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April 30, 2016

rewinding


friends,

 

i'm very happy to present episode 496 - road-cast #3!

 

this week finds me connecting the dots between prince, david bowie, and yoko ono.

 

here're links:

 

this is - song exploder

 

see - when dove's cry

see - let's dance, and modern love

 

this is - blackstar, and lazarus

and the album - diamond dogs (which i should've mentioned!)

 

trailer for - merry christmas mr. lawrence

trailer for - lost highway

trailer for - twin peaks: fire walk with me

 

the film - imagine: john lennon

yoko/john's - meeting story

 

this is - cut piece

the book - grapefruit

 

this is - marina abramović

 

i truly hope you'll listen.

 

love,

russell

April 23, 2016

torch songs


friends,

 

episode 495 has landed. it's podcast #2 from the road, featuring some songs from me, and some thoughts influenced by the recents passing of prince and david bowie.

 

the podcast - song exploder

tonight's songs are also at - simplemuzik.com

 

i hope you'll listen

 

love,

russell

April 16, 2016

road test


friends,

 

i'm out and about, but happily able to present episode 494 from the road. it's a limited test podcast in many ways - but here, for you, all the same... :)

 

if you have time, i hope you'll listen

 

love,

russell

April 09, 2016

born again


friends,

 

things've been a bit of a whirlwind for me recently, which i expect to continue in the coming week(s). alas, i'm very happy to post episode 493. it's a simple affair - me + a few songs + reflections on the embarranssingly dramatic feeling of life as it goes.

 

my sincere thanks go out to nick guerrero.

 

and you.

 

i hope you'll listen.

 

love,

russell

 

ps - this the movie - before sunset.

 

pps - this isn't the exact segment i referenced, but it's nearby very good one.

April 03, 2016

self doubt


friends,

 

episode 492 has landed - it's just me with a new version of a song-in-progress, and some circuitous thoughts related to emotional balance.

 

many thank you's to nick guerrero and jonas for their music.

 

if you have time, i do hope you'll listen.

 

love,

russell

March 27, 2016

listening


friends,

 

this week is here with episode 491 in tow. it's a podcast focused around listening.

 

i hope you will!

 

love,

russell

March 20, 2016

let me down


friends,

 

episode 490 features two new songs from norway house and a few thoughts about finding value within disappointment.

 

i hope you'll listen.

 

- norway house - on bandcamp

- see the song - 4 in the morning pt. 1

- see kris perform - live on the podcast

- see the song - that kind of girl

 

- the director - yasujiro ozu

- a scene from - late spring

- a well-stated - review

 

love,

russell

March 12, 2016

do you realize??


friends,

 

this week's podcast is here a bit early. it's episode 489.

 

just a few small thoughts inspired by a wedding and a song.

 

i hope you'll listen!

 

- discover more - norway house music

- the song - do you realize??

- the - official video

- the movie - vanilla sky

 

love,

russell

March 06, 2016

the 2015 top ten


friends,

 

episode 488 has landed, along with my annual top ten list of favorite movies. i'm self-conscious as i post this, knowing that: a) lists are inherently subjective/silly, and b) my comments are less articulate than intended.

 

i apologize for my faltering, but do hope you'll listen and visit the links below... each of these movies is worthy of your attention!

 

movies i will see soon:

- 45 years

- i smile back

- our little sister

 

some great movies:

- diary of a teenage girl

- while we're young

- christmas, again

- best of enemies

- i am big bird

- what we do in the shadows

- people places things

 

the top ten:

10 - time out of mind

09 - phoenix

08 - amy

07 - boulevard

06 - carol

05 - ex machina

04 - anomalisa

03 - the end of the tour

02 - heart of a dog

01 - kumiko, the treasure hunter

 

many thanks to jonas, nick, nico, and kris, for their music!

 

- find nick guerrero - at bandcamp

- find kris hauch (norway house) - at bandcamp

 

and sincere thank you's to you for being here.

 

love,

russell

February 28, 2016

pop & presidents (part two)


friends,

 

episode 487 is here! it's part two of a series featuring new music from kris hauch (of the band norway house) + talk about the current state of u.s. politics.

 

it's a fun show with some great music. i hope you'll listen!

 

- see the song - criminal

- see kris performing - old paper - live on the podcast!

- see the song - crazy stories

- see the song - unsound emergency

- see the song - five little eagles

 

- find norway house - at bandcamp

- be a friend - on facebook

 

if you missed part one, you can find it - here.

 

love,

russell

February 21, 2016

pop & presidents (part one)


friends,

 

i'm very happy to present episode 486 - part one (of two) featuring new music from kris hauch (of the band norway house). the music is simply phenomenal, + a sneak peak into the forthcoming norway house album titled "misc. pop." in between, we venture into discussions of u.s. politics. fun! :) part one focuses on the republican primary, and part two will bring us to the democratic contest.

 

i hope you'll listen, and check the links below:

 

- see the song - be there when

- hear the song - my dog mary

- see kris - performing live - on the podcast!

- see the song - criminal

- see the song - a smile that will steal your heart

 

- support kris & norway house - at bandcamp

- befriend - on facebook

 

deep thanks to kris for sharing his time and music.

 

part two will be bere soon!

 

love,

russell

February 14, 2016

turning


friends,

 

valentine's day is here, along with a veritable cornucopia of links and inspirations. one is from the film turning, directed by charles atlas, and featuring the music of antony & the johnsons. another is the book my lunches with orson, featuring the wit and incomparable personality of orson welles.

 

to round things out, we have the beautiful songs of nick guerrero and kris hauch (kris, of the band norway house). my many thank you's to nick and kris for sharing their music!

 

it's episode 485. i hope you'll listen.

 

find music from - nick guerrero

find music from - norway house

 

see the trailer for - turning

this is - antony & the johnsons

this is - maybe my favorite antony song

or maybe it's - this one, or - this one?

this is - anohni's new single

from the forthcoming album - hopelessness

 

the doc film - how to survive a plague

 

find the book - my lunches with orson

this is - orson welles

this is - henry jaglom

see the trailer - citizen kane

see the trailer - chimes at midnight

perhaps the - best trailer of all time

 

thank you for being here.

 

love,

russell