Once merely a household name, Cobain will become a household item this June when National Entertainment Collectibles Association (NECA) unleashes the very first KC action figure. This charming piece of plastic resin captures the late Nirvana frontman mid-power chord, donning the very get-up he made famous in the “Smells Like Teen Spirit” video. Dude even comes with a chunk of high-school-gym-floor as a base; skanked-out cheerleaders sold separately. And if that isn’t enough to make you cry, ugly rumors are swirling about of late, rumors that Cobain’s widow Courtney Love is attempting to sell a 25% stake in Nirvana‘s catalog for $100,000,000 to…drumroll please…a “private equity firm” partnered with U2‘s Bono! Please let that not be true. Please, lord, please. -Matthew Solarski
We had a bad connection, as I believe Mr. Allen was at work on his cell. Either way, I certainly appreciate the time he took to chat and as always, he is a musician looking out for the others. We learn thru this interview that a re-mix of Return the Gift will be out in May.
take a listen here
Relevant artists: Gang of Four,Dave Allen & The Elastic Purejoy,Shriekback,Glassjaw,squall
…Well, I think that music, being an expression of the human heart, or of the human being itself, does express just what is happening. I feel it expresses the whole thing..the whole human experience at the particular time that is being expressed.
I think that sums it up for me when planning and spontaneously shifting the show to meet the listeners needs and balance how I am feelin’ as well.
Radiothon being over, it is time to kick back into true direction unknown radio. Just take a look at this set list: it is all over the place…but in a good way.
Think, Magic Slim & the Drivers
She’s Cold as Ice, Roy Rogers
Take me Back, James Cotton
Harpin’ on a Riff, Charlie Musselwhite
Let’s Rock, Commander Cody
Crow Jane, Derek Trucks band #
Drown in my own Tears, Derek Trucks & Greg Allman
Guapa Pasea, Geckoturner #
Paisa, Manake-e #
Taweet, Daljit Mattu #
Evolver, Djun Djetti #
What a Wonderful World, Maceo Parker #
Imagine, Mediacracy #*
Damaged Goods, Gang of Four #
Natural’s not in it, Gang of Four #
Free Salute, Little Barrie #
Long Hair, Little Barrie #
a Good Woman is HArd to find, Morphine *
Rope on Fire, Morphine *
Take me with You, Morphine *
Gat in Rupak, Anoushka Shankar *
Lively up Yourself,, Bob Marley & the Wailers
Sugar Pie,, Melody Makers & the Wailers
I want to Fly Away, Bob Weir
Ring of Fire, Moonlight Wranglers
Satisfaction, Rob Wasserman
Big Mama’s Door, Alvin Youngblood Hart #
Meanest Jukebox in Town, Alvin Youngblood Hart #
Big Black Mariah, John Hammond jr
Rockin’ Boogie, Fleetwood Mac (1969) *
Fleetwood Mac, Fleetwood Mac (1969) *
Sweet Little Lady, George Thorogood
Don’t let the Boss man get you Down, Thorogood
Middle Aged Woman Blues, Sapphire #*
Spank!, Ron Levy
Dreamin’, G-Love & the Special Sauce
Rodeo Clown, G-Love & the Special Sauce
Listen here for the world according to Roy “futureman” Wooten from his own futuristic world as well as an occasional tour with Bela Fleck as one of the flecktones. I think you’ll agree that he is out of this world and still as cool as Fonzie…aaaaaaa
Listen to the FUTUREMAN podcast here
The three time Grammy award winner from Bela Fleck and the Flecktones is back at it again! Taking downtempo, house, breakbeat, jazz, tribal, and funk, Futureman is mixing it all together and serving it up through turntables, laptops, drum machines, live kits, and visual projections.
That’s right, I chatted with G-Love about the bands release-to-be in August. We spoke about his 76ers and my Celtics. We put away dishes and chilled out talkin’ about hip hop blues. We got on the subject of his collaborating with one of his influences Mr. John Hammond, who we spoke to hear a few weeks back. As you would expect….G-Love is a cool cat and one can only imagine if John Hammond will dip his toes into the hip hop blues world that G-love calls his own.
