Previously Unheard Woody Guthrie Recording Of ‘Hoodoo Voodoo’ From 1950s Resurfaces [Listen]

first_imgA lost recording of a slightly inebriated Woody Guthrie singing “Hoodoo Voodoo” has been unearthed to see the light of day. The grainy, two-minute demo showcases the long-deceased folk artist singing away on the then-unfinished song, which was one of many he left behind before passing away in 1967.The old recording was recently re-discovered within the archives of famed writer, Shel Silverstein, and also features Ramblin’ Jack Elliott and Sonny Terry. According to reports, the trio recorded the raw song idea back in 1954 during a session for Folkways Records executive, Moses Asch. Both Guthrie and Elliot had apparently been enjoying some adult beverages prior to the recording, which could explain some of the ad-lib lyrics heard sung by Woody throughout the track. The recording has since been verified as completely authentic by The Woody Guthrie Archives.A re-imagined version of the song was given the music parts by Wilco and British singer Billy Bragg for a 1998 album of unfinished Guthrie material titled Mermaid Avenue. The album had been commissioned by Woody’s surviving daughter, Nora Guthrie, who at that time was the Director of the Woody Guthrie Foundation and Archive. The 1998 version also featured current and previous Wilco members including John Stirratt, Ken Coomer, Jay Bennett (who has since passed away), and American reggae musician Corey Harris. Wilco’s alternative Americana arrangement of the old tune is clearly a much livelier recording compared to the bare minimum production of Guthrie’s original version.It is also reported that the alcohol-inspired recording sessions from 1954 were taped during the time when Guthrie was dealing with Huntington’s disease, which would later lead to an early death at the age of just 55 13 years later in 1967.Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy recently released his own new solo album earlier this fall titled, Warm. The singer/guitarist is scheduled to head out on a U.S. solo tour early next year starting in late February and continuing into the spring months. Tickets for the 2019 tour can be purchased by clicking here.Fans can listen to both the original and re-imagined recordings of “Hoodoo Voodoo” in each of their respective versions via the videos below.Woodie Guthrie – “Hoodoo Voodoo” – 1954 Demo[Video: Rolling Stone]Billy Bragg & Wilco – “Hoodoo Voodoo” (Woodie Guthrie Cover)[Video: Rubber Soul][H/T Variety]last_img read more

