Jay Cowit

Technical Director, The Takeaway

Jay Cowit appears in the following:

The 'Strange Powers' of the Magnetic Fields

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

There’s a new movie hitting theatres this week called “Strange Powers.” It follows a band that, according to the film’s disclaimer, is iconic to some and completely unknown to others.

The band is called The Magnetic Fields. And though they’ve been making albums since 1989, their founding member, Stephin Merritt, is still a mystery to many.

Meritt and Claudia Gonson (who provides vocals and instrumentals for the band, and also serves as the band's manager) join us in studio, to give us a small glimpse into their lives, their music, and the film.

After the jump, an extended version of our studio interview with Merritt and Gonson.

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The Grateful Dead as the Ultimate Jam Band

Monday, August 09, 2010

The last time anyone got to hear Jerry Garcia play live was on July 9, 1995, when the Grateful Dead performed in Chicago. At the time, no one knew it be their last show: Exactly a month later – fifteen years ago today – guitarist Jerry Garcia died.

Today we take a look at the cultural impact Garcia and the Dead had (and still have) on music lovers, from the band's beginning in the '60s through today.

We want to hear from you. What are your favorite jam band experiences and what are your favorite jam band tracks?

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A-Rod apologizes again for steroid use

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

In his first press conference since his steroid use was outed, Alex Rodriguez apologized for his mistakes. He chalked up his steroid use as a youthful indiscretion blaming himself for...


Jets vs. Dolphins: Brett Favre takes on the man he pushed out, Chad Pennington

Friday, December 26, 2008

Brett Favre made big news last spring when he bid a tearful farewell to his 17-season football career. By summer he'd made news once more when he signed with the New York Jets. To m...