See Hear Podcast Episode 72 - Hedwig And The Angry Inch

April 28, 2020 @ 10:45 pm

After a near 5 month hiatus, See Hear Podcast is ready to come back to the world.

 

Hey world, while we were gone, did we miss anything? Whaaaaa??????

 

Hmmm. It seems like what the world really needs now is a discussion between Bernie, Tim and Maurice about the 2001 film starring, written and directed by John Cameron Mitchell, “Hedwig And The Angry Inch”.

 

Hedwig Robinson used to be Hansel Schmidt. Following a botched gender reassignment, Hedwig isn't really certain of what her identity actually is. She's touring around America with her band playing to patrons of seafood restaurants – partly to stalk ex-lover, Tommy Gnosis, but also partly as a form of therapy explaining her life via song to her audiences (both on screen and those of us watching the film).

 

We discuss split personalities, Frankenstein, French crime films, rock music and wigging out. We're ecstatic to be back in your earholes and talking about wonderful movies. We hope you're happy to welcome us back into your monthly podcast listening experience. You'll never Tear Us Down!!!!!

 

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See Hear Podcast Episode 71 - Round Midnight and Bird

February 2, 2020 @ 4:48 pm

Hey See Hear kats and kittens,
If you've been following the group facebook page or listened to the recent 5 minute announcement, you'd have heard that See Hear is on hiatus until April 2020....which is true insofar as we won't be recording anything new until then.

 

HOWEVER......

Back in 2013, 6 months before Tim, Wendi, Bernie and myself officially started See Hear, the amazing hosts of The Gentlemen's Guide to Midnite Cinema, Will and Sammy (and Todd before he knew he was a host), kindly permitted us to record a bonus episode of the GGTMC (bringing class to the trash since 1977) to talk about a couple of jazz films from the eighties and put it on their feed. Those films are Round Midnight (1986) by director Bertrand Tavernier, and Bird (1988) from Clint Eastwood. We are indebted to the generosity of spirit of these fine gents, for this was the seed that gave way to us starting See Hear. 

The lineup for the episode is myself, Tim and the wonderful film and jazz enthusiast, Rodrigo Obon, a (then) regular contributor to the GGTMC community.

If you're wanting your music film discussion fix, dig into these archives and hear what we have to say about these slices of jazz cinema. Being a very early podcast recording experience, I apologise that it's not in the style of editing we grew into, but hopefully the discussion is groooooooooooovy enough. Dig It!!!

 

 

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For all your genre film needs, subscribe to the brilliant Gentlemen's To Midnite Cinema Podcast or download from ggtmc.com .....don't forget to bring your papers.....

 

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See Hear January 2020 announcement

January 23, 2020 @ 2:50 pm

Hey See Hear listeners,

Here's a short recording on the current schedule for the podcast.

 

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See Hear Podcast episode 70 - Interview with Shaun Katz about Underground Inc: The Rise And Fall of Alternative Rock

November 27, 2019 @ 8:40 am

After the production excess of many mainstream records of the eighties, the winds of musical change came blowing through into the nineties. Sure, the eighties had bands relying on drums, bass and guitar with no embellishment, but when Nirvana’s first record for a mainstream label made them a household name, thousands of musicians felt they now had a chance to find an audience.

…….and the big labels decided they had something new to sell.

 

Welcome to episode 70 of See Hear Podcast.

 

Bernie was absent, but Tim returns to the show after a sabbatical to join Maurice to speak with Sydney-based director Shaun Katz about his new film Underground Inc: The Rise and Fall of Alternative Rock. Shaun travelled around America speaking to a plethora of bands including the likes of Handsome, Cop Shoot Cop, and Failure among many others. They recall the days post-Nevermind when the music was new and vibrant. However, Shaun’s film also tells the cautionary tale of when capitalism, via the major labels, dictated the terms of the revolution….which certainly was televised. Bands signed Faustian pacts to achieve success, but soon found at what cost. The film, as implied by its title, is as much about the business pitfalls as it is about the music.

 

We thank Shaun for joining us to talk about his great film, and a fascinating time in recent music history

 

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You can go to the film’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/undergroundincorporated/ to keep up with when the film will screen near you and when it gets its streaming release.

 

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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.

 

Download the podcast from Stitcher, Spotify or the website at https://seehear.podbean.com …..or whatever podcast app you favour.

 

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

 

If you dig what we do, could you please rate us at iTunes or even better, spread the word that the show exists on social media or at your next barbecue, gig, or marathon run so more folks can tune in.

 

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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.

Download the podcast from Stitcher, Spotify, iTunes or the website at https://seehear.podbean.com/ …..or whatever DAMNED podcast app you favour (see what I did there???)

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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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