It's summer preview time. Summertime at the movies- blockbusters, one of which will be seen this year by more people than any other; tent-pole pictures, under which the film company will have a budget to make other films. We'll get into May releases, which may include the number 1 contender for 2015 Box Office King- Avengers: Age Of Ultron opening May1st.
We're delighted to report that old release guidelines continue to evolve. We're seeing more literate, intriguing, films releasing in the summer. Out May 1st: Welcome to Me starring Kristen Wiig, "One of the strangest and boldest comedies I've ever seen"- Bill Murray. Perhaps the most exciting May release, for those who remember Australians George Miller and Mel Gibson's 1981 breakout post-apocalyptic comic-book blast Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior is what's clearly a high-tech high-definition razzle-dazzle update- Mad Max: Fury Road starring the great- and our faves- Tom Hardy and an amazing and powerful looking Charlize Theron. See the trailer(s).
We'll talk that, new releases, including one hovering near zero approval rating by critics and one currently at 100% thumbs-up (Monkey Kingdom), on the Filmosophers, with Chris Busch & Bruce Miller "where we give our filmosophy of the movies and have filmosophical discussions". Fridays 12:30 PM again Sunday mornings 11:30.
"C'mon, have you seen the trailer (# 1)? It is a smoking hot post-apocalyptic thrill ride with enough adrenaline to fuel a small nation. Directed by the same guy who made the 1979 original (& even more thrilling '81 sequel; bits shown in the latest teaser) Mad Max looks like the summer's most promising reboot." - Huffington Post
for one show every month on "deep tracks" i'll go deeply into a particular year of music, focusing on the most creative and long-lasting music from that year; on another show i'll play long, extended, improvised tracks that take the time to deeply explore their music and playing; on another show i'll explore the best of a particular genre or artist; and on another show i'll play creative ambient music for you to enjoy and transcend to--letting your awareness go deeper....
this week, enjoy vedic ambience...
Thursday at 2 PM, Iowa bands Bo Ramsey, Brother Trucker, and The Host Country. Perennial favorites Jeff Beck, David Gilmour, Bob Dylan, and Loggins & Messina. Plus Nick Lowe with the title track, Lynyrd Skynyrd with the political angle, and The Electric Prunes with the spice. The G Man
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.