Episode 178
7 min
Episode 178 of Whatever Happened to Pizza at McDonald's?.
Talkhouse Podcast
Talkhouse Podcast
Revisited: Black Belt Eagle Scout with SASAMI (and Guest Host Vagabon)
On this week's episode of the Talkhouse Podcast, we share a deep-diving conversation about the idea of space for BIPOC folks in indie rock venues — a discussion with the explicit intent "to talk about brown voices, and to talk about how we can uplift them." Black Belt Eagle Scout — real name Katherine Paul — is a self-described “radical indigenous queer feminist” who grew up on the Swinomish Indian Reservation in Northwest Washington state. KP, as she's known, is Swinomish and Iñupiaq (a Native community in Alaska). Here, she speaks with Sasami Ashworth, aka SASAMI, a Korean-American singer/songwriter and musician based in Los Angeles. Sasami made her name playing synth in Cherry Glazerr before going solo in 2018. Our special guest-host is Vagabon, or Lætitia Tamko, a Cameroonian-born singer/songwriter/producer. This episode was inspired by the Twitter backlash after a conversation Black Belt Eagle Scout had with Ailsa Chang on the NPR show All Things Considered. With Chang, KP discussed feeling uncomfortable with so many white people at her shows, as her music is intended for BIPOC folks, and stated: "It's for people of color, for indigenous people, for queer people, and white men are so fragile when I say stuff like that. It's because of white privilege and they don't often get told that." KP was obviously not advocating for banning white men from her shows, but for there to be more room at each performance for her community. Still, of course, a number of fragile white men took to Twitter calling KP racist, and hating on the show for having her on. I saw Lætitia and Sasami tweeting support for KP, with Sasami doing full on UFC-style e-battle with some trolls! I reached out the next day to offer the platform of the Talkhouse Podcast for an extended convo on the topic, one without journalists or "fragile white men" involved. This talk was recorded back in March, just before Covid-19 slammed the States, and before the Black Lives Matter movement's incredible recent strides. Keep it locked to hear about issues of safety and space in DIY touring, the importance of land acknowledgments, and actionable things that bands and fans can do. Check it out, and subscribe now to stay in the loop on future episodes of the Talkhouse Podcast. —Elia Einhorn, Talkhouse Podcast host and producer     For this week’s episode, Sasami Ashworth was recorded by Eric Rennaker at bedrock.LA; Katherine Paul, Lætitia Tamko and I each recorded ourselves. Our producer extraordinaire is Mark Yoshizumi. The Talkhouse Podcast theme song was composed and performed by The Range. Please direct all podcast-related ideas, vitriol, and compliments to elia@thetalkhouse.com.
57 min
Sound Opinions
Sound Opinions
Sound Opinions
#784 Radiohead's Kid A & the Story of Sex Pistols' Manager Malcolm McLaren
Following up the guitar masterpiece of OK Computer, Radiohead threw the music world for a loop with Kid A. Twenty years after it's release hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with author Steven Hyden about how the album was made and its lasting impact. They also discuss the life and career of the Sex Pistols and New York Dolls manager Malcolm McLaren. Become a member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/soundopinions Make a donation via PayPal: https://bit.ly/36zIhZK Record a Voice Memo and email it to interact@soundopinions.org Featured Songs: Radiohead, "Idioteque," Kid A, Parlophone, 2000 Radiohead, "How To Disappear Completely," Kid A, Parlophone, 2000 Radiohead, "Subterranean Homesick Alien," OK Computer, Parlophone, 1997 Travis, "Writing To Reach You," The Man Who, Independiente, 1999 Autechre, "Rae," LP5, Warp, 1999 Radiohead, "Fake Plastic Trees," The Bends, Parlophone, 1995 Radiohead, "Everything In Its Right Place," Kid A, Parlophone, 2000 Radiohead, "Kid A (Live)," Unreleased, N/A, 2001 Radiohead, "Kid A," Kid A, Parlophone, 2000 Radiohead, "Treefingers," Kid A, Parlophone, 2000 Radiohead, "The National Anthem (Live)," Unreleased, N/A, 2001 Radiohead, "15 Step," In Rainbows, Parlophone, 2007 Radiohead, "The National Anthem," Kid A, Parlophone, 2000 Sex Pistols, "Anarchy In the U.K.," Never Mind the Bullocks, Here's the Sex Pistols, Virgin, 1977 Sex Pistols, "God Save the Queen," Never Mind the Bullocks, Here's the Sex Pistols, Virgin, 1977 Sex Pistols, "Pretty Vacant," Never Mind the Bullocks, Here's the Sex Pistols, Virgin, 1977 Bow Wow Wow, "I Want Candy," The Last of the Mohicans, RCA, 1982 Malcolm McLaren, "Buffalo Gals," Duck Rock, Virgin, 1983 Sault, "Hard Life," Untitled (Black Is), Forever Living Originals, 2020
51 min
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