"...Social media is supposed to be the great connector. But Khalil Sullins, director of sci-fi thriller Listening, isn't convinced that people are quite ready for such constant access..."
"...Though her works flirt with absurdity, the contexts she crafts for them – for Watching From the She Palace (1985), she wrote an entire novella – make homebodies of eccentricities. Outside of dance, Gold teaches tai chi and has written a manual for Deep Listening, a composer-founded method of heightening listening and awareness by availing the entire body...."
"...Now, Johnson has poured all her wisdom into a book: The Art of Listening. It is a poetic guide to learning how to move freely and create dance..."
"...They wanted to know about her process – how she approaches a role and works through a character, how she handles the challenge of playing a character that people hate, how she deals with a fellow actor who holds back during a scene. She delivered each answer directly to the person asking the question, as if theirs was a private conversation without 400 other people listening in..."
"...According to the post-modern primer to old modern music The Cocktail: The Influence of Spirits on the American Psyche by Joe Lanza (also author of Elevator Music: A Surreal History of Muzak Easy-Listening, and Other Moodsongs):..."
"...With our colony expanding into a metropolis, what's occurring on the fringes – beyond the Red River clubs, honky-tonks, institutional concert spaces – has never been more galvanizing. I spent four consecutive days scratching an itch for niche in nontraditional venues listening to music outside of my strike zone..."
"...The Bond Election Advisory Task Force is holding an additional four public listening sessions over the next 10 days. Formed by the City Council in 2016 to develop a potential bond package for November’s general election, the task force is expected to put forward its recommendation in March, according to a memo sent out on Jan..."
"...“Pine Cone,” “Danglin’ Diamond,” “What a World This Mess is In,” and a cappella encore “Owl” – a highlight here as well as last August – represented the former, while his late comrade’s “No Place to Fall” and “Buckskin Stallion Blues” served the latter. Sandwiched in-between, the singer's newly minted musical genre, “hard listening,” counted some of Hancock’s greatest hits: “Naked Light of Day,” “Split & Slide,” Woody Guthrie cover “Pretty Boy Floyd,” Flatlanders’ set staple “Julia,” “You Coulda Walked Around the World,” “Box Cars,” and the stirring “If You Were a Bluebird.” Surely the Bugle Boy will blow more choruses of Butch Hancock in the future...."
"...Rose. We’ve decided to stop listening to what you say..."
"...(Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion runs twice each weekend on KUT. Ho hum.) I literally hurt trying to listen now while remembering the past. Paul Ray and Larry Monroe have been bandied about as well in a similar manner. Whereas my previous, extensive radio listening comprised 80% KUT, 10% KMFA, and 10% KGSR, my current pattern is more in the line of 45% KMFA, 45% KGSR, and 10% KUT (I will extend kudos for Larry Monroe's Folkways being added on Saturday afternoons). The old Austin gives way to the new Austin, yet I still live here. The old KUT gives way to the new KUT, and this listener and supporter has left the building...."
"...The reissue of Two Nice Girls is nigh, and there are memories to be had and shared and made as Gretchen Phillips presents a night of "bonding," if you will, over Austin and the world's seminal lezzie-alt-folk-rock-phenom. If you are too young or too old to know what it was all about back when it was all about, come on down to the listening party and get your learnin' on. Tuesday, June 12, 7pm at Whetstone Audio, 2401 E..."
"...Bush, you said that God speaks to you. I agree, God is speaking to you right now, but are you listening? Standing at your front door and knocking is that which God has always sent..."
"...I meet painters or musicians or writers or whatnot, and they say, "I've been writing like this for 30 years." And sure enough, they have, you know? And I think what happens is the pipeline between the writer and the spirit is pretty clogged if that's the life you're living. You're not listening anyway..."
"...Awash in amber light and shadowy corners and filled to the very rafters with old trunks and books and costumes and knick-knacks, it's an invitation to an afternoon of reverie. On the other hand, listening to this very same movie is like listening to your grandfather snore..."
