WMM Playlist from September 22, 2021

Wednesday MidDay Medley
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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Joy Zimmerman + Chris Hudson and the Bard Owls + Nathan Reusch of The Record Machine

  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]
Sarah Magill is Quiet Takes
  1. Quiet Takes – “Guess Who Showed Up Again”
    from: “Guess Who Showed Up Again”- Single / Sarah Magill / September 28, 2021
    [Follow up single to “Ghosty Was Here” released August 27, 2021. This new single will 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. About “Guess Who Showed Up Again” Sarah writes, “I took the first draft of these lyrics straight from my dream journal notes. I have a recurring dream character who will pop up in these kind of swoony, heartening vignettes, usually during periods of creative risk-taking. I’m grateful to whatever subconscious magic is happening in these dreams, and this song is a little love letter to those moments of much-needed, unexpected encouragement, whether they come in REM or real-life.“ Written by Sarah Magill. Produced by David Bennett. Vocals and keys 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 Hanson” Sarah writes about her new upcoming EP, “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.” This recording 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 ]

10:06

Summer In Hindsight

The West 18th Fashion Show has been an annual event for decades, but when COVID hit in 2020 organizers decided to be as safe as possible and they creatively turning the entire Fashion Show into a feature film, titled SUMMER IN HINDSIGHT. Directed by Khitam Jabr, with Jeremy Osbern serving as Director of Photography, and with a screenplay written by Peregrine Honig and staring Calvin Arsenia who also co-created the soundtrack with Mike Dillon and also served as editor. The film made it’s world premiere on October 16, 2020 at Boulevard Drive-In Theatre. After that premiere the film traveled on a successful international film festival circuit, where it has received critical acclaimed world wide. If you have wondered if you would ever be able to see this film, your opportunity is now!!! The film arrives for public viewing in Kansas City at Union Station on the Regnier Extreme Screen Theatre on Thursday, September 23 at 6:00 PM. The film is 57 minutes long and following the sreeening, a panel discussion and Q&A will feature Calvin Arsenia, Peregrine Honig, Missy Isamore, Brooklyn Love, and Celeste Lupercio. You can go to https://unionstation.org/event/summer-in-hindsight/

From the film’s soundtrack created by Calvin Arsenio and Mike Dillon, here is Calvin Arsenia with his Black Lives Matter inspired song “Scars and Stripes” that Calvin shared on WMM before the film was officially released.

Calvin Arsenia in Summer in Hindsight
  1. Calvin Arsenia – “Scars & Stripes”
    from: Summer in Hindsight / Calvin Arsenia & Mike Dillon / October 16, 2020
    [Soundtrack by Calvin Arsenia and Mike Dillon for The West 18th Street Fashion Show’s 20th year as a feature-length film. COVID-19 changed everything in 2020. “We are moving it from the street to the screen,” says Peregrine Honig to inkansascitymagazine. “Mike Dillon and Calvin Arsenia will be scoring and performing in the film.” The film premiered October 16, 2020 at The Boulevard Drive-In. Honig wrote. “We did this during a pandemic and a cultural revolution. I am not sure where else or how else this could happen at this moment in history.” Calvin Arsenia had recently been emotionally and greatly moved by the area and national Black Lives Matter Movement. His own research into his own family revealed that Calvin’s great, great, great grandmother Alice Gilliam Scott, was a former slave who lived to observe her 100th birthday as noted by a regional newspaper Calvin had written. In the summer of 2020 Calvin wrote “Revelation” an unreleased track inspired by Black Lives Matter. Calvin premiered the song on WMM on August 12, 2020. He later shared his other new songs, “Scars and Stripes” and “The Flying Monkees are Coming!” on our October 14, 2020 edition of WMM. Both of those songs ended up on Summer in Hindsight. Calvin Arsenia was our guest on WMM on August 12 and October 14, 2020, and May 5, 2021. Born in Orlando, Florida, Calvin’s creative journey really began when he moved to the KC suburb of Olathe, teaching himself the guitar, and eventually the harp. He learned his signature instrument at the age of 20 after he couldn’t find a harpist as determined as him to meld folk, rock, classical, rap and R&B into the irresistible fusion which has become his calling card in KC and beyond. His passion for stretching the boundaries of musical expression saw him transform a trip to Edinburgh, Scotland’s Fringe Festival early in his career into a life-changing music mission, with an Edinburgh church offering him a role as musical liaison between the church and the city that would change his life. Two years and 300 shows later, Calvin returned to KC reborn as a humanistic songwriter / performer whose impassioned and conceptual stage shows (regularly sold-out in Kansas City, currently catching fire on the West Coast with a diverse following across Europe), are collaborative, costumed-culture-bridging spectacles which In KC Magazine has hailed as ‘equal parts opera, symphony, musical theatre, rock show, all built around its creator: a charismatic 6-foot-6-inch harpist with a natural stage command and knack for gilding gold and painting lilies.’ Calvin’s 2018 national debut, Cantaloupe, September 15, 2018 on Center Cut Records, has been acclaimed for melding diverse textures into an alluring signature sound for the adventurous artist. On June 28, 2019 Calvin released Honeydew, an EP including a remix of three songs from Cantaloupe. On Dec. 13, 2019 Calvin released his full length Christmas album “all is calm.” Congratulations to Calvin & his fantastic team of co-conspirators & creators: Khitam Jabr, John P. Beatty, Ignacio Galarza III, Ashlee Fairchild Jones, production assistants, & crew. The Toxic music video earned its sixth set of laurels as an official selection of the L.A. Music Video Awards, where they were nominated for Best Music Video, Best Cover Song & Best Male Vocalist.]

