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.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.Send us feedback via email at email@example.comCheck out the Instagram page at https://www.instagram.com/seehearpodcast/?hl=enJoin the Facebook group at http://facebook.com/groups/seehearpodcastProudly part of the Pantheon Network of music podcasts. Check out all the other wonderful shows at http://pantheonpodcasts.com
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.Send us feedback via email at firstname.lastname@example.orgCheck out the Instagram page at https://www.instagram.com/seehearpodcast/?hl=enJoin the Facebook group at http://facebook.com/groups/seehearpodcastProudly part of the Pantheon Network of music podcasts.
Hey See Hear kats and kittens,If you've been following the 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.
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, but hopefully the discussion is groooooooooooovy enough. Dig It!!!
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