Writers' Voices is pleased to welcome award-winning author, filmmaker, and mixed media producer William Joyce back to the air with his latest book for children, "Billy's Booger: A Memoir." Based on William's own first experience with writing a book, this delightful volume incorporates a true-to-life version of Billy's original manuscript about his booger with amazing math super-powers.
William won an Academy Award for his animated short film, "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore." He won three Emmy's for "Rolie Polie Olie" on the Disney Channel and has another show, "George Shrinks" on PBS. He, with help from the team at Moonbot Studios, has written and illustrated over 50 children's books, many of which have related video games and mobile apps.
In this interview, William talks about how he got his start and the many opportunities in creative media today.
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Randy Pringle of Fairfield Iowa is the proud owner & operator of Fairfield's Absolute Studio where he records his own compositions for film, tv and for other artists. Randy can also be seen playing live with his band East Of Omaha at Fairfield's hot spots including The Fairfield Square This Saturday, July 18 at 7:30 pm & The First Friday's Art Walk in September!
Randy played clubs on 6 night a week gigs until the 80's when he took off on his own. He has had the pleasure of opening for many nationally acclaimed acts including a noteable performance at the Soundheim Center.
Hear & see Randy's ongoing endeavors from AbsoluteStudio.net !!!
I'd be lyin' if I said I didn't have a grand and wonderful 4th of July. My lovely bride and I spent part of the evening at our favorite roadhouse, Fitzgerald's in Berwyn, Illinois. When you're looking for a friendly spot with the best in jazz, Americana, country, blues and rockabilly you head straight for Fitzgerald's---like we've done for the last thirty years. The featured attraction was our buddy Dale Watson. As always he put on a great show full of twangin' and sangin' and hollerin' and drankin'. Best of all, I informed Dale(and everyone else within earshot) that the first time we ever saw him perform was at Fitzgerald's in July of 1995!!! We were celebrating twenty years of the best damn entertainment and friendship a person can find. Hell, Dale even invited us to his house next time we're in Austin. Hey Dale, we like french toast for breakfast.
After opening set that includes an acoustic version of "Your Decision" by Alice in Chains, DJ Andy Bargerstock spends much of first hour unveiling the Summer List of favorite 2015 released music tracks as laid out in the July 2015 Iowa Source Fringe Toast column. Link to article will be posted soon. The spotlight shines brightly on singer-songwriters Meiko (left photo) and Hannah Reid of the band London Grammar (right).
The Second Hour Chill Session features ambient electronica and downtempo female vocalists including Rocket Empire, Sam Sure, Hiatus, Banks, Zoë Johnston, Laura Veirs and the Electric Peanut Butter Company with their cool retro blend of psychedelic instrumental music. All good stuff to soothe the evening vibes. Click here for playlist. The best music you never hear ... unless you are tuned to Fringe Toast.
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For episode 82 on Sunday I prepared 4 different bands. The first one is going to be a brand new South Korean boygroup with 13 members called SEVENTEEN who debuted with their first mini-album "17 carat" in May after 2 successful reality TV shows. I have to mention that some of their members are currently only 17 years of age... After that I'll play some songs by LUNAFLY who are famous for their accoustic style of music. Then we'll have some songs by SUPER JUNIOR who were the first group in SK to start off with 13 members... To keep the diversity of the show up I am going to feature some of their Chinese songs. Last but not least I'll play a SK R'n'B girlgroup called EYE TO EYE (image)...
Among this weekend's new releases is the well reviewed documentary film on R&B singer Amy Winehouse. Amy is "a powerfully honest look at the twisted relationship between art and celebrity - and the lethal spiral of addiction." "Alternately thrilling and devastating, throwing you back and forth until the devastation takes over and you spend the last hour watching the most supernaturally gifted vocalist of her generation chase and find oblivion." - David Edelstein, N.Y. Magazine.
"I'll be back." We wish we could report Terminator Genisys was a satisfying reboot of Ar-nold's iconic character, but it's more of a "lurching retread that lacks the thematic depth, conceptual intelligence, or visual thrills that launched this once-mighty franchise." - RT
We'll talk about that, other new releases and what we've seen, on the Filmosophers, with Chris Busch & Bruce Miller, "where we give our filmosophy of the movies and have filmosophical discussions." Fridays, 12:30 PM again Sunday mornings 11:30. "They tried to make me go to rehab but I said, 'No, no, no." - Amy
Hour one of the show contains the full album by Pageant entitled Royal Blue. Saw this band live in Des Moines and was impressed. After purchasing and listening to the full album I found their prowess in the studio only enhanced the experience. Then I have an update on music released recently by a host of interesting bands like Eternal Tapestry, The Young Sinclairs, Sloan, Real Estate, and the Parquet Courts. Mixing it up on an early morning sound companion. Almost as good as fireworks... Cool Breeze
Charles Lloyd w/ Gerald Clayton, Joe Sanders and Kendrick Scott
Charles Lloyd was born March 15, 1938 in Memphis, Tennessee. From an early age, he was immersed in that city's rich musical life and was exposed to jazz. He began playing the saxophone at the age of 9. Pianist Phineas Newborn became his mentor, and took him to Irvin Reason for lessons. Lloyd worked in Phineas Sr.’s band, and from the age of 12 worked as sideman in the blues bands of B.B. King, Howlin’ Wolf, Johnnie Ace, Bobbie “Blue” Bland, and others. His closest friend in high-school was trumpeter, Booker Little.
In the intervening sixty years, Lloyd has become a true giant of the jazz world, playing with Billy Higgins, Don Cherry, Bobby Hutcherson, Chico Hamilton, Keith Jarrett, Jack DeJohnette and many more.