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Our Friday First Coast Connect Media Roundtable featured WJCT contributor Fred Matthews, Jacksonville Business Journal editor Tim Gibbons, Folio Weekly editor Claire Goforth and WJCT reporter Ryan Benk.

Issues discussed included:

DEA

Monday on First Coast Connect we spoke with Dr. Raymond Pomm about the opioid and heroin epidemics and a report from the Palm Beach Post that asserts the slow approach by Florida lawmakers to passing legislation to combat the problem helped lead to an increase in the epidemic (01:14).

Charlie Rose.com

Monday on First Coast Connect we spoke with author and political scientist Ian Bremmer about globalism and his latest book US VS THEM: The Failure of Globalism (01:07).

Chertoff Group

Tuesday on First Coast Connect, ahead of his talk Tuesday evening at the University of North Florida, we spoke with General Michael Hayden, who is a former director of the NSA and CIA (01:24).    

The latest edition of Moveable Feast featured Chriss Brown from 927 Events (25:05).

We heard about Friday’s Environmental Summit at the Florida Coastal School of Law with FCSL professor Eric Hull, Quinton White, Director of the Marine Science Research Institute at Jacksonville University and Kinsley Vassey, President of the Real Property and Environmental Law Society (34:08).

WJCT Music Director David Luckin talked about some of the 89.9 music shows and what’s coming up Tuesday night on Turntable Tuesdays (46:00).

The Florida Legislature is back in Tallahassee this week after ending their regular session three days early. Things fell apart after the House and Senate could not agree on how to get health insurance to the state’s low income residents. The standoff has real consequences for health care in our area, in particular at UF Health Jacksonville. UF Health CEO Russ Armistead joins us with his thoughts about the way forward for health care funding in Florida.

FX

WJCT Music Director David Luckin joined Melissa Ross to talk about his recent television favorites and some new music.

Interscope Records

Electro Lounge host and WJCT Music Director David Luckin joined Melissa Ross with his latest new music picks.

David Luckin

John, Dino & Noel stopped by the Electro Lounge to perform a sample of what they'll be brining to Lillie's Coffee Bar during the Electro Lounge Live broadcast next month.

Reprise Records

WJCT Music Director and Electro Lounge host David Luckin stopped in to First Coast Connect to share some of his favorite records from the last quarter of 2013.

Dennis Ho / Folio Weekly

Electro Lounge is turning 10 years old, and we're ready to celebrate.

This week, NPR's All Songs Considered released the results of polling conducted last year aimed at compiling a definitive list of the top ten most-loved albums of all time. Here's what they came up with:

Top 10 Most-Loved Albums

1. The Beatles: Revolver
2. The Beatles: Abbey Road
3. Otis Redding: Otis Blue
4. Miles Davis: Kind Of Blue
5. Johnny Cash: Live At Folsom Prison
6. The Beatles: Rubber Soul
7. Bob Dylan: Highway 61 Revisited
8. Marvin Gaye: What's Going On
9. Sam Cooke: Portrait Of A Legend
10. The Beatles: The White Album

Earlier this week we posted a poll asking whether you think concerts have gotten too loud, and whether you've started wearing earplugs at shows. After a week of voting, the results are in, and respondents have what seems to be a pretty clear message to clubs and concert venues: Turn it down!

We get a lot of mail at NPR Music, and amid the packages our kids discard in disgust for not including the new Pokemon 3DS games is a slew of smart questions about how music fits into our lives — and, this week, tips on inter-generational bonding over music.

Jake Ibey writes via Facebook: "How do you introduce new music to a parent (mid-50s) who is stuck in late-'70s rock mode?"

Since playing on John Coltrane's first release in 1957, drummer Albert "Tootie" Heath has participated in a number of landmark jazz records. Now 78, the musician is featured in a new trio session with players nearly half his age — pianist Ethan Iverson of The Bad Plus and bassist Ben Street.

Like a piece of gym equipment that always yields a great workout, most musicians have favorite tunes. For saxophonist Ravi Coltrane, "Who Wants Ice Cream" by trumpeter Ralph Alessi has proven especially fertile, drawing him back again and again since he recorded it as part of the album Spirit Fiction.

Apple Corps.

The New York Times has just reported that Rock guitarist Jackie Lomax has passed on.

Sean Jones, Jeff 'Tain' Watts On JazzSet

Aug 15, 2013

Ohio-born trumpeter Sean Jones played lead for approximately five years with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis was a member of Sean's section. When was asked what he learned from Marsalis, Jones answered in two words: "work ethic."

Now 35-year-old Sean Jones is touring with the Marcus Miller group, an Associate Professor at Duquesne University and Oberlin Conservatory, Interim Artistic Director for the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra, and leading his group in Detroit with music from his album No Need for Words.

August is shaping up to be American music month in Shanghai. Metallica, the legendary heavy metal band, has just wrapped up its long-awaited China debut with two packed shows at the city's Mercedes-Benz Arena. This weekend, Limp Bizkit headlines a two-day festival. Next week, Aerosmith plays a Shanghai soccer stadium followed by a concert by Pitbull, the Cuban-American rapper from Miami.

Swing was sweeping the country in the 1930s, long before schools, buses, baseball or even the military felt any pressure to integrate. Back then, every expert had his own definition of swing, but none saw what seems so obvious today: When orchestras started to swing, millions of young, white, middle-class fans suddenly began listening to the same music black audiences had been hearing for years.

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When people think of the British Invasion in musical terms one usually is referring to the 1960’s. CBS News.com  takes us back to the second British Invasion, the one from the 1980's.

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In these days of digital albums and CDs, the 12X12 inch canvas of the album cover could soon become a thing of the past.

When cover art was great, it could be as good as the music (The Beatles' Revolver or Wes Montgomery’s A Day In The Life both come to mind). This was not always the case, though.

Everyone has their favorites - here are 12 of mine, let me know yours in the comment section below!

By the time John Denver died in a plane crash in 1997, he had written and sung a remarkable assortment of cherished music: "Rocky Mountain High," "Take Me Home, Country Roads," "Sunshine on My Shoulders," "Leaving on a Jet Plane" and many more. He was often mocked by edgier musicians for being a kind of musically soft, spongy Wonderbread of a singer-songwriter. But his songs have endured — and influenced more than one generation.

Chin Chin Records/Anne Schnell


Over the years many of you have asked us, who is that late night sexy voice that anounces the After Hours & Electro Lounge programming? The Answer is Anne Schnell of Jojo Effect...  from Regensburg, Germany"

Phillips Records

When it comes to '60's  singers Dusty Springfield is usually near the top of most peoples list.
Find Out Why!

Ulrich Schnauss / Photo by Jason Evans

LISTEN TO:  Electro Lounge Favorite  Ulrich Schnauss' Full Brooding LP 'A Long Way to Fall' 
 Plus: an in-depth conversation with the German musician about his craft.
 

In its quest to become the world's most brutal, ugly and offensive death-metal act, a young band should ask itself three questions: "How fast can the drummer blast-beat?" "How many unspeakable acts can we cram into three minutes, lyrically speaking?" "Are the riffs-per-second an accurate measure of how brutal we truly are?" I'm only sort of kidding. These exercises in ridiculousness are par for the course, though their excess is not unrewarded. Enter Wormed.

The Rolling Stones Decca

The Rolling Stones: 50Photos from the band's new book 

K7 Records

After two decades of great music Tosca releases a new album called Odeon
 




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