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The Paleface Parabola

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The Paleface Parabola - 06-12-2023( 1:57:25)       
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Prepare yourselves for pandemonium. I was going to mention the word bedlam, yet in a full disclosure moment, the fifth estate studio is a sea of glass oasis that draws our Parabola’s back week after week like radio moths drawn to the flame of our quest. This week’s quest talks talk. Context on what we played and pithy commentary that just might create pandemonium (that word again!). Music to keep those nubbins joyful from the likes of the Polyrhythmics, The Mothers of Invention, The DB’s, Ahmad Jamal, Lene Lovich, Rosalie Cunningham, and Steve Gibson’s Red Caps, to name but seven of our 18 selections. As the Polyrhythmics cheerfully say, Yeti, Set, Go! Now audible on You Tube Music as well as the other portals that are home to the Parabola and are listed on our show’s Facebook page.
Published: 6/12/2023 10:00:00 p.m.
The Paleface Parabola - 29-11-2023( 1:57:56)       
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Caper 105. Seems like it was a while ago. Because it was! I've had matters of great social, personal, and of political import to tend to in the interim. So here’s what I recall and it’s not much on this cold late autumn night in New J. This week’s twin games, musical hopscotch and mental gymnastics began with Pops/Satch aka Louis Armstrong, and The Rascals and Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, and Wet Willie, and the Blind Boys of Alabama and ended with the likes of the Skatalites, Grace Jones,and Femi Kuti. I think. Sandwiched at the midpoint of our jubilee because we hear the cry of the people is the second week in a row of a fly-by from the Parabola’s ace up our sleeve, the Mystery Man. He whose street cred has never been higher. No refunds on this show, it was carefully lashed together with the young and old to enjoy. On to caper 106!
Published: 29/11/2023 10:00:00 p.m.
The Paleface Parabola - 22-11-2023( 1:57:1)       
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Two years. Two burly mofos who work for two radio stations. Got a Noah’s Ark vibe going on here. Clearly. What we also have going on here is a celebration of word, sound and palooka power. You’ll hear jokes and teeth gnashing and the second appearance of my wingman, the Mystery Man. We played new music and old music and had a mighty good time doing it. We’re trusting and hoping you’ll have a mighty good time listening to it. It's Thanksgiving time here in America. Allow me to now raise a frosty mug full of beyond excellent brew to our listeners of the last two years and don’t try to hide... we see you! On to to caper 105 next week on November 29th!
Published: 22/11/2023 10:00:00 p.m.
The Paleface Parabola - 15-11-2023( 1:57:45)       
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Jesus once said ‘Come and I’ll make you fishers of men to the Apostles’. Being straight, I don’t need to pull up a net full of men, but it’s okay with me is that’s your dream come true. Here’s what I did snare this week when I cast my line for worthy candidates to have at you musically on caper 103 of the Paleface Parabola. NRBQ, Bruce Smith, The Eternals, The Flamingos, Fela Kuti, Los Lobos, and Samantha Fish with Jesse Dayton are but seven artists that aid us in raging against the dying of the three-chord light. And we do this because you are nice people you are!
Published: 15/11/2023 10:00:00 p.m.
The Paleface Parabola - 08-11-2023( 1:57:46)       
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Quiet on the set! Make way for the Mystery Man and me as well, Jumpin JB. Caper 102 of the Paleface Parabola is tough and tender in all the right places. Fresh as cool cool water running down our faces if you will. Playing and singing to aid and abet our need to entertain you are the likes of The Morells, Chris Powell & the Blue Flames, Joss Stone, Dexter Gordon & Slide Hampton, Graham Parker & the Goldtops, and the troublemakers known as W.I.T.C.H. More than that, naturally. As Mr Natural once said,’Twas ever Thus’.
Published: 8/11/2023 10:00:00 p.m.
The Paleface Parabola - 01-11-2023( 1:57:51)       
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My favourite line from what I thought was an overrated movie, the Blues Brothers, is as follows... ‘It’s 106 miles to Chicago, we’ve got a half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark outside and we’re wearing sunglasses’. And Belushi doesn’t hesitate. He says, ‘Hit It!' Subtract five miles and half a world away and you’ve got the Mystery Man and me wearing our Ray Bans and racing towards fortune and glory on caper 101 of the Paleface Parabola. Riding shotgun musically are the likes of the Moody Blues, Caravan, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Andre Williams, Cornbread and Biscuits, and Muddy Waters. Treats, not Tricks.
