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.
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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?
We are interested in hearing your memories about Don Knotts. Even if they seem too weird to mention.
My memory is something that is odd, we had a UPS truck driver that always delivered around my block as a kid. I sware it was Don Knotts. One day while waiting for the bus, all the kids gathered together and shouted, “Hey, you look like Don Knotts” as he drove bye. He actually made one of those classic Mr Furley type faces.
GREECE, N.Y. (AP) – Jason McElwain had done everything he was asked to do for the Greece Athena High School basketball team – keep the stats, run the clock, hand out water bottles. That all changed last week for the team manager in the final home game of the season. The 17-year-old senior, who is autistic and usually sits on the bench in a white shirt and black tie, put on a uniform and entered the game with his team way ahead. McElwain proceeded to hit six 3-point shots, finished with 20 points and was carried off the court on his teammates’ shoulders. McElwain, 5-foot-6, was considered too small to make the junior varsity, so he signed on as team manager. He took up the same role with the varsity, doing anything to stay near the sport he loves. Coach Jim Johnson was impressed with his dedication, and thought about suiting up McElwain for the home finale. His performance was jaw-dropping: 20 points in four minutes, making 6-of-10 3-point shots. The crowd went wild.
McElwain didn’t begin speaking until he was 5. He lacked social skills but things got easier as he got older. He found many friends and made his way through school in this Rochester suburb, although many of his classes were limited to a half-dozen students. And he found basketball. Even though McElwain was in uniform for the Feb. 15 game, there was no guarantee he would play – Athena was battling for a division title. The fans, however, came prepared. One section of students held up signs bearing his nickname “J-MAC” and cutouts of his face placed on Popsicle sticks. McElwain will soon be done with high school basketball, then enroll in business management this fall at Monroe Community College. “I’ll go on to college and I’ll try to hoop there,” he said. “I just love it, it’s one of the greatest sports in the world.”
WAY TO GO JASON
Henry Rollins has been getting a lot of attention these days from the Australian media â€” after all, it’s not every day that some American punk icon calls Australia’s prime minister a “sissy.” Prime Minister John Howard caught Hank‘s wrath during the rocker’s most recent trip to Australia. On the flight from New Zealand, Rollins said he was reading a copy of Wall Street Journal correspondent Ahmed Rashid‘s book “Jihad: The Rise of Militant Islam in Central Asia.” The man sitting next to him took objection to the book and reported Rollins to the Australian government. Now, here comes the part where you say to yourself that stupidity isn’t ONLY running amuck in our government.
“The guy phoned me in to their, like, anti-terrorist board, and they found me â€” they looked me up,” he said. “They looked up the flight and found out who was sitting in seat 10A and they got to me. And they said, ‘OK, you’re now a person of interest. The man next to you does not agree with your politics and he didn’t like the book you were reading.’ This kind of provocation, I don’t respond very well to. I was furious. And so I wrote back, ‘You can tell everyone at your office, including your boss, to go f— themselves. This book has been read by a ton of people â€” I am not a threat to your state or any state or any republic.’ ” In the actual text of his online response, Rollins added: “Baghdad‘s safer than my hometown, and your PM is a sissy.”
–note to self, only read comic books on airliners
Eight years separate 2005’s A Bigger Bang, the Rolling Stones‘ 24th album of original material, from its 1997 predecessor, Bridges to Babylon, the longest stretch of time between Stones albums in history, but unlike the three-year gap between 1986’s Dirty Work and 1989’s Steel Wheels, the band never really went away. The tight, sleek, muscular band showcased there was a surprise â€” they played with a strength and swagger they hadn’t had in years â€” but a bigger surprise is that A Bigger Bang finds that reinvigorated band carrying its latter-day renaissance into the studio, turning in a sinewy, confident, satisfying album that’s the band’s best in years. I have certainly not found it easy for such praise to come off my tounge for Mick and mates in a long time. What distinguishes A Bigger Bang is that it captures the Stones simply being the Stones, playing without guest stars, not trying to have a hit, not trying to adopt the production style of the day, not doing anything but lying back and playing. But that’s what makes A Bigger Bang a big deal: it’s the Stones back in fighting form for the first time in years, and they have both the strength and the stamina to make the excellent latter-day effort everybody’s been waiting for all these years.
2005 Virgin Records. **** go get it.
SAN FRANCISCO–In 1970, 20-year-old student Bill Sagan had his first real brush with rock and roll history at an early Led Zeppelin concert at Chicago’s fabled Aragon Ballroom.
