RadioMike Interviews: Caravan of Thieves

This was the last interview I conducted before the website hiatus.  It is a fairly typical RadioMike interview with an exploration of influences current projects, and musical memories.  Please enjoy and if you have any suggestions for musical interviews, please send them our way.  I look forward to sharing new interviews with you soon, perhaps with a newer variety of questions that you can submit in addition to newer questions that I am researching.

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RadioMike 009

While this is the second of two shows that dates from a 2011 production date, neither was posted for anyone to play.  I didn’t want to waste them since there is a lot of good music here that was submitted to the show way back then by old friends and new friends.  So without further ado until I can create new shows for you all, enjoy these.  And, thanks for your patience and apologies for all of those test podcast posts.  All the kinks should be worked out regarding the podcasts.  If you would like to submit your music or want to suggest an artist that we should know about, please get in touch.

Here’s what we’ve got this time.

  1. Concert Silence, Track 1 from 09.22.07
  2. The Prophets,  Wrong House from B...
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RadioMike 008

While this is one of two shows that dates from a 2011 production date, neither was posted for anyone to play.  I didn’t want to waste them since there is a lot of good music here that was submitted to the show way back then by old friends and new friends.  So without further ado until I can create new shows for you all, enjoy these.  And, thanks for your patience and apologies for all of those test podcast posts.  All the kinks should be worked out regarding the podcasts.  If you would like to submit your music or want to suggest an artist that we should know about, please get in touch.

You’ll hear:

  1. Diane Cluck, Love Me If Ye Do from Countless Times
  2. Kirsten DeHaan, The Night Shift from Thorns On A C...
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Nèro Scartch’s Piece of My Life

Nèro Scartch
Piece of My Life
Deska Records, Indies Scope Distribution, 2015

Here we venture into musical territory that I need to explore more with a project influenced by Nine Inch Nails and Prodigy, so this review will be a challenge, but I like challenges and never run from them, though they may slow me down once in a while like this one does. This one’s a puzzle though because of my lack of exposure to more from this genre.

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Mydy Rabycad’s Glamtronic

Mydy Rabycad
Glamtronic
Indies Scope Distribution, 2015

Frankly, as much as I am not dancing tango or anything else at the moment which is overdue, way overdue, even I will admit that dancing is good for your health and your soul, and in the case of Mydy Rabycad’s Glamtronic, dancing is contagious, even in a chair, if not mandatory, and at that, it should be.  And even chair dancing may be impossible after a while as you are compelled to rise and move uncontrollably.

The combination is quite incredible and listenable, on repeat, which this album received several months back.  And still, happily, this album is difficult to get out of my fertile imagination where dancers are flying and dancing with each other to infinite heights around me...

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The Cocker Spaniels Live At Noni’s Bar And Deli in Atlanta

The Cocker Spaniels
Live at Noni’s Bar and Deli
13 November 2010

Sean Padilla, AKA The Cocker Spaniels, is a musical powerhouse, causing comparisons to Raymond Scott who finally eschewed band members when they couldn’t satisfy Scott’s heightened sense of spontaneity and musical perfectionism.  Padilla declares on his web site that he will take on a live band when he finds one worthy of his expectations.  Once that happens, the dynamic of his live performances will certainly change.  But a band won’t change the endless supply of energy that he brings.  In some ways, the size of the audience doesn’t matter because Padilla gives everything to each performance, to every composition.  Sean Padilla is an optimist.

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