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 7, 2013

Sunday, August 04, 2013 |
*Otep~Rise, Rebel, Resist
*Wayne Static~Assassins Of Youth
**Lordi~The Riff
*Type O Negative~Burnt Flowers Fallen
*Within Temptation~The Cross
*Lacuna Coil~The Ghost Woman & The Prophet
*Testament~Throne Of Thorns
*Nailbomb~Religious Cancer
*Killswitch Engage~My Last Serenade
*************1 AM************
*Conquest~Killer Machine
*Wretched~Karma Accomplished
*Grip Inc~Heretic War Chant
**Thinning The Herd~Never Wanted
**Clutch~Earth Rocker
**Alice In Chains~Phantom Limb
*Demons & Wizards~Fiddler On The Green
*A Pale Horse Named Death~Pill Head
**A Pale Horse Named Death~Shallow Grave
*Monster Magnet~2000 Lightyears From Home
****************2 AM************
*Type O Negative~September Sun
*Core~Fairies Wear Boots
*Mr Manly~Fireworks
*Marilyn Manson~Sweet Dreams(Live)
*Tori Amos~Total Eclipse Of The Heart(Live)
*Queensryche~Bullet The Blue Sky(Live)
*Queensryche~Walk In The Shadows(Live)
**Into The Flood~Your Judgement Is What Condems You
*Venom~Black Metal
***************3 AM*************
**Fascination Alleyway~California 1972…P291
*Umphrey’s McGee~Plunger
**The Things They Carried~Masks
**Huntress~Blood Sisters
**Lonewolf~The Fourth & Final Horseman
**The Sorrow~Retracing Memories
**Manegarm~Eternity Awaits
**Venomous Maximus~Path Of Doom
**Immolation~All That Awaits Us
***************4 AM************
*Crossbreed~Pure Energy
*Fear Factory~Zero Signal
*Katatonia~First Prayer
**Tristania~Night On Earth
*Machine Head~Exhale The Vile
**Lacrimus Profundere~Dead To Me
*Karma To Burn~Twin Sisters & A Bottle Of Bourbon
*Torche~Reverse Inverted
*Bolt Thrower~Pride
*****************5 AM***************
*Blood Tsunami~Personal Exorcism
*Insomnium~The Day It All Came Down
*Elis~Innocent Hearts
**Better Left Unsaid~For You Ashlynd
**Orchid~See You On The Other Side
**Kadavar~Come Back Life
**The Beards~Why Having A Beard Is Better Than…
*Riverside~Feel Like Falling
*Kings X~Over My Head(Live)
*Andy Prieboy~Tomorrow Wendy