#511 – February 5, 2014 Playlist

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

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

“The Midcoast Sound”
+ Kasey Rausch Live! + Summer Osborne Live!
+ Nathan Reusch & Middle of the Map Announcement!
+ Marion Merritt & Betse Ellis co-host

1. Hunter Long – “Chadi extended”
from: Music for Chadi El-Koury’s choreography / Hunter Long / Jan, 2014
[City in Motion Dance Theater’s 11th annual “A Modern Night at the Folly” Saturday, February 8 at 8:00pm, at The Folly Theater featuring the work of choreographers: Muriel Cohan, Jane Gotch, Chadi El-Khoury, Dawn Karlovsky, Elaine Kimble-Peaks, Cathy Patterson, Kameron Saunders, Tiffany Sisemore, Patrick Suzeau, Paula Weber and City in Motion’s own Stephanie Whittler. Tickets at Follytheater.org. More info at: http://www.cityinmotion.org.]

10:04 – Pledge Break #1

Our WMM Winter Fund Drive Team: Marion Merritt and Betse Ellis

Betse Ellis, is one of the hardest working musicians in KC, known by many as a founding member of The Wilders. Betse recently released her 2nd full-length solo release, the critically acclaimed, “High Moon Order.”

Marion Merritt is our most frequent contributor to Wednesday MidDay Medley, joining us to share recordings and info from her musically encyclopedic brain. Marion spent 18 years as manager of the Music Department at Barnes & Noble on the Plaza, but recently left her to pursue a new musical venture.

90.1 FM KKFI Kansas City Community Radio is a non-commercial radio station. Three times a year, we interrupt our regularly scheduled programming, to ask YOU our beautiful-listeners, to help us continue 90.1 FM’s unique, 24-7 programming, that is…essentially free to you, to tune into. While the spirit of this station is kept alive by hundreds of volunteers who passionately donate their time and abilities to keep the transmission of our 100,000-watt-signal alive. We are a operated by a not-for-profit organization, incorporated over 35 years ago, called The MidCoast Radio Project. We’re non-profit but we still have to pay the electric bill, the rent on our fully accessible production studios and offices, the insurance, and for our small staff. Even though we have hundreds of committed volunteers, who donate thousands of hours every year, producing radio shows, answering phones, creating websites, producing benefits, rewiring the board, setting up our computer system, we still need YOU, our listener, to take a moment and call 888-931-0901 and donate to keep us alive! Our volunteers are waiting to hear from YOU right now.

YOU are the reason we were able to go onto the airwaves 26 years ago. You are the reason we’ve been able to continue all these years.

Wednesday MidDay Medley offers crucial info on music and art. In just the last 9 months on Wednesday MidDay Medley we have interviewed musicians and bands including: Shy Boys, The Grisly Hand, Red Kate, Katy & The Girls, Akkilles, Krystle Warren, The ACB’s, Summer Osborne, Dead Voices, Making Movies, The Latenight Callers, The Wires, Pedaljets, Clementines, Dollar Fox, Bach Aria Soloists, Rural Grit All Stars, Gamelan Genta Kasturi, Schwervon!, Sterling Witt, Connie Dover & Bob Walkenhorst, Beautiful Bodies, Soft Reeds, Madisen Ward & The Mama Bear, Vi Tran, Ernest James Zydeco, Wells The Traveler, The Blackbird Revue, The Empty Spaces, My Brothers & Sisters, David Burchfield, Matt Hayden, Amy Farrand, Folkicide, Betse Ellis, 3 Son Green, Kristie Stremel, Sneeky Creeps, Brandon Draper, The Depth and The Whisper, and The Brannock Device. We’ve also talked with artists involved with Apocalyspe Meow, Middle of the Map Fest, The Midwest Music Foundation, Element Recording Studio, The Crossroads Music Festival, The Crossroads Summer Block Party, Golden Sound Records, The Record Machine, Record Store Day, Johnson County Community College Performing Arts Series, and Mills Record Company. We’ve welcomed as our guests: artists, film makers, musicians & organizers to join us to share the story of what is happening in the Kansas City arts, activism, & cultural scene.


