Wednesday MidDay Medley
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Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Lily Tomlin + Tyson Leslie + The Fog +
HEAR Now: The Audio Fiction & Arts Festival
1. “Main Title Instrumental – It’s Showtime Folks”
from: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to All That Jazz / 1980 [WMM’s theme song]
2. John Velghe & The Prodigal Sons – “Big Tent Revival (feat. Alejandro Escovedo)”
from: Organ Donor Blues / Lakeshore Records / June 24, 2014
[John Velghe – vocals, guitar, piano, and rhodes with The Prodigal Sons: Mike Alexander on guitars and vocals, Chris Wagner on bass guitar and vocals, Matt Anderson on Drum Kit, Michael Walker on Trombone, Sam Hughes on Saxophones, and Hermon Mehari on Trumpet. With Kirsten Paludan on vocals, and Josh Quint on pedal steel. Alejandro Escovedo shares in vocals on three album tracks and plays guitars on a few others. Produced by John Velghe. Recording and Mastering was Engineered by Duane Trower. Recorded and Mastered at Weights and Measures Soundlab, Kansas City, MO. Mixing and additional Recording at Guttersnipe Recording Co. Kansas City, MO.
[John Velghe & The Prodigal Sons play recordBar, June 13 w/ SquidsKC, & The Silver Maggies.]
3. The Matchsellers – “White Bathtub”
from: Kosciusko County / Independent / December 27, 2014
[First full-length original album from The Matchsellers. Classically trained violinist Julie Bates from Kansas City, and a Chicago blues guitarist from Warsaw, Indiana, Andrew Morris. They met in Leipzig, Germany. During their year of living in the former East Germany, the pair began reanalyzing the songs of their homeland, and developed a tight yet gritty bluegrass style. In the summer of 2013 they left their jobs to hit the road and haven’t looked back. They’ve toured Germany, the UK, the Czech Republic, and 21 United States, averaging 170 shows a year. Kosciusko County is a county in Indiana with a town called Warsaw as it’s county seat. Formed in 1836. It was named after the Polish general Tadeusz Kościuszko who served in the American Revolutionary War and then returned to Poland. More info at http://thematchsellers.com%5D
[The Matchsellers play The Backroom Gallery, Fri, June 12, at 8:00 pm. KC Porchfest Sat, June 13, at 1:00 pm. Here’s To The Roots, at The Dubliner, on Sunday, June 14, 4:00 – 8:00 pm.]
4. Ruddy Swain – “Dark Moon”
from: Ruddy Swain [EP] / Independent / November 13, 2011
[Ruddy Swain is David Regnier of Dead Voices and Lauren Krum of The Grisly Hand.
From http://www.kzfr.org: The song has been recorded by Bob Dylan, Dave Van Ronk, The Washington Squares, Bobby Bare, Mercury Rev, The Black Crowes, The Mitchell Trio, Willie Nelson, Nanci Griffith, Cat Power, The Leaves and, in a reworded version, The Byrds. The version recorded by Willie Nelson was used in the film Brokeback Mountain and inaccurately credits Bob Dylan as the songwriter. He was a Friend of Mine” had its origins in a song called “Shorty George” that musicologist John Lomax collected in the 1930’s from inmates at southern prisons and work farms. The most notable version was performed by a guitar playing inmate in Texas named Smith Casey. The title “Shorty George” refers to the train that carries convicts away to their prison. In some versions the singer laments the death of a friend, but in others (like Leadbelly’s) the deceased isn’t a friend but a person of questionable character. In all versions the dead guy was a traveling person, a rambler who dies either on the road or on a train. Lomax’s notes describe it as a “blues” and a “dirge for a dead comrade.” For his part Dylan wrote in the “Bootleg Series” notes that he had adapted “He Was a Friend of Mine” from a song he had learned from Blind Arvella Gray (1906-1980), a Chicago street singer. ]
[Ruddy Swain play PorchestKC, Saturday, July 13. Ruddy Swain play Boulevardia, Saturday June 20, at 7:00 on the Greenville Acoustic Stage. The Grisly Hand play Boulevardia, Sunday, June 21, at 2:00 pm just before Big Head Todd & The Monsters.]
10:13 – Underwriting
10:15 – Interview with David Ossman, Judith Walcutt, Jordan Taylor, Khalil Odum, & David Luby
Theatre director and teacher, David Luby, joined us with Paseo students Jordan Taylor and Khalil Odum spoke about their experiences of writing. Students from the Paseo Academy For the Performing Arts in Kansas City wrote and recorded live radio dramas. On Friday, June 12, at 7:00 pm these students will present these recordings and also perform live, at the Heartland Forum, at Crown Center, for The Mark Time Awards, the most prominent awards worldwide for original radio drama. The Mark Time Awards are part of the HEAR Now: The Audio Fiction and Arts Festival.
David Ossman and Judith Walcutt are presenting The Mark Time Awards (marktimeawards.org), this week in conjunction with the HEAR Now Festival. After 16 years they have moved their awards to KC and launched a new education program in KC public schools.
