1. It’s official: my little sister graduates from med school in 2 months! So proud of her.

    It’s official: my little sister graduates from med school in 2 months! So proud of her.

  2. wfaelistenhere:

    Snap Judgment: The Last Mile
    "A young storyteller goes through the motions during a family car ride, wondering whether his mothers will stay together. When I saw him perform this live in D.C. a few years ago, I was reminded that the next generation of storytellers are smart, daring, and full of stories the world must hear."
    John Asante, Assistant Producer, Ask Me Another

    Check out my contribution to Listen Here, member station WFAE’s excellent project to get non-public radio listeners hooked on the medium we producers, editors, reporters, and hosts in the biz love so much. This story (from one of my favorite public radio programs) nearly always brings tears to my eyes. 

    Reblogged from: wfaelistenhere
  3. lacienegasmiled:

    As Jackson couldn’t fluently play any instruments, he would sing and beatbox out how he wanted his songs to sound by himself on tape, layering the vocals, harmonies and rhythm before having instrumentalists come in to complete the songs.

    One of his engineers Robmix on how Jackson worked: “One morning MJ came in with a new song he had written overnight. We called in a guitar player, and Michael sang every note of every chord to him. “here’s the first chord first note, second note, third note. Here’s the second chord first note, second note, third note”, etc., etc. We then witnessed him giving the most heartfelt and profound vocal performance, live in the control room through an SM57. He would sing us an entire string arrangement, every part. Steve Porcaro once told me he witnessed MJ doing that with the string section in the room. Had it all in his head, harmony and everything. Not just little eight bar loop ideas. he would actually sing the entire arrangement into a micro-cassette recorder complete with stops and fills.”

    Reasons why I laugh when people say he wasn’t a real musician.

    Just incredible.

    Reblogged from: lacienegasmiled
  4. oldmanasante:

Hey, NYC peeps: apparently, some people think I’ve got some storytelling chops, so I’m going to embarrass myself on stage for amusement of others on the next edition of The Soundtrack Series, a storytelling show about about songs. This month’s theme is "In Defense of Unpopular Musical Taste." Basically, I’ve been given the choice to either defend a song/artist that most people despise, or trash talk a respected musician — with valid points included. This is going to be interesting. It all goes down next Thursday, March 27th, at LPR. Show starts at 8pm. Hope to see you there!

Just a reminder — the show is TONIGHT! 
I tell a story about a band I secretly love. 
You listen and laugh with/at me.
End of story.
LPR. New time: 8:30PM. w00t.

    oldmanasante:

    Hey, NYC peeps: apparently, some people think I’ve got some storytelling chops, so I’m going to embarrass myself on stage for amusement of others on the next edition of The Soundtrack Series, a storytelling show about about songs.

    This month’s theme is "In Defense of Unpopular Musical Taste." Basically, I’ve been given the choice to either defend a song/artist that most people despise, or trash talk a respected musician — with valid points included. This is going to be interesting.

    It all goes down next Thursday, March 27th, at LPR. Show starts at 8pm. Hope to see you there!

    Just a reminder — the show is TONIGHT!

    I tell a story about a band I secretly love.

    You listen and laugh with/at me.

    End of story.

    LPR. New time: 8:30PM. w00t.

    Reblogged from: oldmanasante
  5. Daybreak.  (at Crown Heights)

    Daybreak. (at Crown Heights)

  6. nprchives:

    Top: cutting tape, mid-80s.

    Bottom: Morning Meeting circa 1980.

    Source: March 1987 WJR story (the group shot) and the others from “Quest/80) May 1980.

    Reblogged from: nprchives
  7. Partying hard with Andrew W.K.! (at The Bell House)

    Partying hard with Andrew W.K.! (at The Bell House)

  8. Hey, NYC peeps: apparently, some people think I’ve got some storytelling chops, so I’m going to embarrass myself on stage for amusement of others on the next edition of The Soundtrack Series, a storytelling show about about songs. This month’s theme is "In Defense of Unpopular Musical Taste." Basically, I’ve been given the choice to either defend a song/artist that most people despise, or trash talk a respected musician — with valid points included. This is going to be interesting. It all goes down next Thursday, March 27th, at LPR. Show starts at 8pm. Hope to see you there!

    Hey, NYC peeps: apparently, some people think I’ve got some storytelling chops, so I’m going to embarrass myself on stage for amusement of others on the next edition of The Soundtrack Series, a storytelling show about about songs.

    This month’s theme is "In Defense of Unpopular Musical Taste." Basically, I’ve been given the choice to either defend a song/artist that most people despise, or trash talk a respected musician — with valid points included. This is going to be interesting.

    It all goes down next Thursday, March 27th, at LPR. Show starts at 8pm. Hope to see you there!

  9. King Bey’s “Drunk in Love” gets the emoji treatment.

    Just wait until the "surfbort" line.

  10. shibe-doge:

conquistasdoge

    shibe-doge:

    conquistasdoge

    Reblogged from: shibe-doge
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