28 October 2010

Elizabeth Streb and Linq

It's fundraising week at WGDR, and Merry Gangemi has scheduled two guests: singer/songwriter, Linq, up at 4:15, and MacArthur Fellow, Elizabeth Streb at 5 pm.

Linq has always lived in the North Quabbin area of Massachusetts. After graduating from Northeastern University with a pharmacy degree, she went into and eventually took over her family’s independent business. Recently, Linq’s lifetime passion for music has taken on a new and exciting dimension. At an age when many look forward to retirement, Linq is kicking it up, cranking it out, and defying stereotypes. In December 2002 she decided that it was time to start sharing her music with the public, and she hasn’t looked back. She released a single called “War Machine” in June 2003, and her first full length CD, “Journey”, was released in July 2004. Linq’s music twists and turns from folk/rock to classic rock, from love and loss to political, and from serious to outright fun. We'll talk about her new, award-winning song, written after the national outcry against teen suicides (which, I have to say is revoltingly too little too late, but hey! let's scoop up every crumb we can when it comes to queers), and how the power of music really can make a diference.

Then at 5:00, Woman-Stirred Radio  welcomes the incomparable  Elizabeth Streb, the woman who creates PopAction art which "evokes the dream of flight and the power of velocity."

In the introduction to Elizabeth Streb's new book: Streb: How to Become an Action Hero, Peggy Phalen writes: "What most complels me about Streb's work is her insistence that the body is unthinkable without a fully launched understanding of motion: there is no living body at rest.... Thus to be embodied is to be in a state of action" (xvii). 

Here here!! I suppose surfing, which I began at the age of twelve, is the closest I've ever come to a "real move" with its "three most basic, elemental ingredients--time, space, and body" (21). But what Streb does catapults the very construct of what we experience as human animals into an accesible, cohesive narrative of her life as an action hero.

In Streb: How to Become an Action Hero, EB's narrative co-joins memoir and theory to present the breathtaking possibilities of motion and the human body. Woman-Stirred Radio looks forward to sharing more about this amazing woman, Elizabeth Streb.

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