David Lewis Gedge is an English musician and songwriter.
Some people get all the breaks. How many of us have friends who can just fly by the seat of their pants, take risks and still come out at the top of their career game? If you’ve ever wondered how they do it, we’ve got an inside scoop today from indie-rock legend David Gedge! Gedge is one of Rico’s personal musical heroes, but more germaine to our purposes here, he’s is an inspiring example of pulling off a long-term career, on your own terms. And yes, it’s still a lot of hard work.We also have some news, dear listeners, and it’s well...not so fun. A few episodes from now, sad to say, we will be bidding you adieu. After two years and just over a hundred episodes, Safe For Work has reached its end. Our final episode will air March 30th.  You’ll still be able to hear Liz co-hosting her long-standing Wondery show Satellite Sisters. And in addition to hearing Rico as a fill-in host on L.A.’s own KCRW, he’s writing and producing a music miniseries for Wondery that will air later this year.Meanwhile we’re still taking your calls this episode. First up is listener Jess whose boss says she “advocates too much for her staff.” We’ll also play some Ling Bingo, by parsing the phrase, “I’m a little confused,” A.K.A. “You’re an idiot.”Finally, Liz and Rico chat with listener Nikki who’s trying to decide if she should stay at her stressful job or leave for a new gig, even though she may be addicted to the adrenaline of her current situation.As always, if you've got a burning workplace question and need some advice, don't hesitate to send us an email (that email, unsurprisingly, is also Safe@Wondery.com). You can also find us on Twitter, we’re @SafeFor Work. Don't forget to follow our sage hosts on Twitter, too; they're @SSLiz and @RicoGagliano. And if you want to check out Liz’s other show, Satellite Sisters, you can find it on Apple Podcasts or Art19.THE SONG “I’M FROM FURTHER NORTH THAN YOU” IS WRITTEN AND PUBLISHED BY DAVID GEDGE & SIMON CLEAVE. THE PUBLISHING OF GEDGE AND CLEAVE IS ADMINISTERED BY SENTRIC MUSIC OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED KINGDOM AND EIRE, EXCEPT FOR IN CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, WHERE IT IS ADMINISTERED BY SUPERIOR MUSIC.THE SONG “RACHEL” IS WRITTEN AND PUBLISHED BY DAVID GEDGE / PATRICK ALEXANDER / CHARLES LAYTON / SAMUEL BEER-PEARCE. THE PUBLISHING OF GEDGE, ALEXANDER, LAYTON AND  BEER-PEARCE IS ADMINISTERED BY SENTRIC MUSIC OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED KINGDOM AND EIRE, EXCEPT FOR IN CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, WHERE IT IS ADMINISTERED BY SUPERIOR MUSIC.From our sponsors: Right now, Sakara is offering our listeners 20% off their first order when they go to Sakara.com/safe.
The Thin Air podcast returns with a distinguished elder statesman of indie rock - David Gedge of The Wedding Present. John Peel favourites and jangle-pop pioneers The Wedding Present emerged from Leeds in the late 1980s with their scrappy and lyrical debut album 'George Best'. A unique blend of bitter melodrama and everyday mundanity, it's an urgent record that revels in the melancholy of small town life. From their C86 roots the band went to be bona fide indie-popstars, charting no less than 12 singles in the UK top 40 in 1992, and becoming a regular anomaly in the shiny world of Top Of The Pops. To date Gedge has released nine albums under the Wedding Present name, with most recent LP 'Going, Going...' sounding as vital and clever as their earliest material. For the Thin Air podcast, David Gedge spoke to Danny Carroll in the midst of a 'George Best' 30th anniversary tour. Looking back on the debut album, he speaks about the personal nature of the songs, the development of the band's sound and the connection between his past and present.
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Creator Details

Birthdate
Apr 23rd, 1960
Location
Brighton, England, United Kingdom
Episode Count
3
Podcast Count
3
Total Airtime
2 hours, 22 minutes
PCID
Podchaser Creator ID logo 767100