"...What is "active listening"?..."
"...Next summer Arbitron will begin using electronic devices called Portable People Meters to measure the listening audience in Austin, instead of the current diary system. In markets where Arbitron is already using PPMs, there have been dramatic shifts in the station rankings..."
"...I’ve been listening to the intense, tenebral noisefests of Demdike Stare for about a year now, having been introduced to their work only because of the brand of notebook I tend to write in and which I tend to write in mostly because that brand of notebook works really well with this fountain pen I’ve got...."
"...I'd wandered onto the site because, after months of not listening to Bon Iver at all, I suddenly had to watch everything the Internet had to offer of him (Bon Iver is the recording name of singer/songwriter Justin Vernon; Darcie Stevens wrote about him in relation to licensing here)...."
"...That afternoon, booker Kacy Crowley announced the venue would be open the next day. Eager to support the South Austin listening room that's gained a fierce local following since opening in 2012, fans flocked there Friday night to see visiting singer-songwriter Steve Forbert, but doors remained locked..."
"...When Larry brings his old beater of a car to a Quick Lube, he picks up a job vacuuming cars after crushing on the manager, Lupe (Pienta). There are some interactions with other characters, but the primary thing that comes through is Larry’s near-apathetic attitude and sharp wit, which he unleashes whether or not anyone is listening...."
"...A Walk in the Woods is a sterling showcase for two great acting veterans, Robert Redford and Nick Nolte. Watching these two interact and listening to their wizened characters’ riffs amid gorgeous scenery (filmed by another film veteran, cinematographer John Bailey) is a sheer delight – which is a good thing since that comprises the bulk of the movie..."
"...There came a point early on in high school when I gave up listening to Warped Tour bands. I never had a ticket to the famed summer festival – a fact I later attributed to my precocious, superior music taste – but really, it was just because my dad realized how annoying it would be and refused to take me..."
"...The pitch sessions to Nashville publishers can sting with hard reality. By the end of the weekend, Rymer has heard songs from nearly every participant in the symposium, listening intently with eyes closed as the songwriters play recorded demos or pick out their tunes on guitar...."
"...I’m not really that archivist. I don’t really like listening to my own voice and I’m kind of burnt on our music, or at least I can be burnt on our music..."
"...What did you try to do to up your game for The Crusade? Matt Heafy: We just wanted to make the type of music that we wanted to listen to, regardless of whether or not it’s metal. We just did it the way we wanted to. ITV: I spoke to Corey Beaulieu last year, and he told me that he was listening to a ton of hair metal, and I could really hear that influence creeping into the album in terms of the texture of the sound and the stadium feel. MH: I never really got into the hair metal myself, but everybody in the band has such eclectic tastes that the record doesn’t really make sense in terms of influences..."
"...Czerny (Mission: Impossible, The Ice Storm) stars as Neale Donald Walsch, a down-on-his-luck transient whose life is turned upside down when he hears the voice of God speaking to him one night. Turns out God has been listening to Walsch’s questions and complaints over the years and he wants the chance to respond..."
"...Along with Ringu and The Eye, Ju-on: The Grudge is at the forefront of a new wave of Asian horror films that rely on giddily escalating atmosphere to impart their undeniable frissons of fear. Watching this – and just as importantly, listening to it – is as likely to set the hairs on the back of your neck dancing the dead-girl shuffle as much as any film in recent memory..."
"...("The Zone: Admission is Believing!") Documentarians Berlinger and Sinofsky (Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills) capture every cheap shot and creative clash; for an official documentary, it’s candid enough to indicate that the group is less megalomaniacal than the Napster controversy suggests. You don’t have to be a Metallica fan to watch in fascination as singer-guitarist Hetfield forbids his bandmates and producer Bob Rock from even listening to the playback after he leaves at 4pm for his rehabilitation therapy, lest they consider having an opinion in his absence..."
