Sunday, May 26, 2019

Podcast 28 - 1980s Christian Music (Justus)

"Surrender"

Alan and Em are joined by Garret Godfrey of the Good patron podcast to discuss Christian music in the 1980s. The episode also includes 25 minutes of a 1987 episode of Alan's college radio show, where he played "the best in today's Christian rock."

We we  about the new album, and play portions of two songs.

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Link: Good Patron Podcast
Link: Justus on Discogs
Link: "Someone's Waiting" at YouTube

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Sunday, January 20, 2019

Podcast 27 - Hide No Truth

"Hide No Truth"

During our Audiofeed episode, we talked about the "Death by 1000 Cuts" seminar that featured musician Nate Allen, in which he discussed the spiritual abuse he had suffered, and his recovery process. 

We were pleased to talk with Nate about his news album, "Hide No Truth," which he recorded under the name Good Saint Nathanael, in which he addresses many of those issues. This conversation covers the topic of spiritual abuse, the goods and bads of being raised in the church, the recovery process, and how to identify people who can help. We also talk about the new album, and play portions of two songs.

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Link: Good Saint Nathanael's new album "Hide no Truth"
Link: Video for the song "Lightning"
Link: Twitter for Destroy Nate Allen
Link: Good Saint Nathanael website
Link: Purchase a Nate Allen prayer candle

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Podcast Preview

On Sunday's upcoming episode #27, we talk with musician Nate Allen (performing as Good Saint Nathanael), about his new album, and the difficult circumstances that led him to produce the album.

Here is the first video from the new album:





And some info about it

About Hide No Truth (photos by Larissa Van Der Vyver)

Near the end of Nate Allen’s first Destroy Nate Allen tour he spray painted the words “My Goal Is Resolution” boldly on his acoustic guitar. The vulnerability and complexity of that statement unknowingly charted a course for his life.

With his new project Good Saint Nathanael, Nate Allen is turning to face his demons leading with a rare-disarming vulnerability. On Hide No Truth (available on Feb. 1st), the harder Nate looks at himself in the mirror, the more humanity reveals its bitter, beautiful complexity.

The nine songs on Hide No Truth find Nate stripping back his sonic pallet to reveal stark, memorable, acoustic songs full of detail and intention.

In what is a cathartic move towards self-choice, honest art and emotional health, Nate uses religious language to explore human vulnerability and his own broken Christian religious experience.

Faced with a choice between ignoring his past or leaving his faith and community, Good Saint Nathanael is a project seeking a 3rd path, one that lances the wounds, protests somberly, and grieves deeply while still refusing to give up.

Hide No Truth was recorded and mixed by Jon Terrey (Listener, The Chariot). Then Nate assigned different friends to add whatever their vision of “noise” was to each track, further adding to the haunting soundscape. Lastly, the record was mastered by Jim Demain at Yes Master Studios (John Prine, Frank Black, June Carter Cash).

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Friday, November 23, 2018

Podcast 26 - Feedback & Follow-ups

"Dorkness to Nightmare: The Nightmare is Over"

After the marathon of October mini-series, Em & Alan tackle the piles of feedback that those episodes generated. They also talk about all of the many, many things they forgot to mention during the mini-series.

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Link: Nathaniel Wayne's Council of Geeks YouTube Channel 
Link: Vera Wylde's book "Skirting Gender"
Link: Aaron Henley's novel "Fangs of Vengeance"
Link: Joe Golem, Occult Detective
Link: Hebrew Punk
Link: Reading in the Dark anthology
Link: "All The Way To The Bloodbank" video on YouTube

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Monday, November 12, 2018

Podcast Suggestion: This is My Jam

I will admit that I have only listened to few episodes of this podcast (Episode 62, featuring Laura McElroy, and Episode 71, featuring Gaffer Project), but those were very good, and I love the concept of the show so much I thought it was worth promoting here.

The idea is that every episode, Jerry Myers talks to a different guest about important songs in their lives. The guest are usually (exclusively?) musicians, many of whom appeared at the recent Audiofeed Festival. During the conversation, the guest talks about the song, what it means to them, and why is is influential. It is a great idea, and in the episodes I've listened to, it's very well executed.

This link will take you to the intro / promo for the podcast.