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"john leventhal" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"York tar festival everyone isolating and sheltering at home we're going to hear another version of the light of this world we heard your ma clocking in performing it before this is Brandon Ross and when the video came in I have to say it wasn't till he started singing that I recognized the song because it is a total I mean he's like turn this into something completely different totally his own really striking arrangement of the light of this world then you will hear death don't have No mercy in an arrangement and performance by the singer amethyst kia she'll give her own little introduction to the song and they will wrap up the set with Rosanne cash the Grammy winning singer songwriter author and her husband John Leventhal Grammy winning producer and guitarist and their version of trying to get home three songs by the Reverend Gary Davis in three very different arrangements this is if you C. as long this this for this this thanks Rev.
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"john leventhal" Discussed on Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen
"My name is John. Doerr Julia Lowry Henderson. I think my favorite studio three sixty memory is Julia lowery. Henderson and myself went to Toni. Morrison's apartment was just about to hit. Stop on the recorder and Toni. Morrison said now Mr Engineer. You have a little chore and Keep Rolling Over there in that corn it. Okay that Little Lampton that little thing there bottles of vodka. She asked me to pour her glass to celebrate the interview. You may join me if you you welcome. No just pour me. A drink is what I'm saying. It was the middle of the afternoon. Technically we were working. Both of you. Have some you've done well today. Who's going to say no to Tony Morrison offering? You shall not be our success. I am now here with the fabulous grammy-winning singer-songwriter Rosanne cash along with her husband and guitarist and producer. John Leventhal. Welcome back the cynical funny thing that people say about the ends of things these days. There's no it's all about the friends you made along the way but then I realized of all of the hundreds and perhaps close to a thousand people that I've had in here talking to having conversations with there's only one person I've actually become a friend of an with as a result and that's you madam. Cry That's the antenna No and I don't know why that is. I mean I I am not the warmest and fuzzy human being on earth sound say I partly no why it is that because you and I are really similar in why we came to New York. And we've never actually talked about this but I think that you and I both were New Yorkers before we got here and we came from places that were running different from where we are now and that we came to find out who we were really like. We saw ourselves in the mirror of New York. And I think that drew us to each other's friends well as long as we're talking about Meeting on this show we have actually a piece of the tape of that Meet not so cute moment from the first time you were on here in two thousand four.
"john leventhal" Discussed on 760 KFMB Radio
"To you are the most important people to vote for so in my opinion there are four elections that are really I. key or if the county in the city first Michael my colleague standpoint it is six five and seven per city council I'm supporting John Leventhal in district five and only those in district seven these are seats currently held by mark Kirsty and Scott Sherman it's more probably selfish I don't be the only Republican city council it's easy to lose but not by jelly belly are are are a great guy their their business owners are common sense I'm doing this for all the right reasons and they're energetic a lot of great ideas about how to bring common sense to city hall and Natalie more than anything else over there because I've Joe Levin hall in my district I'm Joe Leventhal and who's the other one no only so says this excitement that here and mission valley area that Carlos so that kind of area of the city of district seven no we don't okay I do aside by the mayor's race obviously I've static this guy for five and half years ordained for number of years when he ran for office originally businessman you know I'm I'm hopeful yesterday through it that the run into the run out so if you get stopped the top two and last time Gloria gets above fifty percent no no no we got rid of that okay you know matter what okay good good good I'll go talk to yeah okay and just as real quick do you have a chance of winning this thing it's about mean I need to be Frank it's it's it's up about I mean we're in a city that is I think eighteen percentage points more democratic and be more right now but he bring the different I think values that common times the way he speaks his mentality on things there is a there's a level there and I think that'll resonate with with voters to be able to get his message out Papa folks okay are very good who else and then visors to district three hi Christina he is the swing seat with the county and that if we lose this seat he goes blue for the first time and I don't even know how long at least thirty years and she has less pain and all that and there's gonna be a lot of money spending answer no matter whom gets through the the run up against her but we need to be behind or under percent and district is a key one for how a very well oiled machine at the county and terms of crash the building goes into that in the future all right so that's Olga Diaz is the Democrat and terra Lawson Remer as well three Democrats are running against president who's moved more votes out of the two Democrats that's a good question and you know I've heard back tears probably has a little bit of the lead she's working up on the White House I'm just a lot more connection to the very progressive RT how wildly all good as progressive as it is but old age more of that mindset from my understanding and she's the one who I think is is taken by a little bit of leadership you see a rise in the brain numbers in in California and indigo she could be the one take it through the run