Horned Prog: Set 5: Pop Rocks & Other Unsavoury Snacks

by nielskunze on March 12, 2019

This one has been a Snickelfrizz favourite ever since it was first posted a few months ago. It’s poppy; it’s catchy. But first, it’s classy.

In keeping with the piano intro tradition, this time I excerpted a true classic, Keith Jarrett. On the 24th of January of 1975, jazz history was made at the Köln Opera House in Germany.

As legend has it, the show very nearly never happened. Due to a miscommunication, the baby grand provided to Jarrett for the performance was clearly the wrong one. When Keith arrived, it was out of tune and the pedals didn’t work properly. It was the old practice piano for the opera singers’ rehearsals.

The world-renowned jazz pianist was clearly accustomed to a much higher standard. Keith was road weary. His back was terribly sore. The show was scheduled to begin shortly before midnight– after the local opera performance. It was too late to get another piano.

But the show was sold out. The concert promoter, a young German girl, allegedly begged and pleaded and even shed a few tears, until the good-natured Jarrett agreed to “make do.”

As he explained afterward, his playing that night– strictly improvisational– was affected by the limitations presented by the subpar baby grand. He worked his magic within the limitations he was given. They did manage to properly tune it up, but the pedals couldn’t be fixed in time. The result?

The Köln Concert by Keith Jarrett has sold nearly four million copies, making it the single best-selling jazz soloist album of all time! How’s that for making the most of a bad situation!

Horned Prog 5-A

(This video has restricted visibility due to copyright claims– although every individual track can be found on Youtube. We’re trying to be compliant here. Sorry for any inconvenience, but it’s not my call.)

Tracks:

  • Köln Concert excerpt -Keith Jarrett (Blocked worldwide due to copyright restrictions!)
  • What’s This World Coming To? (rehearsal) -Chicago
  • Sunny Days -Lighthouse
  • Time For Thinking -The Ides of March
  • She’s Learning -Brainchild
  • I’m Not More Than a Sign -Mr. Albert Show
  • Symphony For Eleanor -The Ides of March
  • Freedom Sweet -The Ides of March
  • Free -Chicago
  • One Fine Morning -Lighthouse
  • Superman -The Ides of March
  • Spinning Wheel -Blood Sweat & Tears
  • Dance Through a Storm -Window
  • Drageur -Syncope
Horned Prog 5-B

Tracks:

  • Sing Sing Sing -Lighthouse
  • Giddy-Up Ride Me -The Ides of March
  • The Country Song -Lighthouse
  • Belladonna Moonshine -Audience
  • Skillet -Galliard
  • Conquistador -Procol Harum & Edmonton Symphony
  • White Buffalo -Lighthouse
  • The Time Is Near -The Keef Hartley Band
  • Mister Hero -Birth Control
  • The Sky Is Falling -The Ides of March
  • Fly My Airplane -Lighthouse
  • Set the Stage -Lighthouse
  • The Approaching Storm -Chicago
  • An Hour in the Shower -Chicago (Terry Kath rehearsal)

Go to Set 4: Proven in the Groovin’

Go to Set 6: Hot Coffee & Cold Fusion

Horned Prog: Set 4: Proven in the Groovin’

by nielskunze on March 12, 2019

At this point I need to mention the Germans. Germany during the seventies was a hotbed of progressive music. And it seems as though every other band had a sax player– if not a full-blown horn section (pun intended).

Although “krautrock” is a narrowly-defined sub-genre of prog, there’s no denying that those krauts knew how to rock! (For the PC crowd: it’s okay, I’m German. I can say “kraut”.)

Horned Prog 4-A

Tracks:

  • If I Come This Way -Tierra
  • Autobiography -Brainchild
  • Boulevard -Altona
  • Concerto No. 2 -St. Helena
  • Premonition -The Keef Hartley Band
  • Questions 67 & 68 -Chicago
  • Take What’s Yours -Tierra
  • Roundabout -The Keef Hartley Band
  • Clown -The Flock
  • Karmic Delights -Forgas Band Phenomena
  • Healing of the Lunatic Owl -Brainchild
  • Smilin’ -Emergency
Horned Prog 4-B

Tracks:

  • Alive Again -Chicago
  • Open Up Your Mind -Galliard
  • Did You Really Find Somebody? -Mr. Albert Show
  • Tierra -Tierra
  • Microfilm -Randy Pie
  • Can’t Live Without You -Altona
  • 7/4 -Altona
  • Hide Yourself -Altona
  • Weird Song #1/Run Back to Mama -Chase
  • Close Up Tight -Chase
  • Glad -Traffic
  • Watch Time Flow By -Fashion Pink

Go to Set 3: Zappa’d

Go to Set 5: Pop Rocks & Other Unsavoury Snacks

Horned Prog: Set 3: Zappa’d

by nielskunze on March 11, 2019

Though Frank’s was known to be lumpy, this gravy is groovy.

