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Friends For Equality

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“I’m very, very worried!” said talented and enterprising singer/songwriter, Nancy Kells. It was one day after the result of the Presidential election were announced. Her voice almost quavering as she added, “This feels like a bad dream. How is it possible for a misogynist-race-baiting-bullying-con-man be President of the country I love?”  Nancy was expressing the outrage felt by many, especially in the creative community. But, instead of moaning and groaning, Nancy Kells believes in action. So, she enlisted the help and partnership of Fox Food Records’ James Smith and together they curated a magnificent compilation album, coverFriends For Equality, featuring an amazing array of musical artists from across a wide spectrum of styles. With over forty previously unreleased tracks, all the proceeds will go to aid, Southern Poverty Law Center, Planned Parenthood, and ACLU. This is not just a labor of love, it’s serious endeavor to employ creative abilities to benefit organizations Nancy James believe could be threatened by the new administration. In the next edition of Life Elsewhere, Nancy Kells and contributing musician Erik Schroeder talk with Norman B about their passion for music, creativity and why they felt compelled to do something with a purpose, prompted by the Election result. 

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Brilliant Books & Impressive Music

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In spite of all the morose grumbling that 2016 was one horrible year, on reflection, there was a respite, 2016 was a splendid year for books. Some were good, others were very good and a few were brilliant, one of those brilliant books is A Gentleman In Moscow by Amor Towles. At almost five hundred pages, this hefty book is captivating from page one. Set in 1922 Moscow, a Bolshevik tribunal has ordered Count Alexander Rostov, an unrepentant aristocrat to spend the rest of his life inside the grand Metropole hotel, across the street from the Kremlin. Towles serves up an intriguing tale with delicious detail, wit, and uncompromising style. He cleverly weaves intricate facts with believable scenarios conjured up from his vivid imagination. Another excellent book from 2016, that may have eluded most best-of lists is, What The Dickens?! Distinctly Dickensian Words And How To Use Them by Bryan Kozlowski. But, as 2017 get’s under way with unprecedented antics by the President-elect, Kozlowski’s book may turn out to be the perfect source for words that best describe those antics. For example: Trumpery! Amor Towles and Bryan Kozlowski join Norman B for the next edition of Life Elsewhere. Plus, an impressive track by Portland-based, The Prids, from Friends For Equality, a wonderful compilation that was created in response to the Presidential election results.

Life Elsewhere airs:
Sundays 12 noon ET at The Source WMNF HD3  

Mondays 5.00pm PT & Wednesdays 2.00pm PT at NWCZ Radio
Thursdays 6.00pm ET at Internet Radio Network

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The latest volume of Life Elsewhere Music features an interview with musicians Nancy Kells and Erik Schroeder on the brilliant Friends For Equality compilation. With selected tracks from Hand HabitsJohn Andrews & The YawnsJonathon HicksBloodhype, Henoheno, The Prids, Feral Conservatives, Francie Cool, Goff-SchroederGood Good Blood and Spartan Jet-Plex

Life Elsewhere Music airs:
Wednesdays at 3.00pm Pacific Time on NWCZ Radio
Fridays at 10.00am Eastern Time on Internet Radio Network
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You can hear all the volumes of Life Elsewhere Music over at Mixcloud