Ian Zapczynski & Craig Smith
episode 10: Craig’s choice
Ben Folds Five / The Unauthorized Biography Of Reinhold Messner
Nancy Wilson Picks The Essential Jimmy Page
Nancy Wilson of Heart and Roadcase Royale shares her 10 Essential Jimmy Page, err.. ok it pretty much devolves into the Essential Led Zeppelin songs. Heart has long been unabashed Led Zeppelin fans, having performed tons of Zeppelin songs through their career. As Nancy shares her essential Led Zeppelin songs, she also shares memories about the first time she saw them in concert, the first time she met them, her memories on the legendary Kennedy Center Honors performance, how various Zeppelin songs have seeped into her DNA and how they’ve inspired and impacted her guitar playing and the music of Heart, how Zeppelin has inspired Nancy to dig into the blues even through her new band, Roadcase Royale, and much more. From the unique perspective as one legend talking about another, Nancy shares personal memories and musical insight into the work of Jimmy Page and Led Zeppelin.
Bryan Beller Picks The Essential Mike Keneally
Bryan Beller shares his 10 Essential Mike Keneally songs. Originally connecting in Dweezil Zappa’s band in the early 90s, Bryan Beller (The Aristocrats) and Mike Keneally have been longtime friends and collaborators in various bands (Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, G3, Dethklok) and on each other’s work for 25+ years. The music of Mike Keneally is creative, progressive, versatile, introspective, layered, adventurous, humorous, emotionally powerful, and musically brilliant. Bryan walks us through his list of Keneally song selections, sharing memories of recording and performing these songs, why he chose the songs he chose, and offers wonderfully detailed musical and technical insight.
Gun Violence In Music – 21 Lives and 516 Years Gone
In this very special episode, we’re joined by more than a dozen of our friends from the podcast community for a retrospective of all those musical greats lost as a result of gun violence.
Some of these stories involve domestic abuse, suicide, robbery, murder, but all of them are stories of gun violence.
A gun in every single one of these scenarios turned a moment of crisis or crime into a fatality. Irreversible.
Join the fight for common sense gun reform today by texting JOIN to 64433.
Me’Shell Ndegeocello joins Eric in conversation to discuss her early days growing up in a musical home, discovering exciting and varied music in her family’s vast record collection, buying her first Prince record, auditioning for Living Colour just before signing her major label deal, working in the hit-centric music business, thoughts on recent comments regarding female artists from the Grammy world, thoughts on the current political and social climate in the world, the importance of her musical project Can I Get A Witness? The Gospel of James Baldwin and what is ahead for that, her current covers record Ventriloquism and what inspired the interesting song choices she made for that record, what’s next and much more!
Steven Wilson superfan Henning Mielke joins Steven Wilson obsessive Craig for a look at the solo catalog of their absolute favorite artist. First known for his work with Porcupine Tree, Wilson is one of – if not THE – most prolific musicians of our generation with numerous side projects and production credits to his name. Starting with 2009’s Insurgentes, Wilson weaves through jazz and prog elements and concept albums with some stellar bandmates through the years to bring us to 2017’s song-oriented To The Bone. Henning and Craig discuss each and pick some key tracks to sample.
To check out more SW, check out Uwe Häberle’s Steven Wilson discography that is mentioned towards the beginning of the episode. As of this episode, it was last updated in May 2015 and contains 1,150 entries.
Neal Morse Picks The Essential Genesis
Neal Morse shares his 10 Essential Genesis songs. As one of the founders of Spock’s Beard and Transatlantic, Neal Morse is a prog hero from the 90s through to today with his solo work (new album: Life & Times) and his Neal Morse Band. One of his favorite bands is Genesis – classic Genesis! So Neal shares his ten essential Genesis songs and his thoughts on why he picked those songs, how they influenced him, that era of prog rock and thoughts on working with and meeting several the guys in the band.