Michael Sheldon calls in to talk about his book Mark Twain: Man in White: The Grand Adventure of His Final Years. Michael Sheldon is also the author of biographies of George Orwell and Graham Greene.
Also this week, we talk with poet Matthew Mauch, a recent participant in the Intermedia Arts Writer-to-Writer Mentorship Program. His poem Black Wool As the Answer to Everything, the Antidote For, the Synonym Of, In Medias Res, Black Wool is Love— was a finalist in the Sonora Review Poetry Contest, and will appear in the spring issue.
-Dave Van Ronk / Mack The Knife / A Chrestomanthy / Gazell Productions / 2:36
-Hot Jazz Ernest Holder / Holah, The Hot Vienna Boys / Unknown / Unknown / 3:20
-Machito / Intermezzo (Souvenir De Vienna) / Tabu / Proper / 3:20
-Cannon’s Jug Stompers / Walk Right In / The Complete Works of Cannon’s Jug Stompers / Yazoo 2:55
-Cannon’s Jug Stompers / Going To Vienna / The Complete Works 1927-1930 / Yazoo / 2:33
-Otto Virgial / Little Girl In Rome / American Primitive, Vol. II: Pre-War Revenants (1897-1939) / Revenant / 2:38
The RSST gets blue… beat, that is! We open with a set that contains blue or blues in either the artist name, the track title, the record label, or all three! The bluest: Brigitte Bond the Blue Beats – Blue Beat Baby, on Blue Beat Records! Sherwood unearths a piece of KFAI history, playing Tea-A-Wanna-Whistle (the Little City In Space news theme) uninterrupted by yakety-yak for the first time in the 31 years the station’s been on the air(!) and Hour 3 features a Django-centric 4(+1)-in-a-row. Again we couldn’t scare up a fresh Lolli this week.