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  1. Allen Toussaint Performance and Interview on “Sound Opinions” Podcast 3.7.2014 [SoundCloud Audio Stream & YouTube Videos] | Zumic

    Allen Toussaint Performance and Interview on “Sound Opinions” Podcast 3.7.2014 [SoundCloud Audio Stream & YouTube Videos]

    Patrick Lyons

    March 9th, 2014

    On Friday, Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot’s Sound Opinions podcast played host to the great Allen Toussaint, who sat down for an interview interspersed with performances of several of his songs. The hour-long podcast also featured an excerpt from an interview with Morgan Neville, director of 20 Feet from Stardom, an Oscar-winning documentary on backup singers in the ’60s and ’70s. Listen and download the full thing above.

    Neville, who was interviewed first via phone, discussed the inspiration for 20 Feet from Stardom. Apparently, former chairman of A&M Records Gil Friesen, who wound up producing the 2013 documentary, came up with the idea years ago while very stoned at a Leonard Cohen concert. He focused intensely on Cohen’s backup singers throughout the show, and began to wonder, “What are their stories?” This evolved into a series of archival interviews with singers, mostly women, who Neville and Friesen believed had been “misused by the industry.” Neville said that for every Luther Vandross and Sheryl Crow (who got their starts backing up David Bowie and Michael Jackson, respectively), there were hundreds of insanely talented vocalists whose careers fizzled out all too quickly. 20 Feet from Stardom, which just picked up an Oscar last week, sounds like a necessary piece of music history that was in danger of being lost, but thanks to Neville and Friesen, millions of Americans now have access to the tales of these relatively unknown talents. The full interview with Neville has also been posted individually on SoundCloud.

    Toussaint then joined DeRogatis and Kot in the studio for an interview that took up the majority of the podcast. Recently celebrating 60 years of performing, Toussaint just released a live album entitled Songbook, which is a career-spanning collection of songs recorded live at Joe’s Pub in NYC. The Sound Opinions hosts started off by asking the veteran pianist about his first experiences with music, which began around age six, Toussaint said.

    After seeing his first piano in a relative’s house, Toussaint said he “walked over to this big piece of furniture, touched it, and it said ‘hello’ in such a fine way.” He soon began taking lessons and listening to other pianists, most notably Professor Longhair, who he called the “Bach of rock” in New Orleans. Toussaint, seated in front of his piano for the entire interview, demonstrated some of the musical phrasing that Longhair invented, and then showed how it came to inform his own work by playing “It’s a New Orleans Thing.” Videos of the performance of that song, along with “Fortune Teller” and “Old Records,” were uploaded to YouTube by Sound Opinions, and you can watch all of them in the playlist below.

    Toussaint also spoke in-depth about the rotating cast of collaborators he came into contact with as a teenager in New Orleans, including Dr. John, Lee Dorsey and Huey “Piano” Smith, an R&B great who Toussaint once stood in for at age 17. In particular, Toussaint and Dr. John interacted a lot in their early days, as they were both session musicians at Cosimo Matassa’s legendary J&M Recording Studio. Interestingly enough, Toussaint said that when they were in sessions together, he played piano and Dr. John played guitar.

    Before closing out the podcast with a beautiful rendition of his song “Southern Nights,” Toussaint talked about his attitude towards sampling and unlicensed cover versions which, to be honest, is an uncommon one for a musician of his age and level of fame. As an artist whose songs have frequently been popularized, manipulated and sampled by a bevy of other artists, Toussaint was able to narrow down his opinions on the subject to one word: “Grateful. Grateful is the word.” The hosts commented on the sheer number of times that the song “Working in the Coalmine” has been covered, to which Toussaint responded, “I’m very grateful to everyone who’s ever done it, including Devo, which is a very interesting version. As far as I’m concerned, Devo and I collaborated on something in life.”

    Allen Toussaint is musical legend whose outlook on life and music seems to be emphatically positive, adventurous and respectful. This Sound Opinions podcast is great for old fans and newcomers alike, as Toussaint is capable of winning you over with just one carefully-played piano phrase or expertly-told anecdote. He truly is a class act.

    Check out Sound Opinions‘ recent episodes featuring Deltron 3030 and Rodrigo y Gabriela right here on Zumic.

