Music https://www.denverlibrary.org/category/blog-categories/music en What Is A Concept Album? DPL Has 195 For You To Listen To https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/music/dodie/what-concept-album-dpl-has-195-you-listen <span>What Is A Concept Album? DPL Has 195 For You To Listen To</span> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2020/01/thewall.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2020/01/thewall.jpg?itok=FWcjjhPw" width="200" height="180" alt="The Wall cover" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/users/dodie" lang="" about="/users/dodie" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Dodie</a></span> <span>January 31, 2020</span> <div class="field field--name-field-multiple-images field--type-image field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2020/01/sgtpeppers.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2020/01/sgtpeppers.jpg?itok=oRz9z0O_" width="200" height="200" alt="Sgt Peppers cover" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2020/01/tommy.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2020/01/tommy.jpg?itok=8CmmgSaC" width="200" height="200" alt="Tommy cover" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2020/01/fevaisaverylongtime.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2020/01/fevaisaverylongtime.jpg?itok=COFChYh8" width="200" height="182" alt="feva cover" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2020/01/americansoldier.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2020/01/americansoldier.jpg?itok=zfmdhEtG" width="200" height="200" alt="American Solder cover" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2020/01/archandroid.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2020/01/archandroid.jpg?itok=rqJgaTzt" width="200" height="200" alt="Archandroid cover" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2020/01/theband.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2020/01/theband.jpg?itok=SLjbN7fy" width="200" height="200" alt="the band cover" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2020/01/houseofheroes.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2020/01/houseofheroes.jpg?itok=UBKWBFcq" width="200" height="200" alt="house of heroes cover" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2020/01/trip.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2020/01/trip.jpg?itok=Wv7tjkch" width="200" height="200" alt="trip cover" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p dir="ltr"><span>What is a “concept album?”</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>A </span><span>concept album</span><span> is a collection of songs written by a musician or group that is based around a central theme or </span><span>concept</span><span>. These themes can be compositional, lyrical, instrumental, or narrative. The term can be subjective though; the widest definition would encompass all soundtracks, tribute albums, Christmas albums, etc., but in general, the term is applied to rock and popular music albums made from the 1940s onward that contain a centralizing theme. This is different from non-concept albums, which contain stand-alone, unrelated tracks. </span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Some of the most famous concept albums came out of the 60s and 70s, including Pink Floyd’s </span><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=434248"><span>The Wall</span></a><span> </span><span>(1979), The Beatles’ </span><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=1636426"><span>Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band</span></a><span> </span><span>(1967), and the Who's </span><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=1752893"><span>Tommy</span></a><span> </span><span>(1969)</span><span>.</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Surprisingly, digital music formats haven’t killed the concept album. One might think, why buy an entire album, when I can just purchase the songs I like? But as evidenced by numerous 21st century examples, the idea of writing an album’s worth of material based on a central idea is inspiring for many music artists. </span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Although separate tracks can be listened to independently, taken as a whole they provide a complete narrative in which different songs relate to each other and to the overall themes of the album. Concept albums are more like novels or movies in this way. Completing a film or novel gives you the whole experience of that work. Listening to three random tracks off a concept album is similar to watching three out of context scenes from a movie or reading a few random chapters of a novel. They might be interesting, they might stand on their own, but they give an incomplete representation of the entire work.  </span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>So check out a concept album from your local library, sit down and take in the whole experience. Does the album art tie-in with the lyrics? Are there repeated instrumental themes? </span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>What do you think the artist was trying to express? Were they successful? How would rearranging the songs affect the album? If you knew one song before hearing the rest of the album, does the song have new meaning after listening to the whole thing? </span></p> <p><span>If this sounds interesting to you, check out this </span><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?brs=236502&amp;sort=TI"><span>list of DPL-owned concept albums</span></a><span>. And if you find yourself at the Central library, take a look at the display in the Movies &amp; Music room. It’s up all February. Happy listening!</span></p> <p><em>Guest blog contributed by Andrew Wickins</em></p></div> <ul class="links inline list-inline"><li class="comment-add"><a href="/blog/music/dodie/what-concept-album-dpl-has-195-you-listen#comment-form" title="Share your thoughts and opinions." hreflang="en">Add new comment</a></li></ul> <div class="field field--inline field--name-blog-categories field--type-entity-reference field__items"> <span class="field__item"><a href="/category/blog-categories/music" hreflang="en">Music</a></span> </div> <div class="field field--name-free-tagging field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/concept-album" hreflang="en">concept album</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/pink-floyd" hreflang="en">Pink Floyd</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/beatles-0" hreflang="en">The beatles</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/who" hreflang="en">the who</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/storytelling" hreflang="en">storytelling</a></div> </div> <section> <h2>Comments</h2> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-10193" about="/comment/10193" typeof="schema:Comment" class="js-comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1580828956"></mark> <footer> <p><span rel="schema:author"><span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">JOANN CALABRESE</span></span> on February 4, 2020 <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2020-02-04T15:09:16+00:00" class="hidden"></span> </p> </footer> <div> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field--label sr-only">Comment</div> <div property="schema:text" class="field--item"><p>Thank you for reminding me of albums I want to listen to again, from start to finish. And thank you for highlighting some that I want to check out!