off okay because we got how does the one sample design and some other races out there but those are the four that are really really key for Stan Diego and the region as we move forward city attorney Mara Elliott who's the current one message I don't know him and then Cory Briggs Jeez we know him are you talking you know yes Mars occurred it tourney you know we've had our differences in great documented in the past but more than anything I mean Korea's someone who we can and we know very well he comes from that A. Geary brand running this morning the city in writing a C. tourney's office where it's more about politics as opposed to the office and what they do and professionalism and the office so that's all I care about more than a yelp is there a movie and the politics and the attitude that maybe goes and all that because they're not policy making and they are about or law and the army corps intervene as law enforcement officers across the board pretty wild tomorrow might be better than Cory Briggs I will put that on you know that calm I would just thanks okay so that's all I have about that's it right so so I guess the big picture these it is the primary so top to move on no one's gonna win any races all except for the proposition that's that's that's for good okay I will pay off in one of the races well too that's really important is a feminist or seventy seven in my opinion Brian main shine who is the current office holder Republican turned Democrat he's running against a woman named June contrast one hundred that's the one that machine Tom business woman PTA president grandfather the schools comes from the community someone who has she been showing up to a number of community events you know Brian is someone who it said well you know my both have really changed I think there is one of the most laughed at the members up there now it's anywhere he was just a year ago hello I want a lot of the party in a local church were pushing for him to win and invested heavily in them the switch you know a number of weeks after that election was very disappointed that we don't I don't think need in our on our delegation up in Sacramento it's hard enough we don't need anything turncoats in June will be one Chris Cate city councilman research by thanks for help thank you have a hard day we'll talk again and I hope to have that that debate on measure C. which I'm against expanded the coverage is there okay very good so you got any questions one out of seven sixty KFMB we had talked to the people on the phone about this new in Sierra thank are gonna have this conversation for the millionth time.
"john leventhal" Discussed on Sound Opinions
"Move down. Road gyms pick for one of the undeniable moments of two thousand nine hundred and I agree wholeheartedly. Not only for little house ex but bringing back Miley Cyrus Dad remains. Don't know autour behind. breaky heart needed a revival. Oh my goodness it's you know But th there's multiple levels to that song and its impact on the culture. There was a huge argument in country. Music circles about whether it was even could even be played on country radio or nominated for his part. Yeah yeah so it was. It was wonderful to Billy Ray. Cyrus stuck his foot in there and said wait a minute you know this is his country's is any song. It should be on country radio so I love the whole you know blow up that caused speaking of country music of different Ilk Rosanne cash Happened to be the daughter of one of the greatest country. Singers of all time. Rosanne cash herself is one of the great singers of all time. As far as I'm concerned she went on a tour. A very small all tour with right cooter performing the songs of her father which is a pretty big deal because Roseanne avoided her father's songs for many many years ears. She didn't want to be seen as writing her. Father's coattails perfectly justifiable reason. Not to be doing it. She's certainly built her own career with its own credibility with author. Our own brilliant says a songwriter singer. COOTER was the one that said. Hey You should do your dad songs at some point. I think it's a I think it's worth a shot because cooder comes at it from a standpoint of a fan of both artists Roseanne and Johnny Johnny being a huge influence on him as a young man growing up in California. Hearing that voice on the radio made him want to become A musician pick up that guitar playing Luther Perkins Johnny Cash's original Guitar Player so to see this show was just a a true moment of Greatness that perhaps will not be repeated. I hope they make a record at some point of those performances and put it out but meanwhile we have the performances Some are caught on bad. Add Youtube videos but what I love is what they did to the catalog. They did not treat it as a something to be revered like a monument. We can't mess with they. Were going going in there with the idea that. Hey we're GONNA WE'RE GONNA interpret these songs we're not gonNA copy them. Particularly Great was cooter playing the original Luther Perkins Guitar Fifty Five Five Fender Esquire for you. listeners out. There who care about those sort of things and the way he sliced and diced the rhythm on hey porter was a thing to see. And then even better was Roseanne tackling. I walk the line. I talked to her before the show and she said there is no way I could perform perform that song. I I was not going to touch it. I don't WanNa be the cutesy daughter performing her father's best known song never no way. No how and her husband John Leventhal. Who was part out of this story? Also a terrific guitar player producer. Said I think I got a way to do this. Where it could be your song instead of just you repeating your Dad's song they did this kind of Salteri? Swinging kind of relaxed grew very dark that totally transformed and allowed Roseanne to really create her own vision of what the Song Song represented those words of devotion coming from her as opposed to her dad taking on new meaning a beautiful version of I walk the line from the COOTER Rosanne cash tour earlier this year. Unsound Opinions That is I walk. The line from Rosanne cash and Reiko their recent tour. It is not officially released Beware of that but hopefully someday. I'm.
