See Hear Podcast episode 69 - Anna

October 30, 2019 @ 9:11 am

See Hear's raison d'être is to discuss music-related movies. That is, films about music, musicians, or music culture. Occasionally, we focus on a musiCAL, that storywise has nought to do with music - c'est la vie.

 

Welcome to episode 69 of See Hear.

 

Bernie and Maurice are joined by Raechel Leigh Carter, who is passionate and hugely knowledgeable about French music and film culture. She brought to the table a film from 1967 directed by Pierre Koralnik called "Anna". It was co-written with French songwriting icon, Serge Gainsbourg and starred Danish / French actress, Anna Karina (her Madison dance in Band Of Outsiders looms large in cinema history).

 

The crew discusses Jane Birkin, the French New Wave, pop art, the songs of Serge Gainsbourg and what a scallywag he was, Marianne Faithfull, and a host of other things. Tune in to find out what it's all about.

 

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Our gratitude to Raechel for bringing this film to our attention. You can purchase her work at https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/Tinynoggin?ref=shop_sugg Keep an eye out for her forthcoming (definitive) writing on Jane Birkin.

 

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See Hear Podcast episode 68 - Heavy Trip

September 24, 2019 @ 11:22 pm

If I said that See Hear Podcast episode 68 featured a discussion about a film with dark heavy metal, killer wolverines, vikings, projectile vomit, dug up corpses, crushed reindeer bones, and splattered reindeer blood, and then told you it was a really sweet film, would you believe me?

 

You should because every part of that description is true.


Once again, Tim is on sabbatical, so Bernie and I are joined by the amazing and colossal Mike McBeardo McPadden. He is the author of a revered tome called Heavy Metal Movies, so we at See Hear HQ figured he was a perfect choice to join us for a discussion of 2018 Finnish film, Heavy Trip (aka Hevi Reissu). A metal band in a small town in Finland have been practicing in their parents' basements for 12 years, and have never found the courage to leave it....until a chance meeting with the organiser of a Norwegian metal festival. The four friends decide to leave the confines of their backward thinking town to find their community....with wacky hijinks ensuing.

 

The discussion swerves all over the place like a drunken (possibly vengeful) reindeer on a country road. Ultimately, was this a successful film? Download the show and hear our thoughts. You can find Heavy Trip on Amazon Prime or Kanopy.

 

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HUGE thanks to Mike for joining us. You can get his books Heavy Metal Movies and Teen Movie Hell from https://www.bazillionpoints.com/ or order it at your bricks and mortar bookshop. He also tends to the Facebook page for Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast (featuring previous podcast guest, Frank Santopadre). Mike is a mentsch, and will be back for future episodes.

 

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See Hear Podcast episode 67 - Interview with Kevin Poore, director of “Longplaying”

August 20, 2019 @ 3:28 pm

Remember during the eighties when compact discs became the new church? Record sales slumped and new items were hardly manufactured or stocked. In the 21st century, technology in most areas have advanced (for better or worse) in ways unimaginable in the dying years of the 20th…..but people have rediscovered the “platters that matter”, and records are “in” again.

 

Welcome to episode 67 of See Hear Podcast.

 

Kevin L .Poore is the host of the terrific music discussion podcast, Nights At The Sound Table. He’s turned his hand at film directing and is releasing a great new documentary called Longplaying. This film is a love letter to the medium of records. He spoke to many musicians, record label owners, collectors, academics, and music fans about what drives their passion for records. The film is broken up into sections, each representing an album track. There are digressions that represent the silence in between album tracks.

 

Tim was absent, but Sticky and I had a great conversation with Kevin about the film, records vs compact discs, love of music, and a ton of related issues. We maaaaaaaayyyyy even go to some controversial places that the “of course, vinyl is better” mantra chanters may not like. Our huge thanks to Kevin for being such a great guest. He’s made a terrific film that all music lovers should see…..the See Hear page will keep you informed of when it’s available for streaming or a screening near you.

 

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Check out Kevin’s podcast Nights At The Sound Table at http://nightsatthesoundtable.com/ or all manner of activities at http://www.astraeamedia.com/

 

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See Hear Podcast Episode 66 - The Damned: Don’t You Wish That We Were Dead

July 22, 2019 @ 6:40 am

When the origins of punk are discussed, the ubiquitous names of The Clash, The Sex Pistols and The Ramones are mentioned. Alongside those bands, at least two other names should be mentioned - The Saints (hopefully to be discussed another day) and The Damned.

Welcome to episode 66 of See Hear Podcast.

