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4: The Billboard Hot 100

“People in the art world, in general, are afraid of popular… it’s the fear that if you like what everyone else likes, then you’re no different than them, you might just be like them. And people are quite frightened of that.” – Brian Eno

This episode we had author, philosopher, and punk rock drummer Max Trembley tour us through hit songs on the Billboard Hot 100.

Show Notes

The Pernicious Rise of Poptimism – The New York Times – “Should gainfully employed adults whose job is to listen to music thoughtfully really agree so regularly with the taste of 13-year-olds?”

Icona Pop – I Love It – What Steve remembered as the “I don’t care” song.

How the Hot 100 works “This week’s most popular songs across all genres, ranked by radio airplay audience impressions as measured by Nielsen Music, sales data as compiled by Nielsen Music and streaming activity data provided by online music sources.””

Song 1 – Jon Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars Uptown Funk

Song 2 – Taylor Swift – Blank Space

Song 3 – Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud

Song 4 – Hozier – Take Me to Church

  • Take Me to Church – Chart Performance
  • It’s Hozier, not Hoosier
  • “The video… follows two men in a same-sex relationship and the violently homophobic backlash that ensues when the community learns of one of the men’s sexuality. Hozier himself does not appear in the video. The song went viral following its release.” – wikipedia

Song 5 – Maroon 5 – Sugar

  • Adam Levine – “Since 2011, Levine has served as a coach on NBC’s reality talent show The Voice… As an entrepreneur, Levine launched his own eponymous fragrance line in 2013. The same year, he collaborated with Kmart and ShopYourWay.com to develop his menswear collection. He also owns a record label, 222 Records. In 2013, The Hollywood Reporter reported that “sources familiar with his many business dealings” estimated Levine would earn more than $35 million that year.”
  • Sugar (Maroon 5 song) – Charts
  • Video Staging Accusations “Several online magazines including Life & Style, Rolling Stone and Cosmopolitan reported that the video was allegedly staged and filmed over a course of three days on the same location. “
  • Maroon 5-Sugar 1 Hour Music
  • The Archies – Sugar, Sugar (Original 1969 Music Video)
  • Brian Eno Lecture on Pop Music (skip to about 37:15) “Gloss. Sheen. Finish… a lot of attention to a particular kind of sonic production. You know, the really perfect sounds on certain instruments… That’s one side.” He then goes on to compare the Velvet Underground with Abba.

Steve Lambert’s signs and graffiti that didn’t look like graffiti

Grand Fury

Grand Fury was the graphics wing of ACTUP and used advertising’s tropes and polish to communicate about the AIDS crisis.

James Brown – Say It Loud — I’m Black and I’m Proud

James Brown I’m Black and I’m Proud on Wikipedia – “In the song, Brown addresses the prejudice towards blacks in America, and the need for black empowerment. He proclaims that “we demands a chance to do things for ourself/we’re tired of beating our head against the wall/and workin’ for someone else”. The song’s call-and-response chorus is performed by a group of young children, who respond to Brown’s command of “Say it loud” with “I’m black and I’m proud!” The song was recorded in a Los Angeles area suburb with about 30 young people from the Watts and Compton areas.”

Maxwell Tremblay

Maxwell Tremblay

Max Tremblay

Max is a doctoral student in Philosophy at the New School for Social Research. He is the co-editor of White Riot: Punk Rock and the Politics of Race and plays drums in the band Sleepies.

@maxwelltremblay on Twitter
@sleepiesbk on Twitter
Sleepies on Bandcamp

White Riot Punk Rock and RaceWhite Riot: Punk Rock and the Politics of Race – Edited by Stephen Duncombe and Maxwell Tremblay.Foreword by James Spooner

The ultimate collection on punk and race, from the Clash to Los Crudos.

From the Clash to Los Crudos, skinheads to afro-punks, the punk rock movement has been obsessed by race. And yet the connections have never been traced in a comprehensive way. White Riot is the definitive study of the subject, collecting first-person writing, lyrics, letters to zines, and analyses of punk history from across the globe.


