage (7:15)
 
   Steve Hackett - Waiting Room Only [Background Track]
   Steve Hackett - Los Endos (8:51)
   Genesis - Firth of Fifth (9:38)
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Post by: The Professor on May 21, 2007, 09:24:44 am
SHOW #36 - Organisms

   Posted: April 30, 2007

A show exploring the role of organ in progressive music. And yes, my colleague at Virginia Tech is fine.

  Retune the Sky Intro (1:16)
  Pink Floyd - One of These Days (5:57)

  Yes - Then (5:46)

  ~~ My Crimsonite Fix ~~
  Adrian Belew - Water Turns to Wine (3:46)
  Adrian Belew - Crunk (1:17)
  Adrian Belew - Drive (3:27)
  Adrian Belew - Beat Box Car (4:30)
  Tony Levin Band - Back in N.Y.C. (6:17)

  ~~ Ye Olde Time Organ ~~
  Niacin - Ratta McQue (3:48)
  Spock's Beard - All On A Sunday (4:04)
  Retroheads - Urban Flight Delight (6:53)
  iQ - Outer Limits (8:15)

  Deus Ex Machina - Exordium (9:15)
  Genesis - Seven Stones (5:12)
  The Flower Kings - Big Puzzle (13:34)

  ~~ Clearing The Pipes ~~
  Glass Hammer - Long and Long Ago - excerpt (4:10)
  Glass Hammer - Lirazel (4:33)
  J.S. Bach - Fantasia in G Minor (7:46)
  Yes - Awaken (15:35)
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Post by: The Professor on May 21, 2007, 09:29:09 am
Show #37 - Artist Spotlight: California Guitar Trio

  Posted: May 14, 2007

This program was posted last Monday (5/14) but I'm just now alerting the public!  You have another week (starting with the show replay on 5/21) to enjoy about 90 minutes of progressive music based on mostly acoustic guitar, with only the occasional drum or bass thrown in.  The last 30 minutes or so we'll have some more music featuring those good old organ sounds.

  Retune the Sky Intro (1:16)
  California Guitar Trio (CG3+2) - Melrose Avenue (2:19)

  ~~ My Crimsonite Fix ~~
  Robert Fripp String Quintet - Ka-Non Power (4:09)
  Robert Fripp String Quintet - Yamanishi Blues (2:41)
  Robert Fripp String Quintet - Blockhead (3:19)
  Tony Levin Band - Apollo (6:49)

  California Guitar Trio (CG3+2) - Zundoko Bushi (3:37)
  California Guitar Trio (CG3+2) - Dancing Ann (3:38)
  California Guitar Trio (CG3+2) - Dance of Maya (7:14) 

  California Guitar Trio - Red Iguana (3:15)
  California Guitar Trio - Train to Lamy Suite (4:19)
  California Guitar Trio - Relative Illusion (3:39)
  "It's Dear Old Uncle Bobby"
  California Guitar Trio - Led Foot (4:20)
  California Guitar Trio - Allegro Con Brio, Symphony No. 5 (Beethoven) (2:58)

  League of Craft Guitarists - A Connecticut Yankee in the Court of King Arthur (2:26)
  California Guitar Trio - Great Divide (2:31)
  California Guitar Trio (CG3+2) - Heart of the Sunrise (7:15)

  California Guitar Trio - Cantharsis (3:12)
  California Guitar Trio - Cosmo Calypso (5:33)

  Gazpacho - Chequered Light Buildings (6:34)
  C.A.P. - Sulle Ali Del Sogno Odissea : Libri XIV, XV, XVI (28:16)

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Post by: The Professor on June 15, 2007, 12:52:32 pm
Show #38 - Modern Masterworks

    Posted: May 28th, 2007

 A collection of recent offerings from bands both old and new (to me), most of them of epic proportions.

