Saturday, August 15, 2009


Sunday, August 16th


88.7 FM

Hey all you hard working folks! My summer is over as my e-track school has begun and my mischievious children, I mean my loving, sweet angels, surround me six hours a day.

This coming Sunday I have a treat for you! An old friend and dynamic performance poet, Dean Hacker, and his friend Rick Fazio, musician extraordinare, will be performing in the studio together.

Dean Hacker entered the Slam Poetry movement in 1990 by winning a citywide competition for the only open spot on the first National Slam Team from Chicago. As a member of that team he helped secure the first National Slam Title. He has performed his work on Chicago radio and television and has been published in "Hammers Magazine", the book "Stray Bullets", on the german released dvd “Anglo American Poetry through the Ages” the book and cd versions of ”The Spoken Word Revolution” and "The Idiots Guide to Slam Poetry" as well as on the compact disc "By Someone's Good Grace" and is currently working on “Nothing Rhymes Anymore” a selection of his spoken word pieces set to music with longtime friend and co-conspirator Rick Fazio.

Rick Fazio is a life long Musician, He plays multiple string instruments and is damn good at it. He has performed on stage in many bands in many genres and in studio for commercial & session work. He is currently working with Spoken word Performer Dean Hacker on a project titled “Nothing Rhymes Anymore” as well as his eclectic american music based band “Pitchy and the 44’s”.

Listen live at or on the radio at 88.7 FM. We'll be on the other side.

Shelley Nation-Watson