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A highlight from P.S. I Love You: Rene Fleming Sings Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin
"And finally, one day I'm in my little bedroom and I decide I have to call him today and I open up my flip phone and I go through my contacts until I find the name Ben. And I'm pacing back and forth in my bedroom until finally, I don't know exactly what I'm going to say, but I start the call. And I sit in the window of my bedroom looking out at the key food grocery across the street and the answer isn't he says manly. Like it's a full sentence. And I say I have a question for you, and he says, go for it. And I say, do you want to go on a date with me? And there's a pause. There's a bit of a driving sense here. In the strings you hear it's 6 days of and then the wood winds come into kind of answer that in a little call and response there. So I would not give my heart to anyone else but you. She uses the word confession and she comes back to this passion and flaming really strong words, which, you know, when you're young, you're thinking it's life and death in this moment. You're not thinking, this one might not work out. You're thinking, this is it. It's this or nothing. But you can tell she's read a lot because she finds the words that are poetic that are beautiful. And I say, I have this idea of something that you and I could be. You and I holding hands, you and I swapping t-shirts. You and I, together, and I tell him, I'm so grateful that whenever I tell him about my fears and my anxieties, he says back manly. You just have to realize that you're beautiful and everything will be okay. And I wait for him to say it now. She's working through in her mind all the various manifestations of what she's feeling, what she's thought, how much he has opened up her horizon because she's now thinking
A highlight from Discussing Virgil Ablohs Legacy and Impact
"Our deepest darkest thoughts. How about the millennial life? Hip hop anime, all that bullshit that we say in the intro every week. This week we're talking about Virgil abloh designer influencer Kanye West collaborator who passed, who died rather surprisingly last week from cancer, like a two year battle with cancer that basically no one knew about what was the specific mica that you have written down the specific cardiac cardio angiosarcoma. Yeah, check me if I pronounce that wrong. I did read it somewhere first for I heard it anywhere. So yeah, yeah. Means we're a director, Louis Vuitton, first black, you know, basically like, one of the sort of like a black taste maker who made it to the upper echelons of high fashion. As an industry, and one of the major fashion houses as a black man and his late, which I mean is well, I had never happened in Louis Vuitton's history and rarely happens ever. Anywhere. At all, yes. Correct. The Virgil abloh was important and he's important for all that mainstream significance that we're mapping out the time by Louis Vuitton, but there's a specific story about this. About Virgil abloh and hip hop and the circles he was running in and basically Kanye. And it's kind of bittersweet that we're talking about Virgil abloh. I think putting our cards on the table up front, right? Virgil is somebody who, for a long time, and I would say for basically the entirety right of every phase of Kanye's menswear, you know, revolution if we want to call it that and then getting into the thick right of the hypebeast decade. That's basically what we associate Virgil abloh with. Is that right? Is that a fair yeah, yeah, I mean, I know that we are, there's a specific photo that is the introduction of yeah, this specific photo that I think of like the if we are going to begin this a fruit or film of the hype of the 2010 height beasts, it begins with this photo of I think Kanye tazer and Otis Bitly. Was Jermaine emery. I can't even remember. But there's this group and you know it's fun, I'm talking about because it's like they're all at, I think it's Milan fashion week. Yeah. They look like the riddler. They look like they're about to rob a bank and then hop on their dirt bikes to make it to the amphitheater so that they can play killer tofu live on stage. That's how they're dressed. They all have their Louis Vuitton trunks and Kanye's wearing gloves and he has his louboutin sneakers on because Kanye did a collaboration with Tom before, like in the mid to late. No, the late 2000s. And yeah, his nickname used to be the Louis Vuitton. But yeah, this photo, I think, is like where we go to kind of start. If you've never seen this photo, please look at us. It's like looking and the funny thing is right. I remember that being the first time I'd ever heard of Virgil abloh was that photo. And it's kind of misleading because that's the part of Kanye. That's kind of the beautiful dark twisted fantasy era, right? Where it's like, that's the point where Kanye is exclusively interested. He's trying to one up Jay-Z's whole thing about button ups. And he wants to make everybody wear suits everywhere. This is like the kind of like this is the kind of nether regions in between 8 O 8s and heartbreak. This is like, before you're right, it is. This is still sporting like the frog. And yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. So, like, you know, he had the love knocks you down, so I don't care how this is like 2009. You know, hard 2009. But yeah, continue. But it's just that that look. I mean, I think in a lot of ways if you go back and look at that photo of them standing together and looking super Helen, Joseph and the technical dreamcoat, some of it telegraphs certain things about Virgil style or what we associate Virgil fashion with. But other elements of it have not aged well at all. And in fact, feel like the antithesis of what I think in the 2010s, right, what that kind of streetwear vision was all about, which felt like it was a lot more muted. It's like, I remember I used to describe the man after it was the life of Pablo at MSG. I remember because they did the yeezy, they did the fashion show right before the listening, right? And I was looking at them clothes and they had a Young Thug and yachty standing on the pillars. I was just like, they dressed like ocarina of time. You know what I mean? It's like very kind of everybody's dress like they're in a Zelda game, but all the clothes cost four times as much. And that's very different from that photo. But I think that's closer to the heart of like, again, the hypebeast decade that I think Virgil that you need to talk about Virgil to understand. But I say all that right up top here just to establish that. I don't know. What do you think about I think the two of us are trying to work through Virgil abloh's legacy? Because a lot of that fashion stuff's frowning. It's difficult to grab a lot of the stuff. Yeah, yeah. It's difficult to grapple with these like he's a very complicated figure because on the one hand yeah he did sort of bring a log the people around him as he said that for better and for worse and I mean like. His impact can't really be denied, but it's very difficult to put your finger on what exactly it is beyond like a very. Nearly clairvoyant understanding of both the consumer and the producer. Yeah, of brands, of how people would use the term brand in the past decade. It feels like Virgil abloh was like he just he read the first 50 pages of every book on brand management. You can see right, yeah. Consumerism in the 21st century, yeah. And yeah, yeah, it was like he found that section of library of Alexandria and just kind of thumbed through it. Thumbed. It was like a lot of pop psychology. Things that.
