Monthly Archives: July 2015

John Miller: Artistic Producer

Episode 42 - July 21, 2015

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John Miller is the Artistic Producer of The Stratford Summer Music Festival.

John is one of Canada’s most respected cultural administrators. His background includes being the National Director of The Canadian Music Centre and Executive Director of the Glenn Gould Foundation.

2015 marks the fifteenth season of Stratford Summer Music.

The respected British music journal, Gramophone, named Stratford Summer Music one of the top festivals on the continent and the only Canadian festival to make the distinguished designation of being in its top twelve summer music sites.

We discuss John’s background with the Salvation Army, his career as a cultural administrator and the upcoming season at The Stratford Summer Music Festival.

Show Notes
Stratford Summer Music
The Salvation Army
Ben Heppner on Twitter
The Blind Boys of Alabama
Jan Lisiecki
R. Murray Schafer
Mark Vuorinen, Artistic Director and Conductor Kitchener-Waterloo Grand Philharmonic Choir

Carole Pope: Singer Songwriter

Episode 41 - July 6, 2015

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Carole pope, rough trade, music for lesbians, interview, carole pope podcastSinger, songwriter Carole Pope is known for pushing the boundaries of sexuality, sexual politics and the status quo.

Pope co-wrote the hit song “High School Confidential” for her band Rough Trade in 1980. It was one of the most sexually explicit songs in pop music.

We talk about her songwriting process, her most recent recording “Music for Lesbians” and her book “Anti-Diva” a no-holds-barred look at her adventures in the music scene – on the concert stage, in the recording studio, and in the bedroom.

See Carole Pope perform at Revival House in Stratford, 9pm, Saturday Aug. 13.

Please note this podcast was recorded in 2015.

Show Notes
Carole Pope’s website
Carole Pope on Bandcamp
Carole Pope’s book “Anti Diva” at Amazon
Shovels & Rope
Joey Arias
Justin Vivian Bond
KGSR radio in Austin