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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: John Prine

6/20/2018
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John Prine describes what Bob Dylan's "The Lonesome Tale of Hattie Carroll," taught him about songwriting and empathy, and explains why he had to sequester himself in a hotel to write for the new record, "The Tree of Forgiveness."

Duration:00:29:26

This Song: Miles Francis

6/13/2018
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Miles Francis describes how two very different songs, Prince's "Let's Pretend We're Married" and The Beach Boys "Don't Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder)," showed him how music can convey a range of feelings, and helped serve as a template for his own work.

Duration:00:19:42

This Song: John Cusack

6/8/2018
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John Cusack how listening to The Clash's "Armagideon Time" as a teenager opened him up both politically and musically and how he knew which songs to put in the movie "High Fidelity."

Duration:00:12:00

This Song: Brownout

6/6/2018
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Greg Gonzalez, bass player for Austin's premiere Latin funk outfit Brownout describes how Anthrax's version of "Bring the Noise" introduced him to Public Enemy, which in turn introduced him to the music of James Brown and ignited a lifelong love affair with funk music.

Duration:00:21:40

This Song: Marmalakes

5/30/2018
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Chase Weinach, of the band Austin band Marmalakes, describes how hearing Rilo Kiley's "A Better Son/Daughter" when he was going through a tough time in his mid-twenties helped him realize he was not alone.

Duration:00:21:10

This Song: Clara-Nova

5/23/2018
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Sydney Wayser, aka Clara Nova, talks about the impact Rufus Wainwright's song "Oh What A World" had on her own music and how her feeling of connection with artists, both visual and musical, continues to inspire her creative process.

Duration:00:24:20

This Song: Tanya Donelly of Belly

5/16/2018
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Tanya Donelly, front woman for the band Belly describes how listening to the Beatles "All You Need is Love as a teenager was an "epiphanal moment" for her that would influence her entire future musical career.

Duration:00:24:47

This Song: Shakey Graves

5/9/2018
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On this episode, Austin's Shakey Graves talks about his childhood love of the "Overture" from Phantom of the Opera and how it helped him explore his own theatricality on his latest album, Can't Wake Up.

Duration:00:16:43

This Song: Lincoln Durham

5/2/2018
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Austin artist and self described Southern-Gothic Psycho-Blues Revival-Punk One-Man-Band Lincoln Durham describes how the music of Nick Cave allowed him to embrace his own darkness and make the music he needed to make.

Duration:00:12:41

This Song: Ibeyi

4/25/2018
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Lisa-Kaindé Diaz of Ibeyi explains how Nina Simone's version of "I Put a Spell on You" helped her understand what singing was really about and how music helped heal the relationship with her sister Naomi. Oh yeah, and what it was like to be a part of Beyonce's Lemonade!

Duration:00:22:14

This Song: Bully

4/18/2018
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Alicia Bognanno, lead singer, songwriter and guitar player for the Nashville based band Bully explains how the imperfect beauty of the Breeder's "Pod" showed her that she could make music the way she wanted to make it.

Duration:00:18:21

This Song: Kelley Deal

4/11/2018
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The Breeders guitar player and singer Kelley Deal describes how watching Jimmy Page play guitar in Led Zeppelin's concert film The Song Remains the Same exploded her mind and gave her a template for the kind of sonically adventurous musician she would later become.

Duration:00:13:12

This Song: Mobley (rerun)

4/4/2018
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Austin songwriter, producer and one and band Mobley has a new project coming out on April 27th called Fresh Lies Vol. 1. In it he explores his relationship, as a black man, with the United States through the metaphor of a romantic relationship. This is the first volume in a career spanning song cycle. Listen […]

Duration:00:16:51

This Song: Dessa

3/28/2018
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Rapper and writer Dessa’s latest record Chime finds her exploring everything from feminism to death to her complex feelings about free will. Listen as she describes all the reasons why hearing Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car” as a twelve hear old exploded her preconceived notions about race and gender and gave voice to her feelings of restlessness. And you don’t […]

Duration:00:25:19

This Song: Beth Ditto

3/21/2018
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Beth Ditto, former lead singer of the band Gossip, explains how Nina Simone's "Mississippi Goddamn" helped her grapple with her complex feelings about her home state of Arkansas after she had left for Olympia Washington.

Duration:00:22:16

This Song: St. Vincent

3/8/2018
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St. Vincent’s fifth album, MASSEDUCTION, is her most emotionally and musically direct record to date. Listen as she explores her love of the music of early Disney movies, describes the impact they had on her as a budding musician and explains why she wasn’t afraid to “go straight for the heart and the jugular” on her new record. Subscribe via the […]

Duration:00:19:00

This Song: Luke Lalonde of Born Ruffians

2/28/2018
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Born Ruffians' Luke Lalonde explores why he loves John Prine's "Far From Me" and describes the deep impact his father has had on his musical journey.

Duration:00:19:48

This Song: Mélat

2/21/2018
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Austin based R&B artist Mélat just released her latest record Move Me II: The Present. Listen as she explains how two very different songs –Ella Fitzgerald’s version of “Misty” and Mariah Carey’s version of “Always Be My Baby” — helped her understand the deep connection between music and emotion. Subscribe via the Podcasts App, iTunes or Stitcher to get the […]

Duration:00:23:35

This Song: Sondre Lerche

2/14/2018
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Norwegian singer and songwriter Sondre Lerche explores why listening to Fiona Apple’s “I Know” as a teenager brought him to tears and explains how the that song has influenced his work throughout his career. Lerche is releasing his latest record, Solo Pleasure, on Valentines Day! The record is an acoustic reworking of his 2017 synth pop gym Pleasure. Listen to the new […]

Duration:00:21:26

Portugal. The Man

1/31/2018
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John Gourley and Eric Howk from the band Portugal the Man explain how "I'm Only Sleeping" by the Beatles and the Woodstock documentary and soundtrack changed the way they saw music and inspired the making of their latest record Woodstock.

Duration:00:17:09