A highlight from Jazmine Sullivan unspools her 'Heaux Tales,' NPR Music's album of the year
"NPR music and all songs considered, I'm Sidney Madden. And this is the music of Philly powerhouse singer, Jasmine Sullivan. Said that I've been acting different yeah funny how I finally flipped the script on you and you the one who's double dipping yeah I used to slap it how I caught the slipping up you're often my keys don't popping up the idiot I ain't even got the mouths of trip on yeah no phone. Who is this? Brand new like the web ragged up no one says maybe I never wake up and I say take a sit look at my jeans I'm too thick I ain't got no back the baggage don't forget to comment pick up your feelings don't leave no pieces you need to hurry and pick up your feelings while I'm up clean this is the song pick up your feelings from Jasmine's album, hotels. It's Jasmine's first release in 6 years, and it's NPR music's pick for album of the year. Jasmine technical calls hotels and EP. But it's a breathtaking and deeply personal concept piece that shares and examines what she calls the untold stories of women. It's resonated all year long. A tapped in with Jasmine, about how she made hotels. The inspiration behind these stories, and the characters who inhabit them. She began our conversation by explaining why this is the most important project she's ever worked on. It was such a community project. I was able to get my closest friends, my best friends, wanted my family to tell their stories and be included in this project is something I always have and it just means a lot to me that I was able to do that with the people that I love the most. Yeah, it's gorgeous. I love how you say community. It feels very communal. It feels maternal too, and it's funny because in the last year we've had to redefine community or find new ways to connect to our community during the panini, right? So what was it like creating this in the midst of the world when mess that was 2020? It felt amazing to be able to have these conversations and talk to the people that you love when you actually couldn't really physically be with them. You know, we spent a lot of time away from our loved ones and so all we really had was calling each other on the phone and maybe emailing each other or on Instagram or whatever, but you cherish that even more when you know that's really all you have. But if you really, really are close with people and you love them, whatever time that you can get with them means everything so you talking to them about this stuff through all the mess that we were going through men a lot. And it's now it's like a time capsule of everyone's point of views and it's a pretty tightly compact agile type of album. It's 8 songs. 6 interludes, and let me tell you I'm not usually an interlude girl personally, but the interludes really make it sing, not to say you're not saying 'cause you sing it and we know this, but it's so funny how a lot of the interludes do double duty. They actually triple duty. They share your community. They share other people's points of view on the ins and outs of love, lust, relationships. And then they punctuate the themes that you hit home with on your songs. And a lot of the interviews read either as a sermon like Donna's tale. You have sex because you know your husband is gonna give you what the fuck you want the next day. Girl, I gotta give him hooks. I'm so often gifted. No, no, you fucking always be right about it. You fucking your husband. So you can get what the fuck you have. The organs and the she raw, but she real gets me every time. Every single time. And then Amanda's tale, which truly feels like therapy session one person that I got to look over my shoulder at these girls on Instagram and it's hard sometimes because I don't have all that that they have. And the sex has become my superpowers like sex is where I'm finding my work. You know, it's that's the one thing that I know. I can make you keep coming back at the end of the day. Even if you don't really want me, I know you don't want that. One way it's empowering in another way is sad. I feel moments of sadness and knowing that, you know, just me alone and who I am is not enough. So how did you come up with the idea to structure the album this way and include so many people that are important in your life? So many women. I had a meeting with my A&R and the president of RCA and we were trying to figure out kind of where to go after reality show. And I was expressing that, you know, I really didn't know what to say what to talk about. I was really nervous about actually starting a new project. We were talking through some things, and we came up with the idea of making it a concept project. And so I went home and I thought about it some more and I tried to think what it is that I actually really had to offer. And I thought the conversations that I've had with my girlfriends and with my loved ones throughout these years, I feel I really important. And I have really raised me and helped me be the woman that I am now and will continue to help me to grow. And it was just something that I felt. I wanted to share. And I contacted a few of my girls and I asked them if they would mind helping me out and talking about some things that we talk about and really bare their souls. And they were down and you know, I feel like the tales are just as much or just