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Halal Market Size 2022 Industry Share, Strategies, Growth Analysis, Regional Demand, Revenue, Key Players and Forecast Research Report 2030

In this report, a comprehensive analysis of the current global Halal market in terms of demand and supply environment is provided along with the price trend currently and in the coming years. Global key players are profiled with their revenue, market share, profit margin, major product portfolio, and SWOT analysis. From an industry perspective, this report analyzes the supply chain, including process diagram introduction, upstream raw material and key cost analysis, distributor and buyer analysis in downstream. This report also includes global and regional market size and forecast, key product development trend and typical downstream segment scenario, in the context of market drivers and inhibitors analysis.

By Top Key Players

Regalal
Pure ingredients
Halal-ash
Tariq Halal
Tsaritsyno
Island Delice
Crown Chicken(Cranswick)
Ekol
Carrefour S.A.
Shaheen Foods
Eggelbusch
Tahira Foods Ltd.
Cleone Foods
simons
Euro Foods Group
Casino
Reinert Group
Nestlé SA
Tesco plc

By types

Cereals and cereal products
Processed products
Frozen savory products
Fresh products

By app

Young generation
Middle-aged generation
Seniors

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The Global Halal Market is further classified based on region as follows:

  • North America (US, Canada) Market Size, YOY Market Size, YOY Growth and Opportunity Analysis, Future Forecast and Opportunity Analysis
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Rest of LATAM) Market Size, Annual Growth, Future Forecast and Opportunity Analysis
  • Europe (UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Hungary, BENELUX (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg), NORDIC (Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland), Poland, Russia, Rest of Europe), Size Market Analysis, Annual Growth, Future Forecast and Opportunity Analysis
  • Asia-Pacific (China, India, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, Rest of Asia-Pacific) Market Size, Annual Growth, Future Forecast and Market Analysis opportunities
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman), North Africa, South Africa, Rest of Middle East and Africa) market size, annual growth, future forecasts and opportunity analysis

A few points from the table of contents:

Market overview: It includes six chapters, research scope, key manufacturers covered, market segments by type, Halal market segments by application, study objectives and years considered.

Market landscape: Here, the global Halal market competition is analyzed by price, revenue, sales and market share by company, market rate, competitive landscape situations and latest trends, merger, expansion, acquisition and market shares of top companies.

Manufacturer Profiles: Here, leading players of the global Halal market are studied based on sales area, key products, gross margin, revenue, price, and production.

Market Status and Outlook by Region: In this section, the report discusses gross margin, sales, revenue, production, market share, CAGR, and market size by region. Here, the Global Halal Market is thoroughly analyzed on the basis of regions and countries such as North America, Europe, China, India, Japan, and MEA.

Application or end user: This section of the research study shows how different end-user/application segments are contributing to the global Halal Market.

Market Forecast: Production side: In this part of the report, the authors have focused on production and production value forecasts, major producers forecasts and production and production value forecasts by type.

Research results and conclusion: This is one of the last sections of the report where the analysts’ findings and the conclusion of the research study are provided.

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Answers to important questions

  • What is the growth potential of the Halal market?
  • Which company is currently leading the Halal market? Will the company continue to dominate in the forecast period 2022-2030?
  • What are the main strategies that players should adopt in the coming years?
  • Which regional market is expected to get the highest market share?
  • How will the competitive landscape change in the future?
  • What should players do to adapt to future competitive changes?
  • What will be the total production and consumption in the Halal market by 2030?
  • What are the key upcoming technologies? What impact will they have on the halal market?
  • Which product segment is expected to show the highest CAGR?
  • Which application is expected to gain the largest market share?

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Blood test predicts response to immunotherapy https://tadasei.com/blood-test-predicts-response-to-immunotherapy/ Tue, 24 May 2022 08:10:16 +0000 https://tadasei.com/blood-test-predicts-response-to-immunotherapy/

According to a study published in natural medicine.

“The results of this study will help us identify and design better blood biomarkers in immuno-oncology,” said Young Kwang Chae, MD, MPH, MBA, associate professor of medicine in the Division of Hematology and Oncology and co-author of the study.

Atezolizumab monotherapy, an immune checkpoint therapy, is an effective treatment for patients with locally advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose tumors exhibit elevated expression of the programmed death ligand 1 (PD-L1). When PD-L1 is bound on the outside of a cell, it tells roaming T cells to leave the cell alone. Many cancers have upregulated PD-L1 to help hide cancer cells from the immune system.

However, a biopsy is required to determine PD-L1 levels, and up to 30 percent of patients with NSCLC may not have enough high-quality tissue biopsied at diagnosis for accurate biomarker analyses, according to Chae.

“We often encounter the problem of insufficient tissue samples to perform biomarker analysis in lung cancer, so it is important to develop a blood biomarker that predicts response to immunotherapy,” said Chae, who is also a fellow from Robert H. Lurie. Northwestern University Comprehensive Cancer Center.

In the trial, which recruited 153 patients with NSCLC, researchers analyzed circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) for tumor mutation load (TMB), a measure of the total mutations found in the DNA of cancer cells. High TMB cancers have been associated with a positive response to immune checkpoint inhibitor treatments.

Of the patients, 28 had high TMB values ​​- making them suitable for atezolizumab monotherapy – while 91 patients had low TMB values. Notably, the high BMR group was slightly younger and had more smokers.

All patients received atezolizumab as monotherapy and treatment response rates were much higher in the high TMB group – 35.7% compared to only 5.5% in the low TMB group. Patients in the high TMB group also experienced longer survival than those in the low TMB group.

The results demonstrate that measuring TMB in ctDNA is a viable option to stratify patients for immune checkpoint inhibitor treatment, according to the authors. Although more work is needed to understand the relationship between TMB and immune checkpoint inhibitor therapy – hopefully revealing a subpopulation of patients who would benefit most from therapy – the basis for selection therapy using a simple blood test are solid, according to Chae.

“This will allow the right therapy to be delivered to the right group of patients,” Chae said.

This study was supported by F. Hoffmann-La Roche.

