This week features a track fresh from Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats’ latest album, Tearing Apart at the Seams, plus our first Phil Spector Christmas song of the season, a track from The Budos Band, and more.
This week, I had some fun putting together a song list that connects many of the songs or artists. I hope you like the results!Before you listen, can you guess how to connect Gordon Lightfoot and Elvis Presley?
This week’s episode features a wide variety of music plus an interview with Cole Bales, and new releases from his band Instant Karma!
Radio Free New England returns with a music radio feel. We’ll feature an eclectic mix of rock, soul, indie, alternative, and jazz to help you discover the best music from New England and around the world.
We’ll also have artist and musician interviews and conversations with New Englanders. All this, plus info on upcoming music festivals and New England events.
Explore New England with me on mixcloud.
As many of you know, I’d abandoned the Radio Free New England project at the end of 2012 when I moved to Maine, in order to focus on a more purely local podcast and site, cascobayradio. Frankly, the endeavor hasn’t been nearly as fun or inspiring to me and I am considering resurrecting Radio Free New England, with it’s companion site and show Mondays with Marot. This post is an experiment in how that reboot would work – please leave a comment or “like” this post if you’d like to see the return of RFNE.
Also, as the title suggests, this post is not simply about the return of RFNE. It’s also about a craze that started in Quebec, but is certainly a part of New England culture – specifically Franco-American New England – too. It’s called Poutine. If you’ve never had it, you don’t have Franco-American or French Canadian relatives and you’ve likely never very far north. It’s a great dish, and the Guardian is even heralding it as a hangover cure for their British readers. Check out their post here. It just goes to show that the combination of fries, gravy and cheese is a beautiful thing.
Again, please drop me a comment or “like” this post if you’d like to see RFNE return with its broader approach and outlook on New England culture. I look forward to hearing from you!
An interview with Nancy Hoffman, founder and curator of the world’s only Umbrella Cover Museum on Peaks Island, Maine. You can listen to the complete interview here.
Maine Gov. LePage blasts national healthcare and Barney Frank gets married.
Eric Messick discusses local seafood in The Snail’s Path.
I discuss “polite conversation” in this week’s commentary.