"Music" podcast suggestions anyone?

Started by skyline, January 28, 2020, 02:18:46 PM

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Can anyone suggest any good music related podcasts?

The three I follow regularly now are:

https://www.fretboardjournal.com/category/podcasts/
Luthiers, players, shops

http://songexploder.net/episodes
Each episode has songwriters explaining how a song was conceived, developed, and recorded.
Quite a wide range of artists (Sheryl Crow/Johnnie Cash, Raleigh Ritchie, Wilco, KT Tunstall, Gorillaz, Aimee Mann . . .)

http://tonebenderspodcast.com
A great podcast centred around interviews with people who record and mix film and tv audio

For anyone interested, the Fretboard Journal has a series of podcasts now related to them.  I particularly enjoy one called "Luthier On Luthier" where the guitar-building host interviews other builders.  There is a great back catalog of episodes to binge on. 

Quote from: Silence Dogood on May 11, 2024, 09:17:14 AMFor anyone interested, the Fretboard Journal has a series of podcasts now related to them.  I particularly enjoy one called "Luthier On Luthier" where the guitar-building host interviews other builders.  There is a great back catalog of episodes to binge on. 
Yes, I quite like these, albeit they run a bit long.
The recent John Leventhal interview was especially good, I thought.

Quote from: Queequeg on May 11, 2024, 02:52:31 PMYes, I quite like these, albeit they run a bit long.
The recent John Leventhal interview was especially good, I thought.
Long?  Have you listened to Joe Rogan?
 :tongue:

I occasionally listen to Fretboard Journal. I mostly just pick through and search for certain luthiers.
My favorite is the SCGC (Santa Cruz Guitar) podcast. They do anything from musician interviews to technical deep-dives, like a recent one about redwood.

Unfortunately, I find a lot of guitar podcasts to be unbearable.
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Quote from: B0WIE on May 11, 2024, 05:53:27 PMI occasionally listen to Fretboard Journal. I mostly just pick through and search for certain luthiers.
My favorite is the SCGC (Santa Cruz Guitar) podcast. They do anything from musician interviews to technical deep-dives, like a recent one about redwood.

Unfortunately, I find a lot of guitar podcasts to be unbearable.
I looked on Apple podcasts for the Santa Cruz show and all I found is the "SCGC Players Forum."  Is this the one you are referring to?

I've heard Larrivee's name mentioned over the years with some of the builders on the Luthier on Luthier show.  I wish he could get Monsieur Larrivee himself someday!

Quote from: Silence Dogood on May 19, 2024, 06:53:25 AMI looked on Apple podcasts for the Santa Cruz show and all I found is the "SCGC Players Forum."  Is this the one you are referring to?

I've heard Larrivee's name mentioned over the years with some of the builders on the Luthier on Luthier show.  I wish he could get Monsieur Larrivee himself someday!
Yes, I believe that's the one. Richard Neuman, who maintains the SCGC forum, hosts the podcast so that's probably why it's called that. Good episodes to catch first would be any one that features Eric Skye, and the ones with Richard Hoover. Hoover is amazing. He tells a story about drinking in Spain (?) with Jean Larrivee and Jean promised him a special set of wood that his mentor had given to him decades before. Richard Hoover made a very special guitar out of it. He is open about his practices so you learn a ton about building and the industry from him. I nerded out on the recent redwood episode.
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Quote from: B0WIE on May 19, 2024, 03:22:11 PMYes, I believe that's the one. Richard Neuman, who maintains the SCGC forum, hosts the podcast so that's probably why it's called that. Good episodes to catch first would be any one that features Eric Skye, and the ones with Richard Hoover. Hoover is amazing. He tells a story about drinking in Spain (?) with Jean Larrivee and Jean promised him a special set of wood that his mentor had given to him decades before. Richard Hoover made a very special guitar out of it. He is open about his practices so you learn a ton about building and the industry from him. I nerded out on the recent redwood episode.
I will be all over this!  Thanks.

Quote from: skyline on January 28, 2020, 02:18:46 PMThe three I follow regularly now are:

http://songexploder.net/episodes
Each episode has songwriters explaining how a song was conceived, developed, and recorded.
Quite a wide range of artists (Sheryl Crow/Johnnie Cash, Raleigh Ritchie, Wilco, KT Tunstall, Gorillaz, Aimee Mann . . .)

Thanks for this one. I had no idea this content was out there. I scanned the long long list and Aimee Mann tweaked my interest as I binged her entire catalogue a few years ago.

It was interesting to hear comments from talented musicians. Mann is an old pro having kept a carreer going for a few decades. The song was one of my favorites and I was astonished that she said she wrote it in 3/4 and completely stalled out on it, half done. Giving up, she then tossed the song over to a friend who tossed it back in 4/4 and with a brilliant bridge that upstaged the rest of the song. During the interview there were some harmony samples that were astonishing but what I was left with was "how could she not know she writes lyrics in 4/4?" I dunno . . .
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Quote from: B0WIE on May 11, 2024, 05:53:27 PMMy favorite is the SCGC (Santa Cruz Guitar) podcast. They do anything from musician interviews to technical deep-dives, like a recent one about redwood. 

