Thursday, 27 August 2020

See Hear Podcast Episode 76 - Favourite Concert Films (with Allan Arkush)



For most music fans, there’s a mantra about their favourite band (mine even named their live album after it) – they were better live…..but is the visceral thrill of seeing a band perform on a stage lost when watching their performance in a film? Or can the film maker bring something new to the experience via the medium?


Welcome to episode 76 of See Hear Podcast.


In all the time Tim, Bernie and I have been podcasting, we’ve never done a show dedicated to concert films. Individual films are spoken about in forums or articles, but they seem rarely considered as a class of film the way other genres are. We attempt to correct that, by inviting back to the show film director and music enthusiast Allan Arkush to talk about his favourites and what makes a concert film work. Does a great performance by the artists necessarily make a great film? If you’ve heard Allan speak before on the Trailers From Hell website or are a fan of his films like Rock And Roll High School, Get Crazy or The Temptations, or his episodes of Fame (the TV show), then you do not want to miss this episode. We were thrilled to have Allan spend time with us talking about a subject close to all our hearts.


As well as our discussion, host of the brilliant Supporting Characters podcast, Bill Ackerman presents some thoughts on his favourite concert film. Huge thanks to you, Bill.


Be aware that we left out many great films.....we can't recall everything for a conversation like this, but hopefully, this provides the basis for further great conversations.


You can download the show by searching for See Hear podcast on iTunes, Spotify or Stitcher…..or whatever podcast app you favour.


Check out Allan’s commentaries at https://trailersfromhell.com/, along with many other people from the film world.


Bill’s Supporting Characters podcast can be found on all the usual pod platforms or at http://www.nowplayingnetwork.net/supportingcharacters


If you’ve been enjoying the show, please give us a favourable review on iTunes and let your friends know that our show exists.


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Monday, 3 August 2020

See Hear Bonus Episode with The Projection Booth - Suzi Q



Come alive, See Hear listeners. Maurice took a (virtual) trip down Devil Gate Drive to join Mike White and Leon Chase on the Projection Booth Podcast for a discussion of the 2019 documentary about Suzi Quatro, called Suzi Q.

Mike White has generously allowed this episode of the Projection Booth to run in the See Hear feed as well as his own (released a few days early). This film definitely fits our raison d'etre.

Also included are interviews Mike did with the producer Tait Brady and director Liam Firmager, as well as Suzi Quatro herself.

So get on your leathers, strap on your bass, and enjoy the show.

Find the huge back catalogue of Projection Booth episodes at http://www.projectionboothpodcast.com/

You can download the show by searching for See Hear podcast on iTunes, Spotify or Stitcher…..or whatever podcast app you favour.

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Tuesday, 28 July 2020

See Hear Podcast Episode 75 - Outlaw Blues

A musician is let out of prison. He goes with his partner on a mission to right a wrong. Together they're chased by the police and a pissed off country singer, while causing the destruction of countless vehicles along the way......

....and their names aren't Jake and Elwood.

Welcome to episode 75 of See Hear Podcast.

Bernie, Tim and I park the Kingswood at the drive-in to watch Outlaw Blues, a forgotten American film of the 70s. Peter Fonda and Susan Saint James set out on a mission to et revenge on a famous country singer who steals Fonda's song and makes himself a packet. A fight ensues, said country singer is shot in the foot, and Fonda becomes a man on the run.

We spend time yakking about the film's merits, some other big Highwaymen who dabbled their toes in the cinematic waters, two of John Carradine's sons, and how it holds up against other films about songwriters and the counter-culture. Most importantly, is this film a good way to spend 90 minutes?

If you’ve been enjoying the show, please give us a favourable review on iTunes and let your friends know that our show exists.

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Wednesday, 24 June 2020

See Hear Podcast Episode 74 - Interview with Boaz Goldberg about Tomorrow's Gone


There have been many 50s music stylists who pay tribute to Elvis and other icons of the rock and roll era but appear locked in a retro time warp. Then there are musicians like Charlie Megira who are consumed by the music alone – they’re doing something new and exciting based on the foundations of 50s rock and roll.


Welcome to episode 74 of See Hear Podcast.


Tim was absent, but Bernie and I spoke with first time director Boaz Goldberg about his 2019 documentary Tomorrow’s Gone. The film serves as both a chronology and a character piece on Israeli guitarist and singer Charlie Megira aka Gabi Abudraham. He started recording music in the mid 90s with music that was drenched in the likes of Santo & Johnny, Duane Eddy, Dick Dale and Sun era Elvis. Boaz met Charlie early on and was convinced he needed to document the music and thoughts of his friend. Charlie’s personal and professional life went in directions neither would have guessed. Sadly, the demons he was wrestling for much of his life got the better of him.


