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See Hear is a monthly podcast dedicated to the discussion of musically themed films - narratives or documentaries. Join hosts Tim, Bernie and Maurice as they tenuously connect .Hated: The GG Allin Story and Yellow Submarine. Proud part of Pantheon - the podcast network for music lovers.

See Hear Bernard Stickwell, Tim Merrill, Maurice Bursztynski

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See Hear is a monthly podcast dedicated to the discussion of musically themed films - narratives or documentaries. Join hosts Tim, Bernie and Maurice as they tenuously connect .Hated: The GG Allin Story and Yellow Submarine. Proud part of Pantheon - the podcast network for music lovers.

    Interview with Bill Jones and Ben Timlett, directors of "Before We Was We: Madness by Madness"

    Interview with Bill Jones and Ben Timlett, directors of "Before We Was We: Madness by Madness"

    The late 70s moving into the 80s was a time ruled by conservative government in the UK. There were clashes with government ideology and the NF was scarily making its collective voice heard. Musicians reacted in different ways. There was the Rock Against Racism march with a huge concert featuring The Clash and other great punk acts of the day. As well as punk music, the other style that brought black and white people together was ska – a revival of the music made popular in Jamaica in the 1960s. The main acts spearheading the second wave of ska were The Specials, The Beat, The Selecter and Madness

    Welcome to episode 84 of See Hear Podcast.

    Madness were less overtly political than their contemporaries, but by writing personal songs about daily life and how people living in England were coping, they still fit in as a political band. Of course at the time, their image was all about having “the nutty sound”, so people would dance to their hugely catchy and popular tunes. Often, the subject matter was darker than people remember.

    Bernie was absent, but Tim and I were thrilled to go one step beyond and speak to the directors of a new 3 part documentary about Madness called “Before We Was We”. Bill Jones and Ben Timlett joined us to talk about the making of the documentary, the band's music, petty crime and the NF controversy. Also, as an added bonus, we got the time to talk about an earlier documentary the gents made called An Accidental Studio about Handmade Films, the company George Harrison established just so he could watch an obscure film directed by Bill's dad....

    “Before We Was We: Madness by Madness” will debut on the AMC network on May 1, 2021. Keep an eye out for viewing opportunities beyond that. Our gratitude to Bill and Ben for their time and excellent conversation. Many laffs ensued.

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Black Snake Moan

    Black Snake Moan

    We're sure you've all said or heard, “Don't judge a book by it's cover”. That can logically be extended on occasion to “Don't judge a film by its poster art”.

    Welcome to episode 83 of See Hear Podcast.

    Tim is finally rejoining the show after having been absent since October 2020. We welcomed him back with his choice of a round-table film discussion. No interviews....just the “terrible trio”. He picked a film by director Craig Brewer, whose earlier film Hustle and Flow is part of See Hear lore (don't try looking the episode up, it ain't there).

    If you look at the poster art you will get the impression you're about to watch a sleazy tribute to early 70s grindhouse cinema. The truth is a little more complex than that. We advise you not to rage against the perception of what it is, but to absorb what it REALLY is...let us be your guides. Samuel L Jackson plays an ex-blues guitarist whose life is broken. He discovers a battered Christina Ricci outside his farm – she's also someone whose life is broken. Sam's character tries to heal her though chains, religion and the blues.

    The film has its detractors, but we believe it's more from THAT poster than the content. Tune in as we talk about anxiety, Christina Ricci's knack for acting in films where she's kidnapped, and dancing as catharsis.

    There's also a Welcome Back Kotter reference because....we had to.

    If you’ve been enjoying the show, please consider giving us a favourable review on iTunes and let your friends know that our show exists. If you don't enjoy the show, please tell your friends to tune in anyway.

    See Hear is proudly part of the Pantheon Network of music podcasts. Check out all the other wonderful shows at http://pantheonpodcasts.com The list of new shows is always increasing.

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    • 52 min
    Interview with Colm Forde of Doc 'n' Roll

    Interview with Colm Forde of Doc 'n' Roll

    Bernie, Tim and I have never ceased to be amazed at the creativity and hard work that must go into making a film (any work of art, really). One thing we've never spoken about on the show is the art of film curation - a subject that Martin Scorcese himself has recently written about.

    Welcome to episode 82 of See Hear Podcast.

    Bernie and I spoke with Colm Forde, a man who took it on himself to start a film festival in London devoted to music documentaries – a strong part of See Hear's foundation. The festival itself has spread around the UK over the last few years. Colm had grand plans for further the festival, but....ya know....bloody Covid....so he and his team focused on their VOD service. All music docs....all of the time. The best thing is the films are NOT geo-blocked (unlike so many streaming sites – and new Facebook policy for some media websites in Australia)

    We discussed the trials and tribulations of film distribution, the delicate art of film selection, why we're living in a glory day for these sorts of films, and naturally, some of his favourite music documentaries – on and off the channel.

    Many thanks to Colm for his time. If you want to see the amazing selection of films on the VOD check the website out at https://www.docnrollfestival.com/

    If you’ve been enjoying the show, please consider giving us a favourable review on iTunes and let your friends know that our show exists. If you don't enjoy the show, please tell your friends to tune in anyway.

