Rock Solid
Rock Solid
Jan 21, 2021
Lee Rocker
Play • 1 hr 8 min

Pat welcomes iconic upright bassist Lee Rocker to the Zoom Room to promote his new solo album "Gather Round" and discuss his career in and out of the Stray Cats.

Aria Code
Aria Code
WQXR & The Metropolitan Opera
Rossini's La Cenerentola: Opera's Cinderella Story
Gioachino Rossini’s operatic version of the Cinderella story may not have any enchanted mice or pumpkins, but there’s plenty of magic in the music. Cinderella (or La Cenerentola, in Italian) has silently suffered the abuse of her stepfather and stepsisters, but in true fairy tale fashion, her fate changes for the better and all is made right by the triumph of goodness over evil. In the opera’s joyous finale “Nacqui all’affanno… Non più mesta,” Cenerentola looks ahead to a future with no more sadness. In this episode, Rhiannon Giddens and guests explore this universal tale and how it still resonates today. Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato sings the aria onstage at the Metropolitan Opera. The Guests Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato loves the strength and sincerity of this great Rossini heroine. She has performed the title role in La Cenerentola at leading opera houses around the world and believes in its absolute celebration of human goodness. Writer Fred Plotkin loves opera – all of it! – and he shares this love in his book Opera 101: A Guide to Learning and Loving Opera. He has a special connection to Rossini’s music, which he feels is all about the heartbeat. Maria Tatar is a research professor at Harvard University in the fields of folkore and mythology. She vividly remembers when her sister used to read fairy tales to her as a child, and believes that we have the right and responsibility to keep retelling these stories in a way that’s meaningful to us today. Mezzo-soprano Alma Salcedo’s mother tells her she’s been singing since she was nine months old. Her personal Cinderella story began in Venezuela and has brought her to Spain, where she has fought to keep her dreams of being a singer alive.
41 min
The Blacklist Exposed
The Blacklist Exposed
Troy Heinritz & Aaron Peterson
BLE173 - S8E8 - #140 Ogden Greely
Ogden Greely helped build the United States military satellite infrastructure. He also built himself a back door to take it over and sell it to the highest bidder. Now it is up to the task force to stop it since Red has decided to take the day off for a date with Ann. Support the Show! Be sure to #FillTheFedora on Patreon. Case Profile for Ogden Greely A life-long member of the NRO and NSA, Ogden Greely helped to build the technology that helps the military keep tabs on not only our countries military assets but also keep eyes on the enemy countries as well. This is done via space through satellite technology that has suddenly gone haywire. Turns out Ogden built himself a back door to take over the infrastructure and offer it up to the highest bidder. This tech in the wrong hands could spell certain doom for the United States. Therefore they call on the one man that could help bring a stop to Ogden's dastardly deeds, Director Harold Cooper. Or is it Senator Cooper? Turns out the Governors office is grooming Harold to take a sitting Senator's seat if he is willing to vote yes on The Black Budget. Cooper, unwilling to do so gives up his senatorial bid, but instead saves the day by getting back the countries satellite technology, with a little help from Red as usual. Speaking of Red his birdwatching friend Ann is back and she is taking in the shows and sights and we get a moment of everyday non criminal Red for a brief moment in this episode. Where they have a lovely day together it all turns sour in the end as Red realizes a normal life will never be in his grasp. Be sure to answer our profiling question of the week: Will we see Ann again? Visit our feedback page to leave a response or call +1 (304) 837-2278. Ogden Greely in Pictures Here are a just a few of our favorite scenes from this week. Cooper's Chronicles Welcome to Cooper’s Chronicles that part of the show where we listen to wise words from Harold Cooper this week. Then you can vote for your favorite in the weekly web poll inside the episode post on our website. This week our first clip comes when Cooper informs Red of his Senate aspirations. Our second comes when Cooper and Red share a cup of joe. Which was your favorite this week? If you agree that you need to be morally ambiguous vote #CoopBox, or if you believe navigating the middle is challenging vote #CoopVirtue The Music for Ogden Greely We open with a choral version of Wolfang Amadeus Mozart’s “Ave Verum Corpus K. 618” as the Icelandic Naval command is under false attack. As Ann and Red walk through the park we hear “Sunset Village” by Beverly Glenn-Copeland. As Park and Ressler close in on Mia we hear Deeds Plus Thoughts Fatboy Slim Remix of “The World’s Made Up of This and That”. Then at the end of the episode as Red stands Ann up we hear a more harsher tune this time from Beverly Glenn-Copeland with the song “River Dreams”. You can hear these songs via the official Blacklist playlist on Spotify or the same playlist recreated by us on Apple Music. Keep Connected Each week of The Blacklist Exposed will take a deep look at both the minor and major plot lines to this fantastic series. Be sure to subscribe and review us in Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or through whichever podcast app you prefer. Also check out our other Golden Spiral Media Podcasts. A special thanks to Veruca Crews for creating our podcast cover art. If you love it, be sure to check out the rest of her Blacklist and other artwork on her tumblr page. Thanks for listening! We’ll talk to you soon. In the meantime, be sure to keep yourself off, The Blacklist. Send Us Feedback: Check out our Feedback Form! Call our voicemail: (304)837-2278 Email Us Connect With Us: Facebook Community Twitter Instagram Tumblr Troy's Twitter Aaron's Twitter Subscribe to The Blacklist Exposed: Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Pandora, RSS Feed
51 min
Ongoing History of New Music
Ongoing History of New Music
50 Years of CanCon
Fifty years ago, there was no such thing as a Canadian music industry…well, at least not compared to the U.S. or the UK…we had bands that played gigs and recorded singles and albums…but there wasn’t much of an infrastructure to support a domestic scene… Too few recording studios…a lack of experienced promoters, managers, and producers…there was a tiny collection of domestic record labels…and there was a steady drain of talent to the united states…if you wanted to make it really big, you had to leave the country…that’s kind of discouraging, right? And Canadian radio stations weren’t helping…there was a perception that audiences did not want to hear much of this domestic music because, well, it wasn’t very good…it was inferior to all the music coming from America and England…this contributed to the overall opinion with the general public that Canadian music just wasn’t worth anyone’s time… At the same time, though, it didn’t seem right that our musical culture and our music scenes (such as they were) be overwhelmed by foreign powers…Canadian artists were getting smothered in the crib…something needed to be done…and five decades ago, something was done, beginning on January 18, 1971… It was difficult, expensive, and, in some quarters, wildly unpopular…but it turned Canada into a global musical powerhouse…this is fifty years of CanCon… See for privacy information.
32 min
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