Archive of Planet Erstwild

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James Moore interviews film curator Greg Olson of the Seattle Art Museum (SAM) about the showing of Richard Beymer's feature BEFORE THE BIG BANG.

- Planet Erstwild - 20160404 - Eva De Roovere

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Eva de Roovere

Eva De Roovere is an accompished Belgian singer/songwriter in town for one night only. She was last in Fairfield in November when she performed as one of Cafe Paradiso's Open Mic Night's featured artists. This time, she's joined by James Moore and the Hurlin brothers for a night of all-original, folk-inspired indie rock.

Eva performs at the newly refurbished Orpheum Theatre, including a brand new sound system. on Saturday, April 9th at 8pm. Not to be missed. Tickets: $10 at the door.

Her website (www.evaderoovere.be):

In 2006, Eva decided to leave her musical friends after 7 years of playing each folk festival in Europe. She wanted to make pop music instead of singing traditional songs, so she started her own band. With this band, she toured Belgium, the Netherlands and South Africa. She recorded 4 CDs in her own name: “De Jager” (The Hunter), “Over en Weer” (Back en Forth), "Mijn huis" (My House) and "Viert" (Celibrate). “The Hunter” sold over 30,000 albums in 2 years time. Her newest album, called "Chanticleer", is entirely in English and is produced by Peter Case. It was recorded at the Carriage House in Los Angeles.

- Planet Erstwild - 20160331 - Ryan Miller, Green

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James Moore interviews Ryan Miller of Green Americorps

- Planet Erstwild - 20160329 - Javk Lion's Justin LeDuc

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JACK LION live in concert in Fairfield, IA - The Arbor Bar
  • Saturday, April 16, 2016
  • 10:00pm   11:00pm
  • The Arbor Bar 60 West Burlington Avenue Fairfield, IA, 52556 United States

- Planet Erstwild - 20160326 - Bob Hillman - Lost Soul

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San Francisco singer/songwriter Bob Hillman is back with a new album after more than ten years away from the business.

He plays Cafe Paradiso Sat Mar 26 at 8pm with Jason Wallsmith of the Nadas.

After over a decade away from the stage and studio, Bob Hillman returns with the full-length album Lost Soul. The album’s title is ironic in the sense that, with his longtime musical mentor ex-Plimsoul Peter Case at the helm, the San Francisco-based singer/songwriter has found his way out of the creative wilderness. He taps back into literate, tuneful songwriting that defined earlier works like Playing God (1999), Welcome To My Century (2001), and If You Lived Here, You’d Be Home (2006). This time, however, he moves beyond the Americana-leaning folk-rock of his past to embrace a fresh, contemporary sonic landscape; the result is a less crafted, more visceral album.

Hillman and Case bring unique individual and collective histories into this project. The Plimsouls had a regional hit with “A Million Miles Away” in 1983, at a time when Hillman was learning guitar and starting to check out the Los Angeles music scene. In 1989, Hillman experienced an awakening when he saw Case perform a solo show at McCabe’s Guitar Shop in Santa Monica. “Peter played solo acoustic—the classic ‘folk’ construct—but with rock energy,” the singer says. “That was the kind of music I wanted to make.” Cut to the mid-90s, when Hillman—now living in New York—on a whim sent Case, who had just released his album Torn Again, his first batch of demos. Case saw potential and invited him to L.A. to play with him at the Ash Grove on the Santa Monica Pier.

Hillman subsequently embarked on a path to a series of breakthroughs, including two albums produced by Tommy West, who made a bunch of hits in the 70s with pop troubadour Jim Croce and others. He also started picking up higher-profile gigs, including opening for Suzanne Vega at the House of Blues in L.A. and The Fillmore in San Francisco.

- Planet Erstwild - 20160326 -

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San Francisco singer/songwriter Bob Hillman is back with a new album after more than ten years away from the business.

