Scot Bertram and Jeff Blehar discuss ask guests from the world of politics about their musical passions.
Episode 111: Eli Lake / Prince [Part 3]
Scot Bertram and Jeff Blehar are joined by Eli Lake for the third installment of their discussion of Prince.
Episode 110: Eli Lake / Prince [Part 2]
Scot Bertram and Jeff Blehar are joined by Eli Lake to continue their discussion of Prince.
Episode 109: Eli Lake / Prince [Part 1]
Your hosts Scot Bertram (@ScotBertram) and Jeff Blehar (@EsotericCD) are joined by Eli Lake. Eli is a contributing editor at Commentary, and fellow at the Clements Center at UT-Austin. Follow him on Twitter at @EliLake.
Episode 108: Mike Long / Robbie Fulks
Scot and Jeff discuss Robbie Fulks with Mike Long.
Episode 107: Rory Cooper / Paul Simon
Scot and Jeff discuss Paul Simon with Rory Cooper.
Episode 106: Andrew Prokop / Kate Bush
Scot and Jeff discuss Kate Bush with Andrew Prokop.
Fleetwood Mac Pt 1 & Pt 2
Political Beats is always enlightening, pinpointing nuances that go undetected even to the most ardent music aficionados, and the Fleetwood Mac episodes are no exception. I preferred the early incarnations of the band and was familiar their history. No one matched the aching sensitivity of Peter Green’s guitar on a slow blues like ‘Love That Burns’, and a vocal and lyric theme that hinted at the the dark side to come which Jeff describes so well in his critique of ‘The Green Manalishi’. But I was delighted to end up appreciating the Buckingham-Nicks era much more than I had previously. The detailed discussion of their first collaboration with the band, and the album ‘Rumours’ is revelatory. One golden nugget in Pt 1, courtesy of C.W., was that Led Zeppelin used the intro to ‘Oh Well’ as the template for ‘Black Dog’, albeit in half-time; (I also hear ‘Kashmir’ in ‘Mechanical World’ by Spirit, but that’s another story).
I have never heard Scott so articulate and passionate as when describing his exaltation for ‘Rumours’ as the greatest Rock album ever made. That is an absolute highlight of the podcast! These shows are a must hear. Cheers, well done!
I enjoy some of the episodes. I prefer the episodes where you can’t hear Jeff breathing into his mic.
I’ve been enjoying your podcasts, especially your most recent one dedicated to Kate Bush. Her music is so special, it’s exciting to hear other Americans talk about what her music means to them.