Chae has received research grants from AbbVie, Bristol Myers Squibb, Biodesix, Lexent Bio and Freenome and honoraria to serve on advisory boards from Roche/Genentech, Bristol Myers Squibb, AstraZeneca, Merck, Foundation Medicine, Counsyl, Neogenomics, Guardant Health, Boehringher Ingelheim, Biodesix, ImmuneOncia, Lilly Oncology, Merck, Takeda, Pfizer, Tempus, Lunit and Jazz Pharmaceuticals.

Reference: Kim ES, Velcheti V, Mekhail T, et al. Blood-based tumor mutational load as a biomarker of atezolizumab in non-small cell lung cancer: the phase 2 B-F1RST trial. NatMed. 2022;28(5):939-945. doi:10.1038/s41591-022-01754-x

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]]> Symphony Space will present the world premiere of ULYSSES by the elevator repair service https://tadasei.com/symphony-space-will-present-the-world-premiere-of-ulysses-by-the-elevator-repair-service/ Thu, 19 May 2022 23:37:30 +0000 https://tadasei.com/symphony-space-will-present-the-world-premiere-of-ulysses-by-the-elevator-repair-service/

Symphony Space, which celebrates James Joyce’s masterpiece Ulysses in its beloved annual Bloomsday on Broadway, marks the landmark occasion of the book’s 100th anniversary with a new commission in which Elevator Repair Service (ERS) brings the novel to a wild and illuminating theatrical life. Directed by John Collins, this world premiere event takes the stage at Symphony Space’s Peter Jay Sharp Theater on Thursday, June 16 at 8 p.m.

Ulysses, Joyce’s complex, maddening and epic novel about a single day in Dublin at the turn of the century, has perplexed scholars and readers for a century. It’s a fitting next challenge for the experimental theater company which has based its past works on Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury and Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises, with much acclaimed results. The New York Times called ERS “one of the few truly essential theater companies in New York City”, described them as “a heroic company that dares to venture into literary fields where theater artists are known to sink and drown,” and wrote, “count me in if Elevator Repair Service decides to take the phone book on as their next project.”

At Symphony Space, a cast of seven ERS ensemble members – Dee Beasnael, Kate Benson, Maggie Hoffman, Vin Knight, Scott Shepherd, Christopher-Rashee Stevenson and Stephanie Weeks – will present a curated selection from each of the novel’s 18 episodes, in less than two hours, with a crazy dose of activity, fast-paced vocals, and a full embrace of the text’s iconic mix of styles. Using the simple format of an academic roundtable transformed into a wild theatrical incarnation, the play will resonate both with the novel’s literary achievement and its notorious chaos, debauchery and rejoicing.

Ulysses is directed by ERS Artistic Director John Collins, with stage design by dots, costume design by Enver Chakartash, lighting design by Mark Barton, sound design by Ben Williams and stage design by accessories by Patricia Marjorie.

Tickets and address

Tickets are $28 for non-members, $23 for members, and $17 for those 30 and under, and can be purchased at symphony space.org.

Symphony Space is located at 2537 Broadway (corner of 95th Street), New York, NY 10025.

COVID-19 Safety Policy

Everyone’s health and safety are top priorities at Symphony Space. Symphony Space requires all staff, performers and patrons to be fully immunized and that everyone (except performers on stage) wear masks while in the building. For more information on the institution’s current COVID-19 safety policy, please visit https://www.symphonyspace.org/your-visit/what-you-need-to-know.

About the cast

Dee Beasnael is an award-winning actor whose theater credits include The Securely Conferred, Vouchsafed Keepsakes of Maery S. (Abrons Art Center); Silence and Fear (French production on tour), All Over Everywhere (The Kitchen/MITU), In the Solitude of The Cotton Fields (NYU Skirball Center/Brooklyn Museum), 12 shouts to the 10 Forgotten Heavens (Whitney Museum of American Art) , and Police and Robbers (The Performing Garage). His voiceovers include Caillou (French/Canadian distribution), Sorghum and Spear (PepSqually Productions), Opal Watson Private Eye, (Pinna Originals) and Kyle’s World, (Pinna Originals).

Kate Benson is a writer and actress living in Brooklyn. Performances include Variations on the Main (Jack), Raw Bacon from Poland (Abrons Arts Center), I’ll Never Love Again (Bushwick Starr), Tiger, Tiger (on the Nature of Violence) (Dixon Place), Fondly, Collette Richland (Elevator Repair Service at New York Theater Workshop), Fleeing the Knife Holder (The Chocolate Factory), Nomads (the Incubator) and Good Person of Szechwan (The Public & LaMama). His pieces include [PORTO], produced by Bushwick Starr and WP Theater; A Beautiful Day in November on the Banks of the Greatest of the Great Lakes (Obie winner), produced by New Georges with WP Theatre; Where are we going?; Super magical wild forest; and The Assembly’s I Will Look Forward to This Later (co-writer, with Emily Perkins-Margolin). She is a graduate of the Brooklyn College MFA playwriting program.

Maggie Hoffman is one of the founders of avant-punk performance ensemble Radiohole and The Collapsable Hole concert venue in New York City. She has starred in six ERS productions and will appear in ERS’ next show, Seagull, which will premiere at the NYU Skirball Center in July 2022.

Wine Knight. With ERS: Everybody’s Fine with Virginia Woolf; measure for measure; Sincerely, Collette Richland; To mix together; The Select (the sun also rises); The Sound and the Fury; No big company and Gatz. Other stage credits include The Music Man (Sharon Playhouse), Spam (JACK), Our Man in Havana (Portland Stage), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (2013 Broadway revival), Marie Antoinette (ART and Yale Rep), The Temperamentals (Barrow Group) and US Drag (thumb stick). Film and television credits include “Inventing Anna”, “Search Party”, “Orange Is the New Black”, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”, “Succession”, “Bull”, “The Blacklist”, and “Homeland”. He graduated from Yale University.

Scott Berger. In Scott Shepherd’s first ERS show, McGurk: A Cautionary Tale (1994), he slept on a radiator for 20 minutes. In Total Fictional Lie, he wore a fake mustache for eyebrows and ate lit matches. In Gatz, he read a novel aloud. Other ERS shows include Measure for Measure, No Great Society, Cab Legs and Shut Up I Tell You. He has worked with The Wooster Group since 1997, playing Hamlet in Hamlet and other roles in The Town Hall Affair; Old square; Poor theatre; To You, The Birdie (Phèdre); and Brace Up!, among others. He has two Obie Awards, for Gatz and Poor Theatre. His screen appearances include First Cow, El Camino, Bluff City Law, X-Men: Dark Phoenix, True Detective, Wormwood, The Young Pope, Jason Bourne and Bridge of Spies.