In April and May recently, Judith Walcutt through her Otherworld Media a 501(c)3 organization (http://otherworldmedia.com/) led a series of workshops at the Paseo Fine & Performing Arts High School with Theater, Creative writing and Broadcasting students from 9th-12th grades. She designed the curriculum to in part teach listening and collaboration skills using the radio theater / audio arts performance as the focus area.
Each student was encouraged to write and produce a short audio performance or recorded audio piece. We even built a temporary digital multi-track recording studio at Paseo for the week to help the students produce their pieces.
During a week in May, approximately 40 students attended the week-long workshops (Sound Play) with Judith to learn various techniques and ways to perform. Twelve student creations were presented and performed live on May 15th at the Paseo High School in the recital hall. David Luby, a theater teacher at Paseo helped facilitate the workshops and partnership with Otherworld Media.
To culminate the education program, this week (June 8-12, 2015), a core group of twelve Paseo high School students will be participating in The Mark Time Academy as part of The Mark Time Awards ceremony to be held 7:00PM Friday June 12th, at Heartland Forum theater as part of the HEAR Now Festival.
The students will be at The Paseo HS (blackbox theater) Monday-Wednesday working and rehearsing with David Ossman (Firesign Theater), Judith Walcutt and other professionals this week to refine and perfect live performance of their creations which will be performed live as part of The Mark Time Awards ceremony Friday evening June 12, 2015 at 7PM and preceding Right Between the Ears at 8PM. Awards and student performances will be at the Heartland Forum Theater in the shops at Crown Center.
The Mark Time Awards and Academy workshops which will now be an annual occurrence and partnership with the Paseo High School in KC for as long as funding is sustained. This is privately funded with contributions and private foundation underwriting. No public education funds are used for this project.
05. Jordan Taylor’s radio piece – “Jordan_Whispers”
On Friday, June 12, at 7:00 pm these students will present these recordings and also perform live, at the Heartland Forum, at Crown Center, for The Mark Time Awards, the most prominent awards worldwide for original radio drama. The Mark Time Awards are part of the HEAR Now: The Audio Fiction and Arts Festival. More info at http://hearnowfestival.org
10:28 – Interview with Lily Tomlin
Lily Tomlin was born in Detroit, MI and was originally headed for a career in medicine until elective courses in theater arts compelled her to leave college to become a performer. Over a 40-year career Tomlin has won two Tonys, two Peabodys, six Emmys, a Grammy, the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards, plus the Mark Twain Prize for American humor. She has made 18 films and was nominated for an Oscar for her debut in Robert Altman’s “Nashville.” Tomlin lives in Los Angeles with her partner, writer Jane Wagner.
6. Mark Interviews Lily Tomlin
Recorded June 3, 2015 by phone with Lily Tomlin calling in from Los Angeles
11:02 – Station ID
7. Lily Tomlin – “Mrs. Beasley – Consumer Tips”
from: Modern Scream / Polydor / 1977
[Lily Tomlin, will be appearing in Kansas City at The Muriel Kauffman Theatre at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Sunday, November 20, at 7:00 PM. For more information kauffmancenter.org or 816-994-7222.]
8. Tyson Leslie – “A Mourning To Lament”
from: Train Wrecks, Havoc & Heartbreak / Independent / October 21, 2013
11:09 – Interview with Tyson Leslie
Guitarist, bassist, keyboard player, singer, songwriter, and teacher, Tyson Leslie, has been a part of the KC music scene for over 20 years, playing in many KC bands including: Pomeroy, 90Minutes, and Simplexity. Tyson is an instructor at Music House School of Music, and has worked for nearly 5 years at Howl at The Moon KC, singing, playing piano, guitar, bass, and drums. Tyson has played on stage with Corey Taylor of Slipknot, Gavin DeGraw, Paul Gilbert of Mr. Big, Carmine Appice of Vanilla Fudge, Rod Stewart, and most recently has toured with Red Line Chemistry opening for Whitesnake. Tyson Leslie and Star Stanton are moving to Nashville at the end of the month, but before he leaves Tyson is performing at several shows. On Friday June 12, at 7:00 pm, Music House School of Music presents An Evening With Tyson Leslie, at 7465 West 161st St. Overland Park, KS. Tyson Leslie plays Knuckleheads Saloon, at 2715 Rochester, KCMO, Sunday, June 14, at 6:30 pm, for Tyson Leslie’s Farewell Super Jam with a cavalcade of solo artists and former bandmates. Tyson Leslie will return home to play a special Pomeroy Reunion at VooDoo Lounge at Harrah’s Casino, North Kansas City, KCMO on Friday, July 31.
Tyson Leslie, has been a part of so many bands and has recorded and performed so much music, his release: “Train Wrecks, Havoc & Heartbreak” released October 13, 2013 was your first solo release.
Tyson played every instrument except the drums which were handled by his good friend Go Go Ray, he also welcomed guest artists to play selected solos and contributions.
Tyson talked about moving to Nashville at the end of the month.
