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"kevin parker" Discussed on World Cafe

World Cafe

01:44 min | 3 weeks ago

"kevin parker" Discussed on World Cafe

"I'm marina doris. My guest today in the world. Cafes team impalas. Kevin parker the slow rush is his fourth full length studio album. It's been about a decade since he released his debut full length album inner speaker. let's go even further back. Kevin you grew up with lots of music in your house. Your dad played guitar. Your brother played the drums. And could you talk about how they influenced you to start playing music. I don't know that i would have done it without that kind of presence. Obviously my memories of music of my dad kind of just playing guitar so down and what kind of music was he would he would he. Would you be hearing around the house. Like what kind of music did you play Play acoustic guitar all the time like pretty much every day. He would just play whatever sixty song he felt like covering in the living room But he was obsessed with the shadows. I don't know if you know. The shadow is like a sixties rock. Let's play like just a. I'm just gonna play a clip of shadow song right now. Wholesome all right. That was the shadows. Adopting to kevin. Parker tame.

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"kevin parker" Discussed on World Cafe

World Cafe

01:37 min | 3 weeks ago

"kevin parker" Discussed on World Cafe

"I'm reiniger as tame impala latest album. The slow rush was released in february. Twenty twenty you might remember february twenty twenty as being the west relatively normal months before the covid pandemic hit north america and lockdowns began and team. Paula a frequent music festival. Headlining band was scheduled to play a ton of shows. Then everything changed today. I speak with. Kevin parker of tame impala at his home in australia of the very different year. He's had about the slow rush about his whole musical history from when he was making quote unquote unlistenable songs as a teenager to the just released tenth anniversary edition of tame impala debut album in her speaker. Our chats coming up but let's kick things off with the song you would have probably heard tame impala play live if they could have this past year from the slow rush. Here's a bit of a loss in yesterday. Apartment pals from impala latest album. The slow rush. That was lost in yesterday. Today i'm joined by tame pal masterminded kevin parker. Welcome to the world cafe kevin. Thanks thanks for having me.

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"kevin parker" Discussed on Max & Murphy on Politics

Max & Murphy on Politics

07:33 min | 3 months ago

"kevin parker" Discussed on Max & Murphy on Politics

"Through the full hour ba talking to two of the candidates running to be the men or the people who watch over the city's billions of dollars in spending an assets and debt people running for the job of city comptroller as i mentioned at the outset. We're talking about Who we're going to trust to keep watch over. The city's billions of dollars. The city's number three job is that of city comptroller and sure it sounds boring. Nobody grows dreaming to be controller. But i've often thought that it's about the best job in the city because of the kind of vast powers has that particular kinds of authorities and interest the comptroller can exercise so the comptroller is like the city's official accounted he or she can audit all the agencies in the city of remember the agencies in the city. Spend some eighty eight billion dollars a year. So that's a lot to audit. Those audits can raise. Financial questions can also raise policy questions about you. Know the efficiency and effectiveness of the steps that the city is taking. It's an important very important check on the mayor's power in that way the comptroller also registers contract so as you know a lot of the city's work is not done by but by contractors whether it's human services or building a road or doing consulting work to figure out how the board of elections run better. Or what have you and those contracts total seventeen billion dollars a year seventeen thousand contracts. The controller can register those or not register. Those can block contracts to a degree. That's a tremendous amount of power also overseeing. The city's pension funds the five funds for police and firefighters and teachers and everybody else together compose one of the largest investment funds in the world has a lot of power as an investor deduce shareholder activism Divests from something like firearms or tobacco or fossil fuel related industries. It's a big deal. That's twenty five billion dollars under control in the comptroller's day to day. Overseer of those has a lot to do with the priorities that those pension funds pursue economic forecasting managing the debt if more than seven hundred employees and he operated big policy shop to recent lists of weighed in a different policy issues suggested plans for housing for childcare for dealing with homelessness. You name it of the council is in a position to make those suggestions and frankly not actually execute them. Because they're not. The mayor said they get to kind of sit back. And critique and suggest improvements and use the power of the city's pursestrings to achieve his or her own policy ends And that's a reason why the job is coveted by many people who are seeking a step up from the city council or borough presidency or other offices and it's also why many people who seek that office end up becoming mayor or running for mayor a beam was a comptroller Jay golden who ran for mayor. Alan have the see bill thompson and of course the current comptroller scott stringer's running for mayor the only one in that mix who did not was halston and she ran for the. Us set it. So that's pretty important office too so it say A big big job and an important one and one of the jobs that is on the docket for twenty twenty. One scott stringer as i mentioned running for mayor that's because he is term limited and so there are four people in the race as of now democratic primary in june which as you know in many races in new york city is tacit election. We don't know if there will be republican race if they did run. It's unlikely they would have much of a chance of winning. But the people will be hearing from today. Our senator kevin parker of brooklyn and city council member. Brad lander also of brooklyn They are joined in the race. By state senator bryan benjamin and has been david weapon. Those two candidates have been booked for our show on january twenty seven so two weeks from today and we'll be hearing from them then and obviously next week on the twentieth. Focusing more on inauguration stops which hopefully it will be peaceful and smooth. But we'll be ready for whatever comes our way. So we're hearing from senator kevin parker He is a democrat. He's represented the twenty first district in brooklyn since two thousand three so a veteran of albany veteran of the years too many years in the wilderness when democrats were in the minority than briefly in the majority Particularly well Back the minority now. Of course our very strong and fairly progressive supermajority in the state senate but kevin parker's looking to leave office and become the city's number three official. He is the chairman of the committee on energy and telecommunications and we'll be hearing a few moments switching to get him on the phone. Kevin parker senator from brooklyn is on the line. So welcome to maximum murphy. Hey mackey murphy you just murphy today but thanks for how are you. I'm good glad to hear that Let's dig into a den because we don't have too much time with you and it's a big job and he's got a lengthy career lot to dig into You are a state senator. You have been for many years. What do you feel about this job of comptroller. Do you feel it requires a set of qualifications. Different from other offices foam from being a mayor. Desert require some level of financial savvy. And that's something you bring to the table. Yeah you know a number of years. I've actually been in the state. Senate eighteen years. And i'm the majority whip involved the seminar energy and communications committee and i absolutely think that being city controller does bring a responsibility around a specific set of understanding about finances and and and you know understanding of finances the municipal finance her particular. Anybody who knows finance necessary understand municipal finance You know before. I got elected to the state senate work for paying whatever Doing both government affairs and ms will finance worked worked in the state office. Macomer call As that'd be direct their government affairs. And since i've been in state senate. I've been eighteen years in the finance committee Over ten years on the banking committee the insurance committee and so the issues around revenue. Projections around auditing Around managing the pension fund. Things that in my wheelhouse talk about your time in albany as you mentioned almost two decades much of that time in the minority when obviously it was difficult i'm sure to get legislation passed but when you look at your time there. What do you see as your top accomplishments. Well what do we begin right. i think i think some of it has been you know my top accomplishment the political accomplishments. I'm i'm part of literally. Four people whipped. I've been on the minority. The majority and i think that political understanding Of what it takes to us tweet place where people thinking leading into. When i got elected you know eighteen years ago of senator. You're fading in and out a bit. i don't know if you're if you're traveling or donna. Our end center we may have lost the senator.

