Isn't it rich? Join us for week 2 of the music of the ever-versatile, always terrific Stephen Sondheim.
Only at the Wildflowers Cafe.
Only on KRUU-FM.
THE WEEK THAT WAS
Iran-backed rebels in Yemen loot secret files about US spy ops
>>The Economy Doesn't Suck. It Just Sucks for You.
U.S. Home Prices Are Surging 13 Times Faster Than Wages
>>The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight
New DOJ report shows Philly cops are hella confused about when it’s OK to shoot people
Ted Cruz: I stopped liking rock music after 9/11
Episode I; 3/23 - Artist Conversations from the street. Organizing, Acting & Evaluating.
Episode II; 3/26 - Political Hip-Hop & word to the wise.
Episode III; 3/30, 4/2 - Organizing, Brainstorming, More Music :)
'SOLE' NYC Vegan / Intellectual / Political Rapper / Songwriter / Anarchist /Activist / Humanist speaks to international & local police brutality, oppression & empowerment in uniting CopWatch, Occupy & similar HR organizations & communities overground & underground in #solidarity & direct action. He also uses #speakout to expose ongoing gentrification, the function of video and visibility and diversity of tactics while paying respects to many of those whose lives have been taken directly by racist police brutality. And Sole is constantly organizing and creating infrastructure to protect and rescue the innocent. Sole & like spirited Political Rapper Time reference www.truth-out.org & www.democracynow.org among others.
' Sole ' played over a thousand shows throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, the Middle East, and Japan with music featured in major media outlets such as Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, MTV, Huffington Post, Spin, Alternet, and many more. His latest albums present a thorough examination and celebration of resistance happening around the world. Sole’s activism reaches beyond the studio and stage into his everyday life where he is deeply involved material and logistical support to many projects that engage directly in the class struggle.
deep into the indie sounds of some amazing groups:
lots of great vocals: sonia dada (pictured) with african vocal sensibilities, the shins mysterious "sea legs," the temper trap, new johnny cash, tantric, stateless, frou frou (aka imogen heap).
most memorable is leonard cohen's stunning "here it is"--a dickensian review of one's life from the other side:
here you are hurried, & here you are gone;
and here is the love it’s all built upon.
may everyone live, and may everyone die.
hello my love, and my love, goodbye.
Back around 1970 Clyde Clifford was a DJ on radio station KAAY in Little Rock, Arkansas. Instead of recycling the radio hits of the day, he went out and found deep tracks and album cuts from known bands and unknown bands. As a result, I discovered music I would never have heard otherwise. I used to listen to KAAY after 11 PM on a little tiny transistor radio. 50,000 clear channel watts beamed the signal all the way to Des Moines. First time I ever heard King Crimson was on Beaker Street. Also people like Spirit, Leon Russell, and The Climax Blues Band. Everything on the show originates from the 1969-1972 years. Check the playlist out on the left side bar, and tune in to some fine classic rock- commercial free- courtesy of KRUU and The G Man.
More goodies from my latest record collectors convention trip. We start with Roy G. Biv from Psychedelic Schedule by late 80's band The Inn.
Then it is on to My Solid Ground and their long version of Dirty Yellow Mist from their most excellent self-titled release, and now remastered.
A song you may have missed by Psychic Ills called Outvocation from their Catopteric release. Plus The Soundtrack Of Our Lives, Jimi Hendrix Experience, and The Alan Parsons Project. 15 songs in all. Cool Breeze
For some reason, this subject has come up a lot lately. What unknown, potentially detrimental impact does modern technology have on our lives, relationships, health?
Personally, I love technology and I don't think it consumes my life, but I think for a lot of people it does. Christina Crook was feeling that way and decided to take a
31 day fast from the internet and, instread, write 31 letters on a manual typewiter to a friend.
Join us this week on Writers' Voices to learn what Christina learned from this experience, how it changed her life, and how it turned into a book ("the Joy of Missing Out: Finding Balance in a Wired World") and a TEDx talk: ("Letting Go of Technology: Pursuing a People-focused Future")
First up, Gene Luedtke, president of Fairfield's Carnegie Historical Museum board, talks with James about Fairfield's colorful, cultural history, impressive museum, and the 1915 "Fairfield Chatauqua" gathering, billed as 'Iowa's Most Successful Summer Assembly.' An exhibit by the Museum and other historical sights like the Maasdam Barns will be a featured dpart of FAIRfest '15.
Showcase of the line up announcement from this week's FAIRfest '15 press conference--and it's one sweet doozy that has musicians and music lovers across the country talking about, with acts like Cyril Neville & Royal Southern Brotherhood, Greg Brown, Elephant Revival and much more.