The Curator Podcast: Episode 1
The best advice anyone has ever given me is to “just begin”. I’ve been ruminating over starting a podcast for the best part of a year, so here we are with The Curator Podcast. It’s hard to get over the general dislike of my own voice, I hope you guys don’t share a similar opinion. Otherwise there might be some… trouble.
I thought that for the first episode I’d interview someone I know and basically someone who isn’t short of an opinion or two. It worked out pretty well, and the result was a pretty interesting and engaging chat with a really nice guy.
Now that I’ve done a few interviews for this podcast, it seems to me that a lot of musicians are opinionated. It’s definitely not a bad thing, and I’m also a musician myself so perhaps it’s part of our DNA?
Also, doing interviews in tour vans is probably gonna be the norm for this podcast.
Conor’s band, Dialects, recently released their debut EP ‘LTKLTL’ which you can download right here. It’s a positively symphonic collection of instrumental post rock goodness and if you ever get the chance to catch them live then you shouldn’t pass it up.
In the course of our chat we covered:
- Why it would be daunting to interview Paddy Considine
- How Mogwai and Fall of Troy played a huge part in shaping Conor’s musical approach
- Tour van vibes
- How acting experience is essentially useless for curing stage fright when playing music
- Celebrity name and food name combinations
And a whole host of other things. So check it out by hitting play up above, or by finding going to the iTunes link.
Intro: Voodoo Puppets – Electric Chair Blues (used under CC licence, you can check it out here)
Dialects – Restless Earth
Dialects – Good Luck Felix
Dialects – Spectacular Supernovae (recorded live in Nice n Sleazy)
Photo by Andy Mills.
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