Tim, Bernie and Maurice look to Wes Orshosky's 2015 documentary "The Damned: Don't you Wish That We Were Dead" for some perspective on the band's career and legacy. The Damned started out as a punk band and released their debut single New Rose (backed with their cover of The Beatles' "Help!") a month before the Pistols' released Anarchy In The UK. Like other acts that started out with punk energy and aggression, they explored different musical avenues over the years, but like so many other bands, their relationships became fractured and their was much animosity.....yet in one form or another, The Damned are still a going concern in 2019.

A power drop out prevented our great friend (and super Damned fan) Eric Peterson from joining for the full show, but he came on for the last few minutes to bring his perspective to the band's career and added his thoughts as to how well the documentary actually served the band.

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See Hear Podcast episode 65 - Starstruck (featuring interview with director Gillian Armstrong)

June 20, 2019 @ 6:35 am

Welcome to episode 65 of See Hear. Give over to us with Body and Soul.

1982 - Australian cinema had an interesting assortment of releases. We Of The Never Never and Turkey Shoot. Monkey Grip and The Pirate Movie.

...... and then there was Starstruck. 

Musicals were something of a rarity....and with examples like Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Xanadu, Can't Stop The Music and....shudder...The Apple, it's not hard to see why they weren't as common as in the glory days of MGM.

However, director Gillian Armstrong was not going to be deterred. She did not want to be classified as "that director who makes period pieces" after the success of My Brilliant Career. So, after falling in love with Stephen Maclean's script loosely based around his memories of growing up in a pub in Sydney, she set about making Starstruck. It's essentially, an old fashioned "let's do a show" story with some songs in the new wave style of the day. Jackie has dreams of becoming famous as a singer. Her 14 year old cousin Angus is a publicity hound who is determined to get her to perform at the Sydney Opera House. What happens???????

Due to international timeline issues, my compadres Bernard and Tim were not able to join me for this show. HOWEVER......I am joined for a lengthy interview by director Gillian Armstrong herself to talk about her recollections of making the film, its genesis, the wonderful design that went into it, the bands who were considered to compose the music before The Swingers landed the gig (get ready to say "reaaaaaaaalllllly?") and a heap of other Starstruck things. Huge thanks to Gillian for being so generous with her time for the show.

ANNNNNNNND....my great friend and Australian film buff, Paul Ryan joins me for a brief chat about his own love of the film, and it's place in Australian film history. 

 

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You can catch up with episodes of the comedy news show Paul helps script  The Leak at https://www.facebook.com/TheLeakLive/. He's also written  for children's cartoon series, Jar Dwellers SOS. Check out Paul's episode Party Poopers here: https://10play.com.au/jar-dwellers-sos/episodes/season-2/episode-17/tpv190617ieazv

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See Hear Podcast Episode 64 - Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll

June 2, 2019 @ 5:47 am

Welcome to May 2019's episode of See Hear Podcast....despite it being June.

 

Being a music film podcast, it's rare that we cover a film that involves politics and human rights abuse. This month we're doing that....and yet we're sort of not. John Pirozzi's 2015 documentary "Don't Think I've Forgotten: Cambodia's Lost Rock and Roll" focuses on the Cambodian music scene prior to the rule of Pol Pot and his regime's declaration of Year Zero.

 

While it is a necessity to bring into some focus the tragedy that was his rule (and the previous years under military rule following the ousting of Prince Norodom Sihanouk), Pirozzi turns his gaze to musicians that were hugely popular in their day in Cambodia in a nation where music was valued and important. Music is shown in the film, both as art and as propaganda. Under the regime in 1975, anyone involved in the arts was a thinker of individual ideas...and that did not fit into the grand scheme of agrarian socialism and an eviction of any Western ideas. The film shows the tragedy, but overall, the film is a celebration of how music really can bring people together - no cliche'.

 

A good documentary doesn't tell you everything you need. It urges you to go and seek out further information and get a wider understanding of the subject matter. Don't Think I've Forgotten is a good documentary.

 

The See Hear crew hope to convince you to search this fantastic film out (yeah....spoiler alert - we loved it). Our huge thanks to (patient) listener, Tyler Kennedy for suggesting we cover it.

 

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See Hear Episode 64 Delay Apology

May 25, 2019 @ 9:10 pm

See Hear May 2019 state of the nation....PLUS new piece of technology...whadaya think????

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See Hear Podcast Episode 63 - Lords of Chaos

April 22, 2019 @ 12:14 am

It's time for episode 63 of See Hear....though maybe we'll dub it episode 666.

