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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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Aural Vampire

Oh why not? Disco Japanese vampires! Japanese girls look stylish in everything, even Goth.

 

 

Quruli
- The World's Greatest Band?

 

Quruli has been one of the best bands in the world for more than a decade, limited in their international appeal only by the language barrier, with all of their songs presented in their native Japanese. Whatever, the music translates without difficulty. Masashi Satoh, the primary songwriter of what is now a duo, is world class as melodist and rock composer. Shigeru Kishida holds down a vicious bass, as well as a business empire built around Noise McCartney Records, the band's label, led by Kishida. The derivation of the name of the label is unknown to this writer, but Satoh has clearly been influenced by The Beatles and Paul McCartney, so inferences may be forgiven.- RAR

After meeting at "Rock Commune," Ritsumeikan University's music club, Shigeru Kishida, Masashi Satō, and Nobuyuki Mori formed the original three-piece band. The name "Quruli," an onomatopoeic word expressing rotation, was taken from a sign in the Kyoto Municipal Subway. In October 1998 Quruli released the single "Tokyo" on Victor Entertainment. They released their first major label album, Sayonara Stranger in 1999.

Quruli released the albums Zukan in 2000 and TEAM ROCK in 2001, both produced by Jim O'Rourke. During the production of THE WORLD IS MINE (2001), Quruli added guitarist Tasshin Ōmura to its lineup. In 2002, Mori left the band.

In 2003, after a trip to England, Quruli returned with a single, How to Go, and created the soundtrack for Josee, the Tiger, and the Fishes. After working with a number of session drummers, Quruli officially added drummer Christopher McGuire to their lineup in November of 2003. In 2003, HMV Records Japan rated Quruli #74 in their "Top 100 Japanese pops Artists".

In 2004 Quruli released the album Antenna. After the tour for the album was completed, Christopher McGuire left the group. 2005 saw the release of several Quruli singles along with a new album, Nikki, released in December of that year. In 2007 Quruli released a new album, Tanz Walzer, recorded in Vienna with the famous Ambassade Orchester Wien. They joined forces again in 2008 to put out the live album Philharmonic or die.

Quruli first appeared on television performing Aoi Sora on NHK. On September 9, 2005, Quruli appeared on the popular "Music Station" program and performed their song, Akai Densha. The song was also featured as the theme song to a Keihin Electric Express Railway commercial.

On May 26, 2010, Quruli released the B-side compilation Boku no Sundeita Machi, which also included their new song "Tokyo Rerere no Re." The album reached No. 1 on the Oricon weekly album charts, becoming their first No. 1 album on the charts.

On September 8, 2010, Quruli released their latest album "Kotoba naranai Egao wo Misete kure yo", including the singles "Shatsu wo araeba" (with Matsutoya Yumi) and "Maho no Jutan." Their songs continue to be used in Tiovita drink commercials, starting with Jubilee, followed by Taiyo no blues, Shatsu wo araeba, Maho no Jutan, and a new song yet to be released.

See more Quruli at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03V1wFKHE0U or visit their Website at www.quruli.net if you are fluent in Japanese, or at least able to read Japanese.

 
   
 

 

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