Music

Tonight is our Bastille Day program, celebrating the overthrow of the French Monarchy. Music will include the national anthem, la Marseillaise, in several versions. Other songs are from the time (1789) and some are modern based on the theme of the French Revolution. Louise and Caryl will also tell of past memories of their 14 juillet, along with announcements of present-day celebrations.

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We talk Nina Darnton about her debut novel An African Affair, which is set in Lagos, Nigeria, where Nina and her husband lived for 2 years while working as journalists.

We also talk with Kevin Brixius, singer, songwriter, poet, and emcee of the Bosso Poetry Company, performing the second Thursday of the month at Dusty’s in Northeast Minneapolis. More information about Kevin Brixius is available at bossoenterprises.com:http://bossoenterprises.com.

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Live music in the studio today…Elijah Blue and his new band:

Elijah the Crazy 8’s. Elijah recently got married and had his eighth child, he also turned his life around by quitting drinking.
He came in the studio to tell about his new life style and all the gigs that have come his way since his recovery. You can find him at the Moon Dance Jam July 14th, 15th 16th.

Elijah The Crazy 8’s.

I did get in some recorded music today as well. See play list below.

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California band Raining Jane stopped by to play live and share a song from their brand new album—a worldwide radio debut!

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Homenaje a Facundo Cabral

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Cosmic Dancer DJ Ryan Bouchey guest-DJ’ed on Spin w/ Cyn spinning favorite punk, garage rock and glam such as he plays on his Cosmic Dancer dance nights every Weds. at Nick and Eddie.

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Kenny Rogers & the First Edition’s “Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love to Town” tops the charts in the summer of ’69. Ten years later, riots ensue at Comiskey Park, when drunken and drug-addled baseball fans storm the field for “Disco Demolition Night,” a promotional event sandwiched between the Chicago White Sox and Detroit Tigers doubleheader. For fans, .98 and a disco record were admission to melee! Does disco really suck? Tune into the Pop Shop and find out!

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Cornbread Harris profile and concert
Produced by Michelle Bruch & Daniel Zamzow

Octogenarian Cornbread Harris still gigs around in the Twin Cities. Recognized for his wit, soulful blues and signature style, he’s also renowned for his famous son—music producer Jimmy “Jam” Harris, who has worked with artists including Prince, Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson and Gwen Stefani. Cornbread Harris performed on Minnesota’s first rock record 55 years ago, and his most recent album is a compilation of performances with Cadillac Kolstad, a Twin Cities rockabilly artist. He is currently the subject of a documentary in production titled, “Man, Blues and God – The Life of Cornbread Harris” by Thomas Zocher.

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