as important as the songs because they give the songs really that, you know, they tell a story, but sometimes you don't understand the why of a person within the story. And so these tales show that you can look at the lyrics and see the song that'll tell you exactly what's going on, but I wanted to I wanted to show people why people are motivated to do certain things and you know what their thought process is and it was a long process. My mom hooked up the actual dinosaur, that was a girl's night with the older women. It's sounded like it is now. It sounded wild. Let me tell you. Yeah, wow. And my Friends. They got wilder than me. It actually was cool to hear that though, 'cause you know, you look at you think about older women and you're like, oh, they don't understand, you know. What we're going through as younger women, they do. You know, they've been through it. And it tells us that we're not that far apart and, you know, we're connected in a lot more ways than we think we are as women because we go through a lot of the same things in this journey. And the cross generational pole of it. It shows you like, even if even if the playing field of dating and you know the apps and everything, certain parts of it has changed, it's still the same human interactions that we have to suss through, right? And but that's what I loved about it was just that community that made us all feel like not that we're living this same exact life 'cause we aren't, but there are some things that are very much the same that we feel and that we go through and you know, I love that about that is that it's bringing so many women together and we're able to have these conversations and not judge each other, but, you know, be open to each other and help each other and I just feel like that's the only way that all of us can grow if we just recreate space for each other to speak and share our stories and it's created
A highlight from Adele Returns, From Beyond Space and Time
"Forestry Adele. Is back Adele has arrived as certainly as planets orbit around the sun, as certainly as birthdays come the return of Adele has been preordained, the import of the return of Adele has been preordained and her new album 30 is I believe having the biggest opening week of the year. We're going to talk about a job. I don't know if we ever done a Philadelphia and also I want to say stick around at the end 'cause I'm gonna chat for a minute at the end of the show about Virgil abloh who passed away today Sunday we're recording my talk a little bit about Virgil and Virgil's influence. John for allis chief pop music critic of The New York Times is here. I'm here. And Jill mapes features editor of pitchfork and author of the pitchfork review of 30 is here. Hey, Jill. Hey, thanks for having me again. Both of you, JP gave it a critics pick, Jill I noticed, even though it was an 8.2 was not a best new music. I noticed that don't think that I missed that. Oh, you and many other people did not miss that. Wait, what is Adele Stan group called? Okay, they're called daydreamers, which I think is highly unsanctioned. That's the first track off 19, but I think Mariah Carey really owns copyright. All daydream really. That's kind of a store brand Stan group name. Like I need something. I need something a little bit more bespoke. I totally agree with that, but I think it also speaks to the kind of pop star Adele is that. I don't know that. Firing. Okay. Wow. Jill, that's very bold, but you gave it a very glowing review, JP, give very glowing review just for context. I probably feel a little less excited about this record than y'all do. We'll get to that in a minute. But I did want to talk about something that I was alluding to in the intro, which is the kind of preordained nature of the arrival of Adele's 30. And this sense that this is in quote unquote important album, this is a quote unquote, meaningful album. This is possibly even a quote unquote deep album. To me this is one of the rare cases where the volume at which something arrives really does shape the reception upon a rival. JP is Adele to popular two iconic to fail. I don't know about failing. I just think she's the last gasp of a pop monoculture. Everybody is aware of Adele from your granny to your teenager. And that's a rare thing. And part of it may be just the momentum of the previous albums, but part of it is because she really does hear herself to appeal across every generational line every stylistic line. She's got ballads. She's got a max Martin track. She's really one of the few who's striving to be something for everybody still. First of all, someone was starting new in 2021 with that approach. Do you think it would be as possible for them to become as kind of a cross market of a star as Adele is or do you think that Adele can do this precisely because she is a holdover from a pre streaming era. Probably the latter, she's got the momentum she's got the name recognition. I mean, you have someone like yebba, who's like a baby Adele. And, you know, she does not have this kind of instant traction for sure. Jill, what do you make of this? Do you think that there was ever a scenario in which the Adele record comes back and flops? They put out one single ahead of time and that gave me a sense of like, what's going on here? Is this going to be a mixed bag? I mean, they put the most traditional sounding ballad