WMM Playlist from November 2, 2022

Wednesday MidDay Medley
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Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Sondra Freeman of Apocalypse Meow 15 + The Black Creatures + Maria Vasquez Boyd

  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
  1. Spoon – “On The Radio (Adrian Sherwood Reconstruction)”
    from: Lucifer on The Moon / Sub Pop / November 4, 2022
    [From Spoon’s bandcamp page: Lucifer on the Moon is the anti-gravity companion to Spoon’s LUCIFER ON THE SOFA. (Feb. 11, 2022). A top-to-bottom rework of the Austin band’s tenth album, it was created by On-U Sound founder and UK dub icon, Adrian Sherwood. // Moon first took shape as a few heady remixes for the singles from LUCIFER ON THE SOFA. Frontman Britt Daniel offered Sherwood two suggestions: “Avoid things that would not be possible on tape” and “Add whatever you want to add, the less modern the better.” The collaboration shouldn’t come as a surprise: dub-inspired production is wound through Spoon’s classic tracks, from “Finer Feelings” to “Inside Out.” Sherwood is a proven collaborator whose resume includes partnerships with seminal artists like The Fall, Jah Wobble, and Mark Stewart. The initial results pleased both parties and Sherwood was invited to work on additional songs. And then a few more. “I got into the melody and the thoughts it evoked in me,” the producer explains. “It just evolved and we eventually found ourselves with a whole album.” // Moon flips Lucifer on the Sofa’s rhythm tracks inside-out, and often rebuilds them wholesale. Sherwood supplied extensive additional instrumentation via On-U’s extended family of session players, including bassist Doug Wimbish and drummer Keith LeBlanc (both of whom performed in Sugarhill Records’ early ’80s in-house rhythm section). He dug deep into the album’s multi-tracks, surfacing forgotten details and elements not present in the final album mixes. The result airlifts Spoon’s trademark melodies into lush alien terrain, replete with vibrant echo and rumbling low-end. “It wasn’t just a thing where you pick apart this and that and you stay on the grid and you add a delay,” explains Daniel. “He added so much more instrumentation to the tracks that they became different completely versions of the songs. Not just remixes, but companion pieces. A ‘Part II.’”]
  1. The Roseline – “Hot Dice”
    from: “Hot Dice” – Single / RPH Records / November 4, 2022
    [First new music to follow The Roseline’s 8th album, ‘Constancy’ which was #1 on WMM’s 120 Best recordings of 2021. “Hot Dice” was written by Colin Halliburton and arranged by The Roseline, with: Colin Halliburton on guitars, vocals, aux percussion; Bradley McKellip on guitars; Heidi Gluck on keyboards & vocals; Colin Jones on bass, and Jim Piller on drums. Engineered and Produced by Joel Nanos at Element Recording in Kansas City, KS. Mixed by Daniel Knobler at Goosehead Palace in Nashville, TN. Mastered by Mike Nolte at Eureka Mastering in Portland, OR. Colin Halliburton writes: “Hot Dice is a self-deprecating exploration of my tendency to ruin otherwise joyful moments with polarizing political conversation pieces or fatalistic and rambling soliloquies. By the end of the song, I learn to be less of a vibe killer and just tell “a gross joke instead”. Musically, it’s jangly heartland folk-rock that’s been elevated with super chorus-y guitar, great multiple harmony bgvs, and an altered arrangement toward the end of the song that really makes it shine. Obviously I’m biased. In terms of its release, I couldn’t let an entire calendar year go by without releasing some new jams into the world so we’re closing out 2022 with a couple stand alone singles we’re extremely proud of. More information at: http://www.roselinemusic.com // The Roseline are a Lawrence, KS, based alt-country, Americana, rock band, formed by Colin Halliburton with friends in 2005. The Roseline released their 6th album GOOD / GRIEF on April 3, 2021. The Roseline released BLOOD on September 29, 2017; and TOWNIE on June 19, 2015. The band has toured the US and Halliburton has completed two European solo tours thus far, taking him through Poland, Germany, Belgium, and The Netherlands. In 2021 the band toured Poland. Colin Halliburton joined us on March 25, 2020 and Nov. 3, 2021. Info at: http://www.roselinemusic.com]

[The Roseline play The Brick, Kansas City, MO on Friday, Nov 11.]
[The Roseline play The Whittier Bar, Tulsa, OK on Saturday, Nov 12]
[The Roseline The Replay Lounge, 946 Mass., Lawrence, KS on Friday, Nov 25
[The Roseline w/ Austin Lucas play Replay Lounge, 946 Mass., Lawrence, Dec 1]
[The Roseline play the Montrose Saloon, Chicago, IL on Friday, Dec 2]
[The Roseline the Orbit Room, Bloomington, IN on Saturday, Dec 3]