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"kevin parker" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

08:45 min | 4 months ago

"kevin parker" Discussed on KCRW

"On this best of day, we have finally unveiled their best of lists for 2020. And though this year has been absolutely One that will never forget for all of the wrong reasons. It's been an unusually great year for music and music for us, As I said before, is really it's what's gotten me through. And if it's what's gotten you through, Um, well, we've got it here for you. And I know it's one of the things that has gotten roll through role compass for you on KCRW. Boils Dia's roll campus here for KCRW as we bring 2020 to a close and what a difficult year it has been. But one of the good things that did come out was all the fantastic music that came out amazing albums. Such great singles and artists just putting out so much music. And as we Start to look back at some of our favorites for me. My best album of 2020 came out way back at the beginning, and it's the latest from tame Impala. The slow rush so many great singles. You know, we've been a big fan of Tame Impala and Kevin Parker pretty much since the beginning in the 10, plus years of Tame Impala. So we love the music, love. His evolution, love his growth and for me so many great songs that are featured on the album, and this was on the heels of headlining Coachella and a couple of sold out shows at the Fabulous Forum in Inglewood that happened just before the shutdown in March. So I was fortunate enough to be in the house and what a difference. 10 years makes from performing at smaller venues like the El Rey to selling out two nights at the Forum in Inglewood. But I'm going to play this song. Let's leave you with this one. That is My favorite of the album and me being a huge music junkie for dance tracks and dance, music and electronica. I love the fusion of rock and soul and funk into a lot of his tracks, including this one Is it true makes me sing. It makes me dance. It makes me smile, so hopefully it does that for you as we check it out right now. Tame Impala is a true from the slow rush. It's all good. Was coming. She just said, is true. True coming down again. I don't know something. Attention. Motion. She just said, is it? Sit down a second, okay? I'm here to Oh, God, I'm going Oh, don't go. There you go. They stay damage change that so every way beyond our dreams and more stars tonight life Well in other Milken time sold awesome flag. Every side of you went there again. You. Liver break a million times section Hold on. Yeah. Nice. Was real soon and thanks Family in a million can hot billion dollars off field. No, but wetsuit thing, will you Is accept. Outstanding. Do I wish you acting job? Good fortune, boo boy. Hold on, boy, you go. Something bags should never mention song. I'll wish you happiness, Joy..

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"kevin parker" Discussed on Rock N Roll Archaeology

Rock N Roll Archaeology

07:08 min | 4 months ago

"kevin parker" Discussed on Rock N Roll Archaeology

"That's my jam. Dude i will never get tired of this flavor of psych rock ever. Yeah i knew love did i just knew it so this is like the perfect like you said psych rock right but shoe gaze at all the all the right ways to. It's like a perfect blend of shoe gays and psychedelic at that wall. Sound wall sound. I love the like the contrast of the vocals soft breathy classic cashew gays vocals plus that wall of sound and the psychedelic flair. That the attitude like it's a great great like balance. You know what i mean. Yeah and that drumbeat. That drumbeat is as a perfect like right. That psych rock pocket. I don't know i like. There's there's a certain kinda beat that goes along with his style of music that i i'm a huge fan of it. It's usually pretty simple and always just keeps driving forward and the song Yeah didn't i love it. Love it yes. So that whole record against called poly som- it is in that that same beppe that pocket. Right it's kind of like team and brand of of psychedelic like here and there. You know and then travis. I'm so glad you sat brother. Oh man what a perfect transition. I knew you had team in paula list. So i figured you would. You would play him all ya after this track as good a good flow. So yeah how can we talk about. Twenty twenty and new records without talking about team impalas very highly anticipated record. Sakib tell us what you got here. Yeah so it was early twenty twenty. I was still working in the office early. How still going into going into work everyday. I remember my my buddy or my coworkers. Who's also tame impala fan. We kinda geeked out about it. You see if i can pull up the date your yeah. This was very beginning of the year. Dude you're gonna make me get get depressed here because we had team impala tickets man. I know dude god. I'm sorry sorry so my internet. Swear cool man. I would be better off using my phone area. Yes oh so. We're talking about the slow rush and this was tame impala Latest album came out and february of this year. I listen to it as soon as it came out and so it's no secret that we were huge. Kevin parker fans. I'm glad that you said his name. Because you have to like you have to tame. Impala is kevin parker right. So it's like it's good to remind people like this is. This is kevin parker. Really you know. This is all kevin parker. If you see tame impala live. It's kevin parker with all of his friends. All of his friends from his friends are tagging along to pull off a live. Show yeah I tried really hard to leave off the obvious choices on my favorites list. You know tame impala being an obvious favorite same with the strokes left off fleet foxes but this song made it on the list because so this is the first track on the slow rush. And when i heard it dude i just i got so excited. It just made it obvious like all right. This is going to be another amazing tame. Impala record and kevin is continuing to evolve with the sound. And i'm so excited to hear the rest of the album and this to the song is easily the might be one of my favorites like in the top five favorite songs of the year. It's just something about the song. Yeah i mean you know with him. Apollo you know that you're going to be taken on a journey right so this is like yeah the first track so this is the cow. He chose to start this records journey off for the listener. Yeah and like you said. It's tame impala so like when you as all of us did who have been sort of anxiously awaiting the next impala record to drop like the The excitement level is so high. Like when you hit play you know because you're like all right one of my in store for here. You know like wh what could work. Could he possibly go from. Currents you know like what's next okay. So here is the first track on tame impala album the slow.

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"kevin parker" Discussed on Talkhouse Podcast

Talkhouse Podcast

01:43 min | 6 months ago

"kevin parker" Discussed on Talkhouse Podcast

"Thing I've on the two times have been drawn up driven down South I've had Caribou on the whole time Nice. Cool? Wicked Joe Nice to talk to you Kevin Yeah you so. Dan Snaith Aka Caribou Kevin Parker Aka Tame Impala. Thank you so much for joining us here on the talk house podcast. I WanNa take a quick moment to give a huge shout out to the TAME IMPALA SUB Reddit. You guys grabbed a screen shot of my instagram and were so enthusiastic about this talk coming down the pipe blind came and thanks again for sending me that it was so nice to get to chat with a few you guys. Online can never keep anything away from the fans. Hey, man I love it listeners. If you enjoyed this week's show, we highly recommend checking out past episodes like the Pitchfork Fest doubleheader with Fleet Foxes Robin. Peck. Mold with Milford Jagna and Blood Orange Rafael Sadique, and be sure to get the latest of Talk House on facebook twitter and instagram. That's at Talk House. You can also follow me and throw my teasers into your separate I'm at Elliot Einhorn. Are Researcher for today's show is re Sagan's and our producer extraordinaire is Mark Yoshizumi Everyone you heard on stays episode recorded themselves at home. The TACOS podcast theme song was composed and performed by the range till next week I'm Eliane Horn I'm Keenan Kush. And Tame Caribou..

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"kevin parker" Discussed on Talkhouse Podcast

