Guest Speaker in Class: Dr. Andy McCoy

This week in class we will have a guest speaker. His lecture will be the first of three lectures that he will give at the school this week on text.soul.culture.

Andy is a graduate of mhgs, with a MACP. He then went on to do a Ph.D. in Theology at the University of St. Andrews, where I did my post-graduate work. We overlapped a year in that little town on the shores of the North Sea. I look forward to hearing Andy this week. I hope you will enjoy his take on the integration of theology and psychology. He is the first of our alumni lectures series speakers. Very exciting!

Description of Lecture:
MHGS believes that Christian faith is a call to transforming worship of God amidst the interplay of text, soul and culture. But what does it truly mean to worship God in a suffering world and how does that affect the work of all who would be activists for the Gospel of Christ? This lecture series will offer theological reflection on each of the three MHGS themes in light of biblical lament as both a human response to suffering and a human response of worship. I will propose that lament shapes our relationship with God and others by bringing honest expression of pain into the context of our expectations about God's redemption of creation through Christ.

Jimmy Smith - The Sermon!

The seven sides on The Sermon! (1958) come from a pair of studio dates, the first of which was held August 25, 1957 and includes Jimmy Smith (organ), Lee Morgan (trumpet), George Coleman (alto sax), Curtis Fuller (trombone), Eddie McFadden (guitar), Kenny Burrell (guitar) and Donald Bailey (drums). This was followed by a second exactly six months (to the day) later on February 25, 1958. Along with Smith, present and accounted for during the session were Lou Donaldson (alto sax) replacing Coleman in addition to contributions from Tina Brooks (tenor sax) and the ubiquitous Art Blakey (drums). From the '57 confab are the popular music standards "S'Wonderful" and "Blue Room". The former is given an unhurried mid-tempo workout as Morgan banters sublime licks with McFadden. Fuller's full round tones effortlessly manoeuvre "Blue Room" with the intimate trio of Bailey and Smith in support. The real essence can be heard in the variety of styles utilized in the latter gathering. An emotive "Lover Man" is punctuated by Donaldson's fluid leads behind Smith's heartfelt changes. This is sharply distinguished by the longer jams featuring Burrell, Blakey and mighty impressive blows throughout from Morgan and Brooks. They ride hard on the Bird classics "Confirmation" and an intense "Au Privave". Brooks' solos are much of the reason why each excels with such bop finesse and are best experienced rather than simply read about. "Flamingo" is a sumptuous ballad that allows Morgan and Burrell to trade some laid back lines within the context of an unencumbered rhythm section. Whether upgrading the mid ‘80s CD or discovering the platter for the first time, The Sermon! is a prime example of Smith and company's myriad of talents. - by Lindsay Planer, AMG

Artist: Jimmy Smith
ALbum: The Sermon!
Year: 1957-58
Label: Blue Note (24-bit remastering by R. Van Gelder, 1999)
Quality: eac-flac, cue, log, artw.
Total time: 40:13

1.  The Sermon (Jimmy Smith) 20:12
2.  J.O.S. (Jimmy Smith) 11:59
3.  Flamingo (Edmund Anderson/Ted Grouya) 8:01

Jimmy Smith (Organ)
Lee Morgan (Trumpet)
Lou Donaldson (Alto Saxophone) - 1
George Coleman (Alto Saxophone) - 2
Tina Brooks (Tenor Saxophone) - 1
Kenny Burrell (Guitar) - 1,3
Eddie McFadden (Guitar) - 2
Art Blakey (Drums) - 1,3
Donald Bailey (Drums) - 2

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New Point In Series From Olin Business School Promotes Ceo Videos .

(1888PressRelease) Olin and the Brookings Institution Press release a run by professor Jackson Nickerson offering practical solutions and strategies for today's managers. St. Louis, MO-IL Imagine telling your boss that the project to re-organize your section is wrong-headed via a secured anonymous e-mail and he responds to your business in a video message delivered to everyone in the company. Fiction?

