Our guests are acclaimed novelist Tim O’Brien and poet Cody Walker.
Tim O’Brien is best known for his landmark novel The Things They Carried, which has just been reissued in a 20th anniversary edition. O’Brien’s other books include Going After Cacciato, In the Lake of the Woods, and July, July.
Cody Walker teaches English at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He was voted Seattle’s Poet Populist for 2008. His poetry collection, Shuffle and Breakdown is published by The Waywiser Press. More information can be found about him at CodyWalker.net:http://codywalker.net.
-Hull, Dakota Dave / New Shirt / New Shirt / Arabica / 3.58
-Chestnut Grove Quartet / Another Friend Is Gone / Unknown / Unknown / 2.11
-Davis, Rev. Gary / Death Don’t Have No Mercy / Harlem Street Singer / Bluesville-Original Blues Classics / 4.43
-Hinkley, Bill Larson, Judy / Western Borders / Out In Our Meadow / Red House / 3.53
-Lang, Peter / Poor Howard / Lycurgus / Horus Records / 2.44
-Nugrape Twins / I Got Your Ice Cold Nugrape / American Primitive / Revenent / 2.55
To commemorate the fact that KFAI broadcast out of its own Studio One for a short while Tue. night, the first 20 minutes this week were wall-to-wall Studio 1 (label) tracks produced by Clement Coxsone Dodd at his famed Kingston recording facility, housed in a former jazz club that had been known as The End. When The End came to an end, Dodd moved in and the rest is musical history. A requested Inspecter 7 track also made its way into the first hour. Hour 2 saw Sherwood B. Funn debut the new Waitiki 7 release New Sounds of Exotica, while the 4(+2)@4, a random selection of US ska, preceded the original My Boy Lollipop, birthed in New York in 1956 by Barbie Gaye and an ace studio crew for Darl Records, laying out a textbook Blue Beat shuffle years before anybody was calling it that (Other examples would include Fats Domino’s Be My Guest and Rosco Gordon’s No More Doggin’). And that’s Pre-History Of Ska 101 for this week, kiddies!