Paul McCartney Talks ‘Ridiculous’ Beatles Classes, Music Industry, & More

first_imgPaul McCartney sat down recently with‘s Lily Cole to discuss song writing, and although McCartney was not able to get to ever question, he was kind enough to post several questions and answers afterwards to his website. This Q and A did not disappoint.When asked about his feelings towards students studying popular music with a focus on the The Beatles, he replied, “For me it’s ridiculous, and yet very flattering. Ridiculous because we never studied anything, we just loved our popular music: Elvis, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Fats Domino, etc. And it wasn’t a case of ‘studying’ it. I think for us, we’d have felt it would have ruined it to study it. We wanted to make our own minds up just by listening to it. So our study was listening. But to be told – as I was years ago now – that The Beatles were in my kid’s history books? That was like ‘What?! Unbelievable, man!’ Can you imagine when we were at school, finding yourself in a history book?!”In another interesting response, McCartney takes up the evolution of the music “industry.” He says that when The Beatles began their assent to the top that there wasn’t much of an “industry,” per se. “Now it is very much an industrial pursuit. Then it was just a sort of gang of groups that all happened to know each other and play and it was a sort of a more casual scene. Then they started calling it the ‘music business’, but we kind of ignored that word, we didn’t take the word ‘business’ too seriously.” McCartney continues, saying “as it went on and we got more popular and you realised that there was a lot of money involved, ‘business’ and ‘industry’ became how people referred to it. So yeah, it’s just got more serious.”For a complete transcript of the interview visit Paul McCartney’s official website..last_img read more

The Jauntee Reveals Extensive Winter/Spring Tour Dates

first_imgBoston-based jam band up and comers The Jauntee have revealed an extended tour schedule, spanning from mid-February through the beginning of April. The band kicks off their new tour on February 12th in Wilkes-Barre, PA, and has stops planned at the Brooklyn Bowl, Nectar’s and more in the Northeast, before heading out West to Colorado. The tour also sees them play alongside a number of jam favorites, including Formula 5, The Fritz, Sprocket, The Southern Belles, Dangermuffin, Dopapod, LITZ, and Gang of Thieves. Don’t miss out!Check out the full tour schedule below, and head to the band’s website for further details.last_img

Volunteers Take Over Rural Newspaper After it Folds

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore They’ll just publish the newspaper themselves! When a rural CO weekly folds, volunteers step up to fill void, forming a non-profit and doing anything they can so they don’t lose their paper. (Read more in the LA Times)  AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img

Senate requests ID card access policy info, debates allocation of funds

first_imgWednesday’s weekly Senate meeting started with a unified resolve to request information on the ID Card access policy and ended with postponing an ongoing debate over club and student union funds. The senate first passed a resolution which formally requests the Division of Student Affairs to release and share any and all unclassified statistics, studies, and/or documentation from the process by which the Division of Student Affairs analyzed, deliberated and implemented the new ID Card Access Policy.“We’ve actually delayed this a couple of months now,” sophomore and Alumni senator Jack Rotolo said. “We wanted to make sure we took all of the routes we could before passing this resolution.” Last fall, while in discussion with the Division of Student Affairs, associate vice president for residential life Heather Rakoczy Russell said she “would not be able to share the benchmarking and National Best Practices” sources used in consideration for the newly instated policy. “We’re asking for the documents directly,” Rotolo said. “This will go to Student Affairs Office where it will go to Heather Rakoczy Russell.” Parliamentarian Thomas Davis said the Student Affairs Office doesn’t have to honor the request, but he hopes it will.“We want to be very respectful. We are only asking for information that would be considered public,” Rotolo said in regards to obtaining only non-confidential information.The resolution was passed as well as another resolution concerning the postponement of the student body president and vice president election in the wake of senior Annrose Jerry’s death. The resolution suspends subsections of the constitution regarding the dates for run-off election and re-run-off election debates, and grants the Judicial Council the temporary power to delegate their own dates in light of the election’s overall postponement. The Senate then moved into what became a heated debate over the allocation of funding allowed between the Club Coordination Council (CCC) and other Student Union organizations. As it stands, the Student Body Constitution allows a minimum of 40% of funds to be distributed to clubs and organizations under the CCC, and the remaining 59% of funds from the Financial Management Board (FMB) go to Student Union organizations. The resolution which was debated would change these numbers to a minimum of 46% of funds to be designated for distribution through the CCC and 53% to be available for distribution to remaining Student Union organizations. Initial questioning was directed at CCC president and senior Jordan Isner.“I think the end goal is when we get to a point where clubs and student union (organizations) feel like it’s a balanced amount of funding,” Isner said. “I will say the reason we chose to go to 46% [for clubs] is because it seems not arbitrary … 46% would mean that clubs and the Student Union would be getting about the same amount of money.” Several senators asked if it would possible to ask clubs to fundraise more.“They fundraise a lot … clubs fundraise almost a million dollars each year,” Isner said in response. “Clubs spend a lot of time fundraising, which isn’t the point of a club.”Senators also asked if it would be possible to obtain more money from the FMB, to which Isner said the method had been attempted by the CCC for three years with no success. When the floor was opened to debate, off-campus senator and senior Quentin Colo made a pitch in favor of the resolution. He listed many examples of clubs, such as the Global Medical Brigade, She’s the First and College Mentors for Kids.“There’s 20 plus religious clubs, 10 political clubs, 30 plus cultural clubs,” Colo said. “Clubs are really important — 7,800 students are in clubs and I think there’s a really good case for why clubs should be getting more money.” Junior class council president Sam Cannova had a different take. Cannova presented his case by saying Student Union organizations serve 8,000 students, delivering $54 per student per year on average. He then said that the CCC supports less than half of all clubs.“Even if every student were in a club, and half of these were funded by the CCC, the amount per student is at minimum $93 dollars,” Cannova said.Cannova continued with a breakdown of funds between the CCC and Student Union organizations.“What I’m getting at here is how is the money getting back to the students?” Cannova said. “It seems the Student Union is doing it far more efficiently and using every dollar as well as they can.” Isner responded by saying Cannova’s statistics were misinformed and made without discussion with him or the CCC. Cannova claimed the CCC was not completely transparent with its funding information. “In terms of transparency on the CCC end, I gave a presentation last fall. I asked for any questions and I got none,” Isner said. “… The CCC has closed-door meetings because we can’t give away club financials, but I’m really trying to be as transparent as possible.” Isner continued arguing for the passing of the resolution.“Clubs are never happy with the allocation,” he said. “In a good compromise, both sides should walk away a little bit dissatisfied. In the compromise of allocations, clubs are walking away crying. … Student Union branches aren’t crying when they get their allocations.“… We are not cutting a lot of programming from the Student Union. There’s a lot of unspent money each year. … We are recovering the unspent money and moving it to clubs.” After nearly an hour of debate, the senate moved to postpone the debate and voting on the resolution to next week’s meeting. Tags: Senate, Student governmentlast_img read more

