the rabble rouser show airs thursdays 9pm-midnight (pacific) on KEOL :: stream live for music that inspires and stirs up the masses...tributes to fallen stars, shooting stars, current/historical events and lots of angsty anthems :: all genres: jazz, blues, funk, punk, garage and more from the top of the charts to the dredges of the underground. all eras from the beginnings of recorded music to the freshest of today, especially local from portland, boise, spokane, la grande and more around the pacific northwest :: hear the la grande-centered version on the rabble rouser hour, a podcast at lagrandelife.com on the third monday of each month :: if sports are your thing, hear senseless talk from two guys that know very little about what's going on, though we do have much love for EOU sports as well as the portland winterhawks and portland timbers :: the double y-ed sports show streams live on KEOL, mondays noon-2pm (pacific) :::: links are below for your ease of enjoyment, see ya in there!
rabble rouser of the month :: april 2013
r.i.p :: :: :: may 2, 2013
one of the bigger rock n roll losses, jeff was the unheralded backbone of the most notorious band of the rabble rouser's youth. his punk influence combined with kerry king to make slayer the fiercest crossover thrash metal band ever. jeff's fascination with war memorabilia inspired some of the more intense war songs ever written. hanneman was solely responsible for about half of slayer's songs, including angel of death, raining blood, die by the sword, behind the crooked cross & more... with dave lombardo also not drumming for the band due to contract disputes, slayer chugs on with kerry king & tom araya still fronting the band, but one of the ten best bands of all time is a shell of the past now.
r.i.p :: :: :: march 12, 2013
original drummer for iron maiden :: appeared on "iron maiden" "killers" "maiden japan" & "number of the beast" albums, so the iconic beats heard on running free, the prisoner, run to the hills & others are the expertise of mr. burr :: cowrote gangland & total eclipse :: also drummer for trust on "trust iv" & "man's trap" :: part of supergroup called gogmagog released one e.p. "i will be there"
r.i.p :: :: :: february 17, 2013
aka the flint flash :: second baseman for the racine belles :: she was the all time leader in stolen bases until rickey henderson broke her record at 1114 :: sofie is still the single season record holder with 201 stolen bases in 203 attempts :: she was portrayed by madonna in the film a league of their own.
r.i.p :: :: :: february 4, 2013
legendary jazz trumpeter, byrd started as a sideman for art blakey & the jazz messengers in the 1950s, going on to work with every major player like coltrane, monk, mobley, silver, hancock and then forming his own blackbyrds. he merged jazz with hip hop with a tribe called quest and others, including a major role on guru's jazzmatazz volume one and two.