This is one of the coolest conversations I have been a part of. G Love and I just chillin’. He’s a good multi-tasker…Seriously, the musical sponge really does put the dishes away…and minds his 4 year old as well.
Listen to the podcast here.
I can’t wait until the day I can shout,”Hooray for the Little guys”. Like George Mason in the Sweet Sixteen, I am rooting for my airplay for the littlle lables, the up-and-comers. Here is what is happenin’. Check it out.
The American Association Of Independent Music (or A2IM), a collection of indie record labels that formed last summer to promote fair rights for independent labels, sent a letter to FCC Chairman Kevin Martin to assess the “unfair advantage” major labels have in getting radio play, and to pursue allegations of payola.
Acting President of A2IM Don Rose said that, “…the FCC is conducting a thorough investigation of alleged payola-like practices in the commercial radio industry.” The FCC will also be determining exactly how these practices have unfairly tipped the scales for the major labels. This process started in July 2005 when New York Attorney General Elliott Spitzer brought to light documents from Sony BMG (one of the four remaining majors) that showed many different forms of “payola” (or payola-related) activities, often indirect in the form of presents. Though they were small gifts, like electronics and concert tickets, to specific DJs (small enough to fly under the radar) they could easily add up to millions of dollars worth of gifts.
These practices, A2IM states, “made it virtually impossible for songs released by independent labels to be considered for airplay within existing formats.” The radio airplay for artists on independent labels, subsequently, was at roughly 10% last summer, even though the Nielson SoundScan ratings showed album sales for indies around 27% of market sales for 2004-05. Despite all this evidence for the strength of the independent music market, “Somehow,” Rose states, “music released by independents is virtually absent from the commercial airwaves.”
Members of A2IM include a long list of independent labels such as GSL, Epitaph, Beggars Group, Matador, Lookout, Roadrunner, TVT, Touch & Go, and Sub Pop. They undertake the burden of securing a future in the music industry where artists are given fair chances to succeed against those on larger and more well-financed labels.
Learn more about it at www.a2im.org
Xiu Xiu have a real busy 2006 ahead of them with a mountain of projects ready to be unleashed. The band has finished their 5th LP with Deerhoof’s Greg Saunier behind the boards. Titled The Air Force the record is due for release on September 15. Jamie Stewart and company also have a covers EP/7″ package in the works, which will see stripped-down versions of tunes by Nina Simone, Bauhaus, and Elliott Smith. What’s more, the mopey noise-makers will be releasing a collaborative effort with ambient wonder Grouper as well as another XXL (Xiu Xiu and Larsen) effort. And if that wasn’t enough, Stewart is helping compose music for a McSweeney‘s DVD of early 20th century animation. Phew! All that’s left for Xiu Xiu is perhaps a feature film. Maybe A Hard Day’s Night with attempted suicides and analog static?
From what I hear the LP has 11 tracks and you can check out more on this band at: http://www.xiuxiu.org
We here at GREENARROWRADIO want to thank all of the listeners who called in to show their support to WHUS and our show by helping us exceed our show goal on the way to breaking our station goal of 27,000$. These monies will be put to immediate use, paying off an existing loan fo rour new(er) radio tower. We are going to be going digital, WHUS is moving into unchartered territory with this, but that is what we do best here. There are so many costs to the daily running and overall maintaining of this station that the one time a year we ask for our listeners to step up and join in and as always, they do. THANK YOU.
We did manage to get some tunes played between the guest appearences of the filthy one himself Dave Estell. Dean-o stopped thru to pitch in. Dean-o was the host of a popular show here on Wednesday mornings called Progressive Regression. He may be joining us from time to time to get back into it. Welcome him.
