10 Questions, With Mr. Skatterbrainz ((LINK))
The Verbose stream, (along with the other data streams) can be accessed directly in the child jobs of PS jobs, while the job is running. You can use it to provide an alternate data stream to report progress without doing a Receive-Job.
10 Questions, with Mr. Skatterbrainz
When it comes down to it Write-Verbose is simply unwieldy. A user has to understand HOW much of the often bazaar underpinnings of PowerShell just to print a trivial line of status information without baggage and obtuse side effects?
Well put Byron!I have nothing against the additional streams, but PowerShell will have to play well with established conventions for a long time and that is not as straightforward as I would like.I work in a large enterprise where the preferred mechanisms to invoke scheduled scripts are Control-M, or plain CMD. I have no choice but to limit my output to the equivalent of stdout and stderr, or occasionally write directly to a CSV file. Most of the scheduled tasks run out of office hours where yellow or red formatting is meaningless, but it is vital to *capture* that red text along with the plain text in the log files.
I also like using the color options of write-host to make it easy to spot section headers and results (similar to write-warning and write-error). In this sense it really is more like creating UI elements, with the actual results being sent to the output pipeline as objects. Combine that with something like the Get-ConsoleAsHtml.ps1 script from and you can get full color logs that are easy for a human to quickly understand.
The MP3s provided here are from Jim Mason's A Face In The Crowd CD. When I saw that title on his CD cover I immediately flashed on the great movie of the same name; a potent satire on America's popular culture, featuring a tremendous performance by that folk singing Andy Griffith. That was a smart movie and Jim's a really literate guy. Here again is a theme I sense in his creative interests: connecting with the "common man."
Before embarking on a successful career as a west coast concert producer (Humphrey's Concerts by the Bay, San Diego) and "Music Without Boundaries" radio host, Links buddy KENNY WEISSBERG was as a radio personality and newspaper music critic in Boulder, Colorado. In 1981, with the help of musician friends like Sam Broussard, Jaime Kibben and Tim Duffy, Kenny mounted his rock band The Kritix, which he premiered at the legendary Blue Note club on the Boulder Mall. What may have initially been conceived as a one-night pastiche of theatrics and New Wave style garage rock went over so well that Kenny kept the act together over the following couple years. Always tuned into media, Kenny had his appearances captured on video and several are now available on a limited edition DVD produced by Dave Foster (learn more about him at www.davefostermedia.com), who has uploaded four to YouTube. Click on the following links to go to YouTube to see performances of:
Lee is interested in performing in association with political campaigns. Lee Trees' 2004 release Shadow Play featured names familiar to the Colorado jazz community: Lee Trees / vocals, guitar; Kip Kuepper / keyboards, bass; Bob Rebholz / flutes, ewi; Garner Pruitt / flugel horn; Christian Teele / drums, percussion; Eric Gunnison / keyboards; Steve Conn / B3, accordian; Mark Oblinger / background vocals
Announcing "Power Rock Guitarist!" Jinx at The Walrus in Boulder circa 1983 BOULDER HISTORY: KBCO SONGWRITER COMPETITION Boulder, Colorado radio station KBCO in the 1970s and '80s sponsored a series of songwriter competitions in which writers from anywhere could submit songs for judging with the winner awarded a Martin acoustic guitar and an opportunity to perform at the event announcing the winner. It was an event tinged with irony given that KBCO, as a station, was never particularly supportive of the Boulder music scene. I don't believe that to be a snarky comment as much as a matter of fact. The station, which was a historical (though not a direct business) descendant, of KRNW had been home to disc jockeys Kenny Weissberg and Peter Rodman. Rodman continued with KBCO, where he launched his successful "Sunday Night with Peter Rodman" rock/talk show. In 1979, the judging was done by a 12-person panel, that included Weissberg and Rodman, who demanded that Gretchen Peters be declared the "winner." (Weissberg is often considered the person who "discovered" Gretchen as a 17-year old songstress.) In 1980 it was just Weissberg and Rodman doing the judging, and in 1981 it was just Rodman. The descending number of participating judges pretty clearly demonstrates the distancing of KBCO station management from the entire enterprise.
The names indicated in bold are individuals currently profiled on this Links page. The response to the photograph above has brought a wave of nostalgia over those Boulderites who were around the year the photograph was taken. It has also reminded people of the guy who was the honoree of the event, Music Store owner Warner Logan. Joey DeLauro (aka Joe Nelly): "Warner let my band The Cheaters use the basement of his store for our rehearsals. He was one of the guys who on Friday and Saturday nights would just make the rounds of the clubs and see how everybody was doing. And if somebody blew an amp or needed something, he would run off to his store and pick up whatever was required and bring it back. It wasn't a money making thing with him. He was just looking out for everybody..."
