Randy Newman is guesting the 831th (Christ on a bike!) episode of Marc Maron´s pod WTF and talks about this and that. Well worth a listen! Maron´s intro being longer than usual, Randy appears 20 minutes in.
The winter blues plus some busy business has meant a bit of a podcast lull that probably annoys our regular listener.
Well we have taping planned for next couple of weeks on
Music TV—– Mental health redux—– Time travel / alt History in media (SSGB / Man In High Castle)—–
Alongside the usual Beatles stuff from the Irelands
I’d you’d like to join in then lmk
Have tried to contact you a few times re: sorting out yhe podcast page and replacing lost podcast links. A few AWers have asked me where the older ep links have gone – particularly the one featuring the late Mr Blaast!
If you could contact me I’ll give you the sound file links and descriptions
Until then peeps can find the back catalogue listed at
Anything new and worthwhile available?
I listen to… Richard Herrings RHLSP Guardian football weekly Radcliffe and Maconie From our own correspondent Compleatly Beatles Great Lives In our time Pappys Bangers and Mash Stuff you should know
After our little flurry of activity we have to repopulate the taping schedule so would like to see if there is any interest in participation in anything
Bootlegs – taping em, buying em, downloading em, the rights and wrongs, the best examples and worst you ever bought etc . I know @fortuneeight was keen on this
“No, I bloody haven’t listened to….” might be just me but does anyone else have an album they refuse to listen to because people won’t shut up about it or regard it as classic . For purely childish rather than taste reasons you are a refusenik. Appetite For Destruction perhaps? If you want we’ll force you to do so and give your verdict.
I know Twang wants to do a Jazz cast so help him out.
I’d still like to do a Hancock one (No not the Will Smith film)
One on the Kate Bush Before The Dawn shows to tie in with the live album release
I could easily do an Eels cast or one on Soul, the Shangri-las, new stuff, old stuff, Christmas music, one hit wonders, great musical arrangers and producers, film, books TV, theatre, Ace Records and more mental » Continue Reading.
Would like to do eps on
Retro gaming – the Speccy v Commodore Wars, arcades, the birth of the home computer and whether Manic Miner is still the best game ever.
Apocalypse – no not Brexit but would like to investigate films, games, TV, books etc about post apocalyptic world and how you would survive a zombie holocaust. Things like Survivors, The Walking Dead, Fallout 4, War Of The Triffids, Threads etc.
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This may be good.
I know some people here don’t care for Maron (there are maybe a couple who don’t care for NY) but, more often than not, it’s an interesting Podcast.
I’m saving it for tomorrow’s commute.
Calling all songwriters – am doing a podcast (hopefully) with some established artists next week and would like any questions you might have about songwriting, recording, playing out etc
Just a quick ‘saw this and thought of you lot’ post. In honour of The Beatles Anthology albums being newly available on streaming services, Mark Ellen and Kevin Howlett recorded this short official podcast for a natter about them.
There’s been admiration here for Adam Buxton’s 2013 appreciation of David Bowie (highlight for me is Buxton’s uncanny imagining of Bish Bosch-era Scott Walker covering ‘The Laughing Gnome’).
Bowiewallow parts 1 and 2 is/are Buxton’s personal response to Bowie’s death and includes interviews with various slebs and civilians whose lives were touched in some way by the odd-eyed Chameleon of Rock. In part 1 there’s a skype interview with Dara O’Kearney, who had a long correspondence by email with The Dame (one highlight for me was Buxton’s response to the background barking of O’Kearney’s dog).
Part 2 contains a (for me) extremely illuminating interview with Johan Renck, who directed the videos for Lazarus and Black Star and who, for a non-native speaker, has a formidable command of demotic English. I even learned a new expression – ‘butt-hurt’.
Did you know that @Raymond used to have a thing for Olivia Newton-John?
Or that @todayoutof10 has a thing for George Harrison?
What do Bryan Ferry, Norah Jones, The Isley Brothers, George Harrison, The Foggy Mountain Boys, Manfred Mann, Diana Krall, Miley Cyrus, Roddy Hart and Vonda Shepard have in common?
Is it possible to celebrate the work of Bob Dylan without actually playing any Bob Dylan?
All these questions and more are answered in our latest podcast.
Any more favourite Dylan covers?
A combination of the death of the Dame and the black dog sniffing around the old homestead has led to a halt in podcast progress
We’re aiming to start up the old jalopy again with eps on
– Queen – – Gaming: old (Back To) Skool and new – – Anthony Aloysius St John Hancock – – 50’s & 60’s pop girls Vol.II – – Historical fiction and counterfactuals – – Post apocalyptic film / books – – Comics, graphic novels etc – – ‘Don’t look for it, its not there anymore’ memories of old venues – – Box Set Britannia – – The Rutles, Yankovic, Idle and pop parody – – The Prisoner and psychedelic 60s TV – as well as interviews of the legendary pop type
If any of that grabs you or you have your own suggestions then let me or Twang know. To take part all you need is Skype and an opinion. Or just Skype.
This is GLK London signing off for a quick cough and a drag
The plot was hatched on Friday nights in a pub in Islington and nearby café.
Even if you not a podcast fan you can’t help have heard about Serial, last year’s gripping podcast which examined doubts over the guilt of Adnan Syed in the murder of Hae Min Lee. It wasn’t without controversy, notably turning the terrible crime into a form of entertainment and unleashing an army of untrained amateur detectives to interfere where they might not be welcome, but it was a fascinating series.
The new series starts today. The following description is cut and pasted from The Guardian: The podcast phenomenon Serial has returned as a high-profile platform for Bowe Bergdahl, the US army sergeant who spent five years in Taliban captivity after vanishing from his post in Afghanistan, to speak publicly about his alleged desertion for the first time.
I suppose I must declare interests here – my mate Rachel directed this but if it was shite I would say so.
I think possibly my favourite Doctor Who story (alongside Androzani, Genesis, Talons, Daemons etc) is Deadly Assassin, a rare companionless outing for Tom Baker’s Doctor including one episode set inside The Matrix (no not that one) a mysterious thought generated surreal landscape with danger and conflict at it’s heart. I happen to know that Rachel watched that particular episode in preparation for shooting this, her second set of finale episodes in as many years.
After Clara’s death last week, the Doctor has been teleported to a strange shifting castle prison with a mysterious wraith tracking his every move. This is effectively shown in low quality video footage immediately giving things an eerie and unreal air. Capaldi manages to keep us riveted with his monologues, trips to his “mind palace” (Hello Sherlock!) and a bit of old fashioned bafflegab. What starts out as a battle against grief, despair, fear and truth becomes a battle against time and endurance of the spirit. He is The Doctor, he will never give up.
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So we hope you have been enjoying the new podcasts after our brief hiatus due to a cross between life getting in the way and frustration to the total lack of indifference feedback received. Someone complained recently about feeling down after not getting much response to a post it took them 2 mins to write. Try spending an evening recording and then the best part of a day editing it only for people to be too lazy to give you a thumbs up or even a “Yeah, good” post.
Pearls before fuckin’ swine, you black balling bastards
*lies down and does his breathing*
only joshing, I love you all.
So last year as the snow was falling and auld acquaintances were being forgotten we had an open line to The Massive and anyone who wanted could join in and tell us about their year, what they listened to, or whatever was on their mind. So we thought we’d do it again this year. So at some point in December we’ll have a podcast session at a time when as much of the world’s population can take part. So if you wanna join in then keep em peeled
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but it helps*
In an attempt to kick the hibernating Afterword podcast back into life I’m aiming to tape that mooted podcast about mental illness in all it’s many forms. Need a couple more people to take part.
If you feel you would like to , can change names if you’d like to remain anonymous, then please get in touch either here or via Twitter @davedogfacedboy @TheAfterwordPod
* Jocular attention seeking title for entertainment only
David Hepworth’s latest blog brings good news for those looking for the old Word podcasts in their longer form.
A while ago I floated the idea of a podcast centred on mental illness (there is probably a PC term for being bonkers in the nut but can’t think if it) a couple of people got in touch but we need a couple more so if its something you feel you’d like to contribute then get in touch via the site. Can keep you anonymous if need be.
Thanks in advance
Mr Fortuneight mooted a bootleg podcast while the blog was down and Mr Blast one about Suede n Dog Man Star too .
So anyone fancy jawing about either? Bootlegs – taping, the best illicit stuff, wh and why not etc The Suede chat can be more general as well
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