Sparks have just released their new album ‘A Steady Drip Drip Drip’ (pre order from here https://sparks.lnk.to/dripID) one of their best albums in a glorious 50 year career. John Robb talks to the band about their muse, the new album, their working relationship, their lockdown life and so much more in a heartwarming and in depth interview PLEASE SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL 1:30 about the new album 1:45 the songwriting process 3:15 how to stay relevant 7:22 the brothers relatioship? any tension!? 8:15 does Ron cram in all those brilliant words to make it hard for Russ to sing! 9:10 Ron, do you hear Russ’s voice in your head when you write the songs 10:50 Russell - how do you maintain that stunning voice 12:30 a long strange career - are you pop or underground 14:50 unique styling - music hall meets opera meets pop. 15:50 ‘we were fans of the who and the kinks…’ 17:10 The Kinks music hall influence 17:50 The Who lyrical influence 19:45 humour 21:20 Russ on singing 23:02 the art of singing and tracking up. 24:13 Russ on Ron’s lyrics 27:50 filmic songs - the cinematic side of Sparks 29.:50 contemporary music 32:00 the impact of ‘This Town…’ 34:40 Roxy Music 35:30 Ron on his image 37:15 Ron were you a psychotic Charlie Chaplin or a comedic Adolf Hilter…’ neither I was … 39:00 feel more at hom…
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In the archives world, sometimes the least expected finds are somehow the most rewarding. The satisfaction of unearthing a rare gem derives not from the serendipity (or luck) of it all, but rather from the feeling of having been working in your field long enough to have earned the reward –much like gold prospecting.
So it was in 2012, while transferring audio for Q2 Music’s collaboration with Carnegie Hall, American Mavericks. One of the requested items, stored in an offsite vault in New Jersey, was a set of three open reel tapes in boxes which were scarcely labeled as "Varèse 4/17/81." After a quick turn in the oven (the tapes are of an era and type which require this special treatment), we put the tapes on the reel-to-reel machines. The barely-lebeled tapesBut wait: this crowd noise…this reaction… this sound… surely this was not a concert of classical music –much less of music by the notorious enfant terrible of the avant-garde, Edgard Varèse? Had a rock concert recording somehow been placed in the wrong tape box?
Further research was necessary. Was this… could this be… the legendary 1981 tribute to Varèse at New York City’s Palladium? The concert famously hosted by Frank Zappa (a longtime Varèse fanatic) and performed by Joel Thome’s Orchestra of Our Time, bootlegs of which had been circulating for decades?
Indeed it was: a complete, pristine recording of a remarkable show that has not been forgotten by those who participated or attended –a “curious but appropriate meeting of music and milieu,” as the New York Times put it (mildly). When else has there been a concert of decidedly uncompromising music been performed in a 3000-seat rock venue for an enthusiastic, young audience?
Interviewed by Chris Garcia on 2017-11-13 in Los Angeles, CA X8389.2018 © Computer History Museum
Mark Mothersbaugh co-founded the pop music combo Devo at Kent State University in 1973. For the 18 years, they would release many seminal albums exploring themes of de-evolution, technology, post-modernist de-humanization, often with a satirical bent. Devo worked heavily with synthesizers and digital-analog hybrid systems to create a signature sound that influenced many bands of the 1980s and 90s.
Following Mothersbaugh’s work with Devo, he would become a regular composer of scores for film and television, including working on programs such as Peewee’s Playhouse, Rugrats, and many of the films of director Wes Anderson. His music makes use of electronic instrumentation and production techniques. He is also credited as one of the first composers to create a score specifically for a video game. Mothersbaugh founded Mutato Musika in 1989 to create music for film, television, and video games.
Mothersbaugh has also been a life-long artist and printmaker. His works, both traditionally and digitally created, have been printed in books and displayed in museums around the world.
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digital HKS Special Event November 8, 2018 #BeforeAlgorithms Dr. Safiya Noble, Dr. Sarah Roberts, Dr. Marie Hicks, and Dr. Khalil Muhammad join us for a conversation about the underlying systems of power, privilege, and oppression as they relate to present-day conversations about algorithms. There are many conversations about algorithms, and the impact of technology, but there aren’t as many conversations about ‘how we got here’ - or reflect on the fact that ‘we have been here before.’ Conversation with panelists: Dr. Safiya U. Noble University of Southern California (USC) Annenberg School of Communication Author of Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism Dr. Sarah T. Roberts UCLA, Department of Information Studies Author of the forthcoming, Behind the ScreenContent Moderation in the Shadows of Social Media Dr. Marie Hicks Fellow, National Humanities Center Associate Professor at Illinois Institute of Technology Author of Programmed Inequality Moderated by: Khalil Muhammad Professor of History, Race, and Public Policy, HKS Suzanne Young Murray Professor, Radcliffe
Personal essayist and cartoonist Tim Kreider admits unabashedly that the longest relationship of his adult life was with a stray cat who became his companion for 19 years.
In this episode of The Mutuals Interviews, CJ Paschall sits down and talks with Mark Mothersbraugh, composer of ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ and ‘The Lego Movie’, iconic member of DEVOS but NOT the composer of Wes Anderson’s upcoming film.
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We hosted John Cleese and Eric Idle at Live Talks Los Angeles on Nov. 18. The occasion: Cleese’ memoir, "So, Anyway…" The venue, a sold crowd at the Alex Theatre. For more information on Live Talks Los Angeles, visit: www.livetalksla.org
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The public web is a fact checker’s dream, but not everything stays up forever. More than just an invaluable contribution to collective memory, the practice of web crawling, indexing and archiving empowers the research and journalism that is ultimately required to speak truth to power.
Speaker: Mark Graham - Director, the Wayback Machine, The Internet Archive
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