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The StageLeft Podcast lifts the veil on the music industry by telling the stories of those with a unique vantage point. We talk to the unsung heroes behind the success and help young musicians going into an ever complex industry by gleaning advice about the working practices of the the greats from those who were in close proximity when the magic was being made. The StageLeft Podcast has featured musicians who’ve worked performed live & in the studio with David Bowie, Elvis Presley, The Beatl ...
 
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The world says that the truth is relative, but Jesus says HIS WORDS are the truth. We need God's truth AND His grace! God's grace gives us a new and better life. He doesn't just take away our sin, but He exchanges our sin for His righteousness and He swaps out our curse for His blessings. ----- If you would like to support this ministry, you can gi…
 
Marco Visconti is a Thelemite and Freemason, he has been initiated into various occult/esoteric groups such as the A∴A∴ Choronzon Club, and Ordo Templi Orientis, and Ecclesia Gnostica Universalis in Anglia. Today he joins the podcast to discuss Lodges, Orders, and Online Occult Communities. We also chat about Enochian Magick and Kenneth Grant's wor…
 
PAUL MENDEZ was born and raised in the Black Country. He now lives in London and is studying for an M.A. in Black British Writing at Goldsmiths, University of London. He has been a performing member of two theatre companies, and worked as a voice actor, appearing on audiobooks by Andrea Levy, Paul Theroux and Ben Okri, most recently recording Ian W…
 
Mumbai-born singer, composer, bandleader, and ultra-marathoner Priya Darshini is based in Brooklyn. Her musical studies range from Indian Classical music and ghazals (devotional songs) to jazz, and she has experience in Mumbai indie rock bands and on Bollywood film soundtracks besides. Darshini takes a cross-cultural approach to song for her origin…
 
Brooklyn-based Ellen Kempner (who performs as Palehound) and L.A.-based musician Melina Duterte (who performs as Jay Som), have joined forces as Bachelor – a friendship, not just a band. They play songs from their collaborative debut album, Doomin’ Sun, which combines vivid imagery, adventures in production, and an intimate sense of comfort. On Jun…
 
Brontez Purnell is a writer, musician, dancer, filmmaker, and performance artist. He is the author of a graphic novel, a novella, a children's book, and the novel Since I Laid My Burden Down. The recipient of a 2018 Whiting Writers' Award for Fiction, he was named one of the thirty-two Black Male Writers of Our Time by T: The New York Times Style M…
 
New York’s own gypsy punks Gogol Bordello have roots in Eastern European folk and Brecht-ian cabaret, along with punk and dub. With a band that usually includes accordion, fiddle, horns, percussion, jangly and electric guitars, Gogol frontman Eugene Hutz leads the turbo-charged “avalanche of rage-turned-joy,” whipping up frenzied crowds all over th…
 
As we continue our Grace and Truth series with tips on how to show grace and truth in marriage, we also take time to sit and remember what God has done in our church in the last 10 years. ----- If you would like to support this ministry, you can give online at www.generation.church/give
 
The singer Ala.Ni has a cosmopolitan background: born in Britain to parents from Granada and now based in Paris. So it perhaps shouldn't be a surprise that her music is varied too. And yet, Ala.Ni’s forthcoming debut album, called You And I, is nothing but surprises. Often sounding like a long lost artifact of the mid-20th century, her striking voi…
 
Anakana Schofield is an award-winning Irish-Canadian writer of fiction, essays, and literary criticism. Her previous novels are Malarky (2012) and Martin John (2015). The UK edition of Bina was shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize 2020. Schofield lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. A provocative, feminist novel about a woman who persists in spite…
 
Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn have each – in their own separate ways during their separate careers – been reinventing the sound of the banjo. Bela has drawn on jazz, classical, rock, folk, and world music; Abigail is fluent in Mandarin and has used her voice and banjo to draw connections between Chinese and Appalachian music. Together, though, th…
 
