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Happy Saturday! Oooh boy, do we have a ton of great music for you on the show today! First of all, we're so excited that the Discovery Artist this week is Sleepy Sun. I love that band. And speaking of loving bands, we've also got The Antlers, Charles Bradley, and Bosco Del Rey with new tracks! And while we're at it, make sure to check out BTR on Facebook, Twitter, tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram, and SoundCloud!
This week on the show my guest is painter Jason Brockert. Jason currently has a show up at Iam8bit gallery in Los Angeles. The show is called American Icons, and features paintings of atari game cartridges, vintage gaming consoles, and toy action figures from the film star wars. The works explore idea of nostalgia and ask us to reflect on the ways our childhood imaginations cascade into our adult lives.
Today we have two brand new tracks from local Brooklyn bands on the show: The Babies and Widowspeak. Alligator has those chord changes that tug on your heartstrings, and Ballad of the Golden Hour conjures up a slick, gorgeous atmosphere. They're the perfect songs for your Thanksgiving turkey hangover. And make sure to follow BTR on Facebook and Twitter.
Subject – Food Week Books – The Grapes of Wrath, Fried Green Tomatoes & Fast Food Nation A story about the Joad farming family who are displaced from their Oklahoma tenant farm during the Great Depression. Trapped in the dustbowl, they head for California in hopes of a better life. A Story about Evelyn Couch meeting Cleo Threadgoode who tells the story of the Whistle Stop Cafe in Birmingham, AL. in the 1930s. What was once an article on the depressing state of the American diet in Rolling Stone Magazine in 1999, Schlosser looks beyond just the dietary side effects of American fast food in an unveiling of how the fast food nation mindset contributes to the degrading quality of American life. 00:00 Book Talk Intro - Kory French 02:17 Fat Girl - Megan Falley 04:19 Boe Money - Galactic  07:29 A reading from The Grapes of Wrath  11:12 Grapefruit Moon - Tom Waits 15:51 The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck 22:04 Furr - Blitzen Trapper 26:03 Fried Green Tomatoes - Fannie Flagg 31:35 In the Kitchen - The Tough Alliance 35:43 Fast Food Nation - Eric Schlosser 42:30 Canned Food - Surf City 45:00 Finish The Grapes of Wrath Fried Green Tomatoes Fast Food Nation Galactic Upcoming Shows: July 4 – Milwaukee Summerfest – Milwaukee, WI July 5 – High Sierra Music Festival – Quincy, CA July 6 – High Sierra Music Festival – Quincy, CA July 7 – Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival – Portland, OR July 9 – Quebec City International Summer Festival – Quebec City, PQ July 14 – Forecastle Festival – Louisville, KY July 20 – All Good Music Festival – Thornville, OH July 26 – Floyd Fest – Floyd, VA July 29 – Fuji Rock Festival – Niigata, Japan Tom Waits Upcoming Shows: There are no upcoming shows scheduled at this time. Blitzen Trapper Upcoming Shows: June 25 – Red Butte Garden – Salt Lake City, UT June 26 – Idaho Botanical Gardens – Boise, ID June 27 – Whiskey Jacques – Ketchum, ID The Tough Alliance Upcoming Shows: There are no upcoming shows scheduled at this time. Surf City Upcoming Shows: There are no upcoming shows scheduled at this time.
BTR Sports with Sam and Kory is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and Brett Favre. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week we discuss the role of kickers and kicking in football, the ethical conundrum faced by the Indianapolis Colts and take a nutrition quiz.
Matthew Zingg's work has appeared in the Cider Press Review, the Madison Review, Low Log, and Opium Magazine among others. He is a co-founder of the writers collective, 1441, and lives in Brooklyn.