If you have no sense of direction, and no common sense at all, you are either a politician, or you tend to stay at home in the nighttime. For those of you in the latter category, and all of you roaming around in cars in the bitter cold, have I got a treat for you. Five epic songs spaced thru the show by Om, Earth, The Lemon Pipers, Kaleidoscope, and Uriah Heep. A six-minute-long dip into Symphony No.3 in E-flat Major by Beethoven, an adaptation of Toccata by Emerson, Lake, & Palmer, and a long strange trip by Jefferson Airplane keeps it interesting. Plus some ditties by Albert Hammond, Jr., Jarvis Humby, and The Beatles. As a two hour block, it is quite exquisite. Cool Breeze
New format. Same dudes.
INSIDE THE HEADLINES with Newsvandal JP Sottile and James Moore.
It's underwater sparklers and quirky perks time in newsville.The men from UNKLE are upping the ante and you're warmly invited to glisten in!
THE WEEK THAT WAS
>>Obama's Executive Decision-making
Is Barack Obama the New Jimmy Carter?
Rand Paul Beats Ted Cruz, Saves NSA From ‘Reform’
>>School of the Americas Vigil
Clear voices, silenced: Remembering the murder of six Jesuits
First time director Dan Gilroy is being compared to Martin Scorsese with his film Nightcrawler, starring Jake Gyllenhaal. "The best Martin Scorsese movie not directed by Scorsese. It's that good, that assured ... that unshakable ... Scores as both urban thriller and 'Network'-like comment on the media." Chris Busch enthusiastically recommends it, adding 'it's "Gyllenhaal's best performance." It's held over at the Orpheum, as is the wonderful doc Awake: The Life of Yogananda. "A rounded portrait of the Father of Yoga in the West that celebrates his practical and uplifting art of spiritual living." The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 opens today and has a good buzz. "A rare bird in its genre: an action adventure with an interesting mind and a resonant spirit. - Wall Street Journal. There are eleven opportunities daily to see it at the Ottumwa 8 this weekend, where they have matinees every Friday, as well as Sat. & Sun.The extraordinary animated film The King And The Mockingbird opens today. We suggest you research this gem- including the intriguing back story (Paul Grimault initiated the project in 1948) and plan to see it when available. "Credited by celebrated Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki as inspiring the creation of the now world-famous Studio Ghibli." "It's dreamy, poetic and not to be missed." - New York Post
We'll talk all this 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 have a message for President Snow: Fire is catching, and if we burn, you burn with us!" - Katniss Everdeen
BREAKING NEWS -
Today's interview will be with E.P. Cutler, coauthor of "Pantone On Fashion: A Centory of Color in Design"
Due to a scheduling mixup, this live interview is being postponed - stay tuned to see what Writers' Voices has in store for you this week!
MIT Media Lab instructor, inventor, entrepreneur, and now author - David Rose specializes in digital information interfaces with the physical environment. Or as he likes to call them - "Enchanted Objects."
Rose envisions a world where the ubiquitous black screen of our computers, TV's, smartphones, etc. is - well, maybe not replaced, but definitely enhanced - by technology built into everyday objects, making them more useful and more pleasing to use. Umbrellas that chirp when rain is forecast. Pill bottles that track when you take your medication. Programmable Legos. Actually, all of these already exist. "In Enchanted Objects: Design, Human Desire and the Internet of Things," Rose explores the why and the how behind these products and many more, and peers into his crystal ball to show us the everyday magic of the future.
Join Monica and Caroline on Writers' Voices this week for this fascinating look at the technology of tomorrow, and a book that is enchanting to read.
Stephanie Westlund has been conducting research with veterans for five years, and her book, Field Exercises: How veterans are healing themselves through farming and outdoor activities integrates empirical evidence along with intimate portraits of numerous veterans. Stephanie is continually inspired by these men and women who strive to maintain their drive to serve society, and use their difficult experiences in the armed services as a springboard to transform themselves and others through a commitment to sustainable agriculture and other endeavors.
Stephanie holds a PhD in Peace and Conflict Studies. You can find her blog about the human-nature relationship at www.ourcommonnature.blogspot.com.
