An Awkward Pause is a critically acclaimed weekly kaleidoscopic exploration of sounds, music, art, performance and ideas. Broadcasting on Monday nights, 9PM AEST on 94.9FM in Melbourne.
Tonight we talked about Emilie Simon‘s upcoming tour around Australia (details on her Myspace), and played her track Flowers (video after the jump). We also played Ready For the World, by How to Dress Well. Check out their blog, or buy their single on iTunes!
Again, without David around the show is a little more quiet. A beautiful mix of shoegaze, dreampop and electro tonight. Electric President – Nightmare No. 5 or 6 Tame Impala – It Is Not Meant to Be Secrets of the Third Planet – Bits and Pieces Junior Boys – Bits & Pieces Crash City Saints [...]
With David MIA this week, I put together a beautiful and shimmering, sometimes sombre mixtape to help keep warm.
Tonight we featured two tracks by Oliver Hunter, performing under the moniker of Owl+Moth. The tracks – Then I Hyperventilated, and Sojourn are both from his haunting record Other Oceans.. Owl+Moth’s two albums are available for free at Last.FM or from his own site, A Cupful of Oliver. Owl+Moth is playing residency shows at the [...]
As listeners to the show may already know, Cade and I are working on several new documentary series for the show. My pet project is Mountains, a show about mental illness, mental health issues and the people who live them. Anyway, I got talking to some of my friends about the project, and came up [...]
Tonight we were talking about the recent news about antibodies for HIV found in the blood of one ‘Donor 45’. For more information, check out News-Medical.net, the Wall Street Journal, the LA Times or US News. We also heard lots of awesome music, courtesy of Cade – in particular, the new School of Seven Bells [...]
Tonight we were talking about George Prochnik’s book In Pursuit of Silence; Listening for Meaning in a world of Noise, and reading his blog about soldiers with hearing loss. We also, live on radio, registered our new domain name – anawkwardpause.org! The Astor Theatre, in Melbourne’s St Kilda, are putting on The Rocky Horror Picture [...]
last night was cade’s first show in nearly four months. the show opened with a haunting track entitled Mr. Petersen by Seattle’s Mike Genius, aka Perfume Genius. he’s described by The Guardian’s Tim Jonze as: A 26-year-old bedroom balladeer whose intimate, crackle-laden piano pieces sound like Anthony Hegarty getting a glo-fi makeover. to me, Perfume Genius [...]
Tonight’s show was all about cover versions and reinventions. We heard: ABC News Theme – Pendulum Tainted Love – Max Raabe und das Palast Orchester Puttin’ On The Ritz – Shiny Toy Guns Crazy – Alanis Morisette Our House – Angie Hart I Will Follow You Into The Dark – Amanda Palmer High & Dry [...]
Tonight, we talked about mental illness, beginning with Bad Habit by The Dresden Dolls and thinking about Childhood Depression and Daniel’s Story. After listening to I Miss The Mountains, from Next To Normal, we discussed the new Australian invention EVestG, or Electrovestibulography, coming out of Monash University. Check them out on ABC’s The New Inventors! [...]
Tonight’s show featured protest music from the 70’s until today, including: Glad to be Gay – Tom Robinson Band Radical – Catie Curtis In or Out – Ani DiFranco It’s Alright – Indigo Girls Goddamned – Jay Brannan I Ain’t Afraid – Holly Near No Clause 28 – Boy George The Song to Sing – [...]
Tonight’s show kicked off with a TED talk by Yochai Benkler called on the new open-source economics, which is available on the TED web site. You then heard several songs from the ccMixter service, including: I Want You – copperhead James Brown d’funk (Lets go, Bounce) – texasradiofish Supergood – colab A Tribute to Makkross [...]
Tonight’s show featured music from all around the world: Norway: Skambankt – Tyster Turkey: Mor ve Ötesi – Yaz Yaz Yaz Argentina: Catupecu Machu – Plan B Italy: Tiromancino – Quasi 40 Egypt: Koor – Sketnalo Bosnia/USA: Kultur Shock – Sarajevo France: Pleymo – Je Regrette Iran: Karma – Call Me Estonia: Ursula – Tiffer [...]
Tonight’s show featured: Agnus Dei – Requiem – Johannes Ockeghem Requiem Aeternam: Requiem Aeternam – War Requiem – Benjamin Britten Graduale – Requiem - Antonín Dvořák Dies Irae – Requiem Mass in D – Guiseppe Verdi Rex Tremendae – A Polish Requiem – Krzysztof Pendrecki Domine Jesu Christe – Requiem for soloists, chorus, orchestra and organ [...]
Apologies for the late posting of this one! We’ll try and get them up sooner in the future. On the show, you heard Li, Stephen and Andrew, talking about the release of Not So Straight, a project of the Yak group and funded by Family Planning Victoria. More information about the DVD is available here, [...]
Our original piece featured the work of Junior85. You can find out more about his work at the Free Music Archive, on Myspace or on Twitter. We also featured clips from Richard Dawkins: How to Justify a Genocide and Margaret Cho’s Assassin. The other voices you heard were those of Stephen Anderson, Craig Burnett and [...]
remember when I said we’d have a podcast? after a lot of messing about and a flurry of email back and forth, it’s finally here. if you use iTunes, click here to subscribe immediately! in other news, An Awkward Pause has moved to a 1 hour 10PM timeslot. which means i’m finished before i even [...]
a danse macabre depiction of the black plague. two weeks ago, a good friend of mine named Amanda joined me to talk for an hour and a half about the black plague. the week before that – the last week of january – trent gill aka galapagoose performed an awkward pause’s first live set. right [...]
something strange happened and deleted a lot of my blog posts. apologies. thanks for listening tonight and for the sms messages and emails. the first hour tonight was dedicated to orson wells and the mercury theatre on the air with the immortal sherlock holmes, first broadcast in 1938. after the intermission, part two was all [...]
thank you for listening tonight. i hope you liked it, slow late night radio is kind of my favourite. sleep well. tonight we explored post rock music. since post rock musicians tend to have a fetish for powerlines, here is a picture of some powerlines. Glass Museum by Tortoise (Millions Now Living Will Never Die) [...]
hello. sorry for the delay! i hope you enjoyed last night’s show about post-ww2 japanese music. tracklist haro no umi by sharp five, (haro no umi) haruyo koi by happy end, (self titled record) part one by miyako ochi, (oz days live) woo hoo by the 5, 6, 7, 8’s (bomb the rocks / kill [...]
the show got approved and all that and tonight it makes it’s debut. i’ll be talking about post-ww2 japanese music and giving a very brief history and some examples of various wonderful products from everybody’s favourite robot-and-monster-riddled island, Japan. be sure to tune in. it’ll be interesting and fun.