This weeks episode of "The Inspiration Initiative" features a conversation and live on-air performances from well known Fairfield singer-songwriter Josie Overmyer. Listen as Josie shares her creative process and thoughts on songwriting as an art and a form of self-therapy.
Ya, hey, I purchased this interesting book called The Acid Archives; The Second Edition. This tome is chock-full of anecdotes and explanations of over 5000 different rare records. The rare part is due to the lack of major-label distribution. And, if you are to believe the folks writing, some of the records should never have been released due to the awful nature of the contents. However, as you know, I am always digging for underground music, and I have worked my way through the entire book. As a result I have purchased and downloaded literally hundreds of digital files, in addition to buying cd's and vinyl. The fun starts now. It is going to take me the rest of the year to play all the music I have found as a result of this specific search. Hope you enjoy this trip as musch as I am. Oh, and I will play a cut from my album of the month Chew by The Paperhead. Every time I listen to Chew I like it more. Cool Breeze
This week's feature is:
Anderson East, a Nashvillian by way of Alabama, who can sing the blues with a sultry, countrified growl, is no exception to the rule. Evoking a twangier Ray LaMontagne or Amos Lee with notes of plaintive Ryan Adams, he's forming a sound all his own. --- Rolling Stone
You know how sometimes it feels good to have a sense of coolness on your fevered brow? The gentle touch of anothers hand lightly contacting your forehead with an obvious effort to sooth? Well, that is how this show runs. You'll feel better after, because somehow, when I got done putting this all together, I felt strangely comforted. Maybe you will, too... We start with Trip Shakespear and Patrick Sweany doing some nice mellow pop, and side one ends with Million by Paul Kantner, a song that always puts me in a good mood. The second hour has great tunes by Manfred Mann, Leon Russell, and Illinois Speed Press. Hour last features Moonalice, Peter Case, and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Do not hesitate to share this experience with your friends, neighbors, and countrymen. The G Man
Coolzey was borne out of the cornfields of central Iowa and now travels the land from his home base in Los Angeles. A boy who for some unexplained reason grew up only being able to listen to roughneck east coast hip hop and Weird Al Yankovic began looping tapes and rhyming into boomboxes. After that there was Pavement, the Wu Tang Clan, mushrooms, sex, and America.
The rest, as they say, is history.
Coolzey blurb for San Francisco show – LOUDFARM:
“The samples this guy pulls out are incredible, and they make you feel like the first time you heard Big Daddy Kane or KRS-One. The redundant nature of radio hip hop these days makes the genre less than exciting, but Coolzey’s throwbacks to the days before auto-tune was the standard are a welcome break..”
Golden era hip-hop roots planted in black Iowa dirt, tempered by 90s alternative era rock influence, yields a juxtaposition of the dark, horrific nature of life paired with a slapstick and comedic view of the world, allowing for a wide, unpredictable arsenal of material ranging from soul-spilling indie bedroom rock to wise-cracking battle rap and on to radio pop.
Coolzey stepped into the public eye around 2005 with a demo album and a series of exploratory DIY tours with rapper/comedian and friend Schaffer the Darklord.
Rich Sims and I started talking about this show two years ago. We thought combining two of our passions, music and food, would lead to a fun, fulfilling hour. I put together a list of some of my favorite food movies, Rich located the sound tracks, and chose selections that, along with our banter, will bring back memories or prod you to watch the film for the first time.
I won't give away all the films we're going to feature, but the menu will include music from Ratatouille, Moonstruck, and Chef. Join Rich and I, and if you have any input, give us a call in the studio during the show on Wednesday from 7:00-8:00 pm CDT at 641-109-1082.
Join host Luke Davids on this weeks episode of "The Inspiration Initiative" to hear some of the most prolific songs from the 80's in terms of songwriting.
Last week's Fringe Toast Retrospective Part 1 show created quite a stir. One listener characterized the experience as “hypnotic” and another said it was "other worldly in a really good way." This week's Retrospective Part 2 entails yet another trance-inducing installment from brother Charlie’s favorites list. Spotlight shines on Kelli Ali lead singer for the Sneaker Pimps (photo left). Click here for complete playlist.
We start off with Roy Buchanan’s blues guitar "Sweet Dreams", followed by "Shut Your Eyes" by Snow Patrol (photo right) and "Low Times" by the School for Seven Bells. Then, comes the TV theme music from the BBC crime drama Luther which is Massive Attack's song "Paradise Circus". And Greg Laswell offers his "Undone" used as a theme song for Friday Night Lights.
We revisit "Wonderful Life" by DJ producer Carl Craig, and a marvelous church organ-baritone sax piece "Good Places" with Beaver & Krause and jazz great Gerry Mulligan. In the Chill Zone second hour, prepare for the works of Brian Eno, Zero 7, the Egg and Magic Sound Fabric. Many of these are destined to become classics in your music library.
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Pet carrots, plastic gardens, an old box, bubblegum and mustard.
From Left: Heidi Spencer, Andrea Estella of Mr. Twin Sister