  1. Birdie – “Gravity”
    from: Gravity / Birdie / October 12, 2022
    [A new 9-song album release from Birdie. “GRAVITY” was made with Birdie in lead vocals & ukelele, Andy Oxman on guitar, Barb Wilmoth on drums, Dan Carey on bass, with Pat Tomek on drums, Gary Paredes on guitar and Marc Bollinger on bass. This is Birdies’ second full-length album release of 2022. On May 27, 2022 Birdie’s released the 8-song album WHY DO YOU HAVE TO BE SO COOL?. Power pop, punk, and echoes of the girl groups of our time intersect in Kansas City-based band Birdie. This energetic collaboration of local talent brings a fresh take on classic sounds. Birdie released the single “You Can’t Stop Her” on June 13, 2021. Birdie released the 7-track EP, CELLOPHANE HEART on June 4, 2021. Birdie is the musical project of Betsy Schwartze who lives in Stilwell KS. Info at: http://www.birdiesound.com]
  1. GAV7D – “War of WYCO”
    from: Thanks For Everything EXOTICAFREEJAZZMIDDLEASTERN / GAV7D / Nov. 9, 2022 [EXOTICAFREEJAZZMIDDLEASTERN is the 5th and final GAV7D release in the GAV7D series and the second GAV7D release of 2022. EXOTICAFREEJAZZMIDDLEASTERN is a mix between free jazz group (Annie Ellicot vocals, Mark Southerland Sax, Clarke Wyatt Grand Piano, Arny Young Drums) and Extoica Band (Amado Espinoza- Charango, Tina Billberry- Violin, Chris Fugitt- drums, Mark Southerland-Sax, Chris Tady- Guitar). With guest artists: Mike Dillon-Vibraphone, Beau Bledsoe- Guitar and Oud, Christine Brebes- violin. It’s a masterpiece that finishes the GAV7D album collection in the most beautiful and bizarre way combining new sonic concepts with ancient. The debut GAV7D album: “Thanks For Everything” was released June 21, 2015. The double album, “Thanks For Everything – Cartoonoirjazz” was released June 1, 2016. Thanks For Everything Punkfunkpolka was released on May 31, 2019 and included Johnny Hamil on bass, Clarke Wyatt on keyboards, Mikal Shapiro on guitars & vocals, Kyle Dahlquist on accordions & theremins & vocals, Charles “Critter” Sims on drums, and Chad Meise on Hendrix inspired guitars. Written & arranged by Johnny Hamil. Thanks For Everything SoloBassVideoGame was released June 28, 2022. // Johnny Hamil told us that the 5ht and final album in the series, GAV7D “Thanks for Everything – ExoticaMiddleasternFreeJazz,” “reminded me that the outside listener doesn’t hear the whole project like I do, or the concert goer does.” He added “I really feel like it’s my major work of my lifetime, but even better, it tells the story of the KaC music community, which I’m so proud of.” // The GAV7D project is a Five album masterwork by Johnny Hamil. He likes to say he’d rather do this than compose a symphony as it relates more to his bass musical life. The first album is vocals 15 songs composed by Johnny or collaborated with 27 different KC music scene vocalists. Then the idea was to re-imagine what the album would sound like with different group of V7 musicians. Johnny has always written for his band Mr. Marco’s V7. Many of the early members of the band moved back into town so it was on. The first album Cartoonoirjazz is a instrumental homage to Mancini, Ellington, Mingus, and Monk. Features Johnny’s great composing of Jazz melodies and improvisations with his amazIng band members. The second lineup is Punkfunkpolka which is like if a 90s alternative rock band was driven by accordions and theremins. The third version of the band is Exoticamiddleasternfreejazz and is an homage to Martin Deny, Sun Ra, and oud music. It is a magic romp of both improvisations and compositions. Then we have the solo bass video game music album. This album is both electric and upright playing and is breaking new ground for what the bass can do. An. homage to all the great sound tracks of video game music as well as just Johnny’s unique voice on the instrument. // KC based musician, composer, and teacher Johnny Hamil plays in the band Pamper The Madman. Johnny Hamil also plays bass for Mikal Shapiro, and Julia Othmer, and can be heard on the recordings of many KC and Lawrence based artists including Stephonne Singelton. Johnny Hamil collaborates with jazz combos, theatre productions, and is also known for his work with The Malachy Papers. As a teacher of the bass, Johnny Hamil was recently featured on Queer Eye on Netflix. Johnny is a founding member of Mr. Marco’s V7, a band that has been reinvented with each new release, changed and evolved with different line-ups. Known for experimental, instrumental music, Johnny told us the music he composes for the band came to him in his dreams. In 2011 the bassist noticed something revolutionary for his creative process when his dreams included lyrics for the first time This set him on a new path to create GAV7D, which is not Mr. Marco’s V7 proper, but members from the long history of the the band. The concept was to collaborate a vocal version of the compositions with friends and then have various lineups of the V7 family interpret the material in different ways, CartoonNoirJazz, PunkFunkPolka, and FreeeExoticaMiddleEastern. GAV7D premiered at the Folk Alliance International. Chad Meise is a master studio & stage producing and engineering records for Mr. Marco’s V7, Hearts of Darkness, Expassionate, Rex Hobart, MIke Dillon, The Gaslights, Atlantic Fadeout, and The Country Duo.]

[GAV7D performs Live as Annie Ellicot meetsGAV7D for The EXOTICAFREEJAZZMIDDLEASTERN Album Release Concert, Wednesday, November 9, at 6:00 PM at The Ship, 1221 Union Avenue, West Bottoms, KCMO. theshipkc.com]

[Celebrating the fifth GAV7D album release Annie Ellicot (currently off tour with Jeff Goldblum) makes room in her very busy schedule to visit KC to perform the exoticafreejazzMiddleastern album with a epic lineup of V7 members. Mike Dillon on Vibes, Clarke Wyatt on keyboards, Kent Burnham on Drums, Kyle Dalhquist on Trombone & Accordion, Amado Espinoza on Charango & Native flutes, Chris Tady on Guitar, K’Tina on Violin, Arny Young on Drums, and Johnny Hamil as Band Leader & Bassist. This will be a rare KC performance with all of these people present. Annie’s brillant improvising on the album is all one take pieces and she will be performing in the same manner at the show. Come witness some of the most ground breaking genre bending music KC has to offer. Advanced Tickets and reserved tables https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gav7dexoticamiddleeasternfreejazz- album-release-tickets-447997080327 The album GAV7D exoticaFreejazzMiddleastern Thanks for Everything can be purchased at johnnyhamil.com]

10:23 – Underwriting

  1. Pure xtc – “Get Lost”
    from: Shed My Skin 2-Song EP with “Shadow” / Taylor Hughes / September 9, 2022
    [The 2-song Shed My Skin EP follows the Pure XTC single “Shadow: released June 1, 2022. Pure xtc released the EP Nobody’s Home on November 12, 2021. Pure xtc is the musical project of Kansas City based Taylor Hughes. Taylor is also the drummer for the band EXNATIONS who are on hiatus. The idea of pure xtc was formed during an extremely isolating time for multi-instrumentalist, Hughes. Living truly on her own for the first time, she moved to the NYC metro in 2019. Time was spent crying on subways, climbing new rooftops, meeting new people, avoiding new people, feeling extremely fulfilled to feeling like a hollow empty shell. “Ghost” was produced & mixed by Walter Kazmier of Silk City Grooves Studio and mastered by Mike Piacentini of Sony Entertainment’s Battery studios. http://www.purextcmusic.com] [Pure XTC aka Taylor Hughes was our guest on WMM July 14, 2021.]

[Pure XTC plays Apocalypse Meow 15, Saturday, November 5, at 7:00 PM at recordBar, 1520 Grand Blvd., KCMO, with Eddie Moore, MellowPhobia, The Electric Lungs, and Nathan Corsi & My Atomic Daydream, to raise funds to provide health care grants to music industry professionals.]

