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  • 00:53


    in Rock Music

    Common Ground Media presents OFF THE RECORD, a music podcast focusing on local music from the Oklahoma City area. 

    Check out Otter Limits on Social Media:

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/theotterlimits
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    Here is the song list from this show:

    Blaster – No Restraints
    Subsanity – Irreperable Ignorance
    5 Star Gravy – Ole Sweety
    Boxcar Children – Surviving the Impossible
    Broken Cross – Do You Want to Die
    Code 22 – I Don’t Really Miss You
    Costanzas – Drinking Myself to Death
    Kinda Creepy – Joke
    Pulpit Red – Rockets
    Euclid Crash – Girl Talk
    James Bond Dracula – Damage
    Real Ones – Christine
    Red City Radio – The Benefits of Motion
    Roustabouts – Fall Into Line
    The Easy Lovers – Hard To Get
    They Stay Dead – Darkness
    Truckside Down – $500 Fight

  • 01:07


    in Entertainment

    For the past forty years, Charles Manson has languished in prison for his participation in the Manson family murders of 1969. He is America’s icon of evil, the one who brought down the curtain on the 1960s. He has never been a quiet inmate, however. From his unbridled outbursts of rage to his tender acts of generosity, he makes his presence felt to everyone around him.
    He inspires awe in other inmates, he cozies up to prison guards who are eager to do him favors, and he is responsible for countless staff transfers within and outside of the institution.
    This book details the dramatic journey of Willie Mendez, a troubled inmate, housed next to the serial killer for more than a year. Willie became institutionalized after repeated violations of the law, including attempted murder and armed robbery. He is serving a sixty-eight year prison sentence.
    From his initial feelings of contempt toward the aging killer, Willie, nicknamed, “Boxcar,” by Manson, traveled to a place of openness and acceptance of the old man’s ideas. Over time, he began to defer more and more to Manson without reservation.
    This is a tale of growth and maturity that contains intimate details and shocking jailhouse secrets. Willie shares an insider’s view of Charles Manson, his crazy behavior, his whispered confessions, and his sometimes profound wisdom.
    “Charlie” speaks openly about his sexuality, shares some details of the Tate and LaBianca murders, and relates his childhood experience of being forced to wear a dress to school. CHARLES MANSON BEHIND BARS: The Crazy Antics and Amazing Revelations of America's Icon of Evil-Mark Hewit

  • 00:58

    A Kind Voice on Books--Episode #27

    in Books

    JL Mulvihill, YA and children's fantasy novelist, joins the showto talk about the fun of writing and the writing community, steampunk and even a bit about cosplay.  Listen to hear excerpts from her novels The Lost Daughter of Easa and The Boxcar Baby.

    Blog Tour Book  $100 Amazon Giftcard Giveaway
    From March 17-19, The Boxcar Baby which be available for 99 cent for Nook, Kindle, and Kobo.

    More about JL Mulvihill and her work can be found at:

    Recent good reads recommended by JL Mulvihill:
    The Decembrists by Kimberly Richardson
    Poseidon's Children by Michael West
    The Famous Tramp series


  • 01:02

    The Star Chamber Show Episode #10! Featuring J.L. Mulvihill and Andy Haught

    in Books

    The 10th episode of The Star Chamber Show, our first milestone, features a pair of fantastic guests!

    First up will be Andy Haught, frontman of the rock band ZeroKing.  This is an encore visit from his appearance recently, as our hosts became so enthralled in talking to him about his band and life in the rock world that we ran out of time to talk with him about genre books and movies!  Andy really wanted to talk about these things, so we thought we would have him back and give him a chance to do so! 

    Next, we have J.L. Mulvihill joining us, a rising voice in speculative fiction who is a true favorite on the convention circuit.  From novels such as her YA Fantasy The Lost Daughter of Easa (Dark Oak Press), to her YA Steampunk The Boxcar Baby (Seventh Star Press), readers are discovering J.L.'s great skill at bringing characters to life.  She also was a co-editor on Southern Haunts: Spirits That Walk Among Us, an anthology of paranormal/ghost tales. 

    J.L.'s convention appearances are also known for the elaborate costuming she designs and wears.  With two of our co-hosts Selah Janel and S.H. Roddey being into costuming, there's a good chance this topic will come up as well!

    So join us this Wednesday night, for our 10th episode at 9pm EST!



    Special Note: Andy Haught photo featured in the Slide Show provided courtesy of Rob Stewart Photography.  Visit Rob at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rob-Stewart-Photography/344137819006092




  • 01:31

    Joe Milford Hosts John Dorsey and Hydeout Press

    in Poetry

    Alex Nielsen is currently completing an MA in English Literature and Letters at Cleveland State University.  He has been a touring and publishing poet for the last decade, and previously ran Inkstained Dagger Press and published works with several writers including Dan Provost, Lester Allen, and John Dorsey. Marissa Hyde is an MA student of modern American literature, also at Cleveland State.  She was associated with various writing and performance groups around Cleveland for several years before starting up Hydeout Press with Alex. Hydeout Press is a new fine arts press operating out of Lakewood, Ohio.  Hydeout strives to publish top talent in limited-run works at a collector's-quality level.  Their first book is John Dorsey's "Twenty Poems about Girls," out October 5th. BIO-John Dorsey grew up in a trailer park outside of Pittsburgh. He is the author of several collections of poetry including TOMBSTONE FACTORY, Epic Rites Press, 2013, BOXCAR POEMS 1-12, Lead Graffiti Letter Press, 2013, and TWENTY POEMS ABOUT GIRLS, Hydeout Press, 2013. His work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. He has been called a genius and a bum.  

