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PLEDGE DRIVE SHOW: You may make a pledge via this website. If you weave around, you’ll find the link. Tell them (them who track this stuff) you heard about it on Freewheelin’. Yada Yada.

Angie Pykonen (of KFAI’s In Your Ear) and I were joined by a couple of guests this afternoon:

Ron Thums (formerly of the great, sorely missed, Friday night show “Radio Rumpus Room”), stopped in to participate in the hijinx and keep the show focused in the right direction, whatever that means.

Also, Tea Simpson of L’Assassins stopped by. Freewheelin’ is sponsoring the L’Assassins Record Release & Pajama Party, Saturday night at Lee’s. Reckless Ones, Violent Shifter & DJ Travis will also be perfoming.

Anyway, Tea is a cool lady and we were thrilled she could stop in. Unfortunately, with all the pledge drive hoopla, we couldn’t give her as much time as we would like. We did manage to chat a bit, play a couple of L’Assassins and Reckless Ones songs, and have a few giggles. Hopefully, she and her bandmates will be back on the show sometime soon.

Thanks to all of you who made a pledge to Freewheelin’. I love ya’.

Think you may want to see a list of all the songs we played today? Then click “more” and you’ll be magically taken to the land of playlists. From there, you’ll also be able to link into the archive.

It was a crazy kind of night….in a cloud of ganja smoke…as Dr. StrangeDub and DJ Baby Swiss presented the annual Echo Chamber “Free the Marijuana” special. From the “Free the Marijuana” anthem of Audio Active & Bim Sherman, to Bill Laswell’s “Hashisheen” album; from I.R.P.‘s “I Dream of Marijuana”, to “Roll It” from Soom T & Mungo’s Hi-Fi, it was a very heady show indeed.


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We celebrate KFAI’s spring pledge drive with author Matthew Pearl, who joins us to talk about his new book, The Technologists. He is the author of the novels The Dante Club, The Poe Shadow, and The Last Dickens. His books have been New York Times bestsellers and international bestsellers translated into more than 30 languages.

In the second half of the show, we discuss the popularity of such post-apocalyptic works as The Hunger Games and The Road, and venture opinions as to why they’re so successful right now.

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