• Sat
    Feb 17
    2:00 am -
    4:00 am
  • Mon
    Feb 19
    4:00 am -
    6:00 am

Next To The Last Rainbow Rider Is A Doozie

Rainbow RiderWell, I just typed in the playlist for the show coming up this weekend, and I remembered just how warm and fuzzy it made me feel when I put it together. Mainly because I am on intimate terms with each of the songs, having heard them all dozens of times, if not hundreds. The kind of songs I never get tired of listening to at home. You can read the list under my blog. I cover the years from 1965 to the present. In fact, the show starts with new music by Fur For Fairies, Brand New, Six Organs of Admittance, and Mac DeMarco. Along the way, lots of guitar gods and bands you have come to know and love, like The Byrds, Canned Heat, Blind Faith, and The Animals. I'll keep the light on for another two weeks. Join me for some illuminating rock and roll. Cool Breeze

  • Sun
    Feb 18
    11:30 am -
    12:00 pm

The Filmosophers movie talk

We've talked at length about the blossoming of the Sacred Feminine expressed in Things To Come poster cinema. Inclusion (Unity) also noticable, represented this weekend with the highly anticipated Black Panther. With Black Panther's all female Special Force: The Dora Milaje, our brothers and sisters of color are superheros.

Also we've recently seen four excellent films on video; Professor Marston and the Wonder Women; Things To Come; Viceroy's House and The Beguiled. Turns out all written and directed by women. Two of these may be especially be of interest to you- Things To Come and Viceroy's House.

Things To Come: "A union to cherish between writer-director, Mia Hansen Love and star Isabelle Huppert, both working at peak power. Things to Come offers quietly profound observations on life, love, and the irrevocable passage of time." - RT. "We come away feeling enriched and expanded, without exactly knowing how or why" - San Francisco Chronicle. Isabelle Huppert's the perfect actress right now, for Hansen-Løve's fine-grained perceptiveness. - Time Magazine. It's also very filmosophical, as many characters are passionate seekers in the mode of philosophy, my first major in college- until it evolved into a more spiritual path- for me, less mind ("the course of action is unfathomable"), more Heart Sourced discovery ("I am That, Thou art That...").

Viceroy's House poster Also, co-written and Directed by Gurinder Chada (Bend It Like Beckham) Viceroy's House "works, both as a historical refresher on the 70th anniversary of Indian independence and dramatically as a reminder that truth is sometimes more affecting than fiction." - Washington Post. For many of us who feel a deep spiritual connection to India, this is a significant film experience. "At the end of this sprawling, passionate but generously non-partisan epic, a moving coda reveals the director's personal stake in telling the story her way. Enjoy the credits." - NPR "India has a history that is both breathtaking and tragic. This movie was able to touch both qualities. The tragedy of violence and division, the beauty of peace and love." - Anya Charles

We'll discuss these films and more on the Filmosophers with Chris Busch & Bruce Miller "where we give our filmosophy of the movies and have filmosophical discussions."

  • Thu
    Feb 15
    2:00 pm -
    5:00 pm
  • Wed
    Feb 21
    2:00 am -
    5:00 am

Extended Revelation... For Fans of Centripetal Sounds

T ShirtEight hours of prime time, killer rock and roll left before the passing of this program. The reincarnation, well, you will have to keep your eyes peeled for that event, as the wheels are just beginning to turn for that eventuality. In the meantime, how about four hours Thursday in which I pull out all the stops and present a cornucopia of tasty tunes. The first five songs are in the playlist, the rest to be revealed as it happens tomorrow. You folks that listen to the replay early Wednesday morning will have the full slate available. Let's start with the overall theme, which is me playing all the bands I think you need to hear over the next two shows. Everone in the setlist has made an indelible mark on rock due to a song, or an album, or a signature riff, or some set of lyrics that knock you for a loop. Revelation is partly due to drama, and there is a boatload of that in these tracks. Say, any bands you do not recognize on this list- you're welcome. Exciting would be the best descriptor I can think of at this point. 2-6 PM again! The G Man

Obvious World ~ Sunday Nights ~
9e/8c/7m/6p ♥

RRSo of course the show starts off with Ray LaMontagne singing about how his song will never be heard on the radio. Clever, because that is just the kind of challenge I accept with great satisfaction. That is just one of 21 different songs I want you to hear as you start your day Monday. Apryl Fool with some blues in Japanese, and then Michael Nesmith from Radio Engine To The Photon Wing(!), and you are flying. Up next is a 16 minute song by Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band, the title track to Dreaming In The Non-Dream. Other highlights on side one: Aurah, Between Interval, Saw Black, and The Paperhead. In the second hour lots of new tunes from Girl Ray, Luke Winslow-King, Turnpike Troubadours, Haunted Leather, and Fur For Fairies. Where do you go when you want to be thrilled by music emanating from the radio? Centripetal Sounds! Cool Breeze

Laura MarlingIn this program, DJ Andy Bargerstock debutes his favorite tracks released during 2017.  None of these songs showed up on last October's BEST of FRINGE TOAST programs.  For a preview of the Top 10 tracks, read this article from the February 2018 Iowa Source Magazine. Oh, you don't want to miss this 30-track music program aired first on Valentine's Day evening (2/14) at 8pm CENTRAL with replay on Saturday morning (2/17) at 8am CT.  

