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Aug 16, 2016

Mr. Neutron rounds out his series on country music by examining "artists who have dug up the roots of traditional country and bluegrass music and grafted on their own twists and turns."

 

Featured is the music of Old Crow Medicine Show, Abigail Washburn, and Hank Williams III (Hank3).

 

Ron Averill is Mr. Neutron

Aug 9, 2016

Author and football fan Steve Almond questions his own homage to America's secular religion: Football.

 

Music: Ignition, by Collision Process

Aug 2, 2016

Alan Jacobson treats the best film in the gangster genre since Goodfellas.

"The Treatment" theme music: Factory for My Father, John Benson Quartet

Music:

Hesitationbt, Fendrguitplayr

San Fran Interlude, Strobone

In the Crowd, The Years

Jul 27, 2016

Director Eileen Simmons talks about goings on at the library.

Music: L'Histoire du Soldat, by Igor Stravinsky

Courtesy of the Internet Archive

Jul 19, 2016

The Lone Reader; one librarian talks about the books he reads. The Lone Reader looks at Mill Town, Norman H. Clark's magisterial history of early Everett and of the Everett Massacre. Time: 0:02:36 Size: 2.38 Mb Music: "Powerhouse," by Raymond Scott. Courtesy of Internet Archive. Sound effects, from Freesound: Bench Saw Crosscutting, by Benboncan Metal Saw, by qubodup War, gunfight, shooting, etc., by ylearkisto      

Jun 10, 2016
Mr. Neutron's Record Closet; reviews of all musical genres, surprises, mysteries. Towels recommended. Mr. Neutron pays homage to some outstanding country divas and their fusion creations. Mr. Neutron is Ron Averill. Image at left: Ms. Tami Nielson. Time: 0:04:36 Size: 4.22 Mb  
May 26, 2016
Film in focus from the Evergreen Cinema Society. Alan Jacobson reviews Jonathan Demme's film Stop Making Sense, a tour-de-force performance-art film starring New Wave music icons The Talking Heads. Time: 0:07:31 Size: 6.88Mb Fragments of "Burning Down the House" and "Thank You for Sending Me an Angel," courtesy of the Internet Archive. Theme music for "The Treatment": "Midwest Meditation", by the John Benson Quartet.
May 18, 2016
From the Director; Director Eileen Simmons talks about goings on at the library. May 2016: Library Director Eileen Simmons Music: Quintent No. 1 in Bb Major, by Giuseppe Cambini Size: 3.16 Mb Length: 3:26
Apr 26, 2016
Mr. Neutron's Record Closet; reviews of all musical genres, surprises, mysteries. Towels recommended. Mr. Neutron traces his reluctant reconciliation with a music he once viciously denounced. Mr. Neutron is Ron Averill. Image at left: Mr. Bob Wills. Time: 0:05:01 Size: 4.60 Mb  
Mar 25, 2016
Film in focus from the Evergreen Cinema Society. Alan Jacobson reviews Urgh! A Music War, the DVD. Post-punk energy, near-absurd levels of theatricality. Time: 0:05:11 Size: 4.75Mb Sound effect from the BBC Sound Effects Library: Beaming Down--BBC Comedy, Fantasy, and Humor. Theme music for "The Treatment": "Midwest Meditation", by the John Benson Quartet.
Mar 25, 2016
Mr. Neutron's Record Closet; reviews of all musical genres, surprises, mysteries. Towels recommended. Mr. Neutron hears "the voices of the gods" in his review of Urgh! A Music War, a 1981 post-punk LP masterpiece. Mr. Neutron is Ron Averill. Time: 0:03:45 Size: 3.44 Mb  
Mar 8, 2016
The Lone Reader; one librarian talks about the books he reads. Told through the voices of band members, roadies, family, and friends, Alan Paul's One Way Out is the story of the rise and fall of an iconic rock band of the sixties, the Allman Brothers Band. Music: A Messy Blues, by Steve Hill Time: 0:02:20 Size: 2.15Mb
Feb 16, 2016
Mr. Neutron's Record Closet; reviews of all musical genres, surprises, mysteries. Towels recommended. Mr. Neutron reviews So Delicious, the latest roots/blues barrage from Rev. Peyton and His Big Damn Band. Mr. Neutron is Ron Averill. Photo courtesy of K8 Fan. Time: 0:04:03 Size: 3.71 Mb  
Feb 9, 2016

Film in focus from the Evergreen Cinema Society. Alan Jacobson reviews the 2014 film 7 Minutes, the thrilling story of a heist gone wrong...and set in Everett, WA. Time: 0:04:00 Size: 3.66Mb Music: "Sync", by Collision Process Theme music for "The Treatment": "Midwest Meditation", by the John Benson Quartet.