[Calvin Arsenia plays a special Porch Concert TONIGHT – Wednesday, September 22, at 8:08 PM at Second Presbyterian, 318 E. 55th St, Kansas City, MO]

[Calvin Arsenia plays with Quixotic Presents: Terra Luna, Friday, September 24 at 7:30 PM at Overland Park Arboretum, 8909 W 179th St, Bucyrus, KS]

  1. José Gonzaléz – “El Invento”
    from: Local Valley / City Slang – Mute / September 17, 2021
    [José Gabriel González (born 31 July 1978) is a Swedish indie folk singer-songwriter and guitarist from Gothenburg. González is also a member of the band Junip, along with Tobias Winterkorn. Local Valley is the 4th studio album by Swedish singer-songwriter José González. It succeeds González’s third studio album Vestiges and Claws, which was released in 2015, as well as the live album Live in Europe. Three singles have preceded Local Valley, including “El Invento”, “Visions” “Head On”, and “Swing”. Local Valley was recorded and produced by José González at Studio Koltrast in Hakefjorden and Studio Koltrast in Linné, Sweden. “Line of Fire” is a re-recording of the 2013 song of the same name by González’s band, Junip. In 1976, the González family – made up of González’s father, a National University of San Luis psychology student, González’s mother, a fellow student studying biochemistry, both of whom were politically active, and González’s older sister, then an infant – fled Argentina after a right-wing military coup (military junta) seized power in March 1976, the beginning of the “Dirty War”. José was born two years later, in 1978, in a suburb of Gothenburg, Sweden. He has a younger sibling. He commented, “It’s a very small town. It has about a half-million people living there. It’s a pretty good music city by the ocean. It rains a lot there, but it’s beautiful in the summertime.” González grew up listening to Latin folk and pop music and has named Cuban singer-songwriter Silvio Rodríguez as a favourite artist. He said the first concert he went to was The Wailers. “I got their autographs and everything,” he said in an interview. “I was about 12 or so. At the time, my favorite music was Bob Marley and Michael Jackson.” González was in a PhD program for biochemistry at the University of Gothenburg. In 2003, he stopped working on the PhD, as his musical career became a new focus. The first band he played in was Back Against the Wall, a Gothenburg hardcore punk band influenced by Black Flag, The Misfits and the Dead Kennedys. He later played bass guitar in another hardcore band, Renascence, between 1993 and 1998. Between 1997 and 1998 José played guitar with rock band Only if You Call Me Jonathan. In June 2003 González released his debut solo release, a two-track 7″ single. The single was discovered by Joakim Gävert, co-founder of the then fledgling label Imperial Records who then signed González as their first official artist. In October he released his debut album, Veneer, in Europe. The album was subsequently released in the UK on 25 April 2005, and in the United States on 6 September 2005. The album was made while González was a PhD student at the University of Gothenburg. González’ trademark sound is solo classical guitar with soft vocal melody. His work, although mostly original, also includes acoustic covers of such hits as “Heartbeats” by his fellow Swedes The Knife, “Love Will Tear Us Apart” by Joy Division, “Born in the U.S.A.” and “The Ghost of Tom Joad” by Bruce Springsteen, “Hand on Your Heart” by Kylie Minogue, “Smalltown Boy” by Bronski Beat, “Teardrop” by Massive Attack and “Last Snowstorm of the Year” by Low. His second album, In Our Nature, was released internationally on 22 September 2007. The album’s lyrical content was in part influenced by his reading of books like The God Delusion by evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins and Practical Ethics by ethicist Peter Singer. In 2007, González won a European Border Breakers Award Award. Every year the European Border Breakers Awards (EBBA) recognize the success of ten emerging artists or groups who reached audiences outside their own countries with their first internationally released album in the past year. In 2010, a documentary about González called The Extraordinary Ordinary Life Of Jose Gonzalez was released.[14][15] In December 2014, González performed at the sustainable lifestyle festival, Wonderfruit in Thailand.]
Joy Zimmerman
  1. Joy Zimmerman – “Mosaic”
    from: The Canvas Before Us / Cultivate Joy Records / August 2, 2021
    [The Canvas Before Us was produced, recorded and mastered by Gary Gordon of Inside-Out Studio, Sparta, IL. Additional vocal mixing was done by David Travers-Smith of Found Sound, Toronto, Canada. Along with vocals, Joy played guitar, fiddle, ukulele and typewriter on the album. The stellar contributing musicians are Robert Bowlin, Ryan Dugan, Polly Lanuay, Ross Sermons, Gary Gordon, Monty Jackson, and Roberta Gordon. Joy Zimmerman’s songwriting has been recognized nationally with an American Songwriter Lyric Contest Honorable Mention and ten Walnut Valley Festival NewSong Showcase wins. “We’ll Hold the Light”, Joy’s single honoring health care workers during the pandemic, was a Top 20 Song of the Month on the Folk DJ Chart.]

[Joy Zimmerman plays Fresh Songs & Fresh Air Overland Park on Thursday, September 23, at 6:30 PM]

[Joy Zimmerman plays the Lenexa Farmers Market, Saturday, September 25, at 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM in Lenexa KS.]

[Joy Zimmerman plays Songs With Stories – Joy Zimmerman & Mike Ward, Tuesday, September 28, at 6:30 PM in Prairie Village, KS.]

Joy Zimmerman

10:17 – Interview with Joy Zimmerman

Singer songwriter Joy Zimmerman joins us live in our 90.1 FM Studios to share music and details about her fabulous new album, THE CANVAS BEFORE US, released August 2, 2021. Joy’s new album reached the Top Ten on the Folk Alliance International Folk Chart. Bob McWilliams, radio host & producer of “Trail Mix” on Kansas Public Radio writes, “Joy Zimmerman has taken her music to a new level on THE CANVAS BEFORE US which not only showcases her lovely voice but also an array of new songs speaking eloquently and emotionally to the human condition.” More information at http://www.joyzimmerman.com

Joy Zimmerman, Thanks for being with us as today on Wednesday MidDay Medley

The Canvas Before Us was produced, recorded and mastered by Gary Gordon of Inside-Out Studio, Sparta, IL. Additional vocal mixing was done by David Travers-Smith of Found Sound, Toronto, Canada.

Along with vocals, Joy played guitar, fiddle, ukulele and typewriter on the album.

The stellar contributing musicians are Robert Bowlin, Ryan Dugan, Polly Lanuay, Ross Sermons, Gary Gordon, Monty Jackson, and Roberta Gordon.

Ryan Dugan is Joy’s son who lives and makes music in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Joy Zimmerman’s songwriting has been recognized nationally with an American Songwriter Lyric Contest Honorable Mention and ten Walnut Valley Festival NewSong Showcase wins. “We’ll Hold the Light”, Joy’s single honoring health care workers during the pandemic, was a Top 20 Song of the Month on the Folk DJ Chart.]

Joy Zimmerman, a soulful singer/songwriter, explores the everyday and the extraordinary with a captivating voice. Her songs resonate with humor, triumph and humanity. Joy’s seventh studio album, The Canvas Before Us, is an acoustic reinvention set for release in August 2021.

