Kayla & Robert: Back Porch Ballads
A program devoted to the artistic experience in the realms of music, literature, and other topics; with a focus on poetics. A cosmic explosion of sound and energy revealing the nature of being. A duality that entices the muse in us all.
4/17/13 Bourbon Baby Don't Leave Me...
K & Bobby & Earth scriptures & Flaming Telescopes & War blues & self/poetry & surviving Bridges & telling Words instead of speaking them & reviving Extinction & Ending war & living The dream.
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3/6/13 A Farewell to Earth
Back to Buffalo, K & Doctor Robert are here to give you some more slammin' tunes! We got those Adirondack Lake Blues again, speaking of mountains, the land, and Adirondack artists. Doc sheds some light on Hemingway's 'A Farewell to Arms' and K reads from the 'Anthology for the Earth' & informs ya'll about easy recipes for detoxing. Young, Old Crow, & the Beatles pop in to say hello.
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11/1/12 Esther Mountain
Join us for our latest episode with more poetry and Adirondack Loj history from the top of Esther Mountain. K provides an in depth look into the spiritual realm of Hermann Hesse's Siddhartha. Loaded with jumpin bluegrass from Old Crow Medicine Show and live in the staff cabin with Elisa McIntosh on ukelele.
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5/11/12 May Day! May Day! Megaphoned Instructions From Studio B
On this episode of Backporch Ballads, the good 'ol Doctor reads scripts from The Adirondack magazine for a dose of Mountain spirits. K is Waiting for Godot, will he ever arrive?! Spouting some e.e. cumings and Elvis Perkins. And the question remains, who killed Davey Moore, why and what's the reason for?
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4/13/12 Poetry is still the Underwear of the Soul
Rocking it out with The Boss, arriving tonight in Buffalo for a show. Poetry by Doctor Robert, William Blake, and Lawrence Ferlinghetti. Kay speaks on using herbs for making you pretty and healthy & meditation for making your soul healthy too. Now I ask you: will you go naked into that good night??
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3/16/12 Bi-diddle-i-diddle-i-bi-diddle-i-diddle-i-day
A very Happy Birthday to Jack Kerouac accompanied by blues sax interjects himself throughout our show tonight. We get really folky and bring it back to the American homestead. K reading 'Letters from a Birmingham Jail' and the good Doctor reading some poetics by Lawrence Ferlinghetti. Pegging shoes, talkin' blues, and much much more!
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2/17/12 Poetry Pounding Black Tar Harlem Spirituals
K and Doctor Robert read some of their original poetry as well as poetry by Buffalo poets who are featured in a new printed compilation produced by We The Notorious Pronouns, "Achoo." K provides an in depth look into Coleridge's "Kubla Khan" while the Doctor discusses Lorca's book "Poet in New York." Featuring more enticing music by Ramblin' Jack Elliot, The Eagles, and we even bring the Led out.
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1/20/12 Kim Wins on Penguin Awareness Day
An American Night filled with musical delight. Morrison, Stones, Dylan... White, Clark, Strock... Bobby finishes up eco-poetics, and Kim inquires on the mundane and how and why we allow it to fill our lives. "Kay acts adorable. Big surprise." - KJ Strock (circa 2012) Local Weather is cold with a 30% chance of precipitation.
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12/10/11 Occupy Yourself
In this episode of Back Porch Ballads, K and Doctor Robert pay tribute to the memory of John Lennon and feature some Simon and Garfunkel music. With very special guest Joey Ray reading some extraordinary poetry. A continuation on Gary Snyder's essay on Eco-poetics and also poetry by Rumi.
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9/29/11 On Top Of The Mountain
K and Doctor Robert read some of their own poems and discuss what has been going on in Buffalo poetry. With excerpts from Bob Dylan's Chronicles Volume 1 and Gary Snyder's Earth House Hold. We also keep it rockin with some more great tunes by the likes of Dylan and the Grateful Dead.
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7/6/11 Casey Jones you better watch your [music] scene
In this episode of Back Porch Ballads, Doctor Robert and K read some delicious poetry and short stories by Ernest Hemingway. With very special guest Casey playing songs from his band Harold Black and the Entire Planet. Is everybody in?
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6/2/11 Poetry Peeking Out From PBR Row
Bob's Blues Dream/ On the gates of Hell but I'm rambling, gambling/ Mama tried but I'm a Bad fish too/ whores pimps gamblers & sons of bitches as saints & angels & martyrs & holy men/ radio cut up calls djs'/ poetry infested with typewriter bums
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5/17/11 Acoustic Divine Blues
Dr. Robert & K read a few poems, an essay on Nietzsche's The Birth of Tragedy, and excerpts from Gertrude Stein's Tender Buttons. With special guest Jason Mazurowski playing his lively guitar & jumping harmonica. Sprinkled with Beatles music and song explanations provided by Rolling Stone Magazine.
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4/12/11 Frack Off
In this episode K and Doctor Robert read more of their poetry and discuss the poetry of Hafiz and Arthur Rimbaud. We play more excellent music by local artists Kevin Christopher and Harold Black and The Entire Planet as well as Bob Dylan and the Band. With special guests Matt and Kristina discussing pressing environmental issues and upcoming events.
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3/8/11 A Dear John Letter, From John
In this episode, Doctor Robert and Kay read more poetry and deliver some more excellent tunes. With special guest John Cuttito, best friend of Jack Daniels, reading very meaty poetry and discussing his work. Phone guest Dar from Texas with news of the 2011 Bonnaroo lineup and festival life. Visit John Cuttito's facebook page.
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2/1/11 With Bluegrass Gone, Will There Be Hope For Gorilla?
K & Doctor Robert on their debut episode play some 60's music and poetry from both famous and local poets. With Special guest Tyler Manley twanging a sweet Mandolin and helps K review the book Ishmael by Daniel Quinn.
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