In 1995 Pixar released their first film- Toy Story, beginning a two decade tradition of animated excellence. Their 15th feature Inside Out continues to expand the boundaries of creative animation. "Visually daring, narratively complex, technically groundbreaking: Pixar’s best work has been all this and more, redefining the term “family entertainment” in the process." We've seen it and agree with the consensus that Inside Out is "another triumph for the studio, an audacious, funny, complex film that pulls off a seemingly impossible conceit. Riley is an 11-year-old girl whose family has relocated from Minnesota to San Francisco, and she’s struggling with her emotions, which are personified by a group of colorful avatars that live and work in her brain." "As funny, stirring, unpredictable, exciting and riotously beautiful as it is profound." - Wall Street Journal. "Kids will be engaged, but it's the older viewers - people who have lived and felt a little longer than 11-year-olds - who will most appreciate this marvelous, ingenious work of art." - Miami Herald
There are several well reviewed films to cover this weekend, including the "Sundance-approved" teen comedy Dope- "a breath of fresh air — energetic and thoughtful". Mark Ruffalo, one of our fave actors stars in Infinitely Polar Bear.
We'll cover that and more on the Filmosophers, with Chris Busch and Bruce Miller "where we give our filmosophy of the movies and have filmosophical discussions", Fridays at 12:30 PM, again Sunday mornings 11:30. Inside Out is "the first film I know of that's been marketed to kids but is in actuality made for grown-ups" - EW
I am wound up tighter than a three day clock. I will be in Fairfield this weekend. In fact, I'll be appearing at Fairfest saturday morning at 10:30 live as I happen at the Stephen Sondheim Center.
One man, one guitar, a fistful of songs(most of which I wrote---most of which are featured on my new cd "Showmen's Rest"). I hope to see you all there.
If you miss me there, I'm sure you can catch me later in the day at Orscheln's, the Bargain Box or Hy-Vee. They're all my favorite stores in Fairfield. My wife and I are geared and primed.
(See llink to playlist below). Part 2 of DJ Andy Bargerstock's preview of FAIRfest lineup of choice musical performances with special spotlight on Arthur Lee Land (photo left) and Fairfield's own Robert Reeder (right photo) offering several tracks from recent CDs. Pieta Brown with and without Bo Ramsey and Shook Twins round out this week's Fringe Toast showcase of artists coming to visit Fairfield the weekend of June 19. Hear what Andy B has been offering up over the past few years leading to this feast of music.
In the second-hour chill session, you will hear from two acoustic/electroica groups, i.e., France's AIR and UK's Zero 7. Some of the finest music you will ever hear but unfortunately they will not be participating at this year's FAIRfest.
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THE BEST MUSIC YOU RARELY HEAR!
I guess it is the advent of summer that brings out the nostalgia. I see Deep Tracks is going to cook up some tasty '65 tunes. I happen to have songs from 1966 lined up in a two-hour row for Thursday at 2 PM. Radio station KIOA Des Moines used to publish weekly lists of the top requested/highest sales songs back in the day. I found a whole stack of these in a box, and while shuffling through them I saw compilation lists for the entire year. This show is 1966. Next week is 1967, and in two weeks, 1968. You will be getting a big blast of mid-sixties pop, rock, r & b, soul, instrumentals, and vocal tracks. Some artists appear multiple times, as in The Beatles, The Monkees, Simon & Garfunkel, Tommy James, The Doors, and The Mamas and The Papas. There is also a good pile of one-hit wonders. I grew up listening to a small transistor radio, and turning in pop bottles to buy 45 rpm records I would play on a metal-needled record player, no separate speakers. This is music crafted for a market that is very different than today.
Unleash your own creativity and encourage the kids in your life to develop theirs by attending special Fairfield Public Library author-led workshops during FAIRfest 2015! All three FAIRfest programs at the Fairfield Public Library are free and open to the public. The Magic Thief author Sarah Prineas (pictured at home with one of her goats) will tell kids and adults how "Heroes Get in Trouble" 2 - 3 PM Sat. June 20th.
Novelist Anna-Maria Petricelli's workshop, "Have You Written Today?" targets adults interested in writing and takes place Sat. June 20th from 10:30 - noon. Poet and writer Nynke Passi will lead a workshop for adults, "The Healing Power of Words," 1:30 - 3 PM Sunday, June 21st. For glimpses into the careers of all three presenters, tune in this week to The Studio with Cheryl on KRUU.
the theme song to the great cosmic love story, groundhog day, is sonny & cher's "i've got you babe," originally released in 1965.
turns out there were a lot of great love songs released in 1965 and this week we play them all (well, an hour's worth in any event).
and you'll also be brought into the cosmic weave of "groundhog day" as well, with excerpts from that movie springled throughout these great songs that were released 50 years ago.
they're not all brand-spankling new, but most of them are still in our heads: the righteous brothers, otis redding, manfred mann...et al.
The one and only Mike Ragogna (aka the encylopedia of pop/rock music). Mr. Ragogna is a singer songer writer who hasbeen in the business since the age of fourteen. Mike writes for the Huffington Post and also had a radio show on KRUU LP 100.1 FM. He has interviewed music greats Paul Simon, Tony Bennett, and Brian Wilson to name a few.
Major Jonathan Freeman of the United States Army Reserves. Jonathan served two tours of duty in Iraq and one tour of duty in Afghanistan. Major Freeman is currently a PhD candidate at the London School of Economics.
It is so nice that we will be having a fresh face in the studio on Tuesday morning. The one and only THERESE CUMMISKEY will be with us bright and early. Her circle of friends are so happy that she is back home again and look forward to many happy days this summer birding, kyaking and eating of bacon. We will be talking about this and that and other important things so I hope you will join us for our ramblings. It will be especially nice to hear the weather song with two part harmony. [Therese, on the left, with her former co-hosts of "A View from the Pew."]
Ceschi Ramos & his music label Fake Four have saved mountains & walked skylines... sounds impossible & that is exactly why you have to hear it for yourself in his own words. While I'm writing this he is flying out of the country on another solo international tour & concurrently operating his independent music label. Yes, some of the art work & song titles are shocking; in this instance & from this distance it is what it is. Like it or not his song lyrics walk a longing search for EQUALITY & HUMANITY. Word has it that Ceschi's acoustic guitar, laptop & voice make up his notable Folk / Rap / Hip Hop / Indie Rock / Punk band... Peace.