"A Shortcut through
An hour-long retrospective--"A Shortcut Through 2008" celebrates
this incredible year with an exciting, emotional blend of the sounds, music
and historic events of the past twelve months, including looks at the collapse
of Wall Street and the economy, the financial and political scandals, the
wild fires, the ice storms, and our fragile ecology, the shifts in media
and culture and one of most memorable political campaigns in history, ending
with a personal tour of the White House conducted by past, present and future
Presidents. Barack Obama-The Remix (works
as a companion to this program).
Featuring commentary from Barack Obama, Studs Terkel, George Carlin, Hillary
and Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Tim Russert, Heath Ledger, David Letterman,
Sarah Palin, John McCain, Al Franken & Tom Davis,Harvey Korman, Mel
Brooks, Elliot Spitzer, John Edwards, Katie Couric, Tom Cruise, Christian
Bale, Arthur C. Clark, Ronald Reagan, Richard Nixon, John Dean, Stephen
Colbert, Michael Phelps, Derek Jeter, Charles Gibson, Bernard Madoff, Michael
Straham, James Taylor, Josh Brolin, Ted Kennedy, Brad Pitt, Mike Meyers,
Bill Maher, Colin Powell, Jimmy Stewart, Chico & Groucho Marx, Governor
Rod R. Blagojevich, O.J. Simpson, Morgan Freeman, Don Pardo, John F. Kennedy
and many others.
Music from Brazilian Girls, Coldplay, John Legend, N.E.R.D., Ludacris,
Lupe Fiasco, A.R. Rahman (Slumdog Millionaire), Bruce Springsteen, The Real
Tuesday Weld, Was (Not Was), Clint Mansell (The Wrestler), Quiet Village,
Mr. Scruff, Hans Zimmer & James Newton Howard, Neal Hefti, Jimi Hendrix
& Mitch Mitchell, Barry Adamson, Danny Elfman (Milk), Peter Gabriel,
Alexandre Desplat (Benjamin Button), Nina Simone, Alex Wurman, Malcolm Lockyer,
Roy Budd and more.
Tributes to Odetta, Bo Diddley, Isaac Hayes, Bernie Mac, George Carlin,
Paul Newman, Levi Stubbs(Four Tops), Charlton Heston, Miriam Makeba, Maharishi
Mahesh Yogi, Mitch Mitchell, Bettie Page, Yma Sumac, Eartha Kitt, Arthur
C. Clarke, John Stewart & Nick Reynolds (Kingston Trio), Jerry Wexler,
Ira Tucker (Dixie Hummingbirds), Sydney Pollack, Richard Widmark, Ivan Dixon,
Bobby Murcer, Utah Phillips, Harold Pinter, William F. Buckley Jr., Michael
Crichton, Yves Saint Laurent, Lou Dorfsman, Tony Schwartz, Don LaFontaine,
Jimmy McGriff, Lou Teicher (pianist), Cachao, Jimmy Giuffre, Walter (Killer)
Kowalski, Eddy Arnold, Earl Palmer & Buddy Harman (legendary drummers),
Earle Hagen (Andy Griffith Theme), Majel Barrett-Roddenberry, Jim McKay,
W. Mark Felt (Deep Throat) and many more.
Produced by Peter Bochan
(Hearing Voices Version)
"Barack Obama-The Remix!"
***** Amusing, Political, Sound Rich
"The yearly Shortcuts series has become a genuine pubradio tradition--
something we radio folk look forward to, secure in knowledge our listeners
are gonna love it. It's a musical voxpop & sound-bite tour of the past
year, and a tour de force of sonic-editing sweat, song, speech, and segue.
2007's Shortcuts got it all: global warmth, Imus' hot seat, The Sopranos
swan song, steroids in baseball, and Bhutto's assassination. Instant nostalgia,
history and overview. Weeks after we broadcast the 2006 Shortcuts we were
still getting gushing listener calls" "What was that great hour you played
with news-clips and pop-culture and music and all kinda mixed together and..."
etc., etc. Shortcuts is an annual audio extravaganza and audience pleaser.
(Producer) Barrett Golding , KGLT
January 4, 2008
Mixing music, dialogue
from soundtracks, press conferences, sound effects and other sources,
presented a wide variety of themes over the past thirty years, including
programs on growing up, growing old, going crazy, being afraid, alone,
in love; shows on music, space, race and politics from Watergate to Whitewater,
plus retrospectives featuring the major events of each passing year. Recorded
and mixed digitally, shortcuts features no narration, it's message evolves from the careful
juxtaposition of the various elements.
The 40th Anniversary Mix!
"Shortcuts-25th Anniversary Special"- 1972-1997:
twenty-five years of Shortcuts,
now on 3 compact discs and cassettes.
"A Finger on the Pulse of the Nation!"
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