Tyson believes he has played in between 15 and 20 bands over the last 20 years.
Tyson plays keyboards, guitar, bass, however his very first instrument was the piano. He started playing at the age of 3.
Then he discovered MTV’s Headbangers Ball and the bands: Motley Crew and Guns and Roses and he quickly fell in love with the guitar.
Tyson won a talent contest in Greeley Colorado that helped him buy his first guitar.
Of all of the bands Tyson has been a part of, Pomeroy is the one where he gets noticed. Pomeroy fans from Omaha, Nebraska, and Iowa, recognize him.
A special Pomeroy Reunion at VooDoo Lounge at Harrah’s Casino, North Kansas City, KCMO on Friday, July 31.
Tyson’s family moved to KC in 1988.
Tyson talked about the divisions of the KC Music Scene – segregated, in pockets: Westport / Hard Rock – Aftershock / Cover Bands
Tyson is an instructor at Music House An Evening With Tyson Leslie, at 7465 West 161st St. Overland Park, KS.
Tyson and has worked for nearly 5 years at Howl at The Moon KC, singing, playing piano, guitar, bass, and drums.
Tyson Leslie’s Farewell Super Jam with a cavalcade of solo artists and former bandmates, is a chance to bring people together. Knuckleheads SalAn Evening With Tyson Leslie, at 7465 West 161st St. Overland Park, KS.
Tyson Leslie will return home to play a special Pomeroy Reunion at VooDoo Lounge at Harrah’s Casino, North Kansas City, KCMO on Friday, July 31.
9. Tyson Leslie – “Selective Amnesia”
from: Train Wrecks, Havoc & Heartbreak / Independent / October 21, 2013
11:28 – Underwriting
10. The Fog – “17 Again”
from: THE FOG ON TOUR IN AMERICA / Independent / March 20, 2015
[Ian Teeple on guitar & voice, Brendan Dulohery on bass, Frazier Krohn on drums.]
11:33 – Interview with Ian Teeple, Brendan Dulohery, Frazier Krohn, Emma Daffin
Musician, guitarist, and singer, Ian Teeple, along with bassist, Brendan Dulohery, and drummer, Frazier Krohn, and vocalist & keyboard player Emma Daffin, are the band The Fog. Last December this young band released their debut full length, Darkness USA on High Dive Records. Recently, The Fog released, The Fog On Tour In America, a demos compilation, with singles B-sides. Their music has been called sludge pop: really heavy pop music with lots of distorted guitars. The Fog are getting set to go out on multiple tours. More info at: https://theefog.bandcamp.com/
Ian Teeple and Brendan Dulohery have known each other since high school, and have played together in some capacity ever since.
Krohn and Dulohery both played in the same high school jazz band, but at different times, and both went on to the University of Missouri–Kansas City’s Conservatory of Music and Dance. Dulohery has transferred to a different program.
Teeple, who played in a band called Palace Neapolitan with Dulohery before the Fog formed in September 2013, also plays in Metatone.
Ian Teeple also plays with Sneaky Creeps, Metatone, Quadrigarum, and Yuck Ratz.
Emma Daffin moved to Kansas City from Houston, Texas
Ian Teeple tole Natalie Gallagher of the Pitch, “I think us being weirdos has been the most beneficial thing for our band.”
Influences – Frank Zappa, Cibo Matto, The Buzzcocks and horror movies
HIgh Dive Records – Jeff McCoy
From The Pitch:
“They’re very young guys,” McCoy says, “but they’re just a lot further along than a lot of other bands would be, especially on the songwriting side of things. And they’re kind of wide-eyed about the whole situation. They’re not jaded about the ups and downs of trying to get someone to appreciate your art. They have an idea of the direction they want to go.
11. The Fog – “Rope”
from: Darkness USA / High Dive Records / December 11, 2014
[Ian Teeple on guitar & voice, Brendan Dulohery on bass, Frazier Krohn on drums. Featuring Fritz Hutchison on backup on Evol. Recorded in 2014 with J Ashley Miller & Jonathan Kraft at Infoaming Vertex in KCMO.]
12. Yo La Tengo – “Automatic Doom”
from: Stuff Like That There / Matador Records / Expected August 28, 2015
[Formed in Hoboken, New Jersey, in 1984. Since 1992, the lineup has consisted of Ira Kaplan (guitars, piano, vocals), Georgia Hubley (drums, piano, vocals).]
13. Hot Chip – “White Wine and Fried Chicken”
from: Why Make Sense? (Deluxe Edition) / Domino Recording Company / May 15, 2015
14. Noel Coward – “The Party’s Over Now”
from: Noel Coward in New York / drg / 2003 [orig. 1957]
Sources for notes: artist’s websites, bios, wikipedia.org
Next week on Wed, June 17 – Johnny Hamil talks about his new release. We’ll play music from and talk with Mike Alexander about the Center of The City Fest, June 18, 19, 20 at Harlings Upstairs. In our second hour Guest DJ Michael Tankersley.
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