Born with a lucky tooth on Shakespeare’s 400th birthday, it’s no wonder Joy is a natural writer. Her songwriting has been recognized nationally with an American Songwriter Lyric Contest Honorable Mention and ten Walnut Valley Festival NewSong Showcase wins. Her music has been described as “vivid and alive, tender and poignant, and altogether a gift for the listener.” (Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, former Kansas Poet Laureate)

You might say Joy’s emergence as a dynamic singer/songwriter is surprising. She didn’t pick up a guitar, sing a solo or write her first song until her sons were in elementary school. But all the elements were there…a voice of honey waiting to be discovered, insights to write about for days, and a lifelong love of music beginning with violin lessons before kindergarten.

A touring musician based in Kansas City, Joy’s performances are engaging, thought-provoking and full of opportunities to laugh and reflect. She leaves you wishing you had heard her sooner and trying to figure out how to be her friend.

Joy has recorded three albums of original music in Nashville, one live and three studio albums in Kansas City, and a forthcoming studio album in Sparta, Illinois.

Joy performs solo or in a duo or band. Past venues include Louisville Arts Center (CO), Green Guitar Folk House (KS), Knuckleheads (MO), Stone Room Concerts (DC), InterUrban ArtHouse (KS), The Warming House (MN), InterContinental Hotel (MO), Chateau Chantal Winery (MI), Taos Inn (NM), and McMenamins (OR).

An accomplished violinist on her albums, Joy was once in the Saint Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra, Fargo-Moorhead Symphony, Concordia College Orchestra, and Kansas City Civic Orchestra. She was also Assistant Music Director at Saint Andrew Christian Church, Director of No Strings Attached, and Music Leader at Crittenton Children’s Center.

Combining her background in music and social work, Joy has led interactive workshops and retreats on creativity, resilience, gratitude, grief, songwriting, and the power of music. Settings have included conference centers, hospitals, festivals, retirement centers and numerous nonprofit organizations.

Joy Zimmerman

“​Joy has a wonderfully unique way of connecting to her audience that I have seen no other performer do…she engages every audience and wraps everyone in a velvet blanket of beautiful music.” –- Peggy Kelly, Open Range Concert Series

“Joy Zimmerman’s “To the Girl” has a heart, to paraphrase the title of one of her songs, as big and wide as the sky. The music here is vivid and alive, tender and poignant, and altogether a gift for the listener.” –- Caryn Mirriam Goldberg, former Kansas Poet Laureate

“I’ve been on the road….and listening to Joy Zimmerman’s very cool music from her latest CD, To the Girl! The production is SO smooth and well suited for her voice and songs. A couple of standouts: Why Be Normal has a “world music” feel to it and a super cool vibe. What Next could be a calling card song! Both set the table for another dimension for Joy as a writer/performer. Truly, they make me want to know “what’s next” from JZ.” –- David G Smith, Nashville singer/songwriter, First Place Winner 2008 International Song Contest

“Joy Zimmerman’s “To the Girl” is for all of us. Joy Zimmerman has been a prolific singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist touring and recording for the past 10 years. This is Joy’s sixth album and her most eclectic and engaging yet. Recorded at Weights and Measures in Kansas City, ‘To the Girl” is a must listen. Not just once but over and over again.

Joy’s lyrics take on a new depth with each listen. The combination of her voice and poignant lyrics are like advice from a trusted friend. “To the Girl” by Joy Zimmerman is a powerful musical experience for us all.” – Kathy Forste, Music Director KC Café Radio

“Cultivate Joy” and “Amplify Hope” logos adorn Joy’s merchandise.

“The Canvas Before Us” is a lyrical gift from a kind, thoughtful and fully formed artist. The tableau set for each song is complemented with superb instrumentation; each cut has a stringed “star.” It is apparent from Joy’s work on this album she is well read, a student of history and the human condition. Her voice is crystal clear. The words indicate her “antenna” was up and she is now ready to broadcast these songs that paint beautiful sonic pictures. ~Diana Linn Ennis, DJ/Podcaster of Tasty Brew Music and Co-Founder/Director of Heartland Song Network, Inc.

Joy Zimmerman and the Gordons have long been two of our favorites. We were thrilled when we learned that Gary Gordon was producing this CD and it is truly a match made in heaven. This is a poignant concept album and there is a brush stroke of lyrics running through every song, reminding us that we are the creators of our lives. The title fits this project perfectly and the palette of instruments and Joy’s crystal clear voice have added just the right colors in just the right places. This CD is a WORK OF ART! ~ Donna and Kelly Mulhollan aka Still on the Hill

“The Canvas Before Us” is a warm and beautiful album about hope, reflection and the loving humor that only Joy Zimmerman can infuse. I love this album! Inspiring women, love, our future, the state of the world—so many unique stories accompanied by music that is both original and comforting. Joy Zimmerman gives us both in this lovely and thoughtful new release. Lucky us. ~Dani Goodband, Lakeside Music

“A Canvas Before Us” brings Joy’s beautiful soprano to us in a way that allows her voice to ring in its clear, clean truth as never before. The instrumentation creates buoyant liquid for her to float in the center and carry the listener along. Even the songs I am very familiar with were a new and wonderful listening experience. The world gets to celebrate the true Joy in this CD. It leaves us wanting for more! ~ Peggy Kelly, Open Range Concerts – up north

Earlier this year we played Joy’s single, “We’ll Hold The Light” that was released on January 25, 2021 with Music & Lyrics by Joy Zimmerman. Recorded, Mixed & Mastered: Duane Trower, Weights and Measures Soundlab, Kansas City, MO. Joy Zimmerman on vocals, guitar & violin, Ryan Dugan on guitar, bass, & harmony vocals; Beau Bledsoe on dobro; and Christine Broxterman on cello. Joy Zimmerman writes: “We’ll Hold the Light is a song of gratitude for the brave, selfless work of health care workers and first responders every day and especially during this pandemic. Facing unprecedented and life-threatening conditions, they have provided steadfast care for us all. I was inspired to write this song from my front row seat to heroism. My spouse, Linda, is an anesthesiologist at a Level 1 Trauma Center, safety net hospital, so I have witnessed the toll of long, stressful shifts within an overtaxed medical system.” // “Working all night at the hospital is like time out of time. The outside world, which includes your loved ones and friends, goes on without you. You miss dinner, bedtime, gatherings of friends, special events. And you are immersed in trauma, illness, grief, loneliness that those outside your work life will never know. The chasm between the two parts of your life sometimes feels immense…” ~Dr. Linda Dill // Joy Zimmerman continues: “How do health care workers and first responders handle the sights and sounds they experience, the vicarious trauma, the grief? Let’s make sure our gratitude is backed by a strong commitment to adequate personal protective equipment (PPE), mental health services and other support. I encourage you to join me in making a donation to your local YMCA Covid-19 Emergency Child Care Services for Essential Workers. These program offer child care and other services at 1,000 sites nationwide for families of medical personnel, essential employees and first responders. https://www.ymca.net/emergency-child-care-services. We’ll Hold the Light is available for download at joyzimmermanmusic.com.

