this week, on a cool fall evening...
at chill cafe.
'We've lost ourselves completely, in these modern times'- The Host Country. Powerful lyric couplets that are contained in the song Modern Times. 'We'll have a child, to show life's true meaning, the child runs wild'- Richard Hawley. 'Close your eyes and feel, the only way to tell what's real'- Rick Ray. 'This is family, this is unity, this is celebration, this is sacred'- The Sadies. 'I can see a lot better now'- The Moondoggies. 'Spend my days in my room, wondering...'- The Sufis. 'Tell you what I'm gonna do, give her space to get on thru'- Rick Reinhart. More of an accounting of the time we spend and how we spend it. The G Man
(See link to play list). The program begins with 1969 track "Stone Circle" by Third Ear Band, an underground band rarely ever heard by anyone anywhere. DJ Andy Bargerstock (a.k.a., UndergroundMan) shines the spotlight on the trio known as Flight Facilities (photo left with singer Giselle center), an exciting and mysterious Australian band labeled as electronic-dance music but taking us well beyond the confines of their airport theme. Listen closely for track "Clair de Lune". Other featured artists include Trippfinger, Bhi Bhiman, Mollie O'Brien, Mudd & Smith. The traditional 2nd hour chill session will take you to ethereal spaces yielding delight and contentment. Share with your friends worldwide and invite them to listen via live stream at www.kruufm.com . Click here for playlist. Program originally aired 1/16/13. Some say Fringe Toast is the best music you never hear!... unless you are tuned to KRUU-FM.
It’s thrilling to go along for the ride when the driver knows exactly how to reach the destination. Cruising along the culinary highway with Chef Zach Gutweiler and his associate, Bruce Bales last week at Green Building Supply was a trip designed with lovers of food in mind. Every turn featured a different view of the food landscape, each pause in the action for a bit of talk yielded tiny morsels of information easily adapted to the home kitchen, and the different destinations featured surprising flavors coaxed out through the application of creative techniques.
I was already totally sold when Zach said one of his dishes was called “Iowa,” named because its major components are staples of our landscape-corn and corn flour. After those two ingredients the food map stretched as far away as Japan and Italy including a faux dashi broth, miso, kale pesto and trombocino squash before landing locally again with cultivated oyster mushrooms.
Always looking to enhance each element, and employing a “nose to tail” philosophy even with vegetables, Zach smoked the mushrooms and squash by wrapping them in scorched corn husks and baked the little packages in the oven. (Normally Zach would have actually smoked the ingredients, but without a hood to suck up the smoke he had to take a slight detour.) A non-vegetarian version of the dish was made by using bacon as the smoky component.
Cheryl Fusco Johnson is our daily sponsor today and we are proud to present her as the host of THE STUDIO which you should tune in to every Monday at 1pm CT and rebroadcast Wednesdays at 7am CT.
Cheryl Fusco Johnson interviews authors, editors, and other creative professionals on the radio show “The Studio” for KRUU 100.1 FM. “For nurturing many writers who have gone on to success in children’s literature,” Cheryl received an Outstanding Service Award from Iowa’s Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. She teaches at the University of Iowa’s Iowa Summer Writing Festival and via the Institute of Children’s Literature in Redding, Connecticut. Her students have won fiction contests, writing grants, and contracts from major book publishers. A contributing editor for The Iowa Source, Cheryl’s had work in Writer’s Handbook, The Writer, Cricket, Highlights for Children, and many other publications. Her website is http://cherylfuscojohnson.net/. Her twitter is CFuscoJohnson and facebook page The Studio with Cheryl.
This week's feature is local talent, Robert Reeder and his new recording called: the album. It's a compilation of his latest California styled, rock/pop songs soaked in the musical honey of the Apocolyptic Tantric Boys Choir and other local musicians. We'll feature many of the tracks from his new CD and we'll also have Robert in the studio for a live "fireside chat" to explore his songwriting and recording process.
Robert has been a music professional for many years and back in the day his songs were recorded by The Everly Brothers, Bette Midler and Glen Campbell. Robert and his band will perform at his CD release party on September 19 and 20th at the Phoenix Rising Hall in downton Fairfield. For more information go to: www.RobertReeder.com.
2014 has been a great year for jazz, and on this Tuesday’s edition of That Righteous Jive we’ll be listening to some of my favorite trios and quartets. I'll be featuring Medeski Martin & Wood, joined by long time collaborator guitarist John Scofield, and their new album Juice.
"The blueprint for Juice was found in a compilation of African-derived music put together by drummer Billy Martin and shared among the ensemble. “We all love music from Brazil, the Caribbean, and Latin America, and it has always been intertwined with jazz,” explains Medeski. “We got together and started exploring that connection in our own way.”"
U.S. Senator Bernard Sanders of Vermont. Senator Sanders is considering running for President in 2016. The interview will be followed with a discussion with Dennis Raimondi and James Moore.
Eli Lieb is singer song writer and an internet sensation. He has over 24 million visits to his postings on youtube. Eli recently was a featured performer at the 2014 GLADD AWARDS in San Francisco.
Why do people's stories matter? Because they help us discover what it means to be human. They help us explore how to make good choices about how to live, too. So says oral historian and author Esther Ehrlich. Her recently released historical novel NEST is receiving well-deserved and widespread critical acclaim. Nest explores serious issues (family dysfunction, physical disability, depression, grief, and loss). Still, joy leaps off its pages, and the healing power of nature, friendship and art is stressed. For a glimpse into the creative journey of a gifted writer, tune in to The Studio with Cheryl and Esther Ehrlich this week.
From "Life is what you make it" to "You create your own reality" to "The Law of attraction," the message has been around for awhile. But what does it really mean? How about some examples? How can you make this principle work for you?
We humans love a good story - and it's a good way to teach (and learn). In the modern age, filmmakers are our tribal story-tellers, so what better way to illustrate this important lesson than through film?
This week, Writers' Voices welcomes Brent Marchant back to the air, to talk about "Consciously Created Cinema: The Movie Lovers' Guide to the Law of Attraction."
In his latest book, which picks up where "Get the Picture: Conscious Creation Goes to the Movies" left off, Marchant illustrates specific elements of the law of attraction by references to, and interpretation of, popular films. Tune in to hear some great examples!