Wednesday, February 25, 2009

#20 - Coaches, Incompetence and Idols

In this edition of the Casey Stratton Podcast I talk more about the post-SATE time including Sony trying to mandate my setlists and making me work with a performance coach. I also tell more stories of general executive incompetence. I then talk a little about the Re-recorded B-Sides recently released and perform Final Sound, complete with the story of Carnie Wilson making me write it! Music recommendation is Rosi Golan's The Drifter and the Gypsy. has something for everyone, faster, slow, up-beat, mellow. Rosi Golan's voice speaks for itself, beautiful yet haunting. But the songwriting is what 'shines' for me, simple yet heartfelt lyrics coupled with catchy melodies and engaging arrangement. "Think of Me" and "Yesteryear" are stand-out tracks. The duet with William Fitzsimmons is very special. - Amazon

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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

#19 - Vocals, Casinos and Idiot Record Execs

In this episode of the Casey Stratton Podcast I answer a question about the most vocals I have ever recorded for one song (including playing a mix of those vocals by themselves!). I then talk about the release week of Standing at the Edge and all it entailed. The live performance this time was You Came...Walking from The Giver and the Grave Digger. Music recommendation is the soundtrack for Slumdog Millionaire.

The propulsive score, by Bollywood soundtrack auteur A. R. Rahman, is hip-hop fusion of a very up-to-date kind.-
Kurt Loder,

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