The Truth Ep. 35: 2 Spree or Not 2 Spree
We're back after a short hiatus to talk all about the latest happenings in Prince's world including the twitter interview, new shows, new record, 2014, Andy Allo, Prince spreecasts & kickboxing?! Listen in!!!!!!!
The Truth Podcast SE w/ Van Ark Pt. 5!!!
Rework Philip Glass LP feat. Beck & Tobin Cornelius. Van Ark: "its a one of my selected picks lately that I have been listening to on heavy Rotation & I wanted to share on another special edition episode for everybody, cheers!"
The Truth Ep. 34: Reaction 2 Breakfast
We're baaaack!!! Van Ark & KStraw talk about the reaction to the Breakfast Can Wait video, the remixes, we respond to people who say we hated on the song & the video. Is Prince going to celebrate next year a huge 30th anniversary blowout of Purple Rain with new music? It's real quiet @ paisley, like rehearsing for a world tour quiet ..... listen up!!!!! (This is a short, we were experimenting in some new digs, so this episode sounds a little different from others.)
The Truth Ep. 33: The Future Will B ...?
We review the Breakfast Can Wait video, talk about his Paisley Park concert, also his return to making short music films, and we talk about what Prince could, would, should, & won't NEVER do when it comes to promoting his new product (that hopefully will be released soon). sigh.
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TPeLP Ep. 3: Todd Herrington Things
The most EPIC episode we have done yet! from the Truth Podcast eLP series, bassist/composer Todd Herrington talks about his debut solo project, Things. A lot of incredible stories, music, blood, sweat & laughter went into this recording. Keyboardist/drummer Daniel Clarke, guitarist Frank Jackson have been friends & bandmates w/ Todd for years, are featured with us. This joint is packed with good times, enjoy! (Note: sorry for the audio quality, but we're figuring it out as we go! raw, it's just the Truth!)
The Truth Ep. 32: The EWF Movement Pt. I
With Prince quietly gearing up for a fall release (w/ two albums maybe?), we decided to talk one of our about favorite bands, Earth, Wind & Fire. They have a new album out, called Now, Then & Forever & belongs with their classic albums from the 70's & 80's. We talk briefly on their history, production, the '75-79' peak, Maurice White, band member contributions, the '81-'83 demise, how they went from funk rock unit to a world music powerhouse & did they sell out? Plus, tons of great music! Van Ark & I get real heavy, look out for part two coming soon where we review their new album & talk about the second half of EWF's career!
The Truth Podcast SE w/ Van Ark Pt. 4!!!
from Van Ark: this episode is some of my favorite Björk 12" singles I picked up from the record store as i was crate digging. Please enjoy & share!! @Vanark1
TPeLP 1st listen: Todd Herrington Things
In this preview first listen from the Truth Podcast eLP series, bass player/composer Todd Herrington & keys/drummer Daniel Clarke talk about the making of Todd's debut solo project, "things". Clarke, who also performs with k.d. lang, explains his first encounter with a young Jason Mraz.
TPeLP Ep. 2: Mighty Monde HoneysTea
Second episode of The Truth Podcast Album Series!!! We deal with amazing artists from the Richmond, VA area & surrounding. This time, KSTRAW talks with Reeverb Entertainment artist Mighty Monde, who talents lie from mixtape MC to singer to all-around entertainer and hypeman. We talk about his debut album, HoneysTea, produced by Reeverb.
The Truth Ep. 31: 3EG or NPG?
Now that 3rd eye girl is more established in the public "eye", should Prince let the NPG go? This is going to be a never ending debate, but it's only a hour or so, check it!!!! Also, new theme music by Van Ark!!!
The Truth Podcast SE w/ Van Ark Pt. 3 !!
