My Favorite Album #026 - Ella Hooper on PJ Harvey’s “Let England Shake”

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ARIA-winning singer-songwriter-presentor-ambassador-multi-hyphenate Ella Hooper slides into the pod booth with host Jeremy Dylan for episode 26 - an exploration of PJ Harvey's 2011 war epic “Let England Shake”.

Along the way, they break down tracks including “The Words that Maketh Murder”, “The Last Living Rose”, “Written on the Forehead” and “The Colour of the Earth” and chat about Harvey’s creepy clown vocal style, the unconventional production style, matching musical styles to songs and how this album is the missing link in the Ella Hooper fossil record.

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My Favorite Album is a podcast unpacking the great works of pop music. Each episode features a different songwriter or musician discussing their favorite album of all time - their history with it, the making of the album, individual songs and the album’s influence on their own music.

Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker from Sydney, Australia who has worked in the music industry since 2007. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the feature film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins, in addition to many commercials and music videos.

If you’ve got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.

 LINKS

- Buy our album of the episode on iTunes here.

- Preorder Ella’s dynamite new record here.

- On iTunes: Ella Hooper, The Verses and Killing Heidi.

- Ella Hooper’s social media empire: Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

- Jeremy Dylan’s website and Facebook page.

PREVIOUS EPISODES
25 - Abbey Road Special
24 - Alyssa Bonagura on Room for Squares by John Mayer
23 - Luke Davison (The Preatures) on Green Onions by Booker T and the MGs
22 - Neil Finn on Hunky Dory by David Bowie and In Rainbows by Radiohead
21 - Neil Finn on Beatles for Sale by the Beatles and After the Goldrush by Neil Young
20 - Morgan Evans on Diorama by Silverchair
19 - Emma Swift on Car Wheels On A Gravel Road by Lucinda Williams
18 - Danny Yau on Hourly Daily by You Am I

17 - J Robert Youngtown and Jon Auer (The Posies) on Hi Fi Way by You Am I

16 - Lester the Fierce on Hounds of Love by Kate Bush

15 - Luke Davison on Green Onions by Booker T and the MGs
14 - Jeff Cripps on Wheels of Fire by Cream

13 - Mark Holden on Blue by Joni Mitchell (Part 2)
12 - Mark Holden on Blue by Joni Mitchell (Part 1)
11 - Gossling on O by Damien Rice
10 - Matt Fell on Temple of Low Men by Crowded House
9 - Pete Thomas on Are You Experienced? by Jimi Hendrix (Part 2)

8 - Pete Thomas on Are You Experienced? by Jimi Hendrix (Part 1)
7 - Sam Hawksley on A Few Small Repairs by Shawn Colvin
6 - Jim Lauderdale on Grievous Angel by Gram Parsons
5 - Mark Moffatt on Blues Breakers by John Mayall and Eric Clapton
4 - Darren Carr on Ten Easy Pieces by Jimmy Webb
3 - Mark Wells on Revolver by The Beatles
2 - Mike Carr on Arrival by ABBA
1 - Rob Draper on Highway 61 Revisited by Bob Dylan

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My Favorite Album #025 - Jeremy Dylan on The Beatles “Abbey Road”

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To celebrate 25 episodes of My Favorite Album, guest host Danny Yau puts regular host Jeremy Dylan into the hot seat for a super-sized chat about 1969’s classic Beatles masterpiece - Abbey Road.

Along the way, they break down classic songs “Come Together” (and the surrounding lawsuit), “Maxwell’s Silver Hammer”, “Oh! Darling”, “Something”, “I Want You (She’s So Heavy)” and the side two medley, Jeremy tells the McCartney-centric sequel to his Hyde Park story (hear part one in episode 21 with Neil Finn), they look at how this album has influenced Lana Del Rey and why “The End” was the perfect finish for the band.

Listen in the player above or download the episode by clicking here.

Subscribe to the podcast in iTunes here.

My Favorite Album is a podcast unpacking the great works of pop music. Each episode features a different songwriter or musician discussing their favorite album of all time - their history with it, the making of the album, individual songs and the album’s influence on their own music.

Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker from Sydney, Australia who has worked in the music industry since 2007. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the feature film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins, in addition to many commercials and music videos.

If you’ve got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.

