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SKEERT 06 - Gemma Files‘s Experimental Film

SKEERT 06 - Gemma Files‘s Experimental Film

October 14, 2021

Multi-hyphenated, autodidactic creative force Gemma Files writes horror fiction that is sharp-witted, often disturbing, and fun as hell. In this episode, she talks about her 2015 novel Experimental Film, from the development of the characters to the book’s themes of parenthood, artistic integrity, and the importance of hard work. (Part 1 of 2)

Follow Gemma on Twitter! - @gemmafiles

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Playing Records with John: The Sue Drew Bump

Playing Records with John: The Sue Drew Bump

September 4, 2021

Sue Drew has been in the music biz since the late 80s and as an A&R exec for various labels, she’s worked closely with acts like Michelle Shocked (back when she seemed cool), They Might Be Giants, Phish, and Barenaked Ladies. Sue is also a very direct and open person, so this conversation covers the decisions she’s proud of as well as candid assessment of a few missteps—a must-listen for anyone who likes a peek behind the curtain.

Playing Records with John: Azure Ray for What Ails You

Playing Records with John: Azure Ray for What Ails You

July 3, 2021

After a ten-year break from releasing albums, Azure Ray is back with Remedy, a gorgeous set of shimmering songs that redefines their classic sound. Singer/songwriters Orenda Fink and Maria Taylor open up about the process of making a record in isolation, the thoughts behind a few standout lyrics, and a variety of topics ranging from vocal cord surgery to wild suburban parrots.

Playing Records with John: Dree Leer Throws Hands

Playing Records with John: Dree Leer Throws Hands

April 30, 2021

Birmingham, AL-based rock band Dree Leer is here to hype their brand-new debut LP, Throw Hands, so a good time is guaranteed! Singer/guitarist Jackie Lo, bassist Mandy Graffeo, and drummer Mikey D Williams share tales about the forming of the current lineup, explain the logistics of finishing an album during quarantine, and reveal why they call Mikey The Living Shitzam. So, yeah, like I said, a good time.

Playing Records with John: Velena Vego Booked It

Playing Records with John: Velena Vego Booked It

April 22, 2021

Velena Vego, longtime talent buyer for Athens, Georgia’s storied 40 Watt Club and Atlanta’s Buckhead Theatre, as well as manager for veteran indie rockers Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven, looks back on her decades in the music biz, from her early days fronting 80s band Mystery Date, to this weird year of lockdown with no shows to run.

Playing Records with John: Otis Ball Introduces the Band

Playing Records with John: Otis Ball Introduces the Band

March 24, 2021

Otis Ball released an album of guitar pop called I’m Gonna Love You ’Til I Don’t in 1989, then recorded a more classically rockin' follow-up that was never released. But that doesn’t mean Otis hasn’t been busy! In this candid, career-spanning conversation, Mr. Ball fills in the story of his early days and his continued love of collaboration through a batch of intimate, energetic, and sometimes experimental home recordings.

Playing Records with John: Jordan Cooper’s Midnight Confessions

Playing Records with John: Jordan Cooper’s Midnight Confessions

February 20, 2021

Recording Artist Jordan Cooper, aka Trouble’s Afoot, aka co-host of the Don’t Let’s Start podcast, aka a guy who wrote and recorded a bunch of songs, is BACK. This time we delve into some of his favorite demos from his considerable backlog of ideas, including at least one instant novelty classic! Get [expletive] stoked.

Buy Trouble’s Afoot’s album “Looking For Parking” at:
troublesafoot.bandcamp.com

Follow Jordan and Dave Fox’s encyclopedic They Might Be Giants podcast “Don’t Let’s Start” @dontletspod

Playing Records with John: Jordan Cooper Uses Every Chord

Playing Records with John: Jordan Cooper Uses Every Chord

February 6, 2021

New York—based musician and podcaster Jordan Cooper, aka Trouble’s Afoot, makes tuneful, witty, observational songs that could only come from his point of view. In this episode, he tells the tale of his early development as a songwriter and audio addict.

Buy Trouble’s Afoot’s album “Looking For Parking” at:
troublesafoot.bandcamp.com

Follow Jordan and Dave Fox’s encyclopedic They Might Be Giants podcast “Don’t Let’s Start” @dontletspod

Playing Records with John: India Ramey’s Apocalyptic Visions

Playing Records with John: India Ramey’s Apocalyptic Visions

January 28, 2021

Country artist India Ramey joins in for a candid conversation about bad dads, cheap whiskey and black magic. All four of her albums are covered, including the stories behind key tracks. This is a must-listen for fans and a great introduction for newcomers to India's powerful, rousing, and sometimes gut-wrenching songs.

 

Follow India on Twitter @indiaramey!

 

Follow India on Instagram @indiarameymusic!

 

Follow John on twit and insta @giannidubya!

Playing Records with John: Innocently Punched by Catch the Fade

Playing Records with John: Innocently Punched by Catch the Fade

January 14, 2021

Ron James and Sir Tizzy, aka Catch the Fade, released their second EP, Black and Highly Favored, in 2019.  When it was still brand new (and people still sat down face to face), we sat down face to face to talk about each track, from the concepts to the execution.

 

Check out Sir Tizzy’s new solo EP, The MidKnight Hour!

https://lnkfi.re/tmkh

 

Dig into Catch the Fade’s singles series from 2020!

https://spoti.fi/2XCxysm

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