Friday, November 11th, 2005 ... 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. ... KZSU, 90.1 FM

Delayed start, pre-empted by one of three broadcasts of the Dalai Lama's visit to Stanford. He gave a talk this morning and a moderated Q&A session this afternoon on nonviolence, and he's part of a day-long program on Saturday called "Craving, Suffering and Choice: Spiritual and Scientific Explorations of Human Experience," that convenes Buddhist scholars, Stanford neuroscientists, and His Holiness.

Very interesting man, the Dalai Lama. A would-be engineer and fan of technology who believes in a link between modern physics and spirituality. He's also an animated man with a sense of humor -- cracking a joke about falling asleep during meditation, for example.

For the Q&A program, his answers about nonviolence included concessions that violence is sometimes necessary and can have good outcomes, but with the price of lingering, seething resentment that can lead to more violence. Not a clear-cut answer, a refreshing contrast to a media desperate to distill issues into two-sided arguments -- a practice that makes for shallow and inaccurate debate.

In a separate dimension ..... played some Guy Klucevsek, an accordionist with feet in polka, avant-garde, classical, and jazz territories (figuratively; he doesn't have four feet). He's on the bill for tonight's "Three Drops of Blood," a quarterly program combining new music with dance/performance, bringing in different guest artists each time. The series is hosted by the Nanos Operetta, and details are on their Web site:


* Ben Monder -- "Still Motion" -- Oceana (Sunnyside, 2005)

* Either/Orchestra -- "Feqer Aydelem Wey" -- Live in Addis (Buda Musique, 2005) * Kalaparush and the Light Meet Adam Lane -- "Let Us All Relax" -- Paths to Glory (CIMP, 2005)

Guy Klucevsek -- "Disinformation Polka" [Fred Frith, composer] -- Transylvanian Softwear (John Marks Records, 1994)

Guy Klucevsek -- "Polka Dots and Laser Beams" -- Polka Dots and Lase Beams (Eva, 1995) * Frank Wright -- "The Lady" -- The Complete ESP-Disk Recordings (ESP-Disk, 2005)

* Fieldwork -- "Telematic" -- Simulated Progress (Pi Recordings, 2005)

* Dave Douglas -- "Just Another Murder" -- Keystone (Greenleaf, 2005)

* Greg Burk Trio -- "Borneo Dreaming" -- Nothing, Knowing (482 Music, 2005)

* Positive Knowledge with Ike Levin -- "Crisis to Victory" -- First Ones (Charles Lester Music, 2005)

Guy Klucevsek -- "Reprieve" -- Flying Vegetables of the Apocalypse (Experimental Intermedia, 1990)

* Joe Giardullo -- "No Work Today" -- No Work Today (Drimala, 2005)

* Michael Musillami Trio -- "Archives" -- Dachau (Playscape, 2005)

* = Item in KZSU rotation
! = Pop anomaly
? = Item not in KZSU library

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