this week paul mccartney released a new single, and since john's not around to say it, i will: it's complete shite. but that doesn't mean the 4 beatles didn't release a lot of good individual music after their 1970 break up.
40 years ago george, paul, ringo, and john each released solo albums, and this week i combine their best tracks into the beatles album that could've happened.
between the lazy tracks each of them released some very creative work. and yet when listening to any one song, while there is some self-consciousness of the other former-members' existance, you don't get the dynamic push or critique from the others, that could have enhanced these songs.
nonetheless, it's a great way to get a feel for the band as a whole--4 years after they quit playing together. and maybe a taste of what could have continued to be.
THE WEEK THAT WAS
>>Garbage In, Garbage Out, Garbage Here, Garbage There
Plastic Pollution in the World's Oceans: More than 5 Trillion Plastic Pieces Weighing over 250,000 Tons Afloat at Sea
>>Peddle to the Meddle
Citigroup Wrote the Wall Street Giveaway Congress Just Snuck Into a Must-Pass Spending Bill
>>Dream A Little Dream
Many Feel the American Dream Is Out of Reach, Poll Shows
Held over this week at the Orpheum Theatre: Rosewater. "Timely, solidly acted, and unabashedly earnest, Rosewater serves as an impressive calling card for first-time director Jon Stewart."
This is the time of year when most award worthy films are released, so they'll be fresh in the voters minds. Director Richard Linklater's Boyhood was released last July, in the middle of summer blockbuster season. We found it so profoundly groundbreaking we predicted it would win the Oscars for Best Motion Picture and Best Director, seven months before the Oscars, without even knowing it's "competition". How do we feel about our predictions five months later? This article from Indiwire, published December 11th:
"We've long since stopped trying to keep a tally, but chalk up yet another win for Richard Linklater's "Boyhood." The movie has been pretty much unstoppable this month, topping lists of critics, various publications and more, and has gone from dark horse contender to serious frontrunner. Well, you can add another tally mark for the film.
The New York Times film critic A.O. Scott revealed his top ten films of the year today, and Boyhood of course, is at the top and he is over the moon for it. "In my 15 years of professional movie reviewing, I can’t think of any film that has affected me the way 'Boyhood' did. It is not just that I was moved — I’m frequently moved — but that my critical impulse seemed to collapse, along with my ability to find the boundary between art and life," he wrote, adding: "...it took a second and a third viewing for me to appreciate the ingenuity of Richard Linklater’s idea and the artistry of his methods….It opens on American life and offers a progress report on our spiritual condition."
We'll talk about that, new releases, including films from Ridley Scott and Paul Thomas Anderson, what we've seen and more on the Filmosophers, with Chris Busch & Bruce Miller, "where we give our filmosophy of the movies and have filmosophical discussions", Fridays at 12:30 pm again Sunday mornings 11:30. "It's like, it's always right now." - Mason, Boyhood
The History of Tango Music
Horst Priesner, a Tango teacher from Austria, takes us on a journey through the history of Tango music.
Starting with the roots like Candombre and Milonga, he wanders through several epochs from 1890 to the latest releases of Electrotango.
Thursday December 11th at 7pm CT
Rebro Tues Dec 16th at 8am
After a 1968 release by a band called Haymarket Square, I will switch to recent releases for the remainder of the show. Music provided by Steve Gunn from Time Off, Dino Saluzzi from El Valle De La Infancia, Rose Windows from The Sun Dogs, Shpongle , and Mountains from a monster release called Centralia. Actually, I have a special song via a European release of a Todd Snider tune called I Don't Have A Gun Work For Peace. Only Todd can rap like what you will hear from this cd. This show is now being repeated Monday mornings from 4-6 AM, so if you love it the first time you can catch it again in two days. Cool Breeze
ALERT: DO NOT MISS THIS WEEK'S GREAT TASTE RADIO PROGRAM!
Kicking off the show is my visit with fashion model and author, Malin Elmlid. Malin's new book is The Bread Exchange-tales and recipes from a journey of baking and bartering.
I am not going to talk about Malin's story in the post other than to ask you to listen to her and feel the power of her passion and love for bread and humanity.
Her journey is not only compelling, but she encourages each of us to think about what we have to share, and find a way to do that with our fellow sojourners on this planet.
On "Iowa Cooks" we visit with Sabita Sawhney, the owner of Sabi's Cafe in the Golden Gate Building. The show was part of our monthly "LIVE" series recorded on Tuesday, December 9 before a hungry group at Green Building Supply. Everybody's Whole Foods provided the ingredients and Sabita taught us how to make parathas. Everyone ate plain, spinach, potato, and paneer parathas until the dough ran out. You can see the video of the show and watch her make these savory breakfast delicacies at the following URL-http://new.livestream.com/FairfieldMediaCenter/events/3469155-, and thanks to Fairfield Media Center for producing the live stream.
Our next live show at Green Building Supply is Tuesday, January 6 with local cook and musician, Astred Griffin. The fun starts at 7:00, as Astred teaches us how to make quiche in a wide variety of ways, including a vegan version. Mark your calendar!
Dr. Nick Terrafranca is the Co-Founder and CEO of NeuroRecovery Technologies, a new, cutting-edge medical technology company focused on the design and development of devices and applications to help restore function & movement in patients with paralysis. Their current technology evolved from collaborative research between The University of California Los Angeles, The California Institute of Technology, and The University of Louisville.
Dean Sluyter is an author and public speaker. He will be discussing his latest book, Natural Meditation: A Guide to Effortless Meditative Practice, and his recent trip to India.
Hear Lara Ruggles 'Steady My Love' for the first time on KRUU this Thursday morning at 9am.
Lara Ruggles grew up listening to Patsy Cline, Emmylou Harris, Cat Stevens, Joan Baez, and the Judds. She sang her first concert in three-part harmony and won her first poetry slam.
Lara's unique blend of avant-pop and soul-folk is passionate and powerful, even when sung from whimsical points of view such as the perspective of a purse. With the attention to lyricism of Conor Oberst, the intensity of Florence and the Machine and the ear for infectious melodies of Ingrid Michaelson, Lara’s piano and guitar-driven originals invite the listener on a journey through soaring hooks, battle scenes and postcards written from well-loved and desolate desert landscapes... Lara will release her debut full-length album, 'Cynics and Saints', on Immersive Records in 2015...
The Thursday, December 11, 2014 edition of Centripetal Sounds is the eight-year anniversary show. It is amazing and amusing. Amazing that I have been able to put together all those shows. Amusing, to me, because I feel like the best shows are still ahead for me. Thanks to you, the listener, and to the station manager James, and all the great support staff at the kruu. So I am going to blow it out with a bunch of 2014 releases, each of which may be on my upcoming album of the year. Playlist on the fly as it happens, and most all or all the show is brand new to my show. Consistently compelling music, high frequency news and information, and listener support- that's the kruu. Happy to be a part of it all. The G Man