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Full Album Appreciation 4

This morning’s album:

Gil Scott Heron – I’m New Here

This was the final release of Gil Scott heron after 28 years of silence. It came out only a year before he died.

Since it was a rather short album, the show started off with select tracks from Gil Scott Heron’s first album, Pieces of a Man, as listed below:

  • The Revolution Will Not be Televised
  • Save the Children
  • Lady Day and John Coltrane
  • Home is Where the Hatred is
  • Pieces of a Man
  • I Think I’ll Call it Morning
  • Chains
  • A Toast to the People

Gil Scott Heron was an extremely influential musician who talked about real important stuff. Having grown up in a broken home and coming of age during the prime of the civil rights movement, his first album centers around large scale social struggles as seen from a very personal perspective.

While his first album was funky and jazzy and soulful with traditional instruments (the man himself featured on piano), his final release, I’m New Here, made large use of more modern electronic sounds and if possible, had even more soul than the first. It focused more on his personal life from the perspective of his final days after having suffered through oppression, prison, drug addiction and having been diagnosed with HIV AIDS. His use of spoken word and dark, harsh rhythms is way haunting. 10/10 would recommend.

Psych Out 10/26 Halloween Special

artist – track – album

Louise Heubner – Seduction Through Witchcraft (full album) 1969
Electric Wizard – Black Magic Rituals and Perversions – Witchcult Today 2007
Black Widow – In Ancient Days – Sacrifice 1970

Goldsoundz – October 25th, 2016


Oh!Hello – “Ghost Party”
Veronica Fals – “Found Love in the Graveyard”
The Arctic Monkeys – “Perhaps Vampires is a Bit Strong but…”
Wampire – “The Hearse”

The Dan Collins Band – “The Ghost Song”
Laura Marling – “Ghosts”
Electric Tickle Machine – “Bones”
Sufjan Stevens – “They Are Night Zombies!! They Are Neighbors!! They Have Come Back From the Dead!! Ahhhh!”

Bright Eyes – “Devil Town” (Daniel Johnson cover)
Stars – “I Died So I Could Haunt You”
Sea Wolf – “Leaves in the River”

The Vaselines – “The Devil’s Inside Me”
Jellyfish – “Season of the Witch”

The Cast of Rocky Horror Picture Show – “Time Warp”


Freaker’s Ball | #50 | 2016 October 25

Thick as a Brick

It’s the 50th episode of the Freaker’s Ball. As such, we’re playing one of the quintessential prog-rock songs/albums of all time: “Thick as a Brick”. Come enjoy Jethro Tull’s 45-minute mockery of progressive rock, this week on the FREAKER’S BALL.

Track Listing

Song Artist Album Year
‘Thick as a Brick’ Jethro Tull ‘Thick as a Brick’ 1972
‘Highway Star’ Deep Purple ‘Machine Head’ 1972

Battle Ground 10/24 Mental Health Resources

In the final section of our show yesterday, we mentioned a variety of mental health resources that both Georgia Tech students and non-students alike could use in case that they needed to use them. Below is the list of resources (with links and phone numbers) mentioned in yesterday’s show.

  • The Georgia Tech Victim-Survivor Advocates are available to speak with students confidentially and are located at Stamps Health Services and Smithgall Student Services (Flag Building).
  • Already mentioned. The Georgia Crisis & Access Line is staffed with professional social workers and counselors 24 hours per day, every day to assist those with urgent and emergency needs. (1-800-715-4225)
  • National Hopeline: If you need to speak with someone right now their number is 1.800.442.HOPE (1.800. 442.4673).
  • The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • The Trevor Project Hotline: Our trained counselors are here to support you 24/7. If you are a person in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgment-free place to talk, the Trevor Lifeline can be reached at 866-488-7386.
  • Crisis Text Line: text “start” to 741-741
  • The Georgia Tech Counseling Center  is staffed by psychologists and mental health counselors. They offer brief, confidential counseling and crisis intervention services to students. The Counseling Center also offers an after-hours on-call counselor to speak and consult with students in crisis. In addition, they sponsor a series of workshops for managing stress.
  • Stamps Health Services  is open to students and their spouses. Students interested in scheduling an appointment may call 404-894-2585 or visit the second floor of the Stamps Health Services Building.
  • Division of Student Life and the Office of the Vice President and Dean of Students has a referral option if you are concerned about a student.
  • Georgia Tech has contracted with EAP Consultants, LLC to provide employees and their family members with a comprehensive Employee Assistance Program (EAP). All healthcare benefits eligible employees and their families have access to the program.
  • Ga Tech Counseling, Let’s Talk: “This service is open to all Georgia Tech undergraduate and graduate students. It is a valuable and appropriate service for students who may be unsure about formal counseling, have a specific problem and would like someone with whom to talk it through, have a concern about a friend and want some thoughts about what to do, or students who are not interested in ongoing counseling but would like the perspective of a counselor.”
  • Peer Coaching at Georgia Tech