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Lowertown Reading Jam: Duende & the Sound of Soul
Produced by Daniel Zamzow

The Lowertown Reading Jam in St. Paul is a monthly literary series at Black Dog Cafe, sponsored by the Saint Paul Almanac. Each session features a different theme and curator. In this segment of “Live from Minnesota,” poet, philosopher and educator, J. Otis Powell, presents the theme “Duende and the Sound of Soul.” The show features excerpts from J. Otis, e.g. bailey, Leah Nelson, Andrea Jenkins and Louis Alemayehu.

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Steve Kaul and Mikkel Beckman of Steve Kaul & The Brass Kings plus Dave Babb stopped by the show today.

If you’d like to see a list of the songs we played, click the “more” button. You may also link into the archive of the show from that page.

New music included Otis Taylor, Mike Stevens & Matt Anderson, and Drew Nelson.

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Good to be back after 2 weeks of illness – check on 2 man advantage, Jeff and the Brotherhood, the Nails, Pidgeon, Xmal Deutschland, Birthday Party, Solex vs. Cristina M., Psychadelic Fuds, Dj Shaddow, John Spenser, and more

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Local musician and special guest deejay Joe Fahey drops by the Pop Shop with a crate of vinyl. Hear Joe’s spins, plus birthday cuts for Steve Marriott (Small Faces), Marty Balin (Jefferson Airplane) and Graham Nash (The Hollies). And a tribute to Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper to mark the anniversary (Feb 3) of the day the music died.

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Five stories from our 10,000 Fresh Voices Series:

1. Salsa Lisa
Produced by Britt Aamodt
Minnesota entrepreneur Lisa Nicholson broke into the salsa market in the mid-90s, with a fresh salsa appropriately dubbed “Salsa Lisa”. Today you’ll find her products in the refrigerated section at grocery stores across the country. KFAI’s Britt Aamodt has the scoop on Minnesota’s largest fresh salsa company.

2. Joia Soda: a new kind of pop
Produced by Britt Aamodt
The United States ranks first internationally in soft drink consumption. At home, work, or out and about, Americans like to clasp a cold one—usually old standbys, like Coke and Pepsi. But if you’re tired of the tried and true, consider this alternative: Joia is a Minneapolis-based company that brings creative mixology to soft drinks. KFAI’s Britt Aamodt talked to Joia’s founder, Bob Safford, about this new kind of pop.

3. Chocolatier BT McElrath
Produced by Britt Aamodt
In the late 1990s, Minneapolis chocolatier BT McElrath built a reputation on high-end truffles with unique savory accents, such as balsamic vinegar, lavender and cardamon. Today, the McElrath company has taken on a new challenge: producing the best basic chocolate bar it can…with a few flavor twists. KFAI’s Britt Aamodt toured the Northeast Minneapolis manufacturing plant during the roll-out of three new chocolate bar flavors.

4. Lowertown Reading Jam presents Duende and the Sound of Soul
Produced by Nancy Sartor & Daniel Zamzow
The Lowertown Reading Jam in St. Paul is a monthly literary series at Black Dog Cafe, sponsored by the Saint Paul Almanac. Each session features a different theme and curator. Recently, philosopher and educator, J. Otis Powell, presented the theme “Duende and the Sound of Soul.” The show featured J. Otis, e.g. bailey, Leah Nelson, Andrea Jenkins and Louis Alemayehu.

5. Savage Aural Hotbed
Produced by Dixie Treichel
Savage Aural Hotbed is a local band that fuses musical styles with unconventional “instruments,” including power tools and found objects. For more than 20 years, the quartet has been performing experimental music throughout the Twin Cities.

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We are on our best behavior this week. It’s all please and thank you and we say Mister to all the songs today.

Sub Sonic Stu filled in for Georgia this week.


Root Of All Evil Radio Playlist 1/29/12 with Brent, Mara, Klaus, and Bloodjohn

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