October 8, 2011
Andy leaves Steve to record the intro alone. He does bad things and threatens to play Genesis. Then everything works out fine when he reveals the hilarious joke…..
….That’s because it’s a special mix version of the podcast. Hope you enjoy and at least you don’t have to listen to us!
1. Boat-Woman-Song – Holger Czukay
2. Slowdance (Bear In Heaven Remix) – Matthew Dear
3. Free Flight (Instrumental) – Acos Coolkas
4. After Laughter Comes Tears (Nicolas Jaar remix) – Wendy Rene
5. Sleeping Bear Lament (Take Remix) – Architeq
6. Gin Nation – Tiger & Woods
7. Ooh, I Love It (Love Break) – The Salsoul Orchestra
8. Baby Can’t Stop (Idjut Boys remix) – Lindstrøm & Christabelle
9. It Was Never Meant To Be (Games Remix) – Games
10. Take ‘Em Up (Tuff Enuff Michael Mayer Remix) – Shit Robot
11. Surfer’s Hymn (Actress Primitive Pattern Remix) – Panda Bear
See you next time
Andy & Steve
August 30, 2011
Free School bring you episode 5 of their star-studded podcast. This week we allow successful local man Sam Redmore to get drunk and knock over Steve’s stuff whilst he explains himself. Warehouse fires, House-thumpers and sweet sweet soul all get a look-in. Tracks this episode:
1. Magnus International – Kosmetisk
2. Finn Peters – Purple
3. Seams – Focus Energy
4. Ashford & Simpson – Bourgi Bourgi
5. John Maus – Street Light
Here’s the iTunes link: http://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/free-schools-podcast/id433240500
Here’s Sam’s latest edit. We freakin love it…
Free School x
August 2, 2011
We’re back! Free School are here with episode 4 of their award-winning podcast.
Despite demanding to be called Sexy Becksy, it was a pleasure to have Matt Beck on Episode 4 of the Free School podcast last night. He’s the dynamo behind This Is Tmrw and Soul Food Project both of which we ENDORSE (free of charge). Among other topics, the Bergheim in Berlin gets a look-in, we discuss the meaning of the word ‘Future-Bass’ and Steve get’s his knees out.
Tracks this episode:
1. Edna Wright – Oops! Here I Go Again
2. Starslinger vs Teams – Punch Drunk Love
3. Hackman – More Than Ever
4. Thundercat – For Love I Come
5. D/R/U/G/S – Love_Lust
Hope you like. Email us here with your thoughts! firstname.lastname@example.org
Steve & Andy off of the TAASS Show (The Steve And Andy Show)
July 4, 2011
I watched the final instalment of Whit Stilman‘s ‘doomed-bourgeois-in-love’ trilogy yesterday, The Last Days of Disco. All three are really hard to get hold of but if you can, do buy them all. It took me around 10 attempts to get in to Metropolitan if I’m honest. Which I am. Mostly. But once I’d gotten over that hurdle, Barcelona was a breeze. And I’m no film critic so I’m not going to dissect them here (I’ll save that for my lucky friends) but here’s a clip where The Lady & The Tramp is discussed. This reminds me of Seinfeld where Jerry and George discuss comic book superheroes or the fudge distribution in a sundae or being a half-man double-team relationship machine:
And how does this relate to Free School? Well, two things. I’m interested in the ‘Disco Sucks’ movement and the film shows this fascinating clip:
There’s also some great music featured, including this little gem:
June 28, 2011
I want to talk about Keith Jarrett. The man who (reluctantly) helped Miles go electric.
But that’s not what I want to talk about. Responsible for the most popular solo piano recording of all time, the Koln concert, he is a huge inspiration for our track Lemon. His ability to improvise and use the well of music within him to produce a blend of gospel, classical, film music, blues, improv and (almost) pop is mindblowing.
So when me and Andy sat down to improvise (coming from a much different place, obviously) for what became Lemon, I tried to get to a similar place that Mr Jarrett gets to. I AM NOT COMPARING US TO KEITH JARRETT. (I am comparing us to Keith Jarrett)
Mr Jarrett also likes one of my favourite books, But Beautiful by Geoff Dyer. Go read it if you haven’t already. It’s (But) Beautiful.
So let’s talk….. Do people get the link? Here is Mr Jarrett’s Americana from his 1988 album Dark Intervals and below that is Lemon, taken from our forthcoming EP release on Tirk.
June 24, 2011
Episode 3 of the Free School podcast (or as the bloomin’ kids are still calling it, TAASS or The Andy And Steve Show) has arrived! And it arrives just 2 days before my birthday and just a mere 15 days before Andy’s birthday. Thanks for all your best wishes.
Birmingham is 100% fully represented to the absolute max. As is our first EP! Out on Tirk Records on July 11th 2011, it’s called Ranting & Raving and it has remixes from Richard Norris of The Time & Space Machine and Sportloto. It’s available from HMV, Amazon or the wonderful Rough Trade records.
Tracks this week are:
1. Kultra Edits 1
2. The Jones Girls – Dance Turned Into A Romance
3. Gayngs – The Last Prom On Earth
4. Destroyer – Chinatown
5. Steve Reich – 2×5 Movement III Fast (Vacula remix)
Eat it all up…
Andy & Steve