universal

Universal Grapevine 06/25/13

On Universal Grapevine this week Bruce has Santa Cruz County Supervisor Neal Coonerty on county issues. Following Coonerty is Jim and Paula Faris who chat with Bruce on their careers at MGM and the other Hollywood institutions back in the day. You can listen here!

Late June Loud Rock News

End of June’s New & Good Loud Rock on KZSC:

1  Deceiver Of The Gods Metal Blade 2 SPIRITS OF THE DEAD Rumours Of A Presence The End
3 PHILIP H. ANSELMO AND THE ILLEGALS “Usurper Bastard’s Rant” [Single] Housecore
4 SUMMONING Old Mornings Dawn Napalm 5 WE CAME AS ROMANS Tracing Back Roots Equal Vision

Don’t forget about these: BLACK DAHLIA MURDER Everblack Metal Blade; CHILDREN OF BODOM Halo Of Blood Nuclear Blast; A PALE HORSE NAMED DEATH Lay My Soul To Waste; ANVIL Hope In Hell The End; TRISTANIA Darkest White Napalm; MEGADETH ; TESSERACT Altered State Century Media; WE BUTTER THE BREAD WITH BUTTER Projekt Herz [EP]; CHURCH OF MISERY Thy Kingdom Scum Metal Blade and WHILE SHE SLEEPS This Is The Six.

PDS_flamingo_full

Phono del Sol July 13

There is no shortage of festivals to attend in the summertime. With so many to choose from it’s impossible to go to everything; especially with the prices they’re asking these days. You’ve got to be a smart festival shopper to make sure you get the most out of your hard earned cash. On Saturday July 13th the 3rd Annual Phono del Sol: Music and Food Festival will take place at Potrero Del Sol park in San Francisco. The lineup is stacked with a variety of local and out of the area acts to choose from. KZSC favorites Thee Oh Sees, Bleached, Radiation City, and Cool Ghouls are on a bill bolstered by many more. Bonus: they’ve got a pretty sweet group discount! Tell your friends, save some coin and plan to spend a nice Saturday in the park about a week after the fourth of July. Check out the full lineup at phonodelsoul.com and keep your radio, computer and smart phone locked to the Great 88 all summer long.

 

cluck piano

Great 88 Vacation Postcards

When we suggested sending KZSC a postcard while traveling this summer, we had no idea what to expect. So far listeners have checked in from Berlin, Kiruna (look it up), prison, and our latest from scenic Petaluma, California. Did you know that the The first practical chicken incubator was invented in Petaluma in 1879? We didn’t either until we got the postcard. Remember, if your summer plans call for travel anywhere between Finland and Fresno don’t forget to take your favorite station on the go by using our Mobile Applications and drop us a line to tell us what we’re missing. We’ll share your card and comments with others on our website.  Mail your postcards to:

KZSC/UC Santa Cruz – 1156 High Street – Santa Cruz, CA – 95064

 

Doubleflop

Taking a Dive

Sports fans, what does flopping mean to you? On May 31st, Slugtalk had an in-depth discussion about flopping and its place in semi-contact sports such as basketball and soccer where unnecessary contact is often penalized in the form of fouls. If you’re new to the term flopping, it is essentially when a player intentionally falls from little to no contact in an attempt to draw a foul call from an official. Does it hurt the integrity of sports? Is there a place for it and/or should there be harsher penalties for flopping? As it is, in the NBA right now, if a player flops egregiously the league reviews the alleged offense and then determines whether or not to fine the player anywhere from $5,000-$10,000. This measure, introduced this past year, seems not to have especially affected the amount of flopping in the NBA. A lot of players make their careers on taking contact and getting fouls called. So, what do you think, Slugtalk listeners?

Indiana Pacers Forward Paul George embarrassing Miami Heat Guard Mario Chalmers by hitting a three-pointer in his face after Chalmers attempts to flop but fails to get a call from the officials.