Gotta love community solar-powered radio... Yesterday I spoke with Judy Collins. Ate mind-blowing risotto made in the studio with ingredients from the farmers' market. Did I mention homemade peach pie? (Thanks Steve Boss & Kathy Dubois.) Aired silent film pianist Donald Sosin's interview. Interviewed video game impressario Walter Day and Pastor BB Rail working with Kids Against Hunger. Saw KRUU super volunteer Ryan Olson off to Rubik's Cube National Championships at MIT. Sent out press release on next week's guests Tom Jones & Al Jardine. Engineered Great Taste prerecord with Iowa State Fair pie judge Beth Howard. Received word from former Fairfielder Anne Carlisle about her band Ladycop's new release. Launched a new show THE LOUNGE BODY with dj SHZA. Huffington Post contributor Mike Ragogna interviewed Judy Collins & Scott Stapp of Creed. Rustin Larson interviewed actress/poet Helene Cardona. Tom Knight organized photos on solar installation to be sent to David Lynch Foundation TV.
This week I'm doing the unthinkable: I'm violating the artistic and musical integrity of almost 90 great artists by condensing 104 of their songs into 60 minutes of my radio show--all for the private and selfish enjoyment of my avid listeners, as well as myself.
Actually, the year 1967 proved to be more difficult to survey than I had expected. The explosion of musical styles and creativity was far more than I had remembered or imagined, and took up the better part of 5 months of my show. Because my show is an hour long, each hour was not representative of the many kinds of creative music that were heard in 1967. So this week you're going to hear a little of almost all of it.
Using the latest in technical gadgetry, I've condensed 104 songs into 60 minutes of a sound polytych (look it up; it's a great word)--and in the process violated nearly every music rule of good taste and copyright known to man.
This week Fringe Toast DJ, Andy Bargerstock, takes us on a surreal ride through the outer fringes of blues, singer-songwriter ballads, and improvisational alternative styles. Early in the program, Pittsburgh's The Clarks (photo) take the stage with their alternative brand of rock that they have been laying down for more than 20 years. From Athens, GA, Matthew Sweet (photo) steps up with "The Devil with Green Eyes". Keyboard wizard, Merl Saunders, returns with Jerry Garcia doing "After Midnight". From Boone, NC you'll hear the blues-grass-tinged instrumental sound of The Major Sevens.The list goes on with The Back Door Slams, Winterpills, Jonatha Brooks, Zorg, Zenphonic with Oceana and Mac Gayden.
Donald Sosin talks about his career and upcoming concert this Thursday at 7:30pm at the Sondheim Center with KRUU host James Moore. He will also appear on the bandstand at First Fridays Art Walk. A frequent visitor to Fairfield, Sosin's in town this week to teach some workshops. His wife and collaborator, Joanna Seaton, is a storied Broadway performer and gifted vocalist who was an Ivory baby.
Sosin has been enthralling audiences in the US and Europe with his silent film music for over thirty years. Born in 1951, he grew up in Rye, NY, and Munich. He studied piano with Kyriena Siloti, and is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Columbia University, studying composition with William Albright and Jack Beeson. He was the resident film accompanist at the Museum of Modern Art in the late 70's, and returns there frequently as a guest pianist.
The corn is as high as an elephant's eye (most Iowa farmers keep an elephant just for measuring purposes) so it's time for an I.W.H. salute to the joys of sticking things in the ground and waiting to see what happens.
Tuesday 8/3/10 8-10 PM
Rebroadcast Friday midnight after P5K
Mike Ragogna of Mike Ragogna's 2.0 will be speaking with Steve Berlin of Los Lobos.
Los Lobos' new album Tin Can Trust is out today.
I live to laugh & love a lot
and I ain't never what I'm not
What you got is pretty much what you see
That's pretty much me
~ That's Pretty Much Me, Kassie Miller
Going from the lyrics on her self-titled debut, Nashville-based Kassie Miller seems like the kind of gal you'd be happy to have as a neighbor. She's pretty and talented, but down to earth and honest at the same time, so it's plenty easy to relate to her.
As it says in her bio, "Kassie Miller is a mix of a little bit of country and a little bit of soul." And also, "Her raspy voice, reminiscent of Tanya Tucker, combined with her lively southern-country personality on stage create an artist that will capture you heart, leaving you wanting more."
Join me Tuesday, August 3rd form 9-10am Central for your weekly dose of music by female singer-songwriters. Kassie will be calling in at 9:30.
Tune in tonight at 8:00pm for 2 hours devoted to songs with BABY in the title or key part of the song.
Join Host Special K and his irregular guest PGK as they chat about cooking / grilling / colorado / summer and ofcourse their likes & dislikes. a grand mix of music to be sure and a delight to the eardrum. poetry included as well, as always, free of charge.
Set your dial and stay awhile.
Sunday Nights on KRUU