Performance poet J. Otis Powell! phones in to talk about the re-release of his spoken word CD Theology: Love and Revolution.
Also in this show, Peter Hessler talks about his book Country Driving: A Journey through China from Farm to Factory. Peter Hessler is also the author of the Kiriyama Book Prize-winning River Town, which explored China’s changing sense of geography, and Oracle Bones , a National Book Award finalist that examines the role of history in contemporary China. Country Driving, exploring the impact of the automobile and the improved road system in China, completes the trilogy.
-Hull, Dakota Dave / New Shirt / New Shrit / Arabica / 3.58
-Holiday, Billie / I Loves You Porgy / Complete Decca Recordings / MCA / 2.58
-Armstrong, Louis his Orchestra / Coal Cart Blues / Complete Decca Sessions / MCA / 2.56
-Hutchison, Frank / West Virginia Rag / Complete Recorded Works / Document / 2.57
-Kessinger Brothers / West Virginia Special / Complete Recordings, Vol. 2 (1929) / Document / 3.02
-Chesnut, Ted / He’s Only a Miner Killed in the Ground / Kentucky Mountain Music / Yazoo / 2.33
Tax Day on the Rockhouse. While you’re busy looking for an envelope and stamp to send in your 1040 Form, we’ll spin the good stuff. We’ll celebrate Fashion Week, happening now in the Twin Cities. Speaking of fashion, Hotpants in the house for the second half of the show. Their fabulous 45s will make us all feel like super models. Are you ready for your close-up?