2. PedalJets – “Conversations”
from: What’s In Between / Electric Moth Records / June 25, 2013
[1st album of new material in 23 years. Paul Malinowski (Vocals, Guitar), Rob Morrow (Drums, Vocals), Mike Allmayer (Guitar, Vocals), Matt Kesler (Bass, Vocals). Produced by The Pedaljets & Paul Malinoski. It was announced last week that Cody Wyoming has now joined the band. More info: thepedaljets.com]

3. Schwervon! – “Truth Teller”
from: Courage / Olive Juice Records / September 28, 2012 [Schwervon! is a two piece rock band. Nan plays drums and Matt plays guitar and they both sing. They lived in NYC for 15 years and then a few years ago Matt brough Nan back to Kansas City. They continue to tour all over the world. They recorded Courage with Memphis-based engineer Doug Easley who’s worked with Pavement, Sonic Youth, Cat Power.]

[Schwervon! plays Fokl Gallery, 56 Central, KCK, Thurs. Feb. 13, 9:00 pm, w/ Tyvek, The Bad Ideas.]

4. Shy Boys – “Keeps Me On My Toes”
from: Shy Boys / High Dive Records / January 21, 2014
[Brothers Collin Rausch, Kyle Rausch, and roommate Konnor Ervin, are members of the KC based band.]

[Shy Boys play an in-store performance February 15, at Mills Record Company]

10:20 – Pledge Break #2

Each year Wednesday MidDay Medley interviews over 200 guests.

We’ve featured segments and interviews about: Dear Diary, LikeMe Lighthouse, Spinning Tree Theatre, Martin Luther King Jr., The Midwest Music Foundation, The KC Fringe Festival, The Kauffman Center for The Performing Arts, The Charlotte Street Foundation, The Latino Writers Collective, The Kansas City Art Institute, The Folly Theatre, The Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre, Out Here Now Film Festival, OutSpokenKC: Love & Marriage, The Kansas City Public Library, The 816 Bike Collective, The Urban Culture Project, Amnesty International, Main Street Day, Byproduct The Laundromat, AIDS Walk KC, Gay Pride, The Writer’s Place, Johnson County Community College Performing Arts Series, and Bread KC. While playing music is our primary focus, we supplement the programming with interviews from area writers, musicians, film makers, actors, artists, who all ask to come on the show to share information with our diverse audience.


5. Old Sound – “The Ocean”
from: Rain Follows The Plow / Independent / February 2014
[Greg Herrenbruck ~ Bass & Vocals; Grady Keller ~ Mandolin, Acoustic Guitar & Vocals; Chad Brothers ~ Acoustic Guitar & Vocals. Recorded and produced by Phil Wade at his studio: Alluvial Fan. Phil Wade and the band will be our guest on Wednesday MidDay Medley on February 12]

[Old Sound play the Rural Grit Happy Hour, Monday, Feb. 10th at The Brick, 6-9PM.]

[Old Sound play The 2014 International Folk Alliance Conference Opening night KC Extravaganza Wed, Feb. 19 at Penn Valley on the KKFI Stage]

10:32 – Underwriting

10:33 – Interview with Kasey Rausch

Kasey Rausch is a regular performer at The Rural Grit Happy Hour, she is a member of the bands: The Buttermilk Boys, The Naughty Pines, and Partners in Glory. Beginning Sunday, March 2, at 9:00 am she’ll premiere her new weekly radio show River Trade Radio, with her friend Mikal Shapiro, on 90.1 FM. Kasey joins us to discuss the Song-writers Living Room Session, Sat, Feb. 8, at 9:00 pm at Knuckleheads, with Sky Smeed, Kasey Rausch, & Lyal Strickland.

Kasey Rausch also plays the Love Hangover, Saturday, February 15, 7:00 pm , at the recordBar, 1020 Westport Rd. with Patrick Deveny, Sara Swenson and Barclay Martin, Victory & Penny, and The Blackbird Revue.

