• Fri
    Sep 05
    2:05 pm -
    2:35 pm
  • Sun
    Sep 07
    11:30 am -
    12:00 pm

The Filmosophers Movie Talk


Boyhood, Richard Linklater's "masterpiece" starts Friday at the Orpheum Boyhood posterTheatre, located in the heart of Fairfield's cultural district. We'd like to thank the Orpheum's Kristian Day for working to bring this groundbreaking achievement here. Look at the details: Boyhood is "filmed over 12 years with the same cast, with a breakthrough performance by Ellar Coltrane, who literally grows up on screen before our eyes." Combine that with the results: "The closest thing to a lived life that fictional cinema has yet produced." "May be the most ingenious film of the century..." "The year's most captivating narrative experiment, and possibly the most engrossing coming-of-age movie in the history of the genre." "It's transcendent." - Chris Busch, Filmosopher. You read words like "century", "history" and "that fictional cinema has yet produced" used to describe this and it's not hard to predict that "Boyhood will win the next Oscar for Best Picture" as we did a month or so ago. "Boyhood's effect is uncanny and heartbreaking, yet exhilarating, not depressing. Mom sums it up, when Mason celebrates his 15th birthday: 'I'm so glad you were born.' We'd like to think she's speaking to all of us." 

We'll talk about this and more on the Filmosophers, with Chris Busch & Bruce Miller, "where we give our filmosophy of the movies and have filmosophical discussions", Friday, today-only at 2:05 PM, CDT again Sunday mornings, 11:30.

 "Richard Linklater's latest feels more like living a life than watching a movie. It's a one-of-a-kind experience." - Newsday "Is it dumb to say, "Wow?" I don't care. Wow" - Philadelphia Inquirer

  • Thu
    Sep 04
    8:00 pm -
    9:00 pm
  • Sun
    Sep 07
    8:00 am -
    9:00 am

naked vocals

this week ifreddies a fun idea i got from someone's facebook post. It was a link to an a-cappella performance of david bowie and freddie mercury (well, not technically a-cappella, but just the isolated vocal tracks) singing "under pressure." It sounds like another (more silent, mysterious) song.

so, of course, i was suddenly inspired (as is my wont every week) like a lightning bolt of what (in my tired years) passes for creativity, and i put an entire hour show together featuring only naked vocal tracks.

you're gonna hear the amazing textures of voices like the supremes, marvin gaye, the beach boys, and especially freddie mercury and queen.

RRFree, Dr. Dog, Mercury Rev, Julian Cope, Cracker, The Sand Pebbles, and Rocketship will be the starting lineup for tomorrow morning's show at 2 AM. Check the playlist out for the other designated hitters. This is sort of a free-wheeling romp through alternative music, complete with spacey interludes and pop surprises. Music from 1967 all the way to the present day. Cool Breeze

Hey all, it's the end of the week. That means it's time to go INSIDE THE HEADLINES with Newsvandal JP Sottile and station manager James Moore. We appreciate the feedback this week from a dear listener who says she and her father never miss the show!

This week's three tiers include NATOing the Line;  Playing Fast and Loose with Food; and Follow the Leader, i.e., monkey see, monkey doo doo, as it were.

As always, all headlines discussed can be referenced by clicking "Read more" below.

  • Wed
    Sep 03
    7:00 pm -
    8:00 pm
  • Fri
    Sep 05
    7:00 am -
    8:00 am

Waffles and French Pasta on GREAT TASTE this Week!

Will It WaffleWe're going to break some food boundaries on this week's GREAT TASTE.  My first guest is Daniel Shumski, author of the just-published book, Will it Waffle from Workman Press.  Waffles are one of the weekly favorites at our house, but I guarantee you have never thought of the many creative ways Dan came up with to use a kitchen tool that in mostWinnie Moranville houses ends up collecting dust on a shelf.

In the studio I'll heat up a waffle iron to make one of the recipes from Dan's book. Drop by for a taste of an unorthodox type of waffle.