Music: The Reigning Sound, “Stick Up for Me” courtesy of the Free Music Archive

The Pop Culture Salvage Expeditions on iTunes

More on the Center for Artistic Activism at artisticactivism.org, Stephen Duncombe at stephenduncombe.com, Patricia Jerido on Twitter, and Steve Lambert at visitsteve.com

Music is Math, 12”x12”, oil and ink on wood

Music is Math, 12”x12”, oil and ink on wood

WIP: A journal for a young musician.

Working on this. It’s a journal for a young musician. I’m rather pleased the way the cover turned out. I know I would enjoy this. It’s a custom work for a friend.

A simple design, so that more can be added to by the recipient. Making some interior pages for it. Fun to do, made with love.
~Jillian

店や家庭

引越しを予定している方は、新居に持っていく荷物の量が多いと料金が高くなってしまうため、不用品処分をしておく必要があります。

不用品処分の専門業者に依頼すると、引越しの時に出る粗大ごみなどの一般廃棄物を回収してもらうことができます。

引越しを予定している方は、不用品処分の専門業者に電話などで依頼すると、迅速で丁寧な応対で見積もりをしてもらうことができます。

会社などを経営している方は、店舗の移転や閉店などで大量の不用品が出てしまうことがあります。

不用品処分の専門業者に依頼すると、事業ごみなどの産業廃棄物を回収してもらうことができます。

不用品処分の専門業者に依頼すると、一般廃棄物だけでなく、産業廃棄物を回収してもらえるので、安心して依頼できます。

店舗の引越しを予定している方は、大量の産業廃棄物が出てしまいますが、適正な料金になっている信頼できる専門業者を選ぶようにすると、安心することができます。

産業廃棄物の処分で困られている方は、電話やインターネットを利用して依頼することができます。

産業廃棄物をきちんと回収してもらうことが出来るので、見積もりの金額に納得できたらすぐに運搬をしてもらえます。

一般のご家庭の方は、引越しの時に不用品処分しておくようにすると、新居への運搬をスムーズにすることができます。

数多くの専門業者が存在しているので、経験と実績が豊富なスタッフが在籍をしているお店を選ぶようにして下さい。

種類

引越しをしようとすると次々に不用品が出てきます。
不用品処分にはお金がかかります。
そのため引越しの際に出た不用品を処分して産業廃棄物にすると謳いお金を集め、処分することなく不法投棄をする悪徳業者が増加しています。
都会から少し離れた森などにはびっくりするほどのゴミが捨てられていることがあります。
自分で長年使った家電製品などはきちんと処分しましょう。
引越しをすると決まったら。
まずはどれがいらないものか考えます。
不用品処分には何種類か方法がありますが、一番簡単なのが市の産業廃棄物回収をお願いする方法です。
引越しの際に何を捨てて、それがどのくらいの大きさで何個ぐらいかを市の産業廃棄物回収係に連絡します。
すると近所のコンビニやスーパーで専用の印紙を購入して産業廃棄物に貼り付けます。
そしてゴミ出しの場所に置いておくと回収してくれます。
料金も不用品処分業者にお願いするよりは安く済みます。
次に不用品処分業者に売る方法です。
引越しの際に出た産業廃棄物をリサイクルセンターに持っていくと値段をつけてくれます。
値段がつかないものでも、料金を払えば回収して処分してくれます。
リサイクルセンターはそれを修理して安く売ってまた人に使ってもらえるのでエコだと言えます。
不用品処分がめんどうだからと言って、絶対に不法投棄はしないでください。
見つかると罰金が科されますし、なにより環境を大きく悪化させてしまいますのでちゃんと料金を払って処分しましょう。

Volunteer Profile: Kristianna Woods

Kristianna has been a Britt fan since moving to the Rogue Valley 14 years ago. She loves live music, especially in outdoor settings and enjoys the variety of music that Britt Festivals provide.

