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Again, without David around the show is a little more quiet. A beautiful mix of shoegaze, dreampop and electro tonight.
Thanks for listening.
With David MIA this week, I put together a beautiful and shimmering, sometimes sombre mixtape to help keep warm.
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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..
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.
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 Show on Friday 9th June, at 8pm. If you’re coming, email firstname.lastname@example.org and come say hi!
We’re looking for people to help us out on the show – email email@example.com if you’re interested in getting involved! Tell a story, do some research, be a reporter, design artwork, whatever!
Image: Silence, by CRASH:candy
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 sounds more like Daniel Johnston smashed together with Sufjan Stevens, and that’s not a bad thing.
due to copyright, i can’t point you to an Awkward-Pause podcast of this song, but here it is on Youtube.
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also featured in the show was David Byrne’s riveting 2010 TED talk entitled How architecture helped music evolve. Byrne was a founding member and principal songwriter for the band Talking Heads, and since they broke up has worked on some incredible projects with equally incredible people including Fatboy Slim, Dirty Projectors and Brian Eno.
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on a personal note, it’s good to be back. david and i have some really exciting things lined up for the winter season and beyond. stay tuned.
Tonight’s show was all about cover versions and reinventions. We heard:
Image: Compositing the Creative Commons by qthomasbower
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!
Image: 10:20 am by Simon Pais