My Way Down, Chris Duarte Band
Letter to my Girlfriend, Chris Duarte Band
Can’t Call you no more, Hubert Sumlin Blues Party #
Poor me, Pour me, Hubert Sumlin Blues Party #
The Letter, Matt Schofield #
Back at Square one, Matt Schofield #
Please Love Me, Otis Rush #
It Takes Time, Otis Rush #
Daily Bread, Corey Harris #
Female Problems, Rev. Billy C. Wirtz #
Cure for Pain, Morphine
Equinox, Liquid Soul
Organ Colossus, Ron Levy’s Wild Kingdom #
Khaira, Corey Harris #
Lint of Love, Cibo Matto
Agni, Tom Rossi
Electric Moonshine, Dr. Didg
Country Death Song, Violent Femmes
yalla yalla, Joe Strummer
Nobody’s Fault but Mine, Alvin Youngblood Hart #
I need your Love, Fleetwood Mac (1969)
Samson & Delilah, Rev. Blind Gary Davis
Well, you be the judge. Is this a mere case of outstanding razzin’ in the modern age or is this just plain mean?
When USC guard Gabe Pruitt went up to take his first free throws during the game, he was greeted by the Cal fans with a rousing chorus of “Vic-tor-ia! Vic-tor-ia!” and a phone number. Pruitt went on to miss both free throws. Now, you might be asking, who is Victoria and why would the Cal fans chant out her name? Well, it turns out that days before, members of the Cal Rally Committee IM’ed Pruitt and pretended to be a UCLA co-ed named Victoria. They even sent fake pictures of “Victoria.” After going back and forth, the Cal students hooked, lined, and sinkered Gabe into thinking he was going to get the hook up after the game and so he gave “Victoria” his phone number and, well, that’s how he found his phone number not only chanted back at him, but held up on signs during the game.
Pruitt went onto go only 3 for 13 the whole night and Cal went onto win by eleven. While it’s hard to say whether or not Pruitt was fazed by all of this, if Cal fans want to go ahead and think they had a hand in it, they certainly have every right to. Cal’s team is currently considered to be a “bubble” team and unsure what the Tourney Gods have for them. While Cal’s RPI ranking might be not so hot, this stunt should give them a much higher FPO (Fans Punking Opponents) ranking. And if that’s not good enough, they should be let in only to see what they could cook up for J.J. Redick.
I think I am just plain impressed.
Listen to the podcast
I had the incredible fortune to speak with John Hammond jr. Check it out and see how much John and I have in common with our musical tastes. Also, some grammy award winning blues artist is picking UCONN to go all the way. Listen in.
John is a real soft telephone talker, so make sure your volume is up at the right notch. ENJOY!!
Isaac Hayes has quit “South Park,” where he voices Chef, saying he can no longer stomach its take on religion. Hayes, who has played the ladies’ man/school cook in the animated Comedy Central satire since 1997, said in a statement Monday that he feels a line has been crossed. NO, Lines being crossed on South Park. Now, that is news to me. NOT
There is a place in this world for satire, but there is a time when satire ends and intolerance and bigotry towards religious beliefs of others begins,” the 63-year-old soul singer and outspoken Scientologist said. I think we have just learned a little more about Mr. Hayes.
“Religious beliefs are sacred to people, and at all times should be respected and honored,” he continued. “As a civil rights activist of the past 40 years, I cannot support a show that disrespects those beliefs and practices.”
“South Park” co-creator Matt Stone responded sharply in an interview with The Associated Press Monday, saying, “This is 100 percent having to do with his faith of Scientology… He has no problem â€” and he’s cashed plenty of checks â€” with our show making fun of Christians.”
Maybe we should check with John Travolta on these matters?
Music was secondary to the sounds of the phones ringing. We at GreenArrowRadio and WHUS thank the listeners who supported the 1st edition of radiothon the greenarrow way. We met and exceeded our goal for the day and want to make sure you know how much it means to us. THANKS! We managed to get some music in for the thristy ears in all of us.