  1. Eddie Moore – “Skatepark Days”
    from: INTUITION / Eddie Moore Music / October 28, 2022
    [This was the second single from the new album. For “Skate Park Days” all Instruments by Eddie Moore, Written & Produced by Eddie Moore . Drums by Jaylen Ward. Recorded at Tribe Studios in Kansas City, and Mixed By Rick Carson, and Mastered by Crayge Lindesay. // “A New Me, A New You” was first single from INTUITION and was released Friday, October 28, 2022. // From Eddie’s bandcamp page:
    “Intuition” is Eddie Moore at his best. Crafted with care and love, Moore draws from his vast array of influences over the years and collaborates with his closest friends to bring a bundle of joy to the listener. There is literally something for everyone on this project. His debut album as a solo artist, Moore took the reins as producer, engineer, and multi-instrumentalist. Laying down lush piano, heavy bass, raging synth, and grooves that stick to the ribs. “Intuition” is a unique journey that leaves the listener burning for more. // Eddie Moore released the single, “Love Song” (with Joel Castillo and Bree Cummings) on October 22, 2021. Eddie Moore released “We Chillin’” on April 9, 2021. Eddie Moore’s band We The People released their album MISUNDERSTOOD on September 25, 2020. Eddie Moore is the recipient of the 2016 Charlotte Street Generative Performance Award for his genre bending collaborations. Raised in Houston Texas, he began his musical journey at Texas Southern University where he later earned a Bachelors in Arts and immersed himself in the Houston music scene. Eddie relocated to Kansas City to study under Bobby Watson at the University of Missouri-Kansas City where he received a M.A in Jazz Studies. 2017’s Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art “Artist in Residence” in collaboration with Rashid Johnson. In 2018 his work with The Outer Circle was nominated for an Indie Music Award for “007”. His music has also been featured commercially for Sprint, Netflix’s “Queer Eye”, and Morgan Cooper’s short film “Room Tone”. Moore’ has shared the stage and record with distinctive artist such as Bobby Watson, Pam, Watson, Logan Richardson, Maurice Brown, Boys II Men, Brian Blade and the Fellowship, John Baptiste, Erykah Badu, Mosdef, Bilal, Ledisi, Chantae Cann, Krystal Warren, Matt Otto, Brandon Draper, Andre Hayward, Tivon Pennicott, Various Blonde, Dominique Sanders, 77 Jefferson, and the Marcus Lewis Big Band. We The People released the single, “Single Double” on June 10, 2021. Written & Produced By Eddie Moore with Eddie Moore on keyboards, key bass, & programming; Zach Morrow on drums; and Jason Emmond on bass. Recorded at Tribe Studios. Mixed by Rick Carson at Make Believe Studios. More info at: http://www.wethepeople777.bandcamp.com Eddie Moore joined us live on WMM on September 23, 2020. More info at http://www.eddiemooremusic.com]

[Eddie Moore plays Apocalypse Meow 15, Saturday, November 5, Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM at recordBar, 1520 Grand Blvd., KCMO with MellowPhobia, The Electric Lungs, pure xtc, and Nathan Corsi and My Atomic Daydream in Kansas City, MO, to raise funds to provide health care grants to music industry professionals. Mark Manning will Emcee.]

[Eddie Moore will be our guest on Wednesday MidDay Medley on Nov. 16 with Poet Glenn North,]

10:33 – Interview with Sondra Freeman

Sondra Freeman is Director of Promotions & Artist Relations for Midwest Music Foundation, a nonprofit created to support music and musicians in Kansas City and the surrounding areas, founded in 2008 by a collective of musicians and music lovers. The Midwest Music Foundation (MMF) unites and empowers the greater KC music community by providing programs and resources to area musicians through outreach, support, education, and health care opportunities. Sondra is instrumental in MMF’s annual events: Apocalypse Meow, MidCoast Takeover and the MidCoast Takeover fundraiser shows, and other collaborative musical events and fundraisers.

Sondra Freeman joins us to share details about Apocalypse Meow 15, Saturday, November 5, at 7:00 PM at recordBar, 1520 Grand Blvd., KCMO, with Eddie Moore, MellowPhobia, The Electric Lungs, pure xtc, and Nathan Corsi & My Atomic Daydream, to raise funds to provide health care grants to music industry professionals. Apocalypse Meow started in 2008, when musician Abigail Henderson faced daunting financial hurdles after being diagnosed with breast cancer. Friends rallied to her side, holding the first Apocalypse Meow concert to cover her medical expenses. To pay this forward to her community, Abigail co-founded MMF. After she passed away in 2013, MMF established Abby’s Fund For Musicians’ Health Care, which has given out over $350,000 in health care assistance grants to musicians. MMF has provided needed preventative care services through their health clinic events & partnerships with local providers. The Rock Docs will be on site from 6 to 10 pm with free flu shots, screenings, health care & insurance info. This event also features an online auction from local vendors & artists. More info at http://www.midwestmusicfoundation.org

Sondra Freeman thanks for being with us again on WMM.

The Midwest Music Foundation is proud to present the 15th Annual Apocalypse Meow.

The history of Apocalypse Meow started in 2008, when local musician Abigail Henderson faced daunting financial hurdles after being diagnosed with breast cancer. Friends and fellow musicians rallied to her side, holding the first Apocalypse Meow concert to cover her medical expenses. To pay this forward to her local community, Abigail co-founded MMF. After she passed away in 2013, MMF established Abby’s Fund For Musicians’ Health Care, which has given out over $350,000 in health care assistance grants to musicians. We have also provided much needed preventative care services through our health clinic events and partnerships with local providers. // The Rock Docs will be on site from 6 to 10 pm with free flu shots, screenings, health care and insurance information. This live event will also feature an online auction from local vendors and artists, and lots of fun raising money to support the health of the music industry members of Kansas City.

The event features live performances by notable Kansas City-area bands as a donation of their time and talents to their community; local businesses and artisans donate products and services to the event for auction. All monies raised during Apocalypse Meow go directly to Abby’s Fund for Musician’s Health Care and the production costs of Apocalypse Meow. Performances, business donations, and services are purely voluntary.

“Abby believed that music can take you to where you need to be and that it’s important, and the people that do that need to be taken care of.” – Sondra Freeman

Abby’s Fund for Musicians’ Health Care was named for Abigail Henderson (1977-2013).

Death Notice from St. Louis Post Dispatch: Abigail Hope Henderson the Kansas City vocalist who started a nonprofit organization to help musicians pay health-care costs, died on Tuesday, August 27, 2013 of cancer at her home. She was 35. For more than a decade, Abigail was the lead singler of several area bands: Trouble Junction, The Gaslights, Atlantic Fadeout, and Tiny Horse. In 2008 she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She had health insurance, but the cost of the treatments prompted her and husband Christopher Meck, to start the Midwest Music Foundation which raised funds to help area musicians pay health care costs. “Medical bills can throw you into poverty in a week – in one day,” she said. “There’s nothing like standing in your kitchen opening a hospital bill for $63,000.00 in one day and $47,000.00 the next. After a while you don’t want to open them anymore. Who can pay that?”

Midwest Music Foundation – http://www.midwestmusicfoundation.org

Apocalypse Meow is the primary event for Abby’s Fund For Musicians’ Health Care — providing area musicians and industry workers with essential health care grants.

10:41

  1. The Electric Lungs – “Place To Live”
    from: The ELECTRIC LUNGS / Independent / February 8, 2018
    [Five fast burners recorded at the Dead Horse Sound Company in KCMO. All songs by The Electric Lungs except Nimrod’s Son (originally by The Pixies) and Stay Wild (written by Dead Ven feat. Dead Ven himself on vocals and guitar). Mixed and mastered by Johnny Kenepaske at Dead Horse Sound Co. The Electric Lungs are a KC based 4-piece band formed in 2012 by Tripp Kirby, Marc Bollinger, Eric Jones, and Jason Ulanet The Electric Lungs released their album, Don’t be Ashamed of the Way You Were Made on October 20, 2015, ecorded mastered with Joel Nanos of Element Recording. The Electric Lungs joined us on WMM on April 8, 2015.]

