Thursday, 30 April 2020

See Hear Podcast episode 14 - Grace Of My Heart



February 2015

Time for another episode of See Hear podcast - episode 14 to be precise.


Miss Wendi has picked the film for discussion this time. She has selected the Alison Anders directed film from 1997, Grace of My Heart starring Ileana Douglas, Eric Stoltz, Matt Dillon and the always awesome John Turturro. It covers about 12 years in the life of Edna Buxton who has a dream to be a singer and a songwriter in a period when you were one or the other but not both. The film follows her ambitions, disappointments, love life, and song writing ambitions against the backdrop of the Sixties. While the film is fictitious, its characters are based on real life people like Carole King, Brian Wilson, (the late) Lesley Gore, and Phil Spector. The songs specially written for the film come from Joni Mitchell, Redd Kross and most famously Burt Bacharach & Elvis Costello.


The team had a great time discussing the fashions, the hairstyles, the songs, the philandering, whether Carole King married Brian Wilson in an alternate reality, and whether we actually enjoyed the film. Download to hear our thoughts.


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 search for See Hear podcast on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher or the podcast app of your choice.


Send us feedback via email at seehearpodcast@gmail.com

.

Join the Facebook group at http://facebook.com/groups/seehearpodcast


Download episode 14 from here.


Proudly part of the Pantheon Network of music podcasts.

See Hear Podcast episode 13 - Air Guitar Nation



January 2015

Happy 2015, everyone. See Hear podcast is back for its second year, and we hope you join us for what should be a great year of music-film discussion.


Episode 13, our first episode for the year has Wendi, Tim, Bernard, and Maurice discussing a documentary (or is it?????) from 2006 directed by Alexander Lipsitz called “Air Guitar Nation”. The film follows the fortunes of a group of (mainly) young men who seek to be crowned the world champion of playing air guitar - and restore American pride!!!!!. You read that right!!! These are people who want to be the best at pretending to play the guitar. Is it performance art or are they merely making the world stage into their bedroom? Are the performers and their audiences doing this with a wink and a smile or are they taking this seriously? How does one actually judge what makes a great air guitar player? What is Tim’s description of what some of these air guitarists actually look like they’re doing? Download the show, and get the answers to all of these questions. One thing is for sure – we had a brilliant time recording the show for your aural pleasure. 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, Stitcher or the podcast app of your choice.



Send us feedback via email at seehearpodcast@gmail.com.


Join the Facebook group at facebook.com/groups/seehearpodcast


Download episode 13 from here.


Proudly part of the Pantheon Network of music podcasts.

See Hear Podcast Episode 12 - Beware of Mr Baker




December 2014

It’s official. See Hear podcast is now one year old. Bernie, Wendi, Tim and Maurice have survived the jungle out there that is Podcastland. It’s a cutthroat and vicious environment, but we’ve survived to bring YOU the music film discussion we just know you crave.


So the crew humbly delivers their first anniversary episode for you to dig on. Well……Maurice wasn’t available, but Bernie, Tim and Wendi carried on regardless to discuss the 2013 documentary directed by Jay Bulger, “Beware of Mr Baker”, directed by Jay Bulger. Ginger Baker was a force of nature in the drumming world. He was admired for the extra helping of drum talent nature had provided him with, but this is not a man who puts up with nonsense – and his bullshit detector is up higher than most. It could be said that his bottle with the milk of human kindness went rancid before he had a chance to drink it. Tune in as the gang discusses Ginger’s life, how the director put his life in danger interviewing him, and whether the scientific evidence that all drummers are crotchety old bastards is accurate (NONSENSE….AND I’LL THRASH ANYONE WHO SAYS OTHERWISE).



We would like to thank anyone who tuned in over the year, and to Hank Hellman and Dave Mclemore for helping us out with their contributions to the show.



Our resolution over 2015 is to include listener picks as part of the films we discuss. Send us an email to seehearpodcast@gmail.com with your suggestions.



If you dig what we do, could you please rate us at iTunes or even better, spread the word that the show exists so more folks tune in.


You can download or subscribe to the show at iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher or the podcast app of your choice. 


Join the facebook group at http://facebook.com/groups/seehearpodcast



Happy Channukah / Christmas / Festivus or Humbug Day.


Download episode 12 here.


Proudly part of the Pantheon Network of music podcasts.

