This week's Writers' Voices features an interview with Bob Saar. His most recent novel is titled "In Memory of David's Buick". The book follows Iowa songwriter Bucky Minnow, who's song David's Buick, was ripped off by booking agent, Buddy Payola, and Dusty Bodine, who is using Bucky's song and a magic guitar to return to fame. Bucky takes off on a road trip that leads him through incredible misadventures like no other and ultimately leads him to the meaning of life. Other characters in this book include Bucky's girlfriend, Lido Wan, disc jockey Roy Lukas, Shadow guitarist Dogus, an ancient medicine man, two ethereal spirits, and a host of FBI agents The book gives a unique view of life, love, war, rock 'n' roll, Iowa, and sweater-clad Chihuahuas trapped inside hot automobiles.
**Due to a show glitch the airing of this show was delayed a week. Enjoy a great eclectic playlist! NEW Unheard tonight!
It's Saturday Evening again, and that means a brand new Soul Product!
This week features an electic mix of tracks from all over the map. With Spring already almost here and Summer around the corner, tune in and roll down your windows
to a mix of great hip hop beats.
(Rass Kass - Pictured)
Tha Alkoholiks - Killin' It (Featuring Xzibit)
Eligh - Forks In The Road
Curren$y - Tha Hangover Feat. Mickey Rocks
Fairfield, Ia. - Of all the spots on the map in Iowa, this is the setting for an alleged hate crime in 2011?
Shocking headlines out of Fairfield last week centered on an incident in which Usama Alshaibi, an Arab-American filmmaker, alleges he was repeatedly kicked and beaten and called racial slurs by a group of men at a house party in his neighborhood in the wee hours of Sunday, March 6...
The town is rife with vegetarian and ethnic restaurants as well as "the first and only solar-powered radio station in the Midwest." [Click on pic to read full article.]
Alshaibi has been interviewed on KRUU. He was invited to speak about the incident but did not return emails.
For another take on the events:
I absolutely swore to all that is holy and otherwise that I would not let my show be a classic rock or [cringe] oldies show. And it hasn't. But it's hard to survey the most creative and successful year in pop music without beginning to sound like a 200-playlist classic rock station--at least for the hour. So without apology, I present some of the most revolutionary, listenable, and likeable music you will ever hear.
Some of the world's best groups and artists were at the top of their game in 1965: James Brown, Bob Dylan, The Beach Boys, The Kinks, Otis Redding, The Lovin' Spoonful, The Rolling Stones, Donovan, and of course The Beatles. Well, the list goes on and on.
Sit and enjoy.
The playlist is: http://kruufm.com/node/10012
Saturday morning hear electronic music from Ibiza After Hours; Jon Hopkins; Minus 8; Boards Of Canada; The Dining Rooms; Darshon Ambient; Vangelis; Vargo; Ginkgo Garden; Machine Love and more. We'll post the playlist afterward.
"We see a lot of people in here who claim they wanna know the ultimate truth about reality. They want to peer under the surface at the big everything. But this can be a very painful process full of surprises.
It can dismantle the world as you know it.
That's why most people prefer to remain on the surface of things. Maybe you should go home, let sleeping dogs lie. Take it easy. What do you say?" ~ Existential Detective
Filmmaker, entrepreneur, and Fairfield First! publisher Burt Chojnowski will join Bruce in the KRUU studio Friday. He'll tell us about a very exciting development for film fans- Stage Door Cinema! www.StageDoorCinema.com
There was an almost unbelievable box office event last weekend. "In the movie business, sometimes a flop is just a flop. Then there are misses so disastrous that they send signals to broad swaths of Hollywood. Mars Needs Moms is shaping up as the second type."
We'll talk about that, talk about new films in theaters, video releases and more.
We're The Filmosophers, "where we give our filmosophy of the movies and have filmosophical discussions", Friday at 12:30 PM Central. Live stream @kruufm.com
Today we lost another country music super legend---Ferlin Husky. He also recorded under the name Terry Preston.
He also made killer country comedy and rockabilly records under the name Simon Crum.
He also starred in the motion picture classic "Hillbillies in a Haunted House." Not too shabby for a guy from Missouri.
I'll have to bust out his records on The Feed Store real real soon.
like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes "Awww". Well, I am 'On The Road' like Jack Kerouac so I borrowed his line. That is an apt description of my show Thursday at 2. I am cueing up 'Days of Future Passed' by The Moody Blues and playing it in it's entirety. In between every wonderful song on that disc, songs by other bands in the same color burst..... I will interject bands like Pacific Drift, The Soundtrack of Our Lives, The Bee Gees, Captain Beyond, and The Electric Prunes. Enjoy an aural starburst courtesy of The G Man.
The Feed Store is spreading across the country.
Folks are listening in Des Plaines, Illinois.
They're listening in Denver and NYC. And they're listening in Hannover, Germany.
That's Germany. As in...the other side of the planet.
Thanks you, Interweb. Listen in every Thursday at 10am central time.
Find out what all the shouting is about.
Well it's been a rough couple of weeks in the world hasn't it? Natural disasters, wars and civil unrest. And of course in the U.S. we're preoccupied with... Charlie Sheen. At least we have our priorities in order :/. Not to worry, you can count on Shoegazer to be as irreverent as ever with brand new music from Scattered Trees, Lykke Li and British Sea Power, who will be playing Iowa City on the 28th, as well as tracks from LCD Soundsystem, The Pains of Being Pure At Heart, early Phoenix and The National among others, and two bands we saw in person last week: Cotton Jones and Maps & Atlases. Saturday evening at 6 and again Thursday morning at 9. Beware the Ides of March.