Erik Koskinen and Angie Pykonen were my guests this afternoon. There will be a big benefit concert for Erik this coming Monday, February 28th at First Avenue. In case you haven’t heard, Erik’s vehicle and lots of his gear were stolen in December. I hope you’ll show up to support one of the most talented, nicest guys in the Twin Cities music scene.
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DJ Baby Swiss goes solo…as Dr. StrangeDub overslept and missed the show. An amazing mix of old and new that was described by the dubmaster The Technician as “F#$%@#@ Great!” The big cheese for the night threw together some Skatalites at Tubby’s, Steve Turre, Voodeux, Otto von Schirach, Subatomic Sound System, Amadi featuring Bunny Rugs, and more, culminating in a John Brown’s Body track, Ghost Notes, going out to some newly-minted ghosts… victims of Col. Gaddafi’s war on his own population.
Due to a computer error, mp3 archives for this broadcast are not available. The problem has been addressed and will resume as normal for next week. The Real Audio Archives are still available to listen to.
Edgar winner David Ellis talks with us about his novel Breach of Trust, a gritty tale of political corruption and murder at the highest levels of government. David Ellis was also the House Prosecutor who convicted Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich in the sensational Impeachment Trial before the Illinois Senate in January, 2009.
Also on this week’s show, National Book Award winner Pete Hautman joins us to talk about his newest young adult novels, The Big Crunch and Blank Confession.