</p> </div> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=10193&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="UTGNw7PVylwb7-DLBLWveVUH9YOp3hczo3oebpiOpQ0"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-10194" about="/comment/10194" typeof="schema:Comment" class="js-comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1580923141"></mark> <footer> <p><span rel="schema:author"><span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Andrew Wickins</span></span> on February 5, 2020 <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2020-02-05T17:19:01+00:00" class="hidden"></span> </p> </footer> <div> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field--label sr-only">Comment</div> <div property="schema:text" class="field--item"><p>You're welcome! There's a lot on here that I want to listen to as well.</p> </div> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=10194&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="evl9JtUhcdHy0DDaJ_lLHwqj--_TYYdbT1HkBYcueuo"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-10195" about="/comment/10195" typeof="schema:Comment" class="js-comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1580923834"></mark> <footer> <p><span rel="schema:author"><span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Mark Cathcart</span></span> on February 5, 2020 <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2020-02-05T17:30:34+00:00" class="hidden"></span> </p> </footer> <div> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field--label sr-only">Comment</div> <div property="schema:text" class="field--item"><p>I can't believe Donna Summers "Love Trilogy" album isn't on the list. It's most definitely a concept album and we just saw the show in Denver last week.</p> <p>You could also argue that the MacArthur Park suite from the "Live and More" album was a concept, although just a single side, for it's time it was pretty unique.</p> </div> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=10195&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="oDeD84C2n2nHK1kEjBi0TVktP-gp7gC0HY-u1f14uJE"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-10196" about="/comment/10196" typeof="schema:Comment" class="js-comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1580933688"></mark> <footer> <p><span rel="schema:author"><span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Andrew Wickins</span></span> on February 5, 2020 <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2020-02-05T20:14:48+00:00" class="hidden"></span> </p> </footer> <div> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field--label sr-only">Comment</div> <div property="schema:text" class="field--item"><p>Those would be two great inclusions! Unfortunately, these albums are no longer available for library purchase. Might I suggest "Summer: The Original Hits" or "Summer: the Donna Summer musical: original Broadway cast recording." I hope you enjoyed the show!</p> </div> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=10196&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="1J5w30JW-9c9C9frVF6278lKjxU14SrVk_G_G6uAjDc"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-10197" about="/comment/10197" typeof="schema:Comment" class="js-comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1581450831"></mark> <footer> <p><span rel="schema:author"><span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">FrankW</span></span> on February 11, 2020 <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2020-02-11T19:53:51+00:00" class="hidden"></span> </p> </footer> <div> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field--label sr-only">Comment</div> <div property="schema:text" class="field--item"><p>Great blog post Andrew!! Can't wait to look through these!</p> </div> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=10197&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="-kuKrmnSv-YIdsrpnsOi1OR3ZQIGmzrjWmyuToU_mmc"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </article> <div class="indented"> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-10198" about="/comment/10198" typeof="schema:Comment" class="js-comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1581616795"></mark> <footer> <p><span rel="schema:author"><span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Andrew Wickins</span></span> on February 13, 2020 <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2020-02-13T17:59:55+00:00" class="hidden"></span> </p> <p class="visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/10197#comment-10197" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Great blog post Andrew!! …</a> by <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">FrankW</span></p> </footer> <div> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field--label sr-only">Comment</div> <div property="schema:text" class="field--item"><p>Thanks! Hope you find some gems!</p> </div> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=10198&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="jTCZU8jjlIeyvfMapYk2rGapUYb3UK1ptfN651f6UFA"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </article> </div> <h2>Leave a comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=338147&amp;2=comment_no_subject&amp;3=comment" token="7pULIGBEH3V62ngSBOe2oeJ38J7GIRIssNb7yieybws"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> Fri, 31 Jan 2020 23:35:46 +0000 Dodie 338147 at https://www.denverlibrary.org Songs to Salute the Chicken (aka Monument for the 308) https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/music-library-news/dodie/songs-salute-chicken-aka-monument-308 <span>Songs to Salute the Chicken (aka Monument for the 308)</span> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2019/09/dancing%20chicken.gif"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2019/09/dancing%20chicken.gif?itok=pNmrAhnS" width="200" height="119" alt="dancing chicken" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/users/dodie" lang="" about="/users/dodie" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Dodie</a></span> <span>September 10, 2019</span> <div class="field field--name-field-multiple-images field--type-image field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2019/09/chicken%20in%20black.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2019/09/chicken%20in%20black.jpg?itok=z32vwvBt" width="200" height="201" alt="Chicken in Black album" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2019/09/chicken%20soup%20with%20rice.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2019/09/chicken%20soup%20with%20rice.jpg?itok=h9t3lbfk" width="200" height="200" alt="chicken soup with rice" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2019/09/how%20funky%20is%20your%20chicken.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2019/09/how%20funky%20is%20your%20chicken.jpg?itok=DGsfmGw5" width="200" height="200" alt="how funy is your chicken" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2019/09/cramps-A_Date_With_Elvis.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2019/09/cramps-A_Date_With_Elvis.jpg?itok=jVJIo-IT" width="200" height="200" alt="Cramps a date with Elvis" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2019/09/goldfinger-hang-ups-800px.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2019/09/goldfinger-hang-ups-800px.jpg?itok=NYlcTDTp" width="200" height="200" alt="Goldfinger Hang Ups" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2019/09/chicken%20cibo%20matto.PNG"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2019/09/chicken%20cibo%20matto.PNG?itok=1e5bCOTV" width="200" height="137" alt="Cibo Mattoo clip" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><div class="gmail_default" style="font-family:verdana,sans-serif">When we were told to have fun with the 24-foot chicken sculpture in DPL Central's Schlessman&nbsp;Hall (also known as <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/library-news/dcordova/monument-308-comes-denver-public-library">Monument for the 308</a>), the first thing I thought of after "<a href="https://youtu.be/A4UYd68k-h4">chicken dance flash mob</a>!" was "chicken playlist." I asked my colleague Andrew Wickins to take on this challenge, and&nbsp;you are in for a treat. He even discovered a Johnny Cash song which has become his new favorite! YouTube links provided.