Saturday, January 24, 2015

Podcast One: 2015

Another year, same old podcast :-) This time we kick off in traditional manner by looking at the BBC's Sound of 2015 choices: Years & Years, James Bay, Raury, Stormzy, and George the Poet. 

We follow that up with looking back on the last five years and the CTTB albums of 2010,2011,2012,2013 and 2014 and name our album of albums winner.

Check out this episode!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Jessica Pratt on Todd as inspiration

Vogue talks to Jessica Pratt about the release of her second album, On Your Own Love Again. When asked what she was listening to to get in the mood for writing she answers: "She was listening, she says, to Scott Walker, the Beach Boys, Todd Rundgren—“all those seventies-crooner mellifluous types. I call them my surrogate boyfriends! Listening to them makes you want to write songs.”

Where are all the Todd fans?

It's sad to announce that Gavin Bond's Kickstarter attempt to raise funds to turn his short documentary 'Todd Who' on Todd Rundgren in a full length in-depth one has failed. I was one of 94 backers [seriously Todd fans, where the fuck were you? I know news of the campaign was posted on all the key Todd news sites online and still just 94 of us put our money where our mouths are? What happened to Todd fans being the greatest fans in the world?] So, only 20% of the money was raised. Undaunted Gavin still plans to try and make an extended version, and I wish him luck. Maybe a generous benefactor ( Hello Mr Letterman? ) could come in and back the film's production?