One of the creative voices of 2009 was the Irish-Czech duo The Swell Season (Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova). You might remember them as the innocent stars of the movie "Once," but the real creativity comes with the way their voices play together, along with the naked emotion of Hansard's melodies and lyrics. I play 3 songs from their 2009 CD "Strict Joy." The final track, "High horses" will simply blow your mind.
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Rebroadcast Tonight @ 6:30 PM
Seattle based blues/rock band, My Goodness, is perfoming tonight(Aug. 11) at The Red Rock Tavern. Show starts at 9 PM.
Before their gig tonight, band members, Joel Schneider and Ethan Jacobsen, will perform live in the KRUU studio. Giving a taste of their special distillation of rock, blues and punk.
Wednesday, Aug. 10 @ 1 PM, Mike talks with Grammy-nominated Vanessa Carlton has a new album out, "Rabbits on the Run". This marks her fourth album since her 2002 debut.
Also on the show Wednesday, one of music's most acclaimed performers, John Hiatt talks about his music and most recent album, "Dirty Jeans & Mudslide Hymns".
Thursday, Aug. 11 @ 1 PM, a calvacade of stars appear in a very special show put together from interviews Mike did on a recent trip to New York, including a visit to the red carpet at the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Tune in to hear interviews with Erykah Badu, Billy Joel, Garth Brooks, Dwight Yoakam, Alan Toussaint, Jimmy Webb, Gary U.S. Bonds, Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil, John Bettis, Sam Moore, Southside Johnny, Cousin Brucie, Grammy Awards President Neil Portnow and more!
This is one week not to miss!
I will try not to rant here, keep it short and to the pointless. This is not a background music kind of show. You need to listen carefully to the lyrics in order to catch the context. Good headphones will reward you with some serious food for thought. For instance, I start with Radiohead from their 'OK Computer' release. I do not care for the album at all, but the song 'No Surprises' has the words "...bring down the government, they don't speak for us". I have 'Hold On To Freedom' by Lee Michaels. Senser comes in with 'Born Into The Age of Panic'. You'll hear The Asteriod No. 4 sing "...now is the time to control your land, protect your mud, and show your hand....". A song that is no less powerful than the day it was written: 'Us and Them' by Pink Floyd. 'The House At Pooneil Corners' by The Jefferson Airplane from the Crown of Creation album, a timeless antiwar song.
Friday, Aug. 5 @ 8 AM: Power pop masters, Fountains of Wayne, have a new cd out now entitled, "Sky Full of Holes". Mike talks with the band's founders and head songwriters, Adam Schlesinger and Chris Collingwood, all about this new release, the band's history, and where they're at now.
Tuesday, Aug. 9 @ 8 AM: Mike talks with singer/songwriter and Americana superstar, Gillian Welch, all about her career, craft, and most recent album, "The Harrow & The Harvest".
Thursday also features a conversation with Jill Scott, the Grammy Award winning soul and R&B singer, who found herself with a Billboard #1 album recently. Mike talks about her recent album, "The Light of The Sun", and much more.
It's another week of must listen radio!
Vintage replay of November 10, 2010 Fringe Toast Classic show that showcased choice tracks from DJ Andy Bargerstock's Iowa Source Magazine article about the best music rarely heard during the Golden Era of Rock. For an audio preview of the show, go to the KRUU-FM archives to hear two 8-minute audio reviews by our favorite DJ. Click HERE for Part 1: Rare tracks from unknown groups. Click HERE for Part 2: Rare Tracks from well-known groups. Then, sip on the program playlist, like a fine glass of wine. Click HERE for play list. Perhaps, the highlight of the evening will be "Two Thousand Light Years from Home" by the Rolling Stones (photo) from the album Their Satanic Majesties Request which actually sounds quite heavenly.
If you want to hear the sounds of Underground FM Radio circa 1967-72, you don't want to miss this program. It represents a special piece of Rock History about which few people are well-versed.
Today at 2:05pm, we feature an interview with singer/songwriter/communications' maestro Jeffrey Hedquist. Jeffrey performs at this Saturday's Farmers Market at Howard Park from 10am-noon. He performs as well as talks about his musical career, his family, his professional life at Hedquist Productions and much more.
At 3:30pm, James catches up with political commentator Ari Berman. Ari writes for The Nation, America's oldest political publication, and is author of HERDING DONKEYS. He was also host of Politickin' with Ari Berman on solar-powered KRUU-FM for the run up to the 2008 presidential primaries. Follow him on Twitter at @AriBerman.
At 4pm, James talks with Julia Ross about The Beauty Shop's new project called DIY Video. Learn all about how you can participate. At 4:30pm, Scott Morris talks about the Hometown Hero Rewards beta program--where it's at and where it's going.
This week's episode features a discussion with author Zoe Ghahremani. Zoe's debut novel is entitled "Sky of Red Poppies". The book begins with an unusual friendship between two women coming of age in a politically divided 1960’s Iran under rule of the Shah. As the story continues, the history and culture of their homeland takes on a life of its own. The book is a glimpse into a part of the world that many people in western civilization are unaware. Her novel is a featured book in KPBS' One Book, One San Diego.
Tune in for an incredible interview!
Saturday hear the latest Depeche Mode release, Sounds Of The Universe. "Recorded in Santa Barbara and New York, Depeche Mode returned to using a lot of vintage gear, from analogue synthesizers to drum machines, in order to conjure up the retro-futuristic arrangements featured on the album. It bleeps and thumps and hisses with a seemingly primitive array of manufactured noises in a way that only fans of, say, Orbital, Autechre, or Kraftwerk can really appreciate."
Also hear from Interval's The Edge Of A Fairytale; A.R. Rahman & BlaaZe from the Oscar winning Slumdog Millionaire soundtrack and more.
Just fooling around on Pirate Satellite. "Cliff get that girl off your arm. I mean it. I know she's there, get-her-off-your-arm. Stop it. Bye. Look at me when I'm talking to you. I'm tellin' you! Ha huh! huh huh huh!" - Big C from St Louie
Also hear music from Nicola Conte; Tosca; Aes Dana; a cut from the compilation Saint Tropez Cote Plage and more. (Click on "Read More" to continue)
Lots of down tempo music for the 2 o'clock hour tomorrow morning. But not so down as to bum you out or put you to sleep. I mean like 'Bridge of Sighs' by Robin Trower, or 'Don, A Man' by Slint. I also am doing 'Soul Giver' by Opal, 'How Soon is Now', by The Smiths, and 'Can't You Hear Me Knocking' by The Rolling Stones. And have you heard of Taj Mahal or Uriah Heep? A couple of long songs from those two that I am particularly fond of.... And starting with the middle of next week's show, I have a series of songs that build on each other. That is to say, when I play a song, the next song in the playlist is suggested by the topic in the previous song. I got to laughing as I put this whole thing together, it became a game to see if I could relate to anything at all. Lets see if you like it too.....new original shows every Saturday morning 2 AM....Cool Breeze