Robin Hilton http://www.kplu.org en Question Of The Week: The Last Song You'll Ever Hear? http://www.kplu.org/post/question-week-last-song-youll-ever-hear <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVBCE3gaNxc</p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 18:15:42 +0000 Robin Hilton 15750 at http://www.kplu.org Question Of The Week: Does The Death Of An Instrument Break Your Heart? http://www.kplu.org/post/question-week-does-death-instrument-break-your-heart Few things make us cringe quite like hearing about the untimely death of a musical instrument. A table or an appliance may be swept away by a hurricane, or a set of golf clubs may be mangled by baggage handlers, but they don't hold quite the emotional pull of seeing a crushed guitar or piano. It feels like something living has died.<p>Airports are ground zero for some of the most painful stories. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 22:18:28 +0000 Robin Hilton 15252 at http://www.kplu.org Question Of The Week: Does The Death Of An Instrument Break Your Heart? Question Of The Week, Valentine's Day Edition: What's 'Your Song'? http://www.kplu.org/post/question-week-valentines-day-edition-whats-your-song <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muGsGIFheFY</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyYWBGpFMRQ</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1y_9xLw1ooc</p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 18:51:12 +0000 Robin Hilton 13460 at http://www.kplu.org Question Of The Week, Valentine's Day Edition: What's 'Your Song'? Beck On 'Morning Phase': The All Songs Considered Interview http://www.kplu.org/post/beck-morning-phase-all-songs-considered-interview <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukKOrldCiyQ</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIWbgR4vYiw</p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 17:32:45 +0000 Robin Hilton 13217 at http://www.kplu.org Beck On 'Morning Phase': The All Songs Considered Interview A Band Becomes Animation, With Amazing Results http://www.kplu.org/post/band-becomes-animation-amazing-results Stop motion with live actors is nothing new in music videos. <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15229570/the-beatles" target="_blank">The Beatles</a> did it nearly 50 years ago for the film <em>A Hard Days Night</em>. <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15401893/peter-gabriel">Peter Gabriel</a>'s 1986 "Sledgehammer" video is still mind-blowing. But few have done it as elegantly as Canadian rock duo The Zolas do for the band's mesmerizing, and amazing new video, "Knot In My Heart."<p>What you see isn't digital trickery. Fri, 16 Nov 2012 15:05:04 +0000 Robin Hilton 7139 at http://www.kplu.org A Band Becomes Animation, With Amazing Results A perpetual debate: Owning music in the digital age http://www.kplu.org/post/perpetual-debate-owning-music-digital-age <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/allsongs/2012/06/16/154863819/i-never-owned-any-music-to-begin-with">This past weekend's post</a> from Emily White, our current <em>All Songs Considered</em> intern, provoked heated discussion about the current state and possible future of music consumption and creation. Wed, 20 Jun 2012 03:20:28 +0000 Robin Hilton 5342 at http://www.kplu.org A perpetual debate: Owning music in the digital age Japan's tsunami recalled in beautifully animated Simone White song http://www.kplu.org/post/japans-tsunami-recalled-beautifully-animated-simone-white-song The Los Angeles-based singer <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15333606/simone-white">Simone White</a> has a voice like ether. It's sweetly airy and hypnotic. Hearing it can pull you under to a strangely beautiful, glittering world where nothing seems real.<p>On "In The Water Where The City Ends," from her latest record, <em>Silver Silver</em>, White's voice is at its most haunting as she recalls, in disjointed poetry, the tsunami that devastated Japan's Tohoku region last year.<p>"I wrote this song after the tsunami last year," White says. Sun, 11 Mar 2012 17:36:06 +0000 Robin Hilton 4400 at http://www.kplu.org Japan's tsunami recalled in beautifully animated Simone White song