Sunday, April 30, 2023

Bruce Springsteen on his landmark album "Nebraska" - CBS Sunday Morning

From CBS Sunday Morning:

"In-between his chart-topping album "The River" and his classic "Born in the U.S.A.," Bruce Springsteen recorded a collection of songs on a 4-track cassette recorder in a bedroom at his rented farmhouse - dark, mournful, and rough-hewn songs that reflected the upheaval in his life at a time of rising success. The resulting album, 1982's "Nebraska," would be one of his most personal, and helped solidify his status as one of music's most soulful voices. Springsteen talks with correspondent Jim Axelrod about how "Nebraska" spoke to his evolution as a songwriter. Axelrod also talks with Warren Zanes, author of the new book, "Deliver Me from Nowhere: The Making of Bruce Springsteen's 'Nebraska'."

CBS Sunday Morning" features stories on the arts, music, nature, entertainment, sports, history, science and Americana, and highlights unique human accomplishments and achievements. 

Saturday, April 22, 2023

Happy Earth Day 2023!


Gregg Chadwick
The Greatest Of Wanderers
54"x54" oil on linen 2021

Happy Earth Day!

Earth Day is held each April 22nd to demonstrate support for environmental protection. I remember the first Earth Day that was held when I was an elementary school student. That day - April 22, 1970 - resonated deeply with me and I continue to support environmental actions across the globe. Today, Earth Day now includes a wide range of events in more than 193 countries. The official theme for 2023 is Invest In Our Planet.

I was honored that last week Omni Presenti featured my painting "The Greatest of Wanderers". Dale wrote that "This is truly one of my favorite pieces on our website as I have a personal love for elephants. L.A. artist Gregg Chadwick is a master at layering and mixing color as seen in this large 54×54 oil painting, creating a beautiful and ethereal background for this majestic animal." 

#endangeredspecies and #nature paintings in the #fragileearth series in our #onlinegallery #animalart #elephantlove #elephantart #environmentalist #savetheplanet 
#protectwildlife #HappyEarthDay #EarthDay

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

Redwoods Shouldn't Be So Tall. Here's Why They Are

From PBS Terra:

"Beyond its iconic height, the Redwood Forest is sacred to the Yurok Tribe and a scientific frontier for the study of vast biodiversity that exists nowhere else on Earth. This episode of Untold Earth explores the varied relationship between The Redwoods, their forest ecosystems, and the humans who live and work among them. Asking, at every turn, what makes these trees epically singular in nature?

Untold Earth explores the seeming impossibilities behind our planet’s strangest, most unique natural wonders. From fragile, untouched ecosystems to familiar but unexplained occurrences in our own backyard, this series chases insight into natural phenomena through the voices that know them best. 

Untold Earth is produced in partnership with Atlas Obscura and Nature."

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All the Rectangles in Grand Central Station

From Atlas Obscura:

"At least 750,000 people visit New York's Grand Central Station each day. It's hard to see past the buzz of tourists snapping photos and commuters moving quickly between trains. But if you linger for just a moment, you might see the iconic landmark from a different perspective. If you'd like to go beyond the landmarks on your next visit to New York City, check out all the 310 hidden wonders our community has found: Or see more of what the world has to offer by browsing our database of over 14,000 unique sights to visit around the world:"

Gregg Chadwick
Mercury Above Grand Central
30"x22"gouache on paper 2020
Brandon Mauldin Collection, Nashville, Tennessee
Sold March 2023

Thursday, April 13, 2023

Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman – Haruki Murakami – Official U.S. Trailer

From Kino studio:

"A lost cat, a giant talkative frog and a tsunami help a bank employee without ambition, his frustrated wife and a schizophrenic accountant to save Tokyo from an earthquake and find a meaning to their lives in the animated feature Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman. Based on stories by acclaimed Japanese author Haruki Murakami (Drive My Car), the debut of composer Pierre Földes won the Jury Special Mention award at the renowned Annency Animation Film Festival.

Tokyo, a few days after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Kyoko suddenly leaves her husband after spending five days in a row glued to unfolding earthquake footage on TV. Her helpless husband Komura takes a week’s leave from work and heads north to deliver a box and its unknown contents to two young women. His colleague Katagiri, a simple debt collector by profession and an awkward loner in life, returns home one evening to find a two-metre-tall frog asking for his help to save Tokyo from an imminent earthquake. Through memories, dreams and fantasies, Kyoko, Komura and Katagiri, influenced by their visions of earthquakes—which are manifested as evil willow trees, giant earthworms, secret vows, mysterious boxes and a dark, endless corridor—attempt to rediscover their true selves."

Saturday, April 08, 2023

The Edge | Broken Record (Hosted by Rick Rubin)

From Broken Record: 

Friday, April 07, 2023

Trina: Tiny Desk Concert

From NPR: "As a rapper, Trina has been pushing P since before her successors were even sitting up in Pampers and her wild ride of a Tiny Desk concert, 25 years after making her rap debut, only further proves why she is the blueprint.

Decked out in leather, diamonds and a wavy jet-black bussdown, the vet got comfortable behind the Desk quickly, ready to give fans the best of her sprawling discography. Trina temporarily fought back tears as she recited "Mama," a dedication to her late mother who died of cancer in 2019. The crew made the breakup anthem "Here We Go" feel even more aching. The energy in the space made a seismic shift when the band took on the bass-bumpin' classic "Da Baddest Bitch," infusing the live arrangement with nimble guitar, charismatic drums and background vocalists so entertaining, their delivery felt like epic narration from the chorus of an ancient Greek play or, just as epically, a group homegirls hyping up their friend at the function. In the middle of it all was the 305 Queen herself, killing her verses with breath control, authority and bougie hair flips.

"I believe in who I am. The game didn't make me; I made the game. I made it," the Diamond Princess declared in her Louder Than A Riot interview before recording this Tiny Desk concert. "I already came in with a motive and an initiative to know who I am from. That's why I breed a whole universe of bad bitches." To hear Trina's full interview, subscribe to NPR Music's Louder Than A Riot podcast."

"Da Baddest Bitch"
"Single Again"
"Here We Go" 
"Nann N****"

Trina: vocals
Bigg D: guitar
Alton Coley: bass
Jon Anderson: drums
Cory Irvin: keys
Asher Makeba Williams: vocals
Nia McClain: vocals
Shannon McClain: vocals
Corey "C.O." Evans: vocals

Producers: Bobby Carter, Sidney Madden
Director: Maia Stern
Audio Engineer: Josh Rogosin 
Editor: Joshua Bryant
Creative Director: Bob Boilen 
Videographers: Maia Stern, Joshua Bryant, Kara Frame, Sofia Seidel
Audio Assistant: Neil Tevault 
Production Assistants: Jill Britton, Alanté Serene
Tiny Desk Team: Suraya Mohamed, Maia Stern, Marissa Lorusso, Hazel Cills, Ashley Pointer, Pilar Galván
VP, Visuals and Music: Keith Jenkins
Senior VP, Programming: Anya Grundmann

#NPRMusic #TinyDesk #Trina

Sunday, April 02, 2023

Bruce Springsteen & E Street Band - Jungleland | New York City 2023

"And the poets down here..."

Bruce Springsteen & E Street Band
Live in New York City
Madison Square Garden
April 1, 2023

Giancarlo DiMascio
Jordan Norris
Ronnie Gilles
Sammy Steinlight