Music

Thanks to Curtiss A for joining in with Angie Pykonen and me on the show today. He brought in a bag of great music, we chatted, laughed and loved sharing the afternoon with Curtiss.

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Another week with a ton of new stuff… Starting off with the excellent album “Ernest” from Volfoniq, following up with the new Paproota Dub Compilation Vol.2. From there we flowed into new tunes by Ashley (from “Land of Dub” on Dubkey), Nappy Riddem (on Fort Knox), See-I, Moshi Kamachi, Illuminati Congo, and our own Mutant Frogs.

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Scott Berger, a singer from the VocalEssence Chorus, speaks to us this evening about the outstanding choral Ensemble and Chorus and their director, Philip Brunelle. VocalEssence is giving a series of concerts featuring French Christmas carols, which will appear on a new cd. VocalEssence plays to packed audiences at each concert and is known for the beauty and originality of their singing. These Christmas concerts also showcase new carols commissioned by Philip Brunelle.


Acclaimed Native American author Leslie Marmon Silko joins us to talk about her memoir, The Turquoise Ledge. A former professor of English and fiction writing, Leslie Marmon Silko is the author of novels, short stories, essays, poetry, articles, and filmscripts.

James Lenfestey and Mark Gustafson also join us to talk about Robert Bly’s upcoming reading Monday, December 12th, of his translations of the 2011 Nobel Laureate Tomas Transtromer’s poetry in the book The Half-Finished Heaven, 7 p.m. at Plymouth Congregational Church.

No stranger to Write on Radio, James Lenfestey is a multi-faceted writer living in the Twin Cities. A journalist and author of four collections of poetry, including Cartload of Scrolls: 100 Poems in the Manner of T’ang Dynasty Poet Han-shan, he coordinated the conference Robert Bly in This World, edited a book by the same title, and chairs the Literary Witnesses series in Minneapolis.

Mark Gustafson is a classics professor and scholar of Robert Bly’s career, and is currently working on a biography of Robert Bly.

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Live in the Studio: Jaspar Lepak

Today’s musical journey begins in Brazil, then on to Venezuela, Colombia, Panama, Cuba, & Argentina!

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December 5, 1933, Prohibition ends in the United States, and we’ll drink to that! Listen with your favorite libation as we mix it up on the Pop Shop. Also this week, birthdays for Dennis Wilson, Chris Hillman and Little Richard. Bottoms up!

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