Captain Phil's Planet Playlists

Captain Phil's Planet playlist for 03/23/2022

Captain Phil's Planet for March 24th, 2022 3pm to 5pm we'll be having a rep from the Suffolk Theater ( in Riverhead to talk about the upcoming concert All for Ukraine on March 27th.

I'll also have on the Celtic Rock band Tempest Lief Sorbye ( to talk about their new album and upcoming East Coast tour and finally, I'll have Michael Shilling back to talk about Shore Leave (, the Baltimore area Star Trek convention!

Coming up on April 7th Spring UK Singer-songwriter Pete Jones of Tiger Moth Tales ( and a Rites of Spring festival preview PLUS Authors and friends David Hirsch and Robert Wood on their new book To Everything That Might Have Been: The Lost Universe Of Space: 1999 (

Captain Phil's Planet playlist for 03/10/2022

Today on Captain Phil's Planet some Ukraine Prog Metal, some Ukraine Classical music, special guest star Ross Amico to talk about Ukrainian Classical Music and then at 4pm the fun arrives when Roy Bjellquist arrives to talk about his Friday Night FB show Roy's Tie-Tye Sci-Fi corner TV Theme song show. And we'll be talking about some of our favorite TV Themes in the 4 pm hour so tune in, drop in and at the end of the show you'll be walking on air! Believe it or not!

Captain Phil's Planet playlist for 02/24/2022

The lead vocalist for the brilliant Prog band District 97 ( as well as a terrific solo act, Leslie Hunt ( will be talking with us on Captain Phil's Planet on February 24th, 2022 between 3pm and 5pm to talk about all things District 97, upcoming gigs, here fantastic new solo albums Descend and Ascend and more!
Joining me to talk with Leslie will be my co-host MaryBeth Rikouski! Don't miss it!
Leslie Hunt began her life in the Chicago area, playing piano and singing at the age of four. Through the years, she has performed on many stages in many roles, and has been celebrated all throughout her development as a performer. While many will remember her from her all-too-brief stint on American Idol, where she made it to the top ten females, the singer/songwriter has since matured at an accelerated rate due to various personal and professional setbacks.

Captain Phil's Planet playlist for 02/10/2022

Don't Look Up! Klingons at Ticonderoga

Captain Phil's Planet playlist for 01/27/2022

Binnie Klien Interview!

Captain Phil's Planet playlist for 01/13/2022

Captain Phil's Planet welcomes back the planets Poet Laureate Gwynne Garfinkle for an interview discussing her new book, "Can’t Find My Way Home".
Young actress Joanna Bergman has been guilt-ridden for four years. Her best
friend Cynthia Foster died in a firebombing meant to protest a New York draft
board near their college in 1971. Jo was supposed to accompany the
charismatic Cyn on the night of the bombing but backed out at the last
minute. Jo’s new life is complicated enough: she’s falling for her soap opera
costar, the philandering Martin Yates, and trying to regain the sense of connection
she lost when Cyn died. But then Cyn’s ghost appears, furious with Jo for bailing
on her that fateful night and, worse, for going on living without her. As Jo tries to
figure out what her friend’s ghost wants from her, she is hurled again and again
back to the night of Cyn’s death.

Gwynne Garfinkle is a Los Angeles native, a fiction
writer, poet, and erstwhile rock critic. Her collection of
short fiction and poetry, People Change, was published in
2018 by Aqueduct Press. Her work has appeared in such
publications as Strange Horizons, Uncanny, Escape Pod,

Captain Phil's Planet playlist for 12/30/2021

THE BEST OF 2021 as we go down the list of all the great guests, musicians, artists actors and cats that have beamed down to Captain Phil's Planet in 2021!

Captain Phil's Planet playlist for 12/02/2021

Joe Deninzon and A New Bug!

Captain Phil's Planet playlist for 11/18/2021

Beam down for another edition of Captain Phil's Planet!

Captain Phil's Planet playlist for 10/21/2021

Lots of new music PLUS interview with Long Islands Kira Velella

Kira Velella is a singer-songwriter from Long Island, NY. She has been writing and performing for audiences around the country since she was 17, and is influenced by artists widely ranging in style, from Diane Cluck to Jason Isbell, Phoebe Bridgers to Kacey Musgraves.

“She accomplishes the rare feat of encapsulating confidence and vulnerability in a single performance”, says Independent "…the voice of a folk queen, Kira Velella has captured hearts with her raw, triumphant sound…The answer to modern folk music," says

Kira has performed at legendary antifolk venue, Sidewalk Cafe, listening rooms, Caffe Vivaldi and Rockwood Music Hall, the historic Capri Theatre in Gaffney, SC, as well as renowned songwriter showcases, Homegrown Music Cafe, Live in the Lobby at the Patchogue Theatre and LIVE at Deepwell's on Long Island.

Kira released her debut EP, Daughter, in 2013. She continues to write and perform and is overjoyed to now be releasing new singles, with a full-length album to follow.

Captain Phil's Planet playlist for 09/23/2021

This Thursday on Captain Phil's Planet 3 pm to 5 pm WUSB 90.1fm and to stream

Andrew Aydin, author of the March Graphic Novel series and former congressional aid to the late John Lewis will be on talking about the next chapter in the John Lewis Graphic Novel series, RUN.

