Book-Likes to read non-fiction and in
particular blues history.
Python’s “Meaning of Life” shot out of his mouth faster than
a speeding bullet...and then a tad slower was Python’s
“Monty Python and the Holy Grail.”
What Is In the CD Player-Riders In The Sky, Charlie Patton,
Willie Dixon and Beck.
Favorite Artists-The Beatles, Riders In The Sky, Ray
Charles, Buddy Guy, Willie Nelson, Bob Marley and the Hal
Kemp Orchestra. Wow...I think that just about hit it all!
Something That Is Really Scary!-Bradley is a “self admitted
fence nerd...can often be seen driving up and down the
streets of Eugene, looking for the next idea.” OK...it has
been explained...that man staring with a longing in his eyes
at your fence is Bradley! Readers...I think this is a
glimpse into The Twilight Zone!
The Nickname-Given to him by the Broken Down Old Lady After
seeing him get up off the couch she said “You look like a
broken down old man ” It stuck and when looking for a handle
for the radio program it was a natural.
Musical Talent-Zip, nada, zilch Though
he has now been playing guitar for about two
years...and still learning! It is coming along
at a snail's pace...and the Broken Down Old Lady
won't allow electric in the house!!
award winning cartoonist. Not the Peanuts, Dilbert
style...but the meaty kind...editorial cartoons. He did this
for seven years hooking up with Bill Friday for 5 of those
years. Friday is the man that brought Bradley into the
cartooning thing. Check the cartoon out...it is a
great one...and it did not win the award!
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Who Would You Like To See Play-Deceased
Performers-Hard to pass on Muddy Waters but Robert Johnson
at the crossroads with his guitar in hand. Alive
Performers-Honey Boy Edwards. One of the last links to the
Live Performance-Buddy Guy at his Legends club in Chicago.
“It was epic. It brought tears to my eyes.”
Brad's Pictures From A Buddy Guy Performance at Buddy
Guy's Legends Club in Chicago. Nice pictures
Bradley!!! Click for the larger shot!
Early Musical Memory-The album mentioned before, “Couldn’t
Believe My Eyes.”
Favorite Beer-Bridgeport IPA. Any donations mail directly to
Real Power Behind The Man-The staff has always
wondered who is the power behind Bradley...what
inspires his programming, his ideas, his
drive...well...I found out. It is not
Bradley...but it is Flash The Wonder Dog! I went
to visit Bradley in the station during his show
and there was Flash, handsome, intelligent and
well mannered...unlike Bradley...telling Bradley
what to do next, who to play and telling him to
fetch water. It was just this brief glance
behind the scenes that allowed me to see the
real power behind Bradley powered radio!
Sadly Flash passed away in early March. We
at the KRVM studio will miss Flash...a good ole
Hit The Road Jack-Grounds For The Blues
Wednesdays 5:30 AM Until 8 AM
Jack is the Wednesday morning barista of the blues brewing
up...wait a second here...let’s stop the coffee references
now! Anyway...Coffee Jack has his own thing, a unique
blend (stop it now! ) of blues that is heavily influenced by
the harmonica. Routinely his show will feature about 70%
harp (harp=harmonica) choices whether in the forefront or as
a base to the song. This is not the only thing he plays as
he always is looking through the new releases seeking new
material to play for his audience...but still for Harmonica
Hump Day the centerpiece is still the harp. You will hear
the greats like Little Walter, Sonny Boy Williamson, William
Clarke and Kim Wilson as well as some of the people that are
not so well known like Little Annie Raines, Matthew Skoller
and Greg “Tumbleweed” Mooney. This is all brewed (I said
stop! ) into a wonderfully mellow (Oh hell !) cup for your
coffee break! Coffee (he allows me to call him by his
first name) has been doing the DJ thing at KRVM for about
three years and continues to grow as a blues guy and as a
broadcaster. You always get a good wake me up cup (*# %$ )
with Coffee Jack!
Coffee was born in Ithaca, New York around the time Noah was
building arks...ok...it wasn’t that long ago...and raised in
Florida. Hmm...was his first nickname Orange Juice Jack? He
moved to Oregon in 1990, fell in love with this place and
hasn’t left or even wanted to.
Blues Introduction-He first became very interested in the
blues from listening to KRVM. At that time the blues for him
was Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughan and KRVM was playing
some of that and it was not commercial radio. It was a love
that would grow and expand.
The Things That Make Us Human-
Favorite Artist(s)-Kim Wilson, Little Walter, Sonny Boy
Williamson, William Clarke.
a Dad to six year old Mocha Jack OK...a question I forgot to
ask...is your wife Latte Jack? Being a Dad is the best gig
going! Gardening (heirloom tomatoes and sweet or hot
peppers). Don't give him a round tomato. Aikido
martial discipline (10 years).
Anatolia and Burrito Amigos. Sorry no web sites for
either...but Burrito Amigos seems to be very popular with
& Recreation-Mountain biking and hiking. Coffee rode his
bike from Florida to California in 42 days and he says it
was uphill and into the wind all of the way. OK...there is
one more “sport.” Body piercing...readers...go where you
want with that one!
