Coming up tonight on Jazz After Dark, 8 - 9 pm

Some boogie-woogie, some bossa-nova, some blues, and some 70's jazz!

Lionel Hampton
Claude Bolling
Peggy Lee
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Stan Getz
Ella Fitzgerald
Butch Thompson
Thelonious Monk With Milt Jackson
Mose Allison
Stan Kenton
Dizzy Gillespie & Charlie Parker
Herbie Mann
Claude Bolling & Jean Pierre Rampal
Lee Morgan and Horace Silver
Stanley Turrentine

Kate Bush, Stevie Ray Vaughan, William Carlos Williams and Julia Levine; Mountain Mama cries buckets full of tears

Hi there … and welcome to Mountain Mama’s Earth Music … crying buckets full of tears in a house full of love

1) Crying Over, Patti Griffin 4:38
2) Tears, The Stone Roses 6:50
3) A Million Tears, Kasey Chambers 4:21

And because William Carlos Williams is his favorite, this one is for Steve-o

The Red Wheelbarrow by William Carlos Williams
so much depends

a red wheel

glazed with rain

beside the white

4) Buckets of Rain, The Wood Brothers 3:26
5) I’m Not Afraid To Die, Gillian Welch 3:28
6) Southside of Heaven, Ryan Bingham 6:23

Three Foxes by the Edge of the Field at Twilight
By Jane Hirshfield
One ran,
her nose to the ground,
a rusty shadow
neither hunting nor playing.
One stood; sat; lay down; stood again.
One never moved,
except to turn her head a little as we walked.
Finally we drew too close,
and they vanished.
The woods took them back as if they had never been.
I wish I had thought to put my face to the grass.
But we kept walking,
speaking as strangers do when becoming friends.
There is more and more I tell no one,
strangers nor loves.

Owner of 49er Video Talks About Changing Movie Biz

To hear the entire show, CLICK HERE.

My guest Nov. 17 live in the studio was John Merchant, the owner of Davis' own 49er Video. We talked about Blockbuster declaring bankruptcy, Netflix, Redbox, public libraries, cable and satellite television.

Criticism of Netflix is just a blip on the national radar, but censoring content is a serious subject. The movie in question is Trash Humpers, written and directed by provocateur Harmony Korine. Netflix refuses to stock the trashy little movie.

The things is, I saw this movie at South by Southwest 2010 and hated every second of it. Here's an excerpt of what I wrote for Boise Weekly at the time:

Coming up tonight on Jazz After Dark, 8 - 9 pm

Erskine Hawkins
Don Byas
Glenn Miller
Frankie Trumbauer and His Orchestra (with Bix Beiderbecke)
Eubie Blake
Lena Horne
Charlie Barnet & His Orchestra
Louis Armstrong
Ella Fitzgerald & The Tommy Flanagan Trio
Gerry Mulligan
Grover Washington Jr.
Oscar Peterson
Mills Brothers
Ennio Morricone
Etta James
Herb Alpert
The Manhattan Transfer

LGBTQ Bullying on Nov. 17 Speakeasy

Listen to the interview at I nearly lost a friend to suicide because he was mercilessly bullied for being gay. I heard a powerful young woman speak recently and decided I'd like more folks to hear what she has to say. On Nov. 17, I'll welcome Ashley Horan to the show. Ashley serves as the intern minister for the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis. In her capacity as a liaison to students at UC Davis, Horan has spoken about the intolerance that has fueled a widely publicized rash of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) suicides recently, and the resulting "It Gets Better Campaign" on YouTube and Facebook. Horan, who identifies as a queer person of faith, speaks about the perception that people of faith are responsible for perpetuating intolerance, and posits UU as a place and a faith welcoming of all people. She shares a message of encouragement for all who are being bullied because of their sexual preference. Please tune in Wed., Nov. 17 at 10 a.m. or catch the archive here on

Fighting for the Future of the Internet with Leticia Miranda

To hear the entire show, CLICK HERE. My guest Nov. 10 on No Country For Young Men was Leticia Miranda of Media Literacy Project. She is organizing around a dramatic public hearing on the Future of the Internet at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque on Nov. 16. The event will feature FCC commissioner Michael Copps and hundreds of locals will be offered a chance to testify about their support for (or, in theory, opposition to) Open Internet principles. Check out the video Leticia appeared in recently, trying to take back the "Rule the Air" theme from Verizon and rethinking it as "Free the Air" by CLICKING HERE. For the rest of the show,

Jim Ellinger on KDRT: 'Only Radio Goes That Last Mile'

To hear the entire show, CLICK HERE. My guest Nov. 3rd on No Country For Young Men was Jim Ellinger, of Austin Airwaves, who says, "Only radio goes that last mile." Truly a champion of international community radio, Ellinger's travels have covered 300 cities around the world, and 50 countries since 9/11. As I post this blog he is en route to La Plata, Argentina for AMARC X. We talked about his inspiring trips to Haiti and West Africa, as well as the sorry state of student radio in Houston and pirate radio in Austin. As the paperwork for the sale of KTRU to the University of Houston is submitted to the FCC, you can see secret documents uncovered by Jim that show the buzzards have been circling Rice Radio for months. Jim was also on the scene to interview an FCC official as a popular pirate operation in Austin was shut down last week. On Wednesday morning's show I also covered the local election results. You can see the returns from Yolo County by clicking HERE. I've

Nov. 3 on Speakeasy: Picnic Day Forum

In the wake of widespread problems with this year's Picnic Day celebration, the City, UC Davis, businesses and community leaders are beginning a dialogue geared at creating a better community experience for all in 2011. A public forum will take place Wed., Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. at the Davis Senior Center's Multipurpose Room, 646 A Street in Davis. Join me at 10 a.m. that same morning for a preview with Gary Sandy, Director of Local Government Relations for UC Davis, and Kelly Stachowicz, Deputy City Manager for Davis, as we talk about the problems, the process and how community members can provide input and feedback. Live on 95.7 FM and