</div> <div class="gmail_default" style="font-family:verdana,sans-serif">&nbsp;</div> <div class="gmail_default" style="font-family:verdana,sans-serif"><a href="https://youtu.be/y_uM87NTFW4"><em>The Chicken in Black</em></a> - Johnny Cash&nbsp;</div> <div class="gmail_default" style="font-family:verdana,sans-serif">&nbsp;</div> <div class="gmail_default" style="font-family:verdana,sans-serif"><em><a href="https://youtu.be/sfPCJGJ_AYM">The Chicken Dance song</a></em> (AKA the Bird Song, the Birdie Song, the Chicken Song) - Werner Thomas (instrumental)</div> <div class="gmail_default" style="font-family:verdana,sans-serif">&nbsp;</div> <div class="gmail_default" style="font-family:verdana,sans-serif"> <div class="gmail_default"><em><a href="https://youtu.be/xSJ0FDplzjk">Chicken Soup with Rice</a> </em>- Carole King &amp; Maurice Sendak</div> </div> <div class="gmail_default" style="font-family:verdana,sans-serif">&nbsp;</div> <div class="gmail_default" style="font-family:verdana,sans-serif"><em><a href="https://youtu.be/PdKk8IziCHg">Crow Black Chicken</a></em> - Ry Cooder&nbsp;</div> <div class="gmail_default" style="font-family:verdana,sans-serif">&nbsp;</div> <div class="gmail_default" style="font-family:verdana,sans-serif"><a href="https://youtu.be/Ud5SbZ6XtTw"><em>Set My Chickens Free</em></a> - Merle Haggard</div> <div class="gmail_default" style="font-family:verdana,sans-serif">&nbsp;</div> <div class="gmail_default" style="font-family:verdana,sans-serif"> <div class="gmail_default"><a href="https://youtu.be/q3IOh3PpUlM"><em>How Funky Is Your Chicken</em></a> - The Jackson 5</div> </div> <div class="gmail_default" style="font-family:verdana,sans-serif">&nbsp;</div> <div class="gmail_default" style="font-family:verdana,sans-serif"> <div class="gmail_default"> <div class="gmail_default"><em><a href="https://youtu.be/B3174Ndpdbw">Chicken</a> - </em>The Cramps</div> </div> </div> <div class="gmail_default" style="font-family:verdana,sans-serif">&nbsp;</div> <div class="gmail_default" style="font-family:verdana,sans-serif"> <div class="gmail_default"><a href="https://youtu.be/_JAlpMm0suk"><em>Chicken McNuggets</em></a> - Goldfinger</div> </div> <div class="gmail_default" style="font-family:verdana,sans-serif">&nbsp;</div> <div class="gmail_default" style="font-family:verdana,sans-serif"> <div class="gmail_default"><a href="https://youtu.be/ZWCjmVgps-M"><em>Ain't Nobody Here but Us Chickens</em></a> - James Brown&nbsp;</div> </div> <div class="gmail_default" style="font-family:verdana,sans-serif">&nbsp;</div> <div class="gmail_default" style="font-family:verdana,sans-serif"><em><a href="https://youtu.be/DK0M36MANAE">A Chicken Ain’t Nothing But A Bird</a></em> - Cab Calloway</div> <div class="gmail_default" style="font-family:verdana,sans-serif">&nbsp;</div> <div class="gmail_default" style="font-family:verdana,sans-serif">And a bonus selection from Mikel!</div> <div class="gmail_default" style="font-family:verdana,sans-serif">&nbsp;</div> <div class="gmail_default" style="font-family:verdana,sans-serif"><em><a href="https://youtu.be/COMWwwv_MTk">Know Your Chicken</a> -</em> Cibo Matto</div> <div class="gmail_default" style="font-family:verdana,sans-serif">&nbsp;</div> <div class="gmail_default" style="font-family:verdana,sans-serif">Want the lyrics? <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2019/09/ChickenPlaylistwithLyrics.pdf">We have those too!</a><br /> &nbsp;</div> </div> <div class="field field--inline field--name-blog-categories field--type-entity-reference field__items"> <span class="field__item"><a href="/category/blog-categories/music" hreflang="en">Music</a>, </span> <span class="field__item"><a href="/category/blog-categories/library-news" hreflang="en">Library News</a></span> </div> <div class="field field--name-free-tagging field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/monument-308" hreflang="en">Monument for the 308</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/chicken-skeleton" hreflang="en">chicken skeleton</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/chicken-songs" hreflang="en">chicken songs</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/chicken-dance" hreflang="en">chicken dance</a></div> </div> <section> <h2>Comments</h2> <article data-comment-user-id="245" id="comment-10092" about="/comment/10092" typeof="schema:Comment" class="js-comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1569270768"></mark> <footer> <p><span rel="schema:author"><a title="View user profile." href="/users/jon" lang="" about="/users/jon" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">jflanagan</a></span> on September 23, 2019 <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2019-09-23T20:32:48+00:00" class="hidden"></span> </p> </footer> <div> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field--label sr-only">Comment</div> <div property="schema:text" class="field--item"><p>Solid list! I'd add:</p> <p>Back at the Chicken Shack - Jimmy Smith</p> <p>Dixie Chicken - Little Feat</p> <p>Chicken Strut - The Meters</p> <p>I Know A Chicken - Laurie Berkner</p> </div> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=10092&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="CTPg0VFOiVZFpnLhLCh4cJ-hBxlafzL8VnDTE71CjHQ"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-10093" about="/comment/10093" typeof="schema:Comment" class="js-comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1569341205"></mark> <footer> <p><span rel="schema:author"><span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Andrew</span></span> on September 24, 2019 <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2019-09-24T16:06:45+00:00" class="hidden"></span> </p> </footer> <div> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field--label sr-only">Comment</div> <div property="schema:text" class="field--item"><p>Thanks! These are some great additions.</p> </div> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=10093&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="7FH6qC0i9UxWWKRAwkHzxt3wKwtpBC1Z3bwOkxRrLXI"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-10096" about="/comment/10096" typeof="schema:Comment" class="js-comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1570555666"></mark> <footer> <p><span rel="schema:author"><span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">drbob</span></span> on October 8, 2019 <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2019-10-08T17:27:46+00:00" class="hidden"></span> </p> </footer> <div> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field--label sr-only">Comment</div> <div property="schema:text" class="field--item"><p>'Chicken,<br /> Gravy and Biscuits'<br /> Lil' Ed and the Blues Imperials</p> </div> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=10096&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="XmeCbLS1lqpB5ofQPoSPQWmaLwfXmpCvoP2pE2XQUmM"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-10097" about="/comment/10097" typeof="schema:Comment" class="js-comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1570555960"></mark> <footer> <p><span rel="schema:author"><span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">drbob</span></span> on October 8, 2019 <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2019-10-08T17:32:40+00:00" class="hidden"></span> </p> </footer> <div> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field--label sr-only">Comment</div> <div property="schema:text" class="field--item"><p>Maybe not in the title; but, in the tasty refrain in:<br /> 'Danny's All Star Joint,' by Rickie Lee Jones...."chicken in the pot!"