Kasey also plays The Appleseed Collective, Monday, February 17, at Czar Bar.


10:40 – Pledge Break #3

90.1 FM is Local & Vocal & Heard All Over! 90.1 FM is a grassroots movement, a radio station created by the people in the village. 37 years ago those people created a not-for-profit, 501 (c) 3 organization called, The MidCoast Radio Project and for ten years volunteers worked to raise the funds to buy a signal, a tower, and create a physical station with studios and offices, to serve the community. In February of 1988, KKFI began broadcasting over the airwaves…

Those first radio shows were pre-recorded on reel to reel tape in the basement of Tom Crane’s house, and then delivered to the tower site and transmitter, to be played.

Anne Winter aka “Little Orphan Annie” hosted Kansas City’s first punk show on the airwaves, on 90.1 FM.

In the late 1990s Robert Moore served as Station Manager.

Former locations of 90.1 FM: The Crossroads, Westport, and now 39th & Main.

Programs on 90.1 FM have been recognized for their excellence from The National Federation of Community Broadcasters, GLAAD, International Labor Communications Association, The Pitch Kansas City, Hear Me Out Toastmasters, The Kansas City Star, and many others.

90.1 FM is telling the story of the Kansas City Metropolitan region with our organic and locally produced programming. Hundreds of guests are interviewed every month on 90.1 FM Public Affairs and Music Shows

So many bands and musicians got their first radio airplay on 90.1 FM.

90.1 FM has been Playing More Local Music Then Anyone Else for 26 Years! In one week of programming you will hear over 2000 different songs.

90.1 FM is the only Kansas City station offering such a diverse mix of musical genre that often are overlooked or completely ignored entirely by other media.

90.1 FM offers: Jazz – Mondays thru Fridays, Blues – 6 days a week, Reggae – Saturdays & Sundays, Hip Hop, Latin Music, Americana, Fusion, Rockabilly, Chamber Music, Metal, Punk, Freeform, Soul, Folk, World, Native American, Psychedelic, Rock, and Local Music.


6. Betse Ellis – “Long Time to Get There”
from: High Moon Order / Free Dirt Records / June 14, 2013
Also available on: Midwestern Audio Vol. 2 – Electric Hullabaloo / Midwest Music Foundation

7. Krystle Warren & The Faculty – “Forever is a Long Time”
from: Love Songs: A Time You May Embrace / Parlour Door Music / April 9, 2012 UK]
[Paseo Arts Academy Graduate was signed to a French label, Because Music and then created her own label: Parlour Door Music. Krystle has been touring Europe opening for Rufus Wainwright, Nick Cave, Norah Jones, and Joan As Police Woman. Krystle Warren’s new album came from a 13 day recording session in Brooklyn, where she recorded the songs live with 28 musicians including her band, The Faculty, alongside choirs, horn and string sections. Krystle wrote the songs, and is releasing the music in 2 separate releases. We interviewed Krystle on our Oct. 23, 2013 show.]

8. The Get Up Kids – “Ten Minutes”
from: Something to Write Home About / Vagrant Records / Sept. 21, 1999

10:59 – Station ID

10:59 – Interview with Nathan Reusch

Now in it’s 4th year, Ink’s Middle of the Map Fest, curated by The Record Machine, returns to Kansas City this April 3rd-5th, featuring local, national, international and emerging talent. Ink’s Middle of the Map Fest is the brainchild of Nathan Reusch of The Record Machine who joined us live to make a very special announcement about bands and artists who will be part of this year’s festival.

This year’s Music Fest will take place April 3rd – 5th in Kansas City’s Westport entertainment district. The 3-day fest will feature more than 120 local, national, international and emerging artists including: The Get Up Kids, of Montreal, J Roddy Walston and the Business, Kate Nash, Del the Funky Homosapien and many more. Venues for the music fest include: Record Bar, Riot Room, Ernie Biggs and Westport Saloon, as well as an expanded outdoor stage.