10:30

Joy Zimmerman, Thanks for being with us as today on Wednesday MidDay Medley

Joy Zimmerman released her new album, THE CANVAS BEFORE US, on August 2, 2021.

Joy Zimmerman plays Fresh Songs & Fresh Air Overland Park on Thurs, Sept. 23, at 6:30 PM

Joy Zimmerman plays the Lenexa Farmers Market, Sat, Sept. 25, 9:30 – 11:30 AM in Lenexa KS.

Joy Zimmerman plays Songs With Stories – Joy Zimmerman & Mike Ward, Tuesday, September 28, at 6:30 PM in Prairie Village, KS.

More information at http://www.joyzimmerman.com

10:30

Joy & Chris Hudson
  1. Joy Zimmerman – “Not Enough Time”
    from: The Canvas Before Us / Cultivate Joy Records / August 2, 2021
    [The Canvas Before Us was produced, recorded and mastered by Gary Gordon of Inside-Out Studio, Sparta, IL. Additional vocal mixing was done by David Travers-Smith of Found Sound, Toronto, Canada. Along with vocals, Joy played guitar, fiddle, ukulele and typewriter on the album. The stellar contributing musicians are Robert Bowlin, Ryan Dugan, Polly Lanuay, Ross Sermons, Gary Gordon, Monty Jackson, and Roberta Gordon. Joy Zimmerman’s songwriting has been recognized nationally with an American Songwriter Lyric Contest Honorable Mention and ten Walnut Valley Festival NewSong Showcase wins. “We’ll Hold the Light”, Joy’s single honoring health care workers during the pandemic, was a Top 20 Song of the Month on the Folk DJ Chart.]

10:33 – Underwriting

Joy Zimmerman & Chris Hudson
  1. Chris Hudson and The Bard Owls – “The Easing”
    from: The Easing / Chris Hudson / September 29, 2021
    [Recorded as sort of grand finale to the Isolation Tracks Home Studio Compilation from 2020’s Covid shut down. The Easing was recorded between December 2020 and February 2021. Chris sings, plays bass, keys, mandolin, tenor guitar, banjo, classical guitar, electric guitar and drums thru out the songs with internet collaborations featuring local Kc music artists Jason Beers, Chad Brothers, Jeremy Clark, Travis Feldman, Kristin Hamilton, Devon Teran and Sam Wright. Mastered by Duane Trower at Weights and Measures Studio. The Easing takes the listener thru the many emotions of living inside with ones significant other trying to live an honest, balanced, sheltered, and loving life of resilience while watching the bad news of the outside world that unfolds slowly into uncertainty and chaos into a future of unknowns. More info at http://www.chrishudson.bandcamp.com]

[Chris Hudson and The Bard Owls play a CD Release Party 5:00 to 7:00 , Oct. 3, 2021, at Here’s To The Roots at PH Coffee, 2200 Lexington Ave. KCMO in the Pendelton Heights neighborhood in the Historic Northeast.]

Chris Hudson

10:39 – Interview with Chris Hudson

Professional musician and teacher Chris Hudson joins us to share music and details about his new released from Chris Hudson and The Bard Owls called, THE EASING to be released September 29, 2021. Chris Hudson is a guitarist, singer, songwriter, musician, visual artist, and teacher at Kansas City Young Audiences. The Bard Owls are a Kansas City based acoustic band created and named by Chris Hudson and Sam Wright. Some of the guests on their new album include: Jason Beers, Jeremy Clack, and Kristin Hamilton. Chris Hudson plays as a solo artist and is part of several other bands including: The Multiverse with Julie Bennett Hume, and Gullywasher with Sam Wright and Matt Cathlina. More information at http://www.chrishudson.bandcamp.com

Chris Hudson thanks for being with us on WMM.

Chris Hudson a Kansas City Native, Classical Guitarist, Composer, Multi-Instrumentalist, and Visual Artist… he’s a Member of three bands: Gullywasher, The Multiverse and The Bard Owls.

Chris Hudson has been playing and creating songs for decades in the KC – Lawrence area. We last talked with him on the radio show on March 31, 2021 when Chris joined us to share news about HOLDING THE DAWNING released on March 15, 2021 – The first studio release from the KC based Gullywasher, that includes: Matt Cathlina on upright bass & vocals, Chris Hudson on guitar & vocals, and Sam Wright on banjo & vocals. Formed in 2018 the band started recording demos, rehearsing and performing these songs at multiple venues, including a trip to SXSW in Austin in early March 2020 just before the COVID-19 Pandemic shut down and quarantine. In the early months of the pandemic they continued to rehearse and write more songs and do live streaming shows.. Chris Hudson wrote the majority of the songs. Sam Wright wrote the song “Eastward Facing Road.” The band writes that their songs are” a mix of Americana, Folk, ProgRock, Emo and Jazz.” HOLDING THE DAWNING was recorded between September and November 2020 during the Covid-19 Pandemic, at Weights and Measures Soundlab in KCMO with Duane Trower. Gullywasher brought in special guest performers for several tracks local Chad Brothers of the band Old Sound on guitar, Devan Teran of The Timbers Devon Teran on pedal steel, and Mark Hamblin on Trumpet. More info at: http://www.gullywasherkc.com]

Prior to that we talked with Chris Hudson on November 4, 2020, when he and Julie Bennett Hume joined us to share details about their release SONGS FOR LATTER DAYS. Chris Hudson and Julie Bennett Hume have been playing and creating songs for decades in the KC – Lawrence area. Their new musical project The Multiverse, released the album, Songs Of Latter Days, on November 1, 2020. They play on all songs together with help from the Kansas City acclaimed alternative string duo The Wires with Laurel Morgan parks on violin and Sascha Groschang on cello. Also contributing to the recording was Jason Beers. More info at: http://www.themultiverse.com