The bands playing Sonic Voyage Fest will be joining me (Statospherious, Ad Astra, and Mile Marker Zero) to talk about their upcoming mini tour in our area and their appearance on the ProgStock 2021 stage in Rahway New Jersey!

Finally, Paul Michael Barkin will discuss The Magical Orchestra as the Orchestra assembles (And is joined by Yes tribute band Wonderous Stories) to talk about the upcoming concert Yes Close to the Edge Symphonic taking place on Sunday, September 26th, at 7 pm in Bay Shore New York.

The Magical Orchestra:
Close to the Edge Symphonic

Event Link:

Ticket Link:

Captain Phil's Planet playlist for 09/09/2021

Double Sci Fi Convention Special!!!!!

Welcome Warren F. Friedrich and Robert Wood as we discuss the upcoming Virtual Space: 1999 convention happening September 12th, 2021!

The at 4pm our friends Roy Bjellquist, Michael Rizzo, Ross Amico, and MaryBeth Rikouski celebrate the 55 anniversary of Star Trek with great news on the upcoming Star Trek convention in Ticonderoga NY

Captain Phil's Planet playlist for 08/26/2021

This week on Captain Phil's Planet find out which Progstock ( Artist will be a guest on Captain Phil's Planet. Tune in to find out, it could be anyone! It could be no one! It could be Walter the cat! (That would be weird)
Captain Phil's Planet at 3pm and the Progstock Mystery artist show also known as Captain Phil's Mystery Date as various Progstock Artists will drop in virtually (But we're not 100% who!) to talk about the upcoming fest and also talk to that muck encrusted mockery of a man....Captain Phil!

Mystery revealed the progstock Guestlist!
Jane Getter
NYC-based Jane Getter is a “triple-threat” (Geoff Wilbur)—guitarist, singer, and award-winning composer. Getter’s 2021 release, Anomalia, coalesces a lifetime of musical exploration into intricate arrangements, powerful playing, and killer solos

Jane Getter Website:


Captain Phil's Planet playlist for 08/12/2021

Captain Phil welcomes composer Craig Safan ( to discuss his new album “L . A . Ex”, Craig's love letter to Los Angeles, in the 3 pm hour then, in the 4 pm hour he welcomes Sacha Puttnam ( and his father Lord David Puttnam ( to talk about Sacha's new album, "Spirit of Cinema"

Craig Safan
Partial film credits:
Stand And Deliver, The Last Starfighter, Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins
Rough Magic: Music Inspired by Paleolithic Cave Paintings, Sirens: Music Inspired by Homer's Odyssey

Partial Television Credits:
Cheers (270 episodes, 1982-1993), The Twilight Zone(1986), Life Goes on

Sacha Puttman Partial Credits:
Live Music Toured with Bush, Muse, and Moby
Partial Film Credits: Love, Rebekah, Women's Day, Black and Blue, Golos: Ukrainian Voices, The War You Don't See, We Are the People We've Been Waiting For, The Keeper

Lord David Puttnam Partial Credits as producer or Executive producer:

Captain Phil's Planet playlist for 07/29/2021

Captain Phil welcomes the Cyberiam ( back onto the Planet to discuss their new album Connected at 3 pm!
Then in the 4 pm hour welcome Robert Berry ( of 3.2 and the new album Third Impression!
The Cyberiam
Comprised of some of Chicago’s most accomplished musicians, The Cyberiam have come together to create their own unique brand of hard/heavy progressive rock. The Aaron Clift Experiment has described their music as the “heavy, atmospheric prog of bands like Porcupine Tree and Tool with a good melodic and pop sensibility”. Their self-titled debut album and stunning live shows have them rapidly building a rabid following.

Captain Phil's Planet playlist for 07/15/2021

Captain Phil welcomes back Pat Tallman "Lyta Alexander" ( from Babylon 5 in the 3 pm hour to talk about the upcoming events on including the July 31st event with Claudia Christian.
Then in the 4 pm hour, we talk to Aaron Clift of The Accountable Artist, who will give business and accounting advice for independent artists. Also featuring Rorie Kelly, a local Long Island artist, in the 4 pm hour to discuss finance for independent artists.
All this and the best Prog Rock on any Planet! 90.1fm or

Patricia Tallman ( (
Patricia Tallman is well known for her role as Lyta Alexander in the Hugo Award-winning series Babylon 5.
Tallman is the author of Pleasure Thresholds, Patricia Tallman’s Babylon 5 Memoirs, has over 50 appearances in the various Star Trek franchises, and played Barbara in the 1990 version of Night of the Living Dead.

The Accountable Artist (

Captain Phil's Planet playlist for 06/17/2021

Today on Captain Phil's Planet we talk with Michael Schilling of Shore Leave about Shore Leave 42.6 as the long running Star Trek convention goes virtual for 2021 before returning to Hunt Valley MD in 2022. (
Then the extended 90-minute interview with Evership, the Tennessee-based Prog band on their new album The Uncrowned King. Hear Composer Shane Atkinson and lead singer Beau West talk about how they created one of the best new Prog albums of 2021 and what will be coming our way in 2022!
This afternoon the fun starts at 3pm on WUSB 90.1fm Stony Brook or!
“The Uncrowned King Act 1 a two-part rock opera based on a story by early-1900s writer Harold Bell Wright.