Friday, December 6th, 2013 by The Professor
Well, maybe we picked 11, because we play music and can’t count. Ok, give us a break. We polled a few current and former staff members to see what they can’t live without at Christmas time. You know, the music that makes them enjoy the season, not want to shove pencils in their ears if they have to hear it one more time (Elmo & Patsy, we’re looking at you). And because we care about you, our listeners, we even threw in an iTunes link so you can add them to your own playlists at home (you’re welcome). Here they are in no particular order, along with a reminder to get into the spirit of the season and share your gifts with others : (more…)
Friday, December 6th, 2013 by Jonathan Prozzi
Concepts: Advanced Audio Editing, Interview Skills
Hello everyone! The last two weeks have been abbreviated due to Thanksgiving and holiday travel plans, so I’ve decided to do a quick post combining the session notes for each week. We’ve been focusing on expanding our editing skills, and further building on the techniques involved in creating loop-based compositions. Thanksgiving week, J was able to work in depth on a piece he’s envisioned as the backdrop soundbed for one of his ‘Top Ten’ lists. In creating the piece, he was able to select several source audio files and cut them into individual slices, and then process several of the slices.
Through this project, he discovered the ‘reverse selection’ function and began to experiment with organizing his cut audio into completely new clips, integrating several of the newly reversed slices. This is a very advanced concept and requires precision with cutting and a solid ear for layering the resulting clips. He then created a working soundbed from his track and recorded himself speaking over it, marking the first session in which one of the students recorded over a soundbed that they created!
Since we had only one session the week of 12/2, we focused on reviewing interview skills and discussing future plans. As a proof of concept, we did a 15 minute ‘talk show’ and the students have all improved so much in their confidence levels, question asking, and with the ‘unseen’ skills such as mic awareness.
We look forward to getting back on our regular schedule next week!
Coming soon: [J's soundbed track and Top Ten Worst...]
Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 by Samantha Chemali
When: Tuesdays : 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. (December 3rd through December 17th)
Where: Harbor East
Who would pass up free hot chocolate? Warm up with complimentary hot chocolate on Tuesday nigths in December at Harbor East’s Hot Chocolate Happy Hour, sponsored by Whole Foods Market. You can drop into the market or just bump into one of Whole Foods “team members” passing out the beverages in the Harbor East district. Look for the Harbor East elves strolling the neighborhood delivering warm cups of hot chocolate!
Visit this website for more information!
Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013 by Justin Thomas
The Monday Night Football game between the Saints and the Seahawks promised a great contest between the top two teams in the NFC. The Seahawks set out to make a statement and prove that there is a large gap between one and two in the NFC.
Mission accomplished! The Seahawks had their way with the Saints at home in Seattle, winning by a convincing score of 34-7. With the win, Seattle improves to an 11-1 record on the season, a full two games above the next NFC teams, which are the Saints and the Panthers.
Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013 by Billy Dries
With his sophomore release, Blood Orange delivered an absolute masterpiece. The R&B meets disco groove of the album immediately captured me and drew me in. From the first track, “Chamkay”, to the closing, “Time Will Tell”, the album keeps the listener guessing, weaving in and out of multiple genres it gets almost anybody on their feet and dancing.
Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013 by The Professor
Once again, WLOY scores you a chance to do something cultural and even seasonally-relevant! On December 21, for one day only, the Moscow Ballet will put on 3 performances of The Great Russian Nutcracker. WLOY has tickets for you for the 12 noon show. Want to win a pair? Of course you do! Come to our Late Night Concert Thursday December 5 from 9-11pm in McGuire Hall, enter at our table during the Live at Boulder remote broadcast Friday December 6, noon-2pm or listen in to the station for your chance to win one of the 4 pairs of tickets we’re giving away! Don’t miss out on this one day show – get your own tickets now!
Monday, December 2nd, 2013 by Joe Lomuti
Now that the gorging has subsided, let us not merely lie static in a stomach ache, but use this newly acquire sustenance for the ultimate cause–musical celebration! Baltimore’s own Sweet Leda & Swamp Candy will be puttin’ the jam in your cranberry jelly, and mashin’ up some funky beats for your post-thanksgiving cool-down. But don’t get me wrong, these performances will be anything but cold leftovers. The musical ingenuity of these bands will shock you out of your chairs, and on to the dance floor with some boogie in your step. Also, special guest Ron Holloway, esteemed saxophonist will be joinin’ the melodies. Check out Sweet Leda and Swampcandy for a little taste before the feast. Show start Thursday, December 5th @ 9pm, McGuire Hall.
Friday, November 29th, 2013 by Samantha Chemali
When:Wednesdays-Sundays between 3:00 and 6:30 pm
Where: Meets near Broadway Market in Fells Point (The exact meeting location will be provided upon ticket purchase)
Explore parts of Baltimore’s best preserved historic district that was founded nearly 280 years ago! Experience and learn about the significance of the small town once separated from Baltimore on this guided, narrated tour. During the tour, you will stop to sample specially made dishes at unique family owned restaurants. you will gain a true appreciation of the areas heritage, history and local food!
For $58 dollars you can take this tour too! Click here for more information.
Thursday, November 28th, 2013 by Samantha Chemali
Where: Lyric Opera House
When: December 20th,2013
It is a Christmas classic! Get in the holiday spirit and come see Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker. Watch the BSO and the Baltimore School for the Arts dancers come together for this unprecedented collaboration. Full of magic and wonder, The Nutcracker plot takes place in Germany on Christmas Eve. Two children named Clara and Fritz Stahlbaum are enjoying their family party. Their godfather, a toymaker named Herr Drosselmeyer, gives the children gifts, and Clara loves her life-sized nutcracker doll. That night, the girl falls asleep under the Christmas tree and dreams of The Mouse King and the Sugar Plum Fairy. After he turns into a prince, her toy brings her to an enchanted forest and the Land of Sweets, and they meet fairies and dancing snowflakes.
Enjoy the magic with The Nutcracker, this incredible family favourite, that really does have something for everyone.
For ticket information visit their website here!
Wednesday, November 27th, 2013 by Samantha Chemali
When: Friday the 13th, from 8pm-midnight
Where: Federal Hill
What better way to spend Friday the thirteenth than at night in Federal Hill? Roam the streets as all your favorite Federal Hill shops stay open late offering specials, discounts and refreshments. Carolers strolling the streets, free gift wrapping, a perfect time to get your holiday shopping done! Visit local business to enter the Moonlight Madness Raffle for a goody bag filled with Federal Hill items. Start off early at 7pm with the lighting of the Christmas tree! Bring out your inner child and wait for Santa’s visit with hot chocolate and cookies!
For more information on this fun filled night visit this link here!