Saturday, December 15, 2012


Programmed and hosted by D.D. Rocker/Misty Blue 1955

Muddy Waters (Hard Again) – “Blues Had a Baby…” (0:31) (Intro Clip)

1) Al Wood and the Woodsmen (Right on Cue) – “Dark Cloud Blues” (4:46)
2) String Bone (Nadir) – “Killing Town” (4:41)
3) Danny Marks (A Friend in the Blues) – “Blues for Lonnie Johnson” (3:19)
4) Marshall Lawrence [Show Promo – “Travellin’ Blues”] (0:20)
5) Marshall Lawrence (Blues Intervention) – “Love Like Heroin” (3:41)
6) Corey Lueck and the Smoky Wagon Blues Band (It Ain’t Easy) – “That Voodoo” (6:56)

D.D.’s Blue Notes

As mentioned on November 24, I had vowed to play 100% Canadian content throughout the month of December.  However, I miscalculated the date of last week’s show to be November 31st – which date, of course, does not exist in our hemisphere – it actually fell on December first  and did contain non-Canadian music selections.  Happily, though, there are still four weeks left in December, and these shows will be comprised entirely of Canadian music.  This is my Christmas gift to our nation’s musicians, who have given fans so much of themselves.

’tis the season to be merry, of course, but some of us in St. John’s have lost close family members or friends who are sorely missed, particularly at this time of year.  In that regard, the Compassionate Friends Newfoundland and Labrador Branch is holding a candlelight vigil at the Health Sciences Centre tomorrow evening from 6:30-9:30 p.m. in Room #2J619, just down the hall from the Pastoral Care office.  If you’d like to be a part of the gathering, you can call 753-3530.

The 2012 Mummer’s Festival is now underway in St. John’s.  The Victoria Park Poolhouse is hosting a couple of hobbyhorse workshops beginning tonight from 7 to 9:30 p.m. and tomorrow from 1-5 p.m.  On Monday, Tuesday and Thurday, they will be hosting ugly stick workshops.  The Rooms art gallery is hosting a lecture and public forum, entitled “How Do You Mummer, Anyway?” next Friday, December 12, and on Saturday, they will be screening “Mummer Movies:  CBC’s Land and Sea Mummer Episodes”, from 2:30-3:30 p.m.  There are several other events taking place on December 15, including a Mummer’s Parade Concert and Jam, also at The Rooms, and a Mummer-oke at the Georgestown Pub from 5-7 p.m.

Speaking of “ugly sticks”, later on next Saturday night, Chris Kirby (just back from Nashville) and the Marquee will be putting some jam on it when they are joined by the Horns of Justice AND new family member Professor Cowbell.  It’s a big night of funk and soul at Fat Cat Blues Bar on George Street.  You are invited to come dressed in your gnarliest festive wear, since there will be a prize for the UGLIEST CHRISTMAS SWEATER!!  AND, there will be a Jam Jam challenge. What's that? Gotta be there to find out!!  There will be a special opening performance by the super talented Brianna Gosse.

9O’ClockRocksDecember on Thursdays at The Levee with the likes of Dust Radio and Georgie and Jomie on December 13, Manifest and Pathological Lovers on December 20, and Pilot to Bombardier and Mercy the Sexton on December 27.  Beauwater and The Domestics were scheduled to perform this past Thursday.  If you’d like to have your NL events announced on-air, look me up on Facebook under “Mistyblue1955” and ask to be added as a friend.  It’s as simple as that.

The Long and McQuade benefit at Fat Cat on November 24 in aid of the Music Therapy Program at the Janeway raised a whopping $3,144.82.  Congratulations to all of the bands and solo musicians who performed for the cause, as well as the patrons who attended the wildly successful event.

In international news, the UK’s Hats Off Gentlemen It’s Adequate has released a full-length CD entitled Invisible, and Secret Illusion of Athens, Greece, has released an EP called Point of No Return.

I’m D.D. Rocker (a.k.a. Misty Blue 1955), the proud founder and sole member of NL Blues Society (a.k.a. the St. John’s Anti-Social Blues Conspiracy).  You’re listening to “Rockin’ the Blues from Canada”, offering free group therapy, on The Charmer, that is, CHMR 93.5 on your radio’s FM band, streaming live online at, and broadcasting on Rogers TV Channel 942 and Bell Aliant Channel 825, so we’ve got all our bases covered.  Come on in for a visit – sign up for a show, or just buy some candies and necklaces, so we can stay in business.  Stay tuned for more tunes.

7) Tippy Agogo and Bill Bourne (Amoeba Collective) – “Black Banks” (5:34)
8) Grant Lyle (So There) – “Lost in Temptation” (4:17)
9) JW-Jones (Seventh Son) – “I’m Tryin’” (3:59)
10) Andre and The J-Tones (Till the Real Thing Comes Along) – “Melting Pot” (4:35)
11) Tommy Alto (I’m Coming Home) – “Baby I’m Gone” (3:02)
12) Heaven’s Radio (Rendez-Vous – Active) – “Theme” (2:31)


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