Peter Himmelman s Furious World, a live, online Rock and Roll variety show hosted by the accomplished singer-songwriter debuted in 2008 with a microphone, a camera and an internet stream. It now operates with a multi-camera, multi-audio portable Newtek Tricaster TV studio hosted live by ustream.tv (it also streams on the ustream homepage) and performances often air from Himmelman's high-end home studio, to thousands of viewers. The highly improvised show features the sharp-witted Himmelman along with special guests, musical performances, and artistic interludes.
Past guests on Furious World include American Idol alum Brooke White, Wayne Kramer (MC5), folk artist Dan Bern, producer Larry Klein, Pandora founder Tim Westergren and Food, Inc. director Robert Kenner.
Recurring segments include Turtle Talk featuring a philosophic tortoise named King Ferdinand, a poetic video montage known as Phantoms Of The 405, and a call-in segment, Speak Out, that typically ends the show.
Music Player (add website here) will be streaming upcoming episodes of Furious World on their sites, which include Keyboard Player, Guitar Player and EQ. The shows will also be archived for playback. “Music Player’s online community is one of the most interesting places on the web for musicians to get information and inspiration.” says Himmelman.
“MPN’s content is always focused on helping musicians sound better and play better,” says Guitar Player Editor in Chief and Group Editorial Director Michael Molenda. “So it’s a real thrill to share Peter’s compelling and unique views on creativity, music production, and live performance—as well as his fabulously wry sense of humor—with our community.”
Furious World will be airing a series of new episodes this summer, the first of which will premiere August 17 with special guest Jim Keltner. Keltner is best known for his session work with George Harrison, John Lennon and Ringo Starr. He's also worked with Roy Orbison, Jerry Garcia, The Rolling Stones, Carly Simon, Bob Dylan and many more. Stay tuned for schedule and special guest updates.