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A highlight from A Flying Saucer Love Song
"Planning. Welcome to this bonus episode of sound opinions. I am Greg Kant, my co host is Jim dearer goddess, and if you want to be the first to hear our bonus podcasts, become a sound opinions member on Patreon, like Jaime armada is, thanks for your support, Jamie. We really appreciate it. And as you know, Jim and I are crammed every episode with music that we love. Hence we created the bonus podcast for that very reason because we got more music that we want to play and talk about. Jim give us a little hint of what you're going to add to the desert island jukebox this week. Well, Greg, I have to pay tribute to one of the greats who just passed from a genre that I will forever associate with you because it was only you hipping me to the genius of tropicalia that opened my eyes. That Brazilian sound mixing psychedelic rock and native Brazilian rhythms and tempos. Yeah, that's where I'm going. I'm going to Brazil. Very, very cool. Looking forward to that, Jim. We're going to be back in a minute with that song from
A highlight from Neil Young
"Even if you've only listened to broken record a few times, you've likely heard Rick Rubin absolutely gush about Neil Young. Neil's been on the show three times now and his legendary body of work has been brought up by more musicians interviewed on this show than likely anyone else except for maybe Joni Mitchell. That's because Neil is a true artist. He's been writing and singing songs since the early 60s and his creative output has been near constant and in my opinion, virtually flawless for the last 6 decades. Neil recently stopped by shangri la following the release of crazy horses latest album world record. That one was produced by our own Rick Rubin, and on today's episode, Neil talks to Rick about the remarkable way the new songs were conceived. Neil also reminisces about recording after the gold rush in harvest, and he explains how THC changes his relationship to music. record. Liner notes for the digital age. I'm Justin richman. Here's Rick Rubin and Neil Young. Thank you so much for coming and talking to me today. It's my favorite thing. It's a favorite of mine too, Rick. We're like a couple of birds of a feather here. And sitting here in your studio. This beautiful place that I was in almost 50 years ago with Robbie and Rick and tell me about that. Well, you know, the Borg was smaller. It was a quad 8. It was up against the wall more that way. There was no area here. It was a little too crowded. But it wasn't bad. We had a good time, you know, I wasn't making music with them or anything. I was He was in her Dylan was in here, and I played him a couple of songs. I played him Cortes, and he liked Cortez. And he played in the recording, and he played for a while. I just played it just played it. I'm a guitar. Yeah, in a little room down there. And I was playing it for him and I played it. And then I played him, I mean, the guy is so great. I just had to play these songs. So I played this other song, it's called hitchhiker. And it's a song about every drug I ever took. And it tells a story of being straight and just everything. All the way through it. Chronologically through this whole long story. And at the end of the song, he said he looks at me and he goes, that's a very honest song, Neil. And that was it. It wasn't good. It wasn't bad. It was awesome. But it was honest. Yeah, that's cool. Have you seen his new book? It's cool. Listening to the audio version of it. It's really cool. I'd like to listen to the audio. Did he do it? He did parts. He did parts in a bunch of guests, but it's cool, it's cool the way it's put together with different people and his voice. Cool. Yeah. It's amazing. I've been doing interviews, you know, for the record. I don't usually do interviews like this, but I love this record. I love it so much, and I want people to know that I'm alive. Yeah, you know. It's a very basic thing. I haven't heard from Neil Young in a long time. Where is Neil Young? What happened? I stopped playing a couple of years ago, and so I haven't been anywhere. There's been three farm aids in a row I missed. And the same with the bridge school and all that. But I don't really miss it that much. I like playing music. I made a lot of records. I've made many records during that period of time. Three brand new ones and so I feel really good about that. What's the longest you've ever gone not playing with crazy horse? Probably a year and a half or something. So it's max. It's been a constant in your life for 50 years. Yeah. Amazing. Since 1970 69 70, when you write new songs, do you always know in advance whether this is something you want to record with crazy horse or not? No, I really don't, I don't, but usually, you know, I'm hanging out with them when I write it and you know, it's just happens. Like a song that I would anything that's Spacey, anything that's got any cosmic vibe to it at all. It's got to be crazy or it's because that's the loosest that it can be. And simple and loose and that's what I like. When you play with other musicians, does it change the way you play? Oh yeah. How? How does it work? I don't know. But I'm different. It's not the same as playing with the horse. Yeah. I mean, I've become I think I play the song and I deliver the song and I try to immerse myself in it. I am playing with promise of the real, it's a lot of fun. And we even did some stuff here in this studio that was pretty cool. And there's one that I laugh in. I don't know what I'm laughing in it. And we recorded it right here at changri law. And it going to a fair or a circus or something. That's wild. Do you always know what the songs are about when you're writing them? No. Usually I don't even care.
