• Sun
    Oct 08
    11:30 am -
    12:00 pm

The Filmosophers movie talk

Blade Runner 2049 opens this weekend. The 1982 original is one of our all-time Blade Runner 2049 posterfaves and this (very) long awaited sequel has been our most anticipated film all year long. We saw it and look forward to giving our re-view of this film instead of the usual pre-view. We agree with most of the excellent reviews: "Super-stylish and deeply human - even with androids and holograms around - the spectacular follow-up takes the detective story of the first film and turns it into a grand mythology of identity, memory, creation and revolution." "Immersing you in a complete wow, Blade Runner 2049 is the thinking person's sci-fi event of the year." "It takes on the themes and universe set forth in the original, then builds on them, and manages to live up to the massive expectations that greet it. This is no replicant, it's the real deal." We have already gone on record predicting Roger Deakins will win the Oscar for "Best Cinematography" (after 13 previous nominations w/o a win.) But did we enjoy this film achievement as much as admire it? There's much to discuss about Blade Runner 2049.

We'll also preview other new releases, including The Florida Project. "Director Sean Baker crafts one of the best and toughest films about childhood ever and gives a never-better Willem Dafoe a clear shot at an Oscar." - Peter Travers, Rolling Stone. Also, the "charming" documentary Faces, Places (Visages, Villages). "Sheer perfection. French New Wave veteran Agnes Varda and the young photographer JR leap fearlessly into the art of making art in the year's best and most beguiling doc." "Agnès Varda and JR's film develops into something approaching a manifesto for the possibility of shared happiness."

Also, what we've seen (Score: A Film Music Documentary) and more on the Filmosophers, with Chris Busch & Bruce Miller, "where we give our filmosophy of the movies and have filmosophical discussions."

Sometimes to love someone, you got to be a stranger. - Deckard, Blade Runner 2049

  • Fri
    Oct 06
    3:00 pm -
    5:00 pm
  • Sat
    Oct 07
    11:00 am -
    1:00 pm

SOCIETY OF BROKEN SOULS: Lauryn Shapter & Dennis James



SOCIETY OF BROKEN SOULS: Lauryn Shapter & Dennis James

Jimmy Moore catches up with two of his favorite local artists who've been traveling the highways in their rolling camper van beethoven, so to speak.

They are doing a very special performance at Iowa Wesleyan in the University Chapel in Mt Pleasant Sat Oct 7th at 7:30pm, free to the public.

  • Thu
    Oct 05
    2:00 pm -
    5:00 pm
  • Wed
    Oct 11
    2:00 am -
    5:00 am

It's Been A Tough Week, So....

G Man...let's all agree that we will relax and enjoy some space for three hours or so. At least, that is my goal: Roll in, have a good time, and then get some business done later. To that end, two hours of rock and roll by Billy Joel, The Seeds, Detective, Cheap Trick, and other heavy hitters. Then an hour of IN ROOT ensues, where we examine other genres that helped form rock music. We will hear from Michael Bloomfield, Bukka White, Hound Dog Taylor, and some bluegrass bands. Toe-tappin' free wheelin' groove movin' tunes by The G Man.

  • Thu
    Oct 05
    8:00 pm -
    9:00 pm
  • Sun
    Oct 08
    8:00 am -
    9:00 am

Tom Petty

Tom Petty

Tom Petty - 1950-2017

 With the passing of what can only be described as a legendary rocker, Tom Petty has left us with decades of music to play. As the saying goes, "something for everyone."

Shockingly, only one of Tom's albums made it to number one, and even more weirdly, it was released just three years ago. I'll feature songs from that album ("Hypnotic Eye"), some lesser-known songs, along with some Traveling Willburys and live tracks.

If you cannot listen to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers without tapping a foot or singing a long, you might not be getting the full experience of this signature voice and style.

Margo Timmons(See link to playlist below). This week's program features Margo Timmons (photo left) and her band, Cowboy Junkies. But the program starts with a stab from the past with circa 1970 era tracks from UK progressive band King Crimson including the epic "In the Court of the Crimson King."  In the first hour, more good tracks from recently introduced artist Elizabeth Moen from Iowa City.  Listen closely for Fringe Toast first-timers Howard Ivans, Cut Copy, El Michels Affair, and The Trailblazers.

The second-hour Chill Session is anchored by Rocket Empire, Natural Calamity, Ronald Jenkees, The Sneaker Pimps, and Perpetual Groove.  FT offers the best music you never hear.... unless you are tuned to DJ Andy Bargerstock's weekly Fringe Toast show on Wednesday evening with replays on Saturday at 8am CT.

Click here for playlist! Spread the word to friends everywhere to join the live stream through www.kruufm.com. Just click on the phrase LISTEN LIVE. Enjoy!

11th Annual Best of Fringe Toast shows on October 11 and 18 at 8PM with replays the following Saturday mornings at 8am CT. Watch for the Iowa Source article with the playlist of the October 11 program.

Obvious World ~ Sunday Nights ~ 9e/8c/7m/6p ♥


It's amazing how the memories and stories of the Fairfield of my youth keep returning to me.

I surprised myself in a forthcoming episode of "The Feed Store" when I remembered a little thing we called the activity bus.

It was a way for kids to participate in after school activities and still get a ride home on a school bus. I hadn't thought about in years.

And now it's a part of broadcast history.

Hear that story and many more on "The Feed Store" on thursdays at 10AM and sundays at noon on KRUU.




Chickpea tofuMike Anderson and no queso dipTasting PlatesPickles and KrautThere was a lot going on at the GREAT TASTE LIVE show Tuesday, and it was all vegan.  


  • Sat
    Sep 30
    2:00 am -
    4:00 am
  • Mon
    Oct 02
    4:00 am -
    6:00 am

This Old Dog and A Mood Mixture

RRSo after an opening set by Michael Chapman, The Host Country, and Cracker (playing live in Des Moines Sunday night!), it is on to  Mac DeMarco and his brand new release This Old Dog. I gotta tell you, if it was not for the new release by The Host Country, this album of Mac's might very well be my album of the year. I am playing the whole thing, and it is full of finely crafted mellow tunes. I have other albums by Mac, and they are fine, but this is quite the assemblage. Hour two of the show includes Swervedriver, Albatross, and Wooden Shjips. Pretty, moody stuff... Cool Breeze

  • Fri
    Sep 29
    8:00 am -
    10:00 am
  • Tue
    Oct 03
    2:00 pm -
    4:00 pm

The Music of Damien Rice

"Irish songwriter Damien Rice is the closest thing that acoustic-wielding adult alternative will get to a wild card. His stunning debut, O, was a critical and commercial success with the help of tear-jerkers like “Volcano” and “The Blower’s Daughter,” and its 2006 follow-up 9—a lush, nuanced take on Rice’s biting songs."

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