25 October 2007
KSCL.fm - The Redesign
The big boss (Jon) wanted me to get some opinions, so please comment and tell me whether you like it or not, or if you just hate me for trying to replace that lovely site we already have up.
-The Web Guy
Drat to hell! I meant to put this up ages ago.
Adam Freedman of Los Angeles, CA was here in the studio on July 16th, 2007. Here's the link to the interview.
Freedman is an indie-acoustic musician by night, by day a student at UCLA studying biology. He's working on his doctorate. For more information visit his myspace.com/adamfreedman
He's got a great album for sale on iTunes.
KSCL is extremely excited to announce that Ken Taylor and John Perry will be broadcasting this weeks episode of Philosophy Talk right here. In Shreveport. At Centenary. In KSCL's studio.
This all goes down this Sunday, October 28th at noon. Tune into KSCL 91.3 FM to hear the broadcast and call-in with your questions via (415) 841-4134.
Philosophy talk is a weekly, one-hour radio broadcast produced by Ben Manilla. Philosophy Talk broadcasts from KSCL 91.3 FM every Sunday and Wednesday at 10am.
Centenary's page on it is available here.
23 October 2007
22 October 2007
Leo Kacenjar, Dan Kersting, Mindy McKoin, Lauren Brown, and Jason Kay are giving their answer to the 2007 Apple Insomnia Film Festival. The video is awesome, and they'll win with your help. Log onto the website and search for their film, Harvest and rate it up! Any questions direct to Lauren Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org. The video is here. The best of luck to all students!
20 October 2007
Doesn't the internet work? Well, it's been unfortunate, but go figure. You live in New York and you're bound to experience some problems.
First off, I need to slightly apologize for not blogging thus far on our journey to NYC for CMJ (the Country Music Jamboree!). Our internet has been down, we've been running wild during the day and it takes about 1 hour to get from our hotel to the inner city of Manhattan. On a scary train. Down a scary alley. Fortunately we're still alive.
So, the whole point of us going to CMJ up here in New York City is to learn what we can do as radio stations to make this world a little better. Dare I say change the world for the better, and if you know me, you know that I'm driven towards changing this world. Start with underground music in Shreveport, then to Northwest Louisiana, then the world. Small steps I'm told. Small steps.
Let's begin at the beginning. That always feels most appropriate. We left on Wednesday morning out of Shreveport Regional airport. We flew to Dallas. Then straight to Newark in New Jersey, which is the landmass known as the states, only to the west of Manhattan (which is the middle).
Everything was pretty ordinary until we landed at 4:15-ish and made a mad rush into NYC as cheaply as we could. We boarded one train. Got off, realized we were on the wrong train. Then got on a new train. Transferred. Turned. Then walked. We were 5 minutes late to the Puck Building to get our badges. They weren't letting anyone in. Nope. Tomorrow. So, what are two kids to do?? Well, keep in mind that through this whole process we're still carrying all of our luggage. Two bags a piece in a city that is bananas with people.
We called Ariane, a super cool promoter from Organic Entertainment and she recommended us going to Club Midway to meet some of the bands. Namely, Billy Harvey. Now, he's a folky-type muscisian with a great attitude and a pret-near amazing flash site. CHECK THAT OUT!
We talked to him out on the street and met his manager. Now, Barry (the manager) is a funny man that's lived in NYC his whole life. For reference, Billy Harvey's from Austin. We spent a considerable amount of time out on the street and then went into the underground venue for the main show (Billy obviously). We met two kids from Hammond's college radio station. We stayed at Organic's party until 10. Then we decided it might be good to check into the hotel, much less just find it!
Took us an hour and a half and boy were we tired. But we found it. Crashed.
