The Real Gentlemen of Queens

The Real Gentlemen of Queens

By Julian Velard
A freewheeling conversation between two songwriters and New Yorkers about culture through the lens of music. Hosts Julian Velard and BSki create a collaborative playlist around a different theme each week. Every episode features a special guest from the world of music, comedy and beyond.
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Jersey with Chris Calogero
The Gentlemen (Julian Velard and BSKi) take a trip down the Garden State Parkway with comedian and writer Chris Calogero. The three discuss all of the great music that's come out of New Jersey in an attempt to create a genre around the state. They talk Bruce, they talk Frank, and even Naughty by Nature. Listen to the episode playlist on Spotify.
1:39:40
August 5, 2020
Dad Rock with Grace Spelman
The Gentlemen return with a journey into the jams of fatherhood. They are joined by comedian, writer and musician (and Spotify Gawdess) Grace Spelman as they take a look at what defines the elusive term "Dad Rock". The Gents get into minimal arguments, JV proclaims that Bob Dylan invented rap (yet again), and Grace talks about her absolute legend of a father and his musical influence on her. Listen to the accompanying Spotify playlist for the episode, RGOQ Ep. 7 Dad Rock.
1:24:01
July 29, 2020
90's East Coast Rap with Josh Gondelman
The Gentlemen (Julian Velard and BSKi) return with a conversation about the world of 90's East Coast Rap. They are joined by comedian, author, and podcaster Josh Gondelman. JV wallows through the genre and tries to figure out the difference between Hip Hop and Rap. Josh and BSki school him and subject him to deserved humiliation. Bob Dylan only comes up only once. Listen to the accompanying Spotify playlist here. 
1:43:08
July 22, 2020
Latin Soul with Steven Salcedo
The Gentlemen return with an exploration of Latin Soul with their guest, band leader Steven Salcedo. They discuss  the origins of the term, its beginnings in Boogaloo, and how its influence can be heard in Salsa, Freestyle, 80s and 90s R&B Pop and more. Julian does his best to sound like he knows what he's talking about, and BSKi and Steven take easy on him until the very end. You can listen to accompanying playlist on Spotify here.
1:31:06
July 15, 2020
Great Vocal Performances with Vivian Sessoms
The Real Gentlemen (Julian Velard and BSKi) return a day late but not a dollar short. This episode they cut it up with singer Vivian Sessoms about some of the greatest vocal performances ever put to record.  Julian exercised self-restraint and did not put Bob Dylan on the list. Listen to the accompanying Spotify playlist here. 
1:55:41
July 8, 2020
TV Themes with Jack Dolgen
The Real Gentlemen (Julian Velard and BSKi) sit down with songwriter Jack Dolgen (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) to talk about the genre of Television themes. They hold up their favorite and most obscure examples of TV Tunes and Jack schools the Gents on industry lingo. Check out the accompanying Youtube playlist here.
1:33:48
June 30, 2020
Put Some Doobie In Your Funk with Freedom Bremner
The Gentlemen return for their second episode with a conversation about the convergence of rock, soul and funk. Hosts Julian Velard and BSKi are joined by singer, actor, and storyteller Freedom Bremner of Screaming Headless Toros fame to discuss the how the Doobie gets into the Funk. Listen to the accompanying Spotify playlist here.
1:45:42
June 23, 2020
Protest Songs with Mike Joseph
Hosts Julian Velard and BSKi, aka The Real Gentlemen of Queens, embark on their inaugural podcast with a discussion of the genre of protest songs. They are joined by Radio Free Brooklyn host Mike Joseph. Listen to the accompanying Spotify playlist here. 
1:33:50
June 16, 2020
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Subscribe to The Real Gentleman of Queens, a weekly podcast that examines culture through the lens of music. Songwriters, native New Yorkers and hosts Julian Velard and BSki invite special guests to create a collaborative playlist based on a new theme each week. Hear them playfully battle with their very strong musical opinions. The show broadcasts live every Sunday night and goes up as a podcast the following day.
01:37
June 11, 2020