On the "Iowa Cooks" segment of the show I will visit with Wini Moranville from Des Moines, IA.  Wini's new ebook, The French Pasta Cookbook, was just released. She is the author of The Bonne Femme Cookbook, and in her career as a restaurant reviewer has analyzed the fare of over 750 eating spots.

Great Taste is live at the KRUU studio on Wednesday at 7 central and replays at 7 in the morning on Friday.

  • Thu
    Sep 04
    2:00 pm -
    4:00 pm
  • Wed
    Sep 10
    2:00 am -
    4:00 am

Conceptions of Reality

G Man UpG Man here, tuning back into KRUU land with a show that takes a wide, shallow look at a large pond that reflects the light of understanding- whatever that means. Actually I am going to start with Womb, and their song about viewpoints. And then we are off to the races with The The, Neil Young, and an obscure band called Big Timber. I have a threefer from Trip Shakespeare, and an old single off the radio from The 5th Dimension. Then a wide swing thru the blues with Taj Mahal, Todd Snider, Vietnam, and Siegall-Schwall Band. Bent blues, really, and that is a good thing. We'll end up with Spirit and The Steve Miller Band. Twenty-six songs pretty much like the lenses of the glasses.... The G Man

david gray(Link to playlist below).  After Melanie Martinez's opening song, DJ Andy Bargerstock interviews Ian Lubar whose band Mt. Thelonious will play Cafe Paradiso on Saturday, 9/6 at 8pm. Afterwards, Ed Sheeran, Ireland's Sinead O'Connor (photo) and UK's David Gray (photo) share their talents.  Listen closely for tracks from Goyte (Belgium-Australia) known for 2013 Grammy Award Best Song, "Somebody That I Used to Know." Discover what else he does!

DJ Andy Bargerstock's second-hour bliss-inducing Chill Session floats around collection Best of Lounge Music 2012 featuring tracks from Alex Nöthlich Sinead O'Connor(Germany), Spiridion (Wales), and Y.G., aka Yvonne Giuliano (Italy).  Last set features super cool tracks from Emou, an obscure German electronic group that DJ Andy discovered during a late-night foray into the Underground Music scene.

Click here for playlist.  Share this posting with friends on your social network. Invite them to join the live stream on www.kruufm.com every Wednesday at 8pm CT to discover interested new music.  WATCH for DJ Andy's music review in next week's Iowa Source Magazine on the New York City band, Wax Poetic.

Dr. Don Ingwerson was appointed to the Christian Science Committee on Publication for Southern California in August 2006. In this capacity, Dr. Ingwerson oversees all media and legislative relations on behalf of the Christian Science Church.

Mr. Philip Goldberg is an author and public speaker. His latest book is titled American Veda, From Emerson and the Beatles to Yoga and Meditation, How Indian Spirituality Changed the West.

Where do writers find the inspiration to craft NYT best-selling books? Author and illustrator Loren Long's children's picture book Otis spent 17 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. During this visit to The Studio, Loren reveals he found inspiration for a pivotal page in his new book Otis and the Scarecrow from the final "O Captain, My Captain" scene in the award-winning film, Dead Poets Society, which featured Robin Williams. For a peek into the creative process of one gifted writer/illustrator and clues about how to unleash your own inner genius, tune in this week to The Studio with Cheryl and Loren.

  • Fri
    Aug 29
    1:00 pm -
    2:00 pm
  • Mon
    Sep 01
    8:00 am -
    9:00 am

"Soldier Girls" - Women at War

Soldier GirlsEver wonder why people, and women in particular, join the National Guard?  And what it was like to be called in to active duty in Afghanistan and Iraq? 

In "Soldier Girls: The Battles of Three Women at Home and at War," renowned journalist Helen Thorpe delves deep into the lives of her subjects for twelve years, from their homes in Indiana to a combat zone in Afghanistan and back again. Thorpe is also the author of "Just Like Us: The True Story of Four Mexican Girls Coming of Age in America."  She was a staff writer for the New York Observer, The New Yorker, and Texas Monthly, and her freelance work has been published widely.

Join Monica and Caroline on Writers' Voices this week for another in-depth conversation with a fascinating writer.

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