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Colin Hay - Waiting for My Real Life to Begin - Guitar Only - YouTube
he uses the pete townsend song jabob taught us (G muted A string, hammer on C chord) then he uses the Beatles Blackbird sequence at the neck.
Music  bands  Video 
10 days ago by oripsolob
Folk and Blues: The Tribulations of The Old Town School
"The school’s economic crisis, detractors say, is largely of its own making, due to a decade of mismanagement, lost opportunities, misguided priorities and poorly timed decisions. For its part, the school argues that enrollment is down because guitar playing is out of fashion and because YouTube videos and School of Rock have crowded the marketplace."


A financial endowment is a donation of money or property to a nonprofit organization which uses the resulting investment income for a specific purpose.

Usually the endowment is structured so that the principal amount is kept intact, while the investment income is available for use, or part of the principal is released each year, which allows for their donation to have an impact over a longer period than if it were spent all at once. An endowment may come with stipulations regarding its usage.
Music  chicago  Money  race  labor 
12 weeks ago by oripsolob
From Blackface To Blackfishing : NPR: Mickey Mouse
Mickey's early appearances were just layered with markers of blackface minstrelsy.

SAMMOND: His facial characteristics, the gloves he sometimes wears, the way that he acts, his bodily plasticity, his ability to take punishment all are kind of markers of the minstrel that are actually - had - were kind of established by the time he came on the scene in the late 1920s.

"Turkey in the Straw"

Nicholas said these cartoons were not just inspired by minstrelsy. They were quite literally minstrels in cartoons that had the same structure as minstrel shows with real people. And the audience that's watching those shorts in those days, they understood them as minstrel shows. By the time Mickey Mouse debuts, vaudeville is already on the wane. But blackface didn't die. It just left the stage and moved over to this new medium.


Nicholas told me that in the script for "Dumbo," the lead crow was actually called Jim Crow.

"Coal Black And De Sebben Dwarfs," by the way, that short is part of what's now called the Censored Eleven - a bunch of Warner Brothers cartoons that have since been taken out of syndication for being too racist. So Coal Black was happening alongside Mickey Mouse and Bugs Bunny and Felix the Cat. But Nicholas said this newer version of blackface with these much more markedly racist caricatures, it's, like, so obviously racist that people just stopped paying attention to how racist Mickey Mouse and Felix the Cat were.

After World War II, the nascent civil rights movement and the advent of television changed the terrain for blackface again. "Amos 'N' Andy," that long-running blackface radio show, tried to make the jump to TV in 1951 only with an entire cast of black actors in those lead roles. But the show's blackface reputation preceded it. And civil rights groups, including the NAACP, successfully petitioned CBS to cancel the show. So it was gone after three seasons. The weird twist to that is there wouldn't be another TV show with a majority black cast for another two decades. That's "Sanford And Son" in case you were wondering.
And this isn't just about blackface. This is about the white fantasy of black culture generally, right? So I mean, that's where I see this coming from. It's that there's this is deep, deep fetishistic desire for temporary blackness or the benefits of blackness that then triggers an equally deep shame on the other side of it because they - people know it's wrong at some level, you know? I mean, how else do you explain something that just has been roundly condemned for generations and just keeps happening.

DEMBY: Which brings us to this phenomenon that people are referring to as a new form of blackface - blackfishing, you know, like catfishing
race  history  humor  NPR  Music  sociology  Social  Media 
february 2019 by oripsolob
90-Second Newbery - Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli 1991 Newbery Medal...
Adapted by Siena L, Yaretzy M, and Tatevik A. of Edgewood Middle School (2018)
Books  Video  Music 
february 2019 by oripsolob
Save Old Town School
We’d seen the school increase prices for group classes by 25 to 30 percent over several years, and for individual lessons by more than 40 percent. We also had heard that enrollment was declining. But until recently, we didn’t realize how bad things had gotten.

Now, though, we’ve dug into the data. Student enrollment (group classes and private lessons) peaked in 2011 and has been heading downhill since then — starting just after the school went into debt (since repaid) to open an additional Lincoln Square building so it could expand class offerings.

Group class enrollment declined 28 percent from 2011 to 2017. Private lesson enrollment was down almost 7 percent.