 LINKS

- Buy our album of the episode on iTunes here.

- Check out Jeremy’s new documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts here.

- Jeremy Dylan’s website and Facebook page.

PREVIOUS EPISODES
24 - Alyssa Bonagura on Room for Squares by John Mayer
23 - Luke Davison (The Preatures) on Green Onions by Booker T and the MGs
22 - Neil Finn on Hunky Dory by David Bowie and In Rainbows by Radiohead
21 - Neil Finn on Beatles for Sale by the Beatles and After the Goldrush by Neil Young
20 - Morgan Evans on Diorama by Silverchair
19 - Emma Swift on Car Wheels On A Gravel Road by Lucinda Williams
18 - Danny Yau on Hourly Daily by You Am I

17 - J Robert Youngtown and Jon Auer (The Posies) on Hi Fi Way by You Am I

16 - Lester the Fierce on Hounds of Love by Kate Bush

15 - Luke Davison on Green Onions by Booker T and the MGs
14 - Jeff Cripps on Wheels of Fire by Cream

13 - Mark Holden on Blue by Joni Mitchell (Part 2)
12 - Mark Holden on Blue by Joni Mitchell (Part 1)
11 - Gossling on O by Damien Rice
10 - Matt Fell on Temple of Low Men by Crowded House
9 - Pete Thomas on Are You Experienced? by Jimi Hendrix (Part 2)

8 - Pete Thomas on Are You Experienced? by Jimi Hendrix (Part 1)
7 - Sam Hawksley on A Few Small Repairs by Shawn Colvin
6 - Jim Lauderdale on Grievous Angel by Gram Parsons
5 - Mark Moffatt on Blues Breakers by John Mayall and Eric Clapton
4 - Darren Carr on Ten Easy Pieces by Jimmy Webb
3 - Mark Wells on Revolver by The Beatles
2 - Mike Carr on Arrival by ABBA
1 - Rob Draper on Highway 61 Revisited by Bob Dylan

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My Favorite Album #024 - Alyssa Bonagura on John Mayer’s “Room for Squares”

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Recorded just outside Nashville TN, on the actual microphone Frank Sinatra used to record “My Way” (!), the 24th episode of My Favorite Album features the gregarious and multi-talented singer/songwriter/producer Alyssa Bonagura rhapsodizing with host Jeremy Dylan on John Mayer's 2001 debut album Room for Squares.

Along the way, they break down songs “Why Georgia”, “No Such Thing”, “Back to You” and “3x5”, compare “Your Body Is A Wonderland” to Bob Dylan and talk about why Mayer got more screaming live than NSYNC, the way influences define an artist’s sound and how the environment songs are written in shapes them. Alyssa closes out the episode with a gorgeous acoustic cover of “3x5” that is not to be missed.

Listen in the player above or download the episode by clicking here.

Subscribe to the podcast in iTunes here.

My Favorite Album is a podcast unpacking the great works of pop music. Each episode features a different songwriter or musician discussing their favorite album of all time - their history with it, the making of the album, individual songs and the album’s influence on their own music.

Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker from Sydney, Australia who has worked in the music industry since 2007. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the feature film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins, in addition to many commercials and music videos.

If you’ve got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.

 LINKS

- Buy our album of the episode on iTunes here.

- Alyssa Bonagura in iTunes, on Instagram, on Twitter and Facebook

- Jeremy Dylan’s website and Facebook page.

PREVIOUS EPISODES
23 - Luke Davison (The Preatures) on Green Onions by Booker T and the MGs
22 - Neil Finn on Hunky Dory by David Bowie and In Rainbows by Radiohead
21 - Neil Finn on Beatles for Sale by the Beatles and After the Goldrush by Neil Young
20 - Morgan Evans on Diorama by Silverchair
19 - Emma Swift on Car Wheels On A Gravel Road by Lucinda Williams
18 - Danny Yau on Hourly Daily by You Am I

17 - J Robert Youngtown and Jon Auer (The Posies) on Hi Fi Way by You Am I

16 - Lester the Fierce on Hounds of Love by Kate Bush

15 - Luke Davison on Green Onions by Booker T and the MGs
14 - Jeff Cripps on Wheels of Fire by Cream

