MikeyPod 169 | Writer and Performer Victoria Libertore



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!

MikeyPod 168 | Sabrina Lastman and Sasha Bogdanowitsch of Vital Vox!



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 | Composer and Performer Eve Beglarian



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 | Musician Andy Richards from Uniform Motion


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 | Musician Katie Mullins


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 162 | Musician Tim Elsenburg of Sweet Billy Pilgrim

Sweet Billy Pilgrim’s Tim Elsenburg joins me today to discuss his new album, his creative process and dishwashers as musical instruments.

The Songs:
Eyes – Jherek Bischoff
Lazuli – Beach House
Doom – New Beard
Joyful Reunion – Sweet Billy Pilgrim
Forget to Breathe – Sweet Billy Pilgrim
Running Up That Hill – Theo Bleckman
Tinseltown in the Rain – The Blue Nile
A Certain Slant of Light – David Sylvian
Love is Stronger Than Death – The The

MikeyPod 161 | Musician Derek Nicoletto

Great music and and an intimate interview with musician Derek Nicoletto. Listen and subscribe!

the songs:

Hold On – Sbtrkt
Financial District – Gold Panda
Amanaemonesia – Chairlift
Chameleon – Gavin Castleton
Kind Ghosts – Derek Nicoletto
Sugar – Derek Nicoletto
The Night – School of Seven Bells
Baby, I Love You So – Colourbox
Another Detour – Alice Smile
I Have The Moon – Lush

MikeyPod 160 | Vegan Author Sarah Kramer!

I’m so excited to co-host this episode with my friend and fellow vegan, Sarah Kramer. We had so much fun chatting about music and veganism and shared the infamous story of how we met. This show is a little longer than usual, but I couldn’t find a single second to cut out. Enjoy!

The songs:
Go Vegan – The Monkey Bunch
The Moon – Hill & The Sky Heroes
Summertime – Daddy’s Hands
I’ll Love You ‘Till My Veins Explode – Paper Cranes
In Your Room – M-Blanket
Icicle – Jane Wiedlin
Pissin’ In The Wind – Kathy Valentine
Avec Le Temps – Belinda Carlisle
Shiny Shiny – Haysi Fantayzee
I Eat Cannibals – Toto Coelo
Don’t Kill The Animals – Nina Hagen & Lene Lovich
Fragile Georgia – Anne Schaefer
Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want – Janice Whaley
Itsy Bitsy Spider – The Monkey Bunch

Where to find Sarah:
Sara’s Place
Go Vegan iPhone App

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