Tickets are available for purchase online at middleofthemapfest.com.
• Music Fest: $55 per person for a three-day pass
• All-Access Pass: $90 per person for access to all music, forum and film events

2014 Ink’s Middle of the Map Fest Full Music Line-Up:

The Get Up Kids, of Montreal, Kate Nash, Gary Numan, Del the Funky Homosapien, J Roddy Walston and the Business, !!! (Chk Chk Chk), Kishi Bashi, Fanfarlo, William Elliott Whitmore, Reggie and The Full Effect, WHY?, The Colourist, Shabazz Palaces, Those Darlins, Har Mar Superstar, S Carey, The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, Small Black, Peelander-Z, Wolf Eyes, Wayne Hancock, Dosh, Crash Kings, Big Black Delta, Cowboy Indian Bear, Palace, The Noise FM, La Guerre , Little Legend, Max Justus, Spirit is the Spirit , Dots Not Feathers, The Great American Canyon Band, Chambers, Hammerlord, White Mule, The Weeks, Upset, Roman Remains, Caroline Smith, The Tontons, The Belle Game, Milagres, Ski Lodge, Good Graeff, Nite, Beau Jennings & The Tigers, Maps For Travelers, The Sluts, CS Luxem, Psychic Heat, The Kickback, Ings, Schwervon!, State Bird, Nathan Phillips, BODY2BODY, Bummer, Outsides, Twinsmith, Ghetto Blaster, Mammoth Life, Me Like Bees, Conchance, Not A Planet, Actors & Actresses, Dead Girls, John Velghe & the Prodigal Sons, Sleepy Kitty, Eyelit, Steddy P, Rev Gusto, Shy Boys, Hearts of Darkness, Your Friend., Middle Twin, Stik Figa, Rooms Without Windows, AJ Gaither, Bears & Company, The Bad Ideas, Forrester, Anna Cole & the Other Lovers, Josh Berwanger Band, Heartfelt Anarchy, Maria The Mexican, Howard Iceberg & the Titanics, Mime Game, The Naughty Pines, Wells The Traveler, Jorge Arana Trio, The Hooten Hallers, Loose Park, Monta At Odds, Pedaljets, Supernauts, Twenty Thousand Strongman, Billy Beale and the Blues Preservationists, Is Paris Burning, LA Price, Olassa, Ruddy Swain, Vi Tran Band, Katy Guillen & the Girls, The Clementines, Konza Swamp Band, The Phillistines, Loaded Goat, Scruffy & the Janitors, Spinstyles, Various Blonde, The Electric Lungs, Victor & Penny, Gracie Schram, Let’s Use Teamwork, The Ready Brothers, and Those Poor Bastards. (More to be announced, line-up subject to change)

More info at: http://www.middleofthemapfest.com


9. Caroline Smith – “Magazine”
from: Half About Being a Woman / Unighted Interests / Oct. 8, 2013

10. Victor & Penny – “I’ll Never Say ‘Never Again’ Again”
from: Antique Pop / V & P Productions / December 9, 2011
[Jeff Freling is one the best guitarists in the area. He played with the Chicago Blue Man Group for many seasons; and Erin McGrane made a splash in the cabaret group Alacartoona, as well as many appearances as an actress in major films.]

[Victor & Penny play Californos, Saturday, Feb. 8, and they are featured performers at this years International Folk Alliance Conference February 19 – 23, at The Westin Crown Center.]

11:10 – Pledge Break #4

KKFI keeps me culturally connected. Through the great public affairs, news, and music programs on 90.1 FM, we can all be “in the loop” with all that is happening in the area and the world. Information and entertainment that is guided by a mission, rather than a need to deliver consumers to advertisers.

KKFI’s daily Blues and Jazz Calendars let me know where LIVE music is being performed, today! While other stations may feature corporate programming, from national and regional media conglomerates, or a playlist that one person alone, creates for the entire schedule. 90.1 FM KKFI’s amazing programming is hand-crafted by over 100 different people from right here in Kansas City. 90.1 FM’s programming is created by people who crearte their playlists, based on what is happening in our world and in our city. 90.1 FM doesn’t pretend to be “community” or “public” we live it! We are not owned by a television station or a university or a national corporate media conglomerate. 90.1 FM KKFI is essentially owned by YOU the listener. Your investments in our community airwaves, are what keep 90.1 alive. It is YOU we listen to, instead of advertisers selling breast enhancements, diet pills, or bad political campaign adverts.

