With a great blend of early jazz, string ragtime, country blues and western swing, Pokey LaFarge is one of those old souls that has come back to remind us of the great roots of true American music. He and his band recorded this up-tempo live album last April in Amsterdam. We'll feature it throughout your Thursday night music mix.
Possessing one of the most emotive and unmistakable sopranos in folk and pop music, Joan Baez has been performing (and championing various political causes) for over 50 years now. Though she is associated most with her 1960's successes, her 1975 gold-selling album "Diamonds & Rust" is our spotlight on Monday night as we celebrate her January 9th birthday. Defining covers here of John Prine, Jackson Browne, The Allman Brothers Band, and of course Bob Dylan, but the crown jewel is the title track, the revealing Top 40 single about her relationship with Dylan...not bad for her first for
Cody ChesnuTT's debut album, 2002's The Headphone Masterpiece, was the result of two years spent recording alone in his bedroom. The double-length record is at once both sprawling and intimate; it encompasses a wide array of genres, but ChesnuTT sings and plays nearly every part.
The first key to thinking about 3-D printers is this: Do not think printer. Think magic box that creates any object you can imagine.
In the box, razor-thin layers of powdered material (acrylic, nylon, silver, whatever) pile one on top of the other, and then, voila — you've got a shoe, or a cup, or a ring, or an iPhone case.
It's miraculous to see. Press a button, make anything you want. But just how important is 3-D printing? Unlike earlier big-deal technologies (like, say, the tractor) 3-D printing won't really replace what came before.
Originally published on Fri January 4, 2013 3:12 pm
Calling it a "historic record of who the Democratic women of Congress are," House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi today defended the move by her office to alter a photo taken Thursday on the steps of the Capitol so that four female lawmakers who were late could be "seen" with their colleagues.
Update at 1:30 p.m. ET: The counting is done and as expected, President Obama and Vice President Biden collected all 332 Electoral College votes they earned on Election Day. Their Republican opponents, Mitt Romney and running mate Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, received 206 votes each.
Since it takes 270 Electoral College votes to be elected, the president and vice president have indeed been returned to office.