Robin Hilton http://www.kplu.org en Drum Fill Friday, With Michael Benjamin Lerner Of Telekinesis http://www.kplu.org/post/drum-fill-friday-michael-benjamin-lerner-telekinesis Michael Benjamin Lerner is the drummer, lead singer and songwriter behind the Seattle-based band <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/104054471/telekinesis">Telekinesis</a>. There are times, while listening to his music, when I think it's just about the greatest pop band on the planet. Every song is perfectly realized and memorable.<p>Michael sits in as our guest Quizmaster for this week's puzzler, sharing fills and intros from some of his favorite drummers who've inspired his own work. Fri, 23 May 2014 16:58:34 +0000 Robin Hilton 16807 at http://www.kplu.org Drum Fill Friday, With Michael Benjamin Lerner Of Telekinesis 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