What's Your Niche? We all have one; a deep, passionate interest in something that might be seen as off-the-beaten-path from the norm. On 'What's Your Niche?' Ben Goodman will delve into his own personal niche favourites, often getting into their histories, and what makes them so important to him. Ben will also delve into other people's niche favourites via interview, whether it's artists he admires or pals of his. Each episode might be wildly different from the last, but there is one axiom that holds it together: The specific is universal.
What’s Your Niche? - Episode September 29, 2022
EPISODE TEN! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME! I have TWO guest interviews: American Painter and Internet Radio Personality, Jake Longstreth, leader of the #1 hobby rock band on the planet Mountain Brews (pick up the double LP Mountain Brews set on October 21st!). Plus, an interview with director of the SXSW Grand Jury Prize-winning The Pez Outlaw, Bryan Storkel, conducted at CIFF's Podcast Studio (catch the last screening this Sunday at 2pm!).Playlist: Cracker - Happy Birthday To MeVan Morrison - Did Ye Get Healed?Ben Goodman - INTERVIEW with Jake Longstreth!Mountain Brews - It's My MasterpieceMountain Brews - Big Bummer HotelBob Dylan - Romance in Durango (Live at the Montreal Forum, December 1975)Bob Dylan - Brownsville GirlGuided by Voices - Yours To KeepGuided by Voices - I Am A ScientistDear Nora - ShadowsJohn Cale - Dirty Ass Rock 'n RollYellow River Boys - Hot PissLimp Bizkit - BarnacleBen Goodman - INTERVIEW with Bryan Storkel, director of THE PEZ OUTLAW!
What’s Your Niche? - Episode September 22, 2022
EPISODE NINE! Featuring an interview with star CJSW volunteer/good pal Calum Robertson!Playlist: ABBA - WaterlooThe Kinks - Waterloo SunsetBen Goodman - Interview with Calum Robertson!The Mountain Goats - Heel Turn 2The Mountain Goats - Wage Wars Get Rich Die HandsomeLaura Jane Grace - The Best Ever Death Metal Band in DentonAgainst Me! - Drinking with the JocksDavid Bowie - Hallo Spaceboy (Pet Shop Boys remix)David Bowie - HeroesDavid Bowie - DJDavid Bowie - Ashes to AshesDavid Bowie - Modern LoveDavid Bowie - Let's DanceDavid Bowie - Word on a WingDavid Bowie - Hallo SpaceboyAriel Ulysses - EmergenceAriel Ulysses - From Behind Shutters of CloudsClamm - That WayClamm - NRGThe Mountain Goats - Training Montage
What’s Your Niche? - Episode September 15, 2022
EPISODE EIGHT! Featuring my interview with music legend ROBYN HITCHCOCK, promoting his new album Shufflemania! due out on October 21stPlaylist: Robyn Hitchcock - The Shuffle ManRobyn Hitchcock - The Raging MuseBen Goodman - Robyn Hitchcock interview PART ONERobyn Hitchcock, Andy Partridge - Got My...Robyn Hitchcock - The Cheese AlarmRobyn Hitchcock - Viva Sea-TacRobyn Hitchcock - DignityBen Goodman - Robyn Hitchcock interview PART TWOThe Soft Boys - Queen of EyesCaptain Beefheart - My Human Gets Me BluesPink Floyd - Astronomy DomineJohn Cale - Heartbreak HotelCaptain Beefheart - My Head Is My Only House Unless It RainsCaptain Beefheart - Zig Zag WandererSyd Barrett - No Good TryingSyd Barrett - Gigolo AuntBob Dylan - Born In Time (outtake from Oh Mercy)Bob Dylan - Standing in the DoorwayRobyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians - So You Think You're In LoveRobyn Hitchcock - Sometimes I Wish I Was A Pretty Girl
What’s Your Niche? - Episode September 8, 2022
EPISODE SEVEN! A spotlight into the Beach Boys secret weirdo masterpiece Love You from 1977. The Year Punk Broke saw Brian Wilson invent synth-pop. THAT PLUS MORE!Playlist: The Ronettes - Be My BabyJohn Cale - Mr. WilsonThe Beach Boys - Let Us Go On This WayThe Beach Boys - Roller Skating ChildThe Beach Boys - MonaThe Beach Boys - Johnny CarsonThe Beach Boys - Good TimeThe Beach Boys - Honkin' Down The HighwayThe Beach Boys - Ding DangThe Beach Boys - Solar SystemThe Beach Boys - The Night Was So YoungThe Beach Boys - I'll Bet He's NiceThe Beach Boys - Let's Put Our Hearts TogetherThe Beach Boys - I Wanna Pick You UpThe Beach Boys - AirplaneThe Beach Boys - Love Is A WomanThe Fugs - CIA ManJohnny Paycheck - The Old ViolinKevin Ayers - May ILou Reed - Crazy FeelingPaul Williams - The Family of ManBette Midler - I Don't Want The Night to EndTodd Rundgren - Mighty LoveHome Front - FocusFaith Healer - Sufferin' CreatureKiwi Jr. - Unspeakable ThingsClamm - Bit MuchThe Chats - 6L GTRQuit It! - Tectonic
What’s Your Niche? - Episode September 1, 2022
EPISODE SIX! JUST CASS MCCOMBS & WRESTLING! Where I spotlight Cass McCombs' latest masterpiece HEARTMIND in its entirety (plus other Cass favs from throughout his career) as well as preview AEW's ALL OUT pay-per-view on Sunday.Playlist: X - Wild ThingCass McCombs - Music is BlueCass McCombs - KaraokeCass McCombs - New EarthCass McCombs - Unproud WarriorCass McCombs - KrakatauCass McCombs - A Blue, Blue BandCass McCombs - Belong to HeavenCass McCombs - HeartmindCass McCombs - County LineCass McCombs - There Can Only Be OneCass McCombs, Karen Black - Dreams-Come-True-GirlCass McCombs - HarmoniaCass McCombs - EstrellaCass McCombs - Laughter is the Best MedicineCass McCombs - Love Thine EnemyQuit It! - Taikon Mi
What’s Your Niche? - Episode August 25, 2022
EPISODE FIVE! Songs From The K-Mart Tapes!! Two hours of music sourced from actual K-Mart tapes from the late '80s and early '90sPlaylist: Mladen Franko & His Orchestra - JamboreeNick Ingman - Sunday MorningVladimir Kos - KakaduMoonlight Orchestra - I Made It Through The RainLivingston Taylor - Living Without YouPaul Mauriat - SaraMoonlight Orchestra - Heaven KnowsCaravelli - One Of UsFrancis Moore Orchestra - If You Could Read My MindPaul Rothman - California StripBilly Andrusco - Nobody Does It BetterCaravelli - Woman In LoveManfred Minnich - Playa RomanticaFranck Pourcel - Don't Go Breaking My Heart101 Strings Orchestra - Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Old Oak TreeYanni - WalkaboutSounds Orchestra - I'll Never Fall In Love AgainUnknown Artist - What A Fool BelievesZamfir - Run To MePaul Mauriat - My ReasonTerry Jacks - Seasons in the SunJoe Harnell - What Kind of Fool Am IAntonio Campo - I Need You More and MorePaul Mauriat - Ma Vie