The podcast revolution

first_imgAs Harvard celebrates its 375th anniversary, the Gazette is examining key moments and developments over the University’s broad and compelling history.Podcast.There’s something for everyone, from foodies and fencers to fashionistas and fantasy football fans. With a click of the mouse, users can connect to a world of possibility.And they can deepen that world just as easily.The podcasters of today owe a debt of gratitude to a group of Harvard scholars who revolutionized how people create and consume digital information. These scholars streamlined a method of both uploading audio files to the Internet and downloading them to a computer or mobile device.The origin of the podcast can be traced to two people, in large part: Dave Winer, a software developer and blog evangelist who landed at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society in 2003 determined to put the University on the blogging map, and Christopher Lydon, a journalist and radio show host eager to investigate the power of the Internet.Winer, who graduated with a degree in math from Tulane University, caught the computer bug during a basic programming class. “It was fascinating … for me it felt like math in motion,” he said.Winer earned a master’s in computer science and became a Silicon Valley staple, heading his own software companies. One of the world’s first bloggers, he also created software that allowed people to create blogs of their own. Then he set his sights on Harvard.“I wanted more thoughtfulness to be in this space,” said Winer of the blossoming blogosphere. “I was going to get Harvard blogging.”“Dave was in a hurry. He had big ideas. I sensed that I didn’t want to miss them.  There he was, ready to rock, he said, and what he wanted to work on would be transformative,” recounts John Palfrey, Henry N. Ess III Professor of Law and faculty co-director of the Berkman Center.“He had a simple idea: Let’s put up a blogs server … and invite anyone in the community to start blogging.”Winer became a Berkman fellow and created the blog platform Weblogs at Harvard Law School, open to anyone with a Harvard.edu email address. He organized weekly discussion groups around blog tutorials and hot blog topics. He convened the conference Bloggercon at Harvard Law School. And with Harvard’s help, he took blogs to the next level.Prior to Harvard, Winer had worked with Adam Curry, the MTV disc jockey who envisioned streaming video online via an RSS feed.RSS, “Really Simple Syndication,” is a clever way to aggregate data on the Web. With it, content creators can make their material available to other sites, and users can access the latest content from such sites in one location.“It automates your Web surfing,” said Winer, who helped create the original RSS format. Picking up on Curry’s idea, Winer tweaked the RSS design, adding audio attachments to the Web feed formats. He tested it out with a couple of Grateful Dead songs and, suddenly, the framework for podcasting was in place. But Winer realized there was more to do.“It wasn’t just enough to tell people this thing was there and show them how it worked on a technical level … they had to see you doing it, and they had to be able to imagine themselves doing it.”Enter Christopher Lydon.In 2003, Lydon, former host of WBUR’s “The Connection,” was also a Berkman fellow and quickly connected with Winer.He emailed Winer early on and told him, “Yesterday I couldn’t spell blog; tomorrow I want to be one.”“My idea for Chris,” recalled Winer, “was that he was going to be the voice of podcasting.”Winer did the heavy technical lifting and Lydon provided his polished interview skills, smooth voice, and seasoned reporter gravitas — as well as a desire to explore the democratization of the new medium.“Anybody can be a podcaster,” said Lydon. “You can record your songs, your deepest thoughts, your silliest thoughts, your sonnets that you’ve been writing for years — you can spread it to the world.”Lydon and Winer joined forces with Cambridge engineer and Berkman friend Bob Doyle, who connected Lydon with the necessary recording equipment and trained him on how to use it. In July 2003, Lydon interviewed Winer in what would become the very first podcast. Lydon continued to self-produce interviews with bloggers, political figures, and authors such as Julia Child and Norman Mailer. With help from Winer’s special RSS-with-enclosures feed that attached the audio files, they released the interviews to Lydon’s blog, and podcasting was born.“It was a terrifically interesting moment for me,” said Lydon. “Dave Winer and I … are the Neil Armstrong of podcasting, and now everybody goes to that moon.”“Podcasting has bloomed every bit as much as I though it would,” said Winer, who went on to develop his own podcasts using simpler audio software and equipment.“The process started in 2000 but it didn’t reach critical mass until 2004 … and it was because of all the resources that were at Harvard and the people that were there. We had all the essential elements to success.”Harvard’s effort stood out, said Palfrey.“People were certainly recording and putting audio files on the Web … the inventive genius of what this group was doing at the Berkman Center was in turning their work into a series, and into a channel. … The development of podcasting, of video, all of what YouTube has become, those to me are all outgrowths of that innovation.”The Harvard work represented a perfect storm of curiosity combined with cutting-edge technology. Blogging, RSS feeds, and podcasts emerged alongside cheap audio recording equipment, mp3 files, and the ubiquitous iPod, an inexpensive and easy way to receive audio files, and its corresponding iTunes, a way to “systemize the receipt of it,” said Palfrey.“It was a confluence of things coming together and the best form of experimentation, of just trying it, of seeing what happens. And podcasting is one of those things that just stuck.”last_img read more

