Another special night in the Echo Chamber as we featured an interview of Eric Blowtorch (following his show in Minneapolis); a bunch of new Echo Beach:http://www.echobeach.de/ music; and a number of other new releases by the likes of Masia One, Nkulee Dube, Jazmin Solar/Sanchez Dub, and others…
Guest Marya Morstad speaks of the upcoming films and other festivities of the Minneapolis/St. Paul InernationaL Film Festival. St. Anthony Main Cinema will be the site of greatly enlarged festival.
Tonight’s music features an eclectic selection of music, both old and new from France and other French-speaking countries. Two interesting songs from Africa are sometimes amusing and surprising about the growth of women’s rights (La Condition Masculine by Francis Bebey Samba by les Amazones de Guinée).
We speak with Sloane Crosley about her new book How Did You Get This Number. She is also the author of the bestselling essay collection I Was Told There’d Be Cake, which was a finalist for the Thurber Prize for American Humor and is in development as a series on HBO.
In the second half of the show, we speak with Mark Sieve about his funny memoir, Call Me Puke, which won a 2009 Midwest Book Award for humor. He is an actor, producer and director as well as the co-creator of the Renaissance vaudeville team Puke Snot, the longest running two-man comedy duo in the country and a headline show at festivals and comedy clubs throughout North America.