On Thursday, April 22nd, celebrated author Alexander McCall Smith talks about his newest book, The Double Comfort Safari Club, the newest installment in the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency Series, which introduced readers to Precious Ramotswe.
Also this week, Christopher Valen joins us to talk about his thriller, The Black Minute, which is a finalist for a Midwest Book Award, and which features the fictional detective John Santana of the St. Paul Police Department.
It’s Earth Day here at the Rockhouse. We’ll put out the call to action with some music about the wonderful world. We’ll spend quite a bit of time in one of the most wonderfulest parts of the world – New Orleans as we kick off JazzFest with 90 minutes of music from the Crescent City courtesy of special guest Mark Trehus.
After this week’s 1st-gen oldies set, the mighty Tokyo Ska delivers the first of 4 rounds with a track from pretty deep in their own history, Hurry Up!! from Moods for Tokyo Ska. Later, you hear ‘em backing Rico here and Ringo there, and bringing the symphony (and the surf!) on Ai no Sanka with Strings… coffee, anyone? André Popp, B. Bumble, Tipsy and Harry Partch help provide the soundtrack in the Voovie Doo Lounge, and the mysterious Fizzy sings the Lolli rerun-of-the-week after another never-before-played-on-RSST 4(+1)-in-a-row (all Japanese cuts, btw), and live, from Argentina… The Skatalites! Bravissimo!
From deep in the archives, music recorded on cassette during travels around Scandinavia in the spring and summer of 1982. From festival campgrounds and rural farmhouses to outdoor concerts complete with babies babbling, car and truck traffic, the occasional airplane and lots of bird sounds. And a few pieces by yours truly…..