Your friendly neighborhood Midnight Rider filled in for Sean this week, and the Rider gets his kicks, modern and otherwise, in space! Leading off: The Sinceros, who express the sci-fi alien saucer pilot's timeless request to "Take Me To Your Leader." A three-song "invasion" set consists of works by Moon Hooch, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu and Scarlet Slipping. New York's The Slackers, usually a ska/reggae outfit, very capably steep their "Spaceman 3104" in a cosmic Bowie vibe, while sending ska itself into space (aboard a "Satellite") is Australia's Melbourne Ska Orchestra.
David Unowsky of Subtext Books joins us to speak with Bob Gilbert about his new novel The Shady Elders of Zion, a comedic Minnesota ghost story. He is also the author of Mintwood Place, a novel of romantic suspense.