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

The Sound & The Fury Set List for December 22, 2013

Sunday, December 22, 2013 |




*Judas Priest~Out In The Cold

*Psychotica~What Is God?

**Tristania~Night On Earth

**The Sword~Apocryphon

**Tiamat~The Sun Also Rises


*****************1 AM***************

*Within Tempation~The Cross

*Slayer~Playing w/ Dolls

**End Of  Green~Hangman’s Joke

**Mammoth Mammoth~Up All Night/Demons To Fight

**Spiral Arms~Tomorrows Dream

**Clutch~D.C. Sonic Attack

*Henry Rollins~Low Self Opinion

**Pussy Riot~Putin Pissed Himself

**Candlemass~The Sound Of Dying Demons

*Bruce Dickinson~Chemical Wedding(Live)

**Serenity~Shining Oasis

**Katatonia~First Prayer


******************2 AM************

**Dagoba~I, Reptile


**Temple Of Thieves~In The Garden

**Vista Chino~Dargona Dragona

*Mr Manly~Office Christmas Carols

*Alvin Lee~No Limit

*Frank Marino~Babylon

*The Cincinnati Improvisational Group~Zoned In Danger(Live)

*Robin Trower~Bridge Of Sighs(Live)


********************3 AM*************

*Frank Zappa~Soup N’ Old Clothes(Live)

**Fascination Alleyway~Back Doors Into Eternity p402

*John 5~The Nightmare Unravels

*Megadeth~Tornado Of Souls(Live)

*Dream Theater~Metropolis (Live)

*Dream Theater~A Fortune In Lies(Live)

**Dagoba~The Realm Black

**Alice In Chains~Phantom Limb

*Probot w/Lemmy~Shake Your Blood

*Deep Purple~Highway Star


******************4 AM***************

*Metal Church~Highway Star


**Diamond Plate~All Of It

**Monster Magnet~Last Patrol

**Satyricon~Our World, It Rumbles Tonight

**Ministry~Perfect Storm

*Neurosis~The Eye Of Every Storm

*Nefilim~Venus Decomposing


*BoyHitsCar~Move w/Me


******************5 AM****************

*BoyHitsCar~One Kiss Away

*Savatage~Strange Wings(Live)

**Leave’s Eyes~Fading Earth

*Moonspell~Alpha Noir

*Riverside~Feel Like Falling

*Black Sabbath~Over To You

*Porcupine Tree~Russia On Ice

*Porcupine Tree~Hatesong(Live)

*Modus~Soul Fascist

*Ray Charles~A Song For You