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December 14, 2014

kris-mas with kris (part one)


friends,

 

episode 427 is here, and brings us part one of our annual kris-mas-with-kris holiday celebration! kris hauch has been kind enough to drop by, share songs, and tell stories from his musical chronology. it's a fun discussion, with lots of great music. unfortunately, tonight's segment only takes us through the first hour, but stay tuned - next week's conclusion (ep 428) will be here soon!

 

many sincere thanks go out to kris for his generosity, and to you for being here.

 

links:

- norway house on soundcloud

- norway house on bandcamp

- norway house on facebook


happy holidays to all. i hope you'll listen!

 

love,
russell

December 07, 2014

embracing defeat


friends,

 

this week's podcast is here, if a bit stream-of-consciousness-y. i realize i've rambled on about similar themes often, and fear that episode 426 may not add much to the monologue. this is likely true. nonetheless, the theme of disappointment, and the practicalities of emotional survival amidst loss, feel important to explore somehow. even if imperfectly.

 

if any of this feels familiar, or important, to you too, i hope you'll listen.

 

love,
russell

November 30, 2014

colorful


friends,

 

welcome to episode 425. this week's podcast features a live performance by me, interspersed with some semi-related thoughts about the songs themselves, and inspirations from a simply amazing movie i'm happy to've stumbed upon this weekend (keiichi hara's 2010 film colorful).

 

the songs are:

- out of respect

- a true story of astonishing luck

- swiss vacation

- i want to be allowed to continue

- no poetry is possible

- black & blue

 

the movie is:

- colorful (2010)

- the (japanese language) trailer

- the director keiichi hara

- a movie review

 

i hope you'll listen.

 

love,
russell

November 23, 2014

single


friends,

 

this week's podcast is here - episode 424. it's me with a new song + a few recent, and older ones, + some wondering about relationships, guilt, time, and forgiveness. a lot of life can feel strange and sad, and does, especially when we're experiencing separation and loss and transition. i guess that's sort of where i'm at these days. i hope it makes some sense to (try to) express it. and i hope you'll listen. <3

 

i'm sending many happy thanxgiving wishes to everyone in the u.s., and many happy thursday thoughts to the rest of the world.

 

love,
russell

November 16, 2014

tennis in tokyo


friends,

 

i had the happy opportunity to visit the napa film festival last night, and was able to attend a screening of the upcoming film "big in japan" (featuring the band tennis pro). i've shared tennis pro's music on the podcast a few times before, and their songs've been on my mind all day. the movie, and their music, are simply great, and i'll share updates here when the film is more widely available.

 

in the meantime, there's tonight's podcast - episode 423! it's me with a few of my favorite tennis pro songs, and some thoughts about the value of sharing creativity with others.

 

i hope you'll listen!

- the band - tennisproband.com

- the movie - biginjapanthemovie.tumblr.com

- a movie review - at variety.com

- the director - john jeffcoat

- buy - tennis pro music

- be a fan - on facebook

- see the video for - rock over tokyo

 

love,
russell