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New Links To Cool Photography, Graphics, Roman Walls, New Music & Socks At BACK.

mitchi-feetThe latest edition of BACK. is packed full of links to brilliant cool photography, graphic design, ancient Roman walls, new music and wonderfully crazy socks. BACK.  is the page where Life Elsewhere creator, Norman B selects places you may have never found. Make sure you scroll down (and down) to find all kinds of wonderful sites to visit.

 

Coming Soon To Life Elsewhere

Life Elsewhere’s stellar line-up of guests continues with an exclusive interview with Ian McLagan, the famed keyboardist for Small Faces and Faces. Edited selections of Norman B’s exclusive interview will air on upcoming editions of Life Elsewhere. The full unexpurgated interview will be available for download only at Life Elsewhere. You’ll hear Norman & Mac reminisce about growing up in post World War Two Britain, the swinging sixties and going to the same art school, discovering the Blues and Mac joining Small Faces, the quintessential Mod band and the crazy non-stop life of a pop star. He talks about the beginning and the end of Faces and gives us a peak into what it was like recording with The Rolling Stones plus the often unglamorous life of being on the road with the world’s greatest rock ‘n’ roll band. Ian McLagan offers his opinions on Punk, keyboard players he admires and his favorite keyboards. He recounts the ups and the downs, the truths and the untruths of rock ‘n’ roll and why his muse was so crucial in his life. McLagan discusses his latest album United States and his currant musical cohorts The Bump Band, based out of his adopted home of Austin, Texas.

Gary Wright best known for his 1976 hit songs Dream Weaver and Love Is Alive and for his role in helping establish the synthesizer as a leading instrument in rock and pop music has just written a book, aptly titled Dream Weaver with the subtitle, A Memoir; Music, Meditation, and My Friendship with George Harrison. Norman B explores all of these topics and more in an special interview with Gary Wright.

Erin Arvedlund is a financial writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer and author of the book about the rise and fall of Bernard Madoff, Too Good to Be True: The Rise and Fall of Bernie MadoffErin joins Life Elsewhere to talk with Norman B about her latest book, Open Secret: The Global Banking Conspiracy That Swindled Investors Out of Billions, which documents the interest rate rigging scandals that emerged out of the 2008 financial crisis. Our focus on the financial world continues with Martin Wolf one of the world’s most influential economic commentators, who talks about his new book, The Shifts and the Shocks: What We’ve Learned— and Have Still to Learn —from the Financial Crisis. Both Erin Arvedlund and Martin Wolf have written books that read like fiction, but as the saying goes: Truth is stranger than fiction. 

Also coming up on Life Elsewhere longtime contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine and a columnist for WiredClive Thompson, who has written Smarter Than You Think: How Technology Is Changing Our Minds for the Better. This is a timely look at how technology boosts our cognitive abilities—making us smarter, more productive, and more creative than ever.

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Listen! Chorale Music (& Nick Drake)

Next on Life Elsewhere, we explore chorale music (or is it choral?) with GRAMMY-nominated singer and conductor Dr. James Bass. The director of choral studies at the School of Music at the University of South Florida and the artistic director of The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay joins the program at the request of Kerry Travilla-Bown who will be guest producer. Kerry, an enthusiastic devotee of Life Elsewhere, made a generous donation to WMNF, the listener-supported radio station, where Life Elsewhere is produced. During the station’s last fund-raising event, listeners were asked to make an appreciable contribution, in return they would be able to co-produce an edition of the program. Kerry  came up with the funds and a brilliant programming idea, “I’m a member of The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay Kerry announced, “How about introducing the listeners to chorale music?”

Nick DrakeAs she is guest programmer, we asked Kerry Travilla-Bown to come up with this week’s Hit That Never Was. She astutely chose the talented and influential but sadly long-departed Nick Drake and his poignant, River ManKerry explains that Drake is believed to have been keen on echoing the evocative music of Delius and Ravel. Coincidentally, The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay and The Florida Orchestra released: Delius: Appalachia; Sea Drift in 2012.

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Next On Life Elsewhere

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

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