On the show today we have an interesting mix of powerful songs, local music and new music! We have brand new music from BRAT CURSE, Mike Gale, Charlie Jackson and the Heartland Railway, The Paint Splats, Shrug, The Typical Johnsons, Mike Bankhead Music, True lies and Age Nowhere!
We also have tunes from The Story Changes, Seth Canan & The Carriers, novena, David Payne, Sadbox, Smug Brothers, Gretchen’s Wheel, Cage The Elephant, Trees & Wells Music, The Boxcar Suite, Dementia Precox, Guided By Voices and several songs from Steve Makofka!
Speaking of the talented and kind Mr. Makofka — he is our guest this week to talk about his activism and the work he has been doing on strengthening families! So, 3-6pm on WUDR for Your Tuesday Afternoon Alternative!
Steve Makofka is not just an amazing musician involved in Kindie, Klezmer and Irish music. He is an inspiring teacher, author and communications facilitator. Steve is a Certified Family Life Educator and a member of the National Council on Family Relations. For some time now he has been involved in a critical project through Family Dynamics to provide education and resources to organizations that help build supportive families. Steve joins Dr. J to talk about all of these important projects!
Join Dr. J as he welcomes Steve Makofka back to the studio. Listen at 99.5 & 98.1fm or online at wudr.udayton.edu
Age Nowhere surprised Dr. J with a cover of ‘New Madrid’ from Uncle Tupelo’s last record Anodyne. The Jeff Tweedy penned song references The New Madrid fault which is south of St. Louis where Uncle Tupelo members Jeff Tweedy, Jay Farrar and Mike Heidorn grew up. The band hailed from Belleville Illinois which is across the river from St. Louis. The New Madrid fault is the location of one of the most powerful earthquakes in the United States. The line about rivers running backwards is taken from a result of the massive earthquake in 1812. Another line in the song was based on a prediction made by Browning that predicted a massive earthquake would strike the fault and surrounding area in 1990.
Allow us to set a scene. Imagine stepping in for a drink at a bar where Sticky Fingers era Keith Richards is hanging out with his Nudie Cohen Suit wearing pal Graham Parsons and a world weary Chris Robinson of the Black Crowes. They are all sitting in a booth commenting on the passing musical fancies of the day. That is the experience of Age Nowhere! Imagine a true double guitar attack from Identical-twin brothers Matt and Dan Spaugy paired with smoky evocative lyrics sung by Paul Monin propelled by driving drums from Seth Gilliam and pounding bass of Matt Terry. That is the experience of Age Nowhere.The band takes it’s nom de plume from one of the standout tracks on Dayton’s own Shrug‘s 2005 record ‘Whole Hog For The Macho Jesus.’
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