Midrange Storage: Use the Momentum

first_imgThe offer just keeps getting better…Market figures – and portfolio convergenceWe have seen great momentum in the market – Dell EMC Midrange Storage has had a strong product cadence over the last 12 months, a great customer loyalty program, and rich channel programs. “Midrange storage revenue, which accounted for nearly 55% of total external storage revenue in 1Q18, grew 17% year-over-year reaching $3.4B according to IDC. In 1Q18 Dell Inc. gained 4% share in midrange storage revenue compared to the year-ago quarter.¹” It’s clear, Midrange storage is the place to be.“Since the merger almost two years ago, we’ve delivered major midrange portfolio updates, adding significant new features to both Dell EMC Unity and SC Series storage arrays, demonstrating the power of what we can do together to delight our customers,” said Jeff Boudreau, President, Dell EMC Storage. Unity OE 4.4 and SCOS 7.3 – new featuresAnd there is more: we continue to invest in both platforms with new updates to Unity OE 4.4 and SCOS 7.3 – powerful new non-disruptive features at no additional cost that can be managed by CloudIQ (cloud-based analytics and monitoring) and are designed to give your customers even more confidence in their Dell EMC investments. Here is the scoop:SCOS 7.3 enhancements deliver more power, functionality and manageability:Game changing performance boost across all SC platforms (All-Flash and Hybrid): All SC arrays have 2x MAX IOPS performance increase & 50-100K IOPS increase in real world‘Manage anywhere’ simplicityCloudIQ support for cloud-based analytics and monitoringEasier, more cost-effective upgrades and expansionMore enterprise-class efficiency and availabilityUnity OE 4.4 provides a more complete replication story. It delivers a rich set of new features, enhanced performance, and exceptional quality including: MetroSync for Dell EMC Unity – leveraging NAS for critical data and applicationsTwo-way NDMP – providing direct data transfer to the tape library unit, and significant improvements to backup timesThird-party data migration – Consolidated storage and reduced managementSecurity enhancements – LDAP/AD features and capabilities to improve scalability and performanceUnity has now shipped 1 exabyte of flash storage“With this release, we’re driving innovation across our entire midrange portfolio to deliver huge performance improvements, easier management, better security and greater efficiencies. We’re helping our customers modernize their data centers and solve their top business challenges.” – Jeff Boudreau.It all adds up to an offer with momentum that shows no signs of slowing down. So why not ride that wave?We have a rich arsenal of tools for you to reference and use for more information:IDC Whitepaper: Midrange Customers Demand High-End Functionality at Affordable PricesOverview Teaser VideoCustomer Reaction VideoAnnouncement ArticlePress ReleaseUnity 4.4 BlogSCOS 7.3 BlogDell EMC SCOS 7.3 – SC Series Enablement CenterDell EMC Unity OE 4.4, visit the Dell EMC Unity Knowledge Centerlast_img read more

‘Dome-ish’ to explore on-campus diversity

first_imgIn spite of its fame, Notre Dame’s Golden Dome has yet to be featured in the name of a television program. That changes Wednesday with the premiere of “Dome-ish”, a four-part sketch comedy series reflecting issues of diversity at Notre Dame.The show’s producers — seniors Coty Miller, Chandler Turner and Geralyn Smith — said they hope “Dome-ish” will tell stories about minority groups on campus.“We really want students to kind of understand the positions that minority students have been placed in and hopefully see that and want to either change their views, change how they approach situations,” Miller said. “[We want students] to sympathize more.”The miniseries, which will consist of four 15-minute episodes, was created in collaboration with Multicultural Student Program and Services (MSPS) and NDtv, Miller said. The program aims to counter stereotypes and educate the campus community about diversity in a “comedic way.”“Think of it as the funny ‘Show Some Skin,’” Turner said.Each episode will feature roughly three skits highlighting specific issues, Miller explained. Examples of issues include the experiences of students who come from families with low socioeconomic status, stereotypes surrounding athletes and the daily struggles students of color and the LGBTQ community.“In our promo video, we talked about how a lot of times professors can’t tell the difference between different black students, or even students of color in general,” Miller said.The production process aimed to involve as many students who were interested in getting film production experience as possible, the producers said. Anyone can submit a skit for the producers’ consideration. The show will also include skits written by the producers.Once the producers have decided to use a skit, they reach out to people to help out with production. Both Miller and Turner expressed hope that “Dome-ish” will continue to be produced in future semesters.“In the beginning, before we started writing content and all of that, we reached out to see who was interested in general,” Miller said. “A lot of people got back to us and they just wanted to get involved with production and acting in general, and so based on that interest those are the people we reach out to automatically. More and more people start reaching out the more they hear about it, so we try to include as many people as possible.”The title “Dome-ish” is derived from the ABC sitcom “Black-ish” and its spin-off, “Grown-ish.” The producers said that it is meant to signify the fact that many minority students do not get the full “Notre Dame experience” while they are students at the University.“We kind of played off the whole ‘Black-ish’ and ‘Grown-ish’ ideas where they’re saying they’re ‘black-ish,’ so what people typically expect black people to be like, they’re kind of like that in terms of … cause they’re black and they do have some similarities with the stereotypes and black experiences, but it’s an ‘ish’ kind of thing,” Miller said. “We’re saying these students kind of get that Notre Dame experience being here, they get a lot of the same experiences other students do but there’s a lot of experiences that they’re not able to get and their experiences are different.“So, the typical Notre Dame experience people get and walk with and tell people about, which is a good experience, they’re kind of getting that. They’re unfortunately not able to get that typical Notre Dame experience and that’s where the ‘ish’ comes from.”Turner said one of the key goals of the “Dome-ish” project is to tell the stories of students who are often forgotten or overlooked.“One goal of mine is to add to the Notre Dame narrative,” Turner said. “A lot of times Notre Dame just pushes one type of Notre Dame student or one type of narrative and with this visual representation of a lot of the students that go here that don’t feel represented quite so right. So, we’re giving students the chance to write their own narratives and that’s really important to us.”Tags: Diversity, Dome-ish, MSPS, NDTvlast_img read more