[The Electric Lungs play Apocalypse Meow 15, Saturday, November 5, at 7:00 PM at recordBar, 1520 Grand Blvd., KCMO, with Eddie Moore, MellowPhobia, pure xtc, and Nathan Corsi & My Atomic Daydream, to raise funds to provide health care grants to music industry pros.]

10:43 – Interview with Sondra Freeman

We are talking with Sondra Freeman about Apocalypse Meow 15, Saturday, November 5, at 7:00 PM at recordBar, 1520 Grand Blvd., KCMO, with Eddie Moore, MellowPhobia, The Electric Lungs, pure xtc, and Nathan Corsi & My Atomic Daydream, to raise funds to provide health care grants to music industry professionals. Apocalypse Meow started in 2008, when musician Abigail Henderson faced daunting financial hurdles after being diagnosed with breast cancer. Friends rallied to her side, holding the first Apocalypse Meow concert to cover her medical expenses. To pay this forward to her community, Abigail co-founded MMF. After she passed away in 2013, MMF established Abby’s Fund For Musicians’ Health Care, which has given out over $350,000 in health care assistance grants to musicians. MMF has provided needed preventative care services through their health clinic events & partnerships with local providers. The Rock Docs will be on site from 6 to 10 pm with free flu shots, screenings, health care & insurance info. This event also features an online auction from local vendors & artists. More info at http://www.midwestmusicfoundation.org

Sondra Freeman thanks for being with us again on WMM.

RESOURCES AND ASSISTANCE THROUGH ABBY’S FUND

If you or a family member needs healthcare assistance, please apply for an Abby’s Fund grant. This resource is available to active KC area musicians and music personnel. LEARN MORE AND APPLY at: http://www.midwestmusicfoundatiom.org

Please email our Executive Director, Rhonda Lyne, for more information. rhonda@midwestmusicfound.org

Midwest Music Foundation offers the following services:
-Mental Health Grants to assist with counseling and treatment
-Free Dental Screenings at the UMKC School of Dentistry
-Free COVID-19 Tests
-Mammogram Grants

For more info visit: http://www.midwestmusicfoundation.org

Midwest Music Foundation Staff

Chris Meck, Founder, Musician and CM2 Audio
Rhonda Lyne, Executive Director
Sondra Freeman, Director of Promotions and Artist Relations
Canyon McClung, Production Specialist
Danielle Anderson, Media Manager

Midwest Music Foundation Board

Amber Hulet, President, Volunteer Coordinator, Social Media
Chris Meck, Founder, Musician and CM2 Audio
Eric Barton, Treasurer, General Counsel, Finance & Fundraising Chair, Organization/Board Development
Julia Haile, Secretary, Education Chair, Musician
Dr. K. Allen Greiner, MD, MPH, Chair of Health + Wellness, University of KS Med Center
Erin Corriveau, MD, MPH, Public Health Officer, University of Kansas Medical Center
Michelle Bacon, Co-Chair Mental Health for Musicians, Diversity Chair, Musician
Erin McGrane, Musician
Molly Gotobed, Insurance Program Research Chair, Program Director at the Community Health Council of Wyandotte County
Jerry Jones, Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion – Health Programs, Movember Foundation
Eddie Moore, Musician
Sonia Hall, President & CEO BioKansas
Skeet Hanks, Marketing Chair

Rhonda Lyne is Executive Director of Midwest Music Foundation. She is a scientist by day and avid supporter of the arts by night. Rhonda has had an active role with the MMF since the inaugural fundraiser, Apocalypse Meow, in 2008. Inspired by MMF founder, Abigail Henderson, Rhonda is dedicated to the mission of the MMF a nonprofit created to support music & musicians in KC and the surrounding areas, founded in 2008 by a collective of musicians & music lovers. Rhonda is instrumental in MMF’s fundraising, volunteer, event coordination, overseeing the health care fund, and day to day activities of the organization.

Sondra Freeman thanks for being with us again on WMM.

Apocalypse Meow 15, is Saturday, November 5, at 7:00 PM at recordBar, 1520 Grand Blvd., KCMO, with Eddie Moore, MellowPhobia, The Electric Lungs, pure xtc, and Nathan Corsi & My Atomic Daydream, to raise funds to provide health care grants to music industry professionals.More info: midwestmusicfoundation.org

10:51

  1. Nathan Corsi and My Atomic Daydream – “Cuts Like A Knife”
    from: “Cuts Like A Knife” – Single / myowndamnrecords / August 12, 2022
    [The first single from Nathan Corsi’s new rock band featuring Kansas City veterans Chris Meck, Tom Hudson, and Benjamin Hart. Nathan Corsi and My Atomic Daydream released their second single, “Hits You Twice” on September 28, 2022. Nathan Corsi has one of the best voices in Kansas City music. With Steve Tulipana he fronts The Band That Fell To Earth paying tribute to David Bowie in this annual project created by Michelle Bacon. Nathan toured for nearly a decade with his band Not A Planet who released critically acclaimed EP, NAP on December 1, 2011; the album, THE FEW, THE PROUD, THE STRANGE on May 10, 2013; SMOKE BOMBS & CIGARETTES: THE HISTORY OF NOW (EP) on September 9, 2016.]

[Nathan Corsi and My Atomic Daydream play Apocalypse Meow 15, Saturday, November 5, at 7:00 PM at recordBar, 1520 Grand Blvd., KCMO, with Eddie Moore, MellowPhobia, The Electric Lungs, pure xtc, to raise funds to provide health care grants to music industry pros.]

  1. MellowPhobia – “Need”
    from: “Need” – Single / Jackal And Hide Records / September 2, 2022
    [Music and Lyrics by Tillie Alexandra Hall, Producer Tillie Alexandra Hall. Recording Engineering by Justin Mantooth. Mastering by Pete Maher. Adam McKee on drums. MellowPhobia were formed out of the indie alt-rock scene of Pittsburgh, PA. Now residing in their home city of Kansas City, producing a highly original sound that they describe as “landlocked surf rock”. Socially conscious lyrics, and hook laden tunes keeps the crowd jumping. The band revolves around songwriter and guitarist Til who provides the distinctive vocals to all MellowPhobia tracks. On June 23, 2021 MellowPhobia released their EP IS THIS SEAT TAKEN? This EP was pat of WMM’s 120 Best recordings of 2021. In July 2018 MelloPhobia released the 3-song EP LISTEN. More info: http://www.mellowphobia.com Tillie Alexandra Hall of MelloPhobia was our guest on WMM on Oct. 20, 2021 AND August 31, 2022.]

