Bob Mould has a new solo album, and Ryan Adams, who is a fan, invited the singer to his home studio for a rambling conversation that’s occasionally interrupted by the pair recording a song together.
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Radio documentary by Seán Corcoran on Richard Henebry (1863-1916) of Portlaw, Co. Waterford, Ireland, pioneering folk song collector and musicologist. First broadcast by Waterford Local Radio (www.wlrfm.com) 7pm Sun 29 Dec 2013.Funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland with the Television Licence Fee. Sound design by Ronan Browne.
On a day that shouldn’t exist comes a podcast equally paradoxical. Merlin Mann joins Antony to sit still, garden at night, and talk about the passion of rock band R.E.M.’s early work.
Laurence Bolwell has been dressing as David Bowie and singing his songs on stage for 18 years. One Monday morning, early in January, he hears the news that his idol has died. That Friday night, he is due on stage with his act in a theatre in Carmarthen. Grace Dent tells the story of Laurence’s week, and finds out what it’s like to be a tribute artist the day your hero dies.
When Lucinda Williams was in elementary school, all the other kids brought rock collections and other standard fare to show-and-tell. But she brought a folder. "I put this notebook together of seven poems and a short story by Cindy Williams," she remembers. Decades later, she’s still documenting her impressions of the world, now in raw, often mournful songs that explore death, heartbreak, abandonment, and love. Many of her them are based in the American south, where Lucinda grew up—including those on her latest album The Ghosts of Highway 20. "I know these roads like the back of my hand," she sings on the title track.
Lucinda’s father was Miller Williams, a prolific southern poet. Her mother, Lucille, was a pianist. They split up when Lucinda was about ten. "That’s all just kind of a big blur," Lucinda says about that time. Her mother had been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenic tendencies, and she spent most of her life in therapy or mental hospitals. Her father took over Lucinda and her two siblings, and tried to help them understand that their mother was sick. "My dad was actually quite protective of her, and he would say, ‘It’s not her fault, she’s not well,’" Lucinda told me. "There’s a part of that that’s healthy; the only problem is that I never gave myself permission to be angry at my mother."
Lucinda was close to her father throughout her life. He encouraged her interest in words and writing, even taking her to visit Flannery O’Connor when she was a little girl. So it was especially hard for her to see him go through Alzheimer’s disease. He died last year, less than six months after the summer day when he told Lucinda he couldn’t write poetry anymore. "I just sat there and just cried," she remembers. "That was when I lost him."
At 63, Lucinda says she’s more successful than ever, selling out shows on the road and happily in love with her manager Tom Overby, whom she married on stage during an encore in 2009. But, she told me, getting older can still feel like a drag. "I don’t like the aging process. I don’t like getting older because of all the loss. It just gets harder and harder."
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John Wilson continues with his new series in which he talks to leading performers and songwriters about the album that made them or changed them. Recorded in front of a live audience at the BBC’s iconic Maida Vale Studios. Each edition includes two episodes, with John initially quizzing the artist about the album in question, and then, in the B-side, the audience puts the questions. Both editions feature exclusive live performances.
Programme 3, the B-side. Having discussed the making of "Rumor And Sigh", not just his most commercially successful album, but also a high point of his career (in the A-side of the programme, broadcast on Monday 10th June and available online), Richard Thompson responds to questions from the audience. He also performs live versions of some to the tracks from the album as well as classic tracks from his days with Fairport Convention.
Rachel Armstrong proposes we should harness the computing power of the natural world to create new sustainable ways of living.
Four Thought is a series of thought-provoking talks in which speakers air their thinking, in front of a live audience, on the trends, ideas, interests and passions that affect culture and society..
The National Concert Hall’s & Arts Council’s ‘Tradition Now’ festival (25 and 26 January 2014) is a weekend of forward looking traditional music offering the best of traditional music from established and up-and-coming artists on the concert circuit.
In this podcast Ben Eshmade discusses each of the concerts in the festival and talks exclusively to June Tabor, Kris Drever of Lau and Caoimhin Ó Raghallaigh and Iarla O Lionaird of The Gloaming.
Original video: https://soundcloud.com/nationalconcerthalldublin/tradition_now_2014
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Interview with composer and musician Brendan Tonra at his home in Boston, Feb 2009.
Part of a 12 part series on traditional Irish musicians in North America. Funded by the Sound and Vision Scheme - Broadcasting Commission of Ireland - Connemara Community Radio
Sound by Grainne O’Malley Research - Patrick Ourceau Produced by Ita Kane-Wilson
Original video: https://soundcloud.com/ita-kane-wilson/the-music-keepers-brendan
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With the latest instalment of Peter Jackson’s Tolkien-inspired films launched on Friday - "The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies", Matthew Sweet looks at film music and sagas. The programme features music from "Harry Potter"; "The Twilight Saga"; "The Godfather"; "Ocean’s Eleven"; "Three Colours Blue"; "From Russia With Love"…… and "The Hobbit".
Composer Howard Shore talks about the twenty hours or more of music he has composed for the Tolkien films.
The Classic Score of the Week is John Williams’s "Star Wars".
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