Raddest Wool Cycling Jacket Ever?

first_imgNormally, one wouldn’t think to combine modern wool cycling fabric technology with retro hot rod styling courtesy of late 70’s/early 80’s movies. Thankfully for us, Stevil Kinevil of  Allhailtheblackmarket fame (infamy?) isn’t what most cyclists would consider normal, and that’s a good thing. If this Smokey and the Bandit wool cycling jacket/jersey, complete with the Trans-Am crest on the chest and Trans-Am Bandit shoulder patches, doesn’t scream American cycling, I don’t know what does.Not only are you almost guaranteed to be the only one in your local group ride with a Burt Reynolds inspired jersey, you will also be able to gloat about the fact that you own a custom Earth, Wind, and Rider Wool Jacket. As for Wool as a “technical” fabric, the new wools are really starting to gain more ground in the cycling apparel market, and for good reason. Just as EWR tells it, “Earth, Wind and Rider Jerseys: No scratch, no sniff.”Now, mind you, all of this epic style, and woolly goodness doesn’t come cheap at $160 a pop, but for a such a unique jersey/jacket with just a touch of irony, it’s hard to resist.Not familiar with the inspiration for this jacket? See it, along with all the info from Stevil after the break!From Stevil:My first goal was to ride my bike and drown my sorrows, which I handled immediately. After that I took to looking at the long term.With that in mind, aside from the Black Market kits, as well as other assorted goods, I knew that there was one project I wanted to see happen, and I can’t think of a better time for it to than here at the head of 2011. In association with Earth, Wind and Rider, I am very proud to present the All Hail The Black Market ‘Smokey and The Bandit’ wool replica full zip jacket/jersey. It is without even a hint of irony that I say this movie (Smokey and The Bandit number one, not number two, in which he actually wore this jacket) might very well be one of my top 20 favorite films of all time, and for those of you who understand, there’s no need to explain.For those of you who don’t, I can only say that I’m sorry for you.Like the Black Market kits, I have to sell these on a pre-order basis for two reasons.1) I don’t have the money to lay down for an initial minimum order.2) Even if I did, I don’t have room to sit on a bunch of these in hopes that they eventually sell.By doing it this way, each of these very customized garments will come in the specific size that you choose. It goes without saying that after this order is done, it will never happen again.…Unless the parasites from Urban Outfitters catch wind of it, and begin mass producing them at some crap-hole in China, which in turn *might result in some firebombing of their corporate offices, but we’ll cross that bridge when we come to it.* Probably will.Anyway, the nuts and the bolts on the matter is this;Starting now, I have a 90 day order window. All orders need to be placed by Wednesday, April 6th. Should I be slapped with a cease and desist order, which my lawyers say is more than likely, then all the more reason to get your order in sooner rather than later.Each full zip jersey is painstakingly hand crafted out of Merino Wool, and are an absolute steal for 160.00 a piece. The Earth, Wind and Rider garment sizing is true, so as they say in their sizing chart, if you wear a large jersey, then a large size is what you should order. Or you can decide for yourself;as always, if you have any questions, please direct them to me at [email protected] Burt Reynolds mustache not included.last_img read more

