Of course, we talk about the New School incident and its aftermath, but we -- eventually, I promise! -- also get into Jean's musical background, influences, and current activities. We listen to and talk about two songs from her current band's book -- "Hombre Triste," her adaptation of a tune originally by Myk Freedman, and an original, "What Will We Tell Our Children?" -- you can download the complete versions of those songs below. Jean also brought some recordings of music that has influenced her, and we chat about that as well.
It's my first attempt at this whole podcasting thing, so naturally, suggestions are welcome. (I already discovered that I laugh like an asthmatic mule, so no need to belabor the point, thanks.) With any luck it'll be available from the iTunes podcast directory shortly -- in the meanwhile, to subscribe, use the link in the right-hand sidebar.
UPDATE: Okay, the iTunes subscription link is now live -- but for some reason, it's showing non-podcast audio content from previous posts as well. Any podcasting veterans know how to fix this?
Jean's band includes:
Jeremy Powell, soprano sax
Ilusha Tsinadze, guitar
Liam Robinson, accordion
Benjy Fox-Rosen, bass
Hector Morales, percussion
Songs we listened to:
"What Will We Tell Our Children" (click to listen/download )
"Hombre Triste" (click to listen/download )
Ani DiFranco, "Back Back Back," from To The Teeth.
Mark Dresser, "Aperitivo," from Time Changes (Alexandra Montano, voice / Denman Maroney, piano / Michael Sarin, drums).
João Gilberto, "Águas De Março" (comp. Antonio Carlos Jobim), from João Gilberto.
Next month: Secret Society Podcast #2, featuring Ingrid Jensen.