His First Solo Album in 23 Years
"Keith Richards' first solo album since 1992 opens like a fever dream, with the 71-year-old rock god croaking acoustic blues like Robert Johnson after burning down a half-ounce spliff." -- Rolling Stone
All hits, all the time... The first 18 songs are from a compilation cassette tape I made many years ago. Lots of fine 80's and early 90's music there, followed by seven more songs that run the gamut of all genres. I like to think of a playlist like this one as an old rocking chair full of stuffed animals of all shapes, sizes, and kinds, just happily co-existing together, and waitin' for a hug. The G Man
James Moore and Dennis Raimondi talk with author/journalist Ari Berman about his seminal work on voting rights in America. The former KRUU show host who writes for The Nation, Rolling Stone and many other publications, has been all across the country doing events and booksignings, including most major TV and cable. His book has been recommended for book lists by the New York Times, Washington Post, NPR, and others. He has appeared on panels at the White House, Congress and elsewhere.
Ari will be doing a talk and booksigning event this Friday, June 10th at 7:30pm at Revelations Bookstore in Fairfield, Click here for details.
Ari Berman is a senior contributing writer for The Nation magazine and a Reporting Fellow at The Nation Institute. He has written extensively about American politics, civil rights and the intersection of money and politics. His stories have also appeared in the New York Times, Rolling Stone, and The Guardian, and he is a frequent political commentator on MSNBC, C-Span and NPR. His new book, Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America, was published in August by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. His first book, Herding Donkeys: The Fight to Rebuild the Democratic Party and Reshape American Politics, was published in October 2010 by FSG. He graduated from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University with a degree in journalism and political science. He lives in New York City.
Unsung heroes populating tiny worlds intrigue award-winning writer Jeanne Marie Laskas. Thus, the obscurity of Dr. Bennet Omalu, the Nigerian medical examiner who discovered a brain disorder destroying professional football players' lives, inspired her to seek him out.
The result? "Game Brain," a 2009 magazine article that appeared in GQ; Concussion, a Penguin Random House book published in 2015; Concussion, the Golden-Globe nominated movie starring Will Smith; and the Bennet Omalu Foundation.
Laskas, who's authored six other books, directs the University of Pittsburgh's Writing Program and is founding director of The Center for Creativity. For a glimpse into an award-winning nonfiction writer's creative process, tune in this week to The Studio with Cheryl and Jean Marie Laskas.
Steve Katz is a renaissance man, cook, writer, recipe developer, attorney, musician, and a deep thinker concerning the role of men in the kitchen. Rosie Witherspoon, owner of the At Home Store, met Steve at the International Housewares Show this past March, wrote an article about him for the Iowa Source, and joined me this week in a discussion with Steve about gender and location specific (men in the kitchen) behavioral characteristics. Men (and women) get ready. You will be nodding in agreement with each observation Steve makes.
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(See link to playlist below). This week marks the release of Acoustic II CD from UK's Above & Beyond (photo left) which is normally considered an electronic trance band. But, this second accoustic CD breathes new life and context into their vast catalog of music featuring vocals from their long-time lead vocalist Zoe Johnston and other contributors. Early in the second hour, you will hear a few soothing tracks from this epic new album. The program begins with new tracks from Paul Simon, and also from Sweet Talk Radio, N*Grandjean, and The Rescues.
The second-hour Chill begins with Above & Beyond, Society of Broken Souls, Rising Appalachia, Rhye and Rezonate. The last 30 minutes of electro-acoustiic instrumentals features Richard Bone, The Peaking Goddess Collective, and a special 7-minute track from N*Grandjean called "The First Picture (RocknRolla Soundsystem Mix)."
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I'm the type of guy who personalizes every celebrity death. In every case, I try to connect the late celebrity to me in some circuitous manner. "How does he connect to me?" That's always my first connection. And nine times out of ten the answer is my pal and musical legend Milt Trenier. With the announcement of the demise of Muhammad Ali, the first thing I did was to call Milt Trenier. I remember seeing a photo of the two men together, their clenched fists poised under each other's jaws. Turns out Ali used to see the Treniers performing in Miami in the early sixties when Ali had his training camp there. In later years when the heavyweight champ was visiting Chicago he would visit Milt Trenier's jazz club because he remembered the family name. I can always count on Milt for his personal stories on the greatest names in showbiz.
#279 is queued up, and ready to roll, so we are back in sequence. Highlights in hour one include live music by Pink Floyd, and a long cut by Samsara Blues Experiment. Side two has new music by Living Hour, old music by Miles Davis, and a track off of my possible album of the year by Ray LaMontagne. Cool Breeze
Artist, author, creative director, filmmaker, podcaster, blogger, teacher and speaker Danny Gregory joins us on Writers' Voices this week to discuss his latest book, "Shut Your Monkey: How to Control Your Inner Critic and Get More Done."
Danny lives and breathes creativity, and knows just how damaging that inner voice can be!