Panel Borders: Scott Pilgrim, Lost at Sea

Panel Borders: Scott Pilgrim, Lost at Sea

Concluding his two part interview with Bryan Lee O’Malley, Alex Fitch talks to the author about his debut graphic novel Lost at Sea and his seminal six part series Scott Pilgrim. Fitch and O’Malley discuss the film adaptation of the latter, O’Malley’s use of autobiographical incidents which inform his work and pencilling covers for comics by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie. Also, in a podcast exclusive, the episode includes brief interviews with Edgar Wright and Michael Cera recorded at the London premiere of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. (Recorded in front of an audience at the British Library, August 2014, and originally broadcast 25th September 2014 on Resonance 104.4 FM)

Bryan O'Malley and Alex Fitch, Scott Pilgrim, Lost at Sea, Michael Cera

Bryan O Malley and Alex Fitch, Scott Pilgrim, Lost at Sea, Michael Cera

For more info and a variety of different formats you can stream or download, please visit the home of this podcast at www.archive.org

Links: Bryan’s website – www.radiomaru.com and wikipedia page
Listen to Alex’s interview with Scott Pilgrim vs. the World director Edgar Wright Continue reading ‘Panel Borders: Scott Pilgrim, Lost at Sea’

Podcast + playlist: Hello GoodBye – 27.09.14 – Ft: Gum Takes Tooth + Circuit Breaker

Gum Takes Tooth
Circuit Breaker
Gum Takes Tooth and Circuit Breaker perform live in the studio this Saturday lunchtime on Hello GoodBye / Resonance FM.

PLAYLIST
The Cat’s Knickers – Which Way Now
Gum Takes Tooth – This Perfect Surface (LIVE SESSION)
Gum Takes Tooth – Six Man Blues (LIVE SESSION)
Gum Takes Tooth – ‘interview’
Mdou Moctar – Nikali Talit
Fofoulah – Fighting Chance
Rachael Dadd – Strike Our Scythes
Shopping – Get Going
Bunty – We Are Here (Clap Clap remix)
Blurt – Let Them Be
Circuit Breaker – ‘untitled’ (LIVE SESSION)
Circuit Breaker – Portals (LIVE SESSION)
Circuit Breaker – Body (LIVE SESSION)
Kellar – Sunshine City Flux
Tristin Burfield – Tune On A Gameboy (Hello GoodBye Session Archive)
Circuit Breaker – Control (LIVE SESSION)
Circuit Breaker – ‘interview’

Presenters: deXter Bentley + Dan Frost
Live sound engineer: Lisa Guerts (assisted by Beth Rogers + Tom (?))

Panel Borders: Bryan Lee O’Malley’s Seconds

Panel Borders: Bryan Lee O’Malley’s Seconds

Opening a new season of Panel Borders, Alex Fitch talks to Canadian cartoonist Bryan Lee O’Malley in the first of a two part interview about his work. This week Fitch and O’Malley discuss the new graphic novel Seconds, published by SelfMadeHero, which depicts the adventures in time and (local) space of a young female chef who encounters a house spirit on the eve of opening her own restaurant. O’Malley talks about the influences on the book from reading Diana Wynne Jones to working in a kitchen while drawing Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, and the challenge of creating his first full colour graphic novel. (Recorded in front of an audience at the British Library, August 2014, and originally broadcast 17th September 2014 on Resonance 104.4 FM)

Pages from Seconds by Bryan Lee O'Malley

Pages from Seconds by Bryan Lee O’Malley

For more info and a variety of different formats you can stream or download, please visit the home of this podcast at www.archive.org

Links: Wikipedia page on Bryan Lee O’Malley
Bryan’s website – www.radiomaru.com
More info about Seconds at www.selfmadehero.com‘s website

You can also watch a video of this interview on youtube:

Panel Borders: Adapting Don Quixote

Panel Borders: Adapting Don Quixote

Concluding a month of episodes looking at the connections between comics and literature, Alex Fitch talks to cartoonist Rob Davis about adapting Miguel de Cervantes’ Don Quixote as a pair of graphic novels for SelfMadeHero. Fitch and Davis discuss boiling down the novel’s 1000 pages to the shorter length of the graphic novel, how this relates to his Quixotic experience of editing the exquisite corpse project Nelson and his previous work illustrating Doctor Who. Recorded at the Cervantes Institute, Belgravia, Summer 2013. (Originally broadcast 28th July 2014 on Resonance 104.4 FM)

Excerpts from Don Quixote adapted by Rob Davis

Excerpts from Don Quixote adapted by Rob Davis

For more info and a variety of different formats you can stream or download, please visit the home of this podcast at www.archive.org

Links: Rob Davis’ blog
Info about the Don Quixote graphic novel at www.selfmadehero.com
Cervantes Institute website

Podcast and playlist: Hello GoodBye – 20.09.14 – Ft: Gerry Mitchell, Pjaro + Shotgun Otto

Pjaro
Shotgun Otto

Pjaro and Shotgun Otto perform live in session and Gerry Mitchell reads poetry on Resonance FM‘s Hello GoodBye Show.

