When Pat Goodwin brought an acoustic guitar onstage at a sold-out Great Grandpa show in Brooklyn this past fall, one audience member responded by shouting “Free Bird!” “I wish we fucking played ‘Free Bird!’” Goodwin told the crowd. “I really don’t,” said lead singer/bassist Alex Menne. Acoustic guitars are still somewhat of a novelty at Great Grandpa shows. The quintet, which formed in Seattle in 2014, have spent the past few years expanding upon, if not quite discarding, their early grunge-garage associations. With Four of Arrows, their remarkable second studio album, they deepen the four-chord feedback-pop of their 2017 debut, Plastic Cough, into a more contemplative, textured folk-rock in the vein of artists like Big Thief and (Sandy) Alex G. “I think we felt obliged to operate within this paradigm: This is who we are, we’re a garage rock band, we play in basements and we have loud amps,” Goodwin says. … [Read more...] about Great Grandpa’s Peaceful, Easy Folk-Rock Feeling
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The voice actress who plays Peppa Pig, Harley Bird, says she'll be spending her 18th birthday partying in a nightclub. Harley, 17, from Rochdale, Manchester has voiced the hit animated character for 13 years and tomorrow will spend her milestone birthday, dancing with friends at the Dollhouse VIP nightclub in Leeds. The star told on This Morning how she dreams of being an actress and revealed that yesterday she had a callback for the prestigious RADA drama school. Hinting that it could be time to walk away from the iconic role, she explained that she's been voicing the character for 'so long' that 'whatever' happens with Peppa, her experience has been 'so fun'. The voice actress who plays Peppa Pig, Harley Bird, appeared on This Morning today where she revealed she'll be spending her 18th birthday partying in a nightclub Harley, 17, from Rochdale, Manchester has been voicing the animated pig for 13-years, since she was … [Read more...] about Peppa Pig voice artist Harley Bird, who’s on course to be a millionaire after playing the character since she was 5-years-old, reveals she’s planning a career in acting as she turns 18
MUMBAI: Nearly 70 per cent of consumers say they will progressively replace visits to a store or bank with their voice assistant within three years' time, a new survey said on Thursday. The survey by Capgemini Research Institute found that consumers increasingly prefer to interact with bots rather than humans, especially when it comes to researching products, learning about new services or following up on post-purchase customer service queries. "The research establishes that conversational assistants are the future of customer interactions, valued by consumers for their convenience and by companies for the operational efficiencies they enable," said Mark Taylor, Head of Customer Engagement at Capgemini Invent. "Privacy and security also remain paramount. Since our last research, it seems there has been little change in consumer concerns about how voice assistants affect privacy and data security," Taylor added. Over three-quarters of businesses (76 per cent) said they have realised … [Read more...] about Chatbots at work: Consumers prefer interacting with voice assistant, not humans
She began voicing children's animation Peppa Pig at the tender age of five. And voice over artist Harley Bird, now 16, is reportedly on track to be a millionaire by the time she turns 21 as it's claimed the teen is already raking in £1,000 an hour. According to The Daily Star, Harley's job depicting the titular farm animal sees her easily earn in excess of £12,000 per week - and her riches are only set to heighten as the years go on. Earning pig bucks! Peppa Pig voiceover artist Harley Bird, 16, is reportedly on track to be a millionaire by the time she turns 21 as it's claimed the teen is already raking in £1,000 an hour A source told the publication: 'Harley is the most successful teenage voiceover artist in Britain right now. She is hot property and easily earns £1,000 an hour.' RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Coleen Rooney PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: Bikini-clad WAG joins... Christine Lampard, 39, displays her blossoming baby bump … [Read more...] about Peppa Pig voice over artist Harley Bird, 16, ‘earning £1,000 an hour and is on track to become a millionaire by 21’
Whether it's a tropical paradise with white sand and crystal clear water or a dramatic coastline with rugged cliffs, beautiful beaches can be found in every corner of the world, so deciding where to throw down one's towel can be tricky. Luckily, assistance has arrived in the form of a ranking of the top 50 stretches of sand for 2019. If you didn't make it to one of these stunning destinations this year, maybe you plan a visit for 2020. Click through to see a run-down, ranked in reverse order, of the most stunning beaches on earth... 50. Diani Beach, Kenya: In 50th place is Diani Beach on the shores of the Indian Ocean close to Mombasa in Kenya. It is praised for being one of the most beautiful beaches in the country and is 11 miles long. 49. Ngapali Beach, Myanmar: Ngapali Beach is on Myanmar's Bay of Bengal coast and is a long white stretch of sand surrounded by fishing villages. It is 15 miles long with an increasing number of hotels popping up. 48. Lucky Bay, Esperance, … [Read more...] about These were 50 top rated beaches in the world in 2019: How many have you visited?
Stage Nureyev dances Romeo at the Royal Ballet, 1966 You may prefer Rudolf's Swan Lake duet with Miss Piggy (also on YouTube). But a more traditional pas de deux with Margot Fonteyn from Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet delivers a glimpse of Nureyev's sublime physicality as a dancer; the balcony scene in particular gives him plenty of room to flex his muscles, with lifts and leaps aplenty.tinyurl.com/6efb2u Documentary on Trevor Nunn's Nicholas Nickleby, 1981 The RSC stage adaptation (by David Edgar) of Dickens's novel was eight hours long, featured a cast of 39 and was a landmark success. The South Bank Show that charted its progress through from rehearsal to performance casts a richly illuminating light behind the scenes, particularly on the tensions (and bitching) that arose when, after seven weeks of workshops, casting began. Not everyone got the parts they wanted and six cast members duly quit.tinyurl.com/6f9mqx Pina Bausch's Bluebeard (Barbe Bleue), 1977 Posted (in 12 parts) in its … [Read more...] about The 50 greatest arts videos on YouTube