  • 00:37

    SpokenHeard with Matthew Richards and Susan Dobbe Chase

    in Poetry

    Matthew is a 21-year-old poet from Manchester, NH. He was a member of the 2012 Lowell poetry slam team, as well as the 2011 Slam Free or Die team, on which he performed at the National Poetry Slam as their Rookie of the Year. He was a key organizer in the Occupy New Hampshire movement, as well as the co-founder of New Hampshire Pride Fest, the first LGBTQ+ pride festival to ever take place in Manchester. The manuscript he is currently writing, tentatively titled Revolution is a Ruthless Boxcar, will chronicle his experiences participating in the Occupy Movement and living alongside Manchester’s homeless population.

  • 02:54


    in Music

    Another show special this weekend with Memphis Mike and his fantastic BBQ events sauce and all - along with such named international Blues Musicians as David Boxcar Gates....
    Stay tuned and we will beupdating this page with more awesome who's coming to Mike's BBQ dinner
    Follow us on ANCA FB Twitter and many more social networking channels

  • 01:01

    TalkingJetZ LIVE at Wright Patterson Air Force Base Museum

    in Military

    TalkingJetZ "LIVE" debuts from Wright Patterson Air Force Base @ The United State Air Force Museum with Host & CEO Steve Tomaszewski
    Museum Exhibits

    The National Museum of the United States Air Force galleries present military aviation history, boasting more than 360 aerospace vehicles and missiles on display -- many rare and one-of-a-kind -- along with thousands of historical items and powerful sensory exhibits that bring history to life and connect the Wright brothers' legacy with today's stealth and precision technology. We invite you to take an online glimpse of our galleries. Click on a gallery name to see exhibits, including aircraft, engines, equipment and weapons of the USAF. The section also highlights special exhibits, current exhibits and restoration projects.

  • 02:28

    Franc Robert, Brad Hatfield & Albert Castiglia On The Couch

    in Music

    Franc Robert caught the fever from Eric Clapton in 1980 and has been working his guitar ever since. 
    From Montreal to Tampa, he played in the local jams whenever he could.  After a six year sabbatical so he could work to keep his family clothed and fed, he began anew and has been moving forward ever since.
    In 2010 he formed the Boxcar Tourists.  In 2012 he was a challneger at the IBC as a solo artist. Now the band has released a new album 49x61 and Franc will join me to discuss his career and music.
    Brad Hatfield began playing guitar at 10 years old. When he was 25 an accident ended his career as a guitarist.
    He was now in search of another instrument to channel his creative outlet. The harmonica became that instrument.
    His debut album Uphill From Anywhere is a collection of solid blues music from this Cincinnatti native.
    Brad and I will discuss his journey and check out music from the album
    Albert Castiglia began playing guitar at 12 and has gone on to play for Junior Wells and Sandra hall before going out on his own.
    Fans worldwide have been thrilled by his textural playing and it is showcased again in his latest album Living The Dream.
    Exploring Albert's life and music along with the stories he is sure to tell will be a great segment.
    "Musicians You Should Know"

  • 03:10

    Rants, Raves Rock Radio!

    in Entertainment

    Join Nancy Reid & Lisa Smith - publishers of RantsRavesRockMagazine.com, and guest co-hosts The David "Bully" Bowers, and musicians Michael Ely & Spider Taylor, for Big Blend Radio's Rants, Raves & Rock Show!
    Featured Guests:
    - Sharon Mader - National Parks Conservation Association
    - Micha Schellhaas - Blues & Jazz Guitarist and Composer
    - Billy Iingram - Author of memoir 'Punk'
    - Scott Clark - Friday Night Music Club Band
    - Jim Cherry - Author 'The Last Stage'
    - Franc Robert - Frontman of The Boxcar Tourists Blues Band

  • 03:01

    Champagne Sundays

    in Entertainment

    Join Nancy Reid & Lisa Smith - publishers of ChampagneSundaysMagazine.com, and guest-cohost The David Bowers who will call in live from the Blues Fest at VFW in Hudson, FL for a special tribute to the Military & Music!

    Featured Guests:
    - Joe Bonsall -The Oakridge Boys
    - Jimmy Clanton - Frontman from 'The Rockets'
    - Linda Jansen - Singer from 'The Angels'
    - Franc Robert - Frontman of 'The Boxcar Tourists'
    - Margie Gelbwasser  -Author 'Pieces of Us'