She’s been a volunteer for 4 seasons and held many positions on the hill: ticket taker, event staff, clean up, and usher. She prefers to “work the hill” as an usher because she can interact with patrons, addressing questions or concerns. She says that patrons are there to have a wonderful time and she enjoys helping them to have that experience.

Kristianna says, “Over the years it’s been fun working with the same volunteers and getting to meet new volunteer friends. Everyone has great attitudes and loves and respects Britt and enjoys the volunteer experience. Bow, Britt’s Director of House Operations, is a delight to work with …always has a ready smile and great attitude. He keeps it all happening smoothly for the volunteers.”

She believes that the new Performance Garden, showcasing regional musicians, has been a wonderful new addition to Britt because it provides a comfortable space for patrons to discover local artists while awaiting the main stage performance. Patrons can picnic on the grass or sit at tables.

Kristianna says: “Britt Festivals is one of the gems of the valley just as the Shakespeare Festival is. It is a unique music venue that offers world-class performances. Being able to picnic before or during the performances helps to create the magical Britt Experience.”

 

See What Happened at the Ukulele Getaway

Enjoy exploring the many faces of the recent Britt Ukulele Getaway, June 27-29, 2014, which was open to all ages.  Both children and adults had fun learning how to play the Ukulele from a group of spirited, experienced instructors. My dog has fleas!  Photos taken by Lisa La Pierre, Britt Intern, 2014.

See What Happened at Rock Camp

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Enjoy exploring the many moments of Britt’s 2014 Rock Camp, a week-long workshop, designed to foster creativity, community, and collaboration while providing an entry point to the arts for middle and high school students. Rock on with your bad self!  Photos taken by Lisa La Pierre, Britt Intern, 2014.

 

Catching up with Cody Stover, Former Britt Intern

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We encourage our former interns to share their discoveries as they venture forward, building interesting lives.

In these brief interviews, they explore how contributing as a Britt Intern has formed them as individuals.

Cody Stover was a Britt Intern during 2012, focusing on video marketing but let’s hear him speak in his own words:

“Two years following my internship, I look back and realize how incredibly valuable my summer on the Britt Hill was for my development. Starting my internship, I was not sure of my own career plans but after working for ten weeks in the Britt non-profit environment, I began to find my path.”

“Last winter, I traveled with Enactus, a non-profit organization, to Nicaragua to build houses, set-up a waste management system, and interview candidates for micro-loans. My experience with Britt led to my work with Enactus. I’ve discovered that I’d prefer working for a non-profit with humanistic goals and not just an interest in profit.”

“While at Britt, I produced the 50th Season Story Series, an interview series focused on telling the stories of long-time Britt patrons and musicians. This experience sparked my interest in journalistic documentary-style videography, and so this past summer I traveled to Alba, Italy where I lived with a host family and filmed a video documentary commemorating the cities’ 50-year sister city relationship. I was able to interview and network with people involved in the history of the sister city program, while gaining valuable global perspectives. I also became interested in the wine industry while in Italy.”

“Even though my internship was 2 years ago, Britt staff assisted me in securing a wine marketing internship with Kriselle Cellars. Britt Festivals does not simply make short-term investments but establishes long-term partnerships with their interns, helping them transition successfully from college to career. Britt Festivals has changed my life and better prepared me for my future, and hey….. working to the music of a starlit symphony on the Britt hill on a Southern Oregon summer night? That ain’t so bad either. “

Jacksonville Elementary performs The Jungle Book

On June 5, Jacksonville Elementary students presented their annual school musical on the Britt hill. This year’s production was Disney’s The Jungle Book Kids. The whole school is involved in the production, from performing to costumes to set design to running the box office. The students gave a matinee performance for students all over the valley, and an evening performance that was open to the public.

Take a look at these great performers, with their creative costumes and set design!

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