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22.10.22 15:27 
We're in Day 5 of 14 and doin' fine! Today it'll be my turn to come on air and show you what you're contributing to and I've lined up our usual array of REAL HUMAN LISTENERS to tell you why they support Fresh Air. For now, I'm manning the pledge phones in Studio 5 during Caribbean Jam and will be back afterwards for Temposphere - even if you aren't able to contribute, you can still join our party at 90.3 locally and KFAI dot org EVERYWHERE on the Internet!
19.10.22 18:49 I think I just received a Senior discount. (I ain't complainin'!) (Goodwill)
18.10.22 21:53 It's not on Letterboxd, and technically it's not a movie, but:

HEY WHAT (2021) ★★★½ Shane Donahue's visualisation of Low's album lands squarely between _Koyaanisqatsi_ and _The Orb's Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld: Patterns and Textures_. It made me want to listen to the album again.

(Tagging the three people I follow on Letterboxed: Kelly, Scott and Mark, none of whom NEED to read this but let's be completists)
18.10.22 11:57 
As many of you may be aware, I volunteer, host AND serve on the Board of Directors of the best radio station in the Twin Cities and one of the best in the world. Fresh Air Radio is a nonprofit, non-commercial station, beholden to no corporate interests, providing voices to communities whose voices aren't always amplified elsewhere, serving the community in a dozen languages and even playing your requests when you ask us. In return, two or three times a year we remind the community that their support is an important part of what sustains us, keeping the lights on and the waves airing for 44 years and counting. If you are able, won't you please make a financial contribution and become a member - or continue your membership? I'm not a big fan of giving Facebook any financial details - if you Feel Like I Do*, you might want to head over to to make a secure donation. But if you're more into expediency and HAVE given to a cause before here on the 'book, I wil!
l certainly not complain if you do so again. Let me know if you would like this season's wacky photo of me (not posted online!) as a personal thank you.
18.10.22 08:26 Happy Birthday to my brothers in radio and in life, DJ SLT, Tom Wollenberg and Thomas Wollenberg, all of whom have inexplicably locked down their pages despite the teeming masses greatly desiring a chance to pollute their Facebook walls with well wishes. Here's a member drive memory from back when we could sit in the same studio. Aw shit, gotta start another member drive campaign. Later.
18.10.22 08:13 Ah, ol' blue eyes and his Schlitz neck label. I love that kid. Where is that kid.
17.10.22 15:50 
New look fingerless gloves are here
15.10.22 22:09 
Millions served
15.10.22 17:12 
I'm playing requested RUSH right now! But don't worry - there'll be other requests after that. 90.3 / kfai dot org / KFAI/live
14.10.22 21:37 No, YOU'RE not wearing pants (Fine Line)
13.10.22 21:48 
Hey look a new (to me) Pepsi Zero Sugar! This one is their "Pepsi-Cola Soda Shop Cream Soda Cola" which, that's a lotta words, whew. I HAVE seen this before as a full sugar version but never tried it. This one is TASTY - like a fancier Vanilla Pepsi Zero but with half the caffeine (38mg in a can) of the usual ol' Pepsi Max (around 68-69mg) putting it closer to ol' standby regular Pepsi and a smooth cream soda finish. Probably better than the Dr Pepper version.
12.10.22 19:23 Don't stop the noise (The Parkway Theater)
12.10.22 16:21 
Take that, flu!
(Centennial Ramp)
12.10.22 12:05 
Struck by this "retro" Battleship box at Le Tarzhay last night.....something's missing, but I can't quite put my finger on it.... hmmmmmm.....oh right, they've walled off the kitchen where the women are
12.10.22 09:32 RIP Angela Lansbury - only a year ago I noted you were still alive
12.10.22 00:27 
Okay THESE are both delicious AND adorable
11.10.22 19:38 
Warmer than I thought for Acid Dad and Psychedelic Porn Crumpets in the Entry (it will surely be raining when I walk back to ze car)
(First Avenue & 7th St Entry)
11.10.22 17:21 
Sorry, I did not buy these
11.10.22 16:26 Happy National Coming Out Day! While I remain cishet, I do try every day to be the best ally I can, love everyone, flirt with ALMOST everyone, respect pronouns (mine are he/him but I'll respond to others, too), fight heteronormativity and work to eliminate my own biases while also growing out my pretty pretty hair and occasionally trying out weird colours of nail polish. I may have more enby friends than binary friends at this point but it ain't usually my business and they certainly don't need to tell me if they don't wanna, but I'm happy to learn when they do and love folks no matter what! I hope you continue to feel safe with me and please, always call me out when I can do better. 🧷
10.10.22 15:00 I have +1s this week!

