Come one, come all to the Fairfield Park and Recreation Department's Spring Carnival, Saturday April 27 starting 4 p.m. at the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center. Admission is free and will feature games, rides, a petting zoo, pedal-tractor pulls, crafts, a dunk tank, face painting, food, a kids’ talent show and more! This is a fundraiser for their new pool and gym, and we're pleased to say the Orpheum Theatre Fairfield will have a table there. The Orpheum Theatre will have movie trivia games and prizes for all! (Thank you Dick & Crystle at the historic State Theatre in Washington and Kelly at Main Street Cinemas in Mt. Pleasant for the great prizes!) Erika Richards, Producer/Writer and Orpheum Theatre board member will be live on the Filmosophers to tell us all about it.
School is out Friday, so Junior Filmosopher Shane Miller will join us to share his review of Tom Cruise's latest film Oblivion, which we saw at the State. Also hear about the box office, new releases and movies we've seen, including Room 237, which Chris saw in L.A. and I'm keen to hear about ("Mysterious and provocative, a fascinating journey into the world of obsessive cinephilles."- RT). We're the Filmosophers, with Chris Busch and Bruce Miller, where "we give our filmosophy of the movies and have filmosophical discussions". Fridays at 12:30 PM Central, again Sundays, 9:00 AM. Streamed live @kruufm.com "If we have souls, they're made of the love we share. Undimmed by time, unbound by death." - Oblivion
Movie fans, this is your opportunity to create movie venue history. "The new Orpheum Theatre Fairfield (formerly the Co-Ed Theatre) needs an inspiring logo that will symbolize our new community movie theater, that's being redecorated in 1930's Art Deco theme. The Orpheum Theatre invites all artists and wannabe designers to submit their entries for the Orpheum Theatre LOGO Contest! Logo submissions for the contest should be in by April 30th, 2013. The designer of the winning entry will receive free movie tickets" (and perhaps more). More significantly, the winning logo will appear on all things Orpheum Theatre: literature, theater placards, embroidered clothing, business cards, website and Facebook pages, etc etc. Your logo will be a conspicuous and vital part of the progressive, creative portal that is the Orpheum Theatre Fairfield. A powerful addition to any résumé. For details, visit the Orpheum Theatre website: http://orpheumtheatrefairfield.org/ Special K Ken Malloy will stop in the studio to fill in more details and alert us to an exciting Orpheum Theatre event.
The free movie Friday night 7:30 at the FF Library: Academy Award Best Documentary, Searching for Sugar Man tells the incredible true story of Rodriguez, the greatest '70s rock icon who never was. Highly recommended!
As always, we'll tell you about this week at the box office, cover the new releases and talk about what we've seen. We're the Filmosophers, with Chris Busch and Bruce Miller "where we give our filmosophy of the movies and have filmosophical discussions." Fridays at 12:30 PM Central rebroadcast Sunday mornings at 9:00.
Legendary American film critic Roger Ebert passed Thursday after a long bout with cancer. "Our father of film critics has left the building. Today is a day to take a pause. In my young adult life I couldn't wait until 11:30 pm Sunday night to watch Roger Ebert's show. It would set the tone of what films to watch for the week, and give me new insight into the message the film was trying to send." - Filmosopher Big Al Green
Roger Ebert was a profound presence to all film fans and an immense influence to all of us who were inspired and blessed to work in film media. We'll offer our memories and pass along what others had to say on the Filmosophers show. Friday, 12:30 PM Central, repeated Sunday morning at 9:00.
"I'll see you at the movies." --The final words Ebert wrote to his readers.
When I first heard Constance Demby's song Alleluiah from her album Sanctum Sanctourum my attention to all else stopped. I was hearing the gates of heaven open, in all it's dramatically reverent, Divine magnificence. I cried. Today's show was inspired by Alleluiah. We'll hear that and more from Sanctum Sanctourum. "One of the most beautiful musical experiences I think I've ever heard in this genre." ~ CD Services
Also hear music from Deborah Martin & Erik Wollo's Between Worlds. "The American Indian believes there are two worlds- the world of spirit and the world of form. Between Worlds was created to represent with sound this bridge between the two worlds." We'll hear Jon Hopkin's appropriate Cold Out There, New Zealand's Rudy Adrian and Magic Sound Fabric, a fave of DJ Underground Man, the host of Fringe Toast.
Divine electronic expressions, from Pirate Satellite. Live stream @ kruufm.com. We'll post the playlist afterward. "With All of you, return to the memory of infinite space. And now, let go of the circumstances of the memory, and Be the Space Itself."
Saturday morning enjoy "Musical Medicine for the Soul". "Ambient electronic, Shamanic, Intergalactic Space Music" by Dan Pound. "Fusing indigenous, ethnic instruments, voice & percussion with guitars & space synth sound worlds, this music is at once other worldly & evocative. Hear sounds meant for creating a sacred space, as well as invoking a primal & dark inversion of introspection. Dan Pound's music is used for meditation, yoga, massage and deep zone transportation to another time & place. Enjoy atmospheric soundworlds unlike any other, moving and soothing the inner senses to the core." Music from Dan Pound, Saturday morning at 9:00 AM Central. Live stream @kruufm.com. We'll post the playlist after the show. Learn more @DanPound.com
"It is the essence of order and leads to all that is good, true and beautiful."
