Wednesday MidDay Medley
Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning
Wednesday, August 9, 2023
Danny Alexander & Kick Out The Jams! + Michael B. Tipton + Mark Meisenheimer & “Quindaro Ruins” + New & MidCoastal Releases
Mark spins more New & MidCoastal Releases from: Jass & The Boys, Cuee, Lava Dreams, Jean Claude & The Eclairs, Janelle Monae, Chris Hazelton, Seyko, Michael Tipton, Sara Swenson, Joanna Sternberg, Obongjayar, Big Thief, Youth Lagoon, and Corrine Bailey Rae. We’ll also play MC5, Patty Griffin and Sly & The Family Stone.
At 10:30, we talk with Mark Meisenheimer about his new documentary film “Quindaro Ruins”. Once an Underground Railroad site in Kansas, what’s left of “Old Quindaro” not only fights to be relevant in the narratives of Kansas City 19th Century History, but its residents fight for its neighborhood’s existence. The Quindaro Ruins, once slated to be part of a landfill, is surrounded by a predominantly African-American neighborhood that has been disinvested and disenfranchised. The film showcases the struggle of many community members to keep its history alive. Mark Meisenheimer is a former TV journalist who worked in TV News for 12-years. “Quindaro Ruins” won the Award for Exceptional Excellence at the Docs without Borders International Film Festival-Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. The film has also been shown at Kansas City FilmFest International, the Filmteenth International Film Festival in Bethesda, Maryland, and is scheduled for National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Film Festival in Church Creek, Maryland. More info at: https://youtu.be/ETbrn75Qf7o
At 11:00 Danny Alexander shares details about a new book he co-edited called KICK OUT THE JAMS Jibes, Barbs, Tributes, and Rallying Cries from 35 Years of Music Writing by Dave Marsh. Dave Marsh was among the first editors of Creem magazine and wrote extensively for Rolling Stone and other publications. He has authored twenty-five books. Marsh cofounded the newsletter Rock & Rap Confidential and currently hosts Kick Out the Jams on SiriusXM. For over thirty years, Danny Alexander served as Associate Editor for Rock & Rap Confidential while also writing for, among others, Kansas City’s Pitch and the Kansas City Star. Alexander teaches the Literature of American Popular Music at Johnson County Community College. His book, Real Love, No Drama: The Music of Mary J. Blige was published by University of Texas Press in 2016. He blogs at http://takeemastheycome.blogspot.com/ Danny Alexander hosts a Kick Out the Jams Release Party, Tuesday, August 15, at 7:00 PM at The Warwick Theatre, 3927 Main Street, KCMO.
At 11:30 Michael B. Tipton shares his new single, “Scoundrel” to be released August 18, 2023. “Scoundrel” is from Michael’s new solo album, OUT OF THE WOODS, to be release in October. Michael B Tipton is a seasoned singer-songwriter who has performed for audiences nationwide for over 26 years. With a remarkable versatility across genres like folk, country, electronic, indie rock, and hard rock, his compositions are written to be adapted to various musical styles. Michael made his mark as a member of acclaimed bands: Tabla Rasa (1999-2005), 5 Defy (2006-2008), Molly Picture Club (2009-2013), and Kodascope (2013-2016). He is also the driving force behind Found A Job, a popular 8-piece tribute to Talking Heads since 2012, where he embodies David Byrne’s essence. More info at: @michaelbtiptonmusic