</p> </div> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=10097&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="ZQg1Sp1KJXWEyhYFbYWq6tK2UG6prJDloYxeliMMoOQ"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </article> <div class="indented"> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-10098" about="/comment/10098" typeof="schema:Comment" class="js-comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1570561942"></mark> <footer> <p><span rel="schema:author"><span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Andrew</span></span> on October 8, 2019 <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2019-10-08T19:12:22+00:00" class="hidden"></span> </p> <p class="visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/10097#comment-10097" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Maybe not in the title; but,…</a> by <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">drbob</span></p> </footer> <div> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field--label sr-only">Comment</div> <div property="schema:text" class="field--item"><p>Thanks for the wonderful additions! Who knew the humble chicken was so inspirational?</p> <p>I'll add the American banjo/fiddle tune, "Cluck Old Hen."</p> </div> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=10098&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="jGtVR-ON0ppETV16bl1YCyXxklivLzKvZiihVKd0-JU"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </article> </div> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-10125" about="/comment/10125" typeof="schema:Comment" class="js-comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1573883402"></mark> <footer> <p><span rel="schema:author"><span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">فروشگاه اينترنتی</span></span> on November 15, 2019 <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2019-11-16T05:50:02+00:00" class="hidden"></span> </p> </footer> <div> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field--label sr-only">Comment</div> <div property="schema:text" class="field--item"><p>The song will be beautiful and interesting, and preparing for such a challenge can play a large and broad role in the beginning.<br /> فروشگاه اينترنتی<br /> <a href="https://www.baneh.com">https://www.baneh.com</a><br /> goodluck</p> </div> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=10125&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="W8wA8IllxaJoEhVL5-14kMBHpqfa5ZiafC5YVU0D71I"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-10131" about="/comment/10131" typeof="schema:Comment" class="js-comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1575212954"></mark> <footer> <p><span rel="schema:author"><span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Steven D.</span></span> on December 1, 2019 <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2019-12-01T15:09:14+00:00" class="hidden"></span> </p> </footer> <div> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field--label sr-only">Comment</div> <div property="schema:text" class="field--item"><p>Check out the chicken songs sheet music display in the REF. ROOM!</p> </div> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=10131&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="eSAVsgwqjzILChfEw8b-TjWa5oYGb505g2iemhiUrnU"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-10133" about="/comment/10133" typeof="schema:Comment" class="js-comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1575418787"></mark> <footer> <p><span rel="schema:author"><span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Claire</span></span> on December 3, 2019 <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2019-12-04T00:19:47+00:00" class="hidden"></span> </p> </footer> <div> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field--label sr-only">Comment</div> <div property="schema:text" class="field--item"><p>I guess "Auntie Skinner's Chicken Dinners" is inappropriate in several ways, though it's quite a catchy tune.</p> </div> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=10133&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="nBMcaWwmb4XVbQayvhj1CSE1Hb2y2l6S9fbFW18v2Do"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-10134" about="/comment/10134" typeof="schema:Comment" class="js-comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1575418789"></mark> <footer> <p><span rel="schema:author"><span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Claire</span></span> on December 3, 2019 <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2019-12-04T00:19:49+00:00" class="hidden"></span> </p> </footer> <div> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field--label sr-only">Comment</div> <div property="schema:text" class="field--item"><p>I guess "Auntie Skinner's Chicken Dinners" is inappropriate in several ways, though it's quite a catchy tune.</p> </div> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=10134&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="TzFjWVNsg4JnNE-5tEwhgwO6Nt13pm8kYiMNHgTNDqs"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-10135" about="/comment/10135" typeof="schema:Comment" class="js-comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1575418871"></mark> <footer> <p><span rel="schema:author"><span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Claire</span></span> on December 3, 2019 <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2019-12-04T00:21:11+00:00" class="hidden"></span> </p> </footer> <div> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field--label sr-only">Comment</div> <div property="schema:text" class="field--item"><p>Although "Chicken You Can't Roost Too High For Me" would be both appropriate and funny.</p> </div> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=10135&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="Y6hinLHx-81Dn6icT9XiXbO7rwJHevggzjNnvWlq9e4"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </article> </section> Wed, 11 Sep 2019 01:18:45 +0000 Dodie 304490 at https://www.denverlibrary.org 2MX2 & Unidos por la Música https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/music-library-events/jennifer-d/2mx2-unidos-por-la-musica <span>2MX2 &amp; Unidos por la Música</span> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2019/05/2mx2%20band%20pic-23.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2019/05/2mx2%20band%20pic-23.jpg?itok=O3zVVmTk" width="200" height="113" alt="2MX2 band" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/users/jennifer-d" lang="" about="/users/jennifer-d" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Jennifer D</a></span> <span>May 22, 2019</span> <div class="field field--name-field-multiple-images field--type-image field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2019/05/2mx2%20oline%20eps%20dry%5B6%5D.png"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2019/05/2mx2%20oline%20eps%20dry%5B6%5D.png?itok=1wJKrOnE" width="200" height="201" alt="2MX2 Logo" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2019/05/Bang%20Data%20DUO_PRESS%20photo_photog.Kala%20Moreno%20Parra_MG_7113_0.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2019/05/Bang%20Data%20DUO_PRESS%20photo_photog.Kala%20Moreno%20Parra_MG_7113_0.jpg?itok=dokAKY27" width="200" height="267" alt="Bang Data Band" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>This summer we are United By Music! Celebrate the <a href="https://www.historycolorado.org/globeville-elyria-swansea">Globeville-Elyria-Swansea</a>&nbsp;(GES) neighborhoods with an auto-tune workshop and concert series for all ages, with refreshments and different bands in June, July and August, at the Valdez-Perry Branch Library, 4690 Vine Street. Unidos por la Música / United By Music is a collaboration between Denver Public Library and local band <a href="https://2mx2.com/">2MX2</a>, who are teaming up to bring music to GES.</p> <p>2MX2 will bring their unique hip hop style on <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/event/unidos-por-la-musica-2mx2-concert">Saturday, July 13 at 1 p.m.