“Initiative Radio’s” motto is “Food for the Mind & Music for the Soul” and in this edition Angela is joined by New York City poet Richard Cooper Williams to focus on the soulful aspect of the program. Williams reads several selections from his book “From A Whisper To A Scream” whilst Angela spins the acoustic guitar based tracks of East Coast singer/songwriter Matt Duke’s “Acoustic Kingdom Underground.” This show is perfect for setting the soul adrift on an ocean of bliss and reflection.
A moment for the fabulous Dina Merrill June 24, 2009
Merrill was born Nedenia Marjorie Hutton in New York City, the only child of Post Cereals heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post and her second husband, Wall Street stockbroker Edward Francis Hutton. She was educated at The George Washington University.
Merrill acted in twenty-two motion pictures, including Desk Set with Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy, The Sundowners, Don’t Give Up the Ship, Caddyshack II, I’ll Take Sweden with Bob Hope, The Young Savages with Burt Lancaster, A Nice Little Bank That Should Be Robbed with Mickey Rooney, Catch Me If You Can, Operation Petticoat with Cary Grant (who had previously been married to her cousin, Woolworth heiress Barbara Hutton) and Tony Curtis, The Courtship of Eddie’s Father with Glenn Ford and Ron Howard, Butterfield 8 with Elizabeth Taylor, A Wedding with Desi Arnaz, Jr. and Carol Burnett, True Colors with John Cusack andThe Player with Tim Robbins and Whoopi Goldberg. Read more.
“If you’re anything like the writers I meet at conferences and MFA programs, the word sweet probably isn’t the first adjective that comes to mind when you think of the head of a major New York publishing house. I hear a lot of other words (many of them unprintable in a wholesome writer’s magazine), but the takeaway is often the same: They are snakes in suits whose only loyalty is to the bottom line. While it’s true that such creatures exist—I could tell you stories—they are far less common than you might think.
Take the case of Jonathan Galassi, president and publisher of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, who got where he is, in part, by being one of the most gentlemanly editors in the business.” Read more from this Poets and Writers article …
This article found through a tip from writer Rick Rofihe of www.anderbo.com.
Jimmy Choo at H&M! June 22, 2009
Adding to the list of guest-designers for H&M, Jimmy Choo will bring its irresistible charm and to die for shoes and handbags to selected stores. The collection will be available November 14 in about 200 stores around the globe. Read more on Fashionist101.com.
Finder’s Flea: Brooklyn Weekend Flea Markets June 18, 2009
Here are two new favorite flea markets that happen in Brooklyn each weekend:
The Brooklyn Bridge Flea is every Sunday, 11am-6pm.
The Fort Greene Flea is every Saturday, 10am-5pm (this one is really the bomb!)
For more info, click here.
“Initiative Radio” has taken its’ first steps into the world of music video production with the creation of “Complex” by Dub Poet ANTON. “Complex” became a listener favorite when it was played during our three-part radio special about the Mahatma Gandhi.
ABOUT DUB POETRY
Dub Poetry finds its’ roots in the dance halls of Jamaica, West Indies where poets would chant their rhymes over the B side dub versions of records. Dub Poetry is quite possibly the final frontier in the music world where artists make poignant social statements, devoid of commercial affectation. The original Dub Poet is Jamaican Oku Onuora who was born Orlando Wong.
Dub Poet ANTON is originally from Trinidad and Tobago where he has also practiced the art form Rapso. Similar to Dub Poetry in message, Rapso poets chant over Calypso based rhythms, whereas Dub Poetry has Reggae rhythms at the core. Learn more here or watch video below:
Ya gotta love a gal with an accordian June 14, 2009
Discover the amazing music of Milwaukee-based Pezzettino, singer-songwriter, Margaret Stutt. Trained in classical piano at the local convent and self-taught on her father’s accordion, she began writing her own material in 2008. That year she self-released her debut album, “Because I Have No Control …” and launched herself into the touring circuit. Just six months later, Pezzettino released her sophomore album, “Lion.” Listen to Pezzettino’s music here.
It’s nineteen74 all over again June 13, 2009
Check out this latest newsletter from nineteen74. It’s chock full of chic folks from all over the globe.
Lovely passementerie video June 11, 2009
Okay, tonight I really do have a passementerie video, also from Paris, as it so happens. Paris seems to be passementerie-central:
A play named Mother June 8, 2009
My friend Andrew is producing a play called “Mother.” Just the title alone is intriguing enough to make it worth attending, but there’s also a special preview price. Here’s the info:
Please join us for the world premiere of MOTHER by Lisa Ebersole. Directed by Andrew Grosso and produced by Andrew Cahill; starring BUCK HENRY and HOLLAND TAYLOR Lisa Ebersole, Haskell King, David Rosenblatt. Discounted $20 preview tickets are available July 8, 9, 10, 11 @ 8pm through this link or call 212-352-0255, discount code – FBOOK. Performances continue July 13–August 1, Monday & Wednesday-Saturday @ 8pm. Tickets are $25 through this link or call 212-352-0255