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Episode 10

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STRANGE TALES
By Britt Aamodt and Shirley Jackson

Today's program opens with a couple Dave Van Ronk classics leading into a few rare Harry Belafonte tracks – followed by some Dylan civil rights gems.  I come out of that period to Michael Franti & Spearhead and on to three locals Willie Murphy, Maria Isa and Jon Rodine.  The latter leads into a tribute to a lost West Bank community member Sarah Bowman – who sadly left us in recent weeks.

Once again all the ghouls, goblins, duppys, vampires, and dreads gathered with Dr. StrangeDub & DJ Baby Swiss in the Echo Chamber of Horrors for another Halloween in dub special! What a crazy dubwise hallowed evening in the chamber…with song titles like “How to Dub a Vampire”, “Horror Zone”, “Ghosts of the Gulag”, “Soundtracking Death”, “Skeleton Dance”, and even “Bela Lugosi’s Dead” from Bauhaus! Oh yeah, speaking of Bela Lugosi, he starts the show off with a snippet from “Darcula” with Dwight Frye as Renfield. But not only did the song titles fit the theme, so too did the names of a number of the artists, including Zombies of Death, Sinister 6, Omars Attacks, Infinite Third, and Man with the Spinning Face. (Thanks High Noon Records!). Also showing up in this witch’s brew of music and more were: Aldubb meets Big Finga, Mastermind XS, Raz Mesinai, David Pablo, Max Romeo, Tino Corp, Bob Marley & the Wailers, Elephant Man & Subatomic Sound System, Lee “Scratch” Perry, Aural Exciters, The Specials, YesKing, Pixyblink, Baroque Dub, The Manor, Ill:Esha, Pablo Gad, The Widdler, and more… Of course many soundbytes & effects in the mix as well, including the “Dracula”, “Frankenstein”, and “Exorcist” movies and many other bits that the doctor and Swiss dug up… What ghoulish fun!

We speak with Adrian Lee about his new book Mysterious Midwest: Unwrapping Urban Legends and Ghostly Tales from the Dead. Adrian Lee is a historian and paranormal investigator who is also the author of several books including Mysterious Minnesota and How to be a Christian Psychic. In addition, he is the host of More Questions than Answers on another radio station.

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Mixed bag. T-shirts, upcoming Halloween, and music old and new

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