Sep 08 2009
Jun 01 2009
How Producer Mark Johnson put it all together.
Morning Edition, May 4, 2009 – Until a video of “Stand by Me” had gone viral on YouTube, Roger Ridley had sung and played guitar anonymously on the streets of Santa Monica, Calif., for years. The video begins with Ridley and then mixes in 40 other musicians from around the world. It’s part of a 10-song collection called Playing for Change: Songs Around the World.
Producer Mark Johnson got the idea a few years ago when he heard Ridley’s voice on a street in Santa Monica.
“I approached him after the performance and said, ‘Hey, if I come back in an hour with some recording equipment and cameras, I’d love to record you, film you, add musicians around the world to it,’ ” Johnson says. “And he looked at me really funny, sort of thought I was crazy. But he said, ‘OK, if you come back, we’ll do it.’ “………………Rest Here with Video Links to a Couple of the Songs
Nov 09 2008
I am still stunned by what has happened. While I have many concerns I am not thinking about them now. If only for this one essay, I want to set everything aside to simply celebrate our historic achievement as a people.
I remain overwhelmed. It still hasn’t entirely sunk in. It is really huge, probably the biggest single event in my lifetime – certainly in the political realm. What a remarkable, amazing, stunning victory for us all. What a wonderful moment for America. We have achieved a great milestone.
How starving were we for this great day to be an American?
Aug 17 2008
Feb 22 2008
Is this police abuse? You tell me.
Feb 15 2008
This is an archive of a diary from the OAC blog … the table of contents cross-links require the full diary, they don’t work from the abbreviated view.
The balance of the links that can be updated to live diaries will be over time
BruceMcF in Diaries; 1/27/2008 at 10:46 PM EST
Hi, this is the How To that accompanies the TOC: YouTube. It provides some background information on the “why” of the whole process, and step by step help on how to use some of the tools linked to in that diary.
Join me beneath the fold for the scoop.
Why YouTube playlists?
Why Video CD’s
What if I have different programs I like
How to download a YouTube playlist
How to convert an flv file to an MPEG1 file
How to burn a set of MPEG1 files into a Video CD
How to share your work