No, it's called "ChangeCasting" and a new overture to leading organizational change outlined in a script by professor Jackson Nickerson, the beginning in a series from the Brookings Institution Press and Olin which offers practical solutions and strategies for today's managers. In this era of YouTube, Skype, iChat and v-casts, video is everywhere. And Jackson Nickerson, PhD, the Frahm Family Professor of Administration and Strategy at Capital University in St. Louis' Olin Business School, says CEOs and managers can tackle the force of video to lead and speed change within their businesses. Leading Change in a Web 2.1 World introduces a web-based access to communication that Nickerson calls "ChangeCasting." It opens up a two-way street, linking the box post and employees at every stage of a company via frequent and focused brief video messages from the CEO and secured anonymous e-mail feedback from employees. "Business strategies used to go upwards of a decade," Nickerson says. "Now, it's not strange to see changes in business strategy every two or 3 years. "Communicating the need for change requires leaders who can build confidence and make understanding within their organization. Using the latest technology with the principles and procedure of ChangeCasting facilitates the exchange of ideas that is requisite for strategic change," he says. Several major corporations have successfully integrated ChangeCasting into their management process. In his book, Nickerson discusses these examples, why leading change is hard and how web-based tools are effective and good for leadership and organizations subject to change. Leading Change in a Web 2.1 World is a practical "how-to and know-why" guide, according to its author. It is written for busy managers to take on a two-hour flight who wish to hit the base running and give the practical concepts in the work immediately. Nickerson says ChangeCasting works for companies of all sizes, public or private, and can be exploited by managers at several levels. Leading Change in a Web 2.1 Man is the 1st record in the series Innovations in Leadership from the Brookings Institution and distinguished business faculty at the Olin Business School. Future titles will cover topics such as negotiation, repairing trust and critical and creative thinking. Each book will be concise, accessible, action-oriented and focussed on current leadership challenges and research-based solutions. Nickerson is a Brookings nonresident senior fellow in governance studies and manager of Brookings Executive Education. He too is editor of Brookings Press' new Innovations in Leadership Series. About Olin Business School: Olin Business School at Capital University in St. Louis is an asylum of leaders: distinguished business faculty. exhilarated, brilliant students. and successful, energized alumni. Our 12 business degree and nondegree programs emphasize rigorously analytical, critical-thinking skills; applied learning; global competence; and communication and collaboration skills - advancing today's business man and tomorrow's global leaders. Learn more about Olin Business School on the Web at: Web site: Facebook: YouTube: Source:

Forced Entertainment – The Charge of it All

Forced Entertainment - The Charge of it All

So the show is I can`t really objectively review a execution by a society who I`ve seen nearly twenty times when, in a way, they`re almost all a continuance of the same performance, it`s just sometimes they`re all sat down talking quietly and sometimes they`re all running around and shouting.

I was talking to Tim Etchells, their director/writer/dramaturg/top lad afterwards and he said it`s like a real slow soap opera, and he`s right, the relationships between the performers evolve like those in a soap. It was fascinating watching Jerry being in direction and pushing the newbies about when it doesn`t appear so long since he was the debutante being abused. But still, Richard is the low to separate from the initial structure, Cathy and Claire hold everything together and Terri is the chaos provider in the slightly shorter skirt, "what if heroin wasn`t addictive?" This is, in my personal taxonomy of forced entertainment shows at least, a shouty show rather than a talky show, but it`s often better realised than the final match of shouty shows, the medicine is often more kindly and less obvious (no 20th Century Boy here, just random Japanese lounge tracks). It`s knockabout, in a safe way, not weighed down by Big Themes (although obviously it`s still all about death, as all Forced Ents shows are*). I marvel if the discipline of having to learn dances has made them really cut to the track with the other bits, to be more focused on what these characters are on stage for, which I thought World in Pictures (the last big shouty show from 2006) in detail was lacking.I was laughing throughout, although many of these jokes may have been entirely in my head.

What was fascinating was the amount of walkouts. There`s always one or two who have seen a non-specific review or get on with their mates and require A Play, which it isn`t, but there were probably twenty who were mainly, according to my sources, students from one particular performance course [cough]Sussex[cough] which I find mind-boggling. When we first saw forced ents in 92 (possibly 93) we spent the remainder of our time at college shamelessly ripping them off because they opened so many new doors for us, so to pass out an hour in (the evidence was 100 minutes without interval) is, at its basest, to miss stuff you can nick. If there are more exciting and innovative companies out there I actually need to bed about them, is it only because the performers are mainly in their 40s now? That The Kids don`t get it? But really, who does theatre (based performance, for lack of a better phrase) better?

I hold on meaning to send Stewart Lee an email asking if he`s aware of them as heavy chunks of the philosophical parts of his (groundbreaking, awesome) book sound remarkably like Tim Etchells` approach to performance, I marvel if this is region of the overarching "Mark E Smith is the core of all that is interesting" theory as both Stew and Tim have confessed to early Fall performances having a big influence on their thinking_

The Kick of it All continues at the Riverside, Hammersmith until 6 November, then Meet in Manchester, Rotterdam and Vienna!

Both photos by Hugo Glendinning.

*the 90s shows were about drinking, sex and death, but drink and sex are less apparent now, particularly drinking

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