This is a first: DJ Andy Bargerstock of Fringe Toast is live in the studio Thursday at 2 PM with DJ host The G Man for a stellar edition of Centripetal Sounds. Pictured is the inside cover to Blows Against The Empire, a 1970 release by Paul Kantner & The Jefferson Starship. Kantner and David Crosby went on to record sessions starting in November of '70 that would become known as the Planet Earth Rock & Roll Orchestra. Session artists from Jefferson Airplane, Santana, The Grateful Dead, Quicksilver Messenger Service, and others produced sound board material never released- but we have it for you, folks. Plus rare and off the beaten tracks by Keef Hartley Band, McKendree Spring, McDonald & Giles, HP Lovecraft, Jack Traylor, Listening, and many others. For the best in music made with your mind in mind, tune in at 2 PM for our live collaboration of the 'highest order': Fringe Sounds.
"Music feeds us energetically." So say husband and wife singing duo Steve & Mlchaela Terrien McLain, who will serenade couples at 8:30 PM on Valentine's Day in Fairfield at The Burning Oak's basement bar. Whether she's stirring up quiche filling, painting pictures, or writing songs, Michaela says, "It's fun to create!"
During this wide-ranging interview, she and Steve reflect on the origins of their musical journeys, express gratitude toward mentors, and reveal the conditions they find most helpful when writing songs. For tips that just might help your creativity flow more freely, tune in this week to The Studio with Cheryl and Steve & Michaela Terrien McLain!
What a fun book and inspiring author we have in store for you this week on Writers' Voices.
Danny Gregory says "I spent most of my life not believing I had the right to consider myself an artist in any way. But then I started drawing...it led me to travel, to meet people, to get books published, but most of all it transformed... how I experience every day."
Gregory's books are in the style of illustrated journals. In "Art Before Breakfast" he teaches readers how to carve out time for art, and shows how even just ten minutes a day can lead to a richer life. These mini-art projects sure inspired us!
Gregory is also the co-founder of Sketchbook Skool, a video-based art school designed to inspire creative storytelling through illustrated journaling.
"Art Before Breakfast" is published by Chronicle Books, one of the most innovative publishers today and makers of beautiful books.
this week, extended tracks from the allman brothers, wishbone ash, miles davis...
SPECIAL SHOW TONIGHT! 8-9PM.
I just attended a concert in southern England last weekend to see some of my favorite British 80s Pop artists and it was a blast!
Thus, I'm taking a break from Latin music this week and playing some of their most famous hits in the UK and Europe! And I did see these guys and gals sing live!
AWESOME! I hope you like it!
"Duane's Smooth Jazz"
Bass player and computer programmer DJ Duane Jones fine tuned his ear for jazz playing in jazz bands around the "Windy City" Chicago.
Duane graduated from NorthEastern University with his computer programming degree. While DJing for WZRD and other stations, Duane expanded his mental library of music and really acquired a knack for creating effective set lists.
Enjoy two hours of superior jazz programming from "Duane's Smooth Jazz" twice a week Mondays 2-4pm and Thursdays 1-3am on KRUUfm.com and 100.1 FM in Fairfield IA.
Fairfield author Stepahnie Rivera will be joining Monica and Caroline in the studio this week to talk about her spiritual memoir, "In Pursuit of Enlightenment (On a Shoestring Budget)."
Stephanie's story begins with the lives of her parents. Her father was the son of immigrant Russian-Jewish parents, and her mother was of Yankee stock. They led an unusual life, which took them to California, Texas and eventually Boston, as her Jewish father became a minister, first with the Religious Science organization and later as a Unitarian. With this background, it was not a great stretch for Stephanie, her mother and her siblings to learn TM, after their father's death.
More than simply a spiritual autobiography, this memoir is a revealing glimpse into a loving, if unusual, American family.
Obvious World ~ Sunday Nights ~ 9e/8c/7m/6p ♥
I've got a real chill playlist set up for tonight's edition of The After Hours. We'll start out with some beautiful jazz post-rock from the Serbian quartet EYOT and the amazing album they released last year: Similarity. After that we've got some new chilled-out electronica featuring three albums that just came out in the last month, plus three albums that slipped under my radar last year. Read more about the artists & albums below:
UK-based producer Kamal Manzar aka zarr. Last month he released his debut album: A Wandering Clarity, where he takes the listener on a beautifully introspective journey through some ambient and cinematic electronica.
Russian bassist and producer Anton aka LTF. Last month he released his debut album: Light The Fuse, a throwback to the old school hip-hop production style of the 90's. Expect jazzy bass, funky horns and dope beats.
Oakland-based producer an-ten-nae. Earlier this week he released his second studio album: Transmissions, where he returns with some more delicious chillstep filled with soulful vocals and worldly rhythms.
physicist steven hawking tells the story of bertrand russell giving a lecture on the latest astronomical discoveries in cosmology, including the birth of the universe, the galaxies, and our planet revolving amidst our solar system. in the back of the room, a curandera shaman woman stands up and says it's simpler than that, because "the world is supported on the back of a giant turtle." russell, in his best rationalist response, asks, "and what's supporting the turtle?" she says, "another turtle." when russell asks what's supporting that turtle, the shaman replies simply, "it's turtles all the way down."
that description of infinity is the title of country singer sturgill simpson's 2014 track "turtles all the way down." it's not your usual country content.
this week i'll play other songs you may not have heard from the year 2014, including songs by jazz-fusion bassist flying lotus, elbow, the war on drugs, u2, the foo fighters, broken bells, and tycho.