   Retune the Sky Intro (1:16)
   IZZ - Deception (7:17)
   Magic Pie - Circus of Life Part 3: What If... (8:04)
   Glass Hammer - At the Court of Alkinoos (21:33) - request (thanks to Thomas)
   Gazpacho - Massive Illusion (13:37)
   Porcupine Tree - Anesthetize (17:42)
   The Gourishankar - ...end (8:40)
   Frost* - Milliontown (26:35)

   Bonus track (unannounced): Happy The Man - Il Quinto Mare (7:22)

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Post by: The Professor on June 15, 2007, 12:55:58 pm
Show #39 - A Yes Fix plus Mini-Artist Spotlight: John Mitchell

   Posted: June 15th, 2007
   Show Replay June 18th at 12:00 noon PDT

Okay, the delayed RTS #39 is up, with an hour or so of Yes Music+, a  short mini-spotlight on John Mitchell, guitarist/vocalist with four or five or twenty side projects to his credit, and another track from Odyssey: The Greatest Tale.

   Retune the Sky Intro (1:16)
   Yes - Going For The One (5:35)

   Stanley Snail - Siberian Khatru (8:08)
   Yes - Mind Drive (18:38)

   Yes - Starship Trooper (9:29)
   Yes - DreamTime (10:45)

   ~~ Mini Artist-Spotlight : John Mitchell ~~
   Frost* - Black Light Machine (10:07)
   Kino - Perfect Tense (4:16)
   The Urbane - Staring at the Sun (6:01)

   Arena - Elea (2:36)
   Arena - Shattered Room (9:46)
   Arena - Serenity (2:10)
   Arena - Opera Fanatica (13:07)

   XII Alphonse - From Ismarus to the Land of Death (26:01)
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Post by: The Professor on July 05, 2007, 10:51:41 am
Show #40 - Paired Up

  Posted: July 2nd, 2007
  Show Replay July 9th at 12 noon PDT

A jazzier show than I've played in a bit, the first hour or so at least.  I've grouped or paired up tunes in sets that have some similarity, mostly in style or instrumentation, including some new music by Frogg Cafe.  The second half of the show is the longest slab of Progressive Epicness I've ever come across - Galleon's opus "The Ocean".

  Retune the Sky Intro (1:16)
  King Crimson - The Great Deceiver (4:02)

  Frogg Cafe - Space Dust (8:39)
  Mahavishnu Orchestra - Meeting of the Spirits (6:53)
  Miriodor - The Inevitable (5:24)

  Bruford Levin Upper Extremities - Cobalt Canyons (7:29)
  Frogg Cafe - Gagutz (11:18)
  Bill Bruford's Earthworks - My Heart Declares a Holiday (4:40)

  Porcupine Tree - Gravity Eyelids (7:56)
  Gazpacho - Upside Down (9:41)

  Galleon - The Ocean (52:07)

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Post by: The Professor on August 10, 2007, 12:27:28 pm
Show #41 - Progski - Music of Eastern Europe

   Posted: July 23rd, 2007 for download/stream anytime
   Show replay at 12 noon PDT July 30th and August 6th

It's a (dissolved) Warsaw Pact progressive (especially neoprogressive) feast as we study the similarities and disparities of music which has
come to us the last two decades from Poland, Hungary, and Russia. In my brief reading of it, the family tree is Collage -> Satellite and
Collage -> Believe, and your assignment is to fill in the tree for the other bands if there are any "roots to branches" I've missed. I could
also use a little pronunciation help with the musicians names!

Please also let me know of other eastern European / Russian bands that we should know more about.

 Retune the Sky Intro (1:16)
 Collage - Heroes Cry (6:39)

 ~~Polish Progressive Metal - Bludgeoning Time~~
 Indukti - Freder (7:30)
 Indukti - Cold Inside...I (4:06)
 Indukti - No. 11812 (8:00)
 Riverside - Reality Dream (6:15)

 ~~The Neoprogressive Influence~~
 After... - Dreams Hang on Walls (4:25)
 Believe - Pain (5:15)
 Believe - What Is Love (7:42)
 After... - Away (4:31)

 ~~Hungary~~
 After Crying - Secret Service (15:24)
 After Crying - Technopolis (7:50)

 ~~Back to Poland~~
 Satellite - Beautiful World (9:05)
 After... - Kite (10:36)

 ~~Russia~~
 The Gourishankar - Syx (11:09)

Addendum: DaveP In Memoriam

 Robert Fripp - A Cathedral of Tears (background track)
 Satellite - Take It As It Is
 Rush - The Main Monkey Business
 Porcupine Tree - Arriving Somewhere, But Not Here
 The Jelly Jams - Nature's Girl
 Kansas - Magnum Opus

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Post by: The Professor on September 10, 2007, 12:49:03 pm
Show #42 - Life, the Universe, and Everything

  Posted: August 20th, 2007 for download/stream anytime
  Show replay at 12 noon PDT August 20th

Well, it's the 42nd Retune The Sky, and those of us who have spent time in Douglas Adams' universe know that 42 is the answer to the question of Life, the Universe, and Everything. To that end, a show about Life, the Universe, and just about Everything!