Published: 1/11/2023 10:00:00 p.m.
The Paleface Parabola - 25-10-2023( 1:57:43)       
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Keeping it at 100. Except we won’t because caper 101 is but a week away and showbiz credo says if you can walk you can make the gig. Hamilton NZ is a long walk from our turf in New Jersey, so we’ll settle for basking in the rosy glow of 100 shows in the idyllicville of Free FM. Man what a joy. This week’s 2 hour tour de farce goes to places even further outside our basic oaf without borders confines. And to add bounce and luster of Jerry’s Holiday Camp, the Mystery Man is unveiled in word and song!! A big bottle of your choice raised to the occasion of our celebration. On to number 200!
Published: 25/10/2023 10:00:00 p.m.
The Paleface Parabola - 18-10-2023( 1:57:57)       
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The One After 909 you say? Taking the elevator to the 99th floor? You got 99 problems that are tricky to solve and you seek friends to get you thru to live your best radio life? Well heck, that’s where the mystery man and I can write a prescription with no nasty side effects. Caper 99 of the Paleface Parabola spares no ears or expense. So if you got time, we got a music dime for you. Mose Allison, Tom Waits, Wynton Marsalis, Albert Ammons, Kings in Disguise, and Jayne Mansfield are all on the hit parade this week. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry... You’ll mostly cry, I cheerfully predict.
Published: 18/10/2023 10:00:00 p.m.
The Paleface Parabola - 11-10-2023( 1:57:52)       
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Delmore Schwartz, poetic mentor to Lou Reed once said: Let the musicians begin. Let every instrument awaken and instruct. Elvis Costello wrote and sang: Waiting for the end of the World. Seems to me both scenarios apply to caper 98 of the Paleface Parabola this week and we address both and more, much more on our programme. How so, you quite rightly ask? Danny White, Los Straitjackets, Los Lobos, Link Wray & the Raymen, Bill Kelly & the House of Cards, Coleman Hawkins, and Blakey & the Jazz Messengers all step up into the breach, to take your mind off impending doom. Courtesy of your fun bunch, aka the Mystery Man, Jumpin JB, and the fantastico Free 89.0. And it’s been said before but bears repeating on this week of John Lennon’s Birthday... How bout we give peace a chance?!
Published: 11/10/2023 10:00:00 p.m.
The Paleface Parabola - 04-10-2023( 1:54:54)       
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A quick glance, or optimally a quick listen, just might elicit a ho-hum from those used to the archaeological dig The Paleface Parabola often offers... Feel no fret. While indeed we proudly spotlight the likes of Little Richard, The Kinks, The Rutles, the Flaming Groovies, and Isaac Hayes on this week’s saga (aka caper 97) there’s plenty there to keep the obscure customers satisfied imho. We decree it thus. The mystery man and I now lay in wait so that we may mix up the medicine another day. Or night. Or morning... Makes no never mind to us as long as we meet and greet next week.
Published: 4/10/2023 10:00:00 p.m.
The Paleface Parabola - 27-09-2023( 1:57:50)       
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Random notes from the Outsiders Outpost. Fear and Loathing from the Fifth Estate Studio A. Inspired by the ravings of the once boy genius named Jaan Weiner. We use ire to fuel caper 96’s muse of the Paleface Parabola to the tunes of: The Upsetters (Lee Scratch Perry’s studio band), Peter Tosh, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Gil Scott Heron & Brian Jackson, Flook, John Doyle, and a heck of a lot more. We said a heck of a lot of more. No reason to apply the brakes. The Mystery Man and me, Jumpin JB, bring relief and revelation you can’t find at the bottom of a bottle. Most bottles anyway.
Published: 27/09/2023 10:00:00 p.m.
The Paleface Parabola - 20-09-2023( 1:55:40)       
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Let’s face it, this century has been a certified nosebleed so far. Biblical skeptics aside, you could make a case that we are hurtling towards a crash landing on steroids. Now that we’ve cleared that up, on to what you need to know about Caper 95 of the Paleface Parabola musically... Zappa, The Dukes of Stratosphear, The Swamp Zombies, and The Pretty Things all represent our jubilee and assist us in rearranging deck chairs on spaceship Earth. And now it’s on... to a better day.
Published: 20/09/2023 10:00:00 p.m.
