Thanksgiving is always a great time to get together with family and friends and have a good time. Since Thanksgiving is practically here, I invited my friends, Dennis and Lauryn of Truckstop Souvenir, to stop by the show Tuesday morning. I told them to bring their instruments so they can play some of their great music for all you folks out there. Dennis and Lauryn will also be getting together with family and friends this Saturday night(11/28) for their THANKSGIVING WITH THE FAMILY concert at Cafe Paradiso. We'll talk about this very special upcoming show and much more. Make sure to tune it!
TRUCKSTOP SOUVENIR / LIVE IN THE KRUU STUDIO
ON THE COUNTRY MUSIC JAMBOREE
Earlier this year, Anne Heaton, Antje Duvekot, Meg Hutchinson & Natalia Zukerman joined forces to record an 8 song EP of both new and traditional holiday songs called Winterbloom: Traditions Rearranged. Each artist wrote one original and put their twist on a traditional, and the other three joined in on harmonies and instruments. The girls are now touring as a group this season in support of the album, kicking off at CSPS in Cedar Rapids.
Join me Tuesday, November 24th from 9-10am for an interview with Anne Heaton about the making of Winterbloom, plus hear non-holiday songs from each of these talented songwriters!
The Possibility of Everything,examines how an otherwise mainstream mother finds herself making the rather unorthodox choice to take her three-year old daughter to Mayan healers in Belize. The Possibility of Everything chronicles the magical week in Central America that transformed Edelman from a person believing only in the visible and the "proven" to someone open to the idea of larger, unseen forces.
UPDATE: Link to recording of the concert here:
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Live Remote Broadcast for Solar-powered KRUU-LP 100.1 FM
Gifted cellists Eleanor Wells and Charles Lee return to Fairfield from Boulder, Colorado for a special performance on Sunday, November 22nd at 7:30pm in the beautiful Stephen Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts to benefit KRUU-LP 100.1 FM, Fairfield's solar-powered, independent, grassroots community radio station. Special guest pianist Christopher Zemliauskas will also be featured.
Last year over 300 audience members delighted to the mellifluous musicality and refined power of the husband-wife team who perform with the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra. A very special evening is planned that will include compositions by Samuel Barber and Benjamin Britten, among others.
Fairfielder, MSAE English teacher, and outstanding poet, Tom Kepler, will read and discuss his soon-to-be book, Bare Ruined Choirs, with host Rustin Larson on the next installment of Irving Toast, Poetry Ghost.
Tom says of his interview (from his blog): "It was a fun and interesting experience. For most of my life I have been a writer, but it has been many years since I have conversed with writers about writing. I found myself articulating concepts that I believe but have never explicitly expressed.
In many ways, the interview was similar to writing this blog. It gave me the opportunity to think about what I write and why I write.
For myself, it was most interesting to discuss the relationship between autobiographical writing and art. I found myself discussing the idea that real art extends beyond the historical self and reaches for the transcendental--our "total" selves, one might say. This is where artbegins, when the artist leaves behind the point value self and focuses on the unbounded self--seeing the spiritual within the physical, seeing the soul beyond the mind.
This discussion connects to what I call consciousness-based writing, writing that inspires the reader to seek the transcendental basis of reality, writing that celebrates the spiritual.
The G Man is live and kickin' Thursday 2-4 PM with a series of new songs by some pretty far out bands. I have some absolutely excellent guitar-oriented rock and roll that combines the best elements of The Moody Blues, The Rolling Stones, and Pink Floyd, sometimes all in the same song! We will hear from The Brian Jonestown Massacre, and a spin off band called The Out Crowd, my feature band of the day.
I will also play new songs by The Warlocks, from their Phoenix album, and from a disc called Introducing The Asteroid #4. If you listen to the show much, you will eventually hear just about all of those two albums. I also have Fireman from their latest, and Dead Meadow from an old release, and some Spacemen 3. I may have time for some Verve, and Lenny Kravitz, and The Black Angels, Pressurehed, Acetone, and possibly some Pink Mountaintops. That list alone is getting you excited..... hee hee let's do it
Highlighted band of the week, Buddahead (photo), features Iranian-born Raman Kia with distinctively polished alternative music stylizing from their 2004 and 2008 CDs. Listen early to catch this cool band from New York. Female artist of the week, Cat Power (photo), hails from Atlanta known for her minimalist style and breathy vocals.
One of the winners of the 1st International Culinary Schools Tapas Competition held last week in Valladolid, Spain, Mangal Tamang, and his culinary instructor, Gordon Rader take over the cooking chores in the studio Wednesday, November 18. Mangal was one of 11 culinary students from the USA, Canada, Mexico, Ireland, Italy, Denmark, and Sweden participating in the contest.
The official press release summarized the criteria and results: