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 28, 2013

Sunday, August 04, 2013 |
*GodBelow~Three Seasons
**Trouble~When The Sky Comes Down
*Children Of Bodom~Hate Me
**One Kills All~Calibrate
*Sepultura~Refuse Resist
**Better Left Unsaid~My Wounds
*Dragonforce~Heroes Of Our Time(Live)
****************1 AM***********
**Clutch~Earth Rocker
**Megadeth~Cold Sweat
**Manegarm~Hordes Of Hel
**High On Fire~Madness Of An Architect(Live)
*Chrome Division~The Angel Falls
**The Beards~Why Having A Beard Is Better Than Having…
************2 AM**********
**Alice In Chains~Phantom Limb
*DevilDriver~Dead To Rights
*DevilDriver~Cry For Me Sky
*DevilDriver~Monsters Of The Deep
*Mr Manly~The Toaster
*Machine Head~The Rage To Overcome
*Soilwork~Spirits Of The Future Sun
**Iron Maiden~The Prisoner(Live)
*Type O Negative~Everything Dies
**************3 AM***********
*Type O Negative~Haunted
**Fascination Alleyway~Bigots & Bastards p362
**Chimaira~All That’s Left Is Blood
**Fight Or Flight~First Of The Last
**Oliva~Soul Chaser
**Karnivool~Alpha Omega
**Tear Out The Heart~Dead By Dawn
**I Killed Everyone~A Sanguinary Mass
**Doyle~Valley Of Shadows
**Autopsy~Arch Cadaver
**Chimaira~Wrapped In Violence
**************4 AM***********
**A Pale Horse Named Death~Shallow Grave
*BoyHitsCar~Rhythmical Gestures
**Amorphis~Enchanted By The Moon
*Moonspell~Trk I
*Tiamat~Thunder & Lightning
*Sisters Of Mercy~When You Don’t See Me
*Killing Joke~Absent Friends
*Prong~Broken Peace
**Lacrimus Profundere~Dead To Me
*Judgement Day~Common Denominator
**************5 AM***********
**Venomous Maximus~Give Up The Witch
*Godbelow~Take & Name Your Poison
*Insomnium~The Day It All Came Down
**Scorpion Child~The Secret Spot
**Lordi~The Riff
**Philip Anselmo~Battalion Of Zero
*Porcupine Tree~Trains
**Karnivool~We Are
*Riverside~Behind The Eyelids
**Geoff Tate~Take A Bullet
*Ray Charles~A Song For You