out as a song with a species on me. Yeah, if it ain't broke, don't fix it is what we were joking in my office when I came out of it's not a risk, but I think of it a little bit of a red herring for the album. I guess it's funny. I don't think that Adele can fail, but I think that she's one of the rare artists that can really just say by the album. Appreciate it as an album. And now it's out and it's interesting that it's the first Adele record that's really fully in the streaming world. And I think the label is kind of we're seeing what people respond to as far as where to go with singles and things like that. So I think they're playing a more modern game than they have in the past with this record. But I also think, I don't know. It's kind of a big risk to me. Which part of it is a risk. Not putting out more singles than they did for one. And then also it sounding the way it sounds and being really fully like an album. It's a album. Sorry. I should. No, no, that's fine. That's how much of an album is. You gotta curse. You gotta amplify it with profanity. That's how intense of a record it is. Yeah, so I guess I'm just still kind of marveling at the business strategy of this record, given now that we know what it sounds like. I have a couple of thoughts on this. One is I actually think from a sequencing perspective, I don't know if this works as an album. I think that there are some jagged moments in it. That take me out of what I believe is what we were all hope to be like a cleanly sequence to Dell record. That's number one. You were alluding to this, I believe earlier, but as far as Adele in the streaming era, there were some news that Spotify had agreed to, I guess, is it that the prompt is that you can play it from front to back as opposed to playing it in shuffle? That's the shift that Adele asked for and received. Is that right? I believe so, which is just an insane idea to me that Spotify is completely apathetic to whether people play albums and sequences normally. Frankly, so are musicians, though. So, you know, do you hate, you know, not sure if I'm totally mad at Spotify for that. But let's maybe start at the beginning of
A highlight from Pharrell Williams Part 1
"I'm Mark ronson and this is the fader uncovered podcast. In this interview series, I'll be speaking with some of the most influential and groundbreaking musicians in the world. From genre defining stars to avant garde trailblazers about their lives and careers. Each episode will be rooted in these musicians iconic fader cover stories and institution that over the past two decades has told artist stories like no other. The podcast is a chance for us to talk about the past present and future, reflecting on their breakthroughs, diving into their lives when their coverage hit shelves and discussing what the future might hold now. And it's an opportunity for me to speak to some of the artists I most admire. This is the fader uncovered with Mark Bronson. Today, my guest is icon and genuine musical legend Pharrell Williams. For all appeared on the cover of fader 11 back in 2002 with his partner in music, Chad Hugo, and the two of them made up the neptunes, one of the greatest production forces of all time. It really is impossible to overstate the sonic disruption that the Neptune's cause when they first burst on the scene in 1998. I was DJing in clubs 5 nights a week and New York was smack dab in the middle of the shiny suit era. Do you remember that? Puffy and mace ruled the dance floors in the airwaves and yes, you had gang Starr and big pun and Jay-Z have volume two, but for the most part, we were in the jiggy era. So when queens MC noriega dropped his neptunes produced single super thug, it was truly like an alien spaceship had landed in the club. I mean, the fact that the song starts with this helicopter noise definitely contributed to that feeling, but the ominous synthesized clav melody. No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no. Followed by bone rattling drums in this brutally stiff pattern that still somehow made you want to dance. Nori's crazy staccato flow. And then to make it even more crazy Pharrell's reinterpretation of blondie's heart of glass in the bridge, which added this whole extra layer of New York, even though they were from Virginia, the whole thing was bananas. When you drop that song as a DJ, you didn't know if people were going to dance or start a goddamn mosh pit. The song soon hit number one on billboard's rap singles chart. They had taken one of queen's most beloved underground talents, noriega, made a very left field, but undeniable record and in doing so knocked Will Smith's just the two of us from the top spot. Think about that. Chad Hugo and Pharrell Williams AKA the neptunes had landed, and they would rule the dance floors the charts, and most of pop music well into the mid 2000s. Crafting career defining or sometimes career reviving hits for Jay-Z busta rhymes mystical Justin Timberlake Nelly, Brittany fabulous usher. Gwen Stefani Snoop Dogg. Usually the song would have an incredible beat an amazing undeniable hook from Pharrell. Sometimes sung in his Curtis Mayfield falsetto, sometimes spoken rapped in the most nonchalant way imaginable. And except for the unifying fact that it was groundbreaking. You really couldn't pigeonhole their sound. They could make the most sinister drug lord