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February 24, 2014 | By August Brown
James Murphy's post-LCD Soundsystem life has been more befitting a Victorian renaissance man than a former rock star. He's dabbled in outside productions , yes, but he's also perfected his own coffee blend , lobbied for MMA fighting and is now looking to reform one of New York's least sonorous spaces -- the subway turnstiles. "I started noticing that the subway sounds quite brutal," Murphy told the Wall Street Journal in a video clip discussing the potential project . "Given that all that information is already at the turnstile, why don't we just make it a nice sound?
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February 24, 2014 | By August Brown
James Murphy's post-LCD Soundsystem life has been more befitting a Victorian renaissance man than a former rock star. He's dabbled in outside productions , yes, but he's also perfected his own coffee blend , lobbied for MMA fighting and is now looking to reform one of New York's least sonorous spaces -- the subway turnstiles. "I started noticing that the subway sounds quite brutal," Murphy told the Wall Street Journal in a video clip discussing the potential project . "Given that all that information is already at the turnstile, why don't we just make it a nice sound?
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ENTERTAINMENT
October 10, 2013 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
Those on the West Coast still adjusting to a new day might want to head straight to the headphones: David Bowie has just released an epic remix of his "Love Is Lost," deconstructed by producer/LCD Soundsystem founder James Murphy. Ten minutes of noggin-rattling fun, the track, subtitled "Hello Steve Reich Mix by James Murphy for the DFA," is a joyful way to start a Thursday.  Specifically, the piece begins with applause, which gracefully evolves into an off-kilter, clapped beat.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 25, 2013 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
In case you've been lost at sea and starved of Instagram, Twitter and potable drinking water for the last six months, the Arcade Fire have a new album out Tuesday called "Reflektor. " A few years in the making and mostly produced by the band with James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem, DFA) and longtime collaborator Markus Dravs, the album is the first from the Grammy Award-winning, Montreal-based band since it snagged the album of the year award for its 2010 record, “The Suburbs.” Recently Arcade Fire has been popping up in various cities - and "Saturday Night Live" and "The Colbert Report" - to market its release, and as part of the rollout the band had announced a Tuesday, Oct. 29, L.A. gig at an undisclosed location in conjunction with the MTV Iggy and Intel "The Music Experiment 2.0. " That undisclosed location, Pop & Hiss has learned, will be outside of Capitol Records building in Hollywood.  No tickets are for sale to the show.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 3, 2010
James Murphy, the unlikely elder statesman of cool, has always laced LCD Soundsystem 's dance-punk fervor with an endearing wistfulness, from the abashed self-consciousness of "I'm Losing My Edge" to the heartfelt nostalgia of "All My Friends." LCD's latest album, "This Is Happening," continues the trend from the get-go, with a weary Murphy mulling companionship on the slow-building but ultimately incendiary album opener, "Dance Yrself Clean." Holy Ghost will open. Hollywood Palladium, 6215 Sunset Blvd.
OPINION
August 11, 1985
I was horrified about the reports in The Times about the number of families caught in the grips of poverty and the innocent victims, the children. After reading the horrors, the question looms largely in my mind: How did President Reagan get reelected? President Reagan's economic policies are the very same policies that led to the 1929 crash and the Great Depression of the 1930s. Reagan and his supporters strongly support a laissez faire policy regarding our nation's business interests.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 4, 2010
EVENTS Temecula Valley Balloon and Wine Festival Colorful hot-air balloons will dot the sky as the Temecula Valley Balloon and Wine Festival lifts off. Aerial activities include balloon shows and rides. On the ground, visitors can partake in food and wine tastings, live music, children's activities and a motocross show. Lake Skinner Recreation Area, 37701 Warren Road, Winchester. 5-11 p.m. today, 6 a.m.-11 p.m. Sat., 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun. $15-$22 per day, $50 for a weekend pass.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 25, 2013 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
In case you've been lost at sea and starved of Instagram, Twitter and potable drinking water for the last six months, the Arcade Fire have a new album out Tuesday called "Reflektor. " A few years in the making and mostly produced by the band with James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem, DFA) and longtime collaborator Markus Dravs, the album is the first from the Grammy Award-winning, Montreal-based band since it snagged the album of the year award for its 2010 record, “The Suburbs.” Recently Arcade Fire has been popping up in various cities - and "Saturday Night Live" and "The Colbert Report" - to market its release, and as part of the rollout the band had announced a Tuesday, Oct. 29, L.A. gig at an undisclosed location in conjunction with the MTV Iggy and Intel "The Music Experiment 2.0. " That undisclosed location, Pop & Hiss has learned, will be outside of Capitol Records building in Hollywood.  No tickets are for sale to the show.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 20, 2005 | Douglas Wolk, Special to The Times
James MURPHY is one angry guy, and you'd think he'd be in a better mood these days. The DFA, his record label and production partnership with Tim Goldsworthy, confers instant cachet on any artist it's associated with and recently began a two-year distribution deal with EMI. And LCD Soundsystem -- more or less his solo project in the studio and a full-throttle band on stage -- is about to release one of the most anticipated debut albums of the year, after a string of underground-hit singles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 2, 2012 | By Harriet Ryan, Los Angeles Times
A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge dismissed the criminal case against a Hollywood casting director accused of concealing his sex offender status with an alias Wednesday, saying the man had consistently provided his real name, driver's license and passport to the movie studios that employed him. "There is no dispute that every studio … was aware of his true and legal name," Judge Elden Fox said, throwing out the sole charge against Jason...
