Here is the recap of the August 4 edition of Rocky 104.9 and Rocky 99's weekly local music program, "The Homegrown Rocker," which airs every Sunday night from 8 to 10 PM on WRKY-FM (www.rocky1049.com) and WRKW-FM (www.rocky99.com).
This week, we did something a little different. We explored the extremes of time and length from the area music scene’s creations, via our first-ever “The Long and Short of It Special!” We dug out some of the longest song creations the area music scene has to offer, timing in at more than 9 minutes each; as well as some of the shortest tunes, clocking in at less than 2½ minutes each! Mysterytrain’s entry, “Shades of August,” sets the new “Homegrown Rocker” record as lengthiest piece of music ever aired on the program at over half an hour; and if it is not the record shortest, GG & the Assassins’ “Talk Is Cheap” at least belongs in the top five shortest blasts ever played on the show. Along the way, we dug a 17-minute-plus epic from 2007 by State College’s Cootie Brown from the archive for the longest-ever “Local Music Flashback!” Two length records set on the same show!
Here is this week's playlist (with times in parentheses):
HYBRID ICE – “Faith Without Works” (9:41)
TREEHOUSE – “Animals” (9:01)
NOBODY’S HEROES – “Seize the Day” (2:10)
BEN DUMM & THE DEVIANTS – “Poor Boy” (2:20)
WINE OF NAILS – “I Walk Alone” (11:06)
WINE OF NAILS – “Epiphany” (1:23)
BORROWED TIME – “You Got Me Where You Want Me” (1:49)
FELIX AND THE HURRICANES – “Icy You” (2:23)
TED McCLOSKEY – “The Last of the Pin-Up Girls” (2:17)
GG & THE ASSASSINS – “Talk Is Cheap” (1:15)
THE WHATLEYS – “Soundtrack” (2:17)
SKARMA SUTRA – “When Darkness Comes” (2:06)
REVENGE MEMORIAL – “Live Until We Die” (1:44)
COOTIE BROWN – “Universe” (17:15) (2007, Local Music Flashback)
MYSTERYTRAIN – “Shades of August jam” (30:19 – new Homegrown Rocker Record!)
On our next program, with no guests scheduled, we again take the opportunity to explore new recordings that have arrived in the “Homegrown Rocker” mailboxes during recent weeks. We’ll debut plenty of new tunes, including songs from JD Eicher & the Goodnights, It Is Written, Hopscotch with Landmines and more! Along the way, we will update “Local Music News,” dig into the archive for a “Local Music Flashback,” step “Across State Lines” to hear music from an out-of-state independent band/artist, and review StarChild’s Volume II CD in “The Professor’s CD Corner!”
And the “Homegrown Rocker” is available for digital download off either Rocky website after each and every show. Just check on either (www.rocky1049.com) or (www.rocky99.com) and download your copy of the show! If you live beyond the signal range of Rocky 104.9 and Rocky 99, you can now download west-central PA’s longest-running local music show!
Upcoming guests and specials include:
AUG. 18 – THE LAMPSHADES
AUG. 25 – ALL REQUEST SPECIAL
SEPT. 1 – COVER SONG SPECIAL
SEPT. 8 – MATT OTIS
SEPT. 15 – LIES, INC
SEPT. 22 – (NO SHOW DUE TO STEELERS SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL)
SEPT. 29 – IT IS WRITTEN
OCT. 6 – SOLAR POWERED SUN
OCT. 13 – XANDER DEMOS
OCT. 20 – STARCHILD
OCT. 27 – LUKE PFISTER
NOV. 3 – SUMMERHILL
NOV. 10 – PATCHED TOGETHER BENEFIT PREVIEW
NOV. 24 – LOCAL MUSIC MEMORY LANE SPECIAL
DEC. 1 – THE GOOD SEEDS
DEC. 15 – (NO SHOW DUE TO STEELERS SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL)
For the August 25 “All Request Special,” we are currently accepting your local music requests via email! If you have a local band, artist or song that you want to request, email that request to email@example.com, and indicate “REQUEST” in the subject heading. Send your local music requests, and you may hear them on August 25!
Bands and artists wanting to submit news items for “Local Music News” may email their news to firstname.lastname@example.org. Indicate “MUSIC NEWS” in the subject heading!
The “Homegrown Rocker” is available for digital download off either Rocky website after each and every show. Just check on either (www.rocky1049.com) or (www.rocky99.com) and download your copy of the show! If you live beyond the signal range of Rocky 104.9 and Rocky 99, you can now download west-central PA’s longest-running local music show!
Also, bands and artists are welcome to add their upcoming shows to the “Homegrown Rocker” event calendar! Go to the “Homegrown Rocker” section of either Rocky website and click on “Events,” and add your shows for free!
For regular updates on what is happening on the area music scene, pay a visit to Rockpage (www.rockpage.net). Rockpage features band links, a message board, "Homegrown Rocker" updates, live show and CD reviews in “JP’s Corner," and other local music scene information.
Bands and artists interested in having music aired on "The Homegrown Rocker" are invited to send their broadcast-quality recordings to: WRKY Radio, One Forever Drive, Hollidaysburg, PA 16648; ATTN: Jim Price. Or drop the recordings off at the station during regular business hours, Monday-Friday 9 AM – 5 PM. You can also email me with inquiries about the show at email@example.com.
HGR Recap 8/4/13: The Long and Short of It Special!