WBEZ | inspiration http://www.wbez.org/tags/inspiration Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Global Notes: Uncovering 25 years of Chernobyl-inspired rock http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-04-20/global-notes-uncovering-25-years-chernobyl-inspired-rock-85454 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//segment/photo/2011-April/2011-04-20/kraftwerk radioactivity.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>This last year has produced a surprising amount of manmade and natural disasters: the Gulf Coast oil spill, the Japanese earthquake and tsunami, the U.S. federal budget, to name a few.&nbsp; Catastrophe has always been fodder for musical creativity, but few have proven as tuneful as Chernobyl. On today's <a href="http://www.wbez.org/globalnotes" target="_self"><em>Global Notes</em></a>, Jerome McDonnell and <a href="../../../radio-m" target="_blank"><em>Radio M</em></a> host Tony Sarabia uncover a surprising number of songs inspired by the world's worst nuclear disaster.&nbsp;</p><p>We also want to hear your favorite Chernobyl-inspired tracks. Call our 24-hour hotline at <strong>312.948.4880 </strong>or email us at worldview@wbez.org. Make sure to include your name, phone number and where you're from, as well as the artist and track title. If you're lucky, we'll play your song next week!</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Track List</strong></p><p>1. Ghost Town – Huns and Dr. Beeker</p><p>2. Chernobyl 1986 – North Aunt</p><p>3. Time Will Crawl – David Bowie</p><p>4. Radioactivity (Remix) – Kraftwerk</p><p>5. Radioactive Clouds – Skysonic Destiny</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Wed, 20 Apr 2011 18:12:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-04-20/global-notes-uncovering-25-years-chernobyl-inspired-rock-85454 Thursday Thingy: The 2011 Overture is ready! (new video) http://www.wbez.org/blog/amy-krouse-rosenthal/thursday-thingy-2011-overture-ready-new-video <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//Man Sunrise Joe Raedle.JPG" alt="" /><p><p><span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px;" class="Apple-style-span"><em><strong>Overture</strong>&nbsp;is defined as:&nbsp;</em></span></p><p><span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 25px;" class="Apple-style-span"><p style="margin: 5px 0px 10px; padding: 0px; line-height: 1.4em;"><em>1. An instrumental composition intended especially as an introduction to an extended work, such as an opera.</em></p><p style="margin: 5px 0px 10px; padding: 0px; line-height: 1.4em;"><em>2. &nbsp;An offering</em></p><p style="margin: 5px 0px 10px; padding: 0px; line-height: 1.4em;">* * *</p></span></p><p>A few weeks ago we decided to create an <strong>Overture</strong> together. &nbsp;Ours would be composed not of music notes, but rather, <em>notes of advice</em> <em>about life.</em> &nbsp; You can read (remind yourself) more about <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blog/amy-krouse-rosenthal/mission-55-lets-create-2011-overture-together">Mission #55 here</a>.</p><p>The quotes, anecdotes and short messages quickly poured in. &nbsp;Thank you again to everyone who contributed.</p><p>Then last week we all weighed in on our favorites. &nbsp;<a href="http://www.wbez.org/blog/amy-krouse-rosenthal/thursday-thingy-2011-overture-contd-plus-new-video">Here's how we did that.</a></p><p>And so today, &nbsp;I am pleased to present this <em>offering</em>...&nbsp;<strong>The 2011 Overture: in 25 short movements,</strong>&nbsp;composed by and for Mission Amy KR.</p><p><iframe height="225" frameborder="0" width="400" src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/18992486"></iframe></p><p><a href="http://vimeo.com/18992486">The 2011 Overture: in 25 short movements</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user2406806">Amy Krouse Rosenthal</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p></p> Thu, 20 Jan 2011 13:58:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blog/amy-krouse-rosenthal/thursday-thingy-2011-overture-ready-new-video