I wanted to point out some interesting items on the playlist for the next show. Mountain Bus has a song called I Know You Rider, and its live, and it is a great version of the song. Also some live Little Feat with Tripe Face Boogie. Yes, there is a pattern here because side two of the show has a couple of long live jams by Jefferson Airplane and Spacemen 3. Check the playlist out in my blog, and if you gotta be up all night, no sense in missing this great rock and roll. Cool Breeze
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We're excited to report that Hell Or High Water starring Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine and Fairfield's Ben Foster is coming to the Ottumwa 8 this weekend. This is one of the best films of the year. "A film with the sort of sweeping grandeur that today's filmmakers rarely aspire to, let alone fulfill." - Wall Street Journal; "Takes you places that you thought the big screen had forgotten." - St. Louis Post Dispatch; "A genre film that transcends genre, an iconic American tale that is nonetheless firmly grounded in both place and time. One of the best movies of the year." - The Atlantic; "Hot damn, this one's a goodie - a mesmerizing, modern-day western that moves with the coiled intensity of a rattlesnake ready to spring." - Rolling Stone; "You could freeze nearly any frame of Hell or High Water and you'd be looking at a work of art. It's stark and breathtaking and gorgeous to behold." - Chicago Sun-Times; "They don't make them like this anymore - but they still can, and here's the proof." - Boston Globe; "It's got a dry dusty power, and a dark sense of humor. And when it finally saddles up and really rides, pardner, you'd best get out of its way." - N.Y. Daily News; "A thrillingly good movie - a crackerjack drama of crime, fear, and brotherly love set in a sun-roasted, deceptively sleepy West Texas that feels completely exotic for being so authentic." - Variety; Hell or High Water isn't just a great time at the movies, it's one of the year's best pictures. - Toronto Star
We'll also cover the new releases and more on the Filmosophers, with Chris Busch & Bruce Miller, where we give our filmosophy of the movies and have filmosophical discussions. -"Ya'll been here a while?" -"Long enough to watch a bank gettin' robbed that's been robbin' me for 30 years." - Hell Or High Water
Station manager James Moore talks with Soul Sherpa founding guitarist (and Fairfield native) Casper Huggins about the band's EP INVEST IN THIS, recorded in Cedar Falls in "24 hours and a minute," their career trajectory and plans for the future.
1966 was a unique musical year because, perhaps for the first time ever, the year heard virtually every style of music on the public airwaves.
here's a small cross-sampling...
of unique interest, is an equally unique singer/songwriter/song, norma tanega, singing about her cat named dog...
1966 year also gave us two albums that many music critics have in their top 5 of all time...
that was the year that the lovin' spoonful were at the top of their game.
gandharva music was popping up all over...
and psychedelic was just beginning...
The two halves of the next show will be related and yet quite different in their overall feel. Hour one is a compendium of recent acquisitions by me, and a suggested playlist from Don Was. Hour two delivers a trippy meditation concerning regular folks and how they perceive their world around them. Really? Yeah, really. You can count on music by bands like Impala Syndrome, Crome Syrcus, Johnny 'Guitar' Watson, A Flock of Seagulls, and James Brown in the first hour, and J.K. & Co., The Prisoners, Granicus, Maids of Gravity, and the New Fast Automatic Daffodils. You have not heard of these bands, you say? That is a good enough reason to tune in, right there. The G Man
Tune in 1pm CT Wed Sept 14th for my live interview with guitarist/producer/documentary filmmaker Paul Nelson, who worked closely with Johnny Winter. Totally badass!!!
Executive producer and musician, Nelson has performed or worked with the likes of Eric Clapton, Billy Gibbons, Vince Gill, Joe Perry, Joe Walsh, Edgar Winter and a host of others, yet Paul Nelson is often overlooked by those outside of the recording and music industry.
This engaging, talented guitarist is also a top notch producer, performer and manager and is currently on what is perhaps one of the best rolls of his career. “I signed with Sony,”said Nelson with enthusiasm. “I’m getting ready to go back out on the road with the Paul Nelson Band to support my new CD, “Badass Generation.”
The album is a combination of ’70’s style jam rock, blues and a mix of electric and semi-acoustic material and my band is just incredible. I’ve got Morten Fredheim on vocals, bassist Christopher Alexander and drummer Chris Reddan and the caliber of their talent is just outstanding.”
Along with the new record and alliance with Sony, Nelson is still performing and touring with the Johnny Winter All Star Band and Nelson and his band mates will continue to pay homage to the late, great guitarist. “There’s always going to be a lot at these shows, a tribute to Johnny, which I’ve done before and I’ve been joined by people like Edgar Winter and Earl Slick and so many others; I never know who is going to want to perform with us. There will be some classic Johnny songs performed, lots of new stuff from his last album and maybe from my new one; the nights are definitely a lot of fun. ”
Touring isn’t all that keeps Nelson busy. Being a producer for artists like Winter, James Montgomery and blues master Joe Louis Walker have kept him on his game and his schedule full. --concertblogger, Danny Coleman
Each of Anola Pickett's novels begins with a specific incident or memory that someone shared with her.
Her mother's childhood memory of neighborhood boys burning an effigy of Kaiser Wilhelm in Kansas City, Missouri in 1918 lit the creative spark that led to Anola's newest book, CALLAHAN CROSSROADS.
Set in Kansas City during World War I, this coming-of-age story for young people explores serious issues relevant today.
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