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SOP035 – Very Wonderful on Many Levels

October 31, 2009

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Show Notes
It’s November! But mercifully we’re not raking Thanksgiving over the coals again! There’s lots of new music this fall, and we’re personally delivering it to your iPod. First up are new tracks from Venus Hum and an interview with Tony Miracle about their album Mechanics & Mathematics. In What’s the Best Show on Television? we talk about our fascination with Project Runway. Mari brings a lovely seasonal tune, and just when you think you can’t take any more, we delve into freshly released music by Compact Space. Finally, we beg for votes for The Sleep, cause even though it’s an honor to be nominated, winning would be nice, too.

Music Guide
“Mathematics & Mechanics”
Artist: Venus Hum
Album: Mechanics & Mathematics

“Tell Me Secrets”
Artist: Venus Hum
Album: Mechanics & Mathematics

Artist: Mari Smith

“Push Push”
Artist: Compact Space

“My Legacy”
Artist: The Sleep
Album: Never in a Million Years

Miscellaneous Links and Goodies
Do you Twitter? Swell! Follow us at

Synth Britannia Trailer

Cincinnati Entertainment Awards

Gallery of Guys Neil Finds Attractive

The obligatory Depeche Mode Link

5 Comments leave one →
  1. November 6, 2009 10:44 am

    I dug your Venus Hum interview so much, I downloaded the album from Amazon. Me likey.

    As always, I adore Mari’s compositions and her talent.

    Neil, have you seen The Nines? ( It’s a strange movie, but Ryan Reynolds does a very decent job playing three different characters.

    Happy November Smiths!

  2. November 6, 2009 11:29 am

    Thanks, Brian! That was a fun interview. I will pass your complements to Mari and make sure Neil sees the movie recommendation!

  3. November 9, 2009 1:03 pm

    Hello Smiths, great show again, love the opening track from Venus Hum, the album is amazing and I wish I’d know they did private parties, what a great wedding band they’d have made for us! Really good interview. Interesting about Armistice Day. It’s still a big deal here in the UK (and Europe I think), we still observe the silence and the Royal Family come out and do what they do (not a big fan of them). Synth Britannia was the best thing on TV this year, sorry you can’t see it in the States, now you know how we feel being locked out of Hulu. There are ways around these things, I have a friend in Holland who somehow bypasses the BBC region block so get Neil on the case. Once again, well done. And from last month, people in Liverpool are called Liverpudlians, not to be confused with Lilliputians. Very different things!

    • November 9, 2009 1:30 pm

      Hi Andrew!
      Yes, interesting about the house concerts, isn’t it? The is a grass roots movement here in the US where bands are doing these smaller shows in people’s homes. I love the idea, until I think about getting the house ready for something like that and the fact that we only have one bathroom. The band Ellery, who we have played a few times, is currently doing a house concert tour. I am anxious to hear how that works out for them financially. I have a line on Synth Britannia, so never fear. I may see it yet! So you and your fellow Liverpudlians can rest easy. Glad you like the show!

  4. November 18, 2009 2:16 am

    Venus Hum! great great great! had fun

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