The world says that the truth is relative, but Jesus says HIS WORDS are the truth. We need God's truth AND His grace! God's grace gives us a new and better life. He doesn't just take away our sin, but He exchanges our sin for His righteousness and He swaps out our curse for His blessings. ----- If you would like to support this ministry, you can gi…
 
Nashville-based Montreal-born Scottish-Grenadian-Canadian multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, poet, mother, and runner Allison Russell (Birds of Chicago, Our Native Daughters, Po’ Girl) presents her autobiographical record, Outside Child, which sees her breaking the cycles of abuse and violence and celebrating having found her chosen community and c…
 
Compadré of The StageLeft Podcast, John Waugh, returns to discuss the past 4 years playing on Number 1 records with The 1975 and Sam Fender. We explore dressing as Princess Leia at the Star Wars themed The 1975 show, how running half marathons enables John’s wellbeing, a new EP and book, and what is was like playing The StageLeft Nights Supperclub …
 
Alice Sparkly Kat is a queer, PoC astrologer. They use astrology to re-chart a history of the subconscious, redefine the body in world, and reimagine history as collective memory. Their astrological work has inhabited MoMA, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum, and Hauser and Wirth Gallery. They're friendly, located in Brooklyn, and availabl…
 
Japanese-born, NYC-based pianist and composer Erika Dohi, is also one half of Contemporary Music Duo RighteousGIRLS. Her new record I, Castorpollux (37d03d) deals with duality, the idea of a “split self”–in works that float between composed and improvised music, as well as Dohi’s exploration of her Japanese-American identity, as well as pondering t…
 
Enjoy my reading of the Shiva Samhita in audiobook form. Also pardon me for butchering some of the Sanskrit terms ;) Shiva Samhita is an unparalleled and unique Sanskrit text on classical yoga. It explains the concept of yoga, its philosophy and practice in detail. Lord Śiva, the expounder of yoga, has declared this science of yoga for the welfare …
 
The world says that the truth is relative, but Jesus says HIS WORDS are the truth. We need God's truth AND His grace! God's grace gives us a new and better life. He doesn't just take away our sin, but He exchanges our sin for His righteousness and He swaps out our curse for His blessings. ----- If you would like to support this ministry, you can gi…
 
Old Sea Brigade is the work of Nashville-based, Georgia-born musician Ben Cramer, who makes atmospheric Nashville-informed indie folk, infused with 80s synthpop and jangly guitars. "Cramer’s feathery vocals dovetail nicely with the guitars’ indie-rock-in-the-aughts sound," and the melodies are enhanced with warm synths and hazy production (John Sch…
 
Alex McElroy (they/them) is a nonbinary writer based in Brooklyn. They received their MFA from Arizona State University and their PhD from the University of Houston. Their writing has been supported by the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Tin House Summer Workshop, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and the Elizabeth George Foundation. The Atmosph…
 
Atlanta-based Manchester Orchestra crafts cinematic, lush, long-form rock, with such detail about the characters, that it makes the stories even more believable on the songs from their latest record, The Million Masks of God. The band’s songwriting duo of Andy Hull and Robert McDowell, invokes the poem that inspired the album’s title, “Gold Leaves”…
 
These life lessons are encouraging truths that come from realizing we are not God. God is not calling us to be perfect! Being a perfect parent isn't even what our kids really need - they just need us to point them to the one who IS perfect - JESUS! ----- If you would like to support this ministry, you can give online at www.generation.church…
 
As a performer, Robert Randolph is nothing like the guys who play pedal steel in country music. He sets off pedal steel fireworks with his gospel-rooted soul-funk; he'll dance around the instrument, wrestle it, push it off its four legs, moved by the spirit - an ecstatic spectacle. Randolph, on his 2017 record Got Soul, continues to take the pedal …
 