Even though there are no Zappa songs played by Zappa anywhere in these mixes, I cannot listen to this Set without thinking of Frank… often. Also of note, “King Kong” comes up on three separate occasions during these hours. That wasn’t planned; it’s purely coincidence. Go figure.

Horned Prog 3-A

Tracks:

  • Undone -The Guess Who
  • Arranha Ceu -Deodato
  • Southeast Bound -Blue Effect
  • Rondo -Lokomotive Kreuzberg
  • Also Sprach Zarathustra -Deodato
  • Fair Stood the Wind -Ginhouse
  • King Kong -Good God
  • That’s What She Said -George Duke
  • Drinking No Wine -Madura
  • Moving Away -Malo
  • Fat Dogs and Danishmen -Dr. Dopo Jam
  • Catherine’s Wig -Alquin
Horned Prog 3-B

Tracks:

  • Entree -Dr. Dopo Jam
  • Cowboy Song -Dr. Dopo Jam
  • You Can’t Take It With You -The Keef Hartley Band
  • Marin County -The Keef Hartley Band
  • Smilin’ Phases -Blood Sweat & Tears
  • Why Am I Doin’ It? -Emergency
  • Natron -Creative Rock
  • Put It Where You Want It -The Crusaders
  • Dreams -Madura
  • Still You Turn Me On -Emerson Lake & Palmer
  • Time Bomb -The Crusaders
  • Street Man -Malo
  • Another Time Another Place -The Keef Hartley Band

Go to Set 2: “Sometimes the Horns Are Implied,” said the Prog

Go to Set 4: Proven in the Groovin’

Horned Prog: Set 2: “Sometimes the Horns Are Implied,” said the Prog

by nielskunze on March 11, 2019

Defining a new genre is always risky business. “Push the limits early,” is my best strategy. It looks like the Horned Prog progect will come in upwards of thirty hours in total. That’s a big progect! And even at that enormity, it barely scratches the surface of what’s available!

So what is “Horned Prog” anyway?

Brass rock? Jazz rock? Fusion? Progressive rock? Anything featuring wind instruments? Or just a certain vibe?

Yes! All of these.

In these mixes, I deliberately chose songs which weren’t obviously horny… along with ones that obviously were. I don’t like to paint myself into corners. And I don’t take kindly to rules in general. It is my hope that the listener will be able to discern a particular vibe running through all of the songs within the Horned Prog sub-genre, even if they don’t feature horns or other wind instruments. And keep in mind that the human voice is the horniest and windiest of them all!

Just as a quirky thing peculiar to just me, I’ve started all of the Sets (the odd numbered hours) with an acoustic piano introduction. This is in keeping with the song which kicked off Set 1: Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? by Chicago. On the album, there’s a piano intro. On the radio, no one ever played the piano intro, so most folks don’t know it exists. By following through on this newly minted “tradition”, I’m drawing attention to the long lost piano intro.

Horned Prog 2-A

Tracks:

  • Pie -Ekseption
  • Zaragoza -Good God
  • Tusk -Fleetwood Mac
  • Show Me the Way to the War -Sweet Smoke
  • Moondance -Van Morrison
  • Baby Night -Sweet Smoke
  • I Cannot Understand -Ginhouse
  • Just Another Empty Dream -Sweet Smoke
  • Feelin’ Alright -Traffic
  • Dreams of Glass and Sand -Mogul Thrash
  • Coloured Armageddon -Grannie
Horned Prog 2-B

Tracks:

  • Believe Me My Friends -Sweet Smoke
  • Mittelstreifen/Anima/Bear’s Banquet excerpt/Opossum Novum -Opossum
  • The Peruvian Flute -Ekseption
  • The House -Ginhouse
  • House on the Hill -Audience
  • Banquet -Audience
  • Saga of the Sad Jester -Grannie
  • Waterfall -If
  • Living in the Past -Jethro Tull
  • Grasshopper -Spin
  • Borrowed Time -If
  • What’s This I Hear? -Mogul Thrash

Go to Set 1: Breakfast in Prague

Go to Set 3: Zappa’d

Horned Prog: Set 1: Breakfast in Prague

by nielskunze on March 11, 2019

Snickelfrizz

The Horned Prog progect began with the purchase of the 1969 album Chicago Transit Authority. I had heard too many times how essential this album was to any rock music– or even prog rock– collection. Upon listening to the album a dozen times or so, I had to agree. This was genre-bending stuff!

