The podcast from the folks who bring you Meat For Tea: The Valley Review. This quarterly publication of arts and literature has its very own audio companion. The Meat For Teacast features live recordings of spoken word and music, conversations with authors and other artists, and more!
We have a great talk with poet, musician, retired librarian, and multi-disciplined theater veteran David P. Miller. Featuring a rare 1975 recording of Radio Piece #2, performed live by David and Andy MacKenzie on WMUA. You can find more on David's written work at cervenabarvapress.com, nixesmate.pub/product/sprawled-asleep-david-p-miller and of course at meatfortea.com.
In this episode we feature a conversation with Ernest Brute and Object Echo, and feature some of their audio works of music, spoken word and sound collage. Find their releases at ernestbruteandobjectecho.bandcamp.com and more information at facebook.com/ernestbruteandobjectecho and facebook.com/Snffbx-321190761694323
This time we revisit the Cirque du Fou release event for the Tête de Veau issue from December 5, 2015. Recorded live at Sonelab, we have readings from contributors Stephanie Baird, Ernest Brute, Jefferson Navicki, Michael Goldman, Eleanor Lane, Gerald Yelle and Richard Wayne Horton. Plus our lovely musical guests The Fawns and Easthampton Savings Band, who ROCKED that night. Check out Stephanie's works at sephanienbairdlmhc.wordpress.com, too.
Here we are with a great and diverse chat with Lesa Bezo and Henning Ohlenbusch. Extraordinary musicians and lovely people! Featuring music from some of the bands they're in: The Fawns, Gentle Hen, School For the Dead and some solo Henning material. Do stick around! We talk about TV shows, too...
Our guest is the talented and lovely Kimaya Diggs. Musician, artist, writer, teacher and so much more. Listen and learn how we all got to know each other and a lot more. Including several songs from her solo album Breastfed! kimayadiggs.bandcamp.com www.kimayadiggs.com
In which we have a great conversation with translator, poet, author and musician Michael Goldman and illustrator, designer and musician James Steinberg. And we are treated to three great pieces from the jazz sextet Now's The Time, of which they are both members. Now's the time to listen to this latest and fresh episode.
A trip back to 12/13/2014 and the Cirque du Gougéres. Featuring readings from Gerald Yelle, Elizabeth MacDuffe and Kurt Zellen. Great live performances by Lord Russ and Wishbone Zoe! You'll want to stay to the end.
In which we have a lively conversation with Russell (Lord Russ) Brooks and Perry Carter. We chat about music, art, life, and a lot of other things along the way. And crack ourselves up quite mightily. Also featured are four tracks from several of Lord Russ' musical projects. https://lordruss.bandcamp.com/ http://perrycarter.com/
For this episode, we go back to the 9th Anniversary Cirque of March, 2015. Featuring readings by Jim Whitten, Dan Hales and David P. Miller and our very own Elizabeth MacDuffie. Musical guests Trinary System round out this excellent show. (Fans of Roger Clark Miller take note!)
In this bite-size episode, we talk about the upcoming magazine release and it's corresponding (virtual) release party, and share a couple ways you can support what we do! We'll be back to our regular format on the next episode. In the meantime, find us on Facebook, where you can get a link to the December 12 release show Le cirque de la tour de Croquembouche ( https://www.facebook.com/events/174641867711350 ) and the Meat For Tea and Meat For Teacast pages. ( https://www.facebook.com/meatfortea , https://www.facebook.com/meatforteacast ) Also, links mentioned in the episode to support us are https://anchor.fm/meatforteacast (click the Support button) http://meatfortea.com/donate.htm and if you like the theme and background music of the show, check out https://outout.bandcamp.com . Cheers!
Roger Clark Miller joins Elizabeth and Mark in conversation. Roger is known for his work in the bands Mission of Burma, Alloy Orchestra, Birdsongs of the Mesozoic, and Trinary System, as well as for his visual art and the surrealist games events he hosts. Join us for an diverse and lively conversation about all of that and more - including some music by Trinary System and his own one-man guitar ensemble.
In this episode, Elizabeth has a great conversation about the arts, including independent publishing and having events in the time of Covid-19. Her guest is 2019-2020 National Beat Poet Laureate Paul Richmond, of Human Error Publishing and the band Do It Now, among many of his excellent credentials. Listen to their chat and check out some of Do It Now's work as well. And afterward, check out https://humanerrorpublishing.com and https://doitnow.bandcamp.com.
We're back with another visit to the Cirques, with the music and spoken word from Le Cirque des Feuilles Sales, September 10, 2016. Recorded live at Sonelab, it features readings from Candace Curran, Richard Horton, Tom Crean, Lea Banks, Kathryn Higgins, Jim Whitten and Adam Grabowski. And a firey set of tunes from Hot Dirt and The Leafies You Gave Me.
