Wednesday, April 25, 2018

There Is No Planet B





Thursday, April 19, 2018

Summer of 1984 - Prince - Nothing Compares 2 U [OFFICIAL VIDEO]





Above is previously unseen rehearsal footage of Prince & The Revolution from the summer of 1984.

NPR writes,"It's remarkable how seamlessly this "Nothing Compares 2 U" fits alongside Prince's classic mid-'80s works. It's no bare-bones demo: Prince recorded it with engineer Susan Rogers, Eric Leeds on saxophone, and backing vocalists Susannah Melvoin and Paul "St. Paul" Peterson. Its video is a treat, too, as it pairs the song with a charming assortment of previously unseen Prince & The Revolution rehearsal footage."

It was in this very room at Flying Cloud Drive Warehouse in Eden Prairie, Minnesota that Prince created and committed to tape one of his most beloved and iconic compositions, which six years later would become a worldwide hit for Sinead O’Connor.

Prince’s original studio version of ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ is presented here for the first time.

Video directed by Andrea Gelardin and Ruth Hogben.

Listen now on all streaming services: https://lnk.to/NC2UMP

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Watch CIVILIZATIONS: Episode 1 - The Second Moment of Creation


WATCH: Moby Live On Morning Becomes Eclectic






On Moby's 15th studio album Everything was Beautiful, and Nothing Hurt, the electronic music pioneer presents a view of the apocalypse with an undercurrent of beauty and a dash of hope. KCRW brings us highlights from a live session recorded at Apogee Studio, including some of his classic tracks.

CREDITS

Musicians:
Moby- Guitar, Vocals
Jonathan Nesvadba- Bass, Vocals
Tripp Beam- Drums
Julie Mintz- Keys, Vocals
Mindy Jones- Vocals
Technical support:
Bob Clearmountain, Brandon Duncan, Sergio Ruelas: Recording Engineers
JC Swiatek: Editor
Justin Preston: Web Video Producers: Subtractive Lighting
Special thanks to Betty Bennett and Bob Clearmountain
Producers:
Rachel Reynolds

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Happy Jackie Robinson Day!


“When I straightened up my back so oppressors could no longer ride upon it, some of the same people said I was arrogant...what they call arrogant, I call confidence. What they call argumentative, I categorize as articulate. What they label temperamental, I cite as human.” - Jackie Robinson



1911 - A Trip Through New York City





Amazing!




Saturday, April 07, 2018

Manuel Olivier Remembers His Murdered Son and Inspires Us to Fight Gun Violence

by Gregg Chadwick
(all photos by Gregg Chadwick)

Today in Downtown Los Angeles, an empowered crowd joined Parkland, Florida father Manuel Olivier as he created a moving artistic tribute to the 17 shot and killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School - poignantly including his son Joaquin Olivier. We were comprised of Stoneman Douglas students and their families, past Stoneman Douglas graduates, and concerned community members.


Manuel Olivier began with a blank surface set in place outside the Standard Hotel on 6th Street. With a deft combination of wheat pasted paper elements, brushwork, and bold spray painted passages, Olivier created the framework for a memorial to those senselessly cut down at their High School in Florida.



Manuel Olivier creates a moving artistic tribute to the 17 shot and killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School - including his son Joaquin Olivier



Once the artwork's structure was in place, Olivier moved to a more performance based piece, paint dripped like blood, loud hammer thrusts burst the surface of the painting echoing like gunshots off the buildings surrounding the outdoor space, and the gaping wounds were filled with sunflowers.


Olivier filled the gaping wounds with sunflowers. Life, death, and renewal. 




Olivier then implored us to fight for change and said that his son Joaquin would always be marching and fighting with us. Olivier's clear backpack was a rebuke to the politicians who offer only pollyannas and ineffective symbolic gestures.

Then Marjory Stoneman students and family who had flown out to Los Angeles from Florida, picked up crayons that Olivier had placed in clear buckets attached to the artwork and wrote their tributes to the slain students on this new remembrance wall. Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student David Hogg, who with Jaclyn Corin, Emma González, Cameron Kasky and Alex Wind has led a nationwide movement against gun violence since the shootings in Parkland, picked out a red crayon and wrote a quote from MLK onto the artwork - “If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl,  but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”  





David Hogg quotes MLK in honor of his slain HS friend
- Joaquin Olivier:




“If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl,  but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”   ― Martin Luther King Jr


Today in we joined Parkland father Manuel Olivier as he created a moving artistic tribute to the 17 shot and killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School - including his son Joaquin Olivier




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Monday, April 02, 2018

Behind the Scenes at March For Our Lives

Martin Luther King Jr's "I've Been to the Mountaintop" at Mason Temple in Memphis.



MLK’s final speech — delivered 50 years ago today — was full of timely and timeless teachings.  More at: "I've been to the mountaintop."


March for Science Los Angeles: Rally and Science Expo

by Gregg Chadwick


Gregg Chadwick
Evidence Based Science
30"x24" oil on linen 2018

Evidence Based Science!

I'm getting ready for the April 14, 2018 March for Science Los Angeles: Rally and Science Expo.

Mark your calendars for the second March for Science Los Angeles event! This year instead of marching we are focusing on programming and our Science Expo. With the event we hope to bring people together around science, point to concrete policy options and give people tools to explore science and support evidence-based policies throughout the year. The Science Rally will run from 10 AM - 11 AM. We are proud to announce our confirmed speakers include Astrophysicist and Curator Dr. Laura Danly, Malik Ducard of YouTube, Dr. John Fleming of Center for Biological Diversity, Dr. Carlos G. Gutiérrez Professor of Chemistry at Cal State LA, Dr. Mona Patel of Children's Hospital LA, and Neurobiologist Dr. Tepring Piquado. 

Our Science Expo booths will be open from 9 AM - 4 PM and will be centered around celebrating science through science education, communication, policy, and outreach. From 11:30 AM - 4 PM, Nerdist's Science Editor Kyle Hill will MC the expo stage, which will feature live interactive demos, science-inspired music, and include a series of focused sessions. Session topics include: What citizens need to know about science, How to get Involved in Policymaking, Environmental Justice: Can you make a difference?, and Inspiring the next STEM generation in LA. 

*Purchase official march apparel using the link below to avoid any other illegitimate sites and ensure your donation supports the march! https://www.customink.com/fundraising/mfs-la-2018…& *For the price of a cup of coffee, you can help us reach our fundraising goals. If everyone planning to attend donated $5 we would reach our goal today! Every little bit helps, use the link below to donate! https://www.laallianceforscience.org/support-us/…& *Follow our facebook page for updates and other exciting news! https://www.facebook.com/marchforscienceLA/?source=email& We can't wait to see you there!
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Thanks!