For those of us of a certain age he covers just about everything – Ronnie Hawkins/meeting Bob/THAT tour with Bob/putting The Band together/Last Waltz/Levon etc. He comes across a bit Donovon in places but it’s a good show. I know some of you tend to skip Marc’s monologues at the start but these are interesting times in the USA these days and he has his own perspective on things, despite the fact that he’s somewhat more mellow than he was.
Derek Trucks is on Marc Maron’s WTF Podcast this Thursday. Seeing as Marc’s a bit of a guitar geek it should be good. I get his newsletter email each week where he posts selfies with his latest guests. Derek’s beard is getting rather wizardish these days.
Forget Sight & Sound, Empire and the BBC, it’s obvious that podcast listeners hold sway with taste making these days. I think it’s quite an interesting list, as much for what it reflects about the tastes of a youngish ( generally sub 30s US) audience as anything else. For the record, I listen to every show, but didn’t vote – way too hard if not impossible to rate actors in this way. Here’s the list 1. James Stewart 2. Phillip Seymour-Hoffman 3. Daniel Day-Lewis 4. Cary Grant 5. Marlon Brando 6. Robert De Niro 7. Jack Nicholson 8. Toshiro Mifune 9. Humphrey Bogart 10. Charlie Chaplin 11. Gene Hackman 12. Tom Hanks 13. Peter O’ Toole. 14. Kurt Russell 15. Buster Keaton 16. Robert Duvall 17. Denzel Washington 18. Orson Welles 19. Robert Mitchum 20. Al Pacino 21. Dustin Hoffman 22. Peter Sellers 23. Jack Lemmon 24. Gary Oldman 25. Spencer Tracy
Definitely some shocking omissions. No Henry Fonda, Michael Caine, Burt Lancasterr, Paul Newman, Kirk Douglas?
Pile in with your outrage as only lovers of lists can do! For anybody interested in the discussion of the list , you can find it on Episode 495, with input from » Continue Reading.
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.
Possibly the most Afterword-y interview I’ve heard since the Word podcasts done in the office faded from the scene: Peter Guralnick on WTF discussing his history as a rock and roll biographer and involvement in the blues. And his new book of course.
A couple of rather good recent WTF podcasts, one with Elvis Costello and another with Steve Albini which were both very interesting. Shame they weren’t longer really.The ones with James Taylor, Peaches and John Mayall are worth a listen too.
The Afterword used to be ahead of the curve. New music used to flow out of every orifice. Now I have to rely on my chums on Facebook to introduce undiscovered music to me. Yeah alright it is the chap behind The World’s Worst Records books and blog but…
the latest episode of the WTF podcast features not only Saint Richard of Thompson, but also Lemmy. Also coming up in the next week or two apparently, an hour with Keef. Can’t wait.