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Did You Miss Fact Or Fiction?

Life Elsewhere airs live at 9.00am ET, every Monday. Even though many, many listeners never miss a live broadcast, for some, perhaps in a different time zone, or maybe distracted with other obligations, don’t get to hear the show as we go out live. No worries, we have Podcasts available of every show and you can listen again (and again) at your leisure. The latest edition of Life Elsewhere, titled Fact Or Fiction featured Russian blogger Sergey Armeyskov, talking to us about his fellow countrymen’s take on the downing of Malaysian Flight MH17 and the difference between the West’s view of Russian and Russia’s view of the West.

Jeremy Kolosine of 8 Bit Operators joined the show to explain how he and his friends and associates make music with re-tooled Game Boys, Ataris, Nintendo Entertainment Systems, Commodore 64 and Apple ll 8-bit computers. In the show you’ll hear examples from the exceptional tribute albums to Devo, Kraftwerk, Depeche Mode and The Beatles  Jeremy and his cohorts have produced.

Former topnotch attorney Parker Stern, still crippled by courtroom stage fright, takes on a dicey case for an elusive video game designer known to the world only by the name of “Poniard.”  In Poniard’s blockbuster online video game, Abduction!, a real-life movie mogul is charged with kidnapping and murdering a beautiful actress who disappeared in the 1980s. Predictably, the mogul–William “the Conqueror” Bishop–has responded with a libel lawsuit. Now it’s up to Parker to defend the game designer in the suit.In defending Poniard, Parker discovers that people aren’t who they claim to be and that nothing is as it seems. At one point, his client resorts to blackmail, threatening to expose a dark secret about Parker. Then, many of the potential witnesses who could have helped the case die prematurely, and the survivors are too frightened to talk. Parker begins to feel as if he’s merely a character in a video game, fighting malevolent Level Bosses who appear out of nowhere and threaten to destroy him. This is the plot of the new novel, Reckless Disregard by attorney-author Robert Rotstein, who talks with Norman B about theatrics in the courtroom and separating fact from fiction.

Also in the program, the latest Hit That Never Was, selected by listener who says her dog wags his tail when the Life Elsewhere theme comes on. Down On My Knees by Nigerian-German singer-songwriter Ayo, is her spirited suggestion. Don’t forget, you too can suggest a Hit That Never Was by sending an email to hitthatneverwas at lifeelsewhere dot co

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Fact or Fiction?

Video game developer releases online game that charges Hollywood tycoon with abducting and murdering actress, hires eccentric lawyer to defend him in libel case!

Music-nerds reinvent The Beatles, Devo, Kraftwek and Depeche Mode with re-tooled Game Boys, Ataris, Nintendo Entertainment Systems, Commodore 64 and Apple II 8-bit computers!

Malaysian Flight MH17 shot down by Ukrainians, mistaken for Vladimir Putin’s aircraft, Russian Defense Ministry has proof of Ukrainian jets in the vicinity!

Next on Life Elsewhere we separate fact from fiction with Russian blogger, Sergey Armeyskov and ask what do Russians really know about the downing of Malaysian Flight MH17. Entertainment attorney and author Robert Rotstein talks about Parker Stern and his reclusive client known to the world only as “Poniard”. Jeremy Kolosine of 8 Bit Operators explains how music is made with ancient Game Boys. Plus, the latest Hit That Never Was featuring Nigerian-German singer-songwriter Ayo

           

Life Elsewhere airs every Monday

9.00am ET (1400 GMT) 

WMNF 88.5fm

streaming at www.wmnf.org

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Seduced By Music & What Russians Think

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Riff Cohen in the video for her single A Paris

The latest post at BACK. is all about music. Keeping an open mind. And being seduced. Three good reasons to go there now. Music features in the next radio edition of Life Elsewhere with 8 Bit Operators covering innovative musical icons Kraftwerk, Devo, Depeche Mode & The Beatles in micro-digital space-punk hard-chiptune style, utilizing re-tooled micro-chip hardware such as Game Boys, Ataris, Nintendo Entertainment Systems, Commodore 64 and Apple II 8-bit computers.

Plus, a Life Elsewhere exclusive interview with Russian blogger Sergey Armeyskov. We’ll ask the author of Russian Universe for his overview of the average Russian’s take on the downing of Malaysia Flight 17.

Life Elsewhere airs every Monday

9.00am ET (1400 GMT) 

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