A highlight from Scoring Bad Women
"Wartime London, 1942. We listened to the songs, Pascal and Ed recorded for the new soundtrack and talk about their process for creating them. And at the end, they treated us to a nice performance. Here's that conversation with Pascal and Ed. And check out bad women season two. Hello, hello, Justin Pascal here, who's the composer sound designer. And I made, so I kind of got the band together for the bad women session. So yeah, Pascal's playing trombone, Ed splaying guitar. I'm now talking about myself in the third person like James Brown. Thanks so much for doing this guys. I appreciate it. No, not at all. Pascal, maybe you want to talk a little bit about bad women. For sure, yeah. Well, bad women is the second season of a podcast which began explaining and understanding the lives of Jack the Ripper's victims and it was very much a refocusing of that story. I mean, that's a story that's now what over a century old, but even in my youth, terrified me and I was a continent away and whatever 80 to a hundred years removed at that point, but infamous serial killer who stocked London streets and took women of the night as victims, right? Well, that's original series was really alongside an incredible book called the 5 written by the presenter of the show, bad women, Halle ribbon hold, and this book completely refocuses this story of Jack the Ripper. It rests that obsessive attention on the killer himself, which of course has created this incredible kind of put it a boogeyman story that people endlessly pick over and get very obsessed with the idea of who he might have been and all the rest of it. And what happens is that the victims who had interesting lives are just completely overlooked and it's become a sort of comfortable way to kind of write off some of the victims of saying, you know, well, you know, they were sex workers and there's almost a hidden kind of wink there saying there was somehow morally we could abandon them. But actually they had really interesting lives and what Halle really wanted to do with the book and then with the podcast that came. After it is just rebalance that whole tale. Let's look at the women. Let's look at the amazing and interesting lives what they had to deal with and let's stop obsessing with the idea of, you know, check the ripper and who he may or may not have been. And of course, one of the most, in some ways shocking revelations that you get when you dig into the story in those terms. Is that that central piece of information that almost everyone carries around about Jack the Ripper IE that his victims were prostitutes is turns out to be completely untrue. They weren't. That's the sort of setup in bad women season one, and in season two, there's some DNA from that that gets carried forward. We are talking about a killer and we're talking about a killer of women, but we're moves now to blitz era London and the killer is an RAF officer. And again, the focus is very firmly on who were the women, what were their lives like, and what was it like, you know, existing as a woman in those times, you know, helping with the war effort and very difficult for people to imagine or conceive of our heroes, you know, doing anything so grotesque. So again, we've ported from Victorian London through to blitzer of London and we're dodging in and out of clubs in Soho and hence, the more jazz themes that come up in the show. Right, so season two were in World War II era London, and a Royal Air force officers the killer. And of course, the theme that continues on from season one is refocusing the framing of the story from the killer to the women who had their lives taken from them. Exactly. Giving them something bad. Yeah. Yeah, and understanding the times they lived in and the particular pressures because, you know, all of that gets lost when you spend your time obsessing over forensic or otherwise details of who say Jack the Ripper was, whatever, you know, this stuff just gets lost to get swept away. And in many ways, it's much more interesting because it gives you a really interesting snapshot of how lives were at the time and the journeys people made and particularly women in this case. It's a very useful refocusing, I think. So that's sort of what you guys are tasked with with soundtrack, which is an interesting, I don't know, that's an interesting opportunity, interesting proposition. What was the first thing you did when you realized you were going to be making music for this new season? Whenever I start to project like this, I have this romantic idea of taking long walks and planning and really kind of devising my strategy and so coming up with a grand concept and then inevitably what actually happens is life catches up with you and you just crash in there and you get on with it. I'm a great believer in dumping myself into the middle of it and fighting my way out. Yeah. With bad women in this season two in particular, there's quite a strong sense of place. In the lucky position of also looking after the sound design on the show. And that's really interesting. And it's one of the things that's afforded to a degree by podcasting. There's a certain flexibility, the work patterns are not so ironed out, perhaps as they are in other industries. So there isn't a sort of separate sound design department. I am that as well. So it really means that I can think about the sound design and the music as a whole. I can get things to talk to each other. Actually what I really started to think about first was what's London going to sound like at this time and I didn't want to throw away the DNA of the music from the first season. You know, we wanted that sense of kind of linearity of keeping some of the tonal work from the first show and bringing that forward. So it really about trying to understand the kind of fabric of sound that sort of Soho and some of the places that we're diving in and out of in the show would have