Tag Archives: Weekend All Things Considered

The Colin Kaepernick ‘Blacklist’ Is – Seriously – His Own Fault

So the hardlistening staff caught this piece on Weekend All Things Considered the other day. How Much Are Colin Kaepernick’s Political Views Impacting His Unsigned Status? We’re going to take a few minutes now to talk about sports. Now, even … Continue reading

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The Ballad of Joe Boyd (Music by Nick Drake), Con.

Last year the hardworking staff posted this. Producer Joe Boyd Gets Nick Drake’s Boston History Wrong NPR’s Weekend All Things Considered on Sunday included a conversation with Joe Boyd, “[who] produced Nick Drake’s first two albums back in 1969 and 1970, … Continue reading

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Nobody at NPR Knows How to Pronounce ‘The’ Before a Vowel

The hardtalking staff has railed about this before, but we’ll say it again: The Proper Pronunciation Of ‘The’ Before A Vowel Is Literally Disappearing. Again, from thee EnglishClub.com:   We also (should) say “thee online magazine Ozy,” as opposed to “thuh … Continue reading

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Joe Boyd Gets Last Word On Nick Drake Volkswagen Ad

Ever since the hardworking staff posted this last month, we’ve been going around the Maypole with music producer Joe Boyd about his statements in an NPR interview regarding the Boston ad agency that created the 1999 Volkswagen commercial featuring Nick … Continue reading

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Producer Joe Boyd Gets Nick Drake’s Boston History Wrong (II)

As the hardworking staff promised, we got in touch with the creative director of the 1999 Volkswagen commercial that featured Nick Drake’s Pink Moon:   This all got started when Drake’s producer Joe Boyd said the following in an NPR … Continue reading

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Producer Joe Boyd Gets Nick Drake’s Boston History Wrong

NPR’s Weekend All Things Considered on Sunday included a conversation with Joe Boyd, “[who] produced Nick Drake’s first two albums back in 1969 and 1970, and since Drake’s death has organized concerts in which a dozen or so musicians gather to … Continue reading

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NPR=National Public Rehab For Eliot Spitzer

The hardworking staff yields to no one in its admiration for the work of Guy Raz, anchor of NPR’s Weekend All Things Considered. Then again . . . Sunday’s WATC edition featured a segment, Today’s Wall Street Not Much Different … Continue reading

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Hey Guy, Where You Goin’ With That Mike In Your Hand?

Weekend All Things Considered host Guy Raz is a music enthusiast with a wide range of interests, which are reflected in the segments he does on his weekly NPR programs. Yesterday’s show included a story about the Monterey Jazz Festival … Continue reading

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The Nickname Primary

As the hardworking staff read its umpteenth story today about GOP presidential hopefuls taking to the campaign trail in the Hawkeye State, or recall elections adding t what has been a tumultuous year in the Badger State, we remembered a … Continue reading

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