Think about this: your body is made up of almost 80% water. To
maintain a healthy body, we know that drinking enough water is
essential. But what about the quality of your water that you are
ingesting? Stay with me, this gets deep….
In order to ward off serious diseases, studies show that the body needs to stay relatively alkaline. >>MORE
Something amazing happened in my kitchen this afternoon…..
Quite possibly the first time in history this bevie has been attempted and achieved. >>MORE
Since age 11, novelty songs, cutesy lyrics, and musical jokes don't do it for me. But on this week's show (Thursday 9:00 AM, Sunday 8:00 AM) I go beyond wacky humor and funny lyrics, all the way to irreverant absurdity. Transcendent, cosmic humor.
Lothar & The Hand People
This week's music is off the wall. It's music in the vein of the transcendently irreverant cartoon show "Ren and Stimpy." Featured artists: Lothar & The Hand People, the first band to use synthesizers extensively and musically. Their off the wall track is the song "Sex and Violence." (which, other than an occasional "um" is pretty much the entire lyric)
Tom Newmark is the author of books on herbal and natural medicine, and is the co-founder of the Sacred Seeds Sanctuary in Costa Rica . His company, New Chapter, is working with the Missouri Botanical Garden and leading botanists, to create a network of living medicinal plant gardens around the world. There are now Sacred Seeds Sanctuaries in Costa Rica, the United States, Peru, Madagascar, and Vietnam, and it is Tom’s goal to have thousands of Sacred Seed gardens in life zones from the tundra to tropics.
Father Thomas Keating is a Trappist Monk and the former Abbot of St. Joseph’s Monastery in Spencer, Massachusetts. Father Keating is the author of several books. These include, Open Mind, Open Heart, The Mystery of Christ, Invitation to Love, Intimacy with God, The Human Condition, The Better Part, and the Fruits and Gifts of the Spirit, Manifesting God.
Can a restaurant these days still be so fancy that you cannot request a doggie bag with dignity?
What’s a nice vegetarian to do if Gypsies give her bread smeared with lard?
Don't miss this hour of GREAT TASTE as Robin "Miss Conduct" Abrahams will answer these mystifying questions of food etiquette, and help set your "friends" straight on tipping, splitting checks, what to bring to a party, and many other food conundrums.
From her website: Robin Abrahams writes the popular “Miss Conduct” social advice column for the Boston Globe Sunday magazine. “Miss Conduct’s Mind Over Manners” (or “MCMom”) is her first book. She blogs six days a week here and at boston.com/missconduct, and conducts online chats twice a month on boston.com.
As of this week there are nearly seven hundred listings in my iTunes for tracks that time out at sixty seconds or less.
The shortest of these, at four(!) seconds, is a song by the artist known only as Songs to Wear Pants To, and is entitled, A Working Song Wherein Every Word is in Alphabetical Order. The lyrics are as follows:
The earliest practitioner of the musical miniature was probably the French composer Erik Satie (1866-1925), some of whose works are as brief as twenty-three seconds. In popular music, Frank Zappa was an early and prolific generator of tiny tunes. Probably the best known miniature pop song is Her Majesty (also twenty-three seconds) from The Beatles' Abbey Road album. (Their Wild Honey Pie on the White Album also clocks in at under a minute.)
Shel Silverstein and the great Scottish eccentric Ivor Cutler have also shown themselves to be great devotees of the short subject.
The Residents' 1980 Commercial Album was the first to be devoted entirely to one-minute tracks. The 1980's also brought us Miniatures: A Sequence of Fifty-One Tiny Masterpieces, featuring artists as diverse as Pete Seeger and King Crimson's Robert Fripp compressing their ideas into itty bitty chunks of time.
This Tuesday on Lyrical Venus we'll have a double-header with interviews from two fabulous and completely different bands calling in from both coasts!
First we'll have Jessie Murphy - In The Woods calling in from New York City. The trio combines indie pop with dark humor and classical sensibilities. They have been described as "Vampire Weekend meets Neko Case meets The Carter Family at a salon hosted jointly by Stevie Nicks and Emily Dickinson."
After that we'll hear from Seeing Blind, the Indie Alt-Rock group from Seattle. Seeing Blind also incorporates classical instruments in their music in fresh and unexpected ways! Comparisons to Zappa, Tori Amos, Jeff Buckley, and Ani DiFranco have been made in an attempt to describe Seeing Blind's unique style of music.
Tune in from 9-10 am this Tuesday to hear from both of these amazing bands!
On July 23, Tanner & Moore interview Prof. Dru Gladney, who is President of the Pacific Basin Institute at Pomona College, a research foundation widely recognized for its work enhancing understanding of nations of the Pacific Rim. Author of four books and more than 50 academic articles and book chapters on topics spanning the Asian continent, Gladney has written for BBC World News. He will talk about China and related matters, inspired by the recent actions in East Turkestan.
Marina Spence founded The Pink Edge (www.pinkedge.com) in 2007 to help women change their work or their attitude toward work Her book, Make Every Day a Friday! The Joy of Connecting Who You Are With What You Do helps readers successfully navigate the world of career and purpose, with practical actions and spiritual insights. Road tested during Marina’s years in the aggressive, fast-paced atmosphere of Wall Street, the book reveals the Stress-Free Career Change System.
Marina has over 25 years practice with the #1 stress-buster, meditation. While she knows she wasn’t the only person on Wall Street who meditated for an hour before work, sometimes it felt that way. She also taught meditation in Manhattan.
Now Marina juggles management consulting with being an author and mentor. She lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area. Please Join Chamaigne Montana and Caroline Kilbourn for this interview on Friday at 1pm
(Cartoon by Kate Larson)
The Ghosts take over the ship on the next Irving Toast, Poetry Ghost.
In a recording by the Library of Congress in the 1950's, we hear Robert Frost, John Crowe Ransom, Wallace Stevens, Marianne Moore and T. S. Eliot.
Ooogie booogie booo!