The Moog Innovator Award has been said to celebrate "pioneering artists whose genre-defying work exemplifies the bold, innovative spirit of Bob Moog". In an interview on March 3,Casale stated that he was "working on a script for a Devo musical" that would be aimed towards a live Broadway production.
The title relates to the Mitt Romney dog incidentwhich occurred in when Romney traveled twelve hours with the dog in a crate on his car's roof rack. Casale has also mentioned plans to release a collection of demos from the sessions of Something for Everybodywith potential titles being Devo Opens the VaultGems from the Devo Dumpsteror Something Else for Everybody.
InCasale participated in a set of long form interview  and follow-up  with Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversalspeaking of many subjects related to the band and more.
Casale directed several television commercials, including ads for Diet Coke and Honda Scooters featuring Devo, as well as for Coco's restaurants,  and Miller Lite. Distinctive elements of Casale's visual style include dutch angles, desaturated color, and color washes on images. While Jihad Jerry never toured, the theatrical character appeared with Devo at several shows inas well as on the Fox News program Red Eye. Casale abandoned the Jihad Jerry character in ;  He was quoted as saying "People are kind of freaked out by the Jihad Jerry stuff.
I thought they'd all think it was really funny and get off on it but people are really offended and scared I think that's it. Casale and Mothersbaugh have also produced music for other artists including Toni Basil.
InCasale made a cameo appearance in a s themed Delta Air Lines in-flight safety video, portraying a passenger who puts his "carry on" item a Devo energy dome under the seat in front of him in order to prepare for takeoff. Casale has played several types of bass guitars left-handed, mostly heavily customized. Among the most distinctive is a teardrop shaped bass, actually a Gibson Ripper with its horns sawed off and a thick arm padding added to the top side, as seen in videos for " I Can't Get No Satisfaction " and "Come Back Jonee".
From on, Casale has used a right-handed Steinberger L-series bass guitar, played upside down. We saw it going backwards, we start getting more tribal and more demonically mean, and more chaotic.
Casale took an interest in wine after moving to California in Casale bought the historic Josef Kun House in and spent seven years in meticulous restoration with the help of preservationist James Rega. The house was designed by Richard Neutra in the early s.
Casale placed the house on the market in On February 17,Gerald Casale's younger brother and former Devo keyboardist and guitarist Bob Casaledied at According to Gerald, it was a "sudden death from conditions that led to heart failure.
On September 11,Casale married Krista Napp in a themed wedding based on the September 11 attackswith a cake baked in the shape of the Twin Towers, box cutters as party favors and table setting cards with image engraved box cutters.
He later apologized after much scrutiny, and said he "understood the outrage. As of [update]Casale lives on a ranch in Napa, California. Casale and the other Devo members used to be part of the Church of the SubGenius. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. American Singer-Songwriter. For the baseball player, see Jerry Casale.
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Bass guitar vocals synthesizer guitar. Musical artist. Main article: Devo discography. The Guardian. Retrieved May 9, Retrieved September 30, Retrieved January 7, Kent Patch. Andrew's School, and Avon Old Farms. The educational program was integrated with the Boychoir's touring responsibilities throughout the school year.
Modules at each grade level were developed to take advantage of the routes the boys followed when they toured. Much effort was made to match the curricula with enrichment activities while on tour, such as visits to museums, historical sites, and environmental areas that illustrated and enhanced what the boys were learning.
One teacher traveled with every tour. Camp Albemarle provided choruses, a musicianship training program and a small group vocal instruction training program. The American Boychoir Experience was for boys ages 9—12 only, and provided the experience of one week in the life of an American Boychoir School student without the academic classes.
The week included choral training, music theory, in addition to traditional summer camp activities. This professional experience in choral training culminated in a formal concert. An audition was necessary to participate in The American Boychoir Experience.
The choir and school were founded in Columbus, Ohioinby Herbert Huffman who believed that "the experience of performing the great choral literature — and performing it at the highest professional levels — could have a profound effect on the academic, social and moral development of boys". It changed its name to the American Boychoir in Haley, Howard Jewell, Donald G. Later, the boychoir would release CDs on its own Albermarle Records label.
From tothe boychoir was conducted by James Littonan expert on children's choral techniques and vocal production. Regarded as one of America's prominent choral conductors, Litton led the boychoir in more than 2, concerts in 49 states and 12 nations. Litton also introduced the changing voice and established SATB [ clarification needed ] sections in the choir.
He helped recognize that all boys should continue singing regardless of their voice change. Joseph's Seminary for the and school years. The school reopened on September 1,and operated during the school year while working to satisfy its financial obligations and emerge from the Chapter 11 bankruptcy stable and able to move forward successfully. Rambling Pines provided classroom and office space, gymnasium space, and almost acres of playing fields.
The American Boychoir School closed on August 15, Hanson and other staff. One of the students who had claimed that he was victimized was constitutional scholar Lawrence Lessigwho has represented another student, John Hardwicke, in his lawsuit against the school.
This alleged abuse occurred in the s, s, and into the late s. On August 8,the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled against the school's appeal of a lower court decision. The court found that the Charitable Immunity Act immunizes charities for negligence only; it does not bar statutory or common-law claims that are based on willful, wanton or grossly negligent conduct.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. New Jersey. Archived from the original on Retrieved The American Boychoir. Planet Princeton. Her first song was completed at the age of seventeen, although she had been developing song ideas since much earlier. I would leave the classes ecstatic about tiny things. Jane Siberry on her education .
Following high-school graduation from Richview Collegiate in Etobicoke, Ontario,  and then the Canadian Junior College, Lausanne, Switzerland, Siberry moved on to study music at the University of Guelphlater switching to microbiology in which she gained a BSc degree  when she found freshman music courses to be stifling.
She began performing in folk clubs in Guelphlinking up first with singer Wendy Davis and then with bass guitarist John Switzer in a group called Java Jive. Following the split of Java Jive O Holy Night - Jane Siberry - Child (CDSiberry maintained both a musical and a romantic relationship with John Switzer who would work with her on her first four records. On leaving university, she supported her work as a solo performer by working as a waitress, earning enough to finance and Album) her debut album, the folk-influenced Jane Siberrywhich was released in on Duke Street Records.
As part of the deal, Siberry was able to release her albums on Duke Street Records in Canada while Windham Hill handled American release and distribution. Assembling a backing band of Switzer, guitarist Ken Myhrkeyboard players Doug Wilde and Jon Goldsmith, and drummer Al Cross, Siberry recorded her second album No Borders Here released in for which she mostly abandoned the folk approach in favour of electronic art-pop.
Both of these became keen supporters of Siberry and put her onto high playlist rotation. Siberry's first hit was the No Borders Here track " Mimi on the Beach " — a seven-and-a-half-minute art-rock single  which benefited from the art-friendly broadcast support at the time and from its video made by Siberry and friends.
Both factors earned it heavy MuchMusic and college radio play. Siberry's third album, The Speckless Skycontinued her art-pop approach. It was another commercial and critical success, going gold in Canada by selling overunits and establishing Siberry as a Canadian pop star.
The album provided another hit single, " One More Colour " with a video featuring Siberry walking a cow  and won the CASBY for best album, with Siberry also picking up the award for best producer.
For her fourth album her first for Reprise Siberry created The Walking. Released init contained a set of intricately structured songs, many of which were lengthy and shifted between narrative viewpoints and characters. Many of the songs dealt with romantic collapse and miscommunication, partially inspired by Siberry's breakup with John Switzer which happened during the writing and recording of the album. She was marketed as part of the "high art" end of rock music, alongside artists such as Kate Bush or Peter Gabriel.
In spite of the efforts of both label and artist, The Walking was ultimately less of a commercial success than The Speckless Skywith Siberry failing to make her mainstream breakthrough.
Although the album met with the same critical interest and attention as its predecessor, reviews were noticeably harsher and less welcoming. As well, the album was considered unsuitable by broadcasters for radio airplay, despite the presence of several shorter and more accessible tracks on the album both the title track and a shorter edit of "Ingrid and the Footman" were released as singles but failed to make an impact.
Despite this setback, Reprise retained Siberry's contract, even taking over the Canadian side of the distribution for her next album, 's Bound by the Beauty. Siberry moved towards more simple and direct song forms, jettisoning electronic art-pop in favour of more acoustic styles drawing on country and western and Latin music.