Sip, Slurp, Swish, and Taste are four critical elements when tasting wine. Corey Morrow of Earth & Water explains why the world of wine is his latest passion. Give a listen to what he says during our "Iowa Cooks" show segment, especially if the topic of wine is new to you or seems intimidating. His aim is to make you comfortable. Make a reservation for one of his weekly wine tastings, and relax into the experience. I guarantee you some surprising things will happen. My key tasting was really an aroma moment as an umami-like perfume from wine #4 captivated my senses. Was it Worcestershire sauce or A-1? Still not sure, but the experience was great fun.
"hygge" - that danish word that gets activated during the beginning of the cold months...
denmark always tops the lists of the happiest, most contented countries, despite its long cold winters. even among other happy scandinavian countries, it leads the pack, and the concept of hygge may have something to do with that.
it's pronounced kind of "hyu-gah" and is even harder to define: like a campfire coziness, but also the warmth of friends around a table. and on my show this week you'll find hygge in sharing the experience of sharing some cozy, wintery tunes from around the world: uganda, ireland, ghana, australia, nigeria, scotland, hawaii, and denmark...
so what is hygge? it's mostly internal, the inner sense of contentment. "it's like a feeling," says lotte hansen, a student from aalborg, denmark, who's interning at the danish museum in elk horn, iowa. "a mood you have in many situations."
Andy LoRusso, the Singing Chef, is the author of the best selling cookbook, Sing and Cook Italian. Mr. LoRusso is also a recording artist and celebrity chef. He has cooked and performed the world over. www.singingchef.com
Dr. Scott Terry is a licensed therapist and the Director of the Ardent Counseling Center in Chicago, Illionois. Dr. Terry also offers counseling services in Iowa. http://www.ardentcenter.com
On today's edition of That Righteous Jive we'l be listening to some more great downtempo hip-hop/trip-hop from 2014.
I'll be featuring Red Martina, a group from Philladelphia that combines the talents of producer Stoupe (formerly of Jedi Mind Tricks), multi-instrumentalist Ish Quintero, Emcee Noesis (of Philadelphia Slick), and vocalist Hayley Cass. Yesterday they released their second album together: Come On Home.
We'll also be checking out NYC-based producer Blockhead and the album he dropped today: Bells and Whistles.
On top of that we've got: ArtOfficial, Jazz Spastiks and Catching Flies. Stream it live November 18th, 5pm-6pm CST right here on KRUU radio.
Twenty-eight songs on this edition of the show, with new music by the following: Kacey Musgraves, Psychic Ills, The Host Country, The Holydrug Couple, Stardeath and The White Dwarfs, and Sloan. Plus some oldies but goodies like Mad World, The Sad Cafe, Everlong, and Mr. Bojangles. Not a single dud in the bunch. Programming note: December 11 is the 8 year anniversary celebration. Stay tuned for all sorts of surprises. The G Man
(Link to playlist below). It has been 20 years since Pink Floyd released an album. With great delight DJ Andy Bargerstock plays ambient, blues-tinged tracks from Floyd's newly released Endless River CD, a tribute to Richard Wright, keyboard player (left on group photo) who passed away in 2008. Except for one track, the entire album is a collection of Floydian astral travel music. Stylistically, the music is consistent with signature PK genre characterized by mellifluous keyboards, jazz-resonating drums, ethereal vocals, and distinctive David Gilmour lead guitar (photo below).
Then, prepare for a splendid ethereal brain massage with specially mixed and edited PF classics from the rare side such as the classically collaborated near-symphonic "Atom Heart Mother Suite" (19 min.), epic "Echoes" (17 min.), film soundtrack composition "Cirrus Minor", and acoustic track "Grantchester Meadows". Many won't know these tracks but will be happy for the introduction and especially the carefully re-mixed versions by DJ Andy.
The final 30 minutes of the program displays new electro-acoustic music from Cat Stevens (a.k.a., Yusef), Phil Mison, Still Parade, Alt-J, Flight Facilities, and Drift. Oh, you definitely don't want to miss this one! Mark your calendar and invite friends to join the live stream. Click here for playlist.