Wednesday, January 21, 2009

#18 - Presidents, Espionage and Videotape

In this edition of the Casey Stratton Podcast I discuss the inauguration of President Barack Obama as well as touching on the issue of the value of music (again!). I then switch gears to discuss the events leading up to the release of Standing at the Edge including making 2 videos and the radio mix of For Reasons Unexplained. The live performance this time is Skyline from Nearing the Edge: A B-side Collection.

In an electric wonderland of dense percussion tracks (played by Kenny Aronoff) and tricky guitar attacks (handled by producer Jay Joyce), Griffin reveals herself as a muscular rock & roll singer as well as an emotionally vulnerable balladeer.

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Wednesday, January 07, 2009

#17 - Products, Hair Dye and the Beginning of the End

In this episode of the Casey Stratton Podcast I go off the deep end for a minute. I should have had a two drink minimum apparently. I answer 2 questions and go on to talk about April to October 2003 and the preparations for the oft-delayed release of Standing at the Edge. I couldn't think of a song I felt like singing so I made one up on the spot instead! Music rec is Greg Laswell's Three Flights From Alto Nido.

With his elegantly expressive piano technique and feathery acoustic guitar work, Greg has drawn comparisons to such reputable songsmiths as Jeff Buckley, Coldplay, Ron Sexsmith and Radiohead. His intense lyrics and sweeping melodies amplify to create an eloquent sound that matches his hypnotic and haunting tenor.

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