Talkhouse Podcast

22:33 min | 6 months ago

"kevin parker" Discussed on Talkhouse Podcast

"You die by them. Totally. Yeah. Totally. It's funny. Do you feel like Because I think you have such a wonderful sound characteristic sound in your production that people would say like. Kevin Parker he's like a Master of studio technique and this could same question. If we want to move away from Techie, kind of stuff could apply to like song writing or whatever playing the instruments that you play your obviously super proficient as well. But my impression, I don't know what people think when they feel my record listen to my records but I always My feeling is like I just barely know enough about what I'm doing to like get this record done and when I start a new one, I'm like, why didn't they learn anything like the last six or seven albums I made them just like sitting there. There's I can get started but I'm like how the fuck did I do that last night I'm like, what? What, why don't I know how to do this yet How do you feel on that spectrum of well? The. First thing I'll say about that is like I, think that's a good sign because it's like. I think that's a sign that you don't rely on sort of techniques that you've sort of repeatedly learnt. That you're not going about it. The same method each time because if you did that, you'd get better than you and you'd be you'd know that you proficient. Like the fact that we kind of just feel it out. Each time is assigned the we do it organically. You know that's that's the way because like I one hundred percent feel exactly the same way I feel like every time I wrote an Alabama have to relearn how to write a song yeah. How do you? How do you mix drum kit? With that kind of thing, I kind of feel like I'm the worst in the world at it until I'm suddenly the best in the world and it's such a mutual way of looking at it. Everything running except drum sounds I'm like this is trash. This is awful. This is embarrassingly sheet, and then suddenly like Oh it's brilliant. Do you know what I mean like suddenly Oh you know this is like I stand by this I could share this with the world and feel good about I think like a huge part of why it still as exciting and fun and everything for me as right at the beginning was that like moment is still there when things just like click and I'm like fuck guests this is this is really working yeah I feel like that's what we'd do a full. Yeah told. Jason the jagged. Even when that happens sometimes I'm like, did I do that or did it just like happened by coincidence? I have moments when I'm like did that just kind of fortuitously fall into place and I guess that's the kind of confidence thing. Now looking back over the years I'm like I've made stuff that I'm happy with enough time. Then there's something in there that even if I'm not consciously aware of how to put those pieces together doing something right and I am and that helps me just like trust the process of just make you sick make music and that moment will happen again you know Yeah Oh. So many questions that I have just their bottle necking into one. In the whole question of confidence. As an artist do you think that US slowly becoming more confident like each time you released something that you can confidently. Say It's good. Only ask that because I feel like I am. Slowly growing confidence. All comes crashing down sometimes, you just want to delay everything you've ever done but I feel I first released an album had no confidence in it. You know I wasn't able to enjoy it and and I think like having my confidence in it and then sort of like retrospectively looking back I'm going like, Oh, it was pretty good like realizing that that's a cycle in each time you do it. So that's probably what's going to happen again like when are released an album usually that's like the lowest point of my opinion of that. That's funny. And it goes up from there. Okay. Like it's funny because you. emailed. Me a little while ago saying like, Hey, let's like swap albums. And that was just finished the Slo. I just finished recording recording it, and that's usually when I can't listen to. Any music that I hear that's amazing. Just sounds incredible. It's Depressingly good. And you will hey, let's say you my album I remember saying please. Yeah, I know I can't I can't. I can't deal with new Caribou album and now. Yeah I could recognize, but it's funny. It's happens at a different time for me because and this is super fascinating to me. Again, I'm the questions are bottle-necking again. Feel like generally I'm kind of growing in confidence and the other thing that's super important to me is having the same people my whole twenty years of you make music, my wife and Karen Hampton for both of those people will take me down I trust both their tastes in music and they will tell me with like the unvarnished truth. They'll just be like, yeah, this garbage move on you know and that's so so important. But the other thing that's important for me and you know we're both working by ourselves, right? That's peculiar or. About. US I. Suppose. Have having common yet. Definitely the thing is that in this blows, my mind about you is that I need to let it sit like by the time I'm sending you that album the that I've quote unquote just finished Scher may have just finished the like final tweaks in the mixing a mastering and stuff but the songs and all the parts of it have been done for months I'm sitting on I'm sitting on it and that's how I get a sense of that I'm happy with it whereas I've heard in interviews you talk about like you know I'm finishing a song tonight and then it's going off to mastering tomorrow and you know like you're finishing significant parts of a song At that late stage that would scare the shit out of me because. You know what? We've all had that moment where you listen back to something a week later and you're like, Oh, no, I was excited about the habit. It's not what I thought. It was whatever. So having that deadline between like putting parts together and it being like stamped signed sealed finished would really scare me because I think past the passage of time is something that I rely on. So yeah. Yeah. Do that would you do? It's it's traumatic. Yeah is traumatic and every time I do it I swear to myself and I'm not going to let myself do it again because it's all because I'm a progress tonight a right and we'll be on fault because I will say like. I want to release the song at this point in time like a month from now, and so the record level of set the date and they'll so you're to have a done by then definitely. Right. and. So I backing myself and Doco going every time where I have to come up against but usually it's kind of just like a song or when it comes to the album and I haven't finished I haven't finished it like when it comes to what really matters I never do it like that, right? But some of the pressure helps you think because I just don't let those deadlines be set. You know I won't let a release date or whatever be set or mastering date even be set until I'm confident that yeah. Okay. The only things that need to be done on this or kind of cosmetic little. Fixes or whatever that I know? I. Can do I'd never do it. Yeah. A hole in the record with where a song should be kind of or something like that. Yeah, that's that's that's really admirable and and I think just scared I don't know if it's admirable. Yeah. Well. self-disciplined then. Maybe I guess like sometimes I get a bit wrapped up in the excitement of releasing a song aw, the whole world of releasing music, for example. Like before a festival or something. I, it lost in that that world. But it's it provides excitement and you know like pressure can be good. I think sometimes I don't know maybe. Yeah, I think it's essential. Yeah. I'd probably never finish anything if I did right. It's funny because like by the time I'm finished a song for me like the best moment of making music is kind of like that kind of that Aha moment that we touched on before that moment of like I've got. which happens may kind of like a long time before finish the song. and. So finishing the song is really just to share with the world. Finishing it is because it's that. Process. Probably wouldn't finish music if I didn't after lays. Yeah. Right. My songs would be perpetually in the state of unfinished. Yeah because like. Making those decisions can be tough. You know do you rely on other people's feedback at all? Because if you're in a band with people, there are other people in the room whether you like it or not telling you that they like that. Bass. Part or whatever We're not there's nobody else in the room most of the time. So do you rely on people's opinions or do you just laser focus trust your own judgment on things I try to trust my judgment but I mean I hate what my brain does when I play Tobepal I'm are sensitive to their every facial movement you design thing happen to you like just. Like doesn't it? It's weird. It's like don't like a different song. Yeah. Isn't that funny which is I. Think is really helpful, right? I. Mean it kind of to get outside of our being. So inside the the bubble of our own reactive but it is terrifying. Yeah. Yeah. And I also think like you'll anxious of playing it to that person like in. Here, differently, that can be sort of. A bad distortion of reality. Sometimes, you'll think the vocals of loud of. or or you know you'll like the Vogel is dry or something you you become more self conscious it's a it's a strange based. Yeah. Playing playing music. Definitely, do you do you like the songs when you've played them live one hundred times I mean or there's some of them you like lasts every as time goes on or how does that work or is it totally different thing? You know does it not even? Relate to it's Kinda separate. It usually sounds better because when I'm singing love, you know it's like it's a it's a raucous environment. Of drinks you know what I mean like it's kind of like the live thing is rough your pitch perfect saying I mean th as it's another question that I wanted to ask you for me. Singing is the thing that I should not be doing. You know I'm not a singer and I am embarrassingly bad at saying I went as long as I could with playing live shows where we had the vocals on a backing track and kind of a video. Flaming Lips Audi rumor. They did that kind of thing anything to get me out of actually having this thing live and then at some point, it was