Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Love That Album Episode 45 - The Gentlemen's Guide to Midnight Punk



A real treat for you on episode 45 of Love That Album podcast – I’m not on it!!!
I’ve enlisted the services of show regulars Eric Peterson and Tim Merrill to talk about all things punk. They discuss their favourite bands, obviously, but there’s so much more going on here. They raise questions valid for fans of any music genre. Do punk/music icons belong in a museum? Is art maintained by the idea that generated it or by the fans who appreciated it? What do Little River Band and Black Flag have in common? Is new punk too streamlined when compared to the diversity of old punk? Should Gwyneth Paltrow be punk’s poster girl? Tim and Eric have a great time discussing all this and more, and I can tell you, it’s a fascinating and educational show. I urge you to listen and give them your support.
There’s plenty of music to accompany their discussion (it even comes in at the relevant parts of the discussion). They also find some time to discuss about what they’ve been listening to lately outside of punk.
You can download the podcast at iTunes by searching for “love that album”. You can stream or download it at http://lovethatalbum.blogspot.com
The podcast can also be listened to via Stitcher Radio. Download the app from stitcher.com, and listen to any episode streaming over your Android or Apple device after searching for “love that album”.

Send me any feedback at rrrkitchen@yahoo.com.au (written or mp3 voicemail) or join the Facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/lovethatalbum and tell us about your favourite punk albums.

Eric’s excellent blog can be followed at: http://restlesskind.blogspot.com/
 My thanks to Sammy and Will at the GGTMC for the name appropriation.


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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Love That Album Episode 44 - Deborah Conway & Willy Zygier - Stories of Ghosts


I’m doing things a little bit differently for episode 44 of Love That Album.
Rather than co hosting with a fellow fan of a particular album, I’ve gone straight to the source and am chatting with the musicians concerned. February this year saw the latest release from Australian singer songwriters Deborah Conway and Willy Zygier. They’ve been making wonderful albums for years, but with "Stories of Ghosts", they’ve just upped the ante.
 “Stories of Ghosts” is heaven for fans of brilliant songwriters – an ironic description considering the subject matter for the album is an exploration of their Jewish heritage from an atheist’s perspective. Make no mistake, however – this album is not about following a Richard Dawkins agenda, nor is it bitter like Andy Partridge’s “Dear God.” These songs cover topics like hope, disappointment, and anger – themes that anyone can relate to – believer and non-believer alike. Deborah and Willy were fascinating interview subjects, and I hope you’ll enjoy our conversation. Song samples are included.
NOTE: There were audio issues in the recording of this interview, but is still listenable overall. A good headphone listen.
Eric Reanimator’s “Album I Love” segment features him talking about a metal band (I told you this was a different type of episode), The Galactic Cowboys and their album “Machine Fish”. Their album delves into questions of troubled faith, making it a perfect accompaniment to the Conway / Zygier album.
…and for those of you who are concerned about how long these LTA shows run, this one is only a tad over an hour. Perfect for your work commute.
You can download the podcast at iTunes by searching for “love that album”. You can stream or download it at http://lovethatalbum.blogspot.com
The podcast can also be listened to via Stitcher Radio. Download the app from stitcher.com, and listen to any episode streaming over your Android or Apple device after searching for “love that album”.

Send me any feedback at rrrkitchen@yahoo.com.au (written or mp3 voicemail) or join the Facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/lovethatalbum.


Right click to download and save Episode 44 here