Thanks to everyone who made a PLEDGE today. If you’d like to support the station and the show, just click over the the pledge button on the KFAI homepage and indicate your pledge is for Freewheelin’. Although we didn’t reach our goal for the show, we still have time to get there.
Thanks to KFAI’s Angie Pykonen and David Cummings for helping with the pledge rap today. Also, a big tip of the cap to our producer Bev Hlavac and all the wonderful volunteers who came in to answer the phones.
It was a weird day, with lots of equipment failures. At one point, I was bouncing around from studio to studio while the engineers were trying to get the gear to work properly. Even one of the CD players gave me trouble when I played a Captain Beefheart song. This is one of the reasons why listener support is so important…the keep the equipment working!
Most of the songs I played were from my private collection. We did, however, play another advance track from the new one by Hot Tuna. Very tasty.
Tonight the Echo Chamber once again embarked on a “Magic Dub Carpet Ride”: a musical journey to the Middle East, N.Africa, and the Indian subcontinent. So load up your hookah & join our dubwise ride from Cairo to Tehran…from Rajasthan to Jerusalem…from New Delhi to Marrakesh.
Jill Kargman joins us to talk about Sometimes I Feel Like a Nut. The author of The Ex Mrs. Hedgefund and Wolves in Chic Clothing, Jill Kargman firmly believes in Woody Allen’s magical math equation: Comedy = Tragedy + Time. Her newest book is a delightful collection of essays and observations based on Kargman’s family, her phobias (vans, mimes, clowns), and her ability to use humor as a tool to get past life’s obstacles.
Larry Millett will also be in the studio to talk about his newest Shadwell Rafferty-meets-Sherlock-Holmes-in-Minnesota mystery, The Magic Bullet. It’s a classic locked-room puzzle set in 1917 St. Paul, Minnesota.
Live music in the studio for pledge drive 2011:
Saxophonist Dan Kusz and his HOT swinging band:
They helped support KFAI and the blues by playing in the on-air studio during pledge drive. It was fun and helped me make money!