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083 – Hillbilly Nationalists: James Tracy

083 – Hillbilly Nationalists: James Tracy

July 30, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

James Tracy is an author, activist, community organizer, and former singer with the Bay Area band Space Masons.  MLR’s Erik Core talks with James about his musical past, his current organizing efforts, and his latest book (co-authored with Amy Sonnie) “Hillbilly Nationalists, Urban Race Rebels and Black Power: Community Organizing in Radical Times“. We also hear […]

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082 – Shineback: Simon Godfrey

082 – Shineback: Simon Godfrey

July 15, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Simon Godfrey is a prolific songwriter who has just released a solo album under the moniker Shineback entitled “Rise Up Forgotten, Return Destroyed“, and is also known for his work in the band Tinyfish.  Simon ‘writes constantly to keep himself sane’, and is an accomplished studio engineer who has spent twenty years working around the […]

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081 – On The Road: Final Curse

081 – On The Road: Final Curse

June 30, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Thrash metal band Final Curse describes of their first tour, which turned out to be a spectacular disaster, but makes for a great story. Final Curse is Mike Plowman (vocals, guitar), Fernie ” Ferndog” Ortega (bass), Madison Stegall (lead guitar, vocals), and Brendon Blackwelder (drums). Final Curse is from Charlotte, NC. Formed in Summer 2006, and […]

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080 – The Bandit of Kabul: Jerry Beisler

080 – The Bandit of Kabul: Jerry Beisler

June 15, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Jerry Beisler is author of The Bandit of Kabul: Counterculture Adventures along the Hashish trail and beyond, a non-fiction, narrative history of the 1970s. Beisler also created and produced The Cutting Edge Television show from 1999-2006. The show won the Best Entertainment award for the Public Access Television in 2002, beating over 500 entries for the prize. Known as Jerry B in the […]

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079 – The Monster Show: Cookie Dough and DJ MC2

079 – The Monster Show: Cookie Dough and DJ MC2

May 31, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Cookie Dough and DJ MC2 are co-producers of the long running San Francisco drag production known as The Monster Show.  The Monster Show started in the Summer of 2004 at Harvey’s in the heart of the Castro, and has become a non-stop mega-mixed drag queen mashup extravaganza, featuring some of San Francisco’s edgiest drag performers. “If […]

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078 – Art of Life: Lynnee Breedlove

078 – Art of Life: Lynnee Breedlove

May 15, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Lynnee Breedlove (aka Lynn Breedlove) is a visionary who has long been shaping revolutionary art. Lynnee was the front-person of the first American out dyke punk band, Tribe 8, which promoted queer, transgender, multiracial, and working class visibility. Lynnee went on to become a notable solo performer, and toured the world with the one-person performance […]

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077 – The Plastic Arts: Kyle Terrizzi

077 – The Plastic Arts: Kyle Terrizzi

April 30, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Kyle Terrizzi is a San Francisco Bay Area singer songwriter who performs under the moniker The Plastic Arts. Kyle talks to Music Life Radio about his background, growing up in Tucson, AZ, his move to the Bay Area, and how he dealt with a serious bout of depression. We also discuss his musical achievements, including […]

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