</a> Stay tuned for details on August’s concert. Unidos por la Música is supported by a grant from <a href="https://www.artsandvenuesdenver.com/denver-music-advancement-fund">Denver Arts and Venues’ Music Advancement Fund</a>.</p> <p>Lolita from 2MX2 took time to tell us a bit more about the band, their inspiration and their story. Be sure to check out <a href="https://youtu.be/sFMMjWcnrcM">her solo project</a> too!</p> <p><strong><em>Tell us a bit about yourselves, your music, and where your band name came from?</em></strong></p> <p>All the members of our band have been music lovers since we were kids. We got lucky to find each other throughout our musical careers. The team came together organically. Owen and Hugo being cousins with a common passion in music met their best friend DMD when they were in high school. They were all part of a program at CEC, a Denver High School that has the option to take audio engineering courses. Owen later met (me) Lolita in college during music law class at UCD; we were both in UCD’s music business program. Each one of us brings something special to the mix. Our music has evolved throughout the years as our team has. To begin with, 2MX2 was just Owen and Hugo, now it is Owen, Hugo, DMD and Lolita. In terms of our name, it used to be “2012.” Owen and Hugo decided to change it to 2MX2 when they realized their music was getting lost in a storm of doomsday prophecies, and “2012” was a time stamp; they wanted to be timeless, so “2012” no longer worked for them. 2MX2 is a mix of roman numerals and regular numbers. It is a reminder to never forget our history or where we come from, it symbolizes innovation and bringing the “old” and the new together to create a positive evolutionary present.</p> <p><em><strong>How did you all meet and form a band?</strong></em></p> <p>Owen and Hugo were a duo that was being produced by <a href="https://soundcloud.com/dmdtheproducer">DMDTheProducer</a> since they were in high school. After the group met Lolita in 2014, they began making songs together and in 2015 they asked if she would begin to perform live with them. She agreed and in 2015 they landed a fully funded tour opening for the <a href="http://www.flobots.com/">Flobots</a> throughout Colorado. For the next couple of years 2MX2 and Lolita created more content together, and in 2017 DMD was asked to finally join them on the stage and he agreed. The response from the audience went so well that the group continued to perform as individual artists and 2MX2 with Lolita &amp; DMD. At the end of that year they caught the attention of major record labels and attributed this to the chemistry they had all created together and officially asked the two new members to join 2MX2, growing the duo into a band. Since they became a band they have been working on the reinvention of 2MX2 as a band with a new and improved sound, look and direction aimed at influencing a larger audience on a worldwide scale. This is why you will not find any of 2MX2’s music anywhere from the years they released music as a duo.&nbsp;</p> <p><em><strong>2MX2 travelled as part of <a href="https://www.detourmusic.org/about">DeTour</a> a little while ago. Can you tell us what that was like, and who all you worked with?</strong></em></p> <p>The DeTour was a fully funded tour throughout the state of Colorado. The tour was funded by Colorado Creative Industries (CCI). This was the pilot program for this now established DeTour, where we went into 13 different communities, held over 36 events of live concerts and workshops within three weeks. We had the pleasure of working with over 82 partners all around the state and met over 4,100 attendees. This opportunity has allowed us to work with Denver big-names such as Isaac Slade of the Fray and the Flobots, who we were lucky enough to tour with. We’ve also worked with other great acts via the DeTour, including Chimney Choir, Rebekah Durham of the Ginny Mules, and DJ Fullmetal. DeTour was seeking to provide musicians with alternative and more sustainable touring opportunities, and for 2MX2 it did. It was such a pleasure and we encourage you to see the video that recaped this experience on vimeo.com/146392179.</p> <p><em><strong>Where does the inspiration for you music come from?</strong></em></p> <p>We find inspiration in so many places. For example, we are currently working on a love song that was inspired by our parents love stories. We sat down to talk with each of our parents and asked them how they met and to tell us all about their story and we created a song based on their love.</p> <p><strong>What do you enjoy about working with the community and with youth?</strong></p> <p>At the end of the day our community and the youth are the ones who support us the most. It is a special thing that we get the privilege to work so closely with our community, our supporters, our fans. It is also a huge privilege to spend so much time empowering, inspiring and learning from the future leaders of our world. We love it! Plus we are constantly innovating &amp; learning what our community and the youth want and need from our music; we feel so lucky to have such a close relationship with them.</p> <p><em><strong>Tell us how you chose <a href="http://www.bangdata.com/">Bang Data</a> as the first band of your series this summer?</strong></em></p> <p>Last year we had the pleasure of being an act for the Patchamericano Music Festival produced by the local latin fusion band <a href="https://debajodelagua.bandcamp.com/">Debajo Del Agua</a>. Bang Data was among the other bands booked. Bang Data is from Northern California’s Bay Area and has a similar sound to us. When we found out about them we began communication prior to the event and invited them to the studio upon their arrival. Debajo Del Agua also agreed to the collaboration and we made a song titled Pirana, which was about a group of impoverished people in Bolivia that are so desperate that a group of people will find an innocent pedestrian walking alone in the street and will swarm that person much like piranha (fish) and take everything they have down to their clothes. They do this to survive because of their poor living conditions. We made the song to shed light on places of the world that have it much worse than us here in the US. The song concludes by expressing that we are all the same human race that must recognize the same light within all of us no matter how bad it gets we must make the world a better place to avoid the unfortunate actions such as these of the Piranhas in Bolivia. This song became one of our favorites. When the lead singer Deuce Eclipse came to the reggae on the rocks last August 2018 to perform with Zion I, we spoke about this possible concert series and we agreed to invite them if we were to get the grant to make this possible. The grant came and we asked them if they were available. Luckily, Bang Data was scheduled to perform at the Levitt Pavillion on June 2 with Jenny and the Mexicats which made it possible for them to perform for the concert series the day before. Not only are they a great band that also toured with The Flobots but they are great members of their communities using their music to make the world a better place just like us (2MX2).</p> <p><em><strong>What are you reading/watching/listening to lately?</strong></em></p> <p>We’re all reading and listening to something different:&nbsp;<br /> Owen:&nbsp;<br /> Books: <a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?isbn=9781595555274"><em>The Money Makerover</em></a> by Dave Ramsey and <a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?isbn=9781250192080"><em>Making Money with Music</em></a> by Randy Chertkow &amp; Jason Feehan, and <a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?isbn=1577311957"><em>The Power of Now</em></a> by eckhart tolle and <a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?isbn=159995365X"><em>The Five&nbsp;Levels of Leadership</em></a> by John C. Maxwell<br /> TV Shows/Movies: Not watching any tv shows currently but really like the <a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?keyword=into+the+spiderverse"><em>Amazing Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse</em></a> and <em>Alita&nbsp;</em><br /> Music: J cole, Bad Bunny and Lil Nas X.