See Hear Podcast Episode 11 - Suburbia




November 2014


Welcome to episode 11 of See Hear podcast.


This month, it’s Bernie’s pick for a film to discuss, and he’s gone for 1984 film, Suburbia directed by Penelope Spheeris and produced by Roger Corman. It’s a disaffected teenagers story, but rather than just being another tale of misunderstood youth versus adults who “just don’t understand us”, there are other layers to this. There’s even a case to state that PT Anderson may have been influenced by this for Boogie Nights. How so? Tune in and find out. What’s the music connection? The music and energy of punk.



Once again, we make note that from 2015, we’d like to let listeners pick films for us to discuss once every three or four shows. It can be famous or obscure. A great piece of cinema or a turd – we’re up for anything. Email your suggestions at seehearpodcast@gmail.com.



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, Stitcher, or the podcast app of your choice.


Send us feedback via email at seehearpodcast@gmail.com.



Join the facebook group at http://facebook.com/groups/seehearpodcast



Download episode 11 here.



Proudly part of the Pantheon Network of music podcasts.

See Hear Podcast Episode 10 - Mystery Train



October 2014

See Hear Podcast hits double digits. We’re up to episode 10. A small milestone, but one we’re very happy to have arrived at.


This time around, Tim has picked Jim Jarmusch’s ensemble cast anthology film of 1989, Mystery Train including Steve Buscemi, Nicoletta Brasschi, and Screaming Jay Hawkins. Three stories, one hotel in the one and only Memphis. We discuss whether this actually qualifies as a music film, Memphis the iconic town versus the ordinary Memphis displayed in this film, Elvis versus Carl Perkins, and the nineties independent film movement.


Unfortunately, our beloved Wendi wasn’t available, so those immense shoes were brilliantly filled by Hank Hellman, making his return guest appearance to the show. Tim, Sticky, Hank and myself all had a fun time….but we forgot to sing a rousing chorus of Mystery Train for you.


We also make mention that starting next year we will make one in every 3 or 4 shows a listener request. Bernie mentioned one film he will not touch. I say that (in the best Terry Frost style) if we get 20 requests to do it, we will definitely cover it on a future show, AND invite someone who loves the film to come on and tell us off about how snobby we are. What was the film? Listen to episode 10 and find out.


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 search for See Hear podcast on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, or the podcast app of your choice.


Send us feedback via email at seehearpodcast@gmail.com.


Join the facebook group at http://facebook.com/groups/seehearpodcast


Download episode 10 from here.


Proudly part of the Pantheon Network of music podcasts.

See Hear Podcast Episode 9 - Allegro Non Troppo


September 2014


Finally, the whole crew are back for episode 9 of See Hear.

This time around, we discuss “Allegro Non Troppo”, Bruno Bozzetto’s 1976 parody / tribute to Fantasia. The live action (in black and white) features a sadistic conductor and an artless producer gather an orchestra of old women (brought in on a cattle truck) and an animator (taken from a prison in solitary confinement) to create something never done before – animation set to classical music – a shame that someone called Prisney or Grisney claims he’s done it before. The cartoons range from funny and mocking to heart-breakingly sad. We are treated to tales of evolution, capitalism, lust, Adam and Eve, conformity….and a Cossack dancing gorilla. There’s elements of Python, Fellini and the Marx Brothers. Tune in and hear our thoughts. 


You can download or subscribe to the podcast at iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify or the podcast app of your choice.


Join the podcast Facebook group at facebook.com/groups/seehearpodcast



If you were to be so kind, we'd be very grateful if you could give us an iTunes review and also let your friends know the show exists.


Download episode 9 here.


Proudly part of the Pantheon Network of music podcasts.

See Hear Podcast Episode 8 - Heartworn Highways



August 2014

Time for episode 8 of See Hear, the podcast that discusses music-related films.

This time around, we discuss the 1976 documentary about the Outlaw Country movement, Heartworn Highways directed by James Szalapski.  There’s no narration or talking heads to describe a development in country music. Appropriately, it’s a series of scenes mainly featuring emerging singer songwriters  of the time (Guy Clark, Townes van Zandt, Rodney Crowell) performing their songs, and discussing ordinary details of their lives – just like the construction of their songs. The film is a mood piece and despite being about ordinary details, the film itself is anything but. If you don’t feel moved watching TVZ singing “Waiting Around To Die”, check your pulse.