    See Hear is proudly part of the Pantheon Network of music podcasts. Check out all the other wonderful shows at http://pantheonpodcasts.com The list of new shows is always increasing.

    Send us feedback via email at seehearpodcast@gmail.com

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    • 56 min
    The Stoned Age

    The Stoned Age

    Three grown men over the age of 40 (two Brits and an Australian) walked into a podcast to discuss a film about two teenage American guys from the seventies looking to get stoned, drunk and laid.

    Welcome to episode 81 of See Hear Podcast – the start of our 8th year.

    Tim is still on sabbatical, but Bernie and Maurice were joined by host of The Iron Sequel podcast, James Lawrence, to talk about the 1994 film The Stoned Age. It's a “set in one night” film (a genre unto itself) telling the story of two friends who want to party with a couple of girls visiting LA (was “party” always a verb?). Obviously, there are obstacles (otherwise there's no story). Blue Oyster Cult are a big part of the story (there had to be SOME music connection for it to qualify as a See Hear episode, you see....)

    We talk about one-night-films, films that focus on nostalgia, musical true believers, and ask the questions about older films that some will consider problematic in 2021.

    Bernie and I are grateful to James for suggesting the film and giving us his time to talk about his love of it. You can search out The Iron Sequel wherever you get podcasts, or from the website https://theironsequel.podbean.com/ You can follow his activities on Twitter at https://twitter.com/blazingmagnums

    If you’ve been enjoying the show, please consider giving us a favourable review on iTunes and let your friends know that our show exists. If you don't enjoy the show, please tell your friends to tune in anyway.

    See Hear is proudly part of the Pantheon Network of music podcasts. Check out all the other wonderful shows at http://pantheonpodcasts.com The list of new shows is always increasing.

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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Interview with Brent Wilson, director of Streetlight Harmonies

    Interview with Brent Wilson, director of Streetlight Harmonies

    With all the obsession the media makes of the rock era (i.e. the 60s onwards) it's all to easy to forget about the early days of rock and roll. The casual listener may think of Elvis, Chuck, Buddy or Little Richard – important parts of rock and roll history, obviously, but what's often forgotten about are the great vocal harmony groups. Groups like The Ravens, The Flamingos, The Orioles, The Dells, as well as the iconic Drifters and The Platters need to be revered as much as any of the greats in rock and roll history. Without them, the history of rock music would not only be poorer, but much of what came after the fifties (like Motown) would either not exist or at least be very different.

    Welcome to episode 80 of See Hear.

    Brent Wilson has directed a wonderful new documentary on the history of Doo Wop music, how it changed social history in the US, and how it influenced the singers over the decades after its heyday. The film is called Streetlight Harmonies, and he took the time to talk about the film as well as why doo wop was so important to teenagers of the 50s some of whom grew into social activists in the 60s.

    Sadly, neither Tim nor Bernie were available for this discussion, but I was very excited to welcome Peter Merret, host of the PBS-FM doo wop show, The Malt Shop Hop, to help bring some musical context and ask some great questions of Brent. My gratitude to both of these gentlemen for their time and expertise. I loved doing this episode and I hope you'll enjoy listening.

    You can find the film at https://vimeo.com/ondemand/streetlightharmonies or iTunes.

    If you're in Melbourne, you can tune into The Malt Shop Hop every Wednesday at 11am on 106.7 PBS-FM. Outside of Melbourne, you can tune in via pbsfm.org.au or the PBS app.

    This episode marks the 7 year mark of doing See Hear Podcast. We never imagined there'd be enough music related films to discuss when we started in January 2014. Turns out we can't keep up with the new releases. It's great that we have this forum for a monthly discussion about two important parts of our lives – music and movies. On behalf of Tim, Bernie and myself, thanks to everyone who continues to tune in.

    If you’ve been enjoying the show, please consider giving us a favourable review on iTunes and let your friends know that our show exists. If you don't enjoy the show, please tell your friends to tune in anyway.

    See Hear is proudly part of the Pantheon Network of music podcasts. Check out all the other wonderful shows at http://pantheonpodcasts.com

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    • 1 hr 34 min
    The Ventures: Stars On Guitars

    The Ventures: Stars On Guitars

    Once again, See Hear and The Projection Booth have collaborated on an episode.....or The Projection Booth invited Maurice onto the show and See Hear is now riding the coattails of the Booth.

    He joins Mike White and film maker / drummer / surf enthusiast Skizz Cyzyk to talk about the new documentary on the sonically adventurous and prolific Washington band, The Ventures. The film is a loving look at the career and longevity of the surf music icons, directed by Don Wilson's daughter, Staci Layne Wilson.

    They talk about the surf sound and whether it's in the guitar or the song name, the band's history, their reputation as song interpreters, their relationship to their Japanese fan base, and so much more.

    Run, Don't Walk to download this episode of the show.

    The film is available at https://www.amazon.com/Ventures-Stars-Guitars-Don-Wilson/dp/B08N5V3Y4X

    Find the huge back catalogue of Projection Booth episodes at http://www.projectionboothpodcast.com/

    You can download the show by searching for See Hear podcast on iTunes, Spotify or Stitcher…..or whatever podcast app you favour.

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    • 1 hr 26 min

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