[MellowPhobia plays Apocalypse Meow 15, Saturday, November 5, at 7:00 PM at recordBar, 1520 Grand Blvd., KCMO, with Eddie Moore, The Electric Lungs, pure xtc, and Nathan Corsi & My Atomic Daydream, to raise funds to provide health care grants to music industry pros.]

11:00 – Station ID

  1. The Black Creatures – “Lazarus”
    from: By Thy Hand / Center Cut Records / August 12, 2022
    [This new album follows their last singles: “Criminal” on June 24, 2022, “Loud For Nothin” on May 27, 2022, and “True Friends” on September 17, 2021. After being signed to Center Cut Records the label remastered and reissued their album Wild Echoes and began releasing singles. “Wild Echoes” was #2 in WMM’s 119 Favorite Releases of 2019 (Albums & EPs). Since the release of ”Wild Echoes” the band has released seven entirely new songs, nearly one per month, all posted to their bandcamp page. The Black Creatures fuse dark-pop hip-hop, soul, jazz, and electronic music with elements from science fiction to tell inter-dimensional stories of love, community, life, culture, history. Xavier & Jade have made an impression in the KC music community with their live shows in clubs, galleries, record stores, and area music festivals. The Black Creatures released their debut single “Mouth 2 Mouth” June 5, 2016. // Jade Green & Xavier Martin of The Black Creatures began working together in 2013. The Black Creatures blur the boundaries of hip-hop, dance, R&B, soul, and EDM, telling stories of real life, and the struggle for equality. Jade’s incredible vocals reveal her background in opera, and her honest lyrics are both personal and political. Jade can interpret soul, jazz, hiphop, and pop. Xavier Martin started music as a violinist, and has transitioned into a co-songwriter, producer, beat-maker, keyboardist, vocalist, engineer, and style maker. Their breakthrough album, WILD ECHOES, that was re-released and re-mastered by Center Cut in 2020 and named Album Of The Year from The Pitch Magazine. // From Center Cut Records Promo Materials: The Black Creatures make a point to blur the lines of genre while maintaining a recognizable cohesion; oftentimes blending contemporary styles of pop, hip-hop, dance, R&B, EDM and soul with cinematic and storytelling sci-fi/fantasy elements and themes. With the complex and creative approach The Black Creatures take to their art, a diverse audience regularly flocks to their gripping and intensely enchanting performances. // Representing the strange land of Kansas City, Missouri, Jade Green and Xavier began working together around the end of 2013 after meeting on-line talking about cosmetics. After Jade stumbled upon Xavier’s SoundCloud, they asked if they could put their vocals on it, and this led to future collaborations with no more than the intention to dabble. They couldn’t stop and eventually dubbed the project The Black Creatures. // Both Jade & Xavier write and perform vocals, with Xavier at the helm of production and composition. Jade Green has a vocal background in opera and a penchant for theatrics, and both are the foundation of their ever-evolving approach to writing and performing in The Black Creatures. While the instrumentals may set the tone for the show, Jade’s voice captivates the audience from beginning to end. Originally a violinist, Xavier unfurled into a producer and vocalist, maintaining the same air of intrigue and mystery throughout his compositions and performances in The Black Creatures. // After releasing Wild Echoes in the fall of 2020, the record received Album Of The Year from The Pitch Magazine, along with high praise from around the world for the four released singles and accompanying videos. “Wretched (It Goes)” was featured in the NPR Live Sessions “Songs For Change” when The Black Creatures were selected as one of 12 national artists, and included in 90.9 The Bridge’s Top 100 singles along with their song “D’ummm” which was in heavy rotation in the winter. Nuance Magazine wrote, “The Black Creatures take their musical talents and use them in such a way that forces listeners to not only tap their foot to a catchy tune, but pay attention and feel something about what is going on in the world around them. Tackling fascism, police brutality, and the deep-rooted effects of slavery in a rhythmic fashion is one thing. Simultaneously making it a good listen is another. However, The Black Creatures make it happen.” // Mark’s brief review: “Being named “Album of The Year” from The Pitch Kansas City was the recognition this young band deserved, because there is really no other band in Kansas City creating incredibly beautiful and painful protest songs in multi genre styles of beats, vocal styles, textures. The immediate personal and poetic lyrics of Jade Green and tribal, dance floor and soulful beats and melodies of Xavier bring the listener into a multicultural, mixed, gender fluid, soul celebration of life and an honest indictment of the racist, homophobic, and sexist world they are navigating through to survive. Listen carefully to these young music makers, they are wise beyond their years. They sound beautiful and speak the truth to power. They are beautiful. They are The Black Creatures.”]

[Charlotte Street Foundation announced that the recipients of the 2022 Generative Performing Artist Awards are The Black Creatures and Calvin Arsenia Scott.]

11:05 – Interview with Jade Green and Xavier Martin

Jade Green and Xavier Martin are The Black Creatures. The two began working together in 2013. The Black Creatures blur the boundaries of hip-hop, dance, R&B, soul, and EDM, telling stories of real life, and the struggle for equality. Jade’s incredible vocals reveal their background in opera, and their honest lyrics are both personal and political. Jade can interpret soul, jazz, hiphop, and pop. Xavier Martin started music as a violinist, and has transitioned into a co-songwriter, producer, beat-maker, keyboardist, vocalist, engineer, and DJ.

Their breakthrough album, WILD ECHOES, was re-released and re-mastered by Center Cut in 2020 and named Album Of The Year from The Pitch Magazine.

The Black Creatures recently were the recipients of the Charlotte Street Foundation 2022 Generative Performing Artist Fellowship Grant and Award.

The Black Creatures released their new album By Thy Hand on Center Cut Records on August 12, 2022

Just a few weeks ago Jade and Xavier completed performances in the world premiere of Christian A. Walker’s “What Came With Spring” for the Owen/Cox Dance Group, October 7 thru 9 at City Stage Theatre, Union Station, 30 W Pershing Rd, KCMO http://www.owencoxdance.org

Jade Green, (They/Them) and Xavier Martin (He/Him) Thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley

Congratulations on your incredible work with “What Came With Spring” Owen/Cox dance Group’a world premiere choreographed by Christian Warner in collaboration with The Black Creatures.

