Music for Night Owls
Beginning @ 11e/10c/9m/8p
::: Obvious World :::
New York Times bestselling author, Sophy Burnham, makes a visit to this week's Writers' Voices. Sophy's most famous book, "A Book of Angels", has recently been re-released. The book is an exploration of angels through a vast collection of stories, history, and literature related to human encounters with angels.
Sophy's most recent book is "The Art of Intuition". This book explores many facets of intuition; what it is, why it's important, and how to have more of it.
tune in 11PM to 12AM for a brand new planet pete featuring lots of guitars. mmmmm guitars.
Saturday morning we'll feature music from the 2007 album "Deep" by Ror - Shak, recently heard on Fringe Toast (http://www.kruufm.com/node/10410) as well as the Fringe TV show. Ror - Shak, fronted by artist's DB & Shaun Morris, AKA Stakka features guest vocals by Iowa born Julee Cruise (Twin Peaks theme song), Chantal Claret and Wendy Starland. I've found "Deep" and Ror - Shak a mysterious, under-appreciated one-album-wonder. Their label and websites have disappeared and I saw no mention of this excellent album on DB's site djdb.com.
Also hear music from the downtempo tango remix compilation Tango Chill Session "the day tango met chill out". Hear music from the album Borderlands by Evan Bartholomew (Bluetech)- Neo-Classical, ambient minimalism reminiscent of Eno, Glass, and Reich. Hear the jazzy classic "Rose Rouge" ("I want you to get together") a sensual flow of jazzy textures, Latin rhythms, and bass-ridden beats by St Germain a.k.a. noted French composer-producer Ludovic Navarre.
Ambient electronica from Pirate Satellite, soon to become Spirit Satellite. 9:00AM Central. We'll post the playlist afterward.
"...powder erupting into clouds and crypts like honeycombs; column waves and wave forms; current storms and storm currents..."
Saturday morning at 2 am you will get a real treat; 2 albums of great music, back-to-back. First up, Introducing The Asteroid No.4. Their first release from Lounge Records in 1997. This is without a doubt the best album I have purchased in the last 2 years. Since hearing this I have obtained ALL of their other releases. They even out Pink Floyd Pink Floyd on their song 'Underbelly of a Mushroom'. Then, I am playing Dreamweapon by Spacemen 3. Perhaps their most eclectic release, this was recorded live in concert around 1987/88. Extremely subtle variations on a theme. 2 songs that run most of the second hour of the show. If you can't sleep, put this on- it might help! Cool Breeze
Egg Salad Week,
by another historical coincidence of astonishing synchronicity,
always directly follows Easter Sunday.
And yet some people continue to believe there is no order in the universe.
Songs about cackle-fruit to open this week's Whizbang.
Tuesday 4/26/11, 8-10 PM.
Rebroadcast Friday midnight after P5K.
I met this week's guest, Andrew Pitz, several weeks ago at Wheatsfield, the co-op in Ames. Andrew was promoting his Sawmill Hollow Family Farm's two varieties of aronia berry wine. Immediately, I was struck by his passion for not only the little purple berry that is packed with high concentrations of anti-oxidants, but his ideas about land stewardship, natural healing, and the importance of sharing that knowledge to enrich both people and planet. While I listened, I tasted the wines which were very pleasing and will especially appeal to folks who don't like the tannic quality inherent in many grape wines.
Nothing quite like the spinning of a record on the turntable. Nothing like the spinning of a good tale to tell, in song. Lots of stories to tell in the next edition of the show Thursday 2-4 PM, with a rebroadcast now on Wednesday mornings 2-4 AM. Here are some album titles I will be sampling from: 'Saturate Before Using', 'In The Future', 'The Lost Cabin & The Mystery Trees', 'Outburst', 'Wheels of Fire', 'Designs in Music', 'Psychedelica Volume Two', 'Baron Von Tollbooth & The Chrome Nun', and 'Chocolate & Cheese'. No cheesy songs, no talking backwards, no long excursions into space music, no Zappa, no need to worry The G Man is on the job. See you at two...
In 1976 the radio and dance floors were full of it: overly stylized and commercialized disco music. My review of 1976 will have none of that.
Thursday and Sunday's shows will feature the creative side of 1976: Joni Mitchell's lonely biographical "Song for sharon," Bob Marley's cosmic "Positive vibration," The Atlanta Rhythm Section's remarkable "So into you."
Then there were the songs that will still play in your head all day if you hear them: John Sebastian's "Welcome back" (who does catchy melodies better than John Sebastian?), Peter Frampton's "Show me the way" (the studio version that no one plays), Bob Dylan's "One more cup of coffee" (and who can't use one more cup of coffee?), The Eagles' "New kid in town," and Steve Wonder's birth announcement, "Isn't she lovely?" And for those who have never heard it, be sure to check out the original "Cocaine" by J. J. Cale.
Complete playlist: http://kruufm.com/node/4908
(see link to playlist at bottom). The spotlight shines brightly on singer-songwriter and wife of Paul Simon, Edie Brickell (photo) who sings "Two O'Clock in the Morning" from her recent CD release. Harry Manx of Vancouver, Canada offers a four-track set from his Dog My Cat CD. First timers to the Fringe Toast soundstage include The Gaddabouts, Ravens & Chimes, The Band of Heathens, Pete Yorn, and Human Response. In the second hour, DJ Underground Man (Andy B) debutes his mix of two electronic music pieces from the early 1970s composed by former University of Wisconsin music professor Don Voegeli and Tonto's Expanding Head Band (Robert Margouleff and Malcolm Cecil). Then, listen closely for Emancipator's subsequent electro-acoustic tracks from his CD Safe in the Steep Cliffs (2010). CLICK for PLAYLIST.