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NOTE:  This show is a rebroadcast from Feb. 23, 2011.

Want to get to know what drives a person to create the same thing over and over again until she's got it right?  Tune it to this week's Great Taste and listen to Christine Goodale.  This woman is a powerhouse plus an excellent cook.  Sure, she's got good genes coming from France, but it took perseverance to actually make the creations, you see as images on this post taste amazing.

The White House has responded to two petitions about legislative approaches to combat online piracy. In their response, Victoria Espinel, Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator at Office of Management and Budget, Aneesh Chopra, U.S. Chief Technology Officer, and Howard Schmidt, Special Assistant to the President and Cybersecurity Coordinator for National Security Staff stress that the important task of protecting intellectual property online must not threaten an open and innovative internet.


This week I highlight selections from nominees and winners of the 2011 Golden Globe awards held in Beverly Hills last Sunday. A city where the post office offers valet parking.

Selections include: Howard Shore's "Hugo"; John Williams "War Horse" and "The Adventures of Tin Tin"; Ludovic Bource's "The Artist"; Thomas Newman's "Iron Lady"; Alexandre Desplat's "The Ides of March"; Mychael Danna's "Moneyball" and more.

Tune in Wed Jan 18th, 3-4pm for the best film music you'll ever hear on any radio station.

bookAs you all know, January 16th through 22nd is International Printing Week (or maybe that was just a typo and it's International Sprinting Week).    

A salute to the vanishing joys of curling up on the couch with a dead tree in your hands will open this week's Whizbang.

Tuesday January 17th, 8-10 PM.  Rebroadcast Friday midnight after P5K.

DionA Conversation with Dion DiMucci. This is one you don't want to miss, good folk of Fairfield. Rock'n'roll Hall of Famer Dion talks about being the last one to the leave the room alive on the day the music died, that is, the flight he decided not to take even though he won the coin toss, because $36 just seemed like too much to pay for a one-hour flight from Clear Lake, Iowa to Moorhead, Minnesota on a freezing February night. That's right. Dion was on the Winter Dance Party Tour with Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and the Big Bopper that ended in tragedy. Mike Ragogna talks with Dion about his new blues project, his time with Dion and the Belmonts ("Runaround Sue" and "The Wanderer"), his comeback with #1 megahit classic "Abraham, Martin & John," his long-time marriage, his forray into Christian rock (he won a Dove award), and much more. All I can say is this is one Italian New Yorker who has made his mark.

  • Tue
    Jan 17
    10:00 am -
    11:00 am
  • Sat
    Jan 21
    8:00 am -
    9:00 am

Anna Coogan on Lyrical Venus 1/17! At Cafe Paradiso 1/19!

Anna CooganCome ashore, love, come ashore
Do not chase the bitter sea
I will be waiting at our doorstep
Come ashore, love, come ashore
~ Come Ashore, Love by Anna Coogan

Anna Coogan's new album, The Wasted Ocean, is a fresh collection of olde time flavored sea songs, but more the type to row a small wooden boat, wearing a hand-knit woolen sweater misted with salt spray, than the type that stomp around in an eye-patch on a peg leg, sloshing mugs of beer.  The songs are deeply atmospheric, layered, and evocative, all while allowing Anna's rich, sweet and honest voice to hold center stage.

She will be performing at Cafe Paradiso on Thursday, Jan 19th with Lauryn Shapter & Dennis James of Truckstop Souvenir, who will be debuting their new side project - The Nameless Sorrows.

"This will be the day when we shall bring into full realization the dream of American democracy -- a dream yet unfulfilled. A dream of equality of opportunity, of privilege and property widely distributed; a dream of a land where men will not take necessities from the many to give luxuries to the few...."
     --Martin Luther King, Jr. AFL-CIO Convention, 1961

Patti Miller and Marvin Gatch (a Drake graduate) reading to the children in the Community Center in Meridian, Ms. - Freedom Summer '64

James Moore talks with Patti Miller about her work in the civil rights movement and in the same offices as Martin Luther King in Chicago in the mid-60s.

She gives a talk at the Fairfield Public Library on MLK Day, Jan 16 at 7:30pm, sponsored by the Fairfield Volunteer Center.

Admission is a canned good or toiletries to stock a new food pantry that is being set up at the New Community Christian Church in Fairfield. Patti's website is www.keepinghistoryalive.com. She has a book and a documentary film in the works.

Obvious World
Sunday Nights

  • Sun
    Jan 15
    11:30 am -
    12:00 pm
  • Mon
    Jan 16
    2:30 pm -
    3:00 pm

The Bean Scene

Walked in for a coffee, some tall cup of politically correct blend from Sumatra or the like.  Noted my books were still on the shelf, only slightly riffled.  Oh, well.  Walked home with a package of Caroline’s shoes in one hand, coffee in the other.  Crossed Court Street.

My mother is still at the kitchen table after finishing the morning dishes.  She is drinking her coffee and smiling as Hank Williams sings on the radio, the immortal Hank Williams.

rrTwo albums in the queue for Saturday morning's show. First up is 'Org', by The Org Lounge. 2001 release from Water Music Records of a Norwegian band. This is chill-out, ambient, and hip-hop electronica all rolled into one. There are some guest vocals by Dustlab and Coco Street. Kind of cool and funky. Then we go to 'If tomorrow I were leaving for Lhasa, I wouldn't stay a minute more...' by Red Temple Spirits. This LP originates from Belgium even though it was a California-based band. The band is somewhat famous because Dallas Taylor from Crosby, Stills, and Nash fame plays guitar. Here is another good reason to listen in: the music is tribal post punk mixed with psychedelia. The albums are quite rare but they do have a my space site if you enjoy this work. I will post future upcoming full album plays in my blog. I have some vewy intewesting music coming up- hahahahahahahahahaha. Cool Breeze


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