Rufus makes a deal with Captain Castillo and trades himself for Amber.
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Rufus makes a deal with Captain Castillo and trades himself for Amber.
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Landing back on the Blue Dwarf with the Zombie Queen Brittany, the team decide they need to form a resistance movement to get rid of Captain Castillo.
Crashed on the planet, Davie uses his voice-controlled ship to rescue him and Justin before the Zombies attack. Then Davie confronts Captain Castillo about letting the resistance crew on the escaping mining missile onboard the Blue Dwarf.
I can't tell you how much valuable information Nina shared during our interview – you have to listen! From her new book – The Author Training Manual (US),(UK) Nina talks about the 4 key things writers need to become authors – Willingness, Objectivity, Optimism and Tenacity. Central to all that is having a business plan to ensure success. I would recommend downloading it and listening to it again – fab stuff!
Nina is the author of the bestseller How to blog a book and the newly released The Author Training Manual. Nina is known as the inspiration to creation coach, she moves her clients from ideas to finished books as well as careers as authors, helping them combine their passion and purpose so they create products that positively and meaningfully impact the world. You can connect with Nina at www.ninaamir.com
Brass makes itself heard on this week's show, not least by Kotorino.
We’ve a somewhat brassy theme to this week’s selection of new music from around the world with horn-infested tracks from The Wet Secrets, Kotorino and Sonic Ahmed.
Nightlife – The Wet Secrets (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)
Swampy bass lines, primal drumming, dancing ladies with brassy horn stacks, keys, congas, & vocal harmonies galore.
Formed on a dare by Lyle Bell, Trevor Anderson and Kim Rackel, the bass and horn heavy quintet burst onto the scene with 2006′s A Whale of a Cow CD. Written and recorded within one week of the band's formation, it was a clarion call to anyone within earshot that The Wet Secrets had arrived.
Free Candy marks a dramatic leap forward for the band in both songwriting and attitude. With the addition of local psych-pop wizard Paul Arnusch (Faunts/Whitsundays) and wunderkind Emma Frazier, The Wet Secrets have returned determined to seize the brass ring and stomp the world in the face/balls. (Figuratively/literally). This new resolve now comes with a more pensive pen, eschewing tongue-in-cheek ribaldry for a well conceived quasi-concept album about death, disappointment, and doin' it. Material with more gravitas perhaps, but still smartly dressed in the frantic pop trappings of The Wet Secrets.
They will be at The Great Escape:
STICKY MIKES FROG BAR 8th May 2014 10:45pm – 11:15pm
BLIND TIGER 10th May 2014 2:30pm – 3:00pm
Lyle Bell: Bass Guitar, Lead Vocals
Trevor Anderson: Vocals, Drums
Kim Rackel: Vocals, Trumpets
Emma Frazier: Vocals, Trombone
Paul Arnusch: Vocals, Keys, Congas
Red Headed Hipster – Frugal Father (Boulder, CO, USA)
Lovely sounds and slyly tongue-in-cheek lyrics from Frugal Father, the alias of Yosemite, California native Mac Welch, who does not have kids. Red Headed Hipster, the first single from the new EP, was written from the perspective of his college roommates. As Welch puts it “I’d be lying if I told you a majority of the song wasn’t produced and written during some of my housemates’ biggest parties.”
Previously of LA dream pop band StaG, Welch wrote the majority of his 7-song EP while working as a roadie, recording in the tour van between driving duties, and singing in empty hotel rooms across 9 different countries in the span of roughly 6 months.
Frugal Father’s initial output has been described as “lost somewhere between the confessional baritone of Matt Berninger’s work with the National and the glittering sonics of an LCD Soundsystem record” with a “charming mixture of lyrical hedonism and nihilism.” He has recently signed with the HUG Records imprint for the release of his debut “All You Get” EP, is available now at whatever price you’d like to pay at https://hugrecords.bandcamp.com/album/all-you-get-ep
Never Had A Chance - Kotorino (Brooklyn, NY, USA)
Jeff Morris left the loud rock bands he was in to make more sociable music, music influenced by the many cultures of his beloved New York City. After many Craigslist posts, and calls to friends and family, Kotorino began to take shape into one of the city’s premier “parlor-rock” outfits.
The makeup of the band varies from gig to gig, and as many as ten musicians and friends play with the band at any given point. That flexibility is a mark of Kotorino, who pick and choose elements from multiple genres.
