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 Playlist for December 3, 2023…

Sunday, December 03, 2023 |



*Only Living Witness~December

*Clutch~The Wolf Man Kindly Requests…

*Unleash The Archers~Ten Thousand Against One

*Earthless~Black Heaven

*Slayer~Hell Awaits

*Acerbus~Angel Of Death

*Lamb Of God~Ashes Of The Wake

*Killing Joke~The Great Cull

   *****1 AM*****

**Max Scialdone~The Darkening

*All Them Witches~1st vs. 2nd

*Living Sacrifice~Symbiotic

*Callenish Circle~Self-Inflicted

*Callenish Circle~What Could Have Been…

*Inner Thought~Tortured


*Droids Attack~Brahma Astra

*The Bronx~Past Away

   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~Sonar Rainbow  (Pike 268)

*Buckethead~The Maddening Of Mercury


*Buckethead~Venomous Fog

*Fire Down Below~Cocaine Hippo

*Borracho~Lost In Time

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

*Mammoth Mammoth~Black Dog


   *****3 AM*****

*All Them Witches~Acid Face

**Fascination Alleyway~Signatures From Strangers  p198

**Porcupine Tree~Closure Continuation  (Live)

**Witherfall~Ceremony Of Fire

**Villagers Of Ioannina City~Skaros  (Live)


**Howling Giant~Juggernaut

   *****4 AM****

*Urne~A Stumble Of Words

*Dissection~God Of Forbidden Light

*Dagoba~I, Reptile


*UFO~Rock Bottom  (Live)

*MSG~Broken Promises

*Cryptid Shadow~Somethin’ Squatchy

*A Pale Horse Named Death~Shallow Grave

*Motorlord~Hard As Nails

   *****5 AM*****

*Nektar~Fidgety Queen

*Queen~Modern Times Rock & Roll

*Queen~Son & Daughter

*Villagers Of Ioannina City~Cosmic Soul

**Max Scialdone~The Long Farewell

*Angel City~Face The Day

*Farflung~Endless Drifting Wreck

*David Gilmore~Cry From The Street

*Eva Cassidy~Stormy Monday

*Ray Charles~A Song For You