We're recreating the hip scene of the "beat generation" as GREAT TASTE presents poetry, java and simple food with every element served up in the KRUU coffee house. Drop into a couch to listen if you are close by or pour yourself a steaming cup in the confines of your own cozy quarters.
Susie Niedermeyer will join us in the studio. For many years Susie lived in rural Jefferson County on land sporting a large organic garden, a herd of Alpine dairy goats and a flock of egg-laying chickens. Naturally, she developed recipes to use seasonal produce as well as her ample supply of goat’s milk and eggs. Also, she developed an interest in growing beautiful flowers…roses, in particular. Her signature recipe using these roses is that of an all organic rose petal conserve. As an everything-from-scratch cook other standouts from her kitchen include sesame crackers, herbed panir spread and poetry.
We talked a long winding road
while I press my ear against the phone
to hear the changes in your face
as we spoke about songs
~ Honey, Jan Smith
Lyrical Venus welcomes back Jan Smith to talk about her upcoming album, as well as getting a sneak preview of some of the new tracks. Her poetry is arresting, her assured guitar chugs and clickety-clacks like a steam engine, her voice lays bare the heart (hers and yours). Tune in for this treat!
In a two-episode special event, Writers’ Voices unveils the makings of The Wizard of Oz and its prequel, Wicked, through biographers Evan Schwartz and Carol de Giere.
Tune in Friday, March 19 at 1pm Central (kruufm.com) to hear Evan Schwartz, author of Finding Oz: How L. Frank Baum Discovered the Great American Story, reveal both the spiritual teachings and life experiences that inspired The Wizard of Oz. Involving a Swami from the 1893 World’s Fair and a real yellow brick road, this is a fascinating inside look into a creative work that has touched all our lives. You might even find yourself pondering, “Am I a good witch or a bad witch…or both?!”