Dichotic: “involving or relating to the simultaneous stimulation of the right and left ear by different sounds.” LISTEN Voices: Andy Warhol, Leonard Cohen, Dr. Dre, The-Dream, Chic, Bruce Springsteen, Ciara, Imogen Heap, Casey Kasem, Kate Bush, Spiritualized Continue reading RC Podcast #4: A to B
LISTEN Artists/Critics/Voices: Velvet Underground, Bill James, CFRB 1010, Rob Ford, DJ Shoe, Icona Pop, Pet Shop Boys, Wild Palms, Beastie Boys, Chris Heath, Frank Zappa, Nick Lowe, Nelly Furtado, Sam Ervin, Chris Farley, Rolling Stones, Animal House, Kraftwerk, Plastikman, Electronic, The Manchurian Candidate, Lindstrom & Todd Terje, Laurel & Hardy Continue reading RC Podcast #3: This is You, Isn’t It?
“Sarris passed away in June of 2012, but with October 31st, 2013 being what would have been his 85th Birthday, Peter Labuza is glad to host a round table featuring Dan Sallitt, Godfrey Cheshire, and David Schwartz to discuss the work of an essential critic and lover of movies.” Haven’t listened, just passing it on. Continue reading Cinephiliacs Podcast: Andrew Sarris Roundtable
The second RC Podcast, a tribute to Lou Reed (though with more music not by Lou than by Lou) could charitably be called some kind of technical disaster (second half, especially), but you can’t say it’s an unambitious technical disaster (and some of it came out pretty good, anyway). Apologies to Lillian Roxon for drowning her words. LISTEN ARTISTS/CRITICS: Lou Reed/Velvet Underground, Four Seasons, Shangri-Las, … Continue reading RC Podcast #2: The Streets You Crossed
For a long time I’ve wanted to get a college radio show, which would combine music and talk with a heavy dose of critic-related content as well. Given that the likelihood of acquiring such a show is unbelievably slim, I decided to just create my own live podcast (not transmitted live, obviously, but recorded in one take, with no post-production). Here’s the first episode. It’s … Continue reading RC Podcast #1
“In a very rare interview [David Lynch] speaks to Matt Everitt about his formative early musical influences (Chopin and the sound of B36 bombers flying over his childhood home apparently) his passion for Elvis and early rock n roll, directing David Bowie, his love of jazz, how he creates his own unique music and how the imagery and plot of his classic film Blue Velvet … Continue reading Candy Coloured Man
“Top 10” is my (unauthorized) 38-minute audio tribute to pop radio, complete with a Top 10 countdown, dozens of song clips, and some fast-talking DJs to guide you through the whole mess. One of these years I’ll post a track list. LISTEN: or DOWNLOAD the mix here. Continue reading Top 10
Geeta Dayal, Simon Reynolds, and Carl Wilson discuss the new Bowie album on the CBC. (Can’t access this now, will have to listen later. And in other important news, I’m going to break down and give the Bowie album a listen as well.) Continue reading Bowie discussion
Toying with the idea of creating a podcast about The Aesthetics of Rock — a tribute, I suppose you could say, but really, more of an exploration. I have a few ideas in mind, but the likelihood of me pursuing such a thing would increase tenfold if I can find a couple or a few other people to share some of their thoughts with me … Continue reading Who Wants to Talk Aesthetics?
Back in January 2010, Alfred Soto and I embarked on a multi-part, many-hours discussion of Bryan Ferry and Roxy Music. Well, three years and two Bryan Ferry projects later, we’re back at it, this time joined by fellow music writer (and Roxy/Ferry enthusiast) Ned Raggett. The three of us spend most of the following 85-minute podcast (spliced into three sections) chatting about The Jazz Age, the newly released CD containing Roxy and Ferry covers, performed not by Bryan Ferry (who appears to be but a spectral presence overlooking the entire thing) but rather, by an entity called The Bryan Ferry Orchestra. As well, we take a couple brief detours into Ferry’s 2010 solo album, Olympia. Unremarkably, we lack not for banter.
Thanks, Alfred and Ned–I’m sure we’ll meet again.
Continue after the jump for supplemental reading and listening materials.