Part two of my tribute to Michael O'Neil, musician with global connections, and a tight connection to my own history.  As an extended family member, we've visited together both in France & MN, making connections to our shared love of music & life.  Having just spent some weeks with him in Paris, his adopted home for decades, we reconnected with great zeal. On today's program you can hear some of his collaboration with poet, John Noonan alongside 3 more original compositions.

A special all-Yard episode of the EC this week, a belated post-Jamaican Independence Day celebration complete with a ska-boogie set straight outa the pre-Skatalites ska-boogie era, which is to say centered in and around 1962! Laurel Aitken (with a certain Hyacinth alongside him),  Cecil Lloyd, Roland Alphonso (with and without Cecil), Prince Buster and Owen Gray all turn up…  oh, and also some cat named Lee Perry, in town with Subatomic Sound System at the Cedar Wed. night (Aug.

Doctors for Global Health (DGHheld its 21st General Assembly in Minneapolis (MN) during one of the year's most jarring week of police brutality events—the week of Philando Castile's death.  Theme-titled Narratives on Immigration, Refugees, and Race Through the Lens of Liberation Medicine, the Assembly featured keynote addresses by Minneapolis National Association for the Advancement of Colored Peoples (NAACP) President Nekima Levy-Pounds and medical and creative writer Syl Jones. 

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Return of the Groovy Bushman

After Petey gets his boy, Sputnik, the nuclear weapon he wanted, bad things happened, and civilization as we know it ended.  Now Petey and Moebius are trapped in the rumpus room in Petey's basement, and then… new character enters…  From the Radio Mouth Bandits, of Champaign, Illinois. 

Little Chills

ZPPR Productions series of short mysteries brings us Hatrack of Death.  

New music from Turkey, Cote D'Ivoire, Nigeria, Yemen/Israel, Minnesota/Cuba, and plenty of dub & reggae with Lee Perry coming to town this week.