13 - Mark Holden on Blue by Joni Mitchell (Part 2)
12 - Mark Holden on Blue by Joni Mitchell (Part 1)
11 - Gossling on O by Damien Rice
10 - Matt Fell on Temple of Low Men by Crowded House
9 - Pete Thomas on Are You Experienced? by Jimi Hendrix (Part 2)

8 - Pete Thomas on Are You Experienced? by Jimi Hendrix (Part 1)
7 - Sam Hawksley on A Few Small Repairs by Shawn Colvin
6 - Jim Lauderdale on Grievous Angel by Gram Parsons
5 - Mark Moffatt on Blues Breakers by John Mayall and Eric Clapton
4 - Darren Carr on Ten Easy Pieces by Jimmy Webb
3 - Mark Wells on Revolver by The Beatles
2 - Mike Carr on Arrival by ABBA
1 - Rob Draper on Highway 61 Revisited by Bob Dylan

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Like a Rolling Stone

I checked off one of my bucket list items today, as I was mentioned in a Rolling Stone article.

Check out the great feature on Jim Lauderdale, his new record and my documentary about him by Daniel Durchholz here.

If you haven’t seen my documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts yet, you can watch the trailer and grab a copy here.

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My Favorite Album #023 - Luke Davison (The Preatures) on Booker T and the MGs “Green Onions”

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To celebrate the release of Blue Planet Eyes, the long-awaited debut LP from The Preatures (go buy it, it’s awesome), I’m reposting my chat with Preatures drummer, sample pad trigger man, songwriter and all around good dude Luke Davison. Luke sat down with me a few months ago for a chat about the classic 1962 debut LP from legendary groove merchants Booker T and the MGs - Green Onions.

Along the way, we break down classic tracks “Green Onions” and “Twist and Shout”, talk about the accidental creation of the band, how the MGs songwriting process parallels The Preatures on songs like “Is This How You Feel?”, Luke’s work in R&B band The Fabulous Rumble’ators, why simplicity is the hardest thing to pull off and how music ends up in Viagra commercials.

Listen in the player above or download the episode by clicking here.

Subscribe to the podcast in iTunes here.

My Favorite Album is a podcast unpacking the great works of pop music. Each episode features a different songwriter or musician discussing their favorite album of all time - their history with it, the making of the album, individual songs and the album’s influence on their own music.

Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker from Sydney, Australia who has worked in the music industry since 2007. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the feature film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins, in addition to many commercials and music videos.

If you’ve got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.

 LINKS

- Buy our album of the episode on iTunes here.

- The Preatures in iTunes, on Instagram, on Twitter and Facebook

- Luke on Instagram and Twitter.

- Jeremy Dylan’s website and Facebook page.

PREVIOUS EPISODES
22 - Neil Finn on Hunky Dory by David Bowie and In Rainbows by Radiohead
21 - Neil Finn on Beatles for Sale by the Beatles and After the Goldrush by Neil Young
20 - Morgan Evans on Diorama by Silverchair
19 - Emma Swift on Car Wheels On A Gravel Road by Lucinda Williams
18 - Danny Yau on Hourly Daily by You Am I

17 - J Robert Youngtown and Jon Auer (The Posies) on Hi Fi Way by You Am I

16 - Lester the Fierce on Hounds of Love by Kate Bush

15 - Luke Davison on Green Onions by Booker T and the MGs
14 - Jeff Cripps on Wheels of Fire by Cream

13 - Mark Holden on Blue by Joni Mitchell (Part 2)
12 - Mark Holden on Blue by Joni Mitchell (Part 1)
11 - Gossling on O by Damien Rice
10 - Matt Fell on Temple of Low Men by Crowded House
9 - Pete Thomas on Are You Experienced? by Jimi Hendrix (Part 2)

8 - Pete Thomas on Are You Experienced? by Jimi Hendrix (Part 1)
7 - Sam Hawksley on A Few Small Repairs by Shawn Colvin
6 - Jim Lauderdale on Grievous Angel by Gram Parsons
5 - Mark Moffatt on Blues Breakers by John Mayall and Eric Clapton
4 - Darren Carr on Ten Easy Pieces by Jimmy Webb
3 - Mark Wells on Revolver by The Beatles
2 - Mike Carr on Arrival by ABBA
1 - Rob Draper on Highway 61 Revisited by Bob Dylan

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My Favorite Album #022 - Neil Finn (Part 2) on “Hunky Dory” and “In Rainbows”

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I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling like episode 22 - part two of Jeremy Dylan’s chat with Twitter sensation @NeilFinn - pop legend and self-described “perverse bastard”.