Unfortunately, Tim and Wendi were not available, but Sticky and I were joined by the wonderful  and knowledgeable Dave Mclemore (aka Davey Mac) who kindly shared his wealth of knowledge and passion for this film with us. It was a terrifically enjoyable episode to record. We hope you enjoy listening to it.


You can download or subscribe to the podcast from iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher or your podcast app of choice.


Join the podcast Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/seehearpodcast/.
Email us at seehearpodcast@gmail.com


If you were to be so kind, we’d be very grateful if you could give us an iTunes review, and also let your friends know the show exists.


Download episode 8 here.


Proudly part of the Pantheon Network of music podcasts.


See Hear Podcast episode 7 - Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story



July 2014

The whole crew of See Hear are back for episode 7.

Wendi has picked the 2007 rock bio-pic parody “Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story” starring the great John C.Reilly for us to watch. Taking cues at first from films like “Walk The Line” and “Ray”, it takes aim at many of the clich├ęs of other biography films and popular conceptions of many iconic musicians in general. Probably another film that this could be mildly compared to is Woody Allen’s “Zelig”. The titular Cox (tee hee…see what I did there?????) is something of a chameleon like Zelig, but in a musical sense.

We had a lot of fun talking about this….but is it any good????? Join Wendi, Tim, Sticky and myself and see what we thought…..and you get to hear Wendi say “Walk Hard” which is worth the price of admission alone, and you also get to hear John Lennon’s mantra while staying with the Mahirishi.

You can download or subscribe to the podcast from iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher or your podcast app of choice.

Join the podcast Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/seehearpodcast/.
Email us at seehearpodcast@gmail.com

 If you were to be so kind, we’d be very grateful if you could give us an iTunes review, and also let your friends know the show exists.

Download episode 7 here.

Proudly part of the Pantheon Network of music podcasts.

See Hear podcast episode 6 - Good Vibrations


June 2014

Scheduling issues unfortunately meant Wendi, Tim and Sticky couldn’t join in to record Episode 6 of See Hear Podcast this month. However, we at See Hear HQ didn’t want our listeners to be deprived of a music related film discussion, nosiree Bob!!!

I put out the call to the See Hear Facebook community, and Hank Hellman answered the call. Hank joined me to discuss the Northern Irish film from 2012 Good Vibrations. This covers the true story of Terri Hooley through the Seventies. In the midst of The Troubles in Belfast, Terri attempts to stop the violence between the local youth by opening a record store called Good Vibrations and by promoting local punk bands. THAT’S why we don’t have more peace in the world – too many record stores closing down!!! If this was presented as a work of fiction, you’d never believe someone would attempt it.

Directed by Lisa Barros D’sa and Glenn Leyburn, and starring Game of Thrones’ Richard Dormer (who portrays Hooley brilliantly), this film is a great representation about one man’s belief in the power of music to change people’s lives without ever getting sloppy or sentimental. Hooley is far from perfect, but you can’t help but like him and what he’s trying to do.

I really enjoyed chatting with Hank on his debut podcast appearance. I truly hope it’s far from his last. He’s a great conversationalist, and has much insight into the film Give the show a listen, and encourage Hank to do some more.

You can download or subscribe to the podcast from iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher or the podcast app of your choice.

Join the podcast Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/seehearpodcast/.
Email us at seehearpodcast@gmail.com

If you were to be so kind, we’d be very grateful if you could give us an iTunes review, and also let your friends know the show exists

Download episode 6 here.

Proudly part of the Pantheon Network of music podcasts.

See Hear podcast Episode 5 - The Phantom of the Paradise




May 2019
Episode 5 of See Hear is ready for your earholes.

Here’s a recipe:
1) Take a large cup of Phantom of the Opera.
2) Pour in a generous helping of Faust.
3) Sprinkle in a dash of The Picture of Dorian Gray. 
4) Add just a pinch of Psycho and Woodstock.
5) Throw in some over-the-top hammy horror, a thuggish doo-wop group, a man called Beef, and songs that pastiche the history of rock to that point and voila you have…….

Phantom of the Paradise.

This month, the See Hear Crew discuss Brian De Palma’s 1974 rock musical that some believe is the REAL midnight movie experience over its more famous rival the Rocky Horror Picture Show. We discuss the film, the songs written by its star (Paul Williams), its influence on Seinfeld (!!!) and a ton of other tangents. Once again, we have a heap of fun and we hope you join us and enjoy the ride.