&nbsp;</p> <p>Juice:<br /> Books: <em>The <a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?isbn=0609600427">Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire</a></em> by Deepak Chopra<br /> TV Shows/Movies:<em> Dragon Ball Super, Gotham, Zeitgeist, Avengers: Endgame, Spiderman: Into the Spider verse, The Beatles Anthology</em><br /> Music: Tech Nine, Becky G, and The Beatles</p> <p>Lolita:&nbsp;<br /> Books: <em>Creating Health</em> by Deepak Chopra, <a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?isbn=9780525540830"><em>This is Marketing</em></a> by Seth Godin, <em>The Power of Now</em> by Eckhart Tolle<br /> TV Shows: I don't watch TV often but when I do my go-to shows are - <em>Shark Tank, That 70s Show, Fresh Prince of Bel air, &amp; Seinfeld </em>&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> Music: J Cole, Residente, Amy Winehouse, &nbsp;I recently heard a song that I liked by Joyner Lucas called <em>Devils Work</em>, I’m also listening to a lot of Reggaeton&nbsp;</p> <p>DMD:<br /> Books: Into comic books currently <a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?keyword=old+man+logan"><em>Old Man Logan</em></a> comics<br /> TV&nbsp;shows: <a href="https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?keyword=stranger+things"><em>Stranger Things</em></a><br /> Music: All music everyday</p> <p><strong><em>Thank you to Lolita and 2MX2 for sharing with us!</em></strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="field field--inline field--name-blog-categories field--type-entity-reference field__items"> <span class="field__item"><a href="/category/blog-categories/music" hreflang="en">Music</a>, </span> <span class="field__item"><a href="/category/blog-categories/library-events" hreflang="en">Library Events</a></span> </div> <div class="field field--name-free-tagging field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/music" hreflang="en">music</a></div> </div> <section> </section> Wed, 22 May 2019 19:33:21 +0000 Jennifer D 285372 at https://www.denverlibrary.org Earth Day https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/books-movies-music/emily/earth-day <span>Earth Day </span> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2019/04/earth-1964822_1920.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2019/04/earth-1964822_1920.jpg?itok=Ted9hrUI" width="200" height="200" alt="Hands holding the earth" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/users/emily" lang="" about="/users/emily" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Emily</a></span> <span>April 18, 2019</span> <div class="field field--name-field-multiple-images field--type-image field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2019/04/silent%20spring%20%282%29.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2019/04/silent%20spring%20%282%29.jpg?itok=c0qr63Il" width="200" height="311" alt="Silent Spring by Rachel Carson" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2019/04/chasing%20ice%20%282%29.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2019/04/chasing%20ice%20%282%29.jpg?itok=uo2ituKy" width="200" height="286" alt="Chasing Ice Film Poster" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2019/04/6th%20extinction.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2019/04/6th%20extinction.jpg?itok=valCACZW" width="200" height="267" alt="The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/2019/04/Mother%20Earth%20News.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/2019/04/Mother%20Earth%20News.jpg?itok=MUonK-AX" width="200" height="262" alt="Mother Earth News" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>On Monday April 22nd Earth Day will be celebrating its 49th anniversary. Established in 1970 Earth Day has always been used as a day to raise awareness of the environment&nbsp;and the repercussions of industry upon it. You can read more about the history and purpose of Earth Day <a href="https://www.earthday.org/about/the-history-of-earth-day/">here</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>If you're looking for some library resources to help inform and inspire your own Earth Day celebrations, look no farther!</p> <p><strong>Read</strong></p> <ul> <li><em><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=668272,1388849">Silent Spring</a></em>&nbsp;by Rachel Carson</li> <li><em><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=1568815">Earth in Human Hands</a></em>&nbsp;by David Harry Grinspoon</li> <li><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=1925519"><em>Uninhabitable Earth</em>&nbsp;</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Watch</strong></p> <ul> <li><em><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=922172">Last Chance to See</a></em></li> <li><em><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=1454107">This Changes Everything</a>&nbsp;</em></li> <li><em><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=1070169">Chasing Ice&nbsp;</a></em></li> </ul> <p><strong>Listen</strong></p> <ul> <li><em><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=1685474,1595551">Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow</a></em>&nbsp;by Yuval Harari</li> <li><em><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=1087064">Mountain Streams</a></em> and <em><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=1087063">Tropical Rainforests</a></em></li> <li><em><a href="https://denver.overdrive.com/media/1395942">The Sixth Extinction</a></em> by Elizabeth Kolbert&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p><strong>Download</strong></p> <ul> <li><em><a href="https://www.rbdigital.com/denverco/service/magazines/landing?mag_id=646">EARTH Magazine</a></em>&nbsp;</li> <li><em><a href="https://www.rbdigital.com/denverco/service/magazines/landing?mag_id=907">Mother Earth News</a>&nbsp;</em></li> <li><em><a href="https://denver.overdrive.com/media/973109">Desert Solitaire</a></em> by Edward Abbey</li> </ul> <p><strong>Do</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=1313719">Draft Detector Meter</a></li> <li><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=1050080">Power Check Meter</a></li> <li><a href="http://catalog.denverlibrary.org/view.aspx?cn=1810489">Speck Indoor Air Quality Meter</a></li> </ul> <p>Conserve Energy Future has put together a list of <a href="https://www.conserve-energy-future.com/different-ways-to-celebrate-earth-day.php">25 ways to commemorate Earth Day</a>. Do you have any traditions or special ways to celebrate?&nbsp;Comment below and let us know!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="field field--inline field--name-blog-categories field--type-entity-reference field__items"> <span class="field__item"><a href="/category/blog-categories/books" hreflang="en">Books</a>, </span> <span class="field__item"><a href="/category/blog-categories/movies" hreflang="en">Movies</a>, </span> <span class="field__item"><a href="/category/blog-categories/music" hreflang="en">Music</a></span> </div> <div class="field field--name-free-tagging field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/earth-day" hreflang="en">Earth Day</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/books-blog" hreflang="en">Books Blog</a></div> </div> <section> </section> Thu, 18 Apr 2019 16:06:52 +0000 Emily 280299 at https://www.denverlibrary.org Remembering Candy Givens and Zephyr https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/lisa/candy-givens-and-zephyr <span>Remembering Candy Givens and Zephyr</span> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/candy-givens-music-videos.