Heidi Ewing Part One (E37)
The Catskills provided a fitting backdrop for a deep conversation about music, life, culture, movies and… Voyager II. Heidi spent a ton of time working on songs that are mesmerizing, euphoric and seem to cause a medical condition commonly known as “musical paralysis.” Of what do you speak, dear PJDJ? Tell us more about this strange and curious condition if you would.
Dear reader, it will all be made clear when you listen to the episode below.
That Moment in a Bar (or Starbucks)
You are having drinks with friends in a crowded bar. Chatting away. Having such a good time. And then something tingles in the back of your brain. A new sensation… certainly… but odd. Does it feel good? You think so. Yes… it’s good. You pay attention. Your ear follows this new sonic “thing.”
And then… the topic of these shows with Heidi… euphoria and paralysis. While you may not have the same emotional connection with each tune as Heidi does, I am pretty sure you will see the magic in each, and what compelled Heidi to add them to this list of stunning songs. Music is highly personal and you are likely to have your own list of songs that create euphoria and paralysis. Share your list in the comments below.
COCTEAU TWINS TO ARTHUR RUSSELL
The Cocteau Twins
Euphoria and Paralysis
Cocteau Twins were a Scottish band active from 1979 to 1997. They were formed in Grangemouth by Robin Guthrie (guitars, drum machine) and Will Heggie (bass), adding Elizabeth Fraser (vocals) in 1981 and replacing Heggie with multi-instrumentalist Simon Raymonde in 1983. The group earned critical praise for their ethereal, effects-laden sound and the soprano vocals of Fraser, whose lyrics often abandon recognisable language. They pioneered the 1980s alternative rock subgenre of dream pop.
Tracks included in order of appearance.
|Song||Artist / Album||Year|
|Assimilate||Skinny Puppy / Bites||1985|
|Stand or Fall||The Fixx / Shuttered Room||1982|
|If You Were Here||Thompson Twins / Quick Step and Side Kick||1982|
|Over the Rainbow||Israel Kamakawiwo’ole / Facing Future||1993|
|Dreams||The Cranberries / Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?||1993|
|Here’s Where the Story Ends||The Sundays / Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic||1990|
|Heaven or Las Vegas||The Cocteau Twins / Heaven or Las Vegas||1990|
|Blue Bell Knoll||Cocteau Twins / Blue Bell Knoll||1988|
|The Ghost in You||The Psychedelic Furs / Mirror Moves||1984|
|Oblivious||Aztec Camera / High Land, Hard Rain||1983|
|Mattress of Wire – Live||Roddy Frame / Live in Osaka||2012|
|Tea in the Sahara||The Police / Synchronicity||1983|
|That’s Us/Wild Combination||Arthur Russell / Calling Out of Context||2000|
LEST-OMETER – 1985
In this episode our music centers around the year 1985 as you can see from our LEST-OMETER below. Yep – that’s how we roll around here… the very latest in music technology!!