You can download or subscribe to the podcast from iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher or your podcast app of choice.

Join the podcast Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/seehearpodcast/ (Tell your friends about us).

If you were to be so kind, we’d be very grateful if you could give us an iTunes review.

Download episode 5 from here.

Proudly part of the Pantheon Netowrk of Music Podcasts

See Hear podcast Episode 4 - Babylon

April 2014

Welcome to Episode 4 of See Hear podcast, the show dedicated to music-related film.

Bernie Sticky chose this month’s film, Franco Rosso’s “Babylon” (1981). Blue (Brinsley Forde from reggae band, Aswad) is a second-generation Jamaican living in Britain. Like Jimmy the mod in Quadrophenia, he’s surrounded by circumstances that make him question where he belongs. Like any teenager he wants to break away from his parents’ values and who appear to have forsaken their own identity to assimilate in Margaret Thatcher's England. He lives in a society that is often hostile and racist, either casually or from the organised police or National Front. The one event he can hang his hat on is the Sounds System he has put together with his friends the Ital Lions crew, preparing for a competition against the Shaka crew.

There are a lot of serious questions and reflections going on in this film, and yet it never feels oppressive. Blue’s circumstances can be quite dire, yet the buoyancy of the reggae music and the friendship of the Ital Lions never drag the mood down.  Bernie, Wendi, Tim and Maurice discuss the film, as well as the events leading up to and following these circumstances in real life. The film was made less than a year from the infamous Brixton riots. In hindsight, the events of “Babylon” almost seem like a warning.

The discussion was stimulating and we hope you join us. You can download or subscribe to the podcast from iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify or your podcast app of choice.

Join the podcast Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/seehearpodcast/ (Tell your friends about us).

If you were to be so kind, we’d be very grateful if you could give us an iTunes review or tell your friends we exist.

Download episode 4 here.

Proudly part of the Pantheon Network of music podcasts.

Wednesday, 29 April 2020

See Hear Podcast Episode 3 - A Prairie Home Companion



March 2014

Welcome to episode 3 of the See Hear podcast. Wendi was absent taking part in a drum battle against Animal, but Tim, Sticky and Maurice carried on regardless.

This time around we discuss Robert Altman’s final film, A Prairie Home Companion. Plenty of music is performed here, but the focus of this film is more on death. Having said that, this film is a million miles from being morbid, and is a wonderful celebration of life. We discuss the movie but also get all philosophical on y’all discussing pancakes, jumpers / pullovers knitted by grandma, and how much of the film’s budget went into purchasing blow for one of its stars.

Join the podcast Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/seehearpodcast/ (Tell your friends about us).

Download episode 3 here.

Proudly part of the Pantheon Network of Music Podcasts.

See Hear Podcast Episode 2 - Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains


February 2014 

Welcome to episode 2 of the See Hear podcast. Wendi, Tim and Maurice are joined by Mr Bernard Stickwell Esq to discuss the 1982 film Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains directed by Lou Adler. The film is prophetic in seeing a less-than-talented band gain a loyal following using the help of the media. No publicity is bad publicity. Moral compasses from nearly every character in the film are pointing south. It was a great discussion, and we hope you can join us.


Join the podcast Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/seehearpodcast/ (Tell your friends about us).


Email feedback or film suggestions to seehearpodcast@gmail.com

Download episode 2 here.


Proudly part of the Pantheon Network of Music Podcasts.

See Hear Podcast Episode 1 - Hated:GG Allin and The Murder Junkies



January 2014

Welcome to episode 1 of the monthly See Hear podcast. Join your hosts, Wendi Freeman, Tim Merrill and Maurice Bursztynski as they discuss music related films – narrative or documentary.

No gentle start for the team as they discuss the Todd Phillips documentary about notorious punk rock singer GG Allin. The film is not for the faint of heart (and our language may reflect the content discussed), but it is a fascinating look at a man who truly knew no boundaries in they way he lived his life. He is held in equal contempt and admiration by the public and ex-band members.

My huge thanks and admiration to Max Bursztynski for composing the show’s theme tune.

Join the Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/seehearpodcast/ (Tell your friends about us).'

Email feedback to seehearpodcast@gmail.com

Download episode 1 here.

Proudly part of the Pantheon Network of Music Podcasts.


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...