In episode three of our second season, we have a great conversation with musician and writer Jeremy Macomber-Dubs, and are also joined by his wife and bandmate Rebecca in the band Bunnies. And perhaps a bonus surprise as well. You'll have to stay tuned to find out..!
The second episode of The Meat For Teacast! We are happy to have Dan Whitley. A rock star from a rock star family, and also family to us. Check out some of his thoughts and recollections, and also his excellent music. To follow the latter, go to http://www.danwhitley.com/ and https://danwhitley.bandcamp.com/ and check out his work. The savvy of you will also find his experimental record, mentioned in this episode. We know we will!
Welcome to Season 2! We're starting right off with selections from Meat for Tea presents á la Mémoire de Philip: Un Cirque Virtuel. Our twenty-first episode features readings from Gerald Yelle, Richard Wayne Horton, Jan Maher, and David P. Miller. Musical readings from Seth Cable and Ernest Brute and Object Echo, and music from Bigger Stars, Beach Honey and Original Cowards. Once you've enjoyed this, when you're ready to sit down with some charcuterie and a nice beverage, you can dive deeper by viewing the whole Cirque at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIRUtugqIZg
The twentieth episode of the Meat For Teacast, and the season one finale! Join Elizabeth in conversation with Michael Rothenberg, writer, artist, and co-founder of 100,000 Poets, Artists and Musicians for Change. And hear the world premiere of a track from his new album Dystopic Relapse, with the track "Incarceration of the Orange Bartender." (Longineu Parsons-trumpet. Michael Bakan-drums and percussion. Brian Hall-double bass. Tribal Records. Tribaldisorder.com).
The nineteenth episode of the Meat For Teacast. Elizabeth has an in-depth conversation with Jamie Berger, host of 15 Minutes: A Podcast About Fame. He also reads his piece Itch Itch Itch, which was published in a recent issue of Meat For Tea: The Valley Review.
(For the attentive listener, yes, Elizabeth's microphone track has some occasional glitches, which we did our best to mitigate.)
The eighteenth episode of the Meat For Teacast. We again return to recordings from the Meat For Tea Cirques. This episode features recordings from Le Cirque de la Bete de Givre on Saturday, June 2, 2018, an event celebrating the release of the “Lotus Blossom” issue of Meat for Tea. Recorded live at Sonelab in Easthampton, MA. We have spoken word by Elizabeth MacDuffie (reading a work by Eliza Strauss Jenkins), Michael Goldman, Gerald Yelle, Theo Greenblatt, Richard Horton and Peter Urkowitz, with great music from Frost Heaves and Hales and Beasthampton.
The seventeenth episode of the Meat For Teacast. Nicole Young and Kaliis Smith join Elizabeth in an excellent conversation about many things, mostly focusing on black voices and black lives in the world and our culture, ranging from the political to the artistic. Featured throughout is the excellent music of Pamela Means. You can learn more about them at the following links:
and by googling Kaliis Smith and her bands Ex-Temper, The Brass and Soul Magnets.
As has been the case with recent episodes, portions are recorded via the internet, so sound quality varies from time to time.
The sixteenth episode of the Meat For Teacast. Elizabeth has a conversation with Khalif Neville, son of Charles Neville of the Neville brothers. He tells a couple of his dad's stories from his life, and has a lengthy and thoughtful discussion of racism in culture and music. This episode features music from his last full-length recording which features his father on saxophone on several tracks, as well as some music from former Meat For Tea intern and all-around amazing talent Kimaya Diggs. Please follow the links below to find out more about Khalif and Kimaya and their music!
(All music on this podcast used with explicit permission of the artists.)
The fifteenth episode of the Meat For Teacast. Another return to recordings from the Meat For Tea Cirques. This episode features recordings from Cirque du Fleurs on Saturday, June 6, 2015. Recorded live at Sonelab in Easthampton, MA. We have spoken word by Elizabeth MacDuffie (reading a work by Michael Meyerhofer), Richard Wayne Horton, Michael Goldman, Jonathan Caws-Elwitt, Lea Banks, and Connolly Ryan, and some songs from Mystics Anonymous and The Claudia Malibu. ((Note, I mention The Black Voices Collective in the podcast - it is actually the Black Visions Collective. Sincere apologies. -Mark))
The fourteenth episode of the Meat For Teacast. Elizabeth MacDuffie has a conversation with author and poet Gayle Brandeis, discussing her most recent collection Many Restless Concerns, among other topics related to her work and writing. And the Meat For Teacast co-host features two selections from his band Out Out's most recent EP "White Lily". See gaylebrandeis.com and outout.bandcamp.com for more information.
