New music included Eilen Jewell, Jake Manders, Candye Kane, and Grayson Capps.
Thanks to Jake Manders and Alyssa Bicking for stopping in to the show today. They performed a few songs live in-studio plus we played a couple of tracks from Jake’s new CD. By the way, Freewheelin’ First Friday will be presenting Jake’s CD Release Party at the 331 Club this Friday night at 10:00.
Also, guitar great Eric Johnson called in for a brief phone interview. He’s in town Thursday night at the Varsity Theatre.
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As usual, something for everybody in the Echo Chamber…starting off with a cool new dub from Ital Roots Players, followed by new music from The Angel, I.vette, Process Rebel, Juakali, Copia Doble Systema, Mahom, and Easy Star All Stars. As part of our summer mix series we included an excellent mix from Saetchmo called Short Trip Into Space and Back.
When Swiss took over in the 4:00 hour, listeners found out why It’s Fun To Listen To YMCK…and their cheesy-cute 8-bit video arcade chiptune/dancehall (“chiphall?”) riddim “Collect The Wind – Happy End”, kicking off a set that reintroduces the world to Grace Jones via her new “Hurricane/Hurricane Dub” dubble CD. Also in the set, new artist (to us) Diva, along with Rico, Tsuyoshi Kawakami and Dub Syndicate.
Tonight’s guest is Jan Dolphin, who has written a charming and useful new guidebook to Paris, Paris From the Heart. The guide includes an introduction full of tips to the visitor along with five booklets, each covering a walking tour of a specific area of interest. Each booklet concludes with a list of restaurants nearby. Jan speaks of how and why she wrote this guide. She also includes great photos and past illustrations of Paris.
Joining us this week is Lisa See, who talks about her newest novel, Dreams of Joy, recently chosen as Time magazine’s best pick for the summer. Lisa See is the author of several other novels, including Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, and Shanghai Girls.
We also talk with Dan Morrison, author of The Black Nile: One Man’s Amazing Journey through Peace and War on the World’s Longest River. Kevin Sites has called The Black Nile Part On the Road, part Fear and Loathing in Africa, Dan Morrison takes us with him on his journey down the Nile — teaching us, by example, to be explorers of both the world and ourselves.”