records, basically anything by their proteges clips. To the funkiest of the funky, hot and hair Nellie, shake it as mystical, and then to straight up bleach your bangers like holla back go. They were unique gifted they were on a ridiculous run and everyone fucked with it. It's often noted that in 2003, a staggering 43% of all the songs played on U.S. radio were produced by the neptunes. They also got their weirder sidearm with their group project NERD marrying live instrumentation in Iraqi air side of things, which led to true alt bangers like lap dance, rockstar. She wants to move. The Neptune's graced the cover of the fader in 2002. It's a beautiful cover. One of my favorites, and a lot of that had to do with Jonathan's idea to have Japanese style ocean waves hand painted behind them to accentuate the whole Neptune Ness of it all. An epic shot for an epic
A highlight from New Music Friday: The top 5 albums out on Nov. 26
"This new soundtrack for licorice pizza, the new film from Paul Thomas Anderson and we don't do a lot of soundtracks like this on the show, but, you know, music has always played such a big role in PT Anderson's films. You think of something like his epic movie Magnolia, which was largely based on the songs of Amy Mann, what's he doing with this latest project, licorice pizza? Yeah, you're totally right. This Anderson guy, you know, it's really clear that he likes music for as long as he's been directing feature films. He's also done music videos. He's done stuff for radiohead, Fiona Apple, Amy man, join a new hymn. This movie is mad, Californian and something like a period piece, taking place in 73 in the San Fernando valley, and it unfolds into this charming, frothy, coming of age, means love story between two charming frothy people who are just trying to do some growing up parallel to and with one another. The soundtrack didn't need to go this hard for something already so rich, but it's a key player in this film, you know? Yeah, the music in his films often becomes a character in and of itself. What's the song selection like on this record? Yeah, not to sound windy, but I think Anderson something like a cultural archeologist, if not just a really good curator. So he's acutely sensitive to the tensions that are at play when it comes to matching motion with noise. This movie is definitely in the music as character camp. It scenes are like stained with music. They're mixed super high so that you can really relish the fact that you're listening to, you know, Suzy quatro, and then you'll go to Nina Simone. You'll get a glorious wings and Paul McCartney cut. And each one sort of like a jab in the thigh when they're played against the story that unfolds. I'm like a doors hater, but when Anderson puts peace rock against scenes, it's beautiful. I feel like they're these tracks are reframed for me. He's asking me to reconsider. And it's a soundtrack that's so effective and really reconstructing the delicious feeling of light brain damage you feel when you're newly in love. Yeah, I feel that too. I mean, and I hear you on the doors. I love the doors, but he has this gift for getting me to listen to and love music that I might not listen to in any other context. And in addition to all the tunes by other artists, there is this one important track written specifically for the film. It's the title track for the film and it's by Johnny Greenwood. Yeah, I think Anderson loves Greenwood's like aesthetic compass, a sensibility that seems to happen with people with auteurs or just built for each other, like cosmically and artistically. Greenwood did a gorgeous full score for the 2014 movie, phantom thread, but where that one was darker and more melodramatic to match the mood of that beautiful freaky movie. This piece is plucky, brighter, warmer. Well, I used to buy a lot of soundtracks like this back in the day because it was just such a great way to discover music that I didn't know or that I'd forgotten about and it's like just this instant mixtape like one that a friend would make for you and I feel that even still now with a record like this like the soundtrack to licorice pizza that it's a reminder that this is still an important art form. It is, yeah, it's probably not a novel thought here, but I think it's so cool to listen to soundtracks as total and distinct works of art. I think it's because when you divorce or separate a score from the screen, they take on new life when they're soundtracking yours. Yeah, for sure. And that's the soundtrack for licorice pizza, a film that is out in some cities today it's out everywhere on Christmas Day. Thanks so much, Mina. Thanks so much, Robin. I'll write another release out now on November 26th that we're loving comes from
A highlight from Recapping Cowboy Bebop and Remembering Young Dolph
