Robert Long's poems appeared in dozens of magazines and anthologies, including The New Yorker, Poetry, and Partisan Review, as well as three earlier collections. He taught at several colleges and universities, including La Salle University, where he was writer-in-residence. He died on October 13, 2006. Blue was his last published collection of poetry.
"Robert Long is not like us poets who snivel in our ivory towers: he lives in the good old, the hope to die USA. His muse is firmly installed amidst the kitchenware, and he-- as the slang phrase puts it-- really cooks. These poems are a perfect example what Hart Crane means by 'talking USA'."
Brand new Live edition of Soul Product
tonight on KRUU from 8PM-9PM CST..
The playlist on tonight's show is as follows IN ORDER:
Saturday morning hear music from Mike Oldfield, inspired by Arthur C. Clarke's novel Distant Earth. We'll hear spiritually inspired electronic songs, including Love The World Awake by Shaman's Dream, Inner Peace by Ralf Hildenbeutal, Zenn La by Deep Space Network and You Are We Am I by TJ Rehmi.
We'll also hear from Oystein Sevag, Sneaker Pimps and will post the playlist afterward.
~Relax and swing with Pirate Satellite ~
The Oscar nominations came out Thursday. We'll fill you in on who got in and who was left out. We'll look at the best match-ups in the major categories, like Sean Penn or Mickey Rourke for Best Actor.
We sometimes have the week's box office numbers. We'll let you know about the new releases in theatres and on DVD- if notable.
We'll have reviews on Valkyrie, Appaloosa and Ghost Town
It's the Filmosophers, with Chris Busch & Bruce Miller, where we give our filmosophy on the movies and have filmosophical discussions.
"Life has a way of making the foreseeable that which never happens... and the unforeseeable that which your life becomes." ~ Everett Hitch, Appaloosa
Inauguration Special: Rebroadcast of both Dennis' interviews with President Elect Barack Obama and Vice President Elect Joseph Biden.
Barack Obama is the President-elect of the United States of America, and the first African American to be elected President of the United States. His term of office as President of the United States is scheduled to begin after he is sworn in as the forty-fourth President of the United States at noon EST (17:00 UTC) on January 20, 2009, in an inaugural ceremony at the U.S. Capitol.
Joseph Biden, Jr. is the Vice President-elect of the United States. He was United States Senator from Delaware from January 3, 1973 until his his election to the Vice Presidency.
Hang on, Mr. President--it's going to be a bumpy ride. (But we're sure glad you're driving.)
Tuesday, 1/20/09 8-10 PM
The lovely Kate Graves is busy getting her new album "Love Songs For The Neurotic" ready for release but she's taking some time out for an interview on Lyrical Venus this Tuesday. I've gotten to preview some of the songs and they are delightful little gems I've had on repeat all day! I love this quote about her voice:
"Kate's voice is the Long Island Ice Tea of voices. It's One part
Lucinda, two part Emmylou, with a twist of Norah Jones." ~Paul
Godbout, lead singer of Secret Sobriety
Come have a listen yourself and see what Paul means.
Tune in Tuesday from 9-10am for songs by female singer-songwriters, interview at 9:30.
Ben Ratliff, one of the NYTimes music writers, had an interesting series of reader's questions last week (their "Talk to the Newsroom" feature) and one of his answers in particular struck me.
"A lot of people will give you confusing information about jazz. Put 15 people from varied backgrounds in a room, ask them if they like jazz and if so, what. You'll get very different answers. Bix Beiderbecke, Leonard Bernstein, Jill Scott, Tortoise, Tuck and Patti, Miles Davis, Albert Ayler, Machito, Stan Kenton, Al DiMeola, Paolo Conte, Steely Dan, Django Reinhardt, King Oliver, Squarepusher. Then there's the Jazz Age, jazz dance and smooth jazz. Incredibly confusing."
KRUU-FM presents a Martin Luther King Special featuring excerpts from speeches by John Fitzgerald Kennedy and Martin Luther King, interspersed with comments by station manager James Moore and former KRUU community outreach director Tom Knight, who put together the musical tracks as part of a VISTACorps presentation last year.