Sunday night May 16th 2010 Beginning @ 11e/10c/9m/8p ::Obvious World::
David's back from his quest of self-discovery. He was unable to garner support for his candidacy as Arizona's new governor on a ticket promoting inclusion. Pity that. He did meet some cool biker dudes though. On this week's show we've got brand new music from Broken Social Scene, Inspired Flight, The National, The Radio Dept. and MGMT as well as tracks from Pomegranates, the Pixies and Built To Spill. Saturday 6 Central. We've put Mr. G's Arena Spectacular to shame. Cheers.
The year 1967 was so remarkable musically that my weekly survey has taken several weeks to skim the highlights. So I'm mixing things up every week or two just to keep you on your toes, and to keep my show from devolving into an oldies or classic rock can of nostalgia (I hate that).
This week 2009 returns to show a few gems you may have missed.
One of my favorite musical discoveries to share is the uncategorizable band, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros (below). Someone suggested "Indie folk." I'm not sure that's descriptive enough. In any case, I'll open and close this week's show with two songs from their most recent CD. I think I can safely predict that the finale, "Home" will be dancing with you throughout the day.
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(See link to play list at bottom.) The evening kicks off with two tracks from the Irish-Indian male duo, Unseen Guest who play a curious blend of American blues flavored with East Indian percussion, banjo, accordion, and mandolin. In the second hour chillout session, you will meet Linda Good (The Twigs photo on right), singer-songwriter, film composer, keyboardist and former member of The Twigs with twin sister, Laura. We will hear two tracks from her 2009 CD, Love is a Curious Thing. She was also former keyboardist for the band, Jane's Addiction. But, the highlight of the evening will come from a 1982 recording by Jon Anderson (photo as lead singer for Yes) and Vangelis who collaborate on the magical 12-minute tribute to 1940s detective films, "Friends of Mr Cairo".
Angelo Badalamenti is an American composer, known for his movie soundtrack work for director David Lynch, notably Blue Velvet, the Twin Peaks saga and Mulholland Drive. He received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the World Soundtrack Awards in 2008. Performers Mr. Badalamenti has worked as an arranger songwriter for include Shirley Bassey, Mel Tillis, Nancy Wilson, Patti Austin, Melba Moore, Roberta Flack and Nina Simone.
Ari Berman is a contributing writer for The Nation magazine and an Investigative Journalism Fellow at The Nation Institute. He has written extensively about American politics, foreign policy and the intersection of money and politics. His stories have also appeared in the New York Times, Editor & Publisher and The Guardian, and he is a frequent guest and political commentator on MSNBC, C-Span and NPR. Ari was a cohost at KRUU for a year and a half during the presidential primaries of 2007-08.
Even at the sideshow they're just trying to sell a lie
Look, you won't believe what you see
But I know the truth buried way deep down inside
The freaks are the same as you and me
~ Wonder Wheel, Lisa Brigantino
Spend a few minutes perusing Lisa Brigantino's website and links and you'll start to wonder if there is anything this talented musician can't do! It starts to make sense when you realize she has been steeped in music making since the age of 5, when she started piano lessons. Now able to play at least 14 instruments, Lisa has garnered a variety of songwriting and performing awards, has toured the world with an all women Led Zeppelin tribute band, shares a musical comedy act with her sister in New York, and still found time to write, record and produce her two solo albums, the newest one to be released June 7th.
Join me Tuesday May 11th from 9-10am Central for Lyrical Venus, where the focus is on music by female singer-songwriters. Lisa will be calling at 9am.
If you're not a regular I.W.H. listener (and if so, you and I will have a little talk about that later, and you'd better have a darned good excuse) you've probably never heard of The Chandler Travis Philharmonic.
From their website (www.chandlertravis.com): "The Chandler Travis Philharmonic is a 9-piece technicolor extravaganza from Boston that includes a horn section, string, bass, mandocello, guitar, drums, accordion and valet. It's possible they might be the missing link between The Kinks and Sun Ra..."
The true measure of one's success as a poet is not the size of the auditorium in which one reads, nor the poshness of the hotel room, nor the size of the paycheck; it is instead measured by the size and quality of the linguine one is served, and whether or not it comes with a salad and breadsticks.
This is the third installment of the La Crosse trilogy: my (Rustin Larson's) reading at The Pump House Regional Arts Center on the evening of March 18, 2010. What a night! Up against Willie Nelson, who was performing in an auditorium about a block away, I still managed to draw together a nice gathering. And afterwards there was ... LINGUINE! La Crosse, I love you!
"Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born." ~ Anais Nin
Sunday night May 9th 2010
Beginning @ 11e/10c/9m/8p
Finally after a small blip (two week break). We are back with an all new ill line-up.
The Show Starts @ 10PM C.S.T. :)
Check the playlist.
Gangstarr-Above The Clouds
Gangstarr-Moment of Truth
Opio, Mind, Body and Soul
Talib kweli- The Proud
Wade Waters-The Conversation
Heather B-Steady Rockin
Rah Digga- Lessons of Today
Shortie No Mass-U like My style (remix)
Freestyle with John and Zander
(Instrumental: Wisemen- To the Table)