"About Netflix's live action adaptation of the acclaimed anime series cowboy bebop. There you go. That was a limp version of tank. That's how I feel about this live action. Yo, I think we're going to disagree about this. This is good. And by the way, I want to remind listens like one of the things I like about me and Mike is dynamic and really anybody like Kim and I had this too where it's like, we disagree about shit. This is the podcast where we disagree. I disagree with Micah about this show. I also want to listen. But on a very fundamental level we both appreciate that even bad things. Take a lot of effort and care to make. Yeah. Yeah, that's that critic. Thank you for adding that. That's not critical insights. The difference between. Yeah. Yeah, yeah. Anyway, continue. We got to talk about golf too young golf rest in peace. On the back end of this, just the news out of Memphis. But, you know, we promised to talk about bebop. We're here to talk about bebop bebop is our bread and butter. You know, OG listeners sound only know that we started on the ringer podcast network as a podcast series, recapping neon genesis saving galleon. We originally thought to pitch a sort of second season covering cowboy bebop in a similar fashion. We instead are doing the show that we are doing today that you all know and love. But of course we're going to talk about bebop. Live action be bob. Let's start with summary judgments. Micah, you have the negative take. Just give me your sort of loose thoughts before. Okay. All right. There I think that this show, this adaptation on the whole. Suffers from ballooning from its original 25 or so minute deft quick in and out, you know, they had a thing that they wanted to do. They came. They did it and they left type of runtime to the you know the quintessential 57 minute Netflix runtime where it's just like we got to meet everybody and they gotta have affectations. And we need to have to have they each character has their one minder distracting detail and everything is loud and nothing is important. It's just busy. Overall. And I mean, it's like if you appraise it on the terms of maybe this show trying to do like the Luke based on thing from the mid 90s. If I review it, I specifically compare it to that. The 5th element. Yeah. Yeah, I mean, you know, there's also very loud and busy. It makes sense. That would be one direction you could go with trying to port the visual grammar of cowboy bebop into the physical world. And I mean like another thing I thought about was Nash bridges or late ABs early 90s. Police procedurals. Where it's like, those that's also something that, you know, yeah, sure. I could see that the show was trying to do those things. But on the whole for me, it suffers because of the core performances, which I know that you enjoy more than I do. Yeah, for sure. You brought Nas, bridges into this boy, I know it. I know it's your TV was like growing up now. I feel like there's also there's some there's some angel in there and some like, you know, firefly, like all the stuff that is sort of a bit of this particular pocket of culture like eating its own tail. Because it was cowboy bebop to firefly to, you know, star, whatever you want to call it. All the way back here. And we have it doesn't feel like a full circle. It doesn't feel like a celebratory full circle moment. Where it's just like we're doing all of these we're celebrating this pocket of culture. It just feels in the first couple of episodes, very cash gravity and slow to get off the ground. Specifically, the casino sequence? Oh man, I found my goodness. I did not like it. And I mean like also just and I know you feel me on this. Okay. So, one of the benefits of being a writer's guild member is that you get award season, you get the you get the award DVDs, right? So I was watching Spencer with the this goes for divide recently. And there's a lot of buzz around this movie for Kristen Stewart's performance, this process, Diana and the soundtrack and the framing and it's beautiful. But there's like this wide shot of Kristen Stewart. And I've been like, it's noticeable, Kristen Stewart and not Princess Diana. Heal it like sticking your heels across this, this row of, I don't know, whatever the hell it is, they grow in English countryside towards the scarecrow to grab a jacket off of it. But it's just kind of like at that exact moment I turned the first recipe with I was just like, she's too short. She's too short to be playing this role. And I don't mean that. And I don't mean it like pejoratively, I meet it as a fact. Because of yes because of stature and the way that the way that our body moves is not the same. It's like it's noticeable that it's Kristen Stewart playing Princess Diana. You know what I'm saying? So in the beginning, despite John Cho being hot and John Cho,
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.
The Story of "Martha" by Tom Waits
"Is about an older man calling up and trying to reconnect with an old girlfriend quite possibly his first girlfriend asking to get together to talk about their past and then at the end spoiler alert. He confesses that he still loves her. And then i. And then i weep openly as every time i've listened to it that's how it ends. If you're looking for the saddest song ever written. This might be hit. Stay said we're talking. So because dan is a monster in a robot. I like no emotions. I wanna be clear. This song very much but i feel like i have a different reaction to it which we'll talk about. We got there. I don't want to give it away. Okay but i let's just say i'm wondering what's going on on the other end of this phone right. I'll you know what i'm saying enough fair enough i will. We will get into that but that is enough. The only maybe the maybe around. But i'm imagining a lot of holding the hand over the receiver and given a lot of this. I just got. I know this guy make make an god yum. Sorry does every year i got.
