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

August 11, 2013

Sunday, August 11, 2013 |




*Testament~Throne Of Thorns

*Mad Season~River Of Deceit

*Opeth~Death Whispered A Lullaby

*Six Feet Under~Bonesaw

*Early Man~Death Is The Answer

*Five Finger Death Punch~Death Before Dishonor

**Katatonia~First Prayer

*Slipknot~Wait & Bleed

*Type O Negative~My Girlfriends Girlfriend(Cheese Organ Mix)


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

**Killswitch Engage~The New Awakening

*Suicide Silence~No Pity For A Coward

*Amon Amarth~Twilight Of The Thunder Gods


*Becoming The Archetype~End Of An Age


*Sylosis~Conclusion Of An Age

**Alice In Chains~Phantom Limb

**Temple Of Thieves~In The Garden


*Black Label Society~In This River

**Judgement Day~California Legislator


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

*Metallica~For Whom The Bells Toll

*Candlebox~Miss You

**A Pale Horse Named Death~Shallow Grave

*Clutch~High Caliber Consecrator

*Mr Manly~Computer Repairman

*DragonForce~Wings Of Liberty

*Haste~With All The Pride & Dignity Of A Drowning Swimmer

*Drown~I Owe You

*Corrosion Of Conformity~Albatross

*Diamond Plate~Casualty Of War


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

**Clutch~Earth Rocker

**Fascination Alleyway~Forgotton For Forever & A Day

**We Butter The Bread With Butter(WBTBWB)~Alles Was Ich Will

**WBTBWB~Kind Im Brunner

**Temple Of  Thieves~Pull Me Under


**Norma Jean~Funeral Singer

**Temple Of Thieves~End Of Misery

*Orange Goblin~Shine

*Orange Goblin~298 Kg

**Doyle~Valley Of Shadows



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

*Riverside~Panic Room

*Monster Magnet~Bummer

*Dimmu Borgir~The Serpentine Offering

**Chimaira~All That’s Left Is Blood

*Bolt Thrower~When Cannons Fade

*Cradle Of Filth~Nymphetamine

*Leave’s Eyes~The Dream

**Karnivool~The Last Few

*The Sword~Lament For The Aurochs

*Black Label Society~No More Tears(Live)


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

*Deadsoul Tribe~Toy Rockets

**Sirenia~Funeral March

*Dream Theater~Metropolis(Live)

*Riverside~Feel Like Falling

*Tori Amos~Cloud On My Tongue(Live)

**Rush~The Garden

*Andy Prieboy~Tomorrow Wendy

*Ray Charles~A Song For You