This Song: Jackie Venson (Rerun)

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This Song: Jackie Venson (Rerun)

Posted by on Feb 20, 2020

In this rerun of an episode originally recorded last February, Jackie Venson explains how seeing  “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina,” from the movie “Evita,” changed the way she listened to music and the way she saw herself. Then she describes her journey from classical pianist to blues guitarist. It’s a tale of soul expanding love, self crushing doubt, and musical perseverance.

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Venson will be co-hosting the Austin Music Awards on March 11th at ACLive at Moody Theater. Get your tickets here.

📸 Tristan Ipock

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This Song: St. Vincent (Rerun)

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This Song: St. Vincent (Rerun)

Posted by on Jan 23, 2020

In this episode, St. Vincent explores how music from early Disney films helped her lay the foundation for beauty and wonder in her own life and work.

“All that stuff, it’s your first introduction to magic…You know I think like, every kid wishes they could be in a cartoon. Like you wish so deeply that your reality could transmutate into that world, and music is the closest you get to come to it.”

She also explains why she approached the songs on Masseduction with a Disney-esque lack of irony.

“That was just sort of a tenet from the beginning…I just felt like OK, what’s the thing that I haven’t done, and I was like I don’t feel like I’ve gone straight for the heart and the jugular.”

St. Vincent and Carrie Brownstein have a new film coming out called The Nowhere Inn, which will be showing at the SXSW 2020 Film Festival

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Listen to Carrie Brownstein explain why she loves “Stay” by Rihanna

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This Song: Metric

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This Song: Metric

Posted by on Jan 9, 2020

Emily Haines and Jimmy Shaw from  Metric talk about  hearing “Teardrop” by Massive Attack early in their musical partnership and how it inspired them, terrified them and helped them find a collaborative way of making music that still works for them today.

“I remember listening to that song…and just feeling like..it was sort of a mix between feeling like anything was now sonically possible, and that I would never achieve anything. Because I felt like it had gone to the heights and depths of what I hadn’t known existed, which is an enlightening and somehow taking wind out of sails moment at the same time.” — Jimmy Shaw, Metric

📸 Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon

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Watch Metric’s stripped down version of “Now or Never Now” backstage at the Austin City Limits Music Festival

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This Song: Allison Moorer

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This Song: Allison Moorer

Posted by on Dec 19, 2019

Allison Moorer just released a new book and record, both titled “Blood.” Both works explore the legacy of her childhood in an abusive, addicted household and examine the impact that her parent’s murder suicide had on her life. In this episode, Moorer describes how “Every Breath You Take”  by the Police gave her a window into an entire other world of music, and helped her define herself apart from her family.

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Leave Lizzo Alone!

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Leave Lizzo Alone!

Posted by on Dec 16, 2019

This Week on The Breaks:

  • Fresh wonders why Nick Cannon decided to go after Eminem on the diss track “The Invitation.”
  • On his Unpopular Opinion Fresh defends Lizzo’s right to twerk at the Lakers Game, and tells the internet to back off and let Lizzo be Lizzo.
  • Fresh implores artists to prioritize their mental health after the recent death of Juice WrldAustin artists who need help accessing mental health services can reach out to the SIMS Foundation.
  • Confucius and Fresh interview Reno Dudley, who manages Alesia Lani. This was recorded live in Studio 1A as part of The Breaks live series.
  • This week’s song of the week is “Better By You” by Alesia Lani

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