Now the entrepreneur owns one of rock’s biggest treasure troves of recorded shows by Zeppelin and other history-making bands, and he’s beginning to share it freely online. Since 2002, Sagan has owned the full archives of legendary promoter Bill Graham, whose concerts featuring performers such as the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Jimi Hendrix and others helped define the late 1960s and early ’70s. Late last week, Sagan began putting excerpts from these concerts, many of which have never been released, online by way of a free Internet radio station on his company’s Wolfgang’s Vault site.
Sagan is a businessman, on the surface very different from the bushy-bearded, long-haired artists depicted in the black-and-white photographs lining the walls of his warehouse office. But Graham was a businessman too, with a reputation for being hard-nosed about making money as he promoted the peace-and-love generation’s soundtrack.
The warehouse itself is a rock history buff’s dream. Three floors are lined with shelves, which are stacked full of boxes of posters, pristine tickets for the Fillmore West and Fillmore East shows, postcards, T-shirts and original photographic negatives. Sagan estimates there are more than 20 million individual pieces here. In the basement of the warehouse is the room that holds close to 5,000 hours of videotaped concerts, and a comparable quantity of audio. Nobody’s quite sure what Graham had intended to do with all the footage, Sagan says. The vast majority of it is unseen and unheard, with the exception of occasional bootlegs of the same shows. http://www.wolfgangsvault.com/
We all know that you and you are waiting to know which pooch won the Westminster Kennel Club highest honor of America’s top dog. A colored bull terrier called Rufus used his head Tuesday night at the Madison Square Garden Arena. Rufus’ selling point? His head – perfectly shaped like an egg. Rufus was the first dog in his breed to win at the nation’s most prestigious show. Handler Kathy Kirk said she was “ready to pass out” from the pressure, but her nearly 6-year-old dog that she playfully calls “Puppyhead” seemed to take it all in stride.
At a show that drew 2,622 entries in 165 breeds and varieties, Rufus really earned this victory. He beat out a favorite Norfolk terrier named Coco and a Dandie Dinmont co-owned by Bill Cosby just to reach the final ring. When it got down to Best in Show, Rufus was picked over a popular golden retriever, a Rottweiler handled by a former Florida State linebacker, a prize pug and a spirited Dalmatian.
Rufus left the Garden around midnight. He’ll certainly be dog tired by Wednesday night.
“I was supposed to tell someone?”
From the Wednesday 2-5am time slot, where sleep and awake crossed and just waved. Then we held down the Wednesday5-7am with much laughter and cobwebs. NOW, we are going to be in the best time slot out there. Saturday Mornings from 9am until 12 Noon. Greenarrowradio will have 3, yes THREE hours of the airwaves to fill up your thirsty earholes.
So bring your working gloves, your back braces and a bottle or two of elbow grease cuz……
And I must admit, change is a good thing for us creatures of habit. I doubt I will FORGET and wake up before the sun on any Wednesday morning and proceed to the station. HIGHLY DOUBTFUL.
Really. What would you prefer? Waking up at 0′ dark 30 or getting an extra hour of programming time for a saturday gig that doesn’t take away the afternoon or evening?
Either way, GreenArrowRadio looks to bring its random music for the thirst earhole…and we realize that everyone does hear with the same ears, soooo we tend to highly ADHD when programming. We always conjure up some new music to keep the listening ears learning and fresh. We blend in something for the crowd of ears that like it a little loud and raucus. Bluegrass…Every now and again, there is even a reminder of where many of our tunes originated….and a dabbling of world music to remind us how far we have made it…at least musically.
Something I feel is very important is hearing from artists first hand, therefore, I spend a large amount of time trying to interview people I feel have something to say and people I have always wanted to talk to. I am interested to hear of an artist that you have always wished of speaking to.
We cater to all kinds of thirsty ears…tune and and you’ll hear for yourself.
Saturday Mornings 9-Noon. WHUS 91.7FM Radio for the People.
I must admit that John Long has something. He has the ability to be real, sound real and sound real good too. In a world where you seem to need to hace a slick style or gimmick of some sort, John Long keeps it to what he knows. The Blues. He has been surrounded by blues music his whole life. His original music will somehow take you back to what you think of as THE BLUES.
Tired of the same ole bluesy sounding music. Do yourself a favor and give a listen to this album if you are tired of the same old, old Blues. Here is some NEW OLD blues. Yeah, I know this review is brief but you need to check this out on your own. I guess it just keeps sounding better each time I give it a whirl.
