Posted by Tasha on February 8th, 2013 in Culture
Like TashaDoesTulsa.com and DO WHAT Tulsa? Odds are that you’ll love This Land Press, too. Each week we publish a variety of stories about Oklahoma, with the aim of broadening the understanding of life and culture in the state.
In case you’ve been busy, here’s a selection of what’s been posted this week.
HEY, GRAMMYS: Our video crew gets you primed and ready for The GRAMMYs Sunday night with this video, which features a track from Oklahoma singer-songwriter John Fullbright’s “From the Ground Up,” nominated for Best Americana Album with the likes of Mumford and Sons, Bonnie Raitt, The Avett Brothers, and The Lumineers. All Soul Acoustic Coffeehouse Concert Series hosted this performance of “All the Time in the World.
- Read all about John Fullbright, the Okemah-born warbler who surprised the music industry with a Grammy nomination for his debut studio album.
- In this audio short, This Land Audio Producer Abby Wendle sits down (and growls) with GRAMMY-nominated Oklahoma musician John Fullbright to talk—but what else?—God and Oklahoma.
CHEW ON THIS: Did you know that the first Girl Scouts cookie sale was held in Muskogee, Oklahoma? Before Tagalongs and Thin Mints and door-to-door sales, the Scouts baked their own sugar cookies and sold them out of a school cafeteria.
DO THIS: Having been lauded in columns in hometown newspapers and on the stages of local festivals, all the way up to the Grand Ole Opry and The GRAMMYs, Oklahoma’s musicians haven’t come up short on talent or praise. This month, lots of that big talent will hit the road that leads home. Grab your calendar and check out this list of local shows starring Oklahoma’s own.
HANDFISHERY: Holly Wall tries her hand at noodling in this write-up, perfect reading ahead of the Bassmaster Classic coming to Tulsa later this month.
MEATY: In this audio piece by Abby Wendle, Spring Houghton, Apollonia Pina and Holly Clay-Buck recount the day they gutted, skinned and ate the first animal they had ever helped kill.
A SYMPHONY OF BEES: A veteran of operation Enduring Freedom finds peace and quiet among humming bee hives. Mark Brown writes.
BUY A BOOK, GET A MUG: What better way to stay warm than with a good book and a mug of a hot, tasty beverage? We agree. That’s why when you buy one of our books, you get a This Land bistro mug FREE.
What have you been reading/watching/listening to this week?