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Nancy Kells Deserves Your Attention

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“You must have lived many lives to write such emotive songs?” Says Norman B in his in-depth and revealing interview with Nancy Kells. The Virginia-based singer-songwriter hints that love and break-ups have provided her with plenty of material to work with. Nancy’s prodigious output came to our attention as Spartan Jet-Plex on the remarkable Fox Food Records. She can also be found using the monikers Noxon Light UniversityLegendary Thunderbirds of Death!Zilla-Plex and collaborating with other talented musicians she has met on Soundcloud, Bandcamp, and Facebook. The seemingly shy, almost self-effacing musician writes beautifully (and by her own admission), sad songs. Nancy Kells’ music is way above average and deserves your attention. Make sure you don’t miss Norman B’s interview with Nancy and hear tracks from her forthcoming album titled Get Some on Life Elsewhere Music Vol. 9.

Life Elsewhere Music, our new weekly, one-hour radio show, and Podcast, curated by Norman B where you’ll hear new, obscure, rare, unique and extraordinary music; hits of the future; artists who deserve your attention and timeless recordings you probably missed. For example:

Sorcha Richardson | Barzin | Hugh |  Spartan Jet-Plex | Zuzu |  Cloud Cover | Siv Jakobsen | Being There | The Beach Bullies | Facit | Ardyn | Zanzibar Chanel | Samuel | Mary Komasa | Denial | Hugh Mundell | Naomi Pilgrim | Osbourne Graham | Carla Dal Forno | Yalta Club | Ralph | Good Good Blood | Twiga | Plush | Spartan Jet-Plex | Funny & Tutti | Birthday Boy & allie | Smut | Zimbru | Eliza Shaddad | Blu Fiefer | Japanese Breakfast | Aosoon | Ider | Bulla Fey | Hideous Towns | Aphix | Prins Emanuel | Sinead Harnett | Wedding ring bells | Future Lover | Maggie Rogers | The Acid | The Bin Bags | Silvia Kastel | A.R. Kane | Dahlia Sleeps | Oliver Heim | Chinawoman | Keaton Henson | A Homeboy, A Hippie & A Funki Dredd | Tash Sultana | Moon Pool & Dead Band | Frankie Teardrop Dead | Wilson Tanner | Bonham Carter | Bury The Wren | Sea Span | Martha | Haux | Mitski | Scientist | Sonstep | Fine Animal | Rosie Carney | Jah Thomas | Laser Background | Quays | Darren Cross | Free Time | Roch | Angèle David-Guillou | Elle Watson | Milosh | Aldous RH | Baby Fire | Young Magic | Lunatics On Pogosticks | Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith | The Cradle | Tiny Little Houses | Failed Flowers | Kip McGrath | Deepest Bison | Tremolo Ghosts | Common Holly 

Life Elsewhere Music airs every Wednesday at 3.00pm PT on NWCZ Radio and available on Mixcloud and Life Elsewhere Music page.

Crisis & Fear Podcast Available Now!

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The latest edition of Life Elsewhere is available now at Sticher

Dr. Dan Peters, licensed psychologist and author of Make Your Worrier a Warrior: A Guide to Conquering Your Child’s Fears joined the program to discuss how to talk to your children about fear, specifically the latest headline news of an Ebola scare.  Dr. Dan has devoted his career to working with children and families. His practice focuses on the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, and families with diverse issues and challenges including overcoming worry and fear.

Both Erin Arvedlund and Martin Wolf have written books that read like fiction, but as the saying goes: Truth is stranger than fiction. We could not resist booking the two authors for the same edition of Life Elsewhere because they have both written exceptional books relating to the financial crisis. Martin Wolf, CBE widely considered to be one of the world’s most influential writers on economics and associate editor and chief economics commentator at the Financial Times has written The Shifts and the Shocks: What We’’ve Learned— and Have Still to Learn —from the Financial Crisis. Mr. Wolf’s book, full of graphs and charts, is a riveting read, explaining a complex subject for the layman. His book coincides with the release of Open Secret: The Global Banking Conspiracy That Swindled Investors Out of Billions by Erin Arvedlunda financial writer for thePhiladelphia Inquirer. Ms. Arvedlund documents Libor and the interest rate rigging scandals that emerged out of the 2008 Financial Crisis. We have gave this edition of Life Elsewhere an ominous title, but as you’ll hear from Norman B’s interviews, it’s not all doom and gloom, Ms. Arvedlund and Mr. Wolf both offer (thankfully) glimpses of optimism.

Sensing the program’s darker tone than usual. Norman began with an example of new music he recently discovered. 19-year-old Billie Black from London and the sublime I Waited For You. Later in the show, we present this week’s Hit That Never Was, featuring, from Portland Oregon, Cohen with I Have A Dream from the splendid Owl Said EP.

Life Elsewhere airs every Monday at 9.00am ET (1400 GMT)

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