Jan 25, 2016
The Lone Reader; one librarian talks about the books he reads. Greenberg's book tells how during the 19th century billions of passenger pigeons were shot, clubbed, burned, crushed, flailed, speared, drowned, and blown up; a species' extinction by wanton human butchery. Music: 1812 Overture, by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Time: 0:02:23 Size: 2.19Mb
Jan 25, 2016
The Lone Reader; one librarian talks about the books he reads. The "Ultimate Cheapskate" Jeff Yeager teaches us how to live small, save money and enjoy life to boot! Yeager has turned penny pinching into an art form—Matt Lauer. Music: Black Rainbow, by Pitx. Time: 0:02:14 Size: 2.04Mb
Jan 15, 2016
From the Director; Director Eileen Simmons talks about goings on at the library. January 2016: Library Director Eileen Simmons Music: Quintent No. 1 in Bb Major, by Giuseppe Cambini Size: 3.52 Mb Length: 3:50
Jan 6, 2016
Mr. Neutron's Record Closet; reviews of all musical genres, surprises, mysteries. Towels recommended. Mr. Neutron enters punk's mosh pit. Mr. Neutron is Ron Averill. Photo courtesy of internetarchive.org. Time: 0:03:07 Size: 2.86 Mb  
Dec 22, 2015
Film in focus from the Evergreen Cinema Society. Alan Jacobson reviews the 2015 film Love & Mercy, the story of the Beach Boys' agonizing creation of one of rock's greatest albums, Pet Sounds. Time: 0:03:32 Size: 3.24Mb Music: Selections from the soundtrack; "Ice and Chilli," by Ghost. Theme music for "The Treatment": "Midwest Meditation", by the John Benson Quartet.
Nov 25, 2015
The Lone Reader; one librarian talks about the books he reads. Through interviews with real Americans, Packer relates the "unwinding" of institutions we have taken for granted: banking government, the courts, and labor unions. The book won the National Book Award for Nonfiction in 2013.   Music: Dance of the Geisha, by Joe Hill. Time: 0:02:25 Size: 1.11Mb
Nov 25, 2015
From the Director; Director Eileen Simmons talks about goings on at the library. December 2015: Library Director Eileen Simmons Music: Quintent No. 1 in Bb Major, by Giuseppe Cambini
Nov 13, 2015
Film in focus from the Evergreen Cinema Society. Alan Jacobson pays homage to the genius of the Monty Python troupe in this treatment of Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Time: 0:03:24 Size: 3.11Mb
Nov 12, 2015
Mr. Neutron's Record Closet; reviews of all musical genres, surprises, mysteries. Towels recommended. Mr. Neutron digs around the roots of rock n' roll with this reflection on Buddy Holly. Mr. Neutron is Ron Averill. Time: 0:03:13 Size: 2.95 Mb  
Oct 12, 2015
The Lone Reader; one librarian talks about the books he reads. Part Upstairs Downstairs and part Hotel Babylon, Jacob Tomsky's Heads in Beds spills the beans about how high-end hotels really work. Insider advice leavened with great stories and snarky commentary about guests. managers, clerks, housekeepers and other denizens of this quirky subculture. Music: Blues Jam 2011, by Steve Belong. Time: 0:02:13 Size: 2.12Mb
Sep 17, 2015
The Lone Reader; one librarian talks about the books he reads. A rarity, a successful war satire.  Billy Lynn is a soldier in Bravo Company, captured on film by Fox news in a chaotic firefight with Iraqi insurgents. Bravo wins a boatload of medals and is dispatched across country in a "victory tour" to shore up American opinion about the war. The book's setting is during the final surreal event of the tour, a cold Thanksgiving Day football game in Dallas Texas, as the Bravos are feted as heroes by the Dallas Cowboys fans and brass. Music: Back Porch Banjo Stand, by Eric Kanold Time: 0:02:19 Size: 2.12Mb
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