Threading the Needle, Liquid Soul
Ricky’s Hat, Liquid Soul
NY NO. 1, Sam Kininger #
Where I’m coming from, Sam Kininger #
Cold Beverages, G Love & Special Sauce
Shootin’ Hoops, G Love & Special Sauce
Get down Moses, Joe Strummer
Redemption Song, Joe Strummer
Beehive, Jihad Jerry #
The Owl, Jihad Jerry #
Burning Down the House, Tom Jones & the Cardigans
Skin it Back, Little Feat
Spainish Moon, Little Feat
I got a Woman, John Hammond #
My Baby’s Gone, John Hammond #
Jump, Jive and Wail, Bill Wyman & Rhythm Kings #
Jitterbug Boogie, Bill Wyman & Rhythm Kings #
Like a Buddha, Railroad Earth #
Pianola Strut, Dr. Didj
Riot Radio, the Dead 60’s
Blues Train, Elvin Bishop#
a new Rock-n-Roll, Frank Marino&Mohagny Rush
Here’s the scoop. This is a free form classic rock and jam band sort of good time show. Here’s white DJ Recon progrmammed for you while yours truly, just sat around.
Forever Young, Bob Dylan *
Girl I love your legs, Led Zeppelin
Skin it Back, Little feat
Spainish Moon, Little feat
turn on your Lovelight, Them
I put a Spell on You, Them
Rough Justice, the Rolling Stones #
Let me Down Slow, the Rolling Stones#
Come on Down, Strangefolk
Bungalo Bill, the Beatles
Horse w/no Name, America
I fought the Law, the Clash *
Should I Stay?, the Clash *
Tonite, the bottle let me down, Throw Rag #
Cry Baby, Janis Joplin
Moonlite Drive, the Doors
Hello, I love you, the Doors
She’s gone, O.A.R
King of the Thing, O.A.R
Needle & the Spoon, Lynard Skynard
Don’t Stand so Close to Me, the Police
Roxanne, the Police
Mysterious Ways, U2
Teach your Children, CSN&Y
HellHound Blues, John Hammond
Moustapha and I had the chance to speak with Mr. David Harrington about the upcoming show (March 21st) at the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts. What a pleasure it was to have a conversation with a musician who loves waking up and facing the next project. For more than 30 years now, Kronos has pursued a singular artistic vision, combining a spirit of fearless exploration with a commitment to expanding the range and context of the string quartet. In the process, Kronos has become one of the most celebrated and influential ensembles of our time, performing thousands of concerts worldwide, releasing more than 40 recordings of extraordinary breadth and creativity, collaborating with many of the world’s most eclectic composers and performers, and commissioning hundreds of works and arrangements for string quartet. Kronos’ work has also garnered numerous awards, including a Grammy for Best Chamber Music Performance (2004) and “Musicians of the Year” (2003) from Musical America.
The show at Uconn will be SUN RINGS. Sun Rings, written by longtime Kronos collaborator Terry Riley, is an evening-length work in 10 movements. With visual design by Willie Williams, lighting design by Larry Neff and sound design by Mark Grey, Sun Rings is a multimedia production featuring a choir and both sounds and images from space. The piece, commissioned for Kronos by NASA and others, received its first performance at the University of Iowa’s Hancher Auditorium in October 2002, and has since been performed in cities including London, San Francisco, Calgary, Tucson and Boston.
Listen to the interview here.
Go get your tickets soon! Dial 860-486-4226.
MINNEAPOLIS Mar 7, 2006 (AP)â€” Kirby Puckett, the bubbly, barrel-shaped Hall of Famer who carried the Minnesota Twins to two World Series titles before his career was cut short by glaucoma, died Monday after a stroke. He was 45.
All-Star in 1986-95
Led League in ba 89
Led League in hits 1987-89, 1992
Led League in RBIs 1994
Gold Glove in 1986-89, 1991-92
Hall of Fame 2001
Games Average HR RBI
1783 .318 207 1085 Career
10 .311 3 7 League CS
14 .308 2 7 World Series
A ballplayer who was a hero for the average guy. Thanks Kirby, for all the good “play it the way it was meant to be played” baseball.
Here’s what direction our 1st 3hours on Saturday took us.