Of course I wasn’t completely new to Chicago; I just hadn’t afforded them much close scrutiny and attention, knowing them mainly from their radio hits from my childhood in the seventies. Once I realized that Chicago were indeed a progressive outfit in the strictest sense, I took it upon myself to invent the Horned Prog sub-genre under the grandiose umbrella of prog music in general. And then I embarked upon a journey to find suitable songs to mix with them for my own unique listening pleasure.

I’ve always been a “mixed tape” guy. I’ve spent a lifetime arranging exhibitions of musical variety in order to satisfy some innate sense of content-in-context… because context is everything. Songs need to be displayed– showcased– in the right manner to capture their historic significance and unique artistic spirit. And listening to complete albums, although having its place– especially in the prep phase, couldn’t satisfy my need for big-picture sculpting. It always seemed to me that the songs “wanted” to be arranged like puzzles, colouring in history and placating some subtle psychological need.

What I didn’t expect at the outset of the Horned Prog progect was the sheer volume of suitable tunes for crafting these tapestries. In recent years, the internet has opened up a world of heretofore hidden treasures, making them accessible to all. What I have done here I have done mainly for my own pleasure, but in the true spirit of music– a thing based firmly in shared experience– I offer these mixes to you.

Although we begin in Chicago, we immediately take flight to the far distant lands of Iron Curtain secrecy, and find, surprisingly, that the music of the times, the early seventies, was just as fresh and exciting in communist regimes as it was in the west. Artists will be artists; the spirit won’t be repressed!

Horned Prog 1-A

Tracks:

  • Does Anyone Really Know What Time It Is? -Chicago (Transit Authority)
  • Ma Hra (My Game) -Blue Effect
  • Pauk (Spider) -Jazz Orkestar Radio-Televizije Beograd
  • Globus -Jaan Kuman Instrumental Ensemble
  • Shorter -Theo Schumann Formation
  • Tentakel -Walter Kubiczeck
  • Make Me Smile Medley -Chicago (Tanglewood concert)
  • Za Krokem Zen -Blue Effect
  • Jazz Comfort -USSR 1979
Horned Prog 1-B

Tracks:

  • Svadbena Igra Kraj Bistrice -Jazz Orkestar Radio-Televizije Beograd
  • Clinging Ivy -Blue Effect
  • A Hit By Varese -Chicago
  • Straight to the Krankenhaus -Secret Oyster
  • House Party -Houseband (Dutch Rare Grooves)
  • Soul Party -The Free (Dutch Rare Grooves)
  • From the Back -Curt Cress Clan
  • Fibonacci’s Number -If
  • Mother Focus -Focus
  • Tamara’s Love -Focus
  • I Couldn’t Write and Tell You -If
  • Saturday in the Park -Chicago
  • Portrait -Prague Big Band

Each instalment of the Horned Prog progect will consist of two one-hour (approximately) sets of mixed music. Strap in for a long and wild ride!

Go to Horned Prog Set 2: Sometimes the Horns Are Implied

Podcast #5 Healing Fundamentals: Our Most Intelligent & Adaptable Organ: The Microbiome

by nielskunze on May 30, 2018

Crying Over Spilled Life

(Podcast #5 May 30, 2018 – Our Most Intelligent & Adaptable Organ: The Microbiome; music excerpts: Chameleon’s Teardrop by my band Missing Peace from our 1996 debut album Tense Moments; Ludvig & Sverker by Beardfish)

Previous Podcasts:

Part 1 of The Redox Revolution: Re-Establishing Inner Knowing
The Redox Revolution Part 2: The Revolution Can Pay for Itself
Cope & Survive vs Repair & Thrive… And a Bit on Vitamin C
Metabolic Flexibility & The Proper Role of Supplements

Here’s a partial list of the health personalities I’ve been using as references as mentioned in the podcast:

