August 11, 2014

sinead o'connor

friends,

i just heard about the tragic very-much-too-soon death of robin williams, and i'm stunned. quiet. there's nothing to say, obviously. i'm reminded of this. and of how fragile we are. it's important to remember.

before hearing this news, i recorded episode 410. it features a few new songs from me, and some thoughts inspired by my musical hero sinéad o'connor and her new album (which is out tomorrow!) - i'm not bossy, i'm the boss.

i hope you'll take a listen, enjoy, and visit the links below:

sinéad's main site - sineadoconnor.com
the album - take me to church
you can take a listen - here

love
& peace,
russell

August 04, 2014

boyhood

friends,

welcome to august and episode 409! tonight finds me enraptured by director richard linklater's new movie boyhood and enjoying music from my friends kris hauch (+ band - norway house), dwayne hoover, and patrick kobernus.

i hope you'll listen. <3

music links:
-music from kris' band - norway house
-the new album from - dwayne hoover

movie links:
-richard linklater - talks about the movie
-the (2014) film - boyhood
-the (2013) film - before midnight
-the (2006) film - a scanner darkly
-the (2004) film - before sunset
-the (2001) film - waking life
-the (1995) film - before sunrise

my many sincere thank you's go out to kris and ryan and patrick for sharing their songs with me. and to you for being here and being a part of this...

there'll be more soon! stay tuned.

love,
russell

July 28, 2014

wild and cold

friends,

hello, and welcome to episode 408! despite the flush of summer, i find myself feeling a bit off-center tonight - distracted, overwhelmed, adrift, etc. just the normal cycle of things, i suppose? alas, to tide things over, tonight's podcast features the demo of a new song, + a few recent ones, and some thoughts inspired by the work of (one of) my literary hero(es) - the incomparable tennessee williams.

i hope you'll take a listen and visit the related items below:

-the playwright - tennessee williams

-the 1947 play - a streetcar named desire
-the 1951 film - by the same name
-the movie - trailer

-the 1955 play - cat on a hot tin roof
-the 1958 film - by the same name
-the movie - trailer

-the 1958 play - suddenly last summer
-the 1959 film - by the same name
-the movie - trailer

-the 1982 (posthumous) play - in masks outrageous and austere

more soon!

love,
russell

July 21, 2014

starting over

friends,

episode 407 has landed, and finds me with a new burst of gratitude for music and songwriting - inspired by the new movie begin again. i saw it over the weekend, was completely charmed, and i'm still swooning.

sadly, the trailer (see the link below) does't convey much of what i most loved about it. but trust me… if you're a songwriter. or a dreamer. or you've ever had your heart broken. either (or any) of those, even if just a little, i think you'll connect. ;)

amidst movie talk, i play a song from kris hauch and two from dwayne hoover. the music is amazing, and most-definitely worth your time and support. you can support them at: norwayhouse.bandcamp.com and dwaynehoover.bandcamp.com.

movie links:
-the director - john carney
-the 2014 film - begin again
-watch - the trailer
-the 2006 film - once
-watch - the trailer

-see glen hansard and marketa irglova as - the swell season

thank you for being here
and for being a part of this.

love,
russell

July 14, 2014

more new kris

friends,

welcome back for episode 406! this week brings us part two (of two) podcasts with the amazing kris hauch. kris shares more new music from his upcoming album, tells stories from the songwriting process, and gives his own fans-eye-view of paul mccartney, wings, and the beatles.

the songs are (once again) definitely worth your attention, time, and support. my many personal thank you's to kris for his time and generosity.

links to:
-the whole band - norway house
-find the music - norwayhouse.bandcamp.com
-the television - invasion

and, in case you missed it last week - this is how to write a song.

hope you'll listen!

love,
russell

ps - oh, and - this made me think of kris today.