Category Archives: Soccer

The Soccer Fan & An Alternate View

Felicia Pennant is possibly the most exuberant guest we have ever had the pleasure of inviting onto Life Elsewhere. When you hear Felicia rave on about the sport that inspired her to start a magazine, don’t be surprised if you too become a soccer fan. Felicia, a devoted Chelsea fan took a fashion course at St. Martins School of Art in London and wrote her graduating thesis on Fashion and Soccer. A brilliant combination that triggered the creation of Season Zine. It’s a cross between a fashion magazine and a football zine.”  Says Felicia, adding, Season is named after the shared time division, it reveals the experiences and rituals of fashion and football fans. Their perspectives on the world’s most popular sport are explored in thoughtful and intimate ways, focusing on why these fans care and what they wear.” Felicia Pennant, Season Zine, creator, and editor,  joins us for the next edition of Life Elsewhere.

Robyn Walensky

Robyn Walensky

In the past year, we’ve had a number of trusted, informed commentators on the show to give their two cents worth on the antics and contradictions of Mr. Trump. But, as the days roll on and the General Election looms closer, the division between the parties and the opinions of the electorate grow further apart. Although we try to shy away from taking a political stand at Life Elsewhere, we will admit that the guests and topics we choose do suggest a certain bias. Yet, we are honestly confused by the hostility toward the Democratic Party, Mrs. Clinton, and President Obama. In an attempt to try to understand the appeal of Mr. Trump and the fierce opposition to Mrs. Clinton, et al, we invited Robyn Walensky, senior news anchor at the Blaze radio network to give us her take on why Donald Trump and the Republican agenda would be a better choice in the General Election.

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Important & Enlightening Interviews

In the last edition of Life Elsewhere, our special guest was Robert PriestFounder and Editor of Eight By Eight the dazzlingly creative magazine devoted to the beautiful game – soccer. We invited Robert onto the show  to help us understand all about the Power, Corruption & Lies that brought FIFA and the unlikely named Sepp Blatter into the world’s headlines. Just hours before Robert was on the show, the controversial Mr. Blatter had been re-elected and we played a sound-bite of his odd acceptance speech. This was quickly followed by soccer aficionado Robert Priest predicting, “a lot more indictments were about to happen” and “this is just the beginning”. Less than a week later, Sepp Blatter had resigned and more arrests and scandalous stories continued to make world-wide headlines. Although Life Elsewhere is not a news program, we are always ahead of the pack, with our commentators and commentaries.

Catherine HydeThis week we continue with that distinction by inviting onto the show Catherine Hyde, Regional Director of PFLAG – Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, Catherine also happens to be the parent of a 22-year old trans young woman. The headlines across all media outlets were ablaze with wall-to-wall coverage of Bruce transitioning to Cailtyn Jenner and the sensational Vanity Fair cover. Our rule of thumb at Life Elsewhere is stay away from the exploitive stories, focussing instead on the human aspect. We wanted to hear Catherine Hyde’s take on the media blitz surrounding Caitlyn and how it affected her and her daughter. Catherine speaks openly, honestly and yes, emotionally about her life as a parent of a trans child. She talks about her reaction to the Caitlyn Jenner story. Catherine also offers input and wisdom to parents of trans children and most importantly, she offers insight into how we all can better understand our transgender brothers and sisters – and children. Because we feel this is such an important issue, we have devoted  large portion of the show to our interview with Catherine Hyde. We urge you not to miss this important and enlightening interview. 

