THE WEEK THAT WAS
>>CPAC-Up Your Troubles
CPAC: For Conservatives, It’s Burning Man Meets the Super Bowl
Senator Ted Cruz at CPAC
>>Geh-Stop In The Name Of The Law
'Gestapo' tactics at US police 'black site' ring alarm from Chicago to Washington
>>A Bigger Brother
How the NSA’s Firmware Hacking Works and Why It’s So Unsettling
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Melinda speaks on upcoming events Around Town
THE WEEK THAT WAS
Do the New AUMF's Limits Matter?
>>Peddle to the Meddle
With These Hires, Congress Becomes Even More Like a Corporation
>>The Future Is Tomorrow
Robots replacing human factory workers at faster pace
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Episode I (This Week) - Leaves me Speechless
Episode II (Next Week) - Will make you want to see the live show for sure :)
These Berkeley Graduates +1 Make It Real!
Celebrating their current release "Zero Cool" & The Japanese Tour.
SHARP THREE Zero Cool - 'DVD/CD Live' - Studio Project-
SHARP THREE is; GOH KUROSAWA - guitars, KAI KUROSAWA - basses, CHUCK VAN HAECKE - drums
SHARP THREE's 'Zero Cool' project is complete. The recording session was filmed, and the project is available to watch on DVD in its entirely. In making "Zero Cool" (or 007), SHARP THREE has been able to achieve a brilliantly high level of globaly-influenced instrumental music. On this album, the listener will discover creative jazz, Brazilian samba, acoustic Japanese heavy metal, bluesy guitar riffs, prog-rock, ballads, Indian sitar/twang sounds, guitar pedal effects, Balkan rhythms, as well as exotic meters such as 15/16… it is recommended that the audience listen without categorizing the music!
For Goh Kurosawa, leader of Sharp Three, music does not suggest borders... music is music. Multi-guitarist Goh is often called a musical "Wakonyosai/和魂洋才" which simply means he approaches the Western knowledge with a Japanese spirit. Co-founder of the trio & his brother, Kai Kurosawa, is known world-wide for his extreme bass instruments and his eye opening technical two hand independence on the 24‐string Beartrax “Big Mama Bear" which he designed. Chuck van Haecke brings tastefulness to the band with his sharpness for groove/space on his drums and Black Swan percussion.... (Click Blog Title to See More)...
Melinda speaks about upcoming events Around Town
Richard Beymer, aka Ben Horne of Twin Peaks, Oregon, filmmaker, tap dancer and koolaid stand entrepeneur, is scheduled to resume shooting on the vaunted series this summer. Beymer's unauthorized autobiography is entitled "Impostor: Who Am I When Not Being Who I Think I Am?"
In the summer of 1964, Beymer made a documentary on the activities during the Mississippi Summer Project. The film "A Regular Bouquet" documents the day-to-day lives of the people who registered Mississippi voters in 1964. That period of time became known as Freedom Summer.
"Music feeds us energetically." So say husband and wife singing duo Steve & Mlchaela Terrien McLain, who will serenade couples at 8:30 PM on Valentine's Day in Fairfield at The Burning Oak's basement bar. Whether she's stirring up quiche filling, painting pictures, or writing songs, Michaela says, "It's fun to create!"
During this wide-ranging interview, she and Steve reflect on the origins of their musical journeys, express gratitude toward mentors, and reveal the conditions they find most helpful when writing songs. For tips that just might help your creativity flow more freely, tune in this week to The Studio with Cheryl and Steve & Michaela Terrien McLain!
Interview with Nancy Emrich Freeman about FARM (Folk Alliance Region Midwest) and the FARM kickoff party at The Mill in Iowa City on 2/15.
"Hip-Hop/Conscious Rap/Good Music"/Radio Edits (Click Archives below :)
Thanks to P-Squad Entertainment for the photos, media & artist interviews.
As a radio-host this is my Hip-Hop premier :) featuring artists The Real Stevie Bee and Yung Caly who label their music "Hip-Hop/Conscious Rap/Good Music" :) The "Good Music" statement got my attention :) I'd never seen artists describe themselves like that before :) I liked it... sounds confident :)
These articulate young artists rap their thoughts to track. And I have to tell you, some of these words run deep.... I don't know how many times I listened to Yung Caly's radio edit of 'Black King' but it was so transcendental that I started to write out the lyrics for myself, just so I could be inspired at a glance.
On the new music scene (post 6 major labels now down to 3) we as musicians are all re-defining the music business paradigm. The Real Stevie Bee had the sense to create a collective of sorts in founding P-Squad Entertainment out of Florida by bringing together the most talented folks around to rap their messages in some inspirational tracks/radio-edits with "... messages of hope, love and prosperity... bold messages used to change the music industry and the world we live in..."...(Click Blog Title to See More)...
James Moore speaks with Blue Zones Director Nick Buettner, who is visiting Fairfield Feb 9 & 10.