WMM Playlist from Sept. 1, 2021

Wednesday MidDay Medley
Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning
90.1 FM KKFI – Kansas City Community Radio
TEN to NOON Wednesdays – Streaming at KKFI.org

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Billy Smith + Whim Grace + Special Co-Host Julia Othmer

10:00 – Station ID

  1. “Main Title Instrumental – It’s Showtime Folks”
    from: Orig. Motion Picture Soundtrack All That Jazz / Casablanca / December 20, 1979
    [WMM’s Adopted Theme Song]
Julia Othmer
  1. Julia Othmer – “White Rabbit”
    from: White Rabbit – Single / Fricken’ Awesome Records / August 29, 2021 (Unreleased)
    [Recorded Live at Kulak’s in North Hollywood with Andy Sanesi (Missing Persons, Eminem, Arturo Sandoval) on drums, Jamie Kime (Dr. John, Zappa Plays Zappa) on guitar, and Chris Roy (Nancy Sinatra, Don Randi) on bass. This year Julia released SEEDS VOLUME 2, her 4th album with live recordings from her 30-day “Songs of September Project”, where Julia covered songs of protest & hope, to inspire people to vote. From those songs Julia’s fans democratically selected their favorite tracks to be released together on “Seeds.” In 2020 Julia released SEEDS VOLUME 1. Julia Othmer released “Sound,” on April 12, 2019, her second album, that took 3 years to complete, and was produced with James Lundie, who also married Julia in January of 2016, during the completion of the record. Julia Othmer, is a graduate of Park Hill High School. Julia moved to Los Angeles in 2006 to record her 1st album, OASIS MOTEL. In 2018 and 2019 Julia toured with The Alarm in U.S. and United Kingdom. More info at: http://www.juliaothmer.com.]

10:04 – White Rabbit!

We started the show today with a special live recording of the famous Jefferson Airplane song “White Rabbit” performed by our friend Julia Othmer who joins us today as our Guest Co-Host.

Julia Othmer welcome back to Wednesday MidDay Medley

Julia recently participated in Global Music Match that included 78 artists, from 17 countries. She will share special unreleased recordings of her collaborations with artists from Ottawa, Canada, fMargate, England and Chile via Mexico City. All coming up soon, in this hour.

