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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.

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.

The World Cup 2014 Edition

Screen Shot 2014-06-07 at 3.05.56 PMLife Elsewhere celebrates World Cup 2014 with a dream-team of experts on the beautiful game. Caitlin O’Connell and Phil Schoen, two highly respected soccer pundits, will join the program to give us the definitive overview. We’ll ask what can we expect from Brazil, the highlights, the games not to miss and of course, the predictions. Plus, we’ll learn about the growing popularity of soccer in the US of A. RobertScreen Shot 2014-05-27 at 11.13.48 AM Priest, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Eight by Eight, a brilliant new magazine devoted to the beautiful game will talk about why the timing is right to launch a unique magazine on soccer and his passion for the game. Robert and his co-partner Grace Leehave created a publication that is not only beautiful to look at, its fascinating and entertaining, even to the non-soccer fan. While we talk with Robert we encourage you to view the magazine by going to 8by8mag. A characteristic tradition at soccer matches, beginning in the UK, over a century ago are Fan Chants. We will talk with Michael Dennis of FanChants as he explains exactly what FanChants means and why the unstoppable passion for singing the praises of your favorite team at the top of your lungs. “The best thing about football they say is the banter, the wit and the passion that you only get when crammed in next to a few thousand of your fellow die hard fans.  The game may be increasingly about the money, the business, the suits and all the flamboyant trimmings, but we all know it would die on its arse (ass) without the real fans” Says Michael Dennis

Join Life Elsewhere for The World Cup Edition

9.00am ET, June 9

WMNF 88.5fm

Streaming: www.wmnf.org

Podcast: Stitcher & WMNF

The Beautiful Game

Screen Shot 2014-05-27 at 11.13.48 AMThe 2014 FIFA World Cup, takes place in Brazil from 12 June to 13 July 2014. The 2014 tournament will be the most expensive FIFA World Cup in history. Forecasts on the eve of the tournament estimate the cost to the Brazilian government will be $14 billion. FIFA is expected to spend $2 billion on staging the finals,with its greatest single expense being the $567 million prize money pot. Although organizers originally estimated costs of US$1.1 billion,a reported US$3.6 billion has ultimately been spent on stadium works. The Brazilian government has pledged $900 million will be invested into security forces and that the tournament will be “one of the most protected sports events in history”.

Life Elsewhere joins in with World Cup fever by inviting onto the program Robert Priest, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Eight by Eight, a brilliant new magazine all about the beautiful game. Robert and his co-partner Grace Lee,have created a magazine that is not only beautiful to look at, its fascinating and entertaining, even to the non-soccer fan. As we talk with Robert we encourage you to join in by going to 8by8mag

FanChants is a site run by soccer fans, who say they live and breathe football. Their mission is simple, they proclaim, “We bottle the sound of the terraces and put the passion of match day in you pocket.  The best thing about football they say is the banter, the wit and the passion that you only get when crammed in next to a few thousand of your fellow die hard fans.  The game may be increasingly about the money, the business, the suits and all the flamboyant trimmings, but we all know it would die on its arse (ass) without the real fans”. Michael Dennis of FanChants joins Life Elsewhere to explain exactly what FanChants means and why the unstoppable passion for singing the praises of your favorite team at the top of your lungs.

The World Cup Edition of Life Elsewhere airs 9.00am ET, June 9

WMNF 88.5fm

Streaming: www.wmnf.org

Podcast: Stitcher & WMNF

Catching Up.

Screen Shot 2014-05-27 at 12.41.02 PMThe latest edition of Life Elsewhere, Podcast featuring an extended interview with Dr. Dan Peters on the aftermath of the recent shooting in Isla Vista, California, is available here and here.

Coming up, June 9, at Life Elsewhere, we will celebrate World Cup Brazil 2014 with acclaimed creative director and soccer aficionado, Robert Priest who is also the founder and editor-in-chief of Eight by Eight a brilliant new magazine all about The Beautiful Game. Robert and his co-partner Grace Lee, have created a magazine that is not only beautiful to look at, its fascinating and entertaining, even to the non-soccer fan.

June 2, Jowita Bydloska, joins the program, author of Drunk Mom: A Memoir, a new book that pushes boundaries as she courageously shines the light on the twisted logic of an addicted mind and the powerful transformative love of one’s child. Norman B will explore with the author, the harrowing details and how her new book also gives hope, especially to those struggling in some way .

Further ahead on Life Elsewhere we will be talking with Richard Gabriel about his new book Acquittal: An Insider Reveals the Stories and Strategies Behind Today’s Most Infamous Verdicts which reads like fiction, only the explicit detail is all too real.  New York Times Best Selling author Kate Kelly has a new book, 
“>The Secret Club That Runs the World: Inside the Fraternity of Commodity Trader 
We’ll ask Ms. Kelly, “What shocked her the most during her research for this book” and “Should we the 99% be worried by the antics of traders?”. The Devil’s Workshop (Scotland Yard’s Murder Squad) is a new historical thriller by Alex Grecian. perfect book for reading on vacation, lying in the sun as the author takes into dark, dank places where Jack the Ripper roamed. We’ll ask Alex Grecian how he researches his books to provide such chilling detail and why his fascination with the past?

Last week, as way of showing our gratitude for your support of Life Elsewhere, we made an exclusive music mix for you to download. The response has been outstanding, but our server space can only handle so many downloads before it begins to cost us money to upgrade in order to accommodate the traffic. We want you to have the music mix, go download it now! To economize on our costs the download link will be disabled on June 1, 2014.

Here is a sample of the music we have included in the FREE mix, the late, great Gregory Isaacs from a Jamaican 12″ EP, Soon Forward

Download Norman B’s Exclusive Thank You Mix Here