24 episodes

Ever wonder how an artistic high point is reached in a creative career?

Music and culture journalist Jane Rocca speaks with artists about how they came to create some of their best work.

It need not be their most well known or popular work but it is the artists' choice.

If you're enjoying the show please tell a friend, leave a review on Apple Podcasts and share a link to the podcast on your socials.

Some Of My Best Work Mushroom Studios

    • Arts
    • 4.7 • 10 Ratings

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Ever wonder how an artistic high point is reached in a creative career?

Music and culture journalist Jane Rocca speaks with artists about how they came to create some of their best work.

It need not be their most well known or popular work but it is the artists' choice.

If you're enjoying the show please tell a friend, leave a review on Apple Podcasts and share a link to the podcast on your socials.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    J Willgoose Esq - Go (Public Service Broadcasting)

    J Willgoose Esq - Go (Public Service Broadcasting)

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    Go is from Public Service Broadcasting's 2015 album The Race For Space, launched at the UK’s National Space Centre in Leicester.

    It features samples from communications from NASA’s Mission Control supporting the Apollo 11 crew (first manned mission to the moon), executing one procedure after another, inching their way over hundreds of thousands of kilometers to the Moon.

    The song creates a tense progression with the rhythmic instrumentation and the clinical, historic voices.

    More from Public Service Broadcasting here - https://publicservicebroadcasting.net/

     

    About the host Jane Rocca

    Jane lives in Melbourne and has been writing about fashion, music and lifestyle over two decades.

    She’s written for Australia’s best music publications; Rolling Stone, Loudmouth, Hot Metal, The Face, i-D UK and more.

    More from Jane - Instagram | Twitter | SMH

     

    Web - Some of My Best Work

    Get in contact - podcasts@mushroomgroup.com

    All audio and music published with permission of artist, label and publisher.

     

    More podcasts from Mushroom

    180 Grams - season one is a documentary about The Teskey Brothers difficult, but quite remarkable, second studio album Run Home Slow.

    Hit Different - weekly music culture with of music journalists and industry insiders.

    One Guitar - the same Gibson J45 has made its way into the hands of Australia's best singer-songwriters.

    More about Some of My Best Work: http://mushroom.com/podcast/someofmybestwork

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    • 15 min
    Mark Zito (Fractures) - It's Alright

    Mark Zito (Fractures) - It's Alright

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    “It’s Alright” has since opened doors for Mark around the world.

    From a humble start as demonstration sounds for a family member, to those same sounds being played at festivals across Australia, Europe and the USA.

    Fracture’s latest ep is Summer.

    Out now where you get your music or check the episode description.

     

    Watch the video for It's Alright on YouTube

     

    About the host Jane Rocca

    Jane lives in Melbourne and has been writing about fashion, music and lifestyle over two decades.

    She’s written for Australia’s best music publications; Rolling Stone, Loudmouth, Hot Metal, The Face, i-D UK and more.

    More from Jane - Instagram | Twitter | SMH

     

    Web - Some of My Best Work

    Get in contact - podcasts@mushroomgroup.com

    All audio and music published with permission of artist, label and publisher.

     

    More podcasts from Mushroom

    180 Grams - season one is a documentary about The Teskey Brothers difficult, but quite remarkable, second studio album Run Home Slow.

    Hit Different - weekly music culture with of music journalists and industry insiders.

    One Guitar - the same Gibson J45 has made its way into the hands of Australia's best singer-songwriters.

    More about Some of My Best Work: http://mushroom.com/podcast/someofmybestwork

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 17 min
    Peter Black (Hard-Ons) - Just Being With You

    Peter Black (Hard-Ons) - Just Being With You

    it just sort of exploded! People (were) like, 'that's great! Music is meant to be enjoyable'. Whereas most of the gigs we used to go to back in the day always erupted into some sort of violence.

    • 23 min
    Amy Sheppard - Kiss My Fat Ass

    Amy Sheppard - Kiss My Fat Ass

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    It’s not often you hear of a song inspired by an Instagram post but that’s where it all started.

    Some of Amy Sheppard’s best work and the story of her song Kiss My Fat Ass.

    Find the hashtag that started it all here - https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/kissmyfatass/

    Listen out for a scoop towards the end of the episode.

    Amy on Instagram - www.instagram.com/amysheppardpie/

    Sheppard - wearesheppard.com

    Listen to Kiss My Fat Ass - www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjqjvD8He70

     

    George Sheppard was a recent guest, choosing Geronimo as some of his best work.

    Find it in the episode list of the show where you're listening now.

     

    About the host Jane Rocca

    Jane lives in Melbourne and has been writing about fashion, music and lifestyle over two decades.

    She’s written for Australia’s best music publications; Rolling Stone, Loudmouth, Hot Metal, The Face, i-D UK and more.

    More from Jane - Instagram | Twitter | SMH

     

    Web - Some of My Best Work

    Get in contact - podcasts@mushroomgroup.com

    All audio and music published with permission of artist, label and publisher.

     

    More podcasts from Mushroom

    180 Grams - season one is a documentary about The Teskey Brothers difficult, but quite remarkable, second studio album Run Home Slow.

    Hit Different - weekly music culture with of music journalists and industry insiders.

    One Guitar - the same Gibson J45 has made its way into the hands of Australia's best singer-songwriters.

    More about Some of My Best Work: http://mushroom.com/podcast/someofmybestwork

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 21 min
    Emma Donovan - Pink Skirt

    Emma Donovan - Pink Skirt

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    Pink Skirt was the demo title.

    As Emma explains, The Putbacks have a habit of using in jokes to title their demo songs. But this one simply stuck.

    As a single mother managing two young children and her career she found herself at a crossroads – would she move back to  her family in New South Wales or stick it out in Melbourne pursuing her love of music.

    Thankfully she’s chosen Melbourne and word is we can expect at least a few more studio albums from her in the coming years -  as soon 2022 we’re told.

    Emma’s choice for this episode is steeped in family – inspired by older and younger generations.

    It’s from the 2020 album Crossover, from Emma Donovan and The Putbacks.

    Their latest album is Under These Streets, released in September 2021.

     

     

    About the host Jane Rocca

    Jane lives in Melbourne and has been writing about fashion, music and lifestyle over two decades.

    She’s written for Australia’s best music publications; Rolling Stone, Loudmouth, Hot Metal, The Face, i-D UK and more.

    More from Jane - Instagram | Twitter | SMH

     

    Web - Some of My Best Work

    Get in contact - podcasts@mushroomgroup.com

    All audio and music published with permission of artist, label and publisher.

     

    More podcasts from Mushroom

    180 Grams - season one is a documentary about The Teskey Brothers difficult, but quite remarkable, second studio album Run Home Slow.

    Hit Different - weekly music culture with of music journalists and industry insiders.

    One Guitar - the same Gibson J45 has made its way into the hands of Australia's best singer-songwriters.

    More about Some of My Best Work: http://mushroom.com/podcast/someofmybestwork

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 18 min
    John Safran - The Right To Bare Grudges

    John Safran - The Right To Bare Grudges

    "The Right To Bare Grudges" is John's mini-doco shot in the Ivory Coast, West Africa for ABC’s Race Around The World in 1997

    • 54 min

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