Randy Newman’s still got it in for short people.
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.
For anyone interested in Randy Newman I heartily recommend the first part of a two part interview on Radio 2; part two still to come. I could listen to him talk and play his songs at the piano all day. And, oh my, what songs. More than any other songwriter I can think of I find his songs sound better and better the older I get. The new album sounds promising too.
First for nine years, since 2008’s “Harps And Angels”, which I loved.
We’ve already heard one track, “Putin” – while I love Randy’s political satire I do long for a “Cowboy” or “Davy The Fat Boy”. We’ll all know soon.
And, according to the Nonesuch press release (below the YouTube clip) Randy says “I’m proud of this record”
Amazing collection of videos from late 70’s into early 80’s of concerts at the Capitol Theatre, Passic NJ.
Artists include Randy Newman, Frank Zappa (my personal favourites) plus Jerry Garcia, Procol Harum, Linda Ronstadt, Reniassance, Orleans, Sparks etc etc