Saturday, April 26, 2014

Episode 5: Nicholas Tana (Hell's Kitty) - A Radio Confab Experience

Episode 5 brings a change in scenery to The Bare Knuckle Podcast. Namely, it's our first interview, or Radio Confab, episode. Special guest Nicholas Tana takes to the mic with your host Pete Mesling to discuss his role(s) as writer, director, star, and songwriter for the comedy-horror web series, Hell's Kitty.

You'll hear music from the series, including the theme song, "My Pussy's Possessed," and as an added attraction, you'll also hear a brand-new track that has yet to be used. There are other surprises of a musical nature (including the No Religion Remix of Coroner's "Grin," which is used to intro the festivities) and many laughs to be had as your host and his guest engage in their endearing badinage.

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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Episode 3: Johnny Cash, Nellie McKay, Alan Price, et al. - A Radio Songsmith Experience

Greetings, and welcome back! We've put together a slightly extended set for you with this week's episode (also available from iTunes, by the way). Your host, Pete Mesling, couldn't bring himself to make any cuts to the decided-on program, and as usual, his good judgment is your win. The Bare Knuckle podcast breaks with the Radio Acoustic theme of the first two episodes to bring you a Radio Songsmith experience, and it's all about the art of the cover song.

So settle in to your favorite rocker and crochet yourself a shawl while Uncle Pete steers you through an obstacle course of top-flight covers. You'll hear the work of The Who, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Doris Day, Leonard Cohen, The Beatles, Aerosmith, Kurt Weill, The Lovin' Spoonful, Martha and the Vandellas, and Van Halen transformed by such gifted artists as Michael Hedges, Alan Price, Mary Lou Lord, Georgie Fame, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Tom Jones, Nellie McKay, David Lee Roth, Leo Kottke, and Van Halen (yes, they make both lists). And once again Pete has pulled a couple of his own recordings out of the vaults for your listening pleasure and critical attention.

Friends, you can be forgiven for missing the first two episodes—maybe—but mark my words, you don't want to let this one pass you by.