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/candy-givens-music-videos.jpg?itok=BGbpIkJg" width="200" height="325" alt="Candy Givens" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/users/lisa" lang="" about="/users/lisa" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Lisa</a></span> <span>June 17, 2014</span> <div class="field field--name-field-multiple-images field--type-image field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/tommy%203.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/tommy%203.jpg?itok=8owPFzf6" width="200" height="200" alt="Tommy Bolin" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="https://www.denverlibrary.org/sites/dplorg/files/pic_zephyr_roddyer_300.jpg"><img src="/sites/dplorg/files/styles/blog_inline/public/pic_zephyr_roddyer_300.jpg?itok=8di7v0B9" width="200" height="188" alt="Zephyr" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>If you picked up a newspaper on January 27th, 1984, the big news was Michael Jackson's head catching fire during the filming of a Pepsi commercial. A less splashy story was the accidental death of Candy Givens, the 37-year old singer, songwriter and harmonica player of the bluesy Boulder hard rock band Zephyr. </p> <p>Born in 1947, Candy Ramey came from a family of gamblers and small-time outlaws. They lived in a cabin near Evergreen, but moved to Applewood, a suburb near Golden, when Candy was in the 7th grade. Smart and popular, she was voted most likely to become a famous singer her senior year. </p> <p>By 1967, Candy had moved to Aspen and performed in a local jug band. She met her future husband, bass guitar player David Givens, and in 1968 the couple moved to Boulder, where they formed the band Brown Sugar. The incredibly gifted guitarist Tommy Bolin and keyboardist John Faris began jamming with the group, and, after the recruitment of Denver drummer Robbie Chamberlain, Zephyr was formed.</p> <p>Givens had a magnetic stage presence, and a powerful voice in a tiny body. "Candy Givens was a unique musical star that streaked across the Colorado sky and disappeared unexpectedly," observes <a href="http://www.nikkeiview.com/blog/">rock journalist and educator Gil Asakawa.</a> "She had a powerful, throaty voice that could scream the highest rock and roll notes but swoop down to the lowest moaning blues. Her recording with the Colorado band Zephyr are her main legacy, but her voice -- and stories about her -- are scattered here and there within and throughout the local music scene."</p> <p>Though never a commercial success, Zephyr produced 3 albums and performed live often, including the 1969 Denver Pop Festival, before breaking up in the early '70s. They reunited briefly around 1980, four years after the drug overdose death of Tommy Bolin. </p> <p>Four years later, Candy drowned in her apartment's Jacuzzi. The toxicology report showed alcohol and Quaaludes in her system. </p> <p>Years later, in the<a href="http://www.tbolin.com/"> Tommy Bolin Archives</a>, Candy's ex-husband David wrote:</p> <p>"Despite her problems, she continued to improve until the last time I heard her sing, in 1983. She was so good by then, that she held a drunken, rowdy party of international rugby players spellbound for the entire time she was on stage. That’s hard."</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/aLX--mBArQU?list=ALBTKoXRg38BAhEFiHlBU_bG4z20Zau7wR" width="560"></iframe></p> </div> <div class="field field--inline field--name-blog-categories field--type-entity-reference field__items"> <span class="field__item"><a href="/category/blog-categories/music" hreflang="en">Music</a></span> </div> <div class="field field--name-free-tagging field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/category/free-tagging/lisa%27s-blog" hreflang="en">Lisa&#039;s Blog</a></div> </div> <section> <h2>Comments</h2> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-4580" about="/comment/4580" typeof="schema:Comment" class="js-comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1403050154"></mark> <footer> <p><span rel="schema:author"><span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Roger</span></span> on June 17, 2014 <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2014-06-18T00:09:14+00:00" class="hidden"></span> </p> </footer> <div> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field--label sr-only">Comment</div> <div property="schema:text" class="field--item"><p>Thanks for the memories and background.</p> <p>Sold My Heart is in my all time top ten. </p> <p>One of the best that Zephyr did, I only heard her live once, long after the breakup, she was fantastic. </p> </div> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=4580&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="M8GaBepdADSHnctaCJIiurh5DRpkjJo4Jg0_hg-LEPk"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-4581" about="/comment/4581" typeof="schema:Comment" class="js-comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1403050671"></mark> <footer> <p><span rel="schema:author"><span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Lisa F.</span></span> on June 17, 2014 <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2014-06-18T00:17:51+00:00" class="hidden"></span> </p> </footer> <div> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field--label sr-only">Comment</div> <div property="schema:text" class="field--item"><p>Thanks, Roger. You must be a Colorado native!</p> </div> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=4581&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="9MxpdTQ6Vwhz8zPvn_0lt7fG-8NhhdMGNPkP4agd3DE"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-4589" about="/comment/4589" typeof="schema:Comment" class="js-comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1403144094"></mark> <footer> <p><span rel="schema:author"><span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Kevin Fitzgerald </span></span> on June 18, 2014 <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2014-06-19T02:14:54+00:00" class="hidden"></span> </p> </footer> <div> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field--label sr-only">Comment</div> <div property="schema:text" class="field--item"><p>Candy was a force of nature.</p> </div> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=4589&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="yAzXERmyDo8-HEDoWzd-GIYSAEt-Ci79HVgXyEpA2dU"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </article> <div class="indented"> <article data-comment-user-id="152" id="comment-4590" about="/comment/4590" typeof="schema:Comment" class="js-comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1403146322"></mark> <footer> <p><span rel="schema:author"><a title="View user profile." href="/users/lisa" lang="" about="/users/lisa" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Lisa</a></span> on June 18, 2014 <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2014-06-19T02:52:02+00:00" class="hidden"></span> </p> <p class="visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/4589#comment-4589" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Candy was a force of nature.</a> by <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Kevin Fitzgerald </span></p> </footer> <div> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field--label sr-only">Comment</div> <div property="schema:text" class="field--item"><p>Thanks, Dr. Fitzgerald! </p> </div> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=4590&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="Am066d4MCIyRDJfNCjMG8YAZGHMxNcJnpCxTquVfuaU"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </article> </div> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-4596" about="/comment/4596" typeof="schema:Comment" class="js-comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1403206103"></mark> <footer> <p><span rel="schema:author"><span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Carl</span></span> on June 19, 2014 <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2014-06-19T19:28:23+00:00" class="hidden"></span> </p> </footer> <div> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field--label sr-only">Comment</div> <div property="schema:text" class="field--item"><p>I saw her when I first moved to Boulder, at either Toad Hall, or the College Club, located on the Hill. fantastic voice!