3.17.14: Redeployment, Prosthetic Drum Arm & Paddy Moloney

Mar 17, 2014

Credit via philklay.com

Happy St. Patrick's Day, the day when everyone gets to be Irish! Doff your green cap, sip (or chug responsibly) your green drink, and tune into Word of Mouth. Slàinte! 

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  • From the Wall Street Journal to the New York Time Sunday Review, Phil Klay’s debut collection of stories Redeployment has been garnering accolades from all the critics, including the Times’ Michiko Kakutani who wrote of Redeployment: “Mr. Klay has a radar-sharp ear for how soldiers talk — a potent mix of bravado, sarcastic humor, macho posturing and military jargon — and he’s adept, too, at delineating the deeper emotions that lie beneath the swagger.” Phil Klay is a writer and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He served in Iraq from 2007-2008.

Prosthetic Drum Arm

  • The perks of advancing prosthetics aren’t limited to sports. Gil Weinberg is founding director of the Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology. He joined us to talk about the robotic prosthesis he recently developed for drummer Jason Barnes, who lost an arm in an accident.

Paddy Moloney

  • The Chieftains played The Colonial Theater in Keene on Tuesday, March 11, and we were honored to have Paddy Moloney, founding member on the line.
  • We compiled an essential St. Patrick's Day Playlist. Check it out here!