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.

 

MikeyPod 122 | Filmmaker Jamie Moffett

Jamie Moffett joins me today to discuss his film The Ordinary Radicals.

About the film:

In the margins of the United States, there lives a revolutionary Christianity. One with a quiet disposition that seeks to do “small things with great love, and in so doing is breaking 21st Century stereotypes surrounding this 2000 year old faith. The Ordinary Radicals is set against the modern American political and social backdrop of the next Great Awakening. Traveling across the United States on a tour to promote the book Jesus for President, Shane Claiborne and a rag-tag group of “ordinary radicals” interpret Biblical history and its correlation with the current state of American politics. Sharing a relevant outlook for people with all faith perspectives, director Jamie Moffett examines this growing movement.

Music: (courtesy of Potter Street Records)
Girard Ave – NevereveN
Try on Life – Jes Karper

 

Ordinary Radicals: advance clip of interview with Shane Claiborne


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This afternoon, I interviewed filmmaker Jamie Moffett about his upcoming film The Ordinary Radicals. The topic of Christianity and Homosexuality came up, which prompted him to send me this clip from the film. It is part of an interview with with author/ speaker/ general bad-ass Shane Claiborne.

Look for my interview with Jamie on Monday.

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MikeyPod 120 | Musician Christopher Willits

Guitarist, electronic musician, composer, and all around bad-ass, Christopher Willits joins me this week to discuss his collaboration with Ryuichi Sakamoto, Ocean Fire an lots of other stuff.

Music featured:
Toward Water – Willits + Sakamoto (from the album Ocean Fire) amazon
Colors Shifting – Christopher Willits (from the album Surf Boundaries) emusic iTunes amazon
Or With the Tea – Christopher Willits (from the album Folding, and the Tea) emusic iTunes

Special thanks to Evan Balmer at KAB America.

Links:
Christopher Willits
overlap.org
U.S. tour April 12th – May 7
Christopher Willits’ mailing list
Ryuichi Sakamoto
12k
XLR8R TV
Creative Commons

MikeyPod 119 | Vegan Chef Isa Chandra Moskowitz

Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero’s Veganomicon cookboook has been this newbie/aspiring Vegan’s best friend since it hit my mailbox about a month ago. Isa Chandra Moskowiz was kind enough to take time out of her busy s’more eating to talk a bit about her philosophy and the inspiration behind what many consider the vegan Joy of Cooking.

 

photo by eight double
linkies:
Post Punk Kitchen
Sweet & Sara
4 Course Vegan
Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary
Eastern Shore Sanctuary and Education Center

music:
2080 – Yeasayer
Wot? No Meat! – Captain Sensible

 

 

MikeyPod 117 | Author Ian Blake Newman on The 30-Day Diabetes Miracle

Author Ian Blake Newman discusses The 30-Day Diabetes Miracle and the impact it has had on his own health.

Click here for the book tour dates.

Music:
Countdown by Jupiter One courtesy of Ariel Publicity

 

MikeyPod 116 | Special Guest Host Curtis Hill

My pal Curtis is my special guest host today. We talk about cool stuff and play cool musics. Plus, there is a big CD giveaway contest. Listen for info!

cool stuff:
the Quiet times podcast
Curtis’ Flickr photos
Curtis’ LiveJournal
My LiveJournal
metacritic.com

cool musics:
Fujyia and Miyagi – Ankle Injury
Belle and Sebastian – For The Price Of A Cup Of Tea (Courtesy of Matador Records)
Microfilm – Chicago (Courtesy of the Artist)
Burial – Ghost Hardware (courtesy of IODA Promonet)