"...It’s not until they arrive on the outskirts of a village where a young boy has been recently killed and a mute woman (Minguez) sentenced to die for the crime that Martin has an epiphany. After visiting the accused and listening, via some rough-hewn sign language, he decides to scrap the troupe’s usual plays and instead embark on a wholly new form of theatre, one with the town’s own murder mystery at its very core..."
"...There's never any doubt that she can still rock. But The Banger Sisters -- soft, safe, barely there -- is more like easy listening...."
"...Some of them are downright clownish (Mary's hyperactive-poodle personal assistant, a scooter-riding Italian with stars in his eyes); other roles are bogged down by distracting cameos (Pollak, Najimy).There are some nice touches -- a shy dance in Golden Gate Park, an opening sequence that wordlessly chronicles Mary's solitary, neat-freak existence as she fastidiously arranges cloth napkins and frozen dinners in front of the TV. But touches like this are hampered by an uninspired camera and a third-rate, easy-listening soundtrack..."
"...But it's clear that most of the carefully hedged praise Prevel receives is simply his payment for keeping those bottles of laudanum coming. Apart from these scenes of poetic shop talk, most of Mordillat's film consists of Prevel and his women listening as the hawk-faced Artaud raves incoherently..."
"...It longs to be a Gershwin Manhattan. Easy-listening rum & Coke is more like what it achieves..."
"...The movie's all-in-one-evening time frame only accelerates their discovery process. Watching and listening to these two is a charming experience; their conversation has the ring of veracity, and rarely does the viewer's interest stray..."
"...But I know I must try. And I have to hope you're listening...."
"...Definitely not a film for those of more conservative sensibilities, Tokyo Decadence is nonetheless an engrossing social study that -- consciously or not -- draws clear-cut parallels between the powerful sense of ceremony that pervades Japanese culture and the more, uh, secretive ceremonies that infuse its nightlife. Director Murakami is also one of Japan's best-selling and most prolific novelists (his novel Almost Transparent Blue won Japan's highest literary honor in 1976), and as such, the film is infused with a highly charged sense of the literary; it's almost like listening to an audio tape of your favorite author reading his own work, but far more visceral..."
"...Perched like a queen on her throne -- here, the back seat of a 1957 Cadillac -- Jeffrey Strough gives a royal performance in American Fabulous. Blessed with the gift of gab, the twentysomething Jeffrey prattles on about his life as a gay man with white trash roots as if the whole world were listening to his monologues..."
"...Her images were vivid, arresting; one picture of a young Sandinista hurling a Molotov cocktail was even adopted as a logo of sorts by both sides. Ten years of contra war and misery burned away the revolution's exultant afterglow but not its power over Meiselas' memory, so she and two colleagues went back to Nicaragua in search of the people in her photos, listening to their stories..."
"...Ice Cube's character bristles with untapped anger and disappointment as being the less-than-favored son; we've heard this character in a hundred raps, but it's something else to see him on the screen, in your face, in the 'Hood. Singleton's explosive vision ends with the message “Increase the Peace.” Judging from the opening-night body count, though, nobody seems to be listening...."
"...The directors have wisely chosen to stay out of the picture, and more or less give the white-separatists a good ten-to-twenty miles of hemp to hang themselves with. Listening to these people talk about the warm fuzzies they derive from their single-minded unity is creepy enough, but when they start shooting out facts and figures seemingly made up on the spot (did you know, for example, that there are 35,000 Viet Cong hiding in the wilds of British Columbia? Boy, was I surprised!), it's hard to keep from laughing out loud..."
"...The devil is in the details, as always. But, halfway through this weeklong introduction, everyone's at least listening...."
"...The former describes TBS as indie folk-pop. The duo’s featured on Waterloo Records’ Hear Texas Here listening station...."
"...July means a quick look back at what new records have caught my ear so far, so I’ve made a compilation of some of my favorite tracks of the past six months. 2010 hasn’t stuck out in any particular way, although listening to this I’m surprised how much more rock there is than in past years...."