Music

Thanks again to Ron & Jean of the show formerly known as Radio Rumpus Room for filling in for me last week. Today, Angie Pykonen from KFAI’s In Your Ear sat in with me. We previewed the upcoming Freehweelin’ 1st Friday show at the 331 with some songs by the 99’ers and some of Zippy Caplan’s groups including the Surf Dawgs, The Litter, and White Lightning.

New releases included new one’s from Leon Russell & Elton John, Rick Holmstrom with Juke Logan and Stephen Hodges, Keller & The Keels, The Surf Dawgs, and The 99ers.

Click on “more” to review the entire playlist. Also, you can listen to the archive of the show by clicking on the playback of your choice. It starts right after the news, about 4 minutes into the file.

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Akwaaba mix
with Brad Wrolstad

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Once again we camped out at the Dub Club Tiki Bar for the annual “Echo Beach” dog days of summer special. This is a bit different kind of Echo Chamber — as we actually played some rock ‘n roll: that twangy, instrumental surf rock (from the likes of the Ventures and the Del-Tones). Then, once the martinis were well shaken, we got into some soul and funky R&B. Things were really cookin’ and the Tiki Bar was heavy with kali smoke. So we cooled things down with a variety of lounge, world, and swanky jazz…and a bit of electro dub.

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Ian Rans joins us to spin a few of his favorite audio flavors and also give us a little skinny on Drinking With Ian, and it’s big move after 6 years – starting the 7th live – ever other Tuesday night http://www.drinkingwithian.com/
where you can watch it on the web (*if your a cable-less poor person like me who was sure that I’d never be able to see the show – unless I was at Grumpies or on site – BUT NOW I CAN – so can you!!!
while you’re waiting for that – you can listen to this. All Ian – all the time – just the way you like it.

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Flutist Patrick Dillery, formerly of St. Paul and now New York City, is our special guest tonight. Patrick discusses the importance of France in the development of the instrument and he plays works by French composers. Patrick is a dedicated artist who plays and teaches throughout the world.

The 9:00-10:00 segment features new and old French artists from many countries singing and playing on the theme In the Torpor of Summer.

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Journalist and Star Tribune Books editor Laurie Hertzel joins us in the studio to talk about her book News to Me: Adventures of an Accidental Journalist. She will be reading from and talking about it Tuesday, Sept. 7th at the Loft Literary Center and also Monday, Sept. 13th at Magers and Quinn.

In the second half of our show, Francine Marie Tolf joins us to talk about her memoir, Joliet Girl and also her full length poetry collection, Rain, Lilies, Luck. Her poems and essays have appeared in numerous journals including Water-Stone, Southern Humanities Review, Poetry East and A View from the Loft.

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Interview with Anais Mitchell and special preview of new concert series at Aster Cafe with live performance by Joanna Jahn!

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