10:07

Quiet Takes
  1. Quiet Takes – “Ghosty Was Here”
    from: “Ghosty Was Here” – Single / Sarah Magill / August 27, 2021
    [Written by Sarah Magill. Produced by David Bennett. Vocals and keyboards by Sarah Magill. Guitars, bass and percussion by David Bennett. Drums by Jared Bond. Engineered and mixed by David Bennett at Aorist Studios in Kansas City, MO. Mastered by Zach. This new single swill be included in Sarah’s upcoming EP, WEEKLY, WEAKLY, coming out November 5, 2021, the third collaboration between Magill and producer/multi-instrumentalist David Bennett. “Ghosty…” was inspired by pandemic-era panic attacks and social unease. This song was one way I tried to process the new, very anxious voice inhabiting my brain, which I nicknamed Ghosty. Sarah writes, “I made the WEEKLY, WEAKLY EP exactly as titled: During weekly Friday sessions at Aorist Studios with my producer, David Bennett, while feeling extremely weak. I was living alone during the pandemic and (like many of us) coping with isolation, depression and anxiety. Making this EP was my lifeboat. Both the process of making music — refining lyrics, experimenting with new textures, collaborating on harmonies — and the commitment to the weekly process kept me relatively grounded and connected. This project tethered me to human-ness when I was afraid I was going to float off into some kind of feral, disconnected netherworld of pandemic loneliness. I’ll forever be grateful to David and his wife, Kayla, for creating a safe space to continue working at Aorist during such a dangerous time.” “Ghosty Was Here” follows the release of Sarah Magill’s EP under her moniker, Quiet Takes. Written by Sarah Magill. Produced by David Bennett and Sarah Magill. Vocals and keys by Sarah Magill on vocals & keyboards, David Bennett on guitars and bass, Ian Thompson on additional keyboards & synthesizers, Kyle Rausch on drums, and Bryan Koehler on percussion. Engineered and mixed by David Bennett at Aorist Studios in Kansas City, MO. Mastered by Zach Hanson. Cover image by Shawn Brackbill. Sarah Magill released her single “Wanted (The Dirty Windshield Version)” on May 1, 2020. . Sarah Magill released Ahem, a 4-song EP, on December 11, 2020. The songs were originally released under her old project name MYRY, in November 2018. Quiet Takes (formerly MYRY) is an on-going collaborative music project by Sarah Magill a writer & musician based in KC. She performs with a rotating cast of friends—although these stay-at-home days, she is playing solo. In KC, she is known for hosting house shows and co-founding Rubix, a performance art collective. MYRY’s first EP, AHEM, was released in 2018. Sarah released four of MYRY’s songs from that 2018 EP release as Quiet Takes singles in 2020. Sarah Magill was a guest on WMM on May 13, 2020. We interviewed Sarah Magill on March 10, 2021. More info at: https://quiettakes.com ]
Catty Cline
  1. Catty Cline – “Is This Bad For Me”
    from: “Is This Bad For Me” – Single / Manor Records / September 3, 2021
    [This is the first single of two from Catty Cline’s an upcoming EP titled SCRATCH that we will be released digitally on Friday, September 24, 2021 by Manor Records. Catty Cline is singer/songwriter Anna Redmond, who was originally based out of Springfield, MO, and is now based in Kansas City. She has previously performed in Upkeep, her earliest project (with Spencer Pearson), and Buckle Up Baby (with Addie McKenzie and others). She has also self-released a few singles on bandcamp under her name. Influenced by a mix of slower bedroom-pop, alt-pop, neo-folk, and 90’s girl punk, she hopes that her music reflects her true character. More information at: http://www.manorrecords.com ]
Rob Rice
  1. Rob Rice – “fishbowl”
    from: ”fishbowl” – Single / Mongrel Manor Records / September 10, 2021
    [ This new single is a follow-up to the Rob Rice debut EP, AND THE DEVIL’S THREESOME, released March 21, 2021. Rob Rice writes, “this song was written while I was wrapping up the EP at the peak of the first pandemic wave. Feeling trapped in my own home and adjusting to the new state of the world definitely took a toll on me and if I’m being completely honest, I’m still working to fully accept and adapt to” Singer/songwriter Rob Rice is a Kansas City native with a spark of millennial magic, his dusty acoustic music transitions from barn-burning ballads to soothing serenades, all of which contain notes of love, loss, and lust whilst learning to live with oneself through it all. On his debut EP and the Devil’s Threesome, Rob humbly assumes the role of choirmaster to a caravan of iconic Kansas City artists and musicians (12 in total) to create unique trios for each song, meditating and musing on the woes and wins of yesteryear. With instrumentation ranging from harp (Calvin Arsenia) and cello (Ezgi Karakus) to piano (Mark Lowrey) and layered vocals (Miki P), the collection remains cohesive with Rob’s compelling vocal melodies, introspective lyrics, and folky guitar. // and the Devil’s Threesome is a collection of six original songs Rob has composed and recorded that features a female and additional male accompaniment to showcase (hence the Devil’s Threesome. We first played Rob Rice when his track “Serial Lover” was part of the KC Syzygy Compilation released July 17, 2020. Rob Rice was on WMM April 14, 2021. More Info at: http://www.robricemakesmusic.com ]
  1. Lee Walter Redding – “Elevator”
    from: “Elevator” – Single / Lee Walter Redding / August 28, 2021
    [Lee Walter Redding writes to us that, “This song came to mind fresh off the heels of John Prine’s death. He definitely inspired me in a new and interesting way. This one goes out to him. RIP. Elevator is about sharing a night with someone new and making what feels like a long lasting, meaningful connection. And then to call this special someone on your way to work, lose the call in the elevator and never hear from them again.”This new single is a follow up to the single: “Elephant Man (featuring Stephone)” that came out April 9, 2021. Lee Walter Redding told us that he learned about Stephonne Singleton from listening to Wednesday MidDay Medley and hearing Stephonne for the first time. [WMM bringing musical collaborations together since 2004.] Lyrics and music by Lee Redding. Vocals and raw emotion on Elephant Man by Stephonne. Mixing and mastering by Justin Skinner. Lee Walter Redding writes: “Elephant Man” is inspired by young, black men diagnosed with schizophrenia and the issues they face dealing with stigma and difficulty fitting into a society that makes little room for those with severe mental health challenges. This is something that Stephonne felt deeply connected to and was gracious enough to put his full heart on display for the world to hear. // Kansas City based Lee Walter Redding was raised on 60s rock, steeped in 90s Britpop ennui, and guided by contemporary neo-soul, Lee Walter Redding weaves dry humor into vibrant sonic textures that sway from wistful to chaotic. Think 2010s Nick Lowe fronting The Velvet Underground. On warped vinyl.]
Julia Othmer