Christopher-Rashee Stevenson is a theater artist from Baltimore, Maryland. He was a SUITE/SPACE artist (’20-’21) at Mabou Mines and is a Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab ’18 alumnus. His work as a director and performer has been featured at Performing Garage, Tank, JACK, HERE Arts Center, Actor’s Studio, American Repertory Theatre, Millennium Film Workshop, Lincoln Center Education, LaMaMa and Eubie. Blake Jazz Institute.

Stephanie Weeks is an award-winning actress and director. She has performed at renowned theaters including Lincoln Center, Playwrights Horizons, Soho Rep, La Jolla Playhouse, among others. With Target Margin Theater, she received for her years of dedication, the OBIE for recognition of artistic achievement and commitment to excellence in theater as an associate artist. Stephanie also starred in the Melvin Van Peebles film Confessionsofa Ex-Doofus-ItchyFooted-Mutha, which was an Official Selection of the Tribeca Film Festival. Weeks’ TV credits include Tales of The City, starring Laura Linney, on Netflix; The Good Fight (CBS; and Law and Order (NBC). Her directing work has recently directed Colman Domingo’s A Boy and His Soul at the Kitchen Theater in Ithaca and Danai Gurira’s Eclipsed at the University of Utah, awarded for Outstanding Performance, and Production Ensemble by the Kennedy Center (Festivent Series).Other productions include “After Midnight” for the Target Margin Yiddish Theater Lab and Machinal by Sophie Treadwell at New York University for to name a few.She holds an MFA from the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco and holds a School Diploma from the London Academy of Music and Drama.

About Elevator Repair Service

Elevator Repair Service (ERS) is a New York-based company that creates original works for live theater with an ongoing set. The company’s shows are created from a wide range of texts that include found transcripts of trials and debates, literature, classic dramas and new plays. Founded in 1991, ERS is the author of an extensive body of work including more than 20 original theatrical productions. These won the company a loyal following and made it one of New York’s most acclaimed experimental theater companies. Gatz (a full-text production of The Great Gatsby), along with The Sound and the Fury (from Faulkner’s novel) and The Select (an adaptation of The Sun Also Rises) are among the best-known works of the society. The company’s output also includes new works by playwrights Kate Scelsa and Sibyl Kempson as well as works by Shakespeare and Chekhov. ERS productions share a commitment to taking risks and reinventing themselves, blending unusual texts with innovations in theatrical form. They feature the company’s signature dynamic performance style, coupled with a rigorous commitment to psychologically complex performance. ERS has received numerous awards and accolades.

About the Symphonic Space

Symphony Space is a multidisciplinary center for the performing arts where bold programming, presented in a particularly warm and welcoming environment, forges indelible relationships between artists and audiences.

Symphony Space’s core mission is to connect art, ideas and community through their performance and commitment to literacy and education through the arts. Known for a range of groundbreaking programs, including Selected Shorts, their immersive wall-to-wall concerts, and innovative global arts education initiative, Symphony Space presents a full lineup of original, affordable (and free) programming in New York and around the world. communities across the country through tours, public radio shows, podcasts and virtual events. On their stages and in the classrooms they serve, Symphony Space promotes access to the arts across all disciplines.

Symphony Space was founded on the belief that the arts bring people together, transcend barriers, and celebrate both our similarities and our differences. Through adventurous and impactful performances, commissions and conversations, Symphony Space continues to reinvigorate these guiding principles, harnessing the power of the arts to engage, inspire and build community.

Symphony Space is located at 2537 Broadway on 95th Street.

Bloomsday on Broadway with the Elevator Repair Service is made possible through support from the Isaiah Sheffer Fund for New Initiatives. Irish Arts Center provides promotional support.

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Winchester Community High School Jazz Ensemble to Launch Free Summer Concerts at Goodrich Park | Entertainment https://tadasei.com/winchester-community-high-school-jazz-ensemble-to-launch-free-summer-concerts-at-goodrich-park-entertainment/ Tue, 17 May 2022 16:00:00 +0000 https://tadasei.com/winchester-community-high-school-jazz-ensemble-to-launch-free-summer-concerts-at-goodrich-park-entertainment/

On Saturday evening at 7:00 p.m., the WCHS Jazz Ensemble will kick off the free summer concert series at the amphitheater at the north end of Winchester’s Goodrich Park. In recent years, this concert series has become a favorite activity for many locals, as they can spend an evening in the park relaxing and listening to wonderful live music.

Al and Missy Williams have helped organize these concerts for the past few years and continue to be involved. “It takes a lot of people to make this happen, Al said. “We want to thank all of the sponsors who continue to donate money for these events,” he added.

On Friday, June 10 at 8:00 p.m., a crowd favorite from last year, “The Flying Toasters,” sponsored by Winchester Golf Club, Eric Mikels and the Mark and Carey Todd family, will return to entertain the crowd at Goodrich Park.

Steve and Marla Threewits along with Tom and Cathy Miller will sponsor “Duke Tumatoe and the Power Trio” on Friday, June 24 at 7:00 p.m. “Grove Hill with Kenny Live” will play at the amphitheater on July 4 before the annual WCCPC fireworks display. Grove Hill and Kenny are sponsored by the WCCPC

On July 15 at 7:00 p.m., Brenda and Derry Hobson are sponsoring a performance by “The Shifferly Road Band”. Tarter Real Estate and Paul and Jennifer Faddis are sponsoring the July 22 performance of Gene Deer and Gordon Bonham.

Levi Driskell and his band will perform at the park on July 29 at 7:00 p.m. It is sponsored by Broke Scholar and Miel Oro of Los Angeles and Patrick and Rosalinda Williams. On Friday, August 5, Culy Construction will sponsor a performance by “The Doo Band aka Zanna Doo” at 7:00 p.m. at the amphitheater.

