(See play list link below). George Harrison provides the opening underground classic "Deep Blue" (1973) followed by Guy Lee's tribute to the same song. Highlight of the first hour is Leigh Nash (photo), lead singer forSixpence None the Richer covering Crowded House's epic song, "Don't Dream It's Over." More than 90% of the play list has never been played before on Fringe Toast, the best place to find music from "off-the-beaten path".
Stay tuned for the second hour Chill Session with cooling tracks from mysterious Korean electronic musician, Potlatch, assisted by singer Ann Yang from CD Terra Firma (2012) on the Cosmicleaf record label. You will also hear an extremely rare 7-minute live recording of the exotic German husband/wife duo, Opera to Relax, with their unique stylizing of soft jazz, subtle percussion, sax, and ethereal female vocals. Go try to find information on these groups... very obscure stuff! This week someone told us that "Fringe Toast is like Pandora but with even better variety."
Invite your friends to join us via live streaming from http://www.kruufm.com or listen locally in Fairfield at 100.1 FM. Print the play list and follow along during the show. Program originally broadcast 4/03/13.
Charlotte Lamb passed away on Wednesday March 5. Judging by her obituary in the Fairfield Ledger she was a part of every volunteer service organization in town...and she started about half of these organizations. I knew her in the seventies as my friend Steve Lamb's mom. She was always flittering around their great big amazing house on those days when I needed a place to hang out when I was in the city. We would goof around in Steve's room, in their sunny reading room and up in the attic. She never seemed to mind that we were acting like total idiots. As far as she was concerned, that's what teen-aged boys did. Thanks for the understanding.
On tonight's edition of The After Hours we'll be listening to some great jazzy downtempo trip-hop, featuring Florida-based producer Erik Jackson. We'll hear some of my favorite tracks from across his discography.
On top of that we've got Anitek, Kognitif, DJ Shadow, Groove Cereal, and Tor. Stream it live March 22, 10pm-12am CDT right here on KRUU radio.
More good news from the Orpheum Theatre in Fairfield. 12 Years A Slave, the Oscar winner for Best Picture of the year starts Friday. Also, "the long wait will soon be over, as the south theater will be opening this May! To extend their programming for Fairfield, the Orpheum will be finishing renovation of the south theater, which will include new seats, digital projection, and 5.1 Dolby Digital Sound. The goal has always been to have one theater exhibit mainstream blockbuster films and the other exhibit independent films and host live performances. In order to make this happen, the Orpheum is looking to partner with large businesses in Fairfield to raise funds by offering discounted ticket prices to employees. If interested, please contact Kristian Day at email@example.com."
This week on Local Yokels, KRUU's own Keith DeBoer will host a live, in-studio performance and interview. His guests will be the Indie-Folk duo, Barnaby Bright who will be appearing at Cafe Paradiso later tonight [with The Sea, The Sea].
This husband and wife muscial duo, were the grand prize winners at the NY Song Circle competition and they've been featured on national television soundtracks for episodes of ER and Days of our Lives. Their EP 'Gravity' was named one of the top 100 records of the year by Amazon. They've played at the Lincoln Center and NPR's Mountain Stage and opened for bands like the Lumineers and Norah Jones. Their new CD is called The Longest Day.
Right after our return visit to the Fuzz song What's In My Head, we will hear Gilded Pleasures, in it's entirety, by The Growlers. They made an appearance last year at the Austin Psych Fest, and I hope to attend that festival some day. They are 'just inside the line' in the pop psych category. During the rest of the show I alternate old sixties singles by people like The Sir Douglas Quintet with more contemporary tunes by James Blackshaw, Goldrush, and others. Cool Breeze
We throw around a lot of the same jargon each Wednesday evening on Great Taste. There's constant references to "kitchen empowerment"-as we urge the listeners to use their cooktops to fix fresh food. We banter back and forth about CSA's, GMO's, organic, traceability, bio-dynamic, locavores, globavores, Slow Food, polyphenols, and a host of other food-savvy terms and topics. What it comes down to is espousing a philosophy of healthy cooking and eating centered around using fresh, local foods.
For one thin dime today(post 1964, of course), you can hear a veritable compendium of songs that are one-liners. That is to say, each song has one line in it that keeps bringing you back to listen to it multiple times. As an example, check out this lyric from Born To Be Wild by Steppenwolf: 'Like a true nature's child, we were born, born to be wild." Or this lyric from Get Off This by Cracker: "If you want to change the world, shut your mouth and start this minute." I have 27 songs lined up, check the lineup under 'recent playlists' on the tab to the left, and here is a parting shot for you from the show: "One way or another, this darkness has got to give..." The G Man
(See playlist link below). Continuing a tradition of twin-spins (two tracks by same artist) by exotic international artists, DJ Andy Bargerstock offers several on this program after shining a spotlight early on Russian-born singer-songwriter Regina Spektor (photo) and USA's Aidan Hawken (photo). You will hear newly released music from UK alternative band Elbow, more tracks from San Francisco-based psychedelic-folk group Asteroid #4, Germany's Emou, Mali's Ali Farka Touré , French composer René Aubry, and Greek trip-hop sounds from Loopa Scava meets Cayetano. Join this unique bliss-enducing glide through the night air. Mark your calendar.
Special second-hour treats in the Chill Zone from Pink Martini & The Von Trapps, Deep-Dive-Corp., and Chocolate Tannoy. Give your friends a treat by inviting them to join the live stream at www.kruufm.com. Click here for playlist. Discover again why people say "it is the best music you never hear... unless your dialed into Fringe Toast."
just what has neil young been up to in the last 25 years?
somehow he's managed to write a biography, tour the world a few times, develop several bio-diesel cars, produce some dvds, do benefit concerts, work for environmental causes, survive a brain aneurysm, and release 23 new cds. the kid's been busy... ok, so he's not a kid anymore. and his voice, which was considered "unique" even back in his buffalo springfield days, now alters between unique and very unique.
more than bob dylan, neil has found continual sources of musical inspiration in the last 25 years. his "ramada inn" is a melancholy work of brilliance, featuring unique but rolling, fresh, and driving chord changes, along with poetic phrases and echoes of thoughts...
neil still alternates between acoustic and electric, political and pastoral...
from his acoustic tone poem "bandit":
Made out like a bandit for so many years
What're you looking for?
One more big score?
What're you trying to prove?
Try to get closer but not too close
Try to get through but not be through