Sometimes, it's a good to look a little more closely at an artist. Some recent events give a reason to spend a little more time thinking about them. Willie Nelson turned eighty earlier this month, and the recent deaths of British pub rocker, Ian Dury, and the eclectic Ray Manzarek of The Doors triggered many memories to revisit these acts. "Theme Attic," the radio show that picks themes and plays music from a variety of genres about selected subjects, will feature tributes to these interesting musicians.
Two great recent podcasts from the internet: from Philosophy Talk, "Faith, Reason, & the Art of Living," plus a TED Talk, by Maria Bezaitis, "The Surprising Need for Strangeness." Can't catch the broadcast, or you want to listen again? From this website, anytime after broadcast, click on Talk Shows--Monday Forum--(select date).
Join host Tom Wilson on "Space is the Place" as he presents two classics on their anniversaries, the 45th for The Small Faces, "Ogden's Nut Gone Flake" and the 40th for Gongs "Flying Teapot." Both recordings are considered to be Avant Garde gems and successful on their own terms. Plus, check out new music from the experimental jazz / rock icons, "Massacre." Be sure to listen to "Space is the Place," on Friday May 24th from 6 - 8 p.m. as Tom & WHFR are "making waves in space!"
Memorial Day is almost here, so "Theme Attic," the radio show that picks themes and plays music from a variety of genres about selected subjects, will feature some songs loosely based on the day and will also continue with a little more "best of the best" Hall of Fame artists to start the weekend off early. Join host DJ Phil Maq on Wednesday, May 22, at 10:00AM for his clever and unusual takes on music!
"Metaphysically Speaking" takes on a holistic bent tis month. Be sure to join host Mike Holloway and his special guest, HIV / AIDS Educator and Activist, Kathy Gerus as she talks about her struggles as a HIV survivor and her organization, Stitches Woman's Initiatives, which deals with women's health and safety issues.
Ready to listen to important thoughts? This week's choices for maintaining an active mind are: "The Demands of Morality," hosted by two philosophy professors at Stanford U., and "3 Rules to Spark Learning," by Ramsey Musallem--from another TED (Technology-Education-Design) Conference with cutting edge ideas. This hour is, itself, a podcast on this website to listen to anytime after our broadcast, so NO excuses to not THINK; click on Talk Shows--Monday Forum--(select date).
One segment on the show today begins our series of interviews--to continue in upcoming shows--with the challengers to be on the ballot for Dearborn City Council in the August 6 primary election . Kristyn Taylor will be responding to our questions and giving her opinions--and asking for your vote.
Join host Tom Wilson as he presents a special live recording of one of the greatest avant jazz/rock bands ever - Soft Machine. This music was recorded 40 years ago, May 17th, 1973, in Germany. The great significance of this recording is the excellent sound quality. In addition, it features Gary Boyle on guitar and Art Themen on sax, both of whom help to make this a unique - yet, short lived - version of the band. Two pioneers of avant garde music and long time friends, Brian Eno and Robert Fripp will be showcased as well. Both gentlemen celebrate birthdays this week.
"Theme Attic," the radio show that picks themes and plays music from a variety of genres about selected subjects, settles into Wednesday mornings by featuring a "best of the best" "Theme Attic Hall of Fame Show!" There won't be a need for any other themes, but it's likely that a couple of minor ones will take form. Join host DJ Phil Maq on Wednesday, May 15, at 10:00AM for his clever and unusual takes on music!
SPECIAL recent podcasts from the internet: the latest news and information from Sierra Club and The Planetary Society, plus a TED Talk by David Pogue, New York Times technology writer, telling us "Ten Time-Saving Ways to Use Technology." (Note: locally produced 'Dearborn Heights News & Views' is expected to return next month on the second Tuesday.)