Frankie is a videographer and composer who’s worked across the arts in theatre, comedy, and commercial work. He talks about sharing a love of Britpop with his parents, and how one of his song choices is inspired by a previous MTSB guest! Frankie discusses his paid work and his creative work, and how his creative routine supports his mental health. And we return to the conversation about the ‘problematic fave’ - can you separate the art from the artist? Frankie makes an excellent point about the many other artists who were involved in creating Michael Jackson’s work, for example.
Blair’s bit of trivia for this show is a surprise entry in Midge Ure’s rock CV. Listen along to Frankie’s songs at this Spotify playlist. Discussions begin:
Blur - End of a Century (04:49)
Jessie Ware - Wildest Moments (13:35)
The Proclaimers - Sunshine on Leith (19:18)
Midge Ure - If I Was (26:45)
Robyn - Dancing On My Own (33:30)
Bob Dylan - Idiot Wind (39:33)
Girls - Hellhole Ratrace (43:00)
Michael Jackson - Billie Jean (46:46)
Public Enemy - Fight The Power (51:36)
Marvin Gaye - What’s Going On (53:56)
Gustav Mahler - Symphony No. 2, “Resurrection” (57:43)
You can find Frankie:
On Twitter @francoislowe
and Instagram @frankielowevideo
- For emergency support over the phone, you can call The Samaritans free on 116 123.
- For men who want to talk to others in a private and safe space, visit Talk Club - founded by two Music To Survive By guests Ben Akers and Gavin Thorpe. Check out their episodes for more info about the initiative for male mental fitness.