Sent to me by my friend Ankah:
Dear Friends~ this is a letter written by a Swiss born Nun Ani Rita who sent this to Israeli Dharma friends. Please read it and send it to whomever you think might be touched in the hearts and minds, thank you G*....
This Sunday the bulk of the show will feature music from Istvan Pal (Szalonna - means Bacon) and his band bringing you some of the most beautiful folk melodies of the Carpathian Basin.
The members of the band are currently musicians for the dancers of Hungarian State Folk Ensemble - the very same group that visited Iowa just a short year ago ..
We hope you will like them ...and don't forget to tune in on Sunday at 1 pm CST [Rebroadcast Sundays at 3am]
To pre-listen to some of the songs we are going to play, their website is:
We live in the new world, here in America, it is not the old world of european history. This is the place where the enslaved Hebrew and Gentile black people from Africa where brought and sold to supply the kings and queens of the world with massive profits. Where do you think then that the prophets should rise up? Back in the old world or here in the new?
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Tune in Saturday evening for an in-Studio performance and interview with singer-songwriter Dennis Driscoll, K Records alumni and founder of Egg Recordings. Dennis is a quirky and lovable storyteller and artist and will share some poems and a few spanking new songs.
Pirate Satellite has been working on Saturday's show over the last 2 weeks. It includes soundtrack music from the film Blade Runner: The Final Cut. The electronic music Vangelis
created for this 1982 seminal film is as good as anything I've ever heard- even 25 years later.
We'll also hear 2 songs from the brand new compilation "Future Memories"; 2 songs from Depeche Mode: Tanghetto's electro-tango (!) cover of "Enjoy The Silence" and William Orbit's "Random Carpet mix" of "Walking In My Shoes". Also featured, a song from Two Loons For Tea, who recently played in Fairfield. We'll hear a cut from the 1981 electronic classic "BGM", by YMO. YMO (orignially Yellow Magic Orchestra) were 3 gentlemen from Japan, including Ryuichi Sakamoto. Among other projects, Sakamoto went on the do the soundtrack with David Byrne to the film "The Last Emperior". I'll post the complete playlist at kruufm.com/pirate-satellite. ENJOY
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In honor of the remaining dozen teams in the NCAA tournament, this Friday's show will feature 12 songs, pitted against each other in a March Madness style battle for greatness. That's right, instead of seeing the elevating dunks of Michael "Air" Jordan's Tar Heels, you can hear the soaring melodies of French electronica band "Air", featuring Nicholas Godin and Jean-Benoit Dunkel. Listeners call in and decide who goes on and who goes home. A Reasonable Alternative airs from 8-9 PM, Friday.
ArtScene, a monthly publication of Iowa arts, distributed statewide, has a feature on 'The Voice of Fairfield' in this month's issue, March 2008.
Titled "KRUU: A Creative and Spontaneous Eruption," the article by Erika Richards, highlights KRUU-FM's eclectic and cross cultural artistic embrace.
"Like the center axis to a wheel of kaleidoscope-colored spokes, a grassroots radio station is spinning waves of sound to the Fairfield area and beyond, creating an era of community togetherness, creativity and programming."
Watch Phosphorescent's new video directed by Zach Sluser and Matt Theisen and shot in Fairfield by clcking on the picture.
Pride is out on Dead Oceans.
from director Zach Sluser:
The location is the countryside in and around Fairfield, IA where I grew up. It's a small town of about 10,000 people an hour south of Iowa City. The support from the people in the town itself was a huge help. We borrowed half of our grip and electric gear from a local infomercial company. The cast and crew spent 2 days in the freezing cold with us during their winter holidays. The owner of the horse was really into the whole idea and gave us the freedom to execute our ideas without thinking twice. Matt and I had never worked with horses before, but Matthew put our fears at rest as he not only was the star of the video but also became the horse wrangler (you'll have to ask him to chime in on his childhood horse experience, but he was a natural with him).