Larissa Pham is an artist and writer in Brooklyn. Born in Portland, Oregon, she studied painting and art history at Yale University. She has written essays and criticism for the Paris Review Daily, The Nation, Art in America, Guernica, and elsewhere. She was an inaugural Yi Dae Up fellowship recipient from the Jack Jones Literary Arts Retreat. She …
 
Since 2009, the Ecuadorian-American singer and songwriter Roberto Lange has been making records under the name Helado Negro (that’s “black ice cream” in Spanish.) His music has been literally bilingual, in the sense that he sings in both Spanish and English, but it’s also been metaphorically bilingual, with its mix of art and pop. 2016's Helado Neg…
 
Reserved worship is a learned cultural behavior- not a biblical behavior. Worship is expressing love to God. As a human being, you were designed to worship God. The bible not only gives us permission to sing, clap, raise our hands, and shout for joy; it actually COMMANDS us to do these things! If you'd like to support this ministry, you can give on…
 
Dark and light constantly fuse, diverge, and unite in Brooklyn violin-piano duo, Gracie and Rachel. Their 2015 debut album Go, begins with a single haunting note. Pizzicato violin from Rachel Ruggles and Gracie Coates' piano ebb and flow together in a rocking orchestral rhythm, while Gracie's milky vocals add a delicate layer of gothic pop on top. …
 
Friend and fellow bibliophile Bune joins the podcast to discuss his journey, A LOT OF BOOKS, a survey of the occult scene from when he started in the 80's until present, Thelema, Jake Stratton-Kent, and much more! Check out the Order of the Thelemic Golden Dawn on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/477630869614967 In addition, here are some M…
 
Host of Thelema Now Podcast, and professional scryer Harper Feist joins the podcast to discuss her journey into the occult, scrying and tips to improve at it, and much more! Check out her new course on scrying - https://www.theblackthorneschool.com/courses/scrying-a-workshop-on-esoteric-awareness/ Check out Thelema Now Podcast https://thelemanow.co…
 
Irish singer and songwriter Adrian Crowley is known for his often detailed but surreal storytelling, and for his rich baritone voice. Crowley says that his latest batch of songs “straddle the conscious and subconscious world and some are even psychedelic in my mind, but to me they are all at once true stories and born of another place.” Produced by…
 
Reserved worship is a learned cultural behavior- not a biblical behavior. Worship is expressing love to God. As a human being, you were designed to worship God. The bible not only gives us permission to sing, clap, raise our hands, and shout for joy; it actually COMMANDS us to do these things! If you would like to support this ministry, you can giv…
 
The rock band Café Tacvba, (who sing exclusively in Spanish) is constantly opening new creative doors. They first formed in Mexico City in the 1990’s and consistently, over eight albums, they’ve shown themselves to be masters of reinvention and experimentation. They’ve played it all: techno-folk garage rock, pop, ambient electronica, instrumental m…
 
Ten years ago, Alejandro Rose-Garcia released his debut album as Shakey Graves, featuring songs rooted in the haunted blues of the American South. The Texas Americana and roots-rock musician holds forth on learning fingerpicking from a song by Kansas, the legendary Dr. John, sports metaphors, and the making of music not of this time. Rose-Garcia ha…
 
Reserved worship is a learned cultural behavior- not a biblical behavior. Worship is expressing love to God. As a human being, you were designed to worship God. The bible not only gives us permission to sing, clap, raise our hands, and shout for joy; it actually COMMANDS us to do these things! If you would like to support this ministry, you can giv…
 
Emile Mosseri wrote the moving soundtrack to the family drama film Minari, (about a Korean-American family struggling to achieve the American dream in the 1980’s) and has been nominated for an Academy Award for it. (It's also up for best director, Lee Isaac Chung, and best film.) The pianist and songwriter also wrote the scores to The Last Black Ma…
 