C.A.Z, Mouth Music
Loyin’ Loyin’ Babatunde Olatunji
Dance of the Hunter’s Five, Mickey Hart
Ti Citron, 3 Moustaphas 3
I Go Ka, Ali Farke Toure/Taj Mahal
Cuban Connection, Outback
Water Drums I, Baka Forest People
Magic Carpet Ride, Pizzacato Five *
Barra Barra, Rachid Taha
Foqt Foqt, Rachid Taha
Alash Mshit, Cheb i Sabbah #
Hoochie Coo Chickie, Ivan”Boogaloo Joe”Jones
The Girl from Hell, Lee Rocker #
Rock this Town, Lee Rocker #
Rockin’ Harder, Lee Rocker #
Crow Jane, the Derek Trucks Band #
Dog Faced Boy, Eels
It’s Not that Funny, Eels
War of Man, Mr. Neil Young *
Try, John Mayer Trio *#
Clariton Beat, the Hi-Frequencies
Shaky, the Hi-Frequencies
Peggie Sue got Married, Hi-F
Sleeper hold on Satan, Rev. Billy C. Wirtz #
the KING and I, Rev Billy C. Wirtz #
Middle Aged Boggie Blues, Saffire #
Ain’t gonna Hush, Saffire #
Lightnin’ in these Thunder Thighs, Saffire #
East Side Woman, Alvin Jett & the Phat Noiz #
I put a spell on you, Buddy Guy/Carlos Santana #
Ain’t no Sunshine, B. Guy& T. Chapman #
Bone Pickin’ Jimmy Thackery/Tab Benoit *
Blues for Brazil, Roy Rogers
Snappy Kakkie, ZZ Top
Stagger Lee, Mississippi John Hurt
X-pressway to Your Heart, Merl Saunders&Friends
Times-a-Changing, Apple Gabriel
Finally, after a LONG two but really three weeks of being on vacation from the airways, I will be back on this Saturday from 9am until 12 noon. Phew, it feels like an eternity. I have had the musical skeleton of this show completed for two almost three weeks now.
Farewell to free form funk-a-fied filth, but the sounds will be similiar.
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autograph working manuscript of some of Brahms’ “Deutsche Volkslieder.”
NEW YORK (CNN) — A donor has given Juilliard his collection of 139 handwritten manuscripts, including works by Mozart, Debussy, Beethoven, Brahms, Copland, Schubert and Sibelius. Nearly 140 manuscripts date as far back as late 17th century. The gift was made by the school’s board chairman, Bruce Kovner, who had purchased autograph and working manuscripts, sketches, engravers’ proofs and other artifacts over the past 10 years.
They include the lost manuscript of a transposed continuo part for J.S. Bach‘s “Cantata BWV 176,” an autograph sketchbook for Stravinsky‘s “Petrushka,” and one of the earliest surviving manuscripts of Purcell‘s “Dido and Aeneas.”
“I truly feel like I’m in the presence of divinity,” said Joseph Polisi, president of Juilliard, at a news conference announcing the gift Tuesday. “No other conservatory has a collection like this.” Described as a “priceless collection,” many of the manuscripts contain corrections and notations made by the composers’ own hands, clearly demonstrating the creative process they went through to produce a masterpiece.
“It has been great fun to find these manuscripts and pull them together into this collection,” Kovner said. “I trust that what we are doing at the school will make it possible for Juilliard students and scholars to delve into the compositional processes of these great composers and share them with the rest of the world.” Kovner acquired many of the manuscripts anonymously at auction houses in New York, London and Paris. “I thought it would be a pleasure to own some of the great icons,” he said.
Scholars and performers will have to wait until 2009 to access the collection, which will be housed in the newly built Scholar’s Reading Room, as part of Juilliard’s expansion and renovation project.
Someone has popped a spring down at baseball’s spring training. Barry Bonds, I mean to say: The loveable Barry Bonds is making headlines again. No, not for more steroid talk or more knee surgery, today it was Bonds dressed in drag portraying Paula Abdul on American Idol, Giants left fielder Barry Bonds participates in a rookie hazing parody of the hit FOX show. Pitcher Jeff Fassero (left) is playing Simon Cowell, and second baseman Ray Durham is playing Randy Jackson on Tuesday in Scottsdale, Ariz. I think the heat has gotten to them.
OK Ok, these baseball hazing rituals or strange. And from what I noticed, it seems to me that Bonds hasn’t been a rookie in a long long time. So, maybe he just enjoys it. What do you think?