The Paleface Parabola - 13-09-2023( 1:57:29)       
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Feel like you’ve been stuck inside a mental and musical glue trap in the last seven days since we last surfed the Milky Way together on the radio? Dr’s Jumpin JB and Mystery M have a black bag full of joy as relief to being in neutral. Caper 94 of our quest makes winners out of cowards. So says our musical co-conspirators: Southern Culture on the Skids, Don Ralke, Ernest Ranglin, The Church, Fiona Apple, and Rodrigo Y Gabriella to name but six of our outstanding cast. Feel better? Good. Now let’s go exploring...
Published: 13/09/2023 10:00:00 p.m.
The Paleface Parabola - 06-09-2023( 1:57:37)       
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Caper 93 is both a passing fancy in a senior citizen dream AND a call to action for the seventh highest rated podcast music programme on our place in space, Free FM 89.0... where spring has sprung in Hamilton, NZ, and anyone else from anywhere else can climb aboard before we get too big for our britches and embrace the worldwide adoration that we tease about and acknowledge that the odds are skeptical about said adoration. We say that to this about those odds. We have firepower this week to aid and abet our cause. The likes of which are now named. Brave Combo, Morphine, Leo Kottke, Earl Hooker, The Staple Singers, Willie Nelson. Elvis Costello & the Attractions, and Neal Casal. Don’t fight it, feel it. And come on out to listen and play along. And that’s only about half the cosmik debris of this week’s Paleface Parabola!
Published: 6/09/2023 10:00:00 p.m.
The Paleface Parabola - 30-08-2023( 1:57:54)       
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It’s high time we sit in praise of community radio. No consultants, no demographics, no AI, no algorithms get in the way of this Oaf Without Borders as it pertains to the weekly opening of the Rock and Roll history books. Instead, what you’ll hear is topical and musical hopscotch at the same time. The likes of Philly Joe Jones and Tool huddle for warmth together. Weirdly I’ll grant you. We know from weird, as if you couldn’t have guessed. The Mystery Man and I have done our best to rearrange your music genetic DNA codes. Rejoice in it, don’t reject. Please…
Published: 30/08/2023 10:00:00 p.m.
The Paleface Parabola - 23-08-2023( 1:56:36)       
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Caper 91... It’s an achievement. However the road doesn’t end here. The Mystery Man and me have more noise to make and we do this week on the Paleface Parabola. The second week consecutively for the Kinks and Louis Jordan which we had a pact that we wouldn’t do. There’s a Marianas Trench of music in the known and unknown universe. Give another 91 tour de farces and we’ll do what we can to speak truth to power and given our average output of songs on each show. In a 52 week year, that’s approximately 1,000 songs. We state boldly and without fear of contradiction that we are in it to win it, so please stick around the next 91 presentations of Free FM gusto life, starring us burly bohemians.
Published: 23/08/2023 10:00:00 p.m.
The Paleface Parabola - 16-08-2023( 1:57:0)       
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This century… Wars,rumors of wars, 9-11. Christchurch. Daily mass shootings in America. Will Smith. My Baseball teams have been mostly terrible. A 100-year global epidemic. And a four-time indicted con ma… ex-president. You can’t make it up. But what you can do is set your musical gyroscope True North to the mystery man and mine’s 90th caper of the Paleface Parabola. On your radio and in your ears are the likes of Tiny Bradshaw’s Orchestra, Genesis, Buddy Guy, The Kinks and Eileen Jewel with Jerry Miller. World problems solved. For two hours anyway!
Published: 16/08/2023 10:00:00 p.m.
The Paleface Parabola - 09-08-2023( 1:57:54)       
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Mose Allison once wrote: Stop this world, I’m getting off. Before you ask for the exit door, please pause and give us two hours of your ears. Musically, Bill Nelson & his Gentlemen Rocketeers, Byron Lee & the Dragonaires, Louis Jordan & the Tympany 5, Pearl Bailey & Moms Mabley, The Pretty Things, and Charlie Mingus are part of our cry for attention this week on caper 88 of the Paleface Parabola. Have the mystery man and I stirred up a sensation lurking inside of you to stay just one more day/night to listen? Good. Then I think it’s going to work out.
Published: 9/08/2023 10:00:00 p.m.
The Paleface Parabola - 02-08-2023( 1:57:56)       
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Pleased to meet you. Hope you guess our game. Said romp and stomp is the freshly minted caper 88. Can your hearts stand the excitement of Tom Waits, the Allman Brothers Band, the 5 Royales, the Robert Cray Band, and many more sounds rescued from the murk of the primordial ooze of Rock and Roll history? We’ve gotten to know each other fairly well over the last nearly two years, so we’re reasonably confident that your hearts can stand the excitement.
