Playing Records with John
By John Walker & Various Folks
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Music enthusiast John "Music" Walker talks with a music-minded friend about music, music-makers, and other musical matters music music.
||CleanThat Daniel Farris Sound||Daniel Farris has produced, mixed, or otherwise enabled countless recording artists over the last couple decades, in addition to creating his own impressive library of ambient works. In this episode, he picks some favorites and tells some tales.||11/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Music of Rob Morgan||Rob Morgan is a singer/songwriter and longtime four-track addict whose elegant and catchy songs blend the best qualities of 70s folk-pop with a post-modern wit. In this special holiday episode, he recounts his musical history via a playlist of select r.||12/25/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Music of Skizz Cyzyk: Part Two||Human art factory Skizz Cyzyk returns to finish up our discussion of his adventurous musical history, picking up in the mid 90s and bringing us through the present day. Part two of two.||4/7/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Music of Skizz Cyzyk: Part One||Skizz Cyzyk, a prolific mainstay of Baltimore's underground art/rock/film scene, unpacks a deep box of musical moments, from his early punk stirrings to his utility-player drum gigs. Part one of two.||1/28/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Music of Craig Ceravolo||The guy who put the 'Boo' in 'Wake Up, Boo,' Craig Ceravolo returns to play demos and talk process, as we track the development of several past and future pop gems. (Originally posted on May 21, 2014)||12/9/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Music of Beauregard Cole: Part Two||The second half of an epic conversation with Beau Cole contains previously unreleased music by Lands & Peoples and Zu Shapes, as well as a few works in progress that highlight Beau's exploratory methods of recording. (Originally posted on May 15, 2014)||12/4/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Music of Beauregard Cole: Part One||Beau Cole drops by with an armload of songs he made, both on his own and as part of Lands & Peoples, a sadly defunct but quite dreamy Baltimore-based band. This is part one of two, and covers early recordings. (Originally posted on May 7, 2014)||12/1/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChris Garrison's Pre-Rock Faves||Cartoonist/Animator Chris Garrison overwhelms us with sugary harmonies and smooth sounds when he picks some of his favorite vocal group pop songs from the days before rock met roll. (Originally posted on May 30, 2014)||11/26/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJoe Kibelbek, Al Yankovic, and Me||It was time to chime in on the somewhat unlikely career of master parodist 'Weird Al' Yankovic, and only one man could help me do it. I think we all know who that man is. So let's just leave it at that.||11/19/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNew Pixies||The first new Pixies album in 23 years occasions a visit from an opinionated and whimsical gentleman whose gimlet-eyed appraisal lends rigor to our track-by-track analysis. (Originally posted on April 30, 2014)||11/6/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Music of Cigarbox Planetarium||Guitarist Andy Charneco and keyboardist Deanna Pineda are the two halves of Cigarbox Planetarium, a musical entity that defies pat description. Are their beguiling tunes retro or futuristic? Have fun deciding along with us.||11/1/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCraig Ceravolo's Brain Hearts The Cure||Pop-rock true believer Craig Ceravolo takes time away from making beautiful music and hosting his eclectic internet radio show 'Wake Up, Boo' to jabber with us about a Cure album that just might melt a skeptic's heart. (Originally posted on April 22, 2.||10/26/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Music of Paul Cordes Wilm: Part Two||Paul Cordes Wilm wraps up the musical history tour, beginning with his post-collegiate years, spanning several sonic detours, and including the various incarnations of his long-running band Nowhere Squares. Part two of two.||10/21/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Music of Paul Cordes Wilm: Part One||Tireless multimedia busybody Paul Cordes Wilm has made a lot of music over the last few decades. In this episode he discusses recordings from his childhood through his college years. Part one of two.||10/1/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSkizz Cyzyk on His Favorite Flaming Lips Record||Skizz Cyzyk, the most eerily calm man in show business, shares his thoughts about the Flaming Lips album that he loves best of all. (Originally posted on April 15, 2014)||9/25/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Music of Brad Armstrong and 13ghosts||Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Brad Armstrong, the world's foremost authority on Brad Armstrong, talks us through an amazing playlist of tracks spanning his history of recording. (Originally posted on April 7, 2014)||9/22/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
Friendly, intelligent and interesting; great fun for music lovers.
Instantly on my weekly playlist
John pulls together a great collection of interesting voices in-&-around the indie music scene to talk about their songwriting, music production, joys & tribulations of playing in bands, solo work, and their favorite records too. A great concept, and John is a tour de force host who keeps you totally entertained and engrossed throughout the program. Instantly on my must-hear list! I can’t wait for the next episode (not a Dr. Dre reference).