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Tim Arnold - Super Connected Album
On this episode of Big Blend Radio, UK solo artist Tim Arnold talks about his new concept album SUPER CONNECTED that lifts a magnifying glass up to the technology vs. humanity debate! Conceived with guidance from Arnold’s mentors Kevin Godley and the late Lindsay Kemp, the album fuses tech addiction, consumerism, family trauma, and compassion for those affected by screen dependency into 12 new songs. Produced by Arnold with additional production from Jethro Tull bassist Jonathan Noyce, the album spans an elective mix of genres, and includes a vocal cameo from actor Stephen Fry on Track 6 “A Commercial Break”.
WATCH THIS INTERVIEW ON YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/PoKziLwEL48
SUPER CONNECTED is also a feature length film drama directed by Arnold in collaboration with the designers of Terry Gilliam’s Brazil and Kate Bush’s "The Line, The Cross and The Curve."
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TrancEnd Band Discuss Their Debut Album Lilac28:59This episode of Big Blend Radio features the eclectic and musically diverse North Carolina based band TrancEnd, who have just released their debut album LILAC! It’s a fantastic and trippy blend of Prog, Trip-hop, Electronica, Groove & Pop. Band members who are all featured on the podcast include: Brittany LeAnn – Vocals (song lyrics and melodies); Evan Maurus – Guitar (song writer, arranger, co-producer); Ian Maurus – Drums; Zachary Maurus – Guitar (audio engineer, co-producer, mixing and mastering, live show automation). Keep up with TrancEnd at https://trancend.band Special thanks to The Lion & The Rose Bed & Breakfast located in the Montford Historic District in Asheville, North Carolina: https://www.lion-rose.com/
Guinness World Records on the Jefferson Highway58:36From Beards to Stickers it's all about Guinness World Records on this episode of Big Blend Radio's "Jefferson Highway" Show! FEATURED GUESTS:- ROGER BELL - President of the Jefferson Highway Association was originally founded the Jefferson Highway in 1915. This international highway is also known as "The Pines to the Palms Highway," that runs from Winnipeg, Canada to New Orleans, Louisiana. https://jeffersonhighway.org/ - BETH HILBURN - Owner of the Hi-Way Cafe near Vinita, Oklahoma, which is on the turning point of the Jefferson Highway and Route 66. The restaurant is home to their 1963 AMC American Rambler that's covered with 60,066 unique 1/2″ stickers and is the current Guinness World Record holder for “Most Stickers on a Car.” More: https://hi-waycafe.com/ - DAN BACKER - Great-great-grandson of Hans Langseth, aka the "King of Whiskers," who held the record for the world's longest beard. When he died, his beard measured 17.6 ft. It was donated to the Department of Anthropology at the Smithsonian Institution in 1967. Watch this historic video showcasing Hans Langseth with his beard: https://youtu.be/4dVuK76dEkE SPECIAL THANK YOU to the Natchitoches Convention & Visitors Bureau! Natchitoches is the oldest city in the state of Louisiana and a popular destination on the Jefferson Highway. Play your visit: https://natchitoches.com/ The Big Blend Radio "Jefferson Highway" Podcast airs every 4th Thursday at 6pm CT. Follow the show here: https://tinyurl.com/yc2ur6mr
Experience the Great North American Solar Eclipse in 202435:29This episode of Big Blend Radio focuses on the Great North American Solar Eclipse that will occur on April 8, 2024.FEATURED GUESTS:- Steven Freysz, who along with his wife Lisa, owns and runs historic Spencer House Bed & Breakfast in Erie, Pennsylvania, which will be in the path of totality. More: spencerhousebandb.com/- Tiffany Bertram who along with her husband Bob, owns and runs Tiffany’s B&B near Hot Springs, Arkansas, which is also in the path of totality. More: www.tiffanysbedandbreakfast.com/- Writer & editor Eva Eldridge who took an epic solar eclipse road trip the last time the solar eclipse occurred in August 2017. More about Eva: evaeldridge.com/- Travel writer & author Elaine Masters who is going to Mazatlan, Mexico for the Solar Eclipse in 2024. More about Elaine: www.tripwellgal.com/ Plus, see Elaine's video from her 2017 eclipse experience in Woodburn, Oregon. youtu.be/meGKLAOZJ5k?si=DLUdPARJKVKcj9GM SPECIAL THANK YOU to San Diego employment attorney Ward Heinrichs who works with employers and employees in the tourism, hospitality, and restaurant industries. More: bestemploymentattorneysandiego.com/
Discover the Wonders of Greenland with Albatros Expeditions40:27On this episode of Big Blend Radio's Vacation Station Travel Show, travel writer Debbie Stone talks about her 8-day Disko Bay voyage in West Greenland with Albatros Expeditions.With almost 80% of Greenland covered in ice, taking a cruise is the easiest and most convenient way to explore parts of the country in a relatively short time. Albatros Expeditions is a pioneering polar expedition cruise operator with a stellar reputation for sustainable travel in the industry. Its ships are modern, state-of-the-art vessels that are designed to reduce their carbon footprint and minimize their environmental impact. Read Debbie's story about her experiences in Greenland: https://tinyurl.com/yx8phthxTravel writer Debbie Stone appears on Big Blend Radio every 4th Tuesday. Follow the podcast here: https://tinyurl.com/m6z7v6ms
