Tune in to "Space is the Place" for a special Soft Machine recording Friday 5/17, 6 - 8 p.m.

Join host Tom Wilson as he presents a special live recording of one of the greatest avant jazz/rock bands ever - Soft Machine. This music was recorded 40 years ago, May 17th, 1973, in Germany. The great significance of this recording is the excellent sound quality. In addition, it features Gary Boyle on guitar and Art Themen on sax, both of whom help to make this a unique - yet, short lived - version of the band. Two pioneers of avant garde music and long time friends, Brian Eno and Robert Fripp will be showcased as well. Both gentlemen celebrate birthdays this week.

"5th Semi-Annual Hall of Fame Show" as "Theme Attic" moves to Wednesday mornings from 10AM-Noon!

"Theme Attic," the radio show that picks themes and plays music from a variety of genres about selected subjects, settles into Wednesday mornings by featuring a "best of the best" "Theme Attic Hall of Fame Show!" There won't be a need for any other themes, but it's likely that a couple of minor ones will take form. Join host DJ Phil Maq on Wednesday, May 15, at 10:00AM for his clever and unusual takes on music!

Tuesday FORUM, 5-14-13, 1-2 PM: Sierra Club Radio, Planetary Radio, & a TED Talk

SPECIAL recent podcasts from the internet: the latest news and information from Sierra Club and The Planetary Society, plus a TED Talk by David Pogue, New York Times technology writer, telling us "Ten Time-Saving Ways to Use Technology." (Note: locally produced 'Dearborn Heights News & Views' is expected to return next month on the second Tuesday.)

Monday FORUM, 5-13-13, 6-7 PM: Skepticality & TED Talk

Skepticality #207--the Official Podcast of Skeptic Magazine and the Skeptic Society--features an interview with Michael Moffitt, one of the co-creators and producers of ASAP Science. Scientific laws, concepts, and theories can be difficult to understand, but thanks to the duo at ASAP Science, you can watch short, bite-sized videos on YouTube and learn some pretty cool facts. Our TED Talk this week is by Geoffrey Canada: "Our failing schools; enough is enough!" You can listen to this show anytime after broadcast as a podcast from this website: click on Talk Shows-Monday Forum-(select date).

Take the "Escalator Over The Hill" on Space is the Place Friday May 10th 6 - 8 PM

Join host Tom Wilson as he brings to the airwaves the Epic 1971 jazz opera, "Escalator Over The Hill" by jazz composer / bandleader Carla Bley who turns 77 years of age this Saturday May 11th. This recording was originally referred to as "Chronotransduction" by Carla Bley & Paul Haimes. This amazing performance features a stellar line-up that includes Jack Bruce, John McGlaughlin, Don Cherry and Leroy Jenkins. Linda Rondstandt and Detroits own Shelia Jordan do the vocals. This is a must listen! Be sure to to tune in from 6 - 8 on Friday...where "we'll meet you on the other side of the hill!"

"Songs About Spring, Mothers, and Moving" on "Theme Attic," Thursday, May 9, 10AM-Noon!

The month of May continues at a hectic pace. Spring is in full bloom and Mother's Day arrives this Sunday, so "Theme Attic," the radio show that picks themes and plays music from a variety of genres about selected subjects, will play sets relating to both topics. Since "Theme Attic" is also moving to Wednesdays, (but also at 10AM starting next week), it only seems appropriate to play some tunes about moving. Join host DJ Phil Maq on Thursday, May 9, at 10:00AM for his clever and unusual takes on music!

Tuesday FORUM, 5-7-13, 1-2 PM: We Are Not Alone

Missouri MUFON’s State Director, Debbie Ziegelmeyer will be our guest. Among the many attributes in her resume, Debbie serves on MUFON’s Board of Directors, as well as being a MUFON “Star Team” Investigator and State Coordinator. As the Co-Founder of MUFON’s “Dive Team”, she deals with Underwater UFO Search and Recovery, and she was a Volunteer archeologist on SCI-FI’s “Roswell Crash: Starling New Evidence” in September of 2002 as well as on NBC’s SCI-FI Investigates, “Roswell Re-visited” in June of 2006. Miss the live broadcast?

Monday FORUM, 5-6-13, 6-7 PM: The Organist & Freakonomics Radio

A new collaboration of KCRW and The Believer magazine: "The Organist #3" podcast gives us: Conan O'Brien talking to Jack White, Sarah Silverman on her pet owl, "The Blob," and more. Then, Steven J. Dubner, in this short Freakonmics segment: "It's Crowded At the Top." Can't listen live at this time?--remember this show is archived as OUR podcast from this website: click on Talk Shows--Monday Forum--(select date).

Soft Machine featured on "Space is the Place" Friday May 3rd 6 - 8 pm

Join Tom Wilson as he plays excerpts from the Soft Machine live recording done on May 2nd, 1972. This live show was recorded at The Olympia in Paris, France.
Soft Machine was one of the most influential underground / psychedelic / jazz bands from England's "Canterbury Scene." Also featured will be the latest release
from Akron / Family entitled, "Sub Verses," where they explore new sonic audio territory. Make Waves in Outer Space!

"May 1st, Kentucky Derby, May 4th, & Cinco de Mayo" on "Theme Attic," Thursday, May 2, 10AM-Noon!

The month of May starts off with a flurry of "important" dates so "Theme Attic," the radio show that picks themes and plays music from a variety of genres about selected subjects, will have to work hard to keep up. The biggest dates are for the Kentucky Derby and Cinco de Mayo, but there will musical nods to May 1st and May 4th. Join host DJ Phil Maq on Thursday, May 2, at 10:00AM for his clever and unusual takes on music!

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