Karl Marlantes calls in to talk about his best-selling novel about the Vietnam War, Matterhorn.
In the second half of the show, poet Paula Cisewski joins us in the studio to talk about her second book, Ghost Fargo. Paula Cisewski is also the author of Upon Arrival and three poetry chapbooks. Ghost Fargo is the winner of the 2008 Nightboat Prize.
-Dakota Dave Hull / New Shirt / New Shirt / Arabica / 3:58
-Lowe Stokes His North Georgians / Wish I Had Stayed In The Wagon Yard / Hard Times In The Country / Document Records / 2:50
-Buck Ramsey / Windy Bill / Hittin’ The Trail / Smithsonian Folkways / 2:04
-Spike Jones / Wyatt Earp Makes Me Burp / Dinner Music… For People Who Aren’t Very Hungry! / Rhino / 2:47 Buck Ramsey / Wild Rippling Waters / Hittin The Trail[Disc 2] / Smithsonian Folkways / 2:56
It’s a given: as long as the music played on this show speaks to your soul, you are a Resident. We might ask you for money sometimes, but we’ll never ask to see your papers. It’s Gringo de Mayo today at the Rockhouse as we celebrate the many and glorious influences of Latino culture in music. The second half of the show celebrates the enduring contribution of the 45, courtesy of Mick Novak.
Welcome to another flight of the Rocket Ship… all abo-o-o-o-oard! This week, our ’60s set culminates in a Big Fight (in THIS corner, real-life onetime boxer and longtime pal of The Greatest, Voice Of The People head honcho PRINCEBUSTER!! And in THAT corner, onetime cop, archrival and later friend of Clement Dodd, and Treasure Isle head honcho DUKEREID!!) The bout takes up one entire side of a Blue Beat 45! Then, it’s all eras of ska with cuts by the Ska-Phonics, Derrick Patsy, Bad Manners, The Nails (newly reished on cd by City Beat!) and The Insteps with King Stitt, with Mobtown rounding off the hour. In hour 2, it’s Marc Ribot and Koop. with a double shot of solar vibes, but the night gets cool when the Coconut wafts outa the PA. Later, both Les Baxter and Cal Tjader Love Paris. The 4@4’s a colorful rainbow of ska_ just check the song titles! After an extended Lolli-lick by Bloodvessel and his merry krewe, it’s King Django back-to-back with King 7,
and before the hour’s up, we get a Party At Ground Zero… KABOOOOMMM!!!