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
Pianist Jack Spann on The Inspiration Behind His Latest Record
"Jack thank you for joining the bonds today. Welcome it is truly great to have you here on the show. it's great. What is the story behind your third studio album propaganda man that was released in july of two thousand nineteen. I was a little. And i'm deliberately not exaggerating too much but i was starting to get concerned about The level of propaganda. That's going around the world today And so i started to write like a kind of related series of songs about the propaganda and the people that exploited the people that are exploited by And you know six months later. I had songs for an album. So they put out the album propaganda man With the help of sometimes collaborator gary tanin. Who assisted me with mixing and mastering the album. And i think within a couple of weeks somebody have the video of the song propaganda man. So that's that's in the works and really tight about that awesome gary. Gary was involved with this project. Jesus did either my mastering. Because we're we're working rotary week. We can all get together. I was just like impractical to send him all the tracks. So i mix it myself and sometimes collaborator gary tanin who assisted me with mixing and
Chatting With the Authors of 'Change Ringing on Handbells'
"My guest today a teen stuck settling and simon gay who are the authors of two volumes of books on changing on handbells the i was published in twenty twenty and the second is imminent. Can you give me an overview of the first book the basic techniques book how it's structured and what it contains it starts right from the beginning and it doesn't assume any knowledge of changing your handbells or even on tower bells. In fact the eddie chapters would also be a good introduction to the basic principles of changing itself. We hope so. It covers everything from how to find set at handbells have about buying handbells to go about finding people to ring with and then it works through the steps in changing starting from played hunting going through playing ball hand other straightforward methods and in the later chapters it gets up to kenton oxford triple major and finally w. so stop short moving onto surprise methods which will remain subject of volume two but it covers everything up to a standard repertoire including surprise methods aka and tina. Was there anything else that you wanted to add about the book. Yes i volume. The book covers territory that quite few other older books on handball ringing cover what i hope our books stands out as is really starting from first principles so you really have to know nothing about changing. And you don't even have to be a bell ringer to pick this book up and learn to ring bells so it really talks about how to find other ringers. What bell ringing is introduces each method in a lot of detail. At the other thing about it is that it has a lot of really guitar grams. Which simon has done a really good graphics program for a so everything is not worthy in the way older bell ringing. Instruction books are so that. Yeah so we definitely want to point it at a wide audience as possible. Do you get feedback on. Who's reading it. mostly people who are already ringers. And that's probably really. We haven't done. Wider marketing of potential audiences are international groups of tune. Bell ringers for example who might want to branch out into other types of ringing. A lot of people have picked up our books through the promotion. You can order a set at emails. Guitar book for discount and a lot of people have picked up their rigging that way. In the lockdown there have been more sales of our book because of the lockdown than might have been
Drake Album ‘Certified Lover Boy’ Breaks Apple Music’s One-Day Streaming Record
"We'll wrap the day with the sound and vision thing starting with a short-lived record that's record as an accomplishment not record as and spinning the heads on stocks of wax one week after the record breaking release of the kanye west album donde on apple music com. Yays record has been broken. I'm more highlights billboard report that says the new drake album certified loverboy has beaten dundas streaming record for. Its first twenty four hours when it was released a little over a week ago. Donde saw a reported sixty million streams on apple music and its first twenty four hours now. Billboard says apple's told it that drake's album broke apple music. Twenty twenty one record for the most streamed album and a single day and it did that in twelve hours which is insane
ABBA Voyage: Swedish Pop Legends Announce New Album and Virtual Stage Show
"I was glued to the aba countdown yesterday. The return of the abbot. Ause the digital. Abba yeah i wish i could say it was a strange event that we have this. This long countdown narrated by swedish people about what's going to happen with the return of apple they are They've been fully stand in motion capture outfits. I'm going to get bored. People saying how they look so silly in the motion capture. That's well motion capture suit. Looks they will be taboo. For god's sake just like the beatles coming back. I only bats better the building dedicated theater in london to perform these with hologram shows. They kind of virtual reality. My my feeling is that this is actually we have now. Just past the end of the infancy of rock music faces now. The feature. The future will be this. Every single artist will not be fully scouted in motion capture in august captured the mannerisms and the manner of motion and so forth and that the five hundred years. You'll still be able to see apple performing whatever's left of london. And you'll probably have bob dylan. Doing the same thing. craft works. Dream has come true. Paul crawford the technology wasn't quite there to build a scan them in full. The technology is therefore ram forever.
The Return of Abstract Mindstate
"There's this duo called abstract mind state and they have reunited after not making music for sixteen years there from chicago and they were a group that connie west was a huge fan of back in the day and he was like. I wanna work with you guys. And so he has a new record label and he produced the entirety of their new album which just came out like a couple of weeks ago. And there's a song on there simply called. I feel good dreams. Hey the music itself has that kind of like boom bab soul sampled hip hop feel. That takes you back to a previous era and also like a previous version of cognac. Happy funds soulful exactly. Yeah fresh-faced wide eyed and bushy tailed us at this that i do. Yeah you know the saying we missed the or i miss the old kind. Yeah and it's like when you hear what he did with abstract mindset. You can really kind of feel that and so just the lyrics of the song like i feel good yada you know. And it's pretty classic like fresh hip hop sounds with soulful samples talking about. I feel good even sample. You know. The quintessential i filled the james brown song. So that's one of my pets.
Peppa Pig Trolls Kanye West on Twitter Over Mediocre Pitchfork Review
"Pepe peg as in the children's cartoon that is playing every single day in my house honey west on twitter after getting a better album review. This is the newest kanye west beef type of economy so this is specific to that music review site pitch for and the album eight six point. Zero rating on. Pitchfork pepper's adventures. The album got a six point. Five rating so. I loved that they did. This was official twitter. Account tweeted last. Night have didn't need to host listening parties in the mercedes benz stadium to get that point five followed by a dropped microphone. Pig snout emoji as well as side by side photos of victims review is. It was just too good. They later deleted the tweets about but it is clear peppers out long as the winner.
