Posts Tagged ‘npr’
Eyeballed on the Web this week:
Scooter is watching ‘Phineas and Ferb’ a kids show she and the ‘Bit are kind of addicted to and apparently Wired has just discovered. She is running around with her elephant storage cube on her head because for some bizarre reason doing so makes her a tree. (Jeremy is a tree in the episode she is watching)
Two Cow Garage on NPR! Check out the November 1st World Cafe entry and listen to a couple of songs off the new album.
Future writers and editors of the world, yes material you find on the internet can be and most often is copy protected. (This is a link to the Washington Post article but I first saw the story on Martha Wells’ blog early yesterday) I am not sure if the lesson here is ‘do not steal’ or ‘do not tell the person you stole from they should be -happy- about the theft’. I suspect it is both.
November is National Blog Posting Month or NaBloPoMo. While it sounds like some kind of seafood sandwich you would find in the coastal south, it is just posting a blog entry every day in November. You can check out the website for daily posting topics and sign up for prizes if you feel inspired to try an entry a day.
Limited Pressing is celebrating their one year anniversay this week. Stop by the site, look around, check out the Hoverboard for music news feeds from all over the internet, listen to some music and download some free (yes they are legal) tracks.
Enjoy the Weekend!
Thursday it was rainy and grey. Scooter was fussy (two molars coming in-sigh) and I was still tired from her teething and my cold. So I composed my post while we listened to some great jazz on NPR.
Jazz is like the musical version of orajel for babies. Seriously, the only other music that even comes close is Patsy Cline. I have no qualms about dosing my kid with either of them.
Then I tried to save the post and all kinds of buggy badness ensued. I spent the rest of the day back and forth with tech support but the problem only shows up for me. Kind of like the car noise that drives you insane but the mechanic never hears. Finally today they have an idea of the problem so with a clean sheet of paper and freshly sharpened pencils in hand, (metaphorically speaking) I will give it another try.
Scooter and I were listening to a wonderful program on the NPR website called Take Five:A Weekly Jazz Sampler. The program profiles and provides streaming audio for five different jazz songs each week. This week they brought out their picks for best jazz of 2009 – so far. We liked all the selections but Scooter’s favorite was Dancin’ 4 Chicken by Jeff ‘Tain’ Watts, while I loved ‘Waves‘ by Miles Okazaki.
(yeah, it’s working!)
Kahuna listens to NPR. (national public radio) All the time. In the car, in the house, at lunch. All. The. Time. This past Saturday he came in from running errands for his trip (he is working in Atlanta next week) and said, “Hey, I was listening to NPR and they were interviewing this blues guy. Elvin somebody.”
“Elvin Bishop?” I ask.
“Maybe?” he guesses.
So I pop over to NPR.org and find the interview with Elvin Bishop.
He talks about his new CD, The Blues Rolls On, his love of the blues and canning stuff from his garden. (I love that he takes his canned produce on the road with him).
They also play some bits from his new cd and have a couple tracks up you can listen to. It is one of those “get lots of people together and record” things but it is pretty cool. (he plays with Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks and Tommy Castro…how can it not be cool?)