Hello Dear Listener,
Thanks for downloading Episode 6. This is the podcast I've always wanted to make! My Mother in law Jean 'The Bean', Is a remarkable person and makes connections with people in the most unlikely circumstances. We used to review new music together on Xfm back in the day and our conversations would always spiral in and out of the music and the themes that it brought to the fore.
Jean would make connections with the music to the world around her and in one outstanding review she was so moved by Queens of The Stone Age that she started quoting Dylan Thomas. That review got sent to the bands management, the band replied and the rest of the story is told in this podcast.
So with Post Pop Depression - The new album from Iggy Pop and Queens of the Stone Age's Josh Homme, recently released, It felt like the perfect time to talk music and life with Jean on the mic again. As always Jean went above and beyond with her research and preparation, even watching Iggy Pop's John Peel lecture on the BBC iplayer beforehand and we had a great conversation.
Inspired by the music Jean Rages against the dying of the light and talks with great parity and humour about the current state of the world and her place in it, then goes 'Full Samuel L Jackson' on her old computer with a sledgehammer in and act of symbolic destruction. A must listen for anyone who feels trapped by the system or even if you're not and you'd just like the world to be a better place.
Thanks Jean - You are Rock and Roll. Not my words, that's Josh Homme who said that.