created. So actually I think my first port of call was to start with some sound design elements. Let's get the place alive. What do these clubs sound like? And it throws up a really interesting conundrum, really, because a restaurant in 1942 wouldn't necessarily sound a whole lot different how a restaurant would sound now. But how do you somehow trigger in people that the concept that they're being taken back in time? And in that sense, I think it's really interesting that one of the best ways to kind of fool people in that environment is to try and make the sounds almost appear to have been recorded back then, so slightly degrading them, giving that sense of that vintage sense. And I think it's really, it helps people be tricked back into that time. But going to the music side of it, it became quite clear quite early on when looking at the scenes in these bars and clubs of Soho of the time that jazz was going to form a part of this, the music they would be listening to down in these clubs, the jazz scene of the time, which Ed will speak more about. But in an environment where you're working, as we say, sort of in the business in the box, looking standing at a computer or sitting at a computer and devising this sound using a lot of virtual instruments and electronic instruments. It quickly became apparent to me that we really needed something real and human and alive and with all the cracks and the fractures and the mistakes and the looseness and the vibe that that would have. And that's when we cooked up the idea that if we could manage this, can we record some tracks that would have been relevant to the era and try and thread that through the show. And I'm so glad we did it. Yeah, the music turned out great. Ed, can you tell me a little bit about the jazz clubs of World War II era London? Yeah, so it was an interesting time, 1942, one of the big bangs if you like in European jazz was the Django Reiner hot club of France thing, you know, him and Stefan grip and all those amazing kind of gypsy players that were part of that scene. Can you play a bit of what the Django Reinhardt sound is? This guy's got a huge guitar. Does that not what jingle would have used? Django played an acoustic guitar in McAfee acoustic guitar which we did play on the sessions as well myself and Christian the other guitar player we're playing them on the sessions but I can sort of have a go on this big art stop. So basically in the hot club of France traditional setup you have in Django's original model, you'd have two rhythm guitar players. He'll be
A highlight from Buried Treasures & Ganser
"With Alicia games. The vocalist and bassist of one of our favorite Chicago bands, ganzer. I'm Jim D regattas. And I'm Greg kott, but first we share some buried treasures, new under the radar music you need to hear. You know, Jim, we do these segments fairly regularly on the show. There's so much great music out there that we can't get to in the regular reviews sections of our shows. Right. So we were able to collect a lot of music. And you know, both of us are looking for stuff that's generally not reviewed everywhere else. A couple of blocks and maybe it's not a Taylor Swift level type of thing. Let me tell you, this is a testament to our audience, Greg. I will share a little behind the scenes producer knowledge. These are among our most streamed favorite episodes. So our audience comes with us on this journey of discovery. That's where we're in it for. And people say, how do you find this stuff? And to me, word of mouth is the best critic there is. I mean, if somebody, a friend that you trust in music or somebody that you know listens to a lot of music says, hey, you really got to check this out. That word is golden for me. I'm going to check it out. Well, I didn't follow that methodology. I agree with you for the most part. I didn't follow that method this time, though. I strictly went to the stack of vinyl that had collected over the last couple of months. Having with my punk band just put out a vinyl album. You know, the pain in the neck of Stan, it took me 40 minutes in the post office to send a vinyl copy to Serbia. And I figured, you know, if this writer in Serbia really wants to hear this, I'm going to do it. But it was like, that was like, you know, a chunk of my day. Yeah. And I want you artists to know that I understand the sacrifice. I mean, first of all, there's a 9 month to yearlong weight right now to get vinyl from the pressing plants. An email with a link, you know, it costs zero money, right? But this is like, they wanted us to have this music. Yeah. But you're leading us off. I am. I'm not going to play a full length album. I'm going to play one of the 6 songs on an EP by an artist named Susan bells. The EP is called trust the waves will hold you. If you pay attention to liner notes on records, you're going to see Susan bells name around. She's been around for decades. Yes. Key member of poor dog pondering for years and years. Alejandro escovedo. Played with Susan on many of his projects. Mellencamp, you know, he loves his violin players. He loves to have a little violin in the one of violin. You want to fiddle Susan if you're lucky. So she has been stockpiling music over the years for a project. She doesn't release a ton of music under her own name. But when she does, you know, it's going to be good. And this is no exception. This particular EP is drawn from unreleased tracks that she recorded with poi dog circa 2000 and polished up during the recent pandemic lockdown. I mean, you know, what else he got to do, right? Look back at the archives, see what I've got in there. And here we have them. Her music to me has a feel like it could be a movie. Soundtrack to a movie. Beautifully orchestrated tracks, sort of an epic feel, the
A highlight from Jacob Collier, Part 2