Thanks for revealing this one, Bowie. I am listening to the redwood episode now.

I love redwood and am the lucky owner of a Bourgeois DBJ-C from 2007, purchased from tThe Twelfth Fret after it had been reviewed by Acoustic Guitar Magazine. It has become a favourite of mine and seems to get better everytime I pick it up.
Ron


Ever listen to Rick Beato interviews?
Well known record producer has interviewed so many great guitar players and performers.
These are thoughtful interviews which can concentrate on session work and recording techniques, other musicians they have worked with.
*Joe Satriani
*Steve Lukather
*Larry Carlton
*Sting
*Warren Haynes
*Tommy Emmanuel
*Pat Metheny
*Michael McDonald
It's a long list...


Quote from: ronmac on May 20, 2024, 07:15:51 AMThanks for revealing this one, Bowie. I am listening to the redwood episode now.

I love redwood and am the lucky owner of a Bourgeois DBJ-C from 2007, purchased from tThe Twelfth Fret after it had been reviewed by Acoustic Guitar Magazine. It has become a favourite of mine and seems to get better everytime I pick it up.
Glad you're enjoying it. I got my first redwood guitar 6 months ago and it changed the game for me. I've sold a few of my spruce guitars since then. I hate saying that in the Larrivee forum since its not an available option but the sensitivity, brilliance, and richness of redwood is really friendly to my light fingerstyle. It's not all that different than spruce, but it's different in the exact areas that I want a wood to be. That said, I think of it really as a fingerstyle wood. I think spruce reacts better to the strong attack of a flat pick.

Quote from: Queequeg on May 20, 2024, 09:41:16 AMEver listen to Rick Beato interviews?
I've tried to watch his YT vids but there's something weird about him that keep me from watching more. I really don't know what it is. His interview resume is absolutely incredible though.
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Quote from: B0WIE on May 20, 2024, 05:00:11 PMGlad you're enjoying it. I got my first redwood guitar 6 months ago and it changed the game for me. I've sold a few of my spruce guitars since then. I hate saying that in the Larrivee forum since its not an available option but the sensitivity, brilliance, and richness of redwood is really friendly to my light fingerstyle. It's not all that different than spruce, but it's different in the exact areas that I want a wood to be. That said, I think of it really as a fingerstyle wood. I think spruce reacts better to the strong attack of a flat pick.
I've tried to watch his YT vids but there's something weird about him that keep me from watching more. I really don't know what it is. His interview resume is absolutely incredible though.
I wasn't going to say anything about Beato but since you did I will agree.  I don't know what it is but I cannot get into his gig at all.  Absolutely phenomenal guitar player though! 

Quote from: Silence Dogood on May 20, 2024, 09:35:52 PMI wasn't going to say anything about Beato but since you did I will agree.  I don't know what it is but I cannot get into his gig at all.  Absolutely phenomenal guitar player though! 
I shouldn't have phrased it that way it's it's probably something weird about me that doesn't like watching him. But, no matter how cool the guest is and how bad I want to watch, Rick just misses the mark for me. Maybe it's because he treats it like they are porcelain on a revolving platform.
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I don't do podcasts but did watch a recent video on You Tube by Mr. Beato. It compared the stupidity of contemporary popular songs compared with things written by the Beatles. I couldn't agree with him more. I'm so tired of these 3 chords artists and their low content lyrics.

Quote from: William2 on May 22, 2024, 10:23:40 AMI don't do podcasts but did watch a recent video on You Tube by Mr. Beato. It compared the stupidity of contemporary popular songs compared with things written by the Beatles. I couldn't agree with him more. I'm so tired of these 3 chords artists and their low content lyrics.
Yes, indeed, although for beginners, those 3 cowboy chords are vitally important; aren't they? It gives them some songs to play while they advance to more interesting material. That's the way so many of us started out decades ago.

I'm most interested in Rick Beato's interviews with very accomplished artists and what I like most about him is he really knows what he's talking about, and asks intelligent questions of his guests; very specific about the artist's use of key change modulations (and/or for example) the 6th of the chord in a particular piece. He really does his homework before he interviews his guests.
He has a great resume as a record producer, and it is obvious that his guests respect him.

Quote from: B0WIE on May 11, 2024, 05:53:27 PMI occasionally listen to Fretboard Journal. I mostly just pick through and search for certain luthiers.
My favorite is the SCGC (Santa Cruz Guitar) podcast. They do anything from musician interviews to technical deep-dives, like a recent one about redwood.

Unfortunately, I find a lot of guitar podcasts to be unbearable.
I'm pretty sure that my SCGC pin/button that I proudly display on my work bag will be as close as I ever get to a Santa Cruz guitar.

