The Vegetarian Butcher // Alyson Gilman

What is your name and DJ name?

My name is Alyson Gilman. My DJ name is The Vegetarian Butcher.

What is the name of your show?

The Sweet and Lovely Show [Mondays 10-noon]. I’m a farmer, and we raise chickens, goats, pigs sometimes, and we have a couple of llamas. The first goat we had came with two little billy goats by her side, and they didn’t really have names and we knew they were going to be meat, so we called them Sweet and Lovely. The show is named after Sweet and Lovely goats.

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The Peachpit

What’s your name and your DJ name?

The Peachpit was the name of my original show [when KMRD first went on the air] and people started calling me that, so I’ve sort of adopted it—it’s kind of a given name. 

What’s the name of your show, and when is it on?

Low Hanging Fruit, Thursdays, 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. Low Hanging Fruit, while it sounds negative to some people, to me it’s a shout-out to letting go of resistance, consciously. I guess I’m the kind of person who can put too much pressure on my form of my expression, and Low Hanging Fruit means, to me, that I can accept where I am in the present moment and what I want to hear in the present moment,  without morphing it into something that I deem better. I’m a mama and it’s very hard for me to carve out time for myself, and so I have to practice capturing the space I’m in in a short amount of time, and, as it turns out, the fruit at the bottom of the tree is just as sweet. 

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Stephen Jules Rubin

What is your name?

Stephen Jules Rubin.

What is the name of your show? What is its format?

Metaphysical Biscuit Live Radio Soup AKA Goodbye Blue Monday in the Rhythm of Threes. “Metaphysical Biscuit” is the concept of a random cool thought or idea, “soup” just because I love soup and the title was timed with getting Stephe Rommel involved and he called his show Word Soup, “Goodbye Blue Monday” is a Kurt Vonnegut reference, and since I’m on Mondays. “The rhythm of threes” comes from the improv rule of threes, and just in life – three is the magic number. I will usually play three, six, or nine songs, and even when I have a guest it keeps things flowing a little bit.

If there’s no guest, I’ll think of a theme… I try to theme it to either a current event or a holiday; since You Know Who got elected, the themes have been some variation of flowing through – song, music, poetry – to help cope or make life better in spite of the realities.

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