Published: 2/08/2023 10:00:00 p.m.
The Paleface Parabola - 26-07-2023( 1:57:51)       
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In response to the cards and letters we’ve received here at world HQ of the Paleface Parabola... we’d like to meet your need to know by responding to the most asked questions. And they are: 1. The Paleface Parabola is… a cautionary tale on the search for a radio safe haven. And we have at Free FM. 2. The Paleface Parabola is… a music concept that is a moveable feast that shape shifts into a different caper every week. 3. The Paleface Parabola is… a sandwich you did not order. All true. This week’s show, number 87, is rich with potential to lure you into our camp. Hank Ballard & the Midnighters, The Blazers, Los Lobos, Alejandro Escovedo, and the Sugarman 3 are part of this week’s jubilee. There’s more too. Seen?
Published: 26/07/2023 10:00:00 p.m.
The Paleface Parabola - 19-07-2023( 1:58:3)       
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For those of you who haven’t kept score, this week’s Palefaced caper #86 is a doozy. Proof you ask, you impudent upstart you! U Roy, Wanda Jackson, Nancy Sinatra, Nick Waterhouse, Oliver Nelson’s Big Band is the teaser as to how we do it. Normally I’m reluctant to give even that much of the game away, but I’m trying to amend my wayward ways, so lend us an ear or two and the Mystery Man and I invite you to a heaping helping of the big beat. A Parabola is the quest from which we return changed yet essentially the same. It’s the weekly opening of the Rock and Roll history books with twists from 7,000 miles away.
Published: 19/07/2023 10:00:00 p.m.
The Paleface Parabola - 12-07-2023( 1:58:10)       
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A journey through a century of music, from The Byrds to a Nick Drake cover, with additional noises from The Lee Thompson Ska Orchestra, Los Straitjackets, Cliff King Solomon, and Leon Bridges with Khruangbin. Feel no fret, there’s music and commentary addressing the plot points of life in the political world in 2023. The Paleface Parabola radio razzle dazzle. It’s the cure for the common classic rock show. A Parabola is the quest from which we return changed yet essentially the same. It’s the weekly opening of the Rock and Roll history books with twists from 7,000 miles away.
Published: 12/07/2023 10:00:00 p.m.
The Paleface Parabola - 05-07-2023( 1:57:57)       
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It’s said that you can’t always get what you want. A simple statement of truth which has become an anthem. The Mystery Man and I say that you CAN get what you need and that we make a point to sling musical joy for every girl and boy and cheer for both their ears on caper 84 of the Paleface Parabola. Call the roll! Spirit, the Ray Bryant Combo, The Pogues, The Band, and Mojo & Skid all step to the mic in this episode. Long live Rudy van Gelder!
Published: 5/07/2023 10:00:00 p.m.
The Paleface Parabola - 28-06-2023( 1:57:55)       
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The Mystery Man and I take our radio responsibility seriously in terms of bringing noise, joy and sunshine to our time together. This week’s programme (caper 83 of the Parabola) is a free-range animal. Starting by getting sanctified, doing the mambo with Tito Puente, knocking a few back with George Strait, and finally featuring a rare collaboration. Elvis pops up too, but not in person because yes, he’s still dead. Free FM is lifeblood. Listen, and receive a free of charge transfusion.
Published: 28/06/2023 10:00:00 p.m.
The Paleface Parabola - 21-06-2023( 1:57:13)       
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It’s said that time waits for no one. We didn’t say that. We would have, but someone beat us to it. But we can say the following about our latest Free FM caper, one we’ve crafted and created specifically to go wild here in New J on the first day of summertime in the States and to get your blood boiling for both good and bad reasons at our radio lifeboat in the North Island. Here’s a music teaser... John Lee Hooker, The Church, Binky Griptite & the Mellowmatics, and a baker’s dozen more will be your minstrels of joy. Your sanctification is but a song away.
Published: 21/06/2023 10:00:00 p.m.
The Paleface Parabola - 14-06-2023( 1:57:56)       
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This radio thing... It gets under the skin, y’know? For us, it’s hard to conceive of a week where we can’t partake in the rich blessing that comes with communicating and musical plate spinning. Which comes in the form of Paul Weller, Kendra Morris and Charlie Haden, among the all-stars and no-stars this week on the good ship Parabola. Representing Free FM 89.0. A fine how do you do, and a storybook ending to having been left in a basket on the station’s doorstep nearly two years ago.
