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 18, 2020

Sunday, October 18, 2020 |




*Borracho~Lost In Time

*Into Shadow~Uneven

*Bask~Noble Daughters I

*Bask~Noble Daughters II

*Demons & Wizards~Diabolic

   *****1 AM*****

*Type O Negative~Black No.1

*Prong~Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck

*Down~Losing All

*Corrosion Of Conformity~Vote w/A Bullet

*Static X~Worth Dying For

**Alice In Chains~Rainier Fog

*Kingdom Come~Get It On

*Katatonia~Neon Epitaph

*Uada~The Great Mirage


*Into Shadow~Wander

   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~Listen For The Whisper (Pike 90)


*Konvent~Ropes Pt II

*Plague Years~Eternal Fire

*XYZ~Inside Out

**DevilDriver~You Give Me A Reason To Drink

**Unleash The Archers~Abyss

   *****3 AM*****

*Riverside~The Same River

**Fascination Alleyway~Tight Rope Walking Into Eternity p221

**The Unguided~Childhoods End

**Return To Ashes~Beneath The Sky

**Autumn Fire~Antidote

**Katatonia~City Glaciers


**DevilDriver~Dealing w/Demons

**Plague Years~World In Blood

**Ayreon~This Human Equation

*Leave’s Eyes~Fading Earth

   *****4 AM*****


*Green Leaf~The Rumble & The Weight


*Wishbone Ash~Standing In The Rain

*Jame’s Gang~Standing In The Rain

*Byzantine~To Release

*Haxan~Killing Time

   *****5 AM*****

*Sojourner~The Monolith


*Rush~New World Man

*BoyHitsCar~Rhythmical Gestures


*Marillion~The Last Straw

*Max Scialdone~Days Like These


*Ray Charles~A Song For You