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"barney hoskyns" Discussed on Rock N Roll Archaeology
"I think the first thing i wanted to start with is how do you find yourself as as a young individual like myself and like a lot of other kinds of fans of the band do you find yourself in this world. How did you find yourself list into the ban. Was like the first time he heard the music. Yeah that's actually kind of a funny story. The first time. I heard the bad was my sixth grade. French teacher laid acadian driftwood for us. And i listened to like nothing but that song for a month afterwards and they didn't hear them again for like and years until i listened to the weight and i just thought that was like most incredible thing i ever heard in my life and it was really just kind of a a song. I listened to a lot. It's kind of needed to and then one day on a whim. I was just like all right. You know what. I want to listen to the album. Like looking for something. Listen to you and god. By the time. I finished listening to music for big pankov had. I never heard anything like this before. And you know. I don't want to say it's all downhill because it was really but you know the moment. It really caught me right in the beginning. That's interesting like you know you talk to a lot of folks. But the first song they hear a lot of times it is the way a acadian. Driftwood is definitely a more popular bands songs. But that's that's an interesting one to start on Are are you canadian by chance. Was this you're not okay. So okay all right then when when you were looking guess later on when you heard the way and you're interested a little bit i'm assuming you had You like this type of music like this era was there are other artists. That kind of swirled around That that you were enjoying. I like a lot of folks. Come in through dylan or even like neil young joni mitchell or you know some of these exemplary characters in the band lot. Yeah i definitely came in through bob down. I'm always been just kind of into like that. Folk scene on overtime. Started picking up more like the sixties rock scene as well and so then whatever. I started listening to the band. More regularly was like this. Kind of combines. Both worlds like this feels like a perfect combination of like you know laurel canyon kinda rock brundage village kind of folk and they're right in the middle woodstock new yard and i liked a lot. You listen to music from big pink and then that kind of like open everything up you start listening. I'm assuming to all the other albums start digging in a little bit more. What was something like off the bat that kind of other than the music. Obviously the music huge but like was there anything else about the group that kind of struck you while you were kind of exploring them for the first time. Yeah when i was in those really kinda early phases of it a lot of the books and just kind of people in general talk about the fact that they just look like ordinary guys like they just are somebody you know like down the road and that was something that caught me like even in like at songwriting style. They don't help feel like rockstars persuader. Just kinda like okay. That's guy down the road on the story about august thing that he did or somebody he knows. It was really very accessible. I guess is the best way to describe it kind of caught by the way you could connect to these stories. I liked a lot. No yeah there is a. There's definitely a juxtaposition in in terms of their style. Obviously the kind of in a lot of ways. I know like there. The whole meath around the band is yeah the regular guys that they were like family people that was like kind of different than rock but they were kind of rebelling in their own way. It wasn't as loud as you know the who or something you know early on. But like they were definitely rebelling against kind of i guess the more flashy and showy characters of the late sixties But now you from what. I've gathered what i've i've looked into you. You write a lot you like a lot of classic film. From that era you like A lot of music from that era and you you write a lot about it. Where did the interest in writing come about. And and how have you kind of interwoven. That with some of your your interest in this kind of era yeah absolutely. That's a great question. So i've been writing for a while. It's just something kind of been middle school that you know i was like i want to try and do this. I was able to my local library. And then there. I just kind of kept writing and initially. It was a lot of creative writing but over time i just found that i liked analyzing world around me and specifically are something that is so important in my life whether that be movies or music and so kind of overtime i just started think ball. I have a lot of hots about these things wide. I try and write them down. And so i started to pursue platforms like twitter. Newton short former like letterbox logger form And just kind of started to put down some of those thoughts and overtime like any. Ill you get better at it and i've gotten better trying to take things apart and understand. You know how an album works or why it speaks to be personally why might speaks to other people And that's been you know really big with the band. Two is because there are so many moving parts. I loved just sitting down and trying to think through. Okay how did they work and their history. And that's just an interesting thing to write about. Think about you know. I think there's there's been a lot of great writing there. On this era on like the late sixties seventies counterculture. Era the folk movement with dylan. Great writers that have specifically kind of talked about dylan. The band from girl. Marquess to barney. Hoskyns you know. The list goes on that have really dedicated. A law Have you consume some of that material and like what is your opinion on some of this stuff as a writer as a fan It quench thirst did you. Did you think oh. I need to know more like what. What was your experience with some of the writings around the band. So i'll get back to that question. I i definitely feel like there isn't enough written about the band especially as i'm sure you get this too is it comes to richard manual like there's almost nothing about him individually But i definitely read barring austin. But i thought that was very good. I read the craig sheriff's book on one of the newer ones from Kenneth hardy tuber neck. That was pretty good. You know but there's definitely not a lot which is kind of unfortunate because there's such a huge amount of history and huge amount individual people to understand their and again. I'll shot your odd cast. Their the bats been huge for that. Like that's one of the best resource south there. I think appreciate it. No thank you. Yeah i think you touched on a very interesting point here. you know. there's some writing. There's a lot of general writing about the band as a whole A lot of the writing tends to dominate towards. Leave on and and and robbie. And i think there's a couple of reasons we can deduct here. They were definitely probably the most on the forefront of the group before and after They both have their own bios on them. Leave on has to now like the one his autobiography and then the the lovely book that sandra choosy wrote a few years ago and then robby has testimony and apparently he's putting out a second volume with more so you know. Obviously it's going to be talked about a little bit more but for you in your project here that we're going to get into i i can. I can be deduced. That you have an affinity for for richard manual but was was he in particular somebody that you were Drawn to or or do you have a favorite member. I know that's a tough question for a lot of folks. Was there somebody songs or singing or instrumentation that you were really drawn to when you were digging deeper into the man. Richard is definitely my favorite. You do actually. I was kind of drawn to right off the bat. Even when. I didn't necessarily know who was who. I didn't know anybody's names. There was something about voice said music from big pink was huge for me and obviously he starts any finish the outweighs the first in the last voice you here but it took me a little bit of listening to the ban on. She's listening kind of casually and one day. I was like you know what. I like them a lot. I'm connecting with them. I want to find out more about them. And i was reading more about richard and just learning about his life in what about with and how died and i was listening to their music. Because you know that's basically all. I listen to you anymore. Sleeping had come on while. I was researching and i listened to it before but all sudden i was hearing those.