    Source: Sound Opinions Official SoundCloud Page

    Media Type: Interview (Audio), Live Performance (Audio), Live Performance (Video)

    Genres: Blues, Film, Interview, Jazz, Podcasts, R&B / Soul

    Locations: Chicago, IL, Illinois, Louisiana, New Orleans, LA


    Allen Toussaint, Dr John



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  2. House of Cards (With Igor Martinovic) GCS025

    Today we speak with cinematographer Igor Martinovic. Igor is the Director of Photography for the netflix original series “House of Cards” as well as countless feature films and documentaries including the Academy Award winning “Man On Wire”. Igor shares behind the scenes stories from House of Cards, working with David Fincher and Kevin Spacy, shooting on the Red Epic and more.

    The Go Creative Show is supported by Kessler (www.kesslercrane.com), Rule Boston Camera (www.rule.com), PremiumBeat.com.

    —Huffduffed by johnlago one month ago

  3. RadiOblivion: 6 Songs That Brought Down the Roman Empire

    Los Yorks - El Psicodelico The Hallmarks - Soul Shakin’ Psychedelic Sally Lee Castle & the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra - The Big Bad Train Gene Summers - Nervous Dave Days - Motorcycle Mike The Ricochets - King Rocker Finally the Romans just gave up on the whole empire thingy and opted for Better Living Through Discarded Music. The Squares left and started squattin’ in Istanbul, and the rest as they say is history. It’s a fact, Jack!

    —Huffduffed by jeirich one month ago

  4. The Talk Show With John Gruber - 71: Construction Kit Food

    Special guest Jason Fried joins John Gruber; topics include 37signals’ decision to rebrand as Basecamp and focus on just one product, aligning customer interests with your business interests, the future of sports broadcasting, and more.


    —Huffduffed by markhulme 2 months ago

  5. 5by5 | The Incomparable #95: Don’t Take the Cinnamon Challenge

    Season 2 of HBO’s "Game of Thrones."


    —Huffduffed by telonaes 2 months ago

  6. Ranganathan Monologue on Melvil Dewey

    This was on cassette in the collection of the Faculty of Information Studies at the University of Toronto and I digitized it. It’s a 1964 recording of the great librarian S.R. Ranganathan giving a fifteen-minute talk about his connections with Melvil Dewey. They never met, but they did correspond, and Ranganathan recounts that and four other anecdotes, including an amusing one he was told about Dewey conniving so that his female employees could enter his library by the front door and not the fire escape. (Ranganathan jokingly relates the number five to his Colon Classification.)

    S.R. Ranganathan’s Monologue

    on Melvil Dewey (3.5 MB MP3).

    A warning about the audio quality: the first 1m56s were damaged on the cassette, and Ranganathan’s voice was very faint and almost overwhelmed by hiss. In March 2007 Rafael Ortega cleaned up the audio and Ranganathan’s voice is now much easier to hear. After that, the rest of the speech is of much better quality and very easy to understand, but watch out for the jump in volume

    There is a transcript available: David Weinberger did the hard work of transcribing the speech.


    —Huffduffed by jennybento 3 months ago

  7. MM032 La Ola | Freak Show

    Lieber Max, liebe(r) rubberelk, lieber Oli

    habe Eure kleine Diskussion hier verfolgt: Print tot? Ja oder Nein. Ich nehme es so wahr, dass diese Diskussion in meinem Freundes- und Familienkreis immer mehr zum Thema wird. Viele Studenten, frische Lehrer, Lektoren, alte Lehrer – viele Zeitungsleser, aber auch viele Podcastaffine und Feedreader. Auch Leute, die den Kindle kaufen / kaufen würden…

    Print ist zunächst mal nicht tot. Die Aussage ist einfach falsch, weil es noch Printmedien gibt. Max, Du meinst sowas wie: “Lieber Hr. Print, sie stehen am Bahnhof und Ihr Zug ist abgefahren…. ach ja, die Party findet im Zug nicht am Gleis statt”! – schwierig… aber zunächst mal zu deinen drei Schlussargumenten:

    a) zu Teuer! Nein, Quatsch. Alles hat seinen Preis. Wäre Print Deiner Meinung nach nicht tot, wenn ab morgen alle Tageszeitungen nur 20 cent kosten würden? Ich hab ein Jahrestazabo für 190 EURO, rechne mal aus was mich das täglich kostet – ne App im Store jeden Tag ist teurer, 2 Filterzigaretten täglich, 1 Kaffee sowieso… also teuer sind Printmedien nicht, zumindets nicht generell.

    b) zu langsam? Wieso, weil in meiner Tageszeitung keine Twitter-Tweets drinstehen? Die Tagesschau entscheidet doch auch (Ok, über die oder den Entscheidungsträger könnte man jetzt wieder streiten), welche Nachrichten gezeigt werden. Bei der Informationsflut die es gibt, kannst Du doch gar nicht alle News eines Tages aufnehmen oder sichten, also muss man in einem gewissen Rhythmus aussortieren oder aussortieren lassen (Stichwort: freie Wahl, welche Zeitung, Zeitschrift usw… abonniert wird) – schließlich folgst Du ja zB auch nicht allen Twitteren auf Twitter, sondern einer Auswahl, welche eine News vielleicht auch langsamer an Dich herantransportiert als es der ganze Twitterstream tun würde, oder?

