With Father's Day upon us, my thoughts turn to my late father(he passed away about six years ago at Parkview in Fairfield). My father was not a touchy-huggy seventies kind of dad. But he obviously loved(and was proud of) his family. The best best thing he ever did for me was simply saying "yes." He said "yes" to a slightly crackpot idea. In 1977 or 1978 I was offered a position as a nighttime disc jockey at KMCD-KBCT. The job(my first) was mine for the taking but I knew I had to have my father's approval. After all, the job would take me away from my evening farm chores. On top of that, someone(probably my dad) would have to drive into Fairfield to pick me up from work every night just after 10pm. And damned if he didn't agree to the idea. He said yes(we were in the basement at the time changing into clean clothes after working outside). Thanks, dad. I may not be a full-time radio man these days but that job put me on the road to where I am today.
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James Moore and Michael Sternfeld chat with Chrysta Bell, David Lynch's muse, at 10pm CT on KRUUfm.com. Will play some of her exquisite music as well. Tune in and turn on.
Chrysta Bell is performing at the Sondheim Center Sunday, June 19th for a benefit for the David Lynch Film Department. David Lynch is this year's keynote commencement speaker.
Tune in to Writers' Voices this week to learn how Richelle Mead became an international best-selling author of young adult fantasy fiction with her series "Vampire Academy."
Her new series, "The Glittering Court" combines fantasy, history and good old-fashioned story-telling.
Set in a world that combines an old world with features of Elizabethan England and a "New World" that bears some resemblance to the American colonies, this series has the ingredients for a smash hit YA series - romance, adventure, and powerful heroines.
Pixar is one of our fave studios and we're happy to report that Finding Dory is getting a solid "Thumbs Up" from the critics. There are currently 133 reviews available on the review site RottonTomatoes and 126 are positive. That's a 95% approval rating, very good for a wide release and something we've come to expect from Pixar. "Finding Dory" can be touching, sweet and tender, it's also compulsively, preposterously and steadfastly funny." - Wall Street Journal. Central Intelligence, an action comedy starring Kevin Hart & Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson also has a good buzz. "What Central Intelligence lacks in depth or inventiveness, it makes up for in personality, steaming along on the robust comic rapport between Johnson and Hart." - NPR
We always look for small films under the radar to alert folks to. Of interest is Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made. "After Steven Spielberg's classic Raiders of the Lost Ark was released 35 years ago, three 11-year-old boys from Mississippi set out on what would become a 7-year-long labor of love and tribute to their favorite film: a faithful, shot-for-shot adaptation of the action adventure film. They finished every scene...except one; the film's explosive airplane set piece. Over two decades later, the trio reunited with the original cast members from their childhood in order to complete their film." "Often poignant, occasionally pathetic, but never short of entertaining, "Raiders!" captures the obsessive hold movies have on young people's imaginations" - Variety
We'll also cover some of the August releases in our continuing summer movie preview, on the Filmosophers with Chris Busch & Bruce Miller, where we give our filmosophy of the movies and have filmosophical discussions. "They used real snakes, did their own stunts and nearly burnt down their mom's house...." - television reporter, Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made
Featuring the Grammy nominated album:
"Joe and Beth give a jazzy performance, with funky blues riffs and blaring horns to boot. Hart’s vocals recall an early Tina Turner, a powerful homage to the roots of soul." -- Blues Rock Review
This is a truly listener-supported show because the songs have been suggested by folks like you. So grab a seat somewhere or roll the windows down and savor the sounds of big name bands like Deep Purple, The Allman Brothers Band, The Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac, and The Doors. Or relish the newer wave of artists represented by Ray LaMontagne, Red Cosmos, Klaus Grobe, and Hard Working Americans. Check the playlist out, catch my blog for the CD of the Month, and email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to get a song on the next comp. The G Man
A lot of great electronic albums have been dropping this month and on today's edition of Music is My Medication I'll be prescribing you a heavy dose of freshly picked glitch-hop, breakbeats and big funky bass. I'll be featuring Bassnectar and his upcoming album Unlimited, but we'll also hear from new albums by Opiuo, Tor, Inqiteka and a whole lot more. Stream it live Tuesday, June 14th, 5pm-6pm CDT right here on KRUU radio.
Some of the music played is available for free streaming and download from the artists themselves. Check out the playlist here for links.
Timothy Patrick McCarthyis Lecturer on History and Literature, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy, and Director of the Sexuality, Gender, and Human Rights Program at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy. We will discuss his recent article on the Orlando tragedy: https://nursingclio.org/2016/06/14/more-than-blood/