Our guests are members of the St. Poetry Slam Team and winners of the 2009 National Poetry Slam Championship. Matthew Rucker, Khary Jackson (aka 6 is 9) Kyle Myhre (aka Guante) and Sierra DeMulder talk about the competition and upcoming events.
N.M. Kelby is also in the studio with us to talk about her newest book, a collection of short stories called A Travel Guide for Reckless Hearts. N.M. Kelby is the author of The Constant Art of Being a Writer and several novels, including In the Company of Angels. She is working on the movie Whale Season with Dwight Yoakam.
-Hull, Dakota Dave / New Shirt / New Shirt / Arabica
-Van Ronk, Dave / Somebody Else, Not Me / Someone Else, Not Me / Philo
-Akers, Garfield / Dough Roller Blues / The Best There Ever Was / Yazoo
-Gillum, Bill “Jazz” / Uncertain Blues / The Bluebird Recordings 1934-1938 / Bluebird/RCA
-Chestnut Grove Quartet / Where No Cabins Fall / Legendary Chestnut Grove Quartet / County
-Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet / Rock My Soul / Gospel Train / Universal
-Tharpe, Sister Rosetta / Rock Me / Shout Sister Shout / Proper
This week’s highlights: a first-hour salute to the late Byron Lee’s Dynamic label and its roster of fine ska-tists, the long and short of it on Sherwood’s Planet, and yet another 4(+3)-in-a-row Bucket Hingley (Moon, Ska Satellite, Megalith founder) tribute in anticipation of his band The Toasters’ 10/22 appearance at Triple Rock. Barbie Gibbidyup Gaye’s pioneering Lollypop (see LOTW week 1) gets reprised, just to remind y’all who set the ball rolling back in ’56.