The cooking episode! Andy and Dan talk about the ins and outs of sous vide cooking, their experiences with their Anova Precision cookers, their favorite recipes (from steaks and burgers to salmon and perfect green beans).
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Ho Ho Ho, Part 2! Here we have another episode of Chrimbo tunes, this time with traditional songs covered by modern bands. These sound a bit more atmospheric compared last weeks more jaunty tunes!
‘Once in Royal David’s City’ - Sufjan Stevens My favourite carol, performed in a plinky-plonky piano style by Sufjan Stevens (again!). Achingly beautiful
‘Little Drummer Boy’ - Low Low specialise in a genre called ‘Slowcore’, and their ‘Christmas’ album from 2000 is a mix of upbeat ditties like ‘Just like Christmas’ to the really rather dark ‘Long Way Around the Sea’. This cover of the traditional favourite is somewhere in the middle.
‘The First Noel’ - Over the Rhine I first saw Ohio’s finest back in 1992 and immediately became a fan. This is taken from their first Christmas album ‘The Darkest Night of the Year’ from 1996, but they recently released a second called ‘Blood Oranges in the Snow’. This is probably my favourite piece of Christmas music - one for Christmas Eve by the fire.
Intro music is ‘Adultery at Christmas’ by Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer
Have a very Happy Christmas!
There’s so many decent Christmas songs, that one Troika isn’t going to be enough! So I’ve split them over two episodes – maybe more if I pull my finger out!
‘Oh Santa!’ – Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer While not strictly ‘explicit’ (there’s no swearing), it is a rather rum tale that minors may find disturbing. Mr B is the inventor of ‘Chap Hop’, a delightful blend of hip hop and chapness. ‘Get behind me Santa!’ – Sufjan Stevens Sufjan is the King of the Christmas song, if you need a good Christmas music that isn’t cheesy (at least unintentionally) you can’t go wrong with his many covers of traditional songs and original Xmas tunes. This one is a conversation between an Anti-Santa curmudgeon, and Santa himself. “I don’t care about what you say, Santa Claus You’re a bad brother breaking into people’s garage”
‘A Snowflake Fell (and it felt like a kiss)’ – Glasvegas After two songs played for chuckles, this Troika ends with a more serious tone from Glasgows’ Glasvegas. This is the title track from the Christmas EP, and I love this song, but I particularly put it here as its one of Leigh’s favourites! More crimbo musicality next week!
(The intro music is ‘Winter Wonderland’ by Lew Stone & His Band)
This time its all about taking it slow. Songs or pieces of music that either sound better, or take on a new form, when slowed down.
‘Feel it all Around’ by Washed Out Ernest Greenes’ project ‘Washed Out’ take the backing from Gary Low’s 1983 single ‘I Want You’ and slows it to nice laid back pace, creating this lovely slurry sound. I’m told this is also the theme to the TV Series Portlandia, but I haven’t seen that yet.
‘How do I make you’ by The Chipmunks To record Chipmunks versions of songs, they have to be sung at a slower pace, so that when sped up, both the pitch and length is correct. So what happens when you slow the whole back down to the pace of the original vocal? Sludgepop! There’s loads more on Soundcloud (https://soundcloud.com/alvin-thechipmunkson16sp). Check out ‘My Sharona in particular - I just felt it was a bit long for this episode,especially when you see how long the last track is…
The Jurassic Park Theme - 1000% slower Drawn out to almost an hour, John Williams’ theme to Jurassic Park is a beautiful ambient drone epic!
In this episode I also mention about how Hans Zimmer’s soundtrack for Inception was inspired by the slowed down version of Edith Piafs’ "Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien”, a musical motif used throughout the story. More on that here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVkQ0C4qDvM.
When songs have profanity, sex or drug references removed for broadcast, it’s a process known as clean editing — and it can get complicated. Priska Neely spoke with one of the masters of the form.
Jad Abumrad (@JadAbumrad), a Peabody Award-winning producer and 2011 MacArthur Fellow, is the creator and co-host of WNYC’s Radiolab. Jad has been called "a young master of the radio craft" as well as "a hurler of radio missiles that leave welts on the backsides of listeners everywhere." (That last quote is his own). Abumrad worked as an independent reporter, producer, and documentarian for a variety of local and national programs before joining WNYC. Prior to radio, Abumrad wrote music for films and studied music composition and creative writing at Oberlin College.
On the eve of the finale of "Project Runway," Andy and special guest Merlin Mann talk about Season 14. Along the way, they talk about creativity, working under pressure, and the differences between how one processes failure in their Twenties and Forties.
In the early eighties I was really into artists like Jean Michel Jarre, Depeche Mode and Howard Jones. I loved synths! After about ‘86 I moved away to more guitar-based music, Metal and then a wee folky phase in the early nineties.
During my last year at college in 94 I started rediscovering electronic music. As well as purveyors of ambience like Aphex Twin and The Orb, I also got into the ‘dancey’ end of the spectrum, even though I wasn’t a fan of dancing or nightclubs. I kind of just nodded my head along,
So, without interruption, here’s the three tracks I’ve chosen from : Leftfield, Future Sound of London and The Chemical Brothers. Enjoy!
The Talk Show
‘The MacGuffin Tractor’, With Guest Serenity Caldwell
Saturday, 17 October 2015
Serenity Caldwell returns to the show. Topics include this week’s new iMacs; the new “Magic” mouse, trackpad, and keyboard; an overview of Apple Music and iCloud Photos; Facebook’s outrageous background battery usage on iOS; Elon Musk’s gibes on Apple getting into the car industry; and my take on the new Steve Jobs movie.
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The Incomparable Radio Theater — “a series of original radio plays that pay homage to the classic radio serials of the 20th century, along with nods to modern pop culture”. Really fun, and Serenity is one of the players.
“Exploring Apple’s 3D Touch” — interesting look at Apple’s new pressure-sensitive touch APIs by R. Kevin Nelson.
Apple’s new @AppleMusicHelp Twitter account.
Federico Viticci on Facebook’s atrocious background behavior on iOS.
Elon Musk on Apple getting into the car game.
Elon Musk on nuking Mars.
Zane Lowe on being unsure whether Apple Music needs Beats 1.
A photo of my trusty, beloved old Logitech mouse.
Troika number 18 is a straightforward simpler episode! The only thematic link this time is tracks that I’ve discovered either by shuffle or playback glitches. Random songs! (Maybe a little bit of swearing too)