(Note how Larrivee is being represented as well, and higher up on the chain!  :tongue: ). 

I love the vibe of the SCGC.  Like Larrivee, owning pretty much anything they make could make a person happy for life. 

Quote from: Silence Dogood on May 25, 2024, 08:02:26 AMI love the vibe of the SCGC.  Like Larrivee, owning pretty much anything they make could make a person happy for life. 

I think Richard and Jean have a lot of things in common. Both have a real passion for collecting the woods and are mechanically intuitive. This is perhaps petty, but the ownership of a company influences how I feel about an instrument. At the start of this year, my most prized guitar was one made by a boutique shop that everyone here would recognize. They mostly make guitars in the 10k range. I was listening to a podcast interview with the main luthier and, instead of talking about the woods or the process, and he went on a far-left-leaning political rant. It was so off-putting that I just felt negative about the guitar and started noticing all the little things about the sound I didn't like. I sold it within a month.

 Meanwhile, Richard Hoover of SCGC was interviewed on the same podcast and he was talking about his passion for the woods, how he was reading a book about St Francis, how he feels he is a servant and is dedicated to filling his role in this world, etc. I used the money from the other guitar to get a couple of used SCGCs and wow. Just, wow. Can't believe I was hanging onto that other guitar. Good riddance.
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Quote from: B0WIE on May 25, 2024, 11:22:59 AMI think Richard and Jean have a lot of things in common. Both have a real passion for collecting the woods and are mechanically intuitive. This is perhaps petty, but the ownership of a company influences how I feel about an instrument. At the start of this year, my most prized guitar was one made by a boutique shop that everyone here would recognize. They mostly make guitars in the 10k range. I was listening to a podcast interview with the main luthier and, instead of talking about the woods or the process, and he went on a far-left-leaning political rant. It was so off-putting that I just felt negative about the guitar and started noticing all the little things about the sound I didn't like. I sold it within a month.

 Meanwhile, Richard Hoover of SCGC was interviewed on the same podcast and he was talking about his passion for the woods, how he was reading a book about St Francis, how he feels he is a servant and is dedicated to filling his role in this world, etc. I used the money from the other guitar to get a couple of used SCGCs and wow. Just, wow. Can't believe I was hanging onto that other guitar. Good riddance.
I don't think having strong feelings about the ownership of a company is petty at all.  Our guitars are much more personal/emotional/meaningful items in our lives than our mobile phones or the brand of toothpaste or paper towels we use.  I've seen plenty of people over the years wearing a Fender or Gibson t-shirt, but I've never seen anyone wearing a Colgate t-shirt. And when we have such a connection with an item, we really want to believe in the company that made it.  At least many of us do. 

I didn't know anything about the Larrivee company when I got my Larrivee 20-some years ago.  But (as serendipitous as things often are) the ethos and vibe of the company really meshes well with the kind of person I have ended up becoming.  I prefer the smaller, family-owned, independent, road-less-taken approach to pretty much everything, so a Larrivee is perfect for me.

As far as the fellow on that podcast and his rant, that would have turned me off as well.  I don't care for political ranting of any kind (even if I agree with it), and someone representing a brand like that should know that it's in poor taste. I can only imagine how insufferable he must be personally if he feels the need to rant in public like that. 

I have heard Richard Hoover interviewed a few times and he seems like a good guy, and I like his guitars.  I've been a fan of the cowboy singer Don Edwards for years and his SCGC signature model is really nice.  A guitar like that wouldn't do for the way I play, but I love the old-timey sounds of a 12-fret like that. 

Wow... $10k for a guitar!  I'm not too proud to admit that I've never had the kind of life that would allow such a purchase.  The most expensive instrument I have is my Collings mandolin.  It was $2300 or so when I got it new, and it was a gift from my wife after she somehow rat-holed the money for a year.  My lifetime guitar is my Larrivee and it cost me $600 back in 2003. But selling off that high-end guitar and getting TWO Santa Cruz models was a great choice!  I can only imagine that tonal options you have now!  The few SCGC guitars I've come across in person have been really nice.  There is an old shop here in the Dallas area that usually has one or two on the wall when I go in there to kick tires and buy a set of strings.   

Quote from: Silence Dogood on May 26, 2024, 07:49:45 AMWow... $10k for a guitar!
I should clarify, I've never paid that for an instrument. I got it used and actually made a $1,500 profit on that guitar. I got a steal on one of the SCGCs and paid half of the normal used value. My guitars largely pay for themselves and, ironically, the more guitars I try the more affordable it becomes, as long as I'm careful not to try to keep them all or buy ones that I can't re-sell.

 I seldom buy a new/unused guitar as it kills my ability to keep my system going, though there was an incredible Larrivee all-koa 000 that I saw on youtube recently, which almost broke my will. Thankfully, it sold immediately so I didn't get the choice.
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