Another local favorite, Muncie’s Cook & Belle will return to Goodrich Park on August 19 at 7:00 p.m., sponsored by Cobalt Civil. The September concerts will begin at 7:00 p.m. on September 3 with Andy Study and the Wildcards, sponsored by the Winchester Park Department and the Park Board. The City of Winchester, Mayor Bob McCoy and the Winchester Street and Park Department are sponsoring “Shot of Whiskey” on September 4.

Closing out this year’s free concert series on September 17 at 7:00 p.m., the John Beatrice Band of Farmland will be brought to you by Randolph County Tourism.

John Rose of Star 98.3 WZZY radio will be on the show. Local food trucks such as Hoosier Que Daddy Too and Abby’s Krazy Snacks are also often present at concerts. Other sponsors and friends include John Williams DDS, Ohio Valley Gas, Wick’s Pies, Randolph County United, Billy Davis and Farmers State Bank, Annette Alexander and Compass Wealth Solutions, the Winchester Rotary Club, Crossroads Federal Credit Union, Jim Byrd Income Taxes , Winchester Phi Delta Kappa, Matt Haney and Kevin Addington of Edward Jones Financial Advisors, Errol Klem Properties, Dr David Davis, Ardagh Group, Al and Missy Williams, Alice Myers and Jim Pollitt, Debbie Swift and Gary and Susan Peterson.

These free concerts are a great way to spend a fun and inexpensive evening with the family. So come enjoy what Goodrich Park has to offer.

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Historical Society Announces Two Scholarship Winners – Ellwood City, PA news https://tadasei.com/historical-society-announces-two-scholarship-winners-ellwood-city-pa-news/ Mon, 16 May 2022 11:46:45 +0000 https://tadasei.com/historical-society-announces-two-scholarship-winners-ellwood-city-pa-news/

The annual Robert and Janice Barensfeld Fellowships were awarded Monday at the Ellwood City Historical Society.

Emily Fox of Riverside High School and Mark VanHorn of Lincoln High School were the graduating seniors who each won the scholarships.

The meeting was opened by President Everett Bleakney, who welcomed everyone in attendance to an exciting evening. Guy Prestia, a World War II veteran, leads the group in the Pledge of Allegiance. A thank you card from Guy to the History Center was read for the Centre’s 100th birthday celebration. A congratulatory letter from President Biden delivered to Guy was shown

Everett then gave some statistics on the scholarship program. This is the 23rd year that scholarships have been awarded to 46 senior graduates and a total of $69,000.00. The scholarship committee, consisting of Kaye Houk, Barbara Mastropietro and Mary May, was introduced. Briefly, the process of selecting the winning essays was explained.

Robert Morabito then introduced Riverside graduate Emily Fox. She is the daughter of Jerome and Tracy Fox. His winning essay was titled “Rock Point Park: An Evolving Park for the People.” Emily is a straight A student, member of the National Honor Society and has obtained various other academic awards. Emily has been captain of the Riverside High School women’s tennis team for two years. Emily has remained active in Riverside as an elementary tutor, Bible Club president, chamber choir singer, worship leader for her church. She plans to attend Grove City College, Grove City, Pennsylvania, to major in English and minor in science, focusing on technical writing.

Morabito then introduced Mark VanHorn, a senior from Lincoln High School. Mark Allen VanHorn, son of Randy VanHorn and Renee Pitrelli of Ellwood, wrote his essay titled “The Rock Point Park Story”. Mark is a senior at Lincoln High School where he participates in extracurricular activities including the Musical, Marching Band, Jazz Band, National Honor Society and six other clubs. Mark was selected for honors, district, regional, and state choirs through auditions, and was lucky enough to play Willy Wonka in his high school production “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.” He loves music and plans to continue learning and practicing music throughout his college and adult life. In addition to music, Mark excels in academics. Currently number one in his class, he enjoys all subjects at school, his favorite being arithmetic. Mark will be attending Grove City College in the fall to study electrical engineering. After graduating from Grove City College, he would like to either continue his studies at another institution or start working in his field with computer equipment.

Anna Barensfeld was then introduced to present the seniors with their awards. Anna said her grandparents, Robert and Janice, were avid historians and also believed in seeing students get higher education. Anna said she was proud to see scholarships continue through the History Society. She remarked that the two students, who received the awards this evening, deserved their congratulations.

The Historical Society then presented the two graduates with additional gifts. A cake representing the two high schools was served to everyone.

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Peter Duchin: Back in Chicago https://tadasei.com/peter-duchin-back-in-chicago/ Sat, 14 May 2022 14:35:54 +0000 https://tadasei.com/peter-duchin-back-in-chicago/

BY JUDY CARMACK BROSS

Whether headlining Truman Capote’s Black and White Ball or sharing the stage with the Supremes for a deb party at a Lake Forest country club, in the six decades he’s played the dance floors world’s most exclusive movies, Peter Duchin has always lived up to his theme song, “Make Someone Happy”.

Pierre Duchin. Photo by Jonathan Morse.

Conductor and elegance incarnate, Duchin did it again last Friday, an evening that began with a call from one of his favorite friends, Abra Prentice Wilkin (who regretted not being there but wished him good luck). He soaked the room in cheer and shared fond memories with the stylish crowd, revealing his most memorable party wasn’t Capote’s or even a night at the White House – it happened right here in Chicago. “I was asked to bring my 10-piece orchestra to the Palmer House by the hostess who shared no other details, Duchin recalled. “When we arrived, we found no only one table laid for two in the center of the room. We played all night just for the couple celebrating their 60th birthdayand anniversary. She told me it was the happiest night of their lives.

Having entertained presidents, kings and queens, and having served as Audrey Hepburn’s chosen date for the Paris Opera Ball, no one knows café society better. He has performed at over 5,000 events around the world, from civil rights organizations to major galas, his dazzling smile drawing thousands to the dance floor over the years.

Early in his career, Duchin appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show, the longest-running and most popular variety show of all time.

Duchin with singer and guitarist Roberta Fabiano when he received the Living Landmark Award from the New York Landmarks Conservancy.

In town to publicize his second bookFace the musictells the legendary Duchin Classic Chicago how he used his signature song to make another group of people happy: those who couldn’t get up and dance. Duchin is a two-time legend, doing the unimaginable, not just recovering from a 2013 stroke, but an astonishing 47 days on a ventilator with COVID from March 2020. He used his recovery time to encourage other patients undergoing physical therapy to make themselves happy no matter what.

Duchin’s fascinating new book.

“That’s why I wrote the book, to tell people not to give up,” he shared. “After the two recoveries, I was throwing balls with the wheelchair patients, then when the doctors came in, we were all throwing balls at them. Soon we were all smiling because they had hope.

Duchin wrote: Face the music with Patricia Beard, former editor-in-chief of City & Country and Mirabelle plum and author of 11 non-fiction books and one novel. Beard interviewed Duchin for the aforementioned program that evening and, like the audience, his admiration for his subject matter was evident.

Duchin performing.

In his own recovery, Duchin spent several months placing pennies in a piano-shaped bank to strengthen his left hand, which was affected by the blow. “I can move it but somehow the message is not reaching my hand from my brain to play but we have found a solution. I play with my right hand and our bass player reproduces the sound that the left hand would make. We play gigs almost every week,” he explained.

His piggy bank piano.

Along the way, it wasn’t just his wife Virginia and his amazing assistant Adelle that drove him to recovery, but also the parental power he lost at such a young age. His pianist father, Eddy Duchin, died when Peter was 12, and his mother, socialite Marjorie Oelrichs, died when he was just 6 days old.

Duchin’s parents, Eddy Duchin and Marjorie Oelrichs, photographed by Cecil Beaton.

As he recovered, Duchin studied photos of his parents – here with his father, Eddy – to try to better understand their brief lives.

During his recovery, his bed was moved to his downstairs office, with his wife placing Cecil Beaton’s beloved photos of his parents right on the bookcase for him to look at daily. “Imagine, if you were walking down the street, and you suddenly passed your mother and you didn’t recognize her, and she didn’t recognize you? That’s how I felt. I always visualized her and I always missed her,” he shared. “It was during this period that I finally got to know them in a way. Although I don’t remember anything from the time I was on a ventilator, I think I sensed their presence.

Duchin lived with Averell Harriman and his second wife, Marie, until he was nine years old. Best friend of his mother, Marie was very much like a mother for him: “My own mother was not only beautiful and charming, she was atypical. She was a society girl, raised at Rose Cliff in Newport, but she wanted to work. She had a boutique in New York and also posed for Lucky Strike.

While in the Navy, Eddy Duchin visited Peter and Marie Harriman, who helped raise Peter.

While at Yale, Duchin decided to spend a junior year abroad to study French at the Sorbonne. He lived on a barge on the Seine and had a wonderful time. “One day when I was undressing with a young woman, I heard knocks on the hatch of the boat. When I opened the tailgate and looked up, I saw well-polished shoes, then pinstriped dress pants: there was Averell. He was a little 19 years oldand century, a bit out of the way, and not the type you’d want to arrive at a time like this. He had my ticket back to New York in hand. I think he had heard that I was having too much fun in Paris,” Duchin recalls.

His immensely popular father had been one of the first pianists to conduct an orchestra and was particularly known for his jazz music. The story of Eddy Duchinstarring Tyrone Power, was the heartbreaking 1956 film chronicling the Duchins’ great love story and then their untimely deaths.

“I took some of my friends from Yale to Central Park where they were filming to see Kim Novak who played Marjorie,” Duchin said. “She was doing her makeup and was a little surprised when I came up from behind and gave her a hug and said, ‘Hi, mum.’ I had never met her before.

He continued: “My father was in the navy during World War II, fighting on several battlefields in the Pacific. When he came back, he wanted me to take piano lessons and set up two pianos so we could play together. He wanted to make a big effort to get closer to me, but that never happened. My dream has always been that he didn’t die and that when I played in the Maisonette Room at the St. Regis, he would play at the Waldorf.

He recalled that during the heyday of café society, people came from many walks of life – they were joined by notables, people from the entertainment business, and more: “today you often find that manners fail,” he noted.

Jay Tunney.

We asked Chicagoan Jay Tunney, whose book about his famous boxer father Gene Tunney and his father’s close friend, author George Bernard Shaw, is being adapted into a play called Shaw vs. Tunney, to talk a bit about Duchin: “Peter is my oldest friend, he came out of childhood when we were playing on the beach in Hobe Sound, Florida during World War II, and he never changed. One of Peter’s most endearing qualities has always been that he’s the kind of guy who can talk to anyone and most importantly is interested in almost anyone’s conversation, no matter what. his rank in life, his job, his origin or his social or social status. political relationships. It may be because he finds that he is often asked questions about himself that he prefers to divert the conversation away from himself and listen to other people’s stories about himself.

He added: “He is a rare friend who listens well. He is intuitive and observant and has this natural curiosity. You rarely hear Peter refer to himself unless you ask, and he’s loyal to the bone to those he loves. We have been together often as brothers, many meals, trips and discussions over the past eighty years and even though there is a time lapse, I still feel that Peter and I start where we had stopped before, whether it was hours, weeks, or even years.

Duchin. Photo by Jonathan Morse.

Tunney said they were similar in that they both had famous fathers and grew up in privileged homes, but that didn’t define them. Although Duchin is treated in public as a celebrity, he is much more complex than this identity alone.

“When I moved to Asia, he came to visit me and he was the first to greet me at home. When I decided to write a book about my father, he was the first to greet me. encourage, as I encouraged him when he wrote his first book,” he recalls. “His dazzling talent as a musician is well known and he deserves worldwide recognition for his music, but Peter is more than a musician is an extraordinary man with the priceless gift of sharing life itself with a common touch.”

Duchin’s books, including his latest, Face the musicare available wherever fine books are sold.

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And all that jazz… – Civil.ge https://tadasei.com/and-all-that-jazz-civil-ge/ Fri, 13 May 2022 03:01:02 +0000 https://tadasei.com/and-all-that-jazz-civil-ge/

DREAM IN THE RABBIT HOLE – OWNER COMES TO POWER – FAMILY OVERRIDE RIGHTS – WISHING EU MIRACLE – ASSESSMENT AWARDED


Over the past few days, Georgian politics, usually bordering on the absurd, have taken a decisive plunge into the abyss of the surreal. Members of the ruling party alludes to a conspiracy (perhaps led by the United States?) to bring their mentor and patron, Mr. Ivanishvili, back into politics, and the country back into war with Russia. This outlandish allegation was apparently based solely on certain delays in settling Mr Ivanishvili’s private payments to a Swiss bank and difficulty moving prized works of art through Europe. The United States Ambassador Found This “confusing” and, frankly, we would have used the words “delusional nonsense”, if it hadn’t been for this wise remark from a certain Irakli Kobakhidze to an incredulous journalist: “you don’t understand? It’s ideal. It was the kind of problem, where it is better that no one understands. It gave us pause. Indeed, why scrutinize the smokescreen, when real problems arise? This is the dispatch, with bi-weekly updates from Georgia.


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LAND SUPPORT While we were looking elsewhere, Russian businessman David Khidasheli grabbed a huge chunk of public forests in the mountainous region of Racha in western Georgia – almost 105 hectares to be precise – with a lease of 49 years to set up the hunting grounds. Environmental NGOs are crying foul — both by domestic law and Georgia’s international commitments, this was unconscionable, says Green Alternative, a watchdog. But to verify, they asked for official documents, which was apparently refused by the Ministry of Environment and Agriculture. A flagrant violation of freedom of information laws, say the lawyers, who plan to take the case to court. A rich man lobbying for good deals? Perhaps. But it gets juicier: Not only is Mr. Khidasheli a former deputy deputy chairman of Russia’s sanctioned group ‘SISTEMA’, he was also behind the infamous “Affair of the cartographers”, in which the ruling party imprisoned two officials on absurd charges and used the nationalist wave of “Georgia land sales” as an electoral tool. The former head of SISTEMA, billionaire Vladimir Yevtushenkov was recently checked in in a seemingly compromising conversation with Ivanishvili. Khidasheli is therefore the man close to Ivanishvili in more ways than one. Perhaps this is where you need to look to unpack the ministry’s sudden penchant for contract secrecy?

FAMILY AFFAIRS What is the relationship between the sanctity of the family and support for Ukraine? I’m sure you could make a few suggestions, but we’re betting on you not guessing how exactly this question refracts through Georgia’s broken political mirror. May 17 is the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT), and on this day in 2013, Tbilisi saw the first major pogrom of the gathering of civil society by the clergy. To further deny the ground to militants, next year, in 2014, the Georgian Orthodox Church instituted the “Day of Family Strength and Respect for Parents” will fall on the same date. Since then, the wave of violence has been in the air every May 17. This time, the Government of Canada announced its traditional “Family Day” gathering, but added a new twist: the day, the patriarchy said, “is also dedicated to peace in Georgia, but also in Ukraine. and around the world.” Talking about mere LGBTQ rights in this context is unpatriotic, surely?! But regardless of the Church’s underhanded tactics, Georgians seem to be moving away from clerical toxicity: the new study commissioned by the UNDP found that hostility to LGBTQ rights programs, including their right to assemble, has dropped by around 20% since 2016 (though still remaining in the top 40%).

LETTER IN THE BOTTLE It is done! Georgia has responded to the European Union 2000s questionnaire. Should Georgians sit and bite their nails until June 24-25, when the EU Council must decide whether or not to grant the bid?! Not so, say some experts, who argue that the Georgian government – and its civil society – should actively lobby for a statement of support from the European Parliament (which Ukraine and Moldova have already achieved) , and put pressure on the European Commission to achieve the desired result. . Whether this is possible or not, while the government persists in its paranoia (see opening paragraph) and civil society has credible concerns about the government’s commitment to fundamental principles of human rights and of the rule of law, is an open question. All we can hope for is that Brussels will be lenient and not leave Georgia out in the cold in times of war. But honestly, based on the facts, could we blame them if they did?

CRUELTY After much humiliation and mockery about his state of health, the government conceded to a transfer of Mikheil Saakashvili, who suffers from multiple ailments, to a civilian hospital for examinations and possible treatment. Life has a cruel way of setting the record straight, and Saakashvili, whose administration is rightly accused of critical failures in law enforcement and justice, has become an iconic victim of the continued abuse of justice for political purposes. In particular, coming to the defense of Saakashvili’s rights has become the third rail of the Georgian administration: the ruling party abolished the service of the state inspector and accused the Ombudsman of prejudice against the so-called “war party” after doing their duty to defend the rights of detainee Saakashvili. Could the transfer herald heightened government sensitivity, if not to Saakashvili’s fate, but at least to the impact of his potential demise on Georgia’s EU bid? We wouldn’t hold our breath.


Please read our dispatch every Tuesday and Thursday, we welcome your feedback and comments!

On this note: Dear Steve, as you can see, we didn’t use our usual “full lid” closure. We are fully aware that this is not part of “generally recognized colloquial English”.. But it’s a nod to a CJ Cregg, whose legacy of witty, acerbic, yet human tone we seek to embrace.

Oh, and yes, the Georgian Telegraph, you’re still stealing. Stop that.

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🌱 Nashua Daily: Former school superintendent Mosley absent from work https://tadasei.com/%f0%9f%8c%b1-nashua-daily-former-school-superintendent-mosley-absent-from-work/ Wed, 11 May 2022 09:30:38 +0000 https://tadasei.com/%f0%9f%8c%b1-nashua-daily-former-school-superintendent-mosley-absent-from-work/

Hello Nashua! Tony Schinella here. It’s Wednesday, so let’s start with everything you need to know about what’s happening in Nashua today.


First, today’s weather forecast:

Cloudy and sunny weather. High: 70 Low: 51.


Here are today’s top stories in Nashua:

  1. Pay, Nashua: The Cost of Secrecy | Editorials (The Union Leader)
  2. At-Large Sexual Assault Suspect; A fisherman drowns in a pond: PM Patch NH
  3. NHIAA Softball and Lacrosse: Capital Games, Nashua River Rivalry Returns (WMUR Manchester)
  4. South Hadley School Board to Appoint Acting Superintendent Despite Mosley’s Continued Absence (GazetteNET)
  5. Bedford man charged with 2 child molestation charges: Docs (Nashua Patch)
  6. Betty Hall Obituaries (1932 – 2022) – North Chelmsford, NH – Lowell Sun (Legacy.com)
  7. Obituaries of Janet Barsorian (1942 – 2022) – Chelmsford, MA – Lowell Sun (Legacy.com)
  8. Obituaries of Charlene Galante (1948 – 2022) – Hudson, NH – Lowell Sun (Legacy.com)
  9. Obituaries of Lorraine Bariteau (1935 – 2022) – Tavares, FL (Legacy.com)
  10. An appointment with a therapist in New Hampshire is hard to come by (Manchester Ink Link)
  11. Lawmakers and activists in the north of the country are mobilizing as Governor Sununu challenges the landfill location bill (WMUR Manchester)
  12. Wow House: 45 Timberline Drive in Nashua, New Hampshire (Nashua Patch)
  13. Bill supports BurgessInDepthNH.org Biomass Plant (InDepthNH.org)
  14. Nashua’s new school superintendent is not qualified to work in NH (Nashua Patch)
  15. Stroll through 8 of the most beautiful gardens in New Hampshire and Maine (wokq.com)
  16. Former BAE Systems Executive Jerry M. Wohletz to Lead Draper (Space Ref)
  17. Nashua Area Real Estate Overview (Nashua Patch)
  18. New Hampshire’s Safest Hospitals: New Rankings Released (Fix)
  19. Life sciences company Detact Diagnostics chooses New Hampshire for its US headquarters (RP Web)
  20. BAE Systems Powers Major Upgrade to Compass Call with Open System Architecture (Business Wire)
  21. Military & Aerospace Electronics Innovators Awards Submissions Now Open | Military aerospace (military and aerospace electronics)
  22. Referees named for 2022 Little League World Series events (Williamsport Sun-Gazette)
  23. Lech Walesa in NH to talk about Ukraine and the future (Nashua Telegraph)

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Today in Nashua:

  • Board of Health – Nashua City Hall (12:30 p.m.)
  • Brianne Biastoff: Musical Technique/Preparation – Nashua School District (2:00 p.m.)
  • Girl Scout Troop 51605: Girl Scout Troop 51605 (6:00 p.m.)
  • Parking Study: 2nd Public Forum – Nashua City Hall (6:30 p.m.)
  • Nashua’s Best Trivia at Millyard Brewry (6:45 p.m.)
  • Nashua Coin Club – Nashua Public Library (7:00 PM)
  • Ian Theriault: Nashua Police Basketball (8:00 p.m.)

From my notebook:

  • Humane Society for Greater Nashua: “𝗥𝘂𝗹𝗮 is playful and loves the attention of her people. She hopes to go home to her people forever soon! She loves nothing more than being outside on a beautiful day playing and having fun with you. Come meet her! https:/ /www.hs…” (Facebook)
  • United Way of Greater Nashua: “Our annual ‘Community Food Drive’ will take place on Saturday and Sunday June 4th and 5th and we are looking for volunteers to help us collect 2 tons of food for our local soup kitchens and pantries. Food donations are at their love…” (Facebook)
  • Nashua Public Library: “Plaza Pal… Take a peek under the alcoves for some sun!” (Facebook)
  • Nashua Public Library: “New exhibition at the Art Gallery! Discover Cecilia Ulibarri’s mixed media work, by the end of June. Reception of artists: Thursday June 2, 6:30-8 p.m.” (Facebook)
  • United Way of Greater Nashua: “Here is an upcoming free educational opportunity to learn more about how to deal with important mental health issues. The opportunity is sponsored by the Nashua Division of Public Health and Community Services. Learn to identify, understand. ..” (Facebook)
  • Greater Nashua YMCA: “Mental health is how we think, feel and act. Normalizing the conversation around mental health helps us all get the support we need. Learn more: https://nmymca.org/may-is -ment… #WeAllHaveMentalHealth #ForABetterUs” (Facebook)
  • Greater Nashua Boys and Girls Club: “Calling all kids in the Greater #NashuaNH area 📣 We have limited spots left for the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua #SummerCamp. Sign up for this fun, safe and educational #NHSummerCamp TODAY! Visit http://bgcn.com/summer…” (Facebook)
  • Greater Nashua YMCA: “Meet Dr. Christian M. Klare, MD, board-certified orthopedic surgeon, May 27. Dr. Klare is subspecialty in cervical, lumbar, and thoracic spine surgery. Light refreshments are provided. Registration required. Please call 603-882-2011 if you…” (Facebook)
  • Greater Nashua YMCA: “FIND YOUR PASSION. FIND YOUR Y. We now have great openings and a bunch of options for the summer too. From camp counselors to summer teachers to water lifeguarding and so much more. Check it out APPLY TODAY. www.nmymca.org/jobs #NMYMCA” (Facebook)
  • Nashua Public Library: “Join us on Tuesday, May 17 at 3 p.m. for the Downtown Book Group to discuss Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law by Mary Roach, meeting in person or virtually! Virtual: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting /register/ tZIuce6gqD0qG9wuZoDKxu8oYQUpDD6NgDj…” (Facebook)

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You are now in the loop and ready to start this Wednesday! I’ll see you in your inbox tomorrow with your next update.

Tony Schinella

About Me: Award-winning journalist and broadcaster for Patch.com in NH (off and on) since June 2011. Community coverage includes Concord, Hampton-North Hampton, Merrimack, Nashua, Portsmouth and Salem. Reachable at tony.schinella@patch.com. Career Highlights available on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/an…

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Why Brian Tyree Henry’s Paper Boi Is The Best Character https://tadasei.com/why-brian-tyree-henrys-paper-boi-is-the-best-character/ Mon, 09 May 2022 16:00:00 +0000 https://tadasei.com/why-brian-tyree-henrys-paper-boi-is-the-best-character/

The most recent episode of the hit show’s final season Atlantasimply titled “New Jazz”, is not only one of the best in the series for its sense of humor, but also for the way it centers on a remarkable perpetual Brian Tyree Henry like the enigmatic Alfred ‘Paper Boi’ Miles. It’s part of a trajectory of episodes that have been sprinkled throughout the series that reveal what troubles the rapper beneath all his bravado. Specifically, the episodes that always stood out the most were “Barbershop” and “Woods,” which also centered around Paper Boi dealing with a challenge that can often turn dark. Uniting them all is Henry’s irreplaceable sense of presence and vulnerability that he conveys as an actor, an element of the show that wouldn’t be the same without him. It makes him one of the best parts of the show and one of the best actors working today for everything he manages to do even in the simplest of times.

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In ‘New Jazz’, we find Paper Boi and Darius (LaKeith Stanfield) deciding to take a little trip. It’s something I mean in multiple senses of the word, as the duo not only roam the city of Amsterdam, but also on what Darius calls “spiritual expansion devices,” which is their coy way to refer to drugs. More specifically, it’s what he explains to be a “Nepalese space cake”, a concoction of weed mixed with hallucinogenic Nepalese honey. Or, at least, that’s what he thinks it is because he’s not entirely sure. After initially wandering peacefully waiting for the drugs to kick in, Paper Boi parts ways with Darius. His happy day is shattered when a group of youths approach him on the street, becoming increasingly aggressive until he is forced to hide in a side building to escape. It’s reminiscent of what happened in ‘Woods’ when he was robbed by children and had to flee into the forest as he was shot. It was probably in the back of Paper Boi’s mind, something Henry conveys in the immediate way he tries to run away before something similar can happen to him again.


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This is just the start of his increasingly bad journey, something the show conveys with an ingrained sense of reality that gives the actor all the room he needs to shine. Avoiding the typical distortion of visuals to indicate a character is getting high, we instead focus on their emotional state. The key to this is when he walks into an art gallery and meets a stranger named Lorraine. She’s a humorous yet chaotic presence who takes an immediate interest in Paper Boi in a wonderfully charismatic performance by Ava Gray. As Lorraine challenges the rapper on her biggest insecurities and fears, we see how the two play off each other perfectly to better bring out who their characters are. In particular, we see how often shy and insecure Paper Boi can be when juxtaposed with the suave and confident Lorraine. Henry brings this to life with a precision that is felt in every aspect of his performance. From the oft-interrupted way he speaks with uncertainty woven into his tone to that closed posture and peering eyes, we begin to feel just how vulnerable he is. Even his laughter and charm deepens this, quickly turning into deflection when put on the defensive.


This has been the most intriguing aspect Henry has brought to Paper Boi through the show. You can see him all the way back in “Barbershop” where he just wanted to get a haircut, despite being dragged into bigger and bigger disasters that he seemed unable to escape. Regardless of his desire to get out of the situation, Henry showed the character’s sense of sheepishness that held him back from doing so. It’s all part of how he’ll show the truth beneath Paper Boi’s tough exterior, letting his guard down piece by piece when confronted with hard truths. In particular, when Lorraine reads it like a book at the end of the episode, we see him literally fall into a shaky mess that transforms him into the man he himself crossed paths with at the start. As we hear the words “don’t be like him” ring out before he passes out, Henry’s overwhelming but incisive work pays off as the pieces come together. Once again, the fear the rapper is trying so hard to contain has resurfaced despite his best efforts. The fact that Henry can hit all of these different emotional beats with such quiet confidence is amazing to see. To be able to go from a bizarre scene where Liam Neeson making an appearance as himself in a more low-key film where he captures the more nuanced internal conflicts of Paper Boi shows just how good Henry is.


From the way he creates barriers between himself and others to the way he tries to brush off anyone who tries to reach him, everything he does reveals just how intriguing the character is. It shows us how, behind all that brash confidence, he is often alone and uncertain about his future. Although he’s doing better than ever with his music, there’s still a sense that he might not be in full control and instead be at the behest of others. The strength of his performance is what makes it all work, serving as a bright spot amid the narrative’s borderline surrealism. It shows how he can do a lot with very little, speaking volumes with a little look or a chuckle that masks a deeper sadness that has been felt throughout the series. It was his dedication that made the series a character study that unfolded smoothly in its remaining episodes. In Henry’s last speech from the episode where Paper Boi interrogates Donald Glover‘s Earn know if he has the masters of his own music, he just seems tired and beaten down by it all. We feel in every word how fame, wealth and success have failed to bring him the sense of peace he still desperately seeks. It is thanks to Henry’s delicate and dedicated work that it continually strikes.



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Randy Rhoads: Shedding light on a dark sound https://tadasei.com/randy-rhoads-shedding-light-on-a-dark-sound/ Fri, 06 May 2022 10:00:00 +0000 https://tadasei.com/randy-rhoads-shedding-light-on-a-dark-sound/

Tracii Pistols: Absolutely. First of all, any experimental guitarist should have a guitar tech helping them while they play live. What Randy was actually using was an Echoplex tape retarder. Now we have these fancy echoes, where you can actually tap your foot in time on the delay and it’s the tempo of the song you’re playing, and there are time divisions you can set it to, like The Edge by U2, he has several delays. But at the time, no one had one.

On an Echoplex, you have a lever, and you have numbers that really don’t add up. It’s kind of like, maybe, milliseconds? I don’t know and I’ve used them all my life. But because the motors are so inconsistent and the voltage is so inconsistent, you can’t say “it’s 350 milliseconds there”, because every machine is different.

So what Randy basically said was, “Hey, this song is at this tempo, and I’m going to jot it down. And when I play this song, this is about the right tempo,” [chugs a slow beat], and he made these marks. If you have a song like “Killer Girls,” for example, where there’s a change in tempo, you have to have someone change that delay. You cannot play and then reach for the lever.

I found it fascinating too. It was like, wow, this guy is really one of the guys who did this. Other famous people, obviously Eddie Van Halen and Brian May, also use live tape delays. They had several tape delays. They would have one set at this speed, one set at this speed and set the on-off switches. But when you’re a young guitarist playing in clubs in Hollywood, you can’t afford four Echoplexes. Even back then they were like 700 bucks. It’s a big appliance. Yeah, when I saw that in the documentary, I said, “yeah, that’s how he did them.”

The documentary explores the “crosstown” rivalry between Eddie Van Halen and Randy, and I love the history of the Wah-Wah pedal.

Andre Relis: Obviously I wasn’t there, I can’t tell you 100% that it happened. But his guitar tech says there was major competition, it seems, between the two. But I wasn’t there. So it’s hard for me to say.

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