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April 21, 2017

round and round


friends,

 

episode 547 is here, and finds me amidst travel prep. as mentioned, the next few months of the podcast will likely be a bit in flux. i promise to keep things on schedule as much as i possibly can, technical limitations notwithstanding, etc., etc.

 

your patience is deeply appreciated.

 

i hope you'll stick with me.

 

tonight's songs:

- one minute more (norway house)

- farmington hills (from: cat eyes, 2016)

- yes yes yes (from: splitting, 2015)

- somewhere, anywhere (norway house)

 

links:

- one more time with feeling

- nick cave

 

more soon.

 

love,

russell

April 14, 2017

magnets


friends,

 

i'm very happy to share episode 546. it features opening and closing songs from norway house, + a brand new song demo, and a re-made version of an older song, from me.

 

the songs are:

- if you want someone (norway house)

- i'm a magnet (new song demo)

- collapsing (old song demo)

- comfort me (norway house)

 

i'm truly thankful you're here.

 

and hope you'll listen.

 

love,

russell

April 07, 2017

open mic


friends,

 

tonight is episode 545.

 

it's a live podcast, inspired by an open mic.

 

the songs are:

- out of respect

- older than upon the rocks she sits

- in other words

- better

- if it's not you

- point & wave

 

thank you for being here.

 

i hope you'll listen.

 

love,

russell

March 31, 2017

john


friends,

 

i'm happy to've just posted episode 544. as in recent weeks, tonight's opening song is from nick guerrero ("brilliant at useless things"), the closer is from josh amerding ("in a dream"), and in-between are a few new demos from me ("home" and "cold fusion")...

 

this week finds me reflecting on themes inspired by the play john (by annie baker). the play deals with themes of relational expectation, vulnerability, and betrayal, in a way that stuck with me. i'm fascinated whenever a person, or idea, or work of art, does that.

 

it feels a bit magical.

 

john is currently playing at - san francisco a.c.t.

this is the - nyt review

the is the - new yorker review

this is the playwright - annie baker

 

this is - eugene o'neill

this is - william saroyan

 

many thanks to nick and josh, and you, for being here.

 

i hope you'll listen.

 

love,

russell

March 24, 2017

reimagined


friends,

 

the heart of tonight's podcast (episode 543) is a song experiment. unfortunately, the resulting recording remains a bit imperfect, but the fact that songs have the capacity to transform with time, rhythm, feeling, the moment, us, etc., is quite beautiful, nonetheless.

 

also, very happily, there's more music from nick guerrero (the song: "allsome"), and josh amerding (the song: "anytime").

 

my thanks go out, again, to nick and josh, and to you.

 

i hope you'll listen.

 

love,

russell

March 17, 2017

oh boy


friends,

 

episode 542 is here, and features classic tracks by nick guerrero ("george was here"), and josh amerding ("everything in everyway").

 

in-between, there's also a new song from me.

 

my sincere thank you's to nick and josh, for their songs, and to you, for being here.

 

i hope you'll listen!

 

love,

russell

March 10, 2017

sontagsleere


friends,

 

this week's podcast takes it's title from a recent tweet by alain de botton.

 

i haven't heard the term sontagleere, or seen it referenced elsewhere, but the sometimes empty/melancholy feeling of a sunday feels right for this moment.

 

tonight finds me with two (more) new songs + nick guerrero, and some thoughts about the bittersweetness of being ok with just this, here and now.

 

it's episode 541.

 

i hope you'll listen.

 

love,

russell

March 03, 2017

changes


friends,

 

tonight is episode 540.

 

it's me + norway house + two new songs + a new recording platform.

 

i hope you'll listen.

 

love,

russell