(Playlist link below). Colorado folk-indie band Elephant Revival (photo left) anchors the first hour with DJ Andy Bargerstocks favorite tracks. The New York Times described the Indianapolis-based sister duo Lily & Madeleine (photo below right) as producing folk music with a "vocal blend, deep and seamless and relaxed." Listen closely for tracks from their new CD (Fumes) in the second hour.
More good tracks never played before on FT from Fat Freddy's Drop (New Zealand), Rosi Golan (Israel), Peter Bradley Adams (Alabama), The Wallflowers (LA), Missy Higgins (Australia), and Jose Gonzalez (Sweden) .... and let's not forget Worldwide Groove Corporation (Nashville downtempo electronic male/female duo) whose 8-minute track "Chillodesiac Fevertini Mix" will lead us to sleepytime as last song of the evening.
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THIS WEEK: A PROSECCO DISCUSSION WITH ALAN TARDI
RESCHEDULED TO APRIL 1: ALICE RANDALL, BESTSELLING NOVELIST AND COUNTRY MUSIC SONGWRITER
It was my good fortune to speak recently with Caroline Randall Williams and her mother, Alice Randall. They are the co-authors of Soul Food Love-Healthy Recipes Inspired by One Hundred Years of Cooking in a Black Family. I hope you will make the time to listen, buy the book, read their amazing story, and use the many creative recipes while creating your own kitchen legacy.
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Time to highlight the roots of my Ultra Lounge Show, Crime Jazz, the Signature Sound for TV and Movie Detectives.
In the 1950s and 60s, when Hollywood brought private eyes to the big and small screens, jazz was the music of choice to accompany their lives of danger and dames." "Crime jazz captured the mood not only of our post-war cities, but of a character as distinctly American as the cowboy – that soulful, solitary seeker of justice, the private eye."
Classic film noir selections from Leonard Bernstein; Jerry Goldsmith; Roy Budd; Pete Rugulo; Kenyon Hopkins; Count Basie; Henry Mancini and MORE will be played.
Yes, there is a story to be told about this strangely titled edition of the show. Back around 1969 I was attending school on the northwest side of Des Moines, and on Douglas Ave. there was a restaurant called King's Food Host. Classmates would assemble there on weekend nights and yuck it up pretty good. I had a wonderful girlfriend named Kim at the time and she had this amazing red hair. We would order a sandwich called a Cheese Frenchie, which besides being a heart-attack-waiting-to-happen was a deep-fried grilled cheese. Lots of catsup, yum. The booths were fake leather, and each booth had a tiny juke box, so the place was loud and crazy. The songs you will hear were all on those little boxes that took all your dimes. I have 3 songs by The Beatles, long versions of hits by The Doors and Tommy James & The Shondells, and carefully crafted pop hits by The Turtles, Chicago Transit Authority, Donovan, Blood, Sweat, & Tears, Brenda Lee, James Taylor, and The Association. 32 songs, because they made them short in those days, and I love every single song in this set. The G Man
"Because on March 17, we are all Irish."~~old Chinese saying
Rest in peace, Duster. I'll get your blues heard everywhere. Backed by original members of Fleetwood Mac, Duster was a short bright light on the British blues scene. We'll hear Just Like A Fish. Some contemporaries of his will appear in the form of Ferris Wheel, Broken Glass, Illusion, and People! Plus blues by Led Zeppelin, Isaac Hayes, and Mark Cook, ballads by The Lovin' Spoonful, Blue Mountain, and Host Country, and americana by The Sibleys, Nilsson, and Silverhands. Many more surprises in store for those of you not watching the Iowa-Penn State bball game. The G Man
Ft, ChrisTimeSteele.tumblr.com Busy #Advocating #CivilRights for a #juvenile. Civil rights attorneys interested in discussing juvenile civil rights email JessicaBurksOffice@gmail.com from your business account.
Guests this month will speak of their POV on #activism #hacktivism & #SpeakUp #SpeakOut #Organize #File
Ft, Chris'Time'Steele Intellectual / Rapper / Songwriter / Anarchist /Activist & Journalist 'Time' Speaks to international & local police brutality, oppression & empowerment in uniting CopWatch, Occupy & similar HR organizations & communities overground & underground in #solidarity. He also uses #speakout to expose ongoing gentrification, the function of video and visibility and diversity of tactics while paying respects to many of those whose lives have been taken directly by racist police brutality.
" 'Time' is the future of indie hip-hop"-URB; 'Time' was picked as one of URB's Next 100 Artists; 'Time' was picked as top artist for MTV2 On The Rise; 'Time' is a hip-hop artist from the mid-west. He has toured Europe, US and the Vans Warped Tour; 'Time' has worked with Kool Keith, Jake One, Budo, Sole, Xiu Xiu, and did production on Common's album The Dreamer/The Believer.
Reference: - 'CASH FOR KIDS' - Documentary; Supreme Court investigated judges & overturned hundreds of delinquency adjudications. Juvenile Law Center filed a lawsuit against judges & numerous other parties. State legislature created commission to investigate wide-ranging juvenile Justice Judge Fraud. Juvenile Law Center maintains related court documents.
- 'THE NEW JIM CROW' - Written by Michelle Alexander a highly acclaimed civil rights lawyer, advocate, and legal scholar "EXPOSING Mass Incarceration .... in modern America.
-Special Note - "When you are in the arena, Remember who the Real enemy is." - Hunger Games II (Catching Fire)
Volunteer attorneys willing to discuss juvenile civil rights email JessicaBurksOffice@gmail.com from your business account.
On Christmas Day, 2012, Allan Lokos escaped from a crashed and burning plane on Myanmar with severe burns over 33% of his body. He was not expected to survive, but he not only lived, he has written a book about the crash, his miraculous survival, and the process of healing. Details from the crash and the immediate aftermath are supplied by his wife Susanna, who was also injured in the crash, though not as severely.
In addition to some wonderful medical professionals, Lokos credits his years of meditative practice as a major contributing factor to both his survival and his healing. "Through the Flames: Overcoming Disaster Through Compassion, Patience, and Determination" is an inspiring tale of heroism and persistence.
Lokos is the founder of the Community Meditation Center in NYC and was a guest on Writers' Voices previously with his book "Patience: The Art of Peaceful Living."
As promised, I am heading off into the realm of some deep space tunes, emphasis on the electronica, for the next few weeks. We will hear the entire Piano Bass Drums release by The Necks. It is a single track! Plus Pharoah Sanders from a 2006 release called Peaceful Heart. Downtempo by Jah Wobble, acid folk courtesy of The Soundcarriers, and a liitle metal music from Atriarch. Cool Breeze
(Playlist link below). Tune in early to catch DJ Andy Bargerstock's interview with Katelyn Shook as a preview of Shook Twins (photo left) mid-April Iowa concert dates. Three marvelous tracks are woven around the stories behind this "quirky folk/indie" band. Click here to read DJ Andy's concert preview article from March issue of Iowa Source Magazine.
Another spotlight shines on classically-trained Rhiannon Giddens (photo right), lead singer for Carolina Chocolate Drops, who just released a solo CD Tomorrow is My Turn that shines with her performances of old-time music that sound so fresh.
Newcomers to the FT lineup this week include Abergine 3, Kyle Eastwood, Beth Lodge-Rigal, and Sleeping At Last. And, oh yes, there will be the wonderful heart expanding drift in the second-hour Chill Session. Click here for playlist. Invite friends worldwide to join the live stream at www.kruufm.com.