"KMAG YOYO" is a military slang term that translates approximately to "Kiss My [You-Know-What], Guys — You're On Your Own." That message seems to have inspired country rocker Hayes Carll, a 34-year-old Texan with a reputation for irreverence. Carll's fourth album, out this week, is titled KMAG YOYO and Other American Stories.
The anti-regime militia members she's encountering today in eastern Libya say they were helped by some police officers and army soldiers in recent days in an ultimately successful effort to fight back against fighters loyal to Moammar Gadhafi, NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro reports.
Reporting from inside Libya, Lourdes says that:
-- The self-titled "free Libyan troops" she's spoken to "feel that they now have control of eastern Libya."
"It's very English, very sarcastic, self-deprecating," says Teddy Thompson about his latest album, Bella. The native Englishman, born in a commune in London to the famous singer songwriters Richard and Linda Thompson, has become an acclaimed singer-songwriter in his own right.