10:49

Chris Hudson
  1. Chris Hudson and The Bard Owls – “Heartshape Stone” (LIVE)
    also available on: The Easing / Chris Hudson / September 29, 2021
    [Recorded as sort of grand finale to the Isolation Tracks Home Studio Compilation from 2020’s Covid shut down. The Easing was recorded between December 2020 and February 2021. Chris sings, plays bass, keys, mandolin, tenor guitar, banjo, classical guitar, electric guitar and drums thru out the songs with internet collaborations featuring local Kc music artists Jason Beers, Chad Brothers, Jeremy Clark, Travis Feldman, Kristin Hamilton, Devon Teran and Sam Wright. Mastered by Duane Trower at Weights and Measures Studio. The Easing takes the listener thru the many emotions of living inside with ones significant other trying to live an honest, balanced, sheltered, and loving life of resilience while watching the bad news of the outside world that unfolds slowly into uncertainty and chaos into a future of unknowns. More info at http://www.chrishudson.bandcamp.com]

[Chris Hudson and The Bard Owls play a CD Release Party 5:00 to 7:00 , October 3, 2021, at Here’s To The Roots at PH Coffee, 2200 Lexington Ave. KCMO in the Pendleton Heights in the Historic Northeast.]

10:49 – More Interview with Chris Hudson

We are talking with professional musician and teacher Chris Hudson who joins us to share music and details about his new released from Chris Hudson and The Bard Owls called, THE EASING to be released September 29, 2021. Chris Hudson is a guitarist, singer, songwriter, musician, visual artist, and teacher at Kansas City Young Audiences. The Bard Owls are a Kansas City based acoustic band created and named by Chris Hudson and Sam Wright. More information at http://www.chrishudson.bandcamp.com

Chris Hudson thanks for being with us on WMM.

THE EASING was recorded as sort of grand finale to the Isolation Tracks Home Studio Compilation from 2020’s Covid shut down. The Easing was recorded between December 2020 and February 2021.

Chris sings, plays bass, keys, mandolin, tenor guitar, banjo, classical guitar, electric guitar and drums thru out the songs with internet collaborations featuring local KC artists Jason Beers, Chad Brothers, Jeremy Clark, Travis Feldman, Kristin Hamilton, Devon Teran and Sam Wright.

Mastered by Duane Trower at Weights and Measures Studio.

The Easing takes the listener thru the emotions of living inside with ones significant other trying to live an honest, balanced, sheltered, and loving life of resilience while watching the bad news of the outside world that unfolds slowly into uncertainty and chaos into a future of unknowns.

Chris Hudson thanks for being with us on WMM.

Chris Hudson and The Bard Owls new album, THE EASING will be released September 29, 2021. Chris Hudson and The bard owls play a CD Release Party 5:00 to 7:00 , October 3, 2021, at Here’s To The Roots at PH Coffee, 2200 Lexington Ave. KCMO in the Pendelton Heights neighborhood in the historic Northeast. More information at http://www.chrishudson.bandcamp.com

10:55

  1. Chris Hudson and The Bard Owls – “everything”
    from: The Easing / Chris Hudson / September 29, 2021
    [Recorded as sort of grand finale to the Isolation Tracks Home Studio Compilation from 2020’s Covid shut down. The Easing was recorded between December 2020 and February 2021. Chris sings, plays bass, keys, mandolin, tenor guitar, banjo, classical guitar, electric guitar and drums thru out the songs with internet collaborations featuring local Kc music artists Jason Beers, Chad Brothers, Jeremy Clark, Travis Feldman, Kristin Hamilton, Devon Teran and Sam Wright. Mastered by Duane Trower at Weights and Measures Studio. The Easing takes the listener thru the many emotions of living inside with ones significant other trying to live an honest, balanced, sheltered, and loving life of resilience while watching the bad news of the outside world that unfolds slowly into uncertainty and chaos into a future of unknowns. More info at http://www.chrishudson.bandcamp.com]

[Chris Hudson and The Bard Owls play a CD Release Party 5 to 7:00 , October 3, 2021, at Here’s To The Roots at PH Coffee, 2200 Lexington Ave. KCMO in the Pendelton Heights neighborhood in the historic Northeast.]

11:00 – Station ID

Black Hippie
  1. Blvck Hippie – “If You Feel Alone At Parties”
    from: “If You Feel Alone At Parties” – Single / The Record Machine / August 6, 2021
    [“If you listen through If You Feel Alone At Parties you’ll hear a restlessness woven into the fabric of the songs. From the angular, affected guitar to the pensive vocals, Josh Shaw invites us into a Sad Boy Indie Rock world that feels nostalgic and pioneering at the same time. It’s a search for home in musical form, led by Shaw’s acute lyrics and ardent playing.” -Davy Haynes. Blvck Hippie is a Sad Boy Indie Rock Band from Memphis, Tennessee, tryna show Black kids that they can be weird too. More info at: blvckhippie.com]
Nathan Reusch

11:04 – Interview with Nathan Reusch

Nathan Reusch co-founder of The Record Machine joins us for the entire second hour to talk about the 18th Anniversary of The Record Machine and to share music from artists on the label and bands playing the 2nd Annual Lemonade Social Friday, September 24, with The Fey, Black Light Animals, Jass, Indoor Creature, and Saturday, September 25, with The Republic Tigers, Monta At Odds, and Brent Windler, at Lemonade Park, 1628 Wyandotte, in the West Bottoms of Kansas City. More details at http://www.therecordmachine.co

Nathan Reusch thanks for being with us on WMM.

Blvck Hippie is Josh Shaw doing sad boy indie boyfrom Memphis Tennessee, tryna show Black kids that they can be weird too. http://www.blvckhippie.com

From http://www.therecordmachine.co: If you listen through If You Feel Alone At Parties you’ll hear a restlessness woven into the fabric of the songs. From the angular, affected guitar to the pensive vocals, Josh Shaw (he/him) invites us into a Sad Boy Indie Rock world that feels nostalgic and pioneering at the same time. It’s a search for a home in musical form, led by Shaw’s acute lyrics and ardent playing.

