Another Awesome NPR Tiny Desk Concert: Sampha

No one knows me like the piano in my mother’s home
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Bobby Carter | March 21, 2017 — “There’s nothing new under the sun / It’s never what you do, but how it’s done,” Nas rapped on “No Idea’s Original.”

Such is the case with the South London singer, songwriter and producer Sampha. His originality lies in delivery and tone, which is why he’s been summoned by some of hip-hop and R&B’s biggest names years before the release of his first album. (Kanye’s “Saint Pablo” and Drake’s “Too Much,” for example, could have lacked emotional value without Sampha’s contributions.) Sampha’s music is more feel everything than feel good, which is why his fans hold him so close to their hearts.

The vulnerability on his debut, Process, isn’t hard to dissect, but can be downright agonizing to digest; his immediate family has been riddled with disease and ailments, with both his parents succumbing to cancer. Process finds Sampha interpreting this complicated emotional prism — and confronting his own mortality through it.

Sampha stopped by the NPR offices to perform 3 tracks from Process. The result is a Tiny Desk Concert as intimate as it gets (and that’s saying something). It’s just him, a piano and these heart-wrenching songs that we reckon double as coping mechanisms.

Process is available now:
iTunes: itunes.apple.com
Amazon: amazon.com

Set List
“Plastic 100°C”
“(No One Knows Me) Like the Piano”
“Blood On Me”

Musicians
Sampha (vocals, keys)

Credits
Producers: Bob Boilen, Bobby Carter, Niki Walker; Audio Engineer: Josh Rogosin; Videographers: Niki Walker, Morgan Noelle Smith; Editor: Morgan Noelle Smith; Production Assistant: A Noah Harrison; Photo: Claire Harbage/NPR.

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freetoken  Mar 29, 2017 • 7:21:21pm

Isn’t NPR on the chopping block??

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freetoken  Mar 29, 2017 • 7:24:44pm

I didn’t know that the trigger was pulled, but evidently it was today:

Secure exit? How will Brexit affect UK security?

In the historic letter triggering Article 50 published on Wednesday, the Prime Minister Theresa May warned that failure to negotiate an agreement could damage security cooperation and the fight against crime and terrorism.

The arguments over the security implications for the UK that circulated at the time of the June 2016 referendum are now being revived, but with rather more substance.

[…]

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gocart mozart  Mar 29, 2017 • 7:25:34pm
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freetoken  Mar 29, 2017 • 7:26:28pm

Seems rather optimistic:

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gocart mozart  Mar 29, 2017 • 7:32:29pm
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gocart mozart  Mar 29, 2017 • 7:32:50pm
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Charles Johnson  Mar 29, 2017 • 7:34:24pm
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gocart mozart  Mar 29, 2017 • 7:44:25pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 29, 2017 • 7:48:27pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 29, 2017 • 7:49:49pm

re: #9 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 29, 2017 • 7:52:25pm

Judge Watson wasn’t having none of that nonsense that DOJ lawyer Readler was spewing.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Mar 29, 2017 • 7:53:21pm

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FormerDirtDart  Mar 29, 2017 • 7:53:57pm
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teleskiguy  Mar 29, 2017 • 7:55:46pm

Probably one of my more horrifying headlines. My latest page:

Climate Scientist Faces Off With the Virulently Anti-Science House Science Committee

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Joe Bacon  Mar 29, 2017 • 7:56:04pm

re: #6 gocart mozart

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Fine. Now let’s get a hold of the browsing history of Members of Congress!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 29, 2017 • 8:00:29pm

Angie Glespie had a problem with her Facebook page. So she wanted to try to call the social network’s headquarters for help.

“I went to Google and I just typed in Facebook customer service,” she said, “and the first company that populated looked very reputable to me.”

The link took her to a webpage with Facebook’s familiar blue logo, a smiling phone rep, and a phone number for Facebook customer care service.

So she called, and says “a man answered the phone, he was very difficult to understand, so I then explained the situation, and that I needed help.”

But she was stunned by his response.

“He said sure, I can do that for you for a nominal fee of $99,” Glespie said. “I just kinda said that’s ridiculous, that’s ridiculous. And he is just that is how it works.”

She refused to pay.

It turns out the number was not really for Facebook, according to a phone listing search.

So we called the number, to ask who was behind it, but all we got was a recording saying “this mailbox is full.” There was no mention of any company’s name in the message.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 29, 2017 • 8:01:50pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 29, 2017 • 8:03:41pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 29, 2017 • 8:04:44pm

re: #17 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Belafon  Mar 29, 2017 • 8:09:46pm
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teleskiguy  Mar 29, 2017 • 8:10:08pm

re: #14 teleskiguy

Yippee! Dr. Mann retweeted this page!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 29, 2017 • 8:10:30pm

he is beyond disgusting

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Shiplord Kirel  Mar 29, 2017 • 8:13:25pm

No computers necessary! Dazzling visuals from famed choreographer Busby Berkeley.

Watch the marvelous FOOTLIGHT PARADE starring James Cagney and Joan Blondell, now streaming on Warner Archive!

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Shiplord Kirel  Mar 29, 2017 • 8:25:26pm

re: #22 Backwoods_Sleuth

he is beyond disgusting

NO! NO!
Hell fucking no! Bite my ass, draft dodging piece of shit!


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