show episodes
 
Everyday for your entire life, you've been force fed garbage, and you're expected to take it with a smile! Now is the time to stop those pesky schools, social media, and news networks from leading you off a cliff into an eternal sleep. Wake up today! Open your mind to the world, as real people fill you in on The Statist Quo! Join our host Matt, an Iraq War veteran and ex-convict. If a former, enthusiastic cog in the war machine can break away from the statist quo mentality, then so can you! ...
 
Loading …
show series
 
Buster Poindexter is the lounge-lizard alter-ego of David Johansen, one of rock’s most influential singers. After founding the seminal glam/punk band The New York Dolls and beginning a successful solo career, Johansen unveiled his Buster Poindexter character in the mid-80s, and you’ve been dancing to his version of “Hot Hot Hot” at weddings ever si…
 
Hamiltones started out as the backing singers for singer Anthony Hamilton, but this Grammy-Nominated vocal trio has developed their own soul sound, combining sweet falsetto croons and smooth round harmonies with some funky grooves and trap beats, and a little vintage-sounding swagger in the production. Their 2020 release, called 1964, references th…
 
Ólafur Arnalds is an Icelandic composer and multi-instrumentalist whose work toes the line between classical music, electronic music and film scores, mostly with a delicate undercurrent of minimalism. For his latest introspective album, some kind of peace, which reflects on connections and rituals, he has incorporated piano, strings, and electronic…
 
Percussionist and songwriter Joachim Cooder rearranges traditional music made popular by songster and banjo player Uncle Dave Macon in the early 20th century (or so) for the completely unexpected and inventive choice of electric mbira (thumb piano.) These re-composed and re-worked tunes, much-admired by multiple generations of Cooders, get stunning…
 
This is our Veteran's Day show for 2020. Among all the typical adulation, free pancakes and TYFYS (AKA Merry Christmas for Veterans), what we get in America is often a whitewashed version of military service, completely devoid of all of the complexities of serving in the military, let alone warfare. In an attempt to provide some much needed balance…
 
Welsh guitarist Gwenifer Raymond tells tales without words with her fast and aggressive fingerpicking - adapting “American Primitive” style for "old weird Wales." The fast and aggressive part might be due to her having played in punk bands, but her musical roots extend to the blues, opera, and folk, while leaning into the darkness, goth imagery, an…
 
This Is The Kit is British singer and songwriter Kate Stables (lately based in France) and whoever joins her. Her early albums were rooted in the long British folk/rock tradition, but her new record, Off Off On, has a different sound – grander arrangements, with more flesh on them, for one - perhaps more so for her having toured (in the before time…
 
Kazakh-British violinist and composer Galya Bisengalieva plays music from her debut album Aralkum (released on Björk’s One Little Independent record label.) Aralkum is named after the desert that exists where the Aral Sea between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan to be, which used to be the world’s fourth largest lake, but has been catastrophically shrinki…
 
Elvis Costello’s new album, Hey Clockface, veers through all kinds of musical territory: melancholy ballads, spoken word soundscapes, abrasive rockenroll, and songs with an old time jazz flavor. While most of the songs were written in Helsinki and Paris before the Covid-19 lockdown, Costello also collaborated from a distance with New York trumpeter…
 
For the 2.4 million veterans who’ve served in Iraq and Afghanistan, the experience of war isn’t necessarily ended by coming home. Memories -particularly traumatic ones - stay with them for life, often manifesting themselves in dreams. The retelling of those dreams is at the heart of Holding It Down: The Veterans’ Dreams Project, a 2012 collaboratio…
 
Wrap yourself in the reverb-drenched guitar-driven songs from Brighton-based Juanita Stein, sometimes seen fronting the band Howling Bells (originally from Sydney, Australia.) Inherent in her music is a love of pop, psych, and rockenroll from the 1950s and 60s, mixed with some American country, folk, and the Blues. On her latest album, Snapshot, wr…
 
London-based Sam Amidon has a reputation for having collected, re-imagined, and performed American traditional tunes or other folk music in unconventional ways. The Vermont-born singer/fiddler/banjoist/guitarist is the scion of a legendary family of shape-note singers, has fallen in with New Music folks like Kronos Quartet, Nico Muhly and Icelandic…
 
