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Volume 1-2016

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Currently on RARadio:

"On to the Next One" by Jacqueline Van Bierk

"I See You Tiger" by Via Tania

"Lost the Plot" by Amoureux"

Bright Eyes, Black Soul" by The Lovers Key

"Cool Thing" by Sassparilla

"These Halls I Dwell" by Michael Butler

"St. Francis"by Tom Russell & Gretchen Peters, performance by Gretchen Peters and Barry Walsh; 

"Who Do You Love?"by Elizabeth Kay; 

"Rebirth"by Caterpillars; 

"Monica's Frock" by Signel-Z; 

"Natural Disasters" by Corey Landis; 

"1,000 Leather Tassels" by The Blank Tapes; 

"We Are All Stone" and "Those Machines" by Outer Minds; 

"Another Dream" by MMOSS; "Susannah" by Woolen Kits; 

Jim Morrison, Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson and other dead celebrities / news by A SECRET PARTY;

"I Miss the Day" by My Secret Island,  

"Carriers of Light" by Brendan James;

"The Last Time" by Model Stranger;

"Last Call" by Jay;

"Darkness" by Leonard Cohen; 

"Sweetbread" by Simian Mobile Disco and "Keep You" fromActress off the Chronicle movie soundtrack; 

"Goodbye to Love" from October Dawn; 

Trouble in Mind 2011 label sampler; 

Black Box Revelation Live on Minnesota Public Radio;

Apteka "Striking Violet"; 

Mikal Cronin's "Apathy" and "Get Along";

Dana deChaby's progressive rock

 

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ATWOOD - "A Toiler's Weird Odyssey of Deliverance" -AVAILABLE NOW FOR KINDLE (INCLUDING KINDLE COMPUTER APPS) FROM AMAZON.COM. Use this link.

CCJ Publisher Rick Alan Rice dissects the building of America in a trilogy of novels collectively calledATWOOD. Book One explores the development of the American West through the lens of public policy, land planning, municipal development, and governance as it played out in one of the new counties of Kansas in the latter half of the 19th Century. The novel focuses on the religious and cultural traditions that imbued the American Midwest with a special character that continues to have a profound effect on American politics to this day. Book One creates an understanding about America's cultural foundations that is further explored in books two and three that further trace the historical-cultural-spiritual development of one isolated county on the Great Plains that stands as an icon in the development of a certain brand of American character. That's the serious stuff viewed from high altitude. The story itself gets down and dirty with the supernatural, which in ATWOOD - A Toiler's Weird Odyssey of Deliveranceis the outfall of misfires in human interactions, from the monumental to the sublime. The book features the epic poem "The Toiler" as well as artwork by New Mexico artist Richard Padilla.

Elmore Leonard Meets Larry McMurtry

Western Crime Novel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am offering another novel through Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing service. Cooksin is the story of a criminal syndicate that sets its sights on a ranching/farming community in Weld County, Colorado, 1950. The perpetrators of the criminal enterprise steal farm equipment, slaughter cattle, and rob the personal property of individuals whose assets have been inventoried in advance and distributed through a vast system of illegal commerce.

It is a ripping good yarn, filled with suspense and intrigue. This was designed intentionally to pay homage to the type of creative works being produced in 1950, when the story is set. Richard Padilla has done his usually brilliant work in capturing the look and feel of a certain type of crime fiction being produced in that era. The whole thing has the feel of those black & white films you see on Turner Movie Classics, and the writing will remind you a little of Elmore Leonard, whose earliest works were westerns. Use this link.

 

EXPLORE THE KINDLE BOOK LIBRARY

If you have not explored the books available from Amazon.com's Kindle Publishing division you would do yourself a favor to do so. You will find classic literature there, as well as tons of privately published books of every kind. A lot of it is awful, like a lot of traditionally published books are awful, but some are truly classics. You can get the entire collection of Shakespeare's works for two bucks.

You do not need to buy a Kindle to take advantage of this low-cost library. Use this link to go to an Amazon.com page from which you can download for free a Kindle App for your computer, tablet, or phone.

Amazon is the largest, but far from the only digital publisher. You can find similar treasure troves atNOOK Press (the Barnes & Noble site), Lulu, and others.


 

 

 

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IAMDYNAMITE

 

Detroit ain't just building cars...

 

RARadio encourages you to listen to IAMDYNAMITE's tune "Stereo" from SUPERMEGAFANTASTIC

 

IAMDYNAMITE are Christopher Martin (Guitar, Vox) and Chris Phillips (Drums/Vox). They honed their sound and vision while coming up in the rock scene of Detroit, MI and with countless college shows throughout the midwest. In the Fall of 2011 the band set out on their first coast to coast tour.