Every song deserves the spotlight, but we choose Laura Marling (photo left) in the San Ferminfirst hour and San Fermin band (photo right) in the second hour as our poster images. 

As we wind down to the end of the KRUU-FM station experience at the end of this month, DJ Andy Bargerstock will continue as a source of good music from off-the-beaten-path. If you want to learn more about how to keep connected to Fringe Toast Music, send an email to: andybargerstock@gmail.com. If you currently receive weekly email previews of his shows, you will continue to receive updates about Fringe Toast.

Invite your friends worldwide to join the live stream on kruufm.com. The best music you never hear unless your tuned to Fringe Toast Music®.

  • Thu
    Feb 08
    2:00 pm -
    5:00 pm
  • Wed
    Feb 14
    2:00 am -
    5:00 am

The G Man As Inspired Autodidact

G ManAnother four hours of a blend of all types of music under the rock umbrella, as a tribute to my storied roots. In certain circles folks remember Clyde Clifford from Beeker Street fame at KAAY Little Rock. He and Ron Sorenson from colorful KFMG in Des Moines thrilled me in the late sixties with their impressive underground radio shows. Then I later had wonderful influences from Al Schares ( KUNI's Progression) and Kerry Peace (KFMH and their Off The Beaten Track programs). The rest I had to figure out on my own. The result is individual sequences of sets that flow together or bump up against one another. Either way you are a little better off for the listening. Expect to hear six brand new releases including Faith Healer, obscure tunes from Tex & The Horseheads, Frumpy, and Jasper Wrath, plus some straight up hits by people like Little Feat, The Doobie Bothers, Chicago, Stones, Beatles, White Stripes, and Moody Blues.

  • Fri
    Feb 09
    8:00 am -
    10:00 am
  • Tue
    Feb 13
    2:00 pm -
    4:00 pm

Introducing Eva Cassidy

The Legend of Eva Cassidy

Singer and guitarist, Eva Cassidy, languished in relative obscurity through her entire life. She spent her days working at a plant nursey and her nights performing in small clubs in the Washington DC area.  Refusing to have her musical style pigeon holed and commercialized she turned down several offers for recording contracts, including one from Blue Note.   

In 1996, Eva was diagnosed with advanced stages of cancer. She died several months later at the age of 33. 

Eva specialized in interpretations of other people's songs and a few years after her death a UK radio station began to play her version of Over the Rainbow. It became a national sensation and her albums have since sold several million copies in Europe. Her recording legacy consists mainly of live performances with a few collaborations and self produced studio sessions mixed in.

BasilSHOW AIRS ON KRUU Wed 7 pm CT [rebro Fri 7 am]

Tuesday night was the monthly LIVE GREAT TASTE show at Green Building Supply. Thinking back over the more than ten years the show has been on the air; it was the first time I have ever hosted and cooked for the entire 60 minutes.  CLICK READ MORE!

Tina DicoDJ Andy Bargerstock completes his five-week journey documenting choice off-the-beaten-path tracks from the decades starting with the 1960s and culminating with this week's program. This playlist sparkles with two hours of the best Chill Zone tracks released during the decade 2000-2009. Click here for playlist.

How obscure are these beautiful tracks

Consider the following sample of artists: Velours Perfect (Denmark), Ror-Shak (Germany), One Eskimo (England), Zero 7 (UK), Alexi Cat PowerMurdoch (Scotland), The Knife (Sweden), Tina Dico (Denmark), Luluc (Australia), Harry Manx (Canada), and Loopa Scava (Greece). See images of Tina Dico (left) and Cat Power (right), both contributors to this week's playlist.

Invite friends worldwide to join the live stream at kruufm.com on Wednesday at 8pm with rebroadcast on Saturday morning at 8AM Central Time.  Fringe Toast Music offers the best music you never hear.... unless you are tuned to KRUU-FM at 100.1 FM in Fairfield, Iowa.

Mark your calendar for Valentine's Day Feb. 14th to hear DJ Andy's special program recognizing the Best New Releases of 2017 Fringe Toast style. Read the Iowa Source article to discover the Top 10 tracks.

Send me your email address if you want to keep informed about the forthcoming FRINGE TOAST MUSIC website. Send a note to andybargerstock@gmail.com with message "YES to website".

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