NOIR PART 6: The Tony Mix
THE NOIR SERIES: A new weekly series of mixes featuring an array of sounds from multiple genres. These musical soundtracks are influenced by classic film noir movies from the past.
DJ mix: Kurse
Cover Art Photography: Kurse
Welcome to the second episode of The Tony Club! Today we have guests Renee Iosefa and Callum Neil on to discuss Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller. They recall a high school production where they played husband and wife Willy and Linda Loman and how theatre may've led them down the path to shortly become husband and wife themselves.
James also featured as a cane wielding Uncle Ben as did Filthy Rich star Taylor Hall as Biff Loman.
We also discuss the first Tony winning musical, the problematic Kiss Me Kate by Cole Porter and decide if either of the two plays should be placed in the Tony Treasury.
Welcome to our very first episode of the Tony Club! We're very excited to be bringing this brand new venture to your ears.
The Tony Club is where we read and re-examine the Tony winners of Best Play and Best Musical year by year.
Now because this is our first time doing this, you'll notice a few teething problems. There's a bit of helicopter noise and keyboard tapping but by and large we're really happy with how it turned out.
The first Tony award for Best Play was Mister Roberts, a 1948 play starring Henry Fonda who also won the Tony award for Best Actor in the same year. It's a surprisingly upbeat war story that's now relatively unknown. Will it make the Tony Treasury?
Greenwich Village and Greenish Witches* are today's topics of conversation on The Tony Club!
We're joined by Filthy Rich star Taylor Hall and Brother of Co-host Ben Cain to talk about high school productions of The Crucible!
Then we move to New York, New York to chat about the obscure and beguiling Wonderful Town.
*Please Note: There are no actual witches in The Crucible, that's kind of the point.
It's Bedknobs and Buddha in this episode of the Tony Club.
We've got the Fourposter by Jan de Hartog and The King and I by Roge and Ham. Will Cass and James be wooed to dance? Why is there a 15 minute segment about Uncle Tom's Cabin? And what the hell is the Fourposter? A puzzlement...
The Spacey Ship have arrived on the Tony's shores! Adam Goodall and Johnny Crawford docked, unloaded and moaned on another Very Special Tony Club Episode!
Yes, the 71st Tony Awards happened and was hosted by none other than Kevin Spacey. So what better guests than friends of podcast, The Spacey Space, to deconstruct the questionable decisions that went into this quite forgettable night!
Listen in for the winners, the losers and everything Broadweird.
It's a jam packed Tony Club ep!
We're back after our brief hiatus with tons of content, unpacking the symbolism-laden Rose Tattoo by Tennessee Williams and Guys and Dolls by Frank Loesser. What will make the Tony Treasury? Will we remember all these plot points in the plot synopsis? Only Tony will tell...
After a long break, The Tony Club have returned in full force. We're approximately at the right time length, we reviewed two shows, hell we've even got nominations this year!
This week we're reading memoirs and yelling at yanks with the Diary of Anne Frank and Damn Yankees.
Can Cass and James remember how this whole thing worked? Is Damn Yankees an improvement from the disappointing Pajama Game? (featuring many of the same collaborators) Anne Frankly is an Anne Frank play even necessary?
James and Cass are joined by returning Tony Club guest Matt Loveranes for a very Long but Fair discussion of this week's texts. Will Eugene O'Neill's magnum opus stand the test of time? Will Lerner and Loewe's musical spectacular still reign (in Spain)? Will Matt ever get over his crush on Katharine Hepburn? Only Tony will tell!
It's Tony season and we're taking a break from our normal programming to bring an expert on and parse out our predictions for 2017!
Whether you're feeling Grounded in knowledge that the woodchuck chucker will take the Day or that Dear Evan Hansen will go down For Forever in history, we're here to contribute with our ill-informed opinions! Having only seen one of these shows (thanks Miss Saigon) we feel confident in hurling our ideas into the void for your listening enjoyment.
Join us on a journey to the exotic locale of Tonyclublandia as we dive into the Orientalist excesses of Kismet and The Teahouse of the August Moon. But are our hosts ready to face yet another WW2 military comedy? And how many baubles, bangles and beads does it take to make it into the Tony Treasury?
"We're bringing you back to the 1950s with a good old fashioned Tony Club episode this week, featuring a passionate defence of the labour movement from Cassandra and a passionate defence of the movie Ice Age from James. If you're Desperate for another Hour of fun and Games with C & J, then pop on your Pajamas, turn up the volume, and settle in for another episode. What do you think they charge for ham now?"
Welcome to the Third episode of the Tony Club. Our apologies for our lateness but there's a very good reason for it which relates to our feelings towards The Cocktail Party, the Tony Winner of Best Play. After that, we're joined by Renée Iosefa again and Callum Neil to talk about the catchy but problematic South Pacific.
Alternative mix to the one by noted engineer/producer Head (PJ Harvey, Black Francis, Giant Sand) that was released on Simon Barber's (The Chesterfields, Design) Hair Records 'Trigger' compilation CD in 1994.
Notable for the introduction by Anschul Brandt - yet to become a member of the band - but clearly recording the show at the Heaven Up Here Club in Bristol for posterity - or to possibly learn the bass parts after he replaced Matt Fry in the band!
Also notable for the dark and noisy turn the band had taken by 1993 after their indie pop beginnings.