From Van Ark: "it's some of my favorite cuts from mr. scruff's album trouser jazz". Mr. Scruff is the recording name of Andy Carthy (born 10 February 1972, Macclesfield, Cheshire, England), a British electronic music producer and DJ. He lives in Stretford, Greater Manchester, and studied fine art at the Psalter Lane campus of Sheffield Hallam University. Before he could make a living from his music alone, he worked as a shelf-stacker in the Hazel Grove branch of Kwik Save.
His stage name was inspired by his scruffy facial hair, as well as his trademark loose-lined drawing style. He has been DJing since 1994, at first in and around Manchester then nationwide. He is known for DJing in marathon sets (often exceeding six hours).
The Truth Ep. 30: The Breakdown
wow, it's our first episode in a minute! We get into it all, ex-Prince proteges goin' ham on facebook, Prince's interviews, tour, how the new band is going, SPREECAST, Dr. Funkenberry, what's happening with the NPG, what's in Prince's fridge, Livestream & 3rdEye TV, FDeluxe, his websites, etc ..... whew, we touch on it all (you know). Get ready, it's a real breakdown on this joint!!!!!!!!!!!!!
TPeLP Ep. 1: DJ Harrison Monotones
This is our debut spinoff of the Truth Podcast, called the Truth Podcast Album Series (tentative title), where we get in-depth on new albums from talented artists in Richmond (RVA) & surrounding areas. In our first episode KSTRAW talks to DJ Harrison aka Devonne Harris, multi-instrumentalist, about releasing his first full length project, "Monotones."
The Truth Ep. 29: 1985 Part Three
For our third episode of 1985, we talk about Prince's crazy follow-up to his mega-hit movie & soundtrack entitled "Around The World In A Day". With the most guests he's ever had on a recording, Prince was in an interesting space, seeming uncomfortable with new fans yet, struggling to keep his diehard fanbase. We get super deep, check it out!!!!!
The Truth Ep. 28: 1985 Part Two
We cover The Family's 1985 album. Their only album. Hear the story right here.
The Truth Ep. 27: 1985 Part One
1985 was the year after Prince's monumental Purple Rain & the world wanted more. Sheila E's 2nd album Romance 1600 aimed to avoid the sophomore slump, following her mega hit The Glamorous Life. Van Ark & KSTRAW decide to discuss Sheila's album, along with two seminal albums for a three part series! Can you guess the other two Prince produced projects? Check us out!!
The Truth Ep. 26: Celebration Year One
Believe it or not, the Truth Podcast is celebrating their one year anniversary! And we're capping it off with a serious discussion about everything Prince has accomplished in the past 12 months: Fallon, SXSW, new songs, the videos, the Dakota gigs, the bands, Vernon Reid, 3rd Eye Girl, Spreecast, Funkenberry, Jester, the TOUR, the website, TWITTER .... holy crap, we r LOADED!!!! thank you for your support and stay tuned!!!
The Truth Ep. 25: 3121 LP Review
Here it is !!!!! 3121, we go down like the wall of Berlin!!!!
With Prince's resurgence in pop culture, we decided to go back, check out his Musicology-3121 era & see how the #1 album holds up.
The Truth Podcast SE: Michael Koppleman
Michael Koppleman is an everyman: engineer, producer, musician, beer-maker, web innovator, etc. He also worked for Prince on classic projects including Graffiti Bridge, D&P and even played bass on The Love Symbol album. His innovative (and short-lived) podcast on his Prince stories are a must-listen. We discuss him and also, the Prince in the Studio 1975-1995 "Bible", so to speak. this is a special edition because we nerd out super hard and get real heavy with the studio and music lingo, you've been warned. One year anniversary special coming up!!!!
The Truth Ep. 24: Drummer Drama
we discuss the drummer situation in Prince's camp. What is Prince going to do with these two bands?? Are they going on the road? What's happening to Blackwell? BTW, this was taped before Prince decided to call the trio of women "3rd eye Girl", just sayin' .... Van Ark, KSTRAW & Jay Silent says "give the drumma some!"