Terry “T-Bone” Rhodes invited a group of distinguished guests to his Music Scene and Be Seen radio show on Saturday afternoon to talk about Sarasota’s city and county noise ordinances, the county’s entertainment ordinance, and the new Noise Ordinance CD compilation being released at the Cock & Bull at an all-day, all-local original music blowout on February 20. The first half of the episode, aired live on WSLR 96.5 LPFM, features Claire Franklin and Ed Midler, creators of the Noise Ordinance CD, along with Susan Rouwhorst from Scone Train and Bryan Beardsley, who treated the group to a live blues tune called “Fuzz Bunnies.” (49:45) T-Bone played a few yet-to-be-heard tracks off the soon-to-be-released album, including a selection from yours truly (27:20), who you’ll find listed as Tim Salem in the album’s line-up. The featured tracks from Scone Train (33:15) and Franklin’s band, Elysian Sex Drive (39:57), also got spins between some discussion (starts at 10:35) about how the CD came together and how awesome the SRQ music scene has become. Hear it after the break:
The second half of the show was when it really got interesting. T-Bone brought in County Commissioner Nora Patterson, who has a wealth of experience dealing with the noise issue after spending time on both the city and county commissions during the respective periods when both noise ordinances went into effect, and also former City Commission candidate and restauranteurPaul Caragiulo. I was invited to help frame the conversation around the Noise Ordinance story I wrote in last week’s Creative Loafing, making for a spirited back and forth on the merits of Sarasota’s various noise regulations (starts at 56:10), with a few listeners calling in to offer their opinions on the matter. Music Scene and Be Seen can be heard on WSLR every Saturday from 1-3 p.m. And the noise issue is bound to come up on the show again in the near future. T-Bone has been one of the area’s loudest voices on the issue for years.