Posts Tagged ‘Fred Eaglesmith’

Podcast #300

March 2, 2017

Featuring The Bats, Warumpi Band, Rose Cousins and more

The Saints – ‘One Way Street’ [AU]
The Saints – ‘Messin’ With The Kid’ [AU]
The Saints – ‘Erotic Neurotic’ [AU]
The Bats – ‘No Trace’ [NZ]
Miss Peach & The Travellin’ Bones – ‘The Ferry Man’ [NZ]
Tony Daunt and the Dauntless – ‘Wildfire’ [NZ]
Fred Eaglesmith – ‘Twin City Mini’ [CA]
Orit Shimoni – ‘Soft Like Snow’ [CA]
Rose Cousins – ‘Freedom’ [CA]
OK Vancouver OK – ‘Angel Runnin’ [CA]
Little Sprout – ‘No Twin Spirits’ [CA]
KMVP – ‘Buffering’ [CA]
Warumpi Band – ‘My Island Home’ [AU]

This week marks 300 podcasts for Stranded!  Thank-you listeners for tuning in each week and a special thanks to those who were instrumental in giving me the chance to get the show off the ground – firstly Jay Hannley at CJSR in Edmonton and then Luke Meat at CiTR in Vancouver.  And a shout-out to the show’s original co-host Matt Mazowita (you are missed).  Coincidently it’s also the 40th anniversary of the release of ‘I’m Stranded’ by The Saints! This classic album was released 21 February, 1977.  We kick off the show with three tracks from I’m Stranded, before featuring fresh tracks from The Bats and Tony Daunt and the Dauntless (both from New Zealand) and Canadian singer-songwriters Orit Shimoni and Rose Cousins.

Stranded podcast #221

October 26, 2014

* Featuring tracks by Sydney band The Whitlams as tribute to the passing of former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam *

This past week marked the passing of the 21st Prime Minister of Australia – Gough Whitlam. He was 98 years old.  Gough was PM from 5 December 1972 – 11 November 1975.  During this period he enacted a wide range of progressive policies, including free health care and university education, Aboriginal land rights and the establishment of the publicly-funded 2JJJ radio, which became the much-loved institution JJJ.  He even inspired the formation of a band – The Whitlams, formed by songwriter/pianist Tim Freedman, and the late Stevie Plunder and Andy Lewis.   We play three early Whitlams’ songs today, including their ‘theme song’ of sorts called ‘Gough’ which references the famous and controversial ‘dismissal’ of Gough as PM, by the Governor General, on Nov 11 1975.

Featured video: The Whitlams – ‘Gough’ [1993]

Stranded podcast #220

October 18, 2014

* Featuring tracks from the seminal ‘X-Aspirations’ LP by X *

This week we explore the early sounds of seminal underground Australian punk band ‘X‘ (not to be confused with the equally significant American band of the same name’. The classic incarnation of this edgy Sydney institution featured the monstrous bass-work of rock and roll outlaw Ian Rilen and the powerfully expressive Steve Lukas on vocals. Ugly Pop records have recently released the’ X-Spurt’s LP which is a set of songs recorded by the band in the front room of someone’s house in Western Sydney in 1977. Amazingly, the tapes were lost for decades until someone discovered them in storage. Included in this session was a version of perhaps X’s best known song ‘Degenerate Boy’, which we air in the show today. This is followed by three tracks from the classic ‘X-Aspirations’ LP from 1979, which has also been re-released recently on Ugly Pop.

Featured video – X – ‘Degenerate Boy’ (1985)

Stranded podcast #219

October 10, 2014

* Interview with storyteller Naomi Steinberg *

Today’s special guest is professional storyteller Naomi Steinberg.  We’ve interviewed poets and other spoken word artists on the show before, but Naomi brings a whole new perspective on what it means to connect to the heart through the age-old technique of story-telling.  Naomi speaks about the mentorship she received at the start of her story-telling journey, and the work she has done in the local arts scene.  And Naomi has certainly found the right show to come in and chat on, as she is about to embark on a trip to Australia, in the cargo hold of a ship!  Melbournites will be able to enjoy Naomi perform once she reaches the shores of Victoria.

Featured video: The Mark Of Cain – ”Degenerate Boy’ [1997]

Stranded podcast #185

January 31, 2014

* Featuring singer-songwriter Zeb Pigott-Duggan LIVE in studio *

Believe it or not, The Boss himself,Bruce Springsteen, has recently recorded a cover of the 1986 classic by The Saints ‘Just Like Fire Would’!  It’s on his new album High Hopes.  I’m not sure what Bruce’s association with Chris Bailey is but it must be an intriguing series of events that led to this huge star paying homage to an Australian punk legend. Internet sources note Bailey may pocket $500,000 in royalties!

Zeb Pigott Duggan is our special studio guest this week.  He is playing a show at the Railway Club next Friday night along with David Roy Parsons and myself!  Zeb, who grew up playing traditional Irish music with his father,  time spent many years performing vocals and violin with Vancouver band The Next Hundred Years.   He speaks today of growing up in Vancouver in the 1980s, and performs three very emotionally-resonate tunes solo acoustic.  MG

Featured video:  Chris Bailey – ‘Just Like Fire Would’ (live) [2009]