WOLF ALICE - CALEB HAWLEY - RYAN ADAMS - KEITH RICHARDS
Well, it seems like it has been years since I have been able to communicate what is happening on the show. I, for one, missed being able to inform you all of the upcoming tunes. Another Progression show is in the offing, with some 80's-90's tunes. Check out the playlist and boy am I happy to be able to generate it. The G Man
After a brief hiatus, the KRUU site is back in cruise mode.
THE WEEK THAT WAS
>>Tales from the Encryption
OPM Announces More Than 21 Million Affected by Second Data Breach
FBI chief wants 'backdoor access' to encrypted communications to fight Isis
>>Globalism & Globalisn't
IMF revises down expected 2015 global growth
71% of the world's population lives on less than $10 a day
Donald Trump: ‘I Will Win the Latino Vote’
The Truth About Immigrants And Crime In The US
Click "Read more" below for links to all headlines discussed.
When historical fiction is done well, the reader gets the opportunity to live in a different time and place; to be absorbed in the sights, the sounds, and the smells; to feel what it might be like to life a completely different life.
Join us this week on Writers' Voices to learn how Victoria Shorr painted the backlands of Brazil in her novel, "Backlands." Based on the legendary bandits, Lampiao and Maria Bonita, who ruled the desolate outback known as the Sertao in the early 1900's, Shorr evokes the romance and mystique, and foregone conclusion, of an era.
We have fun guessing what the box office business of various movies will be, for a weekend or for the year. Our friend Vickie at the Ottumwa 8 has joined our trivial pursuit and predicted Minions will be the number one box office film of the year. It opens this weekend. The reviews are about 50-50, but most of the folks who enjoy Minions have yet to read a movie review in their life. "Critics say it's colorful and funny, though its wacky slapstick gags only partially compensate for the lack of a strong narrative."
Chris forwarded an article of interest from Tom Kroupa, in which Rolling Stone's film critic Peter Travers wrote: "Where did the time go? The first six months of the movie year have rushed by resulting in the biggest movie opening of all-time (Jurassic World), two smash sequels (Avengers: Age of Ultron, Furious 7), successful crapola (Fifty Shades of Grey, San Andreas) and fat flops from first-rate filmmakers — the Wachowskis' Jupiter Ascending, Brad Bird's Tomorrowland, Neill Blomkamp's Chappie, Cameron Crowe's Aloha, and Michael Mann's Blackhat. Which begs the question: Has 2015 produced any movies so far that could be fairly categorized as award-caliber or memorably good? I couldn't get to 10 — but here's a solid seven."
We'll talk about that, other new releases 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.
Quite a bit of new music coming up this Saturday and Monday morning. New music from old Moody Blues mates John Lodge and Justin Hayward, The Skints, Blur ( from The Magic Whip), and some actor dude named David Duchovny. Yes, he did record an album. This is a long way from cross-dressing in Twin Peaks, let me tell you. Plus some very cool music from way back courtesy of Lyd, Third Power, and Bruce Haack. I forgot to mention Toy, Crow Johnson, and The Psychedelic Ensemble. 12 new-to-the-show bands in all, tune in and turn on. Cool Breeze
it's been an interesting year musically. first 6 months are in the books, and this week i review some of the highlights.
at times i thought i was hearing another century creep through the time/space continuum. first there was music from the 20th century (brian wilson with an often magically redeeming new cd, and some classic emotion from fairfield's robert reeder, pharrell-produced genuine r&b sung by snoop dogg).
but i also heard from the 19th century (pokey lafarge, [pictured] who sounds (and looks) like he just got off the boat from new orleans, along with fairfield friends the shook twins), and we even heard from the 22nd century (edgey indie motopony, unprecedented harmonies from fairfield's dagmar, and a melodic rihanna groove written by paul mccartney)
The password for this show is: Thank you.
On the KRUU airwaves and streaming Wednesday, July 8 at 7 pm I talk with ISU's Priyanka Jayashankar, co-author of the paper, "Slow Money in an Age of Fiduciary Capitalism." We'll discuss the nature of the slow money model, and how its investment principles are driven not only by traditional monetary goals, but the potential environmental and social benefits of the specific opportunity. Can "slow money" spearhead the transformation of commercial agriculture to a more sustainable model? Find out what Priyanka discovered, and its application to local and global food economies.
Our monthly live show at Green Building Supply took place Tuesday, July 7 with Pete DeCicco, presenting his own mash-up of ethnic cuisine-Italian mixed with a bit of ayurvedic seasonal influences-in a self-described abstract art experience full of spontaneity, chaos, and fun.
Harnessing his Italian DNA, Pete found some early local tomatoes for his summer tomato sauce-a gravy brimming with fresh garlic, basil, rosemary, oregano, fennel, the highly-prized fennel pollen, and other fresh ingredients, along with a unique addition of coriander seed. Also, on the menu was a vegetarian stew with cannelini beans and mixed greens followed by a just-harvested combination of tender salad greens dressed with a tasty mix of olive oil, rice vinegar, dijon mustard, and nutritional yeast.
Listen in to learn what drives Pete's cooking passion (you really missed tasting the love if you weren't there for the live show). Also, a big thanks to Everybody's Whole Foods for the terrific ingredients we use on every live show.