warm up thursday evening and sunday morning with some acoustic chill sounds...
i've come to realize that if you can't beat the chill, go down tempo with it.
this week's show will feature aimee mann, the shins, broken bells, neil young, kacey musgraves, chris isaac, jonathan edwards, the swell season, a soufully sweet song by jack johnson, an amazing, powerful song from the group stateless, and other classy acoustic songs to sip a cup with...
My inspiration for the show comes from two recent releases by one of my favorite bands out there today, The Asteroid #4. Their name gives a nod to Vesta, the fourth asteroid found in the solar system, and one of their influences, Spacemen 3. I have selections from a vinyl EP Windmill of The Autumn Sky, and their new Self-titled release. We will hear from them, and some artists that must be drinking the same Kool-aid I am: Golden Gunn, MV & EE, Om, Earth, Six Organs of Admittance, D. Charles Speer, and Cinema Red and Blue. Plus some other folks, none of which are recognized by the Minor Planet Center or the International Astronomical Union. They do recognize Centripetal Force, however. You can feel the force at work Thursday at 2, or next Wednesday morning at 2... The G Man
(See link to play list below). Leading off this program, Fleetwood Mac's Peter Green plays "Rattlesnack Shake" from 1971. Soon, thereafter, we hear from James Mercer and Dangermouse (a.k.a., Broken Bells and photo left) from their recent CD release and David Crosby with "What's Broken" from his new CD. Nashville singer-songwriter, Angel Snow (photo below) makes her Fringe Toast debut with tracks from her self-titled CD from 2012.
In the second hour Chill Session, we hear from Beck's new album, FT first-timers including the obscure electronic band Alpha Stone, The Jayhawks (American alternative band from Twin Cities), and electronic composer Ray Lynch. More good tracks from Scotland's Steve Mason, UK's Above & Beyond, and English sarod player Chinmaya Dunster.
Join the live stream at http://www.kruufm.com and click on Listen Live. Find here the play list for this live program with DJ Andy Bargerstock.
We are so fortunate to have the opportunity to meet amazing people regularly because of the Great Taste radio program. Through solar-powered KRUU we get to bring those folks into your home or car or wherever you may happen to pick up the stream.
Right from the beginning of our conversation with our guest this week, Lucy Lean, Kathy and I felt like we had met a kindred spirit on many levels. Lucy is a mother, wife, farmer's daughter, former editor of edible Los Angeles, blogger, photographer, a food judge for the Gordon Ramsay Fox hit TV show Masterchef, and the author of Made in America: Our Best Chefs Reinvent Comfort Food. The book features 100 recipes from chefs located all over the country and with varying cultural backgrounds. The diversity of personalities and Lucy's vision of adapting 20th century regional comfort food recipes to today's ingredients and techniques makes for an engaging read and amazing recipes.
TWO OF US riding nowhere
Sunday at 5pm, on the 50th anniversary of the bubbly "bastard" Beatles 1st mind-blowing performance on the Ed Sullivan show when nearly half the country's population tuned in--over 75 million people--(and half of those screamed their lungs out), solar-powered KRUUfm.com airs an hour long special on the Beatles' break up as seen through John and Paul's points of view twenty years apart.
YES is the answer
Winnie Abramson, who earned a doctorate in naturopathic medicine from Seattle's Bastyr University, wants you to embrace health-enhancing habits, one simple change at a time. Released in January by Chronicle Books, her guidebook One Simple Change: Surprisingly Easy Ways to Transform Your Life advocates tackling one new approach to daily living each week; in it she provides 50 clearly explained and persuasively argued possibilities designed to set you on the path to a healthier lifestyle. Since 2009, Winnie's been the recipe-developer, writer, and photographer of Healthy Green Living, a blog that touts green living, home cooking, and wholistic nutrition. Her work has been featured on many other sites, including Fine Cooking, food52, The Kitchn, The New York Times, and MindBodyGreen. Her recipes have been included in many cookbooks, too. Winnie lives in upstate New York with her husband, two kids, and many pets, including a flock of chickens.
The words used to be alive in my mouth
Trying to find a way out
Strange how it was I could never make them stay
or go away
Willful were they
And caught in their clutch was I
~ Words, Rachel Ries
Returning from a years-long hiatus, Rachel Ries is releasing her third long player, Ghost of a Gardener on Feb 18, 2014. Her voice at times echoes that of Regina Spektor or early Maria Muldaur and this new album is full of thoughtful and inventive arrangements. Fingerpicked melodicism pairs with sweeping strings & analog synths while a Merle Haggard-style drinking song struts with trumpets and close knit harmonies.
Tune in Wednesday from 9-10am Central for a set of Valentine songs by women, followed by the interview with Rachel, who will be at Cafe Paradiso with her band on Saturday 2/15, 8pm.
Since this show will be rebroadcast on Friday Febraury 14th (Valentines Day) we'll be focusing on the music of love. Songs about the meanderings of love as it weaves its way through lives of muscians and artists. That means you'll hear heartfelt tunes from Steve Earle, Anais Mitchell, Susan Tedeschi, Bonnie Raitt, Chris Isaak, Damien Rice, Diana Krall, Guy Clark, John Prine, Karla Bonoff, Luka Bloom, Marc Cohn, Madeline Peyroux, Hayes Carll, Maroon 5, Rickie Lee Jones, The Civil Wars, Norah Jones, Drew Holcomb, Hamilton Loomis, Robben Ford, Robert Cray, Rachel Yamagata, Ray Lamontagne and Wilco.
After the K-Pop "girls only" special on episode 23 I dedicate this episode to all the lovely South Korean boy bands and male solo artists out there.
Featured artists: Infinite, Exo, DBSK/TVXQ, U-Kiss, BAP, B1A4, Kim Jaejoong, MBLAQ, Jang Keun Suk, CN Blue, Super Junior (image) and G-Dragon.
Join host, Andrew Tint as he highlights the issues facing Generation Y.
Led by Michelle Rhee, StudentsFirst formed in 2010 in response to an increasing demand for a better education system in America. Studentsfirst is a grassroots movement designed to mobilize parents, teachers, students, administrators, and citizens throughout the country, and to channel their energy to produce meaningful results on both the local and national level.
Patty Link brings broad-based education experience to her work at StudentsFirst. Patty co-owns LinkStrategies, a political strategy consulting firm, with her husband. Prior to joining StudentsFirst, Patty served as the Program Director for Super Wednesday After School Program, an after-school program for K-5 students. She has also previously served on the Board of Directors for Des Moines Independent Community Schools. Patty is a former teacher, is a member of International Reading Association, and serves as an elementary and middle school’s PTA President. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education from The Pennsylvania State University and a MEd degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a Reading Specialist Emphasis from George Mason University.
Andrew Tint sits down with Jonathan Narcisse (D), whose running for Governor of Iowa. Mr. Narcisse made his announcement to enter the race in Cedar Rapids, and is now touring the state, which included a stop in at KRUU FM.
Before putting his hat in the political ring, Mr. Narcisse served on the Des Moines School Board.
Listen to Mr. Narcisse talk about the problems inflicting Iowa today, including the need for education reform, taxes, and fighting poverty.