Peppa Pig Trolls Kanye West on Twitter Over Mediocre Pitchfork Review
"A since deleted tweets should've left it up there. Pippa pippa said well. This is about a hiring whatever. A higher album review score from pitch fork dot com on her new album over kenya's and in the tweets. Pepe pepe said pepe didn't need to to host listening parties in mercedes benz stadium. Get that five sweeper. How dash wow because you use new album. Donde had been given a six point. Zero while pepper's adventures got six point. Five holy cow. Connie only six point zero. One that from pitchfork is what it
Iron Maiden Find Eastern Muse
"This is iron maiden the new album is called. Sent jitsu this is the song days of future past and here to talk about what is An absolutely epic album from iron maiden his npr music. Lar- scotch which. I have two full disclosure. I was listening to iron maiden maybe forty years ago and they've been together longer than that you know and if you told me we'd still be talking about new music from them this far along. I probably wouldn't have believed that like you said. Listen to that rift guitars on this. The songs their vision. Everything i think our i. It's just all fully intact seventeenth album in forty six years from one of the greatest heavy metal bands full time. That's not hyperbole. it's a fact. Album is ten tracks over eighty two minutes so it is long and at times help lead but this has been iron maidens mode lately these grand sweeping epochs that tell these larger than life stories are made may arenas but their music lightly has been more tailored to concert halls. Most of these songs are like eight ten minutes long. Each vase sprawl had many movements. I can. I can imagine like quite a stage. Production for whenever iron maiden contura gone. They do use a lotta runway to get these songs going but but it works. So i think it's still pulls you along. I never found myself feeling tired or like the sound was getting tired. And there's also an assist something has been doing a little bit more lately but there's also a little bit nostalgia. My favorite song written here by the basis. Steve harris is called the parchment. But it's a song that gnaws to the egyptian themes of iron mates nineteen eighty four album power slave. So that's like a nice. It's a nice little easter egg for iron maiden fans and also kind of ties into kind of like a broader idea about iron maiden that history mythology and religion have always played the matic roles in their
Drake Drops New Album ‘Certified Lover Boy’ Overnight
"Off the bat top of the show. The biggest released today on the list of albums out on september third is the new in from drake. it's called certified loverboy. A highly anticipated super hyped release and virtually no one on the planet was able to hear it in advance including us. John tried to tell him we were kind of a big deal yam. They weren't
Sir Elton John to Release All-Star ‘The Lockdown Sessions’ Album
"Sir Elton John announcing the debut of his quarantine album entitled The Lockdown Sessions, which features several star studded collaborations. The 16 song Project got started March of 2020. When people around the world were confined to their homes, he said. He collaborated with a bunch of different artists and ended up with some diverse stuff that's different from anything he's ever done before. Artists featured on the album include Eddie Vetter Guerrillas, Little NASDAQ's Stevie Nicks, Stevie Wonder, Nicki Minaj, Miley Cyrus and Yo Yo Ma. The album drops October
Violin or Fiddle, Whats the Difference?
"And I wanted to show a little bit of a difference between the fiddle playing and classical violin playing. A lot of people ask what's the difference? There's actually no difference in the instrument itself. It's the same instrument. It's more how you play it. So if you're playing a more traditional classical piece, you'll have this kind of more rounded sound with a lot of vibrato, which is where you kind of move your hand. See how I'm really kind of using a lot of movement here. Now when Marie takes the stage and she plays fiddle, it's gonna be a lot more of kind of this open string sound where I don't use as many fingers. You still have to use fingers, but you kind of have this more open sound. Also, there's a lot of this kind of long short short short long, short short pattern that really creates this more fiddle, folksy vibe. Okay. About that. Anyway, it's really fun. And for those of you who haven't tried it, and maybe have been more classically trained, yet give a little bit of a chance to do that long short term rhythm and maybe on two open strings. And that can go a long ways when you're playing whether with the band or playing solo. Hopefully you guys are learning a little bit about different genres here. And then if you are a fiddler originally and you're trying to learn classical, you're going to use less of those open strings instead of import more user fourth figure. And see how that gets a more covered sound in a certain sense. And just kind of a more rounded sound. So there's your little mini lesson today on the difference between classical playing and fiddle
Britney Spears Will Not Be Charged for Swatting Housekeeper’s Phone
"To different britney spears stories for you okay. First britney will not be charged with any crimes related to that little incident. She found herself in with her housekeeper. She had been named a suspect in a battery investigation after allegedly samak inner housekeeper during speed over her dogs. If you weeks ago this is that argument win brittany allegedly slapped the phone out of her housekeeper's hand the phone protect protector. Case was damaged screen. Protector was at something like that The housekeeper later reported authorities that she had this argument regarding the veterinary care of brittany dog. Well the ventura county sheriff's office declined to file charges because of insufficient evidence. Britney's lawyer matthew rosengard said in a statement last night that this was nothing more than sensationalized tabloid fodder