After over a decade away from the stage and studio, Bob Hillman returns with the full-length album Lost Soul. The album’s title is ironic in the sense that, with his longtime musical mentor ex-Plimsoul Peter Case at the helm, the San Francisco-based singer/songwriter has found his way out of the creative wilderness. He taps back into literate, tuneful songwriting that defined earlier works like Playing God (1999), Welcome To My Century (2001), and If You Lived Here, You’d Be Home (2006). This time, however, he moves beyond the Americana-leaning folk-rock of his past to embrace a fresh, contemporary sonic landscape; the result is a less crafted, more visceral album.

- Planet Erstwild - 20160311 - John Huff Floating Bed

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James Moore interviews John Huff, Floating Bed owner.

The Floating Bed® is an advanced hanging bed. It’s gentle rocking provides better sleep, health benefits & the feeling of floating. It features a memory foam mattress, a flat sleep surface and adjustable firmness. It’s durable & weather proof, rated to hold 1000 lbs.

- Planet Erstwild - 20160310 - Adam Abraham

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2:30pm |  I speak with Adam Abraham on his latest thoughts and doings. Here's a little blurb of him reciting the poetry of Sun Ra, whom his father formed the Saturn record label with back in the day in Chicago. Apocalypso Tantric Noise Choir backed him and performed in tribute to one of our supreme musical inspirations.
Adam Abraham
Here's Adam's blog link: Thought For Food > www.phaelosopher.com. And his vortex generator product: www.presidentwater.com.

- Planet Erstwild - 20160309 - Medical Cannabis Iowa

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3pm | It's an in depth discussion on the state of medical cannabis in Iowa with four proponents: a doctor, a nurse, a veteran and a citizen advocate. Dr. Steven Jenison, Selly Van Winkle, Jon Custis and Kathy Schnell. Is it time to consider new alternatives to compassionate care, as 23 other states in the union have already done? Tuesday, March 22 at noon at the statehouse in Des Moines, Kathy says there will be a rally with speakers for those interested in pushing the equation forward for medical cannabis in Iowa.

- Planet Erstwild - 20160218 - Paa Kow

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James Moore speaks with Ghana-born multi-instrumentalist, master performert Paa-Kow who is bringing his world Afro-fusion to Cafe Paradiso this Saturday.

The music is richly-layered, up, and beat driven, a highlife extravaganza. Fairfield's very own Jonnie Cohen (former KRUU host) plays guitar in the band.

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TRACY CHIPMAN with TIM BRITTON

Tracy Chipman is back in Fairfield to share the art of storytelling at Cafe Paradiso Friday, February 26th.

Celtic uillean maestro, sound engineer and former KRUU host Tim Britton talks with Tracy about the particulars of her heartfelt craft and unique approach to storytelling.

- Planet Erstwild - 20160212 - David Olney

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David Olney

David Olney

Singer/songwriter David Olney talks with James Moore about his storied career and upcoming special 2pm concert in Fairfield coming up Sunday 21st at Hickory Highlands, an Intimate Farmhouse Concert in Fairfield, IA.

For more details call 641-451-0438.

Click on the pic for the full interview.

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Lee Singh of Green Gourmet

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James Moore interviews whistleblower and former Time Person of the Year Coleen Rowley.

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"We love letting the songs speak for themselves, create themselves."

 

Society of Broken Souls is the songwriting duo of Dennis James and Lauryn Shapter. Both multi-instrumentalists, they write, record, and perform songs for fearless hearts, using words and melody to create musical snapshots that confront our shared, raw humanity while they celebrate the beautiful mosaic of the human experience. Their live performances feature seamless harmony vocals and a wide array of instruments from fiddle and guitar to piano and drums.

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"Bring two pairs of dancing shoes to FAIRfest cuz you're gonna wear one pair out!"

 Grammy Award winning vocalist Nawlins' favorite son Cyril Neville has been called a philosopher, poet, and one of the last great southern soul singers. His prolific career spans work with the Meters the Neville Brothers, and now the Royal Southern Brotherhood who have a NEW RECORD JUST OUT with Ruf Records recording group. Their third studio album is called “Don’t Look Back: The Muscle Shoals Sessions”. The album was recorded at the legendary FAME Studio in Muscle Shoals and produced by Grammy award winning producer, Tom Hambridge, along with some new talent has created RSB’s best studio effort to date.

