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Kick Ass Covers. Cool Illustrators. Perfect Jeans. Teddy Boy Style.

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New at BACK. news about the next live edition of Life Elsewhere (Monday, April 12), when we’ll feature an interview with preeminent Creative Director Robert Newman talking about his selection of 101 Kick-Ass Music Covers. The most awesome, iconic and controversial magazine images of the last 80 years. Norman B tells of his search for the perfect jeans. We learn about a cool illustrator and blogs worth visiting, including a photo essay with innovators of English fashion like the venerated Teddy Boys.

Life Elsewhere airs Monday at 9.00am EDT, April 12

WMNF 88.5 fm

streaming: www.wmnf.org

Disturbing Or Captivating?

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Go to the latest post at BACK. continued to discover a video that is in equal parts disturbing and captivating. The accompanying song by Phosphorescent aka Matthew Houck, has to be one of the best releases of 2013. While you are at BACK. continued check out all the other links and downloads. Plus, our recent interview with Martin “Youth” Glover of Killing Joke fame, continues to be one of Life Elsewhere‘s top Podcasts.

Life Elsewhere On Racism Selected By PRX

Life Elsewhere‘s program titled “Defining Racism” was prompted by the aftermath of the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial and Paula Deen‘s inflammatory language used in deposition. Our guests included Don Daughtry, a missionary who became the only white pastor at an all-black church in Atlanta, circa mid 60’s to mid 70’s. We also spoke with Terry Morgan, an African-American musician, impresario and promoter who has worked by and large with white artists for over thirty years. Plus regular contributor to Life Elsewhere, the legendary rapper, Sir Mix-A-Lot, well known for his thoughtful yet often controversial views, joined the conversation. Included in the show was a montage of voices, including President Obama, theatre professor Fanni Green and Norman B‘s son, James. The montage caught the attention of the curators at PRX, where it is now availablePRX Remix is a hand-picked collection of the best stories from PRX‘s community of producers and beyond. Remix is 24/7 stream of creative audio works, interesting podcasts, cool ideas, fascinating interviews, found tape, and intriguing sounds.

In the latest installment of BACK. you’ll find more intriguing links and a beautiful example of Maurice Deebank‘s music.


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Have you checked BACK? It’s the new addition to Life Elsewhere. This is where you’ll find my random thoughts, occasional observations and rants, critiques of music, books and all things cultural.  Go here to get more than time allows for on the weekly  Life Elsewhere radio show. Check out my curated music selections and links and do send your feedback to: normanb@lifeelsewhere.co

“My favorite hour of morning radio: Life Elsewhere with host Norman B. Essential listening!” – writes Robert Newman, esteemed New York Creative Director www.robertnewman.com

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