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

June 30, 2013

Sunday, August 04, 2013 |
*Viking Skull~Doom, Gloom,Heartache & Whiskey
*Viking Skull~The Blackened Sunrise
*Lamb Of God~Ghost Walking
*Six Feet Under~Bonesaw
*Marilyn Manson~The Reflecting God
*Type O Negative~Christian Woman
**Better Left Unsaid~She Needs Violence
*************1 AM************
*Judas Priest~The Future Of Mankind
**Tristania~Night On Earth
*The Sword~The Veil Of Isis
**A Pale Horse Named Death~Shallow Grave
**Ghost BC.~Depth Of Satans Eyes
**Thinning The Herd~Never Wanted
*Encrust~Predatory Skin
**Hatebreed~Honor Never Dies
**Alice In Chains~Phantom Limb
****************2 AM***********
*Otep~I’m In The Mood For Beards
**The Beards~I’m In The Mood For Beards
**Megadeth~Cold Sweat
**Mr Manly~Girl w/the Corvette
*Kataklysm~Manipulator Of Souls
*Sepultura~Arise/Dead Embrionic Cells(Live)
*DevilDriver~Cry For Me Sky
*Prong~Another Worldy Device
*Grip Inc~Ostracized
**Cult Of Luna~In Awe Of
**Children Of Bodom~Bodom Blue Moon
***************3 AM**********
**Orchid~See You On The Other Side
**Fascination Alleyway~Total wonder
**High On Fire~Serums Of Liao(Live)
**High On Fire~Fury Whip(Live)
**Scorpion Child~The Secret Spot
**Orphaned Land~Freedom
**Fight Or Flight~You Refuse
**Letlive~That Fear Fever
**Huntress~Destroy Your Life
**Lonewolf~Raise The Flag
**Manegarm~Sons Of War
**Venomous Maximus~Give Up The Witch
**************4 AM************
*Demons & Wizards~Fiddler On The Green
**Clutch~Oh, Isabella
*Riverside~Panic Room
**Steven Wilson~Luminol
*Type O Negative~Black Sabbath
*Machine Head~Beautiful Mourning
*Monster Magnet~Crop Circles
*Monster Magnet~Dig That Hole
**Kadavar~Doomsday Machine
***************5 AM**************
**The Quill~Darkest Moon
**Amorphis~Enchanted By The Moon
**Deathpoint~Thirty Stitches
*Riverside~Beyond The Eyelids
*Isis~Ghost Key
**Better Left Unsaid~For You Ashlyd
*Tori Amos~The Beekeeper(Live)
*Ray Charles~A Song For You