Romanian-born author and NPR essayist Andrei Codrescu joins us to talk about his new book of poetry, Jealous Witness, a collection inspired by New Orleans as it grappled with Hurricane Katrina. The book also includes a CD of of music by the New Orleans Klezmer AllStars, and we play two cuts from that CD.
In the second half of the show, Darren Shan talks about his newest young-adult novel, Death’s Shadow, the 7th book in the Demonata series.
All the ghouls, goblins, and dreads gathered with Dr. Seaton, Dr. StrangeDub, and DJ Baby Swiss in the Echo Chamber of Horrors… The good doctors of DUB cooked up quite a dark treat for their annual Halloween show. The scene was set with the spine tingling creepiness of Raz Mesinai’s The Unspeakable album and soundbytes from the movies The Exorcist, Dracula, and Frankenstein, and from radio theater pieces such as The Black Cat based on the Poe poem. One centerpiece of the show was the release from Tino Corp. that fit the program perfectly: Tino’s Breaks Volume 6 – Hallowe’en Dub.
Manny Brothern plays Ellington
Music of and a tribute to the late Manny Brothern, pianist from northern Minnesota who “played Ellington better than the Duke himself”, presented by his son Lance Brothern.