Tomorrow’s Gone serves as a beautiful tribute to a talented musician. We speak about Charlie, the music he loved, his spiritual leanings, the Israeli music industry of the day…..and headless Elvis statuettes. Bernie and I are extremely grateful that Boaz took the time to speak and would urge you to look out for the film on a streaming service or film festival. The story doesn’t have thousands of talking heads talking of Charlie’s importance – he has the music to do that.


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Wednesday, 27 May 2020

See Hear Podcast Episode 73 - The Kids Are Alright

The gents at See Hear Podcast want to pose some questions.
  • Do you mind other guys dancing with your girl?
  • Can we buy your magic bus?
  • Have you ever seen pictures of Lily?
  • Can you hear us?
  • Who are you?

Deep philosophical questions indeed. The Who were that type of band – funny, furious and filosophical.....


Welcome to episode 73 of See Hear Podcast.


Tim, Bernie and Maurice welcome back Marvellous Mike White of The Projection Booth Podcast to discuss the 1979 Who “documentary” The Kids Are Alright” (not to be confused with the 2010 film with Julianne Moore and Mark Ruffalo). Jeff Stein's film is certainly not a documentary in the traditional sense (no chronology, no talking heads retrospectively outlining the history). It IS a celebration of who The Who were up to Keith Moon's death. It shows their ferociousness and humour as a band....so in that sense, even if we discover little about the events that shaped them, by film's end, we know what made them great.


The crew discuss the film, their own connections to The Who's music, sensationalism versus art, Pete's penchant for beating up people on stage, Keith's habit of destroying hotel rooms, and many other Who-vian peripherals.


Is the show worth tuning into? You better, you bet......


Huge thanks once again to Mike White for joining us for this one and being a supporter of our show. If you want lots of great film talk, then head on over to The Projection Booth website at http://www.projectionboothpodcast.com/ or subscribe on your favourite podcast app. In particular, search out his recent show on Ken Russell's adaptation of Tommy http://www.projectionboothpodcast.com/2020/03/special-report-tommy-1975.html


If you’ve been enjoying the show, please give us a favourable review on iTunes and let your friends know that our show exists.


You can download the show by searching for See Hear podcast on iTunes, Spotify or Stitcher…..or whatever podcast app you favour.


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Thursday, 7 May 2020

See Hear Podcast Episode 72 - Hedwig And The Angry Inch



April 2020

Hey world, while we were gone, did we miss anything? Whaaaaa??????

Hmmm. It seems like what the world really needs now is a discussion between Bernie, Tim and Maurice about the 2001 film starring, written and directed by John Cameron Mitchell, “Hedwig And The Angry Inch”.

Hedwig Robinson used to be Hansel Schmidt. Following a botched gender reassignment, Hedwig isn't really certain of what her identity actually is. She's touring around America with her band playing to patrons of seafood restaurants – partly to stalk ex-lover, Tommy Gnosis, but also partly as a form of therapy explaining her life via song to her audiences (both on screen and those of us watching the film).

We discuss split personalities, Frankenstein, French crime films, rock music and wigging out. We're ecstatic to be back in your earholes and talking about wonderful movies. We hope you're happy to welcome us back into your monthly podcast listening experience. You'll never Tear Us Down!!!!!

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You can download the show by searching for See Hear podcast on iTunes, Spotify or Stitcher …..or whatever podcast app you favour.

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See Hear Podcast Episode 71 - Round Midnight and Bird





February 2020

Hey See Hear kats and kittens,

If you've been following the See Hear group Facebook page or listened to the recent 5 minute announcement, you'd have heard that See Hear is on hiatus until April 2020....which is true insofar as we won't be recording anything new until then.

HOWEVER......

Back in 2013, 6 months before Tim, Wendi, Bernie and myself officially started See Hear, the amazing hosts of The Gentlemen's Guide to Midnite Cinema, Will and Sammy (and Todd before he knew he was a host), kindly permitted us to record a bonus episode of the GGTMC (bringing class to the trash since 1977) to talk about a couple of jazz films from the eighties and put it on their feed. Those films are Round Midnight (1986) by director Bertrand Tavernier, and Bird (1988) from Clint Eastwood. We are indebted to the generosity of spirit of these fine gents, for this was the seed that gave way to us starting See Hear. 
The lineup for the episode is myself, Tim and the wonderful film and jazz enthusiast, Rodrigo Obon, a (then) regular contributor to the GGTMC community.

If you're wanting your music film discussion fix, dig into these archives and hear what we have to say about these slices of jazz cinema. Being a very early podcast recording experience, I apologise that it's not in the style of editing we grew into or with great sound, but hopefully the discussion is groooooooooooovy enough. Dig It!!!

If you’ve been enjoying the show, please give us a favourable review on iTunes and let your friends know that our show exists.

You can download the show by searching for See Hear podcast on iTunes, Spotify or Stitcher …..or whatever podcast app you favour.

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See Hear Podcast Episode 76 - Favourite Concert Films (with Allan Arkush)

For most music fans, there’s a mantra about their favourite band (mine even named their live album after it) – they were better live…..but i...