obvious. Okay. Now, I'm going to have to start and we did a whole tour when I just sung one song live and then I gradually got to the point where I'm seeing all the songs live obviously yeah. But sometimes I think okay this is like a really severe limitation on what I can do musically you know put me in front of a piano and I'M Totally happy and comfortable because that's my instrument but singing is something I have to work at and sometimes I. Think he maybe that's good. You know maybe it means the melody has to really work or click because just listening to my voice saying isn't enough you know there's gotta be something engaging about the malady or the how it fits with the harmony or something like that. But I think that's one of the interesting things about Caribou like you'll vocal melodies and the why you sing them at the melodies melodic in this So. Pretty and some of those almost pop R&B, Melodies. And it's the kind of melody where you could imagine someone else singing it someone with. I've some crazy iron voice, but it's interesting that it's your voice seen like that's that's that's what gives us. Interesting Yeah I've kind of got to a point where I understand that over the being able to be like, okay. That is what's different. Thank you for saying that. Can I ask you a a little side bonus question? Yeah. When you imagine vocal melodies, do you imagine someone else singing it like does it sound like it's your voice or do imagine it sounding completely different and then like when you sing it's your voice. We question but there have been times when I've thought about other people, sing it or thought. would be a good melody. Am I going to be able to pull it off with definitely the more on gun through it and the more I've got to know my voice in the limitations of it. The more I'm like it isn't just about writing a malady. It's about writing a melody that I can make work and we'll work with my voice. So now it's it is very much more about i. kind of know what this melody is going to sound like when I sing it and is that going to work or not, and if not, I've got to find another melody that is it's a fitting melody with delimitations of my voice or that kind of. Particular my voice. Well, it's working. It's. Back so and I was GONNA say like in your music, all the elements, there's kind of no chink in the army. Every seems really proficient at all of the songwriting producing playing all the instruments is remarkable. It's amazing. But do you feel that there are limitations that you're pushing up against in your own? Abilities help you or hinder you or whatever. Well, it's funny because I kind of feel the opposite about my individual elements like I feel like none of them. Amazing on their own but all put together. They make something unique gates like it's like a house of cards. Like, I, feel like, just me singing on someone song wouldn't be very special. Just me playing guitar in a band wouldn't be very bit to some reason. It all comes to get maybe it's something to do with the fact that it's the same person doing it. I believe in of like the strength of a singular vision. In the way, the bands that work. Well, they're all kind of in the same heads but of connected and when you hear someone's music with I've applied that vision to every todd of it. Then it has this kind of like cohesiveness that is locked like stevie wonder. Well. That's a really good description of music I think it has totally that as that character but then if I think about the individual elements like here a little bass riff or something like that. So Kevin. Wow thanks but I think you're right that the fact that each part of the song has your characteristic in it makes it a really coherent thing that maybe that's the same for people were Solo. That's something. So then a difference between us is that you've done a bunch of collaboration in the last few years and I never do any collaboration I basically work by myself and and you have just song people songs or help them right song or played an instrumental song the up. How does that work? You know when someone asked me to sing on this song? I feel like saying La. Do I say, but I'm not like Oh. Yeah Yeah. You don't want to work on this song the. Never. Never. WanNa do a vocal feature usually just sort of consult with myself that they want the time impala vocals rather than they want me. They want kind of like that don't want it to sound great. They just wanted to sound like technical. You know like that's What I subconsciously think. But yeah, I mean the whole thing collaborating for me is that it's sort of like I'm trying to find. Things that can do that. Aren't what I usually do. You know like someone from a completely different genre that I considered like learn and try something new? You know like the more different it is from what I usually do better. Usually it's kind of like a fantasy land. Where I'm not this one artist that has a sound and has a process it's like what if all the variables are changed but then obviously, it's the day it's always it's the real world. So. Does it, and does it make it more fun and last pressurized in easier to do in some way you know like, do you end up agonizing over it like you would tame impala record exactly. Exactly. Yeah. Because at the end of the day, it's something that you'll contributing to. Care about I want to be good. You know like the fantasy is that there's no pressure it can be anything it doesn't matter if it's shit. But of course, does matter. It matters just as much as any other piece of meat. That you do. You get asked to collaborate produce thing. Yeah. REMIXING is one of the most common things I get asked to do. And and production and stuff like that. You know movie soundtracks, those kinds of things. At, some point I just thought. Looking back at the music that I made. The remixes were the things that I was least happy with. And and also the things that I wanted to do partly because of that deadline problem, you know this like a deadline and you have to hand something in if I'm only seventy percent happy with it, I, still have to hand it in and and that was kind of the time that I had kids as well or are I your daughter and I just said you know what I think I'd just be happier if I just had a blanket like no, I'm not. I'm not well I'm so slow working I mean sure everybody feels that way but I I feel like I'm really slow working on my own stuff. And that's probably what makes me happiest and I kind of looking back at a most proud of. So it's going to do that. Absolutely. Yeah that's really that's really strong. That's really am. Disciplined because for me I'm like, ooh. I could say the same thing to myself and then someone had come awake letter and say, Hey, do you wanna this and I'll be like, okay yeah, I know but. Sometimes I feel like I'm just being stupidly adherent to a rule that you know. Yeah it goes both ways are you ever tempted to just sort of like give people songs like rata song for someone and getting them to sing over in the way that you don't think he'll vocal sound is the best ever. At the thing I i. think this is different between I to is that the thing that that I ended up with after having made album is made every day I make like two or three little sketches which don't have vocal melodies. They're just like a loop you know keyboard part drums, something else an end up with like hundreds and hundreds of those that's my process is just making those those this no pressure making one of those. Because if it's crap, it just goes in the garbage pile but then I ended up with a bunch of them that are like this something good about that. But it's never gonna I'm not gonNA finish it because it's not as good as the other things or it's doesn't fit with the other things on sometimes tempted to in another world or another context like I could give those to collaborator or somebody who wants to sing over something and It seems like super wasteful to made all his music and then literally just put on the trash, which is generally what happens but I am I right in thinking you write the number of songs that are on the album basically or close to it. You know like yet. As. Well, it's it's more just like I saw ideas, but I'll never come close to finishing a song that isn't definitely going to be released. Does that mean you're one of those people that you'll make tons of stuff and then select the best stuff the you want to release exactly that I let them sit for a while. So the ones I'm not super happy about don't get very far along it's not like I've got hundreds and hundreds of almost finished songs. They're like draft give ideas. But I've heard you talk about having a song kind of appear in your head almost fully formed, and if if anything I'm the polar opposite of that, I have to actually get my hands on instrument. Yeah and. Easy and productive, and I never like have kind of writer's block and those kind of things especially because sometimes I, get like you know melody my hat or something but then when I try and record it, it just turns into trash. Version isn't that sad when? Is. Definitely. You know sometimes i. feel like some melodies that just not meant to belong. To be a part of the real, well I. Think I think is like a Melody Autism Chords. Over baseline or something, and for some reason, it works in your head but you listen to it in real life and it's like suddenly it has to I, don't know. And I'm like Oh well I guess that song just is it has to live in my head. Again. It's like kind of this puzzle that we haven't figured out after doing this for a while they're still a mystery to it. You know it's not as simple as being like I know that's going to be I mean I think some people probably have that ability to just be like I know this is going to be something great I've just got to follow it through, but I like that yes, a little hard to track down stevie wonder public exactly who I was thinking of as well. This show is brought to you. By Patriot, who asked creators are you tired of being paid and clicks and likes social media and streaming platforms help people find your work but getting you paid is another story. With Patriotic, you can stop rolling the dice of ad revenue and per stream payouts and grow your creative career through the direct support of the people who care the most your fans. Since Patriarch is built for creators not advertisers. 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"kevin parker" Discussed on Talkhouse Podcast

