Hey everyone! Remember us? We’re back with another episode of the pop-culture mapping podcast after a fall hiatus. Truth is, we’ve had to renovate – the co-host. Sadly for NewbsRadio, we have lost original co-host and founder of NewbsRadio, the other Newbs, David Newberry. We wish him well as he concentrates more on connecting with his amazing band and less connection with these here pop-culture connections. It’s been a great run, David. Thank you for all your hard work these past two years. Nothing would have gotten rolling without you. So with that said, if you remember our Living Colour Podcast, we had Christian Zyp, host of CJSR’sMoving Radio fill in for David – well, you could say he passed the audition and he has agreed to stay on with NewbsRadio in a more or less permanent roll moving forward. He’s also based in Edmonton so it’s a lot easier to do the show face to face.
So this week we are celebrating the life and times of Lou Reed who passed away at the end of October. We take a look at his work with the Velvet Underground and spotlight his first 5 solo records with the help of New York based writer, Michael Kaplan, who had the absolute pleasure of sitting down with Reed in 2004. From there we end up in some unlikely spots including the set of Van Halen‘s Hot for Teacher video… yeah it gets weird – but that’s to be expected right? All this and more in what is to be our season 3 finale – the Lou Reed Podcast.
There are times in a man’s life where he must decide if he is going to make a name for himself, or make a name for others. Like a really great shoe salesman who opens his own store, or rather one who works for THE MAN his whole life, wondering what would have happened if he took a chance and branched out on his own. Or maybe it’s nothing like that, but if you ask us, Harry Nilsson‘s career is more like the latter – he covered others’ songs for his bread and butter though he did have some success with his own songs. He had an interesting life and worked with many other songwriters, which as you know, makes Harry Nilsson a great topic for NewbsRadio.
This week, host David Newberry is away recording an EP so we have Nikki from Toronto‘s Everything and the Kitchen Sink to fill in. Her podcast focuses on highlighting new, emerging artists and Joe Strummer. She. Really. Loves. Joe. Strummer. You can check out her podcast here and follow her on Twitter @EatKS.
This week we talk about crazy unrelated things like, Shocking Blue, Lester Bangs and Karate Kid II.
was an absolute treat to put together. No really. AN ABSOLUTE TREAT. After a few MINOR BUMPS we are pleased to let this one loose on all y’all. This week we are talking the Beach Boys’ Good Vibrations and we go as far away as humanly possible which, taking into account today’s inflation rate, is Suicide is Painless – the theme song from MASH. How do we connect those things? How long does it take two grown men to screw in a podcast? All these questions are answered and more this week on NewbsRadio. Take care.
This week on NewbsRadio we get right to the source as our guest on this Daryl Hall and John Oates podcast is John Oates. David Newberry is away touring so we have a guest host to fill in: Seattle’s own tinksaysboo herself, Kat LeMaster.
For this episode we reach back to the early 70s to the early years of Hall and Oates all the way to the present with that awful song “Barbara Streisand” by Ducksauce and EVERYTHING in between. While that may seem like a lot, and it is, some stand out conversations with Kat LeMaster and John Oates include getting to the bottom of this here promotional video Hall and Oates released way back in 1973.
John Oates also talks to us about his recent appearance at Bonnaroo where he spearheaded this year’s superjam with My Morning Jacket’s, Jim James. The whole set was recorded and is available via consequenceofsound.com here:
We also learn from John Oates that the whole performance was filmed and will be released later but there is a trailer floating around and we managed to track it down for you here:
Did you know that Hall and Oates are touring??? Check out ticketmaster.com to see where and when you could see them for yourself.
Last order of business, John Oates has a new music project called A Good Road to Follow where he is releasing singles every month off his own label which may be compiled into a album format down that same good road. The first single is a collaboration with Nashville’s Hot Chelle Rae called “High Maintenance” and the second is with country super-star Vince Gill called “Don’t Cross Me Wrong“. Here is the story behind that song:
Thanks so much to John Oates for his time and his team at Richlyn Marketing for helping setting everything up! I want to thank Kat LeMaster one more time for helping us out with this episode, it is a lot of work and she did a bang up job. You can follow her on twitter @tinksaysboo just like we do.
That pretty much wraps it up. Take a listen and I hope you enjoy our Daryl Hall and John Oates podcast! Take care!
THE JONATHAN RICHMAN AND THE MODERN LOVERS PODCAST
Sometimes it’s fun to pretend to be young again, to release your cares as an adult and embrace silliness and immaturity. That’s what it feels like when you podcast for a living, or, when you listen to Jonathan Richman‘s music. It’s not quite child entertainment, though it’s certainly close, it’s the musical equivalent of mustering the courage to tell your parents that you skinned your knee doing something dumb, well, maybe not dumb, brazen, brave even?
This week on NewbsRadio, David Newberry returns to blow your minds with another great map. In this episode we are going from Jonathan Richman back to Jonathan Richman via a conversation with music industry mogul, Kim Fowley. Kim worked with Jonathan Richman in the early seventies and shares some stories about those times and more. Kim is currently involved in a few projects including producing The Fabulous Miss Wendy and the reissue of the underground classic, Frankenstein and the All-Star Monster Band out August 6th. A movie entitled Frankenstein Goes Surfing will be released on September 15th to accompany the reissue. The Fabulous Miss Wendy was nice enough to provide us with her track, No One Can Stop Me to play out the end of this episode.
In this episode we also touch on the roots of the Richard Berry classic, Louie Louie in all it’s incantations. And there are a lot of those to be sure.
Next time on NewbsRadio we chat with John Oates of Hall & Oates and our guest-host will be Kat LeMaster of TinkSaysBoo.com. Until then, take care!
