THE WEEK THAT WAS
Why Fast Track Isn’t Free Trade
Fast Track to the Corporate Wish List
AP analysis: More 'phony numbers' in reports as stocks rise
States Confront Wide Budget Gaps Even After Years of Recovery
>>Apple Of Your iTunes
Apple Music: The second revolution
Spotify Just Raised Quite a Lot of Money to Take On Apple’s New Music Service
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On tonight's edition of The After Hours we've got some of my favorite afrobeat, funk and soul of 2015. I'll be featuring Australian soul-pop group Saskwatch and the album they released yesterday, Sorry I Let It Come Between Us. We'll also hear from The Mighty Mocambos, Social Lovers, The Soul Motivators, Monophonics, Orgone, Naughty Professor, Analog Son, The Mighty Sceptres and more! Stream it all live June 13, 10pm-12am CDT right here on KRUU radio.
-tonight- | CYRIL * SAM * GREG | -tonght-
Music of the FAIRfest Maestros
New bands to the show, that is. After some alt-take Beatles, where the lead guitar shines a bit more than the commercial release, we are off to the races with The Bed Rugs, Goin' Public, and Clear Voyage. Hour two has some Stone Soup and Brown Recluse. Plus some great improvisational music by Emerson, Lake, & Palmer, The Butterfield Blues Band, King Crimson, and The Lemon Pipers, the latter of which sounding like they wanted the band to sound, and decidedly not what the record label wanted them to play. Hey, can anyone sell me a cheesy-sounding organ like is in the song Tellemail@example.com. Cool Breeze
"Bring two pairs of dancing shoes to FAIRfest cuz you're gonna wear one pair out!"
Grammy Award winning vocalist Nawlins' favorite son Cyril Neville has been called a philosopher, poet, and one of the last great southern soul singers. His prolific career spans work with the Meters the Neville Brothers, and now the Royal Southern Brotherhood who have a NEW RECORD JUST OUT with Ruf Records recording group. Their third studio album is called “Don’t Look Back: The Muscle Shoals Sessions”. The album was recorded at the legendary FAME Studio in Muscle Shoals and produced by Grammy award winning producer, Tom Hambridge, along with some new talent has created RSB’s best studio effort to date.
"The Hormone Reset Diet: Heal Your Metabolism to Lose Up to 15 Pounds in 21 Days" by Sara Gottfried, MD is based on three-day "resets" of seven key hormones to help release excess weight, improve energy and jump-start your metabolism in just three weeks. Dr. Gottfried is a Harvard and MIT-educated physician and author of the New York Times best-seller"The Hormone Cure."
As an integrative gynecologist, Dr. Gottfried believes in treating the root cause of problems, not just the symptoms. "The Hormone Reset Diet" includes the science behind the plan, case studies, her personal history, plus plenty of motivation and recipes.
Join us this week on Writers' Voices for another intriguing conversation about books and writing, and check out Dr. Gottfried's top recommended books for women here.
This weekend there is a nice mix of a big release- dinosaur big- a smaller film and documentaries, all getting good reviews. We're happy to see Jurassic World has good buzz: "Upon its release in 1993, Jurassic Park set a new standard for onscreen technical wizardry and reasserted Steven Spielberg's position as the king of blockbuster auteurs. Critics say Jurassic World is a notch or two below that benchmark, but it's still a pretty fun ride thanks to its appealing (if underutilized) cast and its vast array of suitably terrifying dinosaurs." - RT
We're happy to alert folks to Me & Earl & The Dying Girl: "Beautifully scripted and perfectly cast, a coming-of-age movie with uncommon charm and insight." "The Citizen Kane of teen cancer tearjerkers, Alfonso Gomez-Rejon's funny and bruising Sundance sensation is like The Fault in Our Stars remade for Criterion Collection." - Time Out. "A movie that loves movies - which is great, because you'll love this one." - N.Y. Daily News
Also, this month's free film at the FF Library features Julianne Moore in her Oscar winning performance as Alice, a renowned linguistics professor who receives a diagnosis of Early-Onset Alzheimer's Disease. "You go away feeling educated, enlightened and more compassionate than you can possibly imagine." - Rex Reed. We can't tell you the title so the Library won't lose their license to show these films for free. Showing Friday evening, 6/12. Doors open at 7:00, organic popcorn is a buck and the film starts at 7:30.
All this, some great documentaries to talk about and more, on the Filmosophers, with Chris Busch & Bruce Miller, "where we give our filmosophy of the movies and have filmosophical discussions". Fridays at 12:30 PM, again Sunday mornings 11:30.
I can't walk more than ten steps in and around Chicago where I live without bumping into my own past. And that's pretty handy considering that I spend all my time on KRUU talking about my childhood in Fairfield in the sixties and seventies. In talking with my showbiz friend Ramy recently(he's a darn good show producer with a fair amount of success under his belt) I found out that he lived in Fairfield with his brother in the early 1980s. He came to town after having studied with the Maharishi himself in India(did I mention that his classmates at the time were John, Paul, George and Ringo!?!?!?). And some time soon he would like to bring his wife to Fairfield. She knows the place but she's never visited. My wife is right. The whole world passes through our town sooner or later.
Some things go without saying. Seeking the unseen within the seen is an exercise for the mind. Exercising your mind may not be the goal of this next Centripetal Sounds, but it figures in heavy anyhow. With people like Tom Waits, Golden Gunn, Maids of Gravity, and The Eels in the mix, you can bet on some challenging lyrics. Thanks to the likes of Santana, Cream, and The Paperhead there will be some great alternative arrangements. Enjoy. The G Man
Unleash your creativity at Nynke Passi's free "The Healing Power of Words" workshop 1:30-3PM Sunday, June 21st at the Fairfield Public Library during FAIRfest 2015! Enjoy the benefit of Nynke's 16 years co-directing, teaching, and designing courses for an Undergraduate Creative Writing Program. Her workshop will start with expressive writing, but also introduce elements of craft.
Nynke's award-winning poems, short stories, and essays have been published in many literary magazines. Nynke earned her graduate degree in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University and recently co-founded The Luminous Writer Literary Center.