Park Road Trip - North Carolina, West Virginia, and Virginia51:30This episode of Big Blend Radio's ROAD TRIP RADIO Podcast features Steve & Karen Wilson, aka "Mr & Mrs Wild" who discuss their recent park road trip. The adventure started from their inn, The Lion & The Rose Bed & Breakfast, in Asheville North Carolina and then led to hiking and scenic views in New River Gorge National Park and New River Gorge Bridge Walk, Hawks Nest State Park, Babcock State Park, plus food/drink stops at Cathedral Cafe & Free Folk Brewery in West Virginia. Then they explored Grayson Highlands State Park and visited 7 Dogs Brewpub & The Damascus Brewery in Virgina. On the home stretch the made a stop at Michael Waltrip’s Brewing Co. in Bristol which sits on the VA/TN state line. Read their story here: https://tinyurl.com/3t6tcaz6Sarah Edwards, who owns and operates Free Folk Brewery in Fayetteville, Virginia, also joined in on the podcast discussion. More: https://freefolkbrew.com/ Learn more about The Lion & The Rose B&B at https://www.lion-rose.com/ Follow our Big Blend Radio "Adventures in Asheville" podcast with Steve & Karen here: https://tinyurl.com/3ewrb9b4
Big Weekly Blend - Celebrate the End of September 202301:39:37It's all about Ghosts, Rivers & Seafarers, Breakfast & One Hit Wonders! Celebrate the end of September on this episode of the Big Weekly Blend podcast that covers some of the national and international holidays, pop culture, and historic happenings between Sept. 24-30, 2023.Featured guests is ho joins us every 4th Sunday. Joey is an award-winning blind guitarist, songwriter, singer, composer, producer, radio and television personality, music columnist, educator, and sound engineer. He’s also the official music ambassador for Macon, Georgia, the “Southern Rock Capital of the World.” More: https://www.joeystuckey.com/ Listen to the podcast and enjoy the music playlist plus the book/author reading list, and links to articles, podcasts, puzzles, and recipes that connect with this week here: https://tinyurl.com/h34ezuuar
Artist Ted DeGrazia's Cultural Ties with the People of Mexico and the Southwest33:16From Diego Rivera and Jose Orozco to Padre Kino, Cabeza de Vaca, and the Yaqui and Tohono 'O’odham, this episode of Big Blend Radio, Lance Laber, Executive Director of DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun, talks about the cultural connections artist Ted DeGrazia had with the people of Mexico and the Desert Southwest USA.DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun is a 10-acre historic landmark nestled in the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains in Tucson, Arizona. Opened in 1965, it is home to over 15,000 originals of Ted DeGrazia art pieces including oil paintings, watercolors, ceramics and sculptures. There are six permanent collections on display and several rotating exhibitions each year. More: http://www.degrazia.org/ This Big Blend Radio "Tales of Ted DeGrazia" podcast airs every 4th Sunday. Follow the show here: https://shows.acast.com/artist-ted-degrazia
Glynn Burrows - Living History Museums in Ironbridge Gorge UK52:43This episode of Big Blend Radio features Glynn Burrows, owner of Norfolk Tours UK who shares his experiences at the various living history museums in Ironbridge Gorge, near Birmingham, England. WATCH ON YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/mIyAynMcowM The Gorge was originally part of several villages, including those of Madeley and Broseley, but, after the bridge was built, in 1779, the settlement around the new river crossing became known as Ironbridge and it is now a distinct Parish called The Gorge. Read his article here: https://tinyurl.com/3fjczb78 Glynn Burrows appears on Big Blend Radio every fourth Saturday covering England as a destination as well as family history research. Follow his podcasts here: https://tinyurl.com/4bjzn3um Learn more about Norfolk Tours at https://norfolk-tours.co.uk/
Jennifer Jewell - What We Sow41:53This episode of Big Blend Radio's NATURE CONNECTION Show features Jennifer Jewell who is a gardener, garden writer, and gardening educator and advocate. Hear about her new book “WHAT WE SOW: On the Personal, Ecological, and Cultural Significance of Seeds."WATCH THIS PODCAST ON YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/-uxFLZe3Fv8 In WHAT WE SOW, Jewell shares personal observations over the course of a year that begins at the autumn equinox, interviews prominent scientists and seed-savers, and proves how we must work hard to preserve our future by protecting the great natural diversity of seeds. Since 2016, she has written and hosted the national award-winning, weekly public radio program and podcast, Cultivating Place. https://www.cultivatingplace.com/ This episode is part of Big Blend Radio's "Nature Connection" Series that airs every 4th Friday in collaboration with Margot Carrera, a fine art nature photographer who is passionate about the environment. More: https://www.carrerafineartgallery.com/ Follow the Nature Connection Podcast: https://shows.acast.com/bigblendradio-nature