We’ve been talking about it for a while now and we finally did it. David is hashing out his own episode in Vancouver with past guest and hilarious comedian Ben Mills and so I (Eric) have been approaching potential guest hosts in Edmonton by driving by their houses late at night in neutral with my headlights off. Somehow I did not creep out CJSR 88.5FM‘s Christian Zyp who hosts a program called Moving Radio. It’s a show based on Canadian film and it’s downloadable in podcast format on iTunes here: CJSR 88.5FM Moving Radio. I convinced Zyp to help out with this episode by giving him FULL CONTROL of the episode content and letting him drive. He found a way to go from Brooklyn’s Living Colour back to Living Colour and he did such an amazing job. Other stops in this episode include author Kurt Vonnegut and director/producer Oliver Stone. Oh and Rodney Dangerfield too?
We talked about this insane movie with Mick Jagger playing himself, so it’d be a crime to not link to this scene from “Running Out of Luck”:
This week on NewbsRadio we deliver what we’ve been promising for a few months now. The Chocolate and Cheese Podcast. It’s Ween‘s 4th record and first official studio album as their first 3 albums were recorded in Gene and Dean Ween‘s livingrooms. It marked a departure from the DIY system and while it came out of left-field for the diehard fans, it made Ween much more accessible to a larger listening audience. Not to say that Chocolate and Cheese isn’t brown – because it’s most certainly brown – it’s just that it’s chocolatey brown tastes like cheese. Don’t know what that means either.
We waited to record this episode after we snagged an interview with Hank Shteamer, author of Continuum publishing’s 33 1/3 book series’ release “Chocolate and Cheese“. It’s a great read for anyone interested in Ween and the surrounding circumstance and happenings that lead Ween down a path to a more polished sound, one that they would tread for the remainder of their careers. After listening we strongly suggest you check out HankShteamer.com where you can see what he’s up to as he is a frequent writer for Pitchfork, SPIN magazine, Modern Drummer, the Huffington Post and Time Out New York. He also manages a website called HeavyMetalBebop.com where he interviews jazz musicians about metal and metal musicians about jazz. Amazing.
This week start with Ween‘s classic Chocolate and Cheese and go as far away as possible including the TV sitcom Happy Days and director Spike Jonze. Don’t ask us how we pulled this one off. Enjoy!
So we trusted you. Yeah we went and trusted you and took your suggestions, made them into a map – just like we said we would. We think it went pretty well. Thanks to Darcy for your No Doubt suggestion and Jasmine for your suicide suggestion. David and I are pretty sure that the Simpsons have never dealt with suicide so we had to go the long way around – as we do – and connect the Simpsons to the Simpsons by going as far away as possible.
There is a scene I try and re-enact during the episode, I don’t quite do it justice so here it is:
We feel absolutely terrible about putting out this episode of NewbsRadio late, your cards and letters were appreciated. We are okay, nobody got hurt we just had to do a quick reno on the episode to make it all perfect for all your listening holes. So we hope it’s worth the wait.
This week we look into the expansive career of producer Rick Rubin and our map is completely Rubin based whilst going from his work with Johnny Cash back to his work with Johnny Cash. Along the way we hit on the Beastie Boys, Tom Petty, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and the Jayhawks.
We promised that we would put up this clip from Arsenio Hall back in 1993 when the Beastie Boys debuted their song “So Whatcha Want“.
We would like to thank everyone for sending in suggestions for future shows and we’d like those to keep coming. As described in the episode we want two suggestions: first, a musical element like a band, or a musician or a gig or a date with historical relevance in a musical sort of way. Second, a random element – could be ANYTHING. Then in future episodes we’ll be pairing up and using your ideas at random to make upcoming episodes. This should be real fun so get involved by suggesting either by way of our Facebook page or by the twitter – links to each are at the bottom of this page.
Next episode has to include No Doubt and… suicide – you dark muthas!!! Thanks to Darcy in Edmonton for one suggestion and Jasmine in Winnipeg for the other.
One of the Newbs got married last month and decided to use George Harrison‘s “Long, Long, Long” off the White Album as a processional song. Though it seemed like a dark horse kinda choice, it ended up working out absolutely totally awesomely PLUS it gave him a reason to dig deeper into the record and more specifically the 4 songs by George Harrison off that record which include “While My Guitar Gently Weeps“, “Savoy Truffle“, “Piggies” and “Long, Long, Long“. The album as a whole was a soundtrack to the Beatles breaking up and the sound of George Harrison reaping the benefits of Lennon/McCartney‘s growing indifference.
On our journey back to the Beatles White Album we touch on the work of Producer Chris Thomas, Elton John in the 80s and the Muppet Show. We were so lucky to have Kootenay Co-op Radio‘s Station Manager, Jay Hannley, to help us through the Muppet portion – we can’t think of a bigger Muppets fan than he. Thanks Jay! You can check out kootenaycoopradio.com to hear local programming straight outta Nelson, BC.
What is your favourite Beatles record and why? David’s vote is for Abbey Road and our Engineer and Editor Rob Malowany likes Let It Be. Being as we are all fans of the last three Beatles records, maybe you can give us your reasons why some of the earlier albums are better? You can always reach us on the twitter @newbsradio or comment on our Facebook page if that’s more your cup o’ tea.
Our next few episodes are going to be WILD as we are going to pick topics out of a hat again. You may recall back in season 1 we ended up putting a whole bunch of place names in a hat and picking them out at random. David got Hamilton and Eric got Sweden. This time we are taking submissions for place names to start and finish our maps. Submit them today by commenting below.