So I apologize for not talking too much in this particular episode, because I'm pretty sick, having spent all day Wednesday in bed, bundled up under three layers of blankets, in addition to a sweatshirt and sweatpants. I'm starting to feel a bit better, but I still don't feel "good" so I'm taking it easy, and that means the show is taking it easy too, so you get a potpourri show of odds and ends, a bunch of new songs from albums that just came out and the assorted old school favorite or two thrown in for seasoning.
Things'll make more sense next week, I'm sure, but this week, you can just attribute it all to my delirium fever haze and everything else will make sense later. As always, if you want to donate to the show, you can do that at http://www.patreon.com/StarlightSociety and if you want to send someone to the show nice and easy, which you should be doing, as we always need fresh ears and new listeners, the page is http://www.starlightsociety.com/
Your patience, patronage and persuasion of pilgrimage is appreciated. Back to bed with me. I'm waxing alliteratively. Never a good sign.
It's been mostly rainy here in the Bay Area for the last few weeks (yesterday, when I recorded the show, naturally, it was bright and sunny, but I woke up to heavy clouds this morning) so I thought I'd do an entire show full of rain songs, of which there are a ton.
Rain has been a topic of fascination for musicians for a long time. It's a metaphor, it's imagery, it's a lot of things. Anyhow, enjoy two hours of songs about rain.
If you want to donate the show, as always, it's http://www.patreon.com/StarlightSociety/
This week's going to run a little long, but it's because my heart's too big for our usual 2 hour show. Fury In The Slaughterhouse have a new song out in the world, and will be celebrating their 30th anniversary at a concert in Hannover next year, which I am very much considering flying around the world for, even with money as tight as it is.
On this week's show, in addition to Greek hip hop, Argentinian blues rock, Japanese hiphop, French pop, Brazilian techno, Russian alternative and Japanese post-rock (plus our usual heady concoction of music dating back to the 1960s), we talk about musicians losing their hearing and what it means to love something so much you have trouble talking.
It's a bit emotional of a show for me, but I hope you'll understand and indulge me. I tell a fun story about how much technology has changed our love for music, but only in the good way.
As always, if you're interested in supporting the show (or my trying to get to see my favorite band in the world live again), you can help out at http://www.patreon.com/StarlightSociety/ and we thank you, but you're also welcome to just subscribe to the show (via iTunes or whatever podcast subscription device you happen to be using on your phone or computer) and I hope you love this show just even half as much as I love making it.
As Big Chris says in "Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels" - "It's been emotional."
Hey folks - this week we're all over the place with stuff from Italy, Portugal, Japan, Germany, China, Iceland and more. We play stuff that's psy-trance, stuff that's experimental jazz, classic rock, cutup sound collages and whatever else I happened to be feeling at the time of the show. Strap in for your weekly 2 hour ride.
Again, for those of you who are interested in helping to defray the costs of the show, we have a Patreon set up now, where you can chip in a few bucks every month. And for anyone curious, you can now go back and actually set the setlist for show one in the post for that podcast. Because, reasons.
The bit of Stone Roses news I rumored was going around when I was recording this podcast? Looks like it's bupkis. Oh well. A fella can continue to dream.
Your hero of the day is Val Kilmer. Let's rock.