They delve in to David Bowie’s “Hunky Dory” and Radioheads “In Rainbows”, try to resolve the Bowie vs. Bowie debate, why Bowie is as important to Neil as the Beatles, what Radiohead’s favorite card game is, the time and place to be methodical in rock’n’roll and Neil reveals his next musical project.

Listen in the player above or download the episode by clicking here.

Subscribe to the podcast in iTunes here.

My Favorite Album is a podcast unpacking the great works of pop music. Each episode features a different songwriter or musician discussing their favorite album of all time - their history with it, the making of the album, individual songs and the album’s influence on their own music.

Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker from Sydney, Australia who has worked in the music industry since 2007. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts and the feature film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins, in addition to many commercials and music videos.

If you’ve got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.

 LINKS

- Buy Hunky Dory here and In Rainbows here.

- On iTunes: Neil Finn, Crowded House, Split Enz, 7 Worlds Collide and Pajama Club.

- Neil Finn on Facebook and Twitter.

- Jeremy Dylan’s website and Facebook page.

PREVIOUS EPISODES
21 - Neil Finn on Beatles for Sale and After the Goldrush
20 - Morgan Evans on Diorama by Silverchair
19 - Emma Swift on Car Wheels On A Gravel Road by Lucinda Williams
18 - Danny Yau on Hourly Daily by You Am I

17 - J Robert Youngtown and Jon Auer (The Posies) on Hi Fi Way by You Am I

16 - Lester the Fierce on Hounds of Love by Kate Bush

15 - Luke Davison on Green Onions by Booker T and the MGs
14 - Jeff Cripps on Wheels of Fire by Cream

13 - Mark Holden on Blue by Joni Mitchell (Part 2)
12 - Mark Holden on Blue by Joni Mitchell (Part 1)
11 - Gossling on O by Damien Rice
10 - Matt Fell on Temple of Low Men by Crowded House
9 - Pete Thomas on Are You Experienced? by Jimi Hendrix (Part 2)

8 - Pete Thomas on Are You Experienced? by Jimi Hendrix (Part 1)
7 - Sam Hawksley on A Few Small Repairs by Shawn Colvin
6 - Jim Lauderdale on Grievous Angel by Gram Parsons
5 - Mark Moffatt on Blues Breakers by John Mayall and Eric Clapton
4 - Darren Carr on Ten Easy Pieces by Jimmy Webb
3 - Mark Wells on Revolver by The Beatles
2 - Mike Carr on Arrival by ABBA
1 - Rob Draper on Highway 61 Revisited by Bob Dylan

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My Favorite Album #021 - Neil Finn (Pt 1) on “Beatles for Sale” and “After the Goldrush”

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We return from hiatus as we turn 21 episodes old - a real man at last. What better way to mark the occasion than with the man behind many people’s favorite albums - Neil Finn, late of the Pajama Club, 7 Worlds Collide, The Mullanes, After Hours, Crowded House and Split Enz.

The first Kiwi on the podcast (and the first artist to go from subject of an episode to guest) waxes lyrical of two jam-packed episodes on four of the most influential albums in his record collection.

In part one, Neil and host Jeremy Dylan delve into The Beatles’ “Beatles for Sale” and Neil Young's “After the Goldrush” and along the way talk about their shared memories of a bizarre Crowded House gig in Hyde Park, covering the Beatles with Paul Kelly, the Finn family record collection circa 1964, Neil’s planned first name-based supergroup, singing in falsetto and why he’s a self-described “perverse bastard”.

Come back next week to hear Neil and Jeremy talk Bowie and Radiohead, as they fail to solve rock’s most enduring mystery.

Listen in the player above or download the episode by clicking here.

Subscribe to the podcast in iTunes here.

My Favorite Album is a podcast unpacking the great works of pop music. Each episode features a different songwriter or musician discussing their favorite album of all time - their history with it, the making of the album, individual songs and the album’s influence on their own music.

Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker from Sydney, Australia who has worked in the music industry since 2007. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts and the feature film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins, in addition to many commercials and music videos.

If you’ve got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.

 LINKS

- Buy Beatles for Sale here and After the Goldrush here.

- On iTunes: Neil Finn, Crowded House, Split Enz, 7 Worlds Collide and Pajama Club.

- Neil Finn on Facebook and Twitter.

- Jeremy Dylan’s website and Facebook page.

PREVIOUS EPISODES
20 - Morgan Evans on Diorama by Silverchair
19 - Emma Swift on Car Wheels On A Gravel Road by Lucinda Williams
18 - Danny Yau on Hourly Daily by You Am I

17 - J Robert Youngtown and Jon Auer (The Posies) on Hi Fi Way by You Am I

16 - Lester the Fierce on Hounds of Love by Kate Bush

15 - Luke Davison on Green Onions by Booker T and the MGs
14 - Jeff Cripps on Wheels of Fire by Cream

13 - Mark Holden on Blue by Joni Mitchell (Part 2)
12 - Mark Holden on Blue by Joni Mitchell (Part 1)
11 - Gossling on O by Damien Rice
10 - Matt Fell on Temple of Low Men by Crowded House
9 - Pete Thomas on Are You Experienced? by Jimi Hendrix (Part 2)

8 - Pete Thomas on Are You Experienced? by Jimi Hendrix (Part 1)
7 - Sam Hawksley on A Few Small Repairs by Shawn Colvin
6 - Jim Lauderdale on Grievous Angel by Gram Parsons
5 - Mark Moffatt on Blues Breakers by John Mayall and Eric Clapton
4 - Darren Carr on Ten Easy Pieces by Jimmy Webb
3 - Mark Wells on Revolver by The Beatles
2 - Mike Carr on Arrival by ABBA
1 - Rob Draper on Highway 61 Revisited by Bob Dylan

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NASHVILLE! Join me on Monday night for a screening of my documentary

My documentary film Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts is released this coming Monday, September 15.

To celebrate (and help stoke the fires of Americana fans before the Americana Festival starts a couple of days later), we’re holding a special screening of the film at one of Nashville’s most intimate venues - Bongo After Hours Theatre on Belmont Ave - on Monday night at 7pm. Doors open at 6.30, and the film will be followed by a special Q&A with main man J-Laud and myself, moderated by one of the film’s cast members (and a brilliant journalist and musician) Peter Cooper.

Tickets are a steal at $10, and you can pre-order the film for a reduced rate on DVD or download if you buy them here with your screening ticket: http://bongoafterhourstheatre.com/

If you come along, say hello. And check out more info on the film at http://jimlauderdalemovie.com

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No podcast this week

Hi folks,

We are on hiatus this week as I am feverishly prepping for the imminent release of my documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts.

I have episodes with Ross Ryan, Doug Pettibone and Ella Hooper in the can, awaiting my editing, and some recordings lined up in Nashville during Americana Music Festival, so there is plenty of deep diving music chat coming soon to your earholes.

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My Favorite Album #020 - Morgan Evans on Silverchair’s “Diorama”

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It’s time for some local heroes on our 20th episode, as CMC Oz Artist of the Year and Newcastle singer/songwriter Morgan Evans heads into the podbooth to chat with host Jeremy Dylan about Silverchair's classic 2002 record of orchestrated rock Diorama.

Along the way, they break down classic songs “Across the Night”, “The Greatest View” and “Luv Your Life” and chat about creating music without boundaries, Morgan’s work with Diorama engineer Matt Lovell, the Disney style orchestrations of Van Dyke Parks and weird vs pop.

Listen in the player above or download the episode by clicking here.

Subscribe to the podcast in iTunes here.

My Favorite Album is a podcast unpacking the great works of pop music. Each episode features a different songwriter or musician discussing their favorite album of all time - their history with it, the making of the album, individual songs and the album’s influence on their own music.

Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker from Sydney, Australia who has worked in the music industry since 2007. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts and the feature film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins, in addition to many commercials and music videos.

If you’ve got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.

 LINKS

- Buy our album of the episode on iTunes here.

- Morgan Evans on iTunes, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

- Jeremy Dylan’s website and Facebook page.

