Category: Patrons of Cool

Rosa Parks Day: Daniel Lanois on recording iconic Neville Brothers’ anthem “Sister Rosa”

Rosa Parks Day: Daniel Lanois on recording iconic Neville Brothers’ anthem “Sister Rosa”

February is Black History Month and February 4th is Rosa Parks’ birthday [born 1913]. Rosa Parks – A Brief History From Wikipedia: Rosa Louise McCauley Parks (February 4, 1913 – October 24, […]

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An Ode to A Heart of Gold ~ Rock Icon & Crusader: Neil Young

An Ode to A Heart of Gold ~ Rock Icon & Crusader: Neil Young

Neil Young making “Le Noise”, Los Angeles, 2010. [Photo: Adam CK Vollick]   Today [November 12, 2011] is rock icon Neil Young‘s 66th birthday.  And if you’re reading this, chances are, […]

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Pharrell Williams & Daniel Lanois in the sonic laboratory

Pharrell Williams & Daniel Lanois in the sonic laboratory

When multi-Grammy winning music producer Pharrell Williams wanted to interview a multi-Grammy winning music producer about the process of sonics, who did he go to? Who else but our own […]

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Happy Birthday to “The Maker” Daniel Lanois

Happy Birthday to “The Maker” Daniel Lanois

He’s one of our founding Patrons of Cool and we want to take the opportunity to wish our friend Daniel Lanois the very happiest of birthdays.  And 10 thousand more. […]

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Kindness Is Cool: Be Kind & WIN Margaret Atwood, Nikki Sixx & Daniel Lanois SWAG!

Kindness Is Cool: Be Kind & WIN Margaret Atwood, Nikki Sixx & Daniel Lanois SWAG!

Hey, it’s our digital magazine’s First Birthday and we wanted to find a meaningful way to celebrate: and what better way than to celebrate YOU.  YOU, the misfits, the crazy ones, […]

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In Which Nikki Sixx Waxes Wise on Lyrics, Love & Legalization

In Which Nikki Sixx Waxes Wise on Lyrics, Love & Legalization

The Good Book. Recently, I sat down with my wise, dear friend, and Different Is Cool “Patron of Cool”, the dark prince of rock, Nikki Sixx. We talked about a […]

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Sonic Soul Treat: Daniel Lanois Live In Session at West 54th

Sonic Soul Treat: Daniel Lanois Live In Session at West 54th

Daniel Lanois performs at DISC’s 2011 Gateway to Bohemia event. There is a reason U2′s Bono calls Daniel Lanois the best musician he’s ever come across…his unique strumming style, fuzz […]

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DisC’s Summer of Music: Nikki Sixx, Dan Lanois & Giveaways, Oh My!

DisC’s Summer of Music: Nikki Sixx, Dan Lanois & Giveaways, Oh My!

August is a musical month – crickets chirping, waves crashing, ice cubes clinking, children squealing.  The long, hot, sonic days of summer are well and truly upon us and what […]

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In Which Daniel Lanois muses on How Music Moves Us & We Go To Music Church with Brady Blade Sr.

In Which Daniel Lanois muses on How Music Moves Us & We Go To Music Church with Brady Blade Sr.

Poster for 2012 Greenbelt Harvest Picnic-feat. Feist, Dan Lanois, Emmylou Harris & more. At Different Is Cool, we have been blessed with the most gracious, generous “Patrons of Cool” [Margaret […]

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In Which Margaret Atwood is Poised to Become a Tech Mogul & Muses on Writing, Riding & Higgsteria

In Which Margaret Atwood is Poised to Become a Tech Mogul & Muses on Writing, Riding & Higgsteria

Literary Legend Margaret Atwood regales the crowd at DisC’s Gateway to Bohemia 2011 event. As the saying goes “The best way to predict the future, is to invent it.” The […]

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