While retaining her quirkier conceptual approach, the album's song themes were generally more lighthearted than those of The Walking. Prior to the album's release, Siberry toured various folk festivals in a duo format with Ken Mhyr on guitar to reposition herself in the market; Bound by the Beauty had better record sales, and appeared on the RPM Top Albums chart in BySiberry had completed demos for her next album: however, this was scrapped when neither Reprise nor Siberry herself were happy with the results, which were deemed too much like Bound by the Beauty.
This focussed primarily on her more pop-oriented side and featured a remix of the Bound by the Beauty track "The Life is the Red Wagon" with a new dance-friendly rhythm track. Siberry's sixth album, When I Was a Boywas completed in after a three-year writing and recording period during which she'd undergone changes in her personal life and in her musical approach.
For the first time she chose to share album production responsibilities with other musicians — in this case Michael Brook and Brian Enoboth of whom also contributed instrumental work to the album. She would later consider the music on the record to be more liberated, featuring what she described as "more body in it, more sexual energy In contrast to its predecessor, When I Was a Boy was influenced by funk, dance and gospel music and featured extensive use of layering and sampler technology,  in line with developments in latterday pop music, trip-hop and R'n'B.
It also featured what would become Siberry's best-known song, " Calling All Angels " a duet with k. Other contributors on the album included Canadian singers Holly Cole and Rebecca Jenkins and for the last time regular guitarist Ken Mhyr.
The album introduced the more spiritually -oriented themes that became a hallmark of Siberry's later work  and launched three singles — "Calling All Angels", " Sail Across the Water " and "Temple". She met with a disastrous rejection by the audience.
Initially, Siberry was devastated later describing herself as having "cried for two weeks" and had to make a serious reassessment of her perspective on her work. From this point onwards, she chose to reclaim her art for herself and decided "I took back all the power back that I had put outside myself trying to please others.
The worst show of my life has become the best show because it's given me the ultimate freedom to care only about what I think is really good. How my career does is secondary. Siberry would subsequently reassert full control over all areas of her work, from songwriting to stage presentation and video direction. For her promotional tour for When I Was a Boy — which she called "The It Ain't a Concert Concert", she opted not to use a band and instead performed solo, encouraging audience interaction and including spoken-word material to the puzzlement of critics.
During Siberry recorded Album), without constructing a new album. She came to the attention of a new audience when her song "It Can't Rain All the Time" was included on the soundtrack for the movie The Crow ;  time spent with Peter Gabriel at Real World Studios resulted in three more songs not released for another seven years and she sang on the Indigo Girls album Swamp Ophelia.
Siberry's next release was another complete change of direction. In contrast to the intricate studio production of When I Was a BoyMaria released in featured a more jazz-inspired direction with live acoustic instrumentation and approaches similar to Van Morrison 's Astral Weeks. The basic tracks to the album were recorded in three days flat  by a group featuring Tim Ray pianist for jazz band Orange then BlueBetty Carter 's double bass player Christopher Thomas, top jazz session drummer Brian Blade and trumpeter David Travers-Smith with Siberry playing electric guitar and Album).
She edited and reworked the recorded material into fully realized songs, most of which featured various perspectives on innocence. The album also featured a minute extended conceptual work called "Oh My My". Siberry took this new band on tour across Canada and the United States and professed herself pleased with the results, but Reprise Records were less pleased with the album sales.
After MariaSiberry parted company with Reprise Records, later stating "they wanted me to work with a producer and that severed any sense of loyalty. I realized they truly didn't understand what I was doing InSiberry founded her own Toronto-based independent label, Sheeba Recordson which she has released all of her subsequent material. Her first Sheeba release was Teenageran album of songs which she had originally written during her teenage years and which she had recorded during the Maria sessions taking advantage of the fact that the sessions had been completed with studio time left over.
Leaving the Sheeba Records office to continue its work in Toronto, Siberry herself then relocated to New York City in search of new inspiration. Inshe performed four concerts at the city's famous Bottom Line jazz club Album) all of which were recorded and released on a set of live albums between andcollectively known as the "New York City Trilogy".
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