Because of YOU, and your generous financial support, 90.1 FM KKFI is able to offer locally produced weekly programs offering: LGBT public affairs, multiple blues and jazz shows, Eco Radio, local theatre interviews, urban public affairs, ArtSpeak Radio, Occupy KC, Spanish language programs, and unfiltered news programs like: Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman, Alternate Radio, This Way Out, Counterspin, Free Speech Radio News, and so much more.


11. Sneaky Creeps – “Fiddlesticks”
from: Bell St. Radio / Independent / January 5, 2013
[3rd release from Sneaky Creeps. Recorded in the Sneaky Creeps living room/practice space (A.K.A. Bell St. Radio) with a single AKG 414. It was later overdubbed with vocals and professionally mastered by Joel Nanos of Element Recording Studios. Max – Drums & Yell/Talk, Isaac – Bass, Andy – Guitar & Yell/Talk.]

12. Ghosty – “YR WILD LIFE”
from: GHOSTY / More Famouser Records / April 17, 2012
[3rd full length release from Lawrence and KC area band. Ghosty is Andrew Connor, Mike Nolte an Bill Belzer who recorded their new album themselves over the last couple of years with help from David Wetzel, Josh Adams, Jake Blanton, Konnor Ervin, Ryan Connor, Kirsten Paludan, and Dan Talmadge. The new release was pressed on vinyl and available on LP and digital download. More info at ghostysounds.com.]

11:23 – Underwriting

11:24 – Interview with Summer Osborne

Summer Osborne is a fearless and commanding singing songwriter based in St. Louis. Her 2013 release “As I Am” was one of out favorite releases of the year. Summer’s latest project: “The Art of Awakening,” a fusion of music & spoken word, created by Summer Osborne and Jen Harris, plays Saturday, March 1, 7:00pm, at Uptown Arts Bar.

11:32 – Pledge Break #5

KKFI offers 24-7 programming, and YOU (the listener), basically get all of this amazing programming for “free.” I, for one, love that I can turn on my radio, or computer device, and tune into the 90.1 FM’s 100,000 watt, crystal-clear signal, and hear the music, information, news, entertainment, events, and stories, that I really cannot find anywhere else. 90.1 is my comfort, my special companion, my friend, introducing me to all kinds of new & local music, as well as the news & information without the intrusion of commercials. It is radio brought to YOU by real people, who create these shows out of love, and are guided by KKFI’s noble mission that “seeks to stimulate, educate and entertain our audience, to reflect the diversity of the local and world community, and to provide a channel for individuals and groups, issues and music that have been overlooked, suppressed or under-represented by other media.”

Driving in your car, at the office, at the gym, in your garage, in your cubicle, in your art space, on your ipod, at your construction site, in your kitchen, in your barn, YOU can take 90.1 with you, as your companion. 90.1 FM is generally a good date. Good for a few laughs, fun to dance with, always interested in good conversation. Isn’t 90.1 FM KKFI worth a few dollars a day, or a week? So many people tune in to kkfi.org everyday, but studies show, that less than 10 percent actually donate to keep this miracle of broadcasting alive. Your support means that you will help bring this programming to folks who could not donate at this time, for whatever the reason.


