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Options January 20, 2015: Trim Some Kim (Fowley)!
Tonight, join me to celebrate the life of the recently-departed Kim Fowley, record producer, songwriter, film maker, actor and provocateur. I'm joined once again by Miriam Linna of Kicksville 66, Norton Records and Kicks! Books, publisher of Kim's Lord Of Garbage and two other volumes of poetry and prose, The Trip and Planet Pain.

We'll read from Kim Fowley's poetry and prose, play some of his recordings and discuss his undeniable impact on the American psyche.

Like many of you, I first encountered Kim Fowley via The Runaways, one of my favorite rock bands of all time. Once I delved into Mr. Fowley's life and career I quickly realized how much his work permeated the culture. To my great fortune, I got the opportunity to interview him on Aerial View back in November, 2013 and to talk with him off the air as well. Kim could expound on many subjects, music was just one. His description of the making of Nut Rocker and Hollywood in the 70's will always remain with me.

I finally met the man in person (after running into the actor who played him onscreen in The Runaways movie - Michael Shannon - in the Louisville airport!) at one of the Norton Bell House events. He was leaning against a wall, attractive female companion at his side, casting his gimlet eye on all and sundry. We talked briefly and I again mentioned I'd be out in Hollywood in a few months (as I said on Aerial View and wanted to hang out with him. He graciously said "You should." I never got the chance.

I'm so glad America had him in its crazy mix as long as we did. He has now merged with the infinite, meaning we'll always have him:

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Artist Track Year Format
The Chris T. Renegades  Aerial Charge! View   Options    
Kim Fowley  Animal Man   Options    
Mick Collins & Danny Kroha  Winter Blues and Greens   Options 2013  EP 
Mick Collins & Danny Kroha  Whispers and Pretty Horses   Options 2013  EP 

Listener comments!

Avatar 6:11pm Marcel M:

Great show! Been looking forward. Hello Chris and all.
  6:14pm LES:

Important show here. Can't wait to hear the interview w. Kim.
Avatar 6:14pm V Priceless:

hey Chris T! hey Marcel M!

Did Fowley ever work with The Cramps?
Avatar 6:25pm dale:

listening, but i'm too unfamiliar with fowley and too stupid to comment
Avatar 6:27pm Marcel M:

Whats up V Priceless!
  6:29pm Jimmy G:

Brilliant mind at work and Miriam saw it
Avatar 6:29pm Marcel M:

Yeahhh shout out to Ariel Pink
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:33pm Guido from Cologne:

... right Ariel Pink ... brilliant guy ...
  6:35pm LES:

Classic! Great interview Chris T
  6:44pm SeanG:

Stay Teenage!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:44pm Mike East:

that was a great interview, Chris T. Michael Shelley replayed his on Saturday. Worth a listen on the archives for all those interested.
  6:45pm Hel:

True magick! Wish i had been here earlier but this is going to be archived? Takk.
  6:47pm L:

Visionary and poet. RIP Kim Fowley.
  6:51pm Clay:

Great show! You were talking about disposable rock n roll and I thought of this Kim Fowley-produced outfit. The Hollywood Stars - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAekWatkfiw
  6:58pm LES:

Chris T brings his A game again. Great show and tribute
  6:59pm SeanG:

I bought my copy of Lord of Garbage at Weirdo Records Cambridge MA
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:59pm Guido from Cologne:

dig the show
  7:14pm Hel:

Later with the Sun at midnight, i shall envision Kim as a star of the infinite..in a deep indigo moon pool.
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