Retune the Sky Intro (1:16)
Satellite - You Know and I Know (3:25)

 ~~ Life ~~
Douglas Adams - BBC Radio Collection - It Is Of Course Well Known (2:12)
Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody (5:55)
Chroma Key - On The Page (4:22)
The Cars - Moving In Stereo (4:42)
King Crimson - Facts of Life (6:38)

Gentle Giant - Way of Life (7:52)
Human Life Index - HLI (5:25)
Proto Kaw - Alt. More Worlds Than Known (7:30)

 ~~ The Universe ~~
Genesis - Watcher of the Skies (7:23)
Frameshift - Above the Grass (6:50)
Jon Anderson - Solid Space (5:21)

Douglas Adams - BBC Radio Collection - The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2:10)
Trey Gunn - Acquiring Canopus (4:40)
ABWH - The Order of the Universe (9:02)

 ~~ and Everything ~~
Douglas Adams - Life, The Universe, And Everything (3:23)
Chain - Last Chance to See (10:11)
Flower Kings - Cosmic Circus (3:12)
Ayreon - The First Man on Earth (7:19)

Glass Hammer - Behind the Great Beyond (20:27)

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Title: Retune the Sky
Post by: The Professor on September 10, 2007, 12:51:26 pm
Show #43 - The Southern Side of the Sky

  Posted: September 10th, 2007 for download/stream anytime
  Show replay at 12 noon PDT September 10th and September 17th

It's been awhile since I've played a "South Side of the Sky" set on the show, so here's one entire program devoted to music from the Southern United States, land of pork rinds, Moon Pies, and some great progressive music. From Florida, through Georgia and Tennessee, and across to Texas, it's all here. To cap it all off, I play an extended set of my favorites from Adrian Belew's last three releases, Side 1, Side 2, and Side 3.

Retune the Sky Intro (1:16)
Little Atlas - The Ballad of Eddie Wanderlust (7:33)

Dixie Dregs - Take It Off The Top (4:06)
Dixie Dregs - Little Kids (2:05)
Dixie Dregs - Odyssey (7:36)
Dixie Dregs - Night Meets Light (7:59)

Platypus - Chimes (4:44)
Platypus - Gone (6:38)
Liquid Village - One The Flesh (4:34)
Bolt - Division By Zero (5:49)
Salem Hill - All Fall Down (7:12)

Man On Fire - Awake i. Prayer in the Moonlight (5:21)
Man On Fire - Awake ii. Bitter Tears Burning (3:40)
Man On Fire - Awake iii. Ascension (2:10)
Glass Hammer - Run Lissette (10:29)

~~ BIG ELECTRIC BELEW SET ~~
Adrian Belew - Beat Box Guitar (5:08)
Adrian Belew - Matchless Man (2:33)
Adrian Belew - Under The Radar (1:39)
Adrian Belew - Water Turns To Wine (3:46)
Adrian Belew - Ampersand (4:23)

Adrian Belew - Face To Face (3:03)
Adrian Belew - Whatever (3:17)
Adrian Belew - I Wish I Knew (3:19)
Adrian Belew - Drive (3:27)
Adrian Belew - Beat Box Car (4:30)

Enjoy!

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Title: Retune the Sky
Post by: The Professor on November 12, 2007, 11:54:43 am

 Show #44 - Odyssey, Part I

   Posted: October 1st, 2007 for download/stream anytime
   Show replay at 12 noon PDT October 7th

 Retune the Sky Intro (1:16)
 Cafiene - Les Conquerants (3:11)

 Nathan Mahl - Of Longings, Suitors, Dieties, and Quests (24:07)

 ~~ My Crimson Fix ~~
 King Crimson - The Mincer (4:08)
 King Crimson - When I Say Stop, Continue (5:20)
 King Crimson - VROOM VROOM (live) (5:01)

 Simon Says - Minds of Mortal Men (25:40)

 Sieges Even - The Lonely View of Condors (6:14)
 Jadis - All You've Ever Know (6:41)

 Tempano - Chapter VII (24:14)
Title: Retune the Sky
Post by: The Professor on November 12, 2007, 11:57:09 am
Show #45 - Odyssey, the Greatest Tale: Part I
    or, That 70's Sensibility

   Posted: October 18th, 2007
   Show replay at 12 noon PDT October 22nd

 Finishing up playing tunes from the Odyssey this week, plus new music
 from Circa, Jordan Rudess, and Glass Hammer. Jon Anderson guests on one
 of these three band's new releases, see if you can guess which before
 having a listen.