Later in the program we bring you this week’s Hit That Never Was, featuring Mink De Ville. And Norman B introduces you to new music from Sorcha Richardson, a singer-songwriter based in Brooklyn, by way of Ireland. London based R & B singer-songwriter, Clara La San and a brand new Australian duo who go by the name of Aiya. Let us know what you think of the new music discoveries and our interviews, send your emails to: normanb@lifeelsewhere.co

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What’s In It For Me

The Hit That Never Was is the popular weekly musical interlude where listeners take over and select a piece of music they think deserved to get more attention. This week, aspiring architect Delphina, wrote to us with flattering comments about Life Elsewhere and asked to hear What’s In It For Me from Bows & Arrows, the 2004 album by The Walkmen. Delphina says in her email that she saw the band live once and believes they should have been (or still could be) huge. She emphasizes “huge” by repeating the word about 20 times! We agree, and are delighted to play a big favorite at the Life Elsewhere offices. If you would like to get your Hit That Never Was on the show, this what you do, send an email with a little info about yourself and why you think your selection deserves to be heard, to: hitthatneverwas@lifeelsewhere.co

Also in the program, Robert PriestFounder and Editor of Eight By Eight the dazzlingly creative and premier magazine devoted to the beautiful game of soccer, helps us understand all about the Power, Corruption & Lies that brought FIFA and the unlikely-named Sepp Blatter into the world’s headlines this week.

Plus, former banker at J P Morgan, Michelle Miller talks about her debut novel, The Underwriting. corporate thriller that takes place at Hook, an online dating start -up, where a high-stakes deal pitches the power of Wall Street against the savvy of Silicon Valley – until a young woman’s death threatens to topple it all.

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Power, Corruption & Lies

Trainspotters, detail obsessives and conspiracy theorists alike will appreciate our headline. It’s the title of New Order’s second studio album from May 1983.  We think it fitting to use a provocative title that also ties in the groundbreaking Manchester band. After all, Manchester United are certainly one the world’s most well-known soccer clubs and they also happen to be a favorite of Robert PriestFounder and Editor of Eight By Eight the dazzlingly creative and premier magazine devoted to the beautiful game. Robert joins the next edition of Life Elsewhere to help us understand all about the Power, Corruption & Liesthat brought FIFA and the unlikely-named Sepp Blatter into the world’s headlines this week.

Also in the program, former banker at J P Morgan, Michelle Millertalks about her debut novel, The Underwriting. A corporate thriller that takes place at Hook, an online dating start -up, where a high-stakes deal pitches the power of Wall Street against the savvy of Silicon Valley – until a young woman’s death threatens to topple it all.

Life Elsewhere airs every Sunday at 12 noon ET on The Source WMNF HD3 and Mondays at 5.00pm PT at NWCZ Radio

 

 

 

Never Exaggerate The Importance of Incompetence.

Screen Shot 2014-07-02 at 3.26.59 PMIn the latest edition of Life Elsewhere, Dr. Binoy Kampmark joined the program to help us understand the turmoil in Iraq and what caused it. Dr. Kampmark, a learned scholar, appraises the Bush administration’s invasion of Iraq with a terse rebuke by saying, “Never exaggerate the importance of incompetence”. After summing up the past and current crisis in Iraq, Binoy Kampmark offers an opinion which can only regarded as optimistic when he says, “If the United States is prudent about this, they can actually do well as a powerbroker”. This is a fascinating interview, where you’ll hear an original take on  the history and future of Iraq.

Also in the program, Norman B asks Caitlin O’Connell  senior writer at World Soccer Talk and Robert Priest founder and editor-in-chief of the new soccer magazine Eight By Eight for their response to the question “Is sex appeal driving the appeal of soccer in the USA?” Our two soccer experts weigh wit their thoughts and give us update on the World Cup so far. Considering that Team USA were still in the running at the time of this show, it will be interesting to re-hear Caitlin and Robert’s predictions.

The influential R & B pioneer, Bobby Womack, sadly passed away two days before the broadcast, so Norman B created a special tribute which included a selection of Womack’s hits, including, It’s All Over Now, Woman’s Gotta Have It, That’s The Way I Feel About Cha, Harry Hippie, Across 110th Street and Please Forgive My Heart.

The Podcast with Dr. Binoy KampmarkCaitlin O’ConnellRobert Priest and Bobby Womack is available now for download here.

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