I could not be happier about the Gin Palace Jesters (with yours truly on plink plink acoustic guitar and songwriting) coming to Fairfest on June 22.
My band mates (who are from Chicago and Pittsburgh and parts unknown) are looking forward to seeing the town that hatched me and the people who raised me.
We hope to give you the very best in traditional and original country and western music on our dances (to quote Mr. Ray Price). I look forward to seeing you before and after the show.
"Acid jazz" is a genre that has been used to describe a large variety of different artists and sounds over the years, but I feel it can be divided neatly into two categories. On one side we have experimental jazz bands (usually featuring a Hammond organ) that dabble in soul, funk and R&B, (sometimes incorporating synthesizers, turntables or other electronic sounds into the groove). And on the other side we've got DJ’s and electronic music producers that combine jazz, funk and soul samples with hip-hop and house beats.
On this Saturday night's edition of the After Hours we’ll be listening to some of my favorite examples of that first category. I’ll be playing some Shimmy: an album released last year as the result of a collaboration between Billy Martin (from Medeski Martin and Wood) on drums and Wil Blades on the Hammond B3 organ. I’ve been really digging this album and think it’s amazing the grooves these guys can pump out as just an organ/drum duo. On top of that we’ll be hearing from The Greyboy Allstars, Heavy Shift, The RH Factor, Ronny Jordan, James Taylor Quartet, John Scofield, Marc Johnson’s Bass Desires and many more. If you can get down with some experimental jazz-funk-soul fusion then don't miss it (streamed live 10pm-12am CTZ right here on KRUU). Also, if you want to ckeck out the flipside of acid jazz (DJs that spin jazz, funk, hip-hop and house together) then look out for my show next week (05/25) when we'll be listening to Amon Tobin, St. Germain, Parov Stelar, Mr. Scruff, Blockhead, Skalpel and Herbaliser among others. Enjoy ;)
Nothing happens in the past, this is our time, so leave us enjoy it in a bigtime way. Here is the bird's-eye lowdown on this caper, whatever that means: Neil Young dominates this show with the song 'Driftin'Back', an opus of 27:37 from his latest release Psychedelic Pill. However, that is not the best song in this segment, that honor goes to The Wallets from their 1983 release 'Catch A Falling Star', with a song called I Want To. Check out the front cover on your favorite search engine. We will actually go all the way back to 1968 for a song by the band Q 65, '80% O'. What does it mean? Also The Moody Blues, The Velvet Underground, and The White Stripes will bring it like there's no tomorrow. And they would be right, so listen in while you can, you can sleep when you're dead..... Cool Breeze
snoop dogg says he was led by spirit to immerse himself in the spiritual culture of jamaica, and he was reincarnated as snoop lion. the result: a creative, melodic, reggae cd; with nary an r-rated word. i feature several songs from the cd--released last week--and they are wonderful. you'll espcially love "fruit juice," "rebel way," and the surprisingly sweet: "the good good." miley cyrus joins snoop on "ashtrays and heartbreaks." but beware: snoop's not some born-again milk toast; he still has an edge, but he's added lots of love.
also released last week was the soundtrack to "the great gatsby," featuring artists like will.i.am, beyonce, andre 3000, and the xx.
i'll also play 2 tracks from the new cd by vampire weekend: "step" and "diane young" (ie, dying young).
here's a list of all the songs you'll hear.
If I am lucky, I occasionally get to wander, and shown at left is a picture I snapped off in a state park in Arizona. That path led to some truly fine scenery, and the walk itself was pretty magical. I tell you this because I have two hours of wandering stories from selected artists on this weeks show. The Eagles will lead us off with an instrumental called 'Journey of the Sorcerer'. Orchestra and banjo- you gotta love it. I have Calexico, John Hartford, and CCR talking about the lost highways they've been down. The oldest song is by Roger Miller from 1965. The newest song is 'Close Your Eyes' by The Smoking Trees from their just released long player 'Acetates'. And in between you can ruminate with Bill Nelson, or Van Morrison about the road less travelled. All for the good of the revolutions, the G Man is 'in root'... join me.
Enjoy 60 minutes of delicious radio in your choice of flavors: Live at Hy-Vee on Wednesday at 7pm in the Club Room, or spicing up the internet on the KRUU stream.
Our live show features health coach Emily Rose Shaw continuing her quest to make each one of us a healthy, vital human being by helping us make informed food choices. That may sound pretty sterile, but actually the suggestions she has every week are quite tasty. On the show stovetop we'll present a celebration of the flowering spring perennial-asparagus. We're in the midst of that fleeting time of year when I eat asparagus every day for lunch and dinner. Even I was impressed that today, three of us and a baby consumed three pounds of those luscious, thick, fresh-picked stalks. Hey, as a very close friend of mine says, "When it's over, all you can do is dream."
On KRUU at 100.1 FM you are really in for a treat. Emily kicks off the show talking about the power of mushrooms. (No , not those kind.) Next up, I talk with Lisa Catherine Harper, co-editor of The Cassoulet Saved Our Marriage. It's an engaging anthology of stories and essays from a wide variety of angles, and all centered around food, of course. During our discussion, Lisa shared a bit of the creative process involved in putting together this collection with her co-editor, Caroline M. Grant. Also, she gives us a peek into what motivated several of the contributors, including herself.
James Beard award-winning blogger, Elissa Altman follows Lisa's segment. Elissa's blog is "Poor Man's Feast," and that is also the name of her recently released book. Poor Man's Feast is a celebration of food, love, and transformation. It's a perfect read; mixing a captivating personal story with the art of simple cooking, and some fun recipes representing quite a diverse variety of food.
These two books are all about sharing; the essence of cooking. Pick them up, and baste yourself in their stories. You'll discover both personal and culinary enrichment.
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(See play list link below). Discover the new musical genre called "Daytime Disco Chillwave" with optimistic vocals and retro sythesizer effects as offered by the LA-based duo, Poolside, consisting of Filip Nikolic and Jeffrey Paradise (photo). On this program you will hear two tracks from their 2012 released CD Pacific Standard Time (album cover).
DJ UndergroundMan offers the Underground Classic spotlight song: "The White Ship" by H.P. Lovecraft (1968). In the second hour Chill Session, you will hear contributions from exotic electronic and dream pop bands such as Junior Boys, Peaking Lights, Andrew Belle, DJ Shadow, Nouvelle Vague, Pentatonik, Afterlife, and Sounds from the Ground. Oh, you don't want to miss this one. Encourage friends worldwide to join the live stream on www.kruufm.com. Original program broadcast 11/07/12. Click here for play list.
All new show for The Bass Oasis tonight. Dropping a full set of UK Jackin House. This is the first real house genre I truly like. It's kinda traditional house beats with a nice little off set jack to funk up the boring house rhythm. I hope you all enjoy a less DRTY and a much more funkyDRT mix.