• Thu
    Aug 03
    2:00 pm -
    5:00 pm
  • Wed
    Aug 09
    2:00 am -
    5:00 am

Ernest Hemingway Quoted, and Truth Decay

G Man“The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.” So sayeth Ernest, and that was all I needed in order to flip 39 songs onto the turntable for a spin. Truth Decay is a song by Rodney Crowell, and judging by the blog posts by James on this site, those lyrics will be relevant to you in some way.

Yes it's definitely summer. It's warm. It's humid. It rains like nobody's business at the drop of a hat. But look at it this way. In about three months the Christmas lights will be up in the Fairfield Square. And if I'm a lucky old soul I'll be there in person for the lighting on that friday night after Thanksgiving. Until then keep listening to "The Feed Store" on KRUU thursdays at 10AM central time and sundays at Noon central time. 

  • Tue
    Aug 01
    11:00 am -
    12:00 pm
  • Sat
    Aug 05
    4:00 pm -
    5:00 pm

Summer Mix on "The Inspiration Initiative"

The Inspiration InitiativeDo you remember when you were in school and summer meant two months of absolute freedom? I certainly do and those are the times I spent reminiscing on as I was putting together the playlist for this weeks show! 

  • Wed
    Aug 02
    7:00 pm -
    8:00 pm
  • Fri
    Aug 04
    7:00 am -
    8:00 am



One of the dishes I really wanted to make Tuesday night at the LIVE show at GBS was a miso butter skillet corn.  Luckily, the sweet corn was ready at the MUM student farm, and it was delicious.  All you need to do is strip the kernals off the cob, put them in a skillet with a little water, and cook for 2-4 minutes to your kernal texture preference.  Drain the remaining water, stir in the miso butter, and enjoy.  The recipe for the miso butter is at the end of this post.

Kris Johnson, the farm manager, Dan Harvey, the assistant manager, and several of the students in the Regenerative Agriculture certificate program, joined us for an inspiring discussion about the future of food and farming.  Look for the farm's stand at the Saturday Farmer's Market.

Obvious World ~ Sunday Nights ~ 9e/8c/7m/6p ♥

Newsvandal JP Sottile discusses (emphasis on cusses) this bizarro than thou week in politics with James Moore. Let's just say the Trump clan has made the movie "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" look like an after school special. Boy Scouts, Scaramucci, Priebus, Kelly, McCain, ACA repeal--NOT, police brutality, Sessions, Kushner, Manafort, North Korea, Lebanon, etc. Are things finally coming together or are the wheels falling off? You beat the judge. Join us for a dive into the wheel of misfortune. (Yes, that pesky Russian investigation is quietly continuing.) CLICK ON PIC.

Rebekah Del RioDJ Andy Bargerstock offers a full course of exotic music from off-the-beaten path including first-hour spotlight on Rebekah Del Rio (photo left; who sings on David Lynch's Twin Peaks show) and the rising young Serbian DJ producers Calavera & Manyu (photo right) with their blend of World House music.  Other first-hour contributors include Sarah Jarosz's new female trio called I'm With Her, Pieta Brown (with tracks from new CD), and John Mayer with track "In the Blood."

The second-hour Chill Session helps unwind the day with soothing, enticing tracks in a music set that includes these artists: Human Bell, The Human Experience, and Human. Other contributors include Blanco White, AURAH, and Jon Kennedy.Calavera & Manyu

CLICK HERE for Playlist.

Watch for DJ Andy's article on the new collection Cafe Del Mar Vol. 23 in the August issue of Iowa Source Magazine that describes artists who visit the famed nightclub on the island of Ibiza east of Spain in the Mediterranean Sea. 

FRINGE TOAST offers the best music you never hear... unless you are tuned to KRUU-FM.Rebroadcasts now play on Saturdays at 8am CT.


  • Sat
    Jul 29
    2:00 am -
    4:00 am
  • Mon
    Jul 31
    4:00 am -
    6:00 am

2 0f 3 In The Three Fer Series

RREach of the ten bands in number 339 gets a three song set to try and wow you. I get a much better feel for the music when I hear multiple tunes by a band. Next week will also have a three song set for each band. In order of appearance: Camper Van Beethoven, The Medium, Prufrock, Quill, and Short Cross. Side Two has: Xit, The Carrions, John Braheny, Mad River, and Satya Sai Maitreya Kali. Psych, hard rock, classic rock, folk, and country music all in the same show. One band gets five minutes, one gets sixteen, and everyone else is in-between. Join me for some fun Saturday morn at 2 or Monday morn at 4. Cool Breeze

T ShirtI was so excited about this next show two days ago that I put a blog on with 100% pure emotion. I had only taken it to the preliminary stage, where I am shaping the ideas for the program. Little did I know that dreaming about and talking about the show would cause it to exceed my own expectations by today. If you use your power to choose and join me for the show, you are in for a wild ride through the rock and roll rollercoaster, thrill-seekers. Hour One: I heard two amazing bands at the 80/35 fest this year, The Suburbs and The Vahnevants. More 2017 releases by Alt-J, Jane Weaver, and The Secret Sisters. Plus a song off of a Denny King album I will be playing in it's entirety 9/16/17. Hour two leads off with three bands vying for record of the year: The Paperhead, Mac DeMarco, and The Host Country. This is where it gets even more interesting, because I am playing a song off of The Host Country's new album that has yet to be released to the public. Yes, you will hear it first on this radio station. New music from Cotillon, Real Estate, and The Infamous Stringdusters, plus The Soundtrack of Our Lives and The Rolling Stones. Hour Three is IN ROOT #13, and features songs by Michael Parks, Ferlin Husky, Bill Black's Combo, Dean Martin, and Frank Sinatra. Tap it right in to your electric calendar. The G Man

Salted and Cured cover

Jeffrey Roberts teaches the history and culture of food, and is the president of Cow Creek Creative Ventures, a company working to address the need for more sustainable agricultural solutions.  In his new book, Salted & Cured, he recounts the stories of chefs, entrepreneurs, craftspeople, immigrant butchers, and others who have and continue to develop the culture of meat preservation.  It's a fascinating read, full of history and colorful characters, who are participating in culinary practices that originated thousands of years ago.


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