Talkhouse Podcast

07:44 min | 6 months ago

"kevin parker" Discussed on Talkhouse Podcast

"Literally just went on Ebay and topped in vintage compressor. Drum, sending vintage compress up. Abe searched for vintage compress the only one that was available in Australia was one, six five and has my favorite compressor now juice because it was that was the one that was closest to get her and now, and now I swear. But now it's like my favorite compress what if it was difficult press you know I feel like it's like football teams. Like what are you go for that team because he's dotted going for, and now now you die by them. Totally. Yeah. Totally. It's funny. Do you feel like Because I think you have such a wonderful sound characteristic sound in your production that people would say like. Kevin Parker he's like a Master of studio technique and this could same question. If we want to move away from Techie, kind of stuff could apply to like song writing or whatever playing the instruments that you play your obviously super proficient as well. But my impression, I don't know what people think when they feel my record listen to my records but I always My feeling is like I just barely know enough about what I'm doing to like get this record done and when I start a new one, I'm like, why didn't they learn anything like the last six or seven albums I made them just like sitting there. There's I can get started but I'm like how the fuck did I do that last night I'm like, what? What, why don't I know how to do this yet How do you feel on that spectrum of well? The. First thing I'll say about that is like I, think that's a good sign because it's like. I think that's a sign that you don't rely on sort of techniques that you've sort of repeatedly learnt. That you're not going about it. The same method each time because if you did that, you'd get better than you and you'd be you'd know that you proficient. Like the fact that we kind of just feel it out. Each time is assigned the we do it organically. You know that's that's the way because like I one hundred percent feel exactly the same way I feel like every time I wrote an Alabama have to relearn how to write a song yeah. How do you? How do you mix drum kit? With that kind of thing, I kind of feel like I'm the worst in the world at it until I'm suddenly the best in the world and it's such a mutual way of looking at it. Everything running except drum sounds I'm like this is trash. This is awful. This is embarrassingly sheet, and then suddenly like Oh it's brilliant. Do you know what I mean like suddenly Oh you know this is like I stand by this I could share this with the world and feel good about I think like a huge part of why it still as exciting and fun and everything for me as right at the beginning was that like moment is still there when things just like click and I'm like fuck guests this is this is really working yeah I feel like that's what we'd do a full. Yeah told. Jason the jagged. Even when that happens sometimes I'm like, did I do that or did it just like happened by coincidence? I have moments when I'm like did that just kind of fortuitously fall into place and I guess that's the kind of confidence thing. Now looking back over the years I'm like I've made stuff that I'm happy with enough time. Then there's something in there that even if I'm not consciously aware of how to put those pieces together doing something right and I am and that helps me just like trust the process of just make you sick make music and that moment will happen again you know Yeah Oh. So many questions that I have just their bottle necking into one. In the whole question of confidence. As an artist do you think that US slowly becoming more confident like each time you released something that you can confidently. Say It's good. Only ask that because I feel like I am. Slowly growing confidence. All comes crashing down sometimes, you just want to delay everything you've ever done but I feel I first released an album had no confidence in it. You know I wasn't able to enjoy it and and I think like having my confidence in it and then sort of like retrospectively looking back I'm going like, Oh, it was pretty good like realizing that that's a cycle in each time you do it. So that's probably what's going to happen again like when are released an album usually that's like the lowest point of my opinion of that. That's funny. And it goes up from there. Okay. Like it's funny because you. emailed. Me a little while ago saying like, Hey, let's like swap albums. And that was just finished the Slo. I just finished recording recording it, and that's usually when I can't listen to. Any music that I hear that's amazing. Just sounds incredible. It's Depressingly good. And you will hey, let's say you my album I remember saying please. Yeah, I know I can't I can't. I can't deal with new Caribou album and now. Yeah I could recognize, but it's funny. It's happens at a different time for me because and this is super fascinating to me. Again, I'm the questions are bottle-necking again. Feel like generally I'm kind of growing in confidence and the other thing that's super important to me is having the same people my whole twenty years of you make music, my wife and Karen Hampton for both of those people will take me down I trust both their tastes in music and they will tell me with like the unvarnished truth. They'll just be like, yeah, this garbage move on you know and that's so so important. But the other thing that's important for me and you know we're both working by ourselves, right? That's peculiar or. About. US I. Suppose. Have having common yet. Definitely the thing is that in this blows, my mind about you is that I need to let it sit like by the time I'm sending you that album the that I've quote unquote just finished Scher may have just finished the like final tweaks in the mixing a mastering and stuff but the songs and all the parts of it have been done for months I'm sitting on I'm sitting on it and that's how I get a sense of that I'm happy with it whereas I've heard in interviews you talk about like you know I'm finishing a song tonight and then it's going off to mastering tomorrow and you know like you're finishing significant parts of a song At that late stage that would scare the shit out of me because. You know what? We've all had that moment where you listen back to something a week later and you're like, Oh, no, I was excited about the habit. It's not what I thought. It was whatever. So having that deadline between like putting parts together and it being like stamped signed sealed finished would really scare me because I think past the passage of time is something that I rely on. So yeah. Yeah. Do that would you do? It's it's traumatic. Yeah is traumatic and every time I do it I swear to myself and I'm not going to let myself do it again because it's all because I'm a progress tonight a right and we'll be on fault because I will say like. I want to release the song at this point in time like a month from now, and so the record level of set the date and they'll so you're to have a done by then definitely. Right. and. So I backing myself and Doco going every time where I have to come up against but usually it's kind of just like a song or when it comes to the album and I haven't finished I haven't finished it like when it comes to what really matters I never do it.

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"kevin parker" Discussed on Talkhouse Podcast

Talkhouse Podcast

06:52 min | 6 months ago

"kevin parker" Discussed on Talkhouse Podcast

"That it sounded. But then last year when I was working on suddenly the most recent album. Sam's like I'll give you the keys, my studio. You can just come and mess around with whatever you want when I got in there and I played some of his stuff I was like, oh That's why you just turn it on and it sounds unbelievable. Exactly. How about you? Are you? Do you have like the perfect? Compressor the in the you know the perfect channel Strip for everything. It's so funny like I've I've moved between being kind of sacred about objects a real things like. This real fucking DX one, six five. That's the juice like like that's it and going like what does it fucking matter? when you've got a real one digital one somewhere in the mix. If you had to of a song, I need some switched out some piece of equipment in there. Yeah. For a different version of it like anyone know or care like the coupon spinning totally. My philosophy is like it's just how much fun you have making it like a half you enjoy. Patching in that compressor. From Nine, seventy nine and you watch the needles, go by the you know what the viewed. You see it lot up. You're not. Yeah. If that's what gets through to the end to the finish line of making if that's what is fun about the process then that's all that matters you know. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah and also if you're using a piece of software for me anyway I'm not using it to like exactly try and replicate something. That would be no fun like trying to force it into into being this thing that it's not but it's just about kind of approaching the things that you've got. In a way that's fun and creative and not spend like I. Don't WanNa get sucked into those like youtube videos that are comparing this and that. I think the you know the square wave on this is. Just like forget it. I bet we also had a similar path in that I started out making like I made my first three albums without knowing that there was a thing called the compressor technical things. I had no idea. So just making stuff in whatever way I could and trying to get it to buy decent. First reality is Andorra one of those. What number? No, that's the that's the fourth one. Yeah. But I still barely knew what a compressor was. Because we were doing stuff by ourselves I, kind of assume in a fairly similar DIY way without being in a big expensive studio yet, we just figured out ways of doing things that didn't require those like classic pieces of Equipment Anyway title it's funny. My my favorite story with all that is like the first comparable. Literally just went on Ebay and topped in vintage compressor. Drum, sending vintage compress up. Abe searched for vintage compress the only one that was available in Australia was one, six five and has my favorite compressor now juice because it was that was the one that was closest to get her and now, and now I swear. But now it's like my favorite compress what if it was difficult press you know I feel like it's like football teams. Like what are you go for that team because he's dotted going for, and now now you die by them. Totally. Yeah. Totally. It's funny. Do you feel like Because I think you have such a wonderful sound characteristic sound in your production that people would say like. Kevin Parker he's like a Master of studio technique and this could same question. If we want to move away from Techie, kind of stuff could apply to like song writing or whatever playing the instruments that you play your obviously super proficient as well. But my impression, I don't know what people think when they feel my record listen to my records but I always My feeling is like I just barely know enough about what I'm doing to like get this record done and when I start a new one, I'm like, why didn't they learn anything like the last six or seven albums I made them just like sitting there. There's I can get started but I'm like how the fuck did I do that last night I'm like, what? What, why don't I know how to do this yet How do you feel on that spectrum of well? The. First thing I'll say about that is like I, think that's a good sign because it's like. I think that's a sign that you don't rely on sort of techniques that you've sort of repeatedly learnt. That you're not going about it. The same method each time because if you did that, you'd get better than you and you'd be you'd know that you proficient. Like the fact that we kind of just feel it out. Each time is assigned the we do it organically. You know that's that's the way because like I one hundred percent feel exactly the same way I feel like every time I wrote an Alabama have to relearn how to write a song yeah. How do you? How do you mix drum kit? With that kind of thing, I kind of feel like I'm the worst in the world at it until I'm suddenly the best in the world and it's such a mutual way of looking at it. Everything running except drum sounds I'm like this is trash. This is awful. This is embarrassingly sheet, and then suddenly like Oh it's brilliant. Do you know what I mean like suddenly Oh you know this is like I stand by this I could share this with the world and feel good about I think like a huge part of why it still as exciting and fun and everything for me as right at the beginning was that like moment is still there when things just like click and I'm like fuck guests this is this is really working yeah I feel like that's what we'd do a full. Yeah told. Jason the jagged. Even when that happens sometimes I'm like, did I do that or did it just like happened by coincidence? I have moments when I'm like did that just kind of fortuitously fall into place and I guess that's the kind of confidence thing. Now looking back over the years I'm like I've made stuff that I'm happy with enough time. Then there's something in there that even if I'm not consciously aware of how to put those pieces together doing something right and I am and that helps me just like trust the process of just make you sick make music and that moment will happen again you know Yeah Oh. So many questions that I have just their bottle necking into one. In the whole question of confidence. As an artist do you think that US slowly becoming more confident like each time you released something that you can confidently. Say It's good. Only ask that because I feel like I am. Slowly growing confidence..

