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


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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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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!!!

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See Hear Podcast episode 70 - Interview with Shaun Katz about Underground Inc: The Rise And Fall of Alternative Rock



November 2019

After the production excess of many mainstream records of the eighties, the winds of musical change came blowing through into the nineties. Sure, the eighties had bands relying on drums, bass and guitar with no embellishment, but when Nirvana’s first record for a mainstream label made them a household name, thousands of musicians felt they now had a chance to find an audience.
…….and the big labels decided they had something new to sell.

Welcome to episode 70 of See Hear Podcast.

Bernie was absent, but Tim returns to the show after a sabbatical to join Maurice to speak with Sydney-based director Shaun Katz about his new film Underground Inc: The Rise and Fall of Alternative Rock. Shaun travelled around America speaking to a plethora of bands including the likes of Handsome, Cop Shoot Cop, and Failure among many others. They recall the days post-Nevermind when the music was new and vibrant. However, Shaun’s film also tells the cautionary tale of when capitalism, via the major labels, dictated the terms of the revolution….which certainly was televised. Bands signed Faustian pacts to achieve success, but soon found at what cost. The film, as implied by its title, is as much about the business pitfalls as it is about the music.

We thank Shaun for joining us to talk about his great film, and a fascinating time in recent music history
  
You can go to the film’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/undergroundincorporated/ to keep up with when the film will screen near you and when it gets its streaming release.
 
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See Hear Podcast Episode 69 - Anna


October 2019


See Hear's raison d'ĂȘtre is to discuss music-related movies. That is, films about music, musicians, or music culture. Occasionally, we focus on a musiCAL, that storywise has nought to do with music - c'est la vie.

Welcome to episode 69 of See Hear.

Bernie and Maurice are joined by Raechel Leigh Carter, who is passionate and hugely knowledgeable about French music and film culture. She brought to the table a film from 1967 directed by Pierre Koralnik called "Anna". It was co-written with French songwriting icon, Serge Gainsbourg and starred Danish / French actress, Anna Karina (her Madison dance in Band Of Outsiders looms large in cinema history).

The crew discusses Jane Birkin, the French New Wave, pop art, the songs of Serge Gainsbourg and what a scallywag he was, Marianne Faithfull, and a host of other things. Tune in to find out what it's all about.

Our gratitude to Raechel for bringing this film to our attention. You can purchase her work at https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/Tinynoggin?ref=shop_sugg Keep an eye out for her forthcoming (definitive) writing on Jane Birkin.
 
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See Hear Podcast episode 68 - Heavy Trip




September 2019

If I said that See Hear Podcast episode 68 featured a discussion about a film with dark heavy metal, killer wolverines, vikings, projectile vomit, dug up corpses, crushed reindeer bones, and splattered reindeer blood, and then told you it was a really sweet film, would you believe me?

You should because every part of that description is true.

Once again, Tim is on sabbatical, so Bernie and I are joined by the amazing and colossal Mike McBeardo McPadden. He is the author of a revered tome called Heavy Metal Movies, so we at See Hear HQ figured he was a perfect choice to join us for a discussion of 2018 Finnish film, Heavy Trip (aka Hevi Reissu). A metal band in a small town in Finland have been practicing in their parents' basements for 12 years, and have never found the courage to leave it....until a chance meeting with the organiser of a Norwegian metal festival. The four friends decide to leave the confines of their backward thinking town to find their community....with wacky hijinks ensuing.

The discussion swerves all over the place like a drunken (possibly vengeful) reindeer on a country road. Ultimately, was this a successful film? Download the show and hear our thoughts. You can find Heavy Trip on Amazon Prime or Kanopy.


HUGE thanks to Mike for joining us. You can get his books Heavy Metal Movies and Teen Movie Hell from https://www.bazillionpoints.com/ or order it at your bricks and mortar bookshop. He also tends to the Facebook page for Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast (featuring previous podcast guest, Frank Santopadre). Mike is a mentsch, and will be back for future episodes.
 
