MikeyPod 172 | Ken Kidd on Russia

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I needed a briefing on what has been going on with Russia and their rapidly declining human rights policies, and I know no one better to talk to about these things than by dear friend and NYC bad-ass, Ken Kidd. This is an unedited discussion recorded on my iPhone in Ken’s office. No frills, but plenty of important information that needs to be heard. Listen. Share. Act.

Links:
Queer Nation NY
Queer Nation on Facebook
Ken’s Facebook Page

MikeyPod 171 | Adam Rokhsar

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Electronic musician and software designer Adam Rokhsar is my guest today. So happy to talk about his new release as RUWA. A really great conversation with a fantastic artist.

Links:
Make Yourself Transparent
RUWA on Bandcamp
RokVid is Adam’s recent collab with Ableton

Songs:
When You Cry – RUWA
Perfect Building – RUWA
PS I’m Fine – RUWA
February – Lusine

Listen till the end for a CD give away courtesy of Ghostly International

MikeyPod 169 | Victoria Libertore

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Every now and then someone shows up in my life in a wild moment of synchronicity who I know I’m really supposed to plug into. Victoria is one such person. She’s been a teacher and mentor to me for some time now, so I’m really excited to have her as a guest on today’s podcast. We talk a bunch about her new solo show, No Need For Seduction, which opens THIS FRIDAY at Dixon Place. There’s some interesting talk about Archetypes in performance and I included a couple of tracks from Ólafur Arnalds brilliant new album and a piece of my own in this show as well.

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Skyping with Vic and Ganesha.

As always, thanks for listening to the show and I welcome your feedback!

New show in the works.

I was busy putting together a performance over the past month or so, so the poor podcast suffered from a bit of neglect. No worries, though! I have an interview recorded with Victoria Libertore that I’ll post this weekend and you can always catch up with my solo antics at michaelharren.com.

Here’s a sample from my performance:

MikeyPod 168 | Vital Vox!

 

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Sabrina Lastman and Sasha Bogdanowitsch join me in this episode to discuss their project, the Vital Vox Festival, a vocal music festival taking place on March 25th and 26th here in Brooklyn at Roulette. I’m really excited about this show, and even more so about the actual festival. Thanks for listening!

The Songs:

Kaleidophonia Sasha – Sasha Bogdanowitsch

Donde esta el duende – Sabrina Lastman

Take a peak at I Care If You Listen, a great new music blog I discovered while researching the festival!

MikeyPod 167 | Eve Beglarian

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Composer/performer, Eve Beglarian joins me today in an interview we recorded in her apartment in NYC. Eve is a massive inspiration to me and I so happy to have her as a guest again on the podcast. Lots of fun info about her self-propelled journey along the Mississippi River and the work that resulted.

The Songs:

In And Out Of the Game – Eve Beglarian
I Am Really A Very Simple Person – Brim

You can still get copies of her latest EPs here and here. Support the arts, yo!

MikeyPod 166 | Uniform Motion

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Uniform Motion‘s Andy Richards joins me from Tolouse, France on this episode of MikeyPod to talk about his work and we had a really great conversation about the methods his band has used to promote and raise money for their various projects. Fellow musicians, I highly recommend you read their writings about DIY music production.

the songs:

Crowns and Wishes – Uniform Motion
Dear Someone – Walker Lukens
Arrow – The Irrepressibles
The Neon Nest – Uniform Motion
Roll Over – Uniform Motion
Feel Me – Blancmange
Minors At Nite (Still Sick) – Adult.
We’re All Water – tUnE-yArDs
Cirrus – Bonobo
Get The Message – Lusine
Hands Remember – Seabear
The Sundown Song – Clogs

MikeyPod 165 | Katie Mullins

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Katie Mullins joins me on this episode to talk about her new album and the process behind her work. Be sure to check her out at Union Hall on February 1st! Preorder her new album on Bandcamp and show your support for a bad-ass independent artist!

The songs:

Pink Orange Red – Cocteau Twins
Before We Begin – Broadcast
Cool Light – Bear In Heaven
A Walk (Kolombo Remix) – Tycho
Unwise – Lapland
Sequences – Backlights
The Main Event – Katie Mullins
Spring – Katie Mullins
Tiffany Lou – Daughn Gibson
Build – The Housemartins
The Ship Song – Camille O’Sullivan

I mention a free 2012 sampler from Ghostly International in the show, you can get it here.

There’s also a free download of Lapland’s “Unwise” at americansongwriter.com. Click here for it.

My dear friend Chris Mahula hipped me to a few of the songs on this podcast, check out what else he loved from 2012 here.

MikeyPod 164 | Corey Dargel

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Corey Dargel is my guest on the show today. He’ll be performing his newest song cycle “Hold Yourself Together” tomorrow night, January 7 at (le) poisson rouge.

The songs:
Dream Within A Dream – Propaganda
Tomorrow – Niki & The Dove
Symphonia IX (My Wait Is U) – Grimes
Don’t Follow – B. Fleischmann
There’s Nothing There – Corey Dargel
No Feelings Grown-Up Enough – Corey Dargel
For – Nils Frahm
Amid the Minotaurs – Roomful of Teeth
Testy Pony – Eve Beglarian
diminutive – Tin Hat
Silver Threads – Jacob Cooper with Melissa Hughes, Soprano