HACCP Workshop.

first_imgFederal guidelines now require HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) programs of all meat and poultry plants. These programs are considered vital to the safety of food products.A HACCP program is a team effort. And a good team has to be properly trained. University of Georgia food scientists will train teams in providing sound HACCP programs and food safety in a workshop May 14-15 in Athens, Ga.The training will start at 7:30 a.m. May 14 at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education. It will end at 4:45 p.m. May 15. It’s limited to the first 100 to sign up.Register On-line A $395 fee covers lunches, breaks and classroom materials, but should be prepaid by April 23. Register on-line at http://fsext-outreach.ces.uga.edu. (Click on “Calendar of Events 2001” and scroll down).Contact the county Extension Service office to learn more about the workshop or get a registration form. Or call Estes Reynolds at (706) 542-2574. Or e-mail him at [email protected]last_img read more

Ørsted gets U.S. green light for Deepwater Wind purchase

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Maritime Executive:Ørsted has obtained approval by U.S. competition authorities completed the acquisition of a 100 percent equity interest in Deepwater Wind.Ørsted entered into an agreement with the D.E. Shaw Group to acquire a 100 percent equity interest in Rhode Island-based Deepwater Wind earlier this month at a purchase price of $510 million.The two companies’ offshore wind assets and organizations will be merged to become the group with most comprehensive geographic coverage and the largest pipeline of development capacity in the U.S.Deepwater Wind’s portfolio has a total potential capacity of approx. 3.3GW. With the combined organization and asset portfolio, Ørsted will be able to deliver clean energy to the seven states on the U.S. East Coast that have already committed to build in total more than 10GW of offshore wind capacity by 2030.The name of the new organization is Ørsted US Offshore Wind. It will be represented by a local management team headed by Ørsted US Offshore Wind CEO Thomas Brostrøm, Co-CEO Jeff Grybowski, President and CFO David Hang both from Deepwater Wind, and COO Claus Bøjle Møller from Ørsted.More: Ørsted completes acquisition of Deepwater Wind Ørsted gets U.S. green light for Deepwater Wind purchaselast_img read more

