Megan Sukys/Dave Beck
Today's Featured Music Selection: Bruce Cockburn
Immensely popular in his native Canada, singer/songwriter Bruce Cockburn has found only cult success south of the border, in spite of a rich, varied body of work and considerable critical nods. He performs tonight at the Moore Theatre. Throughout the hour, we'll take a listen to his latest album, the 29th of his career, Life Short Call Now.
Selected Tracks on The Beat:
1. Peace March
3. Life Short Call Now
4. See You Tomorrow
05:00 - 'Heat'
Bill Bufordóauthor of the highly acclaimed best-selling Among the Thugsóhad long thought of himself as a reasonably comfortable cook when in 2002 he finally decided to answer a question that had nagged him every time he prepared a meal: What kind of cook could he be if he worked in a professional kitchen? When the opportunity arose to train in the kitchen of Mario Bataliís three-star New York restaurant, Babbo, Buford grabbed it. Heat is the chronicle of his time spent as Bataliís "slave" and of his far-flung apprenticeships with culinary masters in Italy. Bill Buford speaks today with Megan Sukys.
30:00 - Ellen Forney
Seattle artist Ellen Forney's cartoons have been a familiar sight in the northwest for many years, thanks to her frequent appearances in The Stranger where has drawn the regular features I Was Seven in '75; How D'ya Do That?, and the current Lustlab Ad of the Week. Unlike many comic artists whose work is mostly known to other comic fans, Forney branches out to several news weeklies here and around the country. We speak with Forney about the stories that are told best in comic form and about her new compilation of comics, I Love Led Zeppelin.
36:00 - Sounds Familiar: 'Hello Ma Baby'
Amanda Wilde, host of The Swing Years and Beyond, joins us with the little-known history of songs we didn't know we knew so well.