One week later than expected, but here's the latest episode of We Are Words + Pictures Radio, hosted by London Fields Radio, and recorded in Wilton's Way Cafe - which was drenched in Sunday afternoon warmth as I chatted with Solipsistic Pop editor Tom Humberstone. This was also my first time manning the decks. However, against all odds, we averted sunstroke and crammed in plenty of comics discussion and moody music.
Again, I feel like the show is developing and progressing with each episode. The last one, with Philippa Rice, was punchy and fun. This one is a little more discussion-based, and is a bit longer and beard-strokingly thought-provoking. In my write-up over at the WAW+P blog I put the following:
Keywords for this show, as scrawled into an A5 writing pad, include: Animation, America, TCAF, David Mamet, Three Act Structure, The Narrative of Sports Fandom, Ellipsis, Wong Kar-Wai, Mogwai, Post-Rock’s Similarities To Comics.
We cover a lot. We even talk about James Sturm's Market Day and Jason's Werewolves of Montpellier. And Tom chose a nice selection of tunes. So much that I had to cut back on my own, which I'm fully prepared to do if the guest just has to throw in a 6 minute Arab Strap song.
Here's the playlist:
1. James Murphy – Dear You
2. Arab Strap – Hey! Fever
3. Sufjan Stevens – The 50 States Song
4. Allo Darlin’ – Silver Dollars
5. Jeffrey Lewis – Anxiety Attack
6. Mogwai – Friend Of The Night
7. Those Dancing Days – Spaceherosuites
8. Warren Zevon – Werewolves of London
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