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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 Review: Goody Bag, by Lew Hopson

Goody Bag, released by Houston-based R&B artist Lew Hopson, is the third full-length relase in his short career. The musical spectrum on the album ranges from melodic and thoughtful low-tempo R&B to righteous rockers such as title and lead track "Goody Bag." Lew Hopson's solid but unspectacular vocals anchor the album throughout, while multi-instrumentalist Tom Moncrieff handles the majority of the instrumentation, including the recorded Guitars, Drums, and Horns. Moncrieff also chips in on the writing front, although Hopson pens the majority of the songs. Taken as a whole, the album gives off a laid back and optomistic vibe, especially on the tunes "Best Best Friend" and "Learn to Let Go," both of which are hopeful and insipirational jams. Overall, the album is enjoyable, if not groundbreaking R&B, perfect for a lazy, sunny afternoon, and a welcome addition to an R&B collection. 

Album of the Week - Jonathan Segel's "Edgy Not Antsy"

Jonathan Segel spent a good deal of his childhood in Davis and is best known for being the violin player in Camper Van Beethoven, but he holds a master's degree in music composition and has a LONG list of collaborations and solo material, much of which is truly exceptional. Tonight we will highlight his 2003 solo release Edgy Not Antsy. It's at different times trippy, minimalist, dreamy, poppy, flourishing, and experimental—and always lots of fun. The songwriting is largly observational, and the subject matter ranges from alienation ("Losing Touch") to "Civil Disobediance" to mindless consumerism ("World of Suckers") with lots of wry humor tossed in. Tune in at 5 pm PT tonight. Dug Deep hosts.

Gary Chew: Third Streaming

This Friday (7-15-16) at 3 PM, Gary opens this hour of music with a piece that recognizes one of the principal means of converyance in the City of Davis.  He'll also spin a tune performed by jazz alto sax player, Paul Desmond that takes note of the current weather we've been having.  Two famous Brits, deeply into composing, are offered for your listening pleasure, too; on of them named Finzi; the other ... McCartney.  Film music this week features pieces by Alex North.  And another film composer who came before North also has a spot on Third Streaming this week; an Erich Wolfgang Korngold work gets fiddled in fine style and technique by Gil Shaham.  Your ears need to hear this program.  It's called, Gary Chew: Third Streaming. 

Get Involved: Attend Our Next Orientation, July 13

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 July 13, 2016, and plan to attend! The fun starts at 6:30 p.m. To RSVP, visit DavisMedia.org.

Album Review: Yours, Dreamily, by The Arcs

Yours, Dreamily, the first full-length release from Dan Auerbach's side project The Arcs, finds Auerbach dabbling with Spanish Rock on several dreamy jams full of expirementation. The album kicks of with lead single Outta My Mind, by far the most mainstream tune on the album, with its lyrics conveying Auerbach's life story in the midst of repeating guitar solos. However, the album immediately branches off, replacing guitar solos with fuzzy, dreamlike guitar chords and expiremental melodies far from the mainstream. Much of the lyrics, especially on "Pistol Made of Bones," are full of elaborate imagery that adds to the mysterious vibe. The album clearly has a Latin and Spanish influence, from the album cover to the lyrics. Standout tracks include "The Arc," with sounds most reminiscent of the Black Keys, and "Searching the Blue," the last track and the best example of a psychadelic slow jam on the album. Overall, Yours, Dreamily, is another win for Dan Auerbach, who is slowly but surely cementing himself as a 21st century rock icon.

Jazz After Dark July 05, 2016

Spanning the decades with jazz! Selections from the 30s, the 60s, and the 90s.

  • Benny Goodman 
  • The Mills Brothers & Ella Fitzgerald
  • Billie Holiday 
  • Peggy Lee 
  • Django Reinhardt 
  • Modern Jazz Quartet
  • Mundell Lowe And His All Stars 
  • Sam Lazar  *  Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd 
  • Vince Guaraldi 
  • Chico Hamilton 
  • Eva Cassidy 
  • Lew Tabackin
  • Dianne Reeves 
  • Toots Thielemans