Five Dancers + 10 tracks from The Black Creatures = 90 Minute Dance Premiere

Owen/Cox Dance Group and The Black Creatures and Director & Choreographer Christian A. Warner, created the amazing theatrical production, WHAT CAME WITH SPRING at Union Station (October 6, 7, and 8.) When your favorite Kansas City dance company decides to collaborate with your favorite Kansas City band, the result is one of the most moving, beautiful, and important works of art created in Kansas City this year! Xavier Martin and Jade Green prove why they are proud recipients of the 2022 Charlotte Street Generative Performing Artist Award Fellows. And they make it look and sound so good. These are two of the hardest working artists in Kansas City, and they are both incredibly unassuming and human in their journey. Their music continues to tell the story of the world we are living in with social and political lyrics delivered by two young, incredibly gifted musical artists, who mirror each other so very beautifully. There is no equivalent to this band. The Black Creatures are a true original. The Owen/Cox Dance Company has brought their music to new levels with Christian A. Warner’s impeccable storytelling through movement, putting Jade and Xavier into the tableau, into the scene, placing them into so many parts of the stage, while all the while allowing their live singing voices to ring clear and true. Thank you to the beautiful dancers. This show will live on in my heart and mind forever!!!!

Our most played artists in 2022 are The Black Creatures. Wednesday MidDay Medley was the first radio show to play their music. They have been frequent guests on our show. The Black Creatures released their debut single “Mouth 2 Mouth” June 5, 2016. The Black Creatures released their self-produced, debut album, See No Evil, on December 6, 2017. The Black Creatures released their single Elements on February 14, 2018. Our playlists show that we first played The Black Creatures on March 14, 2018. Since that date we have championed this band. We first saw them live at InterUrban ArtHouse on July 10, 2019 as part of a Celebration of Queer Identity where Mark was also a performer. Their breakthrough album, WILD ECHOES, was self released by the band on September 30, 2019. WILD ECHOES was #2 on WMM’s 119 Best Recordings of 2019. WILD ECHOES was re-released and re-mastered by Center Cut Records in 2020 and named Album Of The Year from The Pitch Magazine for 2020. // Charlotte Street Foundation announced that the recipients of the 2022 Generative Performing Artist Awards are The Black Creatures and Calvin Arsenia Scott. // The Black Creatures released their new album By Thy Hand on Center Cut Records on August 12, 2022. // Jade and Xavier just completed performances in the world premiere of Christian A. Walker’s “What Came With Spring” for the Owen/Cox Dance Group October 7, 8, & 9 at City Stage Theatre, Union Station, 30 W Pershing Rd, KCMO.

Mark’s brief review: “Being named “Album of The Year” from The Pitch Kansas City was the recognition this young band deserved, because there is really no other band in Kansas City creating incredibly beautiful and painful protest songs in multi genre styles of beats, vocal styles, textures. The immediate personal and poetic lyrics of Jade Green and tribal, dance floor and soulful beats and melodies of Xavier bring the listener into a multicultural, mixed, gender fluid, soul celebration of life and an honest indictment of the racist, homophobic, and sexist world they are navigating through to survive. Listen carefully to these young music makers, they are wise beyond their years. They sound beautiful and speak the truth to power. They are beautiful. They are The Black Creatures.”

11:12

  1. The Black Creatures – “A Perch of My Own Choosing”
    from: By Thy Hand / Center Cut Records / August 12, 2022
    [This new album follows their last singles: “Criminal” on June 24, 2022, “Loud For Nothin” on May 27, 2022, and “True Friends” on September 17, 2021. After being signed to Center Cut Records the label remastered and reissued their album Wild Echoes and began releasing singles. “Wild Echoes” was #2 in WMM’s 119 Favorite Releases of 2019 (Albums & EPs). Since the release of ”Wild Echoes” the band has released seven entirely new songs, nearly one per month, all posted to their bandcamp page. The Black Creatures fuse dark-pop hip-hop, soul, jazz, and electronic music with elements from science fiction to tell inter-dimensional stories of love, community, life, culture, history. Xavier & Jade have made an impression in the KC music community with their live shows in clubs, galleries, record stores, and area music festivals. The Black Creatures released their debut single “Mouth 2 Mouth” June 5, 2016. // Jade Green & Xavier Martin of The Black Creatures began working together in 2013.]

11:17 – Interview with Jade Green and Xavier Martin

Jade Green and Xavier Martin are The Black Creatures. The two began working together in 2013. The Black Creatures blur the boundaries of hip-hop, dance, R&B, soul, and EDM, telling stories of real life, and the struggle for equality. Jade’s incredible vocals reveal their background in opera, and their honest lyrics are both personal and political. Jade can interpret soul, jazz, hiphop, & pop. Xavier Martin started as a violinist, and has transition-ed into a co-songwriter, producer, beat-maker, keyboardist, vocalist, engineer, DJ.

Jade Green, (They/Them) and Xavier Martin (He/Him) Thanks for being on WMM

The Black Creatures Discography

The Black Creatures “Mouth 2 Mouth” – Single, June 5, 2016.
The Black Creatures released their debut album, See No Evil, Dec. 6, 2017.
The Black Creatures “Elements” – Single, February 14, 2018
The Black Creatures “Silver Tears” – Single, June 19, 2018 with additional voices provided by AniMal (Ana Marcela Maldonado Morales) , Barbara Solomon , Kassidee, Quaranta , Adres Va Cortas
The Black Creatures “Dare” (Gorillaz Cover)” – Single, August 8, 2019
The Black Creature – Wild Echoes – September 30, 2019
The Black Creatures – “Turn” – Single, October 30, 2019
The Black Creatures – “Quartz (Twilight)” – Single, November 13, 2019
The Black Creatures – “SHINE” – Single, December 11, 2019
The Black Creatures- “Ghost Bustin’ Dead Prezidentz” – Single, January 8, 2020
The Black Creatures – “To Whom It May Concern” – Single, January 22, 2020
The Black Creatures – “Arcade Love” – Single, February 5, 2020
The Black Creatures – “Run Up” – Single, February 19, 2020.
The Black Creature – Wild Echoes – September 30, 2019
The Black Creatures – “wretched (it goes)”- Single [Center Cut], July 17, 2020 [remastered]
The Black Creature – Wild Echoes – Album (Remastered] August 28, 2020 [Center Cut]
The Black Creatures – “Negative Zero” – Single/Video [Center Cut]
The Black Creatures – “FRIENDS” – Single/Video [Center Cut]
The Black Creatures – BY THY HAND – album August 12, 2022

BY THY HAND was produced by Xavier, and written by Jade and Xavier, and mastered by Collin Jordan (Xiu Xiu, Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco) The Black Creatures will be releasing more singles and video.

SOCIALS:
https://www.theblackcreatures.com/
https://smarturl.it/wildechoes
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCW_KKKYdsM2Jq4iKm_UkStQ
https://www.facebook.com/theblackcreatures
https://www.instagram.com/theblackcreatures/

The Black Creatures recently were the recipients of the Charlotte Street Foundation 2022 Generative Performing Artist Fellowship Grant and Award.