</p> </div> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=4596&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="fzrhU_WYVgJ_6uMtjxulopX4l9P5YxbImiWvgTtghI0"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-4607" about="/comment/4607" typeof="schema:Comment" class="js-comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1403286642"></mark> <footer> <p><span rel="schema:author"><span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Shelby</span></span> on June 20, 2014 <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2014-06-20T17:50:42+00:00" class="hidden"></span> </p> </footer> <div> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field--label sr-only">Comment</div> <div property="schema:text" class="field--item"><p>This is great! I remember hearing Candy sing when I was in high school and she made quite an impression on me. She deserves to be remembered.</p> </div> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=4607&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="m7y1LXTQYQoenSYKIZ5Fy_EIGEhIgcycehFRcizR09Q"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-4608" about="/comment/4608" typeof="schema:Comment" class="js-comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1403286926"></mark> <footer> <p><span rel="schema:author"><span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Rob</span></span> on June 20, 2014 <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2014-06-20T17:55:26+00:00" class="hidden"></span> </p> </footer> <div> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field--label sr-only">Comment</div> <div property="schema:text" class="field--item"><p>In the late 60's you would go to Boulder and during the day spend your afternoons at the Band Shell in the park and evenings at the clubs on the Hill and IF you were lucky, which I got to be, you could see Zephyr playing. Why aren't they in the Colorado Music Hall of Fame? </p> </div> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=4608&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="QOK9XHViIzi1PFIf_NTZcYQNbHuVvFM6PvbfnE-A2xQ"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </article> <div class="indented"> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-4611" about="/comment/4611" typeof="schema:Comment" class="js-comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1403297706"></mark> <footer> <p><span rel="schema:author"><span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">David Givens</span></span> on June 20, 2014 <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2014-06-20T20:55:06+00:00" class="hidden"></span> </p> <p class="visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/4608#comment-4608" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">In the late 60&#039;s you would go</a> by <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Rob</span></p> </footer> <div> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field--label sr-only">Comment</div> <div property="schema:text" class="field--item"><p>We are not interested in being part of anything that Barry Fey is a part of. He blackballed Candy and me - that means he used his influence to make sure we were excluded from the big time; no record deals, no concerts. He blackmailed Tommy into playing with the James Gang and Deep Purple knowing full well that Tommy's ambition was to do his own music and knowing full well that Tommy did not respect either group. He broke both of their hearts on the golden altar where he worshipped. Halls of Fame are BS anyway - the only real, non-political recognition that counts is in the hearts, minds, and memories of the people to whom our work made a difference. Love you.</p> </div> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=4611&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="qPRIOzHDmLldg2bBeT0KHOLKfsMLTTpXos9MmZx14vg"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </article> <div class="indented"> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-4622" about="/comment/4622" typeof="schema:Comment" class="js-comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1403499691"></mark> <footer> <p><span rel="schema:author"><span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Anonymous</span></span> on June 22, 2014 <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2014-06-23T05:01:31+00:00" class="hidden"></span> </p> <p class="visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/4611#comment-4611" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">We are not interested in</a> by <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">David Givens</span></p> </footer> <div> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field--label sr-only">Comment</div> <div property="schema:text" class="field--item"><p>Thank you David. No sense in sugar-coating it.</p> <p>Though I knew you &amp; Candy, I remain anonymous here for reasons you well know (e.g. fey / aeg-morris goons &amp; sycophants)<br /> - but what you said here is true. </p> <p>The Colorado music "hall of fame" is for the most part a g brown (plagiarist) / fey/chuck morris self-promotional joke.</p> <p>Candy &amp; Zephyr were way too good for any broomfield musical hall of fame.<br /> I choose to remember you, Candy and the rest of the different versions of Zephyr - from Jock to Tommy to Rocky etc - with proper respect, and will hold good thoughts for you all forever.</p> <p>To h3ll with barry fey, chuckles morris, his groveling minion g brown, and all the other revisionist-history fey-worshiping svck-ups who have no clue what really went down with the Colorado music scene.<br /> I was there.</p> <p>RIP Candy, Tommy, and John Faris.</p> </div> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=4622&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="h7QecCGraqIRtcTkqCVgbZS2DEw3C0nTWGxx4OHgfrc"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </article> <div class="indented"> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-4628" about="/comment/4628" typeof="schema:Comment" class="js-comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1403625204"></mark> <footer> <p><span rel="schema:author"><span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Dead Rocks Veteran </span></span> on June 24, 2014 <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2014-06-24T15:53:24+00:00" class="hidden"></span> </p> <p class="visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/4622#comment-4622" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Thank you David. No sense in</a> by <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Anonymous</span></p> </footer> <div> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field--label sr-only">Comment</div> <div property="schema:text" class="field--item"><p>It's amazing to hear this side of the story after all these years. I have a friend who was a high school buddy of Tommy Bolin's and from what he said I gathered that Barry Fey was a snake in the grass ~ but until now I hadn't heard any specifics. And especially from David Givens, who would know. Someone should document this whole story somehow. Anyway, thanks, great post!</p> </div> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=4628&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="bU5qPD5o4RteoFugnMvNiBhH_ZNTbfWIheC_sm3VFwY"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </article> </div></div></div> </section> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 22:53:40 +0000 Lisa 16252 at https://www.denverlibrary.org