Connie Willis talks about her science fiction/historical novel Blackout. Connie Willis is the author of many book awards, including 10 Hugo awards and 6 Nebula awards.
In the second half of the show, several writers featured in the University of Minnesota’s First Books event join us to talk about their work. Among them are Laura Flynn, author of Swallow the Ocean; Michael Medrano, author of Born in the Cavity of Sunsets; Michael Walsh, author of The Dirt Riddles; Peter Bognanni, author of The House Tomorrow; and Lightsey Darst, author of Find the Girl. They are reading Thursday, March 25th, at 7 p.m. in the AI Johnson Great Room in the McNamara Alumni Center.
-Hull, Dakota Dave / New Shirt / New Shirt / Arabica / 3:58
-Foghorn String Band / Stagger Lee / Weiser Sunrise / Nettwerk / 2:11
-Van Ronk, Dave / Michigan Water Blues / Someone Else, Not Me / Philo / 4:04
-Parr, Charlie / Jesus on the Mainline / Jubilee / Little Judges / 3:30
-Ollabelle / Soul of Man / Ollabele / Columbia / 3:59
-Tom, Brad and Alice / The Christians’ Goodnight / Holly Ding / Copper Creek / 4:28
-Blue Murder / The Land Where You Never Grow Old / No One Stands Alone / Topic / 4:25
What is this business about giving things up for 40 days? DJ Fathertime AKA The Enabler joins us for a 3-hour exploration of sin. Just think: in 10 days we can all go back to being lustful and envious again!
Welcome back to the RSST! This week, a mostly-moldies 1st hour somehow manages to wind up in the 21st Century with a track from Public Property. Then, Sherwood B. Funn hangs out in the ’70s and ’80s with the likes of The Coconuts (think Kid Creole), Art Of Noise, Tom Waits and Yellow Magic, chucking in a late-‘90s Combustible Edison nugget before winding up in moldie-ville himself with a little Mancini here, some Tadd Dameron there.
Then Cap’n and Cozy (with a little help from Sherwood) pump up the ’80s ska machine with a 2Tone set, reprise youngest-Lollipopper-ever Beverly Staunton, and kick it into the End-zone with some English Beat, Bim Skala Bim and Madness. Crayzeee!