Wednesday, October 01, 2008

#10 - Voting, the Value of Music and More Signs of Life

In this edition of the Casey Stratton Podcast I talk about the importance of registering to vote this week. I also answer a question about what film I would re-score if I could as well as discussing my feelings on the devaluation of music and what that means for me as a composer, both financially and in terms of informing my future decisions as a musician. I talk a little more about Signs of Life before performing Not the Garden. Music recommendation this time is Tori Amos' Live in Montreux CD and DVD.

These two concerts from Montreux in 1991 and 1992 catch Tori Amos right at the start of her solo career. The first, from July 1991, was filmed a few months before the release of her "Little Earthquakes" album and the second from July 1992 followed a few months after. There is a fascinating progression from one year to the next as she grows in confidence and skill as a live performer, buoyed by the critical and commercial success of the album. Naturally most of the songs are taken from "Little Earthquakes" but there are also rare songs from her various EPs released across the two years which didn't make it onto the album including her distinctive takes on Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love" and "Thank You" and Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit".

Listen to Podcast #10

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