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 January 21, 2024…

Sunday, January 21, 2024 |



*Samsara Blues Experiment~Midnight Boogie

*Black Sabbath~Children Of The Grave  (Live Dio)

*Type O Negative~Wolf Moon

*Mr Plow~Ode To Carlo

*Pandemonium~Imprisoned By The Snow

*Warrior Soul~Children Of Winter


   *****1 AM*****

*Elder~Merged In Dreams-Ne Plus Ultra

*Mastodon~The Last Baron

*Primordial~Heathen Tribes

*Fire Down Below~Cocaine Hippo

*White Lion~All The Fallen Men

*Black Sabbath~Back Street Kids


   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~Familiar Spirit   (Pike 278)

*Buckethead~Where The Sun Sails & BooBoo Got His Black Belt

*Buckethead~The Caterpillar’s Trail

*Buckethead~The Moon Walks

*Buckethead~G.H.S. Live

*Bolt Thrower~Contact: Want Out

*Bolt Thrower~Inside The Wire

*Callenish Circle~What Could Have Been

*Down~Underneath Everything

   *****3 AM*****

*King Buffalo~Eye Of The Storm  (Live)

**Fascination Alleyway~A Heart Beat Away From Infinity + 1    p417

**Judas Priest~Panic Attack

**Judas Priest~Crown Of Horns

**Judas Priest~Trial By Fire

**Big Big Train~Miramare

**Big Big Train~Oblivion

**Steven Wilson~Inclination  (Ewan Pearson Remix)

   *****4 AM*****

*Opeth~The Baying Of The Hounds


*Ministry~Bad Blood

**Slift~The Words That Have Never Been Heard

*King Buffalo~Mammoth

*Villagers Of Ioannina City~Father Sun

*Motorlord~A Little Madness

   *****5 AM*****

*All Them Witches~Acid Face

*Max Scialdone~The Void


*Warren Haynes~On A Real Lonely Night

**Steve Hackett~Wherever You Are

*Marillion~Sugar Mice

*Ray Charles~A Song For You