Laura Mvula – refers to herself as “the geeky kid of R&B” – we should all be so geeky.
Click on the link here for Audio Player: Laura Mvula – Live at VPRO – March 23, 2013
Sounds from up-and-comers this weekend. Tonight it’s Laura Mvula, a classically trained R&B singer from Birmingham in the UK. Her debut e album, Sing To The Moon was released just a few weeks ago and already she’s being given nods in the press as “an artist to watch” in 2013.
Here she is in session at VPRO, the pop radio outlet in Holland for the It’s Live program, recorded last week.
She refers to herself as “the geeky kid of R&B” – and my impression is; we could do with a whole lot more geeky folk if they sound even remotely like her.
A very enjoyable set and a very bright career ahead – I suspect you’ll be hearing more of her in the coming weeks.
But for now – check out a new artist.
Paris – May, 1968 – not that much different than many places in the world of 2012.
Click on the link here for Audio Player: 1968 – Year Of Revolution
Starting today, and going all the way until New Years Day next week, I will be posting year-end reviews throughout history. A reminder that, in some ways, many things have changed, and in others, it’s exactly the same.
So we kick off the week with 1968, a year that probably saw as much, if not more Domestic and International upheaval and strife than any other in recent memory. It also saw dramatic leaps forward – from the first Heart transplant to one step closer to landing on the Moon. It was a year of incredible contrasts.
And we’ll start off with that one, via NBC Radio‘s Second Sunday series from December 1968. 1968: Year Of Revolution.
JFK with Astronaut Wally Schirra – A man on the Moon by the end of the decade.
Click on the link here for Audio player: JFK Remarks on Space Program – Sept. 12, 1962
With a pledge to put a man on the Moon by the end of the decade, President Kennedy took a keen interest in the space program and developments at NASA.
On September 12, 1962 he visited the NASA headquarters and his remarks were broadcast later on in the day.
Here are those remarks and a reminder that, fifty years ago, we were heading to the moon.
Neil Armstrong – his step on the lunar surface changed everything.
Click on the link here for Audio player: Moon – Landing-7-20-69
Shocking and sad – the news of the death today of Neil Armstrong, forever known as the First Man On The Moon.
And as a reminder of just how much of an icon he was to millions of people, not to mention the millions of school kids watching with dropped jaws as Neil Armstrong took those first steps on the Moon, here is an excerpt from that historic broadcast from July 20, 1969.
The passing of an American hero. Rest in peace.