10:23 – Interview with Julia Othmer

Julia Othmer joins us as Guest Co-Host. Julia recently participated in Global Music Match that included 78 artists, from 17 countries who were divided into 14 groups. Julia covered a song from each artist in her team, and collaborated with Jessica Pearson and East Wind from Ottawa, Canada, and Lunatraktors from Margate, England. Julia will share these new recordings. This year Julia released SEEDS VOLUME 2, her 4th album with live recordings from her 30-day “Songs of September Project”, where Julia covered songs of protest & hope, to inspire people to vote. In 2020 Julia released SEEDS VOLUME 1. Julia Othmer released “Sound,” on April 12, 2019, her second album, that took 3 years to complete, and was produced with James Lundie, who also married Julia in January of 2016, during the completion of the record. Julia moved to Los Angeles in 2006 to record her 1st album, OASIS MOTEL. In 2018 and 2019 Julia toured with The Alarm in U.S. and United Kingdom. More info at: http://www.juliaothmer.com.

Julia Othmer, Thanks for being with us as our Guest Co-Host today on Wednesday MidDay Medley

Starting with your 2019 album SOUDND, all of your following releases: SEEDS VOLUME 1 and SEEDS VOLUME 2 have been produced with your husband James Lundie.

Julia Othmer’s collaborative work with Global Music Match included a new recording of her song “Homeward” with Jessica Pearson and the East Wind from Ottawa, Canada.

10:26

  1. Julia Othmer – “Homeward (feat. Jessica Pearson and the East Wind)”
    from: Homeward (feat. Jessica Pearson and the East Wind) – Single / Fricken’ Awesome Records / August 29, 2021 (Unreleased)
    [Part of Folk Alliance International’s Global Music Match that included 78 artists, from 17 countries who were divided into 14 groups. Julia covered a song from each artist in her team, and collaborated with Jessica Pearson and East Wind from Ottawa, Canada. This year Julia released SEEDS VOLUME 2, her 4th album with live recordings from her 30-day “Songs of September Project”, where Julia covered songs of protest & hope, to inspire people to vote. From those songs Julia’s fans democratically selected their favorite tracks to be released together on “Seeds.” In 2020 Julia released SEEDS VOLUME 1. Julia Othmer released “Sound,” on April 12, 2019, her second album, that took 3 years to complete, and was produced with James Lundie, who also married Julia in January of 2016, during the completion of the record. Julia Othmer, is a graduate of Park Hill High School. Julia moved to Los Angeles in 2006 to record her 1st album, OASIS MOTEL. In 2018 and 2019 Julia toured with The Alarm in U.S. and United Kingdom. More info at: http://www.juliaothmer.com.]

10:30 – Underwriting

Julia Othmer

10:32 – More Interview with Julia Othmer

Julia Othmer joins us as Guest Co-Host.

Later this afternoon Julia and Mark will both be part of a panel discussion about how the Pandemic shifted possibilities for local artists. Other panelist include: Sarah Bradshaw of 90.9 The Bridge, Kate Durio of Sound Diplomacy, moderator Nick Carswell of Carswell &Hope, and Marisa Kolka from Folk Alliance International, This is the first in a series of three panel discussion for MixMaster2021 presented by Silly Goose Records and Nick Carswell today at 4:30 PM online. All leading up to the Crossroads Music Fest, Saturday September 11 4:00 PM to 1:00 Am at 4 Outdoor venues in the West Bottoms and in The Crossroads. For more information go to http://www.cmfkc.org

Julia played the Crossroads Music Festival last year from her home in Los Angeles, California.

Julia Othmer and her husband James Lundie have currently rented out their home in Los Angeles and are living here in Kansas City.

Julia Othmer’s collaborative work with Global Music Match included a new recording of her song “As I Lay Dying” with Lunatraktors from Margate, England.

10:41

  1. Julia Othmer – “As I Lay Dying (feat Lunatraktors)”
    from: As I Lay Dying (feat Lunatraktors) – Single / Fricken’ Awesome Records / Aug. 29, 2021
    [Part of Folk Alliance International’s Global Music Match that included 78 artists, from 17 countries who were divided into 14 groups. Julia covered a song from each artist in her team, and collaborated with Lunatraktors from Margate, England. This year Julia released SEEDS VOLUME 2, her 4th album with live recordings from her 30-day “Songs of September Project”, where Julia covered songs of protest & hope, to inspire people to vote. From those songs Julia’s fans democratically selected their favorite tracks to be released together on “Seeds.” In 2020 Julia released SEEDS VOLUME 1. Julia Othmer released “Sound,” on April 12, 2019, her second album, that took 3 years to complete, and was produced with James Lundie, who also married Julia in January of 2016, during the completion of the record. Julia Othmer, is a graduate of Park Hill High School. Julia moved to Los Angeles in 2006 to record her 1st album, OASIS MOTEL. In 2018 and 2019 Julia toured with The Alarm in U.S. and United Kingdom. More info at: http://www.juliaothmer.com.]
Julia Othmer

10:45 – More Interview with Julia Othmer

Julia Othmer, Thanks for being with us as our guest host today on Wednesday MidDay Medley

“As I Lay Dying and “Homeward” were originally released by Julia Othmer on her album “Sound,” from April 12, 2019, her second album, that took 3 years to complete, and was produced with James Lundie, who also married Julia in January of 2016, during the completion of the record.

