Books & Beats: October 24, 2015
In And West is West (Algonquin Books) by Ron Childress, a drone pilot in Nevada finds herself thrown out of the Air Force after obeying a morally dubious order. Betsy Burton says “the story expands, explodes, pulling us into intersecting lives and into the web of technologies the impact of which we’re just beginning to understand.”
Blitzen Trapper, based in Portland, Oregon, have produced eight studio albums together. Their latest “All Across this Land” is the band’s most focused rock & roll effort to date, says Austen Diamond. They’ll be performing at The State Room on Tuesday, October 27th.
Tracks heard on this Books & Beats:
Intro Music: “Missiles Away” by Christophe Beck
1: “Cadillac Road” by Blitzen Trapper
2: “How to be a Heartbreaker” by Marina and the Diamonds
3: “Gunpowder” by Patty Griffin