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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