Music 101 for Saturday 20 November 2010
Saturday 20 November
We speak to Elektra Records founder Jac Holzman, who launched the careers of MC5, The Stooges and the Doors amongst others.
And Bad Religion celebrate 30 years of making politically pointy pop punk.
Record crate archaeologist DJ Kon talks about the links between hip-hop and country (and everything in between). Hear a mix from him here
New York rapper Jean Grae shares her love of words, imagination, and following your bliss.
And Hopey One, a female beatboxer in a male dominated field, gives us a demo and talks about touring with Dudley Benson. Listen here
Musical Chairs features John Metcalfe, a New Zealander with an impressive career as a musician, composer and arranger in the United Kingdom. John Metcalfe has worked with the likes of Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders, Simple Minds, The Durutti Column, Tuxedomoon, Blur, Morrissey, George Michael and even Tom Jones.
In the 1980s he helped to launch the ground-breaking Factory Classics record label alongside Factory boss Tony Wilson. Most recently he's arranged the string sections on Peter Gabriel's 'Scratch My Back' project, as well as working on his own music - both solo and with a quartet.
For our New Zealand music profile series Musical Chairs reporter Sam Coley visits John Metcalfe at his home in Oxford in the United Kingdom.Listen here
And New Pornographers' Carl Newman on how to wrangle a pop super group.