guildThe album cover. Kendra Smith. Inspiration. Yes, it is true that the optical illusion that is the album cover 'moves' for you when you change your angle of view. You gotta love that, right? Well, the music is classic in the centripetal sense of the word... AND, not even in today's show! I tell you at this late date that due to technical difficulties beyond my control, this show is postponed. Instead, you will hear Ant-Bee from an album called Pure Electric Honey. Also in store, King Crimson, Brian Eno, Kaleidoscope, John Fahey, The Electric Prunes, and a bunch of other fine bands. This music is likely to cause bliss in the listener...The G Man

  • Tue
    Sep 20
    9:00 am -
    10:00 am
  • Sat
    Sep 24
    6:00 am -
    7:00 am

Jenn Cleary Interview on Lyrical Venus! Tues 9/20

Jenn ClearyIt's my last day here in paradise
Gotta put back on my shoes
But all I wanna do is stay here and cruise
I got the blues, there's nothing I can do
~ Last Day of Vacation Blues, Jenn Cleary

It's tempting at first to put Colorado artist Jenn Cleary squarely in the blues category.  It wouldn't be completely wrong, she does have a powerful, smokey voice and the hot guitar chops and plenty of tunes that fit the genre.  But listening to her latest album Back to the Wheel, one quickly discovers that Jenn is first a true songwriter, with a penchant for blues, the ability to slide between rock, folk and more with ease, and the commitment to serve the songs in whatever style is best suited to the story at their heart, because heart they have indeed.

Grand Ole Opry SpectacularAh, yes, folks, another Tuesday morning means another Country Music Jamboree. Let's see for this week, we'll start with one side of a record entitled "Grand Ole Opry Spectacular".

Hank WilliamsSpeaking of the Opry, we'll pay tribute to the Grand Ole Opry perennial favorite, the great Wilma Lee Cooper, who passed away last Tuesday. She was best known for performing with her husband, Stoney Cooper.

Another Grand Ole Opry favorite (who was eventJimmy Martinually kicked out and never reinstated), Hank Williams would have celebrated his 88th birthday last Saturday. In his honor, we'll be airing an old radio show Hank did back in the 40s.

The King of Bluegrass, Jimmy Martin always had the dream of being a member of The Opry, but was continuously snubbed by the establishment. Tom Russell (soon performing in Fairfield) has a great song about the struggles of Jimmy Martin. We'll spin that song and a bunch of other songs about and by Jimmy Martin.

Besides all the above, I've just got a bunch of great traditional country, bluegrass, and western swing music, so if you love country music, DON'T MISS A SINGLE MINUTE!

Donald Lacy, Jr.Be sure to listen in this Monday at 2 as Just Plain Jazz chats with Donald Lacy, Jr., writer/actor/voice for The Miles Davis Experience, the multi-media show featuring Blue Note recording artist Ambrose Akinmusire that explores the music and times of Miles Davis from 1949 to 1959.

The Miles Davis Experience, an immersive performance that follows Miles' musical development as well as the challenges in post WW II-America for a black artist, kicks off its national tour on September 29 at the Englert Theater in Iowa City with a show co-sponsored by KRUU FM.

Mr. Lacy is renowned as an actor ("Jack" directed by Francis Ford Coppola, many TV shows, award-winning stage performances), comedian (HBO's "Def Comedy Jam" and his own CD's) and writer with a number of plays under his belt. He's also a longtime radio broadcaster since 1979.

Will we get around to playing some of Miles' music from Birth of the Cool up to Kind of Blue? You should know better than to even ask...

"It is the prayer of my innermost being to realize my supreme identity in the liberated play of consciousness, the Vast Expanse. Now is the moment, Here is the place of Liberation." ~ Alex Grey 

Sunday Nights 
Beginning @ 11e/10c/9m/8p
::: Obvious World :::

  • Sat
    Sep 17
    9:00 am -
    9:00 am

Pirate Satellite

This mix from Pirate Satellite was greatly inspired by Canadian Peter Beamish, who spoon benderwent in to a movie theater in 1999 to see The Matrix. "I stepped outside the theater after seeing The Matrix and the world was somehow slighted tilted. It never did straighten-out for me again." What does that mean? "It means buckle your seatbelt, Dorothy, because Kansas is goin' bye-bye." -Cypher

Hear music from the compilation albums Artificial Intelligence 2; Dance: Dream: Dance; and From Here To Tranquility, Ambient Compilation Volume 3.

Hear "Perfect" music from Depeche Mode; Kid Loco's Once Upon a Time In The East remix of Talvin Singh's ambient classic Traveller and music from the films Ink and The Damned United.

Ambient electronica, Saturday morning at 9:00 AM Central. Live stream

"The name of the Game is to feel... real... good."

  • Fri
    Sep 16
    2:00 pm -
    4:00 pm
  • Mon
    Sep 19
    1:00 am -
    3:00 am

Noam Chomsky on 9/11, MAD Magazine's Joe Raiola, & More

Noam ChomskyAt 3pm, Noam Chomsky comments are highlighted from a September 13th interview with Democracy Now's Amy Goodman and Aaron Mate. The MIT professor of linguistics discusses 9/11, international affairs and domestic politics.

At 4pm, Jamesinterviews MAD Magazine's Joe Raiola, who is performing next Friday, September 23rd at the Englert Theater in Iowa City. In the outspoken and irreverent tradition of George Carlin, Riola's one man show, American Heretic, is provocative comic theater.

Joe Raiola has performed in over 40 states at theaters, clubs and colleges. He remains Senior Editor at MAD Magazine, where he has been one of the creative innovators behind the magazine's unprecedented longevity and success since 1984. The New York native is founder of the Theatre Within and an annual John Lennon tribute show which held its 30th consecutive concert last year, raising over $75,000 for charity.

  • Fri
    Sep 16
    1:00 pm -
    2:00 pm
  • Mon
    Sep 19
    8:00 am -
    9:00 am

Kristen Moeller discusses "Waiting for Jack"

Kristen MoellerWaiting for JackTune in for an exciting interview, as our Writers' Voices guest this week is an expert in “disrupting the ordinary” and helping others do the same. Author, speaker, personal coach, and radio show host, Kristen Moeller has recently written the book "Waiting for Jack: Confessions of a Self-Help Junkie". After struggling with addictions to alcohol, drugs, and food, Kristen realized her  transference of addiction to the self-help world. Through personal anecdotes, including her fatefull first meeting with Jack Canfield(the man behind Chicken Soup for the Soul) that changed the course of her life, Kristen explores the ways we often wait for life and look outside ourselves for answers.


Tonight on p5k


Stay tuned for the conclusion of the story later tonight. We already learned that the King, of a land we would now know as Germany, 700 years ago stowed a vast treasure in a mountain.

He would make his neighboring kings and lords believe he intended to share the treasure. But that was a lie.

Keep listening and we'll tell you the rest of the story tonight.

Included is one complementary wallet sized photo of our legitimate radio host.


have a nice day



Not to be confused with World Chocolate Day, which was of course on September 4th.  

This week's Whizbang will open with dark, milk and bittersweet musical bonbons to celebrate.


Tuesday 9/13/11, 8-10 PM.  


Rebroadcast Friday midnight after P5K.

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