On today's edition of That Righteous Jive we'll be listening to some blues, jazz, country and Americana from 2014. I'll be featuring Puss N Boots, an alternative country trio began by Norah Jones. Last month they released their debut album: No Fools, No Fun. We'll also hear from Ironing Board Sam, Marty O'Reilly, and Red Skunk. Stream it live September 9th, 5-6pm CDT right here on KRUU radio.
In the sense that every song is unique, every show is a collection of special case experiences. The fact that you may have heard the songs before should not keep you from relating to the music in a new and unique way. I am playing some old songs by some famous artists like Patsy Cline, Johnny Mathis, Bobby Darin, KD Lang, and Humble Pie. I am also going to regal you with some tunes by the likes of The Queen Annes, T. Swift, Gracious, and Chairman Cow. Plus some jazz by Lou Donaldson from a 1957 release called Strollin' In. Check the playlist as you listen along... The G Man
NYT best-selling author D. J. MacHale's YA thriller trilogy The Sylo Chronicles is going strong with publication of Book #3, Strike, slated for mid-October 2014. Book #2, Storm, hit stores in March. In this rebroadcast interview, first aired in July 2013 shortly after publication of Book #1, Sylo, D. J. shares secrets of success he's gleaned from famous people (Stephen King, Alfred Hitchcock, Haig Manoogian) and the less well known (a young fan, a school librarian, and his then 10-year-old daughter). D.J. explores the best way to help reluctant readers, wordsmithing vs.
Fairfield author Warren Goldie defines visionary fiction as novels where "...the power of the human mind is a key part of the story. Mystical experiences, visions, profound insights, paranormal experience and all sorts of fascinating phenomena drive the plot and characters—and often point to the truth."
Some of the most talked-about books of the last 50 years would fall into this category. Remember "Jonathan Livingston Seagull," "The Celestine Prophecy," or "Mutant Message Down Under?" All of these exposed multitudes of readers to spiritual concepts in a way that a traditional "spiritual" book may not have accomplished.
In "Waking Maya," Goldie weaves elements such as remote viewing, ESP, and energy vortexes into the plot in a believable way, while telling a compelling story. Join us on Writer's Voices this week to learn how the author came to write this book and what makes this genre unique.
Boyhood, Richard Linklater's "masterpiece" starts Friday at the Orpheum Theatre, located in the heart of Fairfield's cultural district. We'd like to thank the Orpheum's Kristian Day for working to bring this groundbreaking achievement here. Look at the details: Boyhood is "filmed over 12 years with the same cast, with a breakthrough performance by Ellar Coltrane, who literally grows up on screen before our eyes." Combine that with the results: "The closest thing to a lived life that fictional cinema has yet produced." "May be the most ingenious film of the century..." "The year's most captivating narrative experiment, and possibly the most engrossing coming-of-age movie in the history of the genre." "It's transcendent." - Chris Busch, Filmosopher. You read words like "century", "history" and "that fictional cinema has yet produced" used to describe this and it's not hard to predict that "Boyhood will win the next Oscar for Best Picture" as we did a month or so ago. "Boyhood's effect is uncanny and heartbreaking, yet exhilarating, not depressing. Mom sums it up, when Mason celebrates his 15th birthday: 'I'm so glad you were born.' We'd like to think she's speaking to all of us."
We'll talk about this and more on the Filmosophers, with Chris Busch & Bruce Miller, "where we give our filmosophy of the movies and have filmosophical discussions", Friday, today-only at 2:05 PM, CDT again Sunday mornings, 11:30.
"Richard Linklater's latest feels more like living a life than watching a movie. It's a one-of-a-kind experience." - Newsday "Is it dumb to say, "Wow?" I don't care. Wow" - Philadelphia Inquirer
this week is a fun idea i got from someone's facebook post. It was a link to an a-cappella performance of david bowie and freddie mercury (well, not technically a-cappella, but just the isolated vocal tracks) singing "under pressure." It sounds like another (more silent, mysterious) song.
so, of course, i was suddenly inspired (as is my wont every week) like a lightning bolt of what (in my tired years) passes for creativity, and i put an entire hour show together featuring only naked vocal tracks.
you're gonna hear the amazing textures of voices like the supremes, marvin gaye, the beach boys, and especially freddie mercury and queen.
Free, Dr. Dog, Mercury Rev, Julian Cope, Cracker, The Sand Pebbles, and Rocketship will be the starting lineup for tomorrow morning's show at 2 AM. Check the playlist out for the other designated hitters. This is sort of a free-wheeling romp through alternative music, complete with spacey interludes and pop surprises. Music from 1967 all the way to the present day. Cool Breeze
Hey all, it's the end of the week. That means it's time to go INSIDE THE HEADLINES with Newsvandal JP Sottile and station manager James Moore. We appreciate the feedback this week from a dear listener who says she and her father never miss the show!
This week's three tiers include NATOing the Line; Playing Fast and Loose with Food; and Follow the Leader, i.e., monkey see, monkey doo doo, as it were.
As always, all headlines discussed can be referenced by clicking "Read more" below.
We're going to break some food boundaries on this week's GREAT TASTE. My first guest is Daniel Shumski, author of the just-published book, Will it Waffle from Workman Press. Waffles are one of the weekly favorites at our house, but I guarantee you have never thought of the many creative ways Dan came up with to use a kitchen tool that in most houses ends up collecting dust on a shelf.
In the studio I'll heat up a waffle iron to make one of the recipes from Dan's book. Drop by for a taste of an unorthodox type of waffle.
On the "Iowa Cooks" segment of the show I will visit with Wini Moranville from Des Moines, IA. Wini's new ebook, The French Pasta Cookbook, was just released. She is the author of The Bonne Femme Cookbook, and in her career as a restaurant reviewer has analyzed the fare of over 750 eating spots.
Great Taste is live at the KRUU studio on Wednesday at 7 central and replays at 7 in the morning on Friday.