Playlist: The Sound and the Fury

JRRBLL was born & raised in Northern Vermont. After a somewhat troubled youth, he arrived in Ithaca, NY quite suddenly one Spring day many years ago.

In the Spring of 1985, while on an unrelated mission for a friend, an opportunity presented itself for on air DJ training at WVBR-FM Ithaca, the only non-profit commercial training station in the USA at the time. In September of 1985, a slot opened up between 2am – 6am Sunday mornings for a possible free form show, during which time "Rocking The Night Away" was started – four hours of free form progressive loud rock, as the term Heavy Metal was getting to be a little long in the tooth. Seven years later, with Rocking The Night Away now a five hour show, Mimi Griswold, PD at WQNY-Ithaca, hired him away from WVBR to start The Sound & The Fury on Friday overnights from Midnight until 6am. The extra time meant further expanding the ever growing library & playlists.

Shortly after JRRBLL started at WQNY, Mimi was hired away by Ed Levine to take over programming of his new solid rock station in Utica, NY. He soon followed her north to K-Rock where you hear the rest of the story every Saturday night at midnight... The Sound & the Fury celebrated it's 26th anniversary November of 2011.

Mission Statement

Now As Always, JRRBLL is at odds with Radio & the way music is presented on it, with it's tight formats & rigid playlists. The Sound & The Fury specializes in premiering the latest releases by current & established artists & groups in the loud rock field. Heavy emphasis on current (within the last 6 months) music, with short trips down memory lane to spice things up a little. Long sets are a mainstay, with as few interruptions as possible throughout the night. Regular features like instant requests(FOR REAL!), Notes From The Pen, Manly Advice from Mr. Manly, Readings from Fascination Alleyway, Artist Interviews & Surprise Guest Appearances, JRRBLL's Corner, where all the new stuff from the weeks mailbag gets spotlighted into one set, as well as a cool down with For Strahlers Only at 5:30am

July 14, 2013

Sunday, August 04, 2013 |
*Primordial~Heathen Tribes
*Kopek~Love Is Dead
*Monster Magnet~Space Lord
*Monster Magnet~Master Of Light
**Clutch~Earth Rocker
*Monster Voodoo Machine~Bastard Is As Bastard Does
*Bolt Thrower~As The World Burns
*Type O Negative~Love You To Death
*************1 AM************
*Overkill~The Years Of Decay(Live)
**A Pale Horse Named Death~Shallow Grave
**Thinning The Herd~Never Wanted
**Scorpion Child~The Secret Spot
**High On Fire~Frost Hammer(Live)
*As I Lay Dying~The Darkest Nights
*The Warriors~Along The Way
**Venomous Maximus~Give Up The Witch
*Killswitch Engage~I Would Do Anything
*Trouble~Black Shapes Of Doom
*************2 AM************
*The Sword~Apocryphon
*Godflesh~Crush My Soul
*Pelican~The Creeper
*Katatonia~Day & Then The Shade
*Mr Manly~The French Poodle
*Slayer~Hell Awaits
*Obituary~Slowly We Rot
*Ex Deo~Divide Et Impera
*Slayer~South of Heaven
*Slayer~Seasons In The Abyss
**Into The Flood~Your Judgement Is What Condems You
******************3 AM************
**Cult Of Luna~In Awe Of
*Kampfar~Skogens Dyp
**Fascination Alleyway~Faith Stealers & Love Gangsters p373
**Sirenia~A Blizzard Is Storming
**Philip H. Anselmo~Battalion Of Zero
**Sirenia~Seven Widows Weep
**Philip H. Anselmo~Walk Through Exits Only
**Sirenia~My Destiny Coming To Pass
**Philip H. Anselmo~Music Media Is My Whore
**Sirenia~Blue Colleen
*Judgement Day~Xenophonic
***************4 AM**************
*Iced Earth~Damien(Live)
**Alice In Chains~Phantom Limb
*Bolt Thrower~Granite Wall
**Lonewolf~The Fourth & Final Horseman
**The Sorrow~Retracing Memories
**Cradle Of Filth~Nymphetamine
*************5 AM***********
*Leave’s Eyes~The Dream
**Tristania~Night On Earth
**The Beards~Why Having A Beard Is Better Than…
*Riverside~Beyond The Eyelids
*Porcupine Tree~Even Less(Live)
*Rush~The Garden
*Ray Charles~A Song For You