Mr. Thomas Newmark is the Chairman of the Greenpeace Fund for the United States and is also the co-founder of the non-profit, The Carbon Underground www.thecarbonunderground.org Mr. Newmark will be giving a talk at Dalby Hall on the campus of MUM Wednesday, April 15 at 7:30 pm.
(Link to playlist below). This week features 25 year-old UK singer-songwriter Laura Marling (photo left) with her exquisite 2015 CD Short Film and the Americana-Alternative music of The Barr Brothers (photo right). Twin-spins from New England's Anaïs Mitchell, southern California's Stick Figure, and Shook Twins, Portland-based "quirky folk" band appearing in June at Fairfest and also appearing this Thursday at the Redstone Room in Davenport.
Reflections on The Appleseed Collective that played last week in Fairfield. Other Fringe Toast first-timers include Marika Hackman, X-Ambassadors, Becca Stevens Band, The Magician, and Solar Fields. Turn the lights down low and sink into the deep tissue release with the best music you never hear.... unless you are tuned to this eclectic foray into the heavenly underground music scene.
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"Everyone has that creative impulse: it's what we have in common." So says arts advocate, Fairfield First Fridays Art Walk founder, and visual artist Anastasia Kirtakis Hurlin (a.k.a. Stacey Hurlin). How did this dynamic Fairfielder thrust the impulse to showcase art every month on the Fairfield town square into a reality that will soon celebrate 13 years of existence? That's over 150 diverse & delightful art-focused social gatherings in a town with less than 10,000 people!
Many thanks to my former television producer Mike Hoffman who had Mr. Freberg sign this album for me.
THE WEEK THAT WAS
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U.S. secretly tracked billions of calls for decades
>>The Past Is Prologue / Six Things You Didn’t Know the U.S. and Its Allies Did to Iran
What Tom Cotton’s warmongering reveals: It’s still Dick Cheney’s GOP
My latest Japanese Indie discovery is a duo from Tokyo called Humbert Humbert (image). Their sweet accoustic tunes feature instruments such as the harmonica and the violin and therefore convey a certain atmosphere of folk music. Humbert Humbert are going to be my main featured artist on this episode but I'm also going to play a couple of other bands including Base Ball Bear and Fujifabric!
After The Woolen Men play our placemark for the show, we kick in to high gear with The Missing Links from their self-titled release of 1965. I am playing Keep Your Big Mouth Shut and the alternate version. Another highlight of side one is The Three 4Tens with My Stoned Ass. Must be some kind of donkey story. Side two kicks off with the entire 1993 Eulogy album by Tangle Edge. We are covering Australia and Europe with these highlights. Last but not least is one of my fave Green Pajama songs Emma Is Crying. Great progressive rock with an avant-garde bent. Cool Breeze
Field Work: A Family Farm, a documentary by award-winning filmmaker John Helde, makes its Iowa broadcast debut Sunday, April 12 at 1 p.m. on Iowa Public Television.
A quietly powerful journey to the heartland of America, Field Work: A Family Farm tells the story of the Swansons, Iowa family farmers who struggle to stay small in an era of mega-farms. In the last 60 years, technology and economics have reshaped America’s agricultural landscape; the quest for ever-higher yields and the flight of the younger generation has resulted in bigger and bigger farms. Shooting entirely in central Iowa, director John Helde spent several years tracking the Swanson family through the economic roller-coaster of the recession years.
James Moore talks with the award-winning director about his film. The music for the soundtrack was created by Fairfield's own Dennis James and Lauryn Shapter, who also speaks with James plus debuts her and her husand Dennis James new song "A Patch of Land."