this week, a special 2-hour "deep tracks" with music from 1967 in the order it was released. what an explosive year musically. it was seismic. it was 50 years ago...
beginning with revolutionary music from the doors, jimi, sgt pepper, as well as semi-forgotten gems like miriam makebe's "pata pata" and van morrison's innocent "spanish rose."
this could be boring if not flat trip down some pre-programmed memory lane, but i hate nostalgia and won't ever do that on my show.
but this week's 2 hour show only takes us through august 1967. stay tuned next week for some killer albums that were released in time for christmas 67.
In my personal experience, music has a way of altering your mood, which influences your thinking, and subsequently causes a change in the body chemistry. This show is designed to request happiness hormones for swirling and twirling and whirling through the mind and body of the listener. Year Six show has all of these characteristics. For instance, Body Studies by Mmoths, Visitation Rights by The Asteroid No. 4, and Too Tired by Vietnam. I have tracks off of my favorite buys of 2016, and recent releases from my two favorite working bands, The Green Pajamas and The Host Country. Catch this experience Monday morning at 4 AM on the greatest radio station on the planet: KRUU. Cool Breeze
THE WEEK THAT WAS w/ the Newsvandal
How Donald Trump changed the presidency in 7 days
Macomb v media: voters who read little news think Trump had a great first week
Trump Wins The Unions: Teamsters Praise TPP Withdrawal, Labor Chiefs Describe "Incredible" Meeting With Trump
White House floats tax on Mexican imports that would force Americans to pay for wall
Trump’s Muslim Immigration Executive Order: If We Bombed You, We Ban You
Top State Department Officials Ousted as Trump Administration Takes Shape
Trump Muzzles Federal Employees; Reporters Start Asking For Leaks
Trump Strategist Steve Bannon Says Media Should ‘Keep Its Mouth Shut’
The Dictionary Shuts Down Kellyanne Conway’s Idea Of ‘Alternative Facts’
...on the next edition of Centripetal Sounds beginning at 2 PM today. Starting the show with a song Frank Zappa wrote in 1966 that is still relevant today. Then it is on to Quilt, Don Cherry, The Strawberry Alarm Clock, Dave Stewart, and local guitarist extraordinaire Rob Lumbard. Two hours of random rock, followed by an hour of free-wheeling rockabilly, jazz, and blues from the way-back machine of IN ROOT. You'll be hearing Benny Goodman, Glen Miller, The Sir Douglas Quintet, and Linc Jeffries. The G Man
La La Land dances it way to the Ottumwa 8 Theatre this weekend. We're delighted. Here's what we wrote about it some weeks ago:
As far as big releases go, the elephant in the room is the most anticipated film of the year- Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The Filmosophers on the other hand, (this one, anyway :) are going to continue to "beat-the-drums" for a film most of us weren't even aware of a while back- La La Land. I've only read about it and seen one trailer. We learned more after it won the Audience Award at the Toronto Film Festival (TIFF) last September. "Written and directed by Academy Award nominee Damien Chazelle (Whiplash), La La Land tells the story of Mia [Emma Stone], an aspiring actress, and Sebastian [Ryan Gosling], a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. Set in modern day Los Angeles, this original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams." I'm prone to hyperbole (cause it can be fun) and jumped on La La Land in October as THE film of 2016. Since then I've become confident in a few things: First, I believe it will win the Oscar for Best Picture; Damien Chazelle for Best Director and more. This is a musical, a genre that was almost dormant, so the box office outlook may be comparatively muted. I think it will surprise at the box office and do big business. Then, La La Land's success will reinvigorate the musical genre. We can anticipate more musicals. Perhaps most importantly, just by knowing the story and catching a glimpse of what Chazelle created has convinced me: a divided-weary nation, dealing with pointed political emotions will resonate with and yearn for this retro/modern/magical/musical love-story experience. La La Land will soon become a cultural phenomenon.
DJ Andy Bargerstock lays down another near 100% new tracks program from off-the-beaten path featuring Philadelphia's slectro-pop duo MARIAN HILL (photo left) and North Carolina's new grass folk duo MANDOLIN ORANGE (photo below right). Fringe Toast Music first-timers include Jaffa, Natalie Hemby, Marian Hill, Penny & Sparrow, Angel Olsen, Nadaka, and Ulrich Schnauss & Jonas Munk.
The second-hour Chill Zone offers the complete endorphin chillin' swoon perfect to invite the dusk of the evening and early Saturday morning light. Remember this program is now available Saturday mornings from 8am -10am.
It is the best music you never hear.... unless you are tuned to KRUU-FM at 100.1 or live streaming at www.kruum.com. Click for playlist.
Send music suggestions and ask for weekly program updates to DJ Andy: firstname.lastname@example.org
During Iowa woods walks, urbanite MARC NIESON learned to connect with nature, his most creative self, and other people. Marc's memoir, SCHOOLHOUSE: LESSONS ON LOVE AND LANDSCAPE, describes the pivotal year he spent living in an old one-room schoolhouse while attending The Iowa Writers' Workshop.
Distraught over a failed 10-year relationship, Marc came to Iowa seeking apartness. Instead he found a tribe of supportive fellow writers, a landscape that seduced him, and the realization that writing and life are all about connecting. Today Marc serves on Chatham University's faculty and is fiction editor of The Fourth River. To hear Marc's description of his evolving creative process, tune in this week to The Studio with Cheryl and Marc Nieson.
On tonight's edition of After Hours we'll be checking out Migration, the new album by UK-based DJ/Producer Bonobo (AKA Simon Green). Green says Migration was inspired by “the study of people and spaces... It’s interesting how one person will take an influence from one part of the world and move with that influence and affect another part of the world. Over time, the identities of places evolve.”
We'll also hear some great jazzy beats and abstract hip hop from 2016 courtesy of some amazing record labels from all around the world, featuring: Chillhop Records (Amsterdam), Tour De Manège (Montreal), DirtyBeauty (Germany), Millennium Jazz Music (London) and more! Listen to the re-broadcast Wednesday, Jan. 25th 12:00am CST right here on KRUU radio.