Our feature this week is a duo called The Autumn Defense. This retro 60's roots/pop duo consists of Pat Sanone and John Stirrat and is a side project for these two members of the band Wilco. We'll feature their latest album called Fifth.
Other artists we'll play this week include The Sea The Sea, Tara Nevins, The Stray Birds, Shaw Brothers, Sara Jarosz, Sam & Ruby, Robbie Robertson & Eric Clapton, Rachel Yamagata, Over The Rhine, Noah Gundersen, Nickel Creek, Kasey Chambers, Justin Townes Earle, John Hiatt and Jason Isbell.
At 2:10pm host James Moore presents a KRUU exclusive
interview with Hugh Cornwell, formerly of UK rock group The Stranglers, who scored 21 Top 10 hits. Produced by Gerald Grohman, host of Plattenkiste [Mondays 10pm].
Also, brief interviews with David Olney, who plays Cafe P this Saturday accompanied by Sergio Webb, and Devo’s Jerry Casale in commemoration of his brother, guitarist Bob Casale, who passed away this week.
This week on "The Skinny" host Africa Byongchan Yoon is pleased to have Ethiopian native Hermela Gebremariam and Fairfield youth Drew Schoenfeld amazing kid correspondents from FAIRFIELD MAHARISHI SCHOOL OF ENLIGHTENMENT and they also are kid correspondents of Fairfield Radio Action News which airs Monday - Friday 6:10 am , 12:10pm and 6:10pm
First: Yoon interviews the kids about weight loss and transcendental meditation
Then: Then kids interview her right back about her activism and coming to fairfield
This week on Writer's Voices, Monica and Caroline welcome MUM Executive Vice President Craig Pearson to discuss his recently released book, "The Supreme Awakening: Experiences of Enlightenment Throughout Time - and How We Can Cultivate Them." The product of research Dr. Pearson did for his doctoral dissertation, this book allows the reader to share the enlightened experiences of people throughout history. By gathering these many stories from across history, from saints and mystics, writers, world leaders, even athletes, Dr. Pearson provides a unique perspective on what is obviously a universal experience.
Many of the people profiled within are expected, people who are well-known for their spiritual experiences - Buddha, St. Teresa of Avila, Thoreau, Rumi. But there are many surprises here as well - Anwar Sadat, Einstein, Plato and many more. I was most fascinated by these stories. It made me realize that the accomplishments of many great persons may have been a direct result of their experiences with other states of consciousness.
Dr. Pearson is also the author of "The Complete Book of Yogic Flying."
Remember how great the 80s were? Remember how we learned from the mistakes of the past that things like that moving factories overseas was a bad idea, that saber-rattling rhetoric just made things worse, and that taking care of your own would from now on be a major priority?
Yeah, me neither.
During the decade that saw ketchup declared a vegetable, a man who could barely read a teleprompter dubbed the Great Communicator, Just Say No, Grenada, the Challenger, along with enough scandals to fill a library and other political insanities...well, there were some bright spots. And one of them was the extremely talented men and women who kept the faith and who kept on producing some truly great music. So this week and the following two, we'll celebrate their efforts.
Only at the Wildflowers Cafe. Only on KRUU-FM. See you there.
In the first hour of this Saturday night's edition of The After Hours we'll be listening to some great neo-soul, folk and blues featuring Bella Donna, Con Brio, Stac, Lyle Divinsky and Moonchild. In the second half of the show we'll hear some psychedlic hip-hop & trip-hop featuring Red Martina, KOGNITIF, Algorhythms, Awon & Phoniks, Tumi & The Volume and Broke For Free. Stream it live February 22nd, 10pm-12am CST right here on KRUU radio.
Ah yes, ladies & gentlepeople, join James Moore and Newsvandal JP Sottile for another exclusive "Inside the Headlines" edition.
This week's featured three tiers include only having eyes for you, that awful sucking economy, and our chemical romance. You can check out JP's latest piece "God's Plan for Climate Change" by clicking right here.
I add to my collection of vinyl occasionally, and most certainly when I go to a record convention, like the one Sunday in Des Moines. These songs are from the last convention's finds. We will hear from older bands New Heavenly Blue, Peter Bardens, Buckwheat, Debris, and Group 1850. The highlight of the morning will be the album Dreaming by The Murari Band, played in its entirety. This private label release from 1981 sports the statement: " A second invitation to all interested parties to come on down to Murari, our farm in Tennessee, and be happy." I tell you what- these folks can play, and the lyrics are intelligent and thoughtful. In addition I have other goodies by The Blues Magoos White Stripes Rolling Stones Deep Purple Doors, and Led Zeppelin. Saturday morning 2-4 AM you can experience the Cool Breeze...
remember watching the joaquin phoenix movie "her," and feeling like there was something very subtle going on?.... like you were experiencing the loneliness, ambivalence, love, and longing of his character....they became really real. well, a lot of the emotional ambience from that movie came from the incidental music throughout, by arcade fire [left]. i was so impressed with the feel of it, that i'm featuring several tracks on this week's ambient show (by popular request i do at least one ambient show every month). it's worth checking out because it's not their lyrical indie-pop sound, but some delicate ambient ... feelings, is the best way to describe it.
you'll spend an hour getting very incidentally emotional on my show this week. other spacey but melodic artists: sarah mclachlan and delirium, murasca and duke b, and (also by popular request) lemon jelly's "his majesty, king raam." very trippy, very lovely.