So much crosses our desks and our microphones. Only so much of it makes it to the air. Here are some collaborations and projects that have recently caught our attention we thought you'd want to know about.
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Archives we're visiting
Free Music Archive. "It's not just free music, it's good music."Books in our pile
Rock'n'Roll Public Library: A five-week free archival "civic endeavor" of The Clash's Mick Jones. "These 10,000 items are relics of the last century. A part of British musical history." London, July 16-August 25
Plenty Enough Suck to Go Around by Cheryl WagnerEvents on our Calendar
Farm City by Novella Carpenter
I-5 by Summer Brenner
Hunger for Freedom: The Story of Food in the Life of Nelson Mandela by Anna Trapido
Elizabeth Street by Laurie Fabiano
How to Play the Harmonica: and Other Life Lessons by Sam Barry
Mirrors by Eduardo Galeano
Labor Day by Joyce Maynard
Puckerbrush Potluck, Iowa State Fair, August 19Movies to see
Eat Real Festival in downtown Oakland, August 28-30. A tribal gathering of taco trucks, hot dog stands, and mobile food vendors all using locally sourced sustainable ingredients.
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, Santa Cruz, CA, August 2-16. Marin Alsop conducts.
TetroWebsites we're browsing
Corner Store: A work-in-progress documentary feature
Away We Go, written by Dave Eggers and Vendela Vida of 826 Valencia
Obama FoodoramaMusic on our turntable
Irresistible Fleet of Bicycles
Mapping Main Street: A collaborative documentary media project that creates a new map of the country through stories, photos and videos recorded on actual Main Streets.
Yes, We Can: A community canning project
Lura, a singer from Portugal and Cape VerdeOrganizations we're tracking
Orquestra Imperial from Brazil. A Samba big band fronted by Caetano Veloso's son Moreno and his friends Alexandre Kassin and Domênico Lancelotti
High Wide and Handsome. Loudon Wainwright III's tribute to Charlie Poole
Darling Just Walk by Tess Dunn
Dai Lam Linh. Our friend Nguyen Qui Duc sent us this startling new music from Vietnam.
Share Our Strength's Operation Frontline in Los AngelesRest In Peace
Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment
Carecen: Central American Resource Center Cuerpo Sano/Healthy Bodies Program
CCROPP: Central California Regional Obesity Prevention Program
Music National Service Initiative, a new social enterprise that supports and expands the use of music to meet important civic and social goals.
Artist, David Ireland"People need stories in hard times. We’ve had an enormous moral, spiritual, and economic collapse. People go to storytellers when times are like that." -Bruce Springsteen
Activist, Luke Cole
Actor, Luis Saguar
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