Tuesday, March 04, 2014
In today's new golden age of television, why are the most fun-to-watch characters also the most morally dubious?
Guest Host Kurt Andersen (of ‘Studio 360’) Referees A Battle Of The High School Bands; Carla Bruni Plays 'Little French Songs'
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
In this episode: Soundcheck guest host Kurt Andersen (host of Studio 360) talks high school rockers, as part of Studio 360’s ongoing Battle of the High School Bands. One of the contest judges, musician Andrew W.K., reviews recordings submitted by high school bands -- both recent and not so recent. And, Kurt talks with members of two currently active high school bands, Fly Baby and The Sectionals — and we hear from singer-songwriter and pianist Ben Folds about his high school band.
Plus: We hear a live performance from Carla Bruni. The singer, model, and former first lady of France joins us to perform in our studio.
Producer Joe Boyd On Nick Drake; Broadway’s 'Cinderella' In Studio; Remixing Spring with Kurt Andersen
Thursday, April 04, 2013
In this episode: More than forty years ago, the record producer Joe Boyd helped turn the songs of the late English musician Nick Drake into musical masterpieces. Now, he’s releasing a tribute album to the songwriter, Way To Blue: The Songs of Nick Drake.
Plus: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s version of Cinderella is playing on Broadway for the first time. We’re joined by Cinderella and the Prince (Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana, respectively) and music supervisor David Chase for a live performance that will air before midnight.
And: Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen recently embarked on a listener challenge called “Remixing Spring.” Before the show announces the contest winner this weekend, Kurt joins us to share a shortlist of entries.
Friday, July 06, 2012
Kurt Andersen is a man of many talents. In addition to hosting Studio 360, Andersen just published a new novel, "True Believers." What does the new novel, based mostly in the 1960s, say about change in the United States?
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
By Derek John
Anyone else feeling a little political déjà vu? Fifteen years ago a salacious political novel called Primary Colors offered a thinly veiled account of President Bill Clinton’s election campaign and was written by…well, no one knew. Primary Colors was a huge success and turned into a movie. Now, as if on cue, we get O: a Presidential Novel, a juicy speculative account of President Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign written by another “Anonymous” author.
Monday, January 24, 2011
By Jenny Lawton
Spark: How Creativity Works doesn't hit bookshelves until February 15. But to get you in the mood, we've got a sneak-preview. In his foreword to the book, Kurt describes how he embraced Daniel Boorstin's "Amateur Spirit" and summoned the courage to keep trying new things.
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By Cary Barbor
Have you noticed how the rituals of Valentine's Day seem to be designed for children? The red hearts, the overload of candy, and that weird baby Cupid. It's all so bizarre, and may I say -- nauseating?
We here at Studio 360 think the so-called holiday is due for a ...
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
As the New Year closes in and we all take a little time for reflection, I can’t help but wonder what I’ll be doing at the close of the next decade -- and the next, and the next... I get solace and inspiration from a 'Studio 360' episode from last February which featured several older folks who are still productive, or had even started something new later in life.
Friday, September 04, 2009
They Might Be Giants is just about my favorite working band, and not just because they're also the only band -- apart from the Byrds, many many years ago -- with whom I've actually worked a show onstage and back stage. TMBG are smart and good and nice and funny. And live in Brooklyn. Really: what more could one want?
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
By Kelly Sullan
Don't be fooled by the first 20 seconds of this video-- it's is not just another cute toddler Youtube sensation. Prepare to be impressed and a little freaked out by some very slick video editing. The toddler noises and mugging for the camera get transformed into what could quite possibly be the next dance hall hit. If Kidz Bop were to cover Crystal Castles' "Vanished", it would sound something like this.