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 24, 2023…

Sunday, December 24, 2023 |


*Just Joe~Screen


*Kataklysm~A Soulless God

*Marilyn Manson~Third Day Of A Seven Day Binge

*Villagers Of Ioannina City~Cosmic Soul

*Blue Oyster Cult~Hot Rails To Hell   (Live)

*Fire Down Below~Cocaine Hippo

*Sisters Of Mercy~Doctor Jeep

*Killing Jake~Blood On Your Hands

   *****1 AM*****

*Elder~Endless Return

*Nine Inch Nails~Last


*King Buffalo~Firmament

*All Them Witches~El Centro

*Monster Magnet~ 2000 Light Years From Home

*Moody Blues~Departure

*Moody Blues~Ride My See Saw

*Green Carnation~Just When You Think It Is Safe…

*Mental Hippie Blood~Wheel Of Fortune

   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~Guillotine Furnace Part 1   (Pike 273)

*Buckethead~Guillotine Furnace Part 2

*Buckethead~Guillotine Furnace Part 3

*Buckethead~Guillotine Furnace Part 4

*Buckethead~Guillotine Furnace Part 5

*Buckethead~Guillotine Furnace Part 6

*Buckethead~Guillotine Furnace Part 7

*Buckethead~Guillotine Furnace Part 8


*Sepultura~Straight Hate


*Freedom Hawk~Take All You Can

*The Beards~Why Having A Beard Is Better Than Having A Woman

   *****3 AM*****

*Sabaton~Christmas Truce

*Trans Siberian Orchestra~Christmas Eve Sarajevo

**Fascination Alleyway~An Eternal Hermitage   P372

**Trans Siberian Orchestra~Good King Joy

*Type O Negative~Red Water (Christmas Mourning)

*Jethro Tull~Last Man At The Party

*Big Big Train~Wassail

*Killmeister/Gibbons/Grohl~Run Rudolph Run

*Ripper Owens~Santa Claus Is Back In Town

*Rob Halford~Deck The Halls

*King Diamond~No Presents For Christmas

*KoRn~Kidnap The Sandy Claws

   *****4 AM*****

*Geoff Tate~Silver Bells

*Joe Lynn Turner~Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree

*AC/DC~Mistress For Christmas

*Twisted Sister~Heavy Metal Christmas

*Dio~God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

*Chuck Billy~Silent Night

*Halford~We Three Kings

*Dug Pinnick~Little Drummer Boy

*Apocalyptica~Oh Holy Night

*Jeff Scott Soto~We Wish You a Merry Christmas

*Twisted Sister~Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

*Austrian Death Machine~Jingle Bells

*Oni Logan~Deck The Halls

   *****5 AM*****

*Tommy Shaw~Happy Christmas  (War Is Over)

*ELP~I Believe In Father Christmas

*Marillion~Pseudo Silk Kimono



*Marillion~Bitter Suite

*Marillion~Heart Of Lothian

*Wishbone Ash~F.U.B.B.

*Jethro Tull~Mrs. Tibbets

*Genesis~Turn It On Again

*Ray Charles~A Song For You