100 episodes

Each week filmmaker Jeremy Dylan chats with a musician/songwriter about their favorite album of all time - the songs, the history and how it has influenced their own music.

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    • 4.3 • 210 Ratings

Each week filmmaker Jeremy Dylan chats with a musician/songwriter about their favorite album of all time - the songs, the history and how it has influenced their own music.

    391. Charlie Hickey on The National 'Trouble Will Find Me' (2013)

    391. Charlie Hickey on The National 'Trouble Will Find Me' (2013)

    Today, Californian singer-songwriter Charlie Hickey joins me to celebrate the National’s 2013 album ‘Trouble Will Find Me’. We delve into Charlie’s childhood relationship with the band, the simple and sparse lyrics and how their affect lets them get away with potentially cheesy earnestness, coming back to the record as an adult, songs about feeling like shit and more. Plus, we talk about Charlie’s fantastic new record ‘Nervous at Night’, recording at producer Marshall Vore’s home studio, how you know when a record is finished and more.

    • 33 min
    390. Annie Hamilton on Björk 'Post' (1995)

    390. Annie Hamilton on Björk 'Post' (1995)

    Today I’m joined by songwriter, guitarist, producer, singer, designer and more Annie Hamilton, to delve into the eclectic and inspiring world of Björk’s classic 1995 album ‘Post’. We talk about how Björk fused and collided different genres to create her own unique world and style, how she had to prove herself as a producer against skepticism and sexism, how the intervening years have evolved the perception of Björk beyond the mystical pixie archetype, how the album was influenced by her move to London, her use of costuming and visuals to compliment the music and more.

    • 32 min
    389. Thomas Schnauz (Better Call Saul, Breaking Bad) on Pink Floyd ‘Wish You Were Here’ (1975)

    389. Thomas Schnauz (Better Call Saul, Breaking Bad) on Pink Floyd ‘Wish You Were Here’ (1975)

    Today writer/director/producer Thomas Schnauz (Better Call Saul, Breaking Bad, The X Files) returns to the show for another dive into an iconic Pink Floyd album, this time ‘Wish You Were Here’.
    We talk about the different eras of the band, how their post - Dark Side of the Moon fame and success influenced the lyrics of this album, the story of original frontman Syd Barrett and how it inspired ‘Shine On You Crazy Diamond’, the abandoned Household Objects album and how elements were salvaged for this record, the balance between organic instruments and synthesizers, the Live 8 reunion set and more.
    Plus, Tom indulges my love for Better Call Saul with a mini-chat about the recent devastating mid-season finale that he wrote and directed. Anyone looking to avoid BCS spoilers should jump straight to 09:10.

    • 52 min
    388. A Women's History of the Beatles with Dr Christine Feldman-Barrett

    388. A Women's History of the Beatles with Dr Christine Feldman-Barrett

    As day turns to night and the sun rises and sets, we return to talking about the Beatles. Surprisingly there is something new to say on this subject, as proven by today’s guest, Dr. Christine Feldman-Barrett. She joins me to delve into her brilliant book ‘A Women’s History of the Beatles’, why it was important to write, compensating for male narratives and perspectives on the Fab Four, the all female rock band from Liverpool the Beatles inspired, how the band went from feminine to masculine coded, how the aspirational nature of the band spoke to women breaking out of traditional gender roles in society, the importance of Astrid Kirchherr, and the Beatles influence of female musicians in the decades since.

    • 44 min
    387. Elouise Eftos on Funkadelic 'Maggot Brain' (1971)

    387. Elouise Eftos on Funkadelic 'Maggot Brain' (1971)

    Today I’m joined by actor/comedian/filmmaker/singer/dancer and more, Elouise Eftos, to talk about the classic Funkadelic album ‘Maggot Brain’. We talk about Elouise’s days fronting a funk band, the lineage of this record to 60s psychedelia, the difference between good and bad drug influenced music, reading your own emotions into instrumental music, what makes Funkadelic unique as a band, the album only having seven songs, plus some rants about how movies these days are way too long and an unexpected impression from Elouise to close out the conversation.

    • 41 min
    386. Charlie Collins on Gang of Youths ‘Angel in Realtime’ (2022)

    386. Charlie Collins on Gang of Youths ‘Angel in Realtime’ (2022)

    Today Australian singer/songwriter and returning friend of the show Charlie Collins joins us to discuss a future classic album, the recently released masterpiece from Gang of Youths ‘Angel in Realtime’. As a longtime friend of the band, Charlie delves into the background of the record and how the passing of frontman David Le’aupepe’s father inspired the album, how the addition of new member Tom Hobden shifted the dynamics within the band, the global recording process that stretched from Auckland to London to Copenhagen, creating beauty out of grief, why this is the record and band we all need right now, what it was like to see these songs connect with audiences when Charlie recently opened for Gangs’ UK tour, being baffled by sports references, the incredible and diverse contributions from each band member and why this record would make a great Broadway musical.

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
210 Ratings

210 Ratings

linda2434 ,

Do your homework

Good podcast, but please do your homework. On the Sarah Jarosz episode, you basically said that Shawn Colvin is a songwriter and not an instrumentalist. Shawn is an incredibly talented and unique guitarist. Please watch a video of her playing a song with just her guitar and I think you will see that she is more than a rhythm player, as you describe her in the episode.

Booka Booka ,

Great show

Great host great guests GREAT SHOW

tko925 ,

John Hiatt’s Bring The Family

Just a thought: Chris Scruggs could definitely play bass for the Little Village mach II band you were imagining. Thanks for this great episode!

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