"john leventhal" Discussed on Sodajerker On Songwriting
"I mean, all of that came cross, you know, in John Lennon's voice in the obsessive -ness of the lyrics like he standing on her doorstep looking through a window. And he sees her even though she says, she's not there. It's just so intriguing and mysterious, and I thought well, this is what happens when you're an adult you step into this world of romantic obsessions. And inevitable loss. And then you know, I saw in my own parents merit in. There was something about it. I think I tried to write songs like that for a long time. Maybe I'm still trying to write songs like, but it was also a really seamless thing between the story in the song knows really sharp visual images in this way. All in John Lennon's voice, be known yells out. I nearly died. Just so raw than beautiful. Yeah. Crazy powerful song. Isn't it? Yeah. We got to speak to Paul actually this year, Paul McCartney, and he talked about when he writes, the adopts the persona sometimes of another office store songwriter to so free himself from his own. So of a pros to is that something you've ever done any songwriting tried to take on the people. I mean. You know, much deeper songwriter than I am in. I imagine that it's easy for him to go. All right in the voice of Chuck bari-ara, right in the voice of Ella, Fitzgerald, or whatever. I know that a few times I've written songs imagining other people singing them, but I don't know I've written will. I think I've tried to write with the structure of the Beatles. You know that verse chorus middle aged structure because I really deconstructed that for myself at an early age. But you know, I couldn't write subterranean homesick blues. Make it work. That's very particular to exceptional songwriter name Bob Dylan, but I do try to sometimes right third person and like song on the river in the thread when the master calls the role that was written totally to your characters voices. Wrote the lyrics with Rodney Crowell in John Leventhal the music. That was probably the farthest I've gone from writing from my own experience. But it was really beautiful experience to ride it. We look that song. You set yourself quiet task without what did new Canada got a historical narrative and kind of whites of history behind. Yeah. Yeah. And you know that line about can the union be preserved in having it mean both things both the country and the couple just loved that loved going deep inside those characters it actually was deeply moving. Amir. Remember crying more than once writing the lyrics in Ron news. Great. You know, Rodney is very meticulous. He's very disciplined as a songwriter. And it was annoying sometimes, but we worked well together. When the master calls. We writing thinking that you didn't really have any designs on being a professional musician songwriter until you renew your twenties. No, I started writing songs at eighteen. Right. So I thought I would just write songs I really didn't want to make records or perform or tour. Just I was really shine private person. I thought writing songs with just the greatest profession to send them out into the world to other people could sing them. I just loved that idea. But then you know, I made these demos of my songs, and I got a recording contract. And then I was making albums and then became a performer to promote those albums, and I grew into my life. I grew into what I do. Now was a kind of a moment where you wrote the song that you felt so tend to Cohen some of our guests have got those kind of temple songs, you know. Yeah. I think I'm like I record. I wrote..
"john leventhal" Discussed on 1A
"Lacks secrets. One head-on at ten can't Tim. This. Pin? Love. It happens. Obscene. I've seen the phones and everything. Seen the loan vacant stare. Now. Through seasons. Change. You can. When it happens. I've seen sucking hits back in full Rossum great divide against a map of Bredon. View. So cut in drive when you kiss. The mayor. Well, you can learn within. It happens. Doug's has been Nisshin moon and moon. I've seen stars NBA's flies above the state house dome. Trump's. I was blind. Pecan? Those were Rosanne cash, Josh Ritter. Lori McKenna and Sheryl Crowe all singing on by degrees. Deborah emailed your album seven year ache became the soundtrack for painful time in my life. You gave voice to my heartbreak and gave me the strength to walk away from an unhappy marriage. I am forever grateful. Tell us about that album seven year ache. Yeah. Yeah. That was my second album in states. I had made one in Europe before that just kind of died a. Instant death. Mitch was actually a good thing. But I think that that's when I felt I broke through as a songwriter and was twenty four years old. And didn't know what I was doing. Sometimes I sing that song in concert now. And I think how did that young girl. Right that so, but there were there were so mom raw moments on that record. I at that means a lot to me that she says the it gave her strength to leave an unhappy marriage. You know, what's interesting is that when you write songs, and you don't know what it's going to mean to your audience. You know, what it means to you? But that's why hesitate to say what songs are about and take away someone else's interpretation. Yeah. Got never know how it's gonna do for somebody. You hope it does something that they bring their own life in their own feelings to it and leave it open for their own how they're going to use it in their own psyche. Who has your songwriting process changed over the years? You say you look back at that. At the the twenty something gal who wrote that compared to who you are. Now, how has that process? Volved for you. I'm not so worried that it's going to go away, you know, last early on. I every time I would write something that I thought was good. I think well, that's it never gonna write another song akin. And then eventually it would come back. You know, I had this fear that I had a quota at birth. I don't think like that anymore. So that's changed for me. And I have more confidence in not spelling things out. And leaving more ambiguity in the lyrics, and I'm more comfortable with collaboration to I you know, I collaborate a lot with my husband, John Leventhal, and he's not a lyric writer and heat. So he writes, the music I write the lyrics when we collaborate and I've learned to. Enjoy not being territorial about my songs territorial. Yeah. Like oh. I have to write everything, you know, it has to be exactly every moment has to be my own expression. Well, when he writes, the music he brings his self to it, and I benefit from his gifts, you know. And I'm happy to do that. What was it allowed you to open yourself up to that? I think maturity and lack of fear, you know, like, I wanna create good work in the world. And I'm I enjoy collaboration to achieve that. Sometimes. Susann wrote as lovers of live music performances. My husband and I treated ourselves to a trip to New York to heroes in at Carnegie Hall. It is an indelibly magnificent memory what about as a live performer. How do you feel that.
"john leventhal" Discussed on On The Media
"Listener supported w in Y C studios. It was a packed house last Friday night at WNYC's Greenspace when I sat down with singer songwriter. Rosanne cash to talk about her new album, the conversation quickly turned to the sources of her creativity. And the themes of mortality and love and Dafa female. This is her first record in nearly five years and the four time Grammy winner calls it her most personal album to date, the title track was just named one of the top five songs of two thousand eighteen by the New York Times as the Boston Globe said she is both speaking out and looking inward, and you said there's nothing outside of yourself. They're not in this record. No last three albums. I did were teamed albums black Cadillac about loss. And then the list which was a covers record Bill listing of songs by data giving me when I was a kid and then the river and the thread the last one which was really geography both emotional ancestral and musical of the south, and I really didn't wanna do themed record again, I felt this urgency to get back to personal songwriting urgent. See is how I experienced the record. I'm in its lush, it's gorgeous. But there is a sense that there are things that you have to say you say them with a kind of eloquence that allows every listener to sort of project themselves into it for actually blushing. Thank you. Why do you think it took fourteen albums to produce the most personal one so far? I just don't give a damn anymore. Eight. I mean, we were talking about this before about we're two months apart in age and at this point in our lives, you just not don't flinch more to give. That's you don't have anymore. That's exactly right. And and yet we still have a lot to say and less time to say it. So there's a feeling of urgency that everything I want to do in my life lyrically musically. Personally, I have to do it. Now how much of it is about taking stock. A lot. I mean, you, and I we were talking about both gratitude and freedom before we came out here. What do you want the most I wanna feel grateful, and I wanna feel free and taking stock of regrets? So that you can finally let them go taking stock of how much rage you still have left in your body. So put it in a song, and the preciousness of what I have, you know, a long term relationship children work. I love five kids five kits gave birth to four got one for free. That was a lot of box cop. Yeah. Do you? Remember the first song you ever? I do. But you're not going to ask me to tell you anything about it. I like not even like two lines. Well, I will tell you because I had to do this show called first and worst. It was a fundraiser from the music health alliance which is a great cause. Which is the only reason I did this you had to play the first song you ever wrote. And the worst song you ever wrote. They happened to be the same song for me. And it was called love his lost. Again, isn't that deep? So tell me about the only thing worth fighting for. T-bone Burnett, and I have been friends for a long time is a great producer music, supervisor beautiful soul was music supervisor for true detective, so he called me up. And he said, well, you write some lyrics that are kind of about destruction. And maybe there's a bird in it. And some you know, just kinda went on and on I go. Yeah. That's my wheelhouse. I'll do that. And so I wrote these lyrics and sent them to him, and he and lira Lynn wrote the music and it ended up opening the second season of true detective, and even though it was a commissioned work in a way, it was still like really me. It was still where I was in my life. So even that one and a second song that he asked me to write lyrics for called, my least favorite life. They were still me. It was it was all there. It's all you can do. Right now. It's all I can do right now. It's right. What else am I going to do get it from television? You You know, know? why don't think? So. Can we hear it? Yes. Soon asked Zev Katz. Sean Peltonen John Leventhal to come up. Leaking? This hall. Then. Through.
"john leventhal" Discussed on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA
"Christina aguilera. Very good Christina's thirty eight. Christina was nine years old. She was on my Katie k t television show. Gave her the lyrics to this song. He wrote that she's really talented. Sweetheart, Christina Aguilera's, thirty eight today. Also, see if you recognize this tune. Let the good times roll. The cars. Okay. Elliott. Guitar player sixty five. You know, who John Leventhal this? Now. He won a Grammy for record and song of the year for producing. I mean, I've heard this song. The guy behind do, you know? So much about country music. All right. Here's Randy Houser. Randy's forty three. This. Rapper D M X. Oh, yeah. Sporty eight actor Brad Pitt is fifty five and said a bunch hit. I just watched maybe Troy for the first time this week. One Steven Spielberg movie. AT PT. That's good Seeven Spielberg is seventy two today, man. He's had a few hits. And.
"john leventhal" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Both in the service of telling a diff- a larger story in which he plays. One was at one was about called the king of tears, and it was all about why is country music so adept at communicating strong emotion and the other one was a song. This crazy episode about Elvis and the soggy couldn't sing about pair practice and Bobby shows up in the middle of that. But in no neither neither did. I talk to him directly about his craft. And so I thought I would be really fun to do an episode of broken record where I sat down with Bobby and asked him to bring two of his songwriting pals from Nashville gun Henry and Don schlitz to the great. This is like this is like the dream the Nashville dream team we gathered together, and I just hadn't talked about. They're the particular. They were all part of the song writing revolution in Nashville in the seventies and eighties and just hadn't talk about what that meant. And it was I just thought it was. I love the conversation was just went on for hours. We could've run hours of it. I mean, we had to sort of painfully cut it back. Yeah. One of the things I thought was really interesting in that episode was them discussing how the songs they wrote and the type of country songs they wrote then couldn't be successful now because it took so long to get to the hook the gambler. Yeah. Great example that. The gambler doesn't you don't understand what's going on till verse whatever it is to and the same thing with with Bobby Braddock. Great George Jones song he stopped loving her today where the payoff is not until the very end. And there was sort of a fascinating point that today the song has to declare itself right away. Back then in fact, this wonderful out. I think Don Henry said which is the used to tell you to take your first I and turn it into your second verse. They wanted delayed pay off. I was fascinated. I want to bring in another clip from Rick Rubin. He's actually mentioned your most recent episode is being a great helped. Johnny cash is creative practice. Let's take a listen to this clip and talk about it on the other side. Rick came in. Like, a spirit brother and my whole family. I think owes him a huge debt for what he did for DAT. I mean, he. It was such a redemptive act. We should mention you talking about Richard Rubin. Sues a one of the partners in this podcast. Yeah. And produced I think all your father's last five, the American recordings. Yeah. Which are of course, choose landmarks. Yeah. I always thought of dad like Matisse, you know, like Matiz starting with representational art going into impressionistic. And then this burst of creativity at the end of his life. You know, when he did the jazz dancers like he kept we inventing himself. And I think he that fallow. Period on mercury when he did all that kind of really. Some really shallow and pedestrian recordings. Then he just burst open when Rick came on. Rick gave him permission to be the artist. He was not sort of a musical artist plugged into some sort of song slash hit making national machinery, which at that point was just a very bad fit for your father. Yeah. Yeah. I mean, he needed some to say, you're Johnny cash. Yeah. Are you doing your Johnny cash? Let go of all of this. Let's just sit you down with the guitar just you in the jar. And let's get back to the basics, and, you know, a sort of fun as a listener of your podcast is Rick Rubin in the first episode talks about working with Johnny cash. Yeah. Can you share a little bit about that? Because we felt like a really nice book. I mean, I know this is your last episode, but it was interesting to call back. Yeah. Yeah. No. Because we were I in my when I was jotting with Rick for our exit one we started with his early days in hip hop. And then I was interested in how far he traveled from that. And we talked about Johnny cash. He had this wonderful moment where he talked about that. There was too. Johnny cash is there's the kind of iconic Johnny cash, and then there was who Johnny cash was as a person. And I thought he was going to say my role as a producer was was to show, you the authentic Johnny cash, and he said the exact opposite that my role as producer was to recapture the conic Johnny cash, and I love that. He was you know, the instinct that you wanted to see the man and all his faculties actually wrong. What you really want to see is the kind of artistic self that he created for himself which had been diminished by this kind of mediocre work. And what Rick was doing was leading the. The kind of the genius reassert himself. And I thought that it's beautiful encapsulation of Rick's genie's has a producer. That's what he does. I think he allows the iconic artist to surface and also that idea of how different asong can be and the meaning of a song can be hurt. I'm thinking, oh, yes. Depending upon who's singing it and at what point they are in their life. And how it's it's a sort of a more tragic song when Johnny cash is singing it oh sung sung by a seventy year old as opposed to a twenty year old. It's a different the song is. There's no relationship between those two versions. I don't think what is better than the other. They're just different songs. I mean, sticks to ordinary sort of insight to have to say, oh my goodness. Johnny cash in that kind of broken with that broken down voice. Singing hurt would be entirely new creation. Yeah. It's it's devastating. Sometimes if you're in the certain mood, you listen to it. Should come with a warning. This funny. You picked up that quote, though, because I deliberately did not ask Rosanne cash about her father and she volunteered as she did. Well, the the conversation went that way, we're talking about both their parents. But you know, she is this. I think she's now sixty three she's had this almost forty year career. She actually was rejected by Nashville before her father. She did an album called interiors. Which is I think one of the great albums ever made. In one thousand nine hundred and was said, yeah, we can't play this on the radio. She's like really because it seems pretty good to me. So I really wanted to deal with her. I thought on her own. I think she's probably personally gets a little sick of the first line of every you know, review or article says daughter Johnny cash, and you know, she's a she's her own person. And she's a incredibly fascinating. Super smart person. She's super smart. Yeah. She's she's great to talk to and that was by the way, her husband in their John Leventhal who is just the heartbreaking guitar and piano player apparently plays all instruments. It's one of those retaining people. But I wanted to point that out. So they they both played first studio. Just wonderful. Can you tell us who else is coming up? We've got Dave hill who else. Well, we have a bunch of stuff stashed away for next season. We have we have a wonderful Robbie Robertson interview. We have read a phone book. We have. We've as mechanic of emperor weekend coming when his new album comes we have. Some other stuff. I I can't reveal I'll take to thank you..
"john leventhal" Discussed on World Cafe
"Cafe the the first time I heard that that song. And the first time I read the title of the record. I thought it sounds like a threat it's kind of on a knife's edge. It's a threat, and it's also common. Like in some ways, it's very sexy. I'm going to remember everything about you. And in other ways, it's threat like don't mistrust my memory. I remember everything right? I started thinking about memory in what a burden it would be to remember everything about your life. Where you were on your twelfth birthday the first day of tenth grade every person you've met, you know, every flu you had. And then in another way, I thought you know, it would. It's a comfort thing about it being in some kind of psychic library that everything that's happened to us there that comforts me away. I want to play a little bit of a song that you co wrote with your husband, and you mentioned John Leventhal who co produced the album with Tucker Martine as the sun the undiscovered country that that sort of explorers. I guess we'll literally explores in the league's the undiscovered country between a woman and a man tell me a little bit about exploring that dynamic with your husband as raider. Well, I wrote the lyrics, and I labored over these lyrics for months and months, and I wrote four or five different melodies to it. And I just couldn't find it. I knew they weren't right? And so I asked John to write the music, and he had it immediately, which you know is throw but the song it takes a journey. You know, it starts in the past. All those who go before us. And then to are the future all those who follow after our children. But in the center of all of that is the place where we have questions at won't be answered. And this woman who's a savior? And I don't mean a religious savior. Or is it a particular person, you have in mind or sort of a it's a lot of women. I have in mind, it's all the women who take risks and used their voices in public in our attacked and assaulted for it and. Still are courageous. And they do it for all of us. Yeah. Okay. Well, let's listen to let's us into the undiscovered country. Go. The mothers king shakes. Full dust up in. If you. You can. From the track. Good bum. It's mad. Bye. The goals. No, they. Shining. And some just. In a. So. Thanks..
"john leventhal" Discussed on World Cafe
"Cash is new album. She remembers everything Roseanne welcome back to world. Cafe. Hi, tania. Thank you. Hi. So one thing that really strikes me on that song in particular. But on the whole album in general is sort of the the round -ness of your voice. I take that as a compliment. Thank you. I'm glad well, it's meant that way. It's just I I don't know why this was like the first thing that I wanted to ask you about. But I'm burning to ask you about it because it's it's like recorded in three dimensions. It feels like. So is there something that you've learned over the years as a singer that that allowed it to sound the way that it does on? She remembers everything. Two parts to that question. I think partly my voice is aging it's aging fairly. Well, I like how it's aging, and you know, Rachel said, you're better singer at fifty than you are twenty-five because your life shows up in your voice, and I truly believe that. And the other part is the Sonics have always been really important to me an unfortunate to work with on this record with a couple of producers, Tucker Martine, and John Leventhal who have. Very deep listening skills as far as the specifics of Sonics and recording. So I was the beneficiary of that on your last record on the river and the thread to to make it came out about five years ago. This it you made it by taking this sort of physical road trip to trace the places where you have roots in Tennessee, and Arkansas Louisiana and hearing your latest album hearing, she remembers everything it sorta sounds like a road trip through your own internal highways like going on on an inside road trip. Did it like that description? That's fair to say like if it felt that way if it felt that way to you. Yeah. Well, going back. I don't have any roots in Louisiana that I know about, but okay, Tennessee and Arkansas Yam, but and in Virginia as well, which shows up in the them, but the south is kind of this mystical place this record write it was plumbing. Some of my own depths, and I love men very much. But I've just felt like I just didn't wanna hear. Any male narratives on this record? I just you know, I just wanted so badly to tell a woman story my story, my experiences, my hope my rage. My love my madness. And however particular that is not tried to tilt it. So that it fits some idea of what socially acceptable, or what the male narrative is. It's any sense at all that makes total sense. And I'm already thinking of like so many examples of of songs on the record that sound like what you've just said the convenience about everyone. But me as an example of of of that, and what what a what a woman goes through. But, but I I wanna ask you like there's an urgency to what you've just said that makes me think that you do you feel like you've done that before in in your career? Does it feel like a new thing to say to say this? No, I mean, I have done it before my career. No, it doesn't feel new it feels more urgent as you said. That's a very good word for it. I have more to say I have less time to say at this point in my life. I have four daughters and a son. And when my son went away to college last year, there was one of the questions on his college essay. When he was applying was what what is the one thing in this world, you would change if you could. Any wrote sexism, and I didn't see that coming. It was powerful. And I started thinking a lot about my daughter's when I was writing the songs on this record. And everything that's happened in the last few years and how they feel devalued. They tell me they feel devalued and it's heartbreaking. So I kind of assimilated that into my own story my own history. I mean when I was first starting to make records, I didn't think about. Gender separation. I I never liked the idea of being called a woman songwriter or a woman singer, and I didn't make sense to me I thought well how why would you separate songwriters by gendered?.
"john leventhal" Discussed on World Cafe
"Rosen has a new album out today. It's called she remembers everything in some ways. It's very sexy. I'm gonna remember anything about. And in other ways, it's a threat. Don't miss trust my memory. I remember everything the album explores rage regret long-term love feminism memory, and we use that are detailed enough to feel like they're coming for those and the generous enough to let us your own stories. In sounds Roseanne is an outspoken advocate for issues like gun control spoken out against gun violence for twenty years and for artists rights. She was recently honored with the spirit of Americana free speech award and believe it or not the first ever speech award spirit of Americana was given to her father Johnny cash back in two thousand and two. I was taught if you don't speak your conscious. You don't have the curse to state known convictions in. You're not worse thing. These are my convictions. You're going to hear Roseanne I talk about her views on gun control. And you should know that we recorded this conversation more than a week ago. So we spoke before news broke that a gunman shot and killed eleven worshippers this past Saturday at the tree of life synagogue in Pittsburgh, okay? Versions album, sheer remembers everything was co produced by Tucker Martine and by Roseanne's husband and longtime collaborator. John leventhal. It features some guest appearances, including Kris Kristofferson, Elvis Costello and call Malloy of the December assists who appears on the song rabbit hole. Let's have a listen to a piece of that one before we talked to Rosanne cash just. Bins. I'm looking for. You make..
"john leventhal" Discussed on All Songs Considered
"Hilton. I'm here with an powers, LARs Guttridge, Stephen Thompson. And we're looking at the best new albums out on November second, and we start the second half of our show off with the singer Rosanne cash in her album, she remembers everything. Just. Just. Bliss. A woman. Split. Laughed. To show me. Version caches the singer record is she remembers everything in the song called rabbit hole. Kind of mostly melancholy new new record from Rosanne cash. Yes. Rosanne cash. One of the great mood centers of our time. One of the absolute best storytellers she generally works with her husband, John Leventhal as a producer. And he is all over this record. But she also worked with Tucker Martine and the song rabbit hole is a good example of what happens when an artist who's done a lot try something with someone new in that case, Colin Meloy, that's the other voice from the December STS on that track. And I really think Roseanne taking some chances on this record provides subtle rewards. It's a super-rich session. She's talked about how she really wanted to go deep inside a women's perspective for this title track is kind of metoo story. The atmosphere IX the way Roseanne's beautiful voice works with other voices. It super-rich Rosanne cash the Ottoman. She remembers. Everything let's go to ban that Steven you turned me onto a band called stove. The album is called apostrophe S favorite friend. Stove is the Bandon Stephen. I dunno. You tell me how you pronounce it. It's written as pasta fee s favorite France. Maybe stowe's favorite friend in. This the song. We're hearing called mosquito. I think I think you're supposed to read the title of stoves favorite fry their first record from two thousand fifteen is called is stupider. Here's supposed to read that as stove is stupider. I love this band. I when if you ask me, Stephen what is the best year for music. I will say next year next year is my favorite year. I like new music, I don't necessarily like to spend a lot of time while owing in the past. I wanna hear what's next this record takes me. Right back to my college radio days. It is fairy nineties nineties in the most delicious least derivative way there are these be huge chiming hooks throughout I think bands like versus that. I love a band called. This has been names kind of my favorite music of the early nineties. And if you listen to this record what really just stands out song after song is just the quality and the sharpness of the songwriting, but I I've just been digging into this record for for weeks. And I just love it. I remember the band the velvet teen. Yeah. They do some thing where they sent the Cise. Like a lot of happening in ninety alternative rock maybe with a little bit emo-, maybe with a little bit of noise rock, but it is one of those things that the arrangements are very complex, but it comes out straightforward. Yeah. It did not take much for me to love this band. Almost immediately sprinkle that sound on the shoe and all. Some pretty low hanging for me. I admit I love the ninety cent sound to the band is stove, and they're almost stoves favorite friend or posture, fiesta favorite friend. Let's go to the artist Kelly Moran. Her new album is called ultra-violet. The
"john leventhal" Discussed on World Cafe
"Support for npr and the following message come from georgetown university featuring parttime master's degrees answered certificates in downtown d c and online information at sc s dow georgetown dot edu slash npr you're listening to the world cafe antalia sh langer for over seventy years the blind ways of alabama i have put their stamp on gospel standards but their latest album almost home is filled with personal tales alone donny gloom the gloomy owner drained from sale moon adam van that train dropped original member clarence fountain at what was then called alabama institute for the negro blind it's where he met his future bandmate jimmy carter it rouzaud was more or less lago reforms cool down they will pay he will was freed news right stay with lacoss up at night lightening of krone august the hill and hours have not noel told jimmy and clarence shared some of their stories to help right the songs for almost home they were interviewed about life at school touring the segregated south in the 40s and their unwavering as interviews were sent to many songwriters including john leventhal mark cohen valerie june and steve berlin of laos lobos who turned those stories and in some cases direct quotes from jimmy and clearance into songs that the blind boys of alabama recorded clarence led blind boys of alabama for a long time but he is well enough to tour with them right now or join us today so jimmy has taken the reins in is here with the rest of the current lineup which has rounded out by newer members who have joined over the years and who are also visually impaired we start off with their life performance of the song god knows everything off the blind boys of alabama's latest album almost home.
"john leventhal" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Overuse corp progression that one six minor four or five leak millions of pop songs use at progression oh yes whoa my husband john leventhal who's producer and musician and songwriter himself he always says all of humanity loves the relative minor and um a good sign writer will be very careful if they're going to use that progression because it's very over used to gang the melody she chose to put on top of that progression is is really sweet and lifting you know it's got a nice lift in it's got these beautiful it are ascending and descending leinster now she modulate you know it's almost like a broadway concede like if can you just stay in the same you but people love that in the sound of her kind of surrender and lack of artifice pete lau feels like she's wrapping renardson one this gentle authority that she has her voice i mean she scott soul on sheep been notes beautifully she's got great hitch done this song for what it is the best it could have been like when you look behind the curtain there's not much there it's her attorney one.
"john leventhal" Discussed on Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen
"My husband john leventhal whose producer musician songwriter himself he always says all of humanity loves the relative minor and um a good sign writer will be very careful if they're going to use that progression because it's very open used to one game and the melody she chose to put on top of that progression ozone is really sweet and lifting you know it's got a nice lifton it's got these beautiful it a ascending and descending leinster now she modulate you know it's almost like a broadway can see like kid can you just stay in the same g but people love that the sound of her kind of surrender and lack of artifice pete lau feels like she's raffarin our arms one this gentle authorities as she has our voice i mean she's got soul on cheap bins notes beautifully she's got great hitch no one more time this song for what it is the best it could have been tycoon you look behind the curtain there's not much there attor eternally live the one stop admitted you'll love the iconic couple of the 70s the captain antonio tonight it's overt captive until neil he's heading up after nearly forty years as marriage love after all did not keep them together so we find out much later that it wasn't this strange romance everybody thought it was kind of dark.