 Retune the Sky Intro (1:16)
 Circa - Cut The Ties (5:40)

 Glass Hammer - South Side of the Sky (9:25)
 Glass Hammer - Life In Light (7:34)
 Jordan Rudess - Soundchaser (12:54)

 ~~ Odyssey: The Greatest Tale ~~
 Minimum Vital - Etranger En Sa Demeure (22:22)

 Glass Hammer - At the Court of Alkinoos (21:33)

 Aether - Chapter XI (21:32)


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Title: Retune the Sky
Post by: The Professor on November 12, 2007, 11:58:22 am
Show #46 - More of the New, Some of the Olde

   Posted: November 12th, 2007
   Show replay at 12 noon PDT November 18th

 More of the new Glass Hammer release, more new Jordan Rudess, some new
 and not-so-new music featuring Tony Levin, and a couple of surprises.

 Retune the Sky Intro (1:16)
 Glass Hammer - Rest (6:36)

 Glass Hammer - The Sun Song (9:36)
 Glass Hammer - Ember Without Name (16:38)

 ~~ My Crimson Fix ~~
 King Crimson - Satori In Tangiers (3:35)
 Tony Levin - Gut String Theory (3:28)
 Tony Levin Band - Black Dog (live - 5:37)
 Tony Levin Band - Back in N.Y.C. (live - 6:15)
 Tony Levin - Slow Glide (4:01)

 Gentle Giant - Knots (4:06)
 Jordan Rudess - Just the Same (8:22)
 Spocks Beard - Gibberish (4:18)

 Jordan Rudess - Dance on a Volcano (8:44)
 Pat Metheny - Electric Counterpoint (4:39)

 Glass Hammer - Into Thin Air (19:19)

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Title: Re: Retune the Sky
Post by: The Professor on December 13, 2007, 11:31:27 am
Show #47 - Set Theory

   Posted: November 26th, 2007 (but show broadcast was cutoff)
   Show replay December 3rd at 12 noon PDT

Sets from some artists I've been listening to lately: Proto Kaw, Man on Fire, Kansas, Neal Morse (well, a set of one) and the usual Crimson  set, this time all from the Discipline-era band.

Retune the Sky Intro (1:16)
Proto Kaw - Melicus Gladiator (4:52)

Proto Kaw - Osvaldo's Groceries (3:17)
Proto Kaw - Physic (5:43)
Proto Kaw - Quantum Leapfrog (5:44)
Proto Kaw - Occasion of Your Honest Dreaming (3:40)

Man on Fire - The Block (5:37)
Man on Fire - Mr Lie (5:50)
Man on Fire - Broken (6:27)
Man on Fire - Habitat (8:15)

~~ Crimson Fix ~~
King Crimson - Neal and Jack and Me (4:22)
King Crimson - Industry - live (7:31)
King Crimson - Indiscipline - live (8:12)

Mike Keneally - Land of Broken Dreams (2:28)
Kansas - On the Other Side (6:26)
Kansas - Reason To Be (3:50)
Kansas - Glimpse of Home (6:37)

Neal Morse - The Conflict (25:00)

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Title: Retune the Sky
Post by: The Professor on December 13, 2007, 11:32:57 am
Show #48 - To Sleep, Perchance to Dream

   Posted: December 10th, 2007
   Show replay December 17th at 12 noon PDT

What I'd be listening to as I drift off to sleep, windows open, soft  breeze wafting in, in the early fall or late spring.  And then the dream takes me, and mutates, always mutating, into another Red nightmare...

