Category Archives: Punk

An 8 Year-Old Liar & What Is Art?

          

In the next edition of Life Elsewhere we’ll hear from Fayette Fox who says that before turning her hand to become an author she taught sex-ed to “untouchable-caste” girls in India. Fayette adds, she loves helping people, which is why she runs a business that creates the “right profile” for online dating sites! But, the main reason Fayette Fox will be on the program is to talk about her debut novel, The Deception ArtistThis is the story of Ivy, an eight year-old who has a fanciful imagination and, she likes to tell lies. Like Fayette, there is far more to the story than the first impression.

Life Elsewhere, being a program about Art, Media and Culture, we give a lot of thought to the ART part. Consequently, we have been asking some of our favourite contributors a simple question, What Is Art?

Joining the program to answer What Is Art? we’ll hear from David Warner editor-in-chief of Creative Loafing, Tampa; Martin Atkins, the legendary drummer for bands such as PiLKilling Joke and Ministry. Martin is also author of a number of books including, Tour: Smart: And Break the Band; highly-regarded, Brooklyn-based painter, Jeffrey Bishop and Patrick O’Neil, ex-punk and now author of the true story, Gun, Needle, Spoon.

Make sure you listen carefully, because we asked shoppers at a mall for their answers to “What Is Art?”  Some of the answers may surprise you.

Also in the program, this week’s Hit That Never Was features a selection from the British producers, known as Bent.

This will be a must-listen to show, make sure you tune in at 12 noon ET, Sunday, April 12 at The Source, WMNF HD3 and 5.00pm PT at NWCZ Radio

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What Would Sid Say, Frida As Patti Smith, Good Pop Music & More

Sid Vicious

 Power, Corruption & LiesTime Traveling PhotosFake Frida as Patti

The latest installment of BACK. covers a lot of territory, including a question about Sid Vicious‘s cover of My Way in a car commercial, Frida Kahlo nude and as Patti Smith, pixilated album sleeves, new pop music and much more…

BACK.  is the page where Norman B. the host and creator of Life Elsewhere presents his thoughts, observations and curated links to all manner of places. We encourage you to take a look, then scroll down and discover places you never new existed. You’ll find music before the other indie music blogs receive their promo packages. Discover links to graphic artists, photographers and designers who deserve your attention. BACK. shares links to sites carefully curated by Norman B. and occasionally stories about and from his life, like the time he lusted after and eventually bought a pair Manolo Blahnik shoes. We invite you to BACK. now…

Life Elsewhere airs next: Monday August 25 at 9.00am ET (1400 GMT)

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#yesallwomen Explained

Audrey BilgerThe latest edition of Life Elsewhere began with a conversation about #yesallwomen and the backlash against women speaking out about the pervasiveness of violence against women. Our guests were Audrey Bilger,author, professor of literature and gender studies and Faculty Director of the Center for Writing & Public Discourse at Claremont McKenna College and Shira Tarrantauthor, professor & social critic, political scientist and associate professor of women’s, gender, and sexuality studies at California State University, Long Beach.  Shira TarrantThe two professors eloquently gave their well-considered insights on the topic and provided valuable links. Audrey Bilger shared When Women Refuse a Tumblr where women share their stories of violence inflicted on them because they rejected sexual advances. Shira Tarrant shared three links to groups involving men working to prevent men’s violence, White Ribbon, Men Can Stop Rape and Voice Male Magazine. We here at Life Elsewhere encourage you to visit all these sites and mention we sent you.

This week’s Hit That Never Was featured English chanteuse, Jade Williams, aka Sunday Girl with her enchanting cover of Where is My Mind, a song from the Pixies debut album, Surfer Rosa.

In the last segment of the program, Norman B introduced Jowita Bydlowska the author of Drunk Mom: A Memoir, by saying, “This book is Harrowing! Brutally Honest and Courageous!” Ms. Bydlowska tells the painfully true story of her struggles with motherhood and alcoholism. Its a brutally frank account of how Jowita spent her time trying to figure out where she could buy her booze, trying to hide her drinking from her boyfriend, and perhaps most difficult, calculating how much she drank and how much time needed to pass before she could safely nurse her son.

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Hear The Interview With Ski Patrol’s Nick Clift

Ski PatrolThe latest edition of Life Elsewhere features an exclusive interview with Nick Clift, guitarist for the short-lived but highly rated post-punk band, Ski Patrol. For over a year, Nick has painstakingly complied a long overdue collection of Ski Patrol‘s recored work. Formed in 1979 by singer Ian Lowery (later of Folk Devils and King Blank) with Peter Balmer (later of Fad Gadget) on bass and Clift on guitar, the band had risen from the ashes of two Sunderland college bands, The Wall and The Debutantes. Ski Patrol were active until 1981, creating a new vibrant angular guitar sound coupled with dub-reggae influences. The new anthology shines a fresh light on the largely under-appreciated strident, perhaps paranoid, yet poetic lyrics of the late Ian Lowery, who passed away in 2001. In the interview with Norman B, Nick Clift talks about the history of Ski Patrol, life on the road and compiling a tribute to a band-mate he had long been estranged from. It’s a revealing conversation that includes excerpts from the new Ski Patrol album, Versions of a Life .

Also in this edition of Life Elsewhere, Norman B talks with Julie Garisto,  Arts and Entertainment Editor of Creative Loafing about David Letterman‘s recent announcement that he will retire from hosting Late Night in 2015.

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Ski Patrol Exclusive!

Ski Patrol

On April 15, a long overdue collection of recorded works by the exemplary post-punk band Ski Patrol, will be released. The album titled Versions Of A Life (Recordings 1979-81)  features some of Ski Patrol‘s singles, alternate versions, remixes and two cuts from the famed John Peel Sessions for the BBC. Ski Patrol guitarist Nick Clift, compiled the album mainly as a tribute to the sadly departed vocalist and lyricist, Ian Lowery. Norman B will interview Nick Clift and play excerpts from the new retrospective compilation.

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