WBEZ | Matthew Loren Cohen http://www.wbez.org/tags/matthew-loren-cohen Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en The Paper Machete Radio Magazine: A new Thanksgiving theme song from Matthew Loren Cohen http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2011-11-24/paper-machete-radio-magazine-new-thanksgiving-theme-song-matthew-lo <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/photo/2011-November/2011-11-23/Matthew Loren Cohen 8 27 2011 show.jpeg" alt="" /><p><p style="text-align: center; "><img alt="" class="caption" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-November/2011-11-23/Matthew Loren Cohen 8 27 2011 show.jpeg" style="width: 500px; height: 334px; " title="Matthew Loren Cohen at his last 'Machete' performance (Photo by Evan Hanover)"></p><p>Matthew Loren Cohen describes the Pilgrims' first dinner with the Native Americans in what will probably become the only popular Thanksgiving song out there. As usual, if you can hear us, this magazine is LIVE. Some sample lyrics:&nbsp;</p><p><em>You arrived on our shores after much navigation. You put down your oars, we had much admiration. To avoid starting wars, we began conversation. What's ours is yours, and thus an invitation.&nbsp;</em></p><p><audio class="mejs mediaelement-formatter-identified-1332483828-1" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/sites/default/files/2011-11-19-papermachete-matthew-loren-cohen.mp3">&nbsp;</audio></p><p>This Saturday's&nbsp;&nbsp;kicks off at the Horseshoe at 3 p.m., where you can expect to see Phillip Dawkins, the playwright responsible for <em>The Homosexuals</em>; Micah Philbrook of The Tim and Micah Project;&nbsp;Katie Rich of Second City; magician Dennis Watkins of the House Theatre; and a special performance by Barrel of Monkeys. Music from the Machete house band, Sleepy Lou.</p><p><em><a href="http://thepapermacheteshow.com/" target="_blank">The Paper Machete</a></em>&nbsp;is a weekly live magazine at the Horseshoe in North Center. It's always at 3 pm, it's always on Saturday, and it's always free. Get all your&nbsp;<em>The Paper Machete Radio Magazine</em>&nbsp;needs filled&nbsp;<a href="http://wbez.org/thepapermachete" target="_blank">here</a>, or download the podcast from iTunes&nbsp;<a href="http://itunes.apple.com/podcast/the-paper-machete-radio-magazine/id450280345" target="_blank">here</a>.</p></p> Thu, 24 Nov 2011 16:17:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2011-11-24/paper-machete-radio-magazine-new-thanksgiving-theme-song-matthew-lo The Paper Machete Radio Magazine: The Mostly Gay Episode plus Bill Ayers http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2011-11-16/paper-machete-radio-magazine-mostly-gay-episode-bill-ayers-94103 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/photo/2011-November/2011-11-16/Bill Ayers - web.jpg" alt="" /><p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" class="caption" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-November/2011-11-16/Piatt and Ayers dancing - web.jpg" style="width: 500px; height: 333px;" title="Christopher Piatt and Bill Ayers dance (Photo by Ali Weiss Klingler)"></p><p>The gays were all over the news this week. Brendan Dowling and Tim Sniffen agree with Brett Ratner when he said what he said about rehearsal and who it's for. Coya Paz explains how clinics in Equador that try to convert homosexuals are the exception, not the rule. But then Bill Ayers talks about peace, student loans and the Occupy movement. With music from Pinto and the Bean. As usual, if you can hear us, this magazine is LIVE.&nbsp;Download at iTunes <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=450280345">here</a> or listen below.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><audio class="mejs mediaelement-formatter-identified-1332483820-1" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/sites/default/files/2011-11-12-papermachete-radiomag.mp3">&nbsp;</audio></p><p>This Saturday at the Horseshoe, first daughter Chelsea Clinton will be joining us. Oh wait no, but There Will Be Ranting about her new job at NBC. Performers include writer <a href="http://www.ocelotfactory.com/">Dave Awl</a>; writer <a href="http://bornunknown.blogspot.com/">Shannon Cason</a>; <a href="http://heintz.e-poets.net/">Kurt Heintz</a>; Emily Rose of <a href="http://www.realtalkavenue.com/">Real Talk Avenue</a>; comedian <a href="http://hellokristen.com/wp/">Kristen Studard</a>; <a href="http://ourmaninchicago.tumblr.com/">Scott Smith</a> of <em>Chicago Magazine</em> and <a href="http://ward32.org/">Alderman Scott Waguespack</a>&nbsp;of the 32nd Ward. Holiday music from Matthew Loren Cohen of the Second City; regular music by The Sonnets.&nbsp;Check <a href="http://thepapermacheteshow.com/2011/11/15/1119-line-up/"><em>The Paper Machete</em></a>'s site for updates on this line-up as the week goes on.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" class="caption" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-November/2011-11-16/Coya Paz - web.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 400px;" title="Coya Paz gestures in a gay way. (Photo by Ali Weiss Klingler)"></p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" class="caption" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-November/2011-11-16/Tim Sniffen and Brendan Dowling - web.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 400px;" title="Tim and Brendan talk about rehearsing. (Photo by Ali Weiss Klingler)"></p></p> Wed, 16 Nov 2011 15:22:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2011-11-16/paper-machete-radio-magazine-mostly-gay-episode-bill-ayers-94103