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Flying solo this week due to the good Dr.‘s bad cold (in commemoration of which d.j. babyswiss spun his Mutant Frogs track “Big Bad Rhino” twice back-to-back, the first time as a bumper), The Cheese broadcast from orbit around Titan this week, and those tuned in got to hear a cut from Ott’s debut album Blumenkraft, the first time we’ve spun anything by him that wasn’t from Hallucinogen In Dub. We really “Ott-a” dig into this guy’s back-catalogue; it’s exactly the kinda stuff this show’s made of! By the way, we just missed yet another of his TC appearances… Swiss has gOTTa keep an eye peeled (Ewww, gross!) for future Ott gigs. Celestial bodies The Sun and Io got to be back-announce bumpers… we’re gonna have to do more of that! Lotsa rootical “showcase discomix” business figured into the playlist this week, as did a bunch of impossibly rare 45 dubs and toasts Swiss found on YouTube some years back, many by various collections of “All Stars” named after their record labels. And for those puzzling over the name “Earth Wind & Fire” listed as the track rather than the artist, …it’s not a mistake, it’s Paul Blackman’s 12” on the UK’s Daddy Kool label, itself also the home of Chap. 3 of Prince Far-I’s “Cry Tuff Dub Encounter” series. Look for the good Doctor to join in the fun next week, and in the meantime… wish him well.
Music Host: David Cummings
News Host: Robert Easley
Producer: Mike Fischbein
Engineer: Mike Stapp
Please join Laura Waterman Wittstock on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 as she talks with Matthias Voigt about his travels in the West as he studies the roles of warriors and military personnel in the Dakotas, Minnesota and Wisconsin. He is now traveling in Arizona and will be joining us by phone. He will have some interesting stories to share with our audience.
Thanks to Teague Alexy (1/2 of Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank) for stopping by the show this week. We previewed KFAI's Rauchfest at Harriet Brewing. Plus, I played a bunch of other tunes including, but not limited to, Anders Osborne, Flo & Eddie, Garland Jeffreys, Sugar Ray Raford, Billy Bragg, Sean Costello, Erik Koskinen, North Mississippi All Stars, "Spider"John Koerner & Willie Murphy, Stephen Stills, Molly Maher, and Pete Anderson. Wanna' list to all this great music? Select your method to the right and away you go. Cheers to all.
Splash by Richard Halten
The Sunshine Skyway bridgespans the mouth of Tampa Bay on the west coast of Florida. It carries thousands of cars everyday. It's also become one of the top ten places to end your life. This is the story of the many who have jumped, one lucky guy who survived, and how the broken bones and a collapsed lung made him a new man.
Kenny Hooper and Kerry Davis from StoryCorps
For 25 years, Ken and Kerry have been part of a team that maintains the structure of the Golden Gate Bridge. But we'll hear how their work involves a lot more than just making repairs. Not only is their workplace is a destination for tourists, but also for far moredesperate visitors who have made the bridge one of the world's leading suicide locations.
An interview with Natalie Morrow, Founder of the Twin Cities Black Film Festival, which happens September 26-29, at the ShowPlace ICON Theatres; also, a discussion of the exhibit, "Threads of Connection," by artist Deidre Scherer, who uses thread on fabric to detail end-of-life journeys (http://www.unitedseminary.edu/
The Grand Marais Art Colony has been a destination for artists, students and instructors for more than 50 years. Tonight MinneCulture presents the second of a two-part documentary: Doing Art on the Corner of 3rd Avenue West and 2nd Street: Recollections of 50 years in the Grand Marais Art Colony Studio, produced for WTIP, North Shore Community Radio.