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See Hear Podcast episode 67 - Interview with Kevin Poore, director of “Longplaying”


August 2019

Remember during the eighties when compact discs became the new church? Record sales slumped and new items were hardly manufactured or stocked. In the 21st century, technology in most areas have advanced (for better or worse) in ways unimaginable in the dying years of the 20th…..but people have rediscovered the “platters that matter”, and records are “in” again.

Welcome to episode 67 of See Hear Podcast.

Kevin L .Poore is the host of the terrific music discussion podcast, Nights At The Sound Table. He’s turned his hand at film directing and is releasing a great new documentary called Longplaying. This film is a love letter to the medium of records. He spoke to many musicians, record label owners, collectors, academics, and music fans about what drives their passion for records. The film is broken up into sections, each representing an album track. There are digressions that represent the silence in between album tracks.

Tim was absent, but Sticky and I had a great conversation with Kevin about the film, records vs compact discs, love of music, and a ton of related issues. We maaaaaaaayyyyy even go to some controversial places that the “of course, vinyl is better” mantra chanters may not like. Our huge thanks to Kevin for being such a great guest. He’s made a terrific film that all music lovers should see…..the See Hear page will keep you informed of when it’s available for streaming or a screening near you.
  
Check out Kevin’s podcast Nights At The Sound Table at http://nightsatthesoundtable.com/ or all manner of activities at http://www.astraeamedia.com/
 
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See Hear Podcast Episode 66 - The Damned: Don’t You Wish That We Were Dead



July 2019

When the origins of punk are discussed, the ubiquitous names of The Clash, The Sex Pistols and The Ramones are mentioned. Alongside those bands, at least two other names should be mentioned - The Saints (hopefully to be discussed another day) and The Damned.

Welcome to episode 66 of See Hear Podcast.

Tim, Bernie and Maurice look to Wes Orshosky's 2015 documentary "The Damned: Don't you Wish That We Were Dead" for some perspective on the band's career and legacy. The Damned started out as a punk band and released their debut single New Rose (backed with their cover of The Beatles' "Help!") a month before the Pistols' released Anarchy In The UK. Like other acts that started out with punk energy and aggression, they explored different musical avenues over the years, but like so many other bands, their relationships became fractured and their was much animosity.....yet in one form or another, The Damned are still a going concern in 2019.

A power drop out prevented our great friend (and super Damned fan) Eric Peterson from joining for the full show, but he came on for the last few minutes to bring his perspective to the band's career and added his thoughts as to how well the documentary actually served the band.

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See Hear Podcast episode 65 - Starstruck (featuring interview with director Gillian Armstrong)


June 2019

Welcome to episode 65 of See Hear. Give over to us with Body and Soul.

1982 - Australian cinema had an interesting assortment of releases. We Of The Never Never and Turkey Shoot. Monkey Grip and The Pirate Movie.
...... and then there was Starstruck. 

Musicals were something of a rarity....and with examples like Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Xanadu, Can't Stop The Music and....shudder...The Apple, it's not hard to see why they weren't as common as in the glory days of MGM.

However, director Gillian Armstrong was not going to be deterred. She did not want to be classified as "that director who makes period pieces" after the success of My Brilliant Career. So, after falling in love with Stephen Maclean's script loosely based around his memories of growing up in a pub in Sydney, she set about making Starstruck. It's essentially, an old fashioned "let's do a show" story with some songs in the new wave style of the day. Jackie has dreams of becoming famous as a singer. Her 14 year old cousin Angus is a publicity hound who is determined to get her to perform at the Sydney Opera House. What happens???????

Due to international timeline issues, my compadres Bernard and Tim were not able to join me for this show. HOWEVER......I am joined for a lengthy interview by director Gillian Armstrong herself to talk about her recollections of making the film, its genesis, the wonderful design that went into it, the bands who were considered to compose the music before The Swingers landed the gig (get ready to say "reaaaaaaaalllllly?") and a heap of other Starstruck things. Huge thanks to Gillian for being so generous with her time for the show.

