Vegetable LiteracyDeborah Madison is one of my food heroes, and this week's show starts with an interview I did with her about Spring/Summer foods last year.  Good timing.  For all her fans, she's working on a new book, and we'll get the details when she is a guest on Great Taste next month.

In GT's second half, Kathy DuBois is in town for a couple of weeks, and she will reprise her long time co-host role this week, and at our live Green Building Supply show next Tuesday.  We have been cooking almost nonstop together since she got off the plane, and, as always, it's a load of fun not only to hang out in the kitchen, but eat and enjoy the results.

We'll talk some food philosophy, and I have some of my latest travel eats to share, including an inspiring dinner at Moxie Kitchen in Jacksonville, Florida.

Next Tuesday is our monthoy live show at Green Building Supply.  Put it on your calendar.  The fun and eats start at 7:00 pm.  Kathy will cook up a dish yet-to-be-determined, and Chiraj El will make his famous vegan pizza plus a hasselback apple dessert.  Will Love is coming, too, so there is probably another dish in store if you show up to enjoy the show.  We'll have a tasting of Jack's Root Beer from our amazing local company Shaktea Kombucha, and door prizes, too!

  • Fri
    Jun 03
    12:30 pm -
    1:00 pm
  • Sun
    Jun 05
    11:30 am -
    12:00 pm

The Filmosophers movie talk

Of the three wide releases this week, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping is Grurkulam postertrending the best buzz. "Produced by Judd Apatow, it’s the first original feature film from the comedy trio known as the Lonely Island. Conner4Real (Andy Samberg) is a wildly narcissistic pop star whose antics dominate news cycles while his latest album crashes and burns." A good-humored but clear-eyed take on today's pop culture as a morass of corruption, idiocy and relentless self-promotion. - San Francisco Chronicle

Of note is the filmosophical documentary Gurukulam, which "follows a group of students and their teacher as they confront fundamental questions about the nature of reality and self-identity at a remote forest ashram in southern India. A rare invitation to look, listen, and experience a contemplative rhythm of life as old as the Bhagavad Gita and as new as present-day India."

Also, a movie about a movie theater. "In a culture where digital movie presentation is taking over, Out Of Print is a unique documentary which explores the importance of revival cinema and 35mm film exhibition as seen through the lens of the patrons of the New Beverly Cinema - an independent revival cinema in Los Angeles. Features interviews with Joe Carnahan, Joe Dante, Seth Green, Rian Johnson, John Landis, Patton Oswalt, Kevin Smith and others.

We'll cover that and more on the Filmosophers, with Chris Busch & Bruce Miller, where we give our filmosophy of the movies and have filmosophical discussions." "People say that I'm a guru and all that. I am just a normal human being. In fact, too normal (smiles :) - Swami Dayanada Saraswati, Gurukulam

  • Thu
    Jun 02
    8:00 pm -
    9:00 pm
  • Sun
    Jun 05
    8:00 am -
    9:00 am

40 years ago

40 years ago, stevie wonder released his best and most creative album, featuring melodic classics, funky grooves, and jazz-rock fusion virtuosity. then there was boz scaggs, david bowie, heart, war....

toddalso in 1976, todd rundgren released the song that he should be most famous for ("love of the common man"). it's an inspiration, declaration, and fascinating song, musically, lyrically, and cosmically:

"i've been burned in my prime;
the simple things in life seem so hard to learn sometimes.
and it takes so long.
catch it while you can
too late tomorrow
and everyone....

we all know what comes of that:
living in your pockets and talking through your hat
but it won't take long to turn your head around
too late tomorrow,
'cause everyone needs the love of the common man
to turn the world around
too late tomorrow...

'cause everyone...

everyone is waiting, just anticipating on you.
won't you make a showing everybody knows what to do.
take a dive from your ivory tower,
and fall on...

  • Thu
    Jun 02
    2:00 pm -
    4:00 pm
  • Wed
    Jun 08
    2:00 am -
    4:00 am

Being Instrumental (Mostly)

G ManToday at 2 PM, and next Wednesday morning at 2 AM, it is a mostly instrumental set of tracks. Instrumental due to a lack of vocals, and maybe intrumental in your appreciation of the finer art of songwriting, who knows? Plan on hearing from the likes of David Gilmour, Graphite, The Tennessee River Crooks, Paul McCartney, Guitar Pete, Jack Rose, John Handy, and a host of other fine people. Check the playlist on the left side of the page. Tune in, and enjoy. The G Man

  • Fri
    Jun 03
    8:00 am -
    10:00 am
  • Tue
    Jun 07
    2:00 pm -
    4:00 pm

The Banner Days

Featuring The Banner Days debut album

The combination of Beth’s delicate, pure, and melodious voice and Bradford’s soulful, growling tone makes for a beautifully heart wrenching harmonious blend.

With equal parts sweetly anthemic, pop tinged folk, provided by Beth, and Bradford’s gritty, passionate Americana Roots sound, The Banner Days is an intrepid step for both artists.

  • Tue
    May 31
    5:00 pm -
    6:00 pm
  • Wed
    Jun 01
    11:00 pm -
    12:00 am

Contemporary Americana


On today's edition of Music is My Medication I've got a healthy dose of vocal jazz, blues, folk & gospel courtesy of some amazing female vocalists: Rory Block, Ma Polaine's Great DeclineTami Neilson, Bella Donna and more! Stream it live May 31, 5pm-6pm CDT right here on KRUU radio.

Society of Broken SoulsThe program leads with Cyndi Lauper's amazing new release cover of Patsy Cline's "I Fall to Pieces."  Also, you will hear three exceptional cover tracks for Grateful Dead songs from the newly released compilation, Day of the Dead (CD art below).

The spotlight shines especially bright on Fairfield's own Society of Broken Souls (Dennis James and Lauryn Shapter photo left) formerly with Truckstop Souvenir.  This songwriting duo was featured in Iowa Source Magazine's May 2016 issue in Fringe Toast music review written by DJ Andy Bargerstock.

Link to article shown below photo.  ( 

In the second hour Chill Zone, your brain will be soothed with beautiful Day of the Deadexperimental music from Paul McCartney, another visitation from Shook Twins, ethereal and enlightened reggae from Stick Figure, electronic instrumental from Pentatonik, and UK's marvelous electronic trance band gone acoustic, Above & Beyond.  Mark your calendar and invite friends to join the live stream on 

Click here for playlist

It's the best music you never hear unless you are dialed to Fringe Toast.

RRIf you are planning on listening to the replay of The Rainbow Rider this Monday morning, please be advised that it is the Paul Kantner tribute show. Due to an unfortunate error, the last three shows have been out of sequence. All the songs have been played on the last three playlists, they have just been out of order. #reallifetrialsandtribulations. Cool Breeze

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