At one time, the word granular was almost always reserved for something physical or technical, for example, as a measure of the resolution of a photographic emulsion, or of how fine the sugar.
But recently, I’ve noticed granular used in office settings to indicate a level of detail that the speaker would rather avoid. It’s generally said with a certain tinge of disdain as well, something like, “Well, we could talk about that some other time, but we don’t want to get into the granular level here.”
This week New Settlers celebrates St. Patrick's Day with jigs, reels and Irish ballads. Through the years, several Celtic groups have performed in the area. We will sample from the best, including Cherish the Ladies, Cathy Ryan and her band, and Grace Griffith.
Historians will always need to visit archives and libraries, although it is truly amazing how much information is available in digital form.
A few months ago, I was looking at a Sedgwick County mapping database and was surprised when a search for material on Delano turned up a document for the community of Elgin, platted in early 1871. A quick search turned up an almost identical plat for the community of Delano a few months later. Clearly, one replaced the other.
Sunday on Soulsations, music from guitarist and producer Ray Parker, Jr. Parker was the front man for the soul band Raydio and as a successful session musician, Parker played guitar on Stevie Wonder’s Talking Book Project and Marvin Gaye’s I Want You album. He also co-wrote and recorded the theme song for the 1984 Ghostbusters movie. The Detroit-native’s career was recently honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and he's expected to release a new album this summer.
Tonight, we feature several CD releases from Wichita's own Greg Skaff. Skaff was born, raised and learned to play guitar in the Air Capitol. He studied music at Wichita State University for three semesters before moving to New York to put his passion into practice. We'll hear from the in-demand sideman's newest CD and two others, all new to our library.
Check out Skaff's website for tour dates, news and some free-to-listen songs.
This week, New Settlers celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with jigs, reels and Irish ballads. Through the years, several Celtic groups have performed in the area and we’ll sample from some of the best – including Cherish the Ladies, Cathy Ryan and her band, and Grace Griffith.