Joey Conway: "Warner was one of those Colorado people who lent us instruments, let us try out anything, really supported the musicians who were working $6/hour day jobs and playing out at the Hungry Farmer on the weekends. There's a story there because Prosound and now Guitar Center don't do that. I remember going into The Music Store (on the same block as the Aristocrat home of the biggest breakfast for the buck) and buying one of the first digital tuners so I could tune my Wurlitzer e-piano with a soldering iron. This was before I had a credit card or credit and Patrick let me take it for a handshake and $10 a week payment. No signature required and when I asked him if he wanted so see my driver's license, he said 'why? know you, you'll pay it.' And I did."
ABOVE: Joey Conway in a picture taken at the Pearl reunion at Nissi's. He is with 'Sally Bowman (left) and Nissi's Teresa Taylor (formerly of the Jim Guercio/Caribou Ranch operation). (RAR NOTE: I don't really know Joey but have exchanged emails with him and I think I hope to talk with him one day. Before I do, though...this picture of him...could somebody tell me truthfully - is Joey Conway the Devil?)
"Kim's big claim to fame was his stint with Spyrogyra. He is on one of their early albums. A great player, fast and melodic, who had the funk-slap thing down at a time when it was a complete mystery to me. Thus I wished for his technique to leave his body and enter mine in a single handshake. Didn't happen like that, although I guess I can hold my own these days.
"Did you never come over to the Ranch? I wouldn't blame you if you didn't. A whole cast of characters went through the place, most of whom found it attractive either for its immediate proximity to North Boulder liquor or for its ample back yard for the parking of inoperative vehicles. It was originally settled by me, Lenny, and Fred Jaeger, who was the original singer for the Pedestrians. He did not last long with the band but continued to live there for a year or so. After that I stuck with the place for another couple of years, during which time a number of nefarious characters darkened various doorways in their turn."
I couldn't not use (pardon the d.n.) this shot of Joe and Jim. I love the Four Freshman -- you know, after the accident -- bonhomie of the thing. (They are okay with it now.) It says something about a sweeter time and makes me grin.
And RARWRITER would like to further report that the existence of Big Foot is questioned in the music community as well! We may have fraud upon fraud here! I have searched the ASCAP data base using keywords "Big" and "Foot" and come up with several "Feat" and a number of "Bigs" but found no single occurrence of the name "Big Foot." RARWRITER is embarrassed to report that, at this time, I can neither confirm nor deny the existence of Big Foot. That is, however, John Ims pictured there on the left with "Safari Jim," who apparently will not be photographed without his weapon of choice. (See Jim Mason on the At Large Links.)
Buchanan's long-standing alcohol and substance problems worsened with time, culminating in a domestic dispute with his wife at their Reston, Virginia home in 1988. She called the police, who arrested Buchanan. Several hours later Buchanan was found hanged in his cell. His cause of death was officially recorded as suicide, a finding disputed by some of Buchanan's friends and family. He was only 48 years old. (Wickipedia)
From the Tommy Bolin Archives - Candy (seated) with Zephyr mates John Faris, Tommy Bolin, David Givens and Robbie Chamberlin. Photo by Rod Dyer. MICHAEL CLARKE (1946-1993) Michael was the son of a painter-father and a musician-mother and was "discovered" in San Francisco's North Beach by singer/songwriter Ivan Ulz. Despite an acrimonious relationship with his mates in The Byrds (he was fired and replaced by session drummer Jim Gordon for The Notorious Byrd Brother sessions) he made it to the Rock'n Roll Hall of Fame with that unit. Michael struggled with alcohol and died of liver failure. During his final days he is said to have expressed a wish to appear on television in the hope of alerting children to the dangers of alcoholism. Following his wishes, Clarke's girlfriend Susan Paul started a foundation in Clarke's name, called the Campaign for Alcohol-free Kids. In 1994, Michael's paintings were published in Dick Gautier and Jim McMullan's book, Musicians As Artists. It has been written that drummer Michael Clarke was not an accomplished musician when he joined The Byrds - in fact was recruited for his resemblance to Rolling Stones founder Brian Jones. The resemblance in this photo from 1966 is notable. PERSONAL NOTE: Michael may not have started his career as a formidable musician, but in reviewing a performance by his short-lived band The Bad Boys (which included Milt Muth, Michael Reese, and John Manikoff), I wrote that "Michael Clarke lays down a foundation on which you could build a sports arena." He had become a hard hitter. 350c69d7ab