Published: 14/06/2023 10:00:00 p.m.
The Paleface Parabola - 07-06-2023( 1:57:14)       
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The mystery man and I have spent our lives in music. Soaked to the bone, hip deep in the healing waters, and one step ahead of the hangman. Melee 24 of 2023 finds us feeling frisky and unleashing a torrent of sound and words. Music by the likes of Madeleine Bell and Tinariwen and mucho mas where that came from. Savour this show because it’ll be different next week. There are many options to hear our noise. One will do nicely.
Published: 7/06/2023 10:00:00 p.m.
The Paleface Parabola - 31-05-2023( 1:56:27)       
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A year and a half past that fateful mid November 2021 moment when the management of Free FM made copies of their keys to the kingdom and handed them to the mystery man and me with the following directive: nab new listeners, school them in the joys that radio without restraint can bring, and an honoured place at the table will be yours. And so it has come to pass… You will hear the likes of The Lushes, Shirley Ellis and Springsteen on this week’s Parabola. You will feel joy again.
Published: 31/05/2023 10:00:00 p.m.
The Paleface Parabola - 24-05-2023( 1:57:51)       
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I suspect those who have made this show a weekly go-to radio ruckus are law abiding solid citizens. Till now. You see, we sell our programme on the premise that we are more fun than the law should allow. Simple math: you have, like us, become lawbreakers after spending these two hours with us. Having a bad week? Take doses of Fela Kuti & Africa 70, Toots Hibbert, John Mellencamp, Dexter Gordon & Ahmad Jamal, and call us in the morning. Caper 78 overall, Melee 22 is now yours to accept or reject.
Published: 24/05/2023 10:00:00 p.m.
The Paleface Parabola - 16-05-2023( 1:55:3)       
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This week’s caper (number 77 overall / melee 21 of 2023) features skipping CDs, miscues, wobbly mic breaks, and essential musical revelation for the old and the young. The Nude Party and The Easy Star All Stars slot in snugly alongside the likes of gold standards such as Dexter Gordon, The Rascals and Ahmad Jamal. It’s an hour and 55 of fun to roast things by while listening by an autumnal blaze. Like marshmallows. But not each other. We need you alive and I’ll just say it, Free.
Published: 17/05/2023 10:00:00 p.m.
The Paleface Parabola - 10-05-2023( 1:57:19)       
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So what shall we say about melee 20 of 2023 that we haven’t already said about this frenzy of music and action? That we haven’t said about the other 19 food fights this year? And the 57 that preceded it since our embryonic start at Free FM in November of 2021? That will suck you into our camp, as Zappa used to tease? I’ve got it. Just listen Damnit! That now said... Let’s have fun!
Published: 10/05/2023 10:00:00 p.m.
The Paleface Parabola - 03-05-2023( 1:56:27)       
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Caper 75 is a sprint to glory days this week. Or a glorious 1 hour & 57 minutes if you will. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll mostly cry. That’s a tease. We tease because we love. Rickles said that. Our flag is lowered for the lost this year. The most recent of which is Lightfoot the magnificent yesterday. Mercifully, the mystery man and I have been spared and have been appointed the task of making a joyful noise on this week’s Parabola. And so we did!
Published: 3/05/2023 10:00:00 p.m.
The Paleface Parabola - 26-04-2023( 1:57:17)       
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At times, I’ve tried too hard to be creative in these weekly epistles about our programme. This week I’ve decided to make it easier on both your and my nerves. I didn’t consult my wingman about what I’m about to type, yet I’d wager a sawbuck or two we are in accord when I state the following wisdom of the ages… Without music, life would be an error. There. We said it.
Published: 26/04/2023 10:00:00 p.m.
The Paleface Parabola - 19-04-2023( 1:57:13)       
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Melee 16 of our '23 programmes gets its stirrings from a clean water spiritual well. Music is the capstone of our foundation. Improv and screwing around also have an RSVP at our table. I’ve put my head in my hands in dismay far too often at the way the world is in 2023... So this radio show is my escape hatch for two hours, and is safe haven for me as well as you.
Published: 19/04/2023 10:00:00 p.m.
