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Artists, Agitators, Introspectors

Christopher Lasch The Revolt of the Elites (1995) Socialism, as [Oscar] Wilde understood it, was simply another name...for the elimination of drudgery by machines. Wilde had no patience with those who proclaimed the dignity of labor. ... The collectivization of production would liberate the poor from want, but it would also liberate the rich from the burden of managing and defending their property. ... No less than manual labor, the administration of property distracted people from the real b...
Tags: Democracy, Jazz, Philosophy, Oscar Wilde, Christ, Jones, Freud, Abstraction, Abstract Art, Brown, Wilde, Jung, Hannah Arendt, Introspection, Stefan Kac, LeRoi Jones


Holiday Headsup: Richard Pryor and a Plethora of Soul

Get ready to experience greatness with THE ULTIMATE RICHARD PRYOR COLLECTION: UNCENSORED. Featuring all of Pryor’s most memorable stand-up and television performances together in one collection for the very first time, the 13-disc collector’s set ($99.95srp) contains more than 26 incredible hours of comedy. The groundbreaking stand-up, the mesmerizing TV appearances, the NBC show that was too hot for TV, and so much more. Capturing the full scope of Pryor’s groundbreaking, rule-bashing car...
Tags: Amazon, Music, Comedy, Television, Nbc, Headsup, Dvd, Marvin Gaye, Tom, Sunset Strip, Richard Pryor, Bill Withers, Pryor, Johnny Carson, Stylistics, Jo Jo


Watch Frank Zappa Play Michael Nesmith (RIP) on The Monkees–and Vice Versa (1967)

In December 1967, The Monkees blew their audience’s minds by hosting Frank Zappa, “participant in and perhaps even leader of” the Mothers Of Invention. Or did they? The tidal wave of affection that comprises twenty-first century Monkees mania makes us forget that children were the primary audience for The Monkees’ titular sitcom. (One might also say that The Monkees were the sitcom’s titular band.) But even if the kids at home weren’t sufficiently conversant in the musical undergroun...
Tags: Facebook, Music, College, Monkees, Frank Zappa, Frank, Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork, Zach Galifianakis, Zappa, Davy Jones, Nesmith, Michael Nesmith, Barry Miles, Frank but Nesmith


Opera’s Three Laws Of Gravity (There’s No Escaping Them)

“In opera, the external is the internal.” 2. “In opera, all speech is dream speech, whether it wants to be or not.” 3. “Opera transforms pain into pleasure.” Composer Matthew Aucoin, whose Eurydice just finished its run at the Met, explains. – Literary Hub
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Michael Nesmith, singer and guitarist with the Monkees, dies aged 78

Family say pop songwriter from chart-topping 1960s band died of natural causes at homeMichael Nesmith, who achieved global fame as a member of the pop group the Monkees, has died aged 78.“With infinite love we announce that Michael Nesmith has passed away this morning in his home, surrounded by family, peacefully and of natural causes,” his family said in a statement. “We ask that you respect our privacy at this time and we thank you for the love and light that all of you have shown him and us.”...
Tags: Music, World news, US news, Culture, Pop and rock, Monkees, The Monkees, Nesmith, Michael Nesmith


Mike Nesmith, singer and guitarist with the Monkees, dies aged 78

Family say pop songwriter from chart-topping 1960s band died of natural causes at homeMike Nesmith, who achieved global fame as a member of the pop group the Monkees, has died aged 78.“With infinite love we announce that Michael Nesmith has passed away this morning in his home, surrounded by family, peacefully and of natural causes,” his family said in a statement. “We ask that you respect our privacy at this time and we thank you for the love and light that all of you have shown him and us.” Co...
Tags: Music, World news, US news, Culture, Pop and rock, Monkees, The Monkees, Nesmith, Mike Nesmith, Michael Nesmith


And Now Some Orchestra Business Numbers:

For the last 12 months (November 2020-October 2021), orchestra ticket revenue is down 67%. This is on par with results for the larger performing arts sector in the U.S. for the same period. – SMU Data Arts
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So setzt du klare & gesunde Grenzen bei der Arbeit

Unsere Arbeit hat einen erheblichen Einfluss auf unsere psychische Gesundheit, unser körperliches Wohlbefinden und unser Leben im Allgemeinen. Viele Arbeitnehmer:innen haben irgendwann mit arbeitsbedingtem Stress, Ängsten oder Depressionen zu kämpfen. Insbesondere Stress fordert seinen körperlichen Tribut, indem er zu Schlafstörungen, Kopfschmerzen, Magen-Darm-Problemen und erhöhtem Blutdruck führt oder das Risiko für Herz-Kreislauf-Erkrankungen erhöht. Die Pandemie hat das nur noch verschlimmer...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Kraft, Ruhe, Evelyn, Energie, Arbeit, Wert, Wie, Rolle, Kopf, Wunsch, Weise, Umgang, Zeit, Jene


