-Hal Needham, Hollywood stuntman speaking to Fresh Air in 2011
Needham passed away last week at the age of 82.
I loved this interview when it originally aired. It’s worth a listen, if you haven’t heard it…a look into old Hollywood… -Mel
fleetwood mac - oh well (1969) (by regeer2011)
Yes - Close To The Edge (Full Album) (by leokb7)
How would you define culturally white?
Think of “culturally white” as America’s default setting.
What is the American dream?
A hegemonic marketing ploy.
Why is there such a big disconnect between my rational understanding of how things should work in a given situation and my emotional…
It was a scorchingly hot Tuesday afternoon last summer on a rough corner in South Chicago. Despite the heat, and despite it being the time of day when people normally start rolling in to buy drugs and alcohol, things were a little different that day. Jania, a 17-year-old from the community, pictured above, was smiling, and others around her were, too.
It was the second day in our design-build program, where a group of local teenage girls were working to transform a vacant lot in their neighborhood. Jania was smiling because she had just used power tools for the first time, and just built something—a work bench—for the first time. But she was also smiling because she was seeing her community start to transform due to her actions.
This year BurningMan has announced that they will be expanding its size. They have been granted a recreation permit from the federal land managers to hold more people.
Last year Burning Man hosted 56,000 people, but this year Burning Man will be able to hold over 68,000 people!! The festival will take place 8/26- 9/2/13.
Now that’s funny!
Happy Birthday to Mick Jagger, who turns 70 today!
(Now that song is going to be stuck in your head all day. You’re welcome)
Also, an interview with Merry Clayton who did back-up vocals for the track. Her story is one of many in the documentary about backup singers, 20 Feet From Stardom.
For good measure: Here’s Keith Richards on Fresh Air to talk about his book Life.
from Spacecraft Films
The human brain is a remarkably efficient engine of visual processing. Even short 1-second shots can reveal an incredible amount of information, and recall one of the most extraordinary voyages of exploration in human history. Presented here is the first manned mission to the Moon, July 1969, in 100 one-second increments. Take a minute and a half and enjoy the voyage once again.
Released on July 21st, 1987, Appetite for Destruction went on to sell well over 15 million copies in this country alone, becoming one of the best-selling debuts ever. The album looked both forward and backward: The punky rawness of its sound and the pained artistry of its lyrics made it a bridge between commercial Eighties hard rock and the alternative music of the next decade. But Appetite was also among the last classic rock records to be mastered with vinyl in mind, to be edited with a razor blade applied to two-inch tape, to be mixed by five people frantically pushing faders at a non-automated mixing board “We used classic instruments and classic amps,” says the album’s producer and engineer, Mike Clink, “Our approach was reminiscent of stuff that was done in the Sixties and early Seventies.” Adds assistant mixing engineer Deyglio, who earned a credit as “Victor ‘the fuckin’ engineer’” on the album: “It could almost be seen as the last of one of those types of records, from Layla to Abbey Road on down. It could be seen as the last great rock record made totally by hand.”
Guns N’ Roses released Appetite for Destruction 26 years ago today. Read our 2007 cover story on the making of the album.
July 20, 1969: First Man Walks on the Moon
On this day in 1969, Americans Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon aboard the spaceflight Apollo 11. An estimated 600 million people, one-fifth of the world’s population at the time, watched or listened as Neil Armstrong took that momentous first step onto the moon. There he famously declared, “This is one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.”
Relive this historic moment with PBS NEWSHOUR’s piece on Neil Armstrong.