Terry Manning tells me all about his new album Heaven Knows, and his transition from recording engineer to performer. He also gives me exclusive insight with his friendship with Chris Bell (Big Star) and one of the most interesting recording sessions he’s had. Read the interview with Terry Manning here.
In case you missed it Linus of Hollywood has a new album out called “Something Good,” and we highly recommend it. I had a good long conversational styled interview with Linus about his career in music. He started with the band Size 14, to Nerf Herder, playing with Roger Manning, Jr. and other members of Jellyfish. It’s been over 8 years since his last album so we talk about some of the new songs too. Enjoy!
Martin Newell is a poet, author, musician, gardener and general troublemaker. As the main singer/songwriter from the Cleaners From Venus, he self-released his albums on cassette and did his best to avoid the music industry while building a fan base, becoming an inspiration for many DIY musicians. Martin talks about some advice he got starting out, meeting and working with Andy Partridge (XTC) and his memories of the 1960′s.
I have such a good time chatting with Martin, I pull a Zelig and my own voice starts to unconsciously imitate his accent! Martin also has been adding funny promotional videos for his album “Return To Bohemia” called Mule TV. It’s obviously a Monty Python inspired video series with looney interviews with a tune thrown in.
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It’s an inspirational story of Phil almost dying to get this album made. I reviewed his album If It Makes You Feel Better back in March. And in case you forgot what it sounded like I embeded the favorite track below. But if you really want to know about Phil and this album… Here is his full story.