ARE WE HAVING FUN YET?
In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge we consider
the good stuff. Love. Poetry. Pleasure. Chocolate. Art. Beauty. New York
Times Art Critic Michael Kimmelman says the beauty of beauty is that it's
unfixed. Join us for beauty, the back country, sex, jazz and more on
To the Best of Our Knowledge.
was 67 when she placed a personal ad in the NY Review of Books looking
for good sex with a man she liked. She tells Anne Strainchamps what
happened and why she has no regrets. Her book is "A Round-Heeled
Woman." Also, Jim Fleming and his wife spent a day in Paris being
guided around the most fabulous chocolate shops by former Chez Panisse
pastry chef, David Lebovitz, author of "The Great Book of
Chocolate." We get to tag along and hear all the street sounds
of Paris and comments from some of the extraordinary chocolate vendors.
TTBOOK intern John Pederson
hit the streets to ask people what they think the best thing in life
is, and prepared this collage of their answers. Also, NPR's Robert
Rand tells Anne Strainchamps how he used learning to dance to zydeco
music to master his panic disorder. Rand's book is "Dancing Away
an Anxious Mind," and we hear lots of music. And, Warren MacDonald
lost both of his legs in a climbing accident. But the lure of the back
country was so strong that he learned to climb again using prosthetics.
He tells Jim Fleming his amazing story. His book is "A Test of
Will: One Man's Extraordinary Story of Survival."
David Lee Rothenberg is a
philosopher and a jazz musician. He tells Steve Paulson why he likes
to play his clarinet with birds. Rothenberg's written a book with a
companion CD about his unusual collaborations. Both are called "Why
Birds Sing" and we hear several examples. And, former Poet Laureate
Billy Collins reads a poem called "Roadside Flowers."
Also, Michael Kimmelman is the chief art critic for the New York
Times and the author of "The Accidental Masterpiece: On the Art
of Life and Vice Versa." He talks with Steve Paulson about making
your life a work of art.
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- Jane Juska, A Round-Heeled
Woman: My Late-Life Adventures in Sex and Romance (Villard)
- David Lebovitz, The Great
Book of Chocolate (Ten Speed Press)
- Robert Rand, Dancing
Away an Anxious Mind (Terrace Books) (http://www.wisc.edu/wisconsinpress/books/3572.htm)
- Warren MacDonald, a Test
of Will: One Mans Extraordinary Story of Survival (Greystone
- David Rothenberg, Why
Birds Sing: a journey into the mystery of bird song (Basic Books)
- Billy Collins, Nine Horses:
poems (Random House)
- Michael Kimmelman, The
Accidental Masterpiece: On the Art of Life and Vice Versa (The
- Button after Juska: Bonnie Rideout
Tr. 5 Macdonald, Lord of the Isles from Celtic Circles Maggies
Music MMCD 209
- Music Before Chocolate: Fibre de
Verre by Paris Combo from Putumayo Presents French Café PUT 219-2
- Option after Chocolate: En Douce
by Baguette Quartette from Putumayo Presents French Café PUT
- Music During Vox Pop: Hanapepe
Blues, Taj Mahal, Hanapepe Blues
- Music used in piece on zydeco dancing:
Beau Jacque and the Zydeco Hi_Rollers, "Gardez Donc'; "Comin'
In"; "Don't Tell Your Mama, Don't Tell Your Papa." All
on his CD "Pick Up On This". (Rounder)
Boozoo Chavis, "Do It All Night" on CD "Live! At the
Habibi Temple, Lake Charles, Louisisana". (Rounder)
Zydeco Force, "Everyday Talk," on "The Zydeco Push."
(Maison de Soul)
Beausoleil, "Two Step a Will Balfa", and "La Valse du
Vacher" on the CD, "Allons a Lafayette." (Arhoolie)
- Button/Option after MacDonald:
Joseph Curiale Gates of Gold, first Movement, Arrival: A View from the
Sea Royal Philharmonic Orch./Curiale Orchard Road Music 7155-2
- Music during Rothenberg: Why Birds
Sing David Rothenberg Terra Nova TN 0501 www.whybirdssing.com
Button after Collins: Dan Lambert Twin forks
from The Blue Hand Coordinate Records HT 920 contact: Johanna Cowart 915-833-2421
- Button after Kemmelman/Alternate
Close: The Old Country Happy Hour by Dan Lambert (see listing
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