PLAYLIST
Momus – Yes
Gerry Mitchell – Little Saints (POETRY RECITAL)
Gerry Mitchell – ‘interview’
Pjaro – Grey Haired Male (LIVE SESSION)
Pjaro – Skin Merchant (LIVE SESSION)
Pjaro – Friday Night Bookies London Road (LIVE SESSION)
Pjaro – Crow Song (LIVE SESSION)
Pjaro – Can I Join Your Slow Core Band (LIVE SESSION)
Phobophobes – No Flavour
Pjaro – ‘interview’
Circuit Breaker – Worm 7 (2nd version)
Gum Takes Tooth – White Fear
Mdou Moctar – Achinane
Broken Shoulder – You and Me
Shotgun Otto – No Smoking (LIVE SESSION)
Shotgun Otto – Desperate (LIVE SESSION)
Shotgun Otto – Blue (LIVE SESSION)
Shotgun Otto – Nowhere In A Hurry (LIVE SESSION)
Dee Sada – Bells and Ships and Songs
Shotgun Otto – ‘interview’
Peggy Seeger – When Fairy Stories End
Keshco – Copa Mondial

Presenters: deXter Bentley and Beth Rogers
Live sound engineer: Lisa Geurts (assisted by Beth Rogers and Emma Owens

Free Lab Radio Podcast – Overheated Motor Mixxx

Free Lab Radio host Fari Bradley presents a mix for download, made for cars on long journeys in blazing summer heat.

Broadcasts 11pm Saturday night BST (British Summer Time), repeats Wednesday 2am.

Featured are the Stromae, Beastie Boys, Persian (from Essex), La Chiva Gantiva, DJ Schmolli, Mr Oizo, Noir Désir, Wildbirds and Peacedrums, Alek AK (Iran) and more.

“Ou es ton papa?” – “Where’s your papa?” Stromae sings, is what people always asked him at school. It’s a diligent match to the other track it’s mixed with, which is about doing a thing intensely, to a more than harmful degree, according to the band, who are The Prodigy.

Listen on air across London 104.4FM, online otherwise.
Follow more of our Free Lab Radio listening on www.freelabradio.blogspot.com
www.facebook.com/FreeLabRadio

Podcast and playlist: Hello GoodBye – 13.09.14 – Ft: Alpha Maid + Tiny Leaves

Alpha Maid
Tiny Leaves
Alpha Maid and Tiny Leaves perform live in session on Hello GoodBye on Resonance FM.

Playlist:
Trash Kit – Skin
Skinny Girl Diet – Burnout
Alpha Maid – Bullshitter (LIVE SESSION)
Alpha Maid – A Man (LIVE SESSION)
Alpha Maid – Body Chores (LIVE SESSION)
Council Tax Band – Jobcentre
Alpha Maid – Interview
Unit – A Summer Shout Slides Across The Sky
Aeolipile – Paused Pregnancy
blurt – A Fish Needs A Bike
Pjaro – I Am Laid back No Pressure
Shotgun Otto – Backbone
Peggy Seeger – Everything Changes
Snowpoet – Butterflies
Tiny Leaves – A Good Land, An Excellent Land (LIVE SESSION)
Tiny Leaves – Lean Not On Your Own Understanding (LIVE SESSION)
Tiny Leaves – Abraham (LIVE SESSION)
Bunty – Congatron
Tiny Leaves – Interview
Momus – Time

Presenters: deXter Bentley and Dan Frost
Live sound engineers: Tom Kemp assisted by Beth Rogers

Hooting Yard: Accidental Deaths Of Twelve Cartographers: Part Two

Another thrilling of Accidental Deaths Of Twelve Cartographers.

The previous section can be found here.

Hooting Yard: Accidental Deaths Of Twelve Cartographers: Part One

The parents of the great cartographer Ken Buttercase were employed by a small railway in a remote country. They lived in a wooden hut which served as a signal-box. A threadbare curtain of rep divided the hut into two halves. In one half, the Buttercases ate and slept and baked and washed; the other half contained the signalling controls and was also used to store an ever-changing collection of broken locomotive machinery. Once a day, at noon or thereabouts, a cart would trundle to the door of the hut; two railway workers would deliver some broken bits and pieces and take others away. Mr or Mrs Buttercase would sign one chit for the deliveries, another chit for the pieces removed, and help the two officials – one of whom was tubercular – to load and offload the invariably rusty pieces of metal.

railside_hut

Their duties left them little time to devote to their only child. Let us examine these duties in some detail. The railway itself was not busy – the one train passed the hut four times a day; heading north at 4 a.m. and 4 p.m., and heading south at 10 a.m. and 10.15 p.m. Before its passing, the signals had to be set; the cranks, winches, levers, pulleys, knobs, fulcra, and transistor motors all had to be adjusted with frightening precision. In order for this to be done, the broken locomotive-parts had to be shoved out of the way, into the other half of the hut. They could not be kept outside, exposed to the elements, as the company regulations forbade such a practice. Nor could they be stored permanently on the other side of the rep curtain, as not only was this – as we have seen – the family’s living quarters, it also served as the work-room devoted to carrying out the many other tasks they had to perform, which we shall examine in due course. Once all the broken stuff had been moved out of the way, the signalling equipment could be set. Readjustment, back to the original coordinates, took place once the train had passed, after which the day’s conglomeration of broken bits and pieces could be shifted back to the other half of the hut.

The Opera Hour – series 4/episode 26 (Journeys)

Opera singer Richard Scott explores opera through the prism of various themes. Today: Journeys. Richard plays some of the greatest operatic journeys or quests ever, from Gluck to Wagner to Birtwistle to Knussen, with guest Bill Bankes-Jones, the artistic director of The Tête à Tête  Opera Festival.

Originally broadcast on 31st July 2014