Song by Song

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Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 17m. Bisher sind 277 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint wöchentlich.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 3 days 10 hours 37 minutes


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episode 10: Black Market Baby, Mule Variations, Tom Waits [263]

Images of illicit women blur with dangerous spousal descriptions, as Amrita rejoins Sam and Martin for a second Mule Variation. The value of heartbreak in the production of art, the prevalence of the male gaze in popular music, and feline solutions to...


 2021-01-13  18m

episode 9: What's He Building?, Mule Variations, Tom Waits [262]

Actress Amrita Acharya joins Martin and Sam to kick off the new year with voyeurism and construction in this creepy Mule Variations classic. We chat about musical intention, whether Sam is funky (spoilers; he's not), and images of neighbourhood in...


 2021-01-06  20m

episode 8: Mailbag Episode #4

A brief seasonal diversion into listener mail sees Martin and Sam discussing Elton John, winters in South London, and of course the second SbS appearance of Australian spin-bowler Mike Whitney . Nothing says Christmas like Mike Whitney. Happy Holidays...


 2020-12-16  38m

episode 7: Pony, Mule Variations, Tom Waits [261]

Martin and Sam fly solo this week, discussing Waits reaching back to his hyperbolic storytelling style of the 70s, how mixing draws the eye and ear to certain elements of film and music, as well as the mechanics of equine taxonomy.


 2020-12-09  20m

episode 6: Cold Water, Mule Variations, Tom Waits [260]

Waits returns to stories of wandering America with a chainsaw guitar and a towel in this sleeper hit from Mule Variations. Justin, Sam and Martin discuss the revivalist gospel sound, the image of water in this and other music, and take an extended...


 2020-12-02  21m

episode 5: The House Where Nobody Lives, Mule Variations, Tom Waits [259]

Justin returns to discuss the nature of abandonment and housing with Martin and Sam, as well as our feelings about Waits's sentimental tone. We dig into Kathleen's involvement in the composition, his vocal quality, and then get massively side-tracked...


 2020-11-25  19m

episode 4: Get Behind the Mule, Mule Variations, Tom Waits [258]

The breadth and intimacy of Waits's writing is highlighted by our new guest host, director Justin Audibert, who joins Martin and Sam for this quasi-title track from Mule Variations. We discuss the emotional expression of singing through popular music,...


 2020-11-18  22m

episode 3: Hold On, Mule Variations, Tom Waits [257]

Waits returns to the vignette form (at least by Sam's estimation) in this sentimental track that (in Martin's estimation) doesn't manage to hit on all levels. The value of sentiment, the origins of songwriting and the "truthfulness" of expression in...


 2020-11-11  22m

episode 2: Lowside of the Road, Mule Variations, Tom Waits [256]

Chad Clark rejoins Sam & Martin to discuss the second track of Mule Variations... or is it just a retread of the first? We pick apart the synthesis of old/new Waits, alongside more modern music fusions.


 2020-11-04  20m

episode 1: Big In Japan, Mule Variations, Tom Waits [255]

We return and begin again, this time with Chad Clark of Beauty Pill joining Martin and Sam for the first track of 1999’s Mule Variations. We discuss Chad’s perspective on music label relationships, the production choices and where the album sits...


 2020-10-28  21m