It’s funny we study hard just to come up last
The world hits you hard when you don’t run fast
If we are the same but I’m empty and alone
The least you could do is answer your phone

  • from “Art School”

Tracked over a three-day weekend in Memphis, If You Feel Alone At Parties showcases Shaw’s conversational, intuitive songwriting. Blvck Hippie has been recommended “if you’re a fan of The Strokes but like your songs a little more moody” (From The Strait). However, there’s a vast array of influences that flow through the songs on If You Feel Alone At Parties. Crediting Kanye West and Kid Cudi for inspiring him as a Black artist to always make something different, Shaw has pushed himself forward with this record. And this artistic growth is audible in the mix. With a rotating cast of bandmates, Blvck Hippie crafts a sound bigger and brasher than the sum of its parts. The guitar tones reinvent 80s dream-pop sounds, while the rhythms are infused with an R&B consciousness. It’s a balancing act that Shaw & Co perform with aplomb. Never sounding derivative, the band delivers a fully-formed indie rock sound on its first full length.

You say these parties are all the same
While you’re too drunk to know my name
You wish he’d still pick up his phone
I’m way to drunk and so alone

  • from “If You Feel Alone At Parties”

Since the first Blvck Hippie single released in 2018, Shaw has invited listeners into his inner world. The lyrics on this record are reminiscent of the afterparty conversations and menthol-infused musings that dominate DIY scenes across America. But, these are not merely drunken sentences strung together in post-show afterglow. Shaw offers us insights into his mind and his life, looking to make a true, emotional connection with the listener. Escapism, loneliness, grief – it’s all here in Shaw’s vulnerable couplets. On “Bunkbed,” he sings, “I guess we’re all grown up we’re grown up now / Two dumb kids too poor to pay rent / So promise me we won’t change in a year or two and promise me I won’t stop missing you / Missing you.” Shaw is a dreamer, always looking for sparks. The characters that inhabit his songs feel real, as if he is bringing scenes from his life into the songs. You can almost smell the PBR and the cigarette smoke as Shaw recounts the details of his life.

In tears you watched me drink until my demons appear
Keep your voice low this time I care what they hear
I’m still stumbling down the hallway I swear it felt like home
To be angry at myself for feeling oh so alone

  • from “Technicolor”

Shaw takes the audience on a “VHS-inspired” journey through his mind. Searching for catharsis, Shaw’s off-kilter guitar playing and honest songwriting coalesce into the Sad Boy Indie Rock songs of your dreams. With the world slowly opening back up after an isolated year, Blvck Hippie have plans to take these songs on the road in the fall. Great things are on the horizon for Shaw & Co. Are you listening?

Nathan Reusch grew up in KC hanging out at Recycled Sounds with Anne Winter & Billy Smith.

This weekend’s Lemonade Socials on Friday and Saturday Nights are in celebration of The Record Machine’s 18 year Anniversary

The Record Machine started back in in 2003. The Record Machine started as a homegrown, pioneering independent record label and expanded to events in Kansas City, MO. We initially established the label to promote and release music from our hometown, but as time went on, we began releasing records from all across the country. We aim to work with a diverse group of hardworking, dedicated, and stand out on their own accord. Our catalog is an eclectic mix; we are proud that we don’t fit into any single genre and a unifying, uplifting quality to our releases. We hope to nurture musicians and connect them with a broader audience. Tim Finn of The Kansas City Star remarked about The Record Machine’s output “[They] have assembled a stable of diverse artists who are making music that deserves national attention.”

In 2011 we\The record Machine founded Middle of the Map Fest as a joint venture between KC’s Ink magazine(Part of the KC Star) and The Record Machine. In the years since, the festival has grown to encompass Music, Speakers, and Film. Bands that we love like Spoon, Grizzly Bear, Iron and Wine, Fred Armisen, OK Go, Lord Huron, Vince Staples, Cold War Kids, Charles Bradley, Aimee Mann, Atmosphere, The Get Up Kids, Daniel Johnston, Of Montreal, Kate Nash, The Joy Formidable, Two Door Cinema Club and many more have shared the same stage as Record Machine artists.

“It’s a great way for KC to show off and, more specifically, showcase our flourishing arts and culture scene,” KC Mayor Sly James said in a KC Biz Journal article earlier that year. “Events like Middle of the Map Fest bring crowds of people to our city who oftentimes leave in awe of everything Kansas City has to offer.”

The Record Machine is the collective sum of individuals, life experiences, knowledge, self-expression, and talent; our artists represent a significant part of not only our culture but our company’s reputation and achievements. We embrace and encourage our artist’s differences in race, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, religion, sexual orientation, and other characteristics that make our community unique.

11:09

The Fey
  1. The Fey – “Wolf Of The Wild”
    from: “Palm Tree Shade / The Record Machine / June 4, 2021
    [We played The Fey’s February 12, 2021 single, “Wolf of The Wild” on March 3 and “Blind to the Signs (feat. Hakim)”June 2, 2021. those singles followed their single, “Tear It off” released August 7, 2020, and “Lost In My Head” on August 2, 2019, All of these singles are from The Fey’s newest album, PALM TREE SHADE that followed the band’s July 13, 2018 EP, Strawberry Lemonade. The Fey is a Rock/Soul sextet based in Lincoln, Nebraska. The band has created 3 EP’s under the alias “AZP”, but have recently made a name change to The Fey. Charles Hull, Founder and Managing Director, Silver Street Records writes, The Fey is: Zach Watkins on lead/backup vocals, keys, percussion; Ishma Valenti on rap vocals; Trey Shotkoske on drums; Michael Rogers on guitars; John Fucinaro on bass, and Ludwing Siebenhor. Additional Backup vocals by Jasmin Ondap and Aly Millanes. Engineered and mixed by James Fleege at Silver St. Mastered by Doug Van Sloun at Focus Mastering. Produced by Zach Watkins & James Fleege at Silver Str Info at http://www.therecordmachine.co]

[The Fey play the 2nd Annual Lemonade Social – Day 1, Friday, September 24, at 7:00 PM at Lemonaide Park, 1628 Wyoming Street, KCMO, in the West Bottoms with Jass, Black Light Animals and Indoor Creature]

Indoor Creature
  1. Indoor Creature – “American Dream”
    from: Living In Darkness / The Record Machine / May 28, 2021
    [3rd album Formed in 2015, Indoor Creature has grown from a duo to a pack of six, and together the Austin-based band has played over 100 shows and two national tours. Their distinctly dreamy, jazz-inspired sound artfully contrasts lyrics that tackle topics most pop songs don’t dare to wrestle with. They explore feelings associated with growing up and up, respond to current events, and delve into their dreams, all things you’d do with a good friend while lying on the floor, staring upward. In this room, the floor and the ceiling are Indoor Creature, grounding you to reality while simultaneously inviting you to think of what could be.]