This week we'll feature two releases from Lake Front recording artists Paul Adams and David Hoffman. Hear music from "Heavens; Further Explorations For The Dreaming Flute" by Paul Adams and "Calmness Of Spirit" by David Hoffman.
"My background in Ethnomusicology was expressed with my collection of exotic and unusual flutes, and the melodic approach was influenced in my interest in practical mysticism." - Paul Adams
David Hoffman's "Calmness Of Spirit is a calming and exotic album that tunes in to the deep levels of thought. Slow moving harmonies with melodic and rhythmic development accompanied by the sounds of nature create a canvas for contemplation, solitude, and healing."
Music from Paul Adams and David Hoffman, Saturday morning at 9:00 AM Central. Live stream @kruufm.com. We'll post the playlist afterward. "I am lost and so alone cried the little man. How can I find home? Follow your music replied the old one. "But I hear so much music - where is it coming from and how do I get there?" The old one said, it is within you, within your silence, and in THE HEAVENS.
Saturday morning we'll feature music and spoken words from the soundtrack to the film What The Bleep Do We Know!?. "First released in 2004, WTBDWK!? went on to become one of the most successful documentaries of all time. Now distributed in over 30 countries, it has enlightened audiences with its revolutionary cinematic blend of dramatic film, documentary, animation and comedy.
The Original 108 (!!) minute film starred Marlee Matlin and 14 Scientists and Mystics exploring the worlds of Quantum Physics, Neurology, and Molecular Biology in relation to the spheres of Spirituality, Metaphysics and evolutionary thought. Part documentary, part drama, part animation, How does it all fit together???"
The soundtrack "features a collection of individual tracks from the film’s composer, Christopher Franke, as well as the film’s ambient artists Jonn Serrie, Patrick O’Hearn, and Michael Whalen, plus inspirational spoken word vignettes from the movie, including Dr. John Hagelin, put to Franke’s music."
Hear music and spoken word from the landmark film What The Bleep Do We Know!? Saturday morning at 9:00 AM Central. Live stream @kruufm.com. We'll post the playlist afterward.
"We're living in a world where all we see is the tip of the iceberg. The immense tip of a quantum mechanical iceberg." - John Hagelin Ph.D.
We're happy to report there's excellent progress on the Fairfield Orpheum Movie Theatre. Sheila Ross, Patricia Draznin and the Chris Johnsons organized a productive and thoroughly enjoyable lunch Friday for several folks involved in bringing the theatre to fruition. Sheila's an Orpheum Theatre Committee coordinator ("otherwise, troublemaker!") and will join us to report the encouraging developments. When I write "encouraging" I'm muzzling my enthusiasm for what I see unfolding. The Fairfield Orpheum Movie Theatre is happening, and it will be "Awesome, with a capital A."
Chris Busch will be on the phone from Los Angeles (I think, last time it was New York City) and junior Filmosopher Shane Miller will be in the house cause there's no school, baby!
We'll cover new releases and those going wide, including Zero Dark Thirty, which may have a polarizing effect. An Oscar Academy voter who saw a screener told me he was very unhappy with it, "will not vote for any of it" and feels it will set back our relationship with much of the world. Speaking of Oscars, the nominations are out. We'll talk about that, the documentary Kings Of Pastry and more. We're The Filmosophers, "where we give our filmosophy of the movies and have filmosophical discussions." Friday, 12:30 PM CST, again Sunday 9:00 AM. "May the Force be with you" - The Fairfield Orpheum Theatre, 2013 and Beyond... :)
Greetings, December 21, 2012 has passed and we're still here. We're so glad, we'll celebrate with "Glad Tidings", the 2012 Miller's Pirate Satellite audio Christmas card. Shane and I will be in the house, play some songs, talk about our experience mixing it and our love of the Christmas season. We do love it so. We love you too.
It's audio Joy, a festival of the Heart. We're so pleased to survive the "Mayan Apocalypse" (... :) and share the Holiday Spirit with you.
"Oh my friends I'm so pleased you're not dead!"
Live stream. We'll post the playlist afterward.
"Count your blessings instead of sheep"
After 26,000 years, welcome the Next Chapter. It's a Love story.... :)
There are two parts to our Christmas music show this weekend. We'll hear some of "Glad Tidings" our 2012 Miller's Pirate Satellite audio Christmas card. We'll also play music from Martin Johns' annual compilations. Martin is Stubby's House Of Christmas (google it). Over the last few years Stubby's has become my primary destination for holiday music research. Visit "The List" page alone and see why. Martin's Christmas compilations are something to behold. His output makes Your Sacred Cowboy, the legendary Andy MacKenzie (I first heard one of his Christmas mixtapes on someone's cassette player probably 25 years ago), and yours truly, the not so legendary Pirate Satellite look like one-hit-wonders. This year I received well over 300 minutes of Martin's Christmas compilations. That's flat-out Holiday Heaven! I've already picked out 4 or 5 possible songs for my 2013 compilation. We're hear some of these seasonal gems on the show.
DJ Under Shane Man (our homage to another legend, DJ Underground Man of Fringe Toast) will be in the house. Shane hopes to play one of his fave holiday songs next week: "It's a Dubstep Christmas". Enjoy a holiday music revue on Pirate Satellite, "where we give our filmosophy of the movies and have filmosophical discussions"... oops, wrong show! That's the Filmosophers Movie Talk, which repeats Sunday morning 9:00 Central. Pirate Satellite airs Saturday morning 9:00 Central. We'll post the playlist afterward. Stay jolly my friends.