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"kevin parker" Discussed on Talkhouse Podcast

Talkhouse Podcast

07:25 min | 6 months ago

"kevin parker" Discussed on Talkhouse Podcast

"That would trick you into the heat's the real one? Well, you know I had this for ages because a lot of my well, my friends run the whole gamut of like buying every vintage synth imaginable. Like forget it. I'm just caring in. Fort for example, just makes music with nothing basically you know some samples and a laptop and that's it. Some albums like swim the elms like music I was making ten years ago I use kind of software version of an ARP twenty, six hundred and I was really happy with the way that it sounded. But then last year when I was working on suddenly the most recent album. Sam's like I'll give you the keys, my studio. You can just come and mess around with whatever you want when I got in there and I played some of his stuff I was like, oh That's why you just turn it on and it sounds unbelievable. Exactly. How about you? Are you? Do you have like the perfect? Compressor the in the you know the perfect channel Strip for everything. It's so funny like I've I've moved between being kind of sacred about objects a real things like. This real fucking DX one, six five. That's the juice like like that's it and going like what does it fucking matter? when you've got a real one digital one somewhere in the mix. If you had to of a song, I need some switched out some piece of equipment in there. Yeah. For a different version of it like anyone know or care like the coupon spinning totally. My philosophy is like it's just how much fun you have making it like a half you enjoy. Patching in that compressor. From Nine, seventy nine and you watch the needles, go by the you know what the viewed. You see it lot up. You're not. Yeah. If that's what gets through to the end to the finish line of making if that's what is fun about the process then that's all that matters you know. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah and also if you're using a piece of software for me anyway I'm not using it to like exactly try and replicate something. That would be no fun like trying to force it into into being this thing that it's not but it's just about kind of approaching the things that you've got. In a way that's fun and creative and not spend like I. Don't WanNa get sucked into those like youtube videos that are comparing this and that. I think the you know the square wave on this is. Just like forget it. I bet we also had a similar path in that I started out making like I made my first three albums without knowing that there was a thing called the compressor technical things. I had no idea. So just making stuff in whatever way I could and trying to get it to buy decent. First reality is Andorra one of those. What number? No, that's the that's the fourth one. Yeah. But I still barely knew what a compressor was. Because we were doing stuff by ourselves I, kind of assume in a fairly similar DIY way without being in a big expensive studio yet, we just figured out ways of doing things that didn't require those like classic pieces of Equipment Anyway title it's funny. My my favorite story with all that is like the first comparable. Literally just went on Ebay and topped in vintage compressor. Drum, sending vintage compress up. Abe searched for vintage compress the only one that was available in Australia was one, six five and has my favorite compressor now juice because it was that was the one that was closest to get her and now, and now I swear. But now it's like my favorite compress what if it was difficult press you know I feel like it's like football teams. Like what are you go for that team because he's dotted going for, and now now you die by them. Totally. Yeah. Totally. It's funny. Do you feel like Because I think you have such a wonderful sound characteristic sound in your production that people would say like. Kevin Parker he's like a Master of studio technique and this could same question. If we want to move away from Techie, kind of stuff could apply to like song writing or whatever playing the instruments that you play your obviously super proficient as well. But my impression, I don't know what people think when they feel my record listen to my records but I always My feeling is like I just barely know enough about what I'm doing to like get this record done and when I start a new one, I'm like, why didn't they learn anything like the last six or seven albums I made them just like sitting there. There's I can get started but I'm like how the fuck did I do that last night I'm like, what? What, why don't I know how to do this yet How do you feel on that spectrum of well? The. First thing I'll say about that is like I, think that's a good sign because it's like. I think that's a sign that you don't rely on sort of techniques that you've sort of repeatedly learnt. That you're not going about it. The same method each time because if you did that, you'd get better than you and you'd be you'd know that you proficient. Like the fact that we kind of just feel it out. Each time is assigned the we do it organically. You know that's that's the way because like I one hundred percent feel exactly the same way I feel like every time I wrote an Alabama have to relearn how to write a song yeah. How do you? How do you mix drum kit? With that kind of thing, I kind of feel like I'm the worst in the world at it until I'm suddenly the best in the world and it's such a mutual way of looking at it. Everything running except drum sounds I'm like this is trash. This is awful. This is embarrassingly sheet, and then suddenly like Oh it's brilliant. Do you know what I mean like suddenly Oh you know this is like I stand by this I could share this with the world and feel good about I think like a huge part of why it still as exciting and fun and everything for me as right at the beginning was that like moment is still there when things just like click and I'm like fuck guests this is this is really working yeah I feel like that's what we'd do a full. Yeah told. Jason the jagged. Even when that happens sometimes I'm like, did I do that or did it just like happened by coincidence? I have moments when I'm like did that just kind of fortuitously fall into place and I guess that's the kind of confidence thing. Now looking back over the years I'm like I've made stuff that I'm happy with enough time. Then there's something in there that even if I'm not consciously aware of how to put those pieces together doing something right and I am and that helps me just like trust the process of just make you sick make music and that moment will happen again you know Yeah Oh. So many questions that I have just their bottle necking into one. In the whole question of confidence. As an artist do you think that US slowly becoming more confident like each time you released something that you can confidently. Say It's good. Only ask that because I feel like I am. Slowly growing confidence..

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"kevin parker" Discussed on Talkhouse Podcast

Talkhouse Podcast

08:00 min | 6 months ago

"kevin parker" Discussed on Talkhouse Podcast

"The big one right. Yeah Yeah. Yeah you need like a university degree to be able to operate it. I. Don't know about the hat. Really. Yeah. You can use it without it being modular in any way. There's there's a video I think of Ozzy Osbourne trying to use it just say. Fuck. You so pissed off it. It's pretty user friendly. Actually, it feels like an instrument rather than something that's you have to like assembled. Is playable like that. So do you believe that there could be a digital version of that that would trick you into the heat's the real one? Well, you know I had this for ages because a lot of my well, my friends run the whole gamut of like buying every vintage synth imaginable. Like forget it. I'm just caring in. Fort for example, just makes music with nothing basically you know some samples and a laptop and that's it. Some albums like swim the elms like music I was making ten years ago I use kind of software version of an ARP twenty, six hundred and I was really happy with the way that it sounded. But then last year when I was working on suddenly the most recent album. Sam's like I'll give you the keys, my studio. You can just come and mess around with whatever you want when I got in there and I played some of his stuff I was like, oh That's why you just turn it on and it sounds unbelievable. Exactly. How about you? Are you? Do you have like the perfect? Compressor the in the you know the perfect channel Strip for everything. It's so funny like I've I've moved between being kind of sacred about objects a real things like. This real fucking DX one, six five. That's the juice like like that's it and going like what does it fucking matter? when you've got a real one digital one somewhere in the mix. If you had to of a song, I need some switched out some piece of equipment in there. Yeah. For a different version of it like anyone know or care like the coupon spinning totally. My philosophy is like it's just how much fun you have making it like a half you enjoy. Patching in that compressor. From Nine, seventy nine and you watch the needles, go by the you know what the viewed. You see it lot up. You're not. Yeah. If that's what gets through to the end to the finish line of making if that's what is fun about the process then that's all that matters you know. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah and also if you're using a piece of software for me anyway I'm not using it to like exactly try and replicate something. That would be no fun like trying to force it into into being this thing that it's not but it's just about kind of approaching the things that you've got. In a way that's fun and creative and not spend like I. Don't WanNa get sucked into those like youtube videos that are comparing this and that. I think the you know the square wave on this is. Just like forget it. I bet we also had a similar path in that I started out making like I made my first three albums without knowing that there was a thing called the compressor technical things. I had no idea. So just making stuff in whatever way I could and trying to get it to buy decent. First reality is Andorra one of those. What number? No, that's the that's the fourth one. Yeah. But I still barely knew what a compressor was. Because we were doing stuff by ourselves I, kind of assume in a fairly similar DIY way without being in a big expensive studio yet, we just figured out ways of doing things that didn't require those like classic pieces of Equipment Anyway title it's funny. My my favorite story with all that is like the first comparable. Literally just went on Ebay and topped in vintage compressor. Drum, sending vintage compress up. Abe searched for vintage compress the only one that was available in Australia was one, six five and has my favorite compressor now juice because it was that was the one that was closest to get her and now, and now I swear. But now it's like my favorite compress what if it was difficult press you know I feel like it's like football teams. Like what are you go for that team because he's dotted going for, and now now you die by them. Totally. Yeah. Totally. It's funny. Do you feel like Because I think you have such a wonderful sound characteristic sound in your production that people would say like. Kevin Parker he's like a Master of studio technique and this could same question. If we want to move away from Techie, kind of stuff could apply to like song writing or whatever playing the instruments that you play your obviously super proficient as well. But my impression, I don't know what people think when they feel my record listen to my records but I always My feeling is like I just barely know enough about what I'm doing to like get this record done and when I start a new one, I'm like, why didn't they learn anything like the last six or seven albums I made them just like sitting there. There's I can get started but I'm like how the fuck did I do that last night I'm like, what? What, why don't I know how to do this yet How do you feel on that spectrum of well? The. First thing I'll say about that is like I, think that's a good sign because it's like. I think that's a sign that you don't rely on sort of techniques that you've sort of repeatedly learnt. That you're not going about it. The same method each time because if you did that, you'd get better than you and you'd be you'd know that you proficient. Like the fact that we kind of just feel it out. Each time is assigned the we do it organically. You know that's that's the way because like I one hundred percent feel exactly the same way I feel like every time I wrote an Alabama have to relearn how to write a song yeah. How do you? How do you mix drum kit? With that kind of thing, I kind of feel like I'm the worst in the world at it until I'm suddenly the best in the world and it's such a mutual way of looking at it. Everything running except drum sounds I'm like this is trash. This is awful. This is embarrassingly sheet, and then suddenly like Oh it's brilliant. Do you know what I mean like suddenly Oh you know this is like I stand by this I could share this with the world and feel good about I think like a huge part of why it still as exciting and fun and everything for me as right at the beginning was that like moment is still there when things just like click and I'm like fuck guests this is this is really working yeah I feel like that's what we'd do a full. Yeah told. Jason the jagged. Even when that happens sometimes I'm like, did I do that or did it just like happened by coincidence? I have moments when I'm like did that just kind of fortuitously fall into place and I guess that's the kind of confidence thing. Now looking back over the years I'm like I've made stuff that I'm happy with enough time. Then there's something in there that even if I'm not consciously aware of how to put those pieces together doing something right and I am and that helps me just like trust the process of just make you sick make music and that moment will happen again you know Yeah Oh. So many questions that I have just their bottle necking into one. In the whole question of confidence. As an artist do you think that US slowly becoming more confident like each time you released something that you can confidently. Say It's good. Only ask that because I feel like I am. Slowly growing confidence..

