Daily Meditation: Sweet Love
of bringing spirituality alive in your life. Today's meditation features a song by Australian neo-soul ensemble Hiatus Kaiyote. Full of tenderness and sweet nostalgia, the song reminds us to hold our loved ones close and cherish each and every ...
June 8, 2015
Daily Meditation: Be Present
We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life. Today's meditation features a poem by early 20th ...
June 10, 2015
Daily Meditation: Every Step Of Your Path
We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life. Today's meditation features a prayer from the Kadampa ...
June 5, 2014
Time, the Infinite Storyteller
The clock and calendar on the wall in Otto Dix's 1922 portrait “The Businessman Max Roesberg, Dresden,” in the 20th-century galleries specify that it is 1:32 in the afternoon on the 24th day of the month. Roesberg's sideways glance conveys quiet ...
December 31, 2009
Gear: March 2014
Tune and Decay knobs are now present on every instrument, and the Bass Drum and Snare Drum have additional controls such as Attack, Snappy, and Comp. Roland says it allows for a wide variety of tones, from subtle Unlike drum machines from the early ...
March 2, 2014
'Something in the Air' and the Rise of Radio
I've been taken into basements to see treasured jukeboxes, into back offices to hear an old tape of a cherished but long gone Top 40 station, into kitchens to pore over scrapbooks of concert tickets, programs, and song surveys featuring the swinging ...
January 31, 2007
Interview with Ruby Throat
It was recorded with the same instruments and in much the same way… we'd get the basic song down, and then I'd just mess around with whatever was lying around and try and find the supporting textures to fill it out. . KatieJane, you struggle ...
June 9, 2010
I'm Neal Conan in Washington. The obituary for radio has been written more than once. In the late 1940s, when television was the next big thing and radio's biggest stars defected to the new medium, many believed that radio would just fade away. Instead, it became the soundtrack to American life: Top 40 DJs who spoke directly into the fevered ears of teenagers, gentle wallpaper music that decorated the offices of dentists, all news, all talk, all sports. And it found itself new media - FM first, later satellite and Internet radio, now podcasts. Washington Post columnist Marc Fisher has been writing about radio for 20 years, and his new book "Something in the Air: Radio, Rock, and the Revolution That Shaped a Generation" tells a sweeping story of how radio provided a cultural commons and... But first, "Something in the Air. " Why do you listen to the radio. MARC FISHER (Author, "Something in the Air: Radio, Rock, and the Revolution That Shaped a Generation"): Good to be with you, Neal. CONAN: You grew up in the television age, but you write about how you played radio as a kid and later as a teenager. FISHER: Well, I think radio is the most intimate of the mass media. It is the one that we're - you're being spoken to one-on-one.
Ruby Throat’s debut album The Ventriloquist and second album Out Of A Black Cloud Came A Bird are hauntingly delicate and achingly disquieting masterworks of heart-rending suffering and exquisite beauty. Did you use the same instruments and recording processes for both albums. Chris Wittingham: Out of a black cloud …is a continuation of what we started. Instead of recording in a studio, we just set up in a large wooden sitting room…leaving the microphones constantly set up and recording as we wrote with the same idea to try and capture the song in its first full form. It was recorded with the same instruments and in much the same way… we’d get the basic song down, and then I’d just mess around with whatever was lying around and try and find the supporting textures to fill it out. Ruby Throat is a fruitful musical union, bearing two albums in about as many years. Chris: I was busking for about 4 years full time in the London Underground, just playing songs from a slide guitar album I’d made… katiejane stopped me one night and suggested we might try writing some stuff together. KatieJane, do you consider Ruby Throat a band or duo, or an entity separate from yourself, where you (and Chris) are the conduit for the dissemination of the songs.
Baker Wall Clock
Wake up to the scent of fresh pastries and breads with this clock that elicits fond memories of the kitchen ... Set Includes: One - Baker Wall Clock
December 10, 2013