Satan isn’t who they say he is, and Todd Gates will tell you why.
It begins to look as if we might have been wrong. All those predictions driving us forward throughout history have brought us finally to the unexpected realisation that the future is, suddenly, no longer what it used to be. Oops.
James Burke is a living legend. Or, as he put it, “No-one under the age of fifty has heard of me and everyone over the age of fifty thinks I’m dead.”
He is a science historian, an author, and a television presenter. But calling James Burke a television presenter is like calling Mozart a busker. His 1978 series Connections and his 1985 series The Day The Universe Changed remain unparalleled pieces of television brilliance covering the history of science and technology.
Before making those astounding shows, he worked on Tomorrow’s World and went on to become the BBC’s chief reporter on the Apollo Moon missions.
His books include The Pinball Effect, The Knowledge Web, Twin Tracks and Circles.
#Podcast – Lessons in podcasting from The Times, Economist and SoundCloud | Editors’ Blog | Journalism.co.uk
A podcast examining the different approaches to podcasting and audio
Woody Guthrie: this important music figure would be turning 100 today. - The Music Show - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
The unconventional folk hero and vagabond troubadour Woody Guthrie was a prolific writer who famously emblazoned his guitar with the slogan ‘this machine kills fascists’, as he spent his relatively short life telling myriad American stories in song. On The Music Show today we’re celebrating Woody Guthrie on the centenary of his birth, in an interview with Robert Santelli, author of a book called This Land is Your Land: Woody Guthrie and the Journey of an American Folksong, which looks at the life of Woody Guthrie through the prism of his most famous song, a song which became an American anthem, and now transcends generations and nations.
Music excerpts in this segment from ‘This Land is your Land’, Comp. Guthrie, from the Asch Recordings, Vol.1; and the Lincoln Memorial concert in 2009. Complete tracks:
Do re mi Comp. Guthrie Perf Woody Guthrie CD: This Machine Kills Fascists, Woody Guthrie Snapper Music Boxed set SBOX0009
God Bless America Comp. Berlin Perf. Kate Smith, Jack Miller’s Orchestra and Chorus CD: Kate Smith: God Bless America Pro Harte CDD 518
Pretty Boy Floyd Comp. Guthrie Perf. Bob Dylan CD: Folkways, A Vision Shared, A Tribute to Woody Guthrie and Leadbelly CBS 4609052
The reggae superstar discusses his friendship with Joe Strummer, his appreciation for Katy Perry and his role as an ambassador of Jamaican music.
A mix of post-war exotica. Shiman is the archivist and programmer at the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas, and proprietor of Office Naps and The Exotica Project, both stellar repositories of obscure sounds. These records—among them the lush, sylvan orchestrations of Les Baxter, the cool Polynesian jazz of Martin Denny, and the ululating Andean wail of Yma Sumac—summon desert oases and tiki-laden paradises. Shiman’s selection unearths 45s and LPs produced by forgotten exotica labels in the 1950s and 60s, whose output ranged from instrumental rock bands covering Arthur Lyman’s faux-Polynesian "Taboo" to careening mambos played by Latin American orchestras. These fantasias juxtapose thrush songs and cruise-ship combos, teenage-girl groups and African percussionists, R&B professionals and washed-up lounge singers.
Tommy Burchard and his Cordovox, "Romero Sunset" (7" 45) Buddy Collette Septet, "Tennin (Polynesian Suite)," Polynesia LP Big Black, "The Snakecharmer" (7" 45) Noro Morales and his Quintet, "Saona," No Blues Noro LP Gene Sikora
Praise "Bob!" Here I have for you a wonderful old sermon (the oldies are the best, aren’t they?) from Reverend Ivan Stang of the Church of the SubGenius, given around the time the Ice-T hit "Cop Killer" was in the news for being somehow a NEW theme in rock ‘n’ roll. A "new" theme that proves that what adults have been saying for (literally) millenia is right: Kids These Days are Out of Control and it’s all the fault of that awful "rap/rock and roll/jazz/ragtime/Tinpan Alley/Liszt/minuet/immoral combination of lute and singing" music! And OF COURSE that’s true! It’s always those people who are going out to have a good time who ruin the suffering for the Rest of Us!
The Happy Hour Lounge provides you with the perfect music and conversation for your own happy hour. Join us for an eclectic mix of cocktail tunes as we get loose and explore our drink of the week. (http://happyhourlounge.podbean.com/)
Podcast highlight for episode 94 of Forgotten Classics (http://hcforgottenclassics.blogspot.com)
DJ, label owner and all-round musical tastemaker Gilles Peterson meets the legendary Herbie Hancock. They go in deep on the Blue Note years, discussing the amazing records he recorded, the celebrated musicians he worked with and the culture of innovation within the Blue Note family. Great to hear that Herbie is still going strong at 70! Part 2 of 2.
DJ, label owner and all-round musical tastemaker Gilles Peterson meets the legendary Herbie Hancock. They go in deep on the Blue Note years, discussing the amazing records he recorded, the celebrated musicians he worked with and the culture of innovation within the Blue Note family. Great to hear that Herbie is still going strong at 70! Part 1 of 2.
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