16 October 2007
14 October 2007
- Workforce training
- Higher degree training in Shreveport
- Ethics Reform
- Toll Roads
- Film Industry
- Casino Industry
- Completion of I-49
The staff just got approved by the Student Government Association to head to NYC for the BIG CMJ music marathon, where names from the music industry meet to discuss the current and future happenings in music. Ben and I leave early Wednesday and I hope to use this space to post blogs from each day of the event. That way you guys can get an inside peek at what we'll be seeing from inside NYC.
more to come....
05 October 2007
Thurston Moore- Trees Outside the Academy
With a career spanning three decades and several genres, Thurston Moore, co-founder of the legendary post-punk noise band Sonic Youth, recently released his latest solo publishing. Trees Outside the Academy is a lyrically poetic and sonically acoustic frolic through the acid-washed audio mind of Thurston Moore.
The album is predominantly folk-based and acoustic, yet some tracks exhibit signatures of Sonic Youth-esque noise intros such as on the track “American Coffin.” Other tracks like “Wonderful Witches” and “Off Work” are more electric guitar based rock tunes that do not necessarily allude to Sonic Youth’s noise sound, but a more reserved, anti-melody style of songwriting.
From the album art to the songs themselves, Trees seems to act as a self-portrait for Moore. The CD case and liner notes are littered with personal home photos of the artist as well as copies of letters to family members and other bits of art that seem introspective. Songs carry an ever-hazy vision of private thoughts from the mind of Thurston, and (as always) cryptic poetry abounds throughout the lyrics especially on track 5, “Fri/End,” which is a happy-go-lucky tune written on acoustic guitar and complimented by stringed accompaniment. “Fri/End” is such a delightful, romping song, yet in an attempt to explain what the song is actually about one must pretend to understand Moore’s descriptions of emotion through descriptions of visual color patterns. Most of Moore’s lyrics are so acute and strange that even if one feels lost in the poetry of the moment one does not even care.
This is a great album for fans of Thurston Moore or even pure Sonic Youth fans. None of the tracks on this album fail to please or entertain.
04 October 2007
Mat Schwarzman has been a student, practitioner, instructor and writer in
the field of community-based arts since 1985. He has helped establish arts
education programs for teens, college students and adults across the
United States. He holds a Ph.D. in Transformative Learning & Change in
Human Systems from the California Institute of Integral Studies. He is
founder and director of the Crossroads Project for Art, Learning and
Community in New Orleansa and co-author of the book "Begginers Guide to
Community Based Arts. Visit the organization's website at
About the course:
Art 295: Introduction to Community-Based Arts, instructed by Leia Lewis,
Museum Educator, explores the aesthetic, sociocultural, political, and
transpersonal learning issues involved in producing artwork that engages
artists, cultural institutions, and community as creative partners.
Students will examine historic and contemporary community-based arts
projects from Louisiana and the U.S.A, and the methodologies that
facilitate artist-community exchanges within the visual arts, performing
arts, and theatre. Students also will investigate these models to consider
how art can be used to enhance quality of life, build community, and
foster social change.
This course will utilize Meadows Museum of Art at Centenary College of
Louisiana as a primary educational resource for guest speakers, class site
visits, and a group project. Students will collaborate with Meadows Museum
of Art staff to design and implement a community-based arts project that
is inspired by a scheduled exhibition within the Museum’s visual arts
season. Students will learn to cooperate with diverse artistic and
community stakeholders to conceptualize, plan, execute, and evaluate a
community-based arts project.
01 October 2007
Paris, 2042: a dark Rotoscope world of shadows and right angles. Ilona Tasuiev, a brilliant young scientist, is kidnapped, and her employer, Avalon, a major health and beauty corporation, wants her found. Karas, a jaded police captain, is assigned to find her, fast. He seeks help from her sister, Bislane, and they are soon uncovering identify theft, missing files, and hints that something back in 2006 may explain what's going on. Ilona's mentor, Avalon's vice president, a Japanese researcher, an underworld boss, and Bislane's drug connection all figure in the mix. So does an attraction between Karas and Bislane. What's behind the kidnapping? Who's the victim?