The Beat from Troy Music Hall #60, How Did This Get Made? The Everyday Items
How things get made – the everyday edition.We dedicate this week’s newsletter to the process of how the things we use every day are produced. It’s fascinating to learn how these things are created; from simple things like ice cream and fast food to the more complex like cars and musical anthems.
Creating an Anthem: Redemption Song
Bob Marley’s “Redemption Song” is an anthem. Enjoy this unique pairing of Eddie Vedder and Beyonce as they sing this classic.
UDiscoverMusic explores how Marley created this classic, saying “The song took in Marley’s own feelings about his onrushing sad demise, slavery, and its impact on the minds of its descendants, religion and destiny (“We’ve got to fulfill the book”), but did not forget to address his fans. Fear not, the song said.” Read the full article here.
NYSMusic chronicles the last dates Bob Marley and The Wailers played in NY, at the legendary Apollo Theater, in late October of 1979. Read the full article here.
How do you Nae Nae?
Jimmy Fallon and the ageless Jennifer Lopez show us dance crazes from recent history. About a minute and a half in, you’ll see the treadmills come in. It’s a tribute to OK Go’s “Here We Go Again”, a video we featured just a few weeks ago. We hope you get up and try to mimic some of these moves.
I Scream, You Scream, We all Scream for Ice Cream
The gentlemen featured in this video, Mickey Cole and Lorenzo Franchetti, make delicious, homemade ice cream and gelato. They are a bit out of the way for Capital Region residents, but we have lots of local shops where we can indulge in this simple and delicious treat. Villa Italia in downtown Schenectady has delicious gelato, the Dutch Udder and The Snowman in Troy have yummy homemade ice cream, and of course, Stewart’s ice cream is always good!
JEEP Easter Eggs
For the past 32 years, the Wrangler has been the quintessential Jeep. They are made at a plant in the Toledo Complex in Ohio.
Designers have created a bit of fun for Jeep owners. They hide a number of “Easter eggs” throughout their vehicles. You really have to know to look for some of them as they are easy to miss!
Five Guys, Unwrapped
Five Guys is a delicious indulgence! How do they make it so good? First, they are purposely low-tech. No microwaves or timers, just fresh ingredients cooked to order – no wonder it’s so good!
Five Guys was founded in 1986 by Janie and Jerry Murrell and named after the couple’s five sons, who are now all involved in running the business.
Best of Tiny Desk
NPR – The Best of Tiny Desk!
We love the Tiny Desk Concerts, and the folks over at Level created a list of their top ten performances. Check it out here and see if you agree. Their number one spot went to T-Pain, and we concur! For an artist well known for auto-tuning his voice, it was surprising to hear how well he sings.
Mr. Roger’s Explains how Crayons are Made
This is a classic, and to know Mr. Rogers is to love Mr. Rogers. Enjoy his narration on how to make Crayola Crayons. Watching this, can’t you smell the scent of those crayons? It’s so distinctive.
Upcoming Streaming Shows
Please join the Music Hall’s new Artist in Residence as they live-stream this concert series from our stage!
Gardens of Anna Maria Luisa de Medici Hilary TannAfro-American Suite Undine S MoorePastorale and Caprice Op. 90 Amy BeachPiano Trio Germaine Tailferre
The continuing series:
Part 4: Music by Women Composers for Woodwind Quintet
Sunday, April 18, 2021, 3 PM, click here for the sign-up link
Our Overwhelming Love of Sloths!
Sloths… they are fascinating creatures. We feel ya’ Kristen Bell!
We know this is hard, and if you need someone to listen, NYS has set up a Covid Emotional Support Helpline – call 1-844-863-9314, available 8 AM – 10 PM, seven days a week.
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