Dr. Zach Bush
Dr. Gary Samuelson
Dr. Terry Wahls
Dr. Steven Gundry
Dr. Joseph Mercola
Dr. Benjamin Bikman
Dr. Darren Schmidt
Dr. Berg
Nutritionist John Bagnulo PhD
Dr. Josh Axe
Dr. Lee Know ND
Dave Asprey
Dr. Jason Fung
Dr. Russell Jaffe
Dr. Thomas Levy
Dr. Suzanne Humphries
The Riordan Clinic
Dr. Dan Nuzum
Dr. Carolyn Dean
Dr. Jerry Tennant
Andrew Saul Phd (doctoryourself.com)
Dr. Robert Cassar
Dr. John Douillard
Thomas DeLauer

And not mentioned in the podcast: Dr. Robert Morse, Mark James Gordon

Here’s Dr. Nuzum on the general framework for the Healing Journey:

The above two videos provide the basis for the point-form Healing Template I’m currently working on with resource links. I’ll post it here when the first draft is complete.

Getting started on Lymphatic system cleansing:

Comprehensive movement for energy/lymph clearing and cleaning by Niels (as taught by Carlos Castaneda):

Zach, very briefly, speaking on hydration and electrical potential:

Thomas DeLauer on the importance of glycine (collagen) for bile production and fat metabolism:

The two supplements which I found to be essential in breaking all of my lifestyle habits are Restore and ASEA, re-establishing the most basic communication between the microbiome, the human cells and even the mitochondria. This was the main part of the First Phase of Healing for my journey: Stabilization.

Restore can be found at restore4life.com and ASEA can be found at my Associate website at Niels D Kunze (ASEA).

Please check back; I may be adding more links over the next few days… in preparation for the next podcast.

Podcast #4: Healing Fundamentals: Metabolic Flexibility & The Proper Role of Supplements

by nielskunze on April 23, 2018

Recent Reads


(Podcast #4: Healing Fundamentals: Metabolic Flexibility & The Proper Role of Supplements; music: excerpt from studio run-through of Islander by my band Missing Peace; excerpt Ludvig & Sverker by Beardfish)

Previous Podcasts:
Part 1 of The Redox Revolution: Re-Establishing Inner Knowing
The Redox Revolution Part 2: The Revolution Can Pay for Itself
Cope & Survive vs Repair & Thrive… And a Bit on Vitamin C

Anyone who is interested in approaching their own health concerns from a functional/metabolic/mitochondrial/energetic perspective is encouraged to check out the cellular/microbial (microbiome)/genetic communication essentials of Restore (restore4life.com), ASEA, Molecular Hydrogen (molecularhydrogenfoundation.org)… and now add in Cannabis Oil (whole spectrum)- essay forthcoming.

The above components comprise the basic foundation for reinvigorating the internal communication systems within the body at the molecular/chemical level as expressed in the exchange (flow) of electrons: redox signalling. Only the body (as a complex ecosystem) knows how to heal itself… and will unfailingly do so when provided the proper tools.

To order ASEA, or for more information about products, testimonials, and business opportunities please visit my personal ASEA Associate website: Niels D Kunze Team ASEA.

Here’s a couple of source lectures which I found particularly interesting and informative:

If you wish to contact me for any reason, you can write to my public email at niels@nielskunze.com. For lengthy exchanges I may provide you with my private email, or– god forbid– my phone number, if you’re very charming and unusually persuasive. Seriously though, you can talk with me, ask me questions, or tell me why I’m totally misguided.

Podcast #3: Healing Fundamentals: Cope & Survive vs Repair & Thrive… & A Bit on Vitamin C

by nielskunze on April 2, 2018


(Podcast #3 April 2/18; Cope & Survive vs Repair & Thrive / Vitamin C; musical excerpts: Whitman’s Gauntlet by my band Missing Peace from our 2016 album Second Thoughts; Ludvig & Sverker by Beardfish)

Previous Podcasts:
Part 1 of The Redox Revolution: Re-Establishing Inner Knowing
The Redox Revolution Part 2: The Revolution Can Pay for Itself

Anyone who is interested in approaching their own health concerns from a functional/metabolic/mitochondrial/energetic perspective is encouraged to check out the cellular/microbial (microbiome)/genetic communication essentials of Restore (restore4life.com), ASEA, Molecular Hydrogen (molecularhydrogenfoundation.org)… and now add in Cannabis Oil (whole spectrum)- essay forthcoming.

