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Martin Bandyke Under Covers: Martin interviews Peter Guralnick, author of Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock ‘n’ Roll

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December 10, 2015

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Peter Guralnick, author of the critically acclaimed Elvis Presley biography Last Train to Memphis, brings us the life of Sam Phillips, the visionary genius who singlehandedly steered the revolutionary path of Sun Records.

The music that Sam Phillips shaped in his tiny Memphis studio with artists as diverse as Elvis Presley, Ike Turner, Howlin' Wolf, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Johnny Cash, introduced a sound that had never been heard before. He brought forth a singular mix of black and white voices passionately proclaiming the vitality of the American vernacular tradition while at the same time declaring, once and for all, a new, integrated musical day. With extensive interviews and firsthand personal observations extending over a 25-year period with Phillips, along with wide-ranging interviews with nearly all the legendary Sun Records artists, Guralnick gives us an ardent, unrestrained portrait of an American original as compelling in his own right as Mark Twain, Walt Whitman, or Thomas Edison.

The interview with Peter Guralnick was originally recorded on December 10, 2015.

 

Super Skull Podcast - Issue #73

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January 7, 2015 at Downtown Library Netcasting Studio

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This week on Super Skull, it's a special SWAMP SIZED episode! Also some pretty cool comics came out.  Our Big Picks this week were:

  • A-Froce #1
  • Four Eyes: Hearts of Fire #1
  • The Vision #1

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Super Skull Podcast - Issue #72

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December 31, 2015 at Downtown Library Netcasting Studio

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This week's episode of Super Skull is dedicated to the "Task Master". Other than that, Happy New Year. We didn't miss a single week! And a correction: we did 62 episodes during 2015. 

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Super Skull Podcast - Issue #71

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December 24, 2015 at Downtown Library Netcasting Studio

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This week on Super Skull it's a mini-pisode! Totally brought to you by Moon Pies, King Conan, and Kate Leth. (Maybe)

Our big picks were:

  • Wild's End #4
  • King Conan #1
  • Patsy Walker AKA Hellcat #1
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Super Skull Podcast - Issue #70

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December 17, 2015 at Downtown Library Netcasting Studio

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This week on Super Skull we're practically Canadian! Also we take an in depth look at the career of Jeff Lemire, the man of many wonders. 

Our Big Picks this week were:

  • Batman:  The Doom that Came to Gotham #1
  • Superman: American Alien #2
  • Starbrand and Nightmask #1
  • Judge Dredd #1

Link Dump!

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Super Skull Podcast - Issue #68

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December 3, 2015 at Downtown Library Netcasting Studio

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Martin Bandyke Under Covers: Martin interviews Chris Morris, author of Los Lobos: Dream in Blue.

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November 18, 2015

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Los Lobos leaped into the national spotlight in 1987, when their cover of “La Bamba” became a No. 1 hit. But what looked like an overnight sensation to the band’s new fans was actually a way station in a long musical journey that began in East Los Angeles in 1973 and is still going strong. Across four decades, Los Lobos (Cesar Rosas, Conrad Lozano, David Hidalgo, Louie Pérez, and Steve Berlin) has explored virtually the entire breadth of American vernacular music, from rockabilly to primal punk rock, R&B to country and folk, Mexican son jarocho to Tex-Mex conjunto and Latin American cumbia. Their sui generis sound has sold millions of albums and won acclaim from fans and critics alike, including three Grammy Awards.

Los Lobos, the first book on this unique band, traces the entire arc of the band’s career. Music journalist Chris Morris draws on new interviews with Los Lobos members and their principal collaborators, as well as his own reporting since the early 1980s, to recount the evolution of Los Lobos’s music.

The interview with Chris Morris was originally recorded on November 18, 2015.

 

AADL Talks to Keith Alexander

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April 1, 2015

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Keith Alexander was raised by a petty thief who didn't believe in working a day job. In Forgery of the Month Club, his memoir, he talks about this experience and how it made him is who he is today.

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AADL Talks To Cindy Williams

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August 9, 2015 at Downtown Library

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Actress, writer, and producer Cindy Williams is one of the most recognizable names and faces of 1970s & 1980s television.

Best known for her starring role in the hit TV show "Laverne and Shirley," she also had lead roles in such iconic films such as "American Graffiti" and Francis Ford Coppola's "The Conversation."

While millions have been entertained by her good-natured personality and comedy antics, she has rarely spoken about her life in entertainment, and how she came to star in one of the most popular shows of all time.

Cindy took a few minutes to speak with librarian Erin Helmrich before her presentation here at the Ann Arbor District Library. To view her presentation in its entirety view the video.

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Martin Bandyke Under Covers: Martin interviews Stephanie Steinberg, editor of In the Name of Editorial Freedom: 125 Years at The Michigan Daily.

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November 3, 2015

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At a time when daily print newspapers across the country are failing, The Michigan Daily continues to thrive. Completely operated by students of the University of Michigan, the paper was founded in 1890 and covers national and international news topics ranging from politics to sports to entertainment. The Daily has been a vital part of the college experience for countless UM students, none more so than those who staffed the paper as editors, writers, and photographers over the years. Many of these Daily alumni are now award-winning journalists who work for the premier news outlets in the world, including Sara Krulwich, Michael Rosenberg, Laura Berman, and Rebecca “Becky” Blumenstein.

In the Name of Editorial Freedom, edited by Stephanie Steinberg, compiles original essays by some of the best-known Daily alumni about their time on staff. Stephanie Steinberg was a Michigan Daily reporter and news editor from 2008 to 2010 and editor-in-chief in 2011. She is currently an editor at U.S. News & World Report.

The interview with Stephanie Steinberg was originally recorded on November 3, 2015.