Honduran authorities launch security initiative to cut homicide rate by more than half

first_img Gang activity Honduran security officials understand the need to cooperate with other Latin American countries and the United States in the fight against drug trafficking, Rodríguez said. Cooperation primarily involves the sharing of information about the movements and plans of drug traffickers. Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández recently, warned gangs and other criminal groups that they have run out of friends and have three options. “Gang members, extortionists, people involved in organized crime have very few friends remaining. The dark party that has caused so much harm to this country is over,” Hernández said. “Either shape up your behavior, seek peace in your souls, dedicate yourselves to your families and work decently, or you have the option of leaving the country, and if not, you will end up in prison.” Successful security initiatives ‘El Chapo’ in Honduras Honduran authorities are working to dramatically reduce the country’s homicide rate, which has been driven up in recent years by drug trafficking activity. In early January 2014, Security Minister Arturo Corrales Alvarez announced that Honduran security forces will cooperate with each other and go after street gangs and transnational organized crime groups which operate in the country. The security initiative is designed to reduce the rate of killing, Corrales said. Corrales made the announcement following a meeting with Honduran National Police Commissioner Ramón Sabillón. The security minister also asked local officials, such as mayors, and all members of society to help in the battle against organized crime. Ordinary citizens could help authorities by providing information. Honduras, which has a population of 8.5 million, has one of the highest rates of homicide in the world, according to the United Nations. The country has a homicide rate of 86.5 killings per 100,000 residents, according to UN statistics. There were more than 7,000 killings in Honduras in 2013. Eight of every 10 victims were men under age 45 who were, shot to death, according to the Violence Observatory at the National Autonomous University of Honduras (UNAH), insightcrime.org repored. Authorities hope the security initiative will reduce the homicide rate to what it was in 2004, Corrales said. That year, Honduras recorded 35 killings per 100,000 residents, according to UN figures. By Dialogo February 05, 2014 Honduran security forces have achieved several successful initiatives in recent months. For example, in September 2013, Honduran police agents apprehended several alleged leaders of the gang “Los Cachiros,” including Javier Eriberto Rivera Madariaga and Devis Leonel Rivera Madariaga, who are brothes. Police also seized more than $800 million (USD) in properties, including hotels and even a zoo. . Los Cachiros is a violent drug trafficking organization based in Honduras. It has forced alliances with Mexican and Colombian drug cartels. Corrales said Honduran police are “the front line” in the battle against violence by international drug traffickers and street gangs. Corrales did not provide further details about the security initiative. Honduran police forces should cooperate in the fight against violence with the country’s Armed Forces, which are stable and effective, said and strong, said said Armando Rodríguez, a security analyst at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). Specifically, police should rely on the intelligence arm of the Honduran Army and the Special Security Response Group, which is known as “the Tigers,” the security analyst said. “The high level of training of the Armed Forces and the Tigers group should be used in areas of conflict,” Rodríguez said. “They should be used in remote regions where access is difficult, to round up criminal gangs, which will improve security. Trying to reduce the number of murders in a year to the number from ten years ago is a tough challenge to achieve.”” What does the DEA think of the continuity of “Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán”? Can it be that El Chapo is a DEA informer???????????? Cooperation between police and Armed Forces crucial: analyst The need for cooperation Violence in Honduras has increased dramatically since 2009, when Mexican drug cartels began increasing their operations in the country. Honduras has become an increasingly important place for Mexican transnational criminal organizations, such as the Sinaloa Cartel, which is led by fugitive kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. The Sinaloa Cartel and other Mexican organized crime groups, such as Los Zetas, smuggle large amounts of cocaine from South America through Honduras. Nearly 90 percent of the cocaine which is smuggled from South America to the United States and Mexico is transported through Honduras, according to published reports. Authorities estimate there are 200 illegal airstrips in Honduras, which are used by drug traffickers to transport cocaine. Most of the airstrips are near the Atlantic Ocean. The forces of El Chapo control most of these airstrips. In 2013, the Armed Forces of Honduras disabled 100 irregular airstrips, the Defense Ministry reported. There are about 1,350 youth gangs in Honduras, which have more than 150,000 members, according to published reports. Most of the gang members are between the ages of 11 and 18, and many of them operate in San Pedro Sula. Young gang members commit killings, extortion, kidnappings, and sell drugs. Mara Salvatrucha, which is also known as MS-13, and Barrio 18 are the major gangs in Honduras. In addition to San Pedro Sula, gang violence is high the cities of Tocoa, Distrito Central, Tela, La Ceiba, and Juticalpa. San Pedro Sula is the industrial hub of the country, and also the second largest city in Honduras. San Pedro Sula topped the list of the 50 most violent cities in the world in 2013, according to the Citizens Council for Public Safety and Criminal Justice, a community group based in Mexico. San Pedro Sula had a homicide rate of 187 killings per 100,000 residents. Acapulco was third on the list. last_img read more