The Black Creatures are a multifaceted music duo from Kansas City. Gleefully playing with elements of soul, hip-hop, and EDM, they’re here to tell inter-dimensional stories – through all-original, lyric-heavy songs and live performances. They share real stories from a less-explored perspective, while others are spun from fantastical vantage points. Influenced by neo-soul sirens like Erykah Badu and Alicia Keys, wordsmiths like Da Brat and Tech N9ne, and composers a la Daft Punk and Robert Glasper, they make music that defies genre and tradition in an effort to break generational curses. The idea is that society’s hexes, long bound up by the threads of anti-black repression, insincerity, and envy, can be uncrossed by doing what has not been done before. They aim to honor the past, celebrate the present, and transcend the expectations of the future by creating consistently unique songs, videos, images, and interactive live performances.

Jade Green performs with: Arquesta Del SolSoul. a Kansas City-based music collective featuring 3 musicians who worked together in Hearts of Darkness. They call themselves: African Futurist Genre Killerz from the Middle of the Map bringing an innovative multidimensional sound inspired by our founding musical ancestors to decolonize and time bend indigenous sounds of the Caribbean, Latin America, West, Central, and Southern Africa.” Members include Les Izmore, Jessica Ayala, Brad Williams, Jade Green, Chalis O’Neal, Irving Graham, Ernest Melton, Andres Ramirez, Fabian Prado.

Jade Green & Xavier Martin, Thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley

11:25

  1. The Black Creatures – “Loud 4 Nothing”
    from: By Thy Hand / Center Cut Records / August 12, 2022
    [This new album follows their last singles: “Criminal” on June 24, 2022, “Loud For Nothin” on May 27, 2022, and “True Friends” on September 17, 2021. After being signed to Center Cut Records the label remastered and reissued their album Wild Echoes and began releasing singles. “Wild Echoes” was #2 in WMM’s 119 Favorite Releases of 2019 (Albums & EPs). The Black Creatures fuse dark-pop hip-hop, soul, jazz, and electronic music with elements from science fiction to tell inter-dimensional stories of love, community, life, culture, history. Xavier & Jade have made an impression in the KC music community with their live shows in clubs, galleries, record stores, and area music festivals. The Black Creatures released their debut single “Mouth 2 Mouth” June 5, 2016. // Jade Green & Xavier Martin of The Black Creatures began working together in 2013. The Black Creatures blur the boundaries of hip-hop, dance, R&B, soul, and EDM, telling stories of real life, and the struggle for equality. Jade’s incredible vocals reveal her background in opera, and her honest lyrics are both personal and political. Jade can interpret soul, jazz, hiphop, and pop. Xavier Martin started music as a violinist, and has transitioned into a co-songwriter, producer, beat-maker, keyboardist, vocalist, engineer, and style maker. Their breakthrough album, WILD ECHOES, that was re-released and re-mastered by Center Cut in 2020 and named Album Of The Year from The Pitch Magazine. // From Center Cut Records Promo Materials: The Black Creatures make a point to blur the lines of genre while maintaining a recognizable cohesion; oftentimes blending contemporary styles of pop, hip-hop, dance, R&B, EDM and soul with cinematic and storytelling sci-fi/fantasy elements and themes. With the complex and creative approach The Black Creatures take to their art, a diverse audience regularly flocks to their gripping and intensely enchanting performances. // Representing the strange land of Kansas City, Missouri, Jade Green and Xavier began working together around the end of 2013 after meeting on-line talking about cosmetics. After Jade stumbled upon Xavier’s SoundCloud, they asked if they could put their vocals on it, and this led to future collaborations with no more than the intention to dabble. They couldn’t stop and eventually dubbed the project The Black Creatures. // Both Jade & Xavier write and perform vocals, with Xavier at the helm of production and composition. Jade Green has a vocal background in opera and a penchant for theatrics, and both are the foundation of their ever-evolving approach to writing and performing in The Black Creatures. While the instrumentals may set the tone for the show, Jade’s voice captivates the audience from beginning to end. Originally a violinist, Xavier unfurled into a producer and vocalist, maintaining the same air of intrigue and mystery throughout his compositions and performances in The Black Creatures. // After releasing Wild Echoes in the fall of 2020, the record received Album Of The Year from The Pitch Magazine, along with high praise from around the world for the four released singles and accompanying videos. “Wretched (It Goes)” was featured in the NPR Live Sessions “Songs For Change” when The Black Creatures were selected as one of 12 national artists, and included in 90.9 The Bridge’s Top 100 singles along with their song “D’ummm” which was in heavy rotation in the winter. Nuance Magazine wrote, “The Black Creatures take their musical talents and use them in such a way that forces listeners to not only tap their foot to a catchy tune, but pay attention and feel something about what is going on in the world around them. Tackling fascism, police brutality, and the deep-rooted effects of slavery in a rhythmic fashion is one thing. Simultaneously making it a good listen is another. However, The Black Creatures make it happen.” // Mark’s brief review: “Being named “Album of The Year” from The Pitch Kansas City was the recognition this young band deserved, because there is really no other band in Kansas City creating incredibly beautiful and painful protest songs in multi genre styles of beats, vocal styles, textures. The immediate personal and poetic lyrics of Jade Green and tribal, dance floor and soulful beats and melodies of Xavier bring the listener into a multicultural, mixed, gender fluid, soul celebration of life and an honest indictment of the racist, homophobic, and sexist world they are navigating through to survive. Listen carefully to these young music makers, they are wise beyond their years. They sound beautiful and speak the truth to power. They are beautiful. They are The Black Creatures.”]

[Charlotte Street Foundation announced that the recipients of the 2022 Generative Performing Artist Awards are The Black Creatures and Calvin Arsenia Scott.]

11:29 – Underwriting

  1. Blondie – “Maria”
    rom: No Exit / Beyond Records / February 15, 1999
    [No Exit is the seventh studio album by the American rock group Blondie. This song was Blondie’s comeback single, their first since “War Child” in July 1982. The song peaked at number eighty two on the Billboard Hot 100. Internationally, the song topped the charts in the United Kingdom, becoming the band’s sixth chart-topping song in that country. It also peaked within the top ten of the charts in Austria, Belgium, Germany, the Republic of Ireland, Sweden and Switzerland..]

11:33 – Interview with Maria Vasquez Boyd

Maria Vasquez Boyd, is a mother, grandmother, friend, writer, artist, published poet, teacher, trailblazer, daredevil, traveler, lover, angel, radio show host & producer. Maria is a founding member of the Latino Writers Collective. She is a graduate of the Kansas City Art Institute, where she has also taught in the Design/Illustration Department and for for the Nelson Atkins Museum. Maria has served as the gallery coordinator for the Guadalupe Center and The Writers Place. She is a contributing Artist at Mattie Rhodes. Maria is host and producer of ARTSPEAK Radio, heard every Wednesday at Noon, on 90.1 FM KKFI – Kansas City Community Radio. ARTSPEAK Radio is celebrating 10 Years on the air! Maria Vasquez Boyd is the author of THE WEIGHT OF RECOGNITION her new book of poetry published by Spartan Press in September 2022. Maria joins us to discuss Dia de los Muertos / Day of the Dead, celebrated November 1 & 2. The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art is presenting a Day of The Dead Altar Installation in Kirkwood Hall, on view through November 7, 2022. The altar installation features our Abuela (Grandmother) at home, created in collaboration with local artists, students, the Mattie Rhodes Center and the Mexican Consulate in Kansas City.

