Sat, 26 December 2015
So my editor is on vacation which may be good as this episode probably would have not happened if they were here. This is an episode that could only come together when no proper time has been given to it. In this episode, Terry reflects on one of his recent pop culture holiday traditions, "The Christmas Show" episode of Studio 60 on The Sunset Strip and the lengths he went through to watch it this year. A brief appreciation that show spills into a reflection of "The Endless River" and two wishes that Terry has related to the band and what could still come from them. They are the movie "Crystal Voyager" and the song "Embryo"
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Tue, 15 December 2015
This return of the podcast was inspired by a musical discovery from this past summer. This discovery led to a lengthy YouTube/internet search and ultimately a chance to finally talk about cover songs. This intended-as-a-mini-episode but instead became a gluttonous epic of an episode was also inspired by Taylor Swift's & Ryan Adams' versions of 1989. Contained within is a discussion of six songs that Terry feels would make interesting covers for male artists (and yes Terry is playing rock 'n' roll fantasy here as well).
As She & Him, Bongwater, Tori Amos, Yo La Tengo, Beth Orton & The Breeders are known for covering songs themselves, six more songs are discussed from those artists. In that second course, a discussion is had of those cover songs and in most cases the artists who originated them. Tangents are definitely found within but also a brief explanation on the gap between episodes and as well as aspirations for 2016.
As stated many, many times during the episode, we have a YouTube channel (Flickering Waves) that has the songs discussed in this episode and a few additional clips. If you like what we are up to here, please follow us on Twitter (@flickeringwaves), join our Facebook group (The Flickering Waves Podcast) and subscribe and rate the podcast on iTunes. We will close out 2015 with what will hopefully become another annual tradition, the Flickering Waves Wish List.