The thirteenth episode of the Meat For Teacast. Returning to our explorations of recordings from the Meat For Tea Cirques. This episode features recordings from Le Cirque de Millefeuilles on Saturday, March 10, 2018. We have spoken word by Andrew Varnon, Richard Wayne Horton, Michael Washburn, Peter Urkowitz and Jim Infantino, and some musical selections from Gentle Hen and Beach Honey.
The twelfth episode of the Meat For Teacast. We have a conversation with Tommy Twilight, a writer, songwriter and member of Florence Poets Society, and Kaliis Smith, DJ and musician with Ex-Temper, Soul Magnets and The Brass, among other bands, Talking about culture, creativity and business during Covid-19. This conversation is the third part in our series regarding arts, culture and commerce during the pandemic, and related to the Purple Flame project. Additionally, we have Tommy Twilight reading some of his work and performing two songs, and Ex-Temper (Kaliis, Lynn Simonds, Kate Dowd and Dana Wilde) with two songs recorded at Le Cirque du Duc Blanc Mince, March, 2016. Our conversation was recorded remotely, so audio quality may suffer - so you know.
The eleventh episode of the Meat For Teacast. We have a conversation with Jean-Pierre Pasche of Big Red Frame and Elusie Gallery and Vincent Corsello of Corsello Butcheria, discussing culture and business during Covid-19. This conversation is a continuation as well of Episode 10 and the Purple Flame project. Additionally, we have December Boy from the December 2019 Les Cirque de Noël, four songs recorded live!
Please visit https://www.gofundme.com/f/thepurpleflameeasthampton for more information as well.
Note: as the conversation was recorded remotely, sound quality reflects that!
The tenth episode of the Meat For Teacast. We have a conversation with Josh Suchoza of Black Labyrinth Tattoo and Jason Montgomery of Attack Bear Press discussing their project The Purple Flame - in support of local Easthampton, MA businesses and culture during the Covid-19 crisis. And Jason reads some works from his upcoming and previous chapbooks. Please visit https://www.gofundme.com/f/thepurpleflameeasthampton for more information as well.
Note: as the conversation was recorded remotely, sound quality reflects that!
The ninth episode of the Meat For Teacast. Featuring recordings from the March 7, 2020 Les Cirque des Tartes, recorded live at Sonelab. Featuring comedy from Ezra Prior and spoken word from Neysa Tapanes, Gerald Yelle, Richard Wayne Horton, Peter Urkowitz and Bill O'Connell. There is "adult content and language" in this episode. So you know.
The eighth episode of the Meat For Teacast. Featuring recordings from the June 3, 2017 Cirque des Orignaux de la Lune, recorded live at Sonelab. Featuring spoken word from Jane Yolen, Jacob Chapman and Richard Wayne Horton, and live music from Moon Power.
The seventh episode of the Meat For Teacast. We have author Anthony Spaeth in conversation from Texas (thanks to the power of voip!) discussing his Gad the Zig illustrated book series, and a reading of the first book in the series, The Howl of the Lambergoon, by Derek Murray. More of the audio book versions can be found here, and the physical, illustrated books can be found on the Meat For Tea website.
The sixth episode of the Meat For Teacast. This is the third and last of this series, recorded live at Poems, Prose and Pints, an Easthampton Bookfest event co-hosted with Sonelab Studio in Easthampton, MA, April 13, 2019. Jane Yolen was our featured reader, and we're proud to have her here.
The fourth episode of the Meat For Teacast. This is the second of a series, recorded live at Poems, Prose and Pints, an Easthampton Bookfest event co-hosted with Sonelab Studio in Easthampton, MA, April 13, 2019. Featuring performances by Seth Cable, Carolyn Zaikowski and Jason Montgomery of the No No Project.
The third episode of the Meat For Teacast. This is the first of a series, recorded live at Poems, Prose and Pints, an Easthampton Bookfest event co-hosted with Sonelab Studio in Easthampton, MA, April 13, 2019. Featuring performances by Beth Filson, Ernest Brute and Khalif Neville.
The second episode of the Meat For Teacast. This is the second of two parts, recorded live at Cold Cuts and Cool Cats, an Easthampton Art Walk event co-hosted with Corsello Butcheria in Easthampton, MA, July 13, 2019. Featuring performances by Alison Murchie, Michael Alves and Britt Brideau.
The inaugural episode of the Meat For Teacast. This is the first of two parts, recorded live at Cold Cuts and Cool Cats, an Easthampton Art Walk event co-hosted with Corsello Butcheria in Easthampton, MA, July 13, 2019. Featuring performances by Elizabeth MacDuffie, Brandee Simone and L. D. Green.