Welcome to Centripetal Sounds, in the Thursday afternoon slot from 2-4. I am your host, Gary Garles, the G Man, the only government you will ever need on Planet Rock and Roll. We spin back through the last 40 years of music and linger on the most creative songs we can find. Songs with freedom, passion, and fun written all over them. Requests are always welcome, I have amassed a collection of thousands of lp's, cd's, cassettes, and brown paper bags. I will highlight the best of the best, and include bands every week you have never heard or heard of. Lets go!

We've been talking about streaming Das Boom II live from the Old Armory building over the air. We said this, and kept holding to it, in spite of a few issues:
* There's no internet access in the Old Armory building
* We don't have a way to do a remote relay
* None of the neighbors to the Old Armory either have internet, or are willing to share it with us.
 
But a pretty phenomenal job of support by LISCO (thanks for all your help guys), and some late night hacking by Frasier Jones (you are DEFINITELY THA MAN!!), Caleb (Mr. FreeBSD DarkIce himself), and Roland resulted in a nice wireless connection and a static IP address to the internet. And that means we've got a way to stream the live show from the Armory all the way to the station down the road, then stream it out back to the internet and over our FM transmitter.
 

Hey Peeps du Jour,

It's party time.

Come on down to the Ol' Armory tonight and party like it's 1999. Shake a tail feather; shake your money maker, sheik yerbouti-- hell, shake someone else's booty (in a dignified way and of course only with written permission and co-signed in triplicate by a notary public with a law degree who speaks English).

In other words, let's all practice safe intersects at the corner of B and Broadway. Let's talk about KRUU, baby.

Aw yeah...

What I've learned so far from hosting Writers' Voices- the most important part of being a radio host is finding the right guests. And so far, I'd say that's my biggest talent. Our guests have been articulate, interesting and enthusiastic, and that makes our job pretty easy. So far, finding talented writers to interview in this community (including a few expatriates) is a breeze. So far, my mother (Caroline Kilbourn) and I have interviewed:

  • Chrystel Kohl and Paul Merrill on the benefits of a Writers' Group.
  • Marcy Luikart on attending Writing Conferences and breaking into the literary short fiction market. Cheryl Fusco Johnson on teaching and mentoring children's writers, with a second appearance on the best books on writing.
  • Nancy Mellon on storytelling as a healing modality.
  • Julie Stephens and Chris Menkemeyer on the writing of Tom Robbins
  • Diane Frank on the poetic novel
  • Carol Klein on editing anthologies and today's show (which you can hear Monday morning at 8 am) -
  • Linda Egenes on the career path of a freelance writer.

Thanks to each and every one of them - and stay tuned for more!

I wanted to share some feedback from a friend of mine listening from California:

Tell Andy that we like his show Fringe Toast out here. It's good for after dinner and relaxing (with an egg nog, or something. I will be listening at 0700, here time,Thursday morn for your movie show.

I missed the first minute of your Ultra Lounge show and just caught the end of Jingle Bells. That was a neat version. I don't remember hearing it before. And now is Grenada. It sounds familiar but I cant place it. Oh well. --jock

My show is Wednesday Afternoon Rock from 5-6 pm on Wednesdays. This Wednesday I had a guest, Deep, and it went so well with him co-hosting that I decided to have him be on my show all the time. We are thinking of changing the name of the show from "Wednesday Afternoon Rock" to "The Asian and the Caucasian". I'll still play the same awesome music, I'll still have the Undiscovered Song of The Week, And I'll still have some Music News most of the time. Now with Deep (The Asian) on the show, it should be halarious every week.

Amber, Aaron and Kyle of Drop Dead, Gorgeous, Briani and Tony (left to right) - excellent photo taken by yours truly(Note: This was actually written – and submitted, I might add – on December 1, but didn't get posted, better late than never...)

I am part of Briani Carey's posse for her Tuesday afternoon (5-6 pm) show called “My Darkest Hour,” which features her and Amber Desmond's selections from their favorite screamo/metalcore/post-hardcore bands like Drop Dead, Gorgeous, Scary Kids Scaring Kids, and Escape the Fate. During a recent show, we were cruising the internet and discovered that Drop Dead, Gorgeous would be performing on November 30 at the Picador in Iowa City. Springing into action, we were able to secure press passes for the concert and schedule an interview with the band.

Iowa Source Article

Iowa Souce Article: To Air Is Divine
KRUU 100.1 FM

Low Power in High Places

BY JAMES MOORE

When Roger Farmer of Washington sent an email a few weeks ago asking what happened to me, I realized my life had undergone a major shift. Not a U-turn or an about-face really, more like an ascended declension, something with a little bounce, marshmallow root, Marconi, and planet Mercury mixed in.

HEy Woh
My virgin blog!
Woohoo, as they say on Basin Street
but let's not quibble.
Quibbles 'n' bits, quibbles 'n' bits...
But seriously folks,
it's good to be alive.
However, I must get back to the grindstone
at the corner of spanknasty and divine
where all roads lead to roam
and all God's chillen be willin'.
Amen.
In other words,
welcome to the new website one and all.
Hats off to Sundar and Devin--
heads off to Caleb and Roland!!

The beta site is ready to be released to the wild. Devin has done a pretty tremendous job of putting up stubs for all the shows, and we're now prepared to have all the program hosts add their bios and pics and whatever other goodies they want to share with the world (should we be worried?).

The new site uses Drupal. We're moving away from Joomla, mainly because of the support that Drupal has, and the richness of the modules that are available for Drupal. The Station module is only one in a long list of cool modules we'll be putting to use on our site.

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