The Chill Room, 1 April 2011, 11pm PST on killradio.org
128k, 24 minutes, Black Is
The Chill Room is divided into segments, the final segment of which is usually the posted show. The last few months I have been making the early segments into user-friendly Deep Listening times, focusing on favorite artists and music.
For the first time I am now posting one of these earlier Deep Listening segments, this time about the pre-Hip Hop rappers, The Last Poets. While most people may recognize some of this, as it has been sampled forever in modern music, I note that many young people do not know these fascinating pieces of potent, angry, realistic poetry.
So this is an introduction for those who want to know more.
All tracks by The Last Poets: Niggers Are Scared of Revolution / Jones Coming Down / When the Revolution Comes / Black Is / O.D. / Mean Machine
From the albums The Last Poets and This Is Madness.
With thanks to my listeners.
Poetbroker Ed Rosenthal who is a Downtown Los Angeles real estate broker by day and poet by night visits killradios Straight Ahead and talks about being lost in Californias Joshua Tree Desert. He talks about how saying jewish prayes to himself and resiting poetry to himself kept him sane. he talks about how a fly was his friend and kept him company. North African music is played after Poetbroker finnishs his interview.