articles tagged "Kim Johnson-Bair"
Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | Radio Lit
Thursday, May 16th, on Radio Literature, host Melvin Hinton spoke with poet and journalist Kim Johnson-Bair, editor of 400 Saturdays: An Anthology of Vinyl Folklore. Featured in the book are many local DJs, artists, and musicians, including “Rockin’ John” McDonald, John Kraniak, and country music artist and historian Bill Malone. more »
Friday, 12 October 2012 | Molly Stentz
400 Saturdays: An Anthology of Vinyl Folklore is the new book by Madison’s own Kim Johnson-Bair. In an age of digital downloads, live streams, and endless satellite channels, it’s a love letter to an art form that has refused to be dislodged from the hearts of many audiophiles. This anthology features anecdotes from local musicians, DJs, and artists including throat singer extraordinaire d.b pedersen, cartoonist P.S. Mueller, and performance artist Nicole Gruter. Many WORT DJs, including “Rockin” John McDonald, Bill Malone, and John Kraniak (just to name a few), share memories of their first albums, concerts, and fave music shops and radio stations. Find it at Madison record shops B-Side and Madcity Music. There’s a happy hour book launch at the High Noon Saloon on Tuesday, October 16th at 6pm. more »
Friday, 12 October 2012 | buzz
On Friday October 12, host Jonathan Zarov spoke about Kim Johnson-Bair’s new book 400 Saturdays: An Anthology of Vinyl Folklore. Kim Johnson-Bair began this project six years ago when she decided to work a story based on the experience of vinyl listening. She recounts listening to vinyls every Saturday morning with her brother growing up. Explains DB, “it was their evolution and maturity into actively listening to music”. In the book, Kim provides the personal stories of many, and their relationship to and experience with vinyl listening. DB describes his own experience with vinyl, “there’s a nostalgia to vinyl… there’s a commonality, there’s an unspoken dialogue about vinyl.” He speaks about the manner in which vinyl provides the listener with a music experience very different than an 8-track tape, cassette or CD would. Vinyl was “an intractable piece of my childhood” explains DB, “its more than just recorded music. There’s an entire story, your band’s photographs, the artworks that come with it…you are on the journey.” The Official release party for 400 Saturdays is this Tuesday Oct 16 at 6 PM, at the High Noon Saloon during happy hour. Listen to the entire interview here: more »