About Syan Rose: Syan Rose is an illustrator and comic artist whose work plays with both surrealist and representational imagery to approach topics of personal history, politics, accountability, and healing. She’s been published in Bitch, Slate, Gay Magazine, Truthout, and Autostraddle, and has self-produced many comics and zines. Leah Lakshmi Pi…
 
New Orleans trumpeter, composer, producer, and instrument designer Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah makes Stretch Music. Jazz-trained, he stretches and marries the seemingly disparate sounds of Trap Music (Southern hiphop, mixed with techno, dub, and dutch house), traditional West African percussion and New Orleanian Afro-Native American styles. Chris…
 
Reserved worship is a learned cultural behavior- not a biblical behavior. Worship is expressing love to God. As a human being, you were designed to worship God. The bible not only gives us permission to sing, clap, raise our hands, and shout for joy; it actually COMMANDS us to do these things! If you would like to support this ministry, you can giv…
 
Angélique Kidjo is a force of nature. The globetrotting Beninese singer has won numerous Grammys, collaborated with Alicia Keys, David Byrne, Philip Glass, and Branford Marsalis, and curated a recent Perspectives series at Carnegie Hall. But the finale in that series was cancelled in March 2020 – it was supposed to celebrate both Kidjo’s 60th birth…
 
About Marlowe Granados: Marlowe Granados is a writer and filmmaker. She co-hosts The Mean Reds, a podcast dedicated to women-led films, and her advice column, "Designs for Living," appears in The Baffler. Granados currently resides in Toronto. Happy Hour is her debut novel. About Happy Hour: Refreshing and wry in equal measure, Happy Hour is an int…
 
“Noise gives me comfort,” says BBC Jazz Award-winning pianist Neil Cowley, whose long and varied career ranges from early classical training to stints in triphop and funk bands, and his acoustic groove jazz piano trio (dissolved in 2018). Oh - and there was that turn as Adele’s pianist on some of her biggest hits. Neil’s new album Hall of Mirrors i…
 
Bach’s unaccompanied cello suites are an essential rite of passage for all cellists, being "some of the most frequently performed and recognizable solo compositions ever written for cello" (Wikipedia.) Alisa Weilerstein discusses what she finds to be the therapeutic and hopeful nature of Bach and her approach to the cello suites while making music …
 
About andrea bennet: andrea bennett is a National Magazine Award-winning writer and editor and the author of one book of poetry (Canoodlers, Nightwood Editions) and two travel guides (Montreal and Quebec City, Moon Guides). Like a Boy but Not a Boy is andrea's first book of essays. About Like A Boy but Not a Boy: Inquisitive and expansive, Like a B…
 
Nigerian musician Femi Kuti famously hasn’t listened to another artist’s music in over a decade. It’s tempting to think that’s because he’s the son of one of Nigeria’s greatest musical minds, the late superstar Fela Kuti—the weight of history, expectations, etc. But Femi says he keeps his ears quiet as a way to get in touch with his own deepest cre…
 
David Shoemaker of the A.'.A.'. & Chancellor of the Temple of the Silver Star, joins the podcast to discuss his personal spiritual journey, scrying the Enochian Aethyrs, the Temple of the Silver Star the A.'.A.'., technology in spiritual practice and much more! Check out Living Thelema http://www.livingthelema.com Temple of the Silver Star http://w…
 
About Hilary Leichter: Hilary Leichter's writing has appeared in n+1, the New Yorker, the Cut, the Southern Review, and elsewhere. She has taught fiction at Columbia University and has been awarded fellowships from the Folger Shakespeare Library and the New York Foundation for the Arts. She lives in Brooklyn, New York. About Temporary: In Temporary…
 
Guitarist Gary Lucas has played with Captain Beefheart, written hit songs with Jeff Buckley and Joan Osborne, and covered everything from 1930s Chinese pop to classical music. He even played with the Yale Symphony Orchestra for the premiere of Leonard Bernstein’s Mass in 1973. Lucas has just released The Essential Gary Lucas (Knitting Factory), a 4…
 
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