Your Monkey is always on the lookout for the latest and greatest podcasts to fill his workday and take up all the possible memory space on his outdated computers. Just having one good podcast is not enough– he must have eight, ten, twenty, thirty-three. Heck, it never seems to end.
Bad for this Monkey’s ADHD and obsessive compulsive disorder. Good for you and your ears, because this means that you have someone to filter through the good, the bad and the ugly to find the true gems.
For instance, your Monkey can tell you that the M. Ward Live Performance podcast that was recently released by KEXP is a real winner. He can also tell you that the latest JeffMix podcast has an excellent Neko Case song at somewhere around the 30 minute mark. (It’s track number 8 of 20, to be specific).
But the big news for today is a couple new additions to your must-hear list.
First and foremost, your Monkey is falling all over himself for the Clockwork Cabaret. This is a steampunk-themed radio show hosted by the magnificent Davenport sisters that offers a blend of the unusual and unique.
The Cabaret playlist includes songs from artists as varied as Thomas Dolby, the Decemberists, Grinderman, renowned theramin player Clara Rockmore, and lots, lots more. A future post will explore this excellent show further, but for now let’s get the word out.
Second on the list is Spirited History, and podcast that explores haunted happenings at various historial sites in the United States. So far, your Monkey has heard podcasts about the spooky goings on at the Edgar Allen Poe Museum, and a report on possible ghost sightings on the battlefields of the Civil War.
How about some music for a change? Here is a song from Grinderman that was featured on Clockwork Cabaret.
This, by the way, is how we should all be rocking and rolling and making better films every day. Nick Cave is in his 50s and he may be a prickish interview, but he knows how to make interesting music and command a stage.
Now if you’ll excuse this Monkey, he’s off to grow a long beard, buy an ill fitting suit, and play some of that rock music the kids like.