Tomorrow: Acid Dad, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets at 7th St Entry (doors at 7, music at 8​) THIS SHOW IS SOLD OUT

Wednesday: American Cream Band, IE, Bitchin' Bajas at Parkway (doors at 6.30, music at 7) YOU WILL BE LATE TO TRANSMISSION

Friday: Lumari, MzNeon, Blood Red Shoes at Fine Line (doors at 8, music at 9) I DON'T HAVE ANYTHING WITTY TO ADD HERE

Keep in mind I don't want to actually spend time with you or talk to you or even make eye contact really... but I CAN get you in. Lemme know if you have any interest in free concerts
9.10.22 22:00 Hey DJ (Dusty's Bar - NE MPLS)
9.10.22 02:22 
Ya know I don't think I pointed out my Magikarp socks to ANYBODY tonight (until now)
8.10.22 21:03 Hey DJ (Protagonist Kitchen & Bar)
8.10.22 20:27 
What Why Who How
8.10.22 17:18 
Hey hey we got us a show
Up to 7PM (CDT)

(Shared from KFAI - Fresh Air Radio on Mixcloud Live)
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8.10.22 02:08 
Thus far the Venture Bros. have not returned. :'(
4.10.22 16:38 
In weak moments, I still buy the occasional import CD collection - or three - you know, when the dollar is strong
3.10.22 13:37 One day, I wanna see someone steal someone's status vertabim and see if they notice
3.10.22 00:25 
As is now tradition, "Temptation" for Rissy and Ozgur (in that Neworder).
30.9.22 22:07 (At Mortimer's) (Mortimers)
30.9.22 14:07 

(Shared from KFAI Weekend on Demand)
I suspect we'll play it tomorrow even if nobody requests it
27.9.22 16:34 Halloween's come early this year, boys
27.9.22 14:15 Today on this hellscape, an astonishing 10:9 ratio of actual content from Facebook friends to other stuff - I had to scroll through 36 objects just to find 20 pieces of friend content:

*Marina's at the top! Happy Scarf Day
Sponsored content (which is to say an ad)
"Suggested for you"
Invite friends to Dark Energy!
Post from a blog I didn't Like and do not follow (?!)
*Steve again
Friend requests from my many Nigerian admirers
Reels (keeping in mind I have requested to "see this less" every time it's come up since they've been a thing)
*Tom again
Suggested Events
*Steve again again

Only 16 of my over a thousand Facebook friends were represented.

Doin' just fine, Zuck!
25.9.22 17:34 
Despite endless stories of supply chain issues, the Frito-Lay company still manages to deliver brand new exciting ways for a slurry of reconstituted dried potato to be pressed through an expeller and extruded in pasta shape. Here, then, are RUFFLES® RIDGE TWISTS™ potato snacks, available in BBQ and Double Cheddar varietals. Striking while the iron is hot, both bags tout a partnership with the WNBA (final game of the season was back in the middle of August) with the BBQ bag prominently featuring Las Vegas Aces power forward A'ja Wilson, while the cheddar bag features - um - I guess they couldn't afford another player. Having more familiarity with cheddar in the Rufflesverse, I opted to try those first.

Hey, they're pretty good! I was worried they'd just be a new form of thick Pringles but they had a pretty pleasant and hefty crunch along with obviously plenty of surface area for the "cheese" to stick to - much more than ended up stuck to my fingers. I was well into the bag before it occurred to me you might want to see them, so I snapped another photo. I will cynically note the bag contains even less/fewer product than the original ruffled chips (5½ ounces) combined with a suggested retail price at an insane-even-accounting-for-inflation $5.59 - of course I waited until I could get a "sale" price of 2 for $7. I would probably buy them again on sale. We'll see how exciting I find the A'ja Wilson flavour some other day.
24.9.22 21:17 Hey DJ - Congrats on 5 years!!!!! (Protagonist Kitchen & Bar)
24.9.22 13:48 
Fresh off a triumphant appearance at Dusty's last night, I return to KFAI's airwaves Saturday at 5PM CDT with yet another curated playlist of music that came out this week along with your requests from 1948 and later - we also extend my mom's birthday a few days and I'm sure she will make an appearance in the Discord where we'll all continue to marvel at her ability to actually use Discord. ALSO a Chicago artist will be at Caydence in a week and sent me a single that isn't even out yet - who are they?* TUNE IN at 90.3 FM and if you hear static, you may need to stream us from KFAI dot ORG. (📷: Yo Ritchie)