We believe turning enrollment around must be the school’s top priority. Student tuition provides more than half of the Old Town School’s revenue — and enables the school to pay our wonderful musician-teachers. But we’ve seen little evidence that the school knows how to market its programs effectively.
chicago  Music  education 
january 2019 by oripsolob
About the Teacher

The owner of Transistor, Andy Miles started playing drums in the fourth grade, going on to join junior and high school orchestras and a long series of rock bands from the mid-'80s on. He has also written for various publications on the arts, history & culture, made audio documentaries, worked in radio and public television, owned and operated a company specializing in congressional hearing transcripts.  He Born near Chicago and currently residing in Chicago’s Ravenswood neighborhood, he has also called Madison, Washington, D.C., and Berlin home. He holds a bachelors degree in history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
chicago  Music 
august 2018 by oripsolob
How 'The Battle Hymn Of The Republic' Became Everybody's Anthem : NPR
A quick bit of history: It's the middle of the Civil War. Union soldiers are sitting around a campfire, goofing off, singing songs — and they're ribbing on this one guy. "One of the members of the singing group is a Scottish immigrant named John Brown," Harvard professor John Stauffer says.

To be clear, he's not talking about the famous abolitionist, who was executed before the war even began; this John Brown was just a regular soldier. Stauffer, who co-authored the book The Battle Hymn of the Republic: A Biography of the Song that Marches On, says the soldiers were making up new lyrics to the tune of an old hymn, "Say Brothers, Will You Meet Us."

"So when they start making up songs to pass the time, comrades needle him and say, 'You can't be John Brown — John Brown's dead.' And then another soldier would add, 'His body's moulderin' in the grave,' " Stauffer explains. Though their impromptu rewrite was inspired by a regular soldier, the ghost of the abolitionist loomed large — and a marching song called "John Brown's Body" was born.
history  Music  War 
july 2018 by oripsolob
Podington Bear | About
Free music for podcasts, etc
free  Podcast  Music  cc 
may 2018 by oripsolob
Slowcore Week: Fifteen Years of Chairkickers Music with Low (part 2) / In Depth // Drowned In Sound
‘Will the Night’ (2:10), one of Low’s best of all time, and Alan’s first love-song for Mimi; here, sung as a duet.
Music  bands 
may 2018 by oripsolob
NSynth Super
Make your own unique sounds
hardware  Music  freeware  audio 
march 2018 by oripsolob
The Siren’s Song | The Ear
the star of the album is Kacy Anderson who’s voice can be described with two words: world beating. Think Sandy Denny when she was in Fairport convention, marry that to a young Joni Mitchell and you’ll get a very good approximation of her singing talent.
Music  bands 
march 2018 by oripsolob
Mavis Staples – Tickets – The Vic Theatre – Jam Productions – Chicago, IL – February 3rd, 2018 | Vic Theatre
Music  history  bands  race  inequalities  ferguson 
february 2018 by oripsolob
I FALL TO PIECES CHORDS (ver 2) by Patsy Cline @ Ultimate-Guitar.Com
capo #1

Use the high 3-string E chord for the descent to regular D

There's probably a 7th chord in there somewhere
february 2018 by oripsolob
A Mark So Fine: Joe Henry and You
n November of 2001, I picked up Joe Henry’s album Scar and was stunned by the opening track, a slow blues number called “Richard Pryor Addresses a Tearful Nation.” Henry, a white man, sang from the point of view of the black icon, expressing the comedian’s love-hate relationship with himself and his audience. Henry had the audacity and sensitivity to pull it off, with help from a spiraling, dipping, dripping saxophone solo by Ornette Coleman.

Scar was released in May of that year. Henry couldn’t have known how tearful the nation would be that fall. He closed the album with these lines from the title track, sung in a careful, mournful tempo:

The blade of our outrageous fortune,
Like a parade, it cuts a path.
Light shows on our foolish way
And darkness on
Our aftermath.

If I love you, to save myself
And you love me because we are
So fool to think that our parade
Could leave a path
And not a scar.
And I love you with all I am
And you love me with what you are,
As pretty as a twisting vine
A mark so fine
But still a scar.
Music  bands  9/11 
december 2017 by oripsolob
Mavis Staples' Ode to Joy: Inside Her Stirring New LP - Rolling Stone
Fittingly, the most poignant track on the record is "MLK Song," which features words from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s speech "The Drum Major Instinct" and music by M. Ward. It's appropriate given the Staple Singers' association with the late civil rights leader.
"I probably heard that speech so many times," says Ward, who also composed "Don't Cry" and co-wrote "Dedicated" with Justin Vernon for Staples' record. "When I started to get into that speech, it just sounded like it should be turned into a song. I had some ideas on my four-track from years ago but I never finished it. So when I found out that I was going to work with Mavis, and I watched the Mavis! documentary, I just got a lightbulb that I really needed to go back into the basement and find this old song and finish it. To have Mavis Staples be the voice — I can't say enough how meaningful the whole experience was. It felt like we were doing something really good."
"I actually broke down," Staples says of "MLK Song." "I had to do a little crying on that song and stop the tape for a minute because Dr. King — I would just see him. And I remembered that speech so well."
music  history  race  bands  fb 
february 2017 by oripsolob
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