This year Julia released SEEDS VOLUME 2, her 4th album with live recordings from her 30-day “Songs of September Project”, where Julia covered songs of protest & hope, to inspire people to vote. In 2020 Julia released SEEDS VOLUME 1.

In 2018 and 2019 Julia toured with The Alarm in U.S. and United Kingdom. More info at: http://www.juliaothmer.com.

Julia has other new recordings that include her collaboration of her song HEARTS ON FIRE with Paz Court, and her collaboration with ’Ndiaz, an instrumental group from Bretagne France. WE will try to include these recordings on a future show.

Julia Othmer’s collaborative work with Global Music Match included a new recording of Julia covering a song written by Paz Court from Chile, currently living in Mexico City. The song is titled, AJARILLO NEGRO. This is a song in protest of the violence against women and is performed in Spanish

10:54

Julia Othmer
  1. Julia Othmer – “Pajarillo Negro”
    from: As I Lay Dying (feat Lunatraktors) – Single / Fricken’ Awesome Records / Aug. 29, 2021
    [Part of Folk Alliance International’s Global Music Match that included 78 artists, from 17 countries who were divided into 14 groups. Julia covered a song from each artist in her team, and collaborated with Lunatraktors from Margate, England. This year Julia released SEEDS VOLUME 2, her 4th album with live recordings from her 30-day “Songs of September Project”, where Julia covered songs of protest & hope, to inspire people to vote. From those songs Julia’s fans democratically selected their favorite tracks to be released together on “Seeds.” In 2020 Julia released SEEDS VOLUME 1. Julia Othmer released “Sound,” on April 12, 2019, her second album, that took 3 years to complete, and was produced with James Lundie, who also married Julia in January of 2016, during the completion of the record. Julia Othmer, is a graduate of Park Hill High School. Julia moved to Los Angeles in 2006 to record her 1st album, OASIS MOTEL. In 2018 and 2019 Julia toured with The Alarm in U.S. and United Kingdom. More info at: http://www.juliaothmer.com.]

11:00 – Station ID

  1. Company No Company – “Passing Directions”
    from: Bright Fog / Company No Company / September 3, 2021
    [The first single off BRIGHT FOG. Music by Company No Company William Smith on vocals, guitar, synthesizers, RC-505, percussion; John Bersuch on drums and percussion, additional keyboards, synths; and Wade Allen Williamson on live support. Produced, Mixed, Programmed, Organized and Saxophone by David Gaume Los Angeles, CA. Recorded by Joel Nanos at Element Recording Studios Kansas City, MO. William Smith will be with us on WMM on September 1, 2021]

[Company No Company play recordBar, 1520 Grand Ave, KCMO on Friday September 3, 2021 with Julia Othmer and Redder Moon.]

Billy Smith

11:04 – Interview with Billy Smith

Kansas City musician Billy Smith is a veteran of the Kansas City Music Community. Billy grew up in Kansas City and studied at Missouri State University. He has been a principal member of the band: Season to Risk, Roman Numerals, Thee Water MoccaSins, Olympic Size, and was part of the bands Dirt/Nap and diels. Billy also contributes to the community as a DJ and for amny years he booked bands at recordbar, The Brick, The Hurricane and Czar Bar. Billy Smith currently works with the World Wrestling Entertainment, and he has previously worked for Warner Music Group, Marcel Mobile Art, Moxie Catering, and the legendary Recycled Sounds record store owned by Anne Winter and Kurt von Schlemmer. Billy joins us today on WMM to talk about his new band, Company No Company with his musical comrades: John Bersuch and Wade Allen Williams. Company No Company is releasing their debut album, BRIGHT FOG on Friday, September 3, 2021 with a special Release Show at recordBar, 1520 Grand Blvd, KCMO, at 8:00 PM with Redder Moon and Julia Othmer.

Billy Smith thanks for being with us on WMM.

Billy Smith is also known as William C. P. Smith III

Billy started playing in bands when he was 13 years old.