Christmas with Ralph Vaughan Williams and The Oxford Book of Carols

The Oxford Book of Carols (1928) was the brainchild of Reverend Percy Dearmer. Dearmer was a socialist, high church Anglican liturgist who believed that music should be at the core of Christian worship, and was the author of The Parson’s Handbook, published in 1899:“The parson should beg his people to discourage small boys from begging in Advent under the pretext of singing carols—if it can be called singing. It is really a sin to give pence to children for degrading themselves and dishonouring ...
Tags: Books, Music, Featured, Iceland, King, Albion, Puritans, Martin Shaw, OBC, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Vaughan Williams, Parson, King 's College Cambridge, Carol Service, Arts & Humanities, William Vann


Rolando Villazón Had Thought His Voice Was Fried For Good — But He’s Singing Again And Back At The Met

Following a meteoric rise in the ’00s, the Mexican tenor suffered more than one vocal crisis, changed repertoire, and finally gave up. But, he says, he retooled his technique during the pandemic and now thinks he’s singing better than ever. – The New York Times
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How to potty train your cat, according to jazz musician Charles Mingus

When he wasn't busy recording the Greatest Jazz Concert Ever, famed jazz pianist Charles Mingus apparently dabbled in feline toilet training, going so far as to produce a "CAT-alog for Toilet Training Your Cat."  WNYC reported on this strange hobby back in 2014, which you can listen to below. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Cats, Jazz, Poop, Toilets, Cat Poop, Charles Mingus, Potty Training, WNYC, Toilet Training, Smooth Jazz, Internet of Cats, Jazz Standards, Basic Potty Training, Toilet Technology


Taylor Swift to face plagiarism trial over Shake It Off lyrics

Though the lawsuit was originally dismissed in 2018, a successful appeal by the plaintiffs means the pop star will face a jury trialTaylor Swift will face a jury trial over accusations that she plagiarised lyrics for her 2014 hit Shake It Off from another song.A US judge refused Swift’s request for the case to be dismissed on the grounds that a jury could find that the song copied Playas Gon’ Play, a song released by girl group 3LW in 2001. Both songs feature variations on the lines “players gon...
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Du solltest dich durchs Laufen unaufhaltbar fühlen. Was bremst dich also?

Jeden Tag setzt du einen Fuß vor die Tür: um zur Arbeit zu gehen, um Erledigungen zu machen, hinzu kommen Termine und andere Verpflichtungen. Doch geht’s ums Laufen, dann ist schon der erste Schritt eine ziemliche Hürde. Sie wird gerne innerer Schweinehund genannt. Ihn musst du nur überwinden, heißt es, und dann geht alles seinen Gang. Doch dich selbst als Feind*in zu sehen, führt dich nicht zum Ziel. Allein schon deshalb, weil du so gar nicht erst mit deinem neuen Projekt anfängst. Gegen dich s...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Laufen, Energie, Gegen, Weg, Viel, Ding, Kopf, Freund, Bewegung, Wann, Lauf, Der Weg, Natur, Deine Füße


Jonas Kaufmann: ‘Opera can’t stand still. We are not bearers of a museum piece. It has to be alive’

The greatest tenor of his generation talks cancel culture, booing fans, and problematic roles‘I don’t want a lot for Christmas,” whispers Jonas Kaufmann into my ears. “Make my wish come true / All I want for Christmas is you.” I don’t know whether to laugh or hit shuffle. It’s three hours before my interview with the world’s most celebrated singer, a man with a voice as golden as Pavarotti’s but with Hollywood looks, and I’m preparing by listening to a Kaufmann mixtape.The 52-year-old’s peerless...
Tags: Music, Hollywood, Opera, Naples, Verdi, Alex Ross, Pavarotti, Jonas Kaufmann, Kaufmann, Teatro di San Carlo


‘This is our voice’: The Uyghur traditions being erased by China’s cultural crackdown

Ancient shrines, oral folklore and hip-hop cyphers are all part of a rich artistic heritage being ‘hollowed out’ in Xinjiang say Uyghur exiles and scholars On Thursday, the Uyghur Tribunal delivered its damning judgment on the human rights abuses allegedly committed by the Chinese state in Xinjiang. Over the past months this London-based people’s tribunal has heard testimony from international scholars as well as survivors of Chinese detention and “re-education camps”.While the ruling has no leg...
Tags: Art, Music, London, China, Culture, Art and design, Xinjiang, Uyghurs, Uyghur Tribunal, north west China Rachel Harris


Rockin’ around the Christmas streams: why festive music is bigger than ever

As they chase a wildly lucrative market with their new Christmas albums, Gary Barlow, Jamie Cullum, Leona Lewis and more explain the financial – and emotional – pull of a seasonal hitIn July 1968, the visionary US guitarist John Fahey – whose albums, with names such as Death Chants, Breakdowns & Military Waltzes, hadn’t exactly been money-spinners – was out the back of a record store. “I saw all these cartons of Bing Crosby’s White Christmas,” he later recalled. “The clerk said it always sells o...
Tags: Business, Music, Christmas, US, Life and style, Music Industry, Culture, Pop and rock, Gary Barlow, Mariah Carey, Leona Lewis, Bing Crosby, John Fahey, Jamie Cullum, Fahey, Gary Barlow Jamie Cullum Leona Lewis



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