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 7, 2024…

Sunday, January 07, 2024 |



*Porcupine Tree~Arriving Somewhere But Not Here

*King Buffalo~Eye Of The Storm

*Living Sacrifice~Altered Life

*Callenish Circle~Ignorant

*Coroner~Paralyzed Mesmerized

*All Them Witches~Workhorse

   *****1 AM*****

*Krokus~Stayed Awake All Night

*Savatage~The City Beneath The Surface


*W.A.S.P.~I Wanna Be Somebody

*Manowar~Blow Your Speakers

*Warrior Soul~Drugs, God & The New Republic

*BoyHitsCar~I’m A Cloud  (Live)

**Max Scialdone~The Darkening

*Villagers Of Ioannina City~For The Innocent

*Motorlord~Gamblers Blues

   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~Hypnagogio  (Pike 275)

*Buckethead~Thread 1

*Buckethead~Thread 2

*Buckethead~Thread 3

*Buckethead~Thread 4

*Buckethead~Thread 5

*Buckethead~Thread 6

*Buckethead~Thread 7

*Q5~Steel The Light

*Judas Priest~Night Crawler

*Novembers Doom~Bled White

*Valley Of The Sun~Hearts Aflame

   *****3 AM*****

*Primordial~Call To Cernunnos

**Fascination Alleyway~Middle Classless Rap  p57

**Mute Prophet~Vanity & Progress


**Mute Prophet~Images

**Witherfall~Ceremony Of Fire

**Mute Prophet~Cycle Of Fire

**Slift~Weavers’ Weft

   *****4 AM*****

*Type O Negative~World Coming Down

*Monster Magnet~Crop Circles

*Fire Down Below~Cocaine Hippo

*Corrosion Of Conformity~Dance Of The Dead

*King Buffalo~Hours

*UFO~The Writer


*Howling Giant~Whale Lord

*A Pale Horse Named Death~Pill Head

*Karma To Burn~Thirty Five

   *****5 AM*****

*Elder~Endless Return

*Dream Theater~A View From The Top Of The World

*Steve Hackett~Cell 151

*A Perfect Circle~Hourglass

*Bruce Cockburn~If I Had A Rocket Launcher  (Live)

*Modus~In The Grey Matter

*Ray Charles~A Song For You