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About Kevin

cut and pasted from my former My Space site

Kevin Vance
“I should be unpacking”

55 years old
United States

kevin vance’s Interests
General radio, folk music, 12 step recovery, politics (as a spectator sport), cartoons, parenting

Music folk, world (way too many to mention!)ok ok… Richard Thompson, Billie Holiday, Kitka, Flaco Jimenez, Bob Dylan, Antonio Vivaldi, Steeleye Span, John Coltrane, Inti-Illimani, John Fahey, Hamza Al Din, Dick Gaughan, Nina Simone, Vladimir Vysotsky, Atahualpa Yupanqui, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Altan, Eric Bibb, Ofra Haza, Carlos Puebla, Leos Janacek, Old Blind Dogs, Tracy Chapman, Keola Beamer, Phil Ochs, Vienna Teng, Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer, Ali Farka Toure, Toumani Diabate, Johann Sebastian Bach, Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, Leadbelly, Bruce Springsteen, Bruce Cockburn, ok ok you get the picture…

Movies a mighty wind, wag the dog, talk radio, farenheit 911, casablanca, dr strangelove, west side story, motorcycle diaries, pump up the volume, napoleon dynamite, the incredibles, iron giant, italian for beginners, harry potter, malcolm x, berkeley in the 60’s, o brother where art thou, stuart saves his family, 28 Days, The Visitor, The Great Debaters, Once…

Television don’t watch it; it’s evil but I am a recovering MASH-potato and I worked at a TV station in college… Just got a TV after many years but find myself watching soap operas in Chinese because they’re more interesting…oh yeah, Jon Stewart’s Daily Show and the entire Monty Python’s Flying Circus…

Books My Antonia, Of Mice And Men, The Plague, State And Revolution, AA “big book”, Calvin & Hobbes, 1984, Maus, No.1 Ladies Detective Agency, Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-time, Sex And Broadcasting, Positively Fourth Street, Kite Runner, Persepolis, Dreams of My Father & Audacity of Hope…

Heroes Mahatma Gandhi, Anne Frank, Lenny Bruce, Bill W., Victor Jara, Utah Phillips (He said your heroes have to be dead first, so they can’t disappoint you…)

kevin vance’s Details
Status: Divorced, In A Relationship
Orientation: Straight
Hometown: people’s republic of Berkeley
Body type: 5′ 8″ / Some extra baggage
Ethnicity: White / Caucasian
Religion: Agnostic/Spiritual but not Religious
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Smoke / Drink: No / No
Children: Proud parent
Education: Some college
Occupations: radio host, producer, operator, announcer / bookseller
Income: Less than $20,000


kevin vance’s Blurbs
About me:
born 1959 (do the math, I’m hella ancient!) and raised in the People’s Republic of Berkeley, California, in the middle of everything! I’m Host & Producer of music programs, A DJ if you will, on non-commercial radio in the San Francisco Bay Area. I host a folk music show called A Patchwork Quilt, Saturdays 5-6:30pm on 91.7 KALW in The City, and occasional folk, world, and classical music programs on KPFA 94.1 Berkeley. Day job was (snif) at Cody’s Books. I’ve also worked at another great historical Berkeley bookstore, Shakespeare & Co.  I’m currently working at University Press Books on Bancroft.   Father of 18  year old college student William. Clean & Sober since 1985. I Draw, sing and play guitar, swim, walk, ride a bicycle when it’s repaired or not stolen. I’m right handed. My shoe size is 8. What else do you want to know?

Who I’d like to meet:
other radio DJs & producers, artists, folk musicians, folkies, world music fans, cartoonists, peace activists, clean & sober people in recovery, other parents of kids with Aspergers, booksellers