Armed with a single guitar and basic drum kit, IAMDYNAMITE have quickly established themselves as a rock and roll force to be reckoned with. The musicianship is solid, the tunes are irresistible and infectious and their energy on stage has been appropriately described as "feverishly fun". The band's distinctive sound is influenced, in part, by what Drummer Chris Phillips calls "the power rock of the 90s", while Guitarist/ Lead Vocalist Christopher Martin points to "strong melodies and lots of energy" as a primary focus for the songwriting. Though some may assume a band made up of only two instruments might be rather limited, the big explosion of sound they bring to the stage has inspired more than a few critics to observe, "IAMDYNAMITE are two guys who sound like five".

In 2008 IAMDYNAMITE caught the ears of uber producer Matt Noveskey, which eventually led to Noveskey producing the band's first EP and subsequently their debut full length album SUPERMEGAFANTASTIC, set to release on March 13th of 2012. Noveskey's objective in producing the album was simple, he explains "We didn't want to do something they wouldn't be able to pull off live and we didn't want to do something that didn't sound like them, the live show is so energetic and we really wanted the album to be a true representation of that, which is why we recorded on analog tape with very minimal layering." As for the band's unique sound Noveskey believes the vocals are key, "The harmonies are sort of the nucleus of the whole thing really, sure you've got the bombastic drums and the big 70s guitar but the harmonies are really what this band is all about, there's almost a shade of The Beatles or Beach Boys to it."

SUPERMEGAFANTASTIC was recorded at Willie Nelson's famous Pedernales Recording Studio in Spicewood, TX, approximately 30 miles outside of Austin. For both the producer and band, Nelson's studio proved to be the perfect creative environment for the task at hand, Noveskey offers, "It was really great, it's detached from everything, out in the middle of nowhere and it's got this really cool vibe that allowed us the opportunity to get lost in our own little world. We really wanted to do it old school, two weeks straight with minimal distractions."

SUPERMEGAFANTASTIC includes the irresistible "Stereo", the dirty blues infused shredder "Ms. Jones", the infectious crowd pleasing "Hi Lo" and the urgent rocker "Where Will We Go", a tune that drives so hard it should come with the disclaimer, Warning: Song may inspire speeds exceeding 100 miles per hour.

The transition from small rock clubs to the larger concert venues is an exciting new adventure for the rapidly up and coming band, as Chris Phillips explains, "It's cool to have everyone's attention and not be competing as much with televisions and chatter, the audience interaction is a lot more fun and our sense of humor seems to come across more in this type of setting. We've been giving a lot of what we call our "sweaty hugs" to lot's of new friends we've been meeting on tour."

The buzz IAMDYNAMITE have been generating on the road in 2011 is more than evident online. Nearly every day, the band's Facebook and Twitter accounts grow substantially with “likes” and raves from new fans who saw the dynamite duo the night before and the iTunes downloads of their new album, SUPERMEGAFANTASTIC, are also increasing dramatically as a result. IAMDYNAMITE's frontman Christopher Martin puts it into perspective, "It's really been great, we're playing so many cities we've never played before and the response has been amazing. We've always been a "word of mouth" band and that's still the case, just on a much bigger scale. We're not overhyped by a big label push, we're just laying some great groundwork on the road, which seems like a really natural way to do it, people are talking and that's really awesome, it's always cooler when you first hear about a new band from a friend." - Christen Thomas, PressWolfPR

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Undesirable People

Amidst this modern dark age of musical redundancy, Undesirable People come from Detroit, MI to deliver an eclectic breath of fresh air to the rock and roll enigma.

Forming in 2010, Undesirable People went on to self-release three EPs (Undesirable People, Eugenics, and Former Self / Current State). With extensive self-funded touring, and a determined focus on D.I.Y. ideals, the band has proven how to work within the ever-changing, internet age of being a band in the 21st century. Leaving their mark on the Midwestern music circuit, as it has become harder to tell what is real and what is fake in the depleted, over-saturated music industry.

After five years as one of Michigan’s most revered acts, Undesirable People began writing and recording their first full-length record at Rancho Recordo with producer Marc Jacob Hudson.

Eternal Vision of A Blind Future melds together an unprecedented sound, culminating in an echelon of hard, rock-driven riffs, bluesy rhythmic meters, and lyrics to make Bukowski think. Undesirable People have merely begun their journey towards eradicating the radio elite, and begin with Eternal Vision of A Blind Future.

The quartet, comprised of vocalist/bassist Mark Lebiecki, guitarists Brian Fraser and Caleb Sanchez, and drummer Jon Lebiecki want you to feel as if you are watching the walls of MTV collapse and burn in your face through their wall of sound. A middle finger to the mainstream ideas of idolization, the group takes a stance on exactly what you worship and why? Diminish your apathy; stand up to the herd opinion; stay undesirable.

   

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