“Amongst cabaret, “parlor-rock” bands Kotorino is that shadowed figure in the corner that creates a magnetic allure with just the exhale of a cigarettes smoke or the twirl of a glass. Plus, they are simply gorgeous to hear, quirky with a ravenous appetite for varied instrumentation: guitar and violins, tubas to clarinets, with pianos and pump-organs aside the banjo or accordion, a musical saw making a stark and fleeting appearance, waltzes standing elegantly aside seductive southern twangs.” – Critical Mob
Over the next week or so they are playing darts on the west coast:
4.24.14 Seattle @ Conor Byrne
4.25.14 Portland @ The Alberta Street Pub with 3 For Silver
4.26.14 Eugene, OR @ Luckey's Club with 3 For Silver and Mood Area 52
4.29.14 Santa Cruz, CA @ Bocci's Cellar
4.30.14 Oakland, CA @ The Legionnaire Saloon
5.01.14 San Francisco, CA @ Amnesia
5.02.14 Atascadero, CA @Last Stage West BBQ
The band comprises (sometimes):
Jeff Morris: Guitar, Piano, Banjo
Jesse Selengut: Trumpet
Stefan Zeniuk: Tenor, Alto, Bass Sax, Bass Clarinet, Contra Alto Clarinet
Molly White: Vocals, Violin
Estelle Bajou: Vocals, Violin
Liz Prince: Tuba
Mike Brown: Bass
Jerome Morris: Drums, Percussion
Rob Garcia: Drums
Ellia Bisker: Vocals, Ukulele
Caroline Ritson: Musial Saw
Tesla Funkt – Sonic Ahmed (Berlin, Germany)
Sonic Ahmed works straight out of his heart. He performs in different bands like “A Glezele Vayn” (www.glezele.de), recently playing more clarinet than anything else and dedicating himself to klezmer and balkan music.
The next Duo “Fischerinde” (www.fischerinde.de) does improvised music while meditating with the audience. Very deep experience and nice, nice music!
The current album “Balkanbräz” is a collection of ideas from the last 3 years, brought into songs that transport the feeling of Eastern Europe music.
It is sounding oriental: the Ahmed in me is getting sonic!
Soon I'll publish an “eleavtor-music” collection of my songs from the last 10 years.
Halls of The Valar – Secret Archives of The Vatican (London, UK)
From the recent Storytellers album from Secret Archives which is available on a name your own price basis from Bandcamp
Secret Archives of the Vatican are a collective of musicians, based across the UK, but with main recording facilities in Croydon, South London. The band was formed in 1988 by Vince Millett, who was joined in the early 1990s by Louis Counter. They were influenced by the clubs of the Asian Underground scene and also by artists such as Transglobal Underground and Bill Laswell. The third core band member is Peter Sharpe, specialising in UK roots dub reggae. Ginger Shinobi has at various times been the band’s manager and on-stage DJ.
The band’s music is usually described as Transglobal Breakbeat Dub Science, as it contains elements of many genres: breakbeat, dub, dubstep, drumstep, triphop, drum and bass, Indian, Arabian and Turkish musical forms and much more.
Control You – Vire (Toronto, ON, Canada)
Dystopian dance music on the verge of eroding into digital noise, also known as VIRE. Now imagine this chaos coming from a single musician, a live drummer playing all the beats and triggering all the samples in real time, surrounded by sweaty moving bodies. Long live the new flesh.
Do take a look at the video for the track in the show notes – it kind of explains how it’s performed.
May 7th, 2014 Toronto, ON @ The Painted Lady 11 pm (Canadian Music Week Festival)
May 15th, 2014 Peterborough, ON @ The Spill 10pm
May 16th, 2014 Ottawa, ON @ Avant-Garde Bar 10pm
May 17th, 2014 Montreal, QC @ Club Lambi 8pm (One Man Band Festival)
Moscow Drive – Taliia (London, UK)
Once in a while the show gets submissions from students and once in a rather longer while I'm hooked by a sound, a song or a voice.
Taliia is in London, studying at the British Academy of New Music and putting a band together.
“My songs can be described as a combination of exceptional lyrics, sexy rap and cosmic electro pop.”
Hear more of her music at:
What does the other side really want? Do we ask the right questions? What sort of preparation will give us the best advantage? Here are 9 tips that can have a direct influence on your next negotiations, be that regular internal meetings or complex contract negotiations. Even just a small change can reap great rewards.
The easily-offended may want to steer clear of this week's episode, and potentially Game of Thrones in its entirity! In this show, Steadman and Lee go into great detail about that infamous scene, and ponder on whether they like Samwell Tarly or think he's just a big blancmange.
Lee pointed us to some season 1 DVD extras that give some backstory to the various families and houses that make up the world of Westeros and beyond.
This week the guys talk about all of the latest news in the world of video games. Things like the new Civilisation title, Borderlands 1.5? and transistor.
