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first_imgLive For Live Music: Will you tell us how you came up with the concept of Conspire To Smile?Reid Genauer: I found myself like many of us: stuck, starting with a sense of awe and dismay. It’s not only politics that plays into it. There’s also the #MeToo movement and all the exceptional weather events related to climate change. There are just a lot of big moving parts happening at once. Social media is a cultural revolution that has no point of view. In the sixties, there was the intent to expand consciousness and lead with love and compassion. The mantra for today’s social revolution—which isn’t even described as such—is the democratization of everything, and it has a neutral point of view.Some of the big companies are coming under scrutiny for that—this idea that the power they yield has to have a point of view. My point of view is that if people are just sharing negative or inane stuff, what is any organization supposed to do? The question I ask myself is, who has a point of view and who is sharing it, besides just adding to the negative spin?It is really hard to find or to point to too many individuals or organizations who are doing that. I was scratching my head on how to free myself from feeling crippled and just demoralized and borderline hopeless and how I might help those around me. It was one of those things where it’s like the answer is always in front of you the whole time. I just thought, “That’s what music has always done.”In the sixties, there was a clear cultural intent in that they looked to music as a way to build community, to create connectivity, and to convey the positive sentiment. I mean, all of those songs are about spreading love and positivity. Nine out of ten Beatles songs are about love. So I thought why not explicitly call upon the power of music itself, the stories they tell, and the power of the collective narrative or the community it builds? That’s how the idea for Conspire To Smile was born.L4LM: How do you plan to execute your concept?RG: Regarding execution, I just started socializing the notion with a bunch of my bandmates and my extended community of musicians and musical friends, and everyone was nodding their head in violent agreement. So we all agreed on a core set of tunes, an artistic approach, and a logistical approach. It was hard to plan it all out in advance, but I just kicked it into first gear, and it’s moving.L4LM: Are the tunes chosen for the album originals?RG: No. So the album is called Conspire to Smile. The title track is a brand-new song. The other tracks are covers, but I call them “retold.” The audience will have to deliver the verdict on whether we succeeded or not. But, what we didn’t want to do was create bad covers of good songs, so I tried to do something fresh—whether it’s the instrumentation or the arrangement or the feel, so that the songs have new voices. The album is coming out under Reid Genauer and Folks, but this is the first time Strangefolk has all recorded in the studio since 1998.L4LM: How did that feel?RG: It’s awesome. It has inspired all of us on so many levels. Personally and musically, we choose a weekend to do it, but I know it’s inspired a creative lust. It proved to us that even though we don’t live in the same place right now, we can still make it happen. It was really empowering creatively.L4LM: How many songs will be on the album?RG: At least fourteen, so far: twelve covers and two originals. I intend to release them on a rolling basis when they are ready for free.L4LM: How did you decide what musicians you were going to call on for this project?RG: It was a mixture of things. Some of it was serendipity and who I ran into. Some of it is that I wanted it to not just have it be a “guitarmageddon,” so I have Ryan Mountbleau sing on it, Erik Glockler and Jon Trafton of Strangefolk. I also have Jen Hartswick who is going to sing on it—she has an amazing voice—and Aaron Maxwell from God Street Wine, so partly I was curating based on who was going to crush it vocally. Also, Elliot Peck from Midnight North; she sings like an angel.I was thinking about some other filters too—people with unusual voices who could lend that “other” to it—so that the songs can be retold. Jason Crosby, who has been my bandmate, is an obvious one, plus Scott Metzger and others. That was all part of it, but the other part was that I wanted people who were intimately part of my musical community. Instead of going wide and asking strangers, it’s a coming together for those who are already converted, so to speak.It was important to me that it was a tightknit group, so that the artists were exhibiting behavior that might extend to the audience and beyond. In the back of my head, sure, I would love for it to be a global movement, but my ambition is modest. Let’s say collectively between Strangefolk and Assembly of Dust, we speak directly to 20,000 people, and let’s say ten percent of those people participate—I don’t mean in the Kickstarter, but participate in finding some sense of comfort, orientation, or relief. That’s a win. That’s a huge amount of energy that won’t get wasted, and that can be used towards more productive things.Let’s face it, a lot of the things people are bummed out about are justifiable, but because of social media and its lack of a point of view, some large percent is just this crippling spin that keeps telling the same story. That spin is what prevents you from doing something, whether it’s going for a run or spending time with your family or saving the world. You have to get out of your own way.L4LM: What will the Kickstarter go toward?RG: Well, the musicians all donated their time, but it’s the cost of putting something like this together. What I like about Kickstarter is that inherently you feel emotionally invested in what you have chosen to participate in. That is really what’s most important to me. Why not have people who are investing in the ideal and the collective? I am looking for leaders, not listeners, and that is what Kickstarter does by default, so it is a great platform for something like this.L4ML: Strangefolk played a few dates together this year. Can we expect more from the band in the future?RG: I can’t remember the dates, but the original Strangefolk lineup did not play together, I can’t remember the exact dates for upwards of ten years. In 2012, we did some reunion dates that were intended as a one-off, but it just felt good, so we have toured sporadically since then.L4LM: Is it true that Pete Shapiro left a Disney family vacation for the Strangefolk reunion?RG: [laughs] That I can’t remember, but he put the reunion together. We had hardly spoken in ten years, and Shapiro scheduled a conference call when he was opening The Capitol Theatre. He got us all on a conference call and in Pete Shapiro manner was just like, “Enough of the bullshit. You guys are playing.” He had always been a close friend and a great supporter, so I think we all respected him and felt the logic and enthusiasm in what he was saying. He, like many cool things as of late, deserves the credit for putting us back together.