PREVIOUS EPISODES
19 - Emma Swift on Car Wheels On A Gravel Road by Lucinda Williams
18 - Danny Yau on Hourly Daily by You Am I

17 - J Robert Youngtown and Jon Auer (The Posies) on Hi Fi Way by You Am I

16 - Lester the Fierce on Hounds of Love by Kate Bush

15 - Luke Davison on Green Onions by Booker T and the MGs
14 - Jeff Cripps on Wheels of Fire by Cream

13 - Mark Holden on Blue by Joni Mitchell (Part 2)
12 - Mark Holden on Blue by Joni Mitchell (Part 1)
11 - Gossling on O by Damien Rice
10 - Matt Fell on Temple of Low Men by Crowded House
9 - Pete Thomas on Are You Experienced? by Jimi Hendrix (Part 2)

8 - Pete Thomas on Are You Experienced? by Jimi Hendrix (Part 1)
7 - Sam Hawksley on A Few Small Repairs by Shawn Colvin
6 - Jim Lauderdale on Grievous Angel by Gram Parsons
5 - Mark Moffatt on Blues Breakers by John Mayall and Eric Clapton
4 - Darren Carr on Ten Easy Pieces by Jimmy Webb
3 - Mark Wells on Revolver by The Beatles
2 - Mike Carr on Arrival by ABBA
1 - Rob Draper on Highway 61 Revisited by Bob Dylan

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Pre-order my documentary ‘Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts’ now!

As anyone who knows me or follows me on social media will know, I’ve spent the past three and a half years of my life directing, editing and co-producing a feature documentary on the life and times of one of my friends and idol Jim Lauderdale.

It’s been a long and winding road across several continents and enough emails between myself, my producer Chris Kamen and labels and publishers that if you printed them, you could call it a lost Harry Potter novel.

At long last, we’re ready to unleash the film on the general public on September 15, on the eve of the Americana Music Festival. You can pre-order the film RIGHT NOW on our website - just go to http://jimlauderdalemovie.com

Here is the press release announcing the film release:

GRAMMY-WINNING AMERICANA MUSIC ICON JIM LAUDERDALE
CELEBRATES 25 YEARS OF RECORDING WITH NEW DOCUMENTARY

‘The King of Broken Hearts’ set for release September 15

“One of the most engaging music documentaries of the last few years”
-       Juli Thanki, The Engine145

Jim Lauderdale, the two-time Grammy winning hit Nashville songwriter and icon of Americana music, is set to mark his 25th year of record-making with the release of a new feature documentary chronicling his unconventional life and career.

Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts tells the story of the two-time Grammy winner from his Carolina roots, honing his chops in the 80s country scenes of NY and LA, false starts and record company frustrations, before George Strait sold six million albums with two of his songs and catapulted Jim to the A-list of Nashville songwriters, penning hits for Patty Loveless, Gary Allan, the Dixie Chicks, Blake Shelton, Solomon Burke and more.

He pioneered the Americana sound and became the face of the genre, hosting the Americana Music Awards for over a decade and producing a prolific series of albums encompassing country, bluegrass, rock and soul that have won him critical acclaim and a devoted fan base around the world.

Jim’s story is told through interviews with Jim, Buddy Miller, Elvis Costello, John Oates, Rodney Crowell, Gary Allan, Tony Brown, Randy Kohrs, Sunny Sweeney, Ketch Secor and more. It also features performances with his country and bluegrass bands from the start of his career through to recent shows in the wine country of Australia and Nashville’s legendary Station Inn.

The documentary was shot in iconic locations such as Nashville’s legendary RCA Studio A, the Joshua Tree area in California and the 25th annual MerleFest in Wilkesboro, NC. The film is directed by Australian filmmaker Jeremy Dylan and produced by Chris Kamen and Dylan.

“Turning Jim’s life into a film has been an adventure with as many unexpected twists and turns as Jim’s career and as satisfying as one of Jim’s songs,” says director Jeremy Dylan. “No matter what you think you know about Jim Lauderdale, this movie will surprise you”.

The film also features an intimate, all access look at the making of Lauderdale’s acclaimed, star-studded new album I’m A Song – from songwriting beginnings stalking through the California desert to racing against time to finish the songs in the studio with legendary musicians like Rock’n’Roll Hall of Famer James Burton.