Billy Smith

Billy grew up in KC listening the “Little Orphan Annie” Kansas City’s first ever punk radio show that was hosted and produced by Anne Winter on 90.1 FM KKFI. Billy would tape record the broadcast and then find a way to get into midtown from suburbia so he could to Recycled Sounds at Westport Road and Main Street, where he would search out the music he had heard on the radio. William ended up working at Recycled Sounds.

Billy Smith studied at Missouri State University and graduated in 1995.

Company No Company was formed with Billy Smith’s musical comrades: John Bersuch and Wade Allen Williams. Company No Company is releasing their debut album, BRIGHT FOG on Friday, September 3, 2021 with a special Release Show at recordBar, 1520 Grand Blvd, KCMO, at 8:00 PM with Redder Moon and Julia Othmer.

Earlier this year Billy’s band, Olympic Size released, LONG SOAK on May 11, 2021.

We first discovered the music of Olympic Size on the 2007 OxBlood First Blood Compilation that featured them with The Republic Tigers, Ghosty, In The Pines, Roman Numerals, The Pedaljets, Ssion, American Catastrophe, Architects, Lovers in Transet, Ne/Non, Namelessnumberheadman and Softee. That compilation was an early roadmap to the area music community for the early years of WMM.

Olympic Size:
William Smith on guitar & vocals;
Wade Allen Williamson on guitar & keyboard;
Kirsten Paludan on vocals & keyboard;
Christopher Tolle on bass, background vocals, 12 string guitar & percussion;
Michael Walker on trombone, melodica, & percussion,

Prior to LONG SOAK, the last official Olympic Size release we played on the radio show was, YOU’LL MISS ME WHEM I’M GONE from 2008. Olympic Size provided the soundtrack to the independent film “We Will Make You Whole Again.” Their music was also played on MTV. For YOU’LL MISS ME WHEM I”M GONE, Olympic Size: William Smith on guitar & vocals; Wade Allen Williamson on guitar & keyboard; Kirsten Paludan on vocals & keyboard; Christopher Tolle on bass, background vocals, 12 string guitar & percussion; Michael Walker on trombone, melodica, & percussion, with additional help from Chris Metcalf on drums for ‘Sunshine,’ ‘Train to Mexico’ and ‘Push Away’, Ryan Pope on drums for ‘I’d Rather Die’, Katie Benyo on violin & background vocals on ‘Train to Mexico’ and ‘Sunshine’ and Darren Welch on background vocals for ‘Train to Mexico’.

In 2021 Olympic Size was proud to present ‘Long Soak’. Four lost tracks from their repertoire. The band writes, “We are honored to have the artwork of Anne Austin Pearce accompany these songs of our long winding, and often, dark exploration of the human psyche.” Dave Gaumé (Engineer for Garbage, Local Natives, Failure) mixed and mastered these songs, as the band writes, “back into existence, and even more, into modern climate relevance.” Originally recorded in 2011 by Chris Cosgrove (KCPT, Thee Water MoccaSins, Zoom) ‘Sunshine,’ ‘Train to Mexico’ and ‘Push Away’ all feature the drumming of Chris Metcalf (Stella Link, The Life & Times). The final track, ‘I’d Rather Die,’ was engineered by Nick Day at the now defunct but ever legendary Black Lodge Studios in Eudora, Kansas. This song features Ryan Pope of The Get Up Kids on drums.

Before the band could finish the essential tracking to these songs, they had fizzled out and began to focus on outside musical projects. In 2016, Olympic Size rallied to join forces with David Moore of Merriam Shoal Studios (The Hearers, The Ants) to finalize and finish the guts of these previous recordings. Moore guided the band in capturing the essence and energy of each track. They quickly recorded vocal and instrument overdubs, but with band activity and no label outlet, these songs sat on the shelves … until 2021.

All proceeds of LONG SOAK go directly to Midwest Music Foundation (www.midwestmusicfoundation.org) to support KC musicians in their time of need. More info at: http://www.olympicsize1.bandcamp.com

Billy Smith

Billy Smith also works as a DJ
DJ SAY10 – Downtown Julie Brown. Trip Hop. Experimental Space Archivist. Open on Sunday and Mondays. Member of School of Casual Driving

More Billy Smith Band-ography:

Season to Risk
Steve Tulipana (vocals, guitar, synthesizer) Founding Member: 1989 – present
Bands: Roman Numerals, Pornhuskers, Unknown Pleasures, Water Moccasins

Duane Trower (guitar, voice, synthesizer, rec engineer) Founding Member: 1989 – present
Bands: Overstep, Quitters Club, Weights and Measures

Billy Smith (bass, voice, guitar, synthesizer) Member: 2000 – present
Bands: Dirtnap, Olympic Size, Unknown Pleasures, Roman Numerals

David Silver (drums, synthesizer, oscillator, samples) Member: 1994 – present
Bands: Iron Rite Mangle, E.A.R.S.H.O.T., Antibodies, another.

