I was a DJ for 5 yrs, soo I've collected quite an extensive collection of music. I started out as a DJ on a college radio station in Missoula, MT after about 3 years became a Music Director helping to program a college radio station, then I started a hybrid radio show of jazz and became Jazz Director within a year's time. I produced jazz show and corresponded with hundreds of record labels, and promotions. what am I listening to now? well rather eclectic groups like, Burial, Calibre, Boxcutter,Skream, Skepta, Four Tet, MMW, Cut Chemist, Charli2na, and superb mixing talents of really great up to date artists work on original jazz to 'Bump it Up" like "Verve Remixes" 1.2. (Richard Dorfmeister, Krueder,) DJ Spooky, DJ Logic,Avalanches, DJ Wally, Nickodemius & Mariano, Goapele, DJ-J-Boogie, DJ Sake 1, PPP, Roots, Mos Def, Peanutbutter Wolf, Madvillian, J Rocc, Talib K, Bugz in the Attic, St Germain, Massive Attack, King Britt, DJ Shadow, DJ Cam as for jazz, Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Clark Terry, Bob Berg, Spyrogyra, Crusaders, Chick Corea, John Mclaughlin, Billy Cobham, PassPort, Medeski, Martin & Wood, Bad Plus, Dave Douglas, Children on the Corner (kind of Bitches Brew with updated artists), Also like Thelonius Monk, John Coltrane, Billie Holiday, as well my Favorite band Pink Floyd who I've seen 3 times and Roger Waters once @ Gorge inGeorge,WA. As for rock well you haven't enough space for me to write all That I've seen, artists like the Rolling Stones, John Lee Hooker & Bonnie Raitt, Pearl Jam, Eric Clapton, Steve Miller Band, Rush, Frank Zappa and Mothers of Invention, New York Dolls, The Band, Alice Cooper, Foghat, Edgar & Johnny Winter, Little Feat, Dave Matthews Band, Jam bands like String Cheese, Galactic, Robert Walters & 20th Congress, Widespread Panic, Lake Trout, Garage Mahal, Phish, Leftover Salmon, Bela Fleck, Merl Saunders & Rain forest Band, Gov't Mule, More rock... Big Head Todd & Monsters, J. Giels Band, Blues artists Taj Mahal,BB King, old progressive rock Yes, Genesis, Jethro Tull, Indigo Girls, Santana, Bob Segar's Bullet Band, Blues Traveler, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, Yes...And for the Blues artists , Buddy Guy, Charlie Musselwhite, Robert Cray band, Keb'Mo, Cash McCall.... and many others can't think (what can I say the 70's were Really Good to Me :>) well what I can remember of it. ^_^
Favorite Blues Artists and Bands (Please list at least a few...we use this question to weed out spammers)
Pink Floyd, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Johnny Winter, St. Germain, Tosca, Jazzanova, MMW,
Sorry to have taken so long to reply, not usually like that. I was talking to you last time about the Johnny Winter gigs in UK, I see we are honoured now to have him here as a member, that is just so good.
There is a big dubstep scene in Uk, especially around South & East London, it's still what I would term an underground thing, not so mainstream as d & b became. It's a sign of the times Mary Anne Hobbs was allowed to expand into that genre, national radio (especially Radio 1) seemed tied into a very tight bag for years, but it's been steadily getting better !!
There is a far better range and coverage now with things like dubstep being promoted over the air waves and not just in the clubs. There always was a scene for it, of course.....
I'll see you on myspace - look out !!!!
Just coming out the Johnny Winter gig at The Brook, Southampton, Uk, last night - what can I say. Blew me out. Awesome - he's right back up there. To be honest, wondered 'bout wasting my money, or if he'd even turn up. Wrong on every count I'm very pleased to say.
Why do these places always ask what's your favourite band/artist. I'd be here for ever putting them all in. 60's/70's for me - glad someone else has difficulty remembering......
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