The above components comprise the basic foundation for reinvigorating the internal communication systems within the body at the molecular/chemical level as expressed in the exchange (flow) of electrons: redox signalling. Only the body (as a complex ecosystem) knows how to heal itself… and will unfailingly do so when provided the proper tools.

To order ASEA, or for more information about products, testimonials, and business opportunities please visit my personal ASEA Associate website: Niels D Kunze Team ASEA.

Next week’s podcast will be about Metabolic Flexibility.

If you wish to contact me for any reason, you can write to my public email at niels@nielskunze.com. For lengthy exchanges I may provide you with my private email, or– god forbid– my phone number, if you’re very charming and unusually persuasive. Seriously though, you can talk with me, ask me questions, or tell me why I’m totally misguided.

Podcast #2 Healing Fundamentals: Redox Revolution Pt.2 The Revolution Can Pay for Itself

by nielskunze on March 22, 2018

*Subjects may not be exactly as implied*


(Podcast #2 Healing Fundamentals March 21/18; musical excerpts: Diamonds ‘n Pig Shit by my band Missing Peace from 1996 album Tense Moments; Ludvig & Sverker by Beardfish)

Previous Podcast: Part 1 of The Redox Revolution: Re-Establishing Inner Knowing

To order ASEA, or for more information about products, testimonials, and business opportunities please visit my personal ASEA Associate website: Niels D Kunze Team ASEA.

Further Reading:

My original essay about ASEA: The Real Magic of Redox Signalling

And a brief overview of redox in general: Redox Universe

As always, I ask that you DON’T believe me. I encourage you to do your own research into the science of redox potential and how it relates to the future of medicine as discussed by Dr. Zach Bush, Dr. Gary Samuelson, Dave Asprey, Dr. Hunningshake, Dr. Lee Know ND, A S ‘Narain’ Naidu, and many others.

This is the beginning of the end to all disease… but we’ve still got a long way to go.

Podcast: Healing Fundamentals #1 The Redox Revolution Part 1 Re-Establishing Inner Knowing

by nielskunze on March 13, 2018

Niels: March 11/18


(Healing Fundamentals Podcast March 13/18; music excerpts: Superman’s Song – Crash Test Dummies; Superman – The Kinks; Ludwig & Sverker – Beardfish)

Restore products at: restore4life.com
ASEA products & info at: Niels D Kunze Team ASEA
Molecular Hydrogen info at: molecularhydrogenfoundation.org

Related articles by Niels:

Redox Universe
“Dear human, you are an ecosystem. You are not an entity. You are not alone; you are a community.

You are a capable steward of the environment: first, within, fostering care for your own bio-terrain; then, without, tending to the urgent needs of a planet fallen into confusion, isolation— discommunicated.

Nevertheless, we are here together, finding resolution.”

Restoring the Biome
“We carry a representation of the world in our bellies. We have to, or we wouldn’t be able to meaningfully interact with it. The lining of our gastrointestinal tract is our primary interface with the world around us. The very necessary microbes that make their home in our gut must closely resemble the microbes which reside in and on our daily food and the living soil in which it grows. They have to, or we wouldn’t be able to digest it. For everything which Nature builds, she also provides the means to break it down again— mostly via microbes.”

The Real Magic of Redox Signalling
“How free radicals are handled within the body is an intricate, carefully choreographed dance involving complex and elegant chemistry… and molecular signalling.”

Molecular Hydrogen: The One True God Particle
“It appears that hydrogen is another important molecule in the redox universe, essential for maintaining optimal health. This shouldn’t be surprising since it figured prominently in the formation of the early universe, the genesis of life on Earth, and was a major constituent of Earth’s early atmosphere. It naturally follows that the presence of hydrogen gas in the human gut would foster microbial diversity and be implicated in numerous positive gene expressions. It is perhaps somewhat surprising that H2 should have such positive impact upon all of the body’s systems through mechanisms that are not readily understood… yet. The far distant past, it seems, cannot be discarded in regards to this ancient elemental god. Hydrogen will not be denied its role, and we would be wise to embrace it.”

A New Introduction To Health
“Our conscious minds are ill-suited to intervening in— let alone, supervising— complex systems we don’t adequately understand. Can you imagine if the healing of a little cut on your finger required your conscious attention and direction every step of the process? Would any of us really have a clue what is required at the microscopic or even molecular level to take place… and in what precise order? Fortunately, we’re not required to consciously know and think our way back to health. Our bodies already know the way.”