Defense in depth creates stronger wall for cybersecurity

first_img 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr As hackers and fraudsters become more creative and determined, credit unions must respond with more sophisticated and exhaustive cybersecurity defensive programs to counter fraud in all of its pernicious forms.One approach is known as Defense in Depth. The idea is to defend a system against an attack using several independent methods. This model layers multiple security controls and barriers such as firewalls, wireless and data leak protections, and identity management that provide collaborative redundancy. If one control fails, another control is there to take its place and protect the system – thus delaying cyberattackers and detecting them before they can do serious damage.The concept of Defense in Depth comes from the military – and how appropriate. Having a solid defense to protect a financial institution’s cyber system is, to that institution, on par in many ways with our military’s mission to keep our nation secure. continue reading »last_img read more

The evolving shape of risk facing financial services in 2020

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The external risk environment continues to become ever more complex. In the past decade alone, risk managers at financial services firms have had to contend with waves of comprehensive new regulation resulting from the financial crisis, confront increasingly sophisticated fraud and financial crime schemes, and grapple with the threat of business-crippling cyber-attacks – all while managing traditional financial and operational risks.The pace of change shows no signs of slowing down, with technology evolving faster than risk managers’ ability to keep up. In our new study of nearly 700 risk management executives in the global banking, insurance and capital markets sectors, we found that nearly three-fourths (72%) of respondents confirmed that complex, interconnected and ever-changing new risks are emerging more rapidly than ever before.To address on-going challenges to the bottom line and remain competitive against new entrants and the changing shape of customer needs, the financial services industry is rapidly embracing new technologies, to increase their effectiveness and be ever more connected and agile in how they operate. continue reading »last_img read more

11 things I think I think

first_imgAs I sit here, in day whatever of social distancing, I have decided to share some things I think I think. My apologies to Peter King.This is not the “new normal”. It is the current reality, and it sucks. But to get to the “new normal” we must go through this social distancing to impede the spread of the coronavirus.Credit unions are a PEOPLE business. Now is the time to live, breathe and execute upon that core tenet. The current focus for credit union leaders – hell, everyone – must be people. Profits, new products, loan growth, mergers, vacations, concerts, sports will be there eventually. Will your family, friends, internal members (employees) and external members? Care for them now so they will return, more devoted than ever.NCUA must recognize the abnormality of the current situation and adjust their exams, criteria and responses accordingly.Boy, I miss sports.People are great. There are at least 10 examples of the power of human spirit for every example of bad behavior.People appreciate that you care enough to check on and think of them.This current reality should not alter the strategic vison/plan. An actual strategic vision will not be altered by short term events. However, unless you are Nostradamus, the business or operational plan has been shredded. These short-term, tactical plans determine the how and when the overall strategy is achieved. The strategic plan is the why of the business, not the how or when.We need to take advantage and learn from this time of working from home and expanded video interfacing to enhance future service deliveries and internal operations.Extra attention must be focused on IT security. The added work from home access and external communications create additional vulnerabilities.I wish all merchants accepted contactless cards and Apple Pay.It will feel great to go to a crowded restaurant to eat, drink and be merry with family and friends.Stay safe my friends. 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,David Clendaniel David Clendaniel is an inspirational and strategic leader that translates business strategies into programs and products to improve the quality of life for members, employees, and community. After being raised … Web: www.dclendaniel.com Detailslast_img read more