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Episode 07: Badge of the Brass Fist

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Physical Collections in a Digital World

Hey all. Happy Febru- …ah. Yes, we’re a little late, aren’t we?
Apologies to all for the short delay in posting the episode, but we’ve got a swell show for you to make up for it.
On the docket this month – Collections, more David Bowie, Bond (again), French horns (really), and as always, our monthly music picks and recommendations.

Enjoy and keep an eye out for the upcoming Film Club episode on Night of the Living Dead.
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In a sense, Glen Hansard always was a kind of solo musician. Even though most will recognize him as the frontman and founding member of both the Frames and of the Swell Season, the songwriter started his venture into music by busking on the streets of Dublin as early as the age of 13, far before either of these groups was formed. Continue reading Glen Hansard – RHYTHM AND REPOSE

Masking the Movies : THE SWELL SEASON

“How thoughtlessly we dissipate our energies
Perhaps we don’t fulfill each others fantasies
And as we stand upon the ledges of our lives with our respective similarities
It’s either sadness of euphoria”

            – Billy Joel


“You kick your ball and it goes over the back wall, and then over the river, and then over the next town, and into a place you never imagined it would end up,” says Glen Hansard as the film begins. “There’s four-fifths of you going ‘Oh my god! I can’t believe I kicked my ball that far.’ And I guess those four-fifths totally outweigh that little part of you that’s going ‘I want my fucking ball back’”. Continue reading Masking the Movies : THE SWELL SEASON