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 25, 2022…

Sunday, December 25, 2022 |




*Type O Negative~Red Water  (Christmas Mourning)

*In Flames~The Jesters Race

*Prong~Whose Fist Is This Anyway?

*Prong~Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck

*Cradle Of Filth~Her Ghost In The Fog

**Elder~Endless Return

*BoyHitsCar~I’m A Cloud  (Live)

   *****1 AM*****

*King Buffalo~Firmament

*Clutch~The Wolf Man Kindly Requests…

*Clutch~Brazenhead  (Live)

*Callenish Circle~Ignorant

*Deadsoul Tribe~In A Garden Made Of Stones


*ISIS~In Fiction

*King’s X~Go Tell Somebody  (Live)

*Black Sabbath~The Sign Of The Southern Cross

   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~Chew Chew Train   (Pike 222)

*Buckethead~Out Of The Attic

*Buckethead~Nowhere In Particular

*Buckethead~Perilous Garden

*Buckethead~Dank Dungeon

*Buckethead~Giant Jellyfish



*Wo Fat~There’s Something Sinister In The Wind

*Warrior Soul~Children Of The Winter

*Motorlord~Dive Bomb

   *****3 AM*****

**Elder~Merged In Dreams

**Fascination Alleyway~Destination Unknown  p354

*Lid~Window Pain

*Iron Butterfly~In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida

*Primordial~The Coffin Ships  (Live)

*The Hu~Bii Biyelgee

*Held Hostage~Tonight’s The Nite

   *****4 AM*****

*Type O Negative~World Coming Down

*Sahg~Godless Faith

*The Sisters Of Mercy~Dominion/Mother Russia

*Killing Joke~Pandemonium

*Big Country~In A Big Country


*Genitortures~One Who Feeds

*Big Big Train~Wassail

   *****5 AM*****

*King Buffalo~Eye Of The Storm

*AC/DC~Mistress For Christmas

*King Diamond~No P:resents For Christmas

*MDFMK~Missing Time

*Jethro Tull~Mrs Tibbets


*Max Scialdone~Iris

*Emerson Lake & Palmer~I Believe In Father Christmas

*Tori Amos~Winter  (Live)

*Joan Armatrading~Willow

*Ray Charles~A Song For You