Wow…another bonanza week of new releases. First up was the dubwise worldwide trip that is Jah Wobble’s “Welcome to My World”. Followed this with “Best of Deep Root” which covers Deep Root releases 01-031. More new releases from Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad (“Live Up!! Vol.2”), Dubblestandart (“Chrome Optimism Remixes”), Jah-N-I, Clinton Fearon (“Mi Deh Yah”), Duck, Blue King Brown, and more…
Poet and editor Jim Lenfestey joins us to talk about Low Down and Coming On: A Feast of Delicious and Dangerous Poems about Pigs. An anthology of 133 poems (and one recipe) by 104 poets from around the world, it’s been described as corpulent and spicy. The anthology is dedicated to poet and essayist Bill Holm, whose idea it was before he died unexpectedly in 2009.
Also in this week’s show, we talk with novelist John Reimringer about his debut novel Vestments, the story of a St. Paul-based young Catholic priest still coming to terms with his vocation and family history.
Authenticity is the buzz word of the moment. “Be true to yourself.” “Be your real self.” “Be the person you were meant to be.” The message is loud and clear. Or is it? There is pressure from all around (family, friends, co-workers, the media, and society at large) telling us it’s more important to be liked and to fit in than it is to be who we truly are. We’re also constantly bombarded with messages telling us that we aren’t good enough and need to be fixed.
Kinshasha has an important conversation with Mike Robbins about this important subject of authencity.