Let's cut to the chase. I'm doing a podcast. It's called Tempo Tempo and you can find it here: http://taptempo.libsyn.com/. The whole thing came to be about 6 months ago when I was chatting with a friend in my local brewery and had in the back of my mind that my favorite conversations were always the ones had with other musicians, and usually over a beer. So Tap Tempo came to be, albeit a bit later. It's essentially an opportunity to pull back the curtain a bit and expose some of the things we think about, talk about, complain about, love, loathe, admire, etc... Moving forward, every Wednesday there will be a new episode of me sitting down with another contemporary, grabbing a pint, and discussing everything from music, to live, to hopefully not too much alcoholically induced mumbling.
For the debut episode I'm really fortunate to kick it off with a bang. Back in January Calyx and TeeBee were in town, and I had just decided I was going to pursue the podcast, so I asked them if they'd record one and they very graciously agreed. However, they pulled a bit of a switcheroo on me last minute and as opposed to coming over to my house where I had everything set up to record, to meet them at 12th Planet's place. Oh, and Photek was there as well. So I freaked at the opportunity, texted Mat to see if he wanted to join, threw an Avid Quartet and 3 SM58's into a duffel bag with my laptop and headed down. There's a fun little picture of the event below. It's a really tech heavy chat with lots of production discussion, a fair amount of banter, and I actually learned a few things from it that I've been using in my own music since then. Pretty great! I also need to extend a huge thank you to all the guys for joining me and being so generous with their knowledge as well as their time. Much appreciated.
Next week Heather Bright, aka Bright Lights, is on the show. She's simply amazing, one of the most talented people I've ever had the pleasure of knowing, and has a really engaging story of how she got to be where she is now.
So please give it a listen if this interests you at all, and even better subscribe on itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/tap-tempo-with-matt-lange/id1258104375?mt=2
Hope you enjoy this as much as I have,
What I'm listening to: Ben Howard - The Burgh Island EP
What I'm reading: David Duchovny - Holy Cow