Nerd Nite #23 – The Elements of Style: How to be a Great DJ in 5 Simple Steps

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March 19, 2015 at Live! 102 S. First St.

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In this talk, DEFTMIX uses concepts from Strunk and White’s classic college textbook, The Elements of Style to distill the essence of being a great DJ.

About Rolando Calip, Jr. AKA DEFTMIX:
Rolando Calip, Jr. has been a DJ for 20 years and currently resides in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He has spent the last 2 years as the Nightlife Director/Saturday DJ Resident for Live Nightclub. Before moving to Ann Arbor in 2011, he lived in New York City for 10 years; DJing, curating music for hospitality groups, and managing DJs. Music has taken him all over the world; most recently to Manila in the Philippines where he performed at Black Market Nightclub on NYE 2015. Follow him on Instagram @deftmix.

Length: 00:13:34
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Martin Bandyke Under Covers: Gareth Murphy

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January 19, 2015

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Martin talks to author Gareth Murphy about his new book Cowboys and Indies: The Epic History of the Record Industry. While music is an integral part of our daily lives, very little is known about the revolutionary men and women on both sides of the Atlantic who founded and shaped this enduring industry. From the invention of the earliest known sound-recording device in 1850s Paris to the CD crash and digital boom today, Murphy takes readers on an immensely entertaining and encyclopedic ride through the many cataclysmic musical, cultural and technological changes that shaped a century and a half of the music business. The interview was recorded on January 19, 2015.

Length: 00:26:27
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Nerd Nite #21 - A Natural History of the Trumpet

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January 29, 2015 at Live! 102 S. First St.

A Natural History of the Trumpet
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last 35 years, you’re familiar with the heroic trumpet fanfares that catapult the audience from the theater to a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away in Star Wars. But how did the modern trumpet come to look and sound the way it does today? The answer traces back to its primordial beginnings as “found objects” that gradually evolved more and more sophisticated technology through the centuries, influencing composition along the way. Brace yourselves for a combination of music and physics as we chart the natural history of the trumpet.

About Carl Engelke:
Carl had many, varied interests throughout the years, and he still sometimes wonders what he wants to do when (if) he grows up. He studied trumpet performance in college at Indiana University and the Royal Academy of Music in London, and performed with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago upon graduation. Currently, as a completely logical next step, he is an MD/PhD student at the University of Michigan Medical School, where he studies how RNA influences the development and progression of prostate cancer.

Length: 00:23:38
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Rights Held by: Ann Arbor District Library
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Nerd Nite Ann Arbor presented by AADL at LIVE 102 S First St.


 

Martin Bandyke Under Covers: Rick Bragg

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November 25, 2014

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Martin talks to Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Rick Bragg about his new book Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story, a biography about the wildest and most dangerous of the early rock and rollers. Lewis electrified the world in the 50s with hit records such as “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Great Balls of Fire,” and “Breathless,” then lost his place in the music world after the British press uncovered salacious details about his personal life. Lewis came back in the 60s to become the biggest star of country music, and is still electrifying audiences around the world. Lewis’s story is told in full for the first time in Rick Bragg’s new biography, which is full of incredible stories and anecdotes. The interview was recorded on November 25, 2014.

Length: 00:22:18
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Jump Cuts: Hello Machine/The More We Get Together

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AADL storyteller Miss Rachel and story musician Sara M. Keller, with the help of a big green frog, demonstrate how to build a Hello Machine, and sing The More We Get Together, a sweet little song about togetherness, sharing and happiness.

Length: 00:02:13
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Jump Cuts: Star Song Medley

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AADL storyteller Miss Rachel and story musician Sara M. Keller sing a medley of nighttime tunes, including Star Light, Star Bright, Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star, and The Stars At Night, using flashlights as playful props to represent starlight and moonbeams.

Length: 00:03:10
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Jump Cuts: Tap Dancing Dog

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AADL Storyteller Miss Rachel and story musician Sara M. Keller bring along a performing pooch to accompany the song Rig A Jig Jig. The pup bounces along to the rhythm of this catchy little tune.

Length: 00:01:38
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Nerd Nite #13 - Michigan’s Woodstock: The 1970 Goose Lake International Music Festival: The Greatest Show You’ve Never Heard of

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March 27, 2014 at Live!

Mark Deming – Michigan’s Woodstock: The 1970 Goose Lake International Music Festival: The Greatest Show You’ve Never Heard of
In the summer of 1970, over 200,000 rock ‘n’ roll fans made their way to Goose Lake just outside Jackson, Michigan for the biggest rock festival ever held in the Midwest. It featured nearly all the major Michigan acts of the day, including the Stooges, the MC5, SRC, the Up, Brownsville Station, and Mitch Ryder and Detroit, as well as Rod Stewart and the Faces, Joe Cocker, the James Gang, Mountain, Chicago, Jethro Tull, and the Flying Burrito Brothers. The festival made headlines, angered the governor, and had local homeowners up in arms. So how come you’ve never heard of it? Music writer Mark Deming discusses the strange but true story of the biggest weekend in Michigan’s musical history.

About Mark Deming:
Mark Deming is a writer who has been covering music, film, and various aspects of popular culture since the 1980s. He’s been a regular contributor to All Music Guide and All Movie Guide since 1999, and has also written for Ugly Things, Resonance, Detroit Metro Times, Chicago New Times, Phoenix New Times, Ann Arbor Current, American Garage, and many others. His vocal stylings have appeared on recordings by the Clutters, Mark Lansing and his Board of Water and Light, the End Times, and the Seger Liberation Army, and he once met Captain Kangaroo and Leonard Cohen on the same day.

Length: 17:19
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Rights Held by: Ann Arbor District Library
Related Event:
Nerd Nite Ann Arbor: March 27, presented by AADL at LIVE 102 S First St.


 

Storytelling and Music for Adults

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October 23, 2014 at Downtown MPR

Storytellers Josie Barnes Parker and Laura Pershin Raynor are joined by musicians Betsy Beckerman and Sara Melton Keller for an evening of funny and touching tales and tunes.

By sharing stories of personal experiences, Josie and Laura explore universal themes, while Sara and Betsy mix it up with hammer dulcimer, guitar and banjo tunes.

Length: 01:12:10
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Jump Cuts: A Tisket A Tasket

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February 18, 2014 at Downtown YSC

AADL storyteller Miss Laura leads a story time group in a lullaby sing-a-long to help her fuzzy friends Puppy, Kitty, Mouse, and Chick settle down for a cozy nap in their basket.

Length: 00:02:29
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