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"I love Fairfield. People are open and accepting."

"It’s not easy to pigeon-hole the Iowa based Dylan Sires and Neighbors. They definitely have a solid command of melody in the tradition of power pop, and are influenced by The Beatles, Vampire Weekend and 50′s styled balladry."  --Powerpopaholic | "Sires’ sound is a delightful mash-up: Beatles-esque harmonies, rhythm syncopation ala Modest Mouse, and guitars that hail from all over. Yes, if your normal bill of goods is something harder and faster, Sires’ pop sensibilities will come off as milquetoast. But variety is the spice of life, folks."  --Chad Taylor Des Moines Cityview magazine

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James Moore interviews Christorpher the Conquered, debuting his full legnth album, I’m Giving Up On Rock & Roll.


Christopher landed on the front page of Reddit and in Billboard as the title track and single “I’m Giving Up On Rock & Roll” quickly passed 60,000 plays on Soundcloud. This properly set the stage for the album’s 2016 release.

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Dagmar

 

James Moore speaks with Dagmar's beautiful Gemma Cohen and beautiful Miranda Mallard about their brand new amazing release and CD release party this Saturday, June 6th at Phoenix Rising Hall. Beautiful music and a lot of special friends will descend upon the stage for their CD debut party.

 

 

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Ryan and Bagryan CairnsJoe Zucchini
IOWA PEACE CORPS COORDINATOR & ST LOUIS RECRUITER

Meet Iowa Peace Corps state director Ryan Cairns (pictured with his wife) and St Louis Peace Corps recruiter Joe Zucchini who will inform us about all things Peace Corps.

They will have a booth at this year's FAIRfest and can answer any questions you might have about joining the Peace Corps or even finding out more info for future consideration.

PLANET ERSTWILD host James Moore discusses a wide range of interesting aspects regarding life in the Peace Corps.

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Ryan and Bagryan CairnsJoe Zucchini
IOWA PEACE CORPS COORDINATOR & ST LOUIS RECRUITER

Meet Iowa Peace Corps state director Ryan Cairns (pictured with his wife) and St Louis Peace Corps recruiter Joe Zucchini who will inform us about all things Peace Corps.

They will have a booth at this year's FAIRfest and can answer any questions you might have about joining the Peace Corps or even finding out more info for future consideration.

PLANET ERSTWILD host James Moore discusses a wide range of interesting aspects regarding life in the Peace Corps.

- Planet Erstwild - 20150603-Nicholis Naitoti

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- Planet Erstwild - 20150528-Awana Teiaxeiras

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- Planet Erstwild - 20150526-Andy Hallman

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- Planet Erstwild - 20150520 - Chuck Offenburger

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Carla & Chuck OffenburgerNOT TO BE MISSED!!

A delightful, wide-ranging discussion about life as a storyteller in Iowa, the uniqueness of Fairfield, the state of jourmalism, and much more with Iowa treasure Chuck Offenburger, longtime former columnist for the Des Moines Register. Currently semi-retired, living on a farm he rehabbed in Cooper, Iowa, Chuck's been writing and sharing stories the last 15 years on his own website offenburger.com with wife Carla.

His tribute in honor of the passing of colorful centenarian & Fairfield icon Lee Gobble ["It's g-g-g goodbye: Fairfield memorializes its grandest character"] was a touching, funny, warm-hearted, insightful portrait and a wonderful snapshot of the town whose universities, Parsons and MUM, evolved from "Flunkout U" to "Unusual U".

- Planet Erstwild - 20150520 - Chuck Offenburger

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James Moore interviews Chuck Offenburger, publisher of Offenburger.com, one of Iowas oldest internet news and opinion sites.

- Planet Erstwild - 20150519-David Lee Sheng Tin

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- Planet Erstwild - 20150512-Henry Vinson

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