13. Marva Whitney – “Daddy Don’t Know About Sugar Bear”
from: Eccentric Soul: The Forte Label / Numero Group – Cleanteen Records / Sept. 3, 2013
[Born Marva Ann Manning, May 1, 1944 in Kansas City, Kansas. Whitney’s performing career started as early as three years old while touring with her family’s gospel group, the Manning Gospel Singers. In 1960, when she was 16, she joined a Kansas gospel group, the Alma Whitney Singers, and ended up marrying Harry Whitney, the brother-in-law of the group’s leader. Ever since, she has gone by her married name, Marva Whitney. Marva Whitney is well known as a funk vocalist. Singing with James Brown in the late 1960s, she was able to make a name for herself with powerful songs like “I’m Tired, I’m Tired, I’m Tired (Things Better Change Before Its Too Late)” and “If You Don’t Work (You Can’t Eat).” Her recording of “It’s My Thing (You Can’t Tell Me Who to Sock It To)” reached the R&B Top 20. Her song “Unwind Yourself” has been sampled numerous times, most recognisably by DJ Mark the 45 King on his 1987 track “The 900 Number”, which was then sampled by DJ Chad Jackson on his 1990 hit single “Hear the Drummer (Get Wicked)” (UK #3 in July 1990), by DJ Kool on his 1996 hit “Let Me Clear My Throat” (UK #6 in March 1997), Sway on his 2009 track Mercedes Benz and Mac Miller on his 2011 track Party On Fifth Ave. In 2006, Marva Whitney collaborated with German born DJ/collector/manager DJ Pari and Japanese funk orchestra Osaka Monaurail to produce a new single, “I Am What I Am”. Osaka Monaurail style themselves on the James Brown sound and the single was produced in the fashion of an authentic release of the recordings she produced with Brown in 1969. Two successful tours of Japan and a full length album release followed, also entitled “I Am What I Am”. In 2007, 2008 and 2009, the tour was also brought to Europe. In December 2009, Whitney collapsed on stage in front of thousands of fans in Lorne, Australia, while performing with The Transatlantics at Falls Festival. She was immediately rushed to Geelong Hospital, where doctors diagnosed a stroke. The remaining dates of her tour had to be canceled, but Whitney made a recovery and performed again in 2010. In December 2012, Whitney died from complications of pneumonia at her home. She was 68]

[Marva Whitney and Forte Records will be featured in “Art and Soul, It’s My Thing,” February 7 at 6:00pm, presented by the Kansas City Crossroads gallery, and Kultured Chameleon Street Art Gallery, at 1739 Oak, Kansas City, MO. The show features artwork by Alexander Austin, Luke and Pat Rocha, Aaron Sutton, J.T. Daniels, SIKE, Danny Staton, ERRA, Duncan Burnett, Ociel Ramos, and Will Willmott. The artists’ works are displayed alongside local music collectors’ Kansas City Soul ephemera. Kansas City Soul ephemera includes promotional black and white photographs, posters, and album covers featuring Kansas City’s hottest musicians and groups from back in the day, and an audio listening station featuring the sounds of the legendary Kansas City record label, FORTE.]

14. Sara Swenson – “Snow”
from: All Thinks Big and Small / Independent / 2010

[Sara Swenson will play the International Folk Alliance Conference Feb 19 – 23, at The Westin Crown Center.]

15. Kirsten Paludan & The Key Party – “Siberia”
from: Up All Night / Independent / December 21, 2013
[Recorded at Element Studios, KCMO, February – November 2012. Produced by Kirsten Paludan and David Gaume. Engineered and mixed by David Gaume. Additional tracking on ‘Siberia’ by Joel Nanos. Cover artwork: ‘Moon’ by Jeremy Rockwell. Design: Studio Ike. Photo: Jeffrey McKee.]

[Kirsten Paludan will be our guest on the February 26 edition of Wednesday MidDay Medley]

11:52 – Pledge Break #6


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

Sources for notes on tracks and interview segments come from: artist’s websites and wikipedia.org.

Thank you to the following businesses who donated “Thank you Gifts” to Wednesday MidDay Medley’s Winter Fund Drive Show:

Mills Record Company
Vinyl Renaissance W. 39th
Doc Lerner’s Quality Goods
It’s A Beautiful Day
The PedalJets, Electric Moth Records, and Midwestern Musical Company
High Dive Records
Golden Sound Records
RedKate and ReplayRecords USA
Midwest Music Foundation and Brenton Cook
The Performing Arts Series at Johnson County Community College

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