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Elizabeth McQueen dives into what makes 'This Song' worth talking about.

Elizabeth McQueen dives into what makes 'This Song' worth talking about.
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Elizabeth McQueen dives into what makes 'This Song' worth talking about.

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English


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This Song: Ezra Koenig from Vampire Weekend

8/29/2019
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Ezra Koenig, lead singer and songwriter for the band Vampire Weekend, explains why he recently became obsessed with "I Don't Think Much About Her No More" by country singer and songwriter Mickey Newbury and explores what it was like to apply country music's direct approach to songwriting to some of the the songs on Father of the Bride.

Duration:00:21:53

This Song: Krissy Teegerstrom on “Mojo Pin” by Jeff Buckley

6/26/2019
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On the last episode of This Song until the fall, Krissy Teegerstrom, a self-made artist, creative consultant, podcaster, and designer at Featherweight Studio talks about how listening to "Mojo Pin" by Jeff Buckley transported her to a place beyond the real and showed her how to follow her creative intuition.

Duration:00:24:37

Black Pumas’ Eric Burton on “(Sittin’ On)The Dock of the Bay” by Otis Redding

6/18/2019
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On this episode of This Song, Elizabeth McQueen sits down with Eric Burton, the lead singer of Black Pumas to talk about what he learned about honesty an connection from Otis Redding's "Sitting on the Dock of the Bay" and how went from busking on the Santa Monica Pier to fronting the Black Pumas in Austin Texas.

Duration:00:23:43

This Song: Tiarra Girls on “Just a Girl” by No Doubt

6/12/2019
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Austin based sisters Tori, Tiffany and Sofia Baltierra have been playing as the Tiarra Girls since they were in elementary and middle school. Listen as they describe how seeing the video for No Doubt's "Just a Girl" influenced them all stylistically and helped them find their voices as young women in music.

Duration:00:20:25

This Song: Rhett Miller (rerun)

6/5/2019
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Musician, writer, and frontman for Old 97’s Rhett Miller launched his own podcast “Wheel’s Off With Rhett Miller” earlier this year. In it, he talks to artists about what it’s really like to live a creative life. In this 2017 episode, he describes how hearing the Jewish Lesbian Folk singer Phranc perform ‘The Lonesome Death […]

Duration:00:17:40

This Song: Strand of Oaks on “Lazarus” by David Bowie

6/5/2019
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Timothy Showalter, who leads the folk-rock band Strand of Oaks describes how hearing David Bowie's "Lazarus" at the end of the recording process helped him see how powerful documenting dark times could be.

Duration:00:26:31

This Song: The Bishops on “Soundtrack to My Life” by Kid Cudi

5/29/2019
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Our May Artist of the Month- The Bishops explain that hearing "Soundtrack to My Life" by Kid Cudi for the first time as middle schoolers changed what they thought hip-hop music could be.

Duration:00:19:21

This Song: Thea Wood on “Bad Reputation” by Joan Jett

5/22/2019
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Writer and entrepreneur Thea Wood describes how hearing Joan Jett's "Bad Reputation" while watching the documentary of the same name reignited her passion for music and inspired her to create the "Backstage Chats With Women in Music" podcast as well as the the Backstage Chats Foundation.

Duration:00:18:51

This Song: The Teeta on “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen

5/8/2019
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Austin rapper The Teeta breaks down all the reasons he loves "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen and how it influenced the direction he took on "Rain" from his latest record Teeta World.

Duration:00:16:11

This Song: Pocket Sounds

5/1/2019
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Austin's Pocket Sounds is the solo project of singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and arranger Mike St Clair. Listen as he describes how hearing Dionne Warwick's version of the Burt Bacharach/Hal David classic "Do You Know the Way to San Jose" at a kiddie pool party inspired him to meld the classical, jazz, pop and rock parts of himself, and influenced his new song "Radio Song."

Duration:00:11:04

This Song: Citizen Cope

4/26/2019
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Citizen Cope details how his emotional connections to legends such as Randy Newman and Trouble Funk aided his understanding of the powerful energy that music can have. Cope then goes on to discusses how his experiences of the last seven years led him to the songs on his latest record "Heroin and Helicopters."

Duration:00:15:22

This Song: GRiZ on Disney’s “Fantasia”

4/24/2019
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Producer and multi-instrumentalist GRiZ explains how seeing Disney's "Fanstasia"as a child helped him understand music's ability to take the listener on an emotional journey and piqued his interest in making music on the computer. The listen as he explains why he wanted to explore his own complex emotional journey on his latest record "Ride Waves."

Duration:00:19:21

This Song: Ian Graham from The Well on “Ocean Size” by Jane’s Addiction

4/17/2019
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Ian Graham, guitarist, songwriter and singer for the Austin psych metal band The Well, describes how hearing "Ocean Size" by Jane's Addiction when he was a kid showed him how powerfully music could convey a feeling by transporting him "to somebody else's movie."

Duration:00:18:40

This Song: Cautious Clay On “B.O.B” by Outkast

4/10/2019
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Cautious Clay explains how the video for Outkast's "B.O.B" blew his mind as a 7 year old and tells us how that experience continues to have a profound impact on his own work, especially on his new project "Table of Context."

Duration:00:14:29

This Song: Patty Griffin on “Secret World” by Peter Gabriel

4/3/2019
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Patty Griffin latest record "Patty Griffin" is a gorgeous acoustic exercise in vulnerability. Listen as she explores all the ways that Peter Gabriel's "Secret World" impacted her life and her music.

Duration:00:27:56

This Song: Jenny Lewis on “Govinda Jai Jai” by Alice Coltrane

3/29/2019
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Jenny Lewis' describes the effect that hearing "Govinda Jai Jai" by Alice Coltrane while on a road trip across California with Jim James and Gary Burden had on her spirit and on her approach to her new record "On the Line."

Duration:00:21:22

This Song: Warren Hood on “High Hill” by Uncle Walt’s Band

3/27/2019
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Warren Hood describes how hearing the song "High Hill" gave him a deep appreciation for the music of Uncle Walt's band while helping him process his grief around the loss of his father.

Duration:00:18:56

This Song: Amanda Palmer on Nick Cave’s “Magneto”

3/20/2019
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Amanda Palmer explores how seeing Nick Cave's performance of "Magneto" in the documentary "On More Time With Feeling" showed her how powerful inviting an audience into deeply personal experiences could be. "The ability too walk into the dark and carefully take people with you is why we do our jobs."

Duration:00:51:02

This Song: Moving Panoramas Return

3/6/2019
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Cara Tillman, vocalist and instrumentalist from Moving Panoramas, describes the joy that Elton John's "Burn Down the Mission" brings her, followed by guitarist Rosie Castoe exploring her life long love of Peter Gabriel's "Steam." And lead singer and songwriter Leslie Sisson explains why "Some Song" by Elliot Smith made her feel less alone.

Duration:00:27:45

This Song: Jungle

2/27/2019
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On this episode, Josh Lloyd-Watson and Tom McFarland of British electronic pop outfit Jungle, tell us about the Jai Paul's "Jasmine," and how it helped their band get comfortable with sonic experimentation.

Duration:00:16:05