[Indoor Creature play the 2nd Annual Lemonade Social – Day 1, Friday, September 24, at 7:00 PM at Lemonade Park, 1628 Wyoming Street, KCMO, in the West Bottoms with Jass, Black Light Animals and The Fey.]

11:16 – Interview with Nathan Reusch

We are talking with Nathan Reusch co-founder of The Record Machine who joins us for the entire second hour to talk about the 18th Anniversary of The Record Machine and to share music from artists on the label and bands playing the 2nd Annual Lemonade Social Friday, September 24, with The Fey, Black Light Animals, Jass, Indoor Creature, and Saturday, September 25, with The Republic Tigers, Monta At Odds, and Brent Windler, at Lemonade Park, 1628 Wyandotte, in the West Bottoms of Kansas City. More details at http://www.therecordmachine.co

Nathan Reusch thanks for being with us on WMM.

We just heard: The Fey from Lincoln, Nebraska and Indoor Creature from Memphis, Tennessee.

Lemonade Social – Sept. 24 + 25 at Lemonade Park, 1628 Wyandotte, West Bottoms KCMO. Friday, September 24, 7:00 PM The Fey, Black Light Animals, Jass, and Indoor Creature. Saturday, September 25, at 7:00 PM The Republic Tigers, Monta At Odds, Brent Windler. Tickets Available From Lemonade Park Sponsors: Lemonade Park, The Record Machine, Kosmic City, recordBar, Voltaire. Flyer Design: Chris Meier. Website Design: The Record Machine

11:20

Dinner Time
  1. Dinner Time – “What’s The Deal”
    from: Halfway Down / The Record Machine / To be released: October 15, 2021
    [Atlanta, Georgia based 5-piece band with Alejandro Uribe on guitar, Andrew Joyce on guitar & keyboards, Chad Miller on drums, Ian Buford on guitar & vocals, and London Cameron on bass. DINNER TIME returns from their slumber with “Halfway Down”, the follow-up LP to their debut self-titled record. Coming hot off the heels of 3 tracks self-recorded in lockdown, and the success of their breakout single “Walden Park”, the band’s sophomore album promises a new level of production quality and maturity from the Atlanta-based 5-piece. “We wanted to create a cohesive experience” bassist London Cameron explains. Melodic motifs appear and reappear throughout the record to reinforce the universe of “Halfway Down”. Overarching themes of loneliness, anxiety, and disillusionment give a loose structure that the band tackles with a psych-rock bent and a tongue-in-cheek wit. DINNER TIME’s 2nd album “Halfway Down” will be released in Fall 2021 by the Record Machine.]
Pala Zolo
  1. Pala Zolo– “Sycophant”
    from: “Sycophant” – Single / The Record Machine / April 9, 2021
    [Pala Zolo released the single “You Can’t” on April 17, 2020. Pala Zolo released the single “Up Northern” on February 8, 2019 on The Record Machine. Pala Zolo is the instrumental electronic project of Lawrence, KS musician Eric Davis. In Pala Zolo, Davis blends synthesizers and drum machines with live instruments to create his blend of cinematic pop music. He chose the name to pay homage to his Sicilian heritage by naming the project after a small Sicilian village he spent time in while studying abroad in Italy. Pala Zolo allows Davis the full freedom to experiment in ways that are a departure from his main gig as the keyboard player in buzzy up-and-coming rock band Hembree (Thirty Tigers, Oread Records). // The inspiration for Pala Zolo came from a chance meeting with fellow electronic musician, Tycho’s Scott Hansen. One day while working at The Granada Theater in Lawrence, Davis was given the job of being Hansen’s driver. For years Davis had been writing and recording his own demos and was completely unsure of what to do with them. After spending the entire day with Hansen and seeing him perform, Davis realized he could bring his incomplete ideas to life in his own unique way. Seeing an instrumental band perform such an emotionally charged set inspired Davis to finish his songs without traditional vocals and to begin creating his own sound in that genre. // Soon after, Davis set forth to finalize the recordings with his good friend and producer Joel Martin (Y god Y). The two of them spent countless hours experimenting with synthetic and acoustic textures to create perfect soundscapes to compliment Davis’ intricately arranged compositions. In 2018, Davis self-released singles House Plant & 40K, and continued to take Pala Zolo to another level by performing live with drummer Gerardo Rojas. The duo brings the songs to life with live synths, guitars and drums and has been resonating with audiences.]

11:28 – Underwriting

Soultru
  1. Soultru – “Must Be”
    from: The Truth: An Acoustic EP / The Record Machine / October 10, 2020
    [This song was first released as part of several singles Soultru has released this year.. Vocals by Terrance Banks. Singer, songwriter, poet and emcee Terrance A Banks aka Soultru is a native of Davenport, Iowa and is currently based out of the Quad Cities area of NW Illinois/NE Iowa. Combining his poetic and lyrical talents with a soulful voice, Soultru has forged his own unique sound. Soultru credits a wide range of influences, including Gavin Degraw, John Legend, Yelawolf and Son Little. More info at: http://www.soultrumusic.com]
  1. Progeny – “Caves of Darkness”
    from: W A T E R F R U I T / The Record Machine / March 26, 2021,
    [This new ep is called W A T E R F R U I T
    Its consisted of gritty, grimey Lo-fi & 90’s boombap chill beats. Still I bring in the sadbangers as well. It has a really nice tropical mood in between each song so let the waves take you on an adventure to where you ended up once before in another lifetime you were in! All these beats were made on a ZOOM Sample Trak 224. All beats were made at my job when the pandemic hit. It Felt like a ghost town where I was at (Im sure that was for everybody though) and so i heard some records and ended up catching these soundscapes of how I felt each day.This will be available on all streaming services. There will only be a limited run of 25 cassette tapes on my bandcamp. ]

11:38 – More Interview with Nathan Reusch

We are talking with Nathan Reusch co-founder of The Record Machine who joins us for the entire second hour to talk about the 18th Anniversary of The Record Machine and to share music from artists on the label and bands playing the 2nd Annual Lemonade Social. More details at http://www.therecordmachine.co

Nathan Reusch thanks for being with us on WMM.

