I am going to use the Wednesday blog post for the time being as the place I publish our MMTed Q&A series. There will also be some music for those who like to find some different music. I have just published – MMTed Q&A Episode 2 – on the MMTed YouTube channel (see overleaf). We covered some interesting questions and I hope you find it interesting. The program this week goes for 38 minutes. I am not a very good studio producer (given the aim is to keep it down to 30 minutes).
MMTed Q&A – Episode 2 – now available
We were originally thinking we would do a weekly live program screening on Wednesday nights starting at 20:00 Australian EST.
But given the interview with the guest is best done as a pre-record (time differences etc), it was easier for us to pre-record the whole show and make it available that way. It is also less risky and we are not tied down in person on Wednesday nights.
So we plan to publish the each episode each Wednesday sometime but no later than 20:00.
Here is Episode 2 with Professor Randy Wray as my guest.
Note the sound is variable – this is a consequence of Zoom relying on the quality of Internet connections at both ends and the data flow in between. At times, Randy’s sound is less than perfect.
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Here is what I have been listening to this week – a lot.
Regular readers may recall thatin this blog post – Be careful not to get ahead of ourselves – hard-edged class struggle will be necessary (April 8, 2020) – I included some information about an album I had just purchased – Rejoice – which recorded the collaboration between the master Nigerian drummer – Tony Allen – and the late South African horn player – Hugh Masekela.
Since I wrote that Tony Allen has also died (April 30, 2020) at the age of 79.
This is the last track on the album and is called ‘We’ve Landed’.
Put some headphones on and turn up the sound to hear the fabulous bass line.
According to the notes:
“The song is dedicated to today’s youth”, explains Tony, “the lyric addresses people at seventeen, eighteen, nineteen years old, who are slowly becoming more mature, finding out who they are and realising that it’s their generation’s turn to wake up!”
A good message.
Other musicians on the track are Tom Herbert (double bass), Joe Armon-Jones (keyboards), Mutale Chashi (bass) and Steve Williamson (saxophone).
That is enough for today!
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