*(They're wht.rbbt.obj tumbles into the Twin Cities with Natalie Fideler & M.A.Y.)
23.9.22 22:29 
Hey DJ (it me)
(Dusty's Bar - NE MPLS)
23.9.22 08:24 Had a fun nightmare last night where I had gone to some enormous local record store and found some really great stuff at outstanding prices but so many hours had gone by in the process that the next time I checked the time it was minutes before my show was supposed to start (why had I gone to a record store on a Saturday? I guess I thought I wouldn't be there that long) so not only did I not collect all my purchases - it seems that staff had been following me moving or refiling everything I was setting aside BUT I also couldn't figure out how to dial the correct digits on my phone to call Lynval and beg him to stay late until I could get in - after a seemingly endless look at the wrong numbers continuously being input into the phone and then deleted, I finally woke up whereupon I thought to myself: "is THIS what constitutes a nightmare for me these days?" So yeah, gonna take a late night DJ shift over at Dusty's tonight with Miguel...I will PROBABLY be early.
22.9.22 17:28 
See you tomorrow!

(Shared from Dusty's Bar - NE MPLS)
This Friday, September 24th in DBGB KFAI Radio presents~Vinyl Voices💥10pm🪩
21.9.22 15:04 
These look weird. I'm intrigued but not enough to spend $5.19 at a Five Below
(Five Below)
21.9.22 14:23 
Super easy to get a sexy new bivalent booster shot at ze Mall! (Pfizer this time)
(Mall of America)
21.9.22 12:49 
Visited the Centennial Office Building for a full morning for the first time in a pandy. Don't you hate pants?
(Saint Paul, Minnesota)
20.9.22 15:05 
BREAKING NEWS: Gonna play some records in the big green booth at Dusty's Bar - NE MPLS Friday night with Miguel Vargas representing KFAI Vinyl Voices! We'll kick it off around 10 and go until close.
17.9.22 21:59 EARLY but also my third night in a row at Mort's - on my honour I DON'T live here (Mortimers)
17.9.22 17:09 
What's funny is sometimes people ask me if I'm still on the radio. HEY! I'm on the radio right now! 90.3 / / wow what a thumbnail

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17.9.22 03:10 
Let me speak on John Henry a bit. In fact, I'm certain I've done this exact same speech before years ago, but it bears repeating. This man was one of the first folks I met in my Minneapolis life as part of a small cadre of Staraoke regulars, and one of the first people who I would leave home to see perform, first as one third to one half of MC/VL, then later as part of Nightosaur, and now with PALS. (There were a few RYKYGNYZYR shows in there, too.) We can go long amounts of time without reconnecting but every time we are in the same room, it's always as if no time at all has passed. One of the greatest nights of my life was going to Hamline University to hear him perform a reading as part of his masters and then hitting up the Clown Lounge and having more shots than I'd ever had in my life. He never fails to have an interesting thing to discuss and encourages debate in a way that keeps my mind going just because I want him to be as surprised by what I say as h!
ow surprised I can be from what he says. I love this man like a brother because he IS my brother, and I know the feeling is mutual because we tell each other every time we meet. (Beer you can see.) And in well over 15 years of knowing him, I can't say I'm sure we'd ever been in a photo together before tonight. Action!

Anyway, if you know him, you already know I'm telling the truth because you probably feel the same way about him. If you DON'T know him, he is super easy to meet if you ever see him. Feel free to drop my name if you think it'd help.
16.9.22 21:14 Here to see some pals - and some PALS (Mortimers)
16.9.22 14:40 
A festive Friday means I finally cracked open one of my two cans of Pepsi Maple Syrup and GUESS WHAT it's EXACTLY how you think it'd taste - it's Pepsi. The "maple" component isn't pronounced as you drink it but lingers heavily as an aftertaste. It's perfectly fine and they do not need to sell this ever. There are way better ways to have full sugar soda than this but it was fun to try and paired well with my really cheap chicken patty/mayo/black pepper/hamburger bun sandwiches. Putting pancakes on the can was dumb!
13.9.22 23:39 
Well it took many months and a few hundos in deck lids, tiny screws and screwplates along with some cartridge moves but I have finally completed my big upgrade of the Dollar Bin Studio by replacing my stalwart Crosleys with even older, much heavier Technics and I'm happy to say everything's working flawlessly. Before and after photos, you say? Of course - here they are!
11.9.22 23:25 Hey DJ (Dusty's Bar - NE MPLS)
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