Fish (episode 41): Show Notes and Recommendations

A musical melange of things, some newsy items, as well as things that I have enjoyed over the last couple weeks that you might also enjoy:

I Care If You Listen Mixtape

Love & Mercy

  • I attended a local screening of the Brian Wilson biopic, “Love & Mercy ” and highly recommend viewing it whenever/wherever you can. The excellent, but all too brief, scenes of Brian recording Pet Sounds, working with the members of the studio musicians, aka the Wrecking Crew, is worth seeing. If you want to get more info about the film as well as hear excerpts of interviews with Brian Wilson from 1988 and 1998, checkout this recent episode of Fresh Air with Terry Gross:
    • Fresh Air episode featuring the film’s screen writer, Oren Moverman, as well as archived interviews with Brian Wilson from 1988 and 1998.

Chris Squire (“Fish”) passes away

  • Chris Squire (nicknamed “Fish”), bassist and co-founder of Yes, died after battling a rare form of leukemia. He was only 67. His contributions to Yes are legendary. His playing style and bass sound helped carve and create a catalog of progressive music that is among the finest ever produced.

WDCV Offline!

  • WDCV went offline, caput, last week and there was no live show last week, sorry. The station was offline completely for a day or so due to equipment issues, that are now largely resolved, and only recently went back online. Glad to be bak on the air, live, this week!

Podcast Recommendations

  • TalkHouse: What separates these podcasts and discussion from others is that it is musicians talking to musicians. Artists in the trenches, so to speak, providing insight into their creative processes and experiences, great stuff! Here are a few recent episodes that I really liked:
    • Philip Selway, Radiohead drummer and solo artist talks with Ghostpoet: podcast
    • Annie Clark (St. Vincent) talks with Andy Gill, guitarist for Gang of Four: podcast
  • Song Exploder: If you enjoy getting insight into how a particular song/track is created/composed, this podcast is worth checking out. Each episode is short, usually under 15 minutes (think low listening commitment), and features the artist/creator and how they record one particular track. Really insightful and entertaining, highly recommend. Here are few recent episodes I thoroughly enjoyed:
    • Episode 40: Ramin Djawadi talks about the making of “Game Of Thrones (main Title Theme).” podcast
    • Episode 39: Brian Tyler talks about the making of the main theme for “Avengers: Age Of Ultron.” podcast
    • Episode 38: TUnE-yArDs talks about the making of the track, “Water Fountain.”podcast