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The Phenomena Of Trump & The Tweets Of Mr. Hill

2017 has been an incredible year. Even without Trump, 2017 will long be remembered for more tragedy than should ever be possible in just twelve months. Natural and manmade disasters competed for headlines. But, it was Donald J. Trump who continued to dominate, no matter if it were another gun massacre, a deadly hurricane, a terrorist attack, a fatal train derailment or a raging wildfire. The phenomena of Trump remained the talking point for any and every news story. During the past year, we here at Life Elsewhere have felt almost obligated to build a show on one aspect or another of Trump’s irascible behavior. Taking an alternate view of  Trump has always been our main objective, even long before he moved into the White House, we produced a show titled, A Caricature For President. Yet, in all the shows we built around the anomaly that is Trump, there has been the nagging sense of despair. Our learned guests from authors to professors, from artists to comedians, each and every one has expressed despondency. These feelings have been aired perfectly throughout the last year,  by Life Elsewhere contributor, Dave Hill with his sardonic Tweets. So, as we come to the last show of 2017, we decided upon a cozy fireside chat with the savvy comedian, author, musician and actor. On stage, Dave Hill presents as hilarious, and deadpan, while in the confines of an intimate interview he shows a serious and deeply thoughtful side, especially when talking about Trump and his cohorts. But when Dave talks about his music, the man’s lighter side bubbles up. In the next edition of Life Elsewhere, Norman B chats with Dave Hill about the intent of his Tweets, his take on comedy now, the future and his bands, Painted Doll and Valley Lodge.

    

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Show #253

The Ultimate Hendrix Book

Jimi Hendrix enjoyed the international limelight for less than four years, but his innovative and imaginative interpretations of blues and rock continue to inspire guitarists and music lovers across ages and genre. Coinciding with what would have been Hendrix’s 75th year on this mortal coil is the publication of (incredibly) the first full-blown illustrated book exploring the life and career of the man many consider the greatest rock guitarist of all time. Seattle-based music journalist Gillian Gaar (and contributor to Life Elsewhere) joins Norman B to talk about Hendrix: The Illustrated Story, focusing in on the guitarist’s upbringing, his service as an Army paratrooper, his role as a sideman on the chitlin’ circuit, his exile in the UK, and his eventual reemergence in the US and the fame that followed until his untimely death in 1970.

 

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Alt-America: The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump

Donald Trump’s victorious campaign for the US presidency shocked the world, the seemingly sudden national prominence of white supremacists, xenophobes, militia leaders, and mysterious “alt-right” figures mystifies many. But the American extreme right has been growing steadily in number and influence since the 1990s with the rise of patriot militias. Following 9/11, conspiracy theorists found fresh life; and in virulent reaction to the first black US president, militant racists have come out of the woodwork. Nurtured by a powerful right-wing media sector in radio, TV, and online, the far right, Tea Party movement conservatives and Republican activists found common ground. Figures such as Stephen Bannon, Milo Yiannopoulos, and Alex Jones, once rightly dismissed as cranks, now haunt the reports of mainstream journalism. Investigative reporter David Neiwert has been tracking extremists for more than two decades. In his latest book, Alt-America: The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump, Neiwert provides a deeply researched and authoritative report on the growth of fascism and far-right terrorism, the violence of which in the last decade has surpassed anything inspired by Islamist or other ideologies in the United States. David Neiwert joins Norman B for the next edition of Life Elsewhere to talk about his years of reportage, including the most in-depth investigation of Trump’s ties to the far right.

Also in the program, new music from Copenhagen-based singer-songwriter, Ellis May. About her song, Father she says this, “Father is the most personal work I have done. It’s about loss. It’s about carrying on. It’s about acceptance, and about how accepting things will move you forward, and get you through hard times and push you onto your own path.” Listen carefully and make sure you let us know what you think. Write to normanb@lifeelsewhere.co

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Three Topics

If you have been to the renown Art Basel, you would not be alone in finding it overwhelming, confusing, albeit intriguing. Londoner, Ryan Stanier felt the same, his experiences at Art Basel and other prestigious art fairs led him to believe there was a need for an alternative to the high-end, glossy, money-dominated events. So, a few years ago, Ryan founded The Other Art Fair which has become the leading artist fair to discover and buy directly from the very best emerging artistic talent. With fairs strongly established in the US, UK, and Australia, The Other Art Fair has grown with editions now in London, Bristol, Sydney, Melbourne, and now New York. Ryan Stanier joins Life Elsewhere to help us understand art today and, The Other Art Fair.

Donald Trump’s sexual harassment accusers hope President goes way of Weinstein

#MeTooCongress: women in politics take action in wake of Weinstein

These are the headers, for two recent articles in The Guardian by Lucia Graves. The talented writer returns to Life Elsewhere to talk about the ramifications of allegations of sexual misconduct. The list of the accused, from Hollywood to Capitol Hill and all points in between appears to show no sign of abating. Why is this happening now? Is this the result of living in the age of Trump? With the outcome of Tuesday’s elections are we seeing a national response to Trump and all he stands for? Don’t miss this intense discussion, plus you’ll hear host, Norman B talk about his encounter with unwanted sexual advance.

The musical interlude this week is from Perth, Australia, Stella Donnelly has a new single, Boys Will Be Boys, from her latest album, Thrush Metal. The singer-songwriter confronts a man who raped her friend and takes to task the accompanying victim-blaming. Donnelly recalls horrifying details like the young man’s father telling him “women rape themselves,” she stays measured and plainspoken. This effect is the most chilling thing about Boys Will Be Boys. Don’t miss it!

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The End Of An Era?

The Village Voice, the independent weekly New York City newspaper, announced on Tuesday that it will end print publication. The exact date of the last print edition has not yet been finalized, according to a spokeswoman. The Voice, as it became known was essential reading for New Yorkers of a certain age. It was the place to go for a wide variety of alternative and outspoken writers, including Wayne BarrettRobert ChristgauNat Hentoff and Michael Musto. The Voice was where you discovered your favorite punk band, learned about exotic foods and exotic sex acts, club kids, performance art and indie movies. It was the pages of The Voice you searched to discover what was in the city’s jazz clubs or off off Broadway theaters on a Wednesday night. The Voice was where New Yorkers went to learn to be New Yorkers. Outside of New York, The Village Voice was the link, the conduit for any aspiring hipster. The 62-year old weekly journal was founded by Dan Wolf, Ed Fancher and Norman Mailer, and for decades it sold a weekly version thick with classified ads. With a mix of political and cultural coverage, it created a model for alternative weeklies around the country. The Voice launched the careers of journalistic luminaries such as Jack Newfield and James Ridgeway, and the music critics Lester Bangs, Ellen Willis and Greg Tate. It was the launchpad for The New Yorker theater critic Hilton Als and the novelist Colson Whitehead, both recipients of the Pulitzer Prize. The weekly print edition of The Village Voice was important if not crucial part of our cultural history. Is this the end of an era? To help us understand the impact of The Voice, frequent contributor to Life Elsewhere, Robert Newman will join the program. Newman was creative director at The Voice in the early 90’s. A particularly vibrant period as illustrated above by selections of notable front covers he created.

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Show #235

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