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"barney hoskyns" Discussed on Rock N Roll Archaeology
"Welcomes pages. i'm barney hoskyns. I'm here in person with my colleagues pringle and martin. Kolia yes folks. We're recording in london office for the first time in eighteen months. And we're delighted to be joined by the wonderful richard williams. Welcome richard hi bonnie. Hi richard you were wonderful guest when you came in. I think about two years ago. So i really recommend episode. Forty one anyone listening to this today. We're going to focus on two box sets being released this month. One that collects the first seven hours by the late. Laura near and the other a beach. Boys sets cooled feel flows which focuses on the sunflower and surf's albums from nineteen. Seventeen seventy one. Let's start with laura who you've written extensively about richard neither one of the pieces we have on the homepage as we your ninetieths. You won't pace about her rehearsing for bbc. Two's in concert program and loved. When did you first become aware of lure nearer. When he lie and the thirteenth confession came out which i think was probably early. Sixty nine are remember. Having a week off. Work from being ill and i got a bought alliance thirteen confession which came in. Its english sleep. Which wasn't nearly as nice as the americans leave. I discovered course neither did it have the perfumed insular postering so insistence so i was able to appreciate it of undistracted by these flippers. And i spent a week listening to that album and kind of internalizing it metabolising. It and i thought it was one of the most extraordinary things i'd ever heard an. I still do so. That was how i encountered him. Sounds about right. And you. I wrote about her. In what seventy seventy one of the festival show data saturday the sixth of february nine hundred seventy one evening with moore nerve for one pound fifty. I didn't pay thirty cells and of course it was an evening not just with laura niro but with her boyfriend at the time. Who is jackson browne who attacked and who is pretty well unknown to the general audience for sure but who came on did a perfectly nice did brought me on the water and things like that and then she did her set at the piano looking very dramatic and from southern canada. Bamako known earth are and it was. It was pretty fabulous and it was quite a you know it was it was full. People were waiting for it. A certain kind of person you the sort of person who went down to buy their imports at one. Stop on south molton street and there were quite a lot those then and it was. I- i it for the times and it was mom dumped it and then she came back a little while later for the in concert. Bbc waving another especially in concert tickets to the sitter online growth. Ever not a lot of who things like the detail. I love from that. Is that if you're in camera range from the bbc you got paid ten bulbs a member of the audience. Can i go back and play along those consummate site. Johnny mitchell and james taylor the front row. Don't timbo mesa. The sad thing about that concert is that it was mom it was. I think it was half an hour. Maybe forty years wasn't certainly no longer than that. But it was her solo again in front of the small audience in the tv theater really great very intimate and it was absolutely full on one hundred percent near and it was wiped doesn't doesn't exist and i went to quite a lot of trouble to try and see if anything survived from it. I got in touch with stanley dorfman. Who is the producer. Who's in retirement in los angeles and he. Frankly cabello remember. It certainly didn't have a copy of it and there appears to be no called anyway which is pretty amazing. Because there's usually a copy of everything somewhere Maybe she didn't want an for staff humid. I mean there's a portion this is back in the late seventies and it was a policy even then to a particular just to get rid of it just wipe over the tapes and reuse them uncertain engineers made it that business to nick stuff you know or or get a copy take but they do they. I remember my dad's there was little place melodies around the corner from us cover garden and if they listen to a goon show they would necessitate of it so when they came to find the things that baby why some people had estimates of these of these games. Well they were wiping earliest the sixties because when albert isla played at the s. e. in one thousand nine hundred sixty seven and that was done for tv series of germs. Yeah jazz goes to college. And that was what immediately because stein. So laura laura can you explain why you think laura is so great. I mean i happen to agree with you. But we're here with two men who don't live and quite divisive. I'm saying tomorrow morning. If you really immerse yourself in work then a voice that can sound quite melodramatic and and social shrill and pauper ethic. He'll still sounds. But i love it now and i guess it to me. It makes sense in the context of what she's doing. So i mean the music is always a subjective experience. But how how would you on sell. Laura to lure skeptic. Subjecting accepted writing room. I know how would you. I think you have to understand that you. She came out of the york culture which included the brill building. Songs the great uptown. So stuff that was being written by govern king man while and barry and greenwich then she signed she. Did she loved them. And do you know she. She grew up seeing as well as studying music forming. So she had. I just i i think i heard all that straight away and also you know there's a bit of broadway show in her which i think is part of the thing that puts people off. I think that'd been put.