On top fo that we answer some questions about the industry and try to solve the worlds many problems
14.1 explain the purpose, typical content and importance of a procurement strategy, 14.2 distinguish between different methods of supplier reimbursement (including fixed price, cost plus fee, per unit quantity, target cost), 14.3 distinguish between di
Introduction how to pass the APM project management exam
3.2 differentiate between project management and portfolio and programme management, 3.3 outline the characteristics of programme management and its relationship with strategic change, 3.4 explain the challenges a project manager may face working within a
3.8 explain the importance of relevant legislation applicable to projects (such as health and safety , environmental, employment, contract, data protection, freedom of information)
1.1 differentiate between types of organisation structures highlighting advantages and disadvantages of each (including functional, matrix, project)
Back after a short break with some of the best independent music on the planet INCLUDING a track from my brand new album. I kick off with the winner of last weeks poll Glass the Tramp - Dazed and Confused, King Never – Mr No, Foot Long - Crow Orchard Road, Marley Blandford - Midnight Train To Paris, Nick Tann - 3 AM, Dan Whitehouse – Carousel, Matt Stevens – Street and Circus, Lucy Kitchen - Stolen Crown.
Vote below for your favourite in this weeks poll, the winner with the most votes will get played in next weeks episode.Take Our Poll
Panel Borders: The Worldwide Comix of Jeffrey Lewis
Continuing a month of shows looking at the connections between comic books and music culture, guest presenter Conor O’Grady talks to American underground cartoonist and musician Jeffrey Lewis about his comics such as Fuff and The Worldwide Comix Scavenger Hunt. O’Grady and Lewis also discuss the latter’s tools for making strips, the connections between the artist’s short films and static images and his thoughts on delivering comics via new technology. Edited and introduced by Alex Fitch. (Originally broadcast 21st April 2014 on Resonance 104.4 FM, London)
For more info and a variety of different formats you can stream or download, please visit the home of this podcast at www.archive.org
Comics at SCI-FI-LONDON
Dave McKean doesn’t really need an introduction here – from his Sandman covers to Arkham Asylum to his books with Neil Gaiman, through to his own books and illustration and graphic work, he has shaped and changed the look of comics for decades. Apart from his well-known photo collage work, he is also extremely adapt at the good ol’ ink and brushwork.
Alex Fitch will be interviewing Dave McKean at Gosh! on Saturday, the 26th of April, from 7.30pm onwards.
Emma Vieceli, you may know from SelfMadeHero’s Manga Shakespeare adaptations, Young Avengers, her work on ambitious webcomics The Thrill Electric for Channel Four with John Reppion and Leah Moore and Breaks with Malin Rydén, plus most recently in print, the graphic novel adaptations of the ever-popular Vampire Academy series.
Emma will be conversation with Alex on Sunday, the 27th of April, from 7.30pm, Gosh! Comics, 1 Berwick Street, London, W1F 0DR
Nearest tube for Gosh! is Piccadilly Circus or Leicester Square
Mike Carey is a much loved contributor to Vertigo Comics' John Constantine: Hellblazer title, he also enjoyed a seven year tenure as the writer of the Lucifer comic. He will be discussing his career so far, plus his latest acclaimed horror novel The Girl with all the gifts and graphic novel X-Men: No more humans.
Saturday 3rd May, 2.30pm, The Club Room, 2nd Floor, Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL
Nearest tube to Conway Hall is Holborn on the Central and Piccadilly Lines.
Sponsor UNFINISHED CITY by Ben Dickson, Sylvija Martinovi? and Robert Solanovi?
Unfinished City is a powerful, stylish thriller with a sharp, East-European edge. Nadja's home town of Nikši? is a real place; many elements of the story are drawn from Sylvija's experience of living in the city, and the stories that circulated at the time. This will undoubtedly be a controversial book in the Balkans – so much so that Sylvija and Ben had to consciously distance some elements from real life!
The book is being illustrated in glorious, shadowy black and white by cult Croatian artist Robert Solanovi?. A highly-regarded artist in the Balkans, this will be Robert’s first English language work.
Incentives include a first look PDF, signed paperback and hardback editions of the graphic novel, an exclusive T-Shirt and much more. Info at: www.kickstarter.com
The Young'uns return from ten days away from home, hosting their Hartlepool Headland Festival and then touring England with Polish vocal harmony quintet Brasy. In this podcast we bring you highlights from the last en days, with music and conversation from Brasy and the Wilsons. We teach Brasy Geordie in preparation for their gig in Newcastle, while Brasy attempt to teach us a very fast and wordy Polish song; plus it's the Young'uns vs Brasy in the Birthday Game; the Wilsons share anecdotes from their time working with Sting and Jimmy Nail and hanging out with the likes of Paul Simon and Steven Spielberg; and there's another chance to play at identifying the folk song in our game, the Folked-Up Folk Song.