This week we'll hear cuts from Justin Townes Earle's new 'live in the studio' EP called Noistrade Eastside Manor Sessions (a free download at www.Noisetrade.com). The EP features live acoustic versions of several songs from Justin's new album: Single Mothers.
Justin is the son of Steve Earle and has received wide critical acclaim for both his songs and his bluesey, acoustic guitar work.
Hi from Gilberto in Spain with a seafood paella!!
Turning grief into a wildly popular, hilarious series of pet poetry books is one of Francesco Marciuliano's many accomplishments. His latest book, I Knead My Mommy and Other Poems by Kittens was just released by Chronicle Books. It follows two other volumes, I Could Chew on This and Other Poems by Dogs and I Could Pee on This and Other Poems by Cats, which made it onto many best-seller lists. Francesco dedicated his first pet poetry book, I Could Pee on This, to his cats, Natasha and Boris. After they died, he coped with losing them by writing humorous poetry from their point-of-view.
Where does the creativity to spin sadness into joy come from? Francesco (who's also a cartoonist and playwright) employs several tactics to avoid writers block and facilitate creative expression. For insights into the creative process of a very talented guy, tune in this week to The Studio with Cheryl and Francesco Marciuliano.
Jessica Burks and friends.
Obvious World ~ Sunday Nights ~ 9e/8c/7m/6p ♥
Spring turns to Summer. Summer turns to Fall. And yet The Feed Store just keeps punchin' out the hits week after week. A far greater broadcaster than I(Chicago's own Steve Dahl) said that half of the trick in radio is just showing up for work day after day and week after week. And that's what I do. Even if I am not fully inspired, when that microphone opens up I give it my very best time and again. At least that's what I think I'm doing. Tune to KRUU thursdays at 10AM CDT and sundays at Noon CDT and find out if I'm telling the truth.
Out of the eleven songs I am playing Saturday morning starting at 2 AM, seven are of the extended type. Lots of opportunities for vamping. Interkosmos leads off with Hypnotizer from their 2009 release. Then Aguaturbia does a cover of Crimson and Clover, the old Tommy James hit. After comes Tear Gas, Et Sans, Grey Daturas, Wicked Lady, and Morly Grey, not to mention Entrance and The Dino Saluzzi Group from a 2014 release of wonderfully improvisational jazz. Yup, all that in just two hours. Cool Breeze
It’s thrilling to go along for the ride when the driver knows exactly how to reach the destination. Cruising along the culinary highway with Chef Zach Gutweiler and his associate, Bruce Bales last week at Green Building Supply was a trip designed with lovers of food in mind. Every turn featured a different view of the food landscape, each pause in the action for a bit of talk yielded tiny morsels of information easily adapted to the home kitchen, and the different destinations featured surprising flavors coaxed out through the application of creative techniques.
I was already totally sold when Zach said one of his dishes was called “Iowa,” named because its major components are staples of our landscape-corn and corn flour. After those two ingredients the food map stretched as far away as Japan and Italy including a faux dashi broth, miso, kale pesto and trombocino squash before landing locally again with cultivated oyster mushrooms.
Always looking to enhance each element, and employing a “nose to tail” philosophy even with vegetables, Zach smoked the mushrooms and squash by wrapping them in scorched corn husks and baked the little packages in the oven. (Normally Zach would have actually smoked the ingredients, but without a hood to suck up the smoke he had to take a slight detour.) A non-vegetarian version of the dish was made by using bacon as the smoky component.
If you'd like to see the celebrated film The Lunchbox on a big screen, the Fairfield library will be showing it free, Friday evening. Doors open at 7:00, film starts at 7:30. "The Lunchbox" doesn't offer easy solutions, but it is filled with keen observations. All 'meals' should be this satisfying." - Detroit News.
Starting Friday at the Orpheum Theatre are two noteworthy films: Lucy . "Luc Besson directs Scarlett Johansson in Lucy, an action-thriller that tracks a woman accidentally caught in a dark deal, who turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic."
But then, IMO it's the regeneration of the Sacred Feminine that's bringing in this Golden Age, so not surprisingly, most females are already "evolved beyond human logic." :)
Also at the evolved Orpheum, the celebrated indie: Frank. "Funny, clever, and endearingly unusual, Frank is an offbeat comedy about a young wannabe musician, Jon (Domhnall Gleeson), who finds himself out of his depth when he joins an avant-garde pop band led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank (Michael Fassbender), a musical genius who hides himself inside a large fake head, and his terrifying bandmate Clara (Maggie Gyllenhaal)." "Frank transcends its quirky trappings with a heartfelt -- and surprisingly thought-provoking story." "Frank has a wry sense of humor, the ring of authenticity and glimmers of genuine wisdom." - Newsday. Chris Busch has seen this and his review will be of interest.
We'll also cover new releases, what we've seen, some fall movie previews if time permits and more, on the Filmosophers, with Chris Busch & Bruce Miller, "where we give our filmosophy of the movies and have fimosophical discussions." Fridays, 12:30 PM Central; again Sunday mornings, 11:30. "There are more connections in the human body than there are stars in the galaxy. We possess a gigantic network of information" - Professor Norman, Lucy