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March 27, 2020

catharsis


friends,

 

this week meets us @ episode 700.

 

things remain uncertain,

and i hope things are well where you are.

 

somehow,

amidst it all,

it feels important

to keep working things out

in songs.

 

maybe you know what i mean?

 

if so,

i hope you'll join me.


tonight's songs:

- all dreams collapse (demo, 2020)

- box of rags (demo, 2020)

- there's another world (splitting, 2015)

 

love,

russell

March 20, 2020

distance


friends,

 

episode 699 is a small podcast, just between us.

 

with things fraying at the edges,

songs feel even more urgent.

 

i wonder if you agree?

 

with that in mind, tonight is about a new one.

i spent a few hours writing + recording it this morning.

it feels right, somehow.

 

this, along with our global pandemic,

has me preoccupied.

 

as mentioned,

this is - albert camus

his novel - the plague

a few minutes on - the camus canon


tonight's songs:

- alameda (2020 rough demo)

- alameda (2020 demo 2.0)

- point & wave (pick yr battles, 2010)

 

be safe,

and please

be kind.

 

love,

russell

March 13, 2020

reckless


friends,

 

episode 698 finds me with new songs,

+ looking for what comes next.

 

if you missed anything over the past few months,

links are below:

 

my favorite movies:

part 1 - episode 696

part 2 - episode 697

 

the "sun damage" series:

part 1 - episode 689

part 2 - episode 690

part 3 - episode 691

part 4 - episode 692

part 5 - episode 693

part 6 - episode 694

part 7 - episode 695


tonight's songs:

- i still love you (2020 demo)

- reckless (2020 demo)

- the most (2010 demo)

 

love,

russell

March 06, 2020

my 2019 top ten - part two


friends,

 

episode 697 is about my top ten favorite movies from 2019.

 

sincere thanks to nick guerrero, kris hauch, and the band norway house,

for sharing their music.

 

links below!

 

honorable mention:

- booksmart, by olivia wilde

- a beautiful day in the neighborhood, bymarielle heller

 

my top ten list:

- 10 - ash is purest white, by jia zhanke

- 09 - leaving neverland, by dan reed

- 08 - mary magdalene, by garth davis

- 07 - the farewell, by lulu wang

- 06 - pain and glory, by pedro almodovar

- 05 - an elephant sitting still, by hu bo

- 04 - transit, by christian petzold

- 03 - the last black man in san francisco, by joe talbot

- 02 - waves, by trey edward shults

- 01 - a long days journey into night, by bi gan

 

the songs:

- to you (nick guerrero)

- follow you (norway house)

- everything you ever wanted (nick guerrero)

- call me (norway house)

- out of tune (nick guerrero)

 

there's lots more norway house music @ bandcamp.

 

i'm happy you're here,

+ hope you'll stick with me.

 

love,

russell

February 28, 2020

2019 movies - part one


friends,

 

as promised, this week's podcast is the first (of two) episodes focused around some of my favorite movies from 2019.

 

it's episode 696.

 

i hope you'll join me + discover the links below!

 

movies i didn't see (yet), but will:

- marriage story, by noah baumbach

- portrait of a lady on fire, by celine sciamma

- a hidden life, by terrence malick

 

the 2019 academy award winner - parasite (bong joon-ho, 2019)

the (in my opinion) much better - burning (lee chang-dong, 2018)

 

my (almost) favorites:

- ophelia, by claire mccarthy

- the man who killed don quixote, by terry gilliam

- the souvenir, by joanna hogg

- non-fiction, by olivier assayas

- apollo 11, by todd douglas miller

- chasing the moon, by robert stone

- blinded by the light, by gurinder chadha


the songs:

- a moment stuck in time (norway house)

- play the hits (norway house)

- she was a girl (norway house)

- frozen ships (norway house)

 

you can discover more norway house music @ bandcamp

 

love,

russell

 

p.s. - in case you missed it, the past seven weeks are still here:

 

the "sun damage" series

part 1 - episode 689

part 2 - episode 690

part 3 - episode 691

part 4 - episode 692

part 5 - episode 693

part 6 - episode 694

part 7 - episode 695

 

p.p.s. - the album is @ simplemuzik.com