It looks like Facebook will end the year on a high note. Facebook will join the Standard and Poor's 100 and 500, blue chip indices that serve as a benchmark for the economy, on Dec. 20. The news, which was announced by the S&P late Wednesday,...Show More Summary
Show Notes: As blues historian Paul Oliver noted, artists like Jazz Gillum, Tampa Red, Big Bill Broonzy, Lonnie Johnson, Washboard Sam and Sonny Boy Williamson, were "playing in the brash, confident manner of Chicago which had been developing through the 'thirties." Sam Charters characterized the sound as the "Bluebird Beat" or more unkindly as the […]
Thelonious Monk Paris 1969 Blue Note By 1969, the great jazz pianist Thelonious Monk was in many ways past his creative prime. Once a leader of the vanguard, he was now one of the music's elders, and his core repertoire had remainedShow More Summary
This week I caught up with 21-year-old queer indie singer/songwriter Noah Daniel Wood while he was visiting Portland from Boston. We had brunch at SweeDeeDee, and over breakfast burritos, homemade pie and hot tea we talked about hisShow More Summary
Paul Krugman notes work by my colleague George Evans relating to the recent debate over the stability of GE models: God Didn’t Make Little Green Arrows: Actually, they’re little blue arrows here. In any case George Evans reminds me of...
The worst thing you can do is isolate and hole up in your cave. While it might feel like the right thing to do, especially if the weather has just dropped a cold front down your neck, it’s probably best to stay somewhat active during the holidays. —- So this year my ex-wife gets […]
Show Notes: Read Notes We have a number of features running through today's mix show. With the 50th anniversary of the death of President Kennedy we spotlight a number of blues and gospel songs about the tragedy. Last week on our show was part two of our look at the intersection between blues and religious music […]
Document video for th release of Edwin Buster Pickens – The 1959 to 1961 Sessions I've been collaborating with Document Records since 2005 when they asked me to write the notes for the Robert Nighthawk collection Prowling With The Nighthawk. The next project was the series that grew into the three double disc sets […]
Roseanne Cash will release her 13th studio album, “The River and The Thread,” January 14, 2014 on Blue Note Records. Cash wrote the album’s 11 original songs with her longtime collaborator (and husband) John Leventhal, who also served as producer, arranger and guitarist. Of the album Cash says “If I never make another album I [...]
Show Notes: I know blues singers don't go to heaven 'Cause Gabriel bars them out (Doctor Clayton, Angels In Harlem, 1946 ) Today's show is part two of our look at the intersection between blues and religious music. In the early 1900's, blues singing was associated with the brothel, juke joint, and the dregs of […]
The song “Blue Eyes” has given rapper Honey Singh a huge international hit, and now the song is getting some lofty comparisons. Critics have noted the similarities between Honey Singh’s rap song and last year’s viral sensation “Gangnam Style” by Korean rapper Psy. Show More Summary
In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Bret Easton Ellis, Kate Christensen, Kevin Brockmeier, George Pelecanos, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee...
Your daily morning check-in on news and notes about and of interest to the New York Giants. The news of the day: Early in the day Wednesday, Tom Coughlin expressed optimism that defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul would recover from his shoulder injury in time to return to practice Thursday and certainly play Sunday. Show More Summary
Show Notes: On today's program we once again spotlight several fine forgotten piano men active in the 1920's and 30's, a tremendously fertile period for piano blues. We spotlight six superb blues pianists active in the 1920's and 30's who remain largely forgotten today. Perhaps the best known is Pine Top Smith who first recorded […]
Pay attention, students! Emmy Rossum is about to teach you how putting a sophisticated spin on a schoolgirl-inspired look lies all in the details. The blue trim on her cardigan, floral embellishments on the collar of her button-up blouse, and the high heels on her black oxfords added the perfect adult touches to this classic ensemble. Show More Summary
Is it self deprecating? -Nerve Notes on R. Kelly. -Flavorwire Time to start stocking up on winter acessories. -StyleList Jay Z and Blue Ivy make my ovaries explode. – HLNtv And you thought you knew about Thanksgiving. -The StirSubscriptions are suffering but partnerships might be able to save them. Show More Summary
Tuesday's episode of "The Biggest Loser" saw contestants give in to temptation by indulging in sweet treats in exchange for an even sweeter reward (immunity, which went to Bob's blue team). But the night ended on a sour note, with fan-favorite...Show More Summary
SHOUT! WITH GOV'T MULE photo credit: Anna Webber According to Blue Note president Don Was on Gov't Mule... "The Mule holds a unique and lofty berth. They have roots that run real deep--drawing from the entire history of rock 'n' roll going all the way back to Robert Johnson and the Delta. Show More Summary
Editors note: This undated photo was taken while Emani's grandmother had custody (through 2010). Atlanta News, Weather, Traffic, and Sports | FOX 5 NO! I Am NOT Alleging That The "Civil Rights Pharisees" Or The "Black Racial Services...Show More Summary
On Blue Abaya, Layal writes a satirical piece on Saudi Arabia's ban on women driving. http://www.blueabaya.com/2013/10/26th-october-the-day-the-world-almost-came-to-an-end.html She notes: A new road sign was designed to spread awareness and remind any forgetful females that driving was not allowed. Clerics tweeted about the adverse affects of women driving cars which no doubt...