The show starts with The Mighty Lemon Drops singing Closer to You, and it ends with Marcus Roberts performing Prayer For Peace from the album of the same name. In between: Songs reflecting on the nature of how we may serve one another. Some rather light-hearted tunes from the likes of The Cramps, The Groundhogs, and The Rascals. Plus Traffic, The Beatles, X, and The Moody Blues, just to name a few. Food for thought courtesy of some really great rock and roll bands on this edition of Centripetal Sounds. The G Man
More choice tracks from DJ Andy Bargerstock. Northeast Jam-band Assembly of Dust leads off with two live tracks. Then, leading up to the July 14, 2016 concert at the Englert Theater in Iowa City, IA, rising young singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Sarah Jarosz & Trio (photo left), will perform her unique blend of new grass and ethereal realms with spotlight on tracks from the new CD Undercurrent. Also, in the first hour, listen closely for harmonies from the debut self-titled album of Case/Lang/Veirs. Twin-spins each from on Jon Shain & Joe Newberry and Band of Horses.
The eagerly anticipated second-hour Chill Session includes sonic gems from Red Hot Chili Peppers made-over by electronic producer DangerMouse putting them unexpectedly and delightful into Fringe Toast spotlight second-hour gig. Justin Johnson returns with more vintage acoustic guitar blues on cigar-box guitars from early 1900s. Other contributors include Sheila Chandra, Cass McCombs, Andi Starr, Cry Wolf, and Digitonal. Ah, yes, more Above & Beyond too!
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A simple success strategy helped build the stellar reputation of acclaimed film critic and novelist Thelma Adams. Before putting pen to paper, she seeks commonality with the celebrities she profiles. She did this, too, with the historical figures who people her poignant new novel, The Last Woman Standing. Both Josephine Marcus, Wyatt Earp's wife for nearly 50 years, and Molly Fly, a wild west photographer who shot photos herself and preserved those of her more famous husband, are featured in Thelma's new book. For two decades, Thelma has written celebrity features and film criticism for high-profile publications. Her debut novel, Playdate, won high critical acclaim. For insight into successful interviewing and writing techniques, tune in this week to The Studio with Cheryl and Thelma Adams.
Familiarity gives us comfort. Old memories anchor us as we careen into the future. I don't travel much. But when I do I am drawn to the touchstones of my past. More than once in recent years I have been pulled in by the nostalgic powers of a yellow and red Kent Feeds sign. Kent was a major brand in the sixties and seventies. Their signs were everywhere. Almost everyone in my family had a yellow nylon Kent Feeds windbreaker or a matching cap. Make the drive to Brighton some day. You'll see that rusted logo on a building at the east end of main street just before you head out of town to Washington.
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Two things, minimum, you will want to know about the next show: I am playing Ray LaMontagne's album Ouroboros in its entirety. This is some fabulous stuff, seriously. Mellow, but very powerful. Melodic, but trancey. Hey, listen up if you have not heard anything besides the single. Also, I am playing side two of an album called Schizofrenia by Taste of Blues. Their name says it quite well. There is a slight blues tinge to the pop and rock they deliver. Listen closely to the lyric content, you will be glad you did. Oh, and I have 9 other songs, including a 3 song mini-set by From Beyond and their self-titled release. Cool Breeze
"Almost 20 years to the day after Independence Day rocked the global box office becoming one of the biggest hits of all-time, the next chapter Independence Day: Resurgence takes aim at movie audiences hoping to tap into that demand for escapist fun in the summer with another disaster film. Reviews are lackluster, continuing a trend. Very few May/June films this year have created genuine excitement with the public." - Box Office Guru. This is disappointing, especially without a local theater bringing in intriguing small films, and there are a few opening this weekend that definitely fit the "intriguing" label. This includes Swiss Army Man, "Disarmingly odd and thoroughly well-acted, Swiss Army Man offers adventurous viewers an experience as rewarding as it is impossible to categorize." - RT; Nuts! "Lives up to its title in the best way, offering a delightfully unorthodox look at a bizarre and largely unexplored chapter in American history." - RT; and the film I'm most anticipating: Hunt For The Wilderpeople "Every once in a while, a small, unheralded film comes along, so smart and funny, such a pleasure to experience, you can't believe your luck. "Hunt for the Wilderpeople" is such a film." - Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times.
We'll talk about these films and more on the Filmosophers, with Chris Busch & Bruce Miller, where we give our filmosophy of the movies and have filmosophical discussions. "In the midst of another big blockbuster summer, this raffish comedy-adventure provides a breath of fresh air." - Film Journal International on Hunt For The Wilderpeople
For years Irene Kelley has been one of the best kept secrets in Nashville, weaving her magic into song after song for artists like Ricky Skaggs, Alan Jackson, Trisha Yearwood, Loretta Lynn, Rhonda Vincent, Carl Jackson and Pure Prairie League. -- Bluegrass Today
I am currently in the peak of the seasonal business cycle. Being there is overwhelming at best, long hours and stifling heat. I find myself thinking that I, like many others, will rise to the occasion by that leap of faith known as 'putting one foot down in front of the other and moving ahead'. Today I promise I will look for what I am looking for, be kind and generous, and stop short of missing the details of living that bring on the joy. Two hours of that will be mellow contemplative music. Join me from 2-4 Thursday... The G Man.