ENTERTAINMENT
October 10, 2013 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
Those on the West Coast still adjusting to a new day might want to head straight to the headphones: David Bowie has just released an epic remix of his "Love Is Lost," deconstructed by producer/LCD Soundsystem founder James Murphy. Ten minutes of noggin-rattling fun, the track, subtitled "Hello Steve Reich Mix by James Murphy for the DFA," is a joyful way to start a Thursday.  Specifically, the piece begins with applause, which gracefully evolves into an off-kilter, clapped beat.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 2, 2012 | By Harriet Ryan, Los Angeles Times
A Hollywood casting director charged with failing to comply with sex offender registry laws testified Tuesday that his use of a professional alias was not an attempt to hide his criminal past. "I've spent so long trying to become a productive member of society there's nothing I want to do to go back to jail," Jason James Murphy told a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge during a hearing in Beverly Hills to determine whether prosecutors have enough evidence to proceed to trial.
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May 2, 2012 | By Harriet Ryan, Los Angeles Times
A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge dismissed the criminal case against a Hollywood casting director accused of concealing his sex offender status with an alias Wednesday, saying the man had consistently provided his real name, driver's license and passport to the movie studios that employed him. "There is no dispute that every studio … was aware of his true and legal name," Judge Elden Fox said, throwing out the sole charge against Jason...
ENTERTAINMENT
December 10, 2011 | By Harriet Ryan, Los Angeles Times
A convicted child molester who spent recent years helping cast Hollywood movies under an alias was arrested Friday on suspicion of violating sex offender registry laws, a move his attorney decried as an injustice born out of nationwide outrage over pedophilia scandals. Los Angeles prosecutors charged Jason James Murphy, 35, with failure to file a name change and failure to file a change of address, felonies that together carry a maximum sentence of three years in state prison. The charges against Murphy resulted from a three-week investigation that followed a Times report detailing his 1996 conviction in Washington state for kidnapping and molesting an 8-year-old and his recent work as a casting associate on films featuring children, including the summer sci-fi hit "Super 8" and the upcoming comedy "The Three Stooges.
BUSINESS
November 19, 2011 | Dawn C. Chmielewski, Los Angeles Times
A convicted child molester working as a Hollywood casting director began cooperating with a Los Angeles Police Department investigation, while child protection advocates called for background checks for those with access to child actors. Jason James Murphy, who served prison time for the 1996 kidnapping and molesting of an 8-year-old boy in suburban Seattle, has spent the last decade working as a casting assistant. He helped find young actors for movies including the science fiction hit "Super 8" and the forthcoming comedy "The Three Stooges.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 4, 2010
EVENTS Temecula Valley Balloon and Wine Festival Colorful hot-air balloons will dot the sky as the Temecula Valley Balloon and Wine Festival lifts off. Aerial activities include balloon shows and rides. On the ground, visitors can partake in food and wine tastings, live music, children's activities and a motocross show. Lake Skinner Recreation Area, 37701 Warren Road, Winchester. 5-11 p.m. today, 6 a.m.-11 p.m. Sat., 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun. $15-$22 per day, $50 for a weekend pass.
BUSINESS
November 19, 2011 | Dawn C. Chmielewski, Los Angeles Times
A convicted child molester working as a Hollywood casting director began cooperating with a Los Angeles Police Department investigation, while child protection advocates called for background checks for those with access to child actors. Jason James Murphy, who served prison time for the 1996 kidnapping and molesting of an 8-year-old boy in suburban Seattle, has spent the last decade working as a casting assistant. He helped find young actors for movies including the science fiction hit "Super 8" and the forthcoming comedy "The Three Stooges.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 2, 2009 | Andrew Blankstein
The FBI has arrested an environmental activist in connection with the attempted arson of unfinished town homes in Pasadena in 2006, authorities said today. Stephen James Murphy, 43, was arrested without incident Wednesday at his home in Arlington, Texas, after being named in a criminal complaint filed last week in U.S. District Court, said FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller. According to the complaint, the Pasadena Fire Department responded to a construction site on Sept. 19, 2006, and found what it described as a "crude incendiary device" made from cigarettes that had failed to ignite.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 3, 2010
James Murphy, the unlikely elder statesman of cool, has always laced LCD Soundsystem 's dance-punk fervor with an endearing wistfulness, from the abashed self-consciousness of "I'm Losing My Edge" to the heartfelt nostalgia of "All My Friends." LCD's latest album, "This Is Happening," continues the trend from the get-go, with a weary Murphy mulling companionship on the slow-building but ultimately incendiary album opener, "Dance Yrself Clean." Holy Ghost will open. Hollywood Palladium, 6215 Sunset Blvd.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 2, 2009 | Andrew Blankstein
The FBI has arrested an environmental activist in connection with the attempted arson of unfinished town homes in Pasadena in 2006, authorities said today. Stephen James Murphy, 43, was arrested without incident Wednesday at his home in Arlington, Texas, after being named in a criminal complaint filed last week in U.S. District Court, said FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller. According to the complaint, the Pasadena Fire Department responded to a construction site on Sept. 19, 2006, and found what it described as a "crude incendiary device" made from cigarettes that had failed to ignite.
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