"This is broken record. Liner notes for the digital age. I'm Justin Richmond. Here's Bruce Adlam and Jacob Collier. One of your early experiences on stage, I read, was you saying in a couple operas, I think he's saying in vodka and magic flute. But then you did Benjamin Britten. Yeah. And you said, I think it was his harmonies, like blew your mind or something. Now, I thought I would have to sit here and pretend to understand Benjamin Britain. And that was making me very nervous. I do like the interludes from Peter Grimes. Since I didn't know, I reached out to two people who do know, one's my brother fell, who's a conductor in Europe. Actually he used to teach at the Royal Academy. Oh, he did. I think, yeah. And my other is my brother Dave, who's a music theorist at eastman. Wonderful. So I said, what do I possibly say about this? They say Britain's harmony is not defined by something in and of itself. But here's how they related to you and maybe this is why you liked it so much. Your negative harmony. Uses what theorists call inversion. Tell me about negative harmony and how you use it. So negative harmony is quite an ancient idea. It's an idea based in polarity, so the idea that what goes up must go down, you know, a tree has branches that grow up and roots that grow down. And it's it happens in nature. And so I had a teacher of mine when I was at the Royal Academy for a couple of years, his name was barrack schmoe, and barracks studied with a very, very great saxophone play called Steve Coleman. And Steve Coleman is just one of the deepest musicians who's alive. And he has got very deep into studying certain musicians. There's one that he cites his name is Ernst levy, who wrote a book called a theory of harmony, and I've dipped into this book, and it's dense, but fascinating. And the idea is actually really simple. It's the idea that if you have a melody that goes, you know, and you reverse every direction. What goes up must go down. So the reflection of this is this. Right. So when you say the reflection, if there's a full tone up, it's a full tone down. Exactly. Yeah, it's like you put a mirror at this note, and this is upper tone, so that goes down a tone. Right like that. So the idea is very simple. So Steve has thought about this as a melodic idea. So a phrase, you know, like that. You know, and if I flip that, it's yeah. That's the reflection.
A highlight from Jacob Collier, Part 1
"First of two episodes featuring a musical genius. Multi instrumentalist Jacob Collier. In 2011, when Jacob was only 17, he began posting videos to YouTube of himself singing and playing music. They were a massive hit. His breakout video, a rendition of Stevie wonder's, don't you worry about a thing? Received millions of views and praise from musical legends like Herbie Hancock, David Crosby, and even Quincy Jones. Since then, he's gone on to release 5 albums, including his 2016 debut in my room, and in 2020 twos piano ballads. And 11 track album of improvised piano pieces he played at various shows during the recent tour. Throughout his career, Jacobs collaborated with artists like sza, Coldplay, ty dolla sign, Tori Kelly, Daniel Caesar, and herder. He's also won 5 Grammy Awards, and is the first UK artist to win a Grammy for each of his first four albums. On today's episode, Bruce Helen speaks with Jacob Collier about the making of his latest live album, his creative process, and his musical admiration for Stevie Wonder. Jacob also plays piano throughout the two episodes, illustrating advanced musical concepts. These conversations with Jacob are the world's most interesting music theory
A highlight from Angry Young Man Part 1
"Welcome to hip parade. A podcast of pop chart history from slate magazine about the hits from coast to coast. I'm Chris millan, chart analyst, pop critic, and writer of slate's wise this song number one series. On today's show, 44 years ago, in November, 1978. This single was issued by a bespectacled Brit who had the nerve to name himself after the king of rock and roll. It was a peace Nick anthem with a punk rock title. What's so funny about peace love and understanding? What's so fun about this woman. The song by Elvis Costello and his band the attractions was written and produced by the man who first recorded it. Another Brit named Nick Lowe and like his friend Costello, lo was hard to define. These men had been called everything from pub rock to power pop to post punk. Cruel to be kind that's a very good sign with the crew to be kind by the late 70s, all of these scrappy scenes were fusing under the catch all term new wave, which caught on with the public and began to generate hits on both sides of the Atlantic. Within she really gonna take him home tonight this year hits from artists like Joe Jackson, another Spitfire who carried himself like a bruiser, but wrote like a balladeer. Together with Elvis Costello and another British rocker named Graham Parker, who was winning a claim from scores of critics and tastemakers. Protection just can't get them just can't get no protection. He's acerbic blokes became known as the angry young men. And ironic title considering they were tender and soulful as much as they were angry. I know this word is killing you but the name stuck Costello Jackson and Parker were the locus of what new wave became. Growing out of England's pub rock and punk rock scenes and the transatlantic sound of power pop. I'm a man of the man sure, these guys knew how to knock out a fearsome reva. Nothing up until you get to you. And often their lyrics were spiteful and full of content. Every day stupid faction oh yeah, but by the 80s, they're not so secret, sophistication was peaking through. As their music ranged far beyond the confines of post punk. Makes you like your eggs on the Jersey side and. The gym champ jump in Jai makes you and while other more accessible British acts took the new wave sound to the bank in America. Don't stand so close to me don't stand don't stand the angry young men had to diversify their sound to crack our top 40.
