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 21, 2014

Sunday, December 21, 2014 |





*Rammstein~Wollt Inr Bett In Flammen Sehen

*November 17~Kontrol

*Cathedral~Midnight Mountain

**Monster Magnet~Hallelujah

*Monster Magnet~Dig That Hole

*Monster Magnet~2000 Light Years From Home

*Monster Magnet~Baby Gotterdamerung

**Caligula’s Horse~A Gift To Afterthought


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

**The Graviators~Narrow Minded Bastards

**Liv Kristine~Love Decay

**Leave’s Eyes~Fading Earth

*Mammoth Mammoth~(Up All Night) Demons To Fight

*Dimmu Borgir~Heavenly Perverse



*Clutch~Abraham Lincoln


**Job For A Cowboy~Eating The Visions Of God


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

*Machine Head~Davidian(Live)

**In The Presence Of Wolves~Palladium


*Mr Manly~Outside Christmas Decorations

**Obituary~Out Of Blood

*Dagoba~I, Reptile

*Temple Of Thieves~Mr. Hixx



**Mercielago~Fairlane Swain


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

*Ministry~Khyber Pass

**Fascination Alleyway~Home Made Baskets Of Hope p318

**Primordial~Where Greater Men Have Fallen


*Porcupine Tree~Trains

*Type O Negative~Red Water(Christmas Mourning)

*Cradle Of Filth~Her Ghost In The Fog

*Bolt Thrower~The Killchain

**Pitch Black Forecast~Open Letter To God

**At The Gates~Upon Pillars Of Dust


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


*Dream Theater~Pull Me Under

*DevilDriver~Tripping Over Tombstones

*Coal Chamber~Loco(Live)

*Soulfly~Living Sacrifice

*Entwined~Sacrifice Of Spring

*Tristania~Night On Earth



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

**Soen~The Others Fall

**Monster Magnet~Last Patrol(Live)

*End Of Green~Hangman’s Joke

**Deadlock~The Great Pretender

*Porcupine Tree~Even Less(Remix)


*Modus~Out Of Waking Dream

*Ray Charles~A Song For You