Mook put together an incredibly moving two-hour tribute to Jeff, packed with thoughts from many of Jeff’s friends and past Pipeline! performances from (in order) Hallelujah the Hills, Rachel Sumner, Ponies in the Surf, Black Helicopter, Dietrich Strause, Debo Band, Marissa Nadler, Dan Blakeslee, Pet Fox, Crunchcoat and Lula Wiles.
Continue reading “Pipeline! “In Memoriam,” with Mook, 8-10 p.m. Dec. 8, 2020, WMBR/88.1 FM”
“Jeff Breeze, friend to the entire New England music community, passed away unexpectedly on Monday. He was the host of WMBR’s Pipeline! radio show. He was gracious enough to have us on that program more times than I can count. He had a big impact on me personally, and I was shocked at his passing. I was supposed to put James to bed the night he died, but Hilary knew I was bummed out and she took care of it. I used that time to whisper this song together for Jeff.” — excerpted from the song’s Bandcamp page
I wrote a song, “The Last Time You See A Friend” for Jeff after his passing. It’s for a couple others we’ve recently lost, too, but the specifics in the song are about my relationship with Jeff.
It’s a sad song, but I think Jeff would’ve dug it.
“Goodbye, Jeff / we’ve got to hold on”…
Former Pipeline! engineers Kyle Bittinger and Ramsey Tantawi look back on spending more than seven years working on the show with Jeff. This two-hour episode includes songs by Chris Brokaw, Cyclub, The Ponys (Phantom Buffalo), Sunburned Hand Of The Man, Death Vessel, Seekonk, Tiger Saw, Feathers, Fern Knight, The Stairs, Pants Yell!, All Combinations, Audrey Ryan, Reports, 27, Read Yellow, Freezepop, Ponies In The Surf and Mobius Band.
Before taking over as the host of Pipeline! in the spring of 2003, Jeff was interviewed by former host Bob Dubrow on March 11, 2003.
Mike Reed, an engineer who worked with Breeze to broadcast live performances, played Pipeline! performances from (in order): Jeff Beam’s Loudspeaker Wallpaper, Marissa Nadler, Hex Map, Speedy Ortiz, Many Mansions, Reports, Pile, Fat Creeps, Winterpills, The Eternals, The Fedavees, The Soft Drugs, Spouse, Phantom Buffalo, Aykroyd, Black Helicopter, Wallcreeper, Nina Violet, Mike Gent & The Rapid Shave, Hands and Knees, Soft Pyramids, Pet Fox, Headband, Life Partners and Boston Typewriter Orchestra. Check it out here.
DJ David Mercado, an engineer who worked with Jeff on Pipeline! for six years, played two hours of live Pipeline! performances from (in order): Bent Shapes, Palehound, Triple Thick, Doctor Gasp, Dave Godowsky, Mini Dresses, Wolff Sisters, Trabants, Freaking, Petite Feet and Joseph Allred.
Continue reading “Pipeline! with David Mercado, 8-10 p.m. Nov. 17, 2020, WMBR/88.1 FM”
Tim Gilman, a longtime WMBR engineer and DJ and the host of Breakfast of Champions on Mondays, saluted Jeff with a two-hour set including classic Pipeline! performances from Hallelujah the Hills, Sad13, Debo Band, Sinnet and Fat Creeps.
Continue reading “Pipeline! with Tim Gilman, 8-10 p.m. Nov. 10, 2020, WMBR/88.1 FM”
Paige the Mage, a former Pipeline! engineer, played classic Pipeline! performances from The Old North, Session Americana and Rachel Sumner in the last hour of her two-hour Saturday morning program.