A highlight from Nnamd, Opinions on Alvvays & Makaya McCraven, Plus RIP Mimi Parker from Low
"Pharmacist from the you always album blew rev. That's always a little spelling challenge. Everybody wants all these, but it's always, that's the way they pronounce it. And it's a third studio album by this Canadian indie pop band. They have a new rhythm section on this record. The lead singer and guitarist and keyboard player are intact Molly rankin. The vocalist in the band. She comes from a famous musical family, the rankin family, her dad was a noted fiddle player with the Celtic folk family collective, the rankin family, and Molly also played a little fiddle along the way. But she decided she wanted to write songs and branch out on her own eventually. She grew up in Nova Scotia, writing music with her neighbor, the keyboardist Kerry mcclellan. And later met Alec o'hanley, the guitar player, that he self financed their first record. It took him a year to find a label to put it out. A self titled record that eventually emerged in 2015. And they had a huge breakthrough hit Archie marry me. It's the name of the song. Antisocialites followed in 2017 and now we have their third album. Drummer and bassist are new on this record shared and Riley and Abby Blackwell and producer Sean Everett, who's done some big records for Casey musgraves, war on drugs, killers. Now he's working with always. The album is called blue rev from always and the track is called pomeranian spinster on sound effect.
A highlight from NEW YORK'S SINGER - SONGWRITER MARLIII
"Welcome to size up the music. I'm your host WJ. My special guest is New York singer songwriter, morally. So come on in, take off your shoes. And this size of the music. Welcome aboard Molly. How are you doing? Hi, I'm doing great. How are you? All right. More than you have a fantastic voice. But you also are a multi instrumentalist. How many instruments do you play? I play guitar, piano, harp, bass guitar, mandolin, voice, a couple other auxiliary instruments, so like a little ukulele, a little percussion, so I would say at least 6. Maybe like 8, including the others. Oh, they're special. That is where this is called a multi instrumentalist. Do you write produce and perform your music? I do, in fact, the right produce and performing music. It's a lot of energy, but it's what I love. I love to contribute to all aspects of creating. Molly, I say that you are an independent music teacher. Has this changed your focus off of your music? And now I'm teaching. As an independent music teacher, my focus would still be music, so this is because I'm teaching music. So inspiring and coaching and mentoring younger musicians in their journeys of music. I did have a couple of music teachers growing up myself and sometimes I wish there were I had like a mentor in a certain direction and so I like to be that direction for the future and give my input and feedback to inspire to have clarity in their music. Have another, sir? Where did you learn all of this music technology from? I learned about music tech when I was in college at hofstra university. I took an independent study for music production there and earned a grant from Harmon JBL's 1000 dream fund for my contributions towards stem. And I also earned a grant from the national association of music merchants. The president's innovation award. I tell you that fantastic. This is fantastic. As a musician, music teacher, vocalists, deucer, and all the other things that you do, what do you hear in your music? That no one else hears. And my music, I feel like I hear the cute more than maybe the average person 'cause it's something I listen to and I'm producing. So I hear the low ends, the high ends, and the mids, and. It's very diverse. I hear 20 decibels, so 20,000. Hurts. Yeah, it hurts. That's the word. Hurts. That's definitely the word. And that's incredible. I just love our music. And what is your music journey? Low 5 music is a genre. Where there are deliberate choices of imperfections and contexts of the recording, I would consider my music a little bit lo fi in that sense because I put sound qualities that aren't necessarily a recipe for contemporary commercial music, it's more of just what's coming from the heart and what feels right. Soulfully and so I also get this graininess and vintage kind of sound from having a very DIY setup so that's where I feel that lo fi kind of vibe in my music. And my music genre, I also sometimes call quirk pop because it does own into those imperfections. They're fun and my music, you know, they're not mistakes. They're quirky. They're cool. Wow. Do you just dissect at the heart of your music? That's incredible. Fantastic. Molly, how are inspiring into your music to your fans and why? I hope very inspiring, but I feel like it's hard for me to measure right now because I've been DIY just independent, but I wonder if there's a way I can study this, just really see how dedicated and inspired my fans are making me think of some things I should do to learn more about my musicianship that I appreciate that. Just keep doing music coming. You have hot music out now, right? I most recent release is a song called ghost that I wrote recorded and pretty. Are you working on an album? So my first full length album is going to be called hold your hopes. I am hope to drop in 2023. How can your fans find your music? Do you have a website? WWW dot music with Marley dot com. Music with MA or else. I dot com. Or you can also follow me on Instagram. At music with Marley. That music with MA are out. I used check it out along with my other songs by Googling Marley M, ARL.
