We’re not quite sure why, but the woman behind the most talked about coming-of-age movie in the country this summer, author and illustrator Phoebe Gloeckner, has agreed to come on the Saturday Six Pack this weekend and tell us what it’s like to see your young, semi-autobiographical self projected on the silver screen in front of people made painfully uncomfortable by unflinching depictions of young female sexuality. Maybe she thinks I’ll get at things that Terry Gross didn’t uncover when they spoke last week. Or maybe she just wants a friendly place to vent and have a drink after wrapping up an intense promotional tour, traveling from city to city to answer the same questions over and over again. Either way, it promises to be an interesting evening, especially for those of us who have read Gloeckner’s intensely personal and painfully honest novel that spawned the film, The Diary of a Teenage Girl… Here, for those of you who are not familiar with her work, is the trailer for the film, which begins a three-day run at the Michigan Theater this Friday.
In addition to Gloeckner, we’ll also be visited by two other folks this Saturday evening. One of them is someone who has been on the show before, our friend from Kenya, Dr. Peter Larson, who will be stopping by to tell us about mashed potato borne illnesses and playing some of the songs that he’s been sending into the show each week from Africa. Speaking of those songs Pete has been writing for us every week, here’s a version of one that he just recently recorded with drummer Taiko No Tettsu in Osaka. [If you like it, be sure to come to Ypsi on Sunday, September 6th, when Pete will be playing a free show on the Washington Street porch of J.T. Garfield.]
And we also have a last minute bonus guest… Amanda Uhle, the executive director of 826michigan, will be dropping by to talk about the work the creative writing non-profit has been doing in Ypsi, and share some big news concerning this winter’s Mittenfest event.
And, here, thanks to AM 1700 graphic designer Kate de Fuccio, is this week’s poster, in case any of you want to print it out and leave it laying around your workplace.
FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE NEVER TUNED IN TO THE SIX PACK BEFORE, HERE ARE THE DETAILS ON HOW TO LISTEN:
Unless you live inside the AM 1700 studio, chances are you won’t be able to pick the show up on your radio. As that’s the case, I’d recommend streaming the show online, which you can do either on the AM1700 website or by way of TuneIn.com.
And for those of you who aren’t yet familiar with the show, and need to get caught up, you can listen to the entire archive on iTunes.
One last thing… If you’d like to tell your friends and neighbors about the program, feel free to share the Facebook event listing.
And do call us if you have a chance. We love phone calls. So please scratch this number into the cinder block wall of the recreation room of whichever facility you’ve been assigned to… 734.217.8624… and call us between 5:00 and 7:00 this Saturday evening. The show is nothing without you. And I mean that. [And you read that right. This week’s show is going to be starting an hour earlier, at 5:00, as the owner of AM 1700 needs to hightail it early so that he can drink beer in the woods with Germans.]