“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 them 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. They can also be found using the monikers Noxon Light University, Legendary Thunderbirds of Death!, Zilla-Plex, and collaborating with other talented musicians they have met on Soundcloud, Bandcamp, and Facebook. The seemingly shy, almost self-effacing musician writes beautifully (and by their 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 their 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.
Steve Brodner by Nik Kowsar
Dr. Rogy Masri
Did you miss Norman B’s poignant recollections and interviews with the sadly departed David Bowie? Perhaps you forgot to tune in to hear award-winning author, Colin Woodard talk about his timely new book, American Character: A History of the Epic Struggle Between Individual Liberty and the Common Good. Or, were you distracted when Robert Hunziker a freelance writer and environmental journalist insisted the next Presidential election will be the most important in our lifetime? The acclaimed caricaturist, Steve Brodner has appeared on the program a number of times, we hope you didn’t miss his graphic description of Mr. Trump? Dr. Rogy Masri, of Doctors Without Borders explained in gut-wrenching detail his work with vulnerable migrants and refugees in Tripoli, Lebanon. A compelling account you need to hear. Noted gay activist, Peter Tatchell made a controversial decision in a landmark case, his explaination may surprise you. Singer-songwriter, Amy Rigby, talked openly about love and relationships. These are just a few of the insightful and often moving interviews you could have accidently missed. Norman B’s engaging interviews with authors, including Nicholas Petrie, George Hodgman, Katherine Zoepf, Rebecca Scherm, Jon Macks and Lynsey Addario, to name just a few are essential listening. Then, there is the wonderful new music Norman B selects, it would be a shame if you missed any, including: Polyenso, Wolftyla Max Jury, Annabel Jones, Fleurie, Sorcha Richardson, Zuzu and Siv Jakobsen.
If you miss any editions of Life Elsewhere, we have a wonderful solution, simply go here then go to the Listen On Demand panel, choose the date of a show and click play.
Our headline was written deliberately to get your attention. In the latest post at BACK. Norman B looks at the beginnings of music videos and MTV, wondering if recent creative and most decidedly sexy filmatic music promotions signal an open and unabashed attitude towards what was almost taboo, back in 1981. Check out the three provocative videos he selected to illustrate the post, (and scroll down to see more from earlier entries).
Being aware of what’s happening in culture, is why Life Elsewhere exists. We work enthusiastically delving into subjects worth sharing, in ways other media presentations are not equipped or able to try. Norman B engages with guests, asking questions that are not on a PR’s cheat sheet. His often emotional, personal reactions are genuine, this is the essence of Life Elsewhere.
In the next edition of Life Elsewhere, that spirit comes across as Norman B begins his interview with championship-winning soccer player, Robbie Rogers. The host relates a personal story, which takes Robbie by surprise. Tune in and hear how Robbie Rogers made history by standing up and coming out as a gay athlete. He recounts his courageous story of being closeted and the trauma he went through in his book, Coming Out To Play.
Also, regular contributor Bob Ross, film and media expert, joins the program to discuss the Holiday movie releases, including the almost seemingly fictitious revelation that North Korea is behind the Sony Pictures cyber attack. Plus another, clever listener has sent us a wonderful suggestion for this week’s Hit That Never Was. Find out what that song is; hear what Bob Ross has to say about Holiday movies and soccer player, Robbie Rogers talking about coming out, all on the next edition of Life Elsewhere.