Wade Williamson (guitar, keyboard) Member: 2000 – present
Bands: Olympic Size, The Stella Link

Josh Newton (bass, voice, synthesizer) Member: 1995 – 1999 Bands: Shiner, Reggie & the Full Effect, Glazed Baby, Iron Rite Mangle, From Autumn To Ashes, ETID

Paul Malinowski (bass, voice, recording engineer) Founding Member: 1989 – 1995
Bands: Fire of 1666, Shiner, Big Sky Blue Earth

Jason Gerken (drums) Member: 1994 (studio) (In a Perfect World)
Bands: Molly McGuire, Kingdom of Snakes, Gunfighter

Tim Dow (drums) Recurring Member (live): 1990,1992, 1994
Bands: Shiner, Year of the Rabbit, the Joy Circuit

ROMAN NUMERALS (2002 – Present)
Former members of Season to Risk, Shiner and Dirt Nap form a Joy Division Tribute band to perform Halloween 2002. Success of said band (Unknown Pleasures) convinces members to write original material. A 2004 demo recording with Brodie Rush of Be/Non is well-accepted as In 2006 band releases self titled debut

William Smith – (Guitar/Vox/stylophone)
Steve Tulipana – (Vox/Guitar/Bass/Synt)
Shawn Sherrill – (Bass/Synth)
Ryan Shank – (Drums/Electronics)

Past Contributors: Pete LaPorte ~ [Drums/Electronics] / Ryan Pope ~ [Drums/Electronics]
(Has contained ex and current members of Season To Risk, Shiner, Dirtnap, The Golden Republic and The Get Up Kids.)

Steve has said that he “wish there was a proper release for the last stuff we did.”
Played Middle of The Map Fest 2012

Thee Water MoccaSins (2011 – Present) Started as a lark – a challenge to create a completely new band in 4 days and perform live on the 5th. Originally conceived as a semi-improvised free-for-all over backing electro tracks, built and performed on iPhone apps and old 505′s, Thee Water MoccaSins honed their improvisations into concrete and dynamic electro-psych songs that the band refers to as fractal-pop.

John Bersuch – drums
Mark Hoffman – euphonium
Liz Kinninger – backing vocals
William Smith – guitar, vocals
Steven Tulipana – bass, guitar, keys, vocals
Wade Williamson – keys, guitars.

Released: From the Rivers of Missouri and The Banks of Fear, in 2012. (In Top Ten of Wednesday MidDay Medley’s The 112 Best Recordings of 2012.)
Still hoping to release From the Rivers of Missouri and The Banks of Fear, on vinyl.

Played Middle of The Map Fest 2012
Recently played KC PsychFest, Fall 2014

diels
with Michael Curtis Lesley
Big Beats. Bigger Britches. Bedroom Hermits

Dirt/Nap
with David Gaumé and 3 others
Emotional Rock and Roll Music.

Billy Smith

Billy Smith at Work:

Former VIP Manager at Warner Music Group New York, New York
VIP Liaison. Road Management. Box Office Detail. Security Coordinator. Slash Ft. Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, Smashing Pumpkins, Tom Petty & The Heart Breakers, WWE, Megadeth, Avenged Sevenfold & More

Former Owner at Marcel Mobile Art
Kansas City, Missouri
We curate art for local restaurants and lofts who want to participate in First Friday’s

Former talent buyer/booking agent at Strange Bedfellow’s Inc.

Billy Smith’s Freelance work includes:

Hurricane – Talent Buyer
Czar Bar – Talent Buyer
recordBar – Talent Buyer
The Brick = Talent Buyer/Bartender

Moxie Catering – Bartender/Food Eater

Currently Billy Smith works as VIP Travel Package Consultant and Concierge at WWE
October 23, 2019 to present

Billy Smith Smith thanks for being with us on WMM. Company No Company play recordBar, 1520 Grand Ave, KCMO on Friday September 3, 2021 with Redder Moon and Julia Othmer. BRIGHT FOG, will be released September 3, 2021. http://www.companynocompany.bandcamp.com

11:19

Company No Company
  1. Company No Company – “Joni”
    from: Bright Fog / Company No Company / September 3, 2021
    [William Smith on vocals, guitar, synthesizers, RC-505, percussion; John Bersuch on drums and percussion, additional keyboards, synths; and Wade Allen Williamson on live support. Produced, Mixed, Programmed, Organized and Saxophone by David Gaume Los Angeles, CA. Recorded by Joel Nanos at Element Recording Studios KCMO]

[Company No Company play recordBar, 1520 Grand Ave, KCMO on Friday September 3, 2021 with Julia Othmer and Redder Moon.]

