May Day: Is it still relevant 123 years later?

May 1, 2009 marks the 123rd anniversary of a rally for the eight-hour day in Chicago's Haymarket Square that ended with a police riot that left over a dozen dead. The political trial and hanging of four anarchists that followed sparked protests around the world and the designation by the Second International of May 1 as International Workers' Day, more commonly known as May Day. But does commemoration of a 19th century incident have relevance for people in the 21st century? Does demonstrating on May Day have meaning for you?

Our Lee Stripling Show

 Lee Stripling died earlier in the week. He was 86 years old and an incandescent gentleman. He'd lived in Seattle for many years working his day job, raising his family & after he retired returning to fiddling. Many of us saw him at the American Festival of Fiddle Tunes at Port Townsend, Washington. He's also been a regular at Portland's Old Time Gathering. He's the son of Charlie Stripling one or the most recorded fiddlers in Alabama in the 20's (as the fiddling half of the duo "The Stripling Brothers). Bon Voyage Lee Stripling.

this week on KBOO...

I have a couple of interviews this week on KBOO ....Kim McKenna will be my guest on Art Focus. She has a show called "Modern Problems" at the Beppu Wiarda Gallery.

Then I am also interviewing Kathe Kollwitz, the Guerilla Girl! She'll be on Political perspectives that same day as Kim, the 28th.

April 18 - Playlist Spotlight

His name is David Ornette Cherry and what a joyful kaleidoscope of sound he and his band members, Organic Roots, created at Jimmy Maks on Thursday, April 16.  Not only was David celebrating his birthday, which was on April 13, but he was celebrating the release of his latest CD Organic Journey, making it the fifth and final CD in the "Organic" series.

The blend of music was filled with worldy sounds with one band member playing the accordian while another played the electronic soundscape.  That's actually nothing when you learn about the many instruments David plays: piano, spirit flute, dousn ' gounni, melodica and oh ya, don't forgot the computer, a MAC was sitting on top of the piano.  Yes, if you know how to produce music then you know the right computerized tool to use is a MAC.

Lifeisaparty weekend listings And IllaJ Mixtape Download!!

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Hip Hop Loves Geeks


Zion I newest album "The Takeover", is kicking it live!  If you don't know, now you know:

Ok, ok.  Hold up it's a little more intense then that.  Check out the first video:

Juicy Juice

And Then


So let us know if your feeling the new flows from the Urban Music Dept.





Examining Zionism: The next topic for ONE LAND, MANY VOICES, this Friday at 9:00AM on KBOO!


Join us this Friday at 9:00AM on KBOO Community radio for the next edition of ONE LAND, MANY VOICES.

Davey D Meets up with Mic Crenshaw


Mic Crenshaw is the FUCKING Truth.  And he finally bumped heads with Davey D at SXSW, and spit some truths.  I have support Mic for the last 7 years, as he has supported me.  Boss this around, especially if you think you know- you don't!!!





Check out a MC whose not an activist, but a human being living in this world- Church!!

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