[Photo: Geoff Tischman via Reid Genauer’s Facebook page] Reid Genauer is a songwriter and storyteller best known for his work in Assembly of Dust and Strangefolk. Recently, Genauer has joined forces with a cooperative of musicians—including Jen Hartswick, Elliot Peck, Ryan Montbleau, Jason Crosby, Scott Metzger, and more—for a new studio album, Conspire To Smile. The title track of Conspire To Smile, which has already been released, will be one of at least fourteen songs on the new album, which will feature a handful of new originals plus a number of reimagined covers.In addition to this album from Reid Genauer & Folk, the artist is also starting a social media experiment and has launched a Kickstarter campaign under the Conspire To Smile moniker, with the idea that he can inspire a positive community-building movement that will help take break up the negativity that floods social media. The Kickstarter campaign started on February 1st, with proceeds going toward funding this new project. You can listen to the first tune, the title track of Conspire To Smile, below, plus check out Live For Live Music’s interview with Reid Genauer on Conspire To Smile below.last_img read more

first_imgBy now, one win or one loss means little to the Dodgers’ collective confidence. But for Avilan, who had allowed a .345 batting average to right-handed hitters entering the weekend, two big outs on an August afternoon can mean a lot.“That gives you a lot of confidence, especially because I had an opportunity to get out of that inning in that situation, the eighth, winning by one,” he said. “It’s really good for your confidence.”That, more than one game, might bear fruit for the Dodgers come October. The count was full when Pirela, a .295 hitter, swung and missed at Avilan’s 95-mph fastball off the outside corner. Solarte grounded out weakly on a changeup, the sixth pitch he saw in the at-bat.“With that part of the order and (Avilan) having not pitched, I trust him in that spot,” Roberts said. “To get the top three guys and potentially the fourth and fifth guy, I felt that it was Avilan’s inning.”Avilan said he was well-rested after the long layoff. Perhaps his wife was not, after giving birth to the couple’s first child, Sebastian, on Monday. They’re in Miami while Avilan auditions to become the primary left-handed reliever out of the Dodgers’ bullpen. LOS ANGELES >> Dodgers pitcher Luis Avilan hadn’t thrown a pitch in nine days before he took the mound in the eighth inning Sunday against the San Diego Padres. In the blink of an eye, the tying runner was on third base with one out. The Padres’ No. 3 and No. 4 hitters were due to bat, both from the right side of the plate against the left-handed Avilan. No one was warming in the Dodgers’ bullpen.When you lead your division by 18 games on Aug. 13, this is what passes for high drama.Come October, Dave Roberts might manage the Dodgers with more caution. Sunday he challenged Avilan, and the pitcher responded by striking out Jose Pirela and retiring Yangervis Solarte on a groundout. The Dodgers held on to win, 6-4.Justin Turner hit a pair of home runs, Yasmani Grandal added another, and the Dodgers improved the major leagues’ best record to 83-34. Starting pitcher Kenta Maeda (11-4) won his fourth consecutive decision, buoyed by the Dodgers’ five-run fourth inning. “There’s another reason why I keep coming to the park and doing my best,” he said.Maeda allowed four runs (three earned) in 5 1/3 innings. He walked one batter and struck out eight. Cory Spangenberg tagged him for two home runs, including a first-inning blast that gave San Diego a 2-0 lead, but Maeda allowed just two singles otherwise.Since June 9, when Maeda was temporarily demoted to the bullpen and recorded a save, he’s lowered his ERA from 4.95 to 3.76. Only eight National League pitchers, including teammates Clayton Kershaw and Alex Wood, have won more games than Maeda (11).After the first inning Sunday, Grandal said, “I pretty much told (Maeda) to stop shaking and just concentrate on locating. By doing that, we took everything aside from what we want to throw outside of the equation and he just concentrates where he wants to throw to me.”After San Diego starter Luis Perdomo (6-7) did not allow a baserunner for three innings, the Dodgers scored five runs in the fourth inning to take a 5-2 lead. All five runs scored as a result of home runs by Turner and Grandal.Turner also hit a solo home run in the bottom of the eighth inning against Jose Valdez. It was the seventh multi-homer game of Turner’s career. Three have come this season, including two in the last week.“One of ‘em was in Arizona, where the ball flies really well,” Turner said. “The other one was a day game in Dodger Stadium, where the ball flies a lot better than a night game at Dodger Stadium. I’m just trying to take good at-bats and hit balls hard. When it’s daytime here, you get it up in the air, it’s got a pretty good chance to get out of here.”Turner leads the National League with a .346 batting average. He has 17 home runs.Dodgers left fielder Chris Taylor made a diving catch in the ninth inning to rob Wil Myers of a potential hit. That helped preserve Kenley Jansen’s perfect ninth inning — his second save in as many nights and his 32nd this season.The only thing that can slow down the Dodgers now is a day off, and they’ll get two this week — one Monday, another Thursday. This is not hyperbole. The Dodgers haven’t won fewer than three games in a week since April 16-22. That includes the week of the All-Star Game in July, when they played three times and did not lose.For the season, the Dodgers are winning more than 70 percent of their games (a .709 clip, to be exact). The Houston Astros’ .615 winning percentage is the next-best in baseball — an unusual 11-game gap between the sport’s two best teams.Sometimes, like in the eighth inning Sunday, it’s easy to appreciate the Dodgers’ mastery of a difficult task. Often, though, they make it look easy. Grandal said the players don’t take it for granted.“A lot of teams can talk about executing a plan and at times during a game they get away from it,” he said. “With us, you can have a no-hitter, a perfect game going through three or four innings. At some point we’re going to get you. We’re not going to deviate from the plan. We’re going to stick with it.”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more