Monday, July 27, 2015


Published on Jul 27, 2015
Hosted by: Lou Lombardi aka "Loudini" and Kevin O'Connor
Title: Episode 41 The Greatest Music Moments Discussed!
Time: 07/25/2015 07:00 PM EDT
Episode Notes: Movies and Music... the two great tastes that taste great together! 

Kevin and Lou discuss and play some the music that made some of the most iconic movies ICONIC! 

Birthday shout outs to Thurston Moore, Matt LeBlanc, and Estelle Gettty and 
...featured music by SATE, Billy Grima, Joe Deninzon and We Came From Space !
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SATE has her feet firmly planted in the 21st century, but the passing of the torch is fully evident on this primordial scream of a debut record that balances huge riffs with swaggering vocals, like a lost collaboration between Tina Turner and Jimi Hendrix. SATE is out to satisfy earholes.

Armed with ferocious soulful wails, relentless guitars and greasy grooves, the SATE experience is fueled by one lyric - "Don't let them demons pull the trigger, don't let them kick you down"...because, onstage SATE fights until everyone is connected in sweat and sated.

"SATE is an in-your-face, full-throttle blues-rock band with a sound that will amp you up and get you grooving." - Tom Matthew [Two Ton Music]

Billy Grima is a singer/ songwriter living in the Caledon Hills of Ontario, Canada. Born in Blacktown, NSW Australia, Billy started writing at a very young age and was singing in a church choir by the age of 8 years old. At 15, Billy moved to Canada and settled in Toronto. Like classic singer/songwriters, Billy Joel, Jim Croce, James Taylor and Bob Dylan, life's daily realities and everyday events are a source of Billy's inspiration. His smooth and soulful sound has earned him comparisons to contemporaries Jason Mraz, Ed Sheeran, Jack Johnson and even Bruno Mars.

Deninzon was born in St. Petersburg, Russia but grew up in Cleveland, Ohio and studied classical and jazz violin at Indiana University. Before relocating to the New York City area in 1998, he recorded a jazz fusion cd Electric/Blue, playing primarily on a 6-string Jensen electric violin.[1] While freelancing in the New York City area, Deninzon was also studying at the Manhattan School of Music and teaching at the New School. It was while at The New School that he met and began collaborating with guitaristAlex Skolnick who was studying jazz guitar there at the time. Their band eventually became known as Stratospheerius, and they toured, recorded and released the The Adventures of Stratospheerius album in 2001-2002.

The band consisted of Deninzon on violin, Skolnick on guitar, Rufus Philpot on bass, Scott Chasolen on keyboards, Grisha Alexiev on drums with DJ Big Wiz on the turntables.[3] The 12-track album consisted mostly of originals written by Deninzon as well as covers by Vince GuaraldiStevie Wonder, and Wayne Shorter.[4] The band’s live shows became known for their extended jams, musical improvisation and their violin/guitar interplay, often invoking comparisons to bands like Dave Matthews Bandand Bela Fleck.

We Came From Space creates prog-heavy pop with enough edge to keep things visceral, and enough intelligent composition and virtuosic playing to keep things musically exciting.

How to be Human
We Came From Space
We Came From Space Music
12 tracks 50:57

Accessible prog with a sense of humor. Any group called We Came From Space is either having fun or is in serious need of a reality check – thankfully, these are four very talented guys having lots of fun and making some pretty good music at the same time.

At first blush, "Solar Powered Sun," with its cosmic imagery, mellotron sounds, and words like entropy, had me thinking Moody Blues – but with less pretentiousness. The boys in the band get down to earth pretty quickly, despite their otherworldly name, with songs that cover everything from debt ("Cat Caught Rat") to post break-up satisfaction ("Wish This on You") to some genuinely thoughtful stuff about life ("Waterline / Change Within").

Musically, Bill Hubauer (Vocals, Keyboards, Acoustic Guitar, Violin, Mandolin), Dave Buzard (Vocals, Electric Guitars, Improvised Percussion), Bret Talbert (Vocals, Drums), and Mike Kurtz (Vocals, Bass) create stunning prog-heavy pop with enough edge to keep things visceral and enough intelligent composition and virtuosic playing to keep things musically exciting. Unlike a lot of prog, the songs are less than epic in scope and have good hooks to hang onto. There are fine moments from every player, although Hubauer (who has recently toured as the 'everything' guy in Neal Morse's band) and Buzard stand out with several masterful keyboard and guitar moments.

We Came From Space is a refreshing musical unit that combines the commercial viability of Kansas with a classic rock approach that includes hints of Crosby, Stills, and Nash harmony ("Waterline / Change Within") and even occasional subtle Beatles references. The sound of needle-on-vinyl at the start of the caustic "Pretty's All You've Got," and especially the sound of a tone-arm lifting off a turntable and going back to its dock reinforces the homage to the classic rock era (and warmed the cockles of my rock & roll heart) – 'side 1' and 'side 2' are even indicated on the package art.

How to Be Human rocks for sure, but in an intelligent Steely Dan kind of way – as if Becker and Fagan tried to do a Yes tribute album. Although some of the lead vocal work is a little too 'clean' to be interesting, this would be the only area where improvement could be made – the harmonies are wonderful, though, and help set this apart from other groups in a similar wheelhouse.

Hubauer, Buzard, Talbert, and Kurtz have the talent, creativity, and sense of humor to back up their impressive musical chops with interesting and intense proggy rock and roll. Or rocky prog-pop. Or whatever-- they came from space, after all

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