MikeyPod 152 | Author Lee Hall

I’m joined on this (fifth anniversary) episode of MikeyPod by Lee Hall, who is the Vice President of Legal Affairs for Friends of Animals and the author of several books, most recently On Their Own Terms: Bringing Animal Rights Philosophy Down To Earth.

Thanks, as always, for listening to the show – especially to those of you who have been listening since the very beginning!

Music:
Stars and Stripes Forever – Matmos
The Sexual Politics Of Meat – Consolidated
Someone You Need – Howard Jones

MikeyPod 149 | Musician Robert Conroy

In this episode, I sit in New York City’s Christopher Park with Robert Conroy of the duo Misty Roses. Have a notepad on hand while listening to this show, so many references and influences to check out! My netflix queue got a solid work out ofter talking to Robert.

The songs:
Dreaming of Delphine from the album Villainess
Starry Wisdom from the album Villainess
Innsmouth Jewelry from the album Monster Zero
Nicht Plus Ultra from the album Villainess

Buy music from Misty Roses on emusic, iTunes, or your favorite music seller!

Also, I’m curious about how you guys like this type of interview show as opposed to the regular musiconly type shows. Does the sound of the city add a nice ambiance or do the honking horns make you want to chew ground glass. I would love some feedback! Thanks!

MikeyPod 148 | Journalist Joey Guerra

I decided to go back to my hometown roots for this show, and talk with The Houston Chronicle‘s ubiquitous music critic, Joey Guerra about his favorite music that came out of the Bayou City in 2009. Give this show a good listen and SUPPORT THESE BANDS!

Songs:
Meet Me Off Main – Nick Gaitan and The Umbrella Man
Spanish & Jazz – Wild Moccasins
Where I Stand – Low Man’s Joe
Anchorbabe Stalker – Without A Face
Don’t Make It So Easy – TheLastPlaceYouLook
On A Rope – ListenListen

Follow Joey’s kooky antics on Twitter and Facebook!

MikeyPod 129 | Musician Gavin Castleton

Gavin Castleton joins me on this episode of MikeyPod to talk about his latest full length, Home. I am so excited to share this interview with you because I am just amazed by this album, even more so after talking to Gavin about his process. Listen to the show, and then buy it and tell all of your friends. This shit needs to be heard! Many thanks, as always, to my sweet cyber-soulmate, Angela Poe, both for turning me on to Gavin’s music and for arranging the interview.

Links:
Website
Myspace
Blog
YouTube
purevolume
 

MikeyPod 127 | Musician Reuben Butchart

Reuben Butchart talks about his residency at Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center and his new video for the song Come and Play.


Reuben at work during his Watermill residency
Links:
Reuben Butchart
iTunes link for the album Golden Boy
Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center
Henry Hinterland

 

MikeyPod 126 | Musical Comedy Improv with Veal

On a very special episode of MikeyPod, the musical improv group Veal kindly let me sit in on one of their rehearsals. We talk about their process for creating musical comedy on the fly, they take me through their warm up process and create an opening number before my very eyes.

Please accept my apologies for the heinous sound quality during the song Holy Water. Yeah, sound is bad, but it was too hilarious to cut from the show.

Find out more about Veal on Facebook, MySpace and YouTube or see them live on Dec 13th at 10:30 at under St. Marks.

 

MikeyPod 125 | Authors Joi Ito and Christopher Adams

Creative Commons CEO Joi Ito and publisher Christopher Adams visit the show to talk about Joi’s new book of photographs, Freesouls.

 

portrait of Ryuichi Sakamoto by Joi Ito
Also:
A brand new Halloween track from Gavin Castleton, Since 1968 which is released on iTunes today. This track is popping up all over the place today including Buzznet and RCRD LBL. Thanks to my pal Angela Poe for introducing me to Castleton’s music!

Music:

Since 1968 (The Overclock Orchestra Remix) -Gavin Castleton
Fortune – Kristin Hersh
Leaving – Dirty on Purpose

p.s. please excuse the current lame layout of my site, I am still recovering from the site having been hacked. It will look prettier soon, I promise!

 

MikeyPod 124 | Musician Paul Doucette

[Lost episode! For an unfortunate period in 2008 I stored a few podcasts on a different server, and then forgot that they were there when I shut it down. If you happen to have a copy of this episode, I would be thrilled to have it again!]

I got to chat with Paul Doucette (Matchbox Twenty) in the bluhammock music office this afternoon about his new project The Break and Repair Method. Here lies our conversation, along with a few tracks off the album which won’t be available till Sept 16th.

Music:
You Won’t Be Able To Be Sad
This City (Is Bound To Do Us In)
Life Gets Beautiful

Many thanks to Ralph Cutler and Christina Duren from Ariel Publicity for setting everything up for me!

In other news, I have decided to make MikeyPod a weekly music only podcast. In the next month or so I will be setting up another podcast feed for everything else. This last year or so in NYC has been such a learning time for me, and a struggle in so many ways, but at last I am feeling like I am where I want to be– loving the city and ready to get my activist self moving again. It always felt so awkward to try to cover both passions in one place: music and social justice. Many times the two intersect, of course, but it makes more sense to me to branch out in this way. Stay Tuned!

p.s. Don’t forget about Meat Free Radio for all of your vegan and vegetarian needs.