Bruce Utah Phillips was larger than life. His recent death left us with a irreplaceable void in our lives, but he lives on. Not only do we have his many recordings, we have two recently releases that are tributes to his legacy. Host Don Jacobson will be presenting both Utah's songs song by him and by artists who loved and respected his contribution. A very limited number of "Singing Through Hard Times," a 2 CD tribute to Utah on Ani DiFranco's label, will be available as thank you gifts.
Mayor Sam Adams has declared April to be Portland Comics Month in honor of the strong base of independent talent making their home in Oregon. Mike is joined by comics artist and PNCA instructor Neal Skorpen, who is leading a collaborative workshop at Stumptown on The Instant Graphic Novel.
A preview of the 2009 Stumptown Comics Festival and Portland Comics Month
Dark Horse Comics president Mike Richardson will be live in the studio Thursday morning to help preview the 2009 Stumptown Comics Festival April 17-19, which includes a benefit dinner Friday night for the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. Mayor Sam Adams has declared April to be Portland Comics Month in honor of the strong base of independent talent making their home in the area. Also in the studio will be comics artist and instructor Neal Skorpen, who'll be leading a workshop on The Instant Graphic Novel.
S.W. Conser speaks with John Law, co-founder of Burning Man and one of the legends of San Francisco's underground art scene. He will be at Powell's Books on Burnside tonight at 7:30 to read from "Space Between" a collection of three stories inspired by his lifelong obsession with bridges. Part dreamscapes, part adventure tales, these narratives take the reader on an exploration of bridges to inspire their contemplation on a structural as well as metaphysical level.
4/16: Host Kathleen Stephenson interviews best-selling author Meg Wollitzer about her recent novel, The Ten Year Nap. It's about the lives of women who opt out of the professional world to have kids and never go back. Meg Wolitzer's novels include Sleepwalking; This Is Your Life; Surrender, Dorothy; and The Wife. She lives in New York City.
Why I Must Be Careful had been on KBOO twice within a year's time. First on the last day before John headed to India to seek a drum master, secondly as soon as possible when I learned they had composed a new live set. I wanted it on the air, and so they played this new set on November 28, 2008.
Drummer, John Niekrasz has performed on Unherd with a variety of projects about 1/2 dozen times over the course of these 6 months of my program. It just so happens he is quite active. Seth Brown has not returned to UnHerd yet, but that means very little. Seth plays the Fender Rhodes, which plays so much in to the WIMBC sound, not just for its antique, detuned disonance, but for Seth's chops and unusual technique.
Host Dmae Roberts speaks with Allan Nause of Artists Repertory Theatre about their production of "Distracted" by Lisa Loomer. Also on the show, members of "A Sunbeam," currently at Passin Art Theatre at the Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center.
4/9: Host Ed Goldberg interviews Jayne Anne Phillips, author of "Lark and Termite, a novel of a sad death and a magical child in a West Virginia family. Jayne Anne Phillips was born and raised in West Virginia. Her first book of stories, Black Tickets, published in 1979 when she was 26, won the prestigious Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction. Jayne Anne Phillips' works have been translated and published in twelve foreign languages. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, and a Bunting Fellowship from the Bunting Institute of Radcliffe College. Her work has appeared most recently in Harper's, Granta, Doubletake, and the Norton Anthology of Contemporary Fiction. She has taught at Harvard University, Williams College, and Boston University, and is currently Professor of English and Director of a new MFA Program at Rutgers-Newark, the State University of New Jersey.