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 May 26, 2013

Sunday, August 11, 2013 |


*In Flames~Colony
*Mental Hippie Blood~Beaten Mother
**Clutch~Earth Rocker
*Diamond Plate~Relativity
*Dying Fetus~Your Treachery Will Die w/You
*Pantera~Psycho Holiday
*Nile~When My Wrath Is Done

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

*Primordial~Cities Carved In Stone
*King Diamond~Shrine
*Godbelow~Three Seasons
**The Beards~Why Having A Beard Is …
*Hatebreed~Ghosts Of War
*Children Of Bodom~Six Pounder
*Chrome Division~The Angel Falls
*Trivium~Where All Light Dies
*Black Label Society~Snowblind
*Black Label Society~All For You

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

*Wayne Static~Assassins Of Youth
**Otep~Blowtorch Nightlife
*Otep~Run For Cover
*Mr Manly~Your Date Is On Acid
*Metallica~Ride The Lightning
*Metallica~Broken, Beat & Scarred
*Apocalyptica~Creeping Death
**Judgement Day~California Legislature

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

*Monster Magnet~Dopes To Infinity
**Fascination Alleyway~Headed For The Exchanger Of Despair
**A Pale Horse Named Death~Shallow Grave
**Retox~The Art Of Really, Really Sucking
**Dio~We Rock(Live)
**Killswitch Engage~My Curse(Live)
**Anvil~Fire At Will
**Lacimas Profundere~Dead To Me
**Arsis~Sunglasses At Night
**Thinning The Herd~Never Wanted
**A Pale Horse Named Death~Cold Dark Mourning
*Type O Negative~Everyone I Love Is Dead

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

*Scar Symmetry~Illuminoid Dream Sequence
*Acid Bath~Jezebel
*Clutch~Mice & Gods
**Clutch~Oh, Isabella
*Echoes Of Eternity~Circles In Stone
*Jimi Hendrix~Bleeding Heart
*Jimi Hendrix~I Don’t Live Today(Live)
*Black Sabbath~Zero The Hero
**Black Sabbath~God Is Dead

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

*Rush~Headlong Flight
*Krokus~Stayed Awake All Night(Live)
*In Flames~Only The Weak
*Riverside~Living In The Past
*Steven Wilson~The Watchmaker
*Jake Shimabukuro~The Star Spangled Banner
*Ray Charles~A Song For You