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The Beachwood Radio Interview Hour #2: Bloodshot Records' Nan Warshaw Is A Heroic Refugee Resettler

A life of sin, punk rock and social action.



* Nan's ass-kicking commencement speech to Columbia College grads.

"You can structure your own business to be ethical. You can do it your way. You don't have to follow traditional and slimy business practices. You don't have be a part of the pay-for-play and payola world. One of the reasons the Chicago indie music scene has thrived is because it's non-competitive and there's wonderful cross-pollination between artists of every genre. If you're making unique art and not a higher profit widget, then you're not threatened by sharing resourceful information with like-minded businesspeople and creators. You can be the good citizen and entrepreneur, you can be a compassionate and respectful boss."

* For A Life Of Sin.

Where it all began.

3:00: "I Wanted To Do More."

* Evan Zemil.

* Special Immigrant Visas.

* Operation Afghanistan: Interpreters Risk Their Own Lives For A Better One.

* RefugeeOne.

* World Relief.

* Heartland Alliance.

21:50: Destination Chicago: How To Help.

* The SIV Refugee Families - Volunteer Facebook group.

* The Tabor Lutheran Church.

The first Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. to noon.

The third Tuesday of every month from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

28:19: Inevitably, Devon Avenue.

32:47: Culture Shock & Schools.

35:27: Chicago's Refugee High.

39:09: Also, Syrians.

* How to help.

42:58: "We Don't Need More Clothes!"

* What we always need: Computers (new and used, within the last four years so they can be updated); smartphones (also within the last four years, preferably unlocked); diapers (and more diapers); furniture (including coffee tables, but they call them tea tables because they drink tea, not coffee); microwaves; pressure cookers; irons; sewing machines; vacuum cleaners.

44:45: Hope Or Despair?

48:10: It Comes From My Mom - And Punk Rock.

* Mom.

51:24: Ruby Boots.

53:24: Who Is Funnier, Robbie Fulks Or Jon Langford?

* "Robbie is like layers of a sarcastic onion. I mean, there's just all these layers to his humor . . . Sometimes I have to think twice - is he being serious?

* "I've been at shows where they both had me laughing so hard I was crying."

* "Both are at the top of their game."

56:08: Bloodshot's Turning (2)5!

"The whole punk rock scene . . . was a community that I really got sucked into, and that's when music really spoke to me . . . music, social action, political lyrics . . . "

1:02:41: Metro & Montessori.

* Hope in the darkness.

* "You can make a difference in your community just by doing little things . . . The little things you do can make a big difference in someone's life."




* The Beachwood Radio Interview Hour #1: Liz Mason Is Awesome Dot Com.

Welcome to this Chicago zine queen's ass-kicking life of ever-evolving freakdom.


For other Beachwood shows, including the The Beachwood Radio Hour archives and The Beachwood Radio Sports Hour, see The Beachwood Radio Network.


Comments welcome.


Posted on February 28, 2018

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