ANNNNNNNND....my great friend and Australian film buff, Paul Ryan joins me for a brief chat about his own love of the film, and it's place in Australian film history. 

You can catch up with episodes of the comedy news show Paul helps script  The Leak at https://www.facebook.com/TheLeakLive/. He's also written  for children's cartoon series, Jar Dwellers SOS. Check out Paul's episode Party Poopers here: https://10play.com.au/jar-dwellers-sos/episodes/season-2/episode-17/tpv190617ieazv

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See Hear Podcast Episode 64 - Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll


May 2019
Welcome to May 2019's episode of See Hear Podcast....despite it being June.

Being a music film podcast, it's rare that we cover a film that involves politics and human rights abuse. This month we're doing that....and yet we're sort of not. John Pirozzi's 2015 documentary "Don't Think I've Forgotten: Cambodia's Lost Rock and Roll" focuses on the Cambodian music scene prior to the rule of Pol Pot and his regime's declaration of Year Zero.

While it is a necessity to bring into some focus the tragedy that was his rule (and the previous years under military rule following the ousting of Prince Norodom Sihanouk), Pirozzi turns his gaze to musicians that were hugely popular in their day in Cambodia in a nation where music was valued and important. Music is shown in the film, both as art and as propaganda. Under the regime in 1975, anyone involved in the arts was a thinker of individual ideas...and that did not fit into the grand scheme of agrarian socialism and an eviction of any Western ideas. The film shows the tragedy, but overall, the film is a celebration of how music really can bring people together - no cliche'.

A good documentary doesn't tell you everything you need. It urges you to go and seek out further information and get a wider understanding of the subject matter. Don't Think I've Forgotten is a good documentary.

The See Hear crew hope to convince you to search this fantastic film out (yeah....spoiler alert - we loved it). Our huge thanks to (patient) listener, Tyler Kennedy for suggesting we cover it.

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See Hear Podcast Episode 63 - Lords of Chaos



April 2019
It's time for episode 63 of See Hear....though maybe we'll dub it episode 666.

Maurice is absent this month, but Bernie and Tim asked Jimi LaMort, the vocalist for Ontario-based metal band Malhavoc, to join them for a discussion of 2018 film Lords of Chaos.

Jonas Akerlund directed this biopic based on the story of the Norwegian Black Metal band Mayhem and the infamous church burnings committed by their bassist Varg Vikernes. This is a tale of murder, arson, cannibalism and other pleasantries. The film has not been well received in some metal circles for the liberties it takes with the truth (some have called it metal's equivalent of Bohemian Rhapsody). 

Bernie, Tim and Jimi discuss whether the film works in its own right despite the liberties, who it was probably aimed at, and their own memories of the era. See Hear wants to thank Jimi for coming in to talk about a scene he has strong recollections of.

If you want to keep up with Malhavoc's music, then check out http://malhavoc.com/

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See Hear Podcast Episode 62 - Gimme Shelter


March 2019
Please allow us to introduce ourselves....we're a podcast...of wealth (of information and opinions) and taste....maybe.

Episode 62 of See Hear Podcast is ready for your earholes. Tim, Sticky (Fingers) and Maurice delve into the documentary about disaster that was The Rolling Stones' free concert at Altamont Speedway on December 6, 1969. The Stones were finishing up their first American tour in 3 years....hugely successful artistically coming after two of the greatest albums in their back catalogue, Beggars Banquet and Let It Bleed.

The tour infamously ended in tragedy when a San Franciscan chapter of the Hells Angels were hired by the Stones to provide security for the payment of $500 worth of beer. From 2019, this does not look to be world's best business practice....needless to say, things didn't go well. Members of the audience (and Marty Ballin of Jefferson Airplane) were beaten by the Angels, they had contempt for the band they were supposedly guarding, and by day's end, Meredith Hunter, a concert goer was pronounced dead after being stabbed by a member of the Angels.