The film premiered at Nashville’s Country Music Hall of Fame, the Grammy Museum in LA and NYC’s Lincoln Center. It will be available for digital download and DVD from September 15 at jimlauderdalemovie.com and can be pre-ordered now. 

For media enquiries, please contact producer Chris Kamen on chris@jimlauderdalemovie.com

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My Favourite Album #019 - Emma Swift on Lucinda Williams’ “Car Wheels On A Gravel Road”

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On the eve of the Americana Music Festival, singer-songwriter and Double J disk jockey Emma Swift drops into the podbooth to chat with host Jeremy Dylan about one of the seminal Americana albums of the 90s - Car Wheels on a Gravel Road by Lucinda Williams.

Along the way they break down classic songs Right On Time, Can’t Let Go, 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten, Joy and Metal Firecracker and talk about the album’s tumultuous production process, the intimacy of Lucinda’s lyrics, why Jim Lauderdale is a genius harmony singer and Emma closes the episode with a beautiful acoustic rendition one of the album’s best songs - Greenville.

Listen in the player above or download the episode by clicking here.

Subscribe to the podcast in iTunes here.

My Favorite Album is a podcast unpacking the great works of pop music. Each episode features a different songwriter or musician discussing their favorite album of all time - their history with it, the making of the album, individual songs and the album’s influence on their own music.

Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker from Sydney, Australia who has worked in the music industry since 2007. He has directed the feature film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins and the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts, in addition to many commercials and music videos.

If you’ve got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.

 LINKS

- Buy our album of the episode on iTunes here.

- Emma Swift’s show Revelator on Double J.

- Emma Swift on iTunes, Twitter and Facebook.

- Jeremy Dylan’s website and Facebook page.

OTHER EPISODES
23 - Luke Davison (The Preatures) on Green Onions by Booker T and the MGs
22 - Neil Finn on Hunky Dory by David Bowie and In Rainbows by Radiohead
21 - Neil Finn on Beatles for Sale by the Beatles and After the Goldrush by Neil Young
20 - Morgan Evans on Diorama by Silverchair
19 - Emma Swift on Car Wheels On A Gravel Road by Lucinda Williams
18 - Danny Yau on Hourly Daily by You Am I

17 - J Robert Youngtown and Jon Auer (The Posies) on Hi Fi Way by You Am I

16 - Lester the Fierce on Hounds of Love by Kate Bush

15 - Luke Davison on Green Onions by Booker T and the MGs
14 - Jeff Cripps on Wheels of Fire by Cream

13 - Mark Holden on Blue by Joni Mitchell (Part 2)
12 - Mark Holden on Blue by Joni Mitchell (Part 1)
11 - Gossling on O by Damien Rice
10 - Matt Fell on Temple of Low Men by Crowded House
9 - Pete Thomas on Are You Experienced? by Jimi Hendrix (Part 2)

8 - Pete Thomas on Are You Experienced? by Jimi Hendrix (Part 1)
7 - Sam Hawksley on A Few Small Repairs by Shawn Colvin
6 - Jim Lauderdale on Grievous Angel by Gram Parsons
5 - Mark Moffatt on Blues Breakers by John Mayall and Eric Clapton
4 - Darren Carr on Ten Easy Pieces by Jimmy Webb
3 - Mark Wells on Revolver by The Beatles
2 - Mike Carr on Arrival by ABBA
1 - Rob Draper on Highway 61 Revisited by Bob Dylan

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My Favorite Album #018 - Danny Yau on You Am I’s “Hourly Daily”

Our You Am I exploration continues this week, with a discussion of the follow up to Hi Fi Way: the ambitious song cycle Hourly Daily. Musician, music industry executive and Australian Institute of Music teacher Danny Yau joins host Jeremy Dylan to chat about the record.

Along the way, they break down classic songs including Soldiers, If We Can’t Get It Together and Flag Fall $1.80 and talk about Tim Rogers’ unique singing style, what it’s like to grow up in the same part of town as your heroes and why the album hasn’t dated.

Listen in the player above or download the episode by clicking here.

Subscribe to the podcast in iTunes here.

My Favorite Album is a podcast unpacking the great works of pop music. Each episode features a different songwriter or musician discussing their favorite album of all time - their history with it, the making of the album, individual songs and the album’s influence on their own music.

Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker from Sydney, Australia who has worked in the music industry since 2007. He has directed the feature film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins and the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts, in addition to many commercials and music videos.

If you’ve got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.

 LINKS

- Buy our album of the episode on iTunes here.

- Danny Yau’s website and the 90% Hits podcast.

- Jeremy Dylan’s website and Facebook page.

PREVIOUS EPISODES
17 - J Robert Youngtown and Jon Auer (The Posies) on Hourly Daily by You Am I
16 - Lester the Fierce on Hounds of Love by Kate Bush

15 - Luke Davison on Green Onions by Booker T and the MGs
14 - Jeff Cripps on Wheels of Fire by Cream

13 - Mark Holden on Blue by Joni Mitchell (Part 2)
12 - Mark Holden on Blue by Joni Mitchell (Part 1)
11 - Gossling on O by Damien Rice
10 - Matt Fell on Temple of Low Men by Crowded House
9 - Pete Thomas on Are You Experienced? by Jimi Hendrix (Part 2)

8 - Pete Thomas on Are You Experienced? by Jimi Hendrix (Part 1)
7 - Sam Hawksley on A Few Small Repairs by Shawn Colvin
6 - Jim Lauderdale on Grievous Angel by Gram Parsons
5 - Mark Moffatt on Blues Breakers by John Mayall and Eric Clapton
4 - Darren Carr on Ten Easy Pieces by Jimmy Webb
3 - Mark Wells on Revolver by The Beatles
2 - Mike Carr on Arrival by ABBA
1 - Rob Draper on Highway 61 Revisited by Bob Dylan

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My Favorite Album #017 - J Robert Youngtown and Jon Auer (The Posies) on You Am I’s “Hi Fi Way”

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The seventeenth episode of My Favorite Album breaks new ground for the podcast, as host Jeremy Dylan is double-teamed via Skype by two guests for a discussion of Aussie rock legends You Am I's classic 1995 album Hi Fi Way. Singer-songwriter J Robert Youngtown from frosty Tasmania and expert witness Jon Auer (of legendary bands The Posies and Big Star) from a sweltering Paris.

The trio break down classic songs The Applecross Wing Commander, Handwasher and Cathy’s Clown and discuss Tim Rogers' lyrical insight, the impact of the band's change in drummers and Jon, who mixed the album, recalls a near death experience with Tim Rogers on the eve of the sessions.

Listen in the player above or download the episode by clicking here.

Subscribe to the podcast in iTunes here.

My Favorite Album is a podcast unpacking the great works of pop music. Each episode features a different songwriter or musician discussing their favorite album of all time - their history with it, the making of the album, individual songs and the album’s influence on their own music.

Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker from Sydney, Australia who has worked in the music industry since 2007. He has directed the feature film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins and the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts, in addition to many commercials and music videos.

If you’ve got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.

 LINKS

- Buy our album of the episode on iTunes here.

- J Robert Youngtown in Bandcamp, on Twitter and Facebook

- Jon Auer in iTunes, on Twitter and Facebook

- Jeremy Dylan’s website and Facebook page.

PREVIOUS EPISODES
16 - Lester the Fierce on Hounds of Love by Kate Bush
15 - Luke Davison on Green Onions by Booker T and the MGs
14 - Jeff Cripps on Wheels of Fire by Cream

13 - Mark Holden on Blue by Joni Mitchell (Part 2)
12 - Mark Holden on Blue by Joni Mitchell (Part 1)
11 - Gossling on O by Damien Rice
10 - Matt Fell on Temple of Low Men by Crowded House
9 - Pete Thomas on Are You Experienced? by Jimi Hendrix (Part 2)

8 - Pete Thomas on Are You Experienced? by Jimi Hendrix (Part 1)
7 - Sam Hawksley on A Few Small Repairs by Shawn Colvin
6 - Jim Lauderdale on Grievous Angel by Gram Parsons
5 - Mark Moffatt on Blues Breakers by John Mayall and Eric Clapton
4 - Darren Carr on Ten Easy Pieces by Jimmy Webb
3 - Mark Wells on Revolver by The Beatles
2 - Mike Carr on Arrival by ABBA
1 - Rob Draper on Highway 61 Revisited by Bob Dylan

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