Paul Kantner passed away recently. He was responsible for writing, recording, and producing one of my three favorite albums of all time: Blows Against The Empire. The name of my show is taken directly from his song Your Mind Has Left Your Body, from Baron Von Tollbooth and The Chrome Nun. The picture you see at left is from the album cover. So, yes, I have a heavy influence from the man. I am barely going to do justice to his body of work. He performs with Grace Slick, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Jerry Garcia, David Freiberg, Joni Mitchell, and too many others to list here. Two hours in tribute to someone who I could do ten shows worth on... Godspeed Paul. Cool Breeze
From co-founder of "Granta:The Magazine of New Writing" to opera composer, playwright and director, educator, short story and essay writer and of course, novelist, Jonathan Levi is the embodiment of the Renaissance Man.
His first novel, " A Guide for the Perplexed" was published in 1992 to rave reviews. His second novel, "Septimania," is brand new and hard to describe. Here's one way: "Levi's fable of love, religion and physics dances with a spirited and lambent invention, rendered in precise and often lyrically beautiful prose."--Owen Sheers, author of I Saw a Man and Resistance
Okay, maybe you'll just have to tune in to Writers' Voices if you really want to know what it's about!
THE WEEK THAT WAS
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>>>Redacted Truth And No Consequences
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Judge criticizes Pentagon suppression of thousands of Bush-era torture photos
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Featuring Shawn Colvin's New Album
"It’s more adventurous than before, due not only to the diversity of her sources (Bruce Springsteen, Paul Simon, Tom Waits, Stevie Wonder et. al.), but also to the stripped down approach."
Dennis Miller has this radio show and he has a promo that includes the water of evolutionary dew. Which literally translates into a process of growth condensation. Now, that I can relate to! Assimilating, sorting, and cataloging useful information, that's me, by way of song. I play the songs, you all benefit from having heard them. That's my story. So tune in for some 26 unique packets by the likes of Ween, Rare Earth, Th' Legendary Shack Shakers, John Mayall, and Iota, among others. The G Man
Julie Berry is an award-winning writer of novels for children and young adults, including The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place.
This week, Julie joins us on Writers' Voices to discuss her latest book, "The Passion of Dolssa," a historical novel for young adults set in 13th Century Provence, France. It deals with some very adult topics - faith, love, fideltiy, and the power of the feminine.
And it is a great read! Listen in - we'd love to have you.
If you are interested in recent-to-hit-the-scene music, I have some input for you this weekend. I am playing selections from current releases by Khruangbin, Fufanu, Ethan Johns, Valet, Lejonslaktet, Kosmo-0, Bob Moses, Red Cosmos, and The Fuzz. Plus some hard-to-find tunes by Strawberry Window and West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band. Cool Breeze