David and Albert Mayles and Charlotte Zwerin were looking to make a bog standard documentary about the Stones' US tour of 1969....instead, their cameras captured events that many have said kicked the idealism of the 1960s to the curb.

We discuss the way the drama of the film is presented, other films featuring the Rolling Stones as subject matter, the image of the band as opposed to the reality, and whether they learned anything as a result. Who was complicit in Meredith's murder? Be aware some of the subject matter may be a little distressing.

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See Hear Podcast Episode 61 - Interview with Paul Elliott, director of “The Library Music Film”



February 2019
Chances are very strong that some library tunes are amongst your favourites….and you may not even be aware of it. Library music has been used in TV, film or advertisements, and is written and performed before there is even a requirement for it….a soundtrack looking for a movie.

Welcome to episode 61 of See Hear Podcast.

Shawn Lee, Sean Lamberth and Paul Elliott felt that the composers whose music rocked their world had been hidden in the shadows way too long, so together, they made a wonderful new documentary called The Library Music Film. It highlights the composers, musicians, fans and record labels that were part of the golden age of library music. In their world, Jerry Goldsmith and Lalo Schifrin give way to Keith Mansfield, John Cameron and Alan Hawkshaw. If those names don’t come to your mind, their music is more than likely lodged in it.

Bernard, Tim and I were ecstatic to have director Paul Elliott join us to talk about the making of his film, library musicians, the fans and crate diggers who have played a large part in preserving the music and giving credit to the people who’d worked anonymously for years. We had a great old time putting names to tunes that had appeared in sports, comedy, kids and crime shows as well as a ton of other things (hip hop DJs have been sampling much of this music for years).

A huge thanks to Paul for his time (and solving a 40 year old mystery for me).

The limited edition soundtrack pressing is sold out, but the film is available on DVD from https://thelibrarymusicfilm.bandcamp.com/merch/the-library-music-film-dvd-pal-2

To dip your toe in the water, we’d also recommend a record or CD called Unusual Sounds on Anthology Recordings.

Keep an eye on the film’s Facebook page to see if there will be a screening in your town – it’s definitely worth our time. (https://www.facebook.com/LibraryMusicFilm/)

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See Hear Podcast episode 60 - Interview with Skizz Cyzyk, director of “Icepick To The Moon”


January 2019
It’s January 2019, and See Hear starts its sixth year. With the world in strife, what better time than now to talk about a man and an arts movement that embraced the absurd.

Tim, Bernard and myself are joined by musician and film director Skizz Cyzyk to talk about his new film, Icepick To The Moon. It starts out being about obscure but beloved singer, Reverend Fred Lane. It ends up being a lot more. It spends time focusing on Dadaism, pataphysics, the Raudelunas arts collective, and how dressing up as a vegetable or an appliance in a parade is seemingly strange but dressing up as a bucket of KFC is mainstream!!! There’s also a focus on adventurousness in music – big band swing, country, demon music boxes, and a concerto for frogs.

Skizz spent a long time putting this fantastic film together. Fred Lane (aka Tim Reed) is a fascinating guy who kept company with other people who thought about the arts in ways mainstream media don’t give a moment’s thought to – their loss. We’re hugely grateful to Skizz for speaking to us about this wonderful film. A great documentary is one that you will keep thinking about as well as learning something new – the See Hear crew acknowledge Skizz has done both.

He’s touring the film around the US, but it should be available on DVD and streaming platforms later in 2019. We urge you to see Icepick To The Moon….more than once if you can. Also our thanks to Mike White at The Projection Booth for putting us in touch.