Adele Is IG Official With Rich Paul
"Guys as dell has gone instead of their show with her new man rich paul. They went to a wedding together over the weekend and adele shared this photo from a photo booth snapshot looking gorgeous now. Adele rarely even post pictures of herself. So this is a huge deal. What were your first thoughts and you saw this. I knew this was coming by the way i after she did that. Whole with the braids like she was and the jamaican flag outfit. See that was coming right here. If adele's happy then why shouldn't we all be happy for us. She went through a wedding that of marriage that failed. Come on now. I knew right then because you say once you go black cleveland. I've known hjelm love him. He came up through the ranks. Lebron wanna lebrons boys. I'm so proud of him. And i'm i'm happy. Happy for him. And i can't wait to hear her new music. Because tail is going to go from sending the little sad solves. She goes star singer. Some being make the status. Oh yes watch this.
Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine Goes on Anti-Mask Rant at New Jersey Concert
"Heavy metal with a message. Megadeath rotman dave mustang endorses what endorses rick. Santorum what okay. I did not see that one coming. That would actually wasn't the story that was looking for. But anyway this frontman. From megadeath. Dave mustang. He is well he was in a concert. He was giving a concert. He stopped he turned to the crowd and he talked. He tells them to look to their left. He tells them to look to the right. And what did they see. A bunch of massless people that are enjoying themselves that are enjoying life any reminds them what liberty is and what tyranny is
Indie Musician's New Album Reckons With Extreme Weather
"Floods devastated areas of the midwest in twenty nineteen. That's summer musician. Ella williams also known as squirrel flower was on tour. I remember driving on a highway through missouri and there was such immense flooding that the flat farmland just looked like a lake. The image doc wither and as the effects of climate change worsen. She says she's not alone. Feeling overwhelmed by the power of water and her new album planet. I lands channels. The things -iety. She creates lyrical images of floods and storms to explore broader themes of fear and helplessness and she wrestles with how to face problems in life that feel out of her individual control not scared.
Traditional vs. Contemporary Classical Music
"Today we are talking about the somewhat controversial topic of traditional versus contemporary. And this is a debate in pretty much all areas of life or art forms, whether you are thinking literary. So where you have a more traditional or even historical type fiction versus contemporary fiction or in music, if you like the traditional sounding songs, very classical, or a more contemporary pop genre, and obviously to apologize to everything else, like politics, if you have your more traditional people and your more contemporary progressive people anyway, I personally believe that it's important that we can appreciate things on both sides. Of the line. So when it comes to more traditional sounding violin music, you're going to think, especially a lot about Bach baro, classical era, music like Mozart, so here's a little box. Okay, so this very ornate decorative sounding music or you might have something even from the romantic time period, which was 19th century. Right? Now, if you are actually trying to do something more contemporary, you might do a little bit more with improvisation, although actually in the baroque era Bach did improvise a lot. But for example, if this was like twinkle little star. You know, Abu Dhabi in French Mozart did a ton of variations on that. But a contemporary version of that could be.
