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 23, 2022…

Sunday, October 23, 2022 |




**King Buffalo~Mammoth

**My Sleeping Karma~Pralaya

*The Hu~Through The Never


*Monster Magnet~End Of Time   (Live)

**Held Hostage~We Rock Hard

**Smith/Kotzen~Rise Again

   *****1 AM*****

*Opeth~Heir Apparent

*Savatage~The Dungeons Are Calling

*Megadeth~Symphony Of Destruction

**Dio~Neon Knights

*Black Sabbath~Disturbing The Priest

*GodBelow~Three Seasons

*Only Living Witness~December

*Iron Maiden~The Writing On The Wall

*Iron Maiden~Lost In A Lost World

*Jungle Rot~Burning Cinder

   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~Visitor From The Mirror Part 1   (Pike 176)

*Buckethead~Visitor From The Mirror Part 2

*Buckethead~Visitor From The Mirror Part 3

*Buckethead~Visitor From The Mirror Part 4

*Death Angel~The Devil Incarnate

*Forbidden~Twisted Into Form

*Droids Attack~Brahma Astra

*Pelican~Midnight & Mescaline

*Type O Negative~Anesthesia

*Down~Losing All


   *****3 AM*****

*The Hu~Black Thunder (Extended)

**Fascination Alleyway~Clobbering The Crab Out Of Cluster Freaks  p267


**Megadeth~The Sick, The Dying…And The Dead!

**Wolfheart~Fires Of The Fallen

**Soil~No Voices In The Sky

**Hammer King~Pariah Is My Name

**Queensryche~Lost In Sorrow


**Queensryche~Behind The Walls

**King Buffalo~Mercury

   *****4 AM*****

*Porcupine Tree~Time Flies  (Live)

*Iron Butterfly~In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida

*Deep Purple~Speed King

*Jane’s Addiction~Mountain Song

*Unida~Wet Pussycat

*Marilyn Manson~Third Day Of A Seven Day Binge

**My Sleeping Karma~Mukti

   *****5 AM*****

**King Buffalo~Firmament

**Phase IV~Psyche

*S.A. Slayer~Prepare To Die


*Nektar~Fidgety Queen

*Rush~The Garden

*Sigur Ros~Svefn-G-Englar

*Max Scialdone~Days Like These

*Modus~In The Grey Matter

*Ray Charles~A Song For You