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"kevin parker" Discussed on Talkhouse Podcast

Talkhouse Podcast

02:06 min | 6 months ago

"kevin parker" Discussed on Talkhouse Podcast

"Fucking love Caribou I also love this conversation Keenan they get into a lot here. One of the things that really jumped out as you and I were on this call some wonderful gear talk. Oh. Yes. One thing that I just love to hear is that these guys are not super elitist about gear. You know a favorite piece of student gears, kind of like your favorite football team and I think. I love and I also love that we get a little peek into how we get that sweet sweet tame impala sound. We also hear about their.

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"kevin parker" Discussed on Talkhouse Podcast

Talkhouse Podcast

02:21 min | 6 months ago

"kevin parker" Discussed on Talkhouse Podcast

"This is one that we needed you on. You are talk houses Resident Tame expert and Psych Rock Lover I gotTA. Say Hell Yeah. Man. I think going back. You know when I first joined talk us we had this big meeting where we were really just brainstorming the biggest names. We could get there the dream ask being on the show and probably someone at the very top of the list would be tame Impala Kevin, Parker and you know we've come. So close to this I was out couple of years ago at desert days and we almost got this talk between stew from King Gizzard in the Lizard Wizard and Kevin Parker would have been the Australian psychedelic rock consortium a summit a summit but it was not to be schedules didn't align and it slipped away. Now here we are finally we have captured the white whale. Captured. The White Wail, Keenan you and I woke up very early for this conversation Dan was recording at his home in the UK cabin was in an undisclosed location in Australia across in a lot of time zones that day were. Now Kevin had only an old analogue four track recorder. So instead of recording to cassette and having him mail it halfway around the world utilized that Black Mirror we've all got in our pockets to record his side of this show. Dan Has a beautiful home studio and was able to record his side there. Thanks, Jen. Now, for the few of you out there who don't know Keenan, please drop some knowledge about Kevin. So Kevin Parker Aka Tame Impala he cut a masqueraded as a ban for the first few albums and finally came out as the true solo mastermind that he is almost every instrument every vocal hearing on these past four. Is played or sung by Kevin himself. Yeah. It's amazing that he does it all himself and he's been a sought after collaborator. He's worked with huge stars like Lady Gaga the weekend and Travis Scott, and after those mini mini collaborations, we finally have a new Tame Impala record the first in five years titled The slow. Rush, which came out back in February I don't know if you can remember back in February that was February was that was that like twenty years back felt like? The slow rush is an absolutely gorgeous record and from that LP.

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Police Reform Legislation Moves Swiftly Through New York State Legislature

All of It

00:55 sec | 11 months ago

Police Reform Legislation Moves Swiftly Through New York State Legislature

"Lawmakers in new York's legislature are expected to pass the second wave of police reform legislation a day after the majority approved a ban on chokeholds here's NPR's Brian man a lot of these reforms appointing a special prosecutor to handle police cases tracking data to detect bias in policing and making disciplinary complaints against police more public have been debated for years in Albany but in twenty eighteen Democrats want total control of the state legislature and black lawmakers now hold top leadership posts senator Kevin Parker from Brooklyn told NPR that means protesters were hurt on the Republican Senate which has no diversity in at all other than the battering of women they would have never which is why much of the legislation that would have been languishing over decades law enforcement organizations and police unions are rallying today hoping to block some of these reforms from going into

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"kevin parker" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:30 min | 1 year ago

"kevin parker" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Lisa Carroll is a DJ KCRW in Santa Monica California she joins us once again have a leader hi Jeremy thanks so much for having me it's great to have you and was there anything on your mind when you're picking out the songs you have brought us today I wanted to pick the songs that really spoke to me in this moment now just to stay true to the nature of the show but there's so much incredible music and honestly I had a really hard time picking I wish this was a top twenty here enough well what about the first one he brought us because we just had this artist on the air this is tame impala the the artist behind impala's Kevin Parker and this song is called contract so again we just talked to Kevin Parker people can find that interview right here and now dot org this is from the new album the slow rush why this one would you like about the sun well a couple of things I am both eternal procrastinator and eternal optimist in his liner notes Kevin talks about this on being for the term optimist and I was like you know what it's also for me because I just have this thing that everything's going to happen one way or another and eventually it does but just some things take a lot longer than possible but as long as you're doing what you're meant to be doing it's okay we veer off a little bit of course so that really spoke to me why do you think tame impala's having such a moment right now well I think the album it is one of the most beautiful recordings to date and a lot of people are saying that it is probably their best one so far it just shows how far Kevin has come as a songwriter and the musical landscape he's able to create and how deep he really delves deep into the psyche and there's a song about.

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"kevin parker" Discussed on 600 WREC

600 WREC

01:35 min | 2 years ago

"kevin parker" Discussed on 600 WREC

"And speaking of the slippery slope. We spoke last time. About. Let's see here yet the social media accounts. Little update on that story. The democrat Senator Kevin Parker who represents book Brooklyn, New York is wanting the social media accounts to be monitored in in investigated before you're able to purchase a firearm. A little update on that a Senator Kevin Parker was recently into a Twitter conversation with someone where he encouraged them to go kill themselves. He disagreed with whatever they were discussing, and he suggested that this GOP supporter go kill themself. So right, then. And there if Mr. Parker's social media investigations were in place, I'm pretty sure that would probably classify some sort of hate speech or or bullying cyberbullying or something that he would not be able to purchase a firearm. According to. His own suggested Bill. To look over your social media accounts. So, you know, Mr. Parker, you might want to practice what you preach there. And maybe you don't need to encourage people to kill himself. That's a very serious situation where you'd make light of it in the conversation on Twitter is probably probably not the smartest thing. But what else do we expect from a democrat from Brooklyn? Next..