The Paleface Parabola - 12-04-2023( 1:57:10)       
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Scripture advises that sweet are the feet of the messenger that brings good news. Hear ye and then listen later. Caper 72/melee 15 of 2023 is clad in regal robes and has music and matters of great social & political import contained within its 1:58 minute walls. Scripture also speaks to when a person is in despair, give them strong drink. You may need one after we’re finished with you this week.
Published: 12/04/2023 10:00:00 p.m.
The Paleface Parabola - 05-04-2023( 1:56:2)       
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Caper 71, melee 14 of the mystery man and mine’s shrunken show this week is a modest meandering thru 100 years of recorded music. Literally. Think of us as a Jackson Pollock art piece you may be able to actually understand. Yes, this programme is not for everyone... But it just might be for you.
Published: 5/04/2023 10:00:00 p.m.
The Paleface Parabola - 29-03-2023( 1:57:8)       
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Drawn from a deep well, where the water is clean, clear and good for you, caper 70 / melee 13 of 2023 is an odd lot of sounds and soul... well suited to promote cheer for every ear and joy for every girl and boy. May mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance.
Published: 29/03/2023 10:00:00 p.m.
The Paleface Parabola - 22-03-2023( 1:57:37)       
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We found this week’s Parabola in our sock drawer. Ran it thru the rinse cycle. Had the bomb squad decree it ready for the ears of the world. No matter where you are or how you are or what the pressing concerns of the day are, The Paleface Parabola (our low-flying hour and 58 minutes of music and mangled English) Caper 69 of our show is yours to have and hold. Stir in fun and the mystery man and I can now ride to the horizon to return in 7 days.
Published: 22/03/2023 10:00:00 p.m.
The Paleface Parabola - 15-03-2023( 1:57:54)       
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A foamy mug raised with intent and gusto from the Mystery Man and me and we reel, jig, slide and stomp our way through caper 68/melee 11 on this annual slaying of the dragons week. There is no expiration date on fun don’t you know? You do now! Live to hard drive from the 5th Estate studio A and riding shotgun on the good ship Free FM, we are the Paleface Parabola!
Published: 15/03/2023 10:00:00 p.m.
The Paleface Parabola - 08-03-2023( 1:57:57)       
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Please allow us to introduce ourselves. He’s the Mystery Man... I’m Jumpin JB. We are the modest men of the Paleface Parabola; the weekly transfusion of the lifeblood named music. Instead of playing it safe, we also speak to the sacred and the profane without cursing. What you are about to hear is two borderline madmen making the case that no better drug has ever been prescribed than music and none will ever be. You heard it here… likely not first. Giddyup!
Published: 8/03/2023 10:00:00 p.m.
The Paleface Parabola - 01-03-2023( 1:56:40)       
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Caper 66 overall: Melee 9 of 2023. The Mystery Man and I cherry picked a wide screen panorama of sounds to both thrill and irritate you. We are opinionated and speak to matters in the capsized world we currently have to question. Free FM, our mothership, is admirable and formidable. Fantastico in its variety and execution. One hour and 56 minutes more of cheating the hangman this week. That’s life. That’s art. That’s us!
Published: 1/03/2023 10:00:00 p.m.
The Paleface Parabola - 22-02-2023( 1:57:54)       
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I don’t do most things on purpose. I stumble and fall thru life by impulse and instinct as I may or may not have stated in making my case that you listen to the Paleface Parabola previously. This week’s caper, number 65 overall and the 8th melee of 2023, is different from most of what came before. For the better? I'm not certain, but it’s too late to stop now because the mystery man and I sure as shootin aren’t doing it over again!
Published: 22/02/2023 10:00:00 p.m.
The Paleface Parabola - 15-02-2023( 1:57:51)       
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We’re from New Jersey; we give people a hard time. But I didn’t have it in me to play two hours of rain songs on our 7th fray of 2023, in light of a month’s humbling deluge in the North island. Instead, we raved and raged against the dying of the three-chord light. We had a mighty good time. And if you can give us your ears this week and take advantage of the flotilla of portals that allow you the listener to make your way our way, you just might too.
Published: 15/02/2023 10:00:00 p.m.
The Paleface Parabola - 08-02-2023( 1:57:41)       
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It’s Black History month in the US. A 28-day period where we honour the men & women of that skin colour in the arts. As it pertains to us here at the Paleface Parabola, aka the mystery man and me, every show in every month of every year is black music history past and present because Gospel, Blues, Reggae, Jazz and R & B are the foundations we built the rock of this program upon. And as Mr Natural once said, as he was streaking thru the underground comics 50 years ago, ‘Twas ever thus’.
