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Drupal: A Collection of How-To's

Hey all! Here's a just a collection of links to my Drupal How-To's and a brief explanation on how to do each. For more in depth instruction, click though to each individual entry. 

Account Setup

1. Log in 

2. Click your name in the upper right corner

3. Hit Edit

4. Add Profile Picture

5. Set Common Name

6. Add Name and Bio

7. Add Twitter account

 

1. Log in 

2. Click your name in the upper right corner

3. Click Track

4. Click the audio show you want to add a playlist for

5. Click the green plus sign

6. Type in playlist information

7. Save the playlist

8. Save the audio file 

Pre-Show Playlist

1. Log in 

2. Mouseover add content in the upper left

3. Click Add Playlist

4. Name the playlist and add playlist info

5. Save playlist

Album of the Week - Rx Bandits: ...and the Battle Begun

 

The Rx Bandits are doing a 10 year anniversary tour behind their 2006 album ...And The Battle Begun, and they'll pass through Sacramento on September 25. Sounds like a good time to revisit. It's not my favorite of their albums (Resignation & Progress are one and two), but it probably comes in third. Via Wikiepdia... 

"Like its predecessor, The Resignation, the rhythm section was recorded live for ...And The Battle Begun. Overdubs were done in various other studios, one of which was Embree's. Referred to as "The Elizabethen", the studio is used by many of RxB's MDB labelmates, such as The Return.

Gary Chew: Third Streaming (Friday 8/19)

Music from Bernstein's West Side Story and On The Town, Jane Ira Bloom's More Than Sinatra, plus Sinatra singing Lonely Town -- that's just part of this week's program on Gary Chew: 3rd Streaming. Other great stuff includes a beautiful composition never recorded until now, written by Johnny Mandel called THE MOON SONG played by just 2 dudes: Charlie Haden and Pat Metheny. Eddie Daniels will blow you away performing Jorge Callendrelli's CONCERTO FOR JAZZ CLARINET & ORCHESTRA. And for plenty good measure really turn up your headphones for a chamber trio by Claude Debussy. Then, Gary replays a track he recently programmed featuring Diana Krall singing CALIFORNIA DREAMING. Who her back-up singers are on this session will stoke you. All this might be more than you can handle in only 58 minutes of KDRT radio time. Check it out at 3pm Friday, 10pm this Saturday, or at 1pm the following Wednesday afternoon on 95.7 or streaming at www.kdrt.org. It’s ALL music to your ears … totally.

Get Involved: Attend Our Next Orientation, Aug 17

Are you curious about community media? Interested in getting involved at KDRT-FM Grassroots Radio or Davis Community Television? You're in luck, because you're invited to our next orientation. Each and every month, we hold orientation meetings to answer your questions about broadcast and behind-the-scenes opportunities and internships at Davis Media Access, the home of KDRT and DCTV. So mark your calendars for Autust 17, 2016, and plan to attend! The fun starts at 6:30 p.m. To RSVP, visit DavisMedia.org.

Nancy Northrup visits Listening Lyrics Friday August 19, 2016 at 4:00PM

Singer-songwriter Nancy Northrup has been greatly influenced through the years by her country, gospel, and folk roots in Kentucky and Tennessee. Her Kentucky relatives were on the gospel circuit throughout the south as founders of The Edmonton Quartet. Nancy spent each summer traveling with them as they sang at gospel music events throughout Kentucky and Tennessee. They would pull a very young, wide-eyed little girl onto the stage in front of thousands of people to sing some old time gospel...and that little girl's life was changed forever. Nancy is also related to the founding members of the down-home southern rockabilly group, The Kentucky Headhunters. Nancy knew from an early age that music was her passion and thanks her Kentucky cousins for being the musical inspiration in her life, along with her grandmother who was blind and a prolific pianist. She is also inspired by Emmylou Harris, Patty Griffin, Buddy Miller, Judy Collins, and Mary Chapin Carpenter, Nancy is active in the Bay Area and Sacramento music scene, performing at local establishments, as well as festivals.

Visit Nancy at http://www.nancynorthrup.com

For those not in the listening area this show will be streamed live at www.kdrt.org

Bruce Salmon on Live DiRT (8/12 at 1pm)

Dug Deep will host New Orleans native, Texas raised jazz/blues singer/songwriter Bruce Salmon. Bruce is a veteran of the Austin music scene, and began performing as a solo artist in 2012, releasing his first solo album “A Barrel of Monkeys”, in 2014. His music is steeped in the Texas songwriting tradition, as well as New Orleans jazz, funk, and blues. More recently he’s studied ancestral folk music from Eastern Europe. Bruce plays bass, guitars, keyboards, and brass in a broad range of styles and bands, ranging from funk/rock (Joe Rockhead), Texas punk (Alejandro Escovedo), Klezmer/Balkan (The Inheritance/ Mazel Tov Cocktail Hour), and street brass band (Minor Mishap Marching Band). Bruce’s most recent CD is called Dreaming While Awake. Bruce will be appearing Friday August 12th at Berryessa Brewing in Winters from 5-8:00 pm

Lance Canales & The Flood on Live DiRT (8/11 at 4:30pm)

KDRT broadcaster Bill Wagman, (one half of the Folk Brothers) will host Lance Canales and the Flood live in the KDRT studio on Thursday, August 11th, beginning at 4:30 pm. Lance Canales & The Flood are a roots-blues influenced Americana trio from Fresno, California, where Canales lived the life that so many songs have been written about since the birth of roots music – hard labor, one room shacks and taunting ghosts whispering of a better life. Canales’ guttural vocals combine a hard-edged storytelling approach beneath a stripped down, foot-stomping, acoustic instrumentation. In February 2013, Canales released the single “Plane Crash at Los Gatos: Deportee” (a poem) written by Woody Guthrie in 1948 and labeled by Saint Louis Magazine as a, “gut-wrenchingly beautiful rendition.” The song has been covered by many stellar musicians, but what makes this version so important is that it reveals the names of the Mexican nationals that were simply dubbed as “deportees” in the original news article.