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 22, 2023…

Sunday, October 22, 2023 |



*Type O Negative~These Three Things


*The Nefilim~Dazuzu

*Valley Of The Sun~Hearts Aflame

*Bolt Thrower~As The World Burns

*Bolt Thrower~Granite Wall

   *****1 AM*****

**Max Scialdone~The Darkening

*Villagers Of Ioannina City~Cosmic Soul

*The Sword~Apocryphon

*Sword~Sweet Dreams

*Black Sabbath~Die Young

**Mental Hippie Blood~Freedom Fighters

*In Flames~Colony

**Fire Down Below~Cocaine Hippo

*Warrior Soul~Punk & Belligerent

*Tree~Cold & Alone

   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~Portal To The Red Waterfall  (Pike 261)



*Buckethead~Crayon Factory

*Eagle Claw~Tempest


*High Desert Sky~Desert Jam

   *****3 AM*****

*Villagers Of Ioannina City~Part V

**Fascination Alleyway~Invisible Ghostwriters  p433

**UFO~Electric Phase  (Live)

**KK’s Priest~Hymn 66

**Ringo Starr~Miss Jean

**Otep~God Slayer

**Nektar~Spirit Of Radio  (Instrumental)

**KK’s Priest~The Sinner Rides Again

**Early Man~Paper Walls

**UFO~Lights Out   (Live)

   *****4 AM*****

*Exodus~Only Death Decides

*Testament~Practice What You Preach




*Coroner~Grin  (Nails Hurt)

*Pelican~City Of Echoes

*Megadeth~Holy Wars~Punishment Due  (Live)


*Motorlord~Gamblers Blues

   *****5 AM*****

*Q5~Steel The Light

*Krokus~Stayed Awake All Night  (Live)

*High Desert Sky~Mountain Jam

*Deadsoul Tribe~The Love Of Hate

*Steve Hackett~Cell 151


*Darkseed~Cold Under Water

*A Perfect Circle~Hourglass

*Modus~In The Grey Matter

*Ray Charles~A Song For You