Retune the Sky Intro (1:16)
Happy The Man - Carousel (4:02)

~~ Drifting Off ~~
Tangerine Dream - Oriental Haze (6:52)
Tangerine Dream - Two Bunch Palms (5:48)
Happy The Man - Stumpy Meets the Firecracker in the Forest (4:21)
Kit Watkins - Setting Iron John Free (7:22)

~~ Dreaming ~~
Platypus - Chimes (4:44)
California Guitar Trio - Relative Illusion (3:39)
Porcupine Tree - The Sound of No-one Listening (8:13)

Isildur's Bane - A Blank Page (3:07)
Quodia - We Began With a Woman (4:24)
Quodia - The Arrow (1:26)
Isildur's Bane - The Flight Onward (12:05)

~~ Nightmare ~~
King Crimson - One More Red Nightmare (7:07)
King Crimson - Fracture (11:12)
King Crimson - Thrak (7:18)
King Crimson - The Deception of the Thrush (8:26)

Bruford Levin Upper Extremities - Outer Blue (6:06)

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Title: Retune the Sky
Post by: The Professor on December 31, 2007, 12:06:53 pm
Show #49 - Into the Dream (Trending toward Nightmare)

    Posted: December 31st, 2007
    Show replay January 7th, 2008 at 12 noon PDT

Yet another meditation on the "occasion of your honest dreaming," tending towards nightmares...or songs about things that keep folks up at night.

 Retune the Sky Intro (1:16)
 Tony Levin Band - Sleepless (6:42)

 Pat Metheny - Into The Dream (2:27)
 CGT - Sleepwalk (2:15)
 Trey Gunn - Gate of Dreams (5:22)
 Yes - DreamTime (10:45)

 Platypus - Gone (6:38)
 Rush - Double Agent (4:52)
 Proto Kaw - The Relics of the Tempest (5:07)
 Opeth - Death Whispered a Lullaby (5:49)
 Porcupine Tree - Radioactive Toy (10:02)

 Adrian Belew - Asleep (5:23)
 Miriodor - The Ghost of M.C. Escher (6:28)
 ProjeKct Four - Ghost (Part 1) (24:22)

 Transatlantic - Duel With The Devil (26:43)

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Title: Retune the Sky
Post by: The Professor on January 14, 2008, 12:14:26 pm
Show #50 - Much More than just Blips, Bleeps, and Bloops

    Posted: January 14th, 2008
    Show replay January 21st at 12 noon PDT

Meditating especially on the influence of electronic music, analog and otherwise, in progressive tunes.

Retune the Sky Intro (1:16)
Jean-Michel Jarre - Ethnicolor (11:47)

RPWL - Welcome to the Machine (7:16)
Man on Fire - Inside of the Circle (4:36)
Frost* - Snowman (3:55)
Porcupine Tree - .3 (5:25)
Jordan Rudess - Tarkus (22:47)

Birdsongs of the Mesozoic - Allswell That Endswell in Roswell (6:53)
B.L.U.E. - A Palace of Pearls (on a blade of grass) (5:59)
Gentle Giant - The Runaway (7:15)
Tony Levin - Phobos (7:09)

Jean-Michel Jarre - Oxygene (Part I - IV) (22:55)

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Title: Retune the Sky
Post by: The Professor on February 18, 2008, 10:12:26 am
Retune the Sky Show #51 - Under the Influence of St. Valentine

   Posted :Monday February 18th, 2008
   Replay on February 25th at 12 noon PDT

 Retune the Sky Intro (1:16)
 The Who - Love, Reign O'er Me (5:48)

 Pat Metheny - Follow Me (5:56)
 Cafiene - Don Juan (8:17)
 Gitbox - Be Longing (2:12)
 California Guitar Trio - Relative Illusion (3:39)
 Big Big Train - Summer's Lease (7:34)

 Yes - And You And I (10:11)
 Led Zeppelin - The Rain Song (7:39)
 Glass Hammer - Lirazel (4:33)
 Glass Hammer - Rest (6:36)

 Satellite - Take It As It Is (3:00)
 Genesis - Dancing With the Moonlight Knight (8:04)
 Pat Metheny - The Heat of the Day (9:44)

 The Watch - Berlin, 1936 (8:51)
 Karnataka - Heart of Stone (10:31)

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Title: Retune the Sky
Post by: The Professor on March 07, 2008, 11:54:24 am
Show #52 - Drive Time

  Posted Monday March 3rd, 2008
  Replay on March 10th at 12 noon PDT

 Gotta long commute, gotta long set of great driving tunes.

