This one was pretty fun, as quite a few of you hadn’t even heard a bunch of these! Quite a few were hidden on obscure releases or on the umpteenth version of a 12″ single or whatever. There’s the whole session here, including the hour long music set beforehand that includes some of the originals we covered and of course the artists that inspired us. Scroll forward an hour or so to go straight to the chit-chat.
So. Yeah. A few of you have reached out asking me to post some of the old listening parties that I hadn’t gotten around to posting, and this was one of them. My first excuse was that the server was full, and wouldn’t take anymore of the huge video files these things end up being. But I fixed that by upgrading the TPE infrastructure. Then I went back and found all the old files and… ugh. This one. This was the first time we did a listening party where the playback audio worked – or I thought it did. It turns out there’s a horrible echo on everyone else’s mic. We eventually solved this from the Millenium listening party onwards, but I hadn’t figured it out quite yet. So here it is, echo and all. Hope you can enjoy it.
Hey folks –
We did a Q&A session with John Harris from the Guardian to celebrate the release of our boxed set, “Every Beginning has a Future.” It was tons of fun, as usual. The full version is below, with the first hour being a pre-show during which folks chatted. Scroll ahead to an hour in to get to the actual Q&A.
Okay – this one was a little different, for me at least. It’s hard to believe how emotional listening back to this album made me. Thirty years later, and it still cuts deep that this was the album we thought was going to blow things wide open, when it turned out to be the album that folks just ignored.
Well – it’s still a great freakin’ record. Listen for yourself, and see for yourself how we reacted.
Here it is!
Just like Millenium, I’ve put it up whole, warts and all. It takes a minute or so before I get the music started. Then, it takes awhile for me to realize that I’m sharing the wrong screen! So you get to see my email for a bit. Exciting, eh?
The first hour is just the pre-show DJ set. It’s a publicly available playlist on Qobuz, here: https://play.qobuz.com/playlist/6438395
If you can’t see the playlist or have any questions, go ahead and reach out here or on Facebook. Or skip ahead if you prefer – the party gets started roughly an hour in.
I think we finally got this listening party thing down. We figured out how to a) make sure the audio was high quality, while b) not ruining the interview audio quality (turns out this was a Zoom thing), and c) even managed to share the video from the YouTube videos I was playing during the warm up.
I decided to leave the whole pre-show, with the videos. What the heck, why not? Next time I’ll try to share the zoom chat window as well, which doesn’t appear this time around, so that next time you can see the comments and chats that were going on during the pre-show.
Anyhow, enjoy. There’s an hour of pre-show, and two hours of discussion.