Coolzey was borne out of the cornfields of central Iowa and now travels the land from his home base in Los Angeles. A boy who for some unexplained reason grew up only being able to listen to roughneck east coast hip hop and Weird Al Yankovic began looping tapes and rhyming into boomboxes. After that there was Pavement, the Wu Tang Clan, mushrooms, sex, and America.

The rest, as they say, is history.

Coolzey blurb for San Francisco show – LOUDFARM:

“The samples this guy pulls out are incredible, and they make you feel like the first time you heard Big Daddy Kane or KRS-One. The redundant nature of radio hip hop these days makes the genre less than exciting, but Coolzey’s throwbacks to the days before auto-tune was the standard are a welcome break..”

Golden era hip-hop roots planted in black Iowa dirt, tempered by 90s alternative era rock influence, yields a juxtaposition of the dark, horrific nature of life paired with a slapstick and comedic view of the world, allowing for a wide, unpredictable arsenal of material ranging from soul-spilling indie bedroom rock to wise-cracking battle rap and on to radio pop.

Coolzey stepped into the public eye around 2005 with a demo album and a series of exploratory DIY tours with rapper/comedian and friend Schaffer the Darklord.

  • Wed
    Apr 19
    7:00 pm -
    8:00 pm
  • Fri
    Apr 21
    7:00 am -
    8:00 am

Food Film Music with Special Guest Rich Sims


Rich Sims and I started talking about this show two years ago.  We thought combining two of our passions, music and food, would lead to a fun, fulfilling hour.  I put together a list of some of my favorite food movies, Rich located the sound tracks, and chose selections that, along with our banter, will bring back memories or prod you to watch the film for the first time.

I won't give away all the films we're going to feature, but the menu will include music from Ratatouille, Moonstruck, and Chef.  Join Rich and I, and if you have any input, give us a call in the studio during the show on Wednesday from 7:00-8:00 pm CDT at 641-109-1082.

  • Tue
    Apr 18
    11:00 am -
    12:00 pm
  • Sat
    Apr 22
    4:40 pm -
    5:40 pm

Songwriting of the 80's on "The Inspiration Initiative"

The Inspiration Initiative

Join host Luke Davids on this weeks episode of "The Inspiration Initiative" to hear some of the most prolific songs from the 80's in terms of songwriting.

Sneaker PimpsLast week's Fringe Toast Retrospective Part 1 show created quite a stir. One listener characterized the experience as “hypnotic” and another said it was "other worldly in a really good way."  This week's Retrospective Part 2 entails yet another trance-inducing installment from brother Charlie’s favorites list. Spotlight shines on Kelli Ali lead singer for the Sneaker Pimps (photo left). Click here for complete playlist.

We start off with Roy Buchanan’s blues guitar "Sweet Dreams", followed by "Shut Your Eyes" by Snow Patrol (photo right) and "Low Times" by the School for Seven Bells. Then, comes the TV theme music from thesnow patrol BBC crime drama Luther which is Massive Attack's song "Paradise Circus".  And Greg Laswell offers his "Undone" used as a theme song for Friday Night Lights.   

We revisit "Wonderful Life" by DJ producer Carl Craig, and a marvelous  church organ-baritone sax piece "Good Places" with Beaver & Krause and jazz great Gerry Mulligan. In the Chill Zone second hour, prepare for the works of Brian Eno, Zero 7, the Egg and Magic Sound Fabric.  Many of these are destined to become classics in your music library.

Invite friends to join the live stream on on Wednesday at 8pm and replays on Saturday at 8am.


This week on You Bet Your Life! 

Pet carrots, plastic gardens, an old box, bubblegum and mustard. 

Above: Palehound


From Left: Heidi Spencer, Andrea Estella of Mr. Twin Sister

Obvious World ~ Sunday Nights ~ 9e/8c/7m/6p ♥

Is Trump's New Big Bombastic Resolve Tough Love or Strange Love?

Newsvandal JP Sottile
shoots the breeze with James Moore on this week's newsworthy footsteps and brambles.

RRThem Coulee Boys played a concert in Des Moines recently, and I was there for the opening band The Host Country. I was instantly charmed by their crack playing and thoughtful, nuanced lyrics. You can hear their 2014 release I Never Lied About Being in Love in its entirety on the next show Monday morning at 4 AM. Plus an hour of some alt rock by wide-ranging free thinkers like The Foo Fighters, Dishwalla, Jefferson Airplane, Jessamine, and The Sand Pebbles. Lots of sugarlumps in this, and upcoming, shows. Check the blog for future full albums playing. Cool Breeze

  • Fri
    Apr 14
    8:00 am -
    10:00 am
  • Tue
    Apr 18
    2:00 pm -
    4:00 pm

The Music of Brad Cole

This week's feature is Brad Cole!

"A fresh voice on the New York music scene, with a collection of well crafted songs and universal appeal" -- John Platt at 90.7 FM, NYC

  • Thu
    Apr 13
    8:00 pm -
    9:00 pm
  • Sun
    Apr 16
    8:00 am -
    9:00 am

deep tracks

djangoGypsy Jazz by Django,

great American humor by Robert Benchley.


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