Benj Pasek & Justin Paul Among Obie Award Presenters

first_imgJustin Paul & Benj Pasek(Photo: Emilio Madrid-Kuser) View Comments Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, past Obie winners and current Tony nominees for Dear Evan Hansen, will present at the 2017 Obie Awards on May 22. The yearly celebration of off-Broadway will take place at Webster Hall.Also set to present will be Chris Cooper, Rose Byrne, Edie Falco, Jayne Houdyshell, Lena Hall, Jefferson Mays, LaChanze, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Taylor Mac, Darius de Haas, Mike Faist, J. Smith-Cameron, David Henry Hwang, Derek McLane, William Ivey Long, Emilio Sosa, Peter Barbey, and chair of the Obie Judges Michael Feingold.The evening will include special performances by Hall, Rubin-Vega, Katrina Lenk, Kecia Lewis, Austin Reed Alleman, Jessie Shelton, Storm Thomas, William Youmans and Daniel Bellomy.As was previously announced, Lea DeLaria will return as host, with Indecent playwright Paula Vogel receiving a special Obie Award for Lifetime Achievement.The Obie Awards were founded by The Village Voice and are co-presented with the American Theatre Wing (the co-producer of the Tony Awards). The Village Voice created the Obie Awards, soon after the publication’s own inception in 1955. The American Theatre Wing is now in a long-term partnership with the Voice to co-present the Obies, off-Broadway’s highest honor.last_img read more

Odds & Ends: NBC Recruits Sas Goldberg to Write & Produce Musical Comedy Series & More

first_img View Comments Here’s a quick roundup of stories you might have missed today. NBC Recruits Sas Goldberg to Write & Produce Musical Comedy SeriesSas Goldberg, standout cast member of Broadway’s Significant Other, is teaming up with Jake Wilson to write and executive-produce a new musical comedy series for NBC, according to Variety. The currently untitled ensemble show “follows Sally, who, newly jobless and single after a decade working abroad, returns to New York hoping to relive her college glory days with her friends, only to find the realities of adulthood have eclipsed the carefree days of their 20s.” Also on the series’ producing team are Broadway’s Jeffrey Seller (Hamilton) and Flody Suarez (The Cher Show). Further info on the series is to come.Broadway’s Ciara Renée Kickstarting the Production of New Film Reddy RecordsCiara Renée, the multi-talented stage alum of Pippin, Big Fish and Tick, Tick…BOOM!, is raising funds for the production of the new movie Reddy Records. Created by and starring Renée, Reddy Records is described as “a captivating musical fantasia that follows the story of a woman who, spurred on by the death of a long-estranged parent and a musical awakening she can’t stop, must face her childhood fears and insecurities.” Learn more below and contribute here. Sas Goldberg(Photo: Emilio Madrid-Kuser for Theatrical Dining Experience Passion Nation to Play Five-Week Run Off-BroadwayPassion Nation, a new immersive theatrical dining experience, will arrive off-Broadway on November 15 at midtown venue the Lightbox. The show harnesses a combination of live actors, light projection technology and sound design, uniquely integrating food and drink to tell an inspiring tale of American optimism and accomplishment. Bill Castellino, writer and director of Passion Nation explains, “We wanted to harness the essence of our rich American history to beautifully create an out-of-the-box experience that employs state of art technology, imagery, media, music and live performers.” Passion Nation will play a five-week limited engagement through December 9.last_img read more

The Kids (Who Use Tech) Seem to Be All Right

first_imgA new paper by scientists at the University of Oxford, published this week in Nature Human Behaviour, should help clear up the confusion. It reveals the pitfalls of the statistical methods scientists have employed and offers a more rigorous alternative. And, importantly, it uses data on more than 350,000 adolescents to show persuasively that, at a population level, technology use has a nearly negligible effect on adolescent psychological well-being, measured in a range of questions addressing depressive symptoms, suicidal ideation, pro-social behavior, peer-relationship problems and the like. Technology use tilts the needle less than half a percent away from feeling emotionally sound. For context, eating potatoes is associated with nearly the same degree of effect and wearing glasses has a more negative impact on adolescent mental health. “This is an incredibly important paper,” says Candice Odgers, a psychologist studying adolescent health and technology at the University of California, Irvine, who wasn’t involved in the research. “It provides a sophisticated set of analyses and is one of the most comprehensive and careful accountings of the associations between digital technologies and well-being to date. And the message from the paper is painstakingly clear: The size of the association documented across these studies is not sufficient or measurable enough to warrant the current levels of panic and fear around this issue.” Read the whole story: Scientific American More of our Members in the Media > Social media is linked to depression—or not. First-person shooter video games are good for cognition—or they encourage violence. Young people are either more connected—or more isolated than ever.center_img Such are the conflicting messages about the effects of technology on children’s well-being. Negative findings receive far more attention and have fueled panic among parents and educators. This state of affairs reflects a heated debate among scientists. Studies showing statistically significant negative effects are followed by others revealing positive effects or none at all—sometimes using the same data set.last_img read more

Dilapidations shake-up plan divides surveyors

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Two-thirds of funds below par in 2011

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