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The Life Elsewhere Holiday Gift Mix 2015

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Thank you for listening to Life Elsewhere. We love putting the show together, searching out fascinating guests and discovering new music. It’s a passion that involves many hours and quite a few dollars to air our top-rated show. If you appreciate the loving effort we make in putting Life Elsewhere on the air, please consider showing us some love in return by making a modest donation — however much you can afford, when it comes from the heart, it’s the kind of gesture that makes what we do worthwhile. To encourage your contribution, Norman B has put together a unique non-stop mix of new music featured on Life Elsewhere in 2015. To get your copy of the Life Elsewhere Holiday Gift Mix, click on the “Make A Donation” button below, complete the form, in return, we’ll send you a special code to unlock and download the Life Elsewhere Holiday Gift Mix. But don’t delay, the Gift Mix will only be available for a limited time. Thank you for supporting Life Elsewhere.

The Life Elsewhere Holiday Gift Mix 2015 features new music from:  Amanda Merdzan, Birkwin & Vienna, Birthday Boy & allie, Clara La San, Kelela, Lucy Sunday, Mura Masa w/Shura, Siv Jakobsen, Sorcha Richardson, Throwing Shade, Tropic Of Cancer, Twin Limb, Wolftyla and Zuzu 

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3rd Annual Life Elsewhere Holiday Gift Special

Ugly Sweater

Ugly Christmas sweaters festooned with kitschy mind-boggeling, knitted tchotchkes are so hot this year. Google searches for ugly Christmas sweaters are at an all-time high in the U.S. and Canada. Why even Ted Cruz, Ben Carson, and Hillary Clinton are selling campaign-related ugly sweaters. We donned our ugly Christmas sweaters to conjure up the 3rd Annual Life Elsewhere Holiday Gift Special. Deliberately replacing Christmas with the politically correct Holiday, in part to piss off Bill O’Reilly. We called upon some of our favorite imaginative minds to entertain us with their Holiday Gift selections. Smart, witty author, Mark Haskell Smith; astute, informed caricaturist and social commentator, Steve Brodner; influential and acclaimed Creative Director, Robert Newman; conscientious and sagacious author, Patrick O’Neil; talented new British-American musician, Zuzu. Our creative panel were asked to select three books and one non-book gift. Don’t miss the diverse, intriguing and unpredictable results in the next edition of Life Elsewhere.

Also in the program renowned film and media critic, Bob Ross, will give his sensible overview of this year’s Holiday movie releases.

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A Human Instinct For War is the title of Norman B’s latest contribution to Trebuchet Magazine.

“Evening All”

hi001263351.jpgFrom 1955 to 1976, each episode began with the genial London bobby, effecting a modest salute as he said, “Evening All”. That opening line became a British household phrase, which lives on to this day as a jocular greeting. It was the BBC TV series, Dixon of Dock Green,  supposedly about daily life at a London police station, with the emphasis on petty crime, successfully controlled through common sense and human understanding. The central character was a mature and sympathetic police constable, George Dixon, played by Jack Warner in all of the 432 episodes. The policeman portrayed in Dixon is a far cry from fictional or real-life officers of the law today. The juxtaposition between real and crime-thriller police are discussed in the next edition of Life Elsewhere. Bestselling author Peter DixonJames joins host, Norman B to talk about his latest book, the tenth in the Roy Grace detective-thriller series. James offers thought-provoking observations about police procedures, criminal minds and the more innocent times of Dixon of Dock Green. Be sure not to miss the early part of the interview when Peter James and Norman B share their respective experiences with stalkers!

Lizzy Mercier DesclouxThis week’s Hit That Never Was features French No Wave cult artist, Lizzy Mercier Descloux with her cover of Arthur Brown’s Fire. The musician, singer-songwriter, composeractress, writer and painter, became involved in the Punk and New Wave, met with up Patti Smith and Richard Hell when visiting New York in 1975. She moved to New York 1977 and became a name in the No Wave movement. Despite being bankrolled at one time by Island Records’ Chris Blackwell, she never really had much success in the US and moved back to France. In the mid 90’s she moved to Corsica and devoted herself to painting and to writing an unpublished novel. In 2003, she was diagnosed with cancer, from which she died the following year. Fire is from her 1979 album Press Color, but you can also find it on a 2003 reissue featuring tracks from others sessions.

Its Holiday time, so what better than a brand new song for the season?Lola Dutronic are a multi-lingual Electro Pop duo consisting of Toronto-based producer/composer Richard Citroen and Dusseldorf-based vocalist Stephanie B. Their latest single “The Christmas Disco” is a teaser from their new album “Lost In Translation” which will be released in the Spring of 2015. 

Also in the program, Norman B selects two music choices he thinks are worthy of making a Best of ListFirst up, Lydia Ainsworth with a version of a song covered by so many people, Chris Isaak’s, Wicked Game. Hailing from Canada, Ainsworth‘s album Right From Realwould make a fine Holiday gift. Coincidentally, so would the latest album from our other north-of-the-border favorite, the talented and charming Barzin with his excellent Something I Have Not Done Is Following Me. We encourage you to start your Monday with the very best in Art, Media & Culture: Life Elsewhere. And, if you happen to miss the program live, you can go to Stitcher to hear the Podcast.

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Creative Direction, British Style, Surfing, Illustration, Minimal Design and A Wish List!

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Go to BACK. to discover the latest links to creative direction, British style, surfing, illustration, minimal design and what’s on Norman B’s Holiday wish list.

Next up on Life Elsewhere, best-selling author Peter James talks about his latest book Want You Dead, the tenth in the Roy Grace detective-thriller series. James is a fascinating guest who will share his opinions on the intricacies of police work and criminal minds.

Plus, a listener selects Lizzy Mercier Descloux  for the latest Hit That Never Was. And, we’ll present a surprise Holiday release from Lola DutronicThe Christmas Disco.

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