William Smith and Julia Othmer
  1. Lesser Pleasures – “Epitaph”
    from: LPEP01 / Lesser Pleasures / October 31, 2020
    [Debut EP from Lawrence Kansas based Lesser Pleasures with Kirsten Paludan on vocals & keyboards, Jessica Gomez on guitar, Dalin Horner on guitar, Mark Sanders on bass, and Nicholas Stahl on percussion. All songs by Lesser Pleasures. Tracking by Joel Martin. Mixing and mastering by David Gaumé. For more info: http://www.lesserpleasures.bandcamp.com]

11:28 – Underwriting

Whim Grace
  1. Whim Grace – “Light Leaks”
    from: My Dear Sweet Dystopia EP / Whim Grace / July 4, 2021
    [Now recently based in KCK. Since 2013 Whim Grace has released two albums, two EPs, one live EP, and six singles. She has 41 published songs. Whim Grace is an award winning multi instrumentalist who is best known for her sultry soulful voice and unique sound. Born in the Philippines, Whim has been wandering the world ever since, seeking sound and connection. She is always hoping someone will understand and answer her siren’s call. // About My Dear Sweet Dystopia Whim writes, “This EP means alot to me. The culmination of so much time and effort. Three songs with all the sound of space, time, earth, and hope I could possibly jam into them. Sean Berahmand and I made every single sound you hear. We re-created the Apollo moon landing in the studio to avoid any possible copyright issues. Every beat, static, or melody, we made. I wrote every musical line of this EP, I guess to prove I could, but also to better communicate the world I hear with others. Sharing that impossible fantasy place with you.” // Whim continues: “I often spend alot of time out of my body, somewhere else… Maybe it’s dissassociation from years of trauma, maybe it’s meditation, or time travel, or astral projection, or death, but this allows me often to see the world, and even my life, from above, a wonderous bewildering colorful thing. This view of life gives me peace. Everything is so beautiful from above. Earth and us, and all the chaos. Let’s not forget the miracle of our time here. The miracle of each other.” // Whim says, “That’s what sound gives me. The reminder of the connection to all places things people. Let’s try to remember how beautiful the earth is. Protect and honor her, and all the pieces of existence. I feel like that’s our only true purpose floating in space on this small blue imperfect thing. Take care and honor what we have been given. // Engineered, Mixed, and Mastered by Sean Berahmand. Sound by Whim Grace. Album Art designed by Rachel Rosenkoetter. Photos by Tom Boehme. More information at http://www.whimgrace.bandcamp.com]
Whim Grace

11:34 – Interview with Whim Grace

Singer songwriter Whim Grace joins us live in our 90.1 FM Studios. Whim recently relocated to KC and just released her new EP, MY DEAR SWEET DYSTOPIA on July 4, 2021. Since 2013 Whim Grace has released two albums, two EPs, one live EP, and six singles. She has 41 published songs. Whim Grace is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist who is best known for her sultry soulful voice and unique sound. Born in the Philippines, Whim has been wandering the world ever since, seeking sound and connection. She is always hoping someone will understand and answer her siren’s call. About MY DEAR SWEET DYSTOPIA Whim writes, “This EP means a lot to me. The culmination of so much time and effort. Three songs with all the sound of space, time, earth, and hope I could possibly jam into them.” More info at: http://www.whimgrace.bandcamp.com

Whim Grace Thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley

Whim recently relocated to KC. She currently lives in KCK.

Whim recently released her new EP, MY DEAR SWEET DYSTOPIA on July 4, 2021.

Whim Grace – My Dear Sweet Dystopia

Whim Grace writes: “Sean Berahmand and I made every single sound you hear. We re-created the Apollo moon landing in the studio to avoid any possible copyright issues. Every beat, static, or melody, we made. I wrote every musical line of this EP, I guess to prove I could, but also to better communicate the world I hear with others. Sharing that impossible fantasy place with you.”

Since 2013 Whim Grace has released two albums, two EPs, one live EP, and six singles. She has 41 published songs.

Born in the Philippines, Whim has been wandering the world ever since, seeking sound and connection. She is always hoping someone will understand and answer her siren’s call.

About MY DEAR SWEET DYSTOPIA Whim writes, “This EP means a lot to me. The culmination of so much time and effort. Three songs with all the sound of space, time, earth, and hope I could possibly jam into them.”