    Zudem sind Tagesnews auch Tagesnews, deswegen gibts ja auch Wochenzeitungen, weil uns die ganzen tagesaktuellen Dinge entweder nicht alle interessieren oder der Tagesrhythmus es nicht zulässt für eine anspruchsvolle Durchleuchtung der Nachricht (Reportage, Kolumne usw…) zu sorgen.

    c) zu unpraktisch? Ja, das ist vielleicht noch das stärkste Miniargument Deinerseits. Ich kenne wirklich viele Leute, die über das gängige Format einer Tageszeitung schimpfen: Unhandlich, schlecht umzublättern, zu groß, um es überall zu lesen usw… Es gibt aber auch schon Ansätze: taz, die FR ist kleiner geworden… die Verlage müssten auf jeden Fall handlichere Formate ausprobieren, das ist richtig.

    Tot ist die Paperpress aber noch lange nicht. Telefon hat brief nicht gekillt. Fax auch nicht. TV das Radio nicht. Internet das TV nicht (leider!). Ich kenne auch ziemlich viele Leute, die ein herkömmliches Radio in der Küche haben: Du kommst rein und schaltest es an – das finden viele 1000x als Internetstream in die Küche zu legen.

    Ergo? Neue Medien und neue Medienträger werden Einfluss auf die Paperpress haben bzw. (jaaa!) haben schon lange Einfluss, es wird einen Rückgang geben. Allerdings bieten die Bedingungen an die eine Tageszeitung geknüpft ist (zb nicht stündlich druckbar, nicht ausweitbar auf 1000 Seiten usw…) auch superviele Vorteile. Ich denke, die siehst Du nicht, weil Du wie wir alle der schneller-weiter-besser-Internet-ist-alles-Generation angehörst. Wissensvermittlung, -aufnahme, Lesebereitschaft, Leseverhalten, Informationsdurst usw… hängen aber von wirklich vielen Faktoren ab, zB auch was (Material) man wie in der Hand hält beim Lesen, wie und mit welchen printmedien ist man groß geworden, welchen Zugang hatte man und hat man zu Printmedien usw… ich sehe nicht, dass Du solche kulturhistorischen und neuronalen Aspekte miteinbeziehst, deswegen finde ich dein urteil zu knapp und zu wenig begründet – im Medienradiopodcast kam das auch immer wieder durch: Nicht tot, aber den Absprung verpasst und nun hinterherlaufend – kann man mit etwas Abstand auch als OK ansehen.



    —Huffduffed by TheW 3 months ago

  8. Episode 15: Robert Greene, author of Mastery, The 50th Law, and 48 Laws of Power | Mahler’s Aggressive Strength

    Kettlebell training articles, kettlebell workout DVD’s and videos, kettlebell seminars, kettlebell lifting routines, cheap kettlebells for sale and personalized program design services!


    —Huffduffed by taylornd 3 months ago

  9. Bulletproof Radio Podcast #53 Raw Vegan vs. Bulletproof

    An ex-vegan advocate’s journey to eating a mostly meat-embraced Bulletproof® diet. Kristen ‘Raw’ Suzanne, author, popular blogger, and nutrition researcher, shared her former raw vegan assumptions, how easy or difficult it was to change, and the ethics of food.


    —Huffduffed by joehewitt 4 months ago

  10. Technical Difficulties - 020 - RSI Prevention and Ergonomics

    Matt Might and Seth Brown talk with Gabe about R.S.I., ergonomics and preventative measures. Lots of talk about keyboards, key layouts and making some hard choices.

    Show Notes

    Preventing RSI

    An Affray with RSI


    RSI vs. Carpal Tunnel

    Complete Guide to RSI

    SafeType Keyboard

    Data Hands Keyboard

    Kinesis Keyboard

    Microsoft Natural Keyboard

    Evoluent Mouse

    Verte Chair

    Colmac Keyboard Layout

    Emacs Pinky


    —Huffduffed by monkeymagick 4 months ago

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