So, Whirl it…Whirl it a good one.
Lady, Fela Kuti
Stamping, Postal Workers of Ghana
Beautiful Maria of my Soul, Los Lobos
War of Man, Neil Young
Soldiers of Love, Pearl Jam
Kittynapper, the Herbalizer
French Exit, DareDiablo
We Get Low, the Dead 60’s
No More Tears, OZZY
the Dawn Patrol, Ride
Ganja, Frogwings w/D. Trucks/J. Popper
Shooting Hoops, G-Love
10 Dollar Man, ZZ Top
Muleskinner Blues, Bill Wyman & the Rhythm Kings
I shall not be Moved, B. Wyman & Rhythm Kings
Sittin’ in the Barber’s chair, Al Copley/Hal Singer
I put a Spell on you, Buddy Guy/Carlos Santana
Play w/your Poodle, James Cotton
Feelin’ Good, James Cotton
Pressure Cooker, John Long
Blues & Boogie Woogie, John Long
Blue Guitar, Hubert Sumlin’s Blues Party
G-Spot Tornado, Frank Zappa
Head in the Sky, Atomic Rooster
a friend, a teammate, someone I hope to be.
Hourglass, Band of Bees
The Sausage Canoe, Head of Femur
Easy Street, Head of Femur
Rock El Casbah, Racid Taha
Istanbul Twilihgt, Brooklyn Funk Essentials
Rivers of Babylon, Jimmie Cliff
Sitting in Limbo, Jimmie Cliff
the Witching Hour, Hi-Frequencies
Bouncer, Steve Kimock Band
Expensive Sh*t, Fela Kuti
White Fang, Bill Frissell
After Midnight, Merl Saunders and Friends
Expressway to your Heart, Merl Saunders and friends
Snappy Kakkie, ZZ Top
Enjoy & get it on, ZZ Top
I Wish you Would, John Hammond
Shake for me, John Hammond
When it Rains it Pours, Charlie Musselwhite
the Creeper, James Cotton
Hold me Baby, Cotton w/Jimmie Vaughn
Home in your Heart, Derek Trucks band w/Solomon Burke
Lipstick Traces, Delbert McClinton
Rock Candy, Fabulous T-Birds
Someday, Big Bros. & the Holding Co.
Berlin Blues, Climaxx Blues Band.
Coretta Scott King, who turned a life shattered by her husbandâ€™s assassination into one devoted to enshrining his legacy of human rights and equality, has died. She was 78. ” I understand that she was asleep last night and her daughter went in to wake her up and she was not able to and so she quietly slipped away. Her spirit will remain with us just as her husbandâ€™s has.â€ a family friend stated.
She was a supportive lieutenant to her husband, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., during the most tumultuous days of the American civil rights movement. She had married him in 1953. After her husbandâ€™s assassination in Memphis, Tenn., on April 4, 1968, she kept his dream alive while also raising their four children. She worked to keep his ideology of equality for all people at the forefront of the nationâ€™s agenda. She goaded and pulled for more than a decade to have her husbandâ€™s birthday observed as a national holiday, then watched with pride in 1983 as President Reagan signed the bill into law. The first federal holiday was celebrated in 1986.
There is so much more to the story of Mrs. King’s days here with us and I ask all of you to read up more on her.-Mr.G
In the upcoming weeks I will be setting up a time and a date to speak with Mr. James Cotton, or just COTTON as his friends call him. Cotton became known as the ultimate showman. By the time he got to the center of the stage and blew his first note, the audience was on it’s feet, dancing, screaming, sweating right along with him, and having a good time. That is what it was all about. “Boogie, boogie, boogie,” he’d wail from the stage. He became famous for his back flips. An old fan reminisced with him at a recent festival, “James, the first time I saw you do a back flip, man, I was shocked,” he said, shaking his head, “I’d never seen one before! Thanks.” Cotton laughed, patted his stomach, and replied, “Well, you aren’t getting the flips tonight but you WILL get the music. It is an old, true story – there are nights when he blows his harmonica so hard the keys fall out in his hands. A man with a good sense of humor, his old fans and friends like to remember one night when he began playing so hard his harp fell apart, “Oh, I’m just warming up,” he teased them with a big smile.
Stay Tuned for the date of this extraordinary interview.
Fact: the year 2005 is Cotton’s 61st year in the entertainment business. What an amazing adventure this man is experiencing with his little harmonica. Congratulations SUPERHARP