Favorite Drink-This one was tough to figure out...COFFEE!
Locally roasted, dark roast non-corporate! Hmmm...sounds
like one obstacle in Starbuck’s conquest of the world!
stuff...Charlaine Harris series of a southern detective
vampire. Really...sounds to me like this series sucks!
Favorite Movies-The Hunger and Nosferatu both vampire
movies. The Pacifier with Vin Diesel...hmmm...is that the
one where Vin plays a Navy SEAL vampire?
What’s In The CD Player-Wammo from the
Asylum Street Spankers, the Blues Police (out of Portland)
and Chicago Blues Reunion.
Talent-I am a bad harp player. One of the joys is playing
harp with my 6-year old son. We play at about the same
Early Music Memory-As a pre-teen I found that my Grandpa had
3-4 harmonicas including an old chromatic that I still have
today. I would grab those and fool around “playing” music.
Pleasure-Ben & Jerry’s Oatmeal Cookie or Everything But the
Kitchen Sink flavored ice cream. Old disco...I would hide it
in my closet so my friends would not see it...I would get it
out with nobody around and dance to it! OK...picture
THAT in your mind!
Who Would You Like To See Play Live- Deceased player...the
Muddy Waters Band. Live-Wammo without the Asylum Street
Spankers...this guy is a musical genius.
Best Live Performances-Charlie Musselwhite, Shemekia
Copeland, Victor Wooten and Kiss. Repeat that last one
please Kiss...they were great shows in 1979 and 1980.
Nickname-Coffee Jack, made it up along with about 10-15
others...probably liked that about the least...but it was
the one that caught on with the station people and listeners
and it fit the time slot. Oh...I have another nickname...
Pierced Cowboy...because I like to wear cowboy hats
and...well...yes...I have multiple body piercing.
A Medium Guy In A Medium Town In A
Thursdays 5:30 AM Until 8 AM
Greg rotates schedules with the BoogieKing Sundays and Thursdays on Breakfast With The
Blues. Greg has been doing BWTB for over four years
now and has continued to grow and expand his already large
knowledge of the blues. If you have a song title,
lyric or musical artist and you want to know the specifics
you just ask Greg...just do not ask him to pronounce Spanish
Greg typically plays a wide range of
artists within the Texas, Chicago and West Coast blues
genres. Greg seeks out and finds new material and
blends them into his shows before most people are even aware
of the new music. These selections are almost always
complete gems! Some recent examples are Kirk
Fletcher's "Shades of Blue," Hollywood Blue Flames' "Soul
Sanctuary," Mark Hummel and Johnny Dyer's "Rolling Fork
Revisited" and Terry Evan's "Fire In The Feeling."
Greg always does a great show with a great mix of music.
This is anything but medium!
Greg was born in the
heart of California's San Joaquin Valley in the small
town of Delano. The Valley is an oil rich, hot and
dusty place. Greg first moved to Eugene in 1987
for a couple of years and then came back in 1993 to
older brother listened to Albert King, BB King and other
blues greats. The British Blues Invasion with
Savoy Brown, Ten Years After, Rolling Stones and others
also fed this new passion.
THE THINGS THAT MAKE US HUMAN-
King, Freddie King. T-Bone Walker and Otis Rush
Very Early Musical Memory-Greg was friends of Doug
Sahm's (Sir Douglas Quintet) stepson while growing up.
Greg remembers the cool, loose atmosphere around the
house...and another time after a BBQ where the band just
sat around and jammed.
What's In the CD
Player Now-The new Terry Evans "Fire in the Feeling" and
Lynwood Slim-Junior Watson "Back To Back."
Recreation-Playing golf (7 handicap). Watching
some college basketball and football. Editor's
note-Ruined a few golf wagers there!
Music-Golf and he tries to get out once or twice a week,
cooking which he tries to eat once or twice a week...at
least! He also has a passion for Burrito Amigos
Favorite beer or Wine-The
Silver Bullet Coors Lite and Fat Tire.
Restaurant-Oregon Electric Station-Especially for it's
consistency. Oregon Elec Station
Talent-Started at a relatively late age (high
school) playing harmonica and for the past six years has
been playing bass guitar. Greg usually shows up
and plays at the Sunday blues jams at Red Lion.
Movie-Pulp Fiction...he said "Napoleon
Dynamite" first...I still don't believe that one!
Who Would You Like to See
Play In Person-Deceased Performers-Muddy Waters and
Howlin' Wolf. Alive Performers-Gatemouth Brown
Pleasure-A good Monte Cristo cigar on the golf course!
enjoyment. Sharing music that I love and the new
music that I find. This is personally satisfying.
You Vacuum the KRVM Studios In Your
Underwear?-Absolutely NOT!!! No!! Editors
Note-I have personally seen Greg vacuum the studios on
more than one occasion...but not in his underwear as
rumored. OK...WHY Vacuum?-I am a believer that if
something needs to be done we should do it! Just
get it done!