Octavia Spencer Apologizes for Prenup Joke
"All right. Now tabby taibbi spencer has apologized to britney spears and sam gary remember we were talking about the prenup situation and she made a joke. You know to make sure. You get a pre-nup wednesday announced britney spears announced that she was engaged. Whoa now she's apologizing for that. She apologized privately and she wrote an instagram posts. Y'all a few days ago. Sam britney announced their engagement and me being me. I made a joke. My intention was to make them laugh. Not cause pain. I restarted this lovely cup of privately to apologize and now wants to restore just a smidge of happiness. That they were robbed of. She said britney fans have seen her through a lot of pain and found happiness where thrilled for her seles. Show them love no negativity
Broadway Will Not Disclose Box Office Grosses
"You probably know usually the broadway league releases figures every monday about box office grosses. They're not releasing those this year. They they've said stuff about like well you know plays are staggered is not the same. Also there's There's reduced reduced shows for a lot of shows. Not everybody's doing eight shows a week so we don't know i do know that waitress that the night it opened they did make an announcement that waitress itself had broken All the previous broadway records for single performance ticket sales. They made it almost two hundred thousand dollars in ticket sales But besides that all when i was at passover tusa empty seats When i was at hagerstown. I didn't see a single one and i'm sure that last night i think the odds are very good. That every seat was filled last night. They would have been sold out all the people who wanted to be part of that history. How it will continue that way.
Man Arrested Outside of Ariana Grande's Home for Flashing Knife
"Scary. Stalker incident played out at arianna grandes home yesterday. Tmz reports aaron brown showed up at her house in the middle of the night and demanded to see her. The report says he pulled a knife when security asked him to leave. Police responded they arrested him. They don't know if she was home or not. What her team says. They are filing a restraining order against him a knife on him though praising
Nicki Minaj Says She Isn't Attending the Met Gala Because She Isn't Vaccinated
"Is could not attend the twenty twenty one met gala last night because she's unvaccinated that was one of the requirements to attend along with wearing a mask tied. She tweeted they. Want you to get vaccinated for the matt if i get vaccinated. It won't be for the met. It'll be once i feel. I've done restarts. She also tweeted. Prior to sunday's mtv that started had cova so she ended up pulling out of her plan performance for that. If you were wondering. I know she was kinda hyped up that she was going to be a part of the show and then she was no she also made this accusation via a tweet that one of the reasons she's not getting vaccinated is because a friend of her cousin got swollen balls from the shot. Tucker carlson on fox. News talking about that. So nicki minaj is a huge rap artist. Not sure there's much overlap between her audience and this and she has an opinion on vaccine mandates. She tweeted about it. You said that her cousin in trinidad quote won't get the vaccine. Because his friend got it and his testicles became swollen. His friend was weeks away from getting married. Now that grow called off. The wedding seem sensible to the fact swells up your msnbc host joy. Reid took nicot task on her style. And people like nicki minaj. This you have a platform sister. That is twenty two million followers. People listen to you. Listen you wanna listen to me for you to use your platform to put people in the position of dying from disease. They don't have to die from. Oh my god as a fan as a hip hop van somebody. Who's your fan. I'm so sad that especially please. Don't encourage the black community to skip. The vaccine is she ended up
Britney Spears Gets Engaged With 'Lioness' Engraved Ring
"Story. This morning is that britney spears is engaged. that news was everywhere when it broke. Yesterday her boyfriend turned fiance. Sam ascari the question with a four carat diamond ring has to made by new york based designer roman malayev. It's a pretty simple ring. I mean you can see it on the dirty page in the morning dot com at platinum band with four carat diamond and then sam had his nickname for britney engraved in the band. It says lion. Ah by the way that setting is now being called the brittany so you can actually participate if interest. Which makes you wonder if that did they get a deal. There was some sort of there was some sort of collab- there but so brittany posts video showing off her new playing on instagram yesterday in her captions that i can't believe obviously. She's so excited. Well laptop congratulate messages in the comments. But also this comment from actress octavia. Make him sign a prenup and you notice it right away. Because obviously she has a blue star. Her name so
Conor McGregor and Machine Gun Kelly Get Into Fight
"Machine gun kellyanne conor mcgregor got into some type. A little scuffle on the red carpet. Nobody knew there was an issue between the two of them but security did have to step in and separate the two of them now machine gun. Kelly was questioned about what went down. Here's what he said. A little scuffle with conor mcgregor on the cover. What happened so he hit the mike and then You know mega facts. We're not allowed to talk about that. We're not allowed to say. Don't they said it's amazing. The as we're last night and with all the performances in the ward that were given out we start with the drama at the barclays. Well this is all before the awards. It we're trying to do whatever they said that They said kinda asked them for a picture and he turned down. And you got upset. That's what they were saying right so there's always going to get that mad
Tour Manager Mick Brigden Dead at 73
