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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.

Is Your Hit That Never Was Missing?

Every week at Life Elsewhere we play the Hit That Never Was, selected by a listener. Tell us about a song you think deserves to be the next Hit That Never Was. Send your pick, along with a few words about yourself to: hitthatneverwas@lifeelsewhere.co

Life Elsewhere airs Sundays, at 12 noon ET at The Source WMNF HD3  and Mondays, at 5.00pm PT at NWCZ Radio

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Did You Miss Liza Long, Jeffrey Kluger & Glass Cake?


The latest edition of Life Elsewhere features Norman B’s deft interview with Liza Long, author of The Price of Silence: A Mom’s Perspective on Mental Illness, an excruciatingly honest portrayal of what it’s like to be the mom of a child with serious mental illness. When Liza heard about the Newtown shooting, her first thought was, “What if my son does that someday?” Liza‘s 13-year-old son lives with mental illness and she equated their struggle with many other mothers and sons, including Adam Lanza, the 20-year-old Newtown, Mass., man guilty of one of the worst school shootings in U.S. history. She posted a heart-wrenching cry for help on her blog: “I am Adam Lanza’s mother. I am Dylan Klebold’s and Eric Harris’s mother. I am James Holmes’s mother. I am Jared Loughner’s mother. I am Seung-Hui Cho’s mother. And these boys—and their mothers—need help.” Her essay was republished under the title “I Am Adam Lanza’s Mother”. The post immediately went viral, receiving 1.2 million likes on Facebook, 15,000 comments, and almost 30,000 emails. Liza found herself at the center of a passionate debate about a topic that is still hard to talk about – children’s mental illness. Liza quickly discovered she was not alone, there were many parents struggling with the same constant fear and worry. With her post she became an advocate for better understanding and better resources for children who suffer from mental disorder.

Award-winning science journalist and senior writer at Time magazine, Jeffrey Kluger explains to Norman B that narcissists are everywhere. There are millions in the United States alone. They’re found in politics and popular culture, in the office, at school, in your neighborhood, even in your own home. The odds are good that you know a narcissist, probably a lot of then. In his new book, The Narcissist Next Door: Understanding the Monster in Your Family, in Your Office, in Your Bed— in Your WorldKluger deconstructs science and with insight and wit he unearths cutting edge research on narcissism and gives real world anecdotes to illustrate the impact narcissism has on the people who have it – and the people who don’t. Listen carefully, you’ll wonder if you fit into the criteria of a narcissist.

Glass Cake  and their cover of Madonna’s “Like a Prayer” was selected for this weeks’s Hit That Never Was by a listener who asked if we like cover versions. She also kindly sent a photo of herself in a nun’s habit. We wondered if there was a connection or was it a coincidence? You too can have your Hit That Never Was played on Life Elsewhere. Send your selection and the reason why you believe it deserves to be the Hit That Never Was and little info about yourself to: hitthatnevrwas (at) lifeelsewhere (dot) co

If you missed the live broadcast of today’s edition of Life Elsewhere, no worries, the Podcast is available here

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

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Liza Long

When Liza Long heard about the Newtown shooting, her first thought was, “What if my son does that someday?” Liza‘s 13-year-old son lives with mental illness and she equated their struggle with many other mothers and sons, including Adam Lanza, the 20-year-old Newtown, Mass., man guilty of one of the worst school shootings in U.S. history. She posted a heart-wrenching cry for help on her blog: “I am Adam Lanza’s mother. I am Dylan Klebold’s and Eric Harris’s mother. I am James Holmes’s mother. I am Jared Loughner’s mother. I am Seung-Hui Cho’s mother. And these boys—and their mothers—need help.” Her essay was republished under the title “I Am Adam Lanza’s Mother”. The post immediately went viral, receiving 1.2 million likes on Facebook, 15,000 comments, and almost 30,000 emails. Liza found herself at the center of a passionate debate about a topic that is still hard to talk about – children’s mental illness. Liza quickly discovered she was not alone, there were many parents struggling with the same constant fear and worry. With her post she became an advocate for better understanding and better resources for children who suffer from mental disorder. Liza Long joins Life Elsewhere to talk about her book, The Price of Silence: A Mom’s Perspective on Mental Illness, her excruciatingly honest portrayal of what it’s like to be the mom of a child with serious mental illness.

Jeffrey Kluger

Narcissists are everywhere. There are millions in the United States alone. They’re found in politics and popular culture, in the office, at school, in your neighborhood, even in your own home. Award-winning science journalist and senior writer at Time magazine, Jeffrey Kluger writes that the odds are good that you know a narcissist, probably a lot of then. In his new book, The Narcissist Next Door: Understanding the Monster in Your Family, in Your Office, in Your Bed— in Your WorldKluger deconstructs science and with insight and wit he unearths cutting edge research on narcissism and give s real world anecdotes to illustrate the impact narcissism has on the people who have it – and the people who don’t. Jeffrey Kluger joins Life Elsewhere to talk about his book with Norman B. Listen carefully, you’ll wonder if you fit into the criteria.

Screen Shot 2014-09-21 at 1.44.04 PMAlso, this week’s Hit That Never Was, is a curious cover version of Madonna’s “Like a Prayer” by Glass Cake. You too can have your Hit That Never Was played on Life Elsewhere. Send your selection and the reason why you believe it deserves to be the Hit That Never Was and little info about yourself to: hitthatnevrwas (at) lifeelsewhere (dot) co

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

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