Published: 8/02/2023 10:00:00 p.m.
The Paleface Parabola - 01-02-2023( 1:57:56)       
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I’m not the world’s biggest Queen fan, but after the news broke about Tom Verlaine this past Saturday and the overall killing field that was January 2023 for musicians of great social and political import, what can a poor boy like me do but turn up the music to loud? So that’s what we did on our fifth melee of this so far wretched year. Caper 62 is now yours to accept, reject, or refer to the authorities.
Published: 1/02/2023 10:00:00 p.m.
The Paleface Parabola - 25-01-2023( 1:57:53)       
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This week, via caper 61 of our two-hour tour de farce, we shake the radio tree of music and a variety pack of sounds fall down and conk both you and I on our coconuts. As my late father used to growl at me when I used to exasperate him even more than usual, maybe that’ll knock some sense into you. It didn’t and that sad fact will be clear and evident to you the listener. That said, the mystery man and I trust that you and your coconuts will be better for our time together with you.
Published: 25/01/2023 10:00:00 p.m.
The Paleface Parabola - 18-01-2023( 1:57:50)       
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I’ve heard it said (and I believe it to be so) that without music, life would be an error. We, the mystery man and me, urge you not to succumb to the ways and means of the unhip. You can ride the road to radio redemption this week on melee number 3 of 2023. It’s the 1:58 cure for the ho-hum in your life.
Published: 18/01/2023 10:00:00 p.m.
The Paleface Parabola - 11-01-2023( 1:57:46)       
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It is a Radio Wednesday... Just like most Radio Wednesdays. Except it isn’t. It’s a two-hour stroll down a rabbit hole of 100 years of music history, information and joyful noises. The mystery man and I present the second tour de farce of 2023, fortified by outpost stops to reload fresh whiskey for the task ahead and our trusty horses galloping happily to our appointment with the universe.
Published: 11/01/2023 10:00:00 p.m.
The Paleface Parabola - 04-01-2023( 1:57:52)       
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Pssssst... Hey 2023. It’s we — The Mystery Man and me, Jumpin JB. We hear it’s tabula rasa time and that the universe is ripe and ready for our 58th caper of The Paleface Parabola. Ready or not, here it is. I just heard that the Earth shook up our adopted radio home away from home this morning (Wednesday your time). We say get ready to shake for all the right reasons for our first show of the year!
Published: 4/01/2023 10:00:00 p.m.
The Paleface Parabola - 28-12-2022( 1:57:17)       
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I guess it’s a good thing for that I can’t remember what we did or what I played on the Parabola 50 caper a year ago... It would seem to signal that’s It’s been an eventful 52 weeks. A mild understatement. Our last program of 2022 is a Jackson Pollock spattering of sounds that slid by a lot of us. But I heard those sounds and I play some of them on this show. It’s why I get the big money. Forward to 2023!
Published: 28/12/2022 10:00:00 p.m.
The Paleface Parabola - 21-12-2022( 1:57:38)       
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Who put the bomp in the… holidays of 2022? The mystery man and me, Jumpin JB, that’s who dagnabbit! Caper 56 snatches the lumps of coal from your stockings and replaces it with radio gold. I say that to say this: From Studio A to half a world away and points beyond and behind, The Paleface Parabola team urges you to celebrate a hip and happening Hookey-Do of a Christmas season and then we’re off to 2023!
Published: 21/12/2022 10:00:00 p.m.
The Paleface Parabola - 14-12-2022( 1:57:50)       
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Naughty? Nice? Feel no fret - all are welcome at Jerry’s holiday camp. Caper 55 has a particular robust sex appeal that transcends mistletoe and maybe even frankincense and myrh. Christmas blasphemy? Certainly. Not the first time I’ve done in my ‘career’ gone bacterial. Likely won’t be the last either. I’ll have to answer for it as some point, so please pray for my wayward soul. In the meantime, hooray for Santa Claus!
Published: 14/12/2022 10:00:00 p.m.

A weekly opening of the Rock and Roll history books with twists from 7,000 miles away. The Paleface Parabola features 9 tracks from 9 decades. Hosted by Jumpin JB (New Jersey), he spins records AND plates.

Host: Jumpin' JB

Produced By: Free FM

Language: English

Category: Music

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