Lonesome Cowpoke: Cattle Mutilation Song by The Weird Winonans

With a haunting melody, the disturbing lyrics to Lonesome Cowpoke by The Weird Winonans accurately describe the cattle mutilations phenomena based on witness and investigator testimony.

The song was written and sung by Leslie Eaton (pictured left); with Blanche Fubar (harmony vocal); Shlemant Bugerknight (violin)Billy X. Curmano (harmonica); Kelly Coyle (guitar); Stu Mathews (bass guitar); Peter Stenshoel (piano, arrangement, production);, with assistance from Jerry Stearns. Thanks to Chris Waterbury and The MacPhail Center for Music.

Radio Plays: Dick Future and His Dancing Stool plus The Blank

Much-needed political satire featuring a talking grubworm (Leigh Bowser) who sounds like JFK, has presidential ambitions and uses the handsome, yet incredibly stupid Dick Future as his “front man,” and with the backing of crafty Tolarr (Charles Brin) plot their way into the White House. Original music by Bat Lenny.

Leigh Bowser’s current gig is singing with the North Carolina pop duo, The Del Zorros.

Bonus:

The Blank, based on a true story about a vocal mimic who temporarily lost his mind, but not his voices. Performed before a live audience for 1961: The Year That Time Forgot by the Grand Rapids (MI) Radio Players, produced and directed by Michael Packer with original music by Gene Traas.

Listen now at archive.org

The Best of UFO Update Volume Two

A regular feature on KFAI’s Musical Transportation Spree was the segment UFO Update (1997-2006).

Jerry phoned in a UFO Update from the Strange Phenomena Conference in Winona, Minnesota as Suzn snapped two pics (left) capturing anomalous lights zipping past UFO investigator Craig Lang, Jerry, and abductee Roger Colby! Jerry interviews Dr. Charles Huver about his BWCA camping trip interrupted by a UFO;img002 Carl Meiers (right, with Jerry) talks about his implant (illus.); Alabama’s Hon. Judge Sam Masdon describes seances he attended while stationed in the USAF in Bologna, Italy; the usual gang of suspects from the Texufornia Kook-Out describe their ouija board experiences. Also, abductee Betty Luca Andreasson interprets the nature of the eternal human soul.

Hear at http://archive.org/details/BestOfUfoUpdateVolumeTwo

Golden Cage of Radio Vol. 4: Little City In Space

Stu Mathews, Peter Stenshoel and Jerry brought back Little City in Space to KFAI in 1988 after a three year absence, and Golden Cage Vol. 4 collects audio examples with Planet-Go-Round, Jolly Gambler Department Store, Big Gunny Sack O’ Peanuts, Paul Bunny, News from Nowhere (“The Hollow Earth is real!”), live Skeleton Crew (Fred Frith, Tom Cora, Zeena Parkins).
Here’s a taster: Stu and Jerry’s ad for the galaxy’s biggest amusement park, Planet-Go-Round!

The Search for Danny Phantom

A 1960s TV star, Danny Phantom, the crypt-kickin’ cartoon kid and his (very limited) assistant Placebo are sought by a female private eye, Tawny Nunn (Alice Phoenix), for a modern comeback. This 1986 broadcast predates Roger Rabbit and another cartoon character also called Danny Phantom (!)
Art by Wayne Modjeski

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