You can follow up on details of the film and any future screenings (and DVD release dates when available) at http://www.fredlanedoc.com. Also, search for Skizz as a regular contributor at The Projection Booth

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Wednesday, 6 May 2020

See Hear Podcast Episode 59 - Interview with Allan Arkush


December 2018


As See Hear closes off it's fifth year of existence, we present a corker of an episode for you (if we do say so). 

Back in May 2017, we had a fine old time discussing one of the greatest films about sticking the finger to authority, Rock And Roll High School. Now, we finally get the opportunity to speak to its director, Allan Arkush.

Allan has directed a wealth of films and TV shows....but we invited him on to talk about his favourite rock and roll films, as well as his time working at the Fillmore East, the bands he loves, his own rock music films and TV (R&RHS, Get Crazy, The Temptations, Shake Rattle & Rock, Fame), and Trailers From Hell. Unfortunately, Bernard was ill and couldn't join us (get better soon, Bernie), but Tim and myself held up the fort and were enthralled to listen to Allan's stories of his musical life and the films he is passionate about yep...we're unashamed fanboys). A HUGE thanks to Allan for being so generous with his time and the enthusiasm he gave.

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See Hear Podcast episode 58 - Interview with Jordan Albertsen, director of “Boom: A Film About The Sonics”



November 2018

When most people think of the sixties from a musical perspective, there’s a number of bands that keep popping up ubiquitously. There were thousands of bands that may have had a regional hit or two, but had little impact at any further level. Lenny Kaye’s Nuggets release in the early 70s made an attempt to anthologise a number of the garage bands, and there have been many more that have done fine work to bring some great, but forgotten music from this era to music fans’ attention.

Film director Jordan Albertsen has taken it one step further.

Welcome to episode 58 of See Hear Podcast.

Bernard and Maurice invited Jordan to discuss his 2018 documentary about a band that put frenzy into sixties rock and roll, The Sonics. They were originally out of Tacoma in Washington. They had regional hits with The Witch, Psycho and Strychnine, but were largely unknown outside of Washington. The documentary not only brings their history into focus, but also reveals why they had an unknown (to them) fanbase in Europe, the modern musicians who are huge fans (and adopted their style in their own work), and the reunion of the late noughts.

Jordan talks about the band, parental connections, grunge, the power of music, and the issues of an independent film-maker making a passion project. We are so grateful for his time and recommend you search out the film, currently at a film festival near you, or keep an eye out for its distribution to a streaming platform in 2019.

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See Hear Podcast Episode 57 - Interview with Benjamin Hedin about Two Trains Runnin’

October 2018

In 1964, President Lyndon Johnson had pushed for the passing of the Civil Rights act, making segregation in America illegal. The governor of Mississippi, the law and the KKK vowed to keep doing things their way, and continued to perpetrate violence on the local African-American population. They also made life extremely difficult for students from the northern states committed to the Summer Project which was devoted to getting African Americans in Mississippi to register to vote. The powers that be in Mississippi didn't like "outsiders" interfering in their business. Three students, James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner were all murdered by the local law representatives.

Quite separate from these tragic events, three young blues fans from the east coast and three from the west coast went searching in Mississippi for their blues heroes Son House and Skip James who had not been heard from for many years. They were naive about the events of the Civil Rights movement and their own danger. Their hopes were to learn from their heroes and coax them out of musical retirement. 

The stories are part of a 2016 documentary called Two Trains Runnin’. It’s directed by Sam Pollard and produced / written by Benjamin Hedin. Both men have a long history in film and book relating to the period covered in this documentary.  For episode 57 of See Hear Podcast, Bernard, Tim and Maurice were thrilled to have Benjamin come onto the show to discuss the film and the history behind it. These stories are parallel but converge. There are moments of terror trying to fathom man's inhumanity to man, and there are moments of celebration when the love of music brings people together. The film is rivetting viewing. Make this episode a priority – it’s an important one. We are hugely grateful for his time.

You can purchase or rent the film at https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/two-trains-runnin/id1412361651 (and we highly recommend that you do).

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