August 2007 Radio Rumpus Room Archives

In the fight between you and the world, back the world. — Franz Kafka

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He said to me: ‘You can’t sing like Nancy Nice Lady anymore. You have to sing for the truckers… You’ve been married and now you’re divorced, and people know that. So, let’s lose this virgin image. Let’s get rid of it.’

— Nancy Sinatra, recounting advice from Lee Hazelwood prior to the start of their creative collaborations

This week’s show paid tribute to two artists we lost this week to cancer: Dave Dean, founding member of Minneapolis’ Stillroven, and songwriter, producer and performer Lee Hazelwood.

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Tombstone hand and graveyard mind
I’m just twenty-two and I don’t mind dyin’.

— Bo Diddley, Who Do You Love
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David Beckey of Minneapolis’ pop-psych Autumn Leaves sat in this week and picked the music we spun during the show. Thanks, David!

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What did I say to you I’m losing my mind
I can’t remember what I’ve said half the time.
I’m walking a waltz between awake and asleep
I could use a good time.

— Lori Wray, Walking Tall
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Lori Wray and Todd Newman were on the show — yakkin’ and makin’ music, prior to their gig this coming Thursday, August 30, at the Acadia Club. The show featured the show’s (and likely the station’s) first over-the-phone duet!

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They’re souped up for thrills and there’s no limit to what they’ll do!

— tagline for Hot Rods To Hell (1967)

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We were joined at mid-show via phone by Barry Pirkola of Duluth’s Hoot Owls. The Owls will be playing at Saturday’s Surf Stomp at the Hexagon Bar. We talked about the challenges of being a surf’n‘hot rod band in Duluth, traditional hot rods and their great new album, Alien Scrapyard.

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