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Barry Gibb - 'How Can You Mend A Broken Heart' - Glastonbury 2017 

Barry Gibb - 'How Can You Mend A Broken Heart' - Glastonbury 2017  | Organic Pathos | Scoop.it

Barry Gibb - 'How Can You Mend A Broken Heart' - Glastonbury 2017

 
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...How can you stop the sun from shining? What makes the world go around? A great performance from #Glastonbury2017
 
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Dave’s Dozen: 2016 (Bluegrass) Favorites

Dave’s Dozen: 2016 (Bluegrass) Favorites | Organic Pathos | Scoop.it
David Morris picks out a dozen of his favorite new recordings and products that crossed his desk in 2016.
Via Becky Roehrs
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This looks like a great list of discs to check out.
 
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Why Did You Wander? - 2/4/2017

Chris Thile, Aoife O'Donovan, Chris Eldridge, Brittany Haas, Paul Kowert, Tim Russell, and Fred Newman perform "Why Did You Wander?" on our February 4, 201
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I'm really enjoying A Prairie Home Companion this season. As a longtime fan, I have not been tuning in the past few years. And the times that I did hear it, the show was a far cry to what it was many years ago. In a near genius move, Garrison Keillor selected Chris Thile to succeed him as host - and he is knocking it out of the park. The show has returned to 'must listen' status each week. Here's a clip from last week...
 
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John Lennon: The Last Interview

John Lennon: The Last Interview | Organic Pathos | Scoop.it
Three days before he died, John Lennon talked with 'Rolling Stone' for nine hours. For the first time, we present this extraordinary interview
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(From the article): The whole universe is a wheel, right? Wheels going round and round. They're my own wheels, mainly, but, you know, watching meself is like watching everybody else. And I watch meself through my child too. The thing about the child is . . . it's still hard. I'm not the greatest dad on Earth, I'm doing me best. But I'm a very irritable guy, and I get depressed. I'm up and down, up and down, and he's had to deal with that too – withdrawing from him and then giving, and withdrawing and giving. I don't know how much it will affect him in later life, but I've been physically there. We're all selfish, but I think so-called artists are completely selfish: To put Yoko or Sean or the cat or anybody in mind other than meself – me and my ups and downs and my little tiddly problems – is a strain. Of course, there's a reward and a joy, but still . . .
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The Brain Responds To Music The Same Way As Eating

The Brain Responds To Music The Same Way As Eating | Organic Pathos | Scoop.it

The study volunteers chose a wide range of music – from classical and jazz to punk, tango and even bagpipes. The most popular were Barber's Adagio for Strings, the second movement of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony and Debussy's Claire de Lune.


Since they already knew the musical pieces they listened to, it wasn't possible to tell whether the anticipation reaction came from memory or the natural feel people develop for how music unfolds, Zatorre said. That question is under study, too.

Dr. Gottfried Schlaug, an expert on music and the brain at Harvard Medical School, called the study "remarkable" for the combination of techniques it used.

 

While experts had indirect indications that music taps into the dopamine system, he said, the new work "really nails it."

 

Music isn't the only cultural experience that affects the brain's reward circuitry. Other researchers recently showed a link when people studied artwork.

 


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Gillian Welch talks Bluegrass, Bootlegs

Gillian Welch talks Bluegrass, Bootlegs | Organic Pathos | Scoop.it
Boots is a two-disc collection of outtakes, alternate versions, and demos of songs that were on or considered for Revival.
Via Becky Roehrs
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“The Stanley Brothers records still completely send me,” Welch told me during a meandering chat about songwriting, bluegrass and her newest recording project, Boots No. 1: The Official Revival Bootleg. More specifically, she traces her musical roots to two volumes of live recordings by Ralph and Carter Stanley. “Those recordings are now in me on a genetic level,” she said.
 
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Next-Gen Pickers: 6 Rising Stars are Carrying on the Bluegrass Tradition by Making It Their Own

Next-Gen Pickers: 6 Rising Stars are Carrying on the Bluegrass Tradition by Making It Their Own | Organic Pathos | Scoop.it
“From the April 2017 issue of Acoustic Guitar | BY JEFFREY PEPPER RODGERS Bluegrass is often tagged as a traditional genre, and it certainly has many fans with a specific historical idea about what …”
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Today’s rising generation of bluegrass-rooted musicians carries on the tradition of remaking the tradition in their own way, as is clear from my recent conversations with six standout guitarists. Some were born into bluegrass (Molly Tuttle, Billy Strings, Courtney Hartman of Della Mae) while others (Grant Gordy, Dave Bruzza of Greensky Bluegrass, Dave Wilson of Chatham County Line) got hooked on the high-lonesome sound after exploring other genres. AG asked these players’ about their paths into bluegrass, the flattop guitars and tools they use, and their tips for upping your bluegrass game.
 
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Red Molly: ONE FOR ALL & ALL FOR ONE

Red Molly: ONE FOR ALL & ALL FOR ONE | Organic Pathos | Scoop.it
The band is coming together to create 6 brand new Red Molly songs, 3 SOLO CDs, and other exclusive merch & experiences!
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This simply makes me happy! Red Molly is back! Support their new project (and the video is great too!). 
 
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The Civil Wars On World Cafe

The Civil Wars On World Cafe | Organic Pathos | Scoop.it
The songwriting duo are currently on tour with platinum-selling singer Adele. Hear John Paul White and Joy Williams discuss their sudden rise to fame with host David Dye, as well as play a few songs in the WXPN studio.
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A flashback to when John Paul White and Joy Williams were getting along as The Civil Wars. I wish that they were able to get it together again. 
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