The Real American History X: An Evening With Frank Meeink
Frank will be in person at the Orpheum Theater Live Thursday Dec 18 at 7pm
James Moore talks with former SkinHead Frank Meeink about his personal journey from the streets of Philly to Illinois to Iowa, where he is now happily married and coachin
g ice and roller hockey teams while pursuing his commitment to personal transformation through empathy and understanding. His facebook and website have attracted a lot of attention and followers.
Frank Meeink became a SkinHead at 13. By 18 he was roaming the country as a SkinHead leader and Neo-Nazi recruiter, with gangs that would beat people indiscriminately. In Illinois he had his own cable-access TV show, "The Reich". He was finally arrested and convicted of kidnapping and beating a member of a rival SkinHead gang.
While in prison he befriended men he used to think he hated, men of different races. After being released from prison, Meeink tried to rejoin his old SkinHead pals but couldn't bring himself to hate those whom he now knew to be his friends. Now a noted speaker, author and founder of Harmony Through Hockey, Frank's life stands for tolerance, diversity and mutual understanding in racial, political and all aspects of society. Frank is truly an inspiration in any time of strife and conflict.
Autobiography of a Recovering Skinhead is Frank’s raw telling of his descent into America’s Nazi underground and his ultimate triumph over hatred and addiction. The story of Frank’s downfall and redemption has the power to open hearts and change lives.
(See play list link at bottom). DJ Andy Bargerstock serves more of his favorite tracks from 2010 shows. The show begins with recording of David LaFlamme's famous 1968 composition (photo of original album cover below), "White Bird," done by David and his recent band mates recorded in 2003 at a live concert. May be better than the original. Listen early for blues and jam tracks from Widespread Panic, Miller Anderson, and duo Harry Manx and Kevin Breit.
When temperatures dip into the Chill Zone, you will hear electro-acoustic, down-tempo swoon artists whose mission in life is to boost your endorphine levels. Among the most notable artists on this journey: TJ Rehmi (photo), Wah!, Echophlekz, William Orbit, Soundbuffet, Numatic Soul, Future Loop Foundation, Mind Soup, and Spiral System.
The show ends with the magical 16-minute track, "Emptiness of Form" from the CD, Slow Music for Yoga. "Turn the lights down low, and go with the flow." Click here for play list.
Program originally aired 10/13/2010. You don't want to miss this epic program.
Hour One of the show contains some great tunes by The Happenings, The Animals, Bauhaus, A Certain Ratio, and The Handsome Family. Hour Two is made to be special by the likes of Al Gromer Khan, Holly Beth Vincent, Greg Brown, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, and Atomic Rooster. This is a regular mix of show tunes- next week, a special edition for Christmas Day. Lots of very mellow and contemplative music for the times. The January 1 show is songs about people treating each other better in the coming year. We could all use a bit of that, eh? Great music for great times, courtesy of The G Man.
The 2014 retrospective continues this week on That Righteous Jive. This time we'll be listening to my favorite big band jazz released this year.
It's hard enough to make it in the music scene today without having eighteen musicians to pay after each gig, but there are still some groups swingin' on: keeping the tradition alive and re-imagining the genre.
Once again I've got five great albums by five great bands:
Orrin Evans' Captain Black Big Band - Pianist Orrin Evans returns with his 16-piece NYC-based band for some more beautiful jazz on their second album: Mother's Touch.
Colonel Bernard Banks is a senior military officier who has served in the U.S. Army for over 25 years.
He is currently Chief Executive Officer for the United States Military Academy at West Point's graduate program in leader development. Colonel Banks holds a PhD from Columbia University in Social-Organizational Psychology.
When I like something a whole lot, I tend to talk about it on The Feed Store. And when it comes to country music all I need to talk about is Mr. Dale Watson.
Dale is one of the best damn musicians to ever come out of Texas. And my wife and I have been seeing him perform in Chicago for nearly twenty years at this point. We sincerely love him, his band and his music. Well holy cow, he'll be close to Fairfield real soon.
On Saturday January 10 he'll be appearing at the Five Flags Theatre in Dubuque. If you truly love traditional country music (like Hank the First, Merle, Lefty and Buck) Dale is the man for you.
And if you go to the show, tell him Ken sent you.
This week's feature is the brand new album Skat-Dat-De-Dat...The Spirit of Satch by Dr. John. It's a tribute to the music of fellow New Orleans legend Louis Armstrong. I
t features a variety of stylistic influences including roots rock, jazz, blues, gospel and hip-hop. The album features more than a dozen world class musicians and singers including Bonnie Raitt, Arturo Sandoval, The Dirty Brass Band and the Blind Boys of Alabama.
We'll hear classics like: What A Wonderful World, Mack The Knife, I Feel Like A Motherless Child, Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen and more!
"Duane's Smooth Jazz"
Bass player and computer programmer DJ Duane Jones fine tuned his ear for jazz playing in jazz bands around the "Windy City" Chicago.
Duane graduated from North Eastern University with his computer programming degree. While DJing for WCRD and other stations, Duane expanded his mental library of music and really acquired a knack for creating effective set lists.
Enjoy two hours of superior jazz programming from "Duane's Smooth Jazz" twice a week Mondays 2-4pm and Thursdays 1-3am on KRUUfm.com and 100.1 FM in Fairfield IA.
When my kids were small, I ordered a personalized book for them. It had their names in the story, and the names of their pets, but it was a cheaply made paperback and the story wasn't memorable. Still, they liked seeing their names in print.
Today, print-on-demand technology has changed the publishing world in many ways; not the least in the availability of high-quality, hard cover children's books from companess like ISeeMe.com. This week on Writers' Voices, we welcome Maia Haag, President of I See Me! We will be talking with her about how the business was started, and the technology behind it; how they work with authors and illustrators, and the impact these lovely books have on children.
In the second half of this Christmas special, Caroline will share some of her favorite Christmas stories collected over the past almost 80 years!
Join us for another Writers' Voices Christmas!