August 9, 2008. Posted by Becca Pulliam.
People start lining up at 6am or earlier, then when the gate opens at 10, the first people in line make tracks to the turf directly in front of the main stage of the 2008 Newport Jazz Festival, and start laying out their tarps and staking out their territory. Beautiful day here!
Tomorrow we are live from 11:30 on, on WBGO 88.3 FM and wbgo.org. This morning at 11:30, you can hear the first set -- Dave Holland, Chris Potter, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Eric Harland -- at NPR Music. WBGO's Josh Jackson hosts. LIVE. This is the same quartet that opened the 50th Monterey Jazz Festival. They set the bar!
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August 9, 2008. Posted by Joshua Jackson.
The Newport Jazz Festival, the king of American music festivals, starts today. Tune in to our broadcast from the 54th Annual Newport Jazz Festival starting tomorrow at 11:30am. In the meantime, enjoy a 50 year old timeless performance from the Queen, Dinah Washington.
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August 8, 2008. Posted by David Tallacksen.
Obama heads on the road
Will he be embraced by the globe?
A world stage debut, full of risk and debate
Obama reacts by draining a 3-point swish with soldiers in Kuwait
I guess he can’t miss
In France, Sarkozy greets him with a kiss
Proclaims himself a “citizen of the world” in Berlin
200,000 gather to observe him
Flags waving instead of burning
Iraq, Israel, Afghanistan, West bank, and Britain, he’s on a roll
Back in the US a nine point climb on the poll
In this race, he’s got a head start
While McCain rolls slow with Bush senior in a golf cart
Obama's a rock star
McCain in a new add calls him a pop star
Comparing him to Paris Hilton and Brittany Spears
Iraq who will step up whose got the upper hand
Oops, white house employee emails, Malaki backs Obama’s exit plan
16 months fact or fable?
Now Bush and McCain move closer to the timetable
Obama’s Iran policy
Bigger carrots and bigger sticks?
Or sweet bread and whips?
Summer Olympics in Beijing
Mongolia locusts potentially plaguing
Leading to mass exterminating 550 square miles
Of infestation their spraying
Pollution curbs on cars, factories closing
Athletes in masks prepare for air exposing
Phelps controlling media moguling
Selling super Speedo swimwear on prime time showing
In Colombia hostages held by Farc
Rescue mission how did the plan go?
In a helicopter a team of elite commandos
Landed undercover would it work?
Commandos decked out in Che shirts and jeans
Subdued the guards and rescued fifteen
Politicians and American contractors
Looks like there’ll be a movie deal
With Hollywood backers
Back in the US the place we call home
Are you worried about the safety of your loan?
the government got your back
and the back of Freddie Mac
Big brother with the biggest credit card
14 digit limit time to start spending yall!
What’s money in when it’s the trillions
Lets just raise the debt ceiling
You know make it a little higher
This is America but what happened to Budweiser?
Bailed out by the Belgians lets get it clear
Now Stella is American for beer
produced by Simon Rentner
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