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Thu Dec 25, 2014 at 06:00 AM PST

Christmas music for you

by TheGreatLeapForward

Starting at 9.30 am ET Christmas Day on All Over The Place Internet Radio, we present Modern Christmas - Christmas favorites and new tunes from the rock era. Squeeze, Fountains Of Wayne, Old 97's, Nick Lowe, The Smithereens, The Kinks, Joey Ramone and more.

Modern Christmas ends at noon ET and is closely followed by over seven hours of unusual freeform Christmas music presented by Rich Russo of the radio program "Anything Anything with Rich Russo", which airs on five radio stations in the northeastern U.S. Rich plays it both straight and silly, playing loads of Christmas music you've never heard before.

Anything Anything playlists here and here.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from All Over The Place Internet Radio and Anything Anything with Rich Russo.

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Didn't sleep that well last night.

Put it all down on my Facebook page this morning.

Must diary and run as my autistic son has a dental appointment this morning (a difficult time at best) and then I have to drive him to school.

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This past week, New York radio DJ Todd Pettengill, who hosts a fairly benign morning show on WPLJ-FM (17th-rated radio station according to recent Arbitron ratings) decided it was time to go on a rant on a recent murder in New Jersey.

This past June, a young man named Brendan Tevlin was shot and killed inside his SUV in West Orange, NJ on June 25, 2014. By all accounts, Mr. Tevlin was an outstanding young man and a model citizen.

His death is a tragedy.

But here's where it gets interesting.

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A&E announced Friday that it will "resume filming" the hit reality television show "Duck Dynasty" with star Phil Robertson following his indefinite suspension from the network last week for comments he made in an interview with GQ Magazine about gays, non-Christians, and African Americans. The network also promised it would work with Robertson to promote "unity, tolerance and acceptance among all people." A&E announced the decision to end Robertson's suspension with a statement provided to the Hollywood Reporter.
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We made the front page of the NYTs Arts section!

Will Play for Health Care (at Least at One Music Event): The O+ Festival Expands to San Francisco

The three-day festival, which began on Friday, pairs musicians and visual artists with doctors, dentists and other health advisers who donate their services through a pop-up clinic. Joe Concra, a painter who helped start the festival three years ago in Kingston, N.Y., describes the exchange of art for health treatment as a barter system that recalls a time before co-pays and H.M.O.’s.

“This goes back to, ‘Hey, doc, my tooth hurts; here’s a chicken,’ ” Mr. Concra said. The festival estimates that about $100,000 worth of music, art and health services were exchanged at the most recent edition, in Kingston last month. (It expanded to San Francisco for the first time this year.)

In the national debate over health care and the Affordable Care Act, one sliver of the population has received relatively little attention: musicians, artists and other creative workers, who are often self-employed and frequently uninsured. A recent survey by two arts groups found that 43 percent of artists of all kinds said they had no health insurance; for musicians, the number was 53 percent. The national average, according to the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, is 17.7 percent.

Four years ago, a small band of artists, musicians and doctors in Kingston, NY got together to create the O+ Festival, an art, music and wellness event where participants are compensated with health and wellness services.

Healthcare for artists is a difficult proposition these days at best. The O+ Festival is designed as a grass-roots, band-aid solution to accessible healthcare for the creative community.

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Four years ago, a small band of artists, musicians and doctors in Kingston, NY got together to create the O+ Festival, an art, music and wellness event where participants are compensated with health and wellness services.

Healthcare for artists is a difficult proposition these days at best. The O+ Festival is designed as a grass-roots, band-aid solution to accessible healthcare for the creative community.

SF Bay Guardian: O+ Festival trades health care for music and art performances

“Artists are not only being pushed out, but they’re not able to get the healing they deserve,” Concra told the Guardian, saying the first festival was such a hit that it took on a life of its own. “Once we do it, once people go, then they really get it. And it goes back to the age-old idea of trade.”

Long before modern health insurance debacles, doctors and dentists were members of their communities, and people would pay them with whatever they had to offer. But today, larger and larger companies providing care in collaboration with insurance companies, even the basic community clinic is becoming a thing of the past.

“We’re breaking down that access to care barrier, because some many people don’t know where to start,” Concra said, saying he was surprised at the flood gates opened by his simple idea. “Now, we’re at the point where we have 220 bands applies for 40 spots...We were not prepared for the amount of need in the artist community.”

The fourth O+ Festival in Kingston took place last month. The first O+ Festival outside of Kingston is happening this weekend (starting tonight!) in San Francisco.
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Last year, I got involved with a great group of folks up in Kingston, NY. In 2010, they started the O+ Festival, a music/art/wellness festival that pays participating artists and musicians with healthcare instead of money.

On Columbus Day weekend (Oct 11-13) 2013, O+ Kingston returns for its fourth incarnation.

The inaugural San Francisco O+ Festival is scheduled for November 15-17, 2013.

The O+ Mission:

The O+ Festival is a celebration of art and music that creates a bridge to access health care for artists. O+ fosters complete physical, mental and social well-being by connecting artists directly with a coalition of health care providers and health resources, in a shared vision to nurture the individual and the community.

Take five minutes and see how it all got started:

I produce a radio show to promote O+. It's called radiO+ (radiopositive).

The most recent one featured Gail Ann Dorsey. She sings and plays bass. You may not have heard of her, but you may have heard of her boss:

You can also listen to these audio clips of past O+ participants talking about their experiences:

Danny and Peter from the band Lucius

Mike Merenda from folk duo Mike + Ruthy

Musician Gail Ann Dorsey

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Last year, I got involved with a great group of folks up in Kingston, NY. In 2010, they started the O+ Festival, a music/art/wellness festival that pays participating artists and musicians with healthcare instead of money.

On Columbus Day weekend (Oct 11-13) 2013, O+ returns for its fourth incarnation.

The inaugural San Francisco O+ Festival is scheduled for November 2013.

The O+ Mission (from the webpage):

The O+ Festival is a celebration of art and music that creates a bridge to access health care for artists. O+ fosters complete physical, mental and social well-being by connecting artists directly with a coalition of health care providers and health resources, in a shared vision to nurture the individual and the community.
Take five minutes and watch this video from the first O+ in 2010.

You can also listen to these audio clips of past O+ participants talking about their experiences:

Danny and Peter from the band Lucius

Mike Merenda from folk duo Mike + Ruthy

O+ Director of Technology Kale Kaposhilin

Musician Shana Falana

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Last year, I got involved with a great group of folks up in Kingston, NY. In 2010, they started the O+ Festival, a music/art/wellness festival that pays participating artists and musicians with healthcare instead of money.

On Columbus Day weekend (Oct 11-13) 2013, O+ returns for its fourth incarnation.

The O+ Mission (from the webpage):

The O+ Festival is a celebration of art and music that creates a bridge to access health care for artists. O+ fosters complete physical, mental and social well-being by connecting artists directly with a coalition of health care providers and health resources, in a shared vision to nurture the individual and the community.
Take five minutes and watch this video from the first O+ in 2010.

Or listen to this clip from radiO+ where two members of the band Lucius talk about their O+ experience (1 min 23 sec).

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