"And then. The longtime manager for the rolling stones and bob bob dylan died in a freak accident. He was digging a hole for the family. Dog got inside the grave and it collapsed in on him. Ou and talk about a guy who's got stories about the record. The rock and roll world rolling stones. And bob dylan through their height. He was their manager but yeah he's digging a grave for the family dog and it collapsed on him and they said he dies instantly. But how do they know that that i mean. That's a truly dish was he doing. I wanted to know you got down in. It and the dog hadn't even died yet. I think right. I think it was just thick. Yeah
Saint Etiennes Sarah Cracknell on Making an Album in Lockdown
"So we're gonna talk about the short while but firstly you get everybody in the band in different parts of the country now. Euro urine oxford. If you just said pete wiggs in. Hove actually bob. Stump is bradford. How did you go about making this record. When you all geographically distributed all zoom like we have to do everything these days Yeah we used to share. I mean we to concern about the kind of feeling of the record. What we wanted it to say proper now. Kind of very complicated concept. If you that but with the idea is what would happen was the pete send may music might count with some bits of melody as few words not many words on the record and we just share ideas and then come to edit them so was it was kind of made you on a computer in the manner of the ancient art method exquisite corpse. What person does a bit puzzled. Saudi else they fiddle with it. I guess posture out your cupcakes constantly. Just mentioned that this album about memory and optimism that that time between nineteen hundred. Seventy two thousand and one. The labor party just won an election. Victory it's this little little island of of Things might not be dreadful. What generated us. We must algae feeling. Was it being separated from the rest of the land at having to do it through the window at it. I think there is an element to fat. An it's about thinking time you remember. That was optimistic. Seemed like great things happening. And it's about how your memory gets you'd over time and i think we'll probably look back home. The last eighteen months two years with that. Same kind of feeling you know. There's some bits of being looked down. The i really love the very first day over the us and did a lot of making bread out with the teens in watching boats sets and stuff in them but yet you know. I'll probably just remember as bits in a few years time in older the credits but Yet it's about memory and how it gets mixed up in your mind
How Mariah Carey's 'Glitter' Sparkled to Life After Nearly Two Decades
"Everyone including mariah tried to forget about glitter flash forward though seventeen years and then everything changes for that album with the justice for glitter campaign. What was that. The justice glitter campaign in late. Two thousand eighteen a group of mariah carey fans which it should be noted call themselves the lamela because mariah carey refers to her fans as lambs and her leading the flock are glittering shepherd. So they come together on twitter and decided that glitter has been maligned for far too long and so they mobilized to get glitter to number one on the album charts and the way that they do. This is someone put together. Someone who is a massive mariah carey fan puts together this very elaborate listening schedule of all the mariah carey albums so that people can get you know really in the groove before they start listening to glitter all the time and through that it started picking up steam mariah carey tweets about it. And then it goes to number one glitter soundtrack. Back in the top ten tagged justice widow. Lamle thing that's really interesting about. This is that it wasn't the anniversary of this album. It was just. It just happened very organically over twitter because her fan base decided that it was time for people to be able to hear something that she really tried to bury for a long time and that in the cultural consciousness wasn't as well known as anything else that she had
‘The Metallica Blacklist’ Is an Enormous Tribute to an Enormously Influential Album
"Thirty years ago. In nineteen ninety-one the california heavy metal band metallica released its fifth studio album. The record was simply called metallica but earned the nickname the black album. Thanks to its mostly black. Cover to songs on. The black album. Represented a shift from metallica. They were more accessible melodic than the epic heavy metal shredders. The band was known for and music. Fans aided up the black album debuted at number one on the billboard. Two hundred the records. I single enter. Sandman reached number sixteen on the hot one. Hundred singles chart and over. The last thirty years has become an anthem. Used pump up crowds at sporting events in stadiums. All over the world now. A collection of songs called the metallica blacklist celebrates the thirtieth anniversary of metallica's black album it features stevie bridges my morning jacket kamasi washington and fifty other artists covering tracks from the black album.
R&B Singer Jaheim Hoagland Charged With Animal Cruelty After Dogs Found in Water-Filled Crates
"Rb singer hime. He was arrested for animal cruelty after allegedly. They were starving dogs in his house in new jersey. He's been charged with third degree animal cruelty and failure to provide necessary care to an animal on monday. They said officers responded to a report of a puppy in distress. That's when they discovered six dogs in separate animal crates on the driveway and they said the animals were partially. The crates were partially filled with several inches of water. Dog feces and one dog was found unresponsive. So they said the They also found nine more dogs He had already been arrested on an unrelated matter outside of his home. Police did find nine more dogs in various stages of emaciation without access to food and water inside the residence so in total they recovered twelve mixed breed pit bull terriers a to american staffordshire. Terriers and one mixed breed boxer. Why do you want somebody would have that many dogs. Not careful by why. What's the purpose of having to install them as