11:42

  1. Whim Grace – “Heartbreaks” LIVE PERFORMANCE
    “Heartbreaks” is included on: My Dear Sweet Dystopia EP / Whim Grace / July 4, 2021
Whim Grace

11:45 – More Interview with Whim Grace

Singer songwriter Whim Grace join us live in our 90.1 FM Studios. Whim recently relocated to KC and just released her new EP, MY DEAR SWEET DYSTOPIA on July 4, 2021.

Whim Grace Thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley

Whim Grace writes: “I often spend a lot of time out of my body, somewhere else… Maybe it’s disassociation from years of trauma, maybe it’s meditation, or time travel, or astral projection, or death, but this allows me often to see the world, and even my life, from above, a wondrous, bewildering colorful thing. This view of life gives me peace. Everything is so beautiful from above. Earth and us, and all the chaos. Let’s not forget the miracle of our time here. The miracle of each other.”

Whim says, “That’s what sound gives me. The reminder of the connection to all places things people. Let’s try to remember how beautiful the earth is. Protect and honor her, and all the pieces of existence. I feel like that’s our only true purpose floating in space on this small blue imperfect thing. Take care and honor what we have been given.

My Dear Sweet Dystopia was Engineered, Mixed, Mastered by Sean Berahmand. Sound by Whim Grace. Album Art designed by Rachel Rosenkoetter. Photos by Tom Boehme. More info at http://www.whimgrace.bandcamp.com]

Whim Grace Thank you for being with us on WMM.

We close with one more song from Whim Grace’s new EP, MY DEAR SWEET DYSTOPIA. More information at http://www.whimgrace.bandcamp.com]

For WMM, and my co-host Julia Othmer, and our special guests Billy Smith and Whim Grace, I’m Mark Manning. Thanks for listening!

11:55

Whim Grace  photographed by Tom Boehme
  1. Whim Grace – “Barbedwire”
    from: My Dear Sweet Dystopia EP / Whim Grace / July 4, 2021
    [Now recently based in KCK. Since 2013 Whim Grace has released two albums, two EPs, one live EP, and six singles. She has 41 published songs. Whim Grace is an award winning multi instrumentalist who is best known for her sultry soulful voice and unique sound. Born in the Philippines, Whim has been wandering the world ever since, seeking sound and connection. She is always hoping someone will understand and answer her siren’s call. // About My Dear Sweet Dystopia Whim writes, “This EP means alot to me. The culmination of so much time and effort. Three songs with all the sound of space, time, earth, and hope I could possibly jam into them. Sean Berahmand and I made every single sound you hear. We re-created the Apollo moon landing in the studio to avoid any possible copyright issues. Every beat, static, or melody, we made. I wrote every musical line of this EP, I guess to prove I could, but also to better communicate the world I hear with others. Sharing that impossible fantasy place with you.” // Whim continues: “I often spend a lot of time out of my body, somewhere else… Maybe it’s disassociation from years of trauma, maybe it’s meditation, or time travel, or astral projection, or death, but this allows me often to see the world, and even my life, from above, a wondrous bewildering colorful thing. This view of life gives me peace. Everything is so beautiful from above. Earth and us, and all the chaos. Let’s not forget the miracle of our time here. The miracle of each other.” // Whim says, “That’s what sound gives me. The reminder of the connection to all places things people. Let’s try to remember how beautiful the earth is. Protect and honor her, and all the pieces of existence. I feel like that’s our only true purpose floating in space on this small blue imperfect thing. Take care and honor what we have been given. // Engineered, Mixed, and Mastered by Sean Berahmand. Sound by Whim Grace. Album Art designed by Rachel Rosenkoetter. Photos by Tom Boehme. More information at http://www.whimgrace.bandcamp.com]
  1. Noel Coward – “The Party’s Over Now”
    from: Noel Coward in New York / drg / 2003 [orig. 1957]

Next week on WMM, on September 8 we welcome back to the show 90.1 FM KKFI Development Director Bill Sundahl who joins us to share all of the details about the 17th Annual Crossroads Music Fest, Saturday, September 11 featuring 30+ Bands on 4 outdoor stages Parlor, MOD Gallery, Lemonade Park and Stockyards Brewery. Go to http://www.cmfkc.com for more info.

Our Script/Playlist is a “cut and paste” of information.
Sources for notes: artist’s websites, bios, wikipedia.org

Wednesday MidDay Medley in on the web:
http://www.kkfi.org,
http://www.WednesdayMidDayMedley.org,
http://www.facebook.com/WednesdayMidDayMedleyon90.1

On your local radio dial 90.1 FM or
STREAMING LIVE at: kkfi.org

Show #905

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