Other Side Drive November 8, 2012

Other Side Drive November 8, 2012 Revolutions Music seems almost cursed with a slew of music festivals that offer every variety of music in even the most remote cities. The concept is popular because spectators feel like they can get the most “bang-for-their-buck.” While it may seem like I am down-playing the music festival; I really think they are one of the best parts about music today. It is good to know that the live-performance is still highly regarded. With the many thousands of music festivals taking place in the U-S every year none are more refreshing than Austin, Texas’ … Continue reading Other Side Drive November 8, 2012

Other Side Drive October 25, 2012

KTSW Other Side Drive October 25, 2012 Revolutions In honor of the upcoming elections I will take a peek into how music has affected campaigns through American History. Campaign songs are now chosen as meticulously as the words candidates use in speeches, the color of their ties, or the logos and phrases they use to promote themselves. Songs are chosen for lyrical content and overall sound. The point is to use the songs as a tool to help highlight the point or theme the candidate is trying to make. In older elections the songs were written specifically for the candidates; … Continue reading Other Side Drive October 25, 2012

Other Side Drive October 18, 2012

By Dany Recio Segment Producer October 18, 2012 Revolutions Austin City Limits officially celebrated 40 years broadcasting on October 14 th. It began as the brain child of Bill Arhos the program-director of K-L-R-U the PBS affiliate of Austin. He collaborated with producer Paul Bosner and director Bruce Scafe. P-B-S wanted more original programming from its affiliates. Arhos, inspired by Jan Reid’s book The Improbable Rise of Redneck Rock; which covered the progressive country scene, helped create the idea for a t-v program that would highlight Austin’s diverse music scene. They filmed their pilot on October 12th, 1974; with the, … Continue reading Other Side Drive October 18, 2012

Other Side Drive October 11, 2012

By Dany Recio Segment Producer October 11, 2012 Revolutions Pete Townshend was one the founding members of the Who and was responsible for more than one-hundred songs throughout their eleven album career. He dropped out of college to pursue music and became one of the world’s most iconic artists. Earlier this week at the age of 67 he released his Memoir “Who I Am.” It is the recollection of his life: through his childhood, the years with The Who, and beyond. The significance of his memoir can be highlighted by the fact that it will delve into the early years … Continue reading Other Side Drive October 11, 2012