Check it out! Show #209 is upon us. I want to thank everyone who has helped me at the station to produce and air this show consistently in the overnight hours. When I have to work all night, I appreciate having good music to listen to on the radio.
Judge the offerings here for yourself. I have a large range of psychedelia for you courtesy of 24 great bands. You can see the entire playlist listed under the programs tab above. And here's to local radio, community support, and free exchange of ideas. Cool Breeze
"It was a big weekend for Birdman, which moved into front-runner Oscar status with its Screen Actors Guild win, combined with the Darryl F. Zanuck award for Best Picture from the Producers Guild— elevating its status as the awards-season front-runner, since the last seven PGA winners have gone on to win the Best Picture Oscar. Birdman also fulfilled forecasts that it would resonate with the performers union members. Directed by Alejandro Gozalez Inarritu, Birdman was shot from the point of view of the actor, played by Michael Keaton. Birdman also stars Edward Norton, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts, Zach Galifianakis and Amy Ryan. Boyhood had been the consensus favorite to win the PGA trophy" and remains the Filmosopher's Oscar picks for Best Picture and Richard Linklater for Director.
The Filmosophers Movie Talk, with Chris Busch and Bruce Miller, "where we give our filmosophy of the movies and have filmosophical discussions", Fridays 12:30 PM, again Sunday mornings 11:30. “On behalf of all of us, our only ambition was to make a risky and experimental exploration of the cinematic language, of an artist’s complexity played by the incredible Michael Keaton.” - Birdman Director Alejandro Gozalez Inarritu
When it comes to liquor, I don't mess around. I don't get caught up in the latest trends. I have little or no time for flavored vodkas. And a million and one craft beers hold little or no interest for me. I drink like a detective in a black and white forties movie. Not only do I drink bourbon. I drink cheap bourbon. Old Fitzgerald's to be exact. It's made in Kentucky. And it's been made there since the turn of the last century. And now my clerk at the liquor store tells me it's being discontinued. Which I can understand. There ain't enough hard-drinking, economy minded men and women left in this world to keep a brand like that in the black. I am keeping it together. I will press on if Old Fitz is no more. I will switch my allegiance(probably to Old Crow---in the clubs I usually order up Jim Beam because I know only one place in the Chicago area that keeps Old Fitzgerald's behind the bar...and I think I'm the only idiot drinking it there). If you are booze fan(or just a plain old drunk) try a bottle today...before it's just a hazy memory.
THE WEEK THAT WAS
>>Do You Believe In Miracles?
Lessons from 1953: The debt write-off behind Germany's 'economic miracle'
>The Nose On Your Face
HRW blames international rise in extremism on human rights violations
+ Yes, Oil Is Behind a Lot of Wars
Everyone is scared: Nobel Prize winner Shiller
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James Moore talks with Patti Miller about the world premiere of her documentary, Iowans Return To Freedom Summer, which will be shown at the February Fairfield 1st Fridays Art Walk, on Friday, February 6, at 7:30 pm at the Sondheim Theater in Fairfield Iowa.
Don't miss this historical account of how Iowa students participated in Freedom Summer in 1964 in Mississippi, registering voters, teaching in Freedom Schools and working in Community Centers , and advancing the cause of racial equality during the tumultuous 60's. Their bravery, dedication, and hard work will inspire everyone. Patti spent the summer of 1967 in Mississippi and later worked with Dr. Martin Luther King in Chicago.
This week on Writers' Voices, Monica and Caroline speak with poet Salvatore Marici, who splits his time beween the Quad Cities and Florida. Marici is the author of two poetry books from Ice Cube Press, of North Liberty, Iowa, a chapbook titled "Mortals, Nature and their Spirits" and the wildly sensual "Swish, Swirl & Sniff."
Travel with us through these poems to Salvatore's memories of the Amazon, Guatemala, Sicily and the Midwest.
Marici's work has appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies, including "Prairie Gold: An Anthology of the American Heartland." He was the 2010 Midwest Writing Center's poet-in-residence in Davenport, Iowa.
I found a bunch of great music for this next edition of Centripetal Sounds. I went to a watering hole in Des Moines last week and bought a CD by The Sundogs, and I am happy to lead off the show with this great working band. Since I am bringing about three hours worth of music to play, I guess anthing can happen after that, but I do know I will be playing music by the following people new to my shows: Arlo McKinley and The Lonesome Sounds, JD Loudermilk, James Burton, and Hayden Thompson. I have new-to-me music by John Hartford and some oldies but goodies from Aerosmith, David Gilmour, Joe Walsh, The Pretenders, and Elvis Costello. Hey, lets find ourselves having a party and listening to tunes together. The G Man
the psychedelic musical wave of the late 60s has peaked, but its influence lives on. in fact psychedelic music is alive and well today.
this week i'll share psychedelic sounds from the last few years.
to the left is/are tame impala. tripster yes, and they can play, write, and sing with anyone.
still based on recreating the experiences of psychedelic experiences, you may be surprised to hear psychedelic tracks from artists as diverse as r&b sylist janelle monae and country-western uber outlaw, sturgill simpson. not to mention new music from classic trippers, pink floyd.
After two weeks on the road, I am more convinced than ever that ChefsFeed is the one go-to app to have on your smart phone if you want the best restaurant recommendations. The content on the site is chef-driven, and top name chefs, too.
The app is clearly focussed on presenting you concise information on where the best chefs like to eat, and what their favorite dishes are on the menu. Jared Rivera, co-founder of ChefsFeed is my guest on the first half of the show. Did you know that people can still get gout? Listen in and find out how Jared and gout had two encounters.
Dale Bell is the Principal, Co-Founder, and Executive Producer of Media and Policy Center www.mediapolicycenter.org. Mr. Bell has been producing progams for Public Television since the early 60's focusing on leveraging media for social justice. His latest film is Homes on the Range, "the New Pioneers." http://vimeo.com/84159445 Mr. Bell was a producer of the film, Woodstock and is an Ashoka Fellow.