Maria Vasquez Boyd, Thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley

First, CONGRATULATIONS on ARTSPEAK Radio celebrating 10 Years on the air!

Second, CONGRATULATIONS on the publishing of your brand new book of poetry THE WEIGHT OF RECOGNITION published by Spartan Press in September 2022.

THE WEIGHT OF RECOGNITION contains 60 of her poems and has forewords by Missouri Poet Laureate Maryfrances Wagner and Kansas Poet Laureate Huascar Medina, among others. “I am really, really honored by this,” she says. “I never expected something like this to happen.”

Boyd stopped writing temporarily in 2021, when she learned she had a serious heart condition that would require open-heart surgery. “I used to write almost every day,” she says, “but last year was such a strange journey for me. I started giving things away; I stopped writing. Ultimately, I made peace with things.”

Recently, however, Boyd found out that her heart functionality has gone from 20% to 55% and she will not need a transplant after all. “I believe in prayer and healing and good support,” she said.

Third, CONGRATULATIONS on being featured by writer Elisabeth Kirsch in KC Studio Magazine in a piece titled: Maria Vasquez Boyd: The Art of Filling Needs. https://kcstudio.org/maria-vasquez-boyd-the-art-of-filling-needs/

Boyd grew up in South Kansas City, the youngest of three sisters, with one younger brother who died years ago. Although both Boyd’s parents were children of Mexican immigrants, she did not grow up speaking Spanish, nor knowing much about her ancestral culture. Determined to change that, she made it a point that her daughter Whitney learn Spanish and become immersed in such customs as Mexican folkloric dance, which she learned to perform professionally.

Dia de los Muertos / Day of the Dead, is celebrated during November 1 & 2.

The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art presented a Day of The Dead Festival, over the weekend and has a Day of The Dead Altar Installation in Kirkwood Hall, on view through November 7, 2022. The altar installation features our Abuela (Grandmother) at home, created in collaboration with local artists, students, the Mattie Rhodes Center and the Mexican Consulate in Kansas City.

November 2 is also Maria Vasquez Boyd’s Birthday…

11:43 – A Happy Surprise Birthday for Maria Vasquez Boyd

Today we want to recognize those who have gone on to a new spiritual plane, but we also want to recognize someone from our living family that we love and admire so very much.

Maria Vasquez Boyd HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

Chad Brothers brings in cake with candles. KKFI staff: Chad Brothers, Darryl Oliver, Kelly Dougherty, volunteers John Todd, Julia, Phil Bauer, and others, along with Maria’s two sisters, brothers in law, and husband, all sing Happy Birthday to Maria.

11:44 – Barry Lee pre-recorded a Birthday Message for Maria Vasquez Boyd.

Barry Lee is the host of the long running and acclaimed radio program Signal To Noise, now broadcast Thursday Mornings from 10:00 AM to Noon on 90.1 FM

  1. Barry Lee – “Maria Birthday Message”

11:46 – Miguel Morales sends love to his friend Maria

Miguel Morales is a award winning poet and journalist who grew up in Texas working as a migrant and seasonal farmworker. He is a Lambda Literary Fellow, a member of the Macondo Writers Workshop, and a VONA/Voices alum, and The Latino Writers Collective. Miguel is the winner of the Society of Professional Journalists’ First Amendment Award. Miguel is one of the editors and contributors to: Fat & Queer: An Anthology of Queer and Trans Bodies and Lives. Miguel has also bravely worked as an activist for equality.

Miguel Morales writes:

Happy Birthday Maria!

Your Miguelito adores you and on this soon-to-be national holiday, I just wanted to send you the most sincere blessings and mostly good wishes.

You are a terrific friend & I recognize the value of our friendship more & more each year.

I thank you for all the times you had me on your show, more times than I can remember and probably more times than I deserve.

Our on the air conversations are real and they mirror our real-life conversations – except without all the cussing and the delicious tacos.

Your work as an artist and as an art-letic supporter knows no bounds. You’ve touched many in our community, at least that’s the rumor.

You’re always so generous with your time. You’re not the kind of artist who keeps opportunities to themselves, you share them with others letting them know where and how to apply. You have an understanding of an artist’s work, and you connect them with people and organizations that can offer resources and other opportunities. You see partnerships and make them happen.

I’m also grateful for the work we do with the migrant farmworker students in Waverly, Missouri. It’s a project we’ve been doing for probably 10-15 years. It’s a cause that’s dear to my heart and I’m so happy that we do it together.

Our friendship is effortless, and honest, and like no other.

I say all these things because I love you, I respect you, and I know that if I don’t give you credit, you’ll cut me. She’ll do it, dear listeners, I swear she will.
On behalf of all those who love and fear you, Happy Birthday!

Your Miguelito.

11:50 – Whitney Boyd

Whitney Boyd is an elementary education teacher, she also helps rescue dogs for Chain of Hope. Whitney is the daughter of Maria Vasquez Boyd and the mother of Maria’s two-year old grand daughter Luna. Whitney is in the classroom right now, but she pre-recorded a special message, for her mom.

  1. Whitney Boyd – “Mom Birthday”

Happy Birthday Maria Vasquez Boyd we love you!

A Big THANK YOU to some of the beautiful friends of Maria: Miguel Morales, Barry Lee, and Whitney Boyd. For Wednesday MidDay Medley and for Maria Vasquez Boyd, I’m Mark Manning. Thanks for listening!

11:56

  1. Mariachi El Bronx – “I Would Die 4 U”
    from: Purplish Rain / Spin Media / June 23, 2009
    [Purplish Rain is a compilation of Prince covers released by Spin magazine for readers of its July 2009 issue. The album contains cover versions of songs from Prince’s 1984 Purple Rain album, in the same track order as the original, on the occasion of the album’s 25th anniversary. It was not a physical album and was available in its digital format up to September 30, 2009.]
  1. Noel Coward – “The Party’s Over Now”
    from: Noel Coward in New York / drg / 2003 [orig. 1957]

Next week on Wednesday, November 9, we welcome singer songwriter ‘Tre Mutava, Howie Howard, and Ivory Blue.

Thank you to ALL of those who donated to Wednesday MidDay Medley during of KKFI 90.1 FM Fall Fund Drive!!! Between our two on-air shows, and our Facebook Fundraiser, we have raised a grand total of $3041.00 from 50 individual donors!!! THANK YOU!

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

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