Lemonade Social – September 24 + 25 at Lemonade Park, 1628 Wyandotte, West Bottoms KCMO. Friday, September 24, 7:00 PM The Fey, Black Light Animals, Jass, and Indoor Creature. Saturday, September 25, at 7:00 PM The Republic Tigers, Monta At Odds, Brent Windler. Tickets Availabe From Lemonade Park Sponsors: Lemonade Park, The Record Machine, Kosmic City, recordBar, Voltaire. Flyer Design: Chris Meier. Website Design: The Record Machine

11:43

  1. Pageant Boys – “Past Life”
    from: “Past Life” – Single / The Record Machine / September 17, 2021
    [From the upcoming Pageant Boys release Haunted. Alexander Sheppard is the musician behind the name Pageant Boys. In this new slow-burner he gets honest about heartbreak, the fallout of a failed relationship, and the relatable emotions that follow. This single will be part of the new 10-track albun from pageant BoysMore info at: http://www.therecordmachine.co]
  1. Monta At Odds – “Other Side of Yesterday (feat. Your Friend)”
    from: Peak of Eternal Light / The Record Machine / August 20, 2021
    [This is the third single from Monta At Odds upcoming new album, PEAK OF ETERNAL LIGHT due on July 24, 2021, through The Record Machine. For this song, the Kansas City-based band once again collaborated with Taryn Blake Miller, AKA Domino Record Co. artist Your Friend. Follow up single to the Republic Tigers remix of Monta At Odds’ “When I’m Gone” with Kenn Jankowski joining with Teri Quinn on vocals. The two bands are label mates on The Record Machine. Band leader Dedric Moore tells us that after this album Teri Quinn is leaving the band and Kenn Jankowski is joining the band. Monta At Odds released the single, “When I’m Gone. (feat. Teri Quinn)” on March 5, 2021. Monta At Odds has traced its adventure from its inception to vocalist Teri Quinn’s addition to their sleek, indie-Tronic cascade of the band’s latest recording. An electric drum punch and layers of buzzing synths anchor Quinn’s pleading words, depositing the fact that “we both know you’ll feel better when I’m gone.” It’s the hard choice of ending a relationship and hanging on for dear life. // Monta At Odds is a Kansas City combo led by the brothers Dedric and Delaney Moore. The two have played music together all their lives and have been exploring the Monta At Odds sound since the band’s debut in 2000. Dedric’s pulsing, melodic bass and Delaney’s artfully unhinged synthesizers frame the band’s central character, which is fleshed out by a talented cast of musicians and collaborators. The result is a heady sonic pool that has been inscrutably referred to as ‘Ummagumma meets Arthur Russell’s mutant disco at Vangelis’s house.’ // 2020 finds the addition of acclaimed vocalists, guitarists, and songwriters Mikal Shapiro and Teri Quinn to the band’s lineup. With Mikal and Teri’s otherworldly vocal contributions, Monta At Odds continues to push their alternate reality into streamlined consciousness. Lucas Behrens on guitar and synth and Matthew Heinrich on drums both rounds out the stellar lineup. The group released Zen Diagram in May of 2020 as a more post-punk leaning follow-up to Argentum Dreams. Expect minimal rhythms set to maximum noise, shoegazed guitar signals, slo-mo psychedelic darkwave, endless dub echo, and extended-cut warped disco. Live musicians manipulating time and space via knob turning, cymbal cracking, and pedal pushing as they interlock into hypnotic moments of heavenly bliss that seem to hold forever, captivating the mind. // This single is a follow-up to the December 18, 2020 released A GREAT CONJUNCTION their 5-song EP released just in to coincide with the ‘double-planet’ convergence of Jupiter and Saturn on December 21 which last occurred in 1226. These tunes form a soundtrack to the planetary event, five songs linked together by the vastness of space and as a meditation on our infinitesimal place in the universe. The EP featured Krystof Nemeth, Teri Quinn, Alexander Thomas, Dedric Moore and Matthew Heinrich. Monta At Odds released their 4-song EP Zen Diagram last year on May 1, 2020. Monta At Odd’s seventh full-length album, Peak of Eternal Light, is to be released in 2021 on The Record Machine. In late 2020 Monta At Odds released the single “When Stars Grow Old.” Monta At Odds released their 6th full length album Argentum Dreams on Oct 19, 2018. More info at: http://www.facebook.com/montaatodds%5D

[Monta At Odds play the 2nd Annual Lemonade Social – Day 2, Sat,, Sept.25, at 7:00 PM at Lemonade Park, 1628 Wyoming Street, KCMO, in the West Bottoms with The Republic Tiger and Brent Windler]

  1. The Republic Tigers – “Risky Business”
    from: Risky Business – Single / The Record Machine / November 13, 2020
    [This single followed the band release of their album MIND OVER MATTER.Hailing from Kansas City, MO, The Republic Tigers spike their lushly orchestrated indie rock with organic and synthetic elements. Founder Kenn Jankowski originally moved to Kansas City in 1999 and began playing guitar for The People, a band that later changed its name to The Golden Republic (Astralwerks Records). He also made fast friends with local musicians Ryan Pinkston and Adam McGill; and when The Golden Republic disbanded seven years later, he opted to launch his pop-based project with the other two multi-instrumentalists. Taking their name from Jankowski’s high school mascot, The Republic Tigers expanded their lineup with bassist Marc Pepperman and drummer Justin Tricomi. Electronic structures remained to play an important role in their music (via convenience/sensible creation-farming/forming), and the band issued a self-titled EP in late 2007 before putting the finishing touches on Keep Color, which arrived in 2008. Then there was a cool EP in 2011 titled “No Land’s Man” which featured the emo smash hit “The Infidel” and the extremely fun “Merrymake It With Me”. And then a second concept LP was concocted, “Mind Over Matter” – written from the year 2008 to the year 2011. Mixed and mastered in the year 2012. But then it was sadly shelved by the original labels. Which leads us to now, the year is 2020. Something new is going to happen. Kenn Jankowski joined us on WMM on June 3, 2020. The Record Machine released Mind Over Matter on June 5, 2020]

[Monta At Odds play the 2nd Annual Lemonade Social – Day 2, Sat,, Sept.25, at 7:00 PM at Lemonade Park, 1628 Wyoming Street, KCMO, in the West Bottoms with The Republic Tiger and Brent Windler]

  1. Noel Coward – “The Party’s Over Now”
    from: Noel Coward in New York / drg / 2003 [orig. 1957]

Next week on Wednesday MidDay Medley, on September 29 we welcome Nico Gray who will be our Guest Producer for a show celebrating the music of Art d’Ecco including excerpts of Nico’s special interview with Art d’Ecco.

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

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