Music

Mashing it up again inna Echo Chamber. Tonight featured the excellent new Dubmatix “Clash Of The Titans – The System Shakedown Remixes”. Also finally getting to Cherine’s free “mixtape” release JA9.25. And an interesting new release Fully Bearded – 15 Years of Tummy Touch Records in Dub in the mix tonight. Finally, woven throughout tonight’s program was Kevin Purdy’s cool new ambient soundscape album “Illumination” (on Soft Records).

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HAPPY 8th Birthday SETI – Love songs for my dog. I did yet my millionth EAS Test… but then broke the EAS alarm Bell. Killdozer, Hell on Heels, The Specials, Teddybears, Obits, Dead Milkmen, Mos Def, Doomtree, Harry Nilsson, King Khan, the Stooges, Supersuckers, LL Cool J, Dead Kennedy’s and MOOOOOORRREEE

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Tonight’s program features Advent music from the monks of Keur Moussa Abbey in Senegal. A short story follows about Advent in several areas of France.

New and old music in French follows from RFI (Radio France Internationale) with a common theme: l’Attente Amoureuse, or Lovers’ Wait. The program continues with selections from a variety of artists, both old and new.


Poet Gerry LaFemina talks about his newest book of poetry, Vanishing Horizon. He is currently the Director of the Frostburg Center for Creative Writing in Frostburg, Maryland. Before his career as a poet and professor, he was the lead singer of the hardcore punk band Expletive Deleted and the ska band Tom Collins and the Cocktail Shakers.

Also, we chat with Jason Skipper about his debut novel Hustle, featuring an alcoholic ex-con man grandfather who has has hustled for money and now redemption, his restless, philandering seafood salesman son who has has hustled for women and now hustles for love of a different sort, and his hopeful musician grandson struggling to make up for their past and somehow set course for the future.

Two interviews today,#1) Kelley Hunt who is playing at the Dakota in Mpls on December 2nd and 3rd, and #2) over in St. Paul at Wilebski’s Blues Saloon, Mississippi Heat on December 2nd. We talked with harmonica man, Pierre LaCocoque from that band. Two great interviews but only had time for 16 songs. See play list below:

Hymie’s Vintage Records owner Laura Hoenack stopped by to share some new releases and vinyl tracks!


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Fort Wilson Riot performed live! And, Phantom Tails joined us the second hour, in celebration of their split EP vinyl release!

This week the Pop Shop celebrates Dick Clark, born Nov 30, 1929, in Mount Vernon, New York. We’ll explore his musical legacy, from American Bandstand to Soul Unlimited and Where the Action Is. Clark was a pioneer in bringing pop music to television in the 1950s, and has built a media empire over the years that includes game shows (10,000 Pyramid) and other variety programs, as well as restaurants and theaters. To date, no one has figured out the secret to Clark’s ever-youthful appearance, although the Simpsons speculate that he’s really a robot.

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