Rocky Mountain Revival is an Audio Art Journal. What does that mean? We are a haven for readers, writers, singers, storytellers, audio artists, listeners and dreamers; an oasis for story-thirsty wanderers; an island of freedom in an ocean of thought tyranny surrounded by sharks that feed on the imagination. And no, we are not exaggerating. We support all arts, though we have a focus on literature and music.
53: A Best Of Independent Music Playlist
A 'Best Of' playlist of all the music RMR has aired over the last 3 years. A melodic feast for your ears.
1. Stelth Ulvang- And as Always, the Infinite Cosmos- Out for Yourself
2. Dwight Vernon Forcey- Note to Self: Whatever- I Feel better When I Lose
3. Mega Gem- Colors of the West- Puddles
4. Sophie Paulette Jupillat- Waltz of the Romanovs Folks
5. King Cardinal- EP- The Beggar
6. Andrew Neal- Female King- More Like a Train Wreck
7. The Maykit- Moonboy- What Have You Done
8. Arusha Topazzini- Ovento
9. Electric Thinking Machine- Coyote Theme
52: Lynsey Morandin and Brice Maiurro
Brice Maiurro reads “Talking to God Over Shitty Coffee at Denny’s”
Lynsey Morandin reads “Ghost Town” and “What We’re Left With”
Brice is a poet and writer out of Denver, Colorado. He runs a poetry series throughout the Front Range called Punch Drunk Poetry. His first collection of poems, Stupid Flowers, is now available through Punch Drunk Press. His poetry and short fiction have been featured by The Denver Post, Birdy and Suspect Press.
Lynsey is a lover of the Oxford comma, the Toronto Maple Leafs, and basically any wine ever. After working for a number of national magazines, an international ad agency, and two publishing houses, she co-founded Hypertrophic Press, a tiny indie publishing house that produces a quarterly literary magazine and the occasional book. She currently lives in Alabama with her husband and cat, Frankie, and frequently makes the 14-hour drive back to Toronto because she’s terrified of flying.
Secret Literary Agents
For any writers out there who have wanted to peer behind the curtain at the mysterious world of literary agents.
Shana Kelly of Einstein Literary Management and Becky LeJeune, Associate Agent at Bond Literary Agency speak on querying, communication, how to bribe an agent, and nearly everything you need to know about the agent submission process.
Rachel Weaver hosts for the 2017 Fall Conference at the Colorado Writing School.
50: Peaceful Warriors
“Peaceful Warriors” by Tanya Rodrigue.
This narrative audio journalism piece—part documentary/part personal narrative—tells a story of the Jan. 21st Women's March. The story weaves together narration, family stories, media clips, and interviews/conversations with protestors at the sister marches in Chicago, DC, London, Toronto and Denver. Perhaps more importantly, it tells a story about protests—how they work to foster human connection and evoke intense emotions that drive people to action.
Tanya Rodrigue is an English professor at Salem State University and teaches writing and rhetoric. She lives in Salem, Massachusetts with her husband, Pete, and her son, Aedan.
Rain Check Collected Stories by Levi Andrew Noe
This is an audio trailer for Rain Check Collected Stories by Levi Andrew Noe.
There is a special offer for a FREE audiobook, just tune in at the end of the episode.
Please enjoy three complete stories from Rain Check free. And if you like what you hear and want to purchase the entire book you can find it on Audible or iTunes. You can also visit raincheckbook.com for more about the book and to purchase a print or e-book version.
The 58 stories of Rain Check explore the vast universes that exist within the 1,000 word confines of flash literature. The material leaps gracefully from the humorous, the heartbreaking, reverent, profane, carnal and the ethereal. Noe makes us feel bound in deeply personal moments and experiences that, in turn, tap into the unifying humanity that binds us all. Rain Check zooms in and out of the macro and microscopic while always keeping a keen eye on the multi-faceted mystery of being that seems to only make sense through contradiction.
Published by Truth Serum Press, Copyright 2016, the Audiobook was produced by Levi Andrew Noe copyright 2016.
49: Travel by Words
In this episode we take you on a journey. We have 10 artists, over a dozen stories, poems and a featured song that will all transport you to another place, another time, at the very least another vantage point.
Writers, Poets and Artists (in order of appearance):
Clive Collins- “Into Africa”
Yvonne Higgins Leach- “The Woman Only Wanted Water,” “Walter, Wrongly Convicted,” and “We Cancel Thanksgiving Dinner After the 2016 Election Results”
Brendan Walsh- “A Good Beer,” “In La Jolla, Drinking Blue Label at Dusk,” and “No Life, No Hope”
Lisa Biggar- “Blood Moon”
Arusha Topazzini- “Ovento”
Sergio A. Ortiz- “If it Rains and Night Arrives”
Amy Nemecek- “A Daughter’s Keepsake”
Joe Roberts- “How to Know You’re Being Invaded: A Story Problem,” and “Someday, When a Child Asks me About Kites”
Susan Koefod- “Singed”
Lenny DellaRocca- “Big John”
Thematic Music provided by Kai Engel
Unbelievable cast of writer/readers when Rocky Mountain Revival combines with the Blink-Ink printed microfiction magazine. To hear some of the best in the businessss read their 50 word stories step up and listen up.
Awesomeness in a pod
RMR is the best new podcast I've had the pleasure of listening to. Listening to each episode shows the progression of skill and passion for this art form. Love the compilation of stories and music. My favorite thing to listen to while driving!!
My new favorite podcast!
This podcast has been a wonderful addition to my life. The stories are entertaining, deep, and meaningful. I have been moved by each musical artist that has been featured so far. I look forward to your show each week! Thank you for creating such a unique and interesting art journal.