 

Maurice is absent this month, but Bernie and Tim asked Jimi LaMort, the vocalist for Ontario-based metal band Malhavoc, to join them for a discussion of 2018 film Lords of Chaos.

 

Jonas Akerlund directed this biopic based on the story of the Norwegian Black Metal band Mayhem and the infamous church burnings committed by their bassist Varg Vikernes. This is a tale of murder, arson, cannibalism and other pleasantries. The film has not been well received in some metal circles for the liberties it takes with the truth (some have called it metal's equivalent of Bohemian Rhapsody). 

 

Bernie, Tim and Jimi discuss whether the film works in its own right despite the liberties, who it was probably aimed at, and their own memories of the era. See Hear wants to thank Jimi for coming in to talk about a scene he has strong recollections of.

 

You can download the show by searching for See Hear podcast on iTunes, Spotify or Stitcher or you can download from http://seehear.podbean.com …..or whatever podcast app you favour.

 

If you want to keep up with Malhavoc's music, then check out http://malhavoc.com/

 

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See Hear Podcast Episode 62 - Gimme Shelter

March 25, 2019 @ 7:37 pm

 Please allow us to introduce ourselves....we're a podcast...of wealth (of information and opinions) and taste....maybe.

 

Episode 62 of See Hear Podcast is ready for your earholes. Tim, Sticky (Fingers) and Maurice delve into the documentary about disaster that was The Rolling Stones' free concert at Altamont Speedway on December 6, 1969. The Stones were finishing up their first American tour in 3 years....hugely successful artistically coming after two of the greatest albums in their back catalogue, Beggars Banquet and Let It Bleed.

 

The tour infamously ended in tragedy when a San Franciscan chapter of the Hells Angels were hired by the Stones to provide security for the payment of $500 worth of beer. From 2019, this does not look to be world's best business practice....needless to say, things didn't go well. Members of the audience (and Marty Ballin of Jefferson Airplane) were beaten by the Angels, they had contempt for the band they were supposedly guarding, and by day's end, Meredith Hunter, a concert goer was pronounced dead after being stabbed by a member of the Angels.

 

David and Albert Mayles and Charlotte Zwerin were looking to make a bog standard documentary about the Stones' US tour of 1969....instead, their cameras captured events that many have said kicked the idealism of the 1960s to the curb.

 

We discuss the way the drama of the film is presented, other films featuring the Rolling Stones as subject matter, the image of the band as opposed to the reality, and whether they learned anything as a result. Who was complicit in Meredith's murder? Be aware some of the subject matter may be a little distressing.

 

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See Hear Podcast Episode 61 - Interview with Paul Elliott, director of “The Library Music Film”

February 19, 2019 @ 4:55 pm

Chances are very strong that some library tunes are amongst your favourites….and you may not even be aware of it. Library music has been used in TV, film or advertisements, and is written and performed before there is even a requirement for it….a soundtrack looking for a movie.

 

Welcome to episode 61 of See Hear Podcast.

 

Shawn Lee, Sean Lamberth and Paul Elliott felt that the composers whose music rocked their world had been hidden in the shadows way too long, so together, they made a wonderful new documentary called The Library Music Film. It highlights the composers, musicians, fans and record labels that were part of the golden age of library music. In their world, Jerry Goldsmith and Lalo Schifrin give way to Keith Mansfield, John Cameron and Alan Hawkshaw. If those names don’t come to your mind, their music is more than likely lodged in it.

 

Bernard, Tim and I were ecstatic to have director Paul Elliott join us to talk about the making of his film, library musicians, the fans and crate diggers who have played a large part in preserving the music and giving credit to the people who’d worked anonymously for years. We had a great old time putting names to tunes that had appeared in sports, comedy, kids and crime shows as well as a ton of other things (hip hop DJs have been sampling much of this music for years).

 

A huge thanks to Paul for his time (and solving a 40 year old mystery for me).

 

You can download the show by searching for See Hear podcast on iTunes, Spotify or Stitcher or you can download from http://seehear.podbean.com …..or whatever podcast app you favour.

 

The limited edition soundtrack pressing is sold out, but the film is available on DVD fromhttps://thelibrarymusicfilm.bandcamp.com/merch/the-library-music-film-dvd-pal-2

To dip your toe in the water, we’d also recommend a record or CD called Unusual Sounds on Anthology Recordings.

Keep an eye on the film’s Facebook page to see if there will be a screening in your town – it’s definitely worth our time. (https://www.facebook.com/LibraryMusicFilm/)

 

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