 Retune the Sky Intro (1:16)
 Frost* - Hyperventilate (7:31)

 Neal Morse - Temple of the Living God (6:13)
 Neal Morse - Another World (2:36)
 Neal Morse - The Outsider (2:21)
 Neal Morse - Sweet Elation (2:32)
 Neal Morse - In The Fire (7:25)
 Neal Morse - Solid As the Sun (6:12)

 Big Big Train - Perfect Cosmic Storm (14:40)
 Big Big Train - Breathing Space (1:47)
 Big Big Train - Pick Up If You're There (13:40)

 Adrian Belew - Drive (3:27)
 Adrian Belew - Dead Dog on Asphalt (4:05)
 Adrian Belew - I Wish I Knew (3:19)
 Adrian Belew - Face To Face (3:03)
 Adrian Belew - Asleep (5:23)
 Adrian Belew - Ampersand (4:23)

 Frost* - The Other Me (4:51)
 The Reasoning - Awakening (6:35)
 UK-5 with Walter Moore and David Walliman - Will I Never Know (5:15)
 Proto Kaw - Melicus Gladiator (4:52)

 Glass Hammer - Ember Without Name (16:38)

 Enjoy!

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Title: Retune the Sky
Post by: The Professor on March 17, 2008, 11:02:16 am
Retune the Sky Show #53 - 20th Century Music Man

    Posted Monday March 17th, 2008
    Show replay Monday March 24th at 12 noon PDT

Retune the Sky Intro (1:16)
Yes - Opening: Excerpt from Firebird Suite (3:47)
Yes - Siberian Khatru (9:03)

Igor Stravinsky - Firebird Suite Introduction / Firebird and Its Dance (4:11)
King Crimson - Cirkus (6:27)
King Crimson - Thrak (5:33)

Gustav Holst - Mars (8:05)
King Crimson - The Devil's Triangle (11:34)

Yes - Perpetual Change (14:13)
Pink Floyd - San Tropez (3:43)
Big Big Train - Salt Water (12:38)
Gentle Giant - In a Glass House (8:26)

Izz - Deafening Silence (21:36)

 Enjoy!

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Title: Retune the Sky
Post by: The Professor on March 31, 2008, 11:48:24 am
Retune the Sky Show #54 - Artist Spotlight: Mike Oldfield

    Posted: Monday March 31st, 2008
    Show replay Monday April 7th at 12 noon PDT

Retune the Sky Intro (1:16)
Mike Oldfield - Magic Touch (4:16)

Mike Oldfield - Moonlight Shadow (3:38)
Mike Oldfield - Incantations Part III (17:01)

Mike Oldfield - In High Places (3:34)
Mike Oldfield - Five Miles Out (4:17)
Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells, Part One (25:34)

Mike Oldfield - Amarok (60:07)

Enjoy!

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Title: Re: Retune the Sky
Post by: The Professor on April 22, 2008, 11:03:48 am
Retune the Sky Show #55 - The Crimson King Live

   Posted Tuesday April 22nd, 2008
   Show replay Monday April 28th at 12 noon PDT

This week we max out on live Crimson in anticipation of a short tour of major US cities by the latest lineup.  As the boys engaged in rehearsals near Nashville the past week or so, Davo's recent message reminded me that I'd been lax in reading Robert Fripp's online journal and therefore completely missed the announcement that Gavin Harrison had joined the lineup!  Thanks for the heads-up, Davo.  Unfortunately for me and others in the Southeastern US, their habit of a play-in date in Nashville doesn't appear to be in the cards this time out.  Oh well, crank this stuff up then!

Retune the Sky Intro (1:16)
King Crimson - Sailor's Tale (6:52)

King Crimson - Dangerous Curves (5:38)
King Crimson - Level Five (8:35)
King Crimson - Virtuous Circle (10:00)
King Crimson - The ConstruKction of Light (8:23)

ProjeKct Two - Sus-tayn-Z (8:05)
ProjeKct Two - Heavy ConstruKction (5:11)
ProjeKct Two - The Deception of the Thrush (7:33)
ProjeKct Two - Live Groove (8:42)
ProjeKct Two - 21st Century Lounge Lizard ;^) (2:00)

King Crimson - Frame By Frame (5:24)
King Crimson - Sex, Sleep, Eat, Drink, Dream (4:28)
King Crimson - Red (6:08)
King Crimson - Indiscipline (7:20)
King Crimson - Vroom Vroom (6:18)

King Crimson - 21st Century Schizoid Man (7:37)

Enjoy!

