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 October 1, 2023…

Sunday, October 01, 2023 |



*Samsara Blues Experiment~Midnight Boogie

*Borracho~Lost In Time

*Texas Hippie Coalition~Hands Up

*Clutch~Earth Rocker

*Valley Of The Sun~Hearts Aflame

*Unida~Human Tornado


*Life Of Agony~How It Would Be

*Motorlord~Die Alone

   *****1 AM*****

*Fire Down Below~Cocaine Hippo

*Killing Joke~The Great Cull

*All Them Witches~Surface-To-Air-Whistle

*Sugartooth~Cracks In The Pavement

*Mental Hippie Blood~I Choke

*Twisted Roots~Turn To Stone


*Freedom Hawk~Take All You Can

*Monster Magnet~Last Patrol  (Live)

*Obituary~Solid State

   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~Lost Minds Part 1   (Pike 260)

*Buckethead~Lost Minds Part 2

*Buckethead~Lost Minds Part 3

*Buckethead~Lost Minds Part 4

*Buckethead~Lost Minds Part 5

*Buckethead~Lost Minds Part 6

*Buckethead~Lost Minds Part 7

*Buckethead~Lost Minds Part 8

*Villagers Of Ioannina City~For The Innocent

*My Sleeping Karma~Hymn 72  (Live)

*My Sleeping Karma~Maya Shakti

*The Swell Fellas~Something’s There…

*Apocalyptica~For Whom The Bell Tolls

   *****3 AM*****

*Type O Negative~A September Sun

**Fascination Alleyway~Dreams We Can’t Recall   p434

**Steven Wilson~Inclination

**Steven Wilson~What Life Brings

**Steven Wilson~Economies Of Scale

**Steven Wilson~Impossible Tightrope

**Urne~The Burden

**Urne~Becoming The Ocean


**Within Temptation~Ritual

   *****4 AM*****

*Deiphage~Searching Still

*King Buffalo~Mammoth

*Elder~Endless Return

*Villagers Of Ioannina City~Part V


   *****5 AM*****

**Wishbone Ash~Lady Whiskey  (Live)

*Bolt Thrower~When Cannons Fade

*Bolt Thrower~The Killchain

*Diamond Plate~Relativity

*Kataklysm~Serenity In Fire

*Savatage~City Beneath The Surface

*All Them Witches~Workhorse

*Mother Love Bone~Chloe/Crown Of Thorns

*Modus~Out Of A Waking Dream

*Ray Charles~A Song For You