A journey through badass poetry and music that speaks to my soul. Great listening for a happy hour at home, background chatter while you cook, or really anytime you want to let your brain kick back, learn something, and toast to the ephemeral ineffable ether we all share.
Between 1997-99, I hosted a “radio hour” most Tuesday nights on the TEP front porch at Bradley University. Essentially I commandeered the huge speakers and read poetry, played music, and drank a little Milwaukee’s Best Light with my friends. A few days ago my good friend Steve Amodio sent me a message saying: “‘We’would like to request that you do a scott james radio hour podcast.” With a bottle tilted to good friends, I’m bringing it back these 15 years later. I forgot how much fun it was and how good it feels.
The beer is better now, but the spirit of the show is the same. Do what makes your soul smile, folks.
“Scott was always able to think outside the box and make people think about the world around them… he always got people to think about their purpose. Every Tuesday night he used to put on what was called the “Scott James Radio Hour.” It was nothing more than Scott playing music and reciting poetry for his friends. There was no broadcast but Scott was getting his message to the people. A message that united people and formed great friendships. In this project he is still bringing people together and spreading his message…” – Josh Dritz, Friend of mine, proud father to his son, and general badass
Today’s Broadcast includes:
If It Wasn’t For You, by Handsome Boy Modeling School
In Watermelon Sugar, by Richard Brautigan
None Shall Pass, by Aesop Rock
White Noise, by Don DeLillo
It’s Not Out There, by Eric Ian Farmer
“Apple Blossoms at Petal-Fall with Li Po,” from Wrestling Li Po For The Remote, by Kevin Stein
Tones of Home, by Blind Melon
YOU’VE GOT MAIL!, by Scott Andrew James