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Title: Retune the Sky
Post by: The Professor on May 07, 2008, 11:46:53 am
Retune the Sky Show #56 - The Ultimate Retuning, Part I

    Posted Tuesday May 6th, 2008
    Show replay Monday May 12th (and May 19th) at 12 noon PDT

This show (and the next one) will be subdivided into some categories that I've wanted to explore lately. I consciously picked music that I've enjoyed over the years - or days - whether progressive rock or not. The thread that seems to tie most of the works presented here together is a sense of experimentalism, which is strong in the ProjeKct One piece for example, but also there even in the cover tunes. Plus, all the way through the show there is a real sense of yearning, either there in the music or evoked by the music. I'm really pushing the 15% boundary this time! Progressive country, anyone?

Retune the Sky Intro (1:16)
Jordan Rudess - Just the Same (8:22)

~~ Yearning for Harmony ~~
Yes - Yours Is No Disgrace (9:41)
Dave Stewart and Barbara Gaskin - 8 Miles High (4:43)
Porcupine Tree - Drown With Me (5:21)
Emerson, Lake, and Palmer - From the Beginning (4:18)
Glass Hammer - The Last Ship (2:42)

~~ Just Plain Yearnin' ~~
Genesis - Unquiet Slumber for the Sleepers (2:23)
Genesis - ...In That Quiet Earth (4:49)
Genesis - Afterglow (4:13)

 ~~ South Side of the Sky ~~
Emmylou Harris - Deeper Well (7:16)
Bela Fleck and the Flecktones - Vix 9 (4:27)
Edgar Meyer - Catch and Release (6:54)

Arvo Pärt - Fratres (Gil Shaham, violin) (9:54)
Sean Malone as Gordian Knot - Grace (live) (8:27)
Fractal - Friptomoogosity (live) (5:10)
ProjeKct One - 4 ii 4 (live) (7:58)

Porcupine Tree - What Happens Now? (8:23)


Enjoy!  I sure did...

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Title: Retune the Sky FINAL SHOW
Post by: The Professor on May 27, 2008, 12:55:19 pm
Retune the Sky Show #57 - The Ultimate Retuning, Part II

   Posted Tuesday May 27th, 2008
   Show replays Monday June 2nd and 9th at 12 noon PDT

What do you need?

Perhaps people find something they need in this piece of music…somehow I hit the right note, something they were missing.  Something somewhere had been lost to them.  I feel that I instinctively knew what they needed.  - Henryk Górecki

He's completely out of step with the zeitgeist and yet he's enormously popular, which is so inspiring. His music fulfills a deep human need that has nothing to do with fashion.  - Steve Reich, speaking of Arvo Pärt

Let's do it!

  Rush - Animate (6:08)

  Louis and Bebe Barron - Main Title from Forbidden Planet (2:21)
  Platypus - 25 (5:07)
  Rush - Malignant Narcissism (2:17)
  Devin Townsend Band - Storm  (4:39)
  Dream Theatre - Act I - Scene Two: I. Overture 1928 & Strange Deja Vu (8:50)
  Galleon - Fall of Fame (9:53)

  Morton Subotnick - The Key to Songs: Thursday (3:40)
  Morton Subotnick - The Key to Songs: Friday (5:55)
  Morton Subotnick - The Key to Songs: Saturday (1:45)

  ~~ South Side of the Sky ~~
  Dixie Dregs - Ice Cakes (4:39)
  Edgar Meyer - Please Don't Feed the Bear (4:06)
  Glass Hammer - South Side of the Sky (9:25)
  Glass Hammer - Life in Light (7:35)

  Man on Fire - Just Out of Reach (5:56)
  Peter Gabriel - Quiet Steam (6:25)
  INXS - The One Thing (3:24)
  New Cars - Dangerous Type (4:24)
  Peter Gabriel - Darkness (6:37)

  Retune the Sky Outro - Glass Hammer - Knight of the North (excerpt) (4:00)

Enjoy it like it's the last Retune the Sky you'll hear, because it is!

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