“Weird Al” Yankovic visited Google LA to talk about his career and new album “Mandatory Fun.” This talk took place on July 18, 2014. You can find Weird Al’s YouTube page at: www.youtube.com/alyankovic
“Several decades ago, Miles Davis and Wayne Shorter were walkin’ down the road and they noticed someone at the corner getting ready to cross the street. When all of a sudden the person stumbled. Miles looked at Wayne and said: “Play that.” —Herbie HancockRead more →
The Distortion of Sound is a documentary about the decline of sound quality and how technology has changed the way we listen to music. It will open your ears and inspire you to reach for richer, more soul-stirring musical experiences. Hear it all at http://www.DistortionOfSound.com (Published on Jul 10, 2014)
Recorded live in Copenhagen, Denmark, April 1968. Song for My Father was recorded in October 1964 and released on the Blue Note label. The album was inspired by a trip that Silver had made to Brazil. The cover artwork features a photograph of Silver‘s father, John Tavares Silva, to whom the title song was dedicated. “My mother was of Irish and Negro descent, my father of Portuguese origin“, Silver recalls in the liner notes, “He was born on the island of Maio, one of the Cape Verde Islands.“ The album line-up differs from the Copenhagen musicians here.
This past Thursday evening Mary and I attended another wonderful free concert in the KZUM Stransky Park Concert Series. This time it was The Bobby Layne Orchestra who have been entertaining audiences for 61 years. Click the photo to see the full set on Flickr.
Last night Mary and I attend a free concert featuring Jazz singer Jackie Allen, the opening show of the KZUM Stransky Park Concert Series here in Lincoln. As you’ll see it was a perfectly beautiful evening for jazz in the park. Below is just a sample of the photos I took. You can click any of them to see the full set on Flickr.
Published on Dec 12, 2013
A performance of spoken word, songs, stories, chats with the audience, and more than a few surprises with author Neil Gaiman (Coraline; The Graveyard Book) and musician/cult figure Amanda Palmer (Dresden Dolls; Amanda Palmer and the Grand Theft Orchestra).
Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer released a 3-disc set, titled An Evening With Neil Gaiman & Amanda Palmer on November 19th.
Previously unreleased to the general public, and culled from hours of live recordings, one CD features Gaiman and Palmer collaborations, such as “Makin’ Whoopee” and “I Google You,”. One CD is all Amanda Palmer, and marks the first time original live Amanda Palmer tracks “Dear Old House” “Gaga, Palmer, Madonna: A Polemic” “Judy Blume” and “Do You Swear to Tell the Truth the Whole Truth and Nothing But the Truth So Help Your Black Ass” have been made available to general public on CD. Gaiman’s solo CD includes several uncollected poems and stories, and his non-fiction account of a visit to the Oscars in “The View From the Cheap Seats”.
Amanda Palmer is a Boston-based musician, force of nature, deliverer of an astonishing TED talk and occasionally one-half of The Dresden Dolls. Her last solo record (with backing band the Grand Theft Orchestra) Theatre Is Evil, debuted at #10 on the Billboard charts. She has just under a million Twitter followers and is not afraid to perform naked, especially when she needs to deal with British tabloid newspapers. You can follow her on Twitter here: @amandapalmer
Neil Gaiman wrote Sandman, American Gods, Coraline and the Newbery Award winning The Graveyard Book. His recent novel The Ocean at the End of the Lane debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list and remained on the list for 20 weeks, to be replaced by his new book for children, Fortunately, the Milk. He has just under two million Twitter followers and ridiculously messy hair. You can follow him on Twitter here: @neilhimself