A show about music and creativity.
A show about music and creativity.
J. Willgoose (Public Service Broadcasting) / Michelle Stodart (Magic Numbers)
‘Allo! This episode I’m joined by J. Willgoose Esq. of Public Service Broadcasting to talk about anxiety, therapy, and his creative process. J. recently became a father and was also coming to terms with the delay the pandemic has brought to the band’s next album.
My other guest is Michelle Stodart of The Magic Numbers. This year was supposed to be a celebration of the 15th anniversary of their very successful debut album, but of course, the tour has been delayed. We had a nice time though and talked about the self-imposed pressures of lockdown, and how to cope in an industry whose support for you may only be fleeting.
“Sometimes Always Never” Movie Special (w/ Frank Cottrell-Boyce & Carl Hunter)
Action! “Sometimes Always Never” is a movie that really moved me; it’s an incredible piece of work, and it was fantastic to get to speak to it’s writer Frank Cottrell-Boyce, and its director Carl Hunter, about the lengthy gestation period the movie went through, and to get a sense of what goes into pulling off a movie like this.
If you haven’t yet had the pleasure, the movie stars Bill Nighy, Alice Lowe, and Sam Riley, and deals with themes of kinship, loss, and er, word games. It’s profoundly affecting and has a striking visual identity.
Hope you enjoy it! Let me know what you think!
John Lodge (The Moody Blues) / Jamie Farr (M*A*S*H)
Attention! The following personnel are assigned to Sending Signals; John Lodge of The Moody Blues, and actor Jamie Farr, best known for playing Corporal Maxwell Q. Klinger on M*A*S*H.
John Lodge joined The Moodies in 1966 as the band’s bassist, as well as sharing in vocal and songwriting contributions. We had a great conversation about lockdown, his new single, the future of the Moodies, and the making of their classic album “To Our Children’s Children’s Children”.
Jamie Farr has led a fascinating life. He appeared in legendary rock n roll flick “Blackboard Jungle” in 1955 before being drafted and sent to Japan and Korea. He made appearances in the likes of The Dick Van Dyke Show, and the Doris Day movie “With Six You Get Eggroll” and then in October 1972 he was hired for day’s work which would change his life.
I was intrigued to know what it’s like to be somewhat externally defined by a show you worked on for 11 years. He was 85 at the time of our conversation, meaning he’s spent 74 years of his life NOT in M*A*S*H, but Jamie seems incredibly upbeat and grateful for his life, and he was lovely company. I hope you enjoy our chat.
Let me know what you think;
“The Vast Of Night” Movie Special (w/ Jake Horowitz, Adam Dietrich & more)
“The Vast Of Night” is one the finest movies of the year, and this episode we go behind the scenes on its creation with one of its stars, Jake Horowitz, Production Designer Adam Dietrich, as well as talking with Jared Bulmer and Erick Alexander about their beautiful score, and we have music and conversation from The Mellows who’s songs were also used in the movie!
“The Vast Of Night” is out now on Amazon Prime.
Stephen Street (Blur, Smiths, Cranberries) / Tom Pendry on Savile Row
This episode, legendary engineer/producer Stephen Street takes us behind the scenes on the making of classic records by The Smiths, Blur, and The Cranberries.
Also, the show’s mission to explore the nature of creativity widens its parameters, as my old friend Tom Pendry, one of the Directors of Henry Poole & Co. is here to chat about bespoke tailoring and its long association with Savile Row in London.
Stewart Copeland (The Police) / Stuart Braithwaite (Mogwai)
Welcome to Season 2! Very excited to have Stewart Copeland on the show this week. The Police were a formative band for me growing up, and Stewart is a great storyteller. We dig into The Police reunion tour, creativity during lockdown, and coming to terms with your father being a spy...
Also on the show, Stuart Braithwaite of legendary Scottish post-rockers Mogwai!
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