Songwriter Thao Nguyen performs with one of the best band names in the business: Thao And The Get Down Stay Down. Their 2013 album We The Common, marked a turning point both in Nguyen's musical career and in her life. During a hiatus from touring and recording with the band (Thao released a collaborative album with singer-songwriter Mirah in 2011),…
 
Alabama native Naomi Shelton came to Brooklyn as part of The Great Migration of African-Americans out of the South, and she brought along her deep affection for gospel and soul music. Her collection of gritty grooves and commanding vocals recalls both her Daptone labelmate, Sharon Jones, and R&B-infused rock bands like Alabama Shakes. Shelton sings…
 
Hailing from New Zealand’s Southern port town of Lyttelton, Aldous Harding digs deep into classic folk music with her acoustic-based brooding songs. Her music is utterly captivating, yet melancholy and bleak; the arrangements are delicate, simple, and elegant - with subtle harmonies, perhaps a touch of fiddle or keyboard, supporting acoustic guitar…
 
Co-host and producer Nick, decided to take the lead in this exciting new episode. Nick sat down with author, and columnist, Naomi Schaefer Riley to discuss her book "The New Trail of Tears : How Washington is Destroying American Indians". Naomi's book portrays life on Indian Reservations in modern day America, and how poor the living situations of …
 
Lomelda is the stage name of Texas-born singer and guitarist Hannah Read. The distinction between Lomelda and Hannah is one she wrestles with on her new album, called “Hannah.” She has a remarkable voice and her songs can swing from softly sung ballads to roaring guitar-based rock; and those songs can cover topics like family, music, creativity, an…
 
New Orleans has produced plenty of remarkable singers, but few of those native sons and daughters sing quite like the legendary Aaron Neville. He joined us in 2010 to talk about one of his first loves – gospel music - and his album I Know I’ve Been Changed. That release marked 50 years of recording for him and featured fellow New Orleans heavyweigh…
 
PART B Irish History III This is the continuation of our series on Irish republican history. On this installment, Matt discusses the seminal moment in 20th century Irish history: The Easter Rising. He starts by reviewing some of the events that pushed radicals to rebel. Then he goes over the psychology and ideals of those that participated in the R…
 
Singer-songwriter Randy Newman's 50-plus year career has been filled with lyrical commentating on America’s brightest—and bleakest—moments. In 2011, he had just released the second volume of “The Randy Newman Songbook.” Randy joined us live in the studio to talk about chronicling his life's work on the three-volume retrospective, which features str…
 
This is the continuation of our series on Irish republican history. On this installment, Matt discusses the seminal moment in 20th century Irish history: The Easter Rising. He starts by reviewing some of the events that pushed radicals to rebel. Then he goes over the psychology and ideals of those that participated in the Rising, and the events of …
 
Ben Harper is a three-time Grammy winner, a singer/songwriter/producer and multi-instrumentalist who’s played in a wide variety of styles and with a Who’s Who of famous musical colleagues. But his upcoming album, Winter Is For Lovers is just Harper and a single lap steel guitar, inspired by the so-called American Primitive style of the late John Fa…
 
Back in 2008, the English singer-songwriter Adele turned heads with her hit “Chasing Pavements" from an album called 19. Then in 2011, she released what would become a juggernaut of a record, called 21. Adele joined us to talk about it just about a week before it came out, and gave us a sneak preview with a live performance of her huge hit, "Rollin…
 
Monte is the project of Simón Mejía of Bomba Estéreo, whose new record Mirla is a meeting of electronic dance, ambient music, and environmental sounds. Mejía describes how he was inspired by the traditional folk music of Colombia, and Indigenous music from all over the Americas, which is largely based on bird sounds and natural sounds. So, Mejía go…
 
Simone Dinnerstein avoided the child prodigy route in her career – taking her time to mature and avoiding the "competition circuit" - catching the ears of many by playing the works of J.S. Bach, including The Goldberg Variations. The Brooklyn-based concert pianist returns to the studio to perform selected Bach compositions, specifically the Inventi…
 
Millions know Suzanne Vega’s hits, like “Luka” and “Tom’s Diner.” Since her debut album in 1985, she has been one of America’s leading songwriters; but her new album recorded last year at the Café Carlyle, An Evening of New York Songs and Stories, shows that she is even more specifically one of the great New York City songwriters. For this podcast,…
 
Loading …

Quick Reference Guide

Copyright 2020 | Sitemap | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service
Google login Twitter login Classic login