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Turn On, Or Turn Me Down. Turn on, tune in, yes? The album title from a band called N.S.U., one of four or five bands you may not be familiar with until the show starts. The others being The Lollipop Shoppe, The Savage Resurrection, S.T. Mikael, and Swampgas. I have another slice of Carlton Melton, a great Chicago Transit Authority song, and more jazzy stuff from John Mayall, John Handy, and Led Zeppelin. Last but not least will be Kings of Leon from Because of The Times. Which reminds me, that is exactly why you need to tune into KRUU every single day. Cool Breeze
On this Saturday night’s edition of The After Hours we’ll be listening to my favorite jazz-funk of 2013. I’ll be featuring Redtenbacher's Funkestra, Rock Candy Funk Party and Analog Attention. We'll also hear from Orgone, Funky Mama, Smerins Anti-Social Club, Jungle Fire, Funkle Sam and Ikebe Shakedown. Stream it live December 7th, 10pm-12am CST right here on KRUU radio. (More info on featured artists/albums below).
This weekend we're featuring the brand new holiday album from Nick Lowe (“Cruel to Be Kind”, “What’s So Funny ‘Bout Peace, Love, and Understanding”) - Quality Street: A Seasonal Selection For All The Family. It's "a twinkling blend of traditional hymns, forgotten gems and Lowe originals. From the opening rockabilly-charged "Children Go Where I Send Thee" and the comfy hush of "Christmas Can't Be Far Away," the record includes the beatnik bop of "Hooves on the Roof" (written especially for the project by Ron Sexsmith), Roger Miller's wistful classic "Old Toy Trains," before wrapping up with a ska-flavored take on Roy Wood's "I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day."
"The disc is a goes-down-easy blend of rockabilly, crooning, acoustic picking and gospel. Among the dozen songs, “Silent Night” is the only well-known carol, and is given a Tex-Mex flavor. Lowe’s own “I Was Born in Bethlehem” came from imagining meeting Jesus Christ over a cocktail and striking up a conversation." Nick- "We wanted to try to avoid the 12 tunes that nearly everybody always does. And if we were going to do very familiar tunes, we wanted to dress them up in a new suit of clothes so they sounded fresh."
Live stream. We'll post the playlist afterward. "All signs point to a Happy Christmas to you!"
James talks with Cameroonian-American Africa Engo and Mozambique native Celio Mondjane about their reflections on Mandela's passing.
Nelson Mandela A Tribute | 2pm-4pm
4pm, we go "Inside the Headlines" with Newsvandal JP Sottile. This week's three tiers include the empire strikes out, tattle tales from the crypt and calling doctor dolittle. Links below to all the headlines discussed.
1. The Empire Strikes Out
Anarchy at door, West rebuilds Libyan army
US: American fighters in Syria could become security risks
Today's the day that Writers' Voices announces the winners in the 2013 Inkfingerz Writing Competition! Our six finalists all have a Fairfield connection, and are competing for a grand prize of a publishng contract with 1st World Publishing, with a runner up prize a of full manuscript critique.
Listen in to Writers' Voices today (Friday December 6) at 1 pm or Monday November 9 at 8 am, as contest sponsors Monica Hadley and Caroline Kilbourn (co-hosts of Writers' Voices) and Rodney Charles (of 1stWorld Publishing,) discuss the contest and the finalists' entries. We will also play short excerpts of the writers reading their work. You can listen to and/or read the full contest entries (which are 6 - 10 page excerpts of a completed book) at the Writers' Voices writing competition site. You can continue to vote on the Inkfingerz Facebook page for your favorite by hitting the "Like" button until 12:45 on Friday, while we are on the air. It is a close race. Let's show these authors some love for all their hard work!
The finalists are: "Shiny Apalaris" by Rudy Wilson, "Untold" by Amy Spitzfaden, "City of Three Rivers" by Grace Carter, "Home Quest: Banished" by Tom Carlisle, (all novels,) "The Sprite" a short-story collection by John Michael Foster,and "On Writing By an Old Novice," poetry by Emily June Breffle.
Holy cow, the number one movie in the nation has come to the Fairfield Orpheum Theatre! The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is a phenomenon, "spectacular in every sense of the word."- Peter Travers, "Rolling Stone"; the top movie in the country the last two weeks. Now that it's showing at the Orpheum we're making the bold prediction it will be number one again this weekend. Check out the Fairfield Weekly Reader to see the Orpheum Theatre's expanding variety of major events, happening both this weekend and soon, to see it's rapidly becoming Fairfield cultrual district's new hub for entertainment. Kudos to Kristian Day, Marilou Parsons and all the fine folks at the Orpheum. An outstanding addition to Fairfield, Iowa, "America's most unusual town."- Oprah
New relaeses includes the latest from the Coen brothers, Inside Llewyn Davis, which "follows a week in the life of a young folk singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. One of the Coens' richest, strangest and most potent films." We're flying into December which means a slew of award worthy films are coming very soon, including the biggest of the year: The Hobbit: the Desolation Of Smaug next week!
We'll discuss all that and more on the Filmosophers Movie Talk show, with Chris Busch & Bruce Miller, "where we give our filmosophy of the movies and have filmosophical discussions." Fridays at 12:30, again Sundays at a new time, 11:30AM. "Ever in its favor." - The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
Starting this Sunday, the next 3 episodes of the Rice Bowl will be Asian Christmas Song specials! Starting off with Chrismas Pop-Songs from South Korea this week, I'll introduce you to how Christmas is celebrated in East Asia and hopefully get you in a joyful pre-christmas mood! Tune in for the cutest Christmas tunes you've ever heard! We'll have songs sung in the Korean language as well as some classics interpreted by famous K-Pop stars!
Bands featured on this episode: After School, Shinee, Exo, Teen Top, Orange Caramel, XING, Infinite, Girl's Generation, DBSK as well as various allstar projects from major record lables.
The wife and I had a wonderful wonderful trip to Fairfield during the Thanksgiving holiday. She had coffee at Revelations. My brother and I went to Luckman's Hardware. I shopped at the Bargain Box (got myself several vintage neckties and a jewelry box). We even attended the Christmas lighting in the park with Corey Hickenbottom and his blushing bride. All these stories and more will unfold in the coming weeks on "The Feed Store." Thanks for listening.