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"kevin parker" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

WIBC 93.1FM

02:10 min | 2 years ago

"kevin parker" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

"I want to be left alone. I want to eat steak smoke cigars and have sex with my wife. That's what I wanna do. And sometimes I'm full from the stake. That's a great line. Are you don't know anything your child? I want to be left alone to do the things I wanna do. And so do you ISIS does not allow that to happen, and ISIS is hell bent on the destruction of you. And the ones you love. So it does not come easy to say things like if they're hiding in the school. We have to ask ourselves what our plan is Tony were above that. Tell me above what I need to deal with the problem. A problem that is coming from me. And we just been proven begin another way. I'll try it. I don't think it involves the US troops being in serious. I have no problem with them being polled. But I do not believe. That we cannot allow them to in any way metastasis. Will there be some collateral damage? Yes. But it doesn't mean that I think that we should be willy nilly, and without a lot of questioning and a lot of conversation about doing these things as opposed to Senator Kevin Parker who doesn't like the fact that somebody noticed that is gaming the system for free parking. So he says kill yourself. Here's apologized. Any rights license in to her? I sincerely apologize. I used a poor choice of words suicide is a serious thing. And should not be made light of first things. First. This is not an apology. It was not a poor choice of words. You didn't like that a Republican noticed that you were subverting the system that you're using your power for your own gain. That's what you didn't like that. Someone called you out. So instead of saying f you which is what you wanted to say you said kill yourself. It wasn't a poor choice of words. It was the words you chose to use. After some other words, you thought wouldn't be acceptable. Now suicide is a serious thing. And no, no one should ever make light of it of of. Of course, not..

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"kevin parker" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

WIBC 93.1FM

08:25 min | 2 years ago

"kevin parker" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

"Kevin Parker who you probably don't know. Nobody knows him. Now will they do? Now, they're gonna they're gonna know now because he's just a lowly state lawmaker. He's one of those lowly New York. State lawmakers much those guys make. Now. I don't know. I know how much like the the the Alexandro Qazi Cortez people. Yeah. Because they're like, nah, that's like naming so much Bank. Yeah. This is this is just a state probably make do. All right. All right, especially New York. In any case. He is getting a lot of backlash over something that he tweeted to a colleague of a female colleague. There was actually a tweet from Chesney parks that name is not important that person is not necessarily a person of significance that person was very upset because there was a blockage of a bike lane in New York, and they took a picture of the car that was blocking that bike lane and got the license plate. And then a colleague of Senator Kevin Parker's got to the bottom of who had the license plate and lo and behold it belonged to Kevin Parker. So she called him out on the Twitter machine. Yeah. So and not only that but the license plate on that particular car didn't match the car. So he either used it in another car gave it to someone else. This like plate that allowed him to be there. I don't know if it was like, a handicapped, tag, or what in any case, he should not have been using it. And because she called him out in a public way his response on. Twitter was to say kill yourself. Okay. Yeah. You can't do that. Well, I mean, you shouldn't do that. If you're just a regular everyday walking around person people do that all the time on Twitter Twitter is just it's just a cesspool of sock. You know, it is, but this guy, but this guy is a Representative of the people of the people, right know, he's Brooklyn Democratic Party guy. Right. No. He probably should not have said that to one of his house, and he does she a colleague people. He shouldn't have done that. And so he did because it's not like, she said anything nasty. She was just saying listen straight up. This is who it belongs to something. Shady take care of it take care of your business. And you know, some some people suggested even one of our writers chicks on the right dot com. Who wrote about this like if you are mad, you could say delete your count? You could say message me, privately you could say any number of things in response to that. Fear Representative you probably shouldn't even do that. At all. I mean, maybe like we'll handle this. Offline right. Maybe don't say kill yourself how quickly so naturally people went after him and said that he should resign. And so he apologized by saying, I sincerely apologize. I used a poor choice of words got suicide is a very serious thing. And should not be made light of. I mean, how many times have we heard this? I use a very poor choice. Let's. And if the roles if if this is a Republican, do you think that people would be as forgiving again, and people aren't necessarily forgiving him like some people are like it's too late. You don't have the temperament or maturity, and hold office pack, your bags someone else that I think the apology came from a place of self preservation rather than sincerity did. Yeah. I mean, he's apologizing because he he knows he screwed up, of course. But does that. So does that mean all is forgiven or does that mean because people are still calling for him to resign? Not gonna resign. He's gonna resign. No said, I'm sorry. But seriously kill yourself. This is exactly what he's thinking. Exactly. That's exactly right. You guys if you're looking to Donald Trump to stick to his guns about shutting down the government and being proud of it. And owning it in order to get the five billion for the wall. I just don't think you should hold your breath on that. It's not looking good. It's not looking good. And in fact on top of it, not looking good. The US has just pledged ten point six billion dollars in aid for Central America and southern Mexico. So not only are we not getting money from. You know from congress. We're not getting an authorization of funds from congress to build the wall. We're actually saying, hey, here you go countries down there. Here's a pile of money here. This kind of aggravating. You look a little frustrating. I'm frustrated. Well, Trump is tweeting this morning. About this very thing. But let's I guess I can see where we we spend so much money on legal immigration every single year. Right. We spent like one hundred and thirty five billion, then we on the people that we know about every single year so ten point six billion for them to get their act together when it's not really aren't response. No. And that's just because this is this is all about promoting better security conditions and job opportunities there there because they can't get their act again. Right. When is it our responsibility to pay for that country and the people in that country? I if it keeps them from flooding our border, I guess, okay. It's just gonna keep them from doing that. That's the question. Right. Is it? Well, it's supposed to be for economic development. And then on top of that. I guess the long term plan is that that's where the on button is okay. The long term plan is to actually raise a total twenty five billion dollars, which is actually coincidentally enough. The estimated total cost to build the wall along the southern border. I mean, one of the great negotiator. People are mad. I'm very frustrated with this. And then according to this this AP article, there was a line in it that really stuck out to me that said it was unclear if Mexico would give anything in return, and I'm like, yeah. What are we doing this? Why we hired you for for for this? Yeah. So here's what Trump has been tweeting since about thirteen hours. Go all the way up until about forty minutes ago. He's been busy. He said, the Democrats are saying loud and clear that they don't want to build a concrete wall. But we're not building a concrete wall. We're building artistically designed steel slaps. So that you can actually or you can easily see through it. It will be beautiful and at the same time give our country the security that our citizens deserve. It will go fast and save us billions of dollars a month once completed I mean, that's all fine for him to say it, but we actually need to do it. He then said America's the greatest country in the world. And my job is to fight for all citizens, even those who have made mistakes. Congratulations to the Senate on the bipartisan passing of the historic criminal Justice reform Bill which by the way did pass. And that's great. And that's off the top. Yeah. Wonderful. Okay. Let's move on. Okay. So moving onto back to the border staff. He said two hours ago in our country so much money has been poured down the drain for so many years. But when it comes to border security in the military, the Democrats fight to the death. We won on the military, which is being completely rebuilt one way or the other. We will win on the wall. So forty five minutes ago, he then said, Mexico is paying indirectly Florida wall. Yeah. For the wall through the new US MCA the replacement for NAFTA far more money coming to the US because of tremendous dangers at the border, including large-scale criminal and drug inflow. The United states' military will build the wall. No, I yeah. I'm just not. I'm not seeing he's going to he's going to have to explain that. He's got some splitting. I mean, this is just nuts. We'll that's the part where he said it was going to be beautiful and very artistic. It's gonna. He's a workshop. I hear ya sign bell. The thing is as long as as long as people can't jump over it, right? Yeah. Or crawl under it or get around at exactly it just needs to be a wall. I don't care. What it looks like? Yeah. But I don't like seeing these headlines. Where it's you know, the whole it's unclear if Mexico's gonna give anything in return, right? You know, because when people